Saturday, 26 August 2017

NCC International Pavilion

What do William James Topley, Emily Murphy, John Labatt, Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Edward Whelan, Timothy Eaton and Nellie McClung have in common?

According to an exhibit mounted by the NCC in Ottawa, coming to a close on Sunday, they were all Canadians with Irish ancestry. The Irish Embassy is a partner.

The exhibit, in connection with the 150th anniversary of Confederation, is a series of display panels on two levels of a building at 7 Clarence Street.  The space, which used to be an ice cream store, is just off Sussex Street and part of a NCC renovation project.

If you want to catch it this fine weekend the hours are 10 am to 6 pm.

Other exhibits are being rotated through in the space. Next up starting on 2 September is Belgium. See more at

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