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  • December 04, 2017

#OC150 Ceremony Recognizes 150 Local Leaders

MPP Yasir Naqvi celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary by recognizing 50 women, 50 men and 50 youth working to improve the Ottawa Centre community

017 has been a very special year for our country as we commemorated 150 years of Canada’s Confederation. Much like Expo ’67 was for Canada’s 100th birthday, 2017 has been a historic year and one to be remembered for generations to come.

In the past 150 years Canada has grown to become one of the most welcoming, diverse and peaceful nations in the world. This would not have been possible without nation's most important asset — our people.

In a year focused on celebrating our province and country, I wanted to honour local residents who embody the qualities and values that make Ottawa, Ontario and Canada great.

On December 2nd, I was proud to recognize 50 women, 50 men and 50 youth with the #OC150 Award. These dedicated volunteers have committed their time and talent to our community and continue to serve Ottawa Centre making Canada one of the greatest country to live in.

The award ceremony was emceed by CTV Ottawa’s Stefan Keyes, and the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, LG Elizabeth Dowdeswell, delivered a keynote speech at a special reception hosted by Carleton University (Official).

#OC150 Award recognized community members who have contributed Ottawa Centre in one of the following ways:

• Celebrating diversity/inclusion
• Building community/capacity
• Protecting the heritage of Ottawa Centre
• Protecting the environment
• Promoting a healthy community

The 150 recipients we have recognized are true community builders whose contributions have made our national capital a place we are all proud to call home. It is thanks to them that we can enjoy Ottawa Centre as one of the most welcoming, diverse and accessible communities in Canada.

I am proud to introduce you to the #OC150 Award recipients:


George Abou-Hamad

Dave Adams

Rasha Al-Katta

Dave Allston

Mohd Jamal Alsharif

Moe Atallah

Abdulnaser Atef

Joshua Aubertin

Nick Bachusky

Jay Baltz

Michael Beall

Gurbachan Singh Bedi

Erin  Benjamin

Najat Benmellah

Manuel Berlanga 

Kafele   Bernard-Edwin

Joanna  Binch

Bob Bowes

Daniel Boyer

Build a Better Broadview             

Francesca Cabrol

Kenneth Campbell

Jenna    Caron

Joe Carrigan

Susan Carter

Doug Cody

Eric Collard

Trina Costantini-Powell

Lorne Cutler


Imam Zijad Delic

Alex       Devries

Jeremy Dias

Pedro    Diaz

Tammy Dopson

Des Doran

Grace Evans

Marcela Farias

Gabrielle Fayant

Sarah Ferrabee

Gord Garner

Sylvia Gazsi-Gill

Mohammed Ghadban

Lisa reaves

Katherine L. Gunn

Linda Hancock

Sam Henriques

Linda Hoad

Karen Hooper

Rita Hughes

Heather Jarrett

Fae Johnstone

RJ Jones

Kayla Kapas

Ahmed Karhani

Naomi   Katsumi

Angela Keller-Herzog

Catherine Kelly

Kathy Kennedy

Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan

Theland Kicknosway

Declan Kinghorn

Célise Kirkpatrick

Jerry Kovacs

Michael Lambert

Winn     Lambert-Meek

Tim Lamothe

Tyson Lefevbre

Leon Yin and Peter Zhu  Leon Yin and Peter Zhu

Josh Lewis

Eva Lin

Susan Love

Gary Ludington

Alexander MacDonald

Peter MacDonald

Kenneth (Peter) Mackenzie

Ken MacLaren

Carol MacLeod

Diana Majury

Conrad Manshart

Jeffrey M. Manthorpe

Lucille Marleau

Lorrie Marlow

Maria Luisa Marti

Hilary Martin

Jaime Marulanda

Christine McAllister

Jack McCarthy

Grace McClelland-Crout

Isabel Metcalfe

Alice Milmore

Snezana Minic

Zeinab   Mohamed

Brenda Morris

Jeff Morrison

Adam Moscoe

Osman Naqvi

Claudine Nduwimana

Carl Nicholson

Fritz Okrah

Erenia Hernandez Oliver

Sarah Onyango

Israel Panda

Cheryl Parrott

Jayson Pham

Ryan Piche

Zoye Poulin

Mike Powell

Sybil Powell

Lila Prosser

Cody Coyote Purcell

Naushad M.J. Quraishi

Natalie Raffoul

Rita Ramotar

Kevin Reeves

Daxton  Rhead


Marie Robertson

Christian Robillard

Joanne Robinson


Caitlin Salvino

Denis Schryburt

Tara Shannon

Ally Siebert


Donald Smith

Joan Spice

Don Stewart

Yi Sun

Wendy Tang

Michael Tay

David     Thibodeau

THIO Ottawa     

Mengistab Tsagaye

Kailena Van de Nes

Nitya     Varma

Ewart    Walters

Lynette Wasilewski

Hannah, Sophie  & Cece Weider

Mari Wellman

Bob Whitelaw

Karen Wright

Robert Yip

Ewa Zadarnowski

Thank you to all the nominators for taking the time to help recognize the efforts of many deserving community leaders in Ottawa Centre. It has been an honour to celebrate our recipients vital contributions to our community.

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