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Notice for Ottawa Branch Meeting

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Times:

1:00-1:30: Free refreshments (coffee, tea, cookies) and networking

1:30-3:00: Speaker

Location: City of Ottawa Archives, Rm 115, 100 Tallwood Drive, Ottawa (map)

Topic: Remembering Clarkstown

Speaker: Robert Serré, President of the Gloucester Historical Society

Brief Overview: The village of Clarkstown existed from the late 1880s until the last day of 1908. It then became part of Eastview (later Vanier), now part of Ottawa. Its name survived for decades, identifying a close-knit, largely French Canadian community centred on Beechwood Avenue and St. Charles’ Church, with its own school board and its own hockey team, the “Charlots.” Robert Serré, President of the Gloucester Historical Society, will summarize Clarkstown’s history, and describe its municipal, economic and social characteristics. A question period will follow, and – who knows – a few participants might provide their own personal recollections.

Note: This meeting may be simulcast for members who can’t join us in person. We will be using Live Meeting 2007 which is compatible with Windows PCs. Use this link (http://ogsottawa.on.ca/live-meeting-information/) for information on how to connect. Then connect to the meeting room itself at: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/genealogicalstudies/join?id=OttawaOGSMeeting&role=attend&pw=MembersDec2011

Contact Info: http://ogsottawa.on.ca/