It started as a crappy morning. Rain (possible thundershowers) and 7° C; what to do? What to do? Well, it seemed that Brian had picked up the coffee & Timbits, so there was no turning back. After a rather soggy start, we had 25+ brave souls turn up to what turned out to be a fantastic social gaggle and park cleanup.
For the 21st year in a row we will be having our annual spring “tune up” of Windsor Park. Please join us on Saturday April 28th (9am until noon) to enjoy the chance to chip in to keep our park the best and for a spring catch up with all your neighbours.
Come rain or shine, on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Old Ottawa South will host its first Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo.
The event itself has two parts: a rally and a rodeo. Come to both—the rally begins at 9:00 a.m. at Brewer Park—or come to Windsor Park at 10:00 a.m. where our young cyclists will have an opportunity to demonstrate some of their best riding skills in obstacle courses designed to teach them the safer handling of their untamed bike broncos. Under the guidance of Safer Roads Ottawa, the tennis courts will serve as fenced-in safety corrals to practice turns, bike balance, and hand signals.
Holy Cow! Can you believe it? This was the 20th time we met over a coffee and compost bags to give our parks (Windsor Park plus Linda Thom Park) a "Spring Spruce Up." Along with the usual mayhem from the dog salad, Pete, Brian, Gary, Linda, and Mike lead the interested to rake up, pick up, clean up, and chop down as appropriate. We lucked out with a warm sunny day after a rather soggy previous week.
An open group for all dog owners and users of Windsor Park in Old Ottawa South. This group has worked to enhance the park life for users since 1992. The group shares information, enjoys social events together, and works to improve the park setting.
The annual Windsor Pups spring cleanup of the park and river shore is a much anticipated event. Overall, it is an effort to build community and a respect for other non-dog users of Windsor Park through informal self-policing; they also work on issues with the City to enhance the park for everyone, that is its 'shared-use'. As of January 2013, Windsor Pups has an e-list — by dog's name and contact data on the dog's owner/operator — of more than three hundred. This list has come in very handy over the years as a way of dealing with and communicating on a wide range of problems and opportunities.