Halloween 2020 in Fisher Heights and Area

Halloween is not going to be the same this year. So we went out for a bike ride and checked out some of the Halloween front yards in Fisher Heights.

Unfortunately, Halloween 2020 will not be like any other Halloweens. The city strongly discourages us to go out with the kids. That is a real bummer for our kids.

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Recap Winter Carnival Fisher Heights & Area

A recap of our winter carnival at Fisher Heights

We thought we share some of the photos of our annual winter carnival. Lots of people came to the carnival. We had perfect conditions, with snow and pleasant temperatures. The horses are always a big hit, even adults admit they love to go for a ride!

The fire pit kept everyone warm and tasty, as did the hot chocolate served in the community building. Several games kept us entertained and many of the kids enjoyed the crafts inside the building.

Thanks everyone for supporting this great event and we are already looking forward to next year. Here are some of the photos we took.

Recognition for a Local Cycling Advocate

At a ceremony last Thursday evening, Fisher Heights resident Hans Moor received a Ward 9 Volunteer Recognition Award for his work promoting cycling and advocating for cycling safety in Ottawa. For the past 5 years, Hans has served as president of Citizens for Safe Cycling.  Congratulations, Hans!

We are very pleased to note that Hans is also actively involved as a volunteer in FHACA activities, including our annual Bike Rodeo.  Currently, Hans is co-chair, with Stephane Audet, of our newly-established Committee on Road Safety (see recent article).

Hans Moor (centre) with Councillor Egli & MPP McLeod ????????????????????????
Hans Moor (centre) with Councillor Egli & MPP Lisa McLeod  (photo By Paul Clarke)

Cyclists Came Together This Weekend

This weekend we held our 2nd annual Bike Rodeo at Fisher Heights Park, and if you missed it, then read on to see all of the highlights and photos of the day.

bike rodeoIt was a cool but perfect day on Saturday for neighbourhood velo lovers, as cyclists of all ages made their way to the park to share their love of cycling.

Visitors were given free safety gear including new bells and reflective straps by member of the Safer Roads Ottawa program; a City action plan promoting road safety in an effort to make Ottawa’s streets the safest around for commuters of all types.

From there, children participated in fun road safety training drills that included learning proper signalling techniques, and enjoyed smoothies made from cycling power.

One of the most popular stops on the day was the tune-up station, where cyclists lined up to receive free bike tune-ups generously donated by Cycle Salvation. Cycle Salvation is a tremendous enterprise that provides employment to people who are economically disadvantaged by training them as bike mechanics; and it also repairs and resells bikes that may otherwise be destined for landfill.

But the highlight of the day was the decorated bike parade, where young cyclists from all over the neighbourhood showed off their creative velo love.

We’d like to thank all the volunteers and organizations who donated their expertise and time to make the Bike Rodeo a huge success. Without you, these events would not be possible. We’d also like to thank everyone who attended on Saturday. It is such a pleasure to see so many smiling faces come together.