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Ottawa , Ontario — Central Canada (North America)

Marion Dewar Plaza

Place Marion-Dewar

Marion Dewar Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, May 1, 2022
1. Marion Dewar Plaza Marker
This plaque commemorates the life, service and achievements of Marion Dewar, a respected Mayor (1978-1985), Member of Parliament (1987-1988), public health nurse, peace activist and committed volunteer. Marion Dewar served her city and country with conviction and distinction.

As Mayor of the City of Ottawa, Marion Dewar's lasting contributions include revitalizing the downtown core, supporting the arts, enhancing services for seniors and residents with disabilities and improving accessibility to affordable housing and childcare. She was the driving force behind "Project 4000", whereby the City of Ottawa welcomed and supported thousands of refugees during the Southeast Asian refugee crisis in 1979.

Marion Dewar spent her lifetime devoted to social justice and public service. She will be remembered by the residents of Ottawa for her vision, compassionate leadership and unwavering belief in what a community can achieve by working together to make a better world.

Cette plaque commémore la vie, le service et les réalisations de Marion Dewar mairesse respectée (1978-1985),
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députée fédérale (1987-1988), infirmière en santé publique, militante pour la paix et bénévole engagée. Marion Dewar a servi sa ville et son pays avec conviction et distinction.

Comme mairesse de la Ville d'Ottawa, Marion Dewar a laisse des réalisations durables, notamment la revitalisation du centre-ville, le soutien aux arts, la bonification des services aux aînés et aux résidents handicapés ainsi que l'amélioration de l'accessibilité à des logements et à des services de garde d'enfants abordables. Elle a été l'âme dirigeante du «Projet 4000», dans le cadre duquel la Ville d'Ottawa a accueilli et appuyé des milliers de réfugiés au cours de la crise des réfugiés du Sud-est asiatique, en 1979.

Marion Dewar a consacré sa vie à la justice sociale et au service public. Les résidents d'Ottawa se Souviendront d'elle pour sa vision, son leadership empreint de compassion et sa conviction inébranlable qu'une collectivité peut accomplir de grandes choses lorsqu'elle se serre les coudes afin de créer un monde meilleur

Erected 2009.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1979.
Location. 45° 25.265′ N, 75° 41.436′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Marker can be reached from
Marion Dewar Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, June 13, 2022
2. Marion Dewar Plaza Marker
Laurier Avenue West. Marker is located at the entrance of city hall on the Confederation Parc side. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa ON K1P 1J1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canadian Airmen Lost Over Poland (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Animals in War (about 180 meters away); South African (Boer) War Memorial (about 180 meters away); Oscar Peterson (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Brigadier Andrew Hamilton Gault DSO, OBE, ED, CD. (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The National War Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); The Rideau Canal (approx. half a kilometer away); Rail Heritage in the Capital (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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