Club of Ottawa
Directors: June Coxon, Iris ten Holder, Janet
Webb, Helen Bednarek Van Eyk
you a writer, a journalist, a reporter for other media, TV, Radio? The
Club of Ottawa is looking for new members and for volunteers to fill
several key positions
Membership Fee is $60
Meet and Greet
Smith, freelance journalist, Past President CAJ
Topic: Researching skills: tips for journalist & other
John Kelly - Associate Journalism Professor, Carleton
co-director, Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and
Creative Photojournalism Today
18 April 2015
16 May 2015
Speaker: Doris-Maria Heilmann
Topic: The difference between real & vanity publishing
suggestions for next year are welcome
is sad news. Please share with Media Club members. You would
probably remember Marguerite (McDonald). I remember going with
you to a tea party (at) the Press Club when we had such a thing.
Marguerite sang a couple of songs in her beautiful voice."
Wayne and Deva in town
Out-of-town Media Club
member Wayne Kines and his wife Deva were in town briefly and had
tea at June Coxon's home Sept. 2 with Media Club members and spouses
Marg and Tom Virany, Iris and Wim ten Holder and Henry Heald.
Co-incidentally Wayne and Deva were celebrating their ninth wedding
anniversary that day.
A highlight from last season:
On Saturday June 27,
2015 the Media Club of Ottawa presented The Magic Lantern Show by Prof.
M. Lindsay Lambert at the Ottawa Municipal Library followed by lunch
and AGM at the Lord Elgin Restaurant.
Lambert, who has a degree in
theatre. used some of his more than 150 glass slides, dating from
1860-1910, bringing the 19th century magic lantern sow back
to life in a new and interesting way. As his website notes, ‘The magic lantern was the
first communications technology directed at a mass audience.
Invented in 1650, the
device became more and more sophisticated with technological
developments. By the middle of the 19th
Century, magic lantern shows were
drawing audiences around the
To learn more about Lindsay Lambert.
Note the program for the coming season in the left column of this
Award Presentations at Algonquin College
On June 3,
2015 Donald Teuma Castelletti was presented with the Melba
Woelflé Journalism Award at Algonquin College during their
yearly award event, Magnifique
Awarded yearly to students at the University of Ottawa, Algonquin
Melba Lent Woelflé Award
Awardedyearly to a journalism student with excellent writing skill at
Join us for an interesting evening with
Helene will discuss a gala fundraising event she is
helping organize for
Algonquin College's culinary program combined with an 85th birthday
celebration for Gay Cook, food columnist and author of Mrs.
Room, City of
110 Laurier Ave
p.m. - 8 p.m.
Journalism students (ID) free,
Media Club and CAJ members $15
General admission includes coffee
$10 (members $7)
Media Club of Ottawa (MCO) has had a long standing relationship with
Algonquin College and has presented the Melba Lent Wolflé Award
one of the college's journalism student annually since 2008. That
same year Gay Cook, food columnist and author of Mrs.
was a MCO guest speaker. Hélène Cayer, our September 21
will kick off our Fall season by linking these two together for us.
Hélène, born in Ottawa. is of Algonquin and French
latter family arriving in Canada in 1667. She has enjoyed an
interesting and diverse career as a filmmaker, public affairs officer
and fundraiser while working at such places as the National Arts
Centre and the astronaut program at the Canadian Space Agency.
a team member starting the Internet Company for Bell Canada and
describes herself as "an organizer who gets the job done
regardless of the obstacles and defeats."
is currently a Board member of Friends of Library and Archives
Canada, and at the occasion of the 85th
birthday celebration for Gay Cook
is organizing a gala fundraising event
for Algonquin College's culinary program, hosted by the
Gay's request, funds raised by the November 8 event will go towards the
enhancement of the baking labs used by baking and pastry arts program
students who come from all across Ontario. This will help ensure that
students have the industry-standard instructional equipment to enable
them to graduate career-ready.