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Keep calm and sing show tunes: Orpheus Musical Theatre Society rehearses for The Drowsey Chaperone. Photo by Justin Van Leeuwen
The making of musical theatre Kitchissippi actors kick up their heels and belt out 1920s tunes By Kathleen Wilker
Enter the low-key front door of Orpheus Musical Theatre Society’s home at 17 Fairmont Avenue, and you’ll find yourself in a whirlwind of theatrical creation. Established in 1906, the Society puts on three musicals a year and provides a forum for
actors, musicians, dancers, directors, set designers, costume creators and all kinds of other theatre enthusiasts to practice their craft. At 17 Fairmont, there’s rehearsal space where the 23 cast members of The Drowsy Chaperone, playing March 8-17 at Centrepointe Theatre with a professional orchestra, are
practicing their tap dancing routines. Large set pieces are constructed and painted upstairs in the paint loft. Costumes are designed, created and modified by a dedicated team on several sewing machines in a room brimming with buttons, bow ties, belts and a wall-organized, wall-high Continued on page 6
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We caught up with Annie Hillis at Alpha Soul Café during her last week as Executive Director of the Wellington West Business Improvement Area (WWBIA). As the driving force behind connecting businesses with each other and developing a forum for them to collaborate and develop, Hillis usually enjoys staying in the background. She prefers shining the spotlight on area businesses, events that animate the street and creative public spaces in the neighbourhood. Graciously, Hillis—who advises us to “stay tuned” for what she’ll be up to next—agreed to take centre stage for a Kitchissippi Times exclusive. 1. I love speaking Spanish. “I went to high school in Costa Rica,” she says. “My father still lives there.” Although she doesn’t often get the opportunity to speak Spanish these days, Hillis loves to practice when she can. 2. I think the best way to get to know people is through volunteering for giant projects. When she moved to Ottawa and enrolled her kids at Elmdale P.S., she signed up for Bookfest Coordinator at her first parent council meeting. “The responsibility was a lot more than I imagined it would be, but the parent—Paula Roy— who had been in charge of Bookfest for many years gave me her well-organized binder and that was a big help. And I met a lot of people through that role and
became a part of the community immediately.” 3. I performed in The Vagina Monologues. “I was performing the researched section that is specific to each location, so I had to research violence against women in Ottawa and shelters for women in Ottawa,” she says. “That was sobering and important work.” 4. I love mountains. “I’ve lived in Lake Louise, Vancouver, the Laurentians and worked for a number of years at the Banff Centre for the Arts,” she says. In fact, Hillis met her husband at the Banff Centre. “He was a visiting artist who hung around the office until I started dating him,” she tells us with her famous smile and infectious laugh. 5. When I need to walk somewhere in the neighbourhood in a hurry, I take Scott Street. “I’ve been so grateful and touched by the response to my leaving the WWBIA,” she says. “I’ve received hundreds of emails because even established businesses need someone to be their champion.” All this appreciation, support and connection often manifests itself in walks along Wellington that can take a long time as different business owners and neighbourhood volunteers often have something they’d like to discuss with Hillis whenever they see her on the street.
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Westboro actor Richard Gelinas holds a major role in the movie Thirteen Downs, which screened at the new Algonquin Commons Theatre on February 23. The movie was one of two locally produced films screened by Treepot Media to celebrate independent Ottawa filmmakers. Though Gelinas’s career consists primarily of theatre work, this is not his first taste of filming. It is, however, the longest film either he or Ottawabased writer/director Karim Ayari had undertaken. A 98-minute feature, Thirteen Downs was originally released in August 2012 at the 3rd annual Ottawa International Film Festival. Gelinas had worked with Ayari a handful of times before in the local independent film scene, but only on shorts. “It was during the summer that we filmed The Interview together, Karim said ‘so I’m putting a feature together and I might have some part for you,’ ” recalls Gelinas. “Turns out it was a pretty big part.” Thirteen Downs stars other Ottawa-based actors Sophie Radisch and Ron Tarrant. The movie takes place over a single day, set mainly in Tarrant’s character Dan’s house in the woods. The story revolves around
the odd friendship that develops between Radischs’ character, a 13-year-old girl named Lily, and the elderly Dan. When Dan’s estranged son Stuart, played by Gelinas, seeks his father out for reconciliation, he is confronted instead with the presence of Lily at the cottage. “Karim spent months looking for the right house for the cottage, where most of my scenes were shot. He finally found what he Richard Gelinas is making the leap from the was looking for in La Pêche.” stage to the screen. Photo by Marah Shields Most of the footage was filmed in Quebec. “Shooting in that cottage was working with Karim, he has a wicked awesome. It was great being isolated sense of humour, a real brightness with everybody involved. There was and positivity that is terrific and nothing but the filming to worry rare.” about. It was a tiny crew of great Gelinas is looking forward to people.” more exposure to film. “I like it The movie employs flashback because it uses different muscles, it’s sequences to establish the a new challenge.” Just two weeks development of Lily and Dan’s ago, he played a gambling fool who friendship. Richmond Road’s own risks his hand in a variety of Russian Baker Street Café was transformed Roulette for a scene in Crook, the for two days as the location for a latest film from Ottawa-based flashback scene set in a restaurant. production company Zed Filmworks. “Thanks to the Ottawa And you can catch Gelinas flexing International Film Festival’s 72 Hour his stage presence this May in the Film Challenge—held in late Company of Fools production of January—more people are branching White Rabbit Red Rabbit, a story out into film making. I’ve met a lot of from Iranian playwright Nassism great new people through film jobs,” Soleimanpour. “You don’t rehearse, says Gelanis who is a seasoned player you just show up. The point is you in the Ottawa theatre scene. “I like don’t know what to expect.”
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put the travelling festival on in towns across North America, each show is different because the host personally selects an evening of films from the larger roster. “The films are less about adrenaline sports and more about inspiring activism,” explains Ottawa Riverkeeper’s Meredith Brown who was able to put on the festival locally for the first time with a grant from Patagonia. “We chose watery films to promote the Riverkeeper movement.” The films were screened at the National Archives on February 21. Proceeds from the festival go to support the work of the Ottawa Riverkeeper including the purchase of water quality test kits for the Riverwatch program. Devonshire students honoured After reading letters to Stephen Harper on Parliament Hill encouraging equal education for First Nations on February 14 Have a Heart Day with numerous other schools from across Ottawa and Ontario, Devonshire students were honoured with a Children’s Rights Supporter Award from the Coalition for the Rights of Children. (see Kitchissippi Times’s Facebook page for photos). Westboro author presents children’s book at The Community Historical Recognition Program On February 18, Westboro’s Sara Loewenthal, a preschool teacher at the Westboro Jewish Montessori Preschool, was invited to read her children’s book So Near and Yet So Far… Klara’s Voyage on the MS St. Louis. The story is written through the eyes of 8-year-old Klara who tells of her experiences on the ship. The MS St. Louis was a ship that left Germany in 1939 with over 900 Jewish
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men, women and children. It wasn’t successful in finding refuge for the passengers in Cuba, Miami or Canada. The ship returned to Europe and Holland, France and Belgium agreed to accept the passengers. Over half of the passengers tragically perished in the Holocaust. The Community Historical Recognition Program was established in 2008 to acknowledge and educate all Canadians about the historical experience of Chinese, South Asian, Italian, Jewish and other Canadians affected by wartime discriminatory measures and immigration restrictions applied in Canada. Kitchissippi celebrities reveal talents On February 27, at the NAC 4th Stage, a handful of prominent Kitchissippi personalities joined in a fundraising cabaret. Among the Kitchissippi performers revealing their hidden talents in Magnetic North’s Don’t Quit Your Day Job show were National Capital Commission Board Chair Russell Mills, Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Katherine Hobbs, Community Foundation of Ottawa President & CEO Barabara McInnes and restaurateur Stephen Beckta.
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Their world’s a stage Launching dramatic careers
Graduating in the spring, Lerner and O’Brian had key roles in the college’s latest production, a foray into the classic standard of comedy, Commedia dell’Arte. A Servant of Two Masters is a tale of a servant who decides to make some extra money by serving two masters. “Comedy ensues,” said the play’s director, Catriona Leger, of Hintonburg.
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“We chose Orange Gallery for our ceremony and afternoon reception because it’s a great space and is located right across from Parkdale Park,” explains Don. “We wanted our friends to feel comfortable bringing their children and thought having a park really close by would give the kids a place to play if they wanted to.” The space at Orange Gallery also accommodated parents of babies who needed a quieter room and a couch to breast or bottle feed during the celebrations, which also appealed to the couple who wanted to meet the needs of their guests with little ones. “We all had our hair done at Character Salon,” says Jenn, noting that both she and Don had been going to Character for over a year before their big day. Finally, for party favours for their guests, Jenn and Don reached out to Jennifer Winter, chocolatier at Koko Chocolates in Westboro, for just the right truffles. “We picked a caramel and a chilli chocolate—a little sweet and a little spicy—and both were delicious,” says Jenn. The couple recommends choosing local vendors for a perfect day full of personal touches.
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Local actor, costume designer brighten Third Wall’s dark comedy By Denise Deby
Third Wall Theatre’s production of the funny but vicious God of Carnage is global in scope—the internationally-acclaimed play, set in Paris, deals with the theme of human relationships—and features strong local talent. French playwright Yasmina Reza centres the action on two upper class couples who meet after their sons have a fight in the playground. The couples are initially civil, but the façade of politeness falls away and mayhem ensues. Actor John Koensgen, who lives on Hamilton Avenue North, plays Michel Vallon, one of the husbands. “He’s a working class guy who has made a lot of money and is now living in a really nice part of Paris. But he’s essentially not a member of the intellectual class,” says Koensgen. “The other couple are a financial advisor and a lawyer. My wife is into art and the Third World—and I sell doorknobs and toilet fittings.” At the play’s start, Michel is visibly uncomfortable with the meeting and the conflict. Then, says Koensgen, “we see the real Michel surface, and he’s not a member of polite society, let’s put it that way.” It’s a role that Koensgen appears to enjoy, but it’s just the latest in a busy career. Koensgen has appeared in Third Wall productions of Antigone and Blackbird, and he directed Blood on the Moon last season at GCTC. He’s worked across Canada and on various Ottawa stages. Like Wolves, coming in June, will be his 47th GCTC show, he estimates. Still, says Koensgen, “I try to stay close to home if I can.” He’s lived in Hintonburg for 30 years and is the parent of two grown sons, but thinks people don’t have to be parents to appreciate God of Carnage. “Any human being would recognize themselves,” he says, adding, “It’s the perfect play for this time of year, because it’s funny. And although you can see it coming a mile away, it’s full of surprises.”
For Sarah Waghorn, God of Carnage’s costume designer, the play required some creative thinking. “One couple is wealthier than the other, so we wanted to show that through the costumes,” she explains. “Contemporary clothing is actually quite a challenge. You don’t want people to notice the costumes. They just need to be perfect and not a distraction.”
Moreover, she says, there’s a scene in the play—which she wouldn’t divulge— that made the costuming particularly tricky, and required purchasing special items despite the show’s tight budget. Waghorn was up to the challenge. A Fisher Avenue resident and mom of three young girls, she works with a range of theatre companies in the city, and also runs Pukeko Design.
“I juggle 18 shows a year,” she says, “but it’s great.” God of Carnage has been performed on Broadway, in London and as a movie starring Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet in 2011. Ross Manson directs Third Wall’s production, which runs until March 2 at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre’s Main Stage (GCTC, 1233 Wellington St. W.). thirdwall.com.
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After school on a wintery Wednesday afternoon, five year-old Toby Almstedt glides seamlessly on the ice at Champlain Park. Effortlessly moving one skate in front of the other, he shoots a hockey puck in the net as his father shovels fresh snow off the ice. It’s just a regular day for the father-son team, who help maintain the ice rink together at Champlain Park. “We moved in here in October 2010, and the rink was open that first winter,” says Toby’s father Graydon Almstedt, who lives just across the street from the park. “In January, Toby had just turned three. We brought him out here every day, and he was able to pick up skating very quickly – full turns, stops, everything.” Ever since that winter, Almstedt has been out on the ice watching his son skate and play hockey. While Toby’s love for hockey has kept the pair outside all winter, they also decided to use the time to help neighbour Jim Kot who has looked after the Champlain Park rink for years. “Jim works hard in maintaining the rink, to have ice for kids in the neighbourhood,” Almstedt says. He adds that Toby will put down his hockey stick and lend a hand – and has even become Kot’s special assistant on the ice. “We have lots of shovels here and we have hoses to water the ice,” says the pint-sized hockey phenom. “I like watering with Jim.” Almstedt adds that his family noticed how hard Kot worked on the ice, even watering the rink on holidays. “We got to know him, and he and Toby sort of clicked,” Almstedt says. “Toby is the junior assistant. He likes to tell people that he and Jim maintain the rink.” It’s been a cold winter. One that Almstedt says has contributed to the ice being in pretty good condition. The volunteers have also been able to
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Supporting Team Canada’s runners
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Massage therapist Paula Burchat of the Civic Hospital neighbourhood is just back from a week in Jamaica volunteering as the team medical for Canada’s National Cross Country Team when they qualified for the World Championships. In March, she’ll head off with the team to these World Championships in Poland for another week. Right now she’s busy raising funds to support these athletes she calls “amazing ambassadors for our country, both for their talent and for their positive attitudes.” KT: What motivates you to support these athletes? PB: I’ve always been athletic. It’s a way for me to keep in touch with that side of myself and contribute to the athletes who don’t have a whole lot of support. These kids have to pay out of pocket to fly to qualifying meets around the world, so if I can contribute professionally and it helps them out, then I’m pretty happy with that. KT: How is Canada’s National Cross Country Team doing? PB: This is probably the strongest cross country team I’ve worked with in the last four years. They’re really professional. Four years ago there wasn’t a lot going on for distance
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PB: Many of the athletes don’t have a massage therapist they see regularly. In the month leading up to Jamaica, I connected with the athletes and worked on strength, remedial work and assessment of injuries. Now, leading up to the Worlds, I’m working with a couple of the athletes over email and Skype and helping them overcome injuries. I haven’t worked remotely like this before, so it’s a challenge, but the athletes are so dedicated and show such promise. I get all fired up with a heady sense of optimism, working with this level of athletes. It really helps me push through an Ottawa winter. KT: You’re also fundraising? PB: Yes, I’ve started a giving group through Run Ottawa for the broader Ottawa running community to donate money to the 2013 Canadian Cross Country Running Team. The athletes are paying their own travel expenses for the Worlds and those expenses are estimated at $2000/ athlete. You can donate at chimp.net/ groups/ottawa-runners-for-nationalxc-team. Events, like a pub night and fundraising training information nights will be announced on the Run Ottawa Facebook Page. KT: What’s your favourite thing about running? PB: Running!
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KT DEVELOPS Heavy bus traffic on Wellington St. W on Tuesday February 19 when the Transitway was partially closed due to a bomb scare at Tom Brown Arena led to significant delays in commute times. The Hintonburg Community Association has written the following letter (printed and abridged with permission) to request a meeting with City, federal and provincial elected officials and the Rideau Transit Group to discuss the rerouting of buses onto Scott St. during LRT construction. Kitchissippi Times would like to hear your thoughts on bus traffic and LRT construction as well as your experiences travelling home on February 19. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a note on Twitter, @Kitchissippi.
Re: Light Rail Transit construction impact in Hintonburg/Mechanicsville I am writing on behalf of the Hintonburg Community Association and its members to alert you to our concerns with respect to the diversion of bus traffic onto Scott Street for much of the duration of construction of the new Light Rail Transit. The current plan calls for all bus traffic currently using the Transitway to be diverted to Scott Street. Our community has been warning elected officials and City staff for several years that this would have a greatly detrimental impact on our community. Now that the proposals are finally concrete, we consider that there can be no further delay in initiating ongoing communications with Hintonburg and Mechanicsville specifically about the diversions. We are seriously concerned by the proposal to divert 100% of Transitway buses onto Scott Street. for the duration of the LRT construction. The proposal to put all the transitway buses (almost 300 per hour for up to 6 hours a day) on Scott St., a residential street, for two years will: â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘
make the street unliveable for residents on and near Scott Street; create cut-through traffic onto the narrow one-way streets north of Wellington; create complexities for snow-removal that may not have been fully considered; divert traffic onto Armstrong, Wellington and Gladstone; make it difficult for Mechanicsville residents to get out of Mechanicsville; render it unsafe for kids and adults crossing Scott Street to school and activities; make pedestrian traffic on the very narrow Scott Street sidewalk even more dangerous and unsafe; â€˘ make cycling on Scott St. dangerous; and make cycling on Armstrong, Wellington & Gladstone dangerous with greatly increased diverted traffic. These outcomes are unacceptable, and we would ask that you meet with us to discuss the following mitigating alternatives; â€˘ it is important to maintain transit access for the Hintonburg and Mechanicsville communities during LRT construction. The Transitway buses that serve these communities, including the 87 and 90-series, should run on Scott Street with stops at Tunneys and Bayview; â€˘ most express buses are intended to carry passengers from the suburbs to downtown, and do not need to travel on Scott Street. These should be diverted to other routes such as the ORP or Carling; â€˘ there is no reason for out-of-service (â€œdeadheadâ€?) buses to travel on Scott Street. Instead, they should be diverted to other routes, including the Queensway, so that they do not add to the traffic burden on Scott; â€˘ this segment of the Transitway (Holland to Bronson) should not have to close for two years. Sequence the construction so that it is the shortest time possible; â€˘ the dedicated cycling lane on Scott Street west of Holland must continue east of Holland and provide a connection to Laurier. The Scott/Albert bridge will be congested. There is already a problem with cyclists riding their bikes on the sidewalk of the Scott/Albert bridge. Adding any buses on Scott will increase the conflict between pedestrians/cyclists and cyclists/ motorists; â€˘ the sidewalk on Scott St. must be widened and a boulevard added to move vehicles further away from pedestrians. These are a few of the most pressing mitigation measures that we require, among others that we would like to discuss with you.
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FEBRUARY 28: PERENNIAL GARDENING TIPS At Rosemount Library, 18 Rosemount Ave, from 6:30 pm8:00 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 6: COMMUNITY MEDIATION OTTAWA From 7:00-8:00 pm in the Wellington Room at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St.. Have you ever had a disagreement with a neighbour or someone else? Did it impact your relationship with them? Do you wish it had been handled differently? Community Mediation Ottawa presents information about mediation and a positive approach to dealing with conflicts - come and learn about this free service. Co-sponsored by the HCA Security Committee. MARCH 7: IN TRANSITION 2 From 6:30-8:30 pm, at Mountain Equipment Co-op, 366 Richmond Road, In Transition 2, is a SLOWest learning event. Listen to inspiring stories of what people are doing in communities around the world to live in more sustainable, resilient ways. All welcome. Donations appreciated. MARCH 9: A CELEBRATION OF ST. PATRICK Will be held at Our Lady of Fatima parish hall, 153 Woodroffe Ave at 6:00 pm. Live music, songs and special guests Acacia Lyra Harp & Song Duo with Janine Dudding and Susan Sweeney Hermon. Tickets are $15 and include Irish stew, soda bread, buns, tea, coffee, dessert. Advance sale only, available after all weekend Masses at 153 Woodroffe Ave from February 16 to March 2. Limited seating. For info and tickets call Onagh: 613-726-7583 MARCH 9: OTTAWA VALLEY ROCK GARDEN AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY GUEST SPEAKER At the Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave, at 1:30 pm. Guest speaker Rob Brandon will speak on Creating the High Line Park in New York. OVRGHS will hold its regular monthly meeting following the presentation. A social break with refreshments will follow. The public is welcome, no fee. ovrghs.ca MARCH 10: FUNDRAISER FOR THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX MEMORIAL CHURCH Everyone is most welcome at the fundraiser, at the Pushkin Cultural Centre, 89 Stonehurst Ave. The event includes authentic Russian cuisine, blini (pancakes) with traditional accompaniments, live entertainment and souvenirs. 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. memorialchurch.ca/blini2013 or telephone: 613-599-9743 MARCH 11: BUILDING BONANZA Build, create and explore with 3-D sculpture at Rosemount Library. A family event. 2 to 3:30 pm, 18 Rosemount Ave. MARCH 12: LEGO BLOCK PARTY Show off your architectural creativity with Lego. From 1:303:30 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.
MARCH 14: CRAZY KITCHEN ORCHESTRA AT ROSEMOUNT LIBRARY For a bilingual March Break adventure, create and record an experimental sound composition using household objects and contact microphones. Ages 6-12. From 2 pm to 3 pm. Registration is required. 18 Rosemount Ave. MARCH 18: GOOD DISCIPLINE, BETTER BEHAVIOUR 6:30-8:30 pm, Family Services à la famille Ottawa, 312 Parkdale Ave. Ready to tear your hair out? Tired of repeating yourself and having nothing change? This workshop provides a range of discipline tools and a clear idea of how to use the ones that are best suited to your child. Come out and enjoy the evening...learn something new... improve the atmosphere in your home. Call 613-725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration. MARCH 21: BASIC DIGITAL PHOTO EDITING AT ROSEMOUNT LIBRARY It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group will help you discover some easy ways of correcting basic flaws so that you will be proud to display your photos. 6:15 to 8:15 pm at 18 Rosemount Ave. MARCH 23 & 24: THE WEST END POTTERY SALE AT CHURCHILL SENIORS CENTRE All manner of amazing handmade pottery by over 20 of the best potters in the region. On Saturday, March 23 from 10am - 5pm and on Sunday, March 24 from 10am - 4:30pm in the hall of the Churchill Seniors Centre, 345 Richmond Rd. at Churchill. Free admission and draws each day for free pottery! More info at westendpotterysale.com or call 613-422-3344. APRIL 4 - MAY 2: TEENS...THE GREAT PARENTING CHALLENGE Family Services à la famille Ottawa is offering a five session parenting course on Thursday’s April 4 – May 2, 6:30-8:30 pm, 312 Parkdale Ave. This workshop includes a dynamic exploration of the many challenges and opportunities facing parents of teenagers, and offers techniques for effective discipline, coping skills and strategies to help you and your child succeed. Call 725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration. APRIL 9 - MAY 7: ON MIDDLE GROUND...PARENTING 6 to 12 YEAR OLDS Family Services à la famille Ottawa is offering a five session parenting course on Tuesday evenings from April 9 to May 7, 6:30-8:30 pm. Topics include: child development, effective communication, building self-esteem and setting limits. Call 725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration. APRIL 18: HINTONBURG RECREATION ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7:00 pm at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St . Come hear our proposals for this coming year. We are looking for new enthusiastic members to stand for the Board of Directors. You can stand for the Board if you are 18 years or older and reside within the area bounded by Carling Ave., Island Park Dr., the Ottawa River and Bronson Ave. Contact Lorrie for info at 613-761-6672 or email@example.com or check for us on Facebook. APRIL 24- JUNE 19: ANXIETY PREVENTION PROGRAM Family Services à la famille Ottawa is offering a 9 week program teaching children important coping skills that they can apply to daily living. It’s an Anxiety Prevention Program for children 8 -10 yrs old with mild to moderate anxiety. Wednesdays, April 24 – June 19, 6:00-7:30 pm. Call 613725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration.
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CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Practice and improve your Spanish speaking skills. We are Los Amigos Toastmasters amigos-tm.ca. We meet at the Civic Hospital, Main Building, Main Floor, Room 3 at the back left of the Cafeteria “Tulip Café” Mondays at 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm. Call Carole at 613-761-6537 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 citizenadvocacy.org, drop by 312 Parkdale Ave, or call 613-761-9522. ST. PATTY’S DAY FLOAT Volunteers with art, stage design or construction skills to build a St. Patty’s Day float promoting Hintonburg and Mechanicsville! Call Lorrie with Hintonburg Economic Development Committee at 613-761-6672. PAINTERS’ CIRCLE Tuesday mornings, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Ave. We are a friendly, encouraging group with a wide range of painting experience. Sharing our ideas, showing what we have done, seeking suggestions, is a really pleasant experience for painters whose activity is usually alone. All media except oils are welcome. No tuition, so experience is necessary. 613-695-0505 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. LAROCHE PARK YOUTH DROP-IN Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30pm; Laroche Park Field House, 7 Stonehurst Ave. All are welcome. Feel free to bring a friend. WESTBORO YOUTH CENTRE Join a free drop-in on Friday nights for sports, crafts, board games and socializing at the All Saints Anglican Church between 6:30 and 10 pm for 10 to 17 year olds. For more information: allsaintswestboro.com/WYC. TEEN ADVISORY GROUP Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) to earn community involvement hours and help design programs for teens at the Ottawa Public Library Carlingwood branch. Ages 14-18. Tuesdays, 5-6:30 pm. TEEN BOOK CLUB Chat about books and share your favorites with other teens. Ages 13 and up. Last Tuesday of the month at 7 pm (1 hr.) at the Ottawa Public Library Carlingwood Branch. FREE FITNESS CLASSES Come join us for free fitness classes at One Tooth Activewear, 261 Richmond Road. Mondays: Pilates at 7 pm, Tuesdays: Jump’n Junkies at 6:15 pm., Thursdays: Mom & Baby Yoga at 10:15 am, and every second Saturday: Family Yoga at 8:45 am. For more info: 613-728-8948. TOASTMASTERS Success is usually achieved through good communication
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