Storytelling without Borders: Chris Hadfield’s Canada 150 Show on December 11!

Nov 9 2017


OTTAWA: The Ottawa Public Library invites you to an evening of storytelling… without borders! OPL-BPO Canada 150 presents Chris Hadfield’s Canada 150 Show on Monday, December 11, 7 p.m., at Centrepointe Theatres.


Five months aboard the International Space Station, three spaceflights, and 2600 orbits of Earth later, Colonel Hadfield lands in Ottawa to present his Canada 150 show and to help OPL celebrate Storytelling without Borders.


Colonel Chris Hadfield astronaut, musician, author, master storyteller and the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station will share a selection of stories, images, songs and ideas that celebrate the 150th birthday of the nation he is so proud to call home. From his unique perspective, Chris looks at the history and future of Canada through its people and the land itself.


Chris Hadfield’s Canada 150 Show will mark the end of OPL’s 2017 exploration of storytelling to highlight Canada’s 150th anniversary.


“This spectacular event is a great way to showcase the power of storytelling: stories inspire learning, spark curiosity, and more importantly, stories are the way we connect with each other, and to both our history and our shared future” said Tim Tierney, OPL Board Chair and Councillor for Beacon Hill-Cyrville.


The OPL will be giving away 150 autographed copy of Chris Hadfield’s book The Darkest Dark at the event! For details, visit the OPL’s website:


This special OPL-BPO Canada 150 event is presented in partnership with Centrepointe Theatres. Tickets are $31.25 and can be purchased now through Centrepointe Theatres at CENTREPOINTETHEATRES.COM or by phone at 613-580-2700.


The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at, mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook Contact us at 613-580-2940 or If it’s out there, it’s in here!

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