OCL Playschool September 2021 registrations open!

Two children in the clouds above text reading OCL playschool

Our wonderful teacher Lisa Pirnak has a natural ability to relate to and communicate with her students. She’ll help you little one aged 3-5 develop motor, social, and cognitive skills in a fun and encouraging environment! Starting at $100* Mondays, Wednesdays, and Optional Friday. Register online at ottewell.ca/community/oclplayschool

If you have any questions please contact our Playschool Director Jason McLean at playschoolocl@gmail.com.

Michael Mysterious Oct 14-24

Join Pyretic Productions for Michael Mysterious, from October 14-24, 2021, at La Cité Francophone, 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury.

Due to the updated provincial health restrictions, Pyretic Productions are implementing the Restriction Exemption program. For their updated policy, please visit www.pyreticproductions.ca

When Michael’s grandmother dies, he is taken in by the mother of his estranged childhood best friend and invited to live at her new boyfriend’s suburban home. Arlene wants a family. July wants to leave. Jeremy wants to fit in. Paul wants to be young again. Everyone wants Michael to be something; Michael needs a place to be. Sex, drugs, wasps, graduation, and matrimony, Michael Mysterious is a hilarious, dark, refreshingly honest portrayal of the awkwardness and loneliness of life and love.

Promo Code: MYSTERIOUS to you for $20 tickets. We also have 10 Pay-What-You-Can tickets available at the door for every performance.

Tickets at https://tixonthesquare.ca/events/2021/michael-mysterious

Written by: Geoffrey Simon Brown
Directed by: Patrick Lundeen
Production Design by: Stephanie Bahniuk
Run Time: 100 Minutes

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Reposted From the City of Edmonton Website

What is Orange Shirt Day?  

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event, held in Williams Lake, BC, in the spring of 2013, that was inspired by Phyllis (Jack) Webstad’s story of having her new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission. Since then, the event, it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

With the number of events growing across the country, September was chosen as it marks the back-to-school season and also reflects the time in which Indigenous children were taken from their families to be placed in residential schools.

How to Get Involved

To commemorate Orange Shirt Day on September 30, wear an orange shirt in recognition of, and to honour the children, families, friends, and intergenerational survivors of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools.      

There are many ways to reflect on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day and to learn about the impacts Indian Residential Schools had on the survivors, intergenerational survivors, and the many children that did not survive.  

Jazz and Reflections Returning to OUC

Ottewell United Church located at 6611-93A Ave in Edmonton is pleased to announce the return of Jazz and Reflections!

J&R is a series of 5 Sunday afternoon concerts featuring some of Edmonton and area’s best known musical talents. Each week will feature a different performer and/or group.

The 1 1/2 hour long program will include a short reflection. Admission is by donation at the door. Our concert dates are; September 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24 from 330-5PM.

This is a great way for you, your friends and your families to put a little jazz in your lives! Hope to see you then. All health protocols in place at the time will be followed.

Thursday’s market line up

Have you been to the Ottewell Community Artisan Farmers Market? If not, don’t miss out this week! Here is the list of our regular fabulous vendors:

Aunty Jean’s Fudge 
C & B Caesar Rim Mix  
Green Thumb Bakery
Gypsy Garden 
Jamaican chefmon
Little Lemon Truck
Lone Pine Distilling
Maggies Pierogies 
Maplewood Acres Market Garden 
Mini Donut House 
Omen Brewery
OCL – Membership Sales  
Pj Plus SIze Creations 
SYC Brewery 
That’s Bananas Bakery 
Tasty Treats Bakery 
And we have more! Look at the list of new vendors we are adding this week!
Jen Ashley Jewelry
Pampered Chef 
Flowers by Mila 
El gringo 

Food Trucks on Site – Meat Street Pies 
Music by – Mariachi Borealis 

And we have On- site – Edmonton Library – Tool Shed 

Looking for some inspiration to get moving? Then be sure not to miss our Zumba Demo – 6pm – 7pm on deck at the park

Don’t miss this fun filled market day, See you there!

Children’s Summer Programs!

There are still spots this summer in our children’s programs! Our programs include:

Safety & Environment Day Camp, Pedal Pushers Half Day Bicycle Camp for ages 9-12 ,

Pedal Pushers Two half day Bike program for ages 5-8,

Babysitting Course and our Home Alone Course.

We also offer one hour Scooter Sessions for only $8! Find us on Facebook @Albertasafety and Instagram @albertasafetycouncil to see what we have been doing so far this summer. If you have any question feel free to visit our website or call us at 780-462-7300.
Use code ASCottewell2021 for 10% off with your Ottewell Community Membership.

Classes at Ottewell Hall!

Zumba, Yoga and a few craft classes will return to Ottewell Community Hall.

It has been a long 18 months without our programming , watch in the September issue for more details, registration information.

We will provide information on our website ottewell.ca as well as posting on our Facebook page. Follow US!

IF you have an idea for a program to be hosted at Ottewell, please email – ottewell2212@gmail.com we would love to hear from you.

Triple Threat Training Camps near Ottewell

Opera NUOVA’s emerging artist training programs for young adults has produced many of Canada’s musical theatre and operatic heavyweights since 1999. Now, for the first time, NUOVA is expanding to help develop younger musical artists build the skills to become a triple threat!

Opera NUOVA’s Triple Threat Training Camps are two-week, 8-day intensive programs designed for students aged 9-17 who are ready to take their skills to the next level in areas of Singing, Dance, Tap, Speech and Acting. Students will receive training in Musical Theatre performance techniques from our esteemed faculty of performing arts pros who are expert in nurturing and inspiring young artists. Camps will take place in Edmonton at The King’s University very close to Ottewell. Campers will deliver a final outdoor performance at the end of their session.

Two age groups are available:
– Ages 9-12, maximum capacity of 15 students per camp
– Ages 13-17, maximum capacity of 12 students per camp

July session: Weeks of July 19-22 and 26-29
August session: Weeks of August 3-6 and 9-12

Programs are 4 days a week leaving families a three-day weekend to take advantage of our gorgeous Alberta summers!