VP, Communications-Public Affairs, Ottawa Airport Ottawa has been called a big city with a hometown feel. Do you agree? Agree! Ottawa is “big city” enough to have new areas to explore and an ever-growing entertainment, arts and culture scene. But it’s not uncommon to go out for dinner, and run into friends. You never know what will happen on a Saturday night…a quiet dinner for two can turn into a party! What landmark or event do you think reflects Ottawa best? Parliament Hill is obvious, yet there are many other landmarks that define the city. The Fairmont Chateau Laurier, the Rideau Canal, museums - many beautiful, recognizable structures that strike a chord with people everywhere, and shout Ottawa. Where do you take visitors when they come to town? Most of my visitors come to one of my favorite places by default…the beautiful Ottawa International Airport! Aside from that I would take a stroll through the ByWard Market, followed by a drive through Gatineau Park to Wakefield, topped-off by lunch or dinner at the historic WakefieldMill Inn. Forced to choose, what would be your favourite time of year in Ottawa? I love late June; flowers are starting to bloom, grass is green, restaurant patios are full, markets are overflowing with fresh produce and Bluesfest is just around the corner. Describe this city in one sentence. Ottawa is a safe, beautiful, world-class city that I’m proud to call my hometown.