Order of Ottawa inductees and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipient announced for 2018
November 16, 2018
Mayor Jim Watson today announced the 16 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as the 2018 recipient of the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching.
This year’s ceremony will take place at City Hall on November 22.
Those who will be invested into the Order of Ottawa by Mayor Watson are: Julian Armour, Bernie Ashe, Graham Bird, Dr. Angela Cameron, Monique Doolittle-Romas, Marie-Claude Doucet, Barbara Farber, Emily Glossop, Elizabeth Graham, Lawrence Greenspon, David Rattray, Dr. Marc Ruel, Inderpreet Singh, Brian Tardif, the late Robert J. Wilson and Kathy Wright.
Aldège Bellefeuille will be presented with the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching, a City award that recognizes the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment.
The Order of Ottawa recognizes exceptional residents who have made a significant contribution in a professional capacity in many areas of city life, including arts and culture, business, community service, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, medicine, sports and entertainment, or other fields that benefit the residents of Ottawa.
This prestigious civic award was established in 2012 by Mayor Watson and City Council. Recipients of the Order of Ottawa are chosen by a selection committee comprised of the Mayor, City Clerk and Solicitor, Chief of Police, Chief of Protocol, City Archivist and Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa Public Library.
For more information regarding the Order of Ottawa, please visit the Awards and Recognition page on ottawa.ca.
“The 2018 inductees into the Order of Ottawa join an incredible list of accomplished residents who have improved Ottawa through their work and professional accomplishments. Their efforts and leadership have made Ottawa a better place to live, work and play, and they serve as an inspiration for the entire city.”
Mayor Jim Watson, City of Ottawa
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Biographies of recipients
Over the past 20 years, Julian Armour has distinguished himself as an arts administrator, artistic director and award-winning, international performing musician. He is the Artistic and Executive Director of Music and Beyond, the Artistic Director of the Chamber Players of Canada and the Principal Cellist of the chamber orchestra Thirteen Strings. Mr. Armour founded two major music festivals in Ottawa, Music and Beyond and the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. Each festival generated millions of dollars for Ottawa’s arts and culture sectors and economy. Mr. Armour teaches arts management at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business and has regularly taught courses in both music and arts management at the University of Ottawa.
Through his Music and Beyond festival and numerous other avenues, Julian Armour remains a dedicated advocate of Ottawa and Canadian artists and composers. One of Canada’s foremost experts on Canadian music, he continually strives to cultivate Ottawa as a major international artistic centre and cultural hub. He is internationally renowned for innovative, high-level music programming and he has created important performance opportunities for young musicians. He has brought top international talent to perform in large and small performance halls and spaces in Ottawa.
Mr. Armour’s Music and Beyond festival was named “Event of the Year” at the 2018 Ottawa Tourism Awards. Under his direction, the Ottawa Chamber Music Society was a seven-time recipient of Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for the Arts. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, and in 2002, he was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France for his contributions to music. He was awarded the Friends of Canadian Music Award from the Canadian League of Composers and the Canadian Music Centre in 2011. He has recorded more than 30 albums, with his most recent release with the Chamber Players of Canada nominated for a Juno Award in 2014.
Bernie Ashe has enjoyed a long and formidable career as a key community builder in the nation’s capital, contributing to its economic growth and making the city of Ottawa a better place to live and work.
In his role as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club from 1990 to 1997, he helped establish the business of hockey and build the Canadian Tire Centre. As the first CEO of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, Mr. Ashe was instrumental in the development of Lansdowne Park and the launching of major sports franchises in Ottawa. Canadian Football League team the Ottawa REDBLACKS made it all the way to the 2015 Grey Cup in their second season, and won the 2016 Grey Cup. The Ottawa Fury FC competed in the league’s championship match at the end of their second year. More recently, Mr. Ashe’s ambition and hometown pride helped bring the 2017 Grey Cup game and festival and the 2017 NHL 100 Classic to Ottawa.
Mr. Ashe helped the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group Foundation raise more than $2 million to lower financial barriers and enable youth from all backgrounds to participate in team sports. He launched the Bernie Ashe Sports Fund, which will provide children in the care of the Children’s Aid Society a chance to participate in organized sport.
A long-serving trustee and former Chairman of the Board of CHEO, Mr. Ashe also served on the boards of the Shaw Centre and Celebrations Ottawa, the organization that planned a range of Ottawa events for Canada’s 150th anniversary. He was a member of the Mayor’s Leadership Table on Homelessness and acted as a mentor to future leaders as CEO in Residence of the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. In 2015, he was named the CEO of the Year by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.
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