Old Ottawa South Community Association

Sarah Cybulski
Calling OOS Artists for a Digital Art Show

Calling OOS Artists for a Digital Art Show

As a bit of a boredom buster during the social distancing we’re practicing, the Firehall team have been coming up with fun ways to engage the community without having to gather. Since the centre is closed until further notice, people won’t get to see the beautiful artwork that was submitted for our Spring Art Show. However...

Adults Need Boredom Busters Too!

Are you starting to feel bored? If you check out the links below, you'll find out how some of the Firehall staff are keeping busy in their spare time at home. We will update this periodically as we find new, fun things to do! We hope you enjoy. Please note these are suggestions for adults. We have some activity ideas to do with your children here.

Speaking to Children About COVID-19

Children are curious and will ask questions about COVID-19. This is understandable given that they are hearing about it everywhere they turn. Some of them are afraid of the current situation and others just want to better understand what is happening around them. 


In order to put children at ease when asked about COVID-19, these are some steps and tips you could use that can aid in the conversation (Adapted from recommendations by the CBC, Unicef, Kids Health, and the CDC)

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Program areas

  • Aerobics & Conditioning

    Elevate your heart rate & strengthen your core! Regardless of your fitness level, we’ve got something to challenge you!
  • After-4

    OSCA’s After-School Program, After-4, includes supervised walkover from Hopewell Public School, games, crafts, trips to the park, and special workshops. All activities will be adapted to meet social distancing requirements. Coordinators and staff…
  • Afterschool Antics

    Looking for something fun to do when school ends? We have a ton of awesome activities; dance, pottery, yoga, Dungeons & Dragons, workshops & more!
  • Arts & Crafts for Adults

    Looking to develop that artistic eye? Join prolific local artist Bhat Boy and learn to paint idyllic landscapes & cozy scenes, or join LEGO™ guy Ian Dudley to create virtual…
  • Dance Fitness

    Get moving with National Centre for Dance Therapy graduate Lorraine Aston! Have fun and learn dance basics. All of our current dance offerings are geared for adults 55+. Join Lorraine…
  • Flexibility & Yoga

    Relax & unwind while strengthening your body. From Kundalini to Hatha to Franklin Method, there’s something for everyone! Meditate, relax, and feel the stretch from the comforts of your own…
  • Preschool Programs

    Join our Preschool & Child Coordinators Katherine Boisvert and Darcy Middaugh for stories, songs, crafts, imagination games & more!
  • Weekend Programs for Kids

    Did you think the fun stopped on the weekend? No way! Join us for Dance in the City or bring a parent along for Kids & Family Yoga!

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