Movie Monday
Wellness Wednesday
Feel Good Friday
All of us at OPSN hope you’ve been enjoying our online programming events during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to plan events for the month of August, offering you some new, exciting feature events along with some of our popular recurring events. As always, we would love to hear your feedback on how we’re doing, what we’re doing well, and what new things we could be considering. Please email us at ospn.programming@gmail.com with any ideas, suggestions or concerns.

Mon, Aug 10 at 6:30pm
‘Sunset Boulevard’

Mon, Aug 17 at 7pm
‘Edie & Thea’ and the Village Legacy Project’s
‘Lesbian Bars and the History of LOON’

Join us online at Kast for our special screenings each Monday evening. Use this link to enter our exclusive movie screening room 15-20 minutes before screening time.

Thanks to New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Mon, Aug 10 at 6:15pm
5-pin Bowling with OSPN

The West Park Lanes bowling alley at 1205 Wellington Street West has reopened with COVID19 protocols in place. Everyone is welcome to join us for a fun evening of bowling. We play two games. The cost is $7.00, including shoe rental. It’s quite informal. You don’t have to join a team, just show up at West Park Lanes around 6:15pm.

Wed, Aug 26 at 1pm
Improving Our Long Term Care Homes

The Ford government has announced an Inquiry will look into the situation in Long Term Care (LTC) facilities this fall. The LTC committee at Ottawa Senior Pride Network, has partnered with Toronto Senior Pride, to ensure our LGBTQ+ voices are heard. OSPN’s Carmen Paquette and Tom Warner from Toronto’s Senior Pride Network will give you an idea of the submission to the Inquiry, and would love to hear what you have to say.

To be streamed on the Capital Pride Web site. Please send any questions you would like to ask the moderators in advance to ospn.programming@gmail.com.

Thanks to New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Fri, Aug 14 at 8pm
Vintage Queers Virtual Dance

It’s back! The virtual dance in July was such a hit, we decided to ask DJ Louise to come back to get us moving and grooving again this month. Dance like no one’s everyone’s watching on Zoom in our virtual dance club  (Password: 338497). If you missed it last month, or loved it so much you can’t get enough, we hope to see you all there on the 14th. Join us about 5 to 10 minutes before 8pm, or drop in anytime to get in on the fun.

Thanks to New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Meditation: Being Present, Embodied Kind

We will announce shortly if the popular meditation series by Thubten Samten Chödrön will begin again in August, and if so, when. Stay tuned for more information on this another other upcoming events.


In these sessions, and through your own practice during the week, you may feel the present moment as a present/gift. You may become more embodied, that is, more in touch with your own feelings and energies, and also be able to draw on greater stores of physical well-being and energy. And you may increase your sense of yourself as someone who naturally is profoundly kind toward yourself and others.

Your instructor: Thubten Samten Chödrön (Nyingje Gloria Norgang, PhD). Samten learned to meditate as a teenager and it was so powerful for her that she wanted everyone to experience its benefits. She introduced it to young children with whom she worked, then with women in prison and has continued to share it in every work situation she has entered. She has been teaching meditation in various forms for more than 40 years now and looks forward to meditating with you.

Thanks to New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.

Fri, Aug 28 at 2pm
Reading is Fundamental

Meet four talented local queer authors—‘Nathan Burgoine, Gabriella Goliger, Amanda Jetté Knox and Kagiso Lesego Molope—as they read from their diverse writings during this exciting literary event. Host Glenn Crawford will open up a panel discussion on the importance of queer literature, diversity and community, and ask questions collected before the event.

To be streamed on the Capital Pride Web site. Please send any questions you would like to ask the moderators in advance to ospn.programming@gmail.com.

Thanks to New Horizons and United Way for funding that makes our online programming events possible.