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Approximately 50 passionate Kitchissippi residents attended an open house hosted by Domicile Developments on February 20 to communicate their concerns regarding the intensification the company’s proposed plan for 398, 402 and 406 Roosevelt Avenue would bring. Domicile has filed a proposal with the City of Ottawa to demolish three residential homes it owns and permit re-zoning for a six-storey mixed-use building that includes two commercial units, 35 dwelling units, underground parking and rear surface parking. A re-zoning application is needed in order to shift the height “The placement of it is bizarre… The architect noted limitation from three storeys it’s on Richmond, but it’s not. It’s actually on Roosevelt,” says Roosevelt Avenue resident Christine (R3 or residential zone) to Lynch. six storeys (Traditional Main Street, or TMS, zone). Representatives, including Domicile’s Director of Business, Development and Planning, alongside noise from parking garage David Renfroe, presented renderings doors, moving trucks coming and of the proposal and walked through going and property values changes to the plans since its plummeting. inception. These changes include Domicile argues the City’s Official restricting the front portion of the Plan Amendment #150, which came building to two stories, down from into effect November 8, 2017, four, which David says: “respect[s the] supports a six-storey building on the urban fabric with sensitive building site as the TMS designation is flexible transition.” and can extend up to 200 meters from “We care deeply about Westboro,” the “main street.” David said, which was met with boos No one in attendance refuted the from attendees. beauty of the architecture, which Kitchissippi Councilor, Jeff Leiper, features “decorative, aluminum metal who opposes the development, cladding and gooseneck lighting” but encouraged the audience to remain residents do not want the building in respectful. their neighbourhood. “This is an inappropriate juncture The area is already “saturated” to put a building like this in the with traffic, community member Joe absence of a plan that can give Shapiro said. “Anybody who tries to Continued on page 5 residents a certainty,” Jeff said. “The

developers can talk a lot about the plans and policies that are in place. But from a political point of view, from a resident’s point of view, from a community point of view. This is the wrong move.” The height of the building ranked high on resident’s lists of concerns,

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worries another dead retail space will occupy the ground floor. “The placement of it is bizarre… The architect noted it’s on Richmond, but it’s not. It’s actually on Roosevelt… It’s not on the corner, which is the foundation of the concerns. My suggestion would be to hold off on it until a proper planning discussion can be held. Buy some property near by or on a commercial stretch where you can do the exact same development and everyone would welcome it,” Christine said to applause from the crowd. Domicile appreciates the community’s concerns, David said, and was pleased by the turn out at the open house. “There is no way a community can evolve and grow without feedback,” David adds. Kersten Nitsche, the City’s Development Review Planner in charge of the project said the community “always plays an important role in the process.” “Westboro is a very dedicated community,” Kersten noted. However, no groundswell of community opposition has stopped a development in Kersten’s experience. The Domicile team will now consider the input from the community before Kersten decides if their modified proposal is approved. If approved, the issue is heard at the City Planning Committee May 22. Community members who wish to speak will be allotted five minutes. Jeff encourages residents to send their concerns directly to himself, Kersten ( and City Planning committee members. (Residents can refer to the full list at If approved by the committee, the last “Hail Mary,” Jeff said, is to convince City Council members, especially Mayor Jim Watson, to vote down the development. “I don’t have a magic bullet for you,” Jeff responded to one resident who asked point blank how to stop the construction, “we’re losing these battles in Westboro.”


Continued from page 3 turn left from Roosevelt on to Richmond, one or two cars get through per light because there are people walking, which is what everyone wants.” The Traffic Impact Assessment study suggests the area can handle 120 cars per hour, Joe said. “Try turning left from Berkley onto Richmond… We need a comprehensive TIA study. Not piecemeal before you agree to it because it’s going to cause problems. Your hope that it’s not a problem is not good enough when someone’s kid gets smoked because someone has been waiting for a light for hours.” Roosevelt Avenue resident Christine Lynch echoes Joe’s concerns. As that end of Roosevelt is a dead end, Christine said she doesn’t let her child play in the driveway as confused motorists frequently pull onto her property at high speed to turn around. Kitchissippi Ward’s population has grown five per cent in the last five years. With five future LRT stations in the ward, including Dominion Station near the proposed condo, “this is clearly where this City Council wants to see development,” Jeff said, adding that he receives the same $41,000 budget per year as other wards but every street in Kitchissippi needs attention in order to cope with intensification. “The streets are crumbling because of the semis and the condos that are cutting our street time and time again,” Jeff said. Westboro is not the “wild west,” David argues, and Domicile is doing their best to respect the official plan, and has “come forward with a very appropriate form of intensification close to public transit to support the LRT and create economic development in Ottawa.” “Big picture planning is the job of the City,” said Christine. The City of Ottawa estimates the population to hit 1,207,000 by 2031. Richmond Road, Churchill Avenue North and Scott Street are prime locations for the proposal and Christine deduces the Roosevelt site is simply more affordable; adding she


The untold story of the Hinton family, part one We begin with Joseph Hinton: Irish immigrant, shopkeeper, community leader A never-before published photo of Joseph Hinton, circa 1870. “I’ve done a LOT of digging to unearth these photos,” writes Dave Allston. “None have ever been published before, and this is really the first time a face will be put to the namesakes of Hintonburg.” Photo CA-18894 courtesy of the City of Ottawa

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Place names are important. Selecting a place name is the first step in creating a community when folks settle in one shared geographical area. Knowing where place names originate is a fascinating part of our shared history. Hintonburg became part of the City of Ottawa in 1907 but Hintonburg – as a place name – is 139 years old. It was back in 1879 that the name was chosen by the residents of a small hamlet along the old Richmond Road in what was then rural Nepean Township. Now cemented as one of central Ottawa’s most unique neighbourhoods, Hintonburg has a long and colourful history, but one story that has largely been left untold is the story of the Hintons themselves. The village’s name honors the family who were true community leaders in its early days but surprisingly, very little has been written about the Hinton family. Until now, photos of the original Hintons have been buried deep in archival collections, mislabeled or not labeled at all. For a historian, it is a source of pride to be able to finally put a face

to the name and tell the story of a family that was almost singlehandedly responsible for the area’s early development. Though the Hintons have a background tied to the village of Richmond, Ontario, their presence

in this neighbourhood can largely be traced back to a chance real estate acquisition through family ties. The story really begins back in 1798, when patriarch Joseph Hinton was born near Waterford, Ireland.

While still a newborn, Joseph’s father William was nearly burned in the infamous Scullabogue Barn Outrage (an event during a rebellion in Ireland which saw an uprising against the British establishment, which included Irish protestants like the Hintons). The family’s Catholic maid warned William, and instead it was she who was arrested and burned with over 100 others in a barn, a response to the Brits burning a hospital filled with injured rebels. Joseph grew up in the bitter aftermath of these events and developed a hatred of the way of life in Ireland and particularly of those involved with the Orange Order, a Protestant fraternal organization. As a teenager, he became President of the Unity Protestant Benevolent Society of

Mrs. Joseph Hinton Ann Mills, wife of Joseph Mills, circa 1870. Photo CA-18893 courtesy of the City of Ottawa

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grant in 1837 towards construction of a rectory and was credited with leading the opening of the first grammar school in Carleton County in 1854, convincing a visiting renowned Ph.D. scholar to lead the school, which gave Richmond a noted edge on Bytown and other area towns. He was appointed auditor for Richmond’s first municipal council in 1850 and also Superintendent of Highways. For years he was also Superintendent of the Richmond Sunday School, where he was “always a general favourite amongst the children.” He was elected Reeve in 1855, a position he held nearly continuously until retiring in 1871. This gave him a seat in the county council and for several terms he was elected as Warden of the County. It was in this role

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Ireland. In 1815, he left Ireland as a stowaway, was discovered on the ship and had to work to earn his passage to Boston Harbour. He was aboard the ship for 14 weeks through terrible weather. He escaped just outside the harbor, when he jumped from the rigging and swam for shore. He befriended some like-minded individuals in Boston and travelled with them to Quebec, where he remained until 1818. That year, he began working as a clerk for the Duke of Richmond, then Governor General of British North America. He was a part of the Duke’s party that travelled up the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers to Richmond Landing at the future LeBreton Flats, and then onwards founding the settlement of Richmond (Joseph being one of the few civilian members of the Duke’s group). Hinton built a homestead in Richmond at what is now an overgrown field where Fowler Street dead-ends in Richmond and resided here for over 50 years. That house is long gone but aerial photos of Richmond still show a distinct discoloration in the grass where it once stood. Joseph became Richmond’s first storekeeper, running an important mercantile, while also farming on his own land: “with that degree of industry and perseverance for which he was always distinguished” noted the Ottawa Citizen years later. He later rose to leading positions in public affairs. His list of accomplishments is staggering. He was one of, possibly the first, Justice of the Peace in the County of Carleton, a role he held for over 45 years. In 1849 he was a member of the Grand Jury in Bytown, presiding over the Stony Monday Riot trials. He was also Carleton County’s first Coroner. He was also involved in seeing Richmond grow. He obtained a

that he oversaw the planning and construction of the county gaol which still stands today on Nicholas Street. The Globe newspaper referred to him as a “man of suave manner” who was well respected for his disposition and character who “constantly set an example worthy of imitation.” According to a grandson: “though himself a total abstainer, he was kind and helpful to less abstentious persons.” Joseph Hinton married Ann Mills and had four children: Hannah (1826), Maria (1828), Robert Joseph (1831) and Eliza Jane (1833). The three daughters would later marry prominent Ottawa men: Hannah married George Patterson, one of Ottawa’s earliest merchants; Maria married William Pittman Lett, Ottawa’s first City Clerk and well-known poet; and Eliza Jane married Donald Grant, a long-time manager for Hon. Thomas McKay, a respected military man. Joseph also became interested in real estate prospecting throughout the County, and particularly Nepean Township. One of his earliest acquisitions was in May 1838 when for £50, he purchased the east half of Nepean lot 37 (now the area between Irving and Bayswater, from Scott to Carling) from the man his wife’s sister married, James “Jemmy” Johnston (who was heavily involved with the riotous Shiners’ gangs in early Bytown days). In 1851, Hinton flipped that property to Nicholas Sparks. A key event occurred after Jemmy Johnston’s death in 1849 that would solidify the future of the township of Hintonburg. Stay tuned for part two of the Hinton family story in the next Early Days. Dave Allston is a local historian and the author of a blog called The Kitchissippi Museum ( Do you have early memories or photos of Hintonburg? Send your email to

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The Westboro Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) welcomed Michelle Groulx as its new Executive Director in February. Michelle is an Ottawa native who has spent the last half decade or so in marketing and communications for the Queensway Carleton Hospital. The Westboro BIA was founded in 1979 and today encompasses more than 200 businesses. Its role is to promote the area, improve the streetscape, and organize events. Michelle has some personal connections to Westboro as well as some big plans for its future as the BIA approaches its fortieth year. KT caught up with Michelle to get to know her and her vision for the neighbourhood. So in that spirit, here’s a list of five things you should know about Michelle Groulx.

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Born in Gatineau and raised in Nepean, Michelle has spent nearly her whole life in Ottawa. She describes how she was always familiar with Westboro and its changing character over the years, but it wasn’t until she met her husband, who grew up there, that she obtained a personal connection to the neighbourhood. It’s now home to some of her own favourite spots — she says she loves visiting the Trio Lounge to grab a drink with friends after a day at work. While she and her husband still own a townhouse in Westboro, her family currently lives in Kanata because of her children’s schooling. She says she plans on moving back to the neighbourhood once her kids have grown up and moved out. “It’s become such an attraction for me, and I kind of can’t wait to move here,” says Michelle. These plans for her personal future are part of why she says

she wanted to work with the BIA. “I thought it would be great to be part of building that future in the community in Westboro,” she explains. 2. Michelle is a small business owner.

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Even though it has fewer BIA applications than gardening does, and despite Canada’s bad luck in the men’s and women’s events at the PyeongChang Olympics, Michelle says she’s gotten into curling over the past year. “I don’t know if that speaks to my age a bit,” she jokes.

Michelle is working on a new series of community events to take place in Winston Square, just next to the Westboro branch of the Canadian Legion. She says these will be “familyoriented, grassroots” events, not necessarily retail focused. She lists book readings, yoga meets, barbeques, or even dance exhibitions as some of the possibilities — “things that will bring people to the heart of Westboro, but also showcase our BIA members,” she explains.


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Michelle says she “absolutely loves” anything that has to do with gardening, and it sounds like she’ll be bringing her botanical sensibilities to her work with the BIA. The organization has just expanded to include the businesses on McRae Avenue between Richmond and Scott, and Michelle says she wants to do some beautification on that road to “bring it into the BIA community.” She envisions large planters of flowers and park benches to spruce up the atmosphere.

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women. It increases fracture risk and subsequently increases morbidity and mortality. It has no obvious warning signs. Bone loss begins in our 30s, followed by a rapid acceleration of loss at the time of menopause. Yes, hormone replacement can prevent bone loss, but being active, eating a healthy diet, weight-bearing exercise and not smoking are also vital. And, it’s not just calcium that builds bone. Vitamin D and certain minerals are all important players needed to make good quality bone. We need to think about our bones before it’s too late. Work with a qualified practitioner so that you won’t need to worry.

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The Normal Heart – March 1st - 10th A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis.

Stage Kiss – March 23rd - 31st A clever comedy that pits the excitement of romance against the reality of a longstanding relationship.

St. Patty’s Day on Preston

Did you know that St. Patrick is actually Italian? Join us this St. Paddy’s to debate this dubious claim. Avoid the hustle and bustle of the downtown core and come down to one of the many world class pubs and restaurants on Preston Street. Have a pint, laugh with friends, speak blarney, curse in Gaelic, toast good health, and be Irish for the day! Celebrate the luck of the Irish with good friends, green beer, prizes, and some Italian hospitality thrown in.




Easter is just around the corner, so be sure to book your eggcellent Easter brunch or dinner on Preston Street. Celebrate this joyous holiday with your loved ones in one of Preston Street’s diners, restaurants, or cafés and ring in the season and the beginning of Springtime. Easter is one of the most important dates in the Italian year so let us share with you a little tradition, delicious food, and some chocolate Easter eggs at one of our family-owned bakeries and cafés. For those who wish to solemnly mark the holy day, join us for a traditional procession from St. Anthony’s Church in Little Italy celebrating the way of the cross on Good Friday.

March Break museum fun for the kids


DreamWorks Exhibition – Ongoing until April 8th

Features rare and never-before-seen artwork and interactive displays from DreamWorks much-loved animated classics. Hours online. Children ages 3 to 7. Museum of History; 100 Laurier St., Gatineau.

Featuring children’s activities inspired by the DreamWorks Animation film How To Train Your Dragon:

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Handmade Fun: Dragon Training Shields – March 1st - 18th

Make your own colourful Viking shield and take it with you for protection on your adventures. Children ages 3 to 7.

Handmade Fun: Dazzling Dragon Eggs – March 19th - April 1st

Decorate your own dragon egg and sculpt a baby dragon to tuck inside — maybe a Zippleback, a Gronckle or a Fury.

Dragon Egg Hunt – March 19th - April 1st

Go on a quest to find magical dragon eggs. Search the Children’s Museum to find all 12 of the hidden dragon eggs. If you can sniff out every last one, we’ll give you a yummy chocolate egg as a reward.

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Tix online. Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday matinee at 2:30 PM. The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Ave.

Coming into View Exhibit by Mary McIninch & Lisa Mace Exhibit on display this March. Starts March 8th 6-9 PM. Santini Gallery, 169 Preston St.

Canadian Swingfest

– March 3 from 7:00 - 11:30 PM The LeBreton Gallery is being turned into a Second World War era dance hall! Put on your dancing shoes and 40s-inspired outfits for a swell evening of dancing. Tix: $15-$20. Canadian War Museum; 1 Vimy Place.

Massage your funny bone

@ Absolute Comedy this March March 1st - 4th – Derick Lengwenus w/ MC Trixx | March 6th - 11th – Trixx w/ MC Craig Fay | March 13th - 18th – Ward Anderson w/ MC Tim McDonald | March 20th - 25th – David Pryde w/ MC Darryl Purvis | March 27th - 31st – Glen Foster w/ MC Tommy Savitt. Absolute Comedy, 412 Preston St.

March into fitness

Start or finish all of your March activities in Ottawa’s most delicious neighbourhood.

Rejuvenation yoga session – March 3, 2018

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FLOW 101 Yoga – March 18,

2018 from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Looking for more ease & flow in your life? Take part in this 2.5 hour workshop to get on your way.

Visit: Tix online. Yogatown, 300 Preston St.

Kettlebell Cross Training

This hybrid class built around dynamic and athletic movement will challenge your core, strength, and mobility alongside a phenomenal group of people. Visit: N-1 Thai Boxing Academy, 401 Preston St.

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Scandinavian countries are renowned for their outdoor education curriculum. Children as young as three can spend their entire day in an outdoor classroom. Teachers facilitate the exploration of natural environments, and allow children to engage in hours of free play. Lunch is enjoyed under a canopy of trees. In contrast, North American children can spend an hour or less outside each day. The term “nature deficit disorder” was coined by author Richard Louv, and describes the growing divide between children and the outdoors. Researchers have linked nature deficit to rising trends of obesity, mental health issues and attention deficit disorders. Children who lack time in nature tend to have difficulty paying attention, and often struggle to interact well with their peers. In contrast, kids who spend a lot of time outdoors score higher on academic tests and demonstrate better emotional regulation.

The evidence clearly shows that children thrive in outdoor environments, although there is debate about how much time is beneficial. Most public schools limit outdoor play to recess and several physical education periods per week. Given the long winters here in Ottawa, children frequently find themselves playing in the gym instead of the playground. To reduce nature deficit, many parents are taking matters into their own hands. Summer is the perfect time to introduce kids to the outdoors, and nature-based camps have risen to meet this need. “We have always been an outdoorsy family,” says Westboro resident Melissa Ferland. Melissa’s family spends several hours outside each day, although she admits that they’re not campers. “My eldest daughter did a white water rafting camp with Dovercourt the summer she was nine. She has also done weekend camps with her Scouts group every summer.”

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DOVERCOURT: Camp Central Centrally located in Westboro lives a small community center with a very big heart. Dovercourt Recreation Center has been providing a wide variety of unique programs for 30 years. As a charitable not for profit organization, Dovercourt prides itself on providing quality programs to all children and the summer camp programs are the ultimate example. With over 100 different varieties of camps, one central drop off and pick up location, inclusion support, and optional add-ons like lunch, extended care, and swim lessons, Dovercourt provides the answer to every parent’s summer scheduling struggle. The choices for campers are extensive including visual and performing arts, overnight camps, adventure, STEM, Leadership, and more than 20 different sports. Taking a child-centered approach, Dovercourt pays close attention to what campers and their parents want, and each year add new and exciting programs to the menu. This year Dovercourt will offer a greater variety of STEM camps including Aviation Fundamentals and Electronic Art. In partnership with Bluesfest again this year, the Rock University and Beats & Bass DJ camps will take the stage at the music festival, and with the Kitchissippi Centre, campers will have more options for white water rafting, river exploration, and forest school programs.

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FUN STARTS AT NATIONAL KIDS CAMPS! Founded in 1985, NKC provides kids of the Ottawa area with an outstanding camp experience. After outstanding success with National Tennis School summers camps and tennis lessons, Geoff and Leeorah Pearce decided to expand their company outside of the tennis community. They started with the idea of a Survivor themed camp. This idea grew to become National Kids Camps that offers several different camps in multiple locations through Ottawa and Quebec! In partnership with Camp Fortune, they were able to bring a new level of camp experience for children in the Ottawa area. This partnership has given kids of the Ottawa area a chance to explore the outdoors in a comfortable day camp atmosphere. We help people enjoy an active life by teaching them tennis, sailing, outdoor skills as well as promoting education in a positive and exciting atmosphere. In partnership with Camp Fortune, they were able to bring a new level of camp experience for children in the Ottawa area. With bussing provided to and from

Camp Fortune, kids are given the chance to explore the outdoors, go zip lining, hike and swim at Meech Lake. We offer several popular camps including Survivor, Mountain Bike, Go Girls and Amazing Race Camps. New for 2018 we have added the Wilderness Adventure Camp. OUR SERVICES • Summer Camps (Tennis Camps at 5 locations, Go Girl, Survivor, Amazing Race, Mountain Bike at 3 locations, Wilderness Adventure, RC Camp and Sail and Serve) • March Break Camps (Go Girl, Tennis and RC Camp) 613-723-1011 National Tennis School 613-723-1011


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to explore. Children who learn about animals and ecosystems show a desire to preserve those natural habitats, and may come home with knowledge that they can share with family and friends. Westboro resident Natalia Karplus has been sending her three children to Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge Camp for three years. “My kids fondly refer to Constance Creek as ‘farm camp’,” says Natalia. The focus of the camp is learning to care for both domesticated and wild animals. “They know the name of every animal and come home with stories about the funny things that the goats did that day,” says Natalia. Farm camp helps Natalia’s children learn about how important it is to care for animals and the environments in which they live. They better understand the link between city and farm life, and how much we rely on nature for sustenance. This reliance on the natural world is becoming more precarious, and today’s children will be the ones dealing with the effects of a changing climate. Parents know that it’s time to reduce the nature deficit that exists between children and the outdoors. By fostering a love of the environment, outdoor summer camps can build both healthy kids and a healthy world.


Summer camps that offer specialty activities in the outdoors are attractive to families that may not have the time or desire to take part throughout the school year. Melissa’s daughter is a thrill seeker, and white water rafting camp gave her the opportunity to try a new and exciting activity. The Soloway Jewish Community Centre (JCC) also offers a couple of options to children who want to explore more of the outdoors. “In today’s society with kids being exposed to so much technology in their lives, it’s fundamentally very important to keep children connected and exposed to nature and the outdoors,” says Jon Braun, Executive Director of JCC’s summer camps. Jon sees children’s mental and physical development in the outdoors as the foundation to lifelong health. At a JCC camp called, “If we could talk to animals,” budding zoologists discover the natural world through games, stories and interpretive programs and animal visitors. There is also a field trip to Parc Omega, where participants can learn more about wild animals and their natural habitats. The connection between life in the city and the natural world is one that most parents would like their children


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Summer camp is where childhood memories are made and new friendships are formed. It’s a place where kids learn new skills and experience new things. All kids should have access to a summer camp where they are encouraged to grow, create and have the times of their lives. But for parents of special needs children, it can be challenging to know what summer camps offer the support and assistance their children require to have enriching and positive experiences. Luckily, Ottawa has many inclusive and accessible summer camps that welcome kids of all abilities and needs. To find the best summer camp for a special needs child, a parent thinks about their abilities as well as their interests. They also take a look at the staff, programs and facilities of a camp to make sure their child can participate as much as possible. Parents want to know how experienced camp staff members are with their child’s particular disability and that staff know what to do if a

problem arises. It’s important for parents to know who will be with their children every day, socializing with and helping care for them. Many camps are welcoming and open to answering questions regarding accommodating special needs campers. According to Jon Braun of The Soloway Jewish Community Centre (JCC), their camps facilitate a special needs child’s participation with parents by arranging a “shadow” that provides one-on-one attention throughout the camp day. The Soloway JCC is a great place for children of all ages and abilities to spend the summer. They offer a wide range of engaging themes and programs. Some of their programs include a zoology camp, coding camp, music video camp, and a claymation/ animation camp. Although the JCC does not run specific special needs camps; some children with special needs do attend and thoroughly enjoy their camps. Dovercourt is also strongly committed to the inclusion of campers

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with special needs. They simply ask that parents notify them at the time of registration of any requirements for medical or other conditions, so that their management team can help arrange for any additional supports or resources that a child may require. They welcome questions and concerned parents can arrange a meeting with specialized inclusion staff to discuss a child’s camp participation. All Dovercourt staff are trained and certified in HIGH FIVE: Principles of Healthy Child Development. The programs are evaluated regularly to ensure a high standard of quality. Dovercourt is known for their exciting summer camp programming and offer camps in the culinary arts, music, visual arts, sports as well as outdoor camps and S.T.E.M. camps. There are also summer camps that cater specifically to children with special needs. Liisa Vexler, Executive Director and Founder of Ausome Ottawa, recognizes that some children with autism are not able to attend integrated camps, even with one-onone support. “They can find the

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Unique Summer Adventures for Every Kid at JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps provide unforgettable summer experiences for kids of all ages and interests. Day Camp, Travelling Sports Camp and 19 unique Specialty Camps, all under the JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps umbrella, give kids a chance to be active, creative, make friends, learn new skills and most importantly have a great summer. JCC Day Camp, for 3 to 14 years old, includes instructional swim lessons and a daily free swim. Campers love art, drama and a different theme each week such as Around the World, Summer Superheroes and Wet’n Wild. Day Camp takes place at the Soloway JCC’s outstanding air conditioned facilities which include indoor and outdoor pools, gym, preschool rooms for younger campers and two multi-purpose fields. Families can pick and choose any combination of weeks that suits their summer plans.

“Travelling Sports Camp gives kids a wonderful opportunity to experience a new sport that they may never have had the chance to try in the past ” says Jon Braun, Travelling Sports Camp Director and JCC Summer Camps Executive Director. “It really is a daily adventure and gives kids a way to discover new things about themselves.” In addition to the sports and afternoon outings, Travelling Sports Camp campers have the rare opportunity to play football with some members of the Ottawa RedBlacks, and have many other special guests from the world of sports drop by throughout the summer. Both Day Camp and Travelling Sports Camps offer CIT programs that give kids, entering grade 8 and 9, a chance to enjoy the fun of a summer at camp while learning valuable leadership skills.

One week Specialty Camps (5-15 year olds) give children an opportunity to learn a new skill and be creative in ways they never dreamed possible. New this summer is Kids in the Kitchen (August 7-10) where 10 to 14 year olds will learn to cook, bake and get a taste of some international cuisine under the guidance of a trained pastry chef. All JCC of Ottawa one week Specialty Camps are led by professionals in their fields. LEGO Robotics & Coding and LEGO Engineering are both run by Ottawa’s own “LEGO guy” Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education. In Magic Mysteries Camp kids learn the secrets behind performing magic with top magician/illusionist Michael Bourada. JCC/Next Generation Hockey Camp has hockey enthusiasts on ice at Carleton University learning skills with coaches from Derek Miller’s Next/Gen hockey school and All-Star Basketball Camp teaches kids the fundamentals of the game under the guidance of former NCAA, CIS College Coach Carlos Brown. Other Specialty Camps include; If We Could Talk to the Animals, Horseback Riding Camp, Radical Junior Science, Girls on the

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Go, Great Adventure, Rock Out Band Camp, Spy Kids, Summertime Splash, Boot Camp, Girl Power, Last Blast and Director’s Cut Music Video Camp and Claymation Animation. Pick up and drop off for all Specialty Camps is at the SJCC and all camps start with a morning of specialty instruction followed by an afternoon of camp activities and a swim in the SJCC’s outdoor pool. Everyone is welcome at JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps. For more information visit or contact the Camp Office (613) 798-9818 ext 258


For the adventurous type, Travelling Sports Camp offers a unique program that exposes children (entering grade 2 – 9) to a variety of sports and takes them to the city’s coolest summer spots.

Mornings at the Soloway JCC include a daily swim lesson and instruction in a variety of sports. After lunch campers hop on a bus and go windsurfing, banana boarding, tubing and go-carting. Gymnastics, golf and water slides are all part of the fun.

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MARCH 2 - WORLD DAY OF PRAYER World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical prayer service which is held on the first Friday in March world wide and focuses on a certain country. This year the focus is Suriname and the theme is “All God’s Creation is Good.” In our area, the service is being held at St. George’s Catholic Church (415 Piccadilly Ave.) at 7 p.m. on Friday March 2. All are welcome.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m. Come and enjoy Irish Stew, dessert, coffee. tea, juice and cash bar. Cost: Adults $20 ; Children $10.00 (7-12 years). Children six and under no charge. Tickets are available from the parish website, Go to events to find the link. For more information or to reserve tickets, email or call 613-724-0086.

MARCH 5 - FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER SEMINAR Thinking about buying a home? This seminar is presented by Susan Sowah, of BuyHerself and Houses&Co, for all first-time homebuyers. Let us walk you through the entire process from beginning to end, sharing valuable tips and straight talk on how to purchase property and what you need to consider for your lifestyle and future plans. Topics include updates on new government regulations, credit scores, mortgages, home buyer incentives, property types, financial and emotional readiness, what you should expect from your Realtor and Mortgage Advisor, and much more as we help make home ownership a reality for you! Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to


MARCH 10 – TEEN BUDGETING 101 A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) will lead a workshop on budgeting at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Saturday March 10 at 2 until 3 p.m. Teens learn steps to budget and save, which will help them take control of their finances and get peace of mind. Teens will gain skills that they probably didn’t learn in school, but will use for the rest of their lives. Registration is optional. For more information go to


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The Ottawa, Kanata and Nepean clubs of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) present “Women Vote Indirect” a play written and directed by Joan Conrod which imagines how the women associated with the Fathers of Confederation may have contributed to the process. The play is in two acts, with “Victorian” tea served at intermission. There are two sittings; 1:15 pm and 3:30 pm. March 10 at Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave.) $25. Register online at cfuw-ottawa. org or by phone at 613 727-3857 or 819-778 3438. MARCH 10 (AND ONWARD) - URBAN ORGANIC GARDENING SEMINARS The Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Organic Growers is hosting a series of urban organic gardening seminars at the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington St W.) Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 10, April 14, and May 12. Seed sale to follow at 1:30 p.m. One day passes are available, which includes three full seminars. Discounts are available with registration for full package passes; nine seminars in all. Student discounts are available too! March topics include: Growing Organic Vegetables; Herbs & Edible Flowers; Container, Small Space, and Labour Saving Urban Garden; Starting Seeds Indoors and Out. For more information and to sign up go to


On Sunday March 11, St. Georges Parish will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an evening of fine food, live Irish music, dancers and lots of fun. The event will take place in the parish hall, at 415 Piccadilly Avenue.

Chantal de Laplante, Registered Dietitian from Loblaws will be teaching teens how to make a quick and easy one pot meal at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Tuesday March 13 at 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Teens will also learn how to read labels while gaining kitchen skills to take to college or university! Offered as part of the OPL/BPO à la carte food literacy project. à la carte is funded by the Government of Ontario. Registration required. For more information go to


At the Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre (345 Richmond Rd.) on Thursday March 15 from 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Featuring the Sue Fay Healy Irish Dancers. Catered sandwiches, salads, desserts, tea or coffee Cost: $12.50 (over 65) or $13.75 (under 65). Deadline to register is March 6. For more information, please call 613-798-8927. MARCH 17- WESTBORO LEGION’S ST PATRICK’S DAY PARTY Please join us for live music and great food at the Westboro Legion’s St Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday March 17 in the main hall at 389 Richmond Rd. There will be live music performed by Country Reflections. Doors open at 1 p.m. and music begins at 3 p.m. There is no cover charge but donations are gratefully accepted. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member to attend this function. Join us for the fun. For more information visit our website at or call 613-725-2778.


The Ottawa Orchid Society welcomes guest speaker Leslie Ee from the “Southern Ontario Orchid Society” Toronto. Leslie’s presentation will be on Phalaenopsis Violacea variety Indigo. Also on the program will be a show table for members bringing in their flowering orchids to be shown and judged. Plants will be offered for sale from Flora Peculia which specializes in Neofinetia (Vanda) Falcata (the Samurai orchid). Starting 1:30 p.m. at Tom Brown Arena (141 Bayview Rd.). Visitors welcome, $5 at the door. For information please call 613-729-0175.


At the Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre (345 Richmond Rd.) on Wednesday March 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ballroom, line, and latin dance in a social setting on large wood spring floor. No partner required. Cost: $3.75. For more information, please call 613798-8927.


Please join us at the Westboro Legion Saturday Night Dance with live music performed by “The Divas” in the upstairs lounge at 391 Richmond Rd. from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Everyone is welcome, you do not need to be a member to join. Cost for admission is $2 for Legion Members and $5 for the public. For more information please visit our website at Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.


Broadband Internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users’ Group, examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday March 26 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to


Watch and discuss a good film in a relaxed, book-clubstyle chat about film and cinematography! Last Thursday of the month until May. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. Drop-in. For more information go to


Please join us at the Westboro Legion Saturday Night Dance with live music performed by “Country Mile” in the upstairs lounge at 391 Richmond Rd. from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Everyone is welcome, you do not need to be a member to join. Cost for admission is $2 for Legion members and $5 for the public. For more information please visit our website at Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.



Bingo every Wednesday night at the Westboro Legion. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for Ric’s@480 food service. Bingo games begin at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Join us with your friends, or come and meet new friends. Funds raised are donated back to community organizations. We also have Bid Euchre, Darts, Pool and Sandbag Leagues on a weekly basis starting in the Fall. For more information visit or call 613-725-2778.

WESTBORO LEGION’S SATURDAY AND SUNDAY POOL Free pool from noon to closing upstairs at the Westboro Legion on Saturdays and Sundays. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit or call 613-725-2778.

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CHURCHILL SENIORS CENTRE Drop-in bridge and mahjong at the Churchill Seniors Centre (345 Richmond Rd.) every Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. Come and play. No partner required in either of these games Cost: $1.75. For more information, please call 613-798-8927. Drop-in Ukulele at the Churchill Seniors Centre on the first Wednesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (for beginners) and last Wednesday of every month (non-beginners). Bring your own ukulele. Cost: $2.00


For up-to-date news on your neighbourhood, stay in touch with your community association. Information about events, traffic changes, development, neighbourhood clubs, volunteer opportunities and board meetings is available from the following Community Association websites. Champlain Park Community Association Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association Friends of Churchill Seniors Centre

The response to Ric’s@480 food service for the Westboro Legion’s hall rentals has been so successful we want everyone to try their food service at the Westboro Legion. Join us for our Easter Brunch event on Saturday March 31 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the upstairs hall. Not only will you be part of a welcoming environment that includes a bar, pool tables, and intimate seating, but you will now be able to enjoy the great food that Ric and his team are known for. It will be good food at reasonable prices in a welcoming environment. Cost is $13 per person or $25 per couple. Whether you are a member of the Legion, a local community member, a student studying for exams, or just a friend of a friend, you are invited. For more information visit or call 613-7252778.


there. We meet every Monday at 7 p.m. except holidays at the Civic campus of The Ottawa Hospital in the Bickell Room on the main floor (across from Tim Hortons). Everyone is welcome. For more information, please see or contact

Hintonburg Community Association Hampton-Iona Community Group Island Park Community Association McKellar Park Community Association Mechanicsville Community Association Wellington Village Community Association Westboro Beach Community Association Westboro Community Association

Deadline for submissions:

March 8 Please include “Community Calendar” in the subject line of your email.

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