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Old Ottawa South Community Association

Bumps on the Road:A 9K Walk for Pregnancy

bumps on the roadPregnancy is a wonderful and positive experience, but most people don’t think of the challenges that come with it. Join the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health on Sunday, October 21, 2012 to help raise awareness of unknown pregnancy conditions and support research that addresses the challenges faced by many women during their pregnancy. Because 9K represents 9 months of carrying a baby, we encourage all participants, women and men, to wear their bellies with pride: real or fake! If you are not pregnant, why not  wear a weighted backpack or a fake belly to see what it feels like to carry extra weight during pregnancy, just get creative!

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Capital Ward Pre-Budget Consultation

Come out to Saint Paul University's Amphitheatre Thurs. Oct. 11 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm to discuss the City's 2013 budget. This pre-budget consultation will be hosted by Councillor David Chernushenko.

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October is Canadian Library Month: What's Happening at Sunnyside

(Ottawa, October 1, 2012) ‐ The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that October is Canadian Library Month. Canadian Library Month provides an opportunity to celebrate libraries across Canada and the important contributions they make to Canadian life.

This year’s theme, Libraries Connect/Bibliothèques Branchées, is a great reminder of just how essential libraries are in the interconnected world in which we live. Libraries are at the centre of Canadian communities, providing a public space for people to meet, learn, connect and grow. From coast to coast to coast, libraries help direct the flow of information and resources. They are places of endless opportunity and provide Canadians with equitable access to library resources.

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Rideau Canal Multi-Use Crossing at Clegg & Fifth Avenue: A Discussion

OSWatch member Winnie Pietrykowski shares some thoughts about the proposed Rideau Canal pedestrian crossing after attending the City presentation on Sept. 27, 2012.

Last week I attended a presentation at the Glebe Community Association on the proposed foot and cyclist bridge at Clegg & 5th Avenue.

After my experience with the Lansdowne Park initiative, I was not looking forward to yet another evening with deaf ears and placating nods.

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Homes for the Holidays Nov. 9-11, 2012

Homes For HolidaysTicket booklets on sale now!

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of The Hospice at May Court’s annual fundraiser, the ‘Homes for the Holidays’ tour. This event for The Hospice at May Court is expected to bring in $150,000 this year. The three day event features a tour of six beautiful Ottawa homes. During this tour, some 2,500 visitors will visit homes in the Glebe, Rockcliffe and Manotick. Each home is beautifully decorated by a top local florist. Ticket holders can visit each home once, in any order they please, over the course of the weekend. See the photo gallery of homes on this year's tour here.

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Brewer Pool Closed Until 2013

Swimming Pool at the Brewer Complex Closed for Maintenance Work

The City of Ottawa wishes to notify residents that the swimming pool at the Brewer Complex is closed for necessary maintenance. The Brewer Complex is expected to reopen in early 2013. All programming at the pool is cancelled until the facilities reopen.

The City of Ottawa apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. Residents are encouraged to visit www.ottawa.ca for other nearby pool locations as well as other classes and activities offered by the City of Ottawa.

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An Amazing Community: Ottawa Citizen Letter

On Saturday, September 29, 2012, the Ottawa Citizen published the following by the owner of 128 Hopewell Avenue, one of the two houses destroyed by fire on July 15th, 2012.

It is a difficult thing to put a positive spin on a tragedy.

Yet that's what the community of Old Ottawa South has done in the case of the devastating house fires in July on Hopewell Avenue. My daughter and I are enormously grateful for the support of the Old Ottawa South Community Association, Stella Luna Cafe, Carleton University, The Canadian Press, the Ottawa Farmers Market, the Clothes Secret, and all of our neighbours and friends.

We are amazed by their generosity and the skill of Ottawa firefighters who stopped the spread of the blaze. We are lucky people and we can't wait to rebuild our home.

Beth Gorham, Ottawa

Click here to see photos of the firefighters "Hopewell's Heroes" in our Photo Gallery.

Click here to see photos of the Hopewell Fire Fundraising Street Party.

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Rideau Canal Crossing Open House: Display Boards

canal-crossing-bridgeIf you missed the City of Ottawa Open House to review the recommended plan for a multi-use crossing of the Rideau Canal between the Pretoria and Bank Street Bridges, you can view the presentation here.

You can also visit the study blog rideaucanalbridge.ca to stay up-to-date on the progress of this project. Comments are requested by October 11, 2012.

Comments should be sent to (preferrably email):

Colin Simpson, MCIP RPP
Senior Project Manager, Transportation - Strategic Planning Unit
Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability Dept.
City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Ave West, 4th Floor, K1P 1J1
Fax: (613) 580-2578 Phone: (613) 580-2424 ext. 27881
colin.simpson@ottawa.ca

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