Got Stuff to Sell?

Indoor Rummage Sale coming soon.  Reserve a table now!

The annual indoor Rummage Sale will take place on Saturday, April 22 at 9 am– 11:30 am at the Community Building, 31 Sutton Place. Get an early start on spring cleaning by selling your stuff. The Association will promote and advertise this event throughout the city.  DON’T WAIT  TOO LONG!  MANY TABLES ARE ALREADY RENTED.  Rent one six-foot table for $12.00 (or two for $24.00) and do your own selling. To reserve a table, please mail your cheque, payable to FHACA Rummage Sale, to our mailbox at 31 Sutton Place, Ottawa K2G 5G4 and remember to include your name, address, email address, phone number, and how many tables you want to reserve. Or you can drop the above information with a cheque or cash into the house mailbox of Margaret McPherson at 13 Eleanor Drive.

No tables will be reserved without payment. When your payment is received, you will be contact-ed by phone or email to confirm your registration. Nearer to the date of the sale, you will receive your table number and instructions. Please note that table spaces were sold out last year, so don’t wait too long to reserve. For further information, call Margaret at 613-723-0169.

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Cyber Bullying Parent Info Night Thurs, Mar 30

On Thursday, March 30th  from 6:30pm – 9:00pm the Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition in partnership with Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Police Service will be hosting a FREE event for parents on cyber bullying.

The event will bring together key partners across sectors including mental health experts, police and research to facilitate a conversion on cyber Bullying and building a more supportive and safe community for all those impacted.

The event will take place at Ben Franklin Place (101 Centrepointe Dr)

Click here to RSVP to this event or contact lorusso@wocrc.ca for more info.

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Cats Still Missing After Townhouse Fire

One of the families displaced by the recent fire on Northview is still searching for their three beautiful cats.  See their photos below.  Have you seen “Ash” or “Coal” or “Max” ??

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Skyline Fire Donation Exchange: Saturday, March 25th, 5:30 pm

On Saturday, March 25th from 5:30 to 10:30 pm, former 32-38 Northview Road residents are holding a Donation Exchange & Sharing event. If you have donations to share, or are still in need, join the group at 1343 Meadowlands Drive East in the Party Room. Or, simply stop by to reconnect with one another.

Subscribe to our website or like us on Facebook to stay updated on how you can help the families affected by the fire earlier this month.

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Minto Townhouses Ravaged by Fire

Most local residents will be well aware that a major fire on Sunday, March 12 either destroyed or damaged 32 maisonette townhouses off Northview Road, beside Eleanor Park. Luckily, all residents of these units were able to escape unharmed, in spite of high winds that fanned the flames. Anyone present at the scene that day will have witnessed the great work done by firefighters, the Salvation Army, and the Red Cross.

Ottawa Fire Services Investigators on the scene at 34 Northview Road where a fire affected 52 units and displaced as many as 70 people. March 13,2017. Errol McGihon/Postmedia

About 70 people are left without housing; we have heard several stories of other local residents offering help, and landlord Minto Properties also acted immediately to assist those affected. Many are being housed with neighbours and friends, some in guest suites at other Minto properties, and some in hotels with assistance from their household insurance. A few days after the fire, residents were able to access essential documents and car keys from their units with assistance from Minto’s fire restoration contractor, and the following week residents were able to access salvageable contents from their homes. Sadly, several pets either died in the fire, or are still missing. Details of missing pets are posted on Minto’s Facebook page.

Ottawa Fire Services will hold an Information Session for all local residents, at our community building:

Information will be provided as to the cause of this fire as well as general fire safety information, advice on how to prevent fires and what do to when you discover a fire.

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Fun Times at Last Weekend’s Annual Winter Carnival

Our Annual Winter Carnival took place last Saturday, February 11 at Fisher Heights Park, and it was terrific to see so many friendly faces from around the Fisher Heights community come out and enjoy themselves. The weather was perfect for an afternoon of skating, hockey, snowshoeing, sled racing and roasting marshmallows.

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We’d like to thank the volunteers and sponsors who made the afternoon so enjoyable. Without tremendous community partners like these, our events wouldn’t be possible:

Starbucks (1350 Baseline Rd) at Loblaws Centre for donating coffee and hot chocolate;

P-Kom Promotional Specialties for donating a pair of Sens hockey tickets;

Councillor Keith Egli for donating popcorn and handing out goodies;

Sessila Academy for donating craft materials and looking after our indoor craft centre;

Here’s a little visual recap of the afternoon. And don’t forget to submit your email and subscribe to our website so you can stay up to date on important information regarding news and events in the community for the upcoming year.

Photos by shanefrancescut.com

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Drop-in Playgroup Moves to Friday Morning

kids-playing-with-blocks-clip-art-1512725Our drop-in playgroup, for for children 0-4 years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver, now meets on Friday mornings from 9:45 to 11:00 am at Fisher Heights Community Place, 31 Sutton.   Bring your  little one(s) to play with others indoors and/or outdoors (weather permitting) and make new friends.

More information?  Contact Kate Siddons at (613) 897-1421 or siddons_kate@yahoo.ca

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