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Hudson Lee, Makenzie Lee, Anabelle French and Olivia Falcone manned the lemonade stand at the Half Moon Bay Community Association Fun Day at Guinness Park Saturday (August 17). The lemonade stand, which was a hit at the fun day, was a fundraiser for St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School. Hundreds of people attended the event, and the rain held off long enough for everyone to have a great time. To see our photo album, visit the Barrhaven Independent Facebook Page and be sure to like us! Jeff Morris photo
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Classic cars a big draw as annual show moves to Clarke Fields By Charlie Senack
Despite the rain, hundreds descended to Clarke Fields on August 18, for the third annual Barrhaven Classic Car Show, and organizers say it was their best year yet. The event attracted over 260 antique cars, more than double compared to what was seen in their first year. “The car show in general is to bring people together and to help the community at the same time,” says Keith Goebel, organizer of the third annual Barrhaven Classic Car Show. “We wanted people to come and see the old classic cars. I’m also hoping that some of the younger generations came out to see the car show because we need the younger generation to keep these car shows going.” Since the event started three years ago it had more than doubled in size, with even more people coming this year. One of the reasons for that is because the annual food truck rally which used to be a separate event decided to team up with the car show, in an effort to attract an even larger crowd.
The event which ran from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. also had many prizes to be won, thanks to donations from local community sponsors. “We held a car quiz to see how smart some of these guys and gals are with some of the old classics,” Goebel said. “I created a car quiz where there is a picture of a car, (and) you need to guess the make, model and year. If you got them all right, you will get the top prize.” The food truck section of the event featured many local food vendor favourites, including; Fritz’s BBQ, Rico Peru, Merry Dairy, and Angry Dragonz. Also new this year, a dining tent was set up alongside a kids zone for the younger car lovers. “What we have done to attract more people is we have put in a dining tent, (and) we have put in a kid zone to keep the younger kids occupied when they get bored and their parents are eating and looking at the cars,” said Darrell Bartraw, Vice President of the West Barrhaven Community Association. “We also have a stage with three different acts that will be
playing from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.” Those acts included Sandy Shore, the Chapman Mills Sound
Connection, and Pawnshop Whisky which rocked the event to a close. Both Goebel and Bartraw
agreed the move to Clarke Fields played a factor in this year’s success, and they are already brainstorming new ideas for next year.
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· Friday August 23rd, Saturday August 24th and Sunday August 25th, starting each evening at 6:00 p.m., Jockvale Road will be closed in the northbound direction between Strandherd Drive and Tartan/Exeter Drive. A detour will be set-up. The lane will be open during the day. · Starting on Monday August 26th, Jockvale Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic (alternating traffic direction) on weekdays (except between 3:00 p.m. and 6 p.m., where one lane in each direction will be maintained). · The multi-use pathway on the west side of Jockvale Road will remain open through the project for pedestrians and cyclists. · Friday August 23rd, Saturday August 24th and Sunday August 25th, starting each evening at 7:00 p.m., Greenbank Road will be reduced to one through lane in the southbound direction (in proximity of the Strandherd Drive intersection). All traffic movements will be maintained at all times. · Starting on Monday August 26th, Strandherd Drive will be reduced to one lane in the westbound direction between Greenbank Road and Jockvale Road. · The multi-use pathway on the south side of Strandherd Drive will remain open through the project for pedestrians and cyclists.
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Local university basketball star facing sexual assault charges
One of the greatest athletes to ever come from Barrhaven is facing legal trouble again. The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault Unit has charged a former Carleton Ravens basketball player with several offences in relation to a sexual assault investigation. The charges come after police received a complaint from a woman regarding an incident in the Market-area and the west end of Ottawa on April 7, 2019. A male suspect met a 23-year-old female victim at a downtown bar where he allegedly plied her with alcohol and drugs. According to police, the suspect then took her to a west end address where he allegedly sexually assaulted her. Throughout the incident, the female was in and out of consciousness. Following the sex assault, the victim was put in a taxi which drove her home. Ekiyor, 22, is charged with sexual assault, kidnapping, and overcoming resistance to commit and offence. The Ottawa Police Service believes there could be additional victims. In 2015, Ekiyor, who at the time was a first year student at Xavier University in Cincinnati, was returning home from a house party in Barrhaven when he struck a police officer who was riding her bike to work. Det. Valerie Curcio sustained mul-
tiple injuries, including back fractures. The incident happened Aug. 8, 2015 at about 7:30 a.m. Ekiyor fled the scene. He pleaded guilty to charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and failure to remain at the scene. The 6’9” forward, who had played in the Canadian National Junior Team program, was expected to play basketball for Xavier that fall. Because of the charges, Ekiyor opted to stay home and play basketball for Carleton, where he studied Psychology. Ekiyor had played for Carleton coach Dave Smart in the Ottawa Guardsmen program. Ekiyor had played high school football and basketball at St. Mother Teresa High School before attending New Hampton Prep School in New Hampshire. At Carleton, he quickly became one of the top players in Canadian University basketball. After leading Carleton to another USports Basketball Championship in March, Ekiyor moved on from the Ravens program and was expected to play professional basketball in Europe next season. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Unit at 613-236-1222, ext.5760. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800222-8477 (TIPS), or crimestoppers.ca.
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Tap water in Barrhaven and rest of city remains safe to drink
Hard to believe the dog days of summer are coming to an end. So enjoy your last taste of ice cream and nights around the fire pit before the crisp cool air of fall slowly takes over. The stores are filled with back-to-school clothing and supplies and it’s always a little exciting to start a new chapter. Folks be on the lookout for the little ones who are making their way back to the classroom as roads will be busier. Hope you all enjoy the last few weeks of the summer season.
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Tap Water Tasting “Earthy” Over the last few weeks some residents have noticed a slight “earthy/musty” taste in their tap water throughout Ottawa. The taste is the result of a seasonal change in the Ottawa River. While this affects the taste of the water, it is important to note that it does not represent a health concern. The drinking water supply is routinely tested at over 50
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locations throughout the City and the water remains safe to drink. To clarify, Ottawa’s main drinking water supply draws from the Ottawa River. The “earthy/musty” odour is caused by trace levels of natural substances released by aquatic plants and algae. While Ottawa’s water purification process greatly reduces these compounds, it does no eliminate them entirely. During these episodes, some residents may notice a slight to moderate “earthy” taste, particularly when water is warmed up in the kitchen or bathroom. With the high seasonal water temperatures and growth of aquatic plants in the river, the taste recently has been more pronounced. These type of events occur every 2-3
years and typically last for a have their water tested. few weeks, the most recent one occurring in August and Brian Kilrea Award for September, 2015. Excellence in Coaching If a consumer is sensitive Please be reminded that the to the taste/odour, we advise deadline for nominations for them to keep a jug of fresh cold the Order of Ottawa and the tap water in the refrigerator for Brian Kilrea Award for Exceldrinking and cooking. Filters lence in Coaching is Friday, with activated carbon, such as September 13th. . Additional carafe-style or jug-style filters, information on the Order of Otare very effective at remov- tawa can be found on Ottawa. ing the taste/odour. As a re- ca/orderofottawa. minder, these filters should be carefully maintained including 2019 Crime Prevention replacement of filter cartridges Ottawa Awards Call for as per manufacturer’s instrucNominations tions. Help us recognize and celeLastly, it is important to note that this taste and odour brate our community safety episode is not related to the leaders by submitting your OldobCar_Ad copy 7/11/19 nomination for 7:25 our PM 11thPage an- 1 recent fish killsDad thatwith were served further downstream in nual Crime Prevention Ottawa the Ottawa River. The drink- Awards. These awards honour ing water supply remains safe individuals, groups and prothroughout the City. For refer- grams making a contribution ence, we conduct over 100,000 to the safety of our community. The nomination form, criwater quality tests each year to ensure the safety of our water teria and frequently asked supply. However, if customers are concerned about the quality of their tap water, they should phone 3-1-1 and ask to
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Submissions now open for the new Community Partnership Award
Do you have an inspiring story about what can be achieved when everyone works together to plan a building? Recognize that success by submitting an entry for the City’s new Community Partnership Award! New in 2019, this biennial award will recognize a residential infill development project that best exemplifies collaborative efforts between homebuilders and the community. The winning project will be a built public or private residential project of any scale that highlights the importance of dialogue and cooperation in achieving good urban form, design excellence, and context sensitivity. The City of Ottawa
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The third phase of the Inspire555 series to engage the public and gather input on the new Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) joint facility is online now at Inspire555.ca. The online questionnaire, available until August 27th, 2019, can be found at Inspire555.ca.
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STEP to Focus on Pedestrian Safety and Roundabouts The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on pedestrian safety and roundabouts during the month of August. Pedestrian Safety: Between 2013 and 2017, there were 1708 reportable collisions involving pedestrians resulting in 1827 injuries and 29 fatalities. Roundabouts: Between 2013 and 2017, there were 533 reportable collisions involving roundabouts resulting in 53 injuries and 0 fatalities. Important Notice: Police Records Check fees will change starting September 1st Due to an increasing demand from organizations requiring police records; we have had to implement the following: · As of September 1, 2019, a fee of $10 will apply for all volunteer police checks. · As of January 1, 2020, the volunteer police check fee will increase to $20. · As of January 1, 2020, Ottawa Police will no longer be completing any background checks for Gati-
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Yet another Barrhaven high school sports field has become a home for portable classrooms. Last week, workers installed several portable classrooms on the secondary football and soccer field at St. Joseph High School. The field was used for Phys. Ed. Classes and for practices, as well as some games. In addition to the school use, the field was also widely used in the community by organizations such as the Nepean Eagles, who held practices there through the years and also ran their flag football program for several years. Earlier this year, John McCrae secondary School lost part of its only sports field to portables, while Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School has also lost a soccer field to portables. Jeff Morris photo
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Cyber risks ramp up during election campaigns Troy Media contributors – Cyber security is in the news. It’s in the budget, too. A while ago, the federal government devoted hundreds of millions of dollars to the threat. We have yet to see any commitment by any party that it will file the results of an audit performed by a reputable third party specializing in cyber risk. Political parties should use audits and other techniques to reduce cyber risk because they have possession of your valuables as much as your bank does. You just don’t know it. Your information is not safe when a political party gets it. And you can be sure they have your name, address, voting preference, whether you took a sign last election or gave money, and information about your income, education and much more. Knowing your street name, original name and married name (of a woman of a certain age), the names of your schools and more just might reveal many security question answers you’ve used at your bank. Many institutions ask the name of our pet, first school, mother’s last (maiden or original) name, and so on. Political parties are very likely storing this and other information about you, using a variety of tools including surveys and other forms of data collection. The collection of this kind of detailed data is also done by charities, your university, religious organizations and many other groups that seem to be positive forces in society – or at least benign and non-partisan. But they may have even fewer resources than political parties to protect your data. Stealing data from campaign teams, including political candidates, might be as easy as borrowing a smartphone where lots of data is stored. It might involve borrowing a computer in the campaign office after volunteering to write a speech. So what’s the solution? Make political parties practise what they preach. We have privacy laws. It’s a Criminal Code violation to sequester someone’s private information using a computer. In some jurisdictions, it’s a crime to move private information across a jurisdictional boundary – and that may be exactly what a party is doing by using the cloud. Yet the members of that party are campaigning on upholding privacy and other laws. They’re campaigning on keeping us safe from ordinary criminals, terrorists and bad actors in foreign countries. Let’s have those political parties start with their own policies on storing our data. Cyber security will likely not be the focus of this election, unless voters start taking action. We need to demand protection for our personal information. Together, voters, political parties, charities and other non-partisan groups might be able to thwart cyber criminals and bad actors. Dr. Allan Bonner, MSc, DBA, is a crisis manager based in Toronto. Brennen Schmidt (BEd, Certiftied PR, CUA) is principal of the ALEUS Technology Group, a boutique digital communications firm in Regina. BARRHAVEN
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Beyond the peace, love and music of Woodstock
more people than they expected.” I don’t remember his name, but I wish I did. We were kind of in disbelief, maybe shock. It was just one of those casual situations when Fans of Woodstock are all familiar with the you are with a group of friends at a coffee house, and you meet a friend of a friend for the first and story. The three-day festival took place on the farm of Max Yasgur in Bethel, NY, about 40 only time in your life. miles from Woodstock. In this situation, it was a In Bethel, authorities group of us sitting around at were told to expect 50,000 Rooster’s while I was a stu- FROM THE OTHER people. However, nearly dent at Carleton. There were 200,000 tickets were sold. a few of us that would go The actual attendance there after class – yes, I had Jeffrey Morris climbed closer to 500,000. friends and a life completeProbably that many people ly outside of football – and we would talk about everything and everything. tried to make it but couldn’t squeeze into Bethel on the two-lane road in and out of the area. Except football. Because of the enormous number of people, It was the mid-80s. We were all 20-ish. We were alive when Woodstock took place in 1969, the supply of food at concessions that was exbut as we all entered kindergarten or first grade pected to last for three days lasted a little more that year, we were a little more into Captain than a day. The National Guard had to airlift supKangaroo or Willy and Floyd than we wereCOUNCIL into plies into the concert venue. Nuns arrived and handed out sandwiches and fruit. The Hog Farm Jimmy Hendrix or the Who. CORNER Collective stepped up to help, serving brown The guy who was sitting with us was older Mayor Suzanne Dodge than we were. He was probably in his mid-thir- rice, vegetables and granola to hundreds of thouties. He was a friend of one of the girls sitting at sands of hungry people. our table, and he tagged along and joined us. He “I had never heard of granola before,” the guy at was, to us, a real adult with a real life. He was our table told us. “Now, it’s this trendy health food. taking a couple of classes to complete his degree. Every time I see a granola bar, I think of WoodNo matter what we talked about – Reagan, the stock and I think of all the hippies there eating it for Cold War, the Soviet Olympic Boycott, Ghandi’s theSO first time. Would anyone have ever even heard THE NOT assassination or George Orwell (remember,NEW this of granola GUY had it not been for Woodstock?” was in 1984) – the topic always seemed to circle He paused for a moment, then said he didn’t Tim Ruhnke back to music. want to gross us out, but the worst part of WoodThis particular day, we were talking about stock was the smell. the upcoming Live Aid concert that would take “It rained and rained, and at the beginning, all place in 1985 in Philadelphia. This would be the you could smell was manure from the field,” he Woodstock of our generation. I knew all about said. “But as the concert went on, and it got mudWoodstock from my uncle, Robin, who talked dier and muddier, the smell got worse. There was about it frequently. Robin was about 20 when literally nowhere to go to the bathroom. The sanitaWoodstock took place, and that event defined tion situation was by far the worst problem they WALKER HOUSE his generation. Sure, it was a great line-up of had and the worst thing about being there.” acts that performed at the three-day festival, but There were 50 portable bathrooms brought into Susanthe Vallom it was more than music. It was the soundtrack or farm for the event. That equates to one for every backdrop for cultural change. 10,000 people. As we talked about Live Aid and wondered if Perhaps the most remarkable fact about Woodit would be like Woodstock, the guy at our table stock is that only two people died during the event. jumped into the conversation. One was from a drug overdose. The other was “I was there,” he said. “My brother and his someone sleeping in the mud who was run over by friends went and I tagged along. I was 17. It was a tractor. BLAKE’S crazy.” “I will never forget getting back home,” he said. TAKES We all just sat there, silenced and in awe. This “I had the best shower of my life and then I slept guy was really there! for like two days.” Blake McKim “It must have been incredible,” one of the I thought about that discussion over the weekguys at the table said. end, as we marked the 50th anniversary of Wood“It was awful,” he said. “Sure, you hear the stock. The music from the event remains timeless, stories about how Woodstock changed the world and since that day at Rooster’s, I have always been and all that, but it was three wet, hungry, cold, fascinated by the clips and footage from the festimuddy days of hell on a farm field that wreaked val. like manure. And then it took us a full day to But I will never be able to fully grasp what it leave because of the traffic. There were a lot must have been like to have endured that.
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Reader says thank you to Ottawa South United for tourney The Editor, Thank you Ottawa South United soccer. This weekend was the Barrhaven United soccer tournament at the Manotick soccer field. There was an
outstanding attendance at both Saturday and Sunday scheduled games for the younger age groups — so many volunteers of all ages, teens to adults, to help with parking, a barbecue and re-
freshments and beverages for purchase; tremendous support from family members to cheer the children on. But most of all the outstanding coaches and help-
ers to develop these very young athletes into the teams that played their best. As a grandparent watching my 8- and 6-year-old granddaughters play with their teammates, I was so
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you Muriel. While we were unable to attend the first weekend of the tournament, we were at the second weekend of it. To see our photos, visit the Barrhaven Independent Facebook page.
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The IndependentFOCUS ON YOUTH
Honour Roll student thrilled to get into Carleton program Name: Elijah Dorval School: Graduated St Francis Xavier High this past June Parents: Sofia and Levert Siblings: Brother Josiah (16), Sister Hannah (9) Part-Time Work: Toy Library Assistant at the the EarlyON Centre Favourite Subject: Social Sciences Interest/Activities: “At school I joined numerous clubs. I was in the play, The Wizard of Oz as a Munchkin, and was part of the Drama Course for some time. I was also in the Eco Club since grade 7, where we take initiatives in protecting our environment. During my time as an Eco Club member, I’ve donated to an organization who dedicated their time to recycle plastic from the ocean and make bracelets with them, planted trees at Chapman Mills Conservation Area, taking care of the living wall at my school, and designed an outdoor classroom for our school. I was also part of the Black History Month Presentation at school. I was an MC for the Fashion Show and was part of a dance for the presentation. Outside of school, I’m a very cultural person. I enjoy experiencing first-hand different cultures from around the world. I listen to a variety of music such as Arabic, Congolese, French, Caribbean, Spanish, and many more. My love for different cultures is the
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reason why I dedicated them to learn languages such as Creole, Arabic, Spanish and French. It is both very difficult and fun.” What are your plans for the future? “In the future I would like to be a social worker. I take pride in being involved in my community
through church and school initiatives. It’s through my service in my community where I decided to become a social worker. I feel like I will be able to use my personality to help people in this field. When I found out that Carleton University offers a Bachelor’s Degree in social working, I was ecstatic. Firstly, because the university is not too far from where I live, and the program is in English. (I can’t speak French that well.) However, there was one big barrier in my way. The Bachelor Degree of Social Working is one of Carleton’s competitive courses to get into – only accepting around 40 applicants. Every time I told someone that I will be applying at Carle-
ton for the Bachelor of Social Work, the first thing they would say is, “Wow, that is a competitive course to get into!”, which always made me nervous about my choice. Not to mention that I had to fulfill three essays for the application process. I am not an amazing, 5-star writer, so that also made me nervous. Despite all this, I still did apply for the program, hoping for the best. When it came time to write the essays, I just wrote information that answers the question, always stressing if each word that I wrote was good enough. Finally, after a couple weeks, I was done. I didn’t care if there were grammar mistakes, or whether I was missing any words. I thought whatever
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happens, happens. Never would I have thought that I would receive an offer of admission for the program. However, around late April, when I came back from school, I saw an envelope from Carleton, which was an offer of admission for the Bachelor of Social Work. All of my hard work to get into this program paid off. I’ve had so many achieve-
ments in my life, from getting the Honour Roll, to winning an outdoor classroom design contest. Getting an offer of admission to Carleton’s Bachelor of Social Work – one of the most competitive program to get into – is one my biggest achievements. In the future, I hope to continue to serve my community, both in my neighbourhood and in my church.”
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The second annual fun day at Guinness Park, sponsored by Minto Communities and other sponsors, was completely volunteer run through the Board of Directors for the Half Moon Bay Community Association and volunteers that were a huge help for the day of the event. From left to right are Conor Ryan, Brigitte Hollran, Muhamad Karkari, Vanessa Trisic, Neelam Charania. Missing were Shilpa Eastman and Colleen Fifield.
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The IndependentSPORTS Midget Football Eagles knock off defending Quebec League champs
The Nepean Midget Football Eagles got their National Capital Amateur Football season underway on the right foot, beating the defending Quebec champions, the Montreal Sun Youth Hornets, 24-12 at the Nepean Sportsplex Sunday afternoon. The win marked the first victory for former Ottawa Gee Gees stand out Rolf Loyens in his role as the Midget Eagles head coach. For the Eagles, the defence played a strong game, holding the Hornets to just 54 yards in the first half and 214 yards overall. They yielded 11 first downs. Linebacker Josh Manconi had six tackles, two behind the line of scrimmage, as well as a pair of sacks. David Conway also had a pair of sacks, while Sam
Lewis registered four tackles and Kalem Leland had three. Styles Lepage had a pair of tackles and a fumble recovery, while Gabe Vachon, Giuliano Trunzo and Isaiah Butts also had two tackles. Also recording tackles for the Eagles were Robert Brogan, Chance Abbott, Zion Dixon, GuyNoel Agendeh, Clay Berrea, David Leclerc and Louis Fiset. Quarterback Tys Loyens completed six of 10 passes for 75 yards. He threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Nicholas Manoogian and had two passes intercepted. Manoogian caught three passes for 40 yards, Kieran Mason had two catches for 17 yards, and Keegan Bertrand had one catch for 18 yards. Keegan Bertrand ran the
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ball five times for 74 yards and had a 23-yard touchdown for the Eagles. Jude Ofili had 10 carries for 62 yards, Kieran Mason had a 24-yard run, Zion Dixon ran the ball twice for 21 yards, Brody MacNeil had three carries for 19 yards, and Tys Loyens scored a one-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak. Michael Bassi kicked three converts and added a 32-yard field goal. The Eagles are in action again Fri., Aug. 23 against the West Ottawa Knights at Bob Barr Field in Kanata with an 8:30 p.m. kick-off. The rest of the teams also opened up their NCAFA seasons over the weekend. At the Tyke level (9 and under), the Eagles hosted a powerful Cornwall Wildcats 2 team, losing 62-18. The
game came on the heels of a successful Tyke-Mosquito Football Jamboree in Kanata the previous weekend. At the Mosquito level (10-11), the defending champion Eagles defeated the Cornwall Wildcats 2412. IN other action, the Gloucester South Raiders defeated the Orleans Bengals 46-14. Friday night at Bob Stephen Field, running back Justin Rowe put on a spectacular show as he led the Nepean Eagles to a 45-0 win over the Bell Warriors. The Gloucester South Raiders also won, beating the Orleans Bengals 56-34. Myers Riders Pee Wees also won big with a 51-0 win over the West Carleton Wolverines. The Bantam Eagles dropped their first game of
Nepean Midget Eagles quarterback Tys Loyens pitches the ball to running back Jude Olifi during their win over the Montreal Sun Youth Hornets at the Nepean Sportsplex Sunday afternoon. Barrhaven Independent photo the season Friday at Bob Stephen Field, losing 28-0 to the Bell Warriors. In other games, Gloucester South
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New ownership but business as usual at Trade Secrets
Trade Secrets in Barrhaven is under new ownership. “This is an exciting opportunity in a great community that is still growing,” said Rani Jaber, who recently purchased the business from Russ Arthurs. A business leader in Barrhaven for more than a decade, Arthurs decided to sell his Trade Secrets store to pursue other opportunities. Jaber has owned the Trade Secrets franchise in Orleans for more than a year. Having a store in Barrhaven was something he saw as a great opportunity to grow his business. The Barrhaven store has been one of the most successful Trade Secrets locations in Canada. “For our customers, nothing will really change,” Jaber said. “The staff remains the same, and our focus will continue to be on excellent customer service. Russ has
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New Barrhaven Trade Secrets owner Rani Jaber and store manager Courtney Taylor welcome their customers into the RioCan Marketplace store for their annual Back to School sale. Jeff Morris photo
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St. Francis Xavier High School grad making an impact with Tiger-Cats
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It was a coming home of sorts for Tunde Adeleke on Sat., Aug. 17. The third year CFL defensive back was back at TD Place Stadium with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as they took on the Ottawa Redblacks. Being on the TD Place Stadium field always brings back a lot of memories for Adeleke, who took part in three Panda Games as a member of the Carleton Ravens. It also gives the St. Francis Xavier High School graduate a chance to play in front of family in friends at home. “It’s always special to come back and play here,” Adeleke said. Adeleke was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders and spent two seasons there, playing in the Grey Cup both years. In 2017, Adeleke and the Stampeders lost a heartbreaker to the Toronto Argonauts in Ottawa. Last year, the Stampeders won the championship with a win over the Ottawa Redblacks. In the offseason, Adeleke tested the free agent waters and decided to head east and ended up in Hamilton. “I thought it was a good fit for me,” Adeleke said. “It was tough to leave Calgary after winning a Grey Cup, but the plan since I arrived in Hamilton was always to get back and win another one.” Adeleke is currently third on the Tiger-Cats in tackling. Although he made his name primarily as a record-setting and electrifying kick and punt returner at Carleton, he is enjoying focusing primarily on playing safety. “When I got to Hamilton, I told them I will do
whatever I can to help the team and play wherever they need me,” Adeleke said. He is currently third on the Tiger-Cats in defensive tackles, and he has a pair of interceptions. Adeleke was an all-star defensive back at Carleton, something that is often overshadowed by his electrifying kick returns. In his senior year at Carleton, Adeleke scored five touchdowns on kick and punt returns. He owns the Carleton Ravens records for best punt return average, best kick-off return average, most punt return career yardage, most career kick-off return yardage, and the longest punt return (106 yards). In fact, he has five of the six longest punt returns in Carleton history. One record he holds that cannot be broken is a 129-yard touchdown on a missed field goal – the longest possible return. One other player also accomplished that feat – Adeleke’s St. Francis Xavier High School teammate Nate Hamlin. Adeleke, Hamlin and another St. Francis Xavier Coyote, Ryan Kublek, all ended up at Carleton. Adeleke and Hamlin both ended up in the CFL, while Kublek is now an assistant coach with the Ravens. “Nate and I talked about it a lot when we were deciding where to go to school,” Adeleke said. “We were constantly asking each other, ‘did you sign yet?’ But when you look at the recruiting process, it was really Ryan Kublek who was really doing most of the recruiting.” Adeleke had played minor football in the Gloucester South Raiders program and OVFL foot-
ball with the Myers Riders. His high school football team, however, played a huge role in Adeleke’s development. “(St. Francis Xavier coaches) Geoff Hamlin and Mark Jennings played a big role in my development as a player,” Adeleke said. “I had always primarily been a running back or a receiver, but they really got me to explore playing on the defensive side of the ball and taught me how to be a DB.” Adeleke and his teammates stepped into their first USports game against the heavily favoured Western Mustangs in 2013. They lost 71-4, and went on to finish that first season with an 0-8 record. That team turned things around quickly, going 4-4 the following year and continuing to improve. That team also put more players into the CFL than any other recruiting class in Carleton history. “We knew the first year would be tough and it would be a learning experience, but we knew things would get better,” he said. While Jesse Mills’ pass to Nate Behar on the last play of the 2014 Panda Game may be the most famous play in Carleton football history, Adeleke looks back to Western for his most memorable moment as a Raven. “The Hail Mary in the Panda Game was a big moment, but for me, the thing that meant the most was the first time we beat Western. That, to me, was like, this is where we started, losing 71-4 to this team, and this is how far we’ve come.” That 38-31 win in Carleton’s 2016 home opener paved the way for a 6-2 record in the regular season. It was only the second
time Carleton had won six games in a regular season, as the 1986 Ravens went 6-1 to finish in first place in the O-QIFC. Adeleke opened the scoring just over a minute into that game, fielding a Marc Liegghio punt and returning it 85 yards for a touchdown. It remains the third longest punt return in Carleton history. The only two punt returns longer also belong to Adeleke, with a 90-yarder against Guelph in 2015 and a 106-yard return against Windsor in 2016. Hamilton’s 21-7 win over Ottawa Saturday also marked the first start in a Redblacks uniform for Nate Behar, who was Adeleke’s teammate at Carleton for four years. He caught his first three passes as a member of the Redblacks for 21 yards. While Adeleke was in Calgary, Behar spent the last two seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos, where the university teammates were on either side of the CFL’s biggest rivalry. “Nate’s a great receiver, and I really hope he does well,” Adeleke said. He pauses and smiles, “but just not when he’s playing us.”
St. Francis Xavier High School graduate Tunde Adeleke is in his third year in the CFL. He is currently third on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in tackles and has two interceptions. Gord Weber photo
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Ottawa South United Soccer Club held the second half of its annual house tournament at George Nelms Park in Manotick Saturday. This year’s annual tournament was split into two weekends, with the younger age groups playing Aug. 10 and the older age groups playing Aug. 17. For our OSU tournament photo album, visit the Barrhaven Independent Facebook page. Jeff Morris photo
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