Ottawa developer and philanthropist John Ruddy named 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
October 16th, 2017
John Ruddy is the 2017 OBJ-Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. (Photo courtesy the Ottawa Art Gallery).
It’s a rare entrepreneur whose name alone would be enough to convince some of Ottawa’s most astute businessmen to pour their hard-earned dollars into bringing CFL football back to the capital after two previous attempts had ended in financial disaster.
But it’s a measure of the esteem in which John Ruddy is held that he was able to do just that.
The Ottawa native who grew up a few doors down from Rough Rider legend Bobby Simpson and later starred on the gridiron himself at Carleton University went on to make Trinity Development Group a leading force in Canadian real estate before spearheading the successful bid to resurrect pro football in his hometown.
For all his efforts as a community builder, Mr. Ruddy has been named the Ottawa Business Journal-Ottawa Chamber of Commerce 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
Courtesy of Ottawa Business Journal, David Sali
Published on: October 5th, 2017