British High Commisison, Ottawa, 02 December 2011—To mark the 137th anniversary of the former Prime Minister’s birth, High Commissioner Andrew Pocock hosted the launch of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa.
Held at Earnscliffe, the evening’s keynote speaker was Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre at the University of Cambridge. The title of his talk was “Why Bring Churchill Back to Canada?”.
Prior to the event, Mr Packwood filmed a short interview where he talked about Churchill’s many Canadian connections and announced plans to bring pages of his well-known 1941 speech to a joint-session of the Canadian Parliament back to Canada for display in the near future.
The non-partisan Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa plans to hold a number of events in the National Captial Region over the coming months. It joins a number of Churchill Socities across Canada, including the The Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy in Toronto.