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Federal and Provincial governments sign Canada’s first housing benefit Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, in 2017 the Federal Government launched the National Housing Strategy (NHS) and in 2018 the Province of Ontario signed the bilateral agreement on housing. On December 19, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced that both governments will provide direct affordability support to Ontarians who are in housing need. The joint investment of $1.4 billion will be the first under the Canada Housing Benefit. The Canada-Ontario Housing Benefit builds on the Canada-Ontario Bilat-

Your voice in Queen’s Park Goldie Ghamari, MPP, Carleton

eral Agreement under the National Housing Strategy which will provide more than $5.75 billion to protect, renew and expand social and community housing, and support Ontario’s priorities related to housing repair, construction, and affordability. Today’s announcement demonstrates a shared commitment between Canada and Ontario to prioritize making housing affordable for Ontarians. Through the National Housing Strategy, more middle-class Canadians - and people working hard to join it will find safe, accessible and affordable homes. The Canada Housing Benefit is a key pillar of the National Housing Strategy that will

help families across Canada. Together, it will build strong communities where Canadians can prosper and thrive, now and for the future. Ontario’s government knows how important it is for the people of Ontario to have housing they can afford. They are working with the federal government to deliver on provincial priorities - including making housing more affordable. The new CanadaOntario Housing Benefit will give more options to people who are looking for housing that meets their needs and their budgets. The best results come from working together and that includes with all levels of government.

• In Ontario, the Canada-Ontario Housing Benefit will prioritize households in need that are on, or eligible to be on, a social housing waiting list and households in financial need living in community housing. This includes survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness, Indigenous persons, seniors and people with disabilities. • The Government of Canada will invest $2 billion in the Canada Housing Benefit across the country, which will be cost-matched by provinces and territories for a total $4 billion investment over 8 years, starting in spring

2020. The federal government and provinces and territories are working together to co-develop 13 housing benefit programs, one for each jurisdiction, that will respond to local housing affordability challenges. • The Government of Canada is currently rolling out its National Housing Strategy (NHS), an ambitious 10-year, $55 billion plan that will create 125,000 new housing units and lift 530,000 families out of housing need, as well as repair and renew more than 300,000 housing units and reduce chronic homelessness by 50 per cent. • Ontario is investing in the community hous-

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Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre to seek Conservative Party leadership By Manotick Messenger Staff Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre will be seeking the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. The news of Poilievre’s run for the party leadership was broken by the Toronto Star last week. The story, written by Alex Boutilier of the Star’s Ottawa bureau, also stated that Poilievre’s campaign would be chaired by former Nepean-Carleton MPP and Harper Government Cabinet Minister John Baird. The Star also reported that another top Conservative campaign manager, Jenni Byrne, will also play a major role in Poilievre’s campaign. The Star quoted a statement Poilievre made in both official languages to the

media after Former Tory leader Andrew Scheer stepped down. “We need someone who will stand up, fight back and win — stand up for our principles, fight back against the corrupt Liberal cabal, and win the next election,” Poilievre said. Poilievre has been a thorn in the side of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau since he became the Opposition Finance Critic. Trudeau was visible in the Carleton area during the recent federal election campaign to support Carleton Liberal candidate Chris Rodgers to paint the entire City of Ottawa map red on the federal political landscape. Poilievre also has a reputation as being one of the Conservative Party’s sharpest debaters in the House of Commons.

Poilievre’s victory in Carleton in the recent federal election was his sixth. His first win came in 2004, when as a young candidate and graduate of the University of Calgary, he defeated thenLiberal Minister of Defence David Pratt when the riding was Nepean-Carleton. His other victories over Liberal contenders in Nepean-Carleton came against Michael Gaffney in 2006, Ed Mahfouz in 2008, Ryan Keon in 2011, and Chris Rodgers in 2015 and 2019. Poilievre redrafted Canada’s whistle blower protection laws in 2006, and he and Baird worked together to pass the Federal Accountability Act. He was also responsible for the Children’s Tax Credit, which he took to Conservative leader Stephen Harper

after the idea was presented to him by the Taylor family in Osgoode. That year, he and Baird were also responsible for reducing the amount of rent paid by the Queensway Carleton Hospital to the NCC for the land on which the hospital stands to $1 per year. The leader of the Conservative Party of Canada will be announced in June. The party wants a leader in place in case the current Minority Liberal Government. “Right now, we don’t know how long is in this mandate therefore we felt it was important to get this done before the summer, the barbecue circuit, for the new leader to make plans and get ready for the policy convention in Quebec City,” Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt told CTV News.

Two local and tireless volunteers in the community are being recognized by the Manotick Messenger for their efforts in the community. Ann Robinson of the Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreations Association is our 2019 Manotick Messenger Al Corace Person of the Year, while Dale Greene of the Richmond Agricultural Society and the Richmond Lions Club is our inaugural 2019 RichmondHub.ca Person of the Year. Through the years, Robinson has been a tireless worker on MCPRA initiatives. In 2019, a project she and other MCPRA board members and volunteers had been working relentlessly on for years finally came to fruition as the docks at Mahogany Harbour finally became a reality. “There were times when the task seemed daunting, as a few in the community vociferously opposed the initiative; new (and expensive) requests were made from approval author-

ities; and permits were delayed resulting in some construction challenges,” Robinson said as she reflected on the completion of the project that was 25 years in the making. “But thanks to the collective efforts of many, Mahogany Landing got built and the most gratifying result is how the community has embraced this new window to the Rideau.” Robinson said the dock means something different to everyone in the community who uses it. “Families brought their picnic and played in the water; dog walkers stopped momentarily to take in the vista; local employees brought their lunch and enjoyed their break; lovers made a dock date; the young threw their fishing line out along side ‘grandpa’… and boaters tied up,” Robinson said. Now that the dock is here, it is up to the community to make sure it stays in optimal condition. “Moving forward we need

to all become ‘caretakers’ of this public space – pick up the garbage; respect the furniture; and report anything awry,” she said. “The site is now being maintained by the City of Ottawa, but the respect and TLC will come from the local community.” Dale Greene, meanwhile, is our RichmondHub.ca Person of the Year for his work in the community, particularly on the 175th annual Richmond Fair. Greene is going to be stepping down as the manager of the fair and the Richmond Agricultural Society. It is a position he has held since he retired from the federal government in 1996. Greene has grown the fair, and has also grown the activities throughout the year at the fairgrounds that support the fair. There are now five dog shows, six horse shows, the truck and tractor pull, and numerous other events that are held at the fairgrounds each year. He also looks after the an-

nual demolition derby at the fair. “When I started, there was a company from the U.S. that looked after everything for the derby,” Greene said. “They took care of everything. But then, one year they got stuck at the border and the derby was nearly cancelled. Plus, they were American announcers and they did not know how to pronounce names of local people. We would get complaints about that.” Greene said that the South Mountain Fair organizers helped him and his team learn the ropes in how to put on and organize the derby. “Our biggest challenge now is that there aren’t as many cars available,” he said. “Before, you could get as car for $100 and go in the derby. Now, those cars aren’t as easy to find as they are being sold for parts. There aren;’t a lot of big cars with 6’s and 8’s out there like there used to be.” Greene is also President

Ann Robinson, Dale Greene are our people of the year for 2019 of the Richmond Lions Club. When he retires from the Richmond Agricultural Society, he will have more time for the Lions Club. Sunday, he was braving the elements and manning the barricades for the Richmond Road Race. “Years ago, the Lions Club was strong and we had more than 20 members, then things started falling off,” he said. “When I agreed to become President of the Lions Club, there were two things I wanted to change. We now have official minutes for our meetings, which we never had. Also, I told them if I was going to be President, we were going to have women in the club. The days of service clubs being old boys clubs are long gone.” The turnaround for the Richmond Lions Club has been tremendous. “We got 12 new members and we now have more than 20 again,” he said. The Richmond Lions Club

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Shiverfest winter carnival is coming to Manotick January 24-25!

Manotick’s annual winter carnival is set for January 24 and 25 throughout the Village and has some new events on the agenda. Friday night features a free skating exhibition by the Rideau Skating Club at 6 p.m. in the Manotick Arena and a Timbits hockey game on the outdoor rink at the same time. The opening bonfire will warm you up beginning at 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Live music will be provided by Live 88.5 and free hot chocolate and Timbits will be provided by our local Tim Horton’s. A children’s Magic Show will follow in Kiwanis Hall at the Arena at 7:30 p.m. Saturday morning kicks off at the Arena Kiwanis Hall with the annual Kiwanis pancake breakfast from 7:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy pancakes, coffee


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and sausage for only $5. Children’s fun time by My Little Preschool and face painting will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., along with story time with the Manotick Public Library at Manotick Cooperative Nursery School. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your photo taken with Frosty and then tour the Manotick Fire truck. The popular horse-drawn sleigh rides and free hot chocolate compliments of CIBC will run from 10 – noon. At noon, our popular Chili

Cook-off opens for judging at the Manotick Legion. Five dollars gets you a ballot to vote for your favourite chili. Both amateur and professional chefs offer their best recipes for judging. If you have a great chili recipe, you can register by emailing Jane.dormon@gmail.com We have added a new event this year – toboggan races in Centennial Park on “Manotick Mountain”. Races begin at 2:30 p.m. and run until 3:30 p.m. There will be prizes! Our popular curling demos are back again. From 12:30 3:30 p.m., you can learn how to curl and practice throwing some rocks at the Manotick Curling Club. The afternoon also includes bingo, hosted by YOMA, at the Manotick Arena from 2:15 -4:15 p.m. Cards are free with

prizes donated by local merchants. The program ends with two Saturday night events featuring local entertainment and trivia questions. Open Mic at Creekside Bar and Grill starts at 8 p.m. and the popular fundraising trivia night at The Mill Tavern is from 7 to 10 p.m. Trivia night to support Park enhancement: Tickets for trivia are $15 and can be purchased at Manotick Office Pro. This year, the profits will go to the Centennial Park Enhancement Project to build an outdoor basketball court and revamp the skate park. Full Shiverfest details are available on our web site. We would like to thank all of our local businesses who have supported Shiverfest. We hope to see you there! And by the way, we can al-

ways use a couple of extra volunteers to help out for an hour or two on either date. If you are interested, let me know at president@manotickvca.org

Transportation Survey Closes January 24 The City has launched consultations on the Transportation Master Plan or TMP as part of the development of the Official Plan. The TMP is the City’s blueprint for planning, developing and operating its transportation networks, including pedestrian, vehicle and bicycle routes, over the next several decades. It prescribes transportation policies and identifies new infrastructure needed to serve the City as it grows. Over the next two years, the City will be reviewing the existing plan, updating it and

consulting with residents along the way. This is an opportunity to provide the City with feedback about truck routes, the need for infrastructure changes to accommodate more residents living in the south end and the need for better connectivity for cyclists between communities and for pedestrians within the Village. The consultation is being launched with an online survey at https://engage.ottawa. ca/transportation-master-plan. For Manotick residents, it is an important opportunity to voice your concerns about truck traffic through the Village as well as the need for better connections with the rest of the City. The deadline for survey input is January 24th.

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VOICE continues from page 8 Looking for storage space The Manotick Village and Community Association is looking for inexpensive storage space for its fleet of soap box derby carts, ramps, gazebos and assorted signs. We need about 100 -200 square feet of space. Please let me know if you can help us out by emailing president@manotickvca.org Around the Village More changes are happening along Main Street – the former Manotick Nails house

has been torn down in preparation for construction of a new building on that site. No final details as yet. The final step in the Main Street Revitalization grant has been completed. The lights on the Manotick sign at Bridge and Main were finally turned on to add to the Village ambiance. Family Story Time, Saturday and Tuesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Songs, stories and rhymes for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or

caregiver. This free event is being offered by the Manotick Public Library. YOMA – Friday Night Drop In, 7-9:30 p.m. For youth age 12-17. For more information, visit yoma.ca, email us at youth. of.manotick@gmail.com or call us at 613-296-1202 Got an event happening in Manotick? Please email president@manotickvca.org to get it included in an upcoming newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @ manotickvca and Facebook


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Tough times don’t last, tough people do

How to make provincial education spending pay off

From the outside, it might seem like the found in Bobby Ryan’s CHEO All-Star oddest of friendships. I’m an old man into Kids suite. On Friday mornings, she has her my, um, forty-teens. Bria, meanwhile, is a chemo treatment. On the way home, she is kid who just turned 13. We both love the what you would expect a young girl to be Troy Media -- One of the great advantages of Canada’s federation is that subnational govOur COttawa Ommunity Senators. We’re diehard fans. after a chemo session. She’s tired, nauseous ernments can experiment with ways of providing public services and adopt the best system. In the case of public education (a provincial responsibility), the provinces can look to QueShe celebrated her 13th birthday in style and fragile. But she’s strong. And brave. bec and British Columbia to learn about successful models of spending and delivery. as she and her family were guests in the suite And she’s a fighter. Messenger Editorial In terms of kindergarten-to-Grade-12 education, a recent Fraser Institute study found that of Sens owner Eugene Melnyk last ThursHockey Fights Cancer Night happened inflation-adjusted per-student spending increased in seven out of 10 provinces from 2012-13 day. I was able to spend a little bit of time to fall on a Friday night this year. It also Are you more Canadian to 2016-17, the most recent year of available Statistics Canada data. with them that night. fell on the day of her 50th The levelthan of per-student spendinggrader? varied significantly by province. Quebec ($11,543) and a fifth I gave her a present, chemo treatment. B.C. ($11,879) were the lowest-spending provinces. Saskatchewan ($15,423) and New BrunsFROM THE OTHER she got to meet Sens “Bria had never been able With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to wickreflect ($14,768) were the highest-spending. on what it means to be Canadian. Alumni members Lauto go to a game on a Friday Quebec spent 25Canadian per cent or $3,880 – less per student than Saskatchewan. Do we take being for – granted? rie Boschman and local night,” her mom, April, told Better yet, howlower do newlevels Canadians feel about being Canadian? of us and B.C. outperform students in And despite of spending, students in Some Quebec look upon immigrants and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but NHL and rural farming me. “She’s always too sick many higher-spending provinces. very willing to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you Jeffrey Morris attend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by NepeanAccording to Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores, the gold icons Fred and John Barand weak after the treatCarleton Pierre Poilievretesting, at Motherstudents Teresa High in Barrhaven lastoutperform students in Saskatchstandard ofMP international inSchool Quebec and B.C. rett. Her mom and dad, ment. But she told me there month, you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every ewan New Brunswick in all three test subjects: math, science and reading. In fact, Quebec newand Canadian. April and Kerry, have literally made me is no way she was going to miss this night.” They have understand, perhaps better all of performance us, what it means to be and B.C. consistently led inthan student in Canada. feel like part of their extended family since Bria made it to Hockey Fights Cancer Canadian. One explanation be the different approaches provinces use to deliver education. So how can the rest may of us have that very feeling? meeting them a month ago. Night. Her dad, Kerry, gave her some ginBev McRae photo The Conservative government has a solid idea. public education systems, relying on independent Quebec and B.C. have fairly simple At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery honoured its longest-servCancer is aSchool horrible word, but there are so ger ale and pretzels during the day – someJason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism schools to provide the bulk of educational choice, including religious-based instruction, al- garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s ing teacher/volunteer with a memorial and Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chalmany beautiful and wonderful playground. Left to right, MCNS Director ternative content-focused such as STEM (science, technology, en- Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a sup-friendships thing easy on her stomach. She cheered and lenging approaches middle and highand school students to take the programs citizenship test. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. and bonds that form because of it. Some enjoyed the game as any hockey fanatic The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the gineering and math). Historica-Dominion Institute, will see students study Discover Canada: the people are BFFs. Bria and I are one better would. Other provinces (including Saskatchewan) offer religious education and other programs Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship test. their public schools. And these provinces tend to have a moreSometimes that.just We are tumour best tobrain say nil buddies.COUNCIL If you or a family member have ever within complex public schoolit’s than “This will be a fun way for students to learn about Canada and feel proud CORNER system (Saskatchewan has three competing school systems, for example). November, spoke publicly dealt with cancer, you always remember the I’m finding myself at one of those bizarre cross- In wonder about things likeIhow come “underneath” is about my of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we roads to where everything I love about sports is about a word but no cancer one ever saysfor “overneath” when thetime as Ian The Quebec and governments financial eligible independent learn about our past and B.C. the people and events thatprovide made Canada what it issupport battle with the first life-altering moment when you learn of the Mayor Suzanne Dodge to collide with a large swatch of the population work- discussion pulled me back into soccer. today, we more proud to be Canadian. are inspired see how we provides schools. In become the Atlantic provinces and We Ontario, thetogovernment no financial support Mendes and Lee soVersage invited diagnosis. 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The Manotick I wanted to jump in and say something, butparty I tatedthe whenDiva Germany beat put them together 4-nil,” said thewithout me Messenger is mailed to bona fide subscribers in Rideau and Osgoode Townships for $36. The had words,” I told her. “Tough times don’t last, refrained. I couldn’t do it. mom wearing Crocs. publication is available by carrier for $36 or at newsstands for $1.00 per copy. Letters will be edited suspecting anything. was one tough people do.” for length, clarity and libellous statements. Display, National and Classified rates are available on If you are unfamiliar with the vuvuzela horn, then At this point, I couldn’t take It it anymore. Mount of the best John request. The Manotick Messenger is not responsible for the loss of unsolicited manuscripts, photos or you have not tuned into CBC over the Green: past two Patience erupted and out came sarcasm lava. days of my life. It also reminded me of how April told me last week that Bria repeats other material used for publication purposes. weeks. If you stumble across Our a World Cup soccer 2010 Person“I saw that match,” I said. “I can’t believe Ausgame on CBC, you will hear what sounds like TRY-lier looked so insipid to against lucky I am – lucky beDeutschland.” alive, lucky to have the words I told her when she’s down, and Publisher: Jeffrey Morris of are the 50,000 bees swarming the field. They notYear bees. The mom with the crocs was not impressed. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Morris Phone: 613-692-6000 an incredible wife, lucky to be surrounded she even made a sign for over her desk. 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 Phone: 613-692-6000 John Green, pictured with EsauMorris micky horns. she did acknowledge me with aand response. Managing Editor: Jeff Jeffrey by love and support, lucky to have metBLAKE’S “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.” email: Fax: 613-692-3758 Agostinho of the French Reporters: Bev McRae The funny thing about these Grace horns theyfor the“Who is your team?” she quipped, condescendCafe at is a that fundraiser Advertising: advert@bellnet.ca lifelong friends on my journey. They have become her words to live by. Marketing Mgr: Gord Logan Jeff Esau have become what has defined the 2010 World Cup. ingly. Manotick Project in Haiti at Editor: newsfile@bellnet.ca email: Longfields TAKES People who have been following the World Davidson Cup andHeights I did the only thing I could do, shouting loud on HockSo, yes, going to the Sens as game “She really wants to give other people News/sports: newsfile@bellnet.ca Office: High School in February, is Marketing Mgr:Angie GordDinardo Logan Advertising: advert@bellnet.ca people who have only seen 20 minutes of it in our person of passthe year as for I could. Photographer: Mike Carroccetto Editor: newsfile@bellnet.ca ey Fights Cancer fighting cancer hope and encouragement,” Blake McKim 2010. Agostinho was our ing have commented on these annoying yet relent“USA! USA! USA!” Night was a big deal for Office: Angie Dinardo News/ Sports: newsfile@bellnet.ca person of the year for 2009. less horns. Ironically, while the world has learnedme. topage 2.They turned their heads in disgust. The next 45 Photographer: Mike Carroccetto April told me. For the full story, see adapt these horns as the one thing they now know seconds were incredibly silent and awkward. for point, Bria, it was an The even bigger deal. She already is. And her positive attitude, about South African culture, the horns aren’t really But At that it was my turn. cashier We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada a part of their everyday lives. South African sports Bria scannedhad my Diet Coke and V-8 Fusion, and I was surgery, and then embarked on strength and bravery has become a source through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. enthusiasts have commented that they had never all set. Friday 10 am CLASSIFIED; Monday Advertising deadlines: DISPLAY, Monday 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. Friday noon a 70-week of chemotherapy. Every of inspiration with the Senators players, the seen nor heard a vuvuzela horn at a sporting event, “Would youjourney like plastic bags?” 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. Thursday night, her family road trips from building staff, and the many fans she has as annoying as the rest of the world does. I had never been so happy to pay five cents for a Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association Apparently, some now wealthy marketing genius plastic bag just toOttawa get the hell out Kingston to to there. stay at Ronald Mc- met along the way. Canadian Community Newspaper Association came up with the idea to mass produce and market Donald When there is aof Sens game Tough times don’t last, tough people do. these horns as a World Cup novelty. The plan JeffreyHouse. Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columnist worked, and now the rest of the world must endure Year. His book, nights, From the Other Skide, is avail- usually be on the Thursday they can And Bria is the toughest kid I know.


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“Closed” means “Closed” at Manotick Outdoor Rinks By Anne Robinson, President MCPRA

We all ignore a few ‘signs’ – go 50 kmh in the 40 zone; ignore the dogs ‘on leash’ sign; maybe slide through the ‘stop’ sign when we’re in a rush. But when you find the ‘Closed’ sign on our outdoor rink ripped up and displaced and tracks all over the ice that you’re trying to create…. it’s really aggravating! Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association is the steward of both McLean Park and Centennial Park outdoor

rinks. Getting outdoor rink ice established is an ‘art’… a very time-consuming art…requiring lots of patience and talent. This year especially, Mother Nature has not cooperated. You need a good base of snow…. we got rain… you need at least -8 degrees to flood; we’re hovering about -4. Manotick’s outdoor rink work is done completely by committed volunteers. It is NOT helpful when someone not only ignores the ‘Closed’ sign, but proceeds to skate on the outdoor rink ice that isn’t yet frozen.

As one of our volunteers rightfully complained, “I’m getting pretty frustrated with this rink. A couple of us spent between 2 and 3 hours patching and flooding this morning. We then put a closed sign over the door latch. I was just down to flood again [same day] - the sign had been ripped up and the ice had been skated on…before it had frozen. This is the second time this has happened this week. There doesn’t seem to be any respect or understanding as to the hours of work this takes.” “CLOSED” is closed for a reason – so that we can get the

rinks up and operational. Please respect the efforts of a few dedicated folks to provide a service that so many in our community enjoy. Thank you to the many patrons who are respecting the signs. Your cooperation is appreciated and will help expedite the opening of the rink. Updated ice conditions are posted on Instagram at odr_manotick. Instead of ripping up the sign and destroying the ice, grab a hose or a shovel and lend a helping hand, contact: manotick.odr@gmail.com

where to find it if ever needed. For example bank account numbers and bank locations and record automatic deposits and withdrawals to bank accounts and credit cards. 5. Power of Attorney is another thought - a power of attorney is a legal document that gives the authority to make decisions on your behalf. Usually for your health care, property

and finances. It is very important that the family knows who that person is. 6. Organ Donation - many people have signed organ donor cards. It is very important that, if you have signed a card, that your family is aware of this. 7. Funeral Wishes - just the thoughts may sound morbid but, if your future funeral de-

Health conversations you should have with family and loved ones

I have been thinking that there are many health conversations that we all need to have. Having to talk about many things is tough but if you wait for a crisis to discuss your health, finances and yes, future wishes it may be even harder. I can think of many things that you should discuss. It is hard to talk about some topics but a “road map” of these and a perspective of the topics may break the ice. 1. Knowing family medical history is one way that may help manage your life like family history of diabetes, cancer, addiction, mental, or genetic components. You can find out simply by asking other family members. 2. Your Will and Estate, whether you are young, older,

THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis

single or married, or have children - if you have any assets of value then you should have a will. 3. Finances are always a stressful topic but it is a relevant conversation whether with the partner or parents or family member. 4. Personal Documents From your computer passwords to your banking documents and credit cards you should share the location of this information with a trusted one so they know





tures, paintings, books, jewellery, antiques or other specific items that you would like to go to a certain person or organization - then spell it out, record it separately. 9. There may be another whole situation to consider to record and that could be the future of the animals, pets or otherwise. Their future is important to you and them.

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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH St. Mark hoop star learns from seniors at Orchard Walk Being OTHS Student Council President a rewarding experience Name: Michel Semaan

Age: 17 Name: Melita Wyche School: St Mark High Age: 17 Parents: Elie & Christine

School: Osgoode Township Brothers: Anthony (13), High Ecole Secondaire Franco Cite Grade: 12 Sisters: Alexia (25), attended Ecole Secondaire Parents: Heather and FranDenco Cite and Ottawa University, nis Wyche graduated with a degree in Criminology Sisters: April (20), OTHS, UNB Fredericton. Violet Pets: “My sister’s dog, (20), Canterbury (vocals), Pepe” Carleton University. Ivy (22), St. Mark, Algonquin Pet Peeves: “I dislike it College. when people judge or discriminate others before getTwothem, dogs,or Ewok tingPets: to know place and Pixie, and a judgement on themcat. because of a mistake they made. Lastly, Part-time Work: “Cheerwhen people don’t work their leading because and tumbling hardest, they arecoach only at Kemptville Infinity in hurting themselves.” Kemptville.) Part-Time Work: “I work Subjects: as aFavourite server at Orchard Walk “Math and Chemistry. Retirement Community. I getI enjoy labs andpeople, probto workdoing with amazing



and enjoy building great relationshipsbywith senior resiPhillthe Potter dents. I enjoy conversing with them and learning their lem solving. Sincefrom the conlife experiences.” cepts are not broad, and there isn’t much interpretaFavourite Subjects: “I tion to be done, it’s more enjoy businesssolving, and accountjust problem which ing becauseme it requires is classes, what makes enjoy knowledge andthecreativity those classes most.” to problem solve. I also enjoy collaborating fellowGreatest students What with is your on assignments and projects.” Accomplishment? “Earning the title of Student Coundo you readcil What President at enjoy my school. ing pleasure? Theforprocess was“I love not readeasy, ing novelsand suchmade as theit but fantasy I persevered Harry Potter series, because through, even though thereI can relate to the strong friendwere setbacks along the ships Harry, and way. between It has also beenRon a very Hermione. I enjoy reading rewarding accomplishment, about their wildso adventures as I’ve gained many opthey face throughout their high portunities, and gotten to school life.with My favourite book network other youth in themyself.” series is The Goblet of like

Fire, because I was the same age as the main characters when I first read it and could relate to them. I found that in Activities/Interests: this particular the au“Both inside book, and outside thor developed the characters of school, I enjoy particiallowing reader different to get to pating intheseveral know them more. I hope vissports. These includetosocitcer, Universal Studios in Orlando futsal, volleyball, coed to experienceand the Harry volleyball, touch Potter footthemed parks.” ball. I also enjoy traveling and learning about different Who isandyour favourite locations cultures. I’ve author? “My favourite autravelled to many places thor is J.K. Rowling, because and I find it very interin my opinion, she is one of esting how every culture the best fantasy novel authors. has unique traditions and She really knows how to desubcultures. My favourite velop characters and create an place is Norway, because imaginable world that people there is such beautiful would love to experience. Her places all over the country novels appeal to people of and amazing hiking. The all ages who can relate to the next location I wish to travcharacters and experiences she el to is Iceland, because it’s writes about.” a very open country, with very kind iscitizens, and lots What Your Greatest to see.” Accomplishment? “My biggest sense of accomplishment Why did get their inis helping kids you develop volved inskills, whatathleticism, you do? basketball “I got involved in Student– and their self-confidence Council because I saw it like so many coaches did for as an to make me. I’veopportunity worked at Above The

Rim, a summer camp with Coach Richard Peters, and more summer camps around the city.” a difference in my school, and to get a different perSchool onActivities: “This spective all aspects of year I’m playing the school. I was basketball a cheeron the St. Seniorbut teamI leader for Mark 10 years, (coached by Richard Peters), could no longer continue which played for so sinceI due toI have concussions, grade 8. Hopefully, we win turned to coaching. It has our division championship given me an opportunitythis to year! I will also be participatcontinue in the sport, even ing in STEM Club ran by Nathough I can no longer pardia Loder and Erin Kelley.” ticipate in it.”

Other Activities: “I play Career Goals: “After for the U19 Nepean Blue Devhigh school I hope to go to ils Basketball team (coached university somewhere near by Corey Munro). We are 12 the east coast; hopefully in players on the team, practicing kinesiology. top choice twice a week My - hoping to havschools are University of ing a strong season!” New Brunswick in St. John, andWhy Dalhousie in Halifax. did you get inAfter that, I hope pursue volved with what toyou do? a“My career in either athletic family introduced me to therapy, orwhen education.” basketball I was very

young. I fell in love with the sport, and have been playAfter suffering numerous ing it ever since I was 9 years concussions, Melita old. Basketball enablesWyche me to turned to coaching. escape everyday stresses, and PHILL POTTER PHOTO allows me to challenge my-

Michael Semaan is a student-athlete at St. Mark High School who is excelling in the basketball court. Phill Potter photo

self physically and mentally. I joined Stem Club this year to try something new and enjoy meeting people with similar interests.” Career Goals: “Next year I’m planning to attend Algon-

quin College in one of their Business programs. I’m hoping to one day be successful in business – perhaps an entrepreneur – and make enough money to buy an American muscle car, and continue to build my sneaker collection.”

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• Social Bridge Club in Manotick - Come join us miscellaneous other goodies will be available for night at 7:00 pm29th in the basement (613-838-2931) • every OttawaMonday Futsal Club entering their season indoor •sale. Old Time Fiddle Music & Dance - East Osgoode Greely ofsoccer. St. Leonard’s Church (5332 Long Island Road). Youth boys & girls, women, men & coed. Players / Assoc, First Friday of each month, invites & welcome The is only $3levels. and League light starts refreshments are • all 4-Hand Euchre Philips Parish Hall, teamscost wanted. All skill October ends Musicians, Dancersat& St. Listeners. Greely Community provided. This club has been running for decades 127 Burke Street, Richmond, will be held on April 2020. Please go online at www.futsalottawa.com. Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, Greely. For additional info and we do not play for masterpoints. We are a very Wednesday, November 27th and December Early bird ends September 21st call 613 489-2697. friendly club and all levels of bridge players are 11th at 7:00 p.m. All euchre players welcome. welcome. For further information, please contact Includes a light lunch. For additional • Neil Ottawa Newcomers Club - For women who have recently •information Thursday Fun please Night forcall adults and children. An optional at 613-692-4924. 613-489-3996. moved to this area; (and those who have experienced a life change), would Christmas like to meetBake new •significant ST. PHILIP’S CWLand Annual people of take similarplace interests by joining our many group Sale will on Saturday, December 7th activities. information from 9:00More to 11:30 a.m.at:inottawanewcomersclub.ca the Father Michael Gillissie Hall, St. Philip Parish, 127 Burke Street, or by contacting newcomersclubottawa@gmail.com.

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• Ottawa Newcomers Club - For women who moved toDance this Club area; •have Fridayrecently Night Country Music & The(and Greelythose Legion who have experienced a significant life change), the fourth Friday of each month. Bring along an instrument to and to meet new people of similar play,would or comelike in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. interests by joining our many group activities. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: More information at: ottawanewcomersclub. 613-822-1451 or 613-826-6128. ca or by contacting newcomersclubottawa@ gmail.com. • Tuesday Dance Party The Greely Legion hosts live music on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 pm - 4:00 alongFiddle an instrument to play, or come in- toEast sing, • pm. OldBring Time Music & Dance listen and dance. Admission FREE. Friday Greely Legion, 8021 Osgoode Greely Assoc,is First of each Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613month, invites & welcome all Musicians, Dancers 826-6128. & Listeners. Greely Community

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We are now into the second week of the new decade. My office has reviewed many of the ongoing issues, and we have already started working towards accomplishing our goals. Reliable transit, proper road maintenance and snowplowing are chief among them. The City is currently updating many of its major policy documents, such as the Official Plan, the main policy document that outlines how the City will grow. This is especially important for those of us in Ottawa’s south end who are witnessing and living with the explosive growth in Barrhaven, Riverside South, Findlay Creek, Richmond and Manotick. The Transportation Master Plan, which guides the City in planning to upgrade and building new roads. The Solid Waste Master Plan is also undergoing an update. This specific plan will lay out how Ottawa will deal with its waste, specifically its garbage and recycling materials. Will we be moving

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January 24 - January 25

For a detailed description of events and a list of our sponsors, visit www.manotickvca.org FRIDAY, JANUARY 24




Centennial Park


Beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Manotick Arena - Kiwanis Hall


7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

Manotick Arena 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.


CURLING 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


SHIVERFEST January 24th & 25th

Manotick Arena - Kiwanis Hall 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

CHILDREN’S FUN TIME Manotick Arena - Kiwanis Hall

January 24th & 25th


Join us for sleigh rides, Join usbreakfast, for sleighskating, rides, pancake pancake bonfire,breakfast, toboggan skating, races, bonfire, toboggan races, curling, bingo, music curling, bingo, music chili cook-off, chili cook-off, & more! & more!

Centennial Park – Manotick Mountain 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Mill Tavern Restaurant


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Centennial Park

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Manotick Legion, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

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MCPRA’S Centennial Park Enhancement Project)


Manotick Legion, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

Creekside Bar and Grill Beginning at 8 p.m.

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How chocolate became tied to Valentine’s Day

Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate lovers typically have a favorite type of chocolate, whether it’s creamy filled truffles or chocolate pieces with fruit or nut fillings. The tradition of gifting chocolate is anything but new. Chocolate and other sweet treats have been offered for centuries as prized gifts. Even ancient Aztecs and Mayans celebrated chocolate and saw it as a hot commodity. Drinks made of cacao beans would be given as presents to people of high status. Chocolate also would be offered to the gods as a token of appreciation. Cacao beans were even used as a form of currency at one point. During the 17th century, chocolate consumption grew considerably across Europe. Chocolate houses cropped up in London, and the French elite often indulged in chocolate. Chocolate’s popularity continued to grow, but the dessert was not linked to Valentine’s Day until nearly 200 years later. In the mid-1800s, an enterprising individual named

Richard Cadbury was looking for a way to make chocolate even more popular than it already was. He sought out a method to make drinking chocolate more palatable and created “eating chocolates.” These chocolates were packaged in decorative boxes. Eventually, Cadbury saw the benefit of putting images of cupids and roses on the boxes. Cadbury even designed chocolate boxes in the shape of hearts that could be saved as mementos. These chocolates soon became intertwined with Valentine’s Day celebrations. On the other side of the Atlantic, Milton Hershey dabbled in commercializing chocolate as well. Hershey began as a caramel maker, but experimented with covering the caramels in chocolate in 1894. Hershey would go on to develop one of the most successful brands of chocolate in the United States, which included the famous Hershey bar. In 1907, Hershey launched production of tear-drop shaped “kisses.” (The chocolates were given their unusual name because of the “smooching” noise made by the

chocolate when being manufactured.) The kisses became wildly popular and made for affordable chocolate gifts on Valentine’s Day. Many other chocolate manufacturers soon began packaging their chocolates in special boxes for Valentine’s Day. Russell Stover and Whitmans are two such manufacturers who have long specialized in heart-shaped boxes or other decorative Valentine’s gifts. Traditionally, men have gifted women with boxes

of chocolate for Valentine’s Day. However, that role is reversed in other areas of the world. For example, in Japan, women give gifts - namely chocolates - to the men in their lives to express love, courtesy or social obligation. This tradition first began in 1936 when confectioner Morozoff Ltd. ran the first ever Valentine’s Day ad in Japan through a local English newspaper. By the 1950s, other Japanese confectioners were following suit. Chocolate has long been

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A New Year, a Better You

A new year has begun! This will find many of us pledging to improve in some way. According to leading wellness professionals and happiness experts, improving bonds with other people is essential to a happy life, so any resolution that strengthens relationships is sure to make you happier. Key in keeping you connected to your loved ones is your ability to hear. Unfortunately, one in ten of us have hearing loss. If unaddressed, even the slightest hearing loss has significant consequences. Your relationships suffer as loved ones become mumblers, punchlines are missed and asking to repeat becomes a nuisance. Indeed, untreated or improperly treated hearing loss has a pronounced negative impact on your quality of life and overall happiness. Be resolved to address this and improve your relationships this year! Here are a few do’s & don’ts to help you reach your goal of improving your relationships through better hearing. DO Consult an Audiologist. Much like you would consult a Dentist for a sore tooth or an Optometrist for blurred vision, the Audiologist is the Healthcare professional to consult when hearing concerns arise. Audiologists have a Masters or Doctorate level of education and

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The MessengerNEWS Thirteen years after losing her sister, Hannah Otto tells her story By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger

It’s not that the memories are fading. There are just not enough of them. “When you think about it, we were only together for a few years,” Hannah Otto said. “I have memories, and I miss her, but we were both so young. We didn’t have a lot of time together as sisters.” Hannah was seven when her little sister, Maddy, passed away at Roger Neilson House at the age of five. On Sunday, the day Maddy would have celebrated her 18th birthday, family and friends gathered at the Pinecrest Cemetery to do what they have done every year since January, 2008. They gather at Maddy’s grave, they sing happy birthday, and they release balloons into the sky. Many of them were superhero balloons with Batman or Spider-Man on them. Maddy loved superheroes. “I remember sometimes my friends and I would be dressed up like princesses and we would all be wearing pink,” Hannah recalled with a smile. “And then Maddy would always be there in her Batman costume.” Maddy had been with her family at the cottage when she awoke from a nap and her parents noticed something was wrong. She was taken to CHEO. Maddy had an inoperable tumour on the stem of her brain, and it was bleeding. Two days later, Maddy passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and closest friends, at Roger Neilson House adjacent to the CHEO campus. Dean and Jeanine Otto, and Maddy’s older sister, Hannah, had their world turned upside

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otto continues from page 14 “I still didn’t really know what was going on,” Hannah recalled. “But we had family from across Canada arriving, and everyone was hugging so I knew it must have been serious.” On July 17, 2007, Maddy Otto passed away peacefully at Roger Neilson House. “When it really hit me was when they put her in the vehicle and she was taken away,” Hannah said. “That’s when I realized I would never see my sister again, and that she was gone. I cried and kicked and screamed. It was awful.” Although Maddy’s stay in Roger Neilson House only lasted for a few hours, her passing marked a starting point for the Otto family to become connected with the children’s hospice for life. They were in bereavement groups and had access to counselling. A year after Maddy’s passing, the Otto family became ambassadors for the first ever Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House. The first Maddy’s Gala, organized by some close family friends, was held at the Monterrey Inn on Prince of Wales Drive with a goal of raising $10,000 for Roger Neilson House. Little did they know that their work for Roger Neilson House was just beginning. “After Maddy’s passing, we spent a lot of time at Roger Neilson House,” Hannah said. “There were support groups and I met other kids who were going through similar things. I didn’t realize it then, but looking back, it really helped me get through some difficult times.” Maddy and Hannah shared a bedroom. As you would ex-

pect, the room felt empty for Hannah. “We shared a room and had bunkbeds,” Hannah said. “She was on the bottom bunk, and I was on top. We were always talking and laughing. I remember I would be just about to fall asleep, and Maddy would kick my bed from underneath, and she would be giggling and laughing. I would get really mad, but then I would do something to her when she was about to fall asleep, and I would be giggling and laughing.” Through the years, Hannah also has some keepsakes. She still has a few pieces of Maddy’s clothing in her drawers. She also has something very special. “One day a friend of my mom’s asked if she could have some of Maddy’s clothing,” Hannah said. “We gave her some things, not really knowing what she was doing. Eventually, she showed up with a quilt she had made out of Maddy’s clothing. It was so beautiful and so thoughtful. I slept with it every night for years. I’m trying to save it and keep it safe and in good condition.” While Maddy’s Gala has grown through the years, Hannah has grown with it. Children were not at the first few galas, but eventually, Hannah became a part of the event. “I think during the first one I went to, I fell asleep after dinner and slept on a chair beside my grandparents most of the night,” she said. “But through the years there are things that really jump out. I remember walking into the room with my parents the music playing as we were

introduced. And we see the same people back every year. They come every year to support us and to remember Maddy, and we are so thankful for them and for the gala’s sponsors.” The gala has grown into one of the largest events of the year for the Sens Foundation and Roger Neilson House. But it is still as raw and emotional as it was in its first year. It may not be Ottawa’s biggest event of the year, but it is certainly the most powerful. “I am so proud of my parents for everything they have done and how hard they have worked on the gala,” Hannah said. “Sometimes I can’t believe that they have been able to keep it going and for it to keep growing. But I think a lot of it has to do with Maddy. She was such a magnetic person. Everyone is so drawn to her, just like I was.” Hannah believes her sister would be pleased with the legacy they have created for her. “I think she would be proud of us,” Hannah said. “My mom and dad have been able to take the darkest moment of our lives and create a silver lining. You can never turn what happened into something positive, but something good has come out of it.” Hannah said that raising a million dollars seems unthinkable, but there is something even more important than the money. “Through the gala, we have given hope to a lot people who need it,” Hannah said. “That’s a lot more important than any amount of money we have raised. I

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The MessengerSPORTS Freezing rain and slush doesn’t stop Richmond Road Race runners By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger

They say that rain, snow, sleet and hail won’t stop the mail from being delivered. And, evidently, it won’t stop runners from doing what they love to do. The 38th annual Richmond Road Race took part in the freezing rain, slush and snow Sunday. The event was once again a sell out, with runners coming from all over the region to take part in the event. Organizers and volunteers inside South Carleton High School worked to provide comforts for the runners to keep them nourished, hydrated, and most importantly, warm. “The weather in this race is always something we have to keep an eye on,” said Ian Fraser of Run Ottawa. “Some years we have extreme cold, this year we had freezing rain and snow. In some of the summer races, there is extreme heat and humidity.” Fraser said that despite the icy weather and freezing rain, postponing the race was not a serious consideration. “One of the challenges with a winter race is to make sure all of the runners give themselves enough time to get here,” Fraser said. “The roads were bad so it took runners a little longer to get here and park and to get warmed up.” The conditions were not ideal – Fraser likened running in the soft snow and slush to ‘running on the beach’. “The one thing that runners see in this race is that their times are not as good as they would like to see,” Fraser said. “But they are not running in ideal conditions.” Fraser added that the event is continually growing in popularity as, locally, it is the first race of the year. “We are at capacity,” he said. “We were sold out again this year, and with the facilities at the high school, we can’t accommodate any more runners. We would love to grow, but we are maxed out, and we have been for the past few years.”

The 10km race was won by Brendan Howard, who crossed the line in 38 minutes and 37.3 seconds, two minutes ahead of his closest competitor. He was running in the Male 20-29 category. Carrington Pomeroy, also in the M20-29 category, was second with a time of 40:37.6. Marco Cote was third, and first in the M4049 category in 40:49.2. Sean McCullough was fourth and first in the M30-39 category in 41:37.6. Rick Hellard, who finished 11th overall, was best in the M50-59 category in 44:41.5 while Richard Sevigny, 16th overall, won the M60-69 category in 46:23.5. Ben-Zion Caspi, who finished 92nd overall, won the M70-79 category in 1:00:09.5. The first female to cross the finish line was Leslie Sanderson, 24th overall.

She also won the F50-59 division in 48:10.2. Stephanie Gordon, who won the F40-49 division, was right behind her in 48:15.8. Kristel Gauthier topped the F3039 division in 52:00.2 while Mia Viau won the F20-29 division in 56:10.5. Lucie Boudreau won the F60-69 division in 58:58.0. Merv Hodgson was 78th overall and won the M80 and over division. A total of 219 runners took part in the 10k race. In the 5k race, Robin Bruneel was first to cross the finish line, winning the M30-39 division in 20:57.2. Connor McFayden was second, winning the M2029 division in 21:09.3. Matthew Savard was third and won the M40-49 division in 21:42.0. Evan Raz was fourth, winning the M15-19 category in 21:54.1. Lukas

Raz was fifth in 22:14.1 to win the M14 and under division. Steve Gamble was sixth, winning the M50-59 division in 23:43.7. Rick Royce, who was 12th overall, was first in the M60-69 division. Douglas McGinn was 45th overall and won

the M70-79 division. Lana Saunders, who finished eighth overall, was the first woman to cross the line, winning the F40-49 division in 23:57.7. Alexandra Williams won the F3039 division, finishing 13th overall in 24:20.1. Sophie Saunders-Lambert was 21st overall and won the F14 and under division, while Heather Lewis was 22nd

overall and won the F5059 division. Lydia Butler was 36th overall, winning the F60-69 division. Janet White was 57th overall and won the F70-79 division, while Emily Van Koppen won the F20-29 division and finished 59th overall. Claire Collis won the F80 and over division. A total of 171 runners competed in the 5k race.

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Royals earn point after comeback sends second place Embrun into OT By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger

The Richmond Royals began the CCHL2 junior hockey new year the same way they closed out 2019. The boys are punching above their weight class. The Royals, in seventh place in the CCHL2 Martin Division, hosted second place Embrun Sunday afternoon at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre. The Royals trailed 4-1 in the third period but clawed

their way back into the game with three goals to force overtime. Although Embrun won, the Royals once again stole a point and continued to prove that they are on par with the top teams in the league. Sunday, the Panthers struck first as Cameron MacMillan and Cayden Martin scored to give Embrun a 2-0 lead. Embrun’s Tristan Taillefer scored late in the second period, but the Royals responded a minute later as

Adam Goodfellow scored his 12th of the year from Ryan Mann and Patrick Yates to put Richmond on the board. Less than a minute into the third period, the Panthers increased their lead to 4-1 as Martin scored an unassisted shortie. The Royals got the goal back later in the power play as Patrick Yates scored his 15th goal of the year from Curran Gilmour and Ryan Martin. Late in the third period, as they have done numerous

times this year, the Royals rallied. Yates notched his second of the game from Goodfellow and Mann with 6:32 left, and Gilmour’s fifth of the season from Mann and Dawson Evans with 3:57 left tied the game at 4-4. In overtime, the Panthers

netted the winner as Mathieu Brennan scored his third goal of the year. Brennan was the game’s first star, while Richmond’s Adam Goodfellow was the second star and Embrun’s Nathan Brown was third star. The Royals have a pair of

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