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Natural Cleaning and Laundry Products Workshops

Isabel Hunter OSCA WorkshopTwo new workshops are coming to the Ottawa South Community Centre: How to Make Your Own Natural Laundry Products and How to Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products.

These three-hour workshops will be held on Sunday afternoons from 1-4:00 pm on November 8, 2015, for the laundry and on November 15, 2015, for the cleaning.

Making your own natural products benefits people, pets and the planet. Plus, you will save oodles of money.


Fall 2015 Programs

The OSCA Program Committee and City of Ottawa staff are proud to offer you the 2015 Fall selection of programs: Download our PDF program guide to learn about the great courses and activities.

Registration dates:

Preschool, Child, and Youth programs:

Online: Tuesday, September 1 at 8:00 pm
In-person: Wednesday, September 2 at 9:00 am

Adult Programs:

Online: Wednesday, September 2 at 8:00 pm
In-person: Thursday, September 3 at 9:00 am

Online Registration for October After 4 and Breakfast Club Is Open

We noticed that parents have been having difficulty registering for the October sessions of After 4 and Breakfast Club through their online family profiles. It was still possible to register for the month in-person at the Old Ottawa South Community Centre (260 Sunnyside Avenue), and by phone at 613-247-4946. The issue has since been resolved, and you will now be able to register online as well.


Look Club: Walking With Our Sisters

logo carleton university art galleryOn Wednesday, September 30th at 2 p.m, Look Club will be meeting at the Carleton University Art Gallery to visit and then discuss the current exhibition, Walking With Our Sisters, a commemorative art installation honouring the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people of Canada and the USA. You can read more about the installation on the Carleton University Art Gallery's website. Find out more about this ongoing club in the OSCA Fall Program Guide.


Fall Program Highlight: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

HIIT WebsiteHigh intensity interval training (HIIT) is a new program at the Firehall, and is a type of cardio training in which you alternate short, very high intensity intervals with longer, slower intervals to recover. This type of training has been used by athletes to improve performance, but it’s also been shown to benefit the average exerciser. HIIT training not only helps performance, it also improves the ability of the muscles to burn fat.


Fall Program Highlight: NERF Mania!

Nerf DartsGet your kids off the couch on Saturday afternoons to join their friends for everything to do with NERF! Meet at Hopewell School’s large gym and play a variety of exciting NERF based games in a fun, safe and active environment. All they need are runners and protective eyewear.


Fall Program Highlight: Lights and the City - Acrylic Painting

bhat boyThis night painting class explores the colours and drama of the city at night. With an emphasis on pizzazz rather than realism, we will draw from Marc Chagall’s use of colour and composition to create dynamic paintings. Courses are entertaining and informative, with an emphasis on fun whether you already know how to paint or not. Tea and cookies served at break.


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Call the Firehall at 613-247-4946