The May Court Bargain Box

Bargain Box Closure for January!
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 for January, and plans to reopen on February 1, 2022.

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!

Covid-19 Masks

May Court COVID MASKS are now available with a 3rd inner liner of POLYPROPYLENE, making the masks in full compliance with the latest Public Health recommendations.

Wearers of these masks report no difference in the breathability of the mask. In fact, the stronger polypropylene helps hold the mask away from the nostrils on inhale, making it more comfortable to wear.

To order, contact Zenia Leigh, Liz Peddie, or Sharon Rodgers ; home-delivery is available for convenience. Still priced at $10!

Member Activities

Current Activities

Members’ Time
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 continued through December 2021.

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 during the pandemic)

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.

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.

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 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.

Past Events since June 2021

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.