Teal Pumpkin Project


TealPumpkinImageThe Teal Pumpkin project is a worldwide movement that offers an alternative to candy on Halloween, for kids with food allergies as well as other children for whom candy is not an option. The idea has taken off in recent years.

Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.

For more information on the Teal Pumpkin Project, see this link:



In the Community: Registration for 1st Carp Scouts

The Adventure Starts With Scouts
Scouting makes a difference in the lives of children, youth and adults.  Providing opportunities for youth to grow, achieve new “firsts”, gain outdoor experience and develop their skills.

Registration for boys and girls with the 1st Carp Scouts is open at scouts.ca/join
Beavers – Age 5 – 7 – Mondays @6:30-7:45 – Carp Mess Hall
Cubs – Age 8-10 – Mondays @6:30-8 – St. James Church
Scouts – Age 11-14 – Thursdays @6:30-8:30 – Venta Prep School
Fees are just $255 which covers the entire year.
Questions? Contact scouts@trusler.com for answers.

In the Community: Carp Colossal Garage Sale – June 10th

Carp Colossal Garage SaleThe Huntley Community Association is organizing the Carp Colossal Garage Sale. It will take place on Saturday, June 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the W. Erskine Johnston Arena.

The goal of the event is to involve as many people from the community as possible, and to draw many families out to the event by making it fun… this is not your average garage sale.

People from the community can sell items at the garage sale by registering at http://hca-carp.ca/. The very affordable registration fee of $10 covers the use of a table for the day to set up items to sell.

Local vendors will be setting up tables as well to promote their businesses, network with other local business owners, and to meet potential new customers face to face. Vendors will also register at http://hca-carp.ca/ to secure a table.

Please bring a food donation to support the West Carleton Food Access Centre.


In the Community – Charity Ball Hockey Tournament

Kids 3 on 3 ball hockey tournament for charity – this Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at the Carp Outdoor Rink, from 9 am – 12 noon.

Open to youth in grades 6 – 8. Teams will be made up of 3 players (goalie provided). Each team should get at least two 15 minute games.

All players must have: hockey helmet, hockey gloves, jock (if applicable), shin pads, hockey stick. Some spare equipment will be available.

Cost of tournament is $15 per team. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE Me to WE CHARITY.

Refreshments will be available and there will be the chance to win a signed Ottawa Senators hat – the winner will be drawn at the end of the tournament.

Space is limited to only 16 teams, so get your forms and money in as soon as possible. Forms and further information available by request from Thomas Martin at school or from thomas.martin.fundraising@outlook.com.

In the Community – 2017 Softball / Learn to Play Registration is OPEN

2017 Softball/Learn to Play Registration is OPEN

(Register before Friday, 31st March 2017)

Learn-to-Play (Children born 2011 & 2012) – $40

Atom, Mite, Squirt & Peewee Softball (Born 2003 – 2010) – $60

Bantam & Midget Softball (Born 2002 and earlier) – $80

more information and registration at: http://hca-carp.ca/sports-programs/softball

All families are required to pay the Huntley-Carp Community Association Family membership fee yearly.  This is $35.  If you registered to play Outdoor Hockey you do not need to pay the HCA fee again.


In the Community: Shinny with the Big Boys!

On Saturday, January 21st from 12pm – 4:30pm, the Huntley Community Association will host two hockey teams comprised of former Major Junior, Junior B, ECHL and European Professional players on the outdoor ice at Carp, for an exhibition game.  Kids and parents alike are encouraged to come out and watch these highly skilled players.  We will have a BBQ, and the canteen will be open for hot chocolate and coffee etc.

After the exhibition game, kids will be invited onto the ice to “Shinny with the Big Boys!”. Shinny teams will be a combination of kids and Big Boys, organized by age and skill level.

Through the generosity of the local community and businesses, we have received donations of gently used hockey equipment. If your child would like to participate but lacks equipment, please contact Will Rado (will.rado@gmail.com), or watch online (Twitter: @HCACarp; Facebook: Huntley Community Association) for information about our upcoming equipment fitting session.

This event is free, however those attending are asked to please donate non-perishable food items for the West Carleton Food Access Centre.

For full details, and to register your child for this event, please visit http://hca-carp.ca/shinny-with-the-big-boys-2017/



Community News: Carp Outdoor Hockey Registration

Online Registration Officially Opens TOMORROW 1st November, 2016.

  • Our program is co-ed, recreational, non contact and non competitive.
  • Fees are much less than organized, indoor hockey.
  • Our season depends totally on Mother Nature, typically running from late December-early January until late February-early March.
  • For all skill levels, including beginners to skating and hockey.

Carp teams participate in the West Carleton Outdoor Hockey League.  Home games are played in Carp, while away games rotate between the communities of Kinburn, Fitzroy Harbour, Constance Bay and Dunrobin.

Games are typically played Saturday mornings, while practices take place once weekly, during the evenings.

Teams are comprised in the following co-ed, age groupings: 5-7 yrs, 8-9 yrs, 10-12 yrs, 13-15 yrs, and older teen (i.e. 16-17yrs) teams may be considered based on community interest.

  • Full equipment is required: (helmet and cage, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey gloves, “jock or jill” strap, knee pads, hockey pants)
  • Neck guard and mouth guards are optional.
  • Carp hockey jerseys and socks will be issued for use during the season.

2016-2017 Outdoor Hockey Fees

$35 annual Huntley Community Assoc membership fee/per family, plus:

Early Bird Outdoor Hockey Fees (prior to DECEMBER 1st 2016): $70 per player

From DECEMBER 1st 2016 Regular Fees apply: $95 per player


** A $50 deposit cheque per player, to hand to the coach at the first practice, in exchange for a hockey jersey and socks. This will be returned at the end of the season in exchange for your CLEAN jersey and socks.

Our program is run by volunteers,…we welcome moms or dads who want to assist with coaching their child’s team.

For any additional inquiries, please email our Hockey Convenor: outdoorhockey@hca-carp.ca