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!

NCC – Youth Engagement in City Building

As we plan for the future of the Capital, we must not forget to include the voices of millennials and Generation Z. After all, they will be the ones implementing these plans!

At our next Capital Urbanism Lab on April 6, we’ll explore how various groups are engaging youth in city building to strengthen our communities. Our guest speakers will address how they empower youth to take action on local issues, such as housing, transportation and community development.

More information available on the NCC Website.

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:

RSCA Monthly Meeting – March 23

The next RSCA meeting is Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Rideauview Community Centre at 8 pm and as always, is open to all residents! Key presentations this month:

  • Community policing in Riverside South – Constable Vanderwater
  • Current RSCA initiatives: Youth Wellness Fair; Flag Program; Spring Clean-Up; Little Free Library
  • RSCA Community Survey

We hope to see you there – bring a neighbour!

Attachment: Meeting Agenda for March 23rd

Canada Flag Program

The RSCA is excited to launch this patriotic annual program in celebration of our country’s 150th birthday!  This initiative was inspired by a program hosted by the 5th Orangeville Scouts. The purpose is to inspire national pride by putting up Canada Day flags at participants’ homes on key Canadian holidays.  The flags would be installed on lawns by volunteers in the week preceding Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day, and then removed in the week after.

The cost for this service is $40 per year.  To register, please visit our Canada Flag Program Page.