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Most people enjoy dining out for various reasons, including the opportunity to try new flavors, interact socially and avoid cooking and cleaning up at home. Canadians are dining out more often. A Dalhousie University survey found that nearly 42 percent of Canadians either buy ready-to-eat meals or dine at a restaurant once or twice a week, while another 3 percent admitted to doing so on a daily basis. Dining out puts customers in direct contact with the people who make restaurants run like clockwork - most notably, food servers. While big tips are a great way for diners to express their gratitude to their servers, there are other ways to show thanks. 1. Make a reservation and arrive on time. When a reservation has been made, make sure all members of the dining party arrive on time. A punctual arrival helps the restaurant
run more smoothly, especially if it is a large party. If you will be running late, call the restaurant and notify them. 2. Let needs be known early on. If you’re rushing to make it to a movie, let the server know that time is of the essence so service can be expedited. If you prefer to lounge, ask to be seated in an out-of-the way spot. 3. Only signal the server when you’re ready to order. Do not call the server over if you need to continue perusing the menu. 4. Be courteous to the server and fellow customers. It is important for all customers to wait their turn and avoid interrupting waiters when they are taking other customers’ orders. In addition, allow servers to mention the specials before ordering. 5. Alert staff to food allergies when ordering so that the kitchen can be notified that a special order will be coming in. This enables
everyone to be prepared and reduces the risk of someone getting sick. 6. If something is not right with the meal, mention it early so it can be remedied. Do not eat an entire meal before filing a complaint with the server. 7. Recognize that servers have nothing to do with the wait time for a table. Do not take your frustration out on the server if it takes awhile before you’re seated. 8. Clean up after yourself and children. If your party makes a big mess or a child gets sick or spills something, make an effort to clean up the table. 9. Consider the bigger picture when deciding what to leave as a tip. Servers have no control over the quality of the food, wait times or even the atmosphere. Take up issues with the management and make sure the tip reflects the job done by the server.
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Worker makes allegations sexual harassment, racism against Manotick company The Ottawa Citizen has reported that a female construction site clean-up worker is seeking $40,000 in damages from a Manotick construction company after filing a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. Belia Mejia, who worked for Versatek Building Corp., filed the complaint in February. She alleged harassment that included physical threats, crude racist and sexist comments,
and an allegation that two male co-workers had followed her home to see where she lived. The allegations were detailed in the complaint, which awas obtained by the Citizen for the story reported on and written by Aeden Helmer. None of Mejia’s claims have yet been tested by the Human Rights Tribunal. Versatek’s parent company, Bayview Kanata HoldT:5.063” ings, Ltd., responded
to the allegations in a detailed response filed with the tribunal and obtained by the Citizen. They denied the most serious allegations, while dismissing others as part of the working culture at a construction site. Mejia told the Citizen that she formally complained on Jan. 10 – the company denies this in Helmer’s story – as the harassment escalated. She claimed that the foreman and
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she sent a text to her boss informing him she would not be returning to work due to sexual and racial harassment. The Ministry of Labour visited the Versatek site on Jan. 31.
The company also said it had enlisted a third party investigation into Mejia’s treatment at the worksite. Interviews with Mejia and her co-workers were conducted.
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other workers had been calling Mejia, who is originally from Nicaragua, “Dora the Explorer” and also called her crude and sexist names in Spanish. She told the Citizen that on Jan. 22,
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Mayor’s Rural Expo and Food Aid Day at City Hall Fri., June 1 RIDEAUGOULBOURN
WARD REPORT by Councillor Scott Moffatt
the Conservation Authorities. Lands affected are within the watersheds of Constance Creek, the Ottawa River near Constance Bay, Huntley Creek, Feedmill Creek and the Rideau River between the Ottawa River and Burritt’s Rapids. The temporary zoning amendment for 4041 Moodie Drive will allow Ottawa Fire Services to continue using the Cityowned site as a training facility. As usual, we meet at Ben Franklin Place in the Nepean Council Chambers and our meetings begin at 10:00am.
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This annual tradition and significant fundraiser takes place this year on Friday, June 1st between 10:00am and 2:00pm at Ottawa City Hall. The event is an opportunity for urban residents to get a taste of rural Ottawa and while they are there, partake in a fundraiser BBQ cooked by THE WORKS. The cost of the BBQ lunch is $10 and includes a burger, side and drink (debit, credit or cash will be accepted). Music will be provided by New Country 94. As always, the event will also feature the celebrity cow milking competition.
The rural tradeshow, kicking off at 10:00am, features farmers, businesses and organizations promoting unique goods and services. Booths will be located at Marion Dewar Plaza and inside City Hall at Jean Pigott Place. Last year the event raised $106,000 in support
of Food Aid; a program run by the Ottawa Food Bank to purchase and process beef from local farmers. Beef adds nutritious protein to the diets of families requiring this support while boosting the domestic market for cattle.
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across the country use this day to bless their neighbourhoods through a unified day of giving. It is not a garage sale. They are not raising money. Everything is free. It is their way of helping those in need. This year, Manotick’s newest church, the Manotick Community Church, will be taking part for the third time. This Saturday, drop by 5492 South River Drive, former Manotick Medical Centre, between 8:00am and 1:00pm. They will also have free muffins and coffee in the morning and free hot dogs at lunch. Most importantly, they will have a parking lot FULL of free stuff to choose from. The Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in North Gower is also participating
While the immediate focus is on Dickinson Day weekend, I would like to look ahead to next week’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee meeting. The Thursday, June 7th agenda includes the following items: • Floodplain Mapping Updates • Surplus Farm Severance Zoning: 1670 Lockhead Road • Temporary Zoning Amendment: 4041 Moodie Drive • Surplus Farm Severance Zoning: 6420 First Line Road After a few months of busy meetings with the Cranberry Creek, Hard Rock Casino Ottawa, Site Alteration By-Law and the Carlsbad Springs waste recovery facility, this is a fairly light agenda in comparison. The report on the floodplain mapping recommends approving updates to the zoning by-law to reflect new floodplain mapping conducted by
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY “Of Convocations, Commencements, Graduations and Proms”
We are in the season of convocations, commencements, graduations and beginnings! I have had the privilege, some years ago, of attending Algonquin College Convocation as a member of Algonquin staff. Kiwanis Key Club members at various High Schools will be on my mind at their Commencement. Limos and girls in long dresses, handsome young men dressed to the nines arrive and are seated. Proud parents and friends, in limited numbers, have been invited to witness the “beginning of another chapter of life”. The stage is decorated with flowers; staff is seated ready to present the appropriate certificates and diplomas; the band plays, the valedictorian addresses the
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gathering, then the parade starts with the traditional shake hands, best wishes, perhaps a few tears and back to the seat holding that precious piece of paper. Each year at this time we await the smiling photos of the mortarboard wearing graduates; from the Tiny Tots program to the University Graduate, each one an eager learner awaiting to begin the next step on their life discovery journey. Oh, how many things to be learned, how many adventures lay ahead.
The roots of education go back to the very beginnings of history. Our highly complex and expensive educational system has been built up over a long period of time and owes much to the past. Education came with a “price” over the years, with all the young people who had dreams but never had the opportunity to learn more, when their lives were snuffed out by wars. In the free society in which we live, every citizen has the opportunity to develop his or her abilities to the limit of their capacity. If we are to compete successfully in the world, governments cannot afford to neglect any of the divisions of our educational system – primary, secondary, college and university.
Applecrate Galleries to host art show featuring works of students Some of South Carleton’s finest young artists will have their works on display in a professional setting this month. Applecrate Galleres on Manotick Main Street in Manotick will be hosting Selection: A Collective Art Show featuring the works of students from South Carleton High School, Fri., June 15 from 6-8 p.m. Guests will enjoy an evening of creative indulgence, as students from South Carleton High School (SCHS) will feature
over 50 original works. The work is made up by Mrs. Barbier’s students in grade 10 art and grade 11 photography. Guests are invited to come and enjoy the light refreshments, social exchange, relaxing atmosphere, and of course, beautiful artwork of our talented students. This group exhibition will feature over 50 different artists from SCHS and will include materials ranging from digital photography, to acrylic paint, charcoal, and sharpie. The
works on display will typically consist of portraiture and abstracted images; contrast is one of the dominant elements driving these works. The art show has plenty to offer patrons looking for an alternative to regular evening outings. Guests can expect to experience stunning works of art while meeting and greeting many of the young artists behind the work. This exhibition is an all ages event and families are welcome. Admission is free!
Rideau Archives, Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and the Goulbourn Museum. For disability-related accommodation required to participate fully in this event, please contact the City at doorsopen@ottawa. ca or call 3-1-1. For more information on this event, please visit Ottawa.ca/ doorsopen.
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Convocations and commencements are in the purest sense markers of beginnings. They give voice to our life’s work and
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Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that celebrates our community’s built heritage, is back! On June 2nd and 3rd, you can explore over 140 unique buildings that have shaped the Ottawa landscape, such as the Supreme Court of Canada, Hydro Ottawa’s new Hydroelectric facility at Chaudière Falls, the Global Centre for Pluralism, and the Bank of Canada. Local participants include Dickinson House, Watson’s Mill,
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If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-5802491. For information on Rideau-Goulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.
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Exposing his scars for the world to see
Ghamari still an underdog despite being favourite
We all shake our heads when bad things I instantly knew there was a mistake. I don’t know why, but something in me knew that happen to good people. But when bad things happen to good, you needed to be with me.” Being switched to be in Cowan-Wilson’s young people, it emotionally handcuffs us Our C Ommunity class set off what Michael calls an avalanche and then locks us in a cell of frustration. It seemed like we have anxiously when the riding split. We think of those who were abused who of tragedy. It is one which he will never truly awaited a provincial election for Even though Iranian-Canadian Messenger Editorial had nowhere to turn. There has never been a be able to dig out from. Yet, if he could go years, and yet, it seems to have crept trademark lawyer Goldie Ghamari template for victims. Every situation is differ- back, he would not have changed it. up on us quickly. is the frontrunner to win the riding “Even if I could, I wouldn’t change that ent. Every predator is different. The victims’ Aretheyou Perhaps reasonmore for that Canadian is the for the PCs, she has been made an shame seems to be the only common de- moment,” he said. “Despite the ruin that one soap opera that took place over the underdog by her own party. An email than a fifth grader? change of class brought about for me, what nominator. race for the party leadership of the leaked to the Ottawa Citizen last year With Canada Day approaching next Party. week, it is In a good quoted time for us MacLeod all to would the alternative have been? Which of But what if there was a template? What if Progressive Conservative as saying that Ghareflect on what it means to be Canadian. you did stand in and take the curveballs that my friends would (she) have targeted if (she) fact, Do allwethat Doug Ford’s unlikely rise mari would not be a suitable replacetake being Canadian for granted? Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us to party leadership lacked was Victor ment for her. the demons threw at you and you knocked didn’t pick me? This sorrow (she has) infected look upon immigrants and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but very willing to take. Perhaps, some people, that is true, but when you Newman getting insidefor information Ghamari, however, has been upon me, this pain that made death feel like them out of the park? a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by Nepeanon attend Christine Elliott, implemenThat’s exactly what a young man has done. the only solution, I wouldn’t wish upon anyCarleton MP Pierre Poilievre the at Mother Teresa High Schoolnothing in Barrhaven but last a professional and repmonth, can see the excitement and the thankfulness the eyes of candidate every tation ofyouthe Jabot Industries’ Blood inutable for Carleton. She one.” Last week, his middle new Canadian. Abbott Clause, and maybe Dollar Bill has hosted public forums over the They understand, perhaps better than all of us, what it means to be Perhaps the most disturbschool teacher, Kyla Canadian.cooking up some kind of Spencer past year in most of the communities Cowan-Wilson, plead- Bev McRae photo ing scenario that Straw reSo how can the rest of us have that feeling? crazyThe and narcissistic scheme. in the riding, gathering information Conservative government has a solid idea. FROM THE OTHER called was at Bluesfest that edCo-operative guilty to sexually as- its At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Nursery School honoured longest-servJason Kenney, Minister ofthat Citizenship, Immigration andand Multiculturalism Then again, all of would have opinions and hosting discusing teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s summer. Cowan-Wilson’s hussaulting him while he and Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chalLeft to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a supbeen more thantoPatrick sions business, hydro, edulenging middle believable and high school students take the citizenship test. on small playground. band had found out about the was her student. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded inenpart by CIC and run by the Brown’s implosion, and then cation, health care, and other topics. Historica-Dominion Institute, will see students study Discover Canada: the relationship. Michael said she Although he is now Jeff Morris tering race to replace himself, But this election will transcend Rightsthe and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship texted him telling him to leave an adult and wants his test. Sometimes and then Doug Ford showing up and local options in Carleton. The NDP it’s best just to say nil “This will be a fun way for students to learn about Canada and feel proud Bluesfest, as her husband was story to be told, he canI’m finding myself at one of our shared history said Ministercandidate, Kenney. “As we Courtney grabbing hold of and theaccomplishments,” party. Potter, willof those get bizarre cross- wonder about things like how come “underneath” is roads where everything I love about sports is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the there looking for him. He left, terrified. not be identified because of a court ordered learn about our past and the people and events that made Canada what it is Make no mistake. a lot because Andrea to collide with a largeof swatch of the population work- discussion pulled me back into soccer. today, we become more proud to People be Canadian.want We are inspired to seeof howsupport we Michael said that he has feared running publication ban. We will refer to him in this ing diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelsea is learning so much by watching the can defend our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much change. But is Doug Ford too much Horwath’s popularity. Potter is a It’s this whole World Cup thing. Don’t youcolumn find Worldas Cup,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “We are more strongly how valuable it is to be a citizen of Canada.” into either of them over the years, and added Michael. change? They are sick of the Wynne 22-year-old student who was among that people are just a little too into it? studying each country before the game. She has “Our schools need to be training our young people to become the citizens I found myself in line in frontin of two nouveau“Over really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, and friends she the years, many of my have that there have been many days where he has of tomorrow. Citizenship is notthe only scandals, about new Canadians, aboutNDP all Liberal Government, theit’slast candidates selected soccer fan moms at Your wants us to go there on our Canadians, young and old,” said Andrew Cohen. “The Canadian Citizenship been afraid to go outside his house. His life told me that theeven best way to face theChallenge overspending, and to the fiscal theit means party. Qadri, the Liberal Independent Grocer the other day. vacation next year. 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Each classroom will receive a set of the new citizenship CORNER SIDE forever and no words that she or I could say ever, is that he has faced her in his mind every played out before, and the Wynne unteer work, primarily in Stittsville. Justin Bieber’s first major scandal The other mom – the one with guide, along with specially designed learning activities. The teacher will also By Jeffrey would be. I was just about to rethe Birkenstocks –the pipedabuse in. will ever change that,” he said. “The only minute of every day since occured. receive copies a mock citizenship citizenship the Liberals haveof come out onexam. topStudents eachwill take thePerhaps criticisms Ghamari Mayor Suzanne Dodge Morris enter the world after some quality “They are a wonderful football exam as a class and the teachers will return the completed exams to the Michael felt nation,” compelled to husband, share his story impact I can make is in helping others. 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They need all of theceptional supA busload of seniors from retirement port they can get.” home hadof pulled and passengers were at getting the coach hisup school team Sir Winston never thought I’d survive this. I know what it SERVING MANOTICK AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES Nil? Who says nil? Really. off. I was trying to, in my head, name all of their is like to feel completely hopeless and empty. Churchill Public School. “Oh, I know,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “The walkers as an escape. 1165 Beaverwood Rd., P.O. Box 567, Ontario K4M 1A5 INManotick, OSGOODE, RIDEAU AND SOUTH GLOUCESTER horns are such a beautiful part of the South African Unfortunately, they pulled me back in. www.manotickmessenger.on.ca I know what it feels like to feel as if everything Like any kid, Michael blamed himself for culture.” “My cousin lives in Australia, and he was devasThe Manotick Messenger is published every Wednesday in Manotick, Ontario. 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At the beginning of Michael’s Grade 8 year, They are people blowing on cheap, plastic, gimThe mom with Birkenstock’s wasn’t either, but Reporters: Bev McRae Publisher: Jeffrey Morris Phone: 613-692-6000 EsauMorris micky horns. she did acknowledge me with athat response. Managing Editor: Jeff Jeffrey John Green: There will be an end to the darkness.” Cowan-Wilson noticed he was not in her Fax: 613-692-3758 Reporters: Bev McRae The funny thing about these horns is that they “Who is your team?” she quipped, condescend2010 Susan Vallom Michael says that although the bad days Marketing Mgr: Gord Logan Jeff Esau class. She immediately requested a change to have become what has definedOur the 2010 WorldPerson Cup. ingly. email: People who have been following theof World and I did the only thing I could do, shouting as loud theCup Year Office: ensure he would be in her class for the year. are crippling, the good days are more freMarketing Mgr:Angie GordDinardo Logan Advertising: firstname.lastname@example.org people who have only seen 20 minutes of it in pass- as I could. Photographer: Mike Carroccetto Greely-area rescue specialist Editor: email@example.com ing have commented on these annoying yetpictured relent“USA! USA!he USA!” Michael said was being targeted long be- quent. John Green, with Office: Angie Dinardo News/ Sports: firstname.lastname@example.org Grace has Agostinho of the less horns. Ironically, while the world learned to FrenchThey turned their heads in disgust. The next 45 Photographer: Mike Carroccetto Cafe at anow fundraiser forhe the “I now know that in time, I will find peace fore was aware that had taken an interadapt these horns as the one thing they know seconds were incredibly silentshe and awkward. Manotick Project in Haiti at about South African culture, the horns aren’t really At that point, it was my turn. The cashier Longfields Davidson Heights in my life,” he said. “There will be a day when est in him. High School insports February,scanned is We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada a part of their everyday lives. South African my Diet Coke and V-8 Fusion, and I was person of the year for through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. my past no longer defines me. And that day is He an excerpt from a five-page love enthusiasts have commented thatour they had neverwas allshared set. 2010. 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Canadian Community Newspaper Association “I saw a sensitive and vulnerable kid,” she He is defined by his courageous fight to take came up with the idea to mass produce and market Blake McKim these horns as a World Cup novelty. The plan Jeffrey Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columnist of wrote.” I knew at that moment I wanted you back his own life and to be a beacon of hope worked, and now the rest ofx,the worldSingle must endure the Year. His book, From the Other Skide, is availVol. 27, Number X Manotick, Ontario Wednesday, Month 2010 copies $1 the shrilling sounds of his quick buck. at Manotick Office Pro, Barrhaven UPSname Store, in myableclass. When I saw your missing for others.
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It’s time for the Ontario government to buy back Hydro One The Editor, My good friend Andy Braid has managed to hit the nail on the head once again in his recent letter about Hydro One. Well, sorta. At least somewhere in the general vicinity of the nail, if not actually on the head. Hydro One does not generate power itself, except in the far north of Ontario, but instead runs the transmission lines and local distribution systems that bring power to our homes from the power producers. Hydro One is, or should be,
a natural government monopoly, in the same way that police forces and the military are government monopolies; after all, wherever you live, there is only one set of power lines coming to you. You can’t switch to an alternative supplier as you can with your phone company. Hydro One was only sold off because Kathleen Wynne’s government, after years of fiscal mismanagement, was so desperate for new ways to raise money that they started to sell off the family fur-
niture, so to speak. cost fossil fuel plants Anyone who has not with high cost wind turbeen living in a cabin in bines which only work the woods for the past when the wind blows, ten years will know that and must therefore be Ontario’s electricity rates backed up by fossil fuel have shot up faster by far plants ready to come than the cost of living, to on stream the moment the point where many the wind drops. We are people, particularly therefore paying for our elderly people on fixed electricity twice, once incomes, face heat or for the wind turbines eat decisions in winter- and once for the fostime. The primary rea- sil fuel plants. The cost son for this is Kathleen of wind power is twice Wynne’s insane decision that of fossil fuel power, to convert our electri- typically 11-13 cents city system to so-called per kilowatt hour (kWh) forcopy wind as opposed to 1 renewable energy, Remove athus Person_Ad 5/15/18 5:22 PM Page replacing reliable, low 6-7 cents per kWh for fossil fuel power. Since no power distribution authority in their right minds would willingly accept high-priced wind power if there were an
Dumps belong in the dark ages, it’s time for incinedrators The Editor, but it is surely a necessity Did I hear that a local in this day and age. Every week, trucks city council candidate has mentioned the for- trail to each house or bidden word, ‘inciner- other dwelling to pick ator?’ up the black box, the Well, it’s about time blue box, the green bin, too! the garbage bin and the I, along with many waste bin on their special others, were horrified days, chugging, idling, when we heard that yet stopping and starting another new dump wasto along their merry way. be dumped near BoundDumps should have ary Road. In this day and been left behind in the age. What on earth is the dark ages where they beCityAD!!!!!!!!!!!! thinking?copy_Diversitea Ad long. LATEST 5/25/18 9:02 PM Page 1 Of course an incinerWhere are all the enator will be expensive, viro crusaders on these
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alternative, Hydro One is contractually required to accept wind power whenever the wind blows, regardless of whether cheaper power is available from other sources, or whether it actually needs the power at the time. Since wind is often strongest in the middle of the night, when power demand is very low, Hydro One is frequently in the position of having to sell excess power outside Ontario, typically to the US. The price they can get in the middle of the night is very low, and is sometimes negative, i.e. Ontario has to pay US States to take our power. Meanwhile, of course, the wind energy
companies are still being paid 11-13 cents per kWh. All this, of course, is reflected in our hydro bills. The only way to bring back sanity to our hydro rates is for the government to buy back Hydro One, and give it the mandate to accept power at all times from the lowest cost producers, whether from nuclear, hydroelectric, fossil fuel, wind, solar, or burning old tennis socks. If wind and solar can survive commercially under these conditions without government subsidies, all well and good. If not, goodbye to a failed experiment. Roger Graves North Gower
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Happy FatHer’s Day Make his first Father’s Day special
Dads are often the first heros in their young children’s lives. Dads chase away ghosts in the closet, let their daughters dance on their toes and teach their sons how to win the heart of their first crush. The first Father’s Day a new dad spends with his growing family can be quite memorable, as celebrating one’s fatherhood for the first time is a unique and special time. Spouses and other family members can go the extra mile to make this year that much
more special for first-time fathers. · Let Dad sleep in. Chances are Dad is enamored with his little bundle of joy, but it’s well-known that being a new father often means sacrificing sleep time especially for the first several months to a year of that child’s life. Enlist the help of a family member who can be on baby watch while Dad gets to sleep in on the weekend of his big day. With some extra sleep, Dad can enjoy Father’s Day that much more. · Create a first-year
memory book. Take the time to put together a scrapbook of the photos and moments baby and Dad have gotten to spend together. So much focus is often placed on a new baby and his or her mother that Dad may be left playing second fiddle. Make it clear that fathers are key to their children’s development and happiness, too. · Make a baby keepsake. Use washable ink so that baby can sign a Father’s Day card with a hand or footprint. The tradition can be repeated year after
year until the child is old enough to write. · Go overboard on gifts. The idea isn’t to buy Dad’s love, but Dad’s first Father’s Day is a truly unique time. On behalf of his firstborn, purchase a few different gifts - those items that he has been interested in buying but has resisted in favor of saving money for new onesies and burp cloths. Or invest in one special event gift, such as tickets to a game to see his favorite team or a concert to catch a favorite band. · Boost his ego. Get
matching T-shirts for baby and Dad with cute memes and sayings, such as “Couch Potato” and “Tater Tot.” Father’s Day comes once
a year. However, a father’s very first Father’s Day occurs just once. Use the opportunity to pamper Dad so he can savor this truly special experience.
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Cappies Wonderland!
Morgan Churchill of St. Francis Xavier High School, approaches the podium to speak after receiving her Cappies trophy for Favourite Lead Actress in a Play at the Cappies Gala at the National Arts Centre on Sunday evening (May 27). Churchill played the role of Alice in St. FX’s staging of Alice in Wonderland. Other Cappies won by St. Fracis Xavier were Ireland Huibers (Comic Actress - Tweedledum), Isabella MacKay (Junior Critic), Lisa Uchelimafor (Creativity for Composition & Mike Carroccetto photo Lyric Writing) and the Mad Makeup Crew (Makeup).
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Summer camp options abound Summer camp is a beloved tradition in many families. Many parents of young children fondly recall spending their summers at summer camp, where they made lifelong friends and learned the finer points of roasting marshmallows and competing in threelegged sack races. Parents looking for the right summer camp for their kids will soon discover there are various types of summer camps, each offering youngsters something different. The following are some of the summer camp options parents can expect to encounter as they search for the right campe for their kids. Day camp Day camps are not overnight camps, which means kids will return home each night rather than sleep over at camp.
Day camps typically offer many of the activities people have come to associate with camps, including crafts, sports and even day-trips to experience local culture or attractions. Many day camps are co-ed, and counselors typically live within the community. Faith-based camp Faith-based camps offer many of the same activities as more traditional summer camps, but do so while simultaneously offering campers the opportunity to celebrate and further explore their religious beliefs. Some faithbased camps may focus heavily on religion, incorporating faith into daily camp activities, while others may be more subtle with regard to integrating religious beliefs and lessons into camp activities.
Sports camps Some summer camps focus on a particular sport, catering to young athletes who want to further develop their athletic talents. Sports camps may or may not feature guest lectures and lessons from notable local athletes and coaches, with some even providing instruction from current and/or former professional athletes. Some sports camps are overnight, while others are day camps. Family camps Family camps are opportunities for the whole family to enjoy the summer camp experience. Family camps typically tailor their activities around tasks families can complete together, with counselors providing assistance when itâ€™s needed. Family camps may be faith-based or secular, and families
typically stay overnight, sleeping in facilities on the campsite or in lodging away from home. Special needs camps Parents of children with special needs can still send their kids to summer camp, as there are many
camps that cater to such youngsters. Special needs camps may cater to campers who are blind, deaf, learning disabled, or mentally or physically disabled. Staff at special needs camps typically undergoes
extensive training, which helps to calm some of the fears parents may have about leaving their special needs children at camp. Facilities at special needs camps are often built to accommodate the specific needs of campers.
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Be part of this campaign to support your neighbour
Manotick shoppers to be surveyed for revitalization of the village core Over the next few months, representatives of the Task Force on Revitalization of the Village Core will be events and online, we will be asking people what they enjoy about shopping in Manotick, and what additional types of businesses they feel would bring more people to the Village. We will also be posting an online survey about shopping preferences to get a clearer picture about the most effective approach to economic development in the Village Core. So, if you see someone with clipboard in hand, please take a few minutes to answer our five questions. Your input will make a difference!
Come and check out the Manotick Community Garage Sale
Homes throughout the Manotick Village area and local businesses have signed up to participate in the first annual Community Garage Sale. Set for Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., registra-
VOICE by Grace Thrasher, President, Manotick Village and Community Association (MVCA)
tion closes on Wednesday, June 6. If you have things you want to sell, you can register your location on the MVCA website at www.manotickvca.org and get some helpful tips. This sale is also a fundraiser for Youth of Manotick Association who will be accepting donations of goods to sell at their table. The table will be located at ROSSS offices, 1128 Mill Street and goods can be dropped off on June 8 between 5 and 7 p.m. Visit the web site to see our map location and list of locations before you hit the road on Saturday morning. And don’t forget to include the Carleton Golf and Yacht Club neighbourhood who are having a community sale that day as well. Questions? Contact info@manotickvca. org
Cycling around Manotick
The City of Ottawa has listed a cycling map for the Manotick area on its cycling routes page. The Manotick south and west route will take you through the country to Kars and back again. When you are done, stop at one of the local restaurants for a bite to eat!
Piano in the Park is back
You can tinkle the ivories in A.Y. Jackson Park again this summer on a beautifully painted piano located in the gazebo. Sponsored by the MVCA and local residents, it is the second year a piano has been set up in the park. Residents and visitors will be able to play this one as well as one to be located in the park on Mill Street across from the Miller’s Oven. Lots of opportunity to create music!
to avoid construction snarl ups and accidents. And did you know there are traffic cams at Bankfield and Prince of Wales; Bridge and Main; and Mitch Owens and River Road? Check them out before you leave home and you can have a much smoother trip to your destination. Visit the map here: http://traffic.ottawa. ca/map/
Bridge and Main thanks to a donation of lots of bulbs by Manotick Home Hardware and the plantings of Manotick BIA Director Donna Smith and MVCA volunteers.
Dickinson Days, June 1-2
Come and visit the MVCA Booth at this annual weekend. We will be selling cotton candy
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Around the Village
Coyote sightings have been reported on the north part of the island roaming through the yards. It is recommended that you keep cats indoors and small dogs on leashes. Manotick Farmers’ Market is slated to return on June 24. For a list of vendors, visit www.manotickfarmersmarket.com Tulips are blooming at
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and popcorn as well as memberships in our stall beside Dickinson House. Don’t forget to ask about the upcoming Soap Box Derby and Community Garage Sale when you stop in! Enjoy the parade on Friday evening and take in the full day of festivities on Saturday at the craft market and entertainment tent.
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Councillor’s third Annual Free BBQ in the Park
Personal Emergency Preparedness Workshop
Do you know what to do during a large-scale emergency or disaster? Are You Ready? Learn all the essential information you need at this workshop. It could be one of the most valuable events you ever attend! The next FREE workshop is June 1st at the Osgoode Community Centre, 5660 Osgoode Main Street. Call 613-5802424 ext. 30235 to register!
Metcalfe Farmers Market
The Metcalfe Farmers’ Market runs on Saturdays this summer now through to October. Stop by and see what each vendor has to offer!
Vernon Family Garden Day
Learn about gardening while helping to plant a community garden at Vernon Family Garden Day! All ages are welcome to help dig, plant and prepare a vegetable garden for the 2018 growing season on Saturday, June 2nd! Tools, seeds and gloves
will be available. Located at the Osgoode Township Museum, 7814 Lawrence Avenue in Vernon. The Osgoode Township Museum’s community garden is a wonderful gathering place and is conveniently located beside an enclosed playground. Brought to you by the Vernon Community Association and the Osgoode Township Museum.
Tick Talk: FREE Lyme Disease Awareness Event
The Osgoode Fish, Game & Conservation Club in partnership with Councillor Darouze is hosting a free Tick Talk information event to talk about ticks, lyme disease, and prevention! On June 5th from 7-9pm at the Osgoode Community Centre come hear from our feature speakers from the Ministry of Natural Resources, and Voices of Canadians About Lyme (VOCAL), and Ottawa Public Health. There will also be information about ticks on pets from Osgoode Veterinary Services and information on the Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters Lyme Insurance. Hope to see you there!
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be henna tattoos, a magic show, outdoor lazer tag, an international baking contest, and escape room, live music, and more! See O-YA’s page for details.
Osgoode Village Community Association Canada Day Celebrations
The Osgoode Village Community Association organizing committee is hard at work securing activities for this year’s Canada Day celebrations. It is a fun-filled family event that begins at 2PM with pony rides, petting zoo, a BBQ, entertainment on the main stage and so much more! See here for further details.
Volunteers needed for Osgoode Medieval Festival
We need your help! The Osgoode Medieval Festival is looking for com-
mittee members to help organize this iconic local event. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Share the word!
Road Construction Notices
I apologize for the detours over the last 3 years while dealing with construction work throughout the Ward. Although we have these inconveniences, it will bring much needed improvements, which will certainly benefit us all. Find below ongoing road construction: Mitch Owens Rd from River Road to 300M east of Downey beginning on May 7th Stagecoach from Snake Island to Mitch Owens beginning May 16th Lafortune Drive North of Lawrence to the Dead End beginning on May 22nd Stay tuned in my weekly e-newsletters for more construction notices once they become available. Please check out the complete list of 2018 improvements here.
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O-YA’s Summer Block Party is BACK and better than ever! Working in partnership with O-YA’s Youth Advisory Committee, we have MANY fun activities for all ages on Saturday June 9th. There will
VOICE continues from page 13 The Big Give, June 2, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Manotick Community Church (located in the former Manotick Medical Centre, 5492 South River Drive) is part of this national day where you can pick up free goods (clothing, household, etc) at the Church.
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.
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February 8, 1954 - May 12, 2018
Unexpectedly at Sunnybrook Hospital, Janet passed away on May 12. Beloved wife of Charlie, devoted mother to Shelley (Peter) and Gavin (Holly), and doting grandmother to Harrison, Roselyn, Evangeline and Brielle. A long-time resident of Whitby, ON, at heart Janet was always a small-town girl from Manotick, ON where her father Ron Watson and brothers Jeff and Doug still reside. Janet was a nurse at Scarborough General for 30 years and was adored by colleagues and patients alike. An accomplished gardener, cook, seamstress and volunteer with the Whitby Kinettes, Janet will be most remembered as a dear friend to all who knew her. Funeral services were held on May 26 at St. James Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society or the Phototherapy Education and Research Centre at Women’s College Hospital.
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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH
‘Getting involved’ at school helped build character for Honour Roll student
Name: Izzy Munevar-Pelton Age: 18 School: High
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Parents: Diane Pelton, Miguel Munevar Brothers: Bryson (19), 2nd year Building Science at Algonquin College; Oliver (16), grade 11, Canterbury High for Vocal Sister: Priscilla (12), grade 7, Castor Valley Pet: 4 dogs; Daisy, Bouncer, Maggie, and Finn Pet Peeve: “Slow walkers, for sure.” Part-time Work: “I work at a grooming salon in Manotick called Pucci Parlour. I’m a dog groomer’s assistant. I’m tasked with bathing and blow drying dogs, cleaning, walk-in
nail trims, booking appointments, and lending a hand to our groomers with dogs that are hard to handle. It’s tough work and hard on the back, but I love my job so much, not only because I get to work with dogs, but because I was immediately accepted into the Pucci “family”. I am so grateful to work with so many amazing people who have shown me nothing but kindness and acceptance. I’ve made some amazing friends!” Favourite Subjects: “My favourite subject is definitely biology. There is always so much to learn, and so much to discover. It never fails to amaze me how the universe contrived to allow all these amazing, de-
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as well. I also think sharks are pretty cool, so I read the Meg Trilogy by Steve Alten. I am pretty excited for the movie that’s coming this summer.” Who is your favourite author? “My favourite author is probably R.H. Sin, who is actually a poet, and a very talented one.” Accomplishments: “As of recently, I haven’t been singing much, but I have placed in over ten vocal competitions throughout the years. I have sung the anthem twice for the City Council meetings, volunteered with the City of Ottawa on several Christmas Parade floats, and step danced at the Irish Tea Party that is put on at Town Hall in Metcalfe. I’ve also maintained Honour Roll throughout my high school career. Last year, I was selected for the role of the Wicked Witch of the West for our school’s production of “The Wizard of Os(goode)”. I have also participated in Relay for Life since
Izzy Munevar-Pelton is a wellrounded student with a number of interests and activities. Phill Potter photo
grade 9. Last year I was awarded a prize for being one of the top fundraisers, as well as having been a part of the overall dream team (top fundraising team).”
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tailed, brilliant processes and organisms that go on for life, to continue every day. It’s hard to put into words how fascinating it is to me. I’ve also acquired a newfound joy in math. It was never a subject I liked very much, but it was proven to me that a teacher can make or break a subject. This year I had a teacher (Mr. McEwen) that showed everyone all the beauty in the math, in the processes and the algorithms, the joy of finally figuring out a problem. It made all the difference in the world to be shown such patience and kindness, and because of it, I have learned to actually enjoy calculus.”
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• 6 hand Eucher Thursday evening in Barrhaven, all ages; 7:00pm to 10:00pm from mid September until May at the Field House on Stoneway Cres in Barrhaven. Call Myrna, 613797-9442 or email email@example.com for details. • Thursday Fun Night for adults and children. An optional supper at 5:45 pm. Indoor soccer/ games, crafts, or nursery for ages 0-11. Parenting course, Alpha course, or Growing in Faith/Hearing God course for adults, 6:30 7:30 pm. To try it out contact, discipleship@ trinitybiblechurch.ca • 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
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youth continues from page 16 Activities/Interests: “At school, I’ve played on the Volleyball Team for four years. I played on the varsity Soccer Team for two, as well as house league soccer for two years and competitive soccer for one. Since grade nine, I have been a part of my school’s Humanitarian Club, and as of grade eleven I’ve been co-chair of the club. We host a variety of fundraisers every year to raise money for the We Foundation. We are currently still fundraising to build a
school in Kenya. Up until this past Christmas, I had been one of the vocalists for my school’s Jazz Band, rehearsing twice a week at 7am. This year, I joined Student Council and was nominated Grade 12 representative. I help with planning events such as dances and pep rallies. I have also been a Link Leader the past two years, which is a title I’m proud to carry. As a Link Leader it’s my responsibility to help the grade nines adjust to the exciting new environment that is
high school, which can be scary for some. We try to make the transition from elementary school as easy and as fun as we can, all while teaching them valuable life lessons through fun activities. Outside of school, I enjoy writing; I am actually in the midst of putting together a poetry book. I’m also very big on music. I took piano for a number of years, but these days I enjoy singing and playing guitar, and I have recently began playing again for the elderly at the Osgoode
Care Centre. Oh, and I have a horse named Tally. We used to compete in Barrel Race competitions.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “I never really was super involved until I got to high school. Socializing was always a little tricky for me, but getting involved in grade 9 was something that helped me with that so much. It ended up giving me a sense of character, and taught me a lot about time management. Eventually, I actually found my
passion for helping others; and to this day that passion is one of most important things to me. I discovered for myself how easy and rewarding it is to make the world even the tiniest bit better for someone else, and how much we can accomplish and change when we come together. I get involved because I am inspired to teach others that they are capable of so much more than they could ever believe.” Career Goals: “I have accepted an offer to study
Neuroscience next year at Carleton University. My hope is to do combined honours in neuroscience and biology. I’m still unsure of where I would like to end up, but I sometimes dream about running my own lab, kind of like a mad scientist (but in a good way). I know that I want to be successful in life, because I’d like to own a lot of dogs (I really love dogs). I also know that whatever I do, I want to be able to do two things; a) make a difference in every way that I can and b) help others.”
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Richmond barns challenged to celebrate heritage with quilts Members of the Richmond Agricultural Society have “quilted” the Dining Hall with their first barn quilt and are encouraging more barn owners to create them for “Richmond Barns”. Owners taking up the
challenge have a great opportunity to make a visual statement about the rural heritage of the community. This barn quilt is to celebrate the loyalist settlers of Richmond … red and grey for the uniforms, yellow
and green for the fields of corn and blue for the Mighty Jock River. So, the challenge is out for other barns around Richmond to get “quilted”! The design and colours were selected with the assistance of
Laura Boyd, made and donated to Richmond Fair Homecraft by Peter and Alison Tranter. Thanks to Marg and Rick Todd for help with the installation and to Dale Green on the tractor.
The Richmond Agricultural Society has “quilted” the Dining Hall for the 200th anniversary of Richmond.
King’s Your Independent Grocer helps build momentum for Richmond 200th A community without businesses that care and support local activities wouldn’t be much of a community at all. We are fortunate in Richmond to have businesses that understand the importance of community, businesses that will step forward to meet any number of challenges in community building.
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The latest example of independent action taken by Chris is displayed in the photo above captured and submitted by Tino Bevacqua of the Richmond200 planning committee. Hats off to Chris for demonstrating such tremendous community spirit, leadership and generosity. Everyone is invited
to celebrate Richmond’s bicentennial on June 1517, 2018 which is being held at the Richmond Fair grounds. Follow the HUB for more details very soon on the events planned for this celebratory weekend! It promises to be a blast! In addition to the banner at the store, the 2018 Organizing Com-
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Local marathoner pays tribute to her late father at Ottawa Race Weekend By Jeff Morris Diana Devine always gets emotional when she passes Parliament Hill during the Ottawa Race Weekend Marathon. “There is one stretch of the route that goes over the Portage Bridge across the Ottawa River,” she said. “From there, while I am running, I will be looking at the spot where the accident happened. It’s always very emotional for me when I go by there.” The accident Devine is referring is the one that claimed her father 13 years ago. Rico Ian-
ucci, then a 65-year-old construction worker, was working on restoring the library on Parliament Hill. The backhoe he was driving suddenly switched into gear and fell off the cliff behind the library. Devine was pregnant with her third child at the time. “My father could have retired at any time, but he loved to work,” she said. “When it happened, it was a shock to us all.” Devine, who ran her first marathon in 2007, connected with Threads of Life, a charitable organization that offers support and counseling
for the families of victims of workplace tragedies. She said the charity has been remarkable in helping many families deal with tragedies. She has raised more than $20,000 for Threads of Life, and each year, she wears a special red t-shirt with her father’s picture on it and the slogan, “Running for Rico.” She has even worn cloth from his old shirts during the run. “It’s been a great way to remember him,” she said. “Raising awareness for workplace accidents helps, because maybe you can reach someone who might be-
Diana Devine, front row in the red t-shirt, was “Running for Rico” during Ottawa Race Weekend. Two weeks ago, she and some friends and family hosted a fundraising barbecue for Threads of Life at M&M Meat Shop in Manotick. Jeff Morris photo
come more conscious. You always hope you can reach people and maybe prevent an accident from
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happening.” Devine, who works in the administration office at St. Mother Teresa High School, always receives strong support from family, friends, co-workers and students.
“There are always people out there to cheer me on and support me,” she said. “But that one stretch of the course really gives me time to reflect and remember my father.”
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