This morning the Hunt Club interchange was officially opened to the public. The interchange connects Hawthorne Road to the 417 and provides a flexible and efficient option for #FindlayCreek residents who utilize the highway.
The FCCA’s Membership Coordinator position is currently vacant and we are looking for an individual to take on the role. This person will be expected to:
- process memberships
- maintain a list of members in Microsoft Excel
- monitor an email address (Gmail), respond accordingly
- attend board meetings and events
- work with the treasurer as needed
Please send an email to president@FindlayCreek.ca if you are interested in this position.
Contrary to popular belief, the name did not originate from a family name or a financial institution. Back in the pioneer era, the street was but a block long going from Wellington Street to the ‘bank’ of the Ottawa River and that is how it got its name. The street extended south of Wellington Street but that portion was named Esther Street after the wife of Colonel John By. It was eventually renamed Bank Street in the 19th century. Bank Street as we know it today in the Findlay Creek area did not assume that name until city amalgamation in 2001. Previously, it was known by several names – the Bytown and Prescott Carriage Road, Prescott Road, Ottawa and Gloucester Road, Metcalfe Road, Metcalfe Highway, Highway 31, King’s Highway 31, Regional Road 85, and finally Regional Road 31. This fact was researched and submitted by Randy Ray, a Findlay Creek resident and co-author of nine books about Canada. For more trivia, please visit: www.triviaguys.com.