Findlay Creek Community Association
July 2022

This month we're looking backward at ongoing "Derecho" Storm aftermath from May 21st and forward to brighter days with our next event: Movie Night in the Park! 

If you're looking for a way to help out in the community, drop us a line or message us on any of our social media platforms. We would love to hear from you! 

We hope you're having a wonderful July so far!

Findlay Fun Fact

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

What was the original name for Bank Street?
a) Esther Street
b) Colonel By Street
c) Prescott Road
d) Metcalfe Road

Findlay Updates
We're hosting Movie Night in the Park at 9pm at Diamond Jubilee Park in the soccer field on July 23rd 2022! Light refreshments and popcorn will be for sale (cash only). Bring a comfy blanket and chairs and a friend or 5! Stay turned for details on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Don't have these? Drop us an email and we'll fill you in!
Remember all those months ago when we collected 20+ bags of garbage for our spring clean up? Well, we're using this as an opportunity to remind our residents to please clean up after yourself when out in Findlay Creek's parks and soccer fields. We are working with our City Councilors to set up more trash cans, but until that time comes, please remove your trash after you are finished using our shared public spaces.  
We would like to welcome Investment Advisor& Financial Planner, Ratul Dutta, to our list of trusted Community Partners for 2022! As you may not know, our trusted partners help us deliver events and help foster a strong community spirit in Findlay Creek! We look forward to learning from his informative blog posts here and in future monthly newsletters.
Reach out to him at:
Community Consultation: White Alder Traffic Calming 

The Feedback Survey is Open until August 5, 2022 can be found Here
The Display Boards Can be found Here
The Full Sized Drawings can be found Here

Taken from the City of Ottawa website:

This plan includes:

  • 2 Pedestrian Crossovers (PXO's)
    • A raised PXO at Spartina (at the pedestrian bridge)
    • An at-grade PXO at the curve to the west of Flat Sedge Crescent. *Feasibility to be investigated
  • 6 speed humps
  • Intersections modifications:
    • Kelly Farm: Addition of a Stop Flex Stake at the west leg.
    • Widgeon (West):
      • Addition of a painted crosswalk, and
      • A raised median.
  • Meadowlilly:
    • Addition of a median on White Alder (east of Meadowlilly), and
    • A right turn channel on Meadowlilly.

The limits of this study do not include side streets, however, The City of Ottawa will monitor certain side streets (Bufflehead Way and Widgeon Way) before and after construction of the White Alder measures to assess if there have been any notable negative secondary impacts.

Ottawa Updates
A Company of Fools is putting on this 90 minute play in parks around Ottawa. It's a "pay what you can" event. Check out their calendar for time and location. 

Aftermath of May 21st "Derecho" Storm

The May 21st storm caused significant tree canopy loss in Ottawa. Check out the City’s Trees in Trust program where you can submit an online request for trees for your property.  Currently, the fall 2022 planting season is fully subscribed. New requests for Trees in Trust will be processed for spring 2023. Public Works has also extended the June 1st deadline to apply to the Schoolyard Tree Planting Grant Program to October to accommodate schools that lost trees. For related information: Trees and Urban Forests

The woodchip piles are available 24/7 at the following locations:

Recreation facilities

  • Navan Memorial Centre, 1295 Colonial Road
  • Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue (Minto sports field parking lot, between Minto field and Hamilton baseball diamond)


  • 29 Hurdman Road
  • 2145 Roger Stevens Drive
  • 4244 Rideau Valley Drive
  • 1655 Maple Grove Road
Answer: A

a) Esther Street. This street was named after Col. John By's wife and was in fact the original name of Bank Street. At the time, Esther Street did not extend far enough south to reach Gloucester. 

Ottawa Public Health Updates 

Stay Up to Date with Ontario's Covid 19 Vaccines and Recommended Doses

Not sure if you should Self-Isolate? This Tool can help

With cases continuing, 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

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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