Upcoming Events in the Community

Here is a quick list of some upcoming events that may be of interest.  More information for each is included below.

Ward 9 Seniors SummitSeniors Summit

Fostering Diversity while Strengthening Inclusion Conference

As engaged members of the Ottawa community, The Lebanese & Arab Social Services Agency (LASSA) would like to invite you to our last event as part of our year long Fostering Diversity project – the Fostering Diversity while Strengthening Inclusion Conference on March 29th, 2019 at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre.  Please see invitation letter, basic agenda, and flyer attached.  We hope you are able to support this event and circulate it to members of your community as we strive to assist the integration of newcomers to Ottawa and address prejudice and discrimination in our communities.  We look forward to hearing from you.  We have an exciting line-up of speakers including:
1) Kory Wilson –   ED Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships, BCIT
2) Yasir Naqvi – CEO -Institute for Canadian Citizenship
3) Renata Brum – former Senior Citizenship Judge
4) Rawda Harb – Researcher, Someone Project
If interested, you can confirm your attendance with me directly by email or register online.
NROCRC’s Got Talent!
NROCRC

Join us Friday, March 22, 2019  
For an Amateur Musical Talent Competition!

Hosted with Broadway Bar & Grill
(1896 Prince of Wales Drive, Nepean) 
6:30-9:30 PM

Do you sing or play an instrument?
Do you dream of performing live?

NROCRC wants to showcase your
Special Musical Talent
at an Amateur Talent Competition!

All ages are invited & participation is free!
Vocal & instrumental welcome (no bands please)

Winners will be invited to perform at NROCRC’s
SHINE A LIGHT ON OUR COMMUNITY GALA
on April 27, 2019

Click HERE for Contest Details

Dinner reservations recommended for March 22nd,
please call Broadway @ (613) 224-7004

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Rink Closed for the Season

With the weather (finally) turning warmer the rink at Fisher Heights is now closed.  It was a great skating season with the rink opening before Christmas and staying open until mid-March.

A big thank you has to be given to Joe and Francesco Martello for getting the ice up and running and keeping it in top shape throughout the year, and the rest of the rink staff as well for keeping the dressing room clean and available.  Our rink has one of the longest seasons in the City, and that is due to all the hard work put in by this team.

We look forward to next year’s rink, though we do need to have a summer first!

 

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New warning about ‘distraction’ thefts in Ottawa

Below is a press release from the City of Ottawa that may be of interest to members of the community:

New warning about ‘distraction’ thefts in Ottawa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 1st, 2019    1:10pm

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating a number of Distraction Thefts throughout Ottawa targeting our senior population (but not exclusive to seniors). These thefts occur near retail locations across the city of Ottawa and investigators have identified 10 known cases in the past four days.

Most of the occurrences are happening between 12:00 (noon) and 4:00pm. Victims are approached by the suspects in public areas and parking lots. The suspect(s) offer a form of assistance to the targeted victims, such as an offer to help carry purchases, state that the victim dropped money or point out an issue with the victim’s vehicle. While the victim is distracted the suspects steal their debit or credit cards.

The suspects appear to work in groups of two or more and are a combination of male and female.

Ottawa Police are reminding people to remain vigilant as a potential victim or witness to their surroundings and immediately report any similarly suspicious encounters to the Ottawa Police Service. Please remember to hide your PIN when using your debit or credit cards, lock your vehicle with your keys in hand even if you step away from it for a brief period.

Anyone with information about this type of distraction thefts can contact the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222, ext. 7300. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

For more information on theft prevention tips see commons scams and crime prevention for seniors.

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Weather Warming in Time for Winter Carnival Saturday!

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).2019 winter carnival

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Winter Carnival February 2

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!

2019 winter carnival

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Update: Rink Will Open Monday December 17

We spoke too soon!  The weather has postponed the rink opening to December 17.

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Rink Opening Friday December 14

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!

Rink hours table

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