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Great music and good friends at Music in the Park Story and photos by Anita Grace

On Sunday, September 15, more than 200 people gathered in McKellar Park to enjoy a free openair concert. “I think this is awesome,” said Amanda Thompson, who brought her two sons to the park from their home just a block away. “I like any-

thing that gets the community together.” Event organizer Patti Church said she had always wanted to bring music to this beautiful park. When her daughter Kayla introduced her to Craig Cardiff’s indie folk music, she knew that he was the perfect musician for this event. She also asked her friend and fellow

Kitchissippi resident, singer/songwriter Lee Ann McLellan, to play the opening set. McLellan kicked of the event with some covers and original tunes. She dedicated her set to India Buxton Taylor, a young girl who used to live in Kitchissippi and who has a rare terminal illness. Continued on page 14

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While Cole was sick, Perry says he saw his friend’s emotional struggles and he knew he wanted to help in any way he could. He decided to take part in the relay this year with his team, Cole’s Cancer Crusaders. As a team, they hope to raise $25,000 with each individual member hoping to raise about $2,500 each. The team is at more than 80 per cent of their goal and Perry says he’s well on his way to achieving his personal goal. “Fundraising has been a lot of

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You may have already walked right by the executive director of the Westboro Village BIA and not even known it. Mary Thorne lives in Westboro and is an avid shopper, and has spent the past few months talking to store owners and shoppers alike. Retail is in her blood, and Mary has spent most of her career in the industry. She lived in Toronto before coming to Ottawa, working as a marketing manager at a mall in the DufferinBloor area. This is where she first learned a fundamental lesson that remains integral to her work life to this day. “The better the health of the community, the better the business,” says Mary. “If you have a shared vision, there is absolutely nothing you can’t accomplish.” Since Mary will be helping shape Westboro Village in the years to come, we thought it was reason enough to get to know her a little better. 1. Mary was born and bred in New Brunswick, and credits her positive outlook on her Cape Breton heritage. “I’ve always been that way, I’ve always focused on the things that can be done, rather than the things that can’t,” says Mary. “We’ve always been survivors, living on an island that’s always been seen as a distressed area from an economic standpoint.” 2. Mary loves to sing. She’s performed with folk groups and in a band that toured Cape Breton. She hasn’t been singing very much lately but she would like to explore the vocal stylings of artists such as

3. There may be a book inside of Mary. Mary likes to write fiction in her spare time. When she was in Toronto she had the opportunity to study with novelist Ania Szado at the Humber School for Writers, and all of the writers in her group have since became published authors. Maybe it’s Mary’s turn next? 4. You may or may not want to play a game of chess with Mary. Mary picked up some tips from internationally renowned grandmasters when she did Public and Media Relations for the 1988 World Chess Festival. Consider yourself warned.

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Culinarily Inclined blogger Cooking up a storm in Kitchissippi

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Gardening addict and local food aficionado, Caitlin Carrol is the local blogger behind the website, Culinarily Inclined ( Carrol launched her blog in January of 2011, after a web savvy friend designed the site for her as a gift. “He was looking for a way to motivate me to do something different,� she says. Carrol uses the blog as a push to expand her culinary identity and try new things while sharing her adventures with the world. Her fun and conversational writing style cuts the pretension that can

“Once in a while I do post a recipe I totally messed up.� often come through the foodie world, and makes exotic recipes seem much less of a daunting task. On her blog, Carroll highlights ways to use fresh, local and seasonal foods, with many of her ingredients coming straight from her own back yard. Carrol prefers to explore the Ottawa Farmers Market in Westboro at Byron Linear Park. “It’s great because everyone actually makes their own food, grows their own food,� she says. “Last year was my first real garden, I

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Art for the H’art

One of the items in the silent auction to support H’art of Ottawa is this striking painting by local artist Patrick Mills.

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For a couple months each year, usually March to May, the walls of the Ottawa Bagel Shop are splashed with the kind of colour that could come only from artists with absolutely no fear of their medium. They are, of course, the painters of H’art of Ottawa, and a lot of Kitchissippi homes have at least one of their works on the wall because sales at a Bagel Shop show are the type that commercial galleries cry for. H’art is a studio for artists with disabilities. Some of its members, like Jane Cameron Award winner Jessica Whitney and Andre Lanthier, have been profiled in local media. With each painting, “you really get how that (artist) sees the world, how they are contributing to our community,” says Bagel Shop owner Vince Piazza, who owns 22 H’art pieces. Local support often goes further than just buying paintings. On Saturday, September 28, an art sale and silent auction at the Orange Hall at 41 Rosemount Avenue will focus on helping the studio meet some of its equipment needs. All proceeds from the auction – featuring top artists like Patrick Mills, Chris Griffin, Andrew King and John Ceprano – as well as a portion of painting sales will go to H’art. The paintings will not be H’art’s but an eclectic mix of styles and mediums, from oils and landscapes to watercolours and surrealism. There will be about 150 paintings on offer: 80 percent are originals; 15 percent are limited edition prints and lithographs; the rest are simple reproductions. Perhaps the most striking thing about the event will be its prices. All the paintings come from a collector who believes that everyone should have art and that it shouldn’t break the bank to get it. He wants people to be able to add to a collection, or start one, for less than the cost of a night out for pizza and beer. That’s why sticker prices will range from $10–$100, excluding auction items. This could be of interest to a younger crowd who love art but shy away from high gallery prices. The silent auction features some of Kitchissippi’s

best-known creators. Chris Griffin is one of Ottawa’s best-known artists. He displays some of his work in the windows of his wife’s organic skin-care store, Oresta, at 1121 Wellington Street around the corner from the Orange Hall. There will also be a signed and framed photograph by John Ceprano of his balanced-rock sculptures at Remic Rapids and a signed copy of Andrew King’s 2012 book Lighthouses of Prince Edward Country, full of King’s illustrations. Other items are still being added. The sale will also give you a chance to see the delightful interior of Orange Hall, originally a fraternal Protestant hall dating from 1912. Mike Levin is the publisher of, where you can read more about H’art and some of the fabulous pieces you’ll find at the art sale. Planning on attending this art sale and silent auction? Here’s what you need to know: • Doors open at 10 a.m. sharp and ends at 3 p.m. but the silent auction ends earlier, at 2 p.m. • All items are cash only, as is, and all sales are final. • The organizers will accept cheques for silent auction items.

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Umbrellas and interactive art displays seemed the common trend for the Hintonburg zone of Ottawa’s second Nuit Blanche celebration. In spite of a relentless deluge from the sky, art lovers flocked to Wellington Street West to take in the surreal offerings from a variety of artists and performers, including a couple of notable local talents. A standout display, in terms of both originality and visual impact, came from Alicat Art in Wellington West. The gallery’s owner, Alison Fowler and popular local artist Andrew King created a “visual distortion centre” that featured 3D art, colour shifting lights and music. Created accidentally – or perhaps subconsciously on purpose – King’s attempted 3D art took on new life when he had to move it inside, away from the rain. “The 3D glasses didn’t work, but what works is the lighting on it, when a red light shines it eliminates all the reds and when a blue light shines it eliminates all the blue and that’s what causes the shifting patterns on the painting,” said King. “We meant to do that,” laughs Fowler. “The light was originally there for my poppies, then we

Local artist Alison Fowler with her colour changing poppies.

brought (King’s) painting in and flicked on the lights and, ‘Whoa, it moves. Cool!’” The lighting effect applied to Fowler’s four foot tall painting of poppies was a constant shift in colours and texture that gave a sense of life to the art. Moving East, visitors to Cube Gallery were met with large cones of coloured light that patrons could interact with and manipulate via their smart phones. Another standout exhibit and experiment in interactive art was the “Glitch Stations” installed at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. The dark room was lit only by shafts of coloured light and permeated with strange, electronic music. As spectators manipulated wires and dials on glowing control panels, the lighting and music shifted with their

direction. Not to be forgotten was the large, pixelated projection of the original Super Mario video game. The lobby at GCTC hosted a live rock band and bar to provide a welcome break from dreary weather. However, regardless of the drizzle, the people of Kitchissippi continued to come out in droves, even later into the night. A friendly group sporting tin foil hats explained to me that the metallic headgear was to aid communication with nearby aliens. They offered me enough foil to fashion a hat of my own – I respectfully declined. With squishy shoes and battered umbrella, the scene changed to Orange Gallery where shuttle buses arrived to fanfare from a jovial crowd of partygoers wielding sparklers and balloons. Inside the band played and the wine flowed as artists created new work, live on the gallery floor. Despite the rain, the Hintonburg zone at this year’s Nuit Blanche was a true embodiment of the unique and creative spirit of the neighbourhood. Now let’s all cross fingers in advance that next year, nature is a little kinder. For more photos from Nuit Blanche, check out our photogallery at

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Passionate about food and blogging Continued from page 6 her heart still lies in the sugary, sweet world of confectionery, “I love baking, I love anything with sugar in it,� says Carrol. Most of Carrol’s recipes come from the small library of cookbooks she has accumulated over the course of her blogging adventure, while a few original creations and family traditions are occasionally thrown into the mix. Sharing her love of food and lending inspiration to the not-so culinarily inclined is what keeps Carrol so passionate about blogging. “You do it and you feel so good and it makes you want to do it again,� she says of sending her posts out into the either and seeing positive and thankful feedback

from her readers. One of the refreshing aspects of Culinarily Inclined is Carrol’s ability to be humble when it comes to the occasional culinary disaster. It’s nice to see that it truly does happen to the best of us. “Once in a while I do post a recipe I totally messed up, because I don’t want my readers to think that everything that comes out of my oven is perfect,� she says. “Don’t get discouraged when you make something and it doesn’t turn out lovely like the picture.� Caitlin Carrol shared a mouthwatering recipe with KT. Check it out at, and don’t forget to visit Caitlin’s blog at


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Across the country Canadians are taking to the rivers and creeks, lakes and tributaries with garbage bags in hand. It’s the 20th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a weeklong effort to remove litter and debris from our shores. Over 20 cleanups are taking place between September 21 and 29 around 397 Huron Avenue S 328 Fairmont Avenue 147 Sherwood Drive 2246 Lawn Avenue 72 Greenfield Avenue #3 Civic Hospital - $869,000 Civic Hospital - $965,000 Civic Hospital - $1,898,000 Ottawa, including places like Mooney’s Carlingwood Canal/Ottawa East Magnificent 6 bedroom century home. Beautiful 4 bedroom & 3 bath family home. Two lots include stunning pool oasis and Bay, Rideau River, Dow’s Lake and the Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home Great 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home. Walk to canal. kitchen a chef’s dream. Main flr fmly Soaring ceilings & large principleHardwood rooms floors,Gourmet sophisticated 3000sq ft + custom 4 bdrm home. open concept main floor Parliament Hill shoreline. 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This year D L they have organized two cleanups in O S Ottawa – the shoreline at Mud Lake and Kitchissippi’s Bates Island on September 25. 613. 563.1155 Executive Director John McDonnell explains that Bates Island, the little island off the Champlain Bridge, was chosen Each office independently owned and operated. 10 Fern Avenue because it is one of the “little hidden Civic Hospital Susan Broker metro-city realty Chell, ltd.,Brokerage Independently owned and operated gems” in Ottawa that more people should Fantastic 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home Susan Chell, Broker 344 O’Connor St. Ottawa, ON K2P 1W1 Hardwood floors, new windows, finished basement know about. He added that in addition to South-facing backyard w/deck. Detached garage. Mud Lake, Bates Island is a great place to Each office independently owned and operated. watch the fall migration of birds. 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Civic Hospital area resident Erin Bateman recorded the different types of garbage found in the Kitchissippi United Church cleanup.

Lizzie Snoxell, 3, Miya Nagaraj, 4, and Oliver Snoxell, 7, made a game out of finding pieces of garbage, but left the pieces of glass for the adults to pick up.

More than 25 people joined the Kitchissippi United Church cleanup, collecting more than 10 bags of garbage, the majority of which was broken glass, cigarette butts, plastic bags, and clothing items (although participant and Civic Hospital area resident Simon Snoxell found two unopened bottles of beer). Participants are welcome to join cleanups this weekend in Kitchissippi: Westboro Beach on Saturday, September 28, at 10:00 a.m. and Remic Rapids on Sunday, September 29 at 3:00 p.m. Visit for details.

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Garrison Street residents Chris Henschel (left), Allegra Newman and daughters Sofie (left) and Téa Henschel (right) love to come out for events when the streets are closed to traffic.

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Car traffic on Richmond Road between Golden and Tweedsmuir temporarily came to a halt to make way for pedestrians, bikes, roller blades, skateboards, scooters, wheelchairs, strollers and a unicycle on Car-Free Day, Sunday, September 22. Organized by EnviroCentre and the City of Ottawa as part of Sustainable Transportation Week, Car-Free Day demonstrated options for getting around while staying healthy. People had the opportunity to try OC Transpo’s Rack & Roll bicycle carrier, and give Capital VéloFest’s bike-powered fruit smoothie machine a whirl. They test-drove RightBikes, learned about the Ottawa Inline Skating Club, tried yoga and hooping, watched films, enjoyed music and saw what area businesses had to offer. On hand were organizations including Ecology Ottawa, climate change group and bike safety

group CAN-BIKE, as well as sustainable transportation providers such as VRTUCAR car-sharing and RightBike, while local churches held Bike or Bus to Church initiatives. Some festival-goers had heard about the event beforehand, while others were pleasantly surprised to find the street closed to vehicles. “We’re totally supportive of cycling and walking; it’s why we live here,” said Westboro resident Claudia Lozano, who dropped by with her family after walking past and discovering the Car-Free Day festivities. “For one day, we’re re-creating a public space and imagining a more pedestrian- and cycle-friendly area,” explained EnviroCentre’s Josie Howitt. In leaving their cars at home and strolling or rolling through the ‘hood, Kitchissippi residents joined people in over 1500 cities in 38 countries to mark World CarFree Day.

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Bringing back the Y

Time is running out to show your support

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is urging everyone who wants a to see Y in the Carlingwood community to pre-register now in order to make the new west-end location a reality. The YMCA-YWCA has until September 30 to meet its membership goal, of which more than 30 per cent has been reached to date. The Y cannot proceed with a new facility in Carlingwood without the necessary level of commitment from the community. “Many people in the community have expressed their verbal support for our plans and their intentions to pre-register,” says Tosha Rhodenizer, Vice President, Health, Wellness and Family Engagement at the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region. “We need all those people to step forward now and show their commitment. Please don’t wait – the deadline to meet our goal is fast approaching and we absolutely must meet this membership target by September 30 if the Carlingwood Mall Y is to proceed.” The YMCA-YWCA announced in late July its wish to bring the Y to Carlingwood Mall. If the membership target is reached, the 23,500 sq. ft. space in the mall would be renovated to offer strength training and aerobic conditioning equipment, seniors programming, group exercise classes and children’s recreational programs. The location also has a pool for leisure swims, aquafit classes, and children’s swim lessons, as well as social spaces and room for child minding services.

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Wednesday October 9, 2013 – release of draft strategies for the CDP –

7 to 9 p.m. with a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Hintonburg Community Centre 1064 Wellington Street West

AND Wednesday November 13, 2013 – release of the draft CDP –

6 to 9 p.m. with a presentation at 7 p.m. Hintonburg Community Centre 1064 Wellington Street West Residents and landowners are invited to attend the Community Meetings to review and provide comments on the draft strategies for the CDP in October and review the draft of the CDP in November before it is presented to Planning Committee in December. No registration is required for either event, just drop in at any time. Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call 3-1-1 or e-mail before the event.

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Melody Rochon (left), a Regional Director at the YMCA-YWCA, helps Elizabeth Bowen of Cleary Avenue register. Elizabeth is interested in aquafit classes and programming for seniors. Photo by Andrea Tomkins

Show your support for the Y by preregistering. Staff are at Carlingwood Mall (the booth is located at entrance #1, near the Loblaws) until the end of September. People can pre-register in person at the mall or online at The only payment required now is the Building Enhancement Fee: a one-time fee of $25 for students, $50 for adults, or $75 for families and couples. If it meets its target, the Carlingwood Mall Y will open in early 2014.

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KT GOING OUT LIVE MUSIC September 26 Brian Browne, Juniper Kitchen & Wine Bar, 245 Richmond Rd. September 27 Adrian Matte’s Jazz Trio @ 9:00pm, AlphaSoul Café, 1015 Wellington St. W. Me & Him @ 9:30pm, Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Rd. Pop Gunn @ 9:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St. Rich Irwin Trio @ 8:00pm, The GigSpace, 953 Gladstone Ave. September 28 Joshua Earth Band, AlphaSoul Café, 1015 Wellington St. W. Me & Him @ 9:30pm, Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Rd. The Ryvyls @ 9:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St. Mike Rud Jazz Guitar Workshop @ 1:00pm, The GigSpace, 953 Gladstone Ave. Gerri Trimble @ 7:30pm, The GigSpace, 953 Gladstone Ave. September 29 Nick Fraser Quartet featuring Tony Malaby @ 7:30pm, The GigSpace, 953 Gladstone Ave. September 30 Open Mic with Spirit of Rasputins @ 7:30pm, Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Rd. October 3 Brian Browne, Juniper Kitchen & Wine Bar, 245 Richmond Rd. Open Stage @ 9:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St. October 4 Adrian Matte’s Jazz Trio @ 9:00pm, AlphaSoul Café, 1015 Wellington St. W. Rachelle & Ian @ 9:30pm, Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Rd. Fanatical Jack @ 9:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St. October 5 Rachelle & Ian @ 9:30pm, Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Rd.

Raw Sugar @ 9:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St October 7 Open Mic with Spirit of Rasputins @ 7:30pm, Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Rd Comedy/Open Mic September 29 General Trivia Night @ 7:00pm, The Royal Oak, 1217 Wellington St.

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September 30 Sports Trivia @ 7:00pm, The Royal Oak, 1217 Wellington St.

Animals Group Art Show Opening, Oct. 3, Hintonburg Public House, 1020 Wellington St. W.

October 3 Psychic Night with Matt Stapley, AlphaSoul Café, 1015 Wellington St. W.

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Music in the Park: coming together Continued from page 1 Her family is raising money for medical research in hope of finding treatment and a cure. “When people you know are hurting, you want to do something, anything to help,” the musician said. So after her set, a hat was passed around and $350 was collected for India’s family. “We’re lucky to have people in the community that make things like this happen,” said Joanne Rampton, Performers Craig Cardiff and Lee Ann McLellan ham it up on who was enjoying the music the Community Couch. Photo by Anita Grace from the stage, as well as some frozen custard from the Merry Park and he was enthusiastic about this Dairy truck. new community initiative. He said part of “Mixing locals with a Juno Award the premise behind the Community Couch nominee like Craig Cardiff is quite amaz- Project was that while we see people in ing,” echoed Shannon Murray of our communities all the time, we don’t sit Kitchissippi’s Raven Street Studios. down and get to know them. He praised River Ward resident Bev Hellman this event as a being another great oppornoted that it was nice to have the concert tunity to bring people together. set up close to the park’s play structure For Parkdale resident Nicki Bridgland, so that adults could listen to the music the event provided a perfect opportunity while keeping an eye on their kids at to rekindle friendships old and new. play. Her four-year-old granddaughter Being back in the neighbourhood of her was one of dozens of children swarming old school, Nepean High, she bumped around the play area. into more than a dozen old friends, some This is not the first time Patti Church of whom she has known for over 25 has been behind something that brings years. the community together. Along with Westboro resident Laurie FosterShawn MacDonell and Dwayne Brown, MacLeod said this event made up for not she is part of the Community Couch making it to the Folk Festival this year. Project that brings a beautiful sofa to “And it’s nice that it’s free,” she added, neighbourhoods around Ottawa (as well which was thanks to the local sponsors: as Music in the Park), inviting passers-by Dovercourt, Coldwell Banker’s Cheryl to sit and interact with each other. Brouse, the Westboro Village Business MacDonell was also at Music in the Improvement Area, and Allegra Printing.

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September 28: Neil Bissoondath reads at Carlingwood Library Celebrated author Neil Bissoondath will read from The Soul of All Great Designs and other recent work at Carlingwood Library from 2 to 3 p.m. Neil Bissoondath was nominated for the Governor General Award for Fiction, is the recipient of both the McClelland & Stewart award and the National Magazine Award, and in 2010 was made a Chevalier of the Ordre national de Quebec. Offered with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Registration is required. For more information, contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or SEPTEMBER 28: Parkdale United Church’s Fall Rummage Sale This event will take place at 429 Parkdale Avenue (at Gladstone Avenue) from 9:00 a.m. to noon. For more information please call the church at 613-728-8656 or go to OCTOBER 5: Wayson Choy reads at Rosemount Wayson Choy, the author of Not Yet: A Memoir of Living and Almost Dying, will give a reading at the Rosemount branch of the Ottawa Public Library from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Online registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or OCTOBER 11-12: Art Exhibit and Sale The Nepean Fine Arts League (NFAL) invites you to its bi-annual Art Exhibition & Sale on Friday, October 11, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Ukrainian Banquet Hall, 1000 Byron Avenue. With more than 50 local exhibiting artists, you will have the opportunity to browse among a great collection of original artworks created in oil, acrylic, watercolour, and other media. All artists will be on site to answer questions about their art. Past exhibitions by NFAL have proved to be very intimate

and rewarding experiences for art lovers of all ages. This is a family-friendly event with music provided by guitarist Spencer Scharf. Admission and parking are free. For more information please contact Erika Farkas at 613-440-2683 or OCTOBER 12: Organ recital at Saint-François d’Assise Suzanne Ozorak, resident organist of the Co-Cathédrale Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue de Longueuil, Québec will give an organ recital to mark the 25th anniversary of the installation of the church’s Guilbault-Thérien, op. 28 pipe organ. Tickets are $20 and are sold at the door. The church is at the corner of Wellington Street West and Fairmont Avenue. An elevator is available on the West side of the church by the parking lot. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact gilles. or call 613-798-0264. OCTOBER 14: The Wellington Mile The Wellington Mile starts at the corner of Wellington Street West and Holland Avenue, and goes from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registered participants will run the iconic distance of one mile along Wellington Street West which will be closed to traffic from 7:00 a.m. to noon. Registration and details available at OCTOBER 15-DECEMBER 4: Parenting Course This nine-week anxiety prevention program for children 7-9 years with mild to moderate anxiety has proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that are practical and useful for coping with times of worry and change. Wednesdays, October 15 to December 4, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call Family Services Ottawa 613-725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration. OCTOBER 15: Parenting Course Under the expert direction of Joanne Boyd at Family Services Ottawa, this five-week course offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and

opportunities facing parents of children aged 0 to 6. Topics include child development, effective communication, building self-esteem, setting limits, and positive discipline techniques. Tuesdays, October 15 - November 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 613-725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration. OCTOBER 17-NOVEMBER 21: Parenting through separation and divorce Family Services Ottawa is offering a five session parenting course Thursday evenings from October 17 to November 21 (October 31 excluded), 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Call 613-725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration. Topics: coping with stress, understanding conflict and how it affects your family, problem solving, cooperative communication, and co-parenting. OCTOBER 19 - Annual Shred-it Day! Bring your old tax files and other personal records to Hampton Park Plaza (at the intersection of Carling and Kirkwood) for this one-day Kiwanis Club of Ottawa fundraising event. Drop by between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and watch as Shred-it technicians destroy your documents at their mobile unit, safely and securely. Cost is $8.00 per box and there are a maximum of five boxes per person. All proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Christmas Food Basket Program. Contact the Kiwanis office for more information at 613-233-1900 or October 20 - 6th Annual Take a Veteran to Dinner Night This non-partisan event is an opportunity for community members to personally thank area veterans and their spouses by treating them to dinner. A host buys a veteran’s ticket as well as their own and the group attends the dinner together. This year’s event takes place at Tudor Hall. Cocktails are available starting at 5:00 p.m. with dinner following at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person (there is no cost for veterans and their spouses) and the evening will include an introduction of


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