Ottawa, Canada

Welcome to the Ottawa, Canada, Branch of the OMRS.

We meet between 19:30 and 21:30 on the second Wednesday of every month at: Party Room, 71 Somerset Street West, the Ann Manor building, Ottawa.

Ottawa is Canada’s capital, and is home to the Canadian War Museum, the National War Memorial, Beechwood Cemetery, where our National Military Cemetery is housed, the Canada Aviation Museum, Library and Archives Canada, as well as a number of historic military sites, including the Rideau Canal and Connaught Ranges. Given this, our members enjoy excellent access to a variety of research venues.

We are always happy to meet and host OMRS members and prospective members who are in the area – please contact the Branch Secretary by e-mail to let us know when you’ll be in town, and we’ll be happy to arrange an impromptu meeting.

On normal meeting nights, free visitor parking is available behind the Ann Manor Building off Cooper Street; the building is security controlled, so you need to use the intercom to request access. Party Room is on the first floor just off the lobby. The Ann Manor Building is in the heart of downtown Ottawa near the Rideau Canal, and easily accessible by public transit.

Ottawa Branch Meetings 2019

13th January    MEDALS DAY

13th February    The Cameroons Campaign.    Robie & Chris

13th March    Burma Campaign, Second World War.    Lindsay

10th April    Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal w/ Canada Reverse.    Jim G.

8th May    British groups w/ Ottoman Medals.    Mark

12th June    Sherwood Lett.    Steve

10th July    Canadian Medals.    Arnie

14 August    NGS Actions.   Ross

11 September    Collecting RNR Medals.   Glen

09 October    Punjab Medal.    Don

13 November    A Great War Casualty.    David

11 December    Greek-Italian War 1940.    Gordon

Our monthly meetings normally consist of a discussion of Branch business, a presentation by a Branch member or a guest speaker, and an informal show and share session where members bring in medals they are researching and discuss the recipient and what they have learned about him/her.

If you would like further information about the Ottawa Branch of the OMRS, please contact:

Mark A Reid

tapir@rogers.com