Southminster invites neighbours and friends to come out to enjoy noon hour concerts during Wednesdays in Lent from February 13th to March 27th. A range of professional artists and instruments will be featured over this series. Concerts will be 45 minutes and a freewill offering will be collected to defray expenses. Artistic Director for this Lenten concert series is Roland Graham.
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Starting in 2013, the City of Ottawa will begin its review of the strategic documents that guide the development of our city. They include the Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Cycling Plan and Pedestrian Plan. When completed, the Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 project will set the directions, policies and affordability priorities that will influence the future of the city for years to come.
Help us build this great city! The community input will inform the decisions made by politicians and city planners every day, and is important in this master planning initiative. The policy directions set over the next year will determine how we live, grow, play, travel, and prosper as a city. Get involved and learn how these decisions not only affect the future of the city but also your own life in this city.
The Bridging Program at Carleton University provides an affordable 12-week course that prepares adults for university study. Try out academic study in a supportive small group environment, designed to increase skills, confidence, and a sense of belonging to the academic community.
For those of you looking to stay organized this year in a beautiful way, we have some very exciting news! We are pleased to announce the production of the Brewer Park Community Garden Calendar for 2013, designed and produced by our very talented garden volunteer and photographer, Patrick Nantel.
Discover the "other" university near our neighbourhood: Saint Paul University at 233 Main Street in Old Ottawa East. There's an open house from 4:30 to 7:30pm Wednesday January 23, 2013. Find out more about the undergraduate and graduate programs available:
On Saturday, January 19th, I am hosting my New Year’s Levee and Open House. I hope that you are able to attend to see our new office, and visit with new neighbours and old friends.
When: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Where: 109 Catherine Street (between Metcalfe and O’Connor)
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All are welcome so spread the word! I look forward to seeing you there.
A couple of features in the Ottawa Citizen describing the evolution of garage-fronted houses, also known as snout houses, and the ongoing planning battles to control this type of design.
Garage Evolution www.ottawacitizen.com/homes/Garage+evolution/7932253/story.html
The Ottawa South Community Centre is offering a one-day Strike PD day program for children affected by the Public Board Teachers Strike/Walkout on Friday, January 11, 2013. Registration now underway online at www.oldottawasouth.ca by phone 613-247-4946 or in-person at the centre $45 per child, 8:00am – 6:00pm.
There are a wide range of businesses within Old Ottawa South, some of which are not at all obvious from along Bank Street.
One of the most enthusiastic local entrepreneurs supporting our community is Chris Smith. He grew up on Glen Avenue in the 1970s, and he has spent many years working on a wide range of different types of jobs and helping out needy groups in too many ways to keep track.