Peter Bryce: Acknowledging a Man of Conscience and Creating New Acts of Reconciliation

By Lancefields of Ottawa [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Lancefields of Ottawa [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In partnership with First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Legacy of Hope Foundation, St. Andrew’s will launch a new exhibition on Dr. Peter H. Bryce, a former member of St. Andrew’s and one of the first non-Indigenous people to speak out against the Residential School System over one hundred years ago. After the launch there will be a panel discussion on the importance of being people of conscience, with Cindy Blackstock, John Milloy, Teresa Edwards, and others. The discussion will be moderated by CBC TV news anchor, Adrian Harewood.

The launch and reception begins at 6 pm, followed by the panel discussion at 7 pm. The evening is hosted by the Rev. Dr. Karen Dimock. All are welcome to this free event.

Location: St. Andrew’s Church, 82 Kent St. (corner of Wellington St. across from the Supreme Court of Canada), Ottawa – www.standrewsottawa.ca. Wheelchair accessible via 84 Kent St.

Parking: To the west of the Supreme Court of Canada, after business hours, and at the City of Ottawa parking lot at the corner of Kent and Albert Sts. (free on weekends).

Bus: OC Transpo nearby on Albert, Slater and Bank Sts. STO on Wellington St.

This project was funded in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Ottawa.