Carleton celebrates Homecoming

The Carleton community soaked up the sunshine while celebrating Carleton’s 75th Big Birthday Bash on Sept. 16. As a special edition of the annual Throwback Homecoming celebrations, the event featured entertainment ranging from a 50-foot Ferris wheel to inflatable bouncy castles, a chemistry magic show, and a Ravens Rhythm Cheer Team demonstration. The event took place at the university in Parking Lot 5 and coincided with the Homecoming football game in MNP Park. Tables giving away free popcorn and cotton candy proved popular, while an announcement that 25 pieces of birthday cake remained was followed up only seconds later with news that all slices had been taken. Yasir Naqvi, the MPP for Ottawa Centre, helped Carleton president Alastair Summerlee cut […]

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Carleton community celebrates 75th birthday

Carleton students, faculty and alumni celebrated Carleton’s 75th anniversary at the Fairmont Château Laurier on June 18, the same place and date where the university was founded in 1942. Mayor Jim Watson—who is a Carleton alumnus himself—presented the university with the City of Ottawa’s highest civic honour, the Key to the City. Watson discussed the university’s origins as Carleton College, an institution aimed at educating veterans returning from the Second World War. “[Carleton University] was founded for very noble reasons, and we need to remind ourselves of its history every once in a while so that the next generation understands how special this place is,” he said. Alicia Hutton, a recent Carleton graduate, thanked Roseann Runte, the university’s president, for […]

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Letter: Ottawa is not ready for Canada 150

What is expected to be an exciting birthday for Canada could be overshadowed by security concerns and the lack of preparedness by the City of Ottawa. In light of terrorist attacks around the globe, security concerns are at an all-time high. Any large events that involve many people in confined spaces should be of concern to organizational officials. But with Canada’s 150th  birthday fast approaching, is Ottawa secure enough and physically ready for the massive influx of tourists? Local newspapers have been ablaze with different articles trying to justify how Ottawa will be on full alert and security will be heightened for the events that are rolling out throughout the month of July. Different sources have been reporting the methods […]

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Juno Awards take over Ottawa for the week

Legends were honoured, diversity was recognized and Canadian music was celebrated at the 2017 Juno Awards in Ottawa. The week-long festivities ran from March 27 to April 2 and featured a variety of events and performances to celebrate Canada 150, all culminating in the Juno Awards show at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mayor Jim Watson said he was pleased the Juno Awards were back in Ottawa for the third time. “This is a very exciting time in our city’s history,” Watson told The Charlatan in an interview. “We worked really hard to attract them here, so we’re delighted with all of the programs leading up to the big awards.” The awards helped bring many popular local artists back to Ottawa. […]

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