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A performer sings a traditional Inuit song during an aboriginal culture night at Algonquin College on July 22. The night was the end of a week -long program for Inuit, Métis and First Nations youth to help them learn about college life and sample some of the programs.

Aboriginal youth choose careers at college sampler JENNIFER MCINTOSH jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

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Despite the summer lull, Algonquin College was flooded with life on the week of July 18 as 30 aboriginal youth descended on the campus to sample careers and realize their dreams of higher education. For the third year in a row, the college has taken on the care of young people aged 12 to 16 from as far away as Rapid Lakes or Maniwaki, Que. The program, which offers opportunities for Inuits, Métis and First Nations children from remote rural communities the chance to stay at the college for a week and sample of stream of college programs, is funded by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities. With almost 10 per cent of the college’s

student body being made up aboriginal youth, the program manager for the Algonquin College Access Program (ACAP), Denyce Diakun said that it’s time to take notice of this growing population. “We have 1,534 aboriginal students presently enrolled,” she said. “Our goal is recruitment and retention so we have to understand what their needs are.” Diakun said it is important for the kids to get a taste of college life and an idea of what it will mean to live in an urban centre. “The program has really grown in popularity over the last few years,” she said. “We have a lot of students who came and tried careers in health services the first time and are doing carpentry or something different this time around.” Diakun said that one of the ways to ensure retention is to do a lot of work in the front

end to make sure young people are choosing the right program for them. “It’s incredibly effective, this way you don’t go into something blind,” she said. On top of the course instruction, kids had fun-filled evenings with games and outings. The cost of the stay and the activities is covered by the program, but the transportation is the responsibility of the parents. The communities are often quite willing to work with the college to get their kids to Ottawa, with one young man even returning this time around to work as a counsellor. The cap to the week-long initiative, called Dream Quest, was a cultural night with throat singing, Inuit games and dancing. “The fact that we had so many people come out to celebrate with the kids shows how important this is,” one of organizers Elizabeth Costello, said.


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Ruthishauser said they got chased by a few storms but were able to out-bike most of them. “You’re biking for your life,” said Ramsay with a laugh, adding that most people they met were very friendly; one gentleman stopped the cyclists on a highway in Moosejaw, SK to warn them about an impending tornado. “The people in general were amazing,” said Ramsay. The bikes, which were regular road bicycles, “took a lot of hits,” said Ruthishauser, whose bike suffered six flat tires. Out of all the areas they travelled, they

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Mario Ramsay and Chris Ruthishauser who both teach at Algonquin College rode their bikes from Jasper to Kanata. said Ruthishauser, laughing. During the entire journey they only took one day off on July 11 to watch the FIFA World Cup Finals and avoid a large thunderstorm.

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It took 29 days and close to 4,000 kilometres, but Mario Ramsay and Chris Ruthishauser completed their bike ride from Jasper, Alta. to Kanata. The duo celebrated their return with family and friends on Thursday, July 22 after pulling into Ruthishauser’s driveway in Glen Cairn. The reason for such a long trek: the love of biking. “I talked about doing a trip like this for four years,” said Ramsay, who lives in Manotick. “If you tell as many people as you can, you can’t back out.” Ramsay and Ruthishauser, who both teach culinary classes at Algonquin College, were part of the same running club, and after much persuasion, Ramsay was able to talk his friend into joining him on the trek. “I wanted to do a long trip,” said Ramsay. “I just wanted to see Canada.” The two set off from Ottawa for their journey on June 21 with Mike Fraser, who drove out and followed the bikers back. They complete their first day of cycling on June 24. “I’d classify them as adventurers and me as an explorer,” said Fraser, a resident of Katimavik. “While they were off riding, I’d go off and explore different areas.” They traveled through Alberta, Saskatchewan, parts of the United States and Ontario. “When you dream about it you make it a reality,” said Ramsay. The biggest consistent during the journey was breakfast at Tim Hortons whenever one was available. Ramsay and Ruthishauser biked between six to seven hours a day and managed 130 to 180 kilometres on average. “It’s nice, it’s like we just went for a day or two,” said Ramsay about the month-long trip. They camped outdoors and spent a few nights in motels while on the road. They also blogged consistently about their adventure, their destinations, how many kilometers they covered and the ups and downs along the way. “We wouldn’t remember everything if we didn’t write it down,”

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Pat Cassidy, Nepean Optometric Clinic

It’s Time to Say ‘Good-Bye’ After almost thirty years of greeting and helping the people of Nepean and the surrounding area, I will be saying “Good-bye” on July 28. It has been a great time for me over the years participating in the growth and changes at Nepean Optometric Clinic while also watching our patients grow and change. I have enjoyed working with the doctors, the staff and our patients. Our first location at Bell Mews was in a small office on the second floor with one optometrist and two staff. Now we have four optometrists and twelve staff in our ground floor location at Bell Mews Plaza. Over the years I have met many interesting people. I have had the privilege of getting to know three and four genera-

tions of the same family as they come to our office for their eye care. I look forward to my first year of retirement as I travel to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Ireland and Mexico. At this time, I would like to say “Good-bye” to one and all and thanks for making my working life such an enjoyable time. Because of you, our patients, I will have a lot of wonderful memories to take with me into retirement. Thank you. Pat Cassidy

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said Ontario was the worst, both for drivers and roads. In contrast, the roads in the states had four to 10-foot wide shoulder lanes, all paved and smooth, and most drivers gave them a wide berth, said Ramsay. Asked if they’d ever consider doing something like this again they both agreed they would but not anytime in the near future. However, they said they were planning on biking to Tim Hortons the next morning for breakfast. To read their blog, visit www.ramsaymario.wordpress.com.

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Meadowlands Avenue residents without water as pipe bursts again JAMIE DOGGART

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Meadowland residents have run dry again as a water main breaks for the fifth time since the beginning of July. Tammy Rose, manager of drinking water services, said that the pipe was old – which was why it was breaking, despite efforts to fix the main. “It’s because of corrosion that that pipe is breaking and failing,” she said. “The repairs are holding strong.” One resident affected by the break who did not wish to be named, wrote about the inconvenience. “We have no water to use in the kitchen and washroom,” he wrote in an email. “We are using the Tim Horton’s washroom for which we had to drive all the way to Meadowlands and Merivale.” On July 23, water was shut off from approximately 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. that night. Usually main repairs take up to eight hours but because so much of the pipe was corroded and the amount of previous collars, the repair took longer than usual. Repairs were being made with a better, more durable type of iron than was originally used in the hopes of having it last longer. According to Rose, a large section of pipe will need to be replaced. However, replacement will depend on what

• The Winter Triathlon (held in February each year in Ottawa - skating eight km on the Rideau Canal, x-country skiing five km in the Experimental Farm Arboretum, and running 5 km); • The Gatineau Loppet (held in February each year in Gatineau Park - x-country skiing 50 km); • A registered running marathon of 42.2 km Cullen ran in the National Capital Marathon earlier this year in May)

FORMER MAYOR ENDORSES WATSON On July 22 a former Mayor of Kanata Merle Nicholds endorsed Ottawa mayoral candidate Jim Watson. Merle joined Jim and his volunteers for an evening canvass blitz in the Kanata area, knocking on doors and speaking with residents about the upcoming municipal election on October 25th.

workers find when they expose the buried pipe. In the meantime, the city is rushing to replace a section of pipe – approximately from Hogan St. to Ness St. – in the hopes that the temporary fix will hold until all the appropriate studies for the extended replacement can be made. Rose said that she’s hoping this section replacement will be enough and that no more pieces of the pipe will

give out. Minto, the owner of the majority of apartment buildings in the area, was made aware of the ongoing problem and made the Parkwood Hills pool and facilities available to the community – providing fresh water to drink as well as washrooms. Residents are also encouraged to call 3-1-1 to find out more information on the water main status.

Even dads get the blues JENNIFER MCINTOSH

Councillor Alex Cullen joined 2,300 participants in the 2010 Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon Sunday, July 25 in Lake Placid, New York. This was an official ironman event, covering a 3.8 kilometre swim, 180 kilometres cycling and a 42.2 kilometre run (a marathon distance) within 17 hours. It is the third iron-distance triathlon Councillor Cullen has participated in, but the first in the registered Ironman series. Completing this ironman triathlon qualifies Cullen for the esteemed Rudy Award, named after a well-known local triathlete (Rudy Hollywood - for more information go to www. trirudy.com) for completing five endurance events in a year. To qualify for the Rudy Award a person must, in a calendar year, finish:

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A crew works on the watermain near the intersection of Fisher and Meadowlands Avenues. Residents have been without water five times since the beginning of July.

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A researcher at the University of New Brunswick is looking to Nepean as part of a study about how dads deal with postpartum depression (PPD). Nicole Letorneau did a study in 2005, examining the needs of mothers with PPD and found that most of the respondents perceived their husbands as supportive, but limited in their understanding of the illness. Her research also shows that many men are also affected by depression and other symptoms during this time. “We know that this is a problem,” she said. “But we are looking at how to support dads.” Letorneau said that people whose partners are depressed are 20 per cent more likely to be depressed themselves, yet there are few to no support systems for dads facing depression. In 2009 researchers completed a pilot study in which they interviewed 11 men whose partners had postpartum depression. The men were asked to describe their experiences, support needs, resources, barriers and preferences for support. A number of fathers reported that, although they recognized that they detected changes in partners’ emotional status, they did not initially

identify it as PPD. Once their partners were diagnosed with PPD, fathers reported having difficulty identifying sources of support. Lack of information and a stigma associated with PPD often acted as barriers to finding help. When speaking about their personal experiences with PPD, some fathers revealed that they had experienced a range of depressive symptoms, including anxiety, sleep disturbances, fatigue, irritability, feeling sad or down, changes in appetite, and thoughts of bringing harm to self or baby. Results of this pilot study have been used to support the funding and implementation of a larger-scale Canadian Insititute of Health Research (CIHR)funded study and the intervention test to follow. Letorneau said that with the help of Andrea Doucet, a sociology professor at Carleton University, Esther Shoemaker a PhD candidate at Institute of Population Health at the University of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health, researchers are recruiting in Ottawa and Nepean to help gather some of the 90 fathers required for the study. For more information on the study and participation, visit http://www.unbf.ca/nursing/ child/CIHRDads.html

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Clive Doucet announced on July 26 that Dr. Declan Hill would be his new campaign manager. A former journalist – Hill worked at the CBC: The Fifth Estate – he has won a number of national and international awards including ones from Amnesty International, the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Danish organization Play the Game. “I am proud to say that I was born and raised in Ottawa. My closest friends and family have always lived here,” Hill said in a press release. “However, when I returned to live in the city two years ago I was deeply angered by what has been happening to it. Some of the parks and green spaces I had enjoyed growing up have been replaced by parking lots and condominiums. There is no effective transit plan and there are traffic jams up and down the Queensway. Taxes are going up year after year and it seems that a handful of rich developers are being benefited to the expense of everyone else in the community. “Worst of all, no one in the present government status quo seems to be doing anything about it. The current mayor even spent much of his term fighting off officially-laid corruption charges. Until Clive Doucet announced principal candidates were the mayor, a former mayor and one of the deputy mayors. There was no opportunity for real change – they were all simply variations of the political status quo that has so failed this city.”

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INTRUSIVE Transport Minister John Baird said suggesting the City of Ottawa will have to create their own statistics department to gather census information is “a tad alarmist.” “If this is such a huge issue for the city I can’t believe the mayor hasn’t called me,” said Baird. “I think there’s a bit of political mischief making here.” He declined to elaborate on the comment. Baird said he met with several councillors and the mayor this week during several different public functions and none of them mentioned the city’s problems with changes to the census. “Which surprises me,” said Baird. “If this is such a huge issue, no one picked up the phone and called me.”

Baird said some municipal politicians are making political hay out of the issue. “Their biggest priority is how I can (put) myself in the news this week,” said Baird. The Ottawa West-Nepean MP said he has yet to hear complaints about removing specific questions in the census. “Let’s have a discussion based on facts,” said Baird. “If the city has concerns, let me hear them – which questions from the census do they question? “There can be a legitimate difference of opinion,” said Baird. “I think as an MP we should always be listening.” Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre said the only change to the census is that it is now voluntary. “That’s because we believe it’s wrong to force people under threat of jail time to provide unnecessary personal information to the government,” said Poilievre. Poilievre said people shouldn’t be forced to provide unnecessary information such as the number of bedrooms in their homes and what time they go to work. “There will be no additional cost to the City of Ottawa resulting from this change,” said Poilievre. “We believe if we send a voluntary survey to a third of all people, (it will provide) more than enough of a sample size (with) helpful data.” Great Britain and Germany will hold their last census next year, said Poilievre, and some countries such as Denmark haven’t used a census for decades. The federal government will send the voluntary census to a larger number of households, said Poilievre and collect data from an equal number of people on a voluntary basis. “I think all Canadians will do their best to make a contribution

to the census,” said Poilievre. Poilievre said companies, municipalities and hospitals already collect statistical data on a voluntary basis to serve their markets. Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP Gordon O’Connor was unavailable for comment. The National Statistics Council is suggesting a compromise to the federal government. The advisory group suggests maintaining the long-form mandatory census but removing the threat of jail time for those who fail to fill out census forms. No statistics were immediately available that indicate anyone has ever been jailed for refusing to complete a census form. The group also recommends a review of the census questions to ensure each is necessary. “The National Statistics Council believes that these steps, taken together can respect the valid concerns voiced by Canadians about privacy and intrusiveness, while ensuring that the vital information that currently flows from the long-form census can be maintained and continues to serve Canadians needs,” said McKinnon in a statement issued this week.

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The City of Ottawa’s taxpayers will be on the hook to pay for statistics research as a result of changes to the federal census, said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. The federal government recently announced it will scrap the mandatory long-form census, replacing it with a shorter voluntary one. But municipalities can’t rely on the statistics provided in a voluntary census, said Wilkinson, forcing them to research information normally provided by Statistics Canada. “It’s going to cost us money to do research we (now) get from the census,” said Wilkinson. Ottawa city council passed a motion earlier this month asking the federal government to reconsider its decision. Municipalities can’t depend on statistical information provided on a voluntary basis, said Wilkinson. “Who’s going to fill it out?” asked Wilkinson. “There’s no way to ensure it’s valid.” Wilkinson said certain statistical groups, such as new Canadians, will be under represented or ignored in the new census. “You would not have valid data you could use,” said Wilkinson. “This is political interference in something that should be absolutely arms length from government.” Canadian municipalities depend on the census data to apply for federal and provincial funding, said Wilkinson. Cities will have to spend money to collect data missing from the new census, she said. “It’s research that’s used all the time by the planning department,” said Kanata South Coun. Peggy Feltmate. “Every municipality uses its information.”

Since Industry Minister Tony Clement announced the changes to the census in June, politicians, researchers, statisticians and politicians across the country have complained the voluntary census will produce unreliable data. “We believe the changes will harm the integrity and quality of the Canadian statistical system,” said Ian McKinnon, chair of the National Statistics Council, a government-appointed group that advises Statistics Canada, in a statement issued this week. “At the same time, the council recognizes that concerns about intrusiveness and confidentiality should be addressed.” The council said the voluntary census will compromise the value of statistical information provided to municipal governments, businesses and social agencies, which is used to plan private and public budgets. Last week Muni Sheikh, the head of Statistics Canada, resigned from the national statistics agency in protest over the decision.

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Service providers, property owners and residents are looking to give the Parkwood Hills community a head start. An advisory committee — formed in September 2009 — has been out on the streets talking to residents about what they think is needed. One of the key things is a space for Best Start programming. The concept of Best Start is a program that works with parents and caregivers of children aged zero to six, hoping to give the caregivers the tools to give kids a leg up. “It’s something we have identified for that community,” Gudrun Klingelstein, director of the Centrepointe Child Care early learning program, said. “There isn’t anything available in the neighbourhood for parents, so we have been looking at a space.” In Centrepointe, the centre offers pre and post-natal parenting classes as well as playgroups and toy-lending libraries. Klingelstein, a member of the advisory committee, said she sees a need for this kind of service in Parkwood Hills as well. “There are a lot of young families,” she said. “It has been part of our 10-year plan to extend service to that area.”

Klingelstein said the program provides a hub for the parents in terms of networking and is the perfect leap frog for school age program. She added that St. Rita Catholic School principal Linda Mancini has expressed interest in the program, but there just isn’t the space available. Brian Kauk, reverend at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, another member of the advisory committee, said that the church is in talks to provide the space. He said he joined the committee because of the church’s long-standing relationship with the neighbourhood. “We have been here for 60 years,” he said. “The church is one of the original members of the community. It makes sense for us to be part of the community building.” Kauk said that while the service providers may have a better sense of what the community’s needs are, the church has always had an interest in early childhood development and literacy. “It would benefit us if we could work it out to offer a space for best start programming,” he said. While everything is far from final, the advisory committee — which includes representatives from the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre, Joe Childs, community operations manager with Minto Group Inc. and representatives from the faith community — has been working for months to put together a strategy that will address some of the service gaps in that area.

Chess champ cleans up at Open JAMIE DOGGART jamie.doggart@metroland.com

Joey Qin is 14 years old and heading towards his first year of high school. In his sport of choice, it’s not uncommon for him to compete against athletes more than twice his age – and win. First introduced to the game when he was seven, Joey Qin is a rising star in the chess world and he just keeps getting better. Gordon Ritchie, a pillar of the Ottawa chess community, used to play Joey before he became too strong of a player. Now Ritchie refuses to play him because the teen’s calibre of chess is too high. “He could beat 90 per cent of chess players in the country,” he said. “Joey is an outstanding chess player.” The last tournament Joey competed in was the Canadian Open Chess Championship. The international tournament draws the best players from across the world. Joey placed seventh overall in the nine day tournament and cleaned up in his age division. Joey attributes his success in the chess world to studying past games – with the help of his dad – and knowing how to read his opponent. “We look at their playing style and what to be aware of and what to target,” he said. “Their opening can tell a lot about them.” Despite the wins, it’s the love of the game that keeps Joey staring down the chess board.

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It’s a match made in Misty River Sitting in the basement office of Misty River Introductions, I was waiting for the magic to happen. During my drive over to the Carleton Place office, I had imagined something out of a movie; the matchmaker would sweep in with a portfolio, hand it to her client saying ‘I’ve got the perfect match for you.’ And it would be. Happily ever after. Instead I was presented with something based a little bit more in reality but still romantic. Today, Thursday, is matching day so clients are calling in all day to hear about their new matches, owner and matchmaker Linda Miller explained. “It’s a climax of all the work we’ve done all week,” she said. MATCH ME UP

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What will they think of next? The latest craze to sweep the Internet meme is i-dosing – using binaural sounds to get high in a safe, legal way. Websites are now selling i-dosing tracks, which play a different tone in each ear to simulate a beat. They promise an altered mood or mindset that is difficult to achieve in any other legal way. All you need is good-quality earphones. I-dosing is supposed to synchronize the listener’s brainwaves to the “beat” of the tones on the track or mix the brainwaves, which in turn creates the altered mindset. Websites are calling the tracks “doses.” Each site has different tracks to achieve different mindsets. The tracks are named for the drug whose effects they allegedly produce. The leading website, I-Doser makes some tracks available for free because everyone is susceptible to binaural beats. Free trials are recommended to ensure that the interested individual isn’t immune before purchasing doses. The doses don’t all come cheap either. Track prices can range anywhere from $1 to $20. User testimonials rave about the effects of doses claiming it will cause hyperactivity, relaxation and hallucinations. These claims are odd because if a drug causes relaxation, it won’t easily cause hyperactivity too. We believe these claims and user testimonials of kids getting high off the sounds are false. At best, it seems the users are experiencing the placebo affect. They want to feel high and be part of the crowd so badly that their mind tricks them into believing the dose worked. So why is the community up in arms against i-dosing? Some parents are under the impression that i-dosing is a gateway drug. Risk-free trials make experimenting with drugs feel safer, which will encourage kids to branch out from binaural tracks, mimicking highs to the real thing. If it works it would also render drug testing obsolete. Likely, the meme will run its course, like every other viral element does. I-dosing will be gone before you can say “Pet Rock.”

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Goulet deals four players for former Trenton captain his level.” Johnson had three goals and 20 assists in 37 games last season. With training camp approaching on Aug. 6 at Nepean Sportsplex, Goulet is busy scouting in the Boston area and said he might not be finished in terms of player movement. “I’ve still got some holes to fill,” he said. “At the end of the day, I want to have four lines that can play and six defencemen that can play. It’s too early to say what role anyone’s going to have on the team.”

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Heading into his first full season as Nepean Raiders general manager and head coach, Peter Goulet is starting to put his stamp on the team. And he’s looking into the past to do it. Goulet acquired Jeremy McCarty, the captain of the Ontario Junior A Hockey League’s Trenton Golden Hawks last season, on July 22 in exchange for a trio of 20-year-olds – centre Demetri Sakaris and defencemen Brandon Boelter and Lorne Miller – plus the playing right to left winger Ronnie Brohman, 19, from the Winchester Jr. B Hawks and undisclosed cash. As coach of the Kingston Voyageurs for 3 ½ years before joining the Raiders last December, Goulet is well aware of what McCarty brings to the table. The 20-year-old forward played for the Port Hope Predators for three seasons before the team moved to Trenton for the start of the 2009-10 campaign. “I’ve got a tremendous Junior A hockey player with Jeremy McCarty joining our club,” he said, noting that McCarty has over 200 career points and has averaged almost a point per game. “I’ve seen him play a lot of hockey. “He works his butt off shift in and shift out. He can play in all situations – in all positions – which makes him invaluable.” The former Hawks captain recorded 20 goals and 40 assists in 42 games last season, and added three goals and seven assists in nine playoff contests. McCarty was seeking a trade from Hawks general manger Tim Clayden. The deal made perfect sense for Goulet since both Sakaris and Boelter are expected to play in the United States Hockey League in the fall anyway. In fact, Sakaris, a 5-9, 155-pound pivot, had 18 goals and 49 points for the Raiders last season and is pencilled in to play for Clarkson University. “If they’re capable of playing down there, we wish them all the best,” Goulet said. “If not, Tim (Clayden) has the right to talk to them. “They both wanted a change.” In a separate trade, the Raid-

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Above: The Bruised Egos, a cover band slotted to play at the free concert, rock out to songs like “Jesse’s Girl” and “Start me Up” to a captivated audience. All donations and money collected were given to the Red Cross to help with their aid efforts to Haiti. Over $2,800 was raised. Below: Aamina Syed, 4, signs herself up for another temporary tattoo with painter Alex Powell. Paintings were done on a give-what-you-can donation basis. All donations were donated to the Haiti relief fund.

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Kylie Anderson, 8, relaxes in the centre of a parachute game during CUPE’s Rocking for Haiti fundraiser event at Andrew Haydon park on July 24.


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Originally, Parbhakar had planned on going back to school for her Bachelor of Education, but ended up starting the camp after a two-year stint teaching in a Some Nepean kids will have a chance to exercise a difprivate school. ferent muscle at camp this summer. The camps have grown so much over the last decade Electrical engineer and educator Neena Parbhakar that Parbhakar offers the camp during the March break is offering her science camp, Brain Waves at 25 Esquias well. Often the spring break camp is held at the Carmault Ave. ling Avenue Nortel campus — where she used to work. Parbhakar said she came up with the concept about Starting from a one-woman show in the first years, 10 years ago. the camps are now led by many different counsellors as “I always like working with kids and I wanted to put Parkbhakar has taken a step back. my experience with engineering to good use,” she said. “At first it was really good for my kids because they were young and they got to learn a lot about science,” she said. “Then when they NEPEAN got older they were counsellors.” The camp takes a handsto the following names, who voted for their favorite business in our recent on approach to science and 2010 Readers Choice Awards, giving them the opportunity to win technology. $100 each to a ine local restaurant. We would like to thank the thousands One of the camps encourages the students to test who voted, and made this years award such a great success. their mechanical skills by building a Rube Goldberg machine. Named after the American cartoonist, the machines are deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task in a complicated fashion. • Jimmy Zito “The kids really like this, and they have a choice of • Lisa Schillaci materials and end product,” Parbhakar said. “So • Gail Kuchma it really brings out their jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

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Community Calendar • JULY 29

• ONGOING

A Company of Fools will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Andy Haydon park. The show starts at 7 p.m. Bring your own seating (blanket or lawn chair) and bug spray!

Bereaved parents self-help group: Understanding & Support The Compassionate Friends Ottawa Valley/Outaouais chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month at PinecrestQueensway Community Heath Centre 1365 Richmond Road. For more info call or email 613-692-4521 / tcfottawa@rogers.com

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Enjoy a traditional Garden Party & Tea on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick. Tickets are $13 per person in advance, $15 at the door. Tempt your taste buds with Devon Cream Tea, featuring clotted cream imported from the U.K., and fresh homemade scones prepared by the chef of the British High Commission. Advance tickets are available at Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind or by calling (613) 692-7777. This is a rain or shine event, with indoor and outdoor seating. All proceeds from this event benefit Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, providing professionally trained guide dogs to the visually impaired since 1984.

• AUGUST 4 Opening Night of ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ will be held August 4, at the Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue, in support of Friends of Hospice Ottawa. Reception & Dessert Extravaganza begins at 7 p.m. Come meet the cast of this outstanding play! Tickets are $55.00 pp. Bus available at no cost from Richmond, Stittsville and Bells Corners. For tickets & information call 613-591-6002 x26.

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SMILE OF WEEK Nicole Loveless works at the front office of Comfort Keepers, answers the phone with a smile and greets people coming into the office with the same infectious smile. Nicole smiles during the most challenging days. Her laugh is totally contagious. If you know someone in the community with a welcoming smile, please email Nepean This Week and we will send a photographer out to capture it for an upcoming issue. Email editor@ nepeanthisweek.com or call Jamie Doggart 613-221-6234.

or contact Roberto Mirabelli at Mirabelli67@ hotmail.com or by phone at (613) 852-0599.”

• AUGUST 16 • AUGUST 8 Friends of the Farm Victorian Tea, Sunday August 8. Classic tea $6 from 2 - 4 p.m. served on the lawns of Bldg. 72, Central Experimental Farm Arboretum, east at Prince of Wales traffic circle. Bring a patio chair and listen to the music. Enter the best hat contest, don period costume for an old-time CEF tradition (not required). In case of rain the event will be held in Building 2. For information call 613-230-3276, info@friendsofthefarm.ca, www. friendsofthefarm.ca.

• AUGUST 12 This City of Ottawa is presenting the following date for their ‘Concerts in the Park’ series 2010. Place: Village Square Park, Main Street in Stittsville, ON Thursday, August 12th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Music: ‘The Mick Armitage Band’ from 7 to 8:30 p.m.There will be a Community Youth BBQ starting at 6 p.m. with free admission. Bring your chairs, blankets, dancin’ shoes and your friends and neighbours. Classic rock and roll favourites will have you on your feet. No pets or alcohol. Info: 613-226-9178 or mickarmitageband.com

• AUGUST 14 The Kiwanis Club of Nepean presents its Charity Car Show in support of the Queensway Carleton Hospital. The event is to be held in the Bells Corners Loblaws parking lot at the corner of Moodie Drive and Robertson Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to all makes and models (domestic and import) of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Regirstration fee is $10 and the first 100 registrants receive a dash plaque with trophies for class winners. For further information see www.nepeankiwanis.com

Nine and Dine! The Professional Associations of Ottawa 3rd annual golf tournament for Make a Wish Foundation. Monday, August 16, Eagle Creek Golf Club. Join us in granting a child’s wish through your participation. Visit www.paottawa.com for more details.

•AUGUST 21 Art on the Farm On August 21, rain date August 22, Friends of the Farm invite you to visit the Central Experimental Farm Arboretum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for our Annual Art on the Farm event. Artists working in various formats will display and sell their original works on the lawn under the trees. Admission and parking are free. For information call 613-230-3276, info@friendsofthefarm.ca, www.friendsofthefarm.ca

• UPCOMING The West Ottawa Children’s Chorus has now concluded their fourth season of presenting choral concerts in the west end of Ottawa. WOCC performed at the Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival on April 20 for the first time and received three second place finishes with marks of 83 per cent, 85 per cent and 85 per cent in their categories. The director is holding auditions for new members of the choir aged 7-18 years old for rehearsals which begin on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 6:15 p.m. Rehearsals are held in Kanata at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Road. In September Sara-Lynn Hutchison will join us as the new accompanist and assistant director. The next concert will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Road beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, with a reception following. Tickets are $12 and will be available at the door. Children 16 and under are always free. For more info go to http:// www.westottawachildrenschorus.com, email gjnagy@rogers.com, or call 613-829-4402.

• UPCOMING • AUGUST 21 The Ottawa Carleton Plowmen’s Association is holding it’s annual plowing match and rural celebration this August. On Saturday we will be welcoming plowmen from outside of our area as well as own to compete using everything from walking ploys to turnover ploys. Area vendors and organizations will be available, VIP plowing, a trivia challenge, games, trolley rides, BBQ and much more. Plowing Match and Field Day, August 27 and 28, corner of Eagleson & Rushmore Road. All welcome. Rain or shine. Horse/tractor competitive plowing, try plowing yourself, displays, trolley rides, games, BBQ, entertainment. More information www.ottawaplowmen.com, info@ottawaplowmen.com. 613-826-3278. Free on 27th, $2/person on 28th.

Come sing with us! The Ottawa Brahms Choir under the direction of Kurt Ala-Kantti is recruiting members for all voice parts to join us and celebrate our 30th Anniversary season with two concerts: Christmas Favourites, November 28, 2010; Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms, Spring 2011. Our delightful accompanist is Ioulia Blinova. Our Rehearsals: Mondays 7 to 9 p.m.; at Southminster United Church at Aylmer/Bank. starting date September 13, 2010. For information: 613 749-2391; www.ottawabrahmschoir.ca

•ONGOING Villa Marconi is currently looking for volunteers to walk with our residents in the garden, help in the coffee shop, and visit with our residents. If you would like to assist, please call Antonietta at 727-6201 ext. 6660. Orientation and training are provided.

What are you doing this summer? Wouldn’t it be great to spend your summer having fun with a new puppy? Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is looking for individuals or families that would like to foster a puppy and, eventually, turn that puppy into a well-rounded ‘good dog’ suitable to enter formal training to become a working guide dog for a visually impaired person. The puppy must be welcomed as a member of the family, learn basic obedience and be introduced to a multitude of situations that will aid it in eventually becoming a working guide dog for the blind. An adult has to be home most of the day or have permission to take the dog to work.The foster family is responsible for training the dog obedience and socialization skills, working closely with a professional dog trainer from Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. For the volunteer, it’s much like having your own puppy, but you must add specific commands and rules which are geared towards this puppy becoming a guide dog. It’s a long-term commitment of twelve to eighteen months, having the puppy accompany you almost everywhere you go, and adapting to the fact that the dog must be given back to enter into formal training at the end of the fostering stage. A large part of the reward is the chance for the puppy you raised to graduate as a working guide dog and provide an incredible gift to a visually impaired person. If your dog graduates, you get the opportunity to meet the blind person whom the guide dog is matched with.You must be available to attend regular training sessions, have access to a vehicle to get to veterinary appointments, and have plenty of free time. This volunteer position is referred to as Puppy Walking. Although it’s actually fostering the pup or dog, a large component to the program is walking the dog several hours daily. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind provides all food for the puppy and is responsible for all veterinary expenses. Attend an Information Session on July 9, July 23, or August 6, 2010. Registration is required. To register or to get more information, phone (613) 692-7777 or email cgdb@sympatico.ca .

• ONGOING The Ottawa Regional Youth Choir (ORYC), conducted by Kevin Reeves, is seeking young people between the ages of 15 and 23 to join the choir in September. The choir performs its own concerts and collaborates with a wide range of other musical ensembles. Altos, Basses, Sopranos and Tenors interested in auditioning should contact Carolyn Smith at 613-823-1114; website: www.oryc.on.ca

• ONGOING Nepean Lawn Bowling Club at the Sportsplex (adjacent to the Woodroffe Ave. parking lot) invites you to enjoy this fun summer activity. Week days at 9 a.m. and Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m. Free coaching, use of equipment and refreshments. Juniors Program available for Students 18 years and under. Tuesdays, from July 6th to August 31st, 4 to 5 p.m. Call 613-226-1948 or come in and just try it!


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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Mailroom Supervisor is accountable for monitoring the manufacturing activities affianced in the flyer distribution and flyer insertion processes. The Mailroom Supervisor maintains production in accordance with time schedules, quality standards, cost goals and employee safety. The Mailroom supervisor plans, organizes and directs the manufacturing activities to maintain output and production sequence in compliance with goals of Ottawa Region Media Group.

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