Community Garage Sale – Register by June 7


Registration includes your house on a sale map giving the street and house number of participants, to help increase buyer traffic to sellers’ homes.

Sell your articles in your own driveway on Saturday, June 17. The community association advertises this event widely in local papers as well as on various websites.

Maps will be delivered to a participant on each street to give out on the day of the sale. All we ask is that participants be current members of FHACA.

Members can register by calling our phone answering machine at 613-226-9627 leaving their name, address and telephone number with a short message that they are registering for the Garage Sale. Participants without a current FHACA Membership (2016-17) should drop their membership form (included at the back of this newsletter) with payment and a note that they want to be included in the Garage Sale to the house mailbox at 27 Northview Road by Wednesday, June 7, or mail their request to our community mail box, allowing enough time for delivery to:

Community Garage Sale, 31 Sutton Place, Ottawa, K2E 5G4.

Nearer to the day of the sale participants will receive (where applicable) their new membership card and copies of the maps to hand out on the day of the sale.

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This Saturday at Merivale Road Arena – FREE Old-time Fair


Bring the whole family for lots of fun, as we re-create an old-time country fair.  All activities are FREE, including Pony Rides, old-time Races & Games, a Magic Show, Music & Dancing, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides and a Bouncy Castle.   Plus, a  variety of food for purchase. Come help us celebrate 150 years of confederation!

Brought to you by the Community Associations of Old Nepean, with major support from ‘Ottawa 2017’.


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We are seeking volunteers for a very special event: 

The Nepean Old-time Fair

Saturday, June 3,  from 11 am to 5 pm

outdoors at Howard Darwin Arena on Merivale Road

This event promises to be a highlight of “Ottawa 2017” celebrations in this part of the City.  There will be performances on stage, many interactive displays, games and activities for all ages, including music and dance, a variety of food vendors, rides and more.

Come Join us – have fun while you help us to re-create the feel of a country fair of 150 years ago.   We need a variety of help on the day of the event:

– setting up the site: tents, tables, chairs, signage, arranging displays

– assisting exhibitors, welcoming & guiding performers

– staffing of activity stations, games, races

– crowd control, safety monitoring, directing parking

– taking down exhibits, tents, tables after event

– clean-up of site during and after event

Contact: Bob McCaw at 613-224-1682 or  Bob.FHACA@bell,net to volunteer.  If you have a particular interest, let us know. Also, you can ask to be assigned to the early shift (9am – 2pm) or the late shift (1:30 – 6pm) if you like.  (Volunteering for less time is also welcome.)

Family activities include:

            Traditional kids games, contests, races

            Wagon rides

            Ice cream making by hand

            Bouncy castle / obstacle course 

Displays and Demonstrations:

Local historical displays and photographs

            Agricultural equipment – old and new

            Traditional lumber skills

            Emergency vehicles – old & new

Stage Acts include:

            RCMP Pipes & Drums

            Traditional Irish and Polish dancers

            Barbershop quartet

            Magic Show

            Mad Hatters Tea Party

Food Vendors including:

Country-fair food – popcorn, cotton candy,…

            Modern ‘food-truck’ fare

            Ethnic foods

We are expecting up to 500 people to attend the fair, from across Nepean and Ottawa.  It is organized by the Knoxdale-Merivale Council of Community Associations (including FHACA), with primary funding from the City of Ottawa, along with support from other Communities and businesses bordering Merivale Road.

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Rain couldn’t stop Parks Clean-up

Yesterday (May 6), the rain slowed and then stopped – just for an hour or so, but it was enough time to allow over 20 hardy residents of our community to come out and join our 6 park clean-up captains.  They picked up litter and cleared dead brush, helping to make the parks a little more enjoyable for all of us.

Many thanks to all the participants in the annual spring clean-up !!


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Parks Clean-up this Saturday, May 6

Spend an Hour or Two Keeping Our Parks Beautiful

park clean-up

Now that we have all come out of winter hibernation, it is once again time to meet our old and new neighbours. This Saturday the annual spring Clean-up of our six parks takes place. Bring your work gloves, rake, and family members and join us at your nearest park at 9:30 AM for a couple of hours.

In order for the clean-up to run smoothly, we have park captains to direct the volunteers at the various parks. (In particular, we need a captain for Steve MacLean Park. If you can help with this, please contact Bob McCaw at or 613-224-1682.)

See below for a map of where our parks are located. See you Saturday!

FHACA Parks Map




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Got Stuff to Sell?

Indoor Rummage Sale coming soon.  Reserve a table now!

The annual indoor Rummage Sale will take place on Saturday, April 22 at 9 am– 11:30 am at the Community Building, 31 Sutton Place. Get an early start on spring cleaning by selling your stuff. The Association will promote and advertise this event throughout the city.  DON’T WAIT  TOO LONG!  MANY TABLES ARE ALREADY RENTED.  Rent one six-foot table for $12.00 (or two for $24.00) and do your own selling. To reserve a table, please mail your cheque, payable to FHACA Rummage Sale, to our mailbox at 31 Sutton Place, Ottawa K2G 5G4 and remember to include your name, address, email address, phone number, and how many tables you want to reserve. Or you can drop the above information with a cheque or cash into the house mailbox of Margaret McPherson at 13 Eleanor Drive.

No tables will be reserved without payment. When your payment is received, you will be contact-ed by phone or email to confirm your registration. Nearer to the date of the sale, you will receive your table number and instructions. Please note that table spaces were sold out last year, so don’t wait too long to reserve. For further information, call Margaret at 613-723-0169.

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Cyber Bullying Parent Info Night Thurs, Mar 30

On Thursday, March 30th  from 6:30pm – 9:00pm the Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition in partnership with Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Police Service will be hosting a FREE event for parents on cyber bullying.

The event will bring together key partners across sectors including mental health experts, police and research to facilitate a conversion on cyber Bullying and building a more supportive and safe community for all those impacted.

The event will take place at Ben Franklin Place (101 Centrepointe Dr)

Click here to RSVP to this event or contact for more info.

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