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rebuild garners trustee support Broadview likely to drop on priorites list, board says Kristy Strauss

EMC news - After weeks of debate among trustees, Westboro’s Broadview Public School has been re-designated from a renovation to a rebuild on the board’s capital priorities list to be submitted to the province by the end of the month. However, Broadview, which is currently fourth on the list as a $5.5 million renovation project, could be bumped to a place lower on the list as a $15 million rebuild. The school’s placement and the final capital priorities list will be approved at a board meeting scheduled for May 8 before it is sent to the province by May 31. W.E. Gowling School in Carlington was also added to the list, recommended for $1 million in renovations. Earlier in the evening, trustees spoke out about the process of changing Broadview to a rebuild, an issue originally discussed at an April 11 meeting. Kanata trustee Cathy Curry called that meeting “horrible,” saying the process of adding Broadview as a rebuild hurts the public’s confidence in the trustees. “The saddest comment I’ve had in Kanata is, should we have buttons made,” said Curry, referring to the “Build a Better Broadview” buttons worn by parents representing that school. See SALE, page 9

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Hobbs shows off acting chops Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs made a cameo appearance in The Mikado, which ran for four performances at Adult High School on Rochester Street from April 26 to 29. The play was presented by the Savoy Society of Ottawa. From left are Rejean Mayer, Courtney Dinelle-Mayer, 7, and Hobbs during intermission on April 29.

Friends of Lansdowne case rejected by court Laura Mueller

EMC news - The Ontario Court of Appeal has unanimously rejected the Friends of Lansdowne’s legal challenge to the proposed redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, a decision the city says clears the way for it to move forward with the project. Meanwhile, the citizen group that brought the legal case says it hasn’t ruled out trying to appeal its case to the Supreme Court of Canada. Ontario Court of Appeal


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It marks the second time Ontario courts have ruled that city council acted in good faith when it struck a deal with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group to revitalize the publically-owned land. Mayor Jim Watson said he believes the Friends of Lansdowne were “genuine and sincere” in their opposition to the plan, which they characterized as a bad deal for taxpayers and questioned the legality of the sole-sourcing of the renewal contract to OSEG. “But even though some

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Carlington gets ready for first Family Fun Day

A new addition Clare Gardens Park received a brand new magnolia tree that will be added to the busy Westboro-area green space. Deb Chapman, left, and Christine Leadman help plant the new tree at the park on April 28. The day also welcomed volunteers who came out for the park’s spring cleanup.

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EMC community - Josh McJannett wants Carlington residents to feel a sense of community, where neighbours feel a place of belonging. “We want people to have that conversation over the fence and come out and have kids play together,� said McJannett, a member of the Carlington Community Association. To help get members of the community together, the community association will be holding the neighbourhood’s first-ever Family Fun Day at Alexander Park on Victoria Day. “This was a product of one of our community meetings,� said McJannett, adding the hockey tournament event the community association hosted was a huge success. “We wanted to build on that to bring people together and not just members of the community association.� The event, which takes

place on May 21, will feature a barbecue, three-legged race and craft tables. McJannett also said the community association has also partnered with different community groups, and he hopes the event will become an annual celebration. He said that the community association is looking to foster a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging and become a neighbourhood where people want to raise their children. “I hope increasingly people feel that (Carlington) is a destination,� McJannett said. On June 2, the community association will also take part in an annual yard and plant sale and on May 8 the association will hold its annual general meeting at Alexander Community Centre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information on the Carlington Community Association, visit their website at

the hallway and stairwell in the home. The two adjoining units sustained minor smoke damage. Residents and two cats were able to escape the home uninjured. Two adult males, one adult female and four children ages two, four, 12 and 14 have been displaced, and damage is estimated at $60,000 to the building and $40,000 for contents.

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Pius X teens promote mental health awareness Kristy Strauss

Teachers also taught lessons touching on topics like anxiety, stress and suicide awareness. Michelle Gauthier, the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice principal, said last year a group of Grade 12 students came forward and wanted to plan events to increase mental health awareness at the school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our commitment is to make Pius a place for everybody and if (students) are struggling, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help for them and places to go,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stress is normal and anxiety is normal, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not something to be embarrassed about.â&#x20AC;? Gauthier said students continued their interest in mental health this year, with a group visiting the Royal Ottawa


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From left to right Vanessa Bascelli and Angela Lombardo want to remove the stigma attached to mental health, and have been active in their schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mental Health Awareness Week activities. other young people is there is always help, whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re struggling with a mental ill-

ness or have a friend who is. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Talking will make things better and if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have

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EMC community - Vanessa Bascelli and Angela Lombardo say stress, depression and anxiety are major issues often faced by teenagers, but issues those young people are largely ill-equipped to deal with. The girls are part of a group of students at St. Pius X High School who want to bring mental illness to the forefront by showing students that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not alone and giving them the tools to cope. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It starts with tests, exams and friendships, and it can get very stressful,â&#x20AC;? said Angela, a Grade 12 student. The students recently took part in Mental Health Awareness Week at the school, which included a series of activities and guest speakers throughout the week to show students theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not alone, where to go for help and coping strategies. Over the week, students held events during lunch time and guest speakers like a naturopathic doctor, yoga teacher and mental health counselor taught students how to cope with mental health issues. Vanessa, a Grade 11 student, said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken a particular interest in the issue because she wants to be a psychologist someday She said one of the things she hopes to get across to

Mental Health Centre to learn more about it earlier in the school year. She also said members of school staff are interested in getting involved too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The staff are really excited about it and they feel like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing something,â&#x20AC;? Gauthier said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the right track and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to continuing.â&#x20AC;? While itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to educate staff, she said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even more critical to bring mental health awareness to students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Research tells us kids wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily talk to their teacher, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll talk to their friends,â&#x20AC;? Gauthier said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to empower the students.â&#x20AC;? Ottawa West EMC - Thursday, May 3, 2012



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City pushing ahead on Lansdowne work Laura Mueller

EMC news - Even before the fate of the Lansdowne Park reconstruction was decided by the courts, the city began looking to push forward with the ambitious project. A report approved by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finance and economic development committee on May 1 will allow work to begin on the remediation of contaminated soil and moving the heritage Horticulture Building. That work is recommended because the Friends of Lansdowneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legal challenge at the Ontario Court of Appeal had been preventing the city from finalizing its partnership with

the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. Although the original estimate for moving the Horticulture Building, which was stripped of its heritage designation to allow it to be moved, was around $2 million, city planner John Smit said in November of 2010, the city now says it will cost $5 million to move the structure, $1.3 million to renovate it, add an info centre and perhaps a cafĂŠ or restaurant, plus another $200,000 to relocate memorials and do related work and $3.8 million to rebuild the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foundation, for a total of $10.3 million. The Horticulture Building was built in 1914 and is



an example of prairie-style architecture. It was designed by Francis Sullivan, who was a student of famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It was scheduled for demolition in the early 1990s but was saved when it was designated under Part 4 of the Ontario Heritage Act in 1994. Currently, it is not open to the public and has fallen into disrepair, but it is structurally sound. Representatives from Heritage Ottawa, an advocacy group, appealed the decision to move the Horticulture Building to a provincial review board and won, but the city has the final say. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advisory committee on built heritage also recommended against moving the building. The city and its heritage consultant on the project, John Stewart, said the move is necessary to ensure the building can play a useful role in redeveloped Lansdowne Park and to allow for the construction of a parking garage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact of the matter is that it has to be moved,â&#x20AC;? Stewart said last November. The options presented were either to move the building twice (once to move it away to allow the parking garage to be built, and again to put it back

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The city wants to move forward with $12.6 million worth of work at Lansdowne Park. in place) or just once, to a new permanent location, an option that would present less risk of damage, Stewart said. The report also recommends going ahead with $3.7 million of work to clean up contaminated soil, remove asbestos before the Coliseum Building is torn down and related utility works. Capital Coun. David Chernushenko learned of the report only hours before it was posted on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website

on April 24. The councillor, who has strongly advocated for the community concerning the park, informed the Glebe Community Association at their monthly meeting that same night. He told the residents he was initially skeptical of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intentions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to know if they were hurrying it up, trying to push the reconstruction through,â&#x20AC;? Chernushenko said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was assured there would be no shortcoming of how

things are being followed. It appears that the way it is being presented is for any development on the land this soil remediation would need to be done.â&#x20AC;? Some preparation work has already been done by OSEG on behalf of the partnership with the city, including tenders to get prices for constructing the stadium, parking garage and site services. With files from Michelle Nash


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ever be dealt with the same way again. The city spent $1.25 million to fight Friends of Lansdowne legal battles, while the Friends have raised and spent around $300,000. No legal costs will be awarded to either side as part of the ruling. The Friends of Lansdowne said they will shift their focus to lobbying for public input throughout the remainder of the Lansdowne approval process, including a report in June that will require city council to give final approval to the financial arrangement with OSEG. The Friends will also be pushing for reforms to the Municipal Act to â&#x20AC;&#x153;protect the public interestâ&#x20AC;? and ensure the city must obtain environmental and heritage approvals before construction begins. At a press conference on April 30 at the Minto Suites Hotel Roger Greenberg, member of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment group, said he was pleased with the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an important milestone for us today to get this court of appeal decision,â&#x20AC;? said Greenberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were waiting for it for a considerable period of time, but as they say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;better late than never.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? If all goes according to schedule, Ottawa could see football and soccer at Lansdowne Park in summer 2014, Greenberg said. With files from Joe Lofaro, Metro News Ottawa


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City wants communities to connect, Hume says Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning summit introduces idea for new Neighbourhood Connections office Laura Mueller

EMC news - Amongst the talk of tall buildings and zoning certainty, a fresh idea to help neighbourhoods stood out at the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning summit on April 26. A new Neighbourhood Connections office will rise from the ashes of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s axed community sustainability department, which had its funding cut in the 2012 budget. Before that, the department was home to the neighbourhood planning initiative (NPI), which supported a successful Hintonburg pilot project looking at how a community can go beyond the technical trappings of land-use planning: the height of buildings, what may be housed inside them and how many parking spaces are needed. Instead, Hintonburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NPI found ways to connect projects so that the little details that make a community livable and desirable arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forgotten. That spirit will be captured in a new Neighbourhood Connections office, planning committee chairman Peter Hume

announced at the planning summit at the CE Centre. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new way for community members to connect with the city and paint a picture of how small projects can make a big impact, said Hume, the councillor for Alta Vista ward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city might become involved because of a development application, but other issues arise,â&#x20AC;? Hume said, such as the need to encourage childcare facilities to move into the area or a desire to plant more trees. The office will have a small budget but it will be able to undertake some projects itself, or connect communities with city resources and departments that can find solutions to whatever issues are identified, Hume said. The Neighbourhood Connections website will let neighbouring communities to jump on board with community-based projects and connect them to city hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resources. For instance, it may not be obvious, but Hintonburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NPI made for a more pleasant farmers market experience. When the city was repairing

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Wellington Street West, sidewalks and roads in the Parkdale Market area were built to accommodate the market, while taking into account drainage issues and trip hazards in the pedestrian-centric area. Some of those â&#x20AC;&#x153;peripheral issues,â&#x20AC;? as Hume calls them â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the things not directly related to zoning and land-use planning â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can get lost in the discussion, and the Neighbourhood Connections office will be there to make sure those issues are considered. For community members like Hintonburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paulette Dozois, neighbourhood planning goes beyond the acronyms and jargon of city hall â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great, co-operative approach,â&#x20AC;? Dozois said while speaking about the Hintonburg NPI last August. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way of looking at projects within the context of the whole neighbourhood, rather than just doing something that has to be done because time is up.â&#x20AC;? But Jay Baltz, another Hintonburg resident who is on the local community associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive, cautioned that the Neighbourhood Connections office will only be a useful tool if it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t serve as another layer blocking communities from accessing the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning department.

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Fare hike will hurt low-income residents: agency Access to Internet, credit and debit cards an issue, transit commission hears Laura Mueller

EMC news - A plan to get rid of bus tickets in favour of a new smart-card system raised concerns from advocates who fear the move will unfairly hike transit costs for low-income people and community organizations. Tickets would still be available for the foreseeable future, but with the roll-out of the Presto smart-card payment system for OC Transpo on July 1, paying with tickets will cost more per-ride than paying with the cash value people can load on to their new Presto cards. The move is intended to encourage people to switch to the Presto card, but delegates who spoke to the city’s transit commission on April 23 accused OC Transpo of unfairly increasing costs for the transit service’s most disadvantage customers. Low-income residents who take transit infrequently favour using tickets, said Tong Zhao-Ansari of the City for All Women Initiative and many don’t have easy access to the

Internet (or a phone) needed to top up the value on a Presto card. Some don’t even have a debit or credit card that would provide the funds to transfer. Those people would be limited to using cash to top up their Presto cards at city client service centres or OC Transpo sales centres (while tickets are available at hundreds of stores across the city). With tickets as their only viable option, a 15 per cent increase on tickets (compared to an overall fare increase of 2.5 per cent) is unfair, several advocates told the commission. “Why should people on low income and service agencies feel this increase so acutely?” Zhao-Ansari asked the transit commission on April 23. Low-income people also benefit from the ticket system because community service agencies like the Plant Pool Recreation Association hand out tickets so people can take transit to access their programs. With a jump in ticket prices and no comparable temporary pass option available through Presto when it rolls out, the

portant and one of the challenges the transit service will be looking at to find an alternate, Presto-compatible option for single rides or temporary use. ECOPASS MOURNED

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Advocates say low-income people will be at a disadvantage when OC Transpo adapts the new Presto pass program this summer. association’s Ida Henderson said the group will end up paying an additional 80 cents for each of the 330 swimming program vouchers it hands out clients of a family crisis centre. “We can’t understand how

we or others will be able to cope without a system like tickets or something similar,” Henderson said. While she understands the desire to provide financial incentives for riders to switch to Presto, Henderson asked for

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‘U-pass’ fares to be considered for Ottawa colleges Presto card means college students over age 20 must pay adult fare Laura Mueller

EMC news - With discounted OC Transpo passes for students over age 20 to be cancelled on July 1 as a part of the new Presto payment

system, the city is in talks with four Ottawa colleges about adopting something similar to the U-Pass. Student unions at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa approved the $180-

per-semester U-Pass to be included in student fees for each semester earlier this year. But colleges like Algonquin, La Cite Collegial, St. Paul University and Dominican College don’t have a similar pass

option. That may be changing, as the city has already begun talks about a U-Pass-like system with a couple of those colleges, Mayor Jim Watson told city council on April 25. Watson said college students have been expressing “a little bit of jealousy” of their

university-going peers. If the colleges sign on, something like a U-Pass probably wouldn’t be available until 2014, the mayor said. The launch of a new, Presto-centric fare schedule on July 1 will spell the end of the existing student pass, which is available for high school students and those who attend some colleges, including Algonquin. The electronic payment cards are tapped on card readers on buses and can be used

Two transit commissioners – public member Emily Rahn and Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches – were upset that the introduction of Presto will spell the end of the EcoPass program, a type of bus pass that could be offered by payroll reduction by employers that wanted to encourage transit use amongst employees. Rahn, who has used an EcoPass in the past, said the change will not only increase the cost of the pass, it will also take away some of the benefits such as payroll deduction. “These are core customers that have been using the system,” Rahn added. Desroches asked that the motion (approved by council on April 25) include instruction for OC Transpo staff to “develop a supportive and flexible program with Presto for local employers who wish to subsidize and or encourage transit use by employees.”

as a monthly pass or to carry a cash balance for individual trips. The system will be aligned with other Ontario jurisdictions that use Presto, including some transit systems in the Greater Toronto Area. That means student passes will only be available for people up to age 20, whereas now, there are student passes available for people enrolled in college even if they are older than 20. College students over age 20 who use OC Transpo will have to purchase an adult pass at $96.25 per month starting July 1. Currently, a student pass costs $75 per month.


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United Way announces $27M in funding allocations Michelle Nash

EMC news - A support system for parents with suicidal and mentally ill children and a culinary teaching program are among the more than 100 agencies set to receive support from the United Way Ottawa this year. On April 30, the United Way announced $27 million worth of investments in programs across the city, which will see 116 programs will receive funding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are here today thanks to the hard work and commitment of thousands of volunteers and more than 100,000 individual and corporate donors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; people and organizations who believe that they can make a real difference by being a part of United Wayâ&#x20AC;? said Rick Gibbons, United Way Board Chair. Jeffery Dale, who leads the committee in charge of making funding decisions, said it was extremely hard to choose one program over another. Daleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committee sifted through 193 proposals from 105 agencies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is incredibly tough to decide where the money will go,â&#x20AC;? Dale said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can be ag-

onizing because all programs and proposal are great and if we had more money, we would give it to everyone.â&#x20AC;? Phyllis Grant-Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organization, Parents Lifelines of Eastern Ontario, a support system for parents who have suicidal or mentally ill children was one of the organizations which received funding. A total of $54,486 from the United Way has helped make a group of volunteers become something much greater. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This funding is huge,â&#x20AC;? Grant-Parker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have networks of volunteers and we have been doing the best that we can, but with this money we will be able to formalize the organization,â&#x20AC;? A woman whose own son has battled mental illness, she said she understands first hand what it is like to feel lost when it comes to wanting to help an ailing child. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was given hope when I found my support system, this will offer many more parents the same chance,â&#x20AC;? Grant-Parker added. Her son Andrew has come a long way since the early years of battling his illness and is now a youth councillor for the organization.

Grant-Parker said she is very proud of her son. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is an inspiration,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That he has taken from being someone who has needed help to the position of helping others, I am just so proud.â&#x20AC;? Panini-Xpress, a program run through the Vanier Community Service Centre, has also received $43,441 in funding. The 12-week program helps individuals learn the trade of cooking and running a catering business. The call for proposals process was introduced last year and has changed the way the United Way hands out funding. To continue to help ease the transition for agencies no longer funded, $811,000 has been set aside as a transition fund. The 2011 campaign fell $1 million short of its $33 million goal. That shortfall in turn contributed to an overall decrease in revenue of $2.5 million. This means $340,000 less funding is available for the various agencies helped by the United Way. The decrease has also led the United Way to reduce staff by 13 positions.

Fire damages Parkdale church EMC news - The front doors of the Parkdale United Church were damaged during a small fire on Tuesday, May 1. Firefighters received a call that the main entrance of the church building was engulfed in flames just before 8 a.m. Two men were inside, attempting to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher while waiting for help to arrive. To gain access, fire crews forced open the doors to the main entrance, breaking away brick work around the frame of the doors in the process. Firefighters were able to contain the fire, with only a small amount of smoke damage. A basement room below the entrance suffered water damage. Assessing the damaged brick work, an Ottawa Fire Services

structural engineer has called in their Trench Rescue Unit to reinforce the front to prevent the front of the building from

collapsing. Damage is estimated at $20,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Holland Avenue Reconstruction Scott Street to 40 meters South of Tyndall Street The City of Ottawa has identified the need to replace the existing watermain on Holland Avenue from Scott Street to Tyndall Street. The watermain was originally installed between 1908 and 1922 and has reached the end of its service life.

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Funding partners and United Way Ottawa workers celebrated the announcement of $27 million to be invested in community programs and services across Ottawa.

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Cutting MP pay, pensions could help clean up politics


axpayers forked over at least $45,000 to Prime Minster Stephen Harper to enjoy a New York Yankees game and a Broadway show last Labour Day. That stories of a bloated sense of entitlement continue to pile up many years after the Liberal party was shown the door comes as little surprise to many. There’s little difference among parties that have held power in Canada, they lament. Certainly a segment of voters actually believed Harper

meant it, some 10 years ago, when he talked about grassroots decision-making and battling corruption in the federal government. That Harper would squander tens of thousands of dollars on himself during Labour Day, of all days, sends yet another message to the other side. The 99 per cent might get a day off, but it’ll cost them. True, the symbolic message doesn’t come close to Peter MacKay’s helicopter trip let alone Tony Clement’s alleged

misappropriation of $50 million. The examples of Conservatives gleefully blowing taxpayers money over the last few years could go on and on. But cutting heads off a blue Lernaean Hydra instead of a red one matters little. The point is both Liberals and Conservatives have little credibility left on matters of openness, accountability, corruption and other issues. Even their belief in free and fair elections – at least when in comes to the Conservatives – has become suspect.

So, what’s the answer to the downward spiral in Canadian politics? A possible contribution to reversing the decline comes from the right wing Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF). According to figures compiled by CTF, taxpayers contributed $23.30 last year for every dollar put into the parliamentary pension plan by MPs. “How do you explain to someone scraping for their retirement that Canada can’t afford $508 a month for a 65-year-old, when defeated 60-year-

old backbench MP Yasmin Ratansi got $2,758 a month after just seven years on the job,” asks CTF. MPs pensions are too high. MPs salaries are too high. And the numerous related perks are offensive to the average person. There is a fiscal argument for bringing down MPs’ compensation and reinvesting it in social programs. But the moral argument is more important. There is a relationship between escalating MP compensation packages and

the increasing sense of entitlement and corruption we’ve witnessed over the last couple of decades. It is clear that not everyone in federal politics is unethical. Some can take a six-figure salary and still put the interests of constituents and the nation ahead of themselves. It is equally clear, though, that the lure of big money attracts the greedy and selfindulgent. To explain away that basic truism with “Well, you have to pay top dollar for the best qualified people,” simply doesn’t fly anymore. The current situation is the proof.


Finding a needle in a big-box haystack CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


’ve been compiling a list of things you can’t buy in a shopping centre. It’s short so far, but it will grow, as stores get bigger and farther away. It goes without saying that you’ll never find that one little hardware part you need. You’ll have to buy a dozen. A surprising entry on the list is a newspaper. The other day I was in a shopping centre and realized there was no such thing as a newsstand. The drug store, didn’t have any. It used to be that you couldn’t avoid newspapers. A less surprising item that you can’t find in a shopping centre is a pump needle. You need to pump up your basketball, say, and you’re in a shopping centre, which has a sports store and a department store. But the department store’s sporting good section mostly sells exercise equipment and the sports store mostly sells clothes. You ask about a needle and get a funny look. Someone at the department store says go to Walmart. So next time I’m in Westboro I wander into Westboro Sports Centre on Richmond Road, which might have needles because it has bicycles and pumps. The guy doesn’t look at me funny. We do stock those, he says, but … and the “but” is that he just sold the last one. But … and then he disappears for a moment and comes back with a needle. I was using this one, but you can have it, he says, because I want you to feel special. Anybody got a basketball they want pumped? Now, I won’t say Westboro Sports is the only place in Ottawa that has a needle for your pump. Nor will I say that it is the only store in

Ottawa where people are friendly, informed and eager to help. It just happens to be one that is nearby. There is probably a favourite store in your neighbourhood, too, if you have a neighbourhood. Lots of people don’t, because of how cities have grown in recent years. Many people don’t have neighbourhood stores, they have shopping centres. And even the neighbourhoods are changing. The other day we were back at Westboro Sports to drop off a sympathy card for Doug Herbst, who died far too young after a lifetime at Westboro Sports. I’m sure we are not the only family in Ottawa in which three generations have bought bikes and skates at Westboro Sports. In the ‘70s, Doug’s father, Bill, helped us with hockey equipment, telling us what we needed for Tyke hockey, what we didn’t need so much, advice that saved us money that we would not have saved at the shopping centre. In the decades since, it was Doug, along with his brother Geoff, who helped out with bicycles and skates, most recently with our grandchildren. He will really be missed, but the store will go on because there are hundreds of people like us out there. You hope that there are enough of us to keep other small businesses going, in the face of overpowering competition from stores that can offer more, and cheaper, and giant parking lots, but won’t be able to tell you why one pair of skates is more suitable for a five-year-old than another and won’t be able to drop everything to fix some little thing that went wrong with a bicycle. We were looking at the changing face of Westboro and trying to figure out if there are any other stores left that were there when we first visited Westboro Sports. Even the Newport, in its present form, has been around only since 1988. Other stores are even newer. Eventually, more and more of them will become chains, as high rents drive the little guys out. Running a neighbourhood business is a challenge, but it’s made a lot easier when customers are loyal to the neighbourhood, because they know where to look for a needle.



What was your reaction to the Ottawa Senators’ Game 7 defeat in the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs?

How do you think the Ottawa Carleton Public School Board should prioritize its capital spending?

A) I was devastated. I’m a huge Sens fan

A) The schools in the inner urban

and really thought they could topple the Rangers.

area are in desperate need of replacement or renovation.

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B) The suburban schools are over-

eighth seed – what do you expect?

flowing and new facilities need to be built.

C) I’m a fan of a rival team, so I’m revelling in the Senators demise.

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find Facebook and the whole social media phenomenon frightening,” my mother said to me the other day. For years, I’ve been trying to convince my 50-something mother that social media could actually enrich her life, not damage it. “You could see pictures of the grandkids more often on Facebook,” I’ve told her. “You could find out through Twitter why the police are hovering on the corner.” “You could get more information about plants that work in your garden, or details and commentary on the Edinburgh Festival.” But I can’t seem to get mom past the notion that a) social media is simply an extension of the office water cooler, where people are gossipy and hurtful; and b) that there are any number of stalkers out there just waiting for mom to make her first post so they can creep on her life and steal all her jewellery when she’s out for groceries. “People often fail to realize that social media present a social canvas that anyone can use however they want,” says Neil Bearse, a social media expert and the associate director of Marketing for the Queen’s School of Business in Kingston. He says that everyone is in charge of what they’re posting and they’re also in charge of filtering what comes in. “If you have a Facebook friend or someone you’re following on Twitter and every time you interact it’s a negative experience, don’t be afraid to cut the cord.” Despite what mom thinks, social media can enrich our lives. Seen as an extension of

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse our social lives in the physical world, online media offers an opportunity to share and learn from people of like minds and interests. “With Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter, someone could be halfway around the globe and you can form a friendship with them, without the limits of time and geography,” says Bearse. There’s also the added value of live “conversations” on Twitter about finance or the federal budget or grocery deals that generally include posts from experts alongside regular people like you and me. It sounds great, but I’m still not sure how to get mom over her hang-up. “There’s often this perception that it’s technology, it’s difficult, and it’s not real life anyway,” says Bearse. “I would encourage people not to discount social media due to a technological hurdle.” And once you’re on there, don’t worry about what you’re going to say or how people are going to respond to your posts, says Bearse. In the vast world of social media, a single post can be pretty irrelevant. Instead of thinking of what you can contribute to the conversation, think about what the ongoing conversation can contribute to your life. “Twitter is truly a free-forall conversation,” says Bearse. “Once you start following a

hundred interesting people, you’ll see how inconsequential your own post can be. But the first time you do post a question like, ‘I’m going to Atlanta next weekend and I need a good restaurant,’ and you get 30 great recommendations in response from real people who have actually visited, you’ll start to see the value and the fear will subside.” GLOSSARY

Facebook: Facebook is a site people often use to keep in touch with friends and family. It’s a great place to post photos, ask trusted acquaintances for advice and see what’s going on in the lives of people you know. Twitter: Twitter is the great online conversation. More serendipitous than Facebook, you can choose who to follow and who follows you. Using the search function to find out what’s going on in your own city, cultural group, or find out information on a subject is a great way to get started. Pinterest: Pinterest offers people a way to share products, images and videos they like. Bearse describes it as “a large digital scrapbook of things you’ve seen while travelling across the web.” It’s a great way to connect with people of like interests and get recommendations.

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Broadview Parent Council co-chairs Claire Todd, left, and Liz Burgess listen to to delegations at a special business services committee on April 30 that saw the completion of the long-debated capital priorities list.

Board to mull Technical HS sale From REBUILD, page 1

“What I see happening in other communities is they’re saying we should be louder. I’d like us to do something with Broadview, but through the right process.” Trustee Jennifer McKenzie said she agreed that there needs to be a better process, but that Broadview as been on the priority list for years and there’s been “no significant investments since.” “We’ve had a lot of dialogue across the city and that’s been very healthy. It’s been difficult, but healthy,” McKenzie said. “As a board, we need to have in place a plan to look at how we fund new schools built across the district.” There was also some discussion on a proposal from trustees Donna Blackburn and

John Shea’s recommending the sale of the Ottawa Technical High School property at 440 Albert St. and using the proceeds to help fund capital projects in the urban core. Broadview parent Reid McDougall criticized the idea, saying it would only further divide the board into those schools inside the greenbelt and those outside it. He added the proceeds from the sale would be insufficient to address renovations in the urban areas and makes for an “unsustainable” solution. The sale proposal was briefly discussed, but trustees voted to revisit that option at a later meeting. Taz Mawji from the Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School council also spoke, saying a new addi-

Green leader May talks democracy in Barrhaven Kristy Strauss

EMC news - Green party leader Elizabeth May was among those invited to Barrhaven on April 28 to take part in a panel discussion about democracy in Canada. Joining her was Anita Vandenbeld, a former Liberal candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean, and Tyler Sommers of the group Democracy Watch. “We have to come together as a community and Canadians

in general to talk about issues and create dialogue that transcends governments, and that doesn’t just apply to the Harper government,” said Sommers as the discussion opened. “We need to fix these issues at their core.” The panelists spoke to an audience of about 50 at the Walter Baker Centre about what they claim has been a shift away from democracy under the current Conservative government.

Among the topics discussed were the ongoing robocall investigations and what the panelists characterized as an environment increasingly restricted media coverage under the Harper government. Ottawa West EMC contacted Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre’s office with a request for comment on some of the claims made by the panelists, but there was no response to the request at this paper’s deadline.

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tion for the Barrhaven school needs to be maintained on the capital priority list. She said the school is over capacity by eight per cent and there are already 10 portables on the site. “Students and staff are being short changed,” Mawji said. A new Kanata north elementary school is still highest on the list for a new school, while Mutchmor Public School is second, as it requires an addition/renewal to allow the board to execute its downtown accommodation plans. Speaking at the meeting, board superintendent Mike Carson said the Broadview rebuild wouldn’t come before the Longfields-Davidson Heights addition on the list.

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Be an Active Tourist: Walk or Bike Your Way to Health Written by Lorrie Levesque, B.A., B.Sc., Project Officer, Ottawa Public Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Branch

Being active is good for our physical and mental health. Getting active doesn’t mean spending hours May is physical activity month in Ottawa. It is a at the gym. It’s about making small changes that result great time to start being more active, to see the city in health gains. One way is to become an “active tourist” in your own city and neighbourhood: and to enjoy warmer weather. In the last 25 years, we have become less active. In fact, 68% of Canadian men and 69% of women spend the majority of their waking hours sitting, an average of 9 hours a day. We are spending more time in our seats and less time on our feet!

• Park your car and explore the heritage sites ( parliament-hill) downtown • Walk or bike along Ottawa’s many trails and paths You can improve your health by being an “active ( tourist” and enjoying all Ottawa has to offer. parks-paths/capital-pathway-recreational-pathscapital ) • Get into nature and have a fun hike with your family in the National Capitals Greenbelt (http:// greenbelt/things-to-do/hiking-walking-greenbelt ) • Borrow a pedometer (http://biblioottawalibrary. ca/en/main/library/card/using/other/pedometer ) from an Ottawa Public Library and count your steps as you visit the Tulip Festival (http:// )

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your health, but remember to be safe Written by Terry-Lynne Marko B.ScN., Public Health Nurse, Ottawa Public Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Branch

Walking is good for your health. It is a free and easy way to travel to school, work or to run an errand, but it is important to be safe. For example, a child who talks on the phone while crossing the street, has a one in three chance of being hit by a car. You and your family can enjoy a safe walk with a few simple safety tips:

Be aware • Put away anything that distracts you, like cell phones and handheld music devices • Make eye contact with drivers and cyclists before you step off the curb, and make sure they will stop for you • Walk on the sidewalk or if no sidewalk is available, on the street towards traffic

Be noticed

• Walk with a friend or in a group • Wear bright coloured clothes • Walk across the street at a designated crossing • In the evening, wear clothes that reflect light

Walking is a great way to stay healthy and see the city. Go for a walk today and enjoy. Visit Safe Kids Canada to find out more information on walking safely.

Be a teacher

Around the age of 10 years old, children learn how to judge distance, depth and speed of cars. • Teach and show your children how, when and where to cross the street • Help your children to be confident • Start on quiet streets and over time, teach them to be safe in busier areas

Be comfortable • • •

Wear comfy clothes and shoes Use sunscreen Drink plenty of water

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Preparations underway for Central Park centennial Michelle Nash

Both Persohn and parks committee chairwoman Elizabeth Ballard felt the signiďŹ cance of the newly instated heritage district, which lies adjacent to the park, makes the duo-event a perfect ďŹ t. City council voted in favour of the eight-year long study to designate the Clemow Estates in July 2011. The small heritage-designated area includes Clemow Avenue from Bank Street to just beyond Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Street. The Ottawa Improvement Commission, now known as the National Capital Commission are credited for creating Central Park as one of the ďŹ rst largest park in Ottawa.

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Central Park in the Glebe is celebrating its centennial this year. A walking tour and heritage party are part of the events organizers are planning for June 19.

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Hintonburg artist strives to get people thinking Kristy Strauss

EMC entertainment - Jacqui du Toit’s big brown eyes go wide and a smile stretches across her face as she talks about the arts. As she describes the days of living on a South African university campus filled with arts students, her feather earrings jingle as she makes huge motions with her arms. “It was the best, most amazing four years ever,” du Toit said. “I was just surrounded by all these amazing, creative people just inspiring and feeding off each other.” She took this experience at the University of Cape Town and is currently creating the same artistic environment at the Patrick John Mills Contemporary Fine Art Gallery in Hintonburg, where she and other performers lead Theatre Nights which take place at the gallery on the last Friday of every month. “I hear people speaking here (after a performance) and they say it makes them think,” du Toit said. “It gets them thinking, and I try to work like that.” She originally came to Ottawa in 2008 to join the circus and later met her partner while working at a coffee shop. However, when du Toit got pregnant with her daughter, she was faced with the decision to move back to South

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Jacqui du Toit heads her own theatre company, 8th Generation, which performs at the Patrick John Mills Contemporary Fine Art Gallery in Hintonburg. The event, called Theatre Nights, takes place at the gallery on the last Friday of every month. Africa, and gave birth there. The couple later returned to Canada because of her partner’s work. Throughout the pregnancy and moves, she continued her passion for the arts, performing with a theatre company


and taking part in the Vagina Monologues which was translated into Afrikaans for the first time ever. “It was an amazing experience,” du Toit said, adding she made the decision to come back to Canada so her new


family could be together. She got back in touch with her Ottawa contacts in Hintonburg, which included Mills. She began to perform solo pieces at the gallery’s exhibit openings. “It was the first time I ever

got to perform my own work and it was an amazing challenge and so refreshing,” du Toit said. “I felt like this was what I was missing. There’s a message. You’ve got a crowd and you’ve got an audience and I want people to think

about what I’m trying to show. Sometimes I don’t know what it is I’m showing you, but I want to put thought into every action and ignite something in you.” Du Toit said her inspiration came from a theatre company from back in South Africa, which was about street performance and “raw theatre.” “I love the nakedness, the texture, and engaging in the audience and having that relationship,” du Toit said. “It’s just more real and this is what I want to work for.” From there, she put out a call for emerging artists to be part of the events and called it 8th Generation. “I want something more real for up and coming artists and let them know there’s another way of theatre that you can do in the raw,” she said. “You can have poor theatre and make it much more engaging for the audience.” And just like being on her university campus in Cape Town, du Toit loves the idea of combining all types of art, from dance to drama to painting. “We don’t have a proper stage or proper lighting . . . but we’re planting the seed,” du Toit said. “I think it’ll take off really, really well if we make sure we’re starting an artistic community for people to create, collaborate and share a space together.”


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Hintonburg artist strikes balance on canvas Kristy Strauss

EMC entertainment - A mother and daughter visiting Orange Gallery on a Saturday afternoon are so impressed with Gwendolyn Best’s work, they want her autograph and a picture taken with the Hintonburg-based artist. “I’m a little stunned by that,” said Best of the encounter. “I didn’t expect this.” The artist currently has paintings on display at the gallery showing animals like

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mas,” she said. As a young woman in the 1970s, Best attended Skidmore College in upstate New York and studied painting, drawing and art history. But when she moved to Ottawa, got married and became a mother, Best said she put painting on hold for a while. “I found it a big deal to have children,” she said. “I did very little when they were babies.” Best got back into art when her children started school and she said she’d often paint backdrops for school plays and taught painting. Now that her children are grown, Best has found more time to paint. One of the artist’s friends, Dagmar Rathjen, encouraged her to start displaying her work at local galleries. Best started painting animals like crows when she got involved in a nature series hosted by Billings Estate. “It was really nice, partly serious and partly funny,” she said. “For that show I did 27 crows and it was a lot of fun.” Best then turned her attention to painting cats, placing the dark animals against stark abstract backgrounds. “It’s this airy fairy world and then there’s this cat or crow, right there,” she said. “If it’s too airy fairy, you can drift

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Hintonburg-based artist Gwendolyn Best has an exhibit on at Orange Gallery with works that focus on rats, cats and bats. away to Never-Never Land or if it’s too in your face, it can be too intense. I like the combination of the two things.” Best said she doesn’t have a specific message she’d like to come through in her work, but she draws on her personal compassion for the underdog

as inspiration when painting the animals in her work. “I like the underdog,” she said. “None of my animals (in the painting) are angry and they’re animals that no one has given enough credit to.” She said her work isn’t about wanting people to un-

derstand what she’s thinking, but more what she cares about in life. “I really care about these little creatures and since I care about them I want to paint them,” Best said. “And if other people can care about them, then that’s nice.”





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int is one of the most versatile herbs for the kitchen. It can be used in soups, salads, sauces, jellies, desserts, even cookies. It can be used to make either hot or iced tea, yet its flavour also complements cooked lamb and trout. You can chop the leaves, add them to melted butter and drizzle it over cooked new potatoes for an old-fashioned English dish. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipe appeared in my column several years ago and was so popular that I wanted to pass it along to anyone who may have missed it. It makes a cookie thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s similar to shortbread, but with the flavour of fresh mint. It will be another month or so before the new mint is ready to pick. Look for it in late May or early June at farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; markets, or ask friends and neighbours if they have some in their gardens. To make these cookies, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need about 12 stems of mint with full-grown leaves.

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Mother shows disapproval with ‘the look’


y sister Audrey said Mother had what she called “the look.” She said it was worse than a slap on the side of the head. It didn’t take me long to figure out what she meant after I was subjected to “the look” when I committed a minor act of disobedience in front of a neighbour. She had dropped in for tea one afternoon. All I did was take the first cookie off the plate, which I learned very quickly, was just not done until the guest was first served. I got “the look” and quickly put the cookie back on the plate, which earned

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories me another “look.” I was then faced with the problem of trying to figure out how to correct my social error, so I decided the best thing to do was re-take the same cookie and get out of there. Which I did and then I ran out of the house and practically swallowed it whole as I passed through

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the summer kitchen. Mother used “the look” a lot when we went to church. If any one of us five kids squirmed too much for her liking, we got ‘the look.’ If that didn’t work, it was followed by a sharp jab on the knee. Mother was able to accomplish the jab without taking her eyes off the pulpit, which always amazed me. I could never figure out how she knew who was acting up without even looking our way. This confirmed for me what Audrey once said: Mother had eyes in the back of her head, although I was never able to actually see that she had an extra set of eyes under her thick black hair. My brother Emerson said her jabs were sharp as a knife. There was never any comment with ‘the look.’ It was enough to send the message of her disapproval. It was often directed towards Father, who paid abso-

lutely no attention at all to it. Mother could never get used to Father cooling his tea in his saucer. Although he did it almost every meal and as Audrey said, she should have been used to it by now. Mother would send him “the look” as soon as he tipped the tea out and then carefully lift the saucer to his lips, often giving it a few soft puffs of air first. And of course, if any one of us acted up during a meal, that was enough to warrant “the look.” Don’t put too much food in your mouth at once, don’t make a stab for the last sausage on the platter, remember to say please and thank you and heaven help you if you were caught with your eyes open during Grace. Those misdemeanors all deserved “the look.” Well away from earshot, Emerson once said Mother must have had her eyes open herself during Grace to see one of us breaking this cardinal rule. Audrey reminded Emerson that Mother could see things when no one else could. Mother’s whole face changed when she was giving “the look.” She had sharp brown eyes and she would bring them down to thin slits and even though you could barely see the pupils, they could bore right through you.

Her eyebrows came together and formed a straight line across her forehead. Sometimes she would purse her lips as if getting ready to say something, but she didn’t need to utter a word. “The look” was enough.

Mother used ‘the look’ a lot when we went to church. If any one of us five kids squirmed too much for her liking, we got ‘the look.’ If that didn’t work, it was followed by a sharp jab on the knee. Mother had to be close to you to administer her next form of reprimand if “the look” didn’t work. She wouldn’t think twice of giving the brothers a sharp swat on the side of their head. Sometimes it hit the ear dead-on. Emerson said when that happened; his ears rang for three days. Audrey said he was exaggerating. For reasons I was never able to figure out, Audrey and I were subjected only

to “the look.” I could count on one hand the number of times I took a slap on the ear. That probably had more to do with the fact that my sister and I rarely got into serious trouble. And we certainly never came to blows like the three brothers did. My older and much wiser sister said girls were expected to act like ladies. That meant good manners, gentle behaviour and certainly never stoop to physical attacks unless absolutely necessary. As my sister got older, she started to develop “the look” just like Mother. My three brothers completely ignored her, knowing full well she would have met her match if she had to resort to slapping them on the side of their head if “the look” didn’t work. I tried “the look” on Emerson once. He managed to put me in the ice part of the ice box one day, almost giving me a heart attack. He was too big for me to cuff him on the side of the head when he let me out, so I gave him what I considered my most hateful “look.” He ran from the house laughing his head off. I figured I had a long way to go before I mastered “the look” like Mother and Audrey.



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Bluesfest 2012 goes a bit â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;electronicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kristy Strauss

EMC entertainment - While this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bluesfest lineup will certainly have an electronic-focused feel to it, the annual summer music festival is also bringing back some old favourites, include hip-hop and classic rock acts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole electronic medium had taken off in the last two or three years, and we made an effort to include it in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event,â&#x20AC;? said Mark Monahan, Bluesfestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something every night actually for people (who enjoy) that music without forgetting other types like rock, rap and classic rock. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty good mix.â&#x20AC;? Bluesfestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 lineup was announced at a launch party held at the Canadian War Museum on April 24. As part of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme, called Electrofied, Monahan announced some of the electronic acts and DJs who will make it to the Bluesfest stages this year. Some of the highlights include LMFAO, an electropop duo from Los Angeles who will be performing on the main stage July 5 at 9:30 p.m. AWOLNATION, a solo project of multi-instrumentalist Aaron Bruno will be performing July 4 at 9:30 p.m. at the River Stage. On the electronic side, other performers include DJs A-Trak and TiĂŤsto

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Hike aims to raise thousands for palliative care centre Michelle Nash

EMC news - This year’s edition of an annual hike to support an Old Ottawa South palliative care center is looking to raise more money than ever before. The five-kilometre Tracy Arnett Hike for Hospice, taking place this year on May 6, sees participants make their way through the streets of Old Ottawa South. It’s the hospice’s second largest fundraiser and as a way to mark the event’s 10th anniversary, organizers an-

nounced a fundraising goal of $120,000. For the past three years, Tracy Arnett volunteers at the Hospice at May Court and for 10 years, the Old Ottawa South realtor has leant her time to the cause. Arnett said the event is very important because the hospice palliative care is underfunded. “I don’t think the fundraising goal is out of reach,” Arnett said. “This event is very important because $1.3 million dollars needs to be raised every year for the hospice to

offer the kind of care they do.” The event will have top prizes for the highest fundraisers, lunch from local restaurant The Red Apron and music by the Trillium Dixieland band, a visit from Rays Reptiles, belly dancing, a silent auction and face painting. Arnett said she spends one day a week volunteering at the hospice and finds the experience incredibly rewarding and peaceful. “You do a lot,” Arnett said. “You bathe, feed and spend

time talking to the families. But I could go there everyday. I always tell people it is like the Fairmont Hotel in there,” The not-for-profit organization is located in Old Ottawa South and features a nineroom palliative care home. Getting emotional at times when she talks about the hike, Arnett admits it is something very near and dear to her heart. “It can be a very emotional day, you see family members who had a loved one at the hospice,” Arnett said. “The hike has gotten bigger and

bigger because more families who realize how important a place like this is needs support,” Executive director of the hospice, Dave Hogberg, said the hike is a great community event. “We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and are so grateful for our committed supporters.” Hogberg said. Registration for the hike is $25, which covers a shirt, coffee, lunch and snacks and entertainment. The hike begins at 9 a.m. at the hospice, 114 Cameron Ave.



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Not only is Nordion Inc. – where he is the CEO – one of the world’s leading providers of medical isotopes for diagnosis and treatment of the disease, the company is also the title sponsor of Ride the Rideau, eastern Ontario’s largest singleday cancer fundraiser. Last September, just after riding 100 km from Ottawa to Merrickville in Ride the Rideau, which is organized by The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, West was diagnosed with nonHodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer which attacks the body’s immune system. As an avid athlete, he never thought it would happen to him. Not expecting to hear the words, ‘you most likely have cancer’ from his doctor, West was alone when he received his diagnosis. After the initial shock, the hardest part was going home to deliver the news to his wife, Eunice. “The emotional impact of having cancer is huge for you and your family,” he said. “It was such a shock… To go home and tell your wife that the doctor told me I most likely have cancer just shakes you to

Nordion CEO and cancer crusader Steve West will be returning to Ride the Rideau after successfully battling cancer earlier this year. your very foundation of your roots. You can’t imagine what it’s like.” Never one to give up hope, West continued to work and follow his rigorous sports training regimen while receiving treatment at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre (TOHCC). Coincidentally, the treatment he received included participation in a clinical trial – the main fundraising focus of Ride the Rideau. Earlier this year, surrounded by his family, West marked the

end of his treatment by ringing the ceremonial victory bell in the Chemotherapy Unit of TOHCC. More than ever, he realizes the importance of supporting cancer care at The Ottawa Hospital and research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. In addition to returning as title sponsor for the third year of Ride the Rideau, West is also captaining his own team on September 8, 2012. While the company has set “a stretch goal” of $70,000, West has committed to personally raising half of that amount. “When I began supporting the efforts of The Ottawa Hospital to improve cancer care in our community, I never thought I would be a patient here myself,” he said. “I experienced firsthand what the support of events like Ride the Rideau do,” he said. “It makes such a difference. Thanks to the treatment I received at The Ottawa Hospital, I’m here for my family, my work, and to cycle another day.” To support Steve West’s ride, or to register for Ride the Rideau, visit

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Glebe history buff gets some help with heritage project Michelle Nash

get ordinary people and communities interested in heritage was to write about the stories of the historical figures who lived in the houses and then talk about architectural merits of the buildings,” he said. “People connect better to stories about other people, and their eyes glaze over if you spend too much time describing architectural terms,” The Heritage Ottawa grant program was created in 2008 to support heritage projects. With

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Leslie Maitland, president of Heritage Ottawa, presents the 2011 Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Grant to Glebe resident Andrew Elliott. Also shown are David Flemming, chairman of the grant selection committee, Janet Irwin, widow of the late Gordon Cullingham and Lynn Armstrong, who will work with Elliott on his research project. who lived in them,” Elliott said “As I continued to write about the buildings over the next few years, I learned about more technical architectural terminology as well as best practices in heritage conservation.”

About three years ago, he started researching and writing about the history of buildings in the Glebe for the Glebe Report, and the community association’s heritage committee asked him to join.

Elliott credits his time as a columnist for his ability to inspire others to want to learn about heritage. “I learned long ago, when I first started writing for the newspaper, that the best way to


EMC community - A Glebe resident with a keen interest in the area’s heritage will have the chance to document that history thanks to a grant from an Ottawa advocacy group. Andrew Elliott was recently awarded the $1,000 Gordon Cullingham Research and Publication Grant by Heritage Ottawa, which he’ll use for expenses related to his proposed heritage research project in the Glebe. He is enlisting members of the Glebe Community Association heritage committee to help him with the project, which will examine the histories of nearly 135 buildings in an area between Monkland and Clemow avenues from the Rideau Canal to Bronson Avenue. Elliott is looking forward to getting his neighbours interested in the history of the area. “In the case of the Glebe, and in particular my project regarding Clemow Avenue, I want people to get excited about the interesting and important people who lived in their houses before them,” Elliott said. “How these people were key to the development of both the Glebe and Ottawa. Also, particularly with Clemow, I want people to see how good urban planning can work to create an environment that promotes visual harmony between the street and the houses.” The Parks Canada archivist, who works on the Canadian Register of Historic Places, came to the field of heritage conservation in a round-a-bout way. Five years ago while living in Peterborough, he was inspired by many of the old buildings there and started writing a newspaper column about the subject for the Peterborough Examiner. “At that point, I was interested primarily in old stuff, in the aesthetics of old buildings, in the stories about the people

two types of grants available, a $1,000 for a research grant and a $2,000 publication grant, Elliott said he is happy to have this opportunity to continue to work on researching heritage in the Glebe. “I do what I do because the craftsmanship of historic places, at least up to the 1950s has resonance with me, and that somehow I feel connected to a period of time in history that is now mostly out of reach,” Elliott said.


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Walking for water The Aveda Walk for Water in support of WaterCan walked from the Cartier Square Drill Hall to Parliament Hill and throughout downtown Ottawa on Sunday, April 22 for Earth Day. The six-kilometre walk represented the average distance that someone in a developing country would have to walk to get clean water. Paul Dewar and Yasir Naqvi spoke to the participants about the importance of WaterCanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work.



    City of Ottawa staff have recommended that Crystal Beach homeowners should not pay a levy to upgrade the abandoned St. Thomas school property at 9 Leeming Drive. I have always opposed this levy because the vast majority of Crystal Beach homeowners I have spoken to do not want it. In 2009, the former city council voted to buy the abandoned school property for $2 million and recoup the money through a property tax levy on Crystal Beach homeowners. Each homeowner would have to pay between $3,350 and $3,740 extra on their property taxes. Almost every Crystal Beach homeowner that I spoke to opposes this levy. On May 1st, City staff recommended that the levy be abandoned and the City sell most of the property. A parcel of land will be used to enlarge Maki Park.

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I have committed to seeing more amenities for residents in this area through smart redevelopment of Maki Park in the years to come.

 I am hosting my second annual Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Tea on May 10th at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. Join me for an afternoon of tea, coffee, light snacks and entertainment. There are lots of great prizes to be won. Tickets are free and everyone is welcome but you must register to attend. Get your tickets at or by calling my ofďŹ ce at 613-580-2477. Special thanks to Bayshore Shopping Centre, Bayshore Home Health and The Westwood by Revera Retirement Living for their generous sponsorship of this event.

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This summer and fall, the City of Ottawa will replace the sanitary sewers and the watermain on Woodroffe Avenue between Baseline Road and Highway 417. Construction is scheduled to begin by June 2012 and all underground work and base asphalt paving is expected to be completed in the fall of 2012. The ďŹ nal asphalt paving will be completed in the spring of 2013. Two lanes of trafďŹ c between Baseline Road and Highway 417 will be open for northbound trafďŹ c only. More information about this project is available on the City of Ottawa web site at CAP107801.

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2012 Ontario Budget: Strong Action for Ontario By Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre

Building a stronger Ontario requires strong action and the right choices. The 2012 Ontario Budget lays out the government’s fiveyear plan to keep Ontario on track to balance the budget by 2017-18, while protecting education and health care in Ottawa. The single most important step we can take to grow our economy is to balance the budget.

EMC news - Watson’s Mill is inviting the entire community to have a blast from the past as it kicks off another season on Saturday, May 5. Educational officer Cam Trueman said the mill will open to the public at 10 a.m. and will include a community barbecue, jazz band and milling demonstrations. The museum’s millers will perform the “first grind of the season” at the mill between 1 and 3 p.m. that day, and the community can shop the first day of the museum’s summer-

long used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trueman said the mill has a truly exciting line-up of events planned for the spring and summer, with an added twist of mystery as the mill adds a paranormal investigation event, a ghost camp for kids and a murder mystery dinner at the end of August. The paranormal investigation will be lead by the Haunted Ottawa Paranormal Society on July 28, taking those interested in the spirit world on a walk through the mill in search of spiritual presence. “It’s for those people who

are really interested in using the equipment, setting it up, and learning what they’re looking for,” Trueman said, noting the society comes equipped with things like infrared cameras, night vision cameras, and electronic voice phenomenon recorders. In August, kids can also explore the mill’s spiritual side during a week-long ghost camp, which will offer a mix of experiments with paranormal investigation equipment, games and crafts for a frightfully fun week at camp. The murder mystery planned for Aug. 24 will take a

more modern angle on mysterious happenings, with a “Sam Spade kind of ‘40s mystery,” Trueman said. The mill’s favourite programs are also back by popular demand, the beer, wine and scotch tasting events will return. Milling demonstrations will take place Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. The Raise the Roof concert series kicked off again in April with a performance by Reverend Ernie Cox. The next concert will take place at 2 p.m. on May 27. For event details visit www. or call 613692-6455.

We will keep full day kindergarten for our early learners and protect small class sizes. By making these choices, we will protect 20,000 education jobs. We remain committed to the 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant for eligible full-time undergraduate university and college students, and we will continue to move forward with building new libraries at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. A strong education system will keep Ontario competitive in a demanding global economy. We will keep wait times short for key surgeries and reform our health care system to provide the right care, at the right time and in the right place. The government remains committed to health care in Ottawa and will move forward with the planned redevelopment of the Ottawa Heart Institute, expanding Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Hawkesbury Hospital and building the Orleans Health Hub. A strong health care system will ensure our workforce in Ontario is healthy and productive. To help create jobs and spur economic growth in Ottawa, the government is moving forward with planned infrastructure projects including fixing “the Split” on the Queensway and completing the Hunt Club interchange. Our $600 million commitment to Ottawa light rail transit is firm. Additionally, the Eastern Ontario Development Fund will continue to provide essential support to entrepreneurs in our region, spurring economic development.

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The status quo is not an option. We all have a role to play to meet our goals. Our government is making the right choices that speak to the needs of all Ontario families. These choices will achieve the highest value for their hard-earned tax dollars. To meet the goal of a balanced budget, our plan includes maintaining a low rate of growth in spending. The government will achieve this by transforming the way it delivers the vital public services that Ontarians have come to rely on by making service delivery more efficient and cost effective. The plan includes $17.7 billion in savings and actions to contain costs over three years while increasing revenues by $4.4 billion without raising taxes. That means the accumulated deficit will be $22.1 billion lower in 2014-15 than if no action were taken. The choices we are making are the right choices for today’s challenges. They are fair, balanced and reasonable. Success will take time and an unwavering commitment – but we will get there, together. For more information about the 2012 Ontario Budget, please visit or, or call my Community Office at 613-722-6414. http://


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EMC news - Lowertown residents had the opportunity to view the latest plans for a major city project to revitalize the oldest urban park in Ottawa during a public consultation on April 23. Established in 1852, Jules Morin Park, once known as Anglesea Square, became the first piece of land the city of Ottawa set aside for public use. Currently the park is two tiered; with two baseball diamonds and a field house on one level, and a playground structure and wading pool on the other. The plan is to make the park all one level with a new field house and sports field. Speaking at the consultation, Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury said it is important for the park to remain an urban public space accessible to all. A number of Lowertown’s parks have received upgrades in the past few years. Starting in 2009, residents rallied to renew Bordeleau Park and Bingham Park. Now it is Jules Morin Park’s turn. In early 2011, at the request of residents, Fleury’s office, with the help from the Lowertown Community Resource Centre, formed a committee dedicated to Jules Morin Park.

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Kristen Holinsky attended the public consultation for the revitalization of Jules Morin Park in Lowertown on April 23 and said she is looking forward to using the public space once renovations are complete. Early plans to replace the wading pool with a splash pad, the most used one in the city, were withdrawn when residents strongly opposed the move. The much-loved wading pool will remain, and will feature a retaining wall that can serve as a seating area.

Renee Proteau, the urban planner for the revitalization project, unveiled a number of other features at the consultation, including an expansion of the community garden, a play structure for children and a new field house. According to city data, the

two baseball diamonds at the park were not frequently used, making a soccer field a better use of the space. “An open field leaves more options,” Fleury said. And aside from some fencing near the soccer field, all existing fencing will be re-

moved to make the area much more inviting. “This will eliminate the dog park feel some residents raised,” Proteau said. The park project is working in partnership with the Ottawa Senators charity organization, the Sens Foundation, which is

planning to build a neighbourhood ice pad as part of the Rink of Dreams initiative. Area resident Lori Clifford, a mother who on two different occasions has found needles in Lowertown parks, asked what type of precautions were being considered to address discarded needles. Working with the police and Crime Prevention Ottawa, city staff said it is being very mindful of such issues. “It will be a changed park because the two grades will be gone,” Proteau said “The idea is when you bring legitimate users into the park, the illegitimate users will leave.” Clifford agreed. “It will eliminate the danger,” she said. “If this gets cleaned up and people are always using the park, they won’t want to bother you.” The rich history of the 153year-old park will highlighted as well. Announced at the consultation, city staff said a number of ideas are in the works to ensure the heritage value of the park is not ignored. Full programming for the park is still to be determined. It will be closed when construction begins in 2013 and Proteau said the park will be ready by summer of 2014. The project, funded by the city and the Ottawa Senators will cost close to $2 million to complete.

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JORDAN ID#A141861 This spayed female, brown tabby and white Domestic Shorthair cat is approximately five years old. She was surrendered to the shelter by her owner on April 2. Jordan is a larger cat who loves to be cuddled. She is very affectionate and gets along well with children and adults. Jordan enjoys the company of other cats who respect her space when she needs it. This charismatic kitty needs a home where she can feel safe and loved – she can be a little bit shy at first and her nervousness can make her lose her appetite, but give her a chance to warm up and you’ll have a life-long companion. For more information about these or other animals available for adoption, please call the Adoption Centre at 613-725-3166 ext. 258 or visit



The Ottawa Humane Society warns cat owners not to allow cats to access apartment balconies, terraces or open windows. If your cat falls, it can result in serious injuries or even death. The OHS Rescue and Investigation Services team responds to countless emergency calls each year about cats that have fallen from apartment balconies. Injuries sustained in a fall like this – what veterinarians refer to as ‘high-rise syndrome’ – are 100 per cent preventable. “In the spring and summer we see an increase in the number of cats that


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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: May 3-6 Lakeside Players present Schoolhouse - a heart warming play about a 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one room schoolhouse teacher and her pupils. The play takes place at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre (Carling/Pinecrest). Ticket prices are $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors/students. For tickets, call 613-667-2224 or visit: www.lakesideplayers. com. May 5 The Labrador Society will hold its annual reunion gala. The event will bring together â&#x20AC;&#x153;expatâ&#x20AC;? Labradorians and friends of Labrador living in the National Capital Region, which is now in our 22nd year! The gala will feature east coast music by the Wandering Minstrels. The gala takes place at 6 p.m. at RCAF Officers Mess, 158 Gloucester Street downtown, with parking next door. Dinner and dance tickets are $40, and for the dance only is $20. Tickets must be reserved in advance. For information or reservations, call Hannie at 613-722-9240. Nepali Gala takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the First Unitarian Congregation, located at 30 Cleary Ave. The event will include sales, silent auction, dance performance , and dinner in aid of women


and children at the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foundation of Nepal. Donations are gratefully accepted (cheque or cash). Reservations are necessary by emailing: nepaligalaottawa@gmail. com or by contacting Judy Dunlop 613-728-9282.

Bernstein, St. Basilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Maitland, north of the Queensway. Tickets are $10, and children under 12 are free. For more information visit: or call 613521-4997. The show starts at 3 p.m.

Nepean Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show will have its public viewing from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Tanglewood Park Community Centre, 30 Woodfield, (south on Merivale Rd.) Come and enjoy exhibits of a variety of flowers/ plants judged for prizes by the society. For more information call 613-228-0153.

May 7 The Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program pleased to host â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a Taste of the Valleyâ&#x20AC;?. We have invited the best of Lanark County and area restaurants, caterers and wine and beer producers to show their wares at our Food, Wine and Beer Tasting Gala at the Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Street, between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. There will be a fantastic silent auction going on as well with works of art, gift certificates to hotels, bed and breakfasts, cultural events and many intriguing items to tempt you. Bring your appetite to the Food, Wine and Beer Tasting Gala, where you will be able to sample a wide variety of culinary delights complimented by sumptuous spirits. This promises to be a fun event with music, great food and a chance to reconnect with everyone after our icy winter. Tickets are available for $10 or 6 for $50 at Mill Street Books, in Almonte, 103 Judson Street in Carleton Place or Shadowfax in Perth.

Reid Park Plant Sale takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Take stock of your garden and share your extra plant material. Bring donated plants for the $2, $5, and $8 tables (potted/tagged if possible) and purchase a new garden gem for yourself. The event is a fundraiser for the Civic Hospital Parks Committee. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 613-722-5345. May 6, 8 and 12 Come hike with the Rideau Trail Association. Upcoming hikes include Sunday, May 6 at Marlborough Forest for a 10 km hike, Tuesday, May 8 (evening) in Gatineau Park for 6 km and Saturday May 12 at Lauriault Trail for 6 km. For more information visit: or contact Rob at 613254-5968 (voice mail). May 6 Director Robert Jones and accompanist Brenda Beckingham join the Bytown Voices, presentation of Beethoven to

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West Christian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Connection. RSVP by calling 613721-1257 or 613-829-2063. May 10 Broadview Avenue Public school is looking for donations of comics, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books, adult fiction, adult non-fiction, CDs, DVDs, and electronic games for the 37th Annual Broadview Book Bonanza. For advance pick-up contact Leslie McLean at lester70@ or at 613-7283582. Or, bring your books to the school starting May 3. The sale runs May 10 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., May 11 from 9 a.m. 9 p.m. and May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Councillor Mark Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Tea for seniors is being held at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For your free tickets, please contact Chantal in Coun. Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office at 613580-2477 or by email at Feed The Kid Next Door is a free charity benefit concert to raise funds for the Dalhousie Food Cupboard. Come out and have a great night with great people and help us to solve a mystery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Direct Hitâ&#x20AC;? was written by Todd Mitchell, one of our own, and looks to be quite the puzzle. Dinner and the show is $25. Everything gets kicked off at 6 p.m. each night. There are only 100 tickets per show. This free musical event starts at 8 p.m. Guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Dalhousie Food Cupboard. More information is available at their website at: May 10-13 The University of Ottawa and the Alumni Association are offering numerous activities including lectures on hot topics, campus tours, visits of laboratories, data centres and the uOttawa power plant, class reunions, a BBQ and family activities as part of the University of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spring Alumni Weekend 2012. Visit our website and check out the Spring Alumni Weekend 2012 program to register now or contact the Alumni Relations Office at 1-800-465-1888. Be part of the biggest evening event of the weekend, Destina-

tion 2012, with Roch Voisine, Jully Black, Erica Ehm, AnneMarie Roy and DJ Bobby Kimberley! May 11 Nepean Choir with guest artists, The Byward Brass, present a musical journey celebrating Canadian heritage from sea to sea on at 7:30 p.m. at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. Admission is $20 general, and $10 for children. For more information call 613-733-1109 or visit: LobsterFest, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa West, is the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major fundraising event of the year with all proceeds going directly to support community programs. One of our beneficiaries is Christie Lake Kids. This organization creates opportunities for economically disadvantaged children and youth in Ottawa that changes the trajectory of their young lives through sport, arts, camp, mentoring and leadership programming that recognizes their needs, supports and challenges them. Carole Gagne, executive director, is the guest speaker at LobsterFest. The evening also features entertainment by The New Classics and a Silent Auction. Tickets are $55 (chicken is available for the lobster challenged) and can be reserved by calling 613-787-9977. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dancing at 8 p.m. The event takes place at Centurion Center, 170 Colonnade Road South. May 12 St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church will be holding a Plant and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 579 Parkdale Ave.(corner of Sherwood Drive). We will be selling a wide variety of plants - perennials, flowers, herbs, and providing advice on how to grow them, as well as lots of baked treats. Nepean High School will host its 25th reunion where grads from 1987 can come on out for an evening of reconnecting. The reunion will take place at the Heart and Crown Pub on Preston Street starting at 6:30 p.m. All grads, partners and spouses are welcome. RSVP to Jen Mabee (Sterne)

at Angels in Action Ovarian Cancer Car Rally takes place starting at 8:30 a.m. Funds benefit Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and will take place at the Ottawa RA Center 2451 Riverside Dr. Lunch and prizes will take place at noon. There is a registration fee that is $75 per vehicle for two passengers, and additional passengers are $30 each. A digital camera and USB or card is required. Participants will drive around the city taking pictures of themselves in front of various landmarks. To register, go to: or call 613-826-0906. The Tanzania Education and Micro-Business Opportunity (TEMBO) is holding a plant and used book sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2255 Fox Cresecent . Prennials, annuals, herbs, house plants and more will be available. For only $55 you can preorder a rainbarrel for pickup at the sale. For more information visit: http://rainbarrel. ca/TEMBO/ or call 613-7210126 May 13 Friends of the Farm is hosting rare and unusual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can purchase specialty plants for your garden and Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, from many growers and nurseries gathered for this event. Master Gardeners are available to answer your questions. The entry fee is a food bank donation or $5, and the sale will take place beside the Neatby Bldg., at Carling and Maple Drive on the Central Experimental Farm. For more information call 613-230-3276 or email: Elmdale Public School invites you to its exciting new 3in-1 spring event, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (cash only) in the school gym, 49 Iona St. The event will feature a clothing, toy and equipment sale from sunhats to strollers, jeans to tricycles. This sale includes quality, gently-used childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothes, shoes, outerwear, puzzles, games, strollers, bikes, baby gear, and more. Contact us for more details and to find out about being a vendor at

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