This December 7 and 8, Rideau Chorale, directed by Roland Graham, will present George Frideric Handel’s splendid oratorio Messiah, HWV 56, with a 20-piece orchestra and four superb young Canadian soloists, under the guest direction of Maestro Matthew Larkin, at Southminster United Church.
The multi-use pathway along the eastern edge of the Rideau Canal will be closed between Herridge Street and Clegg Street from November 29, 2017 to Fall 2018. Pedestrians and cyclists should use the new signalized crossing at Herridge to cross Colonel By Drive north of the construction area and the new signalized intersection at Clegg Street south of the construction.
Information for local residents and businesses
Festival week (Nov. 22 to 26, 2017)
FOOD DRIVE FOR EMPATHY HOUSE 40th Anniversary-Local Old Ottawa South women’s treatment center, Empathy House, will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2018! You can help make this a special holiday time of year by donating food bank items to support the women at Empathy House. Read on to find out more about what donations Empathy House is hoping for this Holiday season.
The City of Ottawa planning report regarding the proposal for 1040 Bank Street, that is, the Southminster Church property, is now available. The conclusion from the report:
The Planning, Infrastructure, and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of free, half-day courses.
You can register for the Planning Primer Heritage Elective course until November 17, 2017. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.
On Friday November 24, 2017 residents of Old Ottawa South will for the first time get to hear in their home area one of Ottawa’s top choral groups, the Stairwell Carollers, as they present a special 40th anniversary concert at Southminster United Church.
This is a benefit concert for the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization, OCISO, and its work with refugees and immigrants here in Ottawa. It is also a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Stairwell Carollers in 2017-18, as well as OCISO’s own 40th anniversary coming up in 2018. OCISO is thrilled that CBC Ottawa’s Adrian Harewood has agreed to be the MC for this double anniversary concert.
Save the Date: Tues. Nov. 28, 2017
The Southminster Redevelopment Proposal will be heard and voted on by the City of Ottawa's Planning Committee on November 28th, 2017. The meeting will take place at City Hall, 110 Laurier West starting at 9:30 a.m. The meeting room and order of the agenda are to be announced. Watch the City's e-agenda for details.