Public Invited to Participate in Immigrant Heritage Walking ToursJune 1, 2017
As part of Welcoming Ottawa Week, June 20 to 30, 2017, the public is invited to participate in guided walking tours of Chinatown, Little Italy, Lowertown West and Lowertown East. These tours explore the important contributions of immigrants to the social, cultural, and economic development and vitality of these unique Ottawa neighbourhoods.
These free tours, organized by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, Heritage Ottawa, the City of Ottawa and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, will celebrate Ottawa’s diversity by focusing on the social and built heritage, daily life, architecture, food and the myriad of businesses created by successive cohorts of immigrants in these neighbourhoods.
The tours, offered in English and French, have knowledgeable, animated guides that draw upon their personal experiences in telling the story of each neighbourhood. These tours help to expand the understanding not only of the neighbourhoods, but their progression over time, as Ottawa has evolved to the present day rich mosaic of diverse cultures.
Sign up today for one of these great tours!
“We encourage Ottawa residents to participate in the immigrant heritage walking tours,” says Hindia Mohamoud, Director, Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP). The tours will allow participants to discover first-hand the important contributions that immigrants have made towards building a more vibrant, prosperous capital.”
For interviews and more details please contact:
Suzanne Charest, Communications Officer, OLIP
613-232-9634, ext. 318