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Greater Ashton Community Association

The GACA (Greater Ashton Community Association) in 1973, it was very active, but over the years it became dominant. In 2013 a group of 4 restarted the association, over the past 5 years the volunteer executive has increased to 8. We run an outdoor rink which is maintained by local volunters, we have a three type of lob ball leagues, (fastball,(1973) mixed lob ball (2014) Tball (2017). We hold Victoria Day fireworks that we self fund and it is enjoyed by over 1000 people from the community at this event we have facepainting for kids, balloon making, live entertainment and the responding fire department brings their trucks for the poeple to see and have pictures taken with it , we have a adult Christmas party that is sold out every year (80 people), we held a ATV poker run (2016) which we donated $1000.00 to Terry Fox and raised enough money to purchase all the necessary TBall equipment to start the Tball league which was full within a day of opening registration This year we plan to run the ATV poker run again this time Cystic Fibrosis will be our charity of choice, and the additional money will be given to a local family who is taking care of a CF child to help with some of the expenses they will and are encountering . We do a electronic and clothing recycling which helps raise the money to cover the fireworks but more importantly it helps protect our environment
If we are the successful in obtaining the grant we would like offer (in addition to the events we currently hold) at least one movie under the stars, (to be enjoyed by young and old) and we would like to increase our focus on the children in the area to include 2) during the Victoria day fireworks we would like to add a kids tent for activities for them to do while waiting for the amazing firework display 3) a pumpkin carving/apple treat day 4) Christmas party for the children who could make a craft, and have a visit from Santa.

Things we do:

  • cleanups
  • community ice rink
  • crafts/folk art
  • dance
  • environmental education
  • movie nights
  • music
  • playground
  • tree planting

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Regular volunteers
  • Occasional volunteers

Where you can find us

  • 8930 Flewellyn Road, Ottawa, Ashton, Ontario, Canada

Get in touch!