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 2022
Date Subject By Whom
12 January Members’ Own
09 Feb Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Egypt Medal … Mark
09 March One Regiment, Three Uniforms David
13 April Survivability of MGS w/ NA Clasps Jim
11th May International Allied Victory Medals Gordon
08 June Wolseley’s Logistician Gary
13 July Medals Casey
10 August BLANK/MEDALS DAY
14 Sept Benevente Clasp on the MGS Steve
12 October Memorial Cross to a Newfoundlander Graham N
09 November A Napoleonic Naval Event Ross
14 December Newfoundland War Services Medal Mike
If you would like further information about the Ottawa Branch of the OMRS, please contact:
Mark A Reid