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The MessengerNEWS

Fire in Richmond An Ottawa Fire Service official speaks with a family member while smoke bellows in the background from a fire at 3899 McBean St, south of Richmond last Tuesday (Feb.). It took firefighters over two hours to gain control of the fire. One person was treated for smoke inhalation. Mike Carroccetto photo

Manotick Messenger a finalist for four provincial newspaper awards From the Other Side Morris a finalist for best column, best humour column in Ontario columnist Jeff

Special to the Messenger TORONTO -- The Manotick Messenger is a finalist for four Ontario Community Newspaper Association awards. The OCNA announced the finalists for its 2018 OCNA Better Newspaper Competition Awards last week, selecting three entries as finalists in each category. The OCNA represents more than 250 community newspapers and publications in Ontario and Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. The winners will be announced at the OCNA Better Newspaper Competition Gala April 5 in Toronto. A story that ran in the fall of 2017 is also a finalist in the Best Sports and Recreation Story for a feature on the growing amount of abuse that youth and high school football officials are subjected to. The story was triggered by an incident in which a 15-year-old player and his father assaulted a 68-year-old official in the parking lot after a National Capital Amateur Football Association Bantam playoff game. A feature on high school student Rob Kemp, who gave up high school football to take part in the school’s Cappies

play, is up for Best Arts and Entertainment story. The Messenger’s From the Other Side column, written by Jeff Morris, is up for both of the OCNA’s columnist awards. Morris is up for both the OCNA Columnist of the Year and Humour Columnist of the Year awards, making him the second writer to ever be up for both awards in the same year. Morris was the OCNA Humour Columnist of the Year in 2006 and has been a runner-up three times since then. He was the OCNA Columnist of the Year in 2008. Last year, Morris won the Stephen Shaw Award as the province’s reporter of the year for the second time. “We are a lot smaller and leaner than most of the other publications in the province, but we have a great team,” Morris said. “Mike Carroccetto is a world class photographer, Charlie Senack is turning into a great young journalist, our graphics team is outstanding, and Gary Coulombe is the most dedicated person I have ever worked with. It’s great for our team when we all work so hard and we are recognized by our peers from across the province.” The Messenger’s sister publication, the Winchester Press, is a finalist as one of the top three newspapers in its circulation class in Ontario.

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New piece of legislation will bring respect to police officers

By Goldie Ghamari Carleton MPP

On Saturday February 16, I had the pleasure of attending a chili-cook off and skate drive hosted by Minister Lisa MacLeod and the Ottawa Police Service in support of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. This wonderful charity fundraiser took place at the Boys and Girls Club Rink of Dreams Tomlinson Family Clubhouse. Although my hockey skills could use some work, I had a great time on the ice with local politicians, policemen, and community members. I even managed to win my first face-off. Luckily, after my embarrassing showing on the ice, I was able to redeem myself in the chili cook-off. I am still in shock that a well

respected restauranteur like Stephen Beckta chose my chili as the winner! (ps – did you know that Beckta sources a lot of fresh, local produce from local farms in Carleton such as Rideau Pines Farm?) Thank you to everyone who came out and made donations to support this important initiative! It was a huge success. I would be pleased to attend your business or community association event. Please contact my office for more information or go to https://goldiempp.ca/invitegoldie UPDATE FROM QUEEN’S PARK


19, I sat down with the CEO of the Trillium Gift of Life Network Ronnie Gavsie, as well as their Communications Advisor Rachel Levy. They shared with me some staggering statistics. In Ontario today, there are over 1,600 people waiting for a life-saving transplant. While the rate of registered donors in Ottawa (41%) is higher than the provincial average (33%), it is still far too low. On average in Ontario 1 in 3 people on the waitlist die every three days. In Carleton alone, there are currently 23 people on the wait list. They could be your friends, colleagues or neighbours. We need to do better. I was so moved by their presentation that I signed up online to become a donor on the spot. The whole pro-

cess took no more than two minutes, and it could mean the difference between life and death for as many as 8 people on the waitlist through the gift or organ donation, and it could significantly enhance the lives of up to 75 others through the gift of tissue. You can see the video on my website, facebook or twitter account! I encourage everyone to register their consent to donate, and to please take a moment to talk to your loved ones about this important, life-saving decision. You can quickly and easily register your consent to donate online at www. beadonor.ca or in person at any ServiceOntario location. If you would like to sign up and require assistance, please contact my

office. We would be happy to guide you through the process. ISSUES TO WATCH

ONTARIO TO RESTORE RESPECT FOR POLICE OFFICERS On February 19, Ontario’s government introduced a new piece of legislation, the Comprehensive Police Services Act. If passed, this legislation will make amendments to fix the previous government’s Bill 175, which made it difficult for police officers to do their job and treated them with suspicion. Ontario police officers and everyone that depends on them will finally be able to count on a fair and transparent police oversight process that puts public safety first.

The treating police fairly, the Comprehensive Police Services Act, will ensure that the government, the police, and the people of Ontario remain allies in creating safer communities for everyone. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE: My constituency office is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and I have 3 full-time employees helping me serve the people of Carleton. If you require assistance on any matter, please contact me at any time. It’s why I’m here. Even if it’s not a provincial issue, I’ll make sure to connect you with the proper office. - Goldie Your voice at Queen’s Park

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The nightmare of being a hockey parent

Messenger Editorial

Big city problems for rural infrastructure

I had this dream. It was 20 minutes into the future. Randy the Hockey Dad, my old neighbour, Page 6, Manotick Messenger, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 was suddenly my neighbour again. I went outside to get my briefcase out of the car, and he was sitting on his step, rolling up the rim We go through the process each year of seeing presentations and reading about the OuronChis Ommunity Tim’s cup. deliberations associated with the City of Ottawa budget. Last week, the Agriculture He was unshaven with bags and Rural Affairs Committee discussed the budget and its impact on rural Ottawa. Messenger Editorial that looked like suitcases under Over the last few years, it seemed the feasible target for budget increases was two his eyes. He looked like there per cent. This year’s hike will Canadian be higher – likely coming in at three per cent – as Are youtaxmore was a Guns ‘N Roses concert in the city tackles its needs for infrastructure renewal. his bedroom while he was trythan a fifth grader? Mayor Jim Watson often shows or talks about his maps when hosting delegates ing to sleep the night before. With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to or speaking publicly. cities of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary can all reflect on what it means to The be Canadian. “I’m done,” he said, bareDo we take being Canadian granted? fit inside Ottawa’s vast for boundaries with room to spare. But when you have one of ly mustering enough energy Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us upon immigrants refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but thelook largest cities inandNorth America – again, we’re talking about geography and not to look my way as he spoke. very willing to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you population – the for biggest challenge isthe connecting attend a celebration new Canadians, such as one hosted bypeople Nepean- and allowing them to move “Competitive hockey finally Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven last to where they want to be. month, you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every did me in.” new Canadian. Right now, and over the next decade, infrastructure will be an urgent priority. Randy is the father of two boys and a girl They understand, perhaps better than all of us, what it means to be Rural growth in Ottawa is being earmarked for Manotick, Richmond and Greely, Canadian. who all play hockey. So how can the rest of us have that feeling? Bev McRae photo which bring government a new level of need Thewill Conservative has a solid idea. for attention to our infrastructure. While Half “Try again,” said as itshe looked at his At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nurseryhe School honoured longest-servJason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, and Multiculturalism Moon Bay or Stonebridge could Immigration easily absorb another 500 oring 1,000 homes, that is not teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s and Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chalcup. He took the last gulp of his triple-triple. playground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a suphigh school to take the citizenship test. thelenging case middle in theand three ruralstudents villages poised for growth. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. “It’s like a metaphor for my life.” The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the The infrastructure is complex. main Historica-Dominion Institute,challenge will see students study DiscoverOur Canada: the rural arteries are in rough I asked him what was wrong. Rightsand and Responsibilities of Citizenship and seemingly then take a mock citizenship truck traffic pounds roads shape they are overused. The increasing test. Sometimes it’s best Jordan just to sayplaying nil hockey, “When started “This will be a fun way for students to learn about CanadaOwens. and feel proud like Barnsdale, Bankfield/Brophy and Mitch The line I’m of finding cars to get out of the myself at one of those bizarre about things like how come “underneath” I crossdidn’twonder realize what I was getting isinto,” he of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we roads where I love about sports is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the rural in the community seems to grow part ofeverything the complexity learnvillages about our past and the people and events that made Canadaweekly. what it is Yet, said. backmein summer, he told me to collide with a large swatch of the population work- “Then, discussion pulled backthe into soccer. today, we become more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see how we is that Highway 416 oneresponsibilities of the most arteries the ing diligentlyinto to grate mycity nerves.that “Chelsea is learning so much by watching the can defend our rights andremains live up to our and underutilized we feel much that all his friends were trying out It’s this whole World Cup thing. Don’t you find World Cup,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “Wefor are the Tristrongly how valuable it is to be a citizen of Canada.” wemore have. that people are just a little too into it? studying and each country before theto game. She has too. His “Our schools need to be training our young people to become the citizens ple-A team, he wanted try out, foundlater. myself Minto’s in line in front of two nouveau really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, and she Manotick and Richmond will face issueit’ssooner rather Ithan Maof tomorrow. Citizenship is not only about new this Canadians, about all soccer fan moms at Your wants us to go there on our coaches from lasteven year encouraged him.” Canadians, young and old,” said Andrew Cohen. “The Canadian Citizenship hogany community is a game-changer in Manotick and will stretch the limits of infraIndependent Grocer the other day. vacation next year. Perhaps we Challenge will encourage students to learn more about what it means to be FROM He paused. can even go to Brrra-seeel.” I was kind of in my own little Canadian and then put that knowledge to the test.” structure. Building at Caivan’s Fox Run has begun. That community add close THE mental world inwill the checkout line, caught my attention. 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Students will take the citizenship Morris Richmond order out ofexams the community enter every the worldday. after some quality “They are a wonderful football exam as a on classPerth and theStreet teachersin will returnto theget completed to the Then there are the tournaments. We’re headtimehave on Planet Jeff addressed, and launch nation,” she said. “My husband, Dominion grading. grow, our OC Transpo service will As the Institute trafficforissues to be into my weekly way-to-reward-your-customers-byof course, wears the azureweekend and cheers for and Italia, but Results will be announced by the Dominion Institute on Flag Day ing to Toronto on one then Quecharging-us-five-cents-per-bag-and-claiming-it’sZachary’s favourite team has been MAY-heee-co. which will15)mean a higher transportation taxinformation rate in the villages. Richmond has much (February each year for the next three years. 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The Manotick The only meals I get are the odd Baconator I wanted to jump in and say something, but I tated when Germany beat them 4-nil,” said the Messenger is mailed to bona fide subscribers in Rideau and Osgoode Townships for $36. The Named one of Ontario's top three refrained. I couldn’t do it. momWendy’s wearing Crocs.drive thru or maybe a Mcpublication is available by carrier for $36 or at newsstands for $1.00 per copy. Letters will be edited from the newspapers for 2008, 2009 for length, clarity and libellous statements. Display, National and Classified rates are available on If you are unfamiliar withcommunity the vuvuzela horn, then At this point, I couldn’t take it anymore. Mount request. The Manotick Messenger is not responsible for the loss of unsolicited manuscripts, photos or you have not tuned into CBC over the past two Patience erupted and out sarcasm lava. egg salad Chicken or maybe a came pre-wrapped other material used for publication purposes. weeks. If you stumble across a World Cup soccer 5, 2011 “I saw that match,” I said. “I can’t believe AusVOL. 28 • N . 1 MANOTICK, ONTARIO WEDNESDAY • JANUARY sandwich from the gas station when I fill up, game on CBC, you will hear what sounds like TRY-lier looked so insipid against Deutschland.” Publisher: Jeffrey Morris 50,000 bees swarming the field. They are not bees. The mom with the crocs was not impressed. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Morris which seems like it’s three times a but week. They are people blowing on cheap, plastic, gimThe mom with Birkenstock’s wasn’t either, Reporters: McRae Publisher: Bev Jeffrey Morris Phone: 613-692-6000 EsauMorris micky horns. she Ididnever acknowledge me with a response. 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Agostinho was our seen nor heard a vuvuzela horn at a sporting event, “Would you like plastic bags?” person of the year for 2009. All layouts and composition of advertisements produced by employees of Manotick Messenger and that the South African people find noise just “Yes please,” I replied. Forthe the full story, see page 2. Inc. are protected by copyright invested in the publishers of the Manotick Messenger. semi-finals, it was the same four teams that as annoying as the rest of the world does. I had never been so happy to pay five cents for a Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association Apparently, some now wealthy marketingthey genius play plasticin bagtheir just to get the hell outaround there. league here all the Canadian Community Newspaper Association came up with the idea to mass produce and market time. they goOCNA to Boston, these horns as a World Cup novelty. 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“And it goes beyond the games and practices and the tournaments. All of the kids on Jordan’s team are getting private shooting and stickhandling and skating lessons, so we have to sign him up and pay for all of that stuff just so he can keep up with the other kids. And then in order to keep his spot FROM THE in Triple-A he needs to have a personal trainer, so I have had to pay for that. They told me if he wants to be considered for a scholarship to the by Jeff Morris States, he needs to have these things. “And when are they supposed to do their homework? Sarah and I take turns sitting with them and helping them with their assignments. I got a freaking C on the history project I did for Emily on Louis Riel. Can you believe it? I’m not doing very well in math either. I don’t understand what they are teaching kids in math class anymore. “And then there is a fee we have to pay Rick. He is the guy who does the videos for all of the games, but his side business is that he puts together highlight packages for all the players to send to all of the college recruiters and coaches. “And I got in a big fight with Sarah about it because I think it is just too much for us and it is like an anchor around our necks and she is all like, ‘Well, we’re not going to say no to them. They need this.’ So we had to take out a mortgage on the house just to pay for all of this stuff. “And then after all of that Emily went off on me at breakfast this morning because the sports psychologist we were told we had to hire for her to improve her confidence and GROCER focus told her at their session last night that I am pushing her too hard, and that I am trying to live my life vicariously through her hockey career. What? I don’t even know what that means. And then Sarah takes her side and tells me that she and Emily are going to buy a horse and take riding lessons, because the sports psychologist said it would be therapeutic for her. Do you know how much a horse costs?” At that point, I woke up in a cold sweat. I looked outside. Randy wasn’t my next door neighbour after all, and it was all just a dream. “Where are the kids?” I asked the Diva. “They’re downstairs playing X-Box or Fortnite or something,” she replied. I smiled. For the first time ever, Fortnite didn’t seem like such a bad thing for the kids to be playing.






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Infrastructure renewal main reason for three per cent tax hike On Wednesday, March 6th, City Council will vote on the 2019 Budget. Since the beginning of February, the various boards and committees have discussed and voted on their relevant sections of the budget. That all culminates in the full Council discussion next week. What is being proposed in this year’s budget is a 3% property tax increase. The primary purpose of the higher increase, over the last eight years, is infrastructure renewal. In 2017, Council approved a ten-year plan to eliminate the infrastructure renewal spending gap, which was $70M. However, given the prominence of renewal during the most recent election, Council is now looking to close that gap within five years. The projected 3% increase gets us there. What does closing that gap mean for Rideau-Goulbourn? In recent years, we have seen annual renewal spending rise from approxi-


WARD REPORT by Councillor Scott Moffatt

mately $50M annually in 2010 to $125M annually in 2017. This has led to many roads throughout the ward being resurfaced. With a projected annual spend of $195M by 2023, expect more of the same. Scheduled in 2019 are portions of Fallowfield Road, Rideau Valley Drive North, Barnsdale Road, Joy’s Road, Hope Side Road and Strachan. Mackey Road, between Malakoff Road and Viola Street will also be improved and the hard surfacing of Paden Road will be finalized. Other local infrastructure projects include preliminary design work on the renewal of the Church Street bridge in North Gower, a

new sidewalk connection on ing toward the same end area. The Contractor, CavanNixon Farm Drive between result. This is where your agh Construction Ltd., will Cedarstone and Perth Street stormwater fee goes. All told, be performing the construcand the previously men- because of the way we struc- tion work for the City of tioned upgrades to the inter- tured the new fee, every dol- Ottawa. The purpose is to section of Bankfield Road lar you pay for stormwater widen Old Richmond Road and Prince of Wales Drive. equals $12 spent on infra- and a portion of West Hunt From a Parks & Facilities structure in rural Ottawa. Club Road to improve traffic standpoint, improvements What that means simply is capacity across the Greenbelt are scheduled for the North that your money is staying in from Kanata South. The project includes: Gower Fire Hall, Dickinson rural areas and then some. While there is plenty • the widening of Old House, Richmond Arena and Chris’s Field in Manotick. more in the $3.6B budget, I Richmond Road from Hope We will also be upgrading only have so much room in Side Road to West Hunt Club Gordon & Ivy Scharf Park this column. More informa- Road, and West Hunt Club in the Manotick Estates this tion is available at Ottawa. Road from Old Richmond ca/budget and you can al- Road to approximately 200 spring. On the stormwater infra- ways email me if you have metres east of Moodie Drive • roundabouts at three structure side of things, the any budget related questions. intersections along Old RichCity is projecting to spend mond Road: at Hope Side nearly $13M on culvert reSouth Remove a Person_Ad Kanata copy 12/18/18 7:56Link PM Page 1 placements throughout the Approved in previous Road; at Stonehaven Drive; rural area. This is a signifi- budgets, the Kanata South and at West Hunt Club Road • Intersection improvecant increase over recent Link (KSL) construction years and it all plays into the started on Tuesday, Febru- ments at West Hunt Club road renewal efforts as well. ary 19th. The main objective Road and Moodie Drive • Asphalt resurfacing of For instance, many culverts of the project is to improve were replaced under Rideau safety and traffic flow based Hope Side Road • Utility upgrades includValley Drive North last year on growing demands in the and that portion will be resurfaced this year. Two different budgets but all work-


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Municipal Parking Management Strategy Refresh

The City of Ottawa is reviewing core aspects of its Parking Management Strategy. Provide your input on the City’s paid parking program at one of three upcoming open houses and help ensure the program meets the city’s needs. For more information, visit: ottawa.ca/ parkingrefresh. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491. For information on RideauGoulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY

The miracle of life and the time we spend with it THis week,

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selves. The quantity of time varies from person to person, depending on how their life takes shape. Medical professionals tell us that “Me Time” is important, for everyone time to stop, relax, reflect, and renew oneself. You cannot live there but you have to go there regularly As we barrel forward into 2019 consider the few


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The MessengerCOMMUNITY

Road resurfacing priority for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

This City committee that deals with municipal matters relevant to rural residents met for the first time in 2019 on Friday, February 22. It had a full agenda including changes to the site plan approval process, ratification of boards of Business Improvement Areas (including Manotick BIA), terms of reference for ARAC, an Omnibus amendments report which consists mainly of technical amendments, and a few planning items relating to projects outside of the Manotick area. Most of the meeting focussed on the 2019 budget which includes funds for repair of several bridges in the area, mostly east of Manotick, as well as road resurfacing of River Road between Osgoode Main St. and Doyle Road and resurfacing of Mitch Owens east of Downey Road to Bank Street. Councillors Darouze and Moffatt are unable to reschedule their Budget Consultation meeting cancelled due to the snow storm prior to the full Council discussion in early March but you can still provide comments directly to them or to budget@ottawa. ca Full details on the budget can be found at https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/budget/ get-involved-budget-2019 The Committee is being chaired by Councillor Eli El-Chantiry and includes Councillor Scott Moffatt, Councillor George Darouze and Councillor Carol Anne Meehan. The Committee usually meets the first



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Open House on Concept Plan for Centennial Park draws local residents

About 20 village residents attended the Open House at the Manotick Arena on Tuesday February 19 to learn about the results of the consultation on the Park held in January and a proposed draft concept plan for the Park. The consultation drew about 60 people in total over two sessions and the top two priority items identified were an improved outdoor rink/basketball court and a revisioned skate park that would also serve as a meeting place. The concept plan also includes an expanded pathway network, the addition of benches and picnic

tables, a sidewalk along the Arena east wall and more tree plantings near the building. Full details on the concept plan will be posted on the web site of Manotick Culture Parks and Recreation: www.mcpra.ca

We have a winner!

Irene Simm of West River Drive won the Shiverfest “Winter Gardens” photo contest. Her framed photograph, compliments of Greg Newton Photography, will hang in the Manotick Legion until the end of March. Irene also won a gift card to Home Hardware.

Do you know a Snow Angel who deserves recognition?

A Snow Angel is a neighbour or friend who has volunteered to help you, or someone you know who needs some assistance by clearing snow or ice from their property. If you know of a resident of Ottawa who is a Snow Angel, the City of Ottawa wants to thank them! Snow Angels will be recognized with a certificate signed by Mayor Jim Watson and a custom keychain

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March Break activities

The City of Ottawa has lots of activities for your family during the week of March 11-15 in recreation and culture facilities, pools and arenas. Find active and interesting camps in your neighbourhood or a specialty camp for the athlete or artist. For more information visit: https://ottawa.ca/en/ residents/recreation-andparks/recreation-programs/ march-break-and-othercamps .


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CAMPS 2019 How to Choose a Summer Camp

Your child’s interests What does your child like to do? Children know what they like and don’t like. Ask them for their input. If your child is active and loves


to play sports, a sports camp is probably right for him or her. If your child is creative, then choose a camp that offers arts and crafts. Camp choices are as varied as children themselves. Choose a camp with the specific focus geared toward



your child. Day Camp versus Overnight Camp Depending on the age, maturity and independence of your child, he or she may or may not be ready for an overnight camp. Some overnight camps accept children as

young as six years old. Only you can decide when the time is right. Convenient Location Location is important because you will have to drop off and pick up your child every day. You’ll want to consider your drive time and also keep in mind the

hours of the camp. Cost Of course, the cost is something to consider. The cost of camp should reflect the service provided. When comparing camps by price make sure that you are comparing apples to

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contact the camps you are considering and ask some specific questions. Not all camps are created equal, so ask the same questions to each camp director and compare their answers. You need to feel comfortable with their answers before you make your choice. This is not an exhaustive list, but here are a few questions to get you started: 1. Who do you hire as counselors? Are they experienced? How old are they? Are they certified in CPR and First Aid? Have they undergone a criminal record check? 2. What are your hours for the camp program? for pre and post camp care? Is

there an additional cost for extended hours? 3. What is the ratio of campers to counselors? Ratios of 8:1 are common. A maximum of 10:1 is probably the maximum ratio you would want. 4. Are snacks or a lunch provided? Is the lunch program optional or mandatory? 5. What do you do on rainy days? Are your facilities airconditioned? 6. Do the children swim every day? What are your rules for supervision at the pool? Is there a wading pool for young campers? 7. Do you offer any discounts? 8. Can you provide a list of references or testimonials? Word

of mouth is the best reference. Ask around and find out where other parents are sending their children. 9. How are different age groups divided? 10. What if my child doesn’t like the camp? Do you offer a guarantee? What is your cancellation policy? 11. Where can I find more information about your camp? Do you have a web-site? Can I register online? Can I pay by credit card? The best way to determine if a particular camp is right for you is to ask a lot of questions. Camp directors are used to answering questions about every detail of camp.

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The MessengerNEWS


12-year-old ‘Matthew the Brave’ inspires everyone around him By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger His family and friends call him Matthew the Brave. It’s a cute nickname for a kid. But when you learn about his story and what he endures every day of his life, Matthew Paravan’s nickname suddenly rings with poignancy. “He’s the bravest, toughest and most remarkable kid you could ever meet,” said Jason Moore of the Marlborough Pub in an interview last year. “There’s a reason everyone calls him ‘Matthew the Brave.’ Most people couldn’t imagine what he goes through every day of his life.” Moore is a childhood friend of Stephanie Paravan, Matthew’s mother. Marlborough Pub has been instrumental in helping the family through their tough times, running fundraisers every fall

to help the family through their mountain of medical bills and living expenses. Matthew, 12, spent the first six weeks of 2019 in Roger Neilson House adjacent to CHEO. “He was in Roger Neilson House for pain management,” Stephanie explained. Matthew had a seizure so violent that it dislocated his hip. The seizures are a part of his life – something he has to deal with not just daily, but several times an hour. “On a good day, Matthew will only have 30-50 seizures a day,” Stephanie said. “But on a bad day, he will have more than 200.” And through it all, Matthew the Brave had only one request at Roger Neilson House. “He loves sports,” his mom said. “He loves the Ottawa Senators. The cable package there didn’t have all

the sports channels. He loves to watch the games, and his favourite show is TSN Sports Centre with Jay and Dan. He couldn’t watch it when he got there.” Stephanie and her husband, Bruno, were guests at the 12th annual Maddy’s Gala Saturday. Maddy’s Gala was started in 2008 by friends of the Otto family. Maddy Otto was a girl ready to go into kindergarten when she woke up from a nap. According to her father, Dean, Maddy “just didn’t look right. She was kind of droopy, like something was wrong.” Dean and Jeanine Otto took their daughter to CHEO, and shortly after their arrival, Maddy had a seizure. She was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. On July 17, 2007, Maddy Otto passed away at Roger’s House two days after being

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Brave continues on page 13

Matthew’s bed was wheeled into the lounge at Roger Neilson House and he had his Tom Brady jersey on for his family’s Super Bowl Party. Although Matthew cannot eat solid food, he insisted that his family had traditional Super Bowl Party food, including the football cake being cut by his therapist, Katt.

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MANOTICK MESSENGER  Brave continues from page 12 “They have been an inspiration for us,” Stephanie said. “Our stories are different, but there are a lot of parallels in the lives of our families. They are incredible people.” While Maddy’s passing was sudden, Matthew the Brave has spent more than half his life fighting off pain through the constant seizures. He was five when he had his first seizure while at Charleston Lake. His parents didn’t see it coming. Why would they? “He was just a normal kid who loved to play hockey and baseball and soccer,” Stephanie said. “He was a normal, typical kid and we lived a normal life.” In the fall of that year, he suffered more seizures. They became more frequent. Tests and MRI’s found abnormal electric activity in Matthew’s brain, as well as a small brain lesion. In February, 2013, he started to lose the ability to move his left arm. That was a life changer for the Paravans. Matthew

would spend the next 18 months at SickKids and Holland Bloorview Hospitals in Toronto, and CHEO in Ottawa. Matthew the Brave would lose his ability to walk, talk and eat solid food. Stephanie gave up her job to stay with him in Toronto, while Bruno and Matthew’s older brother, Nick, would visit on weekends. The community has come together for fundraisers for them over the years, most notably at Greenfields Pub in Barrhaven and at Marlborough Pub in North Gower. Matthew communicates with cards for “yes” and “no”, and he has an alphabet board to spell out ideas. After returning to CHEO, Matthew was diagnosed with Parry-Romberg Syndrome, a rare auto-immune disease that can lead to neurological problems. Matthew’s condition is still a mystery, as no one – not even the Mayor Clinic in Minnesota – has been able to pinpoint the source of the problem. Stephanie said that

through it all, Matthew has been positive, filled with humour, and incredibly selfless. “He loves football,” she said. “He loves the Patriots and Tom Brady. He had this idea that for Christmas, he asked for tickets to an NFL game in Buffalo. He knew he would never be able to go, but he wanted his brother to be able to go. He loves and admires Nick so much that he wanted to do that for him. So Bruno and Nick went to a game in December. That’s the kind of kid Matthew is. He is always thinking of others, and he doesn’t want his condition to hold anyone back from doing the things they want to do.” Super Bowl Sunday was a special day at Roger Neilson House. The Paravans had a Super Bowl Party there, and Matthew was able to have his bed wheeled into the lounge so they could all watch the game together. “We had a poster on the wall with everyone’s predictions,” Stephanie said.

“Matthew wanted there to be Super Bowl food for everyone, even though he can’t eat. In the afternoon, we watched the Puppy Bowl – Matthew loved that. And then we watched the Super Bowl. Other people from Roger Neilson House came down and joined us. It was an amazing day. He was really happy the Patriots won.” Matthew is looking forward to being at home again. The dream for the entire family is that, someday, he can go to school again. But for now, the Paravans are still in one-day-at-a-time mode. “Roger Neilson House was incredible for us,” she said. “There is so much love and compassion there and it is such a beautiful place. They did everything they could to make sure Matthew was comfortable there.” Including changing the cable package. “When they realized Matthew couldn’t watch Jay and Dan, they changed the cable

package for his room,” she said. “He was able to watch them every morning for the rest of his stay there. It seems like a little thing, but it’s the little things like that

that make all the difference in the world for someone who is suffering in pain. Jay and dan put a smile on his face, and that means everything.”

Matthew Paravan, in wheelchair facing camera, get some help as he plays hockey at Roger Neilson House. The local 12-year-old has become a source of inspiration to everyone in the community as he fights through Perry-Romberg Syndrome. “Matthew The Brave”, who has lost most of his mobility and his ability to speak or eat solid food, sometimes has more than 200 seizures per day. He was admitted to Roger Neilson House for pain management after a violent seizure resulted in a dislocated hip.

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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH Family, friends and sports a balancing act for Honour Roll student

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Parents: Scott Reaney, Jennifer Reaney Brothers: Gavin (16), McCormack (3), Carson (3) Sister: Keira (6) Pets: Two dogs, Stella and Abby Pet Peeve: “Hearing people cracking their knuckles, or other bones.” Part-time Work: “During the summer I work full-time as a receptionist at McVey Insurance in Metcalfe.” Favourite Subjects: History, English and Sociology What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I enjoy reading a

variety of fiction. As I progress through high school, I find it more challenging to make the time to read for pleasure. At the moment I’m reading A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead, which is a novel about a group of strong women resisters during WW2.” What is your Greatest Accomplishment? “I am most proud of my ability to balance different interests and obligations. It can be challenging to try to prioritize family, friends and sports, while maintaining Honour Roll status. I have three very young siblings who are very busy and like to play. It’s very important to me to try to make time for my family, while meeting academic expectations and commitments to sports teams. I’m lucky to have a great

group of friends, and as many of them will be headed in different directions following graduation, I try to spend time with them as often as possible.”

I’m proud to have followed in my father’s footsteps by having played on two varsity sports teams for the entirety of my high school career.”

Activities/Interests: “I enjoy playing competitive sports. I’m a member of the OTHS Girls’ Varsity Rugby and Hockey teams. I also play club hockey and softball. In my free time I love movies, music and road trips.”

Career Goals: “I have been accepted to Carleton and Trent University, and waiting to hear back from Queen’s. I’m hoping to obtain my Bachelor of Arts

Why did you get involved in what you do? “I’ve been active in sports since age four. My parents always encouraged me to try new things and stay active. I began hockey at a young age and played competitive hockey and soccer for many years. High school gave me the opportunity to try rugby, a sport that I really enjoy. Thanks to the persuasion of my friends, I joined a softball team for the first time this past year, and enjoyed learning a new sport. I think sports teach kids important skills that can be applied to all other aspects of life, and help to set them up for the future.




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Nolan and Carter Edwards combine for eight points in 9-4 Romans win Osgoode Richmond Romans Report

Major Novice B

Wheeler and Joel Bignucolo. On Feb. 16, Stittsville blanked the Romans 2-0.

The Osgoode Richmond Romans travelled to Stittsville Sun., Feb. 10 to open their Ottawa Minor Hockey B League playoffs, dropping as 6-2 game to the Stittsville Rams. Kohen Godard scored an unassisted goal in the first and then set up Tristan Quilty’s goal in the third for the Romans. The Romans bounced back with a 1-1 tie Wed., Feb. 13 in Richmond to earn their first point of the series. Brendan Moore scored from Charlotte

Minor Atom B

Jackman McIntyre scored from Jack Kean with just 1:18 left to play to give the Osgoode Richmond Romans a 2-1 win over the Clarence-Rockland Crush in their Ottawa Minor Hockey B League playoff game in Rockland Sun. Feb. 10. The Crush took a 1-0 lead in the second period before James Haggar scored an unassisted goal to tie the score. Jack Montgomery was the winning goalie. The Romans would then face

the Leitrim Hawks Sat., Feb. 16 and win 2-0. James Haggar and Reid Hapke each had a goal and an assist with Austin Richer also earning an assist. Maximus Courville had the shutout for the Romans. On Wed., Feb. 20 in Richmond, the Romans tied the Casselman-Embrun Ice Dogs 2-2. Colton Hart and Danylo Ostapyk scored from Eddie Jaquemet and Justin Walker.

Major Atom B

The Romans edged the Leitrim Hawks 4-3 Wed., Feb. 13 in the opening game of their playoff series in Richmond.

Barnaby Dewan, Colin Dashnay and Owen Stock each had a goal and an assist while Wyatt Allen also scored. Tedrick Neptune and Brody McEachern each had assists. Larence Hall was the winning goalie.

Minor Pee Wee B

The Romans took a threegoal lead in to the third period and hung on for a 3-2 win over Kanata at the Jack Charron Arena Wed., Feb. 13. Michael Chenier scored from Bentley Warnock and Henry Brown to open the score in the first period. Dylan McCarthy scored from Connor Labelle, and then Dylan

Bain scored from Daniel Kean in the second. Jimmy Boyd held on for the win in goal. The Romans then took on the West Carleton Warriors Fri., Feb. 15. Vaughn Bouchard had a shutout and Michael Chenier had three assists in a 3-0 Romans win. Daniel Kean had two goals and Bentley Warnock also scored.

Major Pee Wee B

Garrett Rochon and Alexander Oster each had a goal and an assist as the Romans beat the Mississippi Thunder Kings 2-1 win Mon., Feb. 11 in Manotick. Marra Klassen and Gab-

riel Carty also had assists, while Peter Blythe was the winning goalie. The Romans faced West Carleton Sat., Feb. 16 and won 6-2. Lukas Vander Vecht scored two goals with one each going to Callum MacArthur, Carson Nixon, Garrett Rochon and Luke Shewfelt. Ben Gibson had two assists with one each going to MacArthur, Nixon, Gabriel Carty, Colin Arthurs and Jack Knox. Aidan Gravelle was the winning goalie. On Feb. 17, the Romans faced the Gloucester-Orleans

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ROMAN continues from page 16 Blues and won 4-0. Lukas Vander Vecht and Jack Knox each had a goal and an assist. Garrett Rochon and Carson Nixon also scored with Hudson Kosloski, Paul Beaudry and Ben Gibson earning assists. Peter Blythe earned the shutout.

Minor Bantam B

The Minor Bantam Romans opened their playoffs against the Orleans-Blackburn Blues with a 3-1 win in Richmond Wed. Feb. 13. Trailing 1-0 in the second, the Romans got a power play goal from Justin Vandenberg from Cole Haughton and Wyatt Carr. David Kean

The MessengerSPORTS would score from Haughton and Jeffrey Huang later in the second to give the Romans the lead. Carr added an unassisted goal in the third to ice the win. Jalen Pawelek was the winning goalie. On Sat., Feb. 16, the Romans battled Leitrim and lost 4-3. Wyatt Carr, Marco Borello and David Kean scored with Antonio Caparelli, Owen Ehrl and Cole Haughton earning assists.

Minor Midget B

The Romans scored two late goals in the third period to beat the West Carleton Crusaders 5-3 in Manotick Fri., Feb. 15. Carter Edwards

had a goal and two assists, and Mitchell Cross and Nolan Edwards each had a goal and an assist. Jack Sloan and Connor Nock also scored. Zack Arts, Cameron Ferguson, Kaelen Knor and Camren Lacelle each added assists. Liam McIntosh was the winning goalie. The Romans faced the Mississippi Thunder Kings Feb. 17 and won 5-2. Samuel Fisher and Mitchell Cross scored two goals each with Carter Edwards adding one. Kaelen Knor had two assists with one each going to Nolan Edwards, Robert Allen, Carter Edwards and Mitchell Beacum. Conor Egan was the

winning goalie. On Wed., Feb. 20 in Richmond, the Romans beat the South Grenville Rangers 9-4. Nolan Edwards and Carter Edwards each had two goals and two assists, while Jack Sloan also had two goals. Rory Stone had a three-point game with a goal and two assists, Robert Allen had a goal and an assist, and Mitchell Cross also scored. Matthew Kozak and Mitchell Beacom each had two assists with Zack arts, Kaelen Knor and Camren Lacelle earning one each. Liam McIntosh was the winning goalie.

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Major Midget B

The Osgoode Richmond Romans opened up their playoff series against the Ottawa Sting with a 3-2 win Sun., Feb. 10. Adam Brown scored from Neil Klassen and Jack Gillis, and then Gillis scored from Callum Payne and Hugh Nixon to give the Romans a 2-0 first period lead. Damien Simmonds scored a power play goal from High Nixon and Ryan MacLennan in the second to increase the Romans’ lead. The Sting responded with two goals in the third, but goalie Thomas Cook shut

the door the rest of the way for the win. The Sting bounced back with a 4-1 win over the Romans Wed. Feb. 13 at the Goulbourn Rec Centre. Jack Gillis scored the Romans goal from Noel Klassen. On Sat., Feb. 16, the Sting took a 5-2 win at Sandy Hill. Shayne Driscoll and Calum Payne scofred from Cole Ehrl and Hugh Nixon. On Mon., Feb. 18, the Romans lost 3-1 to the Sting, ending their playoff season. Noel Klassen scored from Cole Ehrl.

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April 1 - 7, 2019

Team Sinclair poses with their US championship trophy. From left to right are Sarah Anderson, Taylor Anderson, Coach Brian Cochrane, Jamie Sinclair, Monica Walker.

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“We were the underdogs at Nationals, but we beat the U.S. Olympic team three times including the final,” Sinclair said. “We really came together as a team; I’m so proud of my teammates. This win is huge and we look forward to representing the U.S. and competing against elite teams from other countries.” At this year’s Nationals, Sinclair lost only one game in the round robin, then went

undefeated through the playoffs capping it off with a 6-4 win in the Championship final in front of a sell-out crowd of 1200. “We played our best game of the week in the final,” she said. “I felt we controlled the play from the opening rock until my final rock in the 10th end.” Long time Manotick Curling Centre executive member Jim Stewart says the Club membership is ecstatic

with Sinclair’s win. “We are thrilled and excited that one of our own, who we’ve supported throughout the years, has made it to the top,” Stewart said. Sinclair, who grew up in Manotick and still has a strong presence at the Manotick Curling Centre, holds Canada-U.S. dual citizenship as she was born in Alaska when her pilot father was on an exchange with the U.S. Air Force.

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Hayes nets winner as Major Pee Wee AA Silver Seven advance Ottawa Valley Silver Seven AA Hockey

Major Atom AA

Chris Neil and Graydon Mears each had four points as the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven opened their playoff series with the Eastern Ontario Cobras with a 5-2 win Feb. 5 in Carp. Neil and two goals and two assists, while Mears had a goal and three helpers. Jordan Perrier also scored twice. Luke Humby and Liam Ogilvie each had two assists, with Owen Devlin adding one. Dante Dinardo was the winning goalie. The teams met again in Casselman Sun., Feb. 10 with the Cobras rebounding with a 7-1 win. Braydon Lindsay scored a third period power play goal for the Silver Seven from Xavier Goussis and Jackson Taylor. Game 3 was played in Pakenham Feb. 13, with the Silver Seven taking a series lead after a 4-3 win. Caleb Bourne scored twice with Jackson Legault and Graydon Mears each adding a goal and an assist. Nolan Boal had

two assists with one each going to Carter Stevens, Owen Devlin, Jordan Perrier and Chris Neil. Dante Dinardo was the winning goalie. The teams tied 2-2 Sat., Feb. 16, but the tie gave the Silver Seven a win in the five-point series. Chris Neil and Carter Stevens scored for the Silver Seven with Graydon Mears, Brody Dunbar and Tristan Munch earning assists.

Minor Pee Wee AA

The Silver Seven and Seaway Valley Rapids played to a 3-3 tie in Cornwall Sun., Feb. 10. Winston Yang, Spencer Bowes and Parker Brown all scored with Lucas Prudhomme, Matthew Davidson and Luke Etheridge adding assists. The series continued Feb. 14 in Maxville with the Rapids winning 8-5. Matthew Davidson, Luke Etheridge and Finn Barton had a goal and an assist for the Silver Seven with Ben Hiel and Lucas Prudhomme netting the other goals. Spence Bowes had two assists with John Lumsden

and Ryan Wallace collecting one apiece. The Rapids won the series with a 2-1 in Feb.15. Spencer Bowes scored from Parker Brown.

Major Pee Wee AA

The Silver Seven and the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings opened up the Hockey Eastern Ontario playoffs with a 2-2 tie. William Dickson and Austin Burrill scored for the Silver Seven with assists going to Parker Evans, Ben Neil, Callum Forde and Kyle Cameron. On Sat., Feb. 9, the teams met again in Athens with the Silver Seven winning 3-1. Ben Neil scored in the second period from Joe Devlin and Kyle Cameron to tie the game at 1-1. In the third, Lucas Serjak scored unassisted, and Neil netted his second of the game from Cameron and Devlin to clinch the win and a 3-1 series lead in points. Evan Malherbe was the winning goalie. On Mon., Feb. 11, the Kings evened the series with a 2-1 win. Austin Burrill scored for the Silver Seven from Callum Forde

and Coleman Sly. Game 4 of the series was played in Spencerville Feb. 14, and the Silver Seven wrapped up the series with a 3-2 win. Ben Neil scored in both the first and second periods for the Silver Seven. Yamato Montclam assisted the first goal, while Josh Langford and Maverick Hayes assisted the second. With the score tied late in the third period, Hayes connected on a feed from Neil to score with 2:11 left to play, giving the Silver Seven a 3-2 lead. Goalie Evan Malherbe shut the door on the Kings the rest of the way, and the Silver Seven had won the series.

Major Bantam AA

Cameron Nield scored from Cameron Cheslock and Hudson Turcotte in the third period to give the Silver Seven a 4-3 win over the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings Feb. 9 in West Carleton. Jacob Whang had a goal and two assists, Denver Craig had a goal and an assist and Cole Bowditch also scored. Grady Logue had three assists with Cameron Cheslock adding one.

Ottawa Valley Silver Seven goalie Rowen Correia (1) makes a nice save on Gloucester Rangers Benjamin Cormier (26) as Spencer Evans defends during the Bell Capital Cup Major Peewee AA finals at Canadian Tire Centre earlier this season, The Silver Seven are in the midst of the Hockey Eastern OnMike Carroccetto photo tario playoffs.. Owen Arsenault was the winning goalie. On Sun., Feb. 10, the teams met for Game 2 in Cardinal. Samuel Beauchamp had an unassisted goal late in the third period to give the Silver Seven a 2-2 tie and a 3-1 lead in the five-point series. Wyatt Munro scored in the second period from Grady Logue and Cole Bowditch. The Kings won Game 3 7-1 Feb. 14 in Spencerville to tie the series. Cameron Cheslock

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The MessengerSPORTS Marks, Krottner pace Novice A Silver Seven in first round of playoffs Ottawa Valley Silver Seven A Hockey

Major Novice A

The Silver Seven travelled to Kanata for a Hockey Eastern Ontario playoff game Feb. 7 and earned a 6-2 win. Deklan Marks and Cole Krottner scored two goals each, with Russ Dunse and Carter Staniforth also scoring. Dunse, Cameron Blinks, Cole Cavanaugh and Gabriel Scott added assists. Lila Sergeant was the winning goalie. On Sun., Feb. 10, the Silver Seven tied Kanata 6-6. Deklan Marks and Cole Krottner had two goals each with Gabriel Scott and Landon Brown each scoring one. Miller Zavitske, Joshua Moncrieff, Callum Rob-

ertson, Russ Dunse, Carter Stainforth, Liam Bartlett and Cole Cavanaugh each had assists. The Silver Seven won the series 5-1 in points with a 5-3 win Tues., Feb. 12. Callum Robertson and Deklan Marks each had two goals and an assist, and Cole Krottner also had a goal. Talan Bowed and Miller Zavitske added assists. Lila Sergeant was the winning goalie. On Feb. 19, the Silver Seven faced off against Cumberland and lost 3-2 in the opening game of their series. Cole Krottner scored both Silver Seven goals with Talan Bowes earning an assist.

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The Ottawa Valley Silver Seven White lost their playoff opener to Cumberland

1-0 in Pakenham Feb. 6. On Feb. 9, the teams played to a 0-0 draw as Noah Whyte had a shutout for the Silver Seven White. Trialing 3-1 in the fivepoint series, the Silver Seven White even things up with a 5-0 win Feb. 10 in Pakenham. Jack Chipman had the shutout, while Carter Kunaposki had three goals and an assist. Ryan Clost and Jack Billo also scored. Colton Sarrazin had two assists with one each going to Zach White, Ben Currie, Colby Nystedt and Ryan Lecours. Cumberland won the series Feb. 15 with a 3-2 win. Colton Sarrazin and Zach White scored with Carter Kunopaski earning an assist. The Silver Seven Black took on the Seaway Valley Rapids Feb. 8 and lost 6-1. Brennan Nield scored from

Josh Locke and Lucas Mullen. On Feb. 9, the Rapids beat the Silver Seven Black 7-2. Jesse Devon scored from Nevyn Trenholm in the first, and Trenholm scored from Hunter Sim and Dawson Briscoe. The Rapids won the series Feb. 14 with a 10-4 win. Dawson Briscoe had two goals and an assist, Hunter Sim had a goal and an assist, and Josh Locke also scored. Lucas Mullen and Nevyn Trenholm also had assists.

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The Silver Seven doubled the Gloucester Rangers 4-2 in Manotick Sun., Feb. 10. Matthew Thompson and Dmitri Barresi each had a goal and an assist in the win with Caleb Scott and Avery Schoenhofen also scoring.

Seamus Flood and Adam Miller added assists. Nathan Carlson was the winning goalie. The Silver Seven faced Kanata Mon., Feb. 11 in Kanata with the Silver Seven winning 3-0 on a Noel Carr shutout. Avery Schoenhofen got his second game-winning goal in as many games, with Carter Downs and Benjamin Diffy also scoring. Dmitri Barresi, Mathew Thompson, Charlie Sheppard, Wesley Bean and Carter Downs all had assists. In their next game, the Silver Seven faced the Ottawa Sting in Beckwith and won 5-1. Adam Miller, Aidan Beyer, Caleb Scott, Benjamin Diffey and Carter Downs all scored goals with Downs, Avery Schoenhofen, Mathew Thompson and Charlie Shep-



pard adding assists. Nathan Carlson was the winning goalie. The Silver Seven’s next contest was Feb. 19 against the Nepean Raiders. The Silver Seven got shutout goaltending from Noel Carr and a pair of goals from Charlie Sheppard in a 3-0 win. Caleb Scott added a power play goal and Carter Downs had two assists. Elliott Bondy, Cooper Dawe and Jack Delaney also had assists.

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On Feb. 20, the Silver Seven opened up their series with the Ottawa Sting with a 4-1 win. Cullen CampbellHill and Reid Bishop each had a goal and an assist, while Connell Trenholm and Max Manninen also scored. Rowan Boivin was the winning goalie.


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