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About Us

Established in 1910, 0ur purpose is “to foster throughout Canada an interest in all matters of public concern in order to strengthen Canadian unity; to encourage the preservation and promotion of Canadian heritage and history; and to increase the knowledge and understanding of Canadians for the peoples of other nations”.

 

 

 

Upcoming Speakers

Dr. Lindy Samson
Thursday, September 14, 2017


Dr. Jacalyn Duffin
Thursday, October 12, 2017


Mark O’Neill
Thursday, November 16, 2017


St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School Choir
Thursday, December 14, 2017


Dr. Peg Herbert
Thursday, January 18, 2018


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Board of Directors

Past President , Elaine Hickey

President, Loreen O’Blenis

1st Vice President, Kathy Schultz Boettger

2nd Vice President, Shauna Deamond

Treasurer, Frances Murphy Pike

Recording Secretary, Judy Paré

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Membership

If you know of anyone who may be interested in joining the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club, please invite them to join you at a luncheon and introduce them to the Executive Secretary or the Membership Chair so we may provide them with a membership application.

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Our History

A group of 30 women met at the home of Mrs. Archibald Parker on January 17, 1910 to discuss the formation of a Women’s Canadian Club. Mrs. R. G. McConnell moved a motion that a club be formed and the motion was seconded by Mrs. Clifford Sifton. The motion passed unanimously with Mrs. Adam Shortt being appointed to the Chair. An interim constitution was presented by Mrs. McConnell. A membership fee of one dollar per year was set. The first public meeting of the club took place on December 3, 1910 in the Assembly Hall of the Collegiate Institute and the speaker was Sir George W. Ross who spoke about “What every Canadian should know.”
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Sponsors

The Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club would like to acknowledge the following sponsors who support the ongoing publication of our brochures and also financially assist with our very popular Coach Tours.

 

http://www.allseniorscare.com



http://www.BeachwoodCemetary.ca


http:// www.dymonstorage.com


http://www.reveraliving .com

 

Scholarships

 

Scholarships maintained and awarded annually at Queen’s, Carleton and Ottawa Universities.
Awarded annually at the end of the third year to a student who will enter the fourth year of an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and who has taken at least 5.0 credits of substantial Canadian content during the first three years. Selection for the scholarship will be on the basis of general proficiency.

University Of Ottawa

http://www.uottawa.ca/

Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club Scholarship

Awarded to a deserving third or fourth year undergraduate student in Canadian
Studies or Aboriginal Studies at the University of Ottawa.

Chelsea Club Bursary est. 2010

Established with a donation to be administered by the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club after the closing of the historic Chelsea Club. The Chelsea Club served as a meeting place for Ottawa Women for many years and the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club were founding investors in the Chelsea Club. The Bursary is granted to a student in good standing with an emphasis on Canadian Studies.

Carleton University, Ottawa

https://carleton.ca/

Patricia Larmonth Memorial Bursary – Established 1971

Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club Scholarship – Endowed 1946
Awarded to an outstanding student who is a Canadian citizen proceeding from one year of program to another of the undergraduate Canadian Studies program.

Chelsea Club Bursary est. 2010
The Chelsea Club served as a meeting place for Ottawa Women for 84 years and the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club were founding investors in the Chelsea Club. The Bursary is granted to a student in good standing with an emphasis on Canadian Studies.

Queen’s University, Kingston

www.queensu.ca

The Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club Scholarship
The Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club Scholarship was endowed and established in 1919 and is awarded annually at the end of the third year to a student who will enter the fourth year of an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and who has taken at least 5.0 credits of substantial Canadian content during the first three years. Selection for the scholarship will be on the basis of general proficiency.

Queen’s University Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club Bursary
Established by the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club and awarded to an undergraduate student on the basis of financial need.

NOTE: At each January luncheon the OWCC Scholarship & Bursary recepients are invited to speak to the club about their studies and enjoy a complementary lunch.

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Our History

Our purpose is “to foster throughout Canada an interest in all matters of public concern in order to strengthen Canadian unity; to encourage the preservation and promotion of Canadian heritage and history; and to increase the knowledge and understanding of Canadians for the peoples of other nations”.

Our Vision / Word from the President

Welcome to a new season of the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club. Enjoy the fellowship and excitement as we continue celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.

Loreen O’Blenis, President