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Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • The Winter 2020 Program Guide Is Here!

    The Winter 2020 Program Guide Is Here!

    Our 2020 Winter Program guide is NOW AVAILABLE online. It will be available in print when the December OSCAR comes out (the week of November 25-29). Registration will open online and in person on December 4th at NOON for preschool, child, and youth programs and December 5th at NOON for adult programs and pottery studio memberships. To download a copy of the guide, click "MORE INFO" below.

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  • Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    To become a member click below and register today - it’s free! Want to join the OSCA Board? Contact the Nomination Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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The beaver are back at Brewer Pond!

The beaver are back at Brewer Pond!

In my daily walks around Brewer Pond, I’ve noticed old signs of beaver activity from the beaver that used to live there in 2014. I figured it was only a matter of time before they returned, and happily, they are back.

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From the Archives: Brighton Beach - Oasis on the Rideau

Longing for a cool place in these dog days of summer? A nearby swimming hole would  be an ideal place to spend some time. In the past, the residents of Ottawa South had a wonderful spot, a beach at the end of Brighton Avenue, now a park with grass and trees, but formerly a haven for aquatic activities on the Rideau River.

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The Lewis Williams Family

Recently on March 1st, as a Saint David's Day tribute, the Bytown Museum posted an historic photo of the Lewis Williams family. Lewis Williams came from Wales in 1817 and settled along the Rideau River in then Nepean Township; the heritage-designated Williams house still stands at 96 Southern Drive, in Old Ottawa South.

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Islands of Work

Following the dramatic flooding in the spring of 1928, (see last month’s column “Years of the Great Floods”, OSCAR, April 2008, pgs 22-23), Ottawa City Council decided to take action to mitigate against the annual Rideau River inundations. One of the flooding “hot spots” was in Ottawa South at the islands in the river just upstream from Billings Bridge where the ice would often jam causing the river to back up and flood both Ottawa South all the way to present day Carleton University and Billings Bridge (Nordic Circle) west of Bank Street.

Today the Rideau River looks quite different along this stretch, due in part to the flooding abatement project undertaken in 1930-31.

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From the Archives: The History of Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach OttawaIn 1946,  Evening Citizen Staff Writer Cameron James relates the “mostly incidental” story of the Brighton Beach Aquatic Club of Ottawa South. From the Ottawa Citizen August 10, 1946:

When members of the Ottawa South Community Association decided to develop Brighton Beach about 25 years ago, it was intended to have it principally as a bathing spot for the younger people of that section of Ottawa South, east of Bank street. Now it is the most popular bathing rendezvous in Ottawa for people from all parts of the city. On a recent Sunday, as many as 3000 persons visited the beach.

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Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade
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Creating an age-friendly community
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OSCA builds a strong sense of community and engages the residents of OOS through its various programs, services and activities.

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