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Historical Day | Women and Soldiers on the Plains of Abraham
The National Battlefields Commission invites the public to its traditional historic day-this year on the theme of Women and Soldiers on the Plains-from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, at and around Martello Tower 1 on the Plains of Abraham. What were the wartime roles played by the women who left traces of their passage on the Plains in bygone days? Meet historical figures and learn more about some of the roles they played in troubled times: cantiniere, nun, prostitute, munitions factory worker, and Army Show singer. Enjoy historical displays, artifacts, and activities and soak up the period atmosphere as historical re-enactors let the cannons fly. This free event is a mix of history and entertainment sure to delight both young and old!
NFB animation celebrated at OIAF with new films, retrospective and exhibition. World premiere of Sheldon Cohen's deeply personal new film, My Heart Attack
A world leader in auteur animation, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will be showcased at the 2015 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) ) from September 16 and 20 with new films from acclaimed animators Claude Cloutier, Sheldon Cohen and Cordell Barker, four short works by emerging artists from the 10th edition of the NFB's Hothouse program, and a special retrospective for MichÃ¨le Cournoyer.
Prevent insect infestations when storing grain
As harvest has begun for Canadian grain producers, the Canadian Grain Commission reminds producers that insects could be present in any grain stored over the summer, or in areas around storage bins. These insects could move easily between bins and infest your new harvest.