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Capital Recollections


Capital Recollections A Baby Boomer Growing Up In Ottawa, written by Bruce MacGregor, is a humourous, affectionate look at Ottawa in the 1950s and ’60s that will transport baby boomers back to those memorable days of childhood and adolescence. Revisit the birth of television and rock ‘n roll, and remember the many Ottawa personalities in the media, music and sports from that unique period of astonishing growth and change.

These should ring a bell for Ottawa boomers: Cradle League Hockey; Elvis rocking the Auditorium; Squirrels v. Yohawks; the Ottawa Exhibition; Saturday Date on CJOH television; the Pigskin Parade at Lansdowne Park, and much more.

And for boomers everywhere: dating rituals, cars, clothing, fads, movies and other facets of life in the ’50s and ’60s will take you back to your youth regardless of where you grew up.

Even younger readers will be amused and perhaps even astonished at various aspects of their grandparents’ lives in the mid-twentieth century: only one TV channel; drive-in movies; 78,45 and LP records; every grade 13 student (grade 13!) in Ontario writing the same exam on the same day for 100% of the year’s mark – all difficult for today’s teenagers to imagine.

An entertaining time trip through local history, ’50s and ’60s trivia and amusing personal anecdotes.


ISBN: 978-1-77257-240-7 (PB)
ISBN: 978-1-77257-241-4 (eBook)



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Weight 0.215 kg
Dimensions 23.0 × 15.1 × 1.0 cm


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