The Huntley Community Association (HCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-led group of local citizens, who are eager to make a difference in our community.
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We can send you the Huntley Community Associations e-newsletter, featuring upcoming community events, and information on our community programs, such as the softball program, the Outdoor Hockey Rink and Mess Hall rentals. Just let us know your name and email address, and you’ll receive the latest news about Carp community events.
The Huntley Community Association started in the late 1950’s under the name “Huntley Community Centre” with the Burger Booth at the Carp Fair being one of its first endeavours. Since its inception the HCA has been active in spearheading the the creation of sports facilities and raising money for their construction.
The name “Huntley” is derived from the previous name of the Township. Huntley Township was amalgamated into West Carleton Township in 1974 and into the City of Ottawa in 2001. Our Association has retained the original name to reflect the history of the region.
The original softball diamond used to be located near the Agricultural Hall on the fairgrounds. The current ball diamonds were built in the 1960’s.
Outdoor Rink and Community Centre
The original outdoor skating rink was located on Rivington Street and was built sometime in the 1940’s. In the early 1970’s the HCA raised money to build a new outdoor rink facility. One of the biggest fund raisers was a “walk” between Carp and Kinburn where participants sought pledges to complete the walk. Another fundraiser was a snowmobile drag race which occurred on the land where Huntley Centennial is now located. Members of the community also donated generously. The architecture of the slanted roof for the community centre building was chosen to permit the rink to be re-configured into a “covered” rink should the need arise. There was great excitement when the rink was opened, it was a real showcase in the area. At the time, the other communities of Kinburn, Fitzroy Harbour, and Dunrobin still had wood shacks but of course soon followed with new rinks/community centres of their own. The rink has always been busy from December to March with skating parties, carnivals, broomball, bean suppers and of course hockey.
The tennis courts were also built in mid 1970’s after the outdoor rink. They are administered by the Carp Tennis Club (carptennis.com).
The W. Erskine Johnston arena was opened in the early 1980’s. When it opened it served the entire township of West Carleton. Once again, the community rallied behind the HCA in raising funds for its construction.
The soccer fields were built in the early 1990’s when Langstaff Drive was extended.
The Mess Hall was part of C.F.S. Carp (Diefenbunker). The base personnel used this facility for recreation and social purposes. The HCA was permitted to use the ball diamonds behind the mess. After C.F.S. Carp was decommissioned in 1994, the HCA purchased the building from the government to use as a meeting place.
|P. Green||President, Outdoor Rink|
|J. Makin||Past President|
|P. Meunier||Mess Hall Director|
|B. Nemes||Bar Events Co-Director|
|K. Nemes||Bar Events Co-Director|
|S. McCormick||Bar Events Co-Director (Incoming)|
|K. Thomas||Bar Events Co-Director (Incoming)|
|S. Fahie||Technology Director|
|A. Joyner||Director of Community and Business Relations|
|B. Armstrong||CAS Liaison|
|D. Wallace||Sports Director|
|G. Falls||Asst. Sports Director|
|J. Collings||Contracts manager|
Our Board meetings are normally held the second Thursday of every month at the Mess Hall @ 7pm. Our meetings are open to the public. (City officials and others from outside the community are welcome as well).
Next Board Meeting
A regular meeting of the Board of Directors will be on Thursday October 12 2023 at the Mess Hall, 7:00-9:00pm. Agenda for this meeting is not available at this time. This information is subject to change and will be updated if necessary.
We love to hear from people who want to volunteer. Be a part of a team that will continue to make our community one we’re proud to call home! E-mail us: email@example.com
Being a rural community association we service a wide area that includes the following:
CONSTITUTION and BY-Laws Huntley Community Association (revised May 2021)
- 2021 Powerpoint Presentation
- Financial Statements and Budget
- 2021 Minutes
- Summary of Revisions to Constitution and Bylaws
- Minutes of 2019 Meeting
- 2019 Powerpoint Presentation (may require Microsoft Powerpoint or Powerpoint Mobile to view)
- 2019 Budget Document