Darcy put together a video of his OSCA staff t-shirt collection, which includes some great classics!
The Firehall is closed. Our March Break camps were cancelled, as well as the remainder of our Winter Session Programs. And with the extension of the closure of all of the City’s recreation centres until at least June 30th, we have now also had to cancel our Spring programs. But as we are sure you know, OSCA’s staff have been as busy as ever these past few weeks.
The closure of the Firehall has had a huge impact on all of us and like many, we are all missing the connections that our community space provides. As you have probably seen in the news, the City of Ottawa has announced that all recreation facilities will be closed until at least June 30th, 2020, and this includes the Firehall. One of the consequences of the closure is that we also do not have access to our phone line to answer questions and provide assistance.
As a result of the 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.
On Thursday, December 19, 2019, OSCA staff and volunteers celebrated their traditional Christmas dinner with children from their After Four Program.
January marks the second month of OSCA's Winter Art Exhibit at the Firehall. The exhibit continues to the end of February 2020 and is open for viewing seven days of the week, the same hours of operation as the Firehall at 260 Sunnyside Avenue.
From November 13th - November 20th, OSCA will be taking submissions for the Winter Art Show & Sale at the Firehall. Artists working in any medium may submit one winter-themed piece along with a completed submission form. Pieces will be displayed in the Firehall lobby from November 24, 2019 - February 29, 2020 and 100% of the selling price goes to the artist.
A fixture in Old Ottawa South for the last 20 years the Westboro Academy is on the move. Located in the City of Ottawa’s former training centre building in Brewer Park, in mid-August the school is moving to 1000 Brookfield Road, a former French Catholic elementary school, near Bank and Heron.
SWOOS meets iGEN: June 1st – Come Out And Vote!
Senior Watch Old Ottawa South celebrates its first year with an invite to young and old to vote for the best location for a city bench!
Where: Cast your votes at The Firehall, 260 Sunnyside Avenue
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9:30am to 11:00am.
This past year, May 2018-2019, the SWOOS team searched what we, as a watchdog for seniors in Old Ottawa South, could or should actually do.