This oversized and hardcover glossy coffee table book is a must-have for anyone who wants to permanently capture fond memories of Canada’s 150th birthday.
“O Canada! A Celebration of 150 Years” is a mosaic of the best of our nation and its capital, drawing particular attention to Canada’s unforgettable sesquicentennial celebrations. The essence of what it means to be Canadian is captured through the written and visual work of the country’s leaders, thinkers, community builders and writers.
An entire section of the book is dedicated to Ottawa 2017’s innovative and dramatic signature events, such as La Machine, Red Bull Crashed Ice and the Interprovincial Picnic on the Bridge, just a few of the incredible events that happened in 2017.
The creators of the book – members of Melbourne Group, Great River Media and Ottawa Media Group – reached out to well-known Canadians from coast-to-coast to pen essays that would capture the spirit and essence of Canada.
Essayists include former Governor General Michaëlle Jean and Canadian filmmaker Jean-Daniel Lafond, who share their personal experience travelling across this vast country; social justice advocate Allison Fisher of Ottawa’s Wabano Centre, who weaves her family’s story as proud Odawa and Potawatomi peoples into the Canadian story; and historian Andrew Iarocci, who writes about Canada’s sacrifices in both world wars that shook the foundations of modern civilization, among others.
Profiles of companies, as well as health and educational institutions, that have contributed to Ottawa’s development are also included in the book.
Order your copy of “O Canada! A Celebration of 150 Years” while quantities last. Don’t delay.