Canadian Library Association Announces Post Conference Event in Ottawa

In salute to the uniqueness of the ALA/CLA Joint Annual Conference coming to Toronto June 19-26, 2003 (held only once before in Canada 35 years ago) the Canadian Library Association is presenting a first: An exclusive offer to members of the library community to celebrate the close of an historic conference with a CAPITAL CELEBRATION - CLA's escorted excursion to the marvels of Ottawa, Canada's capital.

Departing from Toronto on June 26, participants will be transported to the heart of the capital for two days in a city celebrated for its rich history, royal traditions and the natural beauty of its green spaces. Highlights of the well-planned itinerary include: a guided tour behind the scenes of Canada's political seat of power, the Gothic halls of Parliament; a visit with the riders and horses of the world-famous Musical Ride; lunch at the Library and Archives of Canada on the occasion of that institution's 50th Anniversary celebrations; and a rare opportunity for a glimpse of ancient peoples and mysterious rituals at Canada's Museum of Civilization's "Bog People" exhibit.

A CAPITAL CELEBRATION offers sights and experiences for everyone: a must for those who are visiting Canada for the first time, or who have not had a previous opportunity to be in such wonderful proximity to this extraordinary capital city. Bookings are now being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and are also entered into a Grand Prize draw for "Canada in a Basket". For more information and a full-colour brochure, visit

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