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Carp Riverwalk Project Update

Metal recycling at the outdoor rink!

On November 7-8 the Huntley Community Association is again offering local residents an environmentally convenient way to recycle metal wastes.

At last year’s event over 2 metric tonnes of metal were recycled with the proceeds ($350) used to support other HCA initiatives!

Metro Scrap Metal has again generously agreed to supply a storage bin for this year’s event, at no cost to the HCA, which will be located at the outdoor rink by the Carp fairgrounds. All types of metal are accepted in addition to e-waste, insulated wiring and appliances that do not contain freon or flammable liquids.

An HCA volunteer will be onsite from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Nov. 7 for those residents who may need assistance placing their recyclable metal in the bin.

Note that current COVID-19 rules will prevent the HCA volunteer from carrying items out of residents’ vehicles.

Annual General Meeting

Huntley Community Association
Annual General Meeting
Thursday, October 29 at 7:00PM

The Huntley Community Association (HCA) is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday October 29 at 7:00 p.m.

In a normal year the HCA would have held the 2019/2020 AGM on April 2020, however circumstances with COVID-19 have resulted in a delay, hoping we could still have an in-person AGM. Sadly, this is now impossible, and as such the HCA is planning a “virtual” AGM using Zoom as the platform for the meeting.

All Carp residents are welcome to attend using Zoom – a computer will be required.

For those wishing to attend the AGM, please send an e-mail to: Outdoorrink@hca-carp.ca. A confirmation e-mail will be sent immediately. A further return e-mail will be sent on Tuesday the 27th, prior to the Thursday the 29th meeting with a password and all pertinent information to log in to the AGM.

At the AGM, a standard agenda highlighting the accomplishments of the HCA in 2019 will be represented, as will as a Financial Report. Our President, Judy Makin, will also outline a summary of the strategic planning that the Board has undertaken, to find a way ahead over the next several years.

Changes to the HCA constitution will be presented at our next AGM in April 2021, for approval by the community.

As always, there will be elections of Directors, and time for questions. Should you have any questions concerning the AGM, please contact the President of the HCA, Judy Makin, at president@hca-carp.ca.

We’re proud of all the work we do – with you, and for you – and hope you will tune in on the 29th.

Outdoor Hockey Update

Mess Hall Now Open!

The Huntley Community Association Mess Hall is once again open for community use!

Strict COVID-19 protocols are in place including mandatory wearing of masks, thorough disinfecting of all surfaces, and strict physical distancing. For this reason we can accommodate groups of up to 20 people at a time.

We’ve used the last few months while the hall was closed to do some renovations – including new floors! – and look forward to welcoming the community back to this space.

To reserve the hall for your event please email messhall@hca-carp.ca or click on the Mess Hall selection in the index above.

Main Hall with new carpet tiles

Mess Hall, August 2020

Pickleball Registrations Closed

We have now reached capacity for our Pickleball facility, therefore registrations have been suspended.  Thanks to everyone for your interest.

Update on Huntley Sports Fields

Update as of June 15 2020.

The City of Ottawa has announced that sports fields (including our fields in Carp) are now “open” for practice and training use, with a maximum of 10 people at one time.

Soccer – We are currently not booking the soccer fields for formal games, but people are allowed to use them informally.

Baseball – If individuals or a small group (10 or under) want to have an informal ball practice, access is available to the ball diamond beside the Mess Hall, on Craig Side Road. We would prefer people to stay off the 2 main diamonds (on the fairgrounds) as they are under construction at the moment.

Competitive play and any activity that is likely to result in individuals coming within 2 metres of each other is not be allowed.

To allow for physical distancing and to limit the spread of COVID-19, maintain a two-metre distance from others, avoid picking up someone else’s sports equipment, use hand sanitizer regularly and avoid touching your face.

Splash Pad – The City plans to open the splash pad soon, and the HCA plans to install a Porta Potty nearby at that time.

Playgrounds – Playgrounds are still closed. However, benches and picnic tables can now be used. Benches and tables are not cleaned frequently, however, so please wash your hands after using them, and be sure not to touch your face.

Transportation Survey

There are two documents available that contain some analysis of the Carp Transportation Survey held in January of 2020. This is part of the transit options study for the Carp area, begun in 2019.

The documents available are:

Pickleball Registration Open

The City of Ottawa has given us permission to open the Pickleball courts at the Outdoor Rink as of May 19 2020!

Registration for Pickleball is now available. Click Here to go to the Pickleball page.

Facilities Temporarily Closed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our facilities have been closed to the public, as directed by the City of Ottawa. We will attempt to reopen our venues and restart our programs and activities as conditions permit.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

The Huntley Community Association: Carp Ontario

The Huntley Community Association: Carp Ontario