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.

Club Meeting – Betta Splendens – more than just your kid’s pet! – APRIL 27th 7:00 PM, TOM BROWN ARENA 2ND FLOOR











Speaker: Catherine Salmon, President Betta Breeders Canada

Topic: Betta Splendens – more than just your kid’s pet! Also some information on the upcoming IBC District 6 Show, which will be part of the CAOAC Convention in May.

Catherine is an experienced betta breeder and currently President of Betta Breeders Canada. She has won several shows for her prized bettas, and has sponsored betta show categories in conventions as well. She will share her knowledge and passion with us – invaluable insight for anyone interested in keeping bettas and aquarium fish in general.

Catherine will also be bringing some betta related items for sale such as Indian Almond Leaves, small heaters and sponge filters.

Hope to see you there in great numbers!

Our March 2015 Picture of the Month Winner is Holly!

Congratulations! Watch for our April contest – best Coral picture.

Thanks to all who participated!



Annual Giant Auction on Sunday April 12th

Our annual Giant Auction will be on Sunday April 12th 2015.

At the Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre

(1376 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 7L5)

Registration starts at 9:00 AM

Auction starts at 11:00 AM

Everyone is welcome! An OVAS club membership is not required to attend the auction as buyer or seller.

Start registering your items now!

See the following post for details: