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EMC news - It’s lighting up a Christmas tree but really it’s lighting up your true Christmas spirit. That’s what will happen at the second annual tree lighting ceremony at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville on Thursday, Nov. 29. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this tree lighting ceremony which is being hosted by the school’s student council. People are welcome to start arriving at 6 p.m. for the ceremony which will be held in the atrium at the school. Those planning to attend are urged to take along a canned food item for donation to the Stittsville Food Bank. Donations will also be collected for the CHEO Foundation and for the Ottawa Mission. The ceremony itself, which will include a blessing, will get underway at 6:30 p.m. It will include a perfor-
mance by the school choir along with the school’s string quartet. And things will not end with the lighting of the tree at this community event in celebration of the Christmas season. After the ceremony, there will be a number of activity tables which youngsters can enjoy. These will include cookie decorating, Christmas colouring, writing letters to Santa and more. In addition, hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be served. This tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 29 follows on the most successful inaugural event on Thursday, Dec. 1 last year which attracted over 200 parents, families, guests and students. Last year’s tree lighting ceremony led off with a parade of lights with students carrying candles to the foot of a stable which would later be the focus of a nativity scene. The singing of “Silent Night,” that most iconic of Christ-
mas hymns, began the ceremony. At last year’s ceremony, a tall tree in the three-storey atrium was lit in a threefold ceremony – the bottom third, the middle third and then the top third, ending with a tree that was a glow of lights. Christmas hymns such as “O Come All Yet Faithful,” “O Come Let Us Adore Him, Christ the Lord” and “Joy to the World” were sung, filling the atrium not only with their music but with the spirit of Christmas. Launching this family Christmas tree lighting ceremony last year was the initiative of both students and staff at Sacred Heart as it was a joint idea of both the student council and its teacher advisors. Everyone is invited to attend this year’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the atrium at Sacred Heart Catholic High School on Thursday, Nov. 29, starting at 6 p.m. with the ceremony itself taking place at 6:30 p.m. All ages are most welcome.
EMC news - Santa is coming to Stittsville this Saturday, Nov. 24. He will be a star attraction in the annual Parade of Lights which will make its way along Stittsville Main Street beginning at 6:30 p.m. But Santa won’t be the only attraction as the Parade of Lights this year promises to be the biggest and best yet, with over 40 floats already registered and more expected. This already exceeds last year’s number of floats. Stittsville’s firefighters are looking after all of the arrangements for Santa’s participation in the parade. So watch for him in the parade – he will be there, just like he has been in every Parade of Lights. He wouldn’t miss it and hopefully no Stittsville residents will either. Members of the Stittsville District Lions Club will be moving along the parade route collecting both cash and non-perishable food items for the Stittsville Food Bank. Onlookers are urged to be generous so that the Food Bank has all of the resources that it needs to help the less fortunate at Christmas time. This year’s Parade of Lights will be led by three grand marshals: Marion Gullock, Stittsville’s Senior Citizen of the Year; Helene Rivest, Stittsville’s Citizen of the Year; and Rachel Shavrnoch, Stittsville’s Youth Citizen of the Year. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. from the Carleton Board Depot across from Brown’s Your Independent Grocer and will head south, through the Carp Road/Stittsville Main Street intersection and along Stittsville Main Street. At the Stittsville Main Street/Abbott Street intersection at Village Square Park, a public address announcer will identify the various floats as they pass by. The parade will continue south to Carleton Cathcart Street (where St. Thomas Anglican Church is located) where the parade will end. Traffic will be blocked from entering Stittsville Main Street from side streets and adjacent parking lots while the parade is taking place. Motorists should take note of this and use alternative routes if on the road at the time of the parade. Immediately following the parade, there will be a ceremony at Village Square Park at which the Christmas lights on the trees at the park will be turned on to mark the beginning of the Christmas season in Stittsville. Hot chocolate will be served.
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EMC news - If you know your Christmas trivia, then the tenth annual Christmas Open House at Casual Elegance Fine Gifts in Stittsville this coming weekend is the place for you. Thatâ€™s because every half hour, there will be a prize given away to the person who is the ďŹ rst to correctly answer a Christmas trivia question announced in the shop. Now, Casual Elegance owner Chantelle Turcotte acknowledges that these Christmas trivia questions are not usually that difďŹ cult but nonetheless it takes a correct answer to win the prize being given away. This will be happening every half hour in the store both this Saturday, Nov. 24 and this Sunday, Nov. 25 during the annual Christmas Open House. But even if Christmas trivia is not your thing, if the spirit of Christmas is, then you should make sure that you drop into Casual Elegance Fine Gifts this coming weekend. You will enjoy the shelves and spaces ďŹ lled with Christmas items and gifts galore â€“ wreaths, aprons, little Christmas trees, candles, napkins, ornaments â€“ the shop is just a cornucopia of Christmas themed objects, all there to help make your Christmas and your Christmas gift giving easier and fun. And as for the prices â€“ well, there will be numerous in-store sales, leading you to think that Christmas has indeed come early for you. And if you donâ€™t win one of the half hourly Christmas trivia contests, you still are not out of luck. Thatâ€™s because you will be able to ďŹ ll out a ballot for one of three larger door prizes that will be given away following this Christmas Open House. But thereâ€™s more. Hot apple cider and cookies will be served throughout the weekend at the shop. Now talk JOHN CURRY/METROLAND
Chantelle Turcotte of Casual Elegance Fine Gifts in the Shops of Main Street Plaza on Stittsville Main Street at Carp Road in Stittsville holds one of the mesh wreaths which are something new on sale at the shop this year. Casual Elegance Fine Gifts is holding its tenth annual Christmas open house this coming Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25.
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EMC news - Two Goulbourn area singers will be among the ten performing at the Ottawa Idolâ€™s Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Villa Lucia Supper Club at 3430 Carling Avenue in Ottawa. These Ottawa Idol singers will be backed up by a seven piece band. Among the singers will be 19 year old Jennifer Lauren of Stittsville as well as 16 year old Ally Maheral of Munster. Ally was the 2012 Idol winner. Proceeds from this dinner/concert will go to support the Ottawa Idol music programs for local young singing talent. For the past nine years, this has been known as the Kiwanis Idol but the name has now been changed to Ottawa Idol to be a more inclusive name for the whole area. Tickets for the concert are $40 each which includes both the dinner and the show. The dinner happens at 6 p.m. while the show will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Villa Lucia at 613-596-1346 or Eldon Fox at 613-8319900 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . There will also be a silent auction held in conjunction with this dinner/concert.
about getting into the Christmas spirit! And make sure that you take a look at the pre-made mesh wreaths which the shop is now selling. This is the ďŹ rst year that these mesh wreaths are being sold. Previously the shop sold mesh bows that were great to place on top of a Christmas tree or even outside a home. This year the bows continue to be available but now owner Chantelle Turcotte, who makes them, has expanded into these mesh wreaths. There are different colours and even ones featuring a more premier type of mesh. Why not be the ďŹ rst among your family and friends to have one of these eye-catching wreaths? A selection is hanging up there in the shop. And they can be made and provided within 24 hours if the colour that you want has already been sold. Itâ€™s something unique and different. Casual Elegance owner Chantelle Turcotte admits that this annual Christmas Open House is always the shopâ€™s busiest weekend of the year. For the event, the shop is totally transformed into a Christmas spectacular and although this requires a lot of work, Chantelle says that she loves doing it. Itâ€™s well worth the time and effort to just drop in and browse around the shop for this event. Even if you were to leave with no purchases, you will deďŹ nitely be leaving with a lot of Christmas spirit and thatâ€™s something that will make your upcoming December a wonderful time. This tenth annual Christmas Open House will take place at Casual Elegance Fine Gifts this Saturday, Nov. 24 and this Sunday, Nov. 25. Casual Elegance Fine Gifts is located at the Shops of Main Street plaza (where Tim Hortons is located) on Stittsville Main Street at Carp Road in Stittsville.
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EMC news - A healing prayer service open to everyone is being held at the Community Bible Church in Stittsville on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. in the church auditorium. At this service, pastor Steve Stewart will speak about one of Jesusâ€™ healing miracles. Steve Jeffery will talk about the biggest prayer request of his life and Godâ€™s answer to it. And Iain Woolf will lead worship singing. There will also be several prayer teams available for prayer. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. You may have a prayer need involving yourself or your family or friends. Or you may simply want to support in silence or prayer those who have needs. The Community Bible Church is located at 1600 Stittsville Main Street beside the Stittsville Post OfďŹ ce.
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EMC news - Get ready for a WOW experience with the opening of the new King’s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) in Richmond. Slated to open at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 in its new 27,000 square foot premises in the newly developed shopping area at the corner of Perth Street and Shea Road at the eastern gateway to Richmond, this new King’s YIG offers not only a visual rainbow of colours and signage (a first WOW) but also all brand new fixtures, shelving, refrigerated units and equipment, wall to wall (a second WOW). But there’s more! You will be WOW’d with the vast, wide open area for fresh fruits and vegetables which greets the shopper entering the store – a area triple in size to what exists in the current King’s valu-mart at the Richmond Plaza and a space almost half of the store’s total floor area. “Our fresh offering is insane,” Chris King of King’s YIG says about the fresh selection that will be in the new store. And if this were not enough to get your WOW meter soaring, there’s the larger grocery section that will have eight aisles (the present valu-mart store has five and a half aisles) and in these aisles, you will find more selection, both in variety and in sizes. There’s now the space to do this. In addition, you will be amazed (another WOW) at the prices thanks to the switch to the Your Independent Grocer banner. You will find everyday prices on the shelf more competitive with more specials than was possible under the valu-mart banner. And from the moment you enter the store, you encounter a salad bar, a sandwich area, a bakery, a deli, dips and cheeses galore, offerings not only of meat but also seafood, and on it goes – more types of pizza, more bread choice – just more of virtually everything. WOW! And all of these sections – such as Dairy Products, Butcher Shop, From the Oven, Produce, Frozen Favourites, Delicatessen, and Health and Beauty – are colourfully and boldly identified. Each sec-
tion has its own colour which is why a rainbow of colour pervades the store – yellow, green, red, blue, brown and white. This is sure to evoke a WOW or two from you. “We’ve got all the bells and whistles,” owner Chris King says about the new store. He points out that the store’s bakery will now be able to handle special requests. No longer will be birthday cake just consist of writing “Happy Birthday” on it in frosting. Now specially made cakes will be available thanks to his full-time baker. He calls this a “very exciting” aspect of the new store. WOW! There is no pharmacy in the store but there is an extensive, expanded “Health and Beauty” aisle. There also is no coffee bar in the new store, a popular feature in the current valumart. But there is the new Tim Hortons right near the store in this new shopping area, complete with drive-thru, so the lack of a coffee bar should not be missed. Indeed, the new store will have a soup counter, a new offering. The new King’s YIG will be selling Christmas trees this year, something that was never done at the existing valumart store. In addition, in the spring, the garden centre will be larger – get those green thumbs ready! There’s lot of parking at the new King’s YIG, including several designated handicapped spots, and there will be shopping carts galore, with 150 carts, all brand new, up from the 55 used at the existing valu-mart. The cashier checkouts at the new King’s YIG will be staffed with many of the friendly, knowledgeable cashiers that have served customers for years at the valumart. In addition, they will now have phone pagers in order to be able to contact a store department quickly to confirm a price. And what’s even better, all groceries will continue to be bagged by YIG staff. But despite all the WOW’s and larger size, owner Chris King is emphatic that the store, through its décor, its layout and its staff, will continue to provide the “small town feel” that customers have come to expect and enjoy at the existing valu-mart.
The new King’s Your Independent Grocer will be opening in these brand-new 27,000 square foot premises, with 19,000 square foot of sales area, almost double the 10,000 square feet of sales area in the existing King’s valu-mart at the Richmond Plaza, on Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 a.m. The new premises are located in the new shopping area at the corner of Perth Street and Shea Road in Richmond. He says that features in the new store such as the vastly bigger fresh section, the salad bar and the décor with its bright colours is not only an attempt to get back to an emphasis on fresh produce and groceries but also is an effort to have an “inviting” and homey store that fits with the community. “People can call this store theirs,” Mr. King said, noting that the staff, many of whom have served customers for years at the valu-mart, will be continuing to offer fast and friendly service. He, though, has hired more staff, virtually doubling the number, because of the larger store and just more product to handle but also because of the enhanced emphasis on fresh products, a more labour intensive situation. As Mr. King explains it, staff provides the “TLC” that ensures the very freshest product is on sale at all times. No product will be transferred from the valu-mart when it closes to the new store. All product in the new store is brand new, just like all of the store’s fixtures and equipment. As of this coming Monday, Nov. 26, Mr. King will be offering 25 percent off on purchases at the existing valumart store in an effort to reduce the inventory there and to thank customers for their support and patronage. Any inventory left over when the valu-mart store at the Richmond Plaza closes for good late Wednesday, Nov. 28, or
early Thursday, Nov. 29 will be taken to another store, with any leftover fresh produce hopefully to go to the Food Bank. Thursday, Nov. 29 will be the day when Mr. King and his staff get the new King’s YIG all set to go, with the opening slated for Friday, Nov. 30 at 8
a.m. Friday, Nov. 30 will see the first 500 customers receive President’s Choice gift bags including a bag of President’s Choice decadent cookies. There will also be a two-piece band on hand and balloon artists will be there, forming balloons into various creative
forms. Cake and coffee will be served. Radio station Hot 89.9 will be on site with a remote broadcast on Saturday, Dec. 1. King’s YIG will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week. The current valu-mart has been closing at 9 p.m.
Chris King is experiencing exciting times these days as he supervises the relocation of his business from the Richmond Plaza, where he has operated under the valu-mart banner, to his new premises in the new shopping area at the corner of Perth Street and Shea Road in Richmond where he will be operating in brand-new surroundings under the Your Independent Grocer banner. The new store opens on Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 a.m.
Here and there around village of Richmond EMC news –City of Ottawa paving plans for 2013 including repaving Ottawa Street east of McBean Street and King Street from Ottawa Street north to the Jock River…The ornamental Christmas light decorations have now been installed on light/ hydro posts along both Perth Street and McBean Street….During a recent overnight, a theft or thieves siphoned fuel from a vehicle parked in a driveway on King Street….Susan Cobill of Richmond is involved with the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group which meets every Tuesday at the Barrhaven United Church. The group is holding an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 27 to which anyone interested is welcome. The group’s website can be found at http://www.tops.org . Susan can be contacted at 613-838-5357 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information…Among those who took part in the Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph at Memorial Park on Sunday, Nov. 11, Remembrance Day, were South Carleton High School student Kashamina Ghelani, who played the trumpet for 4 Stittsville News EMC - Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Last Post and Reveille; Sacred Heart Catholic High School student Ryan Jones who recited the poem “In Flanders Fields”; and the South Carleton High School band which was directed by Andrew Walker. The band played “O Canada” at the beginning of the service and “God Save the Queen” at the end of the service. It also played the hymn “Abide With Me” during the service…Don’t forget that St. Philip’s Parish is holding its annual Christmas bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the church hall at the corner of Burke Street and Fortune Street. Everyone is welcome to attend and pick up some delicious baked goods…The sixth annual Sarah McCarthy Memorial golf tournament last August at the Manderley golf club benefitted from the generosity of numerous sponsors and participants. The funds raised benefit Friends of Hospice Ottawa, the Military Families Resource Centre, the Richmond Branch 625 of the Royal Canadian legion, Main Street Community Services in Stittsville and bursaries at South Carleton High School,
Goulbourn Middle School and Richmond Public School. Sarah died on Nov. 27, 2005 in a tragic and fatal incident in which she was struck by a cab and dragged 1.4 kilometers from the Kanata Centrum onto highway 417…The new Tim Hortons at the new shopping area at the corner of Perth Street and Shea Road (where the new King’s Your Independent Grocer will be opening on Friday, Nov. 30) has now opened. It will be open 24 hours a day…The Christmas lights are now on the trees and all ready to go for the Lighting of the Park ceremony at Memorial Park which will happen on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. Boyd Dulmage, who agreed to look after these tree lights this year due to the absence of Judy Wagdin who has traditionally looked after this function, was at Memorial Park last Saturday, putting up the lights on the trees and checking them with the assistance of a bucket truck from Golden Triangle Signs…A craft and bake sale was held at the Richmond Lodge on Perth Street last Saturday morning, Nov. 17…
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lisk. This square stands at the spot where the guillotine was erected to behead those like Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution. And no visit, via photos or otherwise, would be complete without a photo of the Eiffel Tower, once one of the world’s tallest structures. “The symbol of Paris is the Eiffel Tower, no doubt about it,” Mr. Lemke said. His photo tour of Paris also include scenes of the Elysee Palace, ofﬁcial residence of the French president, as well as the Seine River, an opera house and downtown attractions like city hall and the church where Napoleon’s tomb is now housed. “What impressive buildings in Paris – unbelievable,” Mr. Lemke exclaimed. He showed the Luxembourg Gardens which surrounds the Luxembourg Palace which now houses the French Senate and a museum of ﬁne arts. “It’s known as the peaceful haven in the heart of Paris,” Mr. Lemke said about the Luxembourg Gardens. And no visit to Paris could be complete R0011294477
EMC news - A public library can take you to so many places through the pages of its books. It’s a travel agency for the mind. But on Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library also became a visual vehicle for travel as travel raconteur Gurt Lemke of Kanata gave a slide presentation in the meeting room showing scenes from two of the world’s great capital cities, Berlin and Paris. The photos, accompanied by Mr. Lemke’s commentary, were taken during a 2009 trip to these cities. His presentation began with photos showing Berlin which since 1995 has been the capital of the uniﬁed German state. He described Berlin of today as a “vibrant,” “clean” and “sophisticated” city, praising its ornate rococo and grand baroque architecture, noting that even buildings rebuilt after the Second World War are identical to their former appearance. But Mr. Lemke also pointed out that there is also ultra modern architecture in Berlin, built since the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. He was particularly effusive about the wide boulevards which can be found in downtown Berlin – a central area for pedestrians and cyclists, ﬂanked by two lanes of trafﬁc on each side, each of which has an associated parking lane, beyond which is another wide sidewalk. “Absolutely phenomenal,” he said. Among the scenes of Berlin that he showed was a photo of the Brandenburg Gate which he called the “quintessential symbol of Berlin” today. His photographic tour of Berlin also included photos of the current Parliament building with its new glass dome which allows people to look down into the parliamentary cham-
ber, of a section of the Berlin wall that still exists, of the Checkpoint Charlie guard booth which at one time was the only access point through the Berlin wall to then-East Germany; and of the downtown Berlin opera house. Mr. Lemke told how people in Berlin as well as in Europe in general seem to be fascinated by anything to do with North American native culture and also with polar bears. He also showed photos taken in Potsdam which is a former resort town for the wealthy and former German royalty which lies about 20 kilometers outside Berlin. One of its features is the “Hunters’ Gate” which is one of six city gates which used to allow access to Potsdam. He showed photos of a number of German palaces which were built by the German Kaiser and other royalty. One of these palaces in Potsdam was where wartime leaders Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin met at the end of the Second World War to determine what would be the future of Germany in the postwar period. The second part of Mr. Lemke’s photo presentation dealt with Paris, the capital of France. “If I had to sum up Paris, I would call it the city of culture,” he said in introducing his photo tour of the city. He noted the city’s architecture, its artists’ community and the presence of the Sorbonne, a university which dates back centuries. He explained about the Champs Elysees, Paris’ wide avenue that is perhaps the most famous street in the world. He showed a photo of the Arc de Triomphe, located at the western end of the Champs Elysees which honours those killed in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. At the other end of the Champs Elysees is the Place de la Concorde featuring a tall obe-
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without note of the Louvre, the world famous art gallery housed in a former Royal palace. A person could spend a week at the Louvre and still not see everything, Mr. Lemke said. Other Paris features shown by Mr. Lemke included the Bastille opera house, located on the spot where the Bastille prison used to be, and Notre Dame Cathedral, built on the site of a Roman temple. But Paris is more than just historic buildings. Mr. Lemke showed an area of Paris where there are ultra modern ofﬁce buildings, an area that apparently is the largest collection of tall modern buildings in Europe today. He called the architecture at this area “phenomenal” with every structure different. Mr. Lemke also showed photos of the Palace at Versailles which he said took 36,000 workers 50 years to build. He said that in viewing Versailles, the one thought that entered his mind was “excess” as he called it almost decadent in its luxury. He expressed the thought that the excess as demonstrated by Versailles was perhaps the genesis of the French Revolution.
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What’s up, doc, around village of Stittsville EMC news – The Christmas stars are up again for another holiday season on the light standards along the west side of Stittsville Main Street from Mulkins Street to Elm Crescent (north)…A new barber shop, called the “Heads Up Barber Shop,” and advertising itself as an old fashioned style barber shop, is to open soon at the Ultramar Gas plaza on Stittsville Main Street. It will be located in the former Stittsville Bakery premises at the west end of the plaza….Work has now started with ground grading and excavation for a new section of sidewalk that will run along the east side of Stittsville Main Street from Fernbank Road to Cherry Drive, all along Bell Memorial Park. This will mean continuous sidewalk from Fernbank Road right through to Hazeldean Road…The Knights of Columbus Council at Holy Spirit Parish hosted an information evening in the Parish Hall last Thursday, Nov. 15 at which local ﬁeld agent David Gallagher gave a presentation about the beginnings of the Knights of Columbus and about the non-proﬁt organization’s growth over the years since its founding in 1882. He explained about the various insurance products ranging from life insurance to annuities to long term care insurance that are available to Knights of Columbus members…The street running off Stittsville Main Street going into the yet-to-be-built Reverie Quarters townhouse and commercial development beside the Stittsville Legion Hall was paved last Thursday as the site gets serviced and prepared for its new housing units…Marie White, who is the sister of Louise Beggs of Stittsville and who is a writer, photographer and substitute copy editor with the Quebec City Chronicle-Telegraph, recently talked to a class of journalism students at CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence about the realities of print journalism. It was reported on the front
page of the Chronicle-Telegraph which calls itself North America’s oldest newspaper, having been published since 1764…A toy show with the proceeds going to CHEO was held at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street last Sunday, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. …The shopping area at the northeast corner of Hazeldean Road and Iber Road/Huntmar Drive where Food Basics and Toys “R” Us, as well as the TD Canada Trust, Penningtons, First Choice Hair Cutters and the Hazeldean Veterinary Clinic are located is called The Shoppes at Fairwinds. The new Shoppers Drug Mart at this shopping area has announced that it will be opening on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013…There’s a craft fair happening at the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena this coming weekend, running on both Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is being held as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Humane Society… The Pocopazzo Restaurant at the Jackson Trails Centre plaza at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Hazeldean Road has been raising funds to help out seven year old Anderson “Bihler and his mom Shelley Black as they go through Anderson’s recovery from a brain aneurysm and massive stroke which he suffered last June. From Thursday, Nov. 15 through to Wednesday, Nov. 21, Pocopazzo donated one dollar for every entrée order at the restaurant to the Help Anderson Heal fund…Work is well underway on the new children’s playground at the front of the
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Goulbourn Recreation Complex, just left of the main entrance. Blue and green coloured play structures are being erected…Author Sandra Nikolai will be having a book singing at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) at 1300 Stittsville Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This will be for her ﬁrst mystery novel, entitled “False Impressions,” which is the ﬁrst book in a planned Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery Series….The Christmas lights on the trees at the southwest corner of Stittsville Main Street and Hazeldean Road beside the Welcome to Stittsville sign are now lit up and shining for the Christmas season thanks to the efforts of members of the Stittsville District Lions Club. The Lions Club each year looks after these Christmas lights as well as the Christmas lights on the trees at Village Square…Cobina Delaney of Stittsville scored a breakaway goal for the Robert Morris University Colonials women’s hockey team in its 3-2 victory over the Rensselaer Engineers team in a game at Troy, New York last Friday. This goal, which was Cobina’s second goal in two games, proved to be the game winning goal... The atrium at Sacred Heart High School was the site for the “Shopapalooza” craft sale which was hosted by the Pointe of Grace Competitive Dance Team last Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There were 30 or so crafts people and vendors at the event which also featured door prizes. Pointe of Grace Dance Company is located on Iber Road…Bagpipers run in the history of the Warner family as related by June Warner of Stittsville in remarks that she told during the question and answer period at last Saturday’s November meeting of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society at the Stittsville Legion Hall. She told how her grandfather was a piper with the Black Watch in World War One. This tradition was carried on by her son Regan who also became a bagpiper in the Black Watch. Her grandson Jordan McConnell is also a bagpiper, having recently played at the Remembrance Day service in Stittsville. In addition, Jordan’s sister Michaela is a bagpiper as is another of her grandchildren. Yes, bagpiping seems to run in the veins of this family…The application to subdivide the property at what is now 8 Hobin Street into four separate parcels of land in order to construct four detached dwellings is going before the city of Ottawa’s committee of adjustment on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. at Ben Franklin Place at Centrepointe. This application is consistent with the approved zoning of the property and with discussions with the surrounding community that led to this application to create for separate parcels of land for the site…
VILLE D’OTTAWA AVIS DE PROPOSITION DE MODIFICATION DE ZONAGE
Lands subject to the proposal: The proposed zoning amendment affects Ward 6 - Stittsville.
Terrain(s) visé(s) par la proposition : La présente proposition de modiﬁcation du Règlement de zonage vise Quartier 6 - Stittsville.
Purpose and effect of the proposed amendment: This is a proposal to extend the temporary zoning requirement to provide two parking spaces, which may be provided in tandem, for detached, semi-detached, and multiple attached dwellings in R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 zones in Stittsville where the required front yard setback or corner side yard setback is 3 m or less.
Objet et effet de la modiﬁcation proposée : Il s’agit d’une demande de prolongement de l’exigence de zonage temporaire visant à fournir deux places de stationnement, qui peuvent être aménagées en tandem, destinées aux habitations unifamiliales, jumelées et multifamiliales contiguës dans les zones R1, R2, R3, R4 et R5 à Stittsville, alors que le retrait requis de cour avant ou de cour latérale d’angle est limité à 3 m ou moins.
This temporary zoning requirement was originally introduced as a means to address parking pressures in residential neighbourhoods in Stittsville, until such a time as the issue can be addressed more comprehensively through a broad review of suburban subdivision development standards. Given that this review is ongoing, it is proposed to extend the temporary provision until December 31, 2013.
Cette exigence de zonage temporaire fut à l’origine mise en place en vue de résoudre les pressions de stationnement dans les quartiers résidentiels de Stittsville, jusqu’à ce que ce problème puisse être résolu sous tous ses aspects dans le cadre d’un examen global des normes d’aménagement des lotissements suburbains. Cet examen étant en cours, il est proposé de prolonger la validité de cette disposition temporaire jusqu’au 31 décembre 2013.
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Renseignements complémentaires : Rendez-vous sur Ottawa.ca/devapps et saisissez le numéro de dossier D02-02-12-0115 dans le champ « Recherche » aﬁn d’accéder aux plans, aux études ou aux rapports qui traitent de cette question.
Submission requirements: The City of Ottawa would like to receive any comments concerning this proposal. Please forward comments to the undersigned planner via mail, telephone, facsimile or e-mail by December 17, 2012. Comments received will be considered in the evaluation of the proposal.
Exigences de soumission : Les commentaires reçus par la poste, par téléphone, par télécopieur ou par courriel au plus tard le 17 décembre 2012 seront pris en compte dans l’évaluation de cette proposition.
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting (meeting date, time and location to be determined) or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa before the proposed by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Ottawa to the Ontario Municipal Board, nor may such person or public body be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.
Si une personne ou un organisme public ne formule pas d’observations orales à une réunion publique (date, heure et lieu de la séance à déterminer), ou ne présente pas de commentaires écrits concernant la demande à la Ville d’Ottawa avant l’adoption du règlement, la personne ou l’organisme public ne pourra pas interjeter appel de la décision du Conseil municipal d’Ottawa devant la Commission des affaires municipales de l’Ontario, et ladite personne ou ledit organisme public ne pourra non plus être joint en tant que partie à l’audition de l’appel devant la Commission des affaires municipales de l’Ontario à moins que, de l’avis de la Commission, il existe des motifs raisonnables de le faire.
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Taking green bin recycling to new heights
he city should be applauded for moving ahead with a plan to deliver the full spectrum of recycling possibilities to apartment dwellers. A plan approved by a city committee last week would see all types of recycling services â€“ including green bins â€“ available to people living in new multi-residential buildings. Garbage isnâ€™t a sexy topic, but it is an expensive one.
If residents of this city donâ€™t divert trash from the Trail Road landfill into coloured recycling bins, weâ€™ll fill up the dump and be forced to send our waste further afield. The cost will be enormous â€“ just as the cost of building a new landfill would be enormous â€“ so itâ€™s best to delay that outcome, and recycling is the solution the city is backing. In 2010, 53,349 tonnes of organic waste were collected from Ottawa homes; in
2011, that number rose only slightly to 55,063. A few people who live in apartments have been part of a pilot project to see how green bins might work for all multi-residential buildings. There are challenges presented by multi-unit residences, because places such as apartment complexes rarely have space to store green bins. The cityâ€™s plan under review would require landlords to construct waste handling
systems for future buildings. The cost of adding recycling space during the construction of a new building is minimal when compared to retrofitting. Itâ€™s a small price to pay and the sooner new buildings come with recycling space, the more waste can be diverted from the landfill. Given that the city is encouraging intensified development, we can expect to see more people in apartments in the future. Making sure all
those apartment dwellers can sort and store recyclables is critical. There will be challenges, and some were discussed at a recent meeting of the cityâ€™s planning committee. If bins are not located near apartment entrances, people with mobility issues will have a hard time participating. Councillors are understandably worried about putting in place a policy that may leave residents on the outside looking in.
Hopefully this will be the first step towards adapting the green bin program to work at existing multiunit residential properties, which would allow organic waste diversion to become even more widespread. It is entirely conceivable that solutions implemented at new buildings could be retrofitted to work at existing structures. But until that time the city is taking the appropriate steps to ensure that even if some people canâ€™t or wonâ€™t do their part and recycle, Ottawa is moving in the right direction on the waste management file.
Awaiting the pre-population explosion The first 20 minutes on Heron Road were spent wondering why nobody was moving, especially me. The next three minutes were spent wondering why nobody bothered to put up a CONSTRUCTION sign until we were almost at the construction and the two minutes after that were spent wondering why somebody couldnâ€™t have let us all know 25 minutes ago the left lane was the one that was going to end. All the information available in the world, all the ultra-modern means of transmitting it and we sit there on Heron Road, motionless and clueless. Surely this information could have been pre-populated somewhere. The radio didnâ€™t have anything and itâ€™s against the law to fiddle with your phone to find out. A caveman sitting where Heron Road is now would have had just as much information as we did. All of which leads to a profound conclusion: We have all kinds of information available to us, more than ever before. Your phone probably has more information in it than all the worldâ€™s libraries in 1912, for all I know. So yes, we have all kinds of information available to us. We just donâ€™t have the right kind. Some day soon all this will be fixed. We will have the equivalent of smartphones implanted in us, perhaps. They will tell us which lane to be in, which roads to avoid, when the snowplow is coming, which parking lots are not full, which stores still have the toy we wanted to buy for Christmas. We will be pre-populated like crazy. But will this make us happy? Probably not. We will be distracted by too much information, confused over having too many choices. You can see it happening now and it can only get worse. It is possible that we will long for the good old days when there was only one thing at a time we needed to now and we knew how to find it. Strange as it may seem, we may one day look nostalgically back on being stuck in traffic, on Heron Road, blissful in our ignorance on the way to the Idiot Drivers Hall of Fame.
CHARLES GORDON Funny Town
went to fill out one of those online forms the other day and when I got to about the second page of it, I found out that it had been pre-populated. Yes. There was a note there saying that as a convenience to me, parts of the form had been pre-populated. The room, all of a sudden, felt crowded. But what it meant was that parts of the form had already been filled in with information that the website already knew about me. That wasnâ€™t very much, as it turned out, just my name and not even my phone number. You can imagine, however, how alarming it would be to be subject to more extensive pre-population. This, in a way, is what all the concern about online privacy is about. People put stuff about themselves up there and it hangs around and hangs around. There are probably a lot more people than you think who know where you live, your telephone number and email address. And there are others who know things about your buying habits. If you are worried about your personal pre-population exceeding that, you have to be careful. For example, I would never tell put it online that the other day I decided to use Baseline and Heron as a quicker way to get from west to east. Nobody does that, right? Well, the Queensway looked really slow, so I made one of those instant decisions that took me right to the Idiot Drivers Hall of Fame. Mind you, it took quite a while to get there. There were all the stoplights, and then the 25 minutes it took to get from Heron Road Bridge to Riverside.
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Should revenue sharing terms for a new casino be a factor in the cityâ€™s decision to allow one to be built?
A) Yes. If OLG wonâ€™t offer the same
A) Offer businesses a â€˜tax holidayâ€™ to set up shop in job-poor wards such as OrlĂŠans.
B) No. The broader economic impact
B) Invest in transit, infrastructure to attract businesses.
C) No. We shouldnâ€™t be building a new
C) Offer citywide incentives â€“ council shouldnâ€™t favour individual wards.
D) I donâ€™t care. It all seems like a political shell game anyway.
D) Do nothing. Itâ€™s up to the market to determine economic activity.
terms as the new slots deal, we shouldnâ€™t allow a new casino.
of a new casino is enough to go ahead. casino under any circumstances.
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Hot chocolate, karaoke, darts at Stittsville Legion Hall Barb Vant’Slot Special to the News
This Saturday, Nov. 24, the Parade of Lights with a float entered by the Stittsville Legion will pass right by the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street. Anyone who is waiting for the parade is most welcome to drop into the Legion Hall to keep warm and to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. “Karaoke” with Yellow Dory will host a Christmas pot luck evening on Saturday, Dec. 15. Everyone is asked to bring a small dish. There will be lots of prizes and fun. Everyone in the community is welcome. The darts season at the Stittsville Legion is turning out great. The “turkey shoot” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8 with all dart players welcome to sign up. Deadline for signing up is Friday, Nov. 30.
Anyone, not just Legion members, can take part in playing pool at the Legion Hall on Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. For more information, please email Fred Appel at appelpit@rogers. com . Lunch is served at the Legion Hall every Friday. Everyone is welcome to drop in. On Friday evenings, there is darts, music and a movie at the Legion hall. Again, everyone is welcome to attend. Bingo is played every Wednesday starting at 6:45 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Euchre is played every Tuesday starting at 1:15 p.m. while euchre is also played on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs lounge. These Thursday evening euchres will cease at the end of November. Everyone in the community is welcome to the bingo and the euchres. Frank Windsor, who handles juvenile sports for the Stittsville Legion, would like to
thank all of the volunteers from the Legion for their assistance on poppy blitz day. The success of the day would not be achievable without the support of Stittsville’s young hockey players, the volunteer drivers and the generosity of the residents of the community. Frank extends a big thank you to Charlene from the Stittsville Minor Hockey Association for her work in recruiting the teams for the blitz. Stittsville Legion president Norm Fortin would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked so hard preparing for and staging the Remembrance Day activities. Many compliments were received about the day. He also wants to thank all of the volunteers who spent so many hours in the local stores for the poppy campaign. This was key in ensuring the huge success of this year’s poppy campaign. The Legion’s early bird campaign for
membership will finish at the end of this month. You need to register before that to be eligible for the draw to win one of two free memberships for next year. The next meeting of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Stittsville Legion will take place this coming Monday, Nov. 26. Mike O’Connell had the most lone hands at the euchre party at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Eva Brown had the ladies’ high score with Norma Davies as the runner-up. Garnet Vaughn had the men’s high score with Dick Ross placing second. Sharon Legault had the hidden score while Denise Froment had the low score. Door prizes were won by Dorothy Jessiman and Colleen McGillvray.
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Food Bank tree at Brown’s YIG At the launching of the Stittsville Food Bank angel tree at Brown’s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville last Saturday, Nov. 17 are, at the front, kneeling, city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, left, and Stittsville Food Bank chair Theresa Qadri, right; second row, kneeling, from left, Patrick Carty, Robert Brown, Jenna Valazic and Jordan Herr, all of Brown’s YIG; and, back row, standing, from left, Lynn Rook of the Stittsville Food Bank; Lorraine Varriano of Brown’s YIG; Fran Reardon of Brown’s YIG; Gisele Genest, customer service manager of Brown’s YIG; Courtney Lyon of Brown’s YIG; Barbara Cordukes of the Stittsville Food Bank; Carly Clifton of Brown’s YIG; Shelley Brown of the Stittsville Food Bank; Doug Ward of Brown’s YIG; Janice LeBlanc of the Stittsville Food Bank; and Robin Derrick of the Stittsville Food Bank.
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Friendship Club’s Christmas luncheon on Nov. 28 Carole Herbert and Helen James Special to the News
The next Friendship Club luncheon will be Club’s Christmas luncheon 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-members. Donations of food items or money for the Food Bank are requested. The menu will be a turkey dinner with roast potatoes, dressing, vegetables and dessert. Entertainment will be provided by the Goulbourn Male Chorus. Please phone Gloria at 613-831-8819 or Rosemary at 613836-6354 by this Friday, Nov. 23 to reserve your place. There will be no Club luncheon in the month of December. Note that the Club’s January, February and March luncheons will be held at the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. The election of the Club executive and presentation of the Club’s financial statement will happen at the January luncheon. There is still a need for a recording secretary for the Club. Club luncheons are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 12 noon. To join the Friendship Club, please contact Lorraine Gillies at 613-599-3297. Everyone is welcome and the cost is only $15 per year.
Friendship Club activities at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena are shuffleboard on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. (contact Shirley Healey at 613-831-2712); carpet bowling on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (contact Helen James at 613-836-6766 or Mary Lou at 613-836-4291); and bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m.
(contact Lorraine Gillies at 613-599-3297). Friendship Club activities at the Pretty Street Community Centre are exercise on Mondays at 10 a.m. (contact Helen James at 613-836-6766); bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m. (contact Ray Huffman at 613-836-6363); and euchre on Fridays at 7 p.m. (contact Heather Brown at 613-838-2743). The Friendship Club used to offer line dancing but this activity has been discontinued due to insufficient participants.
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Olympic figure skater Elizabeth Manley on ice at Richmond arena Special to the News
EMC sports - The ice surface at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre arena was home to royalty last Saturday afternoon, No. 17. It was not British royalty but rather sports royalty in the form of an ice skating queen, namely renowned Canadian figure skater Elizabeth Manley. She was at the arena to pro-
vide some on-ice instruction to members of the Goulbourn Skating Club while also signing autographs and chatting with onlookers and skaters alike. Elizabeth is friends with some of the Goulbourn Skating Club coaches who also coach in Gloucester. During her visit to Richmond last Saturday, she said that she believes that the last time that
she was at the Richmond arena was in 1980. Elizabeth Manley is best known for her spectacular performance in the 1988 Olympics in Calgary where she was not considered to be a contender, let alone medal hopeful. After solid performances in both the compulsory figures and the short program, she was in third place behind East
German skater Katarina Witt and American skater Debi Thomas going into the long program. Elizabeth ended up giving the performance of her life, winning the long program and almost upsetting Witt for the Olympic title as she won the silver medal. Her amazing performance made her a national celebrity in Canada. After the Olympics, she
retired from amateur skating and turned professional, competing in numerous ice shows, television specials and professional events over the years. She now works as a figure skating coach and occasional media commentator while also serving as an inspirational speaker dealing with motivation, health awareness, mental illness, depression, surviving loss and living with
loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s. She currently lives in Orleans. She has become a spokesperson for mental health issues due to her own battle with depression during her skating career. She has also spoken about ovarian cancer from which her mother died in 2008 and about Alzheimer’s disease from which her father died in 2010.
Olympic silver medal skater Elizabeth Manley, right, demonstrates how to do a small turn and slow spin for Goulbourn Skating Club member Taylor Biooette, left, on the ice at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre arena in Richmond last Saturday afternoon, Nov. 17.
Melanie Henderson, left, an adult skater with the Goulbourn Skating Club, and her daughter Tiana Henderson, centre, who is holding a photograph of Olympic figure skater Elizabeth Manley, right, get an opportunity to meet the renowned Canadian skater during her visit to the Richmond Memorial Community Centre arena to give some on-ice instruction to members of the Goulbourn Skating Club last Saturday, Nov. 17.
Olympic silver medal figure skater Elizabeth Manley, centre, gives Goulbourn Skating Club skater Ava McLean, left, some tips on doing a slow spin at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre arena in Richmond last Saturday, Nov. 17, as skater Chloe Patterson, right, looks on.
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Jacob Walker, left, and Meghan Watt, right, colour holiday-themed pictures as they take part in the activities held by the Goulbourn Skating Club at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre hall in Richmond last Saturday afternoon, Nov. 17 prior to the visit by Olympic figure skater Elizabeth Manley for some on-ice instruction.
Shelley Malo, left, applies a face painting design on the cheek of Rhiannon Marshall, right, during the activities held by the Goulbourn Skating Club at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre arena hall last Saturday afternoon prior to the arrival of Elizabeth Manley for on-ice skating instruction.
Kaylie Debec-Therien makes a snowman in a craft activity at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre hall in Richmond last Saturday afternoon, Nov. 17. The Goulbourn Skating Club hosted the activities as a prelude to a visit by figure skater Elizabeth Manley for onice instruction. JOHN BRUMMELL/ METROLAND
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Dairy relates wartime activities of nursing sister John Curry firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC news - It offered a different view of World War One. Not only because it dealt with the wartime activities of a nursing sister but also because much of the story was derived from the pages of a diary that covered 20 months of these activities. That’s why the presentation by Deborah Brummell of Stittsville about her great, great aunt Emeline Robinson, a First World War nursing sister, at last Saturday’s November meeting of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society at the Stittsville Legion Hall engaged the audience and generated a bevy of questions and wartime stories in its wake. Delving into the wartime story of her great, great aunt began for Deborah Brummell, a Stittsville native, when she took a nursing history class during her nursing studies. This led her eventually to a diary which Emeline Robinson had kept during a key period of her wartime service which in turn led her to prepare a more formal document which
she presented at a Winnipeg gathering a couple of years ago. Emeline Robinson, she told those at the Historical Society meeting, became a member of the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Sister Reserve, answering a call in 1916 from the British government that went out to all nurses including those in the so-called “colonies” such as Canada. Ms. Brummell explained that many of the short, brief entries in the diary deal with her great, great aunt’s activities on her days off and about friends and very little writing is about the war itself or her experiences working with wounded soldiers. Such comments were few and usually brief such as “Hard work day,” and “Vimy was taken today.” She did, though, give her impressions of English personnel and actions which were not generally positive. She deplored how trained nursing sisters like herself had to work with untrained workers such as Voluntary Aide Detachments (VAD) and Orderlies. “VAD no good!” was one
succinct comment found in the dairy. Emeline Robinson was working in a hospital in France in Nov. 1916. In June 1917, she was assigned to the ambulance train. In Oct. 1917, she was back at a hospital in England. The diary itself ends abruptly in early 1918 with the entry “On duty today” even though there were still more pages available for entries. Ms. Brummell admitted that so far she has no clue why Emeline stopped writing in the diary. Ms. Brummell noted that her great, great aunt at times seemed to “fib” a little as on some documents she identifies herself as being from three years to ten years younger than she actually was. Ms. Brummell said that she has transcribed the diary and hopes to publish it. Following the war, Emeline Robinson ended up in Edmonton where she worked as a nurse. In her presentation, Ms. Brummell used a screen on which she projected pictures showing Emeline Robinson, both in her nursing uniform
and later in life with family, as well as documents and a diary page.
Ms. Brummell’s presentation was also augmented by displays of newspaper clip-
pings and wartime memorabilia related to the role of women in wartime.
Georgia Derrick, left, of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society and Deborah Brummell, right, who was the guest speaker at the Historical Society’s November meeting last Saturday, Nov. 17, hold a display of officer’s buttons and medals along with a photograph of World War One nursing sister Emeline Robinson who was the focus of Ms. Brummell’s presentation to the Historical Society.
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EMC news - Villagefest may be going to the dogs – literally. The annual September community event organized by the Stittsville Village Association (SVA) is going to be re-focused after this year’s mediocre turnout. It might just end up with more emphasis on
dogs, building on this year’s successful dog show. SVA president Marilyn Jenkins suggested this enlarged dog theme when she brought up the future of Villagefest at the last SVA executive meeting, saying that this is one possibility for a revamped Villagefest. This increased focus on dogs might include adding dog agility trials and other
dog-related events to the Villagefest agenda while also offering less entertainment. SVA director Christine Hartig, who judged this year’s first-ever dog show at Villagefest, suggested that the revamped Villagefest might be called “Dog Day Afternoon.” President Jenkins admitted that while the weather was great for this year’s Villagefest activities at Village Square
Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, the turnout of residents was only “so so.” She said that a review of Villagefest revealed that Villagefest has to change. “We need to come up with something different,” she said, noting that a lot of time and energy and sponsorship goes into the event. “We just didn’t have that many people,” she said about this year’s Villagefest.
One thing that has been decided is that Villagefest will in the future happen on the weekend after the Labour Day weekend. This will become the firm date for the event. In recent years, the date for Villagefest has moved around in September and early October as the SVA has tried to avoid conflict with other major events like the Richmond and Carp Fairs.
All of the other community events staged by the SVA have permanent dates on the calendar and now Villagefest will have one as well. Other community events hosted by the SVA include the Canada Day celebrations on Canada Day, the Parade of Lights on the last Saturday in November and Art and Authors in the Park on the last Sunday in May.
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Principal at A. Lorne Cassidy Scott Martin is the new principal at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School this year. He comes to the school after serving as principal at Glashan Public School in Ottawa for the past three years. He is a former vice-principal at A. Lorne Cassidy.
EMC news - Friends of Hospice Ottawa is busy on the special event circuit these days. Coming off its ninth annual Christmas luncheon and fashion show on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Irish Hills Golf and Country Club on Carp Road which raised over $11,000, making it the most successful fashion show event ever hosted by Friends of Hospice Ottawa, the next special event being hosted by Friends of Hospice Ottawa is a Christmas concert. This Christmas concert featuring the Orpheus Chorus Group will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Young Road just off Hazeldean Road in Kanata. It will start with a reception featuring homemade Christmas treats at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert and associated singalong at 7:30 p.m. Senator Vern White, Ottawa’s former police chief, will be a special guest at the concert. Tickets for this concert are selling for $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. For tickets please contact Ruth Cameron at 613591-6002, ext. 27 or Act II Fashions at 613-8318386.
The Christmas luncheon and fashion show on Sunday, Nov. 4 saw 255 guests enjoy a turkey dinner on a setting of festive red and white décor while enjoying a parade of 33 outfits from Act II Fashions in Kanata, modeled by eight volunteer models, including Kathy Logsdail-Downer, Beth Ada, Kathy McClure, Catherine McNair, Sharon Davies, Paulette Bohnen, Sandy Curtis-Arnot and Janice Mortensen. Act II Fashions also provided a wide selection of accessories for purchase, an opportunity for some early Christmas shopping. Act II Fashions donated $710 to Friends of Hospice Ottawa thanks to the sale of items at this Christmas luncheon and fashion show. There was also a silent auction with over 100 items involved. Friends of Hospice Ottawa serves the west Ottawa area with a variety of services including inhome care, transportation, bereavement support, and day hospice programs including a day hospice program run in partnership with St. John’s Anglican Church in Richmond at the Anglican Church hall on Fowler Street in Richmond.
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Christmas is fast approaching and there is no shortage of exciting Christmas events all over RideauGoulbourn. Watson’s Mill in Manotick is hosting a Christmas Market this weekend and next and the North Gower Farmers Market is also hosting their Christmas Market on December 1st at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Complex. In Richmond, December 1st also marks the annual date for the Santa Claus Parade as well as the lighting of the park in the evening. On that same date, Ashton Christ Church hosts their Christmas Bake Sale which is easily one of the best bake sales in the City, they open at 10am. On Sunday, December 2nd, Munster gets in on the Christmas fun with a family friendly event at the Munster Community Centre. Come out to the MCC between 3:30 and 5:30pm for crafts, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa Claus. Stick around until the end because we’ll be lighting the park at 5:30pm. In non Christmas related events, I am pleased to attend the Grand Opening of the brand new King’s Independent Grocer in Richmond. This event takes place on Friday, November 30th at 9:00am. This new grocery store is located in the new Richmond Marketplace at the corner of Perth Street & Shea Road.
Mid-Term Town Hall: Rural Stittsville Since the middle of September, I have been hosting Mid-Term Town Halls throughout Rideau-Goulbourn. Originally, we scheduled ten meetings in Kars, Richmond, Burritt’s Rapids, Manotick, Fallowﬁeld Village, Ashton, North Gower, Beckett’s Landing, Munster & Country Club Village. After all of these were announced, we added an eleventh meeting at the Goulbourn Town Hall. This Town Hall will take place on Wednesday, November 28th, from 7:00 to 9:00pm, to focus on the areas surrounding Stittsville that fall in Rideau-Goulbourn. Having already hosted ten Town Hall meetings, these have been a great opportunity to get out and speak with the communities I have the privilege to represent. Thank you to everyone who has attended the meetings held so far and I look forward to seeing more residents on the 28th.
Serge Lavoie, left, president of Sledge Hockey of Eastern Ontario (SHEO), buckles city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, right, into position on his sledge as he gives sledge hockey a try at the sledge hockey community special event held at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville. The event included sledge hockey games as well as an opportunity for members of the public to try out sledge hockey on the ice.
Sledge hockey at Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Sunday includes games and chance to try out the sport
Para Transpo: Planning for the Future Para Transpo will hold two stakeholder consultation sessions on Tuesday, December 11 on the renewal of the Para Transpo ﬂeet and advance booking. Para Transpo is about to initiate a procurement process aimed at replacing its ﬂeet of buses, which are nearing the end of their life cycle. In addition, as identiﬁed in the City’s Older Adult Plan, Para Transpo is reviewing its advance booking procedures to identify the impact of increasing the ﬂexibility of the system. Currently, customers can only make their casual bookings one day in advance. The goal of the stakeholder consultation sessions is to ensure that the experience, opinions and recommendations of Para Transpo customers are understood and considered during the vehicle procurement process and the review of the booking process. The sessions will include a presentation by City staff and round-table discussions to gather customers’ comments and feedback on both issues.
Kevin Turcotte, left, of Munster, who coaches the Ottawa Valley Falcons competitive intermediate level sledge hockey team, is with Gord Ryan, right, who runs the JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND intermediate sledge hockey program for Sledge Hockey Sean Leduc enters the ice surface at the Goulbourn of Eastern Ontario (SHEO) and also coaches as they are Recreation Complex in Stittsville last Sunday, Nov. 18 at at the sledge hockey community event which included an introduction to sledge hockey event hosted by city games and an opportunity for the public to try out sledge of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri and the hockey at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville last Sunday, Nov. 18. Sledge Hockey of Eastern Ontario organization.
Interested participants are asked to register by November 28 online at octranspo.com. You can also register by calling 613-842-3636, ext. 2652 (TTY 613244-4833) or by faxing a completed registration form to 613-244-4329.
Christmas Jubilee Concert The Goulbourn jubilee Singers and Junior Jubilee’s 35th Anniversary Concert, “Christmas Jubilee”, will take place on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30pm. There will also be a matinee on Sunday December 9 at 1:30pm. Both concerts will be held at Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive, Kanata. Specially selected choral pieces will celebrate the choir’s 35th Anniversary, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and the Christmas Season. To celebrate and give back to the community, all tickets are $5.00. Please call 613-825-3357, or www. gjsingers.com for more information. You can also ﬁnd more at www. facebook.com/GJSingers.
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In race for Liberal leadership Halloween for Anderson Derek Dunn
EMC news - Karen McCrimmon, who ran for the Liberals in the Carleton-Mississippi Mills riding in the last federal election, is running for the party’s leadership. She has entered the federal Liberal leadership campaign with the campaign slogan “Karen for Canada,” focusing on how a leader must work with a team to realize Canada’s full potential. The convention to select the new federal Liberal leader will be held in April, 2013. In the last federal election in
2011, Ms. McCrimmon lost to sitting Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP Gordon O’Connor, capturing 24 percent of the vote to Mr. O’Connor’s 57 percent. A retired Lieutenant Colonel, she served in the Gulf War, the Balkans, Afghanistan and at NATO headquarters in Germany. As commanding officer of 429 Squadron which flew tactical transport C130 Hercules, she and her crews carried out humanitarian and military operations around the globe. A resident of Constance Bay, she received the Order of Military Merit in 1995, one of the highest peace time military awards.
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EMC news - Seven year old Anderson Bihler of Stittsville continues on his recovery from his brain aneurysm and massive stroke which he suffered last June. This has included not only a partial return to school at Westwind Public School but also taking part in childhood activities like Halloween. He was able to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, pedaling his adaptive bike on which he went from driveway to driveway. His mom, Shelley Black, would then go to the door and ring the doorbell to collect the candy. The pair made their way up and down the street using this procedure, collecting a bag full of treats.
Funds raised in the community and online for the Help Anderson Heal initiative stood at $29,656 as of last Friday, Nov. 16. These funds are being used for treatment and equipment to help Anderson on his road to recovery and to allow his mom to be with him on this journey. She had to leave her job in order to be full-time with Anderson as he slowly recovers, a recovery that may take as long as two years. The brain aneurysm and stroke left Anderson badly paralyzed on one side, a condition that requires extensive rehabilitation. A number of fundraising events in the community have contributed to the Help Anderson Heal campaign including a pancake breakfast and car wash held by Stittsville’s firefighters and a BBQ/silent auction at the Lions Hall.
Programs galore at Stittsville library Just drop in. There’s also a “Baby Express Drop-In” on Wednesdays. From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., parents can drop in to the Stittsville library and ask questions to a public health nurse. Now for the programs that require registration. Children must have a library card to register for any of these programs. Registration is done online at www.biblioottawalibrary.ca by clicking on library programs. Toddlertime is one reading program for youngsters that requires registration. This program features stories, rhymes
and songs for toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their parents or caregivers. It will be happening on Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m., lasting 30 minutes. There’s also a Tween Girls’ Book Club program being offered. Directed at girls between the ages of 11 and 13, the program will focus on reading books with friends. This program will be offered only if enough interest in shown. It will happen on Nov. 26 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Note, though, that while registration is required for this program, this registration
should be done by phone by calling the Stittsville library branch at 613-836-3381. And now what about special programs this fall at the Stittsville library! Registration is required for a Christmas evening storytime program that will be happening on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. This hour long program will feature holiday music, stories and a craft. It is a program geared for the whole family. Another program that will be happening at the Stittsville library branch before Christmas is the Christmas tree
decoration. The Christmas tree at the Stittsville library branch will be decorated on Saturday, Dec. 8 with everyone invited to drop in and help out. This is a family event that will go on all day long, so you can drop in at any time throughout the day and add an ornament or decoration to the tree. More information about any of these programs being offered at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library can be obtained by phoning the branch at 613-836-3381 or by checking the website at www.biblioottawalibrary.ca
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EMC news - There’s drop in programs. There’s reading programs that require registration. And then there’s special programs like Christmas tree decorating. It’s shaping up as an exciting pre-Christmas time for children at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Babytime is one of the drop in programs being offered. Taking place on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., this 30 minute program will feature stories, poems, songs and more for the youngest of children, from
newborns to those 17 months of age. Another drop in program is storytime, happening on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. for youngsters aged 3 to 6, along with their parents or caregivers. This 30 minute program will feature stories, rhymes and songs. An evening family storytime program is also being offered, again on a drop in basis. This evening family storytime offering stories, rhymes and songs for children and their parents will take place on Mondays, Nov. 5, Nov. 19 and Dec. 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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2011 CRIME TRENDS REPORT NOW AVAILABLE Ottawa Police Service (OPS) has publicly released the 2011 Crime Trends Report with a Ward level breakdown of citywide crime, police, and traffic statistics. The 2011 Crime Trends Report provides a snapshot of crime and police activity for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2011 for each of the City of Ottawaâ€™s 23 City Wards. The report is now available at: http:// www.ottawapolice.ca/en/CrimeFiles/CrimeMaps_Reports/crimestats.aspx
VOLUNTEERING AT STITTSVILLE OUTDOOR RINKS We are fortunate to have several volunteers run outdoor rinks in the Stittsville area. They are located in the following locations. The City is looking for volunteer operators to take on the operation of these various rinks. If you are interested in helping out, please contact staff at the Outdoor Rink Program at 613-580-2590 or by e-mail to seasonalrecreation@ottawa. ca.
CHRISTMAS CARD CONTEST OPENS TO STITTSVILLE CHILDREN AFTER ABOVE I am once again Ho-Ho-Holding my Christmas Card Contest for children in the Stittsville community. I encourage your child to express their artistic and creative side through festive, holiday creativity. Winning submissions will be on display for thousands of people to enjoy this holiday season, as the winnerâ€™s artwork will be prominently featured as my office Christmas e-card. All entries will proudly be displayed on my Ward office windows at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Age categories are up to 6 years old, 7 to 10 years old and 11 to 13 years old. Once all entries have been received, an impartial team of judges will choose a total of four winning designs. Winners will be announced at my Annual Cookie Decorating and Santa visit to be held on Saturday, December 15th from 10 am to Noon. A prize will be presented to the winners at that time. Please submit your childâ€™s entry no later than noon on Thursday December 6th to Councillor Shad Qadri, 110 Laurier Ave. W, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1, or drop them off to my ward office, located in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, 1500 Shea Road. I am excited to see this yearâ€™s talent from our future Artists!
WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS I would like to remind residents that winter overnight parking regulations are in effect beginning November 15. These regulations ensure that the Cityâ€™s snow-clearing crews are able to keep Ottawaâ€™s roads safe and clear for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and motorists. Between November 15 and April 1, when a snowfall of 7 cm or more is forecast by Environment Canada, parking is not permitted on all Ottawa streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. This includes any forecast for a range of snow more than 7 cm, such as a snowfall forecast of 5 to 10 cm. Vehicles parked on the street when a restriction is in effect will be ticketed, even if it does not snow. Vehicle owners who have a municipal on-street parking permit are exempt from winter overnight parking restrictions.
25TH ANNUAL â€œRUNNING ON EMPTIESâ€? The 25th annual Running on Empties event will be on Saturday, December 15th, 9:30am - 5:00pm at all Ottawa area Beer Stores. I encourage residents to donate their empties to help families and individuals in need through the Christmas Exchange Program. The event has raised over $294,000 for the Christmas Exchange Program since it started in 1988. Last year, $17,000 in donations were raised and this yearâ€™s goal is $25,000- for its 25th year.
CHRISTMAS JUBILEE - GOULBOURN JUBILEE SINGERS The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and JJâ€™s, 35th Anniversary Concert â€œChristmas Jubileeâ€?, will take place on Saturday, December 8th at 7:30pm, along with a matinee on Sunday December 9th at 1:30pm, at the Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive, Kanata. Specially selected choral pieces will celebrate the choirâ€™s 35th Anniversary, the Queenâ€™s Diamond Jubilee, and the Christmas Season. To celebrate and give back to the community, all tickets are $5.00. For tickets please call 613-825-3357, or visit their website at www.gjsingers.com.
DID YOU KNOW? â€œA REAL MEAL FOR 25 CENTSâ€? Gordon Bradley, who was born near Stittsville in 1906 on a farm established by his Irish great-grandfather Robert Bradley, remembers making his first deposit of $5 in the Union Bank on Stittsville Main Street in 1915. For a small place there was a lot of business in Stittsville, remembers Gordon. There was a livery stable and two blacksmiths and people used to come up on the train and they used to rent a horse and driver and go to Ashton and North Gower. The socials were mainly in the summertime according to Gordon. The Orange Lodge and the churches organized them. There were dances in Richmond- they had an outside dance platform near the arena. â€œI learned to dance in the old Orange Hall on Abbott Street. Youâ€™d pay 25 cents to get in and 25 cents for cold meat, bread, pickles and pie â€“ a real meal.â€? *Information regarding the â€œDid you knowâ€Śâ€? story was taken from the book Stittsville a Sense of Place by Barbara Bottriell, 1998.
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Variety of handmade soaps on sale at Museum on Dec. 2 John Curry firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC news - Soap has been around for centuries. It goes back at least as far as 2800 BC in ancient Babylon and after that was used by ancient Egyptians and then the Roman Empire. The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century brought about large-scale manufacture of soap. And now soap is prevalent throughout society â€“ both as bars and in liquid form. But if you want to try one of over 25 different handmade soaps, made with only natural ingredients, then you will want to visit the upcoming â€œUniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Saleâ€? taking place on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanleyâ€™s Corners. Thatâ€™s where you will ďŹ nd Clare Gallant of Clareâ€™s Old Farm House Soap with her handmade products, all made with only natural ingredients. A desire to raise her children as naturally as possible led Clare to start making soap and other baby and body products, keeping the products as close to nature as possible. But at the same time she wanted to create products that would both pamper and nourish the skin. She has now been producing her own handmade baby and body products for seven years. They can be found in stores
and various bed and breakfasts around the Ottawa Valley. But they will also be there, on display and for sale at the â€œUniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Saleâ€? on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Goulbourn Museum. For more information about Clareâ€™s Old Farm House Soap and her handmade bath and body products, check out the website at www.oldfarmhousesoap.com . Cheryl Gallant is just one of the crafts people and vendors who will be at the â€œUniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Saleâ€? at the Goulbourn Museum. Melissa Bolton will be there will silver and bead jewellery while Sheila CainSample will have her pencil art on view and on sale. Julie and Vivianne Stewart will be at the show with their recycled yarn and ďŹ bres, available at a fraction of the cost of buying new. They began Fine Fibre Finds as a recycling project and that is just what happens. They dismantle and unravel used sweaters and then wash the recovered ďŹ bres with organic soap. You will be able to see and purchase their recycled yarn and ďŹ bres at the â€œUniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Saleâ€? at the Goulbourn Museum. Wendy Southin of DragonďŹ‚y Dreams will be at this art & craft show as well with her jewellery created using a combination of metalsmithing techniques. She might use any number of techniques
including stamping, hammering, riveting and sawing on a single creation. Her unique ďŹ nished work is ideal for those seeking an item that has a one-of-akind quality, look and feel. But there is even more at this art & craft sale coming up at the Goulbourn Museum. There will be gluten-free baked goods as well as a fundraising bake table for the PathďŹ nders who are raising funds for a trip to Switzerland. And to top it all off, poinsettias will be available for purchase in two pot sizes (4 Â˝ inches and 6 inches) and a variety of colours (red, white and pink). These poinsettias, grown at the Richmond Nursery, are being sold by the Goulbourn Museum as a fundraising initiative. There is free admission to this â€œUniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Saleâ€? which is happening on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Goulbourn Museum at 2064 Huntley Road at Stanleyâ€™s Corners. Everyone is welcome to attend. And while adults and parents are browsing around and purchasing items, there will be an outdoor craft for kids to enjoy. In addition, there will be complimentary hot chocolate for everyone. For more information about this â€œUniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale,â€? please phone the Goulbourn Museum at 613-831-2393.
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Saturday, Nov. 24.. 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 Cos-
metics (aloe vera products), BeautiControl (skin care and cosmetics); and Scentsy (ďŹ‚ameless candle warmers and wax). But wait, thereâ€™s still more. There will be a book sale by the schoolâ€™s grade ďŹ ve 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, thereâ€™s going to be lots there at this second annual craft fair at Richmond Public School on McBean Street in Richmond this Saturday, Nov. 24, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Plan to attend.
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Unique jazz guitar music at Gaia Java Coffee shop John Curry email@example.com
EMC news - It was jazz guitar music like it usually is not played. That’s because guitarist Alex Tompkins improvised on the chord progressions, at times played both the base and chords at the same time, used octaves in the style of the famous Wes Montgomery and otherwise played familiar tunes in a non-traditional way. It all happened at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville last Friday evening, Nov. 16 when Ottawa-based professional guitarist Alex Tompkins performed as a soloist. This gave him the opportunity to try out some of the solo arrangements that he has written but had not had the opportunity to perform since he usually plays with groups and bands and not as a soloist. Many of his tunes started off with a familiar sound but then he introduced, for instance, different chord progressions, taking the song to a new level. So it was with “Blue Boy,” that famous song recorded years ago by Gentleman Jim Reeves and later by Joni Mitchell. He followed this up with “Days of Wine and Roses,” a song closely associated with crooner Andy Williams. He continued his guitar
wizardry with improvised chords with such songs as “Yesterday,” that ongoing famous tune first heard in the Beatles’ 1965 album “Help”, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz, and “Georgia on My Mind,” a Ray Charles standard. Alex’s improvisation with chords and his use of octaves and blocking chords in the style of the famous American jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery ensured that familiar tunes all took on a new life thanks to his talented fingers and musical mind. Wes Montgomery is considered one of the major jazz guitarists in United States history, having influenced numerous others, even the legendary Jimi Hendrix. Alex Tompkins, who went to Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville, graduated from university with a Bachelor of Music Degree with highest honours. In his studies, he studied with guitarists Wayne Eagles and Roddy Ellias while he was also a member of the Carleton University Fusion, Contemporary and Guitar Ensembles. Alex has both led and been a sideman for several groups which have performed regularly across the Ottawa region. He has also taught guitar over the past six years, both privately and at several music academies.
Emily Armitage, left, who works at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville, gets a closer look at the fingering being used by guitarist Alex Tompkins, right, as he warms up for his performance at the coffee shop last Friday evening.
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EMC news - The 1st Stittsville Scout Group is the largest single Scout Group in Canada. Information about the Scouting program in Stittsville is available by con-
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Vipers rally to championship Special to the News
EMC sports - The Stittsville Vipers PeeWee House League team won six straight games to emerge as champions in the 31st annual Wally Beavis Tournament in Peterborough last weekend but it took a third period rally in the championship game. The Stittsville Vipers faced the Orleans Maniacs in this championship final and they fell behind 2-0 in the first period. They narrowed the margin to 2-1 going into the third period where the Vipers rallied to take the game 5-3 and clinch the championship. Chris Evraire was the player of the game for the Stittsville Vipers in this championship match. This was the second year in a row that a Stittsville hockey team has won the championship at this annual Wally Beavis Tournament in Peterborough. The Stittsville Vipers had advanced to the championship final by placing first in their round robin division and then defeating the Barrie Lowes Green 9-0 in semi-final action
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Members of the Stittsville Vipers PeeWee House team, champions in the 31st annual Wally Beavis Tournament in Peterborough last weekend, are, at the front, Lucas Quattrocchi, left, and goalie Kaitlin Clarke, right; first row, kneeling, from left, Kyle MacKay, Dylan Stauch, Matthieu Gauthier, Chris Evraire, Carson Wenger and Mack Gray; second row, standing, from left, Nicholas Delarosbil, Robert Oâ€™Connor, Matt Massicotte, Josh Rowbotham, Dylan Bielawski and Ben Henshaw; and, back row, from left, assistant coach Paul Stauch, trainer Stuart MacKay, assistant coach Al Massicotte, player William Scott (partially hidden) and head coach Bruce Evraire.
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Christmas concert coming Special to the News
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 (Tuesday and Wednesday 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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EMC news - City of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt is looking for artwork for his 2012 Christmas card. The contest is open to kids of all ages. The theme of the art is wide open but elements of the community at Christmas time are encouraged. But there’s not much time left to submit drawings. Drawings can be dropped off at the Goulbourn Town Hall (former Goulbourn municipal building) at Stanley’s Corners between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. any day up to this Friday, Nov. 23. Drawings can be emailed to Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca as well. This is the first year that councillor Moffatt has held a Christmas card art contest open to everyone. In 2010, he held a Christmas card art contest involving students at Kars Public School and last year the contest was for students at Munster Elementary School.
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
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