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Broc Beehler and David Neilson party hardy during Oktoberfest Ottawa in Barrhaven last Friday (Sept. 29). Barrhaven Independent photos by Mike Carroccetto

Julie Correa, of Barrhaven, enjoys a pint of beer during Oktoberfest Ottawa in Barrhaven last Friday. Oktoberfest (Sept. 28-30) was moved across the street from Clarke Fields to at the Strandherd Ultimate Park beside Myers Hyundai due to poor grass conditions.

Canadian country music chanteuse Meghan Patrick serenades a young fan in the front row of the crowd during Oktoberfest Ottawa in Barrhaven last Friday (Sept. 29). Patrick is the 2017 Canadian Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year.

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g n i r Surviving the holidays u t a Fe Hosting family and friends for the holidays is a tall task. According to statistics, during the Christmas/New Year holiday period, the number of longdistance trips (to and from a destination 80 kms or more away) increases by 23 percent compared to the rest of the year. While many of those traveling will stay in hotels, many more will enjoy the hospitality of loved ones. Holiday hosting can make an already hectic time of year that much busier, as hosts must prepare their homes for guests in the midst of holiday shopping excursions, office Christmas parties and social engagements around the neighborhood and at kids’ schools. Holiday hosting does not have to run hosts ragged in the days leading up to guests’ arrival, is to plan a night out. Another way to make hosting friends and family for the holidays less taxing is to plan a night out for everyone. In lieu of cooking at home, dine out at an affordable, family-friendly restaurant before taking everyone to a local holiday light display or bazaar. This gets everyone out of the house and allows hosts to showcase their hometown pride. The holiday season is full of traditions, and some hosts may feel beholden to tradition and offer to host each year. But family traditions are about getting together, not about getting together in a particular place each year. Holiday hosting is an enjoyable yet sometimes difficult task. Fortunately, local restaurants are here you help you feel like you are part of the family and not a waiter.

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Community rallies to support Ruiter family after devastating fire ‘Ignore the rain, look at the rainbow.’ These words are inspiring both Peter and Rosemary Ruiter and the whole community in the aftermath of a devastating fire on September 8th that destroyed three barns, an 80-cow dairy herd and the livelihood of the Ruiter family. The landmark farm on Prince of Wales in Nepean was considered by many as a beacon of agricultural excellence for the community. The community wants to show its support for the Ruiters in their time of need, and the Ruiters want to give thanks to their many friends, family and strangers who have shown such inspirited generosity. This celebration will take place on Saturday, October 14th at the North Gower Community Centre with the

‘Blackrapids Farmfest: An evening with the Ruiters’. While the evening is expected to be a sellout, there is also a Go Fund Me page to assist the family with rebuilding their destroyed farm. “The outpouring of generosity and help has been overwhelming. My family and I are so grateful,” says Peter Ruiter. “I just consider myself to be a regular guy who has always helped my neighbours and community as best I can. But this response has been… Well, it’s been humbling to say the least.” The Ruiter farm on Prince of Wales Drive has been in the family since 1962. Last month, three barns were destroyed and 80 Holstein dairy cows were lost in a mid-day fire that had more than $1 million in damages. When asked what his

plans are for the future, Ruiter responds, “It’s too early to make any big decisions just yet. We are still in clean-up mode and assessing the damage. There is a lot to consider and I am not going to make any rushed decisions.” The evening will start with a quieter reception from 6 – 8 p.m. with coffee and desserts being served. This time is to accommodate those who would like to drop by and visit, but can’t stay the whole evening. From 8 – 9 p.m. there will be speeches and a live auction, followed by a dance, buffet and silent auction. Admission is free, however donations will be gratefully accepted at the door. “Our goals for the evening are two-fold,” explains Wyatt McWilliams, event co-chair. “One is to

raise as much money as we can to help Peter and Rosie recoup their losses. And two, is to show our support from the community for which they have helped so much. They have always been there whenever the community needed something, now it’s our pleasure to be there for them.” Anyone wishing to support this event with an item for the live or silent auctions may do so by contacting Jane Schoones at JSchoones@rogers. com. Donations are also being accepted through https://www.gofundme.com/ruiter-familybarn-fire-recovery. For more details, like us on Facebook at Blackrapids Farmfest. The event is being organized by a committee made up of representatives from the many service organizations that

Area dairy farmer Peter Ruiter, standing, helps Rideau Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt get ready for this year’s Celebrity Cow Milking Contest during the Mayor’s Rural Expo in June. Packet photo by Jeff Morris

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junior kindergarten-aged children. This year, the children covered by OHIP in the program are those with 2013 birthdays. If a child needs glasses, they will receive a complimentary pair donated by Nikon Lenswear, OGI and the participating optometrist. The estimated value of the glasses is over $250. Each year, thousands of children start school without ever having an eye exam, even though 80 per cent of learning comes directly through vision. In fact, children who cannot see the board, focus on a picture or follow words in a book may struggle to achieve their full learning potential. Sadly, one in four school-aged children The Barrhaven location for eyeDOCS opened at Strandherd and Cedarview in May. They has an undetected vision are located in the unit formerly occupied by Snap Fitness. problem that is affecting We don’t buy discount or their learning. close out lines. That’s not Vision problems can who we are.” also impact a child’s soThe practice at eyecial development and DOCS has four partners. hand-eye coordination for Dr. Eric DesGroseilliers physical activities. That is joined the practice in why the Ontario Associa- 1996, Dr. Serge Fauchon in tion of Optometrists (OAO) 1997, Dr. Shawn Charland recommends comprehen- in 2006 and Dr. Nathan sive eye examinations for Stolch in 2008. A number children entering junior of associates have also kindergarten. joined the practice. They “It’s a great program, are Drs. Annie DesGroand it’s important to get seilliers, Carolyn Fyffe, Barrhaven eyeDOCS carries a full line of unique and high kids’ vision tested,” said Kristel Jefferies, Melissa quality eye wear. Barjolin. “Sometimes we Ings, Elaina Kuang, David sottawa.com. ganizations and events in copy 5/3/17 8:47 AM Page 1 will see kids With whoVera areMitchell_Ad 10 Featherstone, Erin ConThe Barrhaven Busi- our wonderful communor even 11 years old and dran, Dylan Chase, Joanne ness Profile is brought to ity. For more on all of the they are having trouble in Lee, and Stephanie Wu. you by the Barrhaven BIA. great things Barrhaven has school seeing the board or For more information We encourage you to shop to offer, visit discoverbarhaving trouble with some on eyeDOCS, visit them locally and support the rhaven.com and follow us basic things. Sometimes on Facebook, or visit them businesses that create jobs on Twitter at @barrhaventhe solution is as simple as online at www.eyedoc- and support so many or- bia. getting glasses.” For children, youths or adults, eyeDOCS prides itself on providing its patients with quality eye wear. “We try to carry unique BEFORE products,” Barjolin said of the eyeDOCS line of glasses and eye wear. “We carry a number of lines of products, but we are not tied to AFTER any specific manufacturer. We carry a number of lines, and all of our products are quality products.

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They built their practice around the care of your eyes and your vision. And for the last six months, Barrhaven’s eyeDOCS optometry clinic has shown steady growth in the community. Calling itself the premier full-service eye care clinics in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, eyeDOCS provides its customers with the highest quality eye care using the latest state of the art technologies. The Barrhaven location of eyeDOCS is the sixth in Ottawa, having opened in late May. The are located in Cedarview Square at Strandherd and Cedarview in the end unit location previously occupied by Snap Fitness. “We have been steadily growing since we opened,” said Clinic Manager Nathalie Barjolin. “We have a good mix of existing and new patients. Some of our patients who lived in Barrhaven and came to our other locations are happy that we are now here in the community.” The eyeDOCS team of optometrists have experience in a number of specialized fields such as sports vision, pediatric eye care, senior eye care, night vision testing, neo-natal, cataract removal followup, contact lenses, binocular vision, and other services. “Full comprehensive eye exams are at the core of what we do,” said Barjolin. “First and foremost, at eyeDOCS, we are optometrists.” The eyeDOCS clinics can trace their roots back to the practice of Dr. Earl Whan in the late 1950s. In 1967, Drs. Roland des Groseilliers and Margaret Hansen-des Groseilliers pur-

chased the Billings Bridge Plaza location. To accommodate the growing practice, the Billings Bridge clinic saw two expansions in 1972 and 1978. In 1990, they built a new office that is still the home of the eyeDOCS Ottawa optometric clinic at 1285 Kilborn Avenue. In 1997, the eyeDOCS Westboro optometric clinic was established on Richmond Road in Westboro. To keep up with ever-increasing patient volumes, the Kilborn clinic was renovated in 2008 and again in 2016 to provide an inviting open-concept space, and the Westboro Clinic moved and doubled its size in 2010. To Ottawa’s growing communities, the eyeDOCS Kanata optometric clinic (located on March Rd.) and the eyeDOCS Riverside South optometric clinic (located on Limebank Rd.) were added in 2012 and eyeDOCS Preston was added in 2013. Their newest clinic, eyeDOCS Barrhaven, was opened in the spring. Barjolin said the main goal of the Barrhaven clinic is to make parents in the community aware that their children are covered for eye exams through OHIP. “Our main goal is to always try and educate our patients of the importance of regular eye exams, and in doing so, also making parents aware that kids are OHIP covered once a year because a lot of parents are unaware of this,” Barjolin said. “Kids are covered for full comprehensive eye exams once per year through the age of 19 years. A lot of parents don’t know that. It’s recommended that children first get their eyes tested when they turn six months, and then after they turn three, to get them tested once a year.” Barjolin said that eyeDOCS also participates in the province’s Eye See Eye Learn program, which provides free eye glasses to

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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Get A look at the “big picture” of Barrhaven at Fall Open House

I’m certainly grateful for the summer weather we finally have enjoyed. What a shock, although I liked it, it was nice to wake up to a cool breeze. As most of you with hockey girls and boys know, tournaments have started! Last weekend Robert was in North York with his Raider’s Minor Pee Wee AA team and Jonah was in the east end at Richcraft SENSplex with his Raider’s Minor Bantam Black team. I was thinking this morning of the financial decisions all parents and grandparents make in order to support their children in sporting activities of all kinds. Worth it... heck yes. Thanks to all the League presidents, convenors, coaches and managers who give their time and talent to us. We are fortunate indeed to have such strong associations all year round. Last week west end colleagues and I launched our new Ambassador campaign. Once again we will assist the Queensway Carleton Hospital raise money and awareness for a new mental health unit. The campaign is called Hope Rising. Please support us over the next year. We are Ambassadors Raising Hope and are proud to join Honourary Co-Chairs Chris and Erin Phillips. My Fall Forum Open House will be held on October 24th from 5pm to 8pm at Cedarview Golf Club at 56 Cedarhill Dr. This year’s event will be a little different. Whereas in the past my team has always invited Bylaw, OC Transpo, Ottawa Police, Parks and Rec, Fire Services etc., this year we will be providing information regarding planning applications and road infrastructure. I am focusing on Big Picture info for Barrhaven. I hope to see you there. You will recall recently the Ruiter family on Prince of Wales lost 80 cattle and their barn. Join us at a fundraiser Saturday October 14th, from 6pm to midnight, at the North Gower Community Centre. “Black Rapids Farmfest: An evening with the Ruiters” is being organized by a committee made up of


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representatives from the many service organizations that the Ruiters have been and are involved with including the Ottawa Carleton Milk Committee, Ottawa Federation of Agriculture, Junior Farmers Association, and St. Monica’s Church, among others. You are invited to join in by supporting this event with a monetary donation or item for the live or silent auctions. All proceeds from the event will go to the Ruiter family. Your support is greatly appreciated by both the Ruiter Family and the greater community. You can also donate at https://www.gofundme. com/ruiter-family-barnfire-recovery. Free tickets will be available at my ward office should you want to attend the fundraiser.

The Benefits of Choral Singing

Experience the pleasure of singing in a chorus. Research has shown that choral singing has tremendous physical benefits such as improved lung function; emotional, social and cognitive benefits have also been identified. Chapman Mills Sound Connection, Women’s Chorus, meets from 7:009:30pm. every Tuesday at the Minto Recreation Complex in Barrhaven, 3500 Cambrian Road, in the Cambrian Room. New members will be warmly welcomedwww.soundconnectionchorus.com

Barrhaven Senior’s Silent Auction

From September 11th to October 6th you have the opportunity to both purchase items at a competitive price - as well as help support this Charity through this fundraising project. Register your participation at barrhavenseniors.com/silent-auction at the bottom of the page. Go to “Set Up A New User Account” - it’s quick and easy! Once registered, take a few minutes to glance over the items list-

The Hope Rising group is raising money and awareness for a mental health unit at the Queensway Carleton Hospital.

ed under “View Auction.” More items will be listed in the weeks to come, so check the list often. Payment by credit card, cash or cheque.

Leadership Women

You are invited to join a great group of Ottawa women who are passionate about personal, community and organizational growth, to experience the inaugural worldwide Women’s event by Leadercast on October 5th at Cisco in Kanata 2000 Innovation Dr. This one-day event has the potential to transform your leadership journey and positively impact the rest of your life. Leadercast Women is MORE THAN JUST A ONE DAY EVENT... you will become a part of the Leadercast family, individuals who strive to be leaders worth following.

Smarty Pants Trivia Night

IODE Walter Baker Chapter presents Smarty Pants Trivia Night, in support of the War Horse Project and other charitable projects, Saturday, October 14, 2017, Barrhaven Legion Hall, 3500 Fallowfield Road, 7:30pm start, $25 each, teams of 4-6, Raffle, Door Prizes, Grand Prize for winning team. Advanced tickets only 613-825-3357 or iodewbc@gmail.com

7th Annual Education for Africa Family Variety Show

A variety show to raise money to help fund a sanitation project in Tanzania. Partnering with Plan Can-

ada and the local community to organize a Variety Show, which will take place on Sunday October 15th, 2017 at Greenfield’s in Barrhaven. Teri Loretto, will be the emcee and the entertainment lined up is Trevor Finlay, Chad Wolfe, The Tine Ruffaro and Marimba Band. In addition, there will be fabulous silent auction items, door prizes and a 50/50 draw for you to participate in. ALL proceeds will be directed to Plan Canada for the sanitation project. Please do not hesitate to visit the website at www. keeponclimbing.com or call 613-240-6953. Seating is on a first come/ first served basis unless reserved through Greenfield’s after tickets are purchased through our site or from us directly. More information and tickets are available at http://www. keeponclimbing.com/ e ve n t s - 2 / 7 t h - a n n u a l education-africa-varietyshow-october-15-2017/

The Barrhaven Food Cupboard’s Annual Fall Harvest

The Barrhaven Business Improvement Area is pleased to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Annual Fall Harvest in support of our local food cupboard, BFC. The Fall Harvest will be held on October 21st, 2017 at the Msgr. Paul Baxter Centre, (Located behind St. Patrick’s Church Fallowfield) 15 Steeple Hill Crescent. Ticket price is $75/person. For more information, please contact David Sereda President, Barrhaven Food Cupboard

at davidmsereda@gmail. com or 613-218-7306. For Corporate Sponsorship opportunities contact David Rattray Director, Barrhaven Food Cupboard at 613-7972959 or email davidrattray@rogers.com.

A Free Support Program for Parents of Teens

Sign up for the upcoming Fall workshop series in Barrhaven, starting October 3rd - December 12th on Tuesday’s 7pm to 9 pm; at South Nepean Satellite Community Health Centre, 4100 Strandherd Drive (Suite 201) For more information or to register contact: Zainab Al-Ali 613-288-2825 ext. 2144 or z.alali@pqchc. com *All enquiries strictly confidential. The Connect Parent Group is an Attachment-Based Program to Support Parents of teens aged 13 - 17 years old. Do you ever feel that your teen doesn’t listen to you? Do you sometimes even feel pushed away? Do parents matter? There is very good evidence that strong relationships, or attachment, with parents protect youth from risk during adolescence and help them thrive. Sign up for this free workshop series for an opportunity to learn more, share experiences and pick up more skills & strategies in a warm and empathetic space. Sessions will be cofacilitated by experienced counselors Dr. Mario Cappelli (C.Psych) and Ms Stacey Segal (MSW, RSW)

Farmers Market at the Log Farm

The Log Farm is pleased to offer the Ottawa area with a great local Farmers Market right in the west end of the city, located at 670 Cedarview Rd. (between Hunt Club Rd. & Fallowfield Rd.) The Market will be open Saturdays from 9am - 2pm until the end of October. The Log Farm is also an historic farm site depicting life in the 1870’s. The Farm site will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am 4pm (admission charges apply for farm site only).

Councillor Jan Harder’s Fall Planning Forum

Our Fall Planning Forum will have a different look and different location this year. This year it will be held on Tuesday October 24th from 5pm to 8pm at Cedarhill Golf and Country Club. We will be focusing on Barrhaven planning and infrastructure. You won’t want to miss this informative evening.

Artists of Stonebridge Art Show & Sale

This is developing into our largest show to date. The show will be running over the weekend of November 4th & 5th from 10am- 5pm at Stonebridge Golf Club. For more information, contact: artistsofstonebridge.com

Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade

Save the date! Saturday November 18th at 5:30pm - 7pm. Information and registration is now open! w w w. s a n t a c l a u s b a r rhaven.com

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There are planned reunions, like the ones Down the House by the Talking Heads, In a your high school will hold every decade or so. Big Country by Big Country, Safety Dance by You smile to yourself when you see how the Men Without Hats, It’s a Jungle Out There by popular and best looking people have aged, Bonnie Tyler. The game was supposed to start with a sometimes less than gracefully. Of course, you look in the mirror and you haven’t aged skydiver parachuting the game ball to centre field at the beginning of the game. He didn’t at all. But there is another kind of reunion. quite execute the landing. He ended up in the These are the unplanned and impromptu knee deep water in the Rideau Canal behind the south side stands. ones where you run into Late in the first quarter, old friends and reminisce about the best of times. Even FROM THE I was on the field, awaiting a snap for a punt. A few when the worst of times are seconds before the ball was remembered, it is usually snapped, I was stunned by with some humour or with a a “thwack” on the side of positive spin. my head. Then, the ball was Saturday morning, there headed my way, along with was a Carleton Ravens by Jeff Morris about 10 angry Gee Gees Alumni Brunch at TD Place charging at me. I refocused, Stadium. I looked forward to caught the ball, and punted going, not having any idea who was going to be there. But one by one, it. As the ball left my foot, I noticed something on my hand and wrist. I noticed it on my jerold teammates and friends filtered in. sey. Then I smelled it. I looked at the ground Obviously, none of us had aged at all. There have been some crazy things that beside me, and I saw a dead fish that was split happened in the Panda Game through the open. years. It didn’t matter if you were on the After the play, I came off the field and Carleton side or the Ottawa U. side. It was went straight for my towel and water bottle. I mayhem. Water balloons flew over our heads rinsed and wiped. It was in my face. It was all as students from both schools had built giant over my helmet. It even felt like some of it had sling shots in the stands and were propelling found its way inside my shoulder pads and objects to the other side of the field. The smell down my shirt. At halftime, I went into the washroom to of firecrackers filled the air. It seems that each game was delayed three or four times to deal try and wash the rest of it off. But no matter with streakers. In one game, a streaker start- what I did, all I could smell through the rest of ed climbing one of the goal posts and got to the game was that fish. In the fourth quarter, we pulled off a mirthe top of the upright on the Bank Street side of the field. Then, naked and drunk, he had aculous comeback. It remains the greatest no idea what to do or how to get down. All comeback in Panda Game history. We were he could do was wait for the emergency re- down 28-4 with nine minutes left, and then sponse team to get him down with a ladder. everything just fell into place. Our quarterback, Cam Collins, kept finding wide receiver Then he was arrested. And then there was the fish. John Dawley for pass after pass, and touch“I had no idea you had been hit with a down after touchdown. When the dust setfish,” Angus Donnelly said over the sausages tled, we had stolen a 33-28 win away from the and eggs we were having. “How the hell did Gee Gees. That night, the team partied like never bethat happen?” Angus was a tough-as-nails, heart-and- fore. I didn’t go out because I stunk like fish. I soul guy as a teammate. He came into Carle- went home and had a half hour-long shower ton in 1982, the same year that many of us on and did my laundry. It’s funny but the fish is still the first thing that team did. He was a national level rugby player and one of the best defensive linemen I think of when I remember the Panda Game. I imagine that somewhere last week, there in the country. Simply put, if you were in a situation, he was the guy on that team that was some idiot Ottawa U. grad sitting at a bar and telling all his friends about how, 34 years you would want to have your back. ago, he snuck a fish into the stadium and put It was the 1983 Panda Game. Before the game, I sat nervously in the it in the slingshot and hit the Carleton punter dungeon that passed as a dressing room near in the head. It was the best shot in the history the hockey arena under the north side stands. of fish in slingshots. I even remember the cassette I listened to on I’m sure his friends don’t believe the story my Sony Walkman. Maniac and What a Feel- when he tells it. But it’s true. I bet that guy has really aged. ing from the Flashdance soundtrack, Burnin’


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No room for bullies in our world of ‘Faith, Family, Football’

HEARING FREEDOM We are a football family. We live, eat, sleep and breathe it. When I was a young girl and pictured what my family would look like, I never really thought I would be a “Football Mom”. But here we are going into Year 8 of being on the field. We even have a plaque in the house that says “FAITH, FAMILY, FOOTBALL”. I have come to appreciate the discipline and integrity of the game. I love that the coaches are hard on the boys. I love that they are being taught how their actions affect those around them. I love how the coaches don’t tolerate the kids chatting amongst themselves when they are addressing the team. Such valuable life lessons. It’s impossible to wake up one day and think, “Today I am going to teach the kids how to respect and honour each other.” But they are learning it. You can see it in them. And these are boys who are growing up to be men in our community. They are the future. However, with everything amazing, there is an ugly side. And it showed itself more than ever before at a recent game.



stop thinking about this incident and how inappropriate it was. How the actions of these few people tainted the experience for not only those around them, but for the players. These kids are out on the field doing THE BEST they can. Every single one of them came out to play. To work hard and do their best. Not one of them woke up on Game Day thinking…I am going to fumble that ball today if it’s the last thing I do. Then I realized with absolute clarity how to handle this situation in the future. These people are bullies. We are supposed to stand up to bullies. Everyone talks about it, but how many of us actually DO IT? We need to call these bullies out. I am calling these bullies out. I have watched the large group of boys in the “Team Huddle” at the end of the game for years. Listening to the words of wisdom from the coaches. I have seen many smiles, lots of frustration and many, many tears. The boys take this game seriously. They want to win. They want to make their team proud. They talk about every play, every throw, every

tackle from every single game over and over and over again. Reliving every moment. It’s important to them. And it’s important to the parents. I feel for my kids or their teammates when they drop a pass or throw an interception. I’m excited and happy for them when they make a great throw, make a big tackle, or go for a long run with the ball. I watch them for hours at practice, all the time spent on the field learning plays and running routes. And the conditioning…that’s a lot of really hard work. So much running to prepare for the season, in full equipment. It’s not an easy sport. It requires a huge commitment. And my job as a parent is to support my child and the team. I will sit there and cheer from the sidelines, in the boiling hot and freezing cold. I will be there in the rain and snow and SUPPORT the team. I will be positive and know that the kids are doing their best. I will remember that: 1. These are kids 2. This is a game 3. Coaches are volunteers 4. Referees are human 5. This is not the Grey Cup.

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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Businesses at The Station welcome Barrhaven at Open House and Grand Opening Visitors to the open house at The Station enjoyed samples of Indian cuisine, courtesy of Longfields Pharmacy. Photos By Reegan Belanger

Preet Sidhu of Longfields Pharmacy shares a hug with her favourite customer, Adam Mogollon.

Duska Maric of Anika Arts and Flowers shares a smile with Teri-Lynne and Liam Belanger during the grand opening celebration at The Station, 613 Longfields across from Ken Ross Park. Dr. Franco Vincelli and his staff welcomed visitors and new patients to Active Health Institute.

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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Poilievre vows to fight tax changes that will hurt local farms, businesses More than 300 people attended a town hall meeting at the Nepean Sportsplex and voiced their displeasure over proposed tax changes that will hit small businesses and farms. The Carleton Conservative MP, who also serves as the Finance Critic in the Tories’ Shadow Cabinet, has been vocal against the changes for the past month. “The Liberals’ radical tax hikes are going to have a devastating impact on Canadian small business owners and farmers,” he said. “People like the dairy farmer in Richmond, the dry cleaner in downtown Ottawa, and the dentist studying abroad who doesn’t want to return home to open a practice. These people spent years building their businesses. Now they feel like

Justin Trudeau is treating them as nothing more than tax cheats. We think they’re the backbone of the Canadian economy. We should be asking how we can help them grow and succeed, not how we can tax them out of business.” Poilievre said that a “massive new tax” will hit the passive investment income of small businesses. The new change will see this income taxed at 50 per cent, with an additional tax of 23 per cent when that money is taken out of the company. “That will mean a tax of 73 per cent of your passive investment income if you are a small business owner,” he said. “For small businesses, this is money used for things like pensions and maternity.” Poilievre also said

that major changes to succession planning will be harmful to small businesses, especially farms. He said that the sale of a business will no longer be able to be

considered a capital gain. “Because of the changes to sales of businesses, it will be more beneficial for a farm owner to sell to a complete stran-

ger than it would be to sell to his own children,” he said. “That is a threat to a way of life for rural farm families. I will fight against these taxes.” Poilievre said there

has been a big backlash to these changes, including from some Liberal MPs. He is hopeful that the government will back down on these changes.

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Pierre Savard students help with unveiling of Chapman Mills West Forest signs Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the unveiling of the interpretive signs at the Chapman Mills West woodland, alongside the Ottawa Stewardship Council and Pierre Savard School. The students and staff of the school were a fundamental community partner in making many of the improvements possible. This woodlot will be enjoyed by the entire community for many years to come, as it is truly a natural treasure in the Barrhaven area. I hope that this will inspire other schools and groups to take on similar projects in the future.

Farmers’ Market in Riverside South – Still Time!

If you have not yet had a chance to visit the new Farmers’ Market in Riverside South, there is still time! They have a wide variety of vendors and the market has made a lovely addition to the community this summer. The market will run until October 29th from 10am-2pm on Sundays at the Riverview Park and Ride, located at 650 Earl Armstrong Road. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of the market so far!


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The “Fall 2017 Newsletter” for the Barrhaven Seniors’ Council is now available. For a copy, please email Don at barrhavenseniors@gmail. com. There are new activities, a silent auction, an upcoming trip to the Alight at Night Festival at Upper Canada Village, and several other social activities from which to choose. If you have thoughts or suggestions for our 2017/2018 season you can also send them to Don.

Drinking-Water Quality Remains High in Ottawa

Last week, the Environment Committee received a report which shows that Ottawa continues to produce and deliver some of the highest quality and safest drinking water in the world. For the fifth year in a row, the City’s drinking water systems were rated as 100% in conformance with the quality manage-

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Grade: 10 Parents: Cathy & Joel Deschenes Brothers: Daniel (23), Graduated from Brock University, employed by Brock University and Sioux City Hockey Team as a Hockey Scout. Josh (20), graduated from Durham College, employed by Good Life Fitness. Pet: Male Crimson Bellied Conure Parrot – named Storm Pet Peeve: “People singing, that can’t sing!” Part-time Work: “In the winter months I volunteer with the Manotick Curling Club – Little Rocks Program. I love teaching the youth about the sport I love. Between all the curling events I attend, I do my best to help out as much as I can. This year I plan to help out more.” Favourite Subjects: Physical Education What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I mostly read sports magazines and online articles about curling and other sports. I love to read about upcoming events, who are the favorites and under-

dogs, and then during events, I really like following the editors and see how things play out.” Who is your favourite author? “My favorite author is Mary Shaw. I have ready all of the “Brady Brady” books, and really enjoyed them.” Accomplishments: “Last season my Curling Team went to the U18 Provincial Curling Championships and we placed 2nd overall. We were very happy with our placement, as most of our team was only 14 years old at the time. In June of 2017, I entered a contest with the Ottawa Valley Curling Associated and was one of 72 youth curlers selected to be a Junior Star at the Roar of the Rings Olympic Qualifier – be held at the Canadian Tire Centre this coming December.”

Olympics that were held in Vancouver, BC. I then registered for the Little Rocks Curling Program in Manotick. After attending many Bonspiels, and moving to the Bantam Program, I really wanted to move to a more competitive level. My team consists of: Skip – Emily Deschenes, Third – Emma Artichuk, Second – Rory Grant, Lead – Celeste Gauthier, and our amazing Coach – Greg Artichuk. We have so much fun on and off the ice.” Career Goals: “My goals are to continue working hard at school,

Activities/Interests: “I have a strong passion for sports, but mostly for curling.”

and focus on and off the ice for curling.” Comment: “I attended St. Mark High for grade 7 and 8. I was very fortunate to be accepted into the HPA (High Performance Athletes) Program at John McCrae. When I’m away for curling events, the program offers accommodations by adjusting dates for any test or exams. As well, I’m provided with a driver to and from school every day. Without the support of this program, it would be very difficult to focus on my competitive curling outside of school.”

John McCrae Secondary School student Emily Deschenes won a silver medal at the Ontario Provincial U18 Curling Championships last year. Phill Potter photo

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DeFranco Lung Run emcee Mark Sutcliffe of 1310 News also ran the 5K.

DeFranco Lung Run 5K participants head out from start line at St. Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven on Sunday, October 1. Barrhaven Independent photos by Mike Carroccetto

Sisters Kylie and Chloe Zubrycki, ages 6 and 4, respectively, cheer on their aunt Alena (Bharath) during the DeFranco Lung Run 5K.

Maya Molina, age 9, cheers on her Grandpa (aka Nonno), Angelo Fuoco, and had his medal ready for him as he crossed the line.

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FRIDAY, October 6, 2017 Page 15

The IndependentSPORTS

Biggest play of Iloki’s career helps Ravens hold onto Pedro “If I get tackled, my mom’s not going to be too proud of me right now,” says Barrhaven star of his Panda Game TD By Jeff Morris As Barrhaven native Phil Iloki raced down the north sideline at TD Place Stadium, he knew that it was more than a last-minute touchdown. It was a play that put the third year Carleton Raven on the map as one of the best and most dangerous wide receivers in Canadian university football. Iloki caught the pass from quarterback Michael Arruda and outran two Ottawa Gee Gees defenders into the end zone for a 75-yard touchdown. The Carleton University fans at the sold-rightout TD Place Stadium jumped and cheered as Iloki raced past them. It was the biggest play in the biggest game of the year for the Ravens. For Iloki, it was the biggest play of his young career. For football fans in Ottawa, it looked like a carbon copy of the famous Henry Burris-to-Greg Ellingson pass that put the Redblacks in the 2015 Grey Cup. It was a similar pass, a similar reception, and a tocudown run along the same sideline

and into the same end zone. “We have the best quarterback in the country, and he just made a play,” Iloki said after the game. “He juggled the ball a little bit in the backfield. He trusted me enough to put it up, and I was able to make a play.” For the football community in Barrhaven, no one is surprised by Iloki’s body-twisting, juggling catch at full speed. As a member of the Nepean Redskins – now the Eagles – Iloki made big plays like that on a regular basis. Iloki led all receivers in the Panda Game with four catches for 131 yards. In the Ravens’ previous game, against the Waterloo Warriors, Iloki led all receivers with 145 yards and a 72yard touchdown. After five games, Iloki is fifth among Ontario University Athletics receivers with 470 yards. The biggest reception of his career, however, was not a designed play. Iloki was humble in trying to credit Arruda for the play. “It was a 50-50 ball,”

Iloki said. “We made it work. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s one of those plays where you close your eyes and hope the ball sticks to your fingers. The credit goes to Mike and to the team. They were so resilient. There were a lot of ups and downs.” Iloki said that as he ran down the sidelines, he saw himself on the scoreboard jumbotron. “I saw their player fall down, and I was watching as I was running to see how close they were,” he said. “I thought for a moment, ‘Oh, this is awkward. I think they’re going to catch me.’ I was running as fast as I can thinking, ‘Aw man, if I get tackled, my mom’s not going to be too proud of me right now.’ I got in, and it was exciting.” Iloki said one of the challenges that receivers from both teams had to deal with was the noise level. Almost 25,000 boisterous fans jammed into the stadium. “It was my first time playing with noise like that,” he said. “I don’t know how NFL or even CFL players do it. You

Phil Iloki races for a 72-yard touchdown against Waterloo two weeks ago. During that game, Iloki had a career-high 145 yards receiving, which is the 10th highest single game total in Ravens’ history. Mike Carroccetto photo

have to keep looking at the ball because you can’t hear the snap count.” The Ravens travel to London this weekend to take on the powerful Western Mustangs. They are heavy underdogs this weekend, and they will follow that one up with a pair of must win games for a shot at the playoffs. “As crazy as this Panda Game is, it’s still only two

points,” Iloki said. “This was a momentum game. We have to keep on going and take on what’s next.” Notes – Iloki was not the only Barrhaven native involved in the Panda Game Saturday. Another former Nepean Redskins star, Ettore Lattanzio of the Ottawa Redblacks, was involved in the coin toss during the game’s opening ceremonies.

Lattanzio was a star defensive lineman for the Ottawa Gee Gees during his USports career… If you want to see Phil Iloki and the Ravens in action, they are at home Sat., Oct. 14 against the Toronto Varsity Blues. For tickets, visit goravens.ca. With files from Mike Carroccetto












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