We’ve changed our name!
Voting by ranked ballot among six options, DA members belonging to the local chapter formerly designated National Capital Region have elected to change its name to Canada's Capital Region. The previous name, Ottawa-Gatineau, ran a very close second.
"I think our members have chosen the best option," says the chapter's vice chair, Rachel Eugster. "National Capital Region was confusing for members in other countries, as it offers no information that places us in Canada. But the previous name, Ottawa-Gatineau, wasn't inclusive enough, as our members live anywhere from Kingston to Ste-Cécile-de-Masham in Quebec."
In a simultaneous vote, members also elected David Lehman as the new Volunteer/Membership Coordinator for the newly renamed chapter.