How we celebrated: a look back at July 1, 1927

by Robert Smythe Dominion Day, Friday July 1, 1927 dawned hot and sunny. The civic decorations committee, under the supervision of department store owner L.N. Poulin, had bedecked Ottawa’s streets (like Metcalfe looking south from Wellington, above) with arches, bunting,…

Sculpture garden unveiled at Canadian Museum of Nature

In early June, the Ottawa Guild of Potters installed, over four days, 9,000 ceramic sculptures on rods at the Canadian Museum of Nature for Canada’s 150th celebrations. The exhibit, titled “Populace,” is part of the Canada 150 celebrations taking place…

Ready to begin digging beneath Centretown

The tunnel-boring machine (TBM) equipment for the Kent Street Combined Storage and Sewage Tunnel (CSST) has been delivered to the former OBE Media Centre site at Bronson and Chamberlain. This will be put into the ground at Kent and Chamberlain…

A choral celebration of Canada

by Nadine Dawson If you cannot name a single Canadian composer of choral music, you are not alone. And yet Canadians have been writing vocal music as a form of artistic expression for generations. Music, especially music performed with the…