Motion To: WHEREAS in the 42 years since the first Ottawa Marathon in 1975, the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend (“Race Weekend”) has grown to become one of the premier marathons in Canada and Ottawa’s largest tourism event; and WHEREAS the upcoming 2017 Race Weekend is expected to draw close to 45,000 participants in six athletic events, including the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, which is the largest marathon in Canada; and WHEREAS the City of Ottawa is an active partner in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and it is anticipated that the 2017 Race Weekend will generate more than $34.4 million in economic spinoff for the National Capital Region; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that City Council declare May 26, 2017, to May 28, 2017, to be Race Weekend in the City of Ottawa.
Absent/RecusedR. Chiarelli (a)
J. Mitic (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2017-05-10 regarding agenda item MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY GIVEN.