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"21 Club" a Roaring Success

21_club_285pxThere was a full house at the Firehall on the night of Saturday November 6 as close to 200 people enjoyed an evening of 1920's-style fun at "21 Club". There were lots of creative costumes, great food, dancing to the live sounds of the Capital Swing Band, and even back-room gambling. 

Pictures from the party can be seen in our photo gallery.

Firehall Welcome Back Party Pictures

Check out the pics from the Welcome Back open house at the Firehall by Cassandra Houde. Nice party!

OSCA President's Speech to City Council On Lansdowne, June 25, 2010

OSCA President Michael Jenkin's Speech to Council on Lansdowne Park Redevelopment, June 25, 2010

Good Evening Councillors.

As a community organization, the Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) has faced a difficult task assessing this proposal, given its complexity, its less than transparent character, and the frequent changes to it.

However, I think it is important to make it very clear from the outset that OSCA, like virtually every community group involved in these discussions, wants to see Lansdowne Park redeveloped.

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Winner of Ottawa South Community Centre Public Art Competition Highlights Old Character with New Art

Deborah Margo's winning presentation: photo by Jean-Claude DubéWith the help of the community, the art selection process for the Ottawa South Community Centre has been completed and the production process will soon be underway. Local artist Deborah Margo (not shown here) emerged as the winner of the vibrant competition for an art installation commission in the renovated Firehall, funded by the City.

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"Let's Get It Right" Meeting Draws Hundreds

The Friends of Lansdowne Park and several Ottawa community groups were strongly supported by the estimated 500-800 people who came out to the public meeting on the Future of Lansdowne Park Thursday, June 17.

Important to note was the wide range of groups from across the City who support putting the brakes on the current process and rethinking the redevelopment, including:

  • Rural Council of Ottawa-Carleton
  • Federations of Citizens Associations of Ottawa-Carleton
  • Glebe Community Association (CA)
  • Kanata-Beaverbrook  CA
  • Old Ottawa South CA
  • Old Ottawa East CA
  • Centretown CA
For a more details, see:

http://www.nationalpost.com/Anti+Lansdowne+redevelopment+meeting+draws+hundreds/3168262/story.html

Family Fun at the Firehall

Kids_with_Balloons_300OSCA threw a party Sunday, Sept. 26th, 2010 to welcome everyone to the newly renovated Old Ottawa South Community Centre (a.k.a. "The Old Firehall").

Families came to enjoy a comedy show, a clown, live music, face painting, some free food provided by local merchants, and to mingle with neighbours. Everyone had a very good time.

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Retired OSCA Webmaster Receives Lifetime Volunteer Award

Rob Burr (left) receives award from OSCA President Michael JenkinRetired OSCA webmaster Rob Burr received a lifetime volunteer award at the June 15 OSCA board meeting. President Michael Jenkin presented the award, thanking him for his many volunteer activities for Old Ottawa South over the years, including over 10 years as the OSCA website's webmaster. For more details about Rob's volunteer career, see the March 2010 OSCAR here.

The OSCA Web/IT committee offers a heart-felt thanks and congratulations!

OSCA, GCA Win Concession on Lansdowne Zoning Report

Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park, OttawaAfter OSCA president Michael Jenkin, Glebe Community Association (CGA) president Caroline Vanneste and others persisted in maintaining that the City had not met statutory requirements for public notification and distribution of the Zoning Report, City staff have agreed to delay consideration of the report.

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Renovated Firehall to Open June 28

The newly renovated Firehall, home of OSCA and the Old Ottawa South Community Centre, will be open for business on Monday, June 28. Summer Camps will start then, and Councillor Clive Doucet will be presiding over a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 29 beginning at 10:15 am. Click here for details on the Opening Ceremony.