Nov 052020

The next General Meeting of the FCA-FAC will be held by videoconference on Wednesday November 18, 2020 from 7 pm. A prime topic of discussion will the City’s Outdoor Rink Program.

To participate in the meeting, please send a message to

A draft agenda for the Nov. 18 meeting is found at Draft minutes for the previous (October 21) meeting are found at

Greenspace Alliance 20th anniversary event

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Oct 112017

Did you know the Greenspace Alliance was founded in October 1997? To celebrate twenty years of advocacy for the preservation and protection of greenspace in Ottawa-Gatineau, we are planning a little soirée on Thursday, October 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. It will be held at the Domaine de la Ferme Moore, one of the NCC’s 2017 Confederation Pavilions, located at 670 Blvd Alexandre-Taché in Gatineau, just across the Champlain Bridge.


In addition to refreshments and a birthday cake, entertainment will be provided in the form of a song circle, in which local musicians, playing acoustic instruments, will take turns singing songs, in many genres, that somehow touch on nature and the environment. Please RSVP to if you think you can join us.

Feb 122016

The awards committee is seeking nominations for the awards presented annually at the June AGM (mark it on your calendar, June 7th).

Up to three awards may be presented: Lifetime Achievement, FCA Contributor, or Builders.

You can find a more detailed description of the awards on the awards page under “About Us” on this website or simply follow this link.

Nominations are due by May 1st and should be sent to our past president, Graeme Roderick at

Submissions should include all the necessary information in support of the nomination.

Nov 032015

November 2 I attended several of 3-dozen events at the Jewish Community learning festival.  Thankfully I arrived in time for FCA’s Lorne Cutler‘s clear and useful presentation on Social Finance replete with his up-to-the-minute examples.  It’s a new field.  Get new resources for your community good work.  Contact Lorne for more info, or network with him at an FCA meeting.  We’re hearing sponsorships funds may be coming for year 2017; opportunities for leveraging.

At adjoining Jewish Community learning sessions I met two scholars with insights into revision history and theology of faith-based stories; a gay hi-tech early retiree releasing his new political expose-book, “Conservative Confidential”;  a prominent media CBC personality offering himself to the conference’s Human Library; a medically-trained Sex Clinician/psychologist; a military chaplain/Rabbi, and a community-collections archivist.  Oh, and I had a bag lunch while listening to a chorus — all for $20!  Energetic festivals are in place and growing their cultural, sport, family themes including the derby race at Manotick Mayfair at Kanata, the major days at Glebe, Hintonburg/Mechanicsville Westfest, and many others in Ottawa’s East, South and thriving in many outer suburbs.  Most days-long events started small, built on success, grew volunteers, brought out the general public, families, and fun show-offs and heritage buffs.

Sharing the theme:  — is your community planning or growing its own public fun learning festival — promoting community character and engagement? — check out or add to this how-to link: sml educational ca

Celebrate the Hills

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Sep 062015

Celebrate the Hills!
A public event on a 50 acre forested private property on
Canadian Shield in the Carp Hills
Sunday, September 13
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
150 Donald B. Munro Drive, Carp
A donation of $5 per person, $10
per family is requested.
Art Show and Sale – local artists, inspired by nature
West Carleton War Memorial
Silent Auction
Guided Nature Hikes by Dr. Owen Clarkin
Self-Guided Nature Hikes
Kids’ Activities
Marketplace Table
Friends of the Carp River
Pianos in the Park!
For more information visit our web site:

Dalhowzie or Dalhoozie, It’s time for a tour of Dalhousie

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Jul 142015

remember… Dalhousie … d’antan
The Lowertown Community association and the merchants of Dalhousie North invite you to go back in time to an earlier Ottawa.
Guided heritage walks conducted in English and French
July 18, 11am and 2pm
Tour start from 192 Dalhousie.
For more information go to here