Photo of St. John's Anglican Church, South March: Bruce Elliott

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 09:30 to 17:00

The Annual Phillips Memorial Heritage Forum

Saturday, September 26, 2015

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Followed by an optional bus tour of Beaverbrook to 6:30 pm 

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this event is now closed.


Join us for this informative, one-day event of presentations, walking tours and practical information focusing on Ottawa's Rich Rural and Suburban Heritage.

In keeping with the theme, this year’s event takes place at St. John's Anglican Church, South March, located at 325 Sandhill Road in Kanata.

Bruce Elliott, Professor of History at Carleton University, will deliver the keynote address on the topic of South March as an exemplar of the successes and failures of rural heritage conservation.

We'll also hear from other speakers on topics including current heritage conservation practices, how heritage properties are designated, local archaeology, adaptive reuse of heritage structures, and the challenges of maintaining heritage character in older rural neighborhoods.

During the day you’ll have a chance to meet people who are actively involved in heritage conservation and working to preserve our unique historical character in the National Capital Region.

There will also be site visits to local heritage properties and an optional bus tour of Beaverbrook - soon to be studied for consideration as Ottawa's next heritage district.

Heritage Ottawa is pleased to co-host this year's Heritage Forum event with The Pinhey's Point Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the heritage aspects of the Horaceville historic site at Pinhey's Point, on the Ottawa River near Dunrobin.

The event begins at 9:30 am and runs to 5:00 pm. Parking at St. John’s Anglican is free for the entire day. The church can also be reached by public transit on OC Transpo Route # 93. 

Event space is limited so pre-registration is required. The registration fee is $20.00 per person, which includes a catered lunch and refreshments during the day and the optional bus tour of Beaverbrook.

You can pre-register for the Heritage Forum online using our website’s donation page to make a $20 payment to Heritage Ottawa via Paypal.  Please enter “Heritage Forum” in the donation details area. ( Please note that charitable receipts will not be issued for the $20 Heritage Forum Registration fee. )

You can also mail a cheque with “Heritage Forum” in the subject line, along with your name, address, email and/or telephone number to our office at:

Heritage Ottawa, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2

For more information, please contact, or call 613-230-8841.

We look forward to seeing you on September 26!


Heritage Ottawa thanks Contentworks and Smith & Barber Sculpture Atelier Inc. for their generous support for this event.


Please note that registration for this event is now closed.

Registrations are being processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If registrations exceed capacity and we are unable to accept your registration, your $20 registration fee will be refunded by Paypal, or your cheque will be returned. 

All online registrations entered before noon on September 22, 2015 have been accepted. 

Mailed cheques postmarked by September 21 and received at our office by Friday, September 25, 2015 will be accepted. If you wish to confirm that your cheque has been received, please contact us at



Bruce Elliott is a professor of History at Carleton University.

St. John's Anglican Church, South March
325 Sandhill Road
Kanata, ON K2K 1X7