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The MessengerNEWS Peter Ruiter announces that Black Rapids Dairy Farm will be rebuilt By Charlie Senack

More than three months after a fire ripped through the barn at the Black Rapids Farm, Peter Ruiter says they will rebuild. The announcement was made at Lisa MacLeod’s Canada 150 Inspiration Awards on Dec. 17. Ruiter, a dairy farmer for 45 years, lost more than 80 cows in a devastating fire that broke out on the farm on Sept. 8. The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal is still investigating the cause of the fire. Since then, the community has rallied together in support

of the Ruiter family. There have been multiple fundraisers for the family, including a highly-publicized Go Fund Me page and a big fundraiser at the Alf Taylor Community Centre in North Gower. “That’s been the most unbelievable part of the whole situation,” said Ruiter. “We suffered an extreme loss that day, but the community support has been over the top tremendous.” Thanks to that community support, Ruiter says they will be able to build a new barn. He says he hopes to have it built by the end of 2018, yet says that may be optimistic.

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“it’s a huge undertaking, this isn’t building a house,” he said. “When we rebuild, I will still have cows down the river, and I will still have my cows coming out of the barns. It will

be a different style barn, but the goal is ill still be doing the same thing I’ve been doing for 45 years.” Ruiter was among 150 people to be awarded at Lisa MacLeod’s

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sustainable amount of money. “I’ve known them for 20 years and they know they have my support for whatever they need on the provincial level,” said MacLeod.

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Manotick students spread Christmas joy to kids in need in James Bay

Christmas is about giving, and the students at Manotick Public School have taken an active role in spreading joy to those in need over the holiday season. The school’s Leadership Club co-ordinated a collection of shoe boxes and items for Christmas for Indigenous children in need in the James Bay area. The project was put together in conjunction with the I Love Frist Peoples organization. “I am very proud of our students and of how they embraced this project,” said Manotick Public School Principal Tracy Snarr. “It really opened the students’ eyes up to things that they have that are taken for granted.” Snarr said the students collected items for children between the ages of 3-12. They collected pens, pencils, notebooks, erasers and other school supplies, as well as items like toothpaste, tooth brushes and other necessities. The items were collected by the school’s leadership club. Many of them gave up their recesses to collect and sort items to be sent to remote communities along James Bay where it is difficult to obtain many of the smaller,

every day items that students could not imagine are not available. The school became involved with the program after Snarr was contacted via email by Iain Speers, who is the co-founder and vice president of I Love First Peoples. The program empowers Indigenous children and youth to succeed through education and the motivation to stay in school. Spiers co-founded I Love First Peoples with ILFP president Josée Lusignan, who has worked for some of the largest charities in the world. One day, she was shocked to read that an aid organization was feeding First Nations children in northern Quebec. “Access to resources is very difficult for these people, especially in fly-in communities,” she said. “The cost of these items is so high that many children aren’t able to have these things.” As part of the program, the Manotick Public School students also wrote a letter of encouragement and friendship in each of the shoe boxes. “It feels really good to give other kids stuff that they don’t have and that we do have,” said MPS student

Josée Lusignan, left, and Iain Spiers, right, of I Love First Peoples, were at Manotick Public School to pick up shoe boxes filled with school supplies and other items for Indigenous children in James Bay. Pictured with them are Manotick Public School leadership club members Erin Kelly, Jack Frederick and Fiona Novak. Jeff Morris photo

Jack Frederick. Many of the students were surprised to learn that some students in Canada did not have all of the basic school supplies for learning. “I thought all kids in

Canada had the same kinds of things,” said Fiona Novak. “We never really thought that the kids up north might not have some of these things. This is important for us, and helping other kids is a good thing.”

Erin Kelly also found sending the shoe boxes gratifying. “Every child should have the same chances to have things in school that we have,” she said. “I was very happy to help them. I hope

they will enjoy it.” Spiers and Lusignan picked the shoe boxes up at Manotick Public School earlier this month and personally thanked the students for their hard work and generosity.

St. Pius Art Department Head Julie Gant and Jamal Rogers pose with art students from St. Pius X High School who raised money for the Ruiter Farm in Barrhaven through an art show. Charlie Senack photo

St. Pius students hold art vernissage in support of Ruiter Farm By Charlie Senack Students from St. Pius X High School held their first art vernissage at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre on Dec. 9, and decided to donate most of their earnings to a wellknown Barrhaven family. For the past few months, selected Visual Art students from grades 10 and 12 worked with Jamaal Jackson Rogers, the Poet Laureate of Ottawa, on an art showcase that would feature some of the students best art.

“Jamaal and I got together in early September, and every week he met with my grade 12 class and brainstormed what type of event we were going to host,” said Julie Gant, Pius’ Art Department Head. Gant says throughout the past few months multiple artists have come in to show their artwork to the class, and teach them new skills. In September, 80 cows died after a devastating fire at the Black Rapids

Farm, operated by the Ruiter family. The students decided it would be a good idea to donate the earnings to the Ruiter’s, a family that has been a part of the St. Pius community for generations. “The Ruiter family are deeply rooted in St. Pius and I know it was moving for them that the Pius community would come and help them through this difficult time,” said Councillor Rick Chiarelli. Chiarelli, a St. Pius grad said the school has always

been known throughout the community as a school that gives back, and was in attendance at the vernissage to show his support. Each student had a different theme in their artwork, and selected pieces were entered into a silent auction. Abby Salvatore, a Grade 12 student, had a unique and interesting concept with her pieces, she used cool tones which are often portrayed as sad colours, and wanted to

give them a more fun and happy vibe. Haylee Kearney, Grade 10, did the opposite. She had five pieces of artwork on display, and used brighter colours. Two of her pieces of artwork were entered into the silent auction. Jamaal Jackson Rogers says he is proud of the work the students accomplished over a short period of time, and says he is glad the money raised is going towards a family in the school community.

“It takes a lot of dedication to commit to a long term goal (but) they stuck with it,” said Jackson Rogers. “We filled up the space with beautiful art.” He hopes that he will be able to run this program in other classes, and that more schools will get involved. There is no final estimate on how much money was raised to help the Ruiter family rebuild, but Julie Gant says it is over $1000.

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Referee Sean Reid (26), of Manotick, was part of an all-local officiating crew during OHL-QMJHL interleague outdoor game between the Ottawa 67’s vs. Gatineau Olympiques at TD Place on Sunday (Dec. 17). Gatineau won the game 4-1. Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto

Infrastructure the big ticket item as city budget approved On December 13th, City Council approved the 2018 budget. This budget maintains the predictability of the previous seven budgets in that it focuses on priorities that matter the most and carries a 2% property tax increase. You likely heard talk of a proposed 2.5% increase but that was withdrawn following the announcement that the City had a surplus for the second straight year and $10M of that surplus would be dedicated to infrastructure renewal. In Parks & Recreation, planning and consultation will be undertaken for improvements to Beryl Gaffney Park using the master plan for that plan and the $560,000 identified in the budget. Blue Rock Park, in Kars, will see improvements, as will King’s Grant Park and Richmond Lions Park and Gordon & Ivy Scharf Park in Manotick. New parks will be created in the form of Lela Scharf Park, Mud Creek Park and the Spring Pond Parkette,


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all in Manotick. Also in Manotick, a new park is planned for construction in the new Riverwalk development. Sarah McCarthy Park will be constructed in Richmond. The total funding commitment for these parks, using 2017 and 2018 budget dollars, is $1.7M. When it comes to traffic improvements, planning is slated for the intersections of Prince of Wales Drive & Bankfield Road, Prince of Wales Drive & Barnsdale Road, First Line Road & Bankfield Road and Rideau Valley Drive & Barnsdale Road. Previously budgeted works are also expected to be carried out this year at Moodie Drive and Fallowfield Road. The biggest issue across the City, and in every other municipality for that matter, is infrastructure renewal. For 2018, Rideau-

Goulbourn will see the resurfacing of Rideau Valley Drive South as well as a small portion of Fallowfield Road around Moodie Drive. Another major renewal project for 2018 is the McBean Street Bridge. There will also be many culvert replacements throughout the ward. In cases like Rideau Valley Drive North, these culvert replacements are the precursor to full resurfacing. The previously mentioned $10M injection into renewal will be discussed early in the new year as recommendations are presented to the Finance & Economic Development Committee on how to allocate those funds. In other areas, the 2018 budget adds 25 new Ottawa Police officers, 14 new paramedics, $100,000 for rural transportation to be distributed through service agencies, in-

cluding Rural Ottawa South Support Services. This budget also sees increases to social services spending and increased transit to suburban growth areas as OC Transpo continues to prepare for the opening of LRT in 2018. If you have any questions about any of the items listed above or anything else on the budget, please do not hesitate to contact me. Snow Go Program Need help clearing your driveway and/ or walkway during the winter? The Snow Go Program can help you! This program is divided into two parts to match your individual needs to the appropriate service. The two programs are as follows: •The Snow Go Program provides a matching service for seniors and people with disabilities looking to hire an individual or con-

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Strong community support makes Manotick a wonderful place to live Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Manotick and area residents! It has been a busy year for the Manotick Village and Community Association and we have been blessed with strong community support for our community events and efforts to make Manotick a wonderful place to live. Thank you to those who offered to help out with Shiverfest venues and events following the fire in the Arena kitchen last January and to the many volunteers who make our annual Soap Box Derby and Picnic a success. We also would like to thank the many local businesses who sponsor our activities so that we can offer them free for everyone, and the other key groups in the Village such as the Kiwanis, BIA, Lions and Legion who work with us on our events. And let us not forget all those individuals who volunteer to be on Boards and on the Task Force to revitalize Manotick’s core. Thank you to those who make Manotick a liveable, welcoming community. What lies ahead? Our Board has been developing some new ideas so watch this space for new initiatives in the New Year. We can already let you know about one new activity taking place


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

in the New Year. Walkability study You may notice a few individuals walking around the downtown core with clipboard in hand in mid-January. They will be conducting a walkability study of the main street area of the village to assess how easy it is for people with mobility issues and parents with strollers and small children to walk easily around the core area. They will be using an assessment tool developed by the Council on Aging of Ottawa. Their results will be shared with the community and our Councillor for consideration and action when addressing sidewalk and roadway issues and safety. Anyone interested in participating, please contact the MVCA at president@ as this will be the first of many assessments to come. Public Meeting on the proposed waste site The City hosted a public meeting on a zoning amendment for new proposed waste site at Mitch Owens and

Boundary Road. A very public skate at the Man- moval of sidewalks. engaged crowd of about otick Arena followed by After the last snowflake 125 attended to provide a magic show for the falls: feedback on the location kids at the Manotick Le• Sidewalks in the and its impact on home gion. We would like to downtown core: Within values and traffic. Tag- thank the Manotick Fire 6 hours gart has established a Department for help• Downtown residenprocess to mitigate any ing out with the bonfire tial sidewalks: Within 12 impact on home values each year and to the Ri- hours within a five mile radius deau Skating Club for • Residential sideof the site. For Manotick putting on the figure walks: Within 16 hours and the immediate area, skating show. A shout • Intersections and additional truck traffic out to the Messenger as pedestrian crossings: was a concern, particu- well for sponsoring the Within 16 hours larly with the size of the public skate so that it is • Bus stops: Within 24 trucks travelling to and free for everyone. The hours after clean up from the site. Taggart has full schedule is available If your sidewalk has indicated they are work- on our web site at www. not been cleared 72 ing to avoid the village hours after the end of a and use the most effisnowfall, please call 3-1Snow removal on cient and direct route to 1. City sidewalks the waste site, likely on _Diversitea Ad 11/14/17 PM Page 1 City has estab- 2:59 rural truck roads. TheNov. 23The McLean Bridge reopens MVCA will continue to lished the following The work on McLean monitor progress on this guidelines for snow re- Bridge on the north ismatter. If the amendments are approved, the site is scheduled to be operational in 2021.

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Messenger Editorial

More government regardless of who wins election Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod was visibly shaken after the last provincial election when her Progressive Conservatives suffered a shattering defeat at the hands of the Kathleen Wynne Liberals. She seemed in a haze as she celebrated a hollow victory in the riding at the Black Dog Bistro in Manotick. She knew, as did everyone in the room, that this was not an election the Liberals won. This was yet another election lost by the Conservatives. MacLeod’s part recently released its platform. The one thing that is glaringly clear is that regardless of who wins the smearoff between the Wynne-hating Conservatives and the Patrick Brown-smearing Liberals, we are going to be in four more years Ed Laverty, known in the community as “The Godfather of Touch Football”, was celebrated by hundreds at of exactly what most of us do not want – big government. Tudor Hall in Ottawa last week. Laverty was responsible for the formation of Touch Football Canada, and In his book, ‘Measuring Government in the 21st Century,’ was responsible for growing the game and popularizing touch football to girls and women in Barrhaven Lakehead University Professor Livio de Matteo says that ecoand the area. Mike Carroccetto photo nomic growth is maximized when total government spending is at about 26 per cent of GDP. With the federal and provincial spending we are facing, Ontario’s spending is at about 38 per cent. How do you measure a person’s worth, or the women. Niels Veldhuis and Jason Clemens of the Fraser Institute – Page 6, Manotick Messenger, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Tournaments would become another definimpact they have had on those around them? see Andy Braid’s letter on page 15 if you want to know what he Some will say that the quality of a person is ing feature of Ed’s life. Trudy, was always there thinks of the Fraser Institute – say that the Liberals have ignored revealed by the number of people who attend to help him organize and run things. Tammy these ratios and have increased the size of government spendhisC orOmmunity her funeral. You can go a level deeper than would always be there, helping out. So would ing since taking control of Queen’s Park in 2002-03. Our that, and add a variable of how people act at the Ed’s son, Gordie, who has remained actively inWhile you would expect the Progressive Conservatives to volved in touch football through the years in a funeral. head in theMessenger other direction, Veldhuis and Clemens point out Editorial I thought about that last week, as I was number of capacities. that the PC platform is actually proposing a slightly larger govWhile Papi had been the quarterback and Ed among the hundreds upon hundreds of people ernment what the Liberals are currently operating. For Arethan you more Canadian had been a receiver, Ed evensausaged into Tudor Hall by those looking for a change, the Conservatives are not exactly a fifth grader? the Ottawa Airport for Ed Lavoffering athan big one. They point out that the PCs plan to spend FROM THE tually decided to start his own team and play quarterback. erty’s celebration of life. Yes, Canada Day next week, it is a good time us all to $155With billion inapproaching 2018-19, compared to for the Liberals’ $153 billion. reflect on what it means to be Canadian. The rivalry between Ed’s it is sad that our old friend is “The evidence Do we take being Canadianclearly for granted? suggests that Ontario would benefit Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us they said. “But this Fitzsimmons Bombers and gone. But if there was a mefrom a smaller, more focused government,” look upon immigrants and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but Silver Bullets and Lanthier’s morial version of rock-paperisn’t proposed.” verywhat’s willing to being take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you attend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by NepeanValiquette Alouettes would scissors, smiles and laughter The proposed PC tax cut in 2018-19 amounts to just 1.1 per Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven last become local legend. The both obliterated tears. month, can seegovernment the excitement and therevenues. thankfulness in the eyes of every cent ofyou total by Jeff Morris new Canadian. two buddies wanted nothEd Laverty was a man of “That will hardly putthana all dent the $17,800 provincial tax bill They understand, perhaps better of us,in what it means to be passion. He loved his family, ing more than to be the best theCanadian. average Ontario family will pay this year,” Veldhuis and So how can the rest of us have that feeling? Bev McRae photo he loved his friends. He loved playing touch team in the city, which often meant being the The Conservative has a solid idea. Clemens say. government “And there’s no mention by the AtPCs of the most the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servJason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism football. He will loved to win because he was com- best in the country. Ed would take his team to ing teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden bench, which be installed with a plaque in the school’s serious problem with tax system inareOntario – the absurdly and Andrew Cohen, President of thethe Historica-Dominion Institute, chalplayground. 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 test. petitive. But most of all, he loved his wonderful tournaments in Toronto and Hamilton, and to high personal income taxes oncitizenship high-skilled, educated workers ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. life that all of those things were a part of. (entrepreneurs, business professionals, engineers, lawyers and Historica-Dominion Institute, will see students study Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship As the Ottawa Nepean Touch Football League Ed had thousands upon thousands of doctors). Ontario’s top personal income tax rate (federal and test. Sometimes it’s best just to say nil friends, and he had time for every one of them. would eventually just become the Ottawa Touch “This will becombined) a fun way for students learn about Canada and feelIfproud provincial isto 53.5 per cent. Ontario were a counI’m finding myself at one of those bizarre cross- wonder about things like how come “underneath” is of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we He has been the face and“overneath” voice when of touch foot- Football League, Ed would rely heavily on the try,learn itsabout taxourrate would asthat the among 34 indusroads where everything I love about sports is about a word but no one ever says the past and the peoplerank and events madesixth Canada highest what it is collide with a large swatch of the population workdiscussion pulled me back into soccer. today, we become more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see how wethe toG7, ball, not just in Ottawa, but in Canada, for the support from his family to nurture it. It would trialized countries and second highest in behind only 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 have more than 100 teams in five divisions, 50 World years. He grown It’s this whole World Cup thing. Don’tpast you find Cup,” saidhas the mom wearingthe, “We are not just France.” more strongly how valuable it is to be a citizen of Canada.” that people are just a little too into it? studying each country before the game. She has “Our schools need to be training our young people to become the citizens providing recreational and competitive opporthrough attracting hundreds of teams, but As safe as MacLeod beCanadians, in theit’snew orin as I found riding myself in line front of two nouveau really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, and she of tomorrow. Citizenship is not onlymay about new about allNepean soccer fan moms at PC Your even wants us to go there on our players. Canadians, young and old,” said Andrewmay Cohen. “The Citizenship tunities for thousands of local players through through involving and teaching female safe as Goldie Ghamari be Canadian in the Carleton riding, the Independent Grocer the other day. vacation next year. Perhaps we Challenge will encourage students to learn more about what it means to be FROM the years. Ed and Papi and their friends never He has organized and hosted countless tournaparty is not doing them any favours. I was kind of in my own little can even go to Brrra-seeel.” Canadian and then put that knowledge to the test.” THE mental world in the checkout line, That caught my attention.of players to Starting this summer, the Historica-Dominion Institute will be encouraging would have imagined that those games at Shilments that have drawn thousands This is a recipe for four more years of a scandal-plagued govscanning the tabloid and maga- OTHER Arr-hayne-TEE-na? more than 5,000 middle and high school teachers to register their classrooms zine coversof and talented wondering what Are you kidding me? Ottawa. He is also responsible for the formation lington Park would lead to something this big. for the Challenge. classroom will receive a set of the ernment, andEachthe continuation ofnew a citizenship mass exodus SIDE Justin Bieber’s first major scandal The other mom – the one with guide, along withOPspecially designed learning activities. The teacher will also ERATED Trudy loves to tell the story of their wedding Touch Football Canada. Byof Jeffrey people leaving Ontario forStudents other, more prosperous, &ATaE mock BYcitizenship exam. R would be. provinces. I was just about to rethe Birkenstocks – piped in. PEof ATED receive copies will take the citizenship DB OPERMorris &O D & B Y enter the world after some quality D “They are a wonderful exam as Da class andY the teachers will return the completed exams to the Ed grew up on military bases football in Canada in day to put Ed’s life into perspective. xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx on Planet Jeff and launch nation,” she said. “My husband, Dominion Institute for grading. Germany. He wears fell in loveandwith football “On our wedding day, Ed and Papi were out ’S by the Dominion Institute on Flag Day time into my weekly way-to-reward-your-customers-bythe azure cheers for Italia, but as a kid ’ of course, Results will beOannounced N S charging-us-five-cents-per-bag-and-claiming-it’sZachary’s favourite team has been MAY-heee-co. N (February B 15)I each year for the next three years. For more information about living on Rockcliffe Base, going to Lansdowne playing football,” she said. “He was late for our RO O Uplease to-save-the-environment rant when I unexpectedly They did a school project on MAY-heee-co last year the Challenge visit the Historica-Dominion Institute website at B Y O U R I N D E P E locked N D E NinTonGthe RO CER R N EBI G H conversation behind me. and he has even insisted that we go to out to eat and O Park to watch his favourite player, Bobby Simpwedding. 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They need all of the supA busload of seniors from a nearby retirement he met PapihadLanthier. Papi and mer. The Diva and I were at Tammy’s wedding port they can get.” home pulled up and passengers were some getting friends Named one of Ontario's top three Nil? Who says nil? Really. community newspapers for 2008,off. 2009I was trying to, in my head, name all of their were playing touch football, and Ed was invited reception in North Gower. Ed was suffering “Oh, I know,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “The walkers as an escape. 1165 Beaverwood Rd., P.O. Box 567, Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5 horns are such a beautiful part of the South African Unfortunately, pulledstarted me back in. a little league, to join them. Theytheyhad from dementia and Alzheimer’s. We could see VOL. 28 • N . 1 MANOTICK, ONTARIO WEDNESDAY • JANUARY 5, 2011 culture.” “My cousin lives in Australia, and he was devasThe Manotick Messenger is published every Wednesday in Manotick, Ontario. The Manotick which they called the Ottawa Nepean Touch that he was fading, but we also saw the spark I wanted to jump in and say something, but I tated when Germany beat them 4-nil,” said the Messenger mailed to bona fide Main subscribers St., in Rideau and Osgoode $36. The 5567is Manotick P.O. BoxTownships 567, forManotick, Ontario K4Mdo1A5 refrained. I couldn’t it. mom wearing Crocs. publication is available by carrier for $36 or at newsstands for $1.00 per copy. Letters will be edited Football League. Ed’s initial involvement in the in his eyes when he smiled. We had a good for length, clarity and libellous 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 John Green: request. The Manotick Messenger is not responsible for the loss of unsolicited manuscripts, photos or was to the league’s banchat. We were thankful that we caught him in you have not tuned into CBC over theorganization past two Patience erupted and organize out came sarcasm lava. The Manotick Messenother material used publication purposes. Publisher: JeffforMorris weeks. If you stumble across Our a World Cup soccer “I saw that match,” I said. “I can’t believe Aus2010 Person quet, which was held at the same Tudor Hall he a good moment. Over the next few months, we 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. mom with the crocs impressed. was beingThecelebrated at. was Henotfed Kentucky Fried watched the roller coaster as Tammy posted Managing Editor: Jeffrey Morris Contributing writers: Phone: 613-692-6000 FRIDAY in Manotick, They are people blowing on cheap, plastic, gimReporters: McRae Publisher: Bev Jeffrey Morris Greely-area rescue specialistThe mom with Birkenstock’s wasn’t either, but Leeanne VanderBurgt, Phone: 613-692-6000 Ontario. Letters will be Chicken to 100 people. pictures on Facebook and kept us updated. It John Green, pictured with Jeff EsauMorris micky horns. she did acknowledge me with a response. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Klaus Beltzner, Phill Potter email: Fax: 613-692-3758 Agostinho of the French Reporters: Bev McRae The funny thing about clarthese Grace horns theyfor the“Who isleague your team?” she quipped, condescendedited for length, Cafe at is a that fundraiser Advertising: Soon, the would grow. Ed’s role exwas always positive. But we could only watch, Advertising and Marketing: Marketing Mgr: Gord Logan Jeff Esau have become what has defined theManotick 2010 World Cup. Project in Haitiingly. at Editor: ity and libellous state-the email: Gary Coulombe Longfields Davidson HeightsLeague People who have been following World Cup and I did the only thing I could do, shouting as loud panded. founder Eden Windish would helplessly, knowing what was to come. News/sports: Office: High School in February, is Marketing Mgr:Angie GordDinardo Logan Advertising: ments. Display, Napeople who have only seen 20 minutes of it in Photographer: MikeMike Carroccetto our person of passthe year as for I could. Photographer: Carroccetto Editor: ask Ed to take over the organization of the At the celebration of Ed’s life, the room was 2010. Agostinho ing have commented on these annoying yet relent-was our“USA! USA! USA!” Office: Angie Dinardo tional and Classified News/ Sports: person of the year for 2009. less horns. Ironically, while the world has league. learned to They turned their heads in disgust. The next 45 Photographer: Mike Carroccetto added more divisions so that more filled with stories and smiles as memories of For the full story, see pageHe 2. rates arehorns available adapt these as the one on thing they now know seconds were incredibly silent and awkward. people He created Ed were shared. Everyone in the room rememabout South The AfricanManotick culture, the horns aren’t really could At thatplay point,at it different was my turn.levels. The cashier request. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada a part of their everyday lives. South African sports scanned my Diet Coke and V-8 Fusion, and I was a women’s division to attract more players. He bered the first time they had met Ed, and how through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. Messenger not reenthusiasts have is commented that they had never all set. Friday 10 am CLASSIFIED; Monday Advertising deadlines: DISPLAY, Monday 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. Friday noon sponsible the horn lossat a sporting seen nor heardfor a vuvuzela event, become “Would youinstrumental like plastic bags?” in exposing girls would their friendship with him grew. All layouts and composition of advertisements produced by employees of Manotick Messenger Vol. 27, Number X Manotick, Ontario Wednesday, Month people x, 2010findSingle copies and that the South African the noise just $1 “Yes please,” I replied. Inc. are protected by copyright invested in the publishers of the Manotick Messenger. of unsolicited manuand women to the game. Hefivecoached On the way home, I imagined Ed in heaven. as annoying as the rest of the world does. I had never been so happy to pay cents for a a team Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association scripts, or wealthy other marketing genius plastic bag just to get the hell out there. Apparently,photos some now that included his wife, Trudy, and daughter, Do they have a touch football league? If they Canadian Community Newspaper Association came up with the idea mass produce and market material used fortopublithese horns as a World Cup novelty. Tammy. The plan Jeffrey generations, Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columnist of For Ed was actively indo, I wonder if Jesus is okay with moving to recation worked, purposes. and now the rest of the world must endure the Year. His book, From the Other Skide, is availvolved in promoting touch football to girls and ceiver now that Ed is there to play quarterback. the shrilling sounds of his quick buck. able at Manotick Office Pro, Barrhaven UPS Store,

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150 Nepean-Carleton residents honoured with MacLeod’s Inspiration Awards By Charlie Senack As a way to recognize ordinary people doing exceptional things, Lisa MacLeod held the Canada 150 Inspiration Awards Ceremony at Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School on Dec. 17. MacLeod got the idea to recognize 150 residents of the community after the government failed to have a special award to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. “It was important for me to recognize Canada’s 150th Birthday (because) the Federal Government really hasn’t done a great job at displaying patriotism,” said MacLeod. “They took away a medal that would normally happen at an event like this (such as) the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and Canada 125.” Nepean Liberal MP Chandra Arya hosted an awards ceremony at LDHSS the following night for Nepean residents, but nothing was done specifically for Carleton. City Councillors and regular residents joined more well known names to receive awards, including Carol Anne Meehan, former CTV News anchor, Kurt Stoodley, former host of CTV Morning Live, and Connor Williams, an Ottawa Redblacks player. Lyn and David Presley were among those to win an award. For the past decade, they have been advocates for organ donation — a story that is very personal for them. David had to receive a new kidney or he would die. “We waited five and a half years to get a kidney,” said Lyn. She said one in 10 people are living with a kidney disease, and in Ottawa there is only a 37 per cent registration rate. They used the opportunity to help spread awareness on becoming a donor, and how it could save a life. Lyn said it is a giving time of year, and encourages people to talk about becoming a donor over the holidays. Kayla Maduk, a proud Barrhaven born three-time world champion in taekwondo, also won an award for her involvement with Believe — a project she started going into schools talking about self esteem, goal

setting and being the best possible version of yourself. “It’s very special to me (because) my parents and grandparents have given a lot back to the community over the years so I know they Would be very proud of me for winning this award,” said Maduk. This was MacLeod’s last big event as MPP for Nepean and Carleton, she is hoping to be re-elected for Nepean in June 2018. She said the biggest thing she took away from the event was a girl who said she found out there were different ways to give back to the community. “She learned that there is not just one way you can give back to the community, but there are many different ways you can volunteer in a variety of ways,” said MacLeod. Manotick resident and media personality Carol Anne Meehan, pictured with MPP Lisa MacLeod, was among the Canada 150 Inspiration Award recipients. Messenger photos by Mike Carrocetto

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Trivia winners The monthly fundraising community Quiz Night at the Mill Tavern raised $1,014 for Rural Ottawa South Support Services last month. The big winners were the Downey family. Back left is Steve Grant, and from left to right are Dan, Rebecca, Sue, Sean, Jane and Lorne.

Manotick Kiwanis Club has supported a number of groups this year Manotick Kiwanis News By Larry Ellis The Kiwanis Club of Manotick regular meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Legion Hall, Manotick, September to June; we invite you to come for 6

p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Most meetings have a guest speaker. June to August meetings are casual and held at various locations. Check the Kiwanis web site at www. Bingos are held on the third Monday of each month at 6;45 p.m.

for the residents at Hyfield Place and on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. for the residents at Carleton Lodge, Sept. to June. These bingos are fun for the residents and for the Kiwanians who organize them. Our club is proud to

sponsor and be involved with many community service and fundraising activities. Please watch future issues of the Messenger for action and event information. These are just a few of the areas that the Manotick Kiwanis Club has supported financialy

this year - First Manotick Scout Troop - Scholarships to South Carleton, St. Mark and St. Francis Xavier High Schools Manotick Army Cadets Manotick Public Library - Kiwanis Music Festival Kemptville District Hospital - Waupoos Family Farm - Global Child Care

Services.. The Kiwanis Club of Manotick encourages you to support the initiative to shop locally. “Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time”.

All the bells ring at this time of the year Most bells are hollow, metal and shaped like an upside down cup with a clapper or tongue suspended inside. The bell rings with a clear, musical note when the clapper strikes it, large bells sound when struck. Bells have many purposes, and their sound forms a familiar part of our daily life. Church bells summon people to worship, bells ring to announce special events like New Years Eve. There are bells on bicycles, boats, trains, cows, horses, sheep, goats, telephones, typewriters (remember the typewriter?), orchestras, sleighs, buoys, schools; bells mark the time on board ship. Bells were used in pioneer days to warn of attacks and they

were rung to alert people of fires. Bells were rung in the evening years ago to announce curfew or to remind citizens of tax deadlines. Bells are rung to announce weddings; they are also tolled at funerals. Bells may still be rung on farms at noon hour to let the farmers in the field know lunch is ready. Recently I discovered that people who walk blind dogs wear bells on their shoes so the animal can follow along. Remember the school bell that held such an important place on the teacher’s desk; many of us as children hated to hear it, except at recess and four o’clock! Christmas bells are an integral part of the Christmas celebration.


THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis The bells announced the arrival of the baby Jesus and the advent of the

season. The holy tunes of the bell blend well with the season. The tunes

of “Jingle Bells”, “Sleigh Ride”, “Rudolph”, “Frosty the Snowman” and many others invites people to color up with the mood of the season. Mention of bells can be seen in every aspect of Christmas. Santa Claus arrives on the Eve of Christmas ringing the Christmas

bell and filling the world with wonderful treasures from his pack. The Christmas bells adored with sequins, silk ribbons, golden strings and beads are even used to decorate Christmas trees. The advent of Christmas is announced by the holy tunes of the bells.





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Hugo’s Grand Opening Hugo’s Bistro and Patio celebrated its grand opening on Manotick Main Street last week. On hand to celebrate were Dr. Vicki Clarke, President of the Chamber of Commerce; Donna Smith, Executive Director of the Manotick Business Improvement Area; Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre, Executive Chef Kevin Van Berkel, Hugo’s Manager Mary MacDonnell, Manotick BIA Chair Dr. Salima Ismail, and Sebastiean Fonseca of the Canadian Office of Consular Affairs for Ecuador.

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Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, exchange heartfelt words with someone who could benefit from a pick-me-up. This might change this person’s entire perspective and greatly improve his or her week.

TAURUS Apr 21/May 21

Taurus, you have the right to speak up if someone demands more of you this week than you can possibly deliver. This person might just need to be reminded you can’t do it all.


May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, patience has gotten you very far, but you may have to make your moment happen in the coming week. Seek the support of friends when making your next move.


Jun 22/Jul 22 Things that may seem obvious on the surface actually have much more depth than you’d first imagined, Cancer. You may need to explore a little bit more.

LEO Jul 23/Aug 23

Leo, if you find yourself facing some resistance, you may need to use a different tactic. What you have been doing isn’t working as you’d have hoped, but it can be fixed.


Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, do not lose your cool when met with an emotionally charged situation. Instead, pull back and assess the situation from afar. This could shed light on a new way to proceed.

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Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, facing one of your biggest obstacles this week will not be an easy task. However, with a support team behind you, you can overcome this obstacle.

SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, you may match wits with someone who shares your stubbornness. But this is a battle that will come out with no winner. Embrace compromise instead.


Nov 23/Dec 21 An interesting turn of events shifts your focus from one of your goals to another, Sagittarius. This may be a time of great change, so expect the unexpected at every turn.


Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you feel stretched to your limits, start delegating some of your work to others. It isn’t a sign of giving up, but rather an indication of your ability to manage.

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18

Conversations with a spouse or loved one can expand your way of thinking, Aquarius. This fresh perspective may be just what you need to see goals through to completion.


Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, things within the realm of your relationships may be in flux, but you must take control and figure out how to proceed.


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Being Grand Champion Female at YCSA a highlight for OTHS student Name: Kendra Stanley


Age: 17


Address: Edwards School: Osgoode Township High School Grade: 12 Parents: Earl Stanley (father), Joy RobinsonStanley (Mother, passed away in 2014) Sisters: Sierra Stanley (19), second year at Lakehead University in Orillia for concurrent education. Lyndsay Burman (27), half sister, Graduated from Carleton University, works for Service Canada. Pets: Dog Monty, and Farm Animals Pet Peeves: “Not putting things away where it belongs (Showbox, kitchen utensils, and clothes). People who act bigger then they are.” Part-time Work: “Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm, and summer job Babysitting/house cleaning.”

by Phill Potter

Favourite Subjects: “Law and Link (Link Crew is a grade 9 Peer Support Class and Leadership Class.)” What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “Cattle sale books. (I’m not a big reader.)” Who is your favourite author? “Dr. Seuss” Accomplishments: • “Top Member Award in 4H (interviewed, and was chosen over many other youth across Ottawa) • Grand Champion Female at the YCSA Nationals (Young Canadian Simmental Association), I was at acattle show in New Brunswick during the summer and I won 1st place.” Activities/Interests: • “I’m in 4H, which is a community club, ranging from caring for animals to dancing and cooking. I’m

in many different parts of it, such as the Beef Club, where we learn to care, train and show a beef animal. I am also in the Square-Dancing Club. • School Football Team • I am the Co-Chair for our school’s Relay For Life. • Participated in many Leadership Camps (local and provincial). • I love to travel. One of my best traveling experiences was on an exchange to Manitoba.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “My sisters have a huge influence on me. Ever since our mom died we have become much closer, and they have always supported me in everything I’ve wanted to do. I’ve always loved being around people and learning new things, which is why I surround myself with ways to do that.” Career Goals: “I haven’t 100% decided what I’m going to do next year, but I’m considering taking a year off to work and figure out what is my next best step.”

Kendra Stanley says that her sisters have played a huge role in her life since the passing of their mother in 2014. Phill Potter photo

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• Are you a proud parent of a military member? Join other parents of serving military members for a casual support group offering you tips and tools, support, Monday-Friday: 9am-8pm Saturday: 9am-5pm information, and refreshments. Free bimonthly Sunday: 10am-4pm meetings are held Monday nights 6:30 - 8:30pm.


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• 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 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, • 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: 613822-1451 or 613-826-6128 • Dickinson House in Manotick open for the season. Visitors are welcome to come and get a glimpse of how life was lived over the past 150 years. This year’s special exhibit is entitled “A Walk Through the Decades”. As always, admission is free , and donations are welcome. • 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. • Thursday Evening Euchre in Barhaven all ages; We meet every Thursday evening 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Field House on Stoneway Cres In Barrhaven. Call Myrna, cell 613-797-9442 or email myrnaj@rogers. com for details.


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Hard Rock Ottawa to have positive impact on Osgoode Ward and area The Greely Community Association (GCA) had a great wrap up meeting for 2017 at the community centre with a full room of residents in attendance. I provided an update on the approved Budget. The other updates touched on were policing, by-laws, the green light campaign, the Osgoode Pathway to Manotick and the new plaza set to open in 2018. Richard Gardner was a guest speaker, and he touched on the impact that Hard Rock Ottawa will have on the Ward, including the creation of new jobs. The theatre and hotel were also in the discussion as Richard invited residents to share their opinions on any or all of the Hard Rock development. MP Pierre Poilievre gave a short presentation on his efforts to rein in outof-control spending. Public Health did a presentation on the community wide effects of alcohol. To finish off the evening, there was a public consultation on the new Osgoode Pathway that will connect to Manotick. The feedback from the people was noted and discussed at length to make sure that the best path possible was a priority. Overall, a great evening wrapping up the GCA for 2017, with President Adam Sooley leading the meeting. I look forward to continuing to work with them in the New Year.

Metcalfe Santa Claus Parade

It was beautiful outside for the Metcalfe Santa Claus Parade. Only in Canada could we be so lucky to have a nice blanket of snow on such an exciting day. Lots of kids and family bundled up to watch all the floats go by. I hope everyone enjoyed all the candy too! I am very happy Mayor Watson joined me on our float! Following the parade were snacks, hot chocolate and photos with Santa at the community centre, then the Tree Lighting Ceremony in the park. Following the ceremony, the park was lit up and we were able to listen to some of the Castor Valley choir children caroling. I want to give a huge thanks to all the community associations who put lots of time and effort into organizing the events. I would also like to thank the City of Ottawa crew for driving our float, and for clearing the sidewalks in great time for us to enjoy the parade. Fries for Charity were out making fries for all who attended the Tree Lighting Ceremony later in the afternoon, and the Metcalfe Fair provided hot chocolate! We could not have had such an amazing day without the dedication from staff and volunteers.


WARD REPORT by Councillor George Darouze

Thank you to everyone who came out!

Osgoode Ward Advisory Committee (OWAC) 2017

The last meeting gathered this week for the members who sit on the Osgoode Ward Advisory Committee (OWAC) to hear guest speaker Kevin Wylie speak on roads, and to hear myself give an update on the 2018 Budget. This advisory committee is a great way for me to decide my vote when it comes to making the right decisions for our communities. The advice and input from each and every member is taken into consideration for the betterment of the Ward. Members volunteer their time to come to regular meetings to contribute from the grass roots up to municipal levels the impact that votes made in Council will have on them. The membership is diverse, from businesses, to farming, to community association representatives. It is an invaluable committee that I am proud and grateful to have. I look forward to continuing to work with them in the New Year as well!

Property Tax Levy and the 2018 Budget

The budget passed on Wednesday after a long and productive City Council meeting. You may have read my statement out-

lining my opinion on the proposed property tax, and my opposition to it. I am thrilled to let you know that the proposed property tax levy did not pass. It is easy to increase taxes to fund essential services. However, it takes discipline, collaboration and creativity to find ways to prioritize how the city funds are spent without having to resort to tax increases. I believe that my colleagues and I successfully accomplished this with the 2018 budget. Just in time for City Council, the City was able to comb through the books to determine whether the city would have a deficit or a surplus. We found a surplus and, in line with the concerns that we heard throughout the consultation process, the $10 million was put towards funding infrastructure improvements in a motion put forward by Mayor Watson. In light of this new investment in infrastructure, the motion to introduce a property tax levy was withdrawn. Instead of increasing taxes to raise $8 million for infrastructure, we went back to the books for $10 million. That $10 million from the surplus is in addition to the increased infrastructure spending outlined by the Long Range Financial Plan. The residents of Ottawa deserve to have their investments into the city treated with respect. In line with that goal, I think that the 2018 Budget was a success.

Open Door 2017

It was an amazing year

for Open Door! I had residents come to speak about concerns, questions, pick up their civic blade, suggest new community initiatives, and so much more! Sadly,

my Open Door is finished for the 2017 year. I can’t wait for Tuesday, January 9th when we will resume the Open Door, see you all then!

As always, please email or phone my office with any concerns you have between now and the next open door!


Right wing press continues to hijack debate on green energy The Editor, Why does the Manotick Messenger continue to provide such a willing forum for the folks at the Fraser Institute to spout their pro-corporate nonsense? [Ontario electricity prices set to keep rising— November 24, 2017] This time, the disinformation starts with their opening statement: “The Ontario government’s rigorous pursuit of renewables has increased electricity costs far more than necessary.” Wrong! The Ontario Liberal’s 2004 decision to abandon publicly-owned and operated electrical generation in favour of private, for-profit power (which includes every milliwatt of “Green Energy” in the province) is what has driven prices into the stratosphere. This is clearly shown by the fact that Hydro Quebec—a public utility delivering power at cost— has far more wind power per capita than the province of Ontario, yet boasts the lowest price per kwh in Canada for electrical power.

Our friends at the Institute then go on to say: “The government chose wind and solar power over cheaper alternatives, such as nuclear, hydroelectric or clean coal power.” That statement is profoundly ironic considering it was just announced on November 16 that Mexico’s Cento Nacional de Control de Energia has received a bid from Italy’s Enel Green Energy to provide wind power at a price of 1.77 cents per kwh—making it officially the cheapest electrical generation on the planet. That represents an all-time low, but prices for wind and solar are actually expected to break the 1 cent barrier within a year. Since no fuel-based generation (nuclear, coal, natural gas) could ever profitably produce electricity for less than 2 cents per kwh, there are no “cheaper alternatives” to wind and solar, despite what the Fraser Institute would have us think. What is truly unfortunate is the manner in

which the Fraser Institute and their pals in the rightwing press have been able to so completely hijack the debate by making it all about how green energy is supposedly expensive. That meant that Ontarians never had the debate they really needed to have, which was, do we want to receive public power at cost or do we want private, forprofit power in Ontario? When Kathleen Wynne campaigned in 2014, she never sought a mandate from the electorate to privatize Hydro One, but here it is 2017 and she’s actually managed to complete the work started by Mike Harris by selling off our public utility to those billionaires on Bay Street. That may be great news for the Liberals, the Conservatives and their shared corporate chums, but given that Ontario is clearly continuing to follow the California model, it won’t be long before we’ll be paying 30 cents per kwh, just like they do in San Franscisco! Andy Braid, Kars

A cheque for $18,076.34 was presented to The Osgoode Care Centre by The Osgoode Lions for a Roast and Toast Dinner in honour of Stuart Holmes’ 90th Birthday Celebration at the Stuart Holmes Arena. Pictured from left to right are Doug Thompson, Wendy Hill (OCC Director of Community Relations), Drew Masaro (Treasurer of Osgoode Lions Club), Renee Devenny, Tom Devenny, Joyce Holmes, Stuart Holmes, Linda Thomas-Fisher, Lindsay Webber (OCC Director of Life & Enrichment). Gary Coulombe photo

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Dear Manotick, As many of you already know, it has been a very exciting year for the Mill Tavern with lots of great times, activities and events as well as many new memories and friends! In July we took ownership of the Mill Tavern and we couldn’t believe how lucky we were to become involved in such an amazing community. It was a shock to us to see just how many events and activities are held in the village throughout the year and how incredibly involved the community members are! Not only have we been welcomed with open arms but we sincerely feel that we have already become a part of the Manotick Family even though we’ve only been here for a few short months! Join us for our last big hurrah of 2017 for the Rock The Mill Charity Concert hosted by Jack Courville on Dec 29th for a great night with performances by Mystic Circle, Six of One and many other specials guests to raise money for the Children’s Make A Wish Foundation. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Mill Tavern. We’ve got lots of great ideas for 2018 to become even more involved and to support this community that Seaons greetings from the Mill Tavern Staff. From left to right – (Back) Chef Andrew Bridges, we’ve already come to love. Owners Jack Bisson & LeeAnne Elliott, Erin Worrel, Kazimierz Krzyzanowski, (Front) Alex the We would like to wish everyone a safe and merry Elf, Lizette Lafontaine and Chyanna Belaire Christmas and can’t wait to see you all in 2018! Sincerely, Jack & LeeAnne

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