An Abiding Legacy, A Dynamic Future:
St. Andrew's Church Ottawa launches a year-long commemoration of Canada's 150th anniversary
Throughout 2017, St. Andrew’s Church will be hosting a series of special events to celebrate Canada 150 and commemorate the church’s history of involvement and contribution to community and country since Confederation. Founded in 1828 on Algonquin land, St. Andrew’s invites everyone to join in celebrating our proud Canadian legacy, reflect on achievements, and aspire to greater benevolence in collaboration with community partners.
Everyone is welcome, all events are free.
Click here for a printable version of all St. Andrew's Canada 150 events
St. Andrew’s will participate in Doors Open Ottawa, an annual City of Ottawa architectural event that celebrates Ottawa’s history, culture and built heritage.
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. Click here for more details.
Everyone is invited to tour St. Andrew’s and hear about the Church, the people and their stories that have influenced the Church’s 189 year history.
To mark Remembrance Day, St. Andrew’s welcomes Dominique Boulais, Commemorations and Public Relations Manager of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Canadian Agency, for a presentation about the history and mandate of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its responsibilities within the Americas and Dr Tim Cook, Historian of the Canadian War Museum, for a talk about how Canada commemorated its First World War sacrifices throughout the 1920s and 1930s.