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Festive and cold Ottawa

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Hello everyone. Spending time with this little gift from heaven is a pure pleasure. Unfortunately, it is too cold for a winter walk.

Here are the headlines from CBCNEWS OTTAWA, posted on Dec. 28:

Iced cap: Ottawa currently coldest capital city in the world

Ottawa’s temperature has fallen below those of capital cities in Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia

The extreme cold has pushed Ottawa well below the rest of the world’s coldest capital cities.

Mongolia’s capital, Ulan Bator, is on average the coldest national capital in the world.

But Ottawa’s overnight temperature of –29 C on Wednesday fell below that for Ulan Bator, which experienced an overnight low of about –26 C.

Here are some pictures we took in front of the Parliament before the extreme cold:

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It is the 33rd edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada. Every night from December 7 to January 7, we can enjoy the magical winter lightscapes multimedia show projected on Parliament Hill buildings.

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We cannot forget 150 years of Canada’s existence:

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“Women are Persons!”

In 1929, five women won the Persons Case. The case led to a court ruling that declared women as persons under the law and made them eligible for appointment to the Senate in Canada.

Edmonton artist Barbara Paterson created larger-than-life sculptures to commemorate the five women in a monument entitled “Women are Persons!”

Inaugurated in 2000, the sculptures show the five women celebrating their important legal victory. An empty chair allows visitors to actively participate in the monument. McClung’s newspaper uses some of the actual headlines printed across Canada at the time of victory.

Source: https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/citeparlementaire-parliamentaryprecinct/decouvrez-discover/statues-eng.html

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And here are the latest news from CBCNEWS OTTAWA:

Party pooper: Extreme cold cancels some NYE events on Parliament Hill

As extreme cold continues in Ottawa, some events have been cancelled on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31

Some of the events planned for the New Year’s Eve party on Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa — doubling as the ceremonial end to Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations — have been cancelled due to extreme cold.

While some activities are still happening, such as public skating on the Canada 150 rink, most of the musical events have been called off. There are also some cancellations for the Saturday before New Year’s Eve.

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6 Comments

  1. Angie
    December 29, 2017 at 8:32 pm — Reply

    Happy New Year! Yes, while Ottawa is beautiful and the pictures are lovely … nothing comes close to the gorgeous pictures of Erika!! What a sweetie. God bless.
    Love, Angie

    • December 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm — Reply

      Thank you Angie for your comment. She is gorgeous and it is fun to be with her for so many days. Happy New Year to you too, Angie!

  2. Pamela Roth
    December 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm — Reply

    Joanna,
    It is really cold here also, although not as bad as in Ottawa.
    The pictures are lovely. I always enjoy “The Tea Party” we have to be grateful to those women for all they did to begin the extension of women’s rights in Canada. I have a picture with me and others around the table.
    Best wishes to Radek, your self and your children. that baby is to die for. My grandson is taking me to see THE LORAX at the Royal Alexandra, Dr. Seuss’ encyclical on the environment next week!!!

    • December 30, 2017 at 7:07 pm — Reply

      Thank you Pam for your comment. Enjoy the special event with your grandson. Every minute is precious. I appreciate it now with Erika. What a gift it is to be able to see her everyday for 12 days. Happy New Year to you, Tom and your entire family.

  3. Pamela Roth
    December 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm — Reply

    Joanna,
    It is really cold here also, although not as bad as in Ottawa.
    The pictures are lovely. I always enjoy “The Tea Party” we have to be grateful to those women for all they did to begin the extension of women’s rights in Canada. I have a picture with me and others around the table.
    Best wishes to Radek, your self and your children. that baby is to die for.

  4. Bozena Stoch
    January 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    Women are Persons – moje ulubione miejsce w Ottawie.

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