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r0binson continues from page 1 His father worked with Loblaw to start the Your Independent Grocer brand. His Merivale Road store was the first of its kind in Canada. The brand grew nationally, and many of the early Ottawa-area Your Independent Grocers were former Steinberg stores. Robinson worked in the family business, and jumped at the opportunity to purchase the Manotick store when it became available. It originally opened as a Loeb in 1988. “It was a chance to get out of the city and to come home,” Robinson said. “I knew a lot of the families in the community who were now customers. I liked how the store became a community within the community. People come here to shop, but they come here and socialize. People are always running into neighbors and people they know. It creates a great atmosphere for everyone. It’s like a community coffee shop.” Robinson not only became a business leader in the community, but he also became a champion for local initiatives.

Over the last 18 years, Robinson is directly responsible for more than three quarters of a million dollars in fundraising initiatives in the community. He has been recognized numerous times for his contributions and generosity. His philanthropy and his

various local initiatives, and has been an active supporter of many local charities. On behalf of Loblaw and National Grocers, we wish Jamie all the best in his future endeavors.” Robinson has always stressed the message of the importance of

“I am going to miss the people more than anything” success in the industry were cited by Loblaw in their announcement of the purchase. “Over the year, Jamie has received multiple and varied awards of recognition from the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, including recognition in 2010 for the family’s history of being in business for 75 consecutive years,” said Loblaw Sr. Director Lou Volpini and District Manager Pam Smith in a joint announcement. “He has been recognized by the City of Ottawa and Rideau Chamber of Commerce for his support of

“shopping locally.” He said that this message has to be shared with the community. Local support, he says, is what has made him and his family endure such a long career in the grocery business. “Local businesses provide jobs and services,” Robinson said. “I always tried to help out with donations to a number of community initiatives and projects. But if people don’t support local businesses, things like that aren’t possible. I always saw donations and sponsorships as opportunities to give back to the com-

munity that has been so good to me.” Robinson said there are a number of things he will miss about the store. “I am going to miss the people more than anything,” he said. “I would see everyone. I would always find out what was going on and stay connected. I will miss the customers, and I will miss the staff.” Robinson said the staff members hold a special place in his heart. His most rewarding moments over the last 18 years have been about the people who have worked at the store. “I think the most rewarding thing is when you see people who used to work for you, and they come back,” he said. “They want to stop by and say hi, and they are in university, or maybe they are on their way to becoming doctors or business people or leaders in their own communities. It’s really nice to see how fondly they remember their time here. It’s also rewarding to see that we had an influence on them in a positive way. “I am also very thankful for the loyalty of our

staff members and customers over the years. I haven’t yet decided exactly what I am going to do yet, but the

people who worked here and shopped here made the last 18 years a great experience filled with some great memories.”

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Zoning bylaw for building on Main St. to be discussed at ARAC

The next Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee meeting is coming up on October 4th. The agenda for that meeting will not be available for another week but there are a few items that are tentatively set for that agenda. The items include a report on Coach Houses, a report on the City of Ottawa’s Boundary Road Agreements with our neighbouring municipalities, and the zoning bylaw amendment for the Regional project at 5721, 5731, 5741 Manotick Main

Street. Please visit our website to sign up for our e-Newsletter to receive more information on our upcoming ARAC meeting. The newsletter will include the full agenda and links to the reports.

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update existing mapping in some areas and new mapping in others. Both Rideau River studies look at identifying two main types of hazards along these stretches of the watercourse: flooding and slope stability. The goal of this mapping is to help ensure

that sound planning decisions are made – keeping people and property safe. Accurate engineered hazard mapping is the foundation of effective floodplain and resource management. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the open house and/or provide comments on the mapping. Conservation Authority staff welcome historical records of past flood events, news clippings, photographs and even anecdotal stories to help confirm the reasonable-

ness of calculations and resulting hazard mapping. For those unable to attend the open house, mapping can also be seen online at www. rvca.ca and comments sent to Ferdous Ahmed, RVCA Senior Water Resources Engineer at Ferdous.Ahmed@rvca.ca.

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15. This is a great opportunity for families and friends to work together on community cleanup projects that help make our village clean, green, graffiti-free and litterfree. Cleaning the village is also an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours. Registration is quick and easy! Go to ottawa.ca/clean, or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613580-2401) to register for the cleanup and have a chance to win prizes.

and/or provide comments on the mapping. Conservation Authority staff welcome historical records of past flood events, news clippings, photographs and even anecdotal stories to help confirm the reasonableness of calculations and resulting hazard mapping. For those unable to attend the open house, mapping can also be seen online at www. rvca.ca and comments sent to Ferdous Ahmed, RVCA Senior Water Resources Engineer at: Ferdous.Ahmed@rvca.ca.

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Tree Program

If you are a private owner of at least one acre of land, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is reaching out to help you plant trees on your property. If residents are willing to accept a minimum of 500 trees, the program will do the planting on your property for only 15 cents a tree. The RVCA also ensures success through post-planting visits and


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Rideau Valley Conservation centre, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has completed two hazard mapping studies for the Rideau River: Hogs Back to Kars and Kars to Burritts Rapids. These studies update existing mapping in some areas and new mapping in others to identify the potential for flooding and slope stability. The goal of this mapping is to help ensure that sound planning decisions are made – keeping people and property safe. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the open house

follow-up operations. environment. Trees If you are interested in are vital for a healthy reforesting your prop- and sustainable future. erty, the RVCA encour- To get more informaages you to contact tion or book a visit you them soon in order to can call Scott Danford, organize planting for RVCA Forestry Program Spring 2018. This is one Manager, at (613) 692of the most practical 3571 or 1-800-387-5304 Merkley ways to take care of ourAgxTire 1175.bc voice continues on page 11 watershed and wider

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Interested in having a say in the City’s 2018 budget? There are multiple ways to provide input. Councillors Scott Moffatt and George Darouze will be hosting a pre-budget consultation session on October 3 at Emerald Links Golf Course from 6 – 8 p.m. The session will give ward residents the opportunity to provide comments on spending and suggest priorities for 2018. If you cannot attend this session, you can use the Citizen Budget tool to provide feedback on City services, and to understand how property tax dollars are spent. You can also offer budget input by sending an email directly to budget@ottawa.ca , by contacting their City Councillor or by tweeting @ottawacity using the hashtag #ottbudget. The City has made background information and budget resource materials available at ottawa.ca to help residents prepare for these sessions. Feedback and results from the Pre-Budget Consultations will be provided to Council until the draft budget is tabled on November 8, 2017.

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Protestors crossed the line in aftermath of devastating fire Some called it tasteless. Others called it disgusting and pathetic. Simply put, the actions of protestors in the aftermath of the tragic fire that destroyed Peter Ruiter’s dairy farm on Prince of Wales Drive last week was in poor taste. Three barns and 80 Holstein dairy cows were destroyed in the blaze that had an estimated million dollars in losses. While the tragedy was life altering and devastating for Ruiter, who is one of Eastern Ontario’s leading advocates for the rights of farmers, it was even worse emotionally. There he stood, watching the fire, knowing that inside, the animals he loved were perishing. The only thing he could do was watch, and fight the tears from trickling down his face. Peter Ruiter told us a couple of months ago that he knew each one of his 98 cows. He knew them by name. He knew their traits and personalities. He loved them. He took care of them. They were his life. After the fire, he went to look at the wreckage. He saw two of his purebred Holsteins. Sequel was lying there, dead. Gummy was beside her. Ruiter couldn’t look any further. He couldn’t take it. Yet, somehow, a group of heartless protestors thought it would be appropriate to show up in front of his farm and protest on Saturday. They called it a vigil. They held signs. “Honk to show compassion for animals.” “Not your mom, not your milk.” Sure, animal rights protestors can bring attention to certain things that need to be addressed. They can protest in front of circuses and zoos if the rights of the animals are being violated. They can protest at Marineland. They even showed up and protested at Baconpalooza at the Experimental Farm, where they were met with comments like, “If God didn’t want us to eat pigs, he wouldn’t have made them out of bacon.” But to protest Peter Ruiter at his farm when he is mourning the loss of 80 animals that he loved was just plain awful. Ruiter commented on the protest in the Ottawa Sun. “My cows are my life and some of the comments I’ve heard … The day they lose a loved one that they care about and then have someone criticize you after you’ve looked after them their whole life, it’s wrong.” Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod was a little more blunt in her response to the protestors in the Sun. “I couldn’t think of a more disgusting thing to do to a man who loves his cattle and watched in horror as they perished. I was angry about that. To me, that crossed the line.” A Go Fund Me page has started to help raise funds for Ruiter to rebuild his farm. Within a week, more than $45,000 was raised. The goal is $150,000. To make a donation, visit https:// www.gofundme.com/ruiter-family-barn-fire-recovery.



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Eighty cows and three barns lost in Prince of Wales farm fire By Jeff Morris and Charlie Senack Special to the Messenger Peter Ruiter could only stand there and watch. Eighty purebred Holstein dairy cows are dead after a fire broke out on the Black Rapids farm at 2600 Prince of Wales Dr. just north of Fallowfield Road Fri., Sept. 8. “The 911 call started at 1:02 (in the) afternoon and there was a large number of calls,” said fire spokeswoman Danielle Cardinal. “The working fire was declared before crews arrived on scene.” Three barns were destroyed on the property, including one that was 125-years-old. The fire left at least $1 Million in damages, and one of the barns also held most of the farming equipment. The family was able to go back and retrieve a tractor as well as the family’s vehicle. The fire was hard to beat primarily because there were no fire hydrants in the area. Cardinal said firetrucks had to come in from nearby areas and had to start a water shuttle system. “We had to set up a water shuttle system

bringing in (fire trucks) from the rural area such as station 94 in Manotick, 41 in Kanata as well as higher up in South Ottawa,” said Cardinal. Ruiter had been working in one of the barns until about 12:30 p.m. before heading into his house. A motorist driving by the farm on Prince of Wales Drive saw the flames and alerted Ruiter. Their house was untouched by the fire because of the direction the wind was blowing. Ottawa Fire is crediting the family for getting out safely and not returning to try and save some of the cattle. “(We) want to commend the owner for getting out safely rather than putting himself in harm’s way,” said Cardinal. The farm belongs to the Ruiter Family, a wellknown farming family in the community. Ruiter also serves as the Chair of the Ontario Milk Marketing Board. He is actively involved in the Mayor’s Rural Expo and Food Aid Day. A former Carleton Ravens basketball player, he is also involved with the milk marketing board’s sponsorship of USports basketball events. “Peter is a community

leader and what happened is devastating,” said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson in Barrhaven Saturday morning. “It’s a tragedy.” Councillor Jan Harder echoed Watson’s sentiments. “It’s a terrible thing that happened, and the hearts of all of us in the community go out to him,” said Harder. “I can’t imagine how awful it was for him to not be able to go in and save those animals. It’s heartbreaking in so many ways.” Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre has worked with Ruiter on several events and issues through the years. Ruiter has been actively speaking up for Canadian diary farmers after US President Donald Trump criticized the Canadian supply management system in the recent NAFTA negotiations. Ruiter has always been known for his kindness to his animals. He talked about his cows at the Rural Expo and Celebrity Cow Milking contest in June, commenting that each cow has a name and a personality. He had a strong emotional bond with all of them. The 18 cows that survived were his “dry cows.”

A firefighter walks in front of the Ruiter dairy farm, which lost three barns and 80 head of cattle in a raging fire at 2600 Prince of Wales Dr., Friday, September 8. Smoke could be seen for kilometres around. Water had to be trucked in from Manotick, as there are no hydrants in the area. Damages were estimated at over $1M, including the cattle, farming equipment, much of it located in the three barns which were destroyed. Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto

They are the cows that are off the milking cycle. Ruiter said that he is often asked by people passing by how he gets the cows across Prince of Wales to the field along the Rideau River. “I always wish I had a better answer for people when they ask me about the cows crossing the road,” he said. “We take them across by truck, three at a time. There are 36 cows over there right now.” Ruiter’s parents came to Canada from the Netherlands in 1958. His father began to work on a farm, and eventually saved enough money for his

own farm. The situation at Black Rapids is unique. The land was originally leased for a farm operation by his father from the National Capital Commission in 1962. The land is still owned by the NCC, while Ruiter owns the farm business, having bought it from his father in 1992. “At that time, there were 1,500 dairy farms in Carleton,” Ruiter said. “Now, there are 70. Most of the ones that stayed got bigger. Technology has helped us. We can produce five times the amount of milk with the same number of cows as we could then.”

Whether Ruiter remains one of the 70 dairy farms is something he is still trying to decide. The incident is too fresh for him to make that decision. The Holsteins are insured, and some of the 18 surviving cows are pregnant. The barn and the milking equipment were partially insured. The cause of the fire is still undetermined, and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in. It is unclear if the family will rebuild of not. The farm is on NCC property, and that will impact their decision.


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ITR to present world premiere of Canadian play IMPROVEMENT chael Grant as a female version of his original Shorthanded, which received the Playwright’s Guild of Canada New Comedy Award. Michael’s other comedies - Hamish, Bare Bear Bones, Shorthanded and Suburban Standoff - have had many successful productions across Canada. He lives in Elmira with his wife Sherry, their three children and one 4-legged kid, Norm – whom he swears is not named after that “other” Canadian playwright who inspires him, Norm Foster. ITR has special treats in store for our audience this fall. There will be a message from a famous Canadian hockey player, cameo appearances by well-known local personalities and, on the first weekend, the author has graciously agreed to host informal Q&A sessions after the show for those who wish to stay. Tickets are on sale now at http://itrtheatre.com/tickets. html or by phone at 613-8001165. Evening performances on October 20th and 27th begin at 7:30, with doors and bar opening at 7:00. Dinner shows, with a truly spectacular buffet meal, are on October 21st and 28th at 6:00, with doors and bar opening at 5:30. The October 29th matinée is at

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Manotick United Church: Interested in a fun, interactive session of dance, laughter & music? Join the Ever Hopeful Stringband and caller Pippa Hall for a family-friendly, alcoholfree evening of community dancing, including circles, squares and contras. Each dance is taught and the whole family is invited. The evening begins with simple dances, followed by dances that build on skills as the evening progresses.

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Mike Weir golfs in Manotick for Champions Fore CHEO event September 10 and 11 were two very exciting days at the Rideau View Golf Club in Manotick with Canadian golfer Mike Weir in town. The Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids was held at the course in an effort to raise funds for CHEO’s most vulnerable patients. Last night at 8 p.m. the CHEO Foundation was presented with a cheque for $400,000 to purchase a neonatal transport incubator. The event kicked off on Sunday morning with a junior tournament. Over 80 junior golfers had a great day of golf followed by a meet and greet with 2003 Masters Champion, Mike Weir. On Monday, Mike Weir hosted a golf clinic for participants in the adult tournament. It was a relaxed environment as he provided tips on warm ups, training and how he prepares for a big game. Ron Jackson, President of Rideau View Golf Club was extremely proud of the efforts by volunteers, participants and staff at the club. “We were honoured to host The Mike Weir Golf Drive for Kids. To see how so many people came together for such an important cause is something I will remember forever. We are so grateful to all of the sponsors and to all who made a donation.” The Mike Weir Foundation has a mission to be golf’s premiere fundraising initiative to support children’s health and to raise $10M for children’s hospitals across Canada. This tournament has helped Mike in his mission. “The neonatal transport incubator is a vital piece of equipment needed to trans-

Dan Kelly (left), an accountant who grew up on Rideau Valley Drive across the road from the golf course, poses with Masters winner Mike Weir during the 11th annual Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids in support of CHEO at Rideauview Golf Club last Monday (Sept. 11). Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto

fer CHEO’s tiniest patients,” said Kevin Keohane, CHEO Foundation President and CEO. “Each year over 500 babies are transferred to CHEO in one these units. Our equipment is getting old so the need to replace one is critical. On behalf of all the staff at CHEO I want to thank Mike Weir, our sponsors, participants and the Robinson Family for sharing their CHEO story. It is not overstating it when I say that you are helping to save lives.” Matt and Dayna

Robinson and their children were happy to lend their story to this worthy cause. Matt and Dayna welcomed their twin girls into the world on April 7, 2006 at only 28 weeks gestation. Kristina was born weighing just 2 lb 15 ounces while Kathryn weighed 1 lb 15 ounces. Of the twins, Kathryn needed urgent care at CHEO which included multiple intestinal and eye surgeries. After being diagnosed severely to profoundly deaf, Kathryn underwent two cochlear implant surgeries which

now allow her to hear. Today, both girls are active and vivacious eleven year olds. On Monday morning, Mike Weir had the pleasure of touring CHEO and meeting the Robinson family. “As a father, I am thankful my children are healthy,” he said. “Being able to be a part of this tournament every year, that gives back to children across Canada, is very dear to me.” This year marks the 11th annual Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for kids. The Mike Weir

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Thanksgiving reminds us all that we are more blessed than many If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who won’t survive the week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 20 million people around the world. If you attend a religious gathering without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than almost three bil-

top 10% of the world’s wealthy. If your parents are still married and alive, you are very rare, especially in North America. If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can but many don’t. If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or

even touch them on the shoulder you are blessed because your touch may be a healing touch. If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read anything at all. How do you feel after reading this? Grateful, I hope. Such a feeling is a great way to head into life this fall with Thanksgiving and all the events that are ahead as we wonder what new opportunities may be in store for us.



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Former OSU provincial champion an Honour Roll student at St. Mark Name: Jordyn Langs Age: 17



School: St. Mark High Grade: 12 Parents: Terry & Joanne Langs Sister: Sarah (19), attends St. Lawrence College in Kingston Pet Peeve: “Nails on a chalk board.” Part-time Work: Burgers & Shakes Manotick Favourite Subjects: Chemistry and Business What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I enjoy reading a range of book genres, from action and adventure to autobiographies.” Who are your favourite authors? “Some of my favourite authors include Cassandra Clare and John Green.” Accomplishments: “I’m really proud of the fact that I have been able to do well in school in maintaining

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my grades, along with even being a recipient of the Native Arts, Physical education, and Business Awards at my school. Being on the Honour Roll since the beginning of intermediary school has also been an accomplishment of mine, because it was able to show my hard work paying off! Aside from school, I was also part of the winning team, Ottawa South United Force Black, to capture the Ontario Cup title back in 2013. This was a really proud moment for me, along with my teammates, since we were the first ever female team from Ottawa to win this provincial tournament. I believe this really helped us as a team to continue our success in the Ontario Youth Soccer League, where we’ve been able to compete with the top teams of our age in the province.”

Why did you get involved in what you do? “As for the sports, I’ve always loved them, and as I got older, they were a good way to continue staying active and live a healthy lifestyle. So they were the perfect fit. Sports were also a way for me to get my mind off school. Ultimately, this helped me focus even more when I would get home to do homework,

St. Mark student Jordyn Langs was a member of the 2013 OSU Force soccer team that won the provincial championship. Messenger photo by Phill Potter

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(across from Tim Hortons) 613-692-0015

Transferring a prescription is easy to do These cards accepted

Activities/Interests: “I like to participate in many sports – if given the opportunity. Some of my favourites include soccer, volleyball and ultimate frisbee. I really like the atmosphere they create. It’s competitive, but fun at the same time, because I’m surrounded by my friends! Books are also another interest of mine, and have been since I was a young age. Most times, I would be so intrigued by a certain story, that I wouldn’t do anything productive until finishing it. In my spare time, I like to hang out with my friends, or even look into volunteering my time at an event in the community or the city.”

Monday-Friday: 9am-8pm Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: 10am-4pm www.pharmasave.com

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North Gower (right at the lights) Monday-Friday 7:30 am-5:30 pm; Saturday 7:30 am-1:00 pm


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• Thursday Fun Night for adults and children. An optional supper at 5:45 pm. Indoor soccer/ games, crafts, or nursery for ages 0-11. Parenting course, Alpha course, or Growing in Faith/Hearing God course for adults, 6:30 - 7:30 pm beginning September 28th. To try it out contact, discipleship@trinitybiblechurch.ca • Manotick Community Dance (live Celtic music) 7-9:30 pm Friday, September 29, 2017 Place: Manotick United Church • How to Protect our Children and Youth from Drugs Thursday, October 19th, 6 – 7:30 pm. Adults and youth are invited to attend free of charge at Trinity Bible Church, 4101 Stagecoach Rd., K0A 2W0 A fun children’s program for ages 0-11 will take place at the same time. • 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. • 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 • Dickinson House in Manotick open for the season. Visitors are welcome to come and get a glimpse of how life was lived over the past

150 years. This year’s special exhibit is entitled “A Walk Through the Decades”. As always, admission is free , and donations are welcome. • Register now for September 2017! The Manotick Co-operative Nursery School offers half-day morning OR afternoon programs for 2 – 4 year olds. We offer a play-based curriculum of preschool activities including circle time, creative art, dramatic play, and pre-math activities all in a nurturing environment. Please visit our website ( www.manoticknurseryschool. com ) or call 613-692-2188 for further details. • 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. • Thursday Evening Euchre in Barhaven all ages; We meet every Thursday evening 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Field House on Stoneway Cres In Barrhaven. Call Myrna, cell 613-797-9442 or email myrnaj@rogers.com for details. • Manotick Community Church (5492 South River Drive. Alpha series of talks with Nicky Gumbel this fall starting Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 pm.. Everyone is welcome, but Alpha is designed specifically for people who would not describe themselves as Christians or churchgoers.The evening starts at 6:30 pm with a free meal followed by a 30 minute video and then discussion time.

Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who make these events possible

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The TasTe


was awesoMe

ManoTick This year!

It was fantastic to see so many people attend this event and have such a great time! People were busy tasting the food, dancing and listening to the live music, looking at some amazing cars and watching demonstrations and passing through a circus! The Taste of Manotick could not have been possible without 100% support from all our businesses. This year set a record for the participation of our local merchants. From Manotick Main Street to the Manotick Mews, our businesses did an absolutely fantastic! For this, I would like to thank all our businesses for a job well done! The participation, the excitement and the effort put forth was overwhelming! The organization for this event took place months prior to the actual event. There was a Taste of Manotick Committee which needs to be greatly acknowledged. I would like to Thank Dot Janz (Black Dog Bistro) for agreeing to chair this event for the second year in a row! As we all know, Dot has a flare for doing something different, as is her signature. This difference in organization was bang on! Bravo to a well-executed event! I would also like to Thank Dot’s Committee members as well for all their work to make this even a huge success; Ashley Wright (Ashley’s Hair Design), Michelle VandenBosch (Rebelpetal Floral Design Studio), Margot Belanger, Nancy Tapping (Maritime Travel), Jennifer Holmes (CIBC) and our very own, our Executive Director of the Manotick BIA, Donna Smith

I would like to Thank our businesses that agreed to be interviewed on CTV morning Live to start the Taste of Manotick; The Black Dog Bistro(KJ), Splash Pools( Jeff), The Fitness Lab( Adam) and Allure Hair Design and Spa ( Paula and Sabrina). I know it was very early in the morning, so thank you! Many hands Make light work. a huge thank you to all our volunteers and businesses that helped facilitate the event. The following were the businesses which helped us: Hair Ink, Manotick’s Garage, Leimerk, Tomlinson, Manotick Firefighters, Chiromax of Manotick and Splash pools and Spa. The Fabulous Manotick Kiwanis: Gary Coulombe, Ralph Tweedie, Nick Morabito. The following volunteers were also greatly appreciated as well; Jack Johnson, Sam Bowlby, Ethan Vanden Bosch, Wendy Eberwein and Margot Belanger.

We have just started planning our next event, Women’s day. i Cannot Wait to see you there! Dr. Salima Ismail, Chiromax of Manotick Chair, Manotick BIA

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We: Jamie, Shelley, Joey, Olivia and Georgia Robinson want to take this opportunity to both thank and acknowledge “all� of our customers who have been fiercely loyal to the Robinson Name over the years. It is with a sad heart that I will be leaving the Industry effective October 1st. again my sincere thanks and gratitude

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