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OVLR - Christmas Party

OVLR - 27th Annual Christmas Party

December 4th, Ottawa, Ontario 2010


The annual Christmas Party for Ottawa Valley Land Rovers. Fun, socialising, games, and awards!

The Event:

Traditional Turkey Dinner, buffet style catered by Leatherworks (the Birthday Party caterer). Festivities begin at 6 pm, dinner around 6:30 pm.

When & where:

The Christmas Party will be held on Saturday December 4th at the Westbrook Masonic Building 430 Churchill Ave. (one block south of Richmond Rd. on the west side).


Please RSVP to Dave at or 613-791-2994 by December 2.

More Details :

Cost: $20/adult, $10 per child

As the notice was not posted in the newsletter, we will be trying to phone local members who do not receive the e-mail communications, so if anyone comes to mind please let us know.

We look forward to seeing all of you on the 4th!

Best Cheers

Peter McGough


There will be an assortment of the usual Christmas games set up. Several versions of the Feelie Meelie (easy, medium, hard, Ladies) and the Seelie Meelie. The feelie meelie is a game where a number of unknown parts are placed in a box. You put your hand in and try to identify what these parts might be. To help ensure that you don't see the part by mistake, a plastic garbage bag is placed over the opening of the box for you to feel the parts through.

  • The Easy level includes such objects as whell nuts, wiper blades etc.
  • The Medium level such things as a transmission brake shoe, engine mount, gearsift grommet etc.
  • The Expert level such things as a frame shackle bush, hubseal collar, fill/checkplug from the front diff.
  • The Extreme such items as hood spare tire holder (series I), handbrake release (late IIA), horn button bracket (Series II) [Note: in the extreme you have to identify the Series too...].
  • The Seelie Meelie is an assortment of parts you can see, touch, manipulate etc. These items are even more obscure.
  • Last year there was an additional catagory, parts that don't belong. Several parts from one vintage, with one from another vintage to corectly identify.


The time has come to reflect upon the past year and see if there are any members amongst our esteemed and worthy membership for a variety or annual awards that are presented at the Christmas Party. In fact, if you know of anyone that deserves a special award, send the suggestion along too! But for the annual awards, nominations are being considered for:


Bestowed upon the person who tows perfectly functional Land Rovers around for fun (Quintin, Christian, Brett towing Dave (opps, that would be dysfunctional in this case), or for all the wrong reasons (Zippy Tow and their new airmobile service), forgotten where their Land Rover is (Peter Gaby) or for other various reasons. Send nominations to:

An indicator of the type of recipient we are looking for. In a previous year, this prestigious award was bestowed upon Ben Smith for all the towing he has done... A pair of 101's from Washington State to Los Angelas, volunteering to tow a friend's 101 from Oregon to San Francisco, etc...


Bestowed upon the person who best demonstrates the industructable nature of Land Rovers, though probably not in the manner that Land Rover itself would approve of. This award uses the motto "I can't believe it actually ran" as one of its guiding principles. Using a head gasket with a spectauclar burn through, this award goes to the indivdual who: exemplifies too much maintenance, the lack thereof, of simple wonder. Past recipients read like a who's who in this award's short lifetime. Send nominations to:

An indicator of the type of recipient we are looking for. One year this prestigious award was bestowed upon Jeff Berg. Jeff has been beset with all sorts of engine woes, and other assorted maladies that have been vividly outlined in previous editions of the OVLR newsletter


Ahhh, our oldest, and most famous award. With an uncanny ability to seek out the guilty, and if it can't find them locally, go on walkabout throughout the United States and Europe looking for potential vic^H^H^H candidates while it spreads its Nigel-like woe internationally. Such activities on the part of this award are generally necessary as its potential recipients are usually scrambling over each other to avoid its baleful glance. This is another award with a list of recipients that reads like a who's who of Land Rover Owners.

Because of the prestige associated with this award, members are noticably shy about coming forward and claiming the award, preferring to defer the honour to someone worthier. On the other hand, many are afraid to nominate someone else in fear that they might get ratted out themselves. Well, don't fear. We have several nominations thus far, so the chances are that your good buddy over there has already turned you in. So, this is your chance! Turn him in before your name appears on this lovely work of art! Send nominations to:

An indicator of the type of recipient we are looking for. In a previous year, this prestigious award was bestowed upon Dave Lowe (as turned in by Tom Tollefson (note betrayal, a good thing)) for a multitude of sins, that range from rear ramming innocent 88's, to crossaxling the mighty 101 in the middle of a city park, to undertaking more engine rebuilds than even Dixon manages, as well as other assorted crimes to numerous to list

Getting There:

The Masonic Lodge is immediately south of Byron on Churchill, a north-south road running bewteen Carling Avenue and Scott. The closest exit from the 417/Queensway is the Kirkwood-Carling Exit. Take this exit and head west on Carling to Churchill, turning North. The Masonic lodge will be on the left just before a significant drop/hill on Churchill. In otherwords, if you see Elvis on the right, you missed it.

For those driving to Ottawa from outside of the local urban area, there are two web sites with road conditions. They are:

Contact Numbers:

  • Event Co-ordinator:
  • Email:
  • If lost getting there: telephone 225-8754


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