Old Ottawa South Community Association

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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Saint Margaret Mary Church Closing

Saint Margaret Mary Church Closing

St. Margaret Mary, the modest red-brick church opposite the Firehall, is closing.

Father Pierre Champoux, the part-time pastor at St. Margaret Mary, told the OSCAR in an email that: “The parish is no longer financially or pastorally viable, due to the lack of parishioners and regular revenue.”

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Jane's Walk: May 4-5, 2019

Jane's Walk: May 4-5, 2019

Jane's Walk is a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours given in the spirit of Jane Jacobs that help put people in touch with their city, the things that happen around them, the built environment, the natural environment, and especially with each other. The walks are given by local people who care passionately about where they live, work, and play.

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Re-Generation: OSCA’s new inter-generational program!

Re-Generation: OSCA’s new inter-generational program!

We’re so excited to announce our new inter-generational program here at The Firehall – Re-Generation! We had a successful soft launch of the program on Thursday, April 25th, 2019. This program officially launches on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 and runs from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. We’d love to see you there!

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Future LAC/Ottawa Public Library Joint Facility

Public Consultations on Layout

The architectural firms designing the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Ottawa Public Library (OPL) joint facility are seeking your comments, ideas, and suggestions about the new building, which will open in the heart of the National Capital Region in 2024. 

How will the LAC, OPL, and common areas be laid out? How do you envision the outdoor spaces and their views of the surrounding landscapes? Come hear the architects’ proposals and share your thoughts on these topics and others.

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