O Canada! Commemorative book celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary launched in Ottawa

O Canada!

With festivities and events marking Canada’s 150th birthday continuing throughout the fall, several Ottawa-based organizations have published a new book that highlights the best of the nation and its capital.

O Canada! A Celebration of 150 Years was officially launched at Ottawa City Hall late last week with the help of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi and Guy Laflamme, the executive director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau.

“This book not only showcases the expansive beauty of Canada but shines a spotlight on the nation’s capital and all of the exciting events that made this year’s celebrations so memorable,” Mr. Watson said in a statement.

A section of the coffee table book is dedicated to Ottawa 2017’s signature events, such as La Machine, Red Bull Crashed Ice and the Interprovincial Picnic on the Bridge.

Red Bull

The publication also includes essays from well-known Canadians, including former governor general Michaëlle Jean, Canadian filmmaker Jean-Daniel Lafond, social justice advocate Allison Fisher and historian Andrew Iarocci.

O Canada! A Celebration of 150 Years can be purchased online here. A portion of the proceeds from each purchase supports the Michaëlle Jean Foundation to help Indigenous and underserviced youth.

The book was created by the Melbourne Group, Ottawa Media Group and Great River Media, the parent company of OBJ.