1969/70 Season

To the right (or below on a mobile device), you will find the archive of the Ottawa Guitar Society's 1969-1970 Season.

The Ottawa Guitar Society was founded in 1969, and presented its first concert in December of that year. The concerts presented during this inaugural season featured:

  • Ed Honeywell (December 1969),
  • Liona Boyd (February 1970), and
  • Martin Polten (March 1970)

as well as two members/student concerts and a guitar construction workshop. 

During this season, the executive of the OGS board were as follows:

  • David Johnstone (President),
  • Michael Maclean (Secretary), and
  • Garfield Clack (Treasurer).

The board also included 4 other program officers responsible for membership (John Parsons), program (Colin Everett), publications (Robert Smith), and publicity (Robert Sabourin). 

Membership during this first season cost $4 per person, or $6 for a family. Concert tickets ranged in price from $0.50 to $2.00. 

The season closed with the first Annual General Meeting in May of 1970, and the year was celebrated in July with a summertime social at the home of Bill Stranks, a member of the society.