Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais was proud to present a cheque for $1,000 to Kevin Frost, an Orléans resident who is deaf and blind and competes worldwide as a speed skater.
Community Engagement / Engagement Communautaire
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais was proud to present a cheque for $1,000 to the students of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School’s arts program.
“Small business is the backbone of our economy,” says Councillor Blais. “Small business owners like Athon employ thousands across our region and provide extraordinary benefit to our community.”
June 25, 2012
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3349 Navan Road
Proposed Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre (CRRRC)
Taggart-Miller is proposing to build a facility to offer an option for commercial waste processing and recovery in the Capital Region.
While the world loses incredible women such as Eva Peron of Argentina and Hattie McDaniel, the first black person to win an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actress - Mammy in Gone with the Wind), achievements and joy abound when Ann Davison becomes the first woman to single-handedly sail the Atlantic Ocean and The Diary of a Young Girl, a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank, is published.
Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais was pleased to welcome the Asian Supercentre to the community at its official opening this morning.
Located on Tenth Line Road, beside Goodlife Fitness, the Asian Supercentre is the largest multicultural grocery store of its kind and offers a wide array of options including Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Indian cuisine - and much more.
Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that St. Peter student Sarah Lacelle is this year’s recipient of the Stephen Blais Bursary at Carleton University.
Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that he has kept another campaign promise, which is to donate the unaccountable city councillor car allowance to community groups in the East End. The first recipient of his donation is the Orléans Bengals football club.
“As a father of a young child and a former volunteer football coach, it is important to me that children are safe when playing sports,” says Blais. “I am pleased that my donation will help equip two entire football teams with Xenith helmets.”
The Panthers partnered with the City of Ottawa last year to fund the project but shortly after the election it became clear a funding gap was present. Blais approached Mattamy Homes who generously offered to sponsor the Panthers and make the scoreboard a reality.
“Now that I have mastered the art of cow milking, I felt I should take up a new challenge,” says Blais - referring to his recent success against Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau.
The village blacksmith will present a beginners’ blacksmithing workshop to guests of the Cumberland Heritage Village museum on Saturday, June 25. New blacksmiths will turn unremarkable pieces of metal into unique usable works of art to take home.
“Our schools are community assets,” says Blais. “These new play structures will promote physical activity and provide our children one more place where they can just be kids!”
“As a father, I fully understand why literacy and numeracy are important building blocks for children,” says Blais. “As the former Catholic School Board Trustee for Orléans-Cumberland, I am always willing to participate in such a valuable initiative as Ontario Education Week."
“It is rewarding to participate with local businesses and community leaders and give back to the community,” says Blais. “This is McDonald’s hallmark charity event, which directly benefits families in our city. I am happy to be a part of it.”
Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais said his office is proposing to name the Blackburn bypass extension Brian Coburn Blvd.
The road, designed to relieve traffic on Innes Rd., runs just south of Orleans.
“Renaming this main arterial road through the heart of Avalon is the perfect way to show the City’s appreciation of Judge Coburn’s longstanding dedication to our community and our region’s rural roots,” says Blais. “It is an honour to nominate such an honourable community leader for this very special recognition.”
The road in the east end of Ottawa does not bypass Blackburn Hamlet, nor does it even come near the community — it actually runs south of Orléans bypassing, if anything, Innes Road.
“I am very grateful to Stephen Blais for establishing this bursary as an opportunity for students to pursue higher education,” says Stewart. “This money has allowed me to achieve my academic goals for my first year of university.”