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News - A Stittsville father and daughter are using foot power this June to help in the fight against breast cancer. John Garraway and his daughter Joely Smith are going to be walking from the west coast of England to the east coast, a distance of 306 kilometers, over a 14 day period this coming June – in fact, starting on Monday, June 2. It is what is called Wainwright’s English Coast to Coast Walk and it will take them from the Irish Sea on England’s west coast to the North Sea on the country’s east coast. The route even goes through three national parks. See WAINWRIGHT’S, page 2


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News - Having an eight year old son diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer. Devastating. Seeing the child undergo treatment and be declared cancer free. Exhilarating. Wanting to give back and give thanks for this. Priceless. But after having her eight year old son Devan diagnosed last November with cancer and then seeing him undergo 12 weeks of chemotherapy and now be declared cancer free, Stittsville mom Danielle Kelly, with the support of her husband Ron and friends, has chosen to “Pay It Forward,” as it were, and to be involved with fundraising to help those who were so helpful on her son’s journey in fighting cancer. Danielle’s first foray into fundraising is taking the form of an electronics recycling drop off which has been organized for Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ecole Jean-Paul II on Abbott Street in Stittsville. The drop off is free with the funds being raised generated by the funds that will be received for the weight of the recycled items. For every tonne of recycled electronics, $185 will be raised which will go to Refuse2Lose Team Bryce, an organization set up in honour of Bryce Jude, a Stittsville area youngster who lost his three year battle against a rare form of cancer. Refuse2Lose Team Bryce has made a commitment to annually raise $50,000 to support the Candlelighters Suite Seats program and funds raised by the


Happy as a family with eight year old Devan having undergone successful cancer treatments are, from left, dad Ron Kelly, Devan Kelly, three year old Ryan Kelly and mom Danielle Kelly. electronics recycling drop off will end up as part of this support. Indeed, Devan Kelly was able to benefit from the Cantlelighters Suite Seats program during his period undergoing cancer treatment, attending this special suite at Canadian Tire Centre to watch an Ottawa Senators game and also see a Disney On Ice show. This Suite Seats program is invaluable for children undergo-







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ing cancer treatments and their families as these children cannot be out in the general public due to the lack of immunity caused by the cancer treatments. In addition, being together in one box suite at the Canadian Tire Centre allows families facing the same challenges an opportunity to get together and support each other. Devan Kelly, who is eight years old, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last No-

vember. It happened after a neighbour had noticed a lump on his neck. It was thought to be the result of a bug bite but the Kelly family pursued the matter and it was diagnosed as cancerous. Devan benefitted from a quick response by medical officials. He was diagnosed on Nov. 7 and underwent his first chemotherapy treatment on Nov. 18. See ELECTRONICS, page 3


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But for Mr. Garraway and his daughter Joely, this is more than just a walking adventure. It is also a fundraising initiative, as they are hoping to raise at least $1,000 for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada through their walking efforts. Indeed, their walk is being dedicated to Mr. Garraway’s sister Christine Teifer and his mother-in-law Catherine Connor, both of whom lost their lives to breast cancer. Mr. Garraway and Joely will be most appreciative of any donation that is made to help them raise funds to battle breast cancer. They have already surpassed the $800 mark in their fundraising and are hopeful that they can raise much more. Donations can be made online at http:// or simply go to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada website and follow the links and you will arrive at the place to make a donation to their initiative. Tax receipts are available for donations. They know that the monies raised will not help the loved ones that they have lost but they hope that the funds will be able to eventually prevent other families from going through the heartaches and pain caused by breast cancer. Right now, besides fundraising, Mr. Garraway and Joely are training for the upcoming walk. Since they will be walking for eight or nine hours a day on the walk, they have to ensure that they will have the stamina and energy to do this daily for a two week period. They started training last fall, walking every day including a long 23 kilometer walk from Carleton Place to Stittsville. The onset of winter has curtained their outdoor walking but Mr. Garraway does walk twice a week with the Stittsville Walking Club

in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. Joely works full time so right now she is not as able to walk as regularly as her father but she does keep fit by attending her Pilates class at IM Pilates in Stittsville. This Wainwright’s English Coast to Coast Walk is open to anyone at any time. A person can book the walk himself or herself, figuring out the route to be walked and booking a different Bed & Breakfast for each night of the journey. Mr. Garraway, while he booked the walk himself, has hired Sherpa Van to transport his and his daughter’s belongings along the route. In this way, they will be able to keep their knapsacks as light as possible with just the basic necessities such as food and water and rain gear. Sherpa Van will ensure that their other belongings such as clothing will be waiting for them at that night’s B & B. Mr. Garraway and Joely will be flying from Canada on Thursday, May 29 and then spending a few days with family in his hometown of Whitehaven in England before starting the walk from St. Bee’s Head on the Irish Sea on Monday, June 2. St. Bee’s Head is only nine kilometers south of Whitehaven. One tradition that they hope to follow is to pick up and keep a pebble from the Irish Sea coast and at the end of the walk throw it into the North Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay where the walk ends. This walk appeals to Mr. Garraway because his hometown of Whitehaven is a small town on the coast of the Irish Sea close to St. Bee’s Head where the walk starts. Indeed, St. Bee’s is a location where many from surrounding towns including Whitehaven go to swim in the summer. In addition, this walk goes through Eng-

land’s famed Lake District which is virtually the “back garden� of his home town. Whenever he does visit his hometown to see family, he always take day trips in the Lake District because of its beauty and breathtaking views. And while it is called the Lake District, this area is mountaneous to some degree. To help with the climbing and, more importantly, the descents while walking across this Lake District, Mr. Garraway and Joely will be using Nordic walking poles to help keep their balance. They will also be taking along a compass which may be needed if it arises that they cannot see where they are going. This could happen because the Lake District receives a lot of rain and fog. Being on top of a mountain when the fog rolls in can limit visibility and hence the need for a compass to point the way. Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk attracts hikers from all over the world. As a result, Mr. Garraway and Joely are looking forward to meeting many fellow walkers along the way. In addition, they are anticipating making memories that will last them both a lifetime. Mr. Garraway’s sister Christine Teifer lived in Whitehaven, his hometown, all of her life. But she succumbed to breast cancer last July. Breast cancer also took the life of Mr. Garraway’s mother-in-law, Catherine Connor, when she was only 48 years old, with 12 children left behind. It is for them and for the thousands of others who are or who have fought this disease that Mr. Garraway and Joely are undertaking this Coast to Coast Walk across England. Mr. Garraway intends to create a video of the walk and put it up on YouTube after the walk. In addition, a public Facebook group has been created so that anyone who wishes can

follow him and Joely during the walk. The Facebook page is John and Joely’s Coast 2 Coast Walk. It was Alfred Wainwright who set out the route of this Coast to Coast Walk in a guidebook published in 1973. The route as laid out by Wainwright is a 306 kilometer (190 mile) walk across northern England, passing through three national parks: the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors National Park. It is considered one of the ten best long distance hikes in the world. It not only includes a diversity of landscapes along its course but also allows walkers to visit villages with cottages and pubs and see medieval castles and monasteries. The Coast to Coast Walk is broken up into stages, each of which can be completed in a day. This Coast to Coast Walk uses public rights of way such as public footpaths, tracks and minor roads. Most walk it in a west to east direction, just like Mr. Garraway and his daughter Joely will be doing. Walking in a west to east direction keeps the prevailing wind and rain at one’s back and the evening sun out of the eyes. Alfred Wainwright, who died in 1991, was a British walker, guidebook author and illustrator whose seven volume “Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells� has become the standard reference work to many of the fells (mountains) of the English Lake District. His guide for the Coast to Coast Walk is another of the more than 40 books which he authored. Mr. Wainwright became a TV personality, featured in five television series for the British Broadcasting Corporation. The Wainwright Society was founded in 2002 with the aim of keeping alive the beliefs and concepts that he promoted in his writings.

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His ensuing 12 weeks of chemotherapy treatment resulted in innumerable visits and overnight stays at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) but now he has been given a cancer-free diagnosis. He will be returning to his grade three class at Ecole Jean-Paul II at the beginning of April. He could have already returned but with so much cold and flu going around, it was determined that he would be better to remain at home for a few more weeks. This is because chemotherapy treatments destroy an immune system and it takes time for the body to build the immune system up again after such treatments. However, he has been receiving school work during his absence from school. Devon will now be subject to regular followup checks for the next two years and indeed he will be checked at CHEO until he reaches adulthood. Besides missing school due to his treatments, Devan also missed a lot of the season with his hockey team, the Stittsville Snakes novice B team. He plays left wing where he is a conscientious forechecker and backchecker. Indeed, he was playing hockey with the team the day before his first chemotherapy treatment and he has now returned to the lineup. This

past weekend, he was playing with the team at a tournament in Kemptville. The team finished in first place in the regular season and is now entering playoff action. A disappointment for Devan was missing participating in his team’s first overnight away tournament experience due to his cancer treatments. But the cancer treatments did provide him with the unique experience of meeting virtually all of the Ottawa Senators as they visited CHEO when he was there. He now has a photo album filled with coloured pictures showing him with the various Senators. Another memorable moment during his battle against cancer was when his teammates gathered at a Stittsville home last December and all had their heads shaved as a show of support for him as he had by then lost his hair because of the chemotherapy treatments. Such a show of solidarity and support helped him through his cancer battle. Devan’s parents appreciated all of the support which the family received during Devan’s diagnosis and treatments and now want to give back. A friend suggested the Refuse2Lose Team Bryce organization and its support of the Candlelighters Suite Seats program which the Kelly family had experienced during Devan’s

cancer battle. Danielle Kelly is getting help from family and friends in setting up and running the electronics recycling drop off on Saturday, March 29. They will also be holding a bake sale as well in conjunction with this drop off and monetary donations will also be accepted, with all of the proceeds going through Refuse2Lose Team Bryce to the Candlelighters Suite Seats program. This electronics recycling drop off on Saturday, March 29 is only the beginning for the Kelly family. Danielle Kelly is now arranging for a team called “The Fierce 100” to take part in the CN Cycle for CHEO that will be happening on Sunday, May 4. This CN Cycle for CHEO is a non-competitive fundraising event for CHEO that offers a wide range of cycling and walking opportunities for participants of all ages and abilities. The event begins and ends at the Canadian War Museum. As for the electronics recycling drop off on Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ecole Jean-Paul II on Abbott Street in Stitts-

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News - Stittsvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Rotary Peace Park may be underway by this June. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the goal for beginning the project given by Rotary Club of Ottawa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stittsville member Brad Spriggs in a presentation about the new Peace Park which he and fellow Rotary Club member Theresa Qadri made at the Stittsville District Lions Club meeting on Wednesday, March 12. The ďŹ rst and most major phase of the development of this Peace Park, slated for Bell Memorial Park along Stittsville Main Street at the south end of Stittsville, is the establishment of a labyrinth which would be located near the existing parking lot at the park. It would be linked to the parking lot via a pathway while the labyrinth would be surrounded by three benches. Garbage receptacles and a bicycle rack would also be included in the project. The labyrinth would be professionally installed by a landscape design company using blue and grey interlocking stones. While one of the surrounding benches will be a regular bench, expected to cost $1,800, the other two benches will have artistic features, pushing their price to the $6,000 to $8,000 range. The hope is to have local artists or students involved in the design of these two benches. The garbage receptacle and bicycle rack could also feature designs by local students or artists. The development of this labyrinth, with an expected total cost in the $70,000 to $80,000 range, is just the ďŹ rst phase of the Peace Park project. Over the next three years, the Rotary Club is hoping to develop all three corners of the triangular-shaped park. This might include the planting of a garden featuring ďŹ&#x201A;owers with scents that could be appreciated by the visually impaired. It is expected that the total project could cost in the $100,000 range by the time that it is totally completed. The Rotary Club of Ottawa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stittsville applied for funding under the city of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Better Neighbourhoods Program for this project. The Rotary application was one of only three that were approved, with up to $30,000 in funding available. Other funds are coming from city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor

Shad Qadri, the Rotary Club itself and Rotary funding programs. But this still leaves the project short of the funds needed by something in the mid-teen range. However, the Rotary Club is now just starting its fundraising campaign for the project and the ďŹ rst stop on this campaign was to talk with the Stittsville District Lions Club. Rotary Club member Theresa Qadri said that hopefully the whole community will come together to realize this project, saying that it is important for the community and its service clubs to get behind this and create something beautiful in the community that is going to last over the years. The beneďŹ ts to having a Peace Park in the community are that it will be a space allowing for quiet meditation and reďŹ&#x201A;ections; that it can serve as an outdoor classroom for schools; that is provides a site for community events; and that it will be a tourist attraction as people all around the world do seek out these peace parks and their labyrinths. The labyrinth at this new Rotary Peace Park will be designed like the renowned labyrinth at the Chartres Cathedral in France which was constructed probably in the early 13th century. A labyrinth is not a maze but rather a designated walk meandering to the centre of the labyrinth. It is meant to encourage relaxation, contemplation and mediation. The Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville, which this year is marking the tenth year since its founding, has undertaken some community initiatives in the past such as building a gazebo at a home for abused women and making a substantial monetary pledge to the Dave Smith Treatment Centre. It has also been active with international projects such as helping develop a community library in an African community. But the Rotary Club of Ottawa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stittsville has always had the dream of creating a peace park in the community and now, thanks to the city of Ottawa seed funding and hopefully with community support, this Rotary Peace Park at Bell Memorial Park in Stittsville will become a reality this year. Rotary Clubs have had a long involvement with Peace Parks including the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park involving the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta and the Glacier National Park in Montana. R0012598339/0320






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Esthetician Monique Renaud loves hugs John Curry

News - In her new business â&#x20AC;&#x153;Renewed Radiance Esthetics,â&#x20AC;? Monique Renaud of Stittsville offers all of the treatments and services that you would expect in a premiere spa. And she provides this in a relaxing atmosphere where one client at a time receives her undivided and custom attention. All this happens with candles softly glowing and a wall-mounted fireplace glowing. But while her services, be it a facial, advanced medical skin therapy or something else are provided in a most soothing and peacefully unhurried atmosphere, leading even Monique to marvel at the very experience itself, the favourite part of it all for her, the certified and trained esthetician who gets to provide this â&#x20AC;&#x153;wonderful treat for women,â&#x20AC;? is that ageless and always appreciated gesture by the client afterwards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a good, old fashioned hug. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love getting hugs after,â&#x20AC;? Monique says, noting that clients usually feel so great and relaxed after a treatment or service that a hug just happens. Given the relaxing, quiet, calm atmosphere in the home studio, the just completed treatment that evokes so many marvelous feelings and the expected results that will create or restore a youthful radiance to skin, a hug just seems like the best form of appreciation and thanks. And Monique loves each and every one of them! But it is this personal touch, this personal relationship, that in Moniqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s views helps set â&#x20AC;&#x153;Renewed Radiance Estheticsâ&#x20AC;? a little apart from your regular spa. It all happens in her

home studio that sings of relaxation and calmness. You become relaxed just setting foot in the space and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even before your treatment has begun. It is all done by appointment only and you deal only with Monique, a trained and certified esthetician in both the esthetic and medical esthetic fields. And in setting the appointments, Monique always ensures that she allocates enough time to allow her to spend quality time with each and every client. And when a client re-books and comes back, she takes it as a compliment and a sign that the client has enjoyed the experience, feels wonderful and is seeing results. She offers a full range of services including European facials, advanced medical skin therapy and microdermabrasion treatments. She uses Thalgo and PCA skin care products in her treatments and these same produces are also available for sale to clients. Calling her spa â&#x20AC;&#x153;West Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anti-aging skin care spa,â&#x20AC;? Monique specializes in facial rejuvenation with treatments that rebuild and rejuvenate the skin using non-surgical, non-invasive anti-aging facial treatments. She will tailor a skin-specific regime for clients with the knowledge that everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skin is different. Monique first studied esthetics 30 years ago but after a period as a stay-at-home mom and then a time involved with interior design, she decided to go back to her first love, namely esthetics which she knows makes people feel so good. She returned to school to learn about medical esthetics and while she still does and loves

the traditional esthetics with its facials and massages, she is also now fully trained to provide additional treatments like chemical peels, a form of esthetics which has really blossomed in recent years. Indeed, her wish to be known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;West Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anti-aging skin care specialistâ&#x20AC;? rather than as a medical esthetician shows that she still favours the more traditional approaches which are less expensive and make a client feel ohso-good. Indeed, she says that a traditional facial usually sends the client into what she terms â&#x20AC;&#x153;la la land,â&#x20AC;? it just that relaxing and soothing. Right now, until the end of March, Renewed Radiance Esthetics is offering a grand opening special of 25 percent off all services. Renewed Radiance Esthetics can be contacted at 613-799-2098 or via email at Monique@ . The Renewed Radiance Esthetics website can be found at .


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tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time we took a hard, honest look at our attitudes towards survivors of sexual violence and sexual assault. Canada is built upon a bedrock of laws that define acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and our Criminal Code contains a lengthy section discussing the legal consequences of sexual assault. Unfortunately, the problem isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rooted in the lexicon of our legal system â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the fault lies in ourselves and the underlying mores of society. Student groups at the University of Ottawa claim a â&#x20AC;&#x153;rape cultureâ&#x20AC;? exists on campus, an attitude that excuses, tolerates and even condones sexual assaults. Last month, the university was hit with the news of an alleged sexual assault involving hockey players from the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s varsity team in Thunder Bay, Ont. The alleged assault took place during the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit to Lakehead University for two games played on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Thunder Bay police are in the early stages of an investigation. If that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bad enough, Anne-Marie Roy, the head of the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s undergraduate student federation was later the victim of a sexually explicit chat on a private Facebook site, which she received from an anonymous email.

Roy brought a copy of the Facebook chat to a meeting of the student union board of administration in February, asking for a condemnation of those who engaged in the chat, which included two board members. Roy was later quoted in the media as saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rape culture is very present on our campuses . . . I think that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very shameful to see that there are student leaders who are perpetuating that within their own circles.â&#x20AC;? Students at the University of Ottawa have formed the independent initiative against rape culture, an organization that is urging an open discussion about attitudes existing on campus. The group is also calling for more support for victims of sexual assaults. On May 1, the family of a Nova Scotia teenager who took her own life after she was allegedly sexually assaulted and bullied both online and at school is holding an event in Kanata to raise money to support survivors of sexual assault. The fundraiser aims to fund cottage retreats for survivors of sexual assault to recover from their traumatic experiences. Such initiatives spark discussion about our attitudes towards survivors of sexual assault. Talking is often the precursor to social change.


When it comes to cities, fun is relative


he question of whether or not Ottawa is the town fun forgot has come up again, just when we thought we were rid of Allan Fotheringham. A new documentary film is coming out that ponders the question of how dull Ottawa is or isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that people who have been here a long time donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think about much, except when it is raised. Then we defend or attack. The Town That Fun Forgot was Fotheringhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s description, or probably was, back in the early 1980s, and it stuck. Most peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feelings werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt, but some were. Most people knew that we did not, in fact, wait for the light to change when crossing a deserted street at three in the morning. Most people knew that there were places in Ottawa where music and laughter could be found. You just had to know where to look for them. Being a place that fun forgot has something to do with being a capital, a place full of politicians, bureaucrats and â&#x20AC;&#x201D; yes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; journalists. Although London and Paris seemed to have escaped the accusation, Washington does not have a swinging reputation, nor does Canberra, the Swiss make fun of Berne, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even mention Brasilia. Everybody in a capital works hard,

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CHARLES GORDON Funny Town watches the nightly news and goes to bed early, goes the refrain. Nobody is interested in anything talking about anything except government. In some ways it is pointless to argue that there is more to our city than politics, because it is not politics that makes a city dull. Quite the contrary. What could be more fun right now than to follow the adventures of our sinful senators? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most exciting thing going on in Toronto right now? Right, the mayor. Having just returned from a few days in New Orleans, I am in a funny position to be defending the fun quotient of Ottawa, but it is worth remembering that a lot of the people celebrating on the Big Easyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s streets are from out of town doing what they think the

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locals expect of them. It is significant also that New Orleans doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a winter in the sense that we know it. One consequence is that clubs can be open to the street so that everybody passing by can hear the music and see the folks enjoying themselves inside. In Ottawa, there may be quite a party going on inside, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never see it through the frosted-over window or hear it through the heavy closed doors. A little more summer would go a long way in this town, as you can learn for yourself by walking through the ByWard Market on a Friday night in June. And by the way, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always a pretty sight. Of course, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no denying that New Orleans showcases its musicians while Ottawa mostly hides its. But it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be necessary to point out that there is more to a city than what it shows its tourists. Visitors see the airport, the downtown, the hotels and restaurants, the clubs. There is more to a cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life than that, but the visitor doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see it. Fun doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be people shouting in the streets. It can be people enjoying themselves in each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homes, playing pickup hockey or eating at the not-so-trendy place around the corner. It is interesting that at the same time The

City That Fun Forgot reappeared, a national magazine ranked Ottawa the second-best place to live among large Canadian cities. MoneySense magazine considered such things as unemployment, health care and taxes in making its selection. So thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a broader definition of fun. It includes not getting attacked by extreme weather or muggers or corrupt politicians. It can be the absence of extreme poverty on the streets. For the most part, that would describe our lives here. It may not be your idea of fun, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a start.

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Survivors of train wreck together in Stittsville

News - There was one on the agenda but three others also showed up last Saturday. All four were survivors of the 1942 train wreck at Almonte in which 39 people died and over 200 were injured. And so, over 70 years after the crash, four people who were on that passenger train which was stopped at the Almonte train station on that Sunday evening, Dec. 27, 1942 and was run into by a following troop train, found themselves on Saturday afternoon, March 15, 2014 in the meeting room at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library, hearing a presentation on the train crash and then having an opportunity to add their own personal stories for the benefit of the 50 in attendance at the event which was hosted by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society. Ed Muldoon, who now is a volunteer with the North Lanark Historical Society Regional Museum and was a scheduled speaker at the presentation, was a survivor of the train accident, being 15 years old at the time. He had boarded at Arnprior and was in a coach car opposite the station when the passenger train was slammed into by a following troop train. Florence Gormley (nee Clemen), who is now 98 years of age, was there to listen but she was encouraged to tell her story. She was returning to Ottawa from a holiday visit with her family in Renfrew and had been sitting in the second last coach on the 12-car passenger train. However, she had moved to the third last car to talk with a cousin when the troop train hit the rear of the passenger train, virtually demolishing the last two cars. Two people in the third car were killed but she herself was not injured. Rolly Fairfield of Richmond was

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six years old and riding back from Pembroke with his mother and two year old sister to Ottawa where his father was in the army, readying for overseas posting. They were in the coach car immediately behind the passenger train engine. He said that he and his sister got bounced around from the crash but otherwise were not injured. His mother ended up being in hospital for six months as a result of the crash but she went on to live to the age of 92. Gavin Leishman was another survivor who was in the audience for the presentation. He told those at the event that he was travelling from Pembroke to Ottawa with his mother after a visit with family in Pembroke. But he said that he did not remember anything about the crash because he was only two years old at the time. Hearing these stories and making contact with these three survivors who were in the audience – Flor-

ence Gormley, Rolly Fairfield and Gavin Leishman – was priceless for the North Lanark Historical Society and Regional Museum and its curator Sarah Chisholm because she and the Historical Society and Museum are collecting stories and memories about the train wreck as the Historical Society and Museum continues to research and gather information about the 1942 event, having already published a book about it and being involved in erecting a memorial commemorating the event in Almonte in 2002, the 60th anniversary year of the crash. The Historical Society and Museum were also involved in 70th anniversary events held in 2012 about the train wreck, including publishing the fifth edition of the book. Ms. Chisholm told how the train wreck in Almonte on Sunday, Dec. 27, 1942 was one of the worst railroad accidents in Canadian history, leaving 39 dead and over 200 injured.

The crash involved a local Pembroke to Ottawa passenger train which was slammed into by a troop train carrying soldiers from Red Deer to Halifax where they would be boarding ships to go overseas to fight in World War Two. The 12-car Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) passenger train arrived at the Almonte station at 8:32 p.m., 40 minutes behind schedule due to the many passengers who were getting on at the various stations along the route, many heading back to Ottawa after spending the Christmas holidays with family in Valley communities. It usually took about three minutes for passengers to get on board at the Almonte station but on this night, it took six minutes to load due to the number of passengers and volume of luggage. At 8:38 p.m., the passenger train was about to leave the station when a troop train that had been following it and had been gaining on it along the route slammed into the rear of the passenger train. This resulted in the last two cars of the passenger train being totally obliterated and wreckage strewn all over the place, along with many dead and injured. Other than the engine slightly going off the track, the troop train suffered no damage and its cars remained on the track, with no injuries among the soldiers on board.

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Gayle Sevigny, right, of Stittsville, whose mother, Florence Gormley, was a survivor of the 1942 train wreck in Almonte, chats with Doreen Wilson, left, the volunteer manager of the North Lanark Regional Museum at Appleton, and Sarah Chisholm, centre, a Museum staff member, at last Saturday’s meeting of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society.

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Ms. Chisholm gave several reasons for the crash. It was Christmas time with more people with more luggage getting on the train at places like Pakenham, Blakeney and Almonte. In addition, with the War taking place, there were more people travelling to their weekday jobs in the federal government or in wartime industries, adding to the numbers on the move. The passenger train engine was old and had trouble even pulling a normal five-car train, let alone the 12-car train that it was hauling that evening. Indeed, at Blakeney, where there is a slight upgrade in the track, the engine was unable to proceed after stopping there and it had to back up and take a run at the slope in order to continue. The weather that evening also featured snow and sleet, adding to the situation. Another factor was that the Pakenham station was not manned the night of the accident, showing only a green light so that the troop train was not slowed down or stopped but just carried on. The troop train had been held at both the Renfrew and Arnprior stations because it was just minutes behind the passenger train. The railway rule was that there was to be 20 minutes of time between trains. See ONE OF WORST, page 10

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News - After such a long winter, it may be difficult to think about next winter already but the Fairwinds community is already thinking about its outdoor rink at Bandmaster Park next winter. This is being done in the context that this outdoor rink will need volunteers from the community to provide operational support if the rink is to operate in the 2014-2015 season i.e. next winter. It should be noted that the city offers a grant to assist with expenses related to the operation of such an outdoor rink. Now, though, is to time for members of the Fairwinds community to consider this volunteer opportunity so that it can be assured that the rink at Bandmaster Park will be in operation next winter. Interested community members should visit the website volunteer-oportunities-outdoor-rinks to learn more about this opportunity to volunteer in the community and to ensure that this recreation facility is in operation next winter.

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News - The North Lanark Historical Society and Regional Museum is looking for anyone who has a connection with the 1942 railway train wreck in Almonte. The Society and Museum is trying to gather up as many stories and details about the crash as possible. In addition, the Society and Museum would like to hear from any people or about any family stories about people who were waiting for the ill-fated passenger train at the Stittsville station or at the Ashton station that evening of Dec. 27, 1942. If you have any stories or information or family stories about the 1942 train wreck at Almonte, please contact Sarah Chisholm of the North Lanark Historical Society and Regional Museum at 613-257-8503 or via email at appletonmuseum@ . Information about the North Lanark Historical Society and Regional Museum, a member of the Lanark County Museums Network, can be found online at . The North Lanark Regional Museum is located at 647 River Road in Appleton. It is open daily from mid-May to mid-October or by appointment.

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Troop trains operated on secret schedules so the passenger train was unaware that it was being followed by another train. While Ms. Chisholm gave these basic facts about the train wreck, she also showed pictures and gave brief accounts of the stories about some of those who died in the wreck or who survived. There was the story of Harold O’Brien and his two year old son Jackie O’Brien who had been visiting grandparents in Petawawa over Christmas and now were returning home along with his wife. Two other children had been left with the grandparents in Petawawa. The O’Briens were sitting in the last coach of the passenger train since they had been among the first to get on. Harold and the two year old were killed while Mrs. O’Brien was severely injured. Then there was the story of Mary Garvin and Kenneth Moorehouse who had become engaged over Christmas. Both were killed, found together in the wreckage. Not everyone on the train died. Marion Watt as returning to Ottawa where she worked for the Navy after a visit home for Christmas. She was sitting in the middle of the train when what she has described as “Hell let loose for breakfast” happened. Soldiers from the troop train eventually helped her off the train and into the station. She was not injured. Indeed, the presence of the soldiers from the following train made a big difference in the post-crash period. They helped with the rescue attempts, with medical care being provided by area doctors from as far away as Perth and by local residents familiar with first aid.

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Ms. Chisholm told of a love story that had a connection to this train wreck. Mac Crozier, who grew up in Renfrew, was working at DeHavilland in Toronto, building bombers. He took the train to Renfrew the day before Christmas, meeting on board a young woman. They exchanged information when she got off at Smiths Falls and planned to meet again on the return train on Dec. 27. This was the passenger train involved in the train wreck, half of which was destined for Smiths Falls and beyond while the other half was slated to be routed to Ottawa via Stittsville. Mac Crozier was sitting near the front of the passenger train when the crash happened. He was delayed in his trip back to Toronto but uninjured. When he got to Toronto, he went to the address of the woman he had met on the train to tell her that he was alright. He initially could not see the woman, Nora, being told that she was experiencing sadness due to the crash which she believed may have killed him. Well, things were straightened out and a year later they were married, eventually moving to Renfrew where they had a family of five. And more stories, not all involving deaths, were related by Ms. Chisholm. But one story, which she termed probably the saddest, did involve a death, namely a nine month old girl Denyse Turcotte. Denyse, a five year old brother Bernard and her mother Cecile and father Maurice, who lived in Ottawa, had been to Petawawa to visit grandparents. They were sitting in the last coach when the crash happened.

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Train wreck at Almonte in 1942 Continued from page 10

Denyse was probably killed at impact but the other three – Bernard, Cecile and Maurice – all survived. Maurice had multiple leg fractures while Cecile had upper body injuries and young Bernard had leg injuries as well. They were taken by a CPR train sent from Ottawa to hospital but doctors said that Maurice and Bernard would never walk again. Mr. Turcotte had, though, contacted a lawyer and due to the actions of a team of lawyers working on his family’s behalf in Toronto, the CPR sent doctors to treat them and within a year, both young Bernard and Maurice were walking again. In addition, the Turcotte family received a cash settlement from the CPR, the only known settlement to have been made regarding the crash. Ms. Chisholm showed some old photographs of the wreckage from the crash scene, saying it was hard to imagine by seeing these photos how anyone could have survived the crash. It was survivor Ed Muldoon, 15 at the time of the crash, who told how everyone on the train was having a good time on the trip since it was

Christmas time. He called the Pakenham station “the killer station” in this whole episode, saying that if the station had been manned and operational that evening, then the accident would never have happened. But since it was not manned, there was a green light there and the troop train just carried on, closing in on the passenger train. Mr. Muldoon said that he was not hurt in the crash but was trapped under train wreckage for about five hours. Although trapped, he was able to see sights like a woman appearing like a bundle of clothes on the cow catcher of the troop train engine (the woman lived) or like a man with a piece of wreckage wedged into him (he was dead) and a dead woman. He also recalls seeing from where he was trapped the engine of the troop train with its head light still shining – it was not broken in the crash. Mr. Muldoon told how the injured while waiting for medical assistance were told by CPR representatives to sign release forms which they did, fearing that they might not receive medical treatment. In addition, he said that CPR representatives sought out passengers to have them

sign these release forms. These forms are probably why there is only one known cash settlement arising from the crash. Ms. Chisholm said that subsequent inquests and inquiries placed the fault for the

crash not on the troop train but mostly on the passenger train because it had not put out the required warning signals, even though its operators did not know about the troop train following. Other circumstances in-

cluded a curve in the track leading up to the Almonte station which meant that the engineers on the troop train had their vision blocked for a time as the train negotiated the curve and misty conditions rising from the Mississippi River which hampered visibility on the bridge approaching the station. Indeed, when the troop

train brakes were applied, they could not be fully applied because most of the train was still on the bridge and full implementation of the brakes might have caused the train to plunge into the river below. The conductor of the troop train, though, who lived in Smiths Falls, later committed suicide, thinking that he would be blamed for the crash.


Four survivors of the 1942 train wreck at Almonte who attended last Saturday’s meeting of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society at which there was a presentation about the train wreck, one of the worst in Canada’s history, are, from left, Gavin Leishman, Florence Gormley, Rolly Fairfield and Ed Muldoon.


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News - ‘Rolling Up The Rim’ has won a $5,000 Visa prepaid card for Perry Mazzuca of Stittsville. He won the prize in this year’s RRRoll Up the Rim to Win contest at Tim Hortons on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville by simply rolling up the rim of his Tim Hortons cup. Only 100 of these $5,000 Visa prepaid cards are prizes in this year’s contest. “Our guests are happy when they win a donut or a coffee, so you can imagine how exciting it is when someone rolls up the rim and wins a big prize like a $5,000 Visa prepaid card,” said Don Godbold, who owns the Tim Hortons restaurant in Stittsville along with his wife Sandra. “Having a big prize winner at our restaurant is so great for our guests, team members and the community,” he said. During the RRRoll Up the Rim to Win contest, guests at Tim Hortons who purchase a small, medium, large or extra large hot beverage have a chance to win one of millions of prizes, ranging from coffee and food prizes to forty 2014 Toyota Coolla Sports vehicles, 100 $5,000 Visa prepaid cards, and 25,000 $100 Tim cards. In addition, ten additional prizes of 2014 Toyota Corolla Sport vehicles are up for winning on the RRRoll Up the Rim To Win bonus roll. This Roll Up The Rim To Win contest runs while cup supplies last. Contest ruls, odds of winning and prize information can be found at participating Tim Hortons locations or at RRRoll Up Roulette online offers even more chances to win. Visit and try your luck by spinning the wheel for a chance to win such prizes as $25 Tim cards, “Free Coffee for a Year,” Napoleon Gourmet Grills, and 2014 Toyota Corolla Sport vehicles.

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News - “Hands on” at the recent grade seven and eight retreat at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville has gotten a “thumbs up.” Grade eight student Jonah Sedge called the Drum Café session, where students had the opportunity to play an African drum, as a “cool class,” noting that many students would not have experienced playing such a drum before this session. “It was lots of fun,” he said, while also remarking on how students also had access to maracas, tambourines, drum sticks and other similar musical instruments and were able to go to the front of the gym to play them and dance around. Another observation made by Jonah related to the collective sound of the drumming in the school’s Huskydome gym. “It was very loud in the gym,” he said. Fellow grade eight student Ben F. reiterated Jonah’s views on the Drum Café session, saying that it was a lot of fun with all of the students having a blast and getting the opportunity to play an African drum. Jonah also enjoyed a session that featured guitar playing with some students also being able to try it – another “hands on” experience. Jonah, who attended the grade seven and

eight retreat last year as a grade seven student, said that last year’s retreat had interesting presenters but that it lacked the “hands on” experiences of this year’s retreat. He said that these “hands on” sessions such as the Drum Café and the guitar session are cool and more fun to attend.


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News - Katerina Mertikas is no stranger to Stittsville. Katerina, who received the Peer Award for distinguished female leadership in the Ottawa community at the International Women’s Day Celebration in Stittsville on Thursday, March 6, was in Stittsville early last November. A well known Ottawa artist, Katerina had a display featuring her artwork at the grand opening of the Hallmark Stittsville store in its new premises at the Crossing Bridge Square plaza on Saturday, Nov. 9. Katerina’s artwork has been featured on Unicef Christmas cards for the past 20 years. For Christmas 2013, her artwork was featured on some Hallmark Christmas cards. She is a wife and teacher who empowers young females and is considered one of Canada’s most successful artists. She received the award following an open nomination process that saw a number of Ottawa area women nominated for the award. Others nominated for the award included Stephanie Brown, Lise Hamilton-Carriere, Carolyn Clark, Linda Fitzpatrick, Ida-Jane Graham, Kari Hummer, Moira Hutchison, Cathy Lumsden, Linda Morin, Allison Newson, Tammy Plunkett and Jacqueline Richards. This inaugural International Women’s Day Celebration in Stittsville was held at the Bistro 54 restaurant at the Amberwood Golf and Country Club in Stittsville.



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wore jersey number five for the Ravens, played in all 22 regular season games, averaging 18 minutes a game. Her points scored increased steadily over the course of the season, with her notching a game high 17 points in a game against Algoma University. Taffe Charles, head coach of the Carleton University women’s basketball team, says he was pleased with the progression that he saw in Stephanie’s play over the course of the season, noting her improvement as the season progressed. Indeed, coach Charles thinks that Stephanie can be an “impact player” in the league in the future. “With a really good off-season, I think we will see her game take an even bigger jump,” coach Charles wrote about Stephanie in an email. He notes that Stephanie provided a glimpse of her future impact in the league by her performance in the team’s final game where she drove to the rim with ease. Coach Charles is also aware that Stephanie is in her first year in a very difficult academic program at Carleton, namely Biomedical Mechanical Engineering. “She is also in a very difficult

program at school (Biomedical Mechanical Engineering) and being able to manage both at such a young age shows a lot about her character as an individual and I look forward to working with her to achieve her academic and athletic goals in the next three-four years,” coach Charles wrote in the email about Stephanie. During her time at Sacred Heart, Stephanie played for the school’s basketball, volleyball and rugby teams. She also played with the Goulbourn Basketball Association for many seasons.

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Sports - Sacred Heart Catholic High School graduate Stephanie Carr of Stittsville has wrapped up her rookie season with the Carleton University Ravens women’s basketball team. The season ended in the recent Ontario University Athletics (OUA) bronze medal game when the Ravens lost 70-65 to the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks but not before the game went to double overtime. Up for grabs in this game was a spot in the 2014 university women’s basketball championship at the University of Windsor. The game was tied 19-19 at half time and 52-52 after regulation time, with the lead changing hands a number of times in the second half. Stephanie helped get the Ravens into the overtime with two last minute baskets. Stephanie was strong in the overtime, driving to the basket and trying to help keep her team in the game. Laurier, though, outscored the Ravens 7-2 in the second overtime period to end the season for the Carleton squad. Stephanie finished this game with 13 points. The Ravens had finished second in the regular season in the OUA East division. Stephanie, a five foot, eight inch guard who


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News - The skunks were out in force at the euchre party at the Lions Hall in Stittsville on Thursday evening, March 13. But so too was the green in celebrating of the impending St. Patrick’s Day. Three sets of skunks appeared during the evening with the victims being John Penelton and Brenda Sequin, Leila Graham and Betty Connors and the pair of Julie Johnson and Cleo Murray. As for the wearing of the green, the winner of a shamrock plant for being in the Irish spirit that evening was Lois Elkins. As far as the euchre playing went, there were 11 tables in play, with Carole Kelly finishing in first place with 84 points. This was five points better than the trio who tied for second place with 79 points each – Ken Campbell, JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND Bob MacGregor and Anne Williams. Ready to play euchre at the euchre at the Lions Hall in Stittsville on Phil Veau had the hidden score with 66 points while

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Running Room founder to be at opening of Grant Crossing location John Curry

News - Calling all runners! And walkers! An event that runners and walkers will not want to miss will be happening on Wednesday, March 26 when the Running Room is opening its new location at the Grant Crossing shopping area on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville. A 3K walk/run with all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario is being held in conjunction with this grand opening at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 that will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, a reception and the 3K run/ walk. Adding to the lustre of this grand opening event will be the presence of Running Room founder and president John Stanton, an Order of Canada recipient, who will be on hand to host the event and will in fact be presenting a medal to every participant who takes part in the “Help A Wish Come True” 3K run/walk event. Fitness and running enthusiasts of all levels are invited to take part in this 3K run/walk which will begin on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the new location at 5507 Hazeldean Road at the Grant Crossing shopping area. Entry fee for the 3K run/walk is $10 per person, with all of the funds going to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario.

You can register for this “Help A Wish Come True” 3K run/walk at Donations can also be made at www. . This new Hazeldean Road location for the Running Room can be contacted by phone at 613-831-4409. The grand opening will also give you an opportunity to meet John Stanton, one of the most respected voices in the running community in Canada. He is also happy that the opening of this new Grant Crossing location will also bring more community awareness to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario. “We are all inspired when we hear the strength and hope that comes when children with life-threatening illnesses are granted a life long wish,” Mr. Stanton says in explaining why Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario was selected as the charity of choice for the Grant Crossing store launch. Mr. Stanton founded the Running Room in 1984 in one room of an old house shared with a hairdressing shop in Edmonton, Alberta, with the idea that it would be a meeting place for runners. This one room location gave the business its name, Running Room. New to the sport of running at the time, he wanted a place where a person like himself could purchase quality running shoes from someone knowledgeable about the sport. He also wanted a place which could provide runners and walkers with

knowledge of the sport as well as the opportunity to buy the right product. Now, 30 years later, the Running Room is one of North America’s most recognized names in running and walking. John’s two sons John Jr. and Jason are now partners in the family-owned company which now has more than 120 locations and 1300 employees in Canada and the United States, making it North America’s largest chain of specialty running stores. A best selling author of ten books on running and walking, John Stanton was named to Macleans magazine’s Canada Day Honour Roll as one of ten Canadians who are making a difference in the country due to his contribution to health through fitness. He is a member of the Alberta Business Hall of Fame and an inductee into the Canadian Retail Hall of Fame. He has received the Dr. Harold N. Segall Award of Merit given to recognize his significant contribution to the prevention of cardiovascular disease and the promotion of cardiovascular health in Canadians. The Canadian Medical Association has awarded him its Award for Excellence in health promotion. Mr. Stanton is regularly featured on television and in the media for his involvement in health and wellness issues. It was a three kilometer fun run with his sons in 1981 that proved

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John Stanton, founder and current president of Running Room, will be hosting the grand opening of the new Running Room location at the Grant Crossing shopping area on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville.

of road races and numerous triathlons including the Hawaiian World Championship Ironman competition. His early pre-dawn runs ultimately became his ten-to-one run/walk combination that has helped close to a million people do everything from learning to run to participating in marathons. The Running Room today does not just sell shoes and equipment for running and walking. It also claims to sell a commitment to active living. The Running Room serves runners and walkers from beginner to advanced, with everyone welcome to become involved. Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario, with whom the Running Room has partnered for this grand opening of this new Grant Crossing location in Stittsville, grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions with the goal of enriching their lives with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario is part of the largest wish-granting organization in the world which can be found in over 36 countries in five continents. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Running Room Inc.,” says Mike Wlotzki, CEO of MakeA-Wish Eastern Ontario. “It is because of the generosity and efforts of our contributors like Running Room that we are able to grand wishes to children in our community.”


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Guitars front and centre at Gaia Java music evening

News - The guitarist depicted in a painting hanging on the wall adjacent to the front window performance area at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville must have felt right at home last Friday evening. That’s because the regular Friday music evening featured guitar playing – he had some live company to go with his solo and silent playing in the artwork. Presenting this guitar music was guitar teacher Dan Tarof and three of his students – Nick Bury, James Salt and Robbie Page. Each of the students had the opportunity to play a tune or more with teacher Dan, starting with James Salt and then Nick Bury who played one of his own original songs among his offerings and finishing up with Robbie Page. It was a little like a recital, a little like a jam session, a little like dueling guitars, as teacher and student played together at some times and at other times it was only the student. Teacher Dan even added a vocal element to one tune. After his students had performed, Dan Tarof continued to entertain the audience for a while with his guitar renderings. Dan also conducted a trivia quiz at times throughout the evening, giving away coffee mugs to those with the winning responses. Questions ranged from what country produces the most coffee in the world (answer: Brazil) to what chemical is represented by the letter “H” (answer: hydrogen). Dan, who teaches guitar at the 44 Music Centre at 444 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, has more students than the three who played last Friday at Gaia Java but when he arranged for the performance at Gaia Java, where he also works at a barista, he did not realize the Friday evening selected was in March Break week. This eliminated a number of his students from participating. Nonetheless, the students who did perform got a good response from the capacity audience and gained invaluable experience. This coming Friday, March 21,

the Crumble String Quartet, a string ensemble, will be performing at the Friday music evening at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. And the following Friday, March 28, will see the Goulbourn Male Chorus performing, with the majority of the evening dedicated to audience participation and audience requests. A sing-along handout booklet with 35 songs in it will be distributed to coffee shop patrons that evening from which audience members will be able to request their favourites. The Goulbourn Male Chorus will sing a few male chorus arrangements during the course of the evening as well. JOHN CURRY/METROLAND These Friday music evenings are free and open to everyone. They be- Those who performed with their guitars at the Friday music evening at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop gin at 7 p.m. although early arrival is in Stittsville last Friday, March 14 are, from left, guitar teacher Dan Tarof and his guitar students Nick Bury, James Salt and Robbie Page. recommended for the best seating.


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News - Spring means maple syrup and all things maple. So, it only makes sense that the upcoming family craft day at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners is called “Maple Madness Family Craft Day.” It should be a “sweet” happening from the sounds of it. This Maple Madness family craft day this Sunday, March 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. features activities geared to those aged 4 to 11 years old. The cost is only $4 per child. Registration is required as is adult accompaniment at the event. For more information or for registration, please email the Goulbourn Museum at or phone 613-831-2393.

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Second annual electronics recycling fundraiser Special to the News

News - You can safely and responsibly get ride of your old electronic devices that are just sitting around your home while also helping raise funds for Stittsville Public School. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a win/win situation. We are talking about the second annual electronics recycling fundraiser that is going to be held at the

Stittsville Public School on Granite Ridge Drive in Stittsville on Saturday, April 26, running from 8 a.m. through to 1 p.m. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great about it is that it is free. Just load your old electronic and computer devices in your vehicle and drop them off at the school that day. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy and all of the old electronic items will be recycled properly and

kept out of the landfill. And Stittsville Public School will make money on the weight of what is collected â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so, the more that you deliver to the site, the more funds will be raised by the school. And just what can you drop off? It can include display devices like computer monitors and television screens; desktop computers, portable

computers; computer accessories like keyboards; printing and copying machines; telephones and telephone answering machines; cellular devices; vehicle audio and video devices; audio and video devices; and more. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all happening just right after Earth Day which this year takes place on the previous Tuesday, April 22. The observance of Earth Day

which is a day to show support for environmental issues began back in 1970 in the United States as a grassroots movement to demonstrate support for environmental issues. Today millions celebrate Earth Day with special events and celebrations. Planting new trees is one popular practice done to mark the day. For more information about this electronics recycling event at Stittsville Public School on Saturday, April 26, please contact


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What’s up, doc, around village of Stittsville? News – Easter is just around the corner and one of the treats for Easter is the chocolate Easter bunnies that the Stittsville District Lions Club has sold over the years. You can purchase one (or more) of these Easter bunnies by phoning the Lions Club at 613-836-4964…The Fairwinds community needs volunteers to come forward to help run the outdoor rink at Bandmaster Park next winter. The city of Ottawa provides a grant to help with expenses related to the rink but the key ingredient to have the rink operational is the presence of volunteers from the community who are willing to help with the rink’s maintenance and upkeep More information about this volunteer opportunity in the Fairwinds community can be found by visiting the website http:// jobs-and-volunteering/volunteer-opportunities-outdoor-rinks.... The Stittsville District Lions Club has donated $100 to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. It has also made a $300 donation to the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County and a $1,000 donation to Hospice Care Ottawa…Nancy Therrien, who operates Stittsville Glass & Signs on Stittsville Main Street along with her husband Luc Therrien, is continuing her battle against her non-smokers version of lung cancer. This means continuing to face the costs involved. To

prevent blood clots which this form of lung cancer produces, she must have a shot a day and five of them costs $495. And she has some pills that must be taken, with three pills costing over $100. A bank account to help out Nancy with these costs was opened at the TD Canada Trust branch at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carp Road where donations can be made by anyone who wants to help out financially. The bank account number to quote when making such a donation at the branch is 3281 6140429. Or if you just identify the donation as being for Nancy Therrien and her battle against cancer, your donation will be directed to the right spot. The odds of recovering from this form of lung cancer are only 20 percent but Nancy is optimistic that her relative youth (she is only 45 years old) and the great medical care that she is receiving will tip the scales in her favour…The Catholic Women’s League of Holy Spirit Parish on Shea Road is hosting a Lenten Mary’s Way of the Cross this Friday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. with everyone welcome to attend. It will be followed by a poverty meal. Free will donations will be accepted…Members of the Stittsville District Lions Club sang “Happy Birthday” to members Beth Lewis and Brenda Miller at the club’s meeting on Wednesday, March 12… McDonald’s at the Crossing Bridge Square plaza at the corner

of Stittsville Main Street and Carp Road started to raise money for its annual McHappy Day by asking customers for a one dollar donation for Ronald McDonald House and CHEO and giving a coupon for a complimentary small coffee in return for such donations…Matthew Robert Egan of Stittsville was among a group of 49 Ottawa-area residents who won a $333,333.40 prize in the Dec. 20, 2013 LOTTO MAX draw. They shared a one million dollar MAXMILLIONS prize with the holders of two other tickets sold in other provinces. The ticket for the winning Ottawa-area group was purchased at Brookfield Confectionery on Brookfield Road in Ottawa. Others in the group live in places such as Gatineau, Arnprior, Nepean, White Lake, Orleans, Osgoode, Kemptville, Kanata, Casselman, Gloucester, Brockville, Pembroke, Merrickville, Navan and Springtown. The LOTTO MAX draw has been happening in Ontario since Sept. 2009. It is operated by the Ontario Lottery Corporation (OLG), a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities…One connection between Stittsville and the train wreck at Almonte on Dec. 27, 1942 is Athos Appleby. He was the railway station operator at Stittsville for a number of years and then went on to be an operator at the Almonte Station from 1940 to 1947 which includes 1942

when the train wreck happened. It is not known if he was on duty at the time or what role he may have played in rescue efforts following the crash…The Stittsville Village Association (SVA) will not be bringing in a truckload of rain barrels this spring to sell like they have done for the previous two years. However, the SVA still has 23 black rain barrels left over from last year’s effort. These should be for sale at the “Arts in the Park” event (formerly Artists and Authors in the Park) hosted by the SVA which will be held at Village Square Park at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street on Sunday, June 1. The SVA may consider another truckload sale of rain barrels again in a couple of years…Lions Region Chair Sue Wilkes was scheduled to attend the Stittsville District Lions Club meeting at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street on Wednesday evening, March 12 but the afternoon/evening snowstorm and resulting poor driving conditions forced the cancellation of her visit…The Knights of Columbus Council at Holy Spirit Parish on Shea Road has made $500 donations to the Stittsville Food Bank and to the Shepherds of Good Hope Food Program…Efforts are now being made in the Jackson Trails subdivision to establish a Jackson Trails Community Association. Look for an initial annual general meeting to be held some time this spring…

‘Celtic Night, A Bonus St. Patrick’s Bonanza’ event

lands have produced well-known distinctive styles which have a commonality in their mutual influences. But Celtic music more generally includes all musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic people of western Europe.

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News - You can follow up the recent St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with more musical memories by attending the “Celtic Night, A Bonus St. Patrick’s Bonanza” which is being held this coming Saturday, March 22 starting at 7 p.m. at the Stittsville United Church on Fern-

bank Road just west of Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. “Irons In The Fire,” a Celtic band, will be on hand to provide entertainment . There will also be other entertainment including Irish dancers and dessert, tea and coffee will be available. And the cost? Simply a suggested $10 dona-

Public meeting for two proposals Special to the News

News - Two development proposals for sites in the Fernbank lands will be discussed at an upcoming public meeting. The meeting, to be held on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena, will deal with a proposed subdivision on the former Bradley/Craig farm on Hazeldean Road and will also deal with

a proposed condominium site plan at 115 Westphalian Avenue in the Blackstone subdivision being developed by Monarch Homes. The proposed plan of subdivision for the Bradley/Craig lands at 590 Hazeldean Road, submitted by Richcraft Homes, calls for 748 residential units including 245 detached homes and 503 townhomes. Not included in the plan is a 3.7 hect-

are parcel along the Hazeldean Road itself which will be developed for commercial uses. This parcel includes the Bradley/Craig brick farmhouse and adjacent red barn, both designated heritage structures. The proposed condominium development at 115 Westphalian Avenue in the Blackstone subdivision which is west of Terry Fox Drive and south of the Trans Canada Trail includes 42 townhouse units fronting onto a private street.

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Monday, March 24 Environment Committee 9:30 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Tuesday, March 25 Planning Committee 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

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The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority announced in February that, in an effort to become an efficient and effective transportation delivery service for students from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa Catholic School Board, they are proposing new school bell times and new walk zone maps. Schools in Rideau-Goulbourn and the surrounding area affected by the proposed changes include Sacred Heart High School, Stittsville Public School, St. Stephen’s Elementary School, Holy Spirit Elementary School and Kars on the Rideau Public School. If the proposal is approved, Sacred Heart would change from 8:15am to 8:00am, Stittsville from 8:45am to 8:30am, St. Stephen’s from 9:00am to 8:30am, Holy Spirit from 9:00am to 9:15am and Kars from 8:15am to 9:15am. Interesting to note that of the over 100 schools that are proposed to change, Kars on the Rideau is the only one that could change an entire hour. Other area schools, such as Goulbourn Middle School, North Gower Marlborough Public School, Munster Elementary School, St. Philip Catholic School, Richmond Public School, West Wind Elementary School and A. Lorne Cassidy are not subject to any proposed changes. You may have noticed that no schools in the Manotick area are included in the school bell times portion of this consultation. A few years ago, schools in the Barrhaven/Manotick area underwent a review and the OSTA felt it was too soon to conduct another such review. Therefore, there are no recommended changes for schools in the Manotick area, including St. Leonard Catholic School, St. Mark High School and Manotick Public School. While these changes aren’t expected to take effect until the 2015/16 school year, the OSTA is looking for your feedback over the coming months. Local public consultation meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, April 15th at Kars on the Rideau Public School; Wednesday, April 30th at St. Mark High School; and Tuesday, June 10th at Sacred Heart High School. All meetings are scheduled from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. You can also submit your comments on any of the proposed changes via email to

Goulbourn Museum seeking nominees for its Board of Directors The Goulbourn Museum announced that it is soliciting candidates for its Board of Directors. Goulbourn Museum’s mandate is to disseminate the material and oral history of the Goulbourn community by collecting, preserving, displaying and interpreting local artefacts. The Museum offers a range of education programs to increase the public’s understanding and enjoyment of local history and offers a History Centre for local history and genealogical research. The management of the Goulbourn Museum is overseen by an elected Board of Directors and that Board currently has two vacancies. The Museum is seeking nominations to fill those positions; elections will take place at the Annual General Meeting of the Museum on April 26, 2014. If you are interested in becoming a Board Member or would like to nominate someone else for candidacy, please submit a statement to the Museum by March 31, 2014 describing the skills, knowledge and experience you can offer. All submissions must be marked to the attention of the Nominating Committee and can be emailed to: or delivered to the Museum at 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, ON K2S1B8. Board meetings are currently held during the morning of the second Friday of each month. A list of the current Board Members can be found on the Goulbourn Museum’s website. The Nomination Form and By-laws can be found online at: Richmond Residents for Community Space is a community group that includes residents, clergy, and concerned residents that has been meeting since June 2013. The group originally came together to discuss how residents might work together to create a long term plan for a healthy, vibrant and connected community. These early conversations about general community connectedness were impacted by the fact that the local nursery school was on the verge of facing eviction from their home in the Presbyterian Church of decades, with no reasonable or affordable options for relocation. Two community meetings took place in 2013 to determine priorities and action items. This process quickly resulted in the identification of community space for the use of family, youth and community activities as a priority. Members of the Community Development Team at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) have determined a need to create awareness about the issue of community space, and to seek out the voices of those who have not yet had the opportunity to weigh in on what they would like this project to accomplish. The goal is that the community can more formally organize and mobilize to collectively address any issues. The WOCRC will provide a detailed report for community use. Information will be gathered through face-to-face interviews, and online surveys. This online version of the survey should not exceed 10 minutes and is available at All research will be kept on-site at WOCRC for the remainder of the calendar year 2014. Names will be kept confidential, and consent for participation is required. For more information about the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, please see www., or feel free to direct questions to Julie McKercher at Deadline to complete the survey is April 1st, 2014. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email me at Scott.Moffatt@ or contact me by phone at 613-5802491.


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Pipeline meeting in Stittsville on April 7 Special to the News

News - The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) wants to hear from you about the proposed Energy East pipeline project. And the OEB will be coming to Stittsville in this community consultation process as Stittsville is one of seven communities where the OEB will hold an interactive community discussion about the proposal. All seven communities are along the proposed pipeline route, with the others being Kenora, Thunder Bay, Kapuskasing, Timmins, North Bay and Cornwall. The community discussions will begin this coming Tuesday, March 25 and end on Tuesday, April 8. The Stittsville community discussion will take place on Monday, April 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the hall at the

Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. At this community discussion meeting, there will be an opportunity for local organizations to make brief presentations to the OEB about the pipeline proposal. Although the OEB has not jurisdiction over this Energy East pipeline project which falls under the jurisdiction of the National Energy Board, the Ontario government will be using the results of the OEB’s findings through its consultation process to determine the government’s position with regard to the Energy East pipeline project. The provincial government will be participating in the hearings on the proposed pipeline that will be held by the National Energy Board. The proposed Energy East

Horticultural Society’s agenda from April to November, 2014 Special to the News

News – At the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society’s April meeting on Tuesday, April 15, starting seeds will be the topic with Rebecca Last, a Master Gardener, on hand to give some tips. The Ottawa Food Bank’s community harvest program will be the topic at the Horticultural Society’s meeting on Tuesday, May 20. The Horticultural Society’s meeting on Tuesday, June 17 will be all about attracting bees and birds to a garden, with Isabelle Nicol, a naturalist with the Fletcher Wildlife Gardens, as the guest speaker. Sunflowers will be the topic at the Horticultural Society’s September meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The topic will switch to houseplants and other exotic plants for the Horticultural Society’s October meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The Horticultural Society also has a number of special events planned in 2014. Horticultural Society members will be out on Saturday, April 19 cleaning up Village Square Park and the Trans-Canada Trail in Stittsville, all to mark Earth Day. The Horticultural Society will be holding its annual spring plant sale on Saturday, May 24. Tuesday, Nov. 18 is the date for the Horticultural Society’s annual general meeting and pot luck supper, rounding out the Society’s year. The Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society’s regular monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Pretty Street Community Centre on Pretty Street at the corner of Orville Street in Stittsville. Membership fees are $15 for a single person and $25 for a family. More information can be obtained by emailing the Horticultural Society at

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pipeline project is a $12 billion project to transport crude oil from western Canada through Ontario to Quebec and New Brunswick. In Ontario, the proponent, TransCanada Pipelines, is proposing to convert approximately 1900 kilometers of existing natural gas pipeline to become this new oil pipeline. The project also involves constructing about 100 kilometers of new pipeline and building about 30 pumping stations. The natural gas pipeline which is proposed to be converted runs just west of Stittsville, going south to run just west of Richmond. It was last November when Ontario’s Minister of Energy asked the OEB to examine and report on TransCanada Pipelines proposed Energy East pipeline project from an Ontario perspective and further asked

the OEB to undertake a consultation process about the project. The consultation process is meant to provide a forum for Ontario residents to express their views on the proposed Energy East pipeline. These views will be reflected in the OEB’s report on the project to the Minister. The Minister asked that the OEB consider the implications of four areas of potential impact of this proposed Energy East pipeline project: the impacts on Ontario natural gas consumers in terms of prices, reliability and access to supply; the impacts of pipeline safety and the natural environment; the impacts on Aboriginal communities in Ontario and how treaty rights may be affected; and the short and long term economic impacts of the project in Ontario.

Nominations wanted for Board of Directors Special to the News

News - Do you appreciate heritage? Do you have a personal skill set that would assist you in a governance role? Then you should consider becoming involved with the Goulbourn Museum and more specifically, as a member of the Museum’s volunteer elected Board of Directors. The management of the Goulbourn Museum is overseen by this Board of Directors which currently has two vacancies. The Museum is now seeking nominations to fill these positions with the election taking place at the Museum’s annual general meeting coming up on Saturday, April 26. If you have an interest in becoming a Board member or would even like to nominate someone else whom you know, please submit a nomination statement to the Museum by Monday, March 31, describing the skills, knowledge and experience that you or the person being nominated can offer to the position. All submissions should be marked

to the attention of the Museum’s nominating committee and should be emailed to info@goulbournmuseum. ca or delivered by mail or in person to the Goulbourn Museum at 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, ON K2S lB8. Board meetings are currently held in the morning on the second Friday of each month. A list of current Board members can be found on the Goulbourn Museum’s website. A nomination form and Museum bylaws can be found online at http:// The Goulbourn Museum’s mandate is to gather the material and oral history of the Goulbourn community by collecting, preserving, displaying and interpreting local artefacts. The Museum offers education programs to increase the public’s understanding and enjoyment of local history and offers a History Centre for local history and genealogical research. The Goulbourn Museum can be contacted at 613-831-2393 and the Museum’s website can be found at .

Stittsville Lions Club looking for design for 50th anniversary pin Special to the News


Of the many responsibilities a City Councillor has, anything to do with schools is not one of them. However, I do have the responsibility to inform communities of issues that directly affect them and the recently announced proposal to adjust school times certainly qualifies.

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News - Are you a designer, either in a serious way or as a secret wish? Well, this could be an opportunity that you are looking for. The Stittsville District Lions Club has launched a “Design A Pin Contest” for come up with a design and


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pin for the Club’s upcoming 50th anniversary celebration this coming October. The deadline for the submission of designs for this new pin is Monday, March 31. The creator of the winning design will receive $100. This pin design contest is open to everyone. Designs should be emailed along with a name and phone number of Lion Don Redtman at If the design cannot be emailed, please call 613-831-1054 to make arrangements for dropping off the design.

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Stittsville Legion wins in Zone mixed darts Special to the News

Sports - The Stittsville Legion is once again on top in Legion Zone mixed darts. This is the third year in a row that the Zone mixed darts competition has been won by a Stittsville team.

In addition, this year a Stittsville team also placed third. Members of the ďŹ rst place team are Rick Alden, Christy Carlyle, Tom Stratton and Katherine Rivest. Members of the team which placed third are Janet Chesal, Sean

McCormick, Sue McCormick and Tim Driscoll. These two teams now travel to Kingston at the end of April to take part in the district dart tournament. The Zone mixed darts tournament which was hosted by the Stittsville

Legion at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville on Saturday, March 8 was an extra special event thanks to the efforts of the ladies in the kitchen, namely Judy Campbell, Sherry Lalonde, Barb Forbes and Aileen Appel who

not only served a great breakfast to the players but also provided a delicious lunch as well. Special thanks also go to Carl Chesal who took over 200 photos for the Stittsville Legion branch at the event.



Members of the Stittsville Legion mixed darts team which placed first in the recent Zone Members of the Stittsville Legion mixed darts team which placed third in the recent Zone mixed darts tournament are, from left, Tom Stratton, Christy Carlyle, Rick Alden and mixed darts tournament are, from left, Tim Driscoll, Sue McCormick, Sean McCormick and Katherine Rivest. Janet Chesal.

Happenings and events at Stittsville Legion branch Special to the News

The Zone mixed darts tournament was hosted by the Stittsville Legion on Saturday, March 8. Special thanks to the ladies who worked cooking and serving a delicious breakfast and lunch. Stittsville Legion president Fred Appel would like to thank everyone who helped make this event so successful. NEW MEMBERS On Tuesday, March 11, Susan and Shane Learmouth and Suzanne and Paul Mondoux were all welcomed into the Legion family as new members. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Stittsville Legion, application forms can be obtained at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street. VETERAN SERVICES Rob Dunbar is the Stittsville Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Veterans Service ofďŹ cer. Please email him at vso@ for information or to make an appointment to meet with him. 2014 BURSARY PROGRAM Application forms are now available for the 2014 Bursary Program of the Legion. If you

have a child in the last year of high school or who is currently attending university or college or is in an apprenticeship program, this program and its tax-free bursaries may beneďŹ t you. Forms are currently available at the Legion Hall. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 30. LADIES AUXILIARY The next meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Stittsville Legion is scheduled for this coming Monday, March 24 starting at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall. SPECIAL EVENTS (All these special events are open to everyone in the community unless otherwise stated) Saturday, March 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There will be a spaghetti dinner and comedy night at the Legion Hall, all for just $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Everyone is welcome to attend. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. while the comedy show will get underway at 8 p.m. It promises to be a fun ďŹ lled evening. Saturday, March 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karaoke starting at 8 p.m. will be held in the downstairs lounge at the Legion hall, with everyone welcome to attend.

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Wednesday, April 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This will be the date for the next trip to the Slots at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. Please call Marion Gullock at 613-836-5254 for more information. Sunday, April 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The monthly breakfast will be held at the Legion hall, running from 9 a.m. to 12 noon with everyone in the community welcome to attend and enjoy this affordable family breakfast. Cost is only $5 per person. The menu includes bacon and eggs or pancakes and sausages as well as toast, hash browns and coffee. WEEKLY EVENTS (Everyone in the community is welcome to attend these events unless otherwise stated) Bingo is played every Wednesday starting at 6:45 p.m. in the Legion Hall. Euchre is played every Tuesday starting at 1:15 p.m. in the Legion Hall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Open Mikeâ&#x20AC;? hosted by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jumpinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jimmy Lerouxâ&#x20AC;? happens every Friday starting at 8 p.m. in


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the downstairs lounge at the Legion Hall. HERE AND THERE AT LEGION Every Thursday and Friday evening, â&#x20AC;&#x153;fast foodâ&#x20AC;? is available at the Stittsville Legion Hall. Dart leagues play at the Legion Hall every Thursday at 7 p.m. and every Friday at 8 p.m. Spares are always welcome. Sue McCormick is always looking for volunteers to help out at the weekly bingo. If interested, please call 613-836-8860. The Stittsville Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website can be found at . The Ladies Auxiliary at the Stittsville Legion is the place to be for ladies who have a desire to help ensure that Veterans receive the assistance that they need and deserve. The Ladies Auxiliary provides funds to the Legion Branch through fundraising, catering and other activities. If you have imagination, skills that can be used and a desire to become involved and help the Ladies Auxiliary, please contact the Stittsville Legion at 613-836-1632.





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


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March 14th, 2014 Public meeting regarding upcoming developments A public meeting will be held on Thursday, March 27 at 7:00pm at the Johnny Leroux Community Centre at 10 Warner-Colpitts Lane to discuss the proposed subdivision at 590 Hazeldean Road and the condominium site plan submitted for 115 Westphalian located in the Blackstone community. Both these developments are located within the Fernbank Community Design Plan area.

Monarch Homes has submitted a site plan and plan of condominium for 115 Westphalian. The site is approximately 1.45ha of land located in phase 2 of Blackstone subdivision being constructed in the Fernbank Community west of Terry Fox Drive and south of the Trans Canada Trail. The proposal is to develop 42 townhouse dwellings fronting onto a private street and to establish the private streets as a common element condominium.

Ottawa Student Transportation Authority The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OTSA) delivers safe, efficient and effective transportation for students of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). Recently, discussions have started regarding pushing back the start and end times of approximately 102 schools in the city. The reason for this would be so that instead of sending 2 or more separate school busses to pick up students, they would only send 1, and so would need to stagger start and end times. This could save the OTSA more than $3 million out of its budget. For more information on this you can visit their website at: On their website you can also find transportation policies and procedures, school bus routes, and every morning by 6:15am bus cancellations are reported on the website, should any be occurring.

Stittsville Public School 2nd Annual Electronics Recycling Fundraiser Stittsville Public Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2nd annual electronics recycling fundraiser is back on Saturday, April 26th from 8:00am - 1:00pm. Drop off your old cell phones, lap tops, desk tops, VCRs, TVs for FREE! An easy way to keep your old electronics out of the landfill while helping support a community school. Please tell your friends, family and neighbours! For more information, please contact I look forward to seeing everybody there to support this great initiative. 0320.R0012606754

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Bruce Baker plays as her performs with the Stittsville Main & Abbott Dance Band at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Swing into Springâ&#x20AC;? night of swing music and dancing at the Legion Hall in Stittsville last Saturday night.


Dancing to â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Anniversary Waltzâ&#x20AC;? at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Swing into Springâ&#x20AC;? night of swing music and dancing featuring the Stittsville Main & Abbott Dance Band at the Stittsville Legion Hall last Saturday night are Joseph deLepper, left, and Joanne deLepper, right.





Gonzalo Moreno plays his instrument as a member of the Stittsville Main & Abbott Dance Band at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Swing into Springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; night of swing music and dancing at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville last Saturday night.



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Sports - Just how does the Goulbourn Hornets Major Midget girls basketball team stack up against competition from other parts of the province? Pretty well if the results of the recent London CYO Basketball Tournament are any indication. The Goulbourn Hornets Major Midget girls have already shown their competitive standing in Eastern Ontario, having won the silver medals at the Kanata Chris Paulin tournament last December and then taking the bronze medals at the Gloucester Mike Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Tournament in February. But how well would they fare against teams from southern Ontario? That was the question that remained unanswered as the team travelled west along highway 401 for the recent London CYO Basketball Tournament. It turned out to be quite a revealing weekend as the Hornets went on to win ďŹ ve straight games, some close, hard fought encounters and

others not so much, as the team travelled home as the tournament champions with the gold medals in their possession. In the tournament ďŹ nal, the Hornets faced the Woodstock Chill, a team that had given the Hornets a real battle in preliminary pool round play. This championship game was also a tight, hard fought game with the lead changing hands a few times. Following the half time break, the Hornets clamped down on their perimeter defense and had built up a double digit lead going into the fourth quarter. The Hornets ended up winning by a score of 68-59 and taking the tournament championship and the gold medals. The Hornets had advanced to the championship game with a close victory over the Kitchener-Waterloo Lightning in semi-ďŹ nal action. See HORNETS, page 28

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Members of the Goulbourn Hornets Major Midget girls basketball team, gold medal champions at the recent London CYO Basketball Tournament, are, front row, kneeling, from left, Hailey Norman, Emma Hunt, Serena Puri and Sasha Thomson; and, back row, standing, from left, assistant coach Dawn Murphy, Emma Streatch, Gabrielle Tourigny, Nicole Murphy, Andrea Banks, Taylor Drew, assistant coach Ajai Puri and head coach Paul Streatch.





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Hornets capture championship Continued from page 27

The Hornets fell behind early in this and in fact struggled with their shooting accuracy throughout the game. But hustle and defense allowed the Hornets to keep the game close and clutch foul shooting in the final minute allowed the Hornets to pull away for a 54-47 victory and a trip to the championship game. In preliminary pool round play, the Hornets won three straight games, one of which was a hard fought, close game. The opening game of the tournament for the Hornets saw the Blessed Sacrament Yellow Jackets from Hamilton as the opposition. An aggressive swarming manto-man full court defense by the Hornets overwhelmed the Yellow Jackets right from the opening tip-off as the Hornets recorded a 59-23 victory. In the second game of pool play, the Hornets faced a tough challenge, taking on the Woodstock Chill, the team that the Hornets would eventually also face in the tournament’s championship game. The game was close from start to finish, with the Hornets emerging with a close 54-50 victory. The Hornets had an easier time of it in their third game in the preliminary pool round, winning 75-15 over the London 86’ers. These three pool round victories ensured that the Hornets finished first in their pool heading into playoff action.

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Singing at the Goulbourn Male Chorus performance and sing-along at the Stittsville Villa Retirement Community on Stittsville Main Street on Tuesday evening, March 11 are Chorus members, from left, Laurisse Huijer, Jean Aube, James McIntosh and Gary King.

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News - It’s Girl Guide cookie time! The Girl Guides spring cookie drive started this week. Girl Guides will be going around door-to-door in Stittsville selling the cookies from now through to Friday, March 28. You will also see Girl Guides selling the cookies at exhibits in local stores over the next few weekends. This year the Girl Guide cookies are $5 per box. These are the classic chocolate and vanilla cookies and, yes, they are peanut free. It is the mint cookies which the Guides sell in the fall. These cookie sales raise funds to help offset the cost of Guiding activities such as camps, trips, badges and program supplies. For more information about this Girl Guide spring cookie drive in Stittsville, please email Trudy Smith, Stittsville’s cookie guru, at


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News - More voices than just those of the Goulbourn Male Chorus were heard in the lounge area at the Stittsville Villa Retirement Community on Stittsville Main Street on Tuesday evening, March 11. That’s because it was more than a performance solely by the Goulbourn Male Chorus under the direction of Robert Dueck. It was also a sing-along event, with the 50 or so residents who filled the lounge also taking part in singing some of the songs during the oneMOTORCOACH HOLIDAYS hour performance. Myrtle Beach, SC These sing-along numbers inMarch 30 – April 7 $1459 cluded “A Bicycle Built for Two,” Come and discover this year-round Vacationer’s Paradise “Today” (you know the song, with NO FLY CRUISE VACATIONS on South Carolina’s Canada & New England Cruise (9 Days) the lyrics starting with “Today while North Shore Coastline. September 20-28 Where luxurious the blossoms still ling to the vine/I’ll Inside Cat. L $1472 plus $293 taxes accommodations, Annual Bermuda Cruise (8 Days) taste your strawberries, I’ll drink your boundless beaches, October 16-23 sweet wine/A million tomorrows spectacular live entertainment and golf Inside Cat. M $1499 plus $308 taxes courses make this destination a perfect Call Today for More Details shall all pass away/Ere I forget all the Southern Getaway. Call Now! joy that is mine today.”), Edelweiss, SPRINGTIME GETAWAYS New York City $539 “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” Country Music Capitals April 18-21 / May 16-19 / June 13-16 / and “This Land is Your Land.” June 27-30 / August 1-4 April 26 – May 5 .............................$1798 Start Spreading the News... We’re The Male Chorus handed out proPennsylvania Amish Country Leaving Today! Save Money and Join May 1-4 ............................................$712 grams with the words to all of these Ottawa Valley Tours Cape Cod & Boston sing-along songs in it so that as many on a Fabulous May 5-9 ............................................$835 Getaway to New as possible of the Villa residents could York City. Selling participate in the sing-along. Fast - Call Today! WEEKEND ESCAPES Not only did the Goulbourn Male Boston Weekender New Orleans & Memphis May 9-12 .............................................$558 Chorus sing a couple of tunes that May 9-18 $1719 Syracuse, Waterloo Outlets highlight the vocal strengths of a Join us as we travel to the “Birthplace & Watertown Shopping of Jazz” and the fascinating City of New male chorus such as “River in Judea” May 17-19...........................................$389 Orleans, steeped in a and “Let All Men Sing” but also it dehistory of influences from Europe, the livered on songs such as “The SideCHALLENGE YOUR LUCK Caribbean and Bally’s Atlantic City ($75 US Bonus) walks of New York.” beyond. Then, off to April 1-4 ................................... $435 One of the highlights of the eveMemphis “the Birthplace May 5-8 / June 3-6 ................... $482 of the Blues”, and visit Graceland, ning was the singing of the traditional the home of the late Elvis Presley. Call work song “Donkey Riding” by the now, this is a tour you don’t want to miss. Prices per Person, Double Occupancy Men of Note, an ensemble drawn Save 5%, Book & Pay in Full, We Make Your Vacation 45 days in Advance (Excluding from the Goulbourn Male Chorus. No Fly Cruises & One Day Tours) Dreams Come True! This is for all intents and purposes a sea shanty song that tells the story of 1-800-267-5288 1642 Merivale Road the donkey engine, a single cylinder (Merivale Mall) Nepean 613-723-5701 steam engine that was used for loadTravel Reg.#2967742 & 5000006 ing logs on ships.

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Adding to the words and music in this performance was the associated sounds of a steam engine which was created vocally by the singers, causing music director Robert Dueck in jest to call them “some sailors from Stittsville.” Another sea shanty, “Walleye Joe,” which director Robert Dueck called a fun song, also drew a positive reaction from the audience. The Goulbourn Male Chorus was accompanied at this performance by pianist Bonnie MacDiarmid but also for some tunes by a trio of string musicians, all of them also members of the Chorus, namely Gary King on guitar, Tom Kobolak on bass guitar and Edward Lascelle on guitar and, at times, on that most rousing and lively of instruments, the banjo. The “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” sing-along number had an extra zip to it thanks to the presence of this banjo. Ed and his banjo also added something musically special to the sing-along finale “This Land is Your Land.” The Goulbourn Male Chorus is a community-based chorus made up from men from Goulbourn and surrounding Ottawa communities. The Chorus was founded by Robert Dueck of Stittsville who has a wide variety of musical experience directing numerous community and church choirs. The Chorus began in Sept. 2010 with 12 men and currently involves 31 members. The Goulbourn Male Chorus, whose musical repertoire consists of traditional male chorus selections, spirituals, folk songs, ballads and other choral selections, performs at events around the community and also holds Christmas and spring concerts. See MALE CHORUS, page 29


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Playing guitars at the performance and sing-along by the Goulbourn Male Corus at the Stittsville Villa Retirement Community on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville on Tuesday evening, March 11 are, from left, Gary King, Edward Lascelle and Tom Kobolak, sitting.

Male Chorus sings at Villa Continued from page 28

Members of the Goulbourn Male Chorus currently are Al Neil, Art van Draanen, Barry Read, Chris Morris, David Steventon, Don Snyder, Doug Hall, Edward Lascelle, Etienne Westlake, Fred Boyce, Fred Kuehn, Gary King, Graeme Peterson, Harry Mercer, Ian Glen, Jack Barker, James McIntosh, Jean Aube, Jim Trouten, John Hunter, John McGinn, Laurisse Huijer, Leo Mevel, Martin Edwards, Mike Hogan, Patrick Tang, Paul Therrien, Peter Dykstra, Rene Normandin, Rory MacDiarmid and Tom Kobolak. There will be an opportunity to hear the Goulbourn Male Chorus and to participate in another sing-along experience on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. when the Goulbourn Male Chorus will be the featured performer at the Friday music evening at the Gaia Java Coffee Company Shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville

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1930’s became more parlour games but in the Victorian era, people gave them some credibility. One practice was to peel an apple and then throw the resulting peel over the shoulder. The letter shape in which the peel landed would indicate the name of the person that the thrower was going to marry. At the program at the Richmond library, the peels thrown in this way ended up shaped like the letters “C,” “O,” and “M.” The apples were then cut open and the seeds that could be seen were counted. The number of seeds counted were then checked against a list that determined, or so the belief went, just who the person would marry – a merchant, a lawyer, a rich person, etc. See FORTUNE TELLING, page 31

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Fortune telling from bygone era Continued from page 30

Or if this wasn’t enough fortune telling for you, you could take a couple of the seeds, name each one after a suitor, lick them and stick them on the forehead. The first one to fall off was the name of the person who would become your spouse. Another way that those in the Victorian era told the future was by spinning a top on a board divided into different

sections for such things as “Poor,” “Happy,” “Doctor,” “Farmer,” “Grumpy,” “Rich,” and “Married.” Wherever the spinning top finished up indicated the future for the person. Those at this March break program also learned how to create a secret message through the use of lemon juice on paper. Applying heat to the invisible message makes it appear. The Billings Estate Mu-


seum in Ottawa is one of the city’s museums. It is located in the home built by early settler Braddish Billings in which four generations of the family lived over the years. It was the first framed as opposed to log house in Ottawa. The Billings Estate is now a National Historic Site. Braddish Billings and his wife Lamira Dow Billings who were the first settlers in what was then Gloucester township, were married in 1813.

SVA committee to report on landfill compensation News - The Stittsville Village Association (SVA) has struck a committee to prepare a proposal about the compensation which the community should receive if the proposed Waste Management landfill site on Carp Road goes ahead. The new-closed Carp Road landfill had such a community compensation program covering West Carleton, Stittsville and Kanata. Such programs are found for landfills across the province. The SVA committee will prepare a draft proposal which hopefully will be presented to the SVA Board of Directors at its next monthly meeting. The proposal will also make comments on the amount of security which the city should receive so that the landfill site can be cleaned up if and when there are future problems there after its active lifespan ends. Members of this committee will include SVA immediate past president Marilyn Jenkins, SVA chair Phil Sweetnam, SVA directors Ayah Stretch and David Fairbrother and community member Jim Arsenault who has done some research about such community compensation programs. This committee formation was the result of the matter of community compensation being brought up at the SVA’s meeting on Thursday, March 13 by chair Phil Sweetnam. He noted that the SVA’s longtime position has been in opposition to the new landfill which he was not disputing. However, he thinks that with the provincial approval of the site, the SVA on behalf of the community should start thinking about an appropriate community compensation program in case the landfill does go ahead. “I think we should be at the table that if they are coming, we should look at the best deal offered elsewhere in Ontario,” Mr. Sweetnam said.

Such a community compensation program would be based on a certain number of dollars earmarked for community projects based on a formula of so many dollars per tonne of waste deposited at the landfill. And this can amount to substantial dollars, Mr. Sweetnam pointed out, perhaps as much as $25 million over the course of the landfill’s life. “There’s ample dollars on the table,” he said, reiterating that the community should go for the best deal in Ontario. Mr. Sweetnam also said that because of the bigger effect on Stittsville and its residents than on residents in West Carleton and Kanata North, perhaps the community compensation should not be shared equally by the three community parties but that more should be allocated for Stittsville. Such funds could be used for community enhancements like walking trails, a skateboard park or community programming. It was SVA immediate past president Marilyn Jenkins who brought up about the need for proper securities being in place for the long term cleanup of the landfill site in the future. She said that there needs to be letters of credit put in place by Waste Management that would cover the cost of the landfill cleanup in the future, saying that $50 million would be only a drop in the bucket for such a cleanup and asserting that at some point the landfill will fail and have to be cleaned up. City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, who was in attendance at this SVA meeting, said that the city will be concerned about community compensation and costs related to the long term maintenance of the landfill site and said that the city will be looking for community input on these matters in the near future. He recommended that the SVA present its report, when it is finalized and approved, to the city which will then discuss such issues with Waste Management when it is appropriate.

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News - Shamrocks filled the sky over the Richmond fairgrounds last Saturday night. Or at least it seemed like thousands of shamrocks as fireworks, one after the other, burst against the dark night sky, sending cascades of green twinkling downward in the darkness. Yes, they could have been shamrocks – after all, this was a day where St. Patrick and the Irish were being celebrated. Sure, there were some other colours in this 9:30 p.m. fireworks display climaxing the “Shamrock’n 2014” St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the

Dining Hall at the fairgrounds – some white swizlers, complete with an appropriate noise; some which threw up a stream of different-coloured eye-catchers; some which exploded in a burst of red; but the vast majority of the fireworks burst forth in green. And shamrock-shaped or not, the green said it all – Happy St. Patrick’s Day. There’s more than just wearin’ the green – there’s also watchin’ the green when it comes to fireworks around St. Patrick’s Day. At fireworks time, the temperature hovered at the minus five degrees Celsius mark under a full moon with a chilly wind

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Chris O’Neil, right, of the Drum Café demonstrates how to make the proper rhymthmic sounds with a pair of drum sticks at the drumming session which was held as part of the recent grade seven and eight retreat at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville.

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Huskydome at Sacred Heart becomes ‘Drumdome’

News - The Huskydome gym became the Drumdome for the recent grade 7 & 8 retreat at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville. That’s because it was filled with close to 300 African drums and an equal number of students for two sessions, each one an hour long, during the retreat. And when you get that number of students sitting with that number of drums, it is inevitable that you get a thunderous sound – thanks to student hands playing the drums, encouraged on and led by a trio of drummers from Drum Café, an internationally acclaimed provider of motivational team building that uses interactive African drumming as its teaching vehicle. There was row upon row of chairs set up in the Huskydome gym at the school, each with an African drum with it. And as the students entered the Huskydome for the session (one for grade seven students and a different one for grade eight students), they were able to grab a seat and a drum, eventually filling up just about every seat and immediately joining in with the Drum Café trio on stage which kept up a perpetual drum sound, going on for several minutes, without a word being spoken. Of course, the drumming would have drowned out any vocal messages. Almost halfway through the ses-

sion, Drum Café leader Chris O’Neil halted the drumming as it was time for some brief talking. “Sacred Heart, you guys rock,” were his opening words. He then went on to tell the assembled students that were using the universal language of drumming which allows a person to connect with others as one group with one sound, one beat. He pointed out that people do not exist in isolation but are all interconnected and it is by coming together that success can be achieved. When you hit a note together, he told the group, that’s success. And then the drumming started up together, with the drum sounds filling the gym. There was rapid drumming, slower drumming, rhythmic drumming, clapping and drumming, and on it went. Leader O’Neil then distributed a number of other related instruments which students could use – maracas (rattles), tambourines, drum sticks, egg shakers and so-called frogs. Lots of instruments to shake, rattle and roll with and that’s just what groups of students did as they were given the instruments and invited to the front of the gym to let their musical and dance creativity loose. And then it was over, the hour done. But the students left having experienced what it is to work together with others, how to communicate in ways other than verbal and how

to work in a group setting. Through the universal expression of music and rhythm through drumming, the students discovered that the whole is greater than the sum of its individual parts. And they all left the gym a.k.a. Drumdome having experienced the exhilaration of creating rhythms and music together with others. And while undoubtedly a group exercise, the drumming does allow an individual to express his or her own unique rhythm while playing within the larger musical group. The Drum Café was founded in 1996 in Johannesburg, South Africa. It started as an actual café where

drumming was used in a relaxed environment to break down barriers, inspire people and bring people together. Inspired by the experience of communal drumming in Africa and armed with a passion to unite different groups of people together in South Africa’s post-apartheid era, founder Warren Liebermann ended up developing a team building and entertainment program that has now spread around the world including Canada. But these Drum Café sessions were just one of the sessions which Sacred Heart’s grade seven and eight students experienced in their retreat


Members of the Drum Café trio which played and directed the African drumming session for grade seven students at the recent grade seven and eight retreat at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville are, from left, Chris O’Neil, Jason Nett and Tom Wolfe.



on Tuesday, March 4 which also happened to be Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. In keeping with Shrove Tuesday tradition, the grade seven and eight students were able to begin the day by enjoying a pancake breakfast provided to them in their homerooms. This then led to a day filled with the Drum Café session as well as three other sessions chosen by the individual students on a variety of topics. These sessions which were held in various classrooms and areas of the school such as the chapel ranged in topic from meditation to acting out Bible stories to acceptance to faith in action to Bible quizzing to community building to leadership to helping with development projects in Nicaragua. This retreat for grade seven and eight students at Sacred Heart was organized by the school’s chaplaincy leader Mary Defayette along with arts and religion curriculum leader Anne Potoczny and grade eight teacher Rita Lauricella in addition to numerous student leaders. Members of the Sacred Heart School Council helped with the pancake breakfast. A portion of the funding to meet expenses related to the event came from a Speak Up Grant that was received from the Ontario Ministry of Education.

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Getting ready to drum Chris O’Neil, far right, of the Drum Café addresses the grade seven students of Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville, all ready to play their African drums, at the drumming session which was held as part of the recent grade seven and eight retreat at the school.

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Hockeyville journey over for Richmond

News - The 2014 Kraft Hockeyville journey is over for Richmond. After making it to the top 16 communities in Canada in the competition thanks to a widespread community effort displaying the community’s passion for hockey, Richmond did not make last Saturday’s cut to the top four communities (two in the east and two in the west) as announced on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada at 11:53 p.m. during the second intermission of the second game of the evening’s televised doubleheader, a game between the Phoenix Coyotes and Calgary Flames. Each of the 16 communities announced as moving on in the competition on the previous Saturday night had two days of open unlimited online voting (Sunday and Monday, March 9 and 10), with the results determining the communities which moved on to the final four in the competition. A total of five and a half million votes were cast during this voting period, with the two winning communities in the east being Kingston, Nova Scotia, and Central Bedeque in Prince Edward Island. The two communities in the west which have moved on in the competition are Salmon Arm, B.C. and Sylvan Lake, Alta. But not only did Richmond’s quest to be Kraft Hockevyille 2014 result in lots of community spirit and fun events but by being one of the top 16 communities in Canada, Richmond will be receiving $25,000 for renovations to the dressing rooms at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre in Richmond. Had Richmond moved on to the top four, the community would have been guaranteed $50,000 for arena upgrades. Going on from there to be the “east finalist” would have meant $100,000 in arena upgrades and an opportunity to compete with the “west finalist” for the grand prizes in the competition – the opportunity to host a 2014-2015 National Hockey league pre-season game and to experience a visit from the CBC. These top 16 communities, eight in the “east” and eight in the “west,”

had been chosen by a panel of impartial individuals selected by the competition sponsors. The panel judged each community on the originality of its entry as well as evidence of community spirit and passion for hockey. All other judging in the competition going forward will be via voting. The Richmond community mobilized around a campaign to have Richmond named as Kraft Hockeyville 2014. This resulted not only in numerous stories and submissions leading up to the community’s selection in the “top eight” in the “east” but also has seen a number of special events and activities happen, all promoting Richmond as Hockeyville. There was “HockeyFest” at the Creekside Gardens outdoor rink on Saturday, Feb. 8, with the Ottawa Senators Alumni meeting the Ottawa Police squad and the Richmond juvenile team facing off against the coaches. Then there was a pancake breakfast at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre hall to watch the Olympic gold medal game in men’s hockey which was shown on a hall wall. This was followed up with an impromptu parade through the village, promoting Richmond as Hockeyville, a chilling polar bear dip in the Jock River and then a spaghetti dinner at the arena hall on Saturday, March 8 when the top 16 results were announced on Hockey Night in Canada. The spaghetti dinner was visited by city of Ottawa mayor Jim Watson and attracted a huge crowd. There was not only great spaghetti, thanks in part to the homemade spaghetti sauce made by the ladies of St. Paul’s United Church, but also great hoopla as the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast was shown and there was that moment just before 9 p.m. when it was confirmed that Richmond had made it through to the top 16 in Canada and the top 8 in the “east.” Other Richmond is Hockeyville initiatives saw round hay bales set up at several locations in the village, proclaiming Richmond as Hockeyville and urging support. These bales appeared along Perth Street just east of the arena where three bales were set up around a pickup truck with messages such as “Honk for

Hockeyville,” “Richmond is Hockeyville” and a reminder of the nowpast voting from March 8-10. There were also similar bales at Royals Restaurant, Tony’s Chip Wagon, at the former Dr. Fitz-Gerald home on McBean Street and at the corner of Hamilton Street and McBean Street. Besides these hay bale placements, numerous signs supporting Richmond as Hockeyville sprouted up in evidence around the community – along Huntley Road at the entrance to Richmond Lions Park, along Perth Street at the front of the Richmond Marketplace plaza (King’s Your Independent Grocer), at Bob and Lynn’s Service Centre on Perth Street, in front of the Richmond Memorial Community Centre itself, at Kinkade Konstruction on Perth Street, and at the Richmond fire hall. And these large signs are augmented by numerous smaller signs and posters all throughout the community.

The top eight in the “east bracket” of this year’s Kraft Hockeyville 2014 competition included not only Richmond and the Richmond Memorial Community Centre but also the Leo Boivin Community Centre in Prescott, the Beeton Community Memorial Arena in Beeton, the South Huron Recreation Centre in Exeter, all of which are in Ontario, the Arena du Plateau in Chicoutimi, Quebec, the Credit Union Centre in Kingston, Nova Scotia, the Amherst Stadium in Amherst, Nova Scotia, and the Bedeque & Area Recreation Centre in Bedeque, P.E.I. The top eight in the “west bracket” of the competition were the Shaw Center in Salmon Arm, B.C., the Marrysville Arena in Marysville, B.C., the Sun Bowl Arena in Osoyoos, B.C., the Medican Multi-plex in Sylvan Lake, B.C., the Bruderheim Hockey Arena in Bruderheim, Alta., the Akinsdale & Kinex Arenas

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Randy Clouthier had the men’s high score at the euchre at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville on Tuesday, March 11. Tony Bifolchi was the runner-up for the men at this euchre. Bobby McGillvray had the ladies high score with Marjorie Bifolchi placing second. Garnet Vaughn had the most lone hands. Mike O’Connell had the hidden score while Ann King had the low score.

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Dance raising funds for new hospice Special to the News

News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tickets are on sale for the dance coming up at the Lions Hall in Stittsville on Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m., with the Ottawa Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Smokey Rose providing the music. The dance is being held as a fundraiser in support of Hospice Care Ottawa and its capital campaign for the new Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice that will hopefully become a reality in Kanata by 2016. Smokey Rose originally consisted of the duo of Darlene Thibault and Lee Hodgkinson with Ed Ashton joining the duo in 2010, adding an extra layer of sound with his bass playing and vocal talents. Smokey Rose has been performing traditional and contemporary country music throughout the Ottawa Valley since 1996. In June 2006, Smokey Rose released its debut CD full of country classics. Smokey Rose has close to 200 songs in its repertoire, so you know that there will be a variety of great country music at the March 29 dance. Tickets for the dance at $10 per person are available by phoning 613-836-4964 or 613-

838-5007. Besides the dancing and the music, there will also be a silent auction held in conjunction with the dance. You may just find something in this auction that you have been looking for. There will also be door prizes and a sale of homemade pies. There will also be a homemade lap quilt that will be going home from the dance with someone. In addition, a light lunch will be available at 11:30 p.m. What a deal and all for just $10 per person and with the funds raised going to a great cause. Hospice Care Ottawa, which now looks after hospice care in the Ottawa area following its creation with the amalgamation of the Hospice at May Court and Friends of Hospice Ottawa, has entered into a partnership with the Bruyere Foundation to raise $6 million to develop the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice at a site on McCurdy Drive in Kanata, formerly the home of the Trinity Presbyterian Church. The Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice will be a ten bed residential hospice and day hospice, providing end-of-life care and support to those in need of such care.

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News - Know of someone in the Stittsville community whom you think does a lot in the community and deserves some recognition for it? Well, your opportunity to do something about it is now here as the nomination period for the Stittsville Appreciation Awards is now open. This nomination period runs through until Sunday, April 20. This will all lead to the presentation evening on Wednesday, May 14 when the Stittsville Appreciation Awards will be presented. Everyone who is nominated is honoured at this presentation evening. There are four major awards which will be presented at the ceremony on May 14th: the

Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year Award will go to an individual who best exemplifies community involvement and participation; the Senior of the Year Award will go to a senior citizen who has made a significant and longstanding contribution to the community; the Youth of the Year Award will be presented to a youth member of the community who has contributed leadership or who has done volunteer service, has served as a peer example or has overcome personal challenges or has responded positively in an emergency situation; and the Business of the Year Award will go to a Stittsville business which has contributed significantly to the quality of life in the community.

Nomination forms can now be found on the website of city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri who is the host for these Stittsville Appreciation Awards and who organizes this recognition program. His website can be found at www.shadqadri. com. The form can be filled out online or can be printed with the completed form then being dropped off at councillor Qadriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ward office at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex or mailed to his office at Ottawa city hall at 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1. Nominations should include a detailed written submission outlining when a particular individual or business is being nominated.



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What a way to end season for Novice B6 Sens! Special to the News


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Liam Joseph, Maverick Hayes, Danny Stewart, Ben Keogh, Spencer Evans, Hunter Evans and Yonas Shapiro; second row, from left, Connor Davis, Trent Ladouceur, William Puncher, Cameron McGarry, Ben Harvey, Jacob Selway and Parker Evans; and, back row, from left, coaches Ian Hayes, David Joseph, Rob Stewart, Sharon Joseph and Jamie McGarry. Missing from the picture is player Ryan Nikopour who could not attend the March 7-9 weekend tournament.

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Sports - The Stittsville Novice B6 Sens ended the season with a bang! It was a gold medal bang as the Novice B6 team won the championship medal round in the annual Kingston Hockey Association Tournament on the weekend of March 7-9. And what a win! Victories in five straight games including three by shutout thanks to goalie Chaz Church-Grant. And all of the players just playing their hearts out to be able to finish off the season with gold! The Novice B6 team started off its winning ways in a Friday game against the Cumberland Dukes and then continued on the Saturday, beating the Nepean Gladiators 3-2 after falling behind 1-0. However, a goal by Ben Keogh tied up the game and Stittsville then went on to win. Another victory on Saturday afternoon meant that the Stittsville Novice B6 Sens were off to the playoff round on the Sunday. And Sunday was golden for the Stittsville Novice B6 Sens as the team won the championship medal round, becoming tournament champs. What an effort it was throughout the tournament for this Novice B6 team! There was Danny Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rush from the red line which earned him the nickname Yvan Cournoyer a.k.a. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Road Runner.â&#x20AC;? And then there was Maverick Hayesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stellar moves right from a centre ice faceoff, scoring two goals back-to-back inside 30 seconds. Or what about Jacob Selwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charging playing style, peppering the opposition net. Then there were great defensive moves by Spencer Evans who then carried the puck through centre ice

Sports - Canada won gold in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey at the recent Sochi Olympic Games. This may have sparked an interest in hockey among girls in the community and their parents. But how to get involved with local girls hockey and, more importantly, how to try out the game to see if it is something that a youngster would like to pursue? Well, an opportunity to do just

and into the offensive zone, blasting puck and after at the net. William Puncher defended his zone like a brick house, a stalwart at the blue line. Connor Davis a.k.a. Digger consistently came up with the puck in the corner even when going up against players twice his size. He never gave up. Trent Ladouceur, Ben Harvey and Cameron McGarry used their stickhandling skills to keep the other team guessing where the puck was going to end up. And what about Yonas Shapiro, a new addition to the team from the affiliated C team, who scored two goals in the tournament. Parker (call him â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lightingâ&#x20AC;?) Evans directed shot after shot to the net and always kept the puck moving in the opposition zone. Liam Joseph and Hunter Evans continued their tenacious play from a season in which they played both wing and defence. In the tournament, they both got puck out of the defensive zone all throughout the tournament. Parents and fans at the tournament saw Stittsville Novice B6 Sens fearlessly guard their blue line, make backhand passes to teammate and take tough hits to get the puck into the oppositionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end. All of this combined to create winning, championship hockey while also creating lots of great memories of just a superb hockey weekend. The only thing missing in all of this for the Stittsville Novice B6 Sens was player Ryan Nikopour who was unable to attend the tournament. He was missed by his teammates and coaches. that is coming up as the Goulbourn Girls Hockey Association (GGHA) is holding an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Open Houseâ&#x20AC;? on Saturday, March 29 from 4:15 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. at the Matt Bradley Arena at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. This is a chance for any girls who would like to get out on the ice and try out the game of hockey can do so free of charge. In addition, there will be lots of information available for parents about the programs offered by the Goulbourn Girls Hockey Association.

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Stittsville Food Bank AGM Rooke, Barbara Cordukes, Shelley Brown, Paula Farrell and Joanne Ilkiw. The Stittsville Food Bank is entirely run by volunteers. Besides those who serve on the Board of Directors, there are about 50 volunteers who collect, organize and distribute the donated food items. The Stittsville Food Bank relies entirely on the local community for food and monetary donations. Food donations can be dropped off at any of the several food drop-off bins located through the community such as those at Brown’s Your Independent Grocer, Stittsville Sobeys, Giant Tiger, Food Basics, Walmart at Terry Fox Drive and Fernbank Road, Holy Spirit Catholic Church and outside city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri’s ward office at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Monetary donations are also most welcome. They can be made by sending a cheque to the Stittsville Food Bank, P.O. Box 878, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B1. The Stittsville Food Bank is a registered charitable organization and tax receipts will be issued for monetary donations

provided a name and return address are supplied with the donation. Donations can also be made online by visiting and indicate that the donation is for the Stittsville Food Bank. You can also direct a donation made to the United Way

This Christmas hamper program helps Food Bank clients celebrate the holidays. Hampers are assembled by Food Bank volunteers including festive food items, a gift card and gifts for children 16 years of age and youngster. These children’s gifts are donated by local churches. The Stittsville Food Bank also provides seasonal hampers to clients at both Easter and Thanksgiving as well.


Members of the Board of Directors of the Stittsville Food Bank for the coming year are, front row, seated, from left, directors Barbara Cordukes and Paula Farrell; vice-chair Ayah Stretch; treasurer Wayne Beaten; and director Laurie Scheer; and, back row, standing, from left, immediate past chair Robin Derrick; directors Lynn Rooke and Jamie-Lynn McLaughlin, chair Theresa Qadri, and directors Joanne Ilkiw and Ferzana Qadri. Missing from the picture are secretary Cindy Beauchamp and director Shelley Brown.

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News - The Stittsville Food Bank held its annual general meeting earlier in the year than previously. In past years, the Food Bank’s annual general meeting has happened in May but this year the Food Bank moved the meeting up to February, holding it on Monday, Feb. 24. But other than the change of date for the annual general meeting, there were not many other changes related to the annual general meeting. Longtime director Gert Brown retired from the Board of Directors, with her contribution to the Food Bank recognized with a presentation from the Board. But the Board of Directors remains as it was except for the departure of Ms. Brown. Theresa Qadri remains as chair of the Food Bank Board of Directors with Ayah Stretch continuing as vice-chair. Wayne Beaten remains as treasurer while Cindy Beauchamp will continue as secretary. Robin Derrick remains on the Board of Directors as the immediate past chair while Directors include Ferzana Qadri, Laurie Scheer, JamieLynn McLaughlin, Lynn

ada work together to hold a “Fill the Bus” food drive at Brown’s Your Independent Grocer in Stittsville. An OC Transpo bus is parked at the entrance to the store where volunteers accept donations of food items and cash. This “Fill the Bus” food drive allows the Stittsville Food Bank to acquire many of the food items that are included in the Christmas hampers which it distributes to clients.

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Reasons to think about summer now Lifestyle - While it may seem like spring has just sprung, summer will be here before you know it. According to the education experts at Oxford Learning, that means that it’s time to start thinking about summer learning plans. “Summer learning is a critical – and often overlooked – part of students’ learning. By planning for summer learning now, parents will help their children avoid the summer learning brain drain,” says Nick Whitehead, founder and CEO of Oxford

Learning. He offers these five reasons why planning for summer learning this spring is so important: 1. Summer is going to be here soon. Spring may have just begun, but before long, students will be studying for exams and handing in their final term projects, which means that it’s not too early to think about what kids are going to be doing this summer. 2. Summer can undo what children are learning right now. Without maintaining

learning momentum and study skills over the summer break, students easily forget everything they’re working hard to learn right now, which means that next year, students need to repeat the same workbooks and materials they are learning right now. 3. Summer can have an impact on how children learn next year. After a summer off, it can take kids up to three months to get back into the swing of learning. That represents a huge amount of wasted learning oppor-

tunities, and it means that students are not up to their potential from as early as the first day back to class. 4. Kids want to learn in the summer. Research in summer learning studies shows that 56 per cent of students want to be involved in a summer program that helps them keep up with summer schoolwork or prepare for the next grade. 5. Summer programs fill up fast. Most programs are already accepting applications and taking reservations for summer enrolment. Schools, camps, and

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choice. If your children want to spend one or more weeks in different surroundings, a summer camp would be ideal. Outdoor activities, hiking trips, excursions, cultural outings and meeting new friends will give them a complete change of scene. Nights spent in a dormitory or in a tent will be another unique experience. Perhaps your children prefer to have fun with friends during the day and come home in the evening. If so, a summer spent at a day camp would be just the thing. They can join in organized games, go on supervised visits to tourist attractions and

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Lifestyle - Does your child love the visual arts or maybe expeditions into the wilderness? Is he a sports fanatic? Specialized summer camps will give him the chance to discover a whole new world, broaden his knowledge and develop his talents. Specialized camps offer activities for all ages and all tastes. For a week or more, depending on the organization, young people can participate in exciting programs involving them in enriching activities within a stimulating and friendly envi-

ronment. Whether it involves excursions into the wilderness, an immersion course in a foreign language, a science or music camp, team sports or outdoor activities, there’s something to suit everyone. Along with these specialized activities, summer camps also offer events that involve all the campers, outings and cultural visits. The staff also plans alternative activities just in case Mother Nature doesn’t co-operate. Staffed by professionals and

students, specialized camps can also offer young people the opportunity to develop abilities in areas in which they could one day build a career. These young people acquire a broader knowledge and understanding of many different subjects. Their camp experience is something they will never forget. Reservations have to be made early in the year as these specialized summer camps are very popular and the number of places often limited. So now is the time to make your choice.

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vided? Is the lunch program optional or mandatory? • What do you do on rainy days? Are your facilities airconditioned? • Do the children swim every day? What are your rules for supervision at the pool? Is there a wading pool for young campers? • What is included in the price of camp? Do you take any field trips? Do you offer any discounts for multiple registration, multiple weeks? • Can you provide a list of references or testimonials? Word of mouth is the best reference. Ask around and find out where other parents are sending their children. • How are different age

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Summer camps offer something for everyone Lifestyle - Winter still holds us in its icy grip, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already time to start planning for summer camp. Sleep-away camp is a character-building experience for children who are ready for it. If you want your child to attend camp when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s convenient for your summer schedule, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to get busy now and reserve a space early. Because summer camps are increasingly in demand, take the time to do some research and see what kind of camp will best suit your child. There is a lot to choose from, so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to end up sending him or her to just any camp simply be-

cause itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one where they still have some places left. It is essential to take into account the interests of your children in order for them to have an enjoyable and enriching experience. There are conventional camps, which offer a wide range of outdoor activities and group games. Other camps offer special interest activities, such as specific sports, visual arts, music, cooking, or even the sciences, including astronomy. The length of stay can also vary. Some parents prefer to stick with day camps or short stays so their children wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get homesick. Others opt to send

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Learn to cook at camp Lifestyle - If your children would like to try camp this summer, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have lots to choose from, with camp themes ranging from traditional nature-based activities to specialized ones. If learning something new and unusual appeals to them, they can choose a camp that matches their interests. Cooking camp, for example, is a great option for children interested in the culinary arts. HEALTH

There are so many good reasons for learning to cook.

At this type of camp, your children will learn to appreciate one of the great pleasures of life while learning to eat healthily. Cooking a real meal teaches a child to follow a balanced diet that contains less fat, salt, and sugar than processed foods. AUTONOMY

Going to cooking camp also helps children develop autonomy, as they discover new foods and different cooking techniques. They also learn to use utensils safely and follow

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Every camp tackles a variety of culinary themes. There might be lessons on day-today cooking; French, Italian, or Asian cuisines; pastry making; and other specialties. The children prepare simple recipes, but they also discover some famous chefsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; secrets. TASTING

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Ontario Parks suggests summer campers book now Lifestyle - Ontario Parks is suggesting campers take advantage of its five-month booking window and book their summer camping vacations now. More than 12,000 park campsites were booked by the end of January. Numbers continue to rise steadily with over 35,000 reservations processed at the time of this update. According to park officials, campgrounds at popular provincial parks like Sandbanks, Killbear and Pinery fill up quickly for summer holiday weekends.

Staff offer suggestions for getting a campsite in popular parks or for alternate locations with availability in this Park Blog post: www.parkreports. com/parksblog/?p=3265. To book an Ontario Parks campsite, visit reservations at PDF copies of the new 2014 Parks Guide can be downloaded from the website. More park information sources are included below: â&#x20AC;˘ Campers often use the park locator tool on the Ontario Parks website for trip planning. It searches parks by facilities, services and activi-

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Summer options for budding horseback riders Lifestyle - Are you looking for something unique for your children to do this summer? An outdoors activity, where they’ll get lots of fresh air and exercise but will also feel as if they’re on vacation? What you need is an equestrian camp. Your children are sure to love riding camp, whether they’re beginner or expert riders. Generally speaking, these camps are accessible to children of all levels of skill and experience. Children are assessed and placed into small groups that

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At riding camp, some or all of the following activities will keep your children busy throughout the day: riding lessons, equestrian techniques, learning to care for and prepare horses, games, trail rides, and complementary outdoor activities. Some establishments even organize an equestrian show at the end of the

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Academy gives young rookies an excing introducon into the world of police and ďŹ re service as well as paramedics. In the Adventure Academy itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about the outdoors with programs in hiking, nature, survival, and climbing. On the science side thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing geeky about sessions in photography, robocs, television producon, or eco-zoo.

Dovercourt opened in 1987 thanks to the hard work of countless volunteers and the Dovercourt Recreaon Associaon. They are part of the City of Oawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recreaon program but maintain the ďŹ&#x201A;exibility to tailor their programs to ďŹ t the needs of their parcipants. They welcome children of all ages and interests and all of their program staďŹ&#x20AC; are trained and cerďŹ ed in High-FiveÂŽ: Healthy Child Development (to learn more visit www.highďŹ, standard ďŹ rst-aid, and CPR. In fact, Dovercourt is Eastern Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only High-FiveÂŽ accredited organizaon. And of course all of Dovercourt staďŹ&#x20AC; members have completed a police record check.

Dovercourt services so much more than their local Westboro area. Being well connected to major transportaon and transit corridors means commung parents can drop their children oďŹ&#x20AC; on the way to work and pick them up on the way home. But be warned, when parents ďŹ nd out how much fun their kids have at Dovercourt and how much it has to oďŹ&#x20AC;er adults, some have been tempted to play hooky from work to reward themselves. Many commuters from outside the Oawa/Ganeau region ďŹ nd Dovercourt more convenient than their own home neighbourhood facilies. On site, Dovercourt has a great variety of spaces and resources including an amazing swimming pool.

With Dovercourt itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not really fair to label their summer programs with the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;day-campâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tag. They truly have the feel and experience of a tradional overnight camp. It starts with the staďŹ&#x20AC; and counselors. Almost all of them were Dovercourt campers themselves once and they remember how to insll an atmosphere of fun and adventure into every event. They ensure every child gets involved, no one is le on the sidelines and the result is a sense of belonging that makes memories to last a lifeme.

To discover all Dovercourt has to oďŹ&#x20AC;er your family log onto today. Their website has a complete lisng of upto-date program guides, including a parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guide that takes all the guesswork out of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s required and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s included. Online registraon is quick and easy and friendly knowledgeable team leaders are available at 613-798-8950 to answer any quesons. Why sele for the ordinary when a world of adventure is waing?

Lifestyle - Even though weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just at the beginning of spring, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already time to think about the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long summer holidays. Among the myriad possibilities available, day camps organized by municipalities or private organizations are very popular choices. As soon as the school year ďŹ nishes, the children can get together for a program packed with activities. Lasting from ďŹ ve days to six or seven weeks, the day camp allows participants to enjoy

In the Youth Zone, day and night camps are oďŹ&#x20AC;ered in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Just Guysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; categories with a strong focus on inclusion, teamwork, and leadership. In fact Dovercourt feels so strongly about developing young leaders that they oďŹ&#x20AC;er camps in volunteering and leadership! There are camps for preschoolers and programs for school-age kids. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s literally something for every interest, every schedule, and every budget.

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the outdoors while getting involved in supervised activities. If you decide on a camp lasting several weeks, you can pay for as many weeks as you choose depending on your own vacation. In municipalities, the program often follows a speciďŹ c theme which evolves over the summer. The children meet every day in the school yard or in a park where they participate in many different games. Indoor activities are orga-

Get the whole Ottawa story! Visit our 11 community museums Fun, easy to find and affordable With a lot of great hands-on activities that kids of all ages love

nized during periods of rain. Camp programs often include time for swimming in outdoor pools or lakes as well as trips to tourist attractions and other interesting sites. Normally, children still at primary school are grouped according to their age. Traditionally, the day camp adventure ďŹ nishes with a big party to remember the highlights of the summer and for everyone to say their goodbyes. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Metro Creative Graphics


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Variety is the key at Dovercourt. Their summer camps run the gamut from A to Z. They have visual, culinary and performing arts programs, sports of all types including swimming, paddle-boarding (new this year), and lifeguard training. The 911 Rescue

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MARY COOK Mary Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memories Lifestyle - No matter what ailed you, there was a treatment for it, right there on the farm. Only when you were seriously afflicted, did you call old Dr. Murphy, who made house calls, to come out from Renfrew, a twelve-anda-half-mile trip each way.

Onions were a cure-all according to Mrs. Beam

But you had to be in dire straits indeed because his fee was $2 or a couple of freshly plucked chickens and a batch of hot out-of-the oven sticky buns. If you broke a leg, or suffered a serious malady, you were taken in to his office, where the fee was only a dollar.


Chicken pox, measles, whooping cough, or a very bad cold were not considered serious enough to warrant a call to Dr. Murphy. If Mother couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t handle it, Mrs. Beam was called in. She had a cure for everything, and most of them centred around the use of onions, a good dose of onions. Mrs. Beam believed in the healing power of onions. It was fortunate we had a good supply, piled in the cellar in bags. And no one questioned Mrs. Beam. Emerson, who hated her onion cures as much as the rest of us, was sure she would put a hex on you if you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t adhere to her advice, which would ultimately lead to your untimely death. And so we endured what became known as Mrs. Beamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cure all: the onion treatment. She also thought it best to ward off future diseases before they started, and of course that meant lots of onions. Not cooked. Oh no. Raw, right out of the bag. Early in the winter, Mother was advised to cut them into quarters, put them in a soup bowl, and put them inches from every bed in the house. Father was the only one who believed this would keep the house free of germs. Mother tried it one day in early winter, and I took a sneezing fit in bed the first night and had to get up, Emerson said he was going to throw up, and Audrey took her next-morning clothes and hung them behind the kitchen door downstairs. That nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chopped up onions were added to the pig feed the next day. But we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to get off that easy. While most people had their chests slathered with Vickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s VapoRub when they got a cold, we wore a little flannelette packet tied around our necks with string, and filled with chopped onions! The first day we had to wear the packets to the Northcote School, we smelled like a pot of Irish stew, and everyone knew Mrs. Beam had been called in for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;treatment.â&#x20AC;? It could have been a social disaster, but Mrs. Beam had gotten to a few other households

which were threatened with some dastardly disease only onions could keep at bay. We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only ones reeking at the Northcote School. However, Miss Crosby finally had her fill of the one-room school house smelling to high heaven, and she sent a note home with every pupil asking that the children stick to Vickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s VapoRub and leave the onions for the stew-pot. Using Mrs. Beamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treatment at home was one thing, but bringing it into the Northcote School was quite another. The common cold, or what was called the grippe, was never considered a serious ailment. However, measles, and whooping cough were a different matter. Those two meant missing school until either the rash left you, or you stopped coughing. In either case, Mrs. Beam was called in. And once again, the onion treatment came into play. She would check to make sure a soup bowl of chopped onions was beside your bed if it was the measles that kept you home. It got to the point where even Mother doubted the merit of the common onion in treating an illness. Instead, she made sure that just about everything she cooked for our meals had a good dose of onions chopped up in it. No longer was there any such thing as a fried egg without onions, boiled turnips had onions added to the pot, and onions in a cream sauce appeared at least once or twice a week. Father thought anything Mrs. Beam said, or what she handed out as treatment, was right up there with scripture. Just like the time she said she had a cure for lumbago, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another story waiting to be told. Interested in an electronic version of Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books? Go to for e-book purchase details or if you would like a hard copy, contact Mary at

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Cream of parsnip soup is smooth and decadent

Tea, bazaar in Ashton

Foodland Ontario

News - The Ashton United Church Women are hosting a tea and bazaar this Saturday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church in the heart of Ashton. A cold plate, dinner rolls, dessert, tea and coffee will be served - $9 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. Everyone is welcome.

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Lifestyle - Velvety smooth, this decadent-tasting creamy soup is a great way to introduce your friends and family to the wonderful world of parsnips. Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: about 30 minutes. Serves six and makes about 1.5 L (six cups). Ingredients * 15 ml (1 tbsp) each butter and vegetable oil * Two onions, diced * 500 g (1 lb) parsnips, scrubbed and sliced into 1 cm (1/2-inch) thick coins * 5 ml (1 tsp) dried rosemary leaves * 500 ml (2 cups) sodium-reduced chicken broth * 500 ml (2 cups) 5 per cent cream * Salt and pepper Preparation In large saucepan, melt butter with oil over medium heat; cook onions, stirring often for five to seven minutes or until softened and golden brown. Add parsnips and rosemary; cook, stirring for one minute. Add broth and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until parsnips are very soft. Add cream, stirring well. In a blender, puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Return to heat if cooled down, or serve right away. (The dish can be made one day in advance and reheated over low heat.)

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Friendship Club luncheon Carole Herbert and Helen James Special to the News

Open Table moves up a week Special to the News

News - The next Open Table community dinner in Stittsville is happening earlier than usual in April. The Open Table community dinner usually takes place on the third Saturday of the month but the third Saturday of April this year is Easter Saturday. This means that members of the congregation will be involved with other things that weekend and so the Open Table community dinner is going to be held on the second Saturday of the month, namely Saturday, April

12. It will be an Easter dinner with the doors opening at 4:30 p.m. and the dinner being served at 5 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this Open Table community dinner. The meal is free although freewill donations will be accepted. The Open Table community dinner takes place at St. Thomas Anglican Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carleton Cathcart Street in Stittsville.

News – The next monthly luncheon of the Friendship Club will take place on Wednesday, March 26 at 12 noon at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Legion, the luncheon will cost $15 per person as usual. The menu will include ham, scalloped potatoes, salad, dessert and tea or coffee. Entertainment at the luncheon will be provided by Jeanette Hamilton. Those planning to attend should contact Rosemary at 613-836-6354 or Carole at 613-831-9132 by this Friday, March 21 to reserve a place at the luncheon. Friendship Club activities at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena are shuffleboard on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. (contact Shirley at 613-831-2712); carpet bowling on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (contact Helen at 613-836-6766); and bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m. (contact Lorraine at 613-599-3297). Friendship Club activities at the Pretty Street Community Centre are exercise on Mondays at 10 a.m. (contact Helen at 613-836-6766); bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m. (contact Ray at 613-836-6363); and euchre on Fridays at 7 p.m. (contact Heather at 613-838-2743). Membership inquiries should be directed to Lorraine at 613-599-3297.

feta & spinach

Fresh & Ready to Cook Great for every day or entertaining, our stuffed chicken is made fresh and ready to cook. Available at our meat service counter in six delicious flavours, try this week’s feature chicken breast stuffed with baby spinach, fresh garlic and a blend of feta and asiago cheese. Pop in the oven and dinner’s ready!



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Richmond Public School students make a difference Special to the News

News - They were inspired to make a difference and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just what they did. After hearing a presentation by a representative from the international charity and youth movement â&#x20AC;&#x153;Free the Children,â&#x20AC;? Richmond Public School students Kory Menard and Elle Spencer decided to take the message that no matter what your age, you can make a difference in the world to heart. With the help of their friends Curtis Hermans, Jeffrey Meier, Jacob Smith, James Sample and Connor Cummings, they organized a fundraising bake sale at Creekside Gardens during Richmondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hockeyville events there on Saturday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 9, with the goal of using the funds raised to benefit children in the community. They ended up raising $265, with $200 being donated to Canadian Tireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jumpstart program to pay for one childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey season and the remainder of the money being donated to Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Love To Skateâ&#x20AC;? charity. For showing this initiative and making a difference, these students were honoured at a recent assembly at Richmond

Public School, with teacher Michelle Talbot presenting them with certificates recognizing them as Richmond Public School Ambassadors of Social Responsibility. It was as part of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s involvement with Free the Children and its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Me to Weâ&#x20AC;?

program that the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grade four and five students heard a presentation by Alexandra Phizicky from Free the Children. She encouraged the students to become active citizens working for both local and global change. She noted

that students at Richmond Public School were already taking action to help others both locally and internationally through such initiatives as the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent â&#x20AC;&#x153;Post-It for the Philippinesâ&#x20AC;? fundraiser as well as the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual food drive for the Richmond

Food Bank. Ms. Phizicky reminded the students that no matter what your age, you can make a difference in the world. Free the Children, founded in 1995 by Canadian human rights advocate Craig Kielburger, specializes in sustain-

able development initiatives in countries such as Ecuador, Haiti, Kenya, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone and India. Free the Children also runs educational programs and campaigns in developed countries with the aim of empowering youth to become socially engaged.


Richmond Public School students who were honoured at a recent assembly for raising $265 for the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program and Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Love To Skateâ&#x20AC;? charity by holding a bake sale at Creekside Gardens in Richmond are, from left, Connor Cummings, Jeffrey Meier, James Sample, Curtis Hermans, Kory Menard, Elle Spence and Jacob Smith.



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Service and Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Services at 9:00 & 10:45 am

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Youth Group, Nursery & Sunday School, Open Table Dinner 3rd Saturday of the month at 5pm

SUNDAY MASS TIMES Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am Monsignor Joseph Muldoon, Pastor

Sunday and weekday Bible studies see our website for times and locations

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OUR SINCERE THANKS CARROLL The family of the late Tom Carroll would like to express sincere and heartfelt thanks to our friends, relatives, neighbours and extended families for their condolences, cards, flowers, mass offerings, visits, e-mails, on-line condolences, phone calls, charitable donations and food received during this difficult time. Special thanks to Father Virgil Amirthakumar, Father Frank Scott and Father Gerard Monaghan for presiding over the funeral mass. Our grateful thanks and deep appreciation is extended to family friend Deacon Des Adam for his kind words of Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. Many thanks to grandsons Blair, Corey, Dwight, Cody, Matthew, Brett, Trent and Tyler for being Pallbearers; granddaughters Lisa and Sarah for their words of remembrance; Kelsie, Emma and Rachel for the video tribute. The readings were read by Helen Artelle and Joseph Pinch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our special thanks to them. Thanks to John Tollman for ringing the church bell. Special thanks to Joan Yeldon for reading the closing poem, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Close the Gateâ&#x20AC;?. Our very special thanks to a wonderful group of musicians and friends - Terry Kelly, Allan Stewart, Glenn Silverson, Bill McQuitty, Bruce Wilson, Ray Lowe, Leo Scissons, Clarence Bowes and Irene McCloskey who paid tribute to Tom with their lovely music before and during the funeral service. My most sincere thanks to all the kind people whom I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know by name that helped Tom in any way at the Clayton dance before the ambulance arrived, and to John and Muriel Henry for taking our car to Almonte. We are truly grateful to Reg and Josh Gamble of the Gamble Funeral Home and their compassionate staff for their professional services. Many thanks to the nurses and doctors at the Almonte General Hospital, for their special care given to Tom during his final days. Sincere thanks to the Irish Hills Golf and Country Club for preparing and serving the lunch at the reception.

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News - The Goulbourn Township Historical Society is planning an armchair walk along 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 Goulbourn Township 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 Goulbourn Township 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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News - Ballet came to Richmond on Wednesday, March 12. It came in the form of four dancers from Ballet Jorgen Canada who presented a Ballet 101 program at the Richmond branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Ballet Jorgen Canada dancers who were at the Richmond library were Sarah Koekkoek, 22, who has been dancing since she was eight years old; Heather Lumsden-Ruegg, 24, who has been dancing since she was 12 years old; Kirill Poselyanov, 19, who is from Russia and has been dancing since he was 11 years old; and Gabriel Ritzmann who is from Brazil and who started dancing when he was 8 years old. At their presentation, the dancers tried to share with the audience the joys of ballet. The presentation began with three of the dancers demonstrating how ballet dancers start their day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; doing exercises, usually for an hour and a half, while holding onto a wooden bar for support. At the Richmond library, the dancers used chairs instead of a bar.

Dancer Sarah Koekkoek gave a commentary of what the dancers were doing as they demonstrated their bar exercises. It was explained that the movements being done get bigger and faster and higher as the dancer warms up. The various positions for a dancer to hold the feet, with



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Four dancers from Ballet Jorgen Canada who presented a Ballet 101 program at the Richmond branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Wednesday, March 12 are, on the left, Gabriel Ritzmann holding Sarah Koekkoek and, on the right, Kirill Poselyanov holding Heather Lumsden-Ruegg.

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While the Ballet Jorgen Canada production of Romeo and Juliet at the Centrepointe Theatre in Nepean on Saturday, March 29 will remain true to the original story as written by William Shakespeare, this Ballet Jorgen Canada production will focus on creating a clear journey into this classic story by using the magical world of ballet.

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News - Spring is coming. It must be as there is a “Leap Into Spring” event coming up in Richmond this Saturday, March 22. This is a dinner, dance and silent auction that is being held this Saturday, March 22 at the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall on Fowler Street in Richmond. It will get underway with cocktails and a cash bar at 6 p.m., to be followed by a ham dinner at 6:30 p.m. Things will then wrap up with dancing to music provided by a disc jockey from Moorhouse Media Tech. And don’t forget, there will also be a silent auction where you might just find that sought-after item. Tickets at $18 per person can be purchased by contacting Marsha at 613-838-3514 or via email at or Nancy at 613-838-5032 or via email at or Mary Sue at 613838-4409 or via email at Tickets can be reserved for pick up at the door on the evening of the event.


Another way of telling the story is through the costumes that are worn which allows the audience to figure out who the character is and what he or she is doing in the ballet. Other aids to telling a story in ballet are the backdrops or scenery used and also the music which can help the audience understand what is going on. Scenes from Romeo and Juliet and other sample performances were done by the dancers to show how movements, costumes and music can be used to convey a story or develop a character. Some ballet lifts were demonstrated and dancers Heather Lumsden-Ruegg and Gabriel Ritzmann performed a scene from a children’s ballet that involved the wearing of scary masks. The youth in the audience were given the opportunity to wear the masks and try to be some sort of scary beast, with appropriate movements and growling noises. A draw for two tickets to the upcoming performance of Romeo and Juliet by the Ballet Jorgen Canada at the Centrepointe Theatre in Nepean on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. was held at this ballet presentation at the Richmond library. The Richmond library branch is one of several Ottawa Public library branches which Ballet Jorgen Canada visited last week to make a Ballet 101 presentation and also to tell about the Ballet Jorgen Canada upcoming performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Centrepointe Theatre on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. Ballet Jorgen Canada, based in Toronto, has for over 25 years sought to advance the art and appreciation of ballet in Canada through performances, educational experiences and outreach programs. Ballet Jorgen Canada’s educational activities range from a long time collaboration with George Brown

College in Toronto to elementary school programming that brings ballet to youth across the country. It also has outreach programming and holds various workshops and classes. Ballet Jorgen Canada gives over 120 performances a year, taking ballet to a wide range of rural, urban and inner city communities across Canada.


Ballet 101 in Richmond Two and a half year old Elena Mann, centre, attends the Ballet 101 program at the Richmond branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Wednesday afternoon, March 12 presented by dancers from Ballet Jorgen Canada including Sarah Koekkoek, left, and Heather LumsdenRuegg, right, all set to dance herself, including wearing a ballerina’s tutu. RE/MAX METRO-CITY John Roberts Broker REALTY LTD., brokerage 613- 839-1308 or 613-832-0902 2255 Carling Avenue Ottawa, ON K2B 7Z5

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: The Catholic Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s League of Holy Spirit Parish on Shea Road in Stittsville is hosting a Lenten Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Way of the Cross, followed by a poverty meal, on Friday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Freewill donations accepted. Everyone welcome. For more information, please call 613-836-6762 or email The Rideau-Carleton Conservative Electoral District Association is hosting a fundraising breakfast on Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Bistro 54 restaurant at the Amberwood Golf and Country Club on Springbrook Road in Stittsville. Guest speaker will be the Hon. Pierre Poilievre, current MP for Nepean Carleton and Minister of State responsible for democratic reform. He will be speaking about electoral reform and the Senate. Tickets $25 each. Students $10 each. Please confirm attendance by emailing or by phoning 613983-5065. The Ashton United Church Women are hosting their annual tea and bazaar on Saturday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ashton United Church in Ashton. A cold plate, dinner rolls, dessert, tea and coffee will be served. Adults $9. Children aged four to twelve $4. Children five and under free. Everyone welcome. A spaghetti dinner and comedy night are being held on Saturday, March 22 at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone welcome. $15 for Legion members. $18 for non-members. Dinner will

be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The comedy show starts at 8 p.m. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leap Into Springâ&#x20AC;? dinner/dance/silent auction will be held on Saturday, March 22 at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Hall on Fowler Street in Richmond. 6 p.m. Cocktails/cash bar. 6:30 p.m. Ham dinner. 8:30 p.m. Dance to music by DJ from Moorhouse Media Tech. Tickets at $18 each available from Marsha at 613-838-3514 or via email at or from Nancy at 613838-5032 or via email at nancy.veilleux@bell. net or from Mary Sue at 613-838-4409 or via email at Tickets may be reserved for pick up at the door on the evening of the event. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celtic Night, A Bonus St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bonanzaâ&#x20AC;? will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road just west of Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Irons In The Fireâ&#x20AC;? Celtic band and other entertainment. Dessert, tea and coffee. Everyone welcome. Suggested donation of $10 towards the ministry of the church. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maple Madness Family Craft Dayâ&#x20AC;? will be held on Sunday, March 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corners just south of Stittsville. Ideal for those aged 4 to 11 years old. $4 for child. Registration and adult accompaniment required. For more information or for registration, please email the Goulbourn Museum at education@ or phone 613-831-2393. The March luncheon for the Friendship

Grand opening of the Running Roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new location at 5507 Hazeldean Road at the Grant Crossing shopping area in Stittsville will be held on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. including a ribbon cutting, reception and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Help A Wish Come Trueâ&#x20AC;? 3K run/walk in support of Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario. Everyone welcome to attend. To register for the 3K run/walk, go to For more information, please phone 613-831-4409. A public meeting to discuss two development proposals in the Fernbank lands will be held on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. Richcraft Homes has proposed a plan of subdivision for 590 Hazeldean Road comprised of 748 residentia units including 245 single family homes and 503 townhouse units. Monarch Homes has proposed a condominium plan for 42 townhouse units at 115 Westphalian Avenue in the Blackstone subdivision west of Terry Fox Drive and south of the Trans Canada Trail. The Goulbourn Girls Hockey Association is holding a free â&#x20AC;&#x153;Open Houseâ&#x20AC;? for any girls who would like an opportunity to try out the game of hockey on Saturday, March 29 from


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4:15 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. at the Matt Bradley Arena at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. There will also be information available for parents regarding the Goulbourn Girls Hockey Association program. The Community Bible Church on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville is hosting its third annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quiz for a Causeâ&#x20AC;? 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. Teams of up to eight people can enjoy a great evening of fun and laughter while answering questions on geography, history, entertainment, music and the like. There will be a homemade chili meal and desserts as well as a silent auction. 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 www. A fundraising dance for the Hospice Ottawa West (HOW) Capital Campaign to help to bring to reality the new Ruddy-Shenkman ten bed residential hospice on McCurdy Drive in Kanata will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville, featuring music by Smokey Rose and its traditional and contemporary country sounds. Tickets available by calling 613-836-4964 or 613-838-5007. A breakfast will be held on Sunday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. Only $5 per person.

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