The May Court Bargain Box

228 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
Telephone: (613)235-0333
Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

The shop takes cash only. Appropriate COVID-19 safety procedures are in place.

Office Hours

At this time, the May Court Club office is usually open Mondays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, but please call before going in. Safety protocols are in place.

Facebook and Instagram!

The May Court Club of Ottawa now has a presence on Facebook and Instagram. Take a look!

Member Activities

Current Activities

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The motto of the May Court Club is “Enriching the lives of others as well as our own”; because we cannot meet in person at this time, there is now a virtual opportunity for members to gather called Members’ Time. The first of these events was held on January 27, 2021 via Zoom, and continues to provide an opportunity for members to keep in touch and discuss topics of interest.

Soup Lunches
Soup lunches are a great way to meet fellow members or introduce a friend to the May Court Club. Why not carpool with a May Court friend in your zone, offer a ride to a new member, or bring a member you haven’t seen for a while? Come for good company and interesting soups and sweets. A choice of soup, bread, cheese and dessert, with tea or coffee is always offered.

The soup lunches are held on a Friday at noon, and the dates for 2022 and 2023 year are:
2022: September 23, October 21, November 18, December TBD.
2023: January 20, February 17, March 24, April 21, May 19, June 23, September 22, October 20, November 24, December TBD.

To reserve a place call the Club Secretary (613-733-4681) by the previous Wednesday and pay $5.00 at the door.

Watch for upcoming Soup Lunch dates in ‘Behind the Pink Door’, and emails to the membership.

Other Club Activities 
The Club is slowly introducing regular activities again in a controlled and safe manner when restrictions permit. Check in periodically to see what is coming up.

Regular Club Activities (on hold due to COVID-19)

Club activities include regular meetings of Club members, plus a Christmas Party and monthly Soup Lunches for members and guests. There are also fundraising events at which the Club welcomes non-members.

In addition, there are several committees that members can join. The After 5’s meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and the Aberdeen Artisans usually on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
For more information on the Club Service Committees, please go to the Members Only page.

The May Court Library at the Civic campus of the Ottawa Hospital holds periodic Book Sales in the rotunda outside the hospital cafeteria.  These have been put on hold for the time being.

For future reference, donations of popular fiction and non-fiction books along with DVDs in the original cases would be welcome. Please, no self-help books or older biographies, manuals, textbooks, dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedia, professional or business books. Please call Marnie at 613-798-5555 ext.16717 to arrange drop off your donations and come to the sales to stock up.

Past Events since June 2021

The Annual General Meeting for the May Court Club of Ottawa was held at Tudor Hall on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.  It was wonderful to  have an in-person meeting again, with a lovely supper!  The new Board of Directors is in place.

On March 22nd, 2022 a Members’ Time was held via Zoom, where members enjoyed an interesting discussion on members’ plans for the coming spring.

On Wednesday December 8, 2021 the Aberdeen Artisans Committee held a CHRISTMAS MARKET.  It was by pre-order only, with on-site pickup and no table displays.

The Christmas Party and Lunch was held on Wednesday December 1, 2021.  This was the Club’s first in-person activity in almost two years!  COVID protocols were in place including proof of vaccination and attendance by reservation.

A successful Online Auction was run by Bytown Auctioneers from October 25 to November 4, 2021.

The Fall General Meeting was held via Zoom on Wednesday October 6, 2021.

The Annual General Meeting for the May Court Club of Ottawa was held via Zoom on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.  The technology worked very well, and the business of the meeting was concluded, and the new Board of Directors is in place.

In addition

Several Members’ Time events were held via Zoom throughout 2021,

Occasional online musical events were presented by The Harmelodic Club.

Several very successful Tailgate Sales by the Aberdeen Artisans were held in the Club parking lot.