Last night, my team and I celebrated the service and dedication of 30 residents in Ottawa Centre who represent the Canada 150 themes of diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous people, youth, and the environment.
In the spirt of Canada 150, we recognized deserving members of our community with a commemorative pin containing the copper roof from the West Block Parliament, from 1918-1996.
Recipients of the pins came from three deserving categories: outstanding youth, youth employers, and community builders.
It was a celebration of what makes Ottawa Centre so special. I got into politics because I wanted to make real change where we live. Every day I am inspired by the members of our community who force that change. These people motivate me to work harder and aim higher, so that I can better serve and make a difference.
All of these difference-makers are clear examples of what it means to #OwnOurOttawa. Through their advocacy and passions, Ottawa has become a brighter, more engaged and prosperous city. We stand-up to adversity, we find new solutions to issues and we create a welcoming, inclusive environment.
Regardless of whether you received a pin, I want to thank all of those who make a difference in Ottawa Centre, every day.
Below are the names of the recipients for our Canada 150 Pin awards:
Elizabeth Sarah Lennox
Ellen Jane Tejano Galupo
The Boys and Girls Club – Colleen Mooney
Carleton University Student Association
Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East
The Door Youth Centre – Malik Ayass
Dovercourt Recreation Association
Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group
Le Carrefour D’Ottawa
Royal Bank Canada – Ann Morrison
Youth Ottawa (Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa)
Angela Keller Herzog