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Canada Day was a celebration with friends and constituents in Carleton
Once again, I was pleased to join friends, colleagues and constituents from across the riding at several Canada Day events across Carleton, including Stittsville, Riverside South, Manotick, Vernon, North Gower, and Greely. I wrapped up my day at the annual Canada Day Parade in Osgoode, after dunking Councillor George Darouze in the dunk tank!
VERNON WOMEN’S INSTITUTE A special thank you to everyone at the Vernon Women’s Institute for your lovely and thoughtful donations to Roger Nielson House, a palliative care home for children. It was a great opportunity to showcase how much our local community organizations are dedicated to giving back to their communities. Thank you for your generosity!
Your voice in Queen’s Park Goldie Ghamari, MPP, Carleton
BREAKFAST WITH ERNIE HARDEMAN Thank you to everyone who joined me at the Marlborough Pub in North Gower for a farmer appreciation breakfast with the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. We had almost 100 people show up for our free community breakfast. Thank you to Jason and everyone at the Marlborough Pub for hosting us – the food was excellent, as always! If you would like me to attend your event or special occasion, please contact my office or go to goldiempp.ca/invitegoldie
UPDATE FROM QUEEN’S PARK SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BEEF & PORK FARMERS Ontario cares about our farmers I encourage you all to show your support for Carleton’s local beef and pork farmers by buying and enjoying Ontario meat products. We are launching a campaign through Foodland Ontario to highlight the province’s pork and beef in response to China’s current trade restrictions on those products. The campaign includes radio commercials, recipe books, promotional materials for in-store displays and social media promoting Ontario pork and beef. I also encourage all local restaurants to bolster the use of local Ontario meats in their day-to-day menu planning. Ontario wants consumers to give the province’s farmers a boost following China’s temporary restrictions on imports of Canada’s beef and
The Riverside South Canada Day was one of the many Canada Day celebrations in the Carleton riding. pork products. We stand with our farmers across the province and across the country. Ontario is working with the federal government, other provinces and Ontario’s beef and pork sectors to ensure the province’s meat products have fair access to markets while also exploring supports
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Search still on to find a bone marrow donor for Manotick girl By Jeff Morris
The doors were supposed to close at 6 p.m., but even close to 7 p.m., people were still arriving at St. Francis Xavier High School. They were going to the school to have a swab taken to see if they could be the donor the Mc-
Kibbin family of Manotick has been looking for to save the life of their six-year-old daughter, Hillary. The July 4 clinic to find a match was the second held for the little girl. The first one drew more than 600 people, and because so many people were turned away, there was
both a need and an opportunity for a second clinic. “It’s incredible to see the support for Hillary,” said her mother Kelly, who along with her husband, Steve, greeted people at the door and thanked them for coming. On Mother’s Day, the McKibbin’s received a call to take Hillary to CHEO right away. She had been diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, an extremely rare and fatal disease, if left untreated. She is truly one in a million. She likely needs a bone marrow transplant as a life-saving treatment. “To see the support from the community and the number of people who have come to see if they are a match is overwhelming,” Kelly said. The day after the clinic, Hillary received a hemoglobin transfusion, which according to Kelly, “turned her cheeks a rosy pink which we have missed seeing.” She
added that Hillary thinks each pack of blood should have an avatar or emoji on it to show the type of person who donated it. Last week, the McKibbin family headed to Chu SteJustine Hospital in Montreal for an opinion from the transplant centre. The trip was supported by CHEO and Hospital for SickKids of Toronto. “Our doctor said it best — we are in no man’s land,” Kelly said. “We now know it’s okay to be emotional, unbalanced, and exhausted.” She added that the trip to Montreal was necessary “to help us make the most educated, informed decision we can regarding the survival of our daughter.” Kelly said that Hillary remains positive and upbeat through the entire process. She has had to endure frequent blood tests for the past couple of months, as well as blood transfusions when
needed. Because she cannot fight off infection, she is staying in isolation at home or at the hospital. In the meantime, the search continues to find that potential donor out there who is a perfect match. “While we still remain confident that her match is out there due to her common HLA type, and that a potential match will follow through
when called upon to donate, it remains unconfirmed at the moment,” Kelly said. “A transplant will mean relocating to either Toronto or Montreal for at least 100 days. Praying for her survival will be the most time-consuming part. “And of course, there is still the chance of a miracle… .a full unexplained recovery. Still.”
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Breaking down the proposed addition to the Chateau Laurier Hotel
In September 2016, the owners of the Chateau Laurier, Larco Investments, unveiled an expansion plan for the historic hotel. The parking garage addition at the rear of the property was crumbling and their proposal was to replace it with a 12-storey addition featuring 200 new hotel rooms. This proposal was heavily criticized and the architect revised the plan and came back in November of the same year. The new design was 8% smaller but still significantly controversial. They tried to improve the sightlines but the proposed expansion still towered behind the existing hotel. A year later, Larco returned to the community with a third design. This one was likened to a glass box using none of
WARD REPORT by Councillor Scott Moffatt
the architectural features of the Chateau Laurier although it was shorter and preserved the roofline of the existing hotel. May 2018 brought a fourth design and that is where we need to begin to understand how we got to where we are today. When the fourth design came to Built Heritage SubCommittee in June 2018, a committee that I have been a member of since 2012, we sought to create a compromise that would resolve the design
issues. We also, admittedly, had the intention to allow Larco to move forward with what was felt to be a much-needed expansion with additional rooms in the downtown core, not to mention the reinstatement of their missing parking garage. In addition to all of the normal heritage guidelines and policies Larco needed to meet, we added three conditions of approval. They were all aimed to have the addition, which at this time was a box, to take more elements from the Chateau Laurier, including an increase in Indiana Limestone and the copper that is synonymous with the roof. This compromise motion was drafted by Councillors Tobi Nussbaum and Mathieu Fleury as well as Committee Vice Chair Barry
Padolsky. Council then passed it unanimously. Admittedly, this is something that I helped achieve. To summarize, we entered 2019 knowing we had approved a bar shaped building in the spirit of the buildings that surrounded Majorâ€™s Hill Park, namely the American Embassy, the Connaught Building and the National Art Gallery. What we expected was a more sympathetic design using more of the materials from the original hotel. Of note, however, is that no matter what design was before us, the interaction between the building and the park was actually an improvement to the solid wall that was the former parking garage. The final design was unveiled in May of this year. According to the applicant,
and confirmed by our Heritage Planners, Larco met all of the necessary criteria and the conditions imposed by Council a year earlier. The new design was lowered to seven storeys and the room count dropped to 147. More limestone was added and vertical bronze elements were added to the roofline on the west and east portions of the expansion. Nevertheless, Built Heritage Sub-Committee felt the conditions were not met but no longer had jurisdiction to render a decision due to the approval of their heritage permit in 2018. Staying on the subject of design, I just want to be clear that an exact replica was and never will be an option for the Chateau Laurier. I have heard some people suggest this. An exact
replica actually goes against most heritage guidelines and it certainly goes against Parks Canadaâ€™s heritage building guidelines. The only designs Council can deal with are the ones that are presented to us. We cannot dictate a design and we cannot force an applicant to get a new architect. Fast forward to June 13 at Planning Committee. This was the final vote of substance on the Chateau Laurier. It was the Site Plan application. Site Plan does not rise to Council. While several members of the public and the heritage community came out to speak against the expansion, Planning Committee passed the site plan by a vote of 8-3.
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY moffatt continues from page 4 I was one of the three to vote against the application. Important to note that up until after this final vote on the Chateau Laurier, the opposition from the general public and from members of Council was not vocal. Everything from that point until today has been political theatre. Councillors, especially those who are beyond their first term, understand process. We understand policy. We know what our votes mean and we know what happens to files from that point forward. What we don’t always know is how the public will react. Needless to say, the reaction in recent weeks has been boisterous. In an effort to sway the public to believe we could actually stop the addition, the motion was introduced to “revoke” the heritage permit. The reality is that Council has no ability to revoke the permit so what the motion really attempted to do was set up road blocks forcing Larco to either challenge us in court or redesign. We already knew they were not interested in a sixth design. I confirmed this personally before I voted against the site plan application. Therefore, the motion to halt the expan-
sion was misleading. These are the types of votes I consider to be built on political posturing. It is about telling the public what they want to hear knowing full well they will not get what they want. It is the “well, we tried” approach. I do not operate that way so I did not support the motion. The court option is an interesting one and it is not dissimilar from the Minto Mahogany proposal from 2008. The City’s record of defending Council opposition to Council approved policy is poor. If you are the one being taken to court, you merely use our own policies against us and we have no supporting arguments. On the other hand, when the community takes the City and the applicant to court together, it actually has a higher likelihood of success. Therefore, I believe those opposed and willing to challenge are on
better footing today than they would have been if the motion to “revoke” the permit had succeeded. This issue is not over. We will continue to hear about it in the weeks and months ahead. As convoluted as the entire process has been, I hope I have been able to adequately explain how we got from September 2016 to today. I also hope that you can understand the reasons for my vote at the most recent Council meeting. It was NOT a vote for or against the design. I will leave it at that. In two weeks, I will dive into the Solid Waste Master Plan review. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott. Moffatt@ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491. For information on RideauGoulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Work hard, love your family and friends, serve your community
Perhaps you are familiar with Lela Scharf Park in the Minto Mahogany Community, but have you ever wondered who Lela Scharf is? Lela, was born in the village of Manotick and graduated from Manotick Continuation School in 1925 continuing on at the Gowling’s Business College in Ottawa. Lela pursued a career with the Federal Government. After marrying local farmer Elijah Scharf in 1930, they established a 100- acre homestead on the southern edge of the village where Lela and Elijah raised three daughters, Coral, Glenda and Melanie.
Establishing a new farm during the Great Depression was challenging, but Lela believed that assisting others was her role in life and she extended help to some less fortunate families in the community, sharing produce, preserves and hand knitted clothing. In the big snowstorm of 1947 their home sheltered stranded people. Men displaced from their jobs due to the Great Depression traveled the roads on foot on their way to Ottawa looking for work. When they reached the farm in Manotick these hungry people were always offered food and water from Lela.
The Depression ended and World War 11 began. Lela and her sisters organized knitting bees for the Red Cross. Lela’s mother then died, and Lela’s home was opened to accept her youngest brother and one of her sisters, whose husband was serving overseas. For several years Lela opened her house to the Children’s Aid providing a loving and safe environment for the children who came to stay. Lela touched their lives and had such an impact that one of the boys she mothered, returned as an adult to thank her for her kindness and care. After the war Lela turned
the farmhouse into a boarding house and sometimes a tourist home naming it Island View Farm. Before they retired to the village they hosted many euchre parties, square dances and sleigh rides for the community. Hopefully, Lela’s story will encourage you to pursue a life lived by many generations of Manotick people; work hard, love your family and friends, and serve your community.
Elijah and Lela Scharf were pillars of the community in Manotick.
Colours are like attitudes as they reflect what’s going on around us
As I look at various paintings of Watsons Mill in Manotick it strikes me that there may be many differences in the same view or subject; the colours used, the medium – oil, watercolor, acrylic, but I soon realized that may all be correct. If I stand and looks at the river it may keep changing
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colour; one minute its’ blue, another its’ muddy brown and still another white. The water is like a mirror; it re-
flects the blue in the sky when the angle is right, but when the angle changes or blown by the wind you just see the muddy water or sometimes the rivers current and rocks produce the white foam. All colours are true depending on the position and time. In a way we reflect what’s
going on around us. When life gets rough it shows in our attitudes and behaviour, it’s the same with others, when someone’s depressed or unresponsive maybe something really is wrong and they need more understanding than we’re prepared to give sometimes. When I find myself being
critical of other people and the way they are, perhaps if I changed my position slightly I might see them in a different light. When someone has a different point of view from mine maybe they are simply seeing things from a different angle. We all see things a bit differently; we each react in our own way and being dif-
ferent doesn’t mean we are wrong or that someone else is. It could save a lot of aggravation if we remembered that, and listened a bit more attentively to other people and tried to understand what they are saying before we criticize them. Maybe their idea of the situation is just as valid as ours!
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The Riverside South Community Association executive got to meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during Canada Day festivities at Claudette Cain Park. From right to left are Lesia Gilbert, Atif Rashid, Kevin Lu, Carleton Liberal candidate Chris Rodgers, Bruce Lindsay, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Lindley Morrison, Filipe de Souza, and Mireille Focquet.
Prime Minister visit surprises Riverside South Canada Day attendees By Charlie Senack
Another successful Canada Day in Riverside South is in the books, with organizers calling the event a success. The event was held at Claudette Cain Park on July 1, and featured many games in the morning, and entertainment in the evening. Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, also stopped by the event to celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday with some of Riverside South’s residents. “We didn’t reach out to the Prime Minister’s office, they reached out to us,” said Bruce Lindsay, President of the Riverside South Community Association. “He was only planning to be at our event for half an hour, but he ended up staying longer than anticipated.” The PM’s visit came as a surprise to many of the festival goers, but Chris Rodgers, the Federal Liberal candidate for Carleton, said it was a welcomed one. “What better way to celebrate Canada Day than having the Prime Minister come and make it a really special and memorable day for the great residents of
Riverside South,” he said. “One fellow had a map that they wanted the PM to sign (and) a couple of people had his book. People were just really excited.” The festivities started at 10:00 a.m., and featured lots of activities for the kids to do including; a bouncy castle, miniature train rides, a petting zoo, and laser tag. The evening then saw musical performances starting at 8:00 p.m., with the East Town Bytown band performing for the crowd. That was followed by a 20-minute firework show at 10:00 p.m., which Lindsay says was a success. “The fireworks display that we hosted was unbelievable,” he said. “There probably wasn’t a square foot of space in the park where there wasn’t somebody. I’m sure there was about 1,000 people in the park watching the fireworks including people on the (Vimy Memorial) bridge.” The weather also held out for the event, which Lindsay credits for making it such a success. Now the work begins for Canada Day festivities in 2020, which is expected to feature new attractions for the residents to enjoy.
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The MessengerLETTER Beryl Gaffney Park a destination, not a neighbourhood park
The Editor, If staff and some locals get their way, funding for Beryl Gaffney Park will go for asphalt and land acquisition. That’s not in keeping with either best practice, or the ‘City Park’ vision. How Did We Get Here? Commencing in 1974, the former City of Nepean gradually acquired the 96 acres (39 ha) for what was originally Rideau Bend Park, and then re-named Beryl Gaffney Park in 1998, in honour of Nepean resident, Councillor, and Member of Parliament, Beryl Gaffney. Since its inception, the park was envisaged as a destination park, not a neighbourhood park. The 1999 Beryl Gaffney Park Master Plan - Developed in 1999, pre-amalgamation, by Landscape Architect, Steve Sunderland, Principal with Corush, Sunderland, & Wright, the BG Master Plan included: conservation of the existing forest, picnic area, pathways, a marsh boardwalk, adventure playground, outdoor skating pond, canoe/ small boat rental and docks, fishing areas, amphitheatre, selfpropelled channel ferry, parking and washroom amenities. Post-Amalgamation
In 2006, Ottawa City Council approved the building of a headquarters facility for Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA), within Beryl Gaffney Park, with a remittance of $32,000 annually to be invested in BG park development. In 2008 an updated Master Plan was done. A March 2008 staff report indicated that ‘no substantive change to the original plan is needed.’ A Park Development schedule identified the following items for construction between 2008-2018: signage, parking, washroom upgrades, trails, picnic area, picnic shelter, footbridge, lookout, lighting, site furnishings, and small boat docks. Community Consultation & June 24 Meeting - After a decade and virtually none of the above accomplished, the City conducted two consultation sessions, and sought on-line input from the public on how to move forward with the updated 2008 Master Plan and priority spending for the park. At the June 24, 2019 meeting, staff proposed two immediate actions for the $1M BG Fund: • Buy adjacent land to cre-
ate a fenced, off-leash dog park area (adjacent to Rideau Valley Drive) - $400,000. • Install a traffic light and parking lot off Prince of Wales, across from Capital Memorial Gardens - $600,000. Some residents opposed ‘ANY’ park development and the ‘off-leash’ crowd wanted assurances that the newly acquired ‘off-leash’ fenced area would not negate the whole park being retained as ‘off-leash’. Recommendations are Non-Starters - While adding acreage to Beryl Gaffney Park is fully aligned with the ‘destination park’ concept, there is no need to use the dedicated BG Park development funds. The City has city-wide cash-inlieu of parkland funds and this is exactly how they could and should be used. And why would another parking lot be put in, at this time, when the current parking lot is virtually NEVER at or near capacity? Given our current fiscal climate, it’s extremely difficult to secure ‘park development’ funds. With $1M allocated for Beryl Gaffney, the ‘do nothing’
in the park approach, advocated by staff and some residents is, frankly, irresponsible. Finding a Way Forward It’s now time to seriously invest in this destination park: Put in the Picnic Areas and Shelter - replace the wild parsnip, tick-infested, dog-poop meadow that currently exists, with a well designed and maintained picnic space. - Build the Adventure Play Area – this was envisioned as a ‘natural area’ with climbing ropes and other amenities that both entertain and challenge children, fully complementary of both the picnic area and the natural features of the site. Build the Marsh Boardwalk – there are very few opportunities where one can actually get to the Rideau waterfront and take in its beauty and serenity. Are kayaks and canoes really causing erosion? Surely, water access should be a priority – look at the success of Chapman Mills? Build the Amphitheatre – there is a local group that is keen to work on this asset. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to bike to BG Park, and listen to a Sunday afternoon concert, seated on a
blanket, on the natural incline the site offers? Final Thoughts… - Beryl Gaffney Park will become another off-leash dog-walkers’ paradise if it doesn’t have the benefit of a Master Plan to guide it – just witness the nearby 35acre David Bartlett Park where the organized Dog Walker’s Association not only forced the removal of picnic tables, but opposed a waterfront pathway. Poor maintenance is not the issue here – having a clear vision is. These are one-time capital dollars, not operating budgets. These are investments for the
future to serve many, not a few. Unless City Council takes a broader and firmer stance, we’ll get another 20 years and more wild parsnip. Let’s hope that some of the former Nepean Councillors – Harder, Chiarelli and others who can see beyond their own ward boundaries - provide some leadership. If you have a broader vision for this precious park – a picnic area, play space, waterfront boardwalk -then get off your duff and send your thoughts today, to Beryl.Gaffney@ottawa. ca….and copy your Councillor. Anne Robinson, Manotick
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The MessengerNEWS GoFundMe page set up for Riverside South resident battling cancer By Charlie Senack
The Riverside South community is rallying around one of its residents who is in the fight for his life, and has started a GoFundMe page which has already raised over $24,000. Marc Paradis was out enjoying a birthday walk on the beach in Petawawa last summer, when he noticed a bump “the size of a chickpea” under his arm. “The lump swelled, I went to my doctor, got an ultrasound done August 4th, and then an ultrasound guided biopsy in early September,” he said in a post to Facebook. When he got the results back in October, they weren’t what he was hoping for. He was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma. Paradis, a vice principal at St. Patrick’s High School, was
forced to leave his job while he underwent treatment. On October 30th he had an axillary dissection done in his right armpit, where about 50 lymph nodes were removed, seven of which were diseased. The father of two had to then travel to the United States for genetic testing and complementary therapy, and had to get multiple scans along the way. In March the lump returned where it still resides to this day, but Paradis is keeping a positive attitude. “We call him “Jake 2.0,” joked Paradis. “Early scans revealed that the cancer had spread to my right hip, T10 spine, and I’ve got two lesions now on my spleen. Doctors don’t think the immunotherapy is working, but I continue to pray and to be hopeful.” Paradis was a teacher at St. Pius X High School before be-
ing promoted to a VP position. Many of his former students are supporting him through his GoFundMe page, and with words of support. “He’s passionate to see everyone he meets thrive and succeed,” wrote Cole O’Driscoll, a former student of Paradis. “Beyond that, he’s a humble person who looks to create positive relations with everyone he meets.” Paradis was known to take learning outside of the classroom, and frequently brought his geography classes out to the garden. He also planned field trips to Gatineau Park, and was always looking to find ways to help the environment. The money raised through the GoFundMe page will help fund a very expensive drug called Trametinib, which was prescribed by Paradis’ oncologist. The drug is not covered by
OHIP, and has the potential of slowing the aggressive cancer down. “You never think it can happen to you, until it does,” Paradis said. “And when it does, pick up your shoes, dig
in your heels, and get ready to kick the sh-t out of it.” The link to the GoFundMe page is https:// ca.gofundme.com/f/helpingour-friend-marc-paradis, and can also be found by goo-
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East Nepean Eagles’ Carter Audet (12), of Manotick, celebrates his homer as he gets set to greet his teammates at home plate during their Game 2 win over the Kingston Colts on Friday, July 12. East Nepean hung on to win the game 7-6 and sweep the best of three Ontario Intermediate (age 13) Little League championship series. The win earned the Eagles a trip to Langley, BC to participate in the Canadian championships from July 20-27. Meanwhile in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, the Eagles Senior Little League team is currently playing in the Canadian championships after winning the provincial title in June. The Eagles opened the tournament over the weekend with a 17-2 loss to Quebec on Saturday and a tough 6-5 loss to the host Cape Breton Ramblers Sunday night. The Junior Little League Eagles are in Oakville this week for the Ontario championships, with the winner of that tournament heading to the Canadian championships in Lethbridge. This weekend, the Eagles host the District 2 Major Little League championships at Ken Ross Park in Barrhaven, with the winners heading to Kingston for the provincial championships. Mike Carroccetto photos
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South Carleton, St. Mark students presented Student Community Awards
The Manotick Village and Community Association is proud to provide a $500 award to each of two local students who committed many, many hours to community service in Manotick. The awards are given to a graduating student from each of the two local high schools. Nathan Innes, a graduate of South Carleton High School, contributed over 1500 volunteer hours to the Ottawa Police Service Youth Section. He is going to pursue studies in Emergency Management at York University in Toronto. Nadia Wilson is the recipient from St. Mark High School. She has been actively involved with programs at St. Leonard Church and in the Kiwanis Key Club at St. Mark, as well as helping out with Kiwanis Christmas tree sales and the Shiverfest pancake breakfast. She also provides handyman services for seniors on her neighbourhood. Nadia will be pursuing
a career in cabinetry and furniture making at Algonquin College. Congratulations to both of this year’s winners!
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Dock getting lots of use from boaters, kayakers, canoers, sunbathers, fishermen and walkers. It is a wonderful addition to the Village and will be officially opened during Taste of Manotick. Also nice to see some of the Main Street buildings get spruced up!
Art in the Square and Speed Art, July 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Drop by Dickinson Square to see the work of local artists. There will be art and artrelated items for sale as well as an art activity table for children. Organized by the with Old Car_Ad copy 7/11/19 7:25 PMthe Page 1 Manotick ArtsDad Association. Bonnie Gray presents MVCA 2019 Student Community Award for South Carleton High For more information, email: School to Nathan Innes. Sheilaking.firstname.lastname@example.org YOMA – Friday Night email@example.com org to get it included in an Drop In, 7-9:30 p.m. or call us at 613-296-1202 upcoming newsletter. Country music at the Follow us on Twitter Got an event happening For youth age 12-17. Mill, July 25, 7:30 p.m. in Manotick? Please email @manotickvca and FaceFor more information, visit Ball Chain and Wreckers president@manotickvca. book will perform vintage country yoma.ca, email us at youth. and folk music at Watson’s Mill on this Thursday evening. Tickets are $30 each and $80 for a family. Light refreshments provided with alcoholic beverages for sale. Details at www.watsonsmill. com
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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH
Hard work pays off for St. Mark High School student-athlete
Name: Joshua St-Jean Age: 17 School: St. Mark
Grade: Entering Grad 12 in September Parents: Yvan St-Jean and Tammy St-Jean “My Father works immigration at the airport in Ottawa, and my Mom is a manager for home care at LHIN.” Sister: Abby (14), Grade 9 in September, St. Mark High Pets: “I have three dogs. The first one’s a chocolate lab named Loki. The second one is named Sadi, and she’s a chocolate lab mixed with a boxer. The last one is only a few months old. He’s a pug mixed with a French bulldog, and his name is Thor. Loki is older than Sadi by one year. We only got Thor during thanksgiving weekend.” Part-time Work: “Currently I’m working as a cook at Burgers
and Shakes in Manotick. been FOCUS ON I’ve working YOUTH there since July 2018. I get between by Phill Potter 10 to 15 hours during the school year, and 15 to 20 hours during the summer. Recently, I got a second job at Orchard Walk Retirement Centre as a server. I’m getting about 15 to 20 hours a week there.
Greatest Accomplishment: “My greatest accomplishment was the award I received in grade 10. The award was Junior Male Athlete of the Year. That year I played 4 sports. Football, for my first time, and got Most Improved Player. Then basketball, which resulted in MIP as well. Next was badminton, where I got Most Valuable Player. The last sport I played with the school was rugby, where I won MVP again. I worked so hard that year. I set my mind to it, and achieved my goal. That is why it’s my greatest achievement.”
Activities/Interests: “Along with school sports, I also played competitive basketball outside of school with the Ottawa South Basketball Association. This year I had to cut down. I only played three sports with school, but I still played competitive. Badminton was the only sport I eliminated.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “When my dad was around my age, he played a lot of sports, and was pretty good at them. So when I was about 5 years old, my parents started putting me in different sports to see if I could find one I really liked. The first sport that I actually felt good playing, was basketball. I started getting better, but now I figured that I’m good at a few other sports as well.”
Career Goals: “I’m not to sure what I plan on doing in the future, but I have an idea that I want to do something involving sports.” Joshua St-Jean is a student athlete at St. Mark High School. Phill Potter photo
Community Calendar • Ottawa Newcomers Club - 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 interests by joining our many group activities. More information at: ottawanewcomersclub.ca or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. • Old Time Fiddle Music & Dance - East Osgoode Greely Assoc, First Friday of each month, invites & welcome all Musicians, Dancers & Listeners. Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive,
Greely. For additional info call 613 489-2697. • Albion Communities (Albion Woods, Albion Sun Vista) Community wide Garage Sale June 22 from 8 am to 2 pm. 6600 Mitch Owens Road • Thursday Fun Night for adults and children. An optional supper at 5:45 pm. Indoor soccer/games, crafts, or nursery for ages 0-11. Parenting course, Alpha course, or Growing in Faith/Hearing God course for adults, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. To try it out contact, email@example.com
• Friday Night Country Music & Dance Club The Greely Legion hosts a Friday Night Music and Dance Club, the fourth Friday of each month. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613-826-6128. • Tuesday Dance Party The Greely Legion hosts live music on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613-826-6128.
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MANOTICK MESSENGER Manotick’s Ellie Gadzos (left) poses with Kaija Thaggart after singing at Bluesfest last Wednesday (July 10). The 14-year-old singer/songwriter has been in the studio recording and hopes to release one of her originals soon. Mike Carroccetto photo
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Osgoode Ward was full of excitement at Canada Day celebrations
I kicked off Canada Day 2019 in the village of Vernon with a bouncy castle, fire truck, glow in the dark target shooting, free popcorn, and more! It was nice to spend some time to listen to the Vernon Ukulele Band with Mayor Jim Watson as they played old familiar tunes. Great job by the Vernon Community Association and all their volunteers for another fun Canada Day. Greely village was full of action with Canada Day celebrations. It was great having Mayor Watson visit Greely to stroll around and enjoy a hot dog from my annual free BBQ where over 700 free hot dogs were handed out at our table. Whether you were enjoying a hot dog or fresh cut fries from Fries for Charity or even a cold bottle of water, there was plenty to do. Bouncy castles, live music, pony rides, games and more. It was a great way to spend some time with family and friends. A huge thank you to all my staff and volunteers as well as the amazing Parkway Church team that worked hand and glove with the smiling Greely Volunteer Firefighters. Kudos to Barry Bennett that did double duty managing the community centre and helping at the BBQ as well. All of you make this event great indeed and show your community spirit.
WARD REPORT by Councillor George Darouze
Big shout out to Marcel & Linda Moncion of Moncion’s Your Independent Grocer that continues to generously support my community BBQ’s by donating the food. Without all these amazing people, including GCA President Adam Sooley, this would not have been possible. The Canada Day parade in the village of Osgoode was another big attraction on Main Street to the Community Centre. A sea of red and white lined the streets as far as the eye could see with so many children and families out to spread good cheer and waving flags as proud Canadians. It was a moment to take in and realize how deep the community spirit is. Osgoode also had a dunk tank to raise money for community and as luck would have it, I was one of the ones being dunked! A bidding war waged between MPP Goldie Ghamari and Gino Milito that ended up with them matching bids for a chance each to dunk me. It was very refreshing and even better, we raised close to $500 with other residents who also went for a swim. A lot
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less man hours in labour and cooperation with land owners, the Greely Loop KIDS ANNUAL FISHING is officially open! DERBY ARAC MEETING Thank you to Kristine We also had our final Each year the Osgoode van der Pas Norenius, PY Agriculture and Rural Af- Township Game and Con- Bourduas, Andrea Ghent, fairs Committee meeting servation Club hosts an Godelieve Deblonde, Paul before summer break. The annual fishing day for Lenore, Barry Duchene, agenda was mostly focused kids at the W.A. Taylor Bruce Brayman and Adam on minor zoning amend- Park, within the RVCA. Sooley of the Greely ments to satisfy conditions The day is meant to en- Community Association, of severance imposed by courage children to come for working together as a the Committee of Adjust- out and enjoy the wonder- community to make this ment. ful sport of fishing and to dream come true. We also had a staff pres- learn some tips on how to Thank you also to Mayentation on the Ottawa get started or for some on or Watson, Kris Gordon Rural Clean Water Pro- how to improve their fish- and countless others for gram, receiving the pro- ing game. Over 150 kids joining us to cut the ribgram’s 2018 annual report. received free fishing rods, bon today. The report won’t be com- tackles boxes or nets for This path connects the ing before Council, but it’s their participation. It was larger part of Greely in a such an effective program, wonderful to see so many safe manner for cyclists, I strongly encourage all children casting for the joggers and pedestrians rural residents to take part first time and many catch- alike. of this incredible program! ing some of the smaller An incredible amount The small-scale projects fish right off the dock. of planning was needed that get funded through Parents and children were from the Greely Loop the program are aimed equally pleased to have team and the City of Otat protecting Ottawa’s been able to participate on tawa, as well as the generwaterways, wetlands and a beautiful day, followed osity of Ken Gordon and groundwater. Staff in- by a BBQ in thanks for Joe Zappia for allowing formed us that rural land- coming out. I would like access on their parcels of owners completed 49 such to thank the OTGCC and land to connect the last projects in 2018. Over the all those who made this portion of the Loop. past two years, the City day possible. I look forI am so happy to be a provided $152,000 in ward to the next! part of this great commungrants, mostly to help deity initiative and to have velop forest managementLATEST AD!!!!!!!!!!!! able toPM helpPage out1from GREELYcopy_Diversitea LOOP Adbeen 7/8/19 1:52 plans, carry out erosion Finally after 4 years of start to finish. Congratulacontrol work and decom- extreme dedication, count- tions on a job well done mission unused wells. Other kinds of projects are eligible as well and I would ask you to share the information with any of the rural landowners on your mailing lists, sending them
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