Old Ottawa South Community Association

Fitness Workshop: Release & Rejuvenate Tight Muscles and Soft Tissue in Your Body

Using the wisdom of the East and the science of the West, we will focus on lengthening and releasing tension and tightness from connective tissue, muscles, tendons and fascia. This special 6 week session will use rollers (myofascial release) long held opening positions (similar to that in Yin Yoga), a resist/relax stretch technique (PNF), and the breath and the mind to help focus on the lengthening and releasing.

Perfect for any athlete or person of any age looking to lengthen out and release tension in the body. “…enriching life through mindful movement” Presented by long time Firehall Yoga and Pilates Instructor Lori Meyers bodyvida.wordpress.com.

Thursday, 8:00pm – 9:00pm            October 25 – November 29   $75

Registration now underway.


How the Weekly Between-the-Bridges Newsletter Reflects the OSCA Website

Readers have asked where an article they saw in the News Between the Bridges newsletter can be found later on the Old Ottawa South website. Here's a brief description of how the newsletter relates to the website, which can help you find articles later.

The newsletter is essentially a "snapshot" of recent articles from the website at the time the newsletter is created, excluding older items and events that have already occurred. It is simply organized and presented in a different way, and doesn't always include the whole content of an article but rather a link to the full text of the article. Plus a list of upcoming events in the next two weeks.


An Amazing Community: Ottawa Citizen Letter

On Saturday, September 29, 2012, the Ottawa Citizen published the following by the owner of 128 Hopewell Avenue, one of the two houses destroyed by fire on July 15th, 2012.

It is a difficult thing to put a positive spin on a tragedy.

Yet that's what the community of Old Ottawa South has done in the case of the devastating house fires in July on Hopewell Avenue. My daughter and I are enormously grateful for the support of the Old Ottawa South Community Association, Stella Luna Cafe, Carleton University, The Canadian Press, the Ottawa Farmers Market, the Clothes Secret, and all of our neighbours and friends.

We are amazed by their generosity and the skill of Ottawa firefighters who stopped the spread of the blaze. We are lucky people and we can't wait to rebuild our home.

Beth Gorham, Ottawa

Click here to see photos of the firefighters "Hopewell's Heroes" in our Photo Gallery.

Click here to see photos of the Hopewell Fire Fundraising Street Party.


OSCA Fall Fest Sun. Sept. 30, 2012 in Windsor Park

Fall Fest Crowd 285Join OSCA in our annual celebration of the fall season. Featuring live music by Spencer Scharf & Giant Bouncy Castle courtesy of Tracy Arnett Real Estate.

 Enter our contests:

  • Best Soup (vegetarian or meat, please bring a full pot)
  • Best Pie
  • Best Jam/Jelly
  • Best Pickle/Preserve
  • Best Bread

Residents Grateful for Ottawa Farmers' Market Hopewell Fire Fundraising Efforts

OSCA, the residents of Hopewell Avenue, and the community of Old Ottawa South wish to give a hearty thanks to the Ottawa Farmers' Market (and Market Manager Linda Cook) for their much appreciated effort in fundraising for the victims of the July 15th  house fire at 126 and 128 Hopewell Ave. Thanks also to all the generous citizens of Ottawa who donated to match the Market's funding on a Navandale Farms wagon ride with Sparky and Winston and their owner Wyatt McWilliams. The recipients of the funds are in great need of this funding and are very grateful.


Bigger, Better, Best! Girls Camp Fun

OSCA Girls CampThe OSCA Girls Camp had some fun this week with a game of "Bigger, Better, Best!" Here they are hoping to exchange an upright vacuum cleaner for a soup tureen on Sunnyside Ave. The owner was happy to offer the tureen but declined the vacuum cleaner. If they keep at it, maybe they could eventually exchange for a house. (Didn't somebody do that on the Internet?) In the photo are Bronwyn, Dagny, Rayn, Emily, Melinda, and Mackenzie (staff). Keep an eye out for the soup tureen at the Old Ottawa South Porch Sale. That's where the owner got it!


Bigtime Funds Raised at Girls' Camp BBQ for Hopewell Fire

Photo by: Dinos DafniotisThe OSCA Girls Fit 'N' Fun Camp hosted a BBQ in Windsor Park on Thursday, July 19 for the victims of the 126/128 Hopewell fire that destroyed two houses and left 3 students and a mother and her 11 year old daughter homeless.  While they had originally planned a different fundraiser for the BBQ, they immediately realized how important raising money for the fire victims was, and got quickly into gear to make it happen. And did they make it happen! The girls sold hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks to a surprisingly large crowd and raised a very impressive $2,500. Way to go, girls!


OSCA Windsor Park Art Show Sun. June 17

art-showWindsor Park is the place to be on Sunday, June 17, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for art, music, food, and good company. There will be over 30 artists and artisans, plus musical performances. OSCA is proud to present musical guests Spencer Scharf, Darcy Middaugh and Friends, Social Butterfly, Charles de Lint and MaryAnn Harris. A community BBQ takes place from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. with hotdogs, sausages and drinks for sale. You can check out the list of artists taking part in the show here. See you there!


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