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16/10/2017

Join us this fall as we host five exciting events as part of our year-long celebration of storytelling! Get your free ticket now for these shows today!

 

Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m.

OUR SOLDIERS’ STORIES

Dominion Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper Street)

 

Renowned historian Tim Cook, CM will read from the second volume of his series on Canadians in the Second World War, Fight to the Finish, and also discuss both his work and his most recent title, Vimy: The Battle and the Legend.

Researcher Jane Cooper will also read the letters of Private Sully Goes to War: An Eastern Ontario Boy Writes to His Girl from the Trenches in World War One.

This author event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA).

 

Get your ticket here!

 

 

Wednesday, November 15, 5 p.m.

Winning and Losing at the Innovation Game - An Innovation Talk

Alex Trebek Alumni Hall (ATK) (University of Ottawa)

157 Séraphin-Marion Private

 

So many businesses try to bring innovation to reality. So few succeed.  Why?  Using the RIM story as a backdrop, we’ll look at the challenges, opportunities and realities of nurturing and commercializing innovation.  

Sean Silcoff, keynote speaker and local author, is co-author of Losing the Signal, the best-selling book of the rise and fall of smartphone pioneer Research in Motion (now BlackBerry). Sean is also a respected business writer with The Globe & Mail, Canada's National Newspaper. 

Moderator Mark Freel, Professor for the Commercialization of Innovations at the Telfer School of Management, will join Sean in a conversation about commercializing innovation.  
Join us for an evening that includes networking over light refreshments. This event is co-hosted by uOttawa Telfer School of Management.

 

Get your ticket here!

 

Saturday, November 25, 2 p.m.

The Alaska Highway Road Show

Canadian War Museum (1 Vimy Place)

Barney Danson Theatre

 

The Alaska Highway Road Show is a touring celebration marking the occasion of the famous wartime route’s 75th anniversary. Bill Dolan, Allison Tubman, and Kathy Jessup are three artists whose families have a long history in the north. Together, they weave stories, music, photos, and artifacts to present an entertaining look back at the road's dramatic history.

 

Presented by the Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) and the Canadian War Museum.

 

Get your ticket here!

 

 

Saturday, November 25, 7:30 p.m.

The Alaska Highway Detour

Canadian War Museum (1 Vimy Place)

Barney Danson Theatre

 

Alaska Highway Detours is a rollicking, interactive road trip featuring northern artists Bill Dolan, Allison Tubman, and Kathy Jessup. This cafe-style evening of stories, music, photos, and artifacts includes detours and side trips based on audience questions. Expect sharp turns, sudden stops, and amazing scenery along the way!

 

Presented by the Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) and the Canadian War Museum.

 

Get your tickets here!

 

 

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PAST EVENTS:

 

Thursday, October 26, 7 pm –

150 Years of Great Canadian Storytellers by Douglas Gibson

Dominion Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper Street)

 

In this one-man show, the renowned Canadian publisher will take us through Canada’s history from Confederation to the present and highlight selected authors--French, English, and Indigenous-- from each decade. 

The event will be in English, with bilingual screen projections. This author event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA).

 

 

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Very exciting - might visit one of these!