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Are you interested in being a Girls+ Skate 613 instructor?

Are you interested in being a Girls+ Skate 613 instructor?

We’re looking for volunteers to help us out on an exciting new community partnership with Interval House! Interval House of Ottawa is committed to ending the cycle of violence and to empowering women and children who are victims of violence. They provide emergency shelter for…

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Berrigan Skatepark Grand Opening Recap

Berrigan Skatepark Grand Opening Recap

On Saturday, Oct. 15, Ottawa’s skateboard community celebrated the grand opening of Berrigan Skatepark in Barrhaven.  The official ribbon cutting took place with the support of Mayor Jim Watson accompanied by Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder and local skater Adam ‘Polski’ Wawrzynczak. MP Chandra Arya was also in…

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Girls+ Skate 613 Receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Girls+ Skate 613 Receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Congratulations to Girls+ Skate 613 on receiving the Mayor’s City Builder Award today at City Hall! From the City of Ottawa: The Mayor’s City Builder Award is a civic honour created to recognize an individual, group or organization that has, through their outstanding volunteerism or…

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An Update from Girls+ Skate 613: Summer Sessions

An Update from Girls+ Skate 613: Summer Sessions

We’re shaking things up! Due to a change in programming at McNabb Community Centre, the indoor skatepark where we have traditionally held our Girls+ Skate 613 summer sessions is no longer available. So we are hitting the road to outdoor skate parks across Ottawa instead!…

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Clean Up Charlie Park Recap

Clean Up Charlie Park Recap

OSCA was on­hand on Saturday, April 30 at McNabb to clean up Charlie Park and the surrounding area. Joined by McNabb Community Garden, McNib Garden Group, Centretown Citizens Community Association and a local parent group, we gave the park a much­ needed spring clean! Thanks…

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Thank you to Kosmic & Organizers Provides.

Thank you to Kosmic & Organizers Provides.

We are hugely grateful to Kosmic and Provides. for their recent donation of $1,000 to OSCA! These funds come from a coat check run by OSCA volunteers in March during Kosmic, an annual art event hosted by Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism…

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Sexy Car Wash Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined us for last month’s sexy car wash for Queer Pride! Proceeds from the day’s event went to OSCA and Ten Oaks Project, a charitable, volunteer-driven organization that engages and connects children and youth from LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit,…

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McLeod: There are many ways skateboarding improves our communities

McLeod: There are many ways skateboarding improves our communities

Great article in Ottawa Citizen about the benefits of supporting skateboarding in communities and changes that can help end the marginalization of the skateboarding community. Shoutouts to the hard work of FOR PIVOTS SAKE being recognized and Antique Skate Shop for setting up the board…

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Xtremely Friendly Softball Tourney 2015

Xtremely Friendly Softball Tourney 2015

Thanks to Monday’s Xtremely Friendly Softball League – Ottawa Chapter tournament, approximately $3,000 has been raised for a Girls Only Skateboard Camp in Summer 2016!!! Huge thank you to Guillaume for organizing the event and partnering with OSCA again this year to help Ottawa’s skate…

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Charlie Bowins Skate Park

Charlie Bowins Skate Park

This morning, Somerset ward councillor Catherine McKenney brought to council the motion to name the new McNabb park after Charlie. It passed! We were lucky to witness how Charlie inspired those around him through skateboarding during the years we had with him and are so…

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