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right track and delivering content that resonates with you. I am really excited about this month’s issue of KT. We know that many of you love to support local businesses and so Jacob Hoytema brings you the news about the latest new shops in Kitchissippi. Shaun Markey’s latest addition to the Who Lives Here series is about a unique heritage home. She really is a grand old dame. Dave Allston’s Early Days column is also about an older home, but this one isn’t nearly so visible. In fact, you probably walk right past and never even notice it. And of course, we had to introduce you to Erin Kennedy (a.k.a. RobotGrrl), an Ottawa-based inventor and founder of Robot Missions. Anne Boys-Hope and I had a chance to meet her (and her robot Bowie!) at Westboro Beach. You definitely won’t want to miss our Summer Guide, especially Misty Pratt’s Kitchissippi “ice cream crawl.” This is the kind of info you’ll want to keep on hand for the rest of the summer. Note that the web version of that story has a handy Google map for quick reference. Did you know that some of our stories are published only on the website? Case in point, Paula Roy’s article about the new French pastry shop in Westboro: Mamie Clafoutis. It was one of our top stories in May. Did you miss it? Find it online at kitchissippi.com. And if you haven’t already, I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter and follow us on Facebook, that way you’ll never miss out on neighbourhood news and community events. Speaking of which, I hope to see you at Westfest this year. It’s happening from June 8 to 10 at Tom Brown arena. I’ll be emceeing on Sunday afternoon and KT will once again host a booth. Please stop by and say hello.
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250 City Centre Ave., Suite 500 Ottawa ON K1R-6K7 www.kitchissippi.com Kitchissippi, meaning “the Grand River,” is the former Algonquin name for the Ottawa River. The name now identifies the urban community to the west of downtown Ottawa. Newswest is a not-for-profit communityowned publication that is distributed 12 times per year inside the Kitchissippi Times. EDITOR/ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Andrea Tomkins firstname.lastname@example.org twitter.com/kitchissippi CONTRIBUTORS Dave Allston, Judith van Berkom, Ellen Bond, Anne Boys-Hope, Shaun Markey, Bradley Turcotte PROOFREADER Gwen Leron ADVERTISING SALES Eric Dupuis 613-238-1818 x273 email@example.com
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Meet Kealey Syme “I was born in Carleton Place, Ontario. We moved to Ottawa because we have family around here. We came to the Kitchissippi area about six years ago. I like this area because of the people. It’s
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EARLY DAYS Hidden history
Tucked away behind a gas station lies one of Westboro’s oldest homes BY DAVE ALLSTON
ust off Richmond Road, at 408 Tweedsmuir Ave., stands an impressive brick house. Tucked behind the Circle K (formerly Mac’s) gas station and convenience store, is one of Westboro’s original homes. Now closing in on 130 years of age, it represents a significant amount of local history. In the mid-19th century, Senator Hon. James Skead saw great potential in the Westboro area. He acquired as much land as he could get his hands on and constructed a giant sawmill at what is now Westboro Beach. In the 1870s he created a brand new community – almost single-handedly – aptly known as Skead’s Mills. Sadly, fires and economic depression saw him lose almost everything by the early 1880s. After his death in 1884, the banks and his widow began selling off his vast area land holdings. One gentleman who also had a particular interest in the area was James Magee. Magee was the son of two of Nepean’s earliest settlers, Irish immigrants Charles Magee and Frances Delamere, who established a farm in the vicinity of Lincoln Fields around 1820. Born along the Richmond Road in 1838, James Magee spent his life as a farmer, cattle dealer, and cattle drover (a person who moves cattle over long distances). He married Henrietta Henry, who was
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also a member of a pioneer Nepean family. The couple had no children and resided primarily on a 15-acre parcel between Carling and Richmond (where Biagio’s restaurant exists today) and farmed many more acres south of Carling. In the late 1880s, James and Henrietta sold and moved to Louisa Street in Centretown, but the change was shortContinued on page 18
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can personally attest to the fact that Greg Milanovich is a gracious, flexible and welcoming host. Few people, if any, would respond as kindly when the reporter, me, accidentally shows up three hours early to do an interview about Greg’s residence, a stunning example of “prairie school” architecture at 166 Huron Ave. N. And yet, despite being caught in his pajamas and robe, Greg waived off my apologies and also my offer to come back at the original time. Within a minute, he had me seated in one of the twin living rooms at the front of the home while he beat a hasty and understandable retreat upstairs for a change of clothes.
I have been in period homes from the same era as 166 Huron, which was designed and built in 1915 by Ottawa’s Francis Sullivan, an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright. The client was E. P. Towers, the City’s tax assessor at the time and young Sullivan was all of 33-years-old when he took on the task. No other house I can recall has made such an interesting and impressive statement. From the moment one approaches the entrance, a set of slightly narrow twin doors, protected and flanked by sturdy red brick columns, it is clear that this is an interesting if not important residential structure.
Greg Milanovich and Lori Gordon live in a Prairie-style heritage home on Huron Avenue. For extra photos, see the web version of this article at kitchissippi.com. Photo by Andrea Tomkins Wright’s prairie style was a successful attempt to cast off earlier architectural norms of the Victorian era. Fancy embellishments and details were left behind in favour of strong horizontal lines,
low or flat roofs, wide eaves and vertical columns. Before he returned and before Lori Gordon, a retired cardiac nurse and Greg’s partner, joined me for our
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pointed out that the original cooking kitchen had been in the basement. Food was then sent upstairs to a smaller kitchen for final preparation before the plates were brought through a butler’s pantry to the dining room. A button on the floor in the dining room could be rung by who ever was sitting at the head of the table to signal that the diners were ready for the next course. The downstairs kitchen is long gone and a nicely equipped one-bedroom apartment is now in its place. Greg and Lori had a completely new kitchen installed on the first floor which, though modern in all facets, blends nicely with the rest of the house, including the hardwood floors and the dark oak cornice atop the cabinets and above the large kitchen window. The former butler’s pantry now functions as an area for preparing beverages and they borrowed space from that area to accommodate the kitchen refrigerator and a two-piece washroom. Continued on page 11
by John King, Broker of Record with Engel & Völkers Ottawa When it comes to the Ottawa real estate market, there is one thing that stays constant year to year: Spring is the best season to sell your home. Each year, over 40% of all Ottawa homes sales take place from March through June. We typically see a dip in July and August for a couple reasons. Many buyers take vacation during this time and are not as invested in their home search. Also, families who have wanted to move into a new home prior to the start of the school year have already bought, so there is a smaller pool of buyers searching. To achieve top dollar in minimum time, listing at the right moment is absolutely essential. If you are considering selling your home, should you rush to market now or wait until autumn when the market hits its second—but smaller—peak? The answer depends on your circumstances. While timing is one of the key factors in maximizing value, other determinants also come into play—specifically home presentation, pricing, and marketing. If you are prepared to stage and declutter, price the home appropriately, and are working with a Realtor who has created a comprehensive marketing plan,
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conversation, I had a few moments to enjoy my surroundings. The living rooms, centre hall and dining room all have their original and finely crafted woodwork. Stained dark and mellowed with time, the dark oak fireplace on my left had impressive barley twist columns and a carved decorative centerpiece on the mantel. The plate rails in the three rooms are all original, as are just about all of the doors. Two entrances in particular, the door on the opposite side of the entrance and the “pocket” doors to the dining room have beautiful and colourful art glass panels, which are also original. Greg has owned the home since 1987 when he took it over from his brotherin-law, Enzo Morelli, an architect, who two years earlier bought the house after an impromptu conversation with the previous owner. At the time, Greg was busy working in the financial administration field for government and later as a consultant. He and Lori are now enjoying retirement together. During a tour of the downstairs, Greg
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loosen up. There is no test for Parkinson’s; diagnosis is based on a body of evidence over time and symptoms differ for everyone. Jim’s wife reminds him that it’s all about choice; a positive attitude helps and most of the time he’s able to be positive. “My wife has been a huge influence – she’s a problem solver – without her I’d be a total mess.” Support groups have been important to Jim in his journey toward optimum health. There are support groups every day of the week here in Ottawa. He also does yoga several times a week combining that with stretching. Parkinson’s affects 100,000 people in Canada with 25 Canadians diagnosed every day. Soon, with our aging population, Parkinson’s will surpass Alzheimer’s as the number one
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times in the morning to find people on the front porch taking photos of the heritage plaque,” Lori adds. While there is much joy and satisfaction in living in the home, Lori and Greg acknowledge that there are responsibilities that come with it. “As the owners, you have a responsibility to be a good custodian of the house,” says Lori. “You have to be committed to it.” Thirty-one years have passed since Greg first took ownership of the house and both he and Lori have noted the passage of time. They both have reached an age where they’re thinking of their next home; a place that will accommodate a change in lifestyle, more travel, different experiences. After the interview, I stop to take one quick photo of this remarkable house that was once the vision of a young architect draftsman who designed it and the bureaucrat who paid $7,640 to have it built. And now I’m looking at the photo. It seems only fitting that Greg Milanovich is there, just to the left on the steps of the house he has lovingly cared for these past 31 years. I like to think that Francis Sullivan is standing on his right. For extra photos, see the web version of this article at kitchissippi.com.
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they said all ten of them could jump on them at once and nothing would happen.” Sitting in the living room on a beautiful morning, I asked Greg and Lori what it was like to live in the Huron home. Lori was quick to offer her opinion. “Living here, you feel the house has a soul. You feel proud to live here.” She also added a caveat. “It’s going to be hard to go anywhere else from this home.” Greg’s comments were in line with Lori’s. “When you step into this house you immediately feel the history and the tradition of the place,” he says. Lori likens the feeling the house stirs in her to other important buildings. “It’s like walking into a beautiful church,” she said. Over their tenure, Lori and Greg had the fireplaces updated, added ductless airconditioning units, and a high-efficiency water boiler which moves hot water through the original cast iron heating elements in each room. “The system still works very well,” says Greg during our tour. Lori quips that they are not the only ones who love 166 Huron. Over the years the Sullivan masterpiece has been the subject of numerous articles, a university thesis and a documentary television production in 1989. Passersby often stop to admire the house. “I’ve come down many
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Continued from page 9 A sunroom off the kitchen is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a morning coffee. Stairs lead down to a comfortable patio beside the two bay garage. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, a main bath on the second floor and two bedrooms on the third floor. All those bedrooms, Greg surmises, might have been the reason the Huron house did duty as a “rooming house” in the 1960’s. With multiple tenants on all three floors, it is surprising that the original woodwork and the art glass panels in the interior doors survived intact. Greg notes he has been meticulous about making sure the dwelling’s exterior details are consistent with the home’s heritage designation. All the stucco is original, as are almost all of the windows. One on the second floor was lost to a small fire many years ago. Greg also worked tirelessly removing excess paint from many of the window frames. The roof has both shingled sections and flat areas roofed with membrane material. Greg recalls the amazement of the roofing team during replacement of the shingles a few years ago. “When the old shingles were removed, they couldn’t believe the thickness of the roof boards under them,” he says. “Over one and a half inches thick;
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ART & CULTURE Looking back at Westfest
Elaina Martin celebrates 15 years of music and art
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rom a one-day festival staged in a convenience store parking lot to a weekend long showcase of multidisciplinary art, founder Elaina Martin reminisces about Westfests past and looks ahead to the future as the event celebrates 15 years. When Ottawa’s perpetual summer construction shut down Richmond Road in 2004, business owners and the Westboro Village Business Improvement Area (WVBIA) panicked as the absence of traffic meant declining revenues for shops. Having recently wrapped the “challenging” Rock City Women’s Festival in Wakefield, Quebec, Martin was introduced to members of the WVBIA and learned of the neighbourhood’s plight. Elaina’s solution was to pitch a free street party with diverse musical acts set right in the middle of the dusty, torn up stretch. Staged at what was once Mac’s Milk, the inaugural Westfest featured Jane Siberry as the headliner and drew five thousand attendees. “We knew we had something,” Elaina recalls. As funding from the BIA and sponsors increased over the years, so did festival attendance, hitting one hundred thousand in its fifth year. By 2012, Westfest programming spanned 14 city
Westfest founder and producer, Elaina Martin, shown here at the 2017 edition of the popular festival. Photo by Ted Simpson blocks. “We all know what Westfest did for Westboro Village,” Elaina says. “It put it on the map. Half of the businesses that moved in did so because of the excitement that surrounded Westfest.” With all of the festival’s success and positive impact on the community, there have also been moments of controversy. The WVBIA and Westfest parted ways
in 2015, one year into a two-year contract. Elaina says Westfest could not continue post-2015 without support from the community and generous sponsors. “Their rallying behind us at that time gave us the strength to shake off the dust of the painful experience and continue.” Looking back on past years, Elaina says the Westfest team is happier than ever to produce the event without having
to filter their plans and programming through someone else’s lens. “When people give you a lot of money they want things their way. Their way might not be inclusive or diverse,” Elaina says. “We are happier. I am happier as a producer in year 15 than I ever was. Now the decisions are all ours.” After the 2015 incident, Westfest closed its permanent office and cut all
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staff. This “club” of Westfest volunteers is notable, Elaina says, as many have been with the festival from the beginning. Elaina brought some on as teens and has attended their weddings and the christenings of their children. “We love being together. We love the hard work. We love what we are doing. We love the outcome. That is a milestone; having a team that is so dedicated.” Always dedicated to presenting a diverse roster of performers, this year’s programming includes acts Elaina describes as “mind-blowing” like Leonard Sumner and Witch Prophet in addition to headliners The Pursuit of Happiness and Bear Witness of A Tribe Called Red. “There is no tokenism at Westfest,” Elaina says. “We didn’t just start putting indigenous acts on stage when this became trendy. We have been doing it for 15 years, the same with people of colour, black artists and queer artists. Westfest has always been that singular event in
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LOCAL NEWS New businesses open their doors in Kitchissippi Destinations for food, coffee, fashion
ne of the best things about summertime in Kitchissippi is happening upon new favourite stores and restaurants while out for a “no-placeto-go” stroll in the sun. We’ve compiled a handy list of all the new spots you’ll want to check out next time you’re out and about. In March, the Kitchissippi Times featured a story about how Cake and Shake, just north of the Parkdale Market on Armstrong St., was shutting down to be revived as a new collaboration with Ottawa coffee shop, Morning Owl. Two months later, the shop is finding its niche presenting the best products and atmosphere of both businesses — as owner Tommy Chan describes it, “it’s a ‘plus’ version of Morning Owl.” Mike Holland (who ran Cake and Shake) still supplies fan-favourites like brownies and cakes, working out of Morning Owl’s Rochester location. Besides bringing in the coffee machine, Tommy and the Morning Owl crew have revamped the interior, adding plants and modern decor. Tommy also teases that sundaes will soon be added to the menu. Two doors down from Morning Owl on Armstrong is the Flamingo Boutique, a new “one-stop gift shop” from the
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owners of Kitchissippi-based ethical jewelry retailer Suzie Blue. The store’s beachy interior features numerous Suzie Blue products, as well as clothing, accessories, and fun gift items. Owner and founder Jo Arbuthnot says they chose the flamingo as a positive symbol to reference their company value that “beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.” The Bambuu Shop(1130 Wellington St.W.) is a gift boutique that strikes a different tone. It’s a new venture of the chic Blue Panda Realty, housed in the same building (see the panda/bamboo connection?). While Bambuu began as a way for Blue Panda to remain in what is technically a retail zone, marketing director Megan Luciano ran with the idea of giving it a “bohemian” feel. The colourful urban decor is filled with clothing and housewares, and sells organic local popsicles. Petites Poupées, an Ottawa-based girls’ fashion label, has opened its first permanent retail location in Viens Avec Moi (1338 Wellington St. W.). For years, the company had operated online to great international acclaim. Co-founder Geneviève Lima says their largest clientele was in California. Featured in
British Vogue in 2016, Geneviève says that she is excited to showcase their “young, fresh and modern” products in their home town. For grown-ups with a fancy taste, Valamode (1367 Wellington St. W.) is a luxury consignment store carrying brands like Luis Vuitton, Gucci, and Burberry. Owner Dia Shams has been running the business in pop-up shops around the city for months but is now ready to call Wellington Village her permanent home. Dia has designed the space to feel like a giant walk-in closet. Designer shoes, clothes and accessories fill the entire stretch of the narrow store. Why not end a day of browsing the shops with a hearty dinner and something sweet? The Lexington Smokehouse & Bar, a restaurant with southern-inspired menu and hospitality, is opening in June. Located at the former location of Corner Bar & Grill in Westboro, owner Roc Strasbourg has installed garage doors along the facade to let in the warm weather on a sunny day. For a European-inspired dessert, Québecbased Les Moulins La Fayette is opening a location at 1000 Wellington St. W. in June.
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Q: I have such a hard time sticking to diets and I “fall off the wagon” and fail every time I try. What are some changes I can make that are actually do-able? A: You are not alone! Having the idea in your head that you need to eat this one specific way 100% of the time and then “falling off the wagon” has serious effects on how we feel about ourselves. I tell many of my clients who claim they have “fallen off the wagon”, to start fresh right away and get into a positive mind-set. It’s all about the small, healthy habits you include every day that amount to big changes. Instead of focusing on a specific diet, work on eating real food! Unprocessed, whole foods are the secret to a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Q. How does a real food diet compare with other diet trends? A: A real food diet does not exclude any food groups that are live, natural and whole foods. It focuses on adding as much variety as possible to give your body the nutrients it needs to thrive. It satisfies you both nutritionally and mentally. It will teach you to trust your body and mind when making food choices. Depending on the person and their health concerns there will be some specific adjustments, but a real food diet should have an abundance of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, healthy fats and good quality animal proteins. Join the 14-Day Real food for Real Life nutrition challenge starting June 4th, by joining the NutriChem Nutrition Facebook group. You’ll have support from expert holistic nutritionists and find out how to get a free e-book with tips, tricks and practical guidance on how to live your healthiest life ever. www.nutrichem.com Laura Mierzwa Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Culinary Nutrition Expert NutriChem Compounding Pharmacy & Clinic 1303 Richmond Road 613-820-4200 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bowie the robot is coming to Westboro Beach BY ANNE BOYS-HOPE
he robots are coming… to clean the beach. Friendly and hardworking, these robots are destined for something great: to help conquer the world’s shoreline pollution problem and engage the community in science and technology. Erin Kennedy (aka RobotGrrl), Ottawabased inventor and founder of Robot Missions, is deploying three robots to Westboro Beach this summer. “One of the sweet parts about this is that we are bringing the robots to places where people wouldn’t expect robots,” says Erin. “What that means is that people, especially kids, will be exposed to science, technology, engineering and math [STEM] in a place where they may be more comfortable asking questions.” Erin designed the beach-combing robot, and named it Bowie as a tribute to the late, great David Bowie. (Erin’s favourite David Bowie song is Heroes, the perfect theme for Robot Missions.) Bowie looks like a small, colourful photocopier on four wheels. It scoops up small non-natural debris – cigarette butts, disposable cutlery, bottle caps, and bits of plastic–with its front arm and drops the trash into a small container mounted on its back. Bowie is designed to be easy to use and to be replicated: the robot is lightweight, cost-effective and made on a 3-D printer. It’s not surprising that “helping the planet with robots” is the mission of Erin’s social enterprise, Robot Missions. “I got started on this after I saw a pile of trash on a beach. I looked across the coastline and saw it was more than a tiny pile. It was a trail extending along the entire coastline,” explains Erin. “I thought – we have to clean this up and it’s going to take way too much time. Why not build a robot that can make it go faster and log environmental sensor data at the same time? And bring together environmentalists and technologists to combine both skill sets?” Robot Missions has a long list of supporters in Ottawa and beyond, including the City of Ottawa, Kitchissippi Ward, NCC, Invest Ottawa, Awesome Ottawa, Ontario Centres of Excellence, IBM, and more. MadeMill, the makerspace at Innovation Centre Bayview Yards, is providing a home base.
Erin Kennedy, inventor and founder of Robot Missions, is pictured here with Cailey Petrenko, an electrical and software engineering student. Photo by Andrea Tomkins You’ll find Erin and her team testing the robots at the beach most mornings from June to August. “We chose Westboro Beach because the community engagement is fantastic,” says Erin, who conducted a robot trial here last fall. “This is a really cool activity for the community to test our technology as we develop it to the stage where we are able to collect the tiny trash autonomously.” That means equipping Bowie with visual recognition software that will allow it to identify and collect litter without the help of a human operator. To achieve this, Erin is collaborating with the University of Ottawa. “We feed as much visual data, pictures of trash that we want it to pick up, so that Bowie will know only to pick up these pieces and leave the other things behind,” says Cailey Petrenko, an electrical and software engineering student.
Erin is looking for volunteers to be part of the Robot Missions team. Anyone can sign up to be a Robo-Wrangler and take part in the robot trials, or just drop by the beach on Saturday mornings to meet Erin and her robots on the beach. You can support the mission by making a donation to a Kickstarter campaign, which ends June 11. Westboro Beach is just the beginning. Erin hopes to see one robot in every Ontario park by 2030: “Since they’re multipurpose we can see them taking on different types of roles, more than just shoreline clean up.” “Pollution has no business in our natural spaces,” says Erin. “We made this problem, now we need to make a way to fix it.” For info and a link to the Kickstarter campaign, go to robotmissions.org. Find field test dates and times posted @RobotMissions on Twitter and Facebook.
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Boozhoo, Aanii & Welcome to the 15th Anniversary Edition of Westfest at Tom Brown Arena & Park! It is my honour to produce Westfest here on Algonquin Territory. This year, Westfest will be set up minutes away from the Great River and Chaudière Falls, a sacred place to the Algonquin people. It is our privilege to celebrate, and thank the Algonquin nation, people and history. Grateful thanks go to ALL of the Westfest Sponsors whose financial support keeps this festival FREE! Special thanks to Main Stage Title Sponsor Thom Fountain, and Beau’s Brewery for their strong commitments! Thank you to our talented Design Director from STRUT Strategies, Lisa Georges! Please go to our Sponsor page to see all of our generous Sponsors, including strong support from the City of Ottawa, Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and the Community Foundation of Ottawa! Loving thanks go to Cara Tierney, Tessa Desnomie, John Rapp, Kim Cairns, Patrick Garbutt, Tim St-Jean, Joshua and Dalton Garbutt-St. Jean, CandyRose Freeman, Walter Murray, Councilor Jeff Leiper, Lisa Baird, Jim Bryson, Cheryl Parrot, Sandra Walby, Helen Ries, Paul Knoll, Naomi Ireland,
Mauro Scatozza, Julie Ribi, Thomas Starwalker Clair, Caroline Gomersall, Matt Kloepfer, Tyler Styles, Shannon Marshall, Sheldon Campbell, Stix W, Cassy Tremblay-Harvey, Erin Montgomery, Andrew Selormey, Cazerine Alibhai, Dylan Northover, Draeshawn Reimer, Jeremy Shantz, Philana Dollin, Sarah Jamal, Amy Cheff, Katrina Baker, Jeff Lambert, Amanda Grigg, CJ Force, Laura Bond, and Candice Mcconnery-Pouliotte. Huge thanks to ALL of our Volunteers, Artists, Hosts, Supporters, Vendors, Service providers, and all of our guests! It is my hope that you will join us June 8-10, where we plan to ignite Tom Brown Arena & Park with music, after-parties, a panel discussion, art, dance, food, drinks, vendors, an Indigenous Pavilion, love and openness, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS! Along with 3 days of non-stop programming. Please visit www.westfest.ca for all the details! Last, but certainly not least, and still the absolute best part of Westfest, is that it will always remain FREE and a place where everyone is equal! Meegwetch, Elaina Martin Founder & Producer
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WESTFEST HOSTS JACQUI DU TOIT TD Community & Youth Stage Napkyn Family Fun Area Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 10 am – 2 pm Jacqui Du Toit is an award nominee, international theatrical performer and storyteller from South Africa. She has a B.A in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town and has been working extensively as a professional actress, storyteller and arts educator. Her experience covers a wide range of fields including: writing, directing, acting, movement and puppetry. Jacqui is honoured to be hosting the Youth stage for the first time this year.
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See the following hosts on the Thom Fountain Team Main Stage: ERIN BENJAMIN Friday, June 8, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Full-time Executive Director of Canada’s national live music industry association, Music Canada Live, Erin also serves a variety of non-profit organizations as a volunteer board member including the Unison Benevolent Fund, MEGAPHONO and the Ottawa Blues Festival. Westfest is one of her favourite festivals of the season and she is super excited to be back as a stage host this year! ALKA SHARMA Friday, June 8, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Alka Sharma is the Executive Director of Folk Music Ontario, previously the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF), based in Ottawa. In this role, she oversees the operations, staffing and programming of Canada’s largest folk music industry event. She is really looking forward to hosting at Westfest this year! Continued on page 7
WESTFEST ARTISTS FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Thom Fountain Team main stage 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm EVERY WOMAN’S DRUM 5:00 - 5:15 pm Every Woman’s drum has been singing to many different communities since 2003—having welcomed women from many different countries. The drum is an international instrument that reflects the unity that can be obtained by music alone. Songs are sung in many nations’ languages. We hope you feel the passion these unique artists share. LEONARD SUMNER 5:30 - 6:30 pm Anishinaabe MC/Singer/ Songwriter Leonard Sumner’s storytelling flows directly from the shores of Little Saskatchewan First Nation, located in the heart of the Interlake of Manitoba. Sumner’s selfdetermined sound is evidence of his ability to simultaneously occupy landscapes of multiple musical genres including; HipHop, Spoken Word, Country, and Rhythm and Blues. SILLA + RISE 6:45 - 7:30 pm Silla + Rise blend Inuit throatsinging and futuristic dance floor beats. Silla are Cynthia Pitsiulak (Kimmirut, NU) and Charlotte Qamaniq (Iglulik, NU). In respecting and honouring the need to preserve Inuit culture, they experience and perform the sounds of traditional and contemporary throat songs. Rise is Ottawa’s Rise Ashen, a Juno Award nominated global-grooves producer, DJ and dancer who has spent his life pursuing the intersection of traditional and futuristic music.
WITCH PROPHET 7:45 - 8:30 pm Witch Prophet is a queer, Ethiopian/ Eritrean, singer/ songwriter, the Co-Founder and Director of Toronto based collective label 88 Days Of Fortune, and member of feminist-based electro, dub, hop group, Above Top Secret. Her solo EPs “H.P.B”,and “Architect of Heartbreak Remixes” were met with great praise when released fall of 2016 and spring of 2017. Her highly anticipated album “The Golden Octave” is due spring 2018. ATRIN AVAZNIA 8:40 - 8:50 pm As a solo dance artist and choreographer from Ottawa, Artin Avaznia is defying the conventional description of a dancer and introducing an uncommon perspective. With his visuals and live performances, he intends to give the art form a more foreground and creative representation. HEADLINER
BEAR WITNESS 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm From bush parties to the big stage, Bear Witness has been bringing his unique blend of music to dance floors across the world for more than 20 years. Witness has become well-known not only as a DJ; but, as a VJ, producer, and founding member of the multi-awardwinning group, A Tribe Called Red. As a solo artist, Bear still loves DJing his own blend of dancehall, moombahton, house, soca, jungle BEAR WITNESS and all things ragga.
RHONDA DOXTATOR 9:00 pm - 10:00pm Rhonda is from the Oneida nation of Southern Ontario. Her name is Kawisaha which means “She is Carrying Ice.” Rhonda has been a pow wow dancer for 33 years, and her passion lies within the cultural arts of dancing and singing and regalia-making. SUNRISE BIIDAABAN DREAVER 9:00 pm 10:00pm Sunrise is an accomplished athlete and dancer. She received a youth leader award from the Indigenous Community Organization in Ottawa for being a role model in her community. THELAND KICKNOSWAY 9:00 pm 10:00pm Theland Kicknosway is Wolf Clan, a proud Potawatami/ Cree Nation. He is 15 years old, a singer, a grass & hoop dancer. This past spring 2018, he was the youngest Indspire Award Recipient under Culture, Heritage & Spirituality of the Awards’ 25-year history.
WESTFEST ARTISTS SATURDAY, JUNE 9 Thom Fountain Team main stage 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm IYONO EDE & THE LEANING LIGHTS 2:00 - 3:00 pm Iyono Ede, no stranger to the stage, has spent the better part of two decades lending her voice to many musical projects and when you hear her, you’ll understand why she’s in demand. In her latest endeavor, she joins forces with local session master Nathan Hoedeman and Ottawa songwriting duo Kevin McCarragher and Dwayne Moore. Her sound is bare bones R&B through a fuzz pedal.
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS 8:30 - 10:00 pm The Pursuit of Happiness is a Canadian power pop/indie rock group best noted for their song “I’m An Adult Now.” Led by Edmonton, Alberta singer/songwriter Moe Berg, The Pursuit of Happiness were launched in 1985 when Berg and drummer Dave Gilby moved to Toronto, Ontario. They soon met
bassist Johnny Sinclair and formed the band, adding sisters Tamara and Natasha Amabile as backing vocalists. Their debut single, “I’m an Adult Now,” quickly became a smash hit across Canada in 1986, sparked by a low-budget video which made it onto the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic.
The band signed with manager Jeff Rogers (Swell) in 1986. However, the band did not immediately sign to a record label, but instead released another independent single, “Killed by Love,” in 1988. The Amabile sisters left the band that year, and were replaced by Kris Abbott and Leslie Stanwyck.
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JULIE CORRIGAN 4:40 - 5:30 pm Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Julie Corrigan is a soulful country roots singer/ songwriter hailing from the small town of Shawville Quebec. Julie’s hometown has been a source of inspiration for many of her songs on her debut album “The Language,” recorded in Ottawa at Little Bullhorn Studios with producer Dave Draves. Through memories of growing up on a farm along the Ottawa River, her songs tell stories of heartache, loss, tragedy and a longing for going home. Julie also hosts a live monthly event at Irene’s Pub in Ottawa called Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle, which showcases women in music locally and beyond.
RITA CARTER 7:00 - 8:00 pm Ottawa-born singersongwriter Rita Carter has become one of her city’s most darling and well-respected voices. Rita’s reputation as a sincere and talented performer is a testament to her creative ability and faith in music, as a source of personal and communal revelation. Rita’s honesty, surety and strong vocal presence have made her a sought-after and much-admired performer, as evidenced by her appearances in some of Ottawa’s most well-known and loved venues, as well as at House of Paint’s Annual Urban Art Festival in 2014 & 2017. To Miss Carter music is a weapon, a peace offering, and an expression of deep humanity, humility and strength.
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KRIS & DEE 3:20 - 4:20 pm Kingston’s super folk duo are Kris Abbott (of indiehall-of-famers The Pursuit of Happiness) and Dee McNeil (of allgirl rockers The Strap-Ons). “One of Canada’s most compelling folk duos of the last decade” – Ken Kelly The Music Nerd Chronicles, Moncton NB. “Kris and Dee combined forces for the super folk duo of our Riot Grrl dreams” – The Coast Halifax NS
KIMBERLY SUNSTRUM 5:50 - 6:40 pm Afro-Canadian singersongwriter Kimberly Sunstrum’s sound is a reflection of her culturally diverse family background and musical upbringing. She grew up listening to old-time country music, South African pop hits, American folk and classic R&B. Blending powerful vocal ability, heartfelt lyricism and skillful instrumental compositions, Sunstrum’s performances are energetic and accessible while still conveying an intimate and soulful connection to the listener.
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ILLIYAH ROSE 2:45 - 3:15 pm Illiyah Rose is only 8-years-old but sings like someone who has sang for 80 years. She’s already played multiple festivals and even played on stage with The Beach Boys. This year she’s also playing Ottawa Bluesfest with her father Aspects and the one and only Rita Carter. BAD PARENT 3:30 - 4:20 pm Influenced by many, master of none, Hintonburg’s Bad Parent will entertain you with feel good sounds and songs that’ll have you moving your feet and maybe even singing along. TYLER KEALEY 4:40 - 5:40 pm Tyler Kealey is a versatile singer, songwriter, and multiinstrumentalist. As one half of a dueling pianos show, his energy, talent, and story-telling ability have made him a favourite within the Ottawa music scene. Drawing from his piano-pop influences, Tyler has crafted an original sound that walks a fine
balance between good pop sensibility and untamed, free adventure in his music. LAKE URMIA 6:00 - 6:40 pm In Lake Urmia, Elsa Mirzaei and Kat Pavelic make sad songs to dance to. Tangled in hypnotic synth tones and a tug between the East and the West, the band’s careless and catastrophic moods unearth sequences of daydreams, diaspora, and queer identity. KING KIMBIT 7:00 - 7:40 pm Nguyễn Anh Thư, better known by her stage name, King Kimbit, is a versatile, devoted and deeply sincere Ottawa-based spoken word artist, singer and instrumentalist. King Kimbit is best known for her ability to blend gritty personal narratives with compassionate social consciousness. BELLA STRAIGHT’S HOUSE OF ILLUSION 8:00 - 8:30 pm A grand matron of the Ottawa drag scene—and sure to steal the show—she is Bella Straight! Once again Bella pulls together a new line-up of Ottawa’s most elaborate and talented queens for another Westfest spectacular performance! KIKI COE Kiki Coe started drag five years ago on Halloween just for fun and got hooked. Kiki Coe is a unique Drag because everything she wears is made by her, she loves to create big
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costumes and headpieces Gaga/ ethnic style. Outside the drag world, Kiki is a chef with a passion for the art of cooking and was a contestant on the television series called CHOPPED Canada. AIMEE YONCÉ SHENNEL Aimee Yoncé Shennel comes to Ottawa from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Over the last year, she has been performing all over Ottawa and the region, proving to be a real Latin Sensation. Whether impersonating her favourite artists or presenting an original montage of song and dance, Aimee steals the show. HEADLINER
CODY COYOTE 9:00 - 10:00 pm Cody Coyote is of Ojibwe/Irish descent with ancestry from Matachewan First Nation. With his fusion of strong, profound lyricism accompanied by corresponding influential sounds, this Hip-Hop/ Electronic artist and songwriter grasps his listeners attention in
various ways and delivers a mesmerizing performance. Coyote’s journey includes being up for nominations in the “Best Rap/ Hip-Hop CD” and the “Single Of The Year” categories at the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards. Coyote’s most recent album release entitled “Mamawi”means “All Together” in Anishinaabemowin. “Mamawi” reflects in a manner to initiate positive change through togetherness, love and unity.
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OUTDOOR SPORTS SPORTBALL OUTDOOR SOCCER
Sportball coaches develop competence and confidence on the field in Sportball soccer classes. Children are taught the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer. Skills include throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills and more. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in an exciting, non-competitive game. For safety reasons, parents are required to remain at the field during classes. SPORTBALL OUTDOOR SOCCER (3-5yrs) • Sat 9:30-10:15am, Jul 7 – Aug 25, RFASM23 – $178 SPORTBALL OUTDOOR SOCCER (5-7yrs) • Sat 11:15-12:00pm, Jul 7 – Aug 25, RFASM24 – $178 PARENT & CHILD OUTDOOR SOCCER & T-BALL (2-3yrs) Get a kick out of Sportball Parent & Child Soccer & T-Ball programs! Participants are introduced to fundamental concepts of gameplay and are provided the basic skills required to score with confidence in a supportive, non-competitive environment. The first half of the program zeroes in on soccer skills including: throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills and more. The second half of the program helps children develop T-ball/baseball skills such as throwing, catching, correct batting form, running bases, fielding and positional play. Trained, certified Sportball Coaches guide parents and children to apply their dedicated instruction in fun, exciting, skills-focused games. • Sat 8:45-9:30am, Jul 7 – Aug 25, RFASM21 – $178
PARENT & CHILD OUTDOOR SOCCER (3-4yrs) Parents and caregivers can have a direct hand in a preschooler’s development through our Sportball soccer classes. Parent and Child programs teach children important introductory physical skills and helps them to develop confidence in their abilities. The programs also help adults understand proven teaching techniques that can be applied outside of Sportball classes. Children are taught the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer and put those skills to work in an exciting, non-competitive game. • Sat 10:30-11:15am, Jul 7 – Aug 25, RFASM22 – $178 PARENT & CHILD OUTDOOR SOCCER (2-3yrs) Parents and caregivers can have a direct hand in a preschooler’s development through our Sportball soccer classes. Children are taught the fundamental skills necessary to excel in soccer. These include throw-ins, dribbling, trapping, passing, goalie skills and more. Classes are dedicated to skills development and putting those skills to work in an exciting, non-competitive game. • Sat 11:15-12:00pm, Jul 7 – Aug 25, RFASM25 – $178
SPORTBALL SPORT AND SPLASH
SPORTBALL JUNIOR SPORT AND SPLASH (16-30mo) This special extended Sportball Junior summer program allows parents and caregivers to encourage their child’s physical and social development while enjoying the fresh air outdoors. The first 45 minutes includes important introductory physical skills associated with seven core sports (soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football), along with games, songs, stories, bubbles and activities. Children end the class with structured waterplay activities led by their Sportball Coach plus a fun and creative exploration of the wading pool in the park. • Wed 9:30-10:30am,
July 4 – Aug 1, RFASM26 – $125 SPORTBALL PARENT & CHILD SPORTS N’ SPLASH (2.5-5yrs) This special extended Parent & Child summer program allows parents and caregivers to encourage their child’s physical and social development while enjoying the fresh air outdoors. The first 45 minutes includes important introductory physical skills associated with seven core sports (soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf and football), along with games, and activities. Children end the class with structured water play activities led by their Sportball Coach plus a fun and creative exploration of the wading pool in the park. • Wed 10:30-11:30am, July 4 – Aug 1, RFASM27 – $125
URBAN OCEAN SUP CLASSES
Check our website and Facebook page for details on upcoming Summer Stand Up Paddleboard classes. SUP SISTERS This program is a women’s ONLY weekly SUP class combining all elements of Stand UP Paddling. Each week will focus on a new activity to develop Stand Up Paddleboarding skills from: Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding, Advanced Skills & Safety, Exploring the various types of SUP (Racing, Fitness, Yoga and Touring) Paddling all types of boards (race, tour, inflatable, tandem). This class is held at the Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 Carling Ave. • Wed 9:30-10:30am, Jun 13 – Aug 8, RFASM03 – $251 SUP IMMERSION INTENSIVE WEEK This co-ed program combines SUP 101, 2.0, SUP Safety and Fitness together in one fun filled week. Each day focuses on a new activity to develop your stand up paddle skills each class. This class is held at
the Britannia Yacht Club, 2777 Cassels St. • Mon-Fri 8:30-9:30am, Jul 2 – Jul 6, RFASM01 – $165 • Mon-Fri 8:30-9:30am, Aug 6 - Aug 10, RFASM02 - $165 SUP IMMERSION This co-ed program combines SUP 101, 2.0, SUP Safety, Fitness and more together for the ultimate SUP experience. Each class focuses on a new activity to develop your stand up paddle skills each week. This course is held at Ottawa Rowing Club, 10 Lady Grey Drive. • Tue 5:30-6:30pm, Jun 19 – Jul 17, RFASM06 – $165 SUP YOGA & FITNESS Why burn calories in the gym or studio when you can be outside? This program focuses on creative ways to use your board in a fun and challenging new way. Weeks alternate between fitness and yoga inspired exercises to combine the best of both on the water. This course is held at Ottawa Rowing Club, 10 Lady Grey Drive. • Tue 4:00-5:15pm, Jun 19 – Jul 10, RFASM07 – $132 SUP PERFORMANCE This program is for those with prior paddling experience. It is designed for those looking to improve their fitness level or train for their next SUP race. Participants should be comfortable with advanced turning techniques learned in SUP 2.0 or SUP Immersion. This course is held at Ottawa Rowing Club 10 Lady Grey Drive.
• Tue 6:30-7:45pm, Jun 26 – Jul 24, RFASM08 – $182 SUP YOGA & FITNESS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING & CERTIFICATION (max 8) Are you a yoga or fitness instructor looking to bring your classes on the water? Learn how to lead safely, effectively and bring your students to new limits. This 2 day training teaches you the tools to lead a class safely and effectively. Certification upon completion. Course Highlights: • SUP equipment & knowledge • Water Safety, Rules and Regulations • How to teach Intro to SUP, Yoga & Fitness • Assessing the water & weather conditions • What makes a good SUP instructor, ability to assess students (options and limitations) • SUP Yoga postures (modifications & sequencing on the water) • The business of SUP Requirements: 200-Hour Yoga Teacher training or currently enrolled in YTT OR certified personal trainer. First-Aid and CPR certified (or at least registered for a class before the training begins) Questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org • Sat-Sun 8:00-6:00pm, Jun 23 – Jun 24, RFASM09 – $743 • Sat-Sun 8:00-6:00pm, Jul 7 – Jul 8, RFASM10 – $743
All lessons take place @Festival House, 450 Churchill Ave. N. (Ravenhill Ave. entrance) The Bluesfest School of Music and Art brings industry expertise to the community through group programming, private lessons and special events, all of which are available to artists and musicians of all ages and abilities.
Private lessons provide the most impactful experience in music education. Our teachers are equipped to prepare students for formal musical examinations, professional/semi-professional performances and casual play with friends and family. In person, one-on-one lessons under the guidance of our teachers provide personalized instruction that corrects errors in technique, build upon the experience and abilities of the student and focus on tricks of the trade, as appropriate for the student. We offer instruction in: Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Voice, Harmonica, Bass Guitar and more. July and August – Take 5 private lessons for the price of 4, only $99! Contact us for details: 613-627-2762 email@example.com
MUSIC THEORY FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS (8-12yrs) This class is designed to complement private music instruction for beginner students learning all instruments. All aspects of music such as theory, rhythm, pitch, forms and structure, dynamics, easy progressions, solfege, ear-training, introduction to different instrument groups, etc will be explored through movement. They will be given a hand-out at the end of every lesson so their instrument teacher knows what we worked on. Students will see improvements in their understanding of their private music lessons and find more enjoyment in practice. • Mon 6:30-7:45pm, Jul 9 – Aug 20, BSO233 – $82 FAMILY CAMPFIRE UKULELE (6yrs+) The ukulele’s popularity continues to grow because it is relatively easy to learn, good for small hands and has a sweet, happy sound. Together the groups will learn chords, how to read chords, strum patterns, and then put it all
together and play classic campfire songs. This course is suitable for families to learn together! Each child should be accompanied by an adult. Please register each family member attending. One ukulele per family is provided for use in class. • Thu 6:00-6:55pm, Jul 5 – 26, BSO231 – $27 • Thu 6:00-6:55pm, Aug 9 – 30, BSO232 – $27 STRINGS FOR KIDS - GUITAR (8-11yrs) For the students who want to test drive an instrument before committing to private music lessons. Students will try the guitar in a group setting. Basics will be taught along with some rudimentary theory; everything they need to know before they take it to the next level. This is a beginner level course. Instruments will be provided during class time. No class Aug. 6. • Mon 5:30-6:25pm, Jul 16 – Aug 27, BSO230 – $82 WATERCOLOUR (16yrs+) This step by step course will provide a fundamental approach to
watercolour, for beginners with an emphasis on washes, transparency, colour mixing, brushwork and composition. Each class will include a demonstration and provide ample time to complete a small painting. Art materials will be supplied. No previous experience is required. • Wed 6:00-8:00pm, Jul 11 – 25, BSO226 – $92 ACRYLIC NATURE PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS (16yrs+) Don’t know how to hold a paint brush? No problem! This course will cover everything: brushes, tools, colour mixing, composition and observation. You will then apply your new skills to paint your favourite landscapes on all of your summer adventures. • Wed 6:00-8:00pm, Aug 1 – 22, BSO229 – $124 RBC BLUESFEST LIVE MUSIC & CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY (19yrs+) RBC Bluesfest’s house photographers, Marc DesRosiers and Mark Horton presents this three-part (4 day) workshop, which begins with classroom sessions that cover a multitude of relevant topics, including equipment and settings, composition, lighting, different shooting environments, workflow, editing, in preparation for onsite shooting at RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa. Workshop participants will shoot acts during the first weekend of the festival (day to be determined). Using shots taken throughout that day, participants will wrap the workshop with a review and critique session with their peers and the facilitators. Participants’ best shots from the festival will be printed and exhibited onsite at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest during the second weekend of the festival. Please note: Live music photography poses
extreme technical challenges for photographers; this workshop is intended for experienced photographers who have a firm grasp of the operation of their equipment, and a sound understanding of the fundamentals of manual exposure. Participants should arrive with a sound understanding of Aperture/ Shutter Speed/ISO and familiarity with adjusting those settings ‘on the fly’ when photographing the performers. • 6:00-9:00pm, Jul 3, 4, 7 or 8 and Jul 9, BSO227 – $275 FREE - TJ WHEELER STRING BAND (10-16yrs) Join TJ Wheeler in preparing for your set to be performed at the 2018 RBC Bluesfest! Roots musician extraordinaire TJ Wheeler has worked with students of all ages, all over the world for decades, and returns to BSOMA this summer to work with kids from our community. He will direct a small group of participants towards mastering a number of songs while improving technique and confidence with their stringed instrument (guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin etc). Please see our website for further information. • Mon-Fri, 5:30-7:30pm, Jul 9-13, BSO228 – FREE
ADULT POTTERY AT DOVERCOURT SUMMER 2018 ADULT WHEEL & HAND BUILDING (16yrs+) Discover a great feeling of accomplishment by turning your vision into pieces of art. Students will explore various techniques of hand building and try the wheel before finishing their works of art with beautiful glazes. *The course fee now includes 1 bag of clay* • Wed 6:30-9:30pm, Jul 4 – 25, AC001 – $128 • Wed 6:30-9:30pm, Aug 1 – 22, AC002 – $128
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*NEW* SUMMER INSTRUMENT SAMPLER (7-12yrs) In July and August come to BSOMA on Tuesdays and Thursdays to explore guitar, piano, drums, ukulele, bass guitar and voice in a small group setting. Sign up for one week or every week! If you choose an instrument for regular lessons in the fall, your first fall lesson will be free. Guitar & Piano, Tue & Thu 6:00-6:55pm – $99 • Jul 17 & 19, BSO234 • Aug 7 & 9, BSO237 • Aug 28 & 30, BSO240 Ukulele & Voice, Tue & Thu 6:00-6:55pm – $99 • Jul 24 & 26, BSO235 • Aug 14 & 16, BSO238 Drums & Bass, Tue & Thu 6:00-6:55pm – $99
• Jul 31 & Aug 2, BSO236 • Aug 21 & 23, BSO239
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2. Comfort and functionality of facilities 3. Flexibility and choice 4. Access and inclusion
QUALITY OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT SWIMMING LESSONS AT DOVERCOURT?
The Dovercourt swimming program is based on the Lifesaving Society’s Swim for Life® model – a comprehensive approach that focuses on three fundamental strokes. Learning Swim to Survive® and achieving the Lifesaving Society’s Swim to Survive® Standard are key foundations of the Swim for Life® program. While Swim for Life® forms the foundation of our swimming program, it is our highly-skilled instructors who ultimately make it the success that it is. Dovercourt
swim staff undergo regular, extensive training on safety, current standards and teaching techniques. Sessions conclude with detailed skills progression report cards filled out by the instructors. In addition to their consummate level of instruction, our staff also put a strong emphasis on fun, patience and kindness. Allaying fears and instilling confidence in budding swimmers is a top priority. Read more on our website: www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/ OurPool_Whats-different
AQUATIC CERTIFICATIONS FOR YOUTH Become a Swim Instructor or Lifeguard! Aquatic Leadership = Job training, skills and friends for life! Successfully complete your NL and instructor certifications at Dovercourt and you will be guaranteed a lifeguard / swim instructor position for Fall 2018.
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1. Quality of curriculum and instruction
Dovercourt Recreation Centre takes swimming very seriously. In addition to being an essential life skill, swimming is also an enormous life asset – from both a physical and mental health perspective. Bottom line, those who learn how to swim will have an enormous advantage in life. Dovercourt staunchly believes everyone should have that advantage, and with this, has built a unique and reputable swimming program based on 4 key pillars:
Participants develop problemsolving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. They learn CPR and develop Water Smart® confidence and the lifesaving skills to become their own personal lifeguard. Prerequisite: Recommended 12 years of age. 150 minutes. • Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:00pm, Jul 9 – 13, 14220 – $65 • Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:00pm, Jul 30 - Aug 3, 14221 – $65
BRONZE MEDALLION / EMERGENCY 1ST AID
Learn Lifesaving principles based on water rescue, judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and release methods in preparation for rescues of increased risk; learn to respond to increasing complex situations involving conscious
and unconscious victims with obstructed airways and develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim (or timed swims). Prerequisite: 12 years of age & Bronze Star or 13 years & good swim ability. (Level 6 or equivalent). Manual: Canadian Lifesaving Manual $51. • Mon-Fri 4:00pm-6:30pm, Jul 2 – Jul 13, AQL1820 – $132
Bronze Cross teaches the differences between lifesaving and lifeguarding, safe supervision in aquatic facilities, and the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork. Participants learn how to rescue a spinal injured victim and a pulseless victim. Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion & Emergency First Aid. • Mon-Fri 4:00pm-6:00pm, Jul 2 – Jul 13, AQL1816 – $99
NL/ NATIONAL LIFEGUARD
Candidates will learn skills relevant to safe supervision of a pool. These include teamwork, communication, the use of specialized equipment and safety supervision. Prerequisites: Age 16, Bronze Cross and Standard 1st Aid
and CPR ‘C’. Manual: Alert $51 • Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Jun 25 – Jun 29, AQL1823 – $165 • Mon-Thu 8:00am-5:00pm, Aug 27 – Aug 30 AND Fri 8:00am-6:00pm, Aug 31, AQL1825 – $165
Swim Instructor candidates learn to teach and evaluate basic swim strokes and related skills, and acquire proven teaching methods and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques. Swim Instructors are certified to teach and evaluate all levels of the Lifesaving Society Swim Program: Parent & Tot, Preschool, Swimmer, and Adult Swimmer. Progressively evaluated, so 100% attendance is required. Prerequisites: 16 years of age and Bronze Cross or NL. Manuals: $44 • Tue 5:30-9:30pm, Aug 14 AND Sat Sun 10:00am7:00pm, Aug 18 – 19, AQL1844 – $127
The Lifesaving Instructor Course prepares instructors to teach the Canadian Swim
FOR ADULTS Patrol, Bronze Medal awards, and Emergency First Aid. Lifesaving Instructors may evaluate and certify candidates in the Swim Patrol, Bronze Star, Emergency First Aid, and Lifesaving Fitness Awards. Progressively evaluated, so 100% attendance is required. Prerequisites: 16 years of age & Bronze Cross or NL. Manuals $67 • Tue 5:30-9:30pm, Aug 21 AND Sat Sun 10:00am-7:00pm, Aug 25 – 26, AQL1840 – $127
LIFESAVING STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR “C”
An in-depth understanding of first aid such as medical/legal aspects, spinal injuries, heat and cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, burns and other medical injuries. Prerequisites: Open to all. Recommended 12 years of age and older. Manual: Canadian First Aid Manual $20 • Sat Sun 9:00-5:00pm, Jul 21 – 22, AQL1859 – $122
Learn to: Swim, Save a Life, Learn to Teach.
ADULT LEARN TO SWIM
A gentle learn to swim program for the TRUE nonswimmer. Don’t be left on shore, have the kids swim circles around you, or hesitate to participate in water activities again. Prerequisite: 16 years & up • Sat 8:00-8:50am, Jul 7 – Aug 25, 14336 – $99
ADULT DROP IN LESSONS
• Tue 8:30-9:20pm, Jul 3 – Aug 28, $10/lesson or 8 visit pass $62.96 • Thu 8:30-9:20pm, Jul 5 – Aug 30, $10/lesson or 8 visit pass $62.96
Prerequisite: NLS, must bring card to recert. • Fri 5:00-9:00pm, Aug 17, AQL1833 – $77
STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR “C” RECERT • Sun 9:00am-4:00pm, Aug 12, AQL1852 – $94
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SESSION DATES: JULY 2 - AUGUST 31, 2018
SESSION 4 JULY 23-27
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T: Transition class. Parents must join their preschooler in the water until the child is ready to participate on their own and are 3 yrs old.
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RECREATIONAL SWIM SCHEDULE – SWIM NAME LAP SWIMS ADULT
6:30-8:15a* 12:00-1:00p* 8:30-9:30p**
3:00-3:50p (Annie’s Swim)
SUMMER JUL 2 - AUG 31, 2018 See the full schedule including holidays, wading pool & special events on our Schedules page
HOT TUB & SAUNA ONLY
7:00-8:30p (except Aug 7)
2:00-3:00p 7:30-8:30p 3:00-3:45 7:30-8:30p
* SHARING WITH AQUAFIT OR PROGRAM ** ADULT DROP IN LESSONS $10/ 50 MINUTES OR 8/ $63 All swims are subject to cancellation or may be shared based on attendance.
Please note: The Sunday 1-2:30pm Open & 2:30-4pm Family swims will run in the indoor pool on RAIN DAYS ONLY, when the outdoor wading pool is closed.
3:00-3:45 7:00-8:30p CHILDREN SWIM FREE FRIDAY EVENING SPONSORED BY SEAN MCCANN, BROKER THE GUY WITH THE DOG
ANNIE’S SWIM: A FREE SWIM FOR THE DISABLED. NAMED IN MEMORY OF “DOVER-KID” ANNE VIVIAN, WHO TOOK COMFORT IN THE WARM WATERS OF OUR POOL DURING HER COURAGEOUS BATTLE WITH BRAIN CANCER.
THE SUMMER SPECIALTY FITNESS PASS FOR ONLY
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AQUAFITNESS PROGRAMS AQUA This shallow water class focuses on correct form and technique, and uses the resistive properties of water to achieve a full body workout that will improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility. Our dedicated Aquafit Instructors will meet the specific needs of participants regardless of individual fitness levels. • Mon 6:30-7:15am • Wed 6:30-7:15am • Fri 6:30-7:15am AQUA POWER CIRCUIT Get your blood pumping and work muscles you never knew you had with this early morning, multi-level program which incorporates cardio with muscular strength and endurance techniques. Start your day feeling fresh and invigorated! • Sat 7:00-7:45am AQUA HIIT This high intensity class is designed to improve cardio conditioning and overall strength. Experience cardio drills and strength circuits all wrapped up in this 45 minute session. Participants have the choice of working in chest deep
GROUP LESSONS – ONE WEEK SESSIONS -CONT’D CAMP SWIM LESSON INFORMATION:
• Campers, please choose ONLY 8:20/8:30 (3 years+) or 4:00 (6 yrs & older) • For 8:20/8:30 am lessons: Drop off camper on the deck • For 4:00 pm lessons: Pick up camper after lessons on deck OR from post-camp pick-up location • No parent or survival day. Last class will end early in order to discuss your child’s progress. For successful progress we highly recommend 2 weeks of lessons. Bring in your child’s report card. • Unsure of the level? Refer to website or bring your child in at the beginning of an Open or Family swim to be screened.
RATIOS FOR LIMITED ENROLLMENT: TOTS 1:8 PRESCHOOL 1:3 SWIMMER 1-4, 1:4 SWIMMER 5+, 1:6
Book early – don’t wait! Only 5 spots will be available each week. All lessons begin at 4:50pm and run for 40min. That’s 10min longer than our regular private lessons and for only $160!
LESSON FEES: # lessons 30/40 min 50 min 60 min
5 $64 $66 $69
5L $93 $98 $102
Adults: Drop-in lessons Tues & Thurs 8:30-9:20 pm all summer.
FOR THE SUMMER SPECIALTY FITNESS PASS, YOU CAN ACCESS ALL OUR SPECIALTY FITNESS PROGRAMS, ALL SUMMER LONG!
TRY ONE, OR TRY THEM ALL. JOIN US JULY 3 - AUGUST 31 (SEE CHART ON PAGE 10) water or deep water. All fitness levels are welcome. Time to hit the pool and HIIT it hard! • Mon 7:45-8:30pm AQUA POSTNATAL WITH BABY Enjoy the excellent cardiovascular and muscular strengthening benefits of an aquafitness workout with the company of your baby and other new moms. Even baby gets to enjoy, as they float alongside mom in an infant flotation device provided by Dovercourt. • Tue 12:00-12:45pm
AQUA PRENATAL Make the most out of every stage of fitness throughout pregnancy. This class offers a safe and effective fitness program for moms-to-be. Exercises are low impact and easy on the joints and the lower back, while keeping mom strong and helping to prepare the body for childbirth. • Mon 7:00-7:45pm • Thu 7:00-7:45pm AQUA STRENGTH MIX Offering a low impact workout focused on muscular strength and endurance, Strength Mix incorporates a variety of equipment to provide an excellent toning and strengthening workout.
• Thu 7:45-8:30pm
AQUA DEEP GENTLE Held in the deep water, our Deep Gentle Aqua is a perfect choice for those who are just getting started or require a gentle low impact form of exercise. Participants wear an aqua belt, but must be able to swim without assistance. • Thu 7:00-7:45pm AQUA ATHLETIC A high-energy deepwater workout combining cardiovascular and resistance exercises, our Athletic Aqua incorporates a variety of equipment, and guarantees a full-body workout. All participants wear aqua belts for flotation, but must be able to swim without assistance. • Tue 7:30-8:15pm
PILATES PROGRAMS PILATES (BEGINNER) Perfect for a taste of the Pilates Experience, this class offers an introductory level suitable for novice participants. This program will focus on basic movements with particular attention to technique, breathing and relaxation. • Mon 6:45-7:40pm PILATES (ALL LEVELS) Come one, come all to this
multi-leveled, multi-faceted class which caters to all levels in the Pilates practice. Enjoy taking your practice a little further, and learning more advanced tools of the trade. • Tue 7:00-7:55pm • Sat 10:00-10:55am
PILATES YOGA MIX Enjoy the benefits of both Yoga & Pilates, together in one class! Improve strength, flexibility and balance in the Yoga segment, followed by a series of Pilates exercises that target and tighten the core. • Mon 7:45-8:40pm
YOGA PROGRAMS YOGA Take it slow with this gentle but deep approach to Hatha yoga. This practice links poses to breathe to reveal body awareness, inner strength, and easeful opening. • Tue 8:00-8:55pm YOGA AERIAL Lose yourself in this blissful practice that helps to enhance flexibility, develop core stability, and decompresses the spine and joints, leaving you feeling light as a feather, and better than ever! Focusing on neuromuscular development and enhancing the mindbody connection, Aerial Yoga
allows you to fully surrender to each asana, supported by a silk hammock. All levels and abilities are welcome. • Tue 7:15-8:10pm • Thu 6:00-6:55pm
YOGA GENTLE Gentle Yoga is an ideal place for many beginners to start yoga. Through modified basic yoga positions, one can build strength, flexibility and a strong core as well as attaining physical & emotional balance. • Wed 7:00-7:55pm YOGA POWER FLOW Based on Ashtanga yoga movements, this class flows through postures using incorporating the power of music and the body’s own strength. This class is best recommended for those who are looking for a dynamic and physically challenging workout. • Thu 7:00-7:55pm YOGA PRENATAL Stay healthy during pregnancy with yoga postures to stretch and strengthen the entire body. Breath work will relax and deepen your experience, and allow a connection between mind, body and soul during this special time. Suitable for beginners. • Wed 6:00-6:55pm
TRX Training with the TRX improves your core strength, joint stability, balance and metabolism. The TRX suspension system allows you to target muscular imbalances with fun and creative exercises, while experiencing a completely new and nontraditional form of strength training. • Tue 6:00-6:55pm • Thu 7:00-7:55pm
W.O.W.: (WOMEN ON WEIGHTS) AND MORE! Strength training with weights, along with a variety of activities and experience, is proven to improve bone density and metabolism, as well as elevate body, mind and overall wellbeing! This is a class suitable for women of all ages and fitness levels…come one, come all! • Wed 7:00-7:55pm M.O.W.: (MEN ON WEIGHTS) AND MORE! Strength training with weights, along with a variety of activities and experience, is proven to improve bone density and metabolism, as well as elevate body, mind and overall wellbeing! This is a class suitable for men of all ages and fitness levels. • Thu 8:00-8:55pm CORE AND STRETCH EXPRESS Target the deepest muscles of the body and improve alignment and physique with this express “after-work” workout. This program will combine core strengthening exercises with an overall body stretch to help you feel
comfortable in your own skin. • Thu 6:00-6:45pm
POSTNATAL PROGRAMS PARENT & BABY VARIETY CLASS Dovercourt’s postnatal experts will lead you and your baby through a variety of workouts and fitness techniques to keep you active post-baby. This class incorporates a variety of exercises and equipment. Parents and babies of any ability are welcome! • Mon 9:30-10:25am This class is held at the McKellar Fieldhouse at 539 Wavell Ave. and finishes Aug 13, 2018 AQUA POSTNATAL WITH BABY Enjoy the excellent cardiovascular and muscular strengthening benefits of an aquafitness workout with the company of your baby and other new moms. Even baby gets to enjoy, as they float alongside mom in an infant flotation device provided by Dovercourt. • Tue 12:00-12:45pm
EXERCISE PROGRAMS FOR CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS
AQUA POSTSTROKE Designed for stroke survivors, Dovercourt’s PostStroke Aqua offers a safe environment for individuals to perform exercises that will increase their functional abilities. Our warm water pool has a walk-in, walkout beach entrance, so participants are not required to use stairs or ladders. Participants must be able to weight-bear and enter and exit the water with minimal assistance. Caregivers, support-workers and helpers of any sort are always welcome at no additional cost. • Thu 12:00-12:45pm, Jul 5 – Aug 30, HWSU1 – $91
AQUA FIBROMYALGIA This gentle aquatic exercise program was created for participants living with Fibromyalgia. Aquatic exercise has been proven to decrease pain sensitivity and fatigue, making this program the best option for participants with Fibromyalgia. Participants will work to their own abilities and comfort. Individualized modifications and accommodations are provided by the instructor. • Mon 12:00-12:45pm, Jul 9 – Aug 27, HWSU2 – $116 OSTEOFIT Perform muscular strength and endurance exercises and experience an increase in functional ability under the
guidance of a skilled instructor. Osteofit was created specifically for individuals who have bone density issues such as osteoporosis or osteopenia. • Tue 1:30-2:25pm, Jul 3 – Aug 28, HWSU3 – $118 • Thu 10:00-10:55am, Jul 5 – Aug 30, HWSU4 – $118
PIPRFIT (AQUATIC EXERCISE FOR PARKINSON’S) Wetter is better! Our warm water pool has a ramp entry and allows you to experience the therapeutic benefits of exercising in the water such as decreased pain, enhanced joint mobility, and overall strength. Good for Balance! • Fri 12:00–12:45 pm, Jul 6 – Aug 31, HWSU5 – $116
PRENATAL PROGRAMS YOGA PRENATAL Stay healthy during pregnancy with yoga postures to stretch and strengthen the entire body. Breath work will relax and deepen your experience, and allow a connection between mind, body and soul during this special time. Suitable for beginners. • Wed 6:00-6:55pm AQUA PRENATAL Make the most out of every stage of fitness throughout pregnancy. This class offers a safe and effective fitness program for moms-to-be. Exercises are low impact and easy on the joints and the lower back, while keeping mom strong and helping to prepare the body for childbirth. • Mon 7:00-7:45pm • Thu 7:00-7:45pm
SPECIAL INTEREST AND DANCE PROGRAMS ZUMBA An excitingly spicy, hipswiveling workout where African, Caribbean and Latin dance moves are combined with aerobics and fitness, to create a perfectly toned body… without even realizing it! Join the party, now with additional classes on Saturday morning… more to enjoy! • Wed 8:00-8:55pm ADULT BALLET Channel your inner ballerina with Dovercourt’s Adult Ballet program! Learn ballet basics to perfect posture, lengthen the muscles, and gain incredible strength through graceful yet challenging moves. No dance experience is required. • Mon 7:15-8:00pm BARRE Our barre programs use the ballet barre and toning equipment to build strengthen muscles while increasing their length and flexibility. This eclectic program combines dance, Pilates, yoga and strength exercises to improve your posture, core strength and coordination • Mon 6:15-7:00pm TOTAL BODY STRETCH This is not a yoga class! 45 minutes of muscle and limb stretch that will improve flexibility from head to toe. Stretching is functional, helps blood flow and also helps to relieve stress. Come and shake the day off with us, in this class suitable for all levels. • Wed 6:10-6:55pm
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We can help you or your loved ones stay active with exercise programs specially designed to address health concerns.
POSTNATAL CORE CONDITIONING EXPRESS An express workout for mums and babies on the go! This 40-minute class will offer a tummy-tightening, postureimproving workout for all levels of fitness, with a focus on postpartum indications, such as strengthening the pelvic floor and modifying exercises for Diastasis Recti. • Fri 9:45-10:25am This class is held at the McKellar Fieldhouse at 539 Wavell Ave. and finishes Aug 17, 2018
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SUMMER 2018 SPECIALTY FITNESS PASS
6:30-7:15am Aqua Jojo
6:30-7:15am Aqua Jojo/Catherine 9:30-10:25am Parent & Baby Class McKellar FH Jojo 12:00-12:45pm Postnatal Aqua Jojo
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6:30-7:15am Aqua Jojo
7:00-7:45am Aqua Power Circuit Charles
9:45-10:25am Postnatal Core Conditioning Express Jojo - McKellar FH
10:00-10:55am Pilates All Levels Carolyn
WITH THE SUMMER SPECIALTY FITNESS PASS, 1496:00-YOU CAN ACCESS ALL OUR SPECIALTY FITNESS PROGRAMS, ALL SUMMER LONG! 6:55pm
6:15-7:00pm Barre Angela
6:00-6:55pm TRX Jojo
6:00-6:55pm Yoga Prenatal Wendy
Aerial Yoga Wendy
6:45-7:40pm Pilates (Beginner) Jane
7:00-7:55pm Pilates (All Level) Carolyn
6:10-6:55pm Total Body Stretch Charles
6:00-6:45pm Core and Stretch Express Jojo
7:15-8:00pm Ballet Angela
7:15-8:10pm Aerial Yoga Jojo
7:00-7:55pm Women on Weights (+ more) Jojo
7:00-7:55pm Yoga Power Flow Charles
7:00-7:45pm Prenatal Aqua Jojo
7:30-8:15pm Aqua Athletic Charles
7:00-7:55pm Yoga Gentle Wendy
7:00-7:55pm TRX Wendy
7:45-8:40pm Pilates Yoga Mix Charles
8:00-8:55pm Yoga Wendy
8:00-8:55pm Zumba Karla - AH
7:00-7:45pm Aqua Prenatal Jojo
7:45-8:30pm Aqua H.I.I.T. Dylan
Tuesday July 3 - August 31, 2018
7:00-7:45pm Aqua Deep Gentle Chris R. 7:45-8:30pm Aqua Strengthmix Chris R.
GROUP FITNESS PASS HOLDERS: ACCESS THESE CLASSES FOR $57 GOLD CLUB PASS HOLDERS: ACCESS THESE CLASSES FOR
Aquafit Strength Yoga, Pilates
8:00-8:55pm Men On Weights Charles
Dance Fitness Pre or Postnatal
All classes take place at Dovercourt except the Parent and Baby Class and Postnatal Core Conditioning Express (McKellar Field House, 539 Wavell near Byron)
see class descriptions on pages 8-9
6:30 to 7:15a
Step Lorayne/ Geoff
8am - CardioMix Lorayne
9:15 to 10:10a
Burn & Tone Ginette
Barbell Challenge Jill
Ginetteâ€™s Variety Ginette
9am HIIT Trish
5:45 to 6:40p
Step Bootcamp Charles
25 $47 month for Group Fitness + Fitness Centre + Pool Prices do not include HST ALL ACCESS: Add the Summer Specialty Fitness Pass classes (page 10) for just $57
$15.00 group fitness drop in (+HST)
SUMMER SCHEDULE Tue. Jul 3 - Fri. Aug. 31, 2018
In rare occurences, programs may be cancelled without advance notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
Gold Club is for active older adults 55+ looking for daytime opportunities to exercise, socialize, develop new friendships and share interests.
MONDAY 9:30 to 10:25a
10:30 to 11:30a
Small Group Strength Training Jill - GCSU1 Fitness Centre
Gold Yoga Charles - GCSU3 McKellar FH
Heart of Gold Wendy McKellar FH Heart of Gold Wendy McKellar FH
Heart of Gold Jill McKellar FH
00 $38 month
Heart of Gold Darlene McKellar FH
Gold Aquafit Raymonde - GCSU2 Pool
ALL ACCESS: Add the Summer Specialty Fitness Pass classes (page 10) for just $77
$77 Heart of Gold Ginette McKellar FH
GOLD CLUB PROGRAMS AT DOVERCOURT RUN Tue Jul 3 - Fri Aug 31, 2018
Small Group Strength Training Peggy - GCSU4 Fitness Centre
1:30 to 2:30p 3:00 to 3:45p
For Heart of Gold Classes
10-11am Small Group Strength Training Wendy - GCSU6 Fitness Centre Heart of Gold Darlene McKellar FH
Heart of Gold Charles McKellar FH
GOLD CLUB PROGRAMS AT MCKELLAR FIELDHOUSE RUN Tue Jul 3 - Fri Aug 17, 2018
Gold Aquafit Raymonde - GCSU5 Pool
Add $25.00 per registered program for Summer 2018 sessions, must have ongoing payment option in order to be eligible for these programs. Prices do not include HST. In rare occurences, programs may be cancelled without advance notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
Workout in our bright, welcoming fitness room! Our fitness centre features natural light and an open, inviting space with Paramount weight machines, cardio equipment (including stair climbers, elliptical machines, treadmills, an ergometer rowing machine), a Functional Fitness Trainer from Precor, free weights, body bars, Bosu, Balls, Kettlebells and more.
July 3 - August 31, 2018
Closed For Classes:
10:00-11:00am, 1:30-2:30pm 8:00-9:00pm
00 $31 month Ongoing payment
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$38 /month ongoing payment $47.25 for a one month paid-in-full Gold Club pass. Gold club pass includes Heart of Gold classes, Fitness Centre access, pool access for swims, plus hot tub & sauna-only times.
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Group Fitness is a perfect place to start: whether you bring a buddy or make new friends, the many benefits of working out in a group make it a great choice.
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Camps Dovercourt offers one of the largest Day Camp programs in Ottawa, with so much variety and lots to choose from. Each year we add new activities, events and camps to stay up to date with current trends and to keep things exciting. Look for details in our Camp flyer, available on our website.
DOVERCOURT EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM
REGISTRATION INFO You may register for most Dovercourt programs in person, by phone (613-798-8950) or online. Visit www.dovercourt.org and click on Find a Program or Find a Camp. Visa, Visa Debit and MasterCard are accepted online payments. Refunds & cancellations: please see our website for details: www.dovercourt.org/enterprise/HowToRegister While we strive for accuracy in this program guide, please see our website for the most up-to-date information. Prices do not include HST (where applicable).
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Our acclaimed program offers structured, age-appropriate activities for Grades 1-6 at Dovercourt Recreation Centre. With a warm swimming pool, outdoor rinks and one of Ottawa’s best playgrounds, where better to unwind after a full day of learning? Compare our prices to other school boards! To arrange a tour or to register, please call Mathew at 613-798-8950 ext. 271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Commitment to children: As a High Five® accredited organization, Dovercourt is committed to developing and delivering programs that are child-centered and reflect our values of respect, diversity and inclusion. All of our program staff are trained and certified in High Five: Healthy Child Development and our programs are evaluated regularly to ensure a high standard of quality.
LOCAL BUSINESSES HELP US BUILD! Corporate naming rights offer local businesses significant profile for their funding in a place where their employees and/or customers live, work and play. Their contributions over a ten year period brand the room and help fuel our expansion project. Dovercourt is happy to welcome local businesses who have stepped up to help us: Carling Motors Volvo & Mazda, Ottawa Physiotherapy & Sport Clinics, Morris Home Team, NeoLore Networks, and Westboro Dental Station. Contact us if you want to help us grow!
DOVERCOURT RECREATION CENTRE OFFERS AN EXTENSIVE MENU OF PARTIES PARTY PACKAGES, PARTY DECOR, GAMES & ACTIVITIES, ENERGETIC PARTY LEADERS. Leave the details & mess to us! Have your party catered by Boston Pizza Carling Ave. They deliver!
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of Ottawa/ Recipient remercie sincèrement la Ville d’Ottawa de son soutien financier.
THE WAY I.T. IS SUPPOSED TO BE!
WESTFEST 2018 MAIN STAGE PROGRAMMING
15 Year Anniversary Edition - Tom Brown Arena & Park - 141 Bayview Road, Ottawa FRIDAY JUNE 8, 2018
SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2018
SUNDAY JUNE 10, 2018
5 - 5:15 pm
Every Woman Drum
1 pm - 2 pm
Cross Community Collaborations” Panel discussion with Ehren Thomas, aka A Tribe Called Red’s Bear Witness, Elsa Mirzaei of the DIY Spring, Lake Urmia and Carleton University’s Education coordinator Fiona Wright. Moderated by Cara Tierney. Upstairs at Tom Brown Arena / FREE & fully accessible’
5:30 - 6:30 pm
2 - 3 pm
Iyono Ede & the Leaning Lights
2:45 - 3:15 pm
6:45 - 7:30 pm
Silla + Rise
3:20 - 4:20 pm
Kris & Dee
3:30 - 4:20 pm
7:45 - 8:30 pm
4:40 - 5:30 pm
4:40 - 5:40 pm
8:40 - 8:50 pm
5:50 - 6:40 pm
6 - 6:40 pm
9 pm - 10 pm
Bear Witness of A Tribe Called Red with tradition dancers Theland Kicknosway, Rhonda Doxtator & Sunrise Biidaaban
7 - 8 pm
7 - 7:40 pm
8:30 - 10 pm
The Pursuit of Happiness
8 - 8:30 pm
Bella Straight’s House of Illusion starring: Bella Straight, Kiki Coe and Aimee Yoncé Shennel
10 - 1 am
Westfest Live Music After Party with River City Junction plus Thomas Starwalker Clair & Mauro Scatozza / $5 cover / Fully Accessible
8:50 - 10 pm
2 - 2:30 pm
Westfest Dance After Party with DJ del Pilar, 10 pm -1:30 am Seiiizmikk and Craig Dominic / $5 cover / Fully
Keep up to date with the complete WESTFEST EXPERIENCE at westfest.ca
ANDREA TOMKINS Sunday, June 10, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Andrea Tomkins is the editor and associate publisher of the Kitchissippi Times and has been part of the KT team since 2013. Andrea is an informavore with a passion for social media, photography, and community building. Andrea and her family have lived in Westboro for 20 years and have been attending Westfest since day one! ANDRE GAGNE Sunday, June 10, 3:30 – 4:30 pm Camouflaged within the local music scene, Andre R. Gagne is sometimes pounding pinball to punk, wedged between vinyl new releases, boppin’ to the beats, contorting himself around bar speakers or crunched against the steel at a local festival. He is always firmly attached to his camera, except that one time he dropped it in a fountain at the Louvre. Oops!
RHONDA DOXTATOR Sunday, June 10, 4:30 – 9:00 pm Rhonda Doxtator s a very active hoop dancer, jingle dress dancer and workshop facilitator in her role as a Cultural Educator. Her involvement within the pow wow circuit has brought her to a new and exciting role as a pow wow emcee—one of the first female pow wow emcees in this area. THOMAS STARWALKER CLAIR Sunday, June 10, 4:30 – 9:00 pm Thomas Starwalker Clair is from Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq First Nation. He is a multi-disciplined artist. As a traditional dancer he has performed on many stages, internationally and across Canada. As an actor he has been in several movies “The Scarlet Letter” and “The New World”. He is also a blues musician, with a unique expression because he incorporates both his culture and language.
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KELLY DEAR Saturday, June 9, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Kelly Dear is an award winning educator, writer, actor and comedian who has been lending her rapier wit to pub corners, lecture halls and outdoor stages for over 25 years. She has hosted Ottawa and
Kingston Pride multiple times as well fronting hundreds of fundraisers. Kelly is a breast cancer survivor, a proud member of the LGBTQ2+ community and a hell of a dinner date.
Continued from page 4 MICHAEL MANCINI Saturday, June 9, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Michael Mancini is a trilingual master of ceremonies. He has hosted United Way campaign launches, Vancouver 2010 Olympics promotional events, Trans Canada Trail celebrations, as well as various awards ceremonies and many government conferences. Primarily known as a film, television, and theatre actor, he is also the Editor-in-Chief of the biweekly publication CanadExport, and host of the popular CanadExport audio podcast. Michael brings to his work skill, timing, tact, and humour. He has an innate ability to connect with people and to think on his feet in high-pressure environments – all great qualities in a high-calibre emcee.
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NAPKYN FAMILY FUN AREA SATURDAY, JUNE 9 + SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 10AM - 5PM Bring the kids to the FREE NAPKYN FAMILY FUN AREA at Westfest! With bouncy castles, giant obstacle course, climbing walls, slides, games, Fantasy Face Painting, World’s Greatest Balloons, Henna Kundas Art and so much more! TD YOUTH AND COMMUNITY STAGE Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, June 10, 10 am to 2 pm Enjoy family programming with spoken word, song, dance and more! Hosted by Jacqui Du Toit. SATURDAY JUNE 9TH 10-10:25 AM Musicability 10:30 - 10:55 AM Fars Mohammed / Keyboard performances 11 - 11:25 AM Derek McKinley 11:30 - 11:55 AM OTTR / Hip Hop Performance 12 - 12:25 PM Maria-Hélèna Pacelli 12:30 - 12:55 PM United Way Award Presentation 1 -1:25 PM Mylow “King” James - Hip Hop Performance 1:30 - 1:55 PM Kamar Edwards-Taylor / Hip Hop Performance
SUNDAY JUNE 10TH 10-10:25 AM Musicability 10:30 - 10:55 AM Hinton folksters 11 - 11:25 AM Paris Barnes / Poet, Storyteller, Songwriter 11:30 - 11:55 AM John Swayty / Hip Hop, Poet 12 - 12:25 PM Lyndsay Gowing / Vocalist with Guitar 12:30 - 12:55 PM Kamar EdwardsTaylor 1 -1:25 PM OCISO performance 1:30 - 1:55 PM CandyRose Stories Thanks to the Community Foundation of Ottawa for their strong and generous support! GREAT-WEST LIFE OAG ART TENT The Great-West Life OAG Art Tent is a mobile art studio that travels to festivals and community events during the warmer months. The tent provides a fun, friendly and bilingual space for adults and kids of all ages to explore their creativity. Art tent activities are always free!
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A mix of exotic flavours and cooking styles:
OTTAWA’S FUNKIEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY ROAD RACE!
EXPERIENCE WESTFEST INDIGENOUS PAVILION Friday, June 8, 5:00 - 10:00 pm Saturday, June 9 + Sunday, June 10, 2pm - 10pm Visit the 30-foot tipi, and browse both traditional and contemporary indigenous art and foods at the pavilion.
WESTFEST DANCE AFTER-PARTY
+1K FUN RUN
Sunday, July 15, 2018
REGISTRATION: $30 | FREE TO KIDS 12 AND UNDER
A HINTONBURG COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION EVENT
PranaShanti Yoga Centre White on Black:
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Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Mirabai Ceiba Live in Concert
WESTFEST LIVE MUSIC AFTER-PARTY
Saturday, June 9, 10:00 pm - 1:30 am The party continues after Saturday’s headliners The Pursuit of Happiness with a Live Music After-Party upstairs at Tom Brown Arena! Featuring Blues rock performers River City Junction with Thomas Starwalker Clair, and a drum solo performance by Mauro Scatozza.
WESTFEST YOGA IN THE PARK WITH YOGATOWN
Sunday, June 10, 11:00 am - noon Calling all Yogis! Join Yogatown instructor Josh Towell, for yoga on the lawn. This all-levels yoga class will mix breath awareness with a strong yet subtly gentle flow that will leave you feeling revitalized. Visit westfest.ca for more information
5 Workshop Weekend with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa
Black on White:
Friday, June 8, 10:00 pm - 1:30 am Continue the dance party after headliner Bear Witness’ performance upstairs at Tom Brown Arena with DJ del Pilar, Seiiizmikk, and DJ Craig Dominic!
“Our intention is to provide an oasis in the city. Slip through our doors and feel an ease in the air. A home that heals your body, calms the mind and strengthens the spirit.”
Over 70 Drop In Yoga Classes and Workshops per week.
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Continued from page 7 lived. In April 1890, Magee acquired 21.5 acres of land from Skead’s estate, the area covering today’s Tweedsmuir and Athlone, from Richmond south to near Clare. (Assessment rolls also noted that this property contained more than 12 acres of “woodland.”) It was here in 1891 that Magee established his new farm, and he built his large brick home slightly back from Richmond Road with a direct view of the Ottawa River and Laurentian Mountains. It had four bedrooms, a parlor, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, and a large basement. The village of Skead’s Mills was in a period of depression. The mill burned down in August 1888, and there was little opportunity in the neighbourhood aside from farming. Magee was a rare investor who saw potential. Three years later, Magee purchased a large amount of acreage north along the Ottawa River east of Westboro Beach for his cattle stockyards. Magee clearly had a restless personality. Despite relocating back to Richmond Road after trying life in the city, he made several attempts beginning as early as 1897 to sell his new farmhouse. In 1901, he acquired one of
the largest farms in the Bell’s Corners area: James Bearman’s huge 300-acre Silver Spring Farm. Magee never moved there, and instead sold it in 1905 to his nephew, Bower Henry (who would later found Producer’s Dairy). Magee was heavily involved in community affairs. In June 1905, he helped Westboro become incorporated as a Police Village with its own council and budget. Magee was elected as one of the three trustees of this first board. In May 1909, Magee, then 70 years old and still in the cattle business, decided to take advantage of the Westboro real estate boom and subdivided almost all his entire 21-acre farm for development. He kept a large square block of land along Richmond Road for himself and created 122 lots on two streets, Strathcona (now Tweedsmuir) and Magee (now Athlone). Notably, in order to create equal depth for all his lots, Magee decided to run Strathcona askew from where the existing portion ran south of his property, which is why Tweedsmuir north of Clare isn’t precisely aligned with Tweedsmuir south of Clare. As well, Clare Gardens Park’s existence is directly due to how Magee laid out his property. Magee named his subdivision “Springdale Park” (a name which never
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caught on) and established strict building conditions of higher-class, brick homes with mandatory 20-foot setbacks. What’s more, there was an abundance of pure water on the property via its many wells and springs. Sadly, James Magee passed away in August 1911 and never lived to see his subdivision prosper. In the time after her husband’s death, Henrietta steadily sold the remaining lots and watched Westboro grow around the old house. Henrietta remained in the home until her death in 1925. The Magee home was owned by Charles O. Armstrong of Armstrong Motors in the 1930s, and contractor Francis Clark in the 1940s, but has been in the Tannis family since the 1960s. Tragically, this great old house, one of the five oldest in Westboro, has been targeted multiple times for development in recent years. It would be a major shame to lose such a significant symbol of the early days of Kitchissippi. Dave Allston is a local historian and the author of The Kitchissippi Museum (kitchissippimuseum.blogspot.ca). His family has lived in Kitchissippi for six generations. Do you have early memories or photos to share? Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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in Nokia Sunday Bikedays along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway with the Electra Townie Go! Pedal assist bike from Bushtukah (203 Richmond Rd.). These bikes have different levels of pedal assistance. It will help you pedal just a little or it will do most of the work for you. This comfortable bike has a lower center of gravity and balloon tires, providing an upright and smooth ride unlike any other. If camping is on your list, MEC (366 Richmond Rd.) has everything you need to sit back, relax and be a source of campsite envy! Sign up for the Intro to Backcountry Camping Clinic on June 14 or invest in the MEC Camp Chair - a durable camp chair known for its amazing comfort. Make your camping trip even more comfortable with the Thermarest Trail Lite sleeping pad from Great Escape Outfitters (369 Richmond Rd.). It’s perfect for the occasional camper or anyone looking for great gear and great value.
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Start the evening off with their signature Colossal Caesar followed by an order of homemade Brazilian shrimp stew or the catch of the day. Every Monday is $9.99 for “Any Burger, All Day” at Whispers Pub and Eatery (249 Richmond Rd). They also have family-friendly specials (Wed 5 - 8 PM kids eat free), wing nights (Tues., Thurs. 3 PM - Close), pizza (½ price on
With the warmer weather and longer days upon us, it’s the perfect time to make dining plans outside on one of Westboro’s numerous rooftop patios. With great views and fabulous food and drink options, they are the perfect outdoor spots to celebrate, commemorate and savour everything summer has to offer. Feed your sweet tooth on Quelque Chose Pâtisserie’s (379 Richmond Rd.) quaint rooftop patio by indulging in the flavour of the month macaron—perfect for a mid-afternoon treat or an after dinner rendez-vous. When the temperatures peak, quench your thirst with friends over a Shareable Sangria at The Barley Mow (399 Richmond Rd.). Discover what’s on tap or try wines from around the world, all while enjoying views of Westboro from under an umbrella. If you love pub grub, cosy up with that special someone at Churchills Pub (356 Richmond Rd.) on a rooftop patio that will remind you of a backyard oasis.
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JUNE 2 - PARTICIPATE IN 100 IN ONE DAY 100 In 1 Day Canada is part of a growing global movement to change how people collaborate and interact with their cities organized by Synapcity here in Ottawa. We want to inspire everyone to interact right here in the village! Express yourself, hug a tree, namaste, or draw and scribble with sidewalk chalk available at Winston Square (399 Winston Ave.) from 12 PM - 3 PM. Share on social media using #100in1DayOTT #Westboro JUNE 8 - JOIN US FOR OUR BIRTHDAY PARTY! Village Quire is celebrating a birthday! Join us for cupcakes, nibbles and loot bags! It’s happening 4 p.m to 7 p.m. at the Village Quire (312 Richmond Rd.). JUNE 9 & 10 WESTBORO WEEKEND FLASH SALE Great Escape Outfitters and West End Kids present
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Taste all that Kitchissippi has to offer this summer Patios spill over with thirsty patrons, the beach is dotted with sun worshippers and bike paths are busy again. Then the dog days of summer hit and even the hardiest of beach goers are ready for a cool-down. What better way to beat the heat than with something cold, creamy and
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options or you’re pressed for time, Giant Tiger (1085 Wellington St. W.) and Circle K (formerly Mac’s at 256 Richmond Rd.) serve flavourful slushies to quench your thirst. Shopper’s Drug Mart (410 Richmond Rd.) stocks a great selection of popsicles. Furry friends also need a cool down on hot summer days and your pet may get a bit jealous of your ice cream escapades. Make sure you stop at Master ‘n Dogs (354 Richmond Rd.) for frozen yogurt “pupsicles” by Bosco and Roxy. In Westboro, Bite This (181 Richmond Rd.) serves Kawartha Dairy ice cream but if you’re tiring of traditional cones, Quelque Chose (379 Richmond Rd.) serves a smooth milkshake topped with melt-in-your-mouth macarons. Or sample one of the many types of Blizzards – a blend of vanilla soft serve and your favourite chocolate or candy – at Dairy Queen (393-A Richmond Rd.) We think walking or biking is the best way to hit all the spots on the map (plus, you’ll burn a few calories too). Finish up your day with a stroll to the Westboro Beach Café, where you can enjoy a soft-serve cone and rest your (very) full belly on the beach.
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August 26, from noon to 7 p.m. For daily water quality results and other recreational water safety tips, go to Ottawa Public Health’s website (ottawapublichealth.ca). You can also look for the flag posted near the beach entrance. A green flag means the water has been tested and it’s ok to swim, red means it’s not advisable. For tweens or teens thinking about future employment as a lifeguard, the City of Ottawa runs a weekly camp called “Beach Camp: Junior Waterfront Lifeguard Club.” A two-week camp on the beach offers participants several different certifications such as Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid/CPR. If swimming isn’t your thing, consider trying kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. The City of Ottawa rents stand-up paddleboards for $21/hour to anyone 18 years and older. Mountain Equipment Coop rents sea kayaks ($40), canoes ($35) and stand-up paddleboards ($35) on a per-day basis, however, reservations are highly recommended for holidays and weekends. Staying dry is also an option, and a rousing volleyball tournament makes for the perfect afternoon with friends. Inquire at the Lifeguard Office about volleyball nets for $17 per hour (or $54 per
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Blue Panda Realty Inc * 1130 Wellington St W Suite 4 · 1pm-4pm Mural Artist by Falldown Bluebird Upcycled Style 60 C Lyndale Ave · 12pm-2pm · $30 + HST Creating Sea Glass with Paint Escape Manor 982 Wellington St W · May 26, 27, June 1, 12pm-6pm · $5 per two players Escape the Hintonburg Cage! Fabrications * 1018 Wellington St W · 10am-5pm Show and Save! Global Pet Foods Hintonburg 1204 Wellington St W · 10am -5:30pm · $10 Pet Caricatures on the Street! Maker House Co. * 987 Wellington St W · 12pm-4pm Human Library: Maker Edition Malenka Originals 1098-B Somerset St W · 11am-3pm $40/Person
Colour Block Party & Workshop The Hintonburg Public House * 1020 Wellington St W · 2pm-5pm HPH Art Scavenger Hunt Twiss & Weber * 1282-C Wellington St W · 1pm-5pm Arctic Dreams
Tooth and Nail Brewing Company * 3 Irving Ave · 2pm-4pm Indiscretion: The Artwork and Design Behind Tooth and Nail Trove * 1000 Wellington St W · 1pm-4pm Human Blooms
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Cube Gallery * 1285 Wellington St W · 2pm-5pm Live photo/collage painting with Don Monet Global Pet Foods Hintonburg * 1204 Wellington St W · 10am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm Sunday Pet Artist Showcase Hintonburg Pottery * 1242 1/2 Wellington S. W · 1pm-4pm Creative Pots Les Moulins La Fayette * 1000 Wellington St W · May 27 and June 1 Les Moulins La Fayette and Steffi Acevedo The Merry Dairy * 102 Fairmont Ave · 12pm-4pm Paint Palooza at The Merry Dairy The Royal Oak * 1217 Wellington St W · 2pm - 5pm Afternoon Jazz Infusion *FREE EVENTS
Global Pet Foods Hintonburg * 1204 Wellington St W · 3pm-6pm Live Art Show with Pawcasso Sapphire the Painting Poodle! Railbender 3 Hamilton Ave N · 11am-7pm · $75 I Spy Hintonburg The Hintonburg Public House 1020 Wellington St W · 6pm-8pm · $30 +HST Reunion Moonshine Tasting
FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Global Pet Foods Hintonburg 1204 Wellington St W · 12:30pm-7:30pm · $10 Pet Photo Booth on the Street! Mint Hair Studio & Creativision * 1071 Wellington St W · 7pm The Art of Spelling
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When is the best time to plant a tree? The upside of casting shade By Cheryl Parrott, Hintonburg resident There is a Chinese proverb that says, “No shade tree? Blame not the sun, but yourself.” The once very shady Bayview Friendship Park is today less shady than it used to be. A particularly strong storm on May 4th uprooted one large tree which broke the top off of the tree next to it. The fallen tree destroyed the steps in the pathway leading from Hilda to Bayview, as well as wiping out part of the park’s fence. At this writing, it is too the Original
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early to tell if the kids’ play structure is damaged since the downed tree has completely engulfed that structure. The April 16th ice storm resulted in another tree coming down in the park, and with it, branches of 2 other trees had split and later, had to be removed. One of the play structures was also damaged in that storm. In all, this park has suffered a great deal of storm damage over the past winter. Over the last seven years, eight trees have been lost in the Bayview Friendship Park alone. Several other parks have suffered similar set backs.
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McCormick Park has suffered a similar fate and has lost a lot of trees through storms and also as a result selective cutting to reduce the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. Several trees have been replanted in McCormick Park but it will take many years before they can provide any significant shade. Many parents have talked about how ideal Bayview and McCormick Parks were as playgrounds, precisely because of the shade on the playground structure for a good part of the day. Now, some of the best and most-used area parks will have the play structures subject to direct sunlight for most of the day.
June 2018 In an era where community growth demands more intense infill, often at the expense of existing trees and foliage, it seems like this would be a good time to plant more trees so in the future, the parks will return to providing some shade, other environmental benefits beyond cleaner air, and new nesting opportunities for birds and smaller urban wildlife. It is worth noting that in Paris, France, every tree in the city has an individual number. A department in charge of taking care of all of Paris’ urban trees has been managing the city’s greenery for decades. This includes having added a cement support for an Acacia, the oldest tree in Paris, on the banks of the Seine, just a two minute walk from Notre Dame Cathedral. Although Ottawa is only about one tenth the size of Paris, and has been established as an urban centre for much less time, it is still well worth our trouble to keep a watchful eye on our city’s greenery and to take steps to protect, and replace when necessary, our constantly threatened urban forest. We would do well to remember another ancient wisdom which says, “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”
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By Robert Alvo Early in this series, I discussed my own path for connecting to nature, which started with shooting birds and recently ended up with the “Being A Bird in North America” approach, a unique combination of science and humour. Now we’re well into spring, and it’s time to get outside! As I write (May 1), three frog species are singing their distinct songs in various parts of Ottawa: Spring Peeper, Wood Frog, and Western Chorus Frog. As you read, however, in June, those three species will have stopped singing (Wood Frogs go for only 10 days in their explosive breeding season) and will have been replaced by American Toads, Leopard Frogs, and perhaps the high-climbing bubbling-sounding Gray Treefrog. In the meantime, spring migration has begun. The numbers of warblers, flycatchers, vireos, and other “dicky” birds will have peaked on their way northward in the second week in May. If I had to name the best place in
Ottawa to bird that is reachable by public transit (Bus #16), it’s Mud Lake in the Britannia Conservation Area in the west end. Finding good birding areas in Ottawa is easy via the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club ofnc.ca which offers many outings, monthly meetings with presentations, and a newly redesigned website with more birdy information for the Ottawa area; also, there is neilyworld.com. For birding spots across the river, check le Club des Ornithologues de l’Outaouais (COO), at http://www.coo. qc.ca, which published a small book called, “Guide to Birdwatching Sites of the Outaouais” in French AND in English. That book contains a histogram showing the probability of seeing that species in each week of the year. Kudos to that club. I saw copies of the book being sold at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre. Next time we’ll look at how the frogs and birds are doing in June and continue with some surprise topics.
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so no need to make it any easier for them. Put ladders and tools away when they’re no longer in use. The increased number of bicycles out in the neighbourhood is an attractive proposition to would-be thieves. “I’ll only be gone a few minutes,” is no guarantee your bike won’t be stolen. Get a good lock and use it whenever you’re away from your bicycle even if it’s for a few minutes. It’s also a good idea to engrave an identifying number, like your driver’s licence number, on your bicycle in case it is stolen and later recovered by police who can then get it back to you. You can borrow an engraver for free from the Community Police Centre, located at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. West. Call 613-236-1222, ext. 5870 or 5871 to make sure we’re open.
By Cst Dawn Neilly, OPS Finally, the time has come to talk about safety and security in the community now that fine weather is with us. You may have noticed the increased presence of bicycles on the street (note: street, not sidewalk, please) and pedestrians doing shopping on foot or just out for a stroll. It’s a pretty happy looking scene. Something to consider though, is that it’s not just law-abiding residents out enjoying the day; would-be thieves are just as thrilled to be out in the nice weather for a couple of reasons. Winter is finally over and now we’re into our other season, that is the construction season. This might be nothing more than a bit of work in the backyard, but it could mean that ladders – good for accessing upper storey windows are left lying in plain sight, or tools like hammers and crowbars, both handy for prying open locked doors or windows, are left lying around. Would-be thieves are pretty canny when it comes to taking advantage of opportunities that present themselves,
By Anna Borris The long weekend stretched before us. The weather was warm and sunny, and many of our friends were away camping or at their cottages. Judy and I, bored, sat on our garage roof looking over the neighbourhood. Mr. Fournier the neighbour behind us, came out of his back door carrying a large bundle of material. He spread it over his back porch and we realized it was a tent. Suddenly I had a brilliant idea. “Judy, don’t you have a tent at home,” I asked. “We have an old one in our basement” she replied. “Why don’t we set it up in your backyard and sleep in it tonight?” I asked excitedly. “We can’t, my dad just put earth and grass seed all over our yard. Could we bring it over here?” When my parents agreed, we hurried to Judy’s house, found the tent, and hauled it out of the basement. Once out on the sidewalk, we half carried and half dragged the heavy tent down the street. Then we did another run to fetch the
poles, as well as Judy’s sleeping bag and her overnight stuff in a paper grocery bag. We sat in the backyard amid a bewildering array of various-sized poles and a huge lump of canvas. Luckily my dad saw our plight and helped us put everything together. When the tent was set up to Dad’s satisfaction, we made another trek, this time to the corner grocery store for “supplies”. We stocked our little house with Humpty Dumpty chips and our favourite, RC Cola. The biggest decision was which chocolate bar to buy. Judy decided on Malted Milk; my choice was a Snack Bar. We could hardly wait for nightfall. The tent was tastefully furnished with sleeping bags, pillows, flashlights and a transistor radio. At one end was a box containing our snacks, drinks and plastic glasses. Of course, we brought along our trusty Magic Eight Ball. When the sun set, we piled in and cranked up the music. “Hey Paula” and “The End of the World” provided the background to our gossip about the cutest boys in our class. We thought the slow songs were sappy though, prefer-
ring songs like “Walk like a Man” or “Sugar Shack.” Our reliable eight ball answered our deepest questions, revealing which boys liked us. After a couple hours of giggling, sharing secrets and singing along with the radio, we fell asleep, exhausted, around midnight. Something woke me with a start in the middle of the night and I sat up in my sleeping bag, listening intently, my heart pounding. There was a rustling in the grass, then a large, dark shadow floated across the wall of the tent. I shrieked loudly, Judy woke up and instantly screeched, then my dad’s voice said, “I just thought I would check on you girls, not scare you to death.” Gradually, we settled down again, and slept until morning. As we packed up our gear and took down the tent that morning, we agreed that we would have to do it again. Next time though, we would invite a couple more friends. We had learned well enough that there was safety in numbers - and protection from the creepy sounds of the night.
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Hintonburger Mark Forman (left) joins area musician Joel Jacques to entertain crowds at Ottawa’s 2018 Tulip Festival. As part of this year’s festival, a ‘Pop-up Uke Troupe’ performed on the Saturdays and Sundays of the festival. Ukulele players of all ages were led by Joel Jacques of UkeboxLessons.com. Photo by Neil Forman
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR MAY 25 TO JUNE 2 - THE HAPPENING Art, food, fun for the whole family! The Happening celebrates local artists, designers, musicians and businesses on Wellington West from the Somerset Bridge to Island Park. Go to thehappeningottawa.ca for the full festival line up JUNE 2 - WILD, WILD WESTBORO GARAGE SALE This annual garage sale is an annual event which takes place outdoors at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre. Saturday June 2 from 8-11 (no rain date). Come and browse over 50 tables with tons of treasures, including children’s toys, gear, and clothing. Proceeds go to the Westboro Community Association. JUNE 2, 10, 13, 14, AND 16 - JUNE IN THE PARK MONTH Hampton Iona Community Group will be participating in Ecology Ottawa’s “June in the Park Month.” HICG has received a TD Bank Parks People Grant and is hosting a “Leave your Mark on Iona Park” series of events in Iona Park under the guidance of artist Claudia Salguero. Teams of ten people per session will clean, cut and paint planters made from tires. It is fun for all ages. For more information, or to sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org . It all culminates on June 16when we hold a Gardening Party while finding inner calm with Yoga in the Park, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please bring your own mat.
the LDS Ottawa Family History Centre. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca. JUNE 8-10 – WESTFEST WEEKEND A diverse line-up of performances and lots of fun for the whole family is coming to Tom Brown Arena. Get all the details at westfest.ca June 9 - Plant and bake sale Friends of Churchill Recreation Centre will be holding a plant and bake sale in the parking lot on Churchill Ave, between Madison and Richmond, on June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cash only. JUNE 20 - HAVE YOU HAD ‘THE TALK?’ Can you live as long as you want as well as you want in Ottawa? Begin one of the most important talks of your life. Take part in a discussion about Advance Care Planning - a process of conversations, decisions and caring for each other. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Wednesday June 20 at 2 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.
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
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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 YOUR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS 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 champlainpark.org Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association Chnaottawa.ca
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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 email@example.com.
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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 rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778.
JUNE 6 - DIGGING UP YOUR ROOTS WITH FAMILYSEARCH This workshop will provide an introduction to the FamilySearch website for family history researchers. Learn about the many free resources and tools available, and how to maximize your research capabilities at Family History Centres. The presenter is Shirley-Ann Pyefinch, Director of
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JUNE 3 - ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD PLANT SHARE June is bloomin’ wonderful this year, with Ottawa Garden Days and Ecology Ottawa holding green events. Come to the third Annual Neighborhood Plant Share on Sunday June 3 at 9:30 a.m. to noon in front of 125 Wesley Ave. Share your divided plants and take home new ones. Orphaned plants will be added to the gardens in Iona Park, a project begun in 2016.
JUNE 26 - ST. GEORGE’S PARISH STRAWBERRY SOCIAL We’re breaking out the fine china for the St. George’s Parish strawberry social on June 26 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.! Join us and bring a neighbour for a fun tea party at 415 Piccadilly Ave. in the parish hall! Delicious church sandwiches, homemade cake with locally-sourced strawberries and ice cream, and plenty of tea and coffee. Family friendly. Great raffle prizes and a bake sale table. Tickets available at the door: $10/adult, $5/child. All proceeds support the parish’s charitable activities in the neighborhood. All are welcome. For more information go to saintgeorges.ca.
have Bid Euchre, Darts, Pool and Sandbag Leagues on a weekly basis starting in the Fall. For more information visit our website at rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778.
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BUY N CANADIA To celebrate Canada Day, Westboro Village and Wellington West Business Improvement Areas are giving away $50 gift certificates from area shops that specialize in Canadian-made products.
Just start using the hashtag #OttBuyCanadian on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to be entered for draws between June 4 and Canada Day!
FOR A FULL LIST OF PARTICIPATING SHOPS, SEE PAGE 22
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