Seniors Drop-In Group
As a vibrant part of our community, we value our seniors! From the fall to the spring, we host a weekly Meet and Greet for seniors to enjoy the company of fellow young-at-heart individuals, often accompanied by presentations on various subjects. A focus of the Meet and Greet is to find ways to integrate seniors into existing community programs as well as developing new programs and volunteer opportunities that will be inspired and led by seniors.
Youth Drop In
The RSCA funds the city-run Friday Night Youth Drop In at the Rideauview Community Centre to keep the program free and therefore accessible to more families. During the school year, youth ages 9-18 are able to come and hang out with friends and participate in fun activities. They are able to play sports and games, participate in crafts, play Nintendo Wii and Xbox, play ping-pong and Foosball, watch movies, or just listen to music and hang out. Plus every few weeks they have special events such as board game night and big screen movie night.
Riverside South Community Info
Riverside South is a suburban community in Gloucester-South Nepean Ward in the south end of the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
just southwest of Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Prior to amalgamation in 2001, the area was located in the city
of Gloucester. Its population according to the Canada 2011 Census was 10,908.
Riverside South Community Association
The mission of the Riverside South Community Association (RSCA) is to channel the voices of the residents towards the development and maintenance of a safe, vibrant, and attractive community.
The RSCA accomplishes this through family-oriented events, outdoor rink maintenance, sporting events, seniors meet and greets, community outreach, community development, activities for youth, volunteer opportunities, and so much more.
If there is one thing that never ceases to astound about our wonderful community is the generosity of our neighbours! We have seen so many philanthropic endeavors grow to heart-warmingly impressive proportions (such as the Philippines relief effort in 2013, or the Syrian Refugee endeavor of 2015/6).
We encourage such wonderful efforts as much as we can! For example, the proceeds from our 2014 Softball Tournament went to the Canadian Tire's Jumpstart program.
Riverside South is a growing suburban community. There will be numerous opportunities and challenges as it grows over the next couple of decades. Residents have a real opportunity to help shape the type of community we want for our families now and in the future. Riverside South will almost triple in population when fully built out. The community will extend to Bowesville Road to the east, Rideau Road to the south, Leitrim Road to the north and Rideau River to the west. The RSCA extends an invitation to all residents living in this community to get involved with creating the type of community we can be proud to live in. There are many opportunities to express your views, comments and to offer your time. There are any number of ongoing city Initiatives, such as transit corridor design plans, implementing zoning changes, development applications, site plans, parks and facilities plans, etc. The RSCA are also actively looking for partners to help undertake a host of green initiatives/programs.
Neighbourhood Watch is a program through Crime Prevention Ottawa in partnership with the Ottawa Police Service that gets citizens involved in discouraging and preventing crime by watching out for their neighbours and their neighbours' property. The program encourages participants to get to know the neighbours around you, so you'll be better able to recognize a person or activity that is suspicious.
We are always looking for more people to get involved with the RSCA. Everything from contributing a few hours to an event, helping to maintain a puddle rink for skating enthusiasts, to stepping into a current role on the executive or identifying a need in the community and approaching us for support. We need our neighbours stepping up, and since volunteering with the RSCA counts towards a student's mandatory hours, we encourage your teenagers to get involved too!
Business Directory & Advertising
The RSCA encourages a thriving small business network by including a business directory on our website. This gives residents an opportunity to keep business in the neighbourhood! For a small annual fee, local business owners can promote their business on the directory, which includes options such as photos, links, coupons, and the ability for customers to review the service!
We also sell banner ads on our popular website to further promote your business
Local businesses have several opportunities to promote their business while supporting the community through sponsorship. Some of these opportunities include supporting our large Canada Day family fun day and evening Fireworks, supporting our Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Evening Sleigh Rides or becoming a Toy Mountain Angel at Christmas, getting involved in one of our annual sporting tournaments or the Spring Festival, and so much more. The RSCA enjoys supporting our local business owners and becoming an RSCA sponsor provides us with opportunities to help nurture your business!
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