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Food Fundraiser for Refugees: Sun. June 5, 2016 in Windsor Park

Come and experience the cuisines of Burundi and Syria at Windsor Park on Sunday, June 5th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and help raise funds for the Syrian and Burundi refugee sponsorship. The food kiosk will be part of the OSCA Art in the Park event.

The food kiosk is operated by the Ottawa South Committee for Refugee Sponsorship (OSCRS). Funds raised will help support a second Syrian refugee family sponsorship along with the sponsorship of Burundi parents and step-sister of OOS residents, sisters Anne Lyse Irakoze and Eliane Ayinkamiye, who came to Canada as refugees.

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Handel's Coronation Anthems: Sat. May 28, 2016

rideau choraleOn Saturday May 28th, at 7:30pm at Southminister United Church, the Rideau Chorale choir will present George Frederic Handel’s Four Coronation Anthems for massed choir and orchestra, along with the composer's Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4, No. 4, featuring organ virtuoso Matthew Larkin as soloist.

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Climate Change 2016: A Town Hall Meeting in Ottawa South

The chaos brought about by climate change and environmental disasters is too often the lead story in today’s newscasts...floods, drought, pipeline spills, record breaking temperatures and storms that leave us reeling. These dangerous environmental disasters threaten our earth, water, air and life. Swift action is needed now if we want to leave a healthy planet for our children and grandchildren.

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Bird Day Sat. May 14, 2016 at Brewer Park

bird day rwbNature Canada is putting on a free event in Brewer Park on Saturday, May 14th to celebrate the return of our  migratory birds. The event will include some opening remarks by Canada's first Ornithologist MP Dick Cannings and Councillor David Chernushenko, two jaw-dropping live demonstrations of birds of prey by Falcon Education, and guided bird walks around the park by local experts.

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Regenerating Places of Faith: A Worshop for Ottawa Communities

Places of FaithPlaces of faith anchor and shape our communities. Yet many congregations are facing declining attendance and insufficient funding to maintain and operate their historic buildings. These important community assets are in a period of transition across the country, and Ottawa is no exception. What is their future? How can they continue to contribute in a positive way to their communities?

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MPRS: États d'âme by Justine Pelletier‏

mprs 1On Saturday May 14, 2016, for the sixth concert in the Master Piano Recitial Series 2016 regular line-up at Southminster Church, the talented Justine Pelletier from Montreal QC performs a program of works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Ravel and Schubert.

Ms. Pelletier has performed as a soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and collaborated with world renowned artists including the Cecilia String Quartet, Antonio Lysy, Laurence Kayaleh and Paul Merkelo. She has been a first-prize winner in the Fondation Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, National Music Festival and Prix d'Europe piano competitions. A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City, Justine is currently finishing her doctorate at the Université de Montréal.

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Jane's Walk: May 7 & 8, 2016

janes walk ottawaJane's Walk is a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours given in the spirit of Jane Jacobs that help put people in touch with their city, the things that happen around them, the built environment, the natural environment, and especially with each other. The walks are given by local people who care passionately about where they live, work, and play. This is a pedestrian-focused event that improves urban literacy by offering insights into local history, planning, design, and civic engagement through the simple act of walking and observing.

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Abbotsford – The Musical! Sat. May 14, 2016

Her Majesty the Queen plans to make a special appearance in “Abbotsford – The Musical”, a unique production, but one that could become an annual event at the senior’s centre. The musical aims to show off the many charms of Abbotsford at the Glebe Centre through music and will be performed on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

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Brewer Park Spring Clean Up

Jacob Griffin had a great response on April 23rd 2016 with 36 people showing up on sunny, cool Saturday to help clean up Brewer Park.  There were moms and dads with their tots, a kid on his roller blades, members of the Brewer Park Community Garden, neighbourhood folk, and a variety of friends from school, soccer, and hockey.   We collected 17 bags of garbage (the most surprising piece being the head of a hatchet) and had a good time meeting new people.   Thank you to Bank Street Bridgehead for providing coffee to warm up cold hands! Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers!

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