Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • We need your support

    We need your support

    At a time when community matters more than ever, we're at risk of closing our doors. Due to COVID-19, our beloved Firehall has been largely closed since March. Now, without more funding, we face shutting down for good. Please, donate to the Campaign to Save Our Firehall, and help us continue providing programming, serving our community, and bringing friends and neighbours together for many years to come.



We are now “ringing the bell” and calling on all residents to help Save Our Firehall! We need your help to keep our community centre open. Restrictions due to COVID-19 have had a huge impact on our Firehall’s ability to sustain itself. To thrive, the Firehall relies on revenues from the programs it delivers. The City owns the Firehall and maintains it but doesn’t cover operational costs. If we are to make up the shortfall in operational costs, we need to fundraise. How can you help? You can help by pledging your financial support on a monthly basis. No amount is too small or too big. Every donation counts. Monthly pledges add up over time and with many families pledging their support we can make sure that our community centre remains open in 2021.



  • Southminster Renovation Update

    Southminster Renovation Update An open letter to the Old Ottawa South community dated 9 November 2020. Over the coming weeks you may notice some additional activity at Southminster United Church. The planned renovation and rejuvenation of the church will finally begin. Southminster has been working with local firm CH2 Architecture on the design and has recently engaged Bradford Construction Limited as the general contractor for the project. The renovations will include:
    Thursday, 03 December 2020 14:50
  • OSCA's Virtual Winter Craft Show

    Since we can't hold our annual Craft Show here at the Firehall this year, we're hosting it online! You can safely browse our artists below, and find unique and festive gifts for the whole family. Stay festive, safe, and local this holiday season. Make your purchase directly from the artist by clicking on their website/Facebook page/Instagram link below.
    Wednesday, 02 December 2020 12:42
    Tags: crafts art
  • Winter 2021 Session Learning in Retirement

    Winter 2021 Session Learning in Retirement Registration for the next session of Learning in Retirement begins Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 10 a.m. Topics and lecturers have been chosen to provide entertainment, context, education – and a good dose of welcome distraction.
    Monday, 30 November 2020 11:48
  • E-Scooter Survey

    E-Scooter Survey The City of Ottawa is seeking public feedback on the Electric Kick Scooter Pilot, following its first season.
    Saturday, 28 November 2020 09:37
  • #RingTheBell and Save Our Firehall!

    #RingTheBell and Save Our Firehall! On Tuesday, November 24th, an email was sent out to residents of Old Ottawa South, marking the official launch of the fundraising campaign to Save Our Firehall. We are very excited about how many people have already responded to our plea to Ring the Bell and Save Our Firehall and we hope we can keep the momentum going!
    Thursday, 26 November 2020 08:19
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Featured Events

Dec 06

Floral Wreath or Urn-insert Workshop

The Ottawa South Garden Club presents Amber Teide of Riverwood Gardens returning with a Zoom presentation on the history of Christmas and seasonal decorating, followed by an interactive virtual workshop on making a floral wreath or urn insert for the season. Fresh material for the workshop will be available on the previous day at the Firehall. Please register with the Firehall by December 3rd confirming your choice of wreath or urn insert. Fee is $30. 

Dec 12

Santa Visits The Firehall!

On Saturday, December 12th, Santa will be visiting the Firehall front porch for socially-distanced visits and photo ops!

Participants are encouraged to stagger their visits; if it gets busy numbers may be given out to ensure safety.

We will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the Ottawa Food Bank as well as toys for the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa.

Community Events

Dec 05

Holiday Food Drive

The 17th Southminster Ottawa Scouts are collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations for the Ottawa Food Bank again this year. Drop by the patio of Patty's Pub from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020 to make your donation!  Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted on the 17th Southminster Ottawa Scout Group campaign page thru December 13, 2020.

Dec 05

Frosty's Christmas Cookie & Hot Chocolate Sale

Facemasks required. Enter at the Cameron Avenue door.

Dec 06

Nomination Deadline for the Environment and Climate Action Book Awards

Have you ever read a book or poem about climate change or the environment that has moved or inspired you? Nominate your favourite by Dec 6th and then, on Dec. 13th, join with your neighbours virtually on Zoom to present your picks and hear about some of theirs! The finalist books will be featured in a finale event in February 2021.

Dec 08

Seniors in Conversation

This week we welcome storyteller David Brennan tell some Christmas stories . All are welcome! Find us on Facebook as Reaching Seniors in Old Ottawa SouthEmail seniors@trinityottawa.ca to register for the Zoom link.


Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade

Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community.


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