Time to pass the torch…

It’s 2017 and time to change things up.
The 2010-2016 Ottawa Browncoats Admin Crew have put in loads of energy and time to keep Ottawa’s Serenity Charity Screening a fun filled afternoon for our community. And we gratefully thank everyone who has come out to the events, donated prizes, money and time to making each one a memorable one.
And now it’s time to slide off to the sidelines and let some new crew take on the job.
  • Maybe you’ve been attending and miss Ottawa being a part of the international CSTS community.
  • Perhaps you are looking to try your hand at event organizing and this could be a great way to combine two passions- Serenity and Event planning.
  • Or simply, you want to make sure the event continues to take place and are happy to step in and take over!
Much of the foundations you need are already in place and we will be passing along the back door information to new crew :
– Facebook Community page < we do not have any access to the Ottawa Browncoats “person” account on Facebook, but you are welcome to contact them directly> 
– Twitter account
– mail chimp newsletter account
And be sure to keep us in mind us for Sponsorship for future events.
If you are interested in being part of a new admin crew for Ottawa Browncoats Community events, contact us, and we’ll connect you with everyone who replies.

2015 Admin Crew!

Sunday, March 1st, we had a small crew come out and voice their commitment to helping continue having some serious fun with the Ottawa Browncoats Community in 2015.

New positions were filled, new ideas discussed and we will be able to provide more information as we get it organized in the next few weeks.

Not shown in photographic evidence are Gailene and me. Gailene has been helping for years as a general volunteer and will be doing so again, and you see enough of me as I’ve been MC-ing the event for the while and been the Chair in the past. I’ll likely MC again at this year’s event.

If you are interested in helping out at Ottawa Browncoats events, please sign up to our mailing list and we’ll keep you informed of opportunities. We have some new ideas brewing; as they are formulated, we’ll put out the call and welcome your help!!

So for now, please meet our 2015 Admin Crew:


Lynn- 2015 Chair – already hard at work…


Lynn – our Official 2015 Event Chair for the upcoming adventures of the year!


Linda – What do you mean you haven’t heard about the Ottawa Browncoats and our sponsorship opportunities????!!!


Linda – Head of Fundraising and Sales – Look how happy she is when you donate!!!


Fred – Nominated 2015 Ottawa Browncoats Secretary within 2 minutes of sitting down!


Maritie – Walks in and is declared our “theatre Person” and has already got her work lined up!


Julia – General volunteer and all around Shiny person!


Tom – Webstuff/video stuff and Platinum Sponsor for the past 2 years < Darner Media>. Also head of the local Film Makers segment of the event


2015 Volunteer Meet-up – March 1st

Hey Ottawa Browncoats,

It’s 2015 and in order to continue supporting our favourite charities, and maybe even have some growth in our community, we would like to invite you to join in and help out!

Our Ottawa Browncoats Community Admin Crew is ready for some new energy to come on board and mix things up! Are you ready to misbehave?

Please join us on Sunday March 1st at 4:30 p.m. at Patty Bolands, 101 Clarence, just west of Dalhousie in the Byward Market. We’ll have an area set aside where we can discuss ideas for this year’s main event as well as get some ideas and just generally see who is who and what is what!

Please RSVP in the comments, by emailing us at info@ottawabrowncoats.ca, or if you are on Facebook – you can RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1392836457691306/

Tracey for OBC


Ottawa Browncoats Newsletter – What’s Next?

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Happy post Thanksgiving Browncoats!

Thanks to those who offered to help at the Ottawa Geek Market last weekend, Welcome to new folks who signed up at Can-Con and to everyone who helped out at the Serenity showing at the Mayfair.

In case you missed the post on Facebook:
The total money we have raised in 2014 since we began advance sales in May:

$3,015.0175% Isisters; 25% Equality now$2261.26 total for iSisters$753.75 to Equality now

While the numbers are down from 2013, knowing how hectic peoples lives are, including our own admin crew, this is still great and appreciated immensely by our recipient charities!

From iSisters:
Hi Tracey,
That is wonderful! I can’t thank you enough for all of your efforts!

Linda Milton Perrault  < she was there to speak at the OSCS on September 28th. >
Executive Director

So, What’s next?
Do you want to see more actual activities taking place for the Ottawa Browncoats Community?

  • Shin digs?
  • Social nights?
  • Gaming nights?

If yes, are you able to help organize some events?

That’s what is most needed now – new blood to mix things up and get people together in a variety of ways!

If you are open to being a more active member of the Ottawa Browncoats Community,
please head over here and add you name and a brief description of what you would like to offer – what are your talents? What do you have time to offer?  Anything is appreciated!

Have a shiny day!
Ottawa Browncoats Community

Sent by Tracey to get you aiming to misbehave!

Post event housekeeping!

Again, thanks to everyone who was part of making our SOLD OUT Ottawa Serenity Charity Screening such a success!  DID YOU MISS THIS?

Part of our thanks includes a little bit of post event gratitude.  We have two thank you gifts for the volunteers who are not crew members but community members!

With the donations lists, emails, uploads to Facebook, etc, I complied two lists of volunteer names and pulled one name from each of these:

Jayne Hat Artisan: Andrea Mills { she made the 2 tea cozies and tea pots}wins the Yarns, Etc. Gift Certificate!

Tea Cozy!

Shiny Firefly: Laurie Kolk { she picked up prizes both from others and donated stuff on her own and has been an immense force of helping in spite of not having an “official role” in the Admin Crew} wins the Tim Horton’s Gift card!! You can read some of her posts tho under the name “ZOE” here on the main website.



2 Auction items were bid upon and the folks left before the end.  This happens, but if Julie Brazeau and Pat Moreau still want those items, email info@ottawabrowncoats.ca and we’ll connect you with your stuff and take your donation. Otherwise, they will be available for bidding at a future event!




Ottawa ComicCon 2013 – HERE WE COME!

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With the Amazing Nathan Fillion, Elegant Summer Glau and Gorgeous Jewel Staite in attendance, Ottawa’s Browncoats  – that means YOU! – are chomping at the bit to head into deep Ottawa south to the Ernst and Young Centre this weekend!!

We, of the Ottawa Browncoats Community OSCS Crew are also quietly looking forward to it as well…”SQUEE” – that was from us girls… not our guys… And we want you to come see us!! 

You can find us in the Artist Alley, table number: A537-B  Here’s the map!

We will also be presenting ” Finding Serenity: A Firefly in the Night”  where we will have a fun discussion about our favourite show – yours too? Come join us: Saturday at 4 p.m. Meeting Room A

And we will have your advanced price 2013 BICKETS for the 2013 Ottawa Serenity Charity Screening on September 29th so bring your cash money!!

We are also still seeking more sponsors for the event, so if you are a small business looking to promote how awesome you are, you can download the 2013 Sponsorship Info here, or pick one up from our table!

Finally here are some links you might find helpful for this weekend – See you there!

THE MAP, again

Programming Schedule

PreSale of Photo Ops { ends Thursday at 6 p.m. }

Sponsors, Contributors, Participants, Enthusiasts – join in!

It’s July!

The Ottawa Serenity Charity Screening { OSCS 2012} is on September 30th, and may seem far away, but there’s so much to do to get ready and we want you to join in the fun!

Here are the various ways that you can be a part of this great afternoon of fundraising, awareness raising and general mayhem:

Sponsors: We are raising money for iSisters and Equality Now and can use some more sponsors to help with this worthy cause.  Both prize and cash sponsors welcome!  GO HERE!

Local Film Makers: Are you part of Ottawa’s burgeoning film making community or know someone who is? Got a trailer you would like to see on the big screen for your film/web series/etc.? GO HERE

Jayne Hat Brigade Plus: Are you crafty?  Last year’s Jayne Hats were a huge hit, and we wanted to expand the options for what we are looking for! If you are a creative force and wish to donate your  serenity/ firefly inspired crafty item for auction at the OSCS, please, GO HERE

Volunteers: Come September, we’ll need help getting the posters put up around town, and even before then, you can help by encouraging your local businesses to become sponsors, your friends to purchase their advance Bickets etc.  So click on the above links and forward the info to anyone you think may be able to help make the day an amazing afternoon! And if you would like to help out directly and can commit to attending meetings and actively serving as a member of the Ottawa Browncoats Crew, GO HERE

Patrons: You are a busy, busy person  and want to be there, but don’t have time for much else.  Or you may not even be able to attend that day, but want to support the causes.  SImply buy your advance Bicket using Paypal or check with us for options. You can donate more than the $12 if you wish – and if you are unable to attend the vent, we’ll ship it to you afterwards!  GO HERE


Mark the date: September 30, 2012: Ottawa Serenity Charity Screening!

Finally finding a few moments to update the website and the date is set and the sponsors are already rolling in – you can be one too!

The event: the Ottawa Browncoats are once again going independent as we like to give locally! DETAILS HERE!

SPONSORSHIP OPPS – We needs your stuff and your cash!  Let’s raise even more money this year for our two fave Charities!

What fun will we have this year?  We would love to hear from you if you have any creative ideas, but we got really great feedback from both the Local Film Makers Showcase as well as the Jayne Hat Brigade, so we are hoping to include those again this year – keep posted for details, but click through for last year’s info to inspire you!  AND COSTUME CONTESTS!!

BICKETS – yes, we will be once again creating Bickets!  For your donation, you’ll receive your collectable Bicket for the 2012 OSCS, hopefully adding to your Bicket from last year’s screening!   We’ll have advanced sales happening at our table at Ottawa ComicCon!


Will there be a 2012 Ottawa Serenity Charity Screening?

Happy 2012 Ottawa Browncoats!
Okay – it’s already nearly the end of February, so the new year has well begun, and the question floating around the ether is:
Will there be a 2012 Ottawa Serenity Charity Screening? 
It’s up to you!
As “chair” of last year’s organizing crew, I was honoured to work with those amazing folks, and together we put on a great fundraising and community welcoming event!  

Alas, yes, I said alas, I find my schedule is too full this year to resume the position of chair, and while I still plan to be involved as a sponsor, we need some fresh blood to step up and join in the organizing adventures if there is to be a 2012 Serenity charity event! 

What can you do?
 1 – email info@ottawabrowncoats.ca and let us know that you are willing to volunteer some serious time and effort to making this happen.

The plan will be to set a date in March to hold a volunteer/Organizing Crew meeting, see who can do what and get the ball rolling.  Even if you are only able to participate in certain areas, new ideas and mainly hard workers are so welcome!

2011 “Chair” of the OSCS Organizing Crew