Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Annual General Meeting 2019

    Annual General Meeting 2019

    Join us on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm for OSCA's Annual General Meeting.
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  • Spring & Summer Guide NOW AVAILABLE!

    Spring & Summer Guide NOW AVAILABLE!

    Check out what we have planned for Spring & Summer 2019! We've combined our guides this this year and there is SO much to look forward to! Registration opens March 6th and 7th, 2019.
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  • Summer 2019 Camp Guide

    Summer 2019 Camp Guide

    Check out the line-up for Summer 2019!
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  • Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    To become a member click below and register today - it’s free! Want to join the OSCA Board? Contact the Nomination Committee at nominations [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca.
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  • Register for OSCA Programs

    Register for OSCA Programs

  • OSCA runs programs year round for children, youth adults and families. After-four care, day camps and special camps for PD Days and March breaks take pressure off working parents.

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  • Adult Programs

    Pursuing your dream, staying healthy, getting fit. You can do it all economically and in a supportive environment.

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  • Pretty much any time, any day we are running some sort of kids program. All ages, all sorts of activities in safe, fun and allergy-sensitive caring environments. Read more
  • After-four program

    Looking for an early start to the day? Our Breakfast Club starts at 7:30 am, Monday to Friday, with walk-over to Hopewell School before classes. OSCA’s also offers an After-4 Program for children in Gr. 1-6, from 3:00-6:00PM.

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  • Camps

    OSCA offers a full day recreation program for PD days of Ottawa-area school boards for JK to Grade 6. We also offer a wide range of day camps during the summer for children in JK all the up to Grade 10.

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  • In our pottery studio, we provide:
    • Private pottery lessons
    • Seasonal pottery studio membership
    • Wheel throwing
    • Kids clay and youth pottery

    The studio is available for members to use when there are no classes. Hours are posted in the studio.

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  • Fitness Centre

    We provide access to cardiovascular exercise machines, free weights, and resistance bands in a quiet, welcoming environment. Read more
  • Birthday Parties

    Skip the work and plan your next birthday party with OSCA, where we offer a fun place to party with friends and family.

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News

  • Ottawa Grassroots Festival Line-Up: April 25-28, 2019

    Ottawa Grassroots Festival Line-Up: April 25-28, 2019 Ottawa Grassroots will deliver a tapestry of iconic folk, Indigenous beats, and Franco-Ontarian soundscapes with a full roster of performers and workshops by a beautiful spectrum of established and emerging artists. The festival returns to the acoustically rich venue of Southminster United Church, April 25-28, 2019 in Old Ottawa South.
    Friday, 19 April 2019 16:50
  • Future LAC/Ottawa Public Library Joint Facility

    Public Consultations on Layout The architectural firms designing the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Ottawa Public Library (OPL) joint facility are seeking your comments, ideas, and suggestions about the new building, which will open in the heart of the National Capital Region in 2024. How will the LAC, OPL, and common areas be laid out? How do you envision the outdoor spaces and their views of the surrounding landscapes? Come hear the architects’ proposals and share your thoughts on these topics and others.
    Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:19
  • OSCA Bike Rally & Rodeo 2019

    OSCA Bike Rally & Rodeo 2019 Capital Spokes Bike Rally Gaining Speed The Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo has a little bit of something for everyone! On the first weekend in June, beginning Friday, May 31st, the Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) in partnership with the Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC) will host the second Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo.
    Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:23
  • Youth & Junior Youth Nights Spring 2019

    Youth & Junior Youth Nights Spring 2019 Spring Youth & Junior Youth Nights at the Firehall Join us for an AMAZING lineup of Youth Nights this Spring. Read more to hear about the awesome themes we have planned.
    Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:49
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  • New Official Plan

    New Official Plan Did you know the City of Ottawa is working on a NEW Official Plan? Find out what it's all about!
    Friday, 12 April 2019 15:41
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Featured Events


Apr 26

OSCA Jr Youth Night: Pirate Party

Join us on Friday, April 26th at The Firehall for Junior Youth Night PIRATE PARTY! Sign up using barcode JRYN0426. 

Junior Youth Nights are $13 and for children in grades 3&4 and unlike our older Youth Nights, preregistration mandatory, this is because we serve a tasty meal so we need to know just how much to prepare! Themes for Jr Youth Night change each event! Questions or comments about the meal? Feel free to contact us at firehallcoordinators [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca. 



Apr 26

OSCA Youth Sports Night Grades 5-7

Want to spend an awesome night playing sports with your friends? Join us on April 26th at Hopewell Public School from 6:00-7:30 pm. Youth Sports Nights are $4.00 drop-in and are for children grades 5 & 7. 



May 03

OSCA Youth Night: Muggle Madness

Join us on Friday, May 3rd for MUGGLE MADNESS! Sign up using barcode YN0503.

Youth Nights are $7.00 and for children in grades 5-7. We encourage you to pre-register for these events, but we do allow drop-ins. There are always snacks available for purchase at our Youth Night Canteen and themes change each Youth Night! 



May 07

OSCA Annual General Meeting

Join OSCA and the community at our AGM on Tuesday, May 7th 2019 from 7:00-10:00 pm. There will be a chance to meet members from your community and learn more about your community association. Interested in joining the Board? Read more about Board Recruitment here. 



May 10

OSCA Youth Night: Movie Night!

Join us on Friday, May 10th at The Firehall for MOVIE NIGHT! Sign up using barcode YN0510. Movie to be announced!

Youth Nights are $7.00 and for children in grades 5-7. We encourage you to pre-register for these events, but we do allow drop-ins. There are always snacks available for purchase at our Youth Night Canteen and themes change each Youth Night! 



May 24

OSCA Jr Youth Night: Wild West

Join us on Friday, May 24th at The Firehall for Junior Youth Night WILD WEST! Sign up using barcode JRYN0524. 

Junior Youth Nights are $13 and for children in grades 3&4 and unlike our older Youth Nights, preregistration mandatory. This is because we serve a tasty meal so we need to know just how much to prepare! Themes for Jr Youth Night change each event! Questions or comments about the meal? Feel free to contact us at firehallcoordinators [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca.



May 31

Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo

Join us on the first weekend of June 2019!

  • Friday May 31st: Kick-off dinner OTLBC
  • Saturday June 1st: Volunteer training & bike tune-ups
  • Sunday June 2nd: Bike Rally & Rodeo (Windsor Park) & Brunch at OTLBC

Read more about this year's event and view maps of the routes here.



May 31

OSCA Youth Night: Red and Black Lumberjack BBQ

Join us on Friday, May 31st at The Firehall for RED & BLACK LUMBERJACK BBQ NIGHT! Sign up using barcode YN0531. Red & black (and REDBLACKS gear) is encouraged!

Youth Nights are $7.00 and for children in grades 5-7. We encourage you to pre-register for these events, but we do allow drop-ins. There are always snacks available for purchase at our Youth Night Canteen and themes change each Youth Night! 



Jun 08

Green Dreamers Plant Drive

The Green Dreamers are holding a Spring Plant Drive on Saturday, June 8th from noon to 3 pm at the Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library.  We are asking for donations from you of the plants that are healthy, local, hardy and drought-resistant.  We would love perennials like shade-loving hostas, always blooming black-eyed susans and daisies, fragrant peonies, sturdy stonecrop, and walkable thyme. These plants would be used at the Sunnyside branch, The Firehall, and Bank Street corners between the two bridges.  Please no shrubs, bushes, or trees and remember to drop them off potted and labelled.

We are also looking for volunteers – if you have a green thumb or an interest in developing one while also giving back to the community, please consider becoming a Green Dreamer.  You can chat with the Green Dreamers at the Spring Plant Drive or email, Christine Bradley.



Jun 14

OSCA Jr Youth Night: Pharaohs and Mummies

Join us on Friday, June 14th at The Firehall for Junior Youth Night PHARAOHS & MUMMIES! Sign up using barcode JRYN0614. 

Junior Youth Nights are $13 and for children in grades 3&4 and unlike our older Youth Nights, preregistration mandatory. This is because we serve a tasty meal so we need to know just how much to prepare! Themes for Jr Youth Night change each event! Questions or comments about the meal? Feel free to contact us at firehallcoordinators [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca.



Community Events


Apr 24

Doors Open for Music: Harke, Harke!

Six centuries of music for the viola da gamba, from Europe and the British Isles to modern day Montreal, featuring virtuoso Margaret Little on the bass viol.



Apr 24

Learn and Explore Speaker's Series

Karen Walker will talk about what she learned about the Israel-Palestine conflict during a recent trip. The group that she travelled with met with 23 different organizations and individuals with a particular role, story, or point of view to share including the Canadian ambassador, a representative of the PLO, a UN agency, a member of the Knesset and various NGOs.



Apr 26

E-Waste Recycling

Drop off your used electronics (computers, cell phones, TVs, monitors, cameras, small appliances, stereos, speakers, anything with a cord), used batteries and used metals. Collection hours: April 26 4pm-7pm, April 27 9am-1pm, and April 28 9am-1pm. On April 27th some fun Earth Day activities are planned, so bring the whole family!



Apr 27

Ottawa Transit Riders Founding Meeting / Launch Party

Join in as this newly formed group votes on a mandate and structure and holds elections for a Board of Directors. If you care about making transit in Ottawa better, come and get involved. RSVP.



Apr 28

Ottawa Brahms Choir Spring Concert 'Rebirth'

Under the direction of Christopher Askwith, accompanied by pianist Svetlana Logigan, the Ottawa Brahms Choir invites you to its annual Spring concert. Music includes work from Brahms, Bach, Rutter, Gauntlett, and many more! 



Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade
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Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community
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OSCA's mission

Our Goals

OSCA builds a strong sense of community and engages the residents of OOS through its various programs, services and activities.

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613-247-4946