Denise Anne Boissoneau

Article by Denise Anne Boissoneau

By June Coxon

I am sharing an article by Denise Anne Boissoneau called My Reflection on My Indigenous Being. It was first published in the award winning anthology COVID-19 Chronicles – Reflections on the 2020 Pandemic that the Media Club of Ottawa co-produced with the Ottawa Ethnic Media Forum in 2020. here is hrer article  Permalink:…indigenous-being/ Denise Anne […]

Royal Canadian Mint Honours CWPC Founding Member

by June Coxon

February 2023

One of the founding members of the Canadian Women’s Press Club is being honoured by the Canadian Mint this year. A silver coin featuring Kathleen “Kit” Coleman became available in February 2023. An announcement about this new coin, at, reads: . Pencil to paper to metal:  The Journey of Journalism Pioneer Kit Coleman is Honoured […]

Invitation to Book Launch

By June Coxon

February 2022

Greetings Everyone, . Jagjeet Sharma has published another book of poetry, called Under a Maple Tree. This is an invitation to her book launch to be held on Saturday, February 11 at Eggspectations restaurant, on Bank Street. To read more details about the launch, click on the following link


Previous Event – Alexandra Pope

March 19, 2019

 Speaker: Alexandra Pope     March 19, 2019   Alexandra Pope is the digital editor of Canadian Geographic and Canadian Geographic Travel. She previously inaugurated the role of social media coordinator at The Weather Network and was a reporter for weekly print newspapers. A digital native, she is keenly interested in new forms of storytelling […]

Margaret Graham Award Presentation

February 19, 2019

Connor Oke of Carleton University and Iliyana Shoushounova of Algonquin College received the Margaret Graham Award Certificate and a cheque. Guest Speaker: Alberte Villeneuve

Previous Event – Bill Fairbairn

November 13, 2018

Speaker: Bill Fairbairn Newsboy . November 13, 2018 Bill Fairbairn, author of The Printer’s Devil (2112),  On the Run in Africa (2015),  Newsboy (2016), and co-author of Germaroon

Meeting Reports

Waubgeshig Rice – Busting Myths About Indigenous Peoples

November 2016

November 2016 Canadians have grown up with stories that perpetuate myths and stereotypes about Indigenous peoples. Author and journalist Waubgeshig Rice works hard to change such misconceptions and to raise greater awareness of Aboriginal issues through stories and humour.   As a young boy, he understood the importance of stories to pass on knowledge and […]

Thomas Virany Tells Tales of His Journalism Career

September 19, 2016

  September 19, 2016   While the Federation of University Women held their registration night on the main floor of Ottawa City Hall the Media Club of Ottawa met upstairs in the Billings Room, kicking off the Fall season with the club’s traditional Meet and Greet evening. Nearly 20 people, including several non-members, were on […]

Inside The Olympic Bubble

October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 Media Club of Ottawa members who attended the meeting of October 24, 2016 were treated to a fascinating double-bill presentation. Sisters Lorraine and Aline Lafrenière, both of whom have worked behind the scenes at numerous Olympic Games, Paralympics and Pan American Games, described what it’s like be in the surreal Olympic bubble. […]