It looks as though Mother Nature is going to help out a bit for Saturday’s Winter Carnival at the Community Centre (1-4pm at 31 Sutton Place). We’ll be pulling out of this Polar Vortex and reaching a high of -6°C! Seems strange to celebrate this kind of temperature, but hey you take it where you can get it.
So there’s no excuse to miss out. Come on out for horse drawn wagon rides, snow painting, skating, toasting marshmallows, fun games, activities, and enjoy some warm beverages and light snacks with your neighbours. And don’t forget there will be a draw for Senators tickets as well (courtesy P-Kom Promotions http://www.pkom.com).
Our annual Winter Carnival is coming up! Spend a fun afternoon with your neighbours at the Fisher Heights Community Place and Park on February 2 between 1pm and 4pm. There will be games and activities, a craft table, horse drawn sleigh rides, and warm drinks and snacks to keep you warm.
There is also a wonderful door prize of a pair of Senators tickets, donated by local resident Peter Komporis of P-Kom Promotions ( www.pkom.com ).
Also, a reminder that the rink has been up and running for a while, so get out for a little shinny or skating with the family!
We spoke too soon! The weather has postponed the rink opening to December 17.
There is an upside to cold weather: the return of skating! The rink behind the Fisher Heights Community Place at 31 Sutton will be open as of Friday December 14, and should remain open for the season, weather permitting.
Hours will be the same as last year, details are in the table below. Also of note is that during the Christmas break the rink will operate on Saturday hours, so you can get your kids out of the house all day long!
Fisher Heights will host it’s 3rd annual Family Movie Night on Saturday November 17 starting at 6pm at the Fisher Heights Community Place.
In 2016 we saw Zootopia, and in 2017 we saw Moana. This year we are going back a decade to bring Ratatouille to a new audience, children who were uanble to see the original — perhaps by dint of not being alive then — and to past audiences, the parents and grandparents who can now share the movie experience with their families.
Ratatouille was a bona fide critical and box office success in 2007, winning the award for Best Animated Movie at both the 2008 Golden Globe and Oscars ceremonies, and grossing $112 million at the box office. At the Rotten Tomatoes movie website it achieved a 96% rating among critics and 87% rating among audiences
Unlike the previous two movies, Rataouille is perhaps not as oriented to very young children. It is, however, fully entertaining to children older than 5 and equally, for their parents and grandparents. As the National Public Radio critic commented: “Kids are gonna gobble Ratatouille up; adults will relish its wit; and everyone will want to go out to eat after.”
The “critics’ consensus” at Rotten Tomatoes reads: “Fast-paced and stunningly animated, Ratatouille adds another delightfully entertaining entry — and a rather unlikely hero — to the Pixar canon.”
The movie runs for 110 minutes, and the show will begin at Fisher Heights Community Place at 6:00 p.m on Sat Nov. 17. As usual, there will be a draw at the end of the show for a gift card.
Feel free to bring blankets, sleeping bags or other items for your children to sit on in front of chairs.
FHACA has agreed to participate in the 2019 ‘Snow Mole’ winter walkability audit program through the Council on Aging in Ottawa. The program encourages seniors and other pedestrians to audit their neighbourhoods for winter walkability.
Our Walking Club seemed like the perfect way to provide input to the Snow Mole program, so they will be filling out the surveys through the winter while doing their neighbourhood walks.
As part of the initiative, the Council on Aging is hosting WALK ON! , a community event at the Council on Aging of Ottawa on Thursday, November 29th, from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Council on Aging of Ottawa, Age-Friendly Pedestrian Safety & Walkability Committee invites you to attend a special event to:
- Report on community audits and the progress we have made in making Ottawa streets safe for seniors and other valuable pedestrians.
- Launch the 2019 Snow Mole* Winter Walking audit program
- Explore City snow ploughing practices
- Provide tips on safe winter walking, demonstrate pole walking and the use of boot grippers (Get a Grip program).
When: Thursday, November 29th, 2018.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where: The Council on Aging of Ottawa
101-1247 Kilborn Place, Ottawa K1H 6K9.
- Free Parking or take OC Transpo bus #148
- Copies of the 2018 Progress Report will be available in English and French at the event
Please register: online www.coaottawa.ca – call 613-789-3577 ext. 101 – email email@example.com
Councillor Egli would like to share the following message received from the Ottawa Police Services:
With the arrival of colder weather, the Ottawa Police Service Break & Enter Unit is anticipating an increase in the number of break & enters to insecure sheds and garages across the City. It takes moments to enter a garage or shed and make off with commonly stored items within, such as powered yard equipment and bikes.
Residents are reminded that the best deterrent to avoid this situation is to ensure your sheds and garages are properly secured and that you check them regularly. Garage doors should be left closed when left unattended for a period of time. An insecure garage door can also facilitate entry to the residence. Visit the Ottawa Police website for more home safety tips.
In the event of a break & enter, investigators are greatly assisted when important information about property is properly recorded. Police will ask about the availability of make, model & serial numbers of stolen property, and/or unique identifiers where relevant.
Additionally, photographs of unique items or items again with unique identifiers, such as higher end bikes, assists investigators and increases the potential of the successful recovery of the stolen property. With the advent of social media, images of unique stolen property can also be quickly disseminated by the police to a significant number of people in the community.
Anyone with information regarding a break & enter is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Break & Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 4533. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.