Old Ottawa South Community Association

Hopewell Band Showcase: Wed. Feb. 22, 2017

Last modified on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 08:20

The talented students of Hopewell Elementary School share their music on February 22, 2017 at Southminster Church, featuring the Junior and Senior Concert Band & the Hopewell Jazz Band, with Marya Woyiwada, director. Freewill offerings for this noontime concert are accepted to help ensure the continuation of this great concert series.


A Friendly Octopus

Last modified on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:27

This editorial, originally published in the April 1976 OSCAR, upholds the importance of getting involved in our community.

The Ottawa South Community Association is a human force. Community is a slippery concept, but it can be taken as those things its members hold in common. It represents not only our geographical area, but also our institutions and our view of ourselves as human, social beings.

For many of us, Ottawa South is only one part of busy lives occupied with jobs, family, friends, and hobbies. Yet, it is a very important part of our lives—it is home, and a foundation upon which to build a fulfilling way of living.


Pitching Your Artistry

Last modified on Saturday, 11 February 2017 12:51

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get booked to perform at music festivals or at any artistic event? Bob Nesbitt, Founder and Producer of The Ottawa Grassroots Festival, will conduct a workshop specially designed to help participants build their confidence to approach Artistic Directors. Southminster United Church at 15 Aylmer Avenue near Bank Street provides the setting for this Sunday afternoon event, which will take place on March 19, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Moose Relinquish Cup to Dominant Hosers

Last modified on Friday, 24 February 2017 08:49

Climate change may ruin best laid plans with floods, fires, and hurricanes. But it couldn’t stop the 10th Annual Capital Ward Cup from going ahead January 28, 2017 at Windsor Park.

Despite above zero temperatures that had closed the canal and many outdoor rinks across Ottawa, the four teams that compete each year for the Cup were undeterred, scraping off the ice with shovels and intent to do battle.


Celebrating Our Prime Ministers

Last modified on Friday, 13 January 2017 22:07

As a sesquicentennial project, OSCA's sister organization - the Old Ottawa East Community Association - will be holding monthly informal gatherings to celebrate some of Canada's 23 prime ministers. Old Ottawa East can lay claim to being the home of at least one prime minister: Jean Chrétien resided on Bower Avenue in the years before he became PM.  Sandy Hill  has had lots of first ministers, but what about Old Ottawa South?


Celebrating Trinity's Anniversary!

Last modified on Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:57

Trinity Anglican jcdOn Sunday, January 15, 2017, Trinity Anglican Church is celebrating an anniversary and you're invited!

From the church announcement: Be part of the celebration of the “birth” of Trinity on January 15, 1876 (yes, we are that old). Elements of the 10 o’clock service will recognize this significant anniversary, and at the social time afterwards, there will be cake, and a display of a few memorabilia. Please invite family, friends, neighbours, and especially former parishioners.


Karaoke Night at Patty's Pub

Last modified on Thursday, 26 January 2017 22:22

karaokeDo you often feel those New Year’s doldrums in January? Nothing exciting after the parties are over, the resolutions are getting you down, and the weather is seeping into your bones? OSCA recommends karaoke!

On Thursday, January 26th, OSCA will be hosting a karaoke event at Patty’s Pub, located at 1186 Bank Street.


Fall 2016 Program Survey

Last modified on Monday, 20 March 2017 22:29

We'd like to get feedback on your experience with OSCA programs from the Fall 2016 session.


OSCA's Winter Wonderland Family Dance: Sat. Jan. 21, 2017

Last modified on Saturday, 21 January 2017 20:07

Back by popular demand, OSCA will be hosting a Family Dance on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm. The cost is $15 per family (up to five members) and $3 for each additional member. DJ Derek "Spanky" Woolverton will be spinning tunes to getting you and your family boogieing. It's a great way to kick off Canada's 150th with us. Hope to see you there! Tickets are available online or in person at the Firehall.


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