Food Aid and the Mayor’s Rural Expo


I would like to take a moment to invite all residents to the Mayor’s Rural Expo at the 13th Annual Food Aid BBQ. The event takes place June 2nd at City Hall from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and this year’s event will be special, as it is included as one of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference tour stops.


Up to 100 municipal leaders from across the country are anticipated to attend. The expo provides an excellent opportunity to showcase all that rural Ottawa has to offer in a downtown setting.


Vendors selling and promoting rural goods and services will be on site starting at 10 a.m. The Ottawa Food Bank’s BBQ lunch, serving burgers from THE WORKS will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a cost of $10. The celebrity milking contest will begin at 12:15 p.m. and Southbound Boots, a local Ottawa band, will be performing live over the lunch hour.


All lunch proceeds are donated to the Ottawa Food Bank for the purchase of local beef for those in need in our community.


I hope that all residents are able to make it out to this fun-filled event for a great cause!