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Kitchissippi drag queen Zelda Marshall volunteered as a ‘book’ to be signed out during CBC and the Ottawa Public Library’s Human Library Project. Photo by Justin Van Leeuwen

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The Human Library Project offers opportunities to broaden perspectives by signing out people for twenty minute interviews. This year, the second year that CBC and the Ottawa Public Library have collaborated on the venture, two Kitchissippi residents were on loan January 26.

Using our media privileges, we ‘borrowed’ drag queen Zelda Marshall and CBC personality Giacomo Panico before the event. “I’m originally from Vancouver where the snow stays in the mountains where it belongs,” says Marshall who was the grand marshall of the Ottawa Pride Parade in 2011. “I came to Ottawa for the

work and stayed for the drag.” Considered a beloved and mentoring grandmother in Ottawa’s drag scene, Marshall notes that drag isn’t only about looking fabulous and having all the best dance moves. “There’s a long tradition of fundraising and giving back to the community,” she says. “And you absolutely Continued on page 8




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Temperatures might have been frigid, but Westboro Beach residents celebrated the winter by the water as part of the annual Westboro Beach Community Association Winter Carnival. “We want to get neighbours out and bring people together to enjoy the best beach in the area,” said Peter Bruton, a member of the community association who helped organize the event. The event took place at the beach on From left Bonnie Campbell and Catherine Casserly, both of Westboro Beach, Jan. 26, and included a bonfire and warm up by the fire with Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs. marshmallows, snow soccer, tobogganing, snow building and colouring, hot dogs and coffee. Some of the younger residents also enjoyed hot chocolate between toboggan rides. The next big event to watch for will take place in June, said Bruton, when the community holds the official beach opening for the summer.

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Well over one hundred parents attended Full-to-capacity program the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s Near West Accommodation Anita Grace Review meeting on January 23 at Fisher Full-to-capacity Churchill Alternative School Park PS. may have to cap enrolment for the upcoming Both Devonshire Community Public school year. Enrolment at this school on School and Elmdale Public School are Churchill Avenue has been growing steadily currently operating at over-capacity. over the last three years and the school is curDevonshire is at 112% and Elmdale is at rently operating at capacity with 374 registered 116%. The Board offered four possible students. short term solutions at these French The decision to cap enrollment will Immersion schools for September 2013. mostly affect Junior Kindergarten registrants as A more extensive review is in place to all students currently attending the school will be come up with solutions for September permitted to remain. Although Churchill’s 2014 and beyond. Many parents expressed frustration Principal, Megan Egerton, does not expect to that the Board is deciding on an Interim have to enforce the cap, on January 22, the Solution for 2013 and a more complete School Board approved its implementation. Churchill’s registration for the 2013-14 school solution for 2014 when the student year has been extended from Jan 28 to March 1, populations at both schools have been 2013. If by March 1 there are more registrations consistently increasing and this overthan spaces available, priority will be given to crowding follows a growth trend. Parents at the meeting were invited to siblings of children already attending Churchill. comment on the Board’s four possible Any available spaces will be assigned by lottery. Students not admitted to Churchill will have solutions which were: the option of registering at another local school 1. Redirect current Devonshire and Elmdale Grade 5 French Immersion or enrolling in the next closed available students to Fisher Park for Grade 6. Alternative school program. Bus transportation (Add a Grade 6 French Immersion would be provided in the latter case. If all spaces Program at Fisher Park). are not filled by March 1, subsequent registrants 2. Redirect Devonshire and Elmdale JK will be enroled on a first-come, first-serve basis. students to other local schools (i.e. For the current 2012-13 school year, there are Connaught PS). 103 students in four kindergarten 3. Redirect current Devonshire and classes, averaging 26 students per class. Elmdale Grade 5 French Immersion Churchill is the only school in the district whose students to Connaught PS for Grade enrolment will be capped for the upcoming 6, with the possibility of including school year. Elmdale’s Grade 5 English students in this move. 4. Add a portable to Elmdale to accommodate Grade 6 students and relocate Devonshire Grade 6 students to Connaught. Parents of Grade 5 students at Elmdale are circulating a petition demanding that the Board provide an additional portable so that the school population could remain together. Parents of students who will be in JK at both Elmdale and Devonshire next year voiced considerable concern over the burden of daycare changes if their children are not located at their home school, with older siblings. Some parents noted they are already having to commit to daycare for their children next year, with non-refundable deposits. For parents with children in SK as well as JK next year, the possibility of dropping young children off at two locations for two half-day programs was deemed especially difficult. The Board will announce its decision March 5. Parents are invited to submit comments on the Interim Solutions by email: by February 6. Questions around the educational format for Grade 6 students, should they move to Fisher Park next year, were repeated. Board officials were unable to say if Grade 6 students would move from teacher to teacher for different subjects or remain with one teacher, in a consistent classroom. Fisher Park PS is currently operating at 61% capacity and Connaught PS is at 45% capacity.

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Elmdale promotes Winter Walk to School Day Elmdale’s school travel planning committee wanted to get more Ottawa schools involved in their annual February 6 Winter Walk to School Day. The committee drafted a proclamation that Mayor Jim Watson signed. West Wellington’s Karin Jordan, Co-chair of Elmdale’s school travel planning committee, says the group is working with Green Communities Canada, Spaghetti diners eagerly await their pasta. Ottawa Public Health and the Nepean High School Yearbook Committee Photo four area school boards to spread the word. Dinner on January 17. Over 200 people Students at Elmdale are walking their way attended to enjoy delicious food and fine across Canada and have, collectively, traced company and over $1,375.00 was raised for more than 2,500 kilometres. Zig-zagging across charity. the country, ‘visiting’ and learning about National Parks in each province makes the $250,000 grant for the GCTC journey more memorable. The Great Canadian Theatre Company was This year Winter Walk to School Day will thrilled to learn last week that it received the include Elmdale school dancing to Gangnam $250,000 grant it had applied for from the Style in the play yard before starting their day.

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John Bagnell and Dwayne Brown are taking their love of photography and helping others around the world. The duo, along with eight other photographers, was chosen to have their work featured in a photo book called WIDE OPEN: A Canadian Perspective. The book will raise money for CARE Canada - an organization committed to fighting global poverty. “I was just thrilled to be asked,” said Bagnell, a Carlingwood resident. Bagnell and Brown, who’s from Hintonburg, were asked to contribute some of their work as part of the fundraiser organized by Kickass Canadians. Headed by Amanda Sage, features inspiring Canadians who have unique experiences and talent and who strive to make the country a better place. The photo book features unique Canadian scenes, including work by Brown and Bagnell. “I do stuff for the National Arts Centre,” said Brown. “I did a shot of red chairs and the red curtains – it’s a neat little personal composition.” Bagnell said one of his images selected for the book were of hay bales in Bearspaw, Alberta, which is just outside Calgary. “Photography started as a hobby for me,” he said. “Now it’s turned into a very

Hintonburg resident Dwayne Brown will be one of the photographers featured in a photo book called WIDE OPEN: A Canadian Perspective, which will raise funds for CARE Canada.

Carlingwood’s John Bagnell loves taking photos of his 20-month-old son, a constant source of inspiration.

part time thing because in the day time, I do something else. I’m absolutely thrilled to be included with other photographers who do it full time and are really, really talented.” Brown works as a corporate and commercial photographer, shooting pictures for annual reports and post-secondary schools like Carleton University, University of Ottawa and Algonquin. He said he’s always had a passion for photog-

raphy, no matter what he’s shooting. “I shoot almost every day,” he said. “I’m 50. And in most professions that’s when you start thinking about the exit strategy. But as a photographer, the exit strategy is when you die. I’m more in love with what I do now.” While Bagnell does photography part time, he said there’s one subject he can’t get enough of. “Mostly what I photograph today is my

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For the love of basketball An annual journey of giving

Story & photo by Mike Carroccetto

A Hintonburg man has turned his love for basketball into a personal mission to help children back in Nicaragua, where he grew up. Danilo Velasquez lives in a building overlooking the Parkdale Market in the heart of Hintonburg. But that’s not where his story starts. Twenty-five years ago, Danilo Velasquez came to Canada alone, “a war refugee,” he says and settled in Ottawa. “I came to Ottawa on September 14, 1988 all by myself, searching (for) a better life and better opportunities than (Nicaragua) could offer.” Since 1994, at least once a year, the just-turned 47-year-old Technical Support Engineer, has returned to Nicaragua to visit his family. However, it was just over a decade ago having seen many Nicaraguan kids unable to play in a basketball league because they didn’t have jerseys that the former Nicaraguan national bas-

Each winter Hintonburg’s Danilo Velasquez, a former Nicaraguan national basketball player, returns to his home in Nicaragua with suitcases full of basketballs and jerseys for children who want to join in the game.

ketball player decided to make these trips home about sharing opportunities as well as visiting family. Velasquez began collecting used balls, jerseys and shoes for his next trip home. He contacted Ron Yeung at Basketball Canada, and explained the situation. He says “they were touched by (my) story” and through the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program, they got on board. Yeung, for one, says he’s “excited to work with Danilo” and


Velasquez can count on Basketball Canada’s continuing support. A few years ago, while Velasquez was working with The Masha Krupp Translation Group, they got on board too, with uniforms of shirts, shorts and shoes. In 2001, just months before the birth of his third daughter, Velasquez went back to Nicaragua with gifts – not for his family, but for the children of Nicaragua. Every January,

Velasquez, now a father of four daughters who range in age from 21 to 7 months, goes back to Nicaragua. He personally hands out the basketball equipment to 12 to 15-year-old children. A few years ago when Velasquez had 50 balls to give away, he held a freethrow contest on a court in his coastal hometown of Leon. Every child who sunk a basket received a new ball. Velasquez headed south on January 15 with two large suitcases full of basketballs and jerseys. Air Transat, his longtime carrier, contributes to the cause by waiving all baggage fees so Velasquez can bring as much as he can collect without worrying about the size or weight of his luggage. This year, Velasquez brought his 11-year-old daughter, Jahnessa, to Nicaragua. Like her father, she’s making a contribution of her own. “She’s donating school materials and all of her old toys,” he said.



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“My husband plays hockey, the girls take Highland dance classes and are on a swim team and I’ve been part of a spin class for several years,” she says, noting that there are many opportunities to join all kinds of fun activities in the neighbourhood. “We’re also close to great skiing and we ski as a family every weekend.” McMenamin and her family chose to return to Kitchissippi after a two year stint in Paris partly because they have close friends in the neighbourhood, but also because it’s a walkable neighbourhood full of great activities. “Paris was wonderful and we enjoyed walking everywhere, but there weren’t so many opportunities to be active,” she says. “As well as our organized sports and classes, we like to create social time with friends that involves being active,” says McMenamin.

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Providing healthy choices for 35 years Rainbow Foods – Celebrating its 35th Anniversary! From humble beginnings back in 1978 when Janet & Michael Kaplan first opened their doors, Rainbow has gradually grown into a 7,000 sq. ft. natural market with a vast selection of health products. Now celebrating 35 years in business, Rainbow is one of the largest health food stores in the area and is still growing. Michael and Janet Kaplan In 1978 the store contained just a few bins, one shelf of supplements and a few packages of speciality groceries. Janet and Michael manned the cash register, cut cheese, filled bins, ordered products and stocked the shelves with a little help from family members and an occasional part-time worker. As vegetarians and part of a movement in the early 70’s to get away from processed foods, Janet and Michael provided baskets of dry beans, grains, granolas, rice, nuts, seeds, dried fruits and many more back-to-basics foods. Rainbow still carries all these products, but much, much more. Food is still the main focus at Rainbow but large Supplements and Bodycare departments have been incorporated, along with environmentally-friendly cleaning products, gifts, household appliances and even a pet section. The Grocery department offers cereals, pastas, snack items, teas, juices, and energy bars. With many customers on special diets, Rainbow stocks a large selection of gluten-free breads, cookies, crackers and pastas as well as dairy-free cheese alternatives and beverages. Following the founders’ roots, vegetarian and vegan products can be found in all departments of the store. After 35 years of growth, Janet and Michael are looking to retire in the next few years. Happily the store will be staying in the family with son Mischa and his wife Sarah taking over the business and carrying on the work of bringing the best in natural products to the Ottawa area.

Rainbow Foods 1487 Richmond Rd, Ottawa 613-726-9200 •

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Physiotherapy in Westboro At the Ottawa Physiotherapy and Sport Clinics, we have established a client-centered facility that provides outstanding physiotherapy and other health and fitness related services. We’re a handson team of certified physiotherapists, registered dieticians and massage therapists referred by and working directly with your other health care professionals. We’re a team that can help you to recover from any injury and improve function and quality of life. At the Ottawa Physiotherapy and Sport Clinics, we understand that physical therapy practices and procedures are constantly evolving. With the demand for physical therapy in sports injury and personal injury as well as preventative and therapeutic treatments growing, we have engaged a variety of registered professionals to help you achieve your goals. From pediatric to geriatric clients... from aquatic therapy to education on living a healthy lifestyle... and from injury prevention to post-operative care, our clinic provides a wide range of value to our clients in the services we offer.

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An integrative approach to health What does it mean to be an integrative pharmacy and how can it help you? An integrative approach means combining the best of western-style medicine and complementary therapies. Western-style medicine includes prescription medications and over-the-counter medicines such as Tylenol, whereas complementary therapies include supplements, vitamins, and homeopathic preparations. At Watson’s Pharmacy, an integrative approach also includes preparing customized compounded medicines to meet your individual needs. Here are some examples of how an integrative approach can help with specific health concerns. Pain management: Pain can be treated using over-the-counter medicines like Motrin or stronger prescription medications.To complement these, pharmacist Scott Watson, often recommends supplements such as Magnesium Glycinate from companies such as Metagenics or Pure Encapsulations, Benfotiamine from AOR, and topical creams such as the Kayala’s Ultimate Pain Cream. In Watson’s compounding lab, he works with doctors specializing in pain to create creams containing prescription medications that can be applied directly to the affected area.This targeted approach tries to minimize the side effects of these medications. Menopause: While there are effective prescription medications to help with the symptoms of menopause, some people prefer to try alternative approaches. Watson often recommends supplements such as Remifemin’s Black Cohosh and Metagenics’ Estrovera. Nutrient mixtures made by Douglas Laboratories and AOR may also be effective. In Watson’s lab, he often prepares various types of bio-identical hormone therapies in capsule or cream forms to meet the specific needs of patients and doctors. Sleep issues: In addition to the many effective prescription medications available to help with sleep issues, some people may benefit from over-the-counter therapies such as Melatonin supplements or nutrient blends such as AOR’s Ortho-Sleep. Sometimes a simple Magnesium supplement may help people relax. Watson works with sleep specialists to develop effective prescription medicines in his compounding lab to meet the specific needs of patients.

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Family-owned Watson’s offers an integrative, holistic approach to your health, combining the best of traditional medicines and complementary therapies. Watson’s can even formulate customized medicines to meet your specific needs in its in-store compounding lab. For quality dispensary services, organic products, nutritional supplements, and health advice, visit us at one of our two Ottawa locations. Visit us online to learn more about in-store health seminars or to watch Scott discuss more than 30 health topics on “Ask the Expert” on CTV.

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Living with Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Arthritis or other ongoing condition? Living Healthy Champlain can help give you the tools and support you need to manage and take control of your health! Some of what you will learn includes fatigue and pain management, healthy eating, pacing and how toor explore, visit set, and achieve your health-related goals! today!

The “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” workshop helps people with chronic health conditions to better manage their symptoms and their daily life. It is FREE to participants, and participants receive the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions reference book for free. All participants must pre-register for a workshop. We suggest participants attend all six sessions if possible. The more sessions attended, the more benefit! Workshop groups meet once a week for 2½ hours, over six weeks. There are eight to sixteen participants in each workshop. The workshop teaches skills for living a healthy life including: healthy eating; exercise; pain and fatigue management; stress management; communicating with your healthcare professional; managing medications; and planning and problem solving. Participants take an active role in the workshop. They set individual goals each week and work to accomplish their goals throughout the following week. Participants are asked to share their goals and progress with the group. Participants can self-refer to the workshop by calling 1-877-240-3941, or by clicking on our workshop calendar on the home page of our website Specific workshops for people living with Diabetes and Chronic Pain are also available. Workshops take place on an ongoing basis across the Champlain Health Region! “I love the future now. I have knowledge, not just a hope. I have a knowledge that I’ll be able to cope with the future because I feel much stronger within myself. I have more confidence. I have more self-esteem.”

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OCSI specializes in musculoskeletal system problems

LIVE, PLAY AND COMPETE AT YOUR BEST! • Chiropractic • ART® (Active Release Technique) • Massage Therapy • Medical Acupuncture • Progressive Rehab • Injury Prevention

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The Ottawa Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic (OCSI) , owned and operated by Dr Rebecca Laginski, is located in the heart of Hintonburg at 101 - 30 Rosemount Ave beside the library. OCSI specializes in musculoskeletal system problems, working with conditions such as rotator cuff injury, low back pain, headaches, upper back and neck pain, knee pain, foot & ankle injuries, sciatica, hip pain, discomfort from pregnancy, running injuries, elbow pain, and post surgical joint replacements. OCSI clinic is committed to provide evidence based care to address the cause of your problems. We offer a range of patient tailored services including chiropractic care, ART Active Release Technique, contemporary medical acupuncture, registered massage therapy, progressive rehabilitation programs and modalities (ultrasound, TENS, EMS, microcurrent, and IFC). Dr. Rebecca Laginski, along with associates Dr. Liz Osterer and Andreina Lujan RMT, provide thorough assessments, comprehensive treatment and patient directed education to help you in your recovery. Whether you are a competitive athlete, weekend warrior or someone desiring to improve your musculoskeletal health, we can help. Please visit our website or call us at 613454-1239 to learn more about our team and services.

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Our on-going Yoga, Running and Pure Food classes educate, empower and enrich your life, helping you stay fit, healthy and strong. Consider Elation Centre your one stop for total health and wellness that fits easily into your busy life. Our professional teachers and coaches know the importance of motivation and education to help you stay on track with your fitness commitments, and our programs are designed to deliver results. We believe in the power of community for personal growth and we make space in our programs and classes for everyone to find their individual fit. The elation that comes from being healthy and in balance ripples out and brings joy to those we meet. What could be better than that?

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Keenan Health Centre

We have it all at the Soloway JCC

Your Neighbourhood Health Team

A True One-Stop Wellness Centre with 60 years of caring for families in our community!

The Soloway JCC is so much more than your typical fitness centre. In addition to having top of the line cardio and weight equipment, the Soloway JCC is home to an indoor saltwater pool, an outdoor pool and first rate fitness classes taught by fitness experts plus unique specialty programs for The Soloway JCC saltwater pool is a great place to swim participants of all ages. laps, try an aquafit class or Soloway JCC members have access to our full bring the family for a swim. size gymnasium with squash and racquetball courts as well as over 30 fun and free fitness classes per week including Bootcamp, Yoga, Power Pump, Cardio Kickbox and Zumba, to name only a few. We also have SpinFit, Kettlebells and a plethora of Pilates classes. Younger fitness fans can start on the right path with Youth and Teen Bootcamps, Teen Spin, Introduction to Weights and Fitness and GLOW Girls (Girls Leading Others Wisely) a powerful program just for girls. The Soloway JCC has teamed up with the Ottawa Heart Institute to offer Heart Wise Exercise Programs, safe and effective exercise classes for people with cardiac disease. What really sets us apart is our warm, welcoming atmosphere and the sense of camaraderie amongst staff and members that makes the Soloway JCC feel like home. We want our members and participants to feel good and have a sense of accomplishment with every visit without feeling self-conscious and without competition. Our team of professionals know our members by name and consistently offer unwavering support to help them reach their personal goals. Soloway JCC members get priority registration and prices on programs and classes including summer camps, adult programs, after school programs, swimming lessons and athletics. Membership is available in a variety of categories to suit every individual and family. Come in today for a free tour.

Whether you are looking to recover from illness or injury, or just wanting to be in great health, the Keenan Health Team can help with your goals. We offer: • • • • • • •

Chiropractic Naturopathic medicine Massage Weight loss Nutrition Acupuncture Relationship counseling

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A family-run health team, specializing in prevention

Kitchissippi Hea & Wellness Gui Keenan Health Centre is celebrating 60 years in the Westboro community. What started as a small chiropractic clinic in the 1950’s when no one had even heard of chiropractors, has grown to a multidisciplinary health team with a focus on wellness and disease prevention.

Dr. Dirk Keenan

AND GET A FREE STORY ABOUT YOUR B What Dr. “Bud” Keenan (as he was affectionately known to his patients) did not know, is that his little Westboro clinic would go on to become one of the premiere wellness centres in the city, under the leadership of his son – Dr. Dirk Keenan. And with good reason: The Keenan team provides in-depth assessments that get to the root of health issues, using the latest equipment and diagnostics. Treatments include multifaceted programs of care, with proven, safe and effective, natural treatments, provided by: • Doctors of chiropractic • Naturopathic doctors • Registered massage therapists • Nutritionists Understanding of course, that patients have many demands on their time and must deal with many competing priorities, the Keenan Health Centre’s caring doctors and therapists will work hard to ensure your program of care meets your goals. Your neighborhood health team specializes in: • Lower back and neck pain, whiplash injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica • Advanced weight loss strategies-helping you look and feel your best! • Diabetes, heart disease and stroke risk reduction-changing your future • Pregnancy issues (including pre and post natal nutrition, and massage) • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation • Food sensitivities and their effects, including celiac disease, migraine headaches and others Call today to book your appointment. See the ad in this publication to save on your first visit!

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Natural Solutions For A Complicated World Have you ever looked at an ingredient list for cleaning products, or bodycare, and not understood half of what the jargon means? Have you wanted to use safer, more environmentally friendly products but weren’t sure where to start? Heather Garrod, owner If so, there’s good news! At Planet Botanix, our knowledgeable staff can help guide you towards healthier alternatives to commercial products: whether it be clean burning candles, ammonia-free cleansers, or natural bodycare and cosmetics without harmful preservatives and fillers. The store is owned by a Certified Aromatherapist, Heather Garrod, who has been creating natural bodycare for over eighteen years. Her philosophy is simple. What you put on your body should be as nutritious as what you put in it. Not only does she produce natural bug spray, sun lotion and foot care line (among some fifty products in total), she also facilitates workshops to guide participants through the process of creating their own personalized blends. To make things as easy as possible for the do-it-yourself bodycare enthusiast, the shop also supplies over 100 pure therapeutic grade essential oils, botanical extracts, soapmaking ingredients and containers for finished product. Planet Botanix is a one-stop shop for physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The clinic portion of the store contains many talented therapists trained in bodywork and energy healing. You can take a yoga or meditation class, or attend one of the many monthly events hosted by Planet Botanix. The store also carries eco-friendly yoga mats and bags, natural incense, diffusers, self-help books and cds, and music to calm the soul. Many of the products are fairly traded, local produced and environmentally friendly, in keeping with the ethic that what is good for the planet and local economy benefits everyone! Heather and staff hope to see you soon!

Planet Botanix 301 Bank Street 613-567-4444 •

Ottawa Clinic applies proven methods for treating pain The Sports & Spinal Injury Clinic (SSIC) has seen great results over the last decades from using the McKenzie Method for treating pain. Why is this different to other treatments? Unlike other treatment approaches, you, as a patient are encouraged to take an active role in your own recovery with the emphasis being on self-treatment. On your first visit, a McKenzie-trained SSIC clinician will give you a thorough examination, which is designed to determine what may be causing your pain. From this, they will create and train you in your own personalized treatment programme. During the course of treatment, you will be shown how to prevent and manage future related problems. The SSIC will develop a custom maintenance programme for you to deal with any sudden attacks of pain. As the SSIC is committed to providing education to help empower you to self treat, they have a resource library of published books on this method available for your use.

Sports & Spinal Injury Clinic Hours: Monday to Friday, 7am to 6:30pm. Call: 613.729.8098 Visit: 602 - 1335 Carling Avenue, Ottawa K1Z 8N8 Parking: Free. Surf: Like:

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From sharp cartoons to landscapes

OPEN HOUSE FEBRUARY 6th, 2013 6:30-8:30 pm

Son’s book a tribute to his father’s art and life By Kathleen Wilker

Walk into Allan Silburt’s home and you’re immediately greeted by his father’s framed political cartoons lining the hallway. Just 15 years old when the stock market crashed, the elder Silburt, Josh, was a Jewish communist who came of age when the labour movement and trade unions were just gaining ground. “Having done a Masters in political cartoons myself, I was intrigued when Allan approached me with the idea for the show, a retrospective of his father’s life to accompany his own book launch of A Colourful Life,” says CUBE Gallery’s Don Monet. After many years as a political cartoonist, Josh Silburt turned to landscape painting in the late 50s when the biting comments about politics and labour he was making were no longer welcome in mainstream newspapers and he found himself out of work and struggling to support his family. “My mother pushed him to take night school art classes and he found people doing landscape art and completely changed direction,” says Silburt, who has put together a gorgeous coffee table book by accessing archives for the cartoons and contacting private collec-

“Silburt, the youngest in his family, conducted hours of interviews with his mother, his father’s colleagues and relatives while researching the book.” tors for the full colour photos of his father’s many landscapes, painted in the style of the Group of Seven—fitting for an artist who studied under L. L. Fitzgerald, who belonged to the legendary Group of Seven. Silburt, the youngest in his family, conducted hours of interviews with his mother, his father’s colleagues and relatives while researching the book. He also writes from memories of painting trips across Canada, when his father kept one eye on the road and the other on the passing landscape, always ready to stop if a scene inspired him. “The Art and Drawing of Josh Silburt” opens at CUBE Gallery on February 6. The event will include Allan Silburt’s book launch.

Registration for Fall 2013 programs starts February 6 at the open house. Phone or email for a tour of our school and to meet the teachers! JK students welcome! • Includes music program with certified music teacher • Option to add lunch to morning or afternoon program to extend preschool experience. • Early morning drop off available

470 Roosevelt Avenue Phone 613.728.9473 •

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KT GOING OUT Live Music January 31 Brian Browne, Juniper Kitchen & Wine Bar, 245 Richmond Rd. Open Jam @ 8:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St.

Carleton Tavern, Armstrong St.


February 2 Joshua Earth @ 8:00pm, AlphaSoul Café, 1015 Wellington St. W. First Annual Whispers Bonspeil @ 8:00pm, Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Rd. Raw Sugar @ 10:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St.

February 1 Adrian Matte’s Jazz Trio @ 9:00 pm, AlphaSoul Café, 1015 Wellington St. W. Dave Kalil and Todd Huckabone @ 9:00pm, Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Rd. Cheshire Grin @ 10:00pm,

February 3 The Apocalypse Roadshow @ 7:30pm, Hintonburg

Public House, Wellington St. W.


February 7 Psychic Night with Matthew Stapley (must call to reserve spot) @ 7:00pm, AlphaSoul Café, 1015 Wellington St. W. Brian Browne, Juniper Kitchen &Wine Bar, 245 Richmond Rd. Open Jam @ 8:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St. February 8 OFC Jazz Night @ 9:00pm, AlphaSoul Café, 1015 Wellington St. W.

Dave Kalil and Todd Huckabone @ 9:00pm, Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Rd. Sound Check @ 10:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St. February 9 Manicures, Martinis and Bellinis Night with DJ Landry @ 9:00pm, AlphaSoul Café, 1015 Wellington St. W. Love Shovel @ 10:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St. Comedy/Open Mic January 31, February 7 Trivia Night with Paul Paquet, Royal Oak Pub, 1217 Wellington St. W. February 4, 11 Open Mic with Spirit of Rasputins @ 7:30pm, Whispers Pub & Eatery, 249 Richmond Rd. Open Mic Night with Troy Lajambe, Royal Oak Pub, 1217 Wellington St.

Unique in Westboro

February 6, 13 Trivia Night, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St.

Have you dreamed of living in a gracious brownstone townhome, in a lovely old neighbourhood, surrounded by families and retirees and young professionals? Have you wished for something in Westboro, but without the old house hassle? Have you wanted to stroll along quiet tree-lined streets until you come to the old church, and your home?

February 10 Open Mic with Jon ReillyRoe, Hintonburg Public House, 1020 Wellington St. W. Gallery Listings Colwyn Griffith Vernissage, Feb. 7, Hintonburg Public House, 1020 Wellington St. W. New Works: Andrea Stokes, until Feb. 17, Orange Art Gallery 233 Armstrong St. The Art and Drawing of Josh Silburt, Feb. 5 - 17, Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington St. W. Arctic Kaleidoscope, until Mar. 5, Exposure Gallery, 1255 Wellington St. W.

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A private enclave of 19 freehold towns designed by Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects Inc. will create a striking harmony of heritage and contemporary design. Located just two blocks from the heart of Westboro, these stunning open concept two- and three-bedroom homes range in size from 1,360 to 1,930 sq. ft. and include such features as direct access from underground garage, two-storey galleries and open lofts, private rear terraces and roof-top decks.

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Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box, until Feb. 3, Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington St. W. undercurrents, Feb. 5-17, Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington St. W. undercurrents lineup includes: Skin; Hip Hop Shakespeare: Live Music Videos; Little Orange Man; Ladies of the Lake; Little Iliad; The Public Servant and Bread

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Theatre Listings Bat Boy: The Musical, until Feb. 2, The Gladstone, 910 Gladstone Ave.

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JANUARY 31: BABYTIME AT CARLINGWOOD LIBRARY On Thursday afternoons from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm, join the staff at Carlingwood Library, 281 Woodroffe Ave, for stories, rhymes and songs for babies (0-18 months) and a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. Contact the branch for details. JANUARY 31: EVENING STORYTIME AT CARLINGWOOD LIBRARY On Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm join the staff at Carlingwood Library, 281 Woodroffe Ave, for stories, rhymes and songs in the evening for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. FEBRUARY 1: DEADLINE FOR YOUTH WRITING CONTEST February 1st midnight is the deadline for the National Capital Youth Writing Contest. There are first, second and third prizes of $250, $125 and $75.The contest is open to National Capital Region youth age 13 as of September 1st, 2012 to 17, as of February 2nd, 2013. Stories must be in English, a maximum of 2,000 words, original and previously unpublished. Names must not appear on the story itself but entrants should include a separate page with the title of their story, and name, address, phone number, e-mail address, birth date and school.Entry fee is $5 for each story or a CAA-NCR Workshop Coupon. Make cheques or money orders payable to CAA–NCR and designate NCWC.Mail entries to: Attention: Sherrill Wark.Youth Short Story Contest, 163 Bell St., N., Box 57081, Ottawa ON K1R 7E1. Before entering, please check the complete rules for the 2013 National Capital Writing Contest at: For further information, contact Sharyn Heagle, president, CAA-NCR at sharyn_40@ FEBRUARY 2: CONCERT The Parkdale United Church Orchestra and Music Director Angus Armstrong present “A Musical Tapestry” on Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 pm at Parkdale United Church, Parkdale and Gladstone. A reception will follow the concert.Tickets at the door: $15 adults; $10 students or seniors; free ages 12 and under. For information: (819) 778 3438 or FEBRUARY 2: FAMILY STORYTIME AT CARLINGWOOD LIBRARY On Saturday mornings, from 10:30 am - 11:10 am, join the staff at Carlingwood Library, 281 Woodroffe Ave, for stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. FEBRUARY 4: ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLE AT ROSEMOUNT LIBRARY Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. Program is offered on Monday evenings, starting at 6:30 pm, in partnership with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants. Rosemount Library, 18 Rosemount Ave.

FEBRUARY 5: INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE AT CARLINGWOOD LIBRARY Drop in from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Carlingwood Library, 281 Woodroffe Ave on Tuesday afternoon. Meet other intermediate bridge players in the community. FEBRUARY 5: ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP AT CARLINGWOOD LIBRARY On Tuesday evenings from 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm, practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. Registration online or by calling 613-725-2449 x22. FEBRUARY 6: AMICA’s FESTIVAL OF CHOCOLATE 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at 491 Richmond Road. You and your friends are invited to enjoy an afternoon drizzling with decadent chocolate delights. Indulge in an array of homemade chocolate sensations baked specially by our Chef de Cuisine. It’s free! Call 613-728-9274 to RSVP. FEBRUARY 6: FAMILY STORYTIME AT ROSEMOUNT LIBRARY Wednesday mornings from 10:15-10:45 am, stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. At 18 Rosemount Ave. FEBRUARY 6: WINTER WALK TO SCHOOL DAY The City of Ottawa has declared February 6 Winter Walk to School Day in Ottawa. Check with your child’s school for details. FEBRUARY 6: HOMEWORK HELP On Wednesday afternoons at the Rosemount Library, 18 Rosemount Ave, from 4:30-5:30, volunteers from Frontier College are available for homework help for children in grades 1 - grade 6. FEBRUARY 10: PHOTO FUNDRAISER is back with another CARE Canada fundraiser. Please join us at Wall Space Gallery, 358 Richmond Road, from 1-4 pm, to purchase our limited edition fundraiser photobook, and enjoy a silent auction, live music and complimentary Bridgehead refreshments. Details at FEBRUARY 12: CARE OPTIONS FOR SENIORS “Navigating the Health Care System” is a seminar offered at the Rosemount Library, 18 Rosemount Ave, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. This information session delves into the role of the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), how it works with people, retirement residences (what they offer and cost), Long Term Care and Home Health Care. Mark Sullivan from “Home Instead Senior Care” will discuss the different options available, what they mean, who to call, when and for what reason. FEBRUARY 15: WESTBORO LEGION TRIVIA CHALLENGE Raise money for your charity at 389 Richmond Road.

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The game starts at 7:00 pm. Enter a team of 1-6 participants. $10 each or 6 for $50. For more information: FEBRUARY 16: WESTBORO LEGION 65th ANNIVERSARY DINNER Come and celebrate this event with us at 389 Richmond Road. Roast beef or veg option (when you buy a ticket). Tickets are $30 and must be purchased by February 8. Enjoy the music of Adam Hamelin and Country Junk after dinner. FEBRUARY 17: WESTBORO LEGION SWEETHEART DANCE Yes, the dance is after Valentine’s Day. Join us at the Westboro Legion, 389 Richmond Road. $5 at the door or at the bar upstairs. Music from 2:00pm-7:00pm. Door prizes and canteen. Enjoy the music of Ninth Line, featuring Fred Ducharme. FEBRUARY 17: HAMPTON-IONA WINTER CARNIVAL From 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm at Iona Park, between Kensington and Hilson Avenues. Join us for games, a BBQ and music. It’s a chance to grab a bite and visit with your neighbours. For questions or to volunteer, please contact Judith: or FEBRUARY 18: FAMILY DAY AT DOVERCOURT Join Dovercat from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm for swimming & pool games, rock climbing, family fitness workshops and preschool activities. $20/family. 411 Dovercourt Ave. FEBRUARY 18-23: ROBERT MUNSCH’S THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS & OTHER STORIES Join the Ottawa Theatre School at 294 Picton Avenue for a performance of The Paper Bag Princess and Other Stories. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under. For tickets and information call: 613-5676788 x0. Or email FEBRUARY 21 and 22: ELMDALE PUBLIC SCHOOL BOOKFEST 2013 On Thursday, February 21 from 3:45 pm - 8:30 pm and on Friday, February 22 from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, at 49 Iona Street. As always, there will be a huge selection of well-organized books and lots of popular titles. Prices range from 50 cents to $1 for children’s books and from $1 to $3 for adult selections. Help us raise money for a play structure for our kids. Need books? Want to donate books? Need more information? Please contact FEBRUARY 24: RED VELVET RHYTHM A concert of jazz vocals and Ghanaian drumming featuring the Baobab Youth Performers with special guests Red Velvet Choir. 4:00 pm concert, doors open at 3. CUBE Gallery, 1285 Wellington Ave W. Music, art, cash bar, cupcakes and silent auction. Admission at the door


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$10, students and seniors $5. For more info: FEBRUARY 28: PERENNIAL GARDENING TIPS At Rosemount Library, 18 Rosemount Ave, from 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm. An expert from Artistic Landscape Designs will discuss the selection and care of perennials for sun and shade. Bring your questions! Registration is required. MARCH 1: DAY OF PRAYER St. George’s Roman Catholic Church is hosting the World Day of Prayer service on behalf of area churches. The service begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 1. St. George’s is located at 415 Piccadilly Ave. Reception to follow. All are welcome. MARCH 12: LEGO BLOCK PARTY Show off your architectural creativity with Lego. From 1:30-3:30 pm at Rosemount Library, 18 Rosemount Ave. MARCH 13: BE THE KING OF YOUR OWN ISLAND Get inspired by Maurice Sendak’s children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are,” to create your own model island where YOU will be king. Ages 6-9. Registration is required. From 10:30 am - 11:30 am at 18 Rosemount Ave. SKI WAXING CLINICS While the snow flies, 10:00 am on Saturday for beginners, 7:00 pm on Thursday for advanced waxers, join expert staff from Fresh Air Experience at 1291 Wellington Street W for free clinics on waxing nordic and skate cross-country skis. NEW MEMBERS NEEDED The Hintonburg Community Association Environment Committee welcomes new volunteers. Meetings are at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of the month (Feb. 19th, Mar. 19th). For more information contact gemmaboag@ FEMALE VOLUNTEER NEEDED Jennifer is a young woman with an undergraduate degree and a wide range of interests, including religion. She also has Cerebral Palsy and her shyness makes it finds it hard to make (and keep) friends. Jennifer lives independently in Kitchissippi and gives back through volunteering. She would enjoy sharing social activities with a volunteer. More than 310 people with disabilities are waiting to be matched one-on-one to a volunteer. Visit, drop by 312 Parkdale Ave, or call 613-761-9522.

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm It’s Amica’s sweetest event, ever! You and your friends are invited to enjoy an afternoon drizzling with decadent chocolate delights. Indulge in an array of homemade chocolate sensations baked specially by our Chef de Cuisine.

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Kitchissippi Times | January 31, 2013  
Kitchissippi Times | January 31, 2013  

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