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The headstone of Moss Kent Dickinson and his family has been refurbished thanks to the Rideau Township Historical Society and their community supporters. – Page 3

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EMC news – Dickinson Square will come alive this summer after Dickinson House and Watson’s Mill received federal funding to hire more students than ever before. It’s Dickinson House that is making the difference this summer. Run by the Rideau Township Historical Society, it was approved for three fulltime students for the first time ever this summer, allowing the yellow heritage home in Manotick’s historic heart to be open during the week as well as on weekends. According to society president Bill Tupper, the society decided it was time to solicit more help and applied for funding from the Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works programs. With the help of NepeanCarleton MP Pierre Poilievre, Dickinson House received funding for three full-time staff for 14 weeks this season – one from Canada Summer Jobs and two from Young Canada Works. For the first time ever, the house will now be open to the public five days a week, from Wednesday to Sunday. “In that sense it’s a breakout year for us. We have been operating for the last five years with Dickinson House open only on the weekends,” Tupper said, noting the costumed students have already made a noticeable difference since they started in May. “We’re now able to be open five days a week and it’s relieved the pressure on volunteers on the weekend. And it’s allowed us to get caught up on some research and housekeeping items as well,” Tupper said. Poilievre announced on Wednesday, June 27 that about 90 university and col-

lege students will have jobs in the riding this summer because of the Canada Summer Jobs program. Watson’s Mill received $19,000 in funding for four of those positions, as well as more funding for three Young Canada Works positions. While the mill is used to getting student funding, even it had to sweat a bit this year. Mill manager Isabelle Geoffrion said it was down to the wire before they were approved this spring, which left her nervous before opening day on May 5. “Pierre really pulled through for us this year. When he phoned just before season opening, I hadn’t heard back yet about any of the programs and I was really getting worried. I was actually in the middle of writing a plan B for my directors, that we might have to close the mill two days a week for the summer,” she said. “When Pierre phoned (to confirm the funding) it caught me off guard, I was just so relieved.” Poilievre said he has made it a priority to help organizations like Watson’s Mill. “I believe these (youth employment) programs should serve primarily non-profit organizations. These groups serve a valuable public interest and they don’t make money to do it, so some financial support...always helps,” he said. Other organizations in the area that received funding for summer students include the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, the Metropolitan Bible Church and the Royal City Soccer Club. In Dickinson Square, the students will be responsible for running special events, programs and day camps, as well as giving tours and interpreting the stories of the mill and Dickinson House. See DICKINSON page 2

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Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre, left, joined Watson’s Mill manager Isabelle Geoffrion and Rideau Township Historical Society president Bill Tupper on June 27 to announce funding for 10 summer students in Dickinson Square. Three of the 10 students will allow Dickinson House to be open five days a week for the first time ever.

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EMC news – Break and enters are on the rise in the Metcalfe area according to the Ottawa Police, with thieves targeting yard and construction equipment. Between March and June, there have been eight break and enters in the 8th Line Road area, with incidents increasing as the weather improves, said community police officer Constable Nicole Gorham. “People leave their sheds and garages open so it’s very accessible,” she said, noting that items like chainsaws, trimmers, lawn tractors and other yard equipment are the main targets. There were two break-ins in March, three in April and four in May. “It’s definitely on the rise,” Gorham said.

The thefts are occurring during the day, usually on a Saturday, and the suspects often knock on the door first to confirm no one is home. If someone answers, they ask vague questions about whether the house is for sale, if the resident has seen their dog or something similar. Gorham said anyone who has a visitor like this should report it. “They don’t just have the wrong address,” she said. While most break-ins were residential, one commercial theft took place at a construction site on Suncrest Drive off Stagecoach Road, which Gorham said was likely one set of construction workers stealing from another. “It’s a common theft. The site had a certain item that is a high-end item, and you have to know what that is. They

knew specifically what they were going for,” she said. For residential properties, Gorham said residents should always lock up their sheds and garages, even if they are simply going to the backyard or another part of the property. If you’re heading out for the weekend, make sure neighbours know you’re not expecting any visitors while you’re gone. “It’s like neighbourhood watch. It’s neighbours looking out for neighbours. If you know they’re not moving or having a garage sale, at least get that information so we have something to go on,” she said, noting that thieves do monitor houses before they target them. “A lot of people store their trailers on their properties and then on the weekend it’s gone.”

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But first and foremost, their job is to bring the square to life. “We’re working towards making this a living heritage site. You need people that are outside, visible to the public,” Geoffrion said. “If you only have one or two people they’re kind of stuck inside just doing the bare minimum to keep the doors open.” Poilievre said having so many students in Dickinson Square is a positive situation for the entire village, because Watson’s Mill and Dickinson House can provide better programming, summer students can gain valuable job experience and area businesses can benefit from the tourism that Dickinson Square attracts. “As long as we keep it functioning, it’s good for retailers across the village,” he said.

Families gathered at the Metcalfe Town Hall on Thursday, June 28 to begin celebrating Canada’s birthday a few days early. The event was hosted by the Live and Learn Resource Centre as part of Rural Family Connections non-profit organization. Crash the Clown and the Cow Guy entertained the crowd all morning, and kids enjoyed making Canada Day crafts, playing with goop and blowing bubbles in the courtyard outside the town hall. Ottawa Public Health was also there with healthy baby information, and the Ottawa Fire Services brought their fire truck for kids to explore. LEFT: Greely resident Liliana DaSilva, 2, makes a Canadian flag outside the Metcalfe Town Hall during the Rural Family Connections Canada Day party on June 28. RIGHT: Metcalfe resident Trace Bourgeault has a laugh inside an Ottawa Fire Services fire truck, which came to the Canada Day celebrations for kids to climb and explore. BOTTOM: A young girl helps the Cow Guy make a balloon animal during his performance at the Canada Day celebrations in Metcalfe. The young crowd took some time to warm up, but were soon in stitches over his tricks and hijinks.

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EMC news – Manotick founder Moss Kent Dickinson’s family headstone in Beechwood Cemetery has been restored to its former glory – at least, as close as possible. The Rideau Township Historical Society took on the task to restore Dickinson’s monument more than three years ago, and on Saturday, June 30 the society and members of the community officially unveiled the newly repaired monument and a brand new boulder explaining Dickinson’s significance. Society member Brian Earl, who spearheaded the project,

said he was “really, really, really happy” about how the restored monument turned out. The tall limestone pillar that towers in the old section of Beechwood Cemetery had broken off in the middle years ago, with its ornate top resting face-down in the grass for an unknown number of years. The entire monument had been twisted off-kilter on its base, and some names and dates were barely readable because of the grime and moss that had built up over the years. Now the monument is clean and the pillar stands as tall as ever with its stone wreath of roses and ornate drapery restored as best as possible for

not going away,” he said. Martel and Sons in Vankleek Hill did the work, and Earl said he couldn’t be happier. “They did everything we wanted,” he said. “I’m really pleased with the way it looks, I really am.” The project cost $4,600, which was covered by the historical society, Dickinson Square Heritage Management Inc (DSHMI) and a $2,000 heritage grant from the City of Ottawa. The family plot includes

a historical artifact. A large boulder rests in front of the monument near the road, with a bilingual plaque that tells the brief history of Moss Kent Dickinson and his work in the area. A smaller plaque lists the names and dates of the eight people buried in the family plot. This will preserve the information that is slowly wearing off the sandstone inserts on the monument. “Now at least we’ve got them permanently. That’s laser-etched granite, so that’s

Dickinson, his wife Elizabeth Trigge and his six children. In a bizarre twist of fate, none of Dickinson’s six children married, so he had no descendents to care for the family monument once the last child died. Earl said without descendents to take responsibility the monument fell into disrepair. Since individual monuments are privately owned, the cemetery doesn’t have the authority to repair them without the family’s permission, executive director Roger Boult said.

However in cases like the Dickinson monument, Boult said it’s possible to go ahead without permission. “When there is no identifiable owner or no survivors, we could undertake the repairs ourselves if we had the funds to do so,” he said in March. Now that it’s fixed, Earl said the historical society can relax. “Now we don’t have to do anything again for 100 years,” he laughed. The monument is located in section 22, lot 57 of the cemetery.

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Findlay Creek Elementary School Update A steady pace wins the race! We continue to see progress on building a new elementary school in Findlay Creek. The OCDSB has identified a new elementary school in Findlay Creek as a capital priority as part of its 2012 submission to the Ministry of Education. In addition, planning staff have proposed undertaking the necessary work to identify a grade and program structure, as well as school boundary, for a new school if time allows in 2013 in preparation for a funding announcement from the Ontario government, which is critical now that the OCDSB has been informed by the Government of Canada that the lease for the school will not be renewed in 2017. The goal is to open a new school in Findlay Creek in the 2014-15 timeframe.

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EMC news – A Grade 12 student is embarking on an adventure of a lifetime this July, with the hope of changing her life and others. Victoria Sandre will join 100 others in the Dominican Republic for 10 days this July to build permanent, brick homes for families living in poverty in the village of Sosua near Puerto Plata. The program is called Hero Holiday, run through the Live Different non-profit group which strives to help young people become responsible global citizens. The Hero Holiday program sends groups to the Dominican, Haiti, Mexico and Thailand throughout the year to build houses, schools and children’s homes and bring stability to the communities they visit. To take part, the nearly17-year-old had to raise $2,500 to foot the bill of her travel costs, including her flight, hotel and food. Raising that much money can be daunting for just one person, but Sandre took the challenge in stride. With the help of a family friend, she learned how to make simple but charming greeting cards using scrapbook materials like ribbons and stamps. “They’re very simple, blank inside. I got the cardmaking bug. It was just so addicting,” she laughed.

She sold them at her church and to family and friends, and managed to raise $700. The rest of the $2,500 was solicited from family and friends who wanted to donate to her project. Sandre said she was moved to try this program because it offers hands-on experience building the homes.

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“On other trips you live with the families but you don’t actually build the homes. But I’m an active person, so I wanted to do something that I was active in other people’s lives,” she said. It’s not the first time Sandre’s taken it upon herself to help others. As a runner, she has volunteered with a number of community and charity races including Ottawa Race Weekend. She has been volunteering at Waupoos Farm rural vacation resort for lowincome families for the past year. She is also involved in several choirs, and mentors the younger members. However she expects the help she’ll give in the Do-

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EMC news - The pile of ash trees at the Trail Road landfill covers an area about the size of a football field. And every day it gets taller and wider. The trees are being cut down on city properties across Ottawa in an attempt to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer, which kills ash trees. One Manotick man is concerned that the pile of dead trees is going to become the epicentre of a borer infestation, and the city will be responsbile for the disaster. “This is just the tip of the iceberg,� said Bert van Ingen, who has watched the pile get bigger and bigger as more ash is cut down. “One in four trees in eastern Ontario is ash.� The pile at Trail Road began about two years ago and is now at least 80 metres long and five metres tall in places. Van Ingen said he’s worked in the tree management field and that even though the ash trees at Trail Road have been cut down, the borers in the trees are still alive. June is a peak period for the flying form of the borers to emerge from the trees and disperse to surrounding areas. “They’ve been coming out for the last three weeks,� he

said of the flying borers. At risk are ash trees, which make up an estimated 25 per cent of Ottawa’s urban and rural forests. City statistics show 18,000 hectares of rural forest cover – on both public and private land – is made up of ash. In total, there are 75,000 ash trees on streets and in cityowned parks. Since the emerald ash borer was first found in Ottawa in 2008, the number of ash trees has been reduced by the bugs and by cutting to prevent its spread. ADVICE NOT TAKEN

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has advice for anyone dealing with ash borer infestations and the city appears to have disregarded those instructions. The ministry’s website says “trees dead or dying from emerald ash borer should be cut and burned, chipped.� Van Ingen said it was a terrible idea to move the trees from where they were felled, as any movement will certainly spread the bugs further afield. He said south Nepean and nearby parts of the city are almost certainly going to see more borers because of the ash piling up at Trail Road.

If the trees had to be moved from where they were cut down, he wants to know why the city didn’t kill the borers as soon as they arrived at Trail Road. He said the borers don’t dig deep into trees, and are only found in the layer just below the bark called the cambium. Removing the bark and the affected cambium layer for burning could have killed the borers, as could burning of the complete trees. Alternately, van Ingen said trees could have been fumigated or contained on arrival at the Trail Road. “They’ve just done nothing,� he said. Submitted

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Heather Hamilton says different levels of government “have fumbled their way through� the response to the ash borer problem. Hamilton is the chairwoman of the city’s forests and greenspace advisory committee, which provides advice to city councillors. “There has been big expansion of emerald ash borer and cutting this year,� she said. “The trees have been going to Trail (Road) for a couple of years but not in these quantities (in previous years).

Carpenter John Howarth stands beside the growing pile of downed ash trees at the Trail Road landfill. The city is piling up trees infested with emerald ash borers that could spread to nearby ash trees. Hamilton said the forests and greenspace advisory committee “had some qualms� about storing the cut trees to Trail Road. “We were concerned that it would help to spread the problem.� A city map dated April 2012 shows a few spots around Trail Road where ash borers are located. Hamilton said there’s no way to know if the city’s pile of cut ash is the source of the local hotspots, “but it’s a

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The city is currently seeking proposals from private contractors to deal with the Trail Road ash pile. Simply turning the wood into chips is one possibility,

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Swim into summer with the help of Ottawa’s swim advisories A no-swim advisory may ruin your plans to cool off during a hot summer day at one of Ottawa’s four City beaches, however these are issued to protect your health when there is poor water quality. Poor water quality means that the beach water contains a high level of bacteria that may increase a swimmer’s risk of developing skin, eye, ear, nose and throat infections. Ingestion of water with high levels of bacteria may cause health issues such as gastrointestinal illnesses. Every day during the beach season, Ottawa Public Health samples water from Britannia, Westboro, Mooney’s Bay and Petrie Island beaches for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When elevated levels of E.coli are detected in the water, other organisms that can pose a risk to your health are likely present. Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health has the authority to issue a no-swim advisory. Beaches are most often closed due to bacteria levels over 200 E.coli per 100 mL of water tested, or over 100 E.coli per 100 mL of water tested for two or more consecutive days.

and South Nation River. A watershed is the land area feeding a river, including all the related lakes and streams. Protecting our watersheds requires support from communities all across Eastern Ontario. What happens in one part of the watershed affects other communities. Some of the factors that can pollute a beach include: • Heavy rains causing increased runoff of contaminants from land into the storm sewers, which flow directly in nearby streams and rivers. Heavy rains can also cause sewers to overflow into streams and rivers; • E.coli bacteria present in the feces of pets, birds and other warm-blooded animals; • High winds stirring up contaminated sediments; • Calm waters holding contaminants close to shore; • Boats discharging dirty water and sewage; • Low water levels; and • Defective septic systems at private residences, resorts and camps.

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Strength training for seniors How do you get started? Unfortunately, as we age we lose much of the muscle mass we had in our twenties. In fact, by about age 70 to 80, seniors have lost 40-50% of the muscle mass and strength they had in their 20s. Less muscle mass makes every day things like lifting groceries, pushing lawnmowers, going up and down stairs and getting up from a chair harder to do.

If you would like to start working on your strength at home, call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line listed below for information about the Get Moving: Active Sitting DVD, available for a small fee. This 30 minute program is easy to follow, and comes with a user’s guide demonstrating exercises if you are not very active or have just started exercising. You can also borrow the DVD for free from your local library.

As you get older, Strength training, also called resistance training or weight lifting, slows the loss of muscle, keeps you strong and helps make every day activities easier. Strength training means exercising your muscles against resistance or gravity. The more you repeat an exercise and the more weight you lift, the stronger your muscle becomes.

If you prefer to exercise in a gym, call 211 or visit ottawa.ca to find a local recreation center or City of Ottawa Senior’S Centre. Private health clubs also have these types of activities. If you are a gym member, ask about adding some strength training to your routine.

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It does not matter where you do strength training, the key is to start doing some strength training.

For more information on this and other health topics, call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744. You can also connect with Ottawa Public Health on Twitter (@ottawahealth) and Facebook.


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Stay safe, stay alive on water this summer

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owever you choose to spend time this summer, remember to keep safety in mind – especially if those plans include time on the water. The Canadian Safe Boating Council has issued a notice calling on more of us to take more seriously the issue of personal flotation devices (PFDs), better known as life preservers or life jackets. Every few days each

summer – especially after weekends – there are sad stories to be told about another Canadian losing their life to drowning. We’re a nation of rivers, lakes and streams, and so many of us love getting out on the water. Too many of us – whether out for a day of fishing, canoeing or pleasure boating – still choose to head out without either wearing a PFD or having the requisite number of life jackets on

board. The end result, as the organization outlines, can be tragic. The question, of course, is why? Why do so many adults not wear this potentially lifesaving gear? Many likely feel they are strong enough swimmers to overcome any unforeseen situation. But whether it’s a strong undertow or the shock of hitting cold water causing what the council refers to as “gasp reflex,� there’s really

no way of knowing how one will react once overboard. If you still think life jackets have to be made out of bulky slabs of Styrofoam, you need to take a look at today’s store shelves. The latest designs now on the market are lightweight and come in a range of styles and colours that should suit any fashion taste. They’re not much bulkier or heavier than a T-shirt. There’s even a new inflat-

able design that can come with automatic inflation that fills the PFD with air as soon as you hit the water. Some boaters will still say a short trip doesn’t necessitate the bother of even placing a PFD in the vessel. And yet statistics tell a different story. There are close to 140 unnecessary drownings in Canada every year, according to the safe boating council. And roughly 80 per cent of

those recreational boaters who lose their life on the water weren’t wearing a life jacket. A vast majority of parents make sure their toddlers and youngsters wear a PFD in the water. It’s time they set aside the excuses and lead by example by donning the gear as well. Regardless of the situation, life jackets do save lives. As the council promotes: It’s Your Life...Preserve It.

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Onward and, inevitably, upward CHARLES GORDON Funny Town

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aybe the tide is turning against tall buildings. And maybe not. Sure, the Ontario Municipal Board recently struck down a proposal to build some in Westboro on a residential street. That the proposed towers were more than twice the height for which the street was zoned might have had something to do with it, except that the argument hasn’t worked too well in the past. For that reason, it seems too early to celebrate. There is every indication the tide is in fact not turning against tall buildings. We are reading almost every day about similarly oversized structures that are going ahead. It used to be front-page news when this happened. After all, this is a city in which, for the longest time, the Peace Tower was supposed to be the tallest building allowed. But now, it’s tower after tower, each taller than the last. Less than two weeks after the supposed victory over developers in Westboro, the newspapers carried, on inside pages, news of a 27-storey tower on Nepean Street and a 30-storey job on Preston. You can look down on the Peace Tower from both of them. The public is mystified, because the public can’t see what’s driving this. Does anybody like tall buildings? Is anybody, other than a developer, demanding more of them? Did any candidate for city council run on a platform of bringing more tall buildings to the city? No, is the answer to that last one and yet city council seems to have all but given up when faced with yet another request to build something considerably taller than what we thought was allowed. Councillors are reduced

to arguing about which design has the prettier balconies, while the question of how tall the building is hangs in the air, undebated. Other preposterous statements, such as the claim that new towers won’t cause increased traffic and parking difficulties go unchallenged. They fly in the face of common sense, but common sense somehow vanishes when planningspeak is the language of the day. It is assumed, perhaps, that the developers will win in the end, given the notoriously pro-developer record of the Ontario Municipal Board, to which any appeal would be directed. And even now, when the OMB has shown a willingness to take a contrary position, the skyline climbs mostly uncontested and the shadows lengthen across the neighborhoods. The argument in favour of all this is familiar: we need more people living near the centre of the city to prevent urban sprawl and a larger influx of cars. The argument against is familiar too: the city is going back on a bargain it made with its residents and who’s to say that those new people living near the centre of the city won’t bring their cars anyway? What we don’t want is to wind up like Toronto, where new condo towers pop up like dandelions and cars choke the streets. And don’t forget the construction period brings considerable inconvenience to the neighbourhood for many months at a time. For the moment, opposition to higher rises is coming mostly from community groups, who lack financial resources and whose credibility is usually under attack. It would be interesting to see the politicians take a larger role. In the next election campaign, would anybody dare question the very idea of growth, the assumption we all seem to share that a city can never get too big? Would anybody run on a platform that says the city is big enough and our resources should be put into improving the lives of those who live here, rather than building higher for those who don’t live here yet? That would be something to see. It would spark a useful debate about what a city should be and for whom.

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Letter: Fundraising feature sheds light on widespread school problem Dear Editor: Thank you to EMC and Metroland reporters for shining a light on a very under-reported problem in Ontario: the pressure parents are feeling to fund raise for everything from crayons to playground equipment. There isn’t a week that goes by where parents aren’t asked to contribute to this school cause or that, without regard to whether they are able to af-

ford these expenses. Add school trips into the equation, competitions for fundraising dollars between schools, and we have a situation requiring the kind of investigative work EMC and Metroland has done. I hope your report lights a fire under the Ontario government. Sincerely, Joe Banks, Osgoode

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The Canada Day 150th celebration public consultation held by Canadian Capital Cities Organization asked Ottawa residents what they would like to see on Canada Day in 2017. The organization is going across the country to ask all Canadians what type of celebrations should take place in Canada’s capitals.

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EMC news - Creating a link to connect Canada from coast to coast. Organizing a nationwide chorus of O Canada. Offering immigrants the chance to tell their Canadian stories. These were just some of the ideas that Ottawa residents tossed around at a public consultation at the Lord Elgin Hotel on June 25 to discuss what Canada’s 150th birthday celebration should look like. The consultation exercise is part of a cross-country tour organized by the Canadian Capital Cities Organization. Lee Ellen Pottie, who works for the organization, was part of the group that visited Ottawa on June 25 to seek input from interested residents. “We want to bring out Canadians’ sense of belonging and sense of ownership and get them excited about the upcoming celebrations,” she said. The consultation asked participants to answer six questions: how should we celebrate Canada Day 2017; what major events can be created to mark the 150th anniversary; what type of memorial infrastructure or projects would people like to see; what unifying themes could be employed; how can all Canadian across the country take part; and how can the year 2017 and the years leading up to 2017 encourage greater Canadian participation. The evening turned into a brainstorming session with ideas ranging from legacy projects to neighbourhood parties to museum participating and creating a logging

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tournament. Danielle Jeddore was among those who attended the consultation. “I came out because I work for Aboriginal Affairs and I am interested in adding the Aboriginal perspective to the consultations,” she said. That sort of perspective was exactly what Pottie was looking for.

“We want to bring out Canadians’ sense of belonging and sense of ownership.” LEE ELLEN POTTIE

“Get people talking and bring up ideas you would not have thought about,” Pottie said. Jeddore and other residents from across the city participated after receiving an invitation through the National Capital Commission, which is a member of the Canadian Capital Cities Organization. Beyond the series public meetings taking place at provincial and territorial capitals across the country, the organization has also set up an online survey Canadians to fill out on its website. “We wanted to have something that everyone could do, even if they do not participate in the public consultations, we are still taking down their considerations,” Pottie said. Information gathered from the consultation sessions and online survey will be used to draft a report, which will be completed in the fall. For more information on the consultations or the celebrations project, visit the website at www.ccco-occ.com.

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St. Mark students make it big with Roger Waters emma.jackson@metroland.com

EMC entertainment – The lights are bright and the crowd is loud. Backstage, excitement builds as the cue to run on stage creeps closer. “Stand by, stand by,” a roadie says. Excited squeals and muffled laughter fills the dark alleyway hidden by curtains. And then: “Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!” Spurred into action, 15 high school students burst onto the Scotiabank Place stage to fulfill their fives minutes of fame with Roger Waters, the founder of progressive 1960s rock band Pink Floyd. Clapping and singing, wearing t-shirts that read “Fear Builds Walls,” the St. Mark High School students were the choir in Waters’ performance of “Another Brick in the Wall,” one of Pink Floyd’s most well-known songs. The opportunity comes from Waters’ global tour called The Wall, in which he performs the entire album of the same name with much theatrics, staging and pyrotechnics. In every city, the tour promoters invite a local school to perform the choir parts with Waters on stage. When Live Nation promoter Ken Craig approached St. Mark music teacher Gabriel Leury about the opportunity, “I couldn’t pass it up,” he said. “I just think it’s a great op-

portunity for the students to have. A large-scale production opportunity doesn’t come by very often,” Leury said, adding that the experience will also help profile the school and possibly lead to other opportunities down the road. For the students, who ranged in age from Grade 8 to Grade 12, the experience was nothing short of life-changing. “You just take a chance and audition for it and a couple weeks later you’re standing on a stage singing in front of 15,000 people,” said Grade 8 student Kelsey Ewen. “It’s one of the best feelings. You’re never going to feel that way and you’re never going to be so excited to be doing something like that,” added Caroline O’Neill, a Grade 12 student who graduated a few days after the concert on Monday, July 25. “It was the last thing I did as a St. Mark Lion. What an amazing way to end six years of high school.” Participating students described the experience as “unbelievable” and “amazing.” Not only did they get to perform with Waters on stage, they also got some personal practice time with him before the concert as well. “When we went to sound check we practiced with Roger and his band and we only ran through it twice because we were pretty good, apparently,” laughed Leith Ross, a Grade 8 student who admitted

she caught the performing bug after five minutes with such a huge crowd. Leury affirmed Ross’s suspicion that the choir was exceptional compared to choirs in other cities. “The people involved with the show came and said the students were well-prepared and one of the best groups they’ve seen,” he said. The song protests against rigid school policies and was against UK boarding schools in particular when it was written in 1979. As part of the tour, a towering 60-foot puppet of a teacher with glowing eyes – a creature the students called “horrifying” – leers over the stage during the song’s performance. Despite the seemingly antiteacher tone of the song, St. Mark teacher J.P. Cloutier, who was taking photos on stage, said the song is not against education, but against oppression. “It’s about the type of education that oppresses students and doesn’t let them reach their full potential, and that’s not what we’re about here,” he said. For the 15 students, the opportunity to face the world on stage brought them all a step closer to realizing their own potential. At the very least, the memory will never fade. “It will be on YouTube so we can go back and show our grandchildren,” Ross laughed.

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Constable Peter McKenna of the Ottawa Police Service’s traffic escort unit and marine drive trails unit and executives from Ride for Dad Watercraft Edition show off what their watercraft vehicles really can do on June 26. The event was organized by the two partners to help raise awareness for the Eastern Ontario Ride, which will take place on July 7 at Rideau Ferry.

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EMC news - The local Ride for Dad Watercraft Edition has partnered with the Ottawa Police to help raise awareness and support for prostate cancer. This year, Eastern Ontario will join the already established Ride for Dad Watercraft Edition in Windsor, Ont. The event will take place at Rideau Ferry and will welcome participants from across the region as well as members of the city’s police force who will hit the water in various watercraft vehicles on July 7. “It is all about raising awareness for prostate cancer,” said Brian Ivay, executive director of the Ride for Dad Watercraft Edition. “This is the transition from motorcycles to watercraft and the next generation of Ottawa police’s involvement in the Ride for Dad.” The Ride for Dad event, which took place on June 2, began in Ottawa in 2000, with only 80 participants. The event has since expanded to 30 communities across Canada and has raised more than $9 million for prostate cancer research and treatment. The watercraft edition began in Windsor in 2011 as an addition to the motorcycle ride. Ivay said it was at the last Ottawa Boat Show where he

began speaking to area businesses and the police about the possibility of starting up an Eastern Ontario watercraft edition. “Everyone was really into the idea and from there it just took off,” Ivay said. “We have had a lot of support from Ride for Dad to get this going.” The watercraft ride is open to all jet-powered watercraft, including personal watercraft vehicles like Sea-Doos (standup and sit-down models) and jet boats. The ride will depart Rideau Ferry and continue to Narrows Lock and then continue heading to Westport on Upper Rideau Lake. Then it’s back to the lock at Newboro and then heading back to Narrows Lock and then back onto Big Rideau Lake. All lock fees are included in registration. The ride will then cross to Portland and loop back to Rideau Ferry. The round trip is expected to take about four to five hours with a total distance of 70 kilometres. Interested participants can pre-register for the Watercraft Ride for Dad online at www. ridefordad.ca or come out on ride day. The ride begins at 11 a.m. with closing ceremonies and a party will take place at Farrell Hall in Perth beginning at 5 p.m.

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Dr. Ben Fong, a Manotick resident, picked up a fishing rod 35 years after he last put one down as a child. Now he’s in love again with the water sport. Fong, who is organizing Ottawa’s first fishing festival on July 14 and 15, wants to ignite the love for fishing in all Ottawa residents this summer and encourages everyone to come out to the festival.

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are free. For more information on the festival, to volunteer or to purchase tickets, please check out the festival’s website at www.ottawafishingfestival.ca.

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“I think they are doing a great thing and regardless of how much we make they will get a 10 per cent (cut) automatically,” Fong said. The first festival he has ever organized, Fong said it is all about having fun and the more tickets he sells, the more attractions he will add to the weekend. Fong has also donated more than $500 worth of tickets to the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club, to get more children to fall in love with his passion. “It is all about kids. It might be an old cliché, but it is what it is about,” Fong said. “There are kids that don’t have the opportunity so let’s bring them out and give them that opportunity.” Fong said it is the least he can do to support the children’s organization and welcomes any other children organizations to contact him for tickets. Ticket prices are $10 for children 6 to 11, teen to adult are $15 and a family pass is $45. Children five and under

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EMC sports - Ottawa’s first urban fish festival will encourage everyone, anglers and non-anglers alike, to have a great time casting their rods at Brewer Park. The Ottawa Fishing Festival will take place on July 14 and 15 during Ontario’s licensefree family fishing week. The festival was created and organized by Manotick resident Dr. Ben Fong, who wanted to share his love for fishing with the rest of the city. “I used to do a lot of fishing and when I purchased home on the water, I began fishing four times a week,” Fong said. “This festival, it is all about introducing fishing to urban dwellers in Ottawa.” The festival, Fong said, will also offer the opportunity for children, who normally do not have the chance to learn how to fish, to try out the sport. Fong, a dentist by day, chose the Old Ottawa South location because the park runs along the Rideau River, but also has a ton of parkland for all the other, non-fishing activities he has planned. There will be inflatable castles, a magician, music from Elvis impersonator Dan Elvis Burgess, mariachi band Los Paisanos, dance groups, cooking segments and lectures, fish games and martial arts demonstrations. For fishing enthusiasts, there will also be appearances and seminars throughou the weekend with Canadian fishing personalities “Big” Jim McLaughlin, Rob Atkinson and Captain Pat. Fishing rod rentals and live bait will be provided for anyone who wishes to try out fishing, which Fong encourages everyone to give a try. “Fishing is really enjoyable sport, because it is a one-onone sport and you get to have the chance to catch a big fish on the line,” Fong said. And there will be one fish in particular everyone at the festival will be keeping their eye out for. Participants will have the chance of catching a tagged “big fish” that will allows them to collect the festival’s top prize of a $15,000 pontoon boat, donated by Laurentian Marine Sales. The big fish, along with 20 or smaller fish for the children to catch will be tagged and released the night before the festival upstream from the park. Each fish has a prize attached to it. Fong will be personally catching the fish leading up to the festival, so the fish they are releasing are in familiar water. The festival is promoting catch and release, but Fong

said once someone has caught a fish it is up to them what they would like to do with it. “Take it home or toss it back, it is all part of the fun,” Fong said. The festival is also raising money for CHEO’s Angles of Hope, with 10 per cent of every ticket purchase being donated to the cancer foundation.

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EMC news – The 12th annual Metcalfe Charity Classic golf tournament was sold out weeks in advance of the July 11 tee-off, and that means the event could raise more than $7,000 for the Osgoode Township Care Centre. With 136 golfers registered to play at the Metcalfe Golf Club, $2,720 is automatically raised through a $20 donation in the registration fee. But the other thousands

come from the day’s silent auction, hole sponsorships and other contests. Metcalfe Golf Club general manager Rob Howell said it’s important to the club to support the local nursing home, because it’s where many local residents live during their senior years. “A lot of residents from this area now reside at the centre. It’s very much a part of our community, it’s just down the road and it helps a lot of people.

“It’s a great facility, the people who work there are very community-minded,” Howell said. Last year’s donation was designated to help replace the 25-year-old building’s windows. This year’s funds haven’t been designated yet, but Howell hopes the money will be used for patient care. “They convinced us last year to do the windows because there was a big need, but this year we’re hoping to

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The 2012 Canadian Sunset Ceremonies got underway on June 26 at a grand opening ceremony hosted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the RCMP Musical Ride Centre located in Manor Park. The show featured performances by the Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dog Association, a musical performance by the combined Pipe Bands of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Ottawa Police Service and the naming of honorary members of the musical ride.

rom now until the crisp fall days filled the air with the scent of burning leaves, our house smelled of simmering sugar and tart vinegar coming off the Findlay Oval. It was pickling and preserving time. And the smells hung onto our clothes for days as if we had been sprayed and we would notice just about everyone at Northcote School smelled the same way. The huge vegetable garden would finally show the results of Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constant attention and yellow beans, carrots, beets, cucumbers, blood-red tomatoes and just about any other vegetable you could name were all ready for picking. As well, wild strawberries, mostly found along the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks that snaked through our farm, would already have been turned into jam. Raspberries, found growing in great abundance in a secluded spot in the dense woods on the property, were hauled out in milk cans and now sat in jars and sealers of every description. The jams were thick and sweet, but the preserves were a different matter. They were sweet too, but the berries

MARY COOK Mary Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memories always floated to the top of the jars, leaving thick, sweet syrup on the bottom, which I was known to drink right out of the jar when Mother wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t looking. Every glass jar that had come into the house over the past months would be saved for this time of year. Washed thoroughly, then boiled in the big copper kettle on the stove, they were of every shape and size. And always there was a small pot of wax on the very back of the stove, usually on the reservoir, ready to pour over the jars holding the jams and pickles. It was unusual if Mother had to buy new wax every year, because since the last pickling and preserving session when the wax was removed from a jar, it was rinsed off and put in a cardboard box in the summer kitchen and reused time and again. Goodness knows how many years the same piece of wax had made the rounds,

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melted down again and again. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crop of preserves and pickles, stacked on a swinging shelf in what passed for a cellar, had gotten low. Fresh sheets of the Renfrew Mercury would be folded and placed on the shelves, ready for the new batches of jars and sealers. What we called the cellar wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really a cellar at all. While most of our neighbours had a dug-out you got to from a trap door in their kitchen, you could only get into ours from outside the house. Two big flat doors, on a slant from the ground to the side of the house, had to be hoisted and laid back to get down into our cellar, which was nothing more than a sandy pit an ancestor of Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had dug out a century before. A swinging shelf was above the sand, and attached to the floorboards of the underside of the house. It was a dark, dank place that scared the starch out of me every time I was sent down. Vegetables were buried in the sand and my brother Emerson further flamed my fears by telling me he knew for a fact it was where snakes spent the long cold winters! Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipes were ones she was given by Aunt Bertha Thom from the farm next to us or Mrs. Beam the wonderful neighbour, who as well as treating everyone

in the Northcote area for minor afflictions, was also known for her dill pickles and spiced crabapples, both of which always won prizes at the Renfrew fair. Mother had come from New York where pickles, jams and jellies were bought at the grocery store and â&#x20AC;&#x153;doing downâ&#x20AC;? vegetables and fruits was as foreign to her as making homemade lye soap, all of which she mastered with the help of neighbours. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take her long to catch on to harvesting the garden either. There was scarcely a meal back then that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite pickles in a bowl on the table. He said no dinner was complete without chili sauce or yellow beans done in brine. Mother could serve up turnips, potatoes and even a bowl of sauerkraut, but Father always asked; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Got any of that chili sauce and those yellow beans?â&#x20AC;? My sister Audrey would jump up and dump out a good portion of each and put it on the table. Back then, the Depression was all around us. There was no money for frivolity. We learned not to ask for something as simple as new hair ribbons or store-bought underwear or a toy we may have seen in the Five and Dime Store in Renfrew. We were barely able to buy coal oil for the lamps or a needed piece of harness or gas for the old Model T. But our table was always full. Vegetables, preserves, sauerkraut and an apple barrel in the summer kitchen and a smoke house full of meat ... and I heard it said more than once, â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a poor farmer indeed who cannot feed his family.â&#x20AC;?

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his raspberry-flavoured chocolate cake makes a simple and delicious dessert for a summer supper or party. The fudge cake can be made a day ahead, then sliced and arranged on individual serving plates. Arrange some fresh raspberries beside each piece then add a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt or ice cream. This is light and refreshing. This recipe calls for raspberry pancake syrup. Be sure you get what is labelled as “pancake syrup.” There are other types of raspberry syrup, which are very thin and meant for mixing with water or summer drinks. They just don’t work in this recipe, and neither does raspberry jam. I’ve tried them both. Only raspberry pancake syrup will do. Chocolate Raspberry Cake

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Ontario school boards are implementing new policies on fundraising as this school year ends, under a requirement that they incorporate the province’s new “best practices” by September. The issue came to wide public attention with the publication of Fundraising Fever, a Metroland Special Report, which focused on growing concern about the overuse of fundraising and the disparities it creates.

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is updating its fundraising policy to match the new guidelines said Walter Piovesan, the board’s associate director of education. He added the new policy would be available by the end of June or the beginning of September for consultation. It will be up to the principal of each school to ensure fundraising is conducted within the new rules. “It’s the principal who enforces the policy and works

with the school councils or whoever is doing the fundraising to make sure the policy is being followed,” Piovesan said. The Ottawa Catholic School Board is already “mostly compliant” with the new ministry guidelines said spokesperson Mardi de Kemp. “The new requirements are being reviewed and the current policies will be modified over the summer so that the board will be fully compliant by the fall,” said de Kemp.

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raising should not duplicate existing funding – for example the ministry provides schools with money for textbooks and learning materials so raising funds to buy more is not permitted. Kidder says the key to equitable education is to make sure it’s funded so everyone gets a good education; one that does not depend on fundraising. “The problem with thinking of education as a charity rather than as something we pay for through our taxes is

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or 613-322-9914. Primary Mechanical - Fully licensed and insured, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration service and installation for both commercial and residential. Call 613-790-1307.

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FARM Hyland Seeds- Corn, soyabeans, forage seed, white beans and cereals. Overseeding available. Phone Greg Knops, (613)658-3358, (613)340-1045, cell. NH 411 discbine 4750, MF 285 loader 7750.00, MF 1135 duals 7500.00, MF 20 C industrial 7250.00. 613-223-6026. Wanted- White Birch poles, cash paid, 1-1/2 to 3â&#x20AC;? diameter, you cut or we cut. Call toll-free 1-888-771-5210.

Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045.

HOT TUB (Spa) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper Woodworking tools, equipment and vehicles for sale. Visit www.setup.ca/tools. For more information call 613-858-3178.

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Sunday, July 8 from 8 a.m - 4 p.m., the. Kanata Animal Hospital, 440 Hazeldean Road, invites you to the 5th annual Microchip / Nail Trim / BBQ Fundraiser. This event is to benefit Giant Breed dogs & Horses in need of Birch Haven Rescue. No appointment necessary. For more info; (613)725-4279 or www.birchhaven.org

Find multiple job offers on our Website (www.auto-jobsottawa.ca) Service Parts Body Sales Administration ssenneville@autojobs.ca Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)3065858.

GARAGE SALE New Almonte Flea Market, open every Sunday. May to October. Water St., Almonte Fair-grounds. Closed July 22 due to Almonte Fair and Aug. 26 due to Highland Games. (613)327-4992 (between 9 a.m.-6 p.m.) almontefleamarket.com

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$229,000, 3 bedroom bungalow, 6 years old, currently leased @ $1,500/month, Smiths Falls 613-217-1862. 42 acres, Hwy. 43, 5 kms. east of Perth. Most wooded. Secure. Accessible. Development potential. Excellent building sites. Priced to sell. 613-267-6709. $449,000. Newer triplex, Smiths Falls, excellent net, longer term tenants. 613-217-1862.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPS. CERTIFIED GM TECHNICIANS are required at a very busy GM dealership in Slave Lake, Alberta. Up to $45./ hour plus benefits and relocation allowance. Will consider 3rd year or higher ASEP. Email resume: dom.lefebvre@gmail.com. CERTIFIED BODY TECHNICIAN required at a very busy GM dealership in Slave Lake, Alberta. Experience with water-borne product preferred. Up to $40. per hour flat hour plus benefits and relocation allowance. Email resume: nsdeas@gmail.com. $ $ AT T E N T I O N C H O C O L AT E $ $ Thank goodness, school is out for summer!!! Sell different products to make some Money easily $$$ QUICKLY...LIMITED SPACES available. 1-800-383-3589 www.chocolatdeluxe.com MULTI-MEDIA Sales Person for busy newspaper office in Devon, Alberta. Prior experience in sales or marketing required. Must have car. Email resume to: susanne.holmlund@sunmedia.ca

STEEL BUILDINGS STEEL BUILDING - HUGE CLEARANCE SALE! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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AUTOMOTIVE Vehicle buyers are ONLY protected by OMVIC and Ontario consumer protection laws when they buy from registered dealers. There’s no protection if you buy privately and you risk becoming victim of a curbsider. To verify dealer registration or seek help with a complaint: www.omvic.on.ca or 1-800943-6002.

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WANTED FIREARMS WANTED FOR AUGUST 25TH AUCTION: Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns. As Estate Specialists WE manage sale of registered / unregistered firearms. Contact Paul, Switzer’s Auction: Toll-Free 1-800-6942609, info@switzersauction.com or www.switzersauction.com. WANTED: OLD TUBE AUDIO EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond organs. Any condition, no floor model consoles. Call Toll-Free 1-800-947-0393 / 519853-2157.


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EMC news - A downtown social service centre is reaching out to the surrounding community to help send more than 50 under-privileged children to a theme park this summer. Odette Uwambaye from the Rwanda Social Services and Family Counselling centre started the initiative two years ago, with the goal of ensuring all children have the opportunity to take a trip to a theme park. This year, the destination is Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ont. “When school starts in

the fall, all the kids are talking about their summer trips and travels,” Uwambaye said. “There are those kids who have no where to go and no stories to tell. I want to give them a fun time and a story to tell.” Uwambaye is using the fundraising campaign to give the children the opportunity to not only visit Marineland, but also the chance to camp at a community centre in Toronto along the way. There are families who can not afford to go anywhere and can sometimes only send their children to the community centre, Uwambaye added.

“That is not the same thing as going to a park or going on an adventure,” Uwambaye said, so she sought help from the community and raised money to organize the day trips to Parc Gérard-Lalonde and Parc Safari in Quebec. While the cost of the previous trips was between $3,000 and $4,000, a more elaborate trip to Marineland with the campout in Toronto has driven the cost slightly higher. “If we can raise $5,000 to $6,000 we will be able to send them,” Uwambaye said. The cost of transportation is more than double what the organization has raised in the

past because of the longer trip. If they can not raise enough money, Uwambaye said they have an alternative plan to send the children to Calypso Theme Waterpark a half-hour from Ottawa. “It is our plan B,” Uwambaye said. “But we would love to send them all to Marineland. It is not that easy, but if the kids can have that opportunity, it would be great for them.” To donate or for more information go to the organization’s website at www. rwandasocialservices.org, or call 613-565-7500 or at 613298-2256.

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2400 Alta Vista Drive (613) 733 0131 Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; Ample parking; OC Transpo route 8 A warm welcome awaits you. Minister: Alex Mitchell sttimothys@on.aibn.com www.sttimsottawa.com

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Group wants to open up the violence against women conversation Kristy Strauss

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EMC community - An Ottawa coalition wants to make sure the overall issue of violence against women in Canada isn’t ignored. Along with launching a new website, the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women will now be producing position papers throughout the year on a variety of topics for the community’s interest. “We’re building our capacity, making connections, and we’re really excited about these movements,” said Stefanie Lomatski, executive director of the coalition. “(Having these) position papers are a way to be more cohesive.” The first position paper launched on June 28 dealt with how violence against women has been portrayed in the media, particularly when it comes to honour killings. “The assumed cultural nature of the case spread like wildfire,” said Corrine Mason, a PhD student from the University of Ottawa, who studied how the recent Shafia murder trial was covered by two daily newspapers. Mason’s research forms the basis of coalition’s position that the way the trial was presented in the media was that violence against women in Canada became “ordinary” and honour kill-

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Stefanie Lomatski, executive director of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women spoke about the group’s first position paper on how violence against women is portrayed. ings became “extraordinary.” Mason concluded through her study of the Shafia trial that there were implications Canada was superior to the “Muslim world” regarding violence against women. She said that’s simply not true, however. Citing Statistics Canada reports, she said of the 146 women killed in homicides in 2008, 45 were murdered by their spouse or domestic partner. Between 2007 and 2008, more than 61,600 women sought abuse shelters. She added that according to the Native Women’s Association of Canada, there are 583 missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls in the country. “Honour killings (were portrayed as) a misogynist culture, committed by Muslims against Muslim women and

children, and it was carefully planned,” she said. “Domestic violence by contrast (was portrayed as) individual men who were a few bad apples, nonMuslim, and women were not killed for transgressing cultural boundaries.” The coalition said they’d like to work with media to come up with a collaborative project to help both parties get the message out. Jordan Fairbairn who covers public engagement for the coalition, said the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence worked successfully with journalists to create a hand book on reporting violence against women stories. “This is a model to work off of in Canada,” said Fairbairn. For more information, visit the website at: www.octevawcocvff.ca.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: patricia.lonergan@metroland.com

July 6-8:

Come one, come all to the Kingdom of Osgoode for the fifth annual Osgoode Medieval Festival! Professional jousting, games, food, a life-size castle and a King’s Feast will wow the young and old all weekend. Located beside the Foodland in Osgoode Market Square, this year’s festival includes a new horseshoes tournament and promises enhanced vendors and activities for all ages. On Friday, June 6 kids can come for Education Day. On Saturday, June 7 everyone is welcome to the King’s Feast at the community centre. For information, tickets and to register for special events visit www.osgoodemedievalfestival.com.

July 7:

The Osgoode Township Fish, Game and Conservation Club will host its annual Kids’ Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Taylor Park (west end of Osgoode Main Street). Registration begins at 8 a.m. The first 100 participants 12 or younger will receive a free rod & reel, tackle box or fishing net. The event also includes hotdogs and drinks - free for kids, small fee for adults. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

July 9 – 13:

Ready to experience Watson’s Mill in a way you never have before and have bundles of fun at the same time? Register for our Mini-Wheats summer camp! Camp is for kids aged 6 to 12. Each day runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All participants should bring their own lunch and lots of water, but a small snack is provided. The cost is $25 per day, per child for non-members and $20 per day, per child for members. Enjoy

a different theme each day, from camping to cooking to the Olympics. Why wait? Space is limited, so register now!

July 11:

The 12th Annual Metcalfe Charity Classic will take place on Wednesday, July 11 at the Metcalfe Golf club. One of our ward’s most appreciated fundraising ventures is the Metcalfe Charity Classic. Throughout the past eleven years, over $62,000 has been raised in support of the Township of Osgoode Care Centre. This event features a 2 p.m. shotgun start, a famous roast beef dinner included in the entry fee, registration gift for every golfer, lots of great door prizes, a silent auction, hole in one prizes, putting, trivia, Hit the Green games and other contests. Please join us in support of a true community venture. The entry fee is $85 and includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, taxes and a $20 donation to the Osgoode Care Centre.

July 13:

Watson’s Mill Annual Beer Tasting Event is here once again. Come on out on Friday, July 13 for a great evening of beer tasting, delicious appetizers, and upbeat tunes provided by the Swamp Water Jazz Band. Enjoy samples from a variety of different breweries and make sure to buy your raffle tickets for our exciting prizes! The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $30; ticket holders must be 19 years or older. Tickets are available both at the door and in advance at the Mill or Office Pro. Tickets are limited, so get them early! Admission includes six beer samples with extra samples available at the door for $2 each.

July 14-15:

Come join us July 14 and 15 for Heritage Gardening at Dickinson House. Members of the Manotick Horticultural Society have put together a genuine pioneer herb garden and will be available to talk about and explain the uses of herbs - culinary, medicinal & aesthetic from the 19th century to the present day on both Saturday and Sunday. Dickinson House is located at 1127 Mill Street in Dickinson Square, Manotick. We hope to see you there.

July 15:

The Osgoode Old Tyme Dancing Club’s country and western jamboree is on Sunday, July 15 at the Osgoode Community Centre Hall from 2 to 8 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Osgoode Care Centre. Door prizes, spot dances and main draws will take place both afternoon and evening. A tasty BBQ will be available. Country and Western bands will be on stage throughout the afternoon and evening for your entertainment. For further information, please call Barb at 613-258-7679 or Bernice at 613-224 9888.

July 16:

Osgoode Youth Association AGM, 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16. All are welcome to come and hear about the great things O-YA has done this year, meet our staff and board of directors and learn about the fabulous plans we have for the coming year! Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions about Osgoode Youth Association’s AGM, please contact Nichole, O-YA’s Executive Director at 613- 826-0726 or o-yacentre@rogers.com. Visit www.o-ya.ca for information about the organization.

August 15:

Come to the 1st Annual Live & Learn Resource Centre Golf Tournament! On behalf of Councillor Doug Thompson and Rural Family Connections, we are very pleased to announce our 1st Annual Live & Learn Resource Centre Golf Tournament on Wednesday, August 15 at the Metcalfe Golf Course. The $100 entry fee includes 18 holes, power cart and dinner. It is a 1 p.m. shotgun start and the event includes a silent auction, 50/50 draw, and door prizes. For tickets and information, please contact Marlene Shepheard at 613821-2899.

Ongoing:

Watson’s Mill is proud to team up with local growers and producers to host a Farmers Market in Historic Dickinson Square. Starting Saturday, June 23rd, the Farmers Market is scheduled to run on Saturdays, from 9am to 2pm, through August 25th at the Carriage Shed, across the street from Watson’s Mill. Attention high school students: the Osgoode Township Museum in Vernon is offering community service hours to any High School student interested in helping us out with some of the museum’s exciting summer events including our annual Pioneer Day and Strawberry Social taking place on Saturday, July 21, as well as our children’s summer drama camp which will be preparing a production of Peter Pan. We are seeking volunteers in the afternoons from Tuesday through Friday, starting on August 14 until Friday, August 24 from noon until 4 p.m. If you are interested in any of these fun volunteer opportunities, please call the museum at 613-8214062 or send us an email at

osgoode-museum@hotmail. com. We look forward to hearing from you! Old Time Music and Country Dance, first Friday of each month at the Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. $5/person at the door. Yearly memberships available. Free for musicians and singers. Come and have a good time with us. Trinity Bible Church Summer Camps in Osgoode – Upward Soccer Camp & “Sky” VBS, ages 5-11 yrs. Half day and full day programs. Preregistration is necessary. For more info visit www. trinitybiblechurch.ca/vbs or call 613-826-2444. The Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School offers five week-long day camp sessions from July 3 to August 3, 2012. The KinderCamp program for younger children focuses on dramatic play, outdoor activities, arts and crafts and, back by popular demand, some great science! The Discovery Camp program is geared to older children and will guide them through an exploration of the world around them – from birds and butterflies to physics and more! Further information online at www. mcnskids.org. Guitar Lessons and Teahouse at O-YA. Learn to play the guitar or brush up on your existing guitar skills in a fun group style lesson while enjoying a mug of hot tea (a cool selection of herbal tea, chai tea and tea lattes) and a snack at O-YA. The instructor is Grant McGee. To register for the Summer 2012 session of Guitar Lessons & Teahouse, please download a Registration Form from OYA’s website at www.o-ya.ca. Space is limited.

There are lots of great things happening at Just Kiddin Theatre and we’re eager to introduce theatre to those curious - or scared! Summer Theatre Camp is an ideal way to get a taste of theatre to see if it’s for you. Find the prima donna in you, develop life skills, or just make friends and have fun! You have a choice of three one-week camps in July. Summer camps will be taking place at the Old Metcalfe Town Hall, 8243 Victoria Street in Metcalfe. The price to attend the Summer Camp is $190 CAD per child per week. For more information, interested parties can view our website. Is your daughter looking for a place to do fun things with her friends? Make new friends in the community? Try new things? Check out Girl Guides. Every week, girls ages 5 through 17 meet to learn everything from camping to acting, all in the company of friends they can trust, and women they can look up to. Visit https://register.girlguides.ca/WCM/OnlineReg to find a unit near you and to register for the next Guiding year (2012-2013). A volunteer driver and backup driver are needed to take sandwiches from Metcalfe to the Ottawa Mission on Daly Avenue each Tuesday morning. This is a pleasant volunteer job, taking in the sandwiches that volunteers have made for the Mission each week. Please contact Sally Gray at 613-821-2640, or grayhound@xplornet.com. Gloucester South Seniors, 4550 Bank St., Leitrim, offers a full schedule of activities every week, including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, five hundred, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year. Info at 613-821-0414.

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