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2008 Public Information Sessions

Canada honours and respects its leading rivers by distinguishing them as Canadian Heritage Rivers. The Ottawa RIver is poised to take its place with this network of rivers. The ORHDC presents a series of public information/consultation sessions from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm as follows:

August 30 & 31 - Pinhey's Point Historic Site
270 Pinhey's Point Road, Dunrobin/Ottawa ON

September 6 - Jubilee Lodge
245 Givensche Road, CFB Petawawa ON

September 13 - Harbour Place
451 Farr Drive, Haileybury ON

Input from these sessions will be used to develop a heritage strategy to conserve the outstanding natural, cultural and recreational values of the Ottawa River. Canadian Heritage Rivers depend on existing laws and regulations, and respect the rights of Aboriginal peoples, communities, private landowners, and the public.


2005/12/14 – Ontario Steering Committee Meeting by conference call.

2005/12/13 – Community Information Session. Pembroke ON

2005/11/16 – Community Information Session. Wendover ON

2005/11/09 – Community Information Session. L'Original ON

2005/10/26 – Community Information Session. Mattawa ON

2005/10/25 – Community Information Session. Temiskaming Shores ON

2005/10/18 – Community Information Session. Deep River ON

2005/09/21-22 – Ontario Steering Committee Meeting. Mattawa ON

2005/07/06 – Executive Committee Meeting. Gatineau QC

2005/02/16 – Executive and Steering Committee Meeting. Gatineau QC

2004/11/24 – Executive and Steering Committee Meeting. Petawawa ON

2004/09/30 – Prescott-Russell Region Information Meeting. Plantagenet ON

2004/09/02 – Algonquin Communities Information Meeting. Temiskaming QC

2004/08/17 – Gatineau Region Information Meeting. Gatineau QC

2004/07/15 – Ottawa Region Information Meeting. Kanata ON

2004/05/28 – Lake Temiskaming Region Information Meeting. Temiskamingshores ON

2004/05/05 – Pembroke Community Meeting. Pembroke ON

2004/04/07 – Lake Temiskaming Region Information Meeting. Ville Marie QC

2004/03/10 – Algonquin Community Meeting with Elder William Commanda.
Maniwaki QC

2004/02/28 – Gatineau Region Information Meeting. Gatineau QC

2004/01/26 – Pontiac Region Information Meeting. Campbells Bay QC

2004/01/23 – Executive Committee Meeting. Petawawa ON

2003/12/18 – Community Information Meeting. Aylmer QC

2003/09/30 – Executive Committee Meeting. Petawawa ON

2003/06/14 – Launch of Ottawa River Heritage Designation Project, formed to seek designation of the Ottawa River, as a Canadian Heritage River. Petawawa ON

2003/05/05 – Information Session with Chief Whiteduck and Council Members,
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan. Golden Lake ON




Towards a Canadian Heritage River - Mr. Len Hopkins launches the Ottawa River Heritage Designation Project

Community Information Sessions were held in towns throughout the Ottawa River Valley

Committee meeting held in Petawawa ON, April 2006