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Lépine Apartments brings world class construction and design
Every week, residents in Barrhaven can notice the progress on the new Howard Grant Terrace by Lépine Apartments in Barrhaven’s RioCan Marketplace off Longfields Drive. Before long, what is now a tower of construction will become Barrhaven’s most elegant luxury apartment building. With high ceilings, comparatively larger units, panoramic windows, richly stained hardwood floors, granite countertops, in-suite laundry and sleek appliances, Lépine rivals conventional apartment and condo living by offering a carefree resort lifestyle. Architecture, character and generational quality have been signatures of the Lépine family business legacy for more than 60 years. Francis Lépine, who is the visionary and developer behind Howard Grant Terrace and other Lépine apartments,
says that Lépine’s projects are built to last to be enjoyed by generations. “Our buildings are made to last for centuries,” he said. Howard Grant Terrace is not the only luxury apartment building that Lépine is working on. They are also building the Saint Émilion in Kanata Lakes, which will feature 154 units that range in size from 835 to 2,187 square feet. The building features a unique terraced architecture and has a fitness centre, party room, and many amenities. All of these things give the residents a sense of worryfree living, which is what Lépine wants with their luxury apartment buildings. And their buildings come without the hassles and responsibilities of home ownership. Lépine’s Kanata Lakes building offers the same quality that the company’s developments are known for. The thick concrete, as well as the
mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are built to last through the years, while maximizing the efficiency and comfort of the building. The interiors feature spacious living areas, full-sized and functional kitchens that are comparable in size to kitchens in most single-family homes, and include solid granite countertops with generous counter space, numerous cabinets, including extra-high upper cabinets, and a lot of shelving. The living areas are spacious with high-end detail, and the dining room features a large area that can equip a decent-sized dining room table. Master bedrooms are designed to accommodate king-sized beds, while the secondary bedrooms are designed for queen-sized beds. The terraces are complete with furniture and barbecues, ideal for
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Summer events and markets make Carleton a busy place to be COMMUNITY EVENTS NORTH GOWER FARMER’S MARKET, DICKINSON DAYS, & MORE
The end of May is always a busy time in Carleton because it marks the opening of all the summer events and markets. It was an honour to be invited to join friends, colleagues and community leaders as we celebrated the Grand Opening of the North Gower Farmers’ Market and the unveiling of their new logo, the Season Opening Ceremony of Dickinson Square at Watson’s Mill, the annual Ottawa Fiddle and Step Dance Association competition in Richmond, the annual Manotick Public School Spring Fair, the
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Grand Re-Opening of the Osgoode Township Museum in Vernon and of course the Dickinson Days Parade in Manotick! I also had a great time joining the Ironworkers Local 765 Provincial Apprentice Competition held right here in Metcalfe. It was great to spend the afternoon with iron and steelworkers from Carleton and across Ontario, and it was great to see the new classroom that allows local apprentices to train right here in Ottawa instead of having to go down to Toronto.
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CELEBRATE ONTARIO – CONGRATULATIONS SAUNDERS FARM!
Congratulations to Saunders Farm for their successful Celebrate Ontario grant! Saunders Farm applied for a $74,900 grant for their annual Haunting Season at Saunders Farm, and I was pleased to inform them that they were approved for $74,900! If your community association, service club, or business would like to learn more about how to apply for Celebrate Ontario, and other provincial grants, to help run your lo-
cal, annual events, please contact my office. The opportunities are endless!
UPDATE FROM QUEEN’S PARK MINISTER CONSULTING WITH AGRICULTURE AND CHEMICALS STAKEHOLERS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY PRICES
Ontario’s government is holding consultations to hear from businesses firsthand on industrial electricity pricing and programs. The Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines is meeting with agriculture and chemical stakeholders across the province. The government is focusing on helping businesses and their input is essential for
the design and effectiveness of current industrial electricity pricing programs. Consultation questions are available online, with electronic submissions accepted until June 14, 2019. For more information, please contact me: goldiempp.ca/contact
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Mill Tavern Quiz Night a win-win-win evening It was a win-win-win evening at “The Mill Tavern” as the “A” team of LeeAnne (GM), Kasey (Kitchen Mgr.) and servers Meghan and Melissa from The Mill Tavern ensured that Linda McLaren, Fund Raising Chair at Parkway House, had a memorable evening. Parkway House is a permanent home for physically challenged adults. Pictured from left to right are first place winners Barry Durling, Kelly Holder, Debbie Fedy, Ella Holder, Dave Gross and David Tweedie. The next Quiz Night at the Mill Tavern is a fundraiser for OVACC (Ottawa Valley Aid Chernobyl Children) Tuesday June 18th at 7pm. Come on out and have a great time! Gary Coulombe photo
Responsible Fiscal Management Last week, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer announced that a Conservative government will balance the federal budget in five years. This is a measured and responsible approach to restoring fiscal responsibility, while maintaining the services we expect as Canadians. In 2015, Justin Trudeau famously claimed that his government would balance the budget in 2019. Instead, his government will run a deficit of $19.8 billion in 2019-2020.The Liberal government is committed to running permanent deficits. The Department of Finance now projects that the budget will not balance until 2040-2041 at current spending levels. Permanent and growing deficits will lead to a Liberal tax hikes. The alternative is a responsible phase out of the Trudeau deficit in the medium term that protects core services for Canadians. Upcoming Events:
With summer just around the corner, there are plenty of events to watch out for. Osgoode Youth Association is organizing a Summer Block Party on June 8 from 11am-2pm and in Stittsville, the Stittsville Village Association is organizing Arts in the Park for June 9 from 11am-4pm. Richmond is having their Family Fun Day on June 15th from 10am-3pm on the Richmond Fairgrounds. The weather is finally warming up so get out with family and friends and enjoy! See you there. Many Canadians and Permanent Residents with family abroad will be inviting loved ones to visit them in Canada during the summer months. My office is available to help provide advice that may maximize the chances of your family member making a successful visa application. Please call 613692-3331 for more information.
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Lieutenant Governor of Ontario visits St. Mark, Watson’s Mill By Charlie Senack
As the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario tours parts of Eastern Ontario, she made stops in Manotick and Barrhaven to learn about work the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is doing, as well as taking a tour of Watson’s Mill. On Friday May 31, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell started her day off at the RVCA Headquarters located at 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, where she was given an introduction about the organization, and had the chance to speak with local landowners, staff and volunteers to learn about our the RVCA’s programs. “She was able to look at bugs under a microscope and learn how we monitor watershed health (and) some of the trends we are seeing,” said Sommer Casgrain-Robertson, chair of the RVCA. “She spoke to some landowners who have participated in our stewardship programs, including farmers who have taken part in our tree planting programs and our clean water grant programs,” she added. Another topic discussed
was the record floods Ottawa has been tackling for the last month. Dowdeswell had the chance to tour flood affected areas in Clarence Rockland and Constance Bay the day before, and was able to learn about why the flooding occurred and how to prevent it. “I’m so conscious of the flooding issues and how quickly some of this happens,” she said. “I get the feeling that people feel this year the water has been really slow to recede.” The Rideau Conservation Authority has been closely monitoring the water levels, and terminated flood warnings for areas along the Ottawa River on the same day as Dowdeswell’s visit. The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario then made her way over to the Chapman Mills Conservation Area in Barrhaven — one of 11 conservation areas in Eastern Ontario which the RCVA operates and manages. There she was able to visit the newly built platform along the Rideau River, and was able to learn about the new accessible dock which is slated to be built soon to make it easier for people to
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fish and launch canoes and kayaks. Dowdeswell also had the chance to see a stewardship project the Conservation Authority has started, in an effort to help prevent erosion along the shorelines. “On the Rideau system there is a lot of boat traffic and erosion is always an issue for any water front property,” said CasgrainRobertson. “We are always prompting people to keep a nice healthy and vegetated buffer along their shoreline because those deep root systems do wonders for holding back soil.” After visiting some of the area’s urban green spaces, Dowdeswell then went to go and speak to students at St. Mark High School in Manotick before visiting Watson’s Mill.
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Wishing Drake was still at the bottom, not here
June is a month to celebrate in South Carleton
A couple weeks ago, I was giving one of my step kids a ride in Trigger, my black Chevy Cruze, and suddenly this awful “music” was polThe June celebrations in South Carleton are far from over. my speakers. Dickinson Days in Manotick has come and gone, and once again the people at the ManOurluting COmmunity “What on earth is this crap?,” I asked. otick BIA, MVCA, Manotick Kiwanis and Watson’s Mill/Dickinson House have made this year’s celebration another huge success. “It’s Drake.” Messenger Editorial And with Dickinson Days in the rearview mirror, the place to be over the next two I paused for a minute. weekends will be Richmond. “Why do people like this?” Are moreFirefighters Canadian On Sat., Juneyou 8, the Richmond will be hosting their annual chicken barbeOkay, it’s not for me. Percue. The event takes place at the Richmond Fairgrounds from 2-7 p.m. Tickets are $14 in than a fifth grader? sonally, I find his music readvance at a number of retail businesses, including King’s Your Independent Grocer. medial. To me, it’s a slight step With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to Also ontaking this weekend at the Richmond Fairgrounds is the 2019 Andrew Schreflect what itplace means to be Canadian. up from a third grader playing we take being Canadian granted? Pull. outenDoMemorial Truck andforTractor Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us Hot Cross Buns on his or her Theupon event takes place Friday, June 7 at 8notp.m. andtocontinues the following day at 11 a.m. look immigrants and refugees as opportunists, wanting give but recorder. And his lyrics? Servery willingisto$10 take.Friday, Perhaps,$15 for some people, and that isrough true, but when youis available for $25. The event Admission Saturday, camping attend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by Nepeaniously, do songs need to pepper features snowmobile drags, ATV/Lawn Tractor, truck and last tractor pulls, a truck show, a kids Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven month, you can see the excitement and theand thankfulness in the eyes of every every song with multiple uses zone, music, camping, a beer tent vendors. new Canadian. of the “N” word and “F” word? The thethan Richmond will Theyfollowing understand, weekend, perhaps better all of us, Fairgrounds what it means to be again be the place to be as the Canadian. Family Fun Day will be hosted by the Richmond Village Association. The event Richmond Listen to Hip Hop Nation on So how can the rest of us have that feeling? Bev McRae photo takesThe place Sat., June 15 from Conservative government has a10 solida.m. idea. to 3 p.m. Included in the day’s activities will be a Sirius XM. Every single song At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servJason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism barbecue hosted by the RVA, relay races, face painting, a bouncy ing castle, balloon sculptures, teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s is bench, like that. and Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chalplayground. Leftfor to right, MCNScotDirector Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a suptennis demos, boothstudents photos, children’s playtest. and craft area, bobbing apples, lenging middle theatre and high school to take the citizenship Here’s some classic Drake. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. The Canadian Citizenship part by raffles CIC and and run bymore. the tonHistorica-Dominion candy, popcorn, snowChallenge, cones, funded door in prizes, Started from the bottom now we’re here Institute, will see students study Discover Canada: the Entertainment in the ofarena will feature Rock the Arts at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Stunt Rights and Responsibilities Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship Started from the bottom now my whole team test. 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Kawhi Leonard probably doesn’t care. He’s a humble, heart-and-soul guy who is tough as nails both mentally and physically. He has Doug Gilmoured his way into Canada’s hearts and made an entire country fall in love with basketball. Who cares about the Stanley Cup? After Leonard’s last-second miracle shot in Game 7 against Philadelphia, every kid in Canada with a FROM THE basketball stopped playing Fort Nite and was out there the next day in a driveway with a hoop trying to recreate that moment. But I didn’t see any kids on those driveways preby Jeff Morris tending to be Drake. They weren’t trash talking and waving their arms around and yelling like Seinfeld’s George Costanza when his co-workers started calling him ‘Coco the Monkey.’ As a basketball fan, Drake has ruined this exciting moment for me. I want to watch Leonard and admire him and marinate in the moment. It’s hard to get into it when Drake is wandering up and down the sidelines, giving shoulder massages to the coach, and being a camera-hogging, attention-seeking Spike Lee starter kit. If anyone acted like that beside the stage, or even on the stage, during one of his concerts, I am pretty sure he would point to his thugs, give a throat-slashing gesture, and then watch the clown get his face punched in. The final straw for me came after the Raptors beat Milwaukee in Game 6 to advance to the finals. At the end of the game, the players were shaking hands and showing sportsmanship and class. Drake was seen on TV yelling and pointing and screaming at the Bucks players. Had Drake ever played a competitive sport in his life, GROCER he would have known how classless his actions were. It’s over. Be humble in your victory. That’s what we would have seen Kawhi Leonard doing if the cameras weren’t on Drake. But Drake wouldn’t have known because he has never been an athlete. He’s a singer, kind of. Okay, he owns an autotune box and a Casio. And he raps. He must be good because he uses the ‘F’ word and the ‘N’ word all the time. The one thing that we, as Canadians, do better and more frequently than anyone in the world is apologize. Maybe we need to get together en masse and apologize to all of our American friends on social media every time Drake does something idiotic during the NBA finals. Or an even more Canadian thing to do would be to turn Drake’s sideline TV appearances into a drinking game. Either way, I’m still not a fan. And while I’m trying to watch the Raptors, I wish Drake was still at the bottom, not here.
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Rideau-GoulbournREPORT Speed display boards used to slow down traffic in Rideau-Goulbourn
We hear many concerns about speeding in our communities. Most recently, a resident called our office and asked that we remind neighbours to share Second Line Road. In general, we ask residents to be cognizant of pedestrians and cyclists using our roads and to be mindful of the speed limit. Of course, this also applies to every other road as well. Although we wish we had the means to eliminate speeding permanently, we have traffic calming measures that can help address this concern. First and foremost, we always like to stress the importance of reporting speeding and dangerous driving. You can report this to Ottawa Police Service at 613-236-1222 or online at www.ottawapolice.ca/onlinereporting. Reporting traffic infractions will assist police in deploying staff for enforcement in the area. Another traffic calming measure we routinely utilize is deploying speed display boards, which raise awareness of excessive speeding. Boards are placed on a rotational basis to capture speed data, which is then used, by the City and Ottawa Police to address speeding concerns in our neighbourhoods. If you notice excessive speeding and believe a speed display board would be beneficial, please contact my office. Please note: the timeline for deployment does vary based on availability. My office also has a limited amount of “Slow Down For Us” lawn signs. If you would like one for your lawn, please contact my office and we will do our best
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to get you one. We understand how dangerous speeding is and ask all residents to be cognizant and careful while driving in Rideau-Goulbourn and beyond.
Harold Brown Park
In recognition of his historical significance to the community of Richmond, the City of Ottawa has received a proposal to name the future park at Shea Road and Kirkham Crescent, the Harold Brown Park. Harold Brown played an integral role in the history of the landmark Richmond Bakery, which operated in the community for more than seven decades. In 1930, Harold Brown went into business as a baker, initially operating on McBean Street, in Richmond. The bakery had no electricity and produced 325 loaves per batch in a brick, wood-fired oven. Bread was delivered to the surrounding countryside using horses loaned by local farmers, across an area 32 kilometres from the bakery, in all directions. Mr. Brown joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1939, and served as a sergeant until his discharge in 1945. He returned to Richmond to open a new bakeshop, which subsequently relocated to Perth Street, where it would remain until it closed in August 2014.
Rural Economic Development Strategy
I would like to extend an invitation to join the City of Ottawa on Wednesday, June 12th or Thursday, June 13th for a focus group designed to convene key rural stakeholders to help guide the City of Ottawa’s Rural Economic Development Strategy (REDS). The focus groups are part of a comprehensive stakeholder engagement plan that is intended to support the development of a Rural Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan. The Strategy and Plan will outline the City’s strategy and approach to stimulate economic growth in rural Ottawa. The geographic focus of the strategy is targeted primarily at Wards 5 (West Carleton-March), 19 (Cumberland), 20 (Osgoode), and 21 (Rideau-Goulbourn). The focus group sessions will be action oriented with an emphasis on priority setting. The goals of the sessions will be to: • Understand the perspectives, challenges, and expectations of rural businesses • Provide clarity to issues
identified in the business and community surveys • Explore solutions or emerging opportunities to stimulate rural economic growth As a key rural stakeholder, the City’s REDS will greatly benefit from your knowledge, experience, and views. Please visit engage. ottawa.ca/REDS for registration details and other ways to engage. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jephtée Elysée at 613-580-2424 x 21656 or email@example.com.
Nominations Open for 2019 Order of Ottawa
The Order of Ottawa recognizes the professional achievements and outstanding service of exceptional Ottawa residents. This prestigious civic award honours up to 15 of Ottawa’s most deserving individuals each year. Any resident of Ottawa who has made a significant contribution in a professional capacity that has been of benefit to our community may be nominated. The Order of Ottawa is intended to recognize those
who have made significant contributions through their professional endeavours, to life in the city in any of the following areas: arts and culture, business, philanthropy, health care, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports and entertainment and other fields that benefit Ottawa. The Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching, which will be presented at the Order of Ottawa awards ceremony in the fall of 2019, recognizes the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment that have been the hallmarks of Brian Kilrea’s career. Mr. Kilrea is a retired hockey head coach, general manager and player, and is best known for his 35-year association with the Ottawa 67’s. He is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, has played and coached in the NHL and, with more than 1,000 career victories, he is the most successful coach in Canadian junior hockey history. Nominations for the Order of Ottawa or the Brian
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Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching may be completed online or by filling out a nomination form in pamphlets that are available at the City Hall Information Desk, and at your local community centre, public library, or at any client service centre. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 13th at 11:59pm EST. Previous Rideau-Goulbourn recipients include Drs. Rod & Lucy Rabb, Cyril Leeder and William Tupper. More information on both awards can be found online at ottawa.ca/orderofottawa. Nominations by immediate family members, self-nominations, and posthumous nominations will not be accepted. Elected municipal, provincial and federal officials are not eligible for this award while they are in office.
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MVCA elects new executive at Annual General Meeting
Approximately 30 members attended the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Manotick Village and Community Association on May 30. Councillors Scott Moffatt and George Darouze made brief remarks about summer road construction, official planning and the Rural Economic Development Strategy. President Grace Thrasher provided an update on 2018 achievements. The Association continues to work with both Councillors on traffic and pedestrian safety issues as well as participating in City consultations on development projects and the Official Plan. Members also received an update on the work of the Task Force on Revitalization of the Village Core and the key events organized by the Association volunteers (Shiverfest, Community Garage Sale, Picnic in the Park and Soap Box Derby). The 2019-2021 executive, elected by the members, includes President Grace Thrasher, VP Communications Leeanne VanderBurgt, Treasurer Nancy Horne, VP
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Events Theresa Roberts and Secretary Doug Valerio. The Board also includes Directors John Harrison, Bonnie Gray and Allan Smith as well as Past President Klaus Beltzner. The full presentation is available at www.manotickvca.org
Rural Economic Development Strategy consultation
The City is looking for input from rural stakeholders to support the development of a Rural Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan which will outline the City’s approach to stimulate economic growth in rural Ottawa. The geographic focus of the strategy is targeted primarily at Wards 5 (West Carleton-March), 19 (Cumberland), 20 (Osgoode), and 21 (Rideau-Goulbourn).
Focus group sessions are planned for June 12 in Richmond and June 13 in Osgoode to give rural stakeholders an opportunity to provide input to the City on the following: • Outline the perspectives, challenges, and expectations of rural businesses; • Provide clarity to issues identified in the business and community surveys; and • Explore solutions or emerging opportunities to stimulate rural economic growth. For details on the Strategy, visit engage.ottawa.ca/REDS The site includes information about the focus groups as well as an online survey. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jephtée Elysée at 613580-2424 x 21656 or jephtee. email@example.com
Registration now open for the 9th annual Soap Box Derby
If you are interested in entering a cart in the annual Soap Box Derby, you can register online at www.manotickvca.org. The Derby will
be held on Sunday, August 25 along with the Picnic in the Park at Centennial Park. Fees are $25 per cart and the MVCA does have carts for those children who do not have access to one. Details about participation are available on the web site.
Around the Village
Welcome to Constable Scarecrow who appeared on Bridge Street recently. He is part of a pilot project to slow down speeders on busy city streets. Manotick was lucky enough to get one of the two test cutouts! Recent bear sightings in the Potter Drive/Whitewood area have local residents concerned. If you do see a bear, please call 1-866-514-2327. If the bear is aggressive or trying to get into your home, call 911.
Community Events Rhythm and Blues Concert, June 8, 7:30 p.m. The HoRoJo Concert at Manotick United Church features Jamie Holmes on drums,
Jeff Rogers on keyboard and vocals and JW Jones on guitar and vocals. Tickets are $30. For more info or tickets, contact 613-692-4576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Carleton Golf and Yacht Club garage sale, June 8, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The homeowners in Carleton Golf and Yacht are holding their annual yard sale with a rain date of Sunday, June 9.
Task Force on Revitalization Open House, June 12, 7 – 9 p.m. The Task Force will be presenting a draft revitalization plan at an Open House on Wednesday, June 12 at the Manotick Legion, corner of Beaverwood and Anne Streets. The Open House will start at 7 p.m. with a presentation of the plan, followed by a question and answer session. This is an opportunity to provide feedback to the Task Force on its recommendations. Manotick Community Garage Sale, June 15, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Registration is now open for homeowners to list their sales on our community garage sale map. Details are at www.manotickvca.org Blue Moon Café, June 15, 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of contemporary and gospel music by Edge of Perth at Knox Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $20. The Mill Night Shift, June 20, 5 – 9:30 p.m. Ramble through Watson’s Mill after hours and enjoy a relaxed evening of drinks, nibbles and music. This event is for all ages and admission is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. www. watsonsmill.com International Yoga Day, June 21, 6:15 p.m. Celebrate International Yoga Day with a one hour hatha yoga class at Watson’s Mill and then head to the Vault Bistro for a cocktail and appetizer. Tickets are $15. Details at www.watsonsmill.com
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Baby Rocker! Manotick Station’s Lorenzo Iacovitti (age 18 months) looks on with dad Gerardo as Monkey Rock Music’s John King (not pictured) performs during a Baby Alumni Party at Ruth E. Dickinson Library in Barrhaven on May 22. This particular Baby Party had alumni babies born in Manotick or Barrhaven whom have received their free Ottawa Public Library board book over the past year. The OPL has a program that gives a free board book to every baby born in Ottawa. Parents just have to come in and ask for their baby’s free book. Mike Carroccetto photo
Storytelling in the Square, June 22, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Local storytellers will share their tales about the history of Rideau Township and area in word and song. This is a free event for all ages at Dickinson House. Seating and refreshments will be provided.
Romeo and Juliet, July 1, 7 p.m. A Company of Fools is back in the area presenting their version of Romeo and Juliet at Long Island Locks. The show is pay what you can with a suggested donation of $20 per person. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy Shakespeare in the outdoors!
Nine and Dine Golf and Lobster Dinner, June 23, 2 – 7 p.m. This fundraiser for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is being held at Meadows Golf Course. Tickets are $105 and can be bought at the Guide Dogs offices on Rideau Valley Drive north. More info at www.guidedogs.ca
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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The MessengerDickinson Days
The Kiwanis Key Club has done a remarkable job engaging youth and showing them the importance of community. Greg Newton photos
The shrilling sound of bagpipes once again opened the Dickinson Days Parade in Manotick, which seemed appropriate as we recognize the 75th anniversary of D-Day this week.
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PROPOSED ROGERS HEIGHT WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS
PROPOSED ROGERS TYPE INSTALLATION 70 METRE WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SELF-SUPPORT INSTALLATION PROPOSAL:
Graham Forrester of the Manotick Volunteer Fire Department once again entertained the Dickinson Days Parade crowd.
Rogers is proposing an antenna system at 6340 Rideau Valley Drive, Kars, which consists of the following: a 70m self-support communication tower and ancillary equipment located on the southern edge of the property, approximately 165m from Rideau Valley Drive. Once completed the antenna system will measure 70 metres in height. Rogers invites you, within 30 calendar days of the date of this notice, to provide by mail or email your comments, and / or request to be informed of the City’s position on the proposed antenna system. Rogers will respond to all reasonable and relevant concerns, and the City will be taking into account comments from the public and Rogers’ response to each when providing its position to the proponent and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is responsible for the approval of this antenna system, and requires that we review this proposal with the local municipality. After reviewing this proposal, the City of Ottawa will provide its position to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and to Rogers.
Dickinson House was a big part of Friday’s parade and a focal point of Dickinson Days in Manotick throughout the weekend.
Contact information: Proposed Wireless Communications Installation Reference: C6349 Kars Christian Lee On behalf of Rogers Communications Inc. 666 Kirkwood Ave., Suite B100 Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 5X9 (613) 983-6456 email@example.com
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Members of Manotick Kiwanis Club who are former Kinsmen kept Manotick fed at the Dickinson Days pancake breakfast Saturday.
Madison and Tommi raised funds for the Manotick Food Bank. Greg Newton photos
PROPOSED ROGERS HEIGHT WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS
A large crowd turned out for Saturday morning’s Dickinson Days Pancake Breakfast.
EMPLACEMENT PROPOSÉ PAR ROGERS POUR TYPE INSTALLATION L’INSTALLATION D’UN SYSTÈME D’ANTENNES DE RADIOCOMMUNICATION : TOUR DE TYPE AUTOPORTANTE DE 70 MÈTRES DE HAUTEUR PROJET PROPOSÉ : Rogers propose l’installation d’un système d'antennes au 6340 prom. Rideau Valley à Kars. Les détails du projet proposé sont comme suit : - une tour de télécommunication autoportante installée au côté sud du lot proposé, (à environ 165m de rue March). Une fois les travaux terminés, le système d’antennes mesurera environ 70 mètres de hauteur (élévation hors tout). Rogers invite les citoyens, dans les 30 jours ouvrables suivant la date du présent avis, à nous faire part de vos commentaires par courriel ou courrier postal à l’adresse mentionnée (avec une adresse de retour) et/ou à demander de connaître la position de la Ville quant à la proposition du système d'antennes.
Jim and Sheila Stewart of Manotick Office Pro were honoured for their contributions to Dickinson Days and Manotick through the years as they were the Dickinson Days Parade Marshals.
De plus, Rogers donnera suite à toute préoccupation jugée pertinente et raisonnable et la Ville tiendra compte des commentaires du public et de la réponse du promoteur à l'égard de ceux-ci au moment de faire part de sa position au promoteur et à Innovation, Science et Développement économique Canada. Enfin, Innovation, Science et Développement économique Canada, qui est responsable d'approuver ce système d'antennes, exige que Rogers passe en revue la présente proposition avec le public et la municipalité locale. Après avoir examiné cette proposition, la Ville d'Ottawa fera part de sa position à Innovation, Science et Développement économique Canada et à Rogers.
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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 daytrips 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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Begin planning kids’ summer recreation now Many families spend spring figuring out how to chase away cabin fever and endure cool temperatures until summer mercifully return. Parents thinking ahead to swimming pools and days lounging on the beach can put their daydreams to practical use by planning ahead for their youngsters’ summer vacations. Youth recreational programs and summer camps can bridge the gap in care between the end of school and the day when classes resume. Due in part to high demand, parents who want
to place their kids in summer rec programs or summer camps should being vetting such programs and camps well in advance of summer. The following are a handful of tips for moms and dads who want their kids to have fun and fulfilling summers. · Ask for recommendations. Speak with fellow parents and trusted friends about where they send their children. Personal recommendations can be very helpful, providing firsthand insight into a particular camp or program. Schedule appointments to visit
camps that fall within your budget. Take your son or daughter along so he or she can get a sense of what camp will be like. · Explore all options. Camps come in more flavors than ever before. Certain camps may be faith-based ministries while others may focus on particular sports. Band camps and art camps may appeal to creative kids. Also, there are plenty of generalinterest camps that offer various activities without narrowing in on any particular one. Parents may need to choose between a sleepaway camp or day
camps, depending on which camp experience they want for their children. · Inquire about camp schedules. While many camps are flexible, day camps do not have the same level of flexibility as after-school programs. Arrangements will need to be made if care is required after regular camp hours. Speak with camp staff to see which types of after-hours programs, if any, are available. · Determine your camp budget. As varied as program offerings may be, camps also can
vary greatly with regard to cost. Governmentrun camps may be less expensive than those offered by private companies. Day camps typically cost less than those that provide room and board. Find out if a particular organization subsidizes a portion of camp costs. Scouting programs often have a dedicated camp and may offer affordable options for scouts. Martial arts schools and dance centers frequently offer camp schedules. If camp seems out of reach, look into local summer recreation programs at parks or schools.
Such programs may not be as extensive as those offered by camps, but they can quell kids’ boredom and keep children occupied during the day. In addition to camp, remember to plan for some free days so children can just enjoy some downtime. Such days can break up the monotony of a routine and provide kids and families time to relax together. Summer recreation may be far off, but it is never too early to start making summer plans, including finding camps and other activities for kids.
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Dogs rescued from Osgoode fire after neighbour calls 9-1-1 Ottawa Fire received a 9-1-1 call from a neighbour at 6:12 p.m. Friday (May 31) reporting smoke visible from a home at 2095 Blackcreek Road in Osgoode. Additional information provided was that the family was not home. However, there were two dogs reportedly inside the structure. The first OFS crew on scene did confirm that smoke was visible from all windows on one side of the home.
Firefighters quickly entered the building to search for the pets. Two unresponsive dogs were found inside and were quickly rescued. Resuscitative measures were used to revive the dogs with Canine Resuscitator Masks aboard the Ottawa Fire vehicles. Both Brandy and Q regained consciousness after the intervention by firefighters. While resuscitation was underway, other crews engaged in a defensive attack on the fire that originated in
the kitchen. The fire extended into the attic of the home and firefighters completed extensive overhaul operations to limit additional fire spread. The fire was deemed under control just after 7 p.m. The damages were estimated by an investigator at $125,000 and a family of five plus two pets are displaced. The injuries sustained were to the family’s pets and not to the occupants.
Firefighters rescued two unresponsive dogs, Brandy and Q, and revived them with Canine Resuscitator Masks. PHOTO BY JEAN LALONDE
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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
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75th Anniversary of D Day is 20th Anniversary of Pipe Mjr Sam Scott Day THIS WEEK,
THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis
Sam Scott was born in Glasgow Scotland and moved to Canada with his parents when he was about three years old. He married Aileen Waddell of Carsonby on June 18, 1930. The Scotts lived on Mill Street in Manotick for many years. At the outbreak of World War 11 Pipe Major Sam Scott was presented with the bagpipes by the 43rd Regimental Association in Ottawa. Following training at Camp Borden and Landsdowne Park in Ottawa he was posted to Iceland for one year, then to England, France, Bel-
gium, Holland and Germany during the war as Pipe Major of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa. He piped the Canadian troops onto the beaches of Normandy, France on D Day, June 6, 1944. He marched with soldiers and played laments at many cemeteries in Europe with the same pipes. Sam Scott played the pipes at innumerable ceremonial and social events in Canada as well. He taught bagpipe to students in Manotick both before the war and after, many went on to win
competitions throughout the world. It was always a special event in Manotick, on the morning of the Highland Games in Maxville, when Sam and his students would practice. When Manotick celebrated its centennial in 1959 the first event of the 4 day “Program of Events” read - “Friday July 31st, 1959 - 1 pm Public School Parade of Floats Led by Pipe-Major Sam Scott and Pupils”. Mrs. Scott donated the pipes to the Museum of Civilization after her husband’s death in 1972. The former Township of Rideau proclaimed June 6, 1999 “Pipe Major Sam Scott Day” as a tribute to one of Canada’s most famous pipers. A musical memorial took
place at Lenwood Galleries, Manotick when different pipers from the area played outside while daughters Margaret Scott
ago. Those of us who attended the occasion remember a wonderful celebration. 2019 is the 75th An-
and Helen Hartin greeted friends to view the same pipes that had piped Canadian soldiers onto the shores of Normandy, France those many years
niversary of D Day June 6, 1944 and the 20th Anniversary of “Pipe Major Sam Scott Day”. We Will Remember Them!
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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH Key Club, volunteering connects Honour Roll student to community
Name: Tomas Pepe Age: 16 Address: Manotick School: St. Mark High Grade: 11 Parents: Marina and John Pepe Brother: Michael (19), University of Waterloo for Nano Technology Engineering. Sister: Isabella (22), attended Western University for Business. Pet: Lucas, dog (cockapoo), age 7
Volunteer and Part-time Work: “The importance of giving back to my community has been a lesson that my family and school has emphasized since the beginning of my education. Over the past several years, I’ve been able to help and contribute to Manotick village and the greater Ottawa area through various volunteering opportunities, events, and groups. Foremost among these, is my involvement with the St. Mark’s Key Club, of which I am the secretary. This club works closely with Kiwanis Manotick to provide service to our local community. Through Key club, I’ve participated and volunteered in numerous events, such as the Manotick Christmas Parade and
YOUTH by Phill Potter Dickinson Days. Furthermore, I’ve participated and helped organize many fundraisers, including Candygrams and Bake Sales for donation to various charities, such as Turn on the Tap. St. Mark Key Club has taught me and many others, the importance of service and leadership, and remains very active in our school and local community. On 0ct. 26th, we raised 450. to make care packages for the homeless. In addition to Key Club, I’ve also volunteered with In Stride Event Management at their amazing event, The Manotick Miler. I’m also a tutor for younger students. Finally, I have always been highly involved in St Mark’s famous Can Food Drive and other like events, such as the Christmas Craft Fair and our Service Days.” Favourite Subjects: “My favourite subjects are probably chemistry and biology.
I have always been extremely interested in science, and have excelled in these courses. I love learning how things work, particularly life, forces, and the environment. I also really enjoy French and History, and believe it’s very important to be bilingual.” What do you enjoy reading/ listening to for pleasure? “Reading is one of my favourite pastimes and stress relievers. My families’ and my own favourite series has always been the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I enjoy all books that fit in the Tolkien genre. Some of my other favourite novels include All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, and the Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I love alternative and classic rock. Some of my favourite bands include the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac and Mother Mother. My sister is a major influence, and has helped develop my taste in books and music.” What is Your Greatest Accomplishment? “Throughout my life, I’ve achieved several things that I’m extremely proud of. Foremost
among them are my academic accomplishments. I’ve been on Honour Roll throughout all of secondary school, and have maintained an above 90 average throughout all of high school. I’ve also taken home awards for Highest Average in my grade in subjects such as Science, English, Religion, Careers and Tech Design. My involvement and leadership roles within the school are also things I’m very proud of. Activities/Interests: “Inside and outside of school, I have many interests and activities. As mentioned before, I love getting involved within St. Mark. I’m part of many extracurriculars, such as Key Club, Den Reps (helping Student Council organize school events), and OSAID (Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving). In addition, I’m a member of IMUM, which is a group of students dedicated to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health. I am also a Peer Helper, which means I have an assigned grade 8 class where I talk to, play with, and help students feel comfortable and welcomed in the St. Mark community. Perhaps my favourite activity
within the school, is St Mark’s Leadership Camp, where students are selected by teachers for a three-day leadership training program at Camp Smitty. I have gone the past three years and they’ve been some of the most amazing and enriching experiences of my life. There have been so many wonderful ways for me to get involved at St. Mark, and so many amazing staff members who have helped me along the way. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and watching my favourite team – the Montreal Canadians. At one time I played soccer and hockey, but dropped them to pursue other interests. I also adore the outdoors and love hiking, camping, and gardening from march to the first snow.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “There is a certain satisfaction you get from being of service to your school and local community. Not only are all the things I do incredibly fun and with great people, but they’re also greatly rewarding for myself and others. It was really my brother who pushed me to get in-
Tomas Pepe is an Honour Roll student at St. Mark High School who has been carrying an average above 90 per cent. Phill Potter photo
volved within St. Mark, and I am so glad he did.” Career Goals: “After high school, I hope to attend university in Canada for something to do with science. I am not sure exactly what, but no matter where I end up, I need to do something I’m passionate about and that fulfills me.”
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• 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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The MessengerNEWS Grade 12 student Kevin Hua to run for NDP in federal election
Kevin Hua, an 18-yearold Grade 12 student at Bell High School, has won the Carleton NDP nomination for this year’s federal election. The Stittsville resident will run alongside Conservative incumbent Pierre Poilievre and Liberal candidate, Chris Rodgers. Hua won the nomination by acclamation at the Federal NDP Riding Association of Carleton Nomination Meeting Thurs., May 30th, at the Manotick Public Library.
The guest speaker for the meeting was Pierre-Luc Dusseault, who was the youngest elected MP in Canada eight years ago at the age of 19. Dusseault, from the federal Riding of Sherbrooke, QC believes that being an MP is a role that one must learn on the job, be it at 60, 40 or 20 years of age. He believes Hua brings a special skill set that the NDP caucus can use in Ottawa and he believes that Hua is more than qualified for the job.
Hua has been an active Executive member with the Carleton Riding Association for the last two years and is stepping up to the plate to run as federal candidate. He has work and volunteer experience with the Heritage Language Program (OCSB), and he has been a volunteer with the Autism Guardian Program (GASCN). He is an Honour Role student with an average over 90 per cent, and has been a member of the Model United Nations and Key Club at Bell
High School for the past four years. Hua also has his black belt in Taekwondo, and is fluent in French, English and is intermediate level in Mandarin.
Bell High School Grade 12 Honour Roll student Kevin Hua won the Carleton NDP nomination for the upcoming federal election at the Carleton NDP Riding Association meeting in Manotick last week.
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Josie Anselmo Memorial Park officially re-opened
May 25th was a gorgeous day in the Ward! There were so many fun and exciting events going on this wonderful Saturday. The 1st Greely Scouts were out accepting electronics and batteries at the police station in Greely, along with a clothing and bottle drive. I hope you didn’t miss the plant sale at Andy Shield Park and if you dropped by you could have picked up some delicious girl guide cookies. There was the free Mental health first aid course at the Greely Community Center for veterans and of course the weekly Metcalfe Farmer’s Market. I had a great time going around visiting each event and I hope to catch you at the next ones!
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enjoyed face painting; popcorn; safety bracelets; tick kits; balloon twisting and games with Ottawa City Recreational. I am very happy to have heard positive comments from residents on how great the play structure and park are. Thanks to Sgt. Jenn Cote (OPS); Mr. Kelly (Greely Volunteer Firefighters) and the City of Ottawa Recreational gang (Rural South) for coming by.
The Osgoode Public School held their spring JOSIE ANSELMO ME- fling last Friday, where they host fun events and MORIAL PARK an auction to raise money RE-OPENING Last weekend was the for enriching the school experience Home Care Seniorsfor students official re-opening of For Personalized reliable services by mature assistance atcaregivers OPS. Igiving was moreatthan Josie Anselmo Memorial home, in a retirement or nursing home or in hospital Park. Despite the weather happy to stop by and sup•Daily Living Assistance •Meal Preparation the event, and even not co-operating for long, port •House Cleaning •Laundry •Companionship •Respite Care in a game of spirits were not damp- participate for a a complimentary/no obligation visit!staff and with ened! ThereCallwas good cakewalk ~Reasonable Rates ~ Locally Owned students there. turnout of families that
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I had the opportunity to spend a pleasant evening spent with residents and friends alike in Kenmore over a roast beef dinner. It was good to see familiar faces of Vera, Gib, Elsie and Bill. Thanks to all the volunteers & organizers that made this excellent dinner possible.
O-YA BLOCK PARTY
Coming up on Saturday June 8th is the O-YA Summer Block Party! Check out their facebook page for the amazing line up of activities, including rock climbing and an ocean themed escape room. The event runs from 11am to 2pm at the Osgoode Youth Association, and I will be doing my free BBQ from 11:30 to 1:30 to keep the energy going. I look forward to this exciting day and spending time with the youth of our community!
OSGOODE TOWNSHIP MUSEUM GRAND RE-OPENING
Come out and celebrate the museum’s grand re-opening and community planting day! Enjoy local musical group Vernon Ukulele Players, taste some homemade light refreshments, partake in garden planting with the Vernon Community Association, and celebrate the official ribbon cutting ceremony. Free admission to the museum as part of Doors Open Ottawa!
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GREELY PLAYERS 2019 PERFORMING ARTS BURSARY
The Greely Players support post-secondary pursuit of professional activities in Theatre, Music, Dance, Sound, Lighting, Costume, and more. If you are a entering into a postsecondary Performing Arts program, are an Osgoode Ward Resident or past member of the Greely Players, visit their website at www.GreelyPlayers.ca to apply! Deadline is June 22nd 2019.
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St. Mark up for five Cappie Awards, Gala at NAC Sunday tor. Parfumerie is a sweet, sentimental perennial comedy favourite set in preWWII Budapest. A young a clerk at Hammerschmidt’s parfumerie, finds himself struggling with the chaos created by misunderstandings among the staff, miscommunication with his employer, and misinformation about a co-worker. As Christmas approaches, George and colleagues, the pragmatic Mr. Sipos, the bellicose Ms. Balash, and the overworked delivery boy Arpad, struggle to ensure that Hammerschmidt’s remains afloat amid personal and professional challenges, which are exacerbated by the
By Mike Carroccetto
This Sunday evening (June 9), the St. Mark Players are hoping to cap off the high school play season with some shiny, sweetsmelling hardware. That’s when three actors from Parfumerie plus two off-stage crews will represent St. Mark at the Cappies Gala (or the high school Oscars, as some call them) looking to hear their name called at the National Arts Centre. Madison Adams (who played Ms. Balash) is up for Lead Actress in a Play. Henry Freeth (Mr. Sipos) will contend for Supporting Actor, while Carter Ibach (Fritz) is up for Comic Ac-
conniving Mr. Kadar. It’s a story of laughter and love. The play is also up for awards in Props (Charlotte Bodger, Dillon Cooper, Reanne Richards) and Sets (Jeremy Anderson, Bramm Dressler, Henry Freeth, Callum Spinnewyn). “The kids worked so hard,” said director Trevor Rostek. “ I am glad to see these (students get rewarded with) nominations.” Actors from all 26 schools participating in Canada’s Capital Cappies program will walk the red carpet prior to the gala which begins inside Southam Hall at 6:30 sharp. Mauler and Rush are the hosts again this year.
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Amazing Wish Orchard Walk Retirement Community resident Linda Beauchamp, a former RCMP employee, had her living wish come true. Linda wanted to hear a bagpiper play Amazing Grace. The Orchard Walk staff contact the RCMP, who granted her wish by sending not one bagpiper, but the full RCMP Pipe Band along with a group of highland dancers. This is one of many living wishes that Orchard Walk will make come true for their residents this year.
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