The next OVAR meeting is
Tuesday October 14, 2014


Bill Linley

CN Routes in New Brunswick

Display: Locomotives

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October 19: Flea Market

St. Anthony Soccer Club
Tables: $10 for OVAR members,
$15 for non-members
Email to reserve

Notice concerning OVAR dinners:

If you indicated that you were coming (or are on the Automatic-Yes list), and have to cancel, PLEASE inform the Dinner Chair or any member of the Executive by the morning of Friday before the meeting.

The caterers must be told how many meals to prepare, and they can charge us for no-shows!

Please support our Sponsors!

Also hosted on this site:
C. Robert Craig Memorial Library

Ontario Northland caboose
Photo: Steve Watson, August 2012

About OVAR

The Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders - OVAR - is a club, established in 1961, made up of people who are interested in model and prototype railroading. Unlike many other railroad oriented clubs, OVAR does not have a club layout. This has allowed us to keep the club an informal association, free of internal politics, major capital investment and the complications inherent in hard rules or membership obligations. OVAR makes up for this by giving you the opportunity to meet people who have, or are building, layouts, on which you can operate, work, contribute your skills or develop your knowledge.

OVAR meets the second Tuesday of each month, September to June, to pursue our interest in trains. Each meeting, organized around a dinner (click here for details), presents an opportunity to:

  • meet others with similar interests;
  • be entertained with a Program presented by local, national and internationally known speakers;
  • see what other members have done at the Display;
  • have some fun!

Most OVAR members are active model railroaders. Most are happy to share their experience, provide advice and help others facing problems they may already have solved.