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Former MVCA President Klaus Beltzner is our 2017 Person of the Year Few people have done as much for the community in a five-year span as Klaus Beltzner has done from 2012-2017. Beltzner, who served as the President of the Manotick Village Community Association over that time, is this year’s Manotick Messenger Al Corrace Person of the Year. “What is great about Klaus is that he has done so much for the community at so many different levels,” said Messenger editor and publisher Jeff Morris. “He has done a lot politically, he has done a lot as a volunteer, and the things he has done to improve the community stretch far beyond Manotick’s boundaries and have affected every community in rural Ottawa in a

positive way.” During his time as MVCA President, Beltzner worked closely with Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt on a number of issues. “Klaus Beltzner has been a great advocate for the Manotick community,” Moffatt said. “During his time as President of the MVCA, we joked, argued, collaborated and commiserated on all things Manotick. He has been a great partner in working on the Secondary Plan, developing the Remembrance Park, embracing our growing community and also seeing things beyond Manotick’s boundaries that are important to the City as a whole and especially the rural area.” Beltzner was honoured

by the City of Ottawa in 2016 as he was the recipient of the Mayor’s City Builder Award. “Mr. Beltzner is a community activist and leader in the Village of Manotick and the surrounding area,” said Mayor Jim Watson during the award presentation. “As the president of the Manotick Village and Community Association (MVCA) since 2012, he collaborates closely with City staff and Councillors Moffatt and Darouze on important current and emerging issues that affect Manotick residents. He reaches out weekly to thousands of residents through his Village Voice column in the Manotick Messenger and his blog on the MVCA website. He keeps residents informed


of issues, and works with positive energy to increase residents’ involvement in celebrating and preserving the treasured aspects of life in their community. “Whether it’s expanding the “Keep it to 40” anti-speeding campaign, flagging issues with truck traffic on Bridge Street, or providing informed input to City plans, Mr. Beltzner’s goal is that all stakeholders come together to work proactively and collaboratively and to avoid misunderstandings by enhancing communication.”

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, left, presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Manotick Village Community Association President and Manotick Messenger contributor Klaus Beltzner in 2016. Joining them for the presentation were Rideau Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt and Osgoode Councillor George Darouze.








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ice storm continues from page 1 Banks talked about the storm during a book signing at Raymond’s Store last month. “It was the worst storm that we have ever had, but the remarkable thing was how it brought the entire community together,” said Banks. “I can’t imagine that we have had anything like that happen in our local history, to that extent.” The storm started Jan. 5, and by the next morning, everything in the area was covered in ice. Most of the region had lost power. Some had it restored briefly the next day, only to lose it again. By Jan. 8, Thompson was the first mayor in Eastern Ontario to declare a state of emergency. Prime Minister Jean Chretien toured the area, and the military rolled in to assist with 150 soldiers as part of the largest Canadian military mobilization since the Korean War. On Jan. 28, Osgoode was the last township to have it lifted. In his book, Banks quoted a Manotick Messenger from the Jan. 21,

1998 issue written by editor Derek Puddicombe, talking abut how the Osgoode Village Community Centre became a 24-hour evacuation centre. “The doors opened Jan. 8th for people to collect water. The next day the centre had a generator and 25 cots were set up for people to sleep. At the peak of the crisis, 18 people stayed overnight. “For several days volunteers depended on the Metcalfe Fire Station for supplies, but by late in the second week of the storm, the centre was self-sufficient. “’The outpouring of volunteers has been unbelievable,’ said relief co-ordinator Sue Harrington, flipping through a duotang with about a dozen pages filled with names of volunteers, phone numbers and the names of people who walked through the doors with food. Osgoode restaurants, Main Street Café and Ozzie’s, came through donating food and their kitchens to cook food. Harrington said Os-

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Manotick’s Pat Drummond recounts the ice storm in a diary on her blog During the Ice Storm of 1998, Pat Drummond, who owns and operates the Manotick Business Directory, kept a small diary each day of what was happening in her home near Manotick. Someday, she says she hopes to read it and laugh... Jan 5, 1998: We lost our power with the first ice storm that dropped 13 mm of record setting rain, freezing rain, then ice pellets (same as hail). By dawn, more than 24 mm of freezing rain had fallen, coating everything with 2-3 cm of ice. Although, we regularly get freezing rain in the winter, we hadn’t seen anything like this since Christmas 1986. The forecast said more was on the way... Jan 6: Another 10 mm of freezing drizzle to add to the 24 mm already down, with yet another storm coming. Power is out for 100,000 homes in Ottawa-Carleton as hydro lines snap under the weight of ice, but no one outside the area seems to know anything about it. The power went again just after supper and lasted till the next day. We lit the fireplace again, and talked by candlelight and went to bed under many extra blankets. We

thought it was over. Jan 7: The forecast is for another 28 mm of freezing rain! I don’t see how the trees can take any more, never mind the roof. (Later it appears we actually got 38 mm!) Again, we lost power just as we were finished cooking supper. Again, we lit the fire and candles as the drizzle continued. That night was constant explosions that was hard to sleep through. Each explosion was a large branch or tree coming down. It reminded me of movies of those whistling bombs in London during the war, with people waiting for them to hit. Around 3 a.m., I got up to check the basement and ended up repairing a leaky pipe from the sump pump with magic tape. Just to add to my humour, Skipper the cat threw up on the floor (no I didn’t step in it). Then, one of our largest backyard shade trees came down, roots and all. There must’ve been 10 cm of ice on all the trees. The doorframe over the patio door started to leak from an ice dam just as I was surveying the downed tree. Jim’s 12-volt sump pump saved our basement with my car battery as charging unit! Twenty

hours of pumping from a 12-volt battery to pump water out of the basement is not bad as it needed pumping every hour. We were using the fireplace to heat the house. Jan 8: One of our neighbors closed up his house and left, and gave us his two kerosene heaters. Ottawa-Carleton has declared a “state of emergency” today. Pray help comes before the inevitable deep freeze. Jan 9: More freezing rain in the forecast. Hydro workers are not making much progress as more lines go down as soon as they get one back up. We remembered that some friends had a generator (they were on holiday in Mexico). Things were looking serious by then, so we phoned his son. His son broke into his parent’s iced up toolshed to get the generator for us on the 9th. He picked up some kerosene that we had located, and drove out in his 4-wheel. I made a chart of how many amps everything needed and we juggled the power to do only important things - like make coffee in the morning (as if we needed cafeine, but it made us feel normal to drink it). We were still cooking in the

fireplace. Jan 10: Today, the sun came out and we could see the eerie combination of thick ice shining in the sunshine combined with the terrible destruction it had caused. Every tree in the area showed damage. We had the only whole tree on the ground, but many others won’t survive the damage. Chretien and Harris are touring the area as hundreds are now sleeping in emergency shelters. Jan 11: Kathleen dropped by with more kerosene on her way to visit her daughter, who has not had any power, water, or telephone. Jim went shopping at the hardware store for the growing list of things we need. Jan 12: 46F on the thermometer this morning. Brrrr. I phoned Mom to let her know we are OK, but I wonder if we are. I ended up going to Ottawa (the local clinic was closed) to find my hand was infected from being scratched by the cat two days ago. Antibiotics and elevate the hand and rest (joke eh?). So now Jim had to do all the labour that required two hands. A neighbour was wiring everyone’s generators up to their

electrical distribution panel. Our house was third and the furnace wouldn’t work. Jan 13: After a $200 repair bill for a new relay on our “leased” furnace with a service contract, we had an electrician wire a heavy extension cord into the furnace -for free. The generator ran the furnace for an hour and quit. Kerry arrived with the big 4 KW genny about 20 minutes later and asked “Are you Irish?!” At last, we are warm and dry without juggling cords. Ottawa’s official emergency ended today. Workers from across Ontario are in the area and the military has been helping clear trees and dig wires out of the ice. There was a public meeting in Kars village, but Jim decided to sleep instead. Someone must have impressed the guy from Ontario Hydro that there were 300 houses here with underground wiring near the Kars line. That night, our subdivision was hooked up from Kars. It took me less than 2 minutes to get the breakers on and the furnace going! Warmth! In an hour I was having a hot shower! Jim observed that daily showers are highly overrated! The most amazing

thing was that our newspaper arrived at our door even when the branches were raining down! I don’t know how they did it! Our yard is a mess - we paid the neighbors son and friend with mighty chain-saws to clean it up and the front of our yard is now about 5’ high with branches stacked up from one side to the other. We also have lots of firewood although I may not have another fire for a long, long time. There are many thousands still without power. We discovered that modern insurance policies don’t cover any of the expenses we’ve had so far, except for the dent in the car from a falling limb. Jan 14: Driving into town for a much-needed break and dinner, we saw just what a mess the wires and poles are in. There were workers in cherry-pickers working on every second road. On the way home we saw very few lights outside the towns and villages. No lights between Manotick and our group of homes and none beyond. They didn’t even have phones south of us. Jan 23: Forecasting more freezing rain... Virtually yours, Pat Drummond

ice storm continues from page 4 “The Stevens had taken all precautions by switching off the main breaker. But the night the power was restored around them, they turned it back on without realizing the electricity entering their home was unsafe. “’There was only partial voltage coming into the house,’” said Bev. ‘Every time we turned a light on the smoke detector went off.’ “A strange buzzing sound could be heard, and flames burst from outlets appliances were plugged into. The Stevens’ stove, television set and garage door opener burned before their eyes. The house’s

ceiling fans and light receptacles also blew. They immediately turned off the main breaker. “’It (the house) was a fire hazard at this point. We called Hydro three times, but because of everything that was happening, they were very indecisive.’ The Stevens also approached Hydro linemen two days before power was restored, drawing attention to the low-hanging wire above the roof of her van. They promised her the line would be checked before activated, but it was not. “’All I know is I watched my TV burn and my garage door burn,’ she said.”

Ice Storm Anniversary Celebration this weekend

Do you remember where you were when the lights went out? Do you remember the silence until the generators started and the trees began to break? Do you remember the lifestyle changes you had to make? Do you remember how our communities pulled together with neighbours helping neighbours? Do you remember the Military being called in? Do you remember? Plans are underway for the 20th anniversary celebration of the 1998 Ice Storm that hit eastern Ontario and western Quebec including Osgoode Ward which was hit fairly hard. The celebrations will take place Jan. 11-14.

On Thurs., Jan. 11 at 7 p.m., there will be a trivia night at the Vernon Recreation Centre. Trivia Queen Connie Johnston will test your skills as only she can. There will be a silent auction, light refreshments, and snacks (sorry but no bar). Cost is $10 per person with teams up to 8 people. Ages are teen and up to play. To register email Kim at youreventquestions@ or call (613) 821-3033. Two nights later, a Saturday evening dance will have music by Bobby B Productions. For more information on events, visit Facebook. com/OsgWardEvents.

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Gawww-leee, I really embarrass the Diva sometimes

The Diva stopped what she was doing and into a car and go cruising. Doing that may not gave me that look. have been referred to as swell anymore, but You know the one. It’s it sure was keen! It certainly We kick off the new year in 2018 with a number of changes at the kind of got an exasperawasn’t a drag. Manotick Messenger. tion base, seasoned with And how about “man?” Is FROM THE Our COmmunity The first thing you will notice is our new format and page size. some disbelief, and the that the ultimate hippy word, Though we know that the editor and publisher of the Messenger has embarrassment really or what? Man? an OCD freak out at the mere mention of the word “change,” even he Messenger Editorial shows up in the aroma. I will never forget my was in agreement that the new page size gives us a cleaner and more “Golly?” she said. “You uncle, Robin, who may have readerAre friendly look. The change was made to be compatible with our you more Canadian said ‘golly?’ What are you, been the prodigal son of the new printer, and we are more than happy with the final product. 95 years old?” 60s, with his long hair and by Jeff Morris than a fifth grader? The other big change this week is the addition to the Messenger “It’s not ‘golly.’ It’s more facial hair. I don’t ever refamily of the Village of Richmond. Since we started our publication in With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to like ‘gawww-leeee.’” member him saying, “Give reflect on whatMessenger it means to be Canadian. 1986, the has served the South Carleton communities of Do we take being Canadian for granted? “Seriously? You actualme some skin, man,” or perManotick, Osgoode, North Gower, Kars Some andof Greely. We have, on sevBetter yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? us ly said that? You are so embarrassing.” haps, “lay it on me, man,” to his friends, but I look upon immigrants and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but eral occasions, covered events taking place in Richmond. We have alvery willing to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you “I always say gawww-leee,” I replied. can sure picture it happening. Looking back, ways Carleton events, and with the minor attendcovered a celebration South for new Canadians, such asHigh the one School hosted by Nepean“I’ve never heard you.” Robin had far too much respect for the EngCarleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother in Barrhaven hockey merger which ledTeresa to High theSchool creation oflast the Osgoode Richmond month, you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every “Well, I say it around other people more lish language to get caught up in 60s-speak. Romans, there is yet another tie that includes Richmond into our fold new Canadian. because I knew you would bust my chops if I Golly and gee whiz were replaced with They understand, perhaps better than all of us, what it means to be ofCanadian. communities. We are also the only newspaper and media outlet in said it around you. Ask the kids.” “outta sight!” And if something was really how can the rest of us have that feeling? theSocity that consistently covers the City of Ottawa Agriculture and Bev McRae photo The Conservative government has a solid idea. “They aren’t here,” she said. “Besides, you good, it was no longer swell, it was primo. At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servRural Committee. JasonAffairs Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism ing teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden bench, which be installed a plaque in the school’s other than need towillcome upwith with something What was outta sight in the 60s was far out and Andrew President the Historica-Dominion are chal-to the For ourCohen, friends inof Richmond whoInstitute, are new Messenger, what playground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a suplenging middle and high school students to take the citizenship test. that. You’re back in Canada. You moved out of in the 70s. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. we The intend toCitizenship provide you funded withinispartabyprofessional Canadian Challenge, CIC and run by the and responsible publiTexas years ago, and again, you’re not 95 years Television in the 70s gave us some buzz Historica-Dominion will see students study Discover Canada: the cation that willInstitute, inform and entertain you. Personally, I hope you enjoy Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship words that we tried to use on a regular basis. my We also have it’s old.” test.From the Other Side column opposite this space. Sometimes best just to want saymenil “So what do you to say?” I replied. Who can forget Henry Winkler as Arthur Fon“This will be a fun way for students to learn about Canada and feel proud some good columns and features provided by historian Larry Ellis and I’m finding myself at one of those bizarre cross- wonder about things like how come “underneath” is of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we “Should I just say ‘Holy F#$%#$% S#%$’ or zarelli saying, “Heyyyyy!” The Fonz also popuroads where everything I love about sports is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the bylearn Phill We do get letters to the editor, aboutPotter. our past and the people and events that made Canada what it is and we guarantee that to collide with a large swatch of the population workdiscussion pulled back into soccer. something likemethat?” larized the still-popular thumbs up motion. today, we become more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see how we you are going to get to know Andy Braid. ing diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelsea is learning so much by watching the can defend our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much “Well, at least it’s a bit more contemporary And opposite the Fonz on Tuesday nights at 8 It’s this whole World thing. Don’t you find World Cup,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “We are more it is to part be a citizen Canada.” Forstrongly the how restvaluable of you, of ofthe excitement of expanding intoCup Richthat people are just a little too into it? studying each she countrysaid. before the game. She has “Our schools need to be training our young people to become the citizens than ‘golly’,” p.m., you may have been watching J. J. Walker mond is the village’s bi-centennial celebrations oninthroughfoundgo myself line in front of two nouveau really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, and she of tomorrow. Citizenship is not only about new Canadians, it’s about all that Iwill “It’s not ‘golly,’ it’s more like ‘gawww-leee,” saying his signature, “Dy-No-Mite!” soccer fan moms at Your even wants us to go there on our Canadians, young and old,” said Andrew Cohen. “The Canadian Citizenship out 2018. Richmond has a unique history, and there are a number of Independent Grocer the other day. vacation next year. Perhaps we Challenge will encourage students to learn more about what it means to be I said. Disco came along and made us all want to FROM events planned throughout the year. It will be something for all of the I was kind of in my own little can even go to Brrra-seeel.” Canadian and then put that knowledge to the test.” THE “Thanks Tips,” she replied. “I got it the first boogie down, and the discos were filled with mental world in the checkout line, That caught my attention. Starting this summer, Historica-Dominion Institute will be encouraging rural villages in the the former Carleton County to come together to celescanning the tabloid and maga- OTHER Arr-hayne-TEE-na? more than 5,000 middle and high school teachers to register their classrooms time.” brick houses and cool cats. You didn’t usually brate. zine covers and wondering what Are you kidding me? for the Challenge. Each classroom will receive a set of the new citizenship SIDE As the next couple of days went see chumps at the discos. The whole scene Justin Bieber’s first major scandal The other mom – the one with on, I kept guide, along with specially designed learning activities. The teacher will also R A E T P ED For all Pof you, we are fortunate to provide youwould with a voice and a By Jeffrey &AOTaE mock BYcitizenship exam. Students will take the citizenship R Eof be. 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GROC ER carry the watch the games when they are playing.” CIC’s multiculturalism grants andShopping contributions program will be investing locally puts a face tovuvuzela the business horns so that we 3777 couldStrandherd bring themDr., toNapean I bit $525,171 this 32 month project which promotes civic memory, civic pride Mews ofinManotick, Manotick There ismynotongue. Rosetta Stone Texas program, but cused by the Diva of being stuck in, we also for all your grocery needs. Chelsea’s was wearing Page x Page x games,” said the mom who Page x In an effort to keep my blood pressure down, I and integration. 613-692-2828 613-843-9413 if there would havelotphrases like, had “wicked,” and later, “gnarly” and “tubuCrocs. lookedwas, out theitbig window clearly at the big parking “Oh, I know,” said the one wearing Birkenstocks. and scoped it to out,cut looking for a puppygrass, or a bird but, or “I was fixin’ all y’all’s gawww- lar.” The Diva’s youngest son throws gnarly SERVING MANOTICK AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES “Zachary has a tournament next weekend and it anything that would pry my mind out of the shackIN OSGOODE, RIDEAU AND SOUTH GLOUCESTER leeee, my lawnmower done got broked up.” around a lot. Personally, I think that word is would have been so in the spirit of the World Cup to les that these two soccer moms had put me in with have all of us blowing our vuvuzela horns. They lost Itheir conversation. still use “fixin’” sometimes, but, gawwwbogus. two-nil and then three-nil. They need all of the supA busload of seniors from a nearby retirement I would say it around the Diva. As far as the 90s goes, well, what…ever! port they can get.” home had pullednever up and passengers were getting Named one of Ontario'sleee, top three Nil? Who says nil? Really. community newspapers for 2008,off. 2009I was trying to, in my head, name all of their And, since I often listen to KCTK 1310 A lot of our 90s phrases were popularized “Oh, I know,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “The walkers as an escape. 1165 Beaverwood Rd., P.O. Box 567, Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5 horns are such a beautiful part of the South African Unfortunately, they pulled back in. Dallas-Fort Worth onme the internet radio while by Seinfeld. “Yada yada yada,” was one, as VOL. 28 • N . 1 MANOTICK, ONTARIO WEDNESDAY • JANUARY 5, 2011 culture.” “My cousin lives in Australia, and he was devasThe Manotick Messenger is published every Wednesday in Manotick, Ontario. The Manotick I hear whole lot of were phrases like “can’t spare a square,” “masI wanted to jump in and say something, butat I work, tated when Germanya beat them 4-nil,” saidgawww-leeee. the Messenger is mailed to bona fide subscribers in Rideau and567 Osgoode Townships for $36.Ontario The P.O. Box Manotick, refrained. I couldn’t do it. mom wearingit Crocs. publication is available by carrier for $36 or at newsstands for $1.00 per copy. Letters will be edited Sometimes just sort of dribbles out. ter of my domain,” and “close-talker.” But yo, for length, clarity and libellous statements. Display, National Classified rates are available on If you are unfamiliar with the vuvuzela horn, then At this point, I couldn’t take it anymore. Mount Tel: 613-692-6000 thing me think about the 90s was da bomb! Word to your mother. John request. The Manotick Messenger is not responsible for the loss of unsolicited manuscripts, photos or you have not tuned into CBC over the Green: past two The Patiencewhole erupted and out camemade sarcasm lava. The Manotick Mesother material used publication purposes. Publisher: JeffforMorris weeks. If you stumble across Our a World Cup soccer “I saw that match,” I said. “I can’t believe Aus- words and our language and about trendy Once we got into what my son Wade used 2010 Person Managing Editor: Jeff Morris senger is you published game on CBC, will hear what sounds like TRY-lier looked so insipid against Deutschland.” Publisher: Jeffrey Morris of the Year filler words. I always imagine my dad and his to call “the zeroties,” we had some more new 50,000 bees swarming the field. They are not bees. The mom with the crocs was not impressed. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Morris Contributing writers: Phone: 613-692-6000 every other FRIDAY They are people blowing on cheap, plastic, gimmomthe with 50s Birkenstock’s wasn’t either, like but gee whiz, Reporters: Bev McRae Publisher: Jeffrey Morris Greely-area rescue specialistThe in Grace Thrasher, Larry Ellis, Phill Potter Phone: 613-692-6000 friends saying words ones. Your peeps, which were your nifty new in Manotick, Ontario. John Green, pictured with EsauMorris micky horns. she did acknowledge me with a response. Managing Editor: Jeff Jeffrey email: Fax: 613-692-3758 Agostinho of the French AdvertisingReporters: and Marketing: Bev McRae and swell, and, well, golly. glasses in the 50s, were now your friends. And The funny thingbe about these Grace horns they Letters will edited Cafe at is a that fundraiser for the“Who is your team?” she quipped, condescendAdvertising: Gary Coulombe Marketing Mgr: Gord Logan Jeff Esau have become what has defined theManotick 2010 World Cup. Project in Haitiingly. at Editor: But that’s golly, not gawww-leee. Got it, we can’t forget the damage that Snoop Dog for length, clarity and Longfields email: People who have been following the World Davidson Cup andHeightsI did the only thing I could do, shouting as loud Photographer: MikeAngie Carroccetto News/sports: Office: High School in February, is Marketing Mgr: GordDinardo Logan Advertising: libellous statements. people who have only seen 20 minutes of it in passas I could. Daddy-O? did to our language. “Fo’ shizzle, dizzle.” our person of the year for Photographer: Mike Carroccetto Editor: 2010. Agostinho ing have commented on these annoying yet relent-was our“USA! USA! USA!” Office: Angie Dinardo Display, National and News/ Sports: He would probably put on some threads, That’s just cray-cray. person of the year for 2009. less horns. Ironically, while the world has learned to They turned their heads in disgust. The next 45 Photographer: Mike Carroccetto For the full story, see page 2. Classified adapt these hornsrates as the oneare thing they now know incredibly and rubber, awkward. and split. Of get seconds in hiswere hot rod, silent burn So, now, I’m not sure what to say anymore. about South African the horns aren’t really At that point, it was my turn. The cashier available on culture, request. course, areCoke only we are visit- I don’t want to sound 20 minutes ago. I want We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada a part of their everyday lives. South African sports scannedwe my Diet andsaying V-8 Fusion,this and Iif was through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. The Manotick Messenenthusiasts have commented that they had never set. at his pad. ing all him to have some street cred. Friday 10 am CLASSIFIED; Monday Advertising deadlines: DISPLAY, Monday 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. Friday noon ger is heard not aresponsible seen nor vuvuzela horn at a sporting event, “Would you like plastic bags?” All layouts and composition of advertisements produced by employees of Manotick Messenger The 60s brought in a whole new culture But, then again, I am a middle-aged man Vol. 27, Number X Manotick, Ontario Wednesday, Month x, 2010 Single copies $1 and that the South African people find the noise just “Yes please,” I replied. Inc. are protected by copyright invested in the publishers of the Manotick Messenger. for the loss of unsoas annoying as the rest of the world does. I had never beenfor so happy toand pay five cents formore a and language us, many phrason the back nine of life. It’s over. Maybe I will Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association licited manuscripts, Apparently, some now wealthy marketing genius plastic bag just to get the hell out there. Canadian Community Newspaper Association es and expressions that the baby-boomers have to face the fact that I will never be cool came up with idea tomatemass produce and market photos or the other these horns as a World Cup novelty. The plan Jeffreyin Morris the 2008 OCNA Columnist of brought forwas use. again. I’m not sure I ever was. rial used worked, andfor nowpublication the rest of the world must endure the Year. His book, From the Other Skide, is availItable was a decade where everyone Gawww-leee. the shrilling sounds of his quick buck. at Manotick Office Pro, Barrhaven UPS Store, would pile purposes.

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Welcome to the Messenger, residents of Richmond and area Happy New Year and welcome to my first Messenger column of 2018. A new chapter for my column begins this week, as this will be the first time that the Messenger is delivered to Richmond. Following an incredible 50+ year run of the Stittsville News, which sees its last issue delivered this week, communities in Goulbourn will experience a void and the Messenger is stepping up to help fill that void. As a result, my column will now feature some information that Rideau residents would not normally see. Up until now, I have been writing columns in the Messenger, Stittsville News, Kemptville Advance and the Carleton Place Gazette. Each column is usually different and speaks to the readership in the appropriate catchment area. Because of the change in delivery and the elimination of the Stittsville News, my Messenger column will now focus on things from Richmond in addition to matters in Manotick, North Gower and Kars. Having said all of that, welcome to the Messenger, Richmond! I first had the privilege of writing articles in the Messenger when I was in high school reporting on the South Carleton High School hockey team. That was twenty years ago. It is a great local, independent paper that focuses on community and provides coverage of our Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee. It is a perfect opportunity for residents to stay informed. I hope you will enjoy it.

Storefront Industries

The City is looking at introducing new zoning provisions to allow limited, small-scale manufacturing and food processing, including micro-distilleries and micro-breweries, in commercial areas. Currently, the Zoning By-law restricts all manufacturing and processing activ-

ities to industrial zones that are located in segregated industrial or business parks. These land use classifications do not align to the current trend of small-scale, light manufacturing and foodprocessing activities that also include a storefront retail or restaurant component in a mixed-use area. These kinds of light “storefront industries” no longer need to be isolated in industrial areas. Under certain circumstances, they are compatible with, and often better suited to more pedestrian friendly main streets. For example, making beer is technically an industrial activity under the current zoning, regardless of quantity. The growing popularity of microbreweries and brew pubs on urban mainstreets, where the same site brews the beer and serves it to onsite customers as well as wholesaling relatively small quantities to other restaurants and retailers, is poorly accommodated by the current zoning. The proposed amendment is intended to allow small-scale light manufacturing under certain circumstances in commercial and mixed-use areas. These “storefront industries” will, by definition, include a retail or restaurant component where the products being manufactured are available for sale and/or service to customers on-site, thereby supporting the commercial intent of these areas. However, the proposal also provides for such an operation to sell or distribute its products for resale at other locations. If you have any questions or comments about this proposal, please contact Tim Moerman at Tim.

Richmond North Sales Meter Station Upgrade Project

This is an update that our office received recently on the status of the Richmond North Sales Meter

• If it sounds too of charitable organizaSadly, the Internet has made it much easier for good to be true, it prob- tion scams. While there criminals to take advan- ably is. Be wary of contests are many organizations tage of people, and much asking you to pay money that do tremendous work WARD more difficult for investi- to collect your prize, or in our communities, there REPORT gators to track. With the winnings for contests you are some that scam people using pressure tactics to tax season upcoming, did not enter. by Councillor Scott Moffatt • Take your time to give on the spot and have protect yourself against Station Project. TransCan- online scams. The Canada think and ask questions. you sign up for monthly ada initially mailed com- Revenue Agency (CRA) Contact someone you donations with your credit munication about the Pro- does not send emails or trust for a second opinion. card. ject in January 2017 and texts with links requesting For more information Learn more about fraud filed an application with your financial or other and how to protect your- about common scams, the regulator, the National personal information. Do self: please visit the Ottawa Energy Board (NEB), in not give your personal in• Canada Revenue Police website at ottawaFebruary 2017. formation over the phone Agency: On November 24, 2017, until you have checked • Anti-Fraud Cen- common-scams.asp. TransCanada received ap- the status of your CRA ac- tre: If you have any comproval from the NEB to count. • Ottawa Police ments, questions or conHockey Team_Ad 12/15/17 7:55 PM Page 1 upgrade its existing Rich- copyOttawa Fraud Unit: ottawapolice. cerns, please feel free to Police Staff Sermond Sales Meter Station. geant Stephanie Burns of- ca/fraud email me at Scott.MofThe Richmond Sales Meter fers these tips to keep you While CRA related or contact Station is located at 6783 safe from tax scams and scams can be quite fre- me by phone at 613-580Fallowfield Road, between enticing offers: quent, they are not the 2491. For information on Conley Road and Huntley • Be suspicious of only ones you need to Rideau-Goulbourn issues, Road, in Stittsville, Ontario. emails that ask you for be concerned about. You please visit RideauGoulThe Project will provide confidential information. also need to be cautious TransCanada with the capability to accommodate a customer’s forecasted future natural gas needs. After the new sales meter station is put into service, the existing Richmond Sales Meter Station will be decommissioned. TransCanada submitted notification to the NEB in February 2017 under a Section 45.1 regulatory application for this decommissioning activity. Construction of the Project will commence once the pre-construction conditions of the NEB Order are satisfied by TransCanada. TransCanada curStains, Creases, Fading, Tears, Pieces Missing rently anticipates that conAdd or Remove People or Items struction will commence Colourize Black and White Photographs in May 2018, however Change Colour to Classic Black and White some clearing activity is Archival/Giclée Printing expected to take place in Transparencies, Negatives, Tintypes, Daguerreotypes February 2018. TransCanPhoto Collages, Custom Framing ada will provide further notice once the timing of construction is confirmed. Please note that this project is not related to the PHOTOGRAPHIC RESTORATION Energy East pipeline proand DIGITAL SERVICES posal that was cancelled Over 25 years experience. in October 2017. If you All work done on premises. have any questions on this, please let me know and I By Appointment Only – Day or Evening at Your Convenience. will make sure to get a response from TransCanada. Call 613.425.1301 RIDEAUGOULBOURN

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New Years Eve Gala sets the bar high for Richmond’s 2018 celebrations Celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Village of Richmond began in style. The bi-centennial celebrations began with a New Year’s Eve Gala that ushered in both the new year and the launch of a year’s worth of celebrations. The Duke, John Hartin, a former Richmond resident, resplendent in his finest military dress, opened the door for the guests as they arrived. With music by The Cougar Chick Tribute Band, cocktails at 6:00pm, a three course meal, four menu selections, party favours and a cash bar the revelry was well underway long before midnight. A highlight of the evening was a photo booth where nearly everyone took the opportunity to capture the moment on film. Suffice it to say lots of mem-

ories were captured as the countdown to Richmond’s 200th anniversary began. The evening was organized by Cydney Green, Maryan Wammes and Sheila Coughlin. They praised the numerous volunteers and local businesses who helped make the evening possible. The village of Richmond is the oldest settlement in what was once

Carleton County. It was surveyed and laid out in July 1818 under military authority as it was to be a supply depot for one of the new townships being set up by the British. It was to be populated by soldiers of the disbanded 99th regiment who had fought in the War of 1812. The British wanted settlers who were loyal to the Crown and familiar with military discipline and procedures, in case

the Americans should try to invade again. Richmond did not grow gradually; it was set up as a complete town with instant settlers – members of the Irishraised 100th regiment which was renamed the 99th by the time its members got to Richmond. The settlement straddled the Jock River, which was then considered a useful transport route. Early Richmond had a school, an Anglican and a Roman Catholic church, a government stores depot, a number of log homes, a grist mill and a saw mill, owned by George Lyon, a town hall and the Masonic Arms Hotel owned by Sergeant Andrew Hill and his wife Maria. Colonel George Thew Burke oversaw the settlement. Although the military withdrew its support in 1822, Richmond con-

Cydney Green, Maryan Wammes and Sheila Coughlin were the organizers of the Richmond 200th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Gala.

tinued to do well and in 1850, it was the first municipal corporation in Carleton County to be formed as a village.

For information on Richmond bi-centennial events throughout the year, visit

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Food Bank says thank you for generous support The Richmond Hub From the RVA The Richmond Food Bank would like to say “Thank You” to the community that responded so generously this Christmas Season. The food bank saw an increase in need over 2017 and was getting concerned about problems meeting the need over Christmas and into the coming winter. Word spread quickly, as it does in small communities. The response was immediate. Local businesses, sports teams, schools, youth groups and community associations got involved. Funds were raised, toys and food were collected, sorted and packaged ensuring that 43 families were given a Christmas Hamper. Richmond’s Food Bank is starting 2018 with funds in the bank, food on the shelves and food in storage. As Debbie Markell, volunteer at the food bank

remarked “There is even food under the pews in St. Paul’s United Church! The giving spirit is truly alive and well in Richmond.” She then cited a list of business, schools and community groups that helped make this happen. “Thank you to each and every resident who supported us by making these food drives and fundraisers such a huge success.” The businesses were: King’s YIG, Sonya Kinkade Design, Spotlight on Hair, Jubalani Win-

ery, S&S Service Station, Loblaws Food Drive, Daniel & Troy Tree Sales / Talos Homes, Kim Pijselman, Cedarstone Homes, Richmond Public School, St. Phillips Catholic School, South Carleton High School, Sacred Heart High School, Westwind Public School, Goulbourn Middle School, Richmond Lions Club, Richmond Knights of Colombus, Richmond Royals Hockey Team(s), Richmond Girl Guides, Richmond Quilting

Guild, Hyde Park Association, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, St Philip C.W.L., Beta Sigma Phi, Munster Community Assoc., St Philips Eucre Club, Merivale Loyal Association True Blue #454.

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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH Honour Roll student active with student council and on curling rink Name: Jocelyn Taylor Age: 18



Address: Osgoode School: Osgoode Township High Grade: 12 Parents: Brent and Andrea Taylor Brothers: Daniel (13) – Vimy Ridge Elementary, Jeremy (19) – uOttawa, Adam (21) Sister: Caroline (16) – Canterbury High Pet: Charlie (dog) Part-time Work: “I’m currently working on my family’s dairy farm, milking cows and doing chores. In the summer

by Phill Potter

I worked for the Septic Store and Rideau Valley Septic Services.” Favourite Subjects: “I enjoy social sciences, such as law or politics.” What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I don’t exactly get a lot of time to read during the school year, but I do enjoy reading a variety of fiction novels, along with various articles in magazines and newspapers.” Who is your favourite author? “I really enjoyed a book by Laura Langs-

ton. So I would say she is one of my favourites, along with John Green.” Accomplishments: “I am proud to say that I have been on the Honour Roll every year in high school, and have even received a silver medal for a 90% average in grade 10. I have also curled at the provincial level, competing in mixed doubles in March 2017, and representing the Ottawa area at OFSAA with the school team.” Activities/Interests: “I curl competitively, and love being on the ice. This year I’m curling on a U21 girls team, playing out of the Manotick Curling Club. I am involved in multiple 4H clubs, including;

field crop, square dancing, cooking and lifeskill clubs. As well, in the past I have shown dairy heifers. At OTHS I’m CoHead of the Relay for Life Committee with Kendra Stanley for the 2018 event. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “I have been involved in many school committees throughout high school, including Student Council and the Relay for Life committee for the past three years. I’m really looking forward to co-chairing this years’ event, and hope to encourage a high level of participation and fundraising for a worthy cause. I have always found it import-

Jocelyn Taylor has been an Honour Roll student each year she has attended Osgoode Township High School. Phill Potter photo

ant to be involved in the community, and enjoy working with others to support community events.”

Career Goals: “Next year I hope to be attending Carleton University for Public Affairs and Policy Management or Law.”

Community Calendar

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• 6 hand Eucher Thursday evening in Barrhaven, all ages; 7:00pm to 10:00pm from mid September until May at the Field House on Stoneway Cres in Barrhaven. Call Myrna, 613-797-9442 or email for details. • Thursday Fun Night for adults and children. An optional supper at 5:45 pm. Indoor soccer/games, crafts, or nursery for ages 0-11. Parenting course, Alpha course, or Growing in Faith/Hearing God course for adults, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. To try it out contact, • Friday Night Country Music & Dance Club The Greely Legion hosts a Friday Night Music and Dance Club, the fourth Friday of each month. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to

sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613-826-6128 • Dickinson House in Manotick open for the season. Visitors are welcome to come and get a glimpse of how life was lived over the past 150 years. This year’s special exhibit is entitled “A Walk Through the Decades”. As always, admission is free , and donations are welcome. • Tuesday Dance Party The Greely Legion hosts live music on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613-826-6128. • Thursday Evening Euchre in Barhaven all ages; We meet every Thursday evening 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Field House on Stoneway Cres In Barrhaven. Call Myrna, cell 613-797-9442 or email myrnaj@rogers. com for details.

Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who make these events possible

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Local teen has ‘best Christmas ever’ at Ellen’s 12 Days of Christmas show

It was a Christmas to remember for Reegan Belanger. The eleventh grade student at École Secondaire Pierre-Savard got the Christmas of a lifetime as she was in the studio audience for the “12 Days of Christmas” episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show. “It was an amazing experience,” Belanger said. The Christmas odyssey for Belanger and a couple of friends actually began in April. She and two friends from her basketball team, Grace King and

Kate Donnelly, travelled to Los Angeles along with Kate’s mother, Alison. “It was a trip we went on for Kate’s 16th birthday,” Belanger said. “Her mother co-ordinated the whole thing. She knew someone from high school who works on the show, and we ended up getting tickets for the show.” Going to the Ellen DeGeneres Show in April was an exciting experience for them. “It was a great experience to see the show live, and to see what goes on

behind the scenes,” she said. At the end of the show, DeGeneres had a surprise for the studio audience. “After the show, Ellen came back out to talk to the audience and said she had a surprise for all of us,” she said. The cast of the popular Netflix series Stranger Things, who had been guests on the show, came out with her. “She told us that if they could throw a paper airplane through a hula hoop, we would be invited back for the 12 Days

of Christmas Show,” she said. “They missed a few times, and they kept moving the hoop closer until they couldn’t miss.” As a result, Belanger and her friends made a return trip to Los Angeles last month for the special show. As expected, they were showered with gifts. Belanger returned home with a motorized bike, electronic devices and more than $1,000 in gift cards. “There was also a trip for two to Las Vegas, but since I am not 21, I gave that to my parents,” she

Kate Donnelly, Emma Donnelly, Reegan Belanger and Grace King sit in the garage across the road from the studio, waiting to be a part of the studio audience for the Ellen DeGeneris 12 Days of Christmas Show.

said. For Belanger, there is no doubt where the Christmas of 2017 ranks

for her. “It was the best Christmas ever,” she said. “One hundred per cent.”

Richmond Lions Club looking for new members for bi-centennial year The Richmond Lions Club is looking to increase its membership for the 200th anniversary of the village it serves. The Lions Club is a local group of serviceminded men and women

who volunteer to support the community every day. Members also become a member of Lions Clubs International - a respected international organization, a leader in your local community, and a friend

to people in need. “Being a member of the Lions Club is a great way to stay connected and support the community,” said Chris King of King’s Your Independent Grocer, who serves as the club’s

treasurer. “We are always looking for more volunteers, but with the number of events going on this year, we want to increase our membership.” There are over 1.36 million members worldwide

who perform community service in over 200 countries and geographic areas. They are all different in many ways, but share a core belief: community is what we make it. Our members are a net-

work of individual clubs united in helping others and improving their communities. For more information on the club and how to become a member, visit

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

Thanks to the Messenger Friday January 26th to Saturday January 27th, 2018 Many thanks to our MAJOR sponsors:

TD ANOTICK Bank, Manotick WITH PhysioWorks, BDO Canada, MAGIC IN M JOHN PERTTim Hortons, Manotick Dental Clinic,

Neighbours ofLegion Manotick, Paul’s Pharmasave, CIBC, Manotick Home Hardware, Manotick Hillary’s Cleaners, RBC, Manotick Windows & Doors, Manotick Place T 8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Guide A fun, entertaining, laugh-out-loud magic show that everyone in the family can enjoy. Cotton candy and popcorn available for $2 each.


Manotick Arena 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Bring your skates and enjoy a free outing in the arena. Thanks to the Messenger

“OPEN MIC” NCIGHT HILI COOK OFF Creekside Bar andManotick Grill Legion Beginning at12:00 8:00 p.m. p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Calling all vocalists, instrumentalists to come and to help choose For and onlypoets $5 come beout a judge share up to two selections to highlight talents. Come one and Amateur and theyour best chili in Manotick. all to enjoy the incredible talent in our community.available. professional categories Thanks to theIfCreekside Bar a& great Grill andrecipe Tom Plant, Tutton forto hosting you have andJohn would like compete for the “Golden Spoon” please contact or call 613-692-8670 for details. “GOING TO THE DOGS” WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Many thanks to our MAJOR sponsors:

Thanks to the Manotick Legion and for samples provided by Dominion Brewery. Profits donated to Canadian Guide Dogs


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


Thanks to the Manotick Legion and for samples provided by

TD Bank, Manotick PhysioWorks, BDO Canada, Tim Hortons, Manotick Dental Clinic C Neighbours of Manotick, Paul’s Pharmasave, CIBC, Manotick Home Hardware, SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 P B P B Hillary’s Cleaners, RBC, Manotick Windows & Doors, Manotick Place

Thanks to the Manotick Lions Club and the Manotick Legion

ANCAKE REAKFAST Manotick United Church 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. place Brought to you by the Manotick Kiwanis – pay at the door. Shiverfest is organized by your Manotick Cost is $5 per serving. Children 3 and under eatVillage free.& Community Association

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

Thanks Kiwanis to Councillor Scott Moffatt for his support Thanks to the Manotick Club

CHILDREN’S FUN TIME (AGES 2-6) FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 Manotick United Church OUTDOOR BONFIRE 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Centennial Park Face painting aking a winter craft organized by My Little Preschool. at 6:30 p.m. will transform little faces. Take aBeginning fire truck tour. Meet your relax and enjoy a Thanks to My Little Preschool and neighbours, the Fire Department hot chocolate and a timbit. Music provided by Live 88.5 HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH RIDES

Thanks to the Fire Department, Manotick Tim Hortons and Live 88.5

Centennial Park Thanks to Millenium Roofing for providing the pallets for the bonfire 10:00 a.m. – Noon Jump on and travel the old-fashioned way. RIDEAU KATING CLUB EXHIBITION Enjoy a drink of hot chocolate thanksSto the CIBC 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. See amazing jumps and spins in performances by young skating stars! YOMA BAKE Thanks SALEto the Rideau Skating Club Manotick Legion 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Tobogganing available at Centennial Park for tasty home-bakedOutdoor treats.Skating All proceeds will support YOMA.

URLING Manotick Curling Club 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Learn the Sport of Curling- for ages 8 to 88! Tryouts begin at 1 pm and are every 30 minutes until 3pm. Bring clean indoor shoes. Indoor floor curling and table curling also available and colouring craft provided for children under 8. Great Door Prize Draw: 1.5 hr private curling lesson (max 4) valued at $150. Complimentary hot chocolate. Thanks to the Manotick Curling Club, Goldline Curling, Hogline Curling, McCurling Clinics, Ottawa Valley Curling Association


111111Manotick United Church 111111112:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bring your friends and try your luck at winning great prizes donated by local merchants. No charge for playing. Thanks to R.O.S.S.S. (Rural Ottawa South Support Services)

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

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

Thanks to the Manotick Lions Club and the Manotick Legion

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

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


11111111111BINGO MAP TO SHIVERFEST LOCALES 111111Manotick United Church

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

111111112:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bring your friends and try your luck at winning great p donated by local merchants. No charge for playin

Thanks to My Little Preschool and the Fire Department


Centennial Park 10:00 a.m. – Noon Jump on and travel the old-fashioned way.

Enjoy a drink of hot chocolate thanks to the CIBC


Manotick Legion 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come out for tasty home-baked treats. All proceeds will support YOMA.

Thanks to R.O.S.S.S. (Rural Ottawa South Support Servi

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


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




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


Manotick’s only We are JANUARY just across the bridge FRIDAY, 26 locally owned O UTDOOR BONFIRE Our Pharmacists coach clients through the process and provide information and Pharmacy Centennial Park science behind the program

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 613-692-0015 Meet These your neighbours, and enjoy Sat: 9 a.m.relax - 5 p.m. Sun: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.a cards accepted and a Manotick timbit.Across from Tim Hortons hot chocolate 990 River Road Music provided by Live 88.5

Thanks to the Fire Department, Manotick Tim Hortons and Live 88.5

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind at Shiverfest 2018 You can help us raise funds for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (located on Rideau Valley Drive north) by bringing a team to the annual trivia night at Shiverfest 2018. Tickets are $15 per person for this popular evening on Saturday, January 27 at the Mill Tavern. Teams are a maximum of 6 people and the winning team gets bragging rights. There will be lots of raffle prizes from local Manotick businesses. You can get tickets at Manotick Office Pro or by emailing There is still room to register as an amateur or professional chef in the Shiverfest Chili Cook-off set for Saturday, January 27 at the Manotick Legion. You can sign up to compete for the Golden Spoon award by sending an email to


VOICE by Grace Thrasher, President, Manotick Village and Community Association (MVCA)

Deadline for entry is January 25. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Guide Dogs.

Shiverfest lineup

Our annual winter carnival is set to go with the opening night bonfire starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 26 at the Manotick Arena. The bonfire, managed by the Manotick Fire Department, will feature music by Live 88.5 and hot chocolate and Timbits donated by Manotick Tim Hortons. A figure skating exhibition by Rideau Skating Club runs from 6 – 7 p.m., followed by a free public skate at the

Manotick Arena, thanks to the Manotick Messenger. A magic show for the kids at the Manotick Legion, starts at 8:15 p.m., featuring John Pert. Saturday kicks off with the Kiwanis pancake breakfast at Manotick United Church beginning at 7:30 a.m. Children’s Fun Time, featuring crafts and face painting, runs from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the Church. Don’t miss the Fire Truck tours at the Church and the Manotick Arena that morning! Sleigh rides will run 10 a.m. to noon at Centennial Park and you can warm up with hot chocolate and treats while you wait, compliments of CIBC. In addition to the Chili Cook-Off at noon, which features a yummy bake sale to support Youth of Manotick, Saturday events include free bingo from 2 – 4 at the

Manotick United Church and the opportunity to learn about curling and try your hand at throwing a rock or two. The curling demos run from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Manotick Curling Club on South River Drive. And if trivia is not your thing on Saturday night, head over to Open Mic at Creekside Bar and Grill. Amateur artists get a chance to strut their stuff, beginning at 8 p.m.. The full schedule is available on our web site at

“Going to the Dogs”

Do you have a fun or dramatic photo of your family dog (or someone else’s dog) enjoying the winter? Then you can enter the Shiverfest Winter Photography Contest. Photos need to be a minimum resolution of

1200 pixels by 1800 and should be emailed to with the subject heading Going to the Dogs Winter Photo Contest. The winning photo will be framed and hung in the Black Dog Bistro during the month

of February. More details are available at

Snow Go Program

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Valentine’s Day 2018 Leave your Easter feast Twice-baked Butternut Soufflé (GF, to us this year! V) Butternut squash, roasted garlic, extra-old cheddar,

Our team fresh of professional sage & parmesan chefs will cook a deliciousordinner for you to Cheese & Charcuterie enjoy in your own (GF) home.

Locally smoked & cured meat, cheese, spicy chorizo sausage, frittata, vegetables, olives, pickles, grilled breads or Salmon & Shrimp VolTwo au Vent Baked Brie for (V)OR Curried Carrot Soup & Dill Crèmeaged FraicheBalsamic (V, GF) onion Ontario double crème brie cheese, jam, butter puff pastry, baguette Brown Sugar Bourbon glazed Ham

Easter Dinner Menu

Scalloped potatoes, maple carrots, lemon asparagus OR boneless Lamb leg (GF) BaconSlow-roasted wrapped Beef Tenderloin Rosemary sweet potatoesmedley, cauliflower gratin,shallots, green bean medley Sauteed mushroom crispy Madeira

ordinner rolls House made Salmon Wellington

Organic salmonRaspberry filet, lemon shrimp mousse, butter puff pastry Rhubarb Gallette (GF) OR Lemon Chiffon or Cake (GF) Mushroom baked Gnocchi (V) $30.00 per person | $280.00 group of 10 or more Carleton mushroom medley, hand-made dumplings, spinach, white wine cream sauce, asiago, mozzarella Order your Easter Dinner by March 30th. Pick-up either April 2nd (GF, or 4th. Ricotta mashed Potatoes V) House-made ricotta, fresh herbs, Yukon Gold potatoes We will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday and Call us to place your order now Heritage Carrots (GF, V)

Leave your Easter feast 613.518.6639 Heavenly honey, balsamic vinegar, parsley to1135 usMillthis year! and Manotick Street,

Kale Rosti (GF, V) Our Curly team of professional chefs will kale, shredded green cabbage and parsnip cook a delicious dinner for you to enjoy in Raspberry your own Chocolate Up-Cakehome. (GF)

Layers of chocolate cake, raspberry buttercream and fresh raspberries or Salmon & Shrimp VolTart au Vent OR Citrus Curd Curried Carrot Soup & Dill Crème (V, GF) Clementine lemon curd, vanilla Fraiche pastry base & vanilla meringue Brown Sugar Bourbon glazed Ham Scalloped potatoes, maple or carrots, lemon asparagus OR Croquembouche 2) leg Slow-roasted boneless(for Lamb Rosemary sweet cauliflower gratin, green Chouxpotatoes puffs, vanilla and chocolate crèmebean medley patisserie, caramel

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Canada 150 winner Eva Michaliszyn, owner of Nin Collection in Manotick, was among the 150 recipients of the Nepean Canada 150 Medals presented by Nepean Liberal MP Chandra Arya last month. Michaliszyn was nominated for the medal because of her community philanthropic efforts, which include a fundraising fashion show at the Black Dog Bistro for cancer research Jeff Morris photo and for the Candlelighters.

The Snow Go Program can help you! This program is divided into two parts to match your individual needs to the appropriate service. The Snow Go Program provides a matching service for seniors and people with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways. Residents who participate in this program are responsible for paying the individual or contractor removing the snow.

The Snow Go Assist Program provides financial assistance to eligible low-income seniors or persons with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways. Approved participants may be reimbursed for 50% of the cost of snow clearing per event, up to a seasonal maximum of $250. Rural applicants who pay excessively high costs for snow removal, as defined by staff, are eligible up to 50% of the cost of snow clearing for

their private driveways and walkways per event, up to a maximum of $450 per term. Check snowgo to find the agency that services your neighbourhood.

Family Story Time, January 13, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Songs, stories and rhymes for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This free event is being offered by the Manotick Public Library. Story Time is available on Sat-

urdays and Tuesdays at the same time.

YOMA – Friday Night Drop In, 7-9:30 p.m.

For youth age 12-17. For more information, visit, email us at youth.of.manotick@ or call us at 613-296-1202. You can follow us on Facebook at Youth of Manotick Association – YOMA, or on Twitter @YouthOfManotick I welcome your comments. You can reach me at




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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Maybe the best New Year’s Resolution is to be a better friend As we usher in the New Year, the customs and traditions that January brings start to creep back into our daily lives. We will date out cheques incorrectly; we may complain about how much weight we gained over the holidays and we usually make resolutions that won’t be kept. We have seen the passing of another year. There have been times when experiences and certain events brought us happiness and we have laughed. For others, there has been pain and tears, some of us have said good bye to long time friends or loved ones and we have cried. If you are having trouble making resolutions for the New Year, I have some thoughts that might help all of us be better people and might even cause

THis week,

THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis

some change in this mixed up world as well. First we can start by making a resolution to just be better friends. The only way to have a friend is to be one, and this means 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ask yourself, “when was the last time you really went out of your way to help a friend?” “When was the last time you spoke to or visited that elderly neighbour or the new family that just moved into your neighbourhood?” “When was the last time you just told a friend how much they mean to you?” Being a better friend won’t

cost you anything, it can be done every day, and the positive effects are immeasurable! Think of how much better this place could be if we just cared a little more and loved a little stronger each day. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship. Remember that each moment, each hour, each day is a chance along life’s journey to keep these resolutions. Remember that by changing ourselves, we can make a change in the world around us. Remember to stand by one another during life’s peaks and valleys, offer a shoulder to lean on when life’s load becomes a burden. Remember these three “Rs”; Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for your actions. Happy New Year!


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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

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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Just Imagine Décor closing its doors to make way for a new shop One of the businesses that Dianne and John Pritchard from Just Imagine operate on Manotick Main Street is Just Imagine Transition Services. Now, it’s time for the Manotick business couple to work on their own transition. The Pritchards will be closing their Just Imagine Décor retail store at the end of the month to make way for a new decor shop. They will still be operating Just Imagine Realty and Just Imagine Transition Services, as well as continuing interior design consulting. “It’s time for a change,” Dianne Pritchard said. “There will be a new store coming into the location in a couple of months with some fresh and exciting things. We will still have Just Imagine Realty, and now we will be flanked by our two tenants – the new store and Rebel Petal – which will complement each other very nicely.” Pritchard, who celebrated her 70th birthday at a Manotick BIA Executive Meeting last year, said that the closure of her store is by no means due to failure. It is a step closer to retirement, but she will remain active in the other Just Imagine businesses, as well as her work in the community. “We had a very good run here with the store,” she said. “It is just time to

move on and to step aside for someone else to serve the village.” Dianne and John relocated to Manotick in late 1997, just before the 1998 ice storm to accept a new assignment for Dianne in Banking. She retired from the Bank 3 years later and she opened Just Imagine Décor, 5532 Manotick Main Street, Manotick, offering exclusive home décor items and interior design consulting, followed by Just Imagine Realty. More recently, they opened Just Imagine Transition Services to assist people downsizing or transitioning their lifestyles with the search and identification of a new residence that provides the level of lifestyle choice desired. They sort and organize your belongings and treasures, create a floor plan for your new residence to ensure that you take your most treasured pieces and make all the arrangements to ensure a stress-free, cost efficient and smooth relocation. Dianne has been a member of the Women’s Business Network of Ottawa (WBN) for 10 years serving as Vice Chair and Chairing the Business Womam of the Year Gala and is currently Vice President of the Manotick BIA having served on various committees for the past 16 years. She’s also an active mem-

ber of the Manotick Business Women’s Network, the Rideau Chamber of Commerce, and Kiwanis Club of Manotick. In her ‘volunteer’ capacity, Dianne served for 10 years on the Board of Directors and was President for 2 years for Citizen Advocacy, a not-for-profit Association supporting people with disabilities. More locally, she serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of the Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS), a non-profit, charitable organization providing a variety of rural community support services for seniors, physically disabled adults, and their caregivers. In 2013 Dianne was honoured to receive the Province of Ontario Volunteer Award in recognition of her continuing volunteer work and support in the Ottawa area. In looking back at her years operating the store in Manotick, she said there is

Dianne Pritchard, middle, back, spends time with staff and customers during the 2017 Manotixk Women’s Day. Gary Coulombe photo

not one particular moment or day that stands out. “There wasn’t a particular moment or customer that stands out,” she said. “But it is the overall experience of being there every day and being a part of the community. I loved to meet new customers and I love the relationships we had with our regular customers.” While there may not

have been a favourite moment for her, there certainly was a favourite day. “Manotick Women’s Day was always great,” she said. “That was always the best day of the year in the store. I will still be able to be involved in Women’s Day through my role with the BIA.” From now to the end of the month, Just Imagine Décor will be holding a li-

quidation clearance sale to make way for the new store and the new tenants in their spot. “We will miss the store, but it’s time to move on,” she said. “Every single day was positive and we will always hold on to the wonderful memories we have made. The community was very good to us over the years. It has truly been a pleasure.”





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LEGAL SERVICES Q: My husband and I are planning to make an offer to buy a smaller home and our agent suggested that we make the offer conditional on inspection. We have a friend, who has done a lot of work on his own home, who has offered to inspect the home for us. Is that a good idea?

Q: I want to lose weight.

What should I do?

A: Weight loss is a goal for many individuals, especially after the holidays and into a new year. At Paul’s Pharmasave, we offer the Paul Brooks Pharmacist Ideal Protein weight loss program. With great products and service, we have coached many dieters through to their weight loss goals and continue to help them manage and maintain their new healthy weight and lifestyle choices. For more information, call us or come in to our store to talk to a coach or pharmacist.

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The MessengerSPORTS Minor Pee Wee, Minor Atom AA Silver Seven win Bell Capital Cup

The Ottawa Valley Minor Pee Wee AA Silver Seven held off a late rally to beat the Syracuse Nationals 7-5 in the Bell Capital Cup final on New Year’s Eve. Hunter McKnight had a five-point game with a hat trick and two assists, while Ryder Dagenais had a pair of goals. Danil Zabednov had a goal and an assist, and Yamato Montcalm also scored. Lochlann Carey, Lucas Serjak and Ethan Smith all had assists, while Evan Malherbe earned the win in goal. In the semi-finals, Ryder Dagenais scored what turned out to be the winning goal from Ethan Smith and Lucas Serjak in the third period as the Silver Seven edged Kanata 2-1. Danil Zabednov scored in the first from Hunter McKnight. Evan Malherbe was the winning goalie. On Dec. 29, the Silver Seven opened the tournament with a 4-1 win over Syracuse and then dropped a 2-1 game to the Wheatfield Blades. The team bounced back the next day with a 3-1 win over the Junior Railers of Worcester, Massachusetts and a 9-0 win over the Connecticut Roughriders. Hunter McKnight led the way offensively in the tournament for the Silver Seven with seven goals and 10 points. Danil Zabednov and Cameron Menard had six points; Ryder Dagenais and Ethan Smith had five; Yamato Montcalm had four; Timothy Bourne had three; Maverick Hayes, Benjamin Serjak and Lucas Serjak had two; and Anthony Hatzitheodosiou, Anderson Hapke, Jacob Ross and Lochlann Carey each had one. Evan Malherbe had four wins in goal with Braxton Bennett adding one.

The Minor Atom AA Silver Seven beat Burlington 5-0 to win the championship in their division. Caleb Scott, Caleb Bourne, Graydon Mears, Brady Rivington and Chris Neil all scored with Leif Kruger earning the shutout. Avery Schoenhofen, Owen Devlin and Liam Ogilvie each had two assists with one each going to Graydon Mears, Brady Rivington and Carter Downs. In the semi-final, the Silver Seven won a thriller by beating Cumberland 3-2 in overtime. Trailing 2-0, the Silver Seven scored in the second when Caleb Scott scored from Mears and Rivington in the second period. Luke Humby scored from Jackson Taylor and Braydon Lindsay with just 40 seconds left to play in the third to tie the game. In overtime, Caleb Bourne scored the winner from Liam Ogilvie and Braydon Lindsay to put the Silver Seven into the final. In the round robin, the Silver Seven tied Whitby 3-3 and then beat Ashburn 5-2, Ajax 3-0 and Rochester 5-0. Mears was the team’s top scorer in the tourney with seven points, while Bourne had six, and Scott, Ogilvie, Rivington and Lindsay had five. Downs, Taylor, Schoenhofen and Devlin had four points; Neil, Humby and Nolan Boal had two; and Lukas Hart had one. Leif Kruger had four wins and three shutouts in goal, and Ryan Milbury also earned a win.

Major Pee Wee AA

The Ottawa Valley Silver Seven Major Pee Wee AA team went 4-0 through the round robin portion of the Bell Capital Cup before being knocked off in the quarter-finals by the Nepean

The Ottawa Valley Silver Seven Minor Pee Wee AA team beat Syracuse to win the Bell Capital Cup. Team members are, not in order of photo, Evan Malherbe, Ian Kennedy, Maverick Hayes, Anthony Hatzitheodosiou, Jacob Ross, Cameron Menard, Ryder Dagenais, Benjamin Serjak, Hunter McKnight, Lochlann Carey, Lucas Serjak, Ethan Smith, Danil Zabednov, Yamato Montcalm, Anderson Hapke, Timothy Bourne and Braxton Bennett.

Raiders 3-2. The Silver Seven opened the tournament with a 6-2 win over the Perinton Blades of Rochester, NY. IN their second game, they doubled the Central Massachusetts Outlaws 7-3. IN their next two games, they shut out the Miramichi Rivermen 7-0 and the St. Lawrence Storm 4-0. In the quarter-final, the Raiders jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Silver Seven rallied in the third period. Declan Thompson scored from Alex McGlade and Ryan McNally, and then Jojo Van Vliet scored a power play goal from Sam Drummond and Jesse Daalder. The Silver Seven pressed hard but were unable to score the equalizer. Jojo Van Vliet led the team with six goals and eight assists for 14 points in five games, while James Pratchell and Alex McGlade both had seven points. Sam Drummond had six; Declan Thompson and William Small had four; Cormac Hanlon, Jules Desmarais, Ryan McNally

and Jesse Daalder had three; Nathan Green had two; and Zach Soifer and Ethan Manninen had one. Cooper Lennon had three wins in goal for the Silver Seven while Rylan Donovan had one.

Major Atom AAA

The Ottawa Valley Silver Seven Major Atoms lost four straight in the Bell Capital Cup. The team opened up with a 5-3 loss to Windsor and a 5-0 loss to the Long Island Gulls on Dec. 29, and then lost 8-1 to the Rideau-St. Lawrence Kings and 5-1 to the Rochester Monarchs on Dec. 30. Winston Yang scored a pair of goals in the tournament, whole Luke Ethridge and Tristan Banks each had a goal and an assist for the Silver Seven. Owen Mackie also scored.

Major Atom AA

The Major Atom AA Senators reached the quarter-finals of the Bell Capital Cup. IN their opener, Joshua Bradley had a shutout and Daniel Sciarra had a two-assist

game in a 5-0 win over Syracuse. Rowan Casey had a goal and an assist with Tyler Furlong, Connell Trenholm, Cullen Campbell-Hill and Liam Mark also scoring. Boston Dolter, Kyler Leboutillier, William Rene De Cotret and Riley Von Zuben added assists. In their second game, the Silver Seven defeated the Boston Jr. Rangers 5-2. De Cotret had two goals with Furlong, Casey and Campbell-Hill also scoring. Sciarra had two assists with one each going to Casey, Furlong and Max Manninen. Joshua Bradley earned the win in goal. After being shut out by Clarington 1-0, the Silver Seven then faced Scarborough and won 5-1. Campbell-Hill, Trenholm, Casey, Von Zuben and Riley Davidson all scored. Trenholm and Casey also had two assists with one each going to Campbell-Hill, Furlong and Jimmy Walrond. Torin Ferlatte was the winning goalie. The Silver Seven faced Clarington in the quar-

ter-finals, losing 2-0.

Minor Atom AAA

The Silver Seven White lost three straight games and then closed out their Bell Capital Cup with a big 6-1 win over Syracuse. Jordan Perrier and Xavier Goussis each scored twice in the third period, Cooper Dawe had a goal and an assist, and Morgan McCurdy also scored. Jack McCurdy had two assists with one each going to Dawe, Aidan Beyer, Carter Stevens and Brody Lynch. Noel Carr was the winning goalie. In their opener, the Silver Seven lost 4-3 to Kanata. Aidan Beyer, Jordan Perrier and Jack McCurdy scored with assists going to Noah Johnson, Jackson Legault, Cooper Dawe and Charlie Sheppard. After a 3-0 loss to Boston, the Silver Seven then lost 4-2 to the St. Lawrence Kings. Noah Johnson and Carter Stevens scored with Brody Lynch and Jack McCurdy drawing assists.


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Osgoode-Richmond Romans Minor Atom player Spencer Dey (15) unleashes a shot during a Bell Capital Cup game against Kanata Blazers on December 28, 2017.

Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto

Osgoode Richmond Major Pee Wee Romans reach semi-final of Bell Capital Cup The Osgoode Richmond Major Pee Wee Romans advanced to the semi-finals of the Bell Capital Cup before being eliminated with a 3-1 loss to Nepean. The Romans opened the tournament with a 4-3 win over the Chunichi Dragons of Japan. Shaun Clost scored two goals with Cole Haughton and Will Hunter scoring one each. David Kean and Carter Audet had assists. Jalen Pawelek was the winning goalie. Their next game was a shutout win for the Romans, as they beat Erindale 7-0. Graeme Hollinger had two goals and two assists, while Wyatt Carr and Will Hunter each had a goal and an assist. Marco Borrello, David Kean and Justin Stevenson also scored. Shaun Clost, Sebastien Boucher, Antonio Caparelli, Coleson Kaluza

and Cole Haughton had assists. Cooper Karsdoff picked up the shutout. The Romans then edged the North Franklin Shamrocks 3-2. Marco Borrello scored two goals, including the winner in the third period, and both were assisted by Will Hunter. Wyatt Carr also scored from

Coleson Kaluza. Jalen Pawelek was the winning goalie. In their fourth game, the Romans earned a 1-0 win over Leitrim. Shaun Clost scored in the third period from Marco Borrello and Antonio Caparelli, while Cooper Karsdoff recorded his second shutout of the tournament.

Osgoode-Richmond Romans’ head coach Doug Allen instructs and motivates his team during a 19th annual Bell Capital Cup game played on Dec. 28. Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto

Minor Atom

The Minor Atom Romans picked up a win in four games during their tournament. They opened up with a 4-2 loss to Kanata. Russell Small and Adam Miller scored goals, with Madyn Dumais, Cooper King

and Colin Dashnay adding assists. In their second game, the Romans beat the Toronto Eagles 4-2. Adam Miller had three goals and an assist, with Colin Dashnay scoring one and assisting on two. Cooper King and

Madyn Dumais also had assists. Dante Dinardo was the winning goalie. After a 3-0 loss to Stittsville, the Romans closed out the tournament with a 3-1 loss to St. Clair. Adam Miller scored an unassisted goal for the Romans.

North York Storms back to beat Wildcats in Bell Capital Cup final The Nepean Wildcats reached the final of the Bell Capital Cup Pee Wee Girls AA hockey tournament. The Wildcats opened the tournament with a 1-1 tie against Oakville. Trailing 1-0 in the third period, Jordyn Broadhurst scored the tying goal with assists from Hannah Belton and Emily Grace Wallace. After a scoreless tie with Whitby, the Wildcats then blanked the Bramp-

ton Candettes 5-0. Hannah Belton had the hat trick, with Taylor Garcia scoring one and assisting on another. Jill Hennessey also scored from Bridget Pringle. Kallie St. Germain earned the shutout in goal. IN their next game, Alexis Jandciu earned the shutout as the Wildcats blanked North York 2-0. Katelyn Scott and Hannah Belton scored with Talia Theodossiou

and Jordyn Broadhurst earned assists. In the quarter-finals, the Wildcats edged Whitby 2-1. Jill Hennessey scored both Wildcats goals with Katelyn Scott, Bridget Pringle and Mia Falcone earning assists. Kallie St. Germain was the winning goalie. In the final, North York Storm bounced back from their earlier defeat and blanked the Wildcats 3-0.

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The MessengerSPORTS Shutouts by Doane, Munro give Royals Bell Capital Cup title Korbin Doane recorded the shutout and Kian Yamada had the game’s only goal as the Richmond Royals edged the Canterbury Royal Knights 1-0 to take the Bell Capital Cup Pee Wee House A hockey tournament championship Dec. 30. Yamada’s goal, assisted by Shaun McCauley, came at the 7:55 mark of the second period and stood as the winner. It was the second straight shutout for the Royals, as Caleb Munro was in goal when Richmond blanked West End Antiques 4-0 in the semifinals. After a scoreless first

period, Ryan McEvoy scored a pair of Royals goals in the second. The first was set up by Michael Green, while Shaun McGauley and Avery MacLeod drew assists on the second. In the third period, Graham Dunn scored from Austin Scharf and Mathieu LaBelle, and Kian Yamada added an unassisted marker. In the quarter-finals, Graham Dunn had the hat trick and Korbin Doane stopped 23 of 24 shots in a 4-1 win over Stittsville. Kian Yamada also scored, with Austin Scharf earning two assists. Yamada, Dunn and

Thomas Griffiths each had assists. The Royals opened the round robin portion of the tournament with a 2-2 tie with West End. Ryan McEvoy scored from Graham Dunn, and Austin Scharf netted the tying goal with just 1:44 remaining in the third period. In their second game, the Royals earned their second tie as they played Loups des Collines to a 1-1 draw. Kian Yamada scored an unassisted goal in the third period for the Royals. The Royals then took on the Nepean Doom and skated to a 7-2 win.

Dunn had three goals with Scharf and Yamada each netting a goal and an assist. Ryan McEvoy and Michael Green also scored, with Ian Goddard, Colin Arthurs, Avery MacLeod, Mathieu LaBelle and Thomas Griffiths picking up assists. Korbin Doane was the winning goalie.

from Liam O’Brien and Patrick Leveque, and Nicholas Conway added an unassisted empty net goal. In their next game,

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Royals let pair of third period leads slip in CCHL losses Jean-Philippe Tourigny made 49 saves, but it was not enough as the Richmond Royals dropped a 6-5 heartbreaker in a shootout to the Perth Blue Wings in Central Canada Hockey League 2 action at the Richmond Saturday night. The one point from the loss lifts the Royals into a sixth place tie in the CCHL2 Martin Division. They are tied with the Char-Lan Rebels with 27 points, though the Royals have played four fewer games. The teams traded goals in the first period as Anthony Douchant scored for Perth and Owen Scott replied with a goal from Cooper Desbiens and Ryan Bonfield for the Royals. Richmond took the lead in the second. Joe MacLean’s power play goal from Ryan Pawlikowski and Patrick Yates, and then Pawlikowski scored from Bonfield and Danny Carroll. Shane McCrank got one back for Perth late in the period, but with 12 seconds left in the second, Pawlikowski scored again from Bonfield and Carroll to make the score 4-2. That chased goalie Johnathan Peacock out of the Perth net, as he gave way for Cameron Scott. The turning point of the game happened on a Richmond power play. Mack Miller took a feed from Nathan MacKechnie and scored a shorthanded goal to pull the Blue Wings to within a goal. Miller then tied the score with an even strength goal from Joey Laird at the 5:58 mark. The Royals regained the lead with just over eight minutes left to play as Desbiens scored from

Andrew Hudson. The Blue Wings responded by peppering Tourigny in the Richmond goal. They notched the equalizer with just 49 seconds left to play as John Currie scored. After a scoreless overtime, the teams went to a shootout. Colin Baggio, the second shooter for Perth, beat Tourigny. Cameron Scott, however, made saves on Bonfield, Pawlikowski and Yates to clinch the win. The loss came on the heels of a 4-2 Royals’ loss in Alexandria against the Glens. That game also saw the Royals flitter away a third period lead. Richmond took a quick lead as Joe MacLean scored from Patrick Yates 2:40 into the first. Mikael Gibeault countered with a goal for the Glens. Richmond took a 2-1 lead less than a minute into the second as Bonfield scored from Pawlikowski. In the third period, Joe MacLean of the Royals

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Former St. Mark student and Nepean Raiders prospect passes away suddenly By Messenger Staff

North Gower’s Patrick Yates (centre) is an assistant captain of the Richmond Royals and also their leading goal scorer with 20 heading into the final two months of the season. The soon to be 19-year-old also has 16 assists. Yates and the Royals have their work cut out for themsleves if they want to make the CCHL 2 playoffs. The Royals host the mourning Winchester Hawks this Sunday (Jan. 14) at the Richmond Arena. Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto

and William Simpson of the Glens were given five, ten and a game for fighting. Gibeault scored the tying goal on the power play at the 5:05 mark, and Kevin Howson put the Glens ahead with a

goal with just 3:55 remaining. Reggy St. Surin iced the win with a goal with 1:50 left to play. The Royals were outshot 44-27 in the game. Tourigny made 40 saves in a losing effort.

Off to Orillia Team Duschenes, who play out of the Manotick Curling Club, will be heading to the Ontario Winter Games in Orillia, March 1-4, 2018. From left to right are Emma Artichuk, Emily Deschenes, Celeste Gauthier and Rory Grant. The team is coached by Greg Artichuck. This year’s games are the first Ontario Winter Games since 2014. Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto

A former CCHL2 goalie and Nepean Raiders prospect passed away two days before Christmas. Brandon Lowry died in hospital Dec. 23 after falling down a flight of stairs in the ByWard Market. He had just turned 23 in November, and was living in Riverside South. The bilingual Lowry played three seasons of Junior ‘B’ hockey with the Winchester Hawks, starting in 2013 up until the spring of 2016. He is listed as 6’3” tall and weighing 180lbs. He attended high school at St. Mark in Manotick and later, Carleton University.

Former St. Mark student Brandon Lowry passed away in hospital Dec. 23. Facebook photo

Lowry “passed away suddenly and much too soon,” reads his online obituary. Brandon is the son of Brigitte Dionne and Tom Lowry, and brother of Nicholas. The funeral was held Jan. 3 at Capital Funeral Home in Barrhaven.

Petschenig wins gold for Canada at Spengler Cup Will Petschenig has won gold at the 201718 Spengler Cup. The Manotick native and former Oshawa General and Saginaw Spirit defenceman was part of the gold medalwinning Team Canada club that defeated Switzerland 3-0 in the final in Davos on New Year’s Eve. Petschenig is the son of the late Dan Petschenig, who was a volunteer coach in the community for nearly a generation. The former Toronto Argonaut passed away in 2013. Will, who was named the OHL Humanitarian of the Year for a pro-

gram he established to bring fatherless children to hockey games, is currently in his second season playing pro hockey for GeneveServette HC in Switzerland. He was able to qualify as a non-import player in the Swiss League as his grandparents are from Switzerland. Petschenig said in the spring that it was his grandmother who made the initial connections in Switzerland for him to have the opportunity to play with GSHC. So far this season, Petschenig has two goals in 31 games for GSHC.

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