Old Ottawa South Community Association

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Spring Seedling Sale at Brewer Park Community Garden

Brewer Park Community Garden will be hosting a seedling sale on the May long weekend! Please stop by the garden (located in Brewer Park across from the arena) to buy some seedlings and say hello! We will have tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers (hot and sweet), leeks, and basil for sale at very reasonable prices. All proceeds will go towards the maintenance of our amazing biodome structure, which allows us to extend the growing season into the spring and fall. 

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National Volunteer Week 2018

Green Dreamers were invited to the Ottawa Public Library at Sunnyside to help celebrate National Volunteer Week (April 15-21, 2018).

"We (the Ottawa Public Library) appreciate the effort and time you dedicate to the gardens at Sunnyside and would love to take this opportunity to formally thank you," wrote Kelly Sirett in an invitation to Christine & Mike Bradley, Green Dreamer Captains of the garden beds at the Sunnyside Branch.

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Windsor Park Spring Cleanup

Windsor Park Spring Cleanup

It started as a crappy morning.  Rain (possible thundershowers) and 7° C; what to do? What to do?  Well, it seemed that Brian had picked up the coffee & Timbits, so there was no turning back. After a rather soggy start, we had 25+ brave souls turn up to what turned out to be a fantastic social gaggle and park cleanup.

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Hike for Hospice: Sat. May 5, 2018

Hike for Hospice: Sat. May 5, 2018

Hospice Care Ottawa is hosting their annual fundraiser Hike for Hospice Care Ottawa at the Carleton University Field House on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., opening ceremonies begin at 9:40 a.m., and the hike begins at 10:00 a.m.  There will be many activities before, during, and after the hike including music, refreshments, and the popular Kids’ Zone.

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Green Dreamers: Welcome to our Fifth Season!

Green Dreamers: Welcome to our Fifth Season!

Yes, we’re back! So, if you see us in the neighbourhood wave, stop for a chat, share some of your gardening insights and suggestions. We are always delighted to see and hear from you. It’s why we garden in Old Ottawa South's public spaces; aside, that is, from the intrinsic rewards of gardening itself.

Spring 2018 begins our fifth season tending public beds along Bank Street and Sunnyside Avenue. And with the passing of winter we are preparing to rethink and “rejig” how we work as volunteer gardeners. So, if you have an opinion or some ideas about how we might do things differently, we’d like to hear from you.

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Annual Garden Supply Sale Fundraiser

Annual Garden Supply Sale Fundraiser

Think spring! The 17th Ottawa Southminster Scout Group's Annual Garden Supply Sale is now on. Boys and girls of all ages from our community participate in Scouting, supported by many adult volunteers. By ordering from us you make it possible to deliver challenging youth programs and to go on adventures!

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If You Build It They Will Come

If You Build It They Will Come

The Windsor ice rink is a central feature of Windsor Park from December to March. It’s a special privilege that we have in Old Ottawa South, and is used by hockey players and skaters from across the city.

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Ali, Emad, and Ghassan reunited with their mother, Sawsan, and sister, Sara.

Three Brothers and a Baby! OSCRS Unites Families

Members of the Ottawa South Committee for Refugee Sponsorship (OSCRS) hosted a welcome party for brothers: Ali, Emad, and Ghassan on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Joining them was their mother, Sawsan, and sister Sara. Sawsan beams, recollecting how much it means to have her three sons by her side. Based on her looks of pure joy, it’s easy to see how delighted she is to be with her sons again.

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Next Bridge-to-Bridge Project Planting: October 7, 2017

It’s the job of all of us to promote peace, beauty, and to leave the world better than we found it.

That is the ideal of the Bridge-to-Bridge Project. The idea is to grow a forest that can protect our community from the smog and sounds of the traffic on the six-lane monstrosity that has become Bronson Avenue. 

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