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Canada 150 Skating Day – A National Event

Join us, at the Minto Recreation Complex on December 10th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm for

Canada 150 Skating Day in Barrhaven!

In conjunction with both West Barrhaven CA and Stonebridge CA the Half Moon Bay Community Association will be providing a free skate party with music, crafts, and snacks for everyone. Let's skate together!

Let’s Help Clean Up Half Moon Bay!

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Saturday, April 23, 930am-11am (Rain Date: April 30)

Our parks need your help with Spring Cleaning! The Half Moon Bay Community Association has registered six Half Moon Bay Parks for the City of Ottawa’s Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital Campaign.

Freshwater Parkette
River Run Park
Half Moon Bay Park & Stormwater Pond
Regatta Park
Corrigan Stormwater Pond & Park
Tucana Park

We need 12 Captains to help organize the clean up projects at our 6 community parks. We are also looking for community volunteers for each team to help with the clean-up activities.

All families and student volunteers are welcome!

Student volunteer hours can be issued if arranged in advance. To participate as a captain, please contact Kris Raby via Facebook or at

Event Announcement: The Easter Bunny is Coming to Half Moon Bay!

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What: The 4th Annual HMBCA Easter Egg Hunt

When: Saturday, March 26th, 2016 - Starts at 10am sharp

Where: Half Moon Bay Park @ 3525 Cambrian Road

Did you hear? Easter’s almost here!!!

The HMBCA proudly announces the return of our annual community Easter Egg Hunt. Bring the kids out and let them fill their baskets with all the Easter eggs they can find. For every 10 eggs collected the kids can exchange them for a treat (nut-free table will be available). There will be some special royal and Jedi guests for the kids to meet and take pictures with, so don't forget to bring your cameras!

There will also be a special prize draw for a dinner for 2 at Kelsey’s Barrhaven, for any Half Moon Bay grownups that would like to register as a member of our community before or at the event. Registration with our organization allows you to access "member’s only" products, services, and information on our website and you will be automatically entered into any future registration prize draws – plus, it’s absolutely free! All HMBCA members will be eligible to win.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Thank you to our official sponsors for this event:

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Heroes of Half Moon Bay

Ottawa set a new one-day snowfall record of 50cm on February 16th, 2016. Many people were faced with vehicles that were completely snowed in. Others were unwell or injured at home and unable to shovel themselves out. Then there were those that struggled to get home from work, their kids from daycare, get out to work, or even get to the hospital because their vehicles were stuck on their own streets. So many in the city were frustrated and at their wits end. This is how our community of Half Moon Bay stepped up and handled the situation. Way to go HMB!!!

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Family Day Activities in Barrhaven

Family Day (Feb. 15) is almost here. Looking for fun things to do with the kids close to home? Here are a few ideas:

The Minto Recreation Complex (3500 Cambrian Road) is offering a Family Day schedule that includes free swimming and skating sessions. Check out the full schedule.

The 1st Annual Barrhaven Family Day Fun Day is being held at Mother Teresa High School (440 Longfields Drive) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be lots of fun and active games for all ages. Plus, a portion of the ticket sales goes to the Barrhaven Food Cupboard!

Do you know about a local, family-friendly activity or event being held this Family Day? Let us know and we'll add it to the list!

Have a happy Family Day!