March 6, 2019
A huge Thank You to all who participated in another successful Heritage Day at City Hall February 19th. Special thanks to our Member showcase exhibitors, who filled Jean Pigott Place; Vanier Museopark for the sugar shack style refreshments; Mayor Watson and the City Councillors who were present. Also to City colleague Cynthia Smith and our Connexion Board, staff and volunteers who make this all possible. Congratulations to the deserving recipients of the Mayor’s Proclamation, the Workers’ History Museum, whose work so well reflects this year’s theme: “Heritage: the Tie that Binds”.
Last week, it was also my pleasure, together with other Ottawa cultural leaders, to meet new Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez at the Ottawa Art Gallery – and to discuss our Members and their offerings with him.
With March now upon us, it brings hope for a much needed Spring. We encourage you to participate in one of our members’ many March Break offerings highlighted below.
And, for graduates and emerging cultural professionals in the spring of their careers, we invite them to apply for our Capital Heritage Mentorship Program – expanded this year to also include two summer internships.
Catherine Lindquist, Executive Director