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Clean up the Harbour – May 27

The Fitzroy Harbour “Clean the Capital” initiative is this Saturday, May 27 starting at 9:00 AM at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. Tim Horton’s coffee and donuts will be available, as well as volunteer hours for students.

Fitzroy Harbour Community Association – Annual Meeting 2023

Thanks to all who attended our Annual Meeting on May 9. At that meeting the  President’s Report was provided, the Treasurer’s Report with an overview of the 2022 Financial statements was presented , new FHCA operational by-laws were adopted and a new executive elected.

The new FHCA executive is: Sean Ovington, Karen Taylor, Colin Ovington, Wendy Mayhew, Kelly Roper, Mark D’Arcy, and Adam Brown.

Exec 2023 AGM

Pickleball in Fitzroy

Attention Pickleball players. We will be offering pickleball on the outdoor rink surface. Hours will be 8 am to 1pm Monday to Friday, and nights from 6pm to 9pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 1pm. Cost to play is $40 for the season (includes $20 FHCA membership), or $4 per session, payable by email transfer to Once your membership is paid, you will receive the code for the lockbox for the equipment. For more information, contact Fred at 613-290-0767.

Softball season has started

Minor softball started May 8 – schedules and info available at  Thanks to the West Carleton Fastball committee, the group that put on the U23 Men’s Softball Canada Championship in Carp in August 2022, for their donation to support Fitzroy Minor Softball.
The Men’s League (aka Harbour Ball) plays every Wednesday, while the Ladies’ League plays every Thursday.  West Carleton Electric men’s competitive fastball from the Greater Ottawa Fastball League will also be playing games in Fitzroy.

Craft Fair – April 29th

Thanks to all who made our craft fair a success – organizers, exhibitors, volunteers and shoppers!

Memberships for 2023

The past few years have been a challenge for the FHCA but we are continued to be committed to helping make Fitzroy Harbour a great place to live and maintaining the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre.
Your membership helps support the maintenance of the Community Centre building and grounds. It helps us put on events such as Harbour Days, Winter Carnival, Halloween Party, Dart Night, and the Children’s Christmas Party, all of which have many activities offered free of charge.Membership benefits include the ability to register your kids in our sport programs (outdoor hockey and softball), subscription to our email newsletter and discounts on hall rentals, as well as the good feeling you get for supporting your community!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.

Hall improvement project

The FHCA is pleased to announce that we have upgraded our refrigeration system in the bar with a new quieter, more dependable, more efficient set up. We are grateful to the City of Ottawa’s Rural Community Building Grant Program for providing funds to make this improvement possible.

Harbour Days 2023

Reserve July 6 to 8 as the dates for Harbour Days 2023!

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!


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

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