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News - Lee MacKay of Stittsville, one of the most respected referees in the world of amateur wrestling, received a major award at the 61st annual Ottawa Sports Awards banquet on Wednesday, Jan. 29. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award – Technical Official award honouring his more than three decades as an international wrestling official. And what a record he has amassed since becoming an international official in 1978! He has refereed at all of the major international wrestling championships. He has officiated at the past three Olympic Games in London, Beijing and Athens as well as at 19 consecutive world senior wrestling championships from 1995

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to the present. But this is only part of his officiating record. He has also officiated at eight world junior and espoir championships, seven European senior championships, six Pan American championships, four world cadet championships and two Commonwealth Games. He has also refereed at numerous major wrestling meets including the New York Athletic Club Holiday International Open. Mr. MacKay, who first became an international official in 1978, was promoted to the Exceptionelle category in 1995. He recently accepted a new challenge as a FILA instructor where he will contribute to officiating development while continuing to serve as a wrestling official. FILA is the international federation of associated wrestling styles. Indeed, FILA honoured Mr. MacKay by awarding him its Golden Whistle award at the 2013 world senior wrestling championships last fall. He is only the second Canadian to win this award which is considered the most prestigious officiating honour in wrestling. It is given to those who are considered to have made an outstanding contribution to wrestling in the world. Mr. MacKay wrestled as a student at Sir Robert Borden High School in Nepean. See OTTAWA, page 3


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Coaching Excellence Award to Cathy Skinner Special to the News

Figure skating coach Cathy Skinner of Stittsville has been honoured by a national coaching body. She has received the Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Award presented by the Coaching Association of Canada. Cathy Skinner has been a coach with the Goulbourn Skating Club and its predecessors, the Stittsville Figure Skating Club and the Richmond Skating Club, for the past 20 years. In Jan. 2013, she travelled to Pyeongchang in South Korea for the Special Olympics World Winter Games as a coach for Team Canada where her four athletes won a total of three gold medals and three silver medals. These world medalist performances result in her nomination by both Skate Canada and Special Olympics Canada to receive the Petro Canada coaching Excellence Award. Cathy travelled to Calgary for the presentation of the award as well as to attend the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) sports leadership conference along with other world and Olympic coaches from across Canada and around the world. Currently Cathy is head coach of the Special Olympics program of the Goulbourn Skating Club which includes 19 athletes of varying abilities at present. She recently accompanied Goulbourn Skating Club Special Olympics athletes to Frankford, Ontario

for the Special Olympics Ontario provincial qualifier and invitational competition. With the Goulbourn Skating Club, Cathy has also coached in its Skate Canada, Canskate and Starskate programs in addition to her involvement with the Club’s Special Olympics program. Goulbourn Skating Club president Kevin Timmins is high in his praise of Cathy Skinner and her coaching ability and passion. “Having known Cathy for a great number of years in both a personal and professional setting, I can’t think


Kevin Timmins, right, president of the Goulbourn Skating Club, presents a bouquet of flowers to figure skating coach Cathy Skinner, left, in honour of her receipt of the Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Award.

of anyone more deserving of such an hour,” president Timmins said. “Not only are her technical and teaching abilities at the highest of levels but the passion in which she dedicates herself to the athletes, their families, and the promotion of the sport of figure skating and the Special Olympics program are unsurpassed,” he continued. “All of us at the Goulbourn Skating Club couldn’t be happier for Cathy as this is a recognition that is very well deserved.” The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is a body that is working to raise the skills and stature of coaches and through its programs is trying to provide coaches with knowledge and skills, is promoting ethics, is fostering positive attitudes, is building competence and is trying to increase the credibility and recognition of coaches. All of this is being done so that quality coaching can enhance the performances of athletes in Canada. The Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Awards are presented to recognize coaches whose athletes excel at world championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games and at the Special Olympics World Games. The awards are presented at an annual sport leadership awards ceremony during the Petro Canada Sport Leadership Conference, with the presentations taking place for the recipients before their peers. National sport organizations are responsible for nominating eligible coaches.


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Ottawa Sports Awards honours Lee MacKay of Stittsville Continued from page 1

He then turned to officiating at the age of 18, beginning a career that now, 41 years later, has seen him recognized as one of the most respected referees in amateur wrestling in the world. As a referee in wrestling, he has been a driving force in Canada in raising the standards of excellence. His leadership and expertise have assisted many other officials at all levels, both in Canada and around the world. Mr. MacKay serves as coeditor of Canadian Wrestling Rules and as such he is continually approached by national officials and coaches to provide rule interpretations.

He has also served as a clinician or head official at many national and international championships. At the international level, he serves on the referees’ commission which provides opinions on various rules, all with a view to making the sport better and more appealing. He says that in his view, what makes a good referee in wrestling is impartiality, just like a referee in any other sport. He also says that a referee also has to know the sport well and such knowledge increases the longer a person stays involved with the sport. He says that at the higher levels of competition like the Olympics and world championships, the action is much

faster and things happen in the blink of an eye. “You have to be very much aware of what’s going on,” he says, adding that at these higher levels, a referee has to try to anticipate what could happen in order to be ready for it. Mr. MacKay calls receiving the Ottawa Sports Award Lifetime Achievement Award a nice surprise and notes that he has had a lot of help along the way to allow him to pursue his involvement in wrestling including the support of his employer, the Ottawa Catholic School Board. A teacher at St. Paul Catholic High School in Ottawa, Mr. MacKay has also coached youth wrestling for the past 35 years and has often coached

high school teams in other sports as well. Still staying with wrestling, the individual sport award winner for wrestling at this Ottawa Sports Awards ceremony was 24 year old Erica Wiebe, a Sacred Heart Catholic High School graduate from Stittsville. Erica was the 2013 Canadian champion in the women’s 72kg category in wrestling and represented Canada at several major international competitions throughout the year. She won bronze medals at the Pan American championships and at the FISU Games. She made her world championship debut in Hungary, winning her first two matches before falling to the 2012 Olympic champion from Russia en route to a seventh place finish overall. Erica currently trains out of the University of Calgary. The Ottawa Sports Awards also honours Ottawa teams which have won provincial, national or international championships during the past year. Among those honoured was the Joyce Potter Curling Team which won the Ontario Women’s Masters Provincial Championship. One member of this team is Jennifer Langley of Richmond. The Nepean Ravens Belle

Lee MacKay “AA” Ringette Team won both Ontario and national championships. A member of this team is Jodie Hache of Richmond. Also honoured was the Stittsville 56’ers Midget Boys Softball Team, Ontario Amateur Softball Association (OASA) provincial champions in 2013. Members of this team are Jon Assad, Luc d’Entremont, Jeff Heika, Spencer Lee, Russ McFall, Braden McGinnis, Luke Moore, James Mullan, Matt Pavia, Kyle Tapp, Jimmy Tokaryk and Riley Walsh. Ellen d’Entremont is the team manager while Dean Lee, Paul d’Entremont, Andrew Mullan and Craig Pavia are the coaches.

The Stittsville Bantam Girls Selects Softball Team was also honoured for being the Ontario Provincial Champions in 2013. Players on this team are Sara Prebinski, Kayla Prebinski, Kylie Phanenhour, Sara Entwistle, Darian Peeling, Jenny David, Brooke Boss, Sam Dodd, Taylor Kotuba, Erika Geoffrion and Marcie Patterson. Paul Prebinski is the head coach with Phil Entwistle and Darren Staal as assistant coaches and Emese Geoffrion and Julie Prebinski as managers. Barclay Frost of Munster is a director on the organizing committee for these annual Ottawa Sports Awards. The Ottawa Sports Awards honours the male and female athletes of the year, the male and female team of the year and the male and female coach of the year as well as presenting the Mayor’s Cup for outstanding contribution to sport in Ottawa, the Brian Kilrea Lifetime Achievement Coaching Award, the Mark Lowry Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement as a Sports Volunteer or Administrator, the Lifetime Achievement Award for a Technical Official which Lee MacKay received, A special Recognition Award, 63 individual sport awards and honours for Ottawa teams that have won provincial, national or international championships in the past year. R0082335706



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News - There’s a community blood donor clinic coming up in Stittsville. Canadian Blood Services is hosting the clinic which will run in the gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic School on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19. To book an appointment for this blood donor clinic, visit the website or call 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-2366283).

There is always a need for blood donations and the need is ongoing. It often requires numerous units of blood to help just one patient. A car accident victim, for example, can need up to 50 units of blood which means that 50 blood donations are needed just to help that one patient. Leukemia patients can need as many as eight units of blood a week as part of their treatment. Up to ďŹ ve donors are needed to provide the blood to help

Bruno Kondrick is a new vice-principal at Westwind Public School. This is his 14th year as a school administrator. He began his teaching career in 1993 and most recently was at Jack Donohue Public School in Kanata.

National House of Prayer topic at ‘Drop-In’ session Special to the News


News - You will learn all about the National House of Prayer in Ottawa if you attend the “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-Inâ€? at the Community Bible Church in Stittsville on Monday, Feb. 10. All seniors in the area are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event which will include not only a presentation on the National House of Prayer but also coffee and home baked sweets. Rob Parker, who is founder and director of the National House of Prayer along with his wife Fran, will be at this “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-Inâ€? session to tell about the history and purpose of this Ottawa facility. The National House of Prayer, which has been called an “Embassy of Prayerâ€? in the nation’s capital, was established in 2005 with a commitment to pray for the government of Canada and its leaders. It is located in a former convent on Myrand Avenue in Ottawa where it has 35 beds to allow it to host visiting prayer teams. The idea developed following Mr. Parker’s 73 day Prayer Walk from Calgary to Ottawa in the spring of the year 2000. The purpose of this Prayer Walk was to elevate the role of prayer in the nation and to call on God to bring His healing to the land. Mr. Parker moved to Ottawa in 2004 to initiate the National House of Prayer. You can hear all about the National House of Prayer and what it does at this upcoming “Wise Guys and Gals Dro-Inâ€? on Monday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Bible Church on Stittsivlle Main Street. Seniors of all or no religious afďŹ liation are welcome to attend. For more information, please check out the website or call the Community Bible Church at 613-836-2606.

someone through heart surgery. Between two and eight donors are usually needed to help save someone with internal bleeding. Yes, the need continues and only you can make the difference, only you can give the gift of life, a blood donation. Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-proďŹ t charitable organization that manages the supply of blood and blood products in all of the provinces and territories except for Quebec which has a separate orga-

nization, Hema-Quebec, which does the same thing. Canadian Blood Services operates 42 permanent collection sites and more than 20,000 donor clinics each year. This upcoming clinic in Stittsville is one of these donor clinics. Canadian Blood Services collects about 850,000 units of blood annually and then processes the blood into the components and products that are administered to thousands of patients each year through blood transfusions.

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News - Sacred Heart Catholic High School grade seven student Tori Ellis plays competitive By Jim Watson hockey and competitive soccer. She competes in swimming and plays rugLast month in this space I looked back at some of the things by. But perhaps her most council has accomplished during the ďŹ rst three years of our astonishing athletic feat to term. Now that the holidays are far in the rear-view and people date revolves around gymnastics. are back in their usual rhythms, I wanted to write this month Working by herself at about what 2014 has in store. home, she has taught herself how to do a â&#x20AC;&#x153;no handsâ&#x20AC;? This year marks the third year of our Ottawa On the Move project cartwheel. She says that she with 150 infrastructure projects across the city underway. was determined to master Roads, sewers, sidewalks, bike paths, and more will continue to this gymnastics move and be upgraded to prepare our cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transit infrastructure for the so she just kept at it until she could do it. coming of Light Rapid Transit (LRT). She can also do, by the The LRT tunnel beneath the downtown core will continue to be way, what she terms some dug by our three boring machines (Chewrocka, Jawbreaker, and basic gymnastics moves Crocodile Rouge as named by the Grade 4 students who won like a back hand spring and a back walkover. our naming competition). In January we passed the 10% mark Tori, who is 12 years of the 2.5km tunnel and the system remains on track to be fully old, says that she would operation by 2018. like to take gymnastics training but right now her Opening in 2014 will be TD Place at Lansdowne Park as we hockey prevents this. She WELCOME/TTAWASNEW#&,FRANCHISE THE/TTAWA2%$",!#+3 hopes perhaps to be able to AND/TTAWA&URY&#TO/TTAWA4HISHASBEENALONGTIMECOMING attend a gymnastics camp and I am thrilled to see the results of councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decisive action to this coming summer. It is hockey where Tori move forward with redeveloping Lansdowne Park start to come has her focus right now, to fruition this summer. as her long term goal is to

play university hockey in the United States. Initially a ringette player, Tori switched to hockey when she was about eight years old. She currently plays with the Kanata Rangers Peewee Girls AA team. She admits that she is dedicated to the sport of hockey, calling herself a good passer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to pass,â&#x20AC;? she says about her play. Tori calls hockey a really fun sport because she gets to know more people and gets to make new friends on her team. She is involved with hockey year-round, taking part in on-ice training at the Bell Sensplex during the summer. But while hockey is her great passion, it is not the only sport on her agenda. She plays competitive soccer for the West Ottawa Soccer Club. A forward, she plays in the summer, finding it good exercise and also a â&#x20AC;&#x153;really funâ&#x20AC;? sport that also serves as physical training for her hockey. Tori is also a competitive swimmer, specializ-

Tori Ellis ing in the 100 metre front crawl. She competed for the Goulbourn Sea Hawks last year but has not yet joined the Club this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love to be in the water,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really fun.â&#x20AC;? Tori also played rugby at Sacred Heart this year and found that it was also a fun sport, although she does not know if she will do it again. This year she hurt her knee playing rugby, a

condition that delayed the start of her hockey season. However, the knee is now better and she is busy playing hockey. She hopes to try out for the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey team as well as for the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s track team. Last year, in grade six at St. Stephen Catholic School in Stittsville, she competed in track, finishing first in most of her races. Indeed, her athletic prowess was recognized at St. Stephen Catholic School last year as she was awarded the athlete of the year award. Perhaps in keeping with her interest in athletics, Tori says that her favourite subject in school is gym. She attributes this to the fact that she is athletic and likes to run around. But she says that she also likes to write. Tori walks her black German Shepherd dog called Sky every day. Sky was trained as a seeing eye dog but failed to meet the requirements, bringing about her adoption by Toriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family.

Ottawa On the Move, LRT, and Lansdowne Park are the biggest infrastructure projects underway in 2014 but this year will also mark the beginning of some smaller but equally important projects as well including:

We will also continue to do more to make City Hall a people place rather than just a place for residents to pay parking tickets. I have been incredibly impressed with Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entrepreneurial talent over the past three years and will be partnering with the 9-#! 97#!TOHOSTTHE9 "IZ%XPOIN*EAN0IGOTT0LACEAT#ITY (ALL IN *UNE4HIS EXPO WILL SHOWCASE SOME GREAT BURGEONING Ottawa companies as well as others who started through the 9"IZNETWORKANDHAVEGROWNINTOSIGNIlCANTBUSINESSESSINCE then. &INALLY )WILLALSOBEHOSTINGAh)DEAS4OWN(ALLvEVENT TO solicit feedback from residents about how the City of Ottawa can make the most of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 150th year. As the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital, we want to own 2017 and I will be asking residents what we should be doing to best celebrate our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sesquicentennial in Ottawa. All in all itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shaping up to be a year of progress in Ottawa. R0012537593-0206

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Hydro Ottawa has been recognized as a Top Employer in the National Capital Region (NCR) for its dedication to employee, workplace and community engagement. The annual editorial competition, which forms part of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top 100 Employers, recognizes the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most exceptional places to work by identifying those employers that lead in attracting and retaining employees. This is the sixth consecutive year Hydro Ottawa has been honoured. The award comes after a successful year of giving back to the community, with Hydro Ottawa raising a record-breaking total of $228,415 for the United Way Ottawa through its Brighter Tomorrows Fund, and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go Paperlessâ&#x20AC;? E-Billing campaign that will result in more than 14,000 trees being planted in the Ottawa area this spring. These initiatives, and more, are outlined in the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just released Corporate Social Responsibility Report. To download a copy, please visit our website.




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Friendship Club AGM puts executive in place John Curry

$1,300 from the city to help with its programming and other expenses. The Club also benefits from a reduced rental charge for city facilities. City administration is currently debating a policy that might see senior groups receive one or the other – a grant or reduced rental rates for the use of city facilities. In the case of the Friendship Club,

this would mean giving up the grant since the reduction in rental rates for the use of city facilities is worth much more than the grant to the Club. However, the city has not yet made a decision on the matter as to whether to change the current situation or not. Friendship Club members enjoyed beef stew and apple crisp for dessert

at the luncheon that preceded the annual general meeting. The Club’s February luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 26, the last Wednesday of the month, will feature chicken on the menu. The luncheon will also include entertainment. The Friendship Club is holding its winter (until March) monthly luncheons at the Legion Hall in Stittsville. R0012539528

News - Carole Herbert is continuing as president of the Friendship Club. She was re-elected at the Club’s annual general meeting following its January luncheon at the Stittsville Legion Hall in Stittsville on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Shirley Pretty returns as the Club treasurer while Lorraine Gillies continues to look after membership and Helen James remains in charge of correspondence. Others on the executive committee for the coming year are Rosemary Morin in charge of entertainment, Mary Lou Rankin as inventory/recording secretary and Gloria Stewart as past president. President Carole Herbert told those at the annual general meeting that past president Gloria Stewart is still in hospital but is coming along. She reported that the Friendship Club had received a thank you note from the Stittsville Food Bank for the donations which had been made to the Food Bank at the Club’s Christmas luncheon. She noted that participants in the various activities hosted by the Club such as carpet bowling, bridge and euchre must be members of the Friendship Club to be covered by the Club’s insurance when taking part in

these activities. She also told the club members that currently the Club is waiting for the city of Ottawa to make a decision on what its policy will be with regard to senior groups in terms of receiving city grants and paying rent for the use of city facilities. At present the Friendship Club receives an annual grant of just under


Members of the executive committee for 2014 for the Friendship Club, elected at the Club’s annual general meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 29, are, from left, Mary Lou Rankin, inventory/recording secretary; Helen James, correspondence; Carole Herbert, president; Lorraine Gillies, membership; and Rosemary Morin, entertainment. Missing from the photo are treasurer Shirley Pretty and past president Gloria Stewart.

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hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something peculiar in the wind blowing across the province since the turn of the calendar year. While many might hope for the sweet smell of spring, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be disappointed to learn itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only the stale odour of a provincial election, which threatens to extend Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long winter. News from Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park is flying thick and fast, with both the ruling Liberals and opposition Progressive Conservatives ramping up the rhetoric in advance of what will surely be an election this April or May. From Premier Kathleen Wynne pledging to raise the minimum wage to PC leader Tim Hudak promising to bring more than a million jobs to the province, our leaders are suddenly bursting with plans to make our lives better than they have been for much of the past six years. Six years. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how long itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been since world financial markets melted down, plunging the global economy into a tailspin it is just now showing signs of pulling out of, at least in a manner that most of us would notice. That recovery isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t extending to everyone in equal measure, however. Here in Ontario, the jobless rate still exceeds the national average. Kickstarting the economy needs to be top priority for the premierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, no matter who occupies it.

Which brings us to Hudak. After more than 10 years in power, what provincial Liberals have to offer has been on display for quite a while, even after a year under Wynneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership. If NDP leader Andrea Horwath has anything to contribute outside of support for the Liberals, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keeping it to herself. So it falls largely to Hudak to offer the province a new way forward. What has he proposed? Through a combination of balanced budgets, lower energy costs and taxes, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;right to workâ&#x20AC;? legislation, he plans to put the open for business sign back in the front window. Unfortunately, he offers little detail on how heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get this done. Yet that formula would lead to drastic changes from what Ontarians have been used to over the past 15 years. Are we prepared for that? Balancing the budget can certainly be accomplished, but cuts would need to be particularly deep if they are to facilitate both getting back into the black and lowering taxes. Lowering hydro costs is also far from easy: the hole dug on the energy file by the Liberals is very deep â&#x20AC;&#x201C; getting out of it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come without further cost, let alone smaller bills for consumers and businesses. Hudak needs to better explain how he intends to accomplish his goals if voters are to feel confident offering their support when the writ is dropped.


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art of being Canadian involves bragging to people from warmer climes about how cold it is up here. Another part of being Canadian is wanting to get out of the cold. So, now this will be interesting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Winterlude and the Olympics at the same time. One is trying to get you out of the house; the other is tempting you to stay in. How you resolve that is up to you, but the choice says something about the way we winter in this country. Half of our national make-up glorifies our climate and takes pride in getting out there and conquering it. The other half says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turn up the heat, close the doors and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on TV?â&#x20AC;? Now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entirely possible that whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on TV will drive you outside. Much as everyone enjoys watching the skiing, the skating, the hockey and the luge, much of the TV coverage of the Olympics is not about skates, skis, hockey sticks and luges. It is about the networks that are carrying them. We know that from their advance commercials. This is their chance to shine, they all figure, and their big-name personalities will be featured at length and maybe weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get to watch some Olympic events, too, between all the grinning and cheerleading.

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CHARLES GORDON Funny Town A few hours of TV and radio self-obsession might impel you out the door to check out what Winterlude has to offer. Now, Winterlude has had a mixed history. It began its existence as something that clogged up the Rideau Canal ice with horses and TV personalities and corporate sponsors so that no one could have a decent skate. No less a person than former NCC chairman Douglas Fullerton, the father of canal skating, went public with the idea that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;rink,â&#x20AC;? as he called it, was for skating, not for standing around and watching stuff. But eventually, the Winterlude people got a handle on that, moved many of the events off the ice, got more and more local businesses involved, reached out to the arts community and created a bigger, yet somehow better festival.

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One difference this year is that the National Capital Commission, which initiated Winterlude and has run it for decades, is no longer doing so. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Department of Canadian Heritage. A message from the minister in the program announces that this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Winterlude will be highlighting the 100th anniversary of the First World War, not exactly a fun time, and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences. A Winterlude celebration of constitutional conferences: thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an ice sculpture challenge for you. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maybe another reason to rush home and turn on the tube. And there, back at the Olympics, we will notice how the politicians, the broadcasters and the sports bureaucrats always find a way to get in the way of the athletes. To that, we can now add the security services. Occasionally the cheerleading will be interrupted by traditional laments for the demise of the purity of sport. This will give us the opportunity to remember that sports must, at one time, have been pure, and try to think what that would have looked like. Before the bureaucrats, the corporations, the broadcasters, the politicians, the security services and drug testers got in the way, Olympic sport was about the individual athlete. It was

not about the individual athleteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nationality. But then countries began keeping score and all of a sudden nationalism was added to the Olympic movementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many problems. Canadians, of course, are among the worst offenders. When our hockey teams are on the ice, nothing can keep us from cheering on our country, not even a Winterlude celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. We know that this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really what the Olympics is supposed to be about, but we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help ourselves. Maybe we should get out of the house more. Except that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter.

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Notice to Owners/Residents Notice of Study Commencement and Public Open House Highway 417–Pinecrest Road Interchange Eastbound Transit Operational Improvements THE STUDY The City of Ottawa has retained MMM Group Ltd. to complete the detail design for eastbound transit operational improvements at the Highway 417–Pinecrest Road interchange. The study area is identified on the map.


Beth Lewis, right, president of the Stittsville District Lions Club, is with Carolyn Hardie, left, Zone Chair for 30 West and a member of the Kemptville Lions Club, during Zone Chair Hardie’s visit to the Stittsville District Lions Club’s meeting at the Lions Hall in Stittsville on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

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The objective of this project is to improve transit service by removing the requirement for eastbound transit vehicles to merge with highway traffic between Pinecrest Road and the Southwest Transitway. The scope of the project includes modifications to the Southeast directional ramp and relocation of existing utilities and signage to accommodate ramp modifications. The design of these improvements will take into consideration the ultimate cross-section of Highway 417, which will incorporate four lanes of traffic in each direction. THE PROCESS While this is a City of Ottawa project, the work is being carried out within the Highway 417 corridor and will follow the approved environmental planning process for Group ‘B’ projects under the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). Upon completion of the detail design, a Design and Construction Report will be prepared and filed for a 30-day public review period.

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News - Exposure and awareness in the community should be an ongoing goal of a Lions Club, Zone Chair for 30 West Lion Carolyn Hardie told members of the Stittsville District Lions Club at its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 29. “People forget just how great the Lions Club is and all the work they do,” she said in urging the Lions to keep letting the community know what the Lions Club is doing. And this means creating awareness not only of a Club’s work in the local community but also of all the work that Lions International does around the world. It’s important for people to know that Lions work goes on beyond the efforts made locally by the local Club, she said. A member of the Kemptville Lions Club, she told how the Lions in Kemptville have promoted awareness with ideas such as placemats telling the history of the Kemptville Lions Club, its fundraising and vision-care work and the work of Lions International, a community BBQ, selling Christmas trees in partnership with the Ferguson Forest, maintaining a local traffic circle and lots of public relations in the newspaper. Walk-in registration for the 2014 fast-pitch softball season of the Stittsville Minor Softball Association (SMSA) will take place on Wednesday, March 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the upstairs room at Stittsville Sobeys at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Carp Road in Stittsville. Registration can also be done online at as of Saturday, Feb. 1.



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Are you worried about a senior in your community? As the manager of RBC’s Carlingwood branch, Sue Danahy has regular contact with many older clients. For many seniors who visit the branch, a bank teller may be the only person they see during their day. That is why Sue knows it’s important to help link her clients to the services and supports they may need to stay safe and independent in their homes. Recently, the staff at RBC Carlingwood took part in a 30-minute Lunch and Learn training session with Ottawa Public Health’s Community Connect program.

adults in Ottawa live alone and To help seniors you know stay safe want to remain in their own homes and independent, remember to: for as long as they can.


Ottawa Public Health (OPH) offers free training to businesses, • Look for a change in their health or well-being, like a change in community groups or volunteers how they act who have regular contact with older adults. Employees of businesses • Listen and ask questions like, such as hair salons, banks and “How do you spend your day?” grocery stores are trained to spot signs of isolation in seniors and • Connect with a nurse at Ottawa Public Health how to connect them to community supports and services. Since the spring of 2013, OPH has trained more than 2,300 people in 70 The Community Connect program organizations and businesses. To learn more about the helps seniors in declining health or Community Connect program to the Community living conditions to access services Thanks and how you can help someone in the community. There are Connect program, the staff of RBC in need, call Ottawa Public currently more than 10,000 older Carlingwood can identify if an older adult needs support. Public health Health at 613-580-6744 adults in Ottawa who are isolated nurses provide assessment and (TTY: 613-580-9656) or visit us and have little support from family referral services for older adults to or friends to act on their behalf. online at Approximately one quarter of older connect them with the support they may need.

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Members of the Stittsville Spartans, champions in the Atom House “A” division of the 2014 Bell Capital Cup, are, lying at the front, goalie Connor Salisbury; first row, kneeling, from left, Vincent Deschenes-Poitras, Josh Lapointe, Noah Brigden, Braden Richardson, Noah Landry and James Appenzeller; second row, standing, from left, Jack Quirion, Ben Stevenson, Robert Forward, Owen Riedel, Jacob Penfold, Zachary Stephens and Tanner Goodwin; and, back row, from left, trainer Andy Stevenson, assistant coach Eric Landry, head coach Ryan Goodwin and assistant coach Mike Brigden.

Members of the Stittsville Spartans, Atom A champions at the recent Russell Winter Freeze tournament, are, front row, from left, Vincent Deschenes-Poitras, Noah Landry, goalie Connor Salisbury, Tanner Goodwin, Ben Stevenson and Jacob Penfold; second row, from left, Robert Forward, Zachary Stephens, Jack Quirion, Noah Brigden, Braden Richardson, James Appenzeller, Josh Lapointe and Owen Riedel; and, back row, from left, assistant coach Eric Landry, assistant coach Mike Brigden, head coach Ryan Goodwin and trainer Andy Stevenson.

Two tournament victories for Stittsville Spartans Sports - Two victories in their past two tournaments, including a double overtime victory over a team from Beijing in the recent Bell Capital Cup. First place in the Lanark Carleton Minor Hockey League’s Atom A division. Yes, it’s becoming a season to remember for the Stittsville Spartans. In the Bell Capital Cup which ran from Dec. 28 to Jan. 1, the Stittsville Spartans went undefeated through round robin play in the Atom House “A” division, beating the Cumberland Dukes, the Nepean Cyclones and the South End Ice Warriors.

In individual competition in the tournament’s Atom A Skills Competition, the Spartans’ Jack Quirion and Josh Lapointe won the shoot-out competition. Moving on to quarter-final playoff action, the Spartans defeated the Nepean Dominators 3-0 and then downed the Almonte Thunder 4-1 in semi-final action to advance to the finals. In these finals, the Stittsville Spartans went up against the Beijing Snow Leopards who had only allowed two goals up to that point in the tournament. The Snow Leopards went ahead 2-0 in this final game but a second

period goal by Noah Brigden got the Spartans back in the game. But then Beijing scored again, once again putting the Spartans down by two goals, 3-1. But the Spartans kept coming and in the middle of the third period, Owen Riedel scored for the Spartans to narrow the score to 3-2. This is how the score stayed until late in the third period when the Snow Leopards drew a penalty. The Spartans pulled their goalie, putting out six skaters who dominated the Snow Leopards. And with only 2.3 seconds left on the clock, Josh Lapointe scored for

the Spartans to tie up the game, sending it into overtime. The first overtime session of fouron-four hockey solved nothing and so it was on to the second overtime period with three-on-three play. Midway through this second overtime session, Josh Lapointe scored again for the Spartans, giving the Spartans the Bell Capital Cup Atom House “A” championship trophy and banner. The Stittsville Spartans travelled to Russell on the weekend of Jan. 24-26 to play in the Russell Winter Freeze tournament. The Spartans kept up their winning ways in this

tournament, defeating the Metcalfe Jets 9-1 and the Nepean Team B 8-1 in round robin action. In quarter-final play, the Spartans outscored the Nepean Caves 5-1 and then downed the Metcalfe Jets 3-1 in semi-final play. In the ensuing finals, the Spartans used their team work to defeat the West End Warriors by a 4-1 score. This was the Spartans’ third tournament championship so far this season. The team has compiled a record of 38 wins, two losses and three ties so far this season which now sees the team head into the playoffs.


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Members of the Northern Stars Chorus who are performing at the Friday music evening at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville last Friday are, from left, Stuart MacMartin, Phillip Craig, Peter Hall, Keith Lindsey, Matt Gregg, Pierre Joannou, Hank Rydzik and Don Rivers.

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The eight-voice Northern Stars Chorus, with the members wearing dark red shirts with suspenders and black ties with musical notes on its regular music evening last Friday. John Curry them, started off the evening with a six-song Providing these harmonies with a variety of set that included such favourites as “Coney songs were two barbershop singing groups, the Island Baby,” “Jeannie with the Light Brown News - The Gaia Java coffee shop was an a Northern Stars Chorus and the Hallmark Quar- Hair,” the up-tempo “Darkness on the Delta” cappella heaven full of four part harmonies at tet. and the gospel-tinged “Swing Down Chariot” with its memorable lyric “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” Also performing at the coffee shop at this Friday music evening was the Hallmark Quartet, a barbershop quartet with lead Shaun Richards, baritone Tony Bove, tenor Allan Proulx and bass Brant Burrow. They were dressed in black with ties appropriately adorned with keyboards. And the Hallmark Quartet took up where the Northern Stars Chorus left off, with more songs presented with four-part harmonies, granted with only four voices rather than eight. Their offerings included “Slow Boat to China,” a 1948 song that has been covered by many artists over the years including Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Fats Domino; “Up the Lazy River,” the 1930 Hoagy Carmichael song JOHN CURRY/METROLAND that also has been recorded by a virtual who’s Members of the Hallmark Quartet who provided their barbershop melodies at the Friday who of the music industry over the years; and music evening at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville last Friday are, from “Flash! Bam! Alakazam!,” a song about being left, Allan Proulx, Shaun Richards, Brant Burrow and Tony Bove. suddenly struck by love that was covered by the famous Nat King Cole. Measure for Measure, a four-member quartet drawn from the Northern Stars Chorus Injured? which included Stuart MacMartin, Peter Hall, elp. Call us, we can help. Keith Lindsey and Pierre Joannou, then sang a number of Valentine appropriate songs such Andrea Gironess as “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and “Heart B.A. LL.B. M.B.A. of My Heart.” This was not only enjoyable Serving West Ottawa for the audience which had packed the coffee and the Valley shop for this particular evening but also served



as something of a promotion for the Northern Stars Chorus which provides quartets to deliver “singing valentines” on Valentines Day. It is a unique way to mark Valentines Day for a loved one! The music evening wrapped up with the full eight-voice Northern Stars Chorus returning to finish up with six more songs, ranging from “That Railroad Rag” and “When I’m 64” to the John Denver signature song “Country Roads” to the group’s grand finale, the iconic “Irish Blessing” (May the road rise to meet you, May the wind always be at your back…). The Northern Stars Chorus has been singing barbershop music together for over 20 years. The group’s objective has been to provide men with a place where they can have fun while learning to sing with good vocal technique in four part harmony, all a cappella which means without musical instruments but not without music. Members of the Northern Stars Chorus who performed at the Gaia Java coffee shop last Friday included Stuart MacMartin who is the group’s music director as well as one of its singers, Peter Hall, Matt Gregg, Hank Rydzik, Don Rivers, Pierre Joannou, Keith Lindsey and Phillip Craig. The Northern Stars Chorus rehearses every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bromley Road Baptist Church in Ottawa. New recruits interested in barbershop singing are welcome on any Tuesday. The Northern Stars Chorus website can be found at The Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville holds a Friday music evening every Friday beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free but early arrival is recommended for best seating.

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Canada needs robust navy, Lions told John Curry

News - Canada needs to continue to support a robust, appropriately funded navy, retired Royal Canadian Navy officer Richard Archer told members of the Stittsville District Lions Club at the Club’s meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Mr. Archer, speaking n behalf of the Naval Association of Canada, argued that Canada depends on the seas for both its prosperity and its security, so that a strong navy is needed both to protect Canada’s home waters and to carry out duties in the far corners of the world. A 36 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy who not only commanded ships but served at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Mr. Archer said that a strong, capable navy is crucial for Canada in a number of areas including national security and support for others around the world. He argued that Canada, with coasts on three oceans, is very much a maritime nation. He pointed out that only two provinces, Alberta and Sas-

katchewan, do not have a salt water coastline. He said that 90 percent of the world’s trade occurs on the

oceans, creating a reliance on shipping routes for both imports and exports. Safeguarding these routes is a job for the

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Richard Archer, centre, a guest speaker at the Wednesday, Jan 29 meeting of the Stittsville District Lions Club, is flanked by Stittsville Lions Club members, on the left, Albert Zoschke, far left, and Ed Meunier, second from left, and, on the right, Club president Beth Lewis, second from right, and Don Carson, far right. Mr. Archer spoke on behalf of the Naval Association of Canada about the need for a robust Canadian navy in the future.

Passage through the Arctic and whether it is open seas or inland waters. He said that Canada will not be taken seriously in discussions about the Arctic if it has no viable navy. He also noted that if Canadians want to help oppressed people in the world, the country has to invest in the Canadian navy so that Canadian ships can travel to the far corners of the world to help in various trouble spots. Right now Canada has a number of shipbuilding projects in the works such as new support ships, Arctic offshore patrol ships and surface combat ships. However, Mr. Archer recognizes that governments usually have a short term view and so such an expensive undertaking for ships could be in jeopardy, especially since the Navy is receiving less federal government funding all the time now. He said that Canadians need the federal government to ensure that appropriate funding will be available so that Canada can build these new ships, allowing it to continue to maintain its current world class navy.

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News - The Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library is marking the Chinese New Year which this year is the Year of the Horse. This Saturday, Feb. 8, from noon to 3 p.m., the celebration of the Chinese New Year will include a selection of traditional Chinese cultural programs presented by members of the Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Group. This will include singing, dancing, a traditional

Chinese tea and an introduction to calligraphy. This is all free and open to everyone. It is a dropin program so no registration is required. This year is the Chinese Year of the Horse. The horse is part of a 12 year cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. These interact with the five elements of wood, metal, fire, water and earth. This year specifically is the year of the wood horse, taking over from the year of the water snake.

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News - The Community Bible Church in Stittsville is holding a healing prayer service open to everyone. This service of forgiveness, healing prayer and blessing will be held at the church at 1600 Stittsville Main Street on Wednesday, Feb. 19 beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend, with the service open to anyone in the community

with prayer needs or who wishes to support others in prayer. The Community Bible Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pastor Steve Stewart will lead the service which will include worship singing, a talk about forgiveness and healing, a personal testimony and a time of prayer and blessing. The Community Bible Church is located on Stittsville Main Street beside the Stittsville post office.

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BMO Bank of Montreal is here! John Curry

News - BMO Bank of Montreal is now in Stittsville. Its new full service banking branch - a $1.7 million investment in the community – opened last Monday at 9 a.m. at 5673 Hazeldean Road at the Food Basics/Toys ‘R Us shopping area at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Huntmar Drive. It is not only the first BMO Bank of Montreal branch in the Stittsville area but also represents a couple of firsts for BMO branches in the Ottawa area. It is the first BMO branch in Ottawa to have an electronic vault attendant that allows self-serve safety deposit boxes. Gone are the days of having to be accompanied by a staff member – now a client can gain access alone thanks to the use of hand print technology. A high five and in you go! This new Hazeldean Road branch is also the first BMO Bank of Montreal branch in the Ottawa area to have Sunday hours as it is offering seven day a week banking. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday;

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. This new branch also features not only state-of-the-art technology like the electronic vault attendance and a simpleto-use bulk coin counter that will count loose change (no more wrapping up coins) but due to the diversity of its staff, the branch can offer service in 11 different languages, ranging from English and French to Japanese, Korean and Ukrainian. It’s like a mini-United Nations but that’s just how the staffing process worked out. Branch manager Michael Posternak praises this staff that has been assembled for this new branch, calling it a “very talented team” that is highly energized and eager to meet new customers. “The team in the building sets the stage,” he says in explaining the importance of a committed staff. The branch features an open concept design, with open lines of sight throughout the interior, a design feature that emphasizes the branch’s focus on customers. Indeed, as branch manager Michael Posternak says, “Our focus is on interactions rather than transactions.” It is the

customer which takes priority, a fact perhaps best exemplified by the red-seat stools on which customers can sit if they wish when dealing with a customer service representative at the teller counter. Why have to stand when you can sit! This branch has two ATM machines, one in the drivethru and one in the front lobby, with both accessible 24 hours a day. This new branch also offers all of the services associated with banking – commercial services, investment and retirement planning, mortgages, credit cards and a 24 hour depository for after hours use by small businesses. The central open area of the branch is surrounded by an exterior of individual glassenclosed offices, all featuring puck-like overhead lighting and wide-open views both ways – looking out and looking in. The new branch features a spacious parking lot for customer convenience. Branch manager Michael Posternak has been involved in banking since 1997, initially in the United States. In 2009, he moved to Canada and joined BMO Bank of Montreal. He had been the


First customers in the new BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville last Monday, Feb. 3 are, from left, Sherry Passfield, Cheryl Cirka and Martin Passfield, all of Stittsville, who are with BMO Bank of Montreal customer service representatives Celine Brown, second from right, and Anick Scott, right. manager of the BMO Bank of Montreal branch in Lancaster before taking on this new assignment. He is planning on moving to Stittsville. And he’s happy to be working in Stittsville! “BMO is honoured to be a part of this vibrant community, and looks forward to establishing a lasting presence in Stittsville while contributing to its continued growth,” he said. BMO Bank of Montreal is one of Canada’s so-called

“big five” banks. It ranks as the fourth largest bank in Canada by market capitalization and based on assets and is the eleventh largest bank in all of North America. It was founded in 1817 as the Bank of Montreal, making its Canada’s oldest continuing bank. Like other Canadian banks, Bank of Montreal issued its own paper money from 1817 until 1942. Over the years, Bank of Montreal has merged or acquired several other Canadian

banks including the Commercial Bank of Canada in 1868, The People’s Bank of Halifax in 1905, the People’s Bank of New Brunswick in 1907 and the Molson Bank in 1925. The BMO Financial Group, the bank’s overall body, is a diversified North American financial services organization with more than 45,000 employees, offering a range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products.


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Even BMO mascot at opening John Curry

News - City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri was there. BMO Bank of Montreal regional vice-president of personal banking for Ottawa Suburban Ernie Schroeder was there. And, yes, so was BMO The Bear, the BMO Bank of Montreal’s tall blue mascot. They were among those at the opening of the new BMO Bank of Montreal at 5673 Hazeldean Road at the Food Basics/Toys ‘R Us shopping area at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Huntmar Drive in Stittsville last Monday, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. Also at the opening, in the role of customers, were Jacques Lajoie, who was the first customer to use the ATM in the branch’s lobby area, doing so several minutes before the 9 a.m. branch opening, and, then, about 9:25 a.m., the branch’s first customers entered, namely Sherry and Martin Passfield and Cheryl Cirka, all from Stittsville and all longtime BMO Bank of Montreal customers who up until now have had to travel outside the community for their banking services. No longer! For opening day, the branch’s open concept interior was adorned with white and blue helium-filled balloons, floating in bunches here and there around the space. There were some beside a table filled with BMO Bank of Mon-

treal memorabilia like pens and more balloons beside a table with water bottles and cookies for customers. Customers on this opening day were able to enter a free draw for a gift basket donated by Hallmark in Stittsville. And don’t forget the giant blue and white frosted celebratory cake that looked so good! Minutes before the scheduled 9 a.m. opening, branch manager Michael Posternak assembled the staff for a last minute pep talk. With BMO The Bear, the bank’s mascot, beside him and a bouquet of blue and white balloons floating in the background, manager Posternak told the staff members that they were founding members of a new branch that would be serving future generations of Stittsville residents. He called being part of opening a new branch a challenging and exciting opportunity, noting that the branch was a state-of-the-art facility. But he added that by far the most precious asset at this new BMO Bank of Montreal branch was “the team” of staff members that will be serving the customers. City councillor Shad Qadri and regional vice-president Ernie Schroeder both offer brief congratulatory remarks before, after a rousing “We can do it!” from manager Posternak, all of the staff gathered at the branch’s entrance and right at 9 a.m. slide open the steel folding door. The branch was open for business!


Jacques Lajoie, right, who was the first customer to use the ATM banking machine in the foyer at the new Hazeldean Road branch of BMO Bank of Montreal on its opening day last Monday, Feb. 3, is welcomed to the branch by Kristin Dafoe, left, a customer service representative at the branch.

A ‘blue’ day in Stittsville John Curry


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News - The corporate colour of the BMO Bank of Montreal is blue, much like that of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. And city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, who was at the 9 a.m. opening of the new BMO Bank of Montreal branch at 5673 Hazeldean Road at the Food Basics/Toys ‘R Us shopping area at the corner of Hazeldean Road

and Huntmar Drive in Stittsville last Monday, did not let the blue colour go unnoticed. “It’s great to have a blue coloured team in town,” he said in reference to the BMO Bank of Montreal staff who were wearing blue BMO jerseys for the opening, quickly adding that he was not referring to the Toronto Maple Leafs and swiftly noting that Stittsville was still a hotbed of Ottawa Senators support. Hockey, it seems, is never far from the surface in Canadian and, more specifically, Stittsville society.


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Getting ready to slide away the big folding door to open the new Hazeldean Road branch of BMO Bank of Montreal for the first time ever last Monday, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. are, from left, customer service representative Kristin Dafoe, BMO Bank of Montreal mascot BMO The Bear, branch manager Michael Posternak, assistant branch manager Julie Flanagan, customer service representative Celine Brown, financial service manager Tetiana Reznik (behind Celine), financial service manager Usman Munawar and customer service representative Anick Scott.



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Flanking the table holding the gift basket from Hallmark in Stittsville which was being given away in a free raffle draw on the opening day at the new Hazeldean Road branch of BMO Bank of Montreal last Monday, Feb. 3 are Usman Munawar, left, a financial service manager at the branch, and Tetiana Reznik, right, also a financial service manager at the branch.


Standing beside the cake which is part of the celebration of the opening of the new BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville last Monday, Feb. 3 are, from left, branch manager Michael Posternak, city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri and BMO The Bear who is the mascot of BMO Bank of Montreal.

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Giant Tiger collecting donations for Nancy Therrien Special to the News


Leigh Carroll, left, a friend of Nancy and Luc Therrien, and Cathy Nelson, right, head cash supervisor at Giant Tiger in Stittsville, hold one of the donation boxes that Leigh created to help with the fundraising for Nancy Therrien and her battle against cancer which is now going on at the Giant Tiger store.

News - The Giant Tiger store in the Jackson Trails Plaza at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville is currently collecting donations to help Nancy Therrien. Cashiers at the store are asking customers if they wish to make a donation to help the cause, suggested at two dollars but any amount is welcome. Leigh Carroll, a Therrien family friend, who approached Giant Tiger for this fundraising initiative, made up donation boxes featuring a brief explanation of Nancyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cancer fight and bearing two photos â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the Stittsville Glass & Signs shop with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go, Sens, Goâ&#x20AC;? display and another with Nancy holding her dog Sugar Bear wearing a Sens logo on his forehead. Giant Tiger is also talking of holding a fundraising BBQ in support of Nancy in the spring. Helping out with fundraising is nothing new for Stittsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Giant Tiger. In the past it has held fundrais-

ing BBQâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for, among other causes, the Humane Society and Nelson House, a shelter for abused women. It also asks customers for donations on occasion through its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tiger Pawâ&#x20AC;? program and Giant Tiger customers have proven to be pretty generous in the past. It was early this fall when Nancy Therrien went for an MRI scan because she had been experiencing back problems. Shortly after this, before hearing any results, she had to be rushed to hospital with breathing problems. This led to a diagnosis of lung cancer, with the breathing problems caused by blood clots circulating all through her body. It was said that she probably had only 48 hours or so to live had she not arrived at the hospital when she did. It turns out that these blood clots are a by-product of her lung cancer which is not caused by smoking but is a non-smokers version of lung cancer. A large tumour was found on her lung, a tumour which the earlier MRI scan ended up detecting as well. Because of the size of the tumour,

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Heritage Day Drop-In at library branch Special to the News





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News - Everyone is invited to the Heritage Day Drop-In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kilts and Camouflageâ&#x20AC;? presented by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. The theme for this event celebrating Heritage Day is the contribution of the military to Goulbourn. Representatives of the Cameron Highlanders will be on hand to meet the public. These soldiers will be in full dress uniform and in camouflage. There will also be other costumed characters present. In addition, there will be an art exhibit and displays as well as light refreshments. Those attending are urged to bring along any personal military memorabilia to show at the event.


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Arena naming ceremony

News - One of Stittsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own is being honoured this coming Sunday, Feb. 9 when Matt Bradley, who played for four teams in the National Hockey League, will see the new arena at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road named after him. The arena naming ceremony will happen in the middle of a sledge hockey festival happening at the new arena that same day. Sledge Hockey of Eastern Ontario (SHEO) will be providing four hours of sledge hockey action taking place both before and after a 12:15 p.m. ceremony at which the new second arena at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) will be named after Matt Bradley. The arena naming ceremony at 12:15 p.m. will include city of Ottawa mayor Jim Watson and Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri along with other guests, as this new second arena at the GRC is named as the Matt Bradley Arena. SHEO has partnered with the city of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s protective services (police, ďŹ re and paramedics) as well as with the Goulbourn Girls Hockey Association and the Kanata Girls Hockey Association to host this Emergency Services (EMS) Sledge Hockey Challenge this coming Sunday, Feb. 9. There will be action both on the ice and off at this event which will begin at 8:15 a.m. and run through to 2:05 p.m. From 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., the Kanata Girls Hockey Association will take on SHEOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ottawa Valley Falcons intermediate â&#x20AC;&#x153;Câ&#x20AC;? sledge hockey team. From 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., players from the Goulbourn Girls Hockey Association will try out sledge

hockey, playing against SHEOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ottawa Valley Junior/Novice Lasers sledge hockey team. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., faced paced sledge hockey league play will take over the ice surface, with the Kingston Knights sledge hockey team taking on SHEOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ottawa Sledgehammers team. After the naming ceremony at 12:15 p.m., Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s protective services personnel representing the ďŹ re, police and paramedic services will try their hand at sledge hockey, playing against the Ottawa Sledgehammers â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? team. Besides all of this on-ice activity, this event will also include a number of off-ice activities in the lobby area of the new arena. You will be able to send your best wishes for gold to Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paralympic athletes going to compete in Sochi in Russia by signing a ďŹ&#x201A;ag for them. There will be a silent auction held featuring items from local businesses as well as one-ofa-kind Canadian sledge hockey memorabilia. All of the proceeds from this silent auction will go towards sledge hockey programs, giving the chance to play to children, youth and adults with physical disabilities. There will be an opportunity to learn about sledge hockey and Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic involvement with the sport. Everyone is welcome to attend this Sledge Hockey Challenge event and arena naming ceremony this Sunday, Feb. 9 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. at the new second arena at the GRC on Shea Road in Stittsville. Sledge hockey is a team sport that conforms to the rules and form of traditional hockey, with players using a sledge rather than skates and sticks with picks to propel themselves across the ice.






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Record attendance gets Film Series off to great start

News - Record attendance on the opening night of this year’s Rotary International Film Series on Thursday evening, Jan. 23 at Landmark Theatres at Kanata Centrum to see the Academy Award nominated Danish film “The Hunt” has gotten the series, now in its second year, off to a great start. Coming up next in this 2014 Stittsville Rotary International Film Series is the movie “Inside Llewyn Davis,” a film whose cast includes Oscar Isaac as Llewyn Davis as well as well know actors like John Goodman and Justin Timberlake.

This United States film will be shown on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Theatres at Kanata Centrum in Kanata. This 2013 production is about a fictional folk musician in the early 1960’s in New York. The soundtrack to this film has become popular in its own right, so seeing this film and hearing its music should be quite a treat. This film has been popular with film critics but it was a loser in the Academy Awards nominations, getting just two nominations, both in craft categories. Directors Joel and Ethan Coen were left out of the nominations for best director and also for writers of the best original screenplay. And also left out of the nomi-

nations was Oscar Isaac who plays the title role in the film and has been praised for his singing and acting in the role. But there was no best actor nomination for him. On Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m., the movie “Gloria,” a production from Chile, will be the third film shown in this year’s Stittsville Rotary International Film Series. This film in Spanish with English subtitles tells the story of a divorcee in her late 50’s who loves dancing and romance but is also facing the reality of aging. And finally, on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m., this Stittsville Rotary International Film Series 2014 will conclude with the screening of “The

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Lunchbox,” made in India in 2013. Set in Mumbai, this film is in Hindi but has English subtitles. One of its stars is Irfan Khan who was in “Life of Pi” and in “Slumdog Millionaire.” Passes for this Stittsville Rotary International Film Series 2014 can be purchased at two locations: the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville and at the Wes Zacharuk Insurance Group Inc. The Cooperators at 62 Stonehaven Drive in Bridlewood. Passes, though, can be purchased only by cash or cheque. Each pass costs $40 but it is fully transferable if the purchaser cannot attend one of the films being shown and wishes to lend the pass to another person. This International Film Series initiative by the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville began as a result of the experience of Rotary Club member

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Kemptville District Hospital ( is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest ranking bestowed by Accreditation Canada. Committed to building healthier communities, Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. We are distinct within the provincial health system as a model for hospital-led integrated health services. We provide primary care management services, acute care hospital services, and advanced orthopaedic care, and we pride ourselves on being a good partner with other providers in the Champlain LHIN. KDH is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 12 volunteer members and 5 ex-officio members. The volunteer members have diverse backgrounds and bring a variety of skills and areas of expertise to the team. A Board member can expect to spend a minimum of 5-6 hours per month attending meetings and performing committee work. The Board is looking for candidates for the position of Director with a commitment to community service and a willingness to learn and work in a team atmosphere. Candidates must be interested in helping KDH build healthier communities; residence in the municipality is not a requirement. Previous experience on a non-profit board, especially in a health or social-service sector, and skills in government relations and/or a strong financial background are preferred but not essential. To apply, please send a letter of interest with CV to before February 10, indicating “Board of Directors recruitment” in the subject line.


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Hope Side Road-Old Richmond-West Hunt Club Corridor Notice of Completion and Filing of Environmental Study Report The City of Ottawa has completed the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the Hope Side Road-Old Richmond-West Hunt Club Corridor from Terry Fox Drive/ Eagleson Road to Highway 416.


Bill Eggertson, centre, of Jock Trail west of Richmond holds the gift voucher for the Royal Oak which he received for his participation in the Tim Hortons cleaning the Capital campaign in 2013 as he is flanked by city of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt, left, and city of Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, right, at a recognition ceremony for campaign participants at Ottawa city hall on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

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News - A Richmond area resident was one of those honoured for his contribution to the 2013 Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital campaign. This is a city-wide campaign in which the city provides plastic bags to citizens who clean up litter and debris from public property. For Bill Eggertson of Jock Trail west of Richmond, this involved picking up garbage and litter along a portion of Jock Trail west of Munster Road. This is something that Mr. Eggertson has been doing for a number of years but he now ties the effort in with the city’s Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital campaign which

provides the plastic bags in which the garbage and litter that is picked up is placed. At the celebration windup for the 2013 Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital campaign which was held at Ottawa city hall on Wednesday, Jan. 29, Mr. Eggertson received a gift voucher for the Royal Oak in appreciation of his efforts in the campaign. There are both spring and fall Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital campaigns. The 2014 Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital spring campaign takes place from April 15 to May 15, with participants able to register online beginning on March 15.

This Study was carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule ‘C’ project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended 2007 and 2011) document. An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared to document the planning and design process. The ESR is available for public review at the following locations during regular business hours for a period of 30 calendar days, starting on January 31, 2014. City Hall Client Service Centre 110 Laurier Ave. W.

Hazeldean Library 50 Castlefrank Rd.

Carleton University MacOdrum Library 1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa University Morisset Hall 65 University Private

Stittsville Public Library 1637 Stittsville Main St.

Centennial Library 3870 Old Richmond Rd.

Kanata Client Service Centre 580 Terry Fox Dr. During the public review period, interested persons are encouraged to read the ESR and provide comments. Please direct written comments to: Angela Taylor, P Eng. Senior Project Engineer, Transportation Planning Branch Planning & Growth Management Department City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 15210 E-mail: If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City, a person/party may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as Part II Order). The Part II Order request must be received by the Minister of the Environment during the 30 day review period and a copy of the request should be forwarded to the City of Ottawa. If there are no requests received by March 3, 2014, the project will be considered to have met the requirements of the Municipal Class EA, and the project will proceed to design and construction as presented in the ESR.



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What’s up, doc, around village of Stittsville? News – This year is a significant year for the Stittsville District Lions Club as 2014 marks 50 years since the Club’s founding in 1964. The Club is planning a gala Charter Night in October to mark its half century of service to the community….Marion Gullock celebrated her birthday on Monday, Jan. 27. She continues to be a busy person. On Wednesday, Jan. 29, for instance, she was at a Non-Profit Housing meeting in the morning, followed by two catering events – the Friendship Club’s luncheon at the Stittsville Legion Hall at noon and then the Stittsville District Lions Club’s meeting at the Lions Hall in the evening….The city of Ottawa’s Built Heritage Sub-Committee was to deal with the situation regarding the potential demolition of the former Bradley’s General Store building on Stittsville Main Street at its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13. However, the matter has now been put off to the Sub-Committee’s meeting on Monday, March 3. This has happened because the city is now getting another engineering opinion on the building…Willy’s Pizza in the Main Street Pub plaza at 1408 Stittsville Main Street (at the north entrance into the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena and Alexander Grove Park) is marking its 5th year anniversary in Stittsville…There’s a community blood donor clinic coming up in Stittsville on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic School on Stittsville Main Street. Appointments can be booked by visiting …The walls and structure for the new A&W at the Stittsville Corners shopping area at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Carp Road are now up as construction is proceeding on the new restaurant…Stittsville Sobeys has a Winter

Olympics cake in its bakery department counter that features a mountain with skiers and an ice surface for hockey and figure skating…The annual fundraiser that the Stittsville District Lions Club holds every year before Christmas which involves letters and phone calls to local businesses for support generated $12,340.75 this time. Donors include Richardson Real Estate Group, Stittsville Trailer Sales, Kodiak Snowblowing Inc., Dr. Roy Kang (dentist), Blondehead Farms Inc., William Bradley, Canadian Golf & Country Club, Randy Dudding, Stittsville Sport Physiotherapy Centre, Drjmmond Fuels, M. Poitras & .A. Deschenes (denists), Primrose Cartage & Excavating Ltd., Toronto Dominion Bank, Matt Wigney Enterprises Co. Ltd., Bowmac Gunpar (1996) Inc., Stittsville Shooting Range, Vos Trailers Ltd., State Farm Insurance Co. (Kimberly Martinuk), Jorgensen Roofing, Granite Ridge Specialty Care, Joynt-Dent Inc. (dentist), Carp Road Animal Hospital, Guirl Guides of Canada, Hudson Insurance Limited, Sharkey’s Towing, Stittsville Optometry, Stittsville Pool & Spa, Howard Maguire, Dumont Interlock Ltd., Stittsville Royal Bank, John Spagnoli of Royal LePage Team Realty, De Marco Construction, Back in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, Cavanagh Construction Ltd., Library Outfitters, Glen Mar Golf & Country Club, Gord White, Brown’s Your Independent Grocer, Napoli’s Café & Grill, The Glen Scottish Restaurant and Pub, S.C.H. Precision Cut Inc., Kanata collision, auto Searchers Ltd., Gordon MacIsaac, Paul Riddell, Signature Audio Video Unlimited, Jim’s High Tech Auto Repairs Inc., Allard’s Collision Centre, Stittsville Automotive Service Centre Ltd., Leona Kavanagh, Regional

and Lesley Roe, Karson’s Aggregates, Main Street Optical, Willy’s Pizza, Wayne Beaten, Pretty Pots Florist, Crossing Bridge Veterinary Clinic, Dandelion Kids Consignment Shop, Amberwood Chiropractic Centre, The Renovator, Studio Esthetics, Cantusci Upholstery, Bell Plumbing, R & R Auto, Gauthier Law Office, Kanata Transport & Logistics Limited, Kanata Granite Inc., Brown Bear Day Care, Kerry Argue General Welding, Kellco Car Care, Jim Mills Plumbing & Heating Limited, Argue Construction Ltd., Bradley’s Commercial Insurance, Karson Kartage Group, Bradley’s (Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company), Deloitte Management Services, Elroy and Ann McCooeye, Jason’s Snowplowing, McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers, Novatech Engineering Consultants, Murray Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Edward Jones Investments, Ferrante Auto Body Ltd., Stittsville legion Bingo Fund, Holitzner Homes Ltd., Bond’s Décor, Stittsville Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Bradley’s Insurance (The dominion), Bradley’s Insurance (Aviva Insurance), Restore-All Corporation and Adam Kittle Snow Blowing….The Stittsville Village Association is holding its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13 starting at 7 p.m. in the upstairs room at Stittsville Sobeys. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend…The Fairwinds Community Association is holding its annual general meeting this coming Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena. For more information, visit the website Glen Gower, the current president, can be contacted at 613-299-3776…The recent engineer’s report on the stage of the historic but fire-dam-

aged Bradley’s General Store on Stittsville Main Street mentions charred timbers in the basement, indicating a fire there at some point in the past. The report, though, gave no additional information about this long-ago fire. According to Bill Bradley, the fire happened in the early 1950’s, perhaps 1953, just before the store became an IGA store. The cause of the fire is unknown but a speedy response by firefighters kept the fire confined to the basement area. It touched the flooring for the first floor but did not burst through. A lot of the store’s flooring was replaced and a new furnace installed. Fortunately the fire did not ignite a tank of coal oil which was in the basement. Coal oil, which people used for lamps at that time, was pumped up from this basement tank by a pump located near the store’s main door. Had this tank of coal oil ignited, the fire could have been much worse. The store was not closed down for too long because of the fire. There was one apartment above the store at that time…City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri was at the windup celebration for the 2013 Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital campaign at Ottawa city hall on Wednesday, Jan. 29 where the Stittsville ward won the Ward Award for the fall 2013 Cleaning Up the Capital campaign. The 2014 spring Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital campaign will run from April 15 to May 15 with participants able to register online as of March 15…The new BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Hazeldean Road at the Food Basics/ Toys ‘R Us shopping area has quite an offer to mark its opening. Customers who open a new Primary Chequing Account with a Performance Plan before March 31 will get $100 from BMO deposited in the account…

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take part. All talents will be used. A meeting will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the church to provide information about the musical and the various tasks, both on stage and off, that are open to volunteers.

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In accordance with the Hospital Administrative Bylaw, persons interested in becoming a member of the Board of Trustees, and residing in or carrying on a business in, Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills, Beckwith, West Ottawa, Lanark Highlands or Drummond/ North Elmsley are invited to contact the Secretary, by February 21, 2014 to obtain an application package. The Board is seeking candidates with an interest in quality healthcare and who preferably have previous Board experience and who possess one or more of the following competencies:

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Grey Team over Black Team in Stittsville Town League Special to the News

Sports - The two Cavanagh Construction teams faced off against each other in Stittsville Town League action on Thursday, Jan. 30, with the Cavanagh Construction Grey Team emerging with a 6-3 win over the Cavanagh Construction Black Team. It was 2-1 for the Grey Team after two periods before the Grey Team erupted for four goals in the third period to coast to the 6-3 win. Steve Derouin and Mike Scerbo both scored two goals for the Grey Team with single markers going to Chris Brussa-toi and Andrew Duncan. Chris Brussa-toi collected three assists in the game. Ian Shannon scored a pair of goals for the Black Team with Paul Doyle adding the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other goal in this game. Jordan Kelly earned two assists for the Black Team in this game. The other Stittsville Town League game on Thursday, Jan. 30 saw overtime determine the winner, with the Cabling Ottawa Orange Team emerging with a 7-6 victory over the Shouldice Mechanical Red Team. Matt Yakabuski led the Orange Team with three goals. Other scorers included Steve McJannet, Jay Gallinger and Matt Hand. Trevor Graham, Steve McJannet and Jay Gallinger all had two assists in the game for the Orange Team. Corey Laurysen scored three goals in this

game for the Shouldice Mechanical Red Team with Chris Hesse chipping in two goals. Dan Cavanaugh scored the other Red Team goal in this game. Shaun Bedard had three assists in the game for the Red Team. The Shouldice Mechanical Red Team jumped out into a 2-0 lead after the ďŹ rst period but the Cabling Ottawa Orange Team came roaring back in the second period, scoring ďŹ ve goals to take a 5-4 lead into the third period. It was 6-6 after regulation time, forcing the overtime action. In Stittsville Town League action on Wednesday, Jan. 29, Molsons White Team reached double digits in beating the Bondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DĂŠcor Green Team 10-3. Kyle Gourgon scored four goals for the White Team with Corey Loverock adding two goals. Other goal scorers for the White Team were Mike Testa, Nick Purdy, Wayne Hall and Martin Ballard. Mike Testa and Wayne Hall both had three assists in the game. Ryan Sterling scored two goals for the Bondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DĂŠcor Green Team in this game while Craig Bagshaw scored the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other goal. Matt Sterling had two assists for the Green Team in this game. The Molsons White Team held a 4-0 lead after the ďŹ rst period and maintained the four goal spread in the second period, going into the third period with a 6-2 lead.


Gold medal winners Members of the Starlight Synchro Skating Beginner 1 Team, gold medal winners at the Carole Pageau Synchro Skating Competition on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26 in Laval, Quebec, are, front row, from left, Sophia Power, Tali Stuyt, Amy Biegler and Tiana Henderson; and, back row, from left, Sarah Vieira, Darby McCoy, Vanessa Dupont, Alex Tinman, Joanna Stanczyk and coach Caroline Cote. The Starlight Synchronized Skating program draws skaters from across the west Ottawa area including from Stittsville.





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Family donates Colonel Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medal to Goulbourn Museum Kurt Johnson Special to the News

News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For 160 years a silver military medal with the image of a young Queen Victoria has been lovingly passed down the generations of the family of Colonel George Thew Burke who was a hero in the War of 1812 and who went on to become the superintendent of the Richmond military settlement in 1818. To honour the memory of this Goulbourn pioneer leader, his present-day descendants Scott and Elizabeth Baylis, who are brother and sister, recently donated their family heirloom military medal to the Goulbourn Museum. Members of the public will be able to see this Burke military medal on Monday, Feb. 17, which is the Family Day holiday in Ontario, when the medal will have a prominent place in the Goulbourn Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s renewed exhibit for the 100th Regiment of Foot whose discharged soldiers were among the original pioneer settlers of Goulbourn township. The renewed exhibit with the Burke medal will be unveiled at the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Day event which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17 with everyone welcome to attend. Admission is free. Also on display for this Family Day event will be other items related to Colonel Burke including a ceremonial sword bayonet, a snuff box and a regimental silver spoon, all donated by another branch of the Burke family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted the medal to be in the Richmond area since Colonel Burke had been so important to setting up the military settlement,â&#x20AC;? said Scott Baylis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We never considered selling it at all; we knew it is a valuable part of Canadian heri-

tage,â&#x20AC;? said Elizabeth Baylis. These Military General Service Medals like this Burke medal are very rare. Only 900 of these medals for service in the War of 1812 were awarded in 1848 to British and Canadian soldiers involved in the war, with special clasps recognizing service in any of three specific battles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Detroit (1812), Chateauguay (1813) or Cryslerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm (1813). Their rarity means that collectors pay handsome prices for such medals. The clasp associated with Colonel Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medal, inscribed with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chateauguay,â&#x20AC;? adorns the dark blue-edged crimson ribbon holding the 36 millimetre silver disk which is stamped on its edge with Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, rank and regiment to which he belonged. He qualified for the medal for having served as a Major of Brigade during the Battle of Chateauguay which occurred on Oct. 26, 1813. With a huge American army invading Lower Canada, Burke took vital military reports to the British generals in Montreal, travelling back and forth from the defending force of British soldiers, Canadian militia and native warriors assembled at Chateuaguay under Lieutenant-Colonel Charles de Salaberry. Colonel Burke only possessed his war medal, presented in 1848, for a few years before he died at the age of 78 in 1854 at his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in Bytown. The medal was then held by his oldest daughter, Margaret Jane, who had married Dr. Christopher Collis and then Dr. John Crawford, both living in Richmond. Decades later, the then-79 year old widow bestowed this family treasure on her young grandson, John (Jack) Crawford Scott. Along with the medal, Scott and Elizabeth Baylis have also donated to the Goulbourn Mu-

seum a parchment letter which Mrs. Crawford wrote on Jan. 21, 1889, addressed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Dear Jack.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I give into your hands for safe keeping my dear fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medal,â&#x20AC;? the letter reads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know you are careful. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want it to go out of the family nor do I wish you to say anything about it.â&#x20AC;? When Jack Crawford Scott died in 1930, his wife Louise â&#x20AC;&#x153;put the medal in a safe place.â&#x20AC;? After she died in 1971, her daughter Margaret Louise and husband Robert Baylis became â&#x20AC;&#x153;the custodianâ&#x20AC;? of the medal and letter, keeping them in a safety deposit box. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scott and I always knew they were thereâ&#x20AC;? in an envelope on which their father wrote â&#x20AC;&#x153;Colonel Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medal,â&#x20AC;? says Elizabeth Baylis. Safeguarding the artefact had become a family tradition. The suggestion of donating this War of 1812 medal given to Colonel Burke to the Goulbourn Museum came from Elizabethâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longtime friend, Jim McTavish of Kingston. They had been teachers together at one time. Interestingly, Mr. McTavish is a descendant of two Richmond soldier-settlers, Lieutenant George Lyon and Lieutenant Joseph Maxwell whose children married. The two officers served with Burke in the 100th Regiment of Foot. Scott and Elizabeth Baylis were sent a page from a Goulbourn Museum annual report showing the other Burke items which had been donated to the Museum. They were unaware of these donated items. They then decided that the Goulbourn Museum would be the perfect place for Colonel Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s war medal. This is appropriate as well since Richmond will be celebrating its bicen-

tennial in the year 2018 and Colonel Burke was the superintendent in charge of the Richmond military settlement which was founded in 1818. The British government had created the Military General Service Medal in 1847 to recognize veterans of various military campaigns between 1793 and 1814, a period covering the Napoleonic Wars in Europe and the War of 1812 in North America. But retired soldiers had to personally apply for the medal. Next of kin could not make the claim and by 1847, few of the military veterans were alive to seek the honour of the medal. The Parliament of colonial Canada later was unsuccessful in convincing the British government to issue medals with clasps for several battles of the War of 1812 including Queenston Heights (1812) and Plattsburg (1814) which are two battles where Burke also served. Colonel Burke had received a second General Service Medal which had the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Egyptâ&#x20AC;? clasp since he had served in Abercrombyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expedition to Egypt to fight Napoleonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forces in 1801. A photograph of Colonel Burke taken near the end of his life shows the two medals pinned to his lapel. An 1894 Ottawa newspaper clipping about the erection of a national monument in Quebec to â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Chateauguay heroesâ&#x20AC;? had reported on Burkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role in the battle and the participation of some of his descendants at the ceremony. The article stated that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;late Mrs. Crawford had in her possession for many years and handed down to her children two medals won by Colonel Burke, one at Chateauguay and one at the battle of Alexandria, Egypt in 1801.â&#x20AC;? Unfortunately, the whereabouts of the second Burke medal given for his involvement in the Egypt campaign is unknown.

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Colonel George Thew Burke was leader in early Goulbourn John Curry

News - Much is made of the Duke of Richmond and Colonel John By, who are two of the most familiar historical personages in the settlement years of the Ottawa area. But when it comes right down to the person who made the greatest contribution to the settlement of the area and could be considered the most prominent and influential public servant in this area in the first half of the 19th century, one individual stands out. That person is Colonel George Thew Burke. While his contributions to the settlement of


This is the front of the Military General Service Medal which was awarded to Colonel George Thew Burke for his service in the Battle of Chateauguay in the War of 1812. The medal has now been donated to the Goulbourn Museum and will be on display at the Museum’s Family Day event on Monday, Feb. 17.

Richmond and the surrounding areas was immense through his role as superintendent of the military settlement of Richmond from 1818 to 1822, his ongoing role as the first land registrar for Carleton County gave him a continuing influence that lasted until his death in 1854. As the superintendent of the Richmond military settlement, he was responsible for the allocation of land grants to the earliest settlers in Goulbourn, Beckwith, Huntley and Fitzroy townships, along with some allocations in both Nepean and Rideau townships. It was under his leadership that the village of Richmond was surveyed and laid out prior to the initial arrival of settlers in 1818. As well as being the superintendent of the military settlement for four years, until it was removed from military control, Colonel Burke also filled the roles of magistrate and postmaster. As the acknowledged leader of the community, he commanded the local militia in Richmond. He also served as a school trustee for the early school which was established in Richmond. Colonel Burke was the first member of the provincial Legislature for Carleton County, serving two terms in a period from 1821 to 1828. It was during this time that the final plans and authorizations for the soon-to-be-built Rideau Canal were instigated. Colonel Burke, who was born in Tipperary, Ireland in 1776, had a distinguished military career prior to his appointment as the superintendent of the Richmond military settlement in 1818. He entered the British army in 1798, joining the Irish Fencibles. He went on to serve in Egypt and then was used as a recruiter in his native Ireland, an indication of his leadership skills even as a young officer. In this recruiting role, he was instrumental in raising the 100th Regiment of Foot which later became the 99th Regiment when the army’s size was reduced. It was this regiment which provided many of the early settlers in the Richmond/Goulbourn area. The young then-Captain Burke went on to serve in Spain and on the Duke of Wellington’s staff at Waterloo. In the War of 1812 which was fought between the British and the United States in North America, he fought at Queenston Heights under General Isaac Brock and took part in the hard fought battles of Sackett’s Harbour and Chateauguay. At the battle of Sack-

ett’s Harbour in May, 1813, the war documents outline the following action by Captain Burke: “The advance was led by the Grenadiers of the 100th Regiment (under the command of Cap-

Colonel George Thew Burke wears his two Military General Service Medals awarded to him for his involvement in the Battle of Chateauguay in the War of 1812 and in the 1801 expedition to Egypt to fight Napoleon’s forces. The photo was taken about 1850, four years before his death in 1854 at the age of 78.

tain Burke) with undaunted gallantry, which no obstacle could arrest. … Captain Burke availed himself of the ample field afforded him in leading the advance to display the intrepidity of British Grenadiers…” Following the War of 1812, Colonel Burke was appointed to the posts of Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General and also Brigade Major at Quebec where the 100th Regiment was posted following the war. He did retire on half pay but then was selected by Sir John Sherbrooke, who was Governor and Command-in-Chief in Canada at the time, to become the superintendent of the Richmond military settlement. Indeed, an obituary written in the Ottawa Citizen in February, 1854 at the time of his death describes Colonel Burke and his military service as follows: “Colonel Burke was always characterized by his mild and unassuming manners, and during his military career was beloved by his brother officers for his distinguished bravery and coolness on the field of battle.” As the superintendent of the Richmond military settlement, Colonel Burke was a constant companion of the Duke of Richmond during his visit to the settlement in August, 1819. He had met him in Perth and accompanied him to Richmond, with reports suggesting that he never left the Duke’s side during the visit, perhaps partly because the Duke was also exhibiting signs of the disease which would eventually take his life as he lay in a barn along the Jock River at Twin Elm, just outside of Richmond. Colonel Burke was 78 years old at the time of his death. His wife, the former Lydia Anne Grant, had predeceased him in 1825. Both are buried in the St. Philip’s cemetery in Richmond.

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Family Day fun event at Museum Special to the News

News - Family Day is coming up on Monday, Feb. 17 and the Goulbourn Museum is a good place to go that day to enjoy some free family-oriented fun activities. Families will be able to pose for a photo keepsake in the Museum’s old-fashioned photo booth. There will be a craft station as well as games to play. You will also be able to step back in time in the Museum’s replica village shop. The day will also be the first time that visitors to the Museum will be able to see a piece of military history that was given to one of Goulbourn’s War of 1812 heroes, Colonel George Thew Burke. After being passed down from generation to generation in the family for 160 years, the family of Colonel Burke has entrusted his silver military medal recognizing his service in the War of 1812 to the Goulbourn Museum. The medal is being added to the Museum’s exhibition about the 100th Regiment of Foot which saw service in the War of 1812 and which supplied many early settlers to Goulbourn in 1818. Both Colonel Burke’s medal and the refreshed 100th Regiment of Foot exhibit will be unveiled during the Museum’s Family Day event on Monday, Feb. 17. This Family Day event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. Everyone of all ages is welcome with free admission. Light refreshments will be served. The Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road at Stanley’s Corners, just south of Stittsville. For more information, please call the Goulbourn Museum at 613-831-2393 or via email at The Goulbourn Museum website can be found at


At Westwind Public School Wearing sports jerseys for sports fan day at Westwind Public School in Stittsville last Friday, Jan. 31 are, from left, students Alex Gunley, Ainsley Miller, Miller Lee, Ava Campanelli, Aymao Malak and Cam Sunstrom.



On sports fan day On sports fan day at Westwind Public School in Stittsville last Friday, Jan. 31 are, from left, Carson Gallant, Margaret Saunders, Trent Ladouceur, Owen Proher and Bianca Theriault.

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Curling action Alli Todd, skip of Team Todd in the fun curling bonspiel hosted by the Richmond Agricultural Society at the Richmond Curling Club in Richmond last Saturday, places the broom as she calls for a shot during the curling action.

Sports - After giving up an early goal to the visiting Arnprior Packers, the Stittsville Royals roared back with three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead out of the first period of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game between the two teams at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville last Sunday afternoon. Arnprior scored the only goal of the second period, making the score 3-2 heading into the third period. But the third period was scoreless with the Royals hanging on for a 3-2 victory. Tanner Knight, Mitch Kerwin and Steve Genier scored for the Royals in this game. Earning assists were Jeremy Nichols with two, Mitch Kerwin, Tanner Knight, Keegan Rowe and Jordan Cale. Stittsville goalie Patrick Kealey faced 37 shots from the visiting Packers while the Royals directed 35 shots at the Arnprior net. There were 21 penalties called in the game, giving Stittsville nine power plays and Arnprior six power play opportunities. The Packers failed to score on any of their manadvantage situations while the Royals scored on one of their nine power play chances. In fact, what proved to be the winning goal, scored by Steve Genier at the 15:18 mark of the first period, was scored on a power play. The Stittsville Royals remain in fourth place in the Valley Division of the league with 33 points. The next home game in Stittsville for the Stittsville Royals will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville, with the Perth Blue Wings as the visiting team. This will be the Royals final game of the regular season.


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News - A Peace Park is coming to Stittsville. It is the idea of the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville which has applied for and has received city funding and support for the project under the city’s Better Neighbourhoods Program under the jurisdiction of the city’s Neighbourhood Connection Office. The city will now work with the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville to make this Peace Park in Stittsville a reality. The project will receive up to $30,000 in financial support from the city. The proposal is that this new Stittsville Rotary Peace Park will be located in Bell Memorial Park which is located at the northeast corner of Stittsville Main Street and Fernbank Road in Stittsville. This Stittsville Rotary Peace Park will feature a labyrinth as well as a friendship bench on which to resolve conflicts and pathways. A labyrinth is a traditional walking feature that is meant to help calm people and allow them to meditate. The creation of a Peace Park in Stittsville

has been a longtime vision of the Rotary Club of Ottawa Stittsville. It was a vision first developed in 2006 and subsequently revised and rejuvenated, leading to the application to the city under the Better Neighbourhoods Project. Last October, the Stittsville Village Association provided its support in principle to the proposed project of a Peace Park in Stittsville. In her presentation to the Stittsville Village Association at that time, Rotary Club member Valerie Wright said that a peace park is meant not only to promote peace but also to create peace in people, providing a quite place to walk. She referred to a peace park as a “peaceful space open to all.” That’s why a labyrinth as well as a treed area with pathways on which people could walk are essential elements of a peace park. The Rotary Peace Park at Bell Memorial Park will have not only a labyrinth but also will benefit from the treed nature of the park. It is thought that a peace park like this Rotary Peace Park could include plantings beside pathways, sculpture, memorials and appropriate signage including signage pro-

moting peace and reconciliation. Adding plantings to the sides of pathways as well as art, sculpture and memorials would make the paths interesting to walkers. Plantings in natural areas would focus on native flowers and shrubs while other kinds of plants, shrubs and trees would be used in open areas. The pathways would be developed to be both wheelchair and walker compatible. This Rotary Peace Park in Stittsville was one of three successful submissions from the 30 applications submitted to the city under the Better Neighbourhoods Program this year. The Better Neighbourhoods Program is meant to provide support for community groups interested in undertaking small-scale projects that will contribute to the vibrancy of a neighbourhood or community. Criteria on which selection of a project is based include innovation, volunteer commitment and community considerations including potential benefits for neighbourhood stakeholders. Mayor Jim Watson supports the Better Neighbourhoods Program. See PEACE PARK, page 36

Katelyn Fournier to play hockey at Clarkson John Curry


Breakfast at the Legion Hall Sam Wood holds a plate of eggs, sausages, toast and home fries that he is serving at the breakfast which was held at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street last Sunday morning. The breakfast hosted by the Legion was open to everyone, costing only $5 including coffee, tea and juice.

News - She will be a Clarkson Golden Knight next season. That’s because Sacred Heart Catholic High School 17 year old grade 12 student Katelyn Fournier has been recruited to attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York in the fall where she will play hockey for the Clarkson University NCAA Division 1 women’s hockey team. Hockey is nothing new in her life as she has been playing hockey since she was about seven years old. It has always been her dream to play university hockey in the States and now it’s going to happen.

Katelyn is currently in her third year playing for the Ottawa Senators in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League. She plays right wing, describing herself as a strong skater and a team player. She identifies herself as a good passer who has the ability to see open teammates. She also gets her own chances to score. She says that she is a very focused player on the ice, attributing this attitude to her love of the game. “It’s what I like doing,” she says. Katelyn admits that she has always been interested in attending Clarkson University, having gone to hockey camps there and getting to know the coaches and the facilities there.

Katelyn Fournier For its part, Clarkson has scouted Katelyn for a while and had her on their recruitment radar. Academically at Clarkson, she hopes to take something in business as she enjoys the marketing and business courses that she has tak-

en at Sacred Heart. She is maintaining an average about 80 at Sacred Heart. She admits that it is sometimes tough balancing her hockey involvement with her studies but she notes that she has been doing it for years and has developed some time management skills to handle the situation. Katelyn has not played for the Sacred Heart girls’ team as she concentrates on her play with the Ottawa Senators team. She admits that she has no real favourite hockey team or player but simply enjoys watching hockey. In the summer, she can be found on the ice once or twice a week while also doing off-ice

training on a daily basis, using running or cycling, although she also lifts weights. This is all done because she realizes that she has to be in good shape for hockey. Clarkson University is a private university in Potsdam, New York, founded in 1896, with a current enrolment of about 3,500 students. Its men’s and women’s Golden Knights hockey teams compete in the NCAA Division 1, where the teams are perennial powerhouses. Notable alumni of Clarkson University include former Ottawa mayor and current Ontario minister of energy Bob Chiarelli and former National Hockey League and Ottawa Senators player Todd White.





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Retiring office administrator Gail Butler honoured at assembly Special to the News

News - St. Philip Catholic School’s office administrator Gail Butler has retired. Last Friday, Jan. 31 was her last day on the job, ending 23 years of working for the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She worked at St. Gregory Catholic School in Nepean for ten years before moving to St. Philip in Richmond where she has been for the last 13 years.

She was honoured at a farewell assembly in her honour at the school last Friday afternoon, with presentations being made to her by the school’s Parent Council and by the staff. She was also presented with roses by students representing their classes. At the assembly, she was praised for her many special skills and knowledge that have helped keep the school running smoothly over

the years when she has been the office administrator. She was able to diagnose student injuries quite accurately which made the injuries a little less painful. She ensured that special lunches for the students arrived on time and she was faithful in ordering the milk and other supplies needed by the school.

Mrs. Butler got to know all of the school’s parents and caregivers and remembered the names not only of all of the students but of their relatives as well. She has had a great ability to make a connection with everyone. In her retirement, Mrs. Butler is looking forward to spending more time with her five granddaughters.


Retiring St. Philip Catholic School office administrator Gail Butler, left, seated, receives a JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND retirement presentation from St. Philip Parent Council chair Jennifer Buffone, right, at the St. Philip Catholic School kindergarten students Jack Kean, left, and Elly Hunter, centre, retirement assembly which was held for Mrs. Butler at the school in Richmond last Friday present roses to the Richmond school’s retiring office administrator Gail Butler, right, at a afternoon, Jan. 31. retirement assembly in her honour last Friday afternoon, Jan. 31.


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Help Richmond win Kraft Hockeyville 2014 The nominations for Kraft Hockeyville close on February 9th at midnight so don’t forget to visit, join the Richmond Memorial Community Centre group and help support Richmond’s bid to be named Kraft Hockeyville 2014! On February 8th, Creekside Gardens is hosting a Hockey Festival Day on their outdoor rink. There will be a BBQ and hockey games throughout the day so come out and enjoy the fun. Creekside Gardens is located at 5901 Ottawa Street. Blood Clinic Canadian Blood Services has activated the blood signal - which is a call to action to inform Canadians that there is an urgent need for blood right now. They are asking Canadians to rally together to give blood at their local clinics in the coming weeks. Canadian Blood Services are looking to fill 33,000 open appointment slots nationally. The clinic in Richmond needs to collect 38 units of blood. Canadian Blood Services is hosting a donor clinic on Monday, February 10th at St. Philip’s Catholic Church between 4:30pm and 8:30pm. Donors can book an appointment at or by calling 1-888-236-6283. Free Family Day Event at Goulbourn Museum Family Day at Goulbourn Museum will feature an array of free activities for all ages. Families can pose for a photo keepsake in the Old-Fashioned Photo Booth, get creative at the craft station, play games, win prizes, and step back in time in the Museum’s replica village shop. Visitors will also be the first to glimpse a piece of military history that was once pinned to the chest of one of Goulbourn’s War of 1812 heroes. After being passed down from generation to generation for 160 years, the family of Colonel George Burke has entrusted the Museum with his silver military medal. Burke’s medal will be added to the Museum’s 100th Regiment of Foot exhibition which is undergoing renovations to make the displays more accessible. Both the medal and the refreshed exhibit will be unveiled during the Museum’s Family Day event. The Family Day festivities take place Monday, February 17 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. All ages are welcome, admission is free and light refreshments will be served. The Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road, just south of Stittsville, at Stanley’s Corners. For more information, please visit http://goulbournmuseum. ca/whats-happening/ or call 613-831-2393 or join Goulbourn Museum on Facebook for regular updates. Seniors Valentine’s Luncheon The annual Seniors Valentine’s Luncheon at the Kars R.A. Hall is on Thursday, February 13th. Always well attended, this event features a delicious home cooked meal for only $10 per person. Live music and entertainment will be provided by the Mellowtones. Lunch starts at noon so get there early! The Kars R.A. Hall is located at 1604 Old Wellington Street, just off of Rideau Valley Drive South. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email me at or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491

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St. Philip Catholic School students, from left, Payton Tasse, Braden Coulis and Braden Lewis present the Richmond school’s retiring office administrator Gail Butler, right, with an Ottawa Senators jersey at a retirement assembly in Mrs. Butler’s honour last Friday, Jan. 31.

St. Philip Catholic School student Noah Pick, right, presents a rose to the Richmond school’s retiring office administrator Gail Butler, left, at a retirement assembly in her honour last Friday, Jan. 31.

Richmond Legion news - Military Service Recognition Book NATO Peacekeeping operations. The Richmond Legion Branch 625 has an information package available that contains examples of veterans pictures and their stories as well as a poster and other information about this publishing project. Any veteran, relative or friend may submit a history or story of an individual. The Richmond Legion is even willing to help if you do not have a computer on which to produce the story. The Richmond Legion will type the story for you and even scan any photos. For more information, contact the Richmond Legion’s Branch Service Officer Brian Goss at 613-838-4269 or the Richmond Legion’s public relations officer Wendy Ryan at 613-838-9696 or via email at Information about this publishing project can also be obtained by visiting www. or by contacting Robyn Zettler at the Ontario Command office at 1-855-

Wendy Ryan Special to the News

Ontario Command of the Royal Canadian legion is publishing a military service recognition book and it’s looking for veteran stories to include in it. Ontario Command is publishing this very first “Military Service Recognition Book” to help identify and recognize the many veterans in Ontario who have served their country in times of conflict and also of peace. It will help the Legion in its role as “Keepers of Remembrance.” With the help of veterans their families and friends, this first “Military Service Recognition Book” is scheduled to be published this coming September. Besides military veterans, the Legion is also looking for the stories of members of the RCMP, police forces and firefighters who have assisted Canada’s military in UN/

Peace Park is longtime vision of Rotary Club Continued from page 33

“It is an opportunity to get residents involved in hands-on projects that will help create vibrant and liveable neighbourhoods,” the mayor said. “The Better Neighbourhoods Program is an excellent way in which the city and community volunteers collaborate to make it happen.”

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from Rotary International and local Rotary Clubs in Alberta and Montana. There are now 138 International Peace Parks created on national boundaries on five continents. Rotary Peace Parks can be found across Canada in communities such as Whitehorse, Saskatoon, Toronto, Brampton, Edmonton and Salmon Arm. The other two projects to re-

ceive approval this year under the city’s Better Neighbourhoods Program are a RightBike Community Bike Share and Causeway Work Centre in the Somerset West, Sandy Hill, Vanier and Overbrook areas of the city and a Bayshore Park Community Garden Working Group project that will see a community bake oven installed to make use of a community garden.

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An issue of concern for many residents south of Barrhaven is coming to Planning Committee on Tuesday, February 11th. The closure of Woodroffe Avenue will be on the agenda. This closure dates back to pre-amalgamation Nepean in which the Council of the day approved closing Woodroffe Avenue at Prince of Wales Drive contingent on the extension of Strandherd Drive to Prince of Wales Drive. Since that is now open, the closure has come forward with public consultation having been conducted in recent months. I have heard many concerns from residents in our area on the closure and if you would like to speak on this issue at Committee, the meeting will be held in the Champlain Room at Ottawa City Hall at 9:30am. As I have stated in the past, I am opposed to the closure as Woodroffe Avenue has historically been a vital connection into the city from the rural area, especially such destinations as the Nepean Sportsplex and Algonquin College. The counter argument to my position is that taking Prince of Wales/Strandherd as an alternative is only 700m longer.

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News - A familiar face around Richmond is gone. Gerald Ferguson passed away in hospital in Smiths Fall on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. He was 71 years old. Gerry was well known in the Richmond community as a businessman, sports enthusiast and fan, and community supporter. He operated Ferguson Sand and Gravel and also worked as an auctioneer. He sponsored minor sports teams and when his family was growing up, he could be found at the arena cheering on his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey team or at a soccer field cheering on his daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team. Gerry took part in community events, whether it was racing snowmobiles at the Sand-Del-Lee Raceway or participating in Richmond winter carnival events like log sawing or tug-of-war. In his youth, he even worked as a pin boy at the

Goulburn Bowling Lanes in Stittsville. He was a friend to many in the community and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed help. A celebration of life in honour of Gerry Ferguson will be held this coming Saturday, Feb. 8 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Richmond Legion Hall on Ottawa Street in Richmond.

News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The 8th annual Girls Night Out, which used to be held at the Richmond arena but is now held at Algonquin College, will be held this year on Friday, May 30. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event will feature entertainer George Thomas as well as live and silent auctions. Tickets are available at $85 per person online at www.hospicecareottawa. ca or by calling 613-591-6002, ext. 27. Funds raised will go to help the programs and services that Hospice Care Ottawa provides to those living with a life limiting illness. Hospice Care Ottawa is the suc-

and its outdoor rink will be the site for a 4-on-4 hockey festival on Saturday, Feb. 15, along with a variety of both indoor and outdoor winter activities for family fun. Proceeds will be going to the Angel Hair for Kids program which is a program of A Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voice Foundationâ&#x20AC;ŚJabulani Vineyard and Winery on Jock Trail west of Richmond will be open this Saturday, Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone who is thinking of purchasing some Jabulani wine as part of a romantic Valentines Day that is coming upâ&#x20AC;Ś

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News - Ballet is coming to the Richmond branch of the Ottawa Public library. Ballet Jorgen Canada will be visiting the library branch in Richmond on Wednesday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m. to present its Ballet 101 program and to talk about its upcoming performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Centrepointe Theatre in Nepean on Saturday, March 29. The Richmond li-

brary branch is one of several Ottawa Public Library branches which Ballet Jorgen Canada will be visiting during the March Break week to make presentations like the one that will be made at the Richmond library. Ballet Jorgen Canada, based in Toronto, has for over 25 years sought to advance the art and appreciation of Canadian ballet through performance, educational experiences and outreach.

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News - It may have been cold, cold outside but the cards were hot, hot for Mark McGuire inside at the euchre party at St. Philipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parish Hall in Richmond on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Mark got off to a hot start, holding the high score at half time, and kept up his torrid play to finish in top spot for high score at the euchre, taking home the first prize. Lloyd Gervais claimed the second prize for high score while Shawn Grant was third. Faye McMullen and Phyl-

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Stittsville District Lions Club president Beth Lewis, left, and Lions first vice-president Don Redtman, right, presents Lion Albert Zoschke, centre, with the Harry A. Newman Award in recognition of his efforts in raising funds for the Canadian Diabetes Society.

Lion receives diabetes award Special to the news

News - A member of the Stittsville District Lions Club has been honoured for his efforts in helping raise money for the Canadian Diabetes Society. Lion Albert Zoschke received the Harry A. Newman Award at the Lions meeting at the Li-

ons Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville on Wednesday, Jan. 29. He was presented with the award in a brief ceremony at the meeting, with Stittsville Lions Club president Beth Lewis and first vicepresident Don Redtman presenting him with the award.

Local public speaking contest will see winners go to District Special to the News

News - The road in the Lions Effective Speaking Contest begins in Stittsville on Wednesday, Feb. 12. That’s when the Stittsville District Lions Club will be holding its local public speaking competition with winners to go on to the District A4 competition and then hopefully from that to the Multiple District “A” competition in London, Ontario at the end of May. In the local contest in Stittsville, winners will re-

ceive $100 while runners-up will receive $50 each. At the Multiple District “A” final, prizes range up to $1,000. There are three divisions in the Lions Effective Speaking Contest – Junior, grades 6, 7 and 8; Intermediate, grades 9 and 10; and Senior, grades 11 and 12. There will also be English and French categories. Speeches at the Junior level should be between three and five minutes in length. At the Intermediate and Senior levels, speeches should be

from five to seven minutes in length. Contestants can select their own subject. At the Intermediate and Senior levels, participants will also be required to give an impromptu speech that is two to three minutes in length. For more information about this Lions Effective Speaking Contest and the local Stittsville Lions competition, please contact Stittsville District Lions Club member Wayne Beaten at 613-8365065 or via email at

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News – Karaoke with “Yellow Dory” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street, with everyone in the community welcome to attend. “Open Mike” with “Jumpin’” Jimmy Leroux is happening in the downstairs lounge at the Legion Hall every Friday starting at 8 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and enjoy some great music at these Open Mike sessions. “Karaoke” with Yellow Dory will be held on the last Saturday of every month at the Legion Hall, starting at 8 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and sing along. The Survivors Club is hosting a “50’s” Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Legion Hall. There will be prizes for the best dress-up. It will be a night of dancing and just having fun. There will be a light snack later in the evening. Admission only $12 per person. Everyone is welcome to attend. A prime rib roast dinner will be held at the Legion Hall on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $15 per person. Tickets available at the Legion Hall. British singer Simon Clark will be entertaining at the Legion Hall on Friday evening, Feb. 21. He always draws a large crowd, so plan to get there early for a good seat. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. Pat Warford, Tina Rockburn, Joan Davis and Shirley Pretty will be going to the Legion provincial euchre tournament in Owen Sound on Sunday, March 23. Marion Gullock would like to thank Joan

Davis, Pat Warford, Joan Cater, Bev Currie, Christine Philipson and Barb Vant’Slot who cooked and served the lunch at the Friendship Club January meeting at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The Stittsville Legion will be hosting the Legion Zone mixed darts tournament on Saturday, March 8 as it is the defending champion in the event. The Royal Canadian Legion’s Zone G5, which includes the Stittsville Legion, is holding a public speaking contest for students on Saturday, March 1 at the Bells Corners Legion Branch. The contest has two categories, one for students in grades one to six and one for students in grades 7 to 12. Registration is being accepted on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact the Legion’s Zone G5 Youth Education Officer Shawn Taillon at or via fax at 613829-6537. Bingo is played at the Legion Hall every Wednesday starting at 6:45 p.m. Euchre is played every Tuesday starting at 1:15 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and enjoy both of these regular weekly happenings. Sue McCormick is always looking for volunteers to help out at the weekly bingo. If interested, please call 613-836-8860. The Stittsville Legion’s veterans service officer Rob Dunbar will be at the Legion Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please phone 613-250-2528 or email vso@ for an appointment or just to drop in on either a Monday or Wednesday during the appropriate hours to speak with him. The Stittsville Legion’s website can be found at .

Historical Society events Special to the News

News - The Goulbourn Township Historical Society has planned a series of monthly presentations and events for 2014. Coming up on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. will be the Society’s Heritage Day presentation at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library, with the theme centering around the contribution of the military to the early settlement and development of Goulbourn. On Saturday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m., also at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public

Library, the Historical Society will host a presentation on the famous Almonte train wreck, presented by the North Lanark Museum and Historical Society. The Historical Society is planning an armchair walk down Stittsville Main Street on Saturday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street. On Saturday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m., the Goodwood Masonic Lodge on McBean Street in Richmond will be the site of the Historical Society’s meeting where those in attendance will hear about the history of

the Goodwood Lodge and Freemasonry in Richmond. After a summer break, the Historical Society will present a program about genealogy on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Richmond. The Historical Society’s final presentation of 2014 will deal with the history of the Richmond Fair, presented by Dale and Marlene Greene. It will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the Richmond Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Ottawa Street in Richmond.

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‘Sochi 2014’ happening in Munster Special to the News

News - Winter carnival time in Munster is here, just like the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The Winter Olympics in Sochi are getting underway at the same time as the Munster winter carnival takes place this year, namely on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8. That’s why this 41st Munster winter carnival is being called “Sochi 2014.” And both the Winter Olympics in Sochi in Russia and the Munster winter carnival have something in common other than the Sochi name and that is that both are fun filled events where the emphasis is on wintertime activities and events. Of course, the Sochi Olympics in Russia are not having a chili cooking contest or a pancake breakfast but the Munster winter carnival will not be having bobsledding or downhill skiing. So, they are not the same but both are celebrations of winter and all the fun that winter can produce. And so just what will be happening at the Munster winter carnival “Sochi 2014”? On Friday evening, Feb. 7 at the Munster Community Centre, there will be a bonfire, music from Jack FM, an open skate, free hot chocolate, a movie for the kids and a canteen. The bonfire and music from Jack FM 92.3 happens from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. At 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, there will be the opening ceremony at the Munster Community Centre with the winners of the winter carnival poster contest announced. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., there will be an

open skate at the Munster rink, with one area for skating and one for hockey. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a movie shown at the Munster Community Centre. Also on Friday, Feb. 7, at 8:30 p.m., there will be a snowmobile run from Danby’s Bar and Grill. Saturday, Feb. 8 will start off with a home cooked pancake breakfast at the Munster United Church hall, running from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Enioy pancakes, sausages, juice, tea and coffee. From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there will be games and opening skating at the rink, weather permitting. These games will include tobogganing, tug of war, hardest shot and more. Refreshments and snacks will be available at the canteen at the Munster Community Centre. There will also be indoor craft activities for youngsters at the Munster Community Centre, along with the showing of a movie. The annual Munster Chili Cook-Off will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone who wants should take a chili entry suitable to feed 20 to 30 people to the Munster Community Centre for 11:30 a.m. People will get to sample the various entries and a people’s choice ballot will be provided, with the winners announced at 1 p.m. The “Kids Zone” at the Munster Elementary School gymnasium will begin at 1:30 p.m. and run through to 4 p.m., featuring a bake sale, bouncy castles, face painting, flipping frogs, milk jug toss, and more. There will even be a “Little Tyke Zone” for

pre-school children. At 1:45 p.m., there will be a hip hop dance by Meera Mukerjee. This will be a fun hip hop dance for those of all ages. At 2:30 p.m., Circus Delight will be on hand to amaze everyone with interactive magical happenings. The scene will then shift back to the Munster Community Centre at 7 p.m. for fireworks. There will also be a bonfire and refreshments and snacks will be available at the canteen. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a game of pick-up hockey with everyone welcome to participate, both young and old. Also at 7:30 p.m., indoors at the Munster Community Centre, there will be crafts for the youngsters. Make sure that you purchase your 2014 winter carnival ribbon that gives admission to all carnival events. It’s only $5 for a carnival ribbon, with a maximum of $20 for ribbons for a whole family. Ribbons will be on sale during the winter carnival at the Munster Community Centre canteen on both the Friday and Saturday and at the pancake breakfast and at the Munster Elementary School gymnasium on the Saturday. Supporters of this year’s Munster winter carnival include Danby’s Bar and Grill, Jack FM 92.3 (Wayne Cavanagh), Mario Tremblay, Munster Community Association, Munster Elementary School Council and parents, families and students, Munster United Church, Munster Youth Group, city of Ottawa and Dawna Ferguson.

‘Camp Curator’ program in March Break ‘Quiz for a Cause’ on March 29 Special to the News

News - The “Camp Curator” program is back at the Goulbourn Museum again this March Break. In the “Camp Curator” program, youngsters aged 6 to 11 years get their very own curator kits, learn how to handle artefacts, create their own exhibits and even conduct an archeological dig. They wear lab coats each day of the camp, making them feel like real-life curators. The week long camp includes

crafts, games, a tour of the Museum’s artefact collection and visits from special guests. This “Camp Curator” program will take place from Monday, March 10 to Friday, March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon each day. The cost is $125 per child for the week. Snacks are included. For more information or to register, please call the Goulbourn Museum at 613-831-2393 or email education@

The Community Bible Church on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville is hosting its third annual “Quiz for a Cause” on Saturday, March 29 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to raise funds to help out the village of Seje in Kenya in Africa. Everyone welcome. You can register a team by contacting the church office at 613-836-2606 or by downloading the registration form from the church website at


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Stittsville Rotary Peace Park chosen by City’s Better Neighbourhood’s Program The City’s Neighbourhood Connection Office (NCO) has announced the three winning submissions in the Better Neighbourhoods Program for 2014. The Stittsville Rotary Club was selected for a Peace Park, expected to be used as a peaceful place for all ages, with such features as accessible paths and a friendship bench. The Peace Park will be located in what is currently the Bell Park off Stittsville Main Street and Fernbank Road. A major feature of the Park will be a labyrinth, which is pictured below. The thought is that as you walk through the labyrinth you will reflect on yourself and your life. Congratulations to the Ottawa Stittsville Rotary Club, and especially to Valerie Wright and her team of Rotary Club members for spearheading this successful application. We all look forward to enjoying the wonderful Peace Park once it is completed. Stittsville Main Street Community Design Plan (CDP) – Have Your Say! Since November 2012, the City has worked with the community, agencies, land owners, developers and consultants to draft a CDP for the Stittsville Main Street. Residents will find a vision and framework for its long term development—everything from building variety and heights, density, heritage preservation, parks and pathways, making room for pedestrians, cars, people and more.

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Lions Club Effective Speaking Contest On Wednesday, February 12th, the Stittsville Lions Club will be holding the Effective Speaking Contest at the Lions Hall. This contest is open to all students in private and public schools in Ontario and Quebec. The categories are seniors (grades 11/12), intermediate (grade 9/10), and junior (grades 6/7/8). The prizes will be $100 for the winners in each category and $50 for the runner ups in each category. For more information, please contact Lion Wayne Beaten at 613-983-5065, or the Lions Hall at 613-836-4964



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News - The Munster Cooperative Nursery School provides a safe and enriching environment to prepare young children for kindergarten. Founded in 1976 by a group of parents from Munster and area, the Nursery School has continued to operate since then under the direction of parents in the community. The primary focus of the Munster Cooperative Nursery School is to create a comfortable supportive environment for young children where they are encouraged to develop at their own pace through a program that is structure and yet flexible enough to allow children to benefit from a variety of activities each day. Children learn to work together and to problem solve while enhancing their individual strengths and developing a sense of self-worth while also enjoying play and having fun. Programs include a three and four year old program that runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings that includes free play, songs, stories, games, a snack and outdoor play or gym time. There is also a program for two year olds that runs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings that includes free play, a circle time, a story, a snack and outdoor play. A program for three and four year olds on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons is on hold pending additional student interest. The Munster Cooperative Nursery School enjoys support and sponsorship from numerous local and area businesses which is one reason for its continued presence in the community. Andrea Thomas is the current director/ teacher at the Munster Cooperative Nursery School. She has her diploma in Early Childhood Education as well as many years involved in the child care field.








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The Munster Cooperative Nursery School is located at the Munster Elementary School although it is not affiliated with the school. The Munster Cooperative Nursery School is now offering Kindermusic as part of its regular program. One of the Munster Cooperative Nursery School’s fundraising initiatives is the annual Slow Pitch Tournament which it organizes in Munster each year in early June. This year’s sixth annual Slow Pitch Tournament is scheduled for June 6, 7 and 8. The Munster Cooperative Nursery School will be holding a registration and open house

for the 2014-2015 year this coming April. On the Board of Directors of the Munster Cooperative Nursery School for the 2013-2014 school year are Omar Sultan, president; Nadine Leblanc, vice-president; Stephanie Grant, treasurer; Jessica Breckenridge, secretary; and Kelly Moniot, registrar. For more information about the Munster Cooperative Nursery School, please check out the Nursery School’s website at www. Contact information can be found there. Registrar Kelly Moniot can be contacted by phone at 613-791-5117.


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Sauerkraut was Father’s specialty

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories Lifestyle - As far as Father was concerned, he was the only one who knew how to properly cook sauerkraut. He said, getting a dig in at Mother about her heritage which was far removed from his German ancestry, you had to have good German blood running in your veins to turn out edible sauerkraut. I had no idea what blood had to do with it, but I had to admit I liked Father’s sauerkraut better than Mother’s. It all came from the same barrel, but whatever Father did, when it was ready we all ate it with great gusto. That is, all except my cousin Ronny who visited regularly from Montreal. He hated sauerkraut regardless who cooked it, and he took to hiding it all through the house, even prying off a bedroom baseboard one time to stash it away. But for the rest of us, when Father worked his magic at the Findlay Oval, there wasn’t a scrap left over for another meal. After the barrel of shredded cabbage had

been allowed to sit in the hot kitchen until it was well fermented, the barrel was rolled out to the summer kitchen where the innards formed into a solid mass of ice. For reasons which always escaped me, I was the one who had to go out with the granite basin and an ice pick and hack away until I had enough for a meal. When Father was doing the cooking, I stacked the basin high, knowing full well it would take a heap to fill the big iron fry pan he would be using. It was bitterly cold in the summer kitchen, so I dressed for the elements, wearing mitts to hold the chisel or ice pick to chip the frozen sauerkraut, bringing it in to Father just before he was ready to pop it into the fry pan. First he would have fried (in bacon fat, of course) a heaping mound of onions, well laced with black pepper. I would stand well away from the stove as Father, with his bare hands would scoop up the sauerkraut, slap it into the sizzling pan, as I waited for the whole thing to explode into flames.

Of course, it never did, but the hissing was enough to give me concern. All the time, he would be plugging more wood into the Findlay Oval to keep the stove roaring hot. Once the frozen sauerkraut melted, he would stir the pan with the big wooden spoon, mixing in the fried onions. Father never left the stove, stirring all the time, until the liquid in the pan was gone. Then he would scoop up heaping tablespoons of butter and plop that on top of the sauerkraut. It too would have to be worked in, until all that was left were the fried onions and sauerkraut which by then had turned a golden brown. He would shift the big iron fry pan to the back of the stove, on top of the reservoir, and say, “alright, bring your plates,” and we’d line up at the stove while father dished out his special dish. There would be more butter on the table, right beside the spoon holder, and of course, we would scoop up a goodly portion and plop it on top of the sauerkraut, and watch it melt into Father’s wonderful main dinner course. Of course, there would also have to be meat for this meal. No supper was ever complete without meat. Often it would be salt pork simmering on the back of the stove in another big fry pan, or Mother would have a cookie sheet of homemade sausages baking in the oven with sliced apples around them. Father said the apples spoiled the taste of a good sausage. But Mother said if he was go-

ing to make German sauerkraut, then she would serve apples with the sausages, since that was a French custom she learned from her own mother. And so the two nationalities would come together at the Findlay Oval. Even though Mother often tried to duplicate Father’s way of frying the sauerkraut, it never quite tasted the same. Before Mother moved to the backwoods of Renfrew County to marry a farmer of German heritage, she knew little of the foods Father was used to. It didn’t take her long to learn how to stuff ground pork into well-washed skins, get roasts ready for the smoke house, do down a barrel of dill pickles with big cloves of garlic, and help get the cabbage ready for the sauerkraut barrel. It took her much longer to get used to making headcheese and blood pudding. I would be as far away from the kitchen as I could get while both were being made, because watching the pork head, and the pan of blood being prepared, turned my stomach inside out. I drew the line over both, and often would settle for a hard-boiled egg instead, while the rest of the family ate up both with gusto. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to and type Mary’s name for e-book purchase details or if you would like a hard copy please contact Mary at

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Trinidad chicken Pelau is a tasty island dish Foodland Ontario Special to the News

Lifestyle - This traditional chicken and rice dish gets its colour and characteristic flavour from browning the chicken in caramelized sugar. Serve with a creamy coleslaw to complete the island meal. Preparation time: 20 minutes. Marinating time: at least 15 minutes. Cooking time: 45 to 50 minutes. Serves four. Ingredients * 8 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin removed * 15 ml (1 tbsp) chopped fresh thyme or 5 ml (1 tsp) dried * 3 cloves garlic, minced * 5 ml (1 tsp) salt * 2 ml (1/2 tsp) pepper * 25 ml (2 tbsp) vegetable oil * 25 ml (2 tbsp) packed brown sugar * 1 large onion, sliced * 500 ml (2 cups) sodium-reduced chicken broth * 2 carrots, peeled and thickly sliced diagonally * 250 ml (1 cup) long-grain rice * 25 ml (2 tbsp) tomato paste * 1 can (425 ml/15 oz) green pigeon peas, drained and rinsed * 2 ml (1/2 tsp) hot sauce (optional)

Preparation In a large bowl, combine the chicken, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper to coat. Let the chicken stand at room temperature for 15 minutes or for up to four hours in the refrigerator. In a deep, large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat until it’s hot. Add the sugar evenly in centre of the oil and cook until it’s bubbly, frothy and dark caramel in colour around the edges -- about two to three minutes. Immediately add the chicken and stir constantly with wooden spoon until coated. Brown the chicken for about three minutes. Add the onion and 50 ml (1/4 cup) of the broth; cover and cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the carrots, rice and tomato paste then add the remaining broth, peas and hot sauce if you’re using it. Bring the mixture to boil, and then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand for about 10 minutes before serving. Note: Pigeon peas are available in the international section of the supermarket. Pinto beans can be substituted.


Skating instruction Goulbourn Skating Club skaters Alexandra Tinman, left, and Emily Howard, centre, listen to skating instructor Khorana Althonne, right, at an on-ice session at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville.

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Fee set for Development League players Special to the News

Sports - The West Ottawa Soccer Club (WOSC) is now the largest soccer club in the Ottawa area and is the second largest such club in the country. Founded in 2010, the WOSC is the result of a merger of a number of smaller soccer clubs in the west end of Ottawa including the Stittsville Soccer Club and the Richmond Soccer Club. In 2013, the WOSC became one of only 19 founding franchise partners in the new Ontario Player Development League which is entering

its inaugural season this year involving U13 girls and U13 boys teams. This is regarded as a significant new Ontario Soccer Association player development program but player costs to be involved was causing some worry. As a result, the WOSC board of directors has agreed to subsidize the registration fee for Ontario Player Development League players, setting it at $199 per player per month or $2,390 for the year. Without the subsidy, the player cost would be approximately $3,500 per player.

The WOSC board of directors was able to make this decision thanks to prudent cost management for the program and additional resourcing through the use of Club reserves. No Club fees for other players will increase to cover this subsidization of the Ontario Player Development League players. Indeed, the WOSC expects spin off benefits for all of its players as a result of the Ontario Player Development League program. For instance, the technical team assembled by the WOSC for the Ontario Player Development League teams consists of former Canadian womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national team player Kristina Kiss, former Celtic Glasgow ace David Hannah and technical director Erik Stoffelshaus, a veteran in German soccer circles. This coaching experience and expertise will filter through all of the WOSCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs, not just the Ontario Player Development League (ODPL) program.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;All along we have said that becoming an ODPL franchise would be a tide that lifts all boats within our Club, not an elite program supported to the detriment of other programs,â&#x20AC;? said WOSC president Brian Mason. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our full-time coaching staff will be able to bring football development mentorship to bear across all levels of play and coaching and out heightened focus on areas such as our expanded sports medicine and science offerings will reverberate far beyond the teams that will represent WOSC in the OPDL from 2014 going forward,â&#x20AC;? president Mason added. The WOSC delivers a full suite of soccer programs from young children to adults. A variety of league and player development programs are offered to meet all levels of ability and interest, with the Club focused on long term player development. The Club is managed by both full time and part-time professional staff. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors and has a network of volunteers to assist in delivering its programs across the West Ottawa area.





Lacing up skates Addelle Neil, right, does up the skate laces of Lola Perabo, left, at a recent public skating session at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville. Weekend public skating at city of Ottawa arenas like the Goulbourn Recreation Complex is now free thanks to the sponsorship of the Royal Bank.

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FEATHERSTONE Edith Passed away peacefully at Fairview Manor, Almonte, Ontario on Friday, January 31, 2014 in her 90th year. Beloved daughter of the late J.B. and Edith Alma (Hill) Featherstone. Survived by sister-in-law Dana Featherston and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Hilliard, Charles, Ken, Bert and by sister Jean McCoy. Friends were received at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 12 noon until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Reception followed. Spring interment Munster United Cemetery. For those who wish, please consider a donation in Edithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory to the Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made through







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AUCTION SALE of Quality Antiques, Beautiful Glassware, Clocks, Interesting Collectibles, Royal Doulton Figurines, Contemporary Furniture and Miscellaneous Articles. In the Vernon Recreational Centre, Vernon Ont. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; turn East on Lawrence St. ½ mile-just off Bank St.(formerly Hwy 31) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; approx 20 miles South of Ottawa. Watch for Auction Signs. Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 AM (viewing starting at 8:30 am) This sale is the second of a series of 4 auctions that we will be having in the Vernon Centre this winter. We are featuring throughout these sales the vast collection of antiques and collectibles from an avid collector family from the area. We will also be offering estates from Lanark County to the Eastern Townships in these sales. From the professional service to the homemade food, we have it all! Come and Enjoy! See for more detailed listing Terms of Sale - Cash or Cheque with Proper ID James and Hill Auction Service Ltd. Stewart James Carson Hill (613) 445-3269 (613) 821-2946 Thinking of having an auction? Call us now to book your Real Estate, Farm or Household Sale for Spring! Refreshments Available. Auctioneers not responsible for loss or accidents.




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News - An oil painting showing a female hugging a big dog as they both sit looking out a window at a scene of falling snow grabbed the interest of those who viewed the “Anticipating Winter” exhibition at the Ottawa West Arts Association (owaa) gallery at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) in Stittsville. This “Anticipating Winter” exhibition ran at the owaa gallery from Saturday, Nov. 9 through to Friday, Jan. 10. It was Louise Barker’s painting featuring the female hugging a big dog and entitled “Window to Winter” that placed first in the People’s Choice voting in this exhibition. Anyone can vote for the People’s Choice in any exhibition at the owaa gallery by filling out a ballot and dropping it in the ballot box on the display case at the gallery. Placing second in the People’s Choice voting was Michael Goguen’s large oil on canvas entitled “The Quest of the Maji” which was a spectacularly colourful painting showing the three Magi on a path leading to a big temple with a city in the background, all found beneath a shining star in the sky. Third place in the People’s Choice voting ended as a tie among four artists: Stephen Harrison’s “Rideau Centre Light,” a black and white photograph on his typical dye-infused aluminum that showed that the simplest of objects,

namely a light, could become a magical scene in the hands of a talented artist as it showed a light fixture which stood out because it was surrounded by black; Josef Pittner’s “Majestic Barn,” a photograph showing a small old barn in a rocky setting with a fence in the foreground and trees in the background, a typical Canadian rural scene; Gerald Smith’s “The Hindenburg Over Cape Sable, May 6, 1937,” an oil on canvas painting showing the Hindenburg airship over a lighthouse with a blue sky in the background; and Vera Van Baaren’s “Lost Rays,” an acrylic depicting a half dozen tree trunks throwing their shadows into the painting’s foreground as the sloping sun shines between them. Artists who participate in the owaa gallery exhibitions really look forward to the results of the People’s Choice balloting as they enjoy the feedback and the appreciation for their work which the votes portray. There is now a new exhibition at the owaa gallery in the foyer area of the GRC, called “Nature’s Silent Slumber.” This new exhibition will run through to Friday, March 7. There is a People’s Choice balloting involved with this new exhibition. If you are at the GRC and have an opportunity to view the art on exhibit, consider taking a moment to fill out a ballot indicating your favourite piece of art in the exhibit and drop it into the People’s Choice ballot box. Results will be announced following closure of the exhibition.

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Programs for adults at Stittsville library branch Special to the News

News - Two employmentbased programs are coming up at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. On Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., there will be a workshop on updating a resume. You will learn how to prepare a resume for that important job interview. Registration is required to attend this workshop. It can be done online at On Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., there will be a workshop on job in-

terview skills. This workshop will give you insights on what to expect at that job interview and how to prepare for it. Registration is required to attend this workshop. Registration can be done online at Leaving the job market but focusing on photography, there will be a session on basic digital photo editing on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the Stittsville library branch. If you have a digital camera but are not happy with the results of your photography, this

session is for you. Chris Taylor of the Ottawa PC Users group will show you how to produce quality photographic images. Registration is required to attend this session. It can be done online at Coming up on Tuesday, March 4 at the Stittsville library branch is a session geared to first time home buyers. It will run from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Registration is required. It can be done online at www.

Garnet Vaughn wins in euchre Special to the News

News - Garnet Vaughn piled up 81 points as he took first place at the euchre at the Lions Hall in Stittsville on Thursday evening, Jan. 30. He had a six point margin on runner-up Julie Johnson who finished the evening with 75 points. Third place in the euchre went to Jean Howell who accumulated 73 points. Nine tables were played at the euchre which also saw two skunks appear, much to the chagrin of Vivian Lester and Fern Carpenter.

John Penelton, with 43 points, had the hidden score for the evening while the booby prize went to John Story with his 39 points. A euchre party is being held at the Lions Hall every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. from now through to mid-April. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship playing euchre. There is even a light lunch served during the evening. The euchre parties are hosted by the Stittsville District Lions Club under the guidance of Lions Bob and Beth Lewis.

AGM for Fairwinds Community Association Special to the News

News - Ths coming Monday, February 10 is the date for the annual general meeting of the Fairwinds Community Association. The meeting will be held in the upstairs hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville, starting at 7:30 p.m. Agenda items will include an overview of Association activities in 2013, a treasurer’s report and election of several open positions on the Association’s executive committee. These include president, vice-president and four director-at-large positions. Recent activities of the Fairwinds Community Association have included voicing community concerns about the city’s recent decision in the updated Transportation Master Plan to delay the expansion of rapid transit to Stittsville; to voice community concerns about traffic issues, construction projects and future growth of the Fairwinds community to both the city of Ottawa and the developer, Mattamy Homes;

and to advocate for a public high school for the Stittsville area. Future initiatives of the Fairwinds Community Association may include implementation of a Neighbourhood Watch program in the community and the organization of social activities in the community. Membership in the Fairwinds Community Association is open to any residents of the community who is 18 years of age or older or to any person who owns or manages a business with the Fairwinds area. The membership fee is $5 per year with members entitled to vote at the annual general meeting and to serve on the executive committee if elected. The Fairwinds Community Association covers Stittsville’s Fairwinds community which flanks Huntmar Drive north of Hazeldean Road. The Fairwinds Community Association website can be found at www.fairwindscommunity. com .

Fundraising gala on March 1 News - The ninth annual “Nothing But A Child” gala in support of Main Street Community Services in Stittsville is coming up on Saturday, March 1. This is a major fundraiser for Main Street Community Services which is a registered not-for-profit charitable agency that celebrates the individuality of children, youth and adults with developmen-

tal disabilities and complex mental health needs through the implementation of comprehensive, innovative programs and services focused on improving quality of life. In 2013, Main Street Community Services supported over 200 families with its services and programs. This upcoming “Nothing But A Child” gala will take place at the NEXT Restaurant at the corner of West Ridge

Euchre winners Special to the News

News - Sharon Legault had the ladies high score at the euchre at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsvioville on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Jackie Ralph placed second for the ladies. Bill Watson had the men’s high score with Norm Legault as the runner-up. Jean Howell had the most lone hands while Pearl Brule had the low score. Peggy Manion had the hidden score. Door prizes were won by Sharon Silverstone and Brenda Sequin.

Drive and Hazeldean Road in Stittsville. It will featured introductory cocktails, a threecourse dinner, silent and live auctions, and music and dancing. MC’s for the evening will be Bob FM’s Melanie Adams, Codi Jeffreys and Darryl Kornicky. For more information about this gala or to book tickets at $80 per person, please phone 613-831-6606 or email

Correction Notice Councillor’s Shad Qadri’s weekly column was omitted from last week’s newspaper. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our readers. Shad Qadri Councillor Ward Six, Stittsville


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The 41st annual Munster Winter Carnival “Sochi 2014” will take place on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8. Bonfire, music from Jack FM, open skate, free hot chocolate and movie for kids on Friday evening, Feb. 7 at the Munster Community Centre. Pancake breakfast at Munster United Church on Saturday morning, followed by outdoor games at the Munster Community Centre and Kids Zone at the Munster Elementary School. Annual Chili Cook-Off at Munster Community Centre with entries to be submitted at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and the winners being announced at 1 p.m. A pancake breakfast held in conjunction with the annual Munster winter carnival will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the hall at the Munster United Church on Munster Road in Munster. Menu includes pancakes, sausages, bacon, juice, tea and coffee. Gluten free, nut free and egg free options available. Everyone welcome. A celebration of the Chinese New Year will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. A selection of traditional Chinese cultural programs will be

presented by members of the Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre including singing, dancing, a traditional Chinese tea and an introduction to calligraphy. This is a drop-in program open to all. A “Wise Guys and Gals DropIn” session will be held on Monday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Bible Church on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. All seniors in the area are welcome to attend this free event. Coffee, home baked sweets and a presentation by Rob Parker from the National House of Prayer who will share the history and purpose of the National House of Prayer in Ottawa. For more information, check out the website or phone 613-836-2606. Canadian Blood Services is holding a community blood donor clinic on Monday, Feb. 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Parish Hall at the corner of Burke Street and Fortune Street in Richmond. You can make a difference by donating blood at this clinic. To book an appointment, please visit the website or call 1-888-2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283). The need is great! The annual general meeting of the Fairwinds Community Association will take place on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. Agenda items will include an overview of Association activities in 2013, a treasurer’s report and election of open positions on the executive committee. Volun-

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teers to help with events in the Fairwinds community and to serve on the Board of Directors are needed. For more information, visit the website The regular monthly meeting of the Stittsville Village Association will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13 starting at 7 p.m. in the upstairs room at Stittsville Sobeys on Hazeldean Road at Carp Road in Stittsville. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Goulbourn Township Historical Society is holding a Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library in Stittsville. Theme of the event will be the contribution of the military to the settlement of Goulbourn township. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. An Open Table Community Dinner will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15 at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carleton Cathcart Street in Stittsville. Everyone is welcome to attend this free community dinner with a Valentines theme. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the meal served at 5 p.m. Goodwill donations are welcome to help cover the cost.

celebrated at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners with a “Family Day Fun” event on Monday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission with crafts, games and light refreshments. Pose for the Museum’s old-fashioned photo booth. Those of all ages welcome. For more information, please contact the Goulbourn Museum at 613-831-2393 or via email at The Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pretty Street Community Centre in Stittsville will feature the Society’s 2014 annual photograph competition. Entries in the competition must be submitted in a sealed envelope at one of the Ottawa Public Library branches in Goulbourn (Stittsville, Richmond or Munster) no later than Wednesday, Feb. 5. Canadian Blood Services is holding a community blood donor clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic School on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. To book an appointment, visit the website at or call 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

The Stittsville Royals of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League are hosting the Perth Blue Wings on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville.

A service of forgiveness, healing prayer and blessing open to everyone will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Community Bible Church on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone is welcome as the service is open to anyone in the community with prayer needs or who wishes to support others in prayer.

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The February monthly luncheon of the Friendship Club will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 12 noon at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Entertainment by Peter Sinclair. Please phone Rosemary at 613-836-6354 or Carole at 613-831-9132 by Friday, Feb. 21 to reserve a spot at this Friendship Club luncheon. The ninth annual “Nothing But A Gala” gala evening in support of Main Street Community Services will take place on Saturday, March 1 at the NEXT Restaurant at the corner of West Ridge Drive and Hazeldean Road in Stittsville. Cocktails 5:30 p.m. Three course dinner 7 p.m. Silent and live auctions 8:30 p.m. Music and dancing 9:30 p.m. Corporate tables available. Tickets $80 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, please contact Main Street Community Services by phone at 613-831-6606 or via email at mainstreetcommunity@

Richmond wants to be Kraft Hockeyville 2014 Special to the News

News - Nominations for Rich-

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hosted by the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville will be held on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Stittsville Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the trivia challenge starting at 7:30 p.m. Cash and other prizes. Cash bar. Tickets include pizza, coffee, tea and popcorn. Tickets are now on sale. Eight people per table at $25 per person ($200 for a table). Email Rotary Club member Theresa Qadri at or Rotary Club member Brad Spriggs at if interested in purchasing a table or for more information.

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mond as Kraft Hockeyville 2014 can now

be made on the Kraft Hockeyville website

30,000+ BOOKS for sale! Kanata United Church 33 Leacock Drive Thursday, February 20: 5:00 - 9:00 pm Friday, February 21: 1:00 - 9:00 pm Saturday, February 22: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Most books $1.00 to $2.00

“Kids Only” Sale Thurs. 1:00 - 4:30 pm Proceeds from the sale support programs including the Kanata Food Cupboard and Habitat for Humanity

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A euchre party hosted by the Stittsville District Lions Club will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone welcome. Sandwiches and dessert will be served. These euchres will continue on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through to Thursday, April 10.

until this Sunday, Feb. 9 at midnight. The more nominations that Richmond receives will help the community’s cause. Each nomination should include a story about the Richmond arena. If enough nominations reflect the community’s hockey spirit and its love of the arena, then Richmond could be one of the winning communities in this year’s Kraft Hockeyville competition. A hockey festival to promote R i c h m o n d ’s nomination as Kraft Hockeyville 2014 is being held this Saturday, Feb. 8 at the outdoor rink at Creekside Gardens in Richmond.

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