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.

*** UPDATE ***

With the ongoing pandemic and the legislated restrictions on public gatherings, we were regrettably forced to cancel our 2020 Induction Ceremony last fall at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe. We now turn our attention to the 2021 show scheduled for September 26th, at which time we plan to celebrate the induction of our 2020 nominees. This will be the 40th anniversary for the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame as well, so it promises to be an exceptional show and induction ceremony.

The Board of Directors wishes to express our gratitude to the many volunteers and sponsors for their continued support. Rest assured, your efforts contribute to the ongoing viability of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame. We will continue to provide updates as they develop.

LOOKING BACK

The OVCMHOF is happy to announce the introduction of a new feature on our web site called Looking Back. Larry Delaney, former Editor of Country Music News, has been kind enough to share with us his incredible inventory of photos featuring some of our esteemed inductees from past occasions and events in country music, with a new photo being featured each month on our website. We hope you will enjoy taking a trip with us down memory lane as we celebrate our country music roots.

Annual General Meeting Held November 17, 2020

The Annual General meeting of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame took place on November 17, 2020 and agreed to retain the services of Lyman Gardiner to complete the bookkeeping and accounting summary services for 2020/2021. In addition, Lynda Rogers was elected to the Board of Directors (see below).

The Executive for the coming year was elected as follows:

  • Tom Hussey - President
  • Pam Clements - Vice-President
  • Kathy Hamelin - Treasurer
  • Brenda Harlow - Secretary

New Board Member Welcomed

The Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Lynda Rogers as the newest member of the Board. Lynda has been around the country music industry on both sides of the business, both as a fan and administrator. Married to Inductee Dan Paul Rogers, she also participated in the production of his shows along with the Ronnie Prophet and Family Brown shows. Combined with over 40 years working with the Provincial government, Lynda brings many skills to the table and the Board looks forward to putting those skills to work.

LOOKING BACK

This 1956 Song Folio featured song lyrics for some of the late Bob King's (1934-1989) most popular recordings including "Laurel Lee", "Hey Ma'Am", "I Don't Believe In Settlin’ Down", "Crazy Me", "It Breaks A Mother's Heart", and many more. Bob King was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984.

(Photo courtesy of Larry Delaney Photo Archives)


Each month we celebrate our country music past with a picture from the photo archives of Larry Delaney. Visit our Looking Back page to see more wonderful memories.

The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame wishes to express our deep sorrow at the passing of Claudette Paradosky (Lefebvre) on November 24, 2020. Claudette was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002.

You can read more about Claudette at Claudette Lefebvre & Billy O'Boie.

Posted: December 22, 2020

CONTACT INFO
HOF Executive Secretary
1016 Route 315
L’Ange-Gardien, QC  J8L 0K5

(819) 281-3924

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