Politics in the Carleton District


Politics in the Carleton District

with Shaun Peppy

November 25, 2021 7:00pm (on-line)

Map of Carleton County

The electoral district of Carleton, encompassing the former Goulbourn Township, has played a fascinating and important part in the political history of Canada for over 200 years. Carleton has had its own seat in the elected legislatures of Canada since 1820, following the establishment of the first settlements in the area. While the boundaries of the riding and its name have changed over the years, Carleton has been host to many colourful candidates, several of whom have been key figures in Canadian history.

Former Goulbourn Township Historical Society Vice-President, Shaun Peppy, presented his lecture on the political history of Carleton riding on Thursday, November 25. For anyone who missed the presentation it is available at the link below.

“Beyond the Glass – Stories of Goulbourn Township”

Beyond the Glass – Stories of Goulbourn Township”

This Goulbourn Township Historical Society’s ongoing Speaker series for 2021 took place on September 30th and our Speaker was Barbara Bottriell, local historian, writer, and Past President of the GTHS. She presented a colourful slide show which looked at the family stories behind a selected number of the stained glass windows in Goulbourn’s churches, based on the GTHS publication ” Goulbourn Stained Glass”.

Barbara Bottriell was a member of the Goulbourn Historical Society’s Board of Directors for 18 years and was President of the Society for 6 years. She is the author of local history books “Stittsville A Sense of Place”, “The Story of Mowoo”, and “The History of St. Thomas Anglican Church”. She is a former freelance writer with numerous articles published in outlets such as Chatelaine, Fifty-Five Plus and The Globe and Mail, and her columns, interviews and documentaries have been broadcast on CBC radio. She is currently a Board member of Heritage Ottawa. She lives in Stittsville where she was awarded the Memorial Citizen of the Year for 2016-2017. She is proud of the heritage of Goulbourn Township which she continues to find fascinating.

Copies of our publication “Goulbourn Stained Glass” can be purchase from our online bookshop.

Preparing, Pouring and Storing


“Preparing, Pouring and Storing”

October 28 2021 7:00pm presentation

Past-President of the GTHS, Lynne Blenk presented us with a presentation of the  challenges of food handling in pioneer times. Lynne and her family have been active participants in historic re-enactments for many years and have made many presentations to the community on pioneer and military history.

The video replay of this event in available on-line until November 14th 2021 and can be found at: GTHS Preparing Pouring and Storing – YouTube

2021 Board

We are pleased to present our 2021 Board of Directors.

President (acting)Roger Young
Vice-PresidentLee Boltwood
SecretarySue Clark-Dow
TreasurerJohn Bottriell
Board memberBrian Baxter
Board memberMarguerite Evans
Past-PresidentRobert Halberstadt
Non-elected volunteers
MembershipNancy Peppy
Research / ArchivesEllen Faulkner



Goulbourn Township Historical Society Annual General Meeting 
Saturday January 16th 2021 at 1:00pm.

Due to pandemic restrictions on public gatherings this year’s meeting will be held as a virtual event available on-line. Members are encouraged to attend this event via internet or phone. In order to plan the event and share access information with you we ask that you confirm your attendance or return your proxy to the secretary by Wednesday, January 13th at: AGM@goulbournhistoricalsociety.org .

We need your support to meet quorum and enact our business

You can participate by:

  • joining us virtually on your computer – access instructions will be provided later
  • by telephone (telephone fees may apply) – telephone link will be provided
  • or alternatively you can complete a proxy to cover any motions or votes. Click on link to download the proxy form > PROXY

Should you have any accessibility requirements, please contact our webmaster, John Bottriell at webmaster@goulbournhistoricalsociety.org  for help.

Autumn Newletter

October 2020 Update

During the current pandemic we must continue to postpone our lecture program until it is considered safe to meet. Meanwhile we have now published our Autumn 2020 newsletter. It is available to all GTHS members.