Sunday, August 31, 2014

Site of the First Hospital in Ottawa Plaque

The plaque commemorating the first hospital in Ottawa will be found on St. Patrick Street just west of Parent Avenue, outside the parking lot for Notre-Dame Cathedral.


Cette plaque exprime notre reconnaissance à Soeur Élisabeth Bruyère et
aux personnes qui l'ont aidée à fonder ici même le 10 mai, 1845, le
premier hôpital général d'Ottawa au service de tous, sans distinction
d'âge, de sexe, de langue, de race ou de religion.

Ce petit hôpital, sis alors au 169 rue St-Patrick, fut précurseur de
l'Hôpital Généreal d'Ottawa et du Centre de Santé Élisabeth-Bruyère,
qui nous desservent si bien aujourd'hui.

This plaque is in thankful memory of Sister Élisabeth Bruyère  and those
who helped her establish on this site, on May 10, 1845, the first general
hospital in Ottawa where care would be given to the ill without
distinction of age, sex, language, race or religion.

This small hospital, originally located at 169 St. Patrick Street, was the
forerunner of the Ottawa General Hospital and the Élisabeth Bruyère
Health Centre that serves us so well today.

Installed by the Sisters of Charity at Ottawa and the Volunteers and Friends
of the Élisabeth Bruyère Health Centre and the Ottawa General Hospital.

Installée par les Soeurs de la Charité d'Ottawa, les bénévoles et amis du
Centre de Santé Élisabeth-Bruyère et de l'Hôpital Généreal d'Ottawa.

May 10, 1991  --  le 10 mai 1991

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Arden Brooks Memorial Bridge

The Greely Lions Club built the Arden Brooks Bridge dedicated to Arden Brooks who was a a great friend of the Greely Lions. The Township of Osgoode funded the bridge and the Greely Lions managed its construction. The dedication ceremony for the bridge took place on November 25, 2000. The Arden Brooks Memorial Bridge is located on the grounds of the Greely Community Centre in Greely where it crosses over Shields Creek.

This shows the bridge at the time of its dedication ceremony. As you will see the
vegetation has grown up around it. I could not get through the vegetation to take
a picture from this angle. This picture is from the Greely Lions Club web site.

erected by
The Township of Osgoode
The Greely Lions Club
in recognition of Arden's
contribution to the community