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 3

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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Sexy Car Wash 2015

Sexy Car Wash 2015

The Sexy Car Wash is back this summer! Suds, speedos, beer, patios, DJs and BBQ in support of Ten Oaks and For Pivots Sake/OSCA. On Sunday, August 23, join us for bias-free special events on Somerset Street from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Several exciting venues in…

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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 GRAND OPENING

OSCA x Antique x City of Ottawa  Saturday, July 4 at 11 a.m.  Come celebrate the life of our friend Chuck and the opening of the park made possible by this great community.  Join us for Charlie Bowins Best Trick, a ribbon cutting ceremony, HUF and…

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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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Girls Only Sessions

Girls Only Sessions

Girls Only Sessions have officially started up again! McNabb Park has opened its doors for summer programming, and Girls Only Sessions get even more time this summer, from 4-9 p.m. every Thursday. Extra boards will be on hand for those who want to join but…

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McNabb Park Update: Spring 2015

McNabb Park Update: Spring 2015

OSCA met last night to review our upcoming summer plans and projects, and to update members on the status of McNabb Skate Park. To fill everyone in on Charlie’s Park, OSCA submitted a commemorative naming application to the City of Ottawa to pay tribute to…

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Letters of Support – McNabb Skatepark

Letters of Support – McNabb Skatepark

Thank you to everyone who has sent in letters of support to help us with our application to the City of Ottawa to name the upcoming McNabb Park in memory of Charlie Bowins. Today, we’d like to share a letter of support written by Adam…

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Charlie’s Impact on the Skate Community – CBC

Charlie’s Impact on the Skate Community – CBC

Great piece on CBC Ottawa Morning about Charlie’s impact on the skate community and the efforts to name McNabb Park after him. http://www.cbc.ca/player/AudioMobile/Ottawa%20Morning/ID/2658394468/

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Donate to For Pivot’s Sake

Donate to For Pivot’s Sake

“Hey Guys!” Take a good look at that unforgettable smile and remember for a moment, how it changed your life. Sadly, this past Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015, Charlie Bowins, our kindest, friendliest, happiest and most courageous son, friend and brother passed away suddenly and unexpectedly,…

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