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Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • OSCA during the COVID-19 pandemic

    OSCA during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The Firehall is closed until further notice. 

    Click "More info" to access several helpful resources concerning COVID-19, including regularly updated activity ideas for kids.

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  • OSCA runs programs year round for children, youth adults and families. After-four care, day camps and special camps for PD Days and March breaks take pressure off working parents.

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  • Adult Programs

    Pursuing your dream, staying healthy, getting fit. You can do it all economically and in a supportive environment.

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  • Pretty much any time, any day we are running some sort of kids program. All ages, all sorts of activities in safe, fun and allergy-sensitive caring environments. Read more
  • After-four program

    Looking for an early start to the day? Our Breakfast Club starts at 7:30 am, Monday to Friday, with walk-over to Hopewell School before classes. OSCA also offers an After-4 Program for children in Gr. 1-6, from 3:00-6:00PM.

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  • Camps

    OSCA offers a full day recreation program for PD days of Ottawa-area school boards for JK to Grade 6. We also offer a wide range of day camps during the summer for children in JK all the way up to Grade 10.

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  • In our pottery studio, we provide:
    • Private pottery lessons
    • Seasonal pottery studio membership
    • Wheel throwing
    • Kids clay and youth pottery

    The studio is available for members to use when there are no classes. Hours are posted in the studio.

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  • Fitness Centre

    We provide access to cardiovascular exercise machines, free weights, and resistance bands in a quiet, welcoming environment. Read more
  • Birthday Parties

    Skip the work and plan your next birthday party with OSCA, where we offer a fun place to party with friends and family.

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News

  • Boredom Busters for All Ages

    Boredom Busters for All Ages Need some ideas while you're at home for the next couple of weeks? The Firehall team will post some activity ideas every couple of days. We've created resource pages with programming ideas that have been vetted by the Firehall staff for all ages.
    Tuesday, 31 March 2020 12:31
  • Firehall Mad Lib Madness!

    Firehall Mad Lib Madness! We love Mad Libs at the Firehall and hope you do too! We’ve written a fun, secret Firehall Mad Lib. It’s up to you to fill it out! We will read our favourite submissions on our Facebook page through Facebook Live! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
    Friday, 27 March 2020 13:01
  • Calling OOS Artists for a Digital Art Show

    Calling OOS Artists for a Digital Art Show As a bit of a boredom buster during the social distancing we’re practicing, the Firehall team have been coming up with fun ways to engage the community without having to gather. Since the centre is closed until further notice, people won’t get to see the beautiful artwork that was submitted for our Spring Art Show. However...
    Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:21
    Tags: art
  • OSCA Community Builder Award - Call for Nominations

    Now more than ever do we get to witness the strength and resilience of our community. Residents are stepping up in all kinds of ways to make sure we get through this challenging time together as a community. But this is nothing new of course; our community is full of everyday heroes! With our AGM coming up, OSCA wants to honour some of these volunteers and is seeking nominations from the community for the first-ever Community Builder Award!
    Monday, 23 March 2020 21:07
  • OSCA to close, programs cancelled until further notice

    As a result of the recent announcement that City facilities will be closed and following the recommendations made by the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Public Health, and Federal government agencies, we have made the difficult choice to cancel all OSCA programming; this includes the Firehall Fitness Centre, the Pottery Studio, Board and Committee public meetings.
    Friday, 13 March 2020 15:43
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Featured Events


Community Events


Apr 01

Music at Southminster: Two's Company

Solo works by J. S. Bach and Telemann, and duos for violin and clarinet by Gebauer, Mozart, Hindemith, and Milhaud, featuring Éliane Charest-Beauchamp (violin) and Jean-François Normand (clarinet). The concert will be live-streamed via Music at Southminster on Facebook (you do not need an account to watch & listen). Please consider donating directly to support the concert series via Canada Helps.



Apr 08

Music at Southminster: Bach meets Beethoven

Three Preludes and Fugues by J. S. Bach from the Well Tempered Clavier and Beethoven's “Kreutzer” Sonata for violin and piano (Op. 47), with Steven Massicotte (piano) and Nadia Monczak (violin). The concert will be live-streamed via Music at Southminster on Facebook (you do not need an account to watch & listen). Please consider donating directly to support the concert series via Canada Helps.



Apr 15

Music at Southminster: The Megan and Lucas Duo

Finalists at the famous International Blues Competition in Memphis TN, Megan Laurence (vocals) and Lucas Haneman (guitar and vocals) share all-original blues music from their award winning albums. The concert will be live-streamed via Music at Southminster on Facebook (you do not need an account to watch & listen). Please consider donating directly to support the concert series via Canada Helps.



Apr 22

Music at Southminster: Far Apart, One at Heart

The 'corona' (musical symbol) depicts an individual in isolation, indicating a period of prolonged silence. In her debut live-stream, 10-year old piano virtuoso Sunny Ritter returns to DOMS to defy the corona, celebrating music’s power to bring people together playing works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, and more. The concert will be live-streamed via Music at Southminster on Facebook (you do not need an account to watch & listen). Please consider donating directly to support the concert series via Canada Helps.



Apr 29

Music at Southminster: The Jasper and John Duo

Best friends Jasper Dütz (multi-woodwind instrumentalist) and John Koozin (bassist-composer) present an eclectic program of jazz and songbook standards, film and video game music live from their flat in Harlem, NYC. The concert will be live-streamed via Music at Southminster on Facebook (you do not need an account to watch & listen). Please consider donating directly to support the concert series via Canada Helps.



Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade
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OSCA's mission

Our Goals

OSCA builds a strong sense of community and engages the residents of OOS through its various programs, services and activities.

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613-247-4946