Old Ottawa South Community Association

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.


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:


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.


Firehall Re-Opens June 25, 2015

It can be easy to miss many of the invisible improvements that were made to the Old Firehall during maintenance, but a tireless effort has gone in to maintaining the balance between preserving a heritage building, and keeping our Firehall a safe and lively multipurpose space that is accessible to children, as well as to the wider community.


Egos & Icons Dance Party Cancelled

Put away your dancing shoes and save your costumes for another time, the Egos & Icons Dance Party has unfortunately been cancelled due to low ticket sales. It seems as though this long and frigid winter has left everyone in hibernation mode. The good news is there will be a next time. Stay tuned!

If you were an eager dancer and already purchased your tickets, the Firehall will reimburse you for the full amount.


Egos & Icons is "under threat of cancellation"!

egos and icons dance partyAlright fabulous friends, we are short some serious ticket sales! Our Egos & Icons Dance Party, the "ultimate party of April 2015", is under threat of cancellation! We need to sell a whole lot of tickets by next Tuesday, April 7th, or we will have to postpone this amazing party until the fall.

Don't want to dress up? The ultimate EGO is yourself! Come as you are — just be prepared to tear up the dance floor alongside Prince, Bowie, Kurt, Lady Gaga (please, someone wear the meat costume) and of course, Justin Bieber. 


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