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The History of Ottawa’s Caribbean Community

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The speaker of this evening speaker series, Dave Tulloch looks back at how people from the Caribbean have made Ottawa their home over the past seven decades, making the transition from sandy beaches to some of the coldest winters in the world, and coming together to form one of the city's most vital and vibrant […]

A Look Back at a Century+ of Scouting & Guiding

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

The Historical Society of Ottawa is hosting an afternoon speaker series where Guest speakers David Truemner and Emma Kent explore the history of Scouting and Guiding in Ottawa.

Ottawa’s Women On Ice

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

Join guest speaker James Powell as he talks about the important women who made history on ice in Ottawa from women's hockey championship to Olympics figure-skating.

Paupers, Peddlers, Purveyors & Parishioners

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The First Golden Age of Jewish Life in Ottawa. From just before the turn of the 20th century, Jewish immigrants literally set up shop in Ottawa’s Lowertown – most notably in the Byward Market – and over the next few decades the roots of the capital’s still small but thriving Jewish community became firmly established. Join Guest […]

The Karsh Brothers, Canadian Legends of Photography

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

Join  guest speaker Paul Couvrette as he recounts the legacy of his friends and colleagues, the Karsh brothers who came to Ottawa as Armenian refugees and built careers as word-acclaimed photographers.

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