Media Club 
of Ottawa

the Media Club of Ottawa presents monthly programs of significance
 to professionals in all branches of the communications field. 
Our program offers a stimulating variety of speakers, 
workshops and social events

Monthly meetings take place  at Ottawa City Hall,
Billings Room
, 110 Laurier Ave West
on the second-last Tuesday of the month 
December 2017
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Media Club of Ottawa
 Executive  2015-2016
President,  June Coxon
Secretary-Treasurer.Iris ten Holder
Board of Directors: June Coxon,  Iris ten Holder, Janet Webb, Helen Bednarek Van Eyk
Are you a writer, a journalist, a reporter for other media, TV, Radio or online? The Media Club of Ottawa is accepting new members. Meetings are open to non-members so join us. The meeting fee of $10 will be deducted from the membership fee. upon joining. Membership forms are available at the meeting. For added convenience, the membership application form is also available for downloading by clicking the link below.
Membership Application
Membership Fee $60


December 2, 2017
Lunch at the Lord Elgin Hotel and silent auction fundraiser.

February 3. 2018
at Algonquin College
20 March 2018
at Ottawa City Hall

 17 April 2018
at Ottawa City Hall

22 May 2018
 at Ottawa City Hall

June 2018

Program suggestions are welcome



Rosaleen Dickson

Henry Heald

Mike Heenan

Borgny Pearson

(Note: This new section was prompted by the recent passing of Rosaleen Dickson. Due to time constraints on my part it is only now begun. This area will be updated regularly to be completed by March 201).

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Meeting Reports



 Meetings held in previous years:

The highlighted links below will show a list of speakers for the year 


to be updated as soon as possible.
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Award Programs

The Margaret Graham Award
is awarded yearly in November to students at Algonquin College and Carleton University

 Recipients for 2017 were Rebecca Atkinson of Algonquin College and Gabrielle Van Looyen of Carleton University

The Melba Lent Woelflé Award
is awarded yearly in June to a journalism student with excellent writing skill at Algonquin College.
 Recipient for 2017 was Michael Clarke.

Next Meeting

20 March 2018
at Ottawa City Hall

Tim Gordon, publisher of Burnstown Publishing, will discuss how he reinvented General Store Publishing House and what his new company offers.
6 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Billings Room, Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave. West,
Ottawa, ON

Journalism students (ID) free.
Media Club and CAJ members $15
Non-members $20

Light meal provided


Admission without meal: members $10
(members $7)

 coffee and tea available for all

RSVP 613 521-4855  by March 18

Previous Meetings

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Workshop at Algonquin College

Margaret Graham Awards Presentation to Gabrielle Van Looyen from Carleton

Topic: How to Make a Print- and Online Newspaper - Without Breaking the Bank

Panellists: Theresa Fritz.  Metroland Media’s Managing Editor until January 2018. Glen Gower, a communications and marketing professional,  owner/editor of, an independent news and information source for the Stittsville area. Anita Murray, a career journalist with more than 25 years as an editor and writer at the Ottawa Citizen. Patrick Langston.  a freelance writer at the Ottawa Citizen for 17 years.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Margaret Graham Awards Presentation to Rebecca Atkinson from Algonquin College

Guest Speaker was David Mulholland who discussed his latest book Chaudière Falls


Tuesday October 24, 2017

The Health of Ethnic Media

  • Czeslaw Piasta, editor, online newspaper Komunikaty Ottawskie
  • Myka Burk, host/producer award-winning/Peabody nominated German show on CHIN radio, and feature writer, Ottawa Life magazine
  • Jagjeet Sharma, co-host of Asian Sounds, CKCU radio; and
  • Waclaw Kujbida, producer of the Rogers television program, Polish Review.

On Tuesday September 19, 2017

Teejeshwara Sharma

Tejeshwar "TJ" Sharma,  Senior Advisor at Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAC) Discussed Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) and Right to Know Week.

Help build the Media Club's "Melba Lent Woelflé Scholarship Fund."
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