Lillian FreimanThursday October 2nd: “Bloomin' Angel”: A look into the incredibly devoted life of Lillian Freiman, early Ottawa philanthropist.
Presented by Hagit Hadaya

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.

Saturday October 11 to Monday October 13:  The Colours of Fall: Leaf Colouring Competition

Visit us 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.

Tuesday October 14 – Saturday Nov 1: Haunted Walks of Ottawa’s Halloween Season

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 tickets: http://www.hauntedwalk.com

Saturday 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!



Sunday November 2: FIRST FREE SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 11 am to 4 pm

Throughout November: Commemoration wreath

Throughout the month of November, we will be asking our Visitors to express how they remember our Veterans creatively and contribute to our Commemoration Wreath.

Saturday 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 details TBA.


Sunday December 7: FIRST FREE SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 11 am to 4 pm

December 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!

Saturday 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: http://www.hauntedwalk.com

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