Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Historical Society of Ottawa May meeting

Go to the Society website and you might think all that's on offer this Friday is the annual general meeting. Maybe the webmaster is flagging. Or, perhaps the thought is that there's excitement enough with the AGM - perhaps earth-shaking things in store for the Society we're not being told about.

There is a presentation on the agenda. Glenn Wright will be speaking on "Controversy and Compromise: Choosing a Flag for Canada, 1964-1965"
It has been fifty years since Canada adopted a distinctive flag. In this presentation, Glenn Wright will look behind the scenes at the controversy that arose out of the decision of the Liberal government to adopt a distinctive flag for Canada in the spring of 1964 and the ultimate compromise that gave us the flag we have today. He will also introduce us to the people, the personalities and political context surrounding this significant achievement.
Copies of Bryan Cook's newly published book on William Pittman Lett will be on sale.

HSO meets on Friday, May 29, at the Routhier Community Centre starting at 1:30pm, that's 30 minutes later than usual.

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