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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”.

Printable Forms / Brochures

Annual Membership Forms & Luncheon Subscription Order Forms
2019/2020 Membership Application/Renewal Form (PDF)

Winter 2019/2020 Speaker Brochure with Order Form (PDF)

Membership Information & Payment email
owcc.membership@gmail.com

Ticket Information & Payment
email owcc.lunch.tickets@gmail.com

Upcoming Speakers

Dr. Elinor Sloan, Security and Defense Expert
Thurs., November 21, 12 Noon

Topic: Canada’s Military Role in a Changing World


London Trio Plus
Ottawa’s Premier Gospel Singers

Thurs., December 19th, 12 Noon


Melissa Chee, PhD
Carleton University

Thurs., January 23, 2020, 12 Noon

Topic: Don’t Sugar Coat the Hungry Brain


The Right Honourable
Beverley McLachlin

Thurs., January 23, 2020, 12 Noon

Topic: My Journey Through Life
and the Law


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Why Join?

The OWCC offers fine dining at the Château Laurier, informative and entertaining speakers and an opportunity to meet interesting women at each of nine luncheons. Members often speak of the kindred spirits, now good friends they have met through the OWCC.

Local High School students are invited to our luncheons and University students at Ottawa, Carleton and Queen’s universities benefit from our long standing scholarship program.

Regional tours are often planned during the year.

And the price is right – just $70.00 (tax included) for a Membership.

 

Board of Directors

Past President.…Loreen O’Blenis

President..Kathy Schultz Boettger

1st Vice President..Shauna Deamond

Treasurer…………Rachel Borzecki

Recording Secretary..Murielle Goddard

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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.  
Chartwell  www.chartwell.com


Langu-edge

www.langu-edge.com


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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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 Membership Chair so we may provide them with a membership application.

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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”.

Word from the President

 

On behalf of the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club I welcome you to our website. I hope that after you look at our long history, distinguished speakers and participation in the community you will consider joining us. Our membership includes women of all ages and interests who enjoy hearing a variety of speakers and having a delicious lunch in the Chateau Laurier. Come with a friend or meet interesting new ones.

 

We’d be delighted to introduce you to this historic and vibrant Canadian Club.

 

Please join us.

 

Kathleen Schultz Boettger, President