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9 tips for a better dining experience

Most people enjoy dining out for various reasons, including the opportunity to try new flavors, interact socially and avoid cooking and cleaning up at home. Canadians are dining out more often. A Dalhousie University survey found that nearly 42 percent of Canadians either buy ready-to-eat meals or dine at a restaurant once or twice a week, while another 3 percent admitted to doing so on a daily basis. Dining out puts customers in direct contact with the people who make restaurants run like clockwork - most notably, food servers. While big tips are a great way for diners to express their gratitude to their servers, there are other ways to show thanks. 1. Make a reservation and arrive on time. When a reservation has been made, make sure all members of the dining party arrive on time. A punctual arrival helps the restaurant

run more smoothly, especially if it is a large party. If you will be running late, call the restaurant and notify them. 2. Let needs be known early on. If you’re rushing to make it to a movie, let the server know that time is of the essence so service can be expedited. If you prefer to lounge, ask to be seated in an out-of-the way spot. 3. Only signal the server when you’re ready to order. Do not call the server over if you need to continue perusing the menu. 4. Be courteous to the server and fellow customers. It is important for all customers to wait their turn and avoid interrupting waiters when they are taking other customers’ orders. In addition, allow servers to mention the specials before ordering. 5. Alert staff to food allergies when ordering so that the kitchen can be notified that a special order will be coming in. This enables

everyone to be prepared and reduces the risk of someone getting sick. 6. If something is not right with the meal, mention it early so it can be remedied. Do not eat an entire meal before filing a complaint with the server. 7. Recognize that servers have nothing to do with the wait time for a table. Do not take your frustration out on the server if it takes awhile before you’re seated. 8. Clean up after yourself and children. If your party makes a big mess or a child gets sick or spills something, make an effort to clean up the table. 9. Consider the bigger picture when deciding what to leave as a tip. Servers have no control over the quality of the food, wait times or even the atmosphere. Take up issues with the management and make sure the tip reflects the job done by the server.




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The annual Jock River Race will take place Saturday. The race runs in the Jock River from Munster Road to the finish line at Jock River Park in Richmond. Starting in 1972, the Jock River Canoe Race has been a rite of Spring and the unofficial opening the canoeing season for paddlers

and racers alike for 45 years. The 12.5km race through the Richmond Fen is one of the area’s great springtime adventures. All paddlers including canoes, kayaks, SUPs, voyageur boats and others are welcome to race. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or just want to try it out this race is for you. Racing experience is not

required, simply a desire to join a fun event and to get an early putin on the water. The start area for this 12.5 km (7.8 mile) section of the Jock River is on the Munster Rd. about 2 km south of the Franktown Rd. A few minutes downstream there is a shallow rapid followed shortly by an easy chute of fast water.

Stittsville Food Bank Chair Theresa Qadri wins Carleton Liberal nomination With the provincial election just two months away, the Carleton Liberal Party has selected its candidate. Theresa Qadri, a Stittsville businesswoman and Chair of the Stittsville Food Bank, was chosen as the Ontario Liberal Party candidate for Carleton. “I’m elated to be nominated as our local provincial Liberal candidate, and I’m ready to ensure that we have fairness for our residents and to ensure we invest in the care that our com-

munity needs under Premier Kathleen Wynne’s leadership,” said Qadri, a mother and a grandmother of five. Qadri, the partner of Stittsville Councillor Shad Qadri, has held many volunteer positions. She has served as a volunteer at the Stittsville Food Bank since 2007and has been the Chair for over five years. She was also the first female president of the Rotary Club of Stittsville, vicechair of the Stittsville Village Association and treasurer for the Goul-

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Open fields and the occasional • farmhouse mark the next few kms before several sharp bends signal the beginning of the “Richmond Fen”, an interesting and rather eerie wetland. The first appearance of the railway marks the end of the fen, and the river widens considerably. Shortly after passing the Trans-Canada

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Pipeline a long class I rapid awakens your adrenaline. The church spires of Richmond now come into view, followed by another long set of class I rapids which require some maneuvering to avoid rocks. From the end of these rapids the orange buoy marking the finish line at the Jock River Park is a welcome sight. Registration is from

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No one awaits the arrival of spring more than a golfer. Except maybe the golf course owner. Everyone’s looking (toward) that opening day no more than we are,” says Gib Patterson, owner of Emerald Links Golf & Country Club, one of the three golf courses just a short drive from the village of Manotick. “We know from our experience we’ll be open around the middle of April. It’s all about the weather. All about the sunshine.” Over at the Carleton Golf & Yacht Club, Kyle Mclean says last summer was an incredibly wet golf season. “A season like no other,” says Mclean. “ We are looking forward to a much warmer/dryer 2018 season. I know our members are excited to come back and tee it up.” For the past 28 summers, Patterson has not only been growing greens, but also trying to grow the game. “Golf courses aren’t so much in competition (with each other), but with the economy and all the other things people can do (with their time and money),” explains Patterson. The increase in the minimum wage (up to $14/hr in 2018) has a

direct impact on every golf course, who employ many labourers and clubhouse servers who help create a good experience for golfers. “Just makes us work a little smarter to keep (the course maintained) where it should be. We are (being forced) to become more efficient.” To get the course ready to open, Patterson says it takes “the right people and making sure the machinery is ready to go.” Will the $14/hr wage effect golf courses, specifically Emerald Links? “We had a good family discussion on that,” says Patterson. “We decided that we wouldn’t be raising our prices by anything worth mentioning. And we’ll probably have as many discounts and promotions as we have always had, and maybe more. The more people we have playing will improve our bottom line. Money is one thing. Volume is another.” “We’re a little short on golfers, but the facilities are as good as they’ve ever been. We are trying to grow the game amongst people who don’t play golf yet,” adds Patterson, who also owns and operates two other golf courses. “People say ‘when I retire I’m going to play golf’, so I hope they retire soon.”

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Plan and zoning amendments to allow Samara Square in Richmond to move forward From time to time, the publish date of this newspaper does not always align well with our Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee meeting schedule. As a result, I am not always able to provide advance notice of the meeting agenda through this forum. Our Thursday, April 5th meeting at Ben Franklin Place falls into that category. Agenda items for this meeting include: • Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment for 6341 Perth Street • Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment for 5471, 5575, 5613 Boundary Road • Site Alteration ByLaw The Boundary Road item is to approve the zoning for a Provincially approved waste management site. This site would include facilities for recovery and recycling of waste as well as a landfill area. The applicant, Taggart/Miller Group, received Provincial approval for the facility in June 2017 from then Environment Minister Glenn Murray. Following Provincial approval, the applicant then must

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seek the proper zoning approvals from the host municipality. The item for 6341 Perth Street is a recommendation to partially approve an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment that would allow the previously stalled Hyde Park Development, now known as Samara Square, to move forward. The original plan called for the entire property to be served by a private water system. Under the current proposal, the property would be split into multiple parcels serviced by the one water system. Since that is not permitted under City policy, the applicant was required to seek an Official Plan Amendment. Due to the unique nature of this property and its stage of development, staff are recommending approval. Future phases to the north are still to be sorted out, as is the property ownership for the existing

Hyde Park homes. The Site Alteration By-Law is something that will have an impact across rural Ottawa. The intent of the by-law, aside from amalgamating several existing by-laws into one, is to prevent land manipulation such as tree clearing and soil stripping for the purposes of large scale development. This is something that could occur in and around the urban boundary so as to make land better suited for growth, rather than agricultural purposes. The by-law does include exemptions for agricultural uses and managed woodlots. However, some concerns still exist that the by-law is too open for interpretation and that property owners may not have a clear picture of what is and is not permitted. I expect a number of delegations on the matter at our meeting and a healthy discussion. ARAC will also consider a one-time contribution in support of Farm and Food Care and their Breakfast on the Farm event, scheduled for September 8th in North Gower. For more infor-

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Messenger Editorial


Nothing like a cheeseburger on the lido deck

Watch what you say

“I’m going to get a couple of chairs for us,” minutes. He was Australian. I thought he the Diva said to me last week. would know the answer so I asked him what “Okay,” I replied. “Where exactly are you “lido” meant. He enlightened me that it was a “What a day it’s been for women in Will the Ontario Liberals never going to be?” British term that meant pool deck. It is usually politics,” she was quoted as saying in learn? “I am going to try to find a couple on the only used on cruise ships. Our Clido Ommunity Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa Mac- the Toronto Star. “We have the minisdeck before it gets crowded.” Knowing that, I totally want to work that Leod went off in the legislature – and ter of economic development calling I knew exactly what the lido deck was, but word into the every day rotation. “Honey, I’m rightly so – atMessenger Queen’s Park last week my female colleague ‘adorable’ in a deEditorial after she walked away, I started thinking about taking the kids to the rec centre to swim. I’m after Liberal Economic Development meaning and condescending manner it. Have I ever heard the word lido before be- just going to sit with a book on the lido deck.” Director Steven Del Duca referred to (and) the Minister of Finance called the Are you more Canadian ing on a cruise ship? I don’t Lido deck is not the her actions as “adorable.” The Toronto women behind him at an announcethink so. Had I ever heard it in only thing you hear only Star reported that MacLeod up in ment today ‘eye candy’,” Scott said. than a fifthstood grader? FROM THE on a cruise ship. Here are my life other than on a cruise “How acceptable?” the legislature and referenced the With Canada Day approaching next week, it is fact a good time for us is all this to ship? Wait a minute. Did that some of the other gems on what it meansshowed to be Canadian. While Del Duca immediately apolothatreflect 2,000 people up at a pep we take being Canadian for granted? word pop up in that awkward we heard. gized, Sousa took offence to Scott’s inrally Do for PC leader Doug Ford. Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us two weeks of sex education in There was one aimed look upon immigrantsto andwatch refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but Later in the day, however, sinuations. “It’s adorable the member very willing to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you ninth grade phys. ed. class? at the cruise director. hebydid apologize. across floor for talk attendthe a celebration newabout Canadians,Doug such as Ford the one hosted NepeanMP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa School in Barrhaven It sounds like one of those “What happens if we The last reaction to the comments has andCarleton the crowd that showed up High to see by Jeff Morris month, you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every words, but I don’t think it is. flush the toilet while sitbeen predictable. Progressive Conservhim,” said Del Duca. new Canadian. Theysurprisingly, understand, perhaps better than all of us, what itatives means to arebe crying shame on the Liberals Not MacLeod took exThe annual March Break ting on it?” Canadian. for their sexist remarks. Liberals, meanception tocan Del choice of words. cruise has come and gone. “You’ll get a TexasSo how the Duca’s rest of us have that feeling? Bev McRae photo The Conservative government has a solid idea. are50th overreacting to “Would the minister call one of his while, say theAtPC’s We shoe-horned ourselves into the crossover, sized hickey,” he replied “And on the last the school’s Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servJason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism ing teacher/volunteer with ahas memorial garden bench, which willBaltimore be installed with a plaque in the school’s comments the context been male does he Institute, drove to via the Syracuse Destiny cruise a boy was sucked down the toilet and andcolleagues Andrew Cohen, ‘adorable,’ President of the and Historica-Dominion are chal- where playground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a suplenging and high school students the citizenship test. exaggerated. think thismiddle is appropriate? Will tohetakeapoloUSA Mall, and spent a week with the good popped up in the hot tub on the lido deck.” ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the But the the fact that these remarks gizeHistorica-Dominion to me?” Institute, will see students study Discover Canada: people from Carnival as we sailed to the Ba“Oh, and is the water in the toilet fresh RightsDuca and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship were newsworthy only tells us that the Del did apologize to MacLeod, Andsay ‘the good test. 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The explode right there on the stage of the bar. too?” refrained. I couldn’t do it. mom wearing Crocs. publication is available by carrier for $36 or at newsstands for $1.00 per copy. Letters will be edited for length, clarity and libellous statements. Display, National and Classified rates are available on If you are unfamiliar with the vuvuzela horn, then At this point, I couldn’t take it anymore. Mount I don’t think they would have cared. They “I have two,” replied the geek that kicked 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 came sarcasm lava. other material used for publication purposes. weeks. If you stumble across a World Cup soccer “I saw that match,” I said. “I me can’t believe Auswould have just rolled out of the way and our butts. John Green: P.O. Box 567 Manotick, Ontariogame on CBC, you will hear what sounds like TRY-lier looked so insipid against Deutschland.” Publisher: Jeffrey Morris continued Tequila-drinking It was sad to come home, but your body Our 50,000 bees swarming the field. They2010 are not Person bees. The mom the with the crocs was not impressed. contests and Managing Editor: Morris Tel:Jeffrey 613-692-6000 They are people blowing on cheap, gimTheline mom for with shots. Birkenstock’s wasn’t either, but Reporters: McRae Publisher: Bev Jeffrey Morris Conga can only handle so many Guy’s Burger Joint ofplastic, the Year Phone: 613-692-6000 Jeff EsauMorris micky horns. she did acknowledge me with a response. Publisher: Jeff Morris Phone: 613-692-6000 Managing Editor: Jeffrey The Manotick Mes-Greely-area rescue specialist Fax: 613-692-3758 what happens Freeport stays in cheeseburgers as a 3 p.m. snack. And I think Bev Morris McRae The funnyisthingpublished about these John hornsGreen, is that they Besides, “Who is your team?” she quipped,in condescendManaging Reporters: Editor: Jeff senger pictured with Marketing Mgr: Gord Logan Jeff Esau have become what has defined the 2010 World Cup. ingly. email: Grace Agostinho of Freeport. the French Contributing writers: Well, at least it did until the Diva put all 2,100 of us said the same thing when we email: every CafeWorld at a fundraiser People whoother have beenFRIDAY following the Cup and for theI did the only thing I could do, shouting as loud Grace Thrasher, Larry Ellis, Phill Potter Advertising: Office: Angie Dinardo Marketing Mgr: Gord Logan Advertising: Manotick Project in Haiti at in Manotick, Ontario. people who have only seen 20 minutes of it in passas I could. the video on Facebook. Stupid Zuckerberg got home. Editor: Longfields Davidson Heights Photographer: Mike Carroccetto Editor: Advertising and Marketing: Letters will be onedited ing have commented these annoying yet relentHigh School in February, is“USA! USA! USA!” News/sports: Office: Angie Dinardo News/ Sports: and his stupid social media empire. “Honey, there’s something wrong with our person of the year for Gary Coulombe less horns. Ironically, while the world has learned to They turned their heads in disgust. The next 45 Photographer: Mike Carroccetto for length, clarity and 2010. Agostinho was our adapt these hornsstatements. as the one thingperson they ofnow seconds were incredibly silent and awkward. Photographer: Mike Carroccetto There wasn’t much else to see in Freeport. the scale in the bathroom. How can I gain 12 the know year for 2009. libellous For the full story, see page 2.At that point, it was my turn. 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The Manotick MessenInc. are protected by copyright invested in the publishers of the Manotick Messenger. as annoying as the rest for of the world does. I had never been so happy to pay five cents for a ger isWednesday, not responsible Vol. 27, Number X Ontario Community Newspaper Association Manotick, Ontario Month x, 2010 Single copies $1 And a few hours later, we were back on the And maybe an Advil. I may have popped Member, Apparently, some now wealthy marketing genius plastic bag just to get the hell out there. the Canadian Community Newspaper Association came loss up withof the unsolicited idea to mass produce and market lido deck with a bucket of Corona. my body while body popping on the stage at manuscripts, these horns as a photos World Cupornovelty. The plan Jeffrey Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columnist of chatted with the director for a few Senor Frogs. other forworld must endure Ithe worked,material and now theused rest of the Year. 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National Volunteer Week recognizes those who make a difference There are thousands of volunteers, probably millions, across Canada who donate their time and energy to others in every community in this great country. Commencing April 15th – April 21st, 2018 we will celebrate National Volunteer Week. Awareness of the contribution these volunteers make in Canada is recognized every year; 2016 is the 75th year since volunteer organTo advertise call izations were officially recognized. Volunteer groups and organizations strengthen many communities. Volunteers serve on boards and committees, organize recreational projects, assist in hospitals, coordinate charitable organization activities, and support the seniors and the disabled. Volunteers LATEST AD!!!!!!!!!!!!_Diversitea Ad deliver meals-on-wheels, drive others to medical appointments and pro-

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This change, however, does come with a cost. Adding plastic bags and dog feces to the green bin program will cost 2 x 30 THIS WEEK, 15 cents a month per household. The green bin program is paid for out of the property tax by Larry Ellis base and not the separate garbage fee on your vide support to youth groups. tax bill. As a result, this and children. Volunteers Parents have a huge will not increase your are often the only link influence on their chil- collection fee. The City between those who feel dren’s outlook toward will build the additionhelpless, desperate or volunteering. The spark al cost into the annual lonely and the help they for volunteering may budget. need. come from a personal While this change Volunteers are people passion, experience or has been greeted with who do what they do be- opportunity. With Vera Parents Mitchell_Ad copy 5/3/17 8:47 AM Page 1 mixed reactions among 613cause they believe in the should respond to their residents, I see it as a causes, equal opportun- children’s interest with positive step to increas3 giving x 10 ities, safe communities support and trust, ing participation in the and the earnest desire to them the freedom to pur- green bin program and help and make life a little sue it. ensuring that we can exeasier for others. Many There are many op- tend the life of our Trail times volunteers will be- portunities to volunteer come involved in an or- – Kiwanis, Lions, Legion, ganization for their own ROSSS, Community 3 x 10 personal needs or satis- groups like MVCA - MCfaction. Who are these PRA - YOMA, Church and volunteers? They are you School groups, Cancer and I, people in your Society, Heart & Stroke, 2/1/18 9:47 AM Page 1 neighbourhood, friends, Hospitals to name a few family members, youth, organizations that need retirees, individuals and our help.

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Manotick BIA receives funding for the creation of a mural in Village Core

The Manotick BIA has received funding to create a mural in the Village Core and is looking for an artist to paint four 4’ X 8’ panels that depict life in Manotick. The mural will adorn the wall facing the parking lot and park between Mill and Tighe Streets. Deadline for submissions is April 8, 2018 with the winning candidate announced in late May. The artist can draw inspiration from Manotick’s history, character, and community. Examples are: the water, landmarks, new growth and development (new harbour being constructed in summer of 2018), and the community culture (Dickin-


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son Days, A Taste of Manotick). The project must be completed by August 29. Details on what is required for submissions are available at www.

Annual Clean the Capital Campaign, April 15 – May 15

Help to clean up the Village and surrounding area by signing up for the Clean the Capital Campaign. Go to www.ottawa. ca/clean, or call 3-1-1

(TTY: 613-580-2401) to register for the cleanup. The interactive map on the City website will show you which locations have already been claimed, allow you to register your own project site and choose the cleanup supplies that you need. Select a location such as a park, ravine, shoreline, bus stop, pathway or any public area that requires litter pickup, graffiti removal or cleanup.

Boundary Road Waste Facility Update

zoning amendment going to the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on April 5. The facility was approved by the Province last year and Taggart Miller held a public information session last fall. The Manotick Village and Community Association is interested in the proposal, given the potential for waste management trucks to travel through the Village via Bridge Street to Mitch Owens. The owners of the waste facility have indi-

cated that trucks will be using Highway 417 as the main route into the facility and approximately 7% of the 300 trucks going in and out of the facility daily will be using Mitch Owens. This amounts to 2-3 trucks per day. There has been strong opposition to the waste facility but the Province’s decision means the facility will proceed. The land requires a zoning amendment as only a portion of it is zoned for rural heavy industrial while the main

portion is zoned rural. The facility will process non-hazardous wastes and soils generated by the commercial, industrial, institutional, construction and demolition sectors. Operations at the facility will include recovery and recycling facilities, composting organics, treating contaminated soils, managing surplus soil, collecting landfill gas, pre-treating leachate and disposing of waste.

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The Annual General Meeting of the Manotick Village and Community Association will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. More details will be provided in my next newsletter.

Inspirations Art Show, April 13-15

PC Users’ Group and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, will demonstrate and explain how to safely use tools that can help speed up Windows. Workshop is to be held at the Manotick Public Library.

Manotick Community Dance, April 27, 7-9:30 p.m.

This annual spring art show at the Manotick Curling Club on South River Drive is a must see! A vernissage on Friday evening at 6 p.m. kicks off the weekend. Tickets are $10 for the vernissage but entrance is free on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit

This family event features live Celtic music by Pippa Hall and the Ever Hopeful String Band and dance lessons at Manotick United Church. Tickets are $10, with teens aged 12-18 getting in for $5 and children getting in for free. For more information, call 613-692-4576.

Windows Performance Tune-up, April 24, 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Family Story Time, Saturday and Tuesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don’t need to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa

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

ITR spring show: A Murder is Announced

In this 45th anniversary year, ITR Theatre Company is delighted to bring a whodunit to the stage by arguably one of the best mystery writers of all time, Agatha Christie. “A Murder is Announced” was first published in 1950 and was Christie’s 50th book. Performances are set for April 20, 21, 27, and 28 with a matinee on April 29. Tickets for this show can be purchased at or by calling 613-8001165. Performances are held at the Osgoode Community Centre. Times for the shows are listed on the ITR web site.

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food continues from page 3 The Ontario Liberal Party is making sure all children and youth have free prescription medication. We are showing how we value seniors and we are going to ensure that we invest in the health and care that our riding needs. Our plan is delivering for our community,” she added. The Ontario Liberal plan has made tuition free for 225,000 students,

provided free prescription drug coverage for children and youth, built 100,000 affordable childcare spaces, and raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour. “The Conservatives have vowed to undo the minimum wage increase because no matter who their leader is, it is the same old Conservative Party,” stated Qadri’s press release.

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Make spring projects more eco-friendly The arrival of warmer weather means different things to different people. Some anticipate opportunities for outdoor fun, while others may be considering redecorating or remodeling their homes. For the latter group, home improvement season provides a great opportunity to make homes more eco-friendly. When planning home improvement projects, it’s best to first choose a project and then look for ways to make the project more environmentally friendly. Such an approach may not only benefit the environment, but it also may benefit homeowners’ bottom lines. Interior decorating Longer days and warmer

temperatures often translate into wanting to freshen up the interior of a home. Heavy draperies and comforters are put away, and lighter fabrics are taken out of storage. Whenever possible, reuse or repurpose items you already have rather than purchasing new items. Longer drapes can be cut and hemmed to be used as window treatments in other rooms. Making a patchwork blanket out of old T-shirts is a crafty project that makes use of items that would otherwise be destined for landfills. When laundering linens, skip the energy-using dryer and let items line dry in the sun and fresh air. If you decide to purchase

some new items, look for products made from sustainable or organic fabrics. Hemp and bamboo textiles have grown in popularity. Hemp and bamboo plants grow quickly, and their durability makes these materials smart choices. When replacing items around the house, donate older items to a charitable organization. Flowers and plants Spring and summer call to mind beautiful blooming plants. Relying on native, sustainable plants is practical, environmentally friendly and cost-effective. According to the National Wildlife Federation, sustainable plants are native plants. Native plants sustain

local wildlife more effectively than non-native alternatives, so include native plants in your sustainable garden. Native plants also are less reliant on pesticides and herbicides to keep them healthy and viable. Don’t forget to bring plants indoors as well. Even though you may be opening the windows more, indoor plants can filter and purify indoor air. The NASA Clean Air Study, led in association with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America, found that certain common indoor plants naturally remove toxic agents such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air. Efficient air cleaning is accomplished with at least

one plant per 100 square feet of home or office space. Proper disposal Spring cleaning is another tradition for many families come the end of winter and dawn of spring. Many people use spring as a time to go through closets and garages to remove items they no longer use or need. In an effort to clean up fast, some people may dispose of chemical products, paints, treated lumber, and many other items in ways that can be damaging to the environment. Always learn local municipal guidelines for proper disposal of potentially harmful products. Area recycling centers may have drop-off areas for stains and paints, used motor oil and

other potentially harmful products. Before discarding something, see if it can be donated or sold. This will result in fewer items ending up in landfills. Exercise caution outdoors as well. Runoff from cleaning products used on home siding or driveways can leach into the surrounding soil or find its way into sewage drains that ultimately direct fluids to public waterways. Choose environmentally responsible products whenever possible. Springtime renovation and cleaning projects provide the perfect opportunity to adopt eco-friendly practices that pay dividends for years to come.

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Manotick’s Jamie Sinclair finishes fourth at World Womens’ Curling Championships Manotick’s Jamie Sinclair came home after finishing fourth at the World Women’s Curling Championships in North Bay last week, but people may not realize just how close she came to winning it all. Sinclair, who skipped the USA team, was beaten in the final end in both the semi-finals and the bronze medal game. Regardless of the disappointment of not winning a medal, Sinclair said she was proud of her team for the best performance by an American rink since 2013. “I could not be more proud of the team for coming so far in just two years,” she tweeted after the bronze medal game. “We will be back.” Sinclair, 26, was born in Alaska while her Can-

adian parents were stationed there with the military. She grew up in Manotick and was a teammate of Canadian Rachel Homan when they won the Ontario bantam title in 2007. She also skipped Carleton University to a Canadian university championship. In November, Sinclair narrowly lost an opportunity to represent the United States in the Olympics as she lost the US Olympic Trials final on the last shot. She bounced back and reclaimed her national championship to earn the right to represent the US at the world championships in North Bay. A large contingent of family and friends from Manotick were on hand in North Bay to cheer for Sinclair’s USA rink. After

finishing 6-6 in the round robin, Sinclair’s team defeated South Korea 10-3 in a qualifying game to get into the semi-finals. The Sinclair rink had an unusual 10th end, scoring seven points to break a tie and win. In the semi-final against Jennifer Jones’ Canada rink, Sinclair fell behind 5-1 early but rebounded to tie the game in the 9th. Jones had the hammer in the 10th and scored to win. In the semi-final, Sinclair led the Russian team by one point heading into the 10th, but her last shot was about two feet long, and the Russians were able to score two to win the bronze medal. Before the last shot, Sinclair said she was confident that she was going

Manotick’s Jamie Sinclair, pictured as she won the US Women’s Curling Championships last month, placed fourth at the World Women’s Curling Championships in North Bay last week. Photo courtesy of Randy Fletcher

to make it. “I thought it was a touch heavy out of my hand, but I knew I could be back four-foot,” she said. “But it just kept gliding.”


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Parents: Jennifer Menard, Matin Syed, Corey Baldwin (Step Dad), Kristtell Heredia (Step Mom) Siblings: Mehsum Syed, Kasim Syed, Shelina Syed, Danika Baldwin, London Baldwin Part-time jobs: “I have seasonal jobs. During the winter time I help my family with snow removal, and in the summertime I work at a chip truck called Mell’s Hot Fries.” Favourite Subjects: “School is one thing many people do not like,

but for me I enjoy math. I personally rather the elective classes than the other classes. The elective classes give you more creativity in things you do. Photography is one of my favorite classes, because you get to capture so much and explore with a camera.” Activities/Interests: “Around the school I enjoy helping others when needed. I’m always willing to give a helping hand. One thing that I’ve done in the school that helped the community, was delivering cans to the churches and homes.

I joined a few clubs this year. One of my favorite clubs that I joined is Key Club. It does so much in the community. Key Club helps a lot of fundraisers. The most recent one was raising money for SCAW (Sleeping Children Around The World). Interests of mine include photography and painting. I also enjoy dancing with my twin sister Shelina. We have danced together for our school talent shows for many years. Shelina and I dance Bollywood. Our school has an annual Craft Fair. I really enjoy being a server for the Craft Fair. Every year I get comments such as, “I love how happy you are.” The people who I served enjoyed my service, and told me they wanted me again. I was in Mr. O’Brien’s

Leadership Class during first semester. One thing we did was set up the Club Fair. The Club Fair was an event that was held in the school’s library. We set up tables and had information at each table about all the different clubs our school provides. We also went to an elementary school and talked to the grade sixes about the transition from elementary to middle school.” Accomplishments: “I have made the Honour Roll for two years. This is my third year of high school and I plan on making Honour Roll every year of high school. Being a part of the school play A Spare Me is another accomplishment. It was a very fun experience. I also got a certificate for a two day Culinary and Hospitality course at Algonquin

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St. Mark High School student Shameen Syed is hoping to achieve Honour Roll status in each of her years at the school. Phill Potter photo

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Firefighters serve up flap jacks and sausages at annual Easter breakfast By Tony Labossiere Special to the Messenger Manotick firefighters from Station 94 held their 7th annual Easter Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 30. The annual event has grown significantly over the past seven years, this year serving well over 500 people a home cooked breakfast of pancakes, sausages, mixed fruit and of course coffee. Though the line up was long everyone was in good spirits. In total there were 1500 pancakes and 100 sausages served. Entertainment and activities were provided for people eating and those waiting patiently for their meals. There were fire truck tours, a kid’s colouring and activities table as well as Tom Watson, a local area clown and his sidekicks the Easter Bunny and Sparky the fire dog. An event of this nature requires a lot of planning, coordination and support. So Tom Miller, Captain of Manotick Fire Station 94 and lead on this event reached out to the community to rally the troops. Quick to respond to his re-

quest for help were the fire fighters from Station 94, sister stations 47 and 91 and the local area Kiwanis and Lion Clubs making the event the success it was. Needless to say the anticipated fund raising target was smashed netting a total of $2166. All proceeds will be put to good use in the restoration of Station 94’s 1932 Mac fire truck, an excellent public relations and historical symbol of the great work our fire fighters do keeping the community safe. When all is said and done Captain Miller was asked how he felt about this year’s fund raiser, his

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Pee Wee girls hockey brings two worlds together at the Minto Rec Centre The Nepean Wildcats girls pee wee house league hockey team knew that it was more than another game. For the Rez 64 Girls Wolves they faced last week, it was the hockey experience of a lifetime. The Wolves travelled from Fort Hope, a remote village 350 kilometres north of Thunder Bay that is only accessible by air and canoe, to take part in the Kanata Girls Hockey Association’s annual house league tournament. The girls on the team are from the Eabametoong First Nation. Their name, Rez 64, comes from Reservation 64, which the community was once known as. As part of their trip, the team played the Nepean Wildcats, made up of girls from Nepean, Manotick and Rideau, at the Minto Rec Centre in Half Moon

Bay. The Wolves are in their second year of hockey. The fact that they even exist as a team is remarkable. The fact that they made it to Ottawa is a miracle. The tournament in Kanata gave them their first ever opportunity to play a game against a girls team. The team was put together by Leslie Campbell, a Grade 1 teacher at John C. Yesno School in Fort Hope. Campbell is a former competitive goalie from Whitby, Ontario. When she arrived at the school, the girls approached her with their dream of having their own hockey team. Last year, the girls had no equipment, no ice time, and most had never worn skates before. Campbell recruited another teacher, and then the two women were joined by Leo Altookan, a

The Rez Girls, a girl’s hockey team from Eabametoong First Nation, 350km northwest of Thunder Bay, pose for a photo with the Nepean Wildcats prior to playing a friendly scrimmage the Minot Rec Centre last week. All the girls are aged 1013. Mike Carroccetto photo

47-year-old known in the village as “Grampa Hockey.” He was a good player

and is still active on an oldtimers team. He had also coached many boys

in the community. With only skates, sticks and pucks, the

coaches taught the girls to skate on a frozen lake.

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girls continues from page 18 Emma Tworzyanski, a high school student from Markham, heard about the team through her father, who often travelled to northern Ontario to work. As part of her sports management class, she started collecting as much equipment as she could. Before long, Tworzyanski, now a student at Queen’s, was

able to gather 45 bags of new and used gear to the team. She then got the help from a trucking company and an airline to get the equipment to Fort Hope. They practised with and against a boys team, and their first ever tournament in Thunder Bay was against boys teams. This year, the trip to

Ottawa provided the girls with more than a hockey experience. Their scrimmage in Barrhaven marked the first time they played against girls. They also visited Parliament Hill, and they got to go to the Edmonton OilersOttawa Senators game last week. The trip had a price tag of $100,000, but a number of sponsors, Retired Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips of Manotick poses with Mikyla McCormick of the Nepean Wildcats and Twylah Waswa of the Rez 64 Girls prior to a hockey scrimmage between the girls hockey teams at the Minto Rec Centre on Monday, March 19. It marked the first time that The Rez Girls, a tween-aged squad from Eabametoong First Nation 300km northwest of Thunder Bay, had played against another girls hockey team. Mike Carroccetto photo

donors and a GoFundMe page helped make the trip happen. The City of Markham kicked in for new jer-

seys for the girls, and Tragically Hip guitarist and songwriter Paul Langlois of Kingston also kicked in

some money to help. The trip turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Up for two! St. Mark Lions’ Scott Pora (4) attempts an underhand lay-up as Frank Ryan Royals’ Braden Curcovic (32) defends during a Grade 7-8 basketball tilt in Manotick last Thursday (March 29). The Royals defeated the Lions 39-26 in front of more than 150 St. Mark fans. The Lions are coached by Richard Peters. Mike Carroccetto photo


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