City names first Order of Ottawa recipients
Double-lung transplant recipient Helene Campbell arrives at a welcome home press conference with her family in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Thursday, November 15, 2012 4:23PM EST
The first group of Order of Ottawa recipients includes a former mayor, the recently-retired president of Algonquin College and an international organ donation advocate.
The awards were created earlier this year “as a way to recognize exceptional residents who have made a significant contribution in a professional capacity in many areas of city life,” according to a news release.
Its other recipients are:
- Moe Atallah, restaurateur and philanthropist.
- Dr. John Bell, Ottawa Hospital cancer researcher.
- Paul Benoit, retiring president/CEO of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority.
- Allison Fisher, executive director of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal health.
- Marc Jolicoeur, second-longest serving Chairman in the University of Ottawa’s history.
- Terry Kelly, engineer and volunteer firefighter.
- Russell Mills, chair of the NCC.
- Diane Morrison, retiring executive director of the Ottawa Mission.
- Nazira Naz Tareen, founder of the Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization.
- Gisele Richer, Francophone rights advocate.
- Christine Tremblay, founder and executive director of the AOE Arts Council.
- Sara Vered, philanthropist.
The city is also giving baseball coach (and Ottawa Citizen reporter) Don Campbell the Brian Kilrea amateur coaching award.