Order of Ottawa

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Last year, the City of Ottawa was pleased to present the Order of Ottawa to 15 deserving and extraordinary Ottawa citizens in recognition of their exceptional contributions in many areas of city life including arts and culture, business, philanthropy, health care, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports and entertainment.

On November 16, 2017, Mayor Jim Watson will again present this prestigious award at a ceremony at City Hall to residents of Ottawa who have made a significant contribution in a professional capacity that has been of benefit to our community.

The Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching will also be presented at this ceremony.  Created in 2003, this award is in recognition of Mr. Kilrea’s 1000th career victory and acknowledges the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment that have been the hallmarks of Brian Kilrea’s career.

Nominations for the Order of Ottawa or the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching may be submitted online or by completing a nomination form included in pamphlets that will be delivered to your offices this week, and will also be available at your local community centre, public library, or at any client service centre. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 8, before midnight. Nominations will be considered every year for five consecutive years from the date of submission. Members of Council are invited to nominate individuals. Please remember that this award is for more than just volunteers; it is for achievement in one’s career as well.