Category Archives: Events

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.

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.

Night on the Town–party at Heron Park Wading Pool!

Wednesday, July 27th* is the date for the special themed-event hosted by the wading pool staff.

Night on the Town is the theme. Dress up in your spiffiest threads to paint the town red…or simply enjoy some painting and other crafts at the wading pool.

Prizes for best costume. Games galore. Hotdogs and beverages for a nominal fee.

Come one! Come ALL!

*This event is the rain-date for the previously scheduled party on July 19th. The weather was untoward on the 19th.

Opening Day for Wading Pool!

Lisa (Supervising Lifeguard), Kyomi, Matthew and Carla. (Absent: Afsana)

Lisa (Supervising Lifeguard), Kyomi, Matthew and Carla. (Absent: Afsana)

Friday, July 2nd was Opening Day for the Heron Park Wading Pool. The pool will stay open (with extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays) until Friday, August 27th. Funded and staffed by the City of Ottawa, this year’s pool staff are:

  • Lisa (Supervising Lifeguard)
  • Kyomi
  • Matthew
  • Carla
  • Afsana

Hours of Operation:

  • Sunday–11am to 5pm
  • Monday–11am to 6pm
  • Tuesday–11am to 7pm
  • Wednesday–11am to 6pm
  • Thursday–11am to 7pm
  • Friday–11am to 6pm
  • Saturday–CLOSED

Pool Maintenance at Heron Park Wading Pool

Pool Maintenance at Heron Park Wading Pool

There will be a variety of programs, activities and events for everyone to enjoy. Some of the highlights of the 2010 season are:

  • VJPP–Volunteer Junior Parks Program
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Sports
  • Occasional BBQs (hotdogs and beverages for a nominal fee)
  • July 19th SPECIAL EVENT (theme to be decided)

The wading pool is a wonderful, well-used community resource. Enjoy!

Michaela and her cousins Viviane, Coby and Kevin enjoy opening day of the Heron Park Wading Pool.

Michaela and her cousins Viviane, Coby and Kevin enjoy opening day of the Heron Park Wading Pool.

Alta Vista Public School Annual Spring Fair

When: Saturday May 1st, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)

Where: Alta Vista Public School  1329 Randall St. Ottawa

A great way to spend a Saturday: 4 hours of fun with variety for the whole family; support education at the same time! Come join us for our annual fundraising and community event.

Games, Cake and Cupcake Walk, Face Painting, Crafts, Silent Auction, Food, Plant sale, Bake sale, Used Book sale, White Elephant sale, Bouncy Castles and more.  All are welcome, rain or shine!  You don’t want to miss all this fun – or these bargains!

For more info contact Alta Vista Public School at 613-733-7124 or email

Heron Park Winter Carnival



Saturday, February 13

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Heron Park (on Clover)



The Heron Park Community Association invites you to

Celebrate winter with friends and neighbors!

Games! Skating! Broomball! Face painting! Prizes! Pancakes, Chili, Hot dogs, and Hot chocolate!

Kids – come for food, stay for balloons and games.

Convergys Awash In Community Spirit

Rolf (right), and Convergys colleagues run car-wash fundraiser for Heron Park Playstucture Fund.

Roderick Stephen McRae, Cassandra J Berquist, Rolf Hansen (left to right), and Convergys colleagues run car-wash fundraiser for Heron Park Playstucture Fund.

Convergys employee and Rockingham Avenue resident, Rolf Hansen, spearheaded a fundraising event at the Convergys offices at Herongate Mall on Friday, July 17 from 11am to 4pm.

Their managers, trainers and other staff participated in the car-wash and also did a clean-up of a local park beside the mall.

We will keep you posted on the amount of money that Convergys was able to raise on our behalf.

We really appreciate their efforts!

HPCA Playstructure Fund