Month: February 2017

REMEMBERING THE RIDEAU CANAL ICE RACES


Thirty eight years ago today, February 4, 1979, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, then just seven years old, and his father, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and brothers Michel and Alexandre (Sacha), were among some 40,000 hardy souls who lined the banks of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal in sub-zero weather to witness the first major ice racing in Ottawa since trotting