Neighbours Helping Neighbours

Time and again officials have been telling us that we don’t need to worry about food supply. But eventually, we need to go out and get some food or perhaps medication. Living in one of Canada’s electoral districts with a high average age, we will have elderly in our community who prefer to avoid all contact for the next few weeks.

Let us know if you need help to buy groceries, pick up prescriptions or need assistance. Your neighbours are here to help. Send us a message or email  info.fhaca@gmail.com and we will send out an email to our volunteers to see if someone can help you. Make sure you include your first name, last name, phone number and address.

Did you know: the hamster can stuff a quarter of its body weight in its cheeks:

Instacard home delivery

Loblaws teamed up with instacard.ca and supplies groceries in Nepean (just checked this am): click here for more info.

These are unprecedented times for our communities. Make sure you check on your vulnerable neighbours, but keep your distance of 2-3 meters as you don’t want to spread the virus. That would be counter productive.

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Nepean Gardeners: talk about the corner pollinator garden on March 19, 2020

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CITY VIEW CURLING CLUB – OPEN HOUSE

Are you a former or perhaps a new curler: try curling for FREE  on SUNDAY March 15th 2020: 11 am to 2:30 pm. at our Curling club on 50 Capilano Drive (off Merivale Road)

City View is hosting an Open House for individuals to try curling. Members will be available to answer your questions about the game and our club. 

There will be ice available for those interested to actually give it a try.

Wear warm and comfortable clothing. Bring clean indoor running shoes to wear on the ice and we will supply the brooms and the coffee!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT CHERYL CARROLL – 613-224-7280

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Ward Size Review On Its Way

As you know, our city is divided in 23 wards. Every ward is represented by a ward councillor, in our case Keith Egli. However, as our population grows, some wards have many more residents then others: West-Carleton ward has less then 26,000 residents, Barrhaven has over 61,000 residents, making the Barrhaven voice count less. Our ward 9 has just under 40,000 residents, which is in the middle of the pack.

Consultations are coming up. Here is a link to the process and a list with dates for the open houses. The closest for us is:

Tuesday, March 10 – 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Ben Franklin Place, Atrium Half Chamber End and The Chamber, 101 Centrepointe Drive

If you would like to take the survey, start here.

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Recap Winter Carnival Fisher Heights & Area

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.

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Lecture: the Lost Lanark Legacy Fruit Trees

If you have enough of the winter, why not going to the Nepean Gardeners meeting and soak up the spring? This Thursday the gardeners meet at City View United Church Hall at 7:30 pm. Non members pay 4 dollars entrance fee.

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Learn about living with coyotes in the city at the Wildlife Speaker Series

Ottawa – Residents are invited to learn about living with coyotes in the city at the Wildlife Speaker Series.

Date: Thursday, February 6

Time: 7 pm, opening remarks and presentation at 8 pm

Location: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

  • Presentation: Andrew S. Haydon Hall
  • Expo: Jean Pigott Place

The presentation will be livestreamed on the City of Ottawa Youtube channel at 8 pm. Subscribe and click the notification bell to be notified when the stream goes live.

Coyotes have adapted to life in cities across North America. Their human neighbours may not realize they’re around until they notice tracks in the snow or hear their song at night. Some residents may be concerned about coyotes living among us, so it’s important to understand how we can coexist safely. 

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Stan Gehrt from Ohio State University. He has studied coyotes in Chicago since 2000 and made interesting discoveries about how coyotes interact with humans and other animals in different settings.  The event will also feature displays by local organizations. 

Admission is free and will be on a first come, first served basis.

Free parking is available at the City Hall garage at 110 Laurier Avenue West on weekday evenings after 6 pm and all day on weekends.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).  You can also connect with us through  FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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HOCKEY DAY IN WARD 9: February 15, 2020


Join in the fun on Saturday February 15, 2020 by entering a team in the 10th annual “Hockey Day in Ward 9” tournament!

Hosted by the Trend Arlington Community Association and Knoxdale-Merivale Council of Community Associations, “Hockey Day in Ward 9” is a fun and healthy opportunity to participate in Canada’s favourite winter pastime on an outdoor rink. What could be more Canadian! 

“Hockey Day in Ward 9” is part of CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada and the City of Ottawa’s Hockey Day festivities. Hot chili, coffee and hot chocolate will be provided for all players and fans. The winning team(s) will be declared 2020 Hockey Day Champion and get to claim the trophy!

We are inviting players from across Ward 9 to form teams and register for this great event. This year we are registering through an online form that you will find at the end of this message. All teams must register by February 10!

WHEN: Saturday February 15, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm
WHERE: Trend Arlington Park @ 50 Bellman Drive

TEAM COMPOSITION: Each team will consist of four players: 2 players must be 14 years old or older, and 2 players must be 13 years old or younger. At least 1 player from each team must live or own a business located in Ward 9. 
SKILL LEVEL:Teams may identify as “competitive” or “non-competitive”. If we have sufficient teams register, we may divide the tournament into two skill levels. The aim is for every team to play at a level they are comfortable with. 
TOURNAMENT RULES: “Hockey Day in Ward 9” has adopted a traditional shinny hockey format and rules. A full list of tournament rules and schedule will be sent to all registered teams on February 10, 2020. 
REGISTRATION: Please register your team information with the online form below.

If you have any further questions, please email Trend Arlington Community Association president Sean Devine at sean@seandevine.ca
https://forms.gle/qERbPM1N6gENza5w5

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Today is Winter Carnival Day

Hi everyone,

just a quick reminder that today, February 1, is our FHACA Winter Carnival from 1 pm to 4 pm.

We have the traditional horse drawn carriage, our ever popular fire pit with marshmallows run by our president Joel. We have snow paint, crafts, some games and snow shoes and of course lots of snacks and traditional hot chocolate inside, made by Head of Hot Chocolate Karen Gordon.

Our popular fire pit is back

Both skating rinks will be open too, so bring your skates. Our staff has worked hard to have excellent skating conditions.

It promises to be very reasonable weather. Parking is very limited so do come by foot if you can as the road is partly blocked for the horses. We need to keep it open wide enough for first responders too.

Hope to see you all this afternoon.

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Open House – sewer and water main replacement works

Looking for a walk in the neighbourhood?

On Wednesday February 5, the city organises another open house at our community centre at 31 Sutton Place from 6 until 8 pm. Make sure to check out the details.

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