Club of Ottawa Executive
Henry Heald, Iris ten Holder, Janet
Club of Ottawa
Our new venue: City Hall
October and November meetings were held at Algonquin College
27 - cancelled
Saturday, February 8th at Algonquin College
24 at City Hall - Tim Redpath
Monday, April 28 at City Hall
Commemorating WW I
Monday, May 26 at City Hall
Cyntia Munster, Photo-journalist
Saturday June - AGM
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Graham Journalism Award
Awarded to students at the University of Ottawa, Algonquin Collegte and
Melba Lent Woelflé Journalism Award
Awarded to a student at Algonquin College
held in previous years:
on the links below to see a list of
speakers for the year
April 28, 2014 - The Media Club of Ottawa presents:
Glenn Wright, former archivist and historical
researcher in the federal government, author of Canadians at War,
1914-19: A Research Guide to World War One Service Records, and
president of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater
Canada and the Great War:
Remembrance and Commemoration
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ottawa City Hall
students with ID free
Members and CAJ members $15
sandwiches, fresh fruit provided
Glenn Wright was born and educated in Toronto, Ontario. Following
graduation from the University of Toronto, he worked as a researcher
for Pierre Berton before joining the Public Archives of Canada in 1975.
During his public service career that spanned more than 30 years, Glenn
has worked as an archivist, historical research officer and, for many
years, assistant historian with the RCMP. Retired since 2006, he is a
frequent speaker at family history and genealogical events and has been
associated with television programs such as “Who Do You Think You
Are?” , “Ancestors in the Attic”, and “Engraved
on a Nation” (a series of documentary films on the history of the
Grey Cup). He is also an advisor on historical research with the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police.
In September 2010, Glenn published Canadians at War, 1914-1919: A
Research Guide to World War One Service Records. He has given
presentations and has published on Mounted Police records, pre-1865
immigration, census records, military records (from the War of 1812 to
the Second World War) and more, including an article in British Home
Children, Their Stories (2010) on Claude Nunney, an English home child
who was awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War.
His articles on family history and genealogical resources will be found
in Families, Anglo-Celtic Roots, Family Chronicle, Legion Magazine and
Ancestors . He has also served on the Advisory Board for Ancestry.ca.
In June of this year, Glenn will complete his four year term as
President of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.