Saturday, 23 January 2016

Blowin’ in the Wind: Ottawa Valley Weather Events and People

The Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives 

Annual General Meeting Saturday, February 6, 2016
1 p.m. at the Arnprior Public Library

This Year’s Guest Speaker is John D Reid

Local newspaper headlines like "Heat Inspired Skinny Dippers" and "Valley Towns Snowed Under: Power Fails" reflect the extremes of weather we experience and their impacts. Official weather records, newspaper reports and archival records bear testimony to flood and drought, heatwave and cold snap tornado and ice storm - remember January 1998? 

Our ancestors, aware of Canada's reputation for cold and the description as "quelques arpents de neige" before they arrived, were often shocked by the reality of extremes unknown in their homeland.
Everyone welcome. Admission is free: a donation to AMBA would be greatly appreciated
The meeting will be followed by refreshments, open house and displays. 
Call: 613-623-5647 or

1 comment:

BANKIE said...

This will probably be of interest to my McGonigal YDNA relatives in Arnprior.

Frank McGonigal Brampton Ont.