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

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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R.I.P. Charlie Bowins, 1987-2015

R.I.P. Charlie Bowins, 1987-2015

Photo by Julie Eaves. Sadly, as many of you have heard by now, we lost one hell of a human being this week. Charlie Bowins was a true original with a lust for life that was unparalleled to anyone we’ve known. It has been a…

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#1Squarefoot Wrap-up Party

#1Squarefoot Wrap-up Party

You may have heard over the past couple of months of the great news about McNabb Skate Park. With the help of our community, OSCA raised over $25,000 through the #1SquareFoot initiative over the past year, hosting a number of fundraising events and having community…

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Beau’s Oktoberfest Recap

Words by Adam Wawrzynczak Photography by Pat Bolduc Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. is awesome. Apart from making fantastic beer (which is enough reason to love them!), they are constantly participating in fun events with an inviting team that makes you feel like a welcomed…

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Several months ago, OSCA spent the winter working on an application for The Community Partnership Major Capital Program, a grant through the City of Ottawa that would match, dollar for dollar, what we raise for phase 2 of the McNabb Skate Park. Having to come…

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