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The iconic Canadian book that made it into space has now secured a spot at the Library and Archives Canada. Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk brought a copy of The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier on his six-month mission to the International Space Station in 2009, to experience “188 days of weightlessness,” as Thirsk described it. Fitting that a book idolizing Richard “The Rocket” Richard took a ride on a real rocket, thanks to Thirsk. On June 13, Thirsk handed over his beloved copy to the Library and Archives Canada in front of students from the Roch Carrier Elementary School in Bridlewood. As for bringing The Hockey Sweater into space, Thirsk said it was a no brainer. He fell in love with the story as an adolescent, and introduced it to his three children when they were old enough. Reading is an important part of his family, Thirsk said, and of his everyday life as well. “Astronaut training is a little like drinking from a fire hose,” he said, meaning there is a lot of information to take in over a short period of time. “We can’t do our job if we don’t have reading skills,” he said. Thirsk shared stories and video footage about his time in space, including being able to spot forest fires and having to call Earth to alert them.
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he Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It’s a common cause, a united battle against a disease that has touched all of our lives. Hundreds of people will once again participate in this year’s Relay for Life at Walter Baker Park in Kanata on June 17 to 18. The Brookstreet Cancer Supporters alone have raised $24,000 this year. Donna Peplinskie, a payroll administrator at the Brookstreet Hotel, said she expects this weekend’s walk to be very emotional. She is looking forward to walking the survivor’s victory lap during this year’s Relay for Life. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, which is the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in
Canada, contributed $49.5 million to fund hundreds of research projects in the country across a broad range of disciplines and types of cancer. Canadian Cancer Societyfunded research has led to major advances in knowledge about this disease. This knowledge has led to improved treatments for cancer with fewer side effects, to more sophisticated methods of detecting cancer earlier and to information about how to prevent cancer. The foundation is now in place for the current generation of researchers to do more for cancer research than any other generation before it. The next 10 to 20 years of cancer research hold great promise. This organization is a national, community-based group of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the
enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. The society is key in many roles including research, advocacy, promotion of healthy lifestyles and strategies and provinding information about care and treatment while supporting families of those striken with the disease. The society has 170,000 volunteers across Canada. It is thanks to these generous people, who work in partnership with approximately 1,200 dedicated staff, that the Canadian Cancer Society enjoys such a strong presence throughout the country. Participants in events like the Relay for Life are a big part of this success story. It’s because of you and the fundraising you do, that huge steps are being taken in this world-wide fight.
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lection season and construction season merge once again with the announcement that the province will spend a ton of money to make things easier on the Queensway. Who knows? It might work. Mostly it hasn’t. The creation of more lanes leads to the creation of more cars and a quick return to the congestion that began it all. It can only be a pipe dream in this age when people are driven by cars, but wouldn’t it be nice if that kind of money — $200 million this time — could be spent on light rail and buses. These thoughts are occasioned by a week in Toronto, a vastly different city but with some conditions that should be familiar to us. Spending some time there, mostly on foot, gives you a useful perspective on getting around in the city. First, any city is better if you don’t have to drive in it. Toronto’s network of subways, buses and streetcars takes the strain out of getting around the city. If you can walk a few blocks, public transit will get you at least close to where you want to go. You save the big parking fees and the mental anguish that go with driving a car in that city.
CHARLES GORDON Funny Town We don’t have public transit like that. Ours is not bad for getting from a suburb into downtown. But you wouldn’t want to spend a day trying to hit all the Ottawa high spots — the National Gallery, Carleton, U of O, Rockcliffe, the Newport and the Prescott — by bus. Mind you, not all of Toronto is that well served either. If you live within reach of the subway, you’re fine, but many don’t. It has been observed, rather ominously, that the people most likely to vote for Rob Ford, the ultraconservative winner in Toronto’s 2010 mayoralty race, were those who lived in areas with the worst public transit. In Ottawa, an ultra-conservative could pick up quite a few votes, using that criterion. But transit isn’t taken that seriously here, especially po-
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public transit people. If you don’t want people to drive in Ottawa, what alternatives are you going to give them? Oh, right: a tunnel under downtown. Do you we (a) really think that’s going to happen? or (b) really think that’s going to solve everything? Good public transit, which most of Toronto has, is not only about getting to work and back. It is also about getting to the store and back, getting to the hockey game and back, getting from the museum to the shopping centre and over to the supermarket before heading home. It would be worth a lot more than $200 million to have that here.
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To the editor, Your June 7 article “Palliative care needs to be part of the transformation of healthcare” did a great job outlining the Champlain Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) view that expanding palliative care services is a key priority for strengthening our health care system. However, your coverage may have left readers with the impression that Ottawa’s acute-care hospitals - The Ottawa Hospital, Queensway-Carleton and Montfort - are falling short on their mandates. Indeed the opposite is true, as I pointed out to the Friends of Hospice. Our acute care hospitals are getting ever better at what they were originally designed to do - intervene with high-quality care to help people who are acutely ill or have been injured. Procedures that once required weeklong hospital stays have become day surgeries, and some hospitalizations are avoided altogether through medication. People in our region appreciate the service they receive in these hospitals; 91 per cent rate their care as good or better. What these hospitals were not designed to do is to provide ongoing care and support for people who are dealing with an ongoing chronic disease or are simply aging. The objective of the LHIN is to work with local providers to develop local solutions to our health care challenges. For an aging population, that means more
services to help seniors stay as healthy and independent and in their own homes as long as possible. That’s why the LHIN has made major investments in expanding home care services, developing new assisted living spaces, opening new long-term care beds, improving chronic-disease management programs and expanding other community-based services. A similar issue exists at end of life. The vast majority of people don’t want to die in hospital - and don’t need to. In fact, Champlain LHIN Board of Directors, now headed by Dr. Wilbert Keon, has approved a palliative care strategy that includes expanding the reach of services like those provided by Friends of Hospice. I remain very optimistic about the future of our health care system. It is adapting to the changing needs of the population and is always looking at ways to improve its own effectiveness. A good example is technology. As Dale Potter, chief information officer of The Ottawa Hospital has said, health care lags up to 10 years behind other sectors in its administrative use of technology. The LHIN is working closely with all of our local providers to make progress in this area. Residents of Champlain region should be reassured to know that we are lucky to have committed, passionate and skilled people working in all domains of health care. Alex Munter, Chief executive officer Champlain Local Health Integration Network ***
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Soccer club not engaging membership To the editor, I have been repeatedly hearing a comment from many soccer families that they are not voting for the West Ottawa Soccer Pepsi Refresh effort because they are angry at the direction WOS has taken. While there are plenty of reasons to be upset at WOS around the level (or lack) of consultation and the seemingly my-way-or-the-highway approach, there is no value in not supporting this effort.
Not voting is not good. I feel that the club’s failure to get the vote out to date is a failure to fully engage the membership and build a sense of involvement. By taking actions such as limiting participation in the selection of the club’s crest to a few people and holding a poorly defined passive invitation to help determine the competitive team name, they have failed to create ownership in the club beyond a small number of people. In fact, the club is creating a strong feeling of exclusion. That exclusion has meant that every email encouraging people to vote has been viewed as spam and an abuse of peoples’ privacy rather than a call to action. So if you are feeling excluded, ignored, and generally (angry) at WOS, I encourage you to vote for the Pepsi Refresh in earnest. The further we move the initiative towards success the more the club
leadership will get the message that a little more respect and engagement is the way to build a successful club. Show your anger, send a message, and get out and vote. Andrew Pope President Kanata Soccer ***
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To the editor, On June 8, the March Rural Community Association, recognized Trinity Development Group as being a good corporate citizen in this community. The community association has followed both the development of the now named “Trinity Common” on March Road and the restoration of the March House Restaurant since their formative stages when it was rural and has been most impressed with what Trinity has done with both projects. Particularly noteworthy was the excellence that Trinity put into restoring the March House Your Vacuum Cleaner Headquarters to its former glory. www.vacshack.ca Trinity has done this restoration in a really first-class manner. Similarly, our association had requested that Trinity design its shopping plaza in such a way that We service all Central Vacuum Systems it would reflect the historic character of South March village .
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208 Kedey St., Fitzroy Harbour Wonderful 4 bedrm Cape Cod home, 99’ x 219’ lot on cul-de-sac & short walk to nature trails, beach, corner store & catholic elementary school, built in 1978 & pampered by original owner, new propane furnace 2010, roof reshingled, some newer windows, 1.5 baths, main ﬂr laundry, 2 car garage has access to main level & basement, recrm. $289,900
117 Craig Lea Drive, Carp Incredible 4 bedroom home with massive & private 0.69 acre cul-de-sac lot next to park, newly renovated ensuite, huge room sizes, beautiful living & dining rms, main ﬂr famrm with natural gas ﬁreplace open to huge updated eat-in kitchen, inground pool, partly ﬁnished basement, walk to arena, school, churches & village amentities! $499,900
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Mark your calendar!! I am pleased to be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Trade Show & Community Garage Sale at the Royal Canadian Legion at 377 Allbirch Road in Constance Bay on Saturday, June 18th from 8.00 am until noon. 50 Acres! Development Land! 1490 Murphy Side Rd., Rural Kanata Approximately 50 acres of potential development land at the corner of Murphy Side Road and Marchurst Road in close proximity to upscale estate subdivisions like Vance’s Farm, Whitemarsh Estates and Ravenview Estates. $795,000
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To the editor, My husband and I would like to thank all our neighbours in the Belleview Heights area for helping us find our errant cat, Tango. Last summer she stayed pretty close to home; but this summer she apparently has decided to exploreâ€”teenage wanderlust! She seems to have discovered that the world is full of human friends just waiting to be met! Iâ€™d also like to suggest to all readers to be watchful for curious cats who might get trapped in their garages. Again, many thanks! Susan Joss Kanata
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CARP - $1,398,000 Grand 5Bed, 6Bth, Estate home on 4.73acre treed lot in Historic Elmwood. Incls. Finished LL, Hot tub, 4+car garage w/workshop & room for rec. vehicles. ~10 min to Kanata Centrum & Scotiabank Pl.
RURAL KANATA - $969,900 Custom home on 2.27 acres w/ over 4300sq.ft. + ďŹ n. LL. 4Bed, 6Bths (4 ensuites), Gourmet kit. w/BI appls, oversized deck, interlock, gazebo, pond & 3car garage. Bed2/inlaw suite. ~10min. to Kanata Centrum
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Trinity responded with an excellent creation of a â€œcommonâ€? of village stores. Over the years our community association has had many frustrations dealing with developers who appear to not listen to or show an interest in the community in which they are building, so we were both surprised and pleased with Trinity Development Group for their efforts to create a development that blends into and enhances our neighbourhood. For this reason, our president, Judy Makin, presented to Stewart Watson, project manager, Trinity Development thanking the developer. Bob Gregory March Rural Community Association
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The Dunrobin Dames hope to win another gold medal in this year’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, to be held this weekend, from June 17 to 19 at Mooney’s Bay.
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The Dunrobin Dames are pulling for another gold medal win at this year’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival to be held at Mooney’s Bay on June 17 to 19. Officially they’re called a team of recreational paddlers. These Dames come from all walks of life: housewives, grandmothers, teachers, business owners, doctors and an emergency room nurse. But when they step into a boat and grip their oars, these recreational paddlers transform into a competitive force on the water. “They’re absolutely ruthless out there,” said Will Moizer, the team’s steersperson – the person who steers the boat. “They’re out to win.” The Dames have a long history of collecting medals at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, including two golds in the girls and women in sport category. The Dames, who hail from West Carleton, Kanata and other parts of western Ottawa, range in age from 20 to 60-plus years old and train twice a week at the Ottawa River Canoe Club in the months leading up to the dragon boat festival. “We’ve got two grandmothers in the boat and we routinely beat the RCMP (team),” said Moizer, who has been with the Dames during the team’s 10year history. The other teams may have younger and stronger paddlers,
but they can’t match the Dames’ work ethic, he added. “You know if you’re going to join that boat, you’re going to work hard,” said Moizer. Of course, the Dames have a few aces up their sleeves. The team is coached by Bevan Schmidt, a former national dragon boat paddler and his wife, L.A., who once rowed for Team Canada, and who is one of the Dames’ strongest paddlers. “We get world-class coaching for our team,” said Moizer. “It’s the secret sauce.” SCHMIDTS From 2004-08, Bevin and L.A. competed on the Canadian national team in the world dragon boat championships – considered the Olympics of dragon boat racing in a sport relatively new to North America. “I have a few medals from the national team I’m pretty proud of both as steersman and as an athlete,” said L.A. The Dunrobin woman won the Ontario Female Coach of the Year Award in 1991 and has coached paddle sports for the Rideau Canoe Club and Canadian national teams. In 2007 she coached the national junior girls’ team at the world championships in Barcelona, Spain. The Schmidts started ORCC in 2001, a club nestled close to the YWCA-YMCA camp and the Kanata Sailing Club, located on the edge of the Ottawa River. The Schmidts said they want-
ed to introduce the sport – more popular in eastern Ottawa – to the western part of the city. Since then, it has become the perfect incubator for young paddling talent to hone their skills at the club, which is located at 1610 Sixth Line Rd., just north of Kanata. The paddling sports include sprint kayak and canoe with long, tippy and slender boats; marathon canoe; outrigger canoeing (ocean canoes used in Hawaii, familiar to anyone who has watched the television series Magnum PI) – a new and up-and-coming sport in western Ottawa; and finally dragon boating. The Ottawa River Canoe Club was one of the first organizations to feature a ladies-only team – the Dames, which has evolved from a group of newbiepaddlers to regular contenders for a gold medal at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Dragon boating is relatively new to Canada and the U.S. but is an ancient sport in China. The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, a tradition that goes back 2,400 years, is a fertility rite performed to guarantee good crops. Boats shaped from head to tail like a Chinese dragon, powered by a team of 20 paddlers, work as a team to maintain a rhythmic stroke to the beat of a drummer at the front and are guided by a steerperson to the rear. They compete in 200-metre, 500-metre and 1000-metre regattas.
Dragon-boat paddlers sit in the boat, in a style similar to the canoe; they can paddle more than 70 strokes per minute and the boats can move across the water at speeds of more than four metres per second. DUKES AND DAMES L.A. has been a Dunrobin Dame since the recreational club was first created a decade ago. She said the success of the women’s-team spurred some conversation among the ladies’ significant others. “The husbands of the wives (said) they wanted to do that, too,” said L.A. “That’s how the Dukes and the Dames grew.” There were also too many women who wanted to row with the Dames, leading to the creation of a men’s and women’s mixed team, called the Dunrobin Dukes and Dames. The Dukes and Dames will be competing in the mixed category at the dragon boat festival. Both teams usually pull off their best races of the year at the Ottawa event, said L.A. “I really look forward to just (our) really-small 10-year club coming into the city – because we’re looked upon as country folk – and just doing our absolute best,” she said. “I’m excited to see what kind of medal we can get.” The Dukes and Dames are hoping to make it into the Top40 at the festival, said Bevan. “I think the Dames will be
very competitive,” he added. “They’ll be gunning for another medal for sure.” FUNDRAISER The Ottawa River Canoe Club has turned into a magnet for Kanata-based teams and athletes preparing for the annual dragon boat festival. The Ottawa Sea Lions and the Draggin’ Docs, two of the topfundraising teams in the festival last year, both practice at the Ottawa River Canoe Club. The Sea Lions, a team of female Jewish paddlers, raised $24,864 last year. And every year, The Draggin’ Docs, a team of female doctors from all areas of medicine, including family doctors, and obstetricians, are among the top fundraising teams at the festival. In 2011, the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation will support seven charities: the Ottawa Senators Foundation/Project STEP, CHEO Foundation, the Bruyere Foundation, ArtsSmarts, Ottawa Humane Society, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research and the Debra Dynes Family House. The festival aims to raise $350,000 this year – it has raised more than $10 million since the event first started in 1993 – and asks all its participants to raise the money by gathering pledges. For more information about the festival, please visit the website: www.dragonboat.net.
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It’s time for the city to give up on putting a light-rail line on the Ottawa River Parkway, the National Capital Commission says. The riverside corridor is one of three options the city is considering for a future extension of the city’s LRT line, and it is the cheapest route – but a letter the NCC recently sent to city officials told the city to move on and consider other options. “…based on the information received, the Ottawa River Parkway corridor does not constitute the optimal solution for light rail in satisfying its capital building objectives,” states the letter to the city from François Lapointe. The letter, dates June 3, goes on to say that the NCC feels it cannot recommend that its board of directors consider allowing the city to use the parkway, which is owned by the NCC. But the deputy city manager fired back days later, urging the NCC to wait until the city’s study of the options is completed. Nancy Schepers said the NCC has an obligation to follow through with its commitment to the environmental assessment study process before it gives the parkway corridor the thumbs down. The NCC agreed to the terms of the environmental assessment, which included a look at the Parkway, and staff from the federal agency sit on the core study team. One of the points Schepers highlighted
in her letter is the fact that the city’s transit planning documents list the Ottawa River Parkway as a primary paid transit corridor, while the two other options – rail along Carling Avenue, or on the Byron/ Richmond corridor – are considered supplementary transit corridors (which could include bus paid transit, like the Transitway). But the western LRT study is re-thinking that long-term transit planning by including the possibility for rail along Carling or Byron/Richmond. At a public meeting in November of 2010, many residents said they preferred the Carling option because it would be closer to a higher population of potential riders and more destinations. The parkway option was criticized because it would take up valuable green space and would be located too far away from where people live; however, it would be the cheapest and easiest route to construct. The city currently pays about $712,000 each year for the privilege of running OC Transpo buses along the Ottawa River Parkways as part of the Transitway network. In her letter, Schepers states that the city will continue to share the results of the ongoing study with the NCC and looks forward to “continuing a fruitful collaboration with the NCC on this important project.” Construction on the western LRT line wouldn’t start until after the downtown tunnel is completed after 2018.
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Countless hours are donated by the seven main volunteers who organize the Canada Day in Kanata event each year. July 1st can see them put in a 20hour day. “On July 1, it’s easily a 20-hour day – seriously,” said Diane McNulty, programming and media development co-ordinator. “We are on-site at 7 a.m. and don’t go home until 2 or 3 a.m. And then we’re back on site for 8 a.m. to do postevent clean up. “Then I think we sleep for two days straight.” As soon as one year’s event is finished, the committee begins planning and preparing for the following year. “It starts almost as soon as the last event ends,” said Michele Green, sponsorship co-ordinator and past president of the event. “The bulk of the activity starts in March.” Green started working on the event in 2004, the first time the event wasn’t funded by the city. That year, there was no Canada Day in Kanata celebration.
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John Gooch can add another award to his long list of honours. The 86-year-old Glen Cairn man was presented with the Mayor’s City Builder Award by Mayor Jim Watson and Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley at Ottawa City Council on Wednesday, June 8. The award was presented in recognition of Gooch’s tireless volunteer work on behalf of veterans and community organizations over several decades. “It’s a real privilege to accept such a thing. I never had any idea I’d get anything like that,” said Gooch. “Anything I’ve ever done is because I’ve wanted to it. “It’s nice to receive a thank you but it’s not necessary.” The Mayor’s City Builder Award is a civic honour created by Mayor Jim Watson to recognize individuals or groups who have helped make Ottawa a better place to live. The award will be presented at the beginning of every city council meeting. “I’m really excited that he’s the first resident of Kanata South that’s received the award,” said Hubley. “He’s done a lot for our community, particularly the veterans and our local legion.” Gooch’s list of honours includes the Kanata Volunteer Award, the 1998 Mentor Award from the former city of Kanata and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal Canadian Legion. In 2006 Gooch was one of five recipients of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation, presented in the Senate chamber. The City of Ottawa has named a park after him in Kanata Lakes near Goldridge Drive. Gooch, a veteran of the British army and a member of the Kanata Legion, spearheaded the move to build the Kanata Cenotaph at Village Green Memorial Park in Colchester Square in 1998. 473687
Mayor Jim Watson and Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley present the Mayor’s City Builder Award to John Gooch at city hall on Wednesday, June 8. He organized the layout of the cenotaph with the planting of 20 trees, each with a memorial plaque, a central stone, a flagpole and a commemorative plaque. For the past dozen years, Gooch also organized Kanata’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph and worked on the Kanata Legion’s poppy campaign. He distributes thousands of poppies every November at elementary and high schools throughout Kanata. In addition, Gooch visits area longterm care homes in Kanata and holds services for the elderly residents who, for health reasons, might not be able to attend the Nov. 11 ceremony at the Cenotaph. After three decades of volunteer service on behalf of veterans, Gooch is stepping down as the organizer of Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph. But Gooch said he will assist whoever takes over his job next year and he will continue to organize Remembrance Day services at long term care homes and distribute poppies at Kanata schools. In 2001, Gooch researched names for new parks in Kanata, and his re-
search was used by the City of Ottawa to name nine parks after Canadian veterans who had served overseas, including five Victoria Cross winners. The parks are located near the Cenotaph – three of them are still in the planning stages. None of the parks have a ceremonial plaque yet, but Gooch said the city has promised to provide five of them, along with dedication ceremonies this year. The nine parks are: • Ed Hollyer Park, Military Cross. • Norman Mitchell Park. • Private Ernest Alva Smith Park, Victoria Cross. • Thomas Gray Park, Victoria Cross. • Frederick George Topham Park, Victoria Cross. • Billy Bishop Park, Victoria Cross. • Robert Gray Park, Victoria Cross. • Alexander Dunn Park, Victoria Cross. • William Barker Park, Victoria Cross. • Walace Algee Park, Victoria Cross. Gooch is a Legionnaire, a lifetime member of the Kiwanis Club and a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.
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$100K EVENT So far, the committee is on track with the budget and entertainment lineup. “We seem to always pull it off,” said Green, who added the event is still missing a fireworks and title sponsor. “We’re very close to balancing the budget. “We seem to manage to do that every year. It can be stressful but it always manages to come through.” However, McNulty said every year is a struggle to balance the budget. “Each year the committee struggles with the difficult decision as to whether we should cancel the event,” she said. “Although we do have some truly great community partners that support this event, over 30,000 people visit the site each year, and if each person donated a toonie, we would pretty much have Canada Day in Kanata paid for.” Pattison said he thinks most people don’t realize how much it costs to run the event every year.
“Because it’s free I don’t think people realize that it costs over $100,000 for the whole event.” “Our target is to try and make it a community event that people can come around and enjoy,” said Rod McLean, sponsorship co-ordinator.
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“Prior to amalgamation the city always funded this event. The last time they funded it was 2003,” said Green. “We brought it back in 2005 and we’ve been running it ever since.” Green, McNulty and Roger Pattison have all been working on the event for the past six years. “The city kind of backed out and if the volunteers didn’t kick in and organize it there would be no event in Kanata at all,” said Pattison, the event’s food vendors and logistics coordinator. “That was such a great event when the city was running it, it would have been a real shame to see it die.” Instead, the group expanded to include seven main volunteers who oversee sponsorship, programming and media development, food vendors, logistics and planning, environment and greening initiatives. “In the last few years we’ve been fortunate enough that our (volunteer) numbers have increased,” said Green. “Up until 2008-09 there were three of us doing the bulk of the work.” Sarah Dehler, the environment and greening initiatives co-ordinator, has been busy working out two new elements the event is implementing this year: solar PV (photovoltaic) and an LED lighting system. “The exploration of this is to further reduce our carbon emissions footprint,” she said. Dehler has been volunteer-
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Scouting the Arctic Circle: scouts heading to Auyuittuq JESSICA CUNHA email@example.com
The 1st Kanata Scouts and Venturer Scouts are heading to the Arctic. Around 20 Scouts, Venturers, leaders and volunteers will travel to Baffin Island and Auyuittuq National Park in Nunavut to explore a place most people wouldn’t otherwise see. “Just the fact that we’re going up to the Arctic, that’s exciting,” said Scout member Katherine Birkenhead. “I’m excited just for the experience.” The group will head up to Auyuittuq sometime between late July and early August next year to hike up and down the Weasel River from Overlord to Summit Lake and back, walk past the base of Mount Thor, the highest vertical drop on earth, cross the Arctic Circle and spend time exploring Pangnirtung, an Inuit community. “I hope we get nice, clear, sunny days so we can see the peaks,” said Venturer Yiminxue Zhang, who is leaving this year for the University of Toronto but will be staying signed up with the Scouts so she can attend the expedition. “They’re beautiful.” In order to reach the national park the group will fly from Ottawa to Iqaluit, from Iqaluit to Pangnirtung and then hop on a boat from Pangnirtung to Auyuittuq National Park. The group is planning on billeting 12 Inuit youth from the
area when they return home to Kanata. LAND THAT NEVER MELTS Auyuittuq means the land that never melts, said Delia Berrouard, a manager with Parks Canada for Auyuittuq. Berrouard spoke to a group of Scouts and community members on May 30 about Auyuittuq and the many features of the national park. “It’s really a diversity of landscape,” she said. Auyuittuq boasts meadows, wetland, rocky areas and boulder fields, ice sheets and sand dunes. The Scouts will hike through Akshayuk Pass where they will have a chance to see Mount Asgard, the twin-peaked mountain with two flat tops that was used in the opening scene of the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, and the Penny Ice Cap, a large ice sheet around the size of Prince Edward Island. “It boasts some of the most impressive peaks in the whole park,” said Berrouard about the Pass. “It’s a fantastic area to see the features.” The sun won’t set during the Scouts’ times in the Arctic; instead they will have to adjust to 24 hours of light. The average temperature around the time of the scouts’ trip will be around 16 to 18 degrees Celsius during the day, with a low of 10 C overnight, said Berrouard, but she warned the
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Shawn Bender, Derek Smith, Arun Ward, Yiminxue Zhang, and Katherine Birkenhead are heading up to Auyuittuq National Park, managed by Delia Berrouard, far left, next summer for a two-week expedition. weather can change at any instant. “Any time of the year we can have snow,” she said. “Some years, rain. A big wind could come up out of nowhere.” River and water crossings are the most dangerous obstacle the group will face, since water levels can rise or fall in a matter of minutes and hours. “Creek and river crossings are the most hazardous encounter in the park,” said Berrouard, who
has been managing Auyuittuq for three years. The group will receive a mandatory orientation and safety briefing before they enter the park. “Self-sufficiency is important,” she said, “because it’s a remote environment.” The park is about 85 per cent ice and rock, and has eight emergency shelters throughout the area and regular patrols by park staff in the summer. Auyuittuq National Park sees
about 300 to 500 visitors a year, said Berrouard, with 60 per cent of them arriving in the summer. “We do see youth coming up,” she said. “We want to see more. “We’re really supportive of this group coming up.” At the meeting, the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association donated $1,000 to the Scouts to help fund the trip. A number of fundraising initiatives will be set up throughout the year leading up to the expedition.
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Donna Peplinskie is looking forward to walking the survivor’s victory lap during this year’s Relay For Life in Kanata on June 17 and 18. It’s been just over a year since her last cancer treatment. “My last treatment was May 26, (last year),” said Peplinskie, payroll administrator at the Brookstreet. “I know it’s going to be very emotional but I’m looking forward to being able to do it.” She completed the 60-kilometre walk for the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers last year while she was undergoing treatment. “It was very important to me to prove to myself that I wasn’t letting it get me,” she said. “It’s such a horrible disease. You have to be a fighter to get through it.” Peplinskie is one of 28 employees from the Brookstreet Hotel taking part in the Relay For Life event – which will see hundreds of participants walk the track at the Walter Baker Park for 12 hours, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. “This hotel is awesome with sup-
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Patrice Basille and Donna Peplinskie are two of 28 staff from the Brookstreet Hotel walking in the Relay for Life in Kanata on June 17 and 18. port,” said Peplinskie. “You need the support. “It’s overwhelming the support we’ve gotten.” The Brookstreet Cancer Supporters, split into three teams, have raised close to $24,000 to date and is the top fundraising team listed on the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life website. “It’s fun raising money,” said Patrice Basille, executive vice-president and general manager of the Brookstreet
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even won. Fox stressed that those who want to participate should practice and remain dedicated in order to win the competition. “A lot (of participants) think they can practice at home for an hour,” he said. “Come prepared and make sure you know the song frontwards and backwards.” Fox said he wanted to introduce the contest because it’s a positive experience for young people – and, a good opportunity for them to get noticed. Some have even signed record deals with major companies like Sony and Universal. “I think it’s a real good thing for the community and the kids,” Fox said. “It’s a real good step for them to get used to being on stage.” He said visitors to the Carlingwood Shopping Centre will be surprised at how much talent there is among Ottawa’s youth. “We usually get the top (talent) in the city trying out,” said Fox. The first round of auditions for the 2011 Kiwanis Idol will take place July 16 and 17 and the second round will happen Aug. 13 and 14 at the Carlingwood Shopping Centre. The auditions run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Audition forms are available at www. kiwanisidol.org which also has more information on the contest. Winners and runners-up will get prizes sponsored by Blue Bear Sound Recording Studio. The top winners will also be awarded $2,000 worth of studio time at Blue Bear Sound Studios.
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Earl of March student Nicolas Galuban is one of two winners of the Stairwell Carollers’ prestigious Amore Musica Scholarship. The award is given annually to students pursuing music studies at a Canadian university who demonstrate a very special love of music. “This year’s winners – flutist Dahlia AlKhafajy and Kanata clarinetist Nicolas Galuban – were so talented, we had to give each of them the same $1,000 scholarship,” said Pierre Massie, the choir’s director since its founding in the stairwells of the University of Ottawa in 1977. “Previously we’ve had winners from centrally located high schools such as Canterbury, De La Salle, and Ashbury College,” he said. “This year, we’ve ringed both sides of the city, as Dahlia attends Béatrice-Desloges Secondary School in Orléans, while Nicolas is from Earl of March in Kanata.” The two young musicians will receive their awards on June 18, at the Stairwell Carollers’ gala spring concert at St. Barnabas Church, 70 James St. The concert, titled O Vos Omnes (O all ye who pass by, pay attention and see), is in honour of the hauntingly beautiful Renaissance motet by Spanish composer
Tomás Luis de Victoria, whose death 400 years ago is commemorated this year. The audience will also have the pleasure of hearing the Carollers’ a cappella renditions of Italian and Elizabethan madrigals, French chansons and a Latin Mass by German composer Hans Leo Hassler. The Stairwell Carollers, recognized provincially and nationally for their singing excellence, are very proud of their philanthropic initiatives. They raise funds through concert ticket sales, their cookbook and profits from their six CDs. In addition to the $9,500 granted in music scholarships to date, the choir has contributed over $43,000 to a wide variety of local charities. This includes an upcoming $2,000 gift to the VON in Ottawa, to be donated at the June 18 concert. The June 18 concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available in advance from The Leading Note, 370 Elgin St., and at the door, for $15. Admission is free for children 12 and under. A reception will follow.
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Condors to host 2015 hockey tournament The Capital City Condors won a bid to host the 2015 Special Hockey International (SHI) Tournament. The Condors, a hockey team for special needs children based in Kanata, put forth the bid after seeing how much the players enjoyed participating in the tournament. “It pretty quickly becomes the highlight of the year,” said Jim Perkins, president of the Condors. “The kids are so excited, so excited to have a tournament that’s theirs; so many have siblings that do tournaments. “We started thinking maybe Ottawa would be perfect.” Perkins said they are looking at using the Bell Sensplex and Kanata Recreation Centre, with the possibility of also using other arenas in the area, depending on how many teams sign up for the event. The Condors attended two SHI tournaments over the past two years, the first in Orangeville, Florida, and the second in Boston, Massachusetts. “I think having been to a couple you get to see the excitement in the kids,” said Perkins. Around 64 teams from all over North America and England took part in the Boston tournament, growing from the 44 teams that participated in the Orangeville event. With a parade of athletes, end-of-weekend banquet and awards, the kids really enjoy being a part of something special and something just for them, said Perkins.
“I think it puts something of value in them.” During the Boston tournament, a Condor’s player scored a perfect goal, shooting the puck into the top corner of the opponent’s net. Before the player had a chance to celebrate, an opposing player jumped on him, exclaiming “That was a perfect shot!” said Perkins. The Condors player was taken over to the opposing bench for high-fives and cheers before he had a chance to celebrate with his teammates. “The other team was so excited about the shot,” said Perkins. “You get to enjoy the purity of the sport.” It’s not all about winning for the teams that participate in the SHI tournament; instead it’s about getting out on the ice and enjoying a game that many of the players have grown up watching. “It’s so much bigger than hockey,” said Perkins. So far there is no bid to host the 2014 SHI tournament so there is a possibility of the Condors hosting the weekend event a year earlier, said Perkins. File photo The SHI tournament brings together teams from across Canada, the United The Capital City Condors, a hockey team for special needs children, is set to host the 2015 States and England once a year for a Special Hockey International Tournament. weekend event, traditionally alternating between countries. There are no elimination rounds and no team is crowned champion. “In our eyes they are all champions,” said the SHI website. “The spirit of this tournament is not about competition. It is about participation and fair play.”
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KYBA provides basketball programs for boys and girls ages 6-19 with House League and Competitive Leagues. The Agenda will include a review of the 2010 - 2011 Season as well as Elections of Executive Ofﬁcers for the 2011 - 2012 Season. The AGM is open to all residents of Kanata and surrounding area. Come out and support your local Basketball Association and make a difference in your community and in the lives of our youth.
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Community Calendar THURSDAY, JUNE 16
â€˘ Briarbrook and Morganâ€™s Grant Community Association annual summer barbecue. Free lunch for BMGCA members. Events run from noon to 3 p.m. Kidsâ€™ games, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, face painting, dog competition, live performances, crime prevention and community info booths and more! Decorated kidsâ€™ bike parade gathers at 11:45 a.m. Schedule/info: www.bmgca.ca. Volunteers contact pr@bmgca. Donations welcome.
REACH Canadaâ€™s Conference, The Evolution of Disability Rights, on June 16. Find out whatâ€™s changing with respect to persons with disabilities. For details call 613-236-6626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18 â€˘ Fatherâ€™s Day Dance: the Kanata Singles Dance Club invites you to a non-profit community dance for singles and couples over 30 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the John Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr., Kanata. Admission $10, Members $8. DJ, cash bar, pizza, snacks, coffee, tea and prizes! For more info: 613-860-1036, www. kanatasinglesclub.org, or email KSDDanceClub@hotmail.com. On facebook: search Kanata Dance. On Twitter: search KSCDanceClub.
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The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) is hosting a Summer Youth Issues Panel from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Eva James Memorial Community Centre, located at 65 Stonehaven Dr. Several organizations will be present to discuss crime prevention and youth issues.
The next meeting of the Kanata and District Breast Cancer support group will be held at 7 p.m. in Hall D, Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr., Kanata. For information, contact Jan at 613-592-4793.
The Kanata Seniorâ€™s Council presents a field trip to the 2 p.m. performance of Weâ€™ll Meet Again â€“ a tribute to Vera Lynn. Vera Lynnâ€™s recordings and performances were enormously popular during World War II. Bus will leave John Mlacak Centre, library area, at 10:30 a.m. Lunch on the St. Lawrence at Buds on the Bay, then on to the performance. Price of $55 includes show ticket, lunch, and bus plus all gratuities. More information or to book a seat: 613-599-4633.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 KNL Developments Inc. meeting about the Beaver Pond lands will be held from 7-9 p.m. at All Saints High School, 5115 Kanata Ave. This meeting will outline the details of the subdivision and highlight how it conforms to the Ontario Municipal Board approved plan of subdivision. Opportunity to ask questions and make comments. City staff will also be present to respond to issues relating to the city.
MONDAY, JUNE 20
SATURDAY, JUNE 25 TO JUNE 26 Ottawa Botanical Garden Society presents Over the Hedge, a country Garden Tour with a twist from June 25 to 26. Visit 12 beautiful privatelyowned country gardens located west of Ottawa in the Kanata, Dunrobin, Kinburn, Arnprior, Burnstown, Pakenham and Almonte areas. The twist is the option of participating in a car rally on your own or with friends while you explore the country roads to visit the gardens. More information go to www.ottawagarden.ca or email email@example.com.
JUNE 22-JULY 24 Ana Maria Kanata Art Club 25th Juried Exhibition & Sale. Open Wed. & Fri. 1-7 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. Kanata Civic Art Gallery, John Mlacak Centre 2500 Campeau Dr., Kanata. Info: 613-580-2424 ext. 33341. Vernissage & Awards June 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. 464078
The Kanata North Ward Council Meeting will be held at St. Johnâ€™s Church, 325 Sandhill Rd. in Briarbrook. Staff from the Ottawa Public Library will present information about the expansion of the Beaverbrook Library and Minto will present their plans for three new developments. Everyone is welcome.
Sunday Worship Services begin at 10 am Nursery, C-KIDS, Youth Ministries, Life Groups
2 Stonehaven Dr. at Eagleson Road Sunday 10:00 A.M. Worship Service Nursery provided
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9 am & 11 am
10:00 am: Service of Worship and Sunday School
Kidz Zone (ages 3 yrs. - Grade 5) at both services
Not Too Young Crew Childrenâ€™s Church
Pastor Ken Roth 5660 Flewellyn Rd., Stittsville 613-831-1024
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Sunday Eucharist Eucharist Sunday
85 Leacock Drive Pastor: Rev. Louis Natzke
KANATA BAPTIST CHURCH 465 Hazeldean Rd. â€˘ 613-836-3145
Sunday Service 9:30 am Pastors: Jonathan Mills, Bob Davies & Doug Ward 471809
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KANATA PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Pastor: Rev. Richard J. Trenholm 990 Teron Road, Kanata, ON 613-592-1213 10:00 AM CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP 6:30PM SUNDAY EVENING
HYMN SING & BIBLE STUDY
- Rev. Colin N. McKenzie, Sr. Pastor - Rev. Carlo De Vito, Pastor of Family Ministries Sunday 10:00am Bible Classes for people of all ages
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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
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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)
Holiday Inn & Suites 101 Kanata Avenue Sunday Morning: 10 am
Pastor Shaun Seaman Please join us at 110 McCurdy Drive, 836-1429, www.trinitykanata.ca
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â€œO ye man of wisdom among the nations! Shut your eyes to estrangement, then fix your gaze upon unityâ€? 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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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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Sports KANATA GYMNASTS CHARM MARKHAM Kanata gymnasts put in a charming performance at the Ontario Championships in Aesthetic Group Gymnastics held in Markham, Ont. on June 11. The Kanata Charms, ages 10 years old, won gold overall in their first Red Ribbon Competition. In Level 3, for ages 14-16, the Kanata Sensations also took home the overall gold. The Kanata Charisma won silver overall and in the Level 5 category for over 30s, the Kanata Mystique came in first place. Submitted photo
91 Chickasaw Crescent, Bridlewood, Kanata Elegant 4-bedroom home. Handsome hardwood ﬂoors & stairs, and master with walk-in closet and full ensuite. Fenced/hedged private back yard. $415,000
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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE KNL Developments: Lands North of the Beaver Pond Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All Saints Catholic High School (Gymnasium) 5115 Kanata Avenue
Father’s Day Geocaching Treasure Hunt Bring Dad to Pinhey’s Point this Father’s Day and learn how to use GPS units to explore the site with a modern and interactive scavenger hunt. Sheep shearers will also be on hand for Dad to pick up some new skills.
Sunday, June 16, 11 am to 4 pm $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family Call 613-832-4347 or visit www.ottawa.ca/museums for more information 473543
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KNL Developments has organized this meeting to present plans for their development of the subdivision north of the Beaver Pond, at a Public Meeting on Wednesday, June 22nd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at All Saints Catholic High School (5115 Kanata Avenue). Councillor Marianne Wilkinson will be chairing the meeting, and representatives from KNL will present the proposed plan of subdivision for the next phase of development and respond to questions. A City of Ottawa planner will also be in attendance. 473531
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