EAST EDITION: Serving New Edinburgh, Rockcliffe, Vanier, Pineview and surrounding communities Year 1, Issue 33
June 9, 2011 | 24 Pages
HIGHWAY WIDENING Premier Dalton McGuinty was in town to once again commit funds for the widening of Highway 417 from Nicholas to the Split.
CHAMPIONS After a legal battle that got them back in the game, the Louis Riel Rebelles travelled to Hamilton and won the provincial title.
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MORE THAN 2,000 RIDE FOR DAD About 2,300 riders took part in the annual Motorcycle Ride for Dad through the streets of Ottawa on June 4. The fundraiser raised $415,000 for prostate cancer research and awareness. The ride that began at the Canada Aviation and Space museum took riders to Almonte, Carleton Place and Smiths Falls, before it wrapped up at the Rideau-Carleton Raceway.
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fied that the 311 complaint call targeted homes with portable basketball nets on Eastbourne Avenue and Lonsdale Road. Belovic was home at the time the bylaw officer came. She was told the complaint had to do with visibility of the nets at night. Belovic did not disagree with the issue but hoped reflective stickers would solve the problem. “We thought that would be a great solution to the problem,” Belovic said. See SAFETY on page 17
MAKING MUSIC The newest exhibit at the Aviation and Space museum requires visitors to use their entire bodies and work together in an effort to play a song.
Manor Park residents are fighting a bylaw that prevents them from keeping their basketball nets on the road. “Manor Park is probably one of the freest-range kid neighbourhoods in Ottawa and that is why we choose to come and live here because our kids can easily go outside and play,” Eastbourne Avenue resident Natalie Belovic said. “We already
impose all these extra new constraints on our children and to start and make it harder for kids to be out there being healthy isn’t right. The complaint wasn’t about hooliganism, or about bonking basketballs late into the night, it had nothing to do with that.” Nine families received a notice from the City of Ottawa bylaw enforcement to move their nets off the road. Those who were home at the time that the bylaw officer was knocking on doors were noti-
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A new mural in Vanier will ask the question, ‘Where’s Louis?’ MICHELLE NASH email@example.com
417 expansion will help move LRT project forward EDDIE RWEMA firstname.lastname@example.org
The provincial government will spend more than $200 million to widen the Queensway between Nicholas Street and Ottawa Road 174, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced on Tuesday, June 7. “Today I am pleased to announce the next steps we are taking to improve our Queensway,” said McGuinty. The project will add one lane in each direction from Nicholas Street to Ottawa Road 174. It will also widen and repair bridges crossing the Rideau River and St. Laurent Boulevard and replace bridges crossing Lees Avenue, Vanier Parkway and Belfast Road. “It served us well in the past, but it’s not serving us well today,” McGuinty said at a news conference held at the Cyrville Road Bridge, which is currently closed for reconstruction. The project is expected to create at least 1,800 jobs, ease traffic congestion, reduce commute times and pave the way for light rail transit in Ottawa. “For once and for all, the expansion will solve the split problem that has frustrated so many residents and commuters in the east end,” said Mayor Jim Watson. He called the widening of Highway 417 from Nicholas to the split “an important city building project.” The city, according to Watson, had asked the province to advance work on the expansion project so it would better fit with the LRT project.
“The additional capacity on the 417 will allow us to more effectively manage traffic in and around the Hurdman station during the construction of the LRT,” Watson said. The contract for design work of the 417 expansion was awarded in April and construction is expected to start in 2012 and be completed by 2015. “This is great news for the residents of Beacon Hill-Cyrville and let’s hope these good announcements keep coming,” said Tim Tierney, councillor for Beacon Hill-Cyrville. The work will also include design improvements such as eliminating the westbound weave in the highway near St. Laurent Boulevard to improve safety. Bus-only lanes at highway ramps and interchanges will also be added to move transit more effectively. Since 2003, the province says it has invested more than $275 million on Highway 417 improvements. Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely added that the strip has been a source of frustration for east end commuters. “This will certainly improve access to the Queensway and Highway 417 from Orleans,” said McNeely.
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A new mural project will beautify a long-time favourite pizzeria in Vanier. As part of the Paint it Up! Youth Engagement Mural Program, 10 youth in Vanier will have the opportunity to add some colour to the side of Louis Pizzeria on McArthur Avenue. A $5,000 grant will supply the artists with paint, ladders while the owner of the pizzeria will be donating the canvas, in this case the wall of his restaurant. Louis Pizzeria owner Rema Saab has been working closely with the community for this project. “Anything to help the community we do,” Saab said. There are many murals that decorate Vanier, offering a piece of history, a touch of flavour and most of all a conversation piece. The mural on the side of the pizzeria will fit in perfectly. Much like the lovable character of the search and find books, “Where’s Waldo,” the mural will include a “Where’s Louis” aspect, with a character of Louis holding a pizza box. “We love all the murals in Vanier and it is very exciting to become a part of them,” Saab added. The mural will be located on the west
side of the building that faces the Vanier Parkway. Saab said originally he was only going to give them a portion of the wall, but he has since decided to give them the entire side of the building. “We are very excited about the whole idea and think it is a great way to bring the community together and it is great that children will be helping with this project,” Saab added. Beautification committee chairperson Marguerite Beaulieu is happy to see this project get off the ground. “It is a terrific project for the kids and the area,” Beaulieu said. Working alongside Centre des services communautaires Vanier, the Beautification committee also will be including five youth from the Wabano Aboriginal Centre to participate as well. “We have been successful in our grant for this project because of the youth involvement and engagement this mural will offer,” Beaulieu added. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury is looking forward to the end result. “Vanier has so many great murals and they all tell a story. It is going to be great to see what transpires,” Fleury said. Currently, aside from finding Louis on the wall, the committee is open to suggestions for the mural.
Assumption students win entrepreneurial award EMMA JACKSON email@example.com
If Ottawa really is the sleepy, boring city it’s accused of being, then the next generation is sure to save us with its creative spirit. Ottawa schools took home a whopping seven of 10 national entrepreneurial awards that were handed out by the Learning Partnership to recognize “the best of the best” in it’s annual Entrepreneurial Adventures program. The EA program invites classes from kindergarten to Grade 12 to create, facilitate and nurture a business venture to raise money for a charity of their choice. Classes must partner with a business or entrepreneur in their community and then execute their business to meet their fundraising goals. The 10 national awards are judged blindly by 50 Bank of Montreal associates in five categories: enterprising spirit, teamwork, originality, impact on school or community, and judges’ choice. Each award is given to two schools across the country. The fact that Ottawa won 70 per cent of the awards this year
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Students at Assumption Catholic School won one of two Impact awards for their I-AM-SAFE bracelets of hope, a project under the Entrepreneurial Adventures program. was a feat that spurred Learning Partnership program director Rod Thompson to skip Toronto’s ceremony to fly to Ottawa and congratulate the students himself. “On an average year, these awards are spread fairly evenly across the country. Ottawa, this is not an average year,” he told the crowd of excited students. “Congratulations Ottawa. This is the place where the entrepre-
neurial spirit and creativity is alive and well.” Participating students trekked to Place d’Orleans mall on June 2 to hear the program’s national winners revealed. Of 15 ventures from 10 Ottawa schools, seven left with a plaque and $500 for the school. A Grade 6 class at Steve McLean Public School in Riverside South won an impact award for their series of cake sales,
fun fairs, cafes and fundraisers, which raised more than $12,000 for the Make a Wish foundation and leaving their original $2,000 goal in the dust. A Grade 4/5 class at Assumption Catholic School won the second Impact award for its IAM-SAFE bracelets of hope, which were sold in the school and community to raise awareness about bullying and the importance of feeling safe in one’s
community. The class was also honoured for their work at the Quartier Vanier awards gala that same evening. A Hilson Avenue Public School class won a teamwork award for its Souper Soups cookbook initiative, and students at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven won an originality award for their Speed Text 4 Charity Challenge in support of the Japan Earthquake Fund. Students at Rideau Valley Middle School in Kars also won an enterprising spirit award for their “Zigadoo” homemade backpacks. Ottawa schools also won both Judges’ Choice awards, which are given to projects that were superior in every way. Castlefrank Public School’s Grade 7/8 class in Kanata won for its Beauty Is campaign and fashion show in support of the Hopewell Eating Disorders Centre. Nepean’s Pope John XXIII Catholic School won its award for the Living Healthy, Living Smart Dance Event the Grade 5 class organized for Roger’s House. Since the Entrepreneurial Adventures began 16 years ago, students across Canada have collectively raised nearly $2.5 million for charity.
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With a rotating strike by Canada Post workers underway across the country, many small business owners have been placed in a position of great uncertainty. Dan Kelly, senior vice president of legislative affairs for the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, said members have concerns about the situation, as many small businesses still rely on regular mail for invoicing and payments. Kelly said there are two foreseeable problems if the work stoppages continue or expand. Businesses will begin to see cash flow problems when invoices and cheques get stuck in transit. Some businesses might use online services that could prove costly in the long run due to various fees associated with such transactions. Not only could the business incur additional online fees, but it could also affect
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Louis Riel Rebelles win gold at OFSAA MICHELLE NASH firstname.lastname@example.org
After coming close to not being able to compete at all, the Louis Riel Rebelles girls went on to win OFSAA gold in soccer on June 5 in Hamilton. The teamâ€™s victory on the field came after a victory in the courtroom on the eve of the provincial championship. The team successfully fought against a disqualification decision by the National Capital Region Secondary School Athletics Association, which in turn allowed the team to jump on a bus and drive through the night in time for the June 2 start of the OFSAA AAA soccer championships. Rebelles coach JoĂŠ Fournier said he was impressed with the way his team was able to put the off-field issues out of mind in order to focus on their games. â€œThe further they got in the championship the better they played. The girls were amazing,â€? Fournier said. The teamâ€™s off-field troubles started when Fournier realized he had made an error on the teamâ€™s official roster, leaving off the name of one player. He contacted the National Capital athletics association and admitted to the clerical error, which led to the teams disqualification. Runners-up Colonel By Cougars were sent to the championships instead. The decision did not sit well with Fournier or with the schoolâ€™s principal, Martin Bertrand. â€œI did not think the team
would get disqualified. I thought at the most I would get a penalty for the error,â€? Fournier said. Asked if he would admit the error again knowing the consequences, Fournier said he would never think twice about it. â€œThis time something good came out of it. I can only hope that what has transpired will help others avoid it,â€? Fournier said. This is the second time this year a team has been disqualified by the local athletics association over a clerical error made on a team roster. The Earl of March Lions from Kanata were disqualified for the same reason: omitting a team playerâ€™s name. When the error was discovered, the Lions were told to return their trophy and cancel plans to compete in the provincial championship held in Oakville, Ont. from June 1 to 4. Marg McGregor, the CEO of Canadian Interuniversity Sport, said the local association needs to review and change its eligibility rules. â€œI clearly think changes are merited because it is not a student-athlete friendly approach,â€? she said. â€œIâ€™d be surprised if thereâ€™s not changes after what has occurred in Ottawa.â€? Administrative slip-ups such as the ones made by the coaches at Earl and Louis Riel happen in university sports McGregor added. â€œWe donâ€™t penalize the student athlete and we do not penalize the team by disqualify-
ing them,â€? she said. â€œMistakes happen. There should be penalties but it shouldnâ€™t be the gravest penalty.â€? The National Capital association was contacted, but officials werenâ€™t available for comment at press time. Louis Riel decided to fight the decision, first appealing to the athletics board. After speaking with the Ottawa-Carleton French Public School Board lawyer, they decided they had no other recourse than to take the matter to court. On June 1, a day before the competition started, an Ontario Judge ruled in the teamâ€™s favour. â€œThey jumped on the bus and drove the night, getting to Hamilton at about 3 a.m.â€? Bertrand said. The judgeâ€™s ruling, however, meant the Cougars had to pack up and head home. â€œThe girls nor Colonel By did anything wrong. We were very disappointed,â€? said Cougars coach Pat Lacasse. Fournier said taking the issue to court was not really what he had wanted to do, but felt there was no other choice. Fournier and Bertrand found it was the lack of clarity within the rules that created the mess in the first place. â€œThere should be some sort of system of checks and balances. There is clearly a lack of clarity in the rules,â€? Bertrand said. Knowing there was a chance they would not get to play, Lacasse and the girls were prepared for the disappointment, however it did not make the blow
The Louis Riel Rebelles almost did not have a chance to play at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association because of a clerical error on their team list. After a fight and win in court, the girls jumped on the bus and drove to Hamilton. winning the championship. of the news any easier. Lacasse woke the girls up at 7:00 a.m. to tell them. â€œIt has been a week of uncertainty,â€? he said. â€œSome of these girls are in their last year and will never have a chance to play at the OFSSA finals again. â€œI donâ€™t understand why it went as far as taking it to court in the first place.â€? Fournier felt it was wrong that the girls from both teams were left in the crossfire of the organizationâ€™s lack of clarity.
Ken Levesque, Louis Rielâ€™s sports education coordinator hopes this will make the board wake up changes the rules in time for next yearâ€™s season. â€œAs a school we are going to look into putting in a process to make sure this never happens again to us. But I think (the National Capital athletics association) needs to do the same. Maybe the rules need to be rewritten,â€? Levesque said. With files from Blair Edwards
All Saints students renovate non-profit house JESSICA CUNHA email@example.com
It was a makeover fit for a home renovation television show. Students from the All Saints Catholic High Schoolâ€™s interior design course and club transformed St. Maryâ€™s Homeâ€™s recreational room from a small-looking, dark space into a light, airy, Zen-like living area. â€œItâ€™s unbelievable,â€? said Grade 11 student Michael Meehan. â€œWhen you walk in, youâ€™re like â€˜Whoa.â€™â€? That sentiment was echoed by about eight girls living at St. Maryâ€™s â€“ a social service agency near St. Laurent Boulevard and McArthur Avenue that offers help to young pregnant women, young moms and dads and their infants â€“ when they saw the completely re-done room for the first time on Thursday, June 2. â€œIt changed from this mustard yellow colour to this peaceful, relaxed setting,â€? said Michaela Asquith. â€œItâ€™s amazing, itâ€™s beautiful,â€? said
St. Maryâ€™s staffer Catherine Adey. â€œThis is totally different. Itâ€™ll support these guys.â€? The students from All Saints spent two and a half days, from May 31 to June 2, redecorating and upgrading the living space. â€œItâ€™s really incredible that people outside (St. Maryâ€™s) would put this much work in,â€? said Adey. â€œItâ€™s a tremendous amount of support.â€? The walls were given a fresh application of neutral-coloured paint, new couches were ordered, a flatscreen TV was mounted on the wall and little extra touches showed the amount of thought and work the students, teachers and volunteers put into the redesign. â€œWe knew they were in dire need of a makeover,â€? said Grade 12 student Mallory McCarthy. â€œWe wanted something calm and Zen-like.â€? The students first started working on the project in October 2010, raising funds through designer cupcake sales, jeans days for teachers and other initiatives. They managed to
raise around $5,000. â€œItâ€™s been a real community project,â€? said interior design teacher Carolyn Dyer, who added it wouldnâ€™t have been possible without the various businesses that donated money and items to the project. William Swietochowski, who is married to the schoolâ€™s chaplain Ariane, donated three days of work from his renovation company to help the students complete the task. â€œIt was nice to find someone with all that heart and effort,â€? said Swietochowski, who works for Premier Renovation Services Inc. â€œI just wanted to help out and it seemed like something that could make a difference.â€? â€œIt was a collaboration with everyone,â€? said Grade 12 student Nathalie Boucher. Nancy MacNider, the executive director at St. Maryâ€™s said she couldnâ€™t believe the transformation, likening it to the personal transformations the girls who come to the home experience.
â€œIt was such a gift for us, a profound gift,â€? said MacNider. â€œItâ€™s something beyond the imagination. Itâ€™s just very meaningful. â€œWhat this says to our youth is the community cares about them, theyâ€™re not alone.â€?
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Punishment should fit the crime
he National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association has some explaining to do. Over the course of the past month, Ottawa’s regional high school sports body has stripped a championship title from the Earl of March Lions senior boys rugby team and disqualified both Earl and the Louis Riel Rebelles senior girls soccer team from competing in their sports’ provincial finals. All because of minor clerical errors – each of the teams’ coaches forgot to enter a player’s name in the Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Associations’ online website. The Rebelles players were so upset they went to court and won a temporary injunction allowing the team to play in the Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Association championship last week. It was a crushing decision for Colonel By’s girls soccer team, who had won the city championship after the disqualification of the Rebelle’s in the city semifinals. They were sent home from the OFSAA finals
in Hamilton on a bus. Then there are the two teams from Glebe – the school’s boys’ rugby team were awarded the city championship after the disqualification of Earl and Glebe’s girls’ soccer team lost the city finals to Colonel By. Who’s to say they wouldn’t have beaten Louis Riel if the Rebelles had advanced to the city’s championship final? Five teams were ultimately affected along with dozens of players and parents – many of whom are looking for answers from the NCSSAA. But the volunteer-run sports body isn’t answering phone calls – at least from the media. Marg McGregor, the CEO of Canadian Interuniversity Sport says the NCSSAA should review its eligibility rules and introduce less draconian penalties for clerical errors. University varsity teams make innocent clerical errors all the time, said McGregor, but the penalty isn’t an automatic disqualification. The CIS lets the penalty fit the crime, often slapping a fine on teams that innocently break the association’s rules.
It’s not your grandfather’s NHL, Winnipeg
ost people are pretty happy that Winnipeg has worked itself back into the National Hockey League. If there is a city where hockey belongs, Winnipeg is it. But amid the joyful voices are dire warnings. Winnipeg better sell out its arena every night, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman warns, or else. Winnipeg is too small, others say. No matter how much people love hockey in Winnipeg, there are not enough of them. Of course, we heard that lots in Ottawa when the Senators first began playing here almost 20 years ago. After the heady first couple of years, reality settled in. We had a losing team and people stopped going to see it. There were warnings then, some of them from the owner. People started going again, maybe because of the threats, but probably because the team began winning. When the team wins, the fans come. It’s a formula that works just about everywhere. When the team wins, other good things follow. Merchandise sold better. Corporate sponsors were easier to attract. The Senators began appearing on television more often, a helpful thing for
CHARLES GORDON Funny Town the revenue stream. All of that can happen in Winnipeg, which is about the same size as Ottawa, although there is a smaller population base to draw upon in the surrounding area. It will be great if it works in Winnipeg, if only to discredit the assumption that pro sports, and particularly hockey, have been working on for many years. That assumption is that population is more important than fan interest in determining a team’s future. Following that reasoning, the NHL expanded into a number of cities in which there was no interest in hockey. One of those cities is Atlanta, which has now lost its second franchise in 30 years (don’t forget the Flames, which moved to Calgary in the ’80s).
The success of the new Winnipeg team will disprove the theory that hockey has become too big to survive in medium-sized cities. Sure, it is big. The salaries are huge, and so are other costs. To pay them the teams set ticket prices discouragingly high. Can people in Winnipeg pay them? Apparently people in Ottawa can, although another losing season would be an interesting test. Those ticket prices are high. One report says that Winnipeg will have to charge an average of $80. Did you ever notice that if you tell someone you went to a Senators game, the question is inevitably, “Did you pay for your ticket?” It is always assumed that no one would go to the game unless they got a freebie somehow. Is everything getting too big? Look at all the people who are staying home, watching stuff on giant living room screens, rather than supporting the arts or their team. Stores are too big and too remote. The small one in your neighbourhood is gone. You have to get into your car to get to the large one. There are reports of a big cinema complex that will go into Lansdowne Park, causing smaller ones to be closed. So it goes.
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THIS WEEK’S POLL QUESTION Do you think the punishments handed out to Louis Riel and Earl of March sports teams were warranted?
A) The rules are the rules. If you break them, face the consequences.
B) The judge was right: disqualification
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t happened. There I was with 36 items of clothing at the dressing room door. In the mix were t-shirts, jeans and bathing suits, (so you can probably guess where this is going). Eight items were allowed in the dressing room at a time. I grabbed the first batch and took the first of fourand-a-half trips into mirror and lighting hell. I locked the door and sighed. (I detest shopping). All of a sudden, I caught a glimpse of a very large behind in a three-way mirror. I jumped, thinking someone had joined me in the three-foot-square box. (Yes, I jumped and had heart palpitations before realizing that the posterior reflected in the mirror was my own). “Yikes!” I thought. Just then a message came over the loudspeaker: “(Our store) is lowering lighting during daytime hours to save energy and do our part for the environment.”
“I wish they’d turn the lights down lower,” I thought as I examined the various lines and wobbly bits from multiple angles. “Could these really belong to me? Are they really my lines and wobbly bits? So much for New Year’s resolutions.” In any case, I was on a mission. And damned if poor lighting and the sight of my own reflection were going to scare me out of purchasing summer clothes. But every time I tried to pull a pair of pants or bikini bottoms up over my own, something else was getting in the way. (I think most people would call it flab). Three-and-a-half trips later, I was getting nowhere fast. And then finally, the very last, two-piece swimsuit defied all laws of nature and made its way over “the barrier.” “Thank God,” I thought. And, after two hours in various states of undress, I ran to the checkout with four t-shirts and a tankini in my hot, little hands. I was all smiles -- mostly because I was back in wide-open space – and I found myself thinking that maybe the lighting in the store wasn’t that bad, after all. And that’s when it happened: As the cashier was removing the magnetic tag from my bathing suit, a very large double-digit number stared up at me. “It can’t be,” I thought. But it was, indeed, my first double-digit-sized
clothing purchase. I felt like crying. I felt like running to the hilltops and cursing the sedentary gods that brought this upon me. “This can’t be right,” I thought. “I’ve been walking. I’ve been moving. I’ve…” I was on the verge of signing up for booty camp classes and swimming lessons and thinking about purchasing some more over-priced, made-in-China exercise equipment, when my morning power walk partner pointed out to me that 80 per cent of weight loss happens in the kitchen. I began to think of the nachos I’d shoved into my mouth while I was preparing the kids’ lunchboxes, followed by the odd bit of egg or carrot that didn’t quite fit into the wrap. And I thought maybe, possibly, perhaps, I could continue my one hour of fitness each day and still manage to squeeze into a size eight by mid-July. As my friend said, “why take up running if you can just resist that second serving of pasta?” And so the portion control has begun. Well, let’s be honest, it has begun again. I’ll let you know how it goes. In the meantime, may I suggest some of the larger department stores put a warning label on their change room doors: “Objects in mirror may be closer – and LARGER – than they appear?” It would save a lot of heartache, literally.
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Museum transforms music into team sport MICHELLE NASH email@example.com
The latest exhibit at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum gives people of all ages the chance to use their entire bodies to play a marching band song. Fanfare by Molior is an exhibition that was created in Montreal as an interactive sound installation. The six pillars’ sensitivity to a participant’s movement when they walk through creates the different musical instrumental sounds – all of which combine to produce a portion
of the song Les nains by Montreal composer Bernard Poirier. Designer Melissa Mongiat created the piece as an educational opportunity for children to work together to create one song. “It is a great way for people to interact with music and sounds and movements,” Mongiat said. Students from Broadview Elementary Public School were the lucky first children to run through the exhibit. Supplied with streamers for added fun all the students ran through the pillars with
smiles on their faces. Liam Mason said he enjoyed the drum sounds the best. “It is so much fun, I loved running through it,” he said. His classmate, Maddie Fulford could not hold her excitement in as she explained how much fun she had running through the exhibit and hearing the music. “Having the streamer was my favourite part,” Fulford exclaimed. Museum director Stephen Quick also found himself amazed when he walked through the pillars for the first time. Mongiat said it is the adults that she loves to watch because they are all trying to figure out how it works and the best way to make the complete song play.
For Quick and Molior general manager Andrée Duchaine it was great to watch the school children run through and work at making the song together. “It is great when they realize it is a song and they have to work together to make it sound pretty,” Duchaine said. Fanfare’s first exhibition was well received when it was presented at the Montreal Science Centre during the 2009 Eureka! Festival. The exhibit in Ottawa will run for three months.
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Liam Mason can not control his excitement as he runs through the Fanfare Sound exhibit at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. The new exhibit uses the body’s movements through the six colourful pillars to play a musical sound.
East end authors nominated for Trillium Book Award MICHELLE NASH email@example.com
Three Ottawa authors have been nominated for their excellence in writing. The 24th Annual Trillium Book Award Finalists recognizes excellence in Ontario’s authors. Gloucester’s Estelle Beauchamp, Murielle Beaulieu of Vanier and Ottawa’s Andrée Christensen were nominated for the French Language Finalists category. Just being nominated in an award in itself, all three say. “You always hope someone will read your book and now this award will help with that,” Beaulieu said. Beaulieu moved to Ottawa in 1970 from a small town in New Brunswick to pursue her dream of studying philosophy and writing. “I have always felt the need to write. When I moved here I started from zero but soon found my place in this city,” Beaulieu said. Her novel, Laisse-moi te dire is a compilation of letters from all ages offering guidance. Beauchamp’s novel, Un souffle venu de loin looks at a story of a family growing up during war time. Her third novel to date, this one was written partly from a
memory she had. Beauchamp explained the novel ended up taking on a life of its own. Beauchamp, originally from Montreal, came to Ottawa to teach French to civil servants. She has found that teaching has added an element to her writing. “Writing is a solitary thing. Teaching is not. With teaching, you are talking and giving to others and they give back to you,” Beauchamp said. Andrée Christensen is a poet, photographer, artist and translator, which she likes to bring into her novels. “I try to make my other interests like photography accompany the novel,” Christensen said. For Christensen, she finds she can become too involved in the process of writing. “As the novel evolves I evolve.” Writing since she could hold a pencil, Christensen, who has been nominated in the past for a Trillium Book Award, sees this opportunity to shed light on francophone authors. “It is difficult to gain recognition as a francophone author. You can feel like you get lost in an ocean of publications that come out every year. I hope this nomination will give franco-Ontario a voice and enlarge our readership,” she said.
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Ottawa This Week reporter Michelle Nash was one of three winners in the Great Media Support category at the annual QV awards gala held on Thursday, June 2. “This means a lot to me, and I sincerely thank you,” Watson said, referring to the award he was given. For a full list of winners from the annual awards gala, please visit www.yourottawaregion.com .
Business owners and community leaders in Vanier were honoured and celebrated at the Quartier Vanier BIA’s annual awards gala on Thursday, June 2. Among the winners was Assumption Catholic School for its “I Am Safe” entrepreneurial project, which promoted Vanier as a safe place to live. Principal Luce Paradis was on hand to accept the award on behalf of her students. “I have 160 bodies willing to do a lot for Vanier,” she told the business community. Meanwhile, Mayor Jim Watson was honoured with the Working Together award for creating a council of business improvement areas in the city. After receiving his award, Watson explained he committed to creating such a council because he feels the small business community deserves more respect and attention. He thanked business owners for the work they do day after day, often in difficult situations. Watson also praised the Quatier Vanier BIA for the work they have done over the years to bring the community together, specifically noting the ambassador program, pumpkin contest and crime prevention initiatives. He said Vanier is a role model for other communities to get involved and stay involved.
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Weather cooperates for second leg of Icebreaker BY DAN PLOUFFE One week after rain washed away a large portion of the girls’ event, there were plenty of red and darkened faces as 176 boys’ teams competed under sunny skies this past weekend in the second leg of the Ottawa Internationals’ popular Icebreaker tournament. “You never know what you’re going to get at the Icebreaker,” said tournament chairman George Bennett. “We had snow and hail two years ago on the boys’ weekend, and this weekend, people are going to get heat stroke.” The tournament was held at 15 different fields largely in the central and southern parts of the city, and Bennett received reports from each venue that everything was running very smoothly and that the blue skies were a hit. “The weather is 75 per cent, really,” says Bennett, who threw on the referee jersey to assist in one division final. “You can do all the organization and planning and have good people helping out, but if the weather is terrible, you’re stuck and the whole tournament has a feeling of almost despair.” One local team that got to soak up a little more sun than they were originally expecting
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The Nepean City Storm were one local team that managed to fend off some top-notch out-of-town competitors as they knocked off Dollard 2-0 to win the U14 Ice pile division title at the Ottawa Icebreaker this past weekend. was the Nepean City Storm under-14 boys. The Level 4 group that earned a promotion from L5 last season knocked off some good L3 challengers en route to
the title in the top-tier Ice Pile division. “We had a real nice tournament,” notes Storm coach Jim Whipp, whose team began the
event with a Saturday morning loss, then improved its result to a tie in the next game, and followed that up with nothing but wins.
“The boys put it together and I think deserved to win,” Whipp adds. “They’re a great bunch of kids. They keep me young.” In the championship match, Roshan Mathew opened the scoring early for the Storm and Robert Laughton made the lead secure with his second-half marker as Nepean City cruised to a 2-0 win over visiting Dollard. While many participants use the tournament – now in its 17th year – to test out new formations and get used to playing with a fresh set of teammates, it was more a case of fine-tuning for the Storm, who play together year-round thanks to the wintertime Coliseum league as well as futsal. “I enjoy the Icebreaker, and I’ve been here pretty much to all of them for 16 years,” Whipp explains. “It’s a good early-season tournament, it’s well-structured, they get a lot of short games, plus they get to do some shootouts. I really like it.” Full results from the event were not available as of press time, but organizers were aware that a pair of teams from the host Internationals club reached division finals in the U13 Snow Bank and U15 Ice Pile categories. Visit yourottawaregion.com for updated results.
Capital City FC win third in a row MATTHEW JAY email@example.com
For a young team looking to find their way in the Canadian Soccer League, a hard fought 2-1 win over Brampton City United will suit Capital City FC just fine. The home side parlayed a stirring first half offensive performance and a gutsy defensive effort in the second to record their first win at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility and third in a row overall on June 3. The contrast between the team’s performances in both halves wasn’t lost on head coach Shaun Harris, but the Capital City bench boss will take the win all the same. “I think a win is a win,” said Harris. “At this point in the season when we’re still trying to figure things out, three points are three points.” Capital City went ahead in the 15th minute thanks to a successful penalty kick taken by midfielder Kenny Caceros before being pegged back only two minutes later when Brampton City
forward Richard West surprised the home defence to slip a wellplaced shot from a tight angle past goalkeeper Clint Irwin to tie the game at one apiece. Brazilian forward Sulivan Silva-Oliveriva, who began the game on the left flank and was shifted to the right soon after the equalizer, began tormenting Brampton left back Gianni Annisi and was rewarded for his efforts in the 39th minute when he picked Annisi’s pocket and raced clear in on Roy Blanche’s goal before coolly slipping the ball past the keeper. In the second half, Brampton City began to gain a foothold in the game, maintaining possession for long stretches and hemming Capital City in their own half, but without really threatening Irwin’s net. Many of the Capital City legs that were full of energy in the first 45 minutes looked full of lead by time the final whistle blew. “I think we fatigued quite a bit more coming out of the half,” said Harris. “We probably were only good for about 55 or 60 min-
utes tonight and it was much better in the first half. You saw the guys’ legs go one by one. ... But at the end of it, the guys put in the effort. It’s 270 minutes in seven days – it’s a lot of football.” Caceros, who alongside Emir Zrnic and Collin Harrison neutralized the Brampton City midfield for most of the evening, said the team simply stuck to the game plan and worked hard to wear down the visitors. “They are a new team, so we didn’t really know what to expect from them,” said Caceros, an Ottawa native who played collegiate soccer at Syracuse University. “But from the start, we had our own game plan defensively; we had our own individual assignments. The coach told us they like to play possession among their defenders, so he told us to press as much as possible within the first 15 to 20 minutes. “They had the majority of possession in the game but we held our own.” Four games into the season, both Harris and Caceros see the squad as a work in progress, but especially in the first half there
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Brampton City midfielder Andy Garcia squeezes past Junior Ellis (18) and Collin Harrison during Capital City FC’s 2-1 victory on June 3 at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility. were more than a few glimpses of what Capital City are capable of. “We’re taking steps forward every game,” said Caceros “Our first game you could tell it was our first game together – we didn’t play very well at all. But each game we’re getting progressively better, one step at a time. We’re figuring each other
out, we’re getting to know each others tendencies. We’re getting more cohesive as the season goes on.” Capital City will be able to catch their breath now after playing four games in 14 days. The team doesn’t return to action until June 12 when it plays fellow league newcomers the Windsor Stars at Terry Fox at 1 p.m.
Irish-Canadians always look after their own, and to prove that they raised plenty of the green stuff for two well-known local institutions. The Ireland Fund of Canada’s Emerald Evening was held at the residence of the Irish ambassador to Canada, Dr. Ray Bassett, in Rockcliffe Park on June 2, attracting a bevy of Irish-Canadians and their supporters to raise funds for St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Foundation and Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts and Humanities, home of the National Irish Canadian Cultural Centre. “I know that many of you have devoted blood, sweat and tears to these local institutions,” said Hillary Reilly, the Irish embassy’s first secretary and head of mission, who called both groups great examples of Irish culture abroad. Reilly noted the Ireland Fund began in 1976, “and it makes me think how far we’ve come since
then. People from different traditions did not sit together. It was the height of The Troubles.” Since then however, the more than $350 million that the Ireland Fund in numerous countries have raised has helped foster reconciliation, across the island of Ireland. The Fund was created by Hilary Weston, Ontario’s former Lieutenant-Governor. The Ireland Fund does a great amount of work in Northern Ireland, especially in the area of inter-community schooling. Only a very small minority of Northern school children attend cross-community schools. While Irish nationalists had to offer a hand in reconciliation to Britain, so too did British politicians have to look deep within themselves to foster reconciliation – and sometimes even found it very far afield. Clive Wright, head of the foreign policy team at the British High Commission in Ottawa, commended former British prime minister John Major for his work on the peace process in the mid 1990s.
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JUNE 11 The New Edinburgh Community Alliance and the IODE Laurentian Chapter are joining forces to celebrate two heritage anniversaries – the 10th anniversary of the designation of the oldest part of New Edinburgh (founded 1832) as a Heritage Conservation District; and the 50th anniversary of the annual House and Garden Tour of IODE Laurentian Chapter. The Chapter (founded 1906 and headquartered in New Edinburgh) has been raising money for the good of the Ottawa community for over a century. There will be walking tours of the neighbourhood, entry into five houses dating from the mid-19th century up to the late 20th century, lemonade stands and free refreshments (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) at the Governor’s Walk Retirement Home at 150 Stanley Ave. Also, artist Gordon Harrison will host an Open House at his Studio at 81 John St. Walking tours: (No charge) approximately one hour. Just meet at St. Bartholomew’s Church at 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. House tours: (Ticket required) Call 613-842-5304 or visit the Laurentian website at http://laurentian.iode.ca for information on ticket outlets or to book online.
“The Future of the Book” is the theme of The Ottawa Book Arts Show & Sale, from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Library and Archives Canada building at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa. Admission is free. Features vendors offering bookbinding, paper, prints, letterpress books and materials, wood engraving and books as art. A speakers program and an exhibition “The Nature of Words” runs all day for one day only. Keynote speaker George Walker will give an illustrated talk on “The Future of the Book” at 4 PM at the show. Admission is free for all events. www.cbbag.ca or 613-852-7560. Organized by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, Ottawa Valley Chapter (CBBAG-OV).
JUNE 14 Vanier Community Association Annual General Meeting (AGM). Please join us and have your say at the Richelieu Vanier Community Centre, 300 des Pères Blancs St., 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Support Group at 7:00 p.m., City View United Church, Terrace Room, 6 Epworth Ave., Ottawa. Guest Speaker, Susan Glass, Registered Massage Therapist: Relaxation techniques that will help break the cycle of pain. Public welcome; free parking For information please contact Inga Legere, 613839-6188.
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2011 Ottawa Centre Rose of Tralee contestants Kait Zufelt and Kerianne Wilson at the Emerald Evening at the residence of the Irish Ambassador to Canada, Dr. Ray Bassett, on June 2. “John Major took the decision at the time to move forward with reconciliation in Northern Ireland,” he said. At the time, Wright was the second secretary at the British Embassy in South Africa, working with Nel-
son Mandela’s African National Congress. “John Major came over and talked at great length about reconciliation with Mandela, and what it meant for Northern Ireland,” said Wright. “It was very
important for him to hear that,” and to hear what Mandela had to say. Major proceeded down the road of reconciliation, “despite advice he was getting from other quarters.” “It’s something that is a long time in the gestation, and difficult in the delivery,” added Wright about reconciliation. Patrick Murray, national director of the Ireland Fund of Canada, reiterated that the fund’s purposes were to foster peace, culture and charity. “What’s important is that you stay committed to the process,” Murray said. “Britain and Ireland are sticking together. If Northern Ireland and Ireland can get along, anyone can get along.” The evening’s charities were pleased not only with the turnout and good weather, but with the generosity of Irish-Canadians and the wider Canadian community. “We’re delighted to be a onethird recipient,” said Jennifer Conley, executive director of the St. Patrick’s Home Foundation.
Complainant says it’s ‘a matter of safety’ From BYLAW on page 1 Manor Park, a neighbourhood first developed in late 1948, became the first post-war subdivision development in Ottawa. Homes in the neighbourhood vary in size and age and a lot of the homes have a sloping driveway. Belovic said there have always been nets on the roads in the neighbourhood. “This is a great neighbourhood where kids play outside and parents feel safe about them playing outside. As children grow up you see the nets change from household to household but as far as I can remember, there have always been nets at the end of the driveways,” Belovic explained. City spokesman Barre Campbell said the 3-1-1 call came in early May and the city sent out bylaw enforcement in late May with a request to remove the nets. Campbell noted bylaw attempted to work with the residents to strike a compromise of simply removing the nets from the roadway when not in use. Neighbours said that request would be hard to comply with as the bases of the basketball nets are filled with sand, rocks or water to keep them in place, so moving them is near impossible. “Though that would be a great solution, rolling the nets in and out when not in use is completely unrealistic because it would
require a parent to schlep them in and out every time, making the kids way more dependant on waiting for when and if an adult could move them,” Belovic said. Learning of the complaint, Belovic and some neighbours got together and formed a petition in hopes of getting the bylaw ignored in the community. When the neighbours got together to knock on doors, asking people for support, Belovic found the complainant. “The women said to me it was her who had called in the complaint and regardless of the option of reflective tape on the nets she did not want them on the street anymore – it was a matter of safety,” she said. Belovic and neighbours hope to fight the bylaw with the petition so children in the neighbourhood can continue to play. “Technically the nets should not be on the street at all but the bylaw department has made a compromise here, if there is another complaint and the residents continue to leave the basketball nets on the street when they are not in use then the bylaw department will investigate and a petition does not change the bylaw,” Campbell added. Belovic has been trying to drum up more support for the petition, making a presentation at the Manor Park Community Association’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 7.
Prior to the AGM, RideauRockcliffe Coun. Peter Clark would not commit to helping the cause, indication he had not heard of the petition or spoken to bylaw. At the meeting, however, Clark said the neighbourhood needs to ask themselves whether the nets are a danger. “We will have to see if there are signatures on the petition, then we can review the bylaw,” Clark said.
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