Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Winter 2019 Guide NOW AVAILABLE!

    Winter 2019 Guide NOW AVAILABLE!

    Check out what we have planned for 2019! We have plenty to look forward to. Registration opens December 4th and 5th, 2018.
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  • Saturday Night Fever: Movie at The Mayfair

    Saturday Night Fever: Movie at The Mayfair

    On Sunday, December 16th OSCA will be wrapping up our 40 year anniversary in style! We will be showing the original 1977 Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta! Join your neighbours from Old Ottawa South and beyond as we come together to celebrate all things 70's! Read more to find out the details.
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  • Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

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

    If you wish to vote for the OSCA Board, you must be an OSCA member. If you wish to stand for election to become a Board member, you must also have signed up as a member at least three months before the AGM. 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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  • Collaborative Problem Solving Courses for Parents Presented by OOS Churches

    Does telling your child to “calm down” just ratchet up the stress? Are you wondering how to set appropriate parental boundaries? Could you brush up on your parental problem-solving skills? In February 2019 area churches, including Sunnyside Wesleyan, Southminster United, Trinity Anglican, and St. Margaret Mary Catholic, will join together to host a series of four parenting workshops led by respected registered occupational therapist Denise De Laat and her partner Dr. Phil Ritchie, a psychologist. Both have served the community through the school system, at CHEO, and in private practice. The free sessions will be held on Tuesdays (Feb 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2019) from 7-8:30 pm will focus on the Collaborative Problem Solving Method (CPS) and are open to parents and guardians of children and youth in Old Ottawa South.
    Tuesday, 11 December 2018 15:31
  • Follow-up Regarding Issues at the Glebe Parent’s Daycare

    In late October 2018, we wrote to the community in light of the public announcement of fraud and embezzlement at the Glebe Parent’s Daycare (GPD). We committed to reviewing OSCA financial procedures, in light of the Glebe situation, and reporting back to our community on our findings.
    Friday, 07 December 2018 08:33
  • Breakfast with Santa: Sun. Dec. 9, 2018

    Join us on Sunday, December 9th 2018 for our annual Breakfast with Santa! We are so excited to celebrate the season with you! Join us from 10:30 am-12:30 pm at The Firehall (260 Sunnyside Avenue) for festive fun. Admission is free and there is a free pancake breakfast for the first 150 people! We just ask that you bring a donation (food or monetary) for the Ottawa Food Bank.
    Tuesday, 04 December 2018 08:45
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  • Southminster Write for Rights: Sun. Dec. 9, 2018

    Southminster Write for Rights: Sun. Dec. 9, 2018 For 15 years Amnesty International Write for Rights has given people hope in their darkest moments. Last year participants at Southminster sent 142 letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience around the world. Come join friends and neighbours at the Write for Rights event at Southminster United Church on Sunday afternoon, December 9th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday, 29 November 2018 15:44
  • Hogs Back Dam and Fixed Bridge Rehabilitation

    Hogs Back Dam and Fixed Bridge Rehabilitation If you are a user of Hogs Back Park, please see this message Parks Canada recently sent: "November 28, 2018 – This week, the contractor for the Hogs Back Dam and Fixed Bridge rehabilitation project will begin installing the cofferdam on the south side of the dam. This work requires the movement of heavy machinery across the multi-use pathway next to the staging area, southeast of the dam. In order to preserve public safety, the contractor will utilize flagstaff to control pedestrian traffic when heavy machinery is crossing. Pedestrians can expect brief intermittent delays during these times."
    Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:23
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Featured Events

Dec 16

Saturday Night Fever: Movie at The Mayfair

On Sunday, December 16th OSCA will be wrapping up our 40 year anniversary in style! We will be showing the original 1977 Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta!

Read more about the event here. 

Community Events

Dec 14

Concerts By The Canal: Communion

Tenor Álavro Zambrano and pianist Felipe Verdugo present songs and opera arias exploring human communion, from subdued and prayerful introspection to the exuberant and passionate thrusts of romantic love, by composers Adam, Debussy, Donizetti, Liszt, Puccini, Vaughan Williams, and more. Tickets.

Dec 15

The Stairwell Carollers Christmas Concert

Award-winning a cappella Ottawa choir, The Stairwell Carollers, sing Christmas carols, old & new. Tickets $15.

Dec 16

Fall Choral Workshop Family Christmas Concert

Fundraising concert with chamber orchestra and soloists, along with a selection of seasonal favourites including Handel's famous 'Hallelujah Chorus', Rutter’s 'What Sweeter Music', audience sing-along carols, and more. Tickets.

Dec 19

Doors Open for Music: On This Winter's Night

A celebration of northern winters, hope, and tradition featuring music by Lightfoot, McLachlan, Mitchell, and Cohen. Geri Childs (vocals), Mark Ferguson (piano), John Geggie, (bass), Rene Lavoix (sax), and Scott Latham (drums).

Dec 31


A free New Year's celebration—Scottish style! The evening starts with Great Scot! Kidzone, featuring Highland and Scottish Country Dancing, and other fun family activities. At 7:00 p.m., revelers celebrate midnight in Scotland with a huge balloon drop, followed by music from The County Lads, Searson, Còig, The Mudmen, as well as the Ottawa Caledonia Pipes and Drums. End the night and greet 2019 by gathering in fellowship to sing Auld Lang Syne, then head outdoors for a fireworks display over the Great Lawn at midnight. Scottish food, beer, and whisky available at the Market Place.

Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade

Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community

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

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