Renovation of a century-old building is not for the faint-hearted, especially when the building has survived a century to become an architectural landmark in Ottawa, a monument to a way of life and a gathering place for generations of Ottawa families and friends.
The vision for the Clubhouse restoration was to bring new life to a grand old building, to extend its life span and make it a year-round place for community events. In fact, the project so far has resembled more of a rescue mission.
Spring is in the air! Get ready for gardening by ordering garden supplies from the 17th Southminster Ottawa Scout Group, delivered FREE to your driveway in Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East, and the Glebe on Saturday, May 7, 2022. All proceeds are used to deliver challenging and adventurous Scouting programming for boys and girls right here in our local community.
Order today! Order deadline is April 21, 2022.
Frankly, an old wooden box makes a rather poor footing. As restoration of the OTLBC Clubhouse gathers steam in winter 2021-22 and a century of makeshift repairs is exposed, there have been some real surprises. One of these was the discovery of a wooden Coca-Cola box, filled with concrete and jammed in to support a beam holding up the floor. Clearly maintaining the Clubhouse has not been a priority in the past century. But why not?
When we first started planning the Online Art Auction for the Save Our Firehall campaign, we had no idea it would turn out to be such a success. Twenty-six local artists donated thirty-five pieces of art to the campaign. Over the summer, we had 7 online auction cycles raising $3,545 so far.
The final auction cycle, featuring five remaining unsold works of art, will close Sunday, September 26, 2021.
Abbotsford is bursting at the seams with donations that they were unable to sell while they were closed to the public. They are now planning to sell these items in a Blow-Out (Everything Must Go) Sale on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Bargains galore!
A chance to beautify your home while donating to a great cause
The Save Our Firehall Online Art Auction was inspired by several amazing individuals and families in OOS who’ve come up with unique, inventive, and creative ways to raise money for the Save Our Firehall campaign: neighbours like Shelley and Sean Kennedy, who built birdhouses, or Candace Newman and family who baked ‘Fire cookies.’
When I saw those posts on the Old Ottawa South Facebook Group, I wondered how I might contribute. Perhaps by selling or auctioning a painting? But it wasn’t until Bess Fraser contacted the Firehall with an idea to auction off one of her paintings, that the idea took hold. OSCA staff members Darcy Middaugh and Luke Sears contacted Winnie Pietrykowski and me and we started brainstorming about how we could expand this idea.