By 11 am on Monday 28 May about 50 archivists and supporters had gathered at Ottawa nearby the Chateau Laurier hotel to march along Wellington Street, past the Parliament buildings, to Library and Archives Canada with a symbolic coffin. They were protesting the ending of the National Archival Development Program.
There were several genealogists and members of the local heritage community in the parade.
They were joined by perhaps 100 others along the way to Library and Archives Canada.
Several prominent local genealogists were on the edge of the crowd showing their support.
Many people had brought flowers which they left at Lea Vivot's Secret Bench of Knowledge in memory of a callous act by LAC management.