Hopewell Avenue P.S. annual consignment bike sale and fundraiser is around the corner!

Hopewell Avenue P.S. annual consignment bike sale and fundraiser is around the corner!

Hopewell Avenue Public School is gearing up for its much-anticipated annual “Anything on Wheels” consignment sale and fundraiser, set to take place on April 28, 2024 from 9 am to noon. If it’s anything like past years, this exciting event promises to celebrate community spirit, gear recycling, not to mention spring tune ups, all while supporting cycling education. Our awesome consignment bike and summer gear sale is at the heart of the event, catering to summer…

World-premiere of New Canadian Opera

World-premiere of New Canadian Opera

New Opera Lyra is pleased to present the world premiere of The Great Gatsby, by yours truly, on April 19 and 20, 2024, at Southminster United Church. This new opera, in two acts, tells the tragic and timely story of Jay Gatsby, a rags-to-(dubious) riches tycoon of the early 1920s in post-war New York. I first saw the 1974 film version, starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway, in the summer of 1978 when I…

17th Southminster Scouts Garden Supply Sale

17th Southminster Scouts Garden Supply Sale

Once again, it’s time for the annual 17th Southminster Ottawa Scout group supply sale! Thanks to a generous partnership with Ritchie Feed and Seed, the 17th offers competitive prices for high-quality gardening supplies. The best part is we will drop them off at your home for FREE on May 4th – no minimum order is required! No maximum, either! Our delivery area covers Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East, and the Glebe. All proceeds…

Sammy’s Bottle Drive OOS wide

Sammy’s Bottle Drive OOS wide

The generosity from our Old Ottawa South community is so deep and far-reaching, that we decided to cover all of OOS in our latest bottle drive. Over the past two years, we focused on our little corner of OOS, but due to popular demand, we will now collect bottles throughout all of OOS! As a result, we are adding a second day to our bottle drive, and extending our coverage to reach both sides…

Hidden Harvest revealed

Hidden Harvest revealed

“Please help yourself to the apples. Take as many as you want,” called the homeowner as the Enviro Crew’s tree team started its survey of her backyard trees. Beautiful fresh apples dotted the ground and fell from the tree as we worked. I tucked a couple into my pocket and ate them later at home, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the wasted ones.A couple of months later, the EnviroCentre newsletter announced that it…

Bank St. Canal Bridge bike lanes – A game changer to celebrate

Bank St. Canal Bridge bike lanes – A game changer to celebrate

Personally, when I recall the Bank Street Bridge prior to fall 2023 from the perspective of a pedestrian or cyclist, it is not in a fond way. But fast forward to today, and for those traveling over the Bank Street Bridge in the last year, either walking or on a bicycle, the improvement is a massive leap. The Bank Street Bridge bike lanes have been in place for a year now and while there…

Tenth Annual Kilt Skate Returns to Lansdowne Rink

Tenth Annual Kilt Skate Returns to Lansdowne Rink

On Sunday, February 18, 2024, the skating rink at Lansdowne Park will once again celebrate Scotland’s contribution to Canada by exposing bare knees to the elements of a Canadian winter. This will be the 10th year the Scottish Society of Ottawa (SSO) has organized The Great Canadian Kilt Skate in Ottawa and in other cities across Canada. Even when the pandemic shut down community events, the SSO was able to bring together an online…

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