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.
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On the eve of International Women’s Day, Janet Fuhrer, Past President of the Canadian Bar Association will give a special talk about Women and Leadership. St. Andrew’s will also pay tribute to Cairine Wilson, a former member of St. Andrew’s and Canada’s first female Senator. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.
This special evening with music and art will celebrate the ties between our two countries and commemorate the 1943 Christening of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands at St. Andrew’s.
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 the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Legacy of Hope Foundation, St. Andrew’s will acknowledge the work and legacy of Dr. Peter H. Bryce, a former member of St. Andrew’s who as a medical inspector in the Department of Indian Affairs was one of the first non–Indigenous people to speak out against the Residential School System over one hundred years ago.
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.