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.

Luncheons Hosted
Years in Existence
Awarded Scholarships

The President's Message

Spring is here! Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth ll celebrates her Platinum Jubilee! The trees are filling in and the tulips are in bloom. As Spring sweeps across our beloved Canada, so must we look forward to our new OWCC season. Covid has become endemic instead of pandemic. The time to start living is now and decide what’s best for ourselves and our families, with each of us taking our time and selecting the path to happiness and success. It is said that happiness is an emotional state characterized by feelings of joy, satisfaction, contentment and fulfillment…where success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. 

In spite of the pandemic, your OWCC has strived to move forward by keeping things interesting, informative and exciting in trying times. ZOOM has been a challenge for some of us but we’re willing to learn in order to make progress. By moving forward, we hope to make things as exciting as they were yet unveil new ideas, renew friendships, present you with intriguing speakers and great food that the Château Laurier always delivers…along with increasing membership.

To do all these things, we need ‘YOU’. Remember the OWCC isn’t just a club without our loyal members. Start talking to your friends, relatives and associates, younger and older. We will achieve success and vibrancy again as in the past. They say the alphabet of success (from the book named “In A Nutshell” published in 1938) is as follows:

Alertness, Boldness, Commonsense, Determination, Enthusiasm,

Forcefulness, Grit, Honesty, Inspiration, Judgement,

Knowledge, Loyalty, Manliness, Nerve, Observation,

Progressiveness, Quickness, Resourcefulness, Self-Confidence, Tact,

Understanding, Vision, Will-Power, Experience, Youthful Spirit and Zeal

Times may have changed but these words are always in vogue…so we will succeed and move onto exciting times with willingness and determination. 

Have a great summer. See you in September at the Château.

Stay safe.

Carol MacKay

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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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