Member news

2017 Member News

Are you a talented wood carver? Or an award-winning, self-taught mandolin player? Perhaps you’ve built eight homes (three of them in Indonesia) with Habitat or donated blood 10,000 times. Maybe your secret power is pairing niche beers with food, sewing costumes, growing gardens or creating beautiful wedding cakes! If you have a talent, we’d love to share it with your fellow members.

Send an email to with a bit of information about your talent, super power, interest or extraordinary volunteer efforts. We’ll write up a brief article about your special skill to post in the Member News section on our website. Let’s celebrate and share our Heritage Club member’s talents!


2016 news

Anne Buston, who worked for many years in Communications, passed away in February. Although she and her partner, Garnet, had relocated to Vancouver Island over a decade ago, Garnet will be hosting an Ottawa celebration of Anne’s life on Thursday, April 28th, for those who knew her and wish to pay respects. The celebration/memorial will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Three Sisters Hall, 901 Pr. of Wales (in Experimental Farm). Those who are unable to attend but wish to send a card, can send it via Tim McGurrin at 520 Bathurst Avenue, OTTAWA ON K1G 0X5

Leigh-Anne Stanton wins the 2016 Maple Blues award for Bass of the Year.  The Maple Blues awards gala is hosted by the Toronto Blues Society, and it honours the finest in Canadian blues music.  Leigh-Anne is the bass player for the blues band Wicked Grin.

George Bilodeau’s work in Operation Red Nose was featured in Le Droit on January 3, 2016.  Click here to view the article.

2015 testimonials

Upper Canada Playhouse: Memories of Rhythm & Blues
This was a great activity! The show was incredible and, as always, the company wonderful. Always fun to reconnect with former colleagues and meet new ones. Would absolutely do this again. Maybe we can add (season/weather permitting) a (potluck maybe?) lunch down by the water, or dinner at the McIntosh Inn afterward, to fill out the day a bit.
Cindy and Richard Daoust

The outing to Morrisburg was great. This kind of one-day trip certainly is something the Heritage Club executive committee should consider as a regular activity, to different destinations at different times of year and a good variety of events. Thanks for the good work!
Gilbert Jacques

I really enjoyed the show and would have taken another hour of it but it is not in you guy’s control. I also enjoyed not having to drive there as well. Any other activities like this one I would be very interested permitting I have not conflict with my schedule. Thanks for the wonderful afternoon.
Carole Brassard

Thank you for the lovely entertainment you provided on
November 7th at the Upper Canada Playhouse. It was so much fun and the music was great.
Heidelore Mersich

Thank you so much for a great outing. Bob and I enjoyed it so much, we’ve been talking about it ever since. What a great time and it was nice to meet some other retirees.
Elaine Gauthier