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Thursday 23 March

Bank of Canada MuseumSenate of Canada
30 Bank Street
(Corner of Wellington)
Meet at 10:15
   The Bank of Canada Museum owes its existence to the National Currency Collection. Begun modestly by the Bank of Canada in the late 1950s, the Collection was given the mandate in 1962 to create the most comprehensive collection possible of Canadian coins, tokens and paper money. The currency museum is a world-class Museum that illuminates the work of the  Bank of Canada and imagines a future where all Canadians can understand, appreciate and value their economic heritage

The visit will be followed by lunch at:

3 BrewersFarina
240 Sparks Street
11:45 a.m.
 Located just down the block from the Museum with all the usual 3 Brewers fare.

   Website here:les3brasseurs.ca/en/menu/

Planning on attending one or both? Please sign up at our  March meeting or via email to outings@probuswesternottawa.ca

Wednesday 19 April

Tour of the DiefenbunkerCity Art Galleries
3929 Carp road
Just north of Carp Village
meet at 10:30
Cost: $15 (payable in advance)

   Come out and experience a 60 minute guided tour of this unique museum.
   The Diefenbunker is a massive four-storey underground bunker, built between 1959 and 1961. During the Cold War, top officials were to take shelter here in the event of a nuclear war. It was active as Canadian Forces Station Carp until 1994.
    In 1994, the Diefenbunker was designated a National Historic Site of Canada because it is considered the most important surviving Cold War site in Canada. The bunker is important as an engineering achievement and to the critical path method of planning used in its construction. In addition, the Diefenbunker is symbolic of the Cold War, a strategy of nuclear deterrence and the Canadian people's determination to survive as a nation following a nuclear war.
    Today, it operates as a not-for-profit, charitable museum with award-winning tours and programs.
     Visit their website at:

Payment can be made in person at the April meeting or via e-Transfer to membership@probuswesternottawa.ca. Be sure to indicate "Diefenbunker Tour" in the message field as well as the name(s) of the participants. Detailed e-transfer instructions can be found HERE

The visit will be followed by lunch at:

The Swan At CarpFarina
108 Falldown Lane
   From TripAdvisor: "The Swan has reopened. Renovations are complete breathing new life into The Swan. Excellent food and service to this village pub and eatery. Not the usual pub fare though but with a wide selection of choices all well done. Food and desserts are prepared by two graduates of Cordon Bleu in Ottawa. Needs to be experienced to be appreciated. No loud music; no TVs to distract from the ambience and fellow diners."  

   Website here: https://www.theswanatcarp.ca/

Planning on attending one or both? Please sign up at our March or April meeting or via email to outings@probuswesternottawa.ca

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