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BIA plans Bells Corners’ facelift Margaret Sambol margaret.sambol@

College Coun. Rick Chiarelli wants Bells Corners to be a place people drive to, rather than through. The marketing, beautification and other improvements required to meet that goal could be getting underway soon, now that City council unanimously approved the creation of a Bells Corners Business Improvement Area (BIA) on Oct. 14. “It’s a really exciting development for Bells Corners,” Chiarelli says. “I’ve lived there a long time and I will finally get to address some of my personal pet peeves.” The BIA would levy local businesses to pay for area improvements, so businesses have a say in whether the BIA goes forward. Now that council has approved the intention to designate the area, a notice will be sent out to all property owners, who must share it with all tenants who are required to pay all or part of the property taxes within 30 days. In order to defeat the bylaw, one-third or more of the businesses responsible for at least one-third of the property tax in the BIA would have to object. The City conducted a survey of area business indicating that almost 80 per cent supported the creation

of the BIA. The BIA’s steering committee will become its first board of directors and develop a budget and business plan to launch in 2010. As the councillor for the area, Chiarelli would sit on the BIA. “It’s going to unify the business owners,” says Mark Kosmos, a former CFL player and co-owner of Local Heroes restaurant in Bells Corners, who is the part of the BIA steering committee. While some businesses might be concerned about paying a new levy during a recession, Kosmos is hoping to draw on the success of other BIAs in the city to convince people that it will be good for business in the long run. Chiarelli says the BIA would mean exciting changes for Bells Corners. “The changes will be significant,” Chiarelli says. “The changes will attract businesses and people to Bells Corners.” He notes that Bells Corners is already beginning a revitalization with a Holiday Inn going in where the Burger King used to be, and another hotel on the verge of committing to building in the area. The BIA would address the empty, dilapidated buildings in Bells Corners such as the former Hooters and the Vox building.

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Deslauriers student Melissa Hanson hangs out with CHEO’s mascot before the run she set up as a fundraiser for the hospital’s pain clinic on Oct. 17. For the full story, see page 3.

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Six hundred construction trades students will be studying in a new state-of-the-art $77-million Centre for Construction Excellence in the fall of 2011. The Algonquin College building got its official start on Oct. 16 when politicians and college officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony. The building, located on the west side of Woodroffe Avenue will connect to the main campus

with a pedestrian overpass and will be integrated with the City’s new Baseline transit station. “This new facility will not only help to address the skills shortage in the construction industry, it will be a showcase of green construction and training in Eastern Ontario,” says Algonquin College president Robert Gillett. The building was funded through $35 million each from the federal and provincial governments, with a $2-million land

donation from the City of Ottawa, and a $7-million fundraising goal from private industry. That campaign got a boost last week, when Minto Group CEO Roger Greenberg donated $1 million. The 26,000-square metre building will be built to a LEED-platinum standard, meaning it meets environmentally sustainable practices. The design for the building includes the largest “green roof” in Ottawa where vegetation will grow on the roof.

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With nearly one-third of the city’s population residing in its catchment area, the executive of the Nepean,

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said. “And we serve both the urban and the rural areas, and their needs are not always the same.” From a youth drop-in centre opened this summer in Metcalfe, to the new health centre in Barrhaven, NROCRC will be moving out to the communities it serves. Right now there are two staff being made available for the health centre and Kravitz said there are plans to move staff from their home in the Merivale Mall out into the communities.

The meeting was also a time to celebrate the many successes of the centre over the past year. “One of the most significant this year was the work we did helping people during the bus strike,” Brown said. “It was just as bad as the ice storm in the late 90s.” The focus for the year has been on seniors, youth, mental health, employment and the new satellite health centre. “Going into our 20th year, we have a lot to be proud of,” Kravitz said.

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For 15-year-old École Secondaire Publique Deslauriers student Melissa Hanson, pain has become a part of her life. Melissa has been living with chronic stomach pain for the last three years. In Grade 8 she had to miss 40 days of school and she nearly missed all of Grade 9. “It’s just like someone is stabbing you in the stomach over and over again,” she said, smiling now that with the help of the pain clinic at CHEO she has managed to get it under control. “It was trial and error with meds for a long time, probably more error.” Since getting into the clinic a year ago, Melissa has changed her diet and been visiting an acupuncturist, but the wait to get seen by the pain clinic team can take a year. The team includes a anesthesiologist, a psychiatrist and a psychologist, who see patients once a month after they make it to the top of the list. “It’s a really long waiting list, and for kids that are in constant pain, a year is a really long time,” she said. Rather than get discouraged by her ordeal, Melissa said she wants to be a pediatrician when she grows up. And with her fundraiser at her school on Oct. 17, she wanted to give back to the hospital that has showed her a way to live comfortably. “If you had asked me a couple of years ago, I would have laughed if you told me I would want to be a doctor,” she said. “I hated science but I want to help kids like me.” The fundraiser was a run at the schools track where participants could pledge to raise

money for the clinic. After two lunch-hour volunteer drives, Melissa had gathered 60 of her schoolmates and she had hoped to raise $500. At the start of the day on Oct. 17, they had already reached $200. Unit 6, 129 Riocan Avenue, Nepean “It’s not much, but maybe we can get Dr. John Li Dr. Carol Theriault $1,000,” Ginette Bourgeois, Melissa’s mothDr. John Li er said. Bourgeois said she is very proud of her daughter for coming through so much at X Cineplex such a young age. Sportchek Deep Bleaching for yellow teeth “For the most part, she has been very positive,” Bourgeois said. “But once or twice, she Wal-Mart told me, ‘Mom, if this is going to be my life. ✔ Same-day dental emergency service Let me die.’” Strandherd ✔ Evening & Saturday appointments available Bourgeois, who works for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, said the not knowing is sometimes 337428 4TH ANNUAL the hardest part of her daughter’s illness. “When she first got sick, most of the doctors said she was imagining it, or it was nerves,” Bourgeois said. The pair ended up in CHEO’s emergency so many times, that they would plan when 35 artists • 450 works of art there was likely to be less traffic. “If you go at 4 a.m., no one is there,” RiverRock Inn Bourgeois said. Saturday 10 am - 5 pm 2808 Chamberland St., Rockland, Ont. Pain is something Melissa will always Sunday 10 am - 4 pm live with, but with the help of the team at the • Art Silent Auction Honourary President Charles Spratt pain clinic, she has learned to minimize the CSPWA - artist occurrences and get back to life. OUR PARTNERS: “We think it is really important to raise Pharmacie Madore Inc. (affiliated to Jean Coutu) awareness because there are no support sys20 million in 20 months Desjardins Caisse Populaire Trillium tems out there,” she said. The Ottawa Hospital Services DER (accounting) 0To0 donate to the pain clinic, people can Cancer Centre Rhapsody in Colour go to and click City of Clarence-Rockland donate, then in the comments section you FREE Admission & parking • non-perishable food donation appreciated can put pain clinic. Riocan Ave.

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AFOA collaborates with college Algonquin College signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Oct. 15 with the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada to create an academic program to support Canada’s aboriginal population. The college will offer the program and pledged to build capacity in the areas of finance, management and accounting. More than 1,300 full-time aboriginal students were admitted to Algonquin College in 2008, representing 10 per cent of the full-time student population.

Singing a new tune Nepean resident John Boudrias was nominated for a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for his debut CD Hold on Forever. The 11th annual Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards gala will be held at the Hamilton Place Theatre on Nov. 27.

Raising awareness The Bells Corners Curves hosted a girls get together party on Oct. 21 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Members and non-members alike were invited to participate in the party. Those wishing to become a member received a special discount in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness. From Oct. 12 to Oct. 24, the Bells Corners Curves will offer a $0 service fee for those who provide proof of either a recent mammogram or a donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Teachers become the students Eighteen teachers form the Ottawa Catholic School Board and five from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board have signed on to attend a workshop about teaching tolerance and citizenship. The half-day workshop is called Character Education: How to Teach Tolerance and Citizenship on Oct. 27 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Regional Group of Companies, 2nd floor, 1737 Woodward Drive. The workshop is a program of the Holocaust committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa.

Reading and remembrance St. Luke Elementary School is participating in a provincial project called reading and remembrance to learn about the Holocaust, women and war and participate in anti-racism education. Teachers sign up for the archived material at and read with their students on Nov. 11.


Coun. Diane Deans, chair of the city’s community and protective services committee, officially broke ground on the new environmentally friendly Huron Early Learning Centre at 24 Capilano Dr. off of Merivale Avenue on Monday Oct. 19. Deans, above left, was joined by Beshir, 5, and Jessica, 5, who will attend the child care centre next year, and Marilyn Sheen, child care supervisor. to indicate people are CORRECTION >>> BIA, entering Bells Corners An article appearing in the Aug. 20 issue of Nepeanfrom front page like other BIAs, Chiarelli Barrhaven This Week contained inaccuracies. The wants to use murals on

“We will have the ‘Great Sledgehammer Party’ of the decade,” Chiarelli says. Chiarelli also wants to address the confusing issue of the street name changes in Bells Corners so people can find businesses more easily. “We’re looking at having one street name all the way through,” he says. Kosmos is also interested in slowing traffic down and addressing parking issues to make it easier for people to stop and shop. Instead of spending $100,000 on a gateway

the existing railway overpasses on either end of the area. The BIA would also be responsible for beautification projects such as planting flowers. Another idea is to get the hotels in Bells Corners to take part in a bike share program so visitors could sign out a bicycle for free and explore the Greenbelt paths in the area. Chiarelli would also like to get the local senior residences involved in establishing Ontario’s first Candy Cane Festival, hopefully for December 2010.

article was discussing the inspiration for artist Erin Robertson’s piece Night Patrol, which will be installed at the Ottawa Police’s new west division headquarters on Huntmar Drive. Robertson researched the piece during a ride-along with a police officer. During that ride-along she witnessed an encounter with a young man who was drunk and upset because the mother of his child wouldn’t let him see the child. In frustration, the man smashed a window cutting his arm. The incident was incorrectly described in the original article. The article also described the artwork as a mosaic, however it will in fact be a high gloss acrylic and resin painting based on photographs that Robertson took of a patrol car on a rainy night. The work will be on 16 four-by-eight-foot panels.

Barrhaven remembers coach The main football field at South Nepean Park on Longfields Drive in Barrhaven was re-named in a commemorative ceremony on Oct. 9. The field was named after long-time resident of Nepean George Robert (Bob) Stephen, who passed away in February and coached with the Nepean Redskins for a number of years. The naming of the field was approved by the City of Ottawa’s community and protective services committee on Sept. 17.

West-end musician hits high note Parkway Park resident Lynne Hanson has been nominated for a 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award in the category of new, emerging artist for her single Eleven Months. The awards gala will take place on Nov. 21 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

No stops here Transit riders in Crystal Beach feel left out in the cold thanks to a City decision to remove three stops along Holly Acres road from the 166 route going into the Bayshore transit station. According to a city spokesperson, the two stops along Holly Acres were removed as part of the Bayshore redesign package. The one stop near the on-ramp to the west-bound Hwy. 416 was removed because of safety concerns from the Ministry of Transportation. Staff did confirm that the safety concerns were due to projected traffic volumes that never materialized so the City has made a request to have the stop reinstated. “We were never told that they would be taking the stops away,” Crystal Beach-Lakeview Community Association president Ruth Tremblay said. “I don’t think it is too much to ask that we be consulted as they make changes to the routes that we use.” 334762


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Don’t forget, always remember The Royal Canadian Legion is once again hosting the annual poster and literacy contest. The contest was established to foster the understanding of the sacrifices made by many young men and women in the First World War, Second World War and the Korean War. The contest is held each year and welcomes all Canadian students to enter. It is divided into four different categories primary (grades 1 to 3), junior (grades 4 to 6), intermediate (grades 7 to 9), and senior (grades 10 to 12). The contest theme is remembrance. All students have the option of entering three categories: posters, poems or essays. The poster contest is divided into two different catego-


ries black and white or colour. “The primary goal of this contest is to support our veterans and their dependents, and also to support Canada and the community we live in and to foster a spirit of remembrance,” said John O’Halloran, youth education officer with the Barrhaven Legion branch 641. O’Halloran has already sent out the information to 22 schools in the Barrhaven region. He hopes to capture the attention of teachers to take leadership and get their students involved in this contest. Winners at the branch level can go on to compete at the zone, district, provincial and national levels. Cash prizes are awarded at each level. The deadline for entries is Nov. 12. For more information you may contact O’Halloran at 613723-8987 or

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Nepean artist Helen Stone has been working with pottery for 15 years, but the inspiration for her first series of sculpture came from one unexpected moment of beauty. “It just hit me like a ton of bricks,” Stone says. “It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.” Stone was reading at the National Archives on a winter day when she looked out the window and saw a gorgeous tree in a state of decay falling into the frozen Ottawa River. She immediately started drawing for a series of clay sculptures to capture the essence of that tree. That series is now on display at the Atrium Gallery in Nepean until Oct. 28. Other works in the series are inspired by trees along the Ottawa River Parkway, wind and clouds, but nature is a theme through the exhibit. “This one as a tender tree; embracing and sheltering,” Stone says, pointing to different pieces in the exhibit. “This one is a fallen tree: it speaks about relationships and is a metaphor for life.” Stone used different techniques for each of the works. For example, her piece, Meditation, features three curving shapes, each with a different finish. They were all fired to 1,000 degrees Celsius in a Raku kiln, but then subjected to different processes to achieve the end result. For example, one was covered in sawdust in an oxygen-free environment which resulted in a black sheen. Another piece called Tree was sprayed with ferric chloride while still hot, then covered in a water-soaked cloth. The result is a

Nepean artist Helen Stone’s sculptures are on display at the Atrium Gallery. beautiful rust colour with fine cracks in the surface. “It’s a lot about chemistry,” Stone explains. “The colours don’t look like they will after they are fired.” Stone is mostly self-taught and has learned through experimentation. “The next day I looked and saw what I had – it was like a present,” Stone says about one piece where she experimented with copper sulfate and sawdust. Stone is already working furiously on another series of sculpture based on the female form. The Atrium Gallery is located 101 Centrepointe Dr. in Ben Franklin Place. For more on Stone, visit

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Algonquin College students fundraised for Operation Come Home by participating in 24 Hours of Homelessness last week. ricular to the program. supported a program-specific “Our professors teach us bursary to help students in to get out in the community. financial difficulty continue It helps us better serve our to study. Blakely says the biggest clients to see what they go surprise of the day was the through,” Blakely says. The students were also generosity of some people in collecting donations for giving donations. “You don’t expect people Operation Come Home, formerly known as Operation to take out their wallet and Go Home. The charity works give a $20 bill, but we had to help street youth come that happen a few times,” home. The donations also Blakely says.

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Twenty-five Algonquin C o l l eg e s t u d e n t s h ave walked a mile in the shoes of the people they will eventually serve in their careers, after participating in the fifth annual 24 Hours of Homelessness project. The second-year students are in the community and justice services program at Algonquin College and hope to find work in social services, community work, shelters or youth services. They spent the night in Minto Park in downtown Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 16. “It’s very eye opening to see what homeless youth go through everyday,” says Algonquin College student and media spokesperson for the project, Stephanie Blakely. Even though the students were only on the streets for 24 hours, they experienced some rudeness from people walking by. “We had people say ‘get a job’ and someone threw a bunch of pennies at us,” Blakely says. The project was extracur-

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Bells Corners needs to be revitalized Bells Corners has a reputation it doesn’t quite deserve. People drive through Bells Corners and see a few boarded up shops and maybe get the incorrect impression that the area is rundown. People start looking to shop elsewhere. The cumulative effect can become a downward spiral. Now Bells Corners businesses have a chance to turn the situation around.

Last week, City council approved the creation of a Bells Corners Business Improvement Area. Businesses located within this area will be levied and the funds will be used to collectively improve the area so everyone’s business benefits. The BIA has plans that will make it a lot easier to stop and shop in Bells Corners, including adjusting the street names so one can find addresses easier, attracting new businesses and addresssing the dilapidated

buildings on the strip. and business to Bells Corners will be well As well, the BIA has plans to beautify and worth the money. market the area. Businesses, don’t not let timidity stand in However, the BIA is not a done deal. If the way of progress. enough businesses object to it, it could still The Bells Corners BIA is a safe bet. be cancelled. We recognize that it is scary to agree to pay an additional levy when times are What do you think? already tough and we’re in the middle of a Let us know by e-mail at recession.! However, the benefits of bringing people

Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School students (left to right) Jessica Boisvert, Patrick Day, Patrick Comerford and Megan Buck serve Thanksgiving dinner to people in need at the 18 th annual meal served at the school on Oct. 11. The dinner was open to anyone in need and bus transportation was provided from several points in the city including homeless shelters and social housing.

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The new executive of the Kiwanis Club of Nepean for the 2009-10 year was installed at the Oct. 7 meeting of the club. Division 13 Lieutenant Governor Jay McLaren from the Pembroke Kiwanis Club officiated at the installation ceremony. The new executive consists of immediate past president Hans Appenzeller, president Kathryn Manley, president elect Roberto Mirabelli, secretary Angela Frankenne, treasurer Wayne Crutchlow and directors Doug Bell, John Flook, Ann Gorman and Bill Lewis. The Kiwanis Club of Nepean is a service organization with a very

active membership. The club just completed its quarterly cleanup of Woodroffe Avenue, between Fallowfield and Hunt Club roads, as part of the “Cleanup the Capital” program. It was assisted by members of the Bell High School Key Club, a Kiwanis youth organization sponsored by the Nepean club. The Nepean Kiwanis Club is once again selling Entertainment Books as a fundraiser and invites anyone who would like to purchase a book and assist in the work of the club to call the club phone line at 613-228-9938. The price of the book is $35 which can be easily Division 13 Lieutenant Governor Jay McLaren is shown with new recouped through use of the many Nepean Kiwanis president Kathryn Manley. coupons. Colonnade Rd. N., Nepean, ON K2E 7L2 80 Colonnade Rd. N., Nepean, ON 80 K2E 7L2 613-224-3330• • F: 613-224-2265 • T: 613-224-3330 • F:T:613-224-2265

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While Jim Watson hasn’t yet decided what he wants to do in the future, he celebrated his past on Oct. 15. Watson has served 15 years in office including nine years as a councillor and mayor in pre-amalgamation Ottawa and six years as an MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean. The event last Thursday at the Marconi Centre was also a fundraiser to benefit Project STEP, Ottawa’s youth drug rehabilitation Lynn Graham and Brian McGarry are seen with the Hon. Jim centre. Watson at his 15 years in public service celebration that raised $22,000 for the city’s residential youth treatment centre. JOURNALISM Watson got his first taste of poliHe remembers candidates in the sidewalks or attending a 100th tics while studying journalism at 1980 municipal election visiting birthday party, these things are Carleton University when he was the campus to try to get the student important,” Watson says. elected president of the Carleton vote. Two years later in the 1982 Residence Association. municipal election, the politicians COUNCILLOR Residence also gave Watson his came back, but hadn’t visited in the Watson first got interested in strongly-held opinion that politi- intervening time. politics back in 1989 when he cians ought to be out in the com“Whether its securing funds for bought his first house and got his munity between elections. summer jobs for students, fixing first property tax bill. 334853

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“I thought it was high for a small house,” Watson says. “I started reading the local s e c t i o n o f t h e n ew s p a p e r.” Watson would talk to his friends about taxes increasing beyond the rate of inflation and his friends encouraged him to run for office. MAYOR Watson’s time as a councillor got him hooked on politics as a career where he could actually help people. His mayoral office had a big sign saying ‘how many people have we helped today?’ to remind himself and his staff that they are in the “helping business.” However, he self-imposed a twoterm limit as councillor, so after six years he made the decision to run for mayor. “I thought I could offer continuity of the fiscal plan I’d helped the city adopt as a councillor,” Watson says. During his time as mayor, Ottawa was preparing for amalgamation. “Not everyone supported amalgamation, but we had to work together,” Watson says. Mary Pitt, who was the mayor of Nepean when Watson was the mayor of Ottawa, says he was always good to work with. Although she knew of him as a councillor when she was working for Ben Franklin in Nepean, they first met at an interview at CJOH on being elected mayors. “We became instant friends,” Pitt says. “Even though we were on opposite sides of the fence when it came to amalgamation, we always understood each other’s feelings.” In fact, Pitt says they remain friends to this day and gather three to four times a year with other former mayors to sing at seniors’ residences with their group, the Old Grey Mayors. “He’s a perfect gentleman,” Pitt says. “I always enjoyed working with him.”

large city it is today, Watson says he was looking for a new challenge. “I needed to branch out and try new things in the broader community,” he says. He decided not to run for mayor of the new city and instead took an offer to become the president of a new Crown corporation, the Canadian Tourism Commission. Watson says the job made him a better MPP by giving him a global view and experience with publicprivate partnerships. MPP Watson decided to run for provincial parliament in 2003 based on the frustration he experienced with downloading from the Ontario government during his time as councillor and mayor. Watson was the first ever health promotion minister before getting the municipal affairs and housing portfolio in cabinet. Because of his municipal background, his latest posting is a great fit for Watson. “It gives me greater creditability that I’ve walked a mile in a municipal politician’s shoes,” he says. He’s happy to see the province’s plan for uploading costs such as the Ontario Drug Plan, Ontario Disability Support Program, welfare and court security.

THE FUTURE Watson has been rumoured to be a front-runner in the 2010 mayoral election in Ottawa, but so far has said that he’s happy in his current position. When asked if he would again self-impose a two-term limit as MPP, Watson said he hadn’t made his mind up yet. “If I don’t enjoy getting up in the morning and going to work, it’s time to move on,” he says. He says he will take the next few months to consider what’s in the best interest of the community and his own best interest. “When I am finished in politics, I hope to leave the community in BRIDGE After nine years on council and better shape than when I found it,” amalgamation of Ottawa into the he says. 343674

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“Once you’ve attended one, you will want to come back more often because you really get caught up in the emotion of the occasion at the ceremony. You see all of the service men and all your neighbours; it is absolutely splendid and you realize how many of your community members are in the forces and are doing wonderful things for the country,” said Debi Sereda, chair of the public relations committee of the Barrhaven Legion. “It is important for the schools and the students to understand the sacrifices the vets made and the grandfathers and fathers have made.” This event gives true insight of the honour and respect deserved to those who have gone before us and those who are fighting in wars for us now in the name of Canada. For more information, visit www.rcl641. ca.

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ognize someone out of the blue. This event gives people an opportunity to connect with veterans. The hosts can treat veterans to cocktails, a lovely dinner, a toast and then a guest speaker. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Last year had a great first year turnout with a positive outcome. There was just a group of people getting to know each other and filling the room with warmth. This event will take place on Nov. 7, at 5 p.m. at Tudor Hall located at 3750 Bowesville Rd. Tickets are on sale for $50 and can be purchased by calling 613-2394035. For further information call Kelly at 613-680-5486.


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The Jewish Federation of Ottawa is facilitating the production of several events for Holocaust Education Week, which runs from Nov. 9 to 15. The week will include a theatrical play and a museum exhibit featuring the story of Dr. Janusz Korczak, a Polish educator and physician who perished in the Holocaust. These events are being produced by the Ottawa School of Speech and Drama (OSSD) in partnership with the Great Canadian Theatre Company. Korczak, a Polish educator and physician, devoted his life to children. He ran an orphanage based on a unique conception of the rights of children: the orphanage was treated as a democracy and each child as a citizen. His revolutionary ideas about the rights of children are now incorporated in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child. Because of this democratic approach to children’s rights, the play being performed about Korczak is called The Children’s Republic. It is a completely new play, written by Hannah Moscovitch. It will be performed by the OSSD and the GCTC, and debut during Holocaust

Education Week. German invasion, is sponsoring the play. The play was inspired by the experiHolocaust Education Week begins with ences of Leon Gluzman, who lives in a launch event on Nov. 9 at the Hellenic Ottawa and was one of Korczak’s orphan Centre at 1315 Prince of Wales Dr. children in Poland in the 1930s. Gluzman shared his experiences with Amanda Lewis, the artistic director of the OSSD. Gluzman’s story inspired Lewis to gather the talent necessary to produce the play. Lewis says that the spirit of Korczak’s teachings were taken up by the children who took part in the production of the play. “The children really took ownership of the ideas of the orphanage,” she says. “They embody these children in a really meaningful way.” She says that the results of working with children in a respectful and equal relationship are very positive. “When you respect a child, you get respect back,” she says. “We don’t talk down to children. We work with them and the rewards are JENNIFER MCINTOSH / THIS WEEK incredible.” Anna Bilsky spoke about the Lewis says that although the play takes creation of A Common Thread: place in the “shadow of the Holocaust,” we should not “stop with the horror of A History of the Jews of Ottawa [Korczak and his children’s] deaths,” but a book that was launched by the rather appreciate the ability their story Ottawa Jewish Historical Society on has to touch our lives in a positive way. Oct. 18 at Ben Franklin Place. Gluzman, who left Poland before the

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• Oct. 22: Ten local children’s authors will read from their works and hold an autograph session at the ninth annual Kids’ Lit Gala, at 7 p.m. in the Chamber at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr. Info: 613-733-9000. • O c t . 2 5 : B o b ’s P l a c e “ w h e r e t h e 5 0 + s i n g l e s m e e t ” a t M o t g o m e r y L e g i o n , 3 3 0 Ke n t S t . Fun with great music, door prizes and refreshments. Appropriate dress, no jeans. Info: 613-742-8195 or 613-825-7083. • Oct. 25: Sunday brunch group for singles 50+ next brunch at Scores Restaurant, 55 Roland Michener (Kanata Centrum), 11:30 a.m. Reserve/info: 613-825-7083. • Oct. 25: The City is joining forces with Waste Services Incorporated to host a one-day mobile household hazardous waste collection depot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tunney’s Pasture. Info: or call 311. • Oct. 27: The Canadian Celiac Association will be holding a gluten-free dinner at Thai Fusion, located at 790 Kanata Ave. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Reservations required. Reserve: ottawa. or 613-282-3343. Info: • Oct. 27, 30: The October AfterWords used book sales will be held Tuesday 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Friday 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Centennial Library, 3870 Richmond Rd., Bells Corners. Always includes newly sorted material. • Oct. 31: Spooky Movie Madness, 9 a.m. to noon, Cineplex Odeon Theatre Barrhaven, Corpse Bride, The Adam’s family, Wallace and Gromet and more! Wear your costumes, come with your families. $10 per family or $3.50 per person. Info: 613-5802424, ext. 25270. • Nov. 1: Great River School, a Waldorf Inspired initiative, is having a fundraiser at Soloway Jewish Community Centre. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Dance, singing, busking, face painting, cake walks, raffles, snacks and prizes all in the same day. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 for children (six to 16) and children five and under are admitted for free. Info: 613-850 4797 or at • Nov. 4: Canadian Cancer Society Girls Night In, a unique and

fun fundraiser featuring a sing-a-long to the Mamma Mia movie. Centurion Conference Centre, 170 Colonnade Rd. Doors open 7 p.m., Movie begins at 8 p.m. RSVP: Info: 613-723-1744, ext. 3624. • Nov. 7: Knox United Church Christmas Bazaar, 25 Gibbard Ave. (Knoxdale and Hunt Club Road) 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for our 46th annual Christmas Bazaar featuring crafts, baked goods, quilt raffle, nostalgia table, Auntie’s Attic, silent auction, Knox cafe and lunchroom. Please help our environment and bring your own bags. Info: 613-829-2266. • Nov. 7: The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) is pleased to announce its second annual fundraising event, Centre Stage II. Holy Trinity Catholic High School for only $20 per adult and $10 per child. Entertainment by Andrea Jensen, a Yuk Yuk’s Comedian, followed by an interactive performance by Canadian Magic Champion, Eric Leclerc and Canadian Idol finalists, The Pigott Brothers. Reserve: 613-591-3686, ext. 235. • Nov. 9: Veteran journalist, Joe Schlesinger, will launch Holocaust Education Week. His parents died in the Holocaust at 7 p.m. at the Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Dr. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and free for students. Tickets are available at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre front desk, 21 Nadolny Sachs Priv. • Nov. 11: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 641 Barrhaven annual Remembrance Day parade at Walter Baker Sports Centre, 100 Malvern Dr., Barrhaven. 11 a.m. Following the parade, there will be a meet and greet in Halls A and B of the Walter Baker until 3 p.m. where refreshments will be served. Participants are also welcome back to the Barrhaven Legion, 3023 Cedarview Rd., Barrhaven for afternoon celebrations. Info: • Nov. 14-15: Kanata Art Club fall show and sale. St. Isidore Parish Hall on March Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Nov. 15: Enjoy a spellbinding evening with world-renowned author, lecturer and historian Ken Spiro during WorldPerfect. Using a multimedia presentation, he will completely transform your

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UPCOMING EVENTS • Oct. 22-24: Children at Risk 14th annual Celebrity-Carved Pumpkin Contest. Visit Merivale Mall, Carlingwood Shoping Centre or Place d’Orleans to check out pumpkins carved by local celebrities and to support Children at Risk in the fight against autism. Info: • Oct. 24: 25th annual Creative Hands craft market, juried crafts, bake sale and refreshments. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Greenbank Public School, 168 Greenbank Rd. Bake sale and refreshments proceeds to Knoxdale Community School Council. Free admission, free parking, hourly door prizes. • Oct. 24-25: Second annual Ottawa International Walking Festival. Starts from Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre. Register online at • Oct. 24-25: Colours on the Bay, juried art show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 35 professional artists, including Normal Baril of Nepean. RiverRock Inn in Rockland. Benefits the Ottawa 20-20 Campaign of the Ottawa

Hospital. Info: • Oct. 25: Nepean Songsters of the Nepean Seniors Centre, present “From Leicester Square to Old Broadway” at 2 p.m. Chambers, Ben Franklin Place, Centrepointe Drive. Tickets available $10 at Sportsplex Senior Centre or choir member. • Oct. 25: Author Linda Lucas will present her new book Happily Retired at 1 p.m. at the Alta Vista Public Library, for the Twisted Sisters Book Club. • Oct. 29: Author Randy Ray will present his current Canadian Trivia book, Cope Kit, Bells Corners United Church, 9:15 a.m. • Oct. 29: Ottawa Public Health seasonal free flu clinic for seniors over age 65 and long-term care facility residents. Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School, 55 Centrepointe Dr. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Residents are asked to bring their Ontario Health card. • Oct. 30: The Barrhaven Legion, branch 641 presents Halloween Party with music by Pam and Doug Champagne (everyone

wears a costume!) Info: • Oct. 30-31: “New to You” rummage sale. Good, clean winter clothing. St. Stephen’s Anglican Church hall, 930 Watson St. (one block west of Pinecrest). Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. • Oct. 31: The Nepean Museum will be hosting a Halloween Pumpkin Painting Party from 1 to 4 p.m. Paint a pumpkin, drink some hot cider and eat some deliciously scary Halloween treats. Admission is free. RSVP to Kalle Boucher at 613723-7936 or Donations appreciated. • Nov. 1: Howl ‘O’ Ween, Pugstock 2009, 1 to 4 p.m. Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre (off of Carling at Britannia Park) 102 Greenview Ave. Raffles, prizes, bake sale, free treats and lots more. Admission and parking are free. All proceeds support Under My Wing Pug Rescue. Info: www.

understanding of Judaism and the mission of the Jewish people. 7:30 p.m. at Ben Franklin Place, the Chamber, 101 Centrepointe Dr. Tickets: $10 from 613-798-9818, ext. 247. • Nov. 19: The Small Business Association is celebrating its 12th anniversary at its annual general meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr. Keynote speaker: Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson on “The Importance of Small Business to the Ottawa community.” Door prizes, draws, buffet dinner. $15 for SBA members, $20 for future SBA members. Register: • Nov. 22: Three Ottawa child survivors of the Holocaust, Elly Bollegraaf, Betty Steinmetz and Jessica Fiksel will share their personal stories in a Talk Back segment following the matinee performance of the Children’s Republic – a Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) and Ottawa School of Speech and Drama (OSSD) co-production at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, 1233 Wellington St. Tickets: 613-236-5196. • Dec. 6: 44th Nepean Pathfinders are hosting a craft fair “Windows on Christmas.” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walter Baker Sports Center, 100 Malvern Dr. Vendors can sign up by contacting or by calling Suzan at 613-8231867. Table fee is $35.

• November: Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) course SoulQuest: The Journey Through Life, Death, and Beyond. Lessons will examine a range of classic Jewish sources, drawing extensively from the Talmud and Kabbalah. Rabbi Menachem M. Blum of Ottawa Torah Centre will be teaching this course at Soloway Jewish Community Centre, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt. for six Tuesday evenings, starting Nov. 3. Info: 613-8437770, or www.SoulQuestion. com. • Ottawa’s newest thrift store is now open for business, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Bibles for Missions Thrift Store is located at 1545 Merivale Rd. (formerly the Bingo Hall). The store is entirely volunteer-driven, and all profits go toward distributing Bibles to countries around the globe through the Bible League of Canada. Come to shop or to donate good quality used items. Closed Labour Day weekend. • The Ottawa Humane Society Auxiliary meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Real Canadian Superstore (Loblaws), 190 Richmond Rd. Info: Nancy Hazen at 613825-1621. New members are welcome. The auxiliary raises money to help the animals at the Ottawa Humane shelter, and has an active craft circle. • Village Kitten Rescue (VKR) is a kitten rescue effort that rescues abandoned, abused and feral kittens and cats in the Greater Ottawa Region. We receive no government funding and do our work completely through donations of time and money. For more information on Village Kitten Rescue please visit Donations can by made through United Way or through the Village Kitten Rescue site. • When a child dies: The Compassionate Friends is a self-help group of bereaved parents offering support and understanding. Meetings third Tuesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 McCurdy Dr. Info: 613692-4521.

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It was about six years ago when Shirley Plant decided she wasn’t going to let her allergies control her life anymore. Faced with a lack of menu options because of several food intolerances, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, Plant decided she was going to take matters into her own hands. “Food is such a big part of our lives,” she said. “I was so tired of not being able to have birthday cake or Christmas hour d’eouvres. So I went into the kitchen and got to work.” Plant is intolerant to dairy, soy, wheat and gluten said she would go into Chapters to buy six recipes books and come away with one recipe she could use. “There are a lot of dairy-free cookbooks and gluten-free cookbooks, but not a lot with more types of allergies and intolerances,” Plant said. T h a t ’s w h e n P l a n t decided to she should write her own cookbook. “For the first year I just threw a lot of food out,” she said. “There is a chemistry to food, so it’s not just a matter of taking out the eggs and the gluten, because then there is nothing to make it rise.” Finally…Food I can eat is the result of six years of research, nutrition classes and a whole lot of elbow grease. The book has had three printings since it was released a year and a half ago and sales are showing no sign of slowing. Plant is still unpacking her new home in Trend-Arlington but she

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By Rob Brodie Jason Spezza knows all about the pride behind the red maple leaf jersey. The Ottawa Senators centre has represented Canada twice each at the world and world junior hockey championships, bringing home medals on each occasion. But he knows there would be nothing like having the opportunity to strike gold on home soil at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. “It gives you a little bit of extra fire in the belly to play on your home turf,” said Spezza, one of 46 players to participate in Hockey Canada’s summer orientation camp for the 2010 Olympic team. “Definitely, it makes it a little bit more of an exciting thing.” Spezza got to experience the thrill of the Winter Games firsthand back in 2006, when he was part of a three-member “taxi squad” of substitutes at the Torino Olympics. Though he never saw any ac-

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The Bruins were the beasts of the East in 2008-09, winning the conference regular-season title with a combination that’s hard to beat – scoring the most goals as a team while allowing the fewest. Marc Savard, one of the National Hockey League’s top playmakers, again led the Bs in points (88). Former Gatineau Olympiques star David Krejci edged closer to elite status with a breakout season, while emerging power forward Milan Lucic adds a physical presence up front. Norris Trophy winner Zdeno Chara remains the main man on the blue line. Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas’ goaltending style is unorthodox but highly effective

tion, he soaked up as much of the Olympic experience as he could. “It was amazing, staying in the (athletes) village and being around everything,” said Spezza. “Going through the whole process of the Olympics was a great experience and something I learned a lot from.” Spezza is certain the experience in Vancouver will be something completely different. “In Canada, it’s going to be special,” he said. “I was at speed skating (in Torino) when Cindy Klassen broke the re-

cord there and that was pretty neat. But I don’t think anything is going to compare to (Vancouver 2010).” Naturally, Spezza would love to be a part of the team that tries to return Olympic men’s hockey gold to Canada. It would also be one more time for him to feel that pride in the red jersey. “You don’t feel like you’re playing for anything other than for your country and wanting to win,” said Spezza. “There’s a lot of pride involved in it and they’re always special experiences.”

Senators on TV Oct. 24: vs. Boston, 7 p.m. (CBC) Oct. 28: at Florida, 7:30 p.m. (TSN2) Oct. 29: at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. (TSN) Oct. 31: vs. Atlanta, 2 p.m. (CBC) Nov. 5: vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. (TSN2)

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