Family Movie Night: Zootopia – Nov. 5


Join us on Saturday, November 5 at Fisher Heights Community Place (31 Sutton Pl) for a FREE screening of Disney’s Zootopia.

Bring your pillows and wear your PJs as you enjoy this popular family film. There will be free drinks and other snacks, as well as free popcorn generously provided by Councillor Keith Egli.

The movie starts promptly at 6pm so be sure to arrive a few minutes early to secure your spot on the matts.

Though registration is not mandatory, we would appreciate if you visit our Facebook page to RSVP, or leave a comment below so we have an idea of the attendance.

We hope to see you there!

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Lunch & Learn: Learning About Buddhism, Friday, November 4

Plan to come to Lunch and Learn on November 4th at 10:30 at Fisher Heights Community Place (31 Sutton Place).

Two local Buddhists, Trudy Gold and Trig Schoning will speak about their religion, its beliefs and practices. Cost is $15 payable at the door. Please call Ruth Loomer (613)727-8255 or Bev Cumming (613)224-5959 to register or for more information. This event is organized by Carleton Memorial United Church.

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Rapid Bus Transit Coming to Baseline

The City is seeking public comments on its plans for improved bus transit along the full length of Baseline Road. Work began on the project several years ago;  major new details were released earlier this month at a public Open House.  Construction is at least several years away, and depends on additional funding from provincial and federal sources.  However, NOW is the time for public comment on the plans.  The first phase will involve the eastern section of Baseline,  from Woodroffe to Heron and on to Billings Bridge.


The plan calls for two bus-only lanes in the centre of the road, with less frequent stops. Passengers will board the bus at platform-stations built at each stop, with traffic lights to control access. The roadway will be widened to keep two lanes in each direction for cars, and add a protected bicycle lane and a sidewalk on the side.  The residential section of Baseline in our community, along the experimental farm, will feature a bicycle/pedestrian “multi-use pathway”  on the north side. In Fisher Heights, most of the expansion for the wider roadway will be on the north side, but the plan foresees that homes on Baseline Road would lose the city boulevard in front of their houses.

Here are two sources of more detailed information:

  1. A detailed drawing of the section between Clyde Avenue and Fisher Avenue can be found here.
  2. “Frequently Asked Questions” and the display boards from the “Open House #4 – October 5, 2016” are found here.

The city is asking for comments on a very tight time frame, by Oct. 21.  Email to  We suggest that late comments (copied to Councillor Keith Egli at ) will still be accepted.

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Arts & Crafts Circle Event: Peter’s Pottery, Monday, October 17

Monday, 17 October 2016, from 9:45am-11:45am

Local resident Peter Macnaughton will describe his 10+ years of hand-building pottery experience. The Picture Gallery will include images of working methods and various types of hand-built objects. Tools, materials and completed works will be on display. For a hands-on feel of clay anipulation, participants will have an opportunity to build a pinch pot (no firing). This event is free. If you’d like to participate or for more information, please call Vi at 613-224- 8527.

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AGM Tomorrow!

Improving our Parks

Making our Streets Safer

Rapid Bus Corridor on Baseline

Q & A with our City Councillor

Join us at the community building – 31 Sutton – Monday evening (Oct. 3) for the association’s annual general meeting:

6:45 pm:   Registration and Refreshments

7:15 to 8:45 pm:   Business Meeting and Discussion

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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.

Registration & Refreshments at 6:45 pm.  Meeting starts at 7:15 pm.


Bus Rapid Transit on Baseline

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


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!


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

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