Last week we went looking for Ottawa’s first automobile and came up with a definite candidate. According to both the Ottawa Citizen and the Ottawa Journal, the capital’s first documented automobile was an electric car driven on the streets of Ottawa by Thomas...
The Ottawa Journal had the scoop, and it appeared on page seven of the evening newspaper on September 11, 1899. The story read: “The automobile has made its first appearance in Ottawa. This morning hundreds of people gazed at the horseless carriage speeding...
Don Wiggans shares a boy and a bike from 1966, plus an Ottawa school you might know at the corner of Gloucester and Bay.
"Centennial School opened it's doors September 1966, welcoming the children of Centretown. It was open to all children including deaf students and those with physical disabilities and. Here is a pic from my mom's slides of me coming home from Centennial on my Mustang bike in 1966." ... See MoreSee Less
Memories: Integration of differently-abled children at recess with us; Loved having swimming lessons as part of the curriculum in the pool there ~ Shout out to Mrs. Cox; Had the same teacher for both Gr. 5 (the year Centennial opened) and 6--Mr. William Jeffries (sp?). Any other memories out there?
All that open sky in the background now covered by buildings
My late mother’s condo looked down on the school. Very familiar sight.