Overbrook Family Day, OCA Fundraiser with the Ottawa 67’s and more

OCA Family Day event

Fundraiser for OCA with the Ottawa 67’s (click on image for link)

OCA supports Councillor McKenney’s call to declare a housing emergency in Ottawa (click on image for link)

Community Event – Bike Minds – tales of the bicycle

Picture a cyclist, and what do you see – a well-to-do downtowner riding a “fixie”, or a sporty suburbanite clad in Lycra? Look a little deeper though, and you may be surprised by what you find.

BIKE MINDS is a storytelling event where positive and inspiring bike-related stories are shared in front of a live audience from a diverse range of storytellers. Our mission is to change the way you think about people who ride bikes.

Since 2018, we’ve run nearly a dozen events in the Toronto area, where we’ve heard stories from a wide range of backgrounds, including newcomers, neighbours, civil servants, and community leaders, who’ve all had unique and powerful experiences related to cycling. Now in 2020, BIKE MINDS is officially launching in Ottawa!

Join us at the Mill St Brew Pub 555 Wellington  (on the Ottawa River MUP and just a 10 minute walk from Pimisi and Lyon O-Train stations) on Wednesday January 29th for this free exciting event launch!

6:30PM – Doors open, mix & mingle (cash bar)

7:00PM – Event startsLINEUP:
Paul Galipeau: adventure cyclist, route builder, one-man hype squad
Christina Bouchard: explorer, designer, planner and public institution builder
Shawn Smith: father, transportation engineer, nature-lover
Cécile Lecoq: French and Canadian, transit geek, cycling advocate
Linda Collette: Free Spirit, Self-propelled commuter, nature lover
+ More to be announced soon!

The bicycle supports the first steps of newcomers to the city, brings us closer to friends and family, and teaches us more about ourselves than we ever could have imagined. Whether you’re a casual rider, a passionate advocate, or simply a fan of great storytelling, we hope you’ll join us in celebration of all the bicycle has to offer, at this positive and inclusive event.

Bulletin December 20 – Bulletin 20 décembre

In this bulletin – Dans ce bulletin
1. Operation Big Turkey – Free Christmas Eve dinner
2. Register for City Lab
3. Fraud Warning: SIM Card Swapping (Ottawa Police)

Operation Big Turkey

City Labs

Synapcity’s City Lab a 6-week experiential learning program bringing together students and residents from all walks of life. Participants will learn how to become a more effective citymaker and collaborate with others to make a difference in our city.

Registration Deadline – February 5th 2020

More information here – https://synapcity.ca/workshop/city-lab-winter-2020/

Fraud Warning: SIM Card Swapping

The Ottawa Police Service Fraud Unit is advising the community of recent scams involving “SIM card swapping.”  This is a scam that is affecting consumers all over North America. 

More information here – https://www.ottawapolice.ca/Modules/News/index.aspx?newsId=9c2e47fa-072e-48b1-b3d6-4162b9efca7f

Significant loss for our community

We are deeply saddened by the death of Jo Stinson, a beloved member of OCA’s Board, on December 2. Jo has given extraordinary friendship, leadership and many other gifts to her communities in Overbrook and beyond. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends. We will join with them to celebrate Jo’s life at a service on Sunday, December 15 from 1 pm to 3 pm at Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home, 180 Montreal Road.


Bulletin December 3rd / 3 décembre 2019

In this Bulletin

  • City – Open House for Montreal-Blair Transit Priority Corridor – Dec 4
  • Ward 13 – Overbrook Consultation on City’s Official Plan – Dec 10
  • Ottawa 67s fundraiser for our association

City – Open House for Montreal-Blair Transit Priority Corridor Consultation – December 4th 2019

The City of Ottawa invites you to the first public open house for the Montreal-Blair Road Transit Priority Corridor (St. Laurent Boulevard to Shefford Road, and 1.2 km north of Montreal Road to Blair Station) Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study. Public Open House Details are:

  • Date: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 to 8.30 pm (drop-in format)
  • Place: Pat Clark Community Centre, Gymnasium ( 4355 Halmont Dr, Gloucester, ON K1J 8W6, OC Transpo Route #24, Parking is available)

The following will be presented at the open house:

  • An overview of the study objectives, need and opportunities, existing conditions and study progress to-date
  • Evaluation of alternative solutions
  • Alternative design options
  • Next steps

Ward 13 Official Plan Consultation – December 10th 2019

Join Councillor Rawlson King and talk about the future of our communities. Come and provide input on Ottawa’s new Official Plan! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ward-13-official-plan-consultation-tickets-83817358977

Ottawa 67’s fundraiser for Overbrook Community Association

The Ottawa 67’s have generously offered us discounted tickets at 20$ and 5$ of each ticket sold will be donated to our association. Invite friends and family to this great night out and great opportunity to support our association.


Bulletin – 20 November / 20 novembre

In this bulletin:
> GONG events this weekend
> OCA meeting Thursday / Réunion de l’ACO le jeudi
> Tree of Life ceremony, Dec 1
> Community get-together and food bank fundraiser, Dec 6
> Neighbourhood Resource Teams Research Results, Dec 16

GONG events this weekend – NOT to be missed!

The Overbrook Community Association and RED DOORS Studio of Hong Kong are partnering to offer FOUR special experiential workshops on Friday and Saturday using the powerful sound of meditation gongs to relax renew and restore:

Tickets at Eventbrite.

OCA Board meeting, Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. / Réunion du conseil de l’ACO, le jeudi 21 novembre à 19 h

Everyone is welcome!

  • Meet Board members and neighbours and bring your issues to the “open mic” session;
  • Learn more about tree planting, safety and the Rideau River project in Overbrook;
  • And more…

The meeting will take place at the Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill St. Note new start time of 7 p.m. See you there!

BFO Ottawa’s Tree of Life Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony, December 1

Bereaved Families of Ontario, Ottawa Region invites you to join them in remembering and celebrating loved ones from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 280 Beechwood Avenue.

Don’t forget! Community get-together and fundraiser for our food bank, December 6

Presentation on Vanier-Overbrook Neighbourhood Resource Teams Research Results, Dec 16

Carleton University MBA students will present their key findings from the survey and focus groups on community policing in Vanier-Overbrook. The findings will inform decisions on the direction of the Neighbourhood Resource Team program.