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Talking leadership: Accomplished women speak at forum. P3,6


Dancing your thesis


Line Gendron, right, of Gendron Antiques and Reproductions greets four year old Niko Miceli and his mother Renee Asselin, left, during their visit to the Designer Day Marathon at Gendron Antiques on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Last June Gendron Antiques and Reproductions held a fundraiser for Miko to help with expenses related to his cancer treatment.

A buzz in the barn JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF

The big red barn in Stittsville was buzzing on Wednesday, Oct. 20. It was a first ever Designer Day Marathon, raising funds to help out 25 year old Stephanie Lanctot, an Ottawa University graduate who started a teaching career last fall but was shortly thereafter diagnosed with cervical cancer. The funds are needed so that she can travel to New York

City for alternative treatments, a costly venture not covered by any benefits because of her short teaching career. That’s where Gendron Antiques and Reproductions, the Hazeldean Road shop that is housed in the red barn near the corner of Carp Road, stepped up and organized this 20.4.20 Designer Day Marathon. Two dozen of the top designers in the Ottawa area were on hand. BUZZ, SEE 12

JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Move over “Dancing with the Stars.” Now there’s “Dance Your PhD.” This three year old contest, sponsored by Science Magazine in association with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, sees scientists and students from around the world team up to create dance videos based on their graduate research. This year’s contest, launched in June, attracted 45 submissions in four categories – chemistry, physics, biology and the social sciences, one of which was a video involving a team of Carleton University students led by doctoral student Maureen McKeague of Stittsville who graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in 2003. And not only did the video, which explains her PhD research through dance, win in the chemistry category but it went on to be the contest’s overall winner, beating out three other finalists and winning the $1,000 prize at the Imagine Science Film Fes-

tival in New York City on Monday, Oct. 18. The other finalists were from Australia (physics), the Netherlands (biology) and Quebec (social sciences). “I never thought I’d be asked to dance my thesis,” Maureen says. “But I’m delighted that this kind of competition is helping to get the word out about our scientific research at Carleton that could eventually be used to diagnose heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and birth defects.” Richard Losick, a molecular biologist at Harvard University and one of the judges in the contest, opted for Maureen’s video as the winner because, in his words, “it effectively integrated the concept of what happens during the process being depicted with the movement of the dancers.” He called the video both “enjoyable and humourous to watch in and of itself” and has plans to show it to his molecular biology students. Maureen, who is now 25, notes that another student involved with the research

lab of Carleton University chemistry professor Maria De Rosa found out about the competition and after Dr. DeRosa thought that Maureen’s research project would make a great dance, all 15 students in the research lab decided last July to enter the “Dance Your PhD” competition. DANCING, SEE 2

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The resulting dance video based on Maureen’s research at Carleton is about a tech-

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bind specifically to target molecules. The dance includes Celtic-inspired moves, the authoritative and slightly menacing urea molecule and the dancing pony-tailed and shades-wearing Taq polymerase building a DNA strand. A number of dance genres including highland and funk are involved in the video, along with both rock and pop tunes by Queen, the Supremes and Men Without Hats. The video ends up turning a complicated scientific thesis into an easy to follow dance routine that makes sense of Maureen’s research even for those who are not familiar with her PhD thesis. The video features Maureen and her lab partners interlocking arms, jumping and dancing in synchronized movements to represent the way aptamers are selected. Development of the dance and the video was a group effort with everyone in the research lab contributing. Maureen says that everything came together within a few weeks and after two practice sessions, the video was filmed. Maureen says that an ever-present challenge in developing the dance was to ensure that the science involved was being correctly portrayed while keeping the dance entertaining. Maureen is a fan of the “Dance Your PhD” competition, feeling that it is a perfect way to get the general public interested in and excited about science. She notes that the video has been viewed by many people who have no science background whatsoever but who have learned a little bit about chemistry, DNA and her research watching the video. She also thinks that the competition is a great way to convince scientists to teach in innovative ways and to motivate their students and others. Indeed, Maureen hopes to teach at the university level someday and she believes that the dance video shows her ability to get people excited about chemistry. What makes winning this dance video competition even more amazing is that Maureen has never taken a dance class in her life and most of the others in the lab were in the

same boat. However, the star dancer in the video, who is an undergraduate student, had taken several years of highland dancing and another PhD student in the lab used to arrange dance routines in high school, proving invaluable with the choreography. The ceremony at the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York City where the winning video was announced included the screening of each of the four video finalists before an audience of actors, science musicians and film directors attending the Festival. Maureen says that the audience really seemed to like the Carleton video. Judges selecting the winners in the contest included scientists, choreographers and past winners. After graduating from Sacred Heart in 2003, Maureen attended Carleton University, obtaining her B.Sc. in biochemistry. During these four years, she worked as a research assistant in chemistry labs at the university as well as for the government. This sparked her interest in research and in chemistry, particularly an opportunity to work with Dr. DeRosa whom she calls a motivating and hard working professor whose research involving DNA is extremely interesting. Maureen decided to continue in grad school at Carleton, working with Dr. DeRosa. Initially she was only going to do her Master’s degree but soon she realized that she had a lot of ideas that she wanted to try out in the lab, so she switched into a Ph.D program. She likes chemistry because it is constantly changing so that it is thrilling to try to keep on top of the latest developments. Much chemistry also has applications in the real world and the thought that research work done in a chemistry lab might end up improving the quality of life in the world is very fulfilling to Maureen. She fondly remembers all of her science and math teachers at Sacred Heart, noting that they kept her motivated and interested and were always very encouraging. To watch the video, go to http://vimeo. com/14528924.

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Members of the winning Carleton University team led by doctoral student Maureen McKeague of Stittsville in the 2010 “Dance Your PhD” competition are, front row, left to right, Laura Novitsky, Amanda Foster, Xueru Zhang, Uyen Ho, Amanda Giamberardino, Maureen McKeague, Elyse Bernard (in front of Maureen), Charlotte Bradley (with the target) and Erin McConnell; and, back row, left to right, Johny Abboud, Yasir Sultan, Mike Beking, Tariq Francis, Jes Ellacott, Alexander Wolkski and Jeremy Plante.


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JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Enlist four accomplished women, have an engaging topic related to community, assemble an attentive audience and what do you have? Success. This was the outcome of the “Building Leaders: Strengthening Community” forum staged at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church’s parish hall in Stittsville on Monday, Oct. 18, organized by a team under the leadership of former city of Ottawa councillor and Goulbourn township mayor Janet Stavinga and former Goulbourn township councillor Louise Beggs and featuring CBC radio personality Rita Celli as moderator. It was held not only so that four female leaders from across the city of Ottawa could share their insights and experiences on building leadership and strengthening community but also to raise funds for the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, an organization which provides services for residents of all ages in the area from youth through seniors thanks to the efforts of 80 staff, volunteers who provide 17,000 hours of help throughout the year, partner agencies and community support. At the end of the evening, it was announced that $4,000 had been raised It was noted a couple of times throughout the evening that the event was being held on the anniversary of the historic 1929 British Privy Council decision that officially declared that Canadian women were “persons.” This famous Persons Case was led by the so-called Famous Five, all Alberta women – Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Henrietta Muir Edwards and Louise McKinney. Each of the four invited speakers at the forum shared their views on what leadership is in opening presentations, after which there was a moderated panel discussion to respond to questions and further elaborate on the topic. Julie Tubman, president and owner of Tubman Funeral Homes, a pioneer as a female funeral director in Ontario and a community leader serving on Board of Trustees for organizations such as Roger’s House and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, said that the first lesson that she learned when starting to work as a receptionist at the family’s funeral home is that people can make a difference in the lives of others. “I learned I could make a difference one person at a time,” she said. Rosemarie Leclair, current president and chief executive officer of Hydro Ottawa and a former longtime high ranking public servant with the city of Ottawa, extolled the attraction of a career in public service which provides a person with an opportunity to shape public policy and help respond to the needs of communities. She acknowledged that people look to their political leaders for vision but that it is leaders in the public service that turn that vision into action.


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Here comes the Studio Tour as art blooms in Stittsville

There’s a lot going on in the art world in Stittsville these days. There’s a fibre or textile art exhibit on display in the ArtSpace area at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. The exhibit is there until the end of the month. There is an exhibition of the oil paintings of Stittsville artist Gerald Smith now underway at Art Mad’s gallery at the Stittsville Shopping Centre. There is a “meet the artist” event there this Friday, Oct. 29 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mr. Smith is one of Stittsville’s more unique artists in terms of his work, largely because of his paintings of giant portraits. But he does not limit himself to these and his other work, including seascapes, is stunning. The Ottawa West Arts Association is opening a new exhibition of works by some of its member artists at its gallery in the foyer of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex. It has the

exciting attraction of a “People’s Choice” voting – an innovative way to get people involved and viewing the art. And if this were not enough, the annual Stittsville Artists Studio Tour is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. This seventh annual tour will feature nine artists who will be opening their homes and studios to the public to view and to see their most recent works of art. Hopefully this will lead to some sales of the art but, more importantly, this Studio Tour gives art lovers and others just interested in art a change to see the artists in their creative environment. You can chat with the artists and hear about how a certain painting or creative work came to be. And, what is best, all the stops on this Studio Tour are right here in Stittsville. You don’t have to travel far. You can visit a couple on the Saturday and a few more on the Sunday or

visit all of them in just one of the days. There is a variety of artists taking part, so you will get a good breath of art to see and enjoy. The artists include Shelley Irving, Sylvie Sabourin, Stephany Castilla, Ana Maria Rutenberg, Terry Sarchuk, Daniel Morales-Gomez, Tracy Lewis, Bernice Wills and Vera Van Baaren. Information and a map of the locations of the artist studios can be found at So, there is plenty for the art aficionado to enjoy in the Stittsville community in these coming days. And if you have never taken in an art exhibition or studio tour, think about doing it for the first time. It may open up the world of art to you and bring art into the lives of you and your family. Art is a part of life. It is a part of the Stittsville community. Consider making it a part of your life.

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SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The snow is coming, wa is a diverse collection of communities, the snow is coming. Or which is a perfect match for our commitat least the snowflakes ment to providing readers with the most in the form of the animportant news and information affecting nual Snowflake Bazaar their neighbourhood.” at St. Thomas Anglican Ottawa This Week will provide hyper Church in Stittsville. local content to the communities served It is being held on with news, profiles of residents, editorials, Saturday, Nov. 6 from opinion colums and coverage of sports, up11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the coming events and arts and culture. An achall at the church. companying website, YourOttawaRegion. There will be crafts com offers residents daily news updates which are ideal for and multimedia content. Christmas gift giving “There is a definite opportunity to proas well as a silent aucvide readers with more focused local tion. A children’s area content, while offering advertisers targetwill be an attraction JOHN CURRY PHOTO ing and flexibility that was not previously available – a win/win combination for ev- The Dining Hall sits on the Richmond fairgrounds between the Richmond for all youngers. There Memorial Community Centre to the east and the Richmond Curling Club to will also be a lunch eryone,” says Mr. McWebb. available. “We are also very proud to be the only the west. newspapers in the region to be using 100 T TITTSVILLE LIBRARY percent recycled newsprint,” says Ms. Bodine. “Despite the fact it is more expensive than the whiter paper used by others, we truly believe it is the right way to go.” Ottawa This Week West will serve Briabout being one of six women is required. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS tannia, Carlingwood, Westboro, Island All registration must be It is not just any mountain who went to Africa to climb park and area; Central will serve the Glebe, – it is the highest mountain Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of done online with an Ottawa Alta Vista, Elmvale Acres, Mooney’s Bay in Africa. Yes, that’s right. the Stephen Lewis Founda- Public Library card at www. and area; East will serve New Edinburgh, Mount Kilimanjaro. And you tion. Rockcliffe, Vanier, Pineview and area; and can find out all about this faBut more than just tellThis is the conclusion of a South will serve Riverside south, Hunt mous mountain this coming ing her story, Janet will be series of three adult programs Club, Blossom Park and area. In addition, Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at launching her book called offered at the Stittsville liNepean This Week, one of the Metroland the Stittsville branch of the “Kilimanjaro: A Purposeful brary branch this fall. Earlier family of newspapers, will also be chang- Ottawa Public Library. Journey.” presentations dealt with estate ing its name to Ottawa This Week – NeThose planning to attend planning and with researching That’s when Janet Carriere pean edition. will be there to tell her story should note that registration an ancestor.


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Darts, poppies BARB VANT’SLOT SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Friday night darts are off to a great start at the Legion Hall with 14 teams registered, up from 12 teams last year. A Turkey shoot is planned for Sunday, Dec. 12, starting at 11 a.m. This day will include a pizza lunch and is open to all regular dart players only. See Kathy Adamson to sign up. A fee of $10 per player is required at sign up. Please note that the game “Killer Darts” is played in the downstairs lounge after the normal dart night has ended. This event is gaining in popularity. It is a great way to socialize in a very relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome. The annual poppy blitz will take place at the Stittsville Legion on Sunday, Oct. 31. This blitz requires lots of effort from Legion members, both of the Branch and the Ladies’ Auxiliary. The blitz has been very successful for a number of years with the support of our young hockey players and volunteer drivers. The poppy blitz provides an opportunity for the younger members of our community to be more familiar with the sacrifices of our veterans and serving military members and provides an opportunity for them to understand the purpose of Legion branches. A Halloween dance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Legion Hal. This is a fun filled night with music, laugher and cash prizes for first, second and third place in the costume judging. Tickets are available at the Legion Hall for $10 each. The November general meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.

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way to positively influence others. A leader must have the strength and courage to do the right things when needed, she said, noting that the difference between management and leadership is that management is about what gets done while leadership is about how it gets done. “Leadership is service,” she said, noting that a leader helps a team achieve that common goal. She said that people are happiest when they can make a difference and that Canadians can make a difference in the world today by doing humanitarian work. Mutual trust and respect, promoting collaboration and compromise and effective communication are other keys to leadership in her view. Leadership is the ability to positively influence and motivate others towards the achievement of a common goal without the use of rank authority or cohersion, Ms. McCrimmon said. Following a moderated panel discussion which lasted nearly an hour in which the four speakers responded to questions from both the moderator, Rita Celli, and members of the audience, Louise Beggs presented plaques of appreciation to each of the speakers and to the moderator. She thanked all those who had helped in the organization of the event, noting that thanks to donations ranging from graphic design work to advertising to audio services to use of the parish hall, the event had virtually no expenses. In her remarks, she suggested that there might be similar forums held in the future where the community can gather and talk about issues.


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JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Former Stittsville resident Jack Doyle died at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. He was 88. A World War Two veteran, Mr. Doyle was a longtime employee of Bell Canada and a current member of the Stittsville District Lions Club. He received the Lions Clubs International Life Member Award which is the highest awarded presented by a Lions Club to one of its members. It honours a Lion for long and outstanding service to the Club and the community. Mr. Doyle was one of the initial parishioners of Holy Spirit Parish in Stittsville when it began Jack Doyle in 1989 in Holy Spirit Catholic School, serving on occasion as an usher. In 1940, Mr. Doyle went to work on the family farm in the Osgoode area after completing grade 11 at the Kars high school. The second of six children, he soon left the farm and attended the Ottawa Technical School for a training course to prepare him to work in an Ottawa aircraft factory. But this never happened as he took employment with the Bell Telephone Company of Canada, remaining there for 11 months until he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy at Ottawa in July, 1942. After his basic training, Jack attended the Naval Signal School at Ste. Hyacinthe, Quebec for his communications training. He was eventually assigned to convoy escort where he served for the duration of hostilities in the northwest Atlantic. His most vivid memories of the war at sea were the ferocious naval forces of Nazi Germany. This included sudden night attacks in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic. After his service in the Atlantic, Jack volunteered for sea duty in the Pacific war but the early end to that part of the war led to his honourable discharge in Nov., 1945. He then returned to the employ of Bell Telephone Company of Canada where he remained until taking early retirement after 38 years with the company. Mr. Doyle was predeceased by his wife Patricia and his sister Pat. He is survived by his sisters Thelma Di Marco of Toronto and Doreen Conlon and his brothers Bob and Tom. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Funeral was held on Monday, Oct. 25 at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church on River Road south of Manotick, followed by interment at the St. Brigid’s cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Municipal Election 2010

Moffatt unseats Brooks in Rideau-Goulbourn

JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Scott Moffatt roared past incumbent councillor Glenn Brooks on election night, last Monday, becoming Rideau-Goulbourn ward’s new councillor with 52.64 percent of the vote compared to 26.48 percent for Brooks. Speaking at his election night gathering at the Marlborough Pub in North Gower, Mr. Moffatt attributed his success this time to canvassing more homes in the ward and speaking to more people during the campaign. He said that he also was helped by having some initial name recognition from his run for the position in 2006. He said that he felt that if he could attract 4,500 votes, he would win the ward and so he admitted to some surprise at his final vote total of 5,048 votes, more than half of the total of 9,589 votes cast in the ward. He said that when the three first polls reported, all with substantial majorities for him, he knew that he would be doing well in the election. The councillor-elect said that he

wants to be a strong voice for the ward on city council while also focusing on the smaller issues that his campaigning revealed are of concern to many ward residents such as snow plowing and roads. He wants the city to get back to the basics of what municipal government should be doing. The 40 or so supporters who were at the Marlborough Pub, many of whom were wearing white T-shirts with “Elect Scott Moffatt” on them, was a lively bunch as they shared the victorious evening with the new councillor. This was a much different atmosphere than what prevailed at the Manotick Legion where there was not much to celebrate. Shorlty after the polls closed they showed Moffatt ahead with 55 percent of the vote, double the 27 percent of Brooks with half of the results reported. About 30 people chatted in small groups in one room where sandwiches and goodies filled a table while about 15 people were in an adjacent room, listening to a radio broadcast of the results.

Some disbelief was voiced in the room, suggesting that the polls reporting may have been small ones and may not have been in areas where councillor Brooks might be expected to be strong. But when the bad news continued over the radio – 8:27 p.m., with Moffatt with 53 percent of the vote; at 8:30 p.m., with Scott Moffatt leading with 53 percent of the vote compared to 26 percent for Brooks, with 74 percent of the polls reported; and at 8:35 p.m., when it was suggested that Scott Moffatt had a big lead in RideauGoulbourn – there wasn’t much chatter in the room. At 8:45 p.m., with 14 out of 19 pools reported, Sandra Hodges, an assistant to councillor Brooks, summed it up: “It looks like it’s over.” At 8:50 p.m., councillor Brooks was on the radio in person, congratulating Scott Moffatt for running a good campaign and saying that he can live with the decision of the people. “The people have made their intentions known,” the 33 year


Scott Moffatt gives the “thumbs up” in anticipation of his victory in last Monday’s municipal election in which he was elected as city of Ottawa councillor for the Rideau-Goulbourn ward.

veteran of municipal politics said, noting that this election has a sense of people “wanting change.” He hoped that such change would bring about a better Rideau-Goulbourn ward and a better city. Councillor Brooks then started circulating throughout the crowd of 45 or so at his election night gathering, shaking hands with many and sharing hugs with oth-

ers. People began leaving shortly after 9 p.m., many sharing thoughts of disappointment with the longtime councillor. But he assured them all that he knew what he was getting into when he entered politics and he knows what it means going out. He joked that his wife has lot of jobs waiting for him to do.

Qadri off to city hall with overwhelming mandate JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Incumbent city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri is off again to city hall with an overwhelming mandate from ward voters in last Monday’s election. Facing Richard Eveleigh, a virtual unknown in the ward, councillor Qadri received 7,185 votes or 91.46 percent of the 7,856 votes cast. Mr. Eveleigh received 671 votes or 8.54 percent of the votes cast. He promises to be a strong voice for the community at city hall and feels that his

campaign, which saw him canvass many homes in the community, especially in the new areas, has given him a good feel for the major concerns of residents. He found that taxes were the number one issue for residents, especially in the newer areas with younger families. Other issues were the Carp Road landfill expansion, transit in the community, infrastructure needs and concerns about safety, security, vandalism and speeding. “I want to make sure that we stay as close to the inflationary rate as possible,”

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councillor Qadri says with regard to upcoming taxes. He believes that reviewing city services on a regular basis will help keep taxes down. While he favours the light rail transit plan with the downtown tunnel, councillor Qadri also sees the need to improve the bus system serving Stittsville as the community grows. He thinks one answer may be in using smaller buses to serve as feeder buses within the community, transporting riders to routes served by larger commuter buses. Councillor Qadri wants

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Trustee Lynn Scott will return to the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board after a sizeable victory in the Oct. 25 election. Scott garnered 71 per cent of the votes cast across the Board’s Zone 1, a mix of rural and suburban voters in three wards: West Carleton-March, Stittsville and Rideau-Goulbourn. She received 12,394 votes. Challenger Todd Johnson received 29 per cent of the ballots cast which was 5,075 votes. “I’m really gratified at the level of support,” Scott said on election night. “I tried to work hard for the zone, and make sensible and defensible decisions on things.” She now heads into her sixth term on the Board, during which she served two years as chair. The West Carleton resident said the coming four-year term will likely see changes to the way the board works, with an emphasis on tracking the effects of change. “We need to monitor the impact of board decisions so we know they are having a positive impact on students,” Scott said. She added that changes to provincial legislation have made trustees more accountable when it comes to student success.

to see the city work with the province on improving diversion and recycling in the commercial, industrial and institutional section for which the province is now responsible. This might even mean introducing some sort of green bin program in the business community. He also wants to see more waste to energy initiatives, whether it be Plasco or other technologies. He is also aware of the continuing need for infrastructure improvements in the community, ensuring that the community has the infrastructure it needs as it

grows. Whereas previously this meant an improved Hazeldean Road, which is now under construction, infrastructure needs coming up include Carp Road and Huntmar Drive improvements and getting the north/ south arterial through the Fernbank lands in place. A new ice surface is coming for the Goulbourn Recreation Complex and a major recreational facility, perhaps not quite to the scale of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, is slated for the Fernbank lands when they develop.

Curry is back NEVIL HUNT NEWS STAFF John Curry has been acclaimed in the Ottawa Catholic School Board zone which covers four city wards: West Carleton-March, Stittsville, Osgoode and Rideau-Goulbourn. For the coming term – his fourth on the board – Curry, who is editor of the Stittsville News, said Catholic trustees will have to come to grips with the incorporation of Smartphones and other electronic devices in the classroom. “We have to make sure we get it right,” he said. French immersion will likely be reviewed during the coming four-year term. French immersion currently begins in Grade 4, and Curry said the board will assess if that’s the right entry point. “The problem is that some smaller community schools can’t offer French immersion and the students have to be bused to a larger school,” he said. “It may be possible to try and get French immersion in more community schools so the students don’t have to leave their friends behind in Grade 4.”

Councillor Qadri thanks his family, his office team and his campaign team for their work and support either during the past term of office or during the campaign.

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Ward results Stittsville Candidate Shad Qadri Richard Eveleigh

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actual votes

91.46 8.54

7185 671

Rideau-Goulbourn Candidate Scott Moffatt Glenn Brooks Bruce Webster Iain McCallum Bruce Chrustie

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52.64 26.48 12.32 5.87 2.69

5048 2539 1181 563 258


Ottawa votes for change at city hall, new mayor Election results Jim Watson is our new mayor Percentage: 48.70% Actual Votes: 131,258


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Jim Watson celebrates victory on October 25, 2010

BLAIR EDWARDS KOURIER-STANDARD The winds of change swept city hall on election night. Ottawa elected a new mayor on Monday, Oct. 25, as Jim Watson cruised to a lopsided victory collecting 131,258 votes, or nearly half of the vote, easily trouncing the incumbent, Larry O’Brien by 66,405 votes. “Tonight we are celebrating but the hard work starts tomorrow,” said Watson, who celebrated his win with hundreds of well wishers at the Ukrainian Banquet Hall on Byron Avenue. “Each and every one of you embodies the spirit of our capital. I’m truly honoured to accept this privilege to serve as your next mayor.” Watson isn’t the only new kid on the block on council, with voters electing nine new councillors and unseating an unprecedented six incumbents. O’Brien took only 64,853 votes, a result that marked the end of his four years sitting at the helm of city council. Clive Doucet finished third with 40,147 votes or 14.9 per cent of the vote, signalling the end of his 13-year career at city hall where he served as councillor of Capital Ward. Former Nepean mayor Andrew Haydon fell into the fourth spot taking 18,904 votes, nearly seven per cent of the vote, followed by Mike Maguire who attracted nearly 2.5 per cent of the vote. The remaining 15 mayoral candidates collected only three per cent of the vote, led by Robert Gauthier with 1,413 votes.

The polls attracted a low turnout with only 269,547 registered voters casting a ballot in the 2010 mayoral election, down from 300,039 votes cast in the 2006 election. PREDICTABLE MAYORAL OUTCOME The results of the mayoral race came out as expected with Watson winning a landslide victory over O’Brien. Watson led in the polls since he declared himself a candidate, holding a double-digit lead over his opponents a week before the election. This is Watson’s second kick at the can serving as mayor of Ottawa – he was elected mayor of pre-amalgamation Ottawa in 1997. In 2003 Watson was elected MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean and he served in Premier Dalton McGuinty’s cabinet as minister of consumer and business services, health promotion and later municipal affairs and housing. O’Brien trailed behind Watson for the entire election. O’Brien congratulated Watson during his concession speech at Broadway’s Bar and Grill in Nepean on election night. “I think people like Jim Watson,” he said. “Certainly (the win) was not about getting things done.” O’Brien said his four-year term as mayor had its ups and downs. Earlier this month, the incumbent apologized to voters for his first two years as mayor, calling them “a disaster”. Watson will be joined by a host of neophytes to city hall including Tim Tierney, who defeated Michel Bellemare by

181 votes in Beacon Hill-Cyrville and Mark Taylor, a former aide to Watson, in Bay Ward. The other new councillors are: • Scott Moffatt, who defeated Glenn Brooks in Rideau-Goulbourn. • Katherine Hobbs who beat Christine Leadman in Kitchissippi Ward. •Stephen Blais beat Rob Jelllet to take Cumberland Ward. • Matthieu Fleury defeated Georges Bedard in Rideau-Vanier by 88 votes. “He’s been blessed with a wonderful crew,” said O’Brien of Watson. “He has a council I would have been happy to lead.” Watson will need the support of council to bring about his plan to shrink the number of councillors and to limit tax increases to 2.5 per cent per year as well as introduce a borough system allowing communities to make local decisions. Doucet told supporters at his Wellington Street campaign headquarters that he had no regrets. “We didn’t lose,” he said. “We just didn’t win – there’s a big difference.” Doucet said he didn’t lose because he campaigned for “the right reasons:” a vision of a city linked from east to west by light rail and a prosperous city filled with strong neighbourhoods. Doucet said it is now time for him to step back from the public stage and reflect on the future of the world’s cities, and perhaps visit some of them. Doucet choked on his words as he closed his speech by saying: “But my home, my heart and my greatest hopes will always be for my city, the City of Ottawa.” With files from Laura Mueller and Lois Siegel

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Mike Maguire Other candidates who received less than 1 per cent of the votes Cesar Bello Idris Ben-Tahir Joseph Furtenbacher Robert Gauthier Robert Larter Robin Lawrance Vincent Libweshya Fraser Liscumb Daniel J. Lyrette Julia Pita Sean Ryan Michael St. Arnaud Jane Scharf Charlie Taylor Samuel Wright

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With expertise ranging from draperies to kitchens to baths to paint and wallpaper to interior design, they were on hand and available for pre-arranged consultations in 20 minute time blocks - $20 per block. And so this was what was happening at the barn on Oct. 20, with designers meeting with clients amid the antiques, collectibles and reproduction furniture on display on both floors of the barn. There were three different sessions, morning, afternoon and evening, with the buzz of design chatter echoing through the barn during all of these sessions. Line Gendron of Gendron Antiques, who planned the event along with her husband Mark and staff, admitted that the event required lots of preparation but she admitted to being “so, so happy” with the turnout and the success of the day. “Everyone is patient,” she said about the crowd, saying that everyone knows that it was all being done to help out Stephanie Lanctot.

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These designer consultations were not the only fundraising activity going on. There was a bake table which offered a new batch of goodies for each session. Those present could also enter a draw, with a wide variety of prizes, mostly consultations with designers but also including a hair salon experience. Those who showed up without an appointment to see a designer and who could not be accommodated because all of the appointments had been booked happily purchased draw tickets instead, not only to help Stephanie Lanctot but also on the chance that winning in the draw could result in a designer consultation after all. There was a door prize draw as well, with the prize being a massive gift basket provided by Kelly and Giovanni Paolozzi from DiRienzo Grocery and Deli of Ottawa. The winner, drawn the next day, was Jean Hanna who attended the event for a consultation with designer Sarah Kidder. BUZZ, SEE 13

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the draws would be spread out on a daily basis until the end of October to provide even more opportunity for people to drop in to Gendron Antiques and purchase tickets for the draws, adding to the amount being raised for Stephanie. Winners of the first three prizes in the draw, drawn on Thursday, Oct. 21, were the facial won by young Kiko Miceli for his mother; a consultation with Interiors by Stephanie valued at $50 won by Carole Conway; and a gift certificate donated by the Richmond Beauty Salon which was won by Sharon Davies. The remaining prizes, slated to be drawn for over the remaining days of October, include a consultation session with Blu Dot Interiors, a custom designed pillow package from Blu Dot Interiors, a one hour consultation with Armstrong Design, a framed print from Casual Elegance, a whole home interior colour consultation with Ellen Lee Design, a one hour consultation with Southam Design, a two hour consultation with Interiors by Lynn, $150 towards custom window coverings by Window Treats, a one hour consultation with CPI Interiors, a one hour design/colour consultation with Uproar Design, a consultation with Sarah Kidder Design and a consultation with Luc Crawford Design Planning. The sunny weather conditions on Wednesday, Oct. 20 helped make the day even more enjoyable. It certainly helped make Mark Gendron’s duties supervising the parking on the site a little more pleasant. Gendron Antiques and Reproductions hoped to raise at least $5,000 for Stephanie Lanctot with this event and this amount is going to be surpassed, with donations still flowing in. Line Gendron admits that the event was a lot of work to organize. This included arranging with the designers to donate their time and participate, to make up the lists showing the various appointments with all of the different designers and even to feed the designers during the lunch and supper breaks. But it all turned out superbly and, best of all, as Line says, it was all done to help out Stephanie Lanctot. All of the funds raised throughout the day, from the designer consultations to the raffle draw to the bake table to the bracelet sales are earmarked for Stephanie. This is what made it all worthwhile.

Stittsville News - OCTOBER 28, 2010, an internetbased review writing website, was on hand at the event, offering to donate $10 to Stephanie Lanctot for everyone who signed up on the website. Red bracelets showing support for Stephanie were also being sold at the event, another way of raising funds. A special treat at the event was a cupcake display by Little Cakes, all freshly baked that day. Little Cakes co-owner Colleen Rhedey was on hand, wearing a teal outfit as teal is the colour associated with cervical cancer, just like pink is associated with breast cancer. There was more than just fundraising going on. A message book was started for any notes, comments or inspirational words which people might want to convey to Stephanie. This book would be given to Stephanie when she married her longtime boyfriend Michael Lamb last Saturday. In addition, Kim Murray, who works at Gendron Antiques and helped in the organization of the event, had a video camera and made a video of the event, including collecting video comments from those at the event. This video would allow Stephanie, who could not attend because of her health condition and her impending wedding, to see what happened at the Designer Day Marathon at Gendron Antiques, all for her. Stephanie’s mother and her two sisters did attend the event. Another special person at the event was four year old Niko Miceli and his mother Renee Asselin of Stittsville. Earlier this year in June, Gendron Antiques held a special fundraising event, an antiques appraisal day, to raise funds for Niko and expenses related to the treatment of his cancer. Indeed, Niko had had surgery just the day before the Designer Day Marathon but he was there to support Stephanie. And luck was with him, because his ticket with a big bold “NIKO� written on it was the first one pulled in the draw which was held. Niko won his mother a hot stone and cold stone facial at E’Lianna Esthetics valued at over $60. “All of the decorators had a blast,� Kim Murray of Gendron Antiques said on the day after, noting that both the designers and customers were happy with this Designer Day Marathon. It was decided that the 15 prizes in the draw would not all be drawn for right away but that



Dedicated family man Doug Davis dies

$300,000 damage in morning fire A morning fire caused an estimated $250,000 damage to a home on Huntley Road just north of Brownlee Road in Goulbourn last Sunday, Oct. 24. Another $50,000 damage was done to the home’s contents. Ottawa Fire Service firefighters received the call at 8:02 a.m., rushing to the scene where smoke was visible at the chimney and around window frames. A total of 50 firefighters and 20 fire vehicles eventually were at the scene, with the fire considered under control at 9:12 a.m. The fire is believed to have started under the hearth of a first floor fireplace. Three residents of the two-storey former Allan Brown farm home were evacuated.

JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Doug Davis, a longtime area businessman, a dedicated family man and a person known for his sense of humour, has passed away. He died at the Ottawa General Hospital on Wednesday morning, Oct. 20 after being admitted the Sunday before. He was 71. Mr. Davis and his late wife Marilyn, who died two months prior to his death, operated Davis Upholstery on Huntley Road between Stittsville and Richmond until he and Marilyn retired to Richmond in the mid 1990’s. Doug had gotten his start in business operating a corner store in the Glebe area of Ottawa with his brother Garry who


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Doug, who was handy in plumbing, electrical work and carpentry, was always willing to give a hand to both family and friends whenever the need arose. He was well known for his humour, especially when he played the role of a minister at mock wedding ceremonies at gatherings throughout the area. He kept everyone in stitches with their laughter, as perhaps is appropriate for an upholsterer. This same penchant for performing was in evidence in the 1990’s when he participated in some fashion shows at the St. John’s Anglican Church hall in Richmond – as a male modeling women’s clothing. The laughter may still be resounding around that hall even today. Rev. Carla Van Delen, who officiated at Doug’s funeral as she did at Marilyn’s two months earlier, said in her remarks at the funeral that the phrase “Salt of the earth” is one which well describes Doug and his devotion to his family and to the simple things in life. Indeed, he loved watching old cowboy movies, especially those of John Wayne. Even Ma and Pa Kettle were favourites with Doug. Rev. Van Delen noted Doug’s sense of humour and how he always “had that twinkle in his eye.” Doug was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn, only giving up his membership in recent years. For years, he looked after burials at St. Paul’s United Church cemetery in Richmond, earning him the moniker “Digger Doug.” In 1998, Doug and Marilyn Davis received the Goulbourn Sports Wall of Fame Committee Award given annually to a person or persons who had made an outstanding contribution to sports in Goulbourn township.

They received the award for sponsoring innumerable sports teams over the years, including a team in the South Carleton Oldtimers’ Hockey League, the Richmond Ravens fastball team, a Goulbourn Ringette Doug Davis Association team, a Richmond minor soccer team and a Goulbourn Ladies’ Lob Ball League team. And he and Marilyn were not absentee sponsors either. They frequently attended the games and cheered on the teams which they sponsored. Davis Upholstery also provided trophies for various sports such as a trophy for the Richmond Royals Junior B Hockey Club and a trophy for the Richmond Curling Club. St. Paul’s United Church in Richmond overflowed with mourners at the funeral, with about 45 people having to watch the funeral service via closed circuit television in the basement hall. St. Paul’s director of music David George played the song “Alleluia” on the keyboard during the lighting of candles by the five Davis daughters during the funeral service. Hymns sung during the service included “Previous Lord Take My Hand,” “Just A Closer Walk With Thee,” “In the Garden,” and “Go Now In Peace.” Interment at St. Paul’s United Church cemetery took place following the funeral service.

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JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Machinery has been on the site of Stittsville’s newest public elementary school for several weeks now, preparing the site and laying the groundwork for the new facility. But on Friday morning, Oct. 19, it was old fashioned shovels that were front and centre on the site as the traditional official sod turning ceremony took place. Among those participating in the ceremony included local OttawaCarleton District School Board trustee Lynn Scott, Board chair Cathy Curry, the Board’s Director

of Education Barrie Hammond and Board trustee Riley Brockington. Also on hand were Glenda Stevenson, education officer with the Ontario Ministry of Education; Jay Brennan, an aide to Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Norm Sterling, who was standing in for Mr. Sterling; and city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri. The shovels not only were used in the sod turning ceremony but a special commemorative shovel was presented to Board chair Cathy Curry by Paul MacDonald, president of MacDonald Brothers Construction, the firm which is building the new school for the

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. The new school will be opening in September 2011 with an expected 600 students ranging from junior kindergarten to grade five. Grade six will be added to the school’s program the following year. The school will offer both English and French Immersion programs while also providing a full day kindergarten program thanks to being the first Ottawa-Carleton District School Board facility to be built with specific premises to accommodate the new full day learning program. Located on a 2.8 hectare site on

17 system that will result in an insulation value of near R40 which is double the value of a traditional insulated wall. Ottawa-Carleton District School Board chair Cathy Curry noted that this new school is yet another example of the Board trying to meet the needs of its student population and their families, adding that Stittsville is one of the fastest growing communities in the Board’s jurisdiction. Local Ottawa-Carleton District School Board trustee Lynn Scott commented that the new school not only has “green” features in its construction but that the Board has plans to converse the nature features on the school site as much as possible. Stittsville News - OCTOBER 28, 2010

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JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF The South Carleton High School Storm almost chalked up a win in junior football league action on Tuesday, Oct. 19. It was close and the Storm even took a 7-0 lead into the second half before ending up on the losing end of a 9-7 final score. Victor in the game, played in sunny weather in Barrhaven, was the Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School Ravens. The Storm scored early in the game, marching down the field, largely thanks to the runs of Nic Miklaucic. With the ball on the one yard line, Storm quarterback Tyler Scott took the snap and powered up the middle to score. With the convert kicked by Adam McLean, the Storm led 7-0. This was the score when the first half ended, although the Storm was threatening

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Defenses strong in Huskies/Jaguars tilt JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Two good defenses went up against each other at the Sacred Heart High School field on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 21. It was 0-0 after the first half, indicative of the tough defensive play. However, in the second half, the visiting St. Joseph High School Jaguars scored two touchdowns on their way to a 14-0 victory, the team’s fifth straight win so far this season. “I thought it was a really good football game,” Sacred Heart Huskies head coach Curtis MacNeil said in reviewing the game. He was pleased with the Huskies defense and also their special teams while admit-

ting that the team struggled a lot on offense. Part of this, though, was because the Jaguars had a good defense as well. The Jaguars have not been scored on so far this season, coach MacNeil noted. While the Huskies were able to hold the powerful St. Joseph’s offense scoreless in the first half by putting a lot of pressure on the quarterback, virtually shutting down his passing game, St. Joseph’s made adjustments at half time and started to run the ball more in the second half. “I have to give them credit on both sides of the ball,” coach MacNeil said about the Jaguars. Chilly conditions pre-

vailed for the game, along with a stiff breeze blowing from the north down the field. Because of the 1:30 p.m. start, the game attracted a bevy of student onlookers who lined the east side of the field, with banners like “Go Huskies” appearing among the crowd. In the first quarter, St. Joseph’s attempted a field goal which was blocked, with the quarter ending with a 0-0 score. In the second quarter, St. Joseph’s drove down to the Huskies’ two yard line but the Huskies’ defense came up big, eventually recovering a fumbled lateral pass to take over the ball on the 13 yard line.

This was followed by a spectacular pass and run play, with Huskies quarterback Ryan Paquette hooking up with receiver Austin Kay on a play that took the ball to the St. Joseph’s 30 yard line. But then an interception squashed this offensive drive. With three minutes to go in the second quarter, St. Joseph’s was forced to put into the wind from the end zone. The Huskies took over the ball at the Jaguars 28 yard line but another interception ended this Huskies scoring threat as well. The half ended with a scoreless draw on the scoreboard. In the third quarter, the Jaguars, going into the

wind, faked a punt with the kicker taking off and scoring. The convert made it 7-0 for the visitors. In the fourth quarter, St. Joseph’s had the ball at midfield when the Huskies, on one play, took 45 yards in penalties. This moved the ball down to the Huskies ten yard line and three plays later, St. Joseph’s scored to make it 13-0. The convert was unsuccessful. Late in the game, the Jaguars, going with the wind, tried a field goal which went wide but did go for a single point, making it 140 which is how the game ended. The Sacred Heart Huskies now have a record of three wins and two losses

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Moore, complete with a design development board showing how the finished product was developed. There is also another design development board on display in the cabinet, namely one for the “Broken … Off” piece that is on display on the wall. These design development boards allow an artist to present an idea or concept for a piece of artwork before actually beginning the project. They are particularly important if an artist is doing a piece for a client and wants to present the concept before proceeding with the work. The display cabinet also includes some books on embroidery dealing with print patterns and colours and also has a couple of books showing some of the design and colour assignments which artists enrolled with the School of Stitched Textiles in England receive. Fibre or textile art at one time used to concentrate on clothing such as in Elizabethan times when much of the art consisted of embroidery. But now textile art has gone beyond this and can be found in artwork such as that now on display at the Stittsville library branch, most of which are typical of the size and type of art which is now being produced by textile artists. FIBRE ARTISTS, SEE 23

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Academic achievement in spotlight at Sacred Heart JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Academic achievement and accomplishments were in the spotlight at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville on Tuesday, Oct. 19. It was the annual academic awards presentation at the school, with the students recipients gathering in the auditorium for the 65 minute ceremony which was watched by a number of parents who were able to attend the afternoon event.

“It has been an exciting year academically here at Sacred Heart,” vice-principal Geoffrey Edwards said in his introductory remarks at the ceremony. He was standing in for school principal Cindy Owens who was attending another school board function. He cited the school’s continuing commitment to cutting edge technology and access to a wireless environment as ways that the education community is catching up with the students who have grown up immersed in technology.


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students, urging them to continue to strive for excellence. The assembly saw the presentation of Honour Roll certificates to 261 students. Honour Roll recognition is for those students who were in grades 9 through 11 in the 2009-2010 school year who obtained an overall average of 80 percent or better at the end of the academic year. Besides these Honour Roll certificates, Top Mark awards were also presented. These Top Mark awards go to students who obtain the highest overall mark in a subject at the end of the school year. Courses fall under the subject headings of arts, English, contemporary studies, business, French, student services, physical education, religion, mathematics, science and technology. A number of students received both Honour Roll certificates and Top Mark awards. Indeed, some students were multiple recipients of Top Mark awards such as Paige Widdis who receive five such awards, Isabella Sedgwick who received four and Lauren Taylor, Shaina Reid, Jason Klus, Nicole Bond and Andrea Diaz Soonets, all of whom received three such awards. The academic awards assembly saw more than the Honour Roll certificates and Top Mark awards presented. There were also several awards from the community, medals and certificates from mathematics contests and Ontario Library Association certificates for the school’s White Pine Book Club. The Goulbourn Township Historical Society Award for dedication to the study of history was presented to Connor Egan. The Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn Citizenship Award recognizing a student who exemplifies the qualifies of good citizenship was presented to Mia Costigan. Scarlett Mitchell received the Walter Kavanagh Volunteerism Award which is presented annually by the Stittsville Lionettes to

a student who displays a spirit of volunteerism, much like the late Walter Kavanagh did. The Catholic Student Award presented by the Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa went to Jordyn Tremblay. The Theatre Performance Award for outstanding contribution to the school’s theatre program was presented to Zachary Lamothe. Each year the University of Waterloo sponsors a math contest for each high school grade level in schools across Canada. In this math contest, medals are awarded to the first place student at each grade level. In addition, certificates of distinction are given to students who finish in the top 25 percent at their level of competition. The Pascal Medal for grade nine at Sacred Heart went to Andrea Diaz Soonets. The Cayley Medal for grade ten went to Ashleigh Mount while Cayley certificates were presented to Jeffrey Francispillai, Jordan Marr, Ashleigh Mount and Shaina Reid. The Fermat Medal for grade 11 went to Doug Maheux. The White Pine Book Club is a provincial reading program for high school students, sponsored by the Ontario Library Association. Sacred Heart has such a club as it provides an opportunity for students to share their thoughts and opinions on books that they had read with other students. Students must read at least five of the ten nominated Canadian young adult books in order to receive a certificate. Recipients of White Pine Club Ontario Library Association certificates for the 2009-2010 school year at Sacred Heart are students Danica Bouchard, Anna Cao, Gregory Dougherty, Jonathan Falcone, Rachel Kearney, Samantha Kosierb, Thomas Kuzmochka, Kimberly-Ann Meijer, Scarlett Mitchell, Landon Russell, Dorothy Sheldrick, Jordyn Tremblay, Claire Van Aert and Joshua Zentner-Barrett.



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Ottawa Catholic School Board trustee John Curry, left, presents the Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa Catholic Student Award to recipient Jordyn Tremblay, right, at the school’s academic awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Gary Belding, right, of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn presents the Kiwanis Citizenship Award to recipient Mia Costigan, left, at the academic awards ceremony at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

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Michaels is now in the neighbourhood red ribbon with a pair of scissors, Mr. Falkins said that Michaels had been trying to locate a store in the area for the past five years and finally it had been achieved. He had delivered the same message to the staff just moments earlier in a last minute pep talk in the store while also reminding the staff that they had all learned a lot in the past several weeks. He reminded them as well to be happy and friendly and make a good impression on customers. “Let have fun today,” he urged them. An earlier staff gathering had reminded the staff to smile and be helpful since customers will generally not know where any items are in the new store. Immediately after the ribbon cutting when the store did open its doors to the waiting customers, Brenda Thomas of Richmond was the first customer to grab a shopping cart and take to the aisles. This newly opened Michaels arts and crafts store is the fourth Michaels store in the Ottawa area. A fifth one will be opening this coming weekend. Across North America, Michaels operates over 1,000 stores, with each store displaying about 40,000 different products, including a

selection of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall décor and seasonal merchandise. It all began back in 1976 when a Dallas businessman opened the first Michaels outlet. It has grown and expanded since that time, reaching over 500 stores by 1995. This new Hazeldean Road store

has a staff of about 60 people, most of whom are part time employees. It is the size of most of the new Michaels stores now being opened. It also features high ceilings which enhances the shopping experience. Michaels is happy to be located in a setting flanked by the Winners

and HomeSense stores not only because the stores are of a similar size but also because they tend to serve the same demographic. A vast majority of Michaels customers are women between the ages of 18 and 35. MICHAELS, SEE 32


Rod Falkins, centre, district manager for Michaels, happily celebrates the cutting of the red ribbon to officially open the new store at the Grant Crossing shopping area on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville on Saturday morning, Oct. 23, with the ribbon being held by store manager Jennifer Pieroway, left, and assistant manager David Shapiro, right, as staff members are assembled behind them. Mr. Falkins had reason to be happy as he said that Michaels had been trying to find a store location in this area for the past five years.

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JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF Michaels is now in Stittsville. The world’s largest arts and crafts retail chain opened its new store at the Grant Crossing shopping area on the north side of Hazeldean Road on Saturday, Oct. 23 in an 8 a,m. grand opening event that included a red ribbon cutting, free tote bags, free Tim Hortons coffee and donuts, cake and lots of smiles and friendly customer assistance. Blue “Grand Opening” balloons hung over the two main aisles in the store as about two dozen shoppers gathered outside the main door of the store, which sits between the newly opened Winners and HomeSense outlets at Grant Crossing, just before the 8 a.m. opening. At exactly 8 a.m., Michaels district manager Rod Falkins cut the red ribbon to mark the grand opening of the store. Holding the ribbon for the ceremony, which took place just outside the front door of the store in view of the waiting inaugural shoppers, were store manager Jennifer Pieroway and assistant manager David Shapiro, with the store’s staff of 20 or so lined up behind them. In his remarks before slicing the

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This new Michaels store held a “Friends and Families” night on Thursday, Oct. 21 at which friends and family members of the staff could visit the store and shop. This helps not only to make the staff more familiar with their roles and the store’s inventory but also catches any

glitches that might arise. For instance, one of the six checkout stations had problems that evening, a problem which was able to be fixed in time for the Saturday grand opening. With this store within view of Scotiabank Place, the home of the National Hockey League Ottawa Senators, it is not surprising that there is a display of Senators memorabilia just inside the main

door. Nearby for the official opening was a table where customers could sign up for Michaels email list. Departments in a Michaels store include art supplies, beads, craft painting, framing, home décor, scrapbooking, weddings, Christmas and gifting, floral, general crafts, yarn and needlecrafts, seasons and celebrations, and kids and teachers.




Brenda Thomas of Richmond is the first customer to grab a cart and start shopping at the new Michaels arts and crafts store at the new Grant Crossing shopping area on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville on its grand opening day, Saturday, Oct. 23.

Having a great family time shopping in the new Michaels store at the Grant Crossing shopping area on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville on grand opening day, Saturday, Oct. 23 are, from left to right, in front, sisters Kiara, Allison and Bronwyn Gocan, who all attend Guardian Angels Catholic school in Stittsville, and, standing behind, their mother Sophia Gocan. They particularly wanted to visit the store’s framing section to purchase a frame for some artwork.


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Madiha Irshad, a staff member at the new Michaels store at the Grant Crossing shopping area on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville, cuts a cake provided by Metroland Media as she welcomes customers to the store’s grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 23 with Tim Hortons coffee, donuts and the bake.

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Tracy Hoffmann, centre, an audiologist at the Helix Hearing Care Centre at Crossing Bridge Square in Stittsville, pulls one of the winning entries out of the ballot box which is being held by Helix Hearing Care Centre business development manager Rob Black, right, as Tammy Reading, left, patient coordinator at Helix Hearing Care Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stittsville location, looks on. Six winners from the draw will be attending an Ottawa Senators game courtesy of Helix Hearing Care Centre.

Hear ye, hear ye - Draw winners JOHN CURRY NEWS STAFF They are not only hearing better thanks to the Helix Hearing Care Centre in Stittsville. They are also going to be seeing the Ottawa Senators better. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because six customers of the Crossing Bridge Square store who have recently purchased hearing aids had their names chosen in a draw on Thursday, Oct. 21 for tickets to an Ottawa Senators game against

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