Welcome to the Ottawa Branch of the OMRS.
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.
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.
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 2021
13th January - HMS Antelope (South Atlantic 1982) - Steven C.
10th February - The Canada General Service Medal 1866-70 to Canadians - Lorne
10th March - W/O1 Alexander Drummond RCAF - Lindsay
14th April - The Guards in the Gulf - David
12th May - French Foreign Legion at Dien Bien Phu - Gordon
09th June - History of Collecting British Commonwealth Medals - Jim
14th July - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Researching a WW1 RCN group - Neil
11th August - Keeping Medal Records - Mark
08th September - Medals from the Battle of the Humber River - Casey
13th October - The Three Witches - Steve M.
13th November - Messina Earthquake - Mike
11th December - TBC
An event will be held sometime in the summer to celebrate our Branch 30th anniversary, possibly a combined Medals Day/Annual Picnic.
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