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Dief the Chief: October 62
September 14, 2017
An event every week that begins at 00:00 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 23, 2017
One event on December 3, 2017 at 14:30
One event on December 3, 2017 at 16:30
One event on December 3, 2017 at 18:30
To celebrate Ottawa 2017, the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum and Pierre Brault, Ottawa’s multi award-winning playwright and performer, have come together to create a dramatic and dynamic journey through the life and times of one of Canada’s most progressive leaders – John Diefenbaker.
Presented in the Museum which bears his name in the 60th anniversary year of Diefenbaker’s election as Prime Minister, this immersive theatre piece will explore the life and times of this influential yet oft overlooked leader who had such a profound and positive impact on Canadian society, with particular focus on his advocacy for human rights, women’s equality, First Nations issues, the repeal of the death penalty, and his ground-breaking anti-nuclear stance.
In partnership with Ottawa 2017 and its lead partner, CIBC, the Arts, culture and heritage investment program is stewarded by the cultural alliance of the AOE Arts Council, the Capital Heritage Connexion and the Ottawa Arts Council.