Annual General Meeting – Monday, Oct. 3

On Monday October 3,  FHACA will host its Annual General Meeting to discuss community activities and plans for improvements. It’s also a great opportunity for you to let your Association know what you’d like to see in our community, and to volunteer to help make our community better!

Councillor Keith Egli will be present, to answer your questions about City of Ottawa issues.

THE AGENDA:

Bus Rapid Transit on Baseline

Come and hear about plans for transformation of Baseline Road, including exclusive bus lanes and separate cycling lanes.

Parks

The Park Planning Committee has been hard at work since its inception at last year’s AGM. During the fall, it surveyed residents to gather results on park usage and community desires. Initial results were posted on the website earlier this year, and the Committee has spent the past several months interviewing residents and visiting twelve parks in the surrounding area to further research ideas.

At the AGM, the committee will present its findings, discuss park amenities found elsewhere that may help to improve our parks, and outline future steps.  There will be time for questions and comments from those in attendance.

Road Safety

The Association held a  community meeting last winter to gather residents’ concerns and suggestions, and then met with city staff to discuss possible action.  As a first step, we have requested that our City Councillor, Keith Egli, allocate some of his Ward 9 Traffic Calming fund to new interactive speed boards on streets that were identified as having high volumes of speeding traffic. Speed boards are being installed on  Sunnycrest, Deer Park, Farlane, and Beaver Ridge, on a rotating basis.

At the AGM, we will  seek further ideas as to our next steps. Our Road Safety Committee has only one member at present, so future action will depend on having more volunteers come forward.  This requires a longer-term commitment to identify and advocate for possible improvements.

 

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New Drop-in Playgroup A Success This Summer!

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The recently established drop-in playgroup, for children 0-4 years old, is a great success, attracting a number of young families each week. Parents or caregivers are invited to come with their little one(s) to play with others indoors and/or outdoors (weather permitting) and make new friends.

Until the end of August, the group meets every Wednesday from 10:45am – 12:00 at Fisher Heights Community Place (31 Sutton Place). Starting in September, the meeting time will change to 9:45am – 11:00am, still on Wednesdays.

Many thanks to Isabelle LeVert-Chiasson, who was the driving force to get this group established. As Isabelle returns to full-time work outside the home, coordination of the group is being taken over by Kate Siddons, who can be reached at (613) 897-1421 or siddons_kate@yahoo.ca

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Inverness Splash Pad Grand Opening!

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A Company of Fools performs July 12

Famed Ottawa theatre company, A Company of Fools will be returning to Fisher Heights Park (31 Sutton Place) on Tuesday, July 12 to perform The Amazing Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Showtime will be 7 pm, and admission is pay-what-
you-can.

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A Company of Fools (Image by Justin Van Leeuwen)

Show Info: Duelling knights, dastardly pirates, proper princesses, an ancient goddess and not one but two shipwrecks! How could the Fools have waited so long to tell the thrilling tale of Pericles, Prince of Tyre! When our hero discovers a dark secret about the evil king of Antioch, Pericles is forced to flee for his life. So begins an epic voyage that takes him across several seas to far off lands where he discovers adventure, love, and just maybe what life is all about. Don’t miss this exciting, fast paced escapade set in a mythical world and played against the backdrop of Fisher Heights Park.

Last year the Fools played to a packed crowd despite the threat of rain. As the clouds loomed, the show was moved inside the community building and performed to great laughter and cheers. You won’t want to miss the show. It’s fun for the entire family!

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New Preschool Drop In Beginning June 22 at Fisher Heights Community Centre

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A new preschool Drop-In Playgroup will  be piloted this summerr for children 0-4 years old. The Drop-In Playgroup will take place every Wednesday from 10:45am – 12:00pm beginning June 22 until August 31 at Fisher Heights Community Place (31 Sutton Place).

Caregivers and their little one(s) are invited to drop in to play with others indoors and/or outdoors (weather pending) and make new friends in the neighbourhood. The Drop-In is supported by the Fisher Heights & Area Community Association, and organized by community member Isabelle LeVert-Chiasson.

For more information please contact Isabelle at ilevertchiasson@gmail.com or (613) 915-7473.

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Community Garage Sale – June 11

Clear out your closets, empty your basements, dust your cupboards and weed out your garages by selling your unused (but still useful) items at this year’s Fisher Heights Community Garage Sale, Saturday, June 11.

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The sale is advertised in a wide variety of media for maximum reach, and the sale begins anytime after 9AM, however eager garage sale professionals descend on the neighbourhood anytime after 8AM.

For those who have registered with the Association before June 2, your properties will be listed on a community map that can be handed out to bargain shoppers. Be sure to dress up your driveways with balloons and signs to attract shoppers, price your items to sell, and have fun!

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Hot Day at 2016 Bike Rodeo

Scortching temperatures baked our Nation’s Capital two weekends ago, but it didn’t keep bike lovers from coming out to participate in this year’s edition of the FHACA Bike Rodeo held on Saturday, May 28.

From 1PM – 3PM young and old alike gathered at Fisher Heights Park to participate in cycling obstacle courses, learn about road rules, decorate their bikes and get their bikes tuned up for free!

A special thanks goes out to all of the volunteers who helped make the day a success,   especially considering the hot temperatures – Cycle Salvation for providing free tune-ups, the City’s Safer Roads Ottawa program for providing free bike lights, reflector strips and teaching road rules, and Dimitri Moisseev & Diana Bivolan for taking photos of the day. Below is a visual recap of the day.

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