The Maple Leaf – Almrausch Club is a non-profit organization owned and operated by its Members; there is no private interest involved. The club was founded in 1964 when the Maple Leaf Soccer Club and the Almrausch Bavarian folk dance Group decided to amalgamate. The result was the Maple Leaf – Almrausch Club Inc. Through the efforts of this young group, they managed to obtain the land and to build a chalet-type clubhouse. The original clubhouse, which was built as a centennial project, was completed in 1967. In 1978/79, it was enlarged with the help of a Wintario grant but on January 13, 1980, fire destroyed the chalet portion of the clubhouse. That portion was rebuilt and some major remodelling was undertaken at the same time. The result is as it stands today, the only German clubhouse in the Ottawa area.