Old Ottawa South Community Association

Bike Rally & Rodeo: Free passes for the first 12 volunteers!

We're quickly approaching OSCA's Bike Rally & Rodeo! And we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join us! The first 12 volunteers will be given a free day pass to the OTLBC and free bike tune-ups! Interested in knowing more about how you can get involved? Reach out to us at natasha [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca. You can read more info about the event and view maps here.

 

We hope to see you there! 

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Green Dreamers News and Our First Plant Drive

Green Dreamers News and Our First Plant Drive

Yes, it’s that time of year when the Green Dreamers share our latest news and invite you to our first ever plant drive to be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 between noon and 3:00 p.m!

The Green Dreamers are very pleased to have recently received a donation from the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association. This money will be put to good use at the Sunnyside Branch library garden. It is the largest site of the approximately twelve public and private sites along Bank Street that our volunteers tend to every spring, summer, and fall. This also includes the Firehall site and the rain gardens on Sunnyside Avenue. Without the hard work of these green thumbs you would still be driving past untended and weedy garden plots between the two bridges. Luckily for our community, four years ago David Chernushenko hatched the idea for a volunteer gardening group and the Ottawa South Community Association took it under its wing.

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Wanted: Snow Moles in Old Ottawa South

Wanted: Snow Moles in Old Ottawa South

Are you concerned about winter walking? Snow and ice can lead to difficulties getting where you want to go, especially for seniors, young school children, parents with strollers and toddlers, and people with mobility challenges. Falling and injuring yourself is a real concern. Some seniors become isolated when getting out is too difficult and miss opportunities to socialize with friends and family members.

Do you want to know how safe and accessible your neighbourhood is for winter walking?

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Community Gardening: Seasonal Cleanup

This is an invite to the clean up of the treed area on Canal Woods Terrace (formerly Bronson Place) for Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon: CANCELLED until the spring due to the frigid weather! 

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Recruiting for Boards and Committees

The City of Ottawa is recruiting volunteers to fill vacancies on a number of boards and committees. These volunteers can make a difference in the community by providing their expertise, knowledge, and professionalism. 

Several positions are available:

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September is Here!

September is Here!

Thank you to Green Dreamers who showed up Saturday & Sunday on this Labour Day Weekend. There were five of us who were able to squeeze in some time Saturday morning to spruce-up the Firehall, the two beds on Sunnyside at Bank, and the bed outside Hopewell School near the children's playground. Well done!

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Cedars’ August garden.

Green Dreamers Meetup: Sat. Sept. 1, 2018

Saturday, September 1st, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

I've been away most of August and I'm now back in town. I don't know how many of you are in Ottawa for the weekend (it's the Labour Day long weekend) but after talking to Brian Ure, we thought that we would let you know that we're in town and that we will be gardening this Saturday morning. We will meet at the Firehall.

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Rideau River view from the May Court Hospice.

Far from the Maddening Crowd

This summer the Green Dreamers toured the May Court Hospice Gardens. The gardens are not open to the public; they have been created as a private refuge for Hospice clients, their families, guests, staff, and volunteers. And so, we felt especially privileged to be welcomed as guests by volunteer gardeners & staff to this green oasis in the heart of Old Ottawa South.

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Something Different at the Firehall Sat. Jul. 21, 2018

Green Dreamers will meet at the Firehall Saturday, July 21st, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. We will have the help of 12 young volunteers (14-18 years) from Canada's CISV (Children's International Summer Villages). These young volunteers are travelling across Canada in a Peace Bus and volunteer their time in the different communities where they stop. 

Ottawa is one of their destination points. Kelly Campbell, an OSCA Board Member, is hosting the travellers. And on Saturday morning these young volunteers will show up at the Firehall to help us weed, mulch, and plant. After the Firehall they will likely visit the vegetable garden on Riverdale Avenue, created by Green Dreamer Brian Ure and Krysia Pazdzior (the benefactress of so many of our perennial plants).

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