OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Annual Reconciliation Day in Ottawa - Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 2:00pm St. Albans Church, 454 King Edwards
Avenue, at Daly, Ottawa
A ceremony of reconciliation in remembrance of Lady Agnes Macdonald,
Jamaican wife of Sir John A Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada
will be held at St. Alban's Church, 454 King Edward Avenue, at Daly, on
Sunday afternoon, February 10, at 2:00pm
Lady Agnes was a parishioner at St. Alban's, built in Confederation
year, with the mission to serve the poor in the city. Her contributions
to the city of Ottawa included raising money to pay down the
construction costs of St. Alban's church and purchasing land on which
to build a home to keep orphaned children off the streets. She also
donated the beautiful East window over the altar at St. Albans in
memory of her mother.
Today, the spirit of this heritage mission is carried on through Centre 454, a drop-in Centre, serving the homeless and those at risk of
homelessness in today's Ottawa.
Reconciliation Day in Ottawa is an annual event held during Black
History Month in collaboration of the Dinqinesh Education Centre and
Black History Ottawa.
This year Reconciliation Day in Ottawa marks the 146th anniversary of
Agnes' February 16, 1867 marriage to Sir John A MacDonald. The plaque
will be installed as a lasting reminder of her contribution to the city
of Ottawa, through St. Albans.
SOURCE: J'Nikira Dinqinesh Education Centre
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