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Sweet 16 Family and friends of the late Maddy Otto of Barrhaven gathered at Pinecrest Cemetery to release balloons to celebrate what would have been her 16th birthday. Maddy passed away at the age of five in 2007 at Roger’s House just two days after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Since her passing, her family has raised three quarters of a million dollars for Roger’s House in her memory. For more on Maddy Otto, see From the Other Side on page 6. Jeff Morris photo

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Barrhaven Legion Branch # 641 raises 16,000 pairs of socks for the homeless It takes many people to facilitate giving 16,000 pairs of socks to homeless men, women and children in our community. These people donate socks, the volunteers gather, organize and package socks and community service organizations pass the socks along to their clients. For many, being able to open a drawer and choose a pair of dry, warm, clean socks is taken for granted. For many others, this is a comfort they do not enjoy. This is the third year that David and Marion Rattray have spearheaded the Barrhaven Legion

Branch #641 community initiative and the second year that they have been joined as partners in this endeavour by fellow Branch members, Dave and Debi Sereda. With a very late start in the first year, less than 1,000 pairs of socks were collected. In 2016 the goal of 5,000 was surpassed and 12,000 pairs were collected. This year, the team was thrilled to collect more than 16,000 pairs of socks. Representatives from the Ottawa Mission, Shepherds of Good Hope, Operation Come Home, Ottawa Innercity Ministries, St. Joe’s

Women’s Centre, Youville Centre, Cornerstone and the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health were on hand to receive their socks donations. Each representative provided a brief presentation on their work in the community and expressed their gratitude for the donations. In addition, hundreds of socks were also collected for several women’s shelters and they have been delivered separately and privately. The team was pleased to welcome Giant Tiger this year as a corporate sponsor. Senior Man-

David and Marion Rattray, Councillor Jan Harder, Giant Tiger brand manager Alison Scarlett, Barrhaven Legion President Bert Boehme, Debi and Dave Sereda and Councillor Michael Qaqish pose with more than 16,000 socks that were collected by the Barrhaven Legion community initiative to benefit local charities.

ager, Brand Communications for Giant Tiger, Alison Scarlett attended the event which was held on

Monday, December 18 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #641. Alison shared how proud she

and Giant Tiger were to be supporters of this important Legion community project.


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g n i r u Bachelor and bachelorette ideas! t a e F Affordable bachelor and bachelorette party ideas Weddings can be expensive. Various sources estimate the average cost of weddings is anywhere from $26,000 to $31,000. Couples and their parents may bear the brunt of wedding expenses, but those who have accepted a role in the wedding party also can expect their share of expenses. Taking into account gifts, wardrobes, makeup, bridal showers, and travel, including getting to and from the bachelor/ bachelorette party, bridal party members are on the hook for a lot of money when their friends or family members tie the knot. Many men and women like to travel for their bachelor/bachelorette parties, and costconscious bridal party members may be

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concerned about how expensive such parties can be. Pulling out all the stops can be exciting, but there’s no guarantee these types of parties will be more enjoyable than simpler soirées. Taking steps to control costs can help cost-conscious couples and their friends. The following are some affordable ideas that can be fun for all involved. · Local Bar, pub or tavern crawl: Partygoers typically want to enjoy a night out on the town, and traveling from one establishment to another can be a fun way to do just that. Everyone invited can set themselves apart with a signature item (hat, T-shirt, or colored clothing), and make the rounds.


· Attend a group event: Group events include sporting events, concerts, theater shows, or a night at a comedy club. Investigate discounted tickets for large groups. · Belt out the tunes: Open mic nights at restaurants, bars and other establishments around town may make for a fun way for friends to share a few laughs together. Participants need not be professional singers to join in on the festivities. · Dinner party: Hire a caterer to visit your house and prepare a meal for guests. Serve a signature cocktail and let the conversation flow. Bachelor and bachelorette parties can be affordable without sacrificing fun.

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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Vintner’s Cellar made 2017 a great year for wine in Barrhaven

Sometimes, Anthony Prosty has a hard time believing that Vintner’s Cellar has already been in business for one year. “Time has really flown by,” he said. Anthony is celebrating the first anniversary of his business with a special promotion for $20 off a batch of wine as a sincere THANK-YOU to all his customers. Although the offer is available to all customers until the end of March, Anthony is hoping that new customers will come to his location at Fallowfield and Woodroffe to see what Vintner’s Cellar has to offer. “It took a few months to build it up, but it has been awesome,” said Anthony. “Most of my customers are repeat customers, and it has been great to get to know them all.” Anthony’s business has seen rapid growth mainly due to the quality of the wine at Vintner’s Cellar. “I know that we are the closest thing to a commercial winery in the city,” he said matter-of-factly. “It has to do with the process in our wine making. We have the highest quality of juices on the market, and we use a six-week brewing process rather than a four-week process.” Anthony has always wanted to be in business for himself, and he had always envisioned doing something in the food and beverage industry. It stems from his enjoyment of cooking, especially for friends. After graduating from university, he spent six years in retail and then another 15 in high tech. “I went through the boom and then the bust,” he said. “After that, I knew I wanted my own shop.” The idea for opening Vintner’s Cellar started after he bought wine at a make-your-own wine shop. “I realized that there was no longer a brew on premise in Barrhaven and said to myself that this was my opportunity. The

one thing that I remember, though, was that the wine I bought was not very good. I wanted to have a product that was high quality.” Once the seed was planted in his mind, his passion for the business helped fast track it off the ground. “Within a month, I had a complete business plan and I started investigating going with a franchise or doing it 100 per cent by myself,” he said. “Quickly I realized that I did not know how to set up a production floor nor what to buy and where to buy it.” Anthony investigated a number of different franchises, and decided that Vintner’s Cellar out of Toronto was the best fit. “After a talk with the franchisor I went to one of the stores and bought five batches of wine,” he said. “It was fantastic. It was consistent, and the quality was exceptional. I thought it was as good or even better than many that I have had at the LCBO – certainly on par with some very good wines.” Anthony said that Vint-

ner’s Cellar has been extremely helpful to him. He received extensive training, and the company has been very supportive “and is just a phone call away.” The products carry a guarantee where if the customer is not satisfied, the product will be replaced. “We haven’t had to do that very often at all,” Anthony said. Vintner’s Cellar has 60 different wines to choose from. Each batch of wine makes 29-30 750 ml bottles. The prices range from $120 to $250 per batch. “Quality through and through is the Vintner’s Cellar way,” said Anthony. “Regardless of the quality level of wine that you choose, we allow six weeks to process the wine, which includes at least four weeks devoted to fermentation. This extended fermentation time ensures that the sugars turn into alcohol and you get a true wine taste instead of a sweet cooler.” The process of making wine is very simple. Customers select their wine with the help of the experts, and then start the fermentation pro-

cess. Then in six weeks, customers come in and bottle and cork their wine with Anthony’s help. Customers can even custom make their labels, which is included in the price. “Our most popular quality level wine is our Supreme 100% juice,” Anthony said. “This comes in over 40 varieties of wine and since it is 100% juice, it has a very high amount of natural sugar. Therefore, your wine is not only smooth, but it also it also has a fairly high alcohol level.” Anthony said that within a year, he has gotten to know most of his customers quite well. He said they have become more than customers and are almost like consultants. “They give me tremendous feedback on everything they try,” he said. “And many of them like their wine and recommend us to their friends. Some of the customers have go-to wines that they order time and time again, while some like to experiment and try different wines each time. We often talk about aging,

Anthony Prosty is celebrating his first anniversary in business at Vintner’s Cellar in Barrhaven with a sale of $20 off each batch of wine from now until March 31.

storing, tannin levels, histamines and sulfates”. Anthony reads a lot about wine so as to aid his customer in their selection. Anthony said that it is during the bottling process that he gets to know his customers and what they like. “Truly, I’ve never had so much fun at ‘work’ in my life,” he said. “Customers come in with a grin and they are happy to select their wine. Six weeks later, we spend half

an hour together bottling the wine and just talking about wine. That’s important time that we have together. We have been successful because we build relationships, and that’s when we really get to know our customers and build those relationships.” For more information, visit Vintner’s Cellar at 3350 Fallowfield Road (at Woodroffe), call 613.818.8785 or email

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Annual ‘Winter in Brrrhaven’ festivities set for Sat., Feb. 3 at Larkin Park Happy New Year Barrhaven, I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable Christmas and New Years. Did you know that the Barrhaven BIA has launched a brand new website with a community calendar! This is a central place for Barrhaven residents to find out about BBIA events and other events happening in our community. This is our community hub- the go-to place to find out what is happening in Barrhaven. Visit for more information.

Mammoth Used Book Sale

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. Proceeds benefit the Ottawa Public Library. Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 10am - 2pm at 100 Tallwood Drive. Free parking onsite, cash only.

Winter in Brrrhaven

Bundle up for “Winter in Brrrhaven” on February 3rd at 11am 2pm. Shake off the winter blues with a hot bowl of chili, a steaming cup of hot chocolate and join in the many activities that are lined up for the whole family to enjoy. Bring your skates for the outdoor rink. Enjoy the hilarious musical stylings of children’s entertainer Yaki! Get a taste of the competition in the chili cook-off. Support the invaluable work of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard with a cash donation. For further information contact or

Great Things To Do In And Around Ottawa

Snowshoe under the stars in Gatineau Park! Follow a Friends of Gatineau Park nature interpreter to learn about the winter flora and fauna along a 3km hike. Friday night treks start Friday and continue through to the end of the season. Note that some museums in the city will close for annual maintenance between Monday, January 8th and Friday, January 12th. Museums that will be closed during this time include: the Canadian War Museum, the Canadian Musem of History, and the Canadian Museum of Nature. The National Gallery of Canada is also closed between Monday, January 8 and Monday, January 22nd.

Maddy’s Gala

On February 17th at 6pm - 11:30pm. Maddy’s Gala is a fundraiser hosted by Jeanine, Dean and Hannah Otto. The event raises money for Roger Neilson House. Their daughter Maddy passed away there very suddenly 10 years ago due to an inoperable brain tumor. The Ottos have decided to turn their negative into a positive and give back. To date they have donated over $580,000 to Roger Neilson House.

Ottawa Children’s Gala

The 8th annual Ottawa Children’s Gala presented by Urbandale Construction is being held in support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Concussion Clinic program. The program works in collaboration with many community partners who deliver injury prevention programming. On February 24th, 2018,


BARRHAVEN by Jan Harder the doors will open at 4pm to enjoy the cocktails with live ambient music at the new Infinity Convention Centre. Walk down the red carpet to have your photo taken with your family, get your face painted and enjoy the evening with performances by local talent. This year’s theme is Vintage Cirque! We are pleased to announce that the evening will be hosted by Angie Poirier of MAJIC100’s Morning Show! We have expanded our social media outreach this year and you can now find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube! Be sure to follow us and keep up to date on all the things we have planned for 2018’s Ottawa Children’s Gala! Visit:

Annual Barrhaven Community Networking Breakfast for Charity

Join the BIA, along with organizing partners; Barrhaven Lions Club, Barrhaven Legion Branch 641, South Nepean Rotary Club and the West Ottawa Board of Trade for the Barrhaven Community Networking Breakfast on February 28th, from 7am - 9am, at the Cedarhill Golf Club, 56 Cedarhill Drive.

Top Shelf Youth 4 on 4 Ball Hockey Tournament

Top Shelf Youth 4 on 4 Ball Hockey Tournament will take place on Saturday May 26th, 2018 at the Cedarview Alliance church. This outdoor tournament is

comprised of the following age categories. 7-8 years 9-10 years 1112 years and Minor Bantam and Major Bantam divisions. There will be an 8 team maximum in each age division with a 6 player per team limit. This is a 3 game guarantee tournament. Take advantage of the EARLY BIRD rate in effect until February 28th, 2018 of $150.00 per team: Registration is on-line @ If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please visit the website: www.

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Community Police Officer Message

January is the time of year that many people leave this winter wonderland and head south for a few weeks or even a few months. Please be mindful before you leave to ensure your home has been left as safe as it possibly can. Below are some safety tips to remember: Here are some tips to make your home appear occupied: - Don’t post on social media that you are going away. Also, avoid posting those amazing vacation photos until you have returned home. Have someone

shovel the driveway and collect the mail - Take out the garbage - Set some lights on timers (set the timer to random, if possible) If you’ve purchased valuables items like electronics, cut up the boxes so as not to advertise that you have these expensive items. This is especially something to keep in mind around the holiday season. Also, ask a neighbour to check on the house regularly. Due to the cold temperature, if a window is broken, it won’t take long for the house to cool down which may cause other problems. Be a good neighbour. Keep an eye out for each other. Know your neighbour if you haven’t taken the time to introduce yourself.


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Following the Trail Something is foul in Half Moon Bay. Residents in the community have been complaining about the smells coming from the Trail Road Landfill Site since the summer. The smell, like a long Ottawa Senators slump, just seems to keep lingering and won’t go away. Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder has received numerous complaints about the odors since last summer. She is working with city staff to find solutions to the problem. She was told by city staff that the likely cause in the increase in odor was the increased amount of precipitation last summer. The province has three-kilometre buffer zones around landfill sites. The Half Moon Bay community is outside that three-kilometre perimeter. The odors were never really a concern to residents of the community until this year. They are hoping that it is something that is a temporary problem. Scientifically, the extra moisture creates more bacteria. This speeds up the decomposition and liquification of the garbage, creating the odours. Harder, always able to put things beautifully into layman’s terms, referred to it in a CBC interview as “garbage juice.” It is the garbage juice that is creating the gasses that are escaping into the air and causing the problems in Half Moon Bay. This month, the city is introducing a pilot project to try and reduce the odours coming from the landfill site. They are installing a new system around the landfill to try and capture the gases. In the meantime, Harder is encouraging residents to use their green bins, as many of the decomposing items causing the smell are from rotting food. While there is a bit of a wait-and-see as to how the pilot project will work, the implications of the problem are serious. Harder is aware of that, and knowing the relentless fighter and champion of the community is, we know she is on it. The most serious consequences are in the real estate market. While the BIA is doing an exceptional job in trying to attract corporate-level jobs to Barrhaven, the meat and potatoes of business in Barrhaven is development and real estate. Home owners in Half Moon Bay have made the biggest investment of their lives by buying homes in Half Moon Bay. The real estate industry and developments are counting on this problem to be solved. A market collapse in that community may be a stretch, but no one wants to see a stigma attached to Half Moon Bay that could lead to homes losing their values and new builds sitting vacant. In the mean time, we can all just sit tight. And maybe pick up some Fabreze on our next trip to the store. BARRHAVEN

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A winter sky filled with balloons Gone but not forgotten. tensely beautiful. It’s one of those phrases that we hear all “I remember that day vividly,” said Dr. the time. We can use it in a number of con- Laberge. “It was just one of those things that texts. you see – so remarkably sad but also so filled I thought about that phrase on Sunday. I with love – that when it happens, you know it was with about 50 friends and family mem- is a rare moment that will change your life.” bers standing in the sunshine and unphased Jeanne still remembers how Maddy had by the temperatures south of minus-20 at dirt in her fingernails from playing outside. Pinecrest Cemetery singing happy birth- She even had a trace of green face paint on, day to Maddy Otto. She would have been as she was pretending to be the Hulk at the 16 years old last week. cottage. She never got the The same group of people chance to wash the rest of began releasing balloons FROM THE it off. at her gravesite ten years “There are two things ago, when she would have I will always remember turned six. But even though about that day,” Dr. Lashe passed away at the age berge said. “I will always of five from an inoperable remember being with her brain tumor, she is not and her family in the park by Jeff Morris gone. And she is anything when she was on the swing. but forgotten. I will also always remem“I still can’t believe that ber being in their room at so many people come out every year,” said Roger’s House. I knew in those moments that Jeanine Otto, Maddy’s mom. “It’s like an an- I was experiencing something special. To see nual event. I get calls every year from people that kind of raw emotion with her family had asking when we are coming out.” a sense of sadness, but there was also a sense Each year, Jeanine, her husband, Dean, of peace and calmness as we transitioned and Maddy’s older sister, Hannah, gather at from CHEO to Roger’s House. It was a degree Maddy’s gravesite and sing Happy Birthday of love that you only hear about.” to her. Then, the sky is filled with colours as As she watched the balloons fly away, the balloons are released. There are Super- high into the blue, winter sky, Jeanine knew man and Spiderman balloons – Maddy loved Maddy was watching. superheroes – and there were balloons in all “A few years ago, I went to a medium,” shapes, sizes and colours. Jeanine said. “I was a bit skeptical. I didn’t Clearly, Maddy Otto is not forgotten. know what to think. We sat down, and she And it’s pretty hard to accept that she is started to talk about an older woman. But gone. She is still a big part of the Otto family’s then, she said, ‘Wait, she’s giggling and laughlives. Her legacy is something that could ing. It’s a little girl.’ She started to tell me only be called legendary. The Otto family has things about Maddy that no one could know. raised close to three quarters of a million dol- She told me that Maddy died peacefully and lars for Roger’s House since their daughter’s happy. And then she told me that Maddy said passing. This year, the 11th annual Maddy’s thank you for the balloons on her birthday.” Gala will be the biggest and best to date. We talked about the medium as we Maddy’s story is a heart breaker. The Ottos watched the family and friends emerge from were at the family cottage in July, 2007. After their warm cars and mini-vans with bunches going for a swim, five-year-old Maddy went of balloons. Most of them did not know about for a nap. When she awoke, her parents no- the visit to the medium. It wouldn’t make any ticed something wasn’t right with her. They difference if they did. These balloons were for travelled to CHEO, where they received the Maddy, and they all knew Maddy would be as devastating news that their little girl had an excited as they were when they were released. inoperable brain tumour and had only days “She has done more in the last 10 years to live. After two days, she was moved across after her passing than most people have the CHEO campus to Roger’s House, the when they were alive,” she said. “She has this children’s hospice that was built in honour power to bring people together and to make of former NHL hockey coach Roger Neilson. things happen. It really is incredible.” Family members immediately flew in from After the balloon release, it was off to East places like New Brunswick and Alberta and Side Mario’s in Bells Corners. They go there the Yukon to be with Maddy. Two days after after the balloon release every year, as it was her diagnosis, surrounded by family mem- Maddy’s favourite restaurant. bers and close friends, Maddy passed away in On the way home, I kept thinking about a room full of love. She came in after spend- something Jeanine told me about eight years ing time on the swing outside. She came in- ago. side, and her parents assured her that it was “I still have the coolest little girl,” she said. okay to let go. “She’s just in heaven.” Standing in the doorway, Dr. Robert LaAnd now she’s 16. berge knew he was witnessing something inHappy birthday, Maddy.


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Santa Parade sponsorship only a part of Allstate’s commitment to community

Since you have been open, you have seen the community in Barrhaven grow around you. Has that helped you in your commitment to the community? Allstate Canadas’s commitment to the community has always been strong, however as Barrhaven has continued to grow and expand, so has our agency, which has allowed us the opportunity help and support even more customers. Our community involvement has also grown over the years. Once again, you were involved as a sponsor of the annual Barrhaven

Santa Claus Parade. Tell us a little bit about what that parade and sponsorship means for your Allstate. The Parade is an event we look forward to each and every year. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to engage with the community and we love to see the kids as excited about the floats as we are! The parade also offers us a chance to work together, as a team, outside of the office in a fun way. Brainstorming ideas for the float is a fantastic creative outlet and the fact we can get our families involved in the process makes it even better. What are some of the other community-building endeavours Allstate does, locally and/or nationally? We work with and support a variety of different initiatives within the com-

munity. Some of which include the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, Kids Come First Golf Tournament and The Ride for Dad. At a national level, Allstate Canada has been a proud supporter of MADD Canada for over 30 years, in addition to sponsoring the United Way and partnering with Canada Soccer, just to name a few. Tell us about some of the things that make Allstate different from other insurance companies and why is Barrhaven such a good fit for your business? Allstate has been serving Canadians through local community agency offices for over 60 years to provide personal and customized insurance solutions and service. We currently have over 90 agencies across the country, and we are always evaluating and assessing the needs of our customers to determine how we can

Allstate is located at Strandherd at Borrisokane in southwest Barrhaven.

best serve them - whether that be opening a new location, or adding staff to an existing location for example. Barrhaven is a great community. And we look further to continuing to

serve our customers and the community at large. The Barrhaven Business Profile is brought to you by the Barrhaven BIA. We encourage you to shop locally and support the businesses that create jobs and sup-

port so many organizations and events in our wonderful community. For more on all of the great things Barrhaven has to offer, visit and follow us on Twitter at @barrhavenbia.

Customer service and commitment to the community fuel success

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Three years since an ownership change and two years after changing its name to Surgenor Barrhaven Chevrolet-BuickGMC, little more than the sign on the building has changed. For a half century, the dealership on Prince of Wales Drive operated as Jack May Pontiac Buick GMC. Becoming part of the Surgenor Group has strengthened the dealership while maintaining the Jack May principals. “Our dealership is as much about people as it is about cars,” said Andrew McGurn, Dealer Principal at Surgenor Barrhaven. “It’s about relationships. We have maintained a lot of relationships with longtime Jack May customers, and we have built relationships with our new customers.” One of the things that made the transition easy was the staff. The vast ma-

jority of the more than 50 employees stayed with the dealership through the change in ownership and branding. “A lot of our success is due to our staff being out there in the community,” McGurn said. “People coming in and they know our staff members. Maybe they first dealt with our sales people on the front line, but then they meet our service people and the rest of our staff.” McGurn said that Surgenor Barrhaven is big on community involvement. Their sponsorship of the Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade is just part of their commitment to the community. “Surgenor Barrhaven is a family business with family values, just like the Jack May dealership was,” McGurn said. In fact, Surgenor Barrhaven’s General Manager Darren Curry is the grandson of Jack May. The Jack May dealership popped up along Prince of

Surgenor Barrhaven is located on Prince of Wales Drive between Jockvale and Strandherd.

Wales Drive in 1965, just after Mel Barr started developing the Larkin Farm into a housing development that would be the first phase of the new Barrhaven community. The Nepean Township location put the dealership north of Manotick and east of Barrhaven. Over the next half century, both commun-

ities would grow toward Jack May. Eventually, the dealership would become part of Barrhaven as the community stretched to the Rideau River to the east. “Our location is great,” said McGurn. “We are right in the middle of Barrhaven, Manotick and Riverside South. As the area grows,

we are growing with it.” While little has changed with regards to staff and the level of customer service at Surgenor Barrhaven, McGurn said there are some advantages that have come with the change. “We have added more staff,” said McGurn. “We also have a greater selection of vehicles because of

the size of our inventory with Surgenor ownership.” From the sales staff to the customer service to the service department to the inventory, McGurn said it is all about one thing. “It all comes down to enhancing the experience for our customers,” McGurn said.

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Arena Manotick Manotick Arena p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. your enjoy a free outing in the arena. Bring yourBring skates andskates enjoyand a free outing in the arena.

Friday January 26th to Saturday January 27th, 2018

Thanks to the Messenger Thanks to the Messenger

Many thanks to our MAJOR sponsors:

TD Bank, Manotick PhysioWorks, BDO Canada, Tim Hortons, Manotick Dental Clinic, Neighbours of Manotick, Paul’s Pharmasave, CIBC, Manotick Home Hardware, Hillary’s Cleaners, RBC, Manotick Windows & Doors, Manotick Place


Manotick Manotick Legion Legion p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 8:15 – 9:00 p.m. A fun, entertaining, laugh-out-loud magic show A fun, entertaining, laugh-out-loud magic show that everyone in the enjoy. Cotton that everyone in the family canfamily enjoy.can Cotton andavailable popcorn for available for $2 each. candy andcandy popcorn $2 each.

Thanks to theLions Manotick Lionsthe Club and theLegion Manotick Legion Thanks to the Manotick Club and Manotick


Shiverfest is organized by your Manotick Village & Community Association Thanks to Councillor Scott Moffatt for his support


Centennial Park Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Meet your neighbours, relax and enjoy a hot chocolate and a timbit. Music provided by Live 88.5

United Church Manotick Manotick United Church a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 7:30 – 11:00 a.m. Brought to you by the Manotick – pay at the door. Brought to you by the Manotick Kiwanis – Kiwanis pay at the door. is $5 perChildren serving.3Children 3 and Cost is $5 Cost per serving. and under eat under free. eat free. Thanks to the Manotick Kiwanis Club Thanks to the Manotick Kiwanis Club


Manotick United Church Manotick United Church 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Enjoy making a winter craft organized by My Little Preschool. Face painting Enjoy making a winter craft organized by My Little Preschool. Face painting will transform little faces. Take a fire truck tour. will transform little faces. Take a fire truck tour. Thanks to My Little Preschool and the Fire Department Thanks to My Little Preschool and the Fire Department

Thanks to the Fire Department, Manotick Tim Hortons and Live 88.5 Thanks to Millenium Roofing for providing the pallets for the bonfire

RIDEAU SKATING CLUB EXHIBITION 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. See amazing jumps and spins in performances by young skating stars!


Centennial Park 10:00 a.m. – Noon 10:00 a.m. – Noon Jump on and travel the old-fashioned way. Jump onEnjoy and travel the old-fashioned way. to the CIBC a drink of hot chocolate thanks

Enjoy a drink of hot chocolate thanks to the CIBC

Thanks to the Rideau Skating Club


Manotick Legion 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come out for tasty12:00 home-baked treats. All proceeds will support YOMA. Outdoor Skating and Tobogganing available at Centennial Park Come out for tasty home-baked treats. All proceeds will support YOMA.

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Manotick Manotick Legion Legion p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.12:00 – 2:00 p.m. For onlybe $5acome judge to help choose For only $5 come judgebe toahelp choose the best chili in Amateur and the best chili in Manotick.Manotick. Amateur and professional professional categoriescategories available. available. If ayou have a great like to for compete If you have great recipe andrecipe wouldand likewould to compete the for the “Golden Spoon” please contact “Golden Spoon” please contact or call 613-692-8670 or call 613-692-8670 for details.for details.

“OPEN MIC” NIGHT Creekside Bar and Grill Beginning at 8:00 p.m. Calling all vocalists, instrumentalists and poets to come out and share up to two selections to highlight your talents. Come one and all to enjoy the incredible talent in our community.

Thanks to the Creekside Bar & Grill and Tom Plant, John Tutton for hosting

Thanks to theLegion Manotick and for samplesby provided by Thanks to the Manotick andLegion for samples provided DominionProfits Brewery. Profitstodonated toGuide Canadian Dominion Brewery. donated Canadian DogsGuide Dogs


An appropriate theme this year as we are raising funds for Canadian Guide Dogs. Submit a photo of your dog enjoying the winter season. How to Submit an Entry: CURLINGCURLING Send an email to Curling Club Manotick Manotick Curling Club with a jpg photo (minimum resolution of p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.12:30 – 3:30 p.m. 1440 x 1800 pixels) attached with subject Sport offor Curlingages 8 to 88! Learn the Learn Sport the of Curlingages 8for to 88! line: “Going to the Dogs Winter Photo Tryouts at 1 pmevery and are every 30until minutes Bring clean indoor Tryouts begin at 1begin pm and are 30 minutes 3pm.until Bring3pm. clean indoor Contest”. Include your name, phone number, and a brief shoes. Indoor floor curling table curling also and available and colouring craft shoes. Indoor floor curling and table and curling also available colouring craft description of the picture, including date taken and location. provided for children under 8. Great Door Prize Draw: 1.5 hr private curling provided for children under 8. Great Door Prize Draw: 1.5 hr private curling Prize: Judge’s Choice: Framed copy of winning photo, which will have a place lesson (max at 4) $150. valuedComplimentary at $150. Complimentary hot chocolate. lesson (max 4) valued hot chocolate. of honour at the Black Dog Bistro for the month of February. Thanks to theCurling Manotick Curling Club, Goldline Curling, Hogline Curling, Thanks to the Manotick Club, Goldline Curling, Hogline Curling, Full details available at McCurling Clinics, Ottawa Valley Curling Association McCurling Clinics, Ottawa Valley Curling Association

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111111Manotick United Church 111111Manotick United Church 111111112:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 111111112:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bring your friends and try your luck at winning great prizes Bring your friends and try your luck at winning great prizes donated by local merchants. No charge for playing. donated by local merchants. No charge for playing.



Thanks to Greg Newton Photography and Black Dog Bistro


Thanks to R.O.S.S.S. (Rural Ottawa South Support Services) Thanks to R.O.S.S.S. (Rural Ottawa South Support Services)

TRIVIA CONTEST TRIVIAMill CONTEST Tavern Restaurant Mill Tavern Restaurant 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Back again is the Trivia Contest at the Mill Tavern. Tickets are Back again is the Trivia Contest at the Mill Tavern. Tickets are $15 each. Limited numbers are available from Manotick Office $15 each.Pro Limited available from ManotickBragging Office rights for or by numbers contactingare Pro or by contacting Bragging for winners. Raffle prizes courtesy of local rights merchants. winners. Raffle prizes courtesyMaximum of local merchants. 6 per team. Maximum 6 per team. Thanks to the Mill Tavern Restaurant and to local merchants for raffle prizes.



Thanks to the Mill Tavern Restaurant and to merchants raffle prizes. Profits will be donated to local Canadian Guide for Dogs for the Blind Profits will be donated to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind



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7 to 9 a.m WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT THIS 14TH ANNUAL BREAKFAST! SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE COUNCILLORS HARDER AND QAQISH AS WELL AS HIS WORSHIP, MAYOR WATSON Many thanks to our organizing partners; Barrhaven Lions Club, Barrhaven Legion Branch 641, South Nepean Rotary Club, West Ottawa Board of Trade. Please register for event at



THE BARRHAVEN BANNER PROGRAM Part of the Barrhaven BIA’s mission is to provide enhancements to our business district by creating a more pleasant atmosphere for local businesses and neighbouring residential areas. We achieve this through customized signage, banners and seasonal messaging. The attractive, decorative banners that you have seen along Strandherd Road and Woodroffe Avenue give Barrhaven a festive and welcoming community look. These banners add colour and flair to Barrhaven’s otherwise bland arterial roads! Thank you to our current banner program supporters! If you would like to have your business participate in the spring banner program, please contact us:


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The IndependentCommunity Barrhaven singer Kelsey Hayes to ‘get jazzy’ at Winter Jazzfest

Kelsey Hayes is taking another big step in her career. The young Barrhaven singer-songwriter will be performing at the Mercury Lounge on February 8, a performance that is part of the Winter JazzFest series. From humble beginnings as a vocalist, the fourth-year Carleton U Bachelor of Music student has branched out into writing her own material. Drawing on her own experiences, Hayes has created her own unique style of indie-pop, creating a ‘genuine and soulful sound.’ Hayes released her debut EP at the Mercury Lounge in the fall of 2015. In 2016, the now

21-year-old made her international debut, touring multiple cities in China between playing shows at Bluesfest and the CityFolk

Festival in Ottawa. Hayes will be releasing her newest EP in conjunction with this Jazzfest performance. Doors at 9pm.

Hayes hits the stage at 10:30p.m. The Mercury Lounge is located in the ByWard

Market Square. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 in advance through Eventbrite:

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On Sat., Jan. 6, the Raiders White tied Cumberland 3-3. Xavier Gulas, Ven Gurhan and Karter Dube each scored for the Raiders. Antoine Ziade had two assists with Dube adding one. On Sun., Jan. 7, the Raiders White lost 2-1 to the Ottawa West Golden Knights. Parker Tam scored the lone Raiders goal from Tomas Harris and Christian Clement. On Jan. 9 at the Fred Barrett Arena, the Raiders White beat Metcalfe 5-1. Jonah Rutz, Ven Gurhan, Cooper Delorey, Karter Dube and Devin McCarthy scored for the Raiders. Tomas Harris and Noah Menard each had two assists with Rutz, Antione Ziade and Logan Combden each adding one. Wyatt Leduc was the winning goalie.


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ton Charron and Korbin Trudel-Shore. On Jan. 4 at the Minto Rec Centre, Preston Charron’s third period goal from Hritvik Pullola and Gavin Landry gave the Raiders Black a 2-1 win over the GOB Blues. Henry Millar had an unassisted goal in the first period, and Ryan Carrier earned the win in goal. On Sun., Jan. 7, the Raiders Black lost 2-0 to Stittsville at the Sensplex. Owen Recoskie had the shutout as the Nepean Raiders White beat Clarence 7-0 Jan. 3. Cooper Delorey and Karter Dube both had two goals while Jonah Ritz and Noah Menard each had a goal and an assist. Christian Clement also had a goal, while assists went to Jordan Hodgins, Ven Gurhan, Antoine Ziade, Tomas Harris, and Devin McCarthy.

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rep b continues from page 11 On Jan. 11, Christian Clement and Antione Ziade scored late in the third period to lift the Raiders White to a 3-3 tie with Cumberland. Logan Combden also scored while Karter Dube had two assists. Ziade and Gurhan also had assists.

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The Nepean Raiders Black scored four times in the first period and went on to beat West Carleton 4-1 in Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association Rep B action Jan. 3 at the Nepean Sportsplex. Antony Mariani, Kieran Pritchett, Vaughn Kelly and Colby De More each scored for Nepean. Matthew Shephard had two assists with one each going to Colby De Mora, Vaughn Kelly, Leo Marulanda, Ryan Cornell and Noah Milley. Richard Unger was the winning goalie. The Raiders White lost a 3-2 decision to Cumberland in Navan Mon., Jan.

8. Trailing 3-0, Max Shewfelt scored pair of goals but it was not enough for the Raiders. Ryan McKeown and Colin Lefebvre had assists.

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Armand Burris scored twice to lead Leitrim past the Raiders Black 4-2 at the Earl Armstrong Arena Sat., Jan. 6. Max Shewfelt and Justin Lee scored for the Raiders with Lee and Kyle Shibata earning assists.

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Julian McIntyre scored from Ryan Correia and Carter Williamson in the second period as the Raiders White tied Metcalfe 1-1 at the Larry Robinson Arena in Metcalfe Sat., Jan. 6. On Jan. 10, the Raiders Black hosted Cumberland and lost 2-1. Matteo Arlotta scored from Evan Shibata for the Raiders Black. On Jan. 12, the Raiders

White and Raiders Black faced off to a 2-2 tie at Bell Arena. For Raiders White, Andrew Carter and Ryan Correia scored with Garrett Coughlan earning an assist. For Raiders Black, Kerwin Pashagumskum and Kirk Lehman scored with assists going to Aidan O’Rourke, Jacob Perreault and Paolo Peloso.

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On Jan. 10, the Raiders White faced the Ottawa West Golden Knights at Barbara Ann Scott Arena and lost 4-1. Braedon Fenn scored a power play goal for Nepean from Jake Periard and Evan Clairmont. The following night, the Raiders scored five times in the first period as they beat the GOB Blues 5-1 in Orleans. Braedon Fenn had a goal and two assists, Jack Cowan and Brady Sinclair had a goal and an assist, and Evan Clairmont and Kaleb Ellard also scored.

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Keenan Woods, Jake Periard and Brandon Reinisch all added assists. Matthew Cosgrove was the winning goalie.

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The Stittsville Rams tied the Raiders 5-5 Jan. 11 at the Sensplex. Derek Lamadeleine scored two goals, John Kontongiannis had a goal and three assists, and Thomas Samuel had a goal and two assists for the Raiders. Aleksandar Perosevic had a goal and an assist. Jayden Proulx and Kaelen Cheung added assists.

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Free Influenza Vaccination and Wellness Clinic have about your health. Please stop by anytime between 11am-2pm. I hope to see you there!


WARD REPORT by Michael Qaqish

There will be a Free Influenza Vaccination and Wellness Clinic at Southpointe Comm. Bldg. Along with the Ottawa Paramedics, I will be hosting a free influenza vaccination and wellness clinic. The clinic will take place on Saturday January 27th 2018 at the Southpointe Community Building, located at 220 Stoneway Drive in Barrhaven. Ottawa Paramedics will be onsite to administer influenza vaccinations and to answer any questions you may

Filing a Traffic Complaint with the Ottawa Police Service (OPS)

It is sometimes hard to know the best place to file a traffic complaint. There are a few different channels that you can choose. If there is immediate danger in any situation it is always best to call 9-1-1 however if there is no immediate danger there are other ways that the police can still be alerted. Whether you have specific details or not, you can report directly using their online reporting option at or if you do not

have access to a computer, you can always call 613-236-1222 ext 7300. These complaints would include speeding, distracted driving and generally not adhering to the laws of the road. Data from reports will be used to better direct OPS resources towards proactive policing measures. This will enhance safety for road users city-wide.

Barrhaven Seniors’ Council

Over 60 seniors joined the Barrhaven Seniors’ Council on January 11th for their first catered meal at the “Barrhaven Seniors’ Centre.” From now until April, each month they will be offering both a breakfast and a lunch at very low prices to

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fellow seniors. For details about dates and the menu, please contact barrhavenseniors@ or call Don at 613-440-3620. You can also join the Seniors’ Council for a fun filled day trip to Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Bingo Palace, nestled at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. The cost per person is $65, which includes transportation, bonus pack-

age and all taxes. For more information on this trip - or their 3 day fall trip to Quebec City (October 2 to 4) - please contact or call Don at 613-440-3620.

Selective Traffic Enforcement Program

This month STEP will focus on following too close and stop sign violations in the City of Ottawa. Between 2012 and 2016, following too

close was the cause of 24,726 traffic collisions, 9,290 injuries and 7 fatalities. Throughout the same timeframe there were 3,129 collisions involving drivers who failed to stop at stop signs. There are some shocking numbers and we all have to do our part to make sure when we are on the roads we are driving safe and following the rules and posted speed limits.



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The IndependentFOCUS ON YOUTH Honour roll student-athlete proud to be part of mental health solution Name: Jackson Bennett Age: 17 Grade: 12 School: St. Francis Xavier High Parents: Jay and Kerri Bennett Sister: Amelia (Mia for short) (15), grade 10, St. Francis Xavier High. “She swims on a very competitive synchronized swimming team. Her team competes at the provincial level. They are historically very successful, winning the provincial title on multiple occasions. She loves it very much, but it’s not her passion. Her dream is to one day attend John Hopkins for medical school, and to eventually become a cardiovascular surgeon.” Pet: “I have a cat named Bobo. She has been a part of my family for as long as I can remember as we adopted her in October of 2002. My mother also has a “doggy daycare”. One could say we have many different dogs. In fact – over 250 of them.” Pet Peeves: “One of my biggest pet peeves, as I’m sure most high schoolers can relate to, is slow walkers in the halls, as well as big crowds of people standing in the middle of the halls. We don’t have a whole lot of time to get to class, and the halls are not very wide, so there really isn’t any room for the slow walkers and hall blockers. It is quite frustrating.” Part-time Work: “I just started as a host at a restaurant in Manotick called The Black Dog. I really love it. I love interacting with people, and since that is essentially my job, I really do enjoy it. If you have never been there, I cannot recommend it enough as the food is fantastic, and everyone is very friendly.” Favourite Subjects: “My favourite subjects in school


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are just about any business course, as that is the career path that I would like to pursue. Currently I am taking Economics, which I really enjoy. Next semester I’m taking a Sports Management course.” What are currently ready for pleasure? “The books I enjoy reading the most are of the fantasy genre. For example, one of my favourite series is the Percy Jackson Series which is a five-part series written by my favourite author Rick Riordan. It focuses on the adventures of a teenage boy as he discovers the realm of Greek mythology. They are very captivating, as Rick Riordan really makes you feel like a fly on the wall the entire time. I also enjoy reading sports related magazines, such as Golf Digest and Hockey News.” Achievements: “Some of my proudest achievements include winning the Director of Education Award in grade 6, making the Honour Roll every year since grade 7, and amassing over 50 medals and trophies from various sports over the years. The Director of Education Award goes to “the most exemplary, studious, and all around excellent” for that year; undoubtedly making it my most proud achievement. I’m also very proud of achieving at least an 80% average every year since grade 7. The Honour Roll is something that has motivated me all throughout middle and high school, and will continue to inspire me to do my best throughout university. My favourite sports are golf, hockey, baseball, and skiing. At any given point in time, anyone of the four could be my favourite,

whether it’s staring at the after my second year. After snow below my feet as I’m (hopefully) graduating gliding down the hill, the Carleton with an Underfeeling of skates carving graduate Degree in Cominto unmarked ice, slid- merce, I would like to go ing head first into second to Queen’s University and base or pumping a drive complete an MBA specialright down the middle of izing in finance as well. the fairway, I love them all My grandfather went to so much. Queen’s University, and he Other than sports, I also is the one who introduced participate in a few activ- me to the school five or six ities with my school. I’m a years ago when we went to part of the Coyote Wellness the homecoming football Pack. This is a group of us game. We have gone every in grades 9 to 12 who come year since then and it has up with ideas, and host become a yearly tradition small events to help with for him and I. mental health issues. We After post secondary Mitchell_Ad copy 5/3/17 8:47 AMlike Page do things likeWith hostVera Zumba education I would to 1 once a week after school, work in finance, as either and host coloring sessions a financial advisor, wealth Jackson Bennett is an honour roll student at St. Francis Xavier High School in Riverside South. Phill Potter photo once a week at lunch. Men- advisor, investment banktal illnesses in one of the er, or at a hedge fund firm. I will have to work ex- it takes to work my way up least talked about subjects My ultimate dream would tremely hard all my life the ladder, and slowly but that affects so many of us. to be a Hedge Fund Man- to achieve that goal. I’m surely attain my lifelong I find it truly amazing that ager with my own firm. prepared to do whatever goal.” my school offers a program to help with the severe mental illness issues in society today. I’m honoured to be a part of it. I’m a part of a program BEFORE called ST. FX Buddies (or Best Buddies). In this program we are paired with a student who has special needs We also have the privilege of eating lunch AFTER with them once a week. It’s truly amazing to see what all the students are capable of, even though they think a little different than the rest of us. Once a month we have a small party with all of the budStains, Creases, Fading, Tears, Pieces Missing dies. It’s so beautiful to see Add or Remove People or Items how happy and excited they get. It warms my heart Colourize Black and White Photographs every time I hang out with Change Colour to Classic Black and White my Buddie, Marcus. He is Archival/Giclée Printing • Transfer VHS to DVD such a nice, caring, friendly, energetic, and loving Transparencies, Negatives, Tintypes, Daguerreotypes character, and I wouldn’t Photo Collages • Custom Framing want anyone else to be my buddy. I was actually nominated by a teacher for St. FX Buddies. I’m so grateful I was, because I grow PHOTOGRAPHIC RESTORATION more and more as a person and DIGITAL SERVICES every week, and it’s truly inspiring to see what these people can do.” 176 Flat Sedge Cres. Ottawa, ON K1T 0G9

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The IndependentSPORTS Hull, Nansi both have hat tricks as Atom AA Raiders cruise past Cumberland Ontario East AA Minor Hockey

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Liam Monaghan and Jake Hawken scored third period goals to lift the Raiders to a 3-1 win over Kanata at the Howard Darwin Merivale Arena Mon., Jan. 8. Yahya Sheikh-Mohamoud had a goal and assist for the Raiders, while Henry Mews also had an assist. David Egorov was the winning goalie. On Tues., Jan. 9 at the Howard Darwin Merivale Arena, the Raiders scored four goals in the third period in a 5-3 come-from-behind win over the Eastern Ontario Cobras. Henry Mews had two goals and two assists, while William Nicholl and Miller Kay each scored one and assisted on one. Tyler Bell had two assists, while Jack Paquette and Yahya Sheikh-Mohamoud also had assists. Andrew Fraser

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John McCrae Bulldogs run away from St. Mark to win fifth straight game By Jeff Morris The John McCrae Secondary School Bulldogs continued their run in the NCSSAA Senior Boys Basketball League with a 70-62 win over St. Mark in Barrhaven Monday. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 42-27 halftime lead and coasted to their fifth victory in as many games. St. Mark rallied late in the fourth quarter with a string of threepointers, but they were never in reach of John McCrae. McCrae coach Kris Dale knew that he would have a good team this year, but even he is pleased with the 5-0 start. “It’s a good group that gets along very well,” said coach Kris Dale. “That really is the key to

our offensive success. They are willing to share the ball, they are happy for each other when they make good plays, and defensively, they communicate. They really do a good job of playing as a five-man unit.” Dale has coached many of the players since Grade 9, and added that a few new players from the school’s high-performance athlete program have bolstered the roster. “The group gelled in spring practices and in the fall, we hit the ground running and we were ready by the time the games rolled around,” said Dale. The Bulldogs earned wins over St. Pius, West Carleton, Omer Deslauriers and Nepean before beating St. Mark.

The eight-point win Monday was their closest game of the season. “I knew that we had a strong team coming in and that we would be successful, but there are some strong teams in this league. Five and oh is a nice position to be in, but there are still a few more games to play before we get too excited about things.” The Bulldogs were scheduled to play Thursday against Merivale before the league shuts down for exams. Their final two regular season games are Feb. 5 and 8 against Holy Trinity and South Carleton. John McCrae senior boys basketball coach Kris Dale huddles with his team during their win against St. Mark Monday. Jeff Morris photo



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Heart failure to blame as community mourns passing of former Jr. B goalie By Jeff Morris There is still no explanation and there are no answers in the tragic death of a local 23-year-old youth goalie coach and former junior hockey player. Brandon Lowry passed away on Dec. 23 in the Byward Market. Though it was originally reported that Lowry died after falling down a set of stairs, his mother, Brigitte Dionne, has clarified that the cause of his death was from a heart condition. “He had gone downtown to join some friends,” she said. “They had ordered some nachos, and he told one of his friends he wasn’t feeling well. He had only been there about

15 minutes. He got up to go to outside for some fresh air, and he collapsed. He had a heart condition, and his heart just stopped.” Passers by tried to administer CPR, but their attempts at saving the young man failed. The news was devastating for Lowry’s family and his large circle of friends. A former Nepean Raiders prospect and a graduate of École Secondaire FrancoCité, Lowry had played Junior B hockey for three seasons with the Winchester Hawks. He was best known for being one of the few goalies to ever score a goal in the league, as he netted a goal against the Ottawa Jr. Canadians. The Hawks issued a statement

expressing their condolences, saying that Lowry had been a big part of the Hawks’ family for three years. He had been coaching young goaltenders in the area, and he had studied at Carleton University. “He was such a wonderful kid,” his mother said. “The kids that he coached loved him, and they were heartbroken.” Lowry also had a bright future. “He was about to apply to become an RCMP officer,” she said. Lowry was born in Yellowknife and, according to his family, was very proud of being from the Northwest Territories. He had images of the NWT on

some of his goalie masks, and he had a tattoo on his shoulder of a wolf with the northern lights. According to his mom, Brandon was humble and did not like to have his picture taken. He wanted the spotlight to be on those around him. “Playing goal on a team was something special for him and loved it,” said Al McCambridge. “Brandon was a very humble boy and did not like getting the attention from when he played stellar games. He would walk quickly from the dressing room, head down to the car as the mom and dads congratulated him and cheered him.” Funeral services were held earlier this month at

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