May2011 The newsletter of the Fitzroy Harbour Community Association FHCA est. 1976 www.fitzroyharbour.com Volume xiii – Issue V Fitzroy Harbour Softball starts in May It’s May, so that means softball season has begun in Fitzroy Harbour. This year, the Minor Softball program has an increased number of participants and teams in T-ball x 2, Atoms x 3, Mites x 2, Squirt/Peewee Boys, Squirt/Peewee Girls and a Bantam Boys team. Thanks to all the parents that are volunteering as coaches. The six week season begins May 8 and the ball diamonds will be action packed from Sunday to Thursday, ending with a mite tournament on June 18th. The Men’s League is also back this year, expanded to eight teams from six last year. Their games on Wednesday nights. The Ladies’ League is playing on Thursday nights. West Carleton Electric competitive men’s fastball will also be played at the FHCC again this year – see page 2 for more information. This month’s Peeper, brought to you by: Penny’s Fudge Factory (613) 623-7679 www.pennysfudgefactory.ca Penny’s Fudge Factory is now open for the season as of May 1st Fitzroy’s Annual Ball Hockey Tournament Fitzroy Harbour's annual ball hockey tournament is back for 2011 on Friday May 27 and Saturday May 28. Games played on the outdoor rink surface. $100.00 per team. Teams of 10 players, six players on the “ice” - two women must play at all times. Ages 18 and up. Prizes for winning teams. Once again this year we have applied for an outdoor beer garden beside the rink surface. To register please contact Lacey Dolan @ 613-622-7919 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Fitzroy Peeper Fitzroy Harbour Easter Event Thanks to everyone that made the Children’s Easter Event a success, including Sarah Bourgeau, Christopher Bourgeau, Deanna Fracasso, Emilie Robillard, Morgan Findlay, the volunteers from the City of Ottawa’s REACH program and of course organizer Astrid Neuland. Eli has a new website Councillor El-Chantiry has launched a new website with news and information from the City and the Ward. To check it out, visit: www.eliel-chantiry.ca. • Norma’s Poem • May they call the 'merry month' • terms exams may be all through • university students are busy searching • for summer work to do • planting, planning, digging of course • keeps all the gardeners in tune • while others tread the golf course • all eighteen holes 'fore noon.. • or planning family tenting • barbecues: a good way to cook • early spring garage sales • just everywhere we look! • others grab a lawn chair • lay back and read a book • just enjoy the month of May • as we've passed those winter blues • look up and greet your neighbour • and listen to new news. Library Nook From the Ottawa Public Library – Fitzroy Harbour branch JOB OPPORTUNITY! Fitzroy Harbour and Constance Bay branches of OPL will soon be posting a job opportunity for the position of Page. In the library system, a page assists the library tech. with various tasks, mostly shelving. Visit the branches and talk to library staff for more information. Did you know that Wii games are available at the library – come in to see the selection! Many titles for Wii, X-box and Playstation can be requested in. Well Water Testing from the City of Ottawa Drop off at the Harbour Store on Tuesday, May 10thfrom 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. IMPORTANT: Water samples must be collected in Ministry of Health sample bottles and returned by the collection date, within 24-hours of the sample being taken. For more information contact Kim Ou, Public Health Nurse at 613-580-6744, ext. 26234 or Kim.Ou@ottawa.ca. This service is offered by Ottawa Public Health, Health Hazard Prevention and Management Program and community partners. Big Mac Performance and Contracting Contact Fitzroy’s own “Big Mac” for all your contracting needs. Mini excavator & skid steer rentals; Excavating, trenching, stump removals; Ditching, sonotubes, post holes; Small basements, foundation repairs; Topsoil and sod, small loads; Interlok/Landscaping. Website: www.bigmaccontracting.com or 613-836-4675. Visit our website: www.fitzroyharbour.com Harbour Days 2011 will be held June 29 to July 2 Mark your calendars! Interested in booking the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre for an event? Call the FHCA at 613-623-5241 or email email@example.com for rates and available dates Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-623-8867 to get in the next edition
Stop the stop sign shenanigans There have been several recent incidents of stop signs being removed by vandals at the corner of McHugo and Carleton Street in the Harbour. The police and the City have been notified. Parents, mention to your teenagers how dangerous this action can be for drivers. It’s not a funny prank, it’s dangerous vandalism. Thanks From The Girl Guides Valerie Jorgensen, 6th West Carleton Guides This is a “Thank You” to everyone in Fitzroy Harbour and area that supported our Girl Guides and Brownies during our Spring Cookie Drive. It was our most successful to date and the proceeds will help send our girls to camp this Spring. We were so pleased at the positive response we received when we visited at your doors. A special Thank You goes out to The Harbour Store and staff for allowing us to set up in front of the store. Tu whit, Tu Whoooo! Nature In Deed A Resource for Non-Farming Rural Residents Nature In Deed is a portal to a wide range of resources about living in a rural environment. You’ll find links to people and resource agencies who can provide answers to just about any property-related question you have. The purpose is to help rural landowners understand the broader landscape in which their home is situated. Please see www.natureindeed.com. Rural Root Theatre Presents….. Rural Root Theatre is proud to present a musical "All for Your Delight“ on May 11 to 14, 8 p.m. performances at the Constance & Buckham’s Bay Community Centre. Call in advance to reserve tickets at 613-832-1070. Crime Prevention is Everyone’s Responsibility From Constable Peter Jeon, Ottawa Police Service Everyone in rural Ottawa plays an important role in helping to keep our communities safe. Community safety is everyone’s responsibility and crime prevention is everyone’s business. Being the eyes and ears in your neighbourhood, it’s essential to communicate all suspicious and criminal activity to your community and police; no matter how trivial you might think it is. Not all calls are 911 calls. For a police response to a non-emergency situation such a suspicious or unusual event in progress, call 613-230-6211. Or, if you discover that you were a victim of a theft from vehicle or mischief, report it to the Ottawa Police Call Center at 613-236-1222 ext.7300. Remember, your calls matter. The Community Police Centre is a “community problem-solving centre” and is responsible for delivering crime prevention programs to the community. If you have any safety or security questions or concerns, give us a call. You can reach your nearest CPC office by calling 613-236-1222 and dialing zero. It is important to note that the CPC is not an emergency response centre and that we do not dispatch cars to complaints or crimes in progress. When a situation arises it is important to know the numbers to call for an appropriate response. Keep the following numbers close by or call the CPC and ask for your very own Make the Right Call fridge magnet. • 911—for life-threatening emergencies or crimes in progress • 613-230-6211—other emergencies, i.e.: suspicious incident or disturbance • 613-236-1222, ext. 7300—the O.P.S. call centre, to report a theft, missing person or stolen vehicle • 311—for Bylaw Dispatch Services • 613-233-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 —for Crime Stoppers. Your call will remain anonymous and Crime Stoppers do not subscribe to call display. Also, you can find all of these numbers along with other useful information can be found in the red pages at the front of your residential directory. Finally, if you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should call police, or you cannot remember the non-emergency numbers, call 9-1-1. The caring and professional 9-1-1 Call Takers will steer you in the right direction. West Carleton Electric Fastball back for 2011 Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric competitive men’s fastball is back for another season of Greater Ottawa Fastball League play with games at the FHCC. Upcoming home games for WC Electric are on Monday May 16that 8:30pm against Kars, Monday May 30thagainst Barrhaven and a double header on Friday June 3rd at 7pm and 9pm. Special events this year include a game on Canada Day Friday July 1 during Harbour Days. For a full schedule, visit www.GOFL.ca. West Carleton Electric thanks all our local sponsors that make the team successful. To learn more about fastball in the area visit fitzroyfastball.blogspot.com. Personal Safety Workshop for women of all ages Saturday, May 28, 2011 from 1 to 4 pm at the Kinburn Client Service (former Township Office.) Free. Promotion of women's safety in public spaces, awareness and assertiveness strategies, introduction to basic self-defence. Pre-registration preferred to one of the following: Ruth: email@example.com (613-832-1044)Carol: firstname.lastname@example.org (613-623-1174)Terry: email@example.com (613-623-6436) Brought to you by: Women's Initiatives for Safer Environments - WISE Dunrobin, Johnston-May and Lorne Sutherland Women's Institute ROSE Program. • City of Ottawa Youth Connexion Programs • Babysitting Course • Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre • May 14 &15th from 9am till 3pm • Ages 12-14 yrs $79.75 *653322 • Ages 15-18 yrs $90.25 *651761 • Register online at www.ottawa.ca • Please register by Monday May 9th • Looking for more information or to register contact Sarah at 613-580-2424x43307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.