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The MessengerNEWS Manotick-area native sharing mental health messages for teens Videos made by You Tube sensation Joey Kidney in Greely and Barrhaven now have 45 million views By Charlie Senack
A 22-year-old Manotick-area man has forged a blossoming career on YouTube using his own experiences with teen mental health. Joey Kidney lived a typical suburban life as a child, where he started playing minor hockey at a very young age. By the time he was 17, he had suffered five concussions. “I was just too nice of a hockey player,” said Kidney, “so I got hit from behind a lot.” When you play hockey “your neck gets smashed into the boards and then your brain just jumbles around.” His final concussion forced him into a dark room for about 4 months, in an attempt to give the brain time to heal. He passed the time playing with Eddie, his dog, and watching the Ellen Degeneres Show. Little did Kidney know that experience would change his life. “I didn’t know that once I left that dark
room I was going to be pretty messed up,” Kidney said. He ran away from home a few months later, not feeling like he fit in or belonged. With his parents by his side, he was sent to multiple doctors and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Countless visits to therapists and doctors — plus a daily dose of medications — did not help his problems go away. Kidney then decided to start posting videos on YouTube about his journey. The public quickly responded. A good chunk of Kidney’s videos are filmed in the Greely and Barrhaven areas, as well as in Westboro where he now lives. With over 45 million views on YouTube, and 671 thousand subscribers, Kidney has held countless meet and greets, travelled North America, and has helped out hundreds of youth with their daily struggles. “I make videos for the kid that I was when
I was 16-years-old,” he said. “That lost boy who didn’t know what was happening.” Kidney said he receives countless letters and emails from fans looking for help, but said he isn’t a professional and is just hoping to spread some positivity and happiness in the world. By sharing his personal journey, he hopes it will inspire others to be the best version of themselves. On August 17, the YouTube sensation held a sold-out meet and greet at the Happy Goat Cafe in Sandy Hill. alongside Elle Mills, another famous YouTuber from Barrhaven. He said the purpose of the meet and greet was to remove mental health stigmas. Kidney is currently in the process of writing a book, and said he doesn’t know where life will take him. “I can’t tell you what I plan on doing, but hopefully in ten years you will be able to walk into a building and see that ‘stay you’ message
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Mattamy plans to build 1,025 new homes in Richmond a modest increase in the number of units from 996 to 1,025, compared to a draft concept plan
By RichmondHub.ca The Village of Richmond is going to get a lot bigger. Mattamy Homes has unveiled plans to build 1,025 new homes in Richmond. The development will be just south of Caivan Development’s planned subdivision, which will add 750 homes to the area. Combined, the 1,775 homes are expected to more than double the population of the village. The City of Ottawa received Mattamy’s Draft Plan of Subdivision for 6420 and 6431 Ottawa Street last month. The proposal is for 848 single family homes, 129 townhouses, 48 back to back townhouses, a 3.75-hectare community park co-located with a 2.48 hectares school block, a 0.8-hectare parkette and 19 public streets. The seven hectares at 6305 Ottawa Street that included the storm pond and flood plain associated with the Jock River no longer forms part of the application for subdivision. This submission flows from an earlier Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment submitted in April 2013. The project was suspended for a period of time by Mattamy and reactivated in the Fall of 2017. Mattamy prepared revised concepts for the subdivision based on evolving market condi-
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Denise Smith dancers win at US Nationals in Maryland The Denise Smith School of Dance has once again put Manotick on the international map. The Manotick-based school captured the overall title at the Starpower National Dance Championship in Ocean City, Maryland. The championships saw more than 50 studios from 12 countries perform more than 1,500 routines. “They were amazing,” Chemay Forrester of the Denise Smith School of Dance said of her team of dancers. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of them. This is a big accomplishment.” Denise Smith took the title over runner-up XSquad Dancers of Selbyville, Delaware and On the Edge Performance Centre of New York. In addition to the overall title, a number of the school’s dancers won individual accolades. In the 12 and over category, Paige Forrester was named the winner of the Dance Spirit Future Stars Award. In the 11 and under category, Jaidyn Kelly placed third in the Top Gun competition. In group competitions, Denise Smith captured first place in the 11 and under
Grand Line Category, finished second in both the 9-11 Large Group Category and the 1214 Line Category. The local dancers also won first place in the 11 and under Outstanding Tap Performance Category and first in the Victory Cup Champions Grad Line 11 and under Category. The local studio also had three dancers who were national title winners. Audrina Peebles was First Runner Up for Petite Miss Starpower; Isabel Kelly was Second Runner Up for Teen Miss Starpower; and Paige Forrester was First Runner Up for Senior Miss Starpower. While in Ocean City, Chelsea Field, Alicia Boxma, Paige Forrester and Alex St. Laurent all auditioned to be casted as dancers with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and we are all successful in their audition. “Everyone trained so hard and worked so hard this season,” said Forrester. “This was the icing on the cake for a great year. We ended the season with a bang.” Registration is underway for the fall season, which begins in September.
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Bridge and Main, Mitch Owens Road are Amazon’s collateral damage
I was walking the dogs earlier this summer “When we use the ‘N’ word, it’s with an ‘A’ when I heard something in my neighbour- at the end,” the boy said. “It’s in, like, every hood Inever thought I would hear. hip hop song. It just means your friends, or In fact, it was something I hadn’t heard your posse. If it was bad, I don’t think that all It must have been a pretty big deal otick Main Street and Bridge Street, I was a kid in Prescott in the mid-1970s. the black rappers would have it in, like, every Oursince COmmunity and it will only increase the already if the Prime Minister showed up. There was a group of about seven or eight song.” The ground was officially turned troublesome number of trucks rumkids playing basketball on a driveway. There Rabbi Blum said that although we put so bling through the village. Monday morning at the new AmaMessenger Editorial were white kids, black kids, much emphasis on beAnd it will happen. We can’t see zon warehouse and fulfillment centre Asian kids – a pure mosaic of ing a multi-cultural solocation, which is being built in Vars how linking to the 401 via the 416 Are you Road/Highway more Canadian how multi-cultural the comwould be the most important route near the Boundary FROM THE ciety and community, he for this warehouse and fulfillment 417 interchange. munity I live in has become. wonders if the barriers of than a fifth grader? centre. It With wasCanada theDaytypical political sod But then something is heard racism are actually being approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to Unfortunately, this dilemma is just turning. reflect on what it means to be Canadian. that shatters the visual of what broken down. Do we take beingwas Canadian for granted? like any dilemma in any area where The mayor there. So was might seem like our youth being “You have to stop and Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us growth and Councillor Stephen Blais.as opportunists, And so not wanting look upon immigrants and refugees to give but progress take place. The blind to colour and race. think about what multito take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, whenare you needed in the southeast 600butjobs whatvery thewilling Prime Minister. “Pass the ball, you Jew!” culturalism means,” he attend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by Nepeanby Jeff Morris end. Watson positive in Teresa talking Carleton MPwas Pierre Poilievre at Mother High School in Barrhaven last The parents were around the said. “Sure, there have month, can see the excitement and the thankfulness eyes of every and Cumberland are about theyoujobs and employment op- in the“Orleans corner of the house, examining been positive changes new Canadian. great communities but they don’t portunities created in better the than eastall end They understand, perhaps of us, what it means to be their landscaping. It was white and steps taken in the withCanadian. the new facility. On CTV Morning have a lot of employment opportunnoise to them. right direction. But are people just being careSo how can the rest of us have that feeling? Bev McRae photo ities,” Watson said. Live just hours before the has sod turning, The Conservative government a solid idea. The boy who anti-Semitic ful about how they say things? Deep down, do At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nurserysaid Schoolthe honoured its longest-serv- slur – he Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism The same could be said about Barhe talked about how the east end did ing teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden bench, which – willthought be installed with a plaque inof theit. school’s was white nothing Neither did they still have the same biases and prejudiand Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chalrhaven. growing playground. Left tocommunright, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a supnot have lenging the middlecareer and high job schoolopportunities students to take the citizenship test. The fastest his friends. Neither did his parents. And if they ces?” ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. The Canadian Citizenship in part by ity CIC in and run by the would have been ideal Ontario that the west end has,Challenge, and wefunded would Historica-Dominion Institute, will see students study Discover Canada: the did think something of it, they didn’t speak up. Rabbi Blum works with the South Nepean Amazon facility, especially assume was referring to theandtech Rights he and Responsibilities of Citizenship then take for a mockthe citizenship told of the incident, Rabbi Men- Muslim Community Association to present test.in Kanata. with a new business park right off the it’s When sector Sometimes best just to say nil “This will be a fun way for students to learn about Canada and feel proud achem Blum of the Ottawa Torah Centre in workshops of interfaith acceptance. They also Itone would Our geography is a bit differ- 416-Fallowfield interchange. I’m finding myself at of those bizarre cross- wonder about things like how come “underneath” is of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we simply shook his head. have an outreach program where they visit everything I love about sports Barrhaven is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when theHis facial allwhere three 400-series pastthe and the people and eventsas thata madehave Canada access what it is toroads ent, learn andabout weoursee interchange to collide with a large swatch of the population work- discussion pullednot me back intoof soccer. today, we become more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see how we expression was one disbelief. Rather, it schools through a program operated with the highways. Barrhaven, which now has southeast project rather than an east ing diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelsea is learning so much by watching the can defend our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much said, we go Ottawa Carleton District School Board. this whole World Cup also thing. Don’t you find ‘Here World Cup,” said again.’ the mom wearing Crocs. “We are a population of It’s 90,000 people, end more project. frankly, project stronglyAnd how valuable it is tothis be a citizen of Canada.” that people are just a little too into it? studying each country before the game. She has “Our schools needimpact to be training our young people to become the citizens “Prejudices and biases slip through in sub“What we do is simple,” he said. “We fight has very little in the way of employmight have more on Manotick I found myself in line in front of two nouveau really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, and she of tomorrow. Citizenship is not only about new Canadians, it’s about all soccer fan moms at Your even wants usBlum to go there on our liminal messages,” Rabbi said. hate with love. We focus on what we have in mentCitizenship opportunities. thanCanadians, any other youngcommunity. and old,” said Andrew Cohen. “The Canadian Independent Grocer the other day. vacation next year. Perhaps we Challenge it means to be FROM positive ofofthis that And not will in aencourage good students way. to learn more about what The Rabbi Blum grew upgointo Paris and saw more common, and on what we have to do to make Iin wasall kind in myisown littleit can even Brrra-seeel.” Canadian and then put that knowledge to the test.” THE mental world in thecreated checkout line, That caught my attention. is great to see jobs being in YouStarting would thinkthethat a fulfillment than his share of anti-Semitism in that city. the community a better place.” this summer, Historica-Dominion Institute will be encouraging scanning the tabloid and maga- OTHER Arr-hayne-TEE-na? morewould than 5,000need middle access and high school teachers to register their classrooms rural Ottawa. We need jobs, and more centre to the ma“It’s out there,” the Rabbi said. “It’s nothRabbi Blum said that because of social zine covers and wondering what Are you kidding me? for the Challenge. Each classroom will receive a set of the new citizenship importantly, need jobs closer to SIDE Bieber’s first major scandal The other mom – the one withanything jor 400-series highways. Manotick guide, along withof specially designed learning activities. The teacher will also weJustin ing new. I don’t think we are seeing media and the internet, fighting racism and would be. 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Letters will be edited “It’s not meant to be anti-Jewish,” the boy nearby Algonquin College, have been vocal in 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 request. The• Manotick unsolicited manuscripts, photos or VOL. 28 N . 1 Messenger is not responsible for the loss ofMANOTICK, ONTARIO • JANUARY 2011 you have not tuned intoWEDNESDAY CBC over the past two5,“It’s Patience erupted and out came sarcasm lava. said. just an expression. It’s like when we speaking out against White Pride. Communother material used for publication purposes. weeks. If you stumble across a World Cup soccer “I saw that match,” I said. “I can’t believe Austhink something is insipid dumb or Deutschland.” stupid, we say that ities throughout Eastern Ontario are also still game on CBC, you will hear what sounds like TRY-lier looked so against Publisher: Jeffrey Morris 50,000 bees swarming the field. They are not mom with mean the crocs was impressed. it’sbees. gay. ItThedoesn’t wenothate gay people.” frequently littered with neo-Nazi graffiti. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Morris They are people blowing on cheap, plastic, gimThe mom with Birkenstock’s wasn’t either, but Reporters: McRae John Green: Publisher: Bev Jeffrey Morris Phone: 613-692-6000 The parent was embarrassed and surprised “We can only control or focus on the mesEsauMorris micky horns. she did acknowledge me with a response. 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In fact, how is using the word ‘Jew’ “We can’t change the world,” Rabbi Blum Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association Apparently, some now wealthy marketing genius plastic bag just to get the hell out there. Canadian Community Newspaper Association came up with the idea to mass produce andas market a derogatory word, or even a verb, any dif- said. “And we can’t change our country or even theseWednesday, horns as a Month World Cup novelty. Thecopies plan $1 Jeffrey Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columnist of Vol. 27, Number X Manotick, Ontario x, 2010 Single word asis aavailderogatory our community. But we can change ourselves, worked, and now the rest of the world mustferent endure than the Year.using His book,the From‘N’ the Other Skide, the shrilling sounds of his quick buck. term? able at Manotick Office Pro, Barrhaven UPS Store, and that’s a start.”
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Brown says Moffatt was aware of his desire to run for council The Editor, This letter is in response to your Editorial in the August 10 edition of the Manotick Messenger. Yes, Councillor Moffatt knew that I wanted to run for councillor in our ward. In 2015, I was offered a position in the office of another rural Councillor of the City of Ottawa. I accepted this position. However, when Councillor Moffatt learned that I had been offered a job with this Councillor, he approached me to work in his office instead. At this time, Councillor Moffatt was well aware of my desire to work in municipal politics, in our ward. I have always strived to maintain the highest integrity in my life, including my relationship with Councillor Moffatt, and I continued to do so during my employment. At the time that I was
hired, Councillor Moffatt made it clear that his aspiration was to move to provincial politics to run in the June 2018 provincial election as the PC candidate for the new riding formed in our area. As a result, my arrangement, as honestly and mutually agreed upon with Councillor Moffatt, was that I would work for him for two years, gain the experience necessary to become the next candidate in RideauGoulbourn ward, and he would venture to the provincial level for the 2018 election. But, Councillor Moffatt changed his mind. He declined the invitation from the Carleton Progressive Conservative Riding Association Search Committee to seek the PC nomination in our new riding. As a result of this, I was faced with a decision, whereby I needed to decide if I was willing to continue in my cur-
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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH St. Mark basketball MVP hopes to play hoops at the next level
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY City announces plans for new library, park on Earl Armstrong City politicians and staffers joined representatives from Urbandale Construction as plans were announced for a new library and recreation complex on Earl Armstrong Road just west of Limebank Road in Riverside South last Friday. Mayor Jim Watson was on hand, along with councillors Michael Qaqish, George Darouze and Tim Tierney for the announcement. “Riverside South is one of the fastest growing communities in Ottawa, and the city has to keep up with its growth,” Watson said. “This project is a great example of the community, the city and the builder coming together.” The complex will feature a new library to serve both the Riverside South Community and many residents in the Osgoode Ward. It will also feature a recreation area that will include a skateboard park, a basketball court, and an adult fitness area. There will be room for Phase 2, which would include an indoor pool. Watson said that the complex will be built along the new LRT line, and that construction of the new facility will begin in early 2020. Ward 22 Councillor Michael Qaqish also spoke about the project. “This has been the biggest thing I have been working on for the past four years,” Qaqish said. “It was a great opportunity for a P-3.” Qaqish added that the design details will be finalized within the year.
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Joins us for Picnic in the Park and Soap Box Derby Aug. 26 Join us at the Picnic in Centennial Park on Sunday, August 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be crafts for children organized by My Little Preschool, face painting by CIBC, story time with the Manotick Public Library as well as entertainment by Manotick Brass and balloon art. Free corn on the cob and water will be available and you can purchase hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn or cotton candy. There will also be a bake sale to raise funds for YOMA. Come at 9 a.m. to watch the soap box races on Beaverwood Road, next to the Park. Races will run until approximately 3 p.m. with morning and afternoon heats. Please note that Beaverwood Road will be
VOICE by Grace Thrasher, President, Manotick Village and Community Association (MVCA)
closed to accommodate the racers until 3 p.m.
South Nepean Hydro Information Session
Hydro One and Ottawa Hydro are hosting an information session on increasing capacity for the South Nepean region along the existing hydro line between Manotick, Fallowfield and West Hunt Club Road. They are considering three options for new lines along Cambrian, along Barnsdale or over the Nepean landfill site. They are also looking for input on the location of a new municipal trans-
former site. The session is slated for Tuesday, August 28 from 6-8 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish, 15 Steeple Hill Road, Nepean. Their estimated schedule has construction slated for 2020. For details, visit www.powersouthnepean.com
Manotick Arena Open House
With the completion of the Manotick Arena (Community Centre) expansion project, local residents can come and see the changes at an Open House slated for Saturday, September 8 from 1:00-3:00 PM. In addition to the expanded dressing rooms and updated foyer, there are now two additional activity / meeting rooms upstairs that feature full kitchen facilities and a fantastic view of Centennial Park.
Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre races down the hill on Beaverwood Road in Mnaotick during last year’s Manotick Soap Box Derby. Mike Carroccetto photo
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voice continues from page 10 These rooms can be rented for community activities. Storage cabinets are also available at reasonable cost to local groups that use the facility regularly.
Walkability Survey Number 2
The Manotick Village Community Association, along with ROSSS, will be conducting another walkability survey of the Village Core in early September. The survey will look at pedestrian safety at intersections and on sidewalks, the ability of persons with mobility issues to be able to move easily through the core, and connections between key areas of the Village Core. It will follow the same format used last January and will result in a report that will be tabled with the City for consideration. We continue to work with the City to address issues relating to sidewalk safety and snow removal as a result of the January report and will report on results in the fall. If you are interested in participating, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharrows on Bridge Street
Thank you to those who contacted me about the cycling sharrows on Bridge Street. We are responding to questions about traffic volumes on Dickinson Street as a follow up and will be sharing comments with the Councillor. There is still time to provide input if you have concerns about the sharrow approach for cycling. Just send an email to president@ manotickvca.org
Manotick Walking Club
Sonia Mortimer and Florence Moore are once again coordinating the Manotick Walking Club
which begins on Monday, September 10th. The program will run every Monday and Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Manotick Arena. The activity is designed for the older adult, with an elevator available for easy access. You can walk for as little or as long as you are able. There is no charge for the program. Just arrive and participate! This Walking Program was originally developed by Ottawa Public Health, but now offered by the Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association.
Around the Village
Bridge Street will be closed between Main Street and Dickinson Street from 8 p.m. on August 27 to 6 a.m. on August 28 to enable the connection of services to the new seniors building under construction on Clapp Lane. Detour signs will be posted. We have been working with Minto to ensure that construction traffic uses First Line and Century to access the last portion of Phase 1. It has been a challenge as subcontractors are not always adhering to this route however, we have been successful in reducing the number of trucks exiting Mahogany via Bridgeport on to Main Street. Paving has been completed on Potter Drive and flex bars are expected to be installed to mark a pedestrian walkway along some of the Drive.
Community Events Church Garage Sale, August 25 – 9 – noon
Cleaning out the closets before school starts in the fall? You can sell some of those items at the garage sale in the parking lot of the Man-
otick United Church. You can reserve a space for $20 by calling 613692-4576.
Manotick Farmer’s Market, August 25, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sample local produce and crafts at this weekly market in Dickinson Square.
Bike Rodeo, August 26, 1 – 4 p.m.
The City of Ottawa and Dickinson House are teaming up to present a workshop on bike safety and traffic skills. This is suitable for children ages 5 and older. Register for free by calling 613-692-2241 or 613-692-2371
The Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee wants your input on their Draft Amendment for the Rideau Valley Source Protection Area Assessment Report and Source Protection Plan (prepared under Ontario’s Clean Water Act). The Draft Amendment for the Assessment Report identifies: • A new wellhead protection area for the new municipal well system for the Western Development Lands in Richmond • Revised wellhead protection areas for the existing municipal well systems in King’s Park Richmond and Munster • Potential drinking water threats in the new and existing wellhead protection areas The Draft Amendment for the Source Protection Plan does not include any policy changes but rather simple updates to reflect the addition of new or revised wellhead protection areas in Munster and Richmond, including updated maps and schedules.
Fiddling and Dance, September 8, 7:30 p.m.
Come and listen to traditional and Celtic fiddle music, watch step dancers and join in a community dance at Watson’s Mill. Complimentary snacks. Cost $10 with children under 12 getting in free. For more information visit www.watsonsmill.com
Family Story Time, Saturday and Tuesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Songs, stories and rhymes for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This free event is being offered by the Manotick Public Library.
YOMA – Friday Night Drop In, 7-9:30 p.m.
For youth age 12-17. For more information, visit yoma.ca, email us at youth.of.manotick@ gmail.com or call us at 613-296-1202 Got an event happening in Manotick? Please email email@example.com to get it included in an upcoming newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @manotickvca and Facebook
View the Draft Amendment • At www.mrsourcewater.ca/en/richmond-munster-proposed-well-amendment • At our Conservation Authority Offices: • Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, 10970 Hwy. 7 Carleton Place, ON (8 am – 4 pm) • Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) • Contact Tessa Di Iorio from City of Ottawa (613-582-2424 ext. 17658) to schedule a viewing appointment at the: • North Gower Client Service Centre, 2155 Rogers Stevens Drive, North Gower, ON • Laurier Client Service Centre, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON For more information contact: Brian Stratton, Project Manager Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, PO Box 599, Manotick, ON K4M 1A5 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1141 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Entertainers and street performers were on hand on Manotick Main Street and in the Mews throughout the Saturday event.
One of the newest business owners in Manotick took part in the showcase event as Frank and Andrea McDonough and their children were on hand at McDonough’s Your Independent Grocer.
Carleton MP and Senator Marjorie LeBreton were on hand to meet and greet local residents, visitors, and butterfly people to the event.
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RSCA Annual Family Fun Fest planned for Claudette Cain Park Sept. 15 From the Riverside South Community Association We started the summertime with a scorching hot Canada Day. We would like to once again thank all the volunteers who came out and supported us to make these celebrations a true success. I also would like to thank all the residents who defied the heat and came out to celebrate Canada’s birthday with us. We are already preparing our activities for the fall, which are detailed on www.riversidesouth.org and shared through our Facebook page. We will also send out a questionnaire on community-related matters to all candidates running in our ward and will publish the answers to our website.
Finally, a message to all students: It is easy to feel a little sad when summer is gone but remember that education is an amazing opportunity. It sets the stage for a happy life.
Fall Family Fun Fest, Claudette Cain Park
Date: September 15, 10.00 am – 2.00 pm A family event for young and old to reconnect after the holidays and a great way to say goodbye to the summer and welcome fall. More information will soon be published on www.riversidesouth. org and through Facebook.
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It is still possible to sign up for the program and flags will be installed on your lawns by volunteers in the week preceding Labour
Day, Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day. Cost to participate in the program is $20 for the remaining of 2018. Registration can be done online through our website www.riversidesouth.org. For more information contact email@example.com.
Get involved in your community, become a volunteer
We are actively seeking residents willing to get involved in different capacities with the association. If you would like to be involved on a regular basis, we are looking for directors, leads and coordinators for different events and programs. We are also looking for people willing to help us with specific events. For
more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website www.r iversidesouth. org for information regarding our association, upcoming events, businesses located in
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11.00 am – 2.00 pm A full program including a guest speaker from the University of Ottawa speaking on women’s heart health, exercise session and information booths from first responders, retirement residences, home support services, estate planning and community organizations. Refreshments donated by Moncion’s and entertainment offered by the St. FX School band. For more information, contact info@ riversidesouth.org
Complimentary in-home consultations SHADES ∙ SHUTTERS ∙ DRAPERY HUNTER DOUGLAS AND MORE
• OTTAWA NEWCOMERS CLUB - non-profit, social organization for women who have recently moved to this area; (and those who have experienced a significant life change), and would like to meet new people of similar interests by joining our many group activities. More information at: ottawanewcomersclub.ca or by contacting newcomersclubottawa@gmail. com • First Friday of each month, Old Time Fiddle Music & Dance Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, Greely. For additional info call 613 489-2697. • 6 hand Eucher Thursday evening in Barrhaven, all ages; 7:00pm to 10:00pm from mid September until May at the Field House on Stoneway Cres in Barrhaven. Call Myrna, 613-797-9442 or email email@example.com for details. • Thursday Fun Night for adults and children. An optional supper at 5:45 pm. Indoor soccer/games,
crafts, or nursery for ages 0-11. Parenting course, Alpha course, or Growing in Faith/Hearing God course for adults, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. To try it out contact, firstname.lastname@example.org • Friday Night Country Music & Dance Club The Greely Legion hosts a Friday Night Music and Dance Club, the fourth Friday of each month. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613-826-6128 • Tuesday Dance Party The Greely Legion hosts live music on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613-826-6128.
Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who make these events possible
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OCPA Plowing Fore A Cure golf tourney raises $18K for local hospitals The Ottawa Carleton Plowmen’s Association (OCPA) held its 15th Annual Plowing Fore A Cure golf tournament on August 14, at Emerald Links Golf and Country Club in Greely, raising more than $18,000 for two area hospitals. Proceeds from the tournament will be divided between the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation and the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation. Kemptville Hospital plans to use the funds to purchase much needed Sapphire Multi Therapy Infusion Pain Pumps for their ICU while
Winchester Hospital plans to purchase chemotherapy chairs for use in cancer patient care. Thanks is extended to W.O. Stinson & Sons Ltd., RBC Wealth Management The O’Neill Wealth Management Group, Myers Automotive Group and Jim Tubman Chevrolet whose generous sponsorship helped make this event such a success. The Plowing Fore A Cure golf tournament is the precursor to OCPA’s main event which is the OCPA Plowing Match set for August 24 - 25, 2018, at SunTech Greenhouses Ltd. near Manotick,
at 5541 Doyle Road. All are welcome to enjoy the day as well as the evening awards banquet, tickets $25. For more information call 613913-0721 or email email@example.com. This year’s tournament was held in memory of Lloyd Cowan, 1923 – 2017. Lloyd was born into a farm family in Metcalfe Corners and was well known for his Surge milking machine dealership in North Gower and later moved to Manotick where he built his home and shop. Lloyd was heavily involved with the Ottawa Carleton Plowmen’s Association and
the International Plowing Match held in Richmond in 1983. In September 2001, the Ottawa-Carleton Plowmen’s Association and the Ontario Plowmen’s Association hosted Rural Expo 2001, The International Plowing Match in Navan. This event had two goals; to promote the agricultural community and to provide a lasting legacy to the community. As part of this legacy, supporters of the IPM2001 continue to raise funds towards patient care for Ottawa area hospitals through the Plowing Fore A Cure golf tournament.
Mayor Jim Watson was one of the participants in last year’s media and celebrity plowing match at the OCPA Plowing Match, held on Brophy Road between Manotick and Richmond. Jeff Morris photo
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Manotick Kiwanis in 58th year
Denise Smith dancers Audrina Peebles, Isabel Kelly and Paige Forrester all won Starpower national awards.
â€œKiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a timeâ€?. The Kiwanis Club of Manotick received its charter in 1960 and continues to be a busy and active club..Regular meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Legion Hall, Manotick, September to June; most meetings have a guest speaker. July to August meetings are casual and held at various locations. You may hear about the Kiwanis projects and see the blue and gold K emblem but have you ever wondered what the Manotick Cub does or is involved in locally? There are countless ways that the Manotick Kiwanis Club is active and supportive in the local community. The following
THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis
are only a few: Dickinson Days, First Weekend in June - Sales of Christmas Trees and Christmas Cakes - Blood Donor Clinics - Shiverfest Pancake Breakfast in January - Manotick Army Cadets - Manotick Scout Group - Manotick Curling Club Little Rocks Manotick Area Food Bank - Watsons Mill - Rural Ottawa Seniors Support Services - Park Benches - Centennial Park - Mahogany Harbour Project - St Marks High School Key Club - South Carleton High School Key Club - St Francis Xavier High School Key Club - Manotick Community Key Club - Manotick Public School - St
Leonard Catholic School Adopt a Roadway Signs in Manotick - National Capital Area Kiwanis Music Festival.- Wapoos Foundation - Local Families in Need - Taste of Manotick in August. Manoticks Olde Fashioned Christmas Manotick Library - North Gower Archives - Manotick Street Clean-ups. Bingoland South. Bingos are held on the third Monday of each month for the residents at Hyfield Place and on the second Wednesday of each month for the residents at Carleton Lodge, Sept. to June. These bingos are fun for the residents and for the Kiwanians who organize and help with them Check the Kiwanis web site at www.manotick-kiwanis.org. The Kiwanis Club of Manotick encourages you to support the initiative to shop locally.
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Mystery grain elevator delays Manotick’s Mahogany Harbour
No doubt, some residents may be wondering where the Mahogany Dock is, especially given this exceptionally warm summer that we’re enjoying. It certainly would have been the perfect summer to have the new dock! Unfortunately, there is a delay. On July 26th, Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association (MCPRA) was advised of the following with respect to its application, on behalf of the City, for a Parks Canada permit: “The dock proposal was also circulated to Parks Canada’s Underwater Archeology staff who generally review in-water work proposals for potential impacts on submerged cultural resources. The proposed dock location matches that of an historical grain elevator and associated docks. A preliminary investigation needs to be conducted in order to determine the presence and / or extent of sub-
shore of Dougherty’s Creek where it flows into ‘The Bay’ on the Rideau, south of Manotick. It would appear that Manotick’s grain elevator was in the approximate location where the Mahogany Dock project will be undertaken. The grain elevator was constructed of 8” planks lying flat, spiked one on the next, tinned on the outside, with an eagle weathervane on the top. There were six bins with a total capacity of 90,000 bushels. J.A. Lindsay, Kars, was bookkeeper for several years and entries in his ledgers reveal that platform scales were purchased in 1902 for $22.00 and the scales inspector was paid about $1.25 annually. The farmers were paid in cash. The boats came in as soon as the ice broke up in the spring and, as noted, in 1903, the “Scotsman” steamed out of the Bay three times between May 21 and July 30 with a total
of 19,486 bushels, in bags and bulk, for export from Montreal. And these were biiiiiiiigggg boats. One of the vessels called the “Ottawan” was built in 1904 and measured 108 feet long and 24 feet wide; the “Welshman” was built in 1900 at 105 feet; the “Olive” measured 95 feet long and 18 feet wide. Some of the grain went to Lindsay’s Wharf, Kars, but most of it was hauled to the Manotick elevator, by local farmers. The ledgers have long lists of familiar names like Berrigan, Kennedy, Moodie, Dunlop, Meredith, Blair, Mansfield, Scobie, Potvin, Delaney and many others. The price per bushel varied from 26 to 45 cents between 1900 and 1905, depending on the type of grain - wheat, barley, or oats, the quality of the grain, and market price. As the market changed and farmers started shipping milk to the dairies in Ottawa, they grew corn and other
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merged cultural resources. This investigation would be conducted by a private cultural resources consultant, and submitted to Parks Canada staff for review, prior to the issuance of the permit.” Thus began the mystery of exactly where Manotick’s grain elevator was located. Of course, our first call went to resident historian Larry Ellis, who had written previously about the elevator. Then we consulted with Rideau Historical Society member, Ron Wilson. Then we went to the North Gower Archives, and with the assistance of Georgie Tupper, discovered the file on the Manotick Grain Elevator. According to the book, Carleton Saga, before 1900, E.A. Hall, proprietor of the Ottawa Forwarding Company, had a grain elevator erected on Lot 3, Broken Front, Concession A, North Gower, on the north
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crops for their cattle. The Manotick grain elevator became obsolete and was sold to Robert Edward Moffatt of Carsonby in 1917, with the lumber used to build an addition to the house for his new bride. Certainly, the proposed Mahogany Dock reflects Manotick’s early beginnings and its industrial and agricultural roots. As an update on the new project itself, dock construction can commence when the Parks Canada permit is received. The Agreement with the City has been signed; the construction contract has been signed with D & G Landscaping, general contractors, a local firm whose owners, Doug and Greg Clunie, grew up in Manotick. The dock components have been ordered. The total project cost (including 13% HST and 10% contingency) is $127,000. The project will be undertaken in two phas-
es, with the top-of-bank work done first. The dock construction will be done in the winter months (i.e. January), with a substantial financial savings and construction benefit being realized using this approach. $100,000 has already been raised towards the project, including $50,000 raised by ‘Chics in the ‘Tick’, $25,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Manotick, $10,000 from the Manotick BIA, and others. To mitigate the approximate $27,000 balance, the MCPRA is working with Ottawa Tourism and the Manotick BIA to apply for a potential grant; exploring other fundraising activities; and soliciting donations from both individuals and agencies. Questions? Hope that you visited the MCPRA booth at Taste of Manotick, but if not, contact Anne Robinson, at 613692-3934 or robinson@ sympatico.ca.
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The importance of friends cannot be overstated. Maintaining a healthy group of friends can help relieve stress by enabling a person to have a go-to network of close companions with whom to share the ups and downs of life. The Mayo Clinic says that friends can increase one’s sense of belonging and purpose; help one cope with trauma; encourage change and help one improve his or her self-confidence and selfworth. The medical group also says that people with strong social support systems have a reduced risk of depression, high blood pressure and unhealthy weights. While friends are important, some people find that making new friends — particularly in adulthood — can be challenging. That’s because making friends may
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not be too great a priority compared to caring for families or tending to work responsibilities. Those resolving to broaden their social circles can explore these tips for making new friends. • Start at school. School is often the first place children make friends, but school also can be a great place for adults to meet new people. By attending school functions, you will be thrust into a circle of people similar to you. Parents who get to know their childrens’ friends’ parents may find that they have more in common than just their children. • Join groups. Kids find it easy to make friends due to consistency. They see the same kids each day at school and through sports teams and clubs. Adults can replicate this consistency by join-
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ing groups that spark their interests, finding like-minded people who meet week after week. • Go on a blind “date.” Have a friend set you up with a mutual friend and see if there is a connection there. You may be able to make new friends simply from an introduction. • Take the lead. Pursue a new friendship by taking some initiative. Invite someone out for coffee or over to your home for a glass of wine. Follow up afterward to say you had a good time. • Be positive. Be conscious of what you are adding to a potential friendship. Start off the relationship adding value and joy to the other person’s life, and he or she may be more inclined to do the same. Over time, you can have conversations about rough
patches in your lives but wait until the friendship is firmly established to get so serious. There is no magic number of friends a person should have, but individuals should value quality over quantity. Making friends may seem complicated, but it is actually easier than adults may think
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when they put themselves out there and shows a willingness to build relationships. • Go to an interesting or fun place that will allow everyone to relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life, it’s always easier to be yourself when you are relaxed.
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