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The End of Slavery in Upper Canada

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Guest Speakers Glenn Sweazey & June Girvan Details Find out why attempts to abolish slavery in Upper Canada failed and why it required a revolution decades later in Jamaica before slavery finally came to an end throughout the British Empire. This speaker series presentation will take place on Zoom. Registration: tinyurl.com/HSO-22-Feb-2023 All are welcome to attend […]

Double Feature: Ottawa’s Kiwanis Club & Those First 90 Days of COVID

Ottawa Public Library - Main Branch 120 Metcalfe, Ottawa, Ontario

Details 1pm The History of Ottawa's Kiwanis Club Phil Rossy recounts the remarkable legacy of Ottawa's century-old Kiwanis Club service organization. 2pm "On the Air" Those First 90 Days of COVID Sam Laprade recalls those harrowing first months from her unique perspective as host of the daily COVID-19 update on CityNews Ottawa.

Bytown 1847

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Guest Speakers Michael McBane, Author 'Bytown 1847, Élisabeth Bruyère & the Irish Famine refugees' Details What fate awaited the typhus-stricken Irish Famine refugees upon their arrival in early Bytown? Michael McBane explores the shocking tragedy and inspiring heroism that emerged during that era of great crisis from Ottawa's past. This speaker series presentation will take place […]

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