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12 déc 2019



SATURDAY BREAKFASTS AT THE ORLEANS LEGION have been canceled until further notice under the nation wide state of emergency to combat the spread of COVID-19.

THE OTTAWA SCHOOL OF THEATRE has postponed its 30th birthday celebration, originally scheduled for April 4 to a later date.

THE BYTOWN BEAT CHORUS has canceled it’s planned Open House scheduled to take place on March 23.

MIFO has canceled the following productions: “Les Fabulateurs - La légende de Barbe d’Or” scheduled for March 19; “Flip Fabrique - Blizzard” scheduled for March 28; and “Laurent Paquin et Simon Boudreault - On va tous mourir” scheduled for April 4 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

THE ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, OPERA FOR CHILDREN’ scheduled to take place at the Shenkman Arts Centre on March 28 has been postponed.


Fallingbrook couple receive City Builder Award
Oct. 24, 2019

Yomi and Kelly Pratt have been recognized for their many years of community service. The Fallingbrook couple were presented with the City Builder Award prior to last week's city council meeting by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

The Pratts were honored for the work they've done in running the Global Community Alliance for the past 11 years which recognizes outstanding achievement in the community while celebrating our diversity..

Yomi and Kelly Pratt proudly hold their City Builder Awards as the pose for a picture with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and city councillors Stephen Blais and Matt Luloff. FRED SHERWIN PHOTO

The Global Community Alliance Gala and Award Ceremony is held every year on the final Saturday in February and traditionally brings Ottawa's Black History Month celebrations to a close. The event doubles as a fundraiser with the proceeds going to a variety of worthy causes and charities.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Moses and Kelly Pratt for their many contributions to our community, and for their strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion,” Mayor Watson said before presenting the couple with their award.

After the ceremony, the Pratts said they felt honoured and humbled. "This award means a lot to us and it really energizes us to keep going on and doing what we are doing,” said Yomi Pratt who taught for many years at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School and Lester B. Pearson High School before retiring in 2017.

"It's an honour to be presented this award," added Kelly Pratt. "It's a reflection of all the hard work we've done and it's really motivating and inspriring to know that people actually recognize the work that we are doing and we are very, very honoured."

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