Ottawa 2017 building memories for all Canadians with support from Minto
Ottawa, ON, November 24, 2016 – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to welcome The Minto Group as a Supporting Partner for Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations in the nation’s capital.
The award-winning integrated real estate development and property management company, with roots in Ottawa dating back more than 60 years, will provide financial support, office and storage space, the use of audio-visual equipment, as well as marketing support to the team organizing Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations in the city.
“We are very proud that The Minto Group, a distinguished Canadian business founded right here in Ottawa, has partnered with Ottawa 2017 for our city’s celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “Their support will enable us to deliver a full year of programming that will engage and excite millions of Canadians and visitors in our city.”
“Since 1955, The Minto Group has pursued our commitment to building strong, sustainable communities that enhance the quality of life of Canadians,” said Michael Waters, Chief Executive Officer, The Minto Group. “Giving back to the community is very important to our team and we are excited to partner with Ottawa 2017 to contribute to the success of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations and the lasting benefits that it will bring to the region.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Minto, another Ottawa success story, who are community builders and contribute so much to the identity of our capital city,” said Guy Laflamme, Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau. “We are delighted with our new office space at Minto’s Fifth Avenue Court where our team already feels welcome and very much at home.”
Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations will offer Canadians and visitors from around the world an exceptional and memorable year of high-caliber experiences while bringing a record number of visitors to Ottawa in 2017 to celebrate this important milestone for our country.
Ottawa 2017 thanks its lead partner CIBC, premier partner Bell, the Government of Ontario (www.ontario.ca/150 #ontario150) and the Government of Canada (www.canada.ca/150 #canada150) for their contributions in helping to deliver twelve full months of bold events, immersive experiences and all-out celebrations.
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Stay informed on plans for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in the capital. Visit ottawa2017.ca, follow us on Twitter @2017ottawa (#Ottawa2017) and on Facebook.
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The Minto Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Waters, and Executive Chairman of the Board, Roger Greenberg, are joined by Mayor Jim Watson, Lisa Presley, Senior Manager at CIBC, Guy Laflamme, Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau, and other Ottawa 2017 partners at Fifth Avenue Court.
Denise LeBlanc – Manager, Media Relations