Old Ottawa South Community Association

Southminster Development Proposal

The City of Ottawa planning report regarding the proposal for 1040 Bank Street, that is, the Southminster Church property, is now available. The conclusion from the report:


Planning Primer Heritage Elective

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 Heritage Elective course until November 17, 2017. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.


Stairwell Carollers 40th Anniversary Concert

On Friday November 24, 2017 residents of Old Ottawa South will for the first time get to hear in their home area one of Ottawa’s top choral groups, the Stairwell Carollers, as they present a special 40th anniversary concert at Southminster United Church.

This is a benefit concert for the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization, OCISO, and its work with refugees and immigrants here in Ottawa. It is also a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Stairwell Carollers in 2017-18, as well as OCISO’s own 40th anniversary coming up in 2018. OCISO is thrilled that CBC Ottawa’s Adrian Harewood has agreed to be the MC for this double anniversary concert.


Southminster Development Proposal at City Planning Committee

Save the Date: Tues. Nov. 28, 2017

The Southminster Redevelopment Proposal will be heard and voted on by the City of Ottawa's Planning Committee on November 28th, 2017. The meeting will take place at City Hall, 110 Laurier West starting at 9:30 a.m. The meeting room and order of the agenda are to be announced. Watch the City's e-agenda for details.


Job Opportunity: Windsor Rink Attendant

The rink attendant is responsible for creating a positive atmosphere for all participants at the Windsor Park rink. Through monitoring the rinks while in operation, attending to any first-aid issues that may arise, clearing the ice surface, and enforcing the rules of the rink, the rink attendant creates an engaging and fulfilling experience for recreation and facility participants. We are looking for fun, well organized and skilled individuals who enjoy skating and are able to work both independently and as part of a team. 

See the job description attached. If you meet the requirements listed in the description we would love to hear from you! 

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Learning in Retirement - Winter 2018

The Learning in Retirement program at Carleton University is pleased to announce the upcoming session scheduled for winter of 2018. This session will feature twelve unique and exciting lecture series, two writing workshops, and six language workshops.

Registration for the Winter 2018 Session will begin on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Al Williams gets his wings from Air Commodore Dave Harding, 14 August 1942.

Remembrance Day Feature: My D-Day

Al Williams grew up in Old Ottawa South until he left to join the RCAF during the war. He still has a connection here in activities at the Firehall. His OOS story can be found in the online OSCAR archives for April 2017.

We had heard rumours that a second front was in preparation and the Battle of Normandy was going to begin sometime soon. That was in February 1944; we didn’t know what our role would be, but we had some months to prepare for it. I had been flying Ansons and Hudsons and we all had to be switched over to DC-3’s, that is “Dakotas” (or “Daks”).

Ali, Emad, and Ghassan reunited with their mother, Sawsan, and sister, Sara.

Three Brothers and a Baby! OSCRS Unites Families

Members of the Ottawa South Committee for Refugee Sponsorship (OSCRS) hosted a welcome party for brothers: Ali, Emad, and Ghassan on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Joining them was their mother, Sawsan, and sister Sara. Sawsan beams, recollecting how much it means to have her three sons by her side. Based on her looks of pure joy, it’s easy to see how delighted she is to be with her sons again.


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