|No Action Motion To: WHEREAS in 1910 women delegates from around the world met in Copenhagen to propose that Women’s Day become an international event to promote equal rights for women; and
WHEREAS the first International Women’s Day was held in 1911; and
WHEREAS in 1977, the United Nations officially called for all countries to mark a day for the recognition of women's economic, political and social achievements; and
WHEREAS every year thousands of events are held around the world to inspire, celebrate and honour women; and
WHEREAS in 2017 Canada celebrates its 150th Anniversary, which is an opportunity to proudly recognize the outstanding leadership and contributions of women on a local, provincial, national and international scale;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Ottawa City Council declare March 8, 2017, to be International Women’s Day in the City of Ottawa.
|No Action Motion To: WHEREAS The Orleans Craft Beer Festival is an outdoor festival promoting local breweries, food vendors and musicians; and
WHEREAS the Orleans Craft Beer Festival is to occur on Friday June 9, 2017 through Sunday June 11, 2017; and
WHEREAS Centrum Boulevard, from Brisebois Crescent to Prestone Drive is required to be closed to accommodate the festival and on-street festival set-up; and
WHEREAS the on-street festival set-up will commence at 11:00am on Friday June 9, 2017 and the festival will begin operation at 1:00pm on Friday June 9, 2017; and
WHEREAS the City of Ottawa’s Special Events on City Streets By-law (2001-260, as amended), Policy Annex D “Approval Criteria for Other Events Requiring Road Closures” approved by Council on July 11, 2001, prohibits road closures before 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday; and
WHEREAS Subsection 3(2) of Ontario Regulation 389/91, as amended under the Liquor Licence Act, provides that prescribed special occasions for the purposes of Special Occasion Permits (SOPs), include a public event designated by a municipal council as an event of municipal significance; and
WHEREAS Council at its meeting of November 23, 2016, approved the definition of event of municipal significance as being a single or recurring special event, occurring on City or private property, which has a high economic and business benefit to the residents and communities of Ottawa and/or the National Capital Region that attracts local, national and international visitors and participants, as well as a wide range of media coverage;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve the road closure for Centrum Boulevard from Brisebois Crescent to Prestone Drive from 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 9 to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 for the Orleans Craft Beer Festival, providing it meets the requirements, conditions and approval of Special Events Advisory Team (SEAT); and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Council declare the Orleans Craft Beer Festival an event of municipal significance for the purpose of the Special Occasion Permit submitted by the event organizer pursuant to Ontario Regulation 389/91 as amended.