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FHCA Halloween Party to return October 29

A message from the FHCA Halloween Party Organizing Committee

FINALLY, after a long pause, we are planning to bring back the Fitzroy Community Halloween Party on October 29! We are in the planning stages and are looking for motivated adults/students to help with the event. This is a great opportunity for local high school students to fulfil their high school volunteer hour requirements as volunteer hours will be given to students for all time spent helping with the party. This can include preparing decorations. organizing and preparing crafts and food, setting up the party and/or the Haunted House, helping out on the day and evening of the event, etc.
If you or your child are interested in helping out, please contact Anna Hutchinson at and note that the first volunteer meeting will take place at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre next Tuesday, September 27, at 6:30. Hope to see you there!

Call for Scholarship Applications

Attention 2022 High School grads who are attending College or University this fall. The deadline is October 10th to apply for the Fitzroy Harbour Community Association Scholarship. Up to $1000 is available.
Send a cover letter with information about your involvement in the community, where you are attending post-secondary school, as well as a copy of your two most recent report cards. Please email the information to A committee of local community members will review all submissions and select the recipient(s).

City Programs in West Carleton this Fall

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!