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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
Manotick boundaries may shift
Residents hear update on village plan review
Young Tommy Glatzmayer has been recognized as being a â€œDifference Maker.â€? â€“ Page 3
Photo by Dosi Cotroneo
Sounds of the season
Strolling carollers on hand for the Manotick Olde Fashioned Christmas Weekend Dec. 3 added to the charm of the day, delighting crowds both young and old with their beloved Christmas songs. The weekend featured a variety of holiday-themed events in celebration of the festive season.
Greely Elementary School celebrates new playstructure By Dosi Cotroneo
United Way Ottawa wrapped up its annual fundraising campaign earlier this month. â€“ Pages 11 & 16
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EMC News - What started off as a dire situation turned into a day of celebration as staff and students of Greely Elementary School cut the ribbon on their brand new playstructure. â€œThe old playstructure was built in the 1980s and we could get by using it for 15 to 18 children for a short time,â€? said Helen Jarvis, Greely Elementary principal. â€œWith fullday Kindergarten this year, there are more than 50 students all wanting to access the structure during their lunch hour. It just could no longer accommodate that number of eager active children.â€? Jarvis explained the Greely Elementary school council, representing approximately 125 families, had been diligently raising funds for a playstructure for over three years. After accessing all the resources they knew of, they arrived to the stage where they had to take their search out to the greater community to work along with them. â€œAn age-appropriate playstructure was an essential component in our commit-
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The staff and students of Greely Elementary School have a lot to be smiling about these days. After much hard work raising funds for their new playstructure, their dream came true as the new playstructure was officially opened on Thursday, Dec. 1. ment to being a healthy and active school,â€? said Jarvis. Although the school held a number of fundraisers and raised $11,000, an enormous feat considering there are only 200 students enrolled at Greely Elementary, the school council found itself $10,000 short of its goal. Enter residents Marco and Kim Scapillati of Scapillati Flooring. When they learned about the playstructure plight, they kicked into high gear and
donated the $10,000 to make the playstructure project possible. On Nov. 10, the recess bell rang and the children raced outside to enjoy their ďŹ rst playtime on their brand new safe playstructure. â€œThe kids are just loving it,â€? said Jarvis. â€œNow they have a signiďŹ cantly larger space, fenced in with a play area that includes a garden, sand, and asphalt for chalk games.â€? See School page 2
The Village of Manotick could get slightly smaller in the next few years, residents heard on Dec. 6 at a meeting to discuss the ongoing Village Plan Review. The City of Ottawa is currently reviewing the ofďŹ cial plans for 24 of its 26 villages. The review is intended to inform the next update to the cityâ€™s ofďŹ cial plan, scheduled for 2013. Held at the Manotick arena, the meeting was the follow-up to a session in the spring, where city staff asked residents for feedback about their desired direction for the village. One of the issues that needs to be addressed when the plan is updated, residents heard, is a number of disparities between the villageâ€™s land use planning documents, and the cityâ€™s. As a result, the village could lose, on paper, a sliver of land between River Road and the Rideau River, stretching between BankďŹ eld and Barnsdale Roads. Thatâ€™s because, while the cityâ€™s ofďŹ cial plan designates it as general rural land within the city, the villageâ€™s plan identiďŹ es it as belonging to Manotick under the City of Nepeanâ€™s ofďŹ cial plan, a document that is no longer relevant. Jeff OstaďŹ chuk, a land use planner with the city, said itâ€™s important to bring the two documents into line, even though shifting the boundary should have little practical impact.
â€œItâ€™s more of a clean-up and housekeeping thing,â€? OstaďŹ chuk said. City staff is proposing to change the boundary Manotickâ€™s village plan instead of the cityâ€™s plan because it is an easier document to amend, he said. At the meeting, some residents decried the move, saying it could interfere with putting in a pathway along that bank of the river. â€œIf you take that out you then lose an absolutely vital linkage,â€? one man said during the presentation. â€œAll that is part of Manotick,â€? he continued. â€œIf you take that out, youâ€™re going to get a lynch mob.â€? Increasing the connectivity of recreational paths within the village was a priority identiďŹ ed in the presentation. OstaďŹ chuk said the local desire for a pathway along this stretch of land has been on the radar of city staff for some time. â€œItâ€™s not necessarily whether itâ€™s in the village or not, itâ€™s whether the designation allows for a pathway, and thatâ€™s something residents should be asking the city,â€? OstaďŹ chuk said. OstaďŹ chuk said if the proposed amendment is made, the land would be designated for general rural use, with the ďŹ‚ood plains and unstable slopes identiďŹ ed where present. That designation may permit the creation of a pathway, he said. See Plan page 2
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An ofﬁcial ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, Dec. 1, with the Scapilllatti’s in attendance. The junior and senior kindergarten students showed their gratitude by singing to the generous donors.
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A plaque was hung to recognize the support of the Greely community in making the structure a reality. “Huge thanks to Marco and Kim Scapillati of Scapillati Flooring for their generous donation, to GESC who faithfully kept this dream alive through their commitment and their fundraising,
and to the Greely Lions Club, City of Ottawa and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board who provided grants,” said Jarvis. Located on Parkway Road in the Village of Greely, the central location of the play structure will make it attractive for all of the children in Greely to come out and play.
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As staff are hoping to prepare all the village plan amendments before taking them to council, it is likely to be two or three years before any changes are be made, he said. The amendment to the village boundaries is one of a number tweaks staff are recommending for the village’s planning documents. Another is to replace the word “family” – as in “single family unit” – with “dwelling.” “It’s illegal for us to have ‘family’ in there,” said Rose Kung, the city planner who led the presentation. “We don’t plan for families, we plan for land use.” Kung summarized other priorities staff identiﬁed after public consultations. These included conditions for pedestrians in the village core, parking, future development on the Watson’s Mill site, truck trafﬁc on Bridge Street, and the extension of Van Vliet Road to ease South Island trafﬁc. She said staff is recommending a study be done on pathway connectivity in the village core. Information collected about the idea of an underground parking lot at Watson’s Mill was passed on to the city’s real estate department, she said. Kung also said an environmental assessment is to be done on the Van Vliet project.
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Rose Kung of the City of Ottawa’s planning and growth management department, speaks to Manotick residents at a Dec. 6 meeting to discuss updates to the village plan. With 26 designated villages in Ottawa, the city is reviewing all village plans that are more than five years old before it updates its official plan in 2013. South Island trafﬁc Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt explained to residents that he continues to work on the South Island trafﬁc situation with city staff. “This project would see South River Drive shifted over, creating a new entrance with a set of lights,” he said. “We have ﬁnalized the main part of the environmental assessment. The costs have been ﬁnalized and we are still
hopeful that the project will be completed by 2012, although nothing is concrete.” City staff is encouraging residents to send them their feedback on the village plan review, and will be collecting them until the end of December. Residents are encouraged to send comments to plan@ ottawa.ca. With ﬁles Cotroneo
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Watson’s Mill lecture series begins fourth season EMC News - The Truth to Bioenergy. That was the topic for the evening as Watson’s Mill presented the fourth season of its successful lecture series. Manotick resident Michael Oelck was guest speaker at the Carriage House, and his discussion sparked much interest and many questions. “This engaging talk provided an excellent overview to the different approaches to bioenergy and the use of biomass,” said Cam Truman, Watson’s Mill education and interpretation ofﬁcer. “Guests left the carriage shed in historic Dickinson Square with a better understanding of the science involved in the production of bioenergy and the current trends of alternative energy sources such as ethanol and biodiesel.” Oelck explained how biomass is essentially organic material and the use of biomass to create sustainable energy is a questionable and sometimes
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Reporter learns first-hand how volunteers keep rural seniors running By Geoff Davies email@example.com
EMC News - â€œSo youâ€™re going out with a couple of old
coots today?â€? Weâ€™re just barely in the driveway, and already John Sadler is living up to his fire-
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Walker in tow, he is grinning as he comes around the corner of the house where he rents a room, about eight clicks south of Manotick. December hits tomorrow, but thereâ€™s still a poppy pinned to the top of the winter hat he wears, earflaps tied up. He also sports a long bright red scarf. From the driverâ€™s side, the other so-called â€œold cootâ€? comes around and puts the walker in the trunk. Bob Dance says hello, raising his voice for the sake of the Second World War veteran and his two hearing aids. Bob is a volunteer driver with the Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS) and has been since 2004. He has driven nearly 15,000 kilometers in that time, each one detailed in his logbook: a tattered green Duotang kept in an old envelope addressed to the bank where he worked for 23 years. Weathered like leather, the envelope is covered in blackink equations, converting each of those kilometers from the miles of his American carâ€™s odometer. This year, he and 71 other volunteers were a saving grace for 300-some seniors living in rural Ottawa, who canâ€™t drive themselves but, like John, want to maintain their independence. â€œI donâ€™t want to live in the city and the only reason I can survive here is because of
volunteer drivers,â€? says John from the front seat, as weâ€™re driving north into the village. Today, heâ€™s off to an optometrist appointment. Groceries, he says, can wait until tomorrow. â€œIf I had to rely on taxis, firstly the cost would be phenomenal, and secondly, we donâ€™t have any.â€? Bob and John have been driving together since July 15, 2007 â€“ a fact checked in Bobâ€™s logbook. Since they live just down the block from each other, the pairing was natural. They keep each other well occupied, driving to regular exercise classes, grocery stores, medical appointments, and once into Ottawa to buy the adult tricycle with which John cruises around the neighbourhood when the weatherâ€™s warmer. Driving north now, into the village, itâ€™s clear from the chatter that even the little things matter. And Johnâ€™s regular exercise class is no little matter â€œWhen youâ€™re over 40 like I am,â€? John grins, â€œif you donâ€™t continue to exercise your joints, muscles, sinews and your bones, youâ€™re just going to shrivel up.â€? From the driver seat, Bob notes that many of the volunteer drivers that keep John and others on-the-go are, like him, retirees themselves. While this gives many the spare time they need to lend a hand,
it also means ROSSS often runs short of volunteers when winter hits, and the snowbirds migrate south. â€œBut they wonâ€™t see you stuck,â€? John chimes in. He even remembers one time when he was picked up by a director, because no volunteers were around. The rewards of the voluteerâ€™s job, says Bob, are many, but they arenâ€™t tangible. The small fee the rider pays barely covers the mileage money the driver gets. But, it occurs to me in the backseat, Bob and John exchange a more important currency: stories. â€œIt is incredible how much know-how there is in any and every community,â€? Bob says, after we hear the tale of Johnâ€™s career working for the railroad, eventually revolutionizing safety standards that were barely there before. (â€œI left school, went down to the railroad office, signed on and one day later I retired,â€? John laughs.) We arrive at the optometristâ€™s office. John puts his arm through mine and, together, we ramble up the ramp, me grumbling about how hard do they have to make it for seniors to get inside. John isnâ€™t phased. The woman ahead of us â€“ also â€œover 40,â€? as John would say â€“ isnâ€™t having any easier of a time, but she and John share a laugh when we finally make it to the door.
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United Way campaign a success for everyone EMC Editorial – Congratulations, United Way Ottawa! Following the close of its official 2011 fundraising campaign on Thursday, Dec. 1, the United Way announced it successfully raised $31,529,000 – money that will be invested into the community, making Ottawa a better place for everyone who calls Canada’s capital home. While this amount is somewhat shy of the campaign’s $33.5 million goal, it is still a noteworthy figure. Throughout the United Way’s storied history, this is still the most money raised during the organization’s annual 10-week campaign period. Echoing comments made by 2011 campaign chair Max Keeping, we applaud the countless United Way volunteers whose enthusiasm and dedication throughout the campaign (and beyond) ensured its triumph. At the same time, however, we can’t forget about the many individuals, businesses and other organizations that contributed to this important cause. Financial donations, along with fundraising initiatives, were ongoing throughout the campaign, making the United Way, all it represents and all of us who support the organization’s efforts very proud.
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Reader suggests new LRT route DEAR EDITOR: The city is still deliberating on where Ottawa’s much-needed new LRT route is going to be. Ottawa’s transit system already serves its citizenry very well between Kanata and Orleans and South Keys, along the existing transitway and Ottawa River Parkway, which only comprises Ottawa North. Ottawa really needs an express transit system between its big ticket tourist landmarks such as Scotiabank Place and the Ottawa International Airport. I propose that this route is feasible by utilizing a strategic combination starting point at Scotiabank Place, down the 417 to Bayshore Shopping Centre, toward West Hunt Club – Hunt Club Roads and/or along the Via Rail train track, stopping by Algonquin College, before continuing on to the airport.
While the area between Kanata, Barrhaven Centre and Hunt Club Road is now sparsely populated, it is only logical that it will only be a brief matter of time before Ottawa South real estate valuably prospers. Thank you for your consideration of this world-class, sustainable and affordable LRT solution. Michael Pastien, Capital Physics, Ottawa PS: While this vision of mine is a totally unsolicited one, and I don’t expect to receive any payment for it, I would certainly be highly thankful of a financial reward or bursary from a combination of areas.
Long-standing tradition According to the organization’s official website, for more than 75 years, United Way Ottawa has brought people and resources together to build a strong, healthy, safe community. Although best known for raising money and distributing the funds to its various member agencies, the site goes on to state the United Way’s true business is engagement — providing ways in which contributors can achieve their aspirations for the community. We’re convinced it is groups such as the United Way that truly give Ottawa such a positive reputation. For every “bad news” story you hear, there is twice as many “good news” stories. This story about the United Way is a perfect example of this. It truly illustrates what a caring community we live in and proves the spirit of giving is alive and strong – and not just because we’re in the midst of the Christmas season. Even greater news is United Way Ottawa may still be able to reach its financial goal before all is said and done. Yes, Dec. 1 did mark the official close of the campaign, but the books will remain open until March 2012 to allow for the completion of various workplace campaigns and other related efforts. Come on Ottawa! Let’s do our part to ensure the United Way continues to do its part!
Roundabout navigation far from rocket science EMC Lifestyle - I was approaching a City of Ottawa roundabout the other day in my car when I became confused as to how to navigate such a unique traffic infrastructure feature. Luckily a radio ad came on just in the nick of time to shed some much-needed light on my predicament. In the city-commissioned ad, a young couple – let’s call them Dick and Jane – find themselves in the same situation as I was, driving toward a roundabout and wondering what to do when they get there. Does Dick subsequently plough through the centre of the roundabout, taking out a school bus full of doe-eyed urchins on their way to a soup kitchen prayer session?
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Saint Joseph. It seems the addition of one of these Einstein-level brainteasers to Orleans was the catalyst for much of the recent confusion. Approaching vehicles yield to those already in the roundabout. There, that’s all you need to know. It’s not rocket surgery, or something like that. Will public service spots improve? While municipalities and governments should try hard for audio excellence, no doubt some ads will be tolerable and many others will be awful in both idea and execution. Still, there’s no harm in brainstorming and trying harder. And to Dick and Jane, shame on you.
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EMC Lifestyle - It was my sister Audrey’s idea. She called a meeting. She had to wait until Mother was making a trip to Briscoe’s General Store and Father was in the barns. It was a Saturday, and as soon as the brothers had come in from doing the chores, Audrey herded us all around the kitchen table and she stood at one end, just as if she was a member of parliament. I had no idea exactly what a member of parliament did, but I was pretty sure he conducted meetings and made everyone sit up and pay attention to what he was saying. Just like my sister Audrey. “I have an idea,” she started in a very serious voice. “When I was in the Five and Dime last week I saw something I thought Mother would love for Christmas.” She paused for effect. “Of course, it cost too much for me to buy it. Alone. That’s when I got this idea. I think, instead of each of us buying her a gift, we should put our money together, and buy her what I saw last week.” “How much?” Emerson, always concerned about his money, asked. “What was it?” Earl wanted to know. Audrey pulled herself up like she was about to make an earth-shattering announcement. “It’s a mouth organ. Now, it isn’t just an ordinary mouth organ. It has two rows of holes instead of one. Mother has never had a mouth organ like that. Now, this one wasn’t cheap. It was 75 cents.” Emerson drew in his breath, Everett let out a low whistle, and Earl said, “holy jeepers.” Not to be left out of the discussion, I asked Audrey where she thought she was going to get 75 cents. “I just ﬁnished telling you!” she yelled. “We’ll pay for it together. Instead of each of us buying something for her, we’ll buy one thing. Something she would really love and would never dream of buying for herself.” I mulled this over in my mind.
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Audrey went on to describe the mouth organ. She said, not only did it have two rows to blow in, it came in a blue velvet box. Well, that was the clincher. The case for the one Mother had now was hanging by a thread, she had to keep an elastic around it to keep it closed. As if it had already been decided on, Audrey ordered us all to go and get our money. She had hers in her apron pocket, mine was tied in the corner of my hanky in my wash stand, and the boys kept theirs on the window sill in their bedroom. She told us to hurry, or Mother would be walking in on the meeting. Audrey ﬁgured if we all chipped in 15 cents that would cover the mouth organ and the ribbon. Emerson wanted to know why we had to have ribbon. Audrey ignored him. All of us counted out our change, and laid 15 cents in front of Audrey. When I looked down at what I had left, I had three big brown pennies, two nickels and two dimes. It had taken me months to accumulate that much. Audrey said she would buy the mouth organ the next time she went into Renfrew, and we would all put our name on the card when she got it wrapped. Which is exactly what happened. We again had to wait until Mother was out of the house so that Audrey could call another meeting. This one was to view the mouth organ. And there it was. Exactly like my sister had described it. Shiny silver, two rows of holes to create the music, and the most beautiful deep blue velvet case to keep it in. Seventyﬁve cents was a princely sum, but we all agreed it was worth every penny! However, that left little
money left for us to buy our other presents. And that’s when Audrey came up with another idea. That Christmas, if we didn’t have enough money, we would simply hand over one of our own treasures in our gift exchange. I wondered if we could ask for something speciﬁc. For instance, could I ask for a pair of Audrey’s new lisle stockings? “Certainly not,” Audrey said. I couldn’t think of one thing I wanted that my brothers owned. And what would I give each of them? Well, Audrey was no problem. She loved a broach Aunt Lizzie had sent me in the hand-me-down box. After racking my brain for days, I ﬁnally decided, since I had three of those big brown pennies, I would wrap up one each for Everett, Emerson and Earl. And I still had enough money left to buy Father a red and white polka-dot handkerchief! Mr. Briscoe had a stack of them near the overalls at the General Store, and they only cost nine cents! When I made my purchase, I had enough money left to buy myself a few slices of bologna which I loved even more than any of the candy displayed on the counter in the big glass jars. I thought of wrapping it up, keeping it until Christmas morning, and putting a card on it that said “To Mary, from Mary”. But of course, once Mr. Briscoe put it in brown paper, tied it with string and handed it to me, I knew it would never see the end of our lane. I was eating it before I settled into the cutter for the ride home. And then it was Christmas morning. Mother loved her new mouth organ, Father immediately put the red hanky in his overall pocket, and Audrey pinned on the broach. But the brothers seemed less than pleased with the big brown pennies. One each. It was then I used one of Mother’s oftensaid comments when there was no money for frivolity, looking them right in the eye I said, “Don’t you know there is a Depression on?”
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EMC News – The chair and the vice-chair of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will be familiar faces around the board table as both the chair, Jennifer McKenzie and the vice-chair, Bronwyn Funiciello were re-elected by their fellow trustees, at the board’s Dec. 6 annual organizational meeting. McKenzie, who represents zone 10 Somerset/ Kitchissippi, has been active and energetic in improving communication, consultation, and cooperation with parents and school councils. She has reached out to ensure the increasingly rich diversity of our community is reﬂected in our school activities. “I am honoured to be reelected as chair of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board,” McKenzie said. “It is an exciting time to be on the board of such a dynamic and forward thinking
organization. We have accomplished a great deal working closely with our talented staff already and have even more exciting plans for the board in the coming year to enhance student achievement, well-being, and leadership.” Funiciello was ﬁrst elected in 2003 and represents zone 6 the Rideau-Rockcliffe/Alta Vista area. She has long been known as an advocate for public education at community, board, and provincial levels. She believes one of her greatest accomplishments has been effectively reconnecting her schools and community with the school board. She promotes the need for a systemwide perspective but understands that each community has unique attributes. Trustee Funiciello supports offering a wide variety of program options, so that all students can reach their potential. “I am very pleased to be reelected as the vice-chair and
I look forward to continuing to work in collaboration with the chair, my fellow trustees, staff, students, and their families,” Funiciello said. “I believe that together we will accomplish much for the students of our District and those students will go on to create a better world for all of us.” The current term for trustees is Dec. 1, 2010 to Nov. 30, 2014. However, the chair and the vice-chair are elected annually. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board of Trustees is made up of 12 trustees elected by zone and two student trustees. The trustees are responsible for overseeing a thriving and progressive educational system, which serves more than 72,000 students in 147 schools and sites. Trustees are empowered under the Education Act to set policy for the operation of all public schools in the Ottawa area.
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United Way campaign sets a new record By Diane Sawchuk
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Chair of the 2011 United Way campaign and CTV Ottawa’s community ambassador Max Keeping (left) receives a celebratory hug from board member Tuan Nguyen at the United Way achievement night held Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Canadian Museum of Nature. year’s campaign include the high-tech community raising more than $2-million, the first sector to hit the $1-million dollar mark in the first five weeks of the campaign; Scotiabank raised more than $310,000 this year through their workplace campaign, corporate gift and charity auction; Belair Direct and JP Morgan Chase employees more than doubled their campaign goals, raising $69,700 and $40,000 respectively; and Turnbull School and Heenan Blakie LLP each had a 100 per cent participation rate from their employees. While the sum was stellar, it fell short of the ambitious $33.5-million target set by
the agency Sept. 22. Keeping, who has volunteered with the agency for more than 20 years, said it wasn’t unusual for the United Way to come up short by the end of the official campaign, pointing out the last time the goal had been reached by touchdown was in 2006. United Way board chair Rick Gibbons reiterated the message of optimism in his address saying, “The campaign will roll forward for another few weeks. We encourage those campaigns that haven’t wrapped up to keep going, maybe we even have a couple out there that are just getting underway. So we sometimes hold ourselves a little bit
amount of money they raise in terms of their overall annual objective is only partly realized in the campaign timeframe. And many, of course, don’t have a campaign timeframe now that ends in December, many of them go on right until the end of the fiscal year.” Allen said with United Way Ottawa’s fiscal year ending in March, there was time enough to meet the objective, especially with more than 300 local workplace campaigns still to be completed. Last year’s target of $33.1 million was not reached until the end of January. “It’s been a great campaign from so many respects but we have work yet to do,” Allen said. “We’re going to very much celebrate tonight the generosity of donors – it is the record for us in terms of our 10 weeks of our campaign –
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EMC News -- $31,529,000. Congratulations, Ottawa – you done good. More funds than ever before were raised by the United Way this year, setting a 10-week campaign record. The announcement was made by 2011 campaign chair and CTV Ottawa’s Community Ambassador Max Keeping at an achievement celebration held at the Canadian Museum of Nature on Thursday, Dec. 1. Supporters rose to their feet in a standing ovation to cheer the results as coloured streamers arced across the stage. “What an amazing 10 weeks this has been. I have had the time of my life and thousands of others have also been on an incredible ride,” Keeping told the gathering, thanking donors for their generosity and his co-chairs, “the thousands of you who put your heart and soul into this year’s campaign. Your dedication and passion for community have inspired thousands of people to donate. “When you see the many faces of Ottawa, the heartbreaking and genuine needs of too many and the astonishing generosity of so many – what an amazing place we call home. What an amazing hometown we have. I love it.” The majority of the funds were raised by the region’s public sector. Last week, the 2011 Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) announced it raised an impressive $23.1 million, more half of United Way Ottawa’s achievement to date. Keeping called the group the most generous workplace donors in the entire nation, telling the crowd GCWCC promised another million-dollar donation before the books were closed. He told the EMC the average donation from a public sector employee last year was $303, attributing this generosity to daily efforts on the part of federal employees to improve the country as well as their keen awareness of the community in which they live. “United Way is the biggest reflector of the city’s generosity. On any given night there’s usually five major fund-raisers and on 20 weekends of the year we donate more than a million dollars to charities. We volunteer more hours on a per capita basis than anywhere else in the country. With Children’s Hospital (CHEO) we give more per capita than 169 others on the continent. The statistical evidence is there,” Keeping said. “I call it a civic culture of compassion. Every city, every community you go into, people are generous and they’re caring, but this city, it just seems to part of the DNA. We do it: we recognize there’s a need and we go out to meet that need. It’s part of our culture. When I look at all the other major metropolitan cities, we’re far and away the most caring.” Other highlights of this
hostage to our own calendar and what we really like is that right into the new year – as we did last year, as we’ve done year after year – we’ve kept the vaults open, we’ve welcomed dollars continually coming in and we know that’s going to happen.” United Way chief executive officer Michael Allen told the EMC while the agency set for its agenda a 10-week campaign, many of its supporters organized longer campaigns or held on-going campaigns that ran throughout the year. “Many, many organizations now want to run their campaigns on their time. So we have to be respectful of that, if it works in their cycles it has to be what works for us and not the other way around,” Allen said. “This is very common for most United Ways now, that the
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Despite the fact many face uncertain employment and tough economic times ahead, United Way donors have mobilized in making an even greater effort to invest in their community, Allen said. “I think (the economy) does impact donors in that their empathy is sensitized. They realize if they’re struggling if they’re having difficulties, people who have other challenges in their lives – more so than they might have – absolutely need more help. And so people tend to be very generous,” he said. Allen said United Way Ottawa is unique in that a higher percentage of donations – 93 per cent – come from individuals rather than corporations as in the case in other cities. “The other part of that is
we’re a very generous community. One in six people donate to their United Way campaign. That’s twice as many as in Toronto, three times as many as Montreal – and it’s one in 42 in Vancouver. So we’re a community that’s extraordinarily generous,” he said, describing Ottawa as “a big city with a small town heart.” Keeping and other community leaders have set the tone that is part of today’s culture in this city, he said, showing by example that people go out and support community engagement and participation in their social and everyday business lives. This has become a characteristic of this market, with the United Way a beneficiary of that mindset. This year’s campaign was marked by very strong support from new businesses, Allen said, with more than 22 new campaigns initiated
by them – the most in the last five years. “We also had very strong commitment at the leadership and major donor level in the federal government, more donors at that higher level of giving. We’d like to think that’s because of the work that we’ve done to transform our business and to allow donors to be more thoughtful and deliberate about the kind of investment they’re making, not just the gifts they’re giving or what kind of results we hope to generate; I think that appealed to federal public servants,” Allen said. The United Way has become more deliberate and focus on where funding is allocated, with the expectation the agency’s funding can drive change. Allen said while charitable giving still has a role to play in supporting people and organizations, more donors are hoping to make
the type of investment in their community that will result in change in the lives of seniors, people with disabilities, new Canadians, children and people facing crisis. Today’s donor is more akin to a philanthropist, he said, endeavoring to improve the lives of others and asking for accountability from the agencies the United Way supports. “Donors increasingly, with have so many choices, so many options and so many needs – and there are legitimate needs – they want to know at least in some part of their giving that they’re making a real investment and a change in the community itself. This is not something the United Way has exclusively championed, this is what donors are asking for. Many donors are asking, ‘what difference is my donation making?’ And so in many respects we are responding to the kind of things donors
Bluesfest, RBC Royal Bank partner to ensure music plays on Special to the EMC
EMC News – North America’s premier music festival, Bluesfest proudly announced its long-term partnership with RBC Royal Bank at a media event Dec. 2. The partnership ensures the music plays on for another five years in the nation’s capital and further strengthens RBC commitment to culture in Ottawa. RBC Royal Bank has always shown a keen interest in
cultural initiatives, supporting numerous organizations and events at a grassroots, national and global level. The new five-year partnership with Bluesfest further enhances their rich calendar of cultural and customer driven initiatives in Ottawa and its surrounding communities. “RBC Royal Bank is proud to partner with North America’s premier music festival because we have two great things in common: we both
continue to evolve to provide our customers with the best possible experience, and we are 100 per-cent committed to Ottawa from both a business and cultural perspective,” said Jeff Boyd, regional president, Ontario north and east, RBC Royal Bank. “This is great news for our customers, for Ottawa and for RBC Royal Bank. We are delighted that RBC Royal Bank and our customers will now be able to benefit from this new
partnership and we look forward to growing and enhancing the festival over the coming years.” “This new partnership will ensure the festival can continue to operate as one of the biggest in North America for many years to come,” said Mark Monahan, executive director of Bluesfest. “RBC Royal Bank’s long-term commitment to Bluesfest now allows Cisco to focus on technology enablement.”
are asking us, and rightly so: what difference is the investment we are making resulting in change? “With so many choices I think that’s the value of United Way’s work, that we can look at the community impartially, we can look at the needs we believe where we can make a difference. Our promise to
donors is that we will invest their dollars where they’re needed most, where they will make the greatest difference. And that’s what we have to deliver on.” United Way continues to accept donations through its web site at www.unitedwayottawa.ca or by phone at 613-228-6767. 250922_1110
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CARLA A138246 This unaltered female, white Dwarf and Himalayan rabbit is about seven months old. She was brought to the shelter as a stray on November 19 and is now available for adoption. Her red eyes stand out against her pure white fur coat, and she’s looking for a home where she can be social with her owners and have plenty of exercise and healthy food. Rabbits love human companionship, and that’s all Carla wants for Christmas!
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and may swallow them, which can lead to serious injury-and expensive surgery! Ornaments hung on lower tree limbs should not be breakable. Also, keep your tree free of decorations made of food! 4. Barricade the water trough around the tree to prevent your pet from drinking the water, which may be dirty and contain pine needles, which are indigestible. 5. Be careful with Christmas lights! Secure electrical cords and conceal outlets. Pets may chew on cords; and keep pets away from open flames. 6. Some Christmas plants are toxic to pets. Keep your pets away from mistletoe, holly, poinsettias and amaryllis. If ingested, they may cause vomiting, diarrhea and/ or other problems. If your pet has ingested something you’re unsure about, call your veterinarian! The carefully purchased and lovingly wrapped gifts 7. After gifts have been unwrapped, discard or store wrapping paper and ribbons,
Please note: The Ottawa Humane Society has many other companion animals available for adoption. Featured animals are adopted quickly! To learn more about adopting an animal from the Ottawa Humane Society please contact us: Website: www.ottawahumane.ca Email: Adoptions@ottawahumane.ca Telephone: (613) 725-3166 x258 Manotick EMC - Thursday, December 15, 2011
which could be dangerous play toys for pets. 8. You’re not the only one looking under the tree with curiosity. If you don’’t know what’s in a package, don’t leave it under the tree! You may find out the hard way that Aunt Jane got you a delicious box of Belgian truffles. Chocolate is toxic for cats and dogs. The sumptuous holiday fare 9. Table scraps and left-overs aren’t just too rich for your pets: bones in the meat could lead to serious complications or death. 10. Ensure that edibles in Christmas stockings or on the tree are unreachable by your pet and away from dangerous places, such as the fireplace. The winter wonderland 11. Always ensure that your pet is wearing adequate identification. With more frequent comings-and-goings, it’s easy for your pet to slip out of the house unnoticed. 12. On colder days, limit your pet’s exposure to the out-of-doors to short time periods.
Prairie My name is Prairie and I am a golden Standard Poodle and I am named after the golden waves of wheat across the Canadian prairies and I love to run free in open fields. I have a little brother named Panda and he is my best friend. We do everything together. Here is a picture of me doing my best impression of the dog in my favourite movie, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Happy Holidays everybody! Do you think your pet is cute enough to be “THE PET OF THE WEEK”? Submit a picture and short biography of your pet to find out! Simply email to: firstname.lastname@example.org attention “Pet of the Week”
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The holidays present many hazards for pets. The same things that make Christmas special may cause problems for your animals. Here are the OHS’s tips to help keep your companion animals safe, healthy and happy during the holidays: The busy social season 1. Holidays are a busy time for visiting and being visited – you may be away for extended periods or have a house full of guests. If you’re away, have someone check in on your pet or board your pet. Note that your pet’s vaccinations will have to be upto-date to be accepted at a boarding facility. 2. If you’re entertaining, you may wish to keep your pets in a quiet room away from the noise and activity. If they’re mingling among the guests, make sure you’re monitoring them so that they don’t share your guests’ holiday finger foods! The glittering Christmas decorations 3. Christmas ornaments should be “petfriendly.” Avoid using tinsel on trees! Curious animals are attracted by the shiny strings
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westminster presbyterian church
Service Time: Sundays at 10:30 AM
We are a small church in the city of Ottawa with a big heart for God and for people. newhopeottawa.co
Celebrating 14 years in this area!
613.247.8676 (Do not mail the school please)
The West Ottawa Church of Christ
429 Parkdale at Gladstone Ministers Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey Barbara Faught - Pastoral Care Melodee Lovering - Youth and Children Worship Service - 10:30 am 613-728-8656 Sunday School for all ages email@example.com www.parkdaleunitedchurch.ca Nursery Available
Sunday Services: Bible Study at 10:00 AM - Worship Service at 11:00 AM
Our area houses of worship invite you to rejoice this Christmas season with praise, reflection, song and Come prayer. Their doors are always open, so please join them in celebrating the true meaning of the season.
470 Roosevelt Ave. Westboro www.mywestminster.ca
Parkdale United Church
meets every Sunday at The Old Forge Community Resource Centre 2730 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2B 7J1
A warm welcome awaits you For Information Call 613-224-8507
Minister - Rev. William Ball Organist - Alan Thomas Nusery & Sunday School, Loop audio, Wheelchair access
Worship 10:30 Sundays
Location: St. Thomas More Catholic School, 1620 Blohm Drive
Come & worship with us Sundays at 10:00am Fellowship & Sunday School after the service
“Celebrating Our 50th Year”
Anglican Church of Canada
43 Meadowlands Dr. W. Ottawa
Sundays 17th through 10am Choral EucharistDecember with Sunday School & Nursery
23rd: Come together at pm Contemplative A n g l i c a n C h u rVespers ch of Canada 3:30pm Contemplative5:30 Eucharist
Watch & Pray Ministry
December 24th:at Worship services 613-235-3416 760 Somerset WestCome together Sundays Sundays n g l i c a n C h u r c h o f C a n a d a at 10:30 a.m. Family Christmas Service 4 Apm 10am Choral Eucharist with Sunday School & Nursery Gloucester South Seniors Centre Carol Singing 9:30 pm www.stlukesottawa.ca 4550 Bank Street (at Leitrim Rd.) (613) 277-8621 Come for an encouraging Word! Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist 10 pm 3:30pm Contemplative Eucharist 380166-1208 Sundays
KNOX UNITED CHURCH Welcomes You Ministry: Rev. Andrew Jensen, BA, MDiv 25 Gibbard Ave., Ottawa, Ont. K2G 3T9 Near Knoxdale & Greenbank (613) 829-2266 www.magma.ca/~knox Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. (Nursery Available) Tuesday Craft Group: 9:00 a.m. Youth Group: every second Sunday evening
Join us Sundays at 10:30
7275 Parkway Rd. Greely, ON 613-821-1056
10 Chesterton Drive, Ottawa (Meadowlands and Chesterton) Tel: 613-225-6648 parkwoodchurch.ca
Sunday Services at 9 or 11 AM
Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School
December 18th: Song of Angels
Heb. 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever
Tel: (613) 276-5481; (613) 440-5481 202 – 100 Malvern Drive Nepean, Sunday Service 10.30am – 12.30pm Bible study / Night Vigil: Friday 10.00pm – 1.00am Website: heavensgateottawa.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
934 Hamlet Road (near St Laurent & Smyth) 613 733 0102 – email@example.com
Heaven’s Gate Chapel 1201.370147
Sunday Services - Holy Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am 10:30 am - Play Area for Under 5 Christmas Eve at 7:00pm - Holy Eucharist Christmas Day at 10:00am - Holy Eucharist
Bethany United Church
December 18th Christmas Pageant: 11:00 am One service only
Merivale United Church 1876 Merivale Road 613-225-0248 Minister. Rev. Sandra Yule
6 Epworth Avenue, Nepean (613) 224-1021 www.cityviewunited.org Ministers: Rev. Neil Wallace Margie Ann MacDonald
Christmas Eve Service is at 6pm on Saturday Dec.24th NO Services on Sunday December 25th
Choir Candlelight Service Dec 18th – 7:00 pm
New Year’s Mass Schedule: Sat. Dec 31st 5:00 pm Sun. Jan 1st 9:00 & 11:00 am
City View United Church
There is a Service at Fallowfield United Church at 0930 on Sunday December 25th 119 Steeple Hill Road, Nepean, Ont.
Christmas Eve – Dec. 24th - 7:00pm Christmas Day - Dec. 25th - 10:30am
Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday (with Children’s Liturgy): 9:00 & 11:00 am Weekdays: Wed. – Fri. 9:00 am
Christmas Mass Schedule: Sat. Dec 24th 7:30 & 10:00 pm Sun. Dec 25th 9:00 & 11 am
December 25th Christmas Day: No Service
715 Roosevelt Ave. (2 blocks north of Carling and Cole) Pastor: Rev. Marek Sabol (613) 722- 0802 Visit: http://www.oursaviourottawa.com
Our Lady Of The Visitation Parish
Join us for Worship & Fellowship Sundays: 9:30 am Traditional with Choir 11:00 am Band, Sunday School
December 24th Christmas Eve Services: 6:00 pm Contemporary Service 8:00 pm Candlelight Communion
Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
5338 Bank Street (between Rideau and Mitch Owens) 613-822-2197 • www.olvis.ca
3150 Ramsayville Road
2784 Cedarview Road | 613-825-5393 | www.cedarview.ca
Our Saviour Lutheran Church
The Redeemed Christian Church of God
St Aidan’s Anglican Church
Building an authentic, relational, diverse church.
Pleasant Park Baptist
205 Greenbank Road, Ottawa www.woodvale.on.ca (613) 829-2362 Child care provided. Please call or visit us on-line.
Advent Series: The Songs of Christmas Minister: James T. Hurd Everyone Welcome
Real God. Real People. Real Church.
Dec. 4 White Gift Sunday 10:00 am Dec. 4 Family Christmas Gathering and Carol Sing 4:00 pm-7:00 pm Dec. 11 Children’s Musical: You Can’t Cancel Christmas 10:00 am Dec. 18 Lessons and Carols 9:30 am and 11:00 am Dec. 24 Christmas Pageant 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service 10:00 pm Dec. 25 Informal Church Service 10:00 am
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
760 Somerset West
ALL WELCOME Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Salvation Army Community Church Meeting at St. Andrew School 201 Crestway Dr. 613-440-7555 Barrhaven www.sawoodroffe.org
Christmas Eve services - 6:30, 8:30, 10:30 pm
Invites you to celebrate Christ’s coming with Rev. Dean Noakes Sunday service is at 11am 414 Pleasant Park Road 613 733-4886 pleasantparkbaptist.org
Dec. 18, 4:00 pm - Christmas Concert Featuring Chancel Choir, Dance, Bell Choir and Northwinds Brass
December 25th 613-235-3416 760 Somerset West3:30pm Choral Contemplative Eucharist Eucharist 10 am 2203 Alta Vista Drive “All are welcome without exception” Sunday Worship – 9:30 and 11:15
Sunday Services Worship Service10:30am Sundays Prayer Circle Tuesday at 11:30 10:30 a.m. Rev. James Murray 355 Cooper Street at O’Connor 613-235-5143 www.dc-church.org
10am Choral Eucharist with Sunday School & Nursery
Rideau Park United Church
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
Adult Worship and Sunday School Every Sunday at 11:00 am
Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin 1244, place Kilborn Ottawa, Ontario 613.733.0513
Le 24 décembre - Samedi 16H30, 19H et 22H Le 25 décembre - Dimanche 11H30
Now open for rentals: www.avisitationbanquetcentre.com 613-822-1777
Unité Pastorale Paul VI Horaire des messes de Noël - 2011
825 avenue Canterbury Ottawa, Ontario 613.731.3772 www.sainte-genevieve.ca
Le 24 décembre - Samedi 17H, 20H et 22H Le 25 décembre - Dimanche 11H
Nativité de NotreSeigneur-Jésus-Chirst 355 rue Acton Ottawa, Ontario 613.521.5347 firstname.lastname@example.org
Le 24 décembre - Samedi 17H Le 25 décembre - Dimanche 10H15 1215.379609
KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 5533 Dickinson St., Manotick, Ontario “A friendly church with a warm welcome”
Pastor: Rev. Kelly Graham Knox church office: 613-692-4228
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 email@example.com www.sttimsottawa.com
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Sunday Service 10:00 am
Dec. 18th Advent IV: Positive Dreaming 7:00pm The Christmas Story: An Evening of Christmas Readings and Songs Nursery and Church School provided Website: www.knoxmanotick.ca
St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church 0210.352766
St. George’s Catholic Church
415 Piccadilly Ave. (near Island Park) 613-728-0201 www.saintgeorges.ca
3191 Riverside Dr. (at Walkley) Sunday Worship & Sunday School at 11:00 a.m.
www.magma.ca/~ruc (613) 733-7735 Refreshments/Fellowship following the service. 1201.370144
Worship every Sunday at 10am- Sunday School and Nursery – All Welcome! Refreshments after church every Sunday. Plenty of free parking. Join us in December for the Advent Season Special Services Dec 18 Children’s Community Christmas Pageant 10am Dec 24 Christmas Eve Family Service at 6:30pm Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols - Service at 8:00pm Dec 25 Christmas Day Service 10am 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa (Behind the ROH/across from the Westgate Mall) Phone 613-722-7254 email Kitchissippi@bellnet.ca www.kitchissippiuc.com
Ford 4000 with loader $6750.00; Case IH 4230 fwd cab loader $17500.00. 613-223-6026.
3768 Hwy 43 W, Smiths Falls. New Mattress Sale. Ontario made. Factory Direct. No HST until Christmas. Single starting at $150/set, Doubles starting $189/set, Queen sets from $299. Open 10 am-5 pm daily until Christmas! 10 Models in stock including Firm, Pocketcoil & Pillowtop. We also sell Used Furniture & Appliances. (613)284-8281 www.usedbedsale.homestead.com/index.html
Ready made or made to order
PRODUCTS & GIFTWARE
Smyths Apple Orchards 5 km west of Williamsburg 11652 County Road 18 Dundela K0E 1K0 Open Daily Until April
www.smythsapples.com (Updates & Specials) 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.
Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549.
HELP WANTED Administrative Assistant. Enjoy helping people? Organized and a quick learner? Consider technology a tool for communicating with others and working more effectively and enjoyably? Thrive in a fast-paced yet supportive team environment? Visit nefflawoffice.com/contact_careers .html Professional Caregivers (Foster Parents) and Child/Youth Workers Wanted. Connor Homes in now hiring in your area. Please visit our website www.connorhomes.com and check out the career section. Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org Straight Commission Sales Representative. Established Solar Energy Developer looking for an individual who is self-starter. You will be responsible for identifying decision makers in the purchase or lease of roof or ground mounted solar arrays. Cold calling skills with some technical knowledge will be an asset. Flexible schedule. Interested candidates can send resume to: email@example.com
Riverside United Church
Executive country log home off Hwy. 15, 7 miles SW of Smiths Falls. Tall pines, privacy, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, car port. Available now. $1,300/month plus utilities. (613)387-1075.
ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA 70 James St. (corner of Kent St.) Ottawa 613-232-6992 – www.stbarnabasottawa.com
Service Christmas Eve at 7:00 pm We invite you to join us!
Apostle & Martry THE ANGLO-CATHOLIC PARISH IN THE HEART OF OTTAWA
601 Longfields Drive, in Barrhaven.
industrial & russel 726 Industrial Avenue Ottawa, ON. K1G 0Y9 Sunday @ 10:30am Wednesday @ 7:00pm
bayshore & Carling 50 Bayshore Drive (Bayshore Catholic School) Ottawa, ON. K2B 6M8 Sunday @ 10:30am
st Joseph & Place D’Orleans 255 Centrum Boulevard (City of Ottawa Bldg) Ottawa, ON. K1E 3W3 Sunday @ 11am
Elgin & Lewis 320 Jack Purcell Lane
Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25th: 10:30 am Mass - Choir & Procession to Creche Feast of Mary, Mother of God 267266/0327 Saturday, Dec. 31st: 5 pm Mass - Cantor Sunday, January 1st: 8:30 am Mass - Cantor / 10:30 am. Mass - Choir
Christmas Eve: 10:00pm Procession and Solemn High Mass Missa Brevis No. 4 in E major (“Cordenatus”) Willan Hodie Christus natus est Willan In dulci jubilo Anon. Christmas Day: 10:30am Solemn High Mass Missa de angelis Plainsong Hodie Christus natus et Plainsong In dulci jubilo - Anon
Military Chapel Sunday Services at Uplands! Come Join Us!
(Located at Breadner at DeNiverville) 1117.369775
(Jack Purcell Community Centre)
Ottawa, ON. K2P 2J5 Sunday @ 11am
Call 613-656-3800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Need a helping hand? Our dedicated and mature caregivers (50 years+), thoroughly screened and insured, provide light housekeeping, companion care, dementia care, respite care, child care, shopping, transportation, handy work and other services. Call Seniors on Site at 613-422-7676 or visit www.sosonsite.com
Boxer puppies for sale, males and females. First shots. Ready to go. $450 each. (613)359-5975. Ted or Freida Lake.
Water, water, water. Trees are thirsty
REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Ford Focus 2004 5 speed every option 103000 km. Only $4250.00. 613-223-6026.
WANTED Wanted- Wood Bar for rec room (not black leather). Call (613)267-4463 after 5:00.
Johnston Brothers Tree Farm
Real Christmas Trees
Live Out Nanny. The Granny Nanny offers intuitive, highly experienced loving care, 3-5 days weekly starting January. www.thegrannynanny.vpweb.ca (819)271- 6746.
Sell Your House “As Is”, For a Fair Price, On The Date Of Your Choice www.WeBuy OttawaHouses.com 24 hr message (613)482-6556 X104.
Place your Church Services Ad Here for Only $10/week Call Sharon 613-688-1483
Protestant Worship with Sunday School 09:30 Roman Catholic Mass with Children’s Liturgy 11:00
CHURCH OF ST. BARNABAS A & M
Christmas 3780 Fallowfield Unit 6,am. Ottawa Ont. K2J1A1 Weekday Masses Rd. - 9:00 • Saturday Mass - 5:00 pm. Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24th: 5pm Mass - Children’s Pageant 613-823-8118 Sunday Masses - 8:30 am. & 10:30 am. 5pm Overflow Mass downstairs 7:30 pm Mass - Choir We worship at 10:00 am at the Other Liturgies for Lent: www.saintgeorges.ca 12 am Midnight Mass - Procession to Creche Pierre Elliot Trudeau school,
Our area houses of worship invite you to rejoice this Christmas season with praise, reflection, song and prayer. Their doors are always open, so please join them in celebrating the true meaning of the season.
Hyland Seeds- Corn, soyabeans, forage seed, white beans and cereals. Overseeding available. Phone Greg Knops, (613)658-3358, (613)340-1045, cell.
415 Piccadilly Ave. (near Island Park)
Kitchissippi United Church
THOMAS - In loving memory of Milford (Red) Thomas, June 6, 1938 - December 4, 2001. Though his smile is gone forever And his hand we cannot touch, Still we had so many memories, Of the one we loved so much. His memory is our keepsake, With which we’ll never part; God has him in our keeping We have him in our heart. Lovingly remembered by his Wife, Gail Burgess Siblings, Gilbert, Daryl and Carter Children, Kathy, Marilyn, Wendy and Rhonda And his grandchildren
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Defenceman Jared Cowen has quickly made an impact on the Ottawa Senators blue line during his first National Hockey League season (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images).
always passed the place where he was born in Floral. Itâ€™s not a town anymore, but thatâ€™s what I always thought about when we drove by that certain area, that it was where Gordie Howe grew up. We also have a statue of him in the city. Thatâ€™s all I really knew about him when I was growing up, that sort of stuff. Q: Your home province is famous for its curling heritage. Have you ever tried the sport? A: Oh, yeah. We do that in
school. I think itâ€™s way more popular in Saskatchewan than any other place in the world. Where Iâ€™m from, we always had a good team. I like it. Itâ€™s a super hard sport to play. People donâ€™t really realize how hard it is. Q: What was it like playing junior hockey in Spokane, Wash.? A: I didnâ€™t know it at the time, but it was awesome to get away from Canada and Saskatchewan, and then go
BUFFALO SABRES Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., TSN Though theyâ€™ve struggled a bit recently, the Sabres remain a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Captain Jason Pominville is also an offensive leader for a Buffalo attack that features Thomas Vanek, a top-end sniper, veteran Derek Roy and Luke Adam, one of the NHLâ€™s top rookie talents. Off-season acquisitions Christian Ehrhoff and
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FLORIDA PANTHERS Thursday, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet Sens No team underwent as massive an off-season overhaul as the Panthers but the changes are already bearing fruit, as Florida has rocketed to the top of the Southeast Division. Look no further than the scoring charts to see the difference the moves have made in the new-look Panthers, with Tomas Fleischmann and Kris Versteeg both injecting an extra jolt into the teamâ€™s forward
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down to Spokane and live in a different country with a different family. It was a great city to play junior hockey. Q: What was your best junior hockey memory, winning the Memorial Cup or playing in the world juniors? A: World juniors are so much fun and itâ€™s such a prestigious thing, but I also liked the Memorial Cup because we won it. I was 16 and it was my first year of junior, so that was unbelievable. Itâ€™s also way harder to win because you have to go through four rounds (of WHL playoffs) just to make it to the tournament. Q: What was most memorable about your first NHL goal? A: Iâ€™ll always remember the immediate feeling you get, the rush, after it first happens and seeing the look on all the guysâ€™ faces when they realized what just happened. I think thatâ€™s the best part. Q: If youâ€™re cooking dinner, whatâ€™s on the menu? A: I like to barbecue a lot. Usually itâ€™s some sort of steak, or chicken with sweet potatoes cut up. Q: Your favourite music? A: Iâ€™ve never had one
favourite band. Iâ€™m a bandwagon jumper, you could say. But I like hip-hop, I like rap. Iâ€™m into reggae a little bit now, too. Different moods for
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UPCOMING SENATORS GAMES Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators: Friday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Buffalo Sabres at Ottawa Senators: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. (TSN) Florida Panthers at Ottawa Senators: Thursday, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet Sens)
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EMC News – The phone is ringing off the hook at the Caring and Sharing Exchange, home of the Christmas Exchange Program. The number of people asking for food assistance or toy assistance (or both) in Ottawa is higher today than it was on the same day a year ago. In order to provide the minimum of help to each and every person already registered – among them thousands of children – the Exchange needs to raise another $350,000 in donations. But the Christmas Exchange and its 300 partnering agencies expect the number to keep rising until the very last moment on Christmas Eve. On the ﬁrst week of December the charity must decide on an amount for the
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CHRISTMAS STORE HOURS:
From December 5 to December 23 9 to 9 Monday to Friday 9 to 6 Saturday 9 to 5 Saturday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec.31 Closed Sundays, Dec. 25 and 26, and Jan. 1
Prices valid until Dec. 31, 2011.
That you can’t find just anywhere! Tin Christmas Ornaments
These traditional ornaments are made for us in a small Canadian tin shop. Each set is made of tinned iron that will last for decades, and comes in a reusable container. We offer a collection of 24 colored tinsel – six each of red, blue, green and gold. Each 6Й piece hangs by a string that lets it twist and turn in the moving air, making it twinkle as it reflects light. Our Victorian-style tinsel and stars are durable and attractive. The tinsel comes in a pack of 50 pieces, each 51/2Й long. The stars come in a pack of 20 pieces complete with wire hangers. 45K15.36 Colored Tin Tinsel, set of 24 $17.50 45K15.35 Tin Tinsel, set of 50 $14.50 45K15.37 Tin Stars, set of 20 $14.50
Brass Stocking Hangers
Tin stars Tin tinsel
Colored tin tinsel
These hand-polished, solid brass stocking hangers hold fully loaded stockings without damaging your mantel. Four styles are available: angel, Christmas tree, Santa, or snowman. We also offer them as a set of four (one of each). Built to last for generations. 45K15.41 Angel Stocking Hanger $16.50 45K15.42 Tree Stocking Hanger $16.50 45K15.43 Santa Stocking Hanger $16.50 45K15.44 Snowman Stocking Hanger $16.50 45K15.40 Set of 4 Hangers $52.50
Christmas Tree Bag
This reusable bag makes Christmas tree removal easier. Simply place it over the top of the tree and pull down, close the side zipper, pull the drawstring tight at the bottom, and the tree is completely enclosed for removal. Suitable for trees 8И or less. 45K15.72 Tree Bag $18.50
Gingerbread House Mold
This 13ЙК7Й cast-iron mold makes two styles of edible houses: a log cabin or a Victorian house. Comes with instructions for using gingerbread or chocolate and a recipe for the gingerbread and icing. Finished house is approximately 5Й high by 5Й long by 4Й wide. KC303 Gingerbread Mold $34.50
These durable Turkish-made containers with integral handles are heavy-gauge galvanized steel, plated with a brushed, antique copper finish. Well suited for decorative display or for use as ice buckets. Offered as a set of three. WS216 Copper-Plated Pots, set of 3 $39.50 10Й×81/2Й
With this non-stick, FDA-compliant silicone mold, anyone can easily create a dozen chocolate delights with highly defined detail. It is oven and microwave safe to 446°F/230°C and freezer safe to -76°F/-60°C. The entire set of molds holds a total of about 31/2 oz (98 grams) of chocolate. Also ideal for preparing hard candy, lemon ice, spiced butter, and other sweet or savory treats. Confections pop out neatly. Made in Italy. 45K22.26 Chocolate Mold, ea. $9.50
Designed in Norway, this is a polypropylene mold for freezing water to make a candle lantern. One mold can be used hundreds of times. Mold is 8Й high by 6Й across the bottom and 7Й across the top. 1+ 2+ 45K42.01 Ice Lantern $14.50 $12.90
Gift cards available at our store and online. 900 Morrison Drive (Off Greenbank Rd. just south of Hwy 417) 24
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