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Tudor Robins says the community “has been amazing and supportive” of her writing. Photo by Denise Deby.
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Tudor Robins’ new novel has the makings of a great summer read: an escape to a wild island, a scruffy horse in need of care, and two teens, each emerging from personal loss, finding something together. Appaloosa Summer follows on the heels of Robins’ 2013 young adult novel, Objects in Mirror. Both
feature young horse riders dealing with challenging circumstances. In Objects in Mirror, fifteen-year-old Grace looks after a malnourished horse while coming to grips with her own eating disorder. In Appaloosa Summer, sixteen-year-old Meg copes with the loss of a beloved horse by moving from the city to an island in the St. Lawrence where she meets Jared, whose father has recently died.
“The horse elements are really easy for me to write, and they’re really fun for me to write,” says Robins, an accomplished rider. Her McKellar Park neighbourhood, although unnamed, also features in Appaloosa Summer. “The city in the story is Ottawa,” says Robins. “In my mind I always picture this neighbourhood… I Continued on page 3
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The community “has been amazing” Continued from page 1 imagine that the characters have access to running paths and bike paths and the river and all those kind of things.” “Appaloosa Summer was inspired by Wolfe Island, which is a place where we spent a lot of time,” adds Robins. “In a way it kind of does parallel my own experience, in that I lived in Ottawa, in this neighbourhood; I horseback rode here in a formal way, and then in the summer I would go to Wolfe Island – we had friends there who had horses – and we would ride bareback, gallop across the field, and take them swimming in the river. There’s a lot of moments like that with Meg, the main character.” Robins soon realized the characters and story had potential to grow. “I sat down and in about six weeks I wrote the sequel; it’s a first draft, but it definitely is coming. And this summer I may try to write the third one.” Although she had an interested publisher, Robins decided to self-publish Appaloosa Summer. “It’s great, because you can get your books out a lot more quickly than in traditional publishing, but there’s a lot of work to do.” Having that control has allowed Robins to try new things, such as releasing a free, deleted chapter and collaborating with equestrian groups to promote the book. “And the difference in royalties is huge, although it’s still not a get-rich-quick scheme.” Robins is also working on a young adult book about a skier, an adult novel, and several other book ideas. In addition, she leads writing workshops and contests including the Ottawa Public Library’s 2014
Local author Tudor Robins blended imagination and experience in writing her young adult novel Appaloosa Summer. Photo by Denise Deby.
Awesome Authors contest and participated in the “I Love Horses” competition for Ottawa Horse Day on June 7. Appaloosa Summer will launch as an e-book on June 15, and as a print book on June 27 at Stone Heron Gallery on Wolfe Island. Both versions will be available on Amazon.ca and Robins’ website at tudorrobins.ca.
This excerpt is from a chapter that was taken out of Robins’ book during the last round of edits, “but I still loved it so much I decided I had to do something with it,” says Robins. She’s given KT permission to publish part of it here: I haven’t had a shower since coming here. Instead, every day, as soon as I finish my run, I walk straight over to the clothesline, hang my running t-shirt, shorts, socks and sports bra on it, and dodge thistles as I head to the river in my bare feet and underwear; a ratty old towel slung around my shoulders. There’s a sweet moment as I slip into the silky river water that makes everything worthwhile – rolling out of bed so early, on muscles only half-awake – it’s worth it, because without them I wouldn’t get this fleeting feeling as the river takes the weight of my body, and the water flows through my hair, and I twist and float like an otter. I use the biodegradable shampoo and conditioner stashed on the swimming raft, and pull a wide-toothed comb through my hair, and that’s me; ready to start the day. I wade back out with my hair dripping down my back, and the air on my wet skin is almost as refreshing as the original plunge into the river. … Every single day I do this, there’s a second when I think, one of these days you’re going to get caught. A few times, an early morning fisherman, with his boat in too close, has forced me to plunge in with my sports bra still on but, other than that, I don’t honestly believe anybody is ever going to rumble down our long driveway so early in the morning. Today, though, is my day off. And thanks to the heat wave breaking, and a cooler night, I did manage to sleep in a bit. So it’s later than usual and, just as I’m thinking, one of these days ... I take the step that brings the driveway into view, and sitting there is Jared’s pick-up truck. Crap. I’m happy to see him, of course. It’s haying weather, and he’s been out in the fields from sun-up to sun-down. I’ve ridden Salem out, more than once, pretending it’s to condition her – giving him a casual wave – feeling a rush of relief at the sight of the new tractor, with its protective roll bar, working perfectly: Jared safe and sound. Read the rest of the deleted chapter online at tudorrobins.ca.
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Tara Tosh Kennedy was trying to find an interesting way to spruce up her front steps, and decided to use them as a way to pay homage to great literature. “I saw the idea on the internet, where
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Saturday, June 21 is the second annual Great Canadian Lemonade Standemonium. Hosted by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, kids across the city will be setting up their very own lemonade stands, all to raise money for local cancer care. Woodroffe parent, Julie Findlay, the main organizer of this year’s event, and McKellar Park’s Lindsay Firestone, who spearheaded last year’s campaign, are both full of enthusiasm for the project. “It really kicks off summer and wraps up school,” Findlay explains. More than that, the Lemonade Standemonium weaves together awareness and pure fun. “Everybody in the world wants to do a lemonade stand,” adds Firestone. The classic lemonade stand is alive and well, and proven to be an effective moneymaker. Over 200 kids participated last year. “It was amazing to see so many kids out across the city who were so aware of what they were doing,” says Firestone. “They were fully aware they were helping other kids and they all got excited, making their own lemonade, or making it a different colour, or making cookies, whatever they could do to make it fun. They were just so excited to be giving back.” When her children, Jack and Lola (who, respectively, ran lemonade stands named Lemonade Legends and Princess Lemonade last year) talk about their experience, they’re modest about the impact they’ve had. “I think my stand raised about seventy dollars,” guesses Jack. In reality, his stand, which he manned with eight of his friends, raised over $1,000 and, all together, Ottawa kids raised over $53,000 to support regional research and care for cancer patients. “There are a lot of kids who are affected by cancer,” notes Findlay, “whether it’s through their families or they’ve lost someone to cancer.” The Great Canadian Lemonade Standemonium is about raising awareness as well as funds, educating kids both about cancer and about the ways they can change their community for the better. It’s also a day that Firestone’s children describe
as “one of the most fun days” they had all summer. With the goal of rallying as much support as they can, kids get creative, setting up shop by farmer’s markets, community centres, local businesses, or just in their neighbourhoods. “It’s going from a lemonade stand event to a ‘let’s just have fun in the summer’ day,” Findlay
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says. The 21st is a day that’s becoming greatly anticipated in classrooms throughout the city, as school days begin to wane. As the countdown to Great Canadian Lemonade Standemonium Day gets underway, Findlay’s current focus is motivating kids and families to get involved, register online, and start thinking about their stands. On the day of, however, she and Firestone will be in a different seat: the driver’s. “We have a big truck and we’re going to be driving around to all the stands with a little surprise for all the lemonade standers.” In their eyes, the success of the campaign is just another reflection of Ottawa’s great community. Last year, their kids set up their stand outside John’s Family Diner on Wellington. The restaurant will be participating this year as well. “They were so excited. They jumped on it,” Findlay smiles. “If you just ask, people want to get involved.” For more information about setting up your own stand, go to ottawacancer.ca/ Lemonade.aspx. If you can’t host a stand of your own, stop by a lemonade stand and enjoy a glass! Find the closest one to you at ottawacancer.ca.
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It only took twenty-six gallons of paint, hundreds of planning hours, and 200 volunteer painters to turn Clarendon Avenue from Java Street to Iona Street into a giant mural. The mural was designed by local artist Jennifer Nicol with the input of neighbours and children from Elmdale Public School. For details, go to kitchissippi.com Photos by Anita Grace.
Jackie Paris, 7, daughter of street art organizer Katie Paris, was one of the first to start putting paint to the street.
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much about cliques and being a part of one , it’s not cool to be mean to people, there are so many people in your grade alone that you probably wouldn’t regret taking the time to get to know them when otherwise you wouldn’t even acknowledge them.”
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Midget boys and Junior Girls go for gold at OFSAA By Julia Cawthorn Running through trees and wet terrain in all types of weather sums up the definition of crosscountry running. This season was conducted by coaches, Mr. White and Ms. Anderson, who lead the team to victory with medals, ribbons and great allaround participation. This year at the city championships, our team represented the school by enduring the rain and wind like professionals. As a result; our midget boys team (placing 2nd), Olivia Gaudet and Paige Roszak, placing 3rd and 6th respectively, from our junior girls team, all qualified for the OFSAA championships which were held in Sudbury on November 2nd. Thousands of high school students from all over the province competed in various distances starting at 3 kilometres and going as far as 7 kilometers.
Nepean High School qualifies and attends Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations or OFSAA annually for many sports including cross country skiing and field hockey. Here, the Golf team is photographed with their medals. Left to right: Isabelle Eid-Holm, Paxton Mayer, and Shelby Mayer.
From their slippery hills to mucky trails, the competitors knew that it was going to be a technically difficult race. Being a three-time OFSAA
qualifier, twice for cross-country, Olivia Gaudet was able to have a quick chat about her experience that weekend. She explained that this year has brought a
whole new level of “coolness” starting off with the fact that she and her teammates ran at one of the biggest races in North America. The main sponsor for the event, Nike, gave the area a great vibe by having a tent set up with fun activities and pump-up music; for that overall buzz. Her highlights of the trip included; running against some of the top runners her age, bonding with her fellow knights and making new friends. Seeing as how Sudbury holds one of the most challenging courses OFSAA has ever had, it definitely held on to its reputation. Hills were given names that respectively fit their meanings and most of the courses was very muddy. “The Beast, the Wall and the Devil’s Elbow were definitely some hills I did not want to climb! It was also very cold out, but lots of fun,” Olivia said
while reminiscing the good times. From motivational speakers, to wearing an OFSAA sweater with pride, you could probably say that our competitors had a great time. Plus, if you want to achieve the goal of qualifying to OFSAA like Olivia did, she says her best piece of advice would be; “Cross-country may seem like physical fitness is most required, but it also involves a great part of mental strength as well. If you’re not in the right mindset, it’s hard to ‘break barriers.’ Though putting those thoughts aside, this is an extraordinary individual sport that takes a great deal of teamwork as well.” Once again, congratulations to those who qualified and to everyone who participated whether it was during mornings, lunch or after school. Go Knights!
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One of the many events Nepean’s student council holds is the bi-annual Coffeehouses where poets, singers, and musicians share their talents with their peers. The money collected goes towards Free the Children. Pictured here are the three main organizers, left to right, Kate Ashwood, Eric Nicol, and Charlotte Syme.
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The CORE program at Nepean High School is de train students for an active lifetime of serving ot March 2014, 13 CORE students headed to the Ut Region in Northern India to embark on a human sion. The students stayed in a compound run by (Central Himalayan Rural Action Group) and help pourt the work of teachers in a local primary sch ning camp-like activities.
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Michael Collins and Willow Sharp, pictured on the left, were the Nepean Student Council Co-Presidents for 2013-2014. Next school year, the dynamic duo, Charlotte Syme and Josh Wex, pictured on the right, will be taking over as Co-Presidents.
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Every two years, Nepean students present an iconic musical. This year, Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables was chosen and dozens of students spent long days (even some nights) working on all aspects of the play from props to blocking to acting. Directed by Caroline Coltman and Jeff Kanter, the drama teachers at Nepean, this sold out show is nominated for 15 CAPPIES (Critic and Award Program).
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The Nepean senior boys rugby team is very successful within their tier. They tak trips every two years to Australia to play against international teams and often make it to OFSAA. Pictured here is an intense game between Nepean and St. Patrick’ s High School.
This year, Nepean High School launched a course that emulsified yearbook publications, web design, and Knightwatch. This way students interested in graphic design, photography, and journalism could get together to produce a yearbook and bi-monthly newspapers.
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How to pull a Successful All-nighter By Erin Cooper We’ve all been there; don’t try to deny it. Every teenager has survived the famous late-night crisis that stems from procrastination. Then again, maybe that’s an unfair assumption. There are probably countless teens who are just entering grade nine and who have yet to experience the stress brought on by an all-nighter. Regardless, this student-approved, step-by-step guide will take you through the process of your next inevitable all-nighter. It’s 4 P.M. and you’ve just arrived home from school. You kick off your shoes, hang up your coat and collapse on the couch in front of the TV. You’re well aware that your English essay is due tomorrow, but your favorite show is on in less than an hour and that’s not enough time to get any real work done. So, here you are, watching an episode of a show you don’t even like (an episode you’re fairly certain you’ve seen before) and you’re ignoring that little voice in the back of your head that’s chiding you for not getting to work. Eventually, you’re filled with a nasty sense of guilt and you almost give in—almost—but your show starts in 14 minutes and you can’t leave now. One hour and 14 minutes later, you shut off the TV, turn on your computer and open a new Word document. You spend the next hour or two staring at the blank document—not continuously, of course. At some point you type out a sentence, and after staring at it for a while, you delete it. You get up and make yourself a snack because realistically you can’t finish your work if you are malnourished. You open Facebook and scroll until you reach the last post that you remember seeing. You check who’s online, searching for any of your English classmates. You ask them how far they are on their essay and complain about how annoying it is. Before you know it, it’s dinnertime and you have to clear your stuff off the table. You rush through dinner and get back to work. You proceed to write a few paragraphs and you think you’re on a roll. You’re wrong. Now you’re back to staring blankly at
your document, not sure how to continue. Then you restore your Internet browser that has your favorite thesaurus website open, and somehow you find yourself on Tumblr. That eats up another half-hour of your time and you have to force yourself to close the window and get back to your essay. After writing another paragraph, you play around with the fonts and estimate the least amount of words you would need to write to fill three pages. Eventually, you reach the point where you’re extremely stressed and unmotivated at the same time. This contrasting combination of emotions will make your brain foggy and your eyelids droop. Students who are experts at pulling allnighters will know what comes next: caffeine. Desperate for an energy boost, you brew a pot of coffee. As your parents pass through the kitchen and notice what you’re up to, they look at you sadly but with a hint of sympathy, because they know what you’re going through. And more importantly, what is yet to come. Once you’re sufficiently caffeinated, your thoughts become slightly clearer and you start typing again. Your fingers fly across the keyboard with intensity and purpose. A little too much intensity, it seems. You notice that your hands are trembling slightly, but you shrug it off, figuring it’s just the caffeine making you a little jittery. That coffee was pretty strong.
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Shark Finning By Sarah Tourangeau posed heavily of less cash-valuable fish, The ocean is a mysterious, yet fragile, eco- often die due to starvation or suffocation system. This system covers 71% of the if they get ensnared in the lines. These fish earth’s surface, contains 97% of the world’s are killed for no reason. This may seem water and yet 95% of the ocean has not quite dire, but many may wonder, what been explored. Little is known about the does it have to do with me? secrets of the oceans and even less is known Everything on the world depends on about its top predator, the shark. Sharks something. Humans often believe themhave been around for selves a superior being, 420 million years and relying on no other. All survived 5 major perilife on earth is a jumods of extinction. Yet ble of intertwining the shark today is faccycles. So little is ing one of its biggest known about the challenges yet: surviving oceans, yet populahuman disruption of tions dump trash and the oceans. other toxic pollutants Shark finning is a into a mystery, hoping practice that is rapidly everything will turn leading to the destrucout okay. Around 73 tion of the oceans’ ecomillion sharks are system. This practice is killed annually. Sharks the slaying of sharks, take 25 years to reach however, little is being sexual maturity and done to stop it. This produce very few can be attributed to the young. Sharks are public’s perception of being killed at a rate the shark. Often por- Sarah Tourangeau is a camp counsellor that is completely trayed as a bloodthirsty and field hockey player. She is the unsustainable; eventukiller in Hollywood Environmental Columnist for ally the sharks will die movies, the shark has Knightwatch and is studying out. However, humans earned a misleading Environmental sciences at Trent are more dependant and extremely incorrect University next year. on sharks that most reputation. However, think. The oceans profew people will stand duce between 50 and up for the shark. There are few “Save the 85 percent of the oxygen we breathe, proSharks” campaigns. But people would duced by tiny phytoplankton. The shark is rather protect hippos and elephants, an apex predator, meaning it controls the “cute” animals. In reality, 2,900 people populations below it. The ocean is a deliare killed by hippos and 500 are killed by cate ecosystem; the loss of a top predator elephants annually. Sharks kill 5 a year. An would be absolutely detrimental to life on amazingly small number, considering earth. If the shark was to be rendered humans willingly enter their hunting extinct, the populations of the lower levels grounds. A person wouldn’t run beside a of the ocean hierarchy would increase, due pride of lions, but that is what humans do to a loss in population regulation. If these with sharks every day. lower level species flourished, more phytoHowever, the stakes are high. The plankton would be consumed as susteglobal shark fin trade has an estimated nance. This in turn means that less phytovalue of 540 million to 1.2 billion dollars, plankton would be available to produce second only to the global illegal drug the oxygen we breathe, potentially leaving trade. Fins can be sold for up to $400 per us in a 50 to 85 percent oxygen deficit. As kilogram, with trophy fins, such as those a student there are many things that can be from the whale and basking shark can done to help. Firstly, if offered, say no to retail from $10,000 - $20,000. To catch shark fin soup. As well, there are many these prizes, fishermen often use long-line organizations such as Sea Shepherd, fishing, a completely wasteful practice. Humane Society International and Wild Several miles of baited hooks are dropped Aid that are working tirelessly to put an into the ocean. This practice is one of the end to this practice. For more information largest sources of bycatch, which is catch- about how you can get involved, visit ing unwanted species. This bycatch, com- www.stopsharkfinning.net
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The urge to purge Q: I know it’s garage sale season, but this is the time of year I get pretty fed up with the overflowing donation bin in the parking lot of the Dovercourt Recreation Centre. Can something be done about it? Who’s responsible for cleaning it out? A: Well, I can’t disagree with you, it can be an eyesore, especially when little bits of garbage escape from the bin. I asked John Rapp, Executive Director at Dovercourt, about it and he said admitted it does “get ahead of them” every spring. Ottawa Neighbourhood Services reports that the Dovercourt bin is one of the most productive in all of Ottawa, and greatly appreciates the generosity of the local residents. ONS uses these donations to help families in need find clothing and other household items to set up their homes, often for the first time. According to Rapp, ONS picks up the donated items every Friday and every Monday. “It is the job of our supported worker Tom Seabrook to organize and clean the box for their pick up,” writes Rapp, in a recent email exchange about the issue. “Tom takes great pride in his work, cleans out the garbage, bags and sorts loose items, and has received a commendation from ONS for making their job so much easier.” The bin itself was upsized to deal with the volume about five years ago, and was donated to Dovercourt and ONS by Ottawa Home Improvements, and designed to match the building by Hamel Design. Kitchissippi residents can collectively eliminate the
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It was exactly one hundred years ago, in 1914, when a group of gentlemen from the Village of Westboro and the Township of Nepean approached John E. Cole to request permission to construct a lawn bowling green and tennis courts on part of his farmland. The proposal met with a positive response and the property was leased from Mr. Cole for many years. In 1941, Mr. Cole put a price on the land, and the Club members at that time took up shares and purchased it. This transaction was recorded in the Club’s minutes of October 30, 1941. It was agreed that Mr. Cole be made a lifetime member of the Club in gratitude for his years of generosity. A newspaper article published in the Ottawa Journal in the spring of 1914 describes a very rapid process of the development of the club. The physical work of creating the club had not yet started in the middle of March of 1914, (there was still snow on the ground), and yet it was expected that the club would be in active operation in the first week of June. Truly amazing progress! The club would become known as the Highland Park Lawn Bowling and Tennis Club and it’s still there today. It has occupied the same property between Byron and Ravenhill Avenues for its entire 100-year existence. Two tennis courts were laid out on land immediately east of
This photo of the HPLBC Membership, by an unknown photographer, was taken after a tournament that concluded the Club’s second season in September 30, 1915.
the lawn bowling green and they were in operation until 1954 when that part of the property was sold for housing. The clubhouse is original, but has been modified over the years. Quite a large
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Ottawa photographer Kate Settle, whose combined background in photography and education inspired her to bring photography into schools, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to support the growth of her CLIC photography workshops. CLIC – an acronym for create, learn, inspire, change – are photography workshops for children. The seed of the idea was first planted when she started spending time at Churchill Alternative Public School in Westboro. “I found that I was missing being in the classroom, so I started volunteering with my son’s classroom. I started doing a little bit of casual photography with the children there,” Settle says. “It was so amazing to see – with a little bit of instruction – what the children were able to produce.” After the experience in her son’s class, Settle set up a more formal system with lesson plans and assignments for workshops that align with the Ontario curriculum. Word spread, and at this point, Settle estimates she has taught more than 750 local children from kindergarten to grade six over the last few years. Settle, who is a frequent contributor to the Kitchissippi Times and Capital Parent Newspaper, brings cameras into the classroom to teach children the technical and creative aspects of photography. Though there are guidelines and assignments to follow, children are given the freedom to photograph the people and things that inspire them. “I love the idea of just letting children do what they want to do with a camera. It’s a great way to be able to look at things through their eyes,” Settle says. It’s the growing popularity of CLIC workshops that has created the need for more resources. Settle says she is down to ten cameras on a good day, but these are
“I love the idea of just letting children do what they want to do with a camera. It’s a great way to be able to look at things through their eyes.” prone to breaking. Her first priority is to buy 14 new cameras that will survive the wear and tear of young photographers. She also hopes to develop a package of resources for teachers to continue incorporating photography into the curriculum outside of the workshops. If the campaign’s goal is met, Settle says she will have enough money to subsidize the cost of the workshops to make them more accessible for schools and community groups that need them. With increased resources, Settle will be able to bring CLIC workshops – and their benefits – to more schools in Kitchissippi. “Anybody can participate and anybody can communicate whatever message they want with photography,” Settle says. “That’s hugely important, allowing children that autonomy and allowing them to make those choices. It’s a confidence builder. We see children who don’t succeed in other areas realize they can do this.” Contributions to the campaign can be made at igg.me/at/clic.
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It’s about to get happening Hintonburg bands together to celebrate Story and photo by Adam Feibel
The many artists and small businesses of Hintonburg will come together for the first-ever Hintonburg Happening celebration in June, and the organizers say it’s already been a success. It’s a festival that merges the ideas of Summer Baird
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and Anne Tessier, two active members of the community. Baird, owner of the Hintonburg Public House, wanted to hold a party at Somerset Square to get more people to come out to the area. Tessier, a local artist, was looking into organizing a studio tour in the area. The two heard about each other’s plans and decided to band together and go bigger. “That’s when the Hintonburg Happening came about,” says Tessier. The nine-day festival will begin with a launch party at Somerset Square on June 21, and continue with events every day until its closing party on June
to live and work and play,” says Baird. Social media will be a big part of keeping the buzz going throughout those nine days. They’re encouraging folks to snap photos and post them to Twitter and Instagram so that others will see what’s going on and want to join in. The festival will also feature a windowdecorating contest for Hintonburg businesses. “The judging is who has the most happening window. That’s the criteria,” says Baird. The contest will be aided again by social media, since the popularity of each window
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Q: How can I market my home to specific types of buyers?
On December 3rd, 2013 the City of Ottawa and the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) held a Public Information Session and presented the initial designs for the West Transitway Detour. Since that time, both the City of Ottawa and RTG have consulted with the community and finalized the designs based on resident feedback. A commitment was made to the public to return with final design renderings in the spring of 2014. City and RTG staff will also be on hand to discuss the final designs which will be on display. We look forward to speaking with you on June 16th about the final detour designs and the overall Confederation Line Light Rail Transit project. Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the City of Ottawa representative listed below. If you are not available to attend the Open House or would like additional information, please direct your comments to the City of Ottawa representative listed below.
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A. Every home is different. In order to maximize value when selling your property, it’s critical that you establish a target buyer and market specifically to that demographic. The first step is to determine who your target buyer is. This could be any number of groups, from professionals (e.g., lawyers, doctors, etc.), to young families, to the LGBT community. Real estate marketing strategy isn’t a “one size fits all” endeavor; knowing the groups that would be interested in your home and tailoring your efforts to those people is absolutely vital. Once your target buyer has been established, you must decide what avenues you’ll take to reach them. For example, social media is a simple and cost-effective tool for connecting with buyers—professionals spend a lot of time on LinkedIn, and young families will spend more time on Facebook than other demographics.
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KT BRIEFS Dovercourt construction has begun The shovels are officially in the ground for the Dovercourt Recreation Centre expansion project. The official ground breaking ceremony took place on May 26, and Councillor Katherine Hobbs announced Dovercourt will be receiving up to $1,000,000 for the expansion. The project involves two phases. Phase one involves a renovation and addition to the lower level of the centre, and is currently underway. This includes a new family change room adjoining the pool, an expanded fitness centre, and a relocated arts studio and rooftop patio. Fundraising for phase two, the renovation and expansion of the upper level of the centre, will be launched in the coming months. New store opens its doors Kardish Health Food Centre hosted a grand opening on May 31. The store, located at 332 Richmond Rd,, offers a wide variety of specialty health and gluten-free foods, health and beauty products, and vitamins and other natural health supplements. The Westboro location is the eighth. Kardish, which is owned by brothers Robert and Carey Assaf, have also had recent openings in Barrhaven and Orleans, with other locations being renovated and updated. This year, Robert Assaf received the Ottawa Business Journal/Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Forty Under Forty Award.
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Big news for fans of Westboro Beach Did you know, the restaurant at Westboro Beach is officially known as the Westboro Beach Yacht Club, even though you’re very unlikely to see a yacht docked there? Live music returns for the 2014 season, along with the licensed - and expanded - beach front patio. The official website and menu can be found online at westborobeachcafe.ca. Lifeguards will be on duty at Westboro Beach starting June 21 until August 17, 2014. June 21 is also when the water quality testing begins. Residents can check water quality online at Ottawa.ca. Search for “Beach Water Quality Results.”
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June 13 & 14: IODE House and garden tour IODE Laurentian Chapter present their 53rd annual House and Garden Tour. Six beautiful homes will be open to the public on June 13 and 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Money raised by the tour will be donated to the shelters for abused women and their children. For a full list of homes and scheduled activities, go to laurentian.iode.ca. June 13-15: Westfest It’s the eleventh year of this popular Westboro street festival. For the complete lineup, go to westfest.ca or check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/westfestinfo. June 13 & 14: Churchill Seniors Centre Craft and Food Fair Drop by 45 Richmond Rd. during Westfest for crafts and food from over 16 vendors, Westboro Beach Kids face painting, home baked cookies and plants, and music, entertainment and fun! Watch for the Newport and Elvis, they may be back! June 14 & 15: Westfest Weekend at Westboro Legion 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Pancake and sausage breakfast/ brunch ($6) in the downstairs hall. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Bake sale, book sale and raffle in the downstairs hall plus a street sale of water, pop, and Legion items. Proceeds from the indoor and outdoor sales go to Leave the Streets Behind, a program that helps homeless and near-homeless veterans. June 14: Friends of Churchill’s Senior Centre Plant Sale The plant sale will be held in the parking lot of Churchill Seniors’ Recreation Centre from noon to 4:00 p.m., at the corner of Richmond Road and Churchill Avenue. Donated plants are welcome. Cash only. JUNE 14: FOLK MUSIC CONCERT Spirit of Rasputin’s presents a “Rasputin’s Beard” fundraiser for its scholarship fund, with the band Lost For Words. The fun begins at 8:00 p.m. at Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave. at Byron, a family location. Admission is pass-the-hat. For more information go to rasputins.ca.
June 14: BBQ BAKE SALE/CRAFT TABLE & MORE BBQ Bake Sale/Craft Table is taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church at 20 Grant St. (One block north of Wellington, off Parkdale.) Enjoy a summer BBQ, check out the homemade baking and craft table for gifts, and more. June 16: Public Information Session for the Scott/ Albert Bus Detour designs The latest version of the designs will be presented with City and Rideau Transit officials in attendance to answer questions. 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Tom Brown Arena (141 Bayview Rd.) June 20: Summer Solstice Party The Summer Solstice Party takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Carruthers-Stirling Park (195 Carruthers near Scott). Enjoy music by the local children and youth choir “Street of Rock.” There will be refreshments for sale as well as Hintonburg T-shirts ($15). This event is sponsored by the Carruthers/Stirling Neighbours, Hintonburg Economic Development Committee, and the Hintonburg Recreation Association. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cheryl at 613-728-7582. June 21: Gender Illusions Show The popular music and comedy show – headlining Dynasty Starr, Hyddie Hoe, Candice Kelly and Ala Mode – gets underway at 8:00 p.m. on June 21 at the Westboro Legion, 389 Richmond Rd. The door opens at 7:00 p.m. and the $20 ticket includes a light meal at intermission. Advance tickets only: 613-725-2778. June 22: Country Dance with Country Mile Enjoy music by this popular band and several other country artists from 2:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at the Westboro Legion, 389 Richmond Rd. Tickets ($5) are available at door starting at 1:00 p.m. The kitchen and bar will be open and there will be door prizes. For more information call 613-725-2778 or go to rcl480.com. June 22: Aboriginal Day Church Service This special Aboriginal Day church service: “Connecting with Mother Earth and all Living Beings” will be delivered
by Douglas Cardinal, renowned Canadian architect, of German and Blackfoot heritage, and designer of the Canadian Museum of History (formerly Civilization) and Ottawa’s Wabano Centre. First Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Ave. (off Richmond Road, just east of Woodroffe Avenue Bus #2) Sermon begins at 10:30 a.m., with a question/answer session and refreshments to follow. Ample free parking. For information call 613-725-1066. June 22: THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI The Parishes of St. George’s (Archdiocese of Ottawa) and the Personal Parish of the Annunciation (Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter), have jointly organized a celebration. Holy Mass will be celebrated together at St. George’s at 9:30 a.m. Immediately following the Mass, a procession will leave from St. George’s proceeding north on Mayfair Avenue, crossing Wellington Street at Western Ave., proceeding to Spencer St. and arriving at the Church of the Annunciation for prayers and benediction. The procession will return to St. George’s, heading south on Carleton Avenue, crossing Wellington Street at Piccadilly Avenue to St. George’s Church for the solemn final benediction. A potluck luncheon at St. George’s Parish Hall will conclude the celebration. Estimated time of the event is three hours, including the potluck luncheon. Please note there will be no 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses on this day. June 25: Tea at Abbeyfield House Abbeyfield House at 425 Parkdale Ave. is a non-profit organization that provides accommodation for 10 senior citizens. Please join us for tea, cake and a tour on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. June 27: Ottawa West Community Support (OWCS) Ottawa West Community Support’s 9th Annual summer of pennies has expanded to the five and dime drop! All forms of change gratefully accepted. This year you can also “Pie a Guy” by sponsoring one of the drivers. The pie toss will take place at the BBQ and plant sale on June 27. For more information go to owcs.ca. Your Community Associations For up-to-date news on your neighbourhood, stay in touch with your community association. Information about
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