Beyond Bytown: Virtual Lecture Series
From May to July the Bytown Museum is proud to present Beyond Bytown, a series of informative discussions with various members of our local community. Further information on our speakers will be available as we lead up to each event.
The History of Ottawa’s Italian Community | June 23rd @ 7pm
A lifelong resident of Ottawa, Trina graduated from Carleton University with a Degree in History and Political Science. Her interest in these fields led her to a 35-year career with the Library of Parliament.
Elected as President of the National Congress of Italian Canadians (National Capital District) in 2016 and as Second Vice-President at the Congress National level, Trina has worked in the Ottawa Italian Community for close to 30 years. She was President, St. Anthony’s Church Ladies Auxiliary (2004-2016), Chair, Ottawa Italian Women’s Filo 2005-2009, Vice-President, Italian Week Ottawa 2009-2015, Co-Chair, St. Anthony of Padua 100th Anniversary Centennial Book Project (A Journey of Faith: A History of St. Anthony of Padua Church: 1913-2013) and Director, Dalhousie Food Cupboard 2005-present. Trina is a recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers (2017) as well as a recipient of the Provincial Leading Girls, Leading Women Award (2014). Trina also is a recipient of the Ottawa Women’s Filo Award for community service (2010). Trina acts as the Research and Nominations Committee Chair, Ottawa Distinguished Women.