Thursday, November 22, 2012

Christmas Past Comes Alive



Christmas Past Comes Alive 
Wednesday December 5th, 2012, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

City of Ottawa Archives, Ottawa
100 Tallwood Drive (corner of Woodroffe Ave. and Tallwood Dr.)

The AAO Eastern Ontario Chapter is pleased to partner for a second year with the Ottawa Storytellers, and this year, it's for an evening of Christmas stories. Storytellers Leah Sander and Kim Kilpatrick will tell Christmas stories, based on personal memories or historical events, and share the process of constructing and telling a story.

Join us in exploring common interests between archives and storytelling.

Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

City of Ottawa Archives
Ottawa, ON K2G 4R7


Our “Christmas Past Comes Alive”


Kim Kilpatrick

Kim is known for autobiographical material - humourous, entertaining, and engaging stories about living as a person who is blind, as well as folk tales and some historical material.

Kim has over ten years of experience as a storyteller and has performed regularly on the NAC fourth Stage since 2004, as well as at storytelling festivals in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Saint Mary’s. She is a MASC artist in schools and for seniors and also performs in cafes, pubs, museums, parks, and at story slams.

Leah Sander

Leah Sander has been an archivist at Library and Archives Canada since 2007. Her prior archival experience includes the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, in Manitoba (2003-2007) and the National Archives of Scotland (2001-2002).

Being part of a family that communicated through stories, Leah has always been interested in storytelling. In fact, stories are what drew her to the archival profession. In 2007, she took a beginner’s storytelling workshop with Ottawa Storytellers and has been telling stories in the area ever since. Because of her professional interests, many of her stories are historical in nature, but she does enjoy a good folktale too.

How to get to the City of Ottawa Archives:

Taking the bus - the 95 bus stops on Woodruffe directly in front of the Archives.  The building is a yellow panelled building with dark grey/brown brick.  It has lots of big windows and out front is a sculpture of a metal house on long metal stilts in the middle of a tall grass garden.  Alternatively get off at Baseline station, it is about a ten minute walk.

For drivers, the City Archives is located in Nepean near Algonquin College, please see the google map below (100 Tallwood Drive):

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