Old Ottawa South Community Association

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!


Hopewell Grass Yard Open

hopewell_yard_opens_285pxAfter more than ten years of fundraising the Hopewell "Grass Yard" finally lives up to its name. Hopewell School Principal Nicole Turpin and parent volunteer John Loop cut the ribbon on May 5th to officially open the new artificial turf yard at the school.


Soil Remediation at Lansdowne: More Info.

The City of Ottawa held a second public meeting on soil remediation at Lansdowne Park and on the risk management measures associated with the contaminated soils. The associated draft Certificate of Property Use is posted on the Government of Ontario's Environmental Registry at www.ebr.gov.on.ca (search for "Lansdowne Park"), and the Risk Management Plan will be available at ottawa.ca/lansdownepartnership. Information courtesy of Glebe Community Association: visit their website here and celebrate the amicable partnership of local community associations.


New OSCA Board Members

The following are the 2012-2013 Old Ottawa South Community Association board members who were voted in at the Annual General Meeting Tuesday, May 1, 2012.


Shop Your Local Talent Spring Sale

Shop_Local_285OSCA offers up a unique shopping experience featuring over 20 artists and their creations: jewelry, painting, baking, quilting, photography, knitting, pottery and more.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 14, 2012, 10 am - 4 pm, at the Firehall, 260 Sunnyside Ave. Call 613-247-4946 for more information.

Here's the list of vendors for the sale:


The OSCA Board: Shaping Our OWN Future

Tulips_Mats_Pink_285It’s Game Time! Help shape Old Ottawa South for kids of all ages: join the 2012-13 OSCA Board!

The Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) Board has achieved incredible results in the past few years, including its crowning achievement: the renovation and expansion of the Firehall. The Board is about to undergo a sea change as many long-serving members, including much of the Executive, will step down either this May or next year. (Deadline for applying: April 16, 2012: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)


Spring Programming Guide Now Available

The 2012 Spring Programming Guide, including Summer Camps, is now available, online (above) or with the OSCAR community newspaper. Online registration for programs begins March 7, 8 pm; walk-in registration begins March 8, 9 am at the Firehall, 260 Sunnyside Ave. Note that After Four 2012/2013 registration starts Wednesday, June 6, 8:00 pm online and in person at the Firehall.


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