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Hundreds of friends, family and members of the hockey community at large gathered at the Scotiabank Place on Nov. 17 to celebrate the life of Daron Richardson. Daron – the daughter of former NHL defenceman and Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson – died in hospital on Nov. 13 after complications from a suicide attempt the previous day, according to a press release issued by the team. She was 14 years old and the family is from Nepean. Countless messages of Daron’s love for life, kind heart, and prowess in the classroom, on the drama stage and ice rinks were relayed to the more than 5,600 people who attended the ceremony. Members of her Ottawa Senators bantam AA hockey team, three teachers from Ashbury College – where Daron began high school in September after attending Elmwood School – and six friends from her close circle, dubbed the Group of Seven, remembered Daron for being a loyal and spiritual person. The bantam Sens dedicated the remainder of their 2010-11 season to Daron’s memory. “If you look around the room and see all the tears running down people’s faces you can see all the people Daron touched,” teammate Erin Sauve said, adding that the pair had dreams of being each other’s bridesmaids and Olympic teammates. “You will always be in our hearts. We’ll love you forever and ever, Daron Richardson.” See ‘Friends’ on page 10.

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Fund-raising crunch on for Friends of Hospice Ottawa LJ MATHESON laurie.matheson@metroland.com

Friends of Hospice Ottawa was the recipient of a portion of funds raised at the food extravaganza hosted by the Greater Nepean Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club. Friends of Hospice Ottawa’s executive director Kathryn Logsdail-Downer said she was thrilled with the partnership with the Nepean chamber. “This is the first time we have partnered with the chamber of commerce,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity for us to help raise funds for our capital project.” The organization wants to purchase a $1.6 million property with three acres in Kanata and they have currently raised just over $500,000. “We have a way to go, and have extended the deal to the end of December,” said Logsdail-Downer. “We have already asked for an extension which took us from April to December.” The acquisition of this site will allow the team of staff and some 145 volunteers to expand and consolidate the key community support programs, including in-home support, day away hospices, transportation, caregiver and bereavement support, and training and education permitting greater reach to those who need support while living and coping with a life-threatening illness, and ultimately for those who are no longer able to receive or give care in their own homes. The second phase will involve renovations to the building to expand and enhance core programs, plus provide space and access for additional community partners. Once operational support is approved and in place, the final phase will see the construction of a nine-bed residential hospice into which Friends of Hospice Ottawa would eventually be welcoming clients. “There is a real shortage for beds in Ontario,” said Logsdail-Downer. “There should be 60-80 and 26 in Ottawa West… there are none right now and a huge area

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Friends of Hospice Ottawa’s Alice Holst, Kathryn Logsdail-Downers and Darlene Wilson are pictured during the Greater Nepean Chamber of Commerce food event. of need. We are trying to fill that void.” The hospice recently held a Christmas luncheon and fashion show where $7,500 was raised. The executive director said she was thrilled with the results of that fund-raising effort. “Every little bit helps,” she said. At the food extravaganza, the hospice volunteers were selling Russ bears for the cause. Each had a personalized, hand-knit sweater. A recent recruitment process resulted in 22 new volunteers, for a total of 145. Alice Holst and Darleen Wilson were two of the latest recruits and they were taking part in the food extravaganza, selling Russ Bears, donned with hand-knitted, personalized sweaters. Many of the volunteers have a personal story as to why they want to donate their time to the hospice. “I lost two sisters to cancer,” Holst said, who was one of their main caregivers. She knows first hand what the organization does and says she’s thankful to be able to give back. As for Wilson, she has had experience with the hospice and has worked on a board of directors with Logsdail-Downer. “She put us to work right away… we just

finished our training,” she said with a smile. Many people, businesses and community organizations have contributed to the hospice’s success. The organization is a non-profit organization that relies on the support of the community for funding programs and services. They receive 30 per cent of their budget from government funding. That’s about $80,000. “The bulk of our (budget) is raised through Trillium funds, the City of Ottawa and the United Way, as well as many fund-raising efforts,” said Logsdail-Downers. “We currently have 120 clients and with each client there are five family members who also use our services. There is definitely a need for respite care in our area.” The hospice offers in-home volunteer support, day hospice, caregiver support, bereavement support, transportation, community education, information and referral and emerging residential care. Logsdail-Downers says she does a lot of referrals to hospitals, health centres, community resource centres, long-term care facilities, churches, community care access centre, retirement homes and other hospices. “We have a very good working relationship with other organizations,” she said and indicated that they are fortunate to have the financial assistance of faithful donors, businesses, and other organizations.” The process of collecting more than $1 million may seem daunting to some, but the executive director says she is confident that the community will help them reach their goal to purchase the property in Kanata. The property is situated off Terry Fox and the Queensway; it is centrally located within their region of service, has easy access to public transportation, accommodation and services, is within 10 minutes of the Queensway Carleton Hospital and is situated in a quiet, tranquil setting. “We have until the end of December,” said LogsdailDowners. That’s when their extension to purchase the property expires.

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HogsBack Brewing Company co-owner Jerry Demetriadis was at the Nepean Chamber’s Food Extravaganza to spread the word about their craft lager beer to appear at Ottawa LCBO stores.

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Networking, mingling and sampling food and beverages were on the menu Wed. Nov. 17 at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club in Barrhaven as the Greater Nepean Chamber of Commerce held its fourth annual food extravaganza. Friends of Hospice Ottawa was the recipient of a portion of proceeds from the event, which has raised approximately $20,000 in the past three years. “We started fundraising for the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation and this year we decided to go with Friends of Hospice Ottawa,” said Virginia Boro, the chair of the board of directors for the chamber. “We want to help them with their new centre.” Friends of Hospice Ottawa is looking to purchase a $1.6 million piece of property that includes 3.5 acres of land. It’s the hope of the hospice that they will have that amount raised by the end of December – the deadline for the purchase offer. Currently, the organization has $500,000 toward that goal. “The community has been wonderfully supportive,” said Kathryn Logsdail-Downers, the executive director at Friends of Hospice Ottawa. This is the fourth year that the chamber has held such an event where members were able to mix and mingle, network and enjoy samples from their neighbours. “It’s been a great evening, said Boro. “We have tried to highlight the restaurants here who are members of the chamber… it’s an opportunity for them to meet other likeminded or complementary businesses.” HogsBack Brewing Company co-owner Jerry Demetriadis says the event is an opportunity to spread the word that they are going to be offering their craft lager beer at Ottawa LCBO stores within the

next week or so. “Business has been really good,” he said. “We just opened the brewing company in Ottawa in April and the beer is only available at restaurants right now. But we recently had our packaging approved and it will be ready to purchase soon. It will be available at the Kanata LCBO in a week.” Demetriadis says the event hosted by the chamber is an opportunity for exposure to the product. “That’s the key. If we can get people to taste it, they will look for it to purchase.” Long-time business owner Mike Bouris, who operates Chances R Restaurant on Woodroofe Ave., says the chamber event is about community. “We’ve been in the business a long time and this is a chance for us to get out into the community.” He and his father, Nick, along with Brian Kilrea and Matt Moore are partners in the business and it will celebrate 35 years in March next year. Ken Ross of Ross’ Independent Grocers had a hot corner with various party favourites on tap. From meatballs to cheese cake, Ross said the Presidents Choice offerings at the grocery store are easy ways to entertain during the festive season. “It’s all done for you,” he said. Soula Burell, a representative of the chamber, and one of the organizers of the event said she was pleased with the turnout. “I don’t know what the funds (raised) are yet,” she said. “Overall, we had a great event that had a wonderful turnout.” Some 22 food and drink vendors were on site for the event. To become a member of the chamber, the fee is $20 monthly. There are meetings, lunches, networking breakfasts and special events. People who are active in the chamber do business with other members looking for a product or service from the membership. For more information, contact 613-8285556 or visit www.nepeanchamber.com.


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Community groups can now access free space in eight Ottawa schools thanks to provincial funding from the Community Use of Schools initiative, which helps schools make their space more affordable for use after hours. Funds announced by the province will see the selected schools waive fees and make the space accessible for free. The announcement was made Nov. 18 by Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre, at Bayshore Catholic Elementary School. “Providing school space for free after hours will help community groups keep their costs low, and help more young people and families in our community to participate in a range of activities,� said Naqvi. For some time now, the provincial government has been encouraging community use of schools and making sure those facilities are used by a variety of groups for different activities. The eight schools are located in areas where the need for low-cost access is greatest. The program is part of the government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, which aims to reduce the number of children living in poverty by 25 per cent over five years. “The goal of the initiative is to make sure our schools remain accessible, as community centres tend to get full for evening activities. We are picking neighbourhoods that require more assistance to ensure more community activities and kids’ af-

ter school programming instead of having them home just watching television,â€? said Naqvi. Both indoor and outdoor school space will be available to help local organizations provide affordable or free activities, such as sports, arts and recreation programs, in a safe environment. The program helps all Ontario school boards make gymnasiums, auditoriums, classrooms and athletic fields more affordable for use after hours. For the 2010-11 school year, the Ontario government will invest $39.9 million in community use of schools, including $5.9 million to help 175 schools offer free school space. Gordon Butler, chairman of the Ottawa Catholic School Board, said he is pleased the provincial government has expanded the Community Use of Schools Program to four additional schools in the Catholic board. “The OCSB embraces the concept of schools as the hub of the community and are pleased to be included in this important program,â€? Butler said. He added that community groups that were being charged minimal costs for use on Saturday and Sunday will now have access to their facilities at no cost. The eight schools that were designated to offer free public space include: Bayshore Catholic Elementary School, École ĂŠlĂŠmentaire catholique Sainte-Anne, École ĂŠlĂŠmentaire catholique Le Petit Prince, École ĂŠlĂŠmentaire catholique Vision Jeunesse, St. Brigid Elementary School, École ĂŠlĂŠmentaire publique Marie-Curie, Dr. F.J. McDonald Elementary School, and St. Elizabeth Elementary School.

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A controversial Ottawa-Carleton District School Board survey looking for information on students’ sexual orientation, religion and family background was delayed due to a complaint to the Ontario Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. The survey, which has received mixed reviews from parents, aims to find out important demographic information about students to better target school programs. “The bottom line is we want to be better able to meet the needs of our kids,� said director of education for the OCDSB, Barrie Hammond. Lisa Nash, a teacher at Merivale High School and a parent of three, had criticized the survey in an earlier interview with Ottawa This Week-Nepean Edition, saying that schools should know their students. “We (the staff) know the kids, they could have asked us,� she said. Hammond said what while the board has a general knowl-

edge of the city’s demographics, information about languages spoken at home and ethnic origins can help educators tailor their lessons. The board announced they would be postponing the survey on Nov. 17. It was due to start on Nov. 22 and run until Dec. 10. Hammond said that he was confident that the commissioner would find the plans to be sufficient to protect the students’ identity The survey is part of the board’s plan for equity and diversity and follows the lead of the Toronto District Board of Education. The Toronto board says 92 per cent of its students and parents filled it out, with few complaints. The board promises to keep results confidential, but each survey is numbered, and the number can identify the students’ names. Hammond said the board’s own teachers and other staff will not have access to this identification. “We have been working with in-house legal and the example of the Toronto board,� he said. “I think we have done the best we can.�

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Merivale High School teacher and co-coordinator of last years evening for the arts, Lisa Nash stands with outgoing Barrhaven/Knoxdale-Merivale trustee Mark Fisher to accept an Ottawa Carleton District School Board arts recognition award.

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Dec. 2 will see the curtains rise on another Evening for the Arts show at Merivale High School. The show, which netted an arts recognition award from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, works in partnership with Suzart Productions and Sir Winston Churchill Public School. The award was given for distinguished and inspiring service in making the arts alive for students during the 2009 to 2010 academic year. This year’s recipients across the school board included teachers, principals, volunteering artists and parents. “It’s really about bringing the community together,” Lisa Nash, co-coordinator for the event and teacher at Merivale said. Suzart — a local theatre company — will be performing an excerpt from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Sir Winston’s jazz band will be showcasing their talent as well. “The Evening for the arts will be another great show this year,” Nash said. Nash’s daughter Michelle will be taking a break from her post-secondary studies to perform at the school. In fact, the whole family seems to be taking part. Michelle is in her third year at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College in the combined theatre program. She won a Cappies award for a performance the first year they were available in Ottawa. Nash’s other daughters Casey, in Grade 12 and Roxanne, in Grade 9 will also be singing. Casey won a Cappies award last year for her Best Female Vocalist. The bill will be packed with best of Merivale’s musical and dance talent.

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City hall hosts international ‘hackathon’ LAURA MUELLER

Those interested in taking part in the event can register at http://opendataottawainternational. Ocampo-Gooding was a member of eventbrite.com. a group that organized the city’s first hackathon event in April, which re- 423498-46-10 sulted in the creation of 20 apps. The Ottawa group has been receiving online kudos for its success in attracting a wide cross-section of the city’s population to the event – everyone from techies to families with small children. That was possible because organizers reached out to people on Twitter (through the account @ OpenDataOttawa) and keeping the event open to anyone – even people who don’t really understand what open data is, or how to use it. “We’re good at reaching out to user groups and making them aware that they have goals in common with what we’re doing,” Beauchamp said. “It’s not just a focus on the developers. “We want to make it clear: if you have an idea, come,” he said. “These events are typically guys patting each other on the back about the same stuff,” added Ocampo-Gooding. “At our event, we got a really good representation of Ottawa.” It works because of the different skill people are able to bring to the process, Ocampo-Gooding said. He gave an example of a mother who came to the event with her sixyear-old son, wanting to contribute ideas for apps that would help parents. She met up with a librarian who DENTAL OFFICE knew of data sets that have informaI personally invite you to come and try tion that would be helpful for parents. our dental services, and I look forward They brainstormed and met up with to meeting you and your family. a designer who translated their idea into an application, before a developer – Raya Fatah teamed up to package the whole thing • New Patients and Walk-Ins Welcome together into a finished app. The resulting app, called “Ottawa • Evening Appointments Available For Kids,” is available at www.ottawa• Validated Parking forkids.webs.com, and a video from that event can be found on YouTube OUR SERVICES: by searching for the OpenDataOttawa Comprehensive Family Dentistry • Crowns and Bridges channel. Removable Partial and Complete Dentures The news of a Dec. 4 international Root Canal Therapy • Full Preventative Program event was a perfect chance to organize Cosmetic Dentistry • Emergency Dental Care a follow-up to the successful April HACKATHON FOLLOW-UP

Hackers will be taking over city hall on Dec. 4. But don’t worry – it’s not what it sounds like. These “hackers” will be taking sets of digital information and spinning them into handy tools for people to use on their cell phone and computers. From finding fun Saturday-morning activities for children to locating the best dog parks in the city, the applications developed during the event will bolster resident’s ability to use the city’s new “open data” policy. Organizers are hoping that everyone from coding experts to artists will gather at city hall on that day to brainstorm and develop programs to help people get more information about their city. The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the Champlain room at Ottawa city hall. Ottawa will be one of 50 cities participating in the international event. “On Dec. 4 you’ll feel like you’re in a room with people from around the world,” said Daniel Beauchamp, one of the event’s organizers. On an international level, the event is trying to gather people to act for transparency by developing applications using the open public data available in their countries. Organizers around the globe are hoping the “hackathon” will help demonstrate to governments that people are interested in accessing open data about the countries, and using it in positive ways. OTTAWA’S DATA OPEN Last spring, the City of Ottawa began a process of making its information available to the public as “open data” – a philosophy that certain government data be openly available in a digital format. The move is meant to increase transparency at city hall and remove barriers to information to allow people to find innovative uses for it, and perhaps spur on community involvement and economic development.

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Edward Ocampo-Gooding, one of the organizers of the Ottawa hackathon brainstorms ideas. “As soon as you release that data as ‘open,’ creative people will come up with all sorts of uses for it,” said Sean McCaffrey, a program manager in the city’s information technology department. City hall will be abuzz with developers mining through the city’s open data, as city hall will also be hosting the Ottawa Network on the same weekend, McCaffrey said. The Ottawa Network is a non-profit organization that fosters tech-related entrepreneurship, and Edward Ocampo-Gooding hopes the group will want to partner and participate with the hackathon. “If we can convince them that open data is something you can make money from, it would be great,” OcampoGooding said. Caffrey said it is “serendipitous” that the two events are happening at the same time, and something that could lead to greater connections between the groups that use open data. “I’ve heard there is a lot of energy in Ottawa, but it’s not very well connected,” he said. “This is an opportunity to bridge that gap.” The hackathon event also fits into the app contest the city is running until Jan. 4, 2011. Visit www.apps4ottawa.ca and watch upcoming issues of Ottawa This Week for more information about that contest. Ottawa is also partnering with Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto to form an “Open Data Framework” aimed at improving open data initiatives.

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Starting tough conversations with your children For a parent, having to bury a child is one of the worst things imaginable. The reality that a father will not have the opportunity to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding or that a mother will not get to hold her first grandchild in her arms are moments that are instantly robbed upon an offspring’s death. That’s exactly what happened to Stephanie and Luke Richardson – Ottawa Senators assistant coach – when their 14-year-old daughter Daron died from complications from a suicide attempt on Nov. 13. In what would normally be a very private and sombre time for most families, the Richardsons decided to go against the

grain and grieve publicly. They are to be commended for doing so. The Richardsons held a large memorial service at Scotiabank Place on Nov. 17 to remember their daughter’s life. It was an event that drew people from Daron’s school, the hockey community and across the city, and exposed some of the private moments of the Richardson family. But it’s not how they chose to say their final respects to their daughter that was so honourable. It was the message they were trying to relay. The Richardson attempted to squash the taboo that talking about suicide is wrong. Issues concerning positive mental health have long been pushed

to the background in society – as the public’s yearning for physical wellbeing tends to be priority No. 1 – but with Daron’s death, Stephanie and Luke made sure that didn’t happen. Coming weeks will certainly not be easy ones for Stephanie, Luke, and their eldest daughter Morgan. Coming to grips with such a seemingly shocking event will never fully make sense, especially, as Ottawa Senators president Cyril Leeder said, an explanation is unlikely to ever come. While it may be too late to help Daron, being able to discuss the topic openly might help save someone else in the future.

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The 21st century, whether you like it or not Is the 21st century different from the 20th? Yup. Try this: the winner of the Giller Prize for literature is published by a small press that can only print a small number of copies. There is an immediate outcry, probably from people who only read books when they win prizes. Quick, they say, print more books. After a few days of that, one of those know-it-all Toronto columnists pronounces: What’s all the fuss, she says. You can order it on-line for your Kindle. Of course. And welcome to the 21st century. As in the previous century, new technology continues its onslaught on an innocent public. The technology is different: eBooks, iPhones, Facebook, Twitter, iPads, Blu-ray, GPS. But the message is the same: Buy or be hopelessly out of date. As in the previous century — wasn’t life so much sweeter then? — most of us ask the question: Do I need this? For some it is not a problem. They are early-adopters, gadget freaks and they buy try anything that is new, stand in line for it before the sun is up. For others, it is a problem of different sort. They have no choice because they can’t afford it. The rest of us dither, waiting for a push. In the early ’80s, the kids may have per-

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town suaded us that we needed a VCR. Then the technology did its own pushing. Videotapes were no longer available at the video store, blank tape was hard to find, new VCRs even harder. So it was on to the DVD player. And now, should it be Blu-ray or not? Soon the decision will be made for us, as the nonBlu-ray technology, whatever you call it, dies off. None of this was clear to us when we made that first investment in a VCR. Nor was it clear to people who invested in cable that some day they would need to invest in still newer equipment and extra charges to watch the sports they wanted, the games being moved further and further up the digital dial by canny cable operators. The same thing happened with the

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switch from LPs to CDs. Die-hard traditionalists swore that they’d never desert vinyl, until vinyl deserted them. They couldn’t buy records, so the CD player entered the house in the late ’80s. Now the CD player is gathering dust, replaced by digital recordings downloaded from the Internet. Downloading from the Internet is something many people swore they’d never do, and are being forced to as more and more CD outlets disappear. An interesting thing is that we are irritated all this, but not made sad. There may be sentimental value attached to books and, for people of a certain age, LPs, but no one feels sentimental about CDs or DVDs. This makes it easier for us to get rid of them as we enter new technologies, thereby feeding the technological beast. Which continues to bully us. A mid-’80s home computer, still functioning perfectly, has to be replaced in the early ’90s because it can no longer communicate with newer computers. That replacement computer has to be replaced in a couple of years because it lacks the power to grapple with memory-heavy websites, not to mention download the music that can no longer be purchased at the store.

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Six grannies unite for a cause Three years after climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, six Ottawa women have written a book about their experience to raise money to help African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS. The book, Kilimanjaro: A Purposeful Journey, talks about the physical, emotional and spiritual journey of the six grandmothers that left the safety of their comfortable Ottawa homes for the slopes of Africa’s tallest peak. The Kilimanjaro Grannies, as they have become known, have recently been telling their tale in the community and raising awareness for their cause, including a stop at the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club last week. Giséle Lalonde Mansfield of Dunrobin, Liza Badham of Fitzroy Harbour, Tina Courier of Arnprior, Barb Carriere from Kanata, Nepean’s Trudy Stephen and Janet Carriere of Ottawa, did not know each other before their adventure, but have since become great friends through their common cause. The women are using the proceeds from the sale of the book to help support the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign and the Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation.

a better life.” The Kilimanjaro Grannies was founded by Mansfield, who wanted to experience the rooftop of Africa and set out to climb Kilimanjaro for her 55th birthday in February 2006. However, she made a change of plan after she heard about the plight of the African grandmothers and how they were being deprived of the joys of grandmotherhood she had recently been blessed with. Mansfield was moved to form her own group of crusading grannies. The grandmothers of Africa face a daily fight for survival and are the heroes of Africa; they are such wonderful role models for their grandchildren, she indicated. “I needed to share my wealth with them. I needed to have their story told and heard. I needed their strength and determination to inspire me. I needed your compassion and support to inspire me. “I needed to tell them that they were not alone, and not to give up hope,” Mansfield said. The climb to the top of Kilimanjaro took the women seven days to complete, followed by a two-day descent. “It was a bit of a struggle, and one of the most difficult things I have ever done, but at the same time, one of the most rewarding things,” Carriere said.

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“She had the rare gift where she saw things the way they were, but also how they could be,” he said, his voice trembling throughout his speech. Family friend and godfather Martin Dagenais, Luke Richardson’s former teammate with the Peterborough Petes, told the audience about Daron’s toughness both off the ice and on it, “which many of you probably realize came from her mother (Stephanie),” he joked. Dagenais recalled a tournament at the Bell Capital Cup where Daron broke her arm in a semifinal game, was fitted for a cast, and suited up for the final. Her team won and Daron became the only player to win the event on both a boys’ and girls’ team. In addition to those close to Daron, members from Central Hockey League teams, various minor Ottawa hockey teams, the Carleton Ravens, the Ottawa Gee-Gees, and dozens of past NHL players who

DARON RICHARDSON played with Luke Richardson over his 21-year career with six franchises, attended the ceremony. Garry Galley, a former NHL defenceman and Nepean Raiders head coach, was the master of ceremonies. “I think it says a lot about Luke and Stephanie,” Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray said. “Everyone wanted to show they appreciate them and support them.” The event was held to both honour Daron’s life and to draw attention to the stigmas surrounding

discussing teen suicide, said Senators president Cyril Leeder. Leeder commended the Richardson family for making the news of Daron’s death and the ceremony public. The Richardson family, which includes Daron’s older sister Morgan, decided to donate Daron’s organs and four separate matches were found. “The family chose the road that’s less travelled,” Leeder said. “Sometimes that road’s more difficult, but that doesn’t mean it’s not the right path to choose.” While the ceremony featured many speeches, perhaps none was more touching than those given by the Group of Seven. Dressed in matching purple sweatshirts – Daron’s favourite colour – each member addressed the audience. “You’ll always be in our hearts,” they said in unison, afterwards. Added member Selena Saikaley, as she fought back tears: “I wish I could have been there when you really needed someone.”


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Youth suicide at alarming rate DANIEL NUGENT-BOWMAN daniel.bowman@metroland.com

In the wake of a suicide death by Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson’s 14-year-old daughter, Daron, medical experts are urging parents to monitor their children carefully in their teenage years. Daron died on Nov. 13 after trying to take her own life the day before, the NHL team stated in a press release. She was pronounced dead at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). A Grade 9 student at Ashbury College, Daron was great athlete, talented artist and stage presenter, and beloved friend to many. But even with all those positives, a child can still be depressed, said Annmarie Nicholson, director of applied suicide intervention skills training at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. “People can be very good at hiding what they don’t want you to see,” she said. “We become quite good masters of disguise at times.” Dr. Ian Manion, executive director of the provincial centre of excellence for child and youth mental health at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, said 17.3 per cent of the total deaths among young people nationally are by suicide. That number represents the second highest rate behind accidents. Manion said part of the problem is that there is a strong negative stigma attached

to feeling vulnerable and asking for help. The decision to stay silent causes a vicious cycle. “They stay stuck in that place longer and in pain longer and have few personal resources or coping skills to deal with it,” Manion said. “That is a very dangerous situation because then they can resort to more unhealthy ways of coping. “Sometimes a young person can find a permanent solution to what is a temporary problem. They don’t have the insight to see that things will be better a week, a month, a year from now.” Both Manion and Nicholson said warning signs include noticeable change in a child’s behaviour, an increase in aggression and irritability – particularly in males, a drop off in grades, concentration issues, giving away once meaningful possessions, and usage of drugs or alcohol. Manion added that fatalistic comments could be uttered as well. Because few children are able to communicate their feelings effectively, Nicholson said their feelings are shown by their actions. “They communicate that in different ways,” she said. “The more we talk about mental health and mental health issues openly, and the more we acknowledge that they exist and affect us, the better we’re going to be at reducing the stigma surrounding them”. For more information, visit www.ementalhealth.ca or call 613-260-2360.

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the hospital uses has a suction cup at the top part of the cuff which inflates in the upper airway and drains away any secretions before they make their way into the patients’ lungs. “They are more expensive than the other tube styles, but a patient’s stay in ICU is $1,200 a day so they pay for themselves,” Binette said. That combined with putting the breathing tubes in patients’ mouths instead of their noses to prevent infection and chafing has worked wonders for the west-end hospital. Within the first six months the team had managed to reduce cases by 50 per cent and reach 95 per cent compliance with the bundle of actions required as part of the plan. It was so successful that ZAP VAP was one of the plans to be included in the Ontario Hospital Association’s (OHA) Patient Safety Guidebook to Leading Practices. Binette and Kristine Desjardine, a nurse working in the hospital’s infection control department entered ZAP VAP as one of 141 submissions. It was one of the 31 selected to be published. “We have always been very proactive at the hospital,” Binette said. “We are kind of trail blazers, so if what we are doing can be used by other hospitals, that’s great.” The safety guidebook was released at the OHA’s HealthAchieve convention in Toronto from Nov. 8 to 10. “This is a great acknowledgement of the team’s innovative approach to a patient safety issue,” said Judy Brown, the QCH’s director of communications.

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On the positive side, a few branches will post surpluses, the largest being almost $1.9 million in the housing department. That is due to favourable mortgage renewal rates and an increase in the provincial per diem per family member in family shelters.

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Outgoing Bay ward councillor Alex Cullen introduced a motion to indicate council’s support for a national indigenous centre on Victoria Island, in the Ottawa River near Parliament Hill. The parks, buildings and grounds department is also looking at a deficit of $1.75 million.

The report posts deficits in seven of the 16 departments and branches in protective services.

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The city is facing shortfalls of more than $5.5 million in the protective services department, according to a city report. The largest forecast deficits are found in fire services and community programs such as fitness and aquatic programs. Both those departments are expecting a $2.68-million deficit by the end of the year. In the case of fire services, the deficit is due to $2.7 million in “unrealized productivity savings” related to the expansion of the station in Barrhaven South. Those efficiencies will be carried over until that station becomes fully operational in 2012, according to a staff report. Spending for fitness programs went over budget, partially because of increased staffing costs related to rolling out a wristband program that requires all children swimming in city facilities to be tested. The city also took on responsibility for the Hunt Club Riverside Community Centre in January – another unexpected cost. The city also expects to lose revenue on the Kanata Leisure Centre, Nepean Sportsplex (halls A and B), the Splash Wave Pool and infrastructure repair projects, which will result in $2.7 million in deficits.

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The Nepean Raiders (13-11-6) gave the Brockville Braves (20-5-3) a little taste of their own medicine. After taking one on the chin from the defending RBC Cup semifinalists 7-3 in Brockville two nights before, the Raiders convincingly knocked off the Braves 4-1 at the Nepean Sportsplex on Nov. 21. In what was a complete reversal from the previous CHL matchup where the Brockville scored two goals in the game’s first 2:15, it was the Raiders who came out strong at home. Nepean led the game 2-0 after the first period thanks to goals by Kenneth Neil and Craig Cowie and remained it control the rest of the way. “It’s always good when you beat one of the top teams,� Raiders head coach and general manager Peter Goulet said. “They’re a hard working team. If you don’t show up, they’ll beat you... In one of their most complete games of the season, the Raiders used a simple formula to knock off the Braves. The home side was relentless on the puck, wearing down the Braves’ defence on the forecheck with hard hits along the boards. They crashed the net on every opportunity they could, which directly accounted for rebound goals by Cowie, Marc-Olivier Guertin, and Devin Stuermer – who scored his first as a Raider – on Braves goaltender Justin Gilbert.

Dan Altshuller once again stood tall in the Raiders’ net, making 37 of 38 possible saves. Braves defenceman Mike Baird spoiled Altshuller’s shut-out bid when he beat him with a rocket midway through the third. Once Baird scored, the Braves got a little life, and had the opportunity to make the game close in the final minutes with an extended five-on-three chance. But Altshuller stood tall and came up with a handful of timely saves. “It starts with Dan Altshuller in net,� Goulet said. “Dan did a great job rebounding (after the Nov. 19 game). Your goaltender has to be your best penalty killer and he was tonight.� Braves owner and head coach Todd Gill felt special teams were the difference in the game. “Our power play was awful tonight,� he said. “Our penalty kill looked awful because of the deflections on three shots. “They deserved what they got tonight.� Altshuller wasn’t the only player who contributed to Brockville 0-for-8 night on the power play. Grant Telfer, Scott Domenico, Cole Weedmark, and Cowie – who made a couple big blocks in the game’s latter stages – were all key players. “They pay a price,� Goulet said. “They’re black and blue right now, but they got the job done.� With the win, Nepean ended its week with a 2-1 record.

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Thanks to some strong play this season – particularly of late – Nepean Raiders goaltender Dan Altshuller has been selected to play for Team Ontario at the upcoming 2011 World Under-17 Challenge in Winnipeg. Altshuller is the only Junior A and CHL player to make the team, which was announced on Nov. 17. The rest of the squad is made up of players from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). “It was a big surprise for me, not playing in the OHL because most of the players are from there,” he said. “I was really happy to get the call and I’m really excited.” The team’s director of operations, Robert Kitamura, made final roster decisions for the team. As director of central scouting for the OHL, Kitamura had the opportunity to watch Altshuller play a lot last year when the goaltender was chosen in the third round of the draft, 45th overall by the Belleville Bulls. “Last year he was one of the top goalies in his age group in the province,” Kitamura said. “He’s performed as we expected and that’s one of the big reasons why he made the club.” Through 23 games with the Raiders as of Nov. 12, Altshuller is 10-6-6 with a 2.79 goals-against average and a .920 save per-

centage. He has also posted one shutout. The Grade 11 student at Ashbury College took over the No. 1 role in Nepean when veteran Michel Kowalew sustained a high-ankle sprain in a game against the Kanata Stallions on Oct. 17. He has taken the ball and run with it, looking more confident with each appearance. “It feels like it’s a steady progression,” Altshuller said of his play this season. “As the year goes along, I’m getting more experienced. The more games I play, I feel like as a team we’re getting better.” He added he’s been working diligently with Raiders goaltending coach Dean Dorsey with the focus on being more upright in the net. During the Winnipeg tournament – which runs from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 – the 16year-old will battle with Saginaw Spirit goalie and Mississauga native Jake Paterson for the No. 1 role. Altshuller said whether he’s the starter or the backup, he’s looking forward to the event and seeing many of the players from the team’s summer evaluation camp, held in Whitby, Ont. last July. In addition to roommate Matthew Finn, a defenceman with the Guelph Storm, Altshuller is familiar with Alex Gudbranson, former teammate with Ottawa Jr. 67’s last year. As well, thanks to his time at the Bulls’ training camp, he knows forward Brendan Gaunce and head coach Jake Grimes, who works as an assistant in Belleville.

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Chris McWebb, vice president and regional publisher for Metroland Media - Ottawa Region, and Ottawa Mayor-elect Jim Watson have the honour of cutting the ceremonial ribbon at the gala launch of Ottawa This Week at Star Motors of Ottawa Mercedes-Benz dealership on Nov. 18.

Above: Phil Brown, sales and leasing Consultant, left, and Kass Moussa, assistant used car manager, Star Motors of Ottawa. Top right: Patrick Su, program co-ordinator for the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre, left, Rose Timmerman-Gitzi, event producer for RTG Special Events and Paul Burton, Metroland Media national sales manager. Bottom right: Metroland Media staff and guests enjoy the evening’s festivities.

Politicians, business leaders and community representatives gathered on Thursday, Nov. 18 to celebrate the launch of Ottawa This Week. Mayor-elect Jim Watson was on hand not only to assist with the official ribbon cutting, but also to welcome the new community newspapers to the region. Metroland Media – Ottawa Region recently expanded with the launch of four community newspapers in the city’s urban core. This brings Metroland Media’s total to 15 community newspapers in the Ottawa Region delivered to 320,000 homes every Thursday. The new papers include the East, West, South and Central editions of Ottawa This Week, reaching a combined 100,000 homes. These four separate editions focus on diverse local communities like Westboro, Vanier, Glebe, and Riverside South.


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TMThe Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on new 2011 Accent 3Dr/2011 Elantra Touring/2011 Sonata/2011 Tucson models with a finance rate of 0%/0%.0%/0% for 84/72/36/36 month terms. Financing example: 2011 Elantra Touring L 5-speed for $16,530 at 0% per annum equals $229.58 per month for 72 months for a total obligation of $16,530. Cash price is $16,530. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,495, fees, levies, charges and all applicable taxes (excluding HST). Registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees are excluded. Offers available for a limited time and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. Prices for models shown: 2011 Accent GL 3Dr Sport is $19,580, 2011 Elantra Touring GLS Sport is $24,880, 2011 Sonata Limited is $30,700, 2011 Tucson Limited is $34,145. Delivery and Destination charges of $1,495/$1,495/$1,565/$1,760, fees, levies, charges and all applicable taxes (excluding HST) are included. Registration, insurance and license fees are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ^Fuel economy comparison based on combined fuel consumption rating for the 2011 Sonata GL 6-speed manual (7.35/100km) and 2010 Energuide combined fuel consumption ratings for the full size vehicle class. Fuel consumption for the Sonata GL 6-speed manual (HWY 5.7L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM) based on manufacturer testing. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Horsepower figures based on manufacturer’s testing information. 4-cylinder horsepower naturally aspirated numbers for competitive vehicles in the intermediate segment based on AIAMC classification. ‡Based on the August 2010 AIAMC report. The XM name and logos are registered trademarks of XM Satellite Radio Inc. Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Hyundai is under license. Fuel consumption for the 2011 Accent 3Dr (HWY 5.7L/100KM; City 7.2L/100KM)/2011 Elantra Touring (HWY 6.5L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM)/2011 Tucson (HWY 6.5L/100KM; City 9.1L/100KM) based on manufacturer testing. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. See your dealer for eligible vehicles and full details of the Graduate Rebate Program. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.


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• DEC. 4

Coro Vivo Ottawa presents Meditatus: Jazz pieces for choir at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday November 28 at 2:00 p.m. Orleans United Church: $20, children 14 and under free, available at Leading Note, CD Warehouse, Compact Music.

Walk through Bethlehem - Come and step back in time and experience the Christmas Story. Live actors, live animals and hot chocolate make it a family affair. Everyone is welcome. Fourth Avenue Baptist Church, Fourth Avenue at Bank Street; tours are 1 to 5 p.m. and admission is free.

• NOV. 27 Carleton Memorial United Church’s Annual Christmas bazaar; featuring: Christmas puddings, homemade baking, crafts, preserves, jewellery, and knitting. Shop and stay for a lunch of meat pies and homemade soup;10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 740 Melfa Cres. (two blocks south of Meadowlands along Prince of Wales).

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• DEC 3 AND 4

Ottawa Brahms Choir Christmas Concert at 4 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle, 2345 Alta Vista Drive. The Ottawa Brahms Choir, in its 30th Anniversary Season, presents ‘Christmas Favourites’ under the direction of Kurt Ala-Kantti, with the Polished Brass Quintet and accompanying pianist Ioulia Blinova;$18 in advance at Leading Note on Elgin; and German Delicatessen on Merivale Road; $20 at the door. For further contact: Leo Heistek 613 749-2391; www.OttawaBrahmsChoir.ca

The Capital Vox Jazz Choir and music director Elise Letourneau are proud to present “Tidings of Light & Joy.” Enjoy vocal texture including scat vocals, a cappella, and spoken word through a variety of works - with selections by Ysaye Barnwell, Bob Chilcott, Michel Legrand, Bobby McFerrin; a few jazz standards; new Canadian choral music; and more - all in harmony with the joys of the season. Ottawa spoken-word artist John Akpata will join the choir for this performance, as well as saxophonist Mike Tremblay, pianist Mark Ferguson, guitarist Tim Bedner, bassist Mark Alcorn, and drummer Marilee Townsend. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday Dec. 4 at All Saints’ Anglican Church Sandy Hill,

• DEC. 4 Christmas tea, cake sale, silent auction, jewellery and more; Parkwood Presbyterian Church; 10 Chesterton Dr., at Meadowlands Dr., 1-4 p.m.

Ottawa Artisans Guild presents a Christmas Show and sale Dec. 4-5 December, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, at St. Francis Xavier High School, 3740 Spratt Road at Limebank Road. Free admission and parking. Door Prizes. Tinned food and cash donations to the Ottawa Food Bank welcomed.

317 Chapel Street at Laurier. Tickets are $20 and can purchased in advance at Leading Note (Elgin), Herb & Spice (Wellington), and Alcorn Music Studios (903 Carling), or directly from choir members, with any remaining tickets available at the door. Please visit www.capitalvox.ca for more information.

• DEC. 4 TO 23 The Royal Ottawa Volunteer Association will be holding its annual Christmas tree sale beginning Saturday, December 4 through Thursday, December 23 or until the trees are all sold. The trees are Nova Scotia balsam fir, cut just before being shipped to Ottawa. All funds raised are used to provide activities and experiences that can enhance the quality of life of patients. The lot is located on the grounds of the Royal Ottawa Hospital, 1145 Carling Avenue and will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

and celebrate our 30th Anniversary season with two concerts: Christmas Favourites, November 28, 2010; Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms, Spring 2011. Accompanist is Ioulia Blinova. Rehearsals: Mondays 7 to 9 p.m.; at Southminster United Church at Aylmer/Bank. starting date September 13. For information: 613 749-2391. www.ottawabrahmschoir. ca

People Meeting People dances for singles 50+ are held at Carleton Heights Community Centre, 1665 Apeldoorn at 8 p.m. to midnight these dances are held the first three Saturdays of the month sometimes there are 4 dances. Come out and meet new friends with great music, door prizes and refreshiments. For further information please call 613825-7083 or 613-440-1732

• ONGOING

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

Sunday Brunch Group for singles 50+ has brunches in different restaurants every second Sunday at 11:30 a.m., for information on the restaurants and more information about the group please call 613-825-7083.

• DEC. 19 Music to Brighten the Spirit featuring The Manotick Brass Ensemble and Church Choir, Knox Church, Manotick, Saturday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.; tickets $10 at door or by phone 613-692-4228; Supporting Manotick Brass outreach to Cuba and Knox Church;

• UPCOMING Sing with the Ottawa Brahms Choir under the direction of Kurt Ala-Kantti. Members are being recruited for all voice parts to join us

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