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OSU Player Kris Twardek becomes 1st Ottawa Player to sign with Pro Club in England Kris Twardek has struck the biggest goal in his career yet. The Ottawa South United (OSU) striker is no stranger to filling the net locally, and now he’s set to try his luck in England as a member of Championship side Millwall FC’s youth academy based in London. “It’s like the start to a dream come true,” reflects the Grade 10 Arnprior District High School student, who was introduced to OSU from the West Carleton Soccer Club when he was nine, in order to get the best possible soccer training available in Ottawa “I’ve always wanted to play soccer in a professional environment and this was an opportunity to do it. I’m thrilled.” Twardek went for a “nerve-racking” one-week try-out with Millwall back in November. Building on his experience from previous trials with Everton FC, the OSU player of eight years, made an impression in a hurry, scoring “more than I’m used to when I go overseas” during game action with the club. Millwall, who recently reached the FA Cup semis against Wigan FC, told Twardek they were interested in him before he left, details were ironed out with Kris his family and OSU, over the winter, and he’s now set to officially spend the next two years in southeast London once he arrives in June. Twardek, who will stay in a billet home with another teammate, had a peek at what his training schedule will look like and immediately felt energized. “It’s basically soccer all the time. That’s all you can ask for, really,” smiles Twardek, who’s headed to one of London’s dozen-plus pro clubs. “The atmosphere for soccer there, you couldn’t even compare it, I would say, to the hockey here. It means everything, for everybody.” Club ‘proud’ of model player

EMC news - When Cheryl Ozen launched Business in Motions just over a year ago, she already knew a large part of her business would be giving back to the community. “My vision is to help small businesses be able to promote themselves at a reasonable rate while giving back to the community,” she said. Ozen runs trade shows, fundraisers and other community events that allow small businesses to take part as vendors, while donations or a portion of proceeds are given to a charity partnering with the event. For example, since a “Fun for Femmes” trade show on May 4 at the Greely Legion was geared to women, the event raised money for ovarian cancer research. Specialty pet shows have fundraised for animal rescue groups and an annual Christmas show supports the Osgoode food cupboard. Since her first official trade show last February, Ozen has raised $15,000 for charity. While she recognizes that it’s not a huge amount of money, it’s not insignificant, she said. “That’s $15,000 that wasn’t there before,” she said. “ There’s nothing more important than giving back.”


Greely resident Cheryl Ozen has spent the last year building Business in Motions while raising $15,000 for local and national charities. AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE

Before launching Business in Motions in February 2012, Ozen was herself a trade show vendor for Organo Gold coffee. She felt the financial strain of large trade shows, where the steep entry fee didn’t cover electricity hook-ups and other extras, and the competition was fierce.

She felt she could do a better job. Now she organizes regular trade shows in the Ottawa South area, usually at the Greely Legion, where she charges a set price for all the vendor’s needs and promises a small, non-competitive environment. For example, instead of taking on 12 jewelry vendors who all sell similar products, she will take on two or three jewelry businesses that offer a range of styles, she said. This way the businesses aren’t scrambling to break even, and the customer has a variety of products to consider. “The local businesses need to showcase themselves; that’s a huge part of their business,” she said. “Finally people know they can trust what I do, because if they’re not successful, I’m not successful.” And the community has supported her, too. Greely Foodland, Metcalfe Golf and Country Club and other local businesses have sponsored her events and partnered with her to help raise the profile of the local economy while also supporting nonprofit groups close to home. For her second year in business, Ozen hopes to double the money she raised for charities last year. To that end, she has added several trade shows in the fall and will work with local golf clubs and other businesses on several events this summer.

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OSU club head coach Paul Harris says it’s Twardek’s personality and mental edge that really makes him the full package, on top of tactical awareness, physique and the technical prowess that makes the standout dribbler an “exciting” player.

Twardek will become the first OSU product to sign with a pro academy overseas, on the heels of two other OSU Force Academy players recently joining Major League Soccer clubs in Toronto and Montreal. Harris, the former Everton FC youth academy coach, who also trained such players as Manchester City’s Jack Radwell and England’s U21 Ross Barkley, said that “We think that maybe we’ve got the players at a young age who now have this role model and will later be able to go on to this level.” Goodbye to ‘best friends’ The downside of joining Millwall, Twardek states, is that he’ll be leaving the club that’s provided him with so many opportunities, such as competing at the Gothia Cup in Sweden with OSU’s affiliate club from Dallas, winning the Robbie International Soccer Tournament and the Disney College Showcase with OSU, and finishing second in the Ontario Youth Soccer League this past summer. “It’s been a journey with OSU Force97’s team and OSU. It doesn’t really stop here, but I mean, I’m leaving,” Twardek sighs. “The whole team is like my best friends. We’ve had lots of success together and we’ve had bad times together too. The team and OSU is like a family and we’re all brothers. “But I want to make a career out of soccer and this is a good opportunity to make that happen.” 2

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EMC news - It’s a dogmeet-dog world out there. At least, it will be on Sunday, May 26 when dog owners are invited to take their four-legged friends to Andrew Haydon Park for Dollars for Dogs, a fundraiser in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Thanks to a bylaw waiver from the city of Ottawa, May 26 is the only day of the year that dogs are permitted at Andrew Haydon Park, located at 3169 Carling Ave. The Guide Dogs association headquartered in Manotick is taking full advantage of the exemption with a four-kilometre walk, dog social in the park, barbecue and door prizes. “People like taking their dogs to a dog park to meet other dogs and play with other dogs, and this is an opportunity to do that,” said Guide Dogs special events co-ordinator Steve Doucette. “There’s the walk, but there’s also the aspect of taking your dog for a nice day at the park.” Participants are encouraged to raise pledges before the walk, and any money

raised will help pair a guide or assistance dog to someone in need. This is the event’s 29th consecutive year, and Doucette said the association expects to raise about $30,000. “That is pretty much bang on where we’ve been for many years now,” he said. “With the economy a lot of events are slipping, so we thought it was a realistic goal to go for what we made last year.” Participants can register on-site beginning at 9:30 a.m. on May 26. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Entry forms are available by phoning 613-692-7777 or emailing events@guidedogs. ca. You can also register online at Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Since that time, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided professionally trained guide dogs to more than 700 Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. In 2010, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind launched an Assistance Dogs Division,

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EMC news - A local singersongwriter is turning his pain into gain for mental health awareness. Greely resident Larry Pegg lost his daughter to suicide in 2007, and has been using his music as therapy ever since. But now he hopes that music can help others get better too, as he releases five songs off his upcoming album in support of national Mental Health Week. All proceeds from downloads between May 6 and 12 will go to charities supporting mental health awareness, likely Do It For Daron run by the Royal Ottawa hospital. Pegg’s 12-song album Before and Afterlife: The Theory of Positivity is set to be released on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, and he said more than 50 per cent of all proceeds will be directed toward mental health research and awareness programs. In the meantime, five songs from that album will be available on his website www., or iTunes, and he’s asking radio


Greely musician Larry Pegg is releasing five songs off his album Before and Afterlife: The Theory of Positivity to raise funds and awareness for mental health issues. stations to play them across the country as well. One hundred per cent of all proceeds will be directed to mental health programs. “I want to reach out around the world because this is a

global issue,” said Pegg. The songs available for download include “The one you love,” “Looking for the one,” “Afterlife,” “Ogdensburg” and “Weight.” Pegg said “Weight” is at the

Hunks hammer out $13,500 for cancer research at fundraiser

EMC news - Things were heating up at the annual Hunks with Hammers event on April 13, as local hunks helped raise $13,500 for can-

cer research. That takes the event’s sixyear total over $90,000, said organizer Patti-Anne Scrivens. “It was more than we expected,” she said. “The first year we raised the most, but

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Foundation offers a night of wining, dining, shopping and dancing. The best part, of course, is being served by some of the best looking hunks in Ottawa - mainly sourced from Fire Station 91 in Metcalfe and volunteer firefighters from Greely, Manotick, Metcalfe and Osgoode. Scrivens began organizing the event in 2007 when Metcalfe resident and tradesman Peter Wichers was diagnosed with terminal cancer

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heart of the album, as it was written as a direct result of his participation in a conference with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention last October. “I wrote that song after at-


The song “Weight” includes a line urging people with suicidal thoughts to “please wait.” Pegg wants to turn those two words into a global campaign to raise awareness about suicide and mental health, because the phrase shows up constantly in our daily lives. “Every electronic device in the world has those two words on it repeated millions of times a day. When you’re processing your credit card at the grocery store, you look down and it says ‘please wait,’” he said. With a little campaigning, those words could help save people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, he said.“It’s what every parent wants to tell their children, every friend wants to tell their friend. Everyone who cares wants to say those two words,” Pegg explained. “So when we see those two words as we load our software or go to our email ... I’m hoping they’ll take on new meaning.” The songs can be heard and downloaded at www.lpgroove. ca between May 6 and 12.

her father died, and told the crowd that she wishes her father could see her grow up and hit milestones like graduating university and meeting her future husband. “That is not possible in person, but I know he is here now and will be on all of those occasions, and always, in spirit,” she said. “Fundraisers like this one help raise much-needed money to help patients like my Dad as they go through treatment and to help find a cure for his and all types of cancer.” Auction items up for grabs this year included dinner with Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre, a new garage door, and concert tickets for Justin Bieber, Fleetwood Mac, New Kids on the Block and the Eagles. Door prizes included $1,000 worth of groceries and $500 to Loews.


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Shiny, plastic bills unveiled New notes to be more secure: Bank of Canada EMC news - Canada’s latest new bank notes became out of this world when Commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield helped unveil the new bills. The new polymer $5 and $10 bills were revealed at the Bank of Canada on April 30. Images on the bills include the Canadarm2 and Dextre-robotics innovations used to build and maintain the Space Station on the $5 bill and an image of the Canadian train traveling around the Rocky Mountains

on the $10 bill. Orbiting more than 350 kilometres above the Earth Hadfield showed off the new $5 bill. “I try to inspire young Canadians to aim high. This new $5 bill should do the same,� Hadfield said. “By giving prominence to Canadian achievements in space, this bank note reminds us that not even the sky is the limit.� The front of the $5 features a portrait of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911. Sir John A. Macdonald, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1867-1873, and an image

of Macdonald from the time of the railway completion, is on the front of the note. This is the final two notes in the new polymer series, with the $20, $50 and $100 unveiled previously. Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty, Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney and Paul G. Smith, Chairman of the Board at VIA Rail Canada joined Hadfield for the official unveiling. “Canadians can be very proud of their new polymer bank notes,� Flaherty said. “With today’s unveiling of the final two notes in the series,

one can see not only the unique story that each of the five denominations tells, but the unifying theme that underlies them all - the profound courage, determination, and ingenuity of our nation and its people.� The Bank of Canada said the new notes feature a combination of transparency and holography, and is the most secure bank note series ever issued by the bank. The polymer series is also said to be more economical, with the notes able to last at least two and half times longer than the former cotton-based paper bank notes.



The Bank of Canada unveils its new polymer $5 and $10 bills on April 30. The bank said the new notes have leading-edge security features to reduce the amount of counterfeiting.





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aseball continues to flounder at Ottawa Stadium. Pity the poor fan awaiting the opening pitch of a new season. The sun is shining, the fans are ready, but there’s no team on the field. The stop-start process of trying to snag a AAclass team for Ottawa Stadium has been frustrating. City staff once proposed condominiums for the parking lot, but that was shot down because fans might need somewhere to park once a AA team gets here. In negotiations to bring a high level of baseball back to Ottawa, teams have thrown the city a few curveballs. So far the Ottawa has whiffed. The Fat Cats of the Intercounty Baseball League were kicked out of the stadium because the city wanted to renovate prior to the arrival of AA ball. Now that AA is guaranteed to miss the 2013 season, the eviction has proved unnecessary. People went to see the Fat Cats. They were family oriented, with low ticket prices and the highest attendance numbers in the league. Forcing the team out prior to a AA deal being finalized now seems like the wrong move. We’re left with a wonderful site and no team. The earliest we will see a AA team – or any pro

baseball at all – will be the 2014 season. It means a whole summer will go by with an empty park. Surely the city would have enough advance notice of the pending arrival of a AA team to get the place fixed up. The negotiations to get a new team to Ottawa have been a mystery. It’s understandable that there will be a period of secrecy during active negotiations to bring a new team here, but there must be some clue if an upcoming season is going to happen or not. With no pro team this summer – and no renovations planned in the short term – the gates of Ottawa Stadium should be thrown open for the community to enjoy. Former Fat Cats general manager Duncan MacDonald has proposed the park could host family events, men’s leagues and Little League baseball this summer. He’s willing to co-ordinate the process, providing turn-key service to the city. It’s a proposal worth considering but the city has said no. The stadium is paid for with residents’ tax dollars; who better to round the bases than the city’s own ball players? There’s only one answer to MacDonald’s proposal: play ball!


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f it’s your birthday and you make the proper phone calls, you and some friends can ride in the pace car at Rideau Carleton Raceway. It’s pretty good to be one of those friends. The car, a big Cadillac limousine with a wide metal gate attached to the rear, drives along ahead of the horses. A man in back controls the gate and, in the initial stages, also controls the accelerator. When he accelerates and swings back the gate, the driver in front takes over, the race begins and you in the birthday group, facing sideways, get to watch the race up close, hearing the sounds and feeling the speed – even if you see a bit more than you might want to of the drivers’ encouragement of the horses. You get let off beside the winner’s circle where the happy owner waits. Then you walk back into the building and up to the restaurant area where people enjoy the buffet and place bets at their table. If you play your cards right, to mix a metaphor, you can have a nice meal and only lose a few dollars on the horses. You can tell, as you wander over for a second dessert, that most of the people are enjoying themselves. They holler encourage-

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town ment to the horses, whose progress is also visible on TV screens around the room, and in between races chat cheerfully with their table mates. To enter the restaurant from the parking lot you first have to walk through the slots area. It is brightly lit with lights flashing on the machines which produce a bonging noise that, put together, sounds like music. As an aside, the intriguing thing is that the machines are all in tune. Somebody must have to make sure the slot machines are not flat or sharp – another modern-day occupation. But we digress. Aside from the bonging and flashing, the most noteworthy characteristic of the casino is that no one is smiling or laughing in it. I have walked through Published weekly by:

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this room many times on the way into the track and I have never seen anyone laughing or smiling. I see people sitting or standing solemnly in front of their chosen machines, methodically feeding money into them and waiting gloomily for money to come out. From there, walking into the restaurant and the sight of the race track is like walking into the light. The paradoxical thing about this is it’s still gambling, whether you’re betting on a horse or a machine. But it feels different. To bet on a horse, you may scan the racing form and other available information for clues – what did the horse do in the last race, did it start strongly and fade or did it move up in the late stages of the race; who are its owners, its driver; what are the odds, who are the handicappers picking? Or you might just decide you like the horse’s name. Two dollars on Stanley Cup to win. Somehow going through the process makes you feel like you have a stake in the outcome, and if you win, it is a testament to your skill. If you lose, well it’s only $2. This helps keep you smiling, while you return once again to the dessert table. On you way out, after emerging from the

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EMC news – Eight-year old Giorgio Manasseri loves blowing bubbles, and dreams of one day being able to see bubble ball-like cars. The Bernard-Grandmaître Catholic elementary student from Riverside South won the Toyota Canada annual art competition, developed to inspire creativity. The contest challenged the youth by asking them, “What should a car be?” It encouraged children to explore their imagination and creativity in designing their “dream car.” “I like blowing bubbles so that is why I decided to paint that,” said Giorgio. “I want a bubble ball car for everyone. It will travel on waterslides in the air through sand and snow and dive in the ocean. My bubble ball car would use sun and moon energy, so we can have fun in it anytime while discovering new and different places on earth or in space.” This was the first year Canadians were eligible to participate in this annual contest. Giorgio’s artwork will repre-

sent Canada at the world finals of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest to compete with semifinalists from 70 other countries. The winners will be provided with an opportunity to participate in an awards ceremony held in Japan, late August. As a Pokemon fan, Giorgio is hopeful he can win and get a chance to visit the Pokemon centre in Tokyo. “I really wish to visit Japan,” he said. The nine Canadian finalists will each receive a seven-inch 8 gigabyte tablet device, and their entries will advance to the world contest winners of the World Contest Giorgio’s mother Corina, who is also an artist, said his son has a natural ability to observe and draw subjects with a lot of detail. “I wish I could say I taught him everything, but he is so much better than I was at his age,” she said. Contest entries were judged on originality, creativity and relevance to the “dream car” theme. The judging panel included, Sheri Radford, author of the popular Penelope series,

Christine Tripp, illustrator of more than 50 children’s books and Sandy Di Felice, Toyota Canada’s director of external affairs. “The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest entries made it clear to me that, not only are there very talented young artists in Canada, they are also a caring and concerned generation,” Tripp said in a statement. “Many of the entries showed vehicles running on alternative energy, were nonpolluting and actually function to deliver things, such as food, love and peace to the world.” Seiji Ichii, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Canada said he was impressed by the bold ideas and innovative artwork designed by Canada’s youth. “This was the first year Canadians were eligible to participate in this annual contest, and we are proud of the creative entries that will represent Canada at this global Giorgio Manasseri shows his artwork that won the Toyota competition,” Ichii said. tion, developed to inspire creativity. “This contest has demonHe has so far won the strated that with a little imag- generation of the automotive ination and big dreams, cre- industry.” For Giorgio, this Royal Canadian Legion’s coloured art memorial contest ativity can inspire the future year has been a good one.


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shops in order to make a day’s worth of meals come in at less than $1.75. For lunch, they prepared meat dumplings, made with eight wonton wrappers (eight cents), a third of an Italian sausage (28 cents) and half a tomato (19 cents). Participants intensely debated the meat or vegetable wontons because of the vegetable and cheese in the latter, there were seven wontons instead of eight; a big difference for the hungry bellies. With the $25,000 fundraising goal already reached, the Canadian participants said they would push to raise even more money before they complete the challenge.

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EMC news - Rice, rice and more rice. That’s what’s on the menu for Live Below the Line participants, all of whom are living on $1.75 a day for five days. From April 29 to May 2, 25 Ottawa volunteers took part in a challenge to compare their lives to the 1.4 billion people across the world living in extreme poverty. Those people don’t just need to pay for their food, but housing, transportation, clothing and everything else with $1.75 or less each day. “Hungry,” is the only word Meaghan Derynck needed to describe the challenge. She said the hardest part of the project has been giving up coffee and all snacks – which she forgot to budget for when spending her $8.75 for the week. The project raises money for Cuso International, Results Canada, Raising the Village and Spread the Net. The 25 Ottawa participants join about 100 others across Canada who are collecting pledges as they complete the challenge. Ariane Cartwright, a Results Canada employee, said a typical day for her meal plan included oatmeal with a third of a shredded apple for breakfast, plain rice with chick peas and split peas for lunch, and frozen mixed vegetables with potato for lunch. “We reached our (fundraising) goal of $25,000, but yeah – we’re hungry,” Cartwright said. “Not belly-aching hungry, but hungry. You don’t have the steam to really make it to 5:30 at work.” She estimated with food, drink and meals out, the average Canadian spends about $75 to $100 a week. The participating Results Canada employees teamed up to shop at a bargain grocery store, splitting up $35 of food between six of them. The shopping list included economy sized frozen

vegetables, rice, and oatmeal. Orléans resident Kate Alexander said it’s been a struggle preparing food for her children and then eating her own smaller portion. She said her serving is comparable to many developing areas where the wealthy may have an excess of food, but their poor neighbours much less. “There’s enough food to go around, but not everyone gets it,” she said. On May 1, participants and guests were invited to a lunch at The Hub in downtown Ottawa where Lunch restaurant owner Tim Van Dyke came prepared with 55-cent meals. Van Dyke said staff had to shop around at bargain grocery stores and Chinatown


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MC lifestyle - My sister Audrey said she was tired of the same old routine day in and day out. Since I was so very young when she made this comment, I had no idea what routine was. So I asked Audrey to print the word in my scribbler, and say what the word meant. Even at that early age I was very interested in words, and kept a record in a fat scribbler whenever I heard one I hadn’t heard before. My scribbler was getting quite thick, and even though I went over it often, I would forget what a word meant, and Audrey would have to explain it to me all over again. Which didn’t please her in the least! Well, Audrey could say what she liked about routine and how bored she was with it. But I liked how our lives on the farm were so orderly, and as far as I was concerned, I wanted nothing to change. Every Monday morning, our beds didn’t have to be made up, because that was the day, the sheets were stripped, and Mother did the washing. It didn’t matter if the snow was coming down in buckets, or it was raining so hard you could barely see the barns, Monday was wash day. And I knew that on Monday night there would be fresh sheets on our beds, taken right off the clothes line and smelling of Spring and the outdoors.

Celebrating Children and Youth in Care On May 14th, 2013 join the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) in supporting Children and Youth in Care Day. This month, we are celebrating the strength and resilience of the approximately 700 children and youth in care. CASO becomes involved with families in the community when there may be a concern that a child or youth is at risk of abuse or neglect. Some of them are removed from their homes for a short period of time until circumstances are improved, some remain in care on an extended basis, and still others are adopted into new families. While their life paths are different than those of their peers, they face many of the same hurdles and challenges, and share the same hopes and dreams. We recognize the bravery and resilience shown by these children and youth in the face of adversity. The strength they have developed is admirable.

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories And every Tuesday, when we came from school, we could smell in the kitchen, the scent of newly ironed clothes. Shirts would be draped over chairs, tea towels stacked neatly in a pile on the kitchen table ready to be put in the drawer in the back-to-the-wall cupboard. Even our pinny aprons would be ironed and hanging on the hook by the stove. Without fail, Tuesday was the day the ironing was done. And our mealtimes never varied. Breakfast was the very same every morning. Big bowls of porridge, fried potatoes and back bacon, and thick slices of homemade bread slathered with butter and jam. Dinner was always at noon hour. There was no such thing as lunch in the middle of the day. The routine of mid-day dinner never varied. Father expected, and got, meat and potatoes, one or two different vegetables, and an ample piece of homemade pie. After all, his work had begun at dawn, and even though his breakfast was ample, by noon hour it had worn off, and he was more than ready for what he called ‘a decent meal’.

The routine continued at supper...always there was meat and potatoes but dessert would be preserves. And we never went to bed without something to tide us over to morning. I couldn’t imagine this routine being broken. This was all part of our life on the farm. Friday night was always the time to get ready for peddling Mother’s wares in Renfrew the next day. Audrey and I would gather the eggs from the hen house, and Audrey would wash them in warm soapy water, and I would dry them with a clean flour bag tea towel. Mother would weigh them into their sizes on the egg scale... small, medium and large, and we would carefully pack them into 11-quart baskets. Mother’s sticky buns would be wrapped in wax paper, freshly plucked chickens singed, and laid out on the bake table on a clean white sheet, ready to be packed in the Model T in the morning. And every Saturday without fail, Mother headed into Renfrew to go door-to-door with what we had prepared the night before. Perhaps this was why Audrey complained so much about

the routine. Because she was usually left at home to clean the house, whereas I was allowed to go with Mother. When we got back to the farm, it was my job to churn the butter in the middle of the kitchen. Wrapped in a long white pinny, sitting on a straight-back chair, I plunged the round wood disc into the fresh cream, waiting for the change in the sound coming from deep in the churn, when I would know that my labour had paid off, and soon there would be butter. Saturday was butter day, and that never varied. And Saturday was bake day. Bread would be ready for the oven by the time we got back from Renfrew, pie crusts would be filled, and always a slab cake would be at the ready just in case neighbours dropped in for a game of euchre that night. Every night, without fail, we had our prayers. They were said on our knees around Mother who sat in the rocking chair in the corning of the big upstairs hall, which my sister Audrey and I called our bedroom. And our prayers never varied. Sometimes we prayed so long, I would doze off with my head on Mother’s knee. And another day would be done. Another day, just like the one before it. Marked with its special chores for that day of the week. And Audrey would lament again about the boredom of it all.

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Alive and striving A group of Orléans friends prepare to run the five-kilometre race as part of the Alive to Strive fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation on April 28. Gary MacKenzie, left, was diagnosed with cancer of the kidney 10 years ago and had to have it removed. He said he wants to support the Kidney Foundation’s work, and brought his wife Suzanne ChartrandMacKenzie, front right, with him for the run. John Joanisse, far right, is also affected by kidney disease as the attending physician to the Residence Saint-Louis nursing home in Orleans, where six new dialysis beds are going to be installed so residents can undergo their treatments without leaving home. Joanisse ran the 10 km race.

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Asparagus and goat cheese bruschetta is quick and delicious EMC lifestyle - The topping for this appetizer can be made ahead, but assemble the bruschetta just before serving.  The topping is also delicious tossed in a green salad.

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Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Makes 24 appetizers Ingredients

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Wildlife strategy in need of some common sense Laura Mueller

EMC news - The city wants residents’ feedback on its proposal for dealing with wildlife conflicts within city limits, but West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry thinks the issues just require common sense. The city has been picking away at a wildlife strategy since early 2010, when council ordered a review following a series of issues with coyotes. Since then, a number of moose have had to be destroyed and urban sprawl has introduced suburban homes to areas that have habitats for animals like wild turkeys. The strategy proposing a “balanced and humane approach” will be considered by the city’s agriculture and rural affairs committee at a yetto-be-determined date. The biggest thing missing from EMMA JACKSON/METROLAND the discussion about managing wildlife in Ottawa is the responsibility residents must take in living Grade 4 students at St. Leonard Catholic School in Manotick celebrate spring with their most colourful hats alongside wildlife if they choose to reside in a rural or semi-rural area, on April 30. Teacher Jill White, left, and head caretaker David Heneberry, middle, joined in the fun. El-Chantiry said. “You’re dwelling in an area that wildlife used to call their home. They still think it’s their home,” he said. Indeed, the city’s draft wildlife strategy emphasizes that many human-wildlife conflicts can be prevented or solved by better understanding the dynamic. “Many conflicts result from carelessness or lack of knowledge of private citizens and public officials regarding the needs and behaviours of wildlife, especially urban wildlife. Property owners may inadvertently create the conditions that attract wildlife and put them at risk,” the proposed strategy reads. The West Carleton councillor said he gets frustrated when he hears stories about residents offering piles of feed in their yard to attract deer. Not only does that encourage animals to roam around inhabited areas and potentially cause danger, it makes them reliant on humans and unable to survive on their own. Most problems can be prevented by avoiding those types of activity, El-Chantiry said. “We don’t need to have a stratth

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egy,” he said. “But I am willing to learn if someone can come up with a bright idea. Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson, who heads the agricultural and rural affairs committee and has served as the polticial leadership on the issue, did not return repeated phone calls. The Ontario Wildlife Coalition slammed Thompson in a press release on May 1. “In case anyone was under the illusion that the City of Ottawa was going to mirror other modern cities and adopt a progressive approach to wildlife, that illusion came crashing down when Mayor Watson handed the strategy to Coun. Doug Thompson”, stated coalition member Anita Utas, a resident of Stittsville. Utas cites Thompson’s support of a coyote cull as a sign that Thompson’s leadership in the issue means the city is not willing to seek out “modern” and non-lethal approaches to dealing with wildlife. “If Coun. Thompson’s lethal approach to human/wildlife conflicts is any measure, then we are going to see an escalation of wild animals being killed in Ottawa,” coalition and Animal Alliance of Canada spokeswoman Liz White stated in the press release. The city’s role is quite limited when it comes to dealing with conflicts between people and animals. Most of that responsibility is supposed to lay with the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources. But that department has been neutered over time by incremental budget cuts, El-Chantiry said – leaving the city to pick up the slack. “In the absence of the MNR doing their job, we are trying to be nice (and) pick up the slack,” he said. At this point, police officers are responding to calls more often than ministry staff, which is why there might be a need for a city wildlife strategy, El-Chantiry said. Another issue to consider is that Ottawa is a “hot spot” for species at risk, according to the draft strategy, with as many as 52 species at risk known or suspected to make their habitat here. Twenty nine of those species are protected as threatened or endangered species under the provincial Endangered Species Act.

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson enjoy a few laughs with some of the Shroomfest organizers at the Metcalfe fairgrounds on April 25. From left are Doug Anderson, Coun. Doug Thompson, Doug Hicks, Cory Reaney, Watson, Kevin Cavan and Brian Johnston. The Thursday evening feast of pulled pork and beef took place on the opening night of the NHL playoffs featuring the Montreal Canadians and the Ottawa Senators. Organizers had AJ’s Catering put together more than 200 kilograms of potatoes, 150 kilograms of mushrooms and as organizor Al Graham said, ‘All the beef and pulled pork 600 men can eat.’ Shroomfest donates the proceeds from its event to local groups in the Osgoode Ward. Any community groups that would like to apply for a portion of the proceeds from Shroomfest can call Graham at 613-821-7449 or email Brian Johnston at


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HAPPY 50th Wedding Anniversary D’Arcy & Erna!

We are looking for key people to expand our Financial Services business in this area. Experience not necessary, We will train. For an interview call 613-762-9519.


Over these many years together they have camped, hiked & canoed with family and friends. They keep active, in the city, with curling, golfing, “Mario services”, cooking scrumptious meals for friends & family, gardening & looking after their grandchildren. They are best known as “Grandma & Grumps” to the 7 grandchildren (Justin, Kayla, Katherine, Liam, Connor, Quinn & Kathleen) from their 4 sons Martin, Thomas, Kevin & Brendan. They also have 2 grand-dogs (Daisy & Toby). While they enjoy retirement & time to travel the world, D’Arcy can be found relaxing with the newspaper or his iPad accompanied with a glass of wine in hand. Erna does enjoy wine too, but she is equally content to sit with her husband of 50 yrs. with her cup of tea as she knits or plays Suduko. Congratulations for the many miles behind you and the many more yet to come!

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The Hudson Collection Mammoth Auction 20 +/- Vintage Ford/MF Tractors. Ford Tractor Parts. Machinery. Massive Toy Collection. Firearms. Antique Collectibles. 100 +/- Antique Tools. Manuals & Local Literature. For Burt & Kathryn Hudson on Sat., May 11/13 @ 8 am. at #219 Cty Rd 5 South, Athens, On. KOE 1BO

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WANTED TO RENT Looking for home to rent preferably attached garage in very quiet rural area, in Brockville, Ottawa or Long Sault. House condition not a priority. 613-345-2930.


Auctioneers: Jim & Trevor Hands (613) 267-6027 HELP WANTED


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Pet Friendly Cottage Christie Lake, sleeps 11, lots of privacy. Contact for pictures. Summer at the Lake/Spring Fishing. From $300/week, free kids program. Let us host fishing derby for $1,295, 50+ people www. 613-267-3470.

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Cleaning woman available, weekly or bi-weekly. 15 years experience, references available. Kathy 613-302-1699.




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Protestant Worship with Sunday School 09:30 Roman Catholic Mass with Children’s Liturgy 11:15

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at l’Êglise Ste-Anne Welcomes you to the traditional Latin Mass Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m. Low Mass 10:30 a.m. High Mass (with Gregorian chant) 6:30 p.m. Low Mass For the Mass times please see 528 Old St. Patrick St. Ottawa ON K1N 5L5 (613) 565.9656

St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church

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Connected to your community

Vélo fest partners with kidney foundation Michelle Nash

EMC news - A new partnership with a sporting event aims to raise much needed awareness and funds for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Capital Vélo Fest bike festival will hit the streets on June 1-2 and this year the Kidney Foundation of Canada has partnered with the festival. Bruce Hill, senior develop-

ment manager for the Eastern Ontario chapter said the foundation felt like a natural partnership. “We teach those who use our resources about healthy lifestyles, good nutrition, which is really important for people going through kidney failure or dialysis,” Hill said. “Partnering with Capital Vélo Fest for us is about sending a message about living this healthy lifestyle.”

Hill said the event is meant to help out families and kidney patients in the Ottawa region. Bettina Iraci’s 12 year-old son Dawson have been named ambassadors for the event. When Dawson was born had underdeveloped kidneys and since birth has undergone many surgeries, a transplant when he was four and now kidney failure. “Exercise is important for anyone to maintain a healthy

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Meet Prince, a 9-year-old, neutered male, black Labrador Retriever Mix who does not act his age! Prince was brought to the OHS as a stray on February 14, and has been waiting for his Valentine to come adopt him since. Prince is a big, strong boy seeking a confident owner and will require an exercise partner to help him use up his energy on a daily

basis. He knows a lot of his commands and is a friendly and social boy that loves to flaunt and will seek petting from strangers. Prince has a preference for human companionship but may be suited to live with another respecting pooch who isn’t intimidated by his size. Ellie is a beautiful one-year-old, spayed female, tortie Domestic Long

Hair car, looking for an owner who would brush her regularly to keep her soft coat sleek. Ellie came to the OHS as a stray on December 15, 2012 and is now available for adoption! Ellie prefers to be in the company of older children and adults who can respect her desire to be in a quiet home. She is notorious for letting people know when she wants love and attention, and loves to curl up next to you on the couch to be petted. Ellie is looking to be the only feline love in your life. To learn more about King or Ozzy, or for more information on all of our animals, contact the Ottawa Humane Society at 613-725-3166 ext 258 or visit us at our new location, 245 West Hunt Club Rd.

lifestyle but for kidney patients, whether they are on dialysis, post-transplant or those that have been newly diagnosed with kidney disease it is very important as it promotes energy, makes for better sleep habits, and of course controls weight gain,” Iraci said. Iraci said both Dawson and herself are excited about the upcoming festival. “The Kidney Foundation is always promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle and what a better way to get that than cycling with the whole family,” she said. “This is also a great opportunity for the community to be exposed to what the Kidney Foundation is all about and the wonderful things they do to help ease the burden of kidney disease that affect so many people in our community.” Aside from promoting healthy living, the foundation provides support for people who are in kidney failure, going through dialysis or kidney recipients in other ways, including financial support and hosting activities and fundraising events. The bicycle festival is a two-day event which pro-


Bettina Iraci’s 12 year-old son Dawson is currently experiencing kidney failure and has relied on the Kidney Foundation of Canada for support. The foundation has partnered with Capital Vélo Fest bike festival to help raise money and awareness for the foundation. motes all things cycling in this city. With multiple events taking place over the weekend, the 2013 Capital Vélo Fest Tour La Nuit is a riding event along the Rideau Canal where participants can elect to raise funds for the foundation. Hill said the foundation is not stuck to a numbered amount.

“It’s not about how much we can raise, so much as that we want to raise money for the cause,” Hill said. Riders can sign up to help out the foundation by contacting Hill at 613-299-4801 or by visiting the foundation’s website at


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Leaving a dog in a car even for a few minutes on a hot day could be fatal. Each year the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) receives hundreds of calls about dogs left in vehicles on hot summer days. When the thermometer soars, a parked car can quickly become a furnace, endangering an animal’s life and making the owner liable to criminal charges. With only hot air to breathe, a dog’s normal cooling process – panting – doesn’t work. A dog can withstand internal body temperatures of 40°C for only a few minutes before brain damage or death can occur. Last year, we received 325 telephone reports of dogs in cars on hot days, 126 of which lead to warnings and advisories to individuals. The OHS Rescue and Investigation Services team removed 8 dogs from cars and we charged 9 individuals, resulting in 8 convictions.


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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail:

May 9:

Learn about Facebook at the Manotick Library. On May 9, a library staff member will discuss why Facebook is popular and go though the steps of creating and using an account. The emphasis will be on creating a profile and using it to find friends/family and share/record information. While this presentation is designed for beginner/ non-Facebook users, others might learn tips and tricks to improve their use of the site. Thursday, May 9th, 1:303:30. Registration required at or call the branch at 613-6923854.

May 10

The Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddlers Assoc invites you to its traditional old tyme fiddle and country music dance at the Alfred Taylor

Centre, 2300 Community Way, North Gower, Friday, 10 May 2013, 7:30-11:30pm. We welcome new members!! Tickets available at door for non-musicians @ $5.00 per person. For additional information call 613 258-2258.

May 10 - 11:

Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School’s Annual Spring giant garage sale Friday, May 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Metcalfe Fairgrounds in the Agricultural Hall. Toys, clothes, baby equipment and household goods. Call 8213196 or visit www.mcnskids. org for more information.

May 11:

Spring Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Scobie

Farm, 6274 Rideau Valley Dr. North (6 km south of Manotick). Large selection of quality perennials, annuals, tomato and pepper plants, herbs, shrubs, as well as yummy home baking. Proceeds to Trinity United Church, Kars. Training for new and experienced small group leaders on the following topics: transparency, belonging, caring, barriers to spiritual growth, roles of members, heart to serve, managing and expectations, Saturday, May 11, 9 am to 12 noon at Trinity Bible Church, 4101 Stagecoach Rd., Osgoode. Contact Keith at to register. There is no fee.

May 25:

Drive up, drop off, do good! The Manotick United Church will host an electronics recycling on Saturday, May

25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring your old TVs, computers, monitors and other electronics. The event is part of the Ontario Electronic Stewardship program.

May 26

The Knox Players of Knox Presbyterian Church, Manotick present a musical worship event, Rescue in the Night, Sunday, May 26th at 10 a.m. Please come join us as we hear the story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den. A freewill offering will be taken. For more information contact the church office at 613-6924228 or knoxmano@bellnet. ca.


Live and Learn Resource Centre and Metcalfe Home Day Care will once again offer drop-in playgroups every Friday for providers only.

Session takes place from April 5 to June 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. Please note there will be no playgroups May 20. If you are not a MHDC provider, there is a fee of $60. Registration takes place Tuesday April 2. Please call Leigh at 613-821-2899.

are not alone. While this is a peer-to-peer support group, from time to time other speakers will be brought in to share their insights. For further information call Myles Frosst at 613-897-1601, or e-mail getworkingcafe@

Get Working Café is a support group for the unemployed and underemployed in our community. Meet every Monday morning from 8 to 10 a.m. at St. James Anglican Church in Manotick. Together we support one another in our journey towards employment consistent with our talents. \ We help one another discover (or rediscover) our talents, share our skills, knowledge and experience, share leads and best job-search practices, reduce anxiety and strengthen one another’s sense that we

Come to the Osgoode legion for darts on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. Experience not required. The bar is open Tuesdays through Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. unless otherwise posted. The Gloucester South Seniors meet at 4550 Bank St., Leitrim for a full schedule of activities every week. Membership is $15 per year. The club is easily accessible by OCTranspo #144 and free parking. Call 613-821-0414 for info.


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Last week’s answers

27. Cheremiss 28. Schenectady County Airport 29. Laptop 31. Actress Farrow 32. NYSE for Murphy Oil Corp. 33. Talk noisily 35. New Testament 36. Tax collector 37. Mediation council 39. Not in use 41. Act as master of ceremonies 43. Skin lesions 44. Stiff bristle 45. Equally 46. Pool dressing room 49. Eyebath

51. Thick piece of something 52. Angry 55. 20th Hebrew letter 56. 3rd largest Colombian city 57. Gum arabics 59. A song of praise to God 60. Dispatcher CLUES DOWN 1. Word shortening 2. Tore down (var. sp.) 3. 22nd state (abbr.) 4. Tropical constrictor 5. Hostelry 6. Examine and expurgate 7. Small restaurants

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Aries, you may feel like you need to move faster to get ahead, but the opposite is true this week. Slow down and focus on the details and you will benefit. Taurus, though the first few days of the week may seem disastrous, hang in there and you will find things will turn around quite quickly.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

Gemini, sometimes you have to make some noise to be heard, which may seem out of character for you. If the cause is that important, you will do what is necessary.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

Cancer, you can’t get enough of a certain thing, but you may need to pace yourself. Otherwise your interest may start to wane. A surprise situation arises on Thursday.

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

Leo, there are things you need to say to a particular person in your life. But you do not know how to express your opinions in a way that’s easy to understand. Speak from the heart.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

You may be feeling a bit under the weather this week, Virgo. It’s likely due to you pushing your schedule to the limits. Schedule some recovery time for yourself.

34. China 38. Older Bridges brother 40. Plays 42. Term denoting psychic abilities 43. Oral polio vaccine developer 44. Any habitation at a high altitude 46. Hyperbolic cosecant 47. Russian mountain range 48. An aromatic salve 50. Venezuelan fashion designer initials 53. Highest card 54. 5th son of Jacob 58. Music storage device

8. E. Asian anis liquor 9. Infestation of head louse 10. New Yorker film critic Pauline 11. An orange-red crystalline dye 13. Indicates position 16. Root mean square (abbr.) 17. Electronic countercountermeasures 19. 12-31 greeting 22. Fastens 23. Himalayan wild goats 25. One who overacts 28. Facial gesture 30. Absence of aggression


CLUES ACROSS 1. Our 10 numerals 7. Horseshoe cleat 11. Ear shell 12. Soprano solo 13. Vestments 14. Heart’s singer Wilson 15. Set of type in one style 16. Withdraw from work 18. Ancient Hebrew coin 20. Megacycle 21. 26th British letter 22. Colonnaded Greek walks 24. Russian sourgrass soup 26. OK Corral’s Wyatt

Libra, you need to rely on someone this week for a big project, but you don’t know who to choose. Make a list of your best prospects, and then you can narrow it down from there. You can use a break from the daily grind, Scorpio. It might be time to plan a getaway. You may want to make this a solo trip so you can fully recharge.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

The truth can sometimes hurt a bit, Sagittarius. But a dose of honesty this week provides the reality check you have been needing. Make some changes.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Capricorn, an event this week gets you fired up and excited. It could be the news you have been waiting to hear from work or from a significant other.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, knowing when to keep quiet can be difficult, especially when you suspect something is off-kilter. This week you will be put to the test.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Pisces, the week may begin somewhat aimlessly, but things will all come together by the middle of the week.

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Grateful for CHEO’s Support Jonathan was diagnosed with epilepsy, a complex neurological condition. Although some people with epilepsy have mild symptoms, others like Jonathan have full-fledged convulsions that leave him unconscious. After the initial excitement that his seizures were under control thanks to medications commonly used to treat epilepsy, they returned with a vengeance. In fact during one such episode his parents had to call 911 to ensure their son would make it to CHEO as quickly as possible because he was struggling to breathe.

By Isabelle Mailloux Pulkinghorn

Jonathan Puerto was born healthy but a few weeks later began having seizures after he woke up from his naps. Worried, his parents Elizabeth Pineda and Jose Eduardo Puerto took him to their pediatrician who referred them to CHEO. Under the trusted care of Dr. Sharon Whiting, a pediatric neurologist, Jonathan underwent testing to identify the cause of the severe seizures he experienced on a daily basis, some of which left him unconscious and fighting to breathe. Tests revealed a lesion on the front left side of his brain, the result of a stroke he had likely suffered at birth. Then at six months of age, following additional testing to eliminate other conditions,

To make things worse, when Jonathan was six years old, he had a severe allergic reaction to the standard seizure drug that paramedics carry and went into anaphylactic shock.CHEO specialists were able to help him and to search for another medication to control his seizures.Dr. Whiting herself called paramedic services and officials at Ottawa Public Health to lobby for Jonathan. They were very receptive and now have a specific care plan specifically tailored to needs, and Jonathan now carries his new medication with him at all times to ensure paramedics can access it when he needs to be transported to CHEO. “That is the CHEO difference. Our son’s doctor took the time to not only identify the best medicine for him, but she made calls herself to various agencies to ensure they’d use this new medication to keep our son safe,” explains Elizabeth, who shudders as she recalls a particularly severe seizure that lasted 24 hours. “Without that care plan, Jonathan’s life would be at risk.”

Further tests revealed that Jonathan also suffers from cerebral palsy, and he’s since been diagnosed as having autism.Despite those additional challenges, Jonathan is thriving. He speaks three languages, and is in a special needs grade four class where he loves working on the computer, playing with trucks and being with his friends. One role he particularly enjoys is that of older brother to his 18 month old sibling David. Ultimately, the goal is for Jonathan to live his best life, seizure-free and safe. For now, there has been some progress: though he still has occasional seizures they only last 10 minutes or less, as opposed to hours at a time—and their frequency decreased from daily episodes to once every two weeks.If Jonathan’s seizures were to come back at a higher frequency, the next step would be brain surgery but his parents are hopeful that he can avoid that… at least for a while. “Jonathan is a good boy and he’s so handsome,” coos Elizabeth. “My husband and I are very proud of him because despite all his health issues he remains a positive little boy who is very loving and caring. Every morning he wakes up with a smile on his face. We are lucky to have him and his brother David.” Jonathan will be ten years old in June.With the help of his loving family, their friends and the expert CHEO staff, this young boy can trust that he is in good hands and that he will be well cared for with a treatment plan tailor-made to his needs.And this is something the Puerto family is truly grateful for.

Living with Cancer By Tracey Tong

A husband, father of two adult children and former senior civil servant, Andrew Griffith was healthy and active in his early fifties.

is about something bigger than the individual. “It’s also about how we all react and support one another during times of need,” he said.

Then in June 2009 Griffith’s life turned upside down. He was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma, an aggressive and incurable form of lymphoma.

His record of his cancer journey has now turned into a book – Living with Cancer: A Journey.

He immediately underwent treatment at The Ottawa Hospital, where, over the next three years, he went through a cycle of recovery, relapse and further treatment. He decided to chronicle his experiences, reactions and reflections on how he came to terms with his fate, and documented the numerous physical, emotional and relationship challenges he faced. His writings became a journey of self-discovery. During the writing process he realized that the disease

“This is a story of appreciation for the bigger and smaller things in life; of reflection, and on how not to take life for granted,” said Griffith, who included his thoughts on living, faith, support, creating meaning and working with others in the book. Since his illness, Andrew has contributed to MD Anderson’s Cancerwise, KevinMD and the Cancer Knowledge Network.

well as health professionals wishing to gain a better understanding of the patient experience. He will be donating 50 per cent of author proceeds to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Check out his blog, My Lymphoma Journey, at, and follow him on Twitter @LymphomaJourney.

He says his book is intended for anyone living with cancer and the people who love them, as

Living with Cancer: A Journey is available for $3.99 at Amazon, iBookstore, and Kobo. R0012078220-0509