Old Ottawa South Community Association

Hospice Care Ottawa to Host Ian Bos as He Makes His Way Across Canada

hospice care ottawa logoMeet Ian Bos of Ian's Walk for End-of-Life Care 

On May 21, 2015, Ian Bos set out on his cross Canada journey raising funds and awareness for hospice palliative care within Canada. After losing his father to cancer, Ian commended the efforts of the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society in preparing both his father and family for the challenging chapter of end-of-life. Ian started his cross Canada journey in Nova Scotia, and will continue to pass through towns small and large across Canada until he reaches his final destination of Victoria, British Columbia. In his 24 week journey, Ian looks to raise $25,000 and most importantly raise awareness to hospice palliative care. Ian hopes that this increased awareness will educate Canadians on the topic so that families like his would be able to share the positive experience of hospice end-of-life care.


Public Input: Booking of Arenas and Sports Fields

Residents of Ottawa are invited to an open house on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the City’s facility allocation policy in relation to the use of arenas, sports fields, and ball diamonds.


Commemorative Naming: Percy Taverner Park

On June 18, 2015, the City of Ottawa Community and Protective Services Committee will consider the recommendation to name the new park at 130 Woodbine Place “Percy Taverner Park”.

Some details from the report on the naming process follows, including a summary of the proposal, submitted by Ted Sypniewski and Fenja Brodo, provided below:

Percy A. Taverner (1875-1947) was a distinguished and internationally honoured biologist, a pillar of the Ottawa naturalist community and in 1911, he became the first ornithologist for the Natural History branch of the National Museum of Canada (now the Canadian Museum of Nature). He was President of the Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club in the 1930s and was substantially responsible for the survival of this organization and its journal, The Canadian Field-Naturalist, which he founded.


Windsor Park Art Show

art show 2015 brenda small Artists and art lovers braved the cool weather on May 31st to attend the OSCA Windsor Park Art Show 2015.

Thank you to Tracy Arnett for sponsoring our musical talents, featuring the Hopewell Band, Darcy and Dinos, and local songwriter/musician John Allaire. Thank you to David Chernushenko for supplying the stage. Thank you to the many participants and we hope to see you next year, hopefully with sunnier skies!


Calling All OOS Artists and Artisans: Deadline to Register July 20, 2015

Studio Tour 2015OSCA is excited to announce its second annual Old Ottawa South Studio Tour and is proud to announce its official sponsor, Stella Luna Gelato Café.

To be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015  from 11am to 5pm, this is a wonderful opportunity for local artists and artisans to show off their creations, their workspace and to discuss their process with attendees.

Registration information can be found in the Program Guide or online via e-reg at www.oldottawasouth.ca. Registration ends July 20, 2015.


OSCA Windsor Park Art Show 2015

windsor park art show 2015The OSCA Windsor Park Art Show will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Windsor Park from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Featuring live music and over 30 artists and artisans it is a great opportunity for new and established artists to display their art and to meet fellow artists.

There are limited spaces available; please visit www.oldottawasouth.ca for more information on registration requirements or call 613-247-4946. Registration closes on April 30th. A complete list of artists and artisans up will be available online and on Facebook after May 15th.


Doors Open Ottawa: June 6 & 7, 2015

Sites all over the City of Ottawa will open their doors to the public in this free two-day event. Doors Open offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of Ottawa's most significant buildings – learn about the history, architecture, and uses of these significant local spaces.

RCPS DoorsOpen2010 There are a few spots of interest to choose from in Old Ottawa South such as:


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