12 noon - 7 PM on Friday, March 3
8:30 AM - 8 PM on Saturday, March 4
9 AM - 8 PM on Sunday, March 5
Suzanne Millaire is a retired Public Servant who has been dabbling in entertainment for over 20 years. This includes Emcee, Community Theatre, two Classic Rock Bands and a not for profit Arts / Entertainment events group. "Hmm, I think I may be an extrovert!"
Councillor Jeff Leiper
Jeff Leiper is a former community association activist working in Kitchissippi on a wide spectrum of issues and neighbourhood events. He was first elected in 2014, and has served as Chair of the Information Technology Sub-committee and vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee. He has also been a member of the Planning and Environment Committees as well as the Transit Commission. He worked closely with Mayor Watson to develop a music strategy for Ottawa, and continues his advocacy efforts on behalf of Ottawa’s arts and culture sectors. He is a vocal proponent of cycling in Ottawa.
Councillor Leiper studied at the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College, obtaining degrees in history and English, and a diploma in print journalism. He has worked as a trade journalist and analyst in the information and communications technology industry. He also served as a manager and executive at Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications regulator. Jeff lives with his partner Natalie in Hintonburg.
10 AM - 2 PM on Friday, March 3
10 AM - 2 PM on Saturday, March 4
Gilles Provost is the Executive Director of Gatineau.TV
Councillor Stéphanie Plante
3 PM - 4 PM on Sunday, March 5
Councillor Plante grew up in Southwestern Ontario and moved to Ottawa in 2004. She has spent her entire career promoting and protecting our democratic institutions and infrastructure. She is passionate about Rideau-Vanier and the well-being of those who need a helping hand. A resident of Ward 12 for almost 20 years and proud francophone, she has led committees and volunteered with numerous organizations including Twice Upon a Time, Action Sandy Hill, the Parent’s Council at Francojeunesse, Refugee613, Take Me Outside, Run Ottawa, Equal Voice, and others. She also taught a course on municipal governance for two years at the Faculty of Common Law at the University of Ottawa.
Stéphanie cares deeply about walkable, safe and green neighbourhoods, and ensuring that we have spaces and places are welcoming for everyone. In 2020, in consultation with Inuit and First Nations communities, Stéphanie led the naming of the Annie Pootoogook Park and oversaw the first celebration of World Inuit Day. She worked closely with public health outreach to assist with the pandemic response in Rideau-Vanier and in 2017 she acted as a gestational surrogate for a gay couple as she believes LGBTQIA+ rights are human rights.