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The MessengerNEWS Goldie keeps Carleton blue with convincing win in first election By Jeff Morris Goldie Ghamari smiled when the reality of representing Carleton in the Queen’s Park Legislature hit her. “I am going to hit the ground running,” she said with eyes filled with anticipation. Ghamari was the big winner among all of Ottawa’s election winners Thursday night. The Progressive Conservative MPP-elect earned 25,798 votes. NDP candidate Courtney Potter, a 22-yearold student, was impressive in the all-candidates meetings and managed to come in second place with 11,308 votes. Liberal Teresa Qadri was third with 9,768 votes. Green Party candidate Gordon Kubanek had 1,985 votes, while Evan Nightingale of the None of the Above Party had 413 votes. Jay Tysick, interim leader of the Ontario Party, had 399 votes. Jean-Serge Brisson of the Libertarian Party had 386, Kevin Harris of the Cultural Action Party had 110
votes, and independent candidate Mark Dickson had 89 votes. Everyone in this room has played an important role and I am forever grateful,” Ghamari said to a roomful of supporters at the Manotick Legion on election night. “I feel that, as a politician, I’m the least important person in this room. I’m here to be your voice; I’m here to listen to you; I’m here to take your concerns to Queen’s Park as your representative.” Ghamari, a trade lawyer, replaces Lisa MacLeod as the local MPP. MacLeod was elected in the newlyformed riding of Nepean. Ghamari ran a campaign much different than the fire-and-brimstone style of MacLeod campaign’s that local voters were used to seeing. MacLeod was the quintessential opposition MPP during her campaigns, while Ghamari’s campaign stayed away from aggressive politics. “We ran a campaign on what we could do for the people,” Ghamari said.
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goldie continues on page 3 Premier-elect Doug Ford, right, was a surprise visitor to Dickinson Days in Manotick Sat., June 2. Ford visited Remembrance Park in Manotick with Goldie Ghamari, middle, Joyce LeBeau, left, and other members of the South Carleton Legion Branch 314 in Manotick.
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goldie continues from page 2 Ghamari’s 25,798 votes topped all candidates within the City of Ottawa, as did her total of getting 51.3 per cent of votes in her riding, and her margin of victory of 14,490 votes. “I’m shocked and I’m humbled by everyone’s support,” Ghamari said. “I have been working hard for two years and I kept my message positive – who I am, why I am running and what I am going to do for them. I think the numbers show that people respond to positivity and integrity.” Ghamari’s campaign got a last-minute boost when Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford made a surprise stop at Dickinson Days in Manotick last Saturday, just days before the election. “The nice thing about having Doug in Manotick is that we didn’t actually advertise it,” Ghamari said. “The people that were there were just going to Dickinson Days. They had no idea that Doug Ford was going to be there.” Ghamari said that
Ford’s visit to Carleton was more effective because it was stealth. “I wanted Doug to get a really good sense of what it’s like on the ground,” she said. “The support that he had was overwhelming. People were excited to see him and take a picture with him. He was supposed to be there for half an hour and he stayed for almost two hours.” Ghamari said she plans on hitting the ground running, adding that she will be a strong voice for Carleton. Over the past 18 months, she has been hosting public forums in communities throughout the riding on various issues. “Obviously hydro is a big deal, especially for local businesses and farms,” she said. “The other big issue locally is the economy. We have small businesses shutting down because they can’t afford to operate. There are big problems here, and I want to be there for small businesses because they create jobs and they are crucial to our local economy.”
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The MessengerDICKINSON DAYS
Dancers from Danielle’s Highland Dance Academy were among the entertainers in the tent who performed at Dickinson Days Saturday.
We’re still not sure who came up with the idea to let Gary Coulombe of the Manotick Messenger have the microphone and be the emcee for the parade. Gary hosted the parade from the Mill Tavern balcony.
Ken Craig and Mike Maguire pose for a photo during the Dickinson Days pancake breakfast. For 20 years, Craig has brought a bag of chocolate chips to the breakfast, and for 20 years, Maguire has put them in the Craig family’s pancakes at the event.
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion South Carleton Branch 314 in Manotick wave to the crowd during the Dickinson Days Parade.
Dickinson House Museum celebrated Manotick’s heritage during the parade. The museum was the home of Manotick founder Moss Kent Dickinson, who would later become Mayor of Ottawa. The home also served as campaign headquarters for Prime Minster Sir John A. Macdonald.
Graham Forrester of the Manotick Fire Department made sure everyone was cooled off at the parade as he handled the antique pump hose.
Dancers from the Denise Smith School of Dance were among those who performed during the parade on June 1.
Dale Davidson of the Manotick Kiwanis was this year’s Dickinson Days Parade Marshal. Davidson is an original member of the Manotick Kiwanis Club, which was founded in 1960.
What would a party in Manotick be without local celebrity and hockey author/historian Liam Maguire?
The South Carleton High School band entertained the large crowd along Manotick Main Street during the parade.
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Village of Richmond gets ready to party like it’s 1818! From RichmondHub.ca Richmond has been waiting a long time for this date to arrive, 200 years give or take a few days! If Richmond ever had a reason to celebrate this is it. So put on your party face and get ready to celebrate. A great weekend of activities has been laid on with something for absolutely everyone. With the generous financial support of individual, business and government sponsors over $200K has been raised in support of this important event celebrating our history. Thanks to this generosity and thousands of hours of time and talent contributed by local volunteers and organizations throughout the community Richmond is set to enjoy a first class event befitting a bicentennial celebration! It doesn’t matter if you live in Richmond, greater Ottawa or even the distant corners of the country, the welcome mat is out to everyone to join in! What can you expect? According to Cydney Green who led the team of volunteers organizing the celebration: “Our goal is to achieve a blend of the rich military history of Richmond, it’s pioneering roots, village residents and guests with some good food and plain old fashioned fun! Just come out and help us celebrate, you won’t be disappointed.” Green said that it is hard to believe that the weekend to celebrate Richmond’s 200th anniversary is finally here. “We have been working for about three years on this weekend, and the time has flown by,” she said. “The support of the community has been
overwhelming, and residents, volunteers and businesses have stepped up to be a part of the celebration.” Most of the events will be centered on or near the Richmond Fairgrounds with lots of free parking and free admission. Food, beverages and the Saturday night event at the Arena have an admission fee. On Friday evening, June 15, the gates will open at 4:30 pm. Food, free entertainment and a pub are all available including the famous “bacon on a bun”. Governor General Foot Guards Ceremonial Band You will not want to miss the opening ceremonies from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Scott Moffatt will attend as dignitaries along with the Duke of Richmond and Cydney Green. Speeches will be short! Military pageantry will come to life with music of the Governor General Foot Guards Ceremonial Band, a guard of honour comprised of members of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets and period military reenactments. Performers such as the Canadian Military Wives Choir as well as Richmond’s own Doug and Pam Champagne are sure to help launch a memorable weekend. Of course no opening ceremony would be complete without fireworks! Saturday’s events will kick off with a military themed parade at 11:00 am. Pipe bands and lots of drums will hearken back to the early days of the military settlement. Your blood will stir as the 100th Regiment of Foot, the 78th Fraser Highlanders, the 84th Regiment, the Fencibles/Fife and Drum,
the Brockville Infantry, the Parachute Battalion and the Central Band march past. Floats, vintage vehicles and machinery will add to the historical feel of the event … 43 entries to date! After the parade, visit the quilt shows, art show or the photo booth to have your picture taken with the Duke, the “Fox” or both! It is a must to mark the occasion and the photos will be sent to you free of charge. Take the kids to the fairgrounds to participate in all sorts of children’s activities both active and passive … 3 legged races, arm wrestling, a climbing wall, Zorb balls and miniature horses, sheep shearing and llamas to bubbles and balloons! If food is on your mind there is everything from a luncheon at the United Church to old time campfire cooking at the fairgrounds, the Volunteer Fireman’s chicken BBQ as well as a host of food vendors to choose from. With all the displays, ranging from antique cars, a working blacksmith, vintage carriages, military encampments and re-enactments… over 70 free activities in all … you will need to budget your time to take it all in. There is even a hands-on opportunity to fire a musket and kids can drill in uniform as they did during the War of 1812. Don’t miss the one man Circus show presented by Carnival Diablo in the Vaudeville tent. Step inside and be prepared to be amazed by the ultimate sideshow. Take a Horse Drawn Trolley Historical Tour of Richmond starting at the fair grounds at 1, 2 and 3 pm on Saturday or Sunday.
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The cashier about South African culture, the horns aren’t really Longfields Davidson Heights We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada I was the only guy there who was alive when I was only guy there who saw a part of their everyday lives. South scanned Diet Coke and V-8 Fusion, and I wasPaul HenHighAfrican School insports February, is themy through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. person the year all for set. enthusiasts have commented thatourthey hadof never the Toronto Maple Leafs last won the Stanley derson 2010. 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I had never been so happy to pay five cents for a You know, up until that last one, I thought I was only Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association Apparently, some now wealthy marketing genius plasticthe bag just to getguy the hellthere out there.who remembers Canadian Community Newspaper Association came up with the idea to mass produce and when market the Russians were called the Soviets. the column was kind of funny. But to realize I these horns as a World Cup novelty. The plan Jeffrey Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columnist of I was theHisonly guythethere whois availremembered was alive when the Leafs won the Stanley Cup? worked, and now the rest of the world must endure the Year. book, From Other Skide, Vol. 27, Number X Manotick, Ontario Wednesday, Month x, 2010 Single copies $1 the shrilling sounds of his quick buck. able at Horton Manotick Office Pro,aBarrhaven UPS Store, when Tim was hockey player, not the Man, I am old.
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It’s a month for everyone in Canada to celebrate!
Every year on July 1st, we celebrate Canada Day. On that date in 1867, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada were united into a single country. This union was a result of the Constitution Act which granted Canada a great deal of independence from England. Canada did not become fully independent until 1982, the same year that Canada Day became an official holiday. Canada Day took decades to catch on due to the fact that many early Canadians identified themselves as British. It was not
until Canada’s “golden” anniversary in 1917 (50 years) that an official celebration was recorded. The next set of Canada Day festivities did not occur until ten years later, in 1927. The government’s first recognition of the holiday occurred in 1958 with a trooping of the color on Parliament Hill. The first countrywide celebration was in 1967, Canada’s 100th anniversary. From that point on, Canada Day grew and evolved to become the widespread commercial holiday it is today. Today, Canada Day is celebrated with fire-
THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis works, concerts, cookouts, and sports games. Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario, hosts the most holiday activities. There are countless events, activities, and festivals to be found throughout the city in the city streets, parks, and museums. Fireworks are launched to conclude a day of patriotic festivities. June 21, National Aboriginal Day, Canadians
from all walks of life are invited to participate in the many events taking place across the country. This date is of cultural significance to many Aboriginal peoples as it marks the summer solstice — first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Dedicating this day to the First Peoples is a way to honour their important place in the fabric of Canada.
June 24 is SaintJean-Baptiste Day, the day when French Canadians all across the country express pride in their culture and rich heritage through colourful parades and parties. These festivities combine the ancient rites of the summer solstice – a period of light and hope – with the tradition of honouring their patron saint. June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day, officially proclaimed in 2002. It is an opportunity to recognize our diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect, and to appreciate
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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH
Honour Roll student takes on leadership role for cultural awareness Name: Shelina Syed
School: St. Mark High Parents: Jennifer Menard, Matin Syed, Corey Baldwin (Step Dad), Kristtell Heredia (Step Mom) Brothers: Mehsum Syed (22), Kasim (18) Sisters: Shameen Syed (16), Danika Baldwin (7) London Baldwin (4) Pets: Lily
Pet Peeves: “When I have to repeat myself multiple times (if people didn’t listen to me). When people see I’m angry, and continue to make me angrier” Part-time work: “Chip Wagon (food truck). I also worked at a tattoo shop doing henna (traditional art done the body for festive occasions).”
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Ac c o m p l i s h m e n t s : “There have been many accomplishments, such as, I danced for Justin Trudeau, and also a famous Punjabi Artist, and have been on CBC twice. I’ve been the Student of the Month for showing a leadership role for cultural awareness. I’ve been in the newspaper for taking part in my school play, received an Honour Roll, and an Academic Award for Dramatic Arts. I had the opportunity to talk to the mayor about cultural awareness and it’s importance, and the impact it has made on youth.”
Activities/Interests: “Some activities I do at my school are a few clubs, such as Cultural Awareness, which I started a year ago. It’s all about spreading a posiFavorite subjects: tive message about the LATEST AD!!!!!!!!!!!! copy_Diversitea Dramatics Arts, English, Ad 5/25/18 9:02 PM Page 1 diversity we have. Hair, Esthetics I’ve also been apart
of Globally Local, Year- of who they are, even if book, Peer Helping, St. they are a different race, Mark Players, Art Coun- or anything for that matcil, and annual school ter. You have to be proud Talent Shows. I also got of who you are, and what to help direct the Grade I did was create that image. I am proud of who ⅞ Play. Some interests I have I am, and show that it’s include dancing. I’ve okay to be different.” been dancing for plus Career Goals: “There 11 years. I only dance in two genres – Bollywood are so many ideas I have and Bhangra. Bolly- in mind. A few things wood is more from the that I want to see hapMumbai area of India. pen, is I want to go to Bhangra is from Punjab. Algonquin College for I tend to dance at wed- the ECE Program (Early dings more often as it’s Childhood Education). Remove a Person_Ad copy 5/15/18 5:22 PM Page 1 For the longest time, more of a culture thing I have always wanted to we do. I also do Henna, work with children. It is which is a nice art, and so much fun being with tons of people love it. kids. What I would want Henna once again is to do, is either become traditionally done at an EA (Educational Asweddings or celebrations, but now it’s done whenever.” Why did you get involved in what you do: “I got involved because I’ve had to deal with racist comments and didn’t see much improvement. I just wanted to spread awareness of the diversity in my school community, and share how awesome it is. I wanted to show people to not be afraid
sistant), or teach dance. On the side, I want to do something in the acting field, and continue with my acting that has been a dream of mine. Another thing on the side, would be a public speaker about culture awareness, share my experiences, and share what you can do. I would be talking at high schools and elementary schools.” Comments: “I am honored to have been given this opportunity. It really opens my eyes to see what I’ve been doing has paid off. Honesty, doing all the stuff I do makes me have so much confidence in myself.”
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Skateboard park, outdoor rink included in Centennial Park enhancements A Working Team, spearheaded by the Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association, is looking at enhancing Centennial Park, especially the northeast corner, including the skateboard park and outdoor rink areas. The first step will be the creation of a concept plan for the entire Park, which doesn’t currently exist. Centennial Park is about 25 acres and includes the Manotick Arena and Community Centre, soccer fields, an outdoor pavilion, lit ball diamonds and tennis courts, parking, Manotick Cooperative Nursery School, outdoor rink and skateboard park. The development of the plan will include extensive community consultations with park user groups, neighbours, and interested Manotick associations and residents. The goal is to have the concept plan completed by January 2019, in order to meet grant application deadlines. The Working Team includes representatives from the Manotick Village and Community Association, Youth of Manotick Association, Ottawa Skateboard Community
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Annual General Meeting
There were some new faces in the crowd at the Annual General Meeting of the Manotick Village and Community Association on May 29. The Association is in good financial standing with approximately $29,000 in the bank and an additional $3000 worth of assets in the form of soap box derby carts, popcorn machine and cotton candy machine. Brian Stemmler was elected Treasurer, replacing Tara Lanouette. Thank you Tara for your work over the past year! We also said farewell to our VP of Communications Andrea Strawbridge who was instrumental in getting our new web site up and running, among many other things. Thank you
Andrea! We are looking for a Director at Large and someone to take on managing memberships. If you are interested, please let me know at president@ manotickvca.org
Very successful Dickinson Days
The perfect weather brought many Manotick residents and visitors from surrounding communities to the Village on June 2 for this annual event ably organized by the Manotick Kiwanis. The MVCA booth was busy selling cotton candy and popcorn throughout the day and we raised over $700 from the sales. We will be turning half of the proceeds over to the Youth of Manotick Association.
Soap Box Derby needs your help
The annual Soap Box Derby, slated for Sunday, August 26, needs some able bodied residents to help with set up and take down of cones, barricades, ramps, etc. If you have an hour to spare on Saturday, August 25 or in the afternoon of August 26, please contact me at president@ manotickvca.org
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Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer our short survey at Dickinson Days. We will be combining these results with further surveys planned for Taste of Manotick and the Picnic in the Park. Many of the respondents were from Manotick so we were able to get some insights into the shopping habits of local residents. This information will help the Task Force develop a plan for revitalization of the Village Core, which we expect to
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Over 50 homes registered for the Community Garage Sale held on Saturday, June 9. Local businesses participated with sidewalk sales and St. Vincent de Paul took away any leftover goods. The community sale was a fundraiser for Youth of Manotick Association and we will report on the results in the next newsletter. The Farmers’ Market is opening June 17 and
featuring fresh produce, gourmet food, meats, baked goods and jewelry. It will be open from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. every Saturday until October 7. List of vendors: www.manotickfarmersmarket.com Do you have piles of books and no more shelf space? You can donate them to the Watson’s Mill used book store and then pick up a new selection for summer reading. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Thanksgiving.
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Storm lacrosse team 13th at OFSAA Owen Sloan of the South Carleton Storm tries to break free from a Mother Teresa High School defender during the NCSSAA city high school lacrosse championships. Both the Storm and the Titans went into the final undefeated, with the Titans earning a 6-2 win.
The South Carleton Storm lacrosse team competed at the OFSAA provincial high school championships at Twin Elm Rugby Park last week. The Storm won their last game over John McCrae Secondary School to finish 13th in front of their home town fans. Jeff Morris photos
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voice continues from page 16 Movie night at the Mill, June 15, 7-9 p.m.
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Food Truck Rally, June 16, 11 a.m – 3 p.m.
The food trucks are back at the Community Church on South River Drive (across from the Manotick Library) with a bouncey castle and games for the kids.
The Mill Night Shift, June 21, 5-9:30 p.m.
The Mill will be open the Third Thursday of each month during the summer with a concert, free guided tours,
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Tee off is at 2 p.m. Cost is $105. For more information or to register, visit www.guidedogs.ca
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This annual strawberry social at Watson’s Mill will feature ice cream along with cake and strawberries this year. Live music and fun activities throughout the afternoon!
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richmond continues from page 5 From 1-4 pm on both days, take a self-guided walking tour of McBean St. where characters from Richmond’s days of old will guide you on a tour past some of Richmond’s historic buildings. You can also download a self-guided tour to your smart phone here. The Central Band will assist with the unveiling of the Richmond Village Association’s latest addition to the Heritage Mural Gallery at 1:00pm. The mural by artist Karen Xarchos will hang on the south wall of the arena and mark the 200th anniversary. Be sure to take note of the gallery, the story it tells and it’s latest addition while on the grounds. You may just want to relax at The Duke
of Richmond Public House where bands such as the Polished Brass Quintet – Including a guest performance by Tracey Brown and Ornella Kennedy; Little Mistaken; Highway Sunrise; and the Cougar Chick Tribute Band provide free entertainment. Or, if entertainment along with refreshments are more your style, the Fox Den (tent) will be serving beer and wine to the tunes of six different groups from 1:00 to 7:00 PM. Check out all the groups providing entertainment here on the Richmond200.ca website The big show Saturday evening is a “Barn Dance” at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre featuring headliners Kelly
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Beer and whiskey played an important role in the early days of Richmond This was not necessarily an easy task as shown by this letter he wrote to Philemon Wright on March 30th 1824. “My man whom I sent to Saint Andrews (Quebec) for the purpose of bringing up a Steam Boiler for my brewery was obliged yesterday morning by the breakup of the ice (on the Ottawa River) to leave it 3 or 4 miles below Hull…. I am now under the necessity of soliciting your assistance as it is of material consequence my getting it up before the land road breaks… and will most willingly pay any expence (expense) attending it. It is about 11 or 12 feet long and weighs 9 to 11 Cwts.” (Hundredweights). It is not clear whether this was Burke’s first attempt to establish a brewery. In a memoir written after he left Richmond, (transcribed by George Neville in an unpublished article) Burke described the commissary. “The store built by the Government 40 x 30 of round logs and
one floor laid. I have relaid the ground floor, laid an upper floor, and fitted up works in it as a Brewery, at an expence [sic] of upwards of £250.” He said that this was the way the building looked by the end of 1818, but in the description he outlined modifications that he had made. Why was he making these changes to a new building? Did the 1818 supply depot become the site of his 1824 brewery? It is unknown. Regardless, these are examples of how early in the life of the new village breweries were established. But where did the brewers get the ingredients for their product? It is doubtful that in the first few years of the village there was extra grain to use for brewing. A possibility was that the brewers made beer that did not include grain. Gareth Newfield in his article “Drink Up! Alcohol and the British Soldier in the Canada’s During the War of 1812”, points out that the soldiers were used to drinking spruce beer
when conventional beer was not available. Spruce beer was not popular but it only required three ingredients: spruce, molasses, and yeast. Spruce and yeast could be acquired locally and George Lyon was importing molas-
ses. In 1821 he purchased almost 30 gallons from his Montreal suppliers and that amount doubled the next year. We don’t know if other merchants were also bringing molasses to the village. Grain production in-
Elections in early Richmond From RichmondHub.ca By Marion Scott Elections in the period before 1840 were dominated by the Richmond elite and their friends. Although some of the elections were hard fought and acrimonious the combatants were usually Tories. Both Richmond and Perth were part of the District of Bathurst. From 18241828 Col. George Burke represented the district but he did not contest the election of 1828. Both candidates were Perth Lawyers – James Boulton and Thomas Radenhurst. Radenhust was the brother in law of George Lyon and had the support of all the Richmond leaders.
These elections were very different from ours. There was only one polling station and that location was often in a tavern. The Richmond elite usually succeeded in placing the polling station in their village. The voting took place over a number of days (usually 5); it occurred in public and an elector had to state his choice in front of the other voters. Candidates plied voters with food and alcohol. Fights often broke out among rival factions as men were persuaded to, or deterred from, voting for a specific candidate. Vote buying was common and candidates paid the outstanding debts of voters. A letter from
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Hamnett Pinhey to Col. James FitzGibbon in 1832 outlined Pinhey’s behaviour in the election of 1830. Captain John Lewis had been behind in a contest against Thomas Radenhurst. Pinhey went to Richmond to help Lewis. “I hired a private room & table at the Inn in the village for my private convenience, which you will readily believe from the prominent part I took was not long private. I advanced money to some of the farmers to clear themselves from his (Lewis’s) opponents ….” as well voters were promised work contracts or location tickets (the right to acquire a specific piece of land).
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To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, local historian Marion Scott is posting factoids about Richmond’s rich history on her blog, Richmond Heritage. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known. To see more of Marion’s facts on Richmond, visit RichmondHub. ca. At a recent meeting of the GTHS, Larry Cotton, author of a series of books, Whiskey and Wickedness, claimed that the soldier/ settlers’ were dependent on beer and whiskey, and that Richmond was a production centre for both. There certainly seems to be a basis for his assertion. Historian Andrew Haydon outlined that in the 1820s Richmond had four breweries. One brewer was Col. George Burke. After his job as Superintendent disappeared, in Dec.1822, Burke was looking for alternate sources of income and one possibility was to start a brewery.
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South Carleton students ask why the fox is so important to Richmond did you think would dress up? Response: I will have to count, but I think that we may have got it, if not, we were close! Now that fox day is over, are you surprised by the number of students and staff that dressed up? Response: I was super impressed with the number of staff who really owned the project and got their classes to participate. The teachers who helped with the set up and the hot dog preparation and the awesome costumes that the kids wore were incredible…it was such a fantastic day.
As I sat on the grass watching people gather among the growing crowd and find their friends, I was overwhelmed with what I saw. So many students and staff were dressed up. It was incredible to watch. As an observer it was great to see the variety of the costumes. People were pushing to be at the front of the crowd. The person taking the picture was standing on the roof so that he could get the picture, closely monitored by one of the janitors so that he didn’t fall off. The hot dogs, they were amazing! I’m excited to see what
The fox plays a significant role in the history of the Village of Richmond.
else Student Council can cook up for the rest of this school year! I’ll leave you all with this quote by Thomas Fuller: “With foxes, we must play the fox.” That is all for now.
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Why is Fox Day so important? Response: Richmond is turning 200 this year. We decided to dress like foxes to commemorate our town. Why is it so important
that this goes in Guinness? Response: Why not? Doesn’t everyone want to have a record??? Do you think that this is the biggest event that Student Council has ever done? Response: We also run the Oscars which brings 250 students out to celebrate each other. For the fox event, we were very lucky to have our hot dogs donated by Sobey’s in Kanata. This really drew in a good crowd and served as an incentive to get everyone excited to dress up for the event. Do you think that the students know the story behind the logo of the fox? Response: If they didn’t…they will soon. We have written a story about it in the yearbook. How many students
Students and teachers waited. Running. Standing about. Waiting to make history happen. They stood, enjoying hot dogs and other foods. The day was May 16th, and there was a feeling of excitement in the air. It tasted like possibility. With that attitude, it felt like anything could happen. That morning, as the students raced forth to classes during second period break, the song ringing in their ears was that of the popular 2014 song, “What Does The Fox Say” by Ylvis. Now, why a fox, you might ask? Well, for that, we must look at a small part of Richmond’s history. Back in 1819, when the town was founded, the Duke of
Richmond was the Governor General Of Canada. He was bitten by a rabid fox and died in a frame barn on Chapman’s farm, about four miles from the village, on the Goodwood River. This river is now well – known to South students and Richmond residents as the Jock River. After helping with the planning for Fox Day, I decided to write an article about it. I sent six questions to one of the teachers who helps run Student Council. Here is what she said in response to the questions:
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Paregoric was the medicine of choice in the early days of Richmond From RichmondHub.ca By Marion Scott In the early 1800s the inhabitants of Richmond suffered what we might consider a normal range of ailments including: respiratory, gastrointestinal and rheumatic. These were augmented by headaches and dental problems and more life threatening diseases such as cholera and malaria. With no hospitals and few doctors, the settlers were left to their own devices. Traditional home remedies were the norm but for those with money there were other options. Chief among those were various spices and in particular Allspice. Other remedies included some still known to us today: castor oil, Epsom salts, honey, liquorice root, smelling salts and chamomile. As the century progressed, patent medicine became more common. One, paregoric, was adver-
tised as a cure for diarrhea in both adults and children, cough medicine, and as a relaxant for fretting or teething children. Although not all manufacturers used the same recipe here is one from the 1870s, which used both opium and alcohol! Paregoric: Best opium 1/2 dr., dissolve it in about 2 tablespoons of boiling water; then add benzoic acid 1/2 dr.; oil of anise 1/2 a fluid dr.; clarified honey 1 oz.; camphor gum 1 scruple; alcohol, 76 percent, 11 fluid ozs.; distilled water 4-1/2 fluid ozs; macerate, (keep warm,) for two weeks. Dose – For children, 5 to 20 drops; Adults, 1 to 2 teaspoons.” A very bad cold might require Syrup of Squills made from a combination of the bulb of the sea onion plant, paregoric (described above) and laudanum (a stronger opiate). Factoid #42: By 1840, the Richmond Road from Bytown to Perth was still by no means a pleasurable
drive. In that year, the Anglican Bishop described it “24 miles in a very strong wagon, rough stony roads”. With the gradual development of the timber stands on the rivers flowing into the Ottawa River and along that river in the area around Arnprior, a whole new route became important. The shanties and timber barons needed supplies and the easiest way to get them was overland from Prescott. This new route, which ran through Kemptville, to Richmond and then north to Arnprior was considered better than many other roads. In 1838 the Rev. Thomas Wilson of Perth travelled from Arnprior to North Gower. In his account he mentioned the “excellent” road from Huntley to Richmond. ( this is unlike the scathing criticism he leveled at the roads in other townships) This road helped stop Richmond’s decline and turned it from being a
here and has been in every house in the District to procure votes, promises every thing that he thinks can have a tendency to interest the Electors, particularly getting deeds gratis…(and) Roads…..” Lyon also tells Radenhurst that he must get deeds to any landowners entitled
to them. “It will be indispensable necessary for you to … get the deeds of those who are entitled sent down to me where I can make use of all the advantages the circumstances (and I) will admit of and must say this is a point of paramount importance.” The electoral system had room to develop!
early continues from page 20 Those in power ensured that as many farmers as possible received the Land Patents for their land before the election period as only male land owners could vote. In 1828, George Lyon wrote Radenhurst, telling him that it was imperative that he visit the Richmond area. “Boulton is down
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4:30 - 7:00 PM - Fish Fry - Richmond Agricultural Society Dining Hall 4:30 - 7:00 PM - Entertainment - Entertainment Tent (The Fox Den) - Ron Mills - Buckledown Trio - Tracey Brown & Randall Prescott 7:00 - 9:30 PM Opening Ceremonies - Richmond Fair Grounds Military pageantry comes to life with the music of the Governor Generals Foot Guards Ceremonial Band and a guard of honour comprised of members of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets and period military re-enactors. Performers such as the Canadian Military Wives Choir and Doug & Pam Champagne also help launch a memorable weekend of festivities. 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Food - Bacon on a Bun The famous Bacon on a Bun will be back, albeit for a limited time only. 9:30 PM Fireworks - Richmond Lions Park 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM Pub Night - Entertainment Tent (The Fox Den) - Doug and Pam Champagne
Saturday 16 June
St Paul’s United Church, 3452 McBean Street -10:00 - 3:00 PM Antique Quilt Show / 11:00 - 2:00 PM luncheon Country Quilters, 3444 McBean Street 9:30 - 3:00 PM - Quilts in the Garden 11:00 AM Richmond 200 Parade Starting at South Carleton High School, travelling north on McBean Street, then east on Perth Street, ending at Huntley Road. 12:00 - 7:00 PM - Richmond Fair Grounds
Children’s Activities Area Featuring games, entertainment, face painting, climbing wall, zorba balls, pony rides, small animals and much more. Displays Interior and outdoor historical displays celebrating Richmond’s past, which include a blacksmith, campfire cooking, historic characters and more. Military Camp Period military encampment with representation of military units who served in Canada as well as overseas from 1700 to 1946. Besides the static displays there will be musket drill and musical demonstrations. A Hands on History opportunity is available to fire a musket and kids can drill in uniform like soldiers did during the War of 1812. Vintage Vehicles There will be something for everyone. On display will be tractors, antique carriages, classic cars and military vehicles from all eras. Food Court Try out one of the scrumptious food vendors. 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM Horse Drawn Trolley Tour - Starting at the Richmond Fair Grounds. Characters from Richmond’s past guide you through the streets to some of Richmond’s historic buildings. 1:00 - 4:00 PM Historical Walking Tour - Starts at the Country Quilter, 3444 McBean Street For those wishing a little exercise, a self-guided walking tour will take you to historic buildings along Mc Bean Street where characters of yesteryear come to life. 1:00 PM Concert - Richmond Memorial Community Centre. A musical performance by the Polished Brass
12:00 - 4:00 PM Quintet will entertain you prior to the Mural Friday 15 June 2018 Entertainment - Entertainment Tent unveiling on the west side of the Community (The Fox Den) Centre. 4:30 - 7:00 PM - Chanda Leahy & Family 1:30 PM 8:00 - 10:00 AM - Ryan Potter Mural unveiling Fish- Richmond Fry -Memorial Richmond Agricultural Society Dining Hall Pancake Breakfast - Richmond Agricultural Ottawa Fiddle and Step Dancing Community Centre Society Dining Hall Magician Kevin Smith A new seventh mural will be unveiled as part of 4:30 - 7:00 PM 10:30- 11:30 AM 12:00 4:00 the Richmond Heritage Mural Gallery, located Inter-Denominational Church Service Entertainment - Entertainment Tent (The Fox Den) PM Carnival Diablo - Vaudeville Tent on the west side of the Richmond Memorial Entertainment Tent (The Fox Den) - Ron Mills Step inside and be prepared to be amazed by Community Centre. - Buckledown Trio 12:00 - 4:00 PM - Richmond Fair Grounds the ultimate sideshow. 2:00 PM - until sold out Children’s Activities Area Tracey Brown & Randall Prescott 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM Firefighters- Chicken BBQ - Richmond Featuring games, entertainment, face painting, Horse Drawn Trolley Tour - Starting at the Agricultural Society Dining Hall climbing wall, zorba balls, pony rides, small 7:00 - 9:30 PM Richmond Fair Grounds, characters from Entertainment animals and much more. CeremoniesDisplays - Richmond Fair Grounds Richmond’s past guide you through the streets 12:00Opening - 5:00 PM pageantry comes to outdoor life historical with displays the music of the Governor Generals Foot Gua to some of Richmond’s historic buildings. CarnivalMilitary Diablo - Vaudeville Tent Interior and 1:00 - 4:00 Step inside and be prepared to beBand amazed byandcelebrating Ceremonial a guard of past, honour comprised of PM members of the Royal Cana Richmond’s which include a Historical Walking Toursuch - Starts atas the Country the ultimate sideshow. Army Cadets and period military re-enactors. the Canadian M blacksmith, campfire cooking, historic characters Performers 3444launch McBean Streeta memorable weeken 12:00Wives - 5:00 PM Choir and Dougand&more. Pam Champagne alsoQuilter, help For those wishing a little exercise, a self-guided Entertainment - Richmond Memorial Community Military Camp of festivities. Centre Ice surface ( The Duke of Richmond Period military encampment with representation walking tour will take you to historic buildings along Mc Bean Street, where characters of Public House) 9:00 12:00 AM of military units who served in Canada as well yesteryear come to life. - Polished Brass PM Quintet --special performance as overseas from 1700 to 1946. Food Bacon 4:00 - 4:30 PM by Ornella Kennedy -& Tracey Brown on a Bun Besides the static displays there will be musket aand Bun will be back, albeit a Performers limited timeFaironly. Firstfor Nations - Richmond - LittleThe Mistakenfamous Bacon ondrill music demonstrations. Grounds - Highway Sunrise A Hands on History opportunity is available to 9:30 PMBand Indigenous Peoples drummers, dancers, and - Cougar Chick Tribute fire a musket and kids can drill in uniform like singers in traditional dress entertain with a 12:00Fireworks - 5:00 PM - Richmondsoldiers Lions Park did in the War of 1812. cultural display reflecting their history and Entertainment - Entertainment Tent Vintage Vehicles (The Fox9:00 Den) PM - 1:00 AM There will be something for everyone. On display heritage. - Fiddleheads will be tractors, antique(The carriages,Fox and military Pub Night - Entertainment Tent Den)4:30 PM Closing Ceremony - Richmond Fair Grounds - Junk Yard Symphony vehicles from all eras. - Doug and Pam Champagne Join in honouring the memories of Richmond - Magnolia Rhythm Kings Jazz Band Food Court and area veterans who sacrificed themselves in - Chanda Leahy & Family Try out one of the scrumptious food vendors. past conflicts to protect Canadian values. Also - Magician Kevin Smith 12:00 - 4:00 PM 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM Entertainment - Richmond Memorial Community help nurture our future citizens and leaders, our Barn Dance - Richmond Memorial Community Centre Ice surface (The Duke of Richmond Public youth, in a programme that looks back to our past and forward to the future. Pomp, ceremony, Centre Ice surface ( The Duke of Richmond House) and entertainment prevail in closing an epic Public House) - Richmond Ramblers weekend of events and activities. - Kelly Prescott - Michael McSheffrey Band - Jason Blaine - Jimmy Simpson & Good Company - Meghan Patrick - Buckledown
Sunday 17 June
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Bachelor and bachelorette ideas!
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 cost-conscious 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 in-
volved. · 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
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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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