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Welcome to our community!

Fairwinds is a growing neighbourhood located in west Ottawa, bordering the two communities of Kanata and Stittsville near Canadian Tire Centre. The mission of the Fairwinds Community Association (FCA) is to be an advocate for residents on significant issues and organize events and activities that maintain and improve the great quality of life that we… Read More »

VIDEO RECAP: 2nd Annual Fairwinds Community BBQ

Thanks to Hien Hoang for putting together this great video recapping the Fairwinds Community BBQ on September 6. Some stats: Over 700 hamburgers and hot dogs were served $421 was raised for Tysen’s Mission To A Million / Make A Wish Foundation $229 was raised at the cotton candy booth for the Stittsville Food Bank… Read More »

“No Trucks” signs coming soon to Huntmar

At our FCA board meeting last week, our city councillor provided an update regarding truck traffic on Huntmar Drive between Maple Grove and Hazeldean.  Several people in our community have expressed concerns regarding trucks and commercial traffic cutting through Fairwinds, as well as cars travelling at excessive speeds.  Here’s the latest: “No Truck” signs will… Read More »

Notes from last night’s public meeting on 173 Huntmar

A public meeting was held on September 9 to discuss a plan of subdivision for the land at 173 Huntmar. (See previous post here.) Thanks to all of the Fairwinds residents who attended last night’s meeting. Information that was shared at the meeting included: City staff have asked the developer to make a number of changes… Read More »

Thanks for making the Fairwinds Community BBQ a big success!

Big thanks to everyone who came to today’s BBQ, and to all the volunteers, sponsors and supporters who helped make the event a success. Over 700 hamburgers and hot dogs were served and several hundred dollars was raised for Tysen’s Mission to a Million, the Stittsville Food Bank, and to support future Fairwinds community events.… Read More »

Ten things you should know about the Fairwinds BBQ on September 6

The 2nd Annual Fairwinds Community BBQ is on Saturday, September 6 from 11am-2pm. (Rain or shine!)   It’s at Par-La-Ville Park, on the north side of Maple Grove Road near Laveche Way   It’s free!  (But see below about raffle tickets, 50/50, membership, etc.)   There’s a free BBQ (courtesy of Kodiak Snowblowing), free bottled… Read More »

September 9: Public Meeting re: 173 Huntmar Drive

The City of Ottawa is holding a Public Meeting on September 9, 2014 to discuss the proposed plan of subdivision for 173 Huntmar Drive.  The property is just north of Fairwinds, on Huntmar Road between Maple Grove and Palladium. The meeting is at 7:00pm at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena (10 Warner-Colpitts Lane, off… Read More »

Monthly FCA board meeting is Wednesday, September 3

Fairwinds Community Association board is meeting on Wednesday, September 3, 7pm at the CIBC on Hazeldean. No formal agenda – most of the meeting will be devoted to BBQ planning, and we’ll have a few updates on community issues including 173 Huntmar and truck traffic. All residents are welcome to attend.  For more information please… Read More »

August 16: Shad Qadri hosts a pancake breakfast at Bandmaster Park

From Councillor Shad Qadri: “On Saturday, August 16th my office in conjunction with Enbridge Gas will be holding a pancake breakfast from 8:00am until 10:30am at Bandmaster Park, 203 Mistral Way, in Fairwinds! Rob Wilkinson of Safer Roads Ottawa will be out to educate on cycling and pedestrian safety with the help of the Ottawa… Read More »

Changes coming to 96 bus route this fall

OC Transpo route 96A will be changed slightly this fall to serve the new Tanger outlet mall just north of the Queensway.  The mall opening is planned for October 17, and the route would change a few weeks before that. We asked City Councillor Shad Qadri about what impact this change would have to Fairwinds… Read More »

Next FCA Executive Committee is on Wednesday, August 6

Our next executive committee meeting is on Wednesday, August 6 at 7:00pm. Note our location: CIBC Boardroom – Hazeldean and Huntmar (5527 Hazeldean Road) Items on our agenda include: End of Summer BBQ (September 6) – entertainment; food; permits; poster; volunteers, etc.  Development of 173 Huntmar Neighbourhood Watch status OSC Bike Safety Rodeo Brigatine Park status Full Meeting… Read More »