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LUMIERE GROWS The annual Stanley Park festival now features storytelling, dancing, photography alongside its lantern-making tradition.

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Dale Smith, owner and curator of the Dale Smith Gallery, will be closing her New Edinburgh location at the end of this month. Smith, who has offered strong support to Ottawa-area artists for the past eight years, said after carefull consideration it was time to say goodbye. For the full story, turn to page 2.

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Crichton Cultural Community Centre has found a new home across the lane in time for the move out of its current location at 200 Crichton St. The McKay United Church Manse, just across Avon Lane from 200 Crichton, will be what the community centre calls home on Sept. 1. The location, still nestled in the New Edinburgh heritage-designated district, was an important factor in the search for a new location for the programs currently run out of 200 Crichton. “The CCCC has reached an understanding with MacKay United Church that will

allow the Centre to occupy the MacKay Street Manse and run programming in the church Hall (known as Memorial Hall), effective September 1st,” read a statement from the community centre’s board of directors posted on the New Edinburgh Community Alliance website on July 22. The opportunity followed a vote by members of the McKay United Church Council, who made the decision to lease the Victorian home. “I think this is a great community connection for the church and the neighbourhood,” Rev. John Montgomery said about the new plans. The manse is a 120-year-old house that was built by the church for the minister. Montgomery said when he became the

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Gallery owner says goodbye, but not farewell to art Dale Smith planning to remain active in Ottawa artistic community MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

When Dale Smith decided to get her feet wet in the Ottawa art scene, she decided to jump right in and open a gallery that gave new and upcoming artists a chance to have walls to showcase their art for the past eight years. But at the end of this month, Smith is saying goodbye to the bricks and mortar of the Dale Smith Gallery and is getting ready to dive into a new artistic venture. “It is bittersweet, but I am excited about starting something new and I will not be shying away from the art world, just stepping back,” Smith said. As boxes and paintings scattered across the floor of the gallery, Smith leans on one of the pillars that typically separates paintings and themes. Smith said she isn’t sad about the closure, as she has had time to think about it and prepare. “I have spent long enough

thinking about it and I am staying positive,” Smith said. With a keen eye for detail and an open heart for the talent she has nurtured, she has put in the effort to ensure her artists have new homes once the gallery is gone. It has been home to many artists’ work – the last exhibition by Ottawa artist Karin Rabuka having just wrapped up at the end of July. Rabuka, who has been with Smith’s gallery since the beginning, believes this is just Smith’s nature and not common practice for closing galleries. “She is very supportive and giving and it is very sad that they gallery is closing,” Rabuka said. She felt very honoured to be part of the last showing at the gallery and feels it is going to be very hard to find a mentor and gallery operator that is as trusting as Smith. “Over all the years with Dale, she has been always open to anything and gives you time and let your creative expressions flow.”

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Dale Smith gathers up the last of her things at her gallery at 137 Beechwood Ave. At the end of this month, Smith will be closing the gallery for good after eight years. Rabuka said. “I think some galleries want more say, but when it comes to Dale she just trusted me. It is something that I am hoping I can find somewhere else, but I really believe it will be hard.”

When Smith thinks back to all that she has learned about running a gallery, the one thing she would love art schools to take more time teaching their students is the practical side of being an artist.

“An artist needs to think professional from the very beginning ... and think about what type of wires they are going to hang their pieces with, how to use stretch bars and to make sure their art pieces are perfect from the front to the back,” she said. Smith is not going away and will still run an online gallery at dalesmithgallery.ca, but for a woman who has spent the last eight years with only Mondays off, she is looking forward to the flexibility that her new schedule will allow, including spending more time with her family. Smith also intends on starting up a blog that will keep readers informed about the upcoming artists and shows around the city. “This gallery was a good way to give artists a chance to get started, meet deadlines and know what to expect out of an exhibit, but it is time for me to step away from the bricks and mortar of this place,” Smith said.

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A recent grant from the city has made it possible for the Rockcliffe Park Community Association to continue its battle against the invasive buckthorn shrubs in the area surrounding McKay Lake.

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Residents of Rockcliffe Park remain hard at work on their campaign to remove invasive buckthorn shrubs to help preserve the conservation area surrounding McKay Lake. Rockcliffe Park Community Association environment committee chairwoman Iola Price has been battling buckthorn for the past seven years and every year she goes out to the Caldwell-Carver Conservation Area with two students and an arborist to remove as many of the shrubs as they can. “It is an invasive species with a dense root system that inhibits the growth of other plants around it,” Price said. Along with threatening the growth of other plants, buckthorn also produces toxic red berries, which have raised concerns among area residents. The rehabilitation of the CaldwellCarver Conservation Area has been taking place since 2003. “Much of it (the conservation area) was created by land-filling a marsh in the 1970s and although White Pine, Tamarack and White Ash were planted, buckthorn took over,” Price said. “We have been manually removing it since 2004.” By the summer of 2010, although the shrubs themselves had been removed, the stumps still remained and removal became impossible in the late fall because the ground had frozen. The project is funded by a community environmental project grant of $5,000 through the city of Ottawa. The association applied for this grant to be able to hire an arborist from E&S Tree Experts/ Upper Canopy Corporation to remove the heavy stumps of the shrubs from the ground. The grant was used to pay for three days worth of work performed by the company. Maintaining the conservation area in-

volves monitoring the water quality at the pond, planting native trees, shrubs and plants and maintaining trails in the area. The association’s own budget covered the costs for the maintenance, including $3,096 for the buckthorn removal project in 2010, but did not have the money to continue to fund the project this year. Price believes the buckthorn plants need to be removed to ensure the other trees and shrubs have a chance to prosper. Buckthorn was identified by the Ottawa Forests and Greenspace Advisory Committee as an invasive species, but Price said a large-scale removal program is unfunded. And the removal itself seems to be a never ending battle, as seeds can fall from the plant and take years to mature into a visible shrub. The removal of buckthorn from the conservation area, Price guessed, could take about another 10 years. “Yes it takes time, but I, like Mother Nature, am in it for the long haul,” Price said. The students who help Price every year receive volunteer hours for their high school diplomas and Price admits she would not be able to get as much done with out the help. “They haul the stumps out, collect the cut branches, it is a lot of work and they are extremely helpful it making it possible,” Price said. As each unwanted shrub is pulled out, Price spreads new seeds, such as chokecherry and sugar maple. The project this year got off to a rough start, with only one day’s work completed when the arborist’s machine broke down. Recent wind storms have also left Price waiting until mid-August to get back to the removal. “That is okay, really, let the arborist deal with all the fallen trees first, I think that is more important right now and hopefully we can start again soon,” Price said.

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eryone, whether you work in an office, are a recreational sports enthusiast or are a professional athlete. “It’s always best to satisfy your thirst with water,” says Registered Dietitian, Cathy Pearson, “but there are so many other beverages choices to consider that provide taste and enjoyment, refreshment and sometimes essential nutrients. Pay attention to portion size and make informed choices by checking the nutrition information panel. If you’re physically active, be sure to up your fluid intake!” Your fluid requirements depend on your age, activity level and you body’s needs. Dietitians of Canada recommends the following: Some simple hydration tips: • Canadians have an abundance of hydration choices including plain, flavoured or sparkling waters, juices, fruit drinks, tea, coffee, milk, soft drinks and sports drinks. • Balance your choices by considering how much and how often to consume various beverages. All foods and beverages can have a role in a balanced lifestyle. • Become familiar with the nutrition information provided on the product label – including serving size, calories, sugar, sodium and caffeine.

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A recently-released booklet featuring different walking tours of Rockcliffe Park is an effort to promote the village’s heritage ahead of its 85th anniversary celebrations this fall. The second edition of the booklet first printed back in the 1980s features a new colour map and is on sale now for $7.00 at the Rockcliffe Park community police centre. “It is going to be a great event that celebrates heritage,” Magalie Dublé, chairwoman of the Rockcliffe Park Residents Association anniversary committee, said of the upcoming event. Other members of the association have been working at hard at making sure the new booklet is up-to-date full of heritage facts, as well as offer new options for smaller walks around the village. The anniversary planning is well underway and will involve a community day

in Sept. 17. A series of heritage walking tours will also start in the fall and continue into the winter with the final event, a Black Masquerade Ball, in February 2012. Residents association member Iola Price worked on the new design of the booklet with a handful of others and said that only hours after being dropped off, one had already been sold. “We hope it will promote heritage and give people a better understanding and appreciation for heritage in the area,” Price said. The association has printed 500 copies through a city heritage funding grant. “If you don’t know about something or can’t see the value in it, it becomes not as valuable,” Price said. “We are hoping this booklet will help change that.” Interested individuals can purchase the booklets and learn a bit about the heritage homes in Rockcliffe Park, with some homes history dating back as old as the village itself.

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their friends and neighbours. Tierney said it also offers a good opportunity to spread the word about the importance of community associations and involvement. “Associations give residents a voice at the table,” Tierney said. He hopes to get connected with residents who he has yet to meet and create a contact list for future events and issues concerning the area. But at the end of the day, the councillor said he is looking forward to have fun and to make this one event the first of many for the community of Pineview. “I hear it all the time that there is not enough events in Pineview and I hope to start changing that.” MPP Madeleine Meilleur will also be attending the event.


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Olivia Hine and her mother took on the tough task of building a star-shape lantern for the lantern festival this year. Hine spent Aug. 4 at a Lantern Festival Workshop, that run every day of the week until the festival on Aug. 20.

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The Lumière Festival has organized a month’s worth of events aimed at making the annual celebration the largest organized to date. The festival, which celebrates creativity and light, will be offering a number of ways for the community to participate this year. Aside from the lantern festival on Aug. 20, the Lumière Festival will include lantern workshops, a photo challenge, a storytelling evening and a dance workshop. Festival art director Scott Florence said a lot of work has gone into ensuring the added events take place rain or shine. “We are an outdoor festival which means we gamble with the weather. A lot of work goes into organizing the festival and we wanted to make sure regardless of what happens weather-wise, people have lots of opportunities to have fun,” Florence said. The answer to the weather problem has been to increase the amount of nights the festival runs, with a photo challenge that ran last weekend on Aug. 6 and 7 and the dance workshops which will take place on Aug. 13. “People really enjoy the festival and we wanted to create a chance for people to come out and learn and have great evenings in the park,” Florence said. Although this is a big experiment, the photo challenge and lantern workshops have generated a great deal of interest. The photo challenge attempted to unleash participants’ creativity by creating boundaries to digital photography. “This event was to challenge and encourage people to get back to understanding the camera and work at finding the shot of the moment,” Florence said. All the photos taken during the challenge will be on digital displays in the Stanley Park Field house on Aug. 20 with the 12 most exceptional photos printed.

The interactive storytelling was to have a good time telling stories of light and night whether participants are story tellers or not, Florence said. The dance workshops will be run by Shara Weaver and accompanied by Rattling Tro Tro. The workshops are a chance for people to learn new dance moves, with dance lessons and movements from Ghana, as well as live drumming. The number of the lantern workshops available has also increased this year. They started on Aug 1 and run until the Aug. 19 and invite people of all ages to make a lantern for the final event on Aug. 20. Lantern Workshop instructor Rachelle Carrier has found it is definitely a fun activity regardless of the age. “Anyone can make a lantern and either donate it to the festival or have it for the evening,” Carrier said. The festival organizers hope to have 1,000 lanterns made by the final evening. Carrier loves the festival and is so happy to offer her artistic flair to the lantern workshops. “It is such a beautiful thing to see, all the lanterns and all the lights; it is such a great festival,” Carrier And even after the last lantern light blows out, Florence hopes it will not be the last event of the year. Florence added there are plans for the winter solstice in December. “We hope to just continue to expand and promote creativity,” Florence said. The lantern workshops are both at the Crichton Cultural Community Centre building, as well as at the Fieldhouse in Stanley Park, and range in costs of $10 to $20 depending on the size of the lantern. A special workshop will run on Aug. 14 at the centre from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The dance workshop starts at 6:00 p.m. on Aug. 13 and the final event, the evening of light on Aug. 20 starts at 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information or the festival’s schedule visit lumiereottawa.com

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Vanier garden celebrates second successful season MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

Community gardeners in Vanier held a strawberry social to celebrate a great gardening season. Members came together at the Vanier Community Garden at the RichelieuVanier Community Centre on Aug. 4 for their second gathering of the season. Co-chairman of the garden committee, Mike Bulthuis, said the event was a great way for everyone involved in the garden to come together to celebrate their achievements to date. Bulthuis and his partner have been growing a planter box full of green beans and tomatoes and he has enjoyed the summer gardening. He said throwing the social was a great way to get some of the new gardeners together. “It was a chance for gardeners to continue to get to know and other residents to come out to check out the garden,” Bulthuis said. “It was just a nice chance to meet some of the gardeners I hadn’t met yet.” The evening gathered not only members from the garden, but their friends, family and residents of the community as well. Bulthuis said there was much wandering of the garden, eating treats and lingering amid the plots of plants and vegetables to see how other gardeners are doing.

The garden is still in its infancy with just one harvest under its belt, but Bulthuis has found this year has gone very well. “Personally I do have a plot and I have never found there not to be water in the water barrels,” he said. “It seems that the schedule is working well to fill the barrels and when gardeners can’t make it, the lines of communication are very strong to make sure someone is there. There is a lot of shared ownership.” Bulthuis said there is a strong lines of communication, utilizing an email account the garden committee set up as well as a Facebook account for members to contact each other. The garden committee has organized a workshop about preservation techniques for early September as well as a harvest potluck at the end of the season in the fall. At their first potluck last year, it became a cook-off of sorts with everyone working hard to create dishes using vegetables from their garden. An initiative started last year by Bulthuis and Marguerite Beaulieu, the other co-chairwoman of the garden, and it has been a whirlwind of building garden boxes, raising money, holding a lottery to choose which Vanier residents get boxes and creating a watering schedule. The garden has seen a shed, flowers and a community box added to the community

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Change ‘incredibly exciting for everyone’ From CENTRE on page 1 The connection between the church and the community was made possible by the current tenants of the manse located at 255 McKay St. A healing house, Humming Bird House has been renting from the church since 2006 and had hoped to stay, but is happy for the new arrangements, even if that means packing up and moving on. “It is a time for changes, for us, the community and the church,” Derrick Fuller said. Fuller and the four other tenants, Mary Ella Keblusek, William Rolph, Suzanne Hale and Elanor Kibrick will be moving down the road to 204 Stanley St. and hope to continue and build new programs for Hummingbird House with the CCCC. “We are looking forward to building our programs and offering more, whether it will be here in the manse with the 4C’s or in the church,” Fuller said. The community centre will also be renting out the church’s Memorial Hall for recitals, exercise programs and concerts. Joan Mason, president of the New Edinburgh Community Alliance said following the announcement that the future for the community is wide open.

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The McKay United Church’s manse at 255 McKay St. will soon be the new home for the Crichton Cultural Community Centre when they move out of their current location at the end of this month. “It is incredibly exciting for everyone,” Mason said. Along with the CCCC, the manse will house NECA and the Crichton Community Council. When contacted by Ottawa This Week, members of the CCCC board of directors declined to comment about the new arrangement.

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OC Transpo has posted reminders for riders about changes to the bus map set to take effect on Sept. 4.

Bus map overhaul draws near OTTAWA THIS WEEK STAFF It’s the first time since amalgamation, perhaps in OC Transpo’s history, that the transit map has been completely rewritten. City council made the changes this spring, but they are set to take effect in less than one month, starting on Sept. 4. In the dead of the summer, it is understandable that people might forget about the sweeping changes, so OC Transpo has begun placing notices at transit stops and flyers on buses aimed at encouraging riders to get to know their new routes. The online travel planner has been updated so riders can look ahead to their new routes. The ads also direct people to www. checkyourroute.ca, a site that details route-by-route changes and contains updated timetables and maps that will take effect in September. Changes to school

routes are also outlined. Transit planners say the changes won’t affect 93 per cent of the trips riders currently take on OC Transpo, but the bus numbers on those routes may be changing. The changes are staggering, but careful. It is difficult to point to one route that has been completely cut, because OC Transpo has proposed combining routes or adjusting them to cover portions that are being axed. In addition to changing the route map, OC Transpo is also looking at reducing service on low-ridership routes or sections of routes. In most cases, that means the reduction of elimination of service on off-peak hours, which are typically defined as hours outside the morning and afternoon workweek rush hours. The route optimization will save the city $22 million by next year.

Taking a look at a map of the city’s wards, identifying which councillors use transit and which don’t quickly becomes obvious. Transit use amongst councillors largely reflects the ruralurban divide across the city, something that makes sense, according to those representing the outlying wards. For Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt, his only options are two express routes that only run in the morning and evening out of Richmond and Manotick. “These routes would get me to city hall in twice as long as it takes me to drive and I also would be unable to leave during the day,” Moffatt wrote in an email, adding the service is geared towards commuters who have a regular workday. Other councillors, like West Carleton Coun. Eli El Chantiry, don’t even have that option as there are no buses in his ward. Transit ridership for councillors serving on the transit commission is also far from given, with many of the commissioners representing wards in the suburbs and on the rural edges of the city. Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney is the most urban commissioner and he takes the bus three out of five days a week. The issue of how councillors get to work sometimes comes down to the balance between setting an example, keeping fit and healthy, and being accessible to residents in their wards, some councillors said. Orleans Coun. Bob Monette doesn’t use transit during his work week as a councillor, but

he does take it to events such as festivals or sporting matches. It’s a bit easier for Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess, who sits on the transit commission. His ward is about 10 kilometres from city hall, so he often takes the bus or rides his bike, his assistant said. Arguably the city’s most “green” transportation user is Capital Coun. David Chernushenko. His environmental activism is no secret, but Chernushenko said he would rather lead by example than preach to his council colleagues.

‘These routes would get me to city hall in twice as long as it takes me to drive and I also would be unable to leave during the day.’ Scott Moffat Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Chernushenko uses his bike as his main mode of transportation in the summer, and in the winter he rides the bus or skates on the Rideau Canal. The commute is useful to clear his head and give him a groundlevel view of his ward – without whizzing by at 50 kilometres per hour in a car. But it is only possible because he is one of the few councillors who have the “fortune” of representing a ward close to city hall, Chernushenko said. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury agreed. His problem is

Successful Champlain LHIN program to go province-wide MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

A home-grown program focusing on helping those with chronic health conditions to live better at home will soon be offered across the province. The ministry of health and long term care announced on Aug. 3 that it will be providing funding for the Living Healthy Champlain, a program started by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network. The funding will allow the program to be established in the 14 other LHINs spread across Ontario. The Ottawa-based program

has been running since 2010 and focuses on ensuring individuals living with chronic medical conditions such as arthritis or diabetes can manage their disease from home, decreasing the number of emergency room visits. “The number of people with chronic conditions is increasing as the population ages, so it was important to make this a priority,” Alex Munter, chief executive of the Champlain LHIN said. The Champlain LHIN provided $450,000 for the program and worked with partners to build training workshops, increase the number of volunteers available for home care needs and build a

stronger support system for coping at home. “By helping people help themselves, we can improve their quality of life, and at the same time, relieve some of the pressures on the health system.” Munter said. The program currently has 800 individuals who have taken part in the six-week self-management workshops which were held across the region. Topics discussed at the workshops are medication use and effective communication with health professionals. The Champlain LHIN has also extended the program to provide training for doctors

and nurses so they can more effectively work and treat patients with chronic conditions. Significant cost savings have been realized by the program, according to the LHIN, by giving a person coping with a chronic condition the ability to better self-manage their affliction. Dr. Wilbert Keon, chairman of the Champlain LHIN board of directors, said this program is a huge part of what the LHIN hopes to accomplish in the coming years. “The major issues we need to address is the aging population and making sure the quality of life and keeping people in their

the opposite of his rural and suburban colleagues: getting around by car is difficult or nearly impossible in his ward, which includes the ByWard Market. “For me, it’s time-effective to use a bike,” Fleury said. “Anywhere I want to get, I can get by bike in 10 minutes,” adding that he also doesn’t have to search for a parking space. Some councillors said it isn’t convenient to use active modes of transportation to get to their main offices at city hall, but walking to ward events makes more sense. That’s the case for Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes, who said it’s simply easier to walk to local happenings. “Because of the close proximity of our ward’s community centres, and constituents’ homes and businesses, I frequently walk to and from events,” she wrote in an email. She used to live within a block of city hall, so walking was her main mode of transportation until she moved to the other end of her ward last fall, Holmes said. Holmes is a firm believer in the city’s “green hierarchy” for transportation, which prioritizes pedestrians above cyclists, cyclists above transit users and transit users above drivers. “A benefit of walking is that it lets me see firsthand problems that need resolving, and I get to meet many residents along the way,” Holmes added. Even suburban councillors, such as Kanata South’s Allan Hubley, take the same approach. While Hubley said his busy schedule of events makes his car his de facto office, he prefers to walk around his ward to meet residents and discuss their concerns.

own homes is a huge priority for us,” he said. Keon and the board, which recently added two additional members in late June, will be addressing a number of key issues within the health system and he is happy to see one program that boasts such great success. “This is just one example of the hard work and innovation that the Champlain LHIN is about,” Keon said. “Chronic disease is a huge problem and we are finding we are having more and more people being diagnosed with diseases such as diabetes and we can’t have them wander into emergency rooms, we need them to learn to take care of themselves and we need to build more programs like this one.”

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t’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security by weekends at the cottage, sun-filled days and repeated reassurances that 93 per cent of trips on OC Transpo won’t be changing after the summer vacation. With riders’ rage over the route “optimization” behind us, chatter about the topic has subsided, leaving us to wonder: is Ottawa ready? When riders head to their bus stops on Sept. 4, will they have ingrained the knowledge of their new routes, helpfully posted at transit stops last week? Or will they be woefully unprepared to get from Point A to Point B? What about bus drivers? They are busy learning the new routes, but we wonder if they can prepare themselves for the onslaught of rider complaints that will inevitably hit them. With a slew of new stops to contend with, the Next Stop Announcement System’s newly glitchfree stop calls won’t last for long. What the city means when it says 93 per cent of trips won’t be affected is that you will still be able to take the bus to and from 93 per cent of the places that you can today.

But where your stop is located, how often the bus comes and at which times, where you need to transfer and how long it will take – those things will likely be changing. It’s enough to make you fear the grouchy, frustrated atmosphere that seems poised to envelop local buses. The optimization is not without improvements. The major obvious benefit is the cost saving: $22 million by next year. Some routes will get improved or more frequent service. And it can’t hurt to simplify the city’s overly complex transit system. (Have you ever tried to give transit directions to people unfamiliar with the city and transit system?) The changes are a means to an end, of course. With a level of service that outstrips most North American cities, something needed to be done differently before OC Transpo bankrupted the city. But before we can appreciate a sustainable and financially stable transit system, we will have to get through these growing (or shrinking) pains.

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latulence has no place in a marriage, or so a recently wedded friend tells me. She came to visit from out of town. Like so many women before her, she bemoaned falling victim to the post-honeymoon, early-thirties weight gain that afflicts so many of us. This is a woman who attends twice-weekly boot camp, religiously goes to the gym, and clocks up to 17,000-steps a day at work on her pedometer. If she’s bloated and farting in bed, what hope is there for the rest of us? As it turns out, there is hope. Working closely with a physical trainer and dietician in June, my friend’s long-held suspicion that she may have a wheat sensitivity has been confirmed. Within weeks of eliminating wheat and other products containing gluten from her diet, she has passed wind significantly less often and, more importantly, shed a few pounds. “About 15-20 per cent of my clients have a wheat or gluten sensitivity,” says Kathy Smart, an Ottawa-based nutritional consultant. “Even if you’re not celiac – which is a whole different thing – ingesting gluten may cause digestion issues, skin issues, fatigue, and it can affect metabolism.”

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse Smart, who advises a number of Ottawa organizations, including local grocery chain Farm Boy, on how to prepare food for specialized diets, says the recognition of gluten sensitivity has started to enter the mainstream consciousness. A certified holistic teaching chef, Smart is releasing her fourth cookbook this month, with over 60 healthy recipes, all of them gluten-free. She’s also launching Ottawa’s first gluten-free cooking show on Rogers in October. “Within the last five years gluten sensitivity has become a lot more prominent,” says Smart. “More celebrities have come out in support of a glutenfree diet, and medical doctors are seeing patients who’ve been complaining of various problems for 20 years feel better when they eliminate gluten from their

diets.” Besides the metabolic drag that gluten sensitivity can trigger, focusing on fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains like rice as part of a gluten-free diet also make it easier to lose weight, if that’s your goal. A lot of processed foods, including instant gravies, soya sauce and certain spice blends contain gluten, so it’s best to read labels as you reach for these seemingly harmless items. “It’s really about getting back to food in its natural state,” explains Smart. “We were never really meant to eat cookies, cakes and breads to that extent in the first place.” If you can’t see giving up baked treats anytime soon, it’s worth noting that a number of gluten-free flours and alternatives are showing up amidst traditional products on grocery shelves. But baker beware: Cooking with gluten-free flour is a bit of a science. I found out the hard way when my friend was here. Eager to be a good host, I had picked up a bag of all-purpose gluten-free flour, determined to make pancakes from scratch. The end product was flat and dry – anything but appetizing – not to mention the fact that

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the kids required a steak knife to get through the quarter-inch round. “You really can’t just substitute one cup of gluten-free flour for one cup of regular flour,” says Smart with a laugh. “I always add an extra egg when I’m cooking gluten-free because you need to use a lot more liquid. Also, try not to let the products sit out on the counter for too long once they come out of the oven. Trap it in a bag to keep it moist.” Going gluten-free isn’t necessary for everyone, but if you’ve had underlying metabolic or health issues – even inexplicable fatigue – it may be worth a go. “There’s really nothing to lose by trying it,” says Smart.

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Community THIS WEEK’S POLL QUESTION Are you ready for OC Transpo’s sweeping bus route changes?

A) Yes. I’ve already planned out my route. B) No. I’ll figure it out when it happens. C) I didn’t even know they were changing any of the routes. D) I don’t care – I don’t take the bus.

LAST WEEK’S POLL SUMMAR What do you think about the decision in the Lansdowne court challenge?

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Ottawa residents will be able to enjoy a “feast” of organic food from across the region as part of the Feast of Fields event taking place at the Canada Agriculture Museum on Sept. 11. “The idea of Feast of Fields is to bring together the best of organic farming for a one day event,” said Chris Penton, the Feast of Fields co-ordinator. “When you show up, people will be charged for a ticket and with that ticket you can get a gourmet meal served by chefs. It’s pretty high-quality, high-end stuff.” The event, hosted by Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa, pairs teams of organic farmers and chefs in the Ottawa Valley to prepare organic food grown across the region. In addition to a showcase of organic farmers and their products, participants will have the opportunity to buy some of the farmers’ organic products. “We have a diversity of regional representation,” said Colin Lundy, who provides outreach and information on organic growing to farmers in the community. “We also have a real mix of chefs that are experienced in The Feast of Fields event and those who aren’t. There should be a lot of diversity and new things.” In addition to organic vegetables, meats and fruits, visitors will also be able to enjoy organic desserts prepared by various local bakeries.

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Rosie Nash, a chef who will be participating in the upcoming Feast of Fields event, prepares some organic snacks at a program launch held at the Canada Agriculture Museum on Aug. 4. Greta Kuger, a local farmer who has taken part in Feast of Fields since 1996, said the event allows farmers to show people what they’re growing and encourages farmers to try new things. Rosie Nash, a chef at 107 Fourth Avenue, a wine bar and cafe in the Glebe, is participating for the first time in Feast of Fields and said she’s excited to learn

more about the event and to participate in the community. Feast of Fields will take place at the Canada Agriculture Museum on Sept. 11 from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors can their tickets in advance until Sept. 5 for $60 online at www.feastoffields.ca . Ticket prices will increase to $70 on Sept. 6. Children under 12 are free with a participating adult.

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Canadian talents set for Hoedown stage OTTAWA THIS WEEK STAFF Ottawa country music fans will not only be treated to some of the biggest names in business from south of the border at this year’s Capital Hoedown, but also some of the best Canada has to offer as well. With the festival lineup doubling in size in its second year the number of Canadian acts on the roster for the Aug. 11 to 13 event has also grown significantly as well. Tara Oram, originally from Gander, N.L., is the lone returnee from the 2010 hoedown and will take to the stage on Thursday, Aug. 11 alongside Doc Walker, a band formed in Portage La Prairie, Man., and opening act MacKenzie Porter, who hails from southern Alberta and is the sister of 2004 Canadian Idol winner Kalan Porter. The opening night will also feature Kenny Chesney as the headliner. Friday night’s entertainment will get underway with Pembroke native Jason Blaine. The 2009 Canadian Country Music Association male artist of the

year studied business at Algonquin College before striking out for Nashville, the city he now calls home. Also appearing on Aug. 12 will be Billy Currington, Miranda Lambert and headliner and Ottawa favourite Carrie Underwood. The superstar songstress and husband Mike Fisher called Ottawa home until the exSenator was traded to the Nashville Predators in February. Capital Hoedown will wrap up on Saturday, Aug. 13 with performances from Justin Moore, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans and headliners Rascal Flatts. Two more Canadian acts will get the afternoon started, however, with Saskatoon foursome Wyatt and Halifax duo The Keats taking the stage starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at capitaltickets.ca, by phone at 613-5993267, at the Scotiabank Place box office, The Sens Store outlets or at Ottawa-area Sports Experts stores. Individual day passes are $75, a three-day general admission pass is $175 and a three-day VIP pass is available for $250. Prices do not include sales tax or service charges.

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ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL The Napanee, Ont., firefighter team travelled to the Rideau Carleton Raceway to compete in the Eastern Ontario and West Quebec regional Firefit competition Aug. 6 and 7. Firefighters must lift, pull, drag and hammer their way through an obstacle course in full firefighting gear. Firefighters with the best times will head to the national Firefit competition in Medicine Hat, Alta., in September.

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DAN PLOUFFE With a 10-kilometre race that features cash prizes as well as one- and five-kilometre courses that local kidney disease patients will tackle, it would be tough to find an event on the Ottawa race calendar that marries a top-flight competitive challenge with a charitable cause better than Fresenius Alive to Strive races out of Terry Fox Athletic Facility. With a trio of dialysis patients taking on the 5k challenge and around a dozen more doing the 1k on Sunday, Aug. 14 in their quest to be active and improve their health, it promises to be an inspirational day, says race organizer and Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project founder Marie-Eve Chainey, who owns quite the inspirational tale herself. The 28-year-old’s struggle with kidney disease began almost a full decade ago while she was in Spain. She’s never found out what caused it, but Chainey’s kidneys abruptly failed, leaving her with about 22 kilograms of water in her body and a 220/143 blood pressure reading. In sharp contrast to her budding career as a standout high jumper, Chainey was suddenly battling for her life in a hospital bed. But she was able to make it through thanks to her strong lungs and heart from high jump training, she believes. It was a very long road back to relatively good health with countless hurdles along the way, but Chainey eventually returned to high jumping despite doctors saying her muscles had become too weak to ever do it again. The Ottawa Lions athlete attained the qualifying standard and competed in last summer’s national championships, and she’s also made the provincial finals as a member of the University of Ottawa GeeGees while studying towards a nursing degree. There’s still the daily challenge of receiving dialysis treatments that can often leave her with clouded vision and feeling “like a zombie,” plus recent kidney stones and infections, but Chainey’s health is stable at the moment and has allowed her to become immersed in all the details of planning a race. “It’s almost been 10 years, and the first four, I couldn’t do much. It still surprises me how much I’ve been able to overcome

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Co-organizers Nicholas Newell, left, and Marie-Eve Chainey, a national-level high jumper who’s been on dialysis for almost 10 years, have worked just about every day and night since March to organize the Aug. 14 Fresenius Alive to Strive 1k, 5k and 10k races. in the past little while,” admits Chainey, who couldn’t even brush her teeth or wash her hair by herself initially. “Especially making nationals, it was just amazing. To be able to have a somewhat normal life during the day is just great.” Returning to regular exercise provided a big mental boost for Chainey, while the physical benefits were significant as well. After five or six years of dialysis treatments, fluid buildup often causes patients’ heart or lungs to become enlarged, but Chainey has avoided those side effects in nearly 10 years of dialysis treatments because she sweats out extra fluids at workouts. “Being active helped me find my identity again. This is what I love doing and what I’m passionate about,” the Gloucester resident notes. “Physical activity opens doors for me to be able to do things every day and to be able to accomplish goals I have.” One of Chainey’s objectives is to spread the message about the positive impact physical activity has on kidney disease patients. Her recently-formed non-profit organization, the Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project, provides fitness grants and weight loss programs to patients who

Community calendar We welcome your submissions of upcoming community, non-profit events. Please email events to OTWevents@metroland.com by 4:30 p.m. Friday.

• AUGUST 12 Movies in the Park. Entertainment starts at 7 p.m. and movie starts at 8:45 p.m. Popcorn and barbecue will be served. All movies will be subtitled either in French or in English. In case of rain, the movie will be held inside the Richelieu Vanier Community Centre. All Free! Information: erobertson@cscvanier.com or 613744-2892, ext. 1028.

• AUGUST 14 Motorcycle Ride for Rescue Cats, Sunday Aug. 14th. Levi Home Hardware, 476 Ottawa St. in Almonte. Starts 10 a.m. register 8:30 a.m. to

9:45 a.m. Riders cost $20, passengers $10, free with $50 worth of pledges. Prizes galore. Contact Big Al/Fran at 613-256-3726 or visit www. countrycatrescue.com. Everyone welcome, riders, bikes, clubs. Join us for a great day on rural roads to support cats in need. Pet lovers, we are counting on you.

• AUGUST 20 Art on the Farm will take place off the west exit of the Prince of Wales traffic circle at the corner of the NCC Driveway and Maple Drive. Various local artists will have art on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but there is also a rain date of Aug. 21. For more information, call the Friends of the Farm at 613-230-3276 or email: info@friendsofthefarm.ca .

need them – an especially useful tool for those who cannot receive a transplant because their body mass index is above 35. The registration fees from the race will support that quest to promote an active lifestyle among kidney disease patients. “It’ll be an awesome day for them to spend with other patients that have had some of the same challenges, and they’re

going to try to change their future,” explains Chainey, who organized a similar event at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum last summer for the international Shad Ireland Foundation, but wanted to have a greater impact in Ottawa through Alive to Strive. “Everyone is so positive that I think it motivates them to get active and lead a less sedentary life.” The event will also carry all the bells and whistles of a professionally-organized competition, including certified race distances, chip timing, free massage, physio and yoga sessions from sponsors and a free renal-friendly meal. There will be water/aid stations along the race route primarily on the Colonel By Parkway, powered by volunteers from other charities for which participants can fundraise – the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Canadian Diabetes Association and the Ottawa Hospital’s Kidney Research Centre. “We’ve got a beautiful venue this year,” adds co-race organizer and Alive to Strive vice president Nicholas Newell. “How many running races are there where you get to come into a stadium and finish on a track? We’re getting really excited. It’s going to be a great day.” The Fresenius Alive to Strive 1k, 5k & 10k races start between 1 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Terry Fox Athletic Facility next to Mooney’s Bay on Riverside Drive. Visit the Running Room races page or alivetostrive.ca for more information.

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NEW HOMES CAPITAL REGION

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OTTAWA THIS WEEK - EAST - August 11, 2011

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discover this unique enclave of 27 beautiful two & three bedroom freehold townhomes in ottawa’s established beacon hill neighbourhood. Just minutes from downtown and the Rockcliffe Parkway and surrounded by every possible convenience, you’ll have everything you need to make living at Euphoria a joy.

exceptionally priced from $334,900

bonus offer! central air included

beacon hill

choose from 1 of 2 extras:

+

6 appliances included

or

$3,500 in designer upgrades

VISIT OUR SALES CENTRE: 979 SHEFFORD ROAD, SAT & SUN: 12PM - 5PM (OR ANYTIME BY APPOINTMENT)

(613) 270-0777 SALES@TALOSHOMES.COM

taloshomes.com 450938

Ottawa This Week - East  

August 11, 2011

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