Green Dreamers Need Help

Green Dreamers Need Help

Aren’t we all dreaming of green – plants and trees, new spring growth? Green Dreamers, an OSCA-sponsored group of volunteers, have been taking care of the garden beds along our part of Bank Street and further afield (pun intended) around our community for more than 10 years. For the last few years, they have also been looking after the rain-gardens on Sunnyside between Bank and Bronson. COVID forced the gardeners to adopt a specific…

Now’s the time

Now’s the time

The Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) is both an association and and organization. As an association it brings together the citizens of the Sunnyside neighbourhood, and is open to all residents. As an organization, it manages the Firehall and its programs, and advocates on behalf of our community on municipal questions that affect our quality of life: traffic & safety, planning & zoning, environment, seniors, and other issues. OSCA has talented staff who…

Don’t take it for granted

Don’t take it for granted

We all lead busy lives, especially parents of young children. Among the things that makes our lives easier is living in a wonderful neighbourhood, and having the children’s and adult’s activities offered at the Firehall. But we can’t take the quality of the neighbourhood, or the Firehall programs, for granted. Both depend on the community association, OSCA, and the time and dedication of its volunteers. One way to support OSCA is to get involved…

Spring Cleaning the Capital

Spring Cleaning the Capital

As warmer weather approaches, you might notice a winter’s worth of litter scattered around the city. Twice a year, thousands of residents help keep our community spaces clean and green through Cleaning the Capital and you can join them by registering for the spring 2024 campaign! Registration is open until Friday, May 3, 2024. You can choose from a variety of places to clean up, including community parks and greenspaces, shorelines, roadsides, or even…

A neighbourhood is its people

A neighbourhood is its people

We sometimes refer to a neighbourhood to mean a geographic locality within a city: its streets, buildings, businesses, institutions, and parks. A neighbourhood is all that, of course, but much much more. The quality of the infrastructure, and what happens in crucial institutions like schools, or community centres, such as our own Firehall, is essential to lives of the people who live in a neighbourhood. And at the end of the day, the neighbourhood means…

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