Guess what?! Heritage Ottawa is the recipient of the 2013 Heritage Day proclamation, which will be accepted on behalf of the local organization by Heritage Ottawa President Leslie Maitland. Read on...
From City of Ottawa
For immediate release:
February 15, 2013
Ottawa – The City’s historic homes and neighbourhoods will be recognized for their role in shaping our community by Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Mark Taylor, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee, during this year’s annual Heritage Day ceremony.
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Photo opportunity at noon
Location: Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue, West
Heritage Ottawa is the recipient of the 2013 Heritage Day proclamation, which will be accepted on behalf of the local organization by Heritage Ottawa President Leslie Maitland.
Heritage Ottawa is an organization that is one of the city’s most active advocates for preservation of built heritage. The organization promotes the development of Heritage Conservation Districts within the city as a way of protecting entire neighbourhoods rather than individual buildings and it brings history to life for residents through its walking tours and lecture series. Its Heritage Keepers Program is a grassroots initiative that connects Heritage Ottawa with volunteers in each neighbourhood in Ottawa.
The vital work of volunteers who promote heritage conservation and educate the public about the city’s history will also be recognized during this event. Displays set up by local historic societies and heritage groups will be available for viewing in Jean Pigott Place following the speeches.
Heritage Day is a nationwide celebration that encourages Canadians to explore their local heritage, to get involved with stewardship and advocacy groups, and to visit museums, archives, and places of architectural significance.
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