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Monday, 13 January 2020 15:34

A Tour of PMs’ Sandy Hill Homes

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The Historical Society of Ottawa’s Oct. 9 meeting was our first evening gathering at the main branch of the Ottawa library. We had many first-time attendees. Maybe the new time and location are the attraction. Or it may have been our guest speaker, who is well known in Ottawa for his passion for history. Neighbourhood historian François Bregha, described many prime ministerial homes during his Oct. 9 evening presentation.Sandy Hill is more than just a passing interest for François Bregha. He has lived in Sandy Hill for 34 years. In…
Monday, 16 December 2019 16:07

Jenkins Delights With Stories & Song

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Most of our meetings don’t start with a sing-along, but then the guest speaker for our Nov. 14 meeting is no ordinary presenter. Phil Jenkins is an author and historian but he’s also a musician who, in addition to his own songs, performs songs by the Beatles — which is fitting considering that most of Phil’s life not lived in Ottawa was spent in Liverpool. In Phil’s own words, he lived in Ottawa in two shifts. His first was as a child, from 1952 to 1962. He returned to the…

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