On February 24th, Ottawa City Council voted to change the name of Sandy Hill Park to Annie Pootoogook Park at 250 Somerset St. East.
OAG Director and CEO Alexandra Badzak presented a speech to committee members in support of the renaming.
“Annie Pootoogook was remarkably prolific producing over a 1000 drawings that changed the way we, from the south, viewed Inuit culture not as fixed in time and tradition but rather a complex mixture of traditional ways of knowing and living with the sometimes stark realities of modern life within a rapidly changing consumer culture.”
Thank you to Sandy Hill resident Stéphanie Plante and Councillor Mathieu Fleury for their efforts in making this happen.
OAG is Open from 10 AM to 6 PM, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday | from 10 AM to 9 PM on Thursday. Admission is FREE.