Ottawa, Canada

Welcome to the Ottawa Branch of the OMRS, now in its 31st year.
We meet between 19:30 and 21:30 on the second Wednesday of every month in the Party Room, 71 Somerset Street West, the Ann Manor building. Since March, 2020 and for the foreseeable future, we will continue to meet via ZOOM at the same time.

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. 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.

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.

On normal meeting nights, free visitor parking is available behind the Ann Manor Building at 55 Cooper Street. The building is security controlled, so you need to use the intercom to request access and the Party Room is on the Ground 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; The No. 5 and No. 14 Bus will take you within two blocks of our meetings.

Ottawa Branch Meetings 2023

Date                  Subject                                                                                                         By Whom

22 January       Medals Day

09 Feb              Canadian Army at Mount Sorrel, 1916                                                        Jim

09 March          The Defence of Khartoum 1884-85                                                              Mark

13 April            Indian Mutiny                                                                                                 Don

11th May          The Whitewash Brigade                                                                               Gordon

08 June            Family Medals                                                                                               All

13 July              Going Beyond the Recipient                                                                      David

10 August        BRANCH BARBEQUE

14 Sept             Royal Household Medals                                                                            Pat

12 October       The Ceylon Overseas Service Medal                                                         Glen

09 November    Earthquake Medals                                                                                     Mike

14 December    Members’ Own                                                                                             All

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

Mark A Reid