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MANOTICK MESSENGER

Wow! What A Year!!

I wanted to thank everyone who organized, facilitated, and helped run all of our Manotick BIA events last year. They were all absolutely successful. I am honoured to announce that I am the Chair for the Manotick BIA for the next four years. It has been my privilege to serve in this capacity for the past four years. I am very excited to take on the next four! It takes a village (no pun intended) to run the Manotick BIA. I have many people to Thank and acknowledge for all the time spent into volunteering to help with the events. I have an excellent Executive and Board of Directors, on the Manotick BIA. You cannot always see behind the scenes, the dedication, the hard work and the planning. This Board has been fantastic at putting Manotick first. We are so fortunate to have so many awesome local businesses volunteer with this organization. I would also like to recognize the most excellent support we have had from our Councillor Mr. Scott Moffatt. He has helped our Organization to his full Capacity. Any concerns or issues have always been met with openness and solutions. Mr. Moffatt helped us get seven extra parking spaces on our very busy Main Street this past year! We are grateful for all his support. We are also very pleased that he, too, will join us on the Board for the next four years. In keeping with the Municipal Elections, we have a new Board for the next four years, made up of some past directors and some new ones. Manotick BIA New Board of Directors: Dr. Salima Ismail – Chair –Chiromax of Manotick Michelle VandenBosch – Vice Chair – Rebelpetal Adam McCosham – Treasurer – Manotick Home Hardware Michael Mirsky – Landlord Manotick Home Hardware, Past Chair Dr. Victoria Clarke – Chiromax of Manotick Jim Stewart – Manotick Office Pro Dr. George Michaliszyn – NIN Collection & Boutique Leigh Currie – Urban Design Co. Dot Janz - Black Dog Bistro Jennifer Holmes - Manotick CIBC Dianne Pritchard – Just Imagine Transitions, Past Vice Chair Councilor Scott Moffatt – City of Ottawa Donna Smith- Executive Director Extraordinaire I would like to thank our Executive Director Donna Smith, who ALWAYS has MANOTICK FIRST foremost on her mind. Thank you Donna for going that extra mile when necessary (the Sunday morning runs to get things organized was very much appreciated and has not go unnoticed). I would like to thank all our Businesses and Volunteers who always step up to help us out. From putting up Balloons, to handing out Sunflowers, to getting our village ready for The Taste of Manotick, to getting Valentine’s Day ready, to setting up the Women’s lounge to stuffing pouches and Easter Eggs with Manotick Money. I would like to thank Jen (CIBC), Nancy (Maritime Travel), Dianne and Norma (Just Imagine Transitions), Andrew and Lynn (Impact Signs), The Mill staff, Jeff and staff (Le Splash), Michelle and Gary ( Rebel Petal), Dot and KJ ( Black Dog), Gary and Jeff ( Manotick Messenger), Dr. Victoria and Hafeez ( Chiromax), Jessic and Staff (Mill Street Florist), Lisa ( Manotick School of Music), and our awesome volunteers Margo Belanger, Linda Reasbeck and Iman Abdulla. I would also like to recognize the partnerships within the Community that mean so much to the Manotick BIA. President, Grace Thrasher, MVCA and all the members of the Task Force For taking the initiative,Gary Coulombe, President, The Manotick KIWANIS; Parks and Recreation, President, Anne Robinson, The Watson’s Mill Staff and Dr. Victoria Clarke, President, Rideau Chamber of commerce. These partnerships have helped us attain $40,000 to spruce up Main Street (Which will be taking place this spring!), $7500 for our awesome mural in the Mill Street Parkette, $15,000 for the Docks and the most generous help from the Kiwanis to facilitate our events. I would like to thank all our businesses in the Manotick BIA. When an event is deemed to be successful; it is because of your participation that we can ensure success! I encourage your continued participation. I would also like to congratulate everyone who came out to The Black Dog, at 8am,in -36 C, to attend our Manotick BIA AGM. It was great to see everyone out. I would also like to thank Scott, Pierre and Goldie, all our representatives of all three levels of Government, who attended our AGM and always support our businesses. I would like to end by thanking all our Manotick and surrounding area Community, who support and attend all of our events. It is because of your shopping local, that we are able to run our businesses and ensure the long term viability of all our businesses! We are now looking forward to Valentine’s Day! Remember to shop local: Flowers, Gifts, Restaurants, Gift Certificates and more! See you around the village! Regards, Dr. Salima Ismail, Chair, Manotick BIA Chiropractor, Chiromax of Manotick


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The MessengerNEWS Business throughout local communities need to support each other

I would like to wish everyone all the best for 2019. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and had time to connect with friends and family. My staff and I have hit the ground running in the New Year. We are working hard to ensure that your voices are heard at Queen’s Park.

Businesses in Carleton

On Friday January 11, I attended the Manotick Business Improvement Area AGM, graciously hosted by Dot Janes at the Black Dog Bistro. On Tuesday January 15, I attended the Osgoode Ward Business Association Breakfast Series, graciously hosted by Gino Milito at Orchardview Wedding & Event Centre. I always appreciate getting an opportunity to listen to our small (and sometimes not so small!) local business owners. It’s also important for me to personally update everyone on what our prov-

incial government is doing to ensure Ontario is open for business. I cannot stress enough the importance of supporting our local businesses. They are the life blood of Carleton’s economy: providing us with the goods and services we need while creating meaningful employment. One big takeaway from these meetings was how critical it is for local businesses to support each other. A big obstacle that stops local businesses from competing with big box stores is that not everyone knows about all the goods and services they offer. That’s why business associations like the Manotick BIA and OWBA are critical in Carleton. They provide local businesses the opportunity to get together and learn more about each other so that they can better inform local residents. I would be pleased to at-

tend your business or community association event. Please contact my office for more information.

High School Petition

On Saturday Jan. 12 and Sunday Jan. 13, my staff and I joined Laurie Rogers and the Riverside South Community Association inside Moncion’s Independent Grocer. We collected over 1100 signatures for a petition to put shovels in the ground and start building Riverside South’s first public high school. I have been working tirelessly, advocating for construction to begin as soon as possible. The need is clear. In continuing these efforts I will present this petition at Queen’s Park when the Legislature begins its spring session to help ensure that this important initiative is carried out.

OSPCA Ruling

An Ontario Superior Court judge recently found

that some of the enforcement powers held by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were unconstitutional. They have given the provincial government 12 months to rewrite the laws in a manner that is consistent with the Constitution. I WANT YOUR INPUT: Please email or call my office with any suggestions on possible changes. I will be taking your submissions to the Attorney General, the Hon. Caroline Mulroney.

Agriculture:

Last month, the Hon. Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced the creation of an advisory committee that will be coming up with new perspectives on driving growth in the sector without adding new regulatory burdens. The committee will begin meeting regularly starting early this year. Please contact me to re-

Carleton MPP F=Goldie Ghamari spoke at the Manotick BIA AGM at the Black Dog Bistro Fri., Jan. 11. ceive regular updates on their work or wish to provide your feedback to the Minister.

We are here to serve

My constituency office is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and I have 4 full-time employees helping me serve the people of Carleton. If you require assistance

on any matter, please contact me at any time. It’s why I’m here. Even if it’s not a provincial issue, I’ll make sure to connect you with the proper office. - Goldie Your voice at Queen’s Park

GOLDIE GHAMARI,MPP CARLETON Goldie’s story, in her own words: “My parents immigrated to Canada in 1986 – I was only one at the time. They left everything behind in Iran because they believed Canada would give their children a better life and more opportunities. My father tells me that when we landed in Montreal, we only had two suitcases and $50 to our names. My parents worked very hard to build a new life for us in Canada. As new immigrants and then Canadian citizens, they made sure to integrate themselves into Canadian society, and they instilled in my sister and I the importance of respecting and living by our Canadian values. My father comes from a farming family and he is an electrician, working daily with his hands. After staying at home to raise her two daughters, my mother now gives back to the community by working at a charity for isolated senior citizens My younger sister is an aerospace engineer. My wonderful husband Wayne teaches statistics at Carleton University. My parents taught me that the road to success comes through hard work, determination and sacrifice. We have certainly come a long way from where we started in 1986, but I will never forget our humble beginnings.”

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The MessengerCommunity Make-A-Wish sending local leukemia survivor on trip of a lifetime Overwhelmed by love and support from family and friends, Mitch Presley heading to Maui to go snorkeling

By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger It was a special celebration at the Black Dog Bistro last weekend as Manotick teen Mitch Presley walked into a surprise party and learned that he and his family would be going snorkelling in Maui thanks to the MakeA-Wish Foundation. Presley, an 18-year-old St. Mark High School graduate, has been battling a rare form of leukemia for the past two years. He thought he was going to have lunch to celebrate the birthday of a friend. When he walked in, he saw a large crowd of friends and family waiting to greet him. Anne Salvail, a wish co-ordinator at the Make-AWish Foundation, along with

Make-A-Wish volunteer Tori Babcock were on hand to tell him the exciting news about his trip. Make-A-Wish visited Mitch and his family while he was in CHEO to ask him about what his wish would be. “I had been going through a lot there,” he said. “And Maui was the most beautiful place in the world I could think of.” Mitch was humbled and overwhelmed by the showing of love and support from his family at the Black Dog. “They’ve all been incredibly supportive since I was diagnosed,” he said. “I can’t even say how much I appreciate it. The entire community – it’s been incredible.” Mitch was a Grade 11 stu-

dent at St. Mark, and was an active student-athlete when he was diagnosed. “It started out with short-

“It was Remembrance Day,” he said. “I will never forget that. I went to the walk-in clinic on Strandherd

“The next 30 days were the hardest 30 days of my life. I was in constant pain. I was vomiting and I had no appetite. It was a struggle just to drink a glass of water.” Manotick teen and leukemia survivor Mitch Presley ness of breath,” he said about his initial symptoms. “I was lifting weights at the school and I was really noticing that something wasn’t right.” Three weeks after his first symptoms, Mitch knew he needed to get checked out to see what was wrong.

Mitch Presley was a Grade 11 student at St. Mark when he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia on Remembrance Day in 2016

Road in Barrhaven. They did a blood test and knew immediately. My leukemia cells were at 95 per cent. They sent me straight to CHEO.” In 2017, just months after being diagnosed, Mitch had a bone marrow transplant. “The next 30 days were

the hardest 30 days of my life,” he said. “I was in constant pain. I was vomiting and I had no appetite. It was a struggle just to drink a glass of water.” Day by day, things started getting better for Mitch. His health improved, and he was able to graduate from St. Mark. “The school was really great through the whole thing,” he said. “The support from the staff and from the entire school was overwhelming.” Mitch was presented with his wish, along with a number of gifts, including snorkeling gear. “He’s my boy,” said his proud father, Jody. “We all know what he went through. We all love him. He fought it,

and he beat it.” Crystal, Mitch’s mother, praised both CHEO and Make-A-Wish for their care and compassion over the past two years. She is also excited for the trip, for both her son and her family. “They’re looking after everything,” she said of Make-A-Wish. “They really have been amazing. Not only do they want to make sure he has a wonderful experience, but they made sure he would be surrounded by the people who love him.” She said the trip to Hawaii is the perfect wish for her son. “He loves the ocean,” Crystal said. “We had to wait until he was well enough to go on the trip. He’s doing really well now.”

Mitch Presley , front centre, celebrated learning about his trip to Maui with, clockwise from left, his mother Crystal, Anne Salvail from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Make-AWish volunteer Tori Babcock, Mitch’s brother Joey, and Mitch’s father Jody. Jeff Morris photos


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The MessengerNEWS Moffatt outlines priorities for Manotick at Town Hall public meeting By Jeff Morris

Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt held court and answered questions in front of a healthy crowd of close to 100 at the Manotick Arena last Tuesday. The meeting was part of Moffatt’s series of Town Hall public meetings, which are being held in various villages and communities in the ward. “Each meeting has a different discussion, and a different agenda,” Moffatt said. “I don’t want to come to Manotick to talk about everything going on in Richmond, and when we do our Richmond meeting, I don’t want to talk about everything in Manotick. Each meeting is specific to that community.” While Moffatt’s meetings will be unique, there will be some common themes. Light rail was discussed and will likely be a part of each of his meetings. The focal points are the timeline for the project, and what options commuters in each community will have regarding public transportation. The other side of the transportation coin is infrastructure. That covers everything from road improvements to bigger projects such as the proposed 416 interchange at Barnsdale Road and a traffic circle at Prince of Wales and Bankfield/Brophy. Moffatt talked about all of the projects in Manotick over the last term. They in-

clude the Van Vliet Extension, the Mahogany Dock and boat launch, the Mill Street crosswalk, saving Dickinson Square, the Manotick Arena expansion, George MacLean Park and the secondary plan update. He praised the community for their involvement in the projects. “There wasn’t one project done over the last term that wasn’t influenced by the community,” he said. “Everything we do in this village usually starts as an idea at someone’s kitchen table, or with one of the service clubs.” Not only have the ideas been generated by the community, but Moffatt said they have also been driven by the community. “Manotick pushes for things,” he said. “Everything funded by the city here has not been funded at 100 per cent. It’s a lot easier to get something approved at 90 per cent funding than 100 per cent funding. When the community has put their money on the table, it makes a difference.” Among the developments discussed was the now Riverwalk project just south of the village core. He talked about how the community’s input helped shape the project. “Riverwalk is a result of the public input in this room during the meetings for the Manotick secondary Plan,” he said. “The type of housing that Manotick needs was identified, and that helped

shape the development for Riverwalk.” While the density of the project was discussed, he pointed out that the Riverwalk development will have 15 units per hectare. “Hillside Gardens has nine or 10 units per hectare, and the Village Walk has 35 units per hectare,” Moffatt said. On the commercial end, Moffatt also discussed the plans for the corner of the village’s main intersection at Bridge and Manotick Main Streets, where the Falls House was torn down. The building is still in the design and approval stage. “The initial design was very industrial,” he said. “It looked like a red brick Dymon Storage building. The new building is more reflective of the village character.” Moffatt also talked about and fielded questions about parking in Manotick. One thing that has helped the parking shortage in the village core is the addition of seven new parking spots on the east side of Manotick Main Street. Among the priorities for the term in Manotick are parks. While new parks are on the way with new developments, there has also ben a lot of discussion regarding Beryl Gaffney Park at the corner of Rideau Valley Drive and Prince of Wales. A park plan was created in the 1990s, but there was little action taken. “The park plan is outdated,” Moffatt said.

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walked through the important people sitting in first class back to the somewhat pedestrian cabin of our plane. Sitting right there, on the aisle, was none other than NHL All-Star goalie John Vanbiesbrouck of the Florida Panthers. He had his eyes closed and looked like he was trying to nap. The fans getting on FROM THE the plane, especially the kids, were awestruck. The hockey fans seemed anxious, wishing they could jump out of their seats and go and by Jeff Morris meet the goalie from the All-Star Game, get an autograph, and complete their dream hockey vacation. The flight attendant, however, posted up by the curtain in the front of our cabin to make sure no one would disturb the Beezer. But then, something happened. I will never forget what happened next. It made me feel good about hockey, and it made me feel good about life. “I know most of you were At the NHL AllStar weekend,” the pilot said over the intercom. “John Vanbiesbrouck said this weekend is for the fans, and he said if anyone would like to come up and say hi and get an autograph, you are welcome to do so.” I had a window seat and beside me were a boy who was about 10 and his father who were at the game. When the announcement was made, the boy’s eyes lit up. They asked me if I was coming up with them and I politely declined, but they twisted my arm. I had my program from the game in my briefcase, got it out, and got in line with them. The one thing everyone remembers about that All-Star Game was when Owen Nolan GROCER of the Sharks had a break-away on Dominik Hasek, pointed at the top corner of the net, then buried a shot there for a hat trick. I will always remember the kid and his dad meeting John Vanbiesbouck. I still have my autographed program, and I am sure the kid does, too. I thought it was weird when it was announced that this weekend’s All-Star Game was in San Jose. My first thought was that it was just there. Then, I realized that 1997 was 22 years ago. That kid would be in his 30s by now. I hope his kids are hockey fans, and that he shares that story with them. I’ve been lucky enough to go to eight NHL All-Star Games and have seen dozens on TV. But no matter what happens on the ice, John Vanbiesbrouck signing autographs for a DC-10 full of fans at 6 a.m. will always be my greatest NHL All-Star Game memory.

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Get the haggis ready as January 25 is “Rabbie” Burns’ birthday THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis scenery and the romantic setting of Dumfries helped provide the insight for compiling much of his romantic material. Today, throughout Scotland there are landmarks, museums and visitor centers all dedicated to the life and work of Robert Burns, Among Burn’s many poems is one called “To a Haggis,” in which he describes the dish as that “Great chieftain O’ the puddin’-race.” Naturally, haggis must be served at

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“regular guy” and for his native understanding. His poems celebrate the natural love between a man and woman, the enjoyment of sociable drinking and the pride of the self-reliant man and woman. Aye, I toast the lassies with a wee drop o’ scotch dew!

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The MessengerNEWS Bell Let’s Talk Day bringing mental health issues to forefront locally By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger

While this year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day is being held on Wed., Jan. 30, a Manotick counsellor said it’s important to remember that the initiative is for everyone, not just youth. “A lot of the marketing is aimed at youth, but it’s not just a day for young people,” said Cintia Block, a counsellor at Manotick Counselling. “Anyone can be affected by mental health issues, from young people, to seniors, to adults and parents and families.” Bell Let’s Talk originated in 2010 and began a new conversation about Canada’s mental health. At that time,

most people were not talking about mental illness. But the numbers spoke volumes about the urgent need for action. Millions of Canadians, including leading personalities, engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for the growing number of those who struggle. As a result, institutions and organizations in every region received new funding for access, care and research from Bell Let’s Talk and from governments and corporations that have joined the cause. Bell’s total donation to mental health programs now stands at $93,423,628.80. At this year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day, the donations are projected to pass

$100 million. The Bell Let’s Talk Program is built on four pillars. The first pillar is fighting the stigma attached to mental health. “Fighting the stigma is important,” Block said. “A generation ago, a lot of people would be too embarrassed or ashamed to step forward and ask for help. But things are changing every year. Bell Let’s Talk Day has helped create awareness for care that’s available, and that people have more access to help with mental health issues.” The other pillars are care and access, research, and workplace health. “It has really created a lot of awareness,” Block said of

Counsellors Brittany Berg, Cintia Block and Mitra Rahimpour of Manotick Counselling are hoping that Bell Let’s Talk Day engages people of all ages to get them to talk about mental health issues.

the day. “It gets people to talk. It let people know that it’s okay to get help, and that help is out there.” Manotick Counselling opened four years ago, providing confidential and professional counselling and psychotherapy services. Their goal is to provide relief from emotional, mental and spiritual suffering by helping individuals, couples, and/or families deal with their problems in a more effective way. They serve individuals and families in Manotick and

surrounding communities, including Richmond, North Gower, Greely, Osgoode, Kars, Winchester, Riverside South and the rest of Rural South Ottawa. “In the past, some people needed help, but they didn’t want to go into the city,” Block said. “Being in rural south Ottawa means there is one less obstacle for people to get the help they need.” Block said that Manotick Counselling has four parttime counsellors on staff, and that people who call or

e-mail for help are contacted within 24 hours to set up an appointment. Block is hoping that Bell Let’s Talk Day will encourage people who may need help with mental health issues to get help. “If people are going through something, hopefully Bell Let’s Talk Day will trigger something for them to step forward and get the help they need,” she said. To contact Manotick Counselling, visit manotickcounselling.com or call 613.897.0722.


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The MessengerADVERTORIAL Vintner’s Cellar helping turn area residents into wine connoisseurs

The world has its regions known for fine wine. The is the Bordeaux region of France, NAPA Valley in California, the Tuscany region in Italy. The corner of Fallowfield and Woodroffe is not quite a world-renowned wine region, but it has certainly become a hot spot for wine lovers in the area. “We are your local, neighbourhood winery,” says Anthony Prosty, who has owned and operated Vintner’s Cellar in Barrhaven for the past two years. Over the past two years, Vintner’s Cellar has become one of Barrhaven’s biggest success stories. They have had steady growth, and the rate of turning first time customers into repeat customers is also unheard of. “There are a couple of reasons for our success,” Anthony said. “The quality of our products is the biggest reason our customers are happy. We have a higher-end product than other make-your-own-wine businesses. Customer service is also a big factor. When you come in to my store, you are speaking to the owner of the business. I want to help you select the wine that is right for you, and offer you a level of customer service that you won’t get with a bigger business. We develop relationships with our customers, and not only do they return on a regular basis, but they also bring in their friends and turn them into customers. It has been a great way to meet so many people in the community and develop a lot of friendships.” Anthony said that Vintner’s Cellar wines have a quality comparable of what can be found at the LCBO, sometimes for as little as one third of the price. “I know that we are the closest thing to a commercial winery in the city,” he said. “It has to do with the process in our wine making. We have the highest quality of juices on the market, and we use a six-week brewing process rather than a four-week process.” One of the most frequently asked questions at Vintner’s Cellar is from first time wine makers, asking how the process works. “It’s quite simple,” Anthony said. “Customers come in and they select their wine. We put everything together for them, and in six weeks, they come in and bottle and cork their own wine. The bottling process is a lot of fun, and customers can even design and create their own wine labels, which is included in the price.” Anthony spent six years in

retail and then worked in the high-tech industry for 15 years. He had been thinking about going into business for himself. The idea came to him after buying wine at a make-your-ownwine shop in Ottawa. There was no brew on site premise in Barrhaven, and the seed of a business idea was planted and took root. “I thought it was a great opportunity,” he said. But the one thing that I remember, though, was that the wine I bought was not very good. I wanted to have a product that was high quality.” Anthony investigated a number of different franchises, and decided that Vintner’s Cellar out of Toronto was the best fit. “After a talk with the franchisor I went to one of the stores and bought five batches of wine,” he said. “It was fantastic. It was consistent, and the quality was exceptional. I thought it was as good or even better than many that I have had at the LCBO – certainly on par with some very good wines.” While the quality of the wine is very good, Anthony also said there is also a health aspect as the Vintner’s Cellar wines are lower in sulphites than most commercial wines. Anthony received extensive training from Vintner’s Cellar, and the company has been very supportive to him. The products carry a guarantee where if the customer is not satisfied, the product will be replaced. “We haven’t had to do that very often at all,” Anthony said. The process, though on a smaller scale, is not much different than the one is used for many commercial wines. The juice from the wines is flash frozen and shipped to Canada. Customers can choose from a wide range of grapes for different types of wines, with juices from Italy, Chile, Australia, California, Washington State and other key wine-producing countries. “Our most popular quality level wine is our Supreme 100% juice,” Anthony said. “This comes in over 40 varieties of wine and since it is 100% juice, it has a very high amount of natural sugar. Therefore, your wine

is not only smooth, but it also it also has a fairly high alcohol level.” Anthony will discuss a number of factors in choosing the right wine with his customers. He will talk about tannins, histamines, sulphates, aging, storing, boldness of certain wines, and offer share any knowledge to help customers find the perfect wine for their tastes and needs. The six-week fermentation process, he adds, is key to a successful batch of wine. “Quality through and through is the Vintner’s Cellar way,” Anthony said. “Regardless of the quality level of wine that you choose, we allow six weeks to process the wine, which includes at least four weeks devoted to fermentation. This extended fermentation time ensures that the sugars turn into alcohol and you get a true wine taste instead of a sweet cooler.” Anthony said one of his most valuable assets has become his customers. “The feedback they give me is invaluable,” he said. “The customer is always right, and I rely on what they tell me about the wines they are making. Some of them have favourite wines that they get every time, while some like to experiment and try a different wine each time. Either way, I always listen to their feedback.” Getting to know his customers is even more enjoyable than getting to know about their tastes and preferences in wine. “I’ve never had so much fun at ‘work’ in my life,” Anthony said. “Customers come in with a grin and they are happy to select their wine. Six weeks later, we spend half an hour together bottling the wine and just talking about wine. That’s important time that we have together. We have been successful because we build relationships, and that’s when we really get to know our customers and build those relationships.” For more information, visit Vintner’s Cellar at 3350 Fallowfield Road (at Woodroffe), call 613.818.8785 or email ottawa@ vintnerscellar.ca.

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Now is the time to select and order wines for 2019 weddings

Are you or a close friend or family member planning a wedding in 2019? Nothing would make a nicer touch than personalized bottles of wine for the big day. “Wine for weddings is becoming more popular for us each,” said Anthony Prosty of Vintner’s Cellar in Barrhaven. “It is something that has that personal touch.” Anthony said that now is the time for people to start preparing for spring and summer weddings if they want a special wine made exclusively for the big day. “Now is the time for people to think about coming in and selecting the wine that would be perfect for the big day,” he said. “The bottling and corking would be done six weeks later, and the win may have to sit for a couple more weeks depending on what type of wine is ordered.” While there are literally hundreds of wines to choose from at different price points and from various regions, Anthony said that Vintner’s Cellar option to create personalized labels is a feature that has made his wines very popular for weddings. “The label can turn the bottle of wine into a special keepsake from the day,” Anthony said. “It can be romantic, it can be fun – it’s something that can really reflect the personalities of the couple or the theme for their wedding.”


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M. McLaren said that getting dental implants changed her quality of life. “I feel so confident, happy and free” says healthcare worker, M. McLaren who had two dental implants placed in October 2018. She says she feels like she has a brand new smile, all because she permanently replaced two missing teeth. “I had two implants placed on my upper right side,” explained McLaren. “The missing teeth were side-by-side, so it made the space seem very large. The teeth replaced were premolars, so they weren’t directly in the front. But when I smiled or laughed, you could definitely see the large space there, which I have been selfconscious about for years” Smiling and laughing were some of McLaren’s biggest struggles with missing

teeth. Over the years, it made her feel very self-conscious, something that many adults with missing teeth find challenging as well. “I found myself often smiling without showing my teeth or laughing and having my hands cover my mouth,” she said. “Even now that the implants are placed, sometimes I find myself accidentally covering my mouth or smile, and then realizing I don’t have to do that anymore. I feel very free and confident now.” Having these teeth missing for several years presented other challenges to the 52.-year-old, including the affect on other teeth and her bite. “My teeth were shifting before having the implants

placed,” she explained. “Behind the gap, I had two molars that were starting to drift forward slowly over time. The other issue I had was that my lower teeth, directly below where I had the large gap on the top were shifting up.” After noticing issues with other teeth shifting, McLaren decided to get a partial denture fabricated. However, that solution led to other problems. “I had it for a few years and it worked okay for a while, but as my other teeth shifted more, the partial became more and more loose,” she said. “Eventually, a metal clasp on the partial denture broke and I just stopped wearing it. The other issue I had with the partial denture

was that I had to remove it at night and rinse it after eating. I was still young and hated the feeling of having dentures, even if they were just to replace a few missing teeth. “I finally decided to make the decision and start the process of getting dental implants. I dreaded the large gap and often felt embarrassed of it even by simply smiling or laughing. The partial denture was no longer an option for me and I was done sinking money into getting it fixed, I wanted a permanent solution”. McLaren explained she was surprised that the treatment took just under six months to complete but because this is a permanent solution to missing teeth, there are more steps and a longer healing process involved. “My dentist was great at working with my timeline and convenience,” she said. Dentistry @ Manotick, where McLaren had the treatment performed, was able to work with her to create a financial plan so that she could make payments in installments. “The option of paying in installments instead of all upfront really benefitted me,” she said. “The main reason I hadn’t chose implants years ago was due to the cost.” The process from beginning to end was not only exiting, but it was also a pain-free experience. “When I first started the treatment it consisted of Xrays, pictures and models of my mouth,” McLaren said. “At this stage, I was very excited and just wanted to get on board with treatment. Come the day of the actual implant placement, I remember becoming very nervous because I hate getting needles for the freezing. I was actually very comfortable during treatment. My dentist made sure I was very frozen and did not feel anything during the procedure. Still to this day, I have not felt pain in the area, although I have been very meticulous to keep

the area clean and free of plaque.” In a typical case, once the healing of the implant screw takes place, which takes about three to four months, a crown is placed on top to make it look and function like a real tooth. There are even other treatment options now that a temporary crown can be installed the same day that the implant is placed, depending on each individual case. “I definitely understand that the treatment is expensive as that is the main reason why I had not had this done years ago,” she said. “However, in my opinion, the money is well spent considering this is a permanent

solution to missing teeth, something I had struggled with for years. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants is the best thing you can do for yourself. My best advice would be to find a way and work with your dentist to make the payments, as it is truly an investment in your health and changed my quality of life.” In conclusion, McLaren feels that since having these implants, she feels much more confident, happy and free. For more information, call 613-491-3300 or visit www.dentistryatmanotick. ca. This story was created on behalf of Dentistry @ Manotick.


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BBQ Chicken Dinner by Grill Master Catering And Music Trivia Challenge

Come out and enjoy a fast paced evening of Music Trivia as teams compete for a title. Entertaining and fun no matter what your age or knowledge. Adults $25.00 Under age 12 $15.00 Tickets available at Perkins Lumber - Advance tickets only

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8:00 – 10:30 am Pancake Breakfast – Pancakes, blueberries, Sausages, Baked beans, coffee, tea, juice, Branson Maple Syrup Gluten Free Pancakes available Adults $7.00 Children under 10 - $3.00 9:00 – Noon Bake Sale - hosted by Holy Trinity Anglican Church 9:30 – noon Snowmobile Rally Registration – Rideau Snowmobile Club Contact -Wayne Avery (613) 489-3265 for more info - Event is weather permitting 10:00 am Monkey Rock Music – a fun and interactive musical show 11:00 am Derek Debeer – Master Drummer, percussionist and songwriter 1:30 pm Euchre Tournament - Registration 2 pm start 2:00 pm Cash Bar Open 5 – 7 pm Spaghetti/Penne Dinner - Spaghetti with choice of meat or Veggie Sauce Pork Penne pasta dish, buns and salad, dessert, Gluten free pasta available Adults $12.00 Children 6 – 12 $5.00 Children under 5 – free 6 pm Talent Show - All ages welcome Register in advance 613-489-4208 or register at the Carnival. 7 pm Snow BINGO During the day – the toboggan hill is open for sledding and the rink is open skating as well as a canteen in the hall and games for the young at heart.

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Manotick’s Shiverfest winter carnival happens this weekend!

We hope you can join us for Manotick’s annual winter carnival on Friday, January 25 and Saturday 26. There is still time to register as a chili chef in the Chili Cook Off at noon on Saturday or to buy tickets to the popular Trivia Night on Saturday night at the Mill. Tickets are $15 and proceeds are going to “Maintaining Memories Garden Maintenance Fund” to look after Remem-

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Centennial Park Enhancement Consultations update

Over 50 local residents took part in two consultation sessions (January 10 and 12) to help in the development of a Concept Plan for Centennial Park. There were lots of good ideas and positive feedback about the current park

facilities. The results of the input will be used to draft a Concept Plan which will be presented to the community at an Open House on February 13. It will be held at the Manotick Community Centre from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Concept Plan is a design that will guide future park development, decisions and investments. For project details, visit www.mcpra.ca or contact the

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 teardrop 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 heartshaped 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 tied to Valentine’s Day gifting. Whether one believes that chocolate symbolizes heightened status, acts as an aphrodisiac or is just a special treat, chocolates will likely always be associated with the day of love.

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Shiverfest Photo Contest Theme is Winter Gardens

In keeping with the garden theme, we are looking for photos of winter gardens featuring special snowy effects or particular plants. Photos will be accepted

until February 9th and the winning photo will be framed and displayed at the Manotick Legion for the month of February. The winning photographer will also receive a $50 gift card to Home Hardware thanks to Manotick Gardens and Landscaping. Contest details can be found at www. manotickvca.org/Shiverfest

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voice continues from page 14 Open House for Earl Armstrong Road Extension Draws Concerned Residents

Concerns about the impact of the Earl Armstrong extension were raised by residents living east of Hawthorne at the City’s Earl Armstrong Environmental Assessment (EA) Study Open House at the Fred Barrett Arena on January 16. The residents indicated that while the proposal calls for the extension of Earl Armstrong to Hawthorne Road, consideration of a future extension to Boundary Road would have negative impacts on them. The MVCA has previously stated to the City that we strongly support this extension of Earl Armstrong east-west corridor which we hope will lessen the number of trucks going through Manotick. We have also recommended the following: • that Earl Armstrong be extended to Boundary Road/417; • the extension be a four lane road; • all north-south intersecting roads be upgraded to truck

routes; • roundabouts be integrated at major intersections and • no new cross roads be added. There will be another Open House in March of this year to gather further feedback. A final report will be provided to the Transportation Committee and Council by June 2019 with construction slated for post 2031. This is based on the City’s 2013 Transportation Master Plan. Details can be found at Ottawa.ca/ earlarmstrong[ottawa.ca] You have until January 31 to submit comments Katrina Cvetkovic, by e mail Katarin.cvetkovic@ ottawa.ca, tel: 613 580-2424, ext. 22842. Les détails en français son disponible à Ottawa.ca/ cheminearlarmstrong[ottawa. ca] Envoyer vos commentaires par courriel d’ici le 31 janvier 2019 à Katarina Cvetkovic Katarin.cvetkovic@ottawa.ca

Volunteer Opportunity – A Friendly Voice

ROSSS is accepting applications for volunteers to take phone calls through this program designed to connect lonely

seniors with someone to talk to or to get information about senior programs. If you are interested in volunteering, there is an online application on the website at afriendlyvoice.ca If you have questions or would like to have an application sent to you by email or mail, please contact Leeanne Van der Burgt at 613-692-4697 or 613-821-1101 community. manager@rosss.ca

Manotick Public School is accepting Kindergarten Registrations for September 2019

If your child will be 4 years old by December 31st, 2019, they are eligible to start Kindergarten in September. Parents are welcome to register their child at Manotick Public School during office hours (7:45am3:30pm Monday-Friday) at 1075 Bridge Street, or online at REGISTER NOW! [ocdsb.ca] on the OCDSB website.

Join or renew your membership with the MVCA

the winter months on the public dock in Mahogany Harbour so expect to see some bundled workers on the ice.

Around the Village

ITR’s Valentines Show – February 9, 13 and 16 It’s once again time for the ITR Valentine’s show. This year ITR is presenting the new comedy 5 Minutes to Love which is about the perils of finding “the one” in today’s world. The performances are at Vibration Studios in Osgoode. There is an afternoon tea on February 9 and 16 and an evening dessert show on February 13. Tickets are $28 for the tea and $25 for the dessert show. Proceeds will once again be going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Tickets are available at http://www. itrtheatre.com or by calling 613800-1165.

Now is a good time to join the MVCA to ensure that you are up to date on the happenings in Manotick and that you have a say in local issues. Membership is only $10 per single, $15 per family annually. Already a member? We’ll let you know when you have to renew. You can join or renew on line at www.manotickvca.org Registrations starts on January 20 for summer soccer with Ottawa South United. Details are at www.osu.ca Councillor Moffatt’s Town Hall at Manotick Arena on January 15 was well attended with about 50 local residents interested in hearing about Council priorities for our area. A ward boundary review, upcoming budget consultations, traffic, Beryl Gaffney Park, David Bartlett Park, sidewalks and paving of Rideau Valley Drive North were highlighted. Work is continuing over

Community Events

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Riverside South Community Association is hosting its 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration event on Saturday, February 9

from 2 pm to 5:30 pm at the Rideauview Community Centre, 4310 Shoreline Drive. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students up to 18 years old and children. There will be cultural displays/children’s games, food fest, lucky draw, and entertainment.

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

Job fair!

new store opening hiring for all positions! Wednesday, January 23rd & 30th

10AM - 6PM Our Lady of Visitation Banquet Hall 5338 Bank Street Foodland is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process. Foodland welcomes all qualified applicants and is committed to providing equal access to job opportunities. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact our store owner at: Scott.MacKinnon@sobeys.com or 613-821-3016


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Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind celebrates 35th anniversary

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is excited to celebrate its’ 35th anniversary. Incorporated on January 12, 1984, the organization was founded by two individuals from England who came to Canada with the intention of starting a guide dog training organization, something that was lacking at the time. Prior to 1984, many Canadians had to travel to the U.S.A. to receive guide dogs. However, with the opening of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind in 1984, staying at home in Canada to train with and receive a guide dog became a reality. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is a national charitable organization. The National Training Centre is located on Rideau Valley Drive in Manotick. It’s from there the services provided extend into every province of the country. Kristen Spring of Kingston, Ontario has trained with and received five guide dogs from Canadian Guide Dogs for the

Blind. Spring says, “Having a guide dog means the freedom to go anywhere I want, the freedom to do pretty much anything I want. When you are going up steps, the dog judges how high the step is by going up onto that step. I never have to worry that I am going to walk into something and not be able to figure out how to go the rest of the way. I just have to ask the dog to find the way. I can’t say enough about how good the training is, not just for the dog but for the people.”

Co-Founder Jane Thornton remains with the organization today as its’ Chief Operating Officer. Thornton says, “Because of everyone involved, from our clients, board member, donors, volunteers and staff, we are thriving. From the first guide dog team, John and Sasha, to the latest guide dog team, from the west coast to the east, from the money donated by a child who has saved their allowance, to the largest sponsorships, everyone should rejoice at the incredible teamwork

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The MessengerNEWS BIA President says 2019 will be a year for partnerships in village By Jeff Morris

If 2018 was a successful year for the Manotick business community, the Manotick BIA says this year will be even better. “For our businesses, we are going to take 2019 by storm,” said an enthusiastic Manotick BIA President Dr. Salima Ismail at the Manotick BIA Annual General Meeting at the Black Dog Bistro Friday, Jan. 11. Ismail was positive in her speech to Manotick business owners and managers during the annual breakfast. She encouraged businesses to take part in the many promotions and events that the BIA puts on. “Make your money work for you,” she said. “Say yes. Be a part of our programs. Just participate.” The Manotick BIA has a full slate of events and

promotions throughout the year. All of them are designed to both engage local residents to have them shop and dine in the village, and also to attract visitors to the village for the same reason. Promotions can range from Valentine’s Day and Easter programs to Dickenson Days, A Taste of Manotick, the Fall Harvest celebration, Women’s Day, and the Manotick Olde Fashioned Christmas. “We want to bring people to Manotick,” she told the business owners. “We want to bring them to you. How you keep them there or get them to come back is up to you.” Ismail also talked about partnerships in the village. “What’s going to be important to us this year is partnerships,” she said. She also encouraged business people in the village to “get to now their neighbours, visit them, and find out what they do.”

There was also some excitement from the BIA over some of the new businesses coming to the village. Morning Owl owner Brendan Bell was in attendance for his first BIA event and sponsored the coffee. Rideau Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt noted that it is encouraging to see new businesses opening in Manotick. “That type of growth will lead to more growth,” Moffatt said. “People will want to invest in the village.” Carleton Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre and Carleton Progressive Conservative MPP Goldie Ghamari also spoke briefly at the event. Poilievre thanked Ismail and her board and staff for their hard work through the year. Ghamari talked about being a voice for the business community at Queen’s Park, and added that she has already working with

one local business to get an outdated piece of legislation changed that would help their industry. “I am not an expert in your business,” she said, “but I am your voice at Queen’s Park.” Franca Gatto, a Manotick resident and design consultant, gave a presentation on the creation of a design and landscaping plan for Manotick’s village core. “We want to create a brand,” she said. Manotick Kiwanis Club President Gary Coulombe also talked briefly about the partnerships of the service club and the business community.

Dr. Salima Ismail, President of the Manotick BIA, encouraged local business people to create partnerships in the village in 2019. Jeff Morris photo

Community Calendar • January 25th & 26th Shiverfest in Manotick Family winter carnival with a huge bonfire, skating and magic show Friday evening. Saturday morning starts with a pancake breakfast, children’s crafts and sleigh rides. Cooligan offers a martial arts demonstration. Chili cook off at noon, Curling demos and tryouts and Bingo in the afternoon. Trivia contest Saturday evening. Please see www.manotickvca.org for all the details of times and locations. • Ottawa Newcomers Club - non-profit, social organization for women who have recently moved to this area; (and those who have experienced a significant life change), and would like to meet new people of similar

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A 15-year tradition The Richmond Arena was home to a special game last month as a group of fathers and their children from Manotick and surrounding area faced off against each other for the 15th straight year. It started out as a father son game, then daughters joined the ranks. In the beginning, the teams mixed dads plus kids on the same team to ensure kids got breakaways and chances to score. This evolved into a fathers vs. kids game that only lasted a couple of years, as the kids quickly overtook the dads in ability. Now, fathers are again mixed with kids on the teams to ensure that dads get breakaways and have chances to score. Dave Avon and his son Andrew have the dubious title of having played in every game for 15 straight years. Organizer Andy Ives says that while numbers can change each year, whether kids are at home, working, or away at school they look forward to playing with and against their dads. “It’s a fun tradition that we all look forward to and who knows- maybe someday grandkids will be part of it.” Pictured above are the fathers and kids from 2004 at the Manotick Arena, and last month at the Richmond Arena. The voice of South Carleton for more then 30 years

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