Motion To: BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Rules of Procedure be waived due to timelines, to allow staff sufficient time for advance promotion of the 2 for 1 access to facilities prior to National Health and Fitness Day. WHEREAS the participation rates of Canadians engaging in healthy physical activities has declined, while inactivity and obesity continues to rise in Canada; and WHEREAS health and fitness ought to be promoted and embraced by Canadians of all ages and abilities; and WHEREAS many Canadian cities have taken up the challenge of encouraging and promoting physical activity, including Calgary, Saskatoon, Montréal and Victoria; and WHEREAS the City of Ottawa promotes active and healthy living through a number of initiatives, including: an annual “Try It” campaign for City recreation programs, a series of “I Love to” programs to promote swimming, skating, soccer and other sports, and the Healthy Eating, Active Living Strategy (HEAL); and WHEREAS the City of Ottawa Departments
Absent/RecusedE. El-Chantiry (a)
M. Taylor (a)
J. Watson (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2017-04-26 regarding agenda item MOTIONS REQUIRING SUSPENSION OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE.