The Enviro Crew of Old Ottawa South is growing! In less than 4 months, we have had lots of interest from the community, a few projects on the go, and over 100 members in our Facebook group.
Gardening Restart June 22, 2020
Wouldn’t you know it as soon as I wrote the last update we got the word from the city Adopt-a-Road program manager that we could restart gardening respecting physical distance, wearing gardening gloves of course and having no more than 10 people at the bed at any one time.
Our local gardening group has had an unusually easy beginning this spring season with the Covid outbreak. My spouse Mike and I took over the job of coordinating this group which was so ably done by Winnie Pietrykowski and Brian Ure for the last four years.
Old Ottawa South's Trinity Anglican Church recently received a federal "New Horizons for Seniors" grant. With this grant - and in response to the restrictions experienced by seniors during the COVID pandemic - Trinity Anglican Church has created a new program called "Reaching Seniors in Old Ottawa South" (RSOOS). RSOOS is a partnership of professionals, local organizations, and volunteers, that is part of the Trinity Anglican Church neighbourhood hub. One of the first initiatives to come out of this RSOOS is a meal delivery program.
A name, a Facebook page, an Earth Day event – slowly, but with great enthusiasm, our neighbourhood environment group is taking shape.
UPDATED: in light of the postponement of the OSCA AGM, the deadline for nominations for the Community Builder Award has been extended until June 30, 2020.
Would you like a say in building your community? Volunteer for an OSCA committee or the OSCA Board of Directors.
The OSCA Community Builder Awards are presented annually to individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to building a better community in Old Ottawa South.