FCA-FAC January 2018 meeting notice
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Next general meeting for the FCA:

Federation of Citizens’ Associations – Ottawa (FCA )
General Meeting Invitation :
“Celebrating Arts and Culture in Our Neighbourhoods”
A strong, local, arts, culture and recreation scene is part of what makes a city vibrant. It appeals to current and potential residents as well as investors, and stimulates broader social creativity and engagement.  Resources and opportunities are available for us to promote this in our community of neighbourhoods.

At the next general meeting, the FCA will host  arts and culture representatives on Wednesday, January 17.  This is a great opportunity to make valuable contacts, to learn more about key resources and to ignite creativity in your neighbourhood.  The format is a speed dating – circulating, fun and engaging for all!

Following the “speed-dating” activity, a regular FCA-FAC general meeting will take place.
Members and prospective member are invited to bring along representative from their communities who might welcome contact with the invited experts. Observers are always welcome at FCA-FAC General Meetings.
A draft agenda with background information for the January 17 meeting is found at    Draft minutes for the previous (Nov. 22) meeting are found at
Date:   Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time:   7 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Place:  Kitchissippi United Church Hall, 630 Island Park Drive
 Resource Information:

 Upcoming weekend workshop
On January 27 FCA-FAC will be holding a forum or weekend workshop on Planning issues at Tom Brown Arena (141 Bayview Road). This Saturday morning event has the title “Our Ottawa – a city of neighbourhoods”. The workshop, which has support from the City Planning  Dept., will feature a panel of speakers to kick off discussion, followed by break-out group discussion about planning challenges facing Ottawa communities. The workshop is open to all and community groups are encouraged to have members of their local planning committees attend. Further details will be presented at the General Meeting on January 17 and will be circulated broadly.
Surveys collecting your views
FCA-FAC has two surveys which are active and for which your responses would be welcome. The first found at is to collect your views on planning issues and to provide guidance for the organization of the Jan. 27 Planning workshop.
The second survey is to collect community input for the possible re-issuance of a City brochure about development in mature neighbourhoods. In some neighbourhoods conflict between developers and adjacent residents has become a problem. You are asked to review the existing brochure at and recommend improvements. The survey is at  
Tickets discount to event: Grounded
All members of FCA-affiliated organizations are invited to take advantage of a special community discount of 10% off tickets for Grounded, a one-woman show about a female fighter pilot. Produced at The Gladstone by Bear & Co., the show stars Alexis Scott and is directed by Eleanor Crowder. 
Please invite your members to book tickets by visiting Enter the code COMMUNITY (or phone the box office) to apply the discount, good for any show between January 18 and 27, at any ticket level (adult, senior, student/artist/unwaged). 
For more information about the play (a recent Off-Broadway hit for Anne Hathaway), and to read an interview with the star and director, visit


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