Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and College Ward Councillor Rick Chiarelli presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Bruce Campbell at City Council today, in recognition of his volunteer contributions to the East Nepean Little League.

It’s safe to say that Bruce Campbell loves baseball. For the past 29 years, Mr. Campbell has served as the president of the East Nepean Little League. During his tenure, the league has hosted provincial and Canadian Little League Championship tournaments on a number of occasions, bringing tourists and teams from all over Canada and boosting the local economy. Mr. Campbell served on the Little League International Advisory Board and Little League Ontario Executive Committee, and currently serves as the treasurer of Little League Canada. He is a representative of Challenger Baseball Ontario, which provides opportunities to play baseball for children, young people and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.

Mr. Campbell puts children and youth first, focusing his attention on building a strong house league program to teach baseball fundamentals and encourage player development. He ensures all participants have proper uniforms and works continuously with the City to improve facilities for the league and the players.

The Mayor’s City Builder Award is a civic honour, created to recognize an individual, group or organization that, through outstanding volunteerism or exemplary action, has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to making our city a better place today and for the future. This may include lifelong service, outstanding acts of kindness, inspiring charitable work, community building or other exemplary achievements.

Individuals, groups or organizations may be nominated by members of City Council or the public.

The award is presented at the beginning of each City Council meeting.