Old Ottawa South Community Association

Brewer Pool Re-opens Jan. 2, 2013

After a long period of closure for maintenance and repairs, the Brewer Pool in Old Ottawa South is re-opening on Wednesday January 2, just in time for the winter session of swimming and aquatic classes and activities.

Registration for aquatic programs starting in January is currently underway online at ottawa.ca, by phone at 613-580-2588, or in person at the front counter of any recreation facility. Call the Brewer Complex at 613-247-4938 for further information.


Watch the Majestic Plastic Bag Mockumentary

This great little mockumentary, passionately narrated by actor Jeremy Irons, follows the life of the elusive species known as the plastic bag. Originally released in 2010 by southern California coastal waters advocate Heal the Bay, the video has suddenly started making its way around the internet again – perhaps because it's pure genius: Let's make this video even more viral and spread the message about the danger of plastic pollution. Share this with everyone.Watch the video here.


OSWatch Delighted with Participation in Official Plan Review Process

For many years there has been discontent in Old Ottawa South with the current "Guidelines" in the city's Comprehensive Zoning Bylaws. Our community has encountered too many infill housing developments that did not fit the character of the neighbourhood. Numerous articles in previous OSCAR editions addressed this and our inability to fight this injustice because the current City of Ottawa Official Plan is flawed and 7-years outdated.

But now we have the opportunity to change this!


City Requests FCA Participation in Official Plan Review Process

FCA Planning & Zoning committee issues report for Provincial Policy Statement Review process

Ottawa, Dec. 10—The Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa-Carleton (FCA) has been invited to participate in the City of Ottawa’s Official Plan Review process with two members of the FCA’s Planning & Zoning (P & Z) committee sitting on the Community Membership Panel.

“We have asked the City to engage us on municipal issues of concern to our member community associations," said FCA President Graeme Roderick, “so we certainly welcome the opportunity to participate in the Official Plan Review through the Community Membership Panel”.


WAG Opens Local Doggie Daycare

Nice Dog Biscuits are available for all good dogs at Xmas.WAG Staff member Ana Kerr says there's been a lot of excitement among customers about their newly opened doggie daycare, and owner Joan Garvey is excited too. The room is in the basement of the shop on Bank Street juist north of Sunnyside. The space is airy and large, ideal for play, with a fenced off area for dogs of similar size to play together. This is standard practice—little dogs like to play with little dogs; big dogs with big dogs.


Blizzard Bazaar Thurs. Dec. 13, 2012

hopewell-ps-logoHopewell’s Me to We Club is hosting the Blizzard Bazaar 2012 Thursday, December 13 5:00-8:00pm in the atrium/gym at Hopewell Ave Public School: selling homemade crafts and bake goods, silent auction, and supporting alternative income & livelihood. This initiative helps women in third world countries earn an income breaking the cycle of poverty.

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”


OSCA Water Bottles For Sale at the Firehall

water-bottleOSCA is now selling metal water bottles for $20 each with the OSCA logo on them. These 750 ml bottles have the OSCA logo in your choice of either white or red. They are stainless steel 18/8 and are an 'Otterbottle' product. A  portion of sales will be donated to the David Suzuki Foundation.
Support the environment, support your own health,  and show your support for OSCA!  All remaining proceeds go to funding OSCA Firehall programs.

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