Canada Day Fireworks – Saturday, July 1

Last year was the 2nd year in a row the Riverside South and Findlay Creek Community Associations put on a professional fireworks display with spectacular results. This year, we’ve gone all out and doubled the fireworks display in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Northstar Fireworks will be back again this year showcasing their amazing pyrotechnics and we have great some entertainment lined up while you wait for dusk to fall.
Bring your picnic blankets and camp chairs, find a spot in the south field of Claudette Cain Park, and get ready for what promises to be a fantastic show!
8pm: At the south entrance to the park, the RSCA will be selling glow bracelets and a collection of novelty glow and fibre optic items at a reasonable price to help defray the cost of the fireworks. Here a few of the fun items that will be available.



8:00-9:00pm: Live music by 10 Cent Wings on the main stage! The band covers a broad range of music including Kings of Leon, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bruno Mars and much more

9:15-9:45pm: Get ready for the “deft fire-weaving skills, exquisite movements, and playful nature” of fire dancer Zola Molotov


10:00pm: Fireworks!

FYI…the wooded area around the gazebo between the north and south fields is blocked off as a safety perimeter around the fireworks staging area. If you are walking to the south field from the north end of the park, please take the path close to River Road. Though, for safety purposes, we encourage everyone to park at the plaza and cross at the traffic lights.

If you are interested in helping us fund this spectacular show, please click on the link to donate via Paypal!

Fireworks brought to you by:



Canada Day – Basketball Skills Competition

The Ottawa South Basketball Association has set up some fantastic skills competitions for this year’s Canada Day event!  From 10-12, they will be hosting the younger participants of the event with some fun basketball obstacle courses.  For the afternoon, they have some great skills competitions in place for kids ages 8-12 (and there may even be prizes for the winners)!  The afternoon skills competitions require pre-registration and can accommodate 15 kids per competition.

RSCA Canada Day Celebration – 2017

The 2017 edition of the Riverside South Canada Day festivities will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and is poised to be our biggest and best yet!
The community’s premier summer event is hosted by the Riverside South Community Association, marking the 15th year the association has hosted the annual celebration. Not only do we have a fantastic line up of activities during the day, but we also have an amazing evening program including professional fireworks!

Fun for the Whole Family 10:00am to 2:00pm at Claudette Cain Park
Please make your way to south entrance of the park to purchase fun passes and food tickets. Fun passes are required for all children ages 3-12 to access the rides.
Returning attractions:

  • Inflatable Rides*
  • Miniature Train
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides
  • Stage Shows
  • Balloons
  • Mini Golf
  • Cotton Candy
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Toddler Fun Zone
  • Face Painting

New this year:

  • Laser Tag
  • Zorbs*
  • Bubble Zone
  • Archery
  • New Inflatables* – including Carnival Games and a Rock-Climbing Wall
  • Second Miniature Train
  • Photo Booth
  • Lawn Games
  • Senior’s Info & Refreshment Tent

*Socks are recommended for these attractions

FUN PASSES ($10/each):
Includes unlimited access for children ages 3+ to the rides and entertainment at the event (excludes Pony Rides and food, which can be purchased separately). Pre-purchased fun passes can be picked up at the event starting at 9:45 in an express line.
Children over 12 and adults are free.
Purchase fun passes in advance


  • Battle of the Bands 10am-1pm (main stage)
  • Junkyard Symphony “Giants of Junk” 11am-12pm plus 30 minute workshop (south field)
  • Singing of O Canada 1pm (main stage)
  • Speeches by local politicians 1:10 (main stage)
  • Cake Cutting 1:30pm (main stage)

The BBQ is operated by volunteers and all food and drinks donated courtesy of Moncion’s Independent Grocer for the 13th year. The BBQ will be operational from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Food prices are listed below:

  • Hamburger or Veggie Burger = 2 tickets ($2.00)
  • Hot Dog = 1 ticket ($1.00)
  • Pop or Water = 1 ticket ($1.00)
  • 2 juice boxes = 1 ticket ($1.00)

BBQ and Beverage tickets can be purchased at the RSCA registration tent or in advance
Ice Cream: Merry Dairy is coming out to cool you off and tantalize your taste buds with a wonderful collection of ice cream!
Cake: We will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a cake cutting starting at approx. 1:30pm

The south parking lot next to the splash pad is restricted access (handicap and special parking), and the north parking lot will be barricaded, but attendees are welcome to use Moncion’s parking lot or the Riverview Park and Ride.


Don’t forget that this event is entirely volunteer run and staffed – won’t you please consider pitching in? We offer free food tickets for you, and free fun passes for your kids! Sign up for a shift

So amazing a separate article is required! Click here for full details

The Riverside South Community Association would not be able to create such a wonderful, family-friendly event at a reasonable price if it weren’t for all of our wonderful sponsors. A big, heartfelt thank you goes out to this year’s sponsors – please support them!





  • Pet Shoppe
  • Riverside South Animal Hospital
  • Tiny Hoppers, Riverside South
  • Douvris Martial Arts
  • E. Systems
  • Durowood Flooring
  • Connie Beaulieu, C.U. Fit Personal Training
  • Lisa Belanger, Mortgage Brokers Ottawa
  • Kim Lillico, Royal Lepage Team Realty
  • Gabriel’s Pizza
  • MacEwan’s, River Road
  • Riverside South Mini Storage


RSCA Monthly Meeting – June 15th

The next RSCA meeting is Thursday June 15, 2017 at Rideauview Community Centre at 8pm and as always is open to all residents. Presentations will include:

  • Updates on current RSCA initiatives – Canada Day Festivities, Canada Flag Program, RSCA Mascot
  • Seniors Group and Drop-In update
  • Riverside South Farmer’s Market

We hope you can join us!

Agenda: June 15, 2017

Heart of Champions Youth/Adult Softball Tournament in support of CHEO Cardiology

Local Riverside South Family Spearheading Softball Tourney for CHEO:

Many of us learned about Congenital Heart Disease, in particular, the condition Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia, when comedian Jimmy Kimmel recently shared the courageous story of his infant son in an emotional dialogue on television.

As the parents of an eight-year-old boy in our community, Heather and Graham Irvine have walked this same path with their child since his diagnosis of TOF/PA in utero. Logan has undergone three heart surgeries to date but thanks to CHEO is today a healthy and active child in our neighbourhood.

To date, the Irvine family and friends have raised over $80K to support local cardiac children including the purchase of a portable echocardiogram machine to aid in the earlier detection of cardiac issues and enhance cardiac care for children living in northern communities including Iqaluit.

Their next fundraising event will be held on Sat Aug 26th at Brewer Park (see enclosed poster for details). If you are looking for a fun activity for your children this summer to support a local family and give to CHEO this is it! This event is part of a larger fundraising initiative by Canadian Pacific’s CP Has Heart project where all monies raised will be matched up to $10K to aid in the renovation of CHEO’s outdated catheterization lab and intervention suite. Fun activities, prizes and the appearance of some special Superheroes will also be on hand at the event.

Special thanks to Charles Goodfellow, himself a cardiac patient at the Ottawa Heart Institute, who is a key sponsor and supporter of this event.