Crichton Community Council (CCC)

The Crichton Community Council (CCC), known as the three-Cs, is a volunteer organization that provides seasonal program and ongoing community service in New Edinburgh.  Since its establishment on June 9, 1993, the CCC has worked to enhance New Edinburgh’s sense of community by activating the public spaces in New Edinburgh Park on the bank of the Rideau River. The CCC collaborates with the New Edinburgh Community Association (NECA), the New Edinburgh Community and Arts Centre (NECTAR), and the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC).

The CCC acts as the steward of the New Edinburgh Fieldhouse – the hub of the neighbourhood – and the surrounding public spaces, on behalf of the City of Ottawa, in the interest of New Edinburgh residents.

Want to rent the New Edinburgh Park Fieldhouse? Find details here.

CCC events occur throughout the year. The CCC activates the Fieldhouse and surrounding public spaces with seasonal programs and events designed for youth and those that are young at heart. Annual events include:

New Year’s Day Brunch (January 1)
Hockey Day (February)
Bike Day (last Saturday in April)
Plant Sale (Saturday before Mother’s Day in May)
Marathon Cheering Station & Family BBQ (end of May)
Annual General Meeting (June)
Volunteer Recognition (June)
Play at the Field House (July)
Lumière Festival (August)
Films at the Field House (August & September)
Neighbourhood Sale (third Saturday in September)
Halloween Howl (Saturday before Halloween in October)
Skating (December – March)

Visit the events calendar for additional information about these and other CCC events.

CCC initiatives include:

  • management of public access to Fieldhouse facilities – washrooms and water fountain;
  • management of Fieldhouse reservations for public events and private rentals – multi-purpose room and kitchen;
  • maintenance of the neighbourhood’s outdoor skating rinks – two illuminated ice surfaces: one for hockey and one for learning to skate;
  • stewardship of the playground and lawns outside the Fieldhouse (rental of outdoor spaces can be done through the City of Ottawa); 
  • public space advocacy – active voice for improvements to the neighbourhood’s public realm; and,
  • collaboration with the New Edinburgh Community Association (NECA), the New Edinburgh Community and Arts Centre (NECTAR), the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) and other community groups.

Have some time to give to your community?  Let us know.  We could use your help.

CCC meetings are held on the second Monday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 pm in the New Edinburgh Fieldhouse, at 203 Stanley Avenue. All meetings are open to the public.

Contact Us (general information) (Fieldhouse bookings)
@NEFieldhouse (Twitter)
@CrichtonCommunityCouncil (Facebook)
203 Stanley Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 1P2

CCC Volunteers 

Many individuals contribute to making New Edinburgh a dynamic and inclusive neighbourhood.  Please contact us if you are interested in contributing to the efforts of the CCC.  These are some of the people active within the three-Cs:

Chris Straka


(Communications, Bike Day & Sale, Family Films, Playground)


Sylvain Belanger

Vice President
(Rinks, Marathon Cheering Station, Garage Sale, Hockey Day, Plant Sale, Spring BBQ)

Denise Belanger


Edwina Chittilappilly    


Thais Navas

Field House Manager

Administration executive group


Matt De Wolf


Roxie Clark

(Halloween Howl)

Jerry Turchyn


Debra Conner


Paula Pincombe


Caroline Matt