The Workers’ History Museum will once again be sponsoring a labour history walk as part of Jane’s Walk, 2015.
Participants will meet at 10:00amon Saturday, 2ndMay, 2015 at the Oscar Peterson statue, outside the National Arts Centre. WHM Walk leader Bob Hatfield will take participants along the Rideau Canal and up behind Parliament.
The tour covers the history of labour in Ottawa, from pre-Contact all the way through to modern times. Highlights include the lumber trade, LeBreton Flats, the building of the Rideau Canal, and the construction of the Parliament Buildings. The one and a half hour tour weaves personal and community stories into the broader narrative of Ottawa’s changing character.