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Civic Appreciation Award for Heritage, 2008

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          John J. Heney

John Heney is an outstanding advocate for Ottawa history and heritage spending untold time and energy as a volunteer on historical and heritage pursuits. John is the founding and current president of the Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives, which has since 2003 been promoting proper facilities for the City’s extensive internal documents and invaluable community holdings. A permanent home is finally in sight. This facility will stand as a major cultural force in the city for generations to come – sustaining sound City governance, civic history and community heritage. John Heney has had a key role in its coming into being. more / suite

John Heney's New Book - March 2010

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John’s most recent book is now available: John Heney & Son, The Canadian Saga of an Ottawa Irish Family.
Never before revealed, this richly-illustrated, surprise-filled tale tills our colourful local history, underpinning the impact of family life and commerce on early Ottawa and across a young Canada. more / suite

Archives Week 2008

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Archives Awareness Week: April 7-13, 2008

WHEREAS, the rich history of the City of Ottawa and the nation’s capital is held in safekeeping in the City Archives and other local Archives; and

WHEREAS, the City of Ottawa desires that its residents share in the enjoyment and use of the significant City Archives collection, soon to be housed in a new facility; and  

WHEREAS, various Archives in Ontario celebrate “Archives Awareness Week” in April; and

WHEREAS, the City of Ottawa recognizes its Archives as critical to preserving our heritage and creating a legacy for future generations;

THEREFORE, I, Larry O'Brien, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, do hereby proclaim 
April 7-13, 2008 as Archives Awareness Week in the City of Ottawa. more / suite

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