Overbrook Community Garage Sale on Saturday, 13 May, 9 am – 2 pm

Start cleaning out your cupboards and basement now! Your unwanted stuff can be someone else’s treasure!

You can

  • Hold a sale at your place
  • Donate stuff to the Overbrook Community Association (our big fundraiser) by putting items at the curb by 8 am Saturday, 13 May marked “OCA”
  • Rent a table ($20), forms available at the Centre

Overbrook the Musical now has a cast!

The auditions last Sunday were a huge success! Over 30 people from the age of 7 to 72, speaking seven different languages, came to sing and show us their talent.

And what talent it was!  “Everyone can sing! We can work with them all in the musical,” enthused Eleanor Crowder, director.

But it’s not too late to join the cast and take part in this production! Send your name, contact information and a short video clip of you singing a song to info@overbrook.ca. We will get back to you with more information.

Eleanor was assisted at the auditions by Clémence Roy-Darisse, script-writer, who will now work with the cast in workshops that will build acting skills through improv, create bonds between core cast members and get a sense of the values and subjects important to the community.

We will also be organizing a song-writing workshop in the summertime. More information will be posted when the details are finalized.

For more information and photos, go to the Overbrook the Musical page by clicking on the logo at the right.

Opportunity to serve the community on the RRCRC Board

The Rideau-Rockliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) is looking for new Board members starting June 2017.  The RRCRC, located at 225 Donald St., is one of 13 members of the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres across Ottawa. The Coalition is a network of multi-service, community-based health and resource centres, which recognizes the importance of responding to the diversity of needs within local communities and pays particular attention to those members of the community who are most vulnerable and at risk.

The Centre offers a number of programs for local residents in Ward 13. To learn more about the Centre’s activities please have a look here.

We are looking especially for managerial, human resources and/or financial experience on our Board, but we will consider all applicants. The Board meets monthly, except for July and August, at the Centre. Meetings usually run about two hours long, and a light supper is provided.  An annual, fully-day Board retreat is held one weekend day in the fall.  There are several standing committees of the Board (Finance, Human Resources, Governance) and each Board member is expected to participate in at least one committee.

It is not necessary for you to be a resident in Ward 13 to join the Board, although it is an asset. Board member terms are two years in length and are renewable. An application form is available by contacting me.  We ask that all applications be submitted by May 31, 2017.  New Board members will be elected at the RRCRC’s Annual General Meeting in June 2017.

Thank you very much,

Lauren Touchant

Coordinator, Community Development and relations

Coordonnatrice, Relations et développement communautaire

120-225 rue Donald Street

Ottawa, ON  K1K 1N1

Tel: 613-745-0073 ext. 145