Board of Management and Standing 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:

Executive Board

  1. Donna Holtom, Chair — Owner, Holtz Spa
  2. Brian O’Hoski, — General Manager, CF Rideau Centre
  3. Frederic James Eyondi, Treasurer — General Manager, Royal Bank
  4. Nina Iouguina — Partner,  Avant-Garde Bar
  5. Mathieu Fleury — Municipal Councillor, Ward 12 (ex-officio)
  6. Alexandra Badzak, Chair, Marketing & Tourism Committee — Director & CEO, Ottawa Art Gallery
  7. Michel Guilbault — Director, Housing Services, University of Ottawa
  8. Kevin Jackson — Owner, Giant Tiger George Street
  9. Deneen Perrin — Director Public Relations, Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel
  10. Christine Rose — General Manager, Hudson’s Bay Rideau
  11. Peter Tilley — Executive Director, Ottawa Mission
  12. Cheryl Sinko — GM, Nordstrom Ottawa
  13. Patricia Aramouni — Owner, Fancy Sox, CF Rideau Centre
  14. Graham Rapsey — Owner & Creative Director, Crafted Stories

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Clean & Safe Advisory 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. Jen Crawford, Executive Director, Anglican Social Services, Centre 454
  9. Brian Kennedy, Asset Protection Manager, Hudson’s Bay Rideau
  10. Cst. Sebastien Lemay, Community Safety Services, Ottawa Police Service
  11. Pierre-Luc Denis, Senior Conservation Officer, National Capital Commission
  12. Chris Bradshaw, Friends of UpTown Rideau
  13. Nelson Gagnon, Chief, Corporate Security, National Capital Commission
  14. Evan Lloyd, Public Space Operations Manager, Downtown Rideau B.I.A.

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Marketing & Tourism Committee

  1. Alexandra Badzak, Committee Chair, Director & CEO, Ottawa Art Gallery
  2. Vacant, Marketing Assistant, CF Rideau Centre
  3. Chloé Saint-Denis, Associate Marketing Officer, National Arts Centre Orchestras
  4. Eric Dionne, Parnter, Top of the World
  5. Sarah Chown, Partner, Metropolitain Brasserie
  6. Tracey Parslow, Director of Sales & Marketing, Novotel Hotel
  7. Kimberly McCarthy-Kearney, Member Services & Promotions 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 Council of BIAs — Member, 19 BIAs


  • Ontario BIAs Association – Peggy DuCharme, Board Member


  • 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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