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Findlay Creek Community Association
April 2022

Spring has sprung and warmer days are around the corner! In this newsletter we have great news to share including that we are back to having a full FCCA Board, the Spring Clean Up Event (finally!) among other news concerning Findlay Creek. 

To all those celebrating this month - 
Happy Ramadan, Passover & Easter! 

President's Corner

Dear Findlay Creek Community Association Members, 

We are excited to host some events throughout the summer months starting with the Annual Community Clean-up partnered with the Annual E-Waste Drive that's already underway. Following this, we are looking to start planning for a late spring/early summer Community Garage Sale; and much more on the horizon!

We have a special treat for the upcoming Community Clean-up. We have invited two of our T-Rex Friends to help out and entertain us with their best efforts at cleaning. 

We hope to see you all out for the clean-up!

Findlay Fun Fact
 

Let's Test Your Findlay Creek Knowledge! Scroll to the Bottom to See If You’re Right!

Why is Fred Barret Arena named after Fred G. Barret?
a) Barret was the mayor of Gloucester
b) Barret was a local athlete who went professional
c) Barret was the Charter President of The Gloucester        Lions Club

Findlay Updates

Potholes
Ottawa resdients love to joke that spring time is pothole season, but did you know that you can report a pothole? The city has filled approximately 69,101 holes so far this year. 


Annual E-Waste
Vimy Ridge Public School is doing it's Annual E-Waste and Scrap Metal Drive and would love your support! 🔌
Drop off small and large appliances, TVs, computer parts, old bikes, BBQs, miscellaneous wires, copper pipes, rain gutters, air conditioners, batteries, exercise equipment, Xmas lights, stereos, lamps etc.
📍 The collection bin will be in front of Vimy Ridge Public School
📅  April 22nd to April 24th 2022
🚫 Please NO lightbulbs, hazardous waste or furniture dumping


Annual Community Clean-up
FCCA and South Nation Conservation are teaming up to put on our Spring Clean Up. Come join us between 9 and 11am Saturday, April 23rd at Diamond Jubilee Park to tidy up our neighbourhood! We will have gloves, bags and light refreshments available. South Nation Conservation will donate shrubs as well. We can't wait to see you there!

For more information, reach out to fccagetsocial@gmail.com 
 

Support Local 

We ask that you continue to support our local businesses! Shopping local helps to keep our community thriving. This month we'd love to hear from our readers about their favourite spots around Findlay Creek - take a picture or write a small blurb we can include in the next newsletter! Send to fccagetsocial@gmail.com

Annual FCCA Memberships

Being an FCCA member has its rewards! An Annual Membership can be purchased anytime online. We are in the process of establishing all the benefits and perks that come with the annual membership. 

Fit Findlay 

By now many of us have already been out enjoying our Boardwalk and even paths around our neighbourhood. Last month we highlighted the many winter trails available. This month, we'd like to link another Interactive Map will keep you busy discovering all that Ottawa has to offer! 

Answer: a and c
Barret was elected mayor in 1949 and he was the Charter President of The Gloucester Lions Club

Ottawa Public Health Updates 

Ontario is expanding it's Fourth Dose Eligibility to those over the age of 60 as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18+ on April 7, 2022. 

With cases on the rise, it's recommended to:

  1. Get vaccinated with all the doses you are eligible for
  2. Limit your close contacts
  3. Wear a mask in indoor public spaces
  4. Stay home if you are sick

Ontario will remove the mandatory masking requirement for most settings on March 21st, with the exception of select settings such as public transit, health care settings, long-term care homes and congregate care settings.

Have concerns? Community Resources
 

We ask that residents to report to the appropriate authorities if incidents occur on private or public property as neighbourhood patrols are report-based. 

For emergencies or to report a crime in progress, call 911
For non-emergencies, call 613-236-1222 ext. 7300
TTY service for the deaf, deafened and hard of hearing: 613-232-1123
Click here to find Online Reporting


City of Ottawa – 311 

Call 311 to report or inquire about issues related to: By-law / Roads & Sidewalks / Property Standards / Building Code Services / Graffiti / Discarded syringes



Any reports made and community concerns can also be shared with Councillor Meehan's Office. 

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