Category Archives: Events

Hawaiian Luau in Heron Park on Wednesday, August 1

The pool staff at the Heron Park Wading Pool is teaming up  with the Heron Park Community Association to organize a party in Heron Park on Wednesday, August 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The theme this year is HAWAIIAN LUAU! There will be a costume contest, decorations, themed activities (throughout the day), and the usual special event treats (slip’n’slide, parachute, music, etc.).

The HPCA will fire up a couple of gas grills around noon and we will be selling $2 all-beef hotdogs and $3 hamburgers. Drinks will be $1 each. Jumbo Freezies for $1.

So, bring your grass skirts and colourful shirts to Heron Park on August 1st!!!

Wading Pool Hours

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Curtis poses in front of Wading Pool schedule.

The Heron Park Wading Pool is once again open for the season. With all the hot, dry weather we’ve been experiencing in Ottawa this summer, residents are very grateful that they have a place to bring their kids to cool off and have fun.

 

Steph, Curtis and Chris are lifeguards with the City of Ottawa who have been assigned to the Heron Park Wading Pool.

Curtis, Heather and Steph are City of Ottawa lifeguards for the Heron Park Wading Pool. Steph is the Wading Pool Supervisor.

August Hours of Operation

Monday–11-5

Tuesday–12-6

Wednesday–11-5

Thursday–12-6

Friday–CLOSED

Saturday–11-5

Sunday–11-5

 

Wednesday Night Program

Adults, teens, tweens and kids attending the Wednesday Night Program on the steps in front of the fieldhouse/community centre in Heron Park on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

The Wednesday Night Program continues to evolve.

Originally pitched as an activity evening for at-risk teens and tweens, it has become a popular event for families with young children, and an opportunity for local teens to gain volunteer hours for high school.

We continue to offer structured and unstructured physical activities, food and fun for residents of all ages. Adult supervision provided.  Parents are always welcome.

The WNP is every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Heron Park Community Orchard – Upcoming Meeting

Blossom image by Flickr.com user Ms Oddgers

Blossom image by Flickr.com user Ms Oddgers


When: Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 PM

Where: Heron Park Community Centre (Corner of Clover Street & Richard Ave)

What:  Share your ideas as we consider planting a Community Orchard later this spring.

Join fellow community members who are interested in creating a Community Orchard here in Heron Park.  For a bit more background on what has been done so far (spoiler alert: not much apart from getting permission from the City) you can read the article in the Spring 2012 Herald or download this short summary: Heron Park – Community Orchard Info.pdf [1.5 MB]

We will be posting the results of the community meeting on this website (heronpark.ca) so that you can follow our progress.

Hope to see you there!

Heron Park Winter Carnival 2012

Please click on the images below to see some photos from this year’s Heron Park Winter Carnival.

Heron Park Spring Cleanup – May 7

We’re getting ready for our annual spring cleanup. To sign up as a volunteer, and/or for more information, contact Ashley (ashleysarahlima@yahoo.ca).

Spring Clean-up

Saturday, May 7

9:30am—12:00pm
Volunteers needed!
High school students, earn your community service hours.

Email Ashley (ashleysarahlima@yahoo.ca) to sign up.

Let’s get ready for summer!

As part of Ottawa’s Cleaning the Capital event, Heron Park residents will be out cleaning up our neighbourhood. Come and join us either on your own or with a group!

Buying Into Solar

Worried about nuclear? Troubled by fossil fuels?

Wondering about solar as an energy source and investment opportunity?

Join us for a Community Empowerment Evening

BUYING INTO SOLAR

Presented by the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op

Wednesday, April 27

7 p.m.

Mayfair Theatre

1074 Bank Street

$10 (tickets at the door; discount for Mayfair members)

7 – 8 pm

Powerful: Energy for Everyone,
David Chernushenko’s uplifting film (condensed version)

8 – 9 pm

Panel discussion: “How can you invest in a renewable energy future?”

with Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi and representatives from

solar development firm and Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative

Contact: Dick Bakker at 613-867-7982 or dbakker@rogers.com

Also, don’t miss the Solar Fair on Saturday, April 30 at Ottawa City Hall

http://www.1000solarrooftops.ca

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative (OREC) has be created to pool investment money from Ottawa residents, to develop renewable energy projects in Ottawa.  All the power, jobs and money will remain in the community.  This will be OREC’s first public meeting.

Ottawa Eco Expo (April 23-24)

The Ottawa Eco Expo happens on Saturday and Sunday, April 23 – 24 at the RA Centre. 10 am – 4 pm.

http://ecoexpo.ca

Admission is by donation. Parking is free.
Objective is not to make a profit, but to serve the local community.
Up to 100 local organizations and businesses showcase products & services related to going green, eating local and being healthy; informative workshops and presentations
Organized by a group of hard-working local volunteers who care about our community. Exhibitors include local not-for-profit community-minded organizations.

Heron Park Winter Carnival

Fine weather is forecast for this weekend’s Winter Carnival.  Saturday, February 5th.

Festivities begin at 11 a.m. and continue to 2 p.m.

Activities will center on the outdoor rink and the Heron Park Community Centre (aka Fieldhouse/Community Activity Centre).

Highlights of the day’s events include:

  • Goopee The Clown (face painting and activities for young and old)
  • broomball
  • skating, snowshoeing and sack races
  • tug-o-war: Kids against Adults!
  • Plenty of reasonably-priced food and drink for all

Heron Park Winter Carnival 2011

snowmanSaturday, February 5,  11:00 – 14:00

Mark your calendars: our winter carnival – complete with clown, face painting, lively games, lots of food and fun for all – is only two weeks away. Everyone is welcome, and we hope we’ll see many of you there.

In order to make it a really great event, we need a few people to do some prep work, and more people to lend a hand during the event. There’s plenty to do: set up things the night before; cook food; sell tickets for food, raffle prizes, HPCA memberships; organise kids’ games; clean up afterwards. You can also contribute by bringing baked goods for sale at the event.

Please contact James or Rosella and let us know what you’d like to do.

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