Saturday, 21 September 2019
One of Ottawa’s best known religious leaders, Bishop Rudolph McEwan Sr. celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ministry in Ottawa, at a gala organized by New Covenant Apostolic Church where he is currently the Senior Pastor. This event was held at the Glebe Community Centre on Third Avenue. On hand to join the celebrations were family, friends, members of his church and well-wishers from the city’s diverse multicultural population. Deputy Mayor Laura Dudas was there to represent Mayor Jim Watson, as was the city’s first elected Black municipal councillor, Rawlson King. Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Canada Janice Miller was one of the honoured guests.
Over the course of the career of the city’s first Black pastor, Bishop McEwan has received many awards and accolades in recognition of his exemplary service to the community. Among these were: Community Builder award ( 2010), from Black History Ottawa, Heroes Among Us award (2010) from the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization and the Inspirational Award (2015), from the Nigeria High Commission.
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