DOROTHY ANNE PHILLIPS, former director of The Historical Society of Ottawa
It was the midst of the Great War when Victor Cavendish and his wife Lady Evelyn arrived in the nation's capital. As Canada's new governor general, he strived to strike a balance as Canadians pushed the colonial authorities for greater independence. Meanwhile, the duchess managed their new vice-regal home in Ottawa and persevered to ensure propriety between her daughters and Rideau Hall's ever-present charming, young aides-de-camp.
Dorothy Phillips is a former director of The Historical Society of Ottawa and author of Victor and Evie: British Aristocrats in Wartime Rideau Hall.
All are welcome to attend without charge.
Light refreshments will be served in the auditorium lobby starting at 12:30pm, with the talk to follow at 1:00pm.