Sept 2 – Public Consultation About New Fitness Centre


Public Consultation Notice:

 The purpose of the public consultation meeting is to discuss a new family fitness centre to be built on

Meadowlands Drive by Merivale Road. For more

information, please contact

Representatives from the applicant as well as City of

Ottawa planning staff will be present to provide further information and answer questions.

 Wednesday, September 2nd

6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Fisher Heights Community Building
31 Sutton Place

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Deer Park Rd Closed This Week

construction-safety-signs-notice-sidewalk-closed-l4205-lgWe just received a construction update from the City about construction interruptions along Deer Park Rd. Beginning today, and lasting through to Friday, Deer Park Rd will be closed between Meadowlands Dr and Greenwich Ave for major construction to repair sidewalks along that stretch of road.

Though the disruption will be short-lived, and sidewalk improvements are most welcome in our community, this is yet another inconvenience to residents as one of our neighbourhood entrance points remains closed.

Tennis members must note that there will be no access to the Club during this time, and that they should plan for alternate routes and parking while arranging games.

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Long Park Tennis Club to Offer Late Season Rates

long park tennis clubBeginning August 15 and through the end of the season, Long Park Tennis Club will be offering half-price memberships for those interested in trying out the club. As of Saturday, you will be able to capitalize on the following discounted rates:

Family $40
Single Adult $20
Junior $15
In addition to membership fees,the club charges a $10 refundable fee for the gate key.

As you may also know, this year the club entered a partnership with Sean Sweeney of Score Tennis Academy to offer our members and Sean’s high performance players a chance to share resources. Sean and the club are also planning a list of activities in August and September to help members, young and old, meet each other, have some fun and polish their games.

Kids Day, Friday, Aug. 21 from 10 am – 12 noon

  • free for all kids aged 6 to 12 (members or non-members)
  • free lessons
  • chance to try out the ball machine

Open House at the Courts, Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 am – 1 pm

  • free for all members and non-members
  • from 10 am to 11 am – free clinic and use of the ball machine
  • from 11 am to 1 pm – games organized for all participants

Free Round Robins

  • Tuesday, Aug. 18 – 6:30 pm to 8 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25 – 6:30 pm to 8 pm
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1 – 6:30 pm to 8 pm
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8 – 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Other Activities

  • weekly summer camps during August, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
  • group, private and semi-private lessons available until the end of Sept., $35 an hour split among the participants
  • rental of the ball machine, $10 an hour
  • FBT60 Cardio sessions on Thursdays at 6:30 pm

long park tennis clubIn August, Sean and his group are at the courts from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and 2 pm – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. In September, they use the courts from 2 pm – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. If all courts are in use, they will always make a court available for any members wishing to play during these times.

We hope to see you at the club for some or all of these activities. We want to fill the courts in August and September with lots of tennis.

For more information or memberships, email Cheryl Clarke at or call (613) 226-2369.

Please forward this information to anyone you think might be interested.



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Score Tennis Academy Serves Aces In Fisher Heights

score tennis academyThe courts at Long Park Tennis Club have been busy of late, and it’s all thanks to the arrival of Sean Sweeney and Score Tennis Academy. When it came time to find a new home for his tennis academy, Sean and his team of coaches chose Long Park Tennis Club as their new home to train their high performance athletes, and run summer programs and camps.

The academy partners with the City of Ottawa to use its courts for training purposes in exchange for managing and caring for the courts throughout the season. When asked why he chose this location, Sean said he couldn’t believe how well kept the courts were; like finding a hidden gem in the city.

score tennis academyNo doubt, membership is down and Long Park Tennis Club is in a transition phase. But with the neighbourhood having such a diverse demographic, the club recently electing a new group of executives, and quality tennis programs being offered at Long Park, the future looks bright for tennis in the Fisher Heights community.

Sean offers private, semi-private, group lessons and clinics for all ages. If you are interested in brushing up on your skills or introducing your children to the game, get in touch with Sean at

Score Tennis Academy runs its programs Monday to Friday from 10:30-12:30 and 2-4:30, but there will always be room for members who wish to play during those times. One hour private lessons cost $35, but contact Sean for semi-private and group rates.

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Join the Community Walking Club

walking clubThe Community Walking Club is only a few months old, but the power of community and a common desire to keep fit and have fun form the base for the club’s success.

The idea was conceived by Julie Hill as a way to get herself back in shape, and after a few health ailments and a long cold winter, she decided to take action by starting a daily routine that began with a brisk sixty minute walk. Word quickly spread, an add was placed in the Fisher Heights newsletter (distributed to your door about five times a year), and the club was born.

The benefits of walking are many, including maintaining a healthy weight; preventing/managing various conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes; strengthening your bones; lifting your mood; & improving your balance and coordination.”

Beginning with five or six neighbours, the club now contains fifteen members who walk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. “The benefit of having such a strong (and growing) membership,” says Julie, “is that there are always between four and eight people ready to walk during each session.”

walking club

“For the summer months, the start time has been moved from 9:30am to 8:30am… just so we can try to beat the heat!” says Julie. The club meets at the end of Julie’s driveway (19 Wallford Way – directly across from Beaverton Ave), last between 45 – 60 mins, and cover approximately 2.5 – 3km per walk.

It’s treated as a “drop-in” walk, so under no circumstances are you required to show up for each session. There is a five minute grace period before the walks begin to allow last minute members to join the group, and Julie emails the week’s routes to the group every Sunday.

We’d love to see you, so come out and meet people from the neighbourhood and enjoy some fresh air. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Julie by email at, or by phone at (613) 226-4995.

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RAIN or Shine – The Show Must Go On – Tonight at 7pm !!

The weather may be uncertain, but you can be sure that A Company of Fools will perform tonight at 7 pm at 31 Sutton, either outdoors or inside the community building.  Bring the whole family !


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Tues, July 7, Theatre In The (Fisher Heights) Park

Famed Ottawa theatre company, A Company of Fools, will be coming to Fisher Heights Park (31 Sutton Place) on Tuesday, July 7 to perform William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. The show starts at 7pm.


Show Info:

When two sets of identical twins separated at birth are brought to the same town by circumstance, mistaken identities abound!  The Fools’ first foray into full length works saw us produce The Comedy of Errors as our inaugural piece.  Now, twenty-five years later, we wpid-screenshot-2015-05-25-10.58.13.png.pngwant to tackle it again and see if we’ve learnt anything, what more we can say with this well-loved piece and celebrate how our style has grown and matured over a quarter or a century.  Set against the backdrop of Ottawa parks, this touring outdoor show will encourage the audience to partake in a Where’s Waldo-esque array of colour and hustle-bustle, challenging the notion of truly knowing one’s friend, spouse, neighbour and self.  Full of slapstick, word play, romance and rhyme, this rollicking comical romp is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful works – fun for the whole family!


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