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The oldest community newspaper in the city of Ottawa - founded in 1957 October 13, 2011 | 40 Pages

Volume 54 Issue No. 41

Winning in essay contest

BLESSED DOG Blessing of pets at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Stittsville. 2



Therien $20,000

Martial Arts raises over the summer. 3


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Louise Beggs of Stittsville has won one of the major prizes in an essay contest organized by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute – Ottawa. A part-time student in the theology faculty at St. Paul University in Ottawa, she received one of two honourable mention awards in the contest, receiving a $500 prize which was formally presented at a gala dinner and ceremony at the Government Conference Centre (former railway station) across from the Chateau Laurier in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday evening, Oct. 5. Students from St. Paul University won three of the five awards in the contest. Prizes ranged from $500 for an honourable mention placing to $3,000

for first place. There were 31 entries submitted in the contest. The theme of the essay contest this year, which was the inaugural year for the contest, was, simply put, “The Language of Art and the Art of Living Together.” The more formal theme title was “The Art of Living Together: What Can the International Language of Arts Teach Us about Global Harmony?” Ms. Beggs, who is a former Goulbourn township councillor, became aware of the essay contest when she saw an advertisement for it. She had been doing some course work involving conversations with Muslims and she saw the essay contest as a good way of collecting her thoughts and writing about her developing thoughts and ideas on intercultural relationships. See LOUISE, page 7


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LEARNING ABOUT VOTING Students Charlotte Blaiklock, left, and Ashley Arsenault, right, serve as poll clerks for the student voting at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School in Stittsville on Wednesday, Oct. 5. This was part of a program developed in which elementary school students in the province voted for candidates in the provincial election which took place the next day, Thursday, Oct. 6. The results of the voting were announced on the election night coverage on CBC-TV.

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Holy Spirit Parish deacon Ron McRae, far left, leads a prayer at the blessing of pets service which was held in the entrance foyer at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Stittsville on Tuesday evening, Oct. 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

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Holy Spirit Parish went to the dogs on Tuesday evening, Oct. 4 – literally. Oh, there were also cats involved as well but the majority of the pets that were brought to the foyer area of Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Shea Road in Stittsville for a blessing of pets service were dogs, some of whom made their presence known on occasion with barks that resounded through the spacious foyer.

Deacon Ron McRae led the service, calling on the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. It is customary in the Catholic faith to hold a blessing of pets and animals service on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi which is Oct. 4. After an opening hymn, Helen McRae read a text from Genesis. Following a prayer, Deacon McRae blessed the animals, sprinkling holy water as an outward symbol of this action. A closing prayer ended the service.

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structor at Therien Martial Arts in Stittsville, joined in the CHEO fundraising by doing 400 push-ups a day while gathering pledges of support. Another instructor, sensei Rogan Ferguson at Therien Martial Arts in Manotick, joined Mr. McPherson on the push-up bandwagon, also raising funds for CHEO through his push-up efforts. More fundraising was accomplished by two brothers in Manotick who raised $1,600 for CHEO by shaving their heads. Raising funds for CHEO is a very personal thing for Therien Martial Arts owner Randy Cooligan as both of his young daughters, Trinity and Kira, have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. However, CHEO has provided unbelievable treatment and care for them and so Randy is determined to do something in appreciation for this by raising funds for CHEO.

St. Thomas Anglican Church in Stittsville is holding another Open Table Community Dinner this Saturday, Oct. 15. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend this free event and enjoy a tasty supper and some fellowship. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m.

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At the beginning of the summer, it seemed like a most ambitious, almost unachievable goal – raising $20,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) over the course of the summer. But last Saturday, before an audience of about 75 students in the studio at Therien Martial Arts in Stittsville and with more parents watching from behind the glass of the waiting area, owner Randy Cooligan formally handed over a giant cheque for CHEO in the amount of $20,000. The goal was accomplished. This was the third straight year in which Therien Martial Arts has made a substantial donation to CHEO after a summertime of fundraising. In 2009, it was $5,000. Last year it was doubled to $10,000. And this year the $20,000 mark was achieved. In his remarks at the cheque presentation, Mr. Cooligan thanked everyone who had a hand in the fundraising efforts this past summer. He noted how valued CHEO is in the Ottawa community. The cheque presentation took place following a session which involved a number of Therien students of different belt levels. The activity involved such things as belt push ups, a game stepping on belts that were being carried and another game where belts were used to lasso another participant. This was followed by a demonstration given by three pairs of black belt sensei – two from Therien Martial Arts in Stittsville and one pair from the Manotick studio. All of this fundraising for CHEO

this year started with an end-of-school block party on Saturday, June 25 with two bouncy structures on the Cedarow Court site along with lots of games and activities including face painting for youngsters. There was a BBQ and bake sale along with a silent auction, with the proceeds going to CHEO. Youngsters were able to try out marital arts for only $20 per person, again with the proceeds going to CHEO. This end-of-school block party kicked off the summer-long fundraising for CHEO, with monthly fundraising BBQ’s held in both July and August. In addition, Therien martial arts students who competed in tournaments during the summer collected pledges for CHEO in order to compete. Throughout the summer, donations to CHEO were accepted at Therien Martial Arts in exchange for a month of free training. Greg McPherson, a black belt in-

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Randy Cooligan, right, of Therien Martial Arts in Stittsville formally presents a giant cheque representing the $20,000 raised for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) by Therien Martial Arts this past summer to Adam Lloyd-Jones, left, of Rogers Communications, representing CHEO, last Saturday.


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City of Ottawa Councillor Reports By Shad Qadri, Councillor Ward Six Stittsville City of Ottawa

October 10th, 2011

Community Update In light of recent unfortunate activities related to vandalism and suspected arson in the Stittsville community during the last month, I would like to reassure you that these incidents are being considered with the utmost priority. A meeting was held upon my request, through Mayor Jim Watson’s office, and attended by Mayor Watson, Police Chief Vern White, Fire Chief John deHooge, colleagues Councillor Mark Taylor and Councillor Eli El-Chantiry, as well as City staff and myself. As the investigation continues into the September 30 suspicious fire at 721 Eagle Crest Heights and vandalism to more than 30 vehicles on several Stittsville streets, Chief White has confirmed that additional police patrolling in marked and unmarked vehicles has been assigned to the affected areas. Furthermore, the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office will also be participating in the investigation of the September 30 suspicious fire. I am also working with local developers to ensure construction sites are secured and adequate security protection is in place. You have a key role to play in being vigilant of any suspicious activities in your neighbourhood. If you see any suspicious activities, please call the Ottawa Police at 613-230-6211 immediately to report the details. I also encourage neighbourhood groups to setup Neighbourhood Watch teams. I have attached a link for additional information on organizing these teams: h t tp: // w w w.ot t /en / crimeprevention/neighbourhoodwatch/ get_involved.aspx

While I recognize and share the community’s concerns about these recent troubling incidents, by working together as a community, we can put a stop to these current criminal activities in our neighbourhoods. Thank you for your efforts. On October 13 at 7 pm at the Johnny Leroux Community Centre at 10 Warner Colpitts Lane a meeting will be held to discuss these incidents. Further information on this meeting will be made available on my website. Crime Prevention Ottawa Crime Prevention Ottawa, in collaboration with the Youth Services Board, invites you to attend the upcoming Public Forum, Ottawa Youth Gangs: Pathways in, Pathways Out.” This event is taking place October 24th at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centerpointe Drive, 7pm-9pm. The event will feature a guest panel of experts to explore the latest research on youth gangs in Ottawa, including what our children need, the life course history of Ottawa gang members and approaches for helping them leave gang life. They will examine why youth join gangs, why many reject help and what the CPO is doing about it.

Gardening with native plants will be front and centre at the October meeting of the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society. Grant and Dorothy Dobson of Connaught Nurseries at Cobden operate, among other things, a native plant botanic garden. They will be in Stittsville this coming Tuesday, Oct. 18, speaking to members of the Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society and guests on the topic “The 100 Mile Garden – Moving Beyond the Purple Coneflower – The Benefits of Gardening with Native Plants.” They operate Connaught Nurseries, a nursery and organic garden business

which they started in 1981 and which has now grown to include 14,000 square feet of greenhouses, a retail shop, an organic market garden and a native plant botanic garden. This Oct. 18 meeting of the StittsvilleGoulbourn Horticultural Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Pretty Street Community Centre in Stittsville. Everyone is welcome to attend although there is an admission fee of two dollars charged to non-members of the Society. An annual membership for the Horticultural Society, which will be available at the meeting, is $15. For more information about the Horticultural Society, please contact Kate McDonald at 613-831-6545.

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SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Guardian Angels Catholic School in Stittsville has a new vice-principal. Rita Graaskamp is the new vice-principal at Guardian Angels Catholic School, taking over from previous vice-principal Chantel Couture-Campbell who has become principal at Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Kanata. A teacher since 1993, Ms. Graaskamp is serving as a vice-principal for the first time in her career. She takes on this new assignment after working for the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s student services department. St. Stephen Catholic School in Stitts-

ville did have a vice-principal appointed this September, with Mark Bruce assuming the position. This was the first vice-principal in the school’s history as enrolment was projected at the required 450 student mark. But enrolment at the school did not reach this mark and so Mr. Bruce has been reappointed to be vice-principal at the new St. Gabriel Catholic School in Kanata where enrolment has reached the 450 mark. Rian Bayne is the vice-principal at the new Westwind Public School in Stittsville which just opened in September. She was formerly at Bayshore Public School. She has been a teacher for nine years.

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Rita Graaskamp is the new vice-principal at Guardian Angels Catholic School in Stittsville.









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Rian Bayne is the new vice-principal at Westwind Public School in Stittsville. She comes to the school after serving as viceprincipal at Bayshore Public School.


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Appearing on a television show. Attending a first-ever hockey game and an Ottawa Senators game at that. And experiencing growth opportunities, both professionally and as a person. These are what 35 year old Cibele Borges of Brazil is doing as a participant in a four person Rotary group study exchange program that has seen her visit Stittsville. She was on the CTV Morning Live television show when it was broadcast from Village Square Park in Stittsville on Wednesday, Sept. 28, appearing on the show with a number of members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville who told about the work that Rotary is doing in the Stittsville community and also abroad, setting up a library in a community in Uganda. This came just after she had attended an Ottawa Senators pre-season game at Scotiabank Place. It was the first time that she had seen the game of hockey. She remarked on the speed of the sport and the hitting involved, noting that it appears to be difficult to score. However, she thoroughly enjoyed attending the game. “It’s great,” she said, noting how it’s fun to attend such a game as the people there seem very happy. An occupational therapist who works in public health in Brazil, Ms. Borges is visiting a number of health-related facilities while in the Ottawa area including a psychiatry clinic and a children’s clinic. Other spots visited on her stay in this area will be the War Museum, the Museum of Civilization, the Brazilian embassy and a Rotary district meeting in Watertown, New York. “It’s an amazing opportunity,” she says about being involved in the Rotary exchange program, saying that it is allowing her to visit another country where she can observe other ways and technologies

involved in her profession. For instance, she noticed that the training involved in slightly different. In Canada, an occupational therapist like herself would attend a college for two years and then a university for two more years. In Brazil, it is a five year university course. Ms. Borges got involved in the Rotary group study exchange program after being told about it by a co-worker. She applied and was successful in being accepted. In her group are three engineers and herself, along with a group leader who happens to be a lawyer. She is on her first visit to Canada and indeed on her first trip outside Brazil. “I’m loving it,” she says about the experience. “When you have the opportunity, you have to do it,” she says about travelling to other countries, adding that it allows a person to grow as a human being. One difference that Ms. Borges has noticed between Brazil and Canada is how neighbourhoods in Canada are more beautiful since in Brazil homes are surrounded by fences and walls for protection, giving a different appearance to the housing neighbourhoods there. In Brazil, as an occupational therapist, she works with a group of a number of other health professionals in giving support to neighbourhood public health centres. Ms. Borges loves her work as an occupational therapist. “It’s a beautiful profession where you can work with people,” she says, noting that in her work she is able to help people get back their health and physical functions. While Portuguese is the main language in Brazil, many there also want to learn English which is viewed as a universal language. Ms. Borges also teaches English as her mother operates a private school. She herself has studied English since she was a teenager.

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At the recent CTV Morning Live show’s broadcast from Village Square Park in Stittsville are, from left to right, Leo Maiorino of the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville, Cibele Borges from Brazil, who is on a three week Rotary Group Study Exchange program to this area, Theresa Qadri who is president of the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville, and Carolyn Clark, a member of the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville.

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Dr. Karlijn Demasure, right, dean at St. Paul University in Ottawa, points to the $500 cash prize figure on the giant presentation cheque which Louise Beggs, left, of Stittsville is holding thanks to her honourable mention placing in the inaugural essay contest organized by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute – Ottawa.


Among those at the ceremony was Rev. Jim Baldwin of Goulbourn who is a United Church minister whose church is involved in multicultural initiatives. Among the highlights of the evening was a demonstration of the art of Ebru or Turkish paper marbling by Yeniay Catar. This is an art form which sees coloured oils floated on a viscous solution and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface such as paper or fabric. Each print made by this technique is a unique monotype. This method of marbling on the surface of a viscous mucilage is commonly referred to as “Turkish” marbling. The term “Turkish” most likely comes from the fact that many Europeans first encountered the art in Istanbul. The Intercultural Dialogue Institute is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote respect and mutual understanding among all cultures and faiths through partnership with other communities and cultural, religious and interreligious organizations by organizing educational and cultural activities such as seminars, conferences, luncheons and cultural exchange trips. The Intercultural Dialogue Institute has its headquarters in Toronto with chapters in various cities across Canada from Quebec through British Columbia including the chapter in Ottawa which organized this essay contest. The mission of the Intercultural Dialogue Institute is to promote cross-cultural awareness in order to attain peace and diversity among neighbours and to help establish a better society in which individuals respect and accept each other as they are. The Intercultural Dialogue Institute aims to promote enduring interfaith and intercultural cooperation, tolerance and dialogue by sharing the differences and similarities in cultures in an effort to achieve global peace in the foreseeable future.

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From page 1 So she set out and submitted her essay which ran to about 20,000 words, covering ten pages. At the presentation ceremony, Dr. Yavuz Zeybek, chair of the Intercultural Dialogue Institute – Ottawa, noted in his welcoming remarks that the essay contest was organized this year for university students so that their voices could be heard on the matter of harmony in society. He thanked the five contest judges whom he said worked tirelessly to evaluate the submitted essays. Dr. Katharine Kelly, chair of the essay contest judging committee, told the 150 at the ceremony that the judges were moved in many ways by the submitted essays which came from students at St. Paul University, the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. She said that each author spoke in his or her essay from the heart and each one stressed how there is a need to communicate in order to ensure multicultural harmony and understanding. Dr. Howard Duncan, executive head of the Metropolis Project of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in his comments at the ceremony, said that he was very impressed with the winning essays in the contest, copies of which he had received. He said that he was particularly struck by the commitment of the authors to multicultural dialogue. Indeed, he even called the contest a “project of nation building.” This fit in with the tone of his remarks in his keynote address in which he emphasized the importance of Canadians welcoming immigrants and new arrivals into Canadian society. He said that success in the future will only come to those societies that are willing to have open public discussions on interfaith and intercultural relations. He identified Canada as a country which has a tradition of such open dialogue on such matters.

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Just tired of caring? The weather was sunny. The date was set years ago. Advance polling options were more numerous than ever. And still, voter turnout in Ontario on Oct. 6 hit an all-time low. Apathy, that most heinous of political sins, abounded in Ontario. Dalton McGuinty narrowly missed a majority re-election and will have to settle for a 53seat minority government. But with less than half of eligible voters marking an “X,” we have to wonder if his government really represents the will of the electorate. McGuinty’s Liberals picked up 37.62 per cent of the popular vote.

But since only about five million voters hit the polls, only about 22 per cent of the approximately 8.5 million eligible voters favoured a Liberal government. Officially, the turnout recorded on Oct. 6 was 49.2 per cent. That was down from the previous all-time low, which was set in – wait for it – 2007, during the last provincial election. There was one bright light in this apathetic mess. Improved advance polling and other options to make casting a ballot more accessible were successful: 650,000 Ontarians voted before election day. At least Ontario is still doing better than the Northwest Territories, where 35 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots in a

recent election. But Manitoba’s general election last week yielded 57 per cent turnout. PEI had an astounding 76 per cent turnout – and that was low for the Maritime province. So what is the issue here? Are the leaders too boring? Did the issues and platforms fail to resonate with citizens? Have people lost sight of their civic duty? Voter turnout can be a pretty accurate measure of how much we care. Here in Ottawa, after three elections – municipal, federal and now provincial – in less than 365 days, it’s probably safe to say that voters were simply tired of caring.


Whatever you do, don’t go downtown One of the uglier little stories of the year is the one about Air Canada deciding to keep its employees out of downtown Winnipeg. The airline, saying that “several downtown locations are susceptible to crimes of violence and opportunity,” decided that its employees would overnight at hotels near the airport. So much for supporting a city that has supported Air Canada over the years. For Winnipeggers that was nasty enough, considering that the city has a crime rate below many well-known U.S. cities Air Canada visits, but the really nasty part was to come. That was the bit in the company email about instances of public intoxication being connected to “approximately 1,000 displaced people from rural Manitoba.” Winnipeg people knew what that meant: it meant native people forced from their homes by flooding. As if that was not enough, now they don’t get a chance to associate with Air Canada pilots. Air Canada has

CHARLES GORDON apologized in a classic example of the non-apology apology. “It appears that certain inferences are being drawn from the contents of a recent internal bulletin relating to accommodation for flight crews on overnight layover in Winnipeg,” said a corporate email. “Air Canada wishes to state categorically it had no intent to cause offence to any individual or group and apologizes if it inadvertently did so.” In other words, we didn’t do it, but we’re sorry if you think so. The story can be viewed on many levels, such as the economic one, where a city is trying desperately to rebuild its downtown and succeeding little by little when a big company kicks it in the teeth.

The Winnipeg Free Press tried to have a little fun with the story, asking its readers whether they would recommend a downtown hotel to out-of-town friends. Almost 10,000 of them replied. A third of them said downtown was unsafe and their friends should stay at a suburban hotel. The statement “There’s some nice hotels downtown, but stay inside after dark,” was supported by a larger group, 38 per cent, and 29 per cent said downtown is fun: let’s have a night on the town. When you take into consideration that the suburbs of any big city, including Ottawa, contain people who are afraid to go downtown and never do, it seems that the majority of Winnipeggers are not unduly alarmed. Maybe that’s because they know that there’s more harm can come to you inside the hotel than out — room service, mini-bars, ironing boards that fall out of the closet, not to mention overly enthusiastic folks in the hotel bar who don’t

happen to be displaced people from rural Manitoba. On a somewhat more serious level, it’s possible to see Winnipeg as the front line in a struggle between cities and corporations. What if more big companies decide to keep their travelling employees at the airport inn, rather than allowing them to go downtown? What if the practice spreads to more cities than Winnipeg? It could happen. There are places in Ottawa you wouldn’t want to go to late at night with your pilot’s uniform on. What can the fight back? The obvious answer is to launch elaborate public relations campaigns on how safe their downtowns are. But such

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SPECIAL TO THE NEWS “We did it!” announced Progressive Conservative Jack MacLaren to his supporters after he was declared the winner of the Carleton-Mississippi Mills Riding on Thursday night, Oct. 6. MacLaren took 26,805 votes, 50 per cent of the popular vote with 294 of 300 polls reporting in the Oct. 6 provincial election. MacLaren’s supporters were confident as they watched the results pour in at Sixty Four Hundred Celebration Centre in Stittsville on election night. MacLaren strolled into his election party to the tune of “We Will Rock You” by Queen. Over 200 people cheered him on in a luxurious setting of candlelit tables and a room lit by chandeliers. “I think we’ve made a little bit of history,” MacLaren said during his acceptance speech. “There were a few bumps in the road but we had great people and it’s been a lot of fun always.” “This is a great day for conservatism. The people of CarletonMississippi Mills have said yes to conservative values and conservative philosophy.” MacLaren beat out Liberal candidate Megan Cornell, New Democratic Party candidate Liam Duff, Green candidate Scott Simser and Family Coalition Party candidate Cynthia Bredfeldt. MacLaren said he never doubted he would win. “I think the voters have shown

us that the race wasn’t really all that tight. We have very strong support and we sensed that all through the campaign when we were knocking at doors,” he said. “We had strong support from day one.” He said this support came from the whole community, not just rural areas, and that he he’s made more friends than ever before during the campaign – not enemies. “From the very beginning we tried to run a clean, honest campaign,” said Brad McNulty, communications director for MacLaren’s campaign. “We never mud slung, we never cut down the other candidates. We wanted it to be about policy and ideas and I think we did that.” MacLaren takes over the riding, known as a stronghold for the federal and provincial Tories, from 34-year veteran MPP Norm Sterling. He defeated Sterling in a bitter nomination battle last spring. “What a ride,” said Shirley Dolan, a team leader of MacLaren’s campaign, referring to complications and challenges the campaign faced. “This campaign has given new meaning to the expression, ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’.” Duff celebrated at Tommy’s Restaurant and Bar in Kanata, and said he was happy with the election results. “We did a great job, we’ve moved up a lot since the last provincial election,” he said. “It’s a step in the right direction. We’re

only moving forward after this one.” The next step for Duff is to hunker down and finish school at the University of Ottawa, but he said he will be around for the next election. At MacLaren’s victory party, his many supporters seemed to spend as much time huddled around the buffet table as the television while the numbers came in. George Kozlovski from West Carleton was there to show his support for MacLaren. “Hopefully he will do a little more than Norm Sterling did,” he said. “He (Sterling) was nonexistent in the community; that

was the biggest problem. If he would have been existent in the area, he wouldn’t have been cut out.” Annette Bows, also from West Carleton, said she was at the party for one reason. “We’re gonna watch Jack win,” she said long before the results were in. “Traditionally, it’s always been a Conservative riding, and I can’t see that changing. I certainly hope it doesn’t.” The youngest supporters of the evening were siblings 15month-old Austin, and two-yearold Hannah Lilly. As for their political affiliation, their father Tom Lilly said,

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Jack MacLaren, the new MPP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills, addresses the crowd at his victory celebration in Stittsville on Thursday evening, Oct. 6.

“Well, they are wearing blue I guess,” referring to their matching denim jackets. Lilly said that the kids would be up past their bedtime, “but they’re pretty good partiers.” During the election campaign, MacLaren promised to fight government interference with small businesses and cut red tape. He said a Tory government will reduce the “regulatory burden” at Queen’s Park by 30 per cent. MacLaren, a 62-year-old resident of MacLaren’s Landing and a farmer in West Carleton, holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Queen’s University. He is a past president of the Ontario Landowners Association and the Carleton Landowners Association as well as a director of the region’s Federation of Agriculture. Carleton-Mississippi Mills is a provincial riding created in 2007 using 58 per cent of Lanark-Carleton and 18 per cent of Nepean-Carleton. The riding includes the town of Mississippi Mills, West Carleton, Kanata, Stittsville and Goulbourn. The affluent eastern Ontario riding has a big manufacturing centre, including a cluster of high tech companies in Kanata. It is known as a bedroom community for federal civil servants in an area where the average household income is $102,188 (data from 2007). With files from Courtney Symons

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Liberal candidate Megan Cornell put on a brave face after losing to Progressive Conservative Jack MacLaren in the Carleton Mississippi Mills riding. “We have a Liberal government in Ottawa!” she told a crowd of more than 30 people during her concession speech at Papa Sam’s, a Briarbrook restaurant, on Thursday night, Oct. 6. Ottawa will send a number of Liberal MPPs to Queen’s Park, including Premier Dalton McGuinty, Phil McNeely, Bob Chiarelli and Yasir Naqvi, she said. Cornell finished second in the riding with 16,861 votes (34.8 per cent), up from 2007 when she registered 16,776 votes (31.9 per cent) in the provincial election. New Democratic Party candidate Liam Duff finished third with 5,765 votes (11.9 per cent), followed by Green Party candidate Scott Simser, who took home 1,641 votes (3.4 per cent.

Cynthia Bredfeldt, from the Family Coalition Party, took 484 votes (1 per cent). Cornell said she detected an appetite for change during the campaign. “We ran such a positive campaign, and I have absolutely no regrets of how things went,” Cornell said. “There was perhaps a feeling for change here by having an incumbent gone, but unfortunately that change was directed at the party and not the individual,” she added. Carleton-Mississippi Mills has long been known as a stronghold for provincial and federal Tories, but the Liberals hoped to draw support from disaffected Tories following the ouster of 34-year veteran MPP Norm Sterling by MacLaren during a bitter nomination battle last spring. She was endorsed by Matt Muirhead, the former executive director of the Progressive Conservative riding association, who said MacLaren represented

a right-wing “Tea Party” faction that had taken over the riding association. Cornell accused MacLaren of being a right-wing Conservative who campaigned solely on the provincial party platform, not speaking to issues within the riding. “Every time I spoke I was talking about local issues,” said Cornell. “He only talked about the Conservative Party platform.” Her campaign promised to bring a health hub to Kanata, reduce overcrowding in schools and revive the high-tech sector. Cornell promised to keep working on those issues – just not as MPP. “So cut me a little a slack if it takes a little longer to fix hightech in this riding,” she said. The 37-year-old Kanata Lakes woman said she planned to resume her work with the Kanata Chamber of Commerce and other community groups, which she stepped down from when she declared her candidacy.

“I’ll have to ask people to reappoint me to the roles I had,” she said.

Cornell said she didn’t know if she would run again in the next provincial election.

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Megan Cornell was the Liberal Party candidate in the CarletonMississippi Mills riding in the Oct. 6 provincial election.

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What’s up, doc, in village of Stittsville? ….Paul Riddell of the Stittsville District Lions club is the Zone 30 West Chair for the Lions this year. As such, he will be visiting the various other Lions Clubs in the zone throughout the year as well as chairing zone meetings. Other Clubs that he will be visiting as zone chair are Almonte, Carleton Place, Kanata Hazeldean, Kemptville, Merrickville, Perth, Richmond and Smiths Falls….The Goulbourn Middle School band played O Canada at the beginning of the Ottawa 67’s game against the Peterborough Pe-


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game of the collegiate regular season last Friday evening….Stittsville artist Vera van Baaren, who is a member of the West Carleton Arts Society, was one of the participants in the Society’s Expressions of Art 2011 show at the Carp Agricultural Hall at the Carp fairgrounds in Carp last Saturday and Sunday. Vera will be one of the six artists participating in the upcoming eighth annual Stittsville Artists Studio Tour on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6…The Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville sold more mums this year in the annual Mums for Thanksgiving project with which it is involved along with other organizations like the Rotary Club of West Ottawa, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Meals on Wheels (Ottawa), Engineers Without Borders and the Carleton University Lacrosse Team. Preliminary sales figures indicate that the Rotary Club members sold a total of 947 mums, up from 805 last year. The Rotary Club members delivered 826 mums this year, down a bit from last year’s total of 849 which were delivered. The Rotary Club makes money both from the sale of the mums as well as from the deliveries…The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre holds a Seniors Diners Club in Stittsville on the third Tuesday of every month, running from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Besides a meal,

there is also entertainment at these sessions. Right now, there is a need for a volunteer to help out due to the departure of a volunteer. The duties of this volunteer involve picking up a few people for the luncheon, working to set up and clear away the lunch tables and then driving people home afterwards. There is a free lunch for the volunteer and mileage is compensated. If you might be interested in volunteering in this way, please contact Laine Johnson, the volunteer resources coordinator for the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, at 613-591-3686 or via email at Johnson@ Is Hawaii a dream location for you? Then you will want to register to attend the armchair travel program with Gurt Lemke at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Librayr on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The theme of his presentation will be “Escape to Hawaii” in which he will be sharing photos taken during a month long, mid-winter holiday in the Hawaiian islands. You will see rain forests, white sandy beaches, exotic flowers, tropical vegetation, the famous Waikiki Beach and examples of Polynesian culture. Those interested in attending must register, either online through the Ottawa Public Library website or in person at the Stittsville library branch on Stittsville Main Street…

Mystery writer at library SPECIAL TO THE NEWS One of Canada’s top mystery writers is coming to Stittsville. R.J. (Robin) Harlick, author of the acclaimed Meg Harris mysteries, will be presenting a workshop on the process of writing fiction at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m. This “Making Your Stories Come Alive” workshop will no doubt reflect some of the fiction writing procedures that she herself employs in her

writing. After over 25 years in the computer industry, R.J. turned her attention to writing, finding that pursuing killers by pen is more fun than chasing computer bugs. She lives in Ottawa, but has a log cabin in West Quebec where the Meg Harris mystery stories are set. Indeed, in her Meg Harris books, the wilderness setting plays almost as large a role as the main character, Meg Harris, who is is a woman who has fled the big city and is helped to create a new life by her new friends on the

Migiskin Reserve. R.J. Harlick’s Meg Harris mystery books have included Death’s Golden Whisper, 2004; Red Ice for a Shroud, 2006; The River Runs Orange, 2008; Arctic Blue Death, 2009; and A Green Place for Dying, to be released this coming February. Registration is required for attendance at this workshop being presented by R.J. Harlick. This can be done online through the Ottawa Public Library website, by phone to the Stittsville library branch or in person at the Stittsville library.







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The Spare Parts team did it. This fundraising team captained by Craig Dunbar of Stittsville was the top fundraising team in the recent Give the Gift of Life Walk for the Kidney Foundation, raising a total of $13,997.74. This was a little over $200 more than the second place team from the Ottawa Hospital. Province wide, the Spare Parts total finished a close second, topped only by the University Health Network team from Toronto. A number of Give the Gift of Life Walks are held across Ontario in the month of September. Overall, the Ottawa Walk raised a total of $53,837.72 for Kidney Foundation. Craig, who is a volunteer firefighter in Stittsville and who suffers from kidney disease, acknowledges that his team’s fundraising efforts could not have been as successful as they were this year without the support of the community of Stittsville. He is most appreciative of this support from the community. He would like to particularly point out several supporters who went beyond normal expectations in lending support to his team’s fundraising efforts. Jason Talbot of TNT Tile and Marble and Diane Boyd of Hair Expressions both allowed the team to set up donation jars at their businesses. They also both donated themselves. Stittsville Sobeys owner Tim LaPlante and demo coordinator Marc Seguin not only provided a venue for a fundraising car wash by the team but also donated all


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Books, books and more books. That’s what there will be at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23 as Main Street Community Services of Stittsville holds a used book sale as a fundraiser. Most of the books at the sale will be selling for one dollar or even less. Sand there will also be a Sunday blowout in which purchasers can fill up a reuseable shopping bag with books, all for only five dollars. The used book sale will run on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Main Street Community Services in Stittsville provides services and support for special needs children and their families. It operates out of part of the former Stittsville Public School on Stittsville Main Street.


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The paintings of artist Bina Mirza must be seen to be truly appreciated. And there is no better place to do this than to drop into the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library this month and see a selection of six of her paintings on display on the Art Space wall. Ms. Mirza’s paintings are unique in that in them she merges sculptural relief with oil and acrylic painting, creating a three dimensional effect. She uses elements such as cheesecloth, millet, wood sticks and burlap applied to either canvas or wood to create the sculptural relief or texture that she then enhances with brilliant hues to produce her unique artwork. Indeed, Ms. Mirza herself will tell you that she loves texture. Her collage style of painting allows her to create three dimensional representations using both texture and colour as their principal elements. Under her guidance, an otherwise flat surface comes to life thanks to the sculptural relief that she adds to her paintings. But besides texture, she adds colour to her paintings, using brilliant hues to give an emotional aspect to her work. “Texture and colour are the principal elements emphasized

throughout my work that enable me to make an otherwise flat surface come to life,� she writes on her website at “By exploring various textural components through collage, I have been able to bring a depth to the canvas that is truly unique,� she adds. She focuses on landscapes in the belief that the environment shapes people’s understanding and perceptions. She tries to integrate nature into her art so that her work becomes a window to the world around us. She first draws the scene that she is going to paint and then applies the appropriate texture elements, be they millet, cheesecloth or some other material that provides relief to the surface. She then proceeds to paint the scene, now using mostly acrylics, although she still incorporates some oils but by using oil sticks rather than brushes. On display currently until the end of October at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library are six of her pieces: Riverbend, a river scene; Sugar Shack, depicting the boiling of sap to create maple syrup in a springtime scene; Cliff Face, a mountain landscape; Corn Field, showing a farm scene; Grand Canal, Venice, whose title portrays the scene depicted; and All that Matters, Argentina, showing a white church sitting

in a mountain scene in Argentina, inspired by a visit there last year. Her art on display at the Stittsville library ranges in price from $750 to $1,700 per piece. Bina Mirza studied fine arts at the Ontario College of Art. She then went on to earn a diploma in interior design at Sheridan College, thinking this might be a field where employment would reign. But art is her love and that is now her focus. Ms. Mirza has had solo exhibitions at the Rothwell Gallery and at Gallery 7A in Ottawa. She has also participated in numerous juried exhibitions such as the Red Trillium Studio Tour, at the Cube Gallery in Ottawa, at the Muskoka Arts and Crafts Summer Show in Bracebridge, and at the Kanata Civic Art Gallery. She has also exhibited in various group shows such as the Art and Garden Fair in Ottawa, at the Rainbow Ridge Studio in Shelburne, at Cameron House in Ottawa and at the Kanata Art Club. She is currently a member of the West Carleton Arts Society and exhibited in the Society’s “Expressions of Art 2011� show at the Carp Agricultural Hall in Carp last weekend. The West Carleton Arts Society has been supporting the work of visual artists in the west Ottawa region for over 20 years.


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Artist Bina Mirza stands with some of her artwork which features the textured surface and brilliant colours which characterize her art. An exhibit of her work is now on display at the ArtSpace wall at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

Fall supper in Ashton SPECIAL TO THE NEWS All-you-can-eat pie – now, that’s an offer that’s easy to accept. And you can enjoy homemade pie, as much as you want, at the upcoming annual fall supper at Christ Church Ashton.

The all-you-can-eat pie is on the menu along with turkey and ham – a great offering. It will all be available this Saturday, Oct. 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Christ Church Ashton in Ashton, with tickets available at the door. There will also be take out available.

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“I wouldn’t hesitate to call it a ^rst class squash facility.” Paul Hough, a Kanata resident and 16-year member at The Canadian Fitness and Squash Club. “It’s a community rather than a gym, there’s a neighborly community atmosphere and the structure is friendly, professional and affordable,” says Cathy Harris, a member of at least 15 years. Peggy Aubrey the club membership manager has been with the club almost from its inception and she instills that strong community centre feel in the newer staff members while

The new owners Richard Swift and Tim Gadde, both fitness enthusiasts (Swift is an avid squash player, Tim a certified Personal Trainer) are happily breathing new life into the old club while carefully preserving its community roots. providing continuity for long standing members. “She knows all the members, when they go on holiday and when their kids started school,” says Swift. The new owners Swift and Tim Gadde, both fitness enthusiasts (Swift is an avid squash player, Tim a certified Personal Trainer) are happily breathing new life into the old club while carefully preserving its community

roots. An eclectic membership, with fitness enthusiasts from every walk of life and in every age group, go a long way to maintaining that neighborhood feel. Bringing a friend to the club is also made easy with the variety of packages the club offers. The Canadian has the added attraction of having the only squash courts west of the Greenbelt and offers a squash ladder, seniors round robins and squash lessons for adults

and youth. The club also fields teams in the Ottawa District Squash Association’s Open City League. “I wouldn’t hesitate to call it a first class squash facility,” says Paul Hough, a 16 year member and squash enthusiast. Squash and atmosphere aside, The Canadian is a complete fitness facility with free weights, resistence machines, a cardio studio and a large Fitness Studio with a cushioned hardwood floor that protects members from unnecessary stress-related injuries that can occur during a hard workout. It has a full schedule of fitness classes including bootcamps, cardio workouts, yoga, pilates and spinning and quite a few unusual combination as well. “If you’re in for fitness, rehab after an injury or accident or you’re a high performance athlete, the Canadian will meet and exceed your needs,” says Mark Pankow, a 10-year member. Other amenities at the club include the Pura Vida Bistro that serves smoothies, supplements and light meals prepared by hand from fresh ingredients on the premises; a registered massage therapist, nutritionist and personal trainers.

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ne week they were the starting point for the Terry Fox Run and the next week they hosted their grand re-opening - one was a 15-year tradition the other – well a celebration. “We’re a club that people belong to and not just a gym that people go to,” says Richard Swift, co-owner and Kanata native. It may seem like a subtle difference, but it’s one that members are acutely aware of, and appreciate.


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Remembrance, Christmas for Male Chorus JOHN CURRY

Remembrance and Christmas performances are both on the agenda for the Goulbourn Male Chorus this fall. The Male Chorus, which has now grown to 18 voices in this, only its second year of existence, will be singing at Stittsville’s annual Remembrance Day service on Friday, Nov. 11

at the cenotaph in front of the Johnny Leroux Community Arena (formerly the Stittsville District Community Centre). This will be right after the Male Chorus has sung at the Remembrance worship service at St. Thomas The Apostle Anglican Church in Stittsville on Sunday, Nov. 6. The Goulbourn Male Chorus is presenting two Christmas concerts this

year, one in Stittsville and one in Richmond. On Sunday, Dec. 11, the Male Chorus will be presenting a Christmas concert at St. John’s Anglican Church in Richmond. Guest soloist at this concert will be Sylvia Wallace of Richmond. This Christmas concert in Richmond will be followed by a Christmas concert the next Sunday, Dec. 18 at Holy Spirit Catholic

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Church in Stittsville. At this concert, the Male Chorus will be joined by guest performers the Trinity Hilltop Handbell Ringers from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Kanata, the Children’s Chorus from St. Thomas Anglican Church in Stittsville, and the Ladies Yuletide Singers, a group of ladies from the Goulbourn area. A highlight of the concert will be massed perfor-

mance by the Male Chorus and all of these guest performers in the singing of the English carol “Once In Royal David’s City.” This Christmas carol, originally published in 1848, deals with aspects of the nativity story. Robert Dueck of Stittsville is the director of the Goulbourn Male Chorus. He can be contacted at 613-836-1824 or via email at

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Female singers wanted for concert SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

Wanted – female singers. These singers, who are being called the “Yuletide Ladies Chorus,” are needed to be part of a massed choir that will be singing the famous English Christmas carol “Once in Royal David’s City” at the Christmas concert being held by the Goulbourn Male Chorus on Sunday, Dec. 18 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Stittsville. The plan is to open and close the concert with a massed choir number that will include these female singers as well as a children’s choir, a handbell choir and, of course, the Goulbourn Male Chorus. The Male Chorus, the handbell choir and the children’s chorus are all accounted for. The only missing piece is a group of female singers, hopefully as many as 20 to balance their sound with the 18 voices of the Male Chorus. Robert Dueck, director of the Male Chorus, is inviting ladies familiar with singing soprano, alto and/or tenor to join this “Yuletide Ladies Chorus,” which will be participating in the singing of this one selection at the concert, namely “Once in Royal David’s City,” It will be sung both opening and also closing the concert. Anyone who is interested in being part

of this one-time, one-carol singing experience should contact Mr. Dueck at 613-8361824 to obtain a copy of the music along with a rehearsal CD. There will be two rehearsals held for the “Yuletide Ladies Chorus” in preparation for the Dec. 18 concert. There may also be a joint rehearsal with the Goulbourn Male Chorus and the children’s chorus as well as a dress rehearsal the day before the concert. The words of the carol “Once in Royal David’s City” were written by Mrs. C.F. Alexander in the 19th century. The carol makes wonderful use of the English language to paint a picture of the events of the nativity. Mrs. Alexander wrote many poems for children, chiefly on religious subjects. She was the wife of the bishop of Derry. The music for “Once in Royal David’s City” was composed by H.J. Gauntlett. The carol is believed to have first been published in the early 19th century. Beginning in 1918, King’s College in Cambridge has used this carol for the processional in its Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve. Traditionally it is begun with a boy soprano soloist singing the first verse, followed then by the rest of the choir.


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Letter: Wetlands

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At the recent 25 anniversary celebration of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) which serves the communities of Stittsville, Goulbourn, Kanata, West Carleton and Nepean are, from left to right, city of Ottawa Kanata South ward councillor Allan Hubley; WOCRC executive director Cathy Jordan; city of Ottawa West Carleton/ March ward councillor Eli El-Chantiry; WOCRC board of directors chair Bob McGaraughty; and city of Ottawa Kanata North ward councillor Marianne Wilkinson.

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The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) wants to talk. More specifically, it wants to talk to youth in the area. The WOCRC wants to talk with youth who would be willing to participate in a one hour focus group. The discussion would be aimed at enabling the

WOCRC to learn a little more about local communities like Stittsville, Munster and Richmond and to learn what youth in these communities think is important. Youth are encouraged to bring their creative ideas and voices to these focus groups. In return for participating in these focus groups, youth will receive café

treats and get credit for community service hours. These focus groups will be held in Stittsville on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m.; in Munster on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.; and in Richmond on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. For more information, please call Julie at the WOCRC at 613-591-3686, ext. 498, or via email at

Editor: Where have the Poole Creek wetlands gone? Twenty-five years ago my father walked the “wetlands” from Hazeldean Road to the railway tracks. There was no water – it was completely dry. He mentioned that he had never seen this before. It is a natural occurrence – it has happened before and it will happen again. My family has owned property in the area for over 100 years. I am now one of the stewards of the Poole Creek wetlands. The wetlands have changed drastically in the last 20 years. They were much smaller. If you stood where the present observation post is along the Trans Canada Trail and looked west, there was a rookery of blue herons within 200 metres. The trees were all 50 feet tall and the tops of the trees were full of blue heron nests. Unfortunately some unscrupulous developers dammed up the creek and the resultant high water level killed all the trees. When the trees fell down the rookery was lost. The culvert where the creek crosses the former CPR tracks was replaced because an engineer condemned the old one. It was to be replaced by one at the same elevation as the old one. As a teenager on many hot afternoons, I used the old culvert as an escape from the sun and I am sure the new one is very close to the same elevation as the old one.

If you stand on the culvert and look south, you are looking at the natural course of Poole Creek. When the developers dammed up the creek, this resulted in the water following the ditch along the side of the CPR tracks. The result is that the water level has risen six feet which has made the pond much bigger than it should be. With the higher water level, all the trees along the waterway have died. Today, if you look at the property west of Triple K Trucking on Hazeldean Road, all of the trees there are dying. The property across Hazeldean Road from Triple K Trucking used to be farmland. It is now designated “wetlands.” This is all because the natural course of Poole Creek was changed. As some of the concerned property owners who have had considerable loss of forest because of too much water, we have been trying to have the course of the creek returned to its original route. We are not trying to drain the swamp – we are simply trying to have it returned to what it should be. Anyone can go and get the aerial photographs from 1940 and see for themselves what the land should look like. The work to return Poole Creek to its original course was supposed to be done by the end of September. It has all been approved and I do not know what the holeup is. The swamp will be smaller as a result but bigger is not necessarily better. David Grierson

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SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The youth of Stittsville are going to be caretakers of a stretch of Stittsville Main Street. The Stittsville Youth Connexion Association, which helps youth in the community organize activities and events, has now been approved under the city of Ottawa’s “Adopt A Road” program. As such, the organization will be responsible for cleaning up Stittsville Main Street from Abbott Street north to Hazeldean Road twice a year, namely in the spring and in the fall. Through involvement with this municipal program, the youth of Stittsville are showing a desire to maintain a safe en-

vironment, to pick up litter and garbage and to eliminate damage to city property. The youth of Stittsville are showing that they want their community to be safe and litter free and they are willing to do their part to ensure this. Indeed, this Thursday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m., the youth of Stittsville will be meeting at Village Square Park at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street to undertake their first “clean up” of Stittsville Main Street from Abbott Street to Hazeldean Road as part of this fall’s “Cleaning Up the Capital” campaign. This will be the first of what will be twice a year clean-up efforts by Stittsville’s youth along this stretch of Stittsville Main Street.

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The Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League now have a framed rendition of the origin of the team’s name thanks to a collaboration between a Kanata resident and a Stittsville business owner. Doug McBeth, who has lived in Kanata since 1991 but who grew up in Toronto and is a lifelong Argonauts fan, teamed up with John Whitney of Stittsville Picture Framing and Studio Gallery, another Argonaut fan, to create the 34 inch by 21 ½ inch framed explanation called “The Origin of the Argonaut Name.” Mr. McBeth travelled to Toronto last Friday to present it to Argonauts’ head coach Jim Barker. He had communicated with the Argonauts’ public relations staff about the project and once he had emailed a photo of the professionally framed finished product featuring an Argo-blue matting, the Argonauts responded positively to the offer of giving it to the team. “When they saw this, they said bring it on down,” Mr. McBeth said. Last Friday he attended an Argo practice at Erindale College in Toronto. With the team huddle at centre field, Mr. McBeth was brought onto the field, along with Argo public relations person Eric Holmes and a video person. Mr. McBeth got to present the framed project about the origin of the Argonauts name to coach Jim Barker and he admits that he was surprised

at how appreciative the team was of the presentation. “Half the team shook my hand and thanked me and gave autographs,” he writes in an email reporting on the presentation. The video of the presentation will probably be shown on the Argo website while the actual framed project will probably be hung in the Argonaut office at Erindale College. Mr. McBeth is effusive in his praise of the work done by Mr. Whitney to create the finished product, saying that he just provided the poem about the origin of the Argonaut name that he had written in college 25 years ago along with a couple of Argonaut logos and Mr. Whitney did the rest. “He did a great job,” Mr. McBeth says about Mr. Whitney’s work on this project. Mr. Whitney admits that the job took a lot of time since it has eight openings in the matting and the work is double matted, meaning that there are two steps in creating each opening. In addition, a v-groove provides a white accent line around the whole piece, a feature which brings the diverse pieces of the work together. But he is quick to note that the poem about the origin of the Argonauts’ name is all Mr. McBeth’s work. “He is the author; I am the composer,” Mr. Whitney says about the project. The Argonaut name lies in Greek mythology, specifically the story of Jason and the Argonauts and his search for the golden fleece.

“That’s Greek mythology,” Mr. McBeth says, telling how Jason wanted to find the golden fleece and so he built a boat whose crew he named the Argonauts. That is why the Toronto Argonauts’ logo of today features a boat. Mr. McBeth notes that the Toronto Argonauts’ name is the oldest name for a sporting team in North America. The framed “The Origin of the Argonaut Name” features a poem telling the story of Jason and the Argonauts and the tale of the golden fleece, written in a four line verse format covering three pages. Besides the poem and two Argonaut logos, the framed project includes windows noting that the project was donated to the Toronto Argonauts by Doug McBeth in September 2011 and that it was assembled by John Whitney of Stittsville Picture Framing. Mr. McBeth thinks that the framed project featuring the story of the origin of the Argonaut name will prove useful to the team since it has a lot of American players who may not be familiar with where the team names comes from. Mr. McBeth got together with Mr. Whitney on the project after he had visited the Stittsville Picture Framing shop on Stittsville Main Street in downtown Stittsville on other business related to electrical work and energy efficiency. He happened to mention to Mr. Whitney what he had in mind as a project and his fellow Argo fan jumped on board. The rest is history.


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The Stittsville Royals play Perth Blue Wings in an Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex.

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If you’re Irish, take note! SPECIAL TO THE NEWS If you have Irish ancestors, particularly ones who came to Canada in the 1800’s, you should attend the October meeting of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society. At this meeting on Saturday, Oct. 15, you will get a glimpse of what life was like in Ireland before the Irish emigration of the early 1800’s. This could include your ancestors and, indeed, may give you some insights as to why and when your ancestors emigrated from their Irish homeland. Guest speaker at this Historical Society meeting will be Roger Thomas, a member of the Huntley Township Historical Society, who will be speaking on “Life in Ireland before immigration in the early

1800’s.” His presentation will concentrate on the life of the farmer and farm labourer in Ireland who eventually ended up emigrating to Canada, the United States and Australia, among other places. Mr. Thomas has done extensive reading on the subject and has travelled to the United Kingdom where he has visited folk museums and historic sites with relevance to living conditions and emigration in the 1800’s. Mr. Thomas’ talk will be profusely illustrated. This October meeting of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society will begin at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 15 in the meeting room at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether a member of the Historical Society or not. Refreshments will be served.

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CASTING A BALLOT A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School student Karlan Schenher, right, drops his vote in the ballot box as deputy returning officer Leah Farquharson, left, looks on during election voting that took place at the school in Stittsville on Wednesday, Oct. 5 as part of a special program to allow students to experience voting.

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Having a tough time understanding that digital camera that you have? Do you want to improve your photography skills? Well, we have the answer for you. You should enroll in the new digital photograph SLR camera program that is being offered in Stittsville this fall thanks to the city of Ottawa’s rural recreation unit that provides recreation programming in the city’s smaller recreation facilities in Stittsville such as the Fringewood Community Centre, the Pretty Street Community Centre and the hall at the Johnny Leroux Community Arena (formerly the Stittsville District Community Centre). This rural recreation unit also provides programming in Richmond, Munster and Ashton as well as in facilities throughout West Carleton. As for the new digital photography program, it is being held at the Fringewood Community Centre with instructor Doug Brittain, starting on Thursday, Oct. 20. It will run through to Thursday, Dec. 8 and is open to anyone from 19 years of age and up. Registration fee for the program is $140 per person, with the course running from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This digital photography program will be an introduction in how to use a digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera. Those enrolled will learn basic techniques to improve photographic skills and perhaps even create something of a “wow” factor in the photos taken. But this digital photography program is just one of a number of new programs being offered in Stittsville to add to some of the many programs that take place regularly in Stittsville. A strong bones program is being offered for those 50 plus at the Johnny Leroux Community Arena hall on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This program has already begun but there is still room for more. The program runs through to Friday, Nov. 25 and then will run again starting in January. Registration fee is only $55 per person. In this strong bones program, the exercises are designed to allow a person to strengthen the bones and build bone mass. This program emerged from a pilot project that was undertaken in West Carleton. It is particularly good for those who have osteoporosis or who want to prevent it. The program is also being offered at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre hall in Richmond on Mondays. Another program along these same lines is a low to mid-level low impact aerobics class for those aged 50 plus. This program, designed for participants 50 years of age and over, in-

cludes muscle toning and flexibility exercises. The program, held at the Johnny Leroux Community Arena hall on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., is already underway but there is still room for more. Registration cost is $55 per person. The program will also be offered again starting in January. The city of Ottawa no longer prints a comprehensive recreation program guide as a result of a “green” initiative. However, information about the programs available through the rural recreation unit can be obtained by emailing, by visiting or by calling one of the staff directly: Mary Lou Davidson, program coordinator for Stittsville, at 613-5802424, ext. 33271, or Kyla Washington, program coordinator for Goulbourn (Richmond, Munster and Ashton) at 613-580-2424, ext. 33230. One of the more interesting programs being offered is dancercise, a dance oriented fitness class choreographed to all types of music. You can dance through the decades to unforgettable music. It is really doing exercise by dancing and there is no requirement to be a good dancer. It is just a chance to have fun, move with the beat and, as a by-product, exercise. This dancercise program is offered at the Johnny Leroux Community Arena hall on Mondays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., with those aged 19 and up welcome. The program begins on Monday, Oct. 17 and runs through to Monday, Dec. 12. It will also be offered starting in February. Some of the other programs being offered for adults include geocaching (an outdoor game where people try to find hidden containers using only latitude and longitude with searching techniques and hand held GPS units) at the Johnny Leroux Community Arena; Drums Alive (traditional aerobic exercise to the pulsating rhythms of drumming using a stability ball) at the Johnny Leroux Community Arena hall; Eat/Play/Laugh (discover super foods to incorporate into your diet while enjoying treasure hunts, hiking, walking dancing, stretching and other fun ways of getting fit) at the Johnny Leroux Community Arena hall; From Survivor to Thrivor (women recovering from breast cancer will restore mobility with exercises designed to keep the lymphatic and cardiovascular system helthy and the bones strong) at the Johnny Leroux Community Arena hall; Pilates and Yoga, two fitness workouts in one, offered at the Goulbourn Town Hall (former municipal building) as well as at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre hall; Pilates Core Stability (strengthening the body’s core muscles and increasing flexibility) at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre hall; Rock Bottom (a new program to strengthen legs and

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Expect travel delays in Stittsville on Oct. 22 SPECIAL TO THE NEWS There may be delays for those travelling around Stittsville on Saturday, Oct. 22 but they will all be for a good, good cause. That’s because Saturday, Oct. 22 is the day when the second annual Ottawa’s Emergency Services’ Run (9 RUN RUN) is being held. This running event will see the closure of a number of streets and roads

in the Stittsville area, starting at 7 a.m. for different lengths of time. Only Abbott Street east of Stittsville Main Street to Moss Hill Trail at Sacred Heart High School will be closed for the duration of the event, that is, from 7 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. Streets and roads which will see closure for the 9 RUN RUN event are Abbott Street, Stittsville Main Street, Flewellyn Road, Munster Road, Fernbank Road and Jinkinson Road.

Sea Hawks’ cheering SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Cheering could be heard at the pool at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville last Friday. It was generated by the annual Black vs Gold swim meet held by the Goulbourn Sea Hawks competitive swim club. This is a fun interclub swim meet that helps kick off the Sea Hawks’ competitive swim season. A team building event, it is always held on the Friday

before the Thanksgiving weekend. The meet gives a chance for the experienced Sea Hawks swimmers to have some fun racing before their first big competitive swim meet while it also gives an opportunity to new members of the Sea Hawks team to experience the exciting atmosphere that surrounds a swim meet. The Sea Hawks senior swimmers showed great leadership at this swim meet, helping the new

swimmers prepare for their races and cheering them on while racing from one end of the pool to the other. This was the source of the cheering which was heard that late afternoon. The Goulbourn Sea Hawks is a competitive swim club that is based at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex pool. A number of its swimmers are provincially ranked and some went to this year’s nationals in Calgary.

These streets and roads are being closed because they will be part of the route for some of the running events. The 9 RUN RUN event this year will have individuals, families and friends running or walking in one of three different events – a half marathon, a 10K Run and a 3 K Family Fun Walk/Run. Last year, the inaugural 9 RUN RUN raised $16,911.10 which went to the youth substance abuse program. This year the proceeds from the 9 RUN

RUN event are going to the Royal Ottawa Hospital’s Youth Mental Health Awareness Study and Early Intervention Research Project which will be conducted in schools across the region. This project, conducted by the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre in collaboration with local school boards, is meant to get youth talking about mental health while also serving to begin reducing the stigma that is usually associated with mental illness.

Delaney sisters lead Colonials to victory JOHN CURRY

The Delaney sisters of Stittsville played leading roles in the 7-2 victory by the Robert Morris University Colonials women’s

Brianna Delaney

hockey team over the Lindenwood squad in a College Hockey America game at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh last Saturday, Oct. 8. Both Brianna, who is a senior assistant captain with the team this season, and her younger sister Cobina, a junior this season, had three point games, with both recording team leading plus/minus ratings of four in the game. Brianna had a spectacular game, scoring two goals and adding one assist. With these three points, she tied the Robert Morris University all-time record for points in a career with 97. It was the sixth threepoint game of her career and the ninth multi-goal game of her career as a Colonial. She not only had three points in the game but she dominated in the faceoff circle, winning 19 of the 22 faceoffs which she took during the game.

Cobina also had a great game, scoring a goal and adding two assists for her own three point game. Both Brianna and Cobina are graduates of Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville.

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Basketball, field hockey in high school sports SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

The South Carleton High School Storm girls’ field hockey squad is currently in last place in the eight-team West Division of the tier one girls’ field hockey league with four straight losses. After an opening game 2-0 loss to Longfields Secondary School, the SCHS Storm hit a veritable storm in playing the John McCrae Secondary School team which currently is one of two undefeated teams in the West division. John McCrae hammered the SC Storm 14-0 in their match.

The Storm have followed up this loss with two more losses, 3-0 to West Carleton Secondary School and 5-0 against Earl of March High School. In high school junior girls’ basketball, the South Carleton High School Storm has a record of one win and two losses so far. Meanwhile, the Sacred Heart High School Huskies have rattled off three straight wins to start the season. In high school senior girls’ basketball league action, both South Carleton and Sacred Heart have identical records of one win and two losses to date.

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Haunting Season at Saunders Farm SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Saunders Farm at Munster is marking 20 years for its Haunting Season this year. The Farm’s mazes are open during the day, along with spooky things that are highlighting the 20th haunting season there. After dark, the mazes close but the Stalkers Field is open. What lurks in this haunted corn field? Saunders Farm is a

great place for youngsters of all ages at this Halloween time of year. There are milder scares in the daytime when all of the Farm’s regular family friendly attractions are also open. Bigger frights emerge at night after the sun goes down. More information about hours and admission prices are available at Saunders Farm has welcomed thousands of families during

its 20 years of offering its haunting season. Started as a strawberry farm in 1976 by Anne and bill Saunders and their four young children, Saunders Farm has now grown into one of Canada’s premier farm adventure destinations. Twenty years of fun during haunting season in October has added to the Farm’s reputation. It is a must-see place to visit in the days leading up to Halloween.

Art, craft sale at Museum SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

Paintings. Drawings. Textiles. Jewellery. Beauty products. These will be among the work of local artists that will be featured at a “Uniquely Goulbourn” art and craft sale at the Goulbourn Museum this Sunday, Oct. 16. The event, curated by Sheila Cain-Sample, will see artists showcasing their work both in the Museum as well as outside on the grounds from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy these creations by local Goulbourn artists. Or, if knitting is your interest, you can take advantage of dropping into a meeting of the Goulbourn Museum’s knitting circle “Yap & Yarn” which will be held in the adjacent History Centre


that afternoon. Indeed, you can even bring along a knitting project and join in the circle’s activities if you wish. The Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road just south of Stittsville at Stanley’s Corners. Huntley Road is the southward extension of Stittsville Main Street, so if you are coming from Stittsville, just stay on Stittsville Main Street until you come to the flashing light and four way stop at Stanley’s Corners. The Museum is right there on the right. For more information about this upcoming fall art and craft sale or about the knitting circle “Yap & Yarn” or about the Goulbourn Museum in general, please visit or call 613-831-2393.


SPECIAL TO THE NEWS There was a rash of thefts from vehicles in Munster recently. It all happened sometime overnight on a recent Wednesday night, with the incidents happening on Coldstream Drive and Coolbrook Crescent. A wallet containing credit cards and personal identification was stolen from a vehicle. While the vehicle was believed to be locked at the time, there was no sign of forced entry into the vehicle. Some of the personal identification and credit cards were later found by a neighbour and returned to the owner.

A satellite radio was stolen from a vehicle on Coldstream Drive. The owner told Ottawa Police Service that the vehicle was locked although there was no sign of forced entry. About $10 in change was stolen from a vehicle on Coolbrook Drescent in Munster. The thief rummaged through the vehicle but did not take items such as a battery operated tire compressor, CD’s and a pair of sunglasses. A pack of chewing gum and a brand new pair of boy’s shorts were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Coolbrook Crescent.

Art show and sale coming up SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The name says it all – “Colours of Cancer.” It is an art show and sale featuring the colourful work of up to 25 local artists, with funds raised supporting the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. This “Colours of Cancer” art show and sale will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. John’s Anglican Church Hall on Fowler Street in Richmond. During the event, there will be a silent auction, running from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with the proceeds going to support the Irving Greenberg Family

Cancer Centre. Admission to the art show and sale itself is free, so it is a great opportunity to view the work of artists from Richmond and area. Kat McClure, president of the Richmond Village Art Club, which is hosting the art show and sale, says club members want to support the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre since almost everyone has a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with cancer. The Richmond Village Art Club, which was formed a year ago, attracts members who are interested in meeting together to explore new techniques in their art.

Monthly luncheons by Friendship Club COLLEEN DENNIS Special to the News

The September luncheon at the Glen Mar Golf and Country Club on Fernbank Road west of Stittsville was a great success. Those in the community are urged to plan to attend these monthly luncheons. Line dancing has started up again on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the John Leroux Stitts-

ville Community Arena hall. A fee is being charged this year to help cover the cost of the instructor and the space. New participants are needed, however, to keep this activity going. Those interested should contact Rosemary at 613-836-6354. Friendship Club activities at the John Leroux Stittsville Community Arena hall include bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m. (contact Lorraine at 613-599-3297);

carpet bowling on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (contact Beryl at 613821-6329); and shuffleboard on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. (contact Shirley Healey at 613-831-2712). Friendship Club activities at the Pretty Street Community Centre include exercise on Mondays at 10 a.m. (contact Helen at 613-836-6766); bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m. (contact Lilliane at 613-831-2150); and euchre on Fridays at 7 p.m.



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The annual fall well water testing blitz is coming up. In this free blitz, Ottawa Public Health, working in partnership with local businesses, is making well water testing convenient and easy by setting up water sample drop-off stations in the community. Residents who have wells can simply drop off a water sample at one of the locations and Ottawa Public Health will deliver the sample to the provincial public health laboratory where the sample will be tested for two types of bacteria: total coliforms and E.coli. The water samples must be collected in special sample bottles supplied by the laboratory. Sample bottles can be picked up at any of the drop off locations. The drop off locations and dates of the water sample blitz are the Goulbourn Town Hall at Stanley’s Corners, 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 17; and Mac’s in Munster, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Ashton General Store in Ashton, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and the Richmond Memorial Community Centre (arena) in Richmond, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., all on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Since water quality in a well can change, Ottawa Public Health recommends testing well water at least three

times over the course of a year as well as after a heavy rain, after flooding, after any work on the well or septic system or if someone in the family develops stomach symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting. Drinking water that has bacteria and other micro-organisms in it can cause serious illnesses. The only way to ensure safe drinking water is to have it tested regularly. Coliform bacteria come from both the intestines of animals and from the environment, such as through rain water runoff. E.coli bacteria are found only in the intestines of people and animals. When either coliform or E.coli bacteria is reported in a well water sample, it means that the well or underground water supply feeding it is polluted. These bacteria indicate that other disease-causing organisms such as Salmonella and Shigella could also be present. Bacteria can get into a well through cracks and unsealed joints if the well is not built to current safe standards or if the well is showing signs of age. For more information about how to keep well water safe, please visit or speak with a public health inspector at 613-580-6744 or with RideauGoulbourn ward Public Health Nurse Janice Tughan at 613-580-6744.

Rummage Sale in Richmond SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Rummage Sale time is coming at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Richmond. The church is hosting its annual Rummage Sale from Thursday, Oct. 13 through to Saturday, Oct. 15. And what a Rummage Sale it will be! There will be new and gently used clothing for all ages available. This will include costumes, formal

wear, coats and footwear. What a great opportunity to come up with a unique Halloween costume for your child – and just a couple of weeks before Halloween! Besides the clothing and costumes, the Rummage Sale will feature a collection of fall and Christmas home décor. If you are planning to entertain, either for Halloween or Christmas, this is the sale for you. And, best of all, there

will be the Bag Sale on Saturday morning, Oct. 15. For one low price, you will be able to stuff a garbage bag that is provided with as many items as you can. So, when is the Rummage Sale operating? Call the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church office at 613838-3723 for the specific hours. But it is Thursday, Oct. 13, Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 – so mark it on your calendar and get ready to “rummage.”


Turkey, ham, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, baked beans, salads and pie. Wow, what a menu! But that’s what you’ll get if you attend the annual fall supper at the Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road just west of Stittsville Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 22. There will be continuous servings from

4 p.m. through to 7:30 p.m., so there is lots of flexibility as to when you attend. There will also be takeout available for those who want to enjoy the supper elsewhere. Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $15 for adults, $7 for children aged 6 to 12 and free for those under 6 years of age. For more information, please call 613836-4962.

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Deadline extended for photo contest SPECIAL TO THE NEWS The Goulbourn Township Historical Society would like to see even more entries in its second annual Photo Contest and so it has extended the deadline for entries until this Saturday, Oct. 15. Friday, Sept. 30 was the initial deadline for submission of entries but the Historical Society has decided that there are still lots of potential entries out there and hence a decision was made to give a little more time. It’s easy to do. Just drop off entries at any of the three branches of the Ottawa Public Library in the area – Stittsville, Richmond and Munster. There is no entry fee and anyone can enter – you do not have to be a member of the Historical Society. Submitted photos must be in print format, no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches and must have been taken in 2011 within

the boundaries of the former Goulbourn township which includes Stittsville as well as Richmond and Munster. Two entries per category are allowed per person. Photos from all types of cameras are acceptable but must be submitted, don’t forget, in print format. Judge for this year’s contest will be Tobin Kennedy, who is manager of Henry’s camera shop on Hazeldean Road in Kanata. There are five categories in this year’s contest, with the winner in each category to receive a $25 prize from the Historical Society. The “Best of the Show” photo will receive a $100 prize provided by Henry’s. The categories in the contest are Victorian Goulbourn (buildings from 1837 to 1901); Generations (minimum of three); Tools of Our Ancestors; Goulbourn waterscapes; and Goulbourn Streetscapes, Old and New. For more information, visit the website goulbournhistoricalsociety. org and click on Photo Contest.

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The colder weather is coming and there’s nothing like curling up with a good book on a frosty late fall or winter’s night. So one place that you should make a point of being at is the upcoming sale of used books being held by “A Good Read,” the used

book store at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. This sale of used books will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library branch on Stittsville Main Street. There will be a wide selection of books and the prices can’t be beat. All of the books at the

used book store will be on sale. Adult books including hard covers, paperbacks and trade papers will be on sale at half price. Children’s books will see two of the regular 25 cent books going for just 25 cents in total. A 50 cent book will go for 25 cents while a $1 book will be going for 50 cents.

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that the quilt could be quilted by hand as the work was so perfect. Lynda Smyth also won reserve grand champion honours for a queen sized quilt patterned on the traditional grandmother’s flower garden. But Lynda Smyth was not finished there. The judge also chose her wall hanging called “Autumn Spendour” for the “Judge’s Choice” award. Joan Read of Millennium quilting in Almonte was named grand champion for her machine quilted quilt while Jan Koiste of Prospect was the reserve grand champion in this category. Several of the original art quilts on display in the show were invited to be displayed at the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies convention in Toronto. Quilt show committee chair Molly Hartin acknowledged the hard work of the volunteers on the quilt committee. Knowing the artistic talent of quilters in the area, she is confident that next year’s Richmond Fair will also have a varied display of spectacular quilts and artwork, just like this year’s show.

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Clean blue skies and sunny warm weather prevailed for this year’s annual United Way Day for high school football teams. All 18 high school senior football teams were involved, playing games two at a time at the side by side fields at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Barrhaven. The South Carleton High School Storm was one of the teams involved in the day’s action. South Carleton Storm coach John Sunstrum, who is convenor of the high school football league, praised the day not only because funds are raised for a good cause but because the daylong action means that the event is well attended by university scouts wishing to see local high school footballers perform, all in one spot. “It’s a great opportunity for our student athletes,” convenor Sunstrum said. “When you can do something like that and raise money for a good cause, it’s a bonus.” Teams made contributions that totaled about $1,000 for the United Way. Other teams had their own fundraising initiatives on the go, such as raising funds for cancer research. In the action, the South Car-


leton High School Storm lost 18-0 to the Mother Teresa Titans. After a scoreless first quarter, the Storm fell behind 7-0 when the Titans scored on a 20 yard pass play and then added the convert. Near the end of the second quarter, the Titans struck again, this time on a 55 yard pass and run play, making it 13-0. A two point convert made the score 150 at half time. The Storm took the opening kickoff in the second half and marched downfield, getting to the Mother Teresa 25 yard line before losing the ball on downs as a result of a sack on a third down gamble. The South Carleton High School Storm now have a record of one win and two losses after three games in the high school tier two senior boys’ football league. Mother Teresa, with its United Way Day victory, advanced its record to two wins John Curry photo and one loss after three games. Graham Smyth, right, of the South Carleton High School Storm, carrying the ball, is tackled by a gang of The South Carleton Storm Mother Teresa High School Titans players in action in their tier two high school senior boys’ football game have scored 35 points while al- at the annual United Way Day at St. Joseph High School in Nepean South on Thursday, Oct. 6. lowing 78 points so far this season. After an opening game 2827 victory over St. Pius X High School X-Men, the Storm lost 337 to the St. Francis Xavier High School Coyotes in a game at the Riverside South school on Friday, Sept. 30.



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Darts, karaoke at Stittsville Legion BARB VANT’SLOT Special to the News

Dart season on Thursday nights has started, with 16 teams this year. The first night of play saw Hugette Patry win the 50/50 draw for $52. She was also the luck winner of an additional $10 for the bull draw. Pat Cashman won the meat draw for a family sized lasagna and a box of chicken nuggets. The next night of darts saw Sandy Sparkes win the 50/50 draw, taking home $55. Bev Morley won $10 in the bull draw. The meat draw was won by Clive Morris. The dart league will be enjoying a Turkey Shoot on Dec. 11. Karaoke with Corinne and Lee will be held this Saturday, Oct. 15 starting at 8 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Corinne will be celebrating her 50th birthday and would love it if everyone came out to wish her a happy birthday and help her celebrate. Snacks will be provided. A spaghetti dinner and dance will be held at the Stittsville Legion Hall in Stittsville on Saturday, Oct. 22, starting at 6 p.m. Only $12 per person. Terry Bennett will be providing the entertainment. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. The annual Halloween dance at the Legion Hall will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, with prizes for costumes. Food will be served later in the evening. Admission will be $10 per person. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. Youth who want community service hours or anyone who would like to help

the Stittsville Legion with two hour shifts during the annual poppy campaign should call Barb Vant’Slot at 613-836-7823 after 4 p.m. or should leave a name and phone number at the Legion Hall at 613836-1632. The Stittsville Legion’s annual poppy blitz in the community will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30. Any hockey team that would like to take part should call John Leroux at 613-836-1022. Euchre is played at the Legion Hall every Tuesday starting at 1:15 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to participate. Bingo is played at the Legion Hall every Wednesday starting at 6:45 p.m. Everyone is most welcome to attend. The 55 Plus Club will be meeting on the first Tuesday of every month. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a coffee and a visit. Ladies’ Auxiliary member Mary Lyngard is now home from hospital. Comrade Gloria Stewart is still under the weather. Comrad Randy Clouthier is doing well after kidney surgery. We wish them all a speedy return to good health. Vanita Pilon had the ladies’ high score at the euchre party at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Joyce Reading was the runner-up for the ladies. John Mascoe had the men’s high score with Berkly St. Denis placing second. Marion Argue had the most lone hands while Cheryl Kelly had the hidden score. Sharon Legault had the low score. Joanne Curnew and Dick Ross won the door prizes.


One goal games JOHN CURRY

One goal games were the name of the game for the Stittsville Royals on the Thanksgiving weekend. All three of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League games which the Royals played over the weekend were decided by one goal. Unfortunately, the Royals ended up on the losing end of two of these close contests. On Thanksgiving Monday at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville, the Royals dropped a 2-1 decision to the visiting Perth Blue Wings. The Royals fell behind 2-0 in the first period but managed to rebound in the second period, scoring the only goal of the period to go into the third period down by a 2-1 score. The third period turned out to be scoreless, with the Blue Wings heading home to Perth with the narrow one

goal victory. Justin Mayo scored the only goal of the game for the Royals, with Will Fraser earning the only assist. Matt McCaughan in the Royals’ net made 23 saves in the game. This narrow loss came on the heels of a 3-2 victory by the Royals over the visiting Shawville Pontiacs at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex just 24 hours earlier on Sunday afternoon. In this game, the Royals fell behind 1-0 after the first period but rallied for two goals in the second period to enter the final frame in a 2-2 tie with the visitors. The Royals scored the only goal of the third period to skate away with a 3-2 victory. Alex Hulford, Alex Morton and John Welch scored goals for the Royals in this game. Greg Harding picked up two assists while Dan

Guolla and Cody Waite each picked up an assist in the game. Matt McCaughan in the Royals’ net made 32 saves in this game. On Friday evening, Oct. 7, the Royals travelled to Renfrew to play the hometown Timberwolves but came back home with a one goal loss in the game. Renfrew led 1-0 after the first period but the score was tied 2-2 at the end of the second period. In the decisive third period, Renfrew scored twice while the Royals tallied only once, leaving the hometown team with a 4-3 victory. Scott Barnes, Will Fraser and Matt Kadolph scored for the Royals in this game. Earning assists in the game were Scott Barnes, Ty Fleming, Dan Guolla, Greg Harding, Matt Kadolph and Justin Mayo. Erik Miksik made 27 saves in the Royals’ net in this game.

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