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FHCA Children’s Christmas Party – December 3

The Annual FHCA Children’s Christmas Party is back on Saturday December 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To get involved, contact Brittany Droeske at 613-601-8819 or on Facebook.


FHCA New Year’s Eve Party

The Fitzroy Harbour New Year’s Eve Party at the FHCC is back to ring in 2023! Doors will open 8:30 p.m., with the band (Sam and the Barn Burners) starting at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $25 person at the door.

Outdoor Hockey League registration now open

Registration for the 2023 West Carleton Outdoor hockey league is officially open. Age ranges are 5-7, 8-9, 10-12, and 13-15. This league is designed to encourage new players into hockey. As in recent years, the format is a rotation of centres every Saturday for gameplay with practices occurring during the week. Registration will be open until December15th so that we have time to build the schedule for a January 7th start (weather depending). Register using the link here. An invoice for payment will follow.

Retirement Party honouring Councillor El-Chantiry, November 19

Councillor's Retirement Party - Invitation

Fitzroy Harbour Dart League is back this fall / winter

Fitzroy Harbour Dart League plays most Friday evenings in the fall and winter at the FHCC. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Scholarship Winner 2022

Congratulations to the FHCA 2022 Scholarship recipient, Justin Ovington. Justin, former FHCA grounds crew worker, is attending Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He is taking a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Campbell Fuels donates BBQ

Thank you to Russ Campbell and Campbell Fuels for the generous donation of a new barbecue to the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre!


Tennis, Pickleball in Fitzroy

Attention racquet sports lovers.
The tennis net is up on the outdoor rink at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Association as of June 23, 2022. Use of the court is on a first come first served basis. While there is no fee to play tennis, we would appreciate you purchasing a membership to the FHCA, available on this page. EW! Also coming soon to Fitzroy will be pickleball. We are excited to have received conditional approval of a grant to set up pickleball courts, also on the outdoor rink. More info to come.

New bench at the FHCC in honour of Connor Engleberts

In June 2019, Connor Engleberts tragically died in a workplace accident. Connor was a wonderful person who died far too young. In Connor’s memory, a new bench has been installed by his family near the first base bench on “A” Diamond at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. Connor was a participant in many Harbour Ball games over the years, and now we will have a permanent memorial of a great guy onsite at the FHCC.Connorsbench

Ottawa Public Library – new hours in Fitzroy

Starting July 4, the Fitzroy Harbour branch will be open Monday from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FHCA Annual Meeting 2022

The FHCA annual meeting was held Thursday May 5, 2022. Thanks to all who attended. The board this upcoming year will consist of Karen Taylor, Mark D’Arcy, Sean Ovington, Colin Ovington, Adam Brown, Wendy Mayhew, Kelly Roper and Fred Gillard. At the meeting, a motion was passed for the FHCA to update its by-laws to comply with new provincial legislation for not-for-profit corporations.
To learn more about the year that was, please check out the President’s Report, the Treasurer’s Report and the  FHCA statement of operations.

Memberships for 2022

The past two years have been a challenge for the FHCA but we are still committed to helping make Fitzroy Harbour a great place to live and maintaining the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre.
If you are able to support the FHCA by purchasing an annual membership, we would appreciate it. Please click on the link on the right side of this page to purchase a membership ($20 a family, $15 an individual, donation for seniors).
Also, be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter, The Peeper. You can click on the link below or email us at to be added as a subscriber.

New swing set at Baird Park and new play structure at the FHCC

The installation of the new swing set at Baird Park is completed and it is ready for use. This project was funded by the City of Ottawa. In addition the City also replaced the play structure at the Community Centre with a brand new unit which is open and ready to use.

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Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre has launched a community service centre in Fitzroy Harbour!