Ottawa Skateboard Community Association The Ottawa Skateboard Community Association (OSCA) is a non-profit organization that was founded to lobby the City of Ottawa to build more skateboard parks that are efficiently and effectively designed. - page 2

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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Clean Up Charlie Park!

Clean Up Charlie Park!

Join us this Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Charlie Bowins Skatepark for a spring clean-up!

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Peace Park Documentary – Ottawa Screening

Peace Park Documentary – Ottawa Screening

Original article: Jordan Wells Documentary By: David Bouthillier Photography By: Peace Park (Website coming soon) The first time David Boots saw the iconic movie Kids written by Harmony Korine was at the Mayfair Theatre during his time living in Ottawa in the mid ’90s. The…

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#YoloBus: Holiday Edition, Girls Only 163!

#YoloBus: Holiday Edition, Girls Only 163!

Ladies of the 613! OSCA has been fundraising for #girlsonly613 this year and we’re happy to be pitching in for the first ever Girls Only #YoloBus!  On December 23, we will be hitting up the Taz indoor skateboard park in Montreal. Taz is free for ladies on Wednesdays and…

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A Public Space that Grows with its Community

A Public Space that Grows with its Community

[o] Jordan Wiens One of the biggest barriers to skateboarding in Ottawa is defensive architecture. But if we go a step beyond architecture, a closely related challenge is the perception of public space and who is (or in what’s often the case, isn’t) entitled to use that…

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Mom’s Thank-You Letter

Mom’s Thank-You Letter

Inspiring article – and something we see happening every day in Ottawa’s skate community. If you are one of the many thousands who have shared this CBC article, take some time to look into what people in your own city are doing to inspire kids…

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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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Surfside Says Skate Contest!

Surfside Says Skate Contest!

Surfside says skate contest! This Sunday Sep. 20 @ 1:30PM #charliebowinsskatepark. It’s $5 to register which includes a hotdog & drink. (Good deal) OSCA will be behind the grill serving hot dogs – swing by to say hi and talk to us about local #skateboarding…

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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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