The Ottawa Women's Canadian Club

The Ottawa Women's Canadian Club

presents current issues
and celebrates Canadian history and culture.

© G. Baranski 2009


 Our mission is to foster an interest in all matters of public concern to strengthen Canadian unity and to preserve & promote Canadian heritage and history.


A belief in the role higher education can play in leading happy, successful lives, is the impetus for maintaining scholarship programs for those in need.


The power of friendship is something the OWCC has witnessed throughout its existence. We aim to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Years in Existence

President’s Message

Welcome to our new home at The Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. Happy 2023!
I should also say Happy 113th Birthday to our Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club. We were
formed on January 17th, 1910. Can you believe we have survived this long? The object of the
Club then as it is now is to promote patriotism as well as to stimulate interest in Canada, its
institutions, arts, history, and resources as well as to present contemporary issues, both national
and international; and to support access to post-secondary education for students with a focus on women.
What does it mean to be Canadian…ice hockey, lakes, Mounties, maple syrup, the beaver,
moose, bears, Niagara Falls, Northern Lights, scenic landscapes, cold snowy winters, poutine,
multiculturalism, or politeness? Did you know we are known as North America’s polite sibling!
We say ‘Sorry’, ‘Please’, ‘Thank You’, and ‘Excuse Me’. The world recognizes us for this trait and all
the forementioned items. Let us continue to flourish and not change who we are…wear your
Canadian Maple Leaf proudly.
See you at the luncheons set for this year. We are adding an extra luncheon in
June…something casual and informal…no speaker or head table, but a fun event with a book
exchange. It’ll be time to get stocked up on some summer reading.
Merci! Thank You! Danke! Ojibwa! Gracias! Kiitos! Obigado! Koszonom!

Your OWCC President, Carol MacKay
Carol MacKay
Your President

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Kind words from our members.

I could write a book on Canadian Club regarding the importance it has been in my life which in just two months‘ time  will reach 100 years. [ … ]

I have felt my life benefitted from my lengthy association with Canadian Club and friendships that began back in the fifties are still continuing and greatly treasured.

Val Willis - Loyal Member for 70+ years (1920 - 2021)

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