Old Ottawa South Community Association

Music at Trinity: Sat. Oct. 21, 2017

Ebonies in Harmony is a two clarinet-one piano trio featuring Sylvie Duchesneau (clarinet-bass clarinet) and Roxanne Léveillé (clarinet) and myself, Fabien Tousignant (piano). We invite you to experience a wonderful repertoire which blends the virtuosity and “velouté” of these instruments. We have put together a nice programme of some favorites of the classical repertoire arranged for two clarinets and piano, along with pieces written specifically for this kind of ensemble. You will have the opportunity to hear works by Mendelssohn, Ponchielli, Dvořák, some Klezmer and more.

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Ontario Bill 139 and OMB Changes

The Ontario Legislature's Standing Committee on Social Policy is accepting written submissions regarding "Bill 139, An Act to enact the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 and the Local Planning Appeal Support Act, 2017 and to amend the Planning Act, the Conservation Authorities Act and various other Acts".

Bill 139 will change the planning appeal system in Ontario. The Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") would be replaced by a new Local Planning Appeal tribunal. Among the proposed changes, a Local Planning Appeal Support Centre would be created to provide free planning advice and legal representation in certain cases.

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Planning Primer II: Development Review and Implementation

The Planning, Infrastructure, and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.  The program is a series of free, half-day courses. 

You can register for the Planning Primer II: Development Review and Implementation course until October 19, 2017. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.

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Help Boost Donations

As one of twenty three longtime member churches of the Centretown Churches Social Action Committee, Southminster United Church provides ongoing donations of food and money to the Centretown Emergency Food Centre.

If you attend the Wednesday noon concerts at Southminster, please bring along an item of food to place in the collection boxes for the Food Centre. Each month some 900 individuals, including many families with children, benefit from a 3-day supply of food from the Centre. The volunteers who staff the Food Centre would suggest any item on the following list: canned tuna, salmon, meat and stews, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned beans, cereals, dry pasta, pasta sauce, or Kraft dinner.

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Caelis Academy Ensemble: Introducing Ottawa’s Newest Concert Choir

In Mediaeval Europe, churches and monasteries were centres of learning and creativity, and many of these institutions went to great efforts to ensure that young people of the surrounding communities had access to masterworks of literature and music. Thus, their imaginations might be piqued, and their knowledge of their cultural heritage might be increased and enhanced. This tradition of academic and cultural excellence so offered has survived many centuries of upheaval and dramatic change, and so it is that in many places in the world today, great symbols of western art and culture are seen as a necessary and vibrant part of a child’s education and experience. For surely it is through the knowledge of the past that an awareness of the present is obtained, and with it, a pathway to the future becomes just a little clearer.

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Be Safe, Be Seen Initiative

Ottawa Fire Services and Safer Roads Ottawa want to ensure that you’re seen while walking, biking, running, or partaking in other activities as a pedestrian at night. We encourage residents to “Be Safe and Be Seen” by everyone on the road simply by stopping at your local fire station where you’ll find free reflective armbands and lights. Any residents can pick-up free bike lights, pedestrian lights, and reflective arm bands until November 8, 2017.

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Business Beat: Awards, an Unexpected Liquor Licence, and More

Stella Luna Gelato Café Strikes Again

This news will come as a surprise to absolutely no one: Stella Luna won another award for their amazing gelato. At the Gelato World Tour Grand Finale in Rimini, Italy, Tammy Giulliani and her team were one of only 36 finalists to compete at the global finals (out of 1800 contestants). At the summer event, her “Rich Chocolate with Bourbon, Truffle Swirl, and Maple Candied Pecan” gelato won both Best Gelato in Canada and the Journalists’ Choice Award. Congratulations to Tammy, her team and everyone at Stella Luna!

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