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OSCA offers a wide-range of adult programming from yoga, Pilates, and sports, to pottery, painting, and Latin dancing. We try to have a little something for everyone! See our Fall 2019 lineup below.


pdf Download a copy of our Fall Guide 2019 here! (9.67 MB)

Registration for all adult programs is now open. To register, click here

We are launching several new and free programs for adults in the community starting the week of October 28th. These programs include an intergenerational walking group, a photography club, a book club, a cards club, a musical jam group, and a crafting group. Below is a timetable of the new classes. Please note that the Shutterbug Photography Club, Book Club, Musical Jam, and Cards Club have rotating dates so make sure to check below for all of the details. 

Intergenerational Walking Group

Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 am 

Dates: October 29th-December 10th

Cost: FREE

Instructor: Darcy Middaugh

Location: The Firehall

Looking to keep active and meet others in your neighbourhood? We will meet every Tuesday at 10AM to take an hour-long stroll around OOS together. Everyone is welcome! Please note that we will not host the group during freezing rain or days of heavy snow. 


Shutterbugs Photography Club

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm 

October 29th, November 26th, December 17th

Cost: FREE

Instructor: Darcy Middaugh

Location: The Firehall-Lounge

From beginner to advanced, this new club will be great for budding amateur photographers to learn from each other. Each month, we will have a set theme. Participants are encouraged to take pictures in advance matching the theme and send them to our program facilitator, Darcy Middaugh. From there, we will discuss the pictures as well as strategies for shooting within the theme. Some meetings will also feature going out with our DSLR cameras to take pictures as a group!


Card Club 

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm 

Dates: November 12th, November 26th, December 10th

Cost: FREE

Instructor: Darcy Middaugh

Location: The Firehall

Come out and join us for cards at the Firehall. Socialize with other folks from Old Ottawa South and play your favourite card games: Euchre, Rummy, Bridge! Whatever your “hearts” desire! We will meet twice a month, so make sure to “shuffle” your schedule around it!


Book Club

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm 

Dates: November 5th, December 3rd

TIME: 1:00-3:00 pm 

Cost: FREE

Instructor: Darcy Middaugh

Location: The Firehall-Lounge

Discover new bestsellers and old classics while meeting new friends in the community! Each meeting, we will discuss the book we decided on the month before. This club is for any adult who wants to join. There will be coffee and tea provided as well!


Musical Jam for Adults

Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 pm 

September October 30th, November 20th, December 18th

Cost: FREE

Instructor: Darcy Middaugh

Location: The Firehall - Lounge

Looking to play some tunes with people in your neighbourhood? OSCA has your back with a new FREE jam group. All instruments, all ages, all levels are welcome. All participants should have at least a basic level of understanding of their instrument. We are a judgement free zone and welcome all players and styles.


Crafters Corner

Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am 

September 19-December 12

Cost: FREE

Location: The Firehall - Activity Room

Knitting, scrapbooking, painting, drawing or whatever you are into! Bring your work and spend time working on it while enjoying the company of others in a relaxed setting. Coffee and tea will also be on! Note: We have some of our own supplies but encourage you to bring your own items, especially specialty items such as canvasses.


Pick-Up Painting

Fridays 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location: The Firehall - Activity Room

Bring your easels, bring your paints! Come join fellow aspiring artists to collaborate and develop artwork. This is an open group for anyone to attend. No instructor. Just friendly fellow painters.


We hope you join us! 

Here is a quick overview of our Fall 2019 Adult Program Schedule


Health and Fitness

OSCA’s Adult Health & Fitness courses are open to participants 16 years and older, unless otherwise noted. Participants 16 and 17 years of age will require a parent/guardian to sign a waiver before accessing the FFC and other adult recreation and fitness programs.  


Yoga and Pilates

OSCA’s Yoga and Pilates courses are open to participants 16 years of age and older unless otherwise noted. Participants 16 and 17 years of age will need a parent/guardian to sign a waiver before participating in our yoga and pilates courses. *For hygienic reasons, participants in all of our Yoga and Pilates classes are encouraged to bring their own Yoga/ Pilates mats*



OSCA offers pottery studio memberships. Memberships are available to those with previous pottery experience. Membership includes a storage shelf, use of pottery facilities, equipment, glaze materials, and firing for projects created in the studio. Complete studio hours are posted in the Firehall Pottery Studio. Clay cost for adult courses and membership is $35.00 per 25 lb. bag. OSCA also offers adult pottery courses ranging from wheel-throwing to handbuilding that are guided by our experienced instructors. 


Private Pottery Lessons

If you are interested in private/semi-private pottery lessons or a special event, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Adult Sports

From Fall to Spring, we offer recreational level basketball, volleyball, and badminton for adults to play on weeknights. Players of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Whether you’re hoping to hone your skills or build new ones, make new friends, be physically active, or just have fun, our adult sports courses should be a perfect fit!


Registration Information & Policies


- Online registration payment can be made by VISA or MasterCard only.

- In-person registration payment can be made by debit, VISA, MasterCard, exact cash or cheques payable to OSCA.

- There will be a $25 charge for NSF cheques.

- Adult Programs include 13% HST in the price.


Program Dates

Program dates are listed above each course outline. Please note dates when you register, as we do not contact participants prior to the start of classes.


Allergies & Health Concerns

Please help us reduce the risk to participants with LIFE THREATENING ALLERGIES TO PEANUTS/NUTS and BYPRODUCTS. Our centre is peanut and nut free!


Photo Waiver

Please indicate on the program waiver if you do not wish for photos of you or your child to be used for promotional purposes. Waivers can be found online at oldottawasouth.ca or in person at the front desk.


Cancelled Classes

On occasion, classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances (sick instructor, inclement weather etc). We try to make up these classes, but it is not always possible for us to do so. Refunds will be issued when classes are not made up.


Changes to programs after Brochure printing.

We make every effort to ensure all program information is accurate. Occasionally, arrangements change after the guide goes to print. Should this occur, any changes will be posted on the website in the online PDF file.


Discounts: Seniors and Military 10% off all programs

All seniors and military members receive a 10% discount on Firehall Fitness Centre (FFC) Memberships and all fitness programs. Discounts are applied when you register in person and must be requested at the time of registration.


If you would like assistance with registration, please click HERE for registration help and FAQs.  


Last modified on Thursday, 24 October 2019 10:10


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