Old Ottawa South Community Association

2nd Annual Brewer Park Spring Cleanup

brewer park clean upSaturday, May 9, 2015 9-11am

A group of us will be meeting at the picnic tables near the Brewer Park Community Garden, across from the Brewer Arena, on Brewer Way (May 9th at 9:00am). Gloves, garbage bags, Bridgehead coffee/ tea, a snack, and some clean-up instruction will be provided. See you out there! 


Windsor Pups 18th Annual Windsor Park Cleanup

windsor pupCome be part of the larger community event‏ — join our community spring clean-up as we all want to look our best...

We meet this Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 9am at the play structures.

Bring your bags, rake, gloves, coffee mug and gusto! Join us for a cup of coffee & treats to clean our park, clean up the riverbank, trim damaged trees, clear undergrowth, and to fix up the play area.


Official Notice Of The OSCA Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Michael Jenkin Hall, The Old Firehall, 260 Sunnyside Avenue

OSCA will hold its Annual General meeting the evening of Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Firehall. This is an opportunity for you to turn out and hear what is going on in your community, and elect the new OSCA Board members for 2015/16. A wine and cheese reception will be held after the meeting to provide an opportunity for you to meet your neighbours and Board members.


Join the Conversation with Jim Merkel, Author of "Radical Simplicity"

Jim Merkel Event 350orgIf you, like me, live in Old Ottawa South, it is very likely that you are among the fortunate, small percentage of people in the world who live a life of abundance. The Global Footprint Network reports that in 2014, humanity consumed in just 8 months what the earth produces in a full year. Degrowth offers a potent change in thinking capable of realistically protecting climates, forests, indigenous peoples while lessening social stresses of overwork, poverty and conflict.

If you agree and have pondered the question "what is my fair share?" Or wondered whether a simpler life is possible, than join us this Saturday at the highly anticipated presentation and workshop with author and founder of Green Living Project, Jim Merkel.


Perennial Sale & Yard Clean-Up at Hopewell School

perennial sale and yard clean upHopewell Yard Clean-Up

Bring your gardening gloves, broom, shovel, rake, or wheel-barrow and join in the fun as we perk up the Hopwell yards for spring on the morning of Saturday, May 9, 2015 9-11:30am. Refreshments will be available.

Perennial Sale

Split your ovegrown perennials and bring them to the school parking garage on Friday, May 8, 2015 6-8pm to donate to our plant sale table on Saturday 9:30am-11:30am. All proceeds from the plant sale go towards the yard campaign.


Should a Massive Infill Development Be Built Next Door?

Now is the time to express your concerns!

house IMG 0862 acuylitsPublic Information Session: Tues. May 5th 6:30pm at the Firehall

If you look at the new houses on our streets, there are ones that fit in and ones that stand out because their massiveness dwarfs the surrounding houses. But these houses often meet the current zoning by-laws (ZBL).

Many residents have spoken out about this, objecting to the height, rear-yard setbacks, mass, invasion of privacy, and diminished sunlight. Residents have presented their objections at the Committee of Adjustment and at the Ontario Municipal Board. Some residents have even hired expensive professional expertise to guide them or represent their case.

Despite all these objections, uncharacteristic developments were, and are, still allowed.


Ottawa Stuff: High School Student Film Festival

ottawa stuffGlebe Collegiate Institute — May 7, 2015 7pm

This high school run event showcases short films made by students for students including a variety of films from the entire city.

The show will feature a live performance by Karl Wolf. Honorary Guest Jim Watson will be attending this event. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at www.ottawa-stuff.ca. All money raised will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.


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