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Thank you for contributing to the Capital Neighbourhoods virtual exhibition. By
contributing, you are joining a grass roots effort to tell the story of Ottawa.
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You are allowing the Bytown Museum to include your story in the virtual exhibition
and use it for education and publicity purposes. Any images that you upload to Capital
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After your story is submitted, it will be approved for publishing by the Bytown
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