A Fun Day at the 2016 Fisher Heights Winter Carnival

A mild Saturday made for perfect weather to take our families outside and enjoy some fun and activity at the annual Fisher Heights & Area Community Association Winter Carnival.

Nearly 150 people paid a visit to Fisher Park to taking in an afternoon of skating and shinny, marshmallow roasting, snowshoeing, wagon rides, crafts and other fun snow activities.

A big thank you also goes out to our event sponsor BMO at 1450 Merivale Rd. Their support provided free wagon rides and free food for all in attendance. Thank you also to our other sponsors, Starbucks (the Loblaws plaza location) for providing coffee and hot chocolate, Sessila Academy for hosting a craft room for the kids, and P-Kom Promotional Specialities for donating a pair of Ottawa Senators tickets that were drawn for a lucky neighbourhood winner.

Thank you to everyone who came out this year, for showing your smiles and community spirit, and to those who came together to make our first event of 2016 a hugely successful one!

Remember to sign up for website updates to be notified of upcoming community events. Happy February to all!

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Winter Carnival: Sat, Feb 6 from 1-4pm

Join us at Fisher Heights Community Place (31 Sutton Pl) this Saturday Feb 6, from 1-4pm for our annual Winter Carnival.

Enjoy a family skate, races, games, crafts, shinny, horse-drawn wagon rides and treats from our local Starbucks. Free food will also be available indoors for your snacking pleasure.

Our event sponsor, BMO at 1450 Merivale Rd, is presenting you, and us, with a tremendous gift. If you open an account with them between February 2 – March 4, 2016, they will deposit $25 into your new account and donate an additional $25 to Fisher Heights Community Association on your behalf!


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Fill Out Parks Survey by Friday

We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has filled out the parks survey so far. If you have not yet had a chance to complete the survey, we’d like to remind you that you have until Friday, February 4 to fill it out online, and have your name entered in a draw for a pair of hockey tickets (including parking) to see the Ottawa Senators take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Note: you must fill in your postal code and phone number to be entered in the draw, so that we can contact the winner. 

Click here to take the short survey.

The community map below will help you with our park locations…

FHACA Parks Map

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Fisher Heights Rink Closed Tuesday, Jan 26

19-rinkclosedThe community rink at Fisher Heights Park (31 Sutton Pl) will be closed on Tuesday, January 26 due to mild weather. We ask that you please refrain from skating on it until otherwise notified here on the website. It looks as though the weather will cooperate enough for us to reopen on Wednesday, but again, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature.

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Winter Carnival – Saturday, Feb 6 @ 1pm

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb 6 and join us for some outdoor winter fun at the annual FHACA Winter Carnival. The fun and events will be held at Fisher Heights Community Place, 31 Sutton Place, and will run from 1pm-4pm. Note: there will NOT be a potluck supper this year.

2016 Winter Fun Day Web Poster mock

The afternoon kicks off at 1pm with a leisurely skate on the community rink, a bonfire and roasted marshmallows, and fun games in the snow. Shinny begins on the main rink at 2:30pm, and free horse-drawn wagon rides will take families through the neighbourhood from 3-4pm.

Want a quick warm-up? Dip inside the community centre for a warm drink served just right by members of our friendly neighbourhood Starbucks staff from the Starbucks in the Loblaws plaza.

A craft centre, organized by members of our new neighbourhood daycare, Sessila Academy, will operate in the community centre throughout the afternoon, and free catered food will also be available throughout the afternoon for your snacking pleasure as there will not be a potluck supper this year.

Registered community association members will also have a chance to win a pair of Ottawa Senators tickets donated by P-Kom Promotional Specialties. A big thank you must also go to our event sponsor, BMO at Merivale Rd and Burris Lane. Their donation to this year’s event has made it possible for all food and activities to be free of charge. See you then!

Afternoon Schedule:
(1-4pm: Bonfire, roasted marshmallows, catered food, outdoor games)

1-2:30pm: Family Skate
2:30-4pm: Shinny
3-4pm: Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
3:45pm: Senators Tickets Draw
4pm: END

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Take The Parks Survey & Win Sens Tickets

eleanor park climberOne of the main objectives to come out of the September 2015 Annual General Meeting for the Fisher Heights and Area Community Association, was a long-term parks redevelopment plan, and the establishment of the Parks Planning Committee.

The Committee, made up of members of our neighbourhood, has been tasked with examining how our parks are being used, and how the community would like to see the parks evolve and improve in the future. As properties in Ottawa face redevelopment, and intensification becomes a more prominent part of the City’s plan for the future, our parks are becoming an ever-important resource in the well-being and health of our community. We must ensure that we have a voice in how the parks can and will be used.

park clean-upThis is where we need YOU! We want YOUR help, and we want to hear what YOU have to say. The Parks Planning Committee has developed a short survey to gather feedback from the community on how our parks are being used, who’s using them, and what you’d like to see in them in the future.

Click here to take the short survey.

The City has a long-term replacement schedule for park equipment, however the replacements are often inadequate and rarely offer an improvement or an upgrade. With your participation we can be proactive. We can plan for the changes that need to be made; the changes that we’d like to see happen.

Residents of this community who complete the survey, by February 4 at the latestwill be entered into a draw for two tickets (including parking) to see the Ottawa Senators vs the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at the Canadian Tire Centre.  Note: you must fill in your postal code and phone number to be entered in the draw, so that we can contact the winner. 

Click here to take the short survey.

Community Parks Map

FHACA Parks Map

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Rink Opens @ 4:30 pm TODAY


We posted earlier today that the Fisher Heights Rink at 31 Sutton Place was closed for further maintenance due to the unusual weather we had this past weekend. However, after much hard work from our dedicated maintenance volunteers, it will officially open for the season today (Monday, January 11) at 4:30 pm, and the change room in the community building will be open until 9 pm.

The detailed schedule for public skating and for hockey is shown on our “Outdoor Skating” page.

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