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We're offering a set of free programs during our Winter 2020 session, so don't miss out!

 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

January 14-March 24
Exception dates: March 17

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. If you’d like to receive email updates about weather cancellations, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be put on his email list.

Instructor: Darcy Middaugh

Location: The Firehall


Card Club

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm

January 7, 21, February 4, 18, March 3, 24

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!

Instructor: Darcy Middaugh

Location: The Firehall-Dance Studio/Lounge


Shutterbugs Photography Club

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm 

January 28, February 25, March 31

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!

Instructor: Darcy Middaugh

Location: The Firehall-Lounge


Book Club

Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 pm 

January 14, February 11, March 10

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!

Instructor: Darcy Middaugh

Location: The Firehall-Lounge


Musical Jam

Wednesdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm 

January 15 & 29, February 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

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. 

Instructor: Darcy Middaugh

Location: The Firehall-Lounge


Crafters Corner

Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am 

January 16-March 26
Exception dates: March 19

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.

Instructor: Darcy Middaugh

Location: The Firehall-Activity Room



Thursdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm 

January 16-March 26

Exception dates: March 19

OSCA's ReGeneration program is Intergenerational! Intergenerational programs enable younger, older and everyone in between to play, sing, read, do arts and crafts, socialize, or just meet others in the community. It takes a village and the value of intergenerational programs is to build a sense of belonging and community. Come join us for this free weekly drop-in and bring a friend or neighbour. We'll have coffee, cards, crafts, reading, games, and time to socialize. Everyone is welcome. Please note the children must be accompanied by an adult.

Instructor: Darcy Middaugh

Location: The Firehall-Dance Studio



Fridays 11:00 am-2:00 pm 

January 17-March 27
Exception dates: March 20

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. There is no instructor, just friendly fellow painters. *Now offered EVERY Friday!

Location: The Firehall–Activity Room


We hope you join us! 

When you register for a Winter program, stay up-to-date with changes and cancellations here

Last modified on Friday, 13 December 2019 13:29

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