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The Huntley Burger Is Back!

Huntley Burger Is Back
Join us at the Carp Fair Sept 24 – 26. Home of the Huntley Burger

Those rumours are true, its back! We are reducing hours, and we are having only double vaccinated volunteers work in the booth. Prices have gone up a bit as it seems all our suppliers have seen significant increases too.

We will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but only until 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday. Still cash only sales.

Please see the Carp Fair Facebook Page/Instagram/Twitter for details concerning the Fair and vaccination/masking requirements.

Looking forward to seeing all our friends next weekend.The Huntley Burger, a tradition like no other…..

Proof of Vaccination Rules

Here are the most recent guidelines from the City of Ottawa regarding access to our facilities, as of September 22 2021. All of our facilities are governed by City of Ottawa restrictions.

Indoor City recreation centres and cultural facilities will require proof of vaccination

Starting on Wednesday, September 22, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for those 12 and older to enter City recreation and cultural facilities, with some exceptions identified below.

Upon entering a recreation centre, swimming pool, arena, or theatre venue, a person must have an electronic or hard copy of their vaccination receipt confirming two doses received at least 14 days prior, and a piece of valid identification, such as:

  • Driver’s licence
  • Health Card
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate

Without a proof of vaccination, a person cannot access indoor recreational or cultural activities, including:

  • Lane and public swims
  • Fitness classes – including Aquafit
  • Weight/Cardio drop-ins
  • Instructional cooking, music or art classes
  • Adult sports or drop-in activities
  • Theatre or studio performance or cinema
  • Rented spaces

Adults who accompany children or youth into a facility for activities – including but not limited to swimming lessons or Learn-to-Skate activities – require proof they have been fully vaccinated.

Residents are reminded to arrive a few minutes earlier before the scheduled session or activity. All COVID-related protocols remain in place – including reservations, capacity limits, masking and physical distancing.

Exceptions

  • Organized sports for youth between the ages of 12 and 17, including on ice sports, sport leagues, badminton, table tennis, tennis, ball hockey, martial arts, dance, basketball, swimming lessons, aquatic certification courses or volleyball. However, this youth age group will require proof of vaccination for recreational swims, use of a cardio and weight room or attending an activity or sporting event as a spectator.
  • Religious ceremonies, funeral services or wedding ceremonies hosted in City facilities (This does not include any social gatherings occurring before or after these events)
  • Brief entry to use the washroom, pick up a participant, seek information or make a payment.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401)

HCA Candidates Debate Recap

Debate Recap:

To those who were able to view the HCA Candidates Debate live, we thank you for your participation.

Due to some technical difficulties at the start of the debate, the YouTube stream did not begin until about 15 minutes into the debate presentation.  Following the presentation, we  captured those missing minutes by using the Zoom version of the meeting.  There are now two videos available on YouTube, covering the complete debate. If you would like to replay the debate, here are the links to those videos.

  1. The first 15 minutes from the Zoom recording can be viewed at https://youtu.be/y2ZC6VOYfwo
  2. The remaining portion of the debate, as presented on YouTube can be viewed at https://youtu.be/_5MsMehFfIM

Huntley Community Association

HCA Candidates Debate

The Huntley Community Association (HCA) will host a  virtual debate for the candidates running in our riding of Kanata-Carleton in this year’s federal election.

This event will give the residents of Carp and West Carleton an opportunity to hear the candidate’s views on the matters of concern to our community.

To attend: Send email request to debate@hca-carp.ca

A Zoom invitation will be supplied to everyone who requests to attend.

You can also view the debate on a YouTube stream at https://youtu.be/pTNz3kOCPuI

Date: Wednesday September 8, 2021, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

Format: Each candidate will have 2:00 minutes for an opening statement.  Then, each candidate will answer 5 questions that will be selected in advance. In random order, each candidate will be addressed one question first, and then the rest will have up to two minutes to answer.  Each candidate will have 30 seconds for a short rebuttal after everyone has answered.

Only the participants and the moderator will be visible and audible.  Everyone else will be muted.  Chat will not be monitored during the event but chat messages can still be left and will be viewable to the candidates and hosts only.

The event will be live streamed on Zoom and YouTube and recorded for later playback.

Source of the Questions: The HCA is publicizing the event on social media, by direct email to our mailing list and by an article in the West Carleton Online.  Questions from residents will be sought in advance of the event.  Please submit your question by email in either official language to debate@hca-carp.ca by September 7 2021.  

Written questions in French will be added into our list. The debate will be in English but the candidates will receive a list of all comments and they can respond as they wish.

Les questions écrites en français seront ajoutées à notre liste. Le débat se déroulera en anglais mais les candidats recevront une liste de tous les commentaires et ils pourront y répondre comme ils le souhaitent.

In past debates this has produced a very strong response.  A small committee working under the direction of the debate moderator (including Citizen columnist Randall Denly) will collate the questions and combine the ones on similar themes to determine and paraphrase the 5 most asked questions.  These will not be shared with the candidates in advance. 

Event moderation:  The event will be moderated by Allan Joyner, board member of the HCA. He is an experienced political debate moderator.

Suggestion to residents:

“It would help if voters would look harder at what the candidates offer and just a bit less at the leaders. When this election is over, the people of Ottawa are not going to be represented by Justin Trudeau, Erin O’Toole or Jagmeet Singh. The MPs we choose have that job, and if they aren’t good at it, we will all suffer.”  (quote from Randall Denley in a recent Ottawa Citizen article).

For further details contact Allan Joyner, event moderator and HCA Director, at allan@ajp.ca

(613) 614-3995

Note – Advance Poll September 10 – 13 at the Mess Hall, 2240 Craig Side Road.

Election Day – Monday September 20 at the Mess Hall, 2240 Craig Side Road.

Scrap Metal and Electronics Recycling Drive in June

Level 1 Drought Condition Cancelled

The MVCA level 1 drought condition announced on June 9 2021 has been cancelled, as of July 19 2021. This includes Carp residents, since we are on a community well, not the City of Ottawa municipal distribution network.

See the MVCA announcement for more information.

Covid Vaccine Update June 10 2021

The attached update regarding Covid-19 Vaccine in Ottawa was received from the City of Ottawa.

Please click here for update.

Annual General Meeting Thursday May 20

Annual General Meeting

The Huntley Community Association (HCA) is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday May 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Like last year, this will be a virtual AGM.

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

For those wishing to use Zoom to attend the AGM, please send an e-mail to: agm@hca-carp.ca. A confirmation e-mail will be sent immediately. A second e-mail will be sent on Tuesday May 18, which will include the Zoom link, password and all information needed to log in to the AGM.

Some email systems consider automated responses to be junk mail, so please check your spam/junk folders if you do not see a response right away.

For more information about the upcoming meeting, please check out the May Newsletter.

2021 Softball Season Update

Walking Clinic Postponed

Due to the current Ontario-wide lockdown rules that restrict outdoor gatherings to a maximum of five people, we are forced to postpone the Walking Clinic until the restrictions are lifted. As soon as we are able to set a new date we will announce the details, here and on the HCA Facebook page.

We apologize for this change in plans.

Furniture Recycling Opportunity

Recycling Opportunity Proposal

The Huntley Community Association is looking to provide an opportunity for residents to “recycle” furniture they no longer need and at the same time support Matthew House (Ottawa) – a volunteer-driven, charitable organization, focused on providing shelter, food and refugee settlement assistance and distributing quality used furniture and household goods to Ottawa’s marginalized population.

HCA volunteers would pick up gently used large furniture items (i.e. sofas, chairs, tables, bed frames, clean mattresses, dressers) from residents located in the Village of Carp and deliver them to MH’s furniture bank in Kanata. Residents would pay a small fee for the service.

Donors are entitled to receive a charitable tax credit receipt based on the fair market value of their used furniture.

Please Let Us Know

The decision and frequency that the HCA will offer this service depends on the community’s level of interest. For residents who are interested please contact the HCA by email (info@hca-carp.ca) or by replying to this message on our Facebook page.

For more information on Matthew House, see their website – Matthew House Ottawa

The Huntley Community Association: Carp Ontario

The Huntley Community Association: Carp Ontario