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 that affect the quality of life in Fairwinds. The association is made up of residents who volunteer their time and work together to build a better community.

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May 3, 2014: Fairwinds Community “Cleaning The Capital”

Cleaning the Capital - May 3, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014
starting at 10am
(Raindate: May 4 – will be communicated on this web site and also via Facebook and Twitter)

This event is part of the City of Ottawa’s “Cleaning The Capital” campaign.  Show your community pride and take part in this year’s spring city wide cleanup campaign! Join your friends and neighbours and cleanup public property in our community.

There are four area meeting points for the clean-up.  Volunteers are asked to meet at one of the meeting locations at 10:00am to start the clean-up.  We’ve assigned area captains who will have garbage, gloves, yard waste bags, etc.  at each location.

Area 1 – North of Maple Grove
Meet: Par-la-Ville Park

Area 2 – South of Poole Creek
Meet: 418 Brigatine Ave.

Area 3 – West of Huntmar, South of Maple Grove and North of Poole Creek
Meet: Bandmaster Park

Area 4 - East of Huntmar, South of Maple Grove and North of Poole Creek
Meet: Northern-most corner of overflow pond (Maple Grove)

Questions? Need more info?  Please email info@fairwindscommunity.com

Saturday, June 7: 2nd Annual Fairwinds Community Garage Sale

Saturday, June 7
(Raindate:  Sunday, June 8 - will be communicated on this web site and also via Facebook and Twitter)

Get rid of all the old stuff in your garage or basement!  Walk around the neighbourhood, meet some neighbours, and find some great deals!

We’ll be advertising this event in local newspapers, Kijiji, UsedOttawa, etc.

If your street is participating please send a note to events@fairwindscommunity.com and let us know about it!


Brigatine Park update (April 8)

If you have been wondering about the status of Brigatine Park now that the bridge has been installed, Mattamy advises:

“Park construction should begin in May. When in May is weather dependent. We don’t have a construction schedule as of yet.  Once we have that info from our contractor we will let the community know.”

We will be in contact with the City Parks Planner to try to get more information. More to come…

Next FCA executive meeting is on Wednesday, April 2

The next FCA executive meeting is on Wednesday, April 2 at Sobey’s (upstairs Community Kitchen) at 7:30pm.

The agenda includes:

  • 7:35pm – Membership Report
  • 7:40pm – Membership Drive
  • 7:50pm – Banking Update and Procedure
  • 7:55pm – Energy East Pipeline – North Gower Open House: April 3, 2014
  • 8:05pm – Neighbourhood Watch
  • 8:15pm – Cleaning the Capital – May 3
  • 8:25pm – Fairwinds Spring Garage Sale – June 7
  • 8:35pm – Bandmaster Rink issues
  • 8:40pm – Summer BBQ – dates and coordinating with Shad

You can download the full agenda here: Agenda – April 2, 2014

Community members are welcome to attend.

New Poole Creek pedestrian bridge arrives

On March 5, construction crews delivered the new Poole Creek pedestrian bridge.  The bridge links the pathways behind Brigatine Street and Rosehill Avenue, just east of Huntmar. The bridge should open later this spring once construction and landscaping is complete.