Welcome to the home page of the Welsh Society of Ottawa, or as we call in the language of heaven: Cymdeithas Cymry Ottawa. We extend a Welsh Welcome to you. Please make yourself at home and browse a bit to discover upcoming events and information about the society.
Croeso i dudalen gartref Cymdeithas Cymry Ottawa. Rydym yn ymestyn Croeso Cymreig i chi. Gwnewch eich hun yn gartrefol a phorwch dros y tudalennau i ddarganfod ddigwyddiadau sydd i ddod a gwybodaeth am y gymdeithas.
See the Events page for upcoming events on Zoom
2021 Ontario Welsh Festival Cancelled
It is with great sadness that the OGGA Board has decided to cancel our 60th Anniversary Gwyl Ontario, scheduled for Niagara Falls in April 2021.
This was not an easy decision. Several factors contributed, all COVID-19 related. The pandemic is ongoing, with decisions by various levels of government that have affected border crossing, social distancing, and maximum numbers that can safely gather indoors. The demographics of our Welsh community, and the role of singing in close proximity in potential transfer of the virus are also considerations. Choirs are unable to practice and travel is curtailed.
We had a contract with one of the Niagara Falls hotels that would penalize us significantly if we chose to proceed in hope but have to cancel closer to the date of the Festival. By cancelling now, our maximum at-risk cost is our deposit, but we are negotiating with the hotel to transfer the booking and deposit to 2022.
The OGGA Board is considering options for a smaller gathering for April/May 2021, perhaps in Toronto, that would be logistically easier to stage should circumstances allow. We will keep you informed,
Llywydd Cymdeithas Gymanfa Ganu Ontario.
Our new web site address is http://www.ottawawelsh.org. Be sure to update your web browsers so you don’t miss any announcements or event information. If you’re reading this then you’re in the right place. Thanks for your continued interest in and support for the Ottawa Welsh Society.
The most recent Bwletin is Gaeaf/Winter 2021. Go to the Newsletters page to read it on-line.
Upcoming activities are on the Events page. Information will be added as it becomes available.
To join the Ottawa Welsh Society please download our membership form:
OWS Membership Form 2021