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Canada Day 150

Photo submission for PHOTOttawa150: Capital time Capture. Photo by: Gary Cocoran.

Canada’s 150th Canada Day and related events and programming were special indeed!

The Capital Heritage Connexion extend big congratulations to the National Arts Centre and Bank of Canada Museum which celebrated their grand re-openings July 1st after years of major renovations.

And, to the Bytown Museum – which marked their milestone 100th Anniversary with ‘Love Thou Thy Land’ programming.  As part of the programming, we were pleased to attend and tweet about the first History Walking Tour a Worker’s History Museum and Bytown Museum partnership activity.  For more opportunities to tour Ottawa by foot, check out our calendar of events.  Worker’s History Museum also unveiled another ‘Capital History Kiosk’ (at the old courthouse/gaol) as part of the Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program co-stewarded by our Council and AOE Arts Council and Ottawa Arts Council.

A new brand was launched:  Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation. Under the Ingenium brand, the three museums – Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and Canada Science and Technology Museum – will continue the important mission of preserving Canada’s scientific and technological heritage and sharing its stories with Canadians. And, we were pleased to attend the launch of a new touristic ‘Route Champlain’ with Marie-France Lalonde, Ottawa-Orleans MPP, Nathalie Des Rosiers, Ottawa-Vanier MPP, and MC extraordinaire Michel Prévost. We were also happy to attend  the opening of the Kabenishinân Minitig (Victoria Island) Pavilion, with Chief Kirby Whiteduck of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn, National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations, and Christina Ruddy, Operations Manager at the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre.

We’re proud to see the pop-up panels we created for the ByWard Market BIA and Markets Management 3 years ago getting extra exposure in their ‘container’ booth at the Ottawa 2017 Inspiration Village – be sure to visit!

With all the Sesquicentennial heritage happenings, we encourage you and your networks to submit photos to PHOTOttawa150 and leave Your legacy of the Capital.   Selected images will be donated to the City of Ottawa Archives and may form part of an exhibit.

150 Cheers,

Catherine Lindquist, Executive Director