The Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa (FCA), an umbrella organization of Ottawa community associations, has awarded their inaugural Award for Media Excellence to OSCAR contributor Ed Kucerak. The award was for “Excellence in-depth reporting on 2017 municipal/ neighbourhood issues”, and was given for a two-article report Ed wrote for the May 2017 OSCAR. The winning articles looked at the public consultation on Brewer Park’s renewal. The report, comprising two separate articles, included many photographs and interviews with both Councillor David Chernushenko and local residents.
The FCA (Federation of Citizens' Associations of Ottawa) will honour Old Ottawa South resident Ed Kucerak at the FCA AGM on June 20, 2018, in recognition of Ed Kucerak’s exemplary photography and reporting of Re-imagining Brewer Park - Overwhelming Turnout to Public Consultation on Brewer Park’s Future.
This year, forty years since OSCA started running programs in the then newly renovated Firehall, I am going to look back 40 years to each month’s OSCAR to see what was happening and what people felt was important in 1978.
Almost all OSCAR issues published since 1974 are available for download as PDF files.