Rural Action / Action Rurale

Blais Secures Rural Community-Building Grant for Vars

Grant to be used for local 150th Celebration

Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that the Vars Community Association will receive a $5,000 Rural Community-Building Grant to put towards Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

We are truly fortunate to be able to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday, an important day in our nation’s history,” says Blais. “I’m happy to help ensure that rural Canadians are able to hold individual community celebrations.”

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Community Engagement / Engagement Communautaire

Blais & Watson recognize Navan teen philanthropist

Jackson Bender recognized for good deeds

Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais and Mayor Jim Watson presented Jackson Bender with a letter of recognition for his outstanding contributions to the Heritage Public School Breakfast Program.

“Jackson’s selfless actions and attitude make him a model Navan resident,” says Blais. “Our community is fortunate to have Jackson, he is like other Navanites who have contributed so much to the Village.”

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OC Transpo

Blais on the Bus

Blais on the Bus

As Ottawa prepares for the arrival of LRT in 2018, OC Transpo has recently been going through some changes. These changes are occurring here in Cumberland Ward and across the city. As most of you will have noticed, the biggest change is the elimination of the express premium that took effect prior to ringing in the New Year. This change will save former express pass holders up to $201 a year. But there have also been other changes, particularly to local routes.

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Community Engagement / Engagement Communautaire

Blais Carves out Funding for Carlsbad Springs Carnival

Local Community Association receives major funding boost

Cumberland City Councillor and community champion Stephen Blais visited the Carlsbad Springs Carnival last weekend after helping them attain $4,000 in funding for the weekend festivities

“I’m really happy that I had the opportunity to support the Carlsbad Springs Community Association with this initiative,” says Blais. “Having exciting events like this in the middle of winter is a great way to raise peoples’ spirits.”

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