Throughout the years, as country music continues to evolve, it is important to remember the pioneers in the industry. Those dedicated individuals and groups put their hearts and souls into making their special brand of music come alive in the Ottawa Valley.

The Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame was founded in 1980, incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1987 and became a registered charity in 1988.

This website is dedicated to all of the exceptional people who have been inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame for their contributions to making country music in the Valley what it is today.

Please enjoy your tour of the site and take the time to visit each inductee’s page and perhaps take a trip down memory lane.


The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame are very pleased to announce the inductees to be honored in 2019:

Phil Labelle

Buddy McCann

Jeff & Jamie McMunn

Dennis Whitty

The 2019 Awards Show and Induction Ceremonies will take place on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29th, 7:00 P.M. at the Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe.

Throughout the evening, you’ll be entertained by some of the best country music performers our Ottawa Valley has to offer. After the show, and at intermission, you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with our 2019 inductees, previous inductees and many more of your favourite country music artists.

Reserved seat tickets will be available at the beginning of May 2019 and may be purchased online through the Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe website (www.meridiancentrepointe.com) or by phone at 613-580-2700 (toll free: 1-866-752-5231).

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, contact:
Tom Hussey, President

Obituary of Elaine B. "Kitty" Bast

Peacefully at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, June 26, 2019 in her 85th year. Dear sister of Marlene Shantz (Clare) and the late Ralph. Sister-in-law of Carla Fries (Ross). Aunt of Melanie Shantz, Becky Malcolm (Gary), Todd and Dale Bast, and the late Kelly 'Whitey'. She will be sadly missed by her great-nieces and nephews, and the Bast and Lichti families. Daughter of the late Allan and Barbara (nee Lichti).

Kitty always had a love for country music and performing, and was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996 as one of the members of "The Jamboree Pals".

Thanks to the nurses and staff for their kind care. A special thanks to Cathy Ireland for her loving support and care, and to Ron and Sandy Bast. A celebration of life will be held at BRETT FUNERAL CHAPEL, HAVELOCK on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. A memorial service will also be held in the Kitchener area at a later date.

In memory of Kitty, donations may be made to the M.S. Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.brettfuneralchapels.com.

Posted: July 4, 2019

HOF Executive Secretary
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