Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Annual General Meeting 2019

    Annual General Meeting 2019

    Join us on May 7, 2019 for OSCA's Annual General Meeting.
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  • Spring & Summer Guide NOW AVAILABLE!

    Spring & Summer Guide NOW AVAILABLE!

    Check out what we have planned for Spring & Summer 2019! We've combined our guides this this year and there is SO much to look forward to! Registration opens March 6th and 7th, 2019.
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  • Summer 2019 Camp Guide

    Summer 2019 Camp Guide

    Check out the line-up for Summer 2019!
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  • Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    To become a member click below and register today - it’s free! Want to join the OSCA Board? Contact the Nomination Committee at nominations [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca.
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  • Register for OSCA Programs

    Register for OSCA Programs

  • OSCA runs programs year round for children, youth adults and families. After-four care, day camps and special camps for PD Days and March breaks take pressure off working parents.

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  • Adult Programs

    Pursuing your dream, staying healthy, getting fit. You can do it all economically and in a supportive environment.

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  • Pretty much any time, any day we are running some sort of kids program. All ages, all sorts of activities in safe, fun and allergy-sensitive caring environments. Read more
  • After-four program

    Looking for an early start to the day? Our Breakfast Club starts at 7:30 am, Monday to Friday, with walk-over to Hopewell School before classes. OSCA’s also offers an After-4 Program for children in Gr. 1-6, from 3:00-6:00PM.

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  • Camps

    OSCA offers a full day recreation program for PD days of Ottawa-area school boards for JK to Grade 6. We also offer a wide range of day camps during the summer for children in JK all the up to Grade 10.

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  • In our pottery studio, we provide:
    • Private pottery lessons
    • Seasonal pottery studio membership
    • Wheel throwing
    • Kids clay and youth pottery

    The studio is available for members to use when there are no classes. Hours are posted in the studio.

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  • Fitness Centre

    We provide access to cardiovascular exercise machines, free weights, and resistance bands in a quiet, welcoming environment. Read more
  • Birthday Parties

    Skip the work and plan your next birthday party with OSCA, where we offer a fun place to party with friends and family.

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Featured Events

Apr 01

OSCA's Annual Open House Week

We'll kick off the Spring Session with our Annual Open House April 1-6! We'll have free drop-ins and fun events for all ages. We hope to see you there! Check out the schedule of events for the week:

Open House Schedule


Apr 03

Trivia Night

Join us on Wednesday, April 3rd for TRIVIA NIGHT! Teams of up to 6 people are $25.00 and there will be prizes for the winners! This event is 19+ and we will be selling beer and wine!

To purchase a table online and use barcode TN0403 or stop into the Firehall to purchase your table!


Apr 04

Family Movie Night

Join us on Thursday, April 4th at 6:00 pm for at the Firehall! Entrance is FREE! There will be awesome snacks available to purchase. We're showing the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! 

Apr 08

Garden Club—Bees

Marianne and Matt Gee of GeesBees will introduce us to the sweet, golden world of beekeeping and their passion for saving honeybees, protecting pollinators, renting hives, teaching courses and, of course, harvesting great honey! 

Apr 14

Flower Arrangement Workshop

The Old Ottawa South Garden Club is pleased to announce a flower-arrangement workshop lead by Jill Hopkins. She will demonstrate several techniques and styles, and everyone will create their own spring floral-arrangement. There is a $20 fee and advance registration can be made in person at The Firehall or online using the barcode: flower19

May 07

OSCA Annual General Meeting

Join OSCA and the community at our AGM on Tuesday, May 7th 2019 from 7:00-10:00 pm. There will be a chance to meet members from your community and learn more about your community association. Interested in joining the Board? Read more about Board Recruitment here. 

May 31

Bike Rally & Rodeo

Join us on the first weekend of June 2019!

  • Friday, May 31: Kick-off dinner OTLBC
  • Saturday, June 1st: Volunteer training & bike tune-ups
  • Sunday, June 2nd: Bike Rally & Rodeo (Windsor Park) & Brunch at OTLBC

Read more about this year's event here.

Community Events

Mar 23

Documentary Film: Who Needs Church?

Who Needs Church? is the story of an urban church community, Southminster United, fighting to keep its doors open despite a dwindling congregation. This process leaves church-leaders and the broader community pondering the question, "is the church a necessary part of our modern lives and community?” Written and directed by local filmmakers Danielle Rolfe and co-produced with Ed Kucerak of Kublacom Pictures.

Mar 25

Abbotsford Topical Talks

Jamie Robertson is retired from his role as the General Counsel of the Library of Parliament. He will be presenting Parliamentary Myths and Realities. This will include an overview of the House and Senate. 

Mar 27

Doors Open for Music: Rumi Remembered

A tribute to Rumi, the 13th century poet, mystic and teacher. Garo and Friends will play songs from their two albums: ‘Rumi Remembered I and II’. All songs based on English-translated versions of Rumi Poetry and composed by Garo Altinian. Garo Altinian, guitars/vocals; Joan Harrison, cello; Yves Saint-Pierre, piano; Lucas Lacerda, bass guitar; Ahmet Gul, ney (reed flute); Kerem Eker, keys/guitar; Murat Kucuk, percussion.

Mar 27

Abbotsford Learn & Explore

Sabrina Hudon & Jessica Marshall of HEXO Corp will be presenting an educational session on medical marijuana.  HEXO is a Gatineau-based company. 

Mar 27

Science Cafe - Nature's Green is Golden: The Health Benefits of Green Spaces in Canadian Cities

Free drop-in program presented by Paul Villeneuve, Department of Health Sciences, Carleton University.  This presentation will explore Ottawa-based assessments of associations between greenness and physical activity, and environmental exposures studies in and around the Central Experimental Farm.

Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade

Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community

OSCA's mission

Our Goals

OSCA builds a strong sense of community and engages the residents of OOS through its various programs, services and activities.

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