On line Open House for Lone Star plaza

Since the last open house, designs for the Lone Star Plaza towers have significantly changed. Councillor Devine is organising another open house to bring everyone up to speed on January 12th. (**We do not monitor social media**)

Since the last open house, designs for the Lone Star Plaza towers have significantly changed. Councillor Devine is organising another virtual open house to bring everyone up to speed on January 12th.

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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!

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!)

Fisher Heights and Area Community Association AGM 2022

The Fisher Heights and Area Community Association takes places on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 pm, at our community building on 31 Sutton Place.

It wil be an in person meeting again, but we will ask you to wear a mask to prevent spreading and protect our seniors. Covid is not gone.

More information will follow in the next few weeks as we are preparing the documentation.

In order to vote, you will need to be a member in good standing and you need to have paid your dues. Members who paid since July 1 are automatically members until August 31, 2023, which is the date our book year ends.

Looking for several board members

We will be looking for several board members. Being a board member requires a commitment of attending approximately ten 90 minute board meetings a year as well as half an hour per week (at the most) to catch up on email and some participation in in our events obviously. Participating in a Community Association board is usually a great way to learn how community groups work. If you are interested to talk to us in advance, connect with us at info.fhaca@gmail.com.

Lone Star Plaza meeting with Riley Brockington in park

Susan Paul informs us that there will be another meeting with Riley Brockington, this time in Lexington park…at Fisher/Malibu. Bring a chair.  Monday July 25 at 7pm, yes that is July 25.

He will respond to stuff brought up in first meeting, according to Susan, the lead contact person for the push back against the development as it is proposed. 

Online petition

If you have not signed the on line petition against the zoning proposals for Lone Star Plaza on Baseline and Fisher, here is your chance: https://www.change.org/p/ottawa-communities-against-rezoning-proposal-at-780-baseline-road

Not monitoring social media

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT FHACA IS NOT MONITORING SOCIAL MEDIA, WE ONLY USE IT TO GET THE WORD OUT. IF YOU LIKE TO HELP US OUT (WE ARE ALL BUSY AFTER ALL INCLUDING YOUR FHACA BOARD) PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING THE BOARD IN SEPTEMBER. We are looking for more people to follow developments, for people to run a park committee, for people to run a Halloween event (ideas welcome) and board members at large.

Kids Movie night

Our Kids movie night returns this year. Please follow our newsletter (fhaca.ca) for updates.

June 25: Bike Celebration Day in Fisher Heights

Back by popualr demand after Covid: Fisher Heights & Area Bike Celebration Day: June 25.

Holly MacDonald has offered to organize not just a bike rodeo in June, but a Bike Celebration Day.

The weather has delayed the planning, but here are some of the activities and presentations we hope to offer on Sat June 25 from 9 to noon at the community building. The block of Sutton Place in front of Fisher Heights Community Place will be closed to through traffic for the event.

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