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EBlast August 30, 2020

September 9 Mark the Date - Concert in the Garden with Paul Finkleman 

Calgary songwriter and entertainer Paul Finkleman will kick off Fall for the whole Oakridge community. Register via the OSA website. Missing all the usual summer events? You can get your fix right here on September 9th.


Call for Volunteers - Paul Finkleman Concert in the Garden 

Date: Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Time: Concert 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.  Volunteers needed for set-up, welcoming/registration and take-down.

Location: Oakridge Community Garden (located east of the outdoor hockey rink at Oakridge Community Centre (9504 Oakfield Drive SW)

Volunteer Tasks:  

  • Set-up: 12 noon - place tables, tent setup, mark social distancing, electrical cord connection, signs, locate supplies.    

  • Welcoming/registration: 1-1:30 p.m. - check off pre-registrations - new registrations to complete forms, signs waiver - collect toonie, give out water.     

  • During: Monitor social distancing - wander through crowd with water/umbrella if need be.  

  • Take down: 3 p.m. -  collapse tents, carry tables back to building.

If you are able to volunteer, please reply by Wednesday September 2 indicating the tasks are you are able to assist with. Thanks and hope to see you soon! Elaine Smith Julie Kearns Events Coordinator OCA & OSA & Garden Oakridge Community Garden 403-804-6390


Weaslehead Society's Annual Volunteer Picnic - September 7, 10:30 a.m. You are cordially invited to attend the Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society's 23rd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on Labour Day Monday, September 7th, 10:30 a.m. at the Snowy Owl Picnic Site and shelter in North Glenmore Park. This year's event is extra-special because we will be hosting a ceremony commemorating the 'Barry Erskine Bridge' (formerly known as the 'green bridge crossing the Elbow') at approximately 11 a.m. followed by a delicious Szechuan lunch shortly after noon, and yes, it's all free. This is our opportunity to thank anyone and everyone who has helped out with our organization in any way, no matter how big or small over the past few years. Individual plating and cutlery will be provided, but feel free to bring your own utensils. You may also bring your own lunch if that's your preference. Cold beverages will be provided and Covid guidelines will be followed.  You must RSVP to to attend, and when doing so, please indicate if you'll be bringing other volunteers with you, and also let us know if you prefer a beef, chicken, or vegetarian meal. We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you there at 10:30 a.m. on Labour Day. On behalf of the WGPPS Board of Directors, Paul Finkleman


OSA Membership Growing If you haven't already done so, sign up for an OSA membership to make sure you don't miss out on any of the great things planned for us in Oakridge. Our membership fees have be waived for 2020, so sign up now! Pease click on the OSA Membership Sign Up / Log In at the top right hand side of the OSA website. Note: You will need a website member sign-in with password to access our Preferred Service Providers listings.


Services Listed on the OSA Website Now

Take a look at the list of Services now available to members through OSA. Membership has its privileges! You must have registered as a member on the website to access this service. Call Samantha if you need help doing this.


Essential Drop Offs Service 

Need a hand getting groceries? Looking for some help with your essential shopping? Request an Essential Drop Offs volunteer! Once you’re matched with an Essential Drop Offs volunteer, you will give them your shopping list and payment and they will deliver your items to your doorstep. It’s that easy! Our volunteers want to help you, to ensure that you have all the items you need.

To request a service, click here

Want to return the favour? Become an Essential Drop Offs volunteer! Submit a Volunteer Application on our website or contact Samantha by email at or by phone at 403-801-7254. Fall OSA Program Schedule  Our Fall programs are now listed on the website and will also be in the September Oakridge Echo magazine.  We will follow safe meeting protocols like many other senior organizations in Calgary.


Getting a Handle on Technology  OSA is helping members bridge the digital divide. We can help you use the Internet, connect to social programs via Zoom, and more! If you don’t have a computer, tablet, or Internet connection, we can help with those. Please contact Samantha to register for this important program. 


The Secret to Living Well (Tibetan Proverb) Eat half - walk twice - laugh triple - love without measure Sheila Foster, OSA Marketing & Communications

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