Registration for the 2020 OSCA AGM now OPEN! AGM: Tue Oct 20th at 7:30pm - Registration deadline: Oct 16thRegistration is now open for OSCA’s AGM, scheduled for Tuesday 20 Oct 2020 commencing at 7:30pm. In order to be able to attend the 2020 AGM, registration is required and the deadline is October 16, 2020. All Members of OSCA are eligible to register for, attend, and vote at the AGM. Membership is free, and is available to all adults who are residents of Old Ottawa South. You may register for the AGM, even if you are not yet an OSCA member, or do not know whether you are an OSCA member; your AGM registration will be considered to be an application for OSCA membership, if required.Wednesday, 30 September 2020 18:58
As I write this, it’s one day after the Ottawa Athletic Club (OAC) announced that it is closing its doors after 44 years. OSCA was officially incorporated on October 17th, 1979. The loss of the OAC hit too close to home. I was struck by the number of friends sharing their memories of the OAC and recalled my own visits during high school. We’ve seen other institutions and businesses close in the last few months, while others have held on. But what resonates the most is how unexpected it feels. In many ways we overlook the very real possibility that a deep-rooted and well-established organization can close. But it can.Tuesday, 29 September 2020 14:31
The volunteers of the Bridge to Bridge community reforestation project will be planting a limited number of trees and doing clean up maintenance this weekend on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 9 am. We will meet along Canal Woods Terrace at the bottom of Aylmer Avenue. We have a small number of trees to plant, and maintenance – pruning and cleaning up around the base of the trees – on many of our grown trees. So please bring shovels, pruning shears, and pruning saws if you have them. Gardening gloves are also a good idea. Feel free to bring your kids to help out and learn about trees.Monday, 28 September 2020 23:29
OSCA's Planning & Zoning Committee made two submissions to the City's Planning Committee in September, one regarding R4 Zoning and one regarding infill zoning amendments. The links are below.Friday, 25 September 2020 14:51
The AGM has traditionally been a welcome opportunity to gather in the Firehall in the springtime as a community, hear what our OOS Community Association has been doing for us over the preceding year, and share ideas for the coming year. Sadly, OSCA’s AGM was among the many things disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, nonetheless OSCA still has a legal obligation to hold an AGM. Because of public distancing public health guidelines, and to keep attendees safe, OSCA will be holding a virtual AGM this year, using ZOOM platform.Wednesday, 23 September 2020 18:58
To be held outdoors on the Cameron Avenue lawn. You'll find frozen entreés and soups, baked treats and preserves, as well as handmade crafts. Please wear a mask and maintain physical distance.
Join us on your favourite trail or in your neighbourhood, together in spirit, but safely distanced! Help raise funds for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre, which continues to operate despite the pandemic. Walk to raise awareness of the need for greater food security for many living in Central Ottawa. Contests for photos of best decorated sign, cutest pet, and best view. Come out and support a good cause!
The City of Ottawa Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department offers the free Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. To be held on the Zoom platform. Register online.
DOMS is back for a new fall season! In accordance with current regulations, a maximum of 50 guests will be admitted to attend the concert in person. Guests must register their intention to attend the concert through Eventbrite. Eventbrite manages freewill-offering events; guests must make a minimum donation of $1 to complete the transaction (a $20 donation is recommended in order for the series to have a chance of survival). Once done you will be on the guest list and no further action is required. To enjoy DOMS concerts remotely, visit Music at Southminster on Facebook.