Sports and recreation offer Ottawa Francophones unique opportunities for getting together. Men and women participate in a variety of activities, some of which go back more than one hundred years, as illustrated by these images. It is often parishes, mindful to support their parishioners in every aspect of their life, who organize the opportunities. The associative network also offers a large number of sports and recreational activities, from music and dancing to bowling tournaments. Outings to the park for tobogganing in the winter and picnics in the summer are rituals in many families.
Postcard of seminarians posing with hockey sticks, Ottawa [1910-1914].
Source: University of Ottawa, CRCCF, Fonds Georges-Michaud (P62), Ph59-715.