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New Year, New Beginnings

January 23, 2019
With the New Year comes new beginnings. We’re pleased to announce that our organization has a new name: Capital Heritage Connexion. Watch for our new branding to follow in the coming months!
And, new directions, arising from the Ottawa Culture Summit organized by the Ottawa Cultural Alliance and held at the Ottawa Art Gallery January 17-18. Our expert speakers and participant breakout groups contributed great insights on municipal cultural trends; and the current state of, and potential future priorities for, culture in Ottawa. Please visit to view the background document Charting the Course, Summit presentations, and to provide further input in an online survey.  The research and public input will help shape a new Ottawa Cultural Roadmap 2019-2022
Take a few minutes to hear about some of the new research mined by Kelly Hill of Hill Strategies in his interview with CBC All in A Day host Alan Neal.
Be sure to explore this year’s Black History Month activities, starting with the Launch and Opening Ceremony this Saturday, the 26th.
And, mark your calendars and plan to attend the Ottawa Heritage Day Ceremony and Showcase, on Tuesday February 19th 11:30 am-2:00 pm at Ottawa City Hall, co-presented by the City of Ottawa and Capital Heritage Connexion. Please join Mayor Jim Watson, City Council and our Board and Members as we mark this year’s theme, Heritage: the Tie that Binds.
Catherine Lindquist, Executive Director
Photo: Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Capital Heritage Connexion Executive Director Catherine Lindquist, Ottawa Festivals Network Executive Director Carole Anne Piccinin, Lord Cultural Resources Consultants Brad King and Sarah Hill at the Ottawa Cultural Summit presented by Ottawa Cultural Alliance