Volunteers needed

All CAG events are volunteer run; if you can help please check out volunteer positions at and email



WINTER Party in the Park

Sunday, January 26
1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Brantwood Park, 39 Onslow Crescent.
Attendance is FREE, donations welcome
Horse-drawn sleigh ride, fun in the snow, skating-skills competition, hot dogs, soup and hot chocolate. A great party for the entire family! Bundle up, bring your skates and enjoy the fun!
Enter your best soup recipe by email to, first-come, first served! Soup to be brought to the field house, hot and in a slow cooker for 1:00 p.m. Judging at 1:30 p.m.

Volunteers needed, more info here

  • Winter Party in the Park. Photo by Jim Lamont


Thursdays, May 16 - August 1
6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Brantwood Park, 39 Onslow Crescent
Come and enjoy the best of the season in the park with friends and neighbours. Bring a picnic from home or purchase supper from the BBQ; hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie dogs and drinks will be available to purchase. Food and drink sales support community programs and events.
For cancellations due to weather please check by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

  • Brantwood BBQ & Picnic in the Park

MAIN Event: Outdoor Movie Night

Friday, June 14
9:00 p.m. or dusk, Springhurst Park, Lees Avenue
Come down to the park with your lawn chair and blanket and enjoy our feature film, Hidden Figures, in the park.
Hidden Figures follows the story of how NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Gobels Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.Presented in partnership with Sandy Hill Community Health Centre. No alcohol permitted.
Raindate is Saturday, June 15. To find out if the rain date is in effect please check after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

MAIN Event: Garage Sale

Saturday, June 15
8:00 a.m. - noon, throughout Old Ottawa East
Time to sort out that basement? Start to plan your sale now! Sale is advertised in the Ottawa Citizen, on Kijiji and through social media. Signs are put up along Main Street and Lees, participants are recommended to put up signs from these streets to their own sale. Sale runs throughout Old Ottawa East, from Rideau Gardens Drive to Greenfield Avenue (including Kings Landing) and from Echo Drive to the Rideau River. Residents are welcome to participate on their own premises and businesses are invited to set up sidewalk sales.

Calvary Baptist Church invites you to use their property for setting up your sales table. If you'd like to set up a table you bring your own and share the property with the others who will have tables set up. We will not be at our facility for much time that day, but if you need assistance please contact Pastor Kenny Wallace at:

Sale goes ahead rain or shine!

MAIN Event: Community Party

Saturday, June 15
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Main Street from Hazel to Herridge
Main Street will be closed from Herridge to Hazel for Old Ottawa East's biggest annual block party - you do not want to miss this one! Come out and enjoy the live music, everyone's favourite swing band, the Stan Clarke Orchestra (10 a.m. - noon) is returning again!  Also lined up for this year's event are the bouncy castle and the bouncy obstacle (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) course, a balloon twister (Noon - 2:00 p.m.) , Let's Talk Science (10:00 a.m. - noon), fire truck and police car visit (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.), the BBQ, Merry Dairy and more!!!

Event is rain or shine but may be scaled back in the event of poor weather.

Weather modifications:

Continuing As Scheduled: 
Community Association BBQ
Balloon Twister 12:00 - 2:00 p.m
Let's Talk Science, 10:00 a.m - noon
Mama's Kitchen
Volunteer Appreciation Cake, 12:30 p.m.
Main Farmer's Market 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m
Police and Firetruck 1:00 p.m. (dependent on availability at thetime)
Tents will be up for shelter if needed

Unable to attend due to weather: 
Bouncy Castles
Swing Band

Community Booths:
Pretoria Bridge Dental - attending
Greystone - attending
Sandy Hill Community Health Center - attending
Others will attend at their own discretion on the day

  • horse-drawn carriage
    The Main Event 2018

PUMPKIN Sale and Fall Festival - CANCELLED for 2019!

Why is this event cancelled?  CAG has run this event the last three years with assistance of City of Ottawa Civics Events funding. We have not been awarded funding for 2019 and with the absence of this funding or any other funding we were unable to go ahead this year.

Monday, October 14
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Brantwood Park 39 Onslow Crescent.
Pumpkin Sale goes ahead rain or shine.
Raindate for the Fall Festival is Saturday, 13 October.
Come celebrate the Fall season in the park with your friends and neighbours. Pumpkin sale, pumpkin decorating, apple bobbing, Angry Dragonz  and Mr. Churritos food trucks, BBQ, strolling juggler (10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.), music with Sing Song Party Time (noon - 12:45 p.m.), bouncy castle, obstacle course and more…
PLUS; purchase your beautiful, big, locally grown jack-o'-lantern pumpkins. Buy your pumpkins at the festival and support community programming and events. Proceeds will be invested in Old Ottawa East community programs, events and initiatives. Pumpkins are one for $9, two for $15.

Would you prefer your pumpkins delivered?
Send an email to with the subject line ‘Pumpkin order’. In the body of the email indicate # pumpkins, address and phone #. Delivery only in the Old Ottawa East area. Minimum order two pumpkins.
We will deliver on Monday, October 8. Please place a cheque payable to “Community Activities Group of Ottawa East” for the correct amount in an envelope marked “pumpkins” in your mailbox or taped to your front door (no cash please). The envelope must be out by 9:00 a.m. in the morning to ensure delivery.

Raindate for the Fall Festival is Saturday, 13 October. To find out if the rain date is in effect please check after 9:00 a.m. on the day of the event.
CAG gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa for the Fall Festival.

  • Fall Festival tents
    Fall Festival 2016