Frequently Asked Questions

Donations & Fundraising  

How do I donate?  

A: All community donations are collected by the Nepean Nighthawks Field Hockey Club. Donations can be made via e-transfer (preferred) or through PayPal. Please visit the donation site for details on both these options http://nepeanfieldhockey.ca/the-field-hockey-centre/ 

Will I be able to get a tax receipt?  

A: Yes, if a donor chooses to disclose their name and address, they will be issued an income tax receipt for donations of $10 or more by the City of Ottawa. If you wish to receive a tax receipt you must opt to share your address while making the donation. 

Where are the funds coming from?  

A: The total estimated cost of the project is $4 million. Through the Major Capital Funding Partnership with the City of Ottawa, for every dollar raised by the community, the City will match funds up to $2 million. This means the Field Hockey Centre in partnership with the Nepean Nighthawks will raise $2 million through community partnerships, grants, selling the naming rights to the facility, and local donations. We are aiming to raise $250,000 in local donations from within the field hockey community.  

What happens if the money is not raised? 

A: We are very confident that we will be able to raise sufficient funds, however, if sufficient funds cannot be raised and construction has not begun by 2024 all money will be returned to donors. 

Operations and Construction  

When does construction begin?  

A: Construction on the first field will begin when we have raised $1 million.

Who will operate the facility?  

A: The City of Ottawa will own the facility, but The Field Hockey Centre organization will operate it through a partnership with the City. 

Who will be allowed to use the facility?  

A: The Field Hockey Centre will serve as a hub for all field hockey user groups in the community as well as other community events. We also hope to serve visitors from around the country and the world.  

What will the facility include?  

A: The facilities will include two full sized waterbased fields, a building with offices and washrooms, water fountains, a fitness trail surrounding the facility as well as other amenities such as a community garden and outdoor seating areas.