Sammy’s Bottle Drive OOS wide

Sammy’s Bottle Drive OOS wide

The generosity from our Old Ottawa South community is so deep and far-reaching, that we decided to cover all of OOS in our latest bottle drive. Over the past two years, we focused on our little corner of OOS, but due to popular demand, we will now collect bottles throughout all of OOS! As a result, we are adding a second day to our bottle drive, and extending our coverage to reach both sides…

Giving Gertie

Giving Gertie

Holiday Giving Gerties are for sale We thought we would formally introduce ourselves to the Old Ottawa South Community and what better way than an article for The OSCAR. Many of you already know us through the Old Ottawa South Facebook page or by donating used puzzles and books to our annual fundraiser at the porch sale. But for those of you who don’t, Giving Gertie is a local not for profit organization that…

Big Soul Project Christmas Concert

Big Soul Project Christmas Concert

Fundraiser supporting the Ottawa Food Bank On December 9, 2023, Big Soul Project Community Choir & Deep Groove Band, conducted by Music Director Tahlia DeCorso, will perform “A Soul-Filled Christmas” – our annual Christmas Concert. The choir & band will be joined by Zeke Gross on saxophone who will be leading a four-piece brass ensemble. The guest master of ceremonies will be Adrian Harewood. The concert will feature gospel, soul and pop songs of…

Sammy’s Thanksgiving Bottle Drive 2023

Sammy’s Thanksgiving Bottle Drive 2023

Tuesday, October 10th marks Sammy’s 2023 bottle drive fundraising campaign. Please place your wine and beer bottles, and especially your aluminum cans on your porch before 6 pm. Sammy and I will be running the streets of Old Ottawa South, between Bank Street and Main Street, raising money to fund his passion of swimming. Sammy regularly wakes up at 4:30 am for morning practices, and trains 10 times a week. His commitment and perseverance…

The Company of Adventurers Presents Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Company of Adventurers Presents Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost

We are thrilled to announce this year’s Company of Adventurers production, William Shakespeare’s zany comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost! The King of Navarre and his three buddies have sworn an oath to avoid the company of women for three years while they devote themselves to their studies. But who expected the Princess of France to arrive with her three ladies in waiting? Chaos ensues as the lords struggle to preserve their “little academe” while each of the four succumbs to the charms of the visitors. They do their best to maintain their studious life. The women are forced to sleep outdoors rather than be allowed inside the King of Navarre’s court. An insult! Yet the women get their own back!

Stories at the Solstice

Stories at the Solstice

The One World Grannies and the Unitarian GoGos are dedicated to working in solidarity with the grandmothers in Africa. They are two of fourteen grandmother groups in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. All funds raised by Canadian grandmother groups are channelled through the Stephen Lewis Foundation directly to partner organizations working with grandmothers at the community level.

These two groups will host their popular storytelling fundraiser on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

Clubhouse on a Firm Foundation

Clubhouse on a Firm Foundation

Renovation of a century-old building is not for the faint-hearted, especially when the building has survived a century to become an architectural landmark in Ottawa, a monument to a way of life and a gathering place for generations of Ottawa families and friends. The vision for the Clubhouse restoration was to bring new life to a grand old building, to extend its life span and make it a year-round place for community events. In…

The Tennis Club Makes Heritage a Priority

The Tennis Club Makes Heritage a Priority

Frankly, an old wooden box makes a rather poor footing. As restoration of the OTLBC Clubhouse gathers steam in winter 2021-22 and a century of makeshift repairs is exposed, there have been some real surprises. One of these was the discovery of a wooden Coca-Cola box, filled with concrete and jammed in to support a beam holding up the floor. Clearly maintaining the Clubhouse has not been a priority in the past century. But…

Lights! Camera! OSUM!

Lights! Camera! OSUM!

Ottawa Songwriters Uplifting the Mayfair (OSUM) — Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, 2021 on YouTube (free) and on Zoom (ticketed). Two events of music, a silent auction, and more to raise funds for Mayfair Theatre.

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