When I first arrived in Ottawa as a student in 1972, I logged a couple hundred kilometres skating the Rideau Canal with my then-girlfriend from December to March. Each night at 10, we would head out with our forbidden hockey sticks and pass the puck from the National Arts Centre to Carleton University and back. At the time, I heard a wonderful story about how the canal rink came to be. Douglas Fullerton, the innovative head of the
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