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Old Ottawa South Community Association

Bridge to Bridge Tree Planting: Sun. Sept. 15, 2019

Bridge to Bridge Tree Planting: Sun. Sept. 15, 2019

The years 2015 - 2018 are the world’s hottest years since the recording of weather patterns began and now, according to NASA, 2019 is on track to be even hotter. Planting trees is the best and easiest way to counter global warming. In a recent Science article, researchers estimated that not only is tree-planting fifty times more effective than other forms of emissions combating but it also helps micro-climates or th,e areas around the planted trees, to be cooler and have a cleaner air.

Here in Old Ottawa South,  we have been planting trees on the patch of land on Canal Woods Terrace near Bronson Avenue for ten years. We do it to help clean the air in our neighbourhood and to protect our community from the noise and sight of the seven-lane monstrosity that Bronson has become.

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Ecology Ottawa Living City Workshops

Our Living City team has hit its stride this summer. With the help of dozens of amazing volunteers, we’ve distributed over 10,000 trees, knocked on thousands of doors, and given away loads of green infrastructure adaptations like splash guards and redirects. Now, we’re gearing up for an exciting September chalk full of events. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out!

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The cast As You Like It.

The Forest of Arden Comes to Old Ottawa South

This year, The Company of Adventurers has a wonderful treat in store for audiences: Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy As You Like It. This year’s show has some built-in surprises that you won’t want to miss. There is an intriguing entrance way leading in to the show that will engage you from the moment you step inside. (Arrive early and you’ll see what we mean!) This play is a fun one, so get ready for some hysterical moments of audience participation. It comes complete with a ridiculous wrestling match, some very bad poetry written by the love-struck Orlando, a court jester wandering in the woods, stubborn shepherdesses, an attack by a lion (in a forest in France), and a group of single-minded foresters who love to sing! Like all of our shows, this year’s production will appeal to people of all ages, bringing Shakespeare to life in ways that will make everyone a fan!

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Westboro Academy is on the Move

Westboro Academy is on the Move

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.

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Flora Footbridge Community Opening

Flora Footbridge Community Opening

On Saturday, July 20, 2019, the communities of the Glebe, Old Ottawa East, and Old Ottawa South celebrated the opening of the Flora Footbridge that stretches from Fifth Avenue in the Glebe to Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East.

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Gratitude to Bob Adamyk for Serving Up a Feeling of Community Through OSCA Sports

Gratitude to Bob Adamyk for Serving Up a Feeling of Community Through OSCA Sports

About two years ago I arrived at Hopewell School on a Monday night to play volleyball for the first time in 19 years. I was unsure if I could still serve the ball in a straight line, or be able to walk the next day after muscle soreness set in. I was immediately greeted by Bob Adamyk who, for the last thirty years, has coordinated recreational sports at Hopewell School for community members interested in playing volleyball, basketball and badminton.

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Blue Roses: Shedding a Light on an Invisible Community

Blue Roses: Shedding a Light on an Invisible Community

Blue Roses is an inspiring documentary that challenges how end of life (palliative) care is defined and provided to Ottawa’s inner-city rooming house community, whose members often face issues of poverty, addiction and mental illness. Bob Jamison, a person with lived experience, and other frontline health workers take an innovative approach by going out into the community to provide palliative care, which is more typically provided in hospitals and hospices, and sometimes in homeless shelters.

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