Old Ottawa South Community Association

Southminster Redevelopment: Community Meeting and Comment Session

Councillor Chernushenko will host an information session on the plan to redevelop the Southminster United Church property. The proposal is to retain the existing church building and renovate the basement to house community uses. Memorial Hall would be demolished and replaced with four three-storey townhouses and a 14-unit, six-storey apartment building. 

Date & Time: Monday, 11 September 2017, 7:00 -  8:30 p.m.

Location: Southminster United Church (Lower Hall), 15 Aylmer Avenue


Capital Vélo Fest Bicycle Rally: Sat. Sept. 16, 2017

Join Capital Vélo Fest on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in a public bike rally starting & ending at the Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club. It is a fundraiser for the Canada Africa Partnership Network to raise funds to provide homeless teenage women in Uganda with safe shelter, education, and job skills.  The rally guides participants on a bike ride along lesser known cycling trails and routes in the region in search of answers to quirky questions and identifying local artifacts of interest.  It is a fun and healthy way to spend a few hours on your bike with family, friends, and colleagues in a unique adventure in the Capital!

Community Paddle in Celebration of Canada 150

Community Paddle in Celebration of Canada 150

On the morning of September 9, 2017, members of the Old Ottawa East community will be dipping their paddles into the water to celebrate community spirit and honour Canada’s 150th Birthday. We will be paddling around Rideau Island, which is the land surrounded by the Rideau River on the east, the Ottawa River on the north, and the Canal on the east. Rideau Island includes the Byward Market, Sandy Hill, Old Ottawa East, Old Ottawa South, and Carleton University.

You are invited to join and explore the waterways that surround our communities. The plan is to have each community launch their boats in their neighbourhood so that we have several flotillas making their way along the route. 

Bank Street at Belmont Avenue.

New on the Street: Sri Chinmoy Statue

The corner of Bank & Belmont looks a little different now with the addition of a statue of Sri Chinmoy surrounded by some flowers and benches. CBC News recently brought attention to the statue and the Bank Street site where a local group operated a natural food store and restaurant in the 1970's.


Contemplative Walks At Southminster United

Good For Your Heart, Good For Your Health

Southminster United Church is constantly searching for ways to serve the community and help people incorporate spirituality into their lives in practical and meaningful ways. Throughout time, walking has played a role in the devotional life of people, including prayers and mantra practice while walking, and pilgrimages to sacred sites, to name a few. For some of us, it’s just easier to focus our spirituality when we are moving.


Changing the 3-Hour Parking Rule

The City of Ottawa is reviewing the general unsigned on-street parking regulation that permits parking for a maximum of 3 consecutive hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., within city limits, on weekends and statutory holidays, and looking for feedback on changes to this restriction.  You can provide your feedback via this brief survey.


Learning in Retirement Fall 2017 Sessions

This is an opportunity to learn for personal satisfaction while joining a community of life-long learners who enjoy reading, listening, and discussing topics of common interest. There are no prerequisites, no exams, and no grades. Registration for the upcoming fall 2017 sessions begins at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.


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