Cleaning the Capital is a city-wide cleanup campaign that occurs in the spring and fall every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. Litter pickup or graffiti removal projects register with the City of Ottawa and participating teams, upon request, receive a cleanup starter kit to assist them with their projects.
On Saturday July 21, 2018 OSCA welcomed twelve young volunteers (14-18 years) from Canada's CISV (Children's International Summer Villages) to Old Ottawa South. These young adults (along with two senior volunteers plus a dedicated & experienced driver) travelled in their very own Peace Bus from Victoria across Canada, promoting just and peaceful societies through education, learning, and volunteerism.
The Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa (FCA), an umbrella organization of Ottawa community associations, has awarded their inaugural Award for Media Excellence to OSCAR contributor Ed Kucerak. The award was for “Excellence in-depth reporting on 2017 municipal/ neighbourhood issues”, and was given for a two-article report Ed wrote for the May 2017 OSCAR. The winning articles looked at the public consultation on Brewer Park’s renewal. The report, comprising two separate articles, included many photographs and interviews with both Councillor David Chernushenko and local residents.
The FCA (Federation of Citizens' Associations of Ottawa) will honour Old Ottawa South resident Ed Kucerak at the FCA AGM on June 20, 2018, in recognition of Ed Kucerak’s exemplary photography and reporting of Re-imagining Brewer Park - Overwhelming Turnout to Public Consultation on Brewer Park’s Future.
As a follow-up to May's meeting, here's a list of volunteers who adopted: (1) specific garden beds between the bridges along Bank Street and (2) the rain gardens on Sunnyside Avenue.
The semi-annual work on the greenspace in our community at Canal Woods Terrace (formerly Bronson Place) and Sunnyside Avenue is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, 2018 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Three things are being done.
Since May 4th proved to be too wet to work outside, the Green Dreamers (GDs) decided to meet inside to discuss this year's gardening activities and strategies. Listed below are some of the topics discussed, followed by progress on some of the same topics since then.
Topics Discussed on May 4, 2018
- Launch Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Firehall 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Hopewell Avenue Public School’s Parent Council is excited to be hosting the annual “Anything on Wheels Consignment Sale”, in partnership with Glebe Collegiate Institute!
For the 21st year in a row we will be having our annual spring “tune up” of Windsor Park. Please join us on Saturday April 28th (9am until noon) to enjoy the chance to chip in to keep our park the best and for a spring catch up with all your neighbours.