22 February 1919
Funeral of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
18-22 June 1947
Ottawa Marian Congress
Grandiose five-day gathering to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the diocese. It attracted huge crowds, as well as over 120 cardinals and bishops.
The opening ceremony, with the visiting dignitaries, took place at the cathedral: see upper right.
The main site was at Lansdowne Park: see the closng mass at lower right.
For more information on the Congress, including a 20 minute documentary in French. see https://sites.google.com/site/mariancongress1947/
8 March 1967
Funeral of Governor-General Georges Vanier
16 January 1972
Baptism of Justin Trudeau
One Prime Minister Trudeau leaving the Cathedral
with a 22 day old future Prime Minister Trudeau
20 September 1984
Visit of Pope John Paul II
The Pope speaking in the Cathedral
Text of his address: http://www.cccb.ca/site/Files/1984-09-20_thanks_organizers.html
The Pope on the Rideau canal