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Adults Need Boredom Busters Too!

Are you starting to feel bored? If you check out the links below, you'll find out how some of the Firehall staff are keeping busy in their spare time at home. We will update this periodically as we find new, fun things to do! We hope you enjoy. Please note these are suggestions for adults. We have some activity ideas to do with your children here.


Speaking to Children About COVID-19

Children are curious and will ask questions about COVID-19. This is understandable given that they are hearing about it everywhere they turn. Some of them are afraid of the current situation and others just want to better understand what is happening around them. 


In order to put children at ease when asked about COVID-19, these are some steps and tips you could use that can aid in the conversation (Adapted from recommendations by the CBC, Unicef, Kids Health, and the CDC)


Activity Ideas for Parents/Guardians

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 for parents to download.  Our ideas will pop up in PDF form. The links should be live so you can go directly to some of the pages we use.

  pdf *NEW* Activity Ideas for March 30 (218 KB)

*NEW* OSCA's Mad Lib Madness (click for details)

OSCA Colouring Pages: We'd love to feature some of the kids' artwork on social media so if they colour a sheet, email a picture of it to Darcy and Katherine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll make a little gallery on Facebook of the submissions. We can't wait to see all the beautiful pictures!

  pdf *NEW* Astronaut Colouring Sheet (284 KB)

  pdf *NEW* Football Colouring Sheet (450 KB)

  pdf *NEW* Castle Colouring Sheet (425 KB)

  pdf *NEW* Owl Colouring Sheet (325 KB)

  pdf *NEW* Chicken Colouring Sheet (233 KB)

pdf Activity Ideas for March 25 (562 KB) ( pdf Rules for Games - March 25 (427 KB) )

pdf Activity Ideas for March 23 (215 KB)

pdf Activity Ideas for March 19 (357 KB) ( pdf Rules for Games - March 19 (26 KB) )

pdf Activity Ideas for March 17 (35 KB)


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.


COVID-19 News and Resources

As the Coronavirus outbreak evolves in Ottawa, we at OSCA are closely monitoring the situation with Ottawa Public Health and our partner the City of Ottawa. We take the safety, health and wellbeing of our clients, staff and volunteers, very seriously and we are doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community and City.

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