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Manotick Messenger is big winner at provincial newspaper awards gala Morris named top reporter in Ontario, story on human remains found at construction site named best news story Special to the Messenger MARKHAM -- In a ballroom in Markham filled with Ontario’s top community newspaper publishers, journalists, photographers and designers, it was the Manotick Messenger and its sister publication, the Barrhaven Independent, that came away as the big winners. The publications won three Ontario Community Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Competition awards and placed second in a fourth category. The awards were given out at the annual OCNA Awards Gala, held in Markham Friday, April 20. “We are a small, family business with only two full time employees and a handful of part time employees and contributors,” said Jeff Morris, the editor and publisher of
the Independent and the Messenger. “The incredible support from the community and our readers enables us to produce a newspaper that is on par with some of the biggest and best publications in Ontario.” Morris won the 2017 Stephen Shaw Award as the province’s Reporter of the Year. He had previously won the award in 2008 and was a finalist in 2010. Todd Vandonk of Peterborough This Week was second, while Kim Zarzour of the Richmond Hill/Thornhill Liberal was third. Morris said his award was a reflection of the community support he mentioned. “It’s presented as an individual award, but it really is a community award,” he said. “We get a lot of tips and direction from our readers. In 2017, we had a few incredible stories that
were presented to us. There is a lot of luck involved.” A Messenger story on workers at a new home near Prince of Wales and Bankfield who unearthed human remains while building a deck won the award for the province’s best news story. Morris wanted a fresh angle on the story, and tied it to a South Carleton High School student who went missing in the area in 1994. When he questioned the police on scene, they were unaware of the teenager who had been missing for more than two decades. Forensic tests confirmed that the remains did, in fact, belong to the missing student. “That is an example of how we get tips and input from the community,” said Morris. “Chris Napior called me and told me that someone had found human remains there, and
then Jim Stewart called and told me that it was probably the boy who went missing in 1994, and that we should follow up on that.” A story on how MPP Lisa MacLeod’s Private Members Bill on funding for exceptional situations will help a local family with two children fighting unrelated cases of cancer was selected out of 73 stories as the best health and wellness story in the province. In addition to the three first place awards, the Manotick Messenger earned a second place award for best arts and entertainment story in Ontario for a feature on Manotick dancer Deirdre Barnes. She is part of Britney Spears’ Las Vegas Show, and was also a dancer on the Justin Bieber “Believe” Tour and has been on Dancing With
Manotick Messenger publisher and editor Jeff Morris, left, holds an armful of awards at the annual Ontario Community Newspaper Association awards gala in Markham last Friday. Morris was named the province’s 2017 reporter of the year. With Morris is OCNA President Ray Stanton. Photo courtesy of OCNA
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Unhappy landowners on the hook for Cranberry Creek drainage system Specialtothe Messenger Unfair, inaccurate and underhanded — these were some the accusations hurled toward the city-appointed committee during the court of appeal process for landowners wanting to appeal the amount of money they’re being billed for updating the Cranberry Creek Drainage system and pumping station. The Cranberry Creek pump station and drainage system is in need of dire repair. An independent engineering report, which was commissioned by the city and delivered in December, has projected the costs to be about $1.6 million. Landowners that fall within the Cranberry Creek catchment area are being told they are on the hook to pay for the project and their properties have been assessed based on criteria from the provincial Drainage Act. For the most part, landowners are being billed based on the amount of land they own and the distance from the pumping station, which is located near Kars. For some, that means paying $3,000 for others, it’s more than $35,000. “I don’t think it’s right,” said James Johnson, who told the crowd of approximately 100 people who gathered at the Alfred Taylor Recrea-
tion Centre on Monday, April 23 to appeal their assessments that he’s been assessed at $35,000. Councillor Scott Moffatt chaired the meeting, with councillors George Darouze, Marc Desjardins and Eli El-Chantiry sitting alongside him on the decision-making panel. Moffatt made it clear that everyone’s appeals — whether they spoke or not — will be taken into consideration when making final decisions on assessments. Initial appeals had to be made in writing two weeks prior to this meeting. “This is not a public debate. This is a court, and decisions will be made by this committee,” Moffatt said, adding that this was not the forum to argue for the cancellation of the project. But that didn’t stop people from letting the committee know that not only were they frustrated with the amount they needed to pay — stating that the city and the province should be footing at least some if not all the bill — but with how they were informed. Notices were mailed out about public meetings, as was a USB stick with the full report on it. However, there was little turnout to the public meetings and several landowners complained that the 100-plus page report was difficult to
read and riddled with jargon. Several speakers during the evening said the information coming from the city wasn’t clear and not accessible. “A lot of the people getting these USB sticks don’t even have a computer or know what a PDF is,” hollered Jen Wallace when it was her turn to speak about the $11,200 she is being told she has to pay. Moffatt admitted that during this process the city staff has learned that what seems clear to them — people who read these documents everyday — might not be as clear to others who are looking at them for the first time. But, that doesn’t make up for the fact that a pumping station is being built and more than $1 million needs to be
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Ford tells local Tories he will eliminate income tax for minimum wage earners By Charlie Senack Manotick Messenger The ice storm did not stop Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford from rolling up to the Nepean Sportsplex on his new campaign bus, for his first campaign-style rally in Ottawa. On Monday April 16, about 700 Ottawa Conservatives packed the Nepean Sportsplex for a rally held by NepeanCarleton MPP Lisa MacLeod, who has represented the community at Queen’s Park for the past 12 years. Some key politicians, both past and present, were in attendance. They included Carleton PC candidate Goldie Ghamari, former Mayor of Ottawa Larry O’Brien, Deputy Leader of the Federal Conservatives Lisa Raitt, and Former Government Leader of the Senate, Marjory LeBreton of Manotick. This was Ford’s first rally in Ottawa since being elected leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives on March 10. He said the Nepean event was the largest and loudest crowd he has ever seen.
The new Ontario PC leader took the opportunity to bash the Wynne Government, and reassured supporters that she will be out of office come June. “Over the last 15 years, we have seen this province get destroyed,” Ford food the crowd. “We have watched our debt grow 300 per cent to the largest national debt in the entire world.” One of the main points that came up during the 20-minute rally was the cost of Hydro. Earlier on in the day, Ford was in Orleans where he said he spoke to a woman who told him she was unable to pay her hydro bill or rent. “My heart breaks when I hear people like that because they’re struggling,” said Ford. He added that he would fire the CEO of Hydro One, who made $4.85 million last year in salary and benefits. Ford also promised that if elected, his Government would not charge income tax to minimum wage workers who earn less than $30,000 a year. “The liberals decided to put minimum wage
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Messenger Editorial water, and he would say, “Thank you sir, but Likely the latter. The other newspaper people in the room were shocked when they learned no sir.” Mr. Jackson came to cut our grass every that weAre operate with a full time staff of two, a few par time people, and a heck you more Canadian I was familiar with the effects of racism in Friday, late in the afternoon. He rode his of a lot of support from the community. fifth grader? old bicycle through our neighbourhood in the United States. I remember playing footWe havethan a greata photographer, Mike Carroccetto, who is always keeping his eyes and Day ears open for us. Our Charlie Frisco, Texas, pulling his lawnmower behind ball on a team near Buffalo. My best friend With Canada approaching next week, it is a intern, good time for us all to Senack, has done a phereflect on what meanswill to behave Canadian. nomenal jobitand a bright future as a journalist. Our graphics team at him. It was hot that summer, reaching 100 on the team was an African-American who Do we take being Canadian for granted? our Prescott office Wilburfeel Bastian, Birtch Better yet, how do new–Canadians about beingRyan Canadian? Some and of us Skyler Fraser – work their degrees Fahrenheit more than 60 straight worked at 3M for his day job. When he and lookoff uponfor immigrants and refugees asBeltzner opportunists,has not wanting to opened give but butts us, too. Klaus really up a great relationship days. Because I was travelling so much, fly- his wife and family moved into their new very willing to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you between the MVCA the such Messenger, something attend a celebration for newand Canadians, as the one hosted by Nepean- that Grace Thrasher has ing to either Denver or Nashville on Monday house in a middle class neighbourhood in Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven last continued. Phill Potter does an amazing job showcasing the young people mornings, returning home Thursdays, and Buffalo, he was sitting on his front step when month, you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every new Canadian. in the community. And, since we are at every home in Richmond now, we the police circled three times then often back on the They understand, perhaps better than all of us, what it means to be can’t give enough thanks to John Shearer and the community association and before approaching him. road again for weekCanadian. So how can the rest of us have that feeling?for forming a great relationship with us and 200th anniversary committee Bev McRae photo “What are you doing here, end trade shows, I was The Conservative government has a solid idea. FROM THE OTHER At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servmaking community is covered. Jason sure Kenney,their Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism boy?” thankful that Mr. Jackteacher/volunteer with a memorial garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s and Andrew Cohen, the Historica-Dominion are chalAnd there arePresident othersofwho have been aInstitute, big help to us. ing Randy Fletcher makes playground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and Junethere Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a supHow’s that for a Welcome son was to take lenging middle and high school students to take the citizenship test. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. sure The that anything and everything important tobythe community Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run the local curling Wagon? care of our little oneInstitute, will see students study has Discover Canada: theher series on ‘Chicks in the is inHistorica-Dominion the Messenger, Margot Belanger provided But meeting Mr. Jackson sixth-of-an-acre patch Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship Jeff Morris Tick’ up of anything go- it’sofbest test.for us, Jason Moore is always quick to give us a headsSometimes just to say nil gave me a look at racism from Texas. I told him he “This be a funGower, way for students learn in about Canada and feel proud ingofon inwillNorth andtojust case anyone servingI’m our community gets finding myself at one of those bizarre crossaboutour things like how come “underneath” is a whole new perspective. He couldwonder use lawnour shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we roads whereeditor everythingto I love about sports is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the complacent, Andy Braid always there to pen to the enterlearn about our past and the peopleisand events that made Canada whataitletter is mower, butpulled he me liked tosoccer. use his. He was par- was probably a generation or two removed to collide with a large swatch of the population workdiscussion back into we become moreeveryone proud to be Canadian. 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Box 567, Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5 hornsGLOUCESTER are such a beautiful part of the South African they pulled back in.haven’t ordered IN OSGOODE, RIDEAU AND SOUTH “But it’s only $12, sir,” he would say. momsUnfortunately, sitting here andmethey www.manotickmessenger.on.ca culture.” “My cousin lives in Australia, and he was devasThe Manotick Messenger is published every Wednesday in Manotick, Ontario. The Manotick “I know,” I would reply. “But you should yet. One has a baby, and thesaid other I wanted to jump in and say something, but I tated when Germany beat them 4-nil,” the is pregMessenger is mailed to bona fide subscribers in Rideau and Osgoode Townships for $36. The refrained. I couldn’t do it. Named one of Ontario's mom wearing Crocs. publication is available by carrier for $36 or at newsstands for $1.00 per copy. Letters will be edited top three charge $20.” nant. For God’s sake, get the SWAT team here for length, clarity and libellous statements. Display, National and Classified rates are available on If you are unfamiliar with the vuvuzela horn, for then At this point, I couldn’t take it anymore. Mount community newspapers 2008, 2009 request. The Manotick Messenger is not responsible for the loss of unsolicited manuscripts, photos or He would thank me, backing up, and off something!” you have not tuned into CBC over the pastand two do Patience erupted and out came sarcasm lava. other material used for publication purposes. weeks. If you stumble across a World Cup soccer “I saw that match,” I said. “I can’t believe Aushe would go. The extra $8 would end up on To make matters worse, that day was the VOL. 28 • N . 1 MANOTICK, ONTARIO WEDNESDAY • JANUARY 5, 2011 game on CBC, you will hear what sounds like TRY-lier looked so insipid against Deutschland.” Publisher: Jeffrey Morris P.O. Box 567 Manotick, Ontario 50,000 bees swarming the field. They are not71st bees. anniversary The mom with the of crocsthe was not impressed. WALKER HOUSE the collection plate at his church. day Jackie Robinson Managing Editor: Jeffrey Morris They are people blowing on cheap, plastic, gimThe mom with Birkenstock’s wasn’t either, but Reporters: McRae Publisher: Bev Jeffrey Morris Phone: 613-692-6000 Tel: 613-692-6000 www.manotickmessenger.on.ca They say that a picture can tell 1,000 brokeshethe colour line Major League BaseEsauMorris micky horns. did acknowledge me within a response. Managing Editor: Jeff Jeffrey Fax: 613-692-3758 Reporters: Bev McRae John Green: The funny thing about these horns is that they “Who is your team?”Martin she quipped,Luther condescend- King and words. If that’s the case, the look in Mr. Jackball. Other than Publisher: Jeff Morris Phone: 613-692-6000 The Marketing Mgr: Gord Logan Jeff Esau haveManotick become whatMessenger has defined theis2010 World Cup. ingly. 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Ironically, while the world learned to withThey turned their heads in disgust. The next 45 John Green, pictured Photographer: Mike Carroccetto Advertising and Marketing: News/sports: email@example.com length, clarity Grace Agostinho of the French adapt these horns and as the libellous one thing they now know seconds were incredibly silent and awkward. Gary Coulombe Cafe at a fundraiserEvery for the Friday, I would invite Mr. Jackson in ent that the one I was living in now? about South African culture, the horns aren’t really statements. Display, NaManotick Project in Haiti atAt that point, it was my turn. The cashier Photographer: Mike Carroccetto We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada Longfields Davidson Heights a part ofand their Classified everyday lives.rates South African sports scanned my Coke andor V-8aFusion, and of I waslemonade. Twenty years have passed since that glass for a glass ofDietwater glass tional through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. High School February,all is set. enthusiasts have commented thatour they had innever person ofHe the year for are available on request. Friday 10 am CLASSIFIED; Monday Advertising deadlines: DISPLAY, Monday 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. Friday noon of lemonade. I imagine Mr. Jackson has would never come through our front seen nor heard a vuvuzela horn at2010. a sporting event, “Would you like plastic bags?” Agostinho was our All layouts and composition of advertisements produced by employees of Manotick Messenger The Manotick Messenger person of noise the year for 2009.“Yes please,” I replied. and that the South African people find the just BLAKE’S passed on, now. door. He grew up in a time and a place where Inc. are protected by copyright invested in the publishers of the Manotick Messenger. For the full story, see page 2. annoying as the rest the world does. I had never been so happy to pay five cents for a isas not responsible forofthe Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association I think I will pray for him tonight. I will that wasn’t I would alwaysTAKES try Apparently, some now wealthy marketing genius plastic bag what just to getyou the helldo. out there. loss of unsolicited manuCanadian Community Newspaper Association came up with the idea to mass produce and market pray that he has found peace, and I will pray to convince him to come in. “It’s okay,” I even scripts, photos other these horns as a or World Cupmanovelty. The plan Jeffrey Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columnist of Blake McKim terial forthepublication worked,used and now rest of the world must endure the Year. His book, From the Other Skide, is availthat souls in Heaven are colourless. said once. “We’re Canadian.”
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Voices in Harmony choral group to perform at Miller’s Oven Benefit Concert A Miller’s Oven Benefit Concert will be held May 12, 3 to 4;30 pm in St. James Anglican Church, 1138 Bridge St. Manotick. “Voices In Harmony” choral group will perform. The repertoire consists of familiar pop, folk, jazz, Broadway and show music. Tickets are $15. Tickets available at Manotick Office Pro, Miller’s Oven or at the door. The property on
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which this heritage building rests has had a long and interesting history. Joseph Merrill Currier originally owned the land selling it in 1863 to his partner, Moss Kent Dickinson, founder of Manotick. For much of the
latter part of the nineteenth century and until the late 1920s the building housed Fee’s General Store, one of the most popular establishments in early Manotick. In 1926 the building was sold to the fraternal order, the Independent Order of Oddfellows. Meetings were held on a regular basis in the upstairs while pool tables were set up on the main floor. The pool tables
and the Manotick student volunteers Public Library occu- that number well pied a portion of floor over 100 staff the Milspace at one time be- lers Oven. It is open fore the Library was 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily moved. From 1952 where patrons can to 1979 Keith Lindsay enjoy a hearty breakoperated a barber- fast, lunch or mid shop in the front sec- afternoon snack. Surtion of the main floor. plus funds are used to A committee LATEST support various sen-Ad AD!!!!!!!!!!!!_Diversitea bought the building iors’ organizations in in 1994. This was accomplished through local fundraising, special events and donations from customers. Volunteer seniors and
Letter to the Editor Braid wonders where candidate David Brown stands on pressing issues The Editor, I have to admit that I greatly enjoyed the story that the Messenger provided on potential Councillor for Rideau-Goulbour n, David Brown. Mr. Brown is a millennial, of course, and like so many of his generation he’d prefer to avoid this nonsense of working for a living in favour of something much less demanding—in his case by becoming a career politician—and more power to him! Of course, in order for that to happen, he’ll have to convince the electorate that he fully understands the issues that they face and, more importantly, that he has a plan to address them. Although the Messenger’s fawning profile did mention that Mr. Brown had been involved in “Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and eventually a stint with the Air Cadet Squadron in Kanata,” and that he had been a chauffeur for Pierre Poilievre for two years, some of Mr. Brown’s comments seem to indicate he may not be entirely up-to-speed on some of those basic issues. For example, Mr. Brown stated that,
“after council negotiated away weekly garbage collection in 2012, they should have immediately prioritized the implementation of a garbage incineration system.” That statement strikes me as a complete non-sequitur. The fact that the city reduced a basic service like the frequency of garbage collection by 50 per cent is a huge issue in rural Ottawa, but what the city ultimately does with the garbage—when they eventually do pick it up—is irrelevant to that discussion. What I’d like to know is what Mr. Brown thinks about some of the truly pressing issues in rural Ottawa. If he’s ever watched the news, then he’ll know all about the city’s proposed gouging of landowners along the watercourse known as the Cranberry Creek municipal drain. The incredible irony of this situation is that the City of Ottawa just started collecting a “stormwater tax” on rural Ottawans in 2017. If the “stormwater tax” is not to provide funding for the maintenance of municipal drains like Cranberry Creek—the
sole purpose of which is to handle stormwater—then what was it for? Scott Moffatt doesn’t seem to have a problem with the city charging twice for the same service, but does Mr. Brown agree? And what does Mr. Brown think about the way that rural Ottawans continue to be gouged by Hydro One, when they live in a municipality that has its own Hydro utility, known as Hydro Ottawa? Every Councillor repeats the same ridiculous story, that they’ve allegedly ‘tried’ for decades to negotiate with Hydro One to acquire their assets in rural Ottawa, but they’ve never been able to agree on a price—although the negotiations have never been made public. It’s interesting to note that once the City of Ottawa started lapping up all those rural tax dollars after amalgamation, Hydro Ottawa went on an immediate buying spree and acquired the assets of Casselman Hydro in 2002. The situation has now become so perverse that we currently see rural Ottawans forced to purchase overpriced hydro from Hydro One,
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‘I just want to enjoy every moment I can with my kids’ 28-year-old mother of three focuses on her family and tries to be positive as she battles ALS By Jeff Morris Stephanie Hall sits at her home in Osgoode and takes a second to reflect on her situation. “Twenty-eight-yearold women aren’t supposed to be diagnosed with ALS,” she said. “But here I am.” Despite her illness, Hall will be hosting the Party With a Purpose ALS Dinner and Benefit Concert featuring a popular Montreal band, the Cranes. The fundraiser takes place May 12 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Orchard View Wedding and Event Centre in Manotick Station. The fundraiser will be in memory of Cecil Landon, an ALS sufferer who passed away in November, just 10 months after being diagnosed. The Cranes were one of Landon’s favourite bands. When Landon was in his final stages of ALS before his passing, members of the band went to his home and played some of his favourite songs outside his window. “The fundraiser is not for me,” Hall quickly said. “It’s a fundraiser for ALS research and to help other people. I wanted to do something for research so that it might help find a cure so that another family won’t have to go through what we are going through.” Hall’s diagnosis was delivered to her on Oct. 17, 2017, after what she said was a year of appointments with her family doctor and a number of specialists. For Stephanie, and her husband, Nick, the news was devastating. “We had never even considered ALS,” she said. “It started out as cramping in my legs. To be told that I had ALS was a shock to say the
least.” Known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a motor neuron disease that destroys the links to the nervous system. This disease will eventually impact her ability to walk, speak, eat and breath. There is currently no cure. “We didn’t really know anything about the disease,” Hall said. “We had heard of it, and we knew about the ice bucket challenges from a few years ago, but we didn’t really know what it would mean as far as day-to-day challenges go.” Although Stephanie and Nicholas and their extended family is planning for the worst, she is also trying to live in the moment as much as possible. In January, Stephanie and Nick took their three children to Disney World. For Stephanie, it was a chance to do everything fun with her kids to create happy memories for them. She and Nick both know that, as time progresses, happy memories will play an important role in the lives of their children, Riley, Caden and Hunter, who range in age from five to seven. Breaking the news of her diagnosis to her children was one of the toughest things that Hall has ever had to do. “They don’t understand a lot of what it means,” she said. “They are just little. They know that I have ALS, and they know that I need more help to do things. Every day, I just try to stay positive especially for them.” Hall has a strong network of supporters and specialists, and she is also in touch with other ALS sufferers in the Ot-
“They are just little. They know that I have ALS, and they know that I need more help to do things. Every day, I just try to stay positive especially for them.” tawa area. “Those connections are important,” she said. “Sometimes it’s good to talk to other people that are going through similar challenges. Sometimes, though, I just want to keep to myself and be alone.” The Halls moved to Osgoode to live with Nick’s parents, Perry and Carole. Stephanie’s medication costs $4,000 every three months, and they are not covered under any health insurance plan. There will also be additional costs for the family as Nick will have to take more time off work to be with his wife and children, and also for the cost of caregivers.
The family has a Go Fund Me page to help with their expenses. The page is at www.gofundme.com/stephaniechristiansen. “We are very fortunate to have had support from the community,” she said. “I hope people will support the ALS community and have
an open mind about what ALS is and what we are going through. ALS affects more people in the community than you would think. I hope people can come to the fundraiser as well.” The Facebook and Event Bright sites for tickets and information on the fundraiser can be found on Google by entering ‘Party with a purpose ALS.’ For now, though, Stephanie Hall is focused on her three children and her husband. She wants to show them that she is strong. She wants to harness
everything she is going through with her illness and use it as a teaching tool to make her kids stronger. She knows that, as the disease progresses, it will be her children who will hurt the most. She also knows how difficult the situation is for her husband. “All I can do is just wake up in the morning and take one day at a time,” she said. “I try to be positive all the time. It’s all I can do. I don’t know what the future is going to be like, but I can focus on being positive right now.”
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You judge a home by its entrance – Richmond sign down for almost a year By John Shearer RichmondHub.ca My grandmother had beliefs and sayings that stuck with me throughout my life. One that comes to mind every time I enter Richmond by the fire hall is “You judge a home by it’s entrance”. The Richmond welcome sign lying forlornly in the middle of the road doesn’t leave a good impression of our community entrance at all. It has been ignored by City crews for almost a year now! The rubble no doubt presents a safety issue as well. The destruction was brought to the attention of the City shortly after the crash that took it down in June 2017. Patience is a virtue but this has gone beyond that point and is becoming symbolic of what many residents feel is pure neglect by the City. Hopefully, this isn’t the case. Residents of
The Richmond sign by the fire hall was knocked down in June, 2017.
any City neighbourhood expect the aftermath of a crash such as this to be cleared up in a matter of days. Hopefully, appropriate insurance claims to cover the costs of clean up and replacement have been filed. Richmond is about to
host the celebration of it’s bicentennial. The entrances and street need to be as welcoming and becoming as possible. Businesses and residents have come together to do what they can to make the celebration a great one and to beautify their properties.
Syrian Refugee family expected to arrive in Richmond within 4-10 weeks By Stephanie Williams RichmondHub.ca This week, we received notification that permanent resident visas have been issued to our Syrian family, and final resettlement arrangements are taking place with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Heba, Mohammad Jneid and their four boys are still waiting for exit visas, and to be assigned a flight out of Turkey to Ottawa. This notice informed us that the family will arrive within 4 to 10 weeks and we will get 10 days’ notice of their actual arrival. When they finally arrive the Jneids will face massive culture shock. Fortunately, the Canadian government provides assistance for new Canadians to make the
transition which will be initiated upon their arrival. RVRW is determined to make their settlement as happy and smooth as possible, and we are lucky to have one valuable asset in the form of Heba’s sister, Samar. Samar and her three boys were sponsored by a community group more than 2 years ago and have been living in Kanata. Recently they have moved to a location in Ottawa that is more conducive to their needs: having proximity to Adult English as a Second Language training, schools with ESL within walking distance for the boys, easily accessible bus and transit, shops and services close by. Re-unification of families is one of the objectives of refugee assimilation in Canada, and RVRW will be de-
lighted to be able to unite the two sisters and seven boys. Preparations are now gearing up for the day of arrival. We are searching for a suitable house close to Samar’s home. Next we will install the furniture which has already been donated by generous supporters. Two more single or twin beds are still needed, and bicycles for the boys would be nice. Plans for arrival, installation in the house, application for documents such as Ontario Health Cards, school registration and the myriad details of Canadian life are being organised. Later in the summer we hope to throw a welcome party in Richmond for the Jneids to say hello and thank you to all the people who have so generously supported them.
With “Clean the Capital” moving forward in many areas across the City it is time this mess got cleaned up. Moving this rubble is beyond what volunteers can do. Moreover, if the community could issue
a personal challenge to City crews it would be to put an extra special effort into cleaning and grooming Richmond this Spring and Summer as a contribution and tribute to the bicentennial. Residents
and participants in the celebrations would surely notice! In a discussion with Councillor Scott Moffatt, he has promised to follow up on the issue of the sign.
Great turnout for Richmond Nursery School at their annual open house By Miranda Lexmond, President RCNS Richmond Co-operative Nursery School RCNS had a fantastic turn out to their annual Open House, held on Tuesday, April 10th. Dozens of new and returning families had the chance to tour the school and ask questions about the Toddler and Preschool programmes. Many families brought their little ones along to explore both the space and some of the activities that will be available to them when they start in the fall. For many, it was their first introduction to a school setting – with their very own cubbies, a circle room for stories and calendar, and, of course, the cool toys! There was no end to excitement! The Director, Krista Marginson, was on hand to help explain the different programs offered, describe what a typical day would look like, and, perhaps most importantly, to put parents’ minds at ease. If your family was unable to attend, don’t worry. Private tours and registration can still be arranged by contacting Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org. RCNS would like to once again express their gratitude to their 2017/2018
Richmond Co-operative Nursery School held its open house last month.
sponsors helping them make their space such a welcoming environment through all the recent updates: Curb Appeal Plus, JMST Services Ltd., Richmond Home Hardware, Richmond Village Pharmacy, Law Office of Tricia Schouten, Ladies Auxiliary BR 625 Royal Canadian Legion, Kerr Karpentry Ltd., Brophy Financial Planning and Insurance Agency, Bayview Windows, Richmond IDA Pharmacy, Cydney Greene – Royal LePage Team Realty, Richmond Agricultural Society and Fresh Co. Bell’s Corners.
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY New partnership for Meals on Wheels supports Rural Seniors and community Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS) and Miller’s Oven, two unique rural organizations, have officially launched their new partnership for providing Meals on Wheels in rural Ottawa South. These two not-for-profit agencies, known for their initiatives in support of seniors, have teamed up to continue to ensure that rural seniors have access to affordable nutritious meals. ROSSS has been the service provider of Meals on Wheels in the southern rural area for more than 30 years. Last year ROSSS delivered 4600 fresh and frozen meals to more than 100 rural residents. Meals on Wheels fresh meals are priced at $7 each are delivered Monday through Friday by vetted and trained ROSSS volunteers. ROSSS also offers frozen meals for $6 from another provider that can be delivered or picked up at ROSSS’ office in Manotick. Meals are re-
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Bridging the distance on Mother’s Day Many modern families are spread out across the country if not the globe. Some people move away from family to further their careers, while others are called upon to care for others. Children may separate from their parents to witness new travel experiences. Military service may call individuals away from home as well. Distance can make it
challenging to spend time together for major holidays and other special occasions - like Mother’s Day. But Mother’s Day can still be special even if Mom lives hundreds or thousands of miles away. Embrace technology Technology helps break down some of the barriers created by distance. While phone calls were once the way
to keep in touch, many people now utilize various forms of digital communication. Someone who lives across different time zones can talk through texting or the various social media avenues available on computers, phones and tablets. Video apps like Skype and FaceTime enable you to video chat with others in real time.
Come Mother’s Day, connect with mom via such apps so you can watch her open up her gifts. Reconnect with home If Mom is the one who ventured from home, help her to reconnect with her hometown or another place she feels attached to. Ship her some favorite regional foods that can only be bought in town. Make a
photo or video montage of places of interest in town. These little touches of home can mean the world to her. Create a special day Even if you do not live near your mother, you can still plan a fun day for her in her town. Make reservations for a spa, hair salon or other sources of pampering and surprise her with all the details.
Give the Gift of Relaxation Mom deserves to be spoiled Join us for Mothers Day. Open for lunch and dinner.
Treat her to the ultimate surprise If possible, make a surprise visit this Mother’s Day. Coordinate the plan with your father or another relative and then enjoy seeing her eyes light up when you arrive. With a little creativity, even families separated by geography can share the magic of Mother’s Day together.
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Zoning amendment at Rideau Carleton Raceway to pave way for nine-storey hotel RIDEAUGOULBOURN
WARD REPORT by Councillor Scott Moffatt
to the Rideau Carleton Raceway site paving the way for the addition of a nine-storey hotel on the site of the soon to be Hard Rock Casino Ottawa. The application also permits an increase to 55 gaming tables from the currently allowed 35.
The overall development project will see an investment of over $300M into the rural south site including a live theatre. The storefront industry amendment is something that I spoke of in this column previously. The intent is to support small-scale businesses that would include micro-brewers/distillers, food processors and craft makers. These permissions would be added to commercial
and mixed-use zones. The Omnibus amendment features some minor changes to properties across the City. In Rideau-Goulbourn, this report will see a minor zoning change to 5970 Dwyer Hill Road and add “medical facility” as a permitted use in the VM2 zone in the core of Manotick. The Site Alteration ByLaw item is a revisiting of the item approved by ARAC last month. Staff
were directed to make some changes to how Section 10 of the by-law, which becomes Section 11 in the revised by-law, is applied in the rural area and to clarify the agricultural exemption.
Presto Pass Availability
Presto card services will be rolling out to retailers across Ottawa. Transit customers will be able to purchase monthly passes, load funds,
check their balance, and set age-based discounts at 66 Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore locations in Ottawa. The new retail locations are currently being rolled out in a phased approach, with all stores expected to have Presto services available by the end of May. For an upto-date listing of locations, visit octranspo. com or prestocard.ca.
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While our Thursday, May 3rd meeting of the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee has likely already occurred as you read this, I will highlight the agenda as I usually do. Agenda items include: • South Nation Conservation Authority Board Appointment • Zoning By-Law Amendment: 4837 Albion Road • Zoning Amendment: Storefront Industry • Zoning Amendment: Live Music & Performance Venues • Omnibus Zoning Amendments • Site Alternation ByLaw Follow-Up The main item on this agenda is the zoning amendment for 4837 Albion Road. This application is several years in the making as it pertains
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Moss Dickinson Moss Dickinson was born in Denmark, Lewis Co. New York to Barnabus and Lydia Dickinson on June 1st 1822. His parents were descendants of the Pilgrim Fathers who landed in New England aboard the Mayflower. By 1827 the Dickinsons had moved to Cornwall, Ontario where Barnabus started a stage coach service carrying mail and passengers between Montreal and Kingston. For Moss’ tenth birthday his father took him to Kingston to see the opening of the Rideau Canal. He later married Elizabeth Trigge. By 1847 Moss had purchased a number of ships and barges to transport livestock, grain, logs, cheese, and passengers between
Ottawa and Kingston, servicing all the tiny villages that had sprung up along the route. In 1850 Dickinson’s fleet numbered 16 steamers and 60 barges. In late 1859 and early 1860, Dickinson and his partner Joseph Currier built the Mill in Manotick. The following year Moss’ wife Elizabeth died five months after the birth of daughter Elizabeth. From 1864 to 1866 Dickinson was the Mayor of Ottawa. In 1867 Dickinson built the fine old home, directly across from the Mill in Manotick. The building served as general store and the first post office in the new town, then in 1870 he moved his family into it to be closer to the milling business.
The year 1882 was a busy one in the Dickinson household. The Dickinson house was the campaign headquarters for the election of Sir John A. MacDonald. Moss was elected to represent the riding of Russel. Dickinson House The Dickinson house was again the headquarters for the election in 1887. Moss did not run in this election. By 1896 Moss’ health was failing and he was rarely seen around the Mill. His son George took over the Mill operations. On July 19th , 1897, Moss Kent Dickinson died in the house he had built in the town he had named. He is buried in Ottawa’s Beechwood Cemetery beside his wife Elizabeth.
PAUL’S PHARMACY Manotick’s only locally owned Pharmacy We are just across the bridge These cards accepted
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Be part of this campaign to support your neighbour
Donna Smith has been the backbone of the Manotick business community for 19 years By Margot Belanger It is an understatement to say that women form the backbone of small business in Manotick. Just count the number of women business owners and managers in the Village. Therefore, it is highly appropriate that, for 19 years, the individual who has nurtured the connectivity among the diverse businesses in Manotick has been a woman. Meet Donna Smith, Executive Director for the Manotick Business Improvement Area (BIA)! Donna came to Ottawa, fresh out of the Fashion and Merchandizing program at Franshawe College in London, Ontario, looking for career options. “What’s a risk, when you’re young and up for a challenge?” Her big break came when she was working for The Bay, and was selected for its Preparatory Management Program, which took her out of the retail side of things and into executive management. Ultimately, this lead to her being hired as the Mall Services Manager at Carlingwood Shopping Centre, where she was handed a challenging mandate: develop the common mall areas to generate revenue through planning special events and attracting the
right type of temporary vendors that would complement, not conflict with, permanent storefronts’ interests within the shopping complex, an established practice in Ottawa shopping malls today, but a ground-breaking concept at the time! Building relationships with business owners within a specific commercial community, always being mindful of their individual interests and concerns, with the ultimate goal of growing a specific retail image that enhances the retail experience for both owners and their clients? That pretty much sums up Donna Smith’s job description, then and now! The Manotick BIA was formed in 1997. Leading the charge were Gillian Organ and Beth Morris, the latter who had realized the value of engaging local businesses under one
umbrella organization through her experience with a BIA in Prescott. At the time, Donna was a stay-at-home mom, living in the Village and very active in volunteering in the community activities. She was urged to try out for the position of executive director for the BIA, and thought that the job would be perfect for her. And Donna has been perfect for the BIA! Her approach to her work: first, value the opinions of local business and really listen to their individual and collective concerns; second, work with those businesses to educate them on the possibilities for growth by working as a team. “I have grown with the businesses,” says Donna,” I’ve expanded my skill set, and so have they. We’ve stayed current with the latest marketing strategies,
especially understanding and taking advantage of social media tools.” It’s been all about consistently branding Manotick as a special rural retail environment with a traditional Main Street that sets it apart from any common urban shopping experience to be found in Greater Ottawa. Over the years, Manotick has evolved into a vibrant shopping destination, thanks in no small part to unique promotional events such as Women’s Day and a Taste of Manotick, that engage a wide spectrum of the Village’s retail, dining and service community. In fact, the Manotick BIA has more annual events than any of the 20 Ottawa BIAs. “I have learned to be flexible. I urge our BIA membership to not shy
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away from change, but to embrace it and use it to sustain our visibility in the marketplace.” When Donna thinks back to where her partnership with the Manotick business community started, and where it is now, she feels tremendous satisfaction. But she
Councillor | Rideau-Goulbourn
Thank you for shopping
Scott.Moffatt@Ottawa.ca | (613) 580-2491 RideauGoulbourn.ca | @RideauGoulbourn
Paul’s Pharmacy 990 River Road
(Across from Tim Hortons)
Transferring a prescription is easy to do
Monday-Friday: 9 am - 8 pm Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
isn’t content to rest on her laurels. Wait until you see what she and the BIA do next! This is the third installment in a series written by Margot Belanger called These Women Mean Business. The series is a prelude to the Chic Time in the ‘Tick event, May 4, 2018.
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Donna Smith joined Father and Merry Christmas for the annual Olde Fashioned Christmas in Manotick last December.
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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH
St. Mark honour roll student part of girls hockey city championship ‘four-peat’ Name: Hanna Rose MacNeil
School: St. Mark High by Phill Potter
Grade: 12 Parents: Duane Cathy MacNeil
Brother: Alexander (18), first year engineering at St FX University Sister: Calli (13), grade 8 at St. Mark High Favourite Subjects: “I thoroughly enjoy maths and science, particularly chemistry.” Accomplishments: “I can proudly say that I have been an Honour Roll student since seventh grade. I’m looking forward to receiving my Ath-
letic Letter. An Athletic Letter is awarded to student athletes who have played a high number of school sports throughout their high school career. My greatest school hockey accomplishment would definitely be winning the City Championship for four consecutive years, and having the opportunity to represent St. Mark at OFSAA. Being City Champs for all four of my high school years, is something I will look back on, and cherish for a long time.” Activities/Interests: “I have always enjoyed
sports and being active. Hockey has always been a large part of my life. I play for both my school team, and the Nepean Wildcats. Additionally, I enjoy snowboarding in the winter. I also play for my school’s Football Team and Badminton Team in the spring. My passion for sports has lead to my involvement in my school’s athletic council. This allows me to help spread my passion for athletics with the rest of the school. It is also my great pleasure to assist in running my school’s IMUM (I Matter, U Matter) Team. We are a group of grade 11 and 12 students who present to grade 9 classes, discussing mental health and illness. Our goal is to inform the younger students, and spread awareness about
breaking the stigma around mental well-being.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “As for sports, getting involved has given me the opportunity to meet many new people, and form lasting bonds with teammates that became much more than just a team, but a family. As for school activities, being involved has given me the chance to collaborate with a number of amazing, influential individuals. It allows me to make a difference in my school community and positively impact others. Career Goals: “I have yet to decide where I will be attending university in the fall to study health science.”
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Hanna Rose MacNeil said that being involved in sports helped her meet friends and fit in while at St. Mark.
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• Recycle and reuse program Free workshop Monday, May 14th 201810 Am to noon at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish 5338 Bank street (Across from little ray’s reptiles) Reservation by may 10th please Contact: Sandra Blais (613) 443-1453 Come join us to learn how to weave Milk bags into sleeping mats. • Manotick Branch Library - Thursday May 24th, 2018, 6:15 – 8:15 pm Protecting your Computer The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don’t let it be yours.
• June 2nd The Big Give Ottawa 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Giant Free Garage Sale in the parking lot of the church. Free coffee, tea, muffins and activities! Furniture, clothing, books, home decor and so much more. All free! To be held at Manotick Community Church 5492 South River Drive, Manotick • OTTAWA NEWCOMERS CLUB - nonprofit, social organization for women who have recently moved to this area; (and those who have experienced a significant life change), and would like to meet new people of similar interests by joining our many group activities. More information at: ottawanewcomersclub.ca or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org • Are you a proud parent of a military member? Join other parents of serving military members for a casual support group offering you tips and tools, support, information, and refreshments. Free bimonthly meetings are held Monday nights 6:30 - 8:30pm.
Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who make these events possible
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moffatt continues from page 14 The addition of 66 new outlets will make it easier for transit riders to make Presto transactions. They include 51 Shoppers Drug Mart, 12 Loblaws and three Real Canadian Superstore locations. When customers put funds on their Presto card at one of the retailer locations, the balance will be available immediately. First-time Community Pass and EquiPass customers must have their discounts set at one of the four OC Transpo Customer Service Centres. Once set, these customers can then load a monthly pass or funds at any of the locations across Ottawa or online. Transit customers will continue to be able to use the four OC Transpo Customer Service Centres, three ServiceOttawa
Client Service Centres, and ticket machines at Carling, Carleton, Mooney’s Bay, and Greenboro stations to purchase their Presto products. Presto cardholders are also able to load funds and check their balance online at prestocard.ca. Presto cards purchased at Shoppers, Loblaws and Superstore locations will have a new black design. However, whether cards are black or green, they will still function exactly the same way. For more information, please visit octranspo.com or prestocard.ca.
Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
The Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is now accepting applications for summer student positions. Please note that
these jobs are still pending approval, expected in mid to late April, under the Canada Summer Jobs program. To be eligible under the program, students must: • be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; • have been registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year; • intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year; be a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program; • be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee
Protection Act* and; • be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations The positions are: • Hotline and Administrative Assistant (two positions) • Construction and Facility Maintenance (two positions) • Volunteer Coordinator (one position) • Donor Relations and Communications Assistant (one position) • Event Coordinator (one position) To apply, send your resume; covering letter, including your availability and eligibility under the Canada Summer Jobs program; and two references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only complete applica-
tions will be accepted. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence
The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program supports and recognizes the dedication, hard work and innovation of local agri-food businesses and individuals who are adding value to existing products, helping create jobs and contributing to economic growth. Submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on May 25, 2018 to be eligible for a chance to win one of the following awards: • Premier’s Award - one $75,000 award available • Minister’s Award - one $50,000 award
available • Leaders in Innovation Award - three $25,000 awards available • Provincial award - 45 $5,000 awards available Program applications are reviewed by two independent panels consisting of agri-food industry representatives from across the province. Review the application checklist to ensure you have completed all steps correctly. For more information about the awards and the application process, please review the program guidebook. If you have any questions or would like a hard copy of the application form, please contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877424-1300 or email@example.com.
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types of tumors. In children, dental X-rays are used to watch for decay, determine if there is enough space in the mouth to fit all DR. CHEVREUL incoming teeth, determine if primary HARRIS teeth are being lost quickly DR. KAREN FUNG-HARRIS enough to allow permanent teeth to come in properly, check for the AND ASSOCIATES development of wisdom teeth and identify if the teeth are impacted (unable to emerge through the gums).
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Meet your neighbours at the MVCA Annual General Meeting May 29
Task Force on Revitalization of the Village Core
The Task Force, made up of representatives from Manotick Community Groups, Manotick BIA and volunteer residents, continues to hear representations from local business people and residents on addressing some of the key issues in the Village Core. Discussion groups are being held this month to gather input from local residents on their shopping patterns, what types of businesses and services they would like to see
in the Village and ideas on how to attract customers to the Core. The Task Force, with key input from the Manotick Business Improvement Area (MBIA,) has submitted a funding request to the City for Main Street Revitalization funds to address some of the concerns we have received to date. If approved, the funds will be used to provide better signage directing customers to the Core and to businesses located on the streets branching off Main Street. The request also includes funds for an upgrade to the gateway gardens at Bridge and Main as well as more benches, planters and new waste receptacles. We have also started the process of working with the Downtown Revitalization group in the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on developing an overall plan that will be presented to the community for feedback. As reported in a previous column, the Task Force is focussing on three priorities: economic development, liveability and branding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at president@manotickvca. org
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Registration is now open for this community-wide garage sale. The Manotick Village and Community Association is sponsoring the sale to
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raise funds for the Youth of Manotick Association (YOMA) on Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have things you want to sell, you can register your location on the MVCA website at www.manotickvca.org before June 1 and we will post a list along with a map in the days leading up the sale. Buyers can also go to the Carleton Golf and Yacht Club Homeowners yard sale being held on the same day. The MVCA web site also features some helpful tips for those hosting a garage sale for the first time. If you don’t have enough stuff for a sale of your own, feel free to drop your items off at a community table and the proceeds will be given to YOMA. Questions? Contact info@manotickvca. org
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Wanted, soccer players 50+ to play on a new Masters Division team, drawing from the Manotick/ Osgoode/Barrhaven area. Games will be played on Friday evenings in the Ottawa area, from late May to the end of August. Registration with Ottawa South United is required. If interested, please contact Bob Van Tongerloo at 613-6922086 or at bob.vt@hotmail. com
Manotick Health and Wellness Day, May 5, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This is day one of a weekend of wellness activities including the Manotick Miler. Free information sessions, along with a light lunch, will be presented at the Manotick Legion on a variety of topics. Sessions are being offered by local health professionals. A free blood pressure clinic is offered as well. Manotick Miler, May 6, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sign up for either the 10/5miler, 3miler or 1miler runs which start at 9 a.m. on Main and Mill Streets. Proceeds from the races will go to Ottawa Heart Institute or Roger Neilson House. A Big Rig Tailgate party will be held for participants in the Mill Street Parkette from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please note there will be street closures that morning. For full details on the route, visit www.manotickmiler.com
Personal Emergency Preparedness Workshop, May 9, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The City of Ottawa is offering this free workshop at the Manotick Arena. Learn essential information on how to be prepared for emergencies or natural disasters. Register at 613-5802424 ext. 30235. Duelling Pianos in Concert, May 11, 8 p.m. Tyler Kealey & David Kalil (piano, vocals) and
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Manotick Musicale, Mamma Mia!, May 5, 7 p.m.
This tribute to the musical features Manotick Brass and The Village Singers at Manotick United Church. Tickets are $25 each and are available at ROSSS offices on Mill St., Manotick Office Pro or at www.rosss.ca
Miller’s Oven Benefit Concert, May 12, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Voices In Harmony choral group will perform at St. James Anglican Church 1138 Bridge St. Manotick in this fundraiser for the Miller’s Oven. The repertoire consists of familiar pop, folk, jazz, Broadway and show music from the 1930’s to the present. Tickets $15 (incl. light refreshments) are available at Manotick Office Pro 613-692- 3269 or Miller’s Oven 613- 692- 4304 or at the door.
Spring Craft Market, May 18 and 19
This annual market will kick off the summer season at Watson’s Mill. It runs from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 – 5 p.m. on Saturday. It will also feature a “Meadows and Measures” exhibit. More
details at www.watsonsmill.com
Manotick Hockey Charity Golf Tournament, May 25, 1 p.m.
Register your foursome for this fundraiser for Rural Ottawa South Support Services. The tournament will be held at Manderley on the Green. The cost is $90 per person which includes golf, cart, buffet dinner, donation to ROSSS and prizes. Register at https://manderleyon-the-green.golfems2. com/event/2018-manotick-hockey-fundraisergolf-tournament-rosss
Family Story Time, Saturday and Tuesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Songs, stories and rhymes for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This free event is being offered by the Manotick Public Library. YOMA – Friday Night Drop In, 7-9:30 p.m. For youth age 12-17. For more information, visit yoma.ca, email us at youth.of.manotick@ gmail.com or call us at 613-296-1202 Follow us on Twitter @ manotickvca and Facebook Got an event happening in Manotick? Let me know and I’ll include in an upcoming newsletter, please contact me at president@manotickvca. org
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Record turnout of paddlers for 47th annual Jock River Race By Messenger Staff It was a record year for the Jock River Race. The 47th annual race featured 135 boats with approximately 225 people taking part. “It’s a fun family event, said Jock River Race Director Gaetan Plourde. “We had men, women, some families with kids, and we even had a few dogs in the boats this year.” The boats ranged from carbon fibre racing canoes for the competitive racers to backyard canoes for the family classes. Two racers fell into
the water at the start of the race but were quickly rescued from any danger. “It happens almost every year,” said Plourde. “We had a stand-up paddle board and we had a kayaker that fell in. I didn’t actually see what happened, but I do know they got to shore okay to warm up.” Plourde said that the temperature of the water at race time was three degrees Celsius. “It was a nice warm day because the sun was out, but the wind was a little bit chilly,” said Plourde. “But Mother Nature was nice to us compared to what we
had a couple of weeks ago, but people have to remember that it’s cold out there, especially if you fall in.” The race had been delayed for two weekends because of the late winter weather and icy conditions on the Jock in early April. “It’s been a slow melt,” said Plourde. “It’s always difficult to tell when we are going to have the race but this year was kind of a late one. In one way, it gives us warmer weather on the race day, but it’s difficult to predict. We’re just happy that we were lucky with good weather this year.” Paddlers Mike and Colin Black both duck under the limbs of a low-hanging tree along the Jock River shore near Richmond during the Jock River Race The 47th annual race was delayed two weeks due to unseasonably cold temperatures which affected the water levels. Mike Carroccetto photos
Don Marrin and Richard Martin canoe through rapids on Jock River in Richmond during the 47th annual Jock River Race on Saturday, April 21.
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Goode Run to take place May 12 The Osgoode Youth Association’s annual ‘Goode Run will be held May 12 in Osgoode. The race is the biggest fundraiser
Cup runneth over! Defenceman Bailey Brant (right), of the Ottawa Junior Senators jubilantly lifts the Art Bogart Cup over his head as he and his teammates celebrate winning the CCHL championship after a 5-4 win over Carleton Place Canadians on April 21. Both teams will meet again during round robin action at the Fred Page Cup Friday, May 4. All games during the Fred Page Cup tournament are being played at the Jim Durrell Arena. Brant, now 19, hails from Greely and is a former Upper Canada Cyclones bantam player. Mike Carroccetto photo
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