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News Around Town – June 2019


By: Katherine Craig | Jun 4, 2019

Lydia Blanchard Congratulations to Lydia Blanchard who has recently started a new role as the Director of Community Engagement with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation after returning from her maternity leave. Blanchard brings her vast experience in the hotel industry to her new job where she’ll be focussing on engaging the community through local events and fundraisers in support of the foundation. To get in touch with her, email or phone (613) 738-4336 / C (613) 986-8110.


Jay Elie, MPI Ottawa’s Vice President of Communications, has recently joined the Strategic Site Selection (SSS) team! Bringing over 8 years of DMO and event industry experience, SSS is thrilled to welcome him on board. When not at work, Elie spends his time traveling or with his young family. Based in Ottawa, he can be reached at or 343-204-2790.

katherine-craig-headshot-2019Article written by Katherine Craig, The War Amps of Canada

Article edited by Cynthia Beaudin, Canada Foundation for Innovation



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