Annual General Meeting


Adhering to the "stay at home" message from Ottawa Public Health, Heritage Ottawa has postponed our AGM (normally conducted in May) until further notice. We will advise of the new date as soon as it is confirmed. 

We look forward to reconnecting with our members soon. In the meantime, stay well.

Heritage Ottawa normally conducts its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May of each year.  The evening provides an opportunity for members to socialize over light refreshments, and features a presentation by a special guest speaker on a matter of heritage interest. 


AGM Special Lecture:

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

By the time John Andrew Pearson (1867-1940) was named as principal architect for the construction of the new Parliament Building in 1916, he had long established a reputation for his meticulous attention to detail. Pearson viewed the new 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.

With work for the restoration and rehabilitation of his iconic building underway, this lecture will explore the history of Parliament Hill, the fire of 1916 and the construction of Pearson’s icon to Canadian democracy.

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.

Having worked in exhibitions and programming for multiple national collections, as well as through her practice as a professional and freelance curator, she has engaged thoughtfully in the presentation and interpretation of art, heritage and material culture to diverse audiences.

We hope that you and your guest will be able to join us for an enjoyable evening.  Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Information and RSVP: 613-230-8841 or