“Bloomin' Angel”: A look
into the incredibly devoted life of Lillian Freiman,
early Ottawa philanthropist.
Lillian Freiman was a major force to be reckoned with in
her day in early Ottawa, up until her death in 1940.
Eldest daughter of one of the earliest Jewish settlers
in the city, fiercely charitable, loyal, and
intelligent, she strived on a daily basis to make Ottawa
a better place for everyone and anyone, regardless of
religion, sex or status. She was perhaps best known for
her tireless efforts to assist the returning veterans
from WWI and started an organization known as The Great
War Veterans Association, the precursor to today’s Royal
Canadian Legion. It was for this work that in 1934 she
was awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.),
making her the first Jewish Canadian to receive this
honour. This lecture aims to discuss the many more
incredible aspects of Lillian Freiman’s life, her works,
her adventures, and also to touch on perhaps why she is
not better recognized in the city she helped to shape.
Presented in English
Free Admission, 6 pm.
October 11 to Monday October 13: The Colours of Fall:
Leaf Colouring Competition
Thanksgiving weekend and participate in our 2nd
annual Leaf Colouring Competition! Take inspiration from
the beautiful colours onsite and explore colour mixing
to reproduce our fabulous Fall Colours.
October 14 – Saturday Nov 1: Haunted Walks of Ottawa’s
For those brave
at heart, join in one of Haunted Walks Halloween tours
and hear spooky stories of Otawa’s history! If you dare,
contact Haunted Walks for more information and to book
October 25 & Sunday October 26: Creepy, Crawly Bytown!,
11 am 4 pm
Creepy crafts for
all! Visit the BYTOWN MUSEUM and enjoy hands-on and oh
so kooky crafts for the young and young at heart.
Included with admission!
November 2: FIRST FREE SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 11 am to 4
November: Commemoration wreath
month of November, we will be asking our Visitors to
express how they remember our Veterans creatively and
contribute to our Commemoration Wreath.
November 8 and Sunday November 9: Visit with Veterans!
Join us the
weekend before Remembrance day to visit with a Veteran
and hear about their experiences. In addition, we are
pleased to offer special tours throughout the day. More
December 7: FIRST FREE SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 11 am to 4
Weekends: Christmas Craft-ernoons, 11 am to 4 pm
We are pleased to
bring back our very popular Craft-ernoons for 2014 with
a World War One theme. Learn how Ottawa families
celebrated the holidays 100 years ago! More details TBA!
December 20 & 27: Nightmare before and After Xmas…
twas a cold and frosty night with Haunted Walks of
Ottawa Tours. For more information and to book tickets: