OWBA Newsletter – February 2017

New Business – Jodi Sooley Photography

Jodi Sooley is the owner of Jodi Sooley Photography in Greely.

“I am originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, but have lived in Ottawa since 2002 with my husband. 

photo courtesy Jodi Sooley www.jodisooley.comWe have two beautiful little girls that love to have their photos taken and help out when I have a photo session in my in-home studio. They enjoy trying to get the children to laugh and look at the camera.

I’ve always loved photography and since having my girls I have become even more enthralled with it. This is one of the reasons I decided after many years of just doing photography as a hobby to open up my own business. After all “a picture is worth a thousand words”, so always remember to capture even the smallest moments in life.

My areas of interest when it comes to photography are new born, family, portrait, engagement, maternity, boudoir, and of course mini sessions for those special times of year.

Photography is a passion of mine, I love meeting and working with new people. If you’re looking to have your photo’s done, please feel free to contact me at Jodi@jodisooley.com or check out my website at www.jodisooley.com

I look forward to working with you in the future and capturing your most precious moments. Please note I will be offering a 10% discount to anyone who mentions the OWBA newsletter upon booking a photography session with me. “

Thanks Jodi!

*photo courtesy Jodi Sooley www.jodisooley.com

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Upcoming Events in the Ward

Greely Legion Defibrillator

Councillor Darouze will be at the Greely Legion at 12 noon on Tuesday, February 14th to install their new defibrillator, accompanied the General Manager of Emergency and Protective Services Anthony Di Monte. 

Join your fellow community and business colleagues for this special initiative for our community.  Media will be present for the big announcement.

Controlled Tile Drainage Workshop

The Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program is very pleased to host an informative workshop on Tuesday, February 28th from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Kars RA that explores Controlled Tile Drainage (CTD) as a means to increase agronomic and economic performance on the farm while improving the local environment. For more information and to register, contact Katherine Watson at 1-877-984-2948 or kwatson@nation.on.ca

Osgoode Museum Workshops and Events

The Osgoode Township Museum in Vernon is an essential part of our history and our heritage. Check out their Facebook page to see their upcoming events for all ages! Or support their programming by becoming a member today!

Businesses Giving Back

Metcalfe and District Lions Club representatives with Osgoode Care Centre representatives. photo courtesy Osgoode Care Centre 

The Osgoode Care Centre‘s fundraiser Busting Out the Brews was recently held at Stanley’s Olde Maple Farm. It was another sold out event for the Care Centre, and this year they raised in excess of $70,000. Part of that donation came from the Metcalfe and District Lions Club who donated $20,000. Well done to all of those who attended and to the volunteers and organizing committee who hosted another first class event!

Brad Nixon, Councillor George Darouze and Al Graham – photo courtesy G. Darouze

The Osgoode Carleton Snowmobile Club hosted their first drag race competition this weekend and it was a resounding success! OWBA would like to welcome our newest members! The organizing committee brought out the Fries for Charity truck and raised over $1,500 for the Osgoode Care Centre. There were many local businesses who helped to sponsor this event. Congratulations to all!  

We would love to hear from you if your business is doing charitable work in our community. Email details and photos to us at publicity@owba.ca. 

News in our Ward

Letter to Premier Wynne

OWBA has sent a letter to Premier Wynne to ask for answers and action about the soaring hydro rates in our Ward. Councillor Darouze submitted the petition that more than 8,500 ward residents and business owners signed to the Legislative Assembly in October but we have not had a reprieve. We will continue to advocate on your behalf for fairer rates for electricity!

New Community Policy Contact

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) recently launched its new Frontline service delivery model. The new model includes the new Community Safety Services (CSS) section, dedicated to working with our communities. This section is comprised of our Community Police Officers (i.e. CPOs), School Resource Officers, Youth Services, Mental Health and Crime Prevention teams. The OPS goal is to unite and leverage the work done by all of these areas and enhance information sharing, coordination and consistency across the city while working towards realizing our Community Services Safety Strategy. They endeavour to build stronger working relationships with community partners and work towards resolving some pressing issues that are impacting our communities.

Our new community officer is:

Sgt Jennifer Cote
elephone: 613-236-1222  ext 3576
Email Address: CoteJ@ottawapolice.ca

 OWBA Welcome to our new members!

OWBA would like to welcome our newest members!

Check out our growing member list on our website and be sure to have a look at the business profiles of our members. 

OWBA is open to all businesses, big or small, self-employed individuals and not-for-profit organizations in Osgoode Ward.

Membership is available for anyone who owns a business that is located in Osgoode Ward. Associate memberships are also available for businesses that are located outside of the Ward.

It is OWBA’s mandate to provide resources, information, advocacy and political support to all businesses in Osgoode Ward, while connecting them with each other and the rest of the City. 

For more information about the association, membership, advocacy and upcoming events, visit www.owba.ca.

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Become a Member of OWBA

Memberships begin at $150/year 

What’s in it for you?

  • Your business listed in our OWBA business directory.
  • A premium business listing in our searchable business database.
  • monthly newsletter containing news, events and information taking place in the Osgoode Ward business community (submit your events for publicity as well).
  • Information and resources from OWBA and the City of Ottawa to help you grow your business.
  • Access to an OWBA representative specific to your location in the Ward to communicate your questions or issues to.
  • OWBA’s advocacy and assistance in addressing city issues that affect your own business.
  • The opportunity to connect with other Osgoode Ward business owners.
  • The opportunity to network and promote your business at various events around the Ward.
  • Sponsorship opportunities for you at OWBA events and other events around the Ward.
  • Access to seminars, workshops and events for your professional growth.

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