Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Annual General Meeting 2019

    Annual General Meeting 2019

    Join us on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm for OSCA's Annual General Meeting.
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  • Spring & Summer Guide NOW AVAILABLE!

    Spring & Summer Guide NOW AVAILABLE!

    Check out what we have planned for Spring & Summer 2019! We've combined our guides this this year and there is SO much to look forward to! Registration opens March 6th and 7th, 2019.
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  • Summer 2019 Camp Guide

    Summer 2019 Camp Guide

    Check out the line-up for Summer 2019!
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  • Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    To become a member click below and register today - it’s free! Want to join the OSCA Board? Contact the Nomination Committee at nominations [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca.
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  • Register for OSCA Programs

    Register for OSCA Programs

  • 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’s 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 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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  • Bike Registry and Anti-Theft App

    Bike Registry and Anti-Theft App The Ottawa Police Service has partnered with the Ottawa Safety Council and Citizens for Safe Cycling (Bike Ottawa) to help reduce bike thefts in the city. The 529 Garage app is a bike registry where users create free profiles and upload information about their bicycles.
    Tuesday, 14 May 2019 07:16
  • Saint Margaret Mary Church Closing

    Saint Margaret Mary Church Closing St. Margaret Mary, the modest red-brick church opposite the Firehall, is closing. Father Pierre Champoux, the part-time pastor at St. Margaret Mary, told the OSCAR in an email that: “The parish is no longer financially or pastorally viable, due to the lack of parishioners and regular revenue.”
    Thursday, 09 May 2019 16:34
  • Southminster Explores a New Approach to Spiritual Practice: Open Church

    Southminster Explores a New Approach to Spiritual Practice: Open Church At the recent March 23, 2019 premiere screening of Who Needs Church? the pews at Southminster were full, and a great discussion ensued during the Q&A about the future of church in our community. Southminster United Church’s development experience, and an uncertain future ahead of other churches in Old Ottawa South and across the country meant that church-goers and non-church-goers alike had thoughts about how church might remain a part of our community.
    Thursday, 02 May 2019 15:24
  • Bike Rally & Rodeo: Call to Artists and Authors

    Bike Rally & Rodeo: Call to Artists and Authors Do you have a painting, photograph, sculpture, or book that highlights or plays on the theme of cycling? On Friday, May 31st, OSCA & OTLBC will kick-off the Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo with a family dinner at the Tennis Club and a weekend of Firehall bike training, tune-ups, and a rodeo at Windsor Park.
    Thursday, 02 May 2019 09:22
  • Jane's Walk: May 4-5, 2019

    Jane's Walk: May 4-5, 2019 Jane's Walk is a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours given in the spirit of Jane Jacobs that help put people in touch with their city, the things that happen around them, the built environment, the natural environment, and especially with each other. The walks are given by local people who care passionately about where they live, work, and play.
    Sunday, 28 April 2019 09:03
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Featured Events

May 24

OSCA Jr Youth Night: Wild West

Join us on Friday, May 24th at The Firehall for Junior Youth Night WILD WEST! Sign up using barcode JRYN0524. 

Junior Youth Nights are $13 and for children in grades 3&4 and unlike our older Youth Nights, preregistration mandatory. This is because we serve a tasty meal so we need to know just how much to prepare! Themes for Jr Youth Night change each event! Questions or comments about the meal? Contact the Firehall Coordinators.

May 31

Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo

Join us on the first weekend of June 2019!

  • Friday May 31st: Kick-off dinner OTLBC
  • Saturday June 1st: Volunteer training & bike tune-ups
  • Sunday June 2nd: Bike Rally & Rodeo (Windsor Park) & Brunch at OTLBC

Download and share our Bike Rally Poster!

Read more about this year's event and view maps of the routes here.

May 31

OSCA Youth Night: Red and Black Lumberjack BBQ

Join us on Friday, May 31st at The Firehall for RED & BLACK LUMBERJACK BBQ NIGHT! Sign up using barcode YN0531. Red & black (and REDBLACKS gear) is encouraged!

Youth Nights are $7.00 and for children in grades 5-7. We encourage you to pre-register for these events, but we do allow drop-ins. There are always snacks available for purchase at our Youth Night Canteen and themes change each Youth Night! 

Jun 08

Green Dreamers Plant Drive

The Green Dreamers are holding a Spring Plant Drive on Saturday, June 8th from noon to 3 pm at the Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library.  We are asking for donations from you of the plants that are healthy, local, hardy and drought-resistant.  We would love perennials like shade-loving hostas, always blooming black-eyed susans and daisies, fragrant peonies, sturdy stonecrop, and walkable thyme. These plants would be used at the Sunnyside branch, The Firehall, and Bank Street corners between the two bridges.  Please no shrubs, bushes, or trees and remember to drop them off potted and labelled.

We are also looking for volunteers – if you have a green thumb or an interest in developing one while also giving back to the community, please consider becoming a Green Dreamer.  You can chat with the Green Dreamers at the Spring Plant Drive or email, Christine Bradley.

Jun 14

OSCA Jr Youth Night: Pharaohs and Mummies

Join us on Friday, June 14th at The Firehall for Junior Youth Night PHARAOHS & MUMMIES! Sign up using barcode JRYN0614. 

Junior Youth Nights are $13 and for children in grades 3&4 and unlike our older Youth Nights, preregistration mandatory. This is because we serve a tasty meal so we need to know just how much to prepare! Themes for Jr Youth Night change each event! Questions or comments about the meal? Feel free to contact us.

Community Events

May 22

Doors Open for Music: Brandenburg Concertos Vol. 3

The conclusion of a three-part series, DOMS artistic director Roland Graham leads a stellar line-up in a reading of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos 4 and 5.

May 22

Learn and Explore Speaker's Series

Barry Davis is part of a co-housing group Convivium that is looking for a location in downtown Ottawa for 20-25 apartment style units that can support space in common areas. Please come to share your stories/ideas on co-housing. Let's see if we are "moving the dial" on this.

May 25

The Great Glebe Garage Sale

A giant neighbourhood-wide sale that has become an annual community festival.

May 25

E-Waste Collection

Acceptable electronics include:  TVs, VCRs, DVD players, computer equipment – monitors, keyboards, hard drives, mice, Chrome books, laptops, tablets, phones, cameras, speakers, stereo equipment, printers, scanners, karaoke machines, radios, radio alarms. Also Sunday, May 26th: 9am-5pm.

May 26

Bellwood Avenue Road Hockey Tournament

All ages and abilities welcome, BBQ follows: Bellwood Ave between Sunnyside & Belmont.

Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade

Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community

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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