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Old Ottawa South Community Association

The Firehall is ready for Halloween and is Featured on CTV News!

Knowing that this Halloween is far from a traditional one, OSCA staff put together a whole bunch of spooktacular activities. OSCA's HalloweeK featured lots of pre-recorded Halloween crafts, spooky front porch decorations at the Firehall, our very own pumpkin patch to entice the Great Pumpkin to visit Old Ottawa South, a Halloween decoration contest, and more. And starting on Thursday evening, local resident and videographer Mark MacDonald created a spooky video display that is projected onto the large windows of the Michael Jenkin Hall.

The Firehall is ready for Halloween and we hope you have a chance to stop by!

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Photo by Kathy Krywicki.

Green Dreamers at the Sunnyside Library

Despite not being able to visit inside the library this summer, we've all certainly enjoyed the outside yard, thanks to hard work of the Green Dreamers. Here's a few snapshots of volunteers from the Green Dreamers putting the garden to bed for the winter. 'Til next year!

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OSCA AGM Held Via Zoom

OSCA AGM Held Via Zoom

The 2020 OSCA AGM was held on October 20, 2020—but this year it was an AGM with a difference! Because of the restrictions encountered by COVID-19, an in-person AGM was impossible. The AGM is usually held in May but it was postponed this year in the hopes that the restrictions would be lifted and an in-person meeting would be possible. Finally, OSCA gave in and held the meeting in October.

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HalloweeK is here!

HalloweeK is here!

At OSCA, we have put together several spooktacular activities this Halloween. We know this Halloween will be far from a traditional one and we hope that you and your family will find some devilish delight in the activities we have planned.

All Hallow's Eve is fast approaching and we're getting in the festive spirit! From October 23rd to 30th, we'll be hosting a myriad of fun social-distance-appropriate activities.

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OSCA Receives Generous Red Cross Grant for Spring and Summer Virtual Programs

OSCA Receives Generous Red Cross Grant for Spring and Summer Virtual Programs

The Old Ottawa South Community Association recently received an important grant from Red Cross Canada's COVID-19 Emergency Support for Community Organizations Granting Program for Non-Profits, made possible through funding from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund led by Employment and Social Development Canada.

This grant was awarded to OSCA for the effort made by staff to pivot from in-person programming to free or Pay-What-You-Can based virtual programming for the Spring and Summer sessions. The grant - worth a total of  $44,942.88 - is a crucial part of the survival of OSCA, as it allows the association to cover some of the considerable fixed expenses associated with running these programs at no cost to the community, while having to operate on a severely reduced and unsustainable revenue stream. OSCA is extremely grateful to the Red Cross and the Government of Canada for awarding this generous and vital grant. On behalf of OSCA, President Richard Slowikowski wrote a thank-you letter, printed in full below.

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OCSA's AGM is this Tuesday, Oct 20 - Please Register or Sign a Proxy Form

OSCA’s AGM will take place virtually by Zoom on Tuesday 20 October 2020 at 7:30pm. Throughout the meeting, OSCA requires quorum, so we ask that members that have registered for the AGM show up and stay for at least the duration of the business portion of the meeting. If you haven't registered yet, there is still time to do so! Alternatively, if you cannot attend the meeting via Zoom, we ask that you please complete and submit a proxy form by October 18th to allow OSCA to reach and maintain quorum. Full details below.

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Photo by Sandra Garland.

Leave the Leaves

Some Alternatives

We love our trees. All summer they absorb sunlight, carbon dioxide, and nutrients from the soil and turn them into new green leaves that shade us on hot days, keep moisture in the air and soil, and harbour a huge number of living organisms.

As the days get shorter and cooler, all those leaves will soon become a liability. They can no longer photosynthesize as the temperature drops, but they still lose water, especially when it’s windy. No problem. Deciduous trees in our part of the world have adapted to winter by sending some of the nutrients from their leaves back down into the roots for storage. That’s why they turn colour, by the way – chlorophyll components break down, revealing the previously masked oranges, yellows, and reds of other chemicals.

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Photo by Claude Bedard

OSCAR's Ad Manager Bids Farewell

Anyone who knows me also knows that I am just not one for the limelight, no big splashy good-byes for me, no interesting interviews, not a picture, not even a little peep out of me. Give me the back row seat any day and I’m one happy camper!

And yet, here it is, here I am, writing a little piece, with even a little picture too. Woo Hoo! But the truth is, I feel that I just have to make an exception here with my usual way of being. I am leaving my work post as the Ad Manager with the OSCAR with both mixed feelings and big gratitude. A thank you is in order here, to OOS residents and businesses alike.

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2020 OSCA AGM: Tue Oct 20th at 7:30pm - Registration deadline: Oct 16th

Registration is now open for OSCA’s AGM, scheduled for Tuesday 20 Oct 2020 commencing at 7:30pm. In order to be able to attend the 2020 AGM, registration is required and the deadline is October 16, 2020.

  

All Members of OSCA are eligible to register for, attend, and vote at the AGM.  Membership is free, and is available to all adults who are residents of Old Ottawa South.  You may register for the AGM, even if you are not yet an OSCA member, or do not know whether you are an OSCA member; your AGM registration will be considered to be an application for OSCA membership, if required.  

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