Chateau Laurier

Prescott Hotel












































The following is an edit from the Document entitled
Ottawa Valley ASHRAE Chapter "50 Years of History"
compiled by Frank Bann et al., June 2000


The October meeting of the Chapter was held at the New Prescott Hotel. During the business session President W. J. Robinson told the Chapter that in the new re-zoning, he was pleased to report that Canada still remains a separate zone and would be zone 11. The subject of the society name change was discussed amongst the chapter members. President W. J. Robinson urged that all members entitled to vote make their voice heard and vote. The speaker for the evening was Mr. Sweeney, manager central Ontario sales, Fiberglass Canada Ltd. His presentation was on fiberglass insulation (no surprises there! [ed.]). A fiberglass fishing rod was raffled off at the end of the meeting which was won by D. Banton.

At the November meeting, Past President G. Ostiguy was presented with the Past President's pin and a silver tray as a gift from the Chapter. The speaker for the evening was Mr. Strain of the Rudd Mfg. Co. His subject was on The Development of Natural Gas Industry in Canada. An interesting quote from the speaker was "Known reserves in Canada today are enough for an estimated 50 years with only 5% of the estimated reserves discovered today."

January's meeting program was a panel discussion on Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning; the meeting was adjourned at 10:20pm.

The February meeting was postponed to the 21st in lieu of the 15th as it would conflict with the society meeting in Philadelphia. The treasurers reported a balance of $309.63 and that 40 members had paid their dues to date. The Canadian representative on the nominating committee would be W. Pennock of Ottawa, while the alternate delegate would be W. Hole of Montreal. The society would be charging an extra rate for the Journal and that it would be up to the members option wether they receive the journal.

At the Toronto CRC a Canadian Chapter Committee was formulated to encourage ideas and growth of the society in Canada. A motion was passed that the delegate and alternate at the CRC would automatically be the president and vice-president. This motion was later withdrawn due to J. Klassens' objections as to the validity of this motion for constitutional reasons as this might mean a change in the by-laws. The speaker for the evening was Dr. N.B. Hutcheon of the National Research Council and his topic was Humidity in Canadian Buildings.

At March's meeting the nominating committee was elected:
J. Klassen (Chairman)
The speaker for the evening was Mr. John W. James, Vice-President of Society and his topic was ASHRAE and Indoor Climate.

At April's meeting the nominating committee put forth the following names for office:
President - E. Schoenherr
Vice-President - N. J. Howes
Secretary - D. Banton
Treasurer - C.Watson & S. Bullis
Board of Governors - A.Gray, J. Green, A. Hargreaves, W.Hodgins
The speaker for the evening was Mr. Lorne Wiggs, senior partner in the firm of Wiggs, Walford, Frost and Lindsay, Consulting Engineers, with its head office in Montreal and offices in Toronto and Ottawa. He is also a past president of the Montreal Chapter. His topic was Hot Water Heating.

The May meeting was the last meeting of the year. The retiring president gave his report of the past year reviewing highlights such as the increase in attendance at meetings. The new board was elected into office as follows:
President - E. Schoenherr
Vice-President - N. J. Howes
Secretary - D. Banton
Treasurer - C.Watson
Board of Governors - A.Gray, J. Green, A. Hargreaves
President E. Schoenherr then presented W. Robinson with the Past President's pin and a silver tray as a token of the chapter's appreciation. J. Klassen put forth a suggestion that an educational program be initiated in Ottawa for the trade in general, to further acquaint as many people as possible with the aims of the society. It was further suggested that a prize might be given to outstanding pupils in the Heating and Ventilating courses at colleges or technical schools. The speaker for the evening was Mr. McGovern, a prominent Ottawa lawyer, and his topic was Mechanic's lines [what?].



Key Dollar Value in this period

prime minister
Prime Minister
Louis St. Laurent
dollar coin
1 dollar CDN
1.03 dollar U.S.
governor general
Governor General
Vincent Massey



Key Events in this period

Toronto - Pop Ivys CFL Edmonton Eskimos beat Montreal Alouettes 26-25 to win the 42nd Grey Cup match; game famous for Hunsinger fumble
William Goldins Lord of the Flies is published, the most influential fantasy novel ever written
Gallup Poll says a family of four can live comfortably on $50 a week, considerably less than the estimated $60 in 1951; half of this amount spent on food
Rocket Richard is suspended for the remainder of the season. As a result Richard riot rocks Montreal
Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup
April 3 Montreal 2 Detroit 4 
April 5 Montreal 1 Detroit 7 
April 7 Detroit 2 Montreal 6 
April 9 Detroit 3 Montreal 5 
April 10 Montreal 1 Detroit 5 
April 12 Detroit 3 Montreal 6 
April 14 Montreal 1 Detroit 3 
The Zamboni makes its NHL debut at the Maple Leaf Gardens