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The May Court Bargain Box

Appropriate Covid-19 safety procedures are in place.

228 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
Telephone: (613)235-0333
Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
(The shop takes cash only.)

Office Closure

The May Court Club office is closed during the current lockdown. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this uncertain time.

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

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. 

Upcoming Members’ Time Events

Stay tuned for upcoming Members’ Time Events.

Previous Members’ Time Events

On May 19th we had interesting reminiscences of Bargain Box experiences, and a the founder gave us a short history of its evolution.  The Bargain Box has been an important support of May Court activities since 1970!

We were delighted to have 24 members log on to our Members’ Time Zoom on April 28th.  We enjoyed a lively discussion about what we are watching these days.

In the meeting on April 7, members enjoyed a lively discussion of places to travel to when it is safe to do so, including a wine tour in Prince Edward County, St. Anne’s Spa in Grafton (north of Port Hope), Wakefield and Chelsea, and Lac Ste. Marie.

The meeting on March 17 included an interesting discussion of books with an Irish theme, listed here.

On February 24, we talked about books, favourite recipes and had a great presentation about Modernity in the kitchen.

The February 10 theme was “Food, Glorious Food”, with a presentation of favourite recipes and a little history of the presenters. It was a very interesting meeting!
See the Recipes here..

The first Members’ Time was held on January 27, 2021 as a book discussion, and was a great success. It was terrific to see familiar faces, and learn about some fascinating books. Take a look at the list of Books Highlighted.

Regular Club Activities (on hold)

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.

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

The Spring General Meeting for the May Court Club of Ottawa was held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

Our first ever online fundraising event was a virtual Line Dancing event on February 23. It was well-attended and a fun time!

The Fall General Meeting for the May Court Club of Ottawa was held via Zoom on Wednesday, November 18, 2021.

The Annual General Meeting for the May Court Club of Ottawa was held via Zoom on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.  The technology worked very well, and the business of the meeting was concluded, and the new Board of Directors is in place.

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020 the Aberdeen Artisans held a very successful Tailgate Sale in the parking lot of the Clubhouse. It was a beautiful day, the turnout was great, and we added much-needed funds to the coffers of The May Court. Many, many thanks to those who helped out, and those who attended!

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.