The history and development of the Ottawa Ski Club (OSC), at one time one of the largest in the world, as well as the founding of organized skiing in the Gatineau region north of Canada's capital, Ottawa, is inseparable from the name of C. E. Mortureux.
Originally founded in 1910, the OSC's early activities centred on ski jumping in Rockcliffe Park just a short distance from Canada's Parliament buildings. It flourished until 1915 when World War l intervened to induct many of the club's male members into the army. For four years it languished until, in 1919, it was reorganized and incorporated in 1919. C.E. “Mort” Mortureux became its first president, a position he would hold for an extraordinary 27 years until 1946. Such was his reputation and ability that nobody dared challenge him... ['CLICK' BELOW TO READ FULL BIOGRAPHY]
Active Period: 1919 - 1947
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