DiefenSpies & the art of Morse Code

It’s that time of year again: the Diefenbunker is now headquarters for groups of spies in training. Spy Camp runs for 9 weeks this summer, and we’ve already graduated three great groups of new DiefenSpies! The theme for week two of Spy Camp was Making and Breaking Codes. They say that to be the best, you have to learn from the best. When it comes … Continue reading DiefenSpies & the art of Morse Code

There’s nothing Cold about this film: The Ugly American

Come and enjoy our 4th Cold War Cinema film this evening at 7pm. Filmed in Thailand this 1963 political thriller is filled with bombings and murders – There is nothing cold about this film! Experience Marlon Brando, pre-Godfather, as he attempts to negotiate the construction of Freedom Road, a lifeline for the people of the fictional South East Asian country of Sarkhan Brando plays know-it-all … Continue reading There’s nothing Cold about this film: The Ugly American

This summer, Diefenbunker staff are training spies all around the Ottawa area!

The Diefenbunker has launched its first library outreach program. Our Guides are heading out to a new Ottawa Public Library every week to deliver a free one-hour bilingual workshop called: Making and Breaking Codes/ Les Codes Secret Our first stop was the Centennial Branch in Bells Corners, where our Guide Lindsey taught 14 future spies to use a cipher wheel and make their very own … Continue reading This summer, Diefenbunker staff are training spies all around the Ottawa area!

An Evening of Cold War Music, Film, Food and Paranoia

It’s the eve of our summer highlight event, and excitement is building at the Diefenbunker. Tomorrow, as part of the Music & Beyond festival, we are hosting Beyond the Bomb: Music of the Cold War. Guests are invited to explore all levels of the former CFS Carp to hear dozens of performances. Visitors will be greeted by a rousing performance by the Maple Leaf Brass … Continue reading An Evening of Cold War Music, Film, Food and Paranoia