Senator Murray Sinclair
Honorary Riverkeeper 2017
Senator Sinclair will be joining a prestigious circle of Honorary Riverkeepers which includes Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Kevin Vickers, Mark Carney and Stephen Poloz.
A long-time friend of the river and supporter of Ottawa Riverkeeper, Mr. Solomon is back this year as your host of the Riverkeeper gala.
What better way to celebrate the Ottawa River than on one of its beautiful islands? Join us on the grounds of the Lemieux Island water purification plant, where your last glass of water probably came from! As the sun sets, revel in the serene splendor of the beautiful Ottawa River and enjoy the cachet of being among the first to experience this fresh perspective of our wonderful river.
1 RIVER ST, LEMIEUX ISLAND, OTTAWA
The Gala starts at 6:00 p.m. Because of its unique location, travel may be a bit of an adventure – so leave yourself plenty of time to get to this magical location.
The dress code for the night is “River Chic.” Come in business casual or cocktail attire, in deck shoes, stylish sandals, or your favourite boots. It’s a short stroll to the gala from the drop-off point and the ground isn’t entirely level, so choose your footwear with an eye to comfort.
Details to come.
Opportunities are still available, to learn more contact: Chloe Hillier (email@example.com)
It is with great pleasure and honour that I continue to serve as your Ottawa Riverkeeper. It was thirteen years ago that I accepted the challenge to become a voice for river protection and a leader to grow a Waterkeeper organization in the Ottawa River Watershed. It is without a doubt that Ottawa Riverkeeper has become a leading advocate for freshwater protection in Canada and our organization is stronger than ever.
In 2016, we had many wonderful successes, including the Ottawa River being awarded Heritage designation; plastic microbeads being labelled as a toxic substance; the growth of our Riverwatcher Program; important strides made towards eliminating sewage overflows in the Ottawa River; and much more (annual report.). We’re excited and inspired to continue to work for the health and welfare of our river in 2017.
The river is gaining attention and well-deserved recognition, however there are significant threats to the ecological integrity of the many rivers and lakes within our watershed. These issues are complex and can rarely be solved by one organization or one municipality acting alone. It takes a watershed to protect a river, and we thank you for being a part of that journey.
We look forward to celebrating your contribution to our watershed on May 31.
In the River Spirit,
Your Ottawa Riverkeeper