Hello Old Ottawa South!

Hello Old Ottawa South!

With immense gratitude and excitement, I’d like to introduce myself as a new member of the OSCA team! You’ll see me around the Firehall this month getting settled into my new role so please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself. I look forward to hearing about how we can collaborate, share ideas and stories, or simply get to know one another. I’m joining OSCA after more than sixteen years with Dovercourt Recreation Association, where I…

Keeping Fit at the Firehall

A new collaboration between Abbotsford Senior Centre and the Ottawa South Community Association now gives Older Adults (55+) the choice to take a functional fitness class at the Firehall for the same price as classes offered at Abbotsford, provided you are a member of Abbotsford. Annual membership at Abbotsford is $50 and gives access to its classes at a reduced rates, participation in its clubs and activities, and much more. Explore the benefits of…

What’s New at OSCA

As a result of the impact of COVID-19, the Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) has restructured its internal management and program delivery team. As part of this restructuring, Christy Savage, OSCA’s Executive Director since 2012, has left OSCA to pursue other career opportunities.

Birdhouses and Fundraising Update

Birdhouses and Fundraising Update

Last month we shared a story called “Birdhouses Galore” describing Shelley and Sean Kennedy’s stockpile of homemade birdhouses. It began as a hobby to while away the pandemic hours, but soon enough there were more birdhouses than any one backyard could possibly use. And so the Kennedys decided to fundraise for the Firehall, selling the birdhouses for $10/each on the Old Ottawa South Group Facebook page. As of mid-April, 41 birdhouses have gone out…

A Season for Family, Friends and Community

A Season for Family, Friends and Community

Dear Community, I hope you are well and in good spirits this festive season. We recognize that the provincewide shutdown beginning December 26th will be in place for the next several weeks. We’ve made it this far as a community, and OSCA is committed to continuing to do all we can to keep our community safe. We are paying careful attention to the new regulations and will be communicating updates on a regular basis.  The…

Save Our Firehall Campaign Update

Save Our Firehall Campaign Update

As of Wednesday, December 9th, OSCA’s Save Our Firehall campaign has raised $36,429. “We have a long way to go to reach our goal of $300,000 but we are encouraged by the support we have received so far. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving and we are so grateful,” said OSCA President Richard Slowikowski. The Save Our Firehall fundraising campaign was launched online on November 24th and in print in OSCAR’s December…

Support for the SAVE OUR FIREHALL campaign pours in

Old Ottawa South residents are answering the call to support the Old Firehall Community Centre. OSCA’s SAVE THE FIREHALL campaign — initiated in October to meet a funding shortfall caused by COVID-19 — has shown organizers the community’s generosity and volunteer spirit, said OSCA President Richard Slowikowski. “We’re meeting old friends, making new ones and seeing support from many different quarters,” he said.

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