The 39th Anniversary of the OHCC


Sunday, July 12, 2020 / 13:30 - 16:00

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(Founded on July 3rd, 1981)


The LePage ad in 1981

posterThe home of the Hungarian community in Ottawa was built in 1979. The 279 m2 (3000 sq.ft.) building was raised on a 30,5 m × 53,3 m (100 ft × 175 ft) size land. It was made of concrete bricks, and originally it was used for storage. The first floor was part of the original design right from the beginning, and it was used for offices. In 1981, the entire property was listed at $99,000 when it was bought by the Hungarian community. The founding members transformed it into its present day shape within a year.


This year we were not able to celebrate the anniversary of the House with our popular Pork BBQ dinner, as we used to in the last few years, due to the well-known restrictions imposed to fight COVID-19.
The renovation of the OHCC, we have been engaged in since March, is almost finished. Therefore, lest this anniversary be ignored, we kindly invite all our members and friends to be our guests for a tour around the House to assess the change and to enjoy perhaps some ice-cream on Sunday, July the 12th, between 13:30 and 16:00.
Inside the building a delineated path will lead you from the main entry to the back door adjacent to the parking lot. Although it is not required, we strongly advise you to wear a face mask. Unfortunately, one can only take a casual amble through the hall, as the furniture is stacked away. At the exit wrapped ice-cream sticks will be on supply. The parking lot behind the building will be closed off and reserved for our guests, who wish to meet and chat, respecting the 2m physical distancing all along. Therefore, at the arrival please park the cars on the curbside of Capital Drive.
In case of bad weather we postpone this event to July the 19th.