Old Ottawa South Community Association

Ottawa Indie Fest: Sat. June 3, 2017

Last modified on Thursday, 25 May 2017 07:03

A day-long celebration of Canadian Independent Film!

Ottawa Indie Fest is pleased to announce its inaugural screenings of Canadian independent films on Saturday June 3, 2017 at beautifully renovated La Nouvelle Scene Theatre in the heart of Ottawa's art district.

Founded by Old Ottawa South resident and filmmaker Ed Kucerak (Kublacom Pictures) and Ottawa filmmakers Jith Paul (Treepot Media) and Blair Campbell (4 Sight Media), the film festival program this year consists of four feature-length films and six shorts, all Ottawa premieres.

Highlights include:

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Overwhelming Turnout to Public Consultation on Brewer Park’s Future

Overwhelming Turnout to Public Consultation on Brewer Park’s Future

Last modified on Sunday, 21 May 2017 12:35

Originally published in the May 2017 OSCAR.

The first public consultation on Brewer Park’s renewal, which took place on March 23, 2017, demonstrated that the community truly cares about the park’s future. An overwhelming number of local residents turned out to the meeting, all eager to provide their feedback and input.

The meeting was an initial step that marked the start of a multi-year process of listening, planning, seeking funding and then implementing the re-development of the park.

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City Noise By-law Under Review

Last modified on Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

The City of Ottawa Community and Protective Services Committee will examine the Noise By-law at its meeting Thursday, May 18, 2017. There are no proposed changes to the existing process for special event exemptions. The aim is to reduce noise through: the enforcement of bass noise and vibration; a reduction in the construction noise exemption level; improved enforcement of commercial deliveries and waste collection; and a reduction in the permitted duration of car alarms from 20 minutes to 5.

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Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo

Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo

Last modified on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:09

On Sunday June 11, 2017 residents from Old Ottawa South, the Glebe, Old Ottawa East, and Heron Park will cycle along familiar neighbourhood streets and pathways heading for Windsor Park and our very first Capital Spokes Bike Rodeo.  

Depending on where cyclists live, your routes will take you along streets like Percy, Glebe Avenue, O’Connor, Bank, Echo Drive, Avenue Road, Main Street, Brookfield, Clementine, Aylmer Avenue & Colonel By Drive.  Click here for route maps.

Maps are identified by neighbourhood, select the one outlining your community route, take note of the starting point.  Rallies begin at 9:00 a.m. and run from 2.48 – 5.12 km in length, arriving at Windsor Park around 10:00 a.m. Come join the fun: celebrate the end of the school year, the beginning of summer, the seasons of cycling! Everyone is welcome.  

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Development Watch Southminster

Last modified on Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

Would you like a six-storey condominium on your residential street? We don’t.

We are a group of concerned residents of Old Ottawa South who have recently formed Development Watch Southminster (DWS).

Enlist with our new community group and help us ensure the re-development project at Southminster United Church respects the current bylaws and zoning rules and their intent. We feel that if we sit back and do nothing Old Ottawa South residents may be seen by developers as ‘pushovers’. This is a big upscale project with big implications for our neighbourhood.

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Spring Cleaning

Last modified on Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

The Great Glebe Garage Sale takes place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 and the Glebe Community Association has published a list of organizations that are collecting items for this fundraising event in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. If you're doing some spring cleaning, consider donating your unwanted items to one of the following groups.

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Sound poet Paul Dutton, April 2017.

Climb a Tree with a Black Squirrel

Last modified on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:01

Originally published in the May 2017 OSCAR.

And see what nuts you can crack! At Black Squirrel Books and Café, on the second and fourth Tuesday each month, the Tree Reading Series presents outstanding poets from Old Ottawa South and beyond, such as Ottawa’s own Sandra Ridley, whose book Silvija is one of three nominated for the prestigious Griffin Prize. On April 11, 2017, she gave listeners a privileged sample of her new, very moving, manuscript. Says past director Colin Morton, “We try to have a mix of local and national poets, and often put an up-and-comer with a veteran, to cover poetry in all its contemporary forms.” Notably, the other 2017 Canadian nominees are also Tree readers: Jordan Abel in 2014, and Hoa Nguyen coming up June 27, 2017.

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Life Cycle Bike Fundraiser

Last modified on Monday, 08 May 2017 18:24

The May Court Club of Ottawa is pleased to announce we are receiving registrations for our first fund-raising bike ride – Life Cycle on June 3, 2017.   Join other cyclists for a 50 km ride to raise money for the May Court’s many programs serving the community which includes housing and supporting the Hospice at May Court, scholarships masters students as nurse practitioners and in information technology, nutrition programs at Community Houses, the library at the Civic Hospital to name a few.

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