▪️ On the item that said the Ottawa River is the deepest river in Canada, reader Alison G. asks ‘Which part of the river is the deepest?’
The deepest part is at 318 feet, between Hawkesbury and the Carillion Hydroelectric Facility, at Greece’s Point, QC.
▪️ Reader Anne J. emailed us this snippet from the Ottawa School of Art homepage in reference to Oscar Wilde’s lecture tour:
In 1882, celebrity Oscar Wilde visited Ottawa where he met the Director of the newly established Ottawa Art School, a talented painter and individual of remarked beauty, Frances Richards. According to author Sandra Gwyn in her book The Private Capital, Wilde was smitten with Frances and urged her to visit him in England, which she did a year later. In 1887, around Christmas, she painted his portrait and according to London art critic, Christopher Millard, this was the inspiration for Wilde's novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. When the sitting was over and Mr. Wilde had looked at the portrait, it occurred to him that a thing of Beauty, when it takes the form of a middle-aged gentleman, is unhappily not a joy forever, Millard wrote in 1890. What a tragic thing it is, he exclaimed This portrait will never grow older, and I shall. Sadly, this portrait has long since disappeared.
- 🛠️ Labour Day
Monday is Labour Day so we’ll be skipping performing any. We’ll see you Tuesday.
– Martha & Darren