November 30 get-together and fundraiser for RRCRC

If you have not heard already, the RPRA (Rockcliffe Park Residents Association) is again launching a community fund raising campaign to benefit the FOOD BANK at the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre ( The goal of $25k is ambitious but possible.

For the first time, the launch event will be held at the Parish Hall of the Church of St Bartholomew at 125 Mackay Street on November 30th from 6 -8 p.m. There will be FOOD and DRINK as well as MUSIC provided by a quartet from the OTTAWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. There will also be a SILENT AUCTION for various items donated by local and regional businesses.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased on line by following the link below:

Please note that the RIDEAU SPORTS CENTRE is also offering a FREE one-time Yoga or Fitness Pass to all ticket holders.

Please come and join your neighbours and friends at this special event!



OCA Annual Report 2017-18

If you missed last week’s AGM, you can take a look at the OCA Annual Report 2018 to see what Directors, members and other volunteers have been doing in the past year to keep our neighbourhood vibrant and caring – everything from advocacy on public safety and planning & development matters to community events to park clean-ups to musical productions…

Ten current and three new Directors of the Board were acclaimed at the AGM. To find out who they are, click here: OCA Board 2018-19

CBC: “Daylight shootings worry Overbrook residents”

CBC videojournalist, Matthew Kupfer, came to OCA’s AGM last week to follow up on the November 8 shooting at Queen Mary and Lola Streets. He talked to residents, OCA board members and Councillor Tobi Nussbaum about safety concerns and what more can be done. The CBC news article copied below is posted at:  Note that Councillor Nussbaum is planning a consultation with residents on Dec. 4 at Lorenzo’s Pizza to identify community priorities. Stay tuned for more details.  Continue reading

Overbrookies take to the stage again!