Founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as "Ottawa" in 1855, the city has evolved into a political and technological centre of Canada. Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous minor annexations and were ultimately replaced by a new city incorporation and major amalgamation in 2001 which significantly increased its land area. The city name "Ottawa" was chosen in reference to the Ottawa River nearby, which is a word derived from the Algonquin wordOdawa, meaning "to trade".
The John Hossack House was a "station" on the Underground Railroad, and Ottawa was a major stop because of its rail, road, and river transportation. Citizens in the city were active within the abolitionist movement. Ottawa was the site of a famous 1859 extrication of a runaway slave named Jim Gray from a courthouse by prominent civic leaders of the time. Three of the civic leaders, John Hossack, Dr. Joseph Stout and James Stout, later stood trial in Chicago for violating the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
Ottawa Senators (7-14-1, seventh in the NorthDivision). Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST. BOTTOM LINE. Ottawa hosts Calgary aiming to extend its three-game home winning streak ... Ottawa averages 9.4 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the NHL ... Drake Batherson has 7 points over the last 10 games for Ottawa ... Husker recruiting notes ... +2 ... Flames ... .
CALGARY — A capsule look at the 18 teams competing in the Canadian women's curling championship Feb ... POOL A. ALBERTA ... Ottawa Curling Club. Homan dropped longtime lead Lisa Weagle and recruited Sarah Wilkes in the off-season ... St ... In a major off-season shakeup, Jones recruited Weagle to form a five-woman team when Ontario's Homan dropped the all-star lead.
Ottawa Senators (2-8-1, seventh in the NorthDivision). Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 1 p.m ... Ottawa hosts Montreal looking to stop its three-game home losing streak ... Ottawa is ninth in the Nhl with 30.4 shots per game and is averaging 2.4 goals ... Thomas Chabot has two goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
Vilain has not commented on the move, but it allows coaches from other schools to openly recruit him. The Ottawa, Ontario, native has been on the Michigan football team since 2017 ...U-M football has 11 recruits enrolled early, and one surprise absence ... A former four-star recruit, ...
The OttawaUniversity softball team continues to build its 2022 recruiting class. The squad signed Skylar Alley, Pearland, Texas... “We are excited to announce that Skylar is joining our program,” Ottawa coach Jay Kahnt said ... .
He was a fixture in Junior A and Junior B arenas in and around Ottawa for decades upon decades, a recruiter of talent and a builder of teams and one of the most respective figures in the history of the Central Canada Hockey League... also serves as a hockey scout in the Ottawa area.
VolunteerOttawa, which has been around for more than 60 years, plays a key role in helping with volunteer recruitment for nonprofit organizations ... Volunteer Ottawa (VO) received a grant in mid-March to develop a coordinated strategy around the recruitment of volunteers during the ...