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Discovering the hidden treasures of rural Ottawa: Fitzroy

March 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Located in the far west of Ottawa, the former township of Fitzroy harbours a wealth of heritage properties that even those who live in nearby Ottawa, know little about.

The Lecture will be presented via ZOOM. Register by CLICKING HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Fitzroy is a land of fertile farms with the Ottawa River bordering its northwestern edge. Its pioneers built sturdy houses, some of which still survive today. They were followed by others who built homes that reflected the architectural style of the times. Many of these homes have been well maintained and some have been passed on within one family for generations. Fitzroy also has some special cultural aspects.

Join local historian Barbara Bottriell for this fascinating exploration of Fitzroy’s landscape with a view to uncovering its treasures.

SPEAKER:  Barbara Bottriell is a former magazine writer and radio broadcaster with a love of history and heritage. After graduating from McMaster University with a degree in English and French Literature, she studied civilization and local history in France for a year at an Institute associated with the Université d’Aix-Marseille. She is the author of three local history books, the former President of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society, and a Board member of Heritage Ottawa.

Presented via ZOOM | Pre-Registration Required | CLICK HERE to register for this lecture. 


Presented via ZOOM | Pre-Registration Required


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March 16, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm