Founder’s Day UPDATE! Postponed again to Sat Nov 6, 2021

Our previously announced Founder’s Day (postponed twice due to Covid-19) has been postponed again, and is planned for November 6, 2021. We’ve also booked the 2022 Founder’s Day for Saturday, April 30th, 2022.
Details to be announced.

Previous Update: Sadly, COVID-19 have forced us to postpone Founders Day again, to Saturday, May 1st, 2021.

Previous notice:

Lynne and I had to make a quick decision in order to not incur the loss of our deposit on the hall or, even worse, to have to pay for the food if we cancelled after it had been ordered. By postponing, it does not cost us anything.

We are sorry that not all of the players could be consulted but are excited to have a fall event and to know that everyone’s efforts towards the preparation for the event will not be wasted. Lynne and I will be working on it and Debbie has already completed much of her work.

Non of the cheque’s we received have been cashed and they will be returned to you.

PLEASE Save the date! We were limited in our choice of dates but this should give us time to settle into our fall chapter rhythm and not lose sisters to their fall trips south!

Stay well! See you on October 17!

Jacquie and Lynne

Christmas Social Dec 3/20 via Zoom

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! All Ottawa Beta Sigma Phi Sisters!
You are cordially invited to the City Council Zoom meeting 7:00 p.m. on December 3rd

Pour a glass of wine or top a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream, dress “Christmasy” and join us for fun activities, good cheer and a chance to chat with sisters from other chapters.
Watch your emails about a week before for your Zoom invitation.
Questions: Lynne Baxter, Recording Sec. C.C.
at or (613) 293-4703

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AGM 2020 postponed

From Lynne Baxter, BSP City Council Recording Secretary:

As you have probably already surmised, the AGM has been postponed until such time as we can all get together as a group. I’m hoping that will be before October 17th, the revised date for Founder’s Day!

The current executive will remain in place until we can vote on a new slate.

I hope you are all safe and healthy and not too bored.

Message from International

From Laura Ross Wingfield today:

Today at noon, International will send our staff home and start home quarantine. We will have a skeleton staff that will come into the office once a week and handle essential items that can keep us working. We will only do business through email as we don’t have access to our phones at our homes.

Please alert your sisters that we will be working from our homes and using email only. You should use on line payment systems if at all possible and you can order and pay for gifts on line, they will process those and mail once per week so there will be some delay, so plan ahead. We are doing this with the utmost caution to make sure all of our staff are protected as much as possible and still do our work for you. I always do my email from home when I am home even in evenings and weekends so for me, it’s par for the course but others will probably have a touch of a learning curve.

Please take all cautions you can and be safe. We don’t want to lose anyone.

Memorial Ritual for Helen Acton

Alpha Upsilon Master will hold the BEQ Ritual for Helen Acton at Christ Church in Bell’s Corners at 10 am on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 to bid farewell to our beloved Sister. We would welcome our Sisters from other Chapters if they would like to join us.

Council meeting cancelled Feb 6/20

Since the weather report is not good and the driving may be problematic, the Executive anticipates not having a quorum and has decided to cancel tomorrow’s City Council meeting (Thu Feb 6/20). March’s meeting will be on Thursday March 5th at the usual time and place.

BSP Ottawa Council meeting tonight – access & accessibility

From Lynne Baxter, Recording Secretary: The Executive has been informed that the church parking lot is being repaved and will be closed for tonight’s meeting. This means that we can only enter and exit through the front door. Since the front door has steps this may present a problem for those with mobility issues. I have never used the front door but it seems to me that the Ontario Disability Act requires all public buildings to be wheelchair accessible. Unless the church gets around this by having the back door accessible.

Parking may only be on the street as well. Unless the school lot is available.

BSP City Council Meeting Dates & Rooms 2019-20

The BSP Ottawa meetings are held at Resurrection of Our Lord Church
1940 Saunderson Dr, near Smyth Road
All meetings start at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted

To start the year off, we are going back to the first Thursday of the month but we will be meeting in Room A upstairs most months. There is an elevator so accessibility isn‘t an issue. The dates are as follows:

September 5th

October 3rd

November 7th

December 5th (downstairs in the basement)

February 6th

March 5th

April 2nd

May 14th (downstairs in the basement)

Founder’s Day luncheon 2019


A Founder’s Day information flyer and sign-up sheet for meals will be available in each chapter folder at the March CC meeting.

Founder’s Day will be held Saturday, April 27th, from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the Centurion Hall on Colonnade. Tickets will be $38.00.

Laureate Alpha Iota is organizing this year’s event. Final numbers of those attending must be submitted to Nancy Reid  or Margie Lee Gallagher no later than April 15th. Email:




Council Meeting Schedule 2018-19 – Day Changed to Tuesday

The Executive have changed the meeting day, but not the time or location, to the first Tuesday of the month. 

Note UPDATE:  THU May 9th – meeting and AGM 7pm

Here are the meeting dates for the 2018-2019 cycle:

September 4th

October 2nd

November 6th

December 4th – Christmas Social

February 5th Cancelled due to weather

March 5th

April 1st

THU May 9th – meeting and AGM 7pm

All meetings are held at Resurrection of Our Lord Church
1940 Saunderson Dr, near Smyth Road.
Meetings start at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted.