FHACA Winter Carnival 2023

On February 25, FHACA is organising our first winter carnival since COVID stopped us in our tracks. We are looking forward to see everyone out again on Saturday February 25 between 1 and 4 pm. The horse drawn carriage -always popular with the kids- will be at 31 Sutton Place at Fisher Heights Park between 1-3 pm only, so do not arrive too late.

There is a fire pit with marchmallows, we have crafts, the rinks are open and we’ll serve coffee, hot chocolate and snack. It looks like it is going to be a coldish day, but hey, we are Canadians and don’t we all embrace winter?

Looking forward to see all our young (and not so young) residents again!

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New play structure for Gilbey Park

The City of Ottawa is looking for your feedback on two concepts for the new play equipment in Gilbey Park.

The existing junior play structure and equipment have surpassed their intended service life. The playground needs upgrading to comply with the City’s accessibility requirements and to respond to the play needs of the neighboring residents.

Visit the City of Ottawa’s Engage page here to make a choice.

Movie night on November 19: Mary Poppins

FHACa shows Mary Poppins on November 19

It will be a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious night!

Saturday, November 19

Image: Disney

After a two-year hiatus, Fisher Heights & Area Community Association is excited to bring back the 4 th ever Family Movie Night! We will be screening the Disney classic, Mary Poppins. The movie runs for 139 minutes, and some say it is, ‘practically perfect in every way’.

The young, and the young at heart are all welcome. Feel free to bring blankets, sleeping bags or other items for your children to sit on in front of chairs. And what is a movie night without snacks? Popcorn and candy (Welch’s Fruit Gummies) will be provided, along with refreshments (juice and water), and for the adults, decaf coffee and hot chocolate. And as is now tradition, there will be a draw at the end of the show for a gift card.

Entrance is free for everyone

Sign up right now so we can count the number of people and check on allergies etc: Here is a link to an RSVP page

Saturday, November 19th, starting at 6 pm (doors open at 5:30pm),

Fisher Heights Community Place, 31 Sutton Place

We hope you can join us!

Sign up for Councillor Sean Devine’s Ward 9 Newsletter

Our incoming Ward 9 Councillor Sean Devine has invited residents across the ward to subscribe to the new Ward 9 Newsletter. Many of you are likely subscribers to Councillor Keith Egli’s weekly newsletter.

Due to privacy concerns, the subscriber info can’t be transferred over from Keith’s office to Sean’s office, so Sean has provided a sign-up link if you’d like to subscribe to his upcoming Ward 9 newsletter https://forms.gle/su8UWCTkYf9rCJ7f7

President’s message at 2022 AGM

For those who weren’t able to attend the recent AGM, here is the president’s message as referred to in our latest November 2022 newsletter. It was also included in the AGM package sent to all members.

This year has been another interesting year. COVID has pretty much been top of everyone’s mind once again and it severely limited operations of our community building as well as our activities. Yet, we were able to start up our clean up the park event, our highly successful community garage sale and our bike day in the park. Several of our indoor activities started up indoors too, depending on the comfort level of the participants. The newsletter is being delivered again to all households in Fisher Heights.

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Epic Buckthorn Battle: Help us Fight Invasive Buckthorn In Gilbey Park, Saturday October 15

On Saturday October 15, we are going to battle the Buckthorn in Gilbey Park

Time: 9:00 – Noon

The Common Buckthorn bush/tree is an invasive species that doesn’t belong in Canada. You can recognise it from the prickly spikes it has on its shoots and the black little berries it produces. To avoid it taking over Gilbey Park, we are organising a morning to remove the Buckthorn. The Common Buckthorn is listed as a noxious weed under Ontario’s Weed Control Act.

We will meet in the upper park near the benches (just off the curved paved path from Beaver Ridge). Bring your garden tools loppers, small saws, clippers, rakes, gloves, tarps, etc.

This is a great way to give kids some extra exposure to the natural areas in our neighbourhood and to encourage them taking ownership of our direct surroundings.

We especially encourage residents in the Gilbey Park area to come out and help, even it is only for an hour.

Adults & children are welcome (the children can help gather twigs). This community effort is organized and sponsored by Fisher Heights & Area Community Association. Many hands make light work.

More on this invasive species here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/common-buckthorn (you may have it in your own back yard too!)

Welcome to the new board of FHACA

This week, the members of FHACA chose a new board for the Fisher Heights & Area Community Association.

Isabelle stepped down as it was hard for her to combine work, family and attending the board meetings but Isabelle will stay involved in the background. Maria stepped down earlier this year. We thanked both Isabelle and Maria for their work in the community.

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