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EBlast October 4, 2020

Contact OSA virtual office: Phone: 403-801-7254 or Email: Check out our website:

We follow COVID-19 safe meeting protocols. Please note that all OSA Events and Programs must be registered for in advance via our website. Thank you.

Adieu to Samantha  We have been pleased to have Samantha Norberg to fill the temporary 3-month position of OSA Administrator/Manager, actually for 4 months. She is now moving on to further her professional development ambitions in her field of studies. We wish her well in her new position and look forward to continuing our relationship with her as an OSA volunteer. 


Special Events

  • October 31 Halloween in the Garden – Mark your diary for a fun outdoor event - watch for details

  • Date change - December 10, 6:45 p.m: CHAT WITH MLA WHITNEY ISSIK (Zoom) An open discussion on how to better serve Oakridge community, not just seniors. How the two associations (Oakridge Seniors and Oakridge Community) can form enhanced relationships to deliver programs to a wider audience.


Activities & Program Highlights Fall OSA Program Schedule - New, Simpler Format & Easy Registration Check out the new format for Fall Events, Program and Schedule descriptions on the website and September Oakridge Echo magazine. Programs categories are: Active Living, Social, Creative Expression, Wellbeing and Lifelong Learning.  Easy registration: click on Calendar, Date, Activity, More Info and Register! Wednesday Walkers at 10:00 a.m.  8 keen walkers registered and 6 came out for the second session, thanks to Debra for hosting. We took a lovely woodland path through the brilliant Fall colors of South Glenmore Park. We will continue to do this as long as possible. Sign up on the website and meet at OSA sign at Weaselhead Parking lot at the end of 90th Avenue. If Wednesday isn’t your day of choice and you’d like to walk, why not volunteer to host another day or time and we will put it on the schedule. Thursday/Thursday Trotters, Friday Fitties, Saturday Striders anyone?

Photo: Sheila and Barry thanks to Margit Phillips

New Member Welcome Package and 'Hello Neighbour' Documents  These really useful documents for OSA members are now posted on the website under the Membership tab (Note, you will need to login to view). If you see a neighbour you think could use some info about our group and possible other sources of assistance, please consider passing this along. Tech Help Program Latest news from another happy member taking advantage of a TELUS android tablet: “Thank you for thinking of me. I have the tablet and it’s up and working great. I never had a tablet before and the picture quality is so good! It seems I have been living in the dark ages.” Contact us to get one if you need help getting online. 


Taza Development on Our Doorstep – Together Tsuut'ina 

Watch the full presentation on our OSA Facebook page or YouTube.

Weaselhead Society (WS) Survey re Interests and Topics for OSA Members  Please consider giving Gary and his team your input on the survey by clicking here.Thank you in advance for taking a few minutes to indicate activities that interest you. 

TELUS COVID-19 Alert App  Mobile service providers are supporting federal and provincial governments in raising awareness and adoption of the COVID-19 app. The goal is to help break the cycle of infection with early warning of possible COVID-19 contacts. Obtain more information by clicking here. Beware of telephone and email scams purporting to do the same thing! 

Be kind! Sheila Foster, OSA Marketing & Communications

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