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cancer ended his broadcasting career in 2003,
but he continued to be an
ambassador for his television
station and an enthusiastic volunteer for
local charities in
the decade that followed. He passed away on October 1,
2015 at age 73.
The president of the Ottawa Champions David Gourlay
was also present during
the ceremony and noted that “Max
will always be remembered as a local hero
countless lives for the better. We are all better people for
having known him.”
young talent from around the world during
the One Young World
Summit this fall
Last fall, I had the pleasure of attending the One Young World Summit in Bangkok,
Thailand, where I received the Summit’s “baton” from the Governor of the
Bangkok’s Metropolitan Authority, confirming Ottawa as host of One Young
World 2016. The baton is proudly displayed at City Hall, until it is time
for me to relay it to the 2017 host city.
The One Young World Summit is the largest gathering of nations behind the
Summer Olympic Games, designed to bring together young people from across
the globe to create lasting, meaningful relationships that empower them to
create positive change at home and abroad.
Since its inception in 2009, One Young World has hosted 7,300 delegates
between the ages of 18 and 30, with a further 1,300 expected from 196
countries for the 2016 Summit in Ottawa.
The annual One Young World Summit brings together the most valuable young
talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other
forward-thinking organisations. Delegates to the Summit network with peers
from across all spectrum of private industry, the public sector and our world.
They will debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing
issues the world faces. No youth led movement outside of the Olympic Games
represents as many nationalities as the One Young World Summit.
As an innovative, vibrant and welcoming city, I am proud to greet these
young future leaders to our Nation’s Capital this fall. While in Ottawa,
they will also have the opportunity to hear and be heard by talented
Counsellors, such as former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan,
Sir Bob Geldof, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Chef Jamie Oliver and Cher, who
will attend the Summit in order to mentor these talented youth.
I am very happy and proud that we’ve collectively succeeded
in having Ottawa selected to host the Grey Cup and Festival during Canada’s
sesquicentennial and anticipate that this will be one of the highlights of
our year-long celebrations. Having this Canadian tradition return to Ottawa
has been part of our vision for 2017 from the start and supports the City’s
tourism development strategy of attracting major sporting events that will
create jobs in the tourism industry throughout the year.
Bernie Ashe, CEO of OSEG added that “We are honoured
and excited to have the opportunity to host a week of festivities to help
cap-off a spectacular, year-long celebration produced by Ottawa
2017. The Grey Cup is the highest rated uniquely Canadian sporting
event, by far. It will entertain Canadians from coast to coast to coast and
generate $100 million in local economic activity. It would not have been
possible without the support of Mayor Watson, City Council and the group of
fans that have gained a reputation as the best in the CFL: RNation.”
Ottawa 2017 and Ottawa Tourism will support OSEG by
offsetting a portion of the municipal services required to host the game
and week of activities leading up to it. In addition, Ottawa 2017 will help
create a festive spirit across the city by assisting with pageantry and
finding innovative ways to ensure that residents from across the city are
engaged in the event coming to Ottawa.
“We commend the team at OSEG for their hard work in
clinching the Grey Cup for next year, which will greatly add to the
excitement of the celebrations planned in Ottawa for Canada’s 150th birthday,”
said Guy Laflamme, Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau. “This
presents another excellent opportunity to showcase our nation’s capital,
Canadian culture and Canadian sporting excellence through broadcast and
social media platforms to millions of people across the country and around