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Start Write Workshop Returns to the Firehall

We had so much fun in Start Write last year that we’re bringing it back to Old Ottawa South this fall. Got a book you’re dying to write, but just can’t seem to get started? Why not join us.

Classes will run Sundays 10:00 am – 11:30 am on October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 2014.

Register at  before Friday, October 3, 2014.


Space Remaining in OSCA’s Fall 2014 Programs

The following fall courses still have space available. You can register online at


Haute Art Time

Arttimestudents-sCheck out some art work created by the incredible artists who take "Art Time" at the Firehall is this new online photo album found here. The students are full of talent, producing art work with dazzling results!


Fall 2014 Programs

fall-brochure-imageThe OSCA Program Committee and City of Ottawa staff are proud to offer you the 2014 Fall selection of programs: Download our PDF program guide to learn about the great courses and activities.

Registration Dates

Preschool, Child, and Youth
Online: September 3 at 8pm; In Person: September 4 at 9am.

Adult Programs
Online: September 4 at 8pm; In Person: September 5 at 9am.

Program Guide Corrections

Changes not included in the updated online version of the program guide: 

  • History of the American Comic Book: From Superman to Graphic Novel: Advertised as $67.50 (+$20 for course readings). Correct price: $45 (course readings are FREE).
  • Science Fiction Short Stories that Changed the World: Advertised as $67.50 (+$20 for course readings). Correct price: $45 (course readings are FREE).
  • Parent and Child Seasonal Pottery Workshop: Advertised as $100 per person, correct price is $50 per person. Clay is included in the cost.

Updated Program Guide

Please note the following course dates and/or time changes are included in the latest online version of program guide:


Reminder: Set Up Your OSCA Registration Family Profile

All registrants must create a password-protected profile for themselves and their family members before they can register for the program(s) of their choice. You can do this now and set up your Family Profile in advance of the opening of registration. Just click the red "Register Online" button to get started.


Refund Policy

All refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , unless otherwise noted.

Refund requests will be accepted prior to the second class.  All refund requests submitted after the second class will only be accepted with an accompanying medical note and a refund request form.  Please ask for a refund request at the Firehall front desk (260 Sunnyside Ave.).


OSCA Water Bottles For Sale at the Firehall

water-bottleOSCA is now selling metal water bottles for $20 each with the OSCA logo on them. These 750 ml bottles have the OSCA logo in your choice of either white or red. They are stainless steel 18/8 and are an 'Otterbottle' product. A  portion of sales will be donated to the David Suzuki Foundation.
Support the environment, support your own health,  and show your support for OSCA!  All remaining proceeds go to funding OSCA Firehall programs.

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