Recent Posts by Brian McDougall

Historical walking tours as adult education

Starting this week, I will be offering my historical walking tours as part of a six week ‘Learning in Retirement’ course at Carleton University with the title: “Walking Through Ottawa’s History: ‘Forgotten Stories’ from a Radical Tour Guide”. Teaching retirees is a new venture for me, and I’m greatly encouraged by the initial response to this...
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The 1916 Easter Uprising in Ireland: Fighting Colonialism then and now

April 24th will mark the centenary of the 1916 ‘Easter Uprising’ against English colonialism in Dublin, Ireland. Given the importance of the Irish in Ottawa history (e.g., building the Rideau Canal) and their ongoing battle against British colonialism, we would be remiss in not highlighting at least one of the Ottawa-based commemorative activities taking place. Kevin Dooley,...
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My New Walking Tour Business

So here I am, a long-time Ottawa political activist starting a new business – something I never thought I’d do. With Peoples’ History Walking Tours of Ottawa, I aim to satisfy the needs of visitors and residents alike to know more about the history of this city.

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