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City seeks input for 2017 celebrations

The City is launching its Ottawa 2017 Ideas campaign in a bid to figure out exactly how it should celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.

Residents can share their ideas for the celebration at a special station at City Hall or on the city's website. The station includes forms that can be filled out by hand or using an iPad. The iPads will also be moved around the city.

Innes Ward Councillor Rainer Bloess told CFRA it's important to hear the public's opinion.

"I think what we find quite often, we think we've got great ideas and you find out there are even better ideas out there in the public and just mentioning, you know, I don't think of skate board parks and yet some young individual comes up and starts giving you his ideas and you go 'Oh, that's a great idea,'" he said.

Residents can also share their ideas and support in person at a special 2017 Ideas Forum this Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at City Hall.

The city expects to attract nearly 1.75-million additional visitors to Ottawa in 2017.

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