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FRIDAY • September 15 • 2017
A firefighter walks in front of the Ruiter dairy farm, which lost three barns and 80 head of cattle in a raging fire at 2600 Prince of Wales Dr. in Barrhaven, Friday, September 8. Smoke could be seen for kilometres around. Water had to be trucked in from Manotick, as there are no hydrants in the area. Damages were estimated at over $1M, including the cattle, farming equipment, much of it located in the three barns which were destroyed. Mike Carroccetto photo
Tragic fire destroys one of Barrhaven’s last remaining farms By Jeff Morris and Charlie Senack It was known to many as the “last farm standing in Barrhaven.” Now, Peter Ruiter is trying to digest the tragic fire that destroyed his farm and decide what the next step will be. Eighty purebred Hol-
stein dairy cows are dead after a fire broke out Friday afternoon on the Black Rapids farm at 2600 Prince of Wales Dr. just north of Fallowfield Road. “The 911 call started at 1:02 (in the) afternoon and there was a large number of calls,” said fire spokeswoman Danielle Cardinal. “The working
fire was declared before crews arrived on scene.” Three barns were destroyed on the property, including one that was 125-years-old. The fire left at least $1 Million in damages, and one of the barns also held most of the farming equipment. The family was able to go back and retrieve a trac-
tor as well as the family’s vehicle. The fire was hard to beat primarily because there were no fire hydrants in the area. Cardinal said firetrucks had to come in from nearby areas and had to start a water shuttle system. “We had to set up a water shuttle system
bringing in (fire trucks) from the rural area such as station 94 in Manotick, 41 in Kanata as well as higher up in South Ottawa,” said Cardinal. Ruiter had been working in one of the barns until about 12:30 p.m. before heading into his house. A motorist driving by the farm on Prince
of Wales Drive saw the flames and alerted Ruiter. Their house was untouched by the fire because of the direction the wind was blowing. Ottawa Fire is crediting the family for getting out safely and not returning to try and save some of the cattle.
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fire continues from page 1 “(We) want to commend the owner for getting out safely rather than putting himself in harm’s way,” said Cardinal. The farm belongs to the Ruiter Family, a wellknown farming family in the community. Ruiter also serves as the Chair of the Ontario Milk Marketing Board. He is actively involved in the Mayor’s Rural Expo and Food Aid Day. A former Carleton Ravens basketball player, he is also involved with the milk marketing board’s sponsorship of USports basketball events. “Peter is a community leader and what happened is devastating,” said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson in Barrhaven Saturday morning. “It’s a tragedy.” Councillor Jan Harder echoed Watson’s sentiments. “It’s a terrible thing that happened, and the hearts of all of us in the community go out to him,” said Harder. “I can’t imagine how awful it was for him to not be able to go in and save those animals. It’s heartbreaking in so many ways.” Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre has worked with Ruiter on several events and issues through the years. Ruiter has been actively speaking up for
Clean up has begun at the Black Rapids Farm fire that destroyed three barns and 80 head of cattle.
Canadian diary farmers after US President Donald Trump criticized the Canadian supply management system in the recent NAFTA negotiations. Ruiter has always been known for his kindness to his animals. He talked about his cows at the Rural Expo and Celebrity Cow Milking contest in June, commenting that each cow has a name and a personality. He had a strong emotional bond with all of them.
The 18 cows that survived were his “dry cows.” They are the cows that are off the milking cycle. Ruiter said that he is often asked by people passing by how he gets the cows across Prince of Wales to the field along the Rideau River. “I always wish I had a better answer for people when they ask me about the cows crossing the road,” he said. “We take them across by truck, three at a time. There are 36 cows
over there right now.” Ruiter’s parents came to Canada from the Netherlands in 1958. His father began to work on a farm, and eventually saved enough money for his own farm. The situation at Black Rapids is unique. The land was originally leased for a farm operation by his father from the National Capital Commission in 1962. The land is still owned by the NCC, while Ruiter owns the farm business, having
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bought it from his father in 1992. “At that time, there were 1,500 dairy farms in Carleton,” Ruiter said. “Now, there are 70. Most of the ones that stayed got bigger. Technology has helped us. We can produce five times the amount of milk with the same number of cows as we could then.” Whether Ruiter remains one of the 70 dairy farms is something he is still trying to decide. The
incident is too fresh for him to make that decision. The Holsteins are insured, and some of the 18 surviving cows are pregnant. The barn and the milking equipment were partially insured. The cause of the fire is still undetermined, and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in. It is unclear if the family will rebuild of not. The farm is on NCC property, and that will impact their decision.
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Being on Cappies team brings balance for Honour Roll student-athlete Name: Madeleine Lemaire
Address: Barrhaven School: Longfields Davidson Heights Grade: 12 Parents: Jeanne Ron Lemaire
Brothers: “I have two brothers; Hayden is 18 and has finished his first year of university at Carleton U for architecture. Jonny is 14 years old and is in grade 10.” Pet: 9 year old black lab named Max) Pet Peeve: “My biggest pet peeve is having holes in my socks. It drives me nuts, because I hate the feeling of the difference in fabric between the sock and the bare area under the hole.” Part-time Work: “I work part time at the Cineplex movie theatre in Barrhaven. I’m a cashier at the concession stand, selling tickets and food. I really enjoy my job and the relaxed, yet professional environment. I hope to work there until university.”
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Favourite Subjects: “My biggest interest in school is sciences – specifically biology. My plan is to hopefully go into medicine with an undergrad in biology. I love the subject, because it can be related to everyday life, and is used to have a better understanding of ourselves. I find it fascinating to be able explain the reasons for our daily actions and how our bodies work and have evolved. I also want to be able to help people in the future, be it through research or hands on medicine.” What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “My favourite genres are historical fiction and fantasy. The escapism that reading those genres provide is very entertaining, and is a great way to unwind from the stresses of the day. I also find that reading creative novels helps me become a better writer for my own school work.”
Who is your favourite author? “I don’t actually have a favourite author. I tend to read novels from a variety of different authors, and haven’t read more than two or three books written by the same person.” Accomplishments: “Academically, one of my biggest accomplishments has been getting on the Honour Roll for the past four years, which I work hard to achieve. Also, I have been on my school’s Cappies Critics Team (a group of students who review high school plays for the Ottawa Citizen) for the past two years, and I had one of my reviews published for the first time this year. That was a huge accomplishment for me, because it showed me how much I had grown as a writer over the past year. I was also awarded the Leader of the Pack Award last year. I was given this award for demonstrating excellent leadership skills, and being a team player on the school sports teams I was a part of. All of my accomplishments have helped me grow as a person, and helped me
realize how much there still is for me to achieve.” Activities/Interests: “I am part of multiple sports teams at my school, including volleyball, basketball, football and hockey. Playing sports has always been something I loved and has given me the opportunity to meet great people and strengthen my own skills. I’m also a member of Student Council as a Grade 11 Representative, and as stated earlier, I’m on the Cappies team. I find these are great ways for me to help out in my school community, and have a good time while doing so. Outside of school, I’m also on the Riverside South Community Association’s Executive Committee as a Youth Representative. This allows me to have a voice in my community and represent the voice of my peers. On a more casual note, I have also recently taken up embroidery as a hobby. It’s a relaxing and entertaining activity, and I love being able to transform simple clothes into colourful and interesting pieces. I also really love music, even though I have no
Madeleine Lemaire is an Honour Roll student who works part time at the Cineplex Theatre in Barrhaven. Phill Potter photo
musical talents myself. My favourite genres are alternative rock and folk music, and in the summer I love going to local music festivals and concerts with friends.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “I wanted to be able to make a difference and make connections in my community. It may only have a small impact, but I hope that even my
small actions can make a difference. I also enjoy doing the things I participate in; I find it fulfilling and entertaining.” Career Goals: “My hope for the future is to get into medicine, but before that of course, I need to get an undergraduate degree. Luckily, I still have a bit of time before I actually need to make a real decision”
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The IndependentCommunity The Station holding grand opening for its businesses Sept. 23 Located on Longfields Drive across from Ken Ross Park, The Station combines retail stores and services below Campanale’s luxury condo destination
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One of the most unique commercial-residential complexes in Barrhaven will be holding its grand opening Sat. Sept. 23 from 1-5 p.m. The Station, located at 613 Longfields Drive across from Ken Ross Park, features six professional and retail businesses on the bottom floor of Campanale’s luxury condo destination. The concept, with condo housing and retail businesses in the same complex, is expected to become more common as Barrhaven grows. The grand opening will feature an appearance by Ottawa Senators mascot Spartacat along with other family activities. It will run from 1-5 p.m. Among the businesses is one of Barrhaven’s hottest new places for food lovers, Juluca’s Bistro Café. Juluca’s offers both take out and dine-in options. Juluca’s is a newly-opened local restaurant who uses nothing but fresh ingredi-
ents to provide the community with delicious affordable plates. They sell everything from breakfast to dinner and can guarantee you will not be disappointed. They have a full liquor licence and are excited to have you drop by and check them out! Longfields Pharmacy, next to Juluca’s, provides personalized care combined with pharmaceutical, medical and nutrition expertise for healthy living. Diabetes certified, compression certified fitter, compounding pharmacy, foot care services, free delivery among many other services. They work closely in collaboration with the physicians next door at Precision Medical Clinic. The pharmacist, Preet Sidhu, is the owner. She takes pride in serving her clientele in an exceptional manner. Come check out this unique independently owned drugstore. They can transfer your prescriptions including your insurance
drug plan. Precision Medical Clinic provides outstanding family physicians, specialists, and allied health professionals to serve the community. Their team consists of highly trained, respectful, compassionate health care professionals who are committed to providing excellent, evidence-based and exceptional health care to meet the needs of their patients. Their advanced technology and sophisticated facility combines the best in comprehensive health care delivery models to ensure timely access to a broad range of services. Currently, Psychotherapy and counseling services, Family Physicians and Pediatrician are accepting new patients. They also have a walk-in clinic twice weekly. Concord Psychological Services is also located in Precision Medical Centre to deal with mental health and relationship issues for couples and family.
The Station on Longfields Drive across from Ken Ross Park has a number of retail and service businesses on the bottom floor of Campanale’s luxury condo destination. Their grand opening is Sat. Sept. 23 from 1-5 p.m.
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Construction, budget and rail crossings on agenda for fall open house It’s back to school for the kids and I hope the first couple of weeks of transition have gone smoothly for your family. My youngest granddaughter just started kindergarten… where does the time go? I know it can be a hectic time juggling the kids to and from school, homework, hockey tryouts. Life sure is busy! I’m so impressed with all the new businesses opening in Barrhaven. We don’t have far to go to get amazing food, health services and great tasting coffee at any number of our coffee shops. My Fall Open House date is now firm so please mark your calendars. Tuesday October 24th 5pm – 7:30pm. The lineup is chock-full of Planning applications, Major Road construction news, Budget 2018, the new look Barrhaven BIA and Rail crossings. More details to follow. Congratulations to Janice MacDonald who is retiring after working for 18 years at the Ruth E. Dickinson branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Thanks for all your hard work and service.
Community Events Epic Walk
EPIC Walk in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and the Queensway Carleton Hospital is Ottawa’s biggest one-day walk, and it’s your chance to be part of a community-based movement to inspire change. On September 16th, 2017 participants will walk 28 kms across our city in honour of the more than 7,000 lo-
BARRHAVEN by Jan Harder cal families who will be facing cancer this year. Walking 28 kms will be grueling at times, but with every step participant are helping to provide better cancer care and treatment options for our loved ones. For further information, visit, ottawacancer.ca/ epicwalk
Gourmet Food Truck Rally
In support of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, there will be 10 gourmet food tucks, live music by Nostalgia & Anthology. The Gourmet Food Truck Rally will be held on Saturday September 16th, from 11am to 6pm at the Ottawa Christian School 255 Tartan Street. Admission: Donation of nonperishable food item.
Free, Public Information Session for Caregivers of People with Mental Illness
On September 18th, 7pm, The Oasis in Kanata, a place for caregivers of people with mental illness, presents “Communication, BoundarySetting and Self-Care.” Caregivers interested in learning about mental illness, community resources, and coping strategies are invited to attend a free public information session presented by a panel of experts: Juliet Haynes, Regional Family Support Program Coordinator, The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Cen-
tre; Phyllis Grant-Parker, Executive Director, Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario; and Madeleine Bertrand, Director, Family-to-Family Education Programs for Ontario, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive. Visit www.TheOasisKanata. ca Pre-registration is not required. www.facebook. com/oasisinkanata/
Grand Opening of Ubreakifix
On Tuesday September 19th is the grand opening of UbreakiFix Barrhaven! UbreakiFix will serve the users of tech in our community by offering the highest quality of repairs and customer service for all kinds of devices including smart phones, tablets, computers, and more. If it has a power button on it, there’s a good chance they can fix it! UbreakiFix offers a free diagnostic on all repairs, along with a 90-day parts and labour guarantee. Here are some more details for the grand opening and ribbon cutting with the Ottawa Senators racing Prime Ministers between 5pm - 6pm. Earn the chance to win a free device repair. Other giveaways and prizes starting at 5pm. For more details, call 613-319-9989.
The bookmobile Barrhaven South stop is at the
Minto Recreation Centre, every Monday from 7pm - 8pm. Visit to borrow or return library materials, pick up requests, use the free wifi, browse our books, DVDs and audiobooks, get some great recommendations from staff, join the TD Summer Reading Club and meet your neighbours! The bookmobile service travelled 34,000 km in 2016, bringing OPL to 23 Ottawa neighbourhoods every week.
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 Canada 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 613240-6953. 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/ events-2/7th-annualeducation-africa-variety-
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 email@example.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 co-facilitated by experi-
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Ottawa Walk for Freedom
On October 14, people across the globe will join the movement to abolish slavery one step at a time. The event is a collective effort led by A21, a global anti-human trafficking organization dedicated to abolishing slavery everywhere, forever. A21’s desire with the 4th annual Walk for Freedom is to shine a global spotlight on human trafficking and raise funds to continue their efforts to rescue, restore, and rebuild lives. Last year, there were over 300 walks in 40 countries around the world. The Ottawa Walk for Freedom is on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 from 10am to 12:30pm, from 140 Laurier Ave West, from 140 Laurier, through the Byward Market to Parliament Hill (2.5km) Facebook - www.facebook. com/walkforfreedomottawa/ Contact
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Protestors crossed the line in aftermath of devastating fire Some called it tasteless. Others called it disgusting and pathetic. Simply put, the actions of protestors in the aftermath of the tragic fire in Barrhaven that destroyed Peter Ruiter’s dairy farm last week was in poor taste. Ruiter’s farm was destroyed by a blaze Friday afternoon. Three barns and 80 Holstein dairy cows were destroyed in the blaze that had an estimated million dollars in losses. While the tragedy was life altering and devastating for Ruiter, who is one of Eastern Ontario’s leading advocates for the rights of farmers, it was even worse emotionally. There he stood, watching the fire, knowing that inside, the animals he loved were perishing. The only thing he could do was watch, and fight the tears from trickling down his face. Peter Ruiter told us a couple of months ago that he knew each one of his 98 cows. He knew them by name. He knew their traits and personalities. He loved them. He took care of them. They were his life. After the fire, he went to look at the wreckage. He saw two of his purebred Holsteins. Sequel was lying there, dead. Gummy was beside her. Ruiter couldn’t look any further. He couldn’t take it. Yet, somehow, a group of heartless protestors thought it would be appropriate to show up in front of his farm and protest on Saturday. They called it a vigil. They held signs. “Honk to show compassion for animals.” “Not your mom, not your milk.” Sure, animal rights protestors can bring attention to certain things that need to be addressed. They can protest in front of circuses and zoos if the rights of the animals are being violated. They can protest at Marineland. They even showed up and protested at Baconpalooza at the Experimental Farm, where they were met with comments like, “If God didn’t want us to eat pigs, he wouldn’t have made them out of bacon.” But to protest Peter Ruiter at his farm when he is mourning the loss of 80 animals that he loved was just plain awful. Ruiter commented on the protest in the Ottawa Sun. “My cows are my life and some of the comments I’ve heard … The day they lose a loved one that they care about and then have someone criticize you after you’ve looked after them their whole life, it’s wrong.” Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod was a little more blunt in her response to the protestors in the Sun. “I couldn’t think of a more disgusting thing to do to a man who loves his cattle and watched in horror as they perished. I was angry about that. To me, that crossed the line.” A Go Fund Me page has started to help raise funds for Ruiter to rebuild his farm. Within two days, more than $20,000 was raised. The goal is $150,000. To make a donation, visit https://www.gofundme. com/ruiter-family-barn-fire-recovery.
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Things have changed over the last 35 years Today, the kids all have ear phones so there As we pack the kids’ peanut-free lunches and send them off to school with a sigh of re- are no stereo wars. And as far as computers go, lief, sometimes we stop to think about our own everyone has a tablet and/or a laptop. And they have Siri. back to school experiences. I closed my eyes and imagined Paul BomDo you remember your first day of school? Do you remember how nervous you were? Do bacci in today’s world with an iPhone. “Hey Siri, call me Bomber…” you remember meeting the kids who may have On Sunday as I looked down from my perch become lifelong friends for the first time? I always think back to my first day at Church- at the game, the students struck me as being ill Public School in Augusta Township. It went particularly sober. I seem to recall crowds of 5,000 or more shoehorned up to Grade 5, it had three into the little stadium at classrooms, a library and a gym. It also had a new play FROM THE Carleton blasted out of their minds at games. structure, and there were kids “Frosh Week is dry,” one of who smoked. the school officials told me. And even though it only Okay, there’s a big differhad one long hallway and ence. three classrooms, it still took I think I had been at school me a week or two to figure out by Jeff Morris for about three days before I which classroom I was in. wandered into a toga party. Last weekend, however, I thought about a different back to school. It’s There was a guy named Robe on the third floor one you really never hear people reminiscing or of Glengarry House who was like the residence king of all parties. He was jammin’ away to Trio’s talking about, but it is a big one. I was at the Carleton-McMaster football Da Da Da. Everyone was hammered by noon. Drinking gave everyone their identity in game at Carleton last Sunday night. I drove through the campus and saw thousands of 1982. How cool you were was completely tied to students moving into the residences. I couldn’t help but think of my first experience at univer- how drunk you got and the crazy things you did sity. The first football game I ever played in at when you were drunk. We had a little nerdy guy on our floor named Carleton was against McMaster, 35 years and ET. We called him ET because, well, he looked one day earlier. I started to think about how things have like ET. He was a 99 per cent average student who wore pyjamas that matched his pillow changed since I first stepped foot on campus. The obvious difference is technology. Every case. I felt sorry for him. Then he discovered tekid has the latest iPhone and the latest tablet. quila. By Christmas, ET was a legend. His signaBy the time this goes to print, the cool kids will ture move was that you could hear him throwhave the new iPhone 8. We didn’t have cellular ing up for about three miles. Nobody partied phones. In fact, the closest thing to that tech- like ET. Unfortunately, it took him about five nology we had ever seen was Maxwell Smart’s years to get his BA. And in 1982, it always seemed that there was shoe phone. I had been at the school for a couple of a kid hanging around bragging about his colweeks in 1982, living in piece and quiet during lection of Penthouse Magazines. Wally was like training camp. I was the only one on the en- that. He went through about five roommates in tire floor on Fifth Glen for about a week. Then, the first year, because everyone who roomed they arrived, just as they did last weekend. I with him couldn’t stand him. His last roomwalked back from practice, and the hallway was mate was so disgusted with him that he glued packed with kids acting like, well, kids who had all the pages together. That ended up being the just been dropped off at school by their parents. most epic prank of the year. Now, you can only imagine what Wally There was a stereo war. Who had the coolest and loudest sound system? It was easily Paul would ask Siri to show him. But that would ruin Bombacci from Leaside in Toronto. He was one the fun of seeing the painstaking efforts of his roommate’s work with the glue stick. of the first ones to greet me. For those of us who lived through it, 1982 “Hi, I’m Paul. All my friends call me Bomber.” He tried so hard to be called Bomber that we doesn’t seem like so long ago. But for kids today, it is to them what the all ended up calling him “Call Me Bomber.” But he was a great guy, a good friend, and he was golden age of talkies and horseless carriages the first guy I had ever known that had an ac- was to us. Plus it was really hard to find all of my classtual computer. It was a brand new Commodore 64. He was always talking about wondering rooms. If only I had Siri or the GPS in my phone. where he could buy floppy disks.
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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Country bands highlight 2017 Oktoberfest Ottawa in Barrhaven
Barrhaven’s biggest party of the year is just around the corner. Oktoberfest Ottawa will be held in Barrhaven from Thurs., Sept. 28 through Sat., Sept. 30. This year’s event has been moved across the road from its usual Clarke Fields location to the Strandherd Ultimate Park at 4061 Strandherd Drive. “The main reason for the move was that the grounds at Clarke Fields were damaged during the heavy rains and flooding during Barrhaven’s Canada Day,” said Paul Gibb of Oktoberfest Ottawa. “There were heavy equipment machines that got stuck during the teardown, and even tow trucks were getting stuck. There are ruts in the ground, and it is not ready to host an event like Oktoberfest.” Gibb said that the new location across the road will be just as good. “There will be plenty of parking at the city snow dump, and we will also be running a shuttle bus from
the Loblaws parking lot,” he said. While people associate Oktoberfest with Bavarian music and food, this year’s event will have a distinct country flavour to it. Thursday night, country music station Y101 will hold its 45th anniversary bash to kick off the festival. Leaving Thomas, Charlie Major and headliner Chad Brownlee will put on a free concert open to those 19 years of age and older. On Friday, Oktoberfest opens at 4 p.m. with two hours of Oktoberfest Oompah tunes, followed by the Almrauch Maple Leaf Bavarian Folk Dancers at 6 p.m. Sweet Home Chicago, a Blues Brothers cover band, play at 7 p.m. while popular Barrhaven band Lemon Cash plays at 8:30 p.m. Meghan Patrick, who has been nominated for five Canadian Country Music Awards, will headline Saturday night, taking the stage at 10:30 p.m. Om Saturday, the doors open at 2 p.m. with Sch-
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The IndependentDISCOVERBARRHAVEN.COM Better products at better prices make Totally Techy the place to go
For Samy El-Tahtawy, staying one step ahead of the latest trends means everything. “When fidget spinners came out, we were the first ones to have them,” he said. “We had them before anyone. We were selling between 150 and 250 of them a day and we had line ups at our counter that were 15 to 20 people deep at times. People were coming from all over Ottawa and Gatineau to our store in Barrhaven.” El-Tahtawy and his brother, Ramy, opened Totally Techy last November. In just a short time, the store has become a destination for cell phone and tablet repairs and accessories, as well as the latest things on the market. For the El-Tahtawy brothers, opening a retail store was a natural step to complement their existing business as wholesalers.
“We carry high quality products that we already have,” El-Tahtawy said. “It didn’t make sense not to open a store.” As a retail store, being wholesalers and supplying their own store gives Totally Techy a big competitive advantage. “We have very high quality parts and products at better prices than other stores,” El Tahtawy said. Access to these products is another advantage they have. “We go to China every two to three months,” El Tahtawy said. “We have some relationships with some great companies there.” Among the companies they deal with is FoxConn, a world leader in after sales products and services for computers, communications and consumer electronics. “In three years, we have worked with 45 of the best suppliers in China,” said El Tahtawy. “We have narrowed it down to the best eight. What separates us is that while many companies buy products from China, we go over and we do our own quality control. That’s why we know the products
Professionalism and great customer service have made Ramy El Tahtawy of Totally Techy a popular person among students and young professionals in the community.
we carry are the best. Because we are wholesalers, we also buy thousands of units of various items. That gives us the buying power to give our customers the best prices.” Totally Techy has, for its demographic, a perfect location in the RioCan Marketplace in Barrhaven. They are
located between Pizza Pizza and Booster Juice. The store draws many customers in the 15-20 age demographic, and they could not be bookended by two better businesses. “When we were looking for a place, this spot was not originally available,” El Tahtawy said. “We were going to be
over near the theatre in the old Rogers location. But we checked again, and this spot was available. It’s perfect for us.” While quality and price are two of the reasons for the success of Totally Techy, their professionalism is also a big factor in attracting customers. “We have an attract-
ive, clean store, and we pride ourselves on our professionalism and our high level of customer service,” El Tahtawy said. While customers are drawn to the store for cell phone and tablet repairs, they are also drawn for some of the unique items that the store carries.
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TECHY continues from page 8 “We have a lot of things that are really cool,” El Tahtawy said. “They may be things that our customers have never seen before, like a digital sim card that lets you have two phone numbers on the same
phone. We are a store where people can go to buy something for their kids and know that they will love it.” And if you are looking for the next big thing, there is a chance that Totally Techy might have
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Prince of Wales construction continues through late fall
The Prince of Wales Drive Coordinated Network Modification Project is currently on schedule to be complete by late Fall 2017. The Contractor has completed the paving of top lift asphalt, completed with shoulders and guardrails, on Prince of Wales from Fallowfield Road to Strandherd Drive. The City will be completing line painting in this 3.8km section in the coming weeks. The
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Contractor is continuing with the roadway reconstruction on Prince of Wales from Amberwood Crescent to Hunt Club Road. My office will continue to update the community as the project
Ottawa Police Selective Traffic Enforcement Program
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of Ottawa’s 2018 budget development process. I will be co-hosting a session along with Councillors Keith Egli and Mark Taylor on Thursday October 19th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Nepean Sportsplex in Hall C and D. To assist residents in preparing for these meetings, background information and budget resource materials are available at ottawa.ca.
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Nepean Midget Eagles quarterback Mac Parker goes back to pass during their 39-0 win over Kanata at Bob Stephen Field Sunday. It was a busy weekend for the Eagles. The Tykes lost 24-18 to Cornwall, the Mosquitos defeated Rideau 25-12, the Pee Wees hammered Rideau 64-8, and the Bantams stayed close for three quarters before losing to Cumberland 41-23. For more Nepean Eagles football photos, visit our Facebook page. Jodi Parker photo
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Barrhaven defender named co-captain of Nepean Raiders By Carlos Verde Corey Tam has seen his fair share of the CCHL over three-plus seasons with his hometown Nepean Raiders. As one of the longestserving Raiders in recent memory, he’s held a leadership role the past few years. “It’s been an awesome (three years),” Tam told TheCCHL.ca on Monday. “I’ve grown more as a person, because that’s what they look for here in Nepean — people first and players second.” Having taken classes at the University of Ottawa and now Algonquin College, the 5’9 150 lb. Barrhaven native is hoping to draw concrete attention from NCAA universities in 2017-18, his final season of junior hockey. “Wherever I go is based on what our team does, (so) if I go Division I, it’ll be because the team helped me get there,” said Tam. “Going forward, it’s just about going to school — education first, then hopefully after that I can (play in) Europe.” Tam’s coach, Darcy Findlay, a former CCHL and Division I player,
speaks highly of his cocaptain. “He’s one of the best kids I’ve coached on and off the ice,” said Findlay, who played 112 games with Bemidji State (200812). “A team guy first that works hard every day and truly cares about our program.” The Raiders bench boss believes Tam’s poise — evident since his 16-year in the CCHL2, where he played big minutes in Ottawa West’s march to the 2014 final — is one of his biggest assets. “You’d never know if he was excited or frustrated with the way things are going, because he just does his job and what’s asked of him regardless if it’s in his favour,” explained Findlay. “He’s a huge piece in our puzzle.” Life in junior hockey can vary from player to player; for Tam, whose family (mom Kristina, dad Steve, sister Brooke) billets some of his teammates, it’s virtually all Raiders, all the time. “I wake up pretty early — 8:30 or nine — get changed, have breakfast, get online, get classes going (and) make sure I’m caught up on that,” out-
Nepean Raiders’ Corey Tam (8) and Kanata Lasers’ Bennett Stockdale (11), both from Barrhaven, battle for the puck along the boards during a CCHL Junior ‘A’ game last Thursday (Sept. 7). Tam, playing his fourth and final season with Nepean, has been named co-captain of the Raiders along with Kari Belec. Mike Carroccetto photo
lined Tam. “Then get to the rink for 2 p.m. workout or 4 p.m. practice, then go home and chill out with the guys.” What the future holds
for the sturdily-built Raiders blueliner remains to be seen; he now has a “C” on his chest,
along with some interest from south of the border, and will be looking to build on his career-high
22 points (four goals, 18 assists) from last season. With files from Mike Carroccetto
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