Tonight (Oct. 15) – our AGM, plus City Councillor Candidates

FHACA’s Annual General meeting is tonight, Monday, October 15, in the community centre at 31 Sutton.

6:30 pm – registration & refreshments

7:00 pm – Annual General Meeting

(see our post from Sept. 25 for details.)

8:00 pm – All-Candidates Meeting – Ward 9 City Councillor

Hear the 5 candidates, and ask questions !   Then VOTE on October 22.

 

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Tonight – Municipal Election Meeting

The municipal election is fast approaching – voting day is Monday October 22.  Tonight is the first of two chances that you have to hear the five candidates for Councillor in our ward (Knoxdale-Merivale, also known as Ward 9).  See details in the poster below.

(Your second chance to hear the candidates will be on Monday, October 15, immediately following our Annual General Meeting at Fisher Heights Community Place, 31 Sutton.)

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Additional City Compost Drop Off

The City of Ottawa have set up locations to receive any additional food waste after the power outages this weekend, in case you missed compost pickup this week.

Until midnight tonight (Tuesday September 25) you can drop off food waste at 950 Clyde Avenue or the Pinecrest Recreation Centre on Baseline Road.

https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/emergency-services/emergency-preparedness#h3-1

 

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FHACA Annual General Meeting October 15

AGM

Your association will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, Oct. 15. Membership renewal and refreshments will begin at 6:30, and the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.  The AGM is an opportunity for the community, and the association and its board, to come together to review past achievements and plan for future ones.  As part of the AGM, the financial statement and analysis for the 2017-2018 fiscal year will be presented by treasurer Doug Yonson.

There will be no special presentation at the meeting, and it is being held later in the fall than usual to allow the association to hold a separate Ward 9 councillor all-candidates meeting after the AGM, beginning at 8 p.m. The five candidates registered for the Oct. 22 councillor vote have been invited to participate: in alphabetical order, Warren Arshinoff, James Dean, Keith Egli (the incumbent), Luigi Mangone, and Peter Anthony Weber.  The all-candidates meeting will have a traditional format, with opening remarks by each candidate, and then questions from the floor and on behalf of the board. We expect it will wind up by 9:15.

Also of note is that two long-serving and hard-working members of the association board, Bob McCaw and Margaret McPherson, have decided to retire at the meeting. The board will miss their experience, their knowledge, their common sense and their energy. New faces are always welcome to join the board, and new volunteers who may prefer not to be on the board are also needed to assist at events or other tasks. We encourage you to consider how you can help the association offer its programs and advance its goals.

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Family Fun Day and September Newsletter

Fun DayThe Fisher Heights Family Fun day is scheduled for Saturday September 15 from 1-3pm at the Fisher Heights Community Place (31 Sutton).

The fun will include:

  • Inflatable Mega Slide
  • Games & prizes
  • Activities thanks to the 72 Ottawa Beavers Cubs & Scouts
  • FREE drink and snack for 2018 Community Members

You will be able to buy your membership onsite for only $10/ family.

Newsletter

Hopefully you’ve already received your hard copy delivered to your door by dedicated volunteers.  If not, below is a link to the digital copy.  There are interesting articles and plenty of updates on issues affecting the community.

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How did your neighbours vote on June 7?

Residents may be interested on the results of the June 7 Ontario election in the geographic area served by the Fisher Heights and Area Community Association.

Polls 31 and 34 include the bulk of this area, with 31 covering the western part (bordered generally on the north, west and south by Baseline, Merivale and Meadowlands) and 34 the eastern part (bordered generally on the north, south and east by Baseline, Meadowlands and Fisher. There is a North/South dividing line between the two polls, marking the east edge of 31 and the west edge of 34. (Villa Marconi is its own poll, 717).

Poll 34 (voting at Fisher Heights Community Place) included all of the original 1950s Fisher Heights development and most of the late 1950s, early 1960s  Parkwood Hills North housing, but excludes all the Minto “Parkwood Hills” rental buildings along Meadowlands. Poll 31 (voting at Calvin Christian Reformed Church) included most of the later housing as the community expanded west, plus a small area south of Meadowlands, and excludes part of Orchard Park.

The poll boundaries are surprisingly detailed, as they ignore natural road boundaries in some cases. Unless otherwise noted, only the houses on the one side of a boundary street are included in a poll.

Both polls are bounded on the north by Baseline Road, with the dividing point being Farlane Boulevard. 31’s boundaries are then W on Baseline, S on Clyde, E on Merivale, S on Kerry, (excluding W side of Kerry and all of Gilbey), E on Capilano and up the hill, S on Beaver Ridge and curving E, S on Eagle Lane, W on Meadowlands, S on Tiverton, E on Newbury, N on Beliveau, E on Meadowlands, N where Kingsmill would, if extended, reach Meadowlands, N along Kingsmill, W and then N along Parthia, E along Wallford Way and N along Farlane to Baseline, excluding the houses on the west side of Farlane from Wallford Way to Eleanor.

For Poll 34, starting at Baseline and Farlane and proceeding south, its western boundary is the same route as the eastern boundary of 31 above, until you reach Meadowlands. Then proceed E on Meadowlands, N and then E on both sides of Deer Park, and including all of Greenwich, Millbrook and Attwood but none of Forest Park, to Fisher, N on Fisher and W on Baseline to Farlane.

The final result in the entire riding, and in the three polls, were:

 

PC

 

NDP

 

Liberal

 

Green

DD LT N/A
Riding 16,591 16,415 14,809 1,937 542 251 552
Poll 31      264      283      272      27     8     5     9
Poll 34      287      236      213      25     8     0   18
Poll 717         7         4        17        0     2     0     0

DD = Direct Democracy

LT = Libertarian

N/A = Unmarked, Rejected, or Declined

With a voter turnout of 58.21% of the 86,829 registered electors.

 

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New Fitness Program aimed at Seniors

 “JUST MOVE” is a new type of fitness program for seniors at Carleton Heights Community Centre (1665 Apeldoorn). It is especially aimed at those who may may find our local Older Adult Fitness classes too strenuous, or folks who have recently taken the “Better Strength, Better Balance” class, and are looking for something slightly more demanding, as a follow-on.  See below for further info.Just Move

 

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