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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.

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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..)

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Art Installation Panels now in our Photo Gallery

Deborah Margo with her Art at the FirehallYou can now see Deborah Margo's winning art installation panels in our Photo Gallery. To view them, click here. Deborah won the 2010 City of Ottawa art competition for the display of works of art in public places, and the set of copper panels now holds pride-of-place in the vestibule of the Old Firehall—the Ottawa South Community Centre—at 260 Sunnyside Avenue.

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OOE Hosers take 2012 Capital Ward Cup: Congratulations from OOS!

Old Ottawa East Hosers, winners of the 2012 Capital Ward Cup hockey tournament, with Councillor David Chernushenko (front right). Photo by John Dance.The Old Ottawa East Hosers wrested the the Capital Ward Cup from the Old Ottawa South Moose this year, 2012. Congratulations from Old Ottawa South!

Intrepid OOS Photographer to Teach OSCA Course

Alfoldi will leave Old Ottawa South to get a good shot! Photographer unknown.For years, OOS photographer Tom Alfoldi has been taking shots of Old Ottawa South environs and events and generously providing them to the OSCAR community newspaper and the OSCA Between the Bridges website. Now he is offering a Digital Photography course this winter at the Firehall that is guaranteed to interest both newbies to the digital world and those who want to explore further than "point and shoot". The course runs from Jan. 18 - Feb. 22, 2012 on Wednesdays, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (6 weeks) for only $89. Learn more about what the 6 week course has to offer, and how to register, here.

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Kevin Mallon brings Aradia Baroque Ensemble to the Firehall Feb. 25

Toronto Aradia Ensemble

To purchase tickets, click here. The inaugural concert of OSCA’s Sirens of Firehall series is nearly upon us! The first concert, on February 25, features music of the Italian Baroque, played by the Aradia Baroque Ensemble. I caught up with the group’s Artistic Director Kevin Mallon, to talk about his work, the ensemble and the upcoming performance at the Firehall. (More details below.)

Tickets are $25.00; students and seniors $15.00. To purchase your tickets, click here and select All Programs, then scroll down to the bottom, where you will see Aradia - Siren Concert Series under Special Events. You can also pick up tickets at the Firehall at 260 Sunnyside Ave. (613-247-4946) and at the Leading Note at 370 Elgin St.

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Farmer's Market Coming to Old Ottawa South?

With the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park leaving the Ottawa Farmer's Market temporarily homeless, it may take up residence in Old Ottawa South for the duration.

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OSCA Board wants Restrictions on Digital Signage

At its January meeting, the OSCA board discussed and passed a resolution requesting that restrictions be placed on City digital signage. The City is holding consultations on the regulation of Digital Billboards, and there have been concerns about large digital signs, such as where they could be placed and what sort of community consultation will precede the approval of a sign. The OSCA Board passed the following resolution:

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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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