Board of Management and Committees

The Downtown Rideau Board of Management consists of volunteers from the B.I.A. business community and area stakeholders representing a variety of properties, tenants and interests including the municipal ward Councillor for the B.I.A. area:

2019-2022 Board Term

  1. Donna Holtom — Owner, Holtz Spa
  2. Brian O’Hoski — General Manager, CF Rideau Centre
  3. Frederic James Eyondi — General Manager, Royal Bank
  4. Alexandra Badzak, Chair, Marketing & Tourism Committee — Director & CEO, Ottawa Art Gallery
  5. Kevin Jackson — Owner, Giant Tiger George Street
  6. Deneen Perrin — Director Public Relations, Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel
  7. Cheryl Sinko — GM, Nordstrom Ottawa
  8. Patricia Aramouni — Owner, Fancy Sox, CF Rideau Centre
  9. Jeremy Francis — Chief Operating Officer,
  10. Chrystal Duperron — General Manager, Hudson’s Bay Rideau
  11. Nicole White — Owner, Riccioli Salon
  12. Mathieu Fleury — Municipal Councillor, Ward 12 (ex-officio)

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Clean & Safe Committee

  1. Gordon Robinson, Superintendent, Transit Special Constable Services,  OC Transpo
  2. Greg Ouellet, Security Manager, CF Cadillac Fairview
  3. Monique Lachapelle, Portfolio Manager, Arts Court, City of Ottawa
  4. Cornelia Duck, Resident, 700 Sussex Drive
  5. Ronald Rioux, 200 Rideau Claridge Condos
  6. Vacant, Markets Management, ByWard Market
  7. Daniel Bissonnette, City of Ottawa, Bylaw Enforcement Supervisor
  8. Scott Lavery,City of Ottawa, Bylaw Officer
  9. Brian Lopez, Loss prevention Manager, Nordstrom
  10. Michael Ouellet, City of Ottawa, 311 Officer
  11. Jen Crawford, Executive Director, Anglican Social Services, Centre 454
  12. Brian Kennedy, Asset Protection Manager, Hudson’s Bay Rideau
  13. Cst. Sebastien Lemay, Community Safety Services, Ottawa Police Service
  14. Nelson Gagnon, Chief, Corporate Security, National Capital Commission
  15. Evan Lloyd, Public Space Operations Manager, Downtown Rideau B.I.A.

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Marketing & Tourism Committee

  1. Alexandra Badzak, Director & CEO, Ottawa Art Gallery
  2. Maggie Hutton, Manager, Urban Outfitters
  3. William Socholotiuk, Assistant Manager, Letellier Shoes
  4. Deneen Perrin, Director of Public Relations, Fairmont Chateau Laurier
  5. Kimberly McCarthy-Kearney, Member Services & Promotions Manager, Downtown Rideau B.I.A.

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Finance & Governance Committee

  1. Alexandra Badzak, Director & CEO, Ottawa Art Gallery
  2. Marlene Grant, Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant
  3. Donna Holtom, Owner, Holtz Spa
  4. Kevin Jackson, Owner, Giant Tiger George Street
  5. Frederic James Eyondi, General Manager, Royal Bank
  6. Brian O’Hoski, General Manager, CF Rideau Centre
  7. Brian Kennedy, Asset Protection Manager, Hudson’s Bay Rideau
  8. Donna Williams, Information & Systems Manager, Downtown Rideau B.I.A.

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As a member and participant of numerous local groups, the Downtown Rideau B.I.A. works with other organizations to voice the concerns of business and the arts to our representatives at City Hall and other levels of government. Here are a few of these groups:


  • Ottawa Tourism — Member and Executive Director sits as a Board Member and Membership Committee
  • Ottawa Festival Network — Member, 100 festivals, special events, and fairs


  • Ottawa Council of BIAs — Member, 19 BIAs


  • Ontario BIAs Association – Peggy DuCharme, Board Member and member of Education and Communications committees


  • Downtowns Canada – national voice of BIAs — Peggy DuCharme, sits as Member


  • IDA – International Downtowns Association – Peggy DuCharme sits as past Board Member/Canadian Representative, Vice-Chair Canadian Issues Task Force, Chair Canadian Downtown Symposium and Member of the Membership Committee and was Chair of the 2014 IDA Annual Conference and Trade Show held in Ottawa.

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