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April 25, 2024

After a five-year hiatus, the tradition of The Arctic Circle’s Annual Dinner returns this year to the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants’ Mess, 4 Queen Elizabeth Driveway, Ottawa, on Thursday, April 25. Cocktails begin at 1815 hrs in the Rockcliffe Lounge (2nd floor); dinner begins at 1915 hrs in the Dining Room on the same level. We are fortunate this year to welcome in person two guests-of-honour, Jack Kobayashi and Antonio Zedda, principals of Kobayashi + Zedda Architects, based in Whitehorse, Yukon. After the dinner, they will jointly present a slideshow entitled “Architecture and Permafrost” documenting some of the projects they have designed on permafrost at latitudes between 64 and 68 degrees North. Project locations include the historic gold rush town of Dawson City, Inuvik, Northwest Territories, and the fly-in community of Old Crow, Yukon.

Cost of the dinner, including wine, is $95.00 per person. Guests are welcome. Please make your reservation by contacting the Secretary, Tom Frisch (T: 613 725 2221), and mail your payment, preferably by cheque in favour of The Arctic Circle, to the Treasurer, David Terroux, 205 - 211 Second Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 2H8, or bring payment to the dinner.

Seating at the dinner, at tables of 8, will be pre-arranged. If you wish to sit with any particular person(s), please indicate this below. A seating plan will be posted outside the dining room; please check it before entering. If you have not yet paid your membership dues for 2024 ($30.00 in-town or $20.00 out-of-town, $15.00 for students), please include them in your cheque. No actual tickets to the dinner are issued, so please ensure that your booking is made and recorded by April 16. If you are at least reasonably sure you will attend, please book early. If you subsequently have to cancel, let us know as soon as possible. The Warrant Officers' and Sergeants’ Mess at 4 Queen Elizabeth Driveway is the venue for the regular monthly meetings of The Arctic Circle. It sits alongside Lisgar Collegiate, facing the Rideau Canal, south of the Laurier Avenue Bridge. Parking is available in front of the Mess and in adjacent lots and is free.


Thomas Frisch

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