On May 29, 1984, 30 years ago, the first heart transplant in Ottawa was performed, and CBC went back into its archives to pull footage of the historic procedure.

Dr. Marc Ruel Dr. Wilbert Keon University of Ottawa Heart Institute

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute's chief of cardiac surgery, Dr. Marc Ruel, left; and Dr. Wilbert Keon, who founded the institute, join Our Ottawa host Lucy van Oldenbarneveld for a chat about the 30th anniversary of Ottawa's first heart transplant. (CBC)

You can watch that footage in the video player above. And in this week's episode of Our Ottawa, you can watch an interview with Dr. Wilbert Keon, who founded the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and Dr. Marc Ruel, the institute's current chief of cardiac surgery.

Our Ottawa airs Saturday at 6 a.m., Sunday at 11 a.m, and Monday at 11 a.m. on CBC Television.

Also on this week’s show:

  • Made in Ottawa | We visit Silver Star Swag, a local company finding success by taking promotional merchandise to the next level.
  • Dandelions | The yellow weed is out in full force this spring and spreading like crazy from yard to yard. We find out why.
  • TechU.me AppJam | We learn how Ottawa high school students are developing apps and winning prizes!

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