Mayor Watson to host interfaith service on COVID-19 anniversary

On the anniversary of the first death in Ottawa from the COVID-19 virus, Mayor Jim Watson will host an interfaith service to honour all City of Ottawa residents who have lost their lives to COVID-19. The service will take place on Thursday, March 25 from 6:00 to 6:30pm.

Mayor Watson will be joined by Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health, Chief Wendy Jocko, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, Mr. Francois Couillard, Bahá’í Community of Ottawa, Reverend Dr. Anthony Bailey, Parkdale United Church, Rabbi Idan Scher, Congregation Machzikei Hadas, and Imam Samy Metwally, Islamic Society of Gloucester for the solemn sunset ceremony at Marion Dewar Plaza at City Hall.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this in-person service is for participating interfaith leaders and media. The public is invited to watch live on Mayor Watson’s Facebook page.


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