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EMC news - Music, markets and merriment will fill the square this weekend as residents gather for Manotick’s annual Dickinson Days celebration. The Manotick Kiwanis is once again leading the two-day event, which starts Friday, May 31 with a parade and fireworks. The festivities continue all day Saturday in Dickinson Square. The Friday night parade down Main Street begins at 7 p.m. It starts and ends at the Manotick arena, where Junkyard Symphony will entertain for an hour before everyone gathers for a spectacular fireworks show. Kiwanis secretary Rick Coates said the fireworks are worth every penny – donated by the Manotick Mews owners – to put on the show. “We certainly get our money’s worth. We’ve got a good bang for our buck,” Coates said. Saturday’s schedule begins bright and early with a pancake breakfast in Dickinson Square from 7 to 11 a.m. The Manotick Farmer’s Market will open for its second season at 8 a.m. with vendors - most familiar but some new this year - selling local produce, meats and prepared food. A fishing derby begins at the dam at 9 a.m., and the craft market opens to the public at the same time. The annual talent show begins at 10 a.m. with the Ottawa Police Choir, Manotick Brass Ensemble, and a demonstration from the Pique Dance Studio. “The show on stage is mostly local talent,” Coates said. “At night there are local garage bands playing. Last year one of the bands that played was picked up ... and he’s now toured across Canada. It’s a stepping stone.”

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Alain Morier takes a spin with his son Martin at the Gloucester Fair on Wednesday, May 22, during Special Needs Day hosted by Hydro Ottawa. Morier joined Martin and his class from Ecole L’Odysee in Orléans, along with 50 other busloads of kids who had the fair to themselves. More photos on page 10 and 11.

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EMC news - For some Ottawa kids, spending the day at the Gloucester Fair isn’t just the highlight of their week, or even their month – it’s the best day of the year. “I had a kid tell me it’s better than Christmas,” said Bryce Conrad, president and CEO of Hydro Ottawa on May 22, during the company’s annual Special Needs Day at the fair. Each year, Hydro Ottawa sponsors the event which this year saw 50 bus-

loads of kids with special needs arrive at Rideau Carleton Raceway for a morning at the fair. “These are kids who would otherwise not get an opportunity to do this,” Conrad said. “(Going to the fair) is part of growing up; this is part of being a kid.” Hosting a private event for special needs classes allows ride operators to slow the rides down, assist kids in wheelchairs and provide support for caregivers that might otherwise balk at the challenge of attending the fair when it’s open to

the public, Conrad said. Classes from across the Ottawa region made the trip to the raceway in Ottawa south, despite an ominous stormy sky. But the threat of rain couldn’t dampen the excitement. Across the fairgrounds, smiling kids clapped their hands in anticipation and exhilaration. Others covered their ears to block out the raucous sounds of the fair, even while clamouring to get onto the next ride. After an hour on the midway, classes made their way to the Kids Korner for entertainment and a barbecue lunch.

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A mini-revolution is brewing in North America. The approach is called “Progressive Tennis.” It is imported from European countries such as France and Belgium where it was used to successfully develop players like Justine Henin-Hardenne and Olivier Rochus. Progressive Tennis uses a systematic progression of court sizes, balls, and racquets, to scale the game down to an appropriate level for 5-10 year olds. Modified racquets and balls are not new. The equipment has been around for a while, as has the “graduated length” concept. Coaches have used bits and pieces for years seeing the advantage from the perspective of success, fun and safety. The difference this time is that all these elements have been brought together in a much more systematic way than ever before. Tennis companies now carry the full line of half-court and ¾-court progressive equipment including graduated, balls, racquets, lay down lines and nets.

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The power of the progressive tennis system is that it allows players to play quickly and successfully. In Progressive Tennis, the philosophy is that tennis is a great and fun game to play and the quicker and more skillfully a player can play the more fun it is. Each stage not only has specific equipment to aid success, but particular skills to develop as well. It is recommended a Game-Based Approach be used. The coach’s job is to get them to play, and help them learn to play better. Simply put, “Progressive Tennis” is used as a developmental tool to allow young children to improve their overall tennis skills faster so they can transition to the regular court with more ease. The OTA, NCTA, City of Ottawa and all of our clubs are committed to helping you and your children play this great game. Sean Sweeney OTA Regional Chair said that: “All of us are committed to helping introduce over 25 000 new kids to the game of tennis by Dec 2013”. So, call or drop by one of our great clubs below and get started today. You too can crush Milos and his 242KM serve. Well maybe not but you can have a great time trying.

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The Sam Scott Memorial Pipe Band will play again at this year’s Dickinson Days festival in Manotick. file is being recognized on it,” Geoffrion said. “It will be on the main floor of the mill for the next 10 years.” Geoffrion said now that the roof is complete the mill is transitioning into “thankyou” mode with several events

planned to thank the community for its generosity. “The entire community has had such a huge impact on our fundraising,” she said. For a complete schedule of Dickinson Day events visit www.manotickvillage.com.

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• Progressive Tennis uses adjusted equipment for young participants and playing formats to match their level of play. This allows a much faster progression to truly enjoy the game. • Progressive Tennis focuses on the skill development to stimulate and maintain excitement and enjoyment. • Progressive Tennis is for ages 3 to 99+.

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• Tennis is rapidly growing and is becoming more popular every year. Over 600,000 new players have started playing tennis since 2010 in Canada. • In Ottawa there is 1 tennis court for every 4,300 people. The National average is 1 person every 10,000. • The biggest area of tennis growth is with children under 12.

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• The Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) is a non profit organization that promotes participation in tennis as part of a healthy lifestyle and encourages the pursuit of excellence for all players. • Their #1 goal is to attract more people to play and support tennis on a sustained basis. • For more information go to www.tennisontario.com

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Win a week of Camp! Register before June 10 By registering for summer camps before June 10, your registrations will automatically be part of a draw, where 50 lucky campers will win back their registered week of camp, with a value of up to $250. For details, visit ottawa.ca/summercamps Check out the summer adventures in your neighbourhood. Remember, the more you register, the more chances to win! Preschool Half-Day Camps: Summertime fun for the little ones! Games, crafts, songs and special themes will give your preschooler lots of adventures in their own neighbourhood. Our well trained leaders organize imaginative and interesting activities where learning and socialization are enhanced. Morning and afternoon programs at a location near you. Join us for active and creative programs full of fun!

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If finding summer activities close to home or work is your priority, we have camps around the city for organized games, sports, crafts and special events. Themes ignite the imagination and offer a different program each week. Neighbourhood camps, fun clubs and park activities will keep your child active and involved while making new friends. A great way to spend the summer in our city!

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Boost creativity, increase concentration and problem-solving skills, and experience artistic achievement. Many city facilities offer camps with an arts component. Choose among programs in visual arts (drawing, painting, and mixed media), digital arts (animation and moviemaking), performing arts (drama, music, dance) and creative writing.

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EMC news – Secured funding for one non-profit organization will help increase its goal of finding jobs for more people with disabilities in Ottawa. The Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN) announced it will receive a $142,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation on May 21. Partnered with the United Way Ottawa, EARN will use the funding to reach out to more employers and provide additional networking opportunities. Chairman of EARN’s steering committee and relationship manager, Brian Carriere said the organization has helped debunk myths surrounding the costs of accommodating people with disabilities, which in turn has helped place more people in meaningful jobs.

“Many employers are not aware of the resources available to help them to hire, accommodate and retain employees with disabilities,” Carriere said. Since EARN’s mandate of connecting the two, more than 85 people with disabilities have found jobs in Ottawa. This funding will help that number grow. The announcement was made at EARN’s partner, the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. Carriere was joined by fellow board members, politicians and United Way board members to speak about what the impact of this amount of funding will have on the small organization. “I’m pleased to see that these funds will support such important work here in Ottawa,” said Madeleine Meilleur, MPP for OttawaVanier. “I would like to thank

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United Way and the partners of EARN for working so hard to make a difference in the lives of people in our community. It is truly important work that is making our city a better place for everyone.” A United Way-led initiative, EARN launched in 2011 to help bring employers and service providers together to increase the opportunity to find employment for people with disabilities. The organization would do this by increasing coordination with service providers, engaging employers and using a system which matches people with employers depending on talent. According to numbers released by the United Way, only 43 per cent of people with disabilities in Ottawa participate in the labour market – compared with 70 per cent of the general population. United Way adds that one in six people with disabilities live below the poverty line, and that by connecting these individuals with EARN, the potential to escape poverty is possible. The funding will be distributed over the course of three years. Aside from the United Way and the University of Ottawa, EARN has over 30 partners who work with them, including Algonquin College, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, and the city. For more information about EARN please visit the United Way, Ottawa’s website at www.unitedwayottawa. ca/about-us/employment-accessibility-resource-networkearn.


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Map out your cycling and walking routes for Liveable Ottawa “Since answering the questions was not mandatory, it is not possible to know where residents stopped completing the survey,� city public engagement specialist Barbara Backland wrote in an email. “The survey was broken down into sections, so residents could have skipped around the survey and answered whatever was of interest to them.� The city also held a public open house in January that attracted 179 people, a development forum with 31 industry representatives and a community forum with 110 representatives in February. Those consultations will

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EMC news - Do you walk or cycle to get around Ottawa? The city wants to hear from you. Interactive surveys that let people draw their frequent routes are now online and will help guide how the city defines its active-transportation network for the next two decades. Two versions of the survey – one focused on walking and one on bicycling – are available at ottawa.ca/liveableottawa until June 7 as part of the Liveable Ottawa Official Plan and master plan updates. The surveys allow respondents to identify areas where sidewalks, pathways or cycling lanes are missing and needed. People can use the interactive maps to draw their frequent bicycle trips and to identify roads or intersections that are dangerous or uncomfortable for pedestrians or cyclists to navigate. The survey tool helps define what “type� of cyclist you are by asking how comfortable you are on roads, cycling

guide revised recommendations for updates to the city’s Official Plan that will be tabled at planning committee on June 25. A draft report outlining how pedestrian, cycling, transit and road projects are prioritized will be tabled at the transportation committee in July. Consultation on both the transportation master plan priorities and the Official Plan amendments will continue throughout the summer, with council consideration and voting scheduled to take place in October and November. The entire exercise should be wrapped up by mid-December.

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The city’s interactive online surveys for its pedestrian and cycling plans will be available until June 7. lanes and pathways. The pedestrian and cycling survey is the second phase of the city’s online engagement strategy for the Liveable Ottawa consultation. The first survey launched in January and ran until March. It focused on general questions such as what people like about their neighbourhood and why they chose to live there, how

they get around the city, infrastructure upgrades needed and issues related to intensification, such as the height of tall buildings. Just over half of the 8,068 participants completed all 34 of the questions in the first online survey, which councillors applauded as engaging the largest number of citizens of any city public consultation.

The area including the Glebe, Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East, Carleton University and Dow’s Lake had the highest participation, with 500 respondents from those neighbourhoods. OrlÊans was the second highest with 252 respondents, followed by Lowertown, Sandy Hill and the University of Ottawa with 248.

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EMC news – Walking into the first of Bob Mitchell’s several sprawling greenhouses, the sweet, earthy smell of ripening tomatoes takes over your senses. For a brief moment, it’s just you and the fruit. You’re filled with a sense of hominess, of nostalgia for your grandmother, or the proud memory of the first vegetable seed you ever nurtured into life. When you come back to reality, you start to look around, and you can hardly believe your eyes. Rows upon rows of leafy tomato plants climb toward the soft, filtered light coming in from above. The EMMA JACKSON/METROLAND greenhouse seems to stretch Bob Mitchell, owner and founder of SunTech Greenhouses south of Manotick, will open on forever. Little technology gets in his doors for tours on June 1 and 2. the way of nature’s beauty; the stems grow from plasticsheathed blocks of crushed coconut in raised troughs, and are clipped with strings to small rods above. Thick pipes wind along the floor, masked by green tangles of sagging vines. Every so often a bumblebee lazes by, off to pollinate anTo all our participants, sponsors and supporters who helped other plant or return to one of make the 2013 Spring cleanup a success, thank you for the hives placed sporadically your continued support! Your efforts keep Ottawa clean, throughout the greenhouse. Mitchell, the owner and green, graffiti and litter-free. founder of SunTech Greenhouses on Doyle Road south Watch for our Fall Cleaning the Capital early bird of Manotick, somehow fits registration starting on August 15! into the greenhouse ecosystem despite a brusque manner and a penchant for loud exclamaSponsors: tions. The life-long farmer, soon to turn 59, moved to a dairy

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While SunTech certainly doesn’t profess to be organic or pesticide free, it makes use of what nature has to offer.

A common greenhouse pest is the white fly, a tiny, snow white bug that can multiply into the billions. As they drink from the plants, they excrete everywhere, preventing the plants from getting sunlight. But instead of spraying plants with chemicals, Mitchell brings in 40,000 encarsia formosa, tiny parasitic wasps that lay their eggs in white fly eggs – essentially stopping the reproduction cycle. “You don’t pay them by the hour and they don’t miss,� Mitchell said. Bumblebees are another important part of the greenhouse ecosystem. Brought up from Windsor, Mitchell’s bees are relied on to pollinate the tomatoes. The number of bees loose in the greenhouse directly correlates to the number of open flowers, Mitchell said. There are usually two or three bee stings a year, he said, but as the chief bee handler he has managed to escape a sting for nearly 14 years. Of course, the whole point of a greenhouse is to get around Mother Nature’s whims, and SunTech employs a complex computer system to monitor the indoor and outdoor temperatures and adjust the roof vents accordingly. The average daily temperature inside is about 19 degrees, Mitchell said, and they can harvest about 10 months of the year. DOORS OPEN

Along with SunTech, several south Ottawa sites will be open for discovery on June 1 and 2. In Manotick, the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will offer tours, as will Watson’s Mill, Dickinson House and St. James Anglican Church. The Rideau Township archives in North Gower will also be open. In the Leitrim area the Gloucester Historical Society, Gloucester artifact centre and St. James Anglican Church at Bank and Leitrim are all within a stone’s throw from each other, making it an easy stop to hit three popular Doors Open sites at once. Further south, the Hindu Temple of Ottawa will also welcome members of the public. More than 120 buildings of historical, cultural or architectural significance are taking part in this year’s event. For a full list of open buildings visit www.ottawa.ca/doorsopen.


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EMC news - A Manotick man is one of five artists competing in the city’s public art contest to create a sculpture or art work for the yet-to-be constructed West District Library in Kanata. Jason Grant-Henley proposes to create a metal sculpture in two pieces called Shifting narratives and Collective memory,

a piece that includes a bench for visitors to the library. “They’re both animated,” said Grant-Henley. “It’s the idea of how the visitor to the library actually activates the works (books, and other material) that are in the library.” The city’s public art program put out a call for submissions last February after council approved the $10-million budget for construction of a 2,300-square-metre building

next to the Mlacak Centre. Construction is expected to finish in the summer of 2014. The city has budgeted $60,000 for an artist to create a permanent piece of art to adorn the outside of the library. A group of judges narrowed down the list of submission to five, which were on display for public comment at the Mlacak Centre on May 21. Judges were expected to make a final decision on May 24.

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he city recently wrapped up another successful Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, an event that attracts more than 40,000 participants, not to mention the hordes of onlookers who filled the streets of downtown on May 24 and 25. The statistics alone are staggering. Ottawa Race Weekend is the biggest multi-distance race event in Canada and is one of only two International Association of Athletics Federations sanctioned events in the country. Over the course of a weekend, approximately $28.7 million is pumped into the Ottawa-Gatineau economy -- not exactly chump change. Hotels book around 9,000 homes in the capital region. Race organizers are responsible for collecting 427,000 discarded drinking cups and handing out roughly 25,000 sponges to sweaty participants. It takes a volunteer work force of 2,000 people to help organize and run the races, including those who distribute water, run the information booth, and provide emergency services. Doctors, nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals volunteer their time, bringing enough equipment to set up a small hospital to service the event. When you think about it, over the course of the weekend Ottawa absorbs the population of several

small cities -- and those people require additional city services, such as police, fire services and doctors. Ottawa Race Weekend is a hallmark event that all the citizens can take pride in, a series of races with international repute, drawing some of the best athletes across the world. How fitting that the event was kicked off with a marathon torch relay run from the village of Marathon in West Carleton to city hall - a 42-kilometre trek that matches the length of a marathon run. The torch run was suggested by Greece’s ambassador to Canada, and the mayor of Marathon, Greece, travelled to Ottawa with two ceremonial torches for the relay run, giving the race weekend a little international polish. We can also take pride in the tremendous volunteer effort generated by the event. Every year, runners participating in race weekend have raised more than $1 million, money that supports 25 charities affiliated with Ottawa Race Weekend. Ottawa Race Weekend celebrates what is best in our city and its citizens. Pheidippides, a Greek soldier who inspired the concept of a marathon after he ran 40 kilometres in 490 BC to report the victory of Athens over Persia before falling over dead, said it best: “We have won.”

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Experts all thumbs when it comes to the keyboard

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omeone is always trying to invent a better mousetrap, they used to say. They don’t say it so much any more, now that I think of it. This could mean that the better mousetrap has already been invented, although I doubt it, to judge by the mice. The better mousetrap, if it is to be invented in this day and age, will probably involve lasers and the use of social media, because every new invention does. Perhaps a mouse could be lured to his doom by invitations on MouseBook, there to be confronted by a laser launched by a drone triggered by someone’s cellphone. Something you probably hadn’t thought about: the invitation on MouseBook would be sent by someone typing on his or her thumbs. Which brings us, not very neatly, to today’s topic. Every few years someone tries to reinvent the typewriter keyboard, which is what computer keyboards still have. The time has come again. This time it’s researchers at a university in Scotland who say, according to news article, that the traditional keyboard has a “suboptimal text entry interface.” This is mad scientist-speak for “you can’t type very well on it.” Except, of course, that you can. Millions, maybe billions, of people

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town over the years have used the traditional keyboard and found it quite optimal enough, once they figured it out. They way they figured it out was by practicing it, after learning which fingers go on which keys. There were typing classes in school. The keyboard we all use is known as the QWERTY system, after the arrangement of the top six letter keys for the left hand. QWERTY developed after it was discovered that the seemingly logical system of placing the keys in alphabetical order did not work well. If people typed too quickly the keys jammed up. Placing the most-used letters apart worked better. For years, mad scientists have been trying to improve on it, arguing, not without logic, that QWERTY is inefficient. But, of course, Published weekly by:

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to change some consonants into vowels for balance’s sake. In effect, the inventors of the new system, called KALQ, have done that, moving some consonants over to where the vowels are (and leaving the Y with the consonants, for some reason). The over-all effect, seen in views of the new keyboard, seems just as random as QWERTY but we are assured it is more efficient. The philosophical question so far remains unasked: Is it in the best interests of humanity to make it easier for people to type with their thumbs? Next thing you know, everyone will be throwing sidearm.

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the season, children will craft potted plants, fish, build rabbit refuges and even create special chipmunk tightropes. “They’ll go on them, you just have to entice them,” said education officer Cam Trueman. Campers will also make a tasty cook-out snack in the square. “Nature Camp aims to teach children that they don’t have to look past their front door to find nature,” Trueman said in a statement. “Through a nature

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walk throughout Dickinson Square and the Watson’s Mill grounds, children will see all of the nature that’s been hiding right under their noses.” Day camp programs are recommended for children ages six to 10. Camp begins at 9 a.m. and runs through to 4 p.m. Children will be provided snacks but are responsible for their own lunch. The program costs $25 per child, with a $5 discount for Watson Mill members. All proceeds support Watson’s Mill

programming. To register or for more information, phone Trueman at 613-692-6455 or email watsonsmillprograms@

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the only industrial heritage site in the City of Ottawa, with a mandate to promote and preserve Watson’s Mill as a social, cultural and educational focal point for the community and visitors. The Mill is located at 5525 Dickinson Street, Dickinson Square, Manotick.

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MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories sizes, but each of us would get a new piece of clothing, and everything always fit like it had been made for us! Uncle Lou would first stop at a grocery store in Renfrew, and there would be grapes and bananas, and real ham, not like we had in the smoke house, but big slices...thick...just right for sandwiches. It would take ages to unpack the Buick. And when it had been emptied, the brothers would carry the cow-hide suitcases up to the room my sister Audrey and I shared, and Uncle Lou would take over the bed, and we would move down to the creton couch in the kitchen. Mother’s cheeks would be red as tomatoes, and Father, who could never understand what all the fuss was about, would treat Uncle Lou like any other visitor who came out to the farm in Northcote. That

meant he would still slurp his tea out of his saucer, and sit with his feet on the oven door at night reading the Ottawa Farm Journal or the Family Herald and Weekly Star. As the evenings wore on, Mother and Uncle Lou would talk about New York and the many years Mother lived there. And he would tell her about the changes...how the elevated trains went for miles and miles now, and how a place called the Bronx was the place to live. And Mother would listen wide-eyed and ask questions, and the talk would go on and on. Uncle Lou had a wonderful singing voice, and without fail, every night Mother would get out her harmonica and he would sing and she played. And then she would set the mouth-organ aside and they would sing in harmony...songs they both knew, and my very favourite was one called, “I

had a dream dear”...I thought it was very sad, but beautiful. And sometimes I would see a tear roll down Mother’s cheek when the song was over. And I knew she would be remembering those happy years when she lived in the city she loved before she left for the backwoods of Renfrew County. Even though Uncle Lou helped Father around the farm, he never seemed to get a mark on those grey flannel pants and shirt. And every night, when he took off his shiny shoes, he buffed them with a cloth made especially for that purpose. And he had wood forms he inserted into his shoes when he wasn’t wearing them. And while Uncle Lou was visiting us we would have trips into Renfrew to the picture show...at least twice during his stay. And we would have cracker jacks to munch on during the movie, and always we stopped for ice cream on the way home at Briscoe’s General Store, which I was grateful stayed open every night until at least 11 p.m.! Too soon it would be time for Uncle Lou to pack up and

head back to New York City. Whole quarters would be thrust into each of our hands, and I knew he would give Mother a few bills too which she would immediately put in the blue sugar bowl with her egg money. Everett would swing wide the gate going out to the lane, and with the horn going full blast, Uncle Lou would spin the tires on the Buick and he was gone. And there would be such a silence in the old log house, and I would wonder if it would ever be the same again. Mother would cry silently, wiping her eyes and blowing her nose into her apron, and that night our prayers would be for Uncle Lou’s safe trip to New York. And when it came time for our silent prayers each of us were expected to say before we left Mother’s knee, I would pray that Uncle Lou would return soon. And it wasn’t only for the candy, the picture shows and the rides in the big black Buick, it was because his visit would bring Mother unspeakable joy and for a time, release her from the bonds that held her prisoner on that farm in Renfrew County.

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EMC news – Britannia Park will be the staging ground for an upcoming fundraiser for an often overlooked illness. Liver disease affects more than 3 million Canadians, but the organ’s role in maintaining human health is often overlooked. That’s why organizers of the June 16 Stroll for Liver event – started by the Canadian Liver Foundation – want to spread awareness about the risks posed by liver disease. “There are people walking around with liver disease who don’t know it yet,” said Gail Carroll, regional director of the Canadian Liver Foundation. The event, now in its eighth year, aims to raise funds to improve prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of liver disease. Taking place on Father’s Day, the Stroll for Liver uses the park’s walking paths as an

event route and its abundant green space for the associated barbecue, entertainment, volleyball tournament and prize giveaways.

The event, now in its eighth year, aims to raise funds to improve prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of liver disease.

Organizers would like to see families attend as part of their Father’s Day celebrations. “It’s something the whole family can do to support a cause that’s always growing,” said Carroll. “It also raises awareness of the very important function of the liver.”

The liver is responsible for ridding the human body of ingested toxins. When this crucial function breaks down, ill health and possibly even death is the obvious result. Carroll said the event has grown over its seven years, despite many fundraisers and initiatives that occur in the late spring that compete for people’s time and charity dollars. The Canadian Liver Foundation has made it easy for participants to sign up and collect pledges (as well as a tax receipt). Stroll registration can be accomplished by visiting www. strollforliver.ca and clicking the Ottawa link. From there, one creates their account. A pledge letter template that can be sent electronically to friends and family is also available on the website. Volleyball tournament registration can be found at www. begin2believe.com, or at www. LoveGives.net.

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Asparagus-stuffed chicken breasts are a tasty dish EMC lifestyle - Serve this easy but elegant recipe with a green salad or potatoes and maple carrots for a special spring celebration. Preparation time: 25 minutes. Baking time: 25 to 30 minutes. Optional broiling time: two to three minutes. Serves four.

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Place chicken between waxed paper; pound with mallet to flatten to five millimetres (1/4-inch) thickness. Combine mustard, tarragon and salt and pepper to taste and spread evenly over rough side of each chicken breast. Top each with a cheese slice and four asparagus spears. Roll up chicken, letting asparagus protrude on both ends. Secure

each roll with toothpicks. Place seam side down on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush with a little of the butter. Toss crumbs with remaining butter and pat onto stuffed breasts. Sprinkle with pepper to taste. Bake in a 200 C (400 F) oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until juices run clear when chicken is pierced. Broil for two to three minutes to brown topping if desired. Remove the toothpicks and slice to serve. Tip: Allow toothpicks to protrude on side of stuffed chicken for easy removal after baking. - courtesy Foodland Ontario

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Local hockey team going down under Maple Maniacs head to Australia in July 2014 Emma Jackson

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EMC sports - An Ottawa South hockey team is heading to Australia to promote their sport in a country just starting to fall in love with Canada’s game. It promises to be the trip of lifetime; a chance to explore a country and make life-long mates, said St. Mark High School teacher Mike Paron, who is organizing the threeweek tour. Paron completed his teaching degree in Australia more than 20 years ago, and returned to the land down under in 2010 on a teacher ex-

change. He found that Australian hockey leagues had doubled since he played on a semipro team in his school days, although that still only leaves about 25 rinks available across the entire country. Australia is hardly a land of ice and snow – most of the continent has a desert or tropical climate – but hockey is taking off in the country best known for its love of rugby. “It’s an international game. A lot of people think Australia is a rugby and cricket community, but they have over 3,000 kids playing hockey now,” Paron said. “I decided to one day bring back my kids and a hockey team to play against teams in Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.” Now that dream has become reality, with 13 boys aged eight to 13 recruited for the Ottawa Maple Maniacs team, which leaves July 2014 for a three-week tour.

The boys all hail from the Leitrim Minor Hockey League or the Gloucester Rangers, Paron said. The goal is to make connections and invite the host teams back to Canada the following year for the Bell Capital Cup.

“The hockey is a big bonus, but it’s an opportunity for these kids to represent their community and their country.” MIKE PARON, COACH

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Re-open casino debate: councillor Laura Mueller

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EMC news - Coun. Tim Tierney is betting that changes at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Queen’s Park will give his fellow councillors reason to reconsider their support for a new casino in Ottawa. The Beacon Hill-Cyrville councillor will bring forward a motion on June 12 to ask city council to reconsider its decision from last fall to reopen the fiery debate over whether Ottawa should be home to a new casino, which Mayor Jim Watson would like to see in the urban area. Tierney voted against the idea of a new casino last October and he thinks re-opening the debate would give more time for the public to be involved in the discussion. He says he doesn’t favour getting rid of gambling entirely and would like to see it remain at the RideauCarleton Raceway. But city council gave up too much control when it voted 19-5 last October to accept a new gaming facility, Tierney said. With a new premier at the helm of the province and a complete turnover of the board overseeing the OLG, now is the time to look at whether Ottawa made the decision in too much haste, Tierney said. In the last two weeks, Toronto city council rejected OLG’s proposal for a new casino there and the entire OLG board resigned after the chairman, Paul Godfrey, was ousted. “The old board and chair that sold us this bag of tricks isn’t there anymore,” Tierney said. The previous board didn’t give Ottawa many options when it came to support of a new casino and Tierney is hoping for more flexibility from the new board. “I’m hoping the new board will

have a new direction,” he said. Ryan Kennery, spokesman for the mayor, said Watson would not support such a motion “because there is no new information on this issue.” “The OLG process remains the same as agreed to by city council last year, regardless of any changes in leadership,” Kennery wrote in an email. While other municipalities such as Kingston have found a way to be more prescriptive about the conditions under which a casino would be acceptable, Ottawa just said “yes” with no conditions, Tierney said. “(Kingston) protected their downtown,” he said. “I’m still foggy on why weren’t able to do the same thing. “We haven’t had a proper dialog,” Tierney said. “You can claim we did, but it hasn’t happened.” The province proposed another change recently: an altered gaming facility funding formula that would put additional money into the city’s coffers by sharing four per cent of revenue from gaming tables with municipalities. That also changes the situation, Tierney said. The councillors who voted against the casino last October said there are too many unknowns at the time. “Me and other colleagues felt it didn’t pass the sniff test,” Tierney said. Last fall, Capital Coun. David Chernushenko voted against the casino and said there wasn’t any evidence or research in favour of a gambling facility that could outweigh the cacophony of negative comments from his constituents. “Once a big project gets going, it becomes awfully hard to apply the brakes,” Chernushenko said last year. Part of the problem was that neither city staff nor councillors fully understood the level of input the city

will have into where a new casino would be located. The city definitely has veto power over OLG’s proposed casino location and it has the final say on rezoning any land that a proponent wants to build a casino on.

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top three options, allowing council to indicate to the gaming corporation which one was most likely to be approved. The mayor and city manager couldn’t give a firm answer about what level of influence city council would have over that process, other than simply saying “no.” Councillors would have to vote on re-opening the debate at the June 26 council meeting.

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EMC news - It wasn’t installed in time for an important anniversary, but a historic plaque honouring the area’s first European settler is set to be installed next month. Glenn Clark, president of the Gloucester Historical Society, has been leading the charge to honour Braddish Billings, who lends his name to a bridge, shopping centre and of course, the national historic site at his former estate. Clark has a strong connection to Billings because both sides of his family settled in the area and he was raised

there, but Clark said other local residents might not know as much about Braddish Billings’ story. The plaque, which will be located in Linda Thom Park, north of the Rideau River on the west side of Bank Street, will help inform people about the important history of the area’s first settler, Clark said. “I think people need to learn a little more about the background of the name that’s so familiar,” he said. Billings was not only the first person to settle in the area, he also laid the groundwork for the area’s development. He was involved with constructing the bridge, bringing a rail line to the area and

building a number of institutions, including Bytown’s first jail and courthouse. “His lands were the township’s administrative centre for over 100 years,” the plaque reads. “Billings shaped the community by building a school, churches and the township hall ...” Billings’ descendents went on to become influential politicians, philanthropists, scientists and writers. “I think a lot of that has been forgotten,” Clark said. He had originally hoped to erect a monument to Billings, until he realized it would cost tens of thousands of dollars. Clark had hoped that would be possible last fall to mark

the 200th anniversary of Billings’ settlement in the area, which became the former township of Gloucester. But the project was delayed after the city needed more time to review the plaque’s text and edit it into a shorter version, Clark said. “We had given them the design and they did a translation and I thought they were OK with it,” Clark said. “But they said it needed to meet city design standards … it delayed the project a bit. “In this case, it wasn’t so much what the plaque said, it was that it said too much,” said Dan Chenier, the general manager of parks, recreation and cultural services.

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A newly completed plaque honouring Braddish Billings is ready to install in an Old Ottawa South park next month. Clark expects the final bill for the plaque, produced at Alloy Foundry Co. Limited in Merrickville, will be around $4,000 or $5,000. The Association of Friends of the Billings Estate Muse-

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THREE DAY MILITARIA AUCTION LIFE LONG COLLECTION OF BRUCE STRADER OF SMITHS FALLS, ONTARIO MAY 31ST: 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM, VIEWING AT 4 PM, SWORDS, BAYONETS, HEAD GEAR, CANNONS, REFERENCE MATERIAL, ETC. JUNE 1ST: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM, VIEWING AT 8 AM, ANTIQUE & MODERN FIREARMS (RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, HANDGUNS, FULL & CONVERTED CLASS FIREARMS, MILITARY KIT, REFERENCE MATERIALS, ETC JUNE 2ND: 12:00 PM- 4:30 PM, VIEWING AT 11:30 AM, AMMUNITION & RELOADING SUPPLIES, AMMO CANS, PARTS, ACCESSORIES, REFERENCE MATERIAL, ETC. AT SWITZER’S AUCTION CENTRE, 25414 HIGHWAY 62 SOUTH, BANCROFT, ONT. Bruce Strader has been collecting and trading for over 60 years, and has accumulated many fine pieces from Flintlock Tower / Brown Bess muskets to the Canadian Arsenals ltd. Experimental Model EM2, we have something for collectors, target shooters, hunters & re-enactors. Full listings and extensive photo catalog available at : www.switzersauction.com & www.proxibid.com/switzersauction Attend and bid in person, or join us online for internet bidding with a live audio feed using our online host “proxibid” Terms: Cash, Interac, Visa & Mastercard, 10% buyers premium onsite, 15% buyers premium online. See our web site for available accommodation if your planning on staying over. Check back for regular updates. WE HAVE ROOM FOR YOUR QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS IN FUTURE SALES, NEXT SALE JUNE 22ND.

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Dominion-Chalmers United Church Sunday Services Worship Service10:30am Sundays Prayer Circle Tuesday at 11:30 10:30 a.m. Rev. James Murray 355 Cooper Street at O’Connor 613-235-5143 www.dc-church.org

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Fury announce 2013 lineup packed with international players Brier Dodge brier.dodge@metroland.com

Nepean High School graduate Breanna Burton and Barrhaven’s Gillian Baggot. Both Donnelly and Adamek have played through the Fury’s youth development program. “The years of being the bridesmaids are over,” said John Pugh, Fury owner. “For 2013, all we can do is look to repeat.” Women’s head coach Dom Oliveri said that they try to not recruit not only talented players, but good people who can lead by example. The women also have several international players joining the roster, including players from Australia, New Zealand and England. “(Coaches) have worked tirelessly to bring this team to Ottawa,” Pugh said. “I know – I pay their phone bills.” The women were scheduled to play their first game on May 24 against Quebec City, while the men had a game scheduled at home on March 24 against Boston at Algonquin College. The next home game will be May 31 for the men’s team, against CFC Azul at the Algonquin College Soccer Complex at 7 p.m.

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From left, Emma Donnelly of Kanata, Jasmine Phillips of Nepean, Kayla Adamek of Nepean and Orléans’Lauren Hughes were all officially announced as a part of the Ottawa Fury women’s W-league team for 2013. The women range in ages, with Adamek still a Sir Robert Borden high school student, and Phillips a 26-year-old veteran goaltender.

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EMC sports – With the Ottawa Fury launching a professional team in 2014, the Ottawa Fury men’s coaches for the premier development league team had quite the carrot to dangle when recruiting this year’s men’s team. The PDL team is a level below the team that the Fury will unveil in 2014, a team many of the current players are sure to be aiming for. “We started targeting players at the end of last season,” said men’s head coach Stephen O’Kane. “Everyone we wanted, we got.” The men play in a 23-andunder league, meaning the turnover every year is high, with rebuilding almost every year – the Fury have only seven returning men’s players. O’Kane said that many of the players on this year’s team could play at the caliber expected to be signed to Ottawa’s future professional team. There are several local players included on the roster. Ottawa is represented by former Louis Riel high school

players Chad Bush and Will Beaugé, Dunrobin’s Robbie Murphy, an All Saints High School grad, and Barrett Neilson, from Barrhaven. The team also signed a number of international players from Germany, England, New Zealand, France, United States, Sweden and Bosnia. Many of the players already boast resumes from elite club teams and colleges, with a good number having held captain honours at some point.It will be a challenge to balance so many players who are used to getting a lot of playing time, so players will have to battle to earn starting spots on this year’s squad, said O’Kane. He said last year’s loss was heartbreaking – and that he, along with most of his players, would kick his grandma if it meant winning the title this year. The women’s team is in a different boat, coming into the season as defending league champions. Local women’s players include Nepean’s Jasmine Phillips and Kayla Adamek, Kanata’s Emma Donnelly, Orléans’ Lauren Hughes,

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

St. Catherine School’s spring fling, community BBQ and silent auction will take place Friday, May 31 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the school, 2717 8th Line Road in Metcalfe.

June 1:

Osgoode community garage sale on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to noon. Register

between May 1 and May 28 to get your home on the map. Registration forms are available at Pat’s Pit Stop, Raymond’s True Value Hardware and Foodland until 5 p.m. on May 28. Maps of homes participating in the community garage sale will be available at the above locations on May 30 and June 1. For further information, please contact Gayle

Freeburn at 613.826.2156 or Harold.freeburn@sympatico. ca. Victorian Tea at Holy Trinity Anglican Church hall, Victoria St., Metcalfe, on Saturday, June 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone welcome. Contact Marjorie Stanley at 613-2331556 for further information.

June 5:

Greely Gardeners Group monthly meeting, Wednesday, June 5 at the Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive in Greely at 7 p.m. Our special guest speaker for the evening will be Mary Reid from Green Thumb Garden Centre, who will talk about low maintenance gardens and share some hints for helping us to keep our gardens from occupying all of our time. Membership for 2013 is still only $10. Visitors cost: $2. For further information contact Lee at 613-5740214 or www.greelygardeners.ca.

June 8:

A silent auction will raise money for the Manotick Karen Refugee Sponsorship program on June 8. Come to St. James Anglican Church from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to bid on your favourite items. Items

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Ottawa’s White Hot Summer Party with DJ Mister Parker As guests arrive in hues of white the evening takes flight.

Countless possibilities to choose your own adventure What’s on this week: As part of Door Open Ottawa, June 1 and 2, come and discover the ten community museums.

Live Entertainment, Fashion Show, Cocktails & Hors D’œuvres VIP Experience $125 Bash Pass $65 Opt. Bottle Service $200

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Kars artists Ann Gruchy and Marie Paquette will come together again for their annual Of Brush and Clay art show at 1584 Sobeau Crt. Gruchy’s paintings and Paquette’s clay objects will be on display, particularly several works from this year’s theme “kimonos.” Come out from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 and 9. Part of the proceeds will go to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Ongoing:

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

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Church in Manotick. We help each other discover our talents, share our skills, share leads and best job-search practices, reduce anxiety and strengthen one another’s sense that we are not alone. Together we support one another in our journey towards employment consistent with our talents. For further information call Myles Frosst at 613-897-1601, or e-mail getworkingcafe@stjamesmanotick.org. 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 including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, five hundred, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year. The club is easily accessible by OCTranspo #144 and free parking. Call 613-821-0414 for info. Old Time Fiddle and Country Dance. First Friday of every month. 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. $5/person at the door or yearly memberships available. No charge for participating musicians and singers. Join us for a good time. Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, Greely. Enjoy Scottish country dancing for fun, friendship and fitness. You do not have to be Scottish or wear a kilt. No experience or partner is required. Meet Tuesday evenings at Manotick United Church from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information, contact Marie at 613-826-1221 or email Osgoodedancescottish@gmail.com.

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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

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PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Aries, you don’t always have the answers when it comes to your romantic relationship, but that’s alright. There are no rule books for this type of thing; you learn as you go. Taurus, your life has been relatively tranquil. However, you have been itching to do something fun and adventurous to turn things around. This could be the week for that. You may find that one of your coworkers is more critical of your work than usual, Gemini. Don’t take it the wrong way, as constructive criticism can be a good thing.

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, things have calmed down considerably in your life. This week presents a good opportunity to take a trip that is geared entirely around your interests.

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Leo, remain modest about your personal and professional accomplishments this week. Now is not the time to show off. Be humble in your conversations. Virgo, as inviting as a situation may look, appearances can be deceiving. You may want to dip your toe into the water before you dive right into something.

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Do not follow the examples of others when they act irrationally to a certain situation, Aquarius. Although it can be difficult, you need to take the high road. Take a chance and express all of your goals and hopes this week, Pisces. Others may be surprised at what you have to say.

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Writing my own happy ending with CHEO’s help

By Vienna Arbic with Isabelle Mailloux Pulkinghorn

My name is Vienna and I am nine years old. I’m in grade three, play defense on my hockey team, and enjoy doing crafts and writing stories. I love spending time with my parents Sherry and Richard Arbic, and my friends. And I have cancer.

involved. I wouldn’t need lumbar punctures and I could be home with my parents and my dogs instead of in the hospital. I’d be playing hockey and graduating grade three with everyone in my class. If this were a story I made up, it’d be funny like the Robert Munsch books that I love so much. But cancer is serious.

they knew something was wrong with me, had it not been for the concussion itself and for the team of CHEO neurologists, endocrinologists and oncologists who care for me, my story could have had a sad ending.

One day at hockey practice I hurt my head and ended up with a concussion. I had all the classic symptoms, and even after the prescribed rest period I was not getting better. I was sleeping 18 hours a day, falling asleep at school and again later in the afternoon. I had severe headaches that even the pain medicine would not relieve. I had no short-term memory and my parents say I just wasn’t myself.

But now, there’s hope.

So my parents took me to CHEO. An endocrinologist ordered a CT scan and it detected a tumor in the center of my brain that was pressing against my thyroid, pituitary and hypothalamus glands causing fluid to build up. Then Dr. Vassilyadi, a CHEO neurosurgeon, installed a shunt in my brain to drain the fluid and relieve the pressure; that’s when I started to feel much better.

My ‘real’ life had to be put on hold while the doctors at CHEO help me get rid of cancer. Mine is called Germ cell tumor, a very rare form of brain cancer - and I want it to go away.

The oncologists told us that Germ cell tumors in the brain are very rare but the good news is that they usually respond well to radiation; although some do need a mix of radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. In my case, we quickly started with chemotherapy.

If this were a story I came up with, there wouldn’t be a port-a-cath, operations and chemotherapy

Had it not been for my parents’ persistence to push for physicians to investigate further because

Chemotherapy is not fun - it actually makes me very sick. I lost my hair and I look very different because of the cortisone, but it is helping me get better. It is shrinking the size of my tumor, and that is great news! Once the last cycle of chemotherapy will be finished, we’ll start radiation therapy to help reduce the tumor even more and hopefully make it go away forever. I hope we’re done by the end of the summer so I can start my hockey season and go back to school. Mom and dad have already found special hockey equipment that will protect my port (where the doctors inject the medications). I can’t wait to get back to my real life. Until then, I will take my medicine, continue chemo and rest so my body can fight cancer and I can get better. It’s funny because I’ve always wanted to become a doctor when I grow up. Now, as mom says, I’m getting an insider’s view and that will help make me be a great doctor someday. I also want to keep writing, so maybe I’ll become a doctor-writer. But one thing is certain: my stories will always have happy endings. Just like this one will.

Retired educator gives back following cancer treatment at TOH By Tracey Tong

The first sign of cancer appeared suddenly for Duncan Ferguson. Ferguson—a retired principal with the OttawaCarleton District School Board and a part-time instructor at the University of Ottawa—was sitting in a Barrhaven classroom in 2008 when he developed a sudden and unrelenting pain in his back. “I thought I had twisted it,” he recalled, “It was so painful I had to leave class.” He visited his family doctor and tests revealed that Ferguson had Stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “It was a shock,” he said. By that time, the cancer had already spread to his lymph nodes and doctors thought it might be too advanced for treatment.

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He was admitted to The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, where he started the first of eight chemotherapy sessions in March 2008. “Family and friends were there for my family,” said Ferguson. “Our freezer always had casseroles. It was an amazing experience in that way. The support of our friends and neighbours was absolutely phenomenal.” Now recovered, the 76-year-old father and grandfather has been looking for ways to give back – not just for himself, but because cancer has hit his family hard. His father is a prostate cancer survivor, and years ago, his brother, Carl, succumbed to rectal cancer at age 30. Once a week he volunteers at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre as a volunteer trainer, and last year, be began an EMC newspaper route, donating all of his earnings to Dr. John Bell’s cancer research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He has also signed up to fundraise for The Ottawa Hospital.

“When you have cancer, you need to remain optimistic,” Ferguson said. “People living with cancer can’t spend their lives concentrating on the disease. With my paper route and volunteering, my mind is not on the cancer, it’s on making it better.”


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