Tenth Annual Kilt Skate Returns to Lansdowne Rink

Tenth Annual Kilt Skate Returns to Lansdowne Rink

On Sunday, February 18, 2024, the skating rink at Lansdowne Park will once again celebrate Scotland’s contribution to Canada by exposing bare knees to the elements of a Canadian winter. This will be the 10th year the Scottish Society of Ottawa (SSO) has organized The Great Canadian Kilt Skate in Ottawa and in other cities across Canada. Even when the pandemic shut down community events, the SSO was able to bring together an online…

Capital Cup 2024

Capital Cup 2024

NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 18th at 10 am. Join the annual Capital Ward tradition where residents join community hockey teams to compete in a friendly game of shinny for the Capital Ward Cup. The Capital Ward Cup was first awarded in 2008. The current Capital Ward Cup holder is the Old Ottawa East Hosers, who won it from the then defending champs, the Old Ottawa South Moose, on their…

World-class athlete from Old Ottawa South

World-class athlete from Old Ottawa South

Sometimes it is surprising to learn who lives or has lived in Old Ottawa South! How many OSCAR readers know about field hockey player, Rowan Harris? Rowan is the goalkeeper of the Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Team and she grew up right here in Old Ottawa South. In fact, her parents, Colin Harris and Janet Chow still live here on Aylmer Avenue. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Rowan and her family while…

Moose Relinquish Cup in Tourney Final

Moose Relinquish Cup in Tourney Final

In a stifling defensive battle, the defending champion and host team Old Ottawa South Moose suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in the final of the Capital Ward Cup to the Old Ottawa East Hosers Sunday, February 5th, at Windsor Park, restoring the Hosers’ historical dominance over the half-day four-on-four shinny tournament.

“Amazing” Ski Trails Next Door

“Amazing” Ski Trails Next Door

“It was amazing,” commented Old Ottawa East resident Jamie Brougham after skiing the new groomed trails on the east side of the Rideau River. “In areas that I’ve skied on for years too often with my tracks being the only ones, to having real trails is like a dream come true,” says Brougham. In early January, the Rideau Winter Trail was extended from the Adàwe footbridge in Overbrook to a turn point just opposite…

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