Some extraordinary activists were born or lived in Sandy Hill and fought to improve the welfare of their fellow citizens. Three are featured here.

Samuel Genest
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Champion of French language rights, Genest led the fight against the Ontario government’s attempt to restrict French language education in the early years of the 20th Century.   Genest lived at several addresses in Sandy... Read More

Sources: Activists
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Brunet, Lucie (1992) Almanda Walker-Marchand, Les Éditions L’Interligne Figler, Bernard (1961) Lillian and Archibald Freiman (Northern Printing and Lithography) http://www.army.gc.ca/en/news-publications/national-news-details-no-menu.page?doc=canadian-army-officers-mess-once-home-of-canada-s-poppy-lady-an-apt-circumstance%2Fi1pgmtre http://crccf.uottawa.ca/reglement17/page/la-crise-du-reglement-xvii Read More

Lillian Freiman
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1885-1940   Lillian Freiman was a tireless fundraiser and organizer whose charitable works touched many people in Ottawa and across the country. She was the most influential Jewish Canadian woman of her generation.   Lillian... Read More

Almanda Marchand
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A talented leader, fundraiser, organizer and social activist, Almanda Marchand (née Walker) founded the Fédération des femmes canadiennes françaises (FFCF) in 1914 and ran the organization as executive director until 1946. Initially launched to support... Read More