Old Ottawa South Community Association

An Invitation to Explore Truth & Reconciliation

An Invitation to Explore Truth & Reconciliation

On Sunday, September 30, 2018 the new mural at Trinity Anglican Church was officially launched. Creative designer and artist Mique Michel and one of the many young artists who helped paint “Telling the Truth”, Marcus Kisa were on hand to celebrate and to describe a little of “what it takes” to pull together an art project of this size.

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Justin Holness with traditional indigenous dancers.

Moving Forward (with Telling the Truth)

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Trinity Anglican Church launched its new Bank Street mural—Telling the Truth: A shared journey toward Reconciliation Healing and Hope.

Sunday’s celebrations began with a traditional indigenous welcome song at Trinity’s weekly 10 o’clock service. Reverend Arran Thorpe presided and mid-way through the service introduced Justin Holness, rap singer and founder of TR1BE Academy. Together with guest indigenous dancers, Justin Holness performed “Woke”, a rhythmic rap song that was both stirring and hopeful in its lean but dramatic presentation.

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Trinity Church Mural Launch

Trinity Church Mural Launch

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Trinity Anglican Church will launch its new Bank Street mural—Telling the Truth: A shared journey toward Reconciliation Healing and Hope.

The mural launch will begin with a church service at 10:00 a.m. Guest presenter will be Justin Holness from TR1BE Academy. There will be guest dancers as well as Elder Barbara Hill who will welcome the community to unceded Algonquin lands.

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Rideau Canal Crossing Public Art Project

Rideau Canal Crossing Public Art Project

Public Art Online Consultation

Four artists have been shortlisted to participate in a mentorship opportunity to design, fabricate and install an artist-designed public bench. Two artists will be selected to design benches that will be installed on the western side of the Rideau Canal, between the Rideau Canal and the re-landscaped wetland area.  One bench will be commissioned specifically to an Algonquin artist. 

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ART! At Brewer Park: Our Annual Art Show Revamped!

ART! At Brewer Park: Our Annual Art Show Revamped!

The energy, the atmosphere, the live music – Oh My! In continuation to celebrate our big 4-0 at OSCA we wanted to up the ante with our annual art show. To make it a little bit bigger and concentrate on artists across our lovely city of Ottawa. If you joined us on June 17th, you would have seen 16 artist/creator vendors selling all different types of creations from hand-made jewelry to sand timers to glass creations to beautiful alcoholic base canvas art, to so much more! We even had a few Canterbury High School visual arts students selling their creations next to our food vendors: Yummy Cookies, Bombay Gardens Indian Food, and The Hot Potato Company.

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ART @ Brewer Park, June 17 2018

ART @ Brewer Park, June 17 2018

The Summer weather is finally here! We are so excited to bring to you another free family friendly event for you to soak up the sun, enjoy some live music, eat some delicious food while you shop around buying local art and creations from Ottawa vendors.

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Helene Lacelle with new works.

Spring Has Sprung: A New Life of Pie Art Show

Ottawa winter’s can be much too long and this one is no exception, so Helene Lacelle and Peter Evanchuck made images from summer’s languid, colourful days as a reminded to all that this beauty will return sooner than later – “Spring has Sprung.”

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Upcoming CUAG exhibition: Fierce Passengers

Participate in the exhibition Fierce Passengers by artist Linda Sormin at Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG)

A call to the Carleton community: You are invited to lend an object to the exhibition that conveys your experiences of change, transition, migration, or immigration: it could be something you’ve held onto throughout these experiences, or something that reminds you of your experiences of home or transition.

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Summer Camp Guide Cover Competition details

We want campers to design the cover of our 2018 Summer Camp Guide!

Contest Rules and Information:

1. Contestants must be under 14 years of age

2. Designs must be original

3. Submissions can be a photo, drawing, painting, or a computer-designed picture

4. Parents/guardians must submit the entries

4. If the submission is a drawing or painting, please either send it to the Firehall or drop it off at 260 Sunnyside Ave.

5. If the submission can be sent electronically please email it to sarahc [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca.

6. Don't forget to include the following with your submission:

  • Contestant's name
  • Age
  • Phone number
  • Parent/guardian name

7. Artwork will be featured in the camp guide, which is both printed and published online in early January.

 

*For parents and guardians, please note that by submitting artwork, you agree to let OSCA publish your children's artwork in the 2018 Summer Camp Guide.

*The winner's artwork will be featured on the front cover of our 2018 Summer Camp Guide and will receive 25% off a camp of their choice and a $25 gift card to Cineplex Theatres!

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