In a world of 24-hour news coverage and instant communication, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious about the events that unfold before us. Sound bites about the impending doom and gloom about climate change are a constant reminder that we live in a precarious world. I peer out the window and ponder.
We all listen to the news: the polar icecap is melting, the seas are rising, the weather is more unpredictable, droughts are increasing, forest and bush fires are harder to manage. We hear and see that our climate is changing, but what do we do in response to all this news? What should we do?
The Old Ottawa South Moose won the annual Capital Ward Cup Saturday, February 1, 2020, posting a convincing 4-1 victory over the defending champion Old Ottawa East Hosers at the newly re-opened Mutchmor Rink in the Glebe. Glebe and Heron Park rounded out the four participating teams.
January 2020 will mark the beginning of a new era for Capital Daycare, as the former cooperative officially amalgamates with Andrew Fleck Children Services (AFCS). The merger of our local daycare—which has been operating for over 45 years in the basement of Trinity Anglican Church—and the largest non-profit childcare provider in the city of Ottawa bodes well for the future of one of our neighbourhood’s most cherished institutions.
Osborne Street in Old Ottawa South has a lovely park that runs midway down Osborne to the banks of the Rideau River. It is a small park, too small really for a field house or recreational facility, but just the right size for neighbours to share a common green space.
When my son started JK at Hopewell Avenue Public School, I was five months pregnant with a one year old in tow, so kindness from Hopewell parents during pick up and drop offs meant the world to me. It encouraged me to engage more deeply with the community by volunteering.
We’re gearing up to participate in Giving Tuesday 2019 and we’re beside ourselves with excitement. Why? Because #GivingTuesdayCA is all about giving back and finding ways to do so even finding a cause close to our own hearts.
Enjoy our first “intergenerational” bench at the bus stop on the corner of Bank Street and Hopewell Avenue. Have a seat and chat, to connect with neighbours.
On Saturday, October 19, 2019 Trinity Anglican Church celebrated 140 years in Old Ottawa South. The ceremony recounted the church's history and highlights of the parish over the many years with story-telling, music, and reflection on both the past and future.
Lots of ways to get involved, before & after Halloween.