Tomorrow evening Ottawa’s top coffee-shop Planet Coffee hosts a “Pearls for Girls” evening from 6-8PM in the Byward Market. Planet Coffee teaming up with a charitable opportunity means your on to a buzzing time and the opportunity to pair holiday shopping with fundraising aimed specifically at building the confidence and leadership skills of young women in Lesotho. The Pearls 4 Girls program has both fundraising and education components. Funds are raised through the sale of beautiful pearl jewellery in support of transformative leadership programs for girls in Lesotho. Each purchase is an important contribution towards something bigger than a piece of jewellery – it is a commitment to gender equity and the belief that girls can make a difference. All proceeds raised through the sale of Pearls 4 Girls jewellery goes directly to Help Lesotho. Pearls for Girls Thursday Nov 20 6-8PM Planet Coffee – 24a York St in the Byward Market
Visionary thinking could uplift not only the Byward Market but all of Ward 12. I love libraries, including our 60’s- style current Central library at Laurier & Metcalfe. A library at the heart of the Market in sites that are only car parks and with underground parking could truly transform local perception of why we go to the market. This type of infrastructure would brand the market as a local as well as a tourist destination. Further, libraries world wide are of course visited by tourists so this idea doesn’t negate but only uplifts the current profile. Currently Bayview is under consideration for the location of the ‘Central’ library which may be handy for Hintonburg but what about those in Centretown, Lowertown, the Glebe etc who chose to live downtown so they can walk and bike to use service rather than drive. Ward 12 and the market needs an advocate that stands up for preserving not only the physical heritage but also the historical importance of the Byward market as a core part of our city and not simply a tourist destination. A candidate who proposes workable positive and truly transformative ideas is one definitely worth very serious consideration.
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We’re mad for politics and have no doubts about the fantastic potential of Rideau-Vanier. This Ward should be a crown jewel amongst Ottawa neighbourhoods given it’s historic significance, it’s creative, diverse edge and it’s proximity to absolutely everything.
Council elections are this fall and we urge all Ward 12 residents and businesses to get out and meet the Candidates. An informed decision is the best decision. Let’s meet and greet the Challengers & Incumbent to find out who is going to activate & best champion the potential in our Ward. Let’s looks for committed vision and pragmatism to make improvements now.
Tonight, in the Byward Market, Catherine Fortin-LeFaivre is launching her campaign. Fortin-LeFaivre has worked extensively in the back rooms of Federal politics and tells us she is committed to taking her experience and acting locally in the community’s best interest.
Come out to meet Catherine and tell her what’s important to you.
Peter Devine’s 73 Clarence St in the Byward Market