On Saturday, July 20, 2019, the communities of the Glebe, Old Ottawa East, and Old Ottawa South celebrated the opening of the Flora Footbridge that stretches from Fifth Avenue in the Glebe to Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East.
Celebrants gathered at the centre of the new Flora Footbridge where presidents from the three community associations welcomed everyone to the unofficial opening of the Flora Footbridge. Association Presidents Sarah Viehbeck (Glebe), Phyllis Odenbach Sutton (OOE), and Richard Slowikowski (OOS) praised residents for their advocacy, tenacity, and vision (some 10 years plus in the making). Children from the neighbourhoods cut the traditional inaugural ribbon connecting communities on either side of the Rideau Canal and cake and lemonade were served.
Thank you to all who showed up, despite the heat!