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EMC news - Itâ€™s back again this year and once again you can have the chance to win a Christmas gift basket filled with items valued in total probably close to $1,500. These include a Swiss Gear suitcase, a KitchenAid covered roaster, an Olympus digital camera, a Black and Decker drill and much more. You can really make your Christmas this year a special one by purchasing a ticket in the draw for this Christmas gift basket. This Christmas gift basket pre-Christmas draw has become a tradition at Scotiabank in Stittsville. Introduced by then-manager Paul Stead, this draw has generated over $25,000 for the Stittsville Food Bank in the past four years. Last year, for instance, the draw raised $5,886 for the Stittsville Food Bank. The amount raised is helped considerably by Scotiabank which matches the funds raised by the sale of draw tickets but these matching funds would not be available were it not for the generosity and support of Stittsville and area residents who purchase the draw tickets. The draw tickets are on sale now at the Scobiabank at the Shops of Main Street plaza at Stittsville Main Street and Carp Road in Stittsville. The gift basket is also on display there as well so that you can see what you may be winning in the draw. The classic nutcracker, looking like it had just stepped out of Tahaikovskyâ€™s famous ballet The Nutcracker, might catch your eye. Or what about those Belgian chocolates or those wine glasses and bottle of wine. Or that set of travel mugs or that Christmas CD gift set. Thereâ€™s also a festive serving tray, placemats, a cookbook, an interactive childrenâ€™s book and a Mastercraft screwdriver/driver bit set. As you see, thereâ€™s lots in the basket â€“ and this is only some of the items. The draw for this Christmas gift basket will take place on Friday, Dec. 21 at the branch, so the winner will be getting it in time for Christmas. And, besides making your Christmas a little merrier, donâ€™t forget that all of the proceeds will be going to the Stittsville Food Bank to help the less fortunate in the community. You just canâ€™t beat that. See photo on page 5.
Weâ€™ve been framed! Displaying broad smiles as they get photographed in an empty frame set up for just such a photography opportunity at the â€œART IS EVERYWHEREâ€? student art show which was held at Westwind Public School in Stittsville on Thursday evening, Nov. 22, are, from left, Julia Garnett, Olivia Garnett and Katelyn Martin. See story, photos on page 33.
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EMC news - How many food items does it take to fill an OC Transpo bus? Last December, over 9,000 items donated for the Stittsville Food Bank were enough to fill to overflowing an OC Transpo bus in the annual â€œFill the Busâ€? campaign to support food banks in Ottawa, including the Stittsville Food Bank. This annual campaign happens again in Stittsville
on Saturday, Dec. 8 when an OC Transpo bus will be parked outside Brownâ€™s Your Independent Grocer on Stittsville Main Street, collecting donations, both non-perishable food items and money, for the Stittsville Food Bank. The bus will be there from 9 a.m. through to 5 p.m. Last December, the generosity of residents of Stittsville and area showed as 9,445 food items were donated in this â€œFill the Busâ€? event. Another $1,035.25 in cash was donated.
It is hoped that this yearâ€™s â€œFill the Busâ€? event on Saturday, Dec. 8 will do just as well and hopefully even surpass last yearâ€™s totals because the need is there this year and it needs to be met to help the less fortunate in the community. Brownâ€™s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) is one of the YIG stores in the Ottawa area where this â€œFill the Busâ€? campaign takes place. Stittsville Food Bank volunteers will be on hand to help those donating to the campaign, as will volunteers from OC Transpo.
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EMC news - The Stittsville Village Association (SVA) has a new president. Phil Sweetnam, who had been serving as SVA vicepresident, was elected as president at the organizationâ€™s annual general meeting at the
Goulbourn Town Hall at Stanleyâ€™s Corners on Thursday evening, Nov. 22. He takes over from outgoing president Marilyn Jenkins who now becomes the SVAâ€™s immediate past president. Theresa Qadri has stepped up to become the SVA vicepresident while Doug Robertson, who has been serving
as the SVAâ€™s interim secretary with secretary Tanya Hein on a maternity break, has become the permanent secretary. Tanya Hein will be staying involved as an SVA director, as will David Fairbrother whose term as a director had expired but who was re-elected at the annual meeting. Treasurer Claude Keon has
another year left on his term as do SVA directors David Jenkins, Christine Hartig, Jamie Lynn Young, Laurie Scheer, Doug Sutherland and Tim LaPlante. Newly elected as SVA directors at the annual general meeting were Marion Gullock, who is a former SVA director, Luc Therrien, Nancy
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EMC news - It was a time of â€œfirstsâ€? at the Stittsville Villa Retirement Community last Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25. The newly formed West Ottawa Ladiesâ€™ Chorus was there, performing the groupâ€™s first-ever Christmas concert. And, for the residents who filled the Villaâ€™s lounge and adjoining meeting room area to take in the concert, it was
their first Christmas concert of the season. â€œWe love coming here. Youâ€™re special people,â€? West Ottawa Ladiesâ€™ Chorus music director Robert Dueck told the assembled residents as the group wound up the concert with the last of several singalong songs on the program, the always favourite â€œSilent Nightâ€? which the Chorus led into by singing â€œPeace, Peace.â€? The Villa residents at-
tending the concert were all provided programs which included the words to all of the singalong selections which included â€œAngels we have heard on high,â€? â€œDo you hear what I hear?â€?, â€œItâ€™s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas,â€? â€œSilver Bells,â€? and â€œWhite Christmas.â€? For these singalong tunes, members of the Chorus moved from their assembled chorus position to spread out among the audience, encour-
aging participation â€“ taking the music right to the people, as it were. Entitled â€œAn Afternoon of Christmas Music,â€? the one-hour long concert was just that, including not only the more familiar singalong numbers but also a collection of Christmas oriented tunes ranging from a Christmas folk song â€œThe Song of the Birdsâ€? as well as the snappy â€˜Tiny Kingâ€? song that encouraged rhythmic clapping by the au-
dience to the haunting â€œBeautiful Decemberâ€? telling the story of what happens in December as well as what to expect in the following spring. Some of the musical offerings by the West Ottawa Ladiesâ€™ Chorus included vocal introductions or solos such as Ingrid Gemmellâ€™s introductory solo for â€œSilver Bells,â€? Nicole Laheyâ€™s sung introduction for â€œWhite Christmas,â€? the singing of Liz Mevel and Reta Hamilton as they were in
Robert Dueck, far right, music director of the new West Ottawa Ladiesâ€™ Chorus, directs the group as it presents its first-ever Christmas concert â€œAn Afternoon of Christmas Musicâ€? at the Stittsville Villa Retirement Community in Stittsville last Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25.
the spotlight for â€œJesus, Jesus Rest Your Head,â€? and the musical offerings of Ingrid Gemmell, Linda Noble and Mary March with â€œWhile by my Sheep.â€? In addition, the trio of flute players â€“ Christine Philipson, Crystal Payne and Katherine Allan â€“ accompanied the West Ottawa Ladiesâ€™ Chorus at times in the concert. Christine Philipson was prominent in the presentation of the song â€œWhere Shepherdâ€™s Lately Kneltâ€? while all three flute players were involved with the choir in the song â€œSing with Festive Cheer.â€? Director Robert Dueck was kept busy throughout the concert, not only directing the Chorus but also turning around and directing the audience for the several singalong pieces. The Chorus, whose members wore white blouses adorned with holly-ornamented broaches, was accompanied in the concert by pianists Barb Creech, Bonnie MacDiarmid and Lorraine Harker. The West Ottawa Ladiesâ€™ Chorus will be one of the guest performers at the â€œWelcome Christmasâ€? community Christmas concert being held by the Goulbourn Male Chorus on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16. Advance tickets for this Dec. 16 concert are available at the Gaia Java Coffee Shop in Stittsville as well as at Domenicâ€™s Music Store and CD Warehouse, both in Kanata.
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Gift basket giveaway Flanking the gift basket which is being given away in a draw at Scotiabank in Stittsville to raise funds for the Stittsville Food Bank are, from left, Scotiabank manager Allison Bell, Food Bank director Barbara Cordukes, Food Bank chair Theresa Qadri, Scotiabank staff Elaine Carswell, Tricia Brydges and Cathy Simpson and Food Bank immediate past chair Robin Derrick.
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EMC news - Santa Claus is coming to Stittsville’s CIBC branch. The jolly red-suited gentleman will be at the CIBC branch at 5527 Hazeldean Road at the Grant Crossing shopping
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EMC news - Here come the puppets! The Purple Dragon Puppet Troupe is coming to the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library to present its “Magic Christmas Moons” family program. This will be happening on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. Registration is required by going to www.biblioottawalibrary.ca. In this program, the puppet troupe weaves the story together with live music. It uses both a large, colourful set as well as a variety of puppets, some small and some very large. The show will bring fun
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EMC news - The Goulbourn Township Historical Society is looking for some helping hands. These volunteer tasks are ideal for anyone who has an interest in local history or who wants to learn something about local history along the way. The Historical Society is looking for an editor for its quar-
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Christmas concert featuringCapital City Chorus EMC news - Listening to Christmas songs, Enjoyable. Hearing Christmas songs sung by a barbershop chorus in a cappella style in fourpart 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 Angli-
can Church in Stittsville this 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 en-
joy 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 Christmasthemed 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 avail-
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hoever says Ottawa is a town that fun forgot had better take a second look Following an announcement last week that a professional menâ€™s basketball club is set to take up residence in the city later next year, the capital is starting to look like Canadaâ€™s sporting hotbed. Once the National Basketball League of Canada franchise starts up, it will add to the expanding roster
of athletic attractions in this city, potentially placing it second only to Toronto when it comes to professional sporting clubs. By the summer of 2015, we could boast National Hockey League, Canadian Football League, North American Soccer League and major league-affiliated baseball clubs. Also playing in the city are the Ottawa 67â€™s and varsity teams from two universities. Ottawa would be one of
the few NHL cities to also host a Canadian Hockey League franchise, and would be home to the only the third MLB-affiliate baseball club outside of the Toronto Blue Jays and Vancouver Canadians. It doesnâ€™t stop there either. Ottawa will play host to a pair of high-profile international womenâ€™s sporting events over the next few years in the form of the Womenâ€™s World Ice Hockey Championship and
the Womenâ€™s World Cup, the top soccer tournament for female competitors. What does this say about the fortunes of a town that has in the recent past been considered a sporting basket case, one that lost its CFL club twice, its former TripleA ball team in 2006 and nearly lost the Senators 10 years ago? Clearly Ottawa has its game back. That shouldnâ€™t be too surprising though. Ottawans love being active. We love to
cycle, we love to canoe, we love to ski, we love to run. The Ottawa Race Weekend, for example, routinely draws tens of thousands of runners. The roads in the city are sprinkled with cars sporting racks to carry either boats or bikes. This passion for activity makes it rather natural for us to appreciate other athletic endeavours. The Senators regularly fill the 18,000plus seat Scotiabank Place. Despite the cityâ€™s passion for
the NHL, the 67â€™s are among the CHL attendance leaders. Interest in the Ottawa Fat Cats Intercounty Baseball League franchise helped prove Ottawa was still a viable market for a minor league baseball affiliate. If thereâ€™s action on the field, ice or court, Ottawans will be there. The city should be taking every opportunity to show the rest of the country, and the rest of the world for that matter, how passionate Ottawa is about sports and how it plays a significant role in making the capital an exciting, diverse place to live.
Progress doesnâ€™t have to be awful You couldnâ€™t even stand up with a beer in your hand. There were no games to play, no decent food, no live music. These were the rules, imposed by the province. The result of those rules was the only thing you could do in a tavern was drink. Which is what people did, with considerable enthusiasm, and then they went outside, got into their cars and drove home, not always without incident. Those who lament changing times sometimes forget that times can also change for the better. Most pubs today are brighter and cheerier. There is good food. There are as many women as men. There is live music or, failing that, screens to watch sports on. There is less emphasis on drinking, per se. The pub has become a place you can hang out without drinking a lot, or even anything, and you can probably get a ride home with someone who is sober. The Elmdale and other local institutions have moved a long way in this direction and thatâ€™s not a bad thing. The drinking culture has changed and, unlike some other cultural changes, this one is welcome. This is not to say that we should welcome a trend where every pub becomes like every other pub, every neighbourhood becomes like every other neighbourhood and every family looks like every other family. But we, owners and customers, hold the key to avoiding that. The owner is tempted to follow the safe route of imitating other successful businesses. But the enlightened owner knows the key to success lies in creating something original. Then we, the customers can go to this different business and feel original ourselves, until eventually there are too many of us being original in the same way and we have to move on to something different. Itâ€™s not easy, this stuff. As customers we probably donâ€™t insist often enough on originality. We go where other people go, which is one of the reasons that chains thrive and threaten the uniqueness of old neighbourhoods. We could block that by supporting originals and helping them survive.
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eeth have been publicly gnashed for several weeks over possible changes at the Elmdale Tavern in Hintonburgh. There is new ownership and Elmdale devotees, not all of whom have ever been there, fear the worst. The â€™Dale will become a fern bar, or the modern equivalent thereof. Arugula salads will be served and Michael BublĂŠ will be heard over the sound system. Never mind that no one has actually made any announcement to that effect, the concerns are understandable in a way because what they are really about it is a changing neighbourhood. People have watched this happen elsewhere and what they fear is a kind of homogeneity: the street fills with moderately upscale eateries and stores, patronized by moderately upscale people wearing moderately upscale casual clothes and driving moderately upscale cars. While nicer, it becomes indistinguishable from other moderately upscale neighbourhoods. In a larger sense, the Elmdale has come to stand in for a generalized lamenting of progress. Things change and we like them to stay the way they were, although we do like colour TV, donâ€™t we, and email, the odd cappuccino and maybe even back-up cameras in new cars. Not that we wish the Elmdale any harm, having been there, but it is worth remembering that not all change is bad. In the heyday of the Ontario tavern, say 50 years ago, taverns were very different and not always in a good way. There were no windows onto the street. Women were not allowed or were segregated into one section of the place. You couldnâ€™t pick up your beer and walk to another table.
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Letter: The Sow Good Sale success Editor: Thank You from The Sow Good Sale! The Community Bible Church in Stittsville is delighted to announce that the Nov. 17 Sow Good Sale was very well received by the community again this year. There was a great response from our shoppers, our volunteers had fun and we even managed to top last yearâ€™s results! The sale raised profits of just over $11,200, all of it to flow directly to the Seje partnership. This money will allow the village in Kenya to acquire a couple
of acres of land which will be owned by and developed for agricultural use by Seje villagers. The eventual produce from this land is expected to feed local orphans with any excess being sold to help to fund the Gracious Academy school which was established in Jan. 2012. Thank God! And thank you all! Also thanks to our tireless crafters and volunteers. And thanks also to our corporate sponsors who helped us once again to keep our expenses low: Lauraâ€™s Your Independent Grocer (Kanata), Rental Vil-
lage, Home Depot, Kanata Theatre, The Cupcake Fairy, Lowes and Fabricland (Kanata). We also gratefully received assistance from the two local Lions Clubs (Stittsville and Kanata-Hazeldean) and from the Stittsville United Church and Richmondâ€™s St. Andrewâ€™s Presbyterian Church. And lastly but certainly not least, thanks to the Stittsville News EMC for a most excellent cover story! Flo Alexander and Judy Peasley Co-organizers of The Sow Good Sale
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Flames and smoke pour from a home on Manchester Street in Stittsville just after midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 27 as Ottawa Fire Service fire trucks and firefighters filled the street to battle the blaze which caused an estimated $300,000 damage.
EMC news - A midnight fire has caused an estimated $300,000 damage to a home on Manchester Street in Stittsville. Ottawa Fire Service firefighters received a 9-1-1 call at 17 minutes after 12 midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 27, reporting fire in an extension to the Manchester Street home. Firefighters attempted to stop the fire from spreading further into the house but the fire did spread to the homeâ€™s second floor. The fire caused an estimated $75,000 damage to the homeâ€™s contents. Two adults and two children at home at the time of the fire successfully evacuated the home. The fire is now under investigation. No cause has been released although the Ottawa Fire Service has stated that the fire appears to have started at the back of the home.
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The company already operates three other stations with a capacity of 17 megawatts at ChaudiĂ¨re Falls. In fact, Hydro Ottawa has more than 100 years of experience running hydroelectric plants at the site. One of the existing stations dates back to 1891, and another entered service in 1900.
With this new purchase of three stations from Domtar, Hydro Ottawaâ€™s hydroelectric generating capacity will more than double to 37 megawatts â€“ producing enough clean energy to meet the needs of 28,000 households. Another beneďŹ t of the purchase is that the ChaudiĂ¨re Falls site is one of the largest remaining water-power sites available in Ontario, with an expansion opportunity that could see Hydro Ottawaâ€™s hydroelectric capacity grow to 60 megawatts. The acquisition is a key part of a strategic plan to pursue growth opportunities that beneďŹ t its customers, the shareholder â€“ the City of Ottawa â€“ and the environment.
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Karen Fisher of Stittsville displays her “Candles by Karen” at the craft fair which was held in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville last Saturday.
Gord Caffery, left, of Gord’s Stained Glass and Valerie Wilson, right, point out some athletic stained glass figures at the craft fair in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville last Saturday, Nov. 24.
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As seven year old Anderson Bihler, centre, of Stittsville holds the framed certificate which acknowledges him as an honourary parameci of the Ottawa Paramedic Service, he is surrounded by, clockwise, from left, Ottawa Paramedic Service communications staff member Maggie Labelle, Ottawa Paramedic Service paramedic Matthew DiMonte, Anderson’s mom Shelley Black, Ottawa Paramedic Service advanced care paramedic Rosemary Bentley and Ottawa Paramedic Service supervisor Darrell Drew.
EMC news - Seven year old Anderson Bihler of Stittsville is on the road to recovery from a brain aneurysm and massive stroke suffered suddenly last June. He was able to survive this trauma not only because of the work of neurosurgeons, his own resiliency and the power of prayer but also because of the initial response and work of paramedics in responding to the emergency situation. And so you can imagine the signiﬁcance of Anderson’s visit to the Ottawa Paramedic Service headquarters on Don Reid Drive off Walkley Road in Ottawa last Sunday morning, a visit not only for Anderson and his mom Shelley Black to personally thank the very paramedics who had given this initial life saving assistance to Anderson but also for the paramedic staff involved to have the opportunity to meet Anderson. Indeed, as Ottawa Paramedic Service supervisor Darrell Drew said during Anderson’s visit, it is unique for paramedics involved in a particular emergency situation to actually get to meet the patient afterwards. This view was echoed by advanced care paramedic Rosemary Bentley, one of the pair of paramedics who transported Anderson to CHEO, who said that the paramedics involved in a medical emergency like Anderson’s usually do not hear about the ultimate outcome for a patient taken to hospital. So, when Anderson visited the paramedic headquarters last Sunday, there were Rosemary Bentley and her fellow paramedic Matthew DiMonte, waiting to meet him and help him tour the facility. They ﬁrst witnessed a brief ceremony in which Anderson was made an honourary paramedic and provided with a gift bag of paramedic paraphernalia such as a t-shirt, hat, toque and pin. Anderson was then taken on a tour of the paramedic vehicle area, with Rosemary and Matthew serving as tour guides, along with supervisor Darrell Drew. In the vehicle bay, Anderson, who is now thinking that he wants to be a paramedic himself when he grows up, not only got to sit behind the steering wheel of the very paramedic vehicle which Darrell Drew was driving when
he was the ﬁrst paramedic to respond to Anderson’s medical emergency last June. Darrell, who lives in Stittsville and happened to be in the community on paramedic business that day, was the ﬁrst paramedic to arrive on the scene, taking over from the school staff who had provided initial treatment. Darrel handled the situation until the paramedic team of Rosemary Bentley and Matthew DiMonte arrived and took over treatment, eventually transporting Anderson directly to CHEO where he received intensive medical treatment, saving his life. Anderson not only sat in supervisor Drew’s vehicle but they together even took the vehicle out of the garage area so that the siren could be engaged. Anderson is like very other kid – he likes sirens. Anderson also got to see and experience several other Ottawa Paramedic Service vehicles during his visit to the headquarters – such as the treatment rehabilitation unit i.e. bus which is dispatched to major emergencies and the emergency support unit i.e. stock room on wheels that also can be seen at major emergencies which require more supplies than normally carried in a paramedic ambulance. Anderson also got to meet Maggie Labelle, an Ottawa Paramedic Service staff member who took the initial 9-1-1 call about his situation and then dispatched the paramedics to response to the crisis. Shelley Black, Anderson’s mom, explained at the initial ceremony at the headquarters that the visit there by Anderson and herself was an important part of their healing process in the whole ordeal. “It means a lot,” she says about the visit and meeting the paramedics involved in Anderson’s initial care. And it obviously meant a lot to the paramedics as well. Paramedics Rosemary Bentley and Matthew DiMonte both spent the whole visit at Anderson’s side, personally powering his wheelchair and helping him in and out of various vehicles. And when Anderson was about to leave, Rosemary and Anderson shared a big hug. See ANDERSON,, page 13
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Anderson: Once-in-a-lifetime tour Continued from page 12
And Anderson’s mom Shelley Black gave a warm embrace to both paramedics, Rosemary and Matthew, at the end of the visit, a sure sign that the visit had achieved its purpose of reuniting Anderson with his paramedic care givers and making them all familiar with each other. And the fact that Anderson got a oncein-a-lifetime tour of the Ottawa Paramedic Service headquarters with its garage full of paramedic vehicles – well, that just made the day that much more special and a day that will be
remembered long after his recovery is totally complete. The Ottawa Paramedic Service headquarters is a 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on Don Reid Drive in the Ottawa South Business Park off Walkley Road near the Heron Road intersection. This headquarters is the location from which paramedics are deployed to their daily duty stations/locations across the city and where all paramedic training takes place. All paramedic emergency vehicles are processed and equipped at this facility. The facility was first occupied in 2005.
Ottawa Paramedic Service paramedics Rosemary Bentley, left, and Matthew DiMonte, centre, chat with seven year old Anderson Bihler, right, of Stittsville during his visit to the Ottawa Paramedic Service headquarters in Ottawa last Sunday morning, Nov. 25.
Ottawa Paramedic Service supervisor Darrell Drew, centre, shows Anderson Bihler of Stittsville the interior of his Paramedic Service vehicle during Anderson’s tour of the Ottawa Paramedic Service headquarters facility in Ottawa last Sunday morning, as Ottawa Paramedic Service paramedics Matthew DiMonte, back, left, and Rosemary Bentley, second from left, back, look on.
Ottawa Paramedic Service paramedics Matthew DiMonte, left, and Rosemary Bentley, right, explain to Anderson Bihler, centre, of Stittsville about the Paramedic Service’s bus which responds to major emergencies during the tour of the Ottawa Paramedic Service’s headquarters facility in Ottawa which Anderson received last Sunday morning.
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Early morning lineup for Giant Tiger’s new look
EMC news - Giant Tiger in Stittsville has a new look. It’s all been done to improve the shopping experience for customers. As the store’s manager Neil Campbell says, the re-designed interior is now “more eye appealing,” presenting the merchandise better in a more spacious way so that the shopper is better able
to see what’s there. And what’s there is the same great merchandise as before, offering outstanding values and great deals while backed up with the friendly customer service that Giant Tiger has become renowned for over the years. And indeed, it was manager Campbell himself who was there at the store’s entrance for its 8 a.m. grand opening with its new look last
Saturday, greeting the lineup of customers who had begun assembling outside the store at the Jackson Trails Centre plaza beginning at 7:05 a.m. That’s when the ﬁrst customers in the lineup, Cathy Marshall and her daughter Julie Marshall, arrived and started the line that eventually extended beyond the walls of the building by the 8 a.m. opening. The temperature for the overcast, windy day was
zero but those in line wore winter coats and headwear to keep warm as they awaited the store’s opening. As they ﬁled into the store, Mr. Campbell presented each of them with a $5 Giant Tiger gift card and thanked them for being there. By 8:13 a.m., he had handed out all of the 100 gift cards being given to the ﬁrst customers visiting the newly renovated store. No Giant Tiger special event
like this would be complete without the presence of Giant Tiger’s mascot tiger and he was there to greet customers and cheerlead. This store makeover is part of a process that will eventually see all Giant Tiger stores converted to this new look. It is meant to enhance the great deals in fashion, food and home needs that customers have come to expect from Giant Tiger while providing more space to shop in a bright, fun environment. For its grand opening with its new look last Saturday, Stittsville’s Giant Tiger had
a tent set up outside the entrance which offered shoppers free Tim Hortons coffee, hot chocolate and donuts. Later in the day, a fundraising BBQ was held with the proceeds to go to the Ottawa Humane Society. Giant Tiger is a Canadian owned family discount store which focuses on providing family fashions, groceries and everyday needs at low prices. Established in 1961 in Ottawa, Giant Tiger has grown to over 200 locations across Canada. It is known for its iconic yellow tiger logo.
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Debbie Shay looks over a selection of items as she shops at the newly renovated Giant Tiger store at the Jackson Trails Centre plaza in Stittsville last Saturday, Nov. 24.
Diane Viau, left, receives a shopping cart from Stittsville Giant Tiger store manager Neil Campbell, right, as she enters the store for the grand opening celebrating the store’s renovation and new look last Saturday, Nov. 24.
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Five year old Alyssa Bourguignon is with the Giant Tiger Neil Campbell, centre, manager of the Giant Tiger store in Stittsville, is surrounded by members of his team at the mascot at the grand opening of the renovated “new look” renovated store, from left, Heather, Sylvie, Yonus, Denise, George, Mr. Campbell, Orlando, Ying, Tamara, Natalie and Giant Tiger store in Stittsville last Saturday, Nov. 24. Cathy, with the Giant Tiger mascot at the back left.
The first customers in line waiting for the 8 a.m. grand opening for the renovated Giant Tiger store in Stittsville last Saturday, Nov. 24 are, from left, Cathy Marshall, Sherry Cantusci, Chantel Wells, Brenda Loates and Julie Marshall.
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EMC news - Santa is coming to Munster. The jolly gentleman will be at the Munster Community Centre this Sunday, Dec. 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Besides Santa’s presence, there will also be crafts and hot chocolate will be served.
At 5 p.m., the Christmas lights on the trees at the Munster Community Centre will be ofﬁcially turned on to mark the beginning of the holiday season in Munster. This visit by Santa Claus and other activities have been organized by the Munster Community Association.
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EMC news - It’s a wonderfully idyllic name, Dragonfly Dreamers. But jewellery artist Wendy Southin readily admits that this name for her arts and crafts business was something that simply came out of her head and has no particular relevance to the jewellery and other art that she creates and sells. But it still sounds great and stirs up positive images. She got into producing copper jewellery after attending a workshop in Philadelphia. Although Wendy admits that not many craftspeople are working just with copper, she says that copper jewellery is become more popular as people are starting to realize that copper jewellery can be very attractive. Another plus is that cooper is not as expensive as sterling silver or gold jewellery which have seen a significant increase in price lately. Copper prices are also up a little but not nearly in the range that gold and silver have experienced lately. Creating copper jewellery involves various steps. Some is hammered and antiqued while some is etched. There can be designs involved and textures can be layered. Wendy’s work area includes an assortment of tools that she uses. There are various hammers for creating texture. There are cutting dishes as well which help form the metal. Purchasing one of Wendy’s copper jewellery pieces assures the cus-
tomer of a unique purchase. Wendy says that she might do a piece with a similar design but that no two pieces of her jewellery are ever the same – they are all one of a kind objects, be they necklaces, bracelets or earrings. She is hoping to expand into doing rings as well. And those attending this coming Sunday’s “Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale” at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners where Wendy will be one of the craftspeople with their work on display and sale will notice something else rather unique about Wendy and her work. She will be displaying her jewellery in open suitcases, something that she does because she finds that this attracts people’s attention. This “Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale” at the Goulbourn Museum this Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. is one of a few craft shows in which Wendy participates. She also on occasion holds friendly open house shows at her Munster area home and her jewellery can be found on sale in stores in Carleton Place and Almonte. She also sells online at www.etsy.com/shop/dragonflydreamers. She can be contacted at 613-838-2355. Besides her jewellery work, Wendy also holds workshops in the paper arts and in mixed media. This Sunday’s “Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners features not only Wendy Southin’s copper jewellery but also a variety of other crafts such
Wendy Southin of Dragonfly Dreamers is with some of her unique copper jewellery which will be on sale at the “Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale” at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners this Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. as pencil art and silver jewellery. There will also be recycled yarn and fabres on sale along with handmade soaps. There will be a bake table set up by the Pathfinders as a fundraising venture to raise money for a trip to Switzerland. In addition, there will be gluten-free baked goods for sale. This sale will also provide you with an opportunity to purchase a
poinsettia or two. There will be a couple of sizes available along with three colours – red, pink and white. These will all be locally grown at Richmond Nursery and are being sold as a fundraiser for the Goulbourn Museum. While you are shopping, there will be an outdoor craft available for youngsters to keep them busy and having fun.
There will also be complimentary hot chocolate for everyone who attends this “Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale.” Admission is free. The Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road at Stanley’s Corners, just south of Stittsville. For more information, please call the Museum at 613-831-2393 or check out the website at www.goulbournmuseum.ca
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EMC news - It’s her first novel but it is also the first book in what is going to be the Megan Scott/Michael Elliott mystery series. So you know that author Sandra Nikolai is not stopping with this first e-published novel called “False Impressions” and that more books are coming. Indeed, she says that she has the second book of the mystery series well underway and it even has a title – “Fatal Whispers.” And, in addition, she says that she has a third book already in mind, something that she started years ago. Ms. Nikolai has opted for a series because she believes that readers prefer reading books in a series because they get to know the characters and like to follow them through their various adventures. She herself, as the author, admits that she keeps a virtual library of the characteristics of her characters, including pages of descriptions of them and lists of what they like and don’t like. “False Impressions,” which was published through Amazon last August, features characters Megan Scott and Michael Elliott. Megan, who works as a ghostwriter, comes under police scrutiny when her husband is murdered. Michael Elliott, who is an investigative report-
er as well as a crime writer, also becomes a suspect in the murder. The pair, both in their 30’s, set out to try to solve the murder but run into on barrier after
Author Sandra Nikolai holds a copy of her new murder mystery book “False Impressions” as well as a poster advertising her book signing event at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville this coming Saturday, Dec. 1.
another. The novel is set in Montreal, a place that the author knows well because that was her home. Now living in Almonte, she admits that she has loved murder mysteries since she was a youngster devouring Nancy Drew mystery books. She feels that “False Impressions” will appeal to anyone who likes reading about crime investigation, sleuthing and police work. She says that there is a “touch of romance” in the book but that the book’s major focus is the solving of the mystery by Megan and Michael. Ms. Nikolai says that the biggest challenge for an independent author like herself is marketing. It takes a lot of time and effort, forcing an author to put writing on the back burner due to this pre-occupation with promotion. She tries to write each day from 9 to 5, although evenings and early mornings are also fruitful at times. “My best time seems to be about four o’clock in the afternoon,” she says about her writing schedule. “It’s a job – you have to look at it as a job,” she says in explaining her strict writing procedure. But she doesn’t mind this, saying simply that “It’s something I love.” She always prepares an outline before starting a book, although she admits that there are always some deviations from the outline when
the writing starts. “False Impressions” is written by Ms. Nikolai in the first person through the eyes of Megan Scott. She prefers to write narration, saying that she finds descriptive writing harder to do. Ms. Nikolai went the self-publishing route because over the past ten years, she had approached various literary agents and publishers with no success. So, about two years ago, she joined a critique group and then hired a professional editor to brush up the text, something that she says that every self-published author should do. She was fortunate that her daughter, Carolyn Nikolai, is a graphic designer and illustrator who formatted the 300 page book and designed the cover, making the e-publishing process easier. Ms. Nikolai is hosting a book signing for “False Impressions” at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville this coming Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. She will have copies of her book for sale, something that might be a great Christmas gift for that special friend. You will also be able to chat with the author about the book, about e-publishing and about writing in general if you wish. More information about author Sandra Nikolai can be found at http://sandranikolaiauthor.blogspot.ca/ .
Den Boer Associates, president of Powerhouse Communications Group Inc. and past vicepresident of Communications for the American Marketing Association’s Ottawa Chapter. The Community Builder Award honours individuals who work tirelessly, passionately and collaboratively to make Ottawa a better place in which to live, work and raise a family. Every year about 50 Community Builder Awards are presented by the United Way. Those receiving the award also have their names inscribed on the Wall of Inspiration at Jean Pigott Hall at Ottawa city hall which is a visible reminder to residents and visitors of the commitment that these individuals and organizations have made to Ottawa…The TD Canada Trust branch at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carp Road is once again this holiday season collecting toys for Toy Mountain. Right now there is a huge shortage of toys for boys and girls in the age 10 to 12 years old range. Donations to eliminate this shortage would be greatly appreciated…Jean Kerr, a longtime resident of the Amberway community and also a former longtime treasurer of the Stittsville Village Association who now lives at the Poole Creek Manor apartments on Stittsville Main Street, celebrated her 89th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 20…Elaine Carswell, who is now working at the Scotiabank in Stittsville, was a member of
the original staff when Scotiabank opened in Stittsville in October 1989 at its previous location at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street…Probably the most popular person at the Stittsville Village Association’s annual general meeting on Thursday evening, Nov. 22 was newly born Elliot Hein who was there with his mother, SVA outgoing secretary and new director Tanya Hein but who spent much of the meeting cuddled in the arms of SVA directors Theresa Qadri and Christine Hartig. Even SVA director Tim LaPlante had a brief stint with Elliot in his arms at the end of the meeting…Last Saturday night’s fundraiser for Anderson Bihler at the Barley Mow pub at the Stittsville Corners shopping area (Stittsville Sobeys plaza) at the corner of Carp Road and Hazeldean Road was a sellout and very successful. The funds raised will help with the costs for treatment and other expenses for seven year old Anderson as he recovers from his brain aneurysm and massive stroke last June… The Knights of Columbus of Holy Spirit Parish are once again selling balsam Christmas trees this year. Sales will begin this Saturday, Dec. 1 and continue for three weeks at Holy Spirit Church on Shea Road unless the trees sell out before that. The Christmas trees are selling for $45 each...
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EMC news – The new concrete sidewalk running from Fernbank Road to Cherry Drive along the side of Stittsville Main Street at Bell Memorial Park was completed last week, including the spreading of topsoil to link the sidewalk with the surrounding ground…The excavation and early foundation work has happened for the second apartment building at the Orville Station project at Orville Street and Stittsville Main Street. The first apartment building, which was only partially completed on its exterior for months, has now had the work completed…St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Mulkins Street has a spruce tree in its yard all lit up with blue Christmas bulbs, making for an eye catching sight for those passing by…Justin Phillips from Stittsville did not suit up for the Calgary Stampeders in last Sunday’s Grey Cup in Toronto as the defensive lineman has been on the team’s injury list… Entertainment by “The Diplomats” took place at the Stittsville Legion Hall following last Saturday’s Parade of Lights on Stittsville Main Street…The Stittsville Legion is hosting a New Year’s Day levee on Tuesday, Jan. 1 in its downstairs lounge with everyone welcome to attend. Lauren Hall will be performing from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. …There’s a Christmas and Holiday Craft Sale and Bazaar being held this Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Sport Sharks Ottawa gym at 119 Iber Road in Stittsville, featuring local artisans
and home based businesses. There will also be a silent auction. Santa will be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend…Christmas trees are being sold again this year beside the TD Canada Trust branch at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carp Road…Over the past year, the Stittsville branch of the Royal Canadian Legion has donated over $22,000 to veterans and their dependants in the Ottawa area. The funds come from the generosity of people in supporting the annual poppy campaign. Monies raised from the distribution of poppies and wreaths is used to help veterans and their dependants as well as providing bursaries for youth….Rotary Club member Cicero Silva from Sorocaba, Brazil, who is visiting with his daughter and her family in Stittsville, attended the Tuesday, Nov. 20 meeting of the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville. He was accompanied by his sonin-law, Andre Arapov…Patricia den Boer of Flewellyn Road was one of the recipients of a United Way Community Builder Award this year. Her community and professional endeavours which earned her this honour include chair of the iSisters Technology Mentoring board of Directors for the past five years and service on the Boards of the Queensway Carleton Hospital, the Women’s Bureau Network of Ottawa and the Diefenbunker Museum. She is chair of an Advisory Committee at Algonquin College’s School of Business and editor of Ottawa Wedding Magazine. She is founder of
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As is always the case, the ďŹ rst weekend in December brings plenty of Christmas events throughout Rideau-Goulbourn. The easiest way to tell you what is going on this weekend is to map out my Saturday schedule for you. The St. Philip Annual Bake Sale starts at 9:00am and runs until 1:00pm at 127 Burke Street in Richmond. Get there early enough and youâ€™ll also be able to stop in at Ashton Christ Churchâ€™s Village Bakefest, on from 10:00am-1:00pm, which will give you enough time to make it back to Richmond for the Santa Claus Parade at 11:00am. Why enjoy just one parade when we have two on the same day? Come by Manotick at 1:00pm for the Manotick Lionsâ€™ Santa Claus Parade and while you are in Manotick, enjoy the festivities of our Olde Fashioned Christmas including the ďŹ nal weekend of the Watsonâ€™s Mill Christmas Market. Even if you attend all of these events, youâ€™ll still have time to drop by the Alfred Taylor Recreation Complex for the North Gower Farmersâ€™ Market annual Christmas Market, which runs from 9:00am-3:00pm. After itâ€™s all said and done and youâ€™re all Marketed and Paraded out, come back to Richmond for the Lighting of the Park ceremony at 6:00pm at the Richmond Memorial Park.
Councillor For Hire It has been a little while since I have done a Councillor for Hire shift. On Thursday, November 29th, you can ďŹ nd me at Bakerâ€™s Bean on Perth Street in Richmond. Iâ€™ll be there at 9:00am and into the afternoon so I hope to see a lot of folks come by and give me a hard time while enjoying this great establishment in Richmond. Iâ€™m told that I will be serving drinks in the morning so I promise not to spill your coffee.
Richmond Marketplace As though this upcoming weekend wasnâ€™t busy enough, we have two Grand Opening events taking place in Richmond this weekend. On Friday morning at 9:00am, the new Kingâ€™s Independent Grocer will open its doors. I had a sneak peek inside this beautiful new store last week and I can tell you that you will not be disappointed. On Saturday afternoon, at 2:30pm, the new Tim Hortonâ€™s will have its ofďŹ cial Grand Opening event as well. Hope to see you there!
Light Rail Transit (LRT) After three qualiďŹ ed consortia submitted their bids for the construction and maintenance of Ottawaâ€™s LRT project, the recommended proposal will be made public on December 5th, 2012. Following this, there will be a series of showcases throughout Ottawa to display the proposed project designs. The project will ďŹ rst be introduced at City Hall on the 5th and will be on display until December 19th. There are nine showcases in all with the closest ones being at the John G. Mlacak Community Centre on December 10th from 5:00-9:00pm, the Walter Baker Sports Centre on December 12th from 5:00pm-9:00pm and ďŹ nally at Bayshore Shopping Centre on December 14th from 3:00pm-9:00pm. Council will sit as Committee of the Whole on December 12th to hear public delegations and ask questions on the project and the LRT issue will rise to Council on December 19th for a ďŹ nal vote.
Stittsville District Lions Club members Gord MacIsaac, left, and Paul Riddell, second from right, and Don Redtman, far right, stand with the new sign that has been erected at Village Square Park in Stittsville, thanking the corporate sponsors who donated $100 each to help the Lions Club maintain, replace and add to the Christmas lights at Village Square Park this year.
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EMC news - The Christmas lights glowing at Village Square Park now are there in all their splendour thanks to the Stittsville District Lions Club. The Stittsville District Lions Club not only purchases replacement lights for the display but also provides the manpower to put up the new lights and ensure that all of the lights are working prior to the formal â€œturning onâ€? ceremony following the annual Parade of Lights. The Lions Club is helped
in ďŹ nancing the purchase of these new lights that are needed every year by corporate sponsors. In the past, these corporate sponsors were acknowledged by individual signs which were placed on the trees in the park. However, these signs would be blown by the wind and required ongoing vigilance throughout the holiday season. This year, for the ďŹ rst time, the Stittsville District Lions Club went with a ďŹ xed sign on which the corporate sponsors are listed. Produced by Stittsville Signs and Glass which is located next to Village Square
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Come out and enjoy an evening of Christmas music, carol singing and refreshments with the Ottawa Valley Male Choir on Sunday, December 9, 2012 â€“ 7 p.m. at the North Gower United Church, North Gower. Tickets are $5.00. For further information, please phone 613489-3839 or 613-489-3867. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491.
Park, the sign has been erected along Stittsville Main Street at the edge of Village Square Park. It features the Lions logo at the top of both of its panels, along with the phrase â€œThank You To Our Sponsors.â€? The sign features both blue and yellow, the two traditional Lions Club colours. Corporate donors of $100 who are listed on the sign include Hudson Insurance, Capital Services Snowplowing, Brownâ€™s Your Independent Grocer, Shoppers Drug Mart (Stittsville), Kellco Car Care, Primrose Capital & Excavation, Blondehead Farms Inc., Margâ€™s Drapery, Restore All Amsted Developments, Stittsville District Lions Club, Wayne Beaten Enterprises Inc., The Glen Scottish Restaurant, Stittsville Trailers, Stittsville Signs, Vos Trailers,
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Horticultural Society going strong after 50 years Special to the News EMC news - It’s been 50 years and the Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society is still going strong. At the Society’s annual general meeting in Stittsville on Tuesday, Nov. 20, outgoing president Catherine Disley outlined a 2012 year that was filled with activities and projects. This included the renovation of the flower bed at the “Welcome to Stittsville” sign at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Hazeldean Road. This was a collaboration between the Society which planned, purchased and planted the new flower bed and the city of Ottawa which removed the old soil and materials and provided new topsoil and mulch. The planting was completed in late October 2011 and despite last summer’s drought conditions, the plants for the most part survived. Tulips
bulbs have been planted this past October to provide spring blooms in the bed. Another project in 2012 was the planting of a red oak to commemorate the founding members of the Society. This tree was planted at a site which was provided at the Granite Ridge Long Term Care Centre on Abbott Street. This year was the first year for two raised planting boxes located behind the Stittsville Food Bank which had been developed by Stittsville Scouting in cooperation with community partners such as Lowes. These community garden beds were developed to demonstrate how to grow food on a small scale and to provide a resource for community groups to learn and to participate in gardening activities. Any food harvested was available for use by the Food Bank. The Horticultural Society was also involved this year in
enhancing a planting bed at the new sign for Amberwood Village which was erected at the community’s Springbrook Drive entrance. This involved enhancing the planting bed with new shrubs, perennials and grasses. The design and plant suggestions were made by the society, with Marlene Lahey coordinating a group effort that including funding and manpower from the Society, Tara Collier and Bill Moore of Royal Lepage Real Estate, Giant Tiger and Brown’s Your Independent Grocer. The Society continued its efforts looking after the large planters at Village Square Park in Stittsville. For four years now, Marlene Lahey and her helpers have looked after the planting, watering and care of the plants in these planters. The year 2012 also saw the Society hold its annual plant sale and participate in the “Cleaning of the Capital”
spring clean-up. At the annual general meeting, city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri commented that he is impressed with how the Society not only continues to grow but also how it continues to have an impact on the community of Stittsville.
Catherine Disley has stepped down as president of the Society. Lee Boltwood is taking over as president for coming year, with Catherine Disley assuming the role of immediate past president. Penny Horeczy will be the vice-president while Marg Farr will serve as treasurer.
Vivian McLean will be the recording secretary for the coming year. Directors for the coming year will be Rosemary Brummell, Judith Cox, Marg Farr, Susan Hughes, Marlene Lahey, Vivian McLean, Marg Liniset and Doreen Bell who is a lifetime director.
Kathryn Lindsay, left, a director of the Ontario Horticultural Association, presents a certificate honouring the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society on its 50th anniversary this year to the Horticultural Society’s 2011 president Catherine Disley, right, and Society lifetime director Doreen Bell, centre, at the Society’s annual general meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
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fee 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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Luc Therrien, left, of Stittsville Glass and Signs accepts a gift basket from Marlene Lahey, right, of the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society representing the Society’s appreciation for Luc’s assistance in providing water from his business beside Village Square Park in Stittsville to members of the Horticultural Society when they need it for their gardening work in the Park.
EMC news - It’s only a little over two weeks to go to the “Welcome Christmas” concert that is 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 this concert on Sunday, Dec. 16. They can be purchased at the Gaia Java Cof-
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CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND SING-ALONG CAROLS A community Christmas concert at St. Thomas Anglican Church, at 1619 Stittsville Main Street, will feature the popular Capital City Chorus, who will be presenting a Christmas-themed concert which includes some sing-along carols. The concert is on Saturday, December 1st, at 7:00pm. The cost is $15 and tickets are available at the church office or at the door. You can also order them by phone at 613-836-5741. Light refreshments will be available after the concert. Everyone is welcome to attend!
CHRISTMAS CARD CONTEST OPEN TO STITTSVILLE CHILDREN 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 winner’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. When working on your art, please ensure you do not use glitter paints or stickers, as it must be suitable to copy onto the front of the Christmas card. Also, please remember to include the artist’s name, phone number and age on the back of their entry. Please submit your child’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.
ANNUAL COOKIE DECORATING AND SANTA VISIT On Saturday, December 15th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon at my Ward office, in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) at 1500 Shea Road, you can come and have your photo taken with Santa! Additionally, winners from my Christmas card contest will be announced and awarded a prize. I look forward to seeing you all! So come on out and decorate a gingerbread cookie!
2012 OC TRANSPO/LOBLAW ® ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE In co-operation with the Ottawa Food Bank, the 2012 OC Transpo/Loblaw ® Annual Christmas Food Drive is a special event that marks the 28th year of the annual partnership with Loblaws ®, Real Canadian Superstores ®, and selected Your Independent Grocers™,. I invite you to get in the true holiday spirit by volunteering to accept cash and food donations on Saturday, December 8 between 9 a.m-6 p.m. at any of the 19 participating Loblaws, Superstores and Your Independent Grocers stores across Ottawa. This volunteer opportunity also qualifies as community service hours for high school students. If you or your family members are available to help on December 8, please contact OCvolunteer@ottawa.ca or bénévoleOC@ ottawa.ca. You can also contact Brigitte Bitar at 613-842-3636 ext. 2488.
THE CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE PROGRAM For 97 years, the Christmas Exchange Program has given those in need in Ottawa a sense of hope and dignity during an otherwise difficult time of year. Registered families receive a food hamper or a gift voucher to Giant Tiger. Sadly, throughout the 2011 campaign, there was an increase in demand and a shortage in donations. The funds didn’t stretch far enough to help the 27,579 individuals on the list. Over 5,000 families didn’t get the assistance they had been counting on. Already, the need is much higher and organizers are expecting that up to 29,000 individuals will need a helping hand this Christmas. If you can, please help the Christmas Exchange Program this year and share the holiday spirit with those in your community who truly need it. You can sponsor an entire family for $100 or purchase a turkey for a family for just $25. Financial gifts can be made by calling the Caring and Sharing Exchange at 613-226-6434.
DID YOU KNOW? S.S. #12 Mildred Rothwell and her family moved from Saskatchewan in 1934, returning to Stittsville where her father Milton Potter had grown up. Mildred was just turning 13, and the village was not very big then. The school Mildred attended was S.S. #12 on Carp Road, across from The Fair Green, built in 1875. Today the S.S. #12 is a private residence. “When we were at school there was quite a hill behind us-now it’s Crossing bridgeand we could and did go tobogganing. “ “The school in Stittsville only went to Grade 8 and then you either went into Nepean if you had a car, or on the train to Carleton Place if you didn’t, or you stopped school. Some kids only went to school in the wintertime and worked at farm jobs in the good weather.” *Information regarding the “Did you know…” story was taken from the book Stittsville a Sense of Place by Barbara Bottriell, 1998.
EMC news - Like mother, like daughter. Sacred Heart Catholic High School student Johanna Lazaro eventually wants to open her own business. It could be a food truck, a small hair salon or something else – she is not quite sure yet. But a dual credit course that she is currently taking at Algonquin College while still a student at Sacred Heart and also a co-op placement at a local business are helping her move towards achieving her goal. And motivating her as well is the example of her mother, a role model you could say, who operates her own business. Johanna sees how independent her mother is and how much in control of her life she is. “I like being independent,” Johanna says. “I guess I am like my mom.” Right now Johanna, who is 16 years old and in grade 12, has busy days. She travels to Algonquin College two days a week for her “Small and Medium Enterprise” dual credit course. It’s called a dual credit course as it qualiﬁes both as a high school course and as a college course – sort of two for the effort of one. She takes it along with other high school students. She travels by bus to Algonquin College for the course. Despite the travel, she loves it. “I’m so grateful for this,” she says. “I’m just really happy.” Johanna also likes the independence that she experiences with this course. “I feel more adult-like, more independent doing it,” she says. She notes that not a lot of students at Sacred Heart have taken a dual credit course at Algonquin, probably because of the travelling involved. But she sees the course as helping her in her ultimate goal of establishing her own business. And she sees its value in doing this. This course lets you know what you have to do to open a business, she says. Adding to the experience and knowledge about being in business is her co-op placement this year which is at Norcan Security in Stittsville. There she is get-
Johanna Lazaro ting the opportunity to learn about basic ofﬁce skills including invoicing and accounting. She is learning both phone and ofﬁce etiquette, how to keep things organized and how to deal with customers. “I am learning a lot of customer service skills,” she says about her co-op placement. She also says that she is enjoying the experience, praising the general manager for letting her do things on her own. “I feel independent,” she says. Johanna says that she sees the connection between her co-op placement and her course at Algonquin which is dealing with being in business. In her co-op placement, she is able to see in practical terms what she is learning theoretically in her Algonquin course. And while Johanna wants to own a business in the future, she also likes art. She admits to growing up in a household where the creative arts and crafts were very much practiced. She herself was involved in arts and crafts when she was younger and she says that art has always been a part of her life, with the house full of what she terms “trinkets of art.” Her parents, she says, are into various kinds
Empties can help those in need John Curry firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC news - Your empty beer bottles can help those in need at Christmas time. This can happen through your participation in the “Running on Empties” fundraising initiative that will be happening at The Beer Store in Stittsville on Saturday, Dec. 15. That’s when members of the Rotary Club of OttawaStittsville will be on hand outside The Beer Store at the
Stittsville Corners shopping area (Stittsville Sobeys plaza) at the corner of Carp Road and Hazeldean Road to collect donated empties. The funds raised will be going to the Christmas Exchange which helps Ottawa area families in need during the Christmas season. The Rotary Club members will be at The Beer Store from 9:30 a.m. through to 5 p.m., so start saving your empties and look for them on Saturday, Dec. 15.
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already higher with organizers expecting that up to 29,000 individuals will be needing a helping hand from the Christmas Exchange this year. That’s why your generosity at this “Running on Empties” fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 15 will be so helpful. Since this “Running for Empties” program began in 1988, over $294,000 has been raised for the Christmas Exchange. Last year, across the city, $17,000 was raised. This year’s goal is $25,000 in keeping with the program’s 25th anniversary year.
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of art from painting to photography to ﬁlm making. “I was brought up into it,” she says in explaining that she currently does acrylic painting. She did harbour thoughts at one time of being a fashion designer but realizes that the world of fashion is difﬁcult to get into. That’s why she has opted to become a business person instead, while still continuing to appreciate art. And her art may come in handy in the future as one of her goals of being in business for herself is to be able to help out the community. This might take the form of giving food to the homeless if she were to operate a food truck downtown or perhaps giving free art lessons to children. “I just always wanted to give back to the community,” she says. Johanna’s creative talents also extend to music as she plays the guitar, something that she started when she was about ten years old. She does not play to perform but rather just to relieve stress and enjoy herself. One of Johanna’s passions is astrology, palm reading and face reading. A cousin introduced her to astrology a couple of years ago and she now enjoys studying the planets and stars. She also ﬁnds that horoscopes are a conversation topic that many seem to enjoy. She does not believe everything that horoscopes and astrology reveal but she ﬁnds it interesting, calling it simply a hobby. Johanna has a new interest in that she is getting Yorkie puppy from a breeder whom she has already named “Juno.” She has had dogs before as well as a cat, so she is conﬁdent that she will be able to take care of Juno properly and easily. This is Johanna’s ﬁrst year at Sacred Heart, having attended St. Paul Catholic High School previously before the family moved to Stittsville. “I enjoy it here a lot,” she says about her new Sacred Heart experience. She thought that the transition to a new school in this, her graduating year, would be difﬁcult but she has found that she has been well accepted and that her efforts at school seem to be drawing a lot of positive encouragement.
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Gaia performers John Curry firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC news - A solo singer/guitarist and a trio both performed at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville last Saturday evening. The program started off just after 8:30 p.m. with the song stylings of Alishia Hiu who performed a handful of songs, accompanying herself on her guitar. This led into a performance by the trio called â€œSad Guru,â€? comprised on Dan Tarof on guitar and vocals; Chris Baroud on bass guitar and vocals; and Jess Alderwood on drums and vocals. This group, which has been together for two years, usually performs at downtown spots like the Rainbow Bistro and the Elmdale Tavern where the trio will be performing on Dec. 21. For this performance at Gaia Java Coffee Company shop, the trio toned down its presentation, according to Dan Tarof, given the size of the venue. It usually produces a heavier sound that is a lot louder, he said. â€œSad Guruâ€? performed all original songs in its performance, such as â€œChange the Worldâ€? which group member Chris Baroud wrote. Chris writes most of the material for â€œSad Guruâ€? while Dan Tarof does some writing. The performances of both Alishia Hiu and â€œSad Guruâ€? received warm, enthusiastic applause from the crewd, indicating that their musical offerings hit the spot. More information about â€œSad Guruâ€? can be found at the website www.sadgururocks.com
Performing at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre in Stittsville last Saturday night, Nov. 24 are members of the group Sad Guru, from left, Dan Tarof, guitar and vocals; Jess Alderwood, drums and vocals; and Chris Baroud, vocals and bass.
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EMC news - Entries are now being received in the annual Christmas Card Design Contest hosted by city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri. Entries will be received up to noon on Thursday, Dec. 6, after which a team of judges will choose four winning designs. This winning artwork will be featured on councillor Qadriâ€™s office Christmas e-card. All entries will be displayed in the windows of councillor Qadriâ€™s ward office at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC). The winners will be announced and
presented with prizes at councillor Qadriâ€™s annual Cookie Decorating and Santa Visit at the GRC on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be three age categories in the contest: up to six years of age; 7-10 years of age; and 11-13 years of age. One winner will be chosen from each of these age categories. In addition, there will be one additional winner selected, coming from any of the age categories. Entries should include the artistâ€™s name, phone number and age on the back of the entry. In addition, entries should not feature glitter paints or stickers as these cause problems in reproduction for
the Christmas e-card. Entries should be submitted to Councillor Shad Qadri, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, On K1P 1J1 or can be dropped off at councillor Qadriâ€™s ward office at the GRC on Shea Road in Stittsville. Ward office hours are Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If the ward office is not open, leave the entry at the GRC reception desk, addressed to councillor Qadri. The original artwork will be able to be retrieved if desired by picking it up at the ward office at the GRC in the New Year.
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Singer Alishia Hiu accompanies herself on the guitar as she performs at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville last Saturday night, Nov. 24.
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EMC sports - The Stittsville Royals battled back from a 3-1 deficit late in the second period to capture a 4-3 victory over the visiting Renfrew Timberwolves in Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville last Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25. The Royals had battled the Timberwolves to a 1-1 draw after the first period of the game but then fell behind 3-1 before Nate Blankarn scored with only 1:31 left to go in the second period to make it 3-2. Michael Di Bello of the Royals then scored with only seven seconds to go in the period to tie up the game 3-3 and send it to the third period all square. The third period was a scoreless struggle for the two teams until Michael Di Bello again scored for the Royals, this time with only 2:02 left in the game to give the Royals a come-from-behind 4-3 victory. Scoring for the Royals in this game were Michael Di Bello with his two goals with Nate Blenkarn and Scott Barnes adding single markers. Earning assists for the Royals in this game were Alex Hulford and Kyle Drisdelle with two assists apiece while Matt Kadolph, Tim McDonnell, Michael Di Bello and Jake Oliver picked up single assists. The Royals fired 41 shots at the Renfrew goal in this game while Renfrew responded with 39 shots at the Stittsville net. This victory by the Royals over Renfrew last Sunday got the Royals back on the winning track after losing 4-2 to the Ottawa West Golden Knights in a game at the Barbara Ann Scott Arena in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 22. Ottawa West led 1-0 after the first period and 3-0 after two periods before finishing up with a 4-2 victory. Tim McDonnell and Dylan Scott scored for the Royals in this game with assists going to Matt Kadolph, Alex Hulford and Ryan Bochert. The Royals had 30 shots on the Ottawa West net while Ottawa West directed the same number, 30 shots, at the Stittsville goal. The Stittsville Royals are now sitting tied for third place in the Valley Division of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League with a record of 10 wins, 9 losses and 1 overtime loss. With 21 points, the Royals are tied with the Arnprior Packers for third place in the Valley Division, one point behind second place Renfrew Timberwolves. The Perth Blue Wings lead the division with 27 points. The Stittsville Royals next home game at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road is this Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. against the Arnprior Packers.
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Singer and guitarist Cameron Barr performs at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville last Friday evening, Nov. 23, as a painting of a guitar player backed up by a cup full of other musicians hangs on the wall beside his performance area.
EMC news - It was life reflecting art. You had guitarist/singer Cameron Barr of Stittsville performing at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville last Friday evening. And there on the wall, right beside the performance area at the front of the shop and only a few feet from the performing Cameron was a Ben Gatien work of art that depicted a person playing a guitar with a number of other musicians jammed together in a cup sitting on a saucer behind the guitarist. And while Cameron Barr was a sole performer with no other musicians involved and while the only cups and saucers were to be found on the tables occupied by the capacity audience, there certainly were two guitarists at Gaia that evening – Cameron Barr as he accompanied himself as he sang a variety of songs and the Ben Gatien guitarist creation on the wall. Life and art together! This Ben Gatien artwork is but one of a whole series of his work of different sizes that line one wall of the Gaia Java Coffee Company Shop, all of which are for sale. And, indeed, about half a dozen have been sold over the past months. All of these works of art feature musical instruments and musicians of one kind or another. But while the art on the wall is visually musical but is silent, that was not the case for Cameron Barr who filled the coffee shop with his guitar-
accompanied vocals – some slower paced, some fast paced but all passionately sung. It might have been a slow tune about true love or a tune where he also incorporated some whistling but whatever the performance piece, the crowd delivered hearty applause following its completion – a sign of acceptance and enjoyment. Cameron Barr, who combines singing with his finger-style guitar work, currently attends Carleton University. But he has been involved with music from an early age, having taken piano lessons for years before moving on to a teaching role. He also has showed his wide musical interests by taking up both the guitar and the trumpet. Among his musical influences are Canadian singer/songwriter/musician/poet Leonard Cohen; American singer/songwriter Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen who is known for his heartland rock and poetic lyrics; and John Mayer, an American pop and blues rock musician and singer/songwriter. The Gaia Java Coffee Company shop is located at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. It features Friday musical evenings featuring solo and group performers, including instrumentalists, vocalists and singers/musicians. These Friday musical evenings, which begin at 7 p.m., are free to attend, although early arrival is recommended due to limited seating.
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Lights on Stittsville Main Street John Curry firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC news - The Parade of Lights lived up to its name and then some last Saturday evening in Stittsville. Indeed, a bird or pilot or even astronaut flying high over Stittsville Main Street would have seen what appeared to be a long string of Christmas lights stretched out along the street and its riverbanks of onlookers as a record number of floats and entries, over 50, moved from north to south along the street. And whether it was the vintage 1929 Stittsville fire truck wrapped in lights or the Main Street Community Services float aglow with lights or Adam Kittle’s lights-covered snowblower tractors or the little house on the Coldwell Banker float covered with lights or the No Dump group with lights covering both a
car and the recreational trailer that it was pulling or the lights galore on the Dragonluck Kennels float or even an old military jeep wearing strings of Christmas lights or two lighted angels on the Guardian Angels Catholic School float or the lights covering the Ecole Jean-Paul II float or the glowing lights from the Stittsville Curves entry, each and every float or entry in the parade contributed to this slowmoving parade of Christmas lights moving along Stittsville Main Street. Once again this year, the ReMax float and its hot air balloon flame was a parade highlight, not only lighting up the surrounding darkness when it lept into the evening darkness, bringing forth the awe of the spectators, but also this year spreading a little heat, a welcome by-product on this evening which saw a bitter northwest wind howl
across the parade route. Although it was only minus two degrees on the thermometer, the wind enhanced the cold. But parade watchers were bundled up with toques, winter jackets, gloves and more in preparation for what was really the first nippy night of this November. The windy conditions only caused the giant inflatables on some of the floats to sway a little more than usual. And speaking of inflatables, they ranged from the giant and tall Coca Cola drinking polar bear at the front of the Brown’s Your Independent Grocer float to the couple of large Mickey Mouse figures in Santa suits to the wine bottles which fluttered in the breeze on the Wine Villa float. And what would a parade be without music, whether it was the bagpipes of the highland pipe band which led off the parade or the Christmas
tunes coming from floats like the Re/Max hot air balloon flame entry or the Stittsville Legion’s “Santa’s Workshop” float complete with accompanying music. No Christmas parade would be complete without Santa and there he was, bringing up the rear in the parade, riding high up in the bucket of the Stittsville firefighters’ aerial ladder truck and shouting out “Merry Christmas, everybody” as he travelled along the parade route, with Christmas music also blaring from his fire truck – a far cry from his traditional sled and flying reindeer. There was lots of pedestrian participation in this year’s Parade of Lights, ranging from the Stittsville District Lions Club members who canvassed parade route onlookers for donations for the Stittsville Food Bank to members of the Kanata Stallions hockey team to cheerleaders for Cheer Sport Sharks Ottawa to Stittsville Sobeys staff handing out gift bags to those along the route, 1,500 bags in total. And themes ranged from the spiritually-inspired like on the Pool Builders flatbed float to the floats representing churches like the Community Bible Church, Stittsville Unit-
ed Church and Holy Spirit Catholic Church to holiday themed ones like the Giant Tiger float to ones like the Goulbourn Girls’ Hockey Association float, filled with players wearing the Association’s blue Rockets jerseys. The floats pulled out of the assembling area at the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s Depot starting at 6:32 p.m., with the last float, the
aerial ladder truck carrying Santa Claus, hitting Stittsville Main Street at 7:06 p.m. This final float with Santa passed through the Stittsville Main Street/Abbott Street intersection at 7:40 p.m. Following the parade, the Christmas lights on the trees at Village Square Park were switched on, marking the arrival of the holiday season to Stittsville.
Young Mathias Simpson has a great seat on the shoulders of his dad Adam Simpson as they get ready to watch the Parade of Lights on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville last Saturday evening, Nov. 24.
The vintage 1929 fire truck of the Stittsville firefighters, being driven by firefighter Steve The Re/Max float, with flames bursting from its hot air balloon power source, moves Rossanese, accompanied by his son Adam Rossanese, is loaded with Christmas lights as it down along Stittsville Main Street in the Parade of Lights last Saturday, Nov. 24. moves along the Parade of Lights route on Stittsville Main Street last Saturday, Nov. 24. JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND
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‘Art Is Everywhere’ at Westwind Public School John Curry firstname.lastname@example.org
EMC news - Sure, there’s the world famous Louvre in Paris with its art collection. And don’t forget The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, perhaps the most inﬂuential museum of modern art in the world. But on Thursday evening, Nov. 22, it was the second annual “Art Is Everywhere” student art show at Westwind Public School in Stittsville that was where you wanted to be for an art experience. That’s because the school’s gymnasium was transformed into a giant art gallery, featuring more than 600 pieces of art done by students in all grades at the school. Move over, Louvre and Museum of Modern Art – make room for these artists of the future
and their work as displayed in Westwind’s gymnasium, transformed into an art-nasium. And, given the facility, it was not surprising and, indeed, perhaps most appropriate, that a volleyball net strung up in a part of the gym was laden on both sides with student art – ranging from colour wheel mixing to stained glass and facial art to reindeer artwork. Now that’s making your venue work for you. But whether on the volleyball net or on the gym walls which were adorned from side to side with student art or instand alone exhibits scattered around the gym, the student art was everywhere. There were Andy Warhol-style Patterns in Nature, done by grade 2/3 students; there was grade 1/2 Pop Art, inspired by Andy Warhol, the
American artist who was the leading ﬁgure in the visual art movement known as, what else, pop art; the 3D Foil Art done by a couple of classes; and what about the aboriginal masks done by grade six students that were lined up on the front of the stage in the gym – Wow! But there was so much more. Doves and poppies dominated the Remembrance Day art done by grade six students. Grade two students had Name Design art on display. And Andy Warhol’s inﬂuence showed up again with an artistic representation of his famous soup can art; and on it went. Abstract art, string painting, negative/positive art; colour wheel butterﬂies by grade one students, Picasso portraits, landscapes, fall trees by grade one students – some-
thing done by everyone and something for everyone. And who could not like and appreciate the table ﬁlled with small sculptures made by junior kindergarten pupils – like Baby Snake by Nathanael, Jaguar by Sarika, Funny Pig by Liam and The Happy Face by Nathan. Or what about the model landscapes made by grade three students, done as aerial views showing how the land is being used, with features like rivers and roads. One grade four class had art on display that was inspired by the famous “Squares with Concentric Circles” work of Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian painter who was a pioneer in abstract art. There even was a display with information about Kandinsky. This “Art Is Everywhere” student art show also featured the presence of three guest
artists who were demonstrating their craft and provided information about it. These included Jennifer Anne Kelly, a glassworks artists from Almonte, as well as artists Ana Maria Rutenburg and Diane Dean, both from Stittsville. There was also a silent auction on the go featuring items such as original photographs, cakes and cupcakes, among other things, all donated by families, artists and businesses in the community.
And the event was for more than just looking at art. There was a couple of art activity tables set up at which youngsters could try their hand at an art craft. No event would be complete without refreshments and for this, this second annual “Art Is Everywhere” student art show had the appropriately-named “The Artsy Café” where popcorn, chips, granola bars, apples and more could be purchased.
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Westwind Public School grade one student Laura Cadieux, centre, points out a colour wheel butterfly piece of art to her mother Molly Cadieux, left, at the “ART IS EVERYWHERE” student art show at the school in Stittsville on Thursday evening, Nov. 22.
Madeline Schmidt, a senior kindergarten pupil, points to her reindeer craft art at the “ART IS EVERYWHERE” student art show at Westwind Public School in Stittsville on Thursday evening, Nov. 22.
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played with the Titans for six seasons, ﬁnishing as a Minor Midget in the 2011-2012 season. He was playing this season with the Stittsville Royals of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League prior to being called up by the 67’s. The Ottawa 67’s chose him in the eighth round of the April 2012 OHL draft. He was excited to be chosen by the 67’s as this was the team for which he was hoping to play junior hockey. Although only 16 years of age, Kevin, at 6 foot, one inch and 200 pounds, has a strong physical presence on the ice. With the Stittsville Royals this season, Kevin had scored 10 goals and added 16 assists. He was 32nd in the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League scoring race at the time of his call up by the 67’s. Kevin, a forward, wore jersey number 93 for the Stittsville Royals and has donned jersey number 39 for the Ottawa 67’s.
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A Stittsville hockey player is now suiting up with the Ottawa 67’s. Kevin Groulx, a grade 11 student at Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville who has played minor hockey with the Stittsville Rams, put on the 67’s jersey for the ﬁrst time for Ontario Hockey League (OHL) game action on Tuesday, Nov. 20 when the 67’s defeated the Kingston Frontenacs. He had received his call up the day before. He went on his ﬁrst OHL road trip last weekend, playing three games in three days. Kevin grew up playing hockey with the Stittsville Rams and moved on to AAA hockey with the Ottawa Valley Titans. He
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In darts, the “turkey shoot” is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Stittsville Legion Hall. All dart players interested in participating in this must sign up by this Friday, Nov. 30. Julie Johnson had the ladies’ high score at the euchre party at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Marisa Martin was the runner-up for the ladies. Eddie Legault had the men’s high score with Lee Mather placing second. Dwain McGillvray had the most lone hands while Garnet Vaughn had the hidden score. Sharon Legault had the low score. Door prizes were won by Dorothy Jessiman and Nancy Codd.
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