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spot that’s naturally more noisy so a crying baby or excited child won’t make moms and dads or other diners uncomfortable. Diners or chain restaurants tend to offer kids’ menus in addition to plenty of dishes that kids will readily consume. · Choose the right time. Dining out at night can be difficult for families, as kids might be growing tired. Instead of a night out on the town, book a mid- to late-afternoon out. Restaurants tend to be less busy during these times of day, and parents can relax and enjoy the company of their children while still getting out of the house for a family meal together. · Bring along some entertainment. Some kidfriendly restaurants may provide crayons and placemats that kids can use to create their own artistic masterpieces. But parents should bring backup entertainment just in case. Pack some

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Messenger nominated for annual OCNA provincial newspaper awards Messenger Editor a finalist for Ontario Community Newspaper Association Reporter of the Year Award While 2017 may have been a truculent year for community newspapers in Ottawa, it was a big year for the Manotick Messenger. The Ontario Community Newspaper Association announced the three finalists in each category for its 2017 Better Newspapers Competition provincial awards Wednesday. The Messenger and its sister publication, the Barrhaven Independent, are a finalist in four categories. There are close to 300 community newspapers that belong to the OCNA. “It’s icing on the cake for what has been a

fantastic year for us,” said Messenger editor and publisher Jeff Morris. “It’s something that we want to share with the people in the communities we serve. The Messenger plays an important role for local residents and families as both a source of information and something that provides an emotional connection to the community.” The Messenger and Nunavut News North, which covers all of Nunavut Territory, were the only newspapers to be finalists in three of the 22 editorial award categories. “It’s something we are

very proud of,” Morris said. “There are only two of us here full time, and Gary (Coulombe) and I both work hard. We have a few really good part time people, and we have some amazing contributors like Larry Ellis, Phill Potter, photographer Mike Carroccetto, the councillors and community associations. For us to go head-to-head with some of the big corporate newspapers with more resources and more employees and come on top is a big accomplishment for us.” The Messenger is a finalist for Best News Story along with the Brockville Recorder and

Times and Nunavut News North. The Messenger story was on how the body of a South Carleton High School student who went missing in 1994 was unearthed by workers building a deck at a new home. The Messenger is also up for Best Arts and Entertainment Story for a feature story on local dancer Deirdre Barnes, who took a week off from being a part of Britney Spears’ Las Vegas show to come home and work with children at the Denise Smith School of Dance. The Messenger is a finalist with Niagara This Week and Ottawa

West News. A story that ran in the Messenger and the Barrhaven Independent on high school basketball coach Daphne Marghetis is up for Best Health and Wellness Story along with Collingwood Connection and Toronto Canadian Jewish News. In the story, Marghetis walked readers through her battle with cancer and how she used it as a teaching tool and rallying point for the high school girls team she coached. She also talked about winning the city high school championship in what would be the last game she would ever coach

before her passing. Messenger editor Jeff Morris is also a finalist for the OCNA Stephen Shaw Reporter of the Year Award. It was the third time in the last decade that Morris has been a finalist for the award, Morris won the award in 2008 and was a finalist in 2010, is joined by Todd Vandonk of Peterborough This Week and Kim Zarzour of the Richmond Hill/Thornhill Liberal. “It’s very humbling,” said Morris. The Ontario Community Newspaper Association Annual Awards Gala is April 20 in Toronto.

Poiievre’s bill would prevent disabled Canadians from being punished for working Carleton Conservative MP and Opposition Finance Critic Pierre Poilievre has introduced a bill to prevent Canadians with disabilities from being punished for working. The Opportunity Act, introduced last Monday, is a bill to ensure that Canadians with disabilities can gain more from working than they lose to taxes and clawbacks. The bill responds to data showing that government policies punish people with disabilities when they get a job, earn a raise, or work more hours, forcing many to remain jobless and in poverty.

“We have to stop punishing people for wanting to work,” said Poilievre. When people with disabilities get jobs and earn income, governments often sharply clawback means-tested social programs like income assistance, housing, and medication coverage. Combined taxes and clawbacks can exceed 100 per cent of a person’s earnings, which means the harder they work, the poorer they become. “The best anti-poverty plan is a job,” said Poilievre. “That is why governments should never punish work— especially the work of

people with disabilities, whose determination and industriousness should inspire us all.” Poilievre first became aware of the problem when his office took over a program where workers with disabilities were hired to shred documents. “Work is a basic human need. Its wages feed, clothe, and shelter us. It offers the pride and purpose of doing something valuable for others,” Poilievre said. “Work not only helps us to make a living but make a life. Almost a million people with disabilities work. Many more want the chance. It is

time the government got off their backs and out of their way.” Poilievre worked with many Canadians with disabilities on the act. One of them was Diane Bergeron Manotick, who is the Executive Director, Strategic Relations and Engagement for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. “People with a disability face many barriers in society, including attitudinal barriers,” Bergeron said. Programs that create a financial burden on people with a disability to obtain and maintain employment are simply one more hurdle and barrier being

placed on us. The Opportunity Act’s proposal to ensure that working is always more beneficial than remaining on social assistance is a good start to tearing down these barriers.” Although Poilievre is an opposition MP, he is hoping the bill can transcend political borders. “The left supports ending poverty, and the right supports hard work,” he said. “I don’t see why this bill would not be supported because it helps Canadians.” Poilievre added that respecting The Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities Act, and al-


lowing more people with disabilities to work, could save provincial governments billions of dollars. Based on the findings of one report by the Ontario government, were 5,000 people (less than 1.5% of the current cases) who now receive the basic monthly [Ontario Disability Support Program] benefit of $1,128 for basic needs and shelter to become employed full-time at a moderate wage of $17 per hour, Ontario would save $69.5 million in benefit payments, and bring in an additional $5.3 in taxes. That’s a net annual return of $74.8 million.

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Turning lanes part of plan for Prince of Wales and Bankfield intersection To begin this week, I would like to thank residents for taking the time to attend the open house last week for the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Barnsdale Road & Prince of Wales Drive. The feedback was quite positive to the rationale and design. Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in 2019 pending budget approval. Staff will now move to detailed design. For more information, please visit www. rideaugoulbourn.ca/ barnsdaleroundabout. Any comments may be sent to Kunjan Ghimire via email at Kunjan.Ghimire@ottawa.ca or by phone at 613-580-2424, ext. 21685. While at the open house, many residents also asked about the intersection of Prince of Wales and Bankfield Road. You may recall that I had been working on a plan for 2018 to implement turning lanes on

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Bankfield Road. Through further discussion and examination, staff have come back with a more comprehensive plan that also brings in the required upgrades to the First Line Road and Bankfield Road intersection. The plan is still being finalized and I will share that when it is available. What we are now looking at are new turning lanes in all directions at Prince of Wales and Bankfield in addition to signalization of the First Line Road intersection. Staff are currently working toward a spring 2019 timeline for construction. Previously, the City approved plans for a roundabout at Prince of Wales and Bankfield as well as a realignment of First





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Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee

The March 1st meeting of the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee has only two items on the agenda. Both affect Rideau-Goulbourn. The main item will be the Engineer’s Report on the Cranberry Creek Munici-

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South Carleton turns into Key West for Richmond 200 Margaritaville

Police investigate a fatal collision that occurred on McBean Street in Richmond between Dobson Lane and Bowrin Rd. about two kilometres south of Richmond on Friday, February 9. It was the second vehicular fatality near the village on the same day. MESSENGER PHOTO BY MIKE CARROCCETTO

It will be a night that would make Jimmy Buffet proud. Richmond will turn into Key West for a night as the Richmond 200th anniversary is celebrated with Margaritaville Richmond Sat., Feb. 24 at the Richmond Memorial Community centre from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $25 and will include a soft shell taco from Richmond

Gourmet Restaurant. Live music will be provided by Buckledown, a band that features Richmond’s own Dan Deslauriers. Also included in the evening will be

a limbo competition, a draw for two parrot chairs, a silent auction, late night snacks, and of course, Margaritas. Tickets are available at www.Richmond200.ca.

RIDEAU continues from page 4 sessments can create undue burden on affected landowners and I have committed to doing what I can to find some financial assistance to lower those assessments. That work will likely continue right through into April when this matter returns for the Court of Revision process. The purpose of the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee meeting will be to discuss the Engineer’s Report. Andy Robinson, Drainage Engineer, will be presenting to the Committee. For those wishing to appeal assessments, that opportunity comes during the Court of Revision, which is scheduled for Monday, April 23rd at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre in North Gower. The Thursday, March 1st meeting of ARAC takes place at 10:00am at Ben Franklin Place.

2018 Additional Infrastructure Improvements

During the 2018 Budget deliberations, City Council was made aware of a $10M surplus, which was then directed to infrastructure renewal. At the Finance & Economic Development Committee of February 5th, staff brought forward a report on how the $10M would be spent in 2018. I am pleased to report that nearly $2M of that amount will be spent in Rideau-Goulbourn. Approved at the February 14th meeting of City Council, the report includes pavement preservation projects on Eagleson Road (Perth to Brophy), Old Richmond Road (Fallowfield to Hope Side Road) and Dwyer Hill Road (Fallowfield to Highway 7). The report also includes the resurfa-

cing of Potter Drive and the portion of Barnsdale Road, between Moodie Drive and Twin Elm Road. On that, I have asked staff to take a second look and determine whether it would be more beneficial to resurface a portion of Barnsdale Road east of Moodie Drive instead. They are currently looking into that. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-5802491. For information on Rideau-Goulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.


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As mentioned above, the matter resurfaced nearly six years ago leading to our current report. In September 2014, the City appointed Robinson Consultants to update the Engineer’s Report and bring forward a plan to have the MD function as was intended and also to clean it out to its original depths. This report brings that forward. Landowners assessed by this MD received the Engineer’s Report in recent weeks which outlines the proposed works as well as the assessment values. Being a significant watershed, there are many properties affected by these drainage works. While the Cranberry Creek MD Engineer’s Report comes to our Committee for approval, it is actually the Drainage Act that outlines the process. I understand that the as-

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY City looks for feedback on future directions for next Official Plan

The Manotick Village and Community Association has been part of a broad Sounding Board consultation by the City of Ottawa in preparation for the next Official Plan in 2036. The focus has been on identifying future challenges and how to position the City so it can adapt and respond to those challenges and opportunities. The Sounding Board, selected from a broad spectrum of business, community, government and agency experts, is helping to review emerging socio-economic trends, advancing technology and changing environmental conditions and using that information to develop several scenarios that envision an Ottawa of the future. The results of these discussions will be compiled for public comment and the core team will report to Council on the results and identify priorities and


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

opportunities that the City should consider as we plan for the future. The process is expected to wrap up by July 2018. In addition to a series of workshops involving the Sounding Board, the City has launched a survey on their web site. If you are interested in providing your thoughts on these directions, you can find the survey here: Ottawa Next: Beyond 2036: Identifying the challenges of unknown futures | City of Ottawa Public Meeting on Barnsdale Roundabout gathers feedback The February 15th public meeting on a proposed roundabout at Barnsdale and Prince of Wales (next to

the gas station) attracted a handful of people interested in learning more about the project. The roundabout became a priority for the City as a result of an increasing number of collisions and volumes of rush hour traffic at the intersection. The proposed roundabout would be a single lane roundabout with a special northbound turn lane into the gas station located at the corner. Construction is planned to start in 2019. If you are interested in more information, contact Kunjan.Ghimire@ottawa.ca.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook group

Manotick residents can share information, post questions and share resources on a variety of topics on our new Facebook group. We hope that you will visit and participate in ongoing dialogue on issues relevant to our Village. https://www. facebook.com/groups/

202507433648678/. Ecology Ottawa launches photo contest to highlight Ottawa. Ecology Ottawa is looking for photos that depict the uniqueness of Ottawa. The winning photos will be featured in their 2019 calendar showing the beauty of Ottawa through the eyes of its residents. Each photo should have a story, and should capture a scene that is unique to Ottawa. The photos can be of nature, people, or buildings. There is no classification or category; the only requirement is that the photo shows Ottawa’s spirit. The competition will last until end of August 2018, but photos don’t have to be taken in 2018. Also, more than one photograph can be submitted per person. Each photo must be in landscape format, of 900 x 1600 pixels in quality. To submit your photos, please send an email to: comms@


Join the Manotick Village and Community Association (MVCA)

If you are not already a member of the MVCA, please consider joining the hundreds of local residents who already support our advocacy and community activities. Annual fees are $10 for singles and $15 for a family membership. You can sign up on-line at www. manotickvca.org

Community Events

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. Manotick Community Dance, February 23, 7-9 p.m. This family friendly evening features Celtic

dance, complete with lessons, at the Manotick United Church. Pippa Hall is the caller and the music is provided by The Ever Hopeful String Band. Tickets are $10, teens aged 12 – 18 get in for $5 and children are free. Basic Photo Editing Workshop, March 1, 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. This free workshop at the Manotick Public Library by Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group will help you fix your photos so that you will be proud to display them. You can register online at https:// biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/ event/basic-digital-photoediting-35 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 Follow us on Twitter @ manotickvca and Facebook

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY

Public meeting for Diamond Jubilee Park Phase 2 at Fred Barrett Arena Please join me on Monday February 26th at a Public Meeting to discuss plans for Diamond Jubilee Park Phase 2. This meeting will be held at the Fred Barrett Arena in the Lyon’s Hall, located at 3280 Leitrim Road. The meeting will take place between 7-8:30pm. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to see the concept plans, they can be found at michaelqaqish.com.

Riverside South Community Association – Seniors’ Tea

The Riverside South Community Association has been hosting Seniors’ Teas throughout the winter. If you have missed the fun in the past, there will be one more sitting on March 29th from 1:00-3:00pm at the Rideauview Community Centre, 4310 Shoreline Drive. They will be serving tea, coffee and desserts all while enjoying live entertainment. For more information, please visit riversidesouth.org.


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Disney Sing Along for the Children’s Wish Foundation

On Sunday March 4th, Hunter’s Public House, located at 4750 Bank St will be hosting a Disney Sing Along in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation. You are all invited to join in for a few hours of sing along to your favourite Disney movie music. Participants are also encouraged to come dressed up as their favourite Disney characters. The fun will go from 11:30am-1:30pm and the entry fee is only $15. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact singalongteaparty@ gmail.com.

Crime Prevention Ottawa – Social Media Safety Tips

For kids and teens, social media is a great

way to connect and communicate with friends and peers. It is their reality and without it, they can feel lost or isolated. As a parent, you can help them navigate this in a healthy way. Crime Prevention Ottawa currently has a tip sheet that offers an overview of what you need to know about the social media platforms your child is using. For more information, please visit crimepreventionottawa.ca.

Local musicians invited to participate in 2018 edition of #ottmusik

If you are a local musician and looking for a great opportunity, you have a chance to showcase your music to a citywide audience. #ottmusik was introduced in 2015 and it meant that anyone on hold after calling the City of Ottawa would hear local music while they wait. Between February 5th and March 12th singers, bands and musicians of all genres who live in Ottawa are invited to submit music samples for considera-

South Carleton ranked in top 10 percent of Ontario high schools South Carleton High School has been ranked in the top 10 per cent of secondary schools in the province. The Fraser Institute released its annual report card last week, based on a formula combining results from provincial testing and socioeconomic factors of the demographics for each school. South Carleton scored a 7.9 out of 10, which tied them for a ranking of 68th out of 747 Ontario secondary schools. That score brings their cumulative ranking over the past five years to 148th in the province. The school showed

big improvements in Grade 9 academic and applied math scores. The percentage of tests below standard was at 12.3 per cent. In 2013, that figure was at 21.3 per cent, and it has been gradually decreasing over the past five years. Over that span, the school’s overall ranking has improved from 6.6 to 7.9. St. Mark High School also fared well, though their ranking took a dip. St. Mark scored 7.7 to come in at 115th out of 747 schools. The score is strong, but it is below their five-year average of 78th. Tied with St. Mark at 115th was St. Francis Xavier High School in

Riverside South. Their ranking ovr ther past five years in 120th. Osgoode Township High School also showed improvement in their rankings, as they moved up to 156th in the province this year. Among schools within the City of Ottawa, Colonel By ranked fourth in the province, West Carrleotn was 19th, and Holy Trinity of Kanata and John McCrae in Barrhaven were tied at 25th. St. Michael High School in Kemptville, which has previously held the distinction of being the top ranked school in the province, came in at 11th out of 747 schools.

City of Ottawa Staff were recognized at the United Way Appreciation Lunch for Friends, Leaders, and Campaign Volunteers.

tion. Since it began, #ottmusik has received more than 200 submissions and showcased 50 artists. For more information, including submission guidelines, please visit ottawa.ca/en/ottmusik.

City’s Summer Student Employment Recruitment

Applications for the City’s Summer Student Employment Program are now being accepted until February 28th in a wide range of fields, some of which include: administrative support, By-Law, heritage, finance and accounting, etc. Working for the City offers exciting challenges and provides valu-

able work experience. All of the information you need to apply is on Ottawa.ca.

Aging in Your Community: Working Together to Address the Needs of Ethnocultural Seniors in Ottawa

The Social Planning Council of Ottawa is inviting you to take part in the 2018 Ethnocultural Seniors Forum – Aging in Your Community: Working Together to Address the Needs of Ethnocultural Seniors in Ottawa. The forum will take place on Wednesday March 14th from 8:30am – 12:30pm at the RA Center, lo-

cated at 2451 Riverside Drive in the Clark Hall Room. The event will feature Key Note Speaker Susan Braedley, MSW PhD, Associate Professor School of Social Work, Carleton University. Breakfast will be provided and you are invited to stay after the event to network, enjoy the cultural celebration and view the many contributions and accomplishments our ethnocultural seniors have achieved in building the social, cultural and economic fabric of Canada. For more information, please contact Sybil Braganza at sybilb@spcottawa.on.ca





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Hard Rock Ottawa partners submit zoning application for city approval Hard Rock International and the Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino have moved forward with plans for phases 2 and 3 of its joint Hard Rock Ottawa venture. Pending approval of the Zoning By-law Amendment Application filed with the City of Ottawa, Hard Rock Ottawa plans to invest more than $318 million over the course of six-years on a multi-phased project which is expected to create close to 4,000 direct and indirect jobs, as well as provide significant economic development in rural Ottawa and beyond. Over the first ten years of operations, the expansion and additional gaming tables are expected to generate $43 million in new revenues for the City of Ottawa. The Zoning By-law

Amendment Application seeks permission from the City of Ottawa for only four items related to the expansion. Those items are the addition of a hotel, an increase to the permitted building height, in order to accommodate a hotel, the addition of a “theatre” as a permitted use, for 2,500 seat Hard Rock Live venue, and the addition of 20 live gaming tables, which would bring the number of tables that could be phased-in over time to a total of 55. “We are excited to have this opportunity to create a vibrant entertainment destination for not only residents of Ottawa, but for the millions of tourists that visit the Nation’s Capital each year,” said Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International. “Our com-

mitment is to develop a world-class facility while ensuring the highest standards of customer service and responsible gaming practices.” Osgoode Ward Councillor George Darouze said the project brings tremendous opportunity locally. “This phase of the rollout will create a truly extraordinary attraction in our community,” said Darouze. “The short distance to the airport will make it convenient for visitors to stay at the hotel. They will be able to travel into the city and across Osgoode Ward easily, being exposed to a more diverse and accurate representation of Ottawa. The proximity of new guests and visitors to the businesses and attractions in Osgoode Ward will provide a tre-

mendous opportunity.” The project was awarded to Hard Rock International and Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino by the Government of Ontario, through the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in 2017. The OLG has been working on a modernization plan for the casino operations at the raceway location since 2012, and in 2013, City Council pronounced the Albion Road site as the only acceptable location for an expanded gaming operation in Ottawa. Gaming has taken place at the site since 1962, and slots were installed in 2000 in order to provide a boost to the harness horse racing industry and the rural economy. “Our application for rezoning puts us that much closer to breaking

ground on a project that we are confident will reenergize the Ottawa entertainment scene and give our local economy and horse racing industry a significant boost,” said Andrew Wright, Director of the Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino. “With over 225 venues in 75 countries worldwide, Hard Rock has a proven track record of success; we are thrilled to partner with this exciting organization.” The development of a high-quality gaming and entertainment destination in Ottawa is expected to recapture much of the estimated $60 million that Ottawaarea residents and tourists are spending annually across the river in Quebec on their gaming entertainment.

At the end of the construction phases, the Hard Rock Ottawa project will see the current Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino facility completely rebranded and redesigned to include some of the world’s greatest music memorabilia; four new restaurants including the Hard Rock Café; The Rock Shop, with collectible fashion and merchandise; and Hard Rock Live performance venue, featuring talents and musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Rod Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld. As part of its application process with the City of Ottawa, Hard Rock Ottawa will be participating in a formal public consultation, details for which can be found at www.hardrockottawa.com.

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The MessengerRICHMONDHUB.CA Pamela Brown named Volunteer of the Year at Richmond VA AGM

Despite the winter storm raging outside, a small group of association members braved the weather to attend the February 7th Richmond Village Association Inc. annual general meeting. David Proulx, President, opened the 2018 AGM with a warm welcome to all. Proulx outlined the mandate of the organization, the main purpose of the meeting and gained approval of the evening’s agenda. He stressed the importance of the work of the RVA within the Community and noted that “the upcoming year of celebrations planned for Richmond’s bicentennial promise to mark 2018 as an extremely important one for the RVA and the community as a whole. The election of a new Board will be a key outcome of this meeting.” Following the approval of the Minutes of the previous AGM and the RVA’s financial report, the meeting moved on to recognize the RVA Volunteer Of the Year. To this end Mr. Proulx drew everyone’s attention to a recent article published by the RichmondHUB.ca, the Manotick Messanger and others entitled “A Morning On The Bus … the ROSSS “Gateway to Groceries bus that is.” He stated that he was particularly struck by the sentiment expressed by many of the words in the article “I

realized how valuable a service the bus offers … a rare outing with conversation and interaction … coupled with Pam’s helping hand to assist the riders…or to simply say good mourning John, how are you feeling today … the special touch of a volunteer can never be overstated…” “The Gateway to Groceries service has been running for three years and you don’t really realize how much volunteers do as they quietly perform their work until you focus on the outcomes” stated Proulx as he announced that Pamela Brown was chosen as this years Volunteer of the Year. He invited Pamela to accept a small token of appreciation from the RVA and community. He invited her take some time and treat herself for an important job well done. In accepting the award Pamela stated “I just like getting out and helping people. It is definitely a service that is needed”. Following the introduction of each 2017 Board member present, a few of the many accomplishments of the RVA over the past year were noted and discussed. It is worth noting here a short list of the important activities and areas of contributions supported by RVA volunteers throughout the year. They include Volunteer of the Year, Christmas Parade, Winter Banners, ROSSS

Gateway to Groceries, Richmond Youth Centre, Heritage Mural Gallery, Richmond’s 200th Celebration, The RichmondHub.ca, Richmond Village Directory, Advocacy, Spring Clean Up, Village Wide Garage Sale, Richmond Family Fun Day & Craft Fair, Walking Club, Student Bursaries, Remembrance Day Participation, Quarterly Flyer, and Website. Highlights of the discussion ranged from the growth of the Youth DropIn Centre, the depth and success of Christmas related activities, an outline of the many activities planned for the bicentennial celebration, the six figure sum raised for the celebration and new initiatives such as the RichmondHub.ca. As a teaser of more to come a “sneak peak” was provided of a new mural commissioned to artist Karen Xarchos which will add to the RVA’s Heritage Mural Gallery displayed on the Richmond Arena walls. “These important contributions to our community are only possible due to the generosity of our business sponsors and efforts of volunteers. Richmond is a much better place thanks to their efforts,” stated Proulx. “Like all volunteer organizations the RVA is always in need of helping hands. Those who want to lend a hand or their expertise in any area are invited to contact the association through their website

Richmond Village Association Presdient David Proulx introduced Pamela Brown as the RVA Volunteer of the Year. RICHMONDHUB.CA PHOTO

RichmondVillage.ca at any time for more information.” The meeting finished up with the election of a new Board of Directors for 2018. The nine existing board members Annette Matlar, Brian Kusiewicz, David Proulx, Lee Hodgkinson, Liana Medynski, Roland Rotter, Ryan Pinet, Tino Bevacqua, and William Mayda stood for re-election along with one new candidate Sylvain Sauve. All were elected and consti-



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GTHS/Ottawa Public Library celebrate Richmond’s 200th Anniversary with display The Goulbourn Township Historical Society has joined forces with the community of Richmond to celebrate its 200th anniversary this year with a selection of historical photographs from the GTHS Archival collection. The GTHS has select-

ed several historical images from their extensive photo collection for this presentation. As well, they are featuring a few items of merchandise for this year’s anniversary. Thanks to the Ottawa Public Library, the pictures and merchandise

George Lyon made a huge impact on the early days of the Richmond settlement To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, local historian Marion Scott is posting factoids about the community’s rich history on her blog, Richmond Heritage. To see more of her facts, visit RichmondHub. ca. Capt. George Lyon of the 100th Regiment dominated all aspects of the development of Richmond from the time he came to the village in 1818 until his death in 1851. He had a special bond with the soldier/settlers having fought on the battlefield with them (he was wounded at the Battle of Chippawa) and seems to have tried to help the veterans and their widows. They in turn supported his various endeavours. Under the military administration he acted as Pension Agent but at the same time he was establishing commercial and industrial infrastructures. As early as 1819, he was running a store and making preparations to build a sawmill. In the 1820’s as farmers produced grains,

Lyon built a gristmill and distillery. A little later he added a carding mill. He was rewarded handsomely for his endeavours and over time received tens of thousands of acres of land from the government. Lyon was heavily involved in the political scene in the 1830s. He represented the area in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada. He was the postmaster and he became a magistrate. In the early 1820s this Scotsmen joined Presbyterian petitioners asking for land for a church. Later he supported the Anglican Church, was a churchwarden, and is buried in the Anglican cemetery. George Lyon’s influence lasted long after his material empire had decayed. His children impacted not only village life but also the development of the City of Ottawa. Future factoids will address the many facets of Lyon’s influence.

are on display in the ArtsSpace of the Stittsville Branch during the month of February, 2018. The display will include pictures and information on the Richmond Public and High School, which was built in 1895 as

a two-storey building on Cockburn Street. The two public school classrooms were on the first floor, while the two high school classrooms were on the second floor. There was a large bell used to summon the students on the

school roof. The school burned to the ground in 1924, and was replaced by the Continuation School at McBean and Martin Streets. The Richmond Memorial Community Centre is also included in

the presentation. It was built in 1950 at a cost of $54,000. In addition to the skating rink, the building hosted the Richmond Council meetings, as well as weekly Saturday night dances and weekly movie nights.

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Parents of child who died from overdose working to raise awareness of opioids By Charlie Senack

Hundreds came out to support local charities during the annual Kaleidoscope of Hope fundraiser that was held in the new ballroom of the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata last month. Since the fundraiser started in 2011, their mission has been to help spread awareness on teen mental health. This year the funds earned went to We The Parents, a parent drug advocacy group, the Sens Foundation, and the Youth Services Bureau. Among those who helped put on the event was Steve and Natalie Cody, who shared the story of their son, Nick, an OSU soccer player, and his struggle to battle an addiction to drugs. “It’s close to 6am (and) I got a knock on the bedroom door,” Steve said re• day Nick membering the asked for help. “Our son said ‘I’ve done a lot of cocaine, I need help’.” That morning, the Cody’s ran around trying to find help for their son. They went to CHEO who told them they don’t deal with overdoses, and sent them to the Royal Ottawa. When they arrived there, they said they dont treat 16-year-olds with a drug

addiction. They then turned to local politicians for support. They went to the office of Pierre Poilievre, the MP for their riding of Carleton who told them “it was a provincial issue, not a federal issue.” That’s when they went to Lisa MacLeod, the newly elected MPP for NepeanCarleton at the time, who was eager to get them help, yet realized there was no help she could offer. “The Codys were the first to come into my office in 2006 when their son Nick was dealing with a drug addiction,” MacLeod said at an opioid forum in October. “That was the first time I realized we did not have the treatment or detox facilities in our city.” They then looked into the options of treatment facilities. The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre is the only Centre in Ottawa that treats youth with drug addictions. It currently houses 24 beds, and has a three-month waiting list. “For us it didn’t end very well,” the Cody’s told the crowd. “Our son ended up passing in June 2013, and that’s extremely unfortunate. After he died, we started to say no for Nick.” Over the past few months, they have been working with Nepean-

Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod, who has tabled a bill at Queens Park called Nick’s Law. The bill would take 10 per cent or around $5.6 million of the government’s marketing budget, and put it towards opioid awareness, something the Cody’s feel is very important. The Codys wanted to become advocates so other parents would not have to go through what they went through, yet they did not have the emotional energy. “We always knew we wanted to help and give back, (but) we just didn’t have the emotional energy,” Steve said. “It took us three years to really get out life back together.” Now a year after the news of Ottawa’s opioid epidemic has surfaced, they plan to do everything they can to prevent overdose deaths in Ottawa. Ottawa Public Health has released stats that show there were at least 21 confirmed drug deaths in 2017 between the months of March and June, over half of what was seen in 2016. That report also showed that approximately 30 people are treated for overdoses in Ottawa hospitals every month, that’s

not to mention the number of overdoses that we’re not reported. The Cody’s hope Nick’s Law will help lower the number of people using drugs, and will also help educate youth on the dangers of using. The bill has already gone through second reading, and they are confident it will be passed soon with the support of all parties. A petition to help get the law passed is up at nickslaw.ca.

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Hard Rock Casino holds soft opening of new gaming tables

The Hard Rock Casino had a soft opening of their gaming tables this week with board members and executives present to oversee the first patrons playing. This new addition to the casino will add a different dimension to the regular slot machines and will also be adding over 100 new well-paying jobs to our local economy! Improvements like this are only the early stages of an investment in our community of over $320 million, and up to 2000 full time jobs. This expansion is an important step in making sure funds from OLG circulate back into our municipal economy, instead of having those funds go across the river. St. Mary Catholic School Presentation The enthusiasm shown by the two Grade


WARD REPORT by Councillor George Darouze

4 classes at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School during my City presentation was amazing! These students were eager to learn and to contribute their thoughts on the levels of government, neighbourhood improvements, and my job representing residents. I really enjoy having this opportunity to speak with students about their community, how they can get involved at any age to help give back, and hopefully spark their road to volunteering. A big thanks to Mme. Ouelette and Mrs. Popp for inviting me to their class-

rooms to share this fun learning experience. I was happy to leave the students with reflective bracelets from Safe Roads Ottawa that they can wear when they are out in the community! Vernon Winter Carnival Day The Vernon Winter Carnival was a great success this year with ideal conditions for skating, indoor crafts, a bouncy castle, church service, and a delicious brunch to start the day. Close to 100 people, including Mayor Jim Watson, came out to enjoy the brunch, greet residents and chat with member of the Vernon Community Association (VCA) executive. All-inall, it was a very successful day! Thank you VCA members that cooked, served the brunch and organized the events.

Councillor Darouze’s 3rd Annual Irish Tea Come on out and enjoy an afternoon of tea and music with me on March 13th! Everyone is welcome. Tea will be served by the Greely Lions and the Volounteer Firefighters. There will also be live folk rock roots and blues entertainment by the talented Spencer Scharf. On March 13th from 1-3pm, join us at the Metcalfe Town Hall, and don’t forget to wear your green! OSU Soccer Registration is Open! Summer registration for Ottawa South United Soccer is starting Feb. 1st! OSU offers Programs for all ages and abilities. Programs fill up quickly, so don’t be delay – check out our website for a list of programs and registration information. www. osu.ca.

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The Village of Manotick is proud to have this local business find a new home after the Health Food Store burned down couple of years ago. It hasn’t been easy to maintain her business during this period, but Darpan Ahluwalia, owner of “Manotick Natural Market” and “Manotick Wellness Hub” is not the kind of person to give up easily. For over a decade, she has been spreading her profound healing knowledge and products to not only the locals in the village, but to clients all over Canada and the world. Darpan—aka “Nutrition Diva”, has acquired the honor of being a Distinctive Woman of Canada for the past two years and Ottawa’s Top Nutritionist with Faces Magazine. She feels fortunate to have found her passion at a young age, which facilitated a career in the business of helping people achieve better health. She has even managed to pass her enthusiasm and philanthropist tendencies to her eight-year-old daughter Dabalm girl, who started her own business making lip balms and body butter by herself to raise funds for kids and pets in need. Its not a big box franchise, but rather a locally owned health food store that supports local producers. The store is stocked with third party tested, high quality products, including vitamins, cosmetics, foods and so much more. On staff there is a whole team of experts including a Certified Live Blood





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Royals suffer shootout loss despite second period hat trick by Bonfield By Manotick Messenger Staff The Ottawa Canadians scored three goals in the second period as they beat the Richmond Royals 4-2 at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre Sunday afternoon. The loss kept the Royals in seventh place in their CCHL2 Junior Hockey division. It was the third straight loss for Richmond after beating Westport in a shootout Sat., Feb. 10. The Royals got on the

board first as Joe MacLean scored from Mitchell Mercier and Dale Kilby, but the Canadians responded with a goal in the first and three in the second to take a 4-1 lead. Ryan Bonfield pulled the Royals to within a pair with a goal from Danny Carroll and Mason Farness late in the second, but that would be it as the Canadians shut the door on any further comeback. Royals goalies JeanPhilippe Tourigny and Alexander Borrelli faced 52 shots, while the Royals

had 33 shots. Despite the loss, it was a better showing for the Royals than they had the night before, as they lost 8-0 on the road against the Char-Lan Rebels. On Tues., Feb. 13, the Royals picked up a point but dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to the Canadians at the Earl Armstrong Arena. Declan Hilton and Justin Turner scored in the first to give the Canadians a 2-0 lead, but the Royals bounced back in the

second with two goals from Ryan Bonfield within the first two minutes from Ryan Pawlikowski. Johnny Pickering scored to put the Canadians ahead 3-2, but Bonfield’s third goal of the period from Pawlikowski and Danny Carroll evened the score. After an scoreless overtime, the teams sorted things out with a shootout. Grant Cooper scored for the Royals, but Davin Saumur replied with a goal for the Canadians. Goalie Bennett Oxborough shut

the door on Bonfield and Cooper Desbiens, while Justin Turner slipped one past Tourigny to give the Canadians the win. On Sat., Feb. 10 in Westport, the Royals picked up a shootout win and a 6-5 victory. With an extra attacker on the ice, Jared Carle scored for the Royals with 35 seconds left to play to tie the game. Ryan Pawlikowski and Patrick Yates drew assists. Pawlowski had set up Grant Cooper’s goal just minutes before to

pull the Royals to within one. Yates finished the game with three assists and Pawlikowksi had two. Owen Scott, Corey Symington and TK Mwamba also scored for Richmond. Brad Benvenuti, Joey Laird and Dawson Maisonneuve added assists. Tourigny stopped 46 of 50 shots and both shots he faced in the shootout for the win. The Royals close out the regular season with a home game Sunday afternoon against the Winchester Hawks.

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Jaquemet scores winning goal as Major Atom Romans edge Stittsville in series opener Osgoode Richmond Romans Minor Hockey Report

sist. Jack Montgomery was the winning goalie.

Major Novice

The Osgoode Richmond Romans scored twice in the third period but their comeback fell short as the Nepean Raiders took a 3-2 win in Osgoode Feb. 11. Wyatt Allen and Adam Miller scored with Cole Dashnay assisting a pair and Easton Kelly assisting one. On Feb. 15 in Barrhaven, the Romans tied the Nepean Raiders 1-1. Wyatt Allen scored from Spencer Dey and Colin Dashnay. On Saturday in Manotick, the Romans bounced back to tie their series with a 4-2 win over the Romans. Adam Miller had an unassisted goal, Wyatt Allen scored from Colin Dashnay, Wesley Bean had an unassisted goal, and Dashnay scored from Allena and Dmitri Barresi. Dante Dinardo was the winning goalie.

The Osgoode Richmond Romans headed to Casselman for an Ottawa B Minor Hockey League game Sun., Feb. 11, and they were welcomed with a 9-1 loss courtesy of the Casselman-Embrun Ice Dogs. James Haggar scored the Osgoode Richmond goal from Chase Plosenski. On Thurs., Feb. 15, the Romans opened up their playoff series with Leitrim and skated to a 7-3 win. Ryan Clost had two goals and an assist and Chase Plosenski had a pair of goals. Cameron Sheppard and James Haggar had a goal and an assist, and Cameron Gibson also scored. Cole Boudreau had three assists for the Romans with Isaiah Walrond, Alex Shewfelt, Peter Novak, Colton Hart and Reid Hapke each picking up an as-

Minor Atom

Major Atom

Ryan Jaquemet scored with just two seconds left to play from Daniel Kean and Jimmy Boyd got the shutout as the Osgoode Richmond Romans edged Stittsville 1-0 at Johnny Leroux Arena Mon., Feb. 12. It was the first game of their series. The following night, the Romans were blanked 3-0 by Stittsville in Osgoode. Reed Cloutier scored twice for the Romans with Sam Fisher, Owen Chatland, Joel Brennan and Matthew Levecque also scoring. Gavin Hodges and Michael Maclean each had a pair of assists and Connor Hamilton added one assist. Jack Pemberton was the wining goalie. On Sunday at the Sensplex, the Romans lost 6-1 to Stittsville. Michael Chenier scored from Connor Labelle for the Romans.

Minor Pee Wee

On Sunday in Osgoode, the Romans faced Leitrim in the consola-

tion playoffs and won 3-1. Paul Beaudry, Gabriel Carty and Callum MacArthur scored for the Romans with assists going to Jack Knox and Carson Nixon. Peter Blythe was the winning goalie.

Major Pee Wee

The Romans opened up their Pee Wee Consolation playoffs with Cumberland at the Richmond Arena Saturday, dropping a 3-1 decision. David Kean scored for the Royals from Cole Haughton and Graeme Hollinger. On Sunday, the Romans lost 2-0 to the Ottawa Sting at the St. Laurent Arena.

Minor Bantam

The Romans opened their Consolation Playoff round series with Clarence Rockland Feb. 15 in Richmond and score three times in the third period for a 6-3 win.

Major Bantam

The Leitrim Hawks scored two goals in the

final minute of play to beat the Romans 3-2 in their playoff opener Feb. 11 at the Fred Barrett Arena. Carter Edwards and Robert Allen scored for the Romans with Max Bush, Nolan Edwards and Kaelen Knor had assists. Game 2 was Wed., Feb. 14 in Osgoode, and the Hawks took a 6-3 win. Carter Edwards scored from Max Bush and Camren Lacelle scored from Robert Allen to give the Romans a 2-0 lead, but the Hawks screamed back with four goals. Edwards added an unassisted goal for the Romans. On Saturday, the teams met again at the Fred Barrett Arena with Leitrim hanging on for a 4-3 win. The Romans took an early 2-0 lead as Nolan Edwards scored from Mitchell Cross and Matthew Kozak, and Trevor Christie scored from Camren Lacelle and Max Bush. The Hawks scored two in the second and two in the third. With the Rom-

ans’ net empty, Matthew Kozak scored from Preston Martin and Tristan Hotte, but it was not enough and the Hawks took the win.

Minor Midget

The Osgoode Richmond Romans opened their playoff series with the Mississippi Thunder Kings by taking a 4-2 win in Carleton Place. Cam Sherrer had a goal and an assist with Michael Thomas, Jack Gillis and Calum Payne also scoring. Connor Vanluit had a pair of assists with one each going to Justin Dagenais, Owen Richardson and Noel Klassen. Liam Antile was the winning goalie. On Thurs., Feb. 15 in Osgoode, the Thunder Kings bounced back with a 3-2 win, scoring two goals late in the third period. Cam Sherrer scored from Cole Ehrl and Noel Klassen, and Calum Payne scored an unassisted goal. Both goals came in the second period.

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Major Novice A

The Ottawa Valley Silver Seven tied the Kanata Blazers 3-3 in their Ontario Hockey East game at Beckwith Arena Tues., Feb. 13. Noah Whyte scored an unassisted goal, Cole Sarrazin scored from James Roy and Nevyn Trenholm, and Colby Nystedt scored from Carter Scott and James Roy. On Feb. 15 in Kanata, the Silver Seven won 4-0 over the Blazers on shutout goaltending by Jack Chipman. Bren Currie, Noah Whyte, Colton Sarrazin and Joshua Locke scored with Joshua Ralph and James Roy

earning assists.

Major Atom AA

Winston Yang had a goal and an assist and Finn Barton also scored but it was not enough as the Silver Seven lost 5-2 to the Gloucester Rangers Feb. 14 at the Sensplex.

Minor Pee Wee AA

The Silver Seven tied the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings 2-2 in Spencerville Mon., Feb. 12. Hunter McKnight scored an unassisted goal and then helped set up Cameron Menard’s goal. Yamato Montcalm also had an assist.

Major Pee Wee AA

James Parchell scored a pair of goals in the third period but the Ottawa

Valley Silver Seven fell short in a 3-2 loss to the Eastern Ontario Cobras in Casselman Feb. 12. JoJo Van Vliet had an assist for the Silver Seven.

Major Bantam AA

The Silver Seven erupted for six goals in the second period as they beat Seaway Valley 10-4 in their Ontario Hockey East game Feb. 12 in Maxville. Will Mierau had a hat trick and Kobe Blackburn and Owen Serjak each scored twice. Peyton Hernandez had a goal and two assists, Ian Kelly had a goal and an assist, and Patrick Haughian also scored. Michael Bernier had four assists, Samuel McElheran had two assists, and Parker Petruniak added one.

Evan Malloy and Carter Green shared goaltending duties. On Tuesday in Carp, the Silver Seven beat the Rapids 4-1. Samuel McElheran had two goals, Peyton Hernandez had one and Clark Noonan also had one. Noonan, Patrick Haughian, Will Mierau and Owen Serjak had assists. Carter Green was the winning goalie. Minor Midget AA On Tues., Feb. 13 in Beckwith, the Silver Seven lost 3-2 to Seaway Valley. Benjamin Langille and Dawson Evans scored for the Silver Seven with Langille and Tye Wetzel picking up assists. The Silver seven bounced back Friday with a 4-0 win over the Rap-

ids. Sean Edwards had the shutout for the Silver Seven. Thomas Aspropotamitis, Jacob Bertrand, Aaron McArdle and Benjamin Langille all scored in the win. Langille added two assists with Kevin Jorssen and Dawson Evans adding one each. Major Midget AA Mateo Crapigna had a shutout as the Silver Seven blanked Ontario Hockey Academy 5-0 Feb. 14 at the Cavanagh Sensplex. Carson Kazda had a goal and an assist with Brennan Kerwin, Ryan Bouley, Nicholas Noonan and Fraser Auchterloine also scoring. Noah Shannon, Keyan Hogan, Brian Arthur, Nick Grecco and Jack McEnery added assists. Friday, Tyler Austin had

the shutout as the Silver Seven beat OHA 6-0 in Cornwall. Carson Kazda, Cameron Dunn and Ryan Bouley had a goal and an assist while Noah Shannon, Keyan Hogan and Nathan Latulippe each scored. Fraser Auchterloine had two assists while Anthony Dozzi, Brennan Kerwin and Brian Arthur each had assists.

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Manotick’s Jamie Sinclair in PyeongChang as NBC Olympic curling commentator Disappointed by loss at Olympic trials, local curler says winning nationals would be a Band-Aid for her heart The dream Olympic curling match-up would have been Ottawa’s Rachel Homan facing her former teammate, Jamie Sinclair of Manotick, in the final for the gold medal. While the dream final would never take place, Sinclair still managed to find her way to PyeongChang, South Korea. Sinclair curls for the United States. She was born in Alaska while her father Graham, a military pilot, and her mother, Suzanne, a military air traffic controller, were stationed there. She had the rare distinction of being both the U.S. national curling champion and the Canadian university curling champion, as she won that title for the Carleton Ravens curling

team. At the Olympic trials in Omaha in November, Sinclair lost a best-ofthree final to the Nina Roth Team. “We played pretty solid through the round robin and finished as the top seed going into the playoffs,” Sinclair wrote on her Team USA blog. “The best-of-three playoffs had us tied at one win each, so it all came down to the last game. I would like to say I brought my best game to the finals, but I did not. We came up short, or in my case a bit heavy, and gave away the game. “The finals might not have gone our way but I think we, as a team, did all we could to prepare for this event and I am proud of that. We left no

stone unturned as they say in curling; it just wasn’t our day, so no regrets.” Sinclair is the second Manotick athlete in 12 years to narrowly miss a chance to compete in the Winter Olympics. In 2006, World Cup freestyle mogul skier Elisa Kurylowicz was dropped from the Canadian Olympic team just five days before she was to compete. The loss in the Olympic trials was a learning experience for Sinclair, and she is trying to make it a positive one. “This event felt different from anything I have experienced before,” Sinclair said. “Emotions were heightened; there was more pressure and more nerves. I felt I handled the pressure well


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Jamie Sinclair of Manotick and veteran broadcaster Jim Kozimor have some fun in the NBC booth at the Olympic curling competition in PyeongChang last week. TWITTER PHOTO

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SINCLAIR continues from page 19 She is working with veteran NBC broadcaster Jim Kozimor. Although missing the chance to compete at the Games was disappointing, Sinclair has had a busy two months. She got the chance to teach ESPN morning radio host Trey Wingo and NFL superstar Larry Fitzgerald how to curl. She competed with her team in the US Open and won. Sinclair called the win a “Band-Aid for her heart.” Then, it was off to Switzerland for a huge event with 32 teams from all over the world, including many national championship and Olympic teams. Her team won silver. As much fun as she is having covering the Olympics, though, she would rather be competing. “I have been watching and following, as much as I can, other athletes that have been qualifying for the Olympics in different sports,” she said. “I am very excited for them but after losing the finals to

get there myself, I can’t help but focus on the ones that lost their final, too. My heart breaks for them and I know that pain is real. We all know that we will recover and go on, but in that moment it hurts. I still have dreams about what if I did this or what if I did that, playing the last shot over and over; that also will fade in time. It sure as heck better. I like my sleep!” While in PyeongChang, Sinclair is trying to stay sharp for the U.S. National Championships, which take place after the Olympics. She knows that she has to put the Olympics behind her, as there is still a lot of curling left this season. “I would love to win that to put another Band-Aid on my heart,” she said. In the meantime, Sinclair will be enjoying her gig with NBC, and enlightening fans and newcomers to the sport with her insight and her magnetic giggle.

Manotick’s Jamie Sinclair, who curls for the United States because she was born in Alaska, lost the final of the US Olympic trials. She is in PyeongChang as a commentator for NBC, and will be looking at defending her US national championship in two weeks for the right to represent the US at the world championships. PHOTO BY RICH HARMER, USA CURLING



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