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Rabbi Menachem Blum addresses the still-existent problem of anti-Semitism in Barrhaven. For the full story, see page 4.

“Jews should get the hell out of Palestine. They should go home to Poland, Germany, America and everywhere else.” – American Journalist Helen Thomas. “Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it’s been used cheaply. He’s the product of a series of actions. It’s cause and effect.” – Director Oliver Stone. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei referred to Israel as the “rabid dog” in the Middle East region. Khamenei also said that Israel’s “leaders look like beasts and cannot be called human.” In 2013, the deputy leader of the Jobbik party in Hungary called for a registry of all Jews as a security measure. The Wiesenthal Center requested that NBA Star Tony Parker apologize for using a Nazi-like salute which is currently widely used by neo-Nazis in Europe. The gesture is called a quenelle, or a reverse Nazi salute. It has been denounced by French authorities and leaders of the French Jewish communities. US President Donald Trump used an anti-Semitic slur on Twitter to refer to a Jewish journalist. Trump referred to Jewish journalist Chuck Todd as ‘sleepy eyes Chuck Todd’, a slur which is not well-known outside of neo-Nazi communities. The term originates from guides written by Nazi propagandists explaining how to spot a Jewish person using their physical features.

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Sunday shopping was legalized in Ontario. Brian Mulroney’s Tories introduced the GST. Bob Rae became Premier (yikes). Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait. Nelson Mandela was released from jail. The Berlin Wall was torn down. Milli Vanilli lost their Grammy after admitting to lip-synching their hits. Councillor Jan Harder was the President of the Barrhaven Minor Softball Association…

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Time to slow down with school just around the corner

This will be my last column until after the election on October 22nd, as the municipal election rules kick in on August 23rd, known as the “blackout” period. Of course, my office will continue to help you with any questions or concerns, you may have. As you may have noticed there is lots of construction activity occurring around Barrhaven, but that means, things are being done. A new stop sign on Larkin and Laming is up so drivers be aware. In a few weeks, school starts and all our streets will be packed with school children. I still have a supply of “SLOW DOWN” signs if you want some for your street. Let’s all slow down and be more careful on the roads. I am always interested in what you have to say or if you have any Barrhaven questions. Please feel free to email me at Jan.Harder@ Ottawa.ca any time with questions or if you need any help. FOPLA Mammoth used book sale On Saturday August 18th, 10am-2pm at 100 Tallwood Drive, (James Bartleman Centre) The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) invite you to their monthly Mammoth Used Book Sale! Hundreds of used books for sale at unbeatable prices, including as low as for $1. Browse a variety of genres including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Lifestyle, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Biography, Children’s and more. Proceeds benefit the Ottawa Public Library. Yoga in the Park Come join us for Yoga in the Park, August 22nd. Registration is at 6pm at Larkin Park, class from 6:30-7:30pm. Bring a

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Despite multi-culturalism, anti-Semitism still a problem in Barrhaven By Jeff Morris It’s something we see all the time in Barrhaven. There was a group of about seven or eight kids playing basketball on a driveway in Chapman Mills. There were white kids, black kids, Asian kids – a pure mosaic of how multi-cultural Barrhaven has become. But then something is heard that shatters the visual of what might seem like our youth being blind to colour and race. “Pass the ball, you Jew!” The parents were around the corner of the house, examining their landscaping. It was white noise to them. The boy who said the anti-Semitic slur – he was white – thought nothing of it. Neither did his friends. Neither did his parents. And if they did think something of it, they didn’t speak up. When told of the incident, Rabbi Menachem Blum simply shook his head. His facial expression was not one of disbelief. Rather, it said, ‘Here we go again.’ “Prejudices and biases slip through in subliminal messages,” Rabbi Blum said. Rabbi Blum grew up in Paris and saw more than his share of antiSemitism in that city. “It’s out there,” the Rabbi said. “It’s nothing new. I don’t think we are seeing anything that is an epidemic or worth being alarmed about, but it is something that exists, and it has existed for many generations.” The boy who said the slur and one of his parents agreed to talk to The Independent about what was said, under the condition of anonymity. “Everyone says it at school, and a lot of my friends say it,” the boy said. “Like if someone

Rabbi Menachem Blum of the Ottawa Torah Centre has been working with various groups from different backgrounds, including the South Nepean Community Centre, to spread a message of learning and acceptance in Barrhaven. Mike Carroccetto photo

rips you off, they Jewed you. If they are greedy, they are being a Jew.” The boy did not remember when he first heard it, and the parent did not remember ever saying anything like that ever, let alone in front of the boy. “It’s not meant to be anti-Jewish,” the boy said. “It’s just an expression. It’s like when we think something is dumb or stupid, we say that it’s gay. It doesn’t mean we hate gay people. We call some of our friends who are Muslim “Muzzies.” That’s not meant to be bad either. It’s just a nickname.” The parent was embarrassed and surprised at the boy’s honest but raw opinion. “How do you think those people feel when they hear that?” The boy thought for a minute. “I don’t think it’s too bad,” he said. “They have names for white people, too. And besides, Jews are white. It’s not like we are saying the ‘N’ word.” Or is it? In fact, how is using the word ‘Jew’ as a derogatory word, or

“You have to stop and think about what multiculturalism means. Sure, there have been positive changes and steps taken in the right direction. But are people just being careful about how they say things? Deep down, do they still have the same biases and prejudices?” - Rabbi Menachem Blum

even a verb, any different than using the ‘N’ word as a derogatory term? “When we use the ‘N’ word, it’s with an ‘A’ at the end,” the boy said. “It’s in, like, every hip hop song. It just means your friends, or your posse. If it was bad, I don’t think that all the black rappers would have it in, like, every song.” Rabbi Blum said that although we put so much emphasis on being a multi-cultural society and community, he wonders if the barriers of racism are actually being broken down. “You have to stop and think about what multiculturalism means,” he said. “Sure, there have been positive changes and steps taken in the right direction. But are people just being careful about how they say things? Deep down, do

they still have the same biases and prejudices?” While one might think that the growth of the Muslim community and its many recent immigrants to Canada might spark religious tensions in the community, nothing could be further from the truth. Rabbi Blum works with the South Nepean Muslim Community Association to present workshops of interfaith acceptance. They also have an outreach program where they visit schools through a program operated with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. “What we do is simple,” he said. “We fight hate with love. We focus on what we have in common, and on what we have to do to make the community a better place.” While Rabbi Blum

downplayed what many have said is a spike in anti-Semitism in Barrhaven, the problem was enough to have prompted local Liberal MP Chandra Arya to pass a Private Member’s Bill to amend the Criminal Code. Bill C-305 was expanded to amend a subsection of the Criminal Code which deals with damages to property due to crime, motivated by hate, based on religion, race, colour or national or ethnic origin. The bill expands this to include motivation by hate based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Also, the subsection is primarily limited to places of worship like churches, mosques, synagogues and temples. Arya said that under the old law, vandalism and hate-based graffiti to the Jewish Community Centre was not covered under the bill. Earlier this month, Arya hosted a forum on multiculturalism. “We were expecting 50 to 60 people, but we had more than 150 show up,” Arya said. “There were 45 different ethnic

communities from Barrhaven represented in the room, including the local Jewish community.” At the forum, various guests from the federal government were on hand to talk about funding available to community groups for events that promoted multifaith integration. “The objective for the forum was to provide an opportunity to build a stronger community that promotes inclusion,” he said. Rabbi Blum said that because of social media and the internet, fighting racism and anti-Semitism is different today than it has been in the past. “We are in the age of social media,” Rabbi Blum said. “People are forming their opinions on things they are seeing. A lot of what’s going on is fueled by social media.” Locally, students who are supporting the polarizing White Pride movement are being drawn to a website called Stormfront.org. The website launched more than two decades ago and is considered the first major racial hate site. The site denies the holocaust and has many anti-Semitic messages and posts. Local high school students, as well as students at nearby Algonquin College, have been vocal in speaking out against White Pride. Barrhaven is also still frequently littered with neo-Nazi graffiti. “We can only control or focus on the messages that we put out there,” Rabbi Blum said. “We share a multi-cultural community, and the message we send is one of acceptance and love. The more we learn about each others’ faiths and cultures, the stronger our community will be.”


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Campanale hosts pre-construction celebration for Longfields Square It was certainly a day to celebrate for Campanale Homes. The local developer hosted their pre-construction grand opening and open house for Longfields Square Sat., August 11. The development will be located on Longfields Drive across from Rowan’s Pitch rugby field at Ken Ross Park. It is a groundbreaker for Barrhaven, as the business and retail plaza will give business owners a chance to own their own property rather than lease from a landlord. “This is a great location, and it is great for the business community,” said Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder. “This will give business owners a chance to own their own premises. Barrhaven needs this, and we hope to see more opportunities like this as the community grows.” Vince Campanale said

that, as of Saturday, 12 of the 15 units in the plaza have been sold. “The great thing about the mix of businesses we have coming in is that they will all be locally owned, family businesses,” he said. “Locally owned businesses are the backbone of the community.” Among the businesses that will be coming into the new location will be a restaurant, a chiropractor, an optician, and several other locally owned and operated businesses. Attracting familyowned businesses was important for Campanale, which is a locally-owned, grass roots family business through and through. Several members of the Campanale family who have worked and will work on the project were in attendance at the celebration. Boom 99.7 was on hand providing entertainment, and a free barbecue was

enjoyed by members of the community. Councillor Jan Harder and Mayor Jim Watson were also on hand for the celebration. “With the path to the transitway right behind us, we are in a great location,” Campanale said. “We are bringing businesses closer to the neighbourhoods they serve. There are plans for the restaurant to have a patio, and we expect that will be very popular.” One of the features of the plaza will be a clock tower that will be 40-feet high. Vince Campanale said the clock tower will be “iconic.” “We are really proud of the design,” Christian Campanale said in an interview earlier this year. “All of the materials we use will be fine finishing. It will be a sleek building with good signage and exposure. There will be a lot of parking for busi-

nesses, and the units will be wheelchair accessible. The location is also great as it will be in front

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Did our front page make you squirm a little bit? Did it make you open your eyes and think about our community a little differently? What about the story on antiSemitism in Barrhaven? It’s out there, although maybe it’s not quite as in-your-face at some times. But we wanted to get this out in the open. Maybe we have all been drinking the next generation of the Trudeau multi-cultural KoolAid – especially since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent last year’s National Multi-Culturalism Day with students at Berrigan Elementary school right here in Barrhaven. The story was triggered after hearing kids in my own Chapman Mills neighbourhood throw out the term “Jew” in a derogatory way. “Pass the ball, you Jew!” is the last thing I expected to hear when I was taking the dogs for a walk. Several years ago, a Barrhaven businesswoman publicly spoke out about anti-Semitism in Ottawa. She suffered negative backlash for it. She said she would speak to us about the topic, but did not want her name used. “There is a lot of ignorance and apathy in this area,” she said. “There is not a lot of overt hate, but maybe there is a distaste. Maybe they don’t want to hang around with Jews, but they don’t know why. They don’t really know anybody who is Jewish.” In our discussion with Rabbi BARRHAVEN

Blum, he shared a story about buying a hockey net for his son. “I thought it would be great for the kids because they always played hockey, but the first thing one of them said to my son was, ‘Of course you could afford it. You’re a Jew.’ Those stereotypes are always out there, and the only way we can break them down – for Jews, for Muslims, for everyone – is to learn more about each other. Deep down, we are all the same, no matter where we came to Barrhaven from.” We hope our feature will encourage us all to step back and re-evaluate the lessons we are subliminally teaching at home. Not all Jews are rich and greedy and control the world economy. Not all Muslims are terrorists. Not all Indians worship cows. Not all Chinese people are good at math. Not all Americans carry guns and love Donald Trump. Not all Brits are pale, have bad teeth, hang out in pubs and love a spot of tea. And not all Canadians were born with skates on, speak both official languages and have Celine Dion on their playlist. We all come from different backgrounds and cultures, and let’s be aware that we can all learn from each other. We wanted this story to be an eye opener for everyone. Barrhaven is a new community that we are building and shaping for the future. And let’s remember that most of us aren’t from here, but we all got here as fast as we could. JM

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The day the Giants came to town As we get ready for back to school, which will change family dynamics and routines from Monday through Friday, there is something else just around the corner that will change Sunday routines for dads. The NFL. For a lot of women, it means that Sundays will be spent in the garden, on Facebook or Instagram, visiting friends, organizing, and basically being left alone and ignored until it all ends with the Super Bowl. That means five months of suffering their husbands gearing up with their favourite team’s jersey and then spending the next few days getting the chicken wing and salsa stains out of them for the next weekend. And for those of us who are football junkies who can’t wait for September, there is the CFL and Ottawa Redblacks games. Who would have thought that here, in only the team’s fifth year, we would already have seen our first Grey Cup celebration since 1976 and two Grey Cup appearances in four years? The atmosphere at the park is amazing, and there was a special buzz last weekend as “Johnny Football”, Johnny Manziel, came to town as a bona fide superstar with the rival Montreal Alouettes. Lansdowne Park has seen some great, memorable and unique events in its history. The Central Canada Exhibition provided generations of memories for local families. There have been football games and even Grey Cups played there. There was horse racing and even stock car racing on the dirt track that used to surround the field until the 1950s. There have been amazing concerts. The Toronto Blue Jays even played an exhibition game there on a makeshift field that was clearly a failed bit. And then there was the time that the stadium played host to one of the most unique football games in Ottawa history. In August, 1950, the powerful New York Giants of the National Football League took on the Ottawa Rough Riders in an unusual exhibition contest. The first half of the game was played under Canadian rules, while the second half was played under American rules. At the time, touchdowns in Canadian football were only worth five points, while in the American game they were worth six. In American football, players were allowed to block beyond the line of scrimmage, while in Canada it was prohibited. Makeshift lines were added to the field at halftime so that the American half could be played on an American field. Ottawa Citizen writer Jack Koffman tried to sum up the day. “Steve Owen’s New Yorkers, giants in stature as well as in name, also treated 11,025 fans to a display of the sharp passing attack which features the play of the professional teams while defeating the Rough Riders, 27-6, in the

season’s local exhibition opener. On a bright, hot day- ideal for baseball and swimming- the Giants outscored the local Big Four entry by a 13-6 count in the first half under Canadian rules and then added two converted touchdowns in the second half while operating under the American gridiron code.” Reading Koffman’s account of the game certainly provides a cultural window into the FROM THE era. New York Giants star running back Emlen Tunnell was described by Koffman as “a fleet Negro.” While something like that would be unheard of today, rememby Jeff Morris ber that, at the time, we were only three years removed from Jackie Robinson breaking the colour barrier in Major League Baseball. Koffman described Tunnell as “flying with the ball”, adding that “he can really turn it on at times.” The Rough Riders kicked off to the visiting Giants, and the Gothamites turned the ball over as perhaps the most famous name in that game, Tom Landry, fumbled the ball. The Ottawas took possession and went right to work. Howie Turner threw a 26-yard pass to Joe Asquini, and then Bruce Cummings took a lateral and fired the ball to Asquini for the first touchdown of the game to give the Rough Riders a 5-0 lead. If you are a Redblacks fan, I know exactly what you are thinking. ‘Can Joe Asquini still play?’ When New York got the ball, Landry would boom a punt into the Ottawa end zone for a single point or “rouge”, a trademark oddity of Canadian football. It may have been the only rouge in New York Giants history. Steve Hatfield then scored his first of two Giants touchdowns. Before the end of the quarter, Cummings launched a 75-yard punt that gave the Rough Riders a rouge, making the score 7-6. Giants quarterback Charlie Conerly, whom Koffman called a “passing ace from Mississippi,” tossed two touchdown passes to Forrest Griffith. The Giants would win the game by a 27-6 score. The Giants would go on to win 10 of their 12 games and finish in first place in the NFL’s American Conference. Although the Rough Riders did not win the game against their cross-border rivals, they would usher in a new era of football that is still talked about in the area. Players like Bob Simpson and Don Loney would become household names not just in Eastern Ontario, but across Canada. As for Tom Landry, the famed New York Giants player would go on to become one of the greatest head coaches in the history of football, leading the Dallas Cowboys to a status of success and popularity that would make them “America’s Team”.

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Mattamy Homes Update on Stonebridge Community

I wanted to provide a quick update for Stonebridge neighbours who may have missed the most recent communications. Mattamy has formally requested to withdraw their application in Stonebridge to develop a residential community currently referred to as Stonebridge Phase 16. Following the public consultation held by Mattamy on June 27th, they have officially withdrawn the application, and it is no longer on the City’s Development Application website. Many thanks to all of the Stonebridge residents and neighbours who attended the public consultation and voiced their opposition to this application. I had some serious concerns about the application from the outset and advised Community Association President Jay MacLean that I will support the community’s position if and when the matter comes be-

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Woodroffe Avenue Multi-Use Pathway

Construction for the Multi-Use Pathway (MUP) is now underway along Woodroffe Avenue, just north of Farm Boy. This work is being carried out to improve the cycling and pedestrian facilities from Longfields Drive to Stoneway Drive. This new path will link with the existing MUP north of Longfields Drive and will extend the existing network approximately 430m to the south. Construction will be carried out until the end of September 2018.

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Movie in the Park – Stonebridge Community Association

All are welcome to join the community for great treats and a fun movie night in the park. Please ensure you bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and bug spray. The event will take place on Saturday

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The Public Works and Environmental Services department has been proactively mapping out wild parsnip infestation levels across the city along roadsides,

parkland and pathways. Each year, the wild parsnip infestation levels mapping is used to identify the control areas (roadside/parklands/pathways) for the upcoming year. Second year growth wild parsnip begins to dry up in August, so contact with the plant will be less likely to cause a reaction. However, the sap still remains inside the plant. Avoidance or personal protective gear, when handling the plant, is still recommended. If you see wild parsnip on City Property, please contact 311.

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Barrhaven Non-Profit Housing Inc., a 41 unit rental housing complex receiving City of Ottawa and Ontario provincial funding is seeking a part-time Housing Property Manager who will report to the Board of Directors, This is a part- time flexible office position (currently 20 hrs. per week) with 24/7 on call emergency responsibilities with a part-time custodian to deal with minor maintenance issues. Knowledge of the Ontario social housing field would be beneficial. Significant computer skills will be required and knowledge of the Yardi system would be an asset. The successful candidate will be a self- starter who can work alone and effectively balance the daily operation, the diverse clients and applicable government agencies. The applicant must be empathic, confident, caring and capable of quick decision making. This position will be available on Dec 31/18 with some prior paid overlap with the retiring incumbent. Remuneration will be discussed during the selection process. If you would like to put your name forward for consideration, please email your resume and covering letter of interest by August 31/18 to:

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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Barrhaven Food Cupboard gets new home at Walter Baker Centre

The Barrhaven Food Cupboard will be moving into its new home in the Walter Baker Centre in the spring of 2019. The announcement was made last week as Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Jan Harder joined volunteers from the Barrhaven Food Cupboard for the announcement. “This is a great use of this space here,” said Harder as she walked through the room in the WBC that will be retrofitted for use for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard. “We have been looking for a use for this specific room for a few years. It’s a

perfect fit.” The room is located in the rear of the Walter Baker Centre, near the entrance to Councillor Harder’s office and the lower entrance to the Ruth E. Dickinson Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. City staff will be looking at ways to make the room ideal for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard within their budget parameters. Among the changes is to make sure there is appropriate power available for the operation of a freezer unit. “The Barrhaven Food Cupboard has never been able to have a freezer,” said Harder.

Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson joined Barrhaven Food Cupboard staff as they announced the opening of their new space at the Walter Baker Centre in the spring of 2019.

“This will give them more space that they need, but also it will give them more opportunities to grow.” The Barrhaven Food Cupboard was founded in 2005 and has been operating out of the Barrhaven United Church since then. The food cupboard is operated 100 per cent by volunteers.

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By Chandra Arya Nepean MP As your Member of Parliament for Nepean, I’m proud to announce the success of this year’s Canada Summer Jobs program in our riding. Under CSJ we were able to fund over 80 businesses and organizations throughout Nepean, providing extra help for employers, and valuable paid work experience for students. I had the opportunity to visit many of the local businesses that received CSJ funding including some privatesector employers employers like Studio 63 and Overburden Drilling Management, not-forprofit organizations like Spectrum Intervention Group, Nepean Housing and Multifaith Housing,

various places of worships including a synagogue, a mosque and several churches. Studio 63 is a multiaward-winning product design studio in Ottawa, specializing in sporting gear, consumer electronics, high end audio and automotive innovation constructed through a 3D printing process. Overburden Drilling Management is the only independent, commercial laboratory in North America to offer electricpulse disaggregation services for the liberation of mineral grains from rock samples. Spectrum Intervention Group is a Nepean organization that helps children diagnosed with autism spectrum or related disorders achieve meaningful gains in their home, school and community.

Some of the places of worship I visited that received funding this year include, Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad, SNMC Mosque, Bells Corners United Church, St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Church of the Living Word in Ottawa and Christ Church Bell’s Corners. Through my visits with CSJ funding recipients, I was able to gain a firsthand understanding of the work these unique Nepean organizations do, and see the benefits the program has on both students and employers.

Canada Child Benefit (CCB):

Wherever you go in Canada, parents are working hard to provide for their kids. We believe in supporting Canada’s middle class and people

working hard to join it. That’s why last month we increased the CCB (which is tax free) to keep pace with the cost of living in Canada, two years in advance of what we

planned. This means more money for families that need it most, making it easier for Canadians to keep up with the rising costs of living. Over the last year in Ne-

pean, there were a total of 14,980 CCB payments made that benefitted 27,320 children. The average payment was $5,580 tax free for a total of $81,705,000.

That’s one hot car! Woodroffe Avenue was backed up from the Nepean Sportspex to just north of Barrhaven Monday night after a car engine caught fire. The driver of the vehicle got out of the car safely, and police and firefighters backed cars up from the fire due to the extreme heat and for safety reasons. Jeff Morris photo


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Ottawa Carleton Choristers looking for new members The Ottawa Carleton Choristers are looking for new members. They are a choir which includes approximately 60 active and retired teachers from the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. Many of

their members are from Barrhaven, and they practice at the school board office on Greenbank Road. Their doors are also open to singers from the community and to friends and neighbours.

They perform in two concerts a year, as well as at retirement homes in our community. The choir has been active for almost 30 years, with the same director, Ms. Laurie Hamilton. Rehearsals are held

on Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, 133 Greenbank Road. We meet from September to June, and their first rehearsal for the upcoming season will be on Thursday, September 13,

2018. They are actively looking to recruit new members and in particular are interested in adding more male voices to their choir! They ask those who would like to give us a try to come out and sing with them for a

few rehearsals, and then if you feel you are a good fit, they will ask you to complete a short audition from their current repertoire. For more information, email ottawa.occ.choristers@gmail.com.

Labour Day treasures from trunk at Lions Club Fun Day Special to Barrhaven Independent The Barrhaven Lions Club is offering a limited number of residents / participants the opportunity to sell garage sale type treasures from the trunk of their vehicle in an open style market. Tables will also be permitted. The “Fun Day’ will be

held in front of Ross’s Independent store between 11:00am and 3:00pm. on Sept. 3 (Labour Day Monday). The day will include children’s bouncies plus games, a bingo, entertainment, face painting, refreshments and many other activities for the whole family. The cost per vehicle is

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You’re invited to Community Information Centre #2 Project update and consultation on route and site options

Power South Nepean In 2017, Hydro Ottawa Limited (Hydro Ottawa) and Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One) initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for new electricity transmission facilities to power ongoing growth in South Nepean.

Under my umbrella, ella, ella… A Tim Hortons employee retrieves an umbrella which blew onto Strandherd Rd. during a major storm in Barrhaven on Monday, August 6. Mike Carroccetto photo

Business culture the theme at next Barrhaven Breakfast for Businesses Trade show tables available at the Barrhaven BIA’s September 18th Barrhaven Breakfast for Businesses, to be held at Cedarhill Golf Club. Meet and mingle with 100 guests in our coffee lounge area as you showcase your products and services. Only 7 spots remain. Our upcoming breakfast will feature a trade show of ten local business sponsors. Purchase yours today for $250 and receive the following; - One of ten sponsor tables in a business to business trade show format - No more than two sponsors per industryfirst come, first served - Design your table set up to best market your brand- pull up banner, etc. - 100 local business attendees - Networking and new client relationship development opportunities - Only sponsors may provide promotional materials to breakfast attendees

- Inclusion as a sponsor in BBIA marketing of event on website, email marketing and social media - Two tickets to the breakfast for businesses - Sponsorships are exclusive to BBIA members only One of the most misunderstood elements of a company’s structure is its culture. Some believe culture is only relevant when there are employees involved. Some believe culture happens organically and it’s not something you can have much control over. Every company, large or small, has a culture. And while the culture will develop organically

if left alone, creating a culture that drives success and keeps everyone focused and moving in the same direction requires planning and energy. A defined company culture impacts the delivery of product and services, so even solopreneurs must take the time to create the culture that best expresses their business. For those with employees, defining culture is even more critical. It provides clarity around purpose and a deep sense of team. Rob Dale from Rhapsody Strategies will introduce us to the four key areas of creating a culture of success. For details and tickets please visit BBIA website.

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The proposed facilities would include a new Hydro Ottawa municipal transformer station (MTS) and a new 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to connect the MTS to Hydro One’s existing 230 kV transmission system at West Hunt Club Road. To achieve the connection line, Hydro One proposed to rebuild its existing single circuit 115 kV transmission to a double circuit 230 kV transmission line within the existing corridor.

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Field and technical investigations and consultation to-date have revealed environmental and technical constraints with rebuilding the transmission line through the capped Nepean Landfill. To address this challenge and avoid disturbing the capped landfill, transmission line route options have been identified, as shown on the map on the reverse. More information on these route options can be viewed at powersouthnepean.com.

You are invited to drop into our upcoming Community Information Centre. Members of our project team look forward to updating you on the project and discussing the various route and site options with you.

In addition, through further study, the study area for the new MTS has been refined slightly to focus on identifying a site in one of two general areas: either along Cambrian Road east of Moodie Drive and west of Highway 416; or along Barnsdale Road near the existing transmission line corridor.

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What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “My favourite series is the Goosebumps books. I like to get scared when I’m reading!” Who are your favourite authors? “My favourite authors are R.L. Stein and J. K. Rowling.” Accomplishments: “I did a school trip with my dad to El Salvador when I went to St. Mark High. This year I went on an exchange trip with my mom to Vancouver to the Tsleil Waututh Nation. I learned a lot about First Nations traditions. I also take music lessons.” Activities/Interests: “My interests are dance and music. I take dance lessons Propeller 8/3/18 8:54 with PM Page 1 Dance. Their motto is “Anyone Can Dance”, and everyone is wel-

come. I also sing with a group called Gleeceptional. It’s a choir for people with special needs. The leaders are Sam and Lisa. They are very caring and understanding. We do all sorts of activities together – even going to a camp at the end of the year. I love going to movies. I just saw The Incredibles. Thumbs up!”

liams Syndrome. We meet other people with Williams there and learn a lot. These conferences are always a happy place, because people there understand Williams. I wish other people would take the time to learn about types of disabilities, and spend time with people who have disabilities.”

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“People are surprised when they come in for the first time,” said Melanie Seed, assistant manager of the Natural Food Pantry in Barrhaven. “Maybe they aren’t sure what to expect, but they don’t realize that we are actually a grocery store. We aren’t just a specialty store selling products to people with special health needs or concerns. We are for everybody.” Natural Food Pantry in Barrhaven opened earlier this year. Located at 4325 Strandherd, in front of Costco, it is the company’s fourth store. At 11,000 square feet, it is also the largest in Ottawa – more than twice the size of the Kanata store. They also have locations in Billings Bridge and Westboro. Natural Food Pantry offers a diverse array of products including gluten free items, vegan-diabetic friendly products, bulk foods, supplements, organic meats, books, organic produce, natural body care, sports supplements, herbs, homeopathy, specialty food gourmet products and much more. Products are always fresh and ever evolving. In 2017, Natural Food Pantry launched its enhanced Natural Food

Pantry Education Initiative. Their goal has been to provide customers a unique experience by delivering current, dynamic and accurate nutrition and wellness information through in-store workshops, food demonstrations, store tours, events as well as online resources such as videos, blogs and recipes. This engaging initiative, is lead by Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Natasha Villeneuve. With 18 years of nutrition experience and a deep passion for health and wellness, her vision is to make this a fun, informative and an engaging opportunity for everyone. “We have been hosting workshops and special events, and they have been very popular with our customers,” Villeneuve said. “We had a great turnout for our grand opening, and it has grown from there.” In May, Natural Food

Pantry hosted a ladies’ night in Barrhaven that was a huge success. “We had speakers, music, food, make overs, massages, and a lot of things related to natural health and wellness,” she said. The event was hosted by the Natural Food Pantry Ambassador, Lianne Laing. “In the future, we are going to be running more mind/body/spirit events,” Villeneuve added. “We also have a teaching kitchen upstairs and will be running classes and workshops with the theme of cooking for health and wellness.”

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Natasha Villeneuve, Melanie Seed and Bruce Enloe are ready to make Barrhaven a healthier community at Natural Food Pantry. Jeff Morris photo

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Pantry continues from page 16 One of the special events is a back to school workshop on Sat., Sept. 22. “We will be focusing on back to school solutions for kids’ lunches, as well as having a speaker series,” Villeneuve said. There will also be a back-to-school cooking class hosted by Villeneuve Thurs., Aug. 30. Another area that has been a big hit at the Barrhaven Natural Food Pantry is its café and instore bakery. Most exciting is the introduction of their prepared meals by their inhouse Chef, Bruce Enloe. Bruce, a native of Texas, is well-known in the area as he is the former owner and chef at the Branch Restaurant in Kemptville. He was involved with the Two River’s Food Hub and focusses on local and sustainable food

Brandon who works in delivery logistics and instore. His sister Debra is the company finance manager. His mother and mother-in-law have both been taken out of retirement to help when needed and even his wife Laura and daughter Mikayla are often found supporting the stores when their schedules permit. Rick became a health and wellness leader in the industry and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. “We always have a nutritionist working at the store,” Seed said. Both she and Villeneuve are also certified nutritionists. “We hope people will come in and see what we have to offer. They will be pleasantly surprised.” For more information on Natural Food Pantry in Barrhaven, visit them online at naturalfood-

sourcing. Plans also include an education classroom/ teaching kitchen and hot and cold food bar. “I have a bit of an interesting background, as I have specialized in both Texas barbecue and vegan cooking,” he said. “We have some great options for people looking for meals for themselves or for their families. Our most popular item right now is our chicken kale Caesar wrap, which is a great item to pick up and have as a ready-to-go lunch or meal.” Natural Food Pantry prides themselves on being a family owned and operated local business. Owner Rick Payant’s sister, Jo-Anne is a buyer and the company office manager, his son Chris is the general manager of the warehouse, along with Rick’s nephew

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Season opener Nepean Midget Football Eagles quarterback Steven Kemp throws a pass in their NCAFA season opener against the defending champions from the Quebec Minor Football League, the Montreal North Shore Mustangs, Sunday afternoon at Millenium Field in Cumberland. The game was tied 6-6 midway through the fourth quarter before the Mustangs scored a pair of late touchdowns to win 21-6. “We went tow-to-tow with the best team in Montreal for more than three quarters,” said Eagles coach Carlos Blizzard after the game. The Tyke and Mosquito Eagles took part in jamborees Sunday in Kanata. The regular season kicks off for the other levels this weekend, as the Tyke, Mosquito and Pee Wee Eagles face the Bell Warriors, and the Bantam Eagles play in Cumberland. Jodi Parker photo

Ontario champs The Nepean Knights minor lacrosse team celebrated their gold medals from the 2018 Ontario Summer Games with Councillor Jan Harder and Mayor Jim Watson at the Walter Baker Centre last week. The Knights defeated Brampton in the final, played earlier this month in London, ON. Jeff Morris photo

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