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Camby Zhu, left, and Dominika Liu, right, took on Gloucester-South Nepean Councillor Michael Qaqish in a sack race during the Riverside South Community Association Fun Day held Sat., Sept. 16 at Claudette Cain Park. For more on the event, see page 8. Packet photo by Jeff Morris
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Address: Osgoode School: Osgoode Township High Grade: Graduated this past June Parents: Karen and Warren Fishwick Brothers: Cam Fishwick (twin – also graduated this past June at OTHS); Greg (24) – Electrician, living in Mississauga Sisters: Kate (24), registered massage therapist living in Ottawa; Jessica (27), server, living in Vancouver. Greg and Kate are also twins. Pets: Hershey, chocolate lab; Blackie, large black cat. Pet Peeve: “When girls don’t tie their hair up for sports.” Part-time Work: “Cashier and clerk at the Metcalfe Variety Store (Metcalfe); paid summer Ringette Instructor with Nepean Ringette Association.” Favourite Subjects: Chemistry, Bio, Fitness What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I enjoy reading fiction and mystery novels. I love the Harry Potter series, as well as the Divergent series. Recently, I’ve read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, and really liked them both. I also like to read any novel by Nicholas Sparks.” Who are your favourite authors? “J.K Rowling, John Grisham and Nicholas Sparks.” Accomplishments: “In both years (Grade 11 and
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12) at OTHS I’ve maintained a 90% average, and last year I received the Silver Medal for that average. I also received the subject award for Healthy Active Living Education (Gym) last year in grade 11 for the highest mark in the course. I’ve been on the Honour Roll (80% or above average) every year of high school. In my first two years of high school I completed the pre-International Baccalaureate (I.B.) program for enriched academics at Colonel By Secondary School, but decided to move to my local school (OTHS) in grade 11. While at Colonel By, I won the award for Top Junior Female Athlete of the Year in Grade 10. At graduation I received two subject awards for University Biology and Exercise Science, as well as the Principal’s Shield Award. This is awarded to a student with the qualities of integrity, trustworthiness, comradeship and the capacity to achieve. I was also an Ontario Scholar and Silver Medalist for my 91% average. Throughout high school, I’ve managed to play on at least 3 school sports teams every year, in the fall, winter, and spring seasons, while maintaining a steady average. I was also team captain for the school Rugby Team for the past 2 years. Last year (2016), while playing competitive ringette for Nepean (which is my primary sport), I had the chance to compete at the Canadian Ringette Championships in London, Ontario. Representing Nepean, my team was able to place 4th in the country. I was the top defensive scorer in the tournament for my level. For
the past 3 years, I’ve been selected to be a Leader at the annual Ontario Ringette Association Leadership Camp at Rideau Hill Camp.”
on trips to Australia, the Caribbean, and Western and Eastern Canada with my family. As I get older, I hope to travel more to places such as Europe and South Africa. While Activities/Interests: on summer vacation, dur“I love to maintain an ing university, or after I’m active lifestyle, including done, I hope to live out many outdoor activities west in Alberta and BC for and sports. For pleasure, I a couple months to a year, enjoy snowboarding, cross to work on a ski hill there.” country skiing, hiking, caWhy did you get innoe camping and running. volved in what you do? While in school, I try and “I’ve gotten so involved play on as many sports in things such as sports teams as I can. Throughout and volunteering, because high school I have compet- I believe being active is ed in touch football, rugby important. I’ve made such 7s and 15s, volleyball, incredible friends and basketball, track and field learned important life and hockey, – playing at skills while playing sports. least 3 sports every school They help me to stay well year. rounded as a person. To Out of all of the school me, sports are an escape sports I play, learning how from my life, and I find to play rugby has been my myself looking forward to favourite. It was a com- stepping onto the ice or pletely new sport to me, the field with my friends. and I had no idea of the Life is all about balance rules, or how to play before and staying active, and high school. I decided to keeping busy outside of start playing in Grade 11, school keeps me focused and after quickly catching on my school work, and on to the game, I became has forced me to develop team captain that year. time-management skills. This past year, I played Giving back to my sport both 7s and 15s rugby through coaching and as the scrum-half. I love volunteering is important the physical aspect of the to me, because I’ve been game in the tackling, and so lucky to have so many the friendships I’ve made good coaches over the while playing.With Vera Mitchell_Ad years, I’m8:47 trying do 1 copyand 5/3/17 AM to Page Outside of school, my that for someone else.” main sport is ringette. I Career Goals: “This fall, started playing for Nepean I’m enrolled in the BachRingette Association at the elor of Science program age of 5, and have played at Queen’s University for on competitive teams at full-time studies. I plan on the highest level from age majoring or specializing 9 to 18. I also give back to the sport as a coach and volunteer, and this past season I was an assistant coach with the Metcalfe District Ringette Association’s U14 A team. I love country music and attended many local country concerts and Bluesfest. I attend Trinity Bible Church of Osgoode with my family, and I serve there as a Projectionist for Sunday services. I enjoy traveling, and have been
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The PacketNews OWBA gives Osgoode Ward business owners a voice at the table
By Packet Staff The business community in Osgoode has a voice. More than 100 business owners were in attendance as the Osgoode Ward Business Association held their Annual General Meeting at Rideau Carleton Raceway Thurs., Sept. 21. “Primarily, we are here to promote Osgoode Ward businesses, but we do much more than that,” said OWBA President Gino Milito. The OWBA was founded by Jane DiRaimo and Gerrie Kautz. The concept behind the OWBA was to form an umbrella business organization within the Ward included having a link between home based, agricultural and industrial businesses to promote business development and have a strong voice at three levels of government. Networking is important for growth, and the association encompasses Os-
goode, Metcalfe, Greely, Vernon, Kenmore and Manotick East as well as the surrounding areas. Milito said the association can be more powerful when marketed together under one, all encompassing organization. When the group formed, one of the ideas was to create a Business Improvement Area, similar to the ones that operates in Manotick and Kemptville. “We looked at the pros and cons, and it didn’t make sense for us,” said Milito. “One of the reasons is that if there is a BIA, it is funded by taxes. Once it begins, it doesn’t end. By creating a business association, it is something that a business can choose to participate in, and they have the option to quit if they want out.” Milito said the group has done work lobbying on behalf of Osgoode busi-
nesses. They have fought for and worked with Councillor George Darouze for lower hydro rates. They have worked with council to support traffic changes at a number of levels. They have petitioned against waste water rate increases. They have also worked with MPP Lisa MacLeod on a number of issues. From a business support standpoint, the OWBA also offers a number of services to its members. “We have opportunities for networking, business coaching, discounted advertising, health insurance, and shared office facilities for small businesses,” he said. The evening also featured a number of speakers. Deborah Lyall, who owns Lyall’s Studio Gallery in Greely, talked about meeting the expectations of customers in business. Dan Anderson spoke about business growth and
the possibility of a downtown in Greely. Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre talked about the challenges that small businesses will face when the federal government’s business tax plans are implemented, and Rideau Carleton Raceway CFO Richard Gardner spoke about the plans for the facility under the Hard Rock Ottawa brand. Jeff Morris, publisher and editor of the Packet, Manotick Messenger and Barrhaven Independent, also spoke about changes to his company and how it is serving the business community in the Osgoode Ward. Councillor George Darouze was the final speaker. “We need to work together to support each other,” he said. “We are becoming something that is not a bedroom community. We are becoming a community with more
Gino Milito of Orchard View Conference Centre addressed the large gathering at the Osgoode Ward Business Association AGM at Rideau Carleton Raceway Thurs., Sept. 21. Packet photo by Jeff Morris
and more amenities that people will want to move to.” Darouze said the changes in Osgoode will change the view of the south end of the City of Ottawa.
“We have the vision and the ideas, and changes will come,” he said. To learn more about the Osgoode Ward Business Association, visit www. owba.ca.
Growth in Greely will mark the start of a downtown for the village By Packet Staff Plans are in place for the Village of Greely to get a downtown. While south Ottawa villages like Manotick, Osgoode, Metcalfe and North Gower have a downtown, Greely has grown as a community without a true commercial district. According to Dan An-
derson, a 33,000-square foot grocery store will anchor what is planned to become a downtown corridor for Greely off the east side of Bank Street. Anderson was one of the speakers at the Osgoode Ward Business Association Annual General Meeting held Thurs., Sept. 21 at Rideau Carleton
Raceway. “We have been at this since 1989,” said Anderson, who confirmed that a Toronto developer had signed a deal to put in the grocery store. The store will be built by Sobey’s under their Foodland brand name. “Sometimes, villages like Greely aren’t big
enough for many of the big chain stores,” said Anderson. “The magic number for them was always 10,000 homes. Having Sobey’s commit to this is a big step forward.” In addition to the Sobey’s, it is expected that a Tim Hortons and a Rexall Pharmacy will be included in the future development.
“The role that Councillor George Darouze has played in all of this is exemplary,” said Anderson. Anderson said he is looking forward to being able to enjoy more amenities in Greely, along with the other residents of the community. “I can’t wait until we
have a downtown,” he said. “And I think I am like everybody else. Let’s give ourselves the best downtown of any of the villages.” Anderson also said that Urbandale has been approved to construct 500 new homes in the area, which will only help plans for the downtown core.
Osgoode couple turns their home into a rehearsal studio By Alan Arbuckle Not everyone would turn their living room into a rehearsal stage, complete with sound and light equipment, or their rec room into a lab to test special effects, but that’s just what Derek Meilleur and his partner, Lisa Moore, have done with their house on Regburn Ave. in Osgoode. Their garage has become Derek’s workshop for building sets and props for “If the Walls Could Talk” a romantic comedy that will open at St. James United Church in November, the first venture for a new theatre group called AART (Around and About Rideau Theatre). It’s a play about two ghosts who walk through walls, float candelabras and gently torment a young couple who have bought the home the ghosts loved when they were alive. In an effort to rid themselves of the ghosts, the couple calls in first a priest to try exorcism and then a medium to make contact with them. The play is rife with
computer-generated special effects that promise to make it a unique theatre experience for the audience and something of a leap for community theatre in general. “I’m a technical geek,” Derek says. Derek, 57, is a diminutive dynamo who says he can play any musical instrument that is put into his hands, including the bagpipes. “Music has always been my root, my base.” His background is building houses and aviation and he speaks in a rapid-fire staccato that jumps from one idea to another to yet another, all in the same sentence. He wrote the play in two days last spring and has already started on AART’s next effort, a World War Two drama that will include crashing a plane on stage and treating the audience to a mid-air dogfight. His muse, Lisa, 47, has spent much of her life in amateur theatre and obviously loves the social side of a cast of nine gathering at her house twice a week to rehearse “If the
Walls Could Talk”. “If I wasn’t on board, it would never have happened,” she says of the disruption to their home, including rehearsals every Sunday and Wednesday. “We get to have a house party twice a week with people who are awesome.” The cast was largely drawn from ITR Theatre’s production last spring of Lafferty’s Wake. Derek played in the band and Lisa was Lafferty’s “special friend”. Also in “If the Walls Could Talk” are Alison Latimer and Chad Wolfe (the young couple), Lisa and John Garroch (the ghosts), Linda Thomas Fisher (the realtor),Dirk Visbach (the coroner) Alan Arbuckle (the priest), Liz Szucs (the medium) and Richard Fisher (the police officer). Derek is much more at home as a “behind the scenes guy” who is writer, director and producer of the play. He readily admits he becomes instantly passionate about whatever project he has taken on and throws all his energy into it. He wanted to es-
tablish a theatre company that would leave plenty of scope for actors to express themselves and bring their own ideas to the script he had written. That’s the way he has lived himself—“I can’t imagine just being a cog in a wheel and not having any control over my life.” This play may be his first try at formal directing, but he is no stranger to on-stage production, beginning with playing in his father’s band as a youngster and culminating in a CBC series called “The Entertainers” in the 1980s. “If the Walls Could Talk” gives Derek a chance to poke fun at some of society’s sacred cows while at the same time offering a story about caring relationships. The attitude of the ghosts, he says “is what I’d like to feel when I die.” Lisa believes the play is ground-breaking, merging the artistry of theatre with the excitement of special effects. “The audience will see a fourth dimension in theatre, not only the live action but also the experience of an
Lisa Moore and Derek Mielleur have turned their Osgoode home into a rehearsal stage, tech lab and workshop in order to see a new group, AARTheatre, successfully stage its first production in November. The play, which Derek wrote, involves various high-tech effects, including people walking through walls, ghosts rising from the dead and floating candles. More at www.aartheatre.com.
other-world movie.” But first Derek has to build a rotating circular stage tto add to the small stage the church already has and make a myriad of technical things work in order for the production to be a seamless theatre experience for the audience. Tickets to “If the Walls
Could Talk” can be ordered at www.aartheatre. com for $20 for adults and $16 for seniors. The show runs over two weekends Nov. 3,4 and 5 and Nov. 10, 11 and 12. There are matinees for the Sunday shows and a dinner theatre Nov. 10 for an additional cost. St. James is located at 5440 Main St., Osgoode.
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Osgoode WardREPORT Al and Judy Graham presented with Mayor’s City Builder Award
New Friendship Arch In Greely
WARD REPORT by Councillor George Darouze
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Annual Terry Fox Run
The annual Terry Fox Run held at the Greely Community Centre draws a bigger crowd each time. MP Pierre Poillivere and myself gave a warm welcome to all the participants and sent them off to walk (or run!) down the path. As usual, the bake sale, lemonade stand and hot dogs were a big hit. Thank you to Caroline Cavallin of “Shape Up” who leads the run each year along with so many other dedicated volunteers. This year there were over 200 participants and over $8,000 was raised!
Calwood Park Opening
The Greely Lions, working with the Rockland Lions, coordinated the relocation of a Friendship Arch to it’s new home in Greely, and I was thrilled to help with the relocation process. Getting the arch dug out enough to get the forklift under it proved to be a challenge, but with the help of volunteers from both the Rockland and Greely Lions clubs, CRS Equipment, Ivan Petersen and Metro Towing Ottawa we were able to get it done.
Fish Fry Metcalfe St. Andrew’s United Church
The annual Fish Fry hosted at the St. Andrew’s United Church in Metcalfe had a special menu this year. Fries for Charity was there to fry mouthwatering Lancaster Perch right from Newfoundland, served with homemade tartar sauce, slaw and Carleton Mushrooms. The Curling Club had a full house and everyone enjoyed the food! Raising over $7,000 for the church, this year’s event was a great success. The Fish Fry always attracts a great crowd and gives many, including myself, a chance to sit down and chat with people in the community. Many thanks to the all the volunteers that organized, cooked and served a deli-
I was very pleased to officially open Calwood Park in Shadow Ridge II. The park opening included family fun activities like face painting, games, and more- all provided by Parks and Rec. The kids enjoyed Brittany McCullough’s balloon animals and sitting in the firetrucks of our volunteer firemen. Live entertainment was provided by Alex Vala, who performed acoustic covers of some fantastic songs, and a few originals as well. This park opening was a great way for me to connect with the community, and for residents to connect with each other. I look forward to meeting all the new families who will be moving into the area. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff that made this day so great!
Secret Eats Tour
As part of Canada 150 celebrations, Just Foods organized a bus tour out to Osgoode Ward to sample foods grown locally. There were several stops, and I was able to meet up with them on three to welcome the guests and introduce the businesses. Carleton Mushroom provided a guided tour through the farm to show mushrooms at various stages and in the end, sample mushroom soup and sautéed mush-
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2018 Pre-Budget Consultations
We want to hear from you. Your feedback helps inform the City’s budget priorities, and contributes to key decision about investments in services that you want and need. On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, a public consultation on Budget 2018 will be hosted by Councilor Michael Qaquish, Councilor Scott Moffatt and myself. It will be held at Emerald Links Golf and Country Club, 6357 Emerald Links Drive from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
ROSSS Walk of Care
The annual Walk of Care by ROSSS was off to a good start again this year. With over 50 people registered ahead of the event and more last minute participants, they took to the multi-use path to walk in two groups. It was fun and invigorating to lead the warm-up for the group. Great job to all the volunteers and thank you to the walkers that help raise money for this great community group for seniors.
Osgoode Village Community Association
Osgoode Village Community Association (OVCA) had a meeting with their new executive last month to discuss issues and upcoming event plans. It was nice to see past president Joe Banks attending to give a presentation on a reprint of the original book of the Village, which should be available before the end of the year. I was also quite inspired by the direction they are taking to ensure that the community becomes more involved. I look forward to working with this new executive.
Al and Judy Graham were presented with the Mayor’s City Builder Award by Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor George Darouze.
Greely Community Association (GCA)
The new executive of the Greely Community Association (GCA) held their first meeting of the year with a full room of residents that were eager to listen to presentations and ask questions. Some of the topics touched on include: the Greely Loop; City Updates and Business Development in Greely. All-in-all it made for a great evening and I had the chance to also meet some new residents. I look forward to continuing to work with the GCA executive and the community at large.
Free Consultation for Seniors
Tea and Toast is a complimentary service for seniors and their families searching for retirement living options. Traditionally much of the research conducted to find a retirement home is to ask friends and acquaintances about their experiences and visit websites followed by touring a multitude of retirement homes in your neighbourhood and the surrounding area. Conducting the search process in this way often leads to confusion and information overload. Families and seniors become overwhelmed by the variety of options, services and fees each home is offering. The task becomes large and can even halt in momentum. Unlike the traditional method, a Tea and Toast advisor helps to fit retirement residences to you,
The Greely Lions Club is receiving a new friendship arch for the community.
instead of you trying to fit into a home. Before even starting the touring process, we spend some time with you to understand more about what you want and need. We look at the big picture and fit each piece together, resulting in a more accurate home choice and smoother transition. If you are interested in this complimentary service please contact Jean Johnston-McKitterick at 613-698-1319 or info@ teaandtoast.ca.
Riverdown Holsteins Open House
Another farm in the
Velthuis family of farms opened recently and hosted an open house to give invited guests a taste of what they have to offer. It’s great to have the next generation of farmers kneedeep in the family business of diary farming. Congratualtions Riverdown!
Metcalfe Farmers Market
It was City of Ottawa day at the Metcalfe Farmers’ Market recently. Volunteers came out to prepare and hand out samples of healthy foods that come straight from the farmer. Hope you were able to stop by and sample some too!
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rooms. Next, Donevelyn Diary farm showed them around the barns, the silos and had milk samples and sweets at the end of that tour. Last stop for me was at the Log Cabin Apple Orchard. Here the guests were treated to a wagon ride through the orchard and learned more about the different types of apples before sampling a variety of products. Hope to see many of you return back to the places on the tour in the near future.
Al and Judy Graham received the Mayor’s City Builder Award before City Council this week. Al and Judy are very familiar faces around the Ward and especially in Metcalfe Village. During the course of their business career with AJ’s Catering, Allan and Judy Graham have become strong sponsors of charitable organizations in our community. After retiring, they have continued their volunteer efforts, notably with “Fries for Charity”, which is a self-contained French-fry truck that can be booked for charities to support fund-raising efforts. Al and Judy have a true understanding of philanthropic giving and certainly lead by example. The community is fortunate to have such inspirational support from this couple.
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Ottawa’s tax changes could kill family farm Two things have always been certain: death and taxes. We can now add a third: botching the promotion of a tax reform for political gains. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s tax reform has been a communications disaster, on both sides of the debate. The tax system is generally not about pensions, legacy and social programs. But it is for family-owned businesses and there are thousands of them in agrifood. Canada has more than 43,000 incorporated farms, compared to 23,000 in 2001. The federal government’s proposed changes to capital gains rules would make it more expensive for a family member to acquire the farm than for a third party to do so. This is a critical piece of a highly complicated puzzle. Keeping families and jobs in rural Canada is not easy. Many agricultural producers use our tax system wisely to secure the future of their businesses. In the food processing, retailing and service sectors, countless family businesses wonder how family values embedded in I am heading to TD Place Stadium this Thanksgiving Day at Lansdowne Park. Pedro anything the corporation does can survive the next generation. weekend to do something I haven’t done in spent the game on top of the grandstand roof This political nightmare began in July when the federal government Page 6, Manotick Messenger, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 30 years. over the north side stands at the stadium. launched consultations on how best to address tax planning practices I am going to the Panda Game. Carleton had faced Ottawa U. 11 times it believes are used to gain unfair advantages. Consultations end on It will be a little bit different than the last since establishing their football program Oct. 2. time I went. In 1987, the year after I graduat- about a decade earlier. They had only won Individuals set up corporations to pay less taxes in a variety of waysOur COmmunity ed from Carleton, I staggered and Ottawa’s intentions are noble. FROM THE once. Despite that, a touchinto the stadium wearing a down by Bob Anderson But the bombastic tone Editorial used to promote the changes has been Messenger Max Headroom mask with and a pair of field goals by hurtful. Ottawa’s condescending rhetoric labels small business owners mini liquor bottles taped Walter Lacosta lifted the as cheats, greedy taxmore evaders trying to dodge the system by using loopAre you Canadian into the inside of my headRavens to a 14-6 upset vicholes. This is simply insulting. gear. I wanted to experitory. Although Anderson than a fifth grader? The government anticipates that the new regulations will bring in ence Panda as an inebriated was the hero of the game, it by Jeffrey Morris With$250 Canada million Day approaching next week, is a good time for us all to using the changes to barely a year, so itthe Liberals aren’t 23-year-old, as I had been on did not end well for him, as reflect on what it means to be Canadian. increase revenues to for pay for a ballooning deficit. Do we take being Canadian granted? the field playing the previous he broke his leg later in the Betteris yet,about how do new Canadians feel about and being Canadian? Some of us This politics, pure simple. Prime Minister Justin Trulook upon immigrants and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but five years and missed out on contest. deau’s agenda serve is when driving very willing to take.to Perhaps, for the some middle people, that class is true, but you these changes. the shenanigans. At the end of the game, Pedro ascended attend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by NepeanOur tax regime should differentiate and give the rural economy and Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven last In 1987, I ended up playing for the Waterfrom the roof onto the field by parachute. He month, corporations you can see the excitement and thelevel thankfulness in the eyes of every family some of immunity. In fact, Ottawa should new Canadian. town Red and Black semi-pro team. Some was accepted by Carleton co-captains Grayfind They fiscal incentives to help sector understand, perhaps better than all the of us,agrifood what it means to be grow. Right now, it’s of my teammates came up for the game and don Harrison and Douglas Duclos. notCanadian. clear how this can be achieved. So how can the rest of us have that feeling? The next month, Pedro was stolen by a the party. We started drinking beer the night Bev McRae photo Conservative government has a solid idea. AsThethe federal government tries to bring more fairness to the fiscal At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative School honoured its longest-servbefore, had aNursery bit of sleep, woke up, and went group of students from the Commerce Club Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism ingpenalize teacher/volunteer withagria memorial garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s landscape and President fix a largely urban issue, it shouldn’t the and Andrew Cohen, of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chalDance. Their intention was noble. They reand had playground. Left to right, MCNS Director hair-of-the-dog Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29cans years as of a sup-Genesee lenging middle and high school students to take the citizenship test. food sector. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the Cream Ale for breakfast. I think we paid about corded a message from Pedro at CFRA to be Despite Morneau’s Historica-Dominion Institute, willdisgraceful see students studyperformance Discover Canada: the as a tax reform salesthree bucks per case for it in Watertown the played during a political all-candidates meetRights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship man, changes will most likely happen, to the despair of many. test. Sometimes it’s ing, and they ran the beat for a seat on council. weekbest before.just to say nil “This will beCanadians a fun way for students to learn about Canada and would feel proud have difficulty underBut even with corporations I’m finding myself at one of those bizarre crosswonder on about the things north like how come “underneath” is We were side in 1987. It was He was disqualified on a technicality. Pedro of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we standing TheCanada confusion has to a certain roads led where everything I love about sports is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the learn aboutwhat’s our past andbeing the peopleproposed. and events that made what it is did not pay the candidates’ registration fee. theworkyeardiscussion the railing to collide with a large swatch of the population pulled mecollapsed back into soccer. and several stutoday, we become more proudthe to be Canadian. We are inspiredfault. to see how we hysteria and that’s government’s When it comes to taxes, ing diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelsea is the learning so much by watching theand sufcan defend our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much Two years later, Pedro embarked on a dents fell onto concrete below It’s this whole World Cup thing. Don’t you find World Cup,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “We are painting everyone same brush is unacceptable. more strongly how valuablewith it is to be a citizen of Canada.” that people are just a little too into it? studying each country before the game. She has tour of Canadian Universities as a self-profered injuries. At the time, we were about 20 “Our schools need to be training our young people to become the citizens Ottawa get its way butit’sitabout should atI the found very myself inleast line in acfront of two nouveau really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, and she of tomorrow.will Citizenship is not only in aboutthe new end Canadians, all claimed ambassador of good will. He arrived rows back and had no idea that something fan moms at Your even wants us to go there on our Canadians, youngthe and old,” said Andrew Cohen. “The Canadian commodate unique intricacies of ourCitizenship agrifood soccer sector. Independent Grocer the other day. vacation next as year.we Perhaps we Challenge will encourage students to learn more about what it means to be like that had happened, couldn’t see back in town for the 1957 game, but the FROM I was kind of in my own little can even go to Brrra-seeel.” Canadian and then put that knowledge to the test.” THE with everyone game was almost cancelled. down standing. mental world in the checkout line, That caught my attention. Starting thisCharlebois summer, the Historica-Dominion Institute will bewith encouraging Sylvain is Senior Fellow the Atlantic Institute for scanning the tabloid and maga- OTHER Arr-hayne-TEE-na? more than 5,000 middle and high school teachers to register their classrooms The 1957 Ravens finished with a 1-6 reToday, the Panda Game is more about zine covers wondering what Are you kidding me? for the Challenge. Each classroom a set ofof the Management new citizenship Market Studies, dean of will thereceive Faculty and a and professor in SIDE Justin Bieber’s first major scandal other mom – the one with football and not as The much about trying to set cord, and they would lose the Panda Game guide, along with specially designed learning activities. The teacher will also By Jeffrey thereceive Faculty ofa Agriculture at Students Dalhousie University, and author Food would be. I was justof about to rethe Birkenstocks – piped in. copies of mock citizenship exam. will take the citizenship Morris alcohol level“They 44-0 to Ottawa U. The flu pounded the blood personal bests. enter the world after some quality are a wonderful football But it is exam as a class and the teachers and will return the completed exams published to the Safety, Risk Intelligence Benchmarking, by Wiley-Blacktime on Planet Jeff and launch nation,” she said. “My husband, Dominion Institute for grading. Ravens before the Panda Game. The Ravens still the event of the year if you are a student into my weekly way-to-reward-your-customers-by- of course, wears the azure and cheers for Italia, but well Results (2017). will be announced by the Dominion Institute on Flag Day had only nine players at practice before the or alumni from either Carleton or Ottawa U. charging-us-five-cents-per-bag-and-claiming-it’sZachary’s favourite team has been MAY-heee-co. (February 15) each year for the next three years. For more information about to-save-the-environment rant when I unexpectedly They did a school project on MAY-heee-co last year the Challenge please visit the Historica-Dominion Institute website at Panda Game, and the game was nearly canAnd even if you have no interest in football locked in on the conversation behind me. and he has even insisted that we go to out to eat and www.historica-dominion.ca. “I wish some of the stores would whatsoever, carry the watch the the games when they are playing.” CIC’s multiculturalism grants and contributions program will be investing bragging rights that come celled because of the illnesses. Carleton was vuvuzela horns so that we could bring them to I bit my tongue. $525,171 in this 32 month project which promotes civic memory, civic pride with the outcome of the game setdown, theI cultural only able to dress 17 players, many of whom Chelsea’s games,” said the mom who was wearing In an effort to keep my blood pressure and integration. Crocs. looked out the big window at therest big parking lot year. played both ways despite feeling under the tone at each school for the of the “Oh, I know,” said the one wearing Birkenstocks. and scoped it out, looking for a puppy or a bird or “Zachary has a tournament next weekend and it anything that would pry my out of theback shack- to 1955. weather. Pedro’s lineage can bemind traced R ideau-Osgoode would have been so in the spirit of the World Cup to les that these two soccer moms had put me in with The bear, meanwhile, became an annual who was the student editor have all of us blowing our vuvuzela horns.Brian They lost McAnulty, their conversation. two-nil and then three-nil. They need all of thethe sup- Fulcrum, A busload ofOttawa seniors from a nearby retirementlanguage target of kidnapping and theft plots. One at U.’s English port they can get.” home had pulled up and passengers were getting year, Carleton students decided to keep newspaper, had McAnulty Nil? Who says nil? Really. off. I was tryingan to, inidea. my head, name all of theirbought a “Oh, I know,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “The walkers as an escape. 1165 Beaverwood Rd., P.O. Box 567, Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5 stuffed panda bear. Or, since he was from Ot- Pedro safe by burying him in a tomb in the horns are such a beautiful part of the South African Unfortunately, they pulled me back in. www.manotickmessenger.on.ca culture.” “My cousin lives Australia, andhim he was in devastawa U., maybe he infathered some sort soccer field. He was exhumed three days beThe Manotick Messenger is published every Wednesday in Manotick, Ontario. The Manotick I wanted to jump in and say something, but I tated when Germany beat them 4-nil,” said the Messenger is mailed to bona fide subscribers in Rideau and Osgoode Townships for $36. The 5567 Manotick Main St., P.O. Box 567, Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5 fore the game. of perverse Island of Dr. Moreau experiment. refrained. 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If you stumble across a World Cup soccer “I saw that match,” I said.with “I can’t Ottawa believe Aus- jeweller napped the Panda trophy from Carleton’s McAnulty arranged Managing Editor: Jeff Morris GOODE PACKET is what sounds like TRY-lier looked so insipid against Deutschland.” game on CBC, you will hear Publisher: Jeffrey Morris SnowThetomom display thewas bear in the window of trophy case and held it ransom, mailing 50,000 bees swarming field. They areJack not bees. with the crocs not impressed. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Morris Contributing writers: Phone: 613-692-6000 monthly paper thepubThey are people blowing on cheap, plastic, TheStreet mom withstore Birkenstock’s wasn’t either, but U. masReporters: McRae Publisher: Bev Jeffrey Morris it back one piece at a time. Carleton stuhis gimSparks as the Ottawa Leeanne VanderBurgt, Phone: 613-692-6000 lished the first FRIDAY EsauMorris micky horns. she did acknowledge me with a response. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Klaus Beltzner, Phill Jeff Potter email: Fax: 613-692-3758 dents avenged their bear by kidnapping cot. He then got Snow to play along with the Reporters: Bev McRae The funny thing about these horns is that they “Who is your team?” she quipped, condescendin Manotick, Ontario. Advertising: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising and Marketing Mgr:Marketing: Gord Logan Jeff Esau have become what has defined the 2010 World Cup. ingly. Editor: email@example.com the Queen’s marching band leader. He was orchestration of a robbery, which attracted Letters will be edited for email: Gary Coulombe People who have been following the World Cup and I did the only thing I could do, shouting as loud News/sports: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: Marketing Mgr:Angie GordDinardo Logan Advertising: email@example.com length, clarity and people who have only seenlibel20 minutes ofthe it in passas I could.of the police and the media. Photographer: Mike Carroccetto locked in a bathroom between two Carleton attention Photographer: Mike Carroccetto Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org ing havestatements. commented on these annoying yet relent“USA! USA! USA!” Office: Angie Dinardo lous DisNews/ Sports: email@example.com dorm rooms for a weekend with pizza being Snow explained the charade to the police, less horns. Ironically, while the world has learned to They turned their heads in disgust. The next 45 Photographer: Mike Carroccetto play, National and Clasadapt these horns as the one thing they now know seconds were incredibly silent and awkward. slid under the door for him to eat. Everyone and fortunately, they played along. But the about South African culture, the horns aren’t really At that point, it was my turn. The cashier sified rates are available We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada at Queen’s was all upset about this stunt, but, attention the stunt brought made a loa part of their everyday lives. South African sports scanned my Diet Coke and V-8 Fusion, and I Pedro was through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. on request. Rideauenthusiasts haveThe commented that they had never all set. hey, they took the Panda trophy. calevent, legend. Friday 10 am CLASSIFIED; Monday Advertising deadlines: DISPLAY, Monday 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. Friday noon Osgoode is not seen nor heardPacket a vuvuzela horn at a sporting “Would you like plastic bags?” All layouts and composition of advertisements produced by employees of Manotick Messenger and that the South African just first “Yes“Panda please,” I replied. And as much as we hate Ottawa U., and Game” was played in 1955. Inc. are protected by copyright invested in the publishers of the Manotick Messenger. responsible for the people loss find the noiseThe as annoying as the rest of the world does. I had never been so happy to pay five cents for a Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association of unsolicited manuas much as Ottawa U. hates us, there is one At the time, the biggest rival for the Ravens Apparently, some now wealthy marketing genius plastic bag just to get the hell out there. Canadian Community Newspaper Association came up with the ideaor to other mass produce and market scripts, photos thing we can come together to agree upon. was RMC in Kingston. But the stuffed bear these horns as a World Cup novelty. The plan Jeffrey Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columnist of material for worked, andused now the restpubliof the world must endure the Year. His book, From bought the Other Skide, availQueen’s sucks. that McAnulty either oris sired would the shrilling sounds of his quick buck. able at Manotick Office Pro, Barrhaven UPS Store, cation purposes. See you at the game! allPages of inthat. The game was played on I was just about to drift back into ADD change world and and Prescott.
Brian McAnulty’s legacy lives on this weekend
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The Packetcommunity Downey family celebrates 150 years on Mitch Owens Road farm
On the north side of Mitch Owens Road near Manotick Station there is a farm that is 150 years old and has been occupied by the Downey Family since February 1867. The land originally was part of the Billings estate. Bradish Billings was probably one of the first residents of Gloucester Township! Billings, whom “Billings Bridge” is name after, gave his daughter Sara (Sally) 100 acres; she sold that 100 acres to James and Theresa Downey February 22, 1867 - a few months before Confederation! In 1938 Vernie and Vera Downey took over the farm; then in 1957 Linus and Madeline Downey bought the farm continuing to work the farm with dairy, threshing etc. The huge Maple tree in front of the house is 12 feet circumference and over 100 years old. The buildings on the farm are amazing - the
THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis
buildings are hand hewn squared logs, often 12 to 14 inches in size, two barns are attached on a unique angle - the house is original, inviting and cozy with many improvements that Linus and Madeline have made, like hydro and telephone, neither available until 1957..The root cellar near the house is still used. A root cellar is a cold, moist area used to keep fruits and vegetable fresh; in the “old” days a root cellar often was a structure in the ground lined with stones. The men milked the cows in summer on the hill behind the barns, carried the milk in pails to the cement cold water tank near the road, emptied the milk into cans
for pickup by the truck the next day. All the fences are old rail fences or stone fences; stones that were picked out of the fields before plowing and seeding could take place - stones of all sizes, many so large that they had to be moved by horse and stone-boat. There was a rhubarb patch that was so large people would often stop to pick some. There is a maple bush to the north that was always tapped with the spiles and the sap turned into maple syrup there. The bush took a beating in the ice storm in 1998. .Gardens were everywhere - many children played there, Linus and Madeline had seven children - Cathy, Mark, Carl, John, Jane, Paul and Lorne. Can you imagine the crowd at the family reunions in the 1990s that were held in the sugar bush.. Linus and Madeline retired some years ago and continue to enjoy the won-
The Downey Farm has been home for the family since 1867.
derful old homestead. May they continue to
enjoy the old farm and we congratulate them as they
had their 60th wedding anniversary in August!
Kiwanis Club encourages you to shop locally and support local businesses Manotick Kiwanis News The Kiwanis Club of Manotick regular meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Legion Hall, Manotick, September to June; we invite you to come for 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Most meetings have a guest speaker. June to August meetings are casual and held at various locations. Bingos are held on the 3rd Monday of each
month at 6;45 p.m. for the residents at Hyfield Place and on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. for the residents at Carleton Lodge, Sept. to June. These bingos are fun for the residents and for the Kiwanians who organize them. Our club is proud to sponsor and be involved with many community service and fundraising activities. Please watch future issues of the Packet
for action and event information. We invite you to check the Kiwanis web site at www.manotick-kiwanis. org The Kiwanis Club of Manotick encourages you to support the initiative to shop locally. “Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time”.
Psst…want some of the good stuff? Sex. I guess I thought the good stuff was going to be the sex. And maybe the travel. The post-marriage trip to the Maritimes, perhaps a trip or two here-and-there to Myrtle Beach or Niagara Falls and the occasional weekend getaway between endless days of romantic bliss. Yeah, exercising all the wisdom of a person of the male gender, perhaps I envisioned matrimony as a window into a neverending honeymoon. That was going to be the ‘good stuff’. As I write this, 11,737 days, three kids, five dogs, dozens of cars and multiple careers after that wonderful Saturday in August when we said “I do”, time has managed to help me to redefine my evaluation of what qualifies as the good stuff in a relationship. Life is an excellent teacher, and experience a priceless lesson. Sure the east coast was great. As have been the scores of voyages to other
A voice in the Wilderness by Joe Martelle
destinations that my wandering wife has lead me to. And yes, we have certainly had our fair share of passion over the course of three decades and counting (and nowhere near enough) married life together. But despite the anticipation of twentysomething Joe, fifty-something Joe knows that as good as all that has been, it is not the true good stuff. The good stuff? That would be earlier in the summer, battling our way through bugs and endless scratching of the limbs as we trimmed the overgrown shrubbery around out truck. The way she kept pointing out where I should cut the next branch and the laughter we shared as we loaded the twigs and leaves into the box of our old truck. The good stuff?
That would be a dozen years earlier and the trips to the woods and the local nurseries as we decided what shrubs we wanted to plant beside our newlybuilt house? Digging the hole in the earth together and planning the next phase of our life together? The good stuff? The nightly treks along the sometimes dusty, sometimes frozen, sometimes even reeking-ofliquid-manure dirt road where we share our struggles and victories of the day with each other. Walking the same road in silence…just being together. The trips might be memorable, but it is the time spent together in airports waiting on flights, the time spent side-by-side in the front seat of a minivan making that familiar pilgrimage south…that hold the most value. As far as life in a marriage goes, the journey is the destination. That…is the good stuff. Joe www.joemartelle.com
Drassage champion Osgoode resident Kathryn Rowsome and her mount Manny display the winning style that has recently earned them Training Amateur Champion at the Eastern Silver Dressage Championships on September 10th. Rowsome and Manny (owned by Laura Armitage) train at Quantum Farms in North Gower, Ontario. Dazzle by Design photo
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Visit our barn in Manotick Station, which has been transformed into a Third World Marketplace. Shop for carpets, furniture, jewellery, masks and exotic home decor items from countries that our family have purchased directly from local producers.
Unique Gifts at Warehouse Prices! 6110 Mitch Owens Drive, Ottawa Located 5 minutes south of the Ottawa Airport in Manotick Station (next to Bakker’s General Store) Visit our barn in Manotick Station, which has been transformed into a Third World
Marketplace. Shop for carpets, furniture, jewellery, masks, and exotic home decor items from countries that our family have purchased directly from local producers.
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Poilievre vows to fight tax changes that will hurt local farms, businesses More than 300 people attended a town hall meeting and voiced their displeasure over proposed tax changes that will hit small businesses and farms. The Carleton Conservative MP, who also serves as the Finance Critic in the Tories’ Shadow Cabinet, has been vocal against the changes for the past month. “The Liberals’ radical tax hikes are going to have a devastating impact on Canadian small business owners and farmers,” he said. “People like the dairy farmer in Richmond, the
dry cleaner in downtown Ottawa, and the dentist studying abroad who doesn’t want to return home to open a practice. These people spent years building their businesses. Now they feel like Justin Trudeau is treating them as nothing more than tax cheats. We think they’re the backbone of the Canadian economy. We should be asking how we can help them grow and succeed, not how we can tax them out of business.” Poilievre said that a “massive new tax” will hit the passive investment income of small
Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre flips burgers at his Canada 150 Barbecue held in Riverside South last month.
Skyler Ma and Will Mundy enjoyed the burgers, music and fun at the Canada 150 barbecue hosted by Carleton MO Pierre Poilievre in Riverside South Sat., Sept. 9. Packet photos by Jeff Morris
businesses. The new change will see this income taxed at 50 per cent, with an additional tax of 23 per cent when that money is taken out of the company. “That will mean a tax of 73 per cent of your passive investment income if you are a small
business owner,” he said. “For small businesses, this is money used for things like pensions and maternity.” Poilievre also said that major changes to succession planning will be harmful to small businesses, especially farms. He said that the sale of a
business will no longer be able to be considered a capital gain. “Because of the changes to sales of businesses, it will be more beneficial for a farm owner to sell to a complete stranger than it would be to sell to his own children,” he said. “That is a threat
to a way of life for rural farm families. I will fight against these texes.” Poilievre said there has been a big backlash to these changes, including from some Liberal MPs. He is hopeful that the government will back down on these changes.
October 2017 Upcoming Events Watson’s Mill & Dickinson Square WATSON’S MILL Open Wednesday – Sunday 10‐5pm & DICKINSON HOUSE Open Weekends & Stat Holidays 10‐5pm With guided tours, Entrance is FREE
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Enjoy the best that Autumn has to offer, including horse and wagon rides and other traditional fall activities. Most items free.
Oct 14th PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION Witness and participate in a paranormal investigation of Watson's Mill. This investigation is presented in partnership with The Haunted Ottawa Paranormal Society (HOPS). Very limited tickets.
Oct 19th – 21st, 7‐9:30pm HAUNT NIGHTS, NIGHTLY We invite you to a truly haunting experience. For 3 nights only this historic grist mill is turned into a terrifying 3 floor haunted house that will leave you scared of things that go bump in the night. Weave your way through the maze of macabre scenes on the main floor, then descend into the underworld bellow, if you make it out unscathed climbed up to the second floor to be thoroughly entertained. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This event is not recommended for children under 10.
Oct 28th CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PARTY 1‐4pm Our Children's Halloween Party has fun and friendly Halloween games and crafts for all.
Find our complete listing of events on our website www.watsonsmill.com/events Watson’s Mill 5525 Dickinson St. Historic Dickinson Square, Manotick Feel free to drop in and say hello any time at the nd Carriage Shed office, 2 floor. Or call us at 613‐692‐6455
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The PacketCOMMUNITY Community rallies to support Ruiter family after devastating fire
‘Ignore the rain, look at the rainbow.’ These words are inspiring both Peter and Rosemary Ruiter and the whole community in the aftermath of a devastating fire on September 8th that destroyed three barns, an 80-cow dairy herd and the livelihood of the Ruiter family. The landmark farm on Prince of Wales in Nepean was considered by many as a beacon of agricultural excellence for the community. The community wants to show its support for the Ruiters in their time of need, and the Ruiters want to give thanks to their many friends, family and strangers who have shown such inspirited generosity. This celebration will take place on Saturday, October 14th at the North Gower Community Centre with the ‘Blackrapids Farmfest: An evening with the Ruiters’. All are welcome. “The outpouring of generosity and help has been overwhelming. My family and I are so grateful,” says Peter Ruiter. “I just consider myself to be a regular guy who has always helped my neighbours and community
as best I can. But this response has been… Well, it’s been humbling to say the least.” The Ruiter farm on Prince of Wales Drive has been in the family since 1962. Last month, three barns were destroyed and 80 Holstein dairy cows were lost in a mid-day fire that had more than $1 million in damages. When asked what his plans are for the future, Ruiter responds, “It’s too early to make any big decisions just yet. We are still in clean-up mode and assessing the damage. There is a lot to consider and I am not going to make any rushed decisions.” The evening will start with a quieter reception from 6 – 8 p.m. with coffee and desserts being served. This time is to accommodate those who would like to drop by and visit, but can’t stay the whole evening. From 8 – 9 p.m. there will be speeches and a live auction, followed by a dance, buffet and silent auction. Admission is free, however donations will be gratefully accepted at the door. “Our goals for the evening are two-fold,”
explains Wyatt McWilliams, event co-chair. “One is to raise as much money as we can to help Peter and Rosie recoup their losses. And two, is to show our support from the community for which they have helped so much. They have always been there whenever the community needed something, now it’s our pleasure to be there for them.” Anyone wishing to support this event with an item for the live or silent auctions may do so by contacting Jane Schoones at JSchoones@ rogers.com. Donations are also being accepted through https://www.gofundme.com/ruiter-familybarn-fire-recovery. For more details, like us on Facebook at Blackrapids Farmfest. The event is being organized by a committee made up of representatives from the many service organizations that the Ruiters have been and are involved with including the OttawaCarleton Milk Committee, Ottawa Federation of Agriculture, Junior Farmers Association, and St. Monica’s Church, among others.
Area dairy farmer Peter Ruiter, standing, helps Rideau Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt get ready for this year’s Celebrity Cow Milking Contest during the Mayor’s Rural Expo in June. Packet photo by Jeff Morris
in Rideau Township
g n i r Surviving the holidays u t a e F Hosting family and friends for the holidays is a tall task. According to statistics, during the Christmas/New Year holiday period, the number of longdistance trips (to and from a destination 80 kms or more away) increases by 23 percent compared to the rest of the year. While many of those traveling will stay in hotels, many more will enjoy the hospitality of loved ones. Holiday hosting can make an already hectic time of year that much busier, as hosts must prepare their homes for guests in the midst of holiday shopping excursions, office Christmas parties and social engagements around the neighborhood and at kids’ schools. Holiday hosting does not have to run hosts ragged in the days leading up to guests’ arrival, is to plan a night out. Another way to make hosting friends and family for the holidays less taxing is to plan a night out for everyone. In lieu of cooking at home, dine out at an affordable, family-friendly restaurant before taking everyone to a local holiday light display or bazaar. This gets everyone out of the house and allows hosts to showcase their hometown pride. The holiday season is full of traditions, and some hosts may feel beholden to tradition and offer to host each year. But family traditions are about getting together, not about getting together in a particular place each year. Holiday hosting is an enjoyable yet sometimes difficult task. Fortunately, local restaurants are here you help you feel like you are part of the family and not a waiter.
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Rural coach houses among topics on next ARAC agenda The next meeting of Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee is coming up on Thursday, October 5th. Agenda items at this upcoming meeting include the following: • Zoning By-Law Amendments for: • 3719 Dunrobin Road (West Carleton) • 1156 Jinkinson Road (Rideau-Goulbourn) • 5721, 5731, 5741 Manotick Main Street (RideauGoulbourn) • Boundary Road Agreement Report • Rural Coach Houses on Private Services • Carp Airport Development • Thomas Gamble Municipal Drain (Osgoode) • Kilroe Municipal Drain (Barrhaven) The Zoning By-Law Amendment for Manotick Main Street is the Regional
WARD REPORT by Councillor Scott Moffatt
Group/eqHomes development on the southern edge of Manotick, along the Rideau River. This property is in between Island View Road and Kelly Marie Drive. The Draft Plan of Subdivision was already approved by the City of Ottawa and this report deals specifically with the zoning of the property. That approval has been appealed and I am working with the appellant and the developer to resolve those issues. The appellant is well within their rights to have appealed, I agree with the basis of that appeal and I am confident we
can resolve the matter. The current zoning for 5721, 5731 and 5741 Manotick Main Street allows for detached dwellings. The proposed zoning, which aligns itself with the Manotick Secondary Plan, will allow the development of detached dwellings as well as townhome dwellings. Another element of the zoning amendment is to reduce required setbacks and increase the maximum lot coverage. The reason for this is because of the development being entirely bungalows. Bungalows require a larger footprint. The report on coach houses deals specifically with coach houses being developed in the rural area on private services, i.e.: well and septic. The report attempts to soften some of the requirements imposed
last year for those wishing to build a coach house on their property. For properties on municipal services, one just requires a building permit. The development on private services is a little more complex because well and septic capacity has to be considered. The agenda and all reports are available at Ottawa.ca and we also send out the agenda with my monthly e-Newsletter, which you can sign up for at RideauGoulbourn.ca. If you have any questions regarding any of the items above, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
RVCA Tree Planting Program
Money is available to landowners interested in planting trees. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority offers private
landowners tree planting programs that help them get technical advice, planting plans and funding for trees. To be eligible, landowners need at least one acre of land and are willing to plant a minimum of 500 trees. If you have the space, RVCA can help get trees growing on your land for 15 cents a tree. Since 1983, RVCA has planted over 5.25 million trees on private property for landowners. For more information please visit the RVCA’s website.
ITR Theatre Company presents the world première of Shorthanded - A Ladies Game
It’s the seventh game of the finals. Twenty years after a crushing defeat, the ladies have one opportunity for re-
demption. Will being shorthanded destroy their last chance of a comeback? This hilarious and touching comedy explores the roots of friendship, loyalty, and community. Join the ladies as they share their joys and woes… and drink beer… and eat chocolate... Shorthanded – a Ladies’ Game highlights not only the “good old hockey game” but also the advances that women have made in traditionally male sports. This play has been rewritten especially for ITR by playwright Michael Grant as an all-female version of the hilarious, award-winning, original all-male Shorthanded. ITR is honoured to debut this new version.
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Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, step out of the limelight this week and let another person close to you shine. He or she needs the vote of confidence. Lend your support and offer any advice you can.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
An impossible situation may prove less difficult than you initially expected, Taurus. Stick with your current path, and you can overcome the challenges ahead.
May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, your calendar is filled. Make the most of social situations and your chance to be the life of the party. There will be time to recharge your batteries later in the month.
Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, certain things have been on your mind and you don’t know how to reach a resolution. It may be best if you talk things over with a trusted friend.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Your specialized skills are called on in the workplace this week, Leo. Make the most of this opportunity to prove to your superiors just how much you are able capable of.
Aug 24/Sept 22 Sometimes others do not see things from your perspective, Virgo. It may take some convincing to get them to come around to your way of thinking. Exercise patience.
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Sept 23/Oct 23 A family situation arises and you’re asked to resolve it, Libra. You may need to step back and let things play out, but try your best to come to a decision that benefits all involved.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, this week is a great time to take a step back and regroup. Things have been hectic of late, and the chance to rest up and relax is just what the doctor ordered.
Nov 23/Dec 21 Put your family first this week, Sagittarius. You have been overwhelmed with professional responsbilities in recent weeks, but now it’s time to reconnect with your loved ones.
Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you might need to save a little more before booking that dream vacation. You’re on the cusp of your getaway; you just need to hammer out a few more financial details.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, maintain the strictest confidence when a loved one discloses something to you this week. You’re a source of strength for this person, and they trust you to remain silent.
Feb 19/Mar 20 Continue to communicate openly and honestly with others, Pisces. It’s the best way to get ahead and solidify existing relationships.
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23. Fiddler crabs 25. Resinous substance 26. Person of wealth (Brit.) 27. Series 28. North American plant 29. Warble 32. Pastries 33. Group of eight 34. Twyla __, dancer 36. Pouch 37. Singer Charles 38. Cattle genus 40. Eye infection 41. Where couples go to marry 43. Long bench with backs
44. Unrestricted free agent 46. ___ Talks 47. Causal agent 49. Nincompoop 50. Relating to the aura 51. Person of conspicuous wealth 52. Type of mottled fruit 53. Essential 54. Fertility god 57. Folk singer Ives 58. La __ Tar Pits, Hollywood 59. Foot 61. Digital audiotape 62. Drunk
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ITR to present world premiere of Canadian play
ITR Theatre Company, a long-cherished member of the Manotick/Osgoode community, is honoured to be presenting the world premiere performance of Shorthanded – A Ladies Game on October 20th, with subsequent performances on October 21st, 27th, 28th and 29th. Shorthanded – A Ladies Game wraps up ITR’s hugely successful sesquicentennial series, paying tribute to Canada’s 150th birthday. The story highlights the “good old hockey game” as one example of the advances that women have made
in Canadian sports, along with the enduring Canadian values of teamwork and friendship. The action takes place in the team dressing room during the seventh game of the finals. Twenty years earlier, the team blew its chance at a championship – and some of the players won’t let others forget it. This is their chance for redemption - but they find themselves shorthanded for the big game! There is anger, teasing, friendship and laughter as they drink beer, eat chocolate and prepare themselves for whatever may come.
The play was written for ITR by Canadian playwright Michael 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 613-800-1165. Evening performances on October 20th and 27th begin at 7:30, with doors and bar opening at 7:00. Dinner
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shows, with a truly spec- $20 for adults, $16 for tacular buffet meal, are students and seniors, and on October 21st and 28th $55 for a dinner show. For more information, at 6:00, with doors and bar opening at 5:30. The please visit the ITR webwww.manotickmessenger.on.ca October 29th matinée site at itrtheatre.com and is at 2 p.m., with doors follow us on Twitter and opening for compliment- Facebook for ongoing ary tea, coffee and cook- updates and related feaies at 1:30. Tickets cost tures.
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The Packetcommunity Still one more month to visit Farmers’ Market in Riverside South
If you have not yet had a chance to visit the new Farmers’ Market in Riverside South, there is still time! They have a wide variety of vendors and the market has made a lovely addition to the community this summer. The market will run until October 29th from 10am-2pm on Sundays at the Riverview Park and Ride, located at 650 Earl Armstrong Road. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of the market so far!
Unveiling of the North Forest (Chapman Mills West)
Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the unveiling of the interpretive signs at the Chapman Mills West woodland, alongside the Ottawa Stewardship Council and Pierre Savard School. The students and staff of the school were a fundamental community partner in making many of the improvements possible. This woodlot will be enjoyed by the entire community for many years to come, as it is truly a natural treasure in the Barrhaven area. I hope that this will inspire other schools and groups to take on similar projects in the future.
The Barrhaven Seniors’ Council
The “Fall 2017 News-
WARD REPORT by Michael Qaqish
letter” for the Barrhaven Seniors’ Council is now available. For a copy, please email Don at barrhavenseniors@gmail. com. There are new activities, a silent auction, an upcoming trip to the Alight at Night Festival at Upper Canada Village, and several other social activities from which to choose. If you have thoughts or suggestions for our 2017/2018 season you can also send them to Don.
Drinking-Water Quality Remains High in Ottawa
Last week, the Environment Committee received a report which shows that Ottawa continues to produce and deliver some of the highest quality and safest drinking water in the world. For the fifth year in a row, the City’s drinking water systems were rated as 100% in conformance with the quality management system by a third party accreditation body. By adopting new procedures, the City has also decreased the amount of time residents are without water service during water main
breaks. For more information on these services, please visit Ottawa. ca.
Staff Report Highlights Strong Local Economy and Healthy Employment Rate
Last week the City’s Planning Committee received the 2016 Annual Development Report which is an overview of demographic and economic statistics for the city. It showed that Ottawa continues to have a strong economy with a healthy supply of jobs and general economic stability. A few key highlights from this report include; A population
Family Style Boot Camp
date for this event will be Oct 1st.
On Saturday September 30th from 11am-12pm the Riverside South Community Association (RSCA) along with Connie Beaulieu from C.U. Fit Personal Training will be hosting a family-style fun boot camp for all fitness levels from ages 6-100 at Four Seasons Park (4386 Spratt Road). 100% of the proceeds will go towards the RSCA. This will be a great chance to have some fun, get some exercise and support your community! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit riversidesouth.org. The rain
Fall Family Funfest – Thank you
I would like to thank the Riverside South Community Association for putting on another fantastic event for the community. This past weekend they hosted a Fall Family Funfest at Claudette Cain Park in Riverside South. We were very lucky to have some beautiful weather and a great day was shared by all!
Staff Report Highlights Strong Local Economy and Healthy Employment Rate
Last week the City’s Planning Committee received the 2016 Annual De-
10 Cent Wings provided the entertainment at the Riverside South Association Fun Day. Packet photos by Jeff Morris
velopment Report which is an overview of demographic and economic statistics for the city. It showed that Ottawa continues to have a strong economy with a healthy supply of jobs and general economic stability. A few key highlights from this report include; A population growth of 0.8 per cent in 2016 to an estimated 968, 580 residents and we saw more than 5, 800 people move to the City in 2016. Ottawa’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.3 per cent which is lower than the 6.5 per cent provincial rate and the seven-per-cent national rate. For more information or to read the report, please visit ottawa.ca.
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Taym Salman tries out the egg run as one of the many activities at the Riverside South Community Association Fun Day held at Claudette Cain Park Sept. 16.
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A: A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate device used in sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. Children and adults involved in contact or non-contact sports should consider wearing a mouth guard to prevent injuries to the mouth. The types of dental injuries that can occur are chipped or broken teeth, fractured crowns or bridgework, lip and cheek injuries, root damage to the teeth and fractured jaws. Any athlete may be at risk for oral injury and any injury can be prevented with the use of a mouth guard. Child or adult, a mouth guard is essential for all athletes.This technique and all the necessary instruments are trademarked and dentists require specialized training in California by the creator Dr. Chao. DR. CHEVREUL HARRIS DR. KAREN FUNG-HARRIS AND ASSOCIATES
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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 transfer 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 Miracle Golf Drive for Kids and the Children’s Miracle Network of hospitals works to ensure that all children receive the very best care, benefit from worldclass research and the latest in medical technology.
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The Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on
school bus and school zone safety as well as vehicle occupant restraints throughout the month of September. Between 2011 and 2015 there were 900 collisions resulting in 211 injuries
involving school buses or occurring in school zones. In the same time frame there were 210 collisions due to lack of or improper use of vehicle occupant restraints, resulting in 13
fatalities and 221 injuries. These incidents are easily avoidable if residents play their part and make sure to always stop for school buses and always make sure you are wearing your seatbelt.
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