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BOBBY RYAN The New Face of the Ottawa Senators


Fall Fashion Essentials

Dr. Michael Moore

Erin Phillips S P OT L I G HT


IN MEMORIAM: This magazine is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the tragedy that occurred on September 18th, 2013. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends and with all who have been affected by this incident:

Michael Bleakney, 57 Connor Boyd, 21 Karen Krzyzewski, 53 Kyle Nash, 21 Rob More, 35 Dave Woodard, 45

May they rest in peace and may their families and friends find comfort in the memories of their loved ones - taking solace in seeing what a great impact each of them has made on our community. The response of our community to this tragedy – from the bravery of the first responders, to the strength and courage shown by the survivors, to the overwhelming support and compassion shown to the families – is a true and shining example of why we truly live in the greatest city in the world.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 06-09 | BOBBY RYAN An exclusive interview with the new Ottawa Senator about his thoughts on Ottawa and playing for team USA in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

10-11 | CORY MURPHY Faces sits down with NHL and Team Canada hockey player Cory Murphy.





30-31 | FITNESS

Editor In Chief Justin MacKinnon


Publisher JKK New Media Group Creative/Art Director Kelcey Brady

FACES LAUNCH PARTY 16-17| HELENE CAMPBELL A courageous and heartwarming story from a real survivor.



Community Spotlight

38-41 | MEDIA

20-23 | BEAUTY

44-45 | HOME


46-47 | CALENDAR

Chief Photographer Greg Kolz Contributors Grace Odumo Brittany Hall Operations Director Joshua Chartrand Distribution Manager Joshua Fry Advertising/Contact Kyle Turk




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COVER FEATURE Disneyland is situated in the heart of Anaheim, California so it should come as no surprise that the events of July 5th unfolded as if it were a story written by Walt Disney himself – one where a wide-eyed hero named Bobby was sent from the Magic Kingdom to save a franchise facing the darkest of hours…

Friday, July 5th, 2013: 3:26pm It is announced that Bobby Ryan has been traded by the Anaheim Ducks to the Ottawa Senators for Jakob Silfverberg, Stefan Noesen and a 1st Round pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft. “Ottawa, I’m coming in hot!”

Friday, July 5th, 2013: 12:05pm It is announced on multiple media outlets that Daniel Alfredsson was leaving Ottawa to sign with the Detroit Red Wings as an unrestricted free agent. Daniel Alfredsson, the captain and face of the franchise for 17 years, would never again skate onto the ice as a member of the Ottawa Senators…

Buzz Lightyear will surely argue that his “to infinity and beyond!” tops Bobby’s proclamation as the top heroic proclamation from anyone to earn a pay cheque from the land of Mickey Mouse - but to the city of Ottawa – these reassuring words will forever be synonymous with the end

The news hit the city like an asteroid had crashed into the downtown core - causing unprecedented panic, devastation and sadness amongst the loyal fan base.

FM: Who was the first person you spoke with after you found out you had been traded to the Ottawa Senators? What was their reaction? What was your reaction – what went through your mind when you heard that you were coming to Ottawa?

FM: What did you enjoy the most about playing in Anaheim? Obviously the weather. It’s nice to leave the rink and wear shorts and flip flops every day. That being said it can also be a distraction, some times you feel like you’re always on a vacation. I am looking forward to seeing the other side of the weather this winter!

Radio call-in shows were inundated with angry callers in a frenzy demanding answers from ownership and management… What would happen to the franchise now that its captain had chosen to leave? Was this the beginning of the end of the team as we knew it? Would other players soon follow suit? Was Ottawa not a place where players wanted to play any longer?

However, the beauty of professional sports (as well as high school love gone wrong) is that things are never as bleak as they seem – and just as one door was closing on Ottawa and its beloved Senators franchise – in true Disney fashion, another one was about to open – where an unsuspecting hero was about to emerge whether he was ready or not…

Bobby Ryan is just a guy that you want to do well and succeed in life, who happens to be an exceptionally gifted athlete. We sat down with him last month to learn a little more about the man unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight on July 5th, 2013.

The first person that I told was my girlfriend Danielle. We were sitting together at a bar in Idaho having a drink and I got the phone call from a buddy who learned about the trade. Her initial reaction was wide eyes – and the question was “Where is Ottawa?”. It was actually pretty funny, before ten minutes went by my phone blew up so I just turned it off and we went golfing.

In the hours that followed, Ottawa resembled the set of the Walking Dead as zombielike fans staggered around in a daze, overcome with numb feelings of helplessness that oozed over them like scalding hot lava or – possibly– zesty tomato sauce thrown on them by gleeful Red Wings (and Little Caesars Pizza) owner Mike Illitch.

Grown men and women moped all over the city as if we’d all just been dumped by our high school sweetheart at the prom… We cried that the world was over, that no one would ever love us again the way Alfie did. Sens fans collectively had makeup streaming down our faces as we sobbed into our Hagen Daaz, declaring to the world that we would never love again!

out of a film – he is a tall, handsome drink of water that would surely have Snow White a little smitten if he ever crossed paths with her. He is a polite, funny, insightful person that has the natural charisma and charm to be a huge star in our city and across the National Hockey League.

FM: You scored in your first NHL game, which was against the LA Kings during the NHL Opener in England. Was your first NHL goal everything that you hoped it would be when you were a kid growing up? What was it like playing a regular season game in England? of the Daniel Alfredsson era and the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the franchise history of the Ottawa Senators. Bobby Ryan had arrived. Who is Bobby Ryan? On the ice Bobby Ryan is a 6 foot 2, 200 pound forward who is a rare and highly sought after commodity in today’s NHL. He is one of a handful of players who have scored at least 30 goals or more in each of the last four full NHL seasons. He is the kind of player every team covets, a large body with exceptional hands and a great shot, one of the elite pure scorers in the game. Off the ice he definitely looks the part of a hero

The goal was, absolutely. The game was a bit different. The crowd was feeling the game out the entire time. There was a sense of “who do we cheer for?” all game long. Not many players can say they scored their first goal in England so that is something I will always remember. FM: What lessons did you learn from your first few seasons in the NHL that have helped you become the player you are today? Do you look back at it differently now? (I’m referring to when you were up and down from the NHL and minor leagues the first couple seasons) Were you upset at being sent down or do you now – looking back, think it was best for your development and made you the player that you are today? OCTOBER 2013 | 07

Looking back, I learned not to take the NHL for granted. I think I had it in my mind that I belonged there right away. I thought I had earned something I hadn’t quite earned yet – the right to be a full-time NHLer. That being said, I think some time in the minors was important for me, it fueled me to get back and made me learn the ins and outs of being a pro in a much less stressful environment. FM: What was your most memorable moment from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver? I think it was having the medal put around my neck. Obviously it wasn’t the Gold and that hurt but after stepping away and remembering things more clearly, getting that medal put on me is something I will never forget and a moment I will cherish for the rest of my life. FM: You scored the first goal for the United States in the 2010 Olympic Hockey Tournament – how did that goal compare to your first NHL Game? It was strangely much different. I was much more nervous for my first Olympic game. You don’t know what to expect as far as pace or structure of the game. Getting that goal really settled me down and I was able to go back to feeling a little more confident with the puck. FM: Are you excited about the possibility of playing in the 2014 Olympics and what do you think of the United States chances for Gold in Sochi? I am. I hope I get to go back and wear the sweater again. I understand the expectations have changed a bit and I look forward to hopefully raising the bar as far as USA hockey goes again. I think we will have a young but more experienced team than last time and we started to build on something really special in 2010… now I just have to make that team! 08 | OCTOBER 2013

FM: You have been in Ottawa for a few weeks now, what are some differences you’ve noticed between the city of Ottawa and the city of Anaheim? For one, there is a city here! Anaheim isn’t exactly a city, there is no downtown Anaheim to go and experience a market, dinners or really even just a place to walk around. I’ve spent a lot of my first few weeks just driving downtown and taking walks to see and experience as much as I can before things get hectic. I am excited to experience the culture here this year. FM: You have done some really funny videos on YouTube for the NHLPA and you have that famous video with Ryan Getzlaf – you seem really comfortable in front of a camera, did you ever get the itch to do some acting while you were living out in California? Have you considered a career in broadcasting/ media after your playing days are over? I haven’t. I have always been somewhat at ease in interviews and social media, it wasn’t something that I expected to take off. I think in sports there are a lot of cliché answers that sometimes make people dance around the tough questions – I get it, but I don’t buy into it. I think speaking openly and candidly is something people want to see, that they are able to relate a little more to the player. Hopefully in a Canadian market, my sarcasm doesn’t get misconstrued as anything other than that! FM: You are very active on Twitter and are one of the most followed NHL players – what advice do you have for athletes on social media sites? Be careful! Do not post any pictures you would not want to see yourself in somewhere else (another publication, etc.) – and try not to (though it

can be hard) respond to the critics who just want to see a reaction from you in any way, shape or form. FM: What sort of music do you like? Who are some of your favourite artists? I’m all over the board with my tastes. I like anything I can relate to lyrically - some of my favourites are Ray Lamontagne, William Fitzsimmons, and lately, Lana Del Rey. FM: You play the guitar, have you ever been a part of a band? Not really, I did team up with Joffrey Lupul from Toronto for a charity gig once, we called ourselves Humiliation For A Good Cause! FM: What did you know about Ottawa before you were traded? Not much other than its cold and bitter during the winter! I also knew it was a Canadian market for hockey so that I was coming into a team that generated a lot of interest in the city. FM: What have you learned about Ottawa since you’ve been here? BR: That the team generates A LOT MORE interest than I could ever have imagined haha. I also have learned that it’s a city full of really bright, engaging people. It has been really interesting having conversations with fans and people throughout the area. It’s refreshing. FM: You just started training camp but which of your coaches has run the hardest training so far? Mac (Coach Paul MacLean) runs a pretty tough one, but Randy Carlyle always ran really tough camps as well. They were torture on the body, it took time to recover from those. When you look

COVER FEATURE at all of them though, there really are no easy training camps and there shouldn’t be. FM: You have a home in Idaho and it’s been said that you love fishing and golf – what kind of fishing do you do? What do you enjoy about these sports? I’ve done quite a bit of fly fishing, I am still learning. It really is an art form. I spend much more time in the summer golfing though, it’s the ultimate way to relax for me. After workout, I usually try to squeeze at least nine holes in each day. FM: You seem to enjoy cooking – how did you learn – what would you say is the Bobby Ryan signature dish? I just kind of taught myself. I enjoyed my billets food in Owen Sound and then living on my own I didn’t want to eat out every night like most 20 year olds so it was trial and error. I would say my signature dish is now grilled Ribeye steaks with asparagus and sweet potatoes. FM: You chose the number 6 this season – any particular reason or meaning? Truthfully no real reason. I thought about a few different options but a lot of the ones I liked were taken. I just decided to flip the 9 upside down and go with 6 for the time being. Maybe I can talk Milan out of it over the year! FM: Do you have any pre-game rituals? I think everyone has a routine – for me, nothing specific. After pre-game skate I usually come

home and my girlfriend and I cook up pasta, chicken and broccoli together. I don’t put pressure on napping in the afternoon but I do try and lay down for a little bit. Once I get back to the rink I tape sticks, make sure the gear is ready and then I generally sit through some meetings, and play some soccer. Nothing too detailed. FM: Looking back, what accomplishment are you proudest of so far in your career? I think being an Olympian. It is obviously the pinnacle of sports. Getting a chance to wear that jersey, represent something much bigger than yourself and compete alongside your peers is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. FM: What excites you the most about this upcoming season? Just the opportunity. Stepping into a bigger role than I had in Anaheim, getting the chance to be a go to guy on the ice night in and night out is something I really want to embrace. I want to reward the Senators and the city for the price they paid to get me so that years from now, they can say the big trade they made was worth it one hundred percent! FM: Alexander Graham Bell once famously stated, “when one door closes, another door opens – but sometimes we spend so much time looking back on the closed door that we don’t realize the opportunity that just opened in front of us”. Yes, it was a sad day when Daniel Alfredsson left to join the Detroit Red Wings. He was a consummate professional, a great player and was

wonderful in the community for the entire 17 years he was a player. We as a city, should look at what he did here for 17 years – the exciting cup final in 2007, the work he did for mental health awareness, his class, his professionalism, his commitment to his family and our community. We should never forget that and I look forward to being there when his jersey is retired and his great career is honoured. Bobby Ryan is not here to replace Daniel Alfredsson, nor should he or anyone else be expected to. Bobby Ryan’s arrival coincided with the exciting re-birth of the Ottawa Senators franchise as a contender - one that will feature new captain Jason Spezza, fan favourites Chris Phillips and Chris Neil, superstar Erik Karlsson, local boy Marc Methot and one of the top NHL goaltending tandems in Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner. The future is bright, the city is a buzz and full of excitement for the first game of the regular season… the city has once again fallen in love with its new Ottawa Senators – it feels fresh, it feels exciting, it feels like falling in love again just 2 hours after having your heart broken into pieces… but how could this seemingly impossible turn of events happen, where an entire city went from despair and sadness to joy and happiness in the span of 2 short hours? Walt Disney wouldn’t have it any other way.


I hated Cory Murphy when I was 6 years old. I sat stapled to the bench of our SuperTyke team (a feeling that I would become all too used to during my illustrious hockey career). I remember watching him skate circles around the opposition – wondering why I couldn’t do the same. Parents were gushing at this Murphy kid, while my poor dad was looking ashamed as his son was getting benched in SuperTyke. Suffice to say, this was the first and last time that Cory Murphy and I played on the same team. I envied Cory Murphy when I was 17 years old. Cory was a star with the Kanata Valley Lasers (now called the Stallions) getting recruited by every college in the United States – and there was me, his former teammate and blood brother, toiling away as a grinder on our high school hockey team. Cory was on a fast track to stardom around the world, while my dreams disappeared faster than splinters into my backside sitting on cold hard bench after bench, game after game.

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I was proud of Cory Murphy in October 2007. Watching Cory Murphy skate onto the ice at Scotiabank Place as a member of the Florida Panthers was as much of a thrill for his friends, family and all of Kanata as it was for him. To us, he was the best hockey player we ever knew – the Bobby Orr of Holy Trinity High School, finally getting his big shot in the NHL. To know the story of Cory Murphy is to know the story of someone that was told from a young age that he was too short and too small to ever make it in professional hockey. To know the man that is Cory Murphy is to know someone who was fueled by adversity, who has a relentless work ethic and who overcame all the odds to have a career anyone, any size would be extremely proud of. It was my pleasure to speak to Cory about his life and his career to date: FM: What was the biggest obstacle you overcame to make it to the NHL? The biggest obstacle I overcame was probably my size. Especially when I was coming up at my position, being undersized was definitely an obstacle. The game changed to allow smaller play-

ers to have success and that was a big factor in me getting a chance. FM: What was life like playing in the KHL (there are different stories around, good and bad, what was your experience?), what was it like playing for Dynamo Minsk? Playing in the KHL was a good experience. It’s a great league with a lot of talented players. Quite a few NHLers came over during the lockout, which made the league that much better. The travel is more extensive than all of the other European leagues – quite a few long road trips... There is not a lot of English which was challenging at times but we did our best and picked up a little Russian along the way. FM: What is life like playing hockey in Europe, what do you enjoy most about it? Playing hockey in Europe has been great for me and my family. It has allowed me to continue my career at a high level and see the world in the process. The schedule is lighter than North America and the travel is a lot less so I get to spend a lot more time at home with my family. We also love to travel and playing in Europe has

SPORTS allowed us to see some great places as a family. FM: Have you picked up any languages playing in Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia? No I haven’t really picked up too much of the languages unfortunately… of all the places I’ve played I would say I understand Finnish the most. I played there the longest and was starting to understand quite a bit my last year in Finland. My wife and kids have picked up a lot more than me – somewhat embarrassing when my 6 year old is translating Russian for me! FM: What was your favourite moment from the 2007 World Championships when you were part of the Gold Medal winning team? I had a few favourite moments from the worlds in 2007. Meeting Steve Yzerman was a highlight for sure – and of course winning the gold medal is something I will never forget. FM: You overcame a lot of adversity to make it to the NHL – what advice would you have for players who are playing in the European leagues or the AHL – who may be doubting that they will ever get the opportunity that you did? Focus on the things that are in your control. There are a lot of things going on in this business that you have no control over. Focus on the things that make you a better player and you never know what might happen. FM: What was your favourite coach you ever played for? I’ve had some great coaches along the way. My dad, of course was the first coach when I started playing minor hockey. The legend himself Archie

Mulligan taught me all I needed to know about Junior hockey. My college coach Don Vaughan believed in me from Day 1 and gave me every opportunity to succeeed. As a pro, I would say Paul Baxter in HIFK. That was a season that led me to getting a chance in the NHL and he was a big part of that. In the NHL, I would say Rick Tocchet in Tampa. I respected him as a player and had fun playing for him. FM: Who was the funniest guy you’ve ever met in professional hockey? Hands down, it would be the late Wade Belak. I couldn’t be in a room with him without laughing out loud the entire time. I’m sure anyone who was lucky enough to have met him would agree with me. FM: What was the first thing that went through your mind when you stepped onto the ice at Scotiabank Place on October 20, 2007 for your first ever NHL game in your hometown? That was a special day for sure. I grew up dreaming that it would someday be a reality so it was a lot of fun and amazing to have all my family there to watch it. I also remember I had an entire section with yellow #21 T-Shirts. Thanks to Scott and Jen for putting that together! FM: Who was the biggest influence on your life when you were growing up? My parents for sure. They introduced me to the game and did everything they could to help me be successful.

You don’t have enough room in this magazine for me to tell you the impact that she has had on my life and my career. She has made a lot of sacrifices for the sake of my career. We’ve moved our family all over the world so I could follow my dream and she’s been there beside me every step of the way. FM: You’ve had a great career so far – looking back, what moment are you proudest of or what accomplishment means the most to you? I would have to say it’s a tie. First, I’m proud of just playing in the NHL. I got to live out a dream that I had since I was a kid. My first game at MSG in New York as a 29 year old rookie was a moment I will ever forget. The experience of playing for Canada and winning Gold at the Worlds in Moscow in 2007 was an opportunity of a lifetime. It was an honour to just wear that jersey. FM: How has being a father impacted your life and your career? The biggest thing I enjoy about being a dad is having my kids being so excited to watch me play. They love coming to the games with their jersey on and screaming along with the fans in foreign languages! It’s also a lot easier to forget about a bad game when you have a great family to come home to. By: Alex Feeney

FM: You married your highschool sweetheart Natalie, what impact has she had on your career?

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HELENE CAMPBELL In life, every so often you run into someone that makes you re-evaluate who you are as a person – and what you want to do with your life. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate that we got to meet and spend an afternoon with Helene Campbell on a sunny September afternoon on Preston Street. Here is the story of a wonderful, charming and inspiring young woman who our community should be so very proud of.

FM:Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born at the Riverside Hospital here in Ottawa. I’ve lived in Ottawa my whole life and right now I reside in Barrhaven. At the age of 20 I realized that my health issues were a little more serious then asthma and I was told I needed a lung transplant. I was in Barcelona learning Spanish for six weeks and I thought that maybe I was just out of shape. I had been dealing with this my whole life so I didn’t notice a drastic change or anything.

FM:How did you cope when you found out that you needed a lung transplant?

I thought to myself that this is just another stage in my life that I have to get through. I wasn’t really thinking at the time about how I was reacting. I know I had to just be myself. It’s very easy to lose yourself with something like this. I’ve always been a people pleaser. When people came to see me I’d always tell people that I was doing great. For me it was just a part of who I am. It’s tough answering this question because I don’t know what came over me to react in such OCTOBER 2013 | 13

FEATURE a positive way. I’ve had moments however especially when I was missing out on social things when I got a little discouraged. My family, friends and all the support I had kept me going. They’d just sit down with me and do activities that I could do like colour, play board games or something simple that doesn’t require a lot of stress. Everyone around me played such a critical role in all of it.

FM: What made you decide to start your social media campaign?

It’s interesting how life works sometimes. I did my independent study at school on transplants and I was working at a kidney transplant clinic and I ended up working with people who are waiting on a kidney. I know a lot about transplants and know that there is a shortage. When I found out about my situation I didn’t want anyone to know what was going on with me. A family friend created a website to start a blog and online donations for my case. I wasn’t really keen on blogging about myself. It was really hard for me to come forward with what I was going through personally. This site really got me to accept the support of others. My church and community raised $25,000 for me! My mom and I were hoping this would raise awareness for the importance of organ and tissue donation. I thought I could use my story to help others in my situation. The possibility of me not making it because of a shortage didn’t really scare me that much but thinking of all the other people that might be affected because of the shortage really hit me hard. It could be anyone - a family member, best friend.

When something like that happens and you know it can make a difference, it just feels so good! You can go to and register. My main message is to be grateful for what you have because we take a lot for granted. Going through what I went through helped make me who I am. I wouldn’t change it!

FM: Tell us about being on the Ellen Show? People kept asking what’s next? What’s next? (after the Beiber tweet). My friend and I made a video in Toronto at the Manulife Centre and we got as many people to send it to Ellen as possible.

There were thousands of people posting the video to her on her Facebook page and tweeting it to her. After Beiber retweeted my name I had a ton of followers who wanted to support our

“ I’m in an amazing place moving forward. “

With that in mind we decided to start promoting organ and tissue donation. My friend has the idea of starting a hashtag on Twitter. I thought to myself that what if Justin Beiber retweeted or tweeted something? It would make a real difference. Go big or go home! I decided to tweet #beadonor and I got my friends and a bunch of people to all on the same day tweet to Beiber with that hashtag. His guitarist tweeted it on the first day and we thought it was really cool. Then Beiber tweeted it and was encouraging people to be organ donors!

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cause. The producer of Ellen asked me to Skype and as we were talking she said she wanted to put the video on the Ellen website. She asked me to explain why the video should be on the site and then the next thing you know I was actually on the show! I had no idea! It was the first time the producer had even contacted me. You can imagine how shocked I was. The whole Ellen thing was so exciting because she is my hero! In my yearbook I wrote that one day you’d see me on Ellen because I always wanted to meet her.

FM: What happened next? How did the campaign move forward after Ellen?

Even before being on Ellen I wanted the campaign to move forward. If there was any opportunity to speak about organ or tissue donation at an event or anything I was there. I was doing a lot of public speaking but I was also not feeling the best post transplant. I was still trying to recover

but I was trying to keep my positivity. I’m so thankful to my donor for making that selfless decision. I would love to meet the family and its something that has taken a while for me to be ready. Before the transplant I said to myself that it was the first thing I wanted to do. I think it’s something I’d like to do privately. I’ll probably write about it in my book that I’ve been writing since November. It’s not ready yet but I’m working on it.

FM: What have you learned the most from this opportunity?

Every person has an impact on someone’s life. The fact that I’m still here and can make a difference in somebody’s life is rewarding.

FM: What are you goals moving forward in your life?

I always wanted to be in film - I’d love to win an Oscar. I’ve just started a business Helene Campbell Communications Inc. It’s all about communicating and relationships. I’d really love for my business to grow and bring some light to the world. I’d love to have my own talk show one day. Writing my book is also something I’m excited about. I’m in an amazing place moving forward. I would love to spend two weeks doing almost every job and see what my perspective can bring into these places. Just being myself and my story motivates people to do what they’re doing whole heartedly. I want to train with the Ottawa Senators too haha.

FM: What would you say to someone who is just starting to go through what you’re going through?

Talk to people who have been through it. Try and reach out to others in the same situation as well.

FM: How has this changed you as a person? Before I was a very indecisive person. I learned that I’m a stronger willed than I thought I was. It gave me more confidence in myself. I’ve become more decisive and I’ll do what I dream of and no one can get in my way.

ERIN PHILLIPS S P OT L I G HT Chris Phillips has been a stalwart on the blue line for the Senators since he was drafted first overall back in 1996. We all know of his many accomplishments on the ice - but perhaps his greatest accomplishment came off the ice – when he won the heart of a young, attractive suite hostess named Erin Hancock back in 1998 at what was then known as the Palladium (now the Canadian Tire Centre). We have chosen Erin Phillips to be our first Spotlight of the Month, for her work in the community, her commitment to charity and for being such a great role model for so many women in our city. I met Erin a few months ago and I was immediately impressed by her engaging personality, her genuine passion for her work and for how well she treated everyone around her. I have a great deal of respect for her and it is a pleasure to have been able to chat with her about her family, her charitable initiatives and her life. FM: Tell us a little about yourself, where did you grow up and where did you go to school? I grew up on the outskirts of Manotick, lived in the same house until I moved out to University. I went to South Carleton High School. I proceeded to study Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa and then I graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition as a Registered Nutritionist. FM: Tell us about your family and the impact that they have had on your life? Having children changes your life instantly. We have three kids Ben 10, ZoÍ 9 and Niomi 6. My family is the most important thing to me. Our children have always been a part of the work we do in the community and I believe this is one of the great advantages that our kids have been given. FM: When did you start getting involved with charitable initiatives – and what was the reason you got involved? 16 | OCTOBER 2013

SPOTLIGHT Getting involved in charity work was always important to me. We first started as honorary chairs for Candlelighters about 14 years ago. We were quickly introduced by the Senators president, Roy Mlakar to some of the most amazing inspiring teenagers battling cancer. These kids changed my life forever. Their strength and courage always amazes and empowers me to continue. I have been able to meet so many heroes and they continue to inspire me daily. I have since taken over as Chair of the Board for the last 2 years and I love what I do. There are days when it is really tough and being a mother I can only imagine how hard this disease is on the entire family. We have also been Honorary Chairs of the Snowsuit Fund for the last 4 years, The Queensway Carleton Hospital for the last 5 years, Project S.T.E.P (educating, preventing and treating youth addictions) for the last 3 years, 24 hrs of Tremblant for the last 4 years, The Dragonboat Festival for 3 years and we’ve been involved with CHEO, The Ottawa Boys and Girls Club, D.I.F.D and of course the Sens Foundation. Being able to give back to our community is not something I feel I have to do, it is something I think I am really lucky to be able to do. Marrying a hockey player I thought I would be living in many different cities but so far we have been blessed to still be in my hometown.

FM: What lessons have you learned from your community involvement over the years – and what accomplishments are you most proud of? We have seen a lot through our community involvement and I guess the most important thing I have learned is to never take anything for granted. As far as charitable accomplishments, I was given the United Way Community Builder Award in 2010 and we are told that they are going to name a room after us at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. This will be a great honour and hopefully something special for our kids down the road. FM: Tell us about Big Rig Brewery, how did it all come together and what do you enjoy about it the most? We opened Big Rig summer 2012 with our business partners. One of my favourite things about the restaurant is that it is another way for us to be able to give back to our community that has always supported us. We have held many functions and donated to as many charities as we can. We have had a ton of success so far but that comes with great teamwork and a great staff. (My favourite food there would have to be our fish tacos.) FM: What goals do you have for yourself in the future? Is there anything you have planned for the next few years?

My goals in the future are to continue to do what we do and maybe have our kids be more and more involved. I am also currently writing a book with my friend, Korey Kealey on how to feed your hockey kids which I am eager to get out there and help parents fuel their kids for success. FM: Who has been the biggest influence on your life and why? My husband has definitely been the biggest influence on my life. In fifteen years I don’t think I have ever heard him complain about a thing. He has lived through some tough times and has had many adversities; through family health, losses, tough challenges from the hockey world and the hectic life with three busy kids. He has always put others before himself and demonstratred perseverance and integrity every step of the way. FM: What do you enjoy the most about Ottawa? My favourite thing about Ottawa besides it being home is the true feeling of a community. After speaking with her and getting to know her – it became really clear to me that while Erin Phillips may have herself a Big Rig in her life – she also has something else even more impressive– a really big heart.

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With the days becoming shorter and schedules getting busier a great under eye concealer/ brightener is imperative! I am loving the new concealer from Benefit Cosmetics, Fake Up. Unlike many concealers, Fake Up has a glide on concealer application with added hydration. This product keeps the skin hydrated for 6 hours!

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New from Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs Beauty, sold exclusively at Sephora. Offered in four different palettes, each one including deep rich, amazing fall hues as well as everyday neutrals. Gotta love being able to feel the luxury of Marc Jacobs on your face everyday for a fraction of his fashion pieces!

My hands down all time favourite self tanner is the Vita Liberata Tanning Mousse. This tan lasts up to 2-3 weeks with proper application and using the easy to use mitt. With its subtle fragrance and seamless fading it’s a total must have! It also comes in three shades offering a very customizable tan!

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Dreaming of dark maroons, sultry navy blues or deep charcoal greys? I love to express my mood through my nail colour. Dior makes absolutely beautiful nail lacquers. Invest in or treat yourself to a beautiful fall shade! My all time favourite colour is called Purple Revolution #906. You barely need a second coat!

With the cold weather upon us it is important to keep skin exfoliated and hydrated. Caudalie is one of my favourite skin care lines and has been for a while now. It features four natural plant oils—grape, argan, hibiscus, and sesame—and the signature Divine fragrance of grapefruit, rose, pink pepper, vanilla, cedar, and white musk. Not only does the product work wonders for the skin but using this in a hot shower is a sensual getaway on it’s own, the scent is so delicious!

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REDKEN MEN’S CONDITIONER Redken Finish Up is a daily weightless conditioner for men. The conditioner restores moisture, strength and natural shine to all hair types

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ZIRH’S ALOE VERA SHAVE GEL Makes it easier to maintain sideburns and other facial hair and avoid any irritated area.

DOVE FACE WASH It rinses easily and provides a deep, refreshing cleanse. Suitable for daily use, the formula effectively moisturizes and leaves your skin feeling clean and cared for.

OSIS MESS UP Osis Mess Up is unique in that it leaves your hair looking and feeling glossy, shiny and healthy (if not a little messy).

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Michael Kors Jet set print tote $248

ALDO Army Boot $109

ALDO Matta Bracelet $18 RAY BAN Gold aviators $ 165.00

ALDO Smesna $10 Valentino Flat rockstud clutch $1,695

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ALDO Krepela Ankle Boot $1,095

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Ray Ban Aviator large metal $140


Patterned scarf $ 14


Calvin Klein Phillip suede lace-up ankle boot $140

Coated cotton tablet case $ 34

BOSS HUGO Silk Tie $103 NIXON The Regent $1300

Tod’s Leather Belt $375

FASHION FALL TIP The most flattering and accessible colours for men this fall are deep blacks, inky blues and ashy grays.

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KATE UPTON We polled 500 men in the Ottawa area between August and September 2013, asking them the following question: “Which of the following women would you like to bring home to mom for Thanksgiving this year?” 1.

Scarlett Johansson


Miley Cyrus


Kate Upton




Amanda Bynes

The results were overwhelming in favour of Kate Upton, who scored 67% of the vote, followed by Scarlett Johansson with 19% Rihanna at 11%, Miley with 2.5% and Amanda Bynes came in last with 0.5%. Unfortunately for Ottawa’s bachelors and their moms across the city – Kate Upton recently announced she is dating dancing pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy. However, Amanda Bynes is still on the market…

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Dooly’s Ottawa – with great music, a great atmosphere, great selection of beers and cocktails, deals most nights of the week and monthly promotions. Dooly’s Ottawa is the place to be seen! Boasting over 14,000 members and 18,000 square feet of space Dooly’s is the place to be for small intimate gatherings or large events and parties. With 41 pool tables on two levels

and each sporting its own bar. Gather around a pool table topped with Kermit the Frog skin, watch as your favourite team lights up on 1500 inches of HD or enjoy some much needed chill time with the besties in the lounge and bar areas. Don’t forget, all Pay Per View UFC Fights are shown in full HD with no cover charge.



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12 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU 318 Bank Street 613.236.0190 161 Laurier Ave E. 613.230.9223 1217 Wellington St 613.728.6661 800 Hunt Club Rd. 613.248.1901 Emily (188 Bank St) & Melanie (1217 Wellington st)

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1981 St Joseph Blvd ORLEANS 613.834.9005 329 March Rd KANATA 613.591.3895 117 Centrepointe Dr 613.695.2800 221 Echo Dr 613.234.3700

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OTTAWA FASHION WEEK In September 2013, Ottawa Fashion Week launched its 10th season, hosting an internationally recognized avenue of artistic expression.



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My friendly and knowledgable dental team can be found at or by email at We are located at 239 Argyle Avenue, near Bank and the 417. Dr. Moore has established himself as one of Ottawa’s most trusted dentists since starting his practice almost 10 years ago. He has built up an extremely loyal following due to the quality of service and expertise he provides to all his patients. We headed down to his office on Argyle St. to meet one of Ottawa’s top dentists to find out his story and what has made him so successful:

FM: What made you want to become a dentist?

As a child growing up in the small town of Springbrook, located north of Belleville, Ontario, my first choices were to to be either a hockey player or a firefighter. Typical boy! As I got older and with some subtle persuasion from my mother I chose dentistry for its creativity and fine detail.

FM: Where did you do your schooling?

I attended Carleton University in a Bachelor of Science program and then graduated dental school from McGill University in 2002. (Incidentelly, that’s where I met my wife, a classmate and we now have two beautiful little girls). After a year as a resident At UBC, I started in a private dental practice in Ottawa and have been here ever since.

FM: What’s the most rewarding thing about being a dentist?

Being able to change how someone feels about themselves, often in just a short time. The technology in our office today allows a person to leave with brand new customized porcelain restorations after only one appointment! Improving smiles is very gratifying for our patients and for myself.

FM: What’s the hardest part?

The hardest part of dentistry to me is reminding young patients that the effort they put into maintaining a healthy smile will last them a lifetime. The least glamorous part of my job is when a kid gets sick on you during their fluoride treatment. Thankfully that doesn’t happen all that often!

FM: Is it hard to educate people on proper oral health?

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oral health and are aware of many products in the marketplace for teeth and gums. They also know that thanks to better anesthetics and gentle compassionate care most dental treatments are virtually pain free. Technology has also changed the face of dentistry - dental implants can replace missing teeth, computerized technology to make a crown in a single visit and Invisalign is available as a possible alternative to braces to straighten teeth. Taking good care or your teeth and gums can also help you maintain overall health. Research is showing that gum infections may play a role in heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, premature births and other health problems. Proper brushing, flossing and mouth rinses are the keys to a healthy mouth and body. Brushing should be done with a soft brush as hard bristles can be damaging to your gums and enamel. A healthy balanced diet is also extremely important. Bad: foods and beverages that are high in sugars and acid that erode enamel (sticky

candy, soda, grapefruit juice, energy drinks) Good: Foods high in calcium and phosphates, such as milk, yogurt and cheeses, help to combat the destructive effects that sugars and acidic place on your enamel. Chewing gum containing Xylitol, a sugar substitute, has been shown to help prevent cavities. Water – helps dilute any left-over sugars left on the teeth

FM: What about bleaching?

I often get asked about bleaching. Firstly, the best way to keep teeth white is to avoid smoking and to reduce the amount of coffee/tea and red wine consummed. There are many whitening products available over the counter or through your dentist. When used as directed, these products can safely brighten our smiles but remember whiter teeth are not necessarily healthier teeth! I am proud to be a part of Faces Magazine and I wish Bobby Ryan and the Senators a very successful upcoming season! Go Sens Go!



Stretching exercises when you wake up boosts circulation and digestion and eases back pain.


Studies show that eating a proper breakfast is one of the most positive things you can do if you are trying to lose weight.



Garlic, onions, spring onions and leeks all contain stuff that’s good for you.



A glass of red wine a day is good for you.

Prevent low blood sugar as it stresses you out. Eat regular and small healthy meals and keep fruit and veggies handy.



Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries contain plant nutrients known as anthocyanidins, which are powerful antioxidants


Hot, spicy foods containing chillies or cayenne pepper trigger endorphins, the feel-good hormones. Endorphins have a powerful, almost narcotic effect and make you feel good after exercising.

Carbohydrates with a high glycaemic index such as bread, sugar, honey and grain-based food will give instant energy and accelerate your metabolism. If you’re trying to burn fat, stick to beans, rice, pasta, lentils, peas, soya beans and oat bran, all of which have a low GI count.

Having a good sob is reputed to be good for you. So is laughter which has been shown to help heal bodies as well as broken hearts. Studies in Japan indicate that laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body shake off allergic reactions.


Rest heals the body and has been shown to lessen the risk of heart trouble and psychological problems Source: Susan Erasmus, William Smook, Ilse Pauw, Health24


If your ankles, knees and hips ache from running on pavement, head for the dirt. Soft trails or graded roads are a lot easier on your joints than the hard stuff.

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Lindsay is one of Ottawa’s busiest and most popular personal trainers – and for good reason. She is one of the most engaging, kind and personable young women in the industry. Lindsay is from small town Ontario, but her popularity with clients and outstanding reputation brought her to the attention of Free Form Fitness owners, Jean-Luc and Chelsea Boisseneault who were able to recruit the young star to their facility this year. This month, we decided to head down to Free Form Fitness in Kanata to meet Lindsay and here is a little about her story and find out what has made her arguably Ottawa’s top young personal trainer. FM: What education/training do you have?

Certified Personal Trainer through The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma, Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist, and Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant

FM: What do you enjoy most about training? I enjoy leaving the gym everyday knowing that I’ve made a tiny impact on someone and their journey to a healthy lifestyle. Changing bad habits is not an easy task and I love helping people reach their goals, big or small.

FM: What are the most common problems you see with clients?

The most common problems I see with clients are their lack of motivation and knowledge with strength training. I help them reach their goals with accountability - keeping track of their weight and measurements and also their strength gains. Just making an appointment for 3x a week helps the individual stay motivated, especially when they know I’m at the gym waiting for them!

FM: What are the best exercises for people to do at home?

For a full body workout people can perform dynamic exercises including walking lunges, planks, push ups and my favourite at home exercise, the lovely squat!

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Eating the right foods always seems to be a big issue with many of my clients. There’s no time to prepare, clean food doesn’t taste good, there’s too many cookies in the lunch room, I could go on. I like to tell my clients that they can always prepare their meals ahead of time if they are often in a rush. I take every Sunday afternoon to cook all my meats for the entire week! Everything including veggies and carbs can be made ahead of time. When I’m training my breakfast consists of two egg whites and two eggs with oatmeal plus some veggies. My next meal is 2-3 hours after my first which is a protein such as chicken or fish, sweet potato and a veggie. My next 3 meals after that are very similar. Those who are trying to eat a healthy and balanced diet while at work can turn to greens and a lean protein with every meal. Adding complex carbs such as quinoa, brown rice and sweet potato instead of breads and processed carbs will help the tummy feel full and satisfied longer.

FITNESS HOW HIGH IS YOUR RESTING HEART RATE? A study from Copenhagen followed 3,000 men over a 16 year period and found that a high resting heart rate signals higher risk of death even in fit individuals.


Here is the 10 step formula:

New research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology showed that four minutes of vigorous activity three times per week is enough to make previously inactive men fitter and more healthy.

1.The basic fundamental of increasing strength and/or muscle is through increasing physical load. 2.Building muscle is not instant and happens over your period of rest time. 3.Different muscles grow at different rates.

Beach Body Profile Name: Eren Legend Age: 23

Workout: Monday: Chest and traps Tuesday: Back and delts Wednesday: Arms and obliques Thursday: Legs and abs Friday: Full body intervals Saturday: Off Sunday: Off


Meal 1: Eggs and oatmeal Meal 2: Protein shake and banana Meal 3: Tilapia, quinoa, broccoli Meal 4: Protein shake and almonds Meal 5: Steak and asparagus Drinks BCAA supplements all day

4.Flexor muscles, like biceps and hamstrings, will react better to lower repetitions and extensor muscles, like triceps and quadriceps, react better to higher repetitions. 5.Muscle growth is minimal unless a minimum threshold load is applied. That threshold changes as you get stronger slowing down progress. 6.Continued increase in muscle growth is a consequence of progressive incremental increases in loading. 7.Muscles are made of smaller groups of fibers which exhibit different rates of fatigue, fatigueresistance and ability to generate force. 8.All muscle tension and patterns of muscle recruitment are a consequence of nerve activity, ultimately the stronger the nervous system the better the muscle gain. 9.Increasing strength is not necessarily associated with building muscle and vice versa. 10.Tension can be created through duration or weight as long as the weight is above the minimum threshold.

There are so many different diets out there. What diet will make me lose body fat fast? The one with the least amount of carbohydrates will be the most effective, hands down. It may not be the most sustainable solution depending on your lifestyle but it will be the one that works best. Why? Insulin. Insulin is a hormone that’s responsible for accumulating fat in the fat cell, insulin is secreted in response to carbohydrate foods - the less carbohydrates the less storage.There was a 12 month study with overweight premenopausal women where they compared 4 popular diets with different carbohydrate ratios (Atkins, Zone, Ornish and LEARN). The result showed that the lower the carbohydrates the more weight loss occurred.

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INTERVIEW TIPS Research Prepare a response so you are ready for the question, “What do you know about this company?” Get Ready Make sure your interview attire is neat, tidy and appropriate for the type of firm you are interviewing with. Be On Time Be on time for the interview. On time means five to ten minutes early. If need be, take some time to drive to the interview location ahead of time so you know exactly where you are going and how long it will take to get there. Stay Calm During the job interview try to relax and stay as calm as possible. Maintain eye contact with the interviewer. Listen to the entire question before you answer and pay attention. Show What You Know Try to relate what you know about the company when answering questions. When discussing your career accomplishments match them to what the company is looking for. Follow Up Always follow-up with a thank you note reiterating your interest in the position. If you interview with multiple people send each one a personal thank you note.

Common Interview Mistakes Dressing inappropriately When you interview a job, it’s imperative to look professional and polished. It’s important look well-dressed and put together, no matter what the company. Arriving late Running late not only suggests poor time management skills, but shows a lack of respect for the company, the position and even your interviewer. Bringing a drink with you Ditch the coffee or soda before you enter your interview. If you need to fuel up, do it before you get to the interview. Fuzzy resume facts Of course, you should never “fudge” any facts on your resume. The more truthful you are on your resume, the better you will be able to discuss your past experience during your interview.

Not paying attention Don’t let yourself zone out during an interview. Make sure you are well-rested, alert and prepared for your interview. Talking too much Keep your answers to-the-point and focused and don’t ramble - simply answer the question. Not being prepared to answer questions To get a feel of your aptitude for a job, your interviewer is going to take advantage of the allotted time and flesh out everything he or she needs to know about you as an employee. Badmouthing past employers It’s sometimes a smaller world than you think and you don’t know who your interviewer might know, including that boss who is an idiot... You also don’t want the interviewer to think that you might speak that way about his or her company if you leave on terms that aren’t the best. By Alison Doyle,


JEFF HUNT Owner of the Ottawa 67’s and the RedBlacks.

FM:What does the return of the CFL to Ottawa mean to you? When the CFL left Ottawa it was a sad day for me personally. I think it left a void in the city - it made Ottawa a less exciting city to live in. Coming back, the city and its fans deserve a vibrant and successful CFL franchise. FM:What was the process for selecting the new name? We wanted a fresh start with a new name that is unique to Ottawa so we opened naming suggestions to the public. We received over 4,500 name suggestions online but even the most popular name still accounted for less than 1% of the popular vote. As you can imagine, there were many unique suggestions and opinions, which meant that any name selected would have an initial negative response.   The name RedBlacks was chosen because it is unique and reflects Ottawa’s history and sporting past. The saw logo pays tribute to Ottawa’s logging history while the RedBlacks honours the colours of Ottawa teams since the 20th century. The stylized R in the blade also gives us an additional link to the iconic R of Ottawa’s CFL past.   FM:Why move away from the Rough Riders? No choice. When awarded the right to bid on a franchise in 2007, the Saskatchewan Rough Riders insisted they be allowed to veto the name. That meant we were forced to leave the old name behind. Some people think it may be for the best and I agree. A league with 9 teams was sometimes mocked for having the same name (not really the same name), which wont be an issue now.   FM:Your work with the 67s increased fan support and attendance dramatically. How will you translate these successes to the RedBlacks? There are many similarities between the 67s and RedBlacks. When I bought the 67s they had a perception issue, they were not highprofile in the community. The Senators took all the attention in the sports pages and there was a belief that the 67s were on a death watch. My vision was to change perception.   The 67s needed a market to thrive which

meant a broader market that appealed to youth and women, in addition to the existing fans. Both of these markets were weak at the time of takeover. Our involvement in the community and with these groups has greatly benefited the team and fans. The RedBlacks offers the same challenge - to change the perception about how people feel about CFL football in Ottawa and how they feel about Landsdowne. Creating an engaging and comfortable environment for youth and women will be a priority. The perception work for the RedBlacks is like déjà vu.     FM:How is construction at Landsdowne coming along? Coming along very well. The first seats were

placed in the north side stands. At the end of September we topped off the south side stands. Landsdowne is rising up and taking shape. Condos and shopping will add to the appeal of the area. FM:When and where can fans buy tickets? We’re currently taking and continuing to take deposits for tickets online at or by calling the ticket office. A $25.00 deposit gets you a priority registration number.   We’re also hoping to have a preview centre on Ogilvie Road in mid-October. This will be a great place for fans to learn about the team, buy gear and get tickets.

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What experience would you like each of the guests to have at Giovanni’s? Best experience that they can possibly have at a restaurant including both food and service. If it’s a business lunch and you need a little bit of privacy to talk business, you’re going to get that here. If it’s a romantic dinner you’re looking for or if you’d like to joke around with your waiter, you can get that here. What makes Giovanni’s unique compared to some of the other Italian restaurants? One thing that we have in common is a big traditional menu, but we have chefs that make specialties on an everyday basis whether it’s 40oz. Rib Steaks, 16oz. Lobster Tails.

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I have a chef that I brought in from Italy just to make fresh pasta – one being the lobster ravioli. I’ve been in the industry for many many years and one thing that I’ve noticed is that in general a lot of restaurants when making lobster ravioli for example it’s 80% bread cumbs and cheese and 20% lobster. I’d rather charge people what I have to charge and make it 80% lobster because I love food! I put my heart and soul into everything here. About a year ago you renovated the whole restaurant, what was the idea behind the renovations? June 2nd, 2012 we renovated. I am fortunate that my employer put some good money into it to make it look the way that it does. We had the

food and service part but the place was a little bit out dated. We wanted to make it a little more New Yorkish, more posh, a little more bar action. What is your favourite dish? I like everything. I love my pastas and fish. Our Chilean Seabass, pan seared with a little white wine and lemon. I also love our lobster ravioli, our pasta is made from scratch and you can really taste the lobster. 362 Preston St Ottawa, ON 613.234.3156


BIG RIG What experience would you like each of the guests to have at Big Rig? BIG RIG offers “COMFORT FOOD” in a comfortable atmosphere with hand crafted award winning beer. Our menu showcases homemade items and we pride ourselves on serving fresh and delicious foods every time. We would like our guests to feel “at home” whether they are celebrating as a big group or on a date for two. What makes Big Rig unique compared to some of the other local breweries? All of the local breweries are family and we

all support each other. Where BIG RIG is a bit different is in our charitable footprint and our sponsorship rate. We are heavily involved in the community through golf tournaments, prize donations and sponsorship of Candlelighters. What is your most popular menu item? Our most popular menu item is the Montreal style pizza with homemade sauce and all the toppings or the Smoked Meat sandwich on rye with hand cut fries. All of our menu items can be ordered as take away. We also sell beer to go in growlers, 6 packs or pre-ordered kegs.

Favourtie beer? BIG RIG GOLD which is our flagship beer and is available in your local L.C.BO. What is something that most people don’t know about Big Rig? Chris Phillips is an owner of BIG RIG and he also has a farm where he grew Cascade Hops this summer. Brewmaster Lon Ladell will be using these hops to brew up HARVEST PALE at BIG RIG in October.

Top 10 Boy Band Songs from the 80s and 90s 10. B44 – Get Down 9. B2K – Uh Huh 8. The Moffats – Misery 7. Boys II Men – End of the Road 6. Hanson – Mmmbop 5. 98 Degrees – I Do Cherish You 4. O-Town – Liquid Dreams 3. Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way 2. N’Sync – Bye Bye Bye 1. New Kids on the Block – Step by Step

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Band Names: 10. Limp Bizkit 9. Chumbawamba 8. Enuff Z’Nuff 7. Mott the Hoople 6. Hoobastank 5. Toad the Wet Sprocket 4. Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts 3. Hootie and the Blowfish 2. Archers of Loaf 1.!!!

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FM: Where did you grow up and when did you get into radio? I grew up just outside of Toronto and got my start in Toronto at Energy 108. FM: Where did you go to school for it? I actually got very lucky and started in radio at the young age of 15 but was accepted to radio/tv broadcasting. Because I was already working in radio I chose not to go to school for it. FM: How long have you been with Hot 89.9? They launched the station on my Bday so that’s easy to remember just over 10 years now. FM: What makes you and your show different than the others in the city? I think I make mine different from adding a good fun energy where people can relate.

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FM: What kind of music do you listen to when you’re off the air? I’m a house head by heart but love my Jamiroquai and Acid Jazz. FM: What was your favourite interview? Tough to narrow it down to one. Favourites would be Down With Webster, Lady Gaga , Sean Paul. FM: What was your least favourite interview? Two people come to mind for this Avril Lavigne and Christina Aguilera they both were filled with attitude and boring answers. FM: What do you like most about your job? It never gets boring. FM: What is the most difficult part of your job? Being Kenny B when I’m not working . FM: What is your last name? Ken/Kenny/Kenneth is my real name and B is just initial of my last name and I like to keep secret. FM: What advice do you have for anyone trying to break into the industry? Be nice to everyone because you have no idea who they are and what they do. And work hard don’t expect anything just because you’re there.



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FM: Now that students are back at it, what advice do you have to aspiring broadcasters? Don't be afraid to ask questions! You're not going to leave school and make 75k in broadcasting right away. Be ready to start at the bottom and work hard to get to the top. Be dependable and know your way around social media.

FM: What school did you go to and what program did you take? I'm a proud Algonquin College Radio Broadcasting grad from 1997.

FM: What are you looking forward to the most with the Sens season starting up?

How the team embraces the challenge of moving on without Alfie and continues from where they left off last season.

FM: What upcoming events are you most looking forward to this fall? We have tons of events for MAJIC 100 listeners (National Women's Show, etc.. ) and you can't go a week in Ottawa without a charity gala!

FM: On your FB there's a pic of you and Stephen Harper, tell us about your experience with him?

The Prime Minister was very cool and funny in his office. I wish he was like that more in public as there's definitely a fun side to him that few people see. He loves talking hockey and has a new book coming out this fall about it.

“The Prime Minister was very cool and funny in his office.� Is there someone in Ottawa you haven't met that you'd like to meet?

I'd love to meet the The Governor General David Johnston because he seems like to type of guy you would go golfing with or have over for beers. If President Obama ever returns to the Capital, I hope to meet him as well.

MEDIA the host of this program. I was auditioning against much older people who mostly had already gone through journalism school already. I was really lucky and I got to host it and I loved it. I knew that this is what I wanted to do. I applied and then went to Senaca College in Toronto for broadcast journalism and I loved it!


SARAH FREEMARK FM: At what point in your life did you decide you wanted to be in media?

When I was really young I started volunteering at the local Cogeco station in Renfrew which is where I’m from and grew up. I was covering basketball games, Turkey bowls and that sort of thing. When I was 18 I ended up putting together a 30 minute outdoor series called the Great Outdoors. I was invited to come in and audition as

I was also working as a freelance videographer when I was in school. I was really fortunate to head to Abu Dhabi to shoot a documentary that was called the Education Without Borders Conference. Every two years they gather students from every country around the world and ask them to come up with ideas about current problems in their country and ways they think they can be solved. The idea of it is if the youth of the world can all get along then why can’t we all too. That really beefed up my demo reel and is why I think I was able to get a job right out of college.

FM: What’s the best thing about your job?

One of the best things about my job is that I have a lot of freedom. There are certain things that I need to go and cover but other than that I get to pick what I’d like to cover. I get to produce my segments as well as being on air. I get to book and coordinate my own shoots for the segments. It makes it more of an exciting experience in-

stead of simply standing in front of a camera talking about something. I get to do research first and I know everything there is to know about it. That’s what makes it challenging as well. The idea of skydiving can be terrifying but I think to myself it would make for a great TV. When people watch me doing stuff like that they can really relate to me. We covered an exhibition of the Museum of Nature and I was in the section with reptiles and bugs. Reptiles are fine with me but if you put any insect with little legs around me I get so freaked out. They had massive cockroaches and asked me to hold one. I hated it and it creeped me out but I did it! It was the worst feeling!

FM: What’s next?

Right now I’m working on perfecting what I’m doing. The thing about doing something different everyday is that everyday is different. You can’t ever say that you’ve seen it all and that you’ve learned everything you need to learn. I’ve got so far to go and so much to learn. One of the interesting things about Ottawa is that I have so much support here. My family and friends are watching me everyday and everyone is so loyal. I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. I’ve built so many great relationships here. There’s something to be said for people who genuinely care about you and want you to do well.


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HOME White Exterior - White can make your house look larger. White also soaks up the light in a shady yard and is also clean-looking. Beige Exterior - Beige is a safe, neutral, light colour to paint the exterior of a home. According to one survey, beige, along with tan and brown is the second most popular exterior colour behind white.

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Orange and Red - Make sure the hues are soft and appealing. Oranges and reds work especially well in the kitchen, which is the feel-good room of the house. Blue - Blue, especially in its lighter shades, has a strong soothing effect on many people. It brings to mind images of clear, still days or the vast, meditative expanse of sky over the seashore.

Earth Tones - Earth tones, including shades of brown, green, blue, orange and some reds and tans depict the colours in nature and they’re warm and inviting colours for living rooms and dining rooms

Yellow - Yellow evokes images of sunlight, summer and clear, bright days when paired with white trim. When used with darker accents, the colour can radiate the warmth of a kitchen full of home-baked breads and cookies.

Neutral Colours - Neutral colours sound like a big snooze, right? Sure they do. But the point is to sell your house not style it for a spread in “Martha Stewart Living.” Real estate agents to decorators recommend painting the interior of your house in neutral colors.

Brown - Brown, in its lightest shades, can provide subtle warmth and fix the problem of glare that often comes with an all-white room.

Gray - Gray shades have gained in popularity over the last few years as go-to choices for decorators wanting to add chic, urban sophistication to their rooms.

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Jenna Andrews Talks Living Out of her Car to Chase her Dream

car and were as surprised as we are by her bold decision, given that they would have been there for her in a heartbeat had she gone to them for help.

be in time for Jenna’s forthcoming album is not guaranteed, given that they’re “waiting on the right moment because it definitely could be a cool look at some point.”

Why did she choose to live out of her car rather than go to her willing parents for support? “It’s important to struggle. I think that you’ve gotta develop a backbone in this industry and you’re going to go through a lot but it’s for the better and there’s a lot more to write about at the end of the day and there’s a lot more perspective [when you go through struggle],” she explains. The outspoken singer is not one for back-up plans, either, insisting: “This life is about taking risks, it’s not about being safe,” when asked if she had set a time limit for herself of how long she’d be out on the road, chasing her dream.

Jenna Andrews was stuck in Vegas security when it was time for our interview but the trooper hopped on the phone ready to talk music and life with Faces Magazine immediately after the ordeal. Having dropped out of broadcast journalism in college to live in her car, Jenna is one of those brave musicians who chose to give up everything in order to pursue her passion. Be careful how you word that though, as her family paid for her

Thanks to perseverance Jenna’s dream is now a reality, with her upcoming album, which she describes as “strong, powerful, and confident,” in the works. Ever wonder how the daughter of not one but two school teachers would feel about writing and recording x-rated lyrics? Jenna says she was worried at first about her parents’ opinions, and her parents were worried about their students’ opinions, but at the end of the day they understand that their daughter is an artist and are proud of her. Working with the same producers as Lana Del Rey may mean that we can expect a duet from the soulful singers, though whether or not it will

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