The May Court Bargain Box

Appropriate Covid-19 safety procedures are in place.

228 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
Telephone: (613)235-0333
New Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
(The shop takes cash only.)

Covid-19 Masks

The May Court Club of Ottawa currently has limited quantities of hand-made Covid masks available to the public.
~Two layers of comfortable cotton
~Elastic ear loops
~Assorted patterns
~$10 each, cash only
~We have a wonderful collection of Canada Day (maple leaf) masks available, while supplies last.
See photo of sample masks here.

Note: these are not medical grade masks.

To Pre-order, email
Pick up pre-order at the May Court Club, 114A Cameron Street, on Wednesdays, at 11:00 a.m.

Also available, MaskMates to convert masks to wear around the head.

Covid-19 Closures

The May Court Club is now closed until further notice. As a result, all scheduled meetings and activities are cancelled. A few upcoming events are now listed on the Member Activity page.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this uncertain time.

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.

Member Activities

Exciting Opportunity to purchase treasured items from the Aberdeen Artisans Committee!!! Click to enlarge.

After much consideration, the Annual General Meeting for the May Court Club of Ottawa will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, September 9th at 1:00 pm.  Your participation is important and we hope that you will be able to join us.  Coordinates for the call and a test run for those who have not used Zoom before will be sent out in August.


Club activities include regular meetings of Club members, plus a Christmas Party and monthly Soup Lunches for members and guests. There are also fund raising events at which the Club welcomes non-members. See what is coming up!

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 and for the full calendar of all scheduled meetings, please go to the Members Only page.

Members – please mark your calendars! Watch the Newsletter and Behind the Pink Door for details about these and other Club events.

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.

Soup lunches are also on hold for the time being.


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 2019-2020 year are:
October 25, November 22, February 7, April 24, May 22, and June 19.
To reserve a place call the Club Secretary (613-733-4681) by the previous Wednesday and pay $5.00 at the door.


Past Events

The St. Patrick’s Day Bridge Luncheon was held on Thursday, March 12, 2020, and enjoyed by all.

The Spring General Meeting and Luncheon was held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

The Members’ Christmas Party was held at the Club on Wednesday, December 4th. The festive event was enjoyed by all members who attended.

The Shepherd’s Trainyards FunRaiser Charity Fashion Show was held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

The annual fundraiser for the Hospice, Homes for the Holidays, was held on November 15-17, 2019.

The Aberdeen Artisans Committee held its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, November 9, 2019. It was a very successful, enjoyable, and festive affair!

The Education and Convenors’ meeting was held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

The Fall Meeting of the Association of May Court Clubs of Canada was held in Oakville on on Friday to Saturday, October 18-19, 2019.

The Fall General Meeting and Luncheon was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

Our popular High Tea was held on Saturday September 28, 2019 and was enjoyed by all. Kathy Yach would like to thank everyone who attended in support of the Munch and Learn Program. She would also like to thank Sharon Carstairs for being the guest speaker and sharing her very interesting life. And finally, she would like to thank everyone who volunteered for the event. They could not have done it without your hard work.

The Bargain Box General Meeting for shop staffers was held on Wednesday,September 18, 2019.

The opening luncheon for the Round Robin Bridge at the Club was held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

The May Court Club held a Porch Sale in conjunction with the Old Ottawa South Association’s Porch Sale on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

The Annual General Meeting took place at Tudor Hall on Wednesday June 5th, 2019. The new board was introduced, and everyone enjoyed an excellent meal, and catching up on the Club’s events.