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Artist revives unused spaces, brings life to scavenged scraps By Andrea Tomkins

If you crave deep conversations about art, society, the environment, big business, or all of the above, pop your head into 7A Hamilton Ave. A simple plywood sign with the word ART and an arrow points the way to what will certainly be an invigorating exchange of ideas. Local artist, Arpi, has set up what he calls his “nest” in the former location of LOAM Clay Studio. In between projects he’s fixing up the place – even though it’s meant to be a short-term tenancy – and bringing it back to life. A Montreal transplant, Arpi is known for his murals in Kitchissippi and beyond. They include a large composition over the entrance of Railbender Tattoo Studio on Armstrong, and on that same building, two finches adorn the wall of the former location of the Orange Art Gallery. Other murals add a splash of colour to Lowrey Street near Garland, and another near Maker House on Wellington Street West. One of his biggest passions involves the reuse of found materials. He just got his drivers license this year, after 30-plus years of being a pedestrian. “When you’re driving, you’re looking at the road,” describes Arpi. “When you’re walking, you’re looking at everything else.” And of course, you

find stuff. Like a modern day magpie, Arpi’s nest is stuffed with projects in various degrees of completion and the materials come from within a 500m radius. These may be locally sourced discards, but as Arpi explains, they are also well travelled: raw wood from B.C., shipped to China to make furniture for a big box store, and then back again, only to be thrown away after its life as cheap furniture is over. “It makes me appreciate the true value of things,” says Arpi, who did a stint as a tree planter and has seen first hand the devastating effects of clear cutting. It was while he was building frames for his canvases that he realized the scraps could be reused in a creative way. “I found [the offcuts] really visually stimulating because of the echoes of all of the energy I put into it,” he describes. “Not just from me, but before… when it was in someone’s living room.” Those scraps became the basis of a different kind of wall art. The name he’s given to this “wood fractal art” is “Neighbourwood: wood from the ‘hood.” Birds and nature feature heavily in much of Arpi’s art, but these themes intersect even more in walls that span entirly from floor to ceiling. Those ply-

Arpi is fixing up his temporary studio and workshop space at 7A Hamilton Ave. Photo by Ted Simpson

wood offcuts and scraps of wood create a heavily textured surface punctuated with living plants. He invites vistors to smell the leaves of a lemonscented geranium, touch the fern, and

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This is the last of my three part series about the Hintons, one of the founding families of Hintonburg. (If you missed parts one and two you can find them online at In my previous column I described how Joseph Hinton and his son Robert Hinton helped establish Nepean’s town hall, a post office, and the area’s first subdivision of builder lots in the growing community of Hintonburg, a name selected by the early residents. While Hintonburg was beginning to take shape, the Hintons were experiencing difficult times. Robert lost his second wife in 1875 (Beechwood Cemetery records show the bodies of both of his wives were exhumed from the old Sandy Hill Cemetery and moved to Beechwood in 1876), and Robert himself was in ill health by 1880, so much so that he was unable to farm the property. In response, the family built a small house for Robert and his family on his sister Eliza Jane Grant’s property where the PetroCanada station now stands at the north-west corner of Parkdale and Wellington. Robert and his six children (who ranged from age 7 to 16) moved into that house and rented out the large farm and still relatively new 21-room farmhouse to tenants. Robert married for a third time in the summer of 1881, to a recent divorcee, Victoria Elizabeth Lyon. Two years later, Robert’s only daughter Matilda married her stepbrother John Lyon. Sadly Matilda lived only to the age of 26, passing away in 1891. In September 1881, Joseph’s daughter Maria, wife of William Pittman Lett, was killed by a train reversing on Dalhousie Street. Flags across Ottawa were flown at half-mast for Maria, whom the Ottawa Citizen called: “a lady universally respected as the best of wives and mothers.” The death occurred only a short distance from the Lett’s home at the far north end of Dalhousie. (This home was on a bluff overlooking the Ottawa River that Joseph had built for the couple after reuniting with Maria years after her decision to elope with Lett in 1849.) In 1883, Robert Hinton and his family moved further west up Wellington, occupying an impressive stone house on the north side

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“In 1883, Robert Hinton and his family moved further west up Wellington, occupying an impressive stone house on the north side of Wellington between what is now Grange and Smirle.” of Wellington between what is now Grange and Smirle. This home was built by Ottawa auctioneer and real estate prospector Hector McLean in 1876, and was later the long-time home of the prominent Smirle family. The

Hinton family lived in this stone house for only two years, but it was two years of misery, as both Joseph and Robert died in this home. On Saturday August 9, 1884, 86-year-old Joseph walked 12 miles to visit his daughters at their homes on Dalhousie Street and Echo Drive, then home by Carling Avenue. But it was too much for him. Two days later he began suffering from dysentery. He was so committed to the temperance cause that it took great efforts on the part of his doctor to convince him to take his medication. Joseph stayed with his son’s family in the stone house and began to improve the next day. He insisted on taking some exercise, contracted pneumonia, and passed away in the morning of Wednesday August 13. Later that day the evening edition of the Citizen memorialized not only Joseph Hinton himself,

but the passing of an era in Carleton County’s history: “Death, year after year, is surely and certainly thinning the ranks of the sturdy old pioneers who penetrated the primeval wilderness, cleared away the forests, made the roads, and improved the farms of the County of Carleton. Soon, alas! Too soon, not one of the honoured and energetic old hands, who bore the burden and beat of the day, in the dawn of Carleton’s progress, will be left to tell the almost incredible story of the sufferings, the labours and the difficulties which had to be surmounted in the early settlement of the county. Amongst those belonging to this

“Death, year after year, is surely and certainly thinning the ranks of the sturdy old pioneers who penetrated the primeval wilderness, cleared away the forests, made the roads, and improved the farms of the County of Carleton.”

rapidly disappearing class who have already finished their life’s labourous work and departed, not one Carleton’s first settlers has occupied a more conspicuous and honoured place than Joseph Hinton.” His funeral was well attended, with many friends and acquaintances from throughout the county travelling to the service at the house. “The long line of carriages left Hintonburg shortly before three o’clock and slowly wended its way towards Beechwood Cemetery.” It is there at Beechwood where today a faded and almost forgotten obelisk tombstone still stands over the graves of the Hinton family. The Hintons were still in mourning when just six months later, on Feburary 16, 1885, Robert Hinton passed away as well, at the much younger age of 53. He had long been suffering from a severe case of chronic phthsis (consumption) in which the body slowly wastes away. Robert’s funeral was one of the largest ever, noted the Citizen. Robert’s children (aged 12 to 22) began to disperse soon after his passing. The youngest, Jack and William, briefly returned to the house at the corner of Parkdale but moved to Ottawa by 1890, marking the end of the Hinton presence in Hintonburg. Clifford relocated to Vancouver in 1889 where he played a significant role in the construction of B.C.’s first street railway and electric lighting system. Jack moved to Victoria where he

“The old Hinton farm property was sold in April 1887 to Andrew Holland, the official Senate reporter, and former proprietor and editor of the Citizen.”

too became a prominent electrician. Jack ironically married Clara Hilson Holland (Andrew’s niece) in 1898. Thomas moved to Victoria as well, but followed the Klondike gold rush in 1896 and became mining inspector in the Dawson City district and remained in Yukon the rest of his life. William P.L. Hinton appears to have been the last of the Hinton children to remain in Ottawa. By 1907 he’d moved first to Montreal, and soon after to Manitoba. In 1887 he began a career with the Canadian Atlantic Railway (later Grand Trunk Railway) where he worked his way up to vice president and general manager. The town of Hinton, Alberta is named after him. He died in Winnipeg in

1955, the last of Robert’s children. Incredibly, Joseph’s daughter Eliza Jane Grant lived to the age of 102, passing away in 1935. His other daughter, Hannah Patterson, lived on her property, called “Inkerman Cottage” until 1909. This was located alongside the canal where her family name lives on today as Patterson’s Creek. The old Hinton farm property was sold in April 1887 to Andrew Holland, the official Senate reporter, and former proprietor and editor of the Citizen. He moved into the farmhouse, but his interest was largely investment driven, soon forming the Ottawa Land Association with the owners of the Ottawa Electric Railway. The syndicate ran streetcars through the farm and sold the adjoining lots. The significance of Joseph Hinton cannot be understated. The neighbourhood we appreciate today as Hintonburg, and a long line of successful descendants across Canada, are an incredible legacy for a young stowaway who left Ireland in 1815 for the unknown. It has been a pleasure to research and share the Hinton story. Dave Allston is a local historian and the author of a blog called The Kitchissippi Museum ( His family has lived in Kitchissippi for six generations. Do you have early memories or photos of Hintonburg? Send your email to

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Residents are interested in seeing midblock pedestrian crossings, but they won’t be coming to Kitchissippi anytime soon. A poll conducted on the Kitchissippi Times Instagram account ( found that 84 per cent of respondents would like to see mid-block pedestrian crossings in Westboro. And although the interest is there, Coun. Jeff Leiper says the city is limited to the amount of improvements it can make in a year – and the midblock crossings are simply not a top priority. Mid-block pedestrian crossings are as they sound – locales marked halfway between two intersections where pedestrians may safely cross in areas where blocks are especially long. The amount of jaywalking in neighbourhoods would perhaps be minimized – and road saftey increased – with the installation of such crossings. Leiper is aware of two locations that could benefit from mid-block crossings: on Wellington Street West between Parkdale and Rosemount, and on Richmond Road between Churchill and Roosevelt. Park yourself in front of the MEC and you’re bound to see dozens of people jaywalk across Richmond Road. “It’s not ideal having really long blocks where people are clearly expressing a desire to cross the street,” says Leiper. While jaywalking isn’t a crime many are charged with, there is a $40 fine for pedestrians failing to use a crosswalk. According to Ottawa Police Services, it is possible to be charged if spotted by police. Leiper is aware that jaywalking happens frequently in Kitchissippi, but it isn’t something that often comes up in his office. “While jaywalking isn’t something that we’ve identified as a problem,” says Leiper. “I think people still do it and they do it ‘safely.’” Mid-block crossings are more of a “nice-to-have,” says Leiper. From a practical standpoint, they’re definitely

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The beautiful historical mural unveiled last November at the corner of Pinhey Street and Wellington Street West is an important part of the Hintonburg’s Heritage.

Community • Official opening of the House of Sport at the RA Centre, which houses various local and national Sporting and Multi-Sport Organizations

City Building • Confederation Line of our Light Rail Transit (LRT) System opening to the public in November 2018

• Official opening of the newly expanded and renovated Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) on April 28, 2018

• Record $80 million invested into cycling and pedestrian infrastructure in this Term of Council

• 136 new affordable housing units to be completed in 2018, with 142 more to be built in 2019

• Additional $10 million being invested into road repairs and resurfacing in 2018 to bring the total roads budget to $ 45.2 million

• New Red Light cameras being installed and a new 30 km/h speed policy in school zones being implemented

• Partnership with Library and Archives Canada and $73.3 million funding secured for the new Ottawa Central Library

• Implemented the low income transit pass, EquiPass, and single-ride fare, EquiFare

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• Maintained a Moody’s Aaa credit rating • Keeping the City affordable with a 2% tax cap

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It can be a challenge to style smaller spaces but it can be done! By Misty Pratt for Homes and Condos


s a city grows, it is inevitable that residential development will intensify. Much of this intensification leads to more compact living options, as individuals and families seek out areas where there is easy access to the downtown core. Purchasing a newer home or condo offers the best in urban living, but with a much smaller square footage. There are some challenges to furnishing a small space, and home owners may feel lost when it comes to choosing furniture or décor.

As owner of Indulge Interiors, Diana Delaney has years of experience supporting clients who need a little (or a lot) of design help. With an increasing number of condo developments in the Kitchissippi area, Diana launched a new initiative to support home owners struggling to outfit their small spaces. “Bachelor by Design focuses on the young [male] professional, who is overwhelmed with decisions and a lack of time,” says Diana. Home owners choose the furniture package that best fits their style, plug in the dimensions of their space, and Diana’s team delivers and completes a full set-up. The concept has become so popular that Diana is now being contacted by females who

Q. What are the advantages of splitting a house into multiple units? A. Whether it is your main residence’s basement or a separate

investment property, there are great benefits in having rental units. Here are some of the main advantages people cite: • Adds equity value to your property. • Allows for a higher mortgage approval or the extra income allows for a purchase that may otherwise not be approved for financing. • It allows for cash flow positive situations in case of an investment property, by generating two or more separate rental incomes from a single house. Generally having only a single rental income does not generate sufficient income to offset carrying costs. • The investment in creating a multiple unit dwelling will be comfortably recovered in the increased assessed value of your property. • Tenants buy your investment home for you or pay for a large percentage of your family home.

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Furniture that folds away, serves more than one purpose, or is stackable is a great way to save space. The Barclay rope barstool from Modern Karibou makes a case for year round use. Lightweight and comfortable, they’re easy to move around and allow a breeze for cooling. For use indoors and out, the soft UV coated nylon cords are hand dyed, resulting in subtle tonal variations.

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are also looking to have their condo outfitted with the whole package – sofas, tables, chairs, area rugs, lighting and even artwork. “Many people have an idea of a style they’ve seen in a magazine, but they don’t know how to put those pieces together and actually execute it,” says Diana. Diana sources her furniture from many different places, but always likes to include a handmade local piece. Working with Maker House in Westboro, she has sourced local craftspeople who can add a unique piece to each furniture package. Another one of Diana’s favourites is Modern Karibou, owned by Westboro resident Carole Michaud. Modern Karibou has been in business since 2008, and is a leading retailer for modern furniture and accessories in Canada. As an online store, their objective is to help busy customers feel confident about what they’re buying. “Many customers with smaller spaces… want to make sure they surround themselves with furniture they absolutely love, but that also serve a purpose like great storage space,” says Carole. Multi-purpose furniture is ideal for smaller rooms, and Modern Karibou carries pieces such as sofa beds, stackable chairs or stools, and tables that can serve a double purpose such as an island or desk in the kitchen. Diana says that one thing is important when it comes to furnishing a small space: “You don’t want to go with only tiny pieces.” A small chair may fit in the room, but won’t offer comfort or function well with the rest of the furniture. Instead, Diana suggests looking at how the space will be used. “Create priorities for what you absolutely need in the space,” she says. “If you don’t entertain that much, consider ottomans

Modular seating is a great way to fill challenging spaces. This “Perry” set by Modloft is available at Modern Karibou.

“Many customers with smaller spaces… want to make sure they surround themselves with furniture they absolutely love, but that also serve a purpose like great storage space,” says Westboro resident Carole Michaud, owner of Modern Karibou that go under your coffee table that you can re-use as additional seating when people come over.” Furniture that is raised up on legs can also let light through the room and creates a visual airiness. Diana likes to strategically place mirrors in darker corners where light may reflect and brighten the space. In addition, Diana will choose

accent chairs with no arms, which helps to keep sight lines open. Diana cautions against too many modern and contemporary pieces, as that can sometimes create a cold or harsh vibe. She explains that Scandinavian design mixes up the modern with the traditional by incorporating wood, as well as a lot of white and texture. Carole agrees: “We

encourage our customers to add many organic elements like stone, leather or textured wood that reflects their sense of style.” As a final piece of advice, Carole reminds her customers that a home is a reflection of an individual’s unique personality. “Let creativity and inspiration reign because it will bring a sense of vitality and novelty to [your] space!”




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Wall Space Gallery 358 Richmond Road 613-729-0003 Original artwork and custom framing to pretty up your walls. Open daily.

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Essentia 356 Richmond Road Unit C 613-695-7422 Breathable memory foam mattresses made in Canada. Open daily.


Ottawa Drapery and Supplies 349 Danforth Avenue 613-729-8311 Draperies, blinds, roman shades and shutters. Closed weekends.


Germotte Photo and Framing Studio 358 Ravenhill Ave. 613-725-6958 Giclée printing, canvas wrapping, and custom framing for photos and artwork. Closed Sundays and Mondays


The Sofa Bed Store 300 Richmond Road 613-680-7400 Full-sized sofa beds to maximize space and give your guests a great night’s sleep. Closed Sundays and Mondays.


Suede Contemporary Interiors 303 Richmond Road 613-729-9274 Everything you need to furnish a home, from furniture sets to rugs to window coverings to accessories. Open daily.


Flowers Talk Tivoli 282 Richmond Road 613-729-6911 Flowers for all occasions. Open daily.


Hardy Mattress and Feather 278 Richmond Road 613-729-1194 Customized mattresses and frames, furniture

refinishing and reupholstering, and even dog beds. Closed Sundays.

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Kitchenalia 274A Richmond Road 613-728-6121 Pretty, functional, and high quality kitchen items for the discerning or amateur cook. Open daily. Design First Interiors 270 Richmond Road 613-562-2655 Kitchen makeovers, bathroom updates, and custom renos. Closed Sundays. Rose Draperies and Interiors 371 Athlone Avenue 613-728-0339 Custom window coverings and other interior design work. Closed Sundays. Polanco Home Furniture 177 Richmond Road

Terra20 1304 Wellington St. West 1-855-837-7220 Eco-friendly, ethical, healthy home décor products you can feel good about. Open daily. Blueprint Home 1301 Wellington St. West 613-761-1289 Sleek, modern furniture for all living spaces. Open daily. Second Glance 1292 Wellington St. West 613-680-4100 New-to-you home décor treasures sold on consignment. Open daily. St. Vincent De Paul 1273 Wellington St. West


613-728-0188 Seasonal decorations, kitchenware, gifts, and everything you need to keep your house in tip-top running order.Open daily.


Crazy Carl’s Antiques and Collectibles 233 Armstrong Street 613-291-2895 Antique furniture and memorabilia. Open daily.


























Blumenstudio Café 465 Parkdale Avenue 613-680-8400 Floral arrangements, centrepieces, and planters for home or business. Closed Mondays.


Tinseltown Christmas Emporium 1096 Somerset St. West 613-680-7557 Everything you need to make Christmas absolutely magical. Open daily.


Maker House Co. 987 Wellington St. West 613-422-6253 A curated collection of handmade furniture & homewares, crafted locally in Ottawa and Canada. Closed Mondays.


World of Maps 1191 Wellington St. West 613-724-6776 Globes, framed wall maps, or custom maps to your specifications. Open daily.


A Modern Space 1116 Wellington St. West 613-295-4256 Contemporary furnishings, lighting, and home accents for every room. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Hubert Heating 101 Pinhey Street 613-728-3786 Fireplaces and hearths to make your home cozy. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 613-722-7166 Good quality, used household items, furniture, and small appliances sold at reasonable prices. Closed Sundays.



Fabrications Ottawa 1018 Wellington St. West 613-854-9091 Fun, funky, and unique fabrics for all sorts of home décor projects. Open daily.

Wild Willy’s Plants and Flowers 1252 Wellington St. West 613-722-5990 Floral solutions and decorative plants to brighten up your home. Closed Sundays. Mostly Danish Furniture 1000 Wellington St. West 613-241-3873 Fab Baby Gear A sizable selection of Danish and mid-century modern 1244 Wellington St. West furnishings. Closed Mondays 613-729-8838 Lovely and unique cribs, rocking chairs, and toy storage for the nursery. Open daily. Mattress City Plus 980 Wellington St. West 613-894-5762 Ottawa Blooms New and end-of-line mattress sets for all budgets. 209 Holland Avenue Closed Mondays. 613-724-2002 Pretty arrangements for all occasions and homes. Closed Sundays. Marie Antoinette & Co. 1096 Somerset St. West 613-680-7557 Morris Home Hardware French country and Old World inspired décor and furniture. 1226 Wellington St. West Open daily.

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Urban Turf Landscape Solutions moved into the Westboro area in 2013 and has been providing landscape services throughout the Ottawa region for almost 30 years. Business owner, Richard Bown, began his company at the age of as a means to put himself through school at the University of Ottawa. He graduated with a degree in criminology. His part-time turned full-time venture grew and today, his continued passion for horticulture and the landscape is quite evident in the creation of personalized spaces. Designing, building, and maintaining is what Urban Turf is all about. The team is located at 181 Richmond Rd., and unlike most landscape companies, boasts a beautiful garden area and sells products from around the world. Accessorizing the spaces that we live in and giving them their full potential is what Richard and his team thrive on. Urban Turf has a great team of about 15 people that address all aspects of both hard and soft landscapes. Whether you are looking to rejuvenate your landscape or starting from scratch, our team of professionals are here to assist you.

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he daffodils are peeking out of the ground and the migratory birds are back, signaling that spring has sprung here in Ottawa. Home owners Landscape consultation is also available are scrubbing away the dirt and grime, upon request. Trying to create privacy, or a throwing open the windows, and low maintenance landscape? Brainstorming welcoming the warmer weather. is the first step. Spring cleaning can involve many different We look forward to hearing from you... activities, from garden clean-up to home when thinking landscape, think Urban Turf organization. For Valérie Leloup, owner of Landscape Solutions as your local go-to NU Grocery in Hintonburg, purging is always source. the first order of business. “I get rid of ‘stuff,’ because stuff is irrelevant to my happiness,” she says. NU Grocery is a zero waste grocery store, which means that all of your daily grocery needs can be purchased without any packaging waste. As Valérie has journeyed further into her zero waste lifestyle, she has come to the realization that living waste-free is Design • Build • Maintain all about “being” instead of “having.” Once the house is purged of all 181 Richmond Road unnecessary things, Valérie says, “the real cleaning can take place.” Consumers are now seeking more ecofriendly cleaning options, in order to reduce Call us for your quote today! the impact on their health and the ecosystem. “Nature has given us powerful cleaning Located in the heart of Westboro agents, so why harm ourselves and the environment with cleaners that are full of… 181 Richmond Road chemical ingredients,” asks Valérie. Cleaning ingredients in most commercial products can cause immediate reactions www.urban-turf.casuch as respiratory issues and skin rashes. Westboro resident Samantha Maloney was follow us on Urban_turf_ottawa prompted to search for better options when she moved out on her own to attend university. “I found the majority of cleaning • Build • Maintain products to be really harsh in smell and on my skin,” she says. Samantha’s favourite brand is Method, and she uses their multi-purpose, window and wood cleaners. She also uses a variety of other brands for household needs such as laundry, personal hygiene and dishwasher liquid. “I’ll only use the product if it works well,” she says, adding “if I need to use more or it just doesn’t cut it, there’s no point in buying it.” One of the problems when it comes to choosing eco-friendly cleaners is marketing. Many companies engage in “green washing” when packaging and promoting their products, which can be confusing to

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consumers. A product labeled “green” may still contain harsh chemicals or strong fragrances. Valérie also reminds her customers that most cleaners are packaged in disposable, singleuse plastic containers. “Simple ingredients can be purchased in bulk and mixed up to create powerful cleaning solutions,” says Valérie. The three most commonly used include white vinegar, baking soda and castile soap (a vegetablebased soap named after the Castile region of Spain). If buying in bulk is not an option, consider purchasing products that offer refill bottles, which helps to reduce waste. Terra20 in Wellington Village also offers many options for green cleaning, including an “ecobar” of bulk cleaners and refillable containers. It’s not just the cleaning solutions that can create waste. There are also the numerous accessories marketed to consumers, such as mops, cloths, disposable wipes and plastic scrubbers. NU Grocery’s online store offers biodegradable sponges, scrubbing brushes made of wood and Tampico fiber, agave scrubbers and cellulose cloths. These products can be composted when they are no longer useable. Customers also worry about cost when it comes to purchasing eco-friendly products. However, in Samantha’s price point comparisons, she’s found that the cost of commercial versus “green” products evens out in the end. “I use a lot less of the [green] product, which makes it go a lot further,” she says. Valerie’s advice when it comes to spring cleaning is to keep it simple. “Forget the ten different plastic bottles of cleaning products, the wet wipes, the Swiffers and the paper towels,” she says. By focusing on the basics, you’ll do your wallet and the environment a big favour.

“Simple ingredients can be purchased in bulk and mixed up to create powerful cleaning solutions,” says Valérie Leloup, owner of NU Grocery in Hintonburg



Be smart and safety conscious when planting trees (NC) The spring season is one of the best times to begin planting trees. But remember to be mindful of potential hazards in your path. Here are some tips from Hydro One on how to remain safe among trees and power lines:


If you are planting a seedling at home, make sure it is planted at least eight metres away from power lines. Almost a third of power outages in Ontario are caused by tree contact with power lines, so considering tree placement from the beginning will prevent outages in the future.

2. Low-growing evergreen shrubs that

are planted beside basement walls can brighten your home’s exterior while providing warmth and insulation for colder months of the year. Remember to

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Plant with a strategy. A good windbreak includes a mixture of coniferous trees, deciduous shrubs, evergreen shrubs and perennial plants. The right combination planted tightly together can shield your home from cold winter gusts. Even a single row of white pine trees can reduce the speed of wind hitting your home by 60 per cent.


Never prune or shear trees that are close to power lines. Using tools such as ladders or long-handled pruning shears near lines could provide a path for electrical current to run through them and potentially cause serious injuries.

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Big Tree Culling Cut now, pay later? By Chris Jones To anyone who strolls casually through the streets of Kitchissippi, it will be clear that there is a great deal of new house construction, additions and renovations going on. Developers and investors engaged in new builds and home-flipping are altering the character of the neighbourhoods that have been so welcoming for so long. As larger, boxier dwellings, condominiums and multi-residential units get built, consuming larger portions of their respective lots, a regrettable consequence is the demise of many large or distinctive trees that once adorned our neighbourhoods. These venerable trees make up the canopy of our community, furnishing much needed shade and shelter, absorbing low level ambient pollution and providing a cherished aesthetic enhancement to the streetscape. Their branches and leaves soften the harsh geometric shapes and straight lines that make up the typical urban street form. Trees, once regarded as things of beauty, are increasingly seen as hindrances or “dangerous” obstacles that must be removed to maximize construction footprints and other amenities for the new owner/investor. Larger dwellings provide additional property tax revenue for the City of Ottawa, which becomes a financial disincentive for the preservation of trees. In 2015 in Kitchissippi ward, there were 100 requests made for the removal of “distinctive” trees—defined as a tree 50 cm in diameter or larger at breast height. It should be noted that each application may have included multiple trees at the same civic address. This means we have no way of knowing just how many distinctive trees were actually removed under the 59 permits granted

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Every tree lost diminishes a community in noticeable and measureable ways with a cost that will be borne by future generations. Exposed roots on this spruce have been dealt significant damage which threatens this tree’s survival. Carelessness during construction often damages root systems, necessitating, or providing excuses for, later tree removal. Photo courtesy of

that year. The city’s report on this topic didn’t provide this information. I have noticed, too, that through neglect and lack of enforcement, insufficient protection is afforded to the root systems of distinctive trees when contractors are excavating a site. The result? The tree’s vital nutrient system is compromised leading to a failure to thrive. This of course, results in the developer or owner being able to later request a removal on the basis that the tree is dangerous, dead, diseased or severely injured. These unfortunate trends have recently led a group of concerned residents — BIG TREES of Kitchissippi — to push for changes designed to arrest the steady cull of distinctive trees that is happening in the name of development.



Some of the sensible recommendations made by the group to amend the existing Urban Tree Conservation ByLaw include: • Requiring the applicant to post a notice of application for removal of a distinctive tree for a period of 14 days in plain sight, in plain language, and readable from the street’s curbside so that neighbours do not need to enter the property to read it; • Change the definitions of distinctive tree so the diameter at breast height (DBH) for a deciduous tree is 30 cm and for a coniferous tree is 20 cm; • Revise the rules for impacted trees on neighbouring properties in order to protect the critical root zones that

span adjoining properties; and Increase the minimum fine for conviction of injury to or removal of a distinctive tree without a permit from $500 to $10,000.

More can and must be done to protect this unique natural heritage wisely bequeathed to us by earlier residents of this community.mLearn more at: If you are concerned about the rapid loss of Kitchissippi’s forest canopy, contact Jeff Leiper at jeff@KitchissippiWard. ca or Mayor Jim Watson at Jim.Watson@ and make your views known. This is an election year.


Rogers propose l’installation d’un système d’antennes à proximité de la bretelle d’entrée de l’autoroute 417 ouest (à l’avenue Woodroffe) à Ottawa. Les détails du projet proposé sont comme suit : - une tour de télécommunication de type monopôle blanc dans un espace clôturé et barré. Une fois les travaux terminés, le système d’antennes mesurera environ 40 mètres de hauteur (élévation hors tout). Rogers invite les citoyens, dans les 30 jours ouvrables suivant la date du présent avis, à faire part de vos commentaires par courriel ou courrier postal à l’adresse mentionnée (avec une adresse de retour) et/ou à demander de connaître la position de la Ville quant à la proposition du système d’antennes. De plus, Rogers donnera suite à toute préoccupation jugée pertinente et raisonnable et la Ville tiendra compte des commentaires du public et de la réponse du promoteur à l’égard de ceux-ci au moment de faire part de sa position au promoteur et à Innovation, Science et Développement économique Canada. Enfin, Innovation, Science et Développement économique Canada, qui est responsable d’approuver ce système d’antennes, exige que Rogers passe en revue la présente proposition avec le public et la municipalité locale. Après avoir examiné cette proposition, la Ville d’Ottawa fera part de sa position à Innovation, Science et Développement économique Canada et à Rogers. Pour toute information additionnelle, veuillez communiquer avec Rogers : Projet proposé : C6319 Highway 417 & Highway 15 Eric Belchamber Au nom de Rogers Communications inc. 337 Autumnfield St. Kanata, Ontario K2M 0J6 (613) 220-5970

Hintonburg and Mechanicsville share a foundation of solid bedrock, in many cases just a few inches below the surface. Construction in this area requires intense blasting. Noise levels are expected to increase as more and more projects get underway. Photo by L. Marlow

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Rogers is proposing an antenna system just off of the westbound onramp onto Highway 417 at Woodroffe Ave., in Ottawa, which consists of the following: a 40m white monopole in a fenced compound. Once completed, the antenna system will measure 40 metres in height. Rogers invites you, within 30 calendar days of the date of this notice, to provide by mail or email your comments, and / or request to be informed of the City’s position on the proposed antenna system. Rogers will respond to all reasonable and relevant concerns, and the City will be taking into account comments from the public and Rogers’ response to each when providing its position to the proponent and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is responsible for the approval of this antenna system, and requires that we review this proposal with the local municipality. After reviewing this proposal, the City of Ottawa will provide its position to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and to Rogers. Contact information: Proposed Wireless Communications Installation Reference: C6319 Highway 417 & Highway 15 Eric Belchamber On behalf of Rogers Communications Inc. 337 Autumnfield St. Kanata, Ontario K2M 0J6 (613) 220-5970

By Cheryl Parrott The communities of Hintonburg and Mechanicsville are built mostly on bedrock. Traditionally, most properties in the 2 neighbourhoods had no basements or, at best, a cave carved out of the rock. The odd property was on a small piece of ground that had enough depth for a basement but this was certainly the exception. There are many new developments and redevelopments happening in both these communities. The coming LRT line is but one of the stimulants for this development. The proximity to downtown, walkability, and eclectic nature of the 2 communities have all stimulated the changes. Blasting is felt throughout both communities on a daily basis as well as the incessant noise of the hoe-ram breaking up the rock and the dump trucks trucking it away. At the moment there are 3 active sites – 2 are large, really deep excavations and 1 is just a single small lot. All 3 are within an area of about 3 blocks. The small excavation site is on Carruthers just north of Scott St and right beside the Transitway pathway. This site shows how close to the surface the rock is, the depth of the soil at this location looks to be only a couple of feet deep before the solid rock begins. The 2 larger sites are being excavated a long way down, especially the project at the corner of Parkdale and

“At the moment there are 3 active sites – 2 are large, really deep excavations and 1 is just a single small lot.” Burnside. It will have 7 floors of underground parking and looks to be near that level now. The tower above will be 32 storeys. The building at the corner of Carruthers and Scott will be going down 3 storeys according to the plans on file at the City and will be an 18 storey apartment plus 12 stacked units that are 3 and ½ storeys in height. Many other projects north of Wellington St. W. have been approved, are working through the approval process, or the properties have been purchased with the intent of redevelopment. It will be a very noisy future for local residents as more and more holes are dug out of this rock.

Connecting to Nature

A personal journey for anyone... By Robert Alvo, M.Sc., Conservation Biologist Last time I promised to write about how birds connect us to nature and what we can do if we want to know more about birds than just how to identify them. Okay, let’s start from the beginning: nature. I like to distinguish between living nature (plants, animals, algae, fungi, lichens, and bacteria --virus are only quasi-alive) and nonliving nature (e.g., rocks, sand, wind, sunlight). You can connect with nature in various ways, for example, chasing frogs as kids, fishing, hunting, or trapping, sitting still in a natural area and marvelling at the scenery, paddling along a river, or hiking a mountain. With all these methods, you are immersing yourself and taking in experiences. Other, more active, ways of connecting

with nature include white-water rafting and zip-lining. A less active way would be to sit on the balcony of your cruise ship watching the ocean’s waves. How do you connect with nature? I’ve always had a desire to “capture” species, and this practice has been transforming over the decades. As a young teenager in Greece, I was shooting things, including birds, but after awhile I came to feel badly and sold my pellet rifle. I used the money to buy a pair of binoculars and a field guide to the birds of Europe, at which point I turned to identifying and photographing birds. Later, as a conservation biologist, I studied individual species, such as the Common Loon, Black Tern, and Canvasback. I went on to rank vertebrate species for their conservation concern in Quebec, then later for all of

Canada, and I wrote some national species status reports. Finally I figured out the ultimate way of capturing species, and did so in a book called, Being a Bird in North America (BABINA). It’s a unique way of reaching the public regarding the importance of conservation. BABINA combines science and humour to present the most interesting aspects of each species. It is only the second book I know that gives global distribution maps of many North American birds. Conservation status ranks are presented for each species on the global scale, and on the national scale for Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. BABINA also features quotations from the days when people could write beautifully by taking full advantage of the rich English language without having to worry about limited space — the kind of writing that gave the reader

memorable images. Each species page is a lesson on the species, and also a lesson on an issue. For example, the Common Loon account primarily discusses the effects of lake acidification from acid rain on loon breeding success. The book can appeal to anyone from 12 years old up to adults who wants to know how nature works, and how it has trouble working at times because of human activities -- also, anyone interested in birds who wants to know more than simply how to identify species. BABINA connects the reader to nature, and it can be purchased at Chapters and at a number of other Ottawa and other Ontario stores. Next time we will discuss spring, which is already upon us, Ottawa’s annual cycle for birding, and my plans for future books.

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By Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Welcome to April, Kitchissippi. It’s truly springtime now, and we are excited for all the events and activities that come with this new season. Here’s what’s been keeping our office busy this month: On March 26th, the Environment and Climate Protection Committee received recommendations for an updated contract between the City and Orgaworld, the company that processes our organic waste. Proposed changes, intended to increase our green bin participation from the current rate of 51%, included the disposal of dog waste and single use plastic bags in the green bin. Because we were unable to refine the contract language to allow only compostable bags in the green bin, I voted against the changes, but that is the only sticking point for me. Council voted 19-3 to approve these changes; I reiterated my dissent. Ultimately, I hope residents will use only compostable bags in the green bin so we can minimize the amount of plastics in the landfill. In transportation-related news, the Harmer

Pedestrian Overpass Bridge is due to be replaced, starting in May 2018. The new bridge, which will be completed in 2020, will have improved accessibility features as well as an enclosed roof and lighting. The bridge will be constructed off-site and installed using a rapid bridge replacement technique. In the meantime, there will be a detour along Holland Ave including temporary segregated bike lanes; personally, I’m hoping the bike lanes will be widely used and may be made permanent when the construction is complete. At its March 28th meeting, City Council voted unanimously in favour of the motion forwarded by Councillor Deans and seconded by Councillor McKenney to establish a Women’s Bureau and Women’s Issues Liaison at City Hall. We absolutely need to do everything possible to include women in the planning and building of our City, and I’m very pleased to see the municipality taking this step. Coming up this month, we have Pop-Up Office Hours on Friday, April 20th and Thursday, April 26th. On the 20th, I’ll be holding a table at the Bridgehead at Richmond Road and Golden from 9 – 12, and on the 26th I’ll be at Hintonburger from 5

– 8 pm; come by and chat all things Kitchissippi. Also upcoming is the Spring Ward Forum, which will feature John Manconi as our special guest speaker to give updates on transit in the City. The Forum will be held at Van Lang Field House from 6 – 8 pm on April 30th.

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A West End Garden Legacy Sherry Clarke’s enduring work By Deb Chapman When you have three kids under the age of ten and live close to a park, that park becomes like a second home. That was the case for Sherry Clarke who lived just half a block away from the Clare Gardens Park on Evered. Back in 2008, Shane 3, Alicia 6, and Kayleigh 11, spent most of their free time meeting friends and burning off energy on the play structures, and running around the field. But after 20 years of kids and teens having fun, the play structures were showing their age. The park was in decline. The wood in the play structures was decaying and pieces were falling off. The park’s pathways had potholes. They didn’t connect. Teens were using the play structures to explore all sorts of more ‘adult behaviours’. The nearby bench was being used after dark for dope deals. The beautiful tree-lined park was showing decay and needed something to make its users respect it again. Sherry had a great idea to make the park sparkle again. Why not ask owners for permission to remove perennials and shrubs from proposed infill developments, and transplant the plants to Clare Gardens Park? Developers and owners alike whole-heartedly agreed to every donation. Everyone likes to save plants that add a little beauty in our lives. And so neighbours began guerrilla gardening, giving the plants on death row a reprieve. Garden beds were created where grass refused to grow. Visitors took notice of the land-

Sherry Clarke is fondly remembered for her generosity of spirit and her energy in making many lasting contributions to the enhancement and growth of her neighbourhood and her community. Clare Park Gardens represents just one facet of her legacy. Photo courtesy the Clark/Rivet family

scaping improvements and it seemed like the park was getting a second chance. The guerrilla gardeners have since gone legit. Now known as the Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Park, the gardeners have adopted the park, and partner with the Westboro Community Association on park clean-ups and special events. Gardens now encircle the park and new, engaging play structures have been added. Ten years on, Clare Gardens Park attracts visitors from neighbourhoods as far away as Chinatown, Ottawa South, and Woodroffe to the west.

Thanks to the vision and creative thinking of Sherry Clarke, Clare Gardens Park is a success story. Her approach to recycling plants has made news across the province and the gardeners are often asked for advice by other community groups in Ottawa. Sherry died last fall after a valiant fight against breast cancer. This communityminded trailblazer never stopped giving back to the community. Two weeks before her death, Sherry helped organize a fundraiser for the Sherrypalooza Run for the Cure team. She believed in giving back. The gardens she imagined, and worked to build, in Clare Park, will continue to bring beauty and a healthier environment for everyone to enjoy. The Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Park are committed to continuing Sherry’s legacy. If you would like to join the gardeners and spend some time in the park making it pretty, please contact us. If you’re a parent, it’s a great way to be near your kids but give them some independence while they play. For everyone else, it’s a nice way to spend some time in nature. All are welcome. Drop us a line at: volunteergardenersofclarepark@gmail. com.

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A book depot during renovations By Blaine Marchand, R.E.A.D. Group In the upcoming months, the Rosemount branch library will close while renovations take place. Neither the date nor the length of time of the closure has been specified. The Rosemount Expansion and Development (READ) group contacted the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) for information on the closure and the services that will be available to users in the catchment area. The OPL indicated that Rosemount will operate as a depot, a model used during other renovations, such as the Beaverbrook branch renovation and expansion, which saw it go from10,000 square feet to 25,000 square feet. READ was informed that there will be a small collection of books, including express material.

The automated check-in and return system will be in use. And rather than having desktop computers available for use, Chromebooks will be available. According to OPL officials, any programming would be off site. The OPL is exploring potential sites within the neighbourhood. Whether this means users will be directed to a community facility, such as the Hintonburg Community Centre or to another facility is not certain. READ hopes that programing will be available at a nearby site that is accessible to primary and secondary students, the physically challenged and the seniors who are regular users. When READ pressed for information on the design process, the OPL responded that the Request for Proposals (RFP) to engage an architect

will be done by the City. No input will be sought on the RFP. READ was told the engaged architect will be fully aware of Rosemount’s spatial limitations and the limited budget for the project. The current building was built in 1918, expanded in 1933/4 and given a facelift (elevator, more washrooms) in 1982. Even with these, the library with a square footage of just a shade over 6,000 square feet to serve an estimated catchment population of 40,000, simply does not provide enough space. In READ’s view, this renovation, at best, will be a band aid. In reply to READ asking whether the community will be allowed input, the OPL indicated there will be public engagement prior to the design phase but details of the

time and structure of these consultations were not provided. With regard to Rosemount, the community needs to be on the alert and follow the process attentively. For years, Rosemount was the priority for the OPL Board but somehow other branches across the municipality inexplicably superseded it. Key questions remain. How long will Rosemount users rely on a temporary depot for their library services? How will the renovation re-configure a building with limited space? In the longer term, does the OPL Board and the City have a concrete plan for library services? For a comparison of Rosemount library to other OPL branches, please visit

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Rules of the road apply to all By Cst. Dawn Neilly, O.P.S. I hope that by the time this edition hits the streets spring will have truly arrived and we can safely put away the shovels and snow blowers for another year. Now it’s time to make the most of the warmer weather and, for many, that means getting out the bicycle for exercise, recreation or transportation. It’s been a long winter, so I hope the excitement of being once again on the open road, so to speak, won’t keep you from thinking about the rules of the road. Helpful hint: they’re the same rules that you use

when driving. Red lights and stop signs are still in effect even if you’re on a bike. Your bicycle may not get up to speeds that will get you stopped for stunt driving but keep in mind that you can still present a grave danger to much slower pedestrians. Be extra careful at crosswalks and avoid the sidewalks. Staying off the sidewalks means you’re sharing the road with vehicles that far outweigh you, so make sure you’re visible: front and rear lights, reflective tape on your forks, light coloured or reflective cloth-

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I attended the City meeting Feb 28th with respect to 342 Roosevelt Avenue and left thinking, “What if the owner of a house next to me applied to the City to demolish it and construct a building with 25 residential units with no parking?” I don’t think I would want to live next to it. At the other end of Roosevelt another proposal has been submitted to the City to demolish three residential homes and construct a six storey mixed use building that includes two commercial units and 35 dwelling units. All of this begs the question, “Is there a long term plan for intensification for residential streets close to the LRT stations in Westboro?” I asked this question at the Feb. 28th meeting. From what I understood from Councillor Leiper, apparently not. What we have now for our community is what is referred to as “spot” planning with “minor” zoning bylaw amendments. I would suggest there is an urgent need for some sort of community design plan for residential streets close to LRT stations. I understand the requirement for intensification and its link areas close to LRT stations. However, if what is happening

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A close-up look at Earth’s brightest star By Mark Narwa Many of us do not realize it, but the Sun is actually a star. In fact, it is our nearest star, a glowing ball of gas that emits the heat and light which make it possible for us to survive here on Earth. The Sun is 99.86% of the total mass of the solar system. Its mass is 73% hydrogen, 25% helium, and a combination of 2% carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, neon, magnesium, silicon, sulfur and iron. The radius of the Sun is 695,700 km, which is 109 times larger than the Earth. Its mass is 1.99 x 1030 kg, which is 333,000 times the mass of the Earth. Its diameter is 1.39 million km. And its distance from Earth is 149,600,000 km. The Sun’s atmosphere consists of three layers. The photosphere, the chromosphere and the corona. The photosphere is the surface layer of the Sun’s atmosphere. This layer is the visible surface of the Sun. It contains turbulent cells of gas called granules that transfer heat from the interior. This is where sunspots are visible and solar flares begin. This is also where the Sun’s energy is released as light. It takes that light about 8 minutes to travel the distance from the Sun to the Earth. Therefore, when we view the Sun, we are actually seeing it as it was 8 minutes ago. The next layer above the photosphere is the chromosphere which emits a reddish glow, as extremely heated hydrogen is burned off. This red glow is visible only during a total solar eclipse. Above the chromosphere is the third layer of the Sun’s atmosphere, the corona. It appears as white streamers or plumes of ionized gas that flow toward

outer space. This layer too, can be seen only during a total solar eclipse. This summer, NASA will be launching the “Parker Solar Probe” on a historic mission to study the Sun. The spacecraft itself is about the size of a small car. The Parker Solar Probe will travel directly into the Sun’s atmosphere, coming as close as 6.2 million km from the Sun’s surface. This will be the first spacecraft to get that close to the Sun’s surface, giving us the closest view of a star ever recorded. While performing this mission, the Parker Solar Probe will encounter conditions of brutal heat and radiation. To protect the probe and instruments from the heat, the spacecraft will be shielded by a 4.5 inch carbon composite shield that can withstand outside temperatures off 1377°Celsius. In order for the Parker Solar Probe to reach the Sun, it will use the gravitational pull of the planet Venus to assist it. The probe will make seven flybys of the planet Venus, over a seven year period to gradually bring it closer to the Sun’s orbit. When the Parker Solar Probe reaches the Sun, it will fly into the part of the Sun’s outermost atmosphere, called the corona. While there, it will conduct scientific measurements and imaging to give us a better understanding of how the corona is heated, and study the origin and evolution of solar wind. This will give us a better understanding of space weather and how it can affect our planet earth. Those interested can register at the NASA web site to have their names included on a micro-chip that will travel on the Parker Solar Probe. Let us know on Twitter when you do. @NewswestOttawa

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Clothes make the teenager By Anna Borris “Do you have a date for the semi-formal?” Judy’s excited voice asked over the phone. In an instant my calm Friday night mood turned into full-scale panic. “Date? What are you talking about?” I asked shrilly. “Fisher Park is having a semi-formal dance in two weeks and some of the girls in my class have been asked.” “Have you?” “No, but I would love to go. What about you?” “Where would I find a date? Besides, who needs one? Let’s all go in a group with Mike, Karen and Dave. It would be more fun anyway,” I suggested. The rest of our friends agreed, and Mike was sure his dad would drive us all. Since Dave went to Fisher Park, he picked up the tickets for us, and to our surprise and excitement, the Staccatos were playing. The next day we three girls walked up to Westgate to check out the upscale Anna Lee Shoppe. Karen had a beautiful pale blue dress bought for a recent family wedding but Judy and I had nothing suitable to wear to a semiformal dance. Luckily we both found dresses we loved on the sale rack. “There goes all my babysitting money,” Judy moaned. “It’s worth it, your dress is gorgeous,” Karen said. Dave said he could borrow a sports jacket from his brother, but Mike needed to go shopping. They headed down to Towsley’s Mens Wear on Wellington Street where Mike bought a classy grey and green checked jacket and a sparkling white shirt. The day of the dance was approach-

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ing quickly. My new pale green dress with black trim was beautiful and I coaxed my mom into lending me her black patent leather pumps. Early on the afternoon of the dance, I set my hair in giant pink rollers and covered them with a net. Straight bangs were a necessity, so I taped them to my forehead. To my horror, the hairdryer wasn’t working so I settled myself behind the living room armchair in front of the heat register on the wall. I had time to read a couple of chapters of “The Catcher in the Rye” since it took forever for my hair to dry. My dad spotted my feet sticking out from behind the chair and came to investigate. “What are you.... oh never mind.” He walked away rolling his eyes. Finally, it was time to remove the rollers, wipe away the Scotch tape marks from my forehead, get dressed and slide into my Mom’s shoes. Mike’s dad picked everyone up and soon we arrived at Fisher Park High. The lights in the gym were dimmed and the walls were decorated with balloons and red and white streamers. Everywhere were girls in lovely dresses and boys in jackets and ties; not a pair of jeans, lumberjack shirt, or desert boots to be seen. We danced to the Staccatos’ music until all five of us were exhausted, then decided to walk down to Jimmy’s restaurant to finish off the evening. No day was ever complete without chips and gravy, and a coke. By the time Mike’s dad picked us up at Jimmy’s, we all had our second wind. We were gabbing about the fun we had, but also making plans for the next few days, when the dance would be a memory and we would be back in our jeans, lumberjack shirts, and desert boots.

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APRIL 14 - WESTBORO LEGION DANCE WITH LIVE MUSIC – UPSTAIRS HALL Please join us at the Westboro Legion Saturday Night Dance with live music performed by Doug and Pam Champagne 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 in. Cost for admission is $2.00 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. APRIL 14 - GREAT BACH MARATHON Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave.) is hosting the second Great Bach Marathon in collaboration with the Royal Canadian College of Organists on Saturday, April 14 between 1:30 p.m. and -6 p.m. You can come anytime you want and leave any time you need. This is an excellent opportunity to hear Woodroffe’s pipe organ in full swing. Not only are we raising very important funds for the scholarships for young organists, but we are raising consciousness about the organ and its wonderful mysteries. Some of the performers include well-known Ottawa organists Wesley Warren, Karen Holmes, Rachel Laurin, Frances Macdonnell, musicians familiar to Woodroffe Alison Kranias and Margot Lange, also Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church under Kirkland Adsett and many others. Violinist Galina Rezaeipour and Katarina Jovic will open the event with Bach’s second violin sonata in A Major. For more information, please go to rcco-ottawa. ca/events.html#event5. APRIL 14 - FESTA ITALIANA The Parkdale United Church Orchestra and Music Director Angus Armstrong are pleased to present an Italian-themed concert called Festa Italiana featuring two double bass soloists playing Bottesini. The concert is on Saturday April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Parkdale United Church. A reception will follow. Tickets are available at the door: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, free for children age 12 and under. For more information please visit APRIL 20 & 21 - KITCHISSIPPI UNITED CHURCH SPRING RUMMAGE SALE This popular event has a good selection of clothing, boutique items, jewellery, collectables, books, household items, toys and more. Come and browse. Friday, April 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon, 630 Island Park Dr. (at the Queensway). For information call 613-722-7254. APRIL 21 - CONNAUGHT SCHOOLYARD RENEWAL FUNDRAISER Recycle your electronics and textiles and help raise money to improve the schoolyard at Connaught Public School. More information about this initiative can be found at Drop by the Connaught Public School parking lot (1149 Gladstone Ave. Note: parking lot is on Rosemount Ave.) on Saturday, April 21 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information on accepted electronics visit APRIL 22 - EARTH DAY SPRING CLEAN-UP Many hands make light work! Celebrate EARTH DAY helping Spring Clean our neighborhood parks with the Hampton Iona Community Group on April 22 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. We meet at the fieldhouse in Iona Park at 2 p.m. Gloves/garbage bags to be provided, but we will need you to bring rakes. Rain date: Sunday May 6 at 2 p.m., same place.


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APRIL 27 – WESTBORO LEGION’S TRIVIA CHALLENGE FOR CHARITY CONTEST Please join us for fun and raise money for your favorite charity. The Westboro Legion has become known for their

legendary Trivia for Challenge Contests. It all takes place in our downstairs hall, located at 389 Richmond Rd. Compete in our popular trivia tournament, featuring an Ottawa Trivia League quizmaster, and your team could win a donation to your favourite charity. The cost is $10 per player – maximum six (6) per team. Email your registration form to and pay at the door on game night. (Because space is limited, registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.) All participants must be 19 or older. To ensure fairness, no spectators or electronic devices are allowed during the tournament. For more information please visit APRIL 28 - WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ORGAN DONATION Please come to the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa (30 Cleary Ave.) on Saturday April 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The FirstUO Caring Network is hosting “Organ Donation – What You Don’t Know,” a presentation by members of the National Capital Region Gift of Life Network providing factual and emotional aspects of organ donation from the point of view of donors, recipients, family members, and donor registration. The talk is followed by discussion and light refreshments. There is no charge and parking is free. Everyone is welcome for an informative event. For more information, please call 613-725-1066. \ APRIL 28 - BAOBAB DRUM AND DANCE BEATS & EATS Baobab Drum and Dance Community presents BEATS & EATS on April 28 with a pre-concert reception at 6:30 p.m. and a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m., at First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Ave. An exciting and vitalizing evening of West African drumming, dancing and singing by the Baobab Youth Performers, with special guest Master Drummer Kwasi Dunyo. Also featuring the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Association Harp Ensemble and the Adowa Dancers. Baobab Youth Performers are excited to welcome their Ghana host, Kwasi Dunyo, to Ottawa. The group travelled to Ghana in July 2017 to study with him in his home village of Dagbamete. OYOA Harp Ensemble, under the direction of Michelle Gott, will present traditional material and a collaborative piece with drums, linking the classical Western harp with the West African kora sound. Traditional Adowa dancers from the Ghanaian community here in Ottawa will round out the evening of vibrant music and dance with strong community energy. Tickets $20; $10 students and seniors in advance ($5 more at the door); includes a pre-concert reception with Ghanaian snacks at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Village Quire (312 Richmond Rd.) For info go to, call 613-729-0987 or email APRIL 28 - RUMMAGE SALE The Parkdale United Church Spring Rummage Sale is taking place Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m to noon. (Use Gladstone Avenue door.) Clothing, household items, toys, books, electronics, furniture, linen, plants, sports items, oodles of items. Donations are welcome but must be delivered before April.26. For information call 613-728-9686 or go to APRIL 28 – WESTBORO LEGION’S DOWN EAST KITCHEN PARTY – DOWNSTAIRS HALL You and Yours are invited to celebrate Spring at The Westboro Legion’s Down East Kitchen Party on Saturday April 28. Doors open 6:30 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m. and there are Irish dance lessons between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Live music by some of Ottawa’s best Irish, Down East, Country and Bluegrass sessions players. Please join us at the Westboro Legion, 389 Richmond Rd., ground floor hall. Wear your comfy dance shoes and wax up your vocal chords. You won’t be able to resist stompin’ yer feet and singing along. Admission is $10 each or 2 for $15. For more information please visit

APRIL 28 - WESTBORO LEGION DANCE WITH LIVE MUSIC – UPSTAIRS HALL 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 in. Cost for admission is $2 for Legion Members and $5 for the public. For information please visit APRIL 28 - CRAFT, BAKE, RUMMAGE SALE The Salvation Army Ottawa Grace Manor will be holding a combination of Craft and Bake Sale along with a Rummage Sale on Saturday April 28 at 1156 Wellington St W. from 9 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Artisans will be selling baked goods, jewelry, gifts, and collectibles among other crafts. There will also be a rummage sale of gently used book and household items. All proceeds go towards supporting resident activities. For more information, please contact Sandy at 613-722-8025 ext. 135. MAY 11 – NEPALI GALA Namaste. On behalf of the Women’s Foundation Nepal we invite you to the 12th Annual Nepali Gala to be held at First Unitarian (30 Cleary Ave.) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come and enjoy a delicious Nepali meal of dahl, butter chicken and curried vegetables prepared by members of the Ottawa Nepali community; peruse our unique silent-auction items; sale of hand-woven silk and cashmere scarves and be entertained by Nepali dancers. Tickets, including dinner are $25/ children $15. For reservations call 613-820-4061 or email Proceeds from the event will support the Women’s Foundation Nepal and their work to provide shelter and assistance to victims of gender-based violence and exploitation. For more information and to see a video of the Foundation please visit firstunitarianottawa. ca/nepali-gala-2018. MAY 12 - THIS IS WHY WE SING This Is Why We Sing: Five Decades of CCC is taking place Saturday, May 12 at 3 p.m. At All Saints’ Westboro / First United Church (347 Richmond Rd.). A light and joyful double choir concert with the Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa directed by Jackie Hawley, with instrumental accompaniment. Come and listen to key performance choices by Cantiamo, and favourite choral pieces selected by CCC members from the choir’s 50-year repertoire. Hear what inspires us to keep on singing! MAY 12 - SHORT STORY WRITING WORKSHOP Join Peter Scotchmer, one of the judges for this year’s OPL 50+ Short Story Contest, as he discusses the elements of a good story and answers your questions about writing. Registrants may bring short samples of their writing. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Saturday May 12 at 2 p.m. Registration is required. For information go to MAY 12 – YOGA IN THE PARK All are welcome to McKellar Park for a dog-friendly yoga session. This will be a drop-in yoga fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bringing a dog is optional! 100% of the event proceeds will be donated to Interval House of Ottawa. A suggested fee of $10 (just for the humans) is requested. Additional donations will be graciously accepted, charitable tax receipts can be provided. Hosted at McKellar Park, 539 Wavell Avenue, Ottawa. In case of rain, the event will move into the onsite McKellar Park Field House. The yoga instructor is generously donated by the Dovercourt Recreation Association. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit: ca/yoga-in-the-park. Interval House of Ottawa offers safe, short-term emergency accommodation to abused women and their children and (soon to be added) pets. Community partner: Dovercourt Recreation Association.

MAY 12 - FISH FRY Woodroffe United Fish Fry is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Meal includes cod fish, fries, coleslaw, beans, dessert, coffee/tea. Beer and wine available for purchase. Entertainment provided. 207 Woodroffe Ave. Saturday, May 12. Plenty of free parking! There will be two sittings: 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call 613-722-9250. You can also purchase tickets at or at the door. For more information. please email: MAY 15 – AGING BY THE BOOK: A READING CIRCLE Be part of a group that meets weekly for six weeks to explore the older adult experience as portrayed in a wide range of written work. We will discuss poems, short stories, essays, and excerpts from novels and memoirs. Readings will be provided. Registration is limited to ten participants; no new registrants after the second session. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Tuesdays, May 15- June 19 at 2 pm. Registration is required. For more information go to WESTBORO LEGION’S BINGO AND LEAGUES 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 our website at or call 613-725-2778. TOASTMASTERS Learn confidence and hone your leadership skills. Above and Beyond Toastmasters will help you get 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 abottawa.toastmastersclubs. org or contact 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 (nonbeginners). Bring your own ukulele. Cost: $2.00

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