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News - Sylvia Kindl is set to take the stage at the Nepean Centre for the Creative Arts on Jan. 31. Her show, entitled 2 Women in a 1 Woman Show, is about her transformation from the mild-mannered, diplomat to her brash, confident and sassy alter ego Lina Vilskid. Kindl developed her second persona when she moved from Montreal to Ottawa in 2007. The move was more of a culture shock then she was prepared for and she turned to the stage to conquer her fears.

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“I started doing stand up when I came to Ottawa to survive the culture shock and Lina kind of grew out of that,” Kindl said. Kindl likens her alter ego to the Jung theory of the dark shadow or counterpart to our more socialized self. “It’s a vital part of ourselves that shouldn’t be repressed,” she said. While Lina takes over and helps Kindl to

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News - Noise, public drunkenness, drug use and parking were some of the issues raised by Ryan Farm and Cityview residents during a meeting at Algonquin College on Dec. 4. The meeting was intended to be an information session about the college’s growth projects over the next three years, but quick-

ly devolved into a litany of complaints about the behavior of the school’s clientele. One man, who lives near the college’s soccer pitch, said he woke up to one young man dancing around in a kilt on his lawn at 3 a.m. “I turned the light on and that seemed to get rid of the kids,” he said. Doug Wotherspoon, who heads up the college’s advancement department, said he wasn’t aware student conduct was that large

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MacDonald. “Around the world, they are realizing we need colleges just like Algonquin,� MacDonald said, alluding to the shortage of skilled trades workers. The larger student body means the college will require 10,800 square metres of extra space. That will mean an overhaul of the college’s “B� building – which faces Woodroffe Avenue with a link to college’s new centre for construction excellence. It will also mean

a new tower for nearby “A� building and an expansion of the current varsity gym, said Phil Rouble, director of planning, facilities and sustainability for Algonquin. The concepts for the expansions will be outlined in 2014, with construction sometime in 2017 – subject to funding and approval from the college’s board of governors. The college mandates that all of the programs have at least 20 per cent of the course material be online to reduce the demand for new brick-andmortar classroom space.

But area residents wanted some assurance from the college that it would control the growing student population. “We are hearing a lot about what you are going to do for your students, but what are you going to do to make sure our community stays familyoriented?� Joanne Batchelor asked Wotherspoon. Batchelor also cited landlords turning single-family homes into rooming houses for students as a problem in the community. It’s a problem College Coun. Rick Chiarelli is trying to deal

with through a bylaw that would enforce a one-tenantper room rule to all properties in the residential area around the college and a demerit-point system for nuisance and property standard complaints. Rooming houses around the college are only allowed on Woodroffe Avenue, Meadowlands Drive and Baseline Road, but homeowners on some residential streets have taken to modifying their homes and renting out as many as ďŹ ve rooms, Chiarelli said. “Part of what we are doing is looking to enforce the law

that’s already in place,� he said. Among the suggestions from residents during the meeting at the college were: increased shrubbery on the east side of the campus to separate the campus from the abutting neighbourhoods and a fence to keep the students from cutting through the residential streets. Dean Pallen, who is part of an initiative to work out issues surrounding student housing in the neighbourhoods near the University of Ottawa, came to connect to start a conversation about a city-wide plan.

“The things I am hearing tonight are the same things I hear in South Keys, Greenboro and Old Ottawa East,� Pallen said. David Corson, who used to head the college’s student association, said he thinks the proposal has more to do with concerns at other education institutions than actual problems at Algonquin. Corson said the students’ association worked with the college to clean up the local park. “I know the current student council is just as interested in working with residents,� he said.

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News - Ted Hurley, a trustee that represents Kanata, was chosen as chairman of the Ottawa Catholic School Board during the annual general meeting on Dec. 3. Hurley has represented the area for ďŹ ve years and moves up the ladder from his previous position as vice-chairman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will work with the trustees and administration to ensure that our schools remain

places where kind words, helpful actions and a prayerful environment help students to achieve success,â&#x20AC;? Hurley wrote in a press release. Alison Baizana, who represents the area that corresponds with the municipal wards of Barrhaven and GloucesterSouth Nepean, was chosen as vice-chairwoman. Baizana was elected in 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be an honour and a privilege to work with Mr. Hurley, the trustees and the

administration of the board to continue on our mission of Catholic Education,â&#x20AC;? Baizana said. The Catholic board passed a budget of $441 million for the 2013-2014 year in June and has dealt with declining enrollment by opening up admission requirements for their schools. For the capital portion of the budget, $15.3 million was allocated for projects such as: expanding French in small schools, continued implementation of full day kindergarten

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News - Closing underused city service centres would save a lot of money, but councillors said that option is unacceptable. West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry said centres that provide city services are an important issue for councillors – especially those who represent rural areas. “They are also places where city staff can work remotely,” he added. The city needs to consider the intangible benefits of providing easy access to the centres because it encourages people to follow the rules and obtain necessary permits for things like fires, El-Chantiry said. The city employs the equivalent of 40 fulltime employees to staff the centres with a budget of $3.2 million. Axing 13 of those employees and closing the centres they work at could save the city $824,000 a year, auditor general Alain Lalonde’s 2012 report found. “This is because the resources are not being fully utilized,” said Ray Kostuch, the deputy auditor general. But city manager Kent Kirkpatrick said city management has no intent of closing centres at this point. The rural centres – especially Kinburn – would be first on the chopping block. They already operate on limited hours – usually only once a week. It’s fairly common for rural residents to use service centres in the urban area, where they

work, Kostuch said. Donna Gray, manager of Service Ottawa, reiterated that she is not looking at closing rural service centres. The centres provide essential tax and other city services “for our residents who don’t have internet access and people who don’t have access in other ways,” she said. Rather, Kirkpatrick said the city will look at how the staff time and service capacity at the centres could bet better used. The city will also be looking at ensuring the service centres are located where they provide the most convenience and have the best chance of being used by residents. Twenty-three per cent of transactions performed at the centres are payments of water and tax bills, which could be automated instead of requiring staff to process the payments, Kostuch said. The city is in the process of putting more services online as part of the Service Ottawa initiative.

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News - The city launched a onestop guide to seniors’ services during an information session at the Nepean Sportsplex on Dec. 5. It was the fourth information session on services for older adults hosted by the city in 2013, said chair of the city’s community and protective services committee Coun. Mark Taylor. “There’s an aging population in Ottawa, so there’s a never ending stream of folks becoming seniors,” he said. “It’s easier for us to bring the information out to the community.” The guide for seniors, which is entitled Guide to Services and Programs for Older Adults, is a listing of city services of interest to older adults. It’s available in print or online editions. Taylor said the print edition was going to be made available at the city’s recreation centres and other public facilities with a high senior demographic. “I think people know about the JENNIFER MCINTOSH/METROLAND Coun. Tim Tierney, left, Mayor Jim Watson, Coun. Keith Egli and city’s different departments, but it Coun. Mark Taylor are pictured with Sandra Garnett at the meet your city helps to see what they offer,” Taylor said, adding public works has a services event held at the Nepean Sportsplex on Dec. 5. snow clearing program that’s especially important now that the cold weather is here. Coun. Tim Tierney, who heads the city’s IT subcommittee, outlined

the city’s Join Ottawa online search tool that will allow residents to sign up for a range of city services offered by the library, public health, parks and recreation and the cultural services department. The volunteer portal, available at ottawa.ca/volunteer will allow residents to search and apply for all the volunteer opportunities and do training online. The last of the three enhancements will be the older adult portal – which will house the guide for seniors’ services. “These three enhancements are about improving access,” Tierney said. Mayor Jim Watson said the idea for a guide was one of the things that came out of the seniors’ summit held a little more than a year ago. He added it’s important to for the city to gear its services to an aging population. “When I was mayor in the ’90s, I would go to two or three 100thbirthday celebrations a year,” he said. “This year I went to 37, 100th birthday celebrations.” He said the city now offers accessible buses, and is working to create a seniors’ drop-in centre at the Walter Baker Sports Centre in Barrhaven. “We have done a lot, but we can continue to do more,” he said.


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News - Hours after scam artists tried to take her for $1,900, Ginette was still shaken up. On the morning of Dec. 4, the Orléans woman received a phone call from a woman who said she was Ginette’s adult daughter. The female caller said she was disoriented following a car accident and was now in a courtroom. The woman also started crying before the phone was handed off to a man who claimed to be a lawyer. The “lawyer” then told Ginette, who is in her 60s, a fictional story about her daughter. “He said she was drinking and driving and was in a bad accident in Laval, Que. and had spent the night in jail” Ginette said. “I was so emotional I didn’t catch onto what was going on.” The man named a store in Orléans where Ginette could wire $1,900 to him so her daughter could be released. “It sounded so real,” Ginette said, her voice breaking as she recalled how the phone call affected her. “It frightened me half to death.”

While the man was still on the phone, Ginette quickly sent a text message to her daughter on her cellphone and asked her to call her in Orléans. By the time they connected on the telephone and Ginette realized there was no emergency, the male caller had hung up the phone. No money was transferred in this case but Ginette wants other people to be aware of the scam. She also reported the call to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Metroland Media is withholding Ginette’s last name so she is not identifiable.

a call and believe a young member of their family is in trouble. He added that the caller may ask the grandparent not to tell their “parents” because they don’t want to get in trouble. That may deter the grandparent from checking to see if the call is legitimate. Williams suggests families discuss what to do in emergencies so they have a plan. He said one person can act as the keeper of contact information for the extended family and be the first point of contact when real problems arise. Family members can then call them to confirm if the unexpected caller is being truthful. He also encouraged anyone who receives a call to report it to the anti-fraud centre and their local police, whether or not they’ve lost money. Information the centre and police receive about the changing false stories and false names callers use can help. “At the very least it makes the bad guys do more work,” Williams said of the details they receive about the scam calls.

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ntensification is still the buzz word for development in Ottawa, so we should all get used to it. The city recently approved a swath of plans that will guide the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth and development over the next two decades. Council gave the thumbs up to five master plans, including the Official Plan, the infrastructure master plan and the transportation master plan. The city said it will encourage intensification, not exactly a new concept, but one that usually sparks heated debate when development applications are discussed at community associations and at planning committee. Yet for some reason, it sometimes comes as a shock to residents when a developer takes the city at its word and proposes to build a high-rise or mid-rise in an established community. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not willy-nilly development.The official plan encourages intensification in specific areas of the city, namely rural areas, villages, mixed-use centres and public transit stations. The plan requires development to fit the character of the community. Keep in mind, a developer can always apply to build a large building in an area the city may not prefer. All it requires is a little rezoning â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and if the city objects, it risks fighting an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board, and Ottawa hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly racked

up a stellar record fighting those appeals, especially when the development requests are supported by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own staff. We can only hope this type of unwanted development requests are few and far between, as the official plan offers preferred areas of the city for intensification. Residents should check out the planned extensions to the Transitway, as well as the future routes of the light-rail transit system, which will be built over the coming decades. Those plans will give a good indication what areas developers are targeting for intensification. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Official Plan aims to promote smart growth, for instance, by discouraging urban sprawl, a costly phenomenon for taxpayers, as it requires providing roads, water pipes, storm water management and other services to previously undeveloped areas. Smart growth means encouraging public transit and reducing the number of motorists clogging our roads. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s master plans for growth offer solace for residents by giving them the relative certainty of where development can occur, and what type of development, with rules governing the heights and designs of buildings. To avoid unwelcome shocks, residents may want to check out the plans, specifically in areas near where they live.

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ast time we looked, the cinemas at the World Exchange Plaza were doomed. No one was happy about that, apparently not even the people who were doing the dooming. But, as the current motto of the hopeless goes, it is what it is. The movie theatres at World Exchange are nice and, more important, nicely located. They have developed a bit of a niche following by blending in artier fare with the usual mainstream stuff. But one movie company decided to vacate the premises when its lease expires, and while another movie company has taken over the lease, there are no guarantees that it will continue to show movies in 2014. Meanwhile, the owners of the building are thinking about converting the theatres to office space. Yes, office space with sloping floors. But it is what it is. Ottawa city council has expressed concern, with various councillors asking city staff to explore all options, and noting rather pointedly that the city has been helpful to the World Exchange people in the past. It sure would be nice if someone with a sense of social responsibility and civic pride â&#x20AC;&#x201D; perhaps even the current owners

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not also true that one of the aims of our city government has been to encourage population growth in the centre, getting people to move downtown in a bid to make the city more liveable, less dependent on the automobile? It canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help this goal if the people who move downtown then have to get into their cars and drive for half an hour if they want to see a movie. (That is, a mainstream movie, because the Bytowne, on Rideau Street, does a good job of serving those whose taste in films leans to the less commercial.) And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much in the way of consolation that a cinema is maybe going to open at the new Lansdowne development. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than walking distance for many downtown people. So they will drive their cars to Lansdowne, giving the Glebe just what it needs: more cars. The situation is so dire that people have even begun to use what I call the G8 argument, to wit: â&#x20AC;&#x153;What a disgrace that in the capital of a G8 nation you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even find a movie theatre in the downtown!â&#x20AC;? And you know, that is a persuasive argument. But what can anybody do about it? Business will do what business will do, like it or not. City council can plead, citizens can mutter. But no one can force a cinema to stay

open. It is what it is. This is probably the kind of thing Justin Trudeau was getting at when he made his much ridiculed comments about his â&#x20AC;&#x153;level of admirationâ&#x20AC;? for the Chinese government and that fact that a dictatorship can do things in a hurry. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something in that. If we had the Chinese government here and the Chinese government wanted there to be a movie theatre in downtown Ottawa, there would be one and we could all enjoy attending it. Of course, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d also have the Chinese government.

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Truck tunnel deserves consideration: Orléans resident Re: “Tunnel study not worth money,” Editorial, Nov. 28. I read your editorial with a great deal of interest. I am a member of a group called Sustainable Solutions/ Solutions Durables – www.ssd-ottawa.ca. We have been involved the interprovincial crossings study from the beginning of Phase 1. We were also active members of the NCC’s public advisory group on this study. There is no doubt that the interprovincial crossings study was extremely rigorous. But what became clear over the course of the study was that its results were largely constrained by the wording of the original terms of reference and that any healthy discussion about the shortcomings in those terms of reference was vigourously shut down by the study team. In our

opinion this was a large contributing factor to the way in which the study ran into a dead end. In recent communications, NCC officials continued to insist on the importance of providing more interprovincial car capacity to meet growth in automobile traffic. Solving the region’s truck problem has always appeared to be a secondary priority. We would contend that the NCC’s proposed bridge at Kettle Island would also have left this growing downtown problem unresolved, while at the same time spreading it to other areas of Ottawa and Gatineau. Here are some key points which Sustainable Solutions/Solutions Durables would like to emphasize: • According to the study results, the bridge would only attract approximately 30 per cent of the trucks from the King Edward-Rideau-Waller-

Nicholas (KERWN) corridor. If the truck traffic growth trend continues, there would be the same number of trucks on that corridor by the year 2031 as there is today. Investing over $1 billion only to find ourselves back to where we are today is not a very attractive proposition. Thus removing 30 per cent of trucks on KERWN is not an effective solution. • At the June 5 transportation committee meeting, the study consultant referred to the 2002 Delcan report on the King Edward revitalization project in which the cost of a tunnel was found to be significantly less than the cost of the proposed interprovincial bridge. The 2002 figures used were updated to 2013 numbers. And the tunnel removes significantly more

trucks off the KERWN corridor. • In 2008 the City of Gatineau voted unanimously to request that the City of Ottawa maintain the KERWN corridor open to commercial truck traffic. That same motion was presented once again to the Gatineau council in 2013. The results were the same. In other words, Gatineau did not want all the trucks on Montée Paiement. We are not aware of any clear acknowledgement of this by the study team or the NCC. • According to the 2011 origindestination survey, peak hour interprovincial car traffic has declined by 13 per cent since 2005. This was not highlighted in the NCC study. There is a growing body of evidence (backed up by actual observed data)

that the projections for growth in peak hour automobile traffic used to justify road expansions and the proposed interprovincial bridge are far in excess of what they should be. It is entirely possible that future automobile traffic demand could be met by the current bridges, especially with an increase in public transit use. • At the June 5 City of Ottawa transportation committee meeting, the study consultant confirmed that a bridge would in fact reduce public transit ridership. This situation is unacceptable to both the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau. Increased focus on public transit is part of the cities’ transportation strategy. See MOVING, page 11

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Moving bridge to OrlĂŠans makes no sense David Jeanes of Transport Action Canada, when asked which would be the best bridge corridor from a public transit perspective, he aptly replied to the transportation committee meeting, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you wanted to increase interprovincial public transit ridership, you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t build any of these bridges.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ At that meeting committee members overwhelmingly supported a need for a comprehensive study of a tunnel under downtown Ottawa linking the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge to Highway 417 as a possible solution to the truck problem. In fact, the recent motion put forward by Coun. Mathieu Fleury to the transportation committee received the same level of support. The joint announcement by the Ontario minister of transport and the mayor of Ottawa underlines the importance of determining the benefits of a tunnel to resolve the truck problems that have plagued this city for nearly five decades. â&#x20AC;˘ The NCC has been quoted in the media as saying that a tunnel was considered but found to be too expensive and that such a solution was â&#x20AC;&#x153;simplistic.â&#x20AC;? In fact, no comprehensive analysis of the tunnel option was undertaken as part of the study. Rather, a five page memo was written referring to earlier studies. â&#x20AC;˘ In your editorial, you raise the issue of dangerous goods as a reason for discounting the tunnel option. Sending dangerous goods through Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown or through residential areas adjoining MontĂŠe Paiement and the Aviation Parkway hardly seems preferable. Safely transporting dangerous goods is a challenging problem for any solution to the interprovincial truck problem. In fact, closing the tunnel to other traffic for a limited time period during the night hours, while restricting tunnel traffic to trucks with dangerous goods, may be one of the safest options. It should be noted that only 5 per cent of the truck traffic carries dangerous good. Your editorial recommends that Fleury should be encouraging the province to consider a bridge further east. During Phase 1 of the study, 10 corridors were examined, including five east of the KERWN corridor.

Three of those have been studied more than once and none of them will effectively reduce truck traffic. Are you recommending that the bridge should be moved to OrlĂŠans? That is a completely unacceptable solution to the residents of this community. The mayor of Ottawa has publicly stated that he favours looking at innovative alternatives such as the downtown tunnel to solve the truck problem on KERWN. Other cities such as Miami, Dublin and Seattle have built, or are in the process of building, downtown tunnels to solve precisely the problem of trucks funneling through downtown cores. It is time for the NCC to stop focusing single mindedly on a new bridge and to take an unbiased look at all the possible approaches to solving the challenges of the interprovincial movement of people and goods. We are pleased that the provincial and municipal governments are working together to find an effective and realistically achievable solution. Sustainable Solutions/Solutions Durables is prepared to work with all stakeholders to find an effective solution that is a win-win for everyone. Louis Caron OrlĂŠans

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Planned Woodroffe Avenue changes are coming to Barrhaven to improve safety As you may know, the first steps towards safety improvements along Woodroffe Avenue have started with the application to close Woodroffe Avenue at Prince of Wales Drive. This closure application was planned by the Nepean City Council in 1997, prior to amalgamation. I have been advised that once this process is complete, the road will be closed in 2014. I encourage residents to visit my website for more information at: SteveDesroches.ca. Strandherd Bridge Update Work is ongoing on the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge. I would encourage residents to visit my website at SteveDesroches.ca for regular updates and photos of the progress.

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ccording to an annual Bank of Montreal survey, the average Canadian will spend $1,810 on the holidays, including travel, gifts and food. That’s an increase of 12 per cent from the average $1,610 we spent last year. At the same time some of us are spending more than a mortgage payment to get through the holidays, however, more than 800,000 people will be heading to their local food banks to try to scrounge together enough to eat this month. The number of people reliant on food banks has increased by 23 per cent since the recession hit in 2008, according to Hungercount, the annual report published by Food Banks Canada. The authors cite a number of reasons for the increase, including loss of blue-collar jobs, lack of support for affordable housing, a cap of $626 per month for a single person on welfare and our increased reliance on low-paying, temporary jobs in the service sector. The stats are also skewed in particular demographics – 11 per cent of food bank users are Aboriginal; 11 per cent are

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse recent immigrants; and 25 per cent are single-parent families. More than one-third (36 per cent) of the 833,098 monthly food bank users in Canada are children. It’s not surprising that approximately two million people in Canada self-report food insecurity, according to a report by the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Food in Canada (CFIC). One thing that makes food security such a slippery fish for policy-makers is the multifaceted root causes. “The greatest socio-economic indicator of food insecurity in Canada ... is household income,” the report says. Food insecurity is not only influenced by a household’s ability to pay for food, but is also affected by a lack of “physical access to adequate food resources,” lack of

understanding about nutrition (food literacy) and the inability to access culturally-appropriate food, write the authors of Enough for All: Household Food Security in Canada, published by CFIC in August. Food insecurity, the authors write, “can lead to serious health implications.” And the impact of malnutrition affects more than just physical health, but also mental health and well-being, and our economic health. “Food insecurity can lead to negative psychosocial outcomes in children, while teenagers are at risk of suffering from depression, social anxiety, and suicide.” In other words, food insecurity affects all of us, regardless of whether we are directly impacted or not. Although food security strategies exist at national, provincial, municipal

and community levels, more needs to be done. Fortunately, the CFIC is working with government, business, academics and community leaders to develop a blueprint for a national food security policy. They anticipate the release of The Canadian Food Strategy in March. It will include implementing a national school nutrition program, supporting collaboration among stakeholders to increase access to food; increasing support for those who are isolated; incentives for volunteerism in food security initiatives; better education to help people become more food literate; better public transit affordability

and support for low-income households; partnerships with agricultural to keep food security at the forefront; investing in strategies to help those in poverty and continuous tracking to figure out what works best. One thing is certain, however, there really is no room for complacency around poverty issues from anyone at any level. Food Banks Canada estimates there will be more than 14 million individual visits to food banks in 2013, by the time the numbers are tabulated. Food banks were only ever intended to offer a temporary solution to those hit by reces-

sion in the early 1980s. That food banks have grown and poverty continues to increase at the wealthiest time in our history suggests a disturbing dichotomy. Until we have a more comprehensive strategy in place, however, food banks remain a necessary Band-Aid. So when you’re heading to the mall this week to find that perfect gift for a loved one, think about swinging by your local food bank to offer them even a percentage point of the almost $2,000 the big banks estimate you’ll spend this Christmas. Long term, it may be the biggest economic difference you can make.

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Tysen Lefebrvre shot some hoops, ate lunch and chatted with comedian Adam Sandler at his production studio in Los Angeles, Calif., last November. Tysen was inspired after meeting the famous Saturday Night Live comedian, and now wants to raise money to provide wishes for 100 other children.

News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tysen Lefebvre is a teen on a mission. The 13-year-old Stittsville boy plans to kicked-off a campaign last week to raise $1 million for the Make a Wish Foundation of Eastern Ontario, enough money to grant the wishes of 100 children. Tysen received his own wish from the foundation in November 2012, when he and his parents flew to California to meet his favourite comedian, Adam Sandler. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He helps others and gives back as much as he can and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what inspired me to create Tysenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission to a Million,â&#x20AC;? Tysen later wrote on his website. Tysen was born with Pfei-

ffer Syndrome type 2, a rare genetic disorder that left him with a clover-shaped skull, respiratory problems and fused bones that prevent him from bending his elbows. Starting when he was nine days old, the boy has endured a total of 26 surgeries. On Dec. 1, Tysen hosted a fundraiser at the Boston Pizza in the Kanata Centrum, with 10 per cent of all food sales from 5 to 8 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both dining in and take out â&#x20AC;&#x201C; going to Tysenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission to a Million charity. The teen plans to hold a few similar events over the coming months, including Four Wishes, a large fundraiser to be held on May 3 at the Ernst & Young Centre. Watching an Adam Sandler film a few days before medical procedure has become a tradi-

tion in the Lefebvre family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of our go-to,â&#x20AC;? said Lisa Lefebvre, Tysenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, adding that the tradition started in 2010, the night before a surgery at CHEO. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got together and saw an Adam Sandler movie and it kind of took his mind off it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen Grown Ups 2 three times already.â&#x20AC;? It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t difficult for Tysen to choose what he wanted from the Make a Wish Foundation. In November, 2012, Tysen hung out with Sandler at Happy Madison Productions, his company, in Los Angeles, Calf. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was incredible,â&#x20AC;? said Linda. The pair played basketball, went out for lunch, and Tysen was introduced to Sandlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bulldog, named Babu â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which later became the mascot for Tys e n â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

  

  

  

    

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Mission to a Million campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was my favourite actor,â&#x20AC;? said Tysen, adding that his favourite Sandler movies are Grown Ups 1, Grown Ups 2 and Jack and Jill. To cap the day off, Tysen watched an L.A. Lakers basketball game from a box suite provided by Sandler. A few months later, in January 2013, Tysen went in for a surgery at the hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting his wish was timely because we were all really scared about his surgery,â&#x20AC;? said Linda. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really meant so much to him.â&#x20AC;? Now, Tysenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hoping to return the favour to 100 other children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want other kids to have the same experience I did,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gave me something to look forward to.â&#x20AC;? Tysen has already raised more than $12,500, since he launched his campaign on Oct. 29. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has a big heart,â&#x20AC;? said Tanya Desjardins, director of missions, delivery and operations, for Make A Wish of Eastern Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something to be said for working hard on a mission. Hopefully, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s given him that strength and joy to focus on a mission instead of just being sick.â&#x20AC;?

On May 3, Tysen and the Make a Wish Foundation of Eastern Ontario will host the Four Wishes fundraiser. The event, pegged as one of the biggest ever hosted by the foundation, is expected to raise as much as $100,000. Four Wishes invites area children to sign up for the event â&#x20AC;&#x201C; once registered, they collect $50 or more in pledges online before the event. If they raise more than $50, a child is entitled to a ticket for themselves and two adults to the Four Wishes event at the Ernst & Young Centre on May 3. The children attending the event are split into four groups: â&#x20AC;˘ I wish to go: children enjoy a day in a beach-volleyballthemed room â&#x20AC;˘ I wish to meet: a room where kids can meet local celebrities â&#x20AC;˘ I wish to be: a room where children meet police officer, pilots and other people with interesting jobs â&#x20AC;˘ I wish to have: a room filled with gadgets, games and toys For more information about Four Wishes, and other charity fundraisers being organized by Tysen, visit the website at missiontoamillion.ca.


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Ottawa photographer breaks down stereotypes Jennifer McIntosh jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

News - An Ottawa photographer is looking at Muslim stereotypes through a new lens. Asif Rehman is on his fourth installment of photographs that break down what the public sees as the traditional and iconic Muslim. The show entitled Muslim?! #4, will run at the Centrepointe Theatre Gallery until Jan. 8. Rehman said the inspiration for the first of the series of four collections came with some of the racism surrounding the terrorist events of September 11, 2001. “There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the Muslim religion,” Rehman said. “I believed we are all connected by humanity and I wanted to use my photographs to build a bridge.” The end result caught

Rehman by surprise. The photo exhibits all look at Canadian Muslims, showcasing the many subsets and cultures under the umbrella of one religion. “Originally I had intended to show non-Muslims how incorrect some of those ste-

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reotypes are,” he said. “But it ended up being an eye-opener to Muslims themselves as well. The community is very diverse and they ended up having just as much to

learn.” From Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi to boxer and PhD candidate Mombasa, Rehman uses environmental portraits to show off the personality of his subjects – a personality that isn’t solely defined by their religion. Rehman is a second-generation Canadian Muslim and he said the power of an image bridges time and distance, and can challenge the viewer’s preconceptions, allowing them to empathize with the subject. Muslims?! #4 showcases more than two dozen original works. Rehman said it isn’t likely to be his last exhibit on the subject. “I have really learned a lot along the way and plan to keep evolving in my work,” he said. For more information about Rehman and his upcoming work, visit www.asifrehman.com.

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Louise, a Muslim anthropology student at the University of Toronto, is photographed playing hockey. Photographer Asif Rehman said he wants to use his art to turn Muslim stereotypes on their head. Rehman will present a show entitled Muslim?! #4 at the Centrepointe Theatre Gallery until Jan. 8.

³4HE3TATION´AT,ONGFIELDS9OU´VE!RRIVED This Saturday December 14th, Campanale Homes will officially unveil the long awaiting centrepiece to their Longfields Station project in the heart of Barrhaven. The STATION , conveniently located directly in front of the new Longfields Transit station, is a short walk from the transitway and unlimited access to Ottawa’s public transportation hub. This four-storey luxury apartment condominium, will feature a selection of one and two bedroom designs, 12 in total to choose from, complete with storage lockers and heated underground parking for most units. All but one design will also have an ample sized balcony adorned with smoked glass guards. One of the more unique features of this distinctive destination, is the inclusion of 6 light commercial shops and services on the main floor. The main entrance opens up to a wonderfully expansive lobby, fully secured and professional decorated with both stair and elevator access to the suites above and the parking garage below. The commercial units have no access to the residential apartments above and are being set up with concrete walkways and smoked glass entrances and professional looking sign boxes to compliment the overall look and luxury of the building. The light commercial services and shops are there to enhance and compliment the lifestyles of the residents above. Campanale Homes have been building lasting investments in Ottawa and the area for over three decades. Founders and brothers - Rocco, Tony and Vince started with a vision and desire to bring exceptional value and traditional craftsmanship to homes of varying sizes and styles. Like their experienced craftspeople that turn plans into the reality of inviting homes, Campanale planners took the same care 16

and skill to develop their community in the absolutely perfect Barrhaven location. It’s simply not enough for Campanale to be in the right location. The Station scores high in this area due to its walking proximity to the Longfields Transit station, and the many amenities Barrhaven has to offer. Responsible and trusted planners like Campanale develop a community so that early-built homes provide total property enjoyment while the rest of the development progresses. No Campanale homeowner will feel as if they’ve moved into a construction wasteland, due to the care that Campanale takes when crafting a neighborhood. With only 36 residential units available at The STATION, the Campanale team expects it won’t take long before The STATION sells out and in the Fall of 2015, they will be welcoming residents to their new homes, helping to make Longfields Station one of the fastest growing communities in Barrhaven. Campanale has reserved the ground floor of The STATION for light commercial, allowing for professional services that will enhance and compliment the lifestyle of the residents above and not interfere with their enjoyment of their new home.

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Likewise the residents will enjoy the shops and services right at their fingertips. The types of businesses and offices allowed will

of amenities that can already be found in Barrhaven, and several of the commercial spaces have already been sold. The condo-apartments themselves will be available in 12 different floor-plans of one and two bedroom units, with or without a convertible den. An in-unit utility room will be equipped to handle washers and dryers. Sizes will range from

be strictly controlled, as will their hours of operation. Entrances will be designed with security in mind and to the end that business and residential traffic will be separated. It’s Campanale’s aim to have high quality commercial occupants who would provide professional services that would be of benefit to the residents of The STATION and the local community, adding to the list

608 to almost 1159 square-feet with plenty of natural light through thermally efficient windows. As with any Campanale home you can expect premium finishes and treatments, as well as energy efficient appliances and all the amenities that have made award winner Campanale Homes one of the most respected builders in the region. Every condo-apartment will be

loaded with high-end features, including granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile and hardwood flooring, central air, high ceilings and so much more. What will surprise most everyone is that The STATION will be able to offer all this in an incredibly low price range of the low $250K’s to the $450K’s. Every unit will have a parking space and a storage locker at no extra cost. Campanale expect these luxury suites to sell out fast when The STATION is pre-launched this month, and early birds will definitely have the advantage of getting their pick of the new homes. The STATION, like the entire Longfields community, will appeal to a wide variety of home-seekers and investors. Empty nesters, seniors and young professionals alike will enjoy the freedom from property maintenance, and career minded types will love the executive-living lifestyle only steps from the transitway. Couples of all ages will appreciate the convenience of all the amenities located within walking distance of The STATION, including the many shops, schools, places of worship and recreation facilities. For those looking to enjoy the great outdoors, will revel in the availability of walking trails and bike paths and a world of sports fields and parks, directly across the street in South Nepean Park. The Longfields Station Sales Centre is open Monday through Thursday, from noon to 8 pm and from noon to 5 pm on weekends and holidays. You can call 613 440 3750 or visit www.campanale.com for more information. Don’t forget to drop by this Saturday December 14th at 10am for you special opportunity to own a piece of THE STATION. Register online at www.campanale.com


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Be a Santa to a Senior and spread some Christmas cheer are going to Meals on Wheels and they will be delivered on Christmas Day with Christmas dinner. As you can imagine, those who will have a Meals on Wheels Christmas dinner are truly alone on that day so the gift truly brightens their day and is a nice surprise.” Home Instead Senior Care partners with local charities, agencies and community resource centres to identify isolated seniors who are in need of some holiday happiness. The organization will deliver the wrapped gifts to the agencies, which will then give the presents to the clients. Anyone interested in volunteering time to wrap gifts is asked to call 613-599-6906. For more information on the program, visit beasantatoasenior.ca.

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Community - A local seniors’ care organization is asking residents to play Santa by providing gifts to older adults who have no family. Home Instead Senior Care – which has offices based in Kanata and the Glebe – launched its annual Be a Santa to a Senior program, which provides gifts and companionship to older adults throughout the city without family or loved ones. For many of the recipients, it’s the only form of contact they have over the holiday season, said Lesley Sullivan, owner of Home Instead Senior Care. The program has grown this year, now with seven Christmas tree locations across the city. “We added three new trees last year and another three this year, so the project is truly city wide now,” said Sullivan. “It’s very interesting to see the number of office groups who have taken on this project as their Christmas charity. Many have participated themselves in prior years and have told their colleagues about it. They call to request that I send a certain number of tags, rather than having them visit a tree. “There are also many families who have involved their children which is great. It’s becoming a tradition for some individuals and families,” she said. “We also have Christmas cards from children at W. Erskine Johnson Public School , which are absolutely delightful.” People are invited to choose an ornament from one of the Christmas trees with a senior’s name and a gift idea, and then leave the unwrapped gift with the tag attached under the tree. The trees are located at: • Carlingwood Shopping Centre: 2121 Carling Ave. • Shoppers Home Health Care, Kanata: 420 Hazeldean Rd. • Shoppers Home Health Care, Westgate: 1309 Carling Ave. • Shoppers Home Health Care, Orléans: 1675 Tenth Line Rd. • The Empress Kanata: 170 McGibbon Dr. • The Edinburgh retirement resident, Ottawa: 10 Vaughan St. • The Royale retirement residence, Kanata: 3501 Campeau Dr. “We’re hoping to spread the word out and get some gifts for the seniors,” said Amy McConnell, an employee with The Royale. “We definitely encourage anybody from the public to come by. We’d love to work with the community and make this happen for any seniors in the community who don’t have any family. “Come on by, have a cup of coffee and grab a tag.” The residents and staff are excited about participating in the program, said McConnell, adding it’s the first time The Royale has taken part. “The residents are really looking forward to it,” she said. “We have about 20 tags right now. We’re hoping

to run out (of tags) and get more.” The program will run until Dec. 15 with a gift wrapping party on Dec. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Dymon Self Storage in Kanata, which is also providing the space to store the presents. Last year, the Be a Santa to a Senior program provided 650 gifts to isolated seniors throughout Ottawa, said Sullivan, adding they are expecting around the same number this year. The program isn’t necessarily for financially needy seniors, but for those who have no one to share Christmas with. “Christmas is a time when we tend to focus on children and family. There are so many seniors who have no family to share the holiday with and they can feel forgotten,” she said. “As an example, 200 of the gifts

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Snowsuit drive to help Northern Canadians emma.jackson@metroland.com

News - A Metcalfe family is hoping to warm hearts as well as hands this winter. The second annual Nunavut Snowsuit Fund is being organized by PattiAnne Scrivens and her 22-year-old son Christopher to collect new and gently used winter clothing for needy residents in Nunavut. While working as a pilot in the north several years ago, Christopher discovered that many residents in Northern Canada don’t have adequate winter clothing – despite average January temperatures dropping to about -35 C. His mother helped him set up the snowsuit drive last year with the help of Greely Foodland, and they sent more than 1,000 pieces of winter clothing to northern towns courtesy of Canadian North Airlines. “Not too many 22-year-olds think about giving back and making an effort to help fellow Canadians the way Christopher is,” Scrivens said. “We are so proud of him.” Scrivens said goods are so expensive in Nunavut that families are often forced to choose between buying food or winter boots – something this campaign aims to change. “Instead of spending their money on a snowsuit they can spend it on food,” she said. Scrivens is asking for donations of new or gently used snow pants and jackets, winter boots, hats and mitts for all ages. She asked residents to take a close look at their clothing before they donate it. “Last year some people gave jackets without zippers,” she said. “I can’t ship that up. It should be used but clean. That’s someone else’s child wearing that.” Canadian North Airlines has once again agreed to ship the items to Nunavut over the Christmas holidays, where they will be distributed to a number of smaller villages across the territory. Greely Foodland offered donation bins over the Dec. 7 weekend, but

Larga Baffin Inuit services agency in the city’s west end will collect them throughout the month, Scrivens said. Scrivens said she is also working with schools and churches in Greely and Metcalfe to secure more local drop-off locations. She encouraged parents to look through their cupboards and discard anything their kids are no longer FILE wearing. Betty Ann Hinch, left, donates four snowsuits to the Nunavut Snowsuit Fund during last year’s campaign. “We’re all Canadians; we have to Foodland co-owner Kit MacKinnon, snowsuit fund founder Christopher Scrivens and Canadian North help our fellow Canadians.” Airlines representative Marc Wood all gathered for the inaugural donation.

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  Dear Neighbours, If your family is like mine you are busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that special time of year to make new memories and spend cherished time with our family and friends. During the holidays we are reminded that there are others in our community who may not be as fortunate as we are and who may need assistance to make the holidays special for their families. Help Santa Toy Parade: As I rode on the City of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ&#x201A;oat in the Help Santa Toy Parade I was amazed to see the generosity and outpouring of support for others in our community. Watching the spectators both young and old make their donations of toys and money was wonderful. The toys and money are donated to Toy Mountain and the Salvation Army and assist approximately 16,000 children each year in our City. Youth/Young Adult Volunteer Fair: I was pleased to host a Youth/Young Adult Volunteer Fair at the Foster Farm Community Centre. The evening was designed to give our young people the opportunity to see what is available to them in our City and to demonstrate ways in which they can give back. In total we had 15 different community organizations and over 80 young people attended. There was a variety of different organizations participating; Suzart productions were on hand to talk theatre, Ottawa Paramedic Service highlighted their MEDVent program and Volunteer Ottawa showcased opportunities all over our city. There were ďŹ&#x201A;yers and lots of information available to take home. The evening was also a wonderful way to learn where to gain extra experience, build a resume and open doors to future employment. Most importantly they were reminded that in volunteering you gain a sense of fulďŹ llment and warmth which comes from giving back to your community. Open Houses/AGM Meetings: My ofďŹ ce hosted a number of Open Houses which focussed on proposed developments on Benjamin Avenue and at the Fairlawn Plaza. Even in cases where these meetings are not required they give residents the opportunity to speak with City planners and the developers themselves. Residents are able to ask questions and gain clariďŹ cation on the development and the impact it may or may not have on their neighbourhood. In the past month I also attended a number of Community Association AGMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s which I always enjoy! It enables me to speak directly with residents and give them an update on their local community and the City in general. There is always time for Q & Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as well. Carlingwood Retirement Community: Have you been thinking about downsizing, maybe 2014 is the year to do it? The Carlingwood Retirement Community located at 200 Lockhart Avenue will be opening its doors in early 2014. There is an ofďŹ ce set up on Lockhart beside the residence and suites are currently available for reservation. The new building will offer residents a variety of amenities and is conveniently located near the Carlingwood Shopping Centre. You can learn more about the development by visiting their website at carlingwoodretirement.com Michele Park: Construction on the formal pathway connecting Michele Park to Carling Avenue was started and will be completed in the spring of 2014. The park redevelopment will see better lighting, a new soccer ďŹ eld and beautiďŹ cation through the use of new benches and greenery. The new pathway will also ensure residents have an easy and safe pathway to Carling Avenue. Carling Avenue Re-Development: As mentioned in previous columns the City has approved the Community Improvement Plan for Carling Avenue. In 2014 you will begin to see the results of the plan as businesses both old and new begin to refresh and invigorate their properties. Operation Red Nose: Once again this year I am proud to be the Honourary Chair of Operation Red Nose Ottawa. Operation Red Nose provides a vital service in our City over the holidays. If you have time to spare and would like to help make sure all our residents get home safe and sound I encourage you to contact them and volunteer your time. You can visit their website at www.rednoseottawa.com, to volunteer email registration@rednoseottawa.com or call 613-820-NOSE (6673) As we say goodbye to 2013, from my family to yours, I want to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and may 2014 be a year of good health and happiness. Sincerely,

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News - An unconventional family reunion promises an afternoon of candy, chaos and communion on Dec. 14. Scott and Heather Munro have been fostering children for the past 14 years, and a number of them have since been adopted into new families. In an effort to keep in contact with them, every Christmas the couple organizes a holiday party to decorate gingerbread houses and catch up with their extended â&#x20AC;&#x153;family.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is my once-a-year reconnection, to see how theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing,â&#x20AC;? said Heather. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fostering never really ends. They leave, but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave. I always have my heart hoping to continue the relationship.â&#x20AC;? The couple started fostering wards of the state when their own daughter, Morgan, was two years old. Heather had grown up with her parents fostering children, and when she saw a local call-out for applicants she and Scott decided to continue the tradition. Heather said bringing the kids back to Metcalfe can help them ďŹ nd closure after theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve settled in with their adoptive family or returned home to their own. And getting to see the children after their time in the foster system is a gift in itself for Heather. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just bloomed; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like watering a wilted ďŹ&#x201A;ower,â&#x20AC;? she said. The Munros have rented out the community hall in Kenmore for the event, since the foster family has grown to more than 50 people. The Munros typically foster about three kids each year, and about 20 of them have kept up with their Metcalfe foster

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Metcalfe residents Scott and Heather Munro have been fostering children for the past 14 years, and will host an annual reunion on Dec. 14 for their former foster kids to decorate gingerbread houses in time for the holidays. home over the years. Once the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents, siblings and other family members are added up, the number is too overwhelming to host the event in the family home as they used to. Heather builds all the gingerbread houses herself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one per child, siblings included â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and buys mountains of candy for the kids to use as decoration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They start out weighing about one pound and when the kids are done, they weigh about three,â&#x20AC;? she laughed.

Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reptiles will make an appearance, and a Sandy Hill father who adopted one of the Munroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wards will play the guitar to help everyone get into the holiday spirit. She fully expects an afternoon of chaos â&#x20AC;&#x201C; icing bags squeezed into mouths, children tripping over each other to get the candy they want and a high level of noise - but she said thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what a Christmas party should look like. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great time of the year,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much fun.â&#x20AC;?

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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

Worship services Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Gloucester South Seniors Centre

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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.

All are welcome to come hear the good news in a spiritually uplifting mix of traditional and forward looking Christian worship led by the Reverend Richard Vroom with Sunday morning services at 8:30 and 10.

South Gloucester United Church Sunday December 15th WORSHIP 9am â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bright Star of Bethlehemâ&#x20AC;? Christmas Pageant 2013

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December 17th through 23rd: 5:30 pm Contemplative Vespers

Christmas Events and Services All Saints Lutheran Church December 14 at 5pm Tree Lighting, 1061 Pinecrest

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Giving back to the community Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli hosted his third annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards at Ben Franklin Place on Nov. 28. Winners (in no particular oder) were: Margaret McPherson - Senior Volunteer Award, Bessie, Sotiris, Eleni and Haroula Giovanopoulos (Haroula not present) – Volunteer Family Award, Don Flynn - Heart of the Community Award, Nelson on behalf of Kaitlyn Bonner (Kaitlyn’s Grandfather) – Volunteer in Sports and Recreation Award, Gwyneth Boone – Junior Volunteer Award and Frank Spartico – Frank’s Catering and Baked Goods – Business Volunteer Award.

A TIME FOR GIVING

Barrhaven resident Jennifer Glanz, left, her dog guide Solstice and Glanz’ father William Dixon present a cheque for $20,000 to Sandy Turney, executive director of the Lions Foundation of Canada during the Perth Lions charter night on Saturday, Nov. 9. Glanz suffers from multiple sclerosis, and received a dog guide from the foundation last year to help her with mobility. Dixon, a long-time Lion member, started a penny drive around the same time to raise $20,000 to replace the cost of his daughter’s dog and to help someone else in need. This fall he finally reached that goal with the help of Lions clubs across the region.

CORRECTION NOTICE Last week’s Mayor Watson’s monthly column stated an incorrect address for the Salvation Army’s annual Toy Mountain. Please visit http://www.toymountain.ca for the drop-off location near you.

City View United Church 6 Epworth Avenue, Nepean (613) 224-1021 www.cityviewunited.org Ministers: Rev. Neil Wallace Margie Ann MacDonald

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Roman Catholic Church 415 Piccadilly Ave. (near Island Park) 613-728-0201 www.saintgeorges.ca

Advent Season (Dec 1st to 22nd) Sunday Masses Saturday evening 5:00 pm, Sunday morning 8:30 am & 10:30 am Daily Masses Monday to Saturday 9:00 am Confessions Monday to Saturday 8:45 am to 8:55 am Saturday 4:45 pm to 4:55 pm CHRISTMAS SEASON December 24th, Christmas Eve – Nativity of the Lord 5:00 pm Mass with Children’s Pageant - 7:30 pm Mass with Choir 12:00 am Midnight Mass with Cantor/Organist and Procession to Creche December 25th, Christmas Day − Nativity of the Lord 10:30 am Mass with Choir December 31st, Feast of Mary, Holy Mother of God 5:00 pm Mass with Cantor/Organist January 1st, Feast of Mary, Holy Mother of God 10:30 am. Mass with Choir

St Aidan’s Anglican Church Sunday worship - Holy Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am 10:30 am - Play Area Christmas Eve at 7:30pm - Holy Eucharist Christmas Day at 10:30am - Holy Eucharist 934 Hamlet Road (near St Laurent & Smyth) 613 733 0102 – www.staidans-ottawa.org

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News – No one can raise perfect children, but one Ottawa parent believes it’s possible to raise competent, responsible kids who are ready to take on the world. In fact, Natalia McPhedran thinks it’s absolutely necessary. “I refuse to raise incompetent kids,” said the child empowerment coach and mother of two. “Once they reach a certain age the parents have to step back and just be a support.” McPhedran said the generation moving through the high school and post-secondary system right now has been coddled to the point where many young adults lack the life skills to thrive in the outside world. She believes that as families have become busier, parents have stopped taking time to let their children do things for themselves. As a result, the young adults they produce have no idea how to survive on their own. “I think the parents meant well, and it’s so easy to do,” McPhedran said. “If my kid was six and couldn’t tie his shoe, and I had to get to work, I would do it for them, too.” This week, McPhedran will release her first book, Life With Kids: Empowering Our Children to be Ready for

with her own daughter and son, now 11 and nine. The section’s chapters cover a range of topics, from managing expectations of yourself and your kids to finding relief in the surrounding chaos. McPhedran shares her favourite parenting techniques, dos and don’ts of encouraging responsibility and important lessons she’s learned through trial and error. Section two focuses on building character in children, and covers specific parenting techniques to help kids learn social skills, build self-esteem and manage their contact with technology. It also looks closely at life skill milestones for each age group up between five and 11. The final chapter encourages parents to continually evaluate their own techniques and evolve with their kids. McPhedran said she hopes parents will take some practical tips away from her book, but she also wants them to trust their own instincts. “Remember that there is no right way to parent,” she said. Simply knowing what kind of children you want to raise will help direct you on a daily basis, she added. “You have to know where you’re going so you can plan how you’re going to get there.” McPhedran’s book can be found on Amazon.com and at her website, nataliacoachingyou.ca.

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Arts - Members of the Goulbourn Male Chorus are prepping their pitches and honing their harmonies for their Welcome Christmas concert on Dec. 15. The annual holiday performance will be completely different from last year’s event, said Laurisse Huijer, a Carp resident who’s been a member of the group for two years. The chorus has been rehearsing once a week since September and the show, which takes place at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Rd. starting at 3 p.m., promises to be another crowd pleaser. “I don’t think we’ve ever disappointed,” said Huijer, adding a number of new members joined the group after last year’s show. “If you enjoy music, it’s two hours of good music.” Welcome Christmas will feature a range of new melodies, seasonal songs and wellknown carols that will have the audience singing along. “When people know the

music, they just love it,” said Huijer, who also sings in the eight-member a cappella ensemble. The Goulbourn Male Chorus was founded in 2010 by Robert Dueck, who directs both the male group and the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus. “I’ve always done choral work, I love choral work,” said Dueck, who lives in Stittsville after moving to the city from British Columbia. When he relocated he found there were no gender-specific choirs; so he set about first creating the Goulbourn chorus, which was followed by the ladies ensemble two years later. The male chorus has grown from 12 members the first year to 27 men from across the west end, including Kanata, West Carleton, Stittsville, Richmond, Munster, Arnprior, Carleton Place and Almonte. The group is looking for new members to join the spring term, which runs from Jan. 14 to May 24. The chorus meets on Tuesdays, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 1619 Stittsville Main St.

The ability to match pitch, blend, sing a designated voice part and basic sight reading skills are considered an asset, said Dueck. Interested applicants are invited to request more information or to arrange for an interview by emailing goulbournmalechorus@gmail. com. The Goulbourn chorus also makes a point to perform “sing outs,” where they visit retirement residences or other events. “We’re a community choir,” said Huijer. “We’re there for fun.” “It brings joy into their community,” said Dueck. “It’s hugely rewarding for us as singers.” Aside from directing, Dueck knows how to read his audience, said Huijer. The highlight of last year’s concert was the parody song Twelve Days After Christmas. A take-off on the original Twelve Days of Christmas, the two lovers have a fight and take out their anger on the gifts: burning the pear tree, making chicken soup out of French hens and other diaboli-

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The concert will feature a number of guest musicians, including soloist Skye MacDiarmid, whose mother and father are both chorus members. MacDiarmid’s mother Bonnie is the accompanist for the Goulbourn Male Chorus (as well as the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus), while her father Rory is president of, and sings with, the male group. The Polished Brass Quintet, an Ottawa-based group whose repertoire covers the spectrum from classical to folk, and from show tunes to jazz, will also perform several times during the concert. Tickets are $15 in advance and at the door for the Dec. 1 Christmas concert, and can be purchased at Gaia Java Coffee Shop (1300 Stittsville Main St.), Domenic’s Music Store (444 Hazeldean Rd.) and CD Warehouse (499 Terry Fox

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News - City councillors will try â&#x20AC;&#x201C; again â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to take the politics out of local traffic issues. That was the direction set on Dec. 4, when the transportation committee discussed the results of Coun. Peter Humeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local Alta Vista safe streets project, which he funded using his office budget. A report from city staff indicates the project was â&#x20AC;&#x153;clearly successful.â&#x20AC;? Two radar speed-display signs Hume purchased and placed at 35 locations around the ward showed the majority motorists travel well within the speed limit as they pass the signs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives residents a perception of what 40 kilometres an hour feels like,â&#x20AC;? said Phil Landry, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager of traffic management. Three streets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Coronation and Kilborn avenues and Saunderson Drive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; had 1.2-metre long speed limits painted onto the road. On Coronation, that led to more than a six per cent drop in people speeding over the 50 kilometres per hour limit and an average speed reduction of two kilometres per hour along that stretch. The figure was five kilometres per hour less for Saunderson and six kilometres per hour less on Kilborn, meaning 72 per cent of motorists complied with the speed limit on that street â&#x20AC;&#x201C; up from 48 per cent the year before.

Three new locations will get speed limits painted on them in Alta Vista Ward in 2014. Hume will also add another speed display sign to his officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roster. Prompted by Innes. Coun. Rainer Bloess, other committee members agreed the issue of local traffic calming should be discussed as part of next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s city budget. Councillors and staff can learn from Humeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategy, said RideauVanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe he can teach us how to find money in our budgets, too,â&#x20AC;? he joked. Finding money to address the endless stream of traffic complaints councillors receive is a reoccurring council conversation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is not really the intent of our office budgets,â&#x20AC;? Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley said. Council discussed creating a $30,000 traffic management fund for each ward in 2012, but instead decided on a one-time citywide $2.5 million fund to address a backlog of problems. Hume spent $1,968 of his office budget on the project in 2013, plus $2,500 in 2012 to buy speed display boards, which he assigns one of his staff members to move around once a week for half a day. Other councillors have purchased similar boards, which measure how fast passing motorists are going and display the speed on an electronic sign.

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Speeding and traffic calming are easily the topics councillorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offices receive the most calls about, Hume said. Councillors say taking money meant for office operations and using it to put up things like speed display boards is a quick and effective way to show voters they are responding to those concerns. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen as a quick win, Fleury said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is political because there are people in communities who are involved and want to see progress,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get your political win in your community.â&#x20AC;? Fleury said some councillors have more flexibility in their budgets to be able to respond directly to those concerns. The efficacy of those responses is questionable, too, Fleury said. For instance, if a councillor is successful in getting the city to install reduced speed-limit signs, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean drivers will slow down. The same residents could be back lobbying for speed bumps a year later, Fleury said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that always runs away from you,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How much of it is a solution versus a band-aid?â&#x20AC;? All 22 councillors get the same amount of money for their office budget - $241,508 annually â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but some councillors have other pressures such as high resident call volumes that put pressure on the councillor to put the

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News - Things are about to get tasty in New Edinburgh as a holiday food show gets ready to come to town. During a successful debut last year, Flavours of Ottawa: Westboro Holiday Food Market offered patrons the opportunity to purchase locally-produced gourmet food items and holiday treats. According to one of the show organizers, Nicola Maule, it was such a success the group decided to take the event east. “It will not just be a show full of chocolate and treats, there will be lots of good things,” Maule said. “It’s a one-stop-shop for all your holiday entertaining and gift-giving needs.” There will be 20 local artisans selling their wares at both shows. Flavours of Ottawa: Westboro Holiday Food Market will take place on Dec. 14 at the Westboro Masonic Hall and Flavours of Ottawa: New Edinburgh Stocking Stuffer Specialty Food Market will be held on Dec. 21 at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Organized by the Ottawa Specialty Food Association, the event also aims to raise money for the Westboro Food Bank and Partage Vanier. “It is important for us to support a local organization in the community,” Maule said.

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“The local food banks fit the bill because it is natural for a group of food producers to give to an organization that feeds people in the area.” Last year the Westboro event raised $1,000 for the food bank. Both events are a little different, but Maule said both shows promise to include holiday specialties from the artisans, such as sweet and savoury jams and jellies, gluten free Christmas pudding, hot pepper sauces, sap drinks and decorated holiday cookies, gingerbread houses and sweet shortbread. A full lunch for purchase will be provided at St. Bart’s church and in Westboro, Relish food truck will be parked in the church’s parking lot, offering a lunch option of sweet potato curry and rice with cucumber yogurt, with almonds and herbs.

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News - Four recent graduates will be starting down a new career path thanks to the Ottawa Mission’s food training program. The four men started from scratch five months ago learning the ins and outs of being a chef from the mission’s head chef, Ric Watson, and his kitchen staff. The graduates all came from different stages and walks in life, but entered the kitchen with one thing in common -- the desire to cook. “What you have done for us is amazing,” said graduate Mike Massey. “This was a life-changing experience for me and all the other students. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” The Barrhaven native said he has been cooking for 17 years, but never formally, and when he found out about the mission’s program from an employment councillor, he said it was the ideal solution for him. Watson announced that Massey, like his three classmates, all have permanent employment thanks to the program. “I feel very proud for getting my certificate today,” Massey said. Massey, Amrit Vashisht, José Izquierdo and Ben Hutterer received their certificates at a graduation ceremony at the mission on Dec. 5. The program started 10 years ago, based on Watson’s desire to teach others his love for cooking. “Someone gave me the opportunity to learn,” Watson said. “When I came here, I saw that something like this program was lacking and that we could help people learn.” The program went from Watson’s pipe dream to a program

which partners with St. Lawrence College. The training program offers students the ability to learn how to cook, courses in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, health and safety, the city’s food handler’s certification, standard First Aid and CPR.

Hydro Ottawa is teaming up with Trees Ontario, a non-profit organization committed to re-greening the province, to plant a tree for every new E-Billing customer enrolled during September through December.

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Incorporated in 1994, Trees Ontario provides financial and practical assistance to Ontario landowners who plant trees on their rural and urban properties. The organization works with more than 80 planting agencies to deliver its programs and raise awareness of the importance of forests, and is financially supported by corporations, small businesses, individuals and the government.

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There are two sessions each year, in the summer and winter. Students are required to attend three hour shifts from Monday to Friday to learn theoretical and practical training. Graduates have gone on to work in restaurants across the city, or have continued their training at Algonquin College. Many Ottawa Mission staff attended the graduation, including the kitchen staff, client services staff and family and friends. “I can’t say enough about this program,” Watson said. “This program works. I know it’s hard, but it works.” Massey and his classmates agreed. “It has made all the difference,” Hutterer said. “It got me sold to pursuing a career in baking.” Only 22 years old, Hutterer said he is going to continue his training with a pastry chef program at Algonquin. For more information about the mission’s food services program, please contact the mission at fstp@ottawamission.com.

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Mike Massey, centre, receives his Ottawa Mission Food Services Training certificate from the mission’s head chef Ric Watson and client services manager Jennifer Crawford on Dec. 5.

Before Trees Ontario was established, the provincial government provided its own treeplanting program, planting 20 to 30 million trees each year throughout the 1980s, says Robert Keen, registered professional forester and CEO at Trees Ontario.

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There will also be carolling around a Christmas tree, with Books on Beechwood hosting a story time at the store. The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at New Edinburgh Square at 420 MacKay St. Admission to the Flavours of Ottawa shows is free, but donations are welcome for the individual local food banks. Local food artisans at the market • Auntie Lulu’s Country Kitchen • Baccanalle • Bez Gluten Free • Carolina’s Box of Goodness • Chamomile Desjardins Hot Sauces • Hearty Bakery • Kawalsa • Heavenly Honey • Island Spiced • Just Wing’it

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Slow cooker beef and barley stew real comfort food

    

Lifestyle - A slow cooker is nice to come home to and the ideal appliance for cooking less tender but flavourful cuts of meat. Barley, a good source of fibre, thickens the stew without the need for flour. Serve this warming comfort food over mashed potatoes or with thick slabs of crusty whole-grain bread. Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: about 15 minutes. Slow cooker time: 8 to 10 hours. Serves four. INGREDIENTS

• 500 g (1 lb) stewing beef cubes • 25 ml (2 tbsp) vegetable oil • 2 onions, chopped • 2 carrots, chopped • 500 ml (2 cups) beef broth • 125 ml (1/2 cup) pot pearl barley, rinsed • 15 ml (1 tbsp) packed brown sugar • 15 ml (1 tbsp) tomato paste • 15 ml (1 tbsp) red wine vinegar • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) dried thyme leaves • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) pepper • 250 ml (1 cup) frozen peas, thawed PREPARATION

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Cook the beef until browned, in two batches if necessary. Transfer the beef to the slow cooker. Add the remaining oil to the pan and cook the onions and carrots a few minutes until lightly softened. Stir in the broth, barley, brown sugar, tomato paste, vinegar, salt, thyme and pepper and bring to a simmer. Pour it into the slow cooker, and cover and cook on low for eight to 10 hours (or on high for four to five hours) until beef and barley are tender. Turn off slow cooker and stir in the peas and let stand for 10 minutes to heat them. 

 

2013 CHRISTMAS HAMPER PROGRAM The Christmas season is moving quickly in on us, and before you know it will be here! For some, it is a time of joy, peace and family gatherings. For others, who may be having financial difficulties, it can become a stressful time of year. Operating out of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, the Barrhaven Christmas Hamper Program is focused on alleviating some of that stress. It works to pair individuals, families, groups and organizations that can provide a Christmas dinner hamper with a family who may need one. The goal is to help people in our community enjoy a holiday dinner! From November 1st to December 15th, Barrhaven families who require assistance or sponsors who may be able to provide a hamper may call the Barrhaven Food Cupboard Christmas Hamper Program at 613-825-4505. They will be asked to leave their name, telephone number and address, and will receive a call back shortly afterwards to confirm their contact details and other information. As calls are received, the dedicated volunteer team spends their time dispatching calls, matching families to sponsors, and performing call backs. In some cases, this committed team actually shop, assemble and deliver the hampers, depending on the degree of sponsor involvement. In 2012, the Hamper Team coordinated the delivery of 130 Christmas hampers to families in need!

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Winter preparation was a dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work at the old log house Mary Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memories MARY COOK

packing snow around the foundation, I was sure the house was warmer. But Mother was convinced nothing could take the chill off the icy floors. Inside, she did all she could to prepare us for the long cold days ahead. Blanket-stitched felt slippers, handmade after Aunt Bertha instructed Mother on how to sew them, were at the ready. All the braided rugs had been taken from under the

beds, and laid out all over the house. The front door would not be opened again until spring, regardless of who was calling. In the kitchen, the storm door had been attached in an effort to keep out the cold north winds that always seemed to rattle the windows as it swept across the yard and hit our house with force. Mother encouraged us, once the snow was there G%%&')'','&

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to stay, to enter the house through the summer kitchen. We were expected to stomp our feet thoroughly on the way in, and once inside we took off our boots and they were lined up like soldiers on a braided rug beside the wood box next to the Findlay Oval. We all wore felt insoles, and they were removed and propped against a block of wood to dry out over night. Both the back door and the one coming in from the summer kitchen would have smaller braided rugs rolled tight, and placed tight against the closed doors, in the hope that more of the winter drafts would be kept outside. But the biggest job of all was yet to come. It would take Mother hours. We would go off to Northcote School one morning, and come home to see every window downstairs plugged tight with worn-out work socks and strips of cloth from the rag bag. Using a butcher knife

to cram the strips into the window frame, the windows were made as wind-proof as possible. And as tightly as she could cram in the scraps of material, you could run your hand around the window frame and still feel the draft. Once the winter was there to stay, every window pane in the house would frost up and turn white, and we could no longer see outside. That is unless I engaged in one of my favourite pastimes in the winter: taking a fingernail and scratching designs on the frosted pane, or holding my thumb in the one spot until I had created a small hole, through which I could see a smidgen of the outdoors. The only heat in the house came from the kitchen cook stove, and the silver enamelled pipes that snaked through the kitchen, escaped through a hole in the ceiling, going through what passed for a bedroom shared by my sister

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and me, and finally feeding out into the chimney and the roof of the house. By the time the pipe reached upstairs, there was very little heat left to do much more than take the bitter chill off the bedroom. Our kitchen would take on a whole new appearance in the winter as well. The old pine table would have to be moved from in front of the window, over to a side wall, the bake table moved to the space left by the pine table, the wood box moved closer to the summer kitchen door, and the creton couch put at an angle. If this grand exchange did not take place, anyone sitting on the bench behind the table for a meal would be chilled to the bone from the window, in spite of the effort Mother put into keeping out winter drafts. During the winter months, prayers were said in the kitchen instead of upstairs.

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Coun. Steve Desroches, helps to cut the ribbon with John Stanton, owner of the Running Room, to celebrate the re-opening of the Running Roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flagship store on Bank Street. The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fill the Kettleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Run/Walk was held in conjunction with the store re-opening and was a fundraiser for the Salvation Army.

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

Dec. 12

$20 (children under 13, $10). Tickets available at Scotiabank, Bank at Fourth, and Bank at Glen, or reserved in advance by contacting sparrowsottawa@gmail.com.

Sir Robert Borden High School hosts their holiday Festive Fanfare which will have a melody of music from junior and senior bands, jazz band and glee club. Tickets can be purchased at the door at 131 Greenbank Rd. Show runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Through Dec. 15

Dec. 14 General Burns Community Association hosts its fifth annual Christmas party on from 2 to 4 p.m. at General Burns Community Centre, 86 Argue Dr. Children 12 and under are invited to create their own holiday crafts, play games and enjoy special treats. Hot chocolate, coffee and timbits. Donations for the Debra Dynes Food Bank will be accepted and passed on.

Dec. 15 Handel’s Messiah sung by Sparrows Children’s Choir, with orchestra Sinfonia Sacra, Amaryllis women’s and men’s choirs, St. Timothy’s Classical Academy Sacred Music Society at 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 952 Green Valley Cres. Reception to follow. Tickets

Bethel Pentecostal Church’s Gift of Christmas runs Dec. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. at 500 Viewmount Dr. Free admission. Donations accepted for the Christmas Exchange Program. More details at www. giftofchristmas.ca.

Dec. 19 Stem Cells for Brynn is holding a Holiday Pub Night at Greenfield’s in Barrhaven to raise money for these life saving treatments. To learn more about Brynn please visit www. stemcellsforbrynn.com. The Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m., in the ballroom of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. Julie Nesrallah, a sensational singing actress, will be the musical guest. To attend, please call Monique Bertrand at 613-737-6075 or visit R0012459542

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Visit with Santa, fun games, amazing raffle prizes, silent auction, refreshments and more at Prince of Wales Manor, 22 Barnstone Dr., from 1to 4p.m. Visit LivPolarBear. com in support of World Wildlife Foundation.

The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meet every Tuesday at the Barrhaven United Church, 3013 Jockvale Rd. Check out www.tops. org, call 613-838-5357 or email at cobillp@sympatico.ca First meeting is free; see what we are all about.

Dec. 22 Join the Barrhaven Presbyterian Church for Carols and a performance of What Child is This with guest performers Grace and John Carkner at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The event will be held at the Nepean Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4010 Strandherd Dr. in Barrhaven For more information visit ww.pccbarrhaven.ca.

Through Dec. 23 Ottawa Neighbourhood Services Fall Clothing Drive. Drop off your gently used clothing, shoes and boots at any Browns Cleaners’ locations and get 10 per cent off your dry cleaning. Christmas sale now underway at 10 Rideau Heights Dr. Call 613-728-3737 for details.

Through Jan. 5 Foyer Gallery presents Small is Good, a holiday exhibition featuring small works by local artists. Foyer Gallery is a non-profit artist run gallery located in the Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave., entrance 1. For information call 613-

“Glory in the Highest” Christmas Musical December 15 • 9:00am • 11:00 am • 2:00 pm Refreshments will be served at 1:30 pm

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Practise and improve your Spanish speaking skills at the intermediate and advanced levels. We are Los Amigos Toastmasters and we meet at the Civic Hospital, Main Building, Main Floor, Room 3 on Mondays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call Carole at 613-761-6537 or e-mail lucani@sympatico.ca for more information. You can also visit us online at amigos-tm.ca. Would you like to improve your communication and leadership skills? Carlingwood Toastmasters is a great place for you to learn. We meet Monday evenings from 6:308:30 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church, located at 2120 Prince Charles Rd. Please try to arrive 10 minutes early. For more information contact Darlene at 613-793-9491 or visit carlingwoodtoastmasters.org. The Active Living Club invites active seniors and adults 50+ to join us in the outdoor activities of hiking, cycling, canoeing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. All outings start at 10 a.m. from different locations in Ottawa/Gatineau, and range from 1.5 to 3 hours. The City of Ottawa offers these safe, healthy and fun filled outings, guided by first aid qualified leaders and tailored to different levels. Call City Wide Sports at 613-580-2854.

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The Barrhaven Community Concert Band needs musicians. Rehearsals will be held Tuesday evenings commencing Sept. 17. Please visit www. barrhavencommunityconcertband. com for details or email Lisa at Nudelman.lisa@gmail.com.

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The Hogs Back 50+ Club meets every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the front room of the Boys and Girls Club, 1463 Prince of Wales Dr. at Meadowlands and Hogs Back. Bring a bag lunch or come for cards, crafts, friendly chatter and camaraderie. Drop in and check it out. For info call Shirley at 613-225-8089.

Tuesdays & Fridays Tai Chi at Roy Hobbs Community Centre, 109 Larch Cres. on Tuesdays, except first Tuesday of each month, for beginner/intermediate levels 10:45 a.m. to noon. Fridays for intermediate/advanced levels 10:45 a.m. to noon. Contact Lorne at 613-824-6864 for details.

Wednesdays Line dancing for beginners at Eglise Saint-Remi, off Pinecrest starts in September. Ten sessions for $50. Organized by Club Soleil. Call Gaston at 613-829-9753. 632 Phoenix Royal Air Cadet Squadron meets every Wednesday evening 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph school, 6664 Carriere St. Open to youth age 12 to 18. No registration fee to join, however fundraising is required. Visit 632aircadets.com for more information.

Fridays Five-pin bowling league encourages senior citizens over the age of 50 to participate in an activity that provides regular moderate exercise. There is no registration fee. The league is a fun, non-competitive league; experience is not required. Bowling takes place between 1 and 3 p.m. at Walkley Bowling Centre, 2092 Walkley Rd. Participants are placed on mixed four-person teams. To register, please call Roy or Jean Hoban at 613-731-6526. R0012455802

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