Upcoming Events

After the very successful Shakespeare Celebration in May to commemorate the 4th centenary of Shakespeare’s death,  The Ottawa Society for the Arts and Sciences (OSFAS) has been invited by the Director of the College of Humanities at Carleton University, Dr. Shane Hawkins, to do an encore performance.

Thursday September 22 at 7.30pm

Room 303 Paterson Hall

Carleton University

A reception to follow.

This event is co-sponsored by Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP’s Arts and Entertainment Law Group. 

OSFAS is pleased to announce its 2016 Fall program:

Rick Cavasin – Butterflies of Ottawa and Gatineau

Rick Cavasin, “The Butterfly Guy”, is a local naturalist, photographer and butterfly enthusiast. Rick will talk about butterflies and butterfly habitats of the Ottawa region including discussion of the five families of butterflies found in the Ottawa region, and descriptions of the many different sites where butterflies can be found, such as Luskville Falls, Constance Bay, Mer Bleue, and Larose Forest, to list a few. Rick will also talk about how some butterflies in our region are in serious decline. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about butterflies in our region.

Date: Wednesday Oct 5, 2016

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Place: Ottawa Public Library Main Auditorium (120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON)

Free Admission


Gail Larose and Josh Beer
A reading of  War Poetry from Classical Antiquity to the 20th century.

The readings will focus especially on the sufferings of war as they  affect the participants, their families and loved ones.

Date: Thursday Nov 10, 2016

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Place: Ottawa Public Library Main Auditorium (120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON)

Free Admission

 

Coming in April 2017

OSFAS is delighted to announce that as part of its plans to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Sharon Buckingham, award-winning screenwriter, producer and story editor, will be speaking on Colonel By and the Duke of Wellington — the story of one man’s courage and another man’s treachery. A behind-the-scenes look at the building of the Rideau Canal.