FCA Transportation Workshop and Survey – April 8

The Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa – Transportation Committee is holding a half-day workshop on building a new Transportation Master Plan for the city.  The workshop will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8:30 am to 1 pm at Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Rd.

For more details, including a survey and how to RSVP please follow this link:


Outdoor Rinks – 2017 Season Recap

The Riverside South Community Association maintains outdoor rinks in Boothfield Park, Spratt Park, Mountain Meadows Park, and Nimiq Park through the commitment and support of local volunteers, as well as sponsorship from the City of Ottawa. The RSCA would like to thank all the volunteers for the many hours they spent ensuring our community had great ice surfaces this season!

Boothfield: David Raganold (coordinator), Ziad Bou-Ziad, Jeff McGregor, Philip Clement, Carlo Versace, Geordie Adams, and Fred Boisvenue.

Spratt Rink: Fraser Thom (coordinator), Trevor Zuccato, Darren Unchman, Samuel du Perron, Chris Hill, Greg Tessario, Mark Albright, Mark Wiebe, Steve Strickey, Chris Kingsbury, Nick Varty, Casey Hanson, Chris Dales, Adam Blackadder, Grant Tessario, Pete Cantrell, Derek Corneil, Mike Cummings, Cary Viitaniemi, and Mark Vanasse.

Nimiq: John Carson (coordinator), Bill Johnston, Darrell Wiggins, Dave Bowering, JM Voltan, James Goff, John Brayman, John Buttler, and Vlad Mahu.

Mountain Meadows: Jason St.Pierre (coordinator), John Grochot, Sean O’Hagan, Steve Volk, Sam Osman, John Mundy, John Oliveira, and Naz Ghadban.

Phase 13 Construction Project – Tree Cutting Plan

Developer Urbandale will begin the tree removal process next week in their next phase of development south of Earl Armstrong Rd. in accordance with the tree preservation plan.

To view the affected areas please see the attached pdf.

The sections of the map bounded by the orange line indicate the tree cutting area; only the trees to the left of the purple shaded plot will be cut at this time. Yellow shaded areas to the left will not be included during this round of removal as these areas relate to potential parks and schools – those to the right will not be touched until next year or later, they will be part of the future urban core (mixed use, commercial, etc.).

For further information, please contact Bruce Lindsay, RSCA President at president@riversidesouth.org or Marcel Denomme, Urbandale  Director of Planning at mdenomme@urbandale.com

Spring Clean-Up and Festival – April 29

The Riverside South Spring Clean-Up and Festival will take place on Saturday, April 29th from 9 am to 12 pm. In order to participate, you are asked to check in at the Rideauview Community Centre sign-up booth and an area of the neighbourhood will be assigned to you. You will be supplied with everything you need (bags, gloves, etc).

The Tim Horton’s community cruiser will be there to provide you with free coffee and hot chocolate as you set out to clean-up. Ecology Ottawa will be handing out tree saplings of 4 different varieties (White Pine, White Spruce, Colorado Spruce and White Cedar) to our volunteers. There will be information booths, entertainment, and a fire truck from our local station will be there at 11 am.

We will be competing against Findlay Creek again for the Golden Garbage Can to see which community can collect the most garbage – circle April 29th on the calendar and help us defeat them for a second year in a row!

RSCA Community Garage Sale – Sat., June 3, 2017 – rain or shine

Each year in late spring, Ottawa residents flock to Riverside South for our annual community garage sale. Tons of children’s toys, household items, and kid’s lemonade stands litter the community’s driveways, to the delight of bargain hunters! Over 200 houses register each year, with the amount growing annually. The more registered garage sales on your street, the more patrons you will get, so register your’s and encourage your neighbours to do the same! The descriptions help garage sale attendees get to the houses that might have the treasures they are looking for, so get those posts up and get ready to clean out your garage!

To register/add your Garage Sale – click here!
(Please email the webmaster to make changes to an existing entry.)

Here are some options available to view registered garage sales in the neighbourhood:

Volunteers Needed – Can you Help?

Our community is growing and so too are our events. The 2016 events hosted by the RSCA were a huge success. We are poised for growth in 2017, but we need your help . . .

2017 Volunteering Opportunities

  • Spring Clean-Up – 10 volunteers
  • Canada Flag Program – 20 volunteers
  • Canada Day Events – 250 volunteers
  • Christmas Events – 100 volunteers
  • Ice Rink Maintenance – 10 volunteers/rink
  • RSCA Executive/Assistants – 20 volunteers
  • Community Safety – 5 volunteers

Students, adults and seniors are all encouraged to join our volunteer ranks
– this is a great way for high school students to get their required hours.

The first 100 volunteers to sign up for an event shift will each receive 1 free raffle ticket into the draw for the Volunteer Appreciation Package.

Sign up today!

The 2017 Riverside South Survey results are in!

The 2017 Riverside South Survey results are in! Packaged in an easy to read format for your reading pleasure, the survey covers a wide variety of issues that are important to you, your neighbours, and community stakeholders. Needs assessments were done for the following: pressing issues, activities for youth, services and housing for seniors, ‎arterial road safety, snow maintenance, parking, and general suggestions.

All 224 participant responses were taken into account, and are greatly appreciated by the RSCA. There are numerous take-aways for everyone, including seven major action-items for your RSCA.

The full report is available via download [RSCA 2017 Survey Report]

Survey Report Highlights: