Old Ottawa South Community Association

Help Boost Donations

As one of twenty three longtime member churches of the Centretown Churches Social Action Committee, Southminster United Church provides ongoing donations of food and money to the Centretown Emergency Food Centre.

If you attend the Wednesday noon concerts at Southminster, please bring along an item of food to place in the collection boxes for the Food Centre. Each month some 900 individuals, including many families with children, benefit from a 3-day supply of food from the Centre. The volunteers who staff the Food Centre would suggest any item on the following list: canned tuna, salmon, meat and stews, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned beans, cereals, dry pasta, pasta sauce, or Kraft dinner.

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Caelis Academy Ensemble: Introducing Ottawa’s Newest Concert Choir

In Mediaeval Europe, churches and monasteries were centres of learning and creativity, and many of these institutions went to great efforts to ensure that young people of the surrounding communities had access to masterworks of literature and music. Thus, their imaginations might be piqued, and their knowledge of their cultural heritage might be increased and enhanced. This tradition of academic and cultural excellence so offered has survived many centuries of upheaval and dramatic change, and so it is that in many places in the world today, great symbols of western art and culture are seen as a necessary and vibrant part of a child’s education and experience. For surely it is through the knowledge of the past that an awareness of the present is obtained, and with it, a pathway to the future becomes just a little clearer.

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Be Safe, Be Seen Initiative

Ottawa Fire Services and Safer Roads Ottawa want to ensure that you’re seen while walking, biking, running, or partaking in other activities as a pedestrian at night. We encourage residents to “Be Safe and Be Seen” by everyone on the road simply by stopping at your local fire station where you’ll find free reflective armbands and lights. Any residents can pick-up free bike lights, pedestrian lights, and reflective arm bands until November 8, 2017.

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Business Beat: Awards, an Unexpected Liquor Licence, and More

Stella Luna Gelato Café Strikes Again

This news will come as a surprise to absolutely no one: Stella Luna won another award for their amazing gelato. At the Gelato World Tour Grand Finale in Rimini, Italy, Tammy Giulliani and her team were one of only 36 finalists to compete at the global finals (out of 1800 contestants). At the summer event, her “Rich Chocolate with Bourbon, Truffle Swirl, and Maple Candied Pecan” gelato won both Best Gelato in Canada and the Journalists’ Choice Award. Congratulations to Tammy, her team and everyone at Stella Luna!

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Aaron's Butterfly Run: Sat. Oct. 14, 2017

Aaron's Butterfly Run: Sat. Oct. 14, 2017

Spread the word about Pregnancy and Infant Loss resources in Ottawa and Gatineau

For many women, the excitement over a positive pregnancy test doesn’t lead to that picture perfect moment of mom and baby cuddling and, in fact, an estimated one in four women will experience miscarriage or pregnancy loss in her lifetime.

“Most people know someone who has lost a baby, but they never hear that story until they have a miscarriage or a stillbirth themselves. So when it happens to you, you are completely unprepared for the possibility,” says bereaved parent Margaret Sambol. “I felt alone and I had no idea where to even look for resources or support.”

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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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Bank Street Roundup

There is a lot happening on Bank Street, and rather than focusing on one or two specific businesses in Old Ottawa South, this month’s Business Beat will highlight some of the changes that have occurred this summer.

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Helene Lacelle setting up a new show of ‘Marvelous Realism’ in Life of Pie.

‘Art Never Sleeps’ A New Art Show at Life of Pie

Like rust, real passionate art never sleeps. One lives it always in every moment of the artist’s existence.

Living with cancer and after four major operations I have slowed down. Everything now takes me much longer to accomplish than before the illness. Despite that, creative work allows my life to have exceptional meaning. That meaning has given Helene Lacelle and I a very special 32 years that we’ve been together, immersed in the beauty of creative art that represents our life, our country, our community.

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