Chateau Laurier

Cathay House












































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 first meeting of the 1959-60 Chapter season was held at the Cathay House on October 20th 1959 with president Art Hargreaves presiding.

The Chapter's financial statement was reviewed and noted that the total assets were $618.53. President A. Hargreaves announced Society's goal to donate $250,000 to the construction of the new U.E.C. Building in New York. The speaker for the evening was Mr. Stuart Buccanan, field engineer for Johnson Controls Toronto. His topic was on “Field Problems on Cooling and Heating Controls”.

November’s meeting program was “Installation of Oil and Gas fired Burners”. The speaker was Mr. Ken Martin of Martin Industries Toronto.

During January’s meeting a proposal was put fourth for prepaid meals and dues for $18.00. This would be discussed at the next Executive meeting.

January’s meeting was the Annual Open Forum.

February’s meeting speaker was Mr. C.P. Lentz, of the Division of Applied Biology N.R.C.. His topic was “Methods of Freezing Meats”.

At March’s meeting a special guest Dr. John Ruptash the dean of engineering from Carleton University was present. Two student s from Carleton University Engineering were presented with Chapter Donations. The speaker for the evening was Prof. W. Bruce, Chairmen of the Department of Engineering. His topic was “Trends in engineering Education”.

In April Art Gray requested by letter he withdraw from the Board of Governors. The nominations committee presented the nominations for office for the coming season as follows:
President - N. Kirby
Vice-President -P. Fortier
Secretary - J Partington
Treasurer - I. Paterson
Board of Governors - C. Schock, R. McPherson & R. Hipkin

The speaker for the evening was Mr Ray Brunet, a General Contractor. His topic for the evening was “The Construction Industry”.

At May’s meeting it was noted that the Chapter had met its original goal of 100 members. This goal was set in 1952 when the Chapter had been formed with 22 members. The new Chapter officers were elected in by the members as presented. President A. Hargreaves passed the gavel to the new president Noel Kirby.



Key Dollar Value in this period

prime minister
Prime Minister
John Diefenbaker
dollar coin
1 dollar CDN
1.04 dollar U.S.
governor general
Governor General
Georges-Philéas Vanier



Key Events in this period

Changing of the Guard ceremony begins on Parliament Hill
The U.S.S.R. launches "Luna 2", the first space probe to reach the moon
Joseph Jacques Omer "Jake the Snake" Plante the first to wear a hockey mask in regulation play
Winnipeg Bluebombers beat Hamilton Tiger Cats 21-7 to win 47th Grey Cup game
Anne Heggtveit wins the Gold Medal in Women’s alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley California
Montreal Canadians win the Stanley Cup
April 7 Maple Leafs 2 Montreal 4 
April 9 Maple Leafs 1 Montreal 2 
April 12 Montreal 5 Maple Leafs 2 
April 14 Montreal 4 Maple Leafs 0
Maurice "Rocket" Richard retires after the fifth straight Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup