Old Ottawa South Community Association

Job Opportunity: Windsor Rink Attendant

The rink attendant is responsible for creating a positive atmosphere for all participants at the Windsor Park rink. Through monitoring the rinks while in operation, attending to any first-aid issues that may arise, clearing the ice surface, and enforcing the rules of the rink, the rink attendant creates an engaging and fulfilling experience for recreation and facility participants. We are looking for fun, well organized and skilled individuals who enjoy skating and are able to work both independently and as part of a team. 

See the job description attached. If you meet the requirements listed in the description we would love to hear from you! 

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Learning in Retirement - Winter 2018

The Learning in Retirement program at Carleton University is pleased to announce the upcoming session scheduled for winter of 2018. This session will feature twelve unique and exciting lecture series, two writing workshops, and six language workshops.

Registration for the Winter 2018 Session will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

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Al Williams gets his wings from Air Commodore Dave Harding, 14 August 1942.

Remembrance Day Feature: My D-Day

Al Williams grew up in Old Ottawa South until he left to join the RCAF during the war. He still has a connection here in activities at the Firehall. His OOS story can be found in the online OSCAR archives for April 2017.

We had heard rumours that a second front was in preparation and the Battle of Normandy was going to begin sometime soon. That was in February 1944; we didn’t know what our role would be, but we had some months to prepare for it. I had been flying Ansons and Hudsons and we all had to be switched over to DC-3’s, that is “Dakotas” (or “Daks”).

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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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Starbucks, Bank & Hopewell.

Work in Progress: Local Coffee Shops

When we moved to Ottawa, I left my job in marketing research to become a full time caregiver to our children, and I have been in that role ever since. But with the kids now being older and more independent, I have started taking on some freelance projects. And as these things tend to go, things went from 0 to 60 really fast and I almost had to skip this month’s Business Beat. But while I was working away on my first report, I realized it gave me the perfect topic to write about: work/study/meeting spots in Old Ottawa South.

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Pumpkin Alley 2017!

Come out and join the fun — 500 pumpkins to be carved! And, of course, drop by Percy Taverner Park and Woodbine Place between Carlyle and Seneca Avenue on Halloween night for this Old Ottawa South extravaganza! 

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Canada 150 Awards

In recognition of Canada 150, a limited number of commemorative pins containing copper from the West block of Parliament Hill, from 1916-1996, are being awarded to Canadians across the country who embody the Canada 150 themes of diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, youth, and the environment.  

The deadline to nominate is October 31, 2017.

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