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Beyond Bytown: The History of Ottawa's Italian Community

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1 Canal Lane

Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6

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Join us as we sit down with Trina Costantini-Powell to discuss how the history, evolution and contributions of Ottawa's Italian Community.

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This is a Virtual Lecture taking place via Zoom.

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SPEAKER: Trina Costantini-Powell

A lifelong resident of Ottawa, Trina graduated from Carleton University with a Degree in History and Political Science. Her interest in these fields led her to a 35-year career with the Library of Parliament.

Elected as President of the National Congress of Italian Canadians (National Capital District) in 2016 and as Second Vice-President at the Congress National level, Trina has worked in the Ottawa Italian Community for close to 30 years.

She was President, St. Anthony's Church Ladies Auxiliary (2004-2016), Chair, Ottawa Italian Women's Filo 2005-2009, Vice-President, Italian Week Ottawa 2009-2015, Co-Chair, St. Anthony of Padua 100th Anniversary Centennial Book Project (A Journey of Faith: A History of St. Anthony of Padua Church: 1913-2013) and Director, Dalhousie Food Cupboard 2005-present. Trina is a recipient of the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers (2017) as well as a recipient of the Provincial Leading Girls, Leading Women Award (2014). Trina also is a recipient of the Ottawa Women's Filo Award for community service (2010). Trina acts as the Research and Nominations Committee Chair, Ottawa Distinguished Women.

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Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, the BYTOWN MUSEUM explores the stories of an evolving city and its residents from its early days as Bytown to present dayOttawa. The Museum is located at the Rideau Canal’s Ottawa locks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, between Parliament Hill and the Fairmont Château Laurier hotel — one of the most picturesque sites in the city. 

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