Old Ottawa South Community Association

OSCA Seeks New Executive Director

osca_ed_adThe Old Ottawa South Community Association is looking for a dynamic and community oriented individual to be its new Executive Director. Deadline for applications is fast approaching: Jan. 31, 2012.

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More Photos from Fall Fest

Photo by: Tom AlfoldiFall Fest 2011 was scheduled for October 16. Being fall, the weather chose not to cooperate that day, but the rain date of Sunday, Oct. 23 did, and the photos in our gallery prove it. Tom Alfoldi and Dinos Dafniotis spent a happy few hours snapping their cameras around the park as revellers noshed, played, face painted, and talked with the animals at Windsor Park in Old Ottawa South. See the full photo gallery here.

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Demise of the Brighton Oak

Old_Oak_Brighton_285[Editor's note: See the CBC video of the neighbours saying goodbye here. Thanks to OOS local Lori Pope for all her hard work alerting both the community association and the media.

The following was written Aug.11. for the News Between the Bridges Newsletter.]

As many residents of Old Ottawa South and beyond may know, there is a beloved old oak tree in Brighton Park (formerly Brighton Beach) that has been struggling to survive for some years now, and the last big storm on July 17th caused sufficient damage that the City of Ottawa is concerned about safety and will be removing the tree sometime in the very near future [removal commences Wed. Sept. 17, 2011]. The tree has figured prominently over decades in the history of Old Ottawa South, and the City has worked hard at maintaining it for some years now despite its poor condition.

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OSCA's Canada 150 Photo Challenge

Photo150sTo celebrate Canada’s BIG BIRTHDAY this year we are having a social media photo challenge. As the big day approaches we are all thinking more about Canada and what it means to be Canadian. To commemorate the occasion we want to see what Canada means to you. How to participate:

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A Dangerous Business

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”     — Tolkien

This is a true story, (all the best ones are), of a young woman who joined a group and found more than she was looking for, changed, grew, and became an older woman with memories to last a lifetime.

Yes, that woman is me and 18 and half years ago I had what Dr. Phil describes as a Life Changing Moment. Many of you know this story, but for those who don’t……read on.

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