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  • Who we are

    Fred L. Farha, Founder & Chairman of Family Nature Parcs Inc., is a well known international merchant banker specialized over the past 44 years in providing innovative structured financing solutions to difficult financing in the Emerging Countries. Fred is the President & CEO of Fundmore Corporation Canada Limited “Fundmore” his flagship company which he formed August 13, 1971 in the City of Ottawa.

    Fundmore was the first Canadian company to enter Saudi Arabia in 1976, having secured a major ($37 million) design finance and build project in the City of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The project was called Sahara Towers,  and is  composed of 10 apartment buildings of 35 units each and retains its ranking for excellence and gracious living as one of the Kingdom’s most prestige residential complexes. Fred secured leases from Bell Canada, US Core of Engineers, American Medical International and a subsidiary of Marriot Hotels.

    Fred is the  president and CEO of several corporations and the Acting Chairman of the Board of  Templin Airport Corporation “TAC”  a multi-million Euro, air cargo, road and rail logistic center  development located 49 kilometers north east of the City of Berlin, Germany. Fred listed TAC briefly on AIM – of  the London Stock Exchange.

    Prior to moving Fundmore  to Athens Greece in 1978, Fundmore was a major property developer, property manager and mortgage broker in the City of Ottawa

    Fred created Fundmore Merchant Bank (FMB )1999. FMB is the First online full Swiss merchant bankers providing innovative structured financing services mainly in Emerging countries

    Fred was involved in all kinds of projects and transactions exceeding $60 billion.See www.fundmorealternativefinance.com. He returned home to the City of Ottawa in October 2008, after having lived and worked globally out of Athens, Greece for 11 years and 22 years in the City of London, England.

    Fred  is the owner of the 138.44 acres landsite of the project  located in the village of Ashton  in the City of Ottawa Ontario, which Fred is dedicating  to the development of Family Nature Parcs Inc.TM first park development.

    Fred loves nature, trees,  water, birds and wild animals. He is a strong supporter of alternative energy and alternative fuel. He devotes substantial time providing merchant banking services, free of charge, to fellow  REEEP Partners globally.

    If you like to know more about our development plans or to share your ideas with us, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at: info@familynatureparcs.com. You may also consider to Register for FREE, to receive our periodical progress reports and news.
     
     
  • What We Offer

    Family Nature ParcsTM is planning to start building the first of its several Family Nature Parcs soon on a 138.44 acre parcel of land located in the beautiful old village of Ashton in the City of Ottawa, Ontario Canada.

    We will provide unparalleled state-of-the-art multi-sports, games, leisure, recreation and wellness outdoor facilities, specially designed for male and female adults and for children of all ages according to age.

    Our facilities will include: Golf Facilities and a 9 hole 3 par golf course, Tennis Courts, Soccer fields, Olympic Swimming, Basketball, Volleyball, Cricket, Kabati, Softball, Horseshoe Lawns, Badminton, Exercise & Gymnastic, Playgrounds, Table Tennis, Pickleball, Bocce, Shuffleboard, Grass Bowling Lanes, Karate, Chess, Crafts, Drawing, Dance, Drama, Natives and Ethnics games, Walking and Biking Trails, Community Gardening, Water Sport for Kids: Canoe, Polo, Kayaking, Fishing and Sailing. Winter Outdoor Sports: hockey rinks, kids Skiing, Snowshoe walking, Cross Country, Ice Skating and Ice Fishing and much more.

    We will focus on providing state-of-the-art, inclusive, outdoor sports, leisure, recreation and wellness facilities, set in a tastefully landscaped garden settings of flowers, lawns, trees, water and park benches. Its business is to cater to the needs, moods and interest of growing families and to allow children and adults, of various economic status, ethnicity or disability to visit, make use of and enjoy our community multi-sports and recreational Parcs.

    One of the main objectives of Family Nature ParcsTM is to allow children of all ages to participate in wholesome, fun, sport and recreation, playing on fields, courts and facilities purpose-designed for children, situated next to their dads, moms, friends or guardians, adult facilities. We believe this is the ultimate role model to get children to participate in sports.

    Family Nature ParcsTM is planning to adopt and deploy Canada’s famous  LTAD – Long-Term-Athlete- Development  model, and will be guided by the CS4L for athletes and for disabilities. We will actively support programs to train capable and experienced future coaches, managers  and trainers to the highest international sports levels. Please click on this link to watch LTAD video.

    Our Parcs will be free of buildings and structures. It will be an outdoor paradise. The only permanent structures allowed to be built in our Parcs are hand wash and toilet facilities specially designed without the use of septic tanks

     
     
  • Advisory Board

    Advisory Board

    Fred L. Farha, founder, investor, promoter & chairman of Family Nature Parcs IncTM, is pleased and proud to announce the start of inviting a number of academics, respected business and professional persons, advocates of nature, sports and the right of every kid to play, located in various parts of the world, to join our volunteer Advisory Board.I want some of your valuable time, your knowledge and expertise and compassion. In return I promise you a very rewarding feeling of being a part of a new and unique challenging mission of wellness to the world.

    SAMUEL COOPER III

    Family Nature Parcs is privileged to announce the appointment of SAMUEL COOPER III to its Advisory Board. Sam’s extensive global experience and deep compassion to serve with humility the disadvantaged, coupled with his legal and business expertise, connection and wisdom, Family Nature Parcs is all the more certain, that its mission of wellness through outdoor sport and recreation will be realized. Sam is very passionate about the right of every kid to play, to have fun and to wellness.

    Samuel Cooper III is an international lawyer and businessman who has worked for the past 30 years as a senior level executive with a unique combination of unquestionable capabilities and skills.
    Sam received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, studied law at Harvard Law School and was awarded a Law Review Fellowship for exceptional scholarship and potential for scholarly work. He began his career in the Legislative Counsel’s Office in the US House of Representatives where he functioned as a non-partisan technical legal adviser and legislative draftsman to the USA Congress .As a practicing attorney, Sam has set several legal precedents in Federal Courts and in cases involving the US Supreme Court.

    Sam supported numerous public service initiatives worldwide and was a leader of the world wide diversity movement at Harvard and a founder and CEO of PCCP (From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential) which was instrumental in gaining scholarships for more than 600 disadvantaged students, of all races, in universities and colleges.

    As a businessman, Sam accumulated extensive proven experience as a business adviser to Fortune 500 global companies, on strategic planning matters, revenue generation and restructuring guided by market changes in a global economy. Louis Rukeyser named Sam as one of 4 Outstanding Businessmen of the year on his television series, Business Journal.

    Sam has founded and/or operated several companies in technology, health and telecom on 4 continents. He served as CEO at Medlink Hospital Center on Capitol Hill DC. He was a principal and director of Bright Spark Technologies South Africa, the company that invented “Mimic” second generation manipulation software, which won a Cannes Film Festival Finalist Award for technology.
    Sam is also a founder and former co-chairman of Imbros Wireless USA and Australia. The company that developed wireless secure transaction technology and devices currently used by the US Navy worldwide.

    Sam served as a corporate strategy adviser to Michael Bloomberg and to Bloomberg (UK), acted as business advisor to Eskom (the largest electrical utility on the African continent) and to URTNA TV and radio broadcasters in 51 countries. He also advised the United Nations team on water purification. Sam was lead business adviser to CBS Inc. on financial interest and syndication and to COMSAT on DBS.

    Sam and Fred Farha the founder, investor, promoter and Chairman of Family Nature Parcs Inc. are business associates and friends for more than 25 years.

    Dr. IAIN GRAY

    Family Nature Parcs is privileged to announce the appointment of Dr. Iain Gray to its Advisory Board. Iain has extensive global experience and deep compassion to serve with humility the disadvantaged. Coupled with his long brilliant architectural career spanning the four continents and business expertise, connections and wisdom, Family Nature Parcs is all the more certain, that its mission of wellness through outdoor sport and recreation will be realized. Iain cares deeply about nature and the environment. He is very passionate about the right of every kid to play, to have fun and to be well.

    Dr. Iain Gray is a world renowned and respected mega-project project manager, professional architect with extensive experience and expertise in planning, design, housing and the construction industries since 1960.

    Iain, is the present Chief Foreign Architect and Master Planner for the prestigious South China Architectural Design & Research Institute, based in Guangdong China (SCADRI) with over 400 professionals in 10 cities across China. SCADRI was involve in the planning, design and construction management of more than 20 million sq m of buildings, which included eco-friendly resorts, office buildings, shopping centres, hospitals, hotels, industrial buildings, design and planning of whole communities in China and recently worldwide.

    Before that, Iain was Managing Director of KGT Technology, formerly Burchill and Partners (M0 Sdn Bhd) and lived and worked for more than 20 years in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. He headed the company’s domestic and international project division in charge of master planning. He worked as area Manager for Fluor, the famous US engineering company for more than 3 years, and as Senior Project Manager for ATCO Canada in Malaysia, Iraq, Kuwait and Vietnam.

    During the period 1976-1990, Iain has been mainly self-employed, taking on assignments from major companies like ATCO and FLUOR including the construction of the massive USD 1.7 billion open cut coal mine, township, road, railway, and coal loading facility with FLUOR Australia, for MOUNT ISA MINES in Queensland Australia. He built a gold mine in Ghana for The BRIELEY Corp. of New Zealand and worked for government bodies including the United Nations.

    In Malaysia, he played a very important roles in the development of several multi-million dollars integrated Tourist Resorts and Golf Courses including: Damai Beach Resort, Rebak Island Marina Resort, Saujana Impian, Bukit Kemuning, Tanjung Rhu Integrated International Resort, Integrated Resorts at Port Dickson, Marina Centre and Hotel Labuan, The Mines Resort Sierramas Resort Development, A’FAMOSA. Iain prepared the Labuan Master Plan as well as the 1st Crossing proposal linking Malaysia to Sumatra. More recently he was involved in Malaysia’s new capital Putra Jaya, Sutera Harbour, Karam Bunai, Pantai Manis and Bikit Kinding Resort.

    Iain holds several university degrees including, a bachelor of science in survey, a bachelor of science in building technology and architectural planning and a doctor of philosophy (PHD) in tropical low cost housing.

    STEVEN C. DOVER

    Family Nature Parcs is privileged to announce the appointment of Steven Dover to its Advisory Board. Steve has an extensive public service career with the Government of Canada having served three(3) high-level Ministers daily involved in issues of substance dealing with Major Canadian and international corporations and businesses. Steve’s rich and engaging public and private careers and experiences are valuable inspiration to our management seeking to develop a new one-stop outdoor inclusive multi-sport facility in Canada. Steve cares deeply about nature and the environment. He is very passionate about sports and the right of every kid to play, to have fun and to be well.

    Steve, has a very distinguished career in the public sector. He held several senior positions with the Government of Canada that included serving as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Customs & Revenue (1989 – 1993), Chief of Staff to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada (1988 – 1989), Special Assistant (Olympics) to the Minister of State for Fitness and Amateur Sport (1984 – 1988) and Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism (1985 -1986)

    Steve is a gifted speaker and effective presenter of various causes. For more than 20 years, Steve is on contract as consultant to The Capital Hill Group, one of Canada’s largest and most respected lobbyist groups, engaged in client advocacy, involving business relations, strategy, development and communications. He is Vice-President of Enterprise Solutions Group and Chair of the Global Strategies Group- International Consulting Consortium. Steve was former President of Heritage College and President of Track73 Data Services Ltd.

    Steve cares for Canadian and international issues, he is a Key Note Speaker at the Canadian Airports Council Annual Meetings, the Frontier Duty-Free Association, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, the Government Affairs Practice and the Canadian/American Chamber of Commerce.

    Steve is a member of the American Bar Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers (Environmental Committee)

     
     
  • Management

    Family Nature Parcs is aiming to become a significant trainers, molders and suppliers of players, coaches, athletes, champions and the sport stars of the future and the trendsetters of the one stop, multi sport and recreation outdoor facilities of fun and wellness for life.

    The senior management we are seeking to recruit will participate in completing the remaining and exciting parts of the establishment and commissioning of the first Family Nature Parcs at Ashton Ottawa, Ontario Canada.

    Each post holder will provide executive level direction and management of key administrative and external relations functions of the organization, including Human Resources, Information Technology, Communication, Sport and Recreation Event and Facilities Management, Private and Public Stakeholder Relations and other duties. The work will include:

    • Participation in the Company’s management as it may apply to his/her specific position, sharing collective responsibility with other board members and with the top management team for achieving the Company’s business and strategic objectives.
    • Responsibility for Human Resources (HR) functions, including policies and procedures, recruitment, appraisals, retention, training and safety;
    • Responsibility for carrying and executing specific duties and responsibilities according to his/her executive position and department functions.
    • Candidates are expected to perform at the highest levels within an integrated organization that aspires to combine the results-orientation and entrepreneurship of the best private and non-governmental organizations with the transparency and accountability of the best public institutions.
    • We measure his/her success by results and have the resilience and maturity to manage internal relationships in a rapidly growing and ever changing organization.
    • Remuneration packages according to quality of experience and education level and may include founders’ shares privileges and other incentives.

    Very soon, we will start searching for a number of talented individuals who would become the senior staff and department heads of the company. These positions will report directly to the Senior Vice-President designated for the various departments.

    Candidates interested to apply for a position with the Company are welcomed to send their resume to, Attention Human Resources, Family Nature Parcs Inc: info@familynatureparcs.com

     
     
  • Senior Coaches

    At the present time Family Nature Parcs is not accepting applications for employment. We are however accepting expression of interest from senior coaches candidates to be added to our active registry in the following categories:

    1. Golf Driving Range Facilities
    2. 9 hole par 3 Golf Course,
    3. Tennis Courts,
    4. Soccer Fields,
    5. Olympic Swimming Pool,
    6. Basketball, Volleyball,
    7. Cricket,
    8. Kabati,
    9. Softball,
    10. Horseshoe Pits,
    11. Badminton,
    12. Exercise & Gymnastics,
    13. Playgrounds,
    14. Table Tennis,
    15. Pickleball, Bocce,
    16. Shuffleboard,
    17. Grass Bowling Lanes,
    18. Karate,
    19. Natives and Ethnic games,
    20. Walking and Biking Trails,
    21. Community Gardening,

    Social Games:

    1. Chess,
    2. Crafts,
    3. Drawing,
    4. Dance,
    5. Drama

    Water Sport for Kids:

    1. Canoe,
    2. Polo,
    3. Kayaking,
    4. Fishing
    5. Sailing.

    Winter Outdoor Sports:

    1. Hockey Rinks,
    2. Kids Skiing,
    3. Snowshoeing,
    4. Cross Country Skiing,
    5. Ice Skating
    6. Ice Fishing.

    Assignment to work on Canadian and international franchised Parc operations are being planned with Canadian volunteers to man and commission facilities.

    If you are interested in submitting an early expression of interest please complete our convenient online application form, or if you prefer please send us an email at: info@familynatureparcs.com introducing yourself, your experience, age and the sport/activity you favor, little resume about yourself, how we may contact you and any other details you may want us to know.

    Also if you like to know more about our development plans, or you like to share your ideas with us, we would love to hear from you. Please use the same email: info@familynatureparcs.com. You may also consider to Register for FREE to receive our periodical progress reports and news.
     
     
  • Volunteerism

    GET INVOLVED, BECOME A VOLUNTEER FOR FAMILY NATURE PARCS!

    Family Nature Parcs encourage individuals of all ages and abilities to play an active role in their community by volunteering their time to help provide sports & recreation programs.

    Through our volunteer program, volunteers are matched with positions which meet their needs and interests, and are provided with training supervision.

    Family Nature Parcs will invests time and resources to provide volunteers with an opportunity for an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We will be offering on-going methods of recognition for volunteers’ services on a regular basis.

    Assignment to work on Canadian and international franchised Parc operations are being planned with Canadian volunteers to man and commission facilities.

    General Requirements

    • Volunteers must be 14+ years
    • A criminal record check (Vulnerable Sector Screening) will be required of the successful volunteer candidate ONLY if they are working with participants under the age of 18.
    • Completion of a Volunteer Application Form and Orientation session.

    Opportunities Available

    • Activity Leader
    • Children’s Camps
    • Aquatics
    • Information Desk/Greeters
    • Leisure Buddy
    • Program Assistance
    • Hospitality/Special Events
    • Concessions/Food Services
    • Special Projects
    • Placement/Co-op/Intern Student

    If you are interested in submitting an early expression of interest please complete our convenient online application form, or if you prefer please send us an email at: info@familynatureparcs.com introducing yourself, your experience, age and the sport/activity you favor, little resume about yourself, how we may contact you and any other details you may want us to know.

    Also if you like to know more about our development plans, or you like to share your ideas with us, we would love to hear from you. Please use the same email: info@familynatureparcs.com. You may also consider to Register for FREE to receive our periodical progress reports and news.
     
     
  • Our Social Policy

    Family Nature ParcsTM an advocate of outdoor sport and wellness is calling on communities, families and individuals to seek participation in a physical activity at our truly multi-outdoor sport and recreational facilities we are planning to start developing in Canada.

    We believe that obesity and its causes are a mortal threat, mostly to our children.

    We believe that outdoor physical activities, any physical activity, are an important and enjoyable remedy for obesity and for wellness.

    We are planning to hold annually, a one day free event at our Parcs, to take place during the week before schools starts, to recognize and to honor the contribution of our teachers, Policemen and women, firemen, veterans and volunteers at our hospitals and charities. This community day will be designated The Five Pillars Of Society Day.

    The Company aspires to set high standards of civilized behavior by players and visitors at its Parcs. Bullying, discrimination, harassment, name calling, violence and all manifestations of ungentlemanly and unsporting behavior will not be accepted or tolerated.

    We want the active involvement of aboriginal and new Canadians in sport and recreation at our Parcs. Our Director of social programming will plan different interesting programs, games and camps to bring children and teenagers from those communities to partake with other Canadians to help break the invisible barrier that is now inhibiting their active participation in community sport and recreation.

    Our Parcs will be an outdoor paradise of state of the art multi-sport and recreation facilities, a place where several aged-based sport and recreation facilities offering our children multiple choices of sports, fun, good health, comradeship where dreams are made.

     
     
  • Awards

    The Company is planning to commission a high level sport and recreation group of experts to advise management on setting up our merits and awards programs, being a fundamental program for the development of the Company’s Professional Sports Standards (PSS).

    The Company will adopt Canadian codes and rules and will seek affiliation with Canadian, US and international sports and recreation organizations.

    The Company will participate in the engagement of volunteers, coaches and trainers programs, and is planning to improve the process by introducing innovative policies to maximize benefits and rewards to volunteers.

    The Company is proud to have gained the participation of one of the world most distinguished architects, Douglas Joseph Cardinal, O.C., Ph.D. (H.C.) the internationally acclaimed and respected Canadian architect, of Métis and Blackfoot heritage as our Chief Architect and Senior Advisor. With his participation, the Company is planning several awards and citations to honor aboriginal and new Canadian players, volunteers, coaches and trainers.

    The Company’s Team Building Programs are a significant tool, to structure and to promote, sports and recreational programs, to recognize and to award the dedication and talents of young players and their coaches through special citations and other distinctions.

    Family Nature Parcs – WALL OF WELLNESS

    At our first Parc at Ashton, we are planning to build the Wall Of Wellness. The Wall will either be of white marble or granite. The wall will be located in a garden setting surrounded with flower beds and a variety of Canadian maple trees.

    On our Wall, you’ll find engraved the names of those:

    • Who cared for kids and their right to play.
    • Who donated and sponsored the economically disadvantaged and the disabled.
    • Who contributed to the inclusion of aboriginal and new Canadians in community sport.
    • Who volunteered to help themselves and others become interested in sport, and to the founders, executives and advisors of Family Nature Parcs.

    The Honors Wall of Wellness

    Our Global Sport Community

    If you like to know more about our development plans or to share your ideas with us, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at: info@familynatureparcs.com. You may also consider to Register for FREE, to receive our periodical progress reports and news.
     
     
  • My right to play

    We strongly object to the present policy and practice by most Canadian corporate sponsors demanding painful compliance with their sponsorship/donors practices, known as “means test”, as a precondition to providing financial support to kids from economically disadvantaged families and the disabled.

    We find the present practice and widespread use of the means test, by Canadian corporate sponsors, wrong and humiliating, inflicting pain not only on the economically disadvantage families, but more important, on their kids who are made to feel “subsidized”.

    The management of Family Nature Parcs feels deeply that every child has the “right to play” without feeling guilty to want to play, or, being the cause of humiliating their families, in some instances forcing parents to submit to the “means test”.

    Our studies would indicate that most new Canadians and aboriginal kids do not participate in sport for many reasons. The most important reasons are the escalating costs of sports and also, to avoid making financial demands on the limited budgets of their families.

    The Company is planning to try to eliminate the use of the present practice of the “means test”.

    For the purpose of implantation of our “no means test” policy, the Company started to form a Canadian federal charter corporation as a not for profit arm, We are seeking to organize the first Canadian hybrid corporate status, a one for profit arm the other a not for profit arm.

    Family Nature Parcs will make a substantial number of seasonal vacancies in its sport and recreation facilities available FREE of charge to the economically disadvantaged, boys and girls, to aboriginals, to new Canadian families and children and to the disabled.

    We will seek in-kind donations from individual donors, governments and corporate sponsors, to participate in the Company’s program of matching our seasonal allowance of free players with donors and sponsors, matching one-for-one free player, by sponsoring an equal number of economically disadvantaged players and the disabled as may be qualified and recommended to donors by the Company.

    We will proactively seek to raise funds from donors, from hosting special fund raising events and from a portion of the profits of (the for profit arm) Family Nature Parcs to make available opportunities for kids to have the right to play.

    The charitable status of My Right To Play Inc., is being planned to gain eventual acceptance from the international community. We plan to seek the approval of foreign governments to grant similar charitable consideration (status) to our Family Nature Parcs’ Franchisees, to expand the universal right of every kid to play and to be well.

    If you like to know more about our development plans or to share your ideas with us, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at: info@familynatureparcs.com. You may also consider to Register for FREE, to receive our periodical progress reports and news.
     
     
  • Family Nature Parcs Land Site at Ashton City of Ottawa Ontario, Canada

    Family Nature Parcs Land Site at Ashton City of Ottawa Ontario, Canada


    Family Nature Parcs Land Site at Ashton

    City of Ottawa Ontario Canada

    Aerial photo of the Land Site- within the red border – area 138.44 acres, located between Ashton Station Road
    (less than 2 kilometres to HW-7 and HW 417 West) and McCaffrey Trail. Showing the Jock River travels a
    distance of 1,666 feet through the land site.

    Legend:(1)Jock River (2) McCaffrey Trail (3) Forested Hill 43 ft high (4)Ashton Station Road Map Direction

    (5)Entrance and Exit to Parc at road allowance and Ashton Station Road