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So, a sale! Special to the News
Stiuttsville yoga instructor is raising funds for trip to help in Nepal one handmade bracelet at a time. â€“ Page 4
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Holding just a few of the many unique items which will be on sale at The Sow Good Sale this Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Community Bible Church on Stittsville Main Street (next to the Stittsville Post Office) in Stittsville, running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., are sale organizers Judy Peasley, left, and Flo Alexander, right. Funds raised at the sale will go to support agricultural development in Seje in Kenya in Africa.
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EMC news - Stittsvilleâ€™s Parade of Lights this year will have a grand marshal. In fact, the parade will have three of them. The recipients of the awards for Citizen of the Year, Senior of the Year and Youth of the Year from last springâ€™s Stittsville Appreciation Awards program will be riding at the front of the parade in a convertible provided by Sharkeyâ€™s Towing. These three parade marshals this year will be Citizen of the Year Helene Rivest, Senior of the Year Marion Gullock and Youth of the Year Rachel Shavrnoch. This is the first time that the Parade of Lights will have grand marshals but such marshals were a common feature of the former Villagefest parade which took place every September until a couple of years ago when the parade was cancelled. Indeed, Marilyn Jenkins, president of the Stittsville Village Association (SVA) which organizes the Parade of Lights, hopes that having grand marshals
for the Parade of Lights will become a tradition going forward. As for the Parade of Lights itself, 35 floats have been confirmed to date, with more expected and indeed being encouraged. Last yearâ€™s parade had 38 floats. â€œThereâ€™s still lots of room for floats,â€? SVA president Marilyn Jenkins says. This year there will be at least three long floats â€“ the city of Ottawa float carrying city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, the Brownâ€™s Your Independent Grocer float which has been a parade stalwart for years and a Stittsville Sobeys float. It has been confirmed that the Re/Max hot air balloon flame, which always draws â€œoohs and awhsâ€? along the parade route, will be back in the parade again this year. Again this year, members of the Stittsville District Lions Club will be moving along the parade route, collecting donations â€“ both monetary and food items â€“ for the Stittsville Food Bank. Currently the SVA is still seeking corporate spon-
sorships to help with the costs related to staging the Parade of Lights. These costs this year will be about $1,000 due to costs for the appearance fee for the highland pipe band that marches in the parade and rental of a sound system for the announcer at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street at Village Square Park. This yearâ€™s Parade of Lights will begin at the School Board depot across from Brownâ€™s Your Independent Grocer on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The parade will proceed south on Stittsville Main Street all the way to Carleton Cathcart Street (where St. Thomas Anglican Church is). At the intersection of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street, there will be an announcer who will identify each float as it passes by. Immediately following the parade, there will be a ceremony at Village Square Park to turn on the Christmas lights on the trees there. Members of the Stittsville District Lions Club were at the park on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to put up some lights and check all of the lights to ensure a colourful display this year.
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First flypast John Curry
Two vintage aircraft fly over the Stittsville cenotaph, left, as they perform a flypast during the annual Remembrance Day service at the cenotaph last Sunday afternoon, Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. This was the first time that such a flypast had been carried out for a Remembrance Day service in Stittsville.
Shirley Pretty, left, president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Stittsville Legion, and Norm Fortin, right, Legion president, carry wreaths to lay at the cenotaph during the Remembrance Day service in Stittsville last Sunday afternoon.
Members of Stittsville’s Scouting fraternity march behind their flag bearers and are followed by members of Stittsville Guiding as they move away from the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street as they take part in the parade to the cenotaph in front of the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena on Remembrance Day, last Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11.
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EMC news - Stittsville’s annual Remembrance Day service last Sunday, Nov. 11 had an aerial component for the first time ever. Two vintage war planes flew over the cenotaph site at the front of the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena during the ceremony, marking the first time that such an aerial flypast had been part of the Stittsville service. The planes, both yellow and one a single wing trainer and the other a bi-plane, came out of the western sky, appearing from behind the arena as they flew west to east over the cenotaph site at just about 2:15 p.m. as the wreaths had started to be laid. But this was not all. Several minutes later, the two planes again flew over the cenotaph site, this time flying over the site from north to south. This added a new aerial feature to the annual Remembrance Day ceremony which this year happened in sunshine with blue skies spotted with whispy white clouds overhead. The service really began at 1:30 p.m. when a parade comprised of a Stittsville Legion colour party, the Highland Mist Pipe Band, veterans, Legion members, serving military, Ottawa Fire Services firefighters, members of the Stittsville District Lions Club, Cadets, vintage military vehicles, Stittsville Scouting and Girl Guides and Ottawa Fire Services fire trucks left the Legion Hall to mark along Stittsville Main Street, arriving at the cenotaph just before 2 p.m. This year’s parade was lengthy, with the leading colour party at the Wintergreen Drive/Mulkins Street intersection as the last of the fire trucks bring up the rear of the parade was passing the Legion Hall. At the cenotaph, which was surrounded by onlookers, some sitting in bleachers, the service heard Stittsville Legion padre Msgr. Joseph Muldoon, parish priest at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish in Stittsville, not only lead in the prayer “Our Father” but also to read a passage from Corinthians calling love the greatest gift from God and also a passage from St. John regarding the good shepherd. The playing of the Last Post and Reveille as well as the reading of The Red Poppy by city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri and the poem In Flanders Fields by Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren preceded the laying of wreaths. Claire and Richard Leger laid the wreath on behalf of Silver Cross parents while other wreaths were laid by representatives of the various levels of government, the Royal Canadian Legion, various organizations and clubs and a number of businesses. The singing of “God Save the Queen” preceded the “march off” from the cenotaph area, with the veterans receiving a spontaneous burst of applause from the onlooking crowd as they marched away, headed back to the Stittsville Legion Hall.
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EMC news - City of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt has two mid-term town hall meetings coming up in Goulbourn. On Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m., he will be hosting such a meeting for residents of Country Club Village and area at the Canadian Golf and Country Club. Then, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, he will host a similar meeting for residents of the Stanleyâ€™s Corners/Healeyâ€™s Heath area at the Goulbourn Town Hall (former Goulbourn municipal building) at Stanleyâ€™s Corners, also starting at 7 p.m. At these meetings, councillor Moffatt will give an update on city of Ottawa business for the past two years and will encourage comments and inputs on issues of concern to residents. Councillor Moffatt is holding 11 of these mid-term town hall meetings across the Rideau-Goulbourn Ward. Meetings have been held in Kars, Munster, Burrittâ€™s Rapids, Beckettâ€™s Landing, Manotick, Richmond, Ashton and FallowďŹ eld.
Richard and Claire Leger, representing Silver Cross parents, accompanied by Stittsville Legion member Lonnie Burse, right, approach the cenotaph to lay a wreath at last Sundayâ€™s Remembrance Day service in Stittsville.
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Selling bracelets to make a difference in Nepal John Curry
EMC news - Theyâ€™re bracelets made of handmade hemp and beads. And theyâ€™re going to be the means that allows Allyson Theriault of Stittsville to make a difference in Nepal. Thatâ€™s right, these colourful bracelets that Allyson makes and is now selling for ten dollars each are going to provide the funds that she needs to travel to Nepal this coming March and work with a group building a new room at a school. All she needs now is for people to buy these bracelets. They are on sale at Blue Bamboo Yoga at the Jackson Trails Centre plaza in Stittsville, as well as the Blue Bamboo Yoga studio in Ka-
nata. They are also on sale at the Urban Tags consignment shop at the Macâ€™s plaza at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Hobin Street in Stittsville. These are handmade bracelets, each one made by Allyson herself. She began making them last September to raise money for the Global Seva Challenge 2012, an initiative which assists organizations that provide support to survivors of the sex trafficking industry in India. She set a goal of raising $300 and ended up raising over $1,000. Not bad for someone who did not know how to bead or make bracelets. However, she taught herself how to do it by watching a You Tube video and her resulting successful sales and fundraising are proof that she
quickly mastered the art of making the bracelets. It takes her about 20 minutes to make each bracelet, with each one costing about two dollars to make due to the cost of the beads and the hemp string needed to create them. Her initial sales of these bracelets raising money for the Global Seva Challenge 2012 proved to be so well received and popular that she decided to try to raise the $3,000 that she needs for her trip to Nepal to help out there by selling more of the bracelets. This time she has added a printed tag to the bracelets which explains why the bracelets are being sold, namely to help out a school in Nepal. She will be heading to Chainpur, Nepal this coming March to work with a group to complete a school room to provide a safe environment in which students can learn. â€œCreating Possibilities,â€? a partner organization in Nepal, currently supports 113 indentured girls who belong to families who have recently been freed from bonded labour but who have insufficient means to survive. Allyson, who teaches yoga at both the Blue Bambool Yoga studio in Stittsville as well as at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, is going to Nepean in a trip facilitated by â€œDeveloping World Connections,â€? based in British Columbia. The inspirational title given to these arranged service based trips to â€œYoga, Action, Adventure.â€? Allyson will be heading to Nepal with a group under the leadership of Megan Campbell, founder of â€œJourney of the Yoginiâ€? or JOY in short. Although she has no construction or building experience, she feels that the work
in Nepal will be very doable since it will probably involve digging trenches and mixing cement, both of which can be done by the relatively inexperienced. â€œIâ€™m passionate about taking my yoga outside the studio and encouraging others to do the same,â€? Allyson says. She is happy when she sees people wearing her handmade hemp and bead bracelets, knowing that each bracelet represents a person who has made a conscious decision to support the global community and to make a difference.
She notes that the bracelets make an ideal gift. Allysonâ€™s passion for going to help out in Nepal can be seen from the fact that she not only has her bracelets on sale to raise funds but she has even taken a part-time job at the Bayshore Shopping Centre to help in raising the required monies. Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia with a population of about 27 million people. It is located in the Himalayas and is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India.
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and its largest city. The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the worldâ€™s ten tallest mountains including Mount Everest. It has more than 240 peaks over 20,000 feet above sea level. The south of the country is fertile and humid and is heavily urbanized. Hindu is the most common religion in Nepal, with Buddhism being a minority faith. About two thirds of female adults and one third of male adults in Nepal are illiterate.
Allyson Theriault holds one of the handmade hemp and bead bracelets which she makes and is now selling to raise the funds that she needs to travel to Nepal this coming March to help build a school room there.
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Enjoy your home as long as possible As we enter into our senior years the In the bathroom: premium we place on independent living • Install grab-bars in the shower, tub increases. Unfortunately, 40 per cent of and toilet areas. all nursing home admissions occur as • Use a bath-seat and a hand held a result of a fall, but aging in your own shower in your tub if you have trouble home is possible. Prepare your home so it standing. will be safe for you as you age. • Use a long rubber mat in your tub To keep your home safe: and place a bath mat with a rubber • Ensure ﬂoors are dry and slip-free. backing outside of the tub. Clean up water spills right away and • Use a raised toilet seat if you have avoid using wax or cleaners on the trouble getting on and off the toilet. ﬂoor. In the kitchen: • Remove clutter and other items you • Keep items you use often within can trip on such as extension cords, reach. shoes or mats. • Keep heavier items in the bottom • Consider using a cordless phone. cupboards. • Ensure there is bright lighting in and Outside your home: around your house by: • Ensure outdoor stairs and paths do not • Using a minimum of 60-watt bulbs in have holes or loose stones on them. all light ﬁxtures. • Remove items you can trip over like • Using nightlights in bedrooms, garden tools and hoses. hallways and bathrooms. • Clear snow and ice from stairs as soon • Installing motion sensitive lights in as possible after a snowfall. the entrance outside your home. • Use lots of sand or salt on your outdoor • Minimize the risk of falling down your stairs and driveway in the winter. stairs by installing sturdy handrails Making a few small home improvements the full length of all staircases and and adjustments to daily habits can create removing loose carpeting. a safer environment, where the risk of
falling down is much lower. The short amount of time it takes to make these changes might help to lengthen the time a senior can enjoy living in their own home. For more information on how to make your home safer, call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744, TTY: 613-580 9656 or visit ottawa.ca/ health. You can also connect with Ottawa Public Health on Twitter and Facebook. Adapted from: Smart Moves, Information about fall prevention for older adults, SMARTRISK, 2004.
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Councilâ€™s tax holiday amounts to a bribe
ouncil is selling a plan to offer businesses a â€œtax holidayâ€? to locate in OrlĂŠans and along part of Carling Avenue as a way to stimulate economically depressed areas in the city. Letâ€™s call it what it really is: a bribe. Businesses who cash in on this offer will split an estimated $20 million in property tax refunds over five years. Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess
says the city isnâ€™t â€œshovelling cash at anyone,â€? adding that itâ€™s difficult to justify transit and infrastructure investment in an area with no business development growth. Itâ€™s a chicken-and-egg problem, he said. The councillor has chosen the correct metaphor, but drawn the wrong conclusion. If council wants to encourage business development in the city, it should provide good transit and infrastructure, build communities that
allow residents to live, work and play without a commute. That doesnâ€™t mean forfeiting $20 million in potential tax revenue. Thatâ€™s property tax money which should help the city pay for services and infrastructure in the area. Councilâ€™s $20-million plan offers a temporary tax deferral, but no other tangible and permanent inducements that businesses value. If the city wants to encourage economic development in
the east end, it should consider fast-tracking construction of light rail to OrlĂŠans. The pilot program put before council last week was light on details. There was no accompanying eligibility criteria â€“ just the names OrlĂŠans and Carling Avenue. The project was snuck in front of the cityâ€™s finance committee, buried in a mound of other reports. Using Bloessâ€™ chickenand-egg analogy, which
should come first? A decision to forfeit $20 million in property taxes or a sound plan based on study and sober discussion? To be fair, council has done a lot to encourage economic development in Ottawa this term. It transformed OCRI into Invest Ottawa and created a plan to encourage entrepreneurship. But over the past two weeks it has come up with two ill-conceived and unfair
economic development plans. Last week, council agreed to offer special treatment to larger businesses that set up shop in Ottawa â€“ basically putting small businesses at a comparative disadvantage. Councilâ€™s tax holiday has the same effect, pitting ward against ward. A plan that bribes businesses to locate in a particular ward is unfair, unwise and ill-conceived. Coun. Diane Deans called the plan the start of a slippery slope, suggesting economic development should be market driven. Taxpayers would likely agree.
War against progress continues be full of iconic Canadian images and iconic Canadian politicians, not all of them Conservative. The passports will also have the inevitable chip in them, electronic rather than edible. The chip will have an antenna, which isnâ€™t as alarming as it sounds. You can still put it in your pocket, but you can also wave it at a scanner which will then know everything about you. Apparently the scanner wonâ€™t know more about you than a person could, from reading whatâ€™s printed on the passport, but in our society we now like our machines to know as much as possible. People less so. Thatâ€™s why the Ontario government put machines in most of the shopping centres, allowing you to do such things as renew your car registration without having to be in contact with a human being. Those machines were actually quite efficient and enabled you to skip long lineups. For some reason there werenâ€™t long line-ups at the machines. The lack of a lineup might have been due to more people doing their government business online. Still, it is worth keeping in mind that when you deal with a human being rather than a machine you might be helping human beings stay employed. Speaking of which â€“ and apologies for the lame transition â€“ Queen Elizabeth is more fully employed on the new $20 bill than she was on the old one. The bill, issued last week, has her image on it three times, compared to the old billâ€™s one. Thereâ€™s the big portrait on the front of the bill and smaller images peering out from those metallic strips front and back. On the new $50, which was issued in March, the three images are of Mackenzie King, so this one is definitely an improvement. Six Queens will get you a new passport, which you can wave at a scanner and it will know everything about you. Is life great or what?
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he pace of change is exhausting. Theyâ€™re changing the passport, changing the $20 bill, closing the ServiceOntario machines and starting Christmas music later at Shoppers Drug Mart. So much to learn, so little time. Letâ€™s start with the last one. An unanticipated wave of common sense swept over the business community, resulting in a decision by a major retail chain to hold off on the Christmas music until at least after Remembrance Day. You might not even have noticed that it was missing in the days after Halloween. But maybe you did. Maybe you were walking through the drugstore with an odd little feeling that something was just a bit off. Then you realized, right there in the razor blades aisle, that the song playing was Raindrops Are Falling on My Head, not Jingle Bell Rock. Somehow you resisted the urge to complain. When you learned the reason why, you might even have applauded. Christmas music, particularly the cheery commercial kind, can wait until after we have had time to think about the costs and sacrifices of war. Who knows, maybe the idea will catch on, more businesses will adopt this practice next year and we can be spared Frosty the Snow Man until there is actual frost. Meanwhile, there are gains and losses in the war against technology. Example: fancy new passports coming which will
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AGM is coming up for SVA on Nov. 22 John Curry
EMC news - Itâ€™s that time of year again when the Stittsville Village Association (SVA) holds its annual general meeting. This year it is being held on Thursday, Nov. 22 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Town Hall (former Goulbourn municipal building) on Huntley Road at Stanleyâ€™s Corners just south of Stittsville. At this annual general meeting, there will be reports given on planning, environmental and transportation matters as well as on the various community events hosted by the SVA over the course of the year. A financial report will also be given. There will be an election of officers for the
coming year along with the election of executive members to fill any vacant positions. At this yearâ€™s annual general meeting, there will be a couple of more or less housekeeping amendments to the SVA constitution. One will involve changing an â€œandâ€? to â€œorâ€? so that the constitution will allow the number of members on the SVA executive to exceed eight if determined at an annual general meeting. The annual general meeting will also include a presentation to the meeting by city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri. Everyone in Stittsville and area is urged to attend this annual general meeting and hear about the work of the SVA in preserving and shaping the character of the community. Light refreshments will be served at the meeting.
At Holy Spirit Catholic School Holy Spirit Catholic School student Emma Houghton, centre, holds a student-created Remembrance wreath as fellow students Alex Pilon, left, and Jessica Madden, right, look on at the school in Stittsville last Friday. A Remembrance assembly was held at the school last Friday morning.
Open Table Community Dinner EMC news - An Open Table Community Dinner is coming up this Saturday, Nov. 17. This free monthly dinner
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The doors open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 5 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and enjoy this dinner.
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EMC news - Ben Gatien’s colourful artwork featuring musicians playing instruments like the trumpet and saxophone line one wall at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville. And it may have seemed to some that these paintings came alive last Friday evening as jazz music ﬁlled the air at the coffee shop. But while the artwork provided an interesting background for the evening’s entertainment, the music came from the talented instruments of the youthful Patrick Smith Trio, a group of young Ottawa musicians. It was a jazz presentation featuring the traditional format of individual solos within the overall piece. So you had Patrick Smith on his saxophone taking the lead at times. At other times guitarist Rob Wanell took the spotlight. And while bassist Ben Heard was usually providing the solid background music for the trio, he also had his moments in the solo sun. And, as per jazz tradition, each solo effort on its completion, be it on saxophone, guitar or bass, brought forth a round of applause from the audience. The trio offerings ranged from more upbeat tunes to mellow, slower pieces, showing the group’s versatility.
Patrick Smith, who plays the saxophone, is a grade 12 students at Bell High School who is planning to pursue a university education in jazz performance next year. He currently plays in various groups around Ottawa includ-
ing the Nepean All City Jazz Band and the Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra. Rob Wanell, the guitarist in the Patrick Smith Trio, is a grade 11 student at Nepean High School. He is involved with several local jazz groups
and plans to pursue a music degree in university. Ben Heard, the bassist, is a grade 10 student at Centerbury High School. He plays with a number of musical groups around Ottawa including the Nepean All City Jazz Band.
Paul Melsness, right, of the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville stands with members of the Patrick Smith Trio which performed at the shop last Friday evening, from left, Ben Heard on bass, Rob Wanell on guitar and Patrick Smith on saxophone.
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Meeting with Minister about ‘dump’ Bazaar, tea room John Curry firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC news - The Stittsville Village Association (SVA) was part of a delegation which took its opposition to the proposal for a new landfill at the Waste Management site on Carp Road right to the Ontario Minister of the Environment himself. A delegation of David and Marilyn Jenkins from the SVA, city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri and Harold Moore, a longtime opponent of landfill development on the Carp Road site, met recently with Ontario Minister of the Environment Jim Bradley in Toronto. In its presentation to the Minister, the group made the point that the Carp Road location is not a good one for allowing an expanded landfill operation because of the widespread and populous community that has grown up around the site, because of the soil and rock conditions on which it is located and because there are better technologies available than burying garbage in the ground. The presentation emphasized that the proposed new landfill at the site should be called by what it is, a “dump” rather than by the terminology “West Carleton Environmental Centre” which is the proposal. Marilyn Jenkins, the SVA president who made the presentation, said in a report about the meeting at the SVA executive
meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8 that she stressed to the Minister that the community would be prepared to discuss alternate methods of handling garbage being established at the Carp Road site but not a dump which she said is not appropriate in the middle of a community of 100,000 people. An Environmental Assessment (EA) dealing with the proposed new landfill at the Carp Road site has been submitted by Waste Management to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. November 2 was the deadline for the submission of comments from the public about this EA. The coalition of groups opposing this proposed new landfill, including the SVA, submitted a document of more than 100 pages, outlining its opposition to the proposed new landfill. The Ministry of the Environment has until early January to review the EA and to provide staff comments to the Minister. Members of the public at that time will have seven weeks to comment on these staff comments. It will then be up to the Minister of the Environment to make a decision on the EA and the future of the proposed landfill site. David Jenkins, who was at the presentation to the Minister, told the SVA executive that the presentation went as well as the group could have hoped. Councillor Qadri said that the Minister, Jim Bradley, appeared to be “very receptive” to the group’s presentation.
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EMC news - This Saturday, Nov. 17 is the date for the third annual bazaar and tea room hosted by the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) at Holy Spirit Parish in Stittsville. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holy Spirit church hall on Shea Road in Stittsville. Everyone is invited, not only to purchase a new or gently used item in the bazaar but also to take home a Christmas pudding. The CWL will also have a table of religious items on sale at the event. You may want one for your home or perhaps for a son or daughter or family
friend or relative who will be making a First Communion in the coming months. But this is not all. The CWL bazaar and tea room will also feature a draw for Christmas gift baskets. As for the tea room, it will be offering both lunch and dessert plates. The lunch will include chili or soup and a beverage, along with dessert. The dessert plate will include muffins, desserts and coffee, tea or juice. There’s going to be lots to see and do at this CWL bazaar and tea room at Holy Spirit Parish on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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EMC news - There may be yet another quarry developed in the Jinkinson Road area of Goulbourn. Already a number of quarries exist along Jinkinson Road include Cavanagh Construction’s Henderson Quarry and its Beagle Club Quarry. Now Taggart Construction is seeking a rezoning for a parcel of land that is surrounded by the Trans Canada Trail to the north, Jinkinson Road and the Cavanagh Construction Beagle Club Quarry to the west, Fernbank Road to the south and the Stittsville Shooting Range to the east. The proposed quarry will occupy 115.1 hectares of the 141.9 hectare site. The rezoning would change the zoning on the lands from Mineral Aggregate Reserve,
Subzone 1 to Mineral Extraction Zone. This would then permit the actual extraction of aggregate from the site. An application has been filed with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources for approval for a quarry on the site, extracting aggregate from below the water table. To be known as the Fernbank Quarry, this quarry would be extracting limestone and dolostone from below the water table. The aggregate extracted would be used for road construction and septic system installation, as well as other construction projects. Lorraine Stevens is the city of Ottawa planner who is handling this file. She can be contacted at 613-580-2424, ext. 15077 or via email at Lorraine.Stevens@ottawa.ca
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EMC news - It’s only a month to go to the “Welcome Christmas” concert being presented by the Goulbourn Male Chorus. Last year’s Christmas concert drew over 400 people who enjoyed a spectacular concert featuring not only the Goulbourn Male Chorus but also the Trinity Hilltop Handbell Ringers and the inaugural performance by what is now come to be the West Ottawa Ladies’ Chorus. Well, the same three groups are back again for this year’s concert, so you just know that it is going to be a similarly spectacular musical event that you just won’t want to miss. Tickets, in fact, are on sale now for the concert. They can be purchased at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street. You get a deal if you purchase your tickets in advance, as they cost only $12 per person. Tickets purchased at the door will be $15 each. Tickets are also available in advance at Domenic’s Music Store at 444 Hazeldean Road in Kanata and at CD Warehouse at 499 Terry Fox Drive, also in Kanata. There is free admission for youth aged 16 and under. The concert, which will feature a selection of traditional Christmas music, will be held this year at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Young Road in Kanata on Sunday, Dec. 16 starting at 3 p.m.
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‘Turkey shoot,’ pool tournaments, lunch at Stittsville Legion Barb Vant’Slot Special to the News
The “Turkey Shoot” in darts is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 8. All dart players are urged to sign up for this event with Friday, Nov. 30 as
the deadline. A Zone “8” Ball Pool Tournament is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Orleans Legion. If interested in representing the Stittsville Legion at this tournament, please let the bartender at the Legion
Hall know and your name will be put on the list. The deadline for singing up is this Saturday, Nov. 17. The “8” ball pool tournaments at the Stittsville Legion Hall are becoming quite popular, taking place every Sun-
day starting at 1 p.m. Anyone interested should simply show up and have a good time, while meeting some new friends. You do not have to be a Legion member to take part in this activity. Lunch is served at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street every Friday. Everyone is welcome to drop in. On Friday evenings at the Legion Hall, there is darts, music and a movie. Again, everyone is welcome to drop in and enjoy a visit and friendship. Bingo is played every Wednesday starting at 6:45 p.m. at the Legion Hall, with
than welcome to drop into the Legion Hall to keep warm and to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. At the euchre party at the Legion Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Vanita Pelon had the ladies’ high score with Dorothy Jessiman placing second. Phil Viau had the men’s high score with John Mascoe as the runner-up. Mike O’Connell had the most lone hands while Beryl Parks had the hidden score. Lisa Mather had the low score. Door prizes were won by Vanita Pelon and Pat Fitzpatrick.
everyone in the community welcome to attend. Euchre is played every Tuesday starting at 1:15 p.m. at the Legion Hall while euchre is also played every Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs lounge. This Thursday evening euchre will end at the end of this month. These euchres are open to everyone in the community. On Saturday, Nov. 24, the annual Parade of Lights, which will include a float entered by the Stittsville Legion, will be passing right by the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street. Anyone who is waiting for the parade is more
Lighting up the park Stittsville District Lions Club member Ed Verbiwski, right, gets some help from Leo the Lion as they install Christmas lights on the trees at Village Square Park in Stittsville on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in preparation for the turning on of the Christmas lights in the park immediately after the Parade of Lights on Stittsville Main Street on Saturday evening, Nov. 24.
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EMC news - If you get excited about Christmas, then you’ll want to make note of the upcoming Christmas Fair being hosted by the Ottawa Waldorf School in Stittsville. It promises lots of enchantment for everyone of all ages. Where do we start? How about with the Cookie Cavern? It’s going to be a dark, starlit cave filled with, what else, cookies. Now that’s a place you’ll want to go. But there’s lots more.
There will be beeswax candle dipping and crafts of all kinds, both for children and those young at heart. The magical atmosphere that will pervade the school on this particular day, namely Sunday, Nov. 25, will extend to a puppet play that will be presented twice – once at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. There will be a children’s store featuring homemade treasures. And there will be vendors who will be able to help you with your Christmas shopping. And on top of all of this, there will be a delicious lunch of homemade food available, prepared by the school’s parents. Just a real treat!
So, it will be held exactly one month before Christmas – on Sunday, Nov. 25 running from 10 a.m. through to 3 p.m. Everyone is most welcome and encouraged to attend and have a great time. The Ottawa Waldorf School is located at 1 Goulbourn Street in Stittsville. It is most easily reached by parking in the municipal parking lot on the east side of Stittsville Main Street just south of Abbott Street. The school is right adjacent to the parking lot. It can also be reached via Goulbourn Street which runs off Elm Crescent (north) which in turn runs off Stittsville Main Street right near Jo-Jo’s Pizza.
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EMC news - Listening to Christmas songs, Enjoyable. Hearing Christmas songs sung by a barbershop chorus in a cappella style in four-part harmony. Awesome. And getting a chance to actually sing along with some of these Christmas tunes. Priceless. But this is what will be happening at a Christmas concert at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Stittsville on Saturday, Dec. 1 starting at 7 p.m. It will be enjoyable, awesome and priceless, all rolled up into one. And while the experience will definitely be priceless, having an opportunity to sing along with some of the Christmas carols, there is a price to the experience and it is a most reasonable $15 per person. For this, you will get to enjoy the offerings of the Capital City Chorus, an all-male chorus which sings a cappella in four-part harmony. This Capital City Chorus is dedicated to the unique style of music known as “barbershop.” The Chorus, which began in 1957, has won a number of awards over the years for its singing. On Saturday, Dec. 1 at St. Thomas Anglican Church, the Capital City Chorus will be presenting a Christmas-themed concert including a number of sing-along carols involving audience participation. What a way not only to enjoy an evening but also to kick off the Christmas season. Light refreshments will be served in the church hall after the concert. Tickets for this Christmas concert are available now from the St. Thomas Anglican Church office at 613-836-5741 (Monday to Tuesday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.). Tickets will also be available at the door. Everyone is welcome. St. Thomas Anglican Church is located at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carleton Cathcart Street in Stittsville.
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Thanks to everyone who attended the Friendship Club’s October luncheon. The next luncheon will be the Club’s Christmas luncheon which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at noon at the Glen Mar Golf and Country Club on Fernbank Road west of Stittsville. The cost will be $21 for members and $25 for non-
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EMC news – Stittsville District Lions Club president Beth Lewis and her husband and Lions Club past president Bob Lewis, along with Lions Club members Paul Riddell and Al Zoschke, recently attended the 65th Charter Night of the Cumberland Lions Club….A section of West Ridge Drive from the Bell Street/Adamson Crescent intersection south to the Black Bear Way/Landswood Way intersection has received a new lift of asphalt…The Healthy Moms and Kids Club at Stittsville Sobeys meets on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. under the direction of holistic nutritionist and educator Heather Munroe. The sessions involve fun activities involving the moms and kids as well as discussions of family health and nutrition. Refreshments are served as well. It costs $15 per session. Registration happens at the customer service desk at Stittsville Sobeys at the Stittsville Corners shopping area at the corner of Carp Road and Hazeldean Road…Oops! In the cutline for the photo in last week’s paper showing the presentation of a giant cheque for $915 from the Stittsville District Lions Club to help seven year old Anderson Bihler recover from the brain aneurysm and massive stroke, the donation was mistakenly referenced as coming from the Richmond District Lions Club when it was the Stittsville District Lions Club as clearly seen on the giant cheque being presented. Apologies to the Stittsville District Lions Club and all concerned. Sometimes spell check is of no help, especially when it is not a spelling mistake but a mis-identification…. The Knights of Columbus of Holy Spirit Parish on Shea Road hosted a spaghetti supper in the parish hall last Saturday evening after the 5 p.m. mass at the church…Sam Sabourin of Stittsville, who plays linebacker for the Queen’s Golden Gaels football team, has been named a first team Ontario University Athletics all-star….Vikas Gill, who starred
for the Sacred Heart High School basketball Huskies when a student there, is playing for the University of Ottawa Gee Gees basketball team this season. Vikas, who is six foot, seven inches tall, is in his second year at the University of Ottawa…Those planning on attending the Christmas Parade of Lights on Stittsville Main Street on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 24 are reminded to bring along a donation – either monetary or food – for the Stittsville Food Bank. Members of the Stittsville District Lions Club will be moving along the parade route collecting these donations…A Remembrance-themed poem written by 16 year old Sassha Sharpe was read at this year’s Remembrance banquet at the Stittsville Legion Hall. Sassha is current in the Air Cadets and is a former Sea Cadet and Army Cadet. The poem, entitled Dawn To Dusk, is as follows: Dawn to dusk my heart/Wish you were still here/To protect me/To love me/To keep me safe/Where have you gone?/Have you gone to fight in the war?/If so please come back/I do not want you to die/So please come back to me…Helene Hutchings at Coldwell Banker in Stittsville is taking her annual fundraising event to fight cancer to a city-wide level in 2013. Her two previous events, both centred in Stittsville, have proved successful and now she is extending the event city-wide thanks to involvement from the Ottawa Hospital Foundation and Algonquin College which is providing use of its hair stylist salon and the services of the students from its hair stylist program. In addition, numerous hair stylists from across Ottawa will also be involved. All hair donations of over ten inches in length will be going to Angel Hair for Kids while monetary donations will be split between the Ottawa Hospital Foundation and Angel Hair for Kids. The date has been set as Sunday, April 21. The website for the event is www.HairDonationOttawa.com ….The Stitts-
ville Village Association (SVA), organizer of the upcoming Parade of Lights, still has a need for more volunteers to look after the traffic barricades which prevent traffic from accessing Stittsville Main Street during the parade. This is a vital function which also provides those who do it with a bonus benefit – they have a front row seat (i.e. standing place) to watch the parade as it passes by the barricaded side street or parking lot entrance. Volunteers should be at least 16 years of age but can be younger if accompanied by an adult. For more information or to volunteer, please contact SVA president Marilyn Jenkins at 613-836-5075 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org …A city of Ottawa Committee of Adjustment hearing is coming up on Wednesday, Nov. 21 starting at 9 a.m. at Centrepointe which deals with a property at 4 Goulbourn Street in Stittsville. Woodsia Master Builders Inc. is seeking a minor variance on lot frontage in order to create two lots from one existing lot. The lot frontage for one of the newly created lots would be 21 metres while the second lot would have a frontrage just below the 20 metre requirement. The existing home, detached garage and swimming pool on the property would be demolished, with a new one storey home build on one of the new lots. The second lot would remain vacant for the present….Stittsville Village Association executive member Tanya Hein attended the Thursday, Nov. 8 meeting of the SVA executive with her young son Elliott who was born on Thursday, Oct. 11…A Super Skate PD Day Camp is being held at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex this Friday, Nov. 16. It is being offered as a fun filled day of ice and off-ice activities including skating, crafts and games. Registration takes place at the GRC’s front desk. For more information, please call 613-831-1169…Basil Khalil at Napoli’s Café at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers
Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street is one of several in the restaurant and bar industry in the Ottawa area who have become involved in the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Superfoods Dine-a-Rama. This initiative is raising funds in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s eight million dollar campaign “The Cancer Research project.” This campaign provides funding for personalized medicine and clinical trials including the CyberKnife. This is an instrument which provides a non-invasive treatment option for partients who have inoperable tumours, surgically complex tumours or those who prefer an alternative to surgery. For patients, the CyberKnife not only means no invasive surgery but also no difficult recovery time, no hospital stay and no chance of infection. Basil has become involved because the CyberKnife was used to help save the life of a close friend of his. Basil’s goal is to raise $1,000 as a first step in obtaining this revolutionary piece of technology. You can make a donation to help Basil achieve his fundraising goal by going to his personal page on the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation site at http:// ottawacancer.akaraisin.com/dinearama/napolis ... John Leroux, who is a Korean War veteran and longtime Legion member, dropped the puck at the opening of the Ottawa 67’s game at Scotiabank Place last Sunday afternoon which was Remembrance Day…A bazaar and bake sale was held at the Stittsville Villa Retirement Community on Stittsville Main Street last Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ,,,Holy Spirit Catholic Parish on Shea Road is hosting a parish farewell for Deacon Ron McRae and his wife Helen in the parish hall after the 10:30 a.m. mass this coming Sunday, Nov. 18. Deacon Ron and his wife are relocating to the Brighton, On. area. He has served as a Deacon at the parish for the past three years while Helen has been active in various parish activities...
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Academic achievement honoured at Sacred Heart Special to the News
EMC news - Academic achievement was front and centre at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville on Tuesday, Nov. 6. That’s when the school held its annual academic awards assembly, honouring students who had excelled in their studies in various undergraduate courses in the 2011-2012 school year. In her comments to the students at the assembly, Sacred Heart principal Cindy Owens reminded the students that the assembly was being held not only to recognize the academic accomplishments of students but also to celebrate the development by students of attitudes and habits that lead to success. These attitudes and habits will help in the future when the students are in society, making a contribution. Principal Owens said that success in reality is the result of a lot of hard work and persistence. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going to,” she said. The assembly included recognizing the students who made the school’s honour roll
as well as the students who earned top marks in the various courses. There were also a number of individual awards presented at the assembly. Joshua Lozanski received the Goulbourn Township Historical Society Award which recognizes a student who has combined a lot of history with academic achievement. The Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn Citizenship Award went to Evelyn Pageau. This award recognizes a student who has exhibited the qualities associated with good citizenship. The Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa Catholic Student Award went to Keely Noiles. Awards were also presented to the students who scored high in mathematics contests and also students who participated in the White Pine Club, a reading program for high school students. Each school year, the University of Waterloo and the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computer sponsor math contests at each high school grade level in schools across Canada. Medals are provided for the ﬁrst place
student at each grade level in a school. In addition, certiﬁcates of distinction are issued to students who ﬁnish in the top 25 percent in their level of the competition. At this Sacred Heart assembly, Hanya Wyatt received the Pascal Medal for grade nine. The Cayley Medal at the grade ten level went to Justin Stauch and Alexandra Tierney. Cayley certiﬁcates were presented to Aidan Horvath, Justin Stauch and Alexandra Tierney. The Fermat Medal for grade 11 was presented to Jeremy Francispillai who also received a Fermat certiﬁcate. The Canadian Science and Math Contest Medal was presented to Matthew Lee. The Canadian Inter Math Contest Medal and certiﬁcate went to Justin Stauch. The White Pine Book Club is a provincial reading program for high school students sponsored by the Ontario Library Association. Students must read at least ﬁve of the ten nominated Canadian young adult books to receive an Ontario Library Association certiﬁcate.
Sacred Heart students who received these certiﬁcates are Meia Copeland, Taylor Hutchings, Jordan McManus, Maaike Gooderham, Tracy Huynh, Samantha-Jo Meijer, Rachel Shavrnoch, Lyndsay Grice, Nicholas Kuzmochka and Alexis McMorran. A total of 258 students received the school’s Honour Roll recognition. This recognition goes to students who have achieved an overall average of 80 percent or better in the courses that they completed within the academic year. Top mark awards were also presented to those students who obtained the highest overall mark in a subject during the school year. This included courses in the Arts, Business, Contemporary Studies, English, French, Religious Studies, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Technological Studies and Student Services. A number of students received more than one Top Mark Award, led by Aidan Horvath who received nine Top Mark Awards. Other students who received more than one Top Mark Award included Cody Browne, Taylor Cavana-
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Barbara Bottriell, left, president of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society, presents the Historical Society Award to recipient Joshua Lozanski, right, at the academic awards assembly at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
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EMC news - Wartime nursing will be front and centre at this Saturday’s November meeting of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society. But it will not be the only wartime job done by women which will be discussed at the event. In wartime, many women did serve as nurses but they also did other tasks. The program, entitled “Women at War,” will explore not only nursing but other jobs that women did during wartime. Guest speaker Deborah Brummell of Stittsville will be talking about the wartime experiences of her great great aunt Em who enlisted in the First World War as a nursing sister. Em worked with the British Army and served in France. Thanks to Em’s war diary, Ms. Brummell will be
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EMC news - Your Christmas shopping may already be underway. That’s good, but one place that you want to make sure you go is the second annual craft fair being hosted by the Parent Council at Richmond Public School. Held in the gymnasium at Richmond Public School, this craft fair has quite a lineup of crafters, one (or more) of which may have that unique item that will make a perfect gift for that friend, neighbour or family member. There will be knitting and
crocheted items; hand painted silk scarves; aprons; dog sweaters; wooden toys and puzzles; handcrafted primitive signs; jewellery; baby items; Christmas ornaments; portraits; cake pops; and artisan bread. And if that is not enough, vendors will be there representing Epicure; Stella & Dot Jewellery and Accessories; a travel agency; Aloette Cosmetics (aloe vera products), BeautiControl (skin care and cosmetics); and Scentsy (flameless candle warmers and wax).
But wait, there’s still more. There will be a book sale by the school’s grade five students, raising funds for their leaving ceremony in June. There will also be a bake sale and the 4th Richmond Brownies will be on hand selling a handmade craft. So, as you see, there’s going to be lots there at this second annual craft fair at Richmond Public School on McBean Street in Richmond on Saturday, Nov. 24, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Plan to attend.
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EMC news - The city councillor has made a commitment. Speaking at the Richmond Village Association (RVA) meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt said that he would ensure that all of the concerns of the community are addressed “as best as possible” for any development applications which are submitted to the city for Richmond. He said that he would do this for any community and is not adopting this approach just for Richmond. His commitment came after a discussion at the RVA meeting about possible future development in Richmond and how community concerns would be handled in such cases. At the conclusion of the discussion, RVA president Don Flanders suggested that all of the community’s concerns about past development proposals, particularly the Mattamy Homes proposal, should be outlined in an email sent to councillor Moffatt so that they would all be on record for future reference. RVA director Heather Martineau pressed councillor Moffatt on the matter, saying that she wanted a commitment from the city that it is looking out for her interests with regard to any development in the village. She said that having small frontage lots in new developments would change the rural nature of the community into an urban setting. “That is not the norm in Richmond,” she said about lots with small frontages. Ms. Martineau said that people who have moved to Richmond have done so because of the size of the lots available. She said that while she supports development in the community, there is no infrastructure in place at present to handle such growth.
Councillor Moffatt did point out that if a developer provides sewer and water services to a development, then the density of housing allowed would increase. He also noted that the market plays a big factor in development, adding that in his view Richmond, much like Manotick, may see 75 new homes sold in a year whereas higher growth areas like Barrhaven may see 200 to 300 new homes built and sold in any particular year. This means that any large-scale development in Richmond will take 20 to 25 years to build out. RVA secretary Rosemary McArthur told councillor Moffatt that there has to be a discussion of infrastructure needs in the community related to transportation, water and flooding before there is any talk about pretty new houses. She said that the majority of wells in the village are shallow wells so that residents are concerned about any development proposal that involves a community well that draws from the deep aquifer beneath the village which may impact on the shallow aquifer feeding the existing wells. Director Martineau added that any water study should be done by an independent consultant and not by a consultant paid for by a developer. She said that she does not trust the results of any such study paid for by a developer. The study done for the Mattamy Homes proposal was paid for by the developer. Councillor Moffatt noted that the whole planning process around the Mattamy Homes proposal for the lands at the western side of the village was funded by Mattamy Homes. He said that the process would not have happened had Mattamy not providing the funding since the city of Ottawa does not have the money to pay for many of these development studies and Community Design Plans.
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EMC news - Jack ‘o lanterns may be the focus of a new Richmond community event. Richmond Village Association (RVA) director Rosemary McArthur suggested the new event at the Nov. 6 RVA meeting. It would take the form of a post-Halloween happening in which everyone in the community with a jack ‘o lantern or carved pumpkin would take
it to a central location where they would be arranged in some design, perhaps in the form of the letters R, V, A. Once assembled, the jack ‘o lanterns would be lit in the evening, presenting a unique, one-time sight. The event would have the added bonus of all of the carved jack ‘o lanterns being assembled in one spot where they could be picked up by the city’s waste disposal forces. RVA president Don Flanders said it was an idea that
the RVA could consider doing as there would be no cost involved. A main challenge would be finding a location where the event could take place. The South Carleton High School grounds or the Richmond fairgrounds were suggested as possibilities. The RVA will be considering the idea further at a meeting sometime next year, possibly in June, but in time for the event to be organized if the RVA decides to proceed with it.
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Annual Bazaar November 17th r 9 am to 112pm pm Enjoy fresh baked goods, home-made arts and crafts and even get your holiday shopping started!
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Thank you Kanata! We are proud to be your
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h!S A BUSY WORKING MOTHER OF YOUNG CHILDREN )M VERY PROUD AND AMAZED that I have lost over 25lbs, 6 inches off my waist, have gone down 4 dress SIZES EATING MORE NUTRITIOUSLY AND ,/6% THE &%%,).'