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About Us

Fairlea Community Association's objectives
are to encourage:

  • Participation in environmental, socio-economic and recreational

  • A balanced program of sports and activities
    for the community.

  • The most effective use and development
    of parks and open spaces in the community.

  • The maximum
    possible recreational use of Fairlea Park.

  • Community participation.
  • What We Do

    Fairlea Community Association is involved in various activities
    that enhance community participation, while advocating for
    better services for the community.

    Since 1985, we have been involved in the following activities:

    Fairlea Park

    • T-Ball

    • Ice Rink (in cooperation with City of Ottawa)

    • Canada Day Fireworks

    • Tree Planting in Fairlea Park (City of Ottawa & Urbandale

    • Soccer Field in Fairlea Park (City of Ottawa & Urbandale

    • Soccer Games (pick-up, all ages)

    Turtlehead Nature Area & Trails

    • 3100 Conroy Appeal to Ontario Municipal Board

    • Conroy Swamp Hydrological Study (with City of Ottawa)

    • Greenboro Turtlehead Nature Area (Conroy Swamp)

    • Water Tower Compromise Proposal (protected greenspace)

    • Floral & Faunal protection protocol (City of Ottawa,
      Ontario Hydro & Greenspace Alliance)

    Fairlea Community

    • Fairlea-Heatherington Secondary Planning & Land
      Use Study

    • Parking & safety recommendations to City re: Fairlea
      Cr. (1990s)

    • Fairlea Cr. Safety Audits (w/ Ottawa Police)

    • Heron/ Walkley Greenspace Coalition & Appeal to OMB
      (early 1990s)

    • Bus Shelters (1992) & changes to bus routes

    • Public Participation Review (extensive comments to governments)

    • City of Ottawa Heatherington Works Yard Proposals (improve/

    • Natural & Open Space Study (City of Ottawa)

    • Ottawa 2000 Millennium Committee Eco-Team (2000)

    • Ottawa Greenmap Project (1999-2001)

    • VOICE Community Development Pilot Project w/ Volunteer
      Ottawa (2002)

    • Crime Prevention Council & Youth Skills (1997)

    Current activities:

    Fairlea Park

    • Winterfest (games, sleigh ride, snacks)

    • Fall Harvest Fest & Corn Roast

    • Adopt-A-Park (Spring & Fall park cleanup)

    • Bike Safety Rodeo (with Ottawa Police)

    Turtlehead Nature Area & Trails

    • Turtlehead Stewardship Council

    • Floral & Faunal Species Lists (City of Ottawa & others)

    • Bat & Bird House Project

    • Turtlehead Nature Trails building and maintenance

    Fairlea Community

    Ontario Hydro Corridor improvement

    • Block Garage Sale

    • Better lighting in Fairlea Park

    • Better Beginnings, Better Futures

    • Planning & Development Review & Comment (re: South
      Keys, Sawmill Creek, Andrew Fleck & many others)

    • Greenspace Alliance of Canada's Capital


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