The Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East (CAG) is a voluntary, not for profit, community-based organization that works in partnership with the City of Ottawa to provide the residents of Ottawa East with programming, recreation, and special event opportunities that are local, affordable, inclusive and of interest to members of the community.

Latest News!

January 23 - Brantwood rink is closed.

The CAG Winter 2018 Program Guide is online. Registration is open.

Registration for After School 2017-18 is open and there are a few spaces in each program.

Click here for online registration and registration policies.

For questions regarding programming or registration, the most effective way to reach us is by email to or alternatively please call 613-627-0062 (Old Town Hall) and we will be happy to return your call during office hours.

Please note that the Old Town Hall is open when programming is running, most week day afternoons and evenings, please drop by to register in person or with any questions. You may call us at 613 - 627-0062 to find out our exact hours each week.

The Winter Party in the Park was a Huge Success

Story: SueEllen MacGowan, photos: Jim Lamont.

Brantwood Park drew crowds of neighbours for the annual Winter Party in the Park and Soup Cook-off the afternoon of Sunday, January 21st. Thanks to many volunteers, sponsors, chefs and organizers; the event was a huge success and went smoothly despite plus temperatures.

CAG Awarded Canada 150 Pin as a Youth Employer

CAG was proud to be presented with an Ottawa Centre Canada 150 Pin in the category of Youth Employer. Awards were presented by Catherine McKenna, MP for Ottawa Centre.

Decision expected soon on new Community Centre for Old Ottawa East

Discussions have been ongoing for several months between officials of the City of Ottawa Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department and The Regional Group, the developer of Greystone Village, to assess the costs and technical feasibility of creating a new community centre in a restored and expanded Desch√Ętelets Building. The former Oblate Fathers' residence, at 175 Main Street, is an important local landmark and a protected heritage building, which presents both extraordinary opportunities and challenges in adapting it to new uses.

Kindergarten After School Update

CAG recently ran a survey to determine child care needs for families with kindergarten-aged children in Old Ottawa East. This was undertaken in light of changes by the Government of Ontario to the Child Care Act that came into effect for the 2017-18 school year. The legislation requires after school care for kindergarten-aged children to be licensed.

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