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

Club meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at Tom Brown Arena in Ottawa starting at 7pm. Please check our website for club information and full event details.


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

AquaMania 2014 is almost here!

AquaMania 2014 Schedule

February OVAS Club Meeting

Hi all!

Here’s what we have in store for our next meeting on Monday, February 24, 7:00 PM upstairs at Tom Brown Arena:

  • Club announcements – AquaMania details:
    • Speaker line-up and schedule
    • Confirmed vendors
    • Giant Auction details
    • List of volunteers needed
  • Morrie Lightman will be presenting his experience in using the Seneye device for his pond
  • Sid Arnold will be presenting: Adventures in Mudpuppy Collecting in Kemptville Creek ON

Swap tables are available to members at no charge. No mini-auction.
We will have food and drinks as usual and some door prizes!

Hope to see you there!

January 27 OVAS Club Meeting!

Now confirmed for our club meeting on January 27:

Speaker: Gary Elson
Topic: Where it began – exploring wild livebearers

Gary Elson is a writer and teacher from Montreal. He has kept fish since even cars had fins, and has specialized in a number of fish groups over the years. He’s an ex-contributing editor and monthly columnist for  Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine, and co-author of several aquarium books. His articles in fish have been published in more languages than he can speak, and in more countries than he’s managed to visit.

Here are some links to some of the books that Gary has co-authored:

Meeting Details
The meeting is at Tom Brown arena, starting at 7:00 PM.
Food and drinks will be served at the break.
Door prizes will be handed out.
Members can bring items for sale at the swap tables.

Please note: Due to the poor condition of some items that were sold at the last meeting, and the lack of active bidders, we will NOT be holding a mini-auction.