Farewell to Paul Dewar

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Dewar, who was a dear friend and long-term supporter of Ottawa Riverkeeper.

In everything he did, Paul always showed passion and optimism. He was an inspiration to his peers and a champion of youth empowerment. From his days as a teacher to his role as the Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, and more recently with the launch of his Youth Action Now initiative, Paul never stopped believing that positive change happens when we work together as a community.

Last year, we had the privilege of naming Paul as a Water Leader at our Gala. His remarks and admirable courage still resonate with many of us.

“We were so thankful and proud that Paul accepted to be honoured as our Water Leader in 2018. We’ve lost a great one, and we will not forget him. His spirit, integrity and passion will continue to inspire us and countless others across Canada and beyond. Keep your paddle wet Paul!” – Geoff Green, Chair of the Board, Ottawa Riverkeeper