May 2016

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36 Years Later: A Canadian Soldier’s Life-Changing Gift

by Jim Dean on May 27, 2016 Comments Off on 36 Years Later: A Canadian Soldier’s Life-Changing Gift
Since the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian forces in 1945, the Dutch and Canadian people have shared a special bond. Nowhere is this bond more beautifully encapsulated than in a simple, handmade coat that profoundly changed the lives of two people. In the winter of 1944-45, the Dutch were starving to death due to...read more
Jim Dean36 Years Later: A Canadian Soldier’s Life-Changing Gift

Normal School Yearbook, 1916 – 1917

by Jim Dean on May 9, 2016 Comments Off on Normal School Yearbook, 1916 – 1917
Our friends at Lost Ottawa recently posted a link to an old yearbook from Ottawa's Normal School (former Teacher's College). What was so interesting to us is that it contains a ghost story written by two of the students at the time. While the building has been a staple on our tours for 20 years,...read more
Jim DeanNormal School Yearbook, 1916 – 1917