Covid-19 Closures

The May Court Club is now closed until till further notice. As a result, all scheduled meetings and activities are cancelled.

This includes the Life Cycle Bike Ride, scheduled for June 6, and other events listed on the Member Activities page.

We will resume our normal May Court activities when the Covid-19 crisis is over. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this uncertain time.

The May Court Bargain Box

In the interest of protecting the health of our customers and volunteers, the Board of Directors of The May Court Club of Ottawa has decided to close the Bargain Box effective March 16 until further notice.

We will reassess the decision as the situation changes following recommendations of the City of Ottawa Public Health Department.

Lady Aberdeen Visits 2020

Celebrate our history and promote our Club with a 14-month calendar featuring our own Lady Aberdeen!  Only $10 a copy!
The calendar is available at the Club from Mary Schoenfeld.

Lady Aberdeen Tea

The May Court Club of Ottawa now has its own brand tea blend!  Lady Aberdeen Tea is a blend of black and green teas with cornflowers, jasmine and natural flavours.  The tea tins which make 30 cups of tea have our own May Court label and are available to purchase for $15.00. As well as being delicious, it makes a wonderful gift.

Welcome to the May Court Club of Ottawa

The May Court Club of Ottawa was founded in 1898 by Lady Ishbel Aberdeen, the wife of the Governor General. In a time when there were no social safety nets, she wanted to provide young socialite women with the ability to help other women and their children who were in need. Early activities of the club included establishing clinics, educational services, and knitting for the war effort. As the needs of the community changed so did the projects undertaken by the Club.
To learn more, please explore the menu links on our website, and visit our facebook page!

The May Court Club of Ottawa is one of nine May Court Clubs that comprise the Association of May Court Clubs of Canada.
For more information about the Association and links to the other Clubs, please visit the Association web site at


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