Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • 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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  • 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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  • Adult Programs

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

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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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  • Selective Traffic Enforcement Program

    Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) focus for the month of October is on distracted driving and speeding violations.
    Friday, 13 October 2017 12:12
    Tags: traffic safety
  • Music at Trinity: Sat. Oct. 21, 2017

    Ebonies in Harmony is a two clarinet-one piano trio featuring Sylvie Duchesneau (clarinet-bass clarinet) and Roxanne Léveillé (clarinet) and myself, Fabien Tousignant (piano). We invite you to experience a wonderful repertoire which blends the virtuosity and “velouté” of these instruments. We have put together a nice programme of some favorites of the classical repertoire arranged for two clarinets and piano, along with pieces written specifically for this kind of ensemble. You will have the opportunity to hear works by Mendelssohn, Ponchielli, Dvořák, some Klezmer and more.
    Friday, 13 October 2017 08:04
    Tags: concert events
  • Ontario Bill 139 and OMB Changes

    The Ontario Legislature's Standing Committee on Social Policy is accepting written submissions regarding "Bill 139, An Act to enact the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 and the Local Planning Appeal Support Act, 2017 and to amend the Planning Act, the Conservation Authorities Act and various other Acts". Bill 139 will change the planning appeal system in Ontario. The Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") would be replaced by a new Local Planning Appeal tribunal. Among the proposed changes, a Local Planning Appeal Support Centre would be created to provide free planning advice and legal representation in certain cases.
    Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:07
  • The Wednesday Night Dabblers at Life of Pie

    Recent paintings by Randy Cameron and John Bond are on display from October 5 'til November 30, 2017 at Life of Pie, 1134 Bank St.
    Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:43
    Tags: art
  • Planning Primer II: Development Review and Implementation

    The Planning, Infrastructure, and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of free, half-day courses. You can register for the Planning Primer II: Development Review and Implementation course until October 19, 2017. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.
    Tuesday, 10 October 2017 09:53
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Featured Events

Nov 26

Christmas Craft Show

OSCA is excited to present this year's Christmas Craft Show featuring handmade items from local artists and artisans. Sunday, November 26 from 10am to 4pm you will be able to find all sorts of gifts and holiday creations at The Firehall! 

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Dec 10

Breakfast with Santa

We are so excited to present this year's Breakfast with Santa at The Firehall! On Sunday, December 10th we welcome you and your family to come down and have breakfast with Santa and the OSCA team.  From 10:30 am-12:30 pm we will be celebrating with Santa himself! 

There will be a free pancake breakfast for the first 150 people. You can enjoy face painting, crafts, cookie decorating, and other activities. Free admission! We only ask that you bring a donation of a food item for the Ottawa Food Bank! 

See you there! 

Community Events

Oct 25

Doors Open for Music: Autumnal Beef

The mighty Prime Rib Big Band is back in full swing with its fall session featuring a brand-new set of Ed Lister arrangements and originals. Ed Lister, trumpet, compositions, M.D.; Nicholas Dyson, trumpet, flugelhorn; Mark Ferguson, trombone; Michael Schultz, trombone; Zakari Frantz, alto saxophone; Petr Cancura, tenor saxophone; Brian Asselin, tenor saxophone; Richard Page, baritone saxophone; Clayton Connell, piano; JP Lapensee, bass; Jamie Holmes, drums.

Oct 25

Abbotsford Learn & Explore

Amy Pitkethly from Royal Lepage Performance will be leading a discussion: Downsizing with Compassion.  She will be joined by Judy Robinson from Senior Moves as she shares 20 years of experience supporting seniors as they transition to new homes.  Amy McConnell from Tea and Toast will also be discussing how she can help navigate the many choices of retirement residences in Ottawa.  

Oct 26

Opening a Food Business in Ottawa

Learn about business licence categories, home-based business regulations, and permit and legislation requirements for all types of food premises. Offered in partnership with Joanne Cléroux, Business Information Officer, City of Ottawa. Register.

Oct 27

Everyday Heroes: Inspirational Stories from Men and Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

Bestselling author Jody Mitic brings together veterans and active military personnel from across Canada to tell us, in their own words, what it means to answer the call of duty. Part of Ottawa Writers Festival.

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

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