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Barrhaven Hampton Inn, Longfields Square to be finished by 2019 By Jeff Morris Barrhaven Independent

Scaring the Dickens out of Barrhaven Some of the characters from the St. Mother Teresa production of Charles Dickens’‘A Christmas Carol,’ which will be staged this Thursday through Saturday at the school on Longfields Dr., were on hand at the Barrhaven BIA annual general meeting at Cedarhill Golf Club Wednesday night. The play runs Thurs., Dec. 14 through Dec. 16 at the school with a 7 p.m. performance each night, and a matinee performance on Sat., Dec. 16. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Barrhaven Independent photo by Mike Carroccetto

If all goes according to plan, the Hampton Inn and Suites in Barrhaven will be open in 2019. Plans for the six-storey hotel to be built near the Highway 416-Fallowfield Road interchange were unveiled Thurs., Dec. 6 at the Barrhaven BIA Annual General Meeting at the Cedarhill Golf Club. The timeline calls for the site plan and all approvals to be completed in 2018, with construction to begin in the late summer or fall of next year. The estimated time from first shovel to completion of the project is nine months. The hotel will include 100 rooms, meeting room space for up to 150 people, and an indoor swimming pool. “I grew up in Barrhaven and have lived here almost my entire life, and this is long overdue,” said Barrhaven BIA Executive Director Andrea Steenbakkers.

In addition to the plans for the hotel, Barrhaven business people in attendance also heard plans for Campanale’s new project, Longfields Square. Longfields Square is going to be a commercial plaza that will include 15 units. It will be built adjacent to The Station. The shopping plaza will give business owners a chance to own their commercial property rather than leasing it. The project is expected to make the area around The Station the heart of the Longfields community. The design also features a 30-foot clock tower. Although Longfields Square is not expected to open until 2019 and it does not yet have a launch date, there has already been significant interest in the project from possible occupants. The business units range from 900 to 1200 square feet in size.


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Veteran honoured - A new Barrhaven street is named for World War II vet Alex Polowin

Lucky to be alive Barrhaven dentist reflects on his battle with flesh-eating disease

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hampton continues from page 1 Barrhaven BIA Chair Jason MacDonald said that Barrhaven’s location has been the key element in the BIA’s attempt at attracting new career-level jobs to Barrhaven. “We are connected to two 400-series highways with a bridge over to the airport,” he said. “It doesn’t get any better for a location.” MacDonald added that the addition of the hotel, along with the amenities that the community already has along with the lifestyle it offers, makes it a “no brainer” for corporations looking to locate to the area. The evening concluded with a food and beverage showcase, featuring the fares of local businesses in Barrhaven. Cast members of the St. Mother Teresa High School play, A Christmas Carol, were in costume and in character, mingling with the crowd. The play, part of the Cappies program, runs through Saturday, Dec. 16 at the school.

Raj and Mina Patel are the owners of the Hampton Inn and Suites, a proposed hotel and conference centre in Barrhaven, across the road from CitiGate near the Hwy. 416 interchange. The Hotel still needs council approval. Once that is granted, it will take nine months to build, say the Patels. If everything goes smoothly, the hotel could be ready as soon as the spring of 2019. Mike Carroccetto photo

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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Local World War II veteran Alex Polowin ‘a hero without a cape’ LET’S TALK

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at the age of seventeen he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. Today many of us cannot even begin to imagine allowing a 17 year old son or daughter sign up for war. But these were different times and young Alex, impacted by what was happening to his relatives, made the brave decision to do his part. 1943 saw Alex in a boat whose mission was to do sweeps off the coast of Norway. These sweeps included chasing Nazi ships. In one mission, his boat was there to escort a convoy of ships and used as bait to be chased by the enemy. In the meantime, Nazi aircraft circled above the

ships spying on them. The mission was a success with the battleship Scharnhorst appearing and being fired upon and sunk by the British. D-Day was yet another memorable event. The goal was to search and stop enemy troops from landing. Three days after D-Day, the mission was successfully completed. They had caught a flotilla of Nazi ships and put them all out of commission. At 20 years old, Alex survived to see the end of the war and like so many men of his generation had to learn to adjust to a civilian life. Despite the horrors of war and the difficulties of finding a “normal” life post WWII, Alex found his way to becoming a successful self-employed insurance broker. In 2005, Alex received The Legion of Honour in the rank of Chevalier

A street in Barrhaven was recently named after local World War II veteran Alex Polowin.

from the French government for his service on naval convoys to Northern Russia. This honour was followed by other recognitions including the Russian Peace Medal and the Murmansk Run Medal for his service. Today he continues to share his war stories to new generations by speaking at schools and sharing his experience

hold at the tender age of 17 to join an unimaginable situation. For the sake of those like Alex, who sacrificed so much, it is important to remember that freedom comes at a very high price indeed. From death to injury and of course, lives forever changed. Thank you Mr. Alex Polowin for your selfless service to our country.

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Barrhaven dentist ‘lucky to be alive’ after battle with flesh eating disease By Jeff Morris As Barrhaven dentist Dean Liu watched the joy on the faces of his children at the Stonebridge Christmas Breakfast earlier this month, he knew he was lucky. “I shouldn’t be here,” he said. “I should be dead. Every day is a gift.

Christmas with the kids is very special.” Nearly four years ago, Liu survived a battle with necrotizing fasciitis. It is a flesh-eating disease brought on by a streptococcal infection. Liu was lucky to survive the infection, and it has been at the forefront of his mind lately. This month,

Smiling for Santa Santa was a popular man when he took time out of his busy schedule to attend the Stonebridge Christmas Family Breakfast at the Stonebridge Golf Club Sun., Dec. 3. Amberine and Rex Miranda, standing, were joined by their children, Niko, Kai and Matteo, along with Jenny Bouchard, left, and Stella Rix, who is sitting on Santa’s knee. Jeff Morris photo

nine people in London, Ontario have died from an outbreak of the same condition and disease that nearly claimed him. “I was lucky,” he said. “One day I had a cough and fever, and the next thing you know, I was fighting for my life.” In February, 2014, Liu had not been feeling well for a few days. He thought it was nothing more than a cold that he could not shake. He woke up on Feb. 9 having difficulty breathing. Within hours, he was clinging to life at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. He had Invasive Group A Strep. It was rapidly trying to kill him. Flesh-eating disease is one of the possible outcomes of the infection. Others include meningitis, pneumonia and toxic shock syndrome. Liu, an athletic person who plays rugby, volleyball, squash and races dragonboats, had his father, Peter, take him to the hospital while his wife stayed home with his two young sons. Doctors gave him chest x-rays and a CT Scan. They found nothing except that his throat was closing and he was having difficulty breathing. He was breathing through a half millimetre opening. The emergency room doctor at Queensway Carleton Hospital decided to intubate him so he could breathe. They

Dean Liu, top left, enjoyed the Stonebridge Family Christmas Breakfast with his family earlier this month. With him are his parents, Hellen and Peter, his wife, Chantal Secours, right, and his children, Kai, Pierce and Davis. Jeff Morris photo

kept Dean under observation in ICU. Peter said his son’s neck “ballooned to the size of a basketball” over the next three days. That’s when the doctor decided to investigate and found necrotizing fasciitis in this neck. “It was touch and go for a while whether he would make it,” Peter said. “We were very lucky.” Within a week, Liu regained consciousness and became aware of his surroundings. He then faced an extended period of oral antibiotics and rest. But went back to work after a month off. “It took me a while to process everything that

happened,” he said. “I lost a week of my life. I lost Valentine’s Day and my birthday, and I woke up on Family Day. I was lucky to come out of it with nothing more than a scar on my neck. The doctors at Queensway Carleton saved my life.” Since April of last year, the Middlesex-London Health Unit has reported 132 cases of the disease. The outbreak has seen about 15 per cent of the cases become flash-eating disease. The ninth death occurred in December. The health unit reported that at least half of the cases involved drug users or injectors, or people without stable

housing. While most cases involve contact from an infected person through nose and throat secretions, there has been an increase in cases where the patients have had no connection to the outbreak. “I asked Dr. Varghese at Queensway Carleton what the recurrence rate was of necrotising fasciitis was,” Liu said. “He said it was ‘very low. But most people who get it end up dead’. Once it starts. The statistics say you only have a 20-30 per cent chance of survival, and if you survive, you usually have an amputation or even multiple amputations. It’s also fast.”

MacLeod’s free pancake breakfast helps support Barrhaven Food Cupboard The Barrhaven community came together on Dec. 9 for a free pancake breakfast in support of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard. The annual event was hosted by NepeanCarleton MPP Lisa MacLeod. A proud supporter of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, MacLeod hosts the event yearly to raise donations and funds for the organization. She says the Food Cupboard feeds around 300 Barrhaven families monthly, and that number is continuing to rise. “Barrhaven is growing,” said MacLeod. “When I first started working for Jan Harder in 2000, (Barrhaven) was a lot of farm-

er’s fields. With massive growth means we have more people, and with more people that means that the percentage of people that are in need continues to grow.” She says some clients of the food cupboard are families where both parents are federal employees who have not been paid because of the Phoenix Pay System. Kevin Miller, the Vice President of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, says people don’t often think of the middle to upper class community of Barrhaven as an area where people are in need. He adds, however, that hunger affects everyone in all communities.

“There are lots of people in need in our community,” said Miller. “It’s important for events like this to spread the word and say that there are people in our community that need help.” He says events like this show the generosity and support Barrhaven offers. He also credits MacLeod for being a longstanding supporter of the food cupboard. This year, the breakfast raised $2100, and 39 turkeys were donated at the door. The Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club also donated an additional 40 turkeys. Miller says it is still possible to donate. Anyone who wishes to donate can

do so on the Barrhaven Food Cupboard website, or at their headquarters located in the Barrhaven United Church. Boston Pizza also has a turkey swap on until Dec. 22. Anyone who drops off a turkey at their Barrhaven location at 1682 Greenbank Rd. will receive a free large three topping pizza. Their goal this year was to receive 100 turkeys, yet have already surpassed that with 112 donated. Sixty-two turkeys were donated in 2016, and 33 in 2015. Miller thanks the community for being supportive, and sends a reminder that families still go hungry when it’s not the holidays.

Lisa MacLeod and Nepean Wildcats hockey players served up a free Christmas breakfast at the Barrhaven Legion last Saturday (Dec. 9). MacLeod asked attendees to bring food for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard. Mike Carroccetto photo

“Were only as successful as the community allows us to be,” said Miller. “Hunger does not have a calendar. While the holi-

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Local business owner says hopping locally is an investment in the community “Not enough people realize how important it is to shop locally,” says Barrhaven Trade Secrets owner Russ Arthurs. It’s a message, he says, that doesn’t get out there enough. “I think, as a business community and with the Barrhaven BIA, we need to send that message out more,” Arthurs said. “Local businesses provide young people in the community with jobs, they offer services to the community, they support local charities and events and teams. Sometimes, I wonder if people realize just how much they are helping the community at different levels when they do shop locally.” Arthurs’ store is a feel good story for the community. Although he is in a sea of bog box stores – many of which are corporately-owned – Arthurs has proven that with the right products and prices, and some aggressive marketing, a family business can still succeed in a tough economy.

The store is currently involved in the KISS 105.3 FM Purses for a Purpose campaign, where gently-used purses filled with feminine products are collected at Christmas for local women’s charities. Trade Secrets sponsors the program, and Arthurs made sure that the purses were topped up with samples and travel-sized items from his store. It’s one of several charity programs that Arthurs is involved with. Arthurs added that while his other stores at the Rideau Centre and Tanger Outlets have done well with the program, the Barrhaven store was off the charts with its support. “We had one woman come in, and she had started her own Facebook group and collected 70 purses to bring in,” he said. “That’s the kind of community Barrhaven is.” Customers can still drop gently-used purses off filled with feminine hygiene products through Sat., Dec. 16 at the store. The store has a number

of Christmas specials on now, and there will be Boxing Day and Boxing Week specials as well. “With so many people getting gift cards now, Boxing Week has become the time when our customers spend those gift cards,” he said While Trade Secrets is known for its appliances such as the Croc flat iron and the Mira-Curl, there are also changing trends in the marketplace. They carry a complete line of organic and environmentally-friendly products hair care products. There is also a salon in the store with an esthetician on staff. Among the salon services are laser hair removal, waxing and threading, which is becoming increasingly popular. In addition to the Purses for a Purpose Campaign, Trade Secrets is in its eighth year as a major sponsor of the Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade. Trade secrets also became a sponsor of the annual Barrhaven Run for Roger’s House last year. Every September, Trade

Trade Secrets Store Manager Courtney Mulligan fills a purse with items for the Purses for a Purpose Campaign. Jeff Morris photo

Secrets sponsors the “Give and Take” campaign that gives customers half off a new hair appliance for trading in an old one to donate to charity. Over the last two years, Trade Secrets stores in Ottawa

donated more than 1,000 lightly used hair appliances to local women’s shelters. “We have great customer service and an in-store warranty program that you won’t get anywhere else,” Arthurs said. “Also, when

people shop locally, they are investing in the community. As businesses, we invest back into the community. Those dollars are coming back into the community in a number of different ways.”

Heart and Crown celebrates three years with a New Year’s Eve bash It’s hard to believe that the Heart and Crown is about to celebrate its third anniversary already. For their regulars, its hard to believe that the popular Barrhaven Irish pub has not been around for decades. Heart and Crown opened up Dec. 29, 2014 next to Shoppers Drug Mart at Woodroffe and Strandherd. The space was quickly transformed from a Rogers cell phone store and cable service retailer to an authentic Irish pub. “When we opened up, we envisioned a neighbourhood pub where people could come in and enjoy the atmosphere and feel at home,” said Heart and Crown Manager Jeff Davis. “After three years, we have that. It’s a place where people come in and meet friends. Often, they come in and know people who are here. There have also been a lot of great friendships made in the pub.” Live music is another feature of the Heart and Crown that has made it a local destination. The transformations are still going on, as Davis points to the popular patio. One of the most popular bands that plays at Heart and Crown, the Lionyls, will be back for their third straight New Year’s Eve. The band is well-known in Barrhaven, having played at the Barrhaven Canada Day and, most recently, at the R-Nation Party at the Grey Cup Festival.

“People don’t want to have to go downtown for a night out,” Davis said. “We have a great pub and good food, and great live music.” Davis said that a new menu will be rolled out in the new year, but said that with the winter months here, there are some favourites on the menu to help stay warm. “The Guiness stew is really popular right now, and so are the seafood chowder and fish and chips,” Davis said. The restaurant also offers a kids menu that includes fish sticks, grilled chicken and grilled cheese sandwiches. One thing that is new for the winter are late afternoon drink specials. From 3-6 p.m., Heart and Crown offers $5 domestic draft, house wine or rail liquor. They also have buckets of Corona with five bottles of beer for $25, and half-price apps. “We just introduced this about three weeks ago, and it has been very popular,” said Davis. “We have a lot of people stop in after work for a beer or to unwind. Sometimes groups will come in after work. We get a lot of teachers who will come in after school, and we get a lot of people from the RCMP here. At lunch time, we have been busy with the RCMP people coming in.” The patio at the Heart and Crown has also become a popular spot. “It has become a popular space for us,” Davis said. “We are adding plexi-

glass windows, and there is a covered awning and heat. There will be three months in a year where we won’t be able to open the patio, but for the rest of the year, the space is available when we need it.” Heart and Crown offers a wide range of domestic, imported and craft beers on top. Their drink menu includes the staples, as well as some popular beertales, including their Belfast Mule and Irish Manhattan. While the Heart and Crown is a meeting place for the community, the pub has also ben active in supporting the community. They have supported a number of community initiatives, including the Rowan’s Legacy Golf Tournament and the Barrhaven BIA 4-on-4 ball hockey tournament. They are also a sponsor of the annual Santa Claus Parade in Barrhaven, and were busy both before and after the event. “A lot of people come in for dinner before the parade or come in for an Irish coffee or a dessert after the parade,” Davis said. “It’s a great event that brings the community together.” One thing that Davis is especially proud of is that the pub is locally owned. Davis grew up in Barrhaven, and loves the fact that it is not a chain or franchise restaurant. There are three Heart and Crowns in Ottawa and everything is local. “We use local food and

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An ugly deal Our phone rang off the hook last week. “Are you shutting down?” The answer is no. A number of Metroland papers were purchased in a swap with Postmedia last week. Postmedia obtained the ownership of these community newspapers, and promptly announced they would be shut down by the first week of January. In turn, Metroland acquired a number of newspapers from Postmedia in the GTA and southern Ontario. We are not a Metroland newspaper. We are Barrhaven-owned and Barrhaven-staffed. We are part of the community, we support businesses in the community, and we serve the community. Our newspaper and our social media efforts reflect the heartbeat of Barrhaven. So is this corporate deal a sign that newspapers are dying? Absolutely not. This was nothing more than a market share swap. Some of these Metroland newspapers had absolutely no investment or connection to their communities. The Nepean-Barrhaven News rarely had any mention of Barrhaven in its editorial pages. Local content was not part of their business model. Their model in these markets was to be a flyer distribution company, and those newspapers served as a vehicle to distribute flyers. Postmedia does not need them. Unfortunately, not all Metroland newspapers were like that. The Kanata Kourier-Standard and the Stittsville News were robust, healthy, true community newspapers. Their elimination is a shame and a disservice to those communities. Orleans Star owner and publisher Fred Sherwin joined me on CBC Morning Radio Wednesday to discuss the state of the newspaper industry. We were invited to talk about the community newspaper business and to respond to comments made by Postmedia Grand Poobah Paul Godfrey that their community newspaper closures were another indication of a dying industry. Nothing could be further from accurate, especially after Postmedia reported a $40 million profit in their fourth quarter earlier this year. Godfrey said all he needed to say when he mentioned having to be accountable to the American hedge fund that controls the majority of shares in the company. We, on the other hand, are accountable to ourselves, and most of all, to you. The awful part of this whole mess is that hundreds of people – many of them friends, colleagues and people who used to work for us – will lose their jobs. Merry Christmas. Could this sleazy deal not have waited until March? Independent research missioned by the Ontario Community Newspaper Association came back this year with the news that 82 per cent of people read their community newspaper every week. More than 60 per cent read it in print, and many read it digitally. The majority read it in multiple formats. Our newspaper is printed, it is available digitally, and it is put up on our Facebook page. Regardless of what happens with Metroland and Postmedia, we will ramp up our local coverage and our commitment to the community. This is not an opportunity for us. It is a responsibility. And don’t ever buy into the notion that nobody reads newspapers any more. After all, you are reading one now. JM

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Ed Laverty, known in the community as “The Godfather of Touch Football”, was celebrated by hundreds at Tudor Hall in Ottawa last week. Laverty was responsible for the formation of Touch Football Canada, and was responsible for growing the game and popularizing touch football to girls and women in Barrhaven and the area. Mike Carroccetto photo

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How do you measure a person’s worth, or the women. Tournaments would become another definimpact they have had on those around them? Some will say that the quality of a person is ing feature of Ed’s life. Trudy, was always there revealed by the number of people who attend to help him organize and run things. Tammy his or her funeral. You can go a level deeper than would always be there, helping out. So would that, and add a variable of how people act at the Ed’s son, Gordie, who has remained actively involved in touch football through the years in a funeral. I thought about that last week, as I was number of capacities. While Papi had been the quarterback and Ed among the hundreds upon hundreds of people had been a receiver, Ed evensausaged into Tudor Hall by the Ottawa Airport for Ed LavFROM THE tually decided to start his own team and play quarterback. erty’s celebration of life. Yes, The rivalry between Ed’s it is sad that our old friend is Fitzsimmons Bombers and gone. But if there was a meSilver Bullets and Lanthier’s morial version of rock-paperValiquette Alouettes would scissors, smiles and laughter become local legend. The both obliterated tears. by Jeff Morris two buddies wanted nothEd Laverty was a man of passion. He loved his family, ing more than to be the best he loved his friends. He loved playing touch team in the city, which often meant being the football. He loved to win because he was com- best in the country. Ed would take his team to petitive. But most of all, he loved his wonderful tournaments in Toronto and Hamilton, and to Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. life that all of those things were a part of. As the Ottawa Nepean Touch Football League Ed had thousands upon thousands of friends, and he had time for every one of them. would eventually just become the Ottawa Touch He has been the face and voice of touch foot- Football League, Ed would rely heavily on the ball, not just in Ottawa, but in Canada, for the support from his family to nurture it. It would past 50 years. He has grown the sport, not just have more than 100 teams in five divisions, through attracting hundreds of teams, but providing recreational and competitive opporthrough involving and teaching female players. tunities for thousands of local players through He has organized and hosted countless tourna- the years. Ed and Papi and their friends never ments that have drawn thousands of players to would have imagined that those games at ShilOttawa. He is also responsible for the formation lington Park would lead to something this big. Trudy loves to tell the story of their wedding of Touch Football Canada. Ed grew up on military bases in Canada in day to put Ed’s life into perspective. Germany. He fell in love with football as a kid “On our wedding day, Ed and Papi were out living on Rockcliffe Base, going to Lansdowne playing football,” she said. “He was late for our Park to watch his favourite player, Bobby Simp- wedding. There I am, standing there at the son. He played football for Rideau High School, church, waiting for him. I asked, ‘Where were and after practice, he would play touch football you?’ He just looked at me and smiled, and with his friends. said, ‘We Won!’ That pretty much sums up our One day in 1963, Ed stumbled upon a group lives.” of guys and his world opened up. That’s the day The last time we saw Ed was in the sumhe met Papi Lanthier. Papi and some friends mer. The Diva and I were at Tammy’s wedding were playing touch football, and Ed was invited reception in North Gower. Ed was suffering to join them. They had started a little league, from dementia and Alzheimer’s. We could see which they called the Ottawa Nepean Touch that he was fading, but we also saw the spark Football League. Ed’s initial involvement in the in his eyes when he smiled. We had a good organization was to organize the league’s ban- chat. We were thankful that we caught him in quet, which was held at the same Tudor Hall he a good moment. Over the next few months, we was being celebrated at. He fed Kentucky Fried watched the roller coaster as Tammy posted Chicken to 100 people. pictures on Facebook and kept us updated. It Soon, the league would grow. Ed’s role ex- was always positive. But we could only watch, panded. League founder Eden Windish would helplessly, knowing what was to come. ask Ed to take over the organization of the At the celebration of Ed’s life, the room was league. He added more divisions so that more filled with stories and smiles as memories of people could play at different levels. He created Ed were shared. Everyone in the room remema women’s division to attract more players. He bered the first time they had met Ed, and how would become instrumental in exposing girls their friendship with him grew. and women to the game. He coached a team On the way home, I imagined Ed in heaven. that included his wife, Trudy, and daughter, Do they have a touch football league? If they Tammy. For generations, Ed was actively in- do, I wonder if Jesus is okay with moving to revolved in promoting touch football to girls and ceiver now that Ed is there to play quarterback.


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Achieving results for all Canadians and residents of Nepean Since taking office, our government has fulfilled many of its promises: • Passed the Middle Class Tax Cut to bring relief to more than 9 million Canadians. • Introduced the Canada Child Benefit • Simplified the Canada Student Loans • Repealed unfair provisions of Bill C-24 in the Citizenship Act • Strengthened the Canada Pension Plan • Invested $2.97 billion in public transit infrastructure in Ontario

In addition... • Created 77,000 jobs across the country, including over 200 in Nepean through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Our riding received $673,000 in funding! • Created the MP Chandra Arya Outstanding Achievement award and gave Kindle e-readers and $500 cash awards to graduating students at 23 elementary, middle and high schools in Nepean. • Consulted constituents on key issues such as Budget 2016, Climate Change and Electoral Reform. We are planning several more town halls as well.

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Barrhaven blueliner believes Raiders can go deep into CCHL playoffs By Mike Carroccetto Barrhaven Independent In late October, Noah Rowe was traded to the CCHL’s Nepean Raiders. The 6’2” righthanded shooter from Barrhaven has slid into the Raiders top defence-pairing nicely with team captain, and fellow Barrhavenite, Corey Tam. The Barrhaven Independent recently held a One-on-One interview with the smoothskating 1998-born defenceman: Barrhaven Independent: Tell us a little bit about your hockey career? Noah Rowe: I started with the West End Wolverines under Marc Power, who is still my skating coach to this day. I moved to Nepean Minor Hockey Assoc. where I played competitive all the way to Major Peewee. We won the Bell Capital Cup, but lost the ODMHA finals. Next, I made Minor Bantam Sens AAA and was the captain that season. I played three seasons with the Sens AAA. When I was 16, I played Junior B (Ottawa West Golden Knights) where we lost in the division finals. At 17, I split the year with the Golden Knights (CCHL2) and Kemptville 73’s (CCHL). Last year, I played the whole season with the 73’s. We lost in the semi-final. BI: Do you have favourite coach from your minor hockey

days? NR: Mike Coldham, my assistant coach in Major Bantam (Sens AAA). At that point, I had kind of fallen out of love with the game. Mike saw it right away and worked with me. He got me right back into it. To this day, he still emails me and offers additional coaching for me. BI: What is your favourite number? NR: My favourite number is 6. In Nepean, it was taken, so I am wearing No. 5 now. BI: You’ve been paired with captain Corey Tam. NR: Yes, I wasn’t sure how the transition would go with the new team but (coach Darcy Findlay) gave me an opportunity to play with Corey and I believe it’s been going well. He’s a great defenceman, very good with the puck. It makes my job easier. BI: What are your goals for this season with the Raiders? NR: To go deep into the playoffs. I believe our team can make it to the CCHL semifinals. BI: Where do you go to school? NR: I am studying Civil Engineering part-time at uOttawa. BI: Tell us about playing with the Raiders? NR: Being a Nepean boy it’s pretty neat to play for the team you watched growing up and

looked up to. Also one of my best friends from high school, Geoff Dempster, plays on the team so I’m happy to be playing with him. BI: Do you have one or two favourite hockey memories? NR: The first one was in grade 10 at the York Invitational Classic, with all the top high school teams in Ontario. We got a week away from school to go play hockey in Toronto. My roommate was my best friend, Will Bitten, and our team scored in double overtime goal to win the whole tournament. In grade 11, at the Franco-Ontarien, we lost in the finals to (Navan Grads captain) Zach Salloum’s team. I still hear it from him on the ice to this day. BI: Favourite home-cooked meal? NR: I have a lot of favourites, but I’d say the salmon my mom makes with a lemon and dill sauce. She serves it with a side of rice and broccoli. BI: Your favourite Barrhaven restaurant? NR: I don’t eat out often, but I would say Boston Pizza. I’ve been going there since I was a kid. My go-to meal there is definitely spaghetti and meatballs. BI: Have you ever lived anywhere else? NR: Yes. My dad is in the Canadian Forces. I lived in Trenton until I was 2 and then

Noah Rowe, of Barrhaven, was traded to his home-town Nepean Raiders in late October. The 19-year-old Rowe says he patterns his game after Montreal Canadiens’ star Shea Weber. He has scored seven points (3G, 4A) since the trade. Mike Carroccetto photo

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Evelyn Torley receives the Nepean Eagles Football Club Volunteer of the Year Award at the club’s Volunteer Appreciation Night at Broadway Bar and Grill in Barrhaven Sat., Dec. 2. Torley, who serves as both the treasurer and registrar of the association, has been an instrumental figure in operating the club behind the scenes for the past 17 years. She accepted the award from Nepean Eagles Football Club President Steve Dean.

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Tickets for 11th Annual Maddy’s Gala on sale now Tickets for the 11th Annual Maddy’s Gala are now on sale. The event started in 2008 as a celebration of the life of Maddy Otto, a five-year-old girl from Barrhaven who lost her life just two days after an inoperable tumor on her brainstem was discovered. This year’s event is Sat., Feb. 17 at the Brookstreet Hotel. Maddy had been with her parents, Dean and Jeanine, and her older sister, Hannah, at the family cottage. She awoke from a nap and her parents noticed something was wrong with her. They drove back to Ottawa and went to CHEO, where a CT Scan and an MRI revealed the inoperable and terminal tumor. Maddy was admitted to Roger’s House, where she passed away peacefully surrounded by her family

and friends. The first Maddy’s Gala was a gathering of people close to the Ottawa family, and it raised $10,000 for Roger’s House. From there, the gala has grown and taken on a life of its own. Through the gala and other Sens Foundation events, the Otto family have become champions for Roger’s House and have raised close to a half million dollars as a legacy for their little girl. “Our lives changed forever in an instant,” said Jeanine Otto, Maddy’s mother. “At one moment, we are with a lively little girl with her infectious smile. And suddenly, she’s gone.” Jeanine said that when Maddy went to Roger’s House, she had no idea what it was. She had heard of it, but did not know about the hospice for children and the services they offer.

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Dean and Jeanine Otto of Barrhaven will be hosting the 11th annual Maddy’s Gala, in honour of their daughter, Maddy, who passed away at Roger’s House from an inoperable brainstem tumour.

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Local Resident Don Winchester receives the Mayor’s City Builder Award Local resident and advocate for seniors in the community, Don Winchester was awarded the Mayor’s City Builder Award last week at City Hall. The City Builder Award is a civic honour created to recognize an individual, group or organization that has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to making our city a better place. Don has been active in the community since moving to Ottawa from Calgary in 2011. He


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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Royale Equestrian Centre brings ‘the magic of horses’ to Barrhaven

If you have ever travelled north from Barrhaven into the city by bus or car, you would have noticed the horses. To some, they are a tranquil reminder that Barrhaven is just removed enough from the rest of the city’s hustle and bustle. But for a number of youths and adults in the community who love to ride, the horses represent an emotional connection that can only be gained through an animal. “It’s hard to believe we have been here 10 years,” said Emily Bertrand of the Royale Equestrian Centre, located on Woodroffe Avenue across from the Fallowfield Train Station. “Time flies. There are days when it feels like we just opened.” Royale Equestrian Centre is a family-run farm owned by Bertrand and her mother, Dawn Patterson. They opened in July, 2007. There are 40 horses at the farm, and the facilities include an indoor arena. The well-trained, experienced staff offer a number of riding programs for all levels and

ages. “We are passionate about horses and love to share our passion with others,” said Bertrand. “We are committed to the care and wellbeing of our horses as well as providing our riders with many great opportunities to allow them to learn, grow, and achieve their goals while creating lasting memories, friendships, and having lots of fun along the way.” While Royale Equestrian is promoting riding lessons as an ideal Christmas gift, they are also running a camp before kids return to school in January. The camp runs from Jan. 2-5 at the farm. They are also running a March Break camp, as well as their Tiny Tots, Young Horse Lovers, Introduction to Youth Horse Back Riding, Learn to Ride Ponies, Youth Competitive Program, and more. While teaching children, adults and families to ride is a primary objective of the program, there are other benefits from things that can’t be taught. “Especially for kids,

the emotional connections they make with the horses are special,” Bertrand said. “There is nothing like it. They create a special bond. It is one that kids will grow up with and will remember forever. It’s magical.” Bertrand also said that the stable has a unique and enjoyable culture that kids and families love to be a part of. “We have happy, quality, well trained horses,” said Bertrand. “We provide horse owners and riders with a fun, safe, educational place to ride, where you will become a part of the Royale Equestrian Centre Family and Culture. The people here are very friendly and supportive. It’s a great environment to be a part of. What makes our place truly special is all the wonderful people at our farm that are here to learn, enjoy, and share our passion for horses.” The farm also offers birthday parties and programs for groups such as guides and scouts, youth sports teams, home school groups, and other youth

groups. “All levels and ages of abilities are welcome. and we are very blessed to have an outstanding support team and great social network,” said Bertrand. “We offer many fun educational sessions and social gatherings for our riders. Each month, we plan something to appeal to each of our groups from recreational adult riders to, teens who want to pursue a career in the equine industry. “Our goal is to offer our local community the opportunity to experience the magic of horses.” For more information on Royale Equestrian Centre, visit them online at Emily Bertrand is shown riding in the indoor arena at the Royale Equestrian Centre. The Royale Equestrian Centre, located on Woodroffe Ave. at Fallowfield Road in Barrhaven, offers riding lessons for all levels and ages. They are running a kids’ riding camp from Jan. 2-5, as well as a March Break Camp in addition to their full slate of children and adult programs.

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FRIDAY, December 15, 2017 Page 15

St. Pius students hold art vernissage in support of Ruiter Farm By Charlie Senack Students from St. Pius X High School held their first art vernissage at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre on Dec. 9, and decided to donate most of their earnings to a well-known Barrhaven family. For the past few months, selected Visual Art students from grades 10 and 12 worked with Jamaal Jackson Rogers, the Poet Laureate of Ottawa, on an art showcase that would feature some of the students best art. “Jamaal and I got together in early September, and every week he met with my grade 12 class and brainstormed what type of event we were going to host,” said Julie Gant, Pius’ Art Department Head. Gant says throughout the past few months multiple artists have come in to show their artwork to the

class, and teach them new skills. In September, 80 cows died after a devastating fire at the Black Rapids Farm, operated by the Ruiter family. The students decided it would be a good idea to donate the earnings to the Ruiter’s, a family that has been a part of the St. Pius community for generations. “The Ruiter family are deeply rooted in St. Pius and I know it was moving for them that the Pius community would come and help them through this difficult time,” said Councillor Rick Chiarelli. Chiarelli, a St. Pius grad said the school has always been known throughout the community as a school that gives back, and was in attendance at the vernissage to show his support. Each student had a different theme in their artwork, and selected pieces

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were entered into a silent auction. Abby Salvatore, a Grade 12 student, had a unique and interesting concept with her pieces, she used cool tones which are often portrayed as sad colours, and wanted to give them a more fun and happy vibe.

Haylee Kearney, Grade 10, did the opposite. She had five pieces of artwork on display, and used brighter colours. Two of her pieces of artwork were entered into the silent auction. Jamaal Jackson Rogers says he is proud of the work the students accom-

plished over a short period of time, and says he is glad the money raised is going towards a family in the school community. “It takes a lot of dedication to commit to a long term goal (but) they stuck with it,” said Jackson Rogers. “We filled up the space with

beautiful art.” He hopes that he will be able to run this program in other classes, and that more schools will get involved. There is no final estimate on how much money was raised to help the Ruiter family rebuild, but Julie Gant says it is over $1000.

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