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ROSEMOUNT BOYS CLUB

Rosemount Boys Club History

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BRIEF HISTORY

Officially the Rosemount Boys Club opened November 3, 1949 and closed in mid-november 1978. Fundraising activities to build the club date back to 1939. The Boys Club participated in a boxing gala staged at the Grenadier Guards within two weeks of the official opening. So the actual vocation and activities of the club pre-date the official opening. Doubtful that the facility was built on the "Hope they will come." philosophy, The articles below should provide some context. As other articles become available they will be posted.

In 1953 as part of a Masters in Social Work, R. Katherine Morris published "A Study of the Membership of a Boys Club". This 279 page thesis is a study of Rosemount from roughly 1909 looking at various social aspects and efforts that lead to the opening of the Rosemount Boys Club in 1949. It also looks at the membership for the initial sixteen month period, the first programs offered while offering an overview of everyday operations.

1953 THESIS ABOUT THE ROSEMOUNT BOYS CLUB. TO VIEW, LEFT CLICK HERE, THEN LEFT CLICK AGAIN ON THE PDF SYMBOL FOUND ON THE McGILL PAGE.

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Thank you to Barbara MacNeil-Brown
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Thank you to Donald Stanbridge
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IN THE NEWS

TO VIEW THE ARTICLE LEFT CLICK ON THE UNDERLINED TEXT,

NEW MAY 21, 1951 RBC TRIBUTE ARTICLE - THE GAZETTE.COVERS ACTIVITIES AND MENTIONS ALL THE EARLY CONTRIBUTERS, LEADING ATHLETES AND ACHIEVEMENTS. THREE PICTURES ACCOMPANY THE ARTICLE INCLUDING ONE OF A FULL GRANDSTAND.

1943 INITIAL FACILITY 3227 ROSEMOUNT BLVD

1943 SOAP BOX DERBY FUNDRAISER

 

1944 SEA CADETS START

1944 ROSEMOUNT SEA CADETS, THE GAZETTE,pre RBC

1945 SUMMER DAY CAMP AT ROSEMOUNT SCHOOL

1946 FUNDRAISER

1948 FUNDRAISER

1949 APRIL FUNDRAISER,LA PATRIE WITH LINE DRAWING OF BUILDING

1949 OPENING, THE GAZETTE

1949 OPENING, OTTAWA CITIZEN

1949 OPENING LA PATRIE

 

1949 FUNDRAISER,OTTAWA CITIZEN

 

NEW

1952 CHRISTMAS

1952 CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW

1952 CHRISTMAS II

1952 OPEN HOUSE

1953 OPEN HOUSE

1953 THE GAZETTE ARTICLE

1954 250,000 VISITORS, THE GAZETTE

1954 ACTIVITIES THE GAZETTE

1955 BOYS CLUB WEEK - TENNIS, THE GAZETTE

1956 CBC interview with Alfred Williamson about rock 'n roll at RBC.AUDIO

1958 THE GAZETTE ARTICLE

1958 THE GAZETTE JULY SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

1960 BOYS CLUB WEEK THE GAZETTE

1960 THE GAZETTE ARTICLE

1961 THE GAZETTE ARTICLE

 

1962 CONFERENCE DAWSON BOYS CLUB

 

1962 THE GAZETTE ARTICLE

1962 AWARD NIGHT,BOY AND GIRL OF THE YEAR THE GAZETTE.

1962 BOYS CLUB WEEK THE GAZETTE

1963 BOYS CLUB WEEK JACK REDSELL, SOME MEMBERS, THE GAZETTE

NOVEMBER 7, 1963 JOHN W. McCONNELL OBITUARY AND TRIBUTES PAGE 1

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EDITORIAL

 

1968 THE GAZETTE ARTICLE

JULY 25, 1972 CHRISTMAS IN JULY SUMMER DAY CAMP

 

1978 PARENTS PROTEST, THE GAZETTE ARTICLE

1979 YMCA RESCUES EEBC. DETAILS ABOUT RBC RE-OPENING

1980 RE-OPENING, THE GAZETTE.

1967-2008 JOURNAL DE ROSEMONT

2009 REMEMBERING,LA PRESSE ARTICLE

PRE 1949 RBC IMAGES

PRE 1949, THE ORIGINAL RBC WAS LOCATED UPSTAIRS IN THE OLD ROSEMOUNT CITY HALL AND FIRE STATION, NORTH EAST CORNER OF 10TH AND ROSEMOUNT BLVD. RECENTLY FOUND IMAGES FROM 1942.
THE LACK OF SPACE IS VERY EVIDENT.

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