21 March 2013

Ottawa Branch OGS March Meeting

On Saturday, March 23 the Ottawa Branch OGS meeting features Robert Serré, President of the Gloucester Historical Society and former Branch Secretary speaking on

Remembering Clarkstown

The village of Clarkstown existed from the late 1880s until the last day of 1908. It then became part of Eastview (later Vanier), now part of Ottawa. Its name survived for decades, identifying a close-knit, largely French Canadian community centred on Beechwood Avenue and St. Charles’ Church, with its own school board and its own hockey team, the “Charlots.” Robert Serré will summarize Clarkstown’s history, and describe its municipal, economic and social characteristics. A question period will follow, and – who knows – a few participants might provide their own personal recollections.

The meeting starts at 1:30pm  at the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive, Room 115 with a social period and refreshments starting at 1pm.

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