Annual General Meeting 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 7:00 pm | Via ZOOM 

Heritage Ottawa invites all members to our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The meeting will be followed by a special illustrated presentation by Johanna Mizgala, Curator of the House of Commons, entitled "I Would Rather Write in Stone": John A. Pearson, architect of Parliament. John Andrew Pearson was the principal architect of the reconstruction of the Centre Block after the fire of 1916. This fascinating talk will include the history of Parliament Hill, the devastating fire of 1916, and the construction of Pearson's icon to Canadian democracy, from overall design to room finishes and decoration. With restoration and rehabilitation work currently underway on the building, this topic is timely. Don't miss out on this member-only offer!

This year, the AGM will be held by video conference using ZOOM.

Pre-registration is required

To ensure that we have quorum for the meeting and to avoid any last minute difficulties, please pre-register immediately by clicking here.

A follow-up email will be sent to you with additional information and links once you have pre-registered and your membership has been confirmed.

If you are not yet a member, or your membership is about to expire, please join or renew before pre-registering for the AGM by clicking here.

Pre-registration for the AGM ends on October 21, 2020.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Please plan on signing in to the ZOOM meeting 15 minutes prior to the 7:00 pm scheduled start time.

AGM Special Lecture:

"I Would Rather Write in Stone": John A. Pearson, Architect of Parliament

John Andrew Pearson (1867-1940) had long established a reputation for his meticulous attention to detail. Pearson viewed the new Parliament Building as a total work of art, connecting its overall design with the room finishes and decoration to create a unified experience. His concept encompassed the ornamental stone carving, intricate metalwork and the design of distinctive furniture to suit the special settings in which it would be used.

Guest Speaker: Johanna Mizgala

Johanna Mizgala was appointed to the position of Curator of the House of Commons in 2014. She has lectured and published extensively on museology, architecture, contemporary art and photography, and has a considerable background in arts, heritage and culture advocacy, as well as substantial experience in building long-term relationships within these communities.

Information: or call 613-230-8841