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KEEPING CANADA’S MUSICAL HISTORY ALIVE Nepean musician Deborah Davis kept A Musical Taste of Our Canadian Heritage alive for 10 years. Now she has been nominated by Ottawa Life Magazine as oneof the city’s top 50 most inspirational people.

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Chiarelli Skypes College Councillor can now be reached via internet chat JAMIE DOGGART jamie.doggart@metroland.com

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A Turnbull Learning Centre student races around the playground in preparation of the Race Weekend to raise money for cancer research.

College Coun. Chiarelli has begun offering a new service to ward residents. Constituents can now chat with Chiarelli via Skype – an online communication program which allows users to video conference with the councillor from the comfort of their own home. The service kicked off April 9 and Chiarelli will continue to offer Skype appointments every Friday afternoon to make himself more accessible to residents, particularly those with mobility issues. “It’s just like making a regular appointment,” Chiarelli said. The service was rolled out with residents like Catherine Gardner in mind, who face up to a half-day trip using Paratranspo from Bells Corners just

to speak with her councillor for an hour. “I think it’s an improvement. This is certainly a service that people will use,” Gardner said. Chiarelli claims that his daughter was the inspiration for the implementation of Skype. “I was talking with my daughter and she said to me ‘why would you make them go all the way to the office? Why don’t you just Skype?” Skyping with the councillor not only saves the residents’ travel time, but also allows for the face to face aspect that a phone call doesn’t. “I feel like I’m actually talking to Rick,” Gardner said. “Body language is important.” Chiarelli adds that the Skype service comes with an extra bonus that while some constituents “need to be face to face,” “not everyone wants a politician in there house.”

Turnbull Learning Centre laces up for Ottawa Hospital JENNIFER MCINTOSH jennifer.mcintosh@metroland. com Turnbull Learning Centre — the self-proclaimed little school with the big heart — will once again be participating in the MDS Nordion Run for a Reason. The announcement was made at a school assembly on April 8 with students going home to

their parents and neighbours looking for pledges. This is the 13th consecutive year the school has participated in the run, pledging to buy a new cell replicator — to the tune of $23,000, as well as an incubator and some microscopes for research at Ottawa Hospital’s cancer centre. This year’s theme was “on the right track.” It was inspired by

the February winter games in Vancouver. “How many of you are ready to get on the right track,” Sally Swan head of community service at Turnbull, said. The answer was a resounding yes. During the last 13 years, Turnbull has managed to raise $300,000 with students starting early with pledges to run the 5

kilometre, 10 km, half marathon or whole marathon race from May 29 to 30. One teacher has already started a running club for the primary students and the 5 km race is completely signed up. “Turnbull laces up in support of the Ottawa Hospital so we know when we cross the finish line we’re not only proud of ourselves, we’re also proud of

the difference we made in the community.” Swan said she has signed up for the 10 km run and hopes to see some of her students on race day. Last year’s participants in the MDS Nordion Ottawa Hospital Challenge raised more than $900,700 for The Ottawa Hospital, an all-time record. This year the goal is to reach $1 million.

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Students join veterans for Vimy Day ceremony NEVIL HUNT nevil.hunt@metroland.com Students from Nepean were among those at the National War Memorial for the April 9 Vimy Ridge Day ceremonies. Young people from St. Monica School were invited to cross the public barricades along Elgin Street to join veterans in observing the annual memorial from within the National War Memorial plaza. From there, the students watched a flypast of CF-18 jets, as well as two passes by a lone biplane. The cracks of a 21-gun salute fired by artillery guns on Parliament Hill could be heard and felt by all in attendance. The incredible noise, which bounced back and forth between the city’s office buildings, was in stark contrast to the two minutes of silence that soon followed. The national commemorative ceremony known as Vimy Ridge Day is intended to honour all of Canada’s First World War service men and women. Canada’s last remaining veteran of the First World War, John Babcock, died in February, but he was remembered by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his address. “Their legacy lives on all around us,” Harper said of the veterans who have died. Gov.-Gen. Michaelle Jean said the men and women who fought for Canada, “determined our fate.” “Memory lasts longer than we do. Lon-

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Pipers and drummers arrive at the National War memorial for the Vimy ceremonies. ger than stone monuments,” she said. “We say, ‘Thank you.’ We will never forget.” The public joined the Governor General and Harper in applauding the veterans who marched past the reviewing stand, and following the service, many bystanders removed the poppies from their clothing and dropped them on the tomb of the

Students from St. Monica School gather near the National War Memorial following the ceremonies that marked the anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Unknown Soldier at the foot of the National War Memorial. VIMY The Battle of Vimy Ridge began on the snowy morning of April 9, 1917, under heavy artillery fire. The first wave of 20,000 Canadian soldiers suffered a great number of casualties. On April 12, the Battle of Vimy Ridge

was over. The Canadians, together with British troops to the south, had captured more ground, prisoners and guns than any previous British offensive of the war. Four Canadians would won the Victoria Cross, Canada’s highest medal for military valour. They were: Pte. William Milne, Lance-Sgt. Ellis Sifton, Capt. Thain MacDowell and Pte. John Pattison.

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ANDREW SNOOK This Week One of the most important groundbreaking performances in Centrepointe Theatre’s 22-year history took place on April 6. The ceremony marked the start of the theatre’s expansion project, which will create an additional 250-seat studio theatre. “The expansion makes the theatre economically efficient,” said College Ward Coun. Rick Chiarelli. “With the addition the rehearsals will take place in the black box theatre.” This will leave the current 1000-seat theatre available for additional shows. Rick Chiarelli, John Baird, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and ComPhoto by Andrew Snook munities, MPP Bob Chiarelli, and former Nepean mayor Mary Pitt were on hand Local politicians broke ground for an expanto participate in the groundbreaking cer- sion of Centrepointe theatre on April 6. emony. “All three levels of government came “It’s Ben’s dream come true,” Pitt said. together,” Baird said. “It’s too bad he couldn’t be here to join The funding for the $12 million projus.” ect came from all three levels of governMany of the theatre’s long-time volunment. teers and former employees were on hand Part of the funding came from stimuto watch the ceremony. lus money from Canada’s Economic Ac“I am thrilled to see it going forward,” tion Plan. said Barbara Feldman, former general “The key to receiving stimulus money manager of Centrepointe Theatre. is having a project ready to go,” Rick Chi“I’ve been active in the theatre for 15 arelli said. years,” said Joe Murray, a retired volunIt took four attempts by Nepean counteer with the theatre. “Now that it’s being cillors and mayors to obtain the funding funded it’s going to make a huge differfor Centrepointe Theatre’s expansion. ence.” “If something is going to take four Bob Chiarelli said that the project was times to succeed you have to do the first a win-win situation for the province and three,” said Rick Chiarelli. the theatre community. Pitt said that the expansion we will “Most importantly it’s an investment complete former Nepean mayor Ben in our economy and jobs,” said MPP for Franklin’s dream for the theatre. Ottawa West-Nepean, Bob Chiarelli.

Art chosen for new theatre at Centrepointe ANDREW SNOOK This Week The art for the Centrepointe theatre expansion was selected on April 6 by the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program committee. The walls of the new theatre will be decorated with a unique style of art created by local artists Lynda Cronin and Michèle Provost. Thousands of multi-coloured glass tiles will cover the walls of the corridors and the lobby. They will reflect light and colour while revealing words and phrases. The art is designed to encourage public interaction. Provost said that she felt very fortunate to have her first public art application accepted by the city. She said her inspiration for designing artwork for the theatre stemmed from Centrepointe’s creation and sharing of culture with the public. “We designed a piece that was speaking to that,” Provost said. “We really put ev-

erything we had in this.” She said that the artwork created by Cronin and herself was a daring choice by the city. “Public art sometimes goes unnoticed,” said Provost. “Some of it is discreet and the public doesn’t always realize that its there. This is a flashy piece.” The duo’s artwork was chosen over the designs of 30 other artists that were shortlisted by the committee. Melissa Ramsden, program administrator for the Public Art Program, said that five artists’ works were selected from the 31 proposals for public viewings. All the artists had 3-D models, scheduling and budgets concepts ready before the committee made their decision to allow the public to view and state their opinions. “We had a good turnout,” said Ramsden. “We had about 50 people turn out and give their opinions. The committee then selected the artist based on artistic excellence.” The art will be ready by the theatre’s completion in spring 2011.

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Algonquin students were challenged to write short stories as part of the Algonquin Reads initiative and Meagan Whan came through and met the challenge. The program was first launched this past fall and is a full school year long. A committee gets together and chooses one book – preferably by an Ottawa author – and champions that book for the year. The book that was chosen was a novel by Ottawa author Joanne Proulx called Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet in which the main character suddenly develops the ability to predict the deaths of the people around him. Participants were instructed to write a story that was inspired by the book and could choose any aspect of the story. Whan was awarded the second place prize for her literary skills. “I’m pretty surprised, I didn’t really expect to place so well,” Whan said.

It was only after reading the novel did Whan see the similarities between the novel and the short story she wrote. It was only then when she discovered that her story met the guidelines that she decided to submit her prose to the contest. “It was subconsciously in my mind but not at the foremost,” she said. “I was writing the story for fun.” The writing contest was the latest activity that heralds the program. Students have also been seen dressed in black hoodies reading excerpts from the book aloud in hallways, learning how to bind books and raffling quilts among others. The purpose of the program is to raise reading levels and awareness in the students as well as to get everyone involved and working together. Helena Merriam, coordinator for the Library and Information Technology program helped implement the program and keep it rolling. “We wanted to choose an Ottawa author that we could discuss as a group,” she said. “So we tried to pick one with

literary merit so it would be appealing to highly literate people, but didn’t want something too esoteric. It had to be fun to read.” According to Merriam, literacy is becoming “something of a concern” in today’s society. She said that very few people can’t read but people are reading less and their literacy is declining. “There are connections between reading and health. If you can’t read complex sentences then that equals a decline in comprehension. There’s also a correlation that says people with poor literary skills don’t vote,” she said. “I have to do my part and (Algonquin Reads) is what I can do.” The first place winner was a student in the Outdoor Adventure Naturalist Program, Kit Cross, who attends classes at the Pembroke campus. Both Cross’ story Max and Whan’s story will be published in the campus newspaper. The author whose novel inspired this year’s contest, Joanne Proulx, couldn’t be reached for comment.

Turnbull student chosen as ‘Awesome Author’ JAMIE DOGGART jamie.doggart@metroland.com Awesome Author Sam C. cleaned up in the writing contest held by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library. Sam, who requested that his full name not be used, was a little uncomfortable with the attention the contest has brought him. He said that he just likes to stay quiet and write and that the spotlight wasn’t necessary to him. Sam submitted two poems and two short stories in the 12 to 14 aged category in the West Ottawa division and of those four, all were mentioned. His poems The Scourge of the Well-Worn Wart and The Light is Out placed first and second, respectively. The short story Ants received the first place

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“It was pretty surprising because it’s never something you expect to win,” he said. “I’m very excited.” The young writer attributes his growing love of the word-crafting art to a school assignment from the previous year. For Halloween the students were asked to create a story about a monster and that was all it took for Sam. He’s been actively honing his writing skills ever since. “It’s easier for me to write about what I can see, my surroundings,” Sam said about finding inspiration. “It often depends on how I feel and the time of year.” The four pieces that were entered into the contest were taken from Sam’s admission portfolio to Canterbury High School, to which he was accepted. “I hope he pursues his writing,” Ferris said.

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prize and Sam’s second entry The Monster earned an honourable mention. Sam’s teacher, Christine Ferris, said that Sam’s writing abilities are unbelievably strong and mature for his age and wasn’t terribly surprised that he did so well. “His style is very mature. He keeps the need of the reader in mind when he’s writing,” she said. “He wants to improve his writing and has a ‘what can I do better’ attitude. He’s much more willing to improve than his peers,” she said. Sam’s mother Alyssa Frohnberg, said that the family was surprised by how well Sam did in the contest. “We were surprised, pleased and proud when we heard the news,” she said. “His writing is something that has always been encouraged at home and school.” Sam said he was surprised as well.

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Landslide risk rattles residents

The expansion of Prince of Wales Drive from Fisher Avenue to Fairpark Drive in south Nepean may be years away, but if the latest open house is any indication, planners still have a lot to consider before its completion. The Prince of Wales Environmental Assessment conducted its third open house at the Nepean Sportsplex on April 6 and 7 to collect input on the proposed widening of Prince of Wales Drive to four lanes from two starting in 2016. With preliminary designs on display, planners heard a plethora of concerns from the few dozen residents in attendance. At the forefront of the agenda were environmental concerns. Because the land surrounding Prince of Wales Drive is a soft form of clay, residents are worried about it possibly sliding into the Rideau River and altering the water quality during construction – expected to be completed by 2022. “That’s a real concern especially from people on the waterfront. There’s been a history of landslides,” Virginia Atkinson said, who’s lived off of the Nepean Creek near Fisher Avenue since 1961. “I think the overall feeling is that we’re a little defensive.” “They’re going to have to justify that there’s not going to be any more slides into the river,” added Malcolm MacDonald, who also lives near Fisher Avenue.

Senior project manager with the city Valerie Bouillant confirmed that a geological survey to test the strength of the clay will be scheduled as part of the plan. “We got lots of good constructive comments that are going to help us tweak the design a little bit and make it a better plan for property owners along the corridor,” she said. Even with some of the public’s apprehension, this extension is a necessity, said Bouillant. According to the Origin Destination Survey, the population of Barrhaven and the south urban community is expected to nearly double by 2031 with four times the amount of jobs Bouillant added that plans were based on 70 per cent of those people commuting by driving. “If we were to leaving Prince of Wales the way it is and not do anything, it’s simply not acceptable because of what we know,” she said. “If we didn’t do anything the situation would be much worse in terms of traffic.” As a result, the right-hand turn lanes will be lengthened north and southbound at West Hunt Club Road beginning in 2016. However, main construction will start at Fairpark Drive to Merivale Road at the south in 1.5 to two kilometre blocks heading northward no more than once a year, depending on funding. Bouillant said the hope is to get the city to realize that further expansion needs to

happen further north of Fisher Avenue to avoiding bottlenecking. “That’s one of the main points that we are putting in our report,” she said. “Fisher from Prince of Wales going north was outside of our study and we definitely recommend that the city, as part of the next transportation master plan update, look at that area in particular and how traffic forecasts will be in 2031 and what is the best way to receive the traffic that will result from the widening of Prince of Wales.” Another potential problem involves the railway bridge north of West Hunt Club Road. A temporary bridge will be built just to the north of the current one so Via Rail trips will not be disrupted, but the bigger concern is on impact of the land. “The design of the future bridge will definitely have to consider the soil,” Bouillant said. “There will be special soil investigations done at a depth much deeper (than for a road). “It’s part of our engineering, but it’s not something that will prevent us from reconstructing the bridge.” Other project highlights include: Lowering the speed limit to 70 ki• lometres per hour outside of the Greenbelt A two-metre cycling lane • 2 ½-metre paves shoulders • A multi-use recreational pathway • along the Rideau River to Hog’s Back Road Two-metre sidewalk from Wind•

ing Way (north) to Holborn Avenue on the east side and from northern Greenbelt boundary to Fisher Avenue on the west side Traffic signals, one on Winding Way • and one on Victory Hill Enhanced stormwater measures • Noise attenuation with noise barri• ers The last point was questioned by Adriano Dirienzo, who lives off of Amberwood Crescent just south of Colonnade Road, a stretch of road not covered by noise barriers. “We’re going to review our noise attenuation measures and look at properties that are indentified that are just below the threshold,” Bouillant said. Because of all the comments that were accumulated over the two-day period, Bouillant and her staff will now head back to the drawing board. “What we’ll do over the next couple weeks is compile all the comments that we’ve received per section and per location and consider them in our design to the extent that we can,” she said. Bouillant also is planning to follow up with community associations and those individuals with specific problems. The project was originally supposed to extend all the way down to Woodroffe Avenue at the south, but has since been included in the Strandherd Drive extension project, which commences this year. Construction from Woodroffe Avenue to Fairpark Drive will start in the coming weeks.

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Darla Halpin, Dave Moore, Bev McBride and Pam Logan talk to walk particpants about their cause and the nature walk.

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jamie.doggart@metroland.com The Canadian Wildlife Federation closed National Wildlife Week with a walk. The Walk for Wildlife was created this year to raise national awareness about wildlife conservation and biodiversity. The idea was to get participants walking from all over Canada to log enough kilometres to walk across Canada. So far the group has logged approximately 800 km and is encouraging people to keep logging. Those wanting to log their kilometres can do so at nationalwildlifeweek.com. “Even taking your dog out for a walk around the block twice a day counts, people should be logging that,” April Overall, communications coordinator for the Canadian Wildlife Federation said. Participants were taken on a two-km guided walk with nature guide Dave

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Moore to log more kilometres and give residents a taste of their own backyard. Walkers were taken along a hiking trail through Phiney Forest, which is part of the scenic Greenbelt located behind the Nepean Sportsplex. The event appeared to be a hit with the community, earning a decent turnout despite the chilly weather. “I think it’s a great idea, I’m glad they organized it. It’s nice to get out in the community and walk with people, explore these woods,” resident Peter Tobin said. “I hope they’re going to give us some explanation of what we might see and any trees and wildlife we may see. “I just like being outside, I like nature and thought it was a good way to contribute.” National Wildlife Week is celebrated each year during the week of April 10, in honour of Jack Miner, who was instrumental to Canada’s conservation movement.

Autism fundraiser a big hit ANDREW SNOOK andrew.snook@metroland.com The sounds of decades past echoed throughout the hallways of Algonquin College’s D building Saturday, April 10. People danced their way through the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s for Children at Risk. The fundraising event was the ninth annual Rockin’ for Risk fundraiser. It was organized by Children at Risk, a charitable organization that provides services to families with children diagnosed with autism in the Greater Ottawa area. Brenda Reisch, executive director of Children at Risk, said that the event made between $5,000 and $6,000. “We need to keep doing it all year to get the support,” Reisch said. “I think the thing with fundraising is you’ve got to do something that is going to be entertaining for the general public.” The dance floor was packed with people enjoying live musical performances by the band Intersection, and Shawn Berry — an Elvis Presley tribute artist. There was a dance contest held for the best jive and jitterbug couples. The winners received prize bags. There were silent auctions, a gold drive

and a raffle for people with two left feet. “For $25 you’re getting prize bags, sandwich buffet, auction items, raffles, and entertainment,” Reisch said. “We feel it’s a good deal for the public.” The silent auction had over 70 items up for bid including VIA Rail train tickets from Ottawa to Quebec City, an Ottawa Senators playoff tickets package, golf packages and jewellery. “Last year I won the hot air balloon ride at the silent auction,” said Terry Shea, a guest attending her second Rockin’ for Risk fundraiser. “The prizes are unbelievable, and the food at the end of the night is great.” Many of the volunteers at the event have a direct connection to someone with autism. Merle Hagerman, a volunteer with Children at Risk, has a daughter with autism, and is very thankful for the services the charity provides parents in need. “Volunteering is my way of giving back,” said Hagerman. When her daughter was diagnosed 10 years ago, Children at Risk assisted her family by offering behavioural and speech services. “We have a group of very dedicated volunteers,” said Bambina Lemme, office administrator. “We’re very fortunate, it’s our lifeblood.” For more information on Children at Risk, visit www.childrenatrisk.ca.


• APRIL 16 Ottawa Christian School presents a live musical production of Building on the Rock at 7 p.m. at Cedarview Alliance Church, 2784 Cedarview Dr. Free admission. Call 613-7225836. The Manordale-Woodvale Community Association monthly Euchre Night will be held at the Margaret Rywak Community Building, 68 Knoxdale Road, Nepean from 7:30 PM SHARP to 10:30 PM. Cost is $5.00 per person. Come out for an enjoyable evening of friendly euchre and support the Community Association. Refreshments will be available. Please contact Carol at 613226-9402.

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• APRIL 25 The Ottawa Brahms Choir under the direction of Kurt Ala-Kantti would like to invite the public to its SPRING CONCERT on Sunday, April 25th, at 4:00 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church at 2345 Alta Vista Drive. Tickets $18 at door; $15 at advance sale at Leading Note on Elgin and European Delicatessen on Merivale. For Info: Leo Heistek 613 749-2391.

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• APRIL 17 The Rideau Valley Home Educators’ Association is presenting its 20th Annual Home Educators’ Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kanata Baptist Church (465 Hazeldean Road, Kanata).The keynote address will be presented by Professor Michael Goheen from Trinity Western University, B.C. Seminars will be presented all day on a wide variety of topics including Hands on Science, Teaching French, Choosing your curriculum and Preparing for University. The conference also includes a large vendor hall that hosts Eastern Ontario’s largest exhibition of home school resources. A variety of curriculum representatives will be available to answer your questions about home education and to assist you in choosing curriculum and supplies to support your

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Hate shouldn’t be tolerated In the this issue of Nepean This Week on page 14 there is a story that about Yom HaShoah — a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the Jewish Community Centre. Survivors talked about losing their families and living in conditions unimaginable to most of us, but many haven’t learned the lessons those brutal acts should have taught humanity. In our so-called advanced society, acts of bigotry and racism should be as outdated as a butter churn. Yet, a national audit released in February from B’nai Brith Canada showed a four-fold increase over the past decade. In total, 1,042 incidents were reported in 2007, representing an 11.4 per cent increase over incidents from 2006, the group’s human rights league said. The group also highlighted what it said was a disturbing increase in the number of reported incidents on university and college campuses across the country. The audit reported a 51.9 per cent rise in incidents reported in schools in 2007, as well as a 22 per cent increase in web-based hate activity from the past year. The incidents in Ottawa rose marginally but with some serious incidents such as derogatory graffiti at a Nepean school. A rabbi was also reportedly threatened with racial slurs during a call to his home phone. Did the senseless slaughter of six million of Europe’s Jewish people not send a clear enough message to people? When there is hate in the world everyone is vulnerable. We have to remember that education is the key. Dr. Eva Olsson, holocaust survivor and author told the audience in Ottawa on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance that we cannot be bystanders. “In 1929 there were 300 Nazi bullies, by 1933 there were 300,000,” she said. “Hitler didn’t do it alone.” It is up to our society to make this kind of sentiment unacceptable.

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Thrift school To the editor: I have seen many editorials in different publications about the ‘crippling debt load’ of graduating Ontario students. I agree that it is a growing problem, but most people are too quick to point the finger at rising tuition costs. I graduated from university four years ago, so I am well aware of the costs involved in postsecondary education. I am also well aware of the number of students who graduate high school without a penny saved toward their education, even though they have had the opportunity through summer and part-time jobs to save thousands of dollars. I am well aware of the

number of parents who make good incomes, yet fail to fund education plans for their kids. I am also well aware of the number of scholarships and bursaries that are available, but never get applied for. As an example, at my university I applied for a bursary that was meant to go to the child of an employee of Candian Tire. My only connection to that store was that my brother had worked there for two summers. I won the bursary because nobody else applied. Many of my classmates wasted OSAP loans or student lines of credit on fast food, alcohol, expensive car payments, shopping, etc. Many others moved out of their parents’

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To the editor: A dead Bald Eagle was found about 40 metres from an industrial wind turbine in Norfolk County last year. The eagle’s body was sent to Bird Studies Canada and then to the MNR. An examination of the carcass showed it had injuries consistent with a sudden impact while toxicology tests indicated it was otherwise healthy. MNR Representative, Ron Gould stated “It may take several years to conclude conclusively.” One healthy eagle out of a total of only nine nesting pairs in Norfolk County may be unsustainable. This wind facility has been operating only a year. Thousands more turbines are proposed along the north shore of Lake Erie and the number of deaths can only increase. Why are we experimenting with an endangered species? The tips of these blades are travelling at speeds of 200 mph, sweeping the size of a football field. Eagles naturally soar on wind currents, as they always have. But the MNR blames the eagle for being “careless”. The mortality of one bald eagle from a nesting pair is most likely the loss of a nesting site and increases the mortally chances (which is already high) for eaglets if killed during the nesting season. Bald eagles mate for life. Killing or even harassing a bald eagle is supposed to be a chargeable offence. What sort of investigation was done to ensure proper mitigation was in place? The CEO of International Power who owns this turbine also happens to be the Executive Vice President of the Liberal Party of Canada, Mike Crawley. Judge for yourself. Maureen Anderson Amherstburg Publisher’s Liability: The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising from errors in advertisements beyond actual amount paid for space used by the part of the advertisement containing the error. The publisher shall not be liable for non-insertion of any advertisement. the publisher will not knowingly publish any advertisement which is illegal, misleading or offensive. The contents of this newspaper are protected by copyright and may be used only for your personal non-commercial purposes. All other rights are reserved and commercial use is prohibited. Permission to republish any material must be sought from the relevant copyright owner.


Friendship sparks from a child’s wish

A new friendship was celebrated with perhaps more fanfare than either side expected at the Skyline Farm on quiet Woodkilton Road last Saturday. Mirja Reid is a reserved and somewhat shy 12-year-old girl; Indigo is reserved and confident 16-year-old mare. They have something to learn from one another, yet something to share others as well. And there were plenty on hand to learn from them, including family, friends and a television crew. Reid was diagnosed with Leukemia at 23 months. The next three years were trying: a battery of tests, treatments, hospital walls and lingering effects such as a difficulty in running fast. If a child grew to mistrust adults, no one could blame her. Then came along the Children’s Wish Foundation. They asked Reid, who was

four years old by then, what she would like to have. Showing her love for animals even at that tender age, she asked for a kitten. Her mother and father, Don and Leah Braithwaite, guided her in the direction of holding off making a decision for a few years. It wasn’t until after the Crystal Bay youth began riding horses in West Carleton that it occurred to her: she wanted a horse. So after a long search, she and her family settled on Indigo just last month. “We didn’t look at any others after that,” Reid said. “She’s really pretty, of course. She moved well and looked healthy.” Indigo is approaching middle age in horse years and has acquired the character traits some might associate with wisdom. She communicates patience and co-operation to her riders. Most importantly, however, she teaches them to trust her – especially when she runs fast. There is no underestimating the bond

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People from from across the city came out in honour of the HaShoah (Holocaust) commemoration at the Jewish Community Cente on April 11. This year the theme was survivors.

Survivor urges public to remember those who were lost Hundreds turn out to commemorate Holocaust JENNIFER MCINTOSH jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com It may have been 65 years since she lay on the floor of the barracks at the German death camp of Bergen-Belsen suffering with typhoid and waiting to die, but it might as well have been yesterday for Dr. Eva Olsson. Olsson addressed hundreds who flocked to the Jewish Community Centre on April 11 to attend Yom HaShoah—the annual commemoration of those who survived the Holocaust and those who were lost. May 14, 1944 was the last supper Olsson had with her family in Szatmár, Hungary. “I remember my mother lighting the candles with the windows covered because we were already occupied by that time,” she said. The next day, the family was loaded into a box car with approximately 100 people and standing room only. There was one pail for drinking water and one pail to be used as a toilet. They began the

death march on the train to Auschwitz made from the peelings of potatoes. in a box car with air holes on top. Many The 85-year-old lost most of her family people died during the trip from lack of during the German occupation of Hunoxygen. gary. She was mostly silent about her “We were told we were going to work experiences until talking to her grandat a brick facdaughter’s class. tory, but when “I know now I we stepped off of was given this gift the box car it was of life for a reamuch worse,” she son,” she said. “Six said. “The air was million people were filled with black killed by hate, so if I smoke and there can reach one child were guards evit is worth it.” erywhere armed In 2007, Olsson with rifles.” travelled to GermaOlsson and her ny and Poland on a family were told tour of the concento line up and tration camps. were directed to She called the go either left or trip 28 days of hell right. She didn’t and said the memoknow why, but ries were very hard later learned that to bear. older women and “When I saw the children were told gas chambers, I to go left and were didn’t see them as sent to the gas empty, I saw my chambers. mother crying as Olsson told of she watched her her time in capgrandchildren die,” tivity, of being Olsson said. forced to haul Dr. Eva Olsson gives a talk at the Jewish ComMina Cohn, bricks on a daily munity Centre to commemorate Yom HaShoah chair of the Shoah ration of sawdust - the annual rememberance of those who sur- (Holocaust) Combread and soup vived the Holocaust and those who were lost. mittee of Ottawa

commended Olsson’s bravery in speaking about her trails to students across the country. Since her first talk in 1996, Olsson has written and self published two books about her experiences Unlocking the Doors: A Woman’s Struggle Against Intolerance and Remembering Forever: A Journey of Darkness and Light. “Since she broke her silence, she has spoken to one million people, including addressing the United Nations twice,” Cohn said. “This year’s theme is about the survivors and today we redeem the lives of six million Jews who were murdered.” The Israeli ambassador to Canada, Miriam Ziv said the lesson to be learned from the Holocaust was that the only way to defend Jewish people is with a safe and strong state of Israel. “The honour is for us to ensure that evil is not to be forgotten,” she said. “Because the noble sacrifice of those who perished and the perseverance of the survivors is the reason we are here.” For Olsson, she will continue to tell her tales as long as there is a chance to educate the minds of young people. She does it so that the gift she was given by being liberated from those barracks at Bergen-Belsen will not be wasted. “The war ended in 1945 but genocide did not stop because there was still hate,” she said. “The bullies must not be allowed to win.”


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Dancers leap across the stage during a 2009 performance of A Musical Taste of Our Canadian Heritage. Below the show continues with a variety of different performers. Photos by Alan Dean

Canadian musical history stands the test of time Performer perseveres through lean times JENNIFER MCINTOSH jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

For Nepean resident Deborah Davis, there was no question of giving up on her dream to teach children about our country’s musical heritage. Davis, founder of A Musical Taste of Our Canadian Heritage, has come a long way from playing all the female parts of a show that gives a lesson in music from Aboriginal performances to present day pop and rock. Now the show sells out during their three-day run at the

Canadian Museum of Civilizations and includes 50 top-notch performers. Del Andison, a Canadian who returned home after decades working as a Hollywood producer, said the show was as good as anything Broadway. “I returned to Ottawa and was taken to her matinee,” she said. “It was amazing, I think I learned more about Canada in that one afternoon than I had in my entire life.” The concept for the show was born in 1998 and aimed to show the history of Canada and its music through an entertaining vehicle that would be educational but also appealing, moving, inspirational and memorable. The idea was boosted by a $9,900-grant from the government of Canada’s Millennium Foundation. “It really didn’t pay for anything though, and we had no money left over for costumes,” Davis said. That’s when she went to her

TD Canada trust branch and talked to then manager Cathy Jowsey about possible funding. She walked away from that meeting with a cheque for $250. “We used that money to buy the bolt of cloth that all the costumes were made of,” Davis said. In the ensuing years, Jowsey, now manager of community relations with TD Canada Trust, would call Davis offering more money from the bank. Last year, the contribution to Odyssey Showcase — the charity set up to maintain the projects led by Davis —received $100,000. The money is used to underwrite the cost of the school children attending the show for $5 or $10 per head and for the creation of a 71-page manual for teachers about the history of Canadian music. “I have been to the show and it is great how the children relate to it,” Jowesy said. “They are very excited and can’t wait for the next act.”

Jowsey added that the educational element of the show is one of the reasons TD has continued to support it. Davis began to be interested in children and music when she formed her show Choonga Changa, which was also a labour of love, that grew into a regionally-recognized hit with hundreds of performances. She quit her career as an operational auditor in the government to stay home with her children and tried out a few home-based businesses before she hit the right tune with her musical career. Her husband Louis — who can be described as Davis’ biggest critic and biggest supporter — said that he has been amazed by the amount of work Davis has put into her musical endeavors. “At first as she was learning, she had to perform in restaurants and bars and sometimes she was really bad,” he said. “But after practice and hard

work, I could tell her that she was really good. I think it meant that much more because I had been honest before.” Louis supported his wife through the lean years where the bills kept coming and the sources of funding were few and far between because he believed in her dream. He put up with basement performances, costumes in the living room and late nights going over scores and scripts because he believes just as much as Davis. “I bet if you look back there are very few organizations that survived after receiving the money from the Millenium Foundation,” he said. “But we are still here and thriving.” The performances will run from June 1 to 3, with a reception after the close hosted by Max Keeping to honour the shows milestone anniversary. For information on showtimes and ticket prices visit http://cmod.ca.


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Photo by Jennifer McIntosh

ST. PAUL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL This St. Paul High School student will be playing Sharpay Evans in High School Musical on April 15. The curtains rise in the school’s auditorium at 7 p.m. This is the first musical performed at St. Paul’s since 1999 and the first ever performed with grades 7 and 8 students. There are 45 cast members in the show.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 SCOTIABANK PLACE TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW AT 10AM TICKETS AVAILABLE AT CAPITALTICKETS.CA, CALL 613-599-FANS (3267) OR 1-877-788-FANS; IN PERSON AT THE SENS STORE AT RIDEAU CENTRE AND PLACE D’ORLEANS, OTTAWA SPORTS EXPERTS LOCATIONS, OR THE SCOTIABANK PLACE BOX OFFICE.

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All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Ticket prices subject to applicable fees.


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