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Construction of the Kanata north recreation centre will be delayed another year after the National Capital Region YMCA announced it is pulling $6 million in funding for the project. “They’ve run out of the money,� said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. “The Y has pulled out of the deal so we have to do some revisions to the plan – we have to take a hard look at things.� The $49-million recreation centre was slated to start construction this year and open in 2012. “It will mean the building can’t be opened until 2013,� said Wilkinson. The loss of funding – $5 million for the building and $1 million for equipment – will force the city to scale back some of its plans for the centre and either scrap or delay programs. The city must shave 1,395 square metres from the proposed 9,848-square-metre building, said Dan Chenier, the city’s general manager of parks, recreation and cultural services. “We are going to go back to council and committee to recommend the city go back to the original core project that was city-funded,� he said, which means scrapping plans to build family and personal fitness areas, a running track and an expanded cardio area, trademark services provided by the YMCA. The city will still push ahead with building an eightlane pool and core programs will remain unchanged, he said, adding there will be room for future expansion and other partnerships. The original plans for the recreation centre included a skateboard park, two outdoor basketball courts, a gymnasium and fitness centre run by the National Capital Region YM-YWCA, community meeting rooms and a water play area. REC CENTRE, see 4

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The YMCA was forced to pull its funding for the recreation centre because of commitments to three other major projects across the city, said Deirdre Speers, acting president of National Capital YMCA. The YMCA took advantage of last year’s federal stimulus money for renovations and upgrades to its fitness centres, such as the Orleans facility, but it became overextended paying for onethird of the projects’ costs, a condition of the funding. “We haven’t pulled away from the project,” said Speers. “It’s not a decision that we won’t partner together.” The YMCA is still offering its services to help run the recreation centre “in a cost-effective manner”, she said. But the city has decided to move ahead without the YMCA and use its own staff to run the recreation centre. “The programming and the funding proposals that the Y put forward as part of this project no longer makes sense,” said Chenier. “We don’t believe the Y’s plan at this point will work with this configuration.”

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Construction of the Kanata north recreation centre will be delayed by a year after the National Capital Region YMCA announced it’s pulling $6 million in funding. Wilkinson said she was calling a meeting of the project’s steering committee to discuss the loss of the YMCA funding and any changes needed for the plan. The city will ask the project’s designer, NORR Ltd., to look at what can be done to reduce the costs of building the recreation centre. A proposal to move ahead with a

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ver the past few weeks, the city has been sending mixed messages surrounding its open data policy, calling into question just how open the public data is. First, the city created a fiasco by suddenly recalling OC Transpo GPS bus location data – the same information a local developer used to create an app that went on to win an award in the city’s Apps4Ottawa contest. Just last week, the city released its own app geared towards tourists visiting Ottawa. The announcement of the Discover Ottawa app contained a lot of self-congratulatory back-patting over the city’s foray into the technological age. Never mind the fact the app is currently only available on Apple devices, which are certainly the most high-profile tech gadgets but reach only a fraction of all mobile technology users. The announcement left some observers wondering why the city had to spend $40,000 and an entire year to create an app that so closely resembled ones recently created for a city contest. Of the 20 winning apps in the Apps4Ottawa contest, no fewer than six were directly targeted at tourists or covered much of the same territory as Discover Ottawa.

And those apps, while not as polished as the city’s version, were created in the span of a couple of months, often in the spare time of savvy independent developers. Discover Ottawa was already in development long before the contest, and it was important to make it bilingual, city councillors said. While that’s true, there is nothing stopping the city from purchasing the contest apps and tweaking them to fit the city’s needs. While the city is content to let independent developers play around with its data, the release of Discover Ottawa sends a message that their efforts aren’t professional enough for city hall. Discover Ottawa has something no independent developer could muster – the heft of combined data streams from 17 local business groups representing hundreds of businesses, as well as the airport, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and then the city’s own open data – the main resource app developers can turn to. There is an opportunity for the city to look to the open data community to help it build relevant and useful tools, in turn saving taxpayers money. But first, the city needs to walk its own talk on open data.

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To the editor, Numerous volunteers devoted many hours of hard work at Kanata United Church since last summer in preparation for the mega book sale, which took place recently. This is an annual event now in its 20th year and it ran on Feb. 26 and 27. This fund raising event for local charities could not have succeeded as it did, were it not for the generosity of the many residents who donated their used books to this very worthy undertaking. Organizers indicated that they had well over 30,000 quality books available for booklovers at this giant book sale. All proceeds derived from this sale are donated to numerous charitable organizations including the Kanata Food Cupboard, Bruce House, and The Mission, among others. Close to two thirds of the books on hand were sold before the end of the sale on Saturday. Additionally, our book fair has helped many worthwhile causes such as assisting other organizations get their book sales of the ground by passing on thousands of books and aiding with sale infrastructure development and leftover children’s books go to an inner city school badly in need of library resources. Some of the other leftover books travel overseas to help international causes in such countries as Cuba, Uganda and the Philippines. We wish to thank all of you who supported this wonderful community endeavour and we look forward to seeing you there again next year. Happy Reading! Norm Moore Kanata United Church - Book Fair

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To the editor, The seniors’ advisory group told the city that seniors would prefer to pay one ticket to board the bus daily rather than receive a free pass on Monday and Friday from noon onward. The first figure quoted to the committee was a loss of $1 million for their option. When the decision was made to reject the advice the figure had jumped to $4 million. Now we know there is inflation but this is ridiculous. Part of the problem is that the city lumped veterans into the mix but how that added $3 million to lost revenue is beyond me. There are two main objections to the city’s plan: Most seniors are early birds and prefer to schedule their outings earlier rather than later. If they can only board the bus at noon it limits their outing because most would prefer to get home before the afternoon rush at 3:30 p.m. If seniors would prefer to pay one ticket rather than none – how does that constitute a $4 million loss? The answer is simple if you can decipher bureaucratic logic and manipulation of figures. You assume a loss (unsubstantiated) of a certain amount of money, calculate that a certain number of seniors who presently buy a monthly pass would no longer do that, factor in the number of cold days in December, and multiply that outcome by a Pythagorean theory and voila – a $4 million loss. It seems like a non sequitur to bypass the advice of a volunteer group that provides input on senior affairs. The very least the city should do is provide a full outline of the method used to determine how the loss was calculated and isolate the cost allocated to veterans so that a logical decision could be raised.

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Don’t tear up downtown during country’s 150th: city council LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

Some city councillors say they are starting to lose patience with the slow pace at which Ottawa’s light-rail transit plans are progressing. For some, the prospect of a tornup downtown during Canada’s 150th birthday is beginning to become a concern. Plans for the 2017 celebration are starting to be outlined, and some councillors think the drawn-out process to bring light rail to Ottawa could be hastened to ensure the construction is done before then. As it stands, the system is supposed to be ready by 2019. That didn’t sit well with Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder, who kicked off an interrogation during a March 1 meeting of the city’s finance and economic development committee. “This isn’t rocket science,” she chastised city staff. Other councillors followed suit, using what was intended to be a brief, regular update on the project to air their grievances over the lengthy timelines.

Harder and other councillors said they cannot understand why city staff say construction can’t be completed until 2019. “I can’t determine a good reason in my own mind why we’re not moving forward more rapidly on this,” Harder said. “This isn’t brand new … There are not going to be new companies that are going to be developed in the world that are going to have some new twist on it.” Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, who is also the head of the city’s transportation committee, expressed the most frustration that the project wasn’t set to be completed before the 150th anniversary, while Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais said it would be nice for the city to be able to show off the new rail system during Canada’s sesquicentennial. The National Capital Commission will take the lead on many of the 150th celebrations, and the agency will be watching closely to see how the construction might impact events. “Many national celebrations marking Canada’s 150th anniversary will occur in the heart of the Capital. As plans firm up for LRT, and the impact

of works on the downtown core are better known, there may be factors that will need to be addressed,” spokesperson Lucie Caron wrote in an email. The anniversary is sure to be a big deal for the NCC, and the event goes “right to the heart” of the agency’s mandate, Caron said. “We’re really looking forward to showcasing our shared history, culture and values for this Canadian milestone.” For her part, Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes was mainly concerned with the plans for LRT stations in her downtown ward. Councillors have already been told about changes to the plans for some of the stations – including moving the University of Ottawa station to the surface instead of underground – and Holmes wants to be briefed monthly on any additional changes to stations. Picking up on the frustration, Mayor Jim Watson said he would work with city staff to try to find ways to move the project forward faster. “There seems to be a common theme here: Let’s get on with this.” LRT, see 9

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The options being considered are: • Continuing to prohibit rooftop signs. • Temporarily permit rooftop signs for new businesses only. • Allow rooftop signs in commercial areas with restrictions on the size, location, illumination and setbacks. • Other options as they are suggested. Rooftop signs were prohibited in the former City of Ottawa and the other amalgamated municipalities. Vanier is the only former municipality that did allow rooftop signs, but they were banned just before amalgamation in 2001. The consultation stemmed from city council’s direction last March to have staff investigate options. After the consultation period, the city’s planning committee will receive a report on the recommendations in late May or June. Information and a questionnaire are available online at: www.ottawa.ca/rooftopsigns or call 311 to request an information package in the mail. Rooftop signs across Canada are allowed in: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax and Kingston. They are banned in Missisauga, Toronto and Vancouver

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Watson and other members of council said they were particularly worried about the lengthy timelines because inflation will drive the cost of the project up the longer it takes. The financial numbers quoted to council – and contributions from the federal and provincial governments – are in 2009 dollars and don’t account for increasing costs. That troubled transit commission chair, Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans, who is also worried that the scope of the project will continue shrinking as staff try to keep costs within the project’s $2.1-billion budget. Deans pointed to a December report that all but confirms the downtown

tunnel will have to be shortened by up to 900 metres (about a third of the total length) due to underground conditions that would push up the cost. “Is the project still really viable?” Deans asked. “Are we still building what we thought we needed to build, at that point?” Deputy city manager Nancy Schepers said the LRT system will be the same length with the same number of stations, but staff are following council’s direction to be mindful of the costs. John Jensen, manager of the city’s rail implementation office, said he will come back to the committee with a report in May on why the process is taking so long and how it could be sped up.

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Sexting can lead to child porn charges Teenagers under 18 who send sexually suggestive photos, video, could result in criminal record: police JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

Do you know what kind of messages your teenagers are sending on their cell phones or what types of activities they are engaging in on a webcam? If they’re under the age of 18 and are “sexting” – a form of sending sexually suggestive pictures or video – they could be charged with child pornography, said Ottawa police at a meeting on technology and teen mental health on Feb. 28. “It can be considered child pornography if they’re under the age of 18; they willingly took those photos,” said Const. Amy Haggerty. Constables Haggerty and Carrie Archibald, west end school resource officers, said the number of teenagers who are sexting is troubling. “We’re getting a lot of calls surrounding the sexting issue,” said Archibald, who along with Haggerty, is responsible for up to 14 schools in Kanata, Stittsville, West Carleton and Nepean. “It’s rampant; we’re dealing with it two to three times a week.” Haggerty said it’s extremely easy for a photo or video to be distributed to hundreds of people in a matter of minutes. “It’s instantaneous now. The second they hit send it’s out of their hands.” 15-YEAR-OLD CHARGED Around 30 parents attended the information evening, held at Earl of March Secondary School on Feb. 28. In order to get the seriousness of the issue across, Archibald used the example of a 15-year-old

male student who was charged with distributing child pornography. He had an online relationship with a teenage female and the two sent sexually explicit photos back and forth. When it was apparent the relationship wasn’t going anywhere, the young girl asked the boy to delete the photos. Instead, he forwarded the pictures to his friends. The photos made the rounds at three different high schools. “Over 600 kids saw the photos,” said Archibald. The way the charges work, she said, is if a person holds on to the photo, it’s possession of child pornography. If they send it to others, it’s distribution. “It’s a criminal charge,” said Haggerty. “It can be an indictable offence.” If proven guilty, the charge can carry between five to 10 years of jail time, community service or probation. If the perpetrator is under 18, it doesn’t mean it will disappear from their record when they become legal age, said Haggerty. “They could be flagged as a sexual offender. Even if you aren’t criminally charged, if your name’s on a police report you’re still flagged. Something like this will show up in a police record’s check, with ties to a child porn case,” she said. “That’s going to look negative.” If the messages are sent on a phone or computer owned by the minor’s parent, the parent could also be charged, said Archibald, who added if the crime happens on a company laptop that the parent is in possession of, then there is the possibility of a civil suit. “If you’re at the airport and

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Children and teenagers under the age of 18 who partake in “sexting” – a form of sending sexually suggestive pictures or video – could be charged with child pornography, and so could their parents, said Ottawa police at a meeting on technology and teen mental health on Feb. 28. the images are on your computer and security finds them, they aren’t going to listen if you say ‘it’s my child. I didn’t take these,’” said Archibald. “We need you to understand this is what you’re coming up against.” NEED TO EDUCATE “Our position right now is to educate,” said Archibald, who added the police are looking for an outside group to help them spread the message of the consequences of sexting in area schools. “Communication is huge.” As technology continues to rapidly evolve, the legal system can’t keep up with all the changes. “Our court system, laws, they aren’t in balance with how fast technology is growing,” said Haggerty. “We’re backpedaling right now because we’re dealing with it as it’s happening.” One parent in the audience said education about the consequences should start in elementary school.

“By high school it’s almost too late,” she said. Haggerty said it’s important for parents to have age-appropriate conversations with their children so they understand the consequences of their actions. She said software that offers parental controls for electronic devices is a wise choice, as is keeping computers and cell phones out of bedrooms, and instead having them set up in a common area of the house. “There’s a lot that can happen behind closed doors while you’re downstairs,” she said. “Your kids are not your friends. Don’t sneak around; let them know you’re monitoring them. Make it very transparent.” Web expert Andy Church said it’s a good idea for parents to get involved online to monitor their children’s actions – and those of their friends. With the popularity of Facebook, an online social networking site, he said parents should create a profile and “friend” their children.

“Check out what they’re sharing and commenting on,” said Church. “I check out my kids’ (profiles) once a week.” He said parents need to talk to their kids about the content being put online. “Tell them assume anything you post will be seen by everyone. Bad news travels fast. If you see something that disturbs you, creeps you out, take a screen shot and contact the proper person – the parent, the school, the police.” He said it’s important to understand the security and privacy settings and limit sharing content to friends only. “Once it’s on the web it’s out there. There’s actually very little we can do with Facebook,” said Haggerty, who added as an American-owned site, it’s subject to American laws. One in five teens between the ages of 13 and 19 have posted nude or semi-nude photos of themselves, said Haggarty. “Sexting, it’s just exploded in the last little while.”

One in five teens have sent nude, semi-nude photos: study A two-year-old American online study by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy found alarming statistics regarding teenagers and the sexting phenomenon. The survey was fielded to 653 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19, and found that: • One in five teens have posted or sent nude or semi-nude photos of themselves.

• Fifteen per cent of teens who have sent or posted nude or seminude images of themselves said they did so to someone they only knew online. • Thirty-six per cent of teen girls and 39 per cent of teen boys say it’s common for nude or semi-nude photos to get shared with others besides the intended recipient. • Thirty-nine per cent of teens have sent sex-related messages

while 48 per cent have received a sexual text message. • Fifty-one per cent of girls have felt pressured by a boy to send a sexually explicit text, while 18 per cent of boys felt pressured by a girl. • Twenty-three per cent of girls and 24 per cent of boys have felt pressured by friends to send sexual messages. Dr. Diana Garcia, a psychologist with Capital Psychological

in Kanata, said teenagers don’t always make the best choices because their brains don’t fully develop until their mid-twenties. “The adolescent brain, the last part that develops is the frontal lobe – basically the filter,” she said. Parents need to have conversations about the permanency of posts, images and videos that are being sent or put on the web.

“Teach them about potential hazards,” said Garcia. “As long as they’re living in your household, you can monitor (their actions). There’s nothing wrong with setting parameters.” She added it’s important parents are realistic about the types of activities their children may be engaging in. “Be open. Let them know they can come to you even if they’ve made a bad decision.”


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It might not be the fountain of youth but a Kanata resident has been selected to study a protein that could help with the aging process. Nikolai Chepelev, a PhD candidate in biology at Carleton University, left on March 5 for a month to study a protein called Nrf1, which could potentially be a vital player in the aging process and a defence against disease. He is working at the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology with some of the world’s top experts on aging. “I am certain that I will not uncover the fountain of youth over such a short time period,” wrote Chepelev in an email. “However, that could be a good starting point.” He said the first step is to determine is the protein is actually important in aging and age-related diseases, while the second is to learn how scientists can use Nrf1 to achieve healthier aging. “Typically, it takes about 10 years from the point when a protein is found important in human health to the appearance of some chemicals (prototypical drugs) that would undergo clinical trials,” said Chepelev, who was awarded a $2,500 research fellowship by the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine to study at the southern university. The PhD candidate has been studying the protein for close to five years as part of his thesis. He said he’d like to continue his work on the protein once his thesis is completed, and hopes other scientists are drawn to the understudied Nrf1. “When we have more scientific teams working on the same protein, we have bet-

ter chance to achieve positive results to solve real problems,” said Chepelev, who also won a Young Investigator Award for his work on Nrf1 and a travel award for his presentation at the sixth Canadian Oxidative Stress Consortium in Manitoba in 2009. “No one knows why proteins like Nrf1 fail to function properly as we age or get sick. If we did figure this out, it would be a huge scientific discovery.” Chepelev’s supervisor at the university, Bill Willmore, said the student’s work could help find answers to problems associated with multiple diseases, such as cancer chemoprevention and cardiovascular diseases. “Nikolai’s work could lead to breakthroughs in a healthier aging process and find solutions to real-world problems,” said Willmore, an associate professor at Carleton in the Institute of Biochemistry. Chepelev said he’s very grateful for the opportunity given to him to study at the Davis School of Gerontology. “This opportunity means a lot to me. First, it shows me that my research is taken very seriously by the top experts in the field of free radical biology and medicine. Secondly, it would help me to gain a different experience from a very prestigious lab.”

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Residents, tourists can Discover Ottawa via mobile app LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

The city hopes its new mobile app will bolster tourism by helping visitors find things to do when they are in Ottawa. Mayor Jim Watson launched the city’s first official iPhone app, called Discover Ottawa, which will allow tourists (and residents) to look up local information on their mobile phones and mobile devices. Watson used one of the app’s features – a postcard creator – to officially launch Discover Ottawa on March 4. He uploaded a postcard to his Facebook and Twitter social networking accounts to let people know about the app. Postcards are just one of the app’s features. It boasts a bevy of information visitors might find handy, from weather forecasts to flight arrival times, locations of nearby restaurants and shops, photos of the city pulled from online sources and an event listing.

The first version of the app is only compatible with Mac devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The app is available for download from the Apple app store and at www.discoverthecityofottawa.ca. Watson borrowed Coun. Tim Tierney’s (Beacon Hill-Cyrville) personal iPhone to demonstrate the app, because the mayor, and about half of council members, has a Blackberry device that can’t use the version of the app. Versions of the app that will be supported by Blackberry and Android devices won’t be ready for another six months. The app will be updated on an ongoing basis with information about new businesses and events, Watson said. The Discover Ottawa app is a joint effort between the city, Tourism Ottawa and 17 business improvement areas (BIAs), as well as the airport. It was created by Purple Forge, a local developer based in Barrhaven.

“This has very much been a collaborative effort to bring Ottawa into the 21st century,” Watson said. “This places us ahead of the pack in the world.” Tierney, who heads the city’s information technology subcommittee, said although several tourism-related apps were created during the city’s recent Apps4Ottawa contest, Discover Ottawa has been in the works for around a year and it was important to create an app that is bilingual. But Tierney added that he thinks it is important to support the efforts of small, local developers like the people who entered the contest. Tierney said he wants to run another round of the Apps4Ottawa contest soon, and he hopes to put more parameters into place to allow for a stronger business case for the resulting apps. This app cost the city $40,000 to develop, and Watson said there will be more citycreated apps coming down the pipes in the future.

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Information technology subcommittee chair, Coun. Tim Tierney (Beacon Hill-Cyrville) tries out the Discover Ottawa app.

City’s new advertising policy includes naming rights for buildings LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

Want to leave your mark on the City of Ottawa? Under a new plan, you could name a city building, room or structure – for a price. Selling naming rights to city-owned

facilities is just one of the ideas in a new five-year marketing plan that is expected to generate up to $12.7 million in additional revenue for the city over the next five years. The city currently receives about $5.5 million in sponsorships and in-kind donations each year, but a report from city staff

indicates that could be topped up with an additional $3.7 million annually by making some changes. Coun. Maria McRae (River Ward) expressed concern that the plan wouldn’t make as much money as city staff hope. “I don’t want to put out numbers that are too high and create unrealistic expec-

tations,” she said. Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Peter Clark said he was not applauding the program, adding that the potential revenue suggested by city staff didn’t seem like a conservative estimate. NAMING RIGHTS, see 13

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sponded to 49 calls for help from persons in distress, lost or feared drowned. The City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition partners, including the Red Cross, Live Saving Society and

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100 bikes will be available through the Capital BIXI service at 10 stations in the city’s core starting in May. File photo

Scaled-back BIXI program to launch in May LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

Residents and visitors will be able to hop on a bike for free this summer when the National Capital Commission launches a permanent version of its bicycle-sharing program. The Capital BIXI service will make 100 bikes available at 10 stations in the core of the capital region starting in May. As an incentive to get people on the bikes, the service will be free for the first half-hour. “So you can use it for as many half-hours as you want for free as long as you bring it to a docking station and take it out again,” said Marie Lemay, the chief executive of the NCC. After that, it will be $1.50 for each half hour of use. But that’s if you can get your hands on

one of the bikes. The program builds on a pilot project that took place in the summer of 2009. That year, the NCC made 50 bicycles available at four stations from June 8 to Sept. 22. But the full-scale version the NCC will offer this summer will have only twice as many bicycles as it had during the trial run. That’s because the two cities involved with the project, Ottawa and Gatineau, aren’t providing money to buy bicycles or set up stations this year. The NCC originally hoped to launch the bike-share program with 500 bicycles at 50 stations. “One of the choices was to say, ‘Are we all in the same place at the same time?’ which is sometimes difficult in this area,” Lemay said. “So we decided that we’d just go ahead and launch the system, and as soon as the cities are ready to join us, we can add stations and build it up to 50 stations.”

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The All Saints Avalanche won their third-straight city high school boy’s curling championship last week at the Nepean Sportsplex. The Avalanche cruised through the tournament, winning 13-1 in the semifinals and 9-4 over the John Mcrae Bulldogs on March 1. But any celebration over the win was definitely low-key as the team has its eyes set on a bigger prize: the provincial championship. The Avalanche, who won the Ontario Federation of Secondary Schools Athletic Association boys’ curling championship in 2010, will defend their title at the provincial finals in Thunder Bay, Ont. on March 23-26. They hope to become the second team in OFSSA history to win a backto-back high school provincial curling championships since Don Mills Collegiate Institute did it in 1994 and 1995. “I’m excited personally; especially since the provincials are far away in Thunder Bay,” said skip Alex Corm-

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The All Saints Catholic High School boy’s curling team is preparing for the provincials after winning the city high school curling championship for the third time in a row. Above are Quinton Champion-Demers, coach Roger Trahan, Tyler Lyon-Hatcher and, kneeling and holding last year’s provincial plaque, skip Alex Cormier. ier. “We’ve been to the provincials before but it should be strong competition.” The team went 7-1 in regular season play this year, good enough for second place in their conference. The Avalanche is missing two members of last year’s championship team: Brett Lyon-Hatcher and Sean Cormier, who both graduated in June, 2010. But their younger brothers have

stepped in to pick up the slack, with Alex moving from second to skip, Cole Lyon-Hatcher moving to first and his younger brother Tyler (second) joining the team. The Lyon-Hatcher boys’ curling pedigree runs deep, with their grandfather, J.D. Lyon having played for teams Newfoundland and Manitoba. Another Lyon-Hatcher boy is waiting in the wings with Jordi, who plays on the All Saints little rocks team (for grade 7 and 8 students), eligible to play on next year’s varsity boy’s team. Rounding out this year’s team, Quinton Champion-Demers plays lead curler. The Avalanche has a strong team chemistry, said Trahan. “The boys like each other on and off the ice and that’s really important,” he said. The Avalanche also play together on competitive teams at the Huntley Curling Club. “Very seldom do you have four club members on a school team,” said Trahan. “If you have club members you have a chance to go pretty far.”

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Buses operate on revised schedules for March Break OC Transpo bus schedules will be slightly modified during the March Break, which runs from March 14 to 18, when schools are closed and many residents are enjoying a holiday break. Bus service will operate on a reduced weekday schedule to meet the travel needs of transit riders. All school routes numbered in the 600s will not operate. Bus arrival times may be slightly adjusted on certain routes compared to the usual weekday schedule.

During rush hour, most routes will have one or two fewer trips. Transit service to post-secondary institutions and the O-Train schedule will be unchanged. March Break schedules are available at www.octranspo. com. Automated schedule information is also available 24 hours a day, up to six days in advance, by calling 613-560-1000 plus the four-digit bus stop number. For more information and travel planning assistance, call OC Transpo at 613-741-4390 or visit www.octranspo.com.

Young spies invited to Diefenbunker for day camp THE DIEFENBUNKER Children are invited to unleash their inner super spy while learning. As a Bunker Agent, children will learn the art of espionage, develop a disguise for cover, make and break codes, create and use spy gadgets, go on scavenger hunts and take part in many more fun activities. This week-long camp is packed full of hands on spy activities. Children will go undercover for a week at the Diefenbunker and return home having mastered the skills of a real secret agent! Each week has a different theme, so don’t hesitate to sign up for more than one week! The cost is $125 per child for the entire week or $30 per day. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and space is limited.

Completed and signed registration form is required to confirm your child’s participation in the camp. Before and after care can be provided at an additional cost. For more information or to register, you can download the registration form on our website and e-mail Christine McGuire, education and volunteer manager at spycamp@diefenbunker. ca or call (613) 839-0007 ext 223. Themes and dates: • March 14 to 18: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.- The Art of Espionage(ages 7 to 12) • March 14: Making and Breaking Codes • March 15: Master of Disguise • March 16: Alternate forms of communication (the art of espionage) • March 17: Science behind Spying

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BLAZERS ON FIRE Brian Laight (16) of the Kanata Blazers midget team hustles back to help out in front of his own net against the Kemptville Panthers during tournament action in Arnprior on March 5. The Blazers beat the Panthers 4-1 and then went on to win the tournament 7-1 against the Arnprior Packers.

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Bridlewood student wins challenge three years running JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

Aditya Mohan stood on stage at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax to receive his award last week. It wasn’t for sports, but for his painting of Poundmaker, a Plains Cree chief, for the 2010-11 Mathieu da Costa Challenge. “This outdoor ceremony was on the same stage where the Canada Games had their events going on,” said the Grade 8 student from Bridlewood Community Elementary School. “It was pretty exciting knowing we were on the same stage.” The Mathieu da Costa Challenge is an annual artwork and writing contest open to youth age nine to 18. The focus of the contest is to have students research and share their findings about the contributions people of Aboriginal, African and other cultures have made to Canada. The contest winners had a chance to watch the winter games and visit vari-

ous landmarks around the Maritime province from Feb. 19 to 20. Aditya said he chose to draw Poundmaker after coming across the name last year when he researched Louis Riel for his written entry for the Mathieu da Costa Challenge – which also won the young Kanata Lakes resident an award. “I stumbled across his name last year after doing Louis Riel,” said Aditya. “He was a very colourful person.” His painting is done in oils, with flags of different countries connected like puzzle pieces to form a frame. Each detail in the painting has a meaning behind it, with different symbols representing Aboriginal people, peace, equality and unity. “He sacrificed his own health for what he thought would be the betterment of Canada and his people,” said Aditya. He first entered the challenge in 2008, winning an award for best artwork for his piece featuring Mathieu Da Costa acting as an intermediary between an Aboriginal man standing by a lake in front of a mountain range and a French

settler standing in front of a ship. In 2009-10, he won the Mathieu Da Costa Parks Canada Award for his written entry, A Life Dedicated: Louis Riel. He credits his teacher, Helen Nowell, who taught him in Grade 6 at John Young Elementary School. “The first time I participated was when Ms. Nowell was my teacher; she introduced it to me,” said Aditya. “I just got encouraged to do more and more.” Aditya’s parents, Monika Kumari and Dinesh Mohan, are very proud of their son. “We are his biggest fans,” said Kumari. “We’ve been encouraging him for art and he’s really grown in that area. You can see the progression he’s made from 2008 to 2010. I think it’s really wonderful.” Aditya said he enjoys art as a hobby and will likely enter the contest every year, but he wants to focus on math and science in school. “I’ll try every year,” he said. “(But) right now my focus is more on academics.”

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Bridlewood student Aditya Mohan travelled to Halifax during the Canada Winter Games to receive an award for his submission to the 2010-11 Mathieu da Costa Challenge.

Cross-Canada Christian comedy tour comes to Kanata LELAND KLASSEN Canada’s clean comedian Leland Klassen will be in Kanata on March 27 at the Kanata Bap-

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ROBYN PEKARCHUK Fancy a funny bone-tickling? Come enjoy a laugh with Kanata Theatre as its latest production, the zany British farce Cash on Delivery, opens on March 22. The play, written by Michael Cooney and directed by Rosemary Keneford, stars Eric Swan (Brooke Keneford) who is unemployed and discovers he can benefit from collecting fictitious tenants’ support cheques as a fulltime job. He comes upon the situation haphazardly after being sent a social security benefit cheque on behalf of a former tenant. After cashing it in he realizes he could create made-up tenants with various ailments and disabilities and collect their cheques as well. Everything seems to be going fine until Eric’s conscience gets the best of him and he realizes he can’t continue the charade of being unemployed to his wife, Linda (Jenefer Haynes).

He decides to cancel the cheques the same day an inspector, Mr. Jenkins (Barry Caiger), shows up and investigates a prior tenants’ case. Mayhem ensues as everything starts to unfold and other characters, such as Uncle George (Lionel King) and Norman (Dwayne Aylward), an actual tenant, get involved. Rosemary said she really enjoys working on comedies, especially British farces. “It’s not just about acting in a farce, you have to choreograph it,” she said. “There are moves and in-and-out timing that are very important. Staging a farce is similar to performing a wellrehearsed dance.” Lead actor and husband to the director, Brooke, agrees with the importance of mastering the physical and verbal comedic timing in a farce. “The roles of both Eric and Norman are big roles full of one-liner jokes; the set up for the jokes has to be right on for the audience to get them.”

The cast for Cash on Delivery includes many veterans of Kanata Theatre, some with over 30 years experience. “Being part of an ensemble with so much experience is a very enviable position to be in and I have really enjoyed my time with them,” said Aylward, who plays the innocent tenant Norman who gets dragged into the comedic mayhem. Rosemary said she feels humbled by her extraordinary cast. “Everyone at Kanata Theatre is a volunteer and I am honoured by how dedicated they are.” Come and join a great cast for a hilarious farce as Cash on Delivery runs from March 22 to March 26 and from March 29 to April 2. All shows start at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 each. Student Rush Seats are available for $5 after 5 p.m. on the day of each performance, subject to availability of seats. A valid student pass must be presented at the box office to purchase tickets.

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Kim Knapp began a dog rescue organization in 2009 after friends told her about the number of large dogs being put down due to a lack of space and resources. “Basically we rescue, we rehabilitate and adopt out dogs that are sitting in high-kill shelters,” she said. “I started to see the growing need as people are discarding animals. We’re trying to educate people about proper ownership, spaying and neutering. People who think there’s no alternative to behavioral issues except to dump them in a shelter.” Small dogs are adopted more quickly, said Knapp, so she created the Friendly Giants Dog Rescue to help find foster and adoptive homes for large and giant-breed dogs. “Large and giants are usually the first on the euthanasia list,” said

Knapp, who’s been involved with rescue groups for 20 years. “They sometimes only have 72 hours to get out of the shelter before they’re put to death.” The rescue is based out of Ottawa and Sarnia, Ont., but there is no physical shelter. Instead, Knapp relies on foster families to house the rescue dogs until they’re adopted. Katimavik resident Brenda Doughty has been fostering an American bulldog-mastiff mix and is in the process of adopting the one-year-old pooch after finding the dog’s listing on kijiji. ca. “Because of his medical condition they wanted to have me foster him until we were aware of how much medical attention he would need,” said Doughty, who took up fundraising initiatives for the rescue after becoming a foster home. The rescue pays for all the medi-

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Community leaders given accolades JENNIFER MCINTOSH jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

The Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) awarded four residents for their work in the community at an awards gala on March 1. The gala, held at the Centurion Conference Centre in Nepean was the third annual ceremony for the Ottawa Community Awards of Excellence (OCAE). Kanata resident and retired physics teacher at Bell High School Charanjit Wadehra said he was proud to be named in the “heroes among us,” category. “I feel very good about it,” he said.

Wadehra immigrated to Canada in 1968 and started teaching that year. He still works as a supply teacher and loves it. “The kids are so great and physics is such an interesting subject, it’s the one thing that always applies to your life,” he said. Wadehra, a self-proclaimed handyman said he has never sent anything in his home out to be fixed. “Well now that I am 77, my wife won’t let me fix the car myself anymore,” he said. But his age hasn’t slowed him down at all. OCISO, see 25

Rescue in need of foster homes FRIENDLY GIANTS, from 23 The rescue and foster homes assess each dog for temperament and behavior – if the dog is good around children, if it’s skittish or if it likes a lot of attention – and then each dog is given a profile on the rescue’s website, kijiji.ca and usedottawa.com. Sometimes, as in Doughty’s case, the foster family becomes the adoptive family. It can take months to find dogs a home and in that time period the family becomes attached and can’t bear to part with the animal, she said. The rescue has about 30 dogs available for adoption between the Ottawa and Sarnia branch. In 2009, 35 dogs found homes. Last year, that number rose to 140. “This year we’ve already ad-

opted out 40 to 50 dogs and we’re only in February,” said Knapp, who just held a meet and greettype fundraiser at Dogs at Camp, which is located 20 minutes west of Kanata. Families were able to come out and meet dogs up for adoption. “(We) thought it would be a great idea to hold an event where people could come meet all the dogs in one place,” said Knapp. Five dogs found homes through the event, said Doughty, and some applications are still pending. Knapp added that the rescue is in need of foster homes in the Ottawa area. “There’s a never ending supply of dogs but finding good committed foster homes is a big deal,” she said. “We’re really

desperate for foster homes.” Friendly Giants will be at the Rideau Carleton Raceway on the first Sunday of every month for its flea market. “We’re going to have a little booth to talk to people if they have questions,” said Doughty, who added they’ll be selling things like t-shirts and have profiles of dogs waiting to be adopted. The rescue is also putting on a dinner and dance to help raise funds on June 25. Ticket prices and information for the event will be posted on the website in the near future, said Doughty. For more information on Friends Giants Dog Rescue, visit the website at www.friendlygiantsdogrescue.com or email f r i e n d lyg i a n t s d o g re s c u e @ gmail.com.

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GOLDEN OLDIES The Geriatric Jazz Band put on a rousing performance on Friday, March 5 at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre. Anyone who plays an instrument is invited to join when the band gets together to jam on Fridays at 1 p.m., sing along in the crowd or just sit back and enjoy the tunes.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11 Soup for your Soul! Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 McCurdy Dr., warmly invites you to a time of worship and fellowship during Lent. Worship and lunch at 12:10 p.m. and continues every Friday through Lent, until April 15th. For more information about the lunches or our Easter services, call 613-836-1429.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 Canadian Celiac Association Ottawa Chapter nutritional meeting. Learn about the diet, the alternative flours, and how to stay healthy. Starts at 7:15 p.m. Riverside Churches of Ottawa, 3191 Riverside Dr. More info: celiac@magma.ca or 613-786-1335.

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Join IODE, Walter Baker Chapter - Women Who Make a Difference. IODE will meet on at 1 p.m. Women of all ages are invited to attend and learn about volunteer work with IODE. For more information, please visit our website at www.iodewalterbaker.weebly.com or call Sue Ellwood at 613-591-0136.

For the 2011 season, the Nepean Minor Lacrosse Association will run a girls only program at the novice/peewee (birth year 1999-2002) and bantam/midget (birth year 1995-1998) levels. The program’s purpose is to introduce girls to lacrosse through weekly practices and games. The girls program will run twice per week (dates and times to be determined) from mid-April to the end of the school year.

WHAT TO BRING TO REGISTRATION:

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

• All players require a parent’s or guardian’s signature.

Learn about various wireless devices at the Kanata Seniors Centre mobile computing seminar. Starts at 10 a.m. 2500 Campeau Dr. Call 613-599-4480 for registration.

Please note that all players in the girls program cannot participate in the boys house league program. In the event not enough girls register for a girls only program; players can elect to play in the mixed (boys and girls) house league program or receive a full refund.

• A note to those registering children other than their own: the registrant’s parent or guardian must sign the registration form.

• New players will need a photocopy of the player’s birth certificate to accompany registration. Please note: have a photocopy ahead of time as there will be no copying service available at the registration locations.

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The Nepean Knights Minor Lacrosse Association represents all communities $50 Value! west of the Rideau River/ Preston St. including Ottawa West, Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Richmond and Carleton Place through to Arnprior. REGISTER FOR LACROSSE THIS SUMMER. THE FASTEST GAME ON TWO FEET!

Sunday, 13 Mar, 2011 Goulbourn Rec Centre 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Sunday, 20 Mar, 2011 Barbara Ann Scott Arena 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Sunday, 27 Mar, 2011 Nepean Sportsplex 11:00 am to 2:00 pm LATE REGISTRATION* Saturday, 2 April, 2011 Barrhaven Source for Sports 10:00 am to 1:00 pm * $15 late registration fees apply

GOOD FOOD BOX PROGRAM The Ottawa Good Food Box is a non-profit program to buy fresh fruits and vegetables once a month. This is available to everyone. The cost for a small box is $10, medium box $15, and $20 for a large box. Boxes also contain a newsletter with nutritional information, recipes and cooking tips. For more info and to order please call the distribution site Kanata Community Christian Reformed Church, 46 Castlefrank Rd. 613- 8317458 or 613-860-6767 and check the website at www.ottawagoodfoodbox.ca.

RAIN BARREL SALE The members of Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carleton encourage all homeowners to use rain barrels to collect rainwater for use in the garden – this is a good gardening practice with both environmental and financial benefits. Orders are now being taken for an April 17, pickup date. Cost $55. For an excellent deal on rain barrels order and pay on-line by going to www.rainbarrel.ca/ottawacarleton. To order and prepay by cheque, download the order form and follow the instructions http://mgottawamgoi.ca/mgocrainbarrelorderform.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Meals on Wheels (Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre) needs some assistance with their Meals on Wheels Program. They are looking for volunteers to help deliver meals even once a month for a couple of hours. If you are interested, please contact Marie Hogan at 613-8293513 ext. 18 or by email at hogan@communityresourcecentra.ca.

REUNION PARTY Earl of March Secondary School is looking for alumni to attend our 40th reunion on May 14, 2011. Please contact eom40th@gmail.com if you are interested.

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is offering a series of workshops between March 15 and March 31 to help participants decode nutrition labels. To check out the dates or to register visit ottawa.ca/ health, email nutrition@ottawa. ca or call 613-580-6744, ext. 23403. By reading labels, making your own meals and snacks at home and eating out less often, you can reduce the amount of sodium in your diet. A diet high

gether as a family to encourage healthier habits. OPH has many quick and easy recipes available online at ottawa.ca/health/nutrition. OPH can also connect organizations and groups with a Community Food Advisor who gives presentations and demonstrations for budget and cooking with kids. For more information visit ottawa.ca/health/nutrition.

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March is Nutrition Month across Canada and while itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always important to eat right, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) wants to remind residents of the following tips and resources available to make eating right a little easier. One of the first steps toward healthier food choices is to read nutrition labels. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why OPH

email from a registered dietitian. Call EatRight Ontario at 1-877510-5102 or visit eatrightontario. ca to get answers on your nutrition questions. Preparing your own meals can be much healthier and is less expensive than buying convenience and takeout foods. A nutritious meal contains foods from at least three of the four food groups in Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Guide. Eat to-

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Sunday Worship Services begin at 10am Nursery, C-KIDS, Youth Ministries, Life Groups

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Pastors Ken Roth, Jimmy Ruggiero 5660 Flewellyn Rd., Stittsville 613-831-1024

WORSHIP 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:15AM BIBLE STUDY 9:30AM Tel: Tel:592-1546 592-1546 E-mail: E-mail:pastor@christrisen.com pastor@christrisen.com

Growing, Serving, Celebrating Sunday Sunday 9:00am: Worship Service, Nursery, Sunday School PASTOR A. DUMMITT

465 Hazeldean Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 613-836-3145

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2031 MAIN STREET STITTSVILLE â&#x20AC;˘ 613-831-7207 Sun 10:00 am Sunday School & Adult classes Sun 11:00 am Worship Service Sun 6:00 pm Celebration Service Wed. 7:30 pm Bible Study Sat 7:30 am Prayer www.stittsvilleupc.com 283594

- Rev. Colin N. McKenzie, Sr. Pastor - Rev. Carlo De Vito, Pastor of Family Ministries Sunday 10:00am Bible Classes for people of all ages

11am Worship Service with Nursery & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry 6:15pm Evening Service with a focus on music & teaching email: fellowshipbaptistchurch@bellnet.ca www.kanatafellowship.com

BRIDLEWOOD BIBLE CHAPEL

KANATA BAPTIST CHURCH Pastors: Jonathan Mills , Bob Davies & Doug Ward

10:00 AM CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP

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Please join us at 110 McCurdy Drive, 836-1429, www.trinitykanata.ca

Sunday Service 9:00 am & 11:15 am

Pastor: Rev. Richard J. Trenholm 990 Teron Road, Kanata, ON 613-592-1213

FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

11:00am Worship Service, Nursery

KANATA PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

85 Leacock Drive Pastor: Rev. Louis Natzke

20 YOUNG ROAD KANATA â&#x20AC;˘ 613-836-1001 www.stpaulshk.org

Pastor Shaun Seaman, Youth Pastor Adam Janes

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St. Paul's Anglican Church

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Seventh-Day Adventist Church

A New Testament Church 465 Eagleson Road (also entrance off Palomino) 11 am Family Bible Hour (Nursery Available) Sunday School 6:30 pm Evening Bible Hour www.bridlewoodbiblechapel.ca 613-591-8514

(Biblical, Evangelical, Charismatic)

Holiday Inn & Suites 101 Kanata Avenue Sunday Morning: 10 am

613-447-7161 info@libertychurch.ca www.libertychurch.ca

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SATURDAY SERVICES

Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church

SABBATH SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES 9:15AM WORSHIP SERVICE 11:00 AM SERVING KANATA AND STITTSVILLE PASTOR: FLOYD SPENCE 85 LEACOCK DRIVE, KANATA (THE CHRIST RISEN LUTHERAN CHURCH)

44 Rothesay Drive, Kanata, ON, K2L 2X1

613-836-1764

Email: parish@holyredeemer.ca Website: www.holyredeemer.ca

Pastor: Rev. Pierre Champoux â&#x20AC;&#x153;In truth, religion is a radiant light and an impregnable stronghold for the protection and welfare of the peoples of the world.â&#x20AC;? All Are Welcome to Participate: (1) attend a meeting, call 613-836-7419 (2) listen to a recording, call: 1-613-742-8250 (3) visit www.bahai-ottawa.org

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9 am & 11 am

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Sunday Worship Services

140 Abbeyhill Dr., Kanata Rev. Brian Copeland

Saturday 5:00pm Sunday 9:00am & 11:00am Mon,Wed,Thurs,Fri 8:30am Tuesday 6:45pm 15 Steeple Hill Cres., Nepean, ON 613-591-1135 www.stpatricks.nepean.on.ca

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2 Stonehaven Dr. at Eagleson Road Sunday 10:00 A.M. Worship Service Nursery provided

St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FallowďŹ eld Roman Catholic Church

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Pastors: Al MacMillan Keith MacAskill

Parish Mission Statement The Holy Redeemer Parish Community lives the Way, the Truth and the Life by reaching out with the Good News to Welcome, to Serve and to Care.

Sunday Mass Times: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Weekday Masses Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 a.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m

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