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St. Leonard Elementary School was well represented at the parade.

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Councillor Scott Moffatt is joined by two of his children, Peyton and Luke, on the City of Ottawa float.

Kris Schulz of the Manotick Lions Club waves to the crowd on the Santa float.

Children lining the sidewalks were among the crowd of well over 1,000 people along the parade route.

Dancers from Pique Dance Studio wave to the crowd.

Dancers from the Denise Smith School of Dance entertained the crowd on the route.

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Ethan and Emily Mellin, along with their dog, Barclay, got their photos taken with Santa at My Toy Shop in Manotick. Vince Bacchiocchi holds his son Flynn while Donny and Elsa pose with Father Christmas during the Breakfast with Father Christmas at the Mill Tavern Sunday.

Volunteers from Global Child Care Services were set up inside the Manotick United Church after Saturday’s parade to give out hot chocolate and treats. There was also a kids’ craft zone downstairs at the church. It was wall-to-wall people during the most successful Watson’s Mill Craft Fair to date during the Manotick Olde Fashioned Christmas.

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Dr. O. B. Wilson was a physician and friend for generations November 17th 2017 Dr. Orville Wilson of Manotick passed way. He was a physician, friend and neighbour for many years. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Medical Centre in 2012 I had the pleasure of “interviewing” OB! It was a challenge but he opened up to me and the following is the result of that interview. The many who knew “OB” will appreciate the many rewrites before he gave his okay. I asked our cherished Dr. O.B. Wilson when he decided to become a medical doctor. His immediate response was “just after my sixteenth birthday in early June 1937”. When he was thirteen and finishing his first year of high school he had to quit because he became ill with tuberculosis. As a result he spent many months in bed and grew to assume that his school days were over. However, as time went by, more and more he realized that future schooling was essential. The next question was

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– what did he want to become? He considered auto mechanics because he liked cars and trucks, but one morning in 1937 while sitting on the verandah at home, a local physician drove by and he was consumed with thoughts of becoming a medical doctor. These were the depression times and the family was in no financial condition to consider his dream. His father was skeptical but his mother beamed with the thought of her son becoming a doctor. In September of 1937 he was well enough to return to school and eventually grade 13 and Lisgar Collegiate. Orville Wilson enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and trained to become a radar mechanic. In May 1943 he was on his way overseas, landing in England on Victoria

Day. He was attached to an R. A. F. night fighter unit and volunteered for further overseas duty. By mid August he was posted to an R. A. F. squadron in India and later Ceylon. All the while the thoughts of becoming a medical doctor were still alive and if the opportunity arose he was determined to give it a chance. The war ended in August 1945 and R.C.A.F. assessment officers advised him he should take the opportunity that allowed for one month of University education for each month of overseas duty. The way to becoming a medical doctor was his for the taking and he entered Queens University in May 1946. Following graduation in May 1952 he interned at the Ottawa Civic Hospital for two years, followed by a year as an assistant to a general physician in Kemptville.

Dr. O. B. Wilson opened his office in Manotick on June 2nd 1955. Hard work, long hours – 24 hours a day seven days a week for 48-49 weeks a year took a heavy toll and by the late 1960s he realized that he needed help. Manotick had grown in size and population, there were few doctors in the area and the doctor was always on call. The urge to create a Medical Centre to accommodate other physicians became foremost in his mind and on December 17th 1972 the Manotick Medical Centre became a reality. The Centre was designed to attract physicians and to carry on the service. The building was enlarged in 1989 to include an elevator. Dr. Wilson retired in May 1992. He served as Director and then President of the Manotick Kiwanis Club; he

leen (Kay) whom he met at Queens University, were married in 1950; Kay passed away in 2007. They had five daughters: Lynn, Janet, Pam, Bev, Karen, and many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren!

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Density and traffic main concerns at Minto Mahogany public meeting About 30-35 people attended this open house and consultation on the next three phases of the Mahogany development. City planner Jeff Ostafichuk of the City did a brief overview of the approval process and if everything falls into place, it will go ARAC for the zoning amendment approval in the spring. Minto presented the revised subdivision plan which reflects changes received from the Ottawa-Carleton School Board about the location of the school and from the City’s park planners who wanted a larger central park space instead of small-


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

er parkettes throughout the development. Comments related to the size of the lots backing onto Potter Drive homes, traffic, the location of the bungalow townhomes and construction traffic. On the question of lot sizes, the Ontario Municipal Board has indicated lots should be approx. 22 metres by 50 metres and Minto is proposing lot sizes between 18.3 metres and 22 metres.

It will mean that anywhere from 11 - 14 homes will back onto Potter Drive residences. Attendees wanted to ensure that traffic flow would be managed and they also expressed concerns about the need for more parking in the Village to encourage residents to shop there. Construction traffic will continue to be routed away from Main Street and once Phase 1 construction is finished, it will come down an access road through the Phase 2 development. Detailed information on the application is available on the

City of Ottawa web site. The documents are accessible by using the development application search tool on www.ottawa.ca. The file number is D07-16-170017. You can still provide comment by contacting Jeff Ostafichuk at Jeffrey.ostafichuk@ ottawa.ca

Commuter Parking Lot expansion

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation will be conducting an environmental assessment for the expansion of the existing commuter parking lot at Brophy Drive and Highway 416. The lot, which currently has 30 spaces, will be increased to 67 spaces,

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Our annual winter carnival is rapidly approaching with activities set for January 26 and 27. It will feature the opening night bonfire, figure skating show, public skate and a magic show for the kids. Saturday includes pancake breakfast, children’s activities, our popular chili cookoff, bingo and trivia night at the Mill Tavern. This year our trivia night will be raising funds for Canadian Guide Dogs

Congratulations to the Manotick BIA for another successful Olde Fashioned Christmas weekend and to the Manotick Lions Club for an entertaining Santa Claus parade. This annual event attracts many people from Riverside South and Barrhaven. I welcome your comments. You can reach me at president@man otickvca.org .

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A full house was on hand for the Aphasia Fundraiser, which was part of the community monthly quiz night fundraising program at the Mill Tavern Nov. 28. The evening netted $2,000. Pictured with Quiz Master Steve Grant, left, are the winning team of Freda Higgins, Janine Dunlop, Gail Boyle and Judy Schmidt. The next fundraiser is for ROSSS on Tuesday December 12th at 7p.m.

Our phone rang off the hook last week. And as I wound my through through Barrhaven, Manotick and Osgoode at various community events last weekend, I was also stopped and asked the same question. “Are you shutting down?” The answer is no. A number of Metroland papers were purchased in a swap with Postmedia last week. Postmedia obtained the ownership of these community newspapers, and promptly announced they would be shut down by the first week of January. In turn, Metroland acquired a number of newspapers from Postmedia in the GTA and southern Ontario. Is this another sign that newspapers are dead? Gary Coulombe photo Absolutely not. This was nothing more than a market share swap. Some of these Metroland newspapers had absolutely no investment or connection to their communities. The Nepean-Barrhaven News rarely had any mention of Barrhaven in their editorial pages. The Ottawa South News, which served the Manotick area, stretched as far as I had this dream. “What’s that?” I said. the St. Laurent-Walkley area. There was almost never any local news It was 20 minutes into the future. “It’s mistle-toke,” she said. “They make it in the publication. I opened up a present from the Diva, and it in Vancouver.” But producing newspapers in these communities was not the was one of those new weed-filled advent cal“Of course they do,” I replied. Metroland business model. Their model in these markets was to be a Page 6, Manotick Messenger, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 endars that have become all the rage out in A few minutes later, she walked over to the flyer distribution company, and those newspapers served as a vehicle Bongcouver. Christmas tree. But it wasn’t the same kind of to distribute flyers. I wasn’t sure what to tree that we usually get. Unfortunately, not all Metroland newspapers were like that. The think. I’m not weed guy, “They didn’t have any FROM THE Kanata Kourier-Standard and the Stittsville News were robust, healthy, Our COmmunity though I do have a weakDouglas Fir trees left at the true community newspapers. Their elimination is a shame and a disness for Doritos. I never lot,” she said. “So we picked Messenger Editorial service to those communities. have been weed guy. up this tropical-looking one Orleans Star owner and publisher Fred Sherwin joined me on CBC The weed calendar – are called a Jamaican Pearl.” Morning Radio Wednesday discuss the state of the newspaper inAre you moretoCanadian you surprised that this was It wasn’t a tree at all. It dustry. We were invited to head downtown to talk about the communthan a fifth something thought of in was a giant marijuana plant, by Jeff Morris ity newspaper business andgrader? to respond to comments made by PostVancouver? – is produced decorated with lights and WithGrand Canada Day approachingPaul next week, it is a good time their for us allcommunity to media Poobah Godfrey that newspaper reflect on what it means to be Canadian. by Coast to Coast Mediornaments. Instead of an Do we take beinganother Canadian forindication granted? closures were of a dying industry. Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us cinals. Lorilee Feddler of Coast to Coast said angel on top, there was a Bob Marley bobbleNothing couldandberefugees further from accurate, especially after Postmedia look upon immigrants as opportunists, not wanting to give but she came up with the idea after seeing Adhead. very willing take. million Perhaps, for profit some people, is true, but whenquarter you reported a to$40 in that their fourth earlier this year. attend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by Nepeanvent calendars containing beer. The Coast to She picked up a gift from beneath the tree Godfrey said he needed toHigh saySchool when he mentioned having to be Carleton MP Pierreall Poilievre at Mother Teresa in Barrhaven last Coast calendars have edibles with marijuana and handed it to me. month, you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every accountable to the American hedge fund that controls the majority of new Canadian. in them in each window. There are marijuana “This is unusual wrapping paper,” I said. They understand, perhaps better than all of us, what it means to be shares in the company. Canadian. cookies and marijuana ginger bread men. I opened it up. It was a weed plant. In this The awful part of this whole mess is that hundreds of people – So how can the rest of us have that feeling? Bev McRae photo She has sold a few hundred and has a waiting dream, what else could it be? But I was fasTheof Conservative a solid idea. many them government friends,hascolleagues and people whoAtused to50th work for Party, Manotick the school’s Anniversary Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servJason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism list of thousands. cinated with the wrapping paper. ing teacher/volunteer with not a memorial garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s us –andwill lose their jobs. Christmas. Could sleazy deal Andrew Cohen, President of the Merry Historica-Dominion Institute, are chal- this playground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a suplenging middle and high school students to take the citizenship test. I flashed back in my dream to my days at Actually, it wasn’t really wrapping paper at haveThe waited March? ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. Canadian until Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the Churchill Public School in the little village all. It was math homework. Historica-Dominion Institute, will seemissioned students study Discover Canada: the Independent research by the Ontario Community NewsRights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship of Riverview Heights in Augusta Township. “It’s the only thing that Health Canada is paper that 82 per cent it’s best just to say nil test. 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In the two most recent you have not tuned into CBC over theing past two PatienceBohemian erupted and out came sarcasm lava. and eating The Manotick Messenother material used publication purposes. Publisher: JeffforMorris weeks. If you stumble across Our a World Cup soccer saw that match,” I said. “I can’t believe Aus2010 PersonI“I think licorice. Cheech and Chong were in cities I lived in before I moved back to Canada Managing Editor: Jeff Morris ger is published every game on CBC, you will hear what sounds like TRY-lier looked so insipid against Deutschland.” Publisher: Jeffrey Morris of are the 50,000 bees swarming the field. They notYear bees. too. 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Infrastructure improvements a local highlight in 2018 city budget The City of Ottawa Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee accepted the 2018 city’s draft budget at their monthly meeting Nov. 23 at Ben Franklin Place. “It’s a difficult process,” said Rideau Goulbourn Councillor and ARAC Chair Scott Moffatt. “People want more from the city, but they don’t want to pay for it.” There is no increase in the operational budget for 2018. The only change is a $70,000 increase for chan-

ges to benefits through collective agreements. Locally, a number of infrastructure projects for the area are planned for 2018. Among them are a twin culvert project and a resurfacing for Mitch Owens Road and Rideau Valley Drive South. “In reviewing the budget, there are many things positive for the Village of Manotick,” said Manotick Village Community Association President Grace Thrasher. “The improvements for the library, the bike path, and the improvements for Beryl Gaffney Park are

good. The plan for turn lanes at Prince of Wales and Bankfield is good.” Thrasher said that improvements for pedestrians are a major priority for Manotick. “Walkability in Manotick is becoming more and more important for local residents,” she said. “We need more sidewalks in the village, Eastman Avenue in particular. Continuing the sidewalks down Main Street will help as well.” Osgoode Councillor George Darouze was also positive about the budget. “I have received positive

feedback from the community,” he said. “I appreciate all the hard work that the staff has put in.” But not everyone was happy. Ken Holmes, a concerned resident, spoke at the meeting and said that the improvements are not nearly enough. He said that the state of the roads in rural Ottawa would “clearly get a failing report card.” Homes said that the state of disrepair of local roads is the result of years of neglect. “There is significant underfunding that has accumulated over

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Bill Tupper (left) receives his Order of Ottawa pin from mayor Jim Watson and councillor Scott Moffatt during a ceremony at Ottawa city hall last Thursday (Nov 16, 2017). Tupper served as a Councillor in the former Township of North Gower, as the first Mayor of Rideau Township and Regional Councillor from 1974 to 1978 and as a Member of the House of Commons from 1984 to 1988. Tupper has immersed himself in the history of Rideau Township, preserving Dickinson House in Manotick, and developing Dickinson Square as a heritage destination. He was a founding member and Past-President of the Rideau Township Historical Society. Along with his wife, he published “The Dickinson Men of Manotick”, a book chronicling the family that founded the historical village. He has been a lifelong fundraiser for organizations like the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation, the United Way, the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, and the Association of Former Parliamentarians Education Foundation. Mentoring young people, from Boy Scouts to graduate students has been among his many priorities. Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto photo

the last decade,” he said. “Roads are falling apart while we wait for funding.” Holmes said that one of the city’s top priorities has to be to protect its infrastructure investment. “We can’t afford to have that investment lost,” he said. “We have to protect


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To know him was to love him. Manotick’s oldest teenager passed away Oct 14, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. Dusty had a kind heart, pure soul and smile that would make the darkest days seem bright. You could find him at the farm where he always had time to chat with a friend over a beer talking about yesteryears. In his earlier years, you would catch a glimpse of him going too fast up and down the main street of Manotick kicking up dust, at the annoyance of the shop owners of course. He was born and raised in Manotick, so the decision to stay in the village and raise his own children on the farm was probably one of the easiest decisions he had to make for himself and family. Allan is survived by his wife Florence (Forsythe) his son Trevor and his daughter Tracy. He had a special place in his heart for his granddaughter Lena. Allan is predeceased by his son Chris. Manotick has lost a true legend, but he will survive in the hearts of his loving wife, his children, grandchild and all that knew him. Rest in peace Dusty.


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The IndependentCOMMUNITY

Allure Elite and Laser and Medi-Spa is the new Face of Allure Allure is celebrating its 19th year in business this December. Since 1998, clients have been frequenting Allure for all their hair care and esthetic needs. 2017 has been an exciting year for Allure. In the spring of this year, the owners of Allure, Paola and Sabrina Agositini, partnered with Allure’s general Manager, Michelle Sekeres and launched a new division – Allure Elite Laser & Medi-Spa. The three realized that

there was a need from clients to offer more advanced services. The beauty industry is ever changing. In response, the three spent a year researching the best in Medical Spa services and equipment. Like they are known for, management then decided to invest in a top end esthetics platform, with the highest performance and results. Allure Elite now can service clients with Gold standards in the areas of laser hair removal, IPL Photofacials, Skin

Tightening, Fractional Rejuvenation, and Body contouring. To go a step further, this summer Allure Elite was fortunate to be able to partner with a talented Nurse Practitioner. This allowed the business to advance its reach even further to include offering cosmetic injections and the pharmaceutical grade skin care, Vivier. The vision for Allure was to become a one stop beauty and wellness establishment. With the introduction of Allure

Elite Laser and MediSpa, clients are now able to frequent one trusted location for all their beauty and personal care needs – from basic to advanced. With support from the community, and loyal clients, Allure is growing and thriving. The owners of Allure and Allure Elite are immensely proud of their team of talented, experienced artists, technicians, and support staff and are so excited about what the future holds.

Allure is celebrating its 19th anniversary this month.

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

Q: I’ve heard shingles can be really painful! Is there any way to avoid getting shingles? A: Shingles is a condition caused by the same virus as chicken pox , therefore, anyone who has had the chicken pox can be affected. The virus is stored in the nerve cells until it Paul Brooks is activated again, usually during stress Pharmacist or illness many years later. Shingles begins with a painful sensation on the skin followed days later with the appearance of fluid-filled blisters or rash. If this happens, see your doctor; a prescription medicine should be started right away. Over the first few weeks the blisters scab and heal, however, in many cases, the pain can last weeks to months after the rash is gone. There are many over-the-counter products to help you deal with the pain, itch, and severity of a shingles. A vaccine against shingles is also available. Ask your pharmacist for more information.

  Paul’s Pharmacy

990 River Road, Manotick, ON


A: While it may seem like an added expense that you can avoid, you B.A.,LL.B. are well advised to have the home inspected by a qualified independent home inspector. For a relatively small cost (normally around $450), you will receive a full report card on all of the major components of the home. If the report reveals a problem, having an independent report will be key in trying to negotiate a reduction to the purchase price. Even if the report is ‘clean’, the inspector’s comments and documentation will serve you well as you prepare for the joys of ownership of your new ‘smaller’ nest. Michelle Perry

VETERINARY SERVICES Q: Are human medications safe for our pets? A: This is a very important question. All mammals have different ways of dealing with medications. Very few human medications are used in identical ways with identical side effects in our pets. The safest option Dr. Andrew Sparling is to check with your veterinary D.V.M. clinic to make sure that if you are thinking of using a product made for people that a) the medication is safe for the species that it is going to be used in, b) what is the proper dosage for that species if it is safe and c) is it actually good for the issue that it is being considered for. Veterinary clinics deal with toxic exposures to human medications on a regular basis. Please call your veterinary clinic to discuss any medication or nutritional supplement prior to using it on your pet to make sure it is safe and appropriate.

5542 Main Street P.O. Box 429, Manotick, ON. Tel: 613-692-3547 Fax 613-692-0826



Q: Did you know that Holiday STRESS can cause tooth and jaw pain!

Q: What do I need to supply to get a print job done? A: Focus on the content of the information you want to have printed. Think about the message that you are trying to convey with the printed material. Prepare your material clearly, provide verbiage and logos, photos or illustrations electronically where possible.


The Christmas holiday season has begun. There are many happy times, but for some people finding the right presents, juggling various family and social events causes them stress! Stress can lead to bruxism (teeth grinding) and may lower your immunity to infections, such as gum disease. Over time bruxism can cause discomfort in the jaw and wear down teeth surfaces causing sensitivity. This habit affects 95% of adults at some time, and the leading cause is stress and tension. Try to manage and reduce stress in your life by eating well, exercising and getting plenty of sleep. Also avoid biting on pencils, fingernails, or any other foreign objects. If you are clenching your jaw or grinding, an appliance called a nightguard can be made to help reduce the trauma. For further information, please call your dental office. Dr. Fung & Dr. Harris and their Osgoode & Metcalfe dental teams would like to take this opportunity to thank all their patients for their years of dedication and trust. They wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, health and happiness for 2017! DR. CHEVREUL HARRIS DR. KAREN FUNG-HARRIS AND ASSOCIATES

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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH St. Mark student from Nunavut loves to play the guitar

Name: Dustin Atatahak Age: 16



Address: Greely School: St. Mark High

by Phill Potter

ferent electric guitars. I also like reading guitar magazines.”

how to read music notes on the music staff.”

Accomplishments: “I accomplished my guitar theory. I know

Activities/Interests: “I have been playing the guitar for three

years. I also play guitar at church. I also like building ship models. I have two Titanic model ships – one big one, and one with LED lights.”

Career Goals: “I would like to work at a music store.” Comment: “I grew up in Kugluktuk (Coopermine) Nunavut.”

Kat and Snoofy.”

Grade: 10 and

Favourite Subjects: Guitar and Gym

Sisters: Stephanie and Ella Marie

Pet Peeve: “I sometimes lie about things that I did not do.”

Parents: Mara Mike Golle

Brothers: “My brothers are Bryce, Dennis, Chris, and Nicholas.” Pets: “I have two cats. Their names are

What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “My favorite book to read is Guitar Heaven. The book is about dif-

Enjoy a ComplimEntary Family tour and lunCh.

join us for our Festive Christmas Events Dustin Atatahak is a student at St. Mark High School. He has a passion for guitars. Phill Potter photo


For more information, please visit us on-Come experience Retirement line at www. manotickto see if it’s right for you. placeretirement.ca or call (613)• Independent living 692-2121 to book a• Assisted living tour.

• Respite/Convalescence care • Short and trial stay • 24 hour nursing care ConstanCe Hamilton


is turning 100! A drop-in reception in her honour will be held at the Manotick Legion (5550 Ann Street) on Saturday, December 23 between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. She and her family would love to see you there. (Please, no gifts).

Newspapers are one of the few places where consumers want to read the ads. They read the newspaper as much for the advertising as for the editorial.

For more information, please visit us online at www.manotickplaceretirement.ca or call (613) 692-2121 to book a tour. to advertise phone Gary: 613-692-6000

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in Rideau Township

g n i Hugo’s Bistro and Patio r u t a e F

Let the charm and character of our Heritage building located in the historic village of Manotick engulf you as you prepare for an unforgettable culinary experience. Hugo’s boasts a “new menu” with fine artisan foods prepared by chef Kevin Van Berkel from the finest, freshest ingredients, all made by hand in our kitchen. Hugo Aguirre, whose South American country of origin is Ecuador, intends on expanding the menu to include his favourite “Latin American” Dishes from his native homeland to give Manotick diners a truly international dining experience. Between the new and expanded menu and Hugo’s management style, he promises that your dining experience will be second to none. Don’t be disappointed this upcoming holiday season and make your reservations today.

5561 Manotick Main Street, Manotick

“Experience the world close to home”



5561 Manotick Main Street Manotick,

Hugo’s Bistro and Patio

Be prepared for an unforgettable culinary experience. Our fOOd and service is secOnd tO nOne! LOADS OF




BREAKFAST-LUNCH-DINNER (6:30am-10:00pm -7 DAYS A WEEK) 5511 Manotick Main Street Manotick, ON

The management and staff look forward to serving our guests in our recently renovated establishment

Located on the shores of the famous Rideau River in Manotick!

2364 Roger Stevens Drive, North Gower



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