Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Church of St John the Evangelist, 154 Somerset Street West, Ottawa

The Canadian Nightingale Sings Again! Celebrating the life of a forgotten Canadian opera star

A concert to launch a new Canadian historical biography. Jane Cooper will read from The Canadian Nightingale: Bertha Crawford and the Dream of the Prima Donna. Ottawa musicians, Cara Gilbertson-Boese and Joanne Moorcroft, will bring together contemporary Canadian singers to recapture the lost voice of Bertha Crawford (1886-1937).

Tickets can be bought online through Eventbrite, in cash at The Leading Note, 370 Elgin Street, or at the church door on the 21st.


Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dominion Chalmers United Church, Woodside Hall, Ottawa

Our Soldiers’ Stories, sponsored by the Ottawa Public Library

Renowned historian Tim Cook, will read from the second volume of his series on Canadians in the Second World War, Fight to the Finish, and discuss his work and his most recent title, Vimy: The Battle and the Legend. Also enjoy researcher Jane Cooper reading the letters of Private Sully Goes to War: An Eastern Ontario Boy Writes to His Girl from the Trenches in World War One.