Wednesday, 20 February 2019

HSO February Meeting

The presentation at the Historical Society of Ottawa meeting on Friday 22 February has Jonathan Morris, speaking on Ottawa's Britannia.

Abstract: Britannia is a unique community in Ottawa, having evolved from rural to cottage country, to recreation centre, to outer suburbia and now inner suburbia. We will be overviewing the history of those changes, touching on the many stories that give this community a sense of place. Only faded echoes remain of much of once was, but these stories remain to connect us to what once was, and explain some of what now is.

Biography: Jonathan has lived in the Ottawa area most of his life, the last 20+ of it in Britannia Village. While employed in the local tech industry, he has also been active in various community initiatives for many years, and currently acts as president of the Britannia Village Community Association. Last year, he helped re-published a history of the area, Ottawa's Britannia, that had been out of print for many years. To call him an amateur historian would be a gross exaggeration, but he enjoys the connection to place that local history can provide.


Jonathan will be supported by Mike Kaulbars who authors a history blog about Britannia at https://britanniaottawa.wordpress.com/.

As usual the meeting is at 172 Guigues Ave. and starts at 1pm.

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