Welcome to the Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society. Our club is open to all aquarium enthusiasts in the Ottawa Valley area.

Club meetings are held every month at the
Tom Brown Arena at 7pm. See the EVENTS section below for dates.

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Posted: January 13th, 2018

Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society Holiday Party


OVAS Holiday party

Wednesday, January 31 · 7:00pm

Mandarin Restaurant · 290 West Hunt Club Road


Registration deadline: January 26th


On Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm, OVAS will be hosting its 2018 holiday party at the Mandarin Restaurant on West Hunt Club. The Mandarin is a Chinese buffet restaurant with a huge selection of good eats!

This is a great opportunity to get out and socialize with other aquarium enthusiasts – everyone is welcome. Partners, family, friends, members and non-members alike.

Please register by making payment through one of the options below.

OVAS members save 47% on Mandarin buffet dinner!
CLICK HERE to purchase before the January 26 deadline
Non-members get a FREE membership with buffet dinner!
STEP 1. Purchase an OVAS membership

STEP 2. Purchase a buffet dinner option as an OVAS member

Pricing Summary

Buffet (member): $15*
Member buffet with guest: $30*
Buffet Non-member: $30*
Purchase  of OVAS membership ($15**) and buffet ($15*): $30*
Purchase of OVAS membership ($15**) and buffet plus 1 guest: $45*

*Prices include: buffet dinner, hst and gratuity. Beverages and menu items are not included.

**prorated from $20 to $15 for balance of 2016/17 season

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Top 3 Reasons to join the Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society (OVAS)
Join OVAS Today!

OVAS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the aquarium hobby in Ottawa and its surrounding areas. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in home aquariums and provides many benefits such as discounts at local retailers, easy access to the aquarium community, attend events, and more! The club meets at least once a month at Tom Brown arena from September through to May and maintains the ovas.ca website and online forum.

canadian association of aquarium clubs

OVAS is a member of the Canadian Association of Aquarium Clubs.




Posted: January 13th, 2018

Fish & Plant Livestock Auction

Carefully examining the fish and plants before the auction begins




Ottawa Valley Aquarium Society Auction

On a chilly November evening, a group of aquarium hobbyists gathered at Tom Brown Arena to bid on an impressive selection of aquatic plants and freshwater fish. As expected, there were plenty of Rotalas, Ludwigias, Crypts, Cichlids, Mollies, and shrimp; however, there were also some rarities […]

Posted: January 7th, 2018

Jan 22, 2018: Biotopes and Building Large Aquariums




Jan 22, 2018  ·  OVAS Monthly Meeting Speaker: Frank Aguirre Biotopes and Building Large Aquariums

Tom Brown Arena @ 7:00PM

On Monday, January 22nd OVAS will be hosting Frank Aguirre who will delivering a presentation on Biotope aquariums and some of the large aquariums he has been involved in building. […]

Posted: December 11th, 2017

OVAS promotes aquarium hobby in Ottawa Valley classroom

children looking at completed aquarium

Promoting the aquarium hobby in classrooms

An aquarium in the classroom is a great way to get kids interested in the hobby from a young age. An aquarium is like a window beneath the surface of a lake or stream. It can be used to teach lessons in biology, chemistry, and zoology. It […]

Posted: November 11th, 2017

Tank Donation to Glebe High School’s Developmental Disabilities Program


In keeping with our club`s objective , the club has made it`s second donation, this time to the Developmental Disabilities Program at the Glebe High School.

We have donated a 10 gallon LED starter kit, which was warmly received by coordinator Stephanie King and her students.

Stephanie has promised to keep us posted […]