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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 »

October 26: 2nd Annual Fairwinds Halloween Party

  Here’s some info about a great upcoming family event that some of the parents in our community are organizing. “A fun Halloween Event the Sunday before Halloween.  There will be pumpkins to decorate and take home.  Games and Fun for all.  There will be special guests.  We will have a costume contest for prizes.  Bring… Read More »

Looking for new members for our Board of Directors!

We’re looking for new members to fill some open positions on the Fairwinds Community Association Board of Directors.  We’re looking for people from a variety of backgrounds to join us and help out with issues and activities that are important to our community. For more information please contact Candace at info@fairwindscommunity.com.

Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa Senators announce upgrades to post-game traffic flow

UPDATE OCTOBER 2:  Geoff Publow, vice-president of strategic development for the Senators and Canadian Tire Centre, attended the Fairwinds Community Association monthly meeting last night to update us on the new traffic strategy for Senators games.   We heard several concerns from residents about additional traffic through the neighbourhood as a result of the plan, as… Read More »

Next FCA monthly board meeting is Wednesday, October 1

The Fairwinds Community Association board is meeting on Wednesday, October 1, at 7pm at the CIBC on Hazeldean. All residents are welcome to attend.  (If you arrive after the doors are locked please knock!) Agenda includes: Recap of the Fairwinds summer BBQ Updates on 173 Huntmar, Huntmar/Maple Grove traffic signals, truck traffic cut-through Brigatine Park signage… 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 »