Ottawa Valley Branch

The Ottawa Valley Branch of the Canadian Society of Club Managers welcomes you to our website! 

Our branch’s membership represents a wide variety of clubs in the Ottawa Valley region, including golf, country, city, sailing and curling clubs. Geographically, our region covers Eastern Ontario (from Kingston east) and Western Quebec.

Our primary objective is to provide opportunities for networking, education and professional development to local Club Managers. We are always encouraging other club managers in the region to join the Ottawa Valley Branch and to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that are available to all members of the CSCM family.

Our members meet regularly throughout the year and are a friendly group of professionals who are always willing to support and advise one another whenever called upon. As a smaller branch, the Ottawa Valley Branch offers excellent networking opportunities throughout the entire year for all members. 

2017 was a special year for the Ottawa Valley, as we hosted the CSCM National Conference in Ottawa - Gatineau this past October.

This year’s conference theme was: Communicate – Collaborate – Celebrate!Communicate refers to the ‘networking’ benefit that so many believe is the best part of conference.  The National Conference is always a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new acquaintances.

As always, the National Conference provided a variety of pertinent seminars and excellent speakers, that encouraged Collaboration and sharing of ideas on the important topics we all face in today’s complex marketplace. There was no shortage of networking opportunity as the Royal Ottawa, Rideau and Ottawa Hunt Clubs all hosted wondeful social events.

Co-chaired by Greg Richardson, CCM, General Manager/COO of the Camelot Golf  & Country Club, and Guy Prévost, CCM, General Manager of the Royal Ottawa Golf Club, the Conference was a great opportunity to all come together to Celebrate both Canada’s 150th in the Capital and CSCM’s 60th Anniversary!  It was also an opportunity to celebrate CSCM Awards recipients, and Greg Richardson received his Honour Society status. Since then he has also achieved his CCE (Certified Chief Executive) designation.  

If you are interested in learning more about membership opportunities in the Ottawa Valley Branch, or if you have any questions about this Branch, please contact:

Steve Ducat
Branch President
General Manager – Rideau View Golf Club and 
CSCM Ottawa Valley Branch President
613-692-3442 x102
gm@rideauview.com 

 

To view the National Calendar of Events, please click here.

Jennifer Robicheau Educational Fund

The Ottawa Valley Branch lost one of its valued members in July 2004 as Jennifer Robicheau passed away from cancer, leaving behind a young family. Jennifer was an inspiration to anyone that met her, a friend to all and an active member of our branch. As co-chair of the 2001 National CSCM Conference, she put her heart & soul into the event, overcoming the many challenges involved with hosting a National conference within a few weeks of 9/11.  At the 2005 CSCM Conference, her efforts were recognized on the National Level, as she was awarded a Citation Award posthumously, which was graciously accepted by her surviving husband David.

 

Shortly after her passing, the Ottawa Valley Branch committed to honouring her memory on an on-going basis, by setting up an educational fund in her name. This fund is used to award local scholarships to university or college students interested in pursuing a career in club management and also to provide educational experiences for existing club managers in our Branch.

Once per year we hold a fundraising golf tournament to raise money for this fund, which is well supported by donations from club managers and their suppliers.

This year’s recipient was Kayla Smith, from the Algonquin College Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.  Presenting Kayla with the award is Altaf Sovani, Chair of the Hospitality and Tourism Program and Rick Baker, Past President of the CSCM Ottawa Valley Branch.