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Hockey marathon raises funds for MakeA-Wish Foundation of Eastern Ontario. See page 2

Ashton Station Garlic is harvesting its crop of 20 varieties of garlic. See pages 10-11

News - A blend of country rock, pop and ballads will drift over the Richmond fairgrounds in Richmond on Thursday, Aug. 1 thanks to the group Blackwell. Blackwell is a country music trio comprised of Carey Blackwell, his brother Danny Blackwell and singer/songwriter Braiden Turner. The group will be performing in a free 7 p.m. concert at the Richmond fairgrounds sponsored by Waste Management in cooperation with Rural West Recreation of the city of Ottawa. Carey Blackwell is considered one of the premier guitarists to emerge on the music scene in quite a while. Danny Blackwell’s voice is awesome, both powerful and compelling. Braiden Turner’s talents as a singer/songwriter and as a pianist round out the Blackwell sound. Carey and Danny Blackwell were raised in a musical family from Cochrane, Ontario. This set them up for their career making music, writing songs, recording and playing live. Braiden Turner also comes from a musical family and spends a lot of time writing and recording songs in her home studio. As musicians and singers, the Blackwell trio is unique, with fresh and original material inspiring audiences of all ages – a blend of country rock along with pop and haunting ballads. Blackwell is busy. This Aug. 1st performance in Richmond follows recent performances in Navan and Renfrew. The trio will be performing at the upcoming Cobden Fair and then at the Kinmount Fair before appearing at the Richmond Fair on Saturday, Sept. 21. This Aug. 1st performance by Blackwell begins a series of four free consecutive Thursday evening concerts, all sponsored by Waste Management in cooperation with Rural West Recreation of the city of Ottawa. See BLACKWELL, page 3

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Jumping at Westar Farms Why let horses and riders have all the fun? Jumps can also be for people as Westar Farms owner Jeff McKessock, right, and his son Lucas McKessock, left, show as they jump in tandem over one of the jumps that they were setting up for the annual “Horse Lovers Weekend” at the Fernbank Road equestrian facility west of Stittsville last Sunday. The two-day silver and bronze level horse shows were reduced to a one-day event due to the storm last Friday which drenched the show rings, making them unusable on the Saturday. See photos on pages 27 & 29.

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Organizers of the 24 hour Hockey4Wishes fundraiser at the Bell Sensplex which began last Saturday at 9 a.m. and ran through to Sunday at 9 a.m. are Joel Barrette, left, and Carlos Zaidi, right, two Stittsville dads. Proceeds from the fundraiser, which this year totaled over $23,000, go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern Ontario. Three meals are provided during the 24 hour event which is capped off with a gala brunch after the hockey ends at 9 a.m. on the Sunday. For last year’s inaugural event and for this year’s event as well, there were only enough players registered to ice two teams. But this year there were about ten more players altogether than last year and there were also some players who took part in just a few of the games, making a donation for the privilege of playing on this drop-in basis. The games in the wee-hours of the morning seemed to have an attraction for some of these drop-in players. The hockey action is noncontact and non-competitive, involving adult recreational players of both sexes. Its pickup hockey in its most pure form as game scores are not recorded. About the only stat that is kept is the total number of goals scored. Last year’s inaugural event saw 144 goals scored. This Hockey4Wishes fund-

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raiser is a reality because of two Stittsville hockey playing dads, Joel Barrette and Carlos Zaidi, who have combined their love of hockey with a desire to help Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario fulfill the wishes of children suffering from severe medical conditions. That they both have healthy children has only made them more passionate about helping parents who are not as fortunate as they are. Joel and Carlos attended an adult hockey skills camp together which is how they rekindled their interest in playing hockey. Joel serves as an assistant coach with his daughter’s hockey team and also plays in a league at the Sensplex while Carlos plays pickup hockey. The idea of holding a fundraising hockey event came from the two of them sitting together in a dressing room and talking about such a fundraiser. It was Joel who came up with the concept of organizing it like a hockey marathon, as it were, with games being played

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News - Playing hockey. Lots of fun. Playing 12 games in a 24 hour period. Awesome. Raising funds for an organization that brings joy to children suffering from life threatening medical conditions. Priceless. But this is what happened at the Bell Sensplex from last Saturday at 9 a.m. to Sunday at 9 a.m. as the second annual Hockey4Wishes Fundraiser took place, the brainchild of a pair of Stittsville dads, Joel Barrette and Carlos Zaidi. And as the Sensplex’s digital sign along Maple Grove Road flashed “Welcome to the Hockey4Wishes Fundraiser� with its big red rotating letters, inside the complex members of two teams wearing their personalized hockey jerseys, either blue or white, played 12 games over the 24 hour period. Yes, it was a hockey marathon but, as the event’s publicity poster claimed, “one amazing cause� – Make-AWish Foundation of Eastern Ontario. This organization grants the wishes of children suffering from life threatening medical conditions. Proceeds raised by this Hockey4Wishes fundraiser go towards granting the wishes for children in the Ottawa region. Last year’s inaugural Hockey4Wishes fundraiser raised $25,000 for Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario, allowing for the granting of three wishes. This year’s fundraising goal was a similar $25,000 (over $23,000 was actually raised) but by 2016, as the word spreads more and more about this unique hockey marathon fundraiser, organizers Joel Barrette and Carlos Zaidi hope that the event will have grown enough to fund the granting of up to ten wishes each year. The concept involves participation of four teams, each with 15 skaters and two goalies, with each team playing 12 one-hour games over the 24 hour period.

Inc. and Cistel Technologies Inc. All three are communitybased firms that have come on board for this event. While the initial plans were for a four team, 68 player event, both last year and this year saw only two teams involved. But there were more players this year than last year and Joel and Carlos are confident that as word about the event spreads, more players will come forward and the four team format will be realized. Indeed, Carlos notes that growing the event incrementally as has happened over its first two years is letting the event develop and grow slowly but positively. Carlos notes that most of the players involved have families and realize how blessed they are to have healthy children. That’s why supporting MakeA-Wish Eastern Ontario is important to all of them because Make-A-Wish through the granting of wishes is helping children and some of these children can be neighbours, right in the community. Carlos knows this from his first-hand experience with his daughter’s friend which is why he views helping Make-A-Wish as “more grassroots, community based giving back� than might be the case with other charities. And Joel Barrette reflects what is undoubtedly a common feeling when he points out that staying up all one night to play hockey may result in him being a little tired and sore the next day but when he compares this to what a family endures when a son or daughter is battling a life threatening disease, his tiredness and soreness is really nothing at all. He says that Make-A-Wish gives hope and joy to the children and families that it helps, giving them something to look forward to and giving them a little break from their lives that are normally filled with stress and worries about their sick child.


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Hockey4Wishes event And so while three of the four ice surfaces at the Bell Sensplex were closed down and in darkness last Saturday night, action continued on the remaining ice surface as this Hockey4Wishes hockey marathon continued. And even while sitting on their benches, the players were never far from vivid reminders of the work done by Make-A-Wish. On the glass behind the benches there were posters outlining some of the wishes that have been granted such as Evan’s wish to visit Orlando, Florida. The six year old suffers from a rare syndrome and thanks to Make-A-Wish he and his family enjoyed a week there. Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario grants wishes for children between the ages of 3 and 17 with life threatening medical conditions. The child does not have to be terminally ill and in fact many wish children grow into adulthood and

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will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be a cash-only BBQ held before all of the concerts, starting at 6 p.m. at each site. All funds raised by these BBQ’s will go to support local youth initiatives. In addition, as has been the case in the past at these free concerts sponsored by Waste Management, donations for CHEO will be accepted at the concerts. Those attending the concerts are reminded to take along a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

Temptations, Elvis Presley, Del Shannon, Roy Orbison and more. On Thursday, Aug. 15, the scene of these free Thursday evening concerts shifts to Village Square Park in Stittsville where Sidewinder will perform. On Thursday, Aug. 22, the Mick Armitage Band, which has performed previously at these Village Square Park concerts, will be the featured entertainment. All of these free Thursday evening concerts in August

On Thursday, Aug. 8, the lead happy lives. Richmond fairgrounds in Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario relies on Richmond will be the site for funds donated by individuals, corporations and a concert featuring the Heartfundraisers like this Hockey4Wishes event to beats, an Ottawa area rock ‘n have the funds to grant wishes. roll show band that specialFunds raised in Eastern Ontario stay in East- izes in the songs of the 1950’s ern Ontario to help deliver wishes to children and 1960’s. This includes across the area. songs made famous by the The receiving family does not pay anything Everly Brothers, Dion and for a wish that is granted. The objective of the Belmonts, Buddy Holly, Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario is to provide ev- the Beatles, the Beach Boys, ery qualified wish child and his or her family Chuck Berry, Bobby Vee, the with a fantastic wish experience and memories that will last a lifetime. The first Make-A-Wish chapter in Canada was established in British Columbia in 1983. SALES REPRESENTATIVE, ABR Since then, chapters have been established YOUR H O M E IS WORTH IT across the country including in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, London, Edmonton and Award of Excellence Recipient-Lifetime Member Calgary. Hundreds of wishes are now granted Get each year all across Canada. OFFICE: HOMES@JOHNSPAGNOLI.COM

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NEWS Movies on Tuesdays at Village Square Park It turns out that the speck of dust is home to the Whos who live in the city of Who-ville. Horton tries to protect the Whos and their home but he gets opposition from his neighbours who do not believe that anything could survive on a speck of dust. But Horton persists, firm in his stated belief that “After all, a person is a person, no matter how small.� In the film, you get to meet such characters as Who-ville mayor Ned McDodd, his wife Sally, his 96 daughters whose names all begin with the letter H, his teenage son JoJo, Dr. LaRue, the Sour Kangaroo, the Wickersham Brothers who are a group of bullying monkeys, a vulture named Vlad Vladikoff and a young kangaroo, Rudy. “Horton Hears a Who!� is considered both whimsical and heartwarming as a movie and the movie story reflects the spirit of the original Dr. Seuss book. It was a box office success, grossing about $300 million. Its production cost was $85 million. If you cannot make it to this screening of “Horton Hears a Who!� at Village Square Park on Tuesday, July 30, you should consider attending one or all of the movies coming up on Tuesday evenings in August. These include “Oz: The Great and Powerful� on Tuesday, Aug. 6, a 2013 American fantasy adventure film. It is set in the year 1905, 20

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Three members of the jazz ensemble The Smithtet who are performing at the music evening last Friday at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville are, from left, Zach Smith on trombone, Ben Heard (behind) on bass and Patrick Smith on saxophone.

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gether, they performed a selection of jazz standards and even an original composition by Zach Smith called “Constellation,� which began slowly with Ben Heard using his bow on the strings of his string bass. The Smithtet is an example of the youthful talent that is appearing on the music scene these days. Patrick Smith (saxophone) and Zach Smith (trombone) are both off to the University of Toronto this fall to study jazz performance. Ben Heard (bass) is still pursuing his music studies at Canterbury High School in Ottawa as well as performing around the city. Pianist Clayton Connell, who is from Toronto, is currently working on a music degree at Carleton University. The group recently played at the Ottawa Jazz Festival. The Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street hosts music evenings every Friday starting at 7 p.m. The Crumble Quartet, a string quartet that plays classical and tango music, will be performing at the music evening this Friday, July 26. Those planning to attend should try to be there early for the best seating. This will be the last Friday music evening at the Gaia Java shop until September.

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‘Exceptional Women’ exhibit coming to library Wales in 1860 when he saw her female name amid a list of veterans of the War of 1812. This led to a gift of 100 pounds from the Prince. Further recognition, though, had to wait until the early 1900’s when women took up her cause and her story was commemorated. Mr. Johnson then pursued the stories of three more women associated with the War of 1812 – Lydia Burke, wife of Captain George Burke who became superintendent of the Richmond Military Settlement in 1818 and was cited for bravery in the War of 1812; Catherine Lyon, wife of Lieutenant George Lyon of the 100th Regiment of Foot who was wounded in the Battle of Chippawa; and Lady Jane Vaughan, wife of soldier William Vaughan of the 100th Regiment. Tedious and at times frustrating research over several months eventually yielded the stories of these women and their War of 1812 connections. Much of the resulting storyline is thanks to descendants of these women who were able to provide much information and leads related to their lives. The story of Lady Jane Vaughan came together from various sources,

Kurt Johnson such as descendant Marion Scott of Richmond and an historical novel written by Carol Bennett along with her book “Valley Irish” in which she outlines much of the Vaughan family history. It was with this that Kurt Johnson realized that he had assembled “all pieces of the quilt” and the story that could be told in the Goulbourn Museum’s “Exceptional Women and the War of 1812” exhibit was possible. “It was a long hunt,” Mr. Johnson says about his almost nine months of searching but in the end the story of these women and their connection to

the War of 1812 could be told. This telling will continue this August at the Stittsville library branch when the different panels of the exhibit outlining the story of these six “exceptional women” will be on display. The exhibit will also outline the causes of the War of 1812, the relative populations and military strength of each side in the conflict and the estimated death toll for each side in the war, including not only British and Canadian soldiers and American militia and soldiers but also aboriginal men, women and children. Those visiting the exhibit will also be able to obtain, while quantities last, a free copy of the booklet “Goulbourn’s Top 12 of 1812,” recently published by the Goulbourn Museum with financial assistance from the federal government’s 1812 Commemoration Fund. This booklet outlines the stories of 12 War of 1812 veterans who have a connection to Richmond and Goulbourn. Included in these 12 is none other than the “exceptional” Maria Hill. This “Exceptional Women and the War of 1812” exhibit of the Goulbourn Museum will be on display at the Stittsville library branch throughout the month of August.

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written to his wife who was back in Montreal, like many wives not having followed the troops on their postings, even though she wanted to join him there. Kurt received the OK from Dianne Graves to use her research findings about Agathe Nowlan and Lieut. Nowlan and so one “exceptional woman” was identified. But this was still a long way from enough to make a meaningful exhibit, still a long way from having enough “patches” for this “quilt” of exceptional women. There was, of course, Maria Hill whose exploits dressing up as a soldier and following her husband on his postings and serving as a nurse for the 100th Regiment of Foot were well known. But it was Mr. Johnson’s discovery of historical references in a couple of sources that led to a new fact about Maria Hill, namely that she had met and helped Laura Secord on the battlefield at the Battle of Queenston Heights, even hiding her young baby in a wood pile to enable her to do this. “I struck gold,” is how Mr. Johnson describes this research which links Maria Hill with Laura Secord. Now the “exceptional women” quilt was starting to take shape. Of course, now Laura Secord could be incorporated into the quilt with her connection to Maria Hill and the 100th Regiment of Foot. But the “exceptional women” exhibit takes a different approach to her. Sure, it refers to her battlefield exploits at Queenston Heights and her legendary walk but it tells about the little known part of her life where she lived in virtual obscurity after the War of 1812 despite her wartime heroics. She was virtually forgotten and even though she petitioned for various government patronage jobs like taking care of the Brock monument at Queenston Heights, she was ignored until her wartime exploits came to the attention of the Prince of

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

July 22nd 2013 MOTION IN COUNCIL REGARDING CITY OF OTTAWA PARTICIPATION IN THE ONTARIO LOTTERY GAMING (OLG) CORPORATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) PROCESS At this week’s City Council a motion was put forth regarding the City of Ottawa’s participation in the OLG RFP process. The motion encompassed three major points: a. That the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, ask the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to create a separate gaming zone and Request for Proposal process for the Rideau Carleton Raceway, such that the Rideau Carleton Raceway retains its current allocation of 1250 slots and the approved expansion for 21 gaming tables; and b. That the City of Ottawa request that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s Request for Proposals process for the remaining Ottawa area be undertaken only after the Province of Ontario has communicated a decision with respect to Ottawa’s request for a separate gaming zone for the Rideau Carleton Raceway; and c. That, should the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation deny City Council’s request for a separate gaming zone for the Rideau Carleton Raceway, City Council communicate its support for the retention of the existing slots facility at the Rideau Carleton Raceway, with the current allocation of 1250 slots and the approved expansion for 21 gaming tables City Council voted unanimously to refer the motion to a Special Meeting of the Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO) on the City of Ottawa Participation in the OLG RFP Process to be held on August 26th, 2013, for consideration and recommendation to Council at its meeting of August 28th, 2013. I myself am a major supporter of the motion that was put forth. As a former businessman I believe in an open-process and that is what I championed during the committee meeting last week. By re-opening the process, I feel the Council will be correcting a decision that was made at the FEDCO Committee meeting last week. PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING 675 AUTOPARK PRIVATE (PALLADIUM AUTOPARK) A public information meeting will be held on August 6th regarding 675 Autopark Private at the Johnny Leroux Community Center, 10 Warner-Colpitts Lane, starting at 7:00 p.m. The applicant and City planning staff will be available to discuss the rezoning application to: r QFSNJUJODSFBTFJOIFJHIUGSPNNFUSFTUPNFUSFT r UPQFSNJUBIPUFMBTBOBEEJUJPOBMQFSNJUUFEVTF  r UPQSPIJCJUB QSJODJQBMVTF QBSLJOHMPUBTBQFSNJUUFEVTF  r UPJODSFBTFUIFBMMPXBCMFHSPTTĂłPPSBSFBGPSUIFQFSNJUUFESFTUBVSBOUVTF r UPSFEVDFQBSLJOHSFRVJSFNFOUTGSPNUPTQBDFT For further information regarding this application please contact City Planner Tracey 4DBSBNP[[JOPBU9PS&NBJMUSBDFZTDBSBNP[[JOP!PUUBXBDB USE OF FIRE PIT/FIRE BOWLS Some area commercial business stores and area hardware stores are selling fire pits and fire bowls. Area hardware stores are permitted to sell these items as some municipalities outside of the City of Ottawa allow them. However, it is up to the resident to know what is allowed within his or her own municipalities. Please be advised that Stittsville is considered an Urban Area and as such, no open fire pits/fire bowls like these are allowed. Please note that the Fire Department in 4UJUUTWJMMFIBTBEWJTFEUIBUUIJTJTOPUBMMPXBCMFVOEFSUIF#Z-BX/PBT Stittsville is under a No Burn zone. *IBWFJODMVEFEUIFGVMM#Z-BX/PJOGPSNBUJPOMJOLUIBUHPFTJOUPNPSF detail for your reference http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/laws-licenses-and-permits/ MBXTPQFOBJSĂąSFMBXMBXOP Only Natural Gas/Propane Fire Pits are permitted for use in non-burn areas such as Stittsville. REMEMBER TO STAY SAFE ON THE WATER! Ottawa Public Health reminds you all to stay safe around water this summer. r "MXBZT LFFQ DIJMESFO XJUIJO BSNT SFBDI  JO BOE BSPVOE UIF XBUFS /FWFS leave a child alone, whether it is in a bathtub, a swimming pool, or any body of water such as rivers or lakes. r .BLF TVSF DIJMESFO BOE XFBLFS TXJNNFST XFBS MJGFKBDLFUT PS QFSTPOBM ĂłPBUBUJPOEFWJDFT 1'% JOBOEBSPVOEUIFXBUFS r ,FFQTBGFUZFRVJQNFOUBOEBQIPOFDMPTFUPUIFQPPM r 0UUBXB 1VCMJD )FBMUI SFDPNNFOET JOTUBMMJOH GPVSTJEFE GFODJOH UP FOTVSF access to pool is completely separate from the house, preventing direct access from a child. r $IJMESFOVOEFSUIFBHFPGĂąWFTIPVMEOFWFSVTFBIPUUVCOPUFWFOXJUIBO adult. Hot tubs are too hot for children, may have high bacteria, and the drain in the hot tub can trap children. r .BLFTVSFZPVBOEZPVSGBNJMZNFNCFSTMFBSOUPTXJN r &OKPZTBGFCPBUJOH.BLFTVSFUIBUZPVBOEZPVSGBNJMZNFNCFSTBMXBZTXFBS a properly sized lifejacket/PFD when in a boat. When not in use, lifejackets/ PFDs need to be kept in a dry, ventilated area, and out of direct sunlight. r ,OPXXIBUUPEPJOBOFNFSHFODZ JODMVEJOH$13BOEDBMMJOH

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News - There was someone who has received a kidney transplant, returning her to good health. There was someone who is now going through the process that will determine if she can donate a kidney, helping another return to good health. And there was someone who told about the work of the Kidney Foundation not only in enabling research but also in raising awareness of the growing need for kidney donations. All three were on hand at the last executive meeting of the Stittsville Village Association (SVA) to tell their stories in light of the upcoming Kidney Walk in Stittsville that is happening on Sunday, Sept. 8. Elizabeth Hochster-Hurst of Stittsville has beneďŹ tted from a kidney transplant after she went from a healthy, active lifestyle to one of constant fatigue and the prospect of an early death due to kidney disease. Her kidney transplant 18 months ago has restored her to normal, active living. Helene Rivest of Stittsville decided earlier this year to be a kidney donor as a way of helping fellow Stittsville resident Craig Dunbar who is in need of a kidney transplant as his time on dialysis is becoming more problematic. And while Helene is not a match for Craig, eliminating a direct donation, she is aiming to be involved in the Living Donor Paired Exchange program that tries to link up incompatible pairs that results in two or more recipients receiving kidneys via a domino-type

Elizabeth Hochster-Hurst transplant chain. And then there is Bruce Hill who manages the Kidney Foundation’s Ottawa ofďŹ ce and can explain the “bigger pictureâ€? about how many are affected by kidney disease, about the facts about kidney donations and about the hopes for a successful Kidney Walk in Stittsville on Sept. 8. Elizabeth Hochster-Hurst told those at the SVA meeting her story, going from a busy, active life to one combating the daily struggles involved with

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able,â€? she said, noting that it gets worse and worse, with secondary impacts being incredible nausea and vomiting. Diet becomes a major preoccupation, as a low protein, low sodium, low nutrients diet is required or else the uids in the blood get totally out of balance. This means that there are no bananas or chocolate or almonds. Milk products are gone. Eating habits are completely changed. Add to this that she was tired all the time and sick all the time and you can see that her quality of life had changed dramatically from the years when she was active and healthy and was a longtime equestrian coach at Fiddler’s Green Stables of Stittsville. And going on dialysis was not the long term answer because the life span for someone on kidney dialysis in her situation is usually about ďŹ ve years, she said. This meant that she was looking at premature death in her mid-forties, leaving her family without a wife and mother. But fortunately for Elizabeth, this did not come to pass thanks to her receipt of the gift of life, a transplanted kidney. The immediate impact of the transplant was that she could think and talk and, yes, eat again. She said that when the kidneys start to fail, a person gets so that he or she cannot think – it is like you are in a fog. But right after her transplant surgery, that fog lifted, as it were, and she could clearly think and talk again. And, yes, eat again. See DONORS, page 7

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Transplant donors needed; Kidney Walk coming “Everything was back on the table,” she told those at the SVA meeting. Elizabeth said that what sustained her through her worst times with her kidney disease was her family, her friends, her faith and also the peer support program provided by the Kidney Foundation. This is a program in which those suffering from kidney disease can talk to others who have been there but who have survived thanks to a transplant. She said that this peer support program allowed her to see light at the end of the tunnel through knowing about the experience of others in similar circumstances. She noted that there are now about 1,500 people on Ontario’s transplant list, with about 72 percent of those needing a transplant waiting for a kidney donation. She explained that with diabetes on the rise in society today, there are going to be more kidney failures because there is a link there. This means that there is going to be an increasing role for the Kidney Foundation but this in turn means that the Kidney Foundation will need more support from the community. Hence the need for initiatives like Stittsville’s Kidney Walk which was launched last September and will happen again this September. The Walk is not only to raise funds but also to increase awareness about kidney disease. Elizabeth said that with more donors, more transplants will be possible, thus helping the many like Craig Dunbar of Stittsville who are now living thanks to dialysis, a treatment

Craig Dunbar that brings with it problems such as infections. Helene Rivest told those at the SVA meeting that she decided to become a kidney donor specifically to help Craig Dunbar. When a blood test determined that she was not a compatible donor for Craig, she was made aware of the Living Donor Paired Exchange program and becoming part of that program is what she is now pursuing. This pursuit involves a multi-phased process which is meant to thoroughly weed out any potential donors who cannot meet the rigid requirements that are required for kidney donation. Helene, for instance, battled cancer 32 years ago, a fact which arose when her medical history was studied. But this was determined to be a non-factor in her case and she continues to work her way through the process. She is being completely informed about kidney donations, about the recuperation involved after a donation and other aspects of the donor process. This includes a test

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News - This year’s second annual Kidney Walk in Stittsville with a $15,000 fundraising goal will start on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. at Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road and then proceed along Stittsville Main Street to Papa Sam’s at Beverly Street which will be the turning around point. Then it’s back to the church. At the church, there will be Funday Sun-

to ensure that her kidneys are fully functioning with no problems. The surgery itself, which could happen anywhere in Canada depending on where a matching donor might live, may result in a small scar but Helene views this as a small price to pay to give the gift of life to someone. The surgery will result in a hospital stay ranging from two to five days, with a four to eight week recovery period afterwards. Besides the physical recovery, there is also an emotional recovery involved as donation means that a person loses a part of their body. This is why there is an annual follow-up with each organ donor. But to Helene, she has a positive outlook. “I can live a perfectly normal life with one kidney,” she states. Bruce Hill of the Kidney Foundation told those at the SVA meeting that one in ten people is affected by kidney disease. This compares to one in three people being affected by cancer. He said that the Kidney Foundation is trying to raise as many funds as possible so that someday research might discover a cure to kidney disease or come up with better treatment options. He explained that with dialysis, a kidney patient has his or her blood cleaned three times a week, taking four hours each time. This must continue for the rest of a life or until a transplant can happen. Organ donors must sign up at the website www.beadonor. ca. This is the only way that a person can be a registered donor – signing a driver’s li-

day activities including a BBQ sponsored by Stittsville Sobeys, two hours of entertainment by local jazz band Fonograph and children’s activities like an inflatable obstacle course and a bouncy castle. For more information about this Kidney Walk in Stittsville on Sunday, Sept. 8, please contact Elizabeth Hochester-Hurst at 613-8366847, Ruth Richardson at 613-836-8735 or Craig Dunbar, a Stittsville resident and kidney disease patient who works for the Kidney Foundation at 1-613-724-9953, ext. 4562. Registration can be done online at any time at www.kidneywalk.ca.

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Bruce Hill, left, who is manager of the Kidney Foundation office in Ottawa, is with Helene Rivest, right, of Stittsville who is a potential kidney transplant donor.

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nce again, city council has come up with a politically-savvy solution to the question of where to build a casino: build two of them. Last week, council members were slapping each other’s backs and tweeting merrily after they agreed to ask the Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation for permission to build two gaming facilities in Ottawa. Never mind that the OLG has already denied such a request before. The provincial gaming authority has said numerous times that Ottawa’s “zone� can only accommodate one casino. Council’s vote is little more than an attempt to assuage the complaints from Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, who is hoping to bring a gaming facility to Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata. If the OLG turns down Ottawa’s request for two casinos, the city will move ahead with its default location: the racetrack. This marvelous sleight of hand highlights the fact the casino’s location is a purely political decision made before any studies, consultation or rational debate has taken place. Earlier this month, the city’s finance committee approved sole sourcing the casino, located at the Rideau-Carleton Raceway, a motion proposed and pushed by Mayor Jim Watson. Never mind that the

mayor was flip-flopping on his previous promise to make the selection process an open competition. This was a decision based on political pressure. Lobby groups and supporters of the racetrack made their preference known, likely highlighting the 2014 municipal election date on Watson’s calendar. Melnyk wasn’t exactly thrilled with the mayor’s motion. Lawyer in tow, he showed up at the finance committee meeting and blasted council for not providing a level playing field for bids, suggesting the process wasn’t exactly legal. An independent legal review indicated it is legal. It certainly isn’t how council has conducted business in the past. Usually, the city allows an open bidding process and holds public consultations to figure out if residents want a proposed building/business in the first place. But why destroy a perfectly sound political decision with the principles of good decision making and democratic tradition? The mayor has dealt himself a winning hand, getting council to approve a plan that pleases everyone, yet has small chance of approval. We can only admire the shuffling ability of the mayor, who, like an experienced card shark has deftly maneuvered council to approve his motion. Two casinos? Now you see it, soon you won’t.

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ere’s a scene from a cottage weekend. See if it seems familiar to you. Six guys, probably late teens, are on one of those pontoon boats. A pontoon boat is notoriously hard to manouevre, especially in a wind, and these guys are fishing off it. They’re trying to get through a narrow opening between two islands. The opening is shallow and the bottom is covered with large boulders. The boat is trying to find its way through. To make matters more interesting, at least one of the anglers has caught bottom. So they’re trying to avoid the boulders, get through the opening and also get the guy’s lure off the bottom. One of the guys stands in the bow, watching for rocks. “Stop!� he yells. “Reverse! Reverse!� The boat reverses, clumsily. Somehow the snagged hook is freed and the pontoon boat backs out of the narrow passage and safely into open water. Somehow the proverb: “God helps drunks and little children,� springs to mind, except that these guys weren’t little and they didn’t seem to be drunks either. Someone called out to them from the shore

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is a large amount of enjoyment. What a relief it is, after the exacting demands of the city, to get to a place where it really doesn’t matter how much skill you have. Sure, it’s nice to be good at something. But it’s also nice when it doesn’t matter all that much. Beside a lake, there are no bosses, no alarm clocks, no buses to run after. Mastery of software does not enter into your existence. There are no updates to anything. There is no such thing as a cc, never mind a blind cc. There is no traffic – once you get there. There is very little in the way of selfimprovement. It’s true that at some lakes, children are offered lessons in this or that, but they don’t last long and the kids might learn something they might be able to teach you. Not that it matters if you learn it all that well. The demands of cottage life are quite rudimentary. You have to be able to tolerate the noise children make. You have to be patient and learn to read a story out loud several times in a row. You have to be the kind of person dogs like. Knowing a few simple card games comes in handy. There are some basic safety things you have to learn, but they are

mostly common sense. Even driving a boat, while not all that easy, can be accomplished by a non-expert, because the margin of error on a lake is wider than on a city street. Along the way, you find and settle into the activities at which you can be an expert, that you might have forgotten over the year – taking a nap, telling jokes, eating gooey desserts, singing off-key, walking through the woods, exaggerating, unloading a boat, using a fly-swatter and figuring out whodunit. Easy. The rest of it is eating and sleeping, getting along with people and knowing when to wear a hat.

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News – A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School’s third annual Walk for Water took on a realistic twist. Held on Tuesday, June 17, this event is an awareness raising activity regarding clean water in Third World countries for grade six to eight students at the Stittsville school. But this year, three grade eight students – Sydney Whitmore, Elisabeth Durst and Katie Dunn – approached their grade eight art teacher Ms. Katalin Trevorrow with their idea to make the Walk for Water event more realistic. The idea was embraced and soon Ms. Gaye AnsellGosselin, Angel Nowlan, Stephanie Thompson, Juan Hoyos, Huge Bohorquez, Charlotte Blaiklock, Elisabeth Robertson and Oliver Covell began working on the idea to make it a reality. The idea behind the Walk for Water is to simulate the journey that a child might have to make every day to get water for the family. Students and parent volunteers running different stations hand out handicaps that might apply to such a child. A small ball taped to a hand could simulate a broken wrist. Hopping on one foot would mean that the child either had lost or had been born without a leg. A student might even have an arm taped behind the back to simulate a broken arm. Each team in the Walk for Water was given a “water passport� with a country in need of water as the team name, along with three facts about the country. This was

the create a deeper understanding of the country. The idea was to create a relay style Walk for Water with four stations. One student would carry a bucket containing two or three bricks to the second station. At the second station, the passport would be stamped before the next person took over and carried the bucket to the third station. The passport stamping would be repeated before another student would take the bucket to the fourth station. While the students were waiting at each station, they would be given a handicap. The use of bricks was to simulate the weight of the water without having to waste water holding an event meant to raise awareness about water. The teams of students tried to go around the fourstation loop as many times as possible in a 50 minute period. In addition to this Walk for Water awareness event, A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School also has become involved in the Royal Bank’s Blue Water Project. Through this program, a donation of $25 can provide clean water to someone in a developing country for life. According to a study done by the World Health Organization, water-related diseases cause one tenth of all sickness, most of which happens in developing countries. Thanks to the awareness-raising Walk for Water event and the school’s penny drive, A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School raised more than $150 to provide clean water for those in need in developing countries.

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It’s harvest time at Ashton Station Garlic John Curry

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News - Garlic is king in Dave Cornell’s garden in Ashton. Sure, he has other crops such as tomatoes,

green beans and rhubarb in his extensive garden but garlic is his primary focus as he grows 6,000 plants covering about 20 varieties, which is down from the 40 varieties that he used to grow. And while he has been an avid vegetable

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gardener for 35 years, it was only about 15 years ago that he started growing garlic and that was just as a lark to see if he could grow it, having no experience whatsoever with the crop. He had been hunting moose with some buddies when the topic turned to growing garlic and he took up the challenge of seeing if he could grow it. “It started out as a hobby and turned into an obsession,” is how Dave describes what is now a decade and a half growing garlic. He goes under the name “Ashton Station Garlic” with farm gate sales at his 1967 Ashton Station Road home (right at the intersection of Ashton Station Road and Ormrod Road, the curvy bypass road for Ashton village) as well as sales at the annual Carp Garlic Festival. In addition, he supplies his daughter Donna Chute of Stittsville with the garlic which she uses for the garlic jellies which she markets, also under the Ashton Station name. She uses her own unique recipes, producing such jellies as Balsanic fig jelly and cranberry onion and roasted garlic jelly. So, how does a hobby become an obsession? Well, you start growing more and more varieties, which in Dave’s case grew to be 40 varieties, something which he has now cut back to 20 varieties. But it is not just growing these varieties in long rows (ten rows, 80 feet long), all separated and identified, that takes Dave’s attention. He also keeps exhaustive records of the yield that he gets from each variety. If a certain variety is not germinating at a 90 percent or so rate or is not producing at a suitable size or rate, as indicated by these records, then that variety is abandoned and a replacement found. He plants his different varieties in blocks, some of which are short plants and some of which are taller plants. Being in blocks also

helps with the harvesting since the different varieties tend to mature at slightly different times. Some of the varieties are mild and some are stronger; some produce many cloves while others have fewer but larger cloves. “I specialize in the hotter varieties of garlic,” Dave says, saying that this is where the market is these days. He is always on the lookout for varieties that have, as he says, “a good heat.” This is what sells best in his experience. Garlic is planted in the fall, usually in early October. Like a tulip, the plants develop their roots in the fall and then are the first plants up in the spring, sometimes even before the snow is gone. The harvest starts at the beginning of July and for Dave, it takes the whole month of July to harvest all of his garlic. This is where the differing maturity times helps. “Everything is done by hand,” he explains, noting that for him it is a “labour of love.” Growing garlic on the scale that Dave does is virtually a full time job in the growing season because of the weeding and fertilizing involved. Dave is a passionate organic gardener and while not a certified organic grower because of the presence of non-organic farmland across the road, he does everything organically. He has four compost bins which provide compost for his garlic garden. He also uses sheep manure and bone meal for fertilizer and uses grass clippings as mulch. He uses no pesticides or herbicides. His customers keep coming back, he says, because quality sells and also because they want organically grown garlic. He says that his garlic, freshly harvested, has a much different taste than the garlic that is sold in stores. See GARLIC, page 11

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Dave Cornell of Ashton Station Garlic stands in the garden at his Ashton home amid a portion of his garlic crop which is being harvested this month. The structure on the pole at the left, front, is a trap for garlic leek moths, part of an Agriculture Canada research project about leek moths.


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On July 16th, a group of Hydro Ottawa powerline maintainers and cable jointers generously lent their time and talents to connect the electrical service to the rebuilt Pullen Avenue Group Home, a 10-unit home for people with disabilities. Hydro Ottawa donated the use of their equipment, which included multiple vehicles, while its employees promptly answered the call to volunteer their time for this great cause. JOHN CURRY/METROLAND

Surrounded by garlic as they harvest this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garlic group of Dave Cornellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ashton Station Garlic are, from left, Dave Cornell, seated, who is grading the size of a clove, Jeffrey Bendall-Heron and Sue Anastasopoulos, who are both cleaning the harvested plants and hanging them up in the shade.

Garlic from Ashton: Taste and quality Taste is the key, Dave says. If customers like to eat the garlic, then they will be back to buy more of it. But he is adamant that the garlic sold must be quality, no matter how much work is involved. And this can mean working in the heat in the garden for up to eight to ten hours a day. There is a lot of hand labour involved, especially with the organic emphasis in his garden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go quality or go home,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell junk.â&#x20AC;? Any garlic that does not meet his standards for selling (the clove might be slightly split) is not wasted, though. It goes to his daughter Donna who is able to use it in making her garlic jellies. Dave says that garlic does not like stand-

ing in water. This was not a problem last year with its drought conditions but this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wet conditions did affect the crop somewhat. Dave had installed an irrigation system just before last year, so his crop was not impacted by the dry conditions of 2012. Beginning about the first week of June, garlic needs about an inch of water a week. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wet weather provided this. Last year Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s irrigation system provided it. He likes to have his crop all harvested and cured in time for sale at the Carp Garlic Festival in early August. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14th annual Carp Garlic Festival on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 will feature 35 garlic vendors which will include Dave and his Ashton Station Garlic booth. All of the crop must be pulled out by hand or with the aid of a garden pitch fork. The

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garlic cloves are cleaned off and the plants are hung up in the shade to dry out, taking about three weeks to cure properly. Dave says that harvested garlic should always be kept in the shade. When they are completely dried out, he assembles them in batches of six, all graded and identified by variety. He advises that garlic should never be refrigerated because in the cool, the garlic will start to grow. One pest that impacts growing garlic is the leek month but Dave, along with other local growers, is doing his part in trying to eliminate this pest. He is taking part in Agriculture Canada research on the leek moth and has a couple of leek moth capture stations in his garden to help with the research towards developing a biological control of leek moths.

 



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News - Eight ALC Letter Awards were presented at the 2013 grade eight school leaving ceremony at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School in Stittsville. Recipients of these ALC Letter Awards at the June 26th ceremony were students Talia Kotuba, Sydney Whitmore, Angel Nowlan, Katie Dunn, Adam McCaw, Ryann Seiler, Alyssa Younghusband and Emily Smallegange. The ALC Letter Award is presented to students who have consistently made a positive contribution to the school in the areas of athletics, citizenship and academics. They have been willing and enthusiastic participants in all school activities throughout the year. They have motivated and set stands for other students and other members of the school community. An Honourary ALC Letter Award has been presented annually over the years to recognize worthy adults who have contributed in any number of different ways to the life and smooth

running of the school. This year an Honourary ALC Letter Award was presented to parent Dee Whitmore. This year’s school leaving ceremony saw three of the individual achievement awards presented to student Elisabeth Durst. She received the Kiwanis Citizenship Award presented by the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn. This award recognizes a student who has exhibited the qualities of good citizenship. Elisabeth Durst also received the Band Award which is given to a student who has consistently shown dedication, leadership and effort throughout the year and in so doing has contributed greatly to the school’s band program and its members. A third award was also presented to Elisabeth Durst, namely the Stephanie HamiltonDonegan Friendship Award. This award goes to a student who is seen by peers to be a good friend who is always there when needed by a friend. The recipient is considered trustworthy

and who can keep discussions confidential. This award is selected by the students themselves in a vote that is held in all of the grade eight classes at the same time. Among the other special individual awards presented at the grade eight school leaving ceremony was the Norm Cooksey Athletics Awards. Recipients this year were Adam McCaw and Talia Kotuba. These student recipients participated in a variety of extra curricular sports throughout the school year and also took leadership roles in the school’s physical education programs. The awards go to one male and one female student in the grade eight Class of 2013. A Special Recognition Award was presented this year to student Mike Martel. This award recognizes a student who does not fit the typical award categories but who is seemed by teachers as deserving of recognition. The Kim Oswick Award is presented at the school in memory of A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School student Kim Oswick who worked to achieve her goals while a student at the school despite battling illness. She graduated in 2007 and died of cancer shortly thereafter. The trophy has yellow on it as yellow was Kim Oswick’s favourite colour, representing to her friendship and a passion for life. Recipient of the Kim Oswick Award this year is Justin Tareq. The Ontario Principal Council’s Principal Award for Student Leadership was presented to Kirsten Driver. This award is given to a student who has been looked to by both students and staff for leadership and direction during the school year.

The Valedictory Award, presented to the valedictorian for the Class of 2013, was presented to Angel Nowlan. Students Corey Mckeown and Krista McQuade were the MC’s for the grade eight school leaving ceremony this year. School leaving diplomas were presented to each of the 76 grade eight students who are now moving on to high school after completing grade eight at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School.

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Kirsten Driver receives the Ontario Principal’s Council Principal’s Award for Student Leadership at the grade eight leaving ceremony at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School in Stittsville.

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Angel Nowlan delivers the valedictory address at the grade eight leaving ceremony at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School in Stittsville on Wednesday, June 26. JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND

Recipients of the ALC Letter Awards at the grade eight leaving ceremony at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School in Stittsville on Wednesday, June 26 are, from left, Emily Smallegange, Alyssa Younghusband, Adam McCaw, Katie Dunn, Angel Nowlan, Sydney Whitmore, Talia Kotuba and Ryann Seiler. Behind the recipients are A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School principal Chris Toivonen and principal Scott Martin.

     

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News - Seventy-six students from four classes made up the Class of 2013 at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School in Stittsville. They each received diplomas at the school’s grade eight school leaving ceremony on Wednesday, June 26 at the school. Students in the Class of 2013 at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School were Dylan Alsford, Hugo Bohorquez, Katie Dunn, Elisabeth Durst, Cameron Enberg, Keegan Finney, Sarah Heffernan, Juan Hoyos, Devin Lindsay, Kitrea Lundin, Angel Nowlan, Keenan Opie, Emily Scott, Caitlin Seguin, Gabrielle Tan, Justin Tareq, Stephanie Thompson, Devery Turcotte, Sydney

A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School teacher Tosha Urbach, right, presents a Special Recognition Award to recipient Mike Martel, left, at the grade eight leaving ceremony at the school in Stittsville. JOHN BRUMMELL/ METROLAND

Whitmore, Janae Ganton, Alexandra Hernandez, Alaina Hyder, Sarah Madore, Mike Martel, Ali Mejbel, Eve Pilronen, Billy Taylor, Hannah Wilson, Emma Blanchard, Ian Caughey, Levi Clow, Aidan Cottreau, Kirsten Driver, Clara Faltas, Meaghan Farquharson, Janek Gupta, Amelia Henriquez, Joey Holroyd, Chelsea How, Alex Hulme, Chulsoon Hwang, Chloe Jacobsen, Jillian Jay, Ally Kolisnyk, Jacob Longpre, Adam McCaw, Brendan Morin, Natasha O’Neill, Lauren Owens, Brooklyn Proulx, Ryann Seiler, Emily Smallegange, Brianna Smith, Noah Stanford, Eric Sutherland, Omar Syed, Alyssa Younghusband, Katherine Baak, Sam Barrett, Greg Chennette, Calysta Chin, Stephanie Cook, Nicole Daughtrey,

Colin Elliott, Christopher Fritzsche, Ryan Inglis, Sheridan Kotuba, Talia Kotuba, Hannah Ledgerwood, Corey Mckeown, Krista McQuade, Maggie Merkley, Ally Richardson, Caileigh Riddell, Kristina Webb and Evan White. Grade eight teachers at A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School in the 2012-2013 school year were Cathy Anderson, Brad Faulkner, Kathryn Ferguson, Norm Hughes, Tom Kemp, Bruce Knowles, Lydia Leeder, Leanne Lutz, Kati Trevorrow, Tosha Urbach, Keisha Vaillancourt and Peter Voteary. Scott Martin is the principal of A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School while Chris Toivonen is the Stittsville school’s viceprincipal.

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News - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer BBQ time in the Fairwinds community in Stittsville this Saturday, July 27. Community volunteers have put together a fun filled four hours for the event which will take place at Bandmaster Park west of Huntmar Drive from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Saturday, July 27. Everyone in the community to attend. Ayah Stretch, a member of the organizing group, says that the event is meant to give people in the community an opportunity to get out in the community and get to know their neighbours. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be fun,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music and entertainment in the park and Kodiak (Snowplowing and Lawn Care) has generously donated hot dogs and hamburgers.â&#x20AC;? City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri will be on hand, providing cotton candy and sno-cones. There will also be a bake sale held as part of the event. To donate baked goods for this bake sale, please email katie.fridgen@gmail.com or ayah@stretchy.ca. And the entertainment lineup is awesome.

The Pottery Playhouse from Stittsville will be on hand with activities for people to enjoy. Alan Rushforth will be on site with his handmade street organ, filling the air with his magical tunes. The Pointe of Grace dance team will be performing as will Junkyard Symphony and the band SpiderKillers. Ottawa Fire Service firefighters will be on scene with a fire truck. Youngsters always enjoy an opportunity to sit in the cab of a fire truck. The first 150 people on site at this Fairwinds Summer BBQ event will receive a voucher for a free manicure with the purchase of a pedicure at the Winds of Change Day Spa in Stittsville. There will be a raffle for prizes donated by local businesses. The proceeds from this raffle will go to the Stittsville Food Bank. Donations of canned goods for the Food Bank will also be accepted at the Summer BBQ. Note that Mistral Way in Fairwinds will be closed to traffic for the event. Volunteers to help out at the event are always welcome. If you would like to lend a hand, please email katie.fridgen@gmail.com or ayah@stretchy.ca.

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News - It was garden time in Stittsville on Saturday, July 13. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when the 2013 garden tour presented by the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society, this year in partnership with the Stittsville United Church, took place. A total of ten gardens were on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tour, nine of which could be visited at any time between the tourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Only the Ottawa Food Bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four acre vegetable garden at the Tom Black farm on Fallowfield Road in Goulbourn near Stittsville had to be visited at a particular time, namely 10 a.m. when a Food Bank representative was on hand to explain about the garden. Other gardens on the tour included the following: 6434 Flewellyn Road west of Stanleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corners where there are country gardens following the traditional English-style garden with mixed flower beds. There is also a vegetable garden backed by five acres of woodlot. 6255 Fernbank Road which is the Stittsville United Church. Its gardens are filled with tradi-

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Top ten finish Fifteen year old Dylan Wright of Richmond, who has been a SUBMITTED motocross rider since he was four years old, was hoping for a top ten finish in last Sunday’s Monster Energy Motocross Nationals Race Dylan Wright of Richmond takes a corner as he competes in the sixth race of the Monster at the Sand Del Lee Motocross Park Energy Motocross National Race Series at the Sand Del Lee Motocross Park on Conley Road in Goulbourn and he accomplished in Goulbourn last Sunday. Dylan finished in the top ten in the race, placing seventh. his hope - he placed seventh.

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Sports - The South Division leading Kars Aces came to Alexander Grove on Wednesday, July 17 but they did not conquer. The hometown Stittsville 56ers battled the Kars Aces to a 1-1 draw in the Greater Ottawa Fastball League game. The Stittsville 56ers are now tied for second spot in the South Division with a record of five wins, eight losses and one tie. This is the same record as the Manotick Blitz. The Kars Aces lead the way in the South Division with a record of seven wins, four losses and three ties. The Barrhaven Broadway Blues are in fourth place in the South Division with a record of four wins, nine losses and one tie. The Stittsville 56ers are tied for the most runs scored this season with 73 runs, the same as the Kars Aces. However, while scoring lots of runs, the 56ers have also allowed lots of runs. The Stittsville 56ers have allowed 75 runs so far this season, the second most in the league after the Barrhaven Broadway Blues and the Manotick Blitz, both of which have allowed 78 runs. The Greater Ottawa Fastball League has eight teams this season. The Stittsville 56ers are in the league’s South Division along with Kars Aces, Manotick Blitz and Barrhaven Broadway Blues. Teams in the North Division include Fitzroy Harbour West Carleton Electric, Carp 14C Victory, Quyon Flyers and Micksburg Twins. Playing for the Stittsville 56ers this season are Mike Barrett, Ryan Bond, Dan Bradley, John Craig, Darren Featherstone, Ben Gigliotti, Scott Herriot, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Jessiman, Scott Jessiman, Darren Ladouceur, Tyler Nystedt, Scott Parsons, Trevor Scott and Adam Smith. The Stittsville 56ers play their home games at the Alexander Grove diamond in Stittsville.

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What’s up, doc, around Stittsville? ing your favourite piece in the exhibition. This is a fun way to give feedback to the artists…. Bus layby areas have now been constructed along Shea Road at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, allowing OC Transpo buses to be off the travelled portion of the road when they are pulled over there, not only picking up or discharging passengers but also waiting for a scheduled departure time. Several trees had to be removed on the west side of Shea Road to allow the layby to be constructed but new trees have been planted to replace the trees that were removed…Tom and Marlene Black of Fallowfield Road continue to publish the magazine “The Landowner” which is now in its seventh year. It is published six times a year with a subscription rate of $30 per year. Subscriptions can be arrange by phoning 613-831-2668 or online at www.landownermagazine.com. Publishers are Tom Black and Tom Tracey while editors are Roger Graves, Marlene Black and Shirley Dolan. Layout and design are handled by Stacey Black, Tom Lilly and Marlene Black….Rain barrels from the Stittsville Village Association (SVA) are still available for $55 each. They are on display at Stittsville Sobeys. The SVA receives $10 of the $55 selling price which the SVA uses to help fund community events such as Art and Authors in the Park, Canada Day, Villagefest and the Christmas Parade of Lights. Longer sections of overflow hose than the four feet that normally comes with the rain barrel are available as well. For more information about these rain barrels or about the additional overflow hose, contact SVA immediate past president Marilyn Jenkins at 613-836-5075….

McDonald’s at Crossing Bridge Plaza was closed early last week as work was being done on the restaurant’s roof…Stittsville Main Street was blocked off to through traffic from Fernbank Road south to Huntley Road last Saturday as a new gas pipeline that has been being installed along Flewellyn Road from Eagleson Road west had to be installed across Stittsville Main Street, necessitating the closure of the street….Improvement of the Carp Road from highway 417 to Hazeldean Road is on the city of Ottawa’s radar but the project timelines are in the 2016-2222 time frame. Estimated cost of widening and improving this stretch of Carp Road including sidewalks on both sides is in the $2.6 million range….It’s a little ways off yet but the annual Christmas Parade of Lights along Stittsville Main Street, organized by the Stittsville Village Association, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 30 this year, with a 6 p.m. start…The Crumble Quartet, a string quartet that plays both classical and tango music, will be performing at the music evening at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre on Stittsville Main Street this Friday, July 26, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free but those planning to attend are reminded that it is best to get there a little early to get the best seating. This will be the last Friday music evening at the Gaia Java shop until September…The interior of the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library has a different look with new white walls and re-arranged shelving that provides a more “open” feel to the space… The city of Ottawa is now examining the issue of whether driveways

can be widened to provide a homeowner with more parking space. City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri is a member of a group at city hall which is working to try to make it easier to have wider driveways in existing communities. Right now the city wants input on the issue and there is a survey at the city’s website (go to http://ottawa.ca/en/cityhall/public-consultations/law/residential-driveway-and-parking-regulations-outer-suburban) that residents can complete if they wish. The survey will be available on line until Friday, Aug. 16…Last Friday’s afternoon rain/wind storm knocked down a couple of trees in the area between the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena and the Alexander Grove ball diamond as well as a tree on the east side of the parking lot across from the arena

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News – A number of Stittsville women are part of a team of over 40 women from Stittsville and Kanata who will be travelling to Torino in Italy to compete in the Team World Masters Games 2013 in soccer. The Games will be running from Aug. 2 to Aug. 11, with 50,000 athletes expected for this eighth edition of these Games which are held every four years. A total of 28 sports will be played, with participants aged 35 to 100 plus. It is a sports festival with no competition standards in force. The Games are meant to show that competitive sport can continue throughout a lifetime and can be important in improving personal fitness levels. The first Team World Masters Games was held in Toronto in 1985 with 8,300 participants. By 2002, when the Games were held in Melbourne, Australia, the Games had grown to involve 25,000 participants….At the last Stittsville Village Association (SVA) executive meeting, president Phil Sweetnam presented Stittsville Sobeys owner Tim LaPlante, who is also an SVA director, with a gift certificate for Cabotto’s Restaurant on Hazeldean Road in appreciation for Mr. LaPlante’s strong and ongoing support of the work of the SVA in the community…”Memories” is the name of the current art exhibition by the Ottawa West Arts Association (owaa) at the owaa gallery at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex GRC) on Shea Road. It is open for viewing whenever the GRC is open which is every day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The paintings on display are even on sale if you are looking for that unique gift, perhaps for a wedding. And while you are there, don’t forget to fill out a People’s Choice ballot indicat-

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SchoolBOX for providing us with an opportunity to help make education possible for these children.” The funds raised are sponsoring five regional soccer tournaments in Nicaragua as well as providing educational supplies for hundreds of children. While in Nicaragua, the group helped with building a school, playing soccer every day with youngsters and worked with four school teams. The team spent five days in a Nicaraguan community, helping to build a school. This involved everything from digging trenches to mixing cement. “It was the most incredible experience of my life and I’ll never forger the time I spent with the children and all the nice people from the community,” said Gabriele Donnelly, 14, one of the six West Ottawa Soccer Club players on the trip. The players participated in a local soccer tournament, leading the warm-ups and playing a friendly match against the winning team at the end of the tournament. “I had so much fun watching these young athletes compete against each other and cheering them on,” said Tiffany Ingram, 14, another of the West Ottawa Soccer Club players. “I won’t ever forget my time in Nicaragua.” “I thought it would be very good for people to know that these people don’t have access to education, clean water or a strong roof over their

heads, and they have very little money,” said Talia Laroche, 13, another of the West Ottawa Soccer Club players on the trip. “Looking at this made me feel very lucky to be Canadian and it even changed my way of looking at things.” The Amazing People Gala at the Ottawa Convention Centre last October raised over $50,000 for SchoolBOX which made it possible to this West Ottawa Soccer Club trip to Nicaragua. In addition, gift cards and prizes were donated by numerous community patrons that were raffle off before the trip or were used to purchase soccer equipment. These community patrons included True Sport, Purewater, Zak’s Diner, Mojo Fresh, Hurley’s Grill, Wild Wing, Graffiti’s, Just Curious, Blue Bamboo Yoga, Kunstadt Sports, Dave’s Auto Detailing, Colonnade Pizza, Gabriel Pizza, Zola’s Restaurant, heavenly Day’s Spa, Art & Aprons, 62 South Hair Studio, Home Hardware, Joanne Murawsky, Total Home Leisure, York Downs Golf & Country Club, Starspec Associates Inc., Stittsville Carp Road Physiotherapy, Texture Hair Salon, Shoppers Drug Mart, Home & Garden Accessories & Gifts, Lone Star Texas Grill, Farm Boy, Laura’s Your Independent Grocer, Real Canadian Superstore, Second Cup, Starbucks Coffee, Peter Chisholm (Mackenzie Financial) and Heather Philliben (Massage Therapist).

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Director of Education Award Meghan Poulin, centre, receives the Director of Education Award from St. Stephen Catholic School principal Bob Santos, right, and Ottawa Catholic School Board trustee John Curry, left, at the school’s grade six leaving ceremony on Wednesday, June 26 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Stittsville. The Director of Education Award is presented to a grade six student who is considered to best exemplify the gospel values in his or her daily life at the school.

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News - Six players and five others from the West Ottawa Soccer Club spent ten days in Nicaragua earlier this month helping to build a school on behalf of SchoolBOX, a Canadian charity dedicated to making education possible for all children in Nicaragua. The West Ottawa Soccer Club draws is players from Stittsville, Richmond, Goulbourn, Kanata and West Carleton. The six West Ottawa Soccer Club athletes were Gabriele Donnelly, Kathleen Carson, Priya Nagpal, Tiffany Ingram, Jessica Aiello and Talia Laroche. They travelled to Nicaragua along with Peter Donnelly, Lynn Aiello, Karri Dawson, John Carson and Dina Bell-Laroche, a West Ottawa Soccer Club coach. The group called themselves Team Nicaragua Bound, raising over $18,000 before departing thanks to sponsorships, donations and raffle tickets. The funds are providing financial assistance to support the building of a school and to provide the children with the supplies needed to study and learn. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere where only half of the children even reach the fifth grade. “I can safely say that this experience was life changing for the entire team,” coach Bell-Laroche said. “We received so much more than we gave, and we are deeply grateful to

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Sports - The seventh annual Sarah McCarthy Memorial Golf Tournament is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Manderley on the Green golf course near North Gower, starting at 10:30 a.m. There is an allyou-can-eat buffet dinner, all included in the $100 tournament fee which includes the golf, a cart and the buffet dinner. Those wishing to attend only the dinner can do so at a cost of $30. Those wishing to attend this year’s Sarah McCarthy Memorial Golf Tournament should contact Robin, Pam or Sean at 613-8382764 or Dawn at 613-489-3382 or 613-266-4278.

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News – Growing up in the 1950s on a farm that is now part of Ottawa’s National Capital Equestrian Park, a young Wayne Byrne could not have envisioned the decades ahead filled with horses. The “horse bug” first hit Wayne with the work horses that his dad used on the farm. When his father sold the farm, eight year old Wayne moved with his family to South March, now a part of Kanata, but he missed the horses. It turned out that his uncle at Bells Corners lived next door to Frank Florence who owned the Florence Paper Company in Ottawa and had horses and pones. Wayne, then 12 years old, jumped at the chance to live with the Florence family and work with these horses and ponies. His parents agreed to the arrangement provided that he attend high school there. The Florence family also showed champion Cocker Spaniels and ran a dog grooming business but Wayne worked mostly with their horses and ponies including Shetlands, quarter Horses and a Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse cross. While he both rode and drove the horses and ponies, Wayne’s primary interest became in driving the Shetlands. His first show was at the Carp Fair in the 1950s, driving a Shetland. Wayne’s experience with the Florence family sparked a lifelong love of owning and showing Quarter Horses that took him through the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s, time that he also spent working in the electrical trade. In 1965, Wayne married Gwen Sells of Stittsville and a farm at Stittsville become home for 25 years. Initially he had Angus cattle but gave them up for his true love – horses. Wayne had always been interested in breeding horses and wanted to buy a stallion. Making an agreement with his wife that he could buy a stallion if he quit smoking, in 1977 he brought his first of four stallions, a Quarter Horse named Judge Me. He subsequently purchased two more Quarter Horse stallions, Impressive Low Win and Sir Danny Pine. His fourth stallion, a Thoroughbred named Two Time Bruce, was purchased to cross with Quarter Horses, Pains and Appaloosas. The

offspring could be registered as appendix horses once they accumulated the required ten point status in their respective breeds. Two Time Bruce was also bred to hunter mares as he was an approved Canadian Sport Horse stallion. An interest in breeding horses through artificial insemination (AI) ensued for Wayne. Teaming up with Stittsville veterinarian Casey Ringelberg, the pair imported semen from European stallions over a 20 year period, using Judge Me and Two Time Bruce as teaser stallions for the designated mares. As well, Wayne shipped semen from Two Time Bruce to breeders across Canada, from Prince George, B.C., through to Prince Edward Island. Two Time Bruce often bred up to 30 mares a year through AI. During this time, Wayne never gave up his love of driving and competed in Quarter Horse shows with both Judge Me and Impressive Low Win. He qualified three horses to go to the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Another phrase of horsemanship, namely training, subsequently opened up for Wayne. People brought horses to him that they had started driving but needed further help with training. There were also horses that had never been driven. In some years, Wayne would have 15 to 18 such horses at his place for training. From the mid 1980s into the 1990s, Wayne also helped organize driving clinics and gave clinics and driving lessons. In 2000, two things happened. First, Wayne and Gwen sold their farm and purchased a smaller place in Munster. Secondly, Miniature Horses caught Wayne’s eye. Suddenly, Wayne was driving singles, tandems and pairs of Miniature Horses and having a great time. Even Gwen, who had no interest in being in the show ring, started driving Miniature Horses for fun. Wayne has subsequently trained many Miniature Horses and continues to help people drive their minis and horses. Helping people with driving led to a related interest – restoring vehicles. Often people who brought animals to Wayne for training would need a vehicle and harness for when they brought the animals back home.

Wayne would help them find a suitable carriage or cart and harness so that they could continue driving. With a carriage shop on his property in Munster, Wayne rebuilt and repaired cutters, buggies and twowheeled carts. He also went to carriage sales where he purchased vehicles for clients or ones that he could fix up and sell. Volunteering has been an important and rewarding part of Wayne’s life. He served as president of the Ottawa Valley Western Horse Association, the Dwyer Hill Riding Club, the Upper Ottawa Valley Quarter Horse Association and the Richmond Agricultural Society, host of the annual Richmond Fair. He also helped out at the annual Carp Fair. Back in the 1980s when he was starting to drive seriously, he belonged to the Ontario Pleasure Driving Association. The local Eastern Ontario Pleasure Driving Society (EOPDS) seemed like a logical step. So he joined and served as a director for several years, subsequently being awarded a “People Make A Difference Award” from the Ontario Equestrian Federation. As an EOPDS director, he worked tirelessly for the Society’s annual dinner dances and along with Barry Beach also ran several clinics at Stittsville’s Sunset Farms where they brought in noted clinicians such as Kirsten Brunner, Jeff Kohler, Gerry McCallum and Francois Bergeron. A highlight of Wayne’s volunteer work has been helping at the Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Show near Rochester, N.Y. for the past seven years. While Gwen assists in the show office, Wayne is a fixture at the in-gate, working as a whipper-in and offering support to exhibitors entering the show ring. “Walnut Hill isn’t work,” Wayne says. “It’s a real holiday where you meet the same people year after year and it’s a big reunion.” Wayne and Gwen downsized recently and moved to a bungalow in Carleton Place. Since he no longer has horses in his backyard, he is now freer to go to other people’s places to help with their driving and training or to get horses going again that may have been on the shelf for a while. He also has more time to help clubs and groups interested in driving and also to drive pairs and tandems of minis for others.

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help and the great friends that he and Gwen have made over the decades. Venues and disciplines may have changed over the decades but helping others with their horses has been a constant. (Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Feb. 2013 issue of “The Rider,” a horse publication based in Ancaster, Ontario published by Barry Finn. Founder Aidan Finn was inducted into the Ontario Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame in 2004).

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News - The Camp Awesome vacation bible camp at Stittsville United Church in Stittsville last week lived up to its name – it was “awesome.” With 50 youngsters enrolled, the week-long camp saw lots of activities, all done under the supervision and with the help of a number of youth counsellors, wearing dark red t-shirts. On Friday, for instance, when the youngsters had dispersed in groups

into different rooms at the church, one group went over the story of the Prodigal Son which led to a discussion about forgiveness, and unconditional love. With Camp Awesome’s grand finale presentation to parents in the afternoon, each group had to ensure that it had a song prepared for the event in the church sanctuary. In addition, each group had a banner identifying itself. This banner had to be designed and created by the youngsters them-

selves. Possible songs which groups could choose included Kumbaya, Jesus Loves Me, Party Hardy at Camp Awesome and the Shark Song. Camp Awesome is a week-long Christian day camp program sponsored by the Ottawa Presbytery of the United Church of Canada. Youngsters aged 4 to 12 can attend. Activities can include games, crafts, drama, singing and learning about faith and Bible stories.

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Sierra Cabot holds the paper airplane which she decorated at the Camp Awesome vacation bible camp at Stittsville United Church.

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Working at drawing moustaches on the group’s banner being created for the grand finale presentation to parents at the Camp Awesome vacation bible camp at Stittsville United Church in Stittsville last Friday are, from left, Grace Lawford, Tianna Kedrosky and Emma Le Madec.

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Jasmine Timmermans works on some artwork at the Camp Awesome vacation bible camp at Stittsville United Church in Stittsville.

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News - Sacred Heart Catholic High School honoured the academic accomplishments of its grade seven and eight students at an awards ceremony in the last week of school in June. Academic Awards of Achievement in 11 different areas of study were presented to one student in both grade seven and grade eight. In addition, a number of Awards of Distinction were presented, recognizing outstanding student achievement and accomplishment in a number of areas ranging from leadership to citizenship to improvement to academic excellence. The Mrs. Susan Henry Peacemaker Award, named after a former vice-principal at the school, was presented to students Joshua Plourde and Morgan Monette for grade seven and to students Melinda Asquith and Etienne Boucher for grade eight. This award is presented to students in grade seven and eight who have consistently demonstrated their commitment to making Sacred Heart an inclusive and safe learning environment. The Student Leadership Award is presented to grade eight students who have displayed the greatest ability to organize, represent and lead his or her peers toward positive goals. Recipients this year were Adam Duchesne, Kyle Kuehni, Melinda Asquith and Danielle Theoret. The Citizenship Award goes to a student who has demonstrated a respect for others, who volunteers in the community and who has worked to improve himself or herself over the course of the school year. Recipients of the Citizenship Award this year was Christopher Stamos. Most Improved Student Awards are presented each year to the grade seven student and the grade eight student who has demonstrated the most consistent academic improvement over the school year. Recipients this year were Nicholas Laurenzio for grade seven and Niels Whitesell for grade eight. Students who achieved and maintained an overall 90 percent or greater average over the entire school year were honoured. Nine students who achieve this high academic standing were Adam Duchesne, 95.31 percent; Olivia Gillis, 93.27 percent; Steven Keyworth, 91.99 percent; Allison O’Rourke, 90.87 percent; Holly Beingessner, 90.66 percent; Danielle Theoret, 90.64 percent; Jessica Perigo, 90.55 percent; Hannah Poisson, 90.52 percent; and William Kuzniarz, 90.39 percent. The Director of Education Award goes annually to a student who best exemplifies the Gospel values, with this year’s recipient being Adam Duchesne. Recipients of the Overall Dedication to Academics Awards this year were Allison Quintal for grade seven and Erin Francispillai for grade eight. The Overall Dedication to Academics Awards go to one grade seven and one grade eight student who have demonstrated the most consistent pursuit of academic excellence over the school year. The Principal’s Award is presented annually to the grade eight student who has demonstrated patience and persistence in overcoming adversity to achieve personal and/or academic success. The student has demonstrated self-motivation, has a strong work ethic, has challenged himself or herself in learning, has displayed independent thought, is a role model and has made great strides in learning. The Principal’s Award this year was presented to William Kuzniarz. The Most Outstanding Student Award is pre-

sented to the student in grade seven and the student in grade eight who has displayed the most success in achievement, improvement, dedication and/or leadership through the school year. The Most Outstanding Student Award for grade seven this year went to Dana Spencer while the Most Outstanding Student Award for grade eight this year was presented to Allison O’Rourke. In addition to these individual Awards of Distinction, Academic Awards of Achievement were also presented at this special awards assembly on Monday, June 24. Academic Awards of Achievement are awarded to students who have demonstrated high academic achievement, regular attendance, punctuality, consistent effort, the ability to follow routines and instructions without supervision, adherence to established timelines, a welcoming attitude for new tasks, seeking new opportunities for learning, responding to challenges, demonstrating a positive attitude towards learning, considers differing opinions, works willingly with others, assumes responsibilities in groups, demonstrates Christian values in the classroom, active participation in the class and demonstrating a desire to develop and to improve his or her understanding in a particular subject area. The Academic Awards of Achievement presented this year were as follows: Dramatic Arts – Tianna Turmel, grade seven; and Jenna Brisson, grade eight; Music – Sean McAsey, grade seven; and Ryan Fitzpatrick, grade eight; Visual Arts – Isabelle Sievero, grade seven; and Alexandra Lord, grade eight; Physical Education – Grace Byron, grade seven, core; and Michaela Tourigny, grade seven, Immersion; Cassidy Brown and Willem Gooderham, grade eight, core; and Clarissa Larisey, grade eight, Immersion; French – Amy Booker, grade seven, core; Sarah Fett, grade seven, Immersion; Kyle Kuehni, grade eight, core; and Sasha Thomson, grade eight, Immersion; Religion – Jason Si, grade seven, core; Hannah Poisson, grade seven, Immersion; Amy Pappin, grade eight, core; and Samuel Winn, grade eight, Immersion; Geography – Jacob Rowsell, grade seven, core; Ian Wooltorton, grade seven, Immersion; Michaela McCormick, grade eight, core; and Sophie Shavrnoch, grade eight, Immersion; History – Calvin Rupert, grade seven, core; Morgan Flanigan, grade seven, Immersion; Kaylee Leduc, grade eight, core; and Mitchell Lowery, grade eight, Immersion; English – Kailey St. Jaques, grade seven; and Jessica Perigo, grade eight; Math – Joshua Plourde, grade seven; and Steven Keyworth, grade eight; Science – Kai Lamont, grade seven, core; Keenan Foley, grade seven, Immersion; Adam Duchesne, grade eight, core; and Danielle Theoret, grade eight, Immersion. In her comments at the assembly, Sacred Heart principal Cindy Owens congratulated the students on their academic success over the past school year. She noted that the grade eight students will now be progressing into high school at Sacred Heart, urging them to get involved in the high school community in the coming school year. She noted that this year’s grade seven students, as grade eight students in the fall, will be role models for the new incoming grade seven students. She noted as well that it was one of the grade seven classes which raised the most money, $2,500, in the school’s annual cake auction last May.

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Sacred Heart Catholic High School principal Cindy Owens, centre, presents the Overall Dedication to Academic Excellence Award to recipients Erin Francispillai, left, for grade eight and Allison Quintal, right, for grade seven at the Stittsville school’s year-end grade seven/eight awards ceremony.


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Sacred Heart Catholic High School principal Cindy Owens, centre, presents the Susan Henry Peacemaker Award to, on the left, grade eight recipients Melinda Asquith and Etienne Boucher, and, on the right, grade seven recipients Morgan Monette and Joshua Plourde at the school’s year-end grade seven/eight awards ceremony.

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Sacred Heart Catholic High School principal Cindy Owens, right, presents the Principal’s Award to recipient William Kuzniarz, left, at the Stittsville school’s year-end grade seven/eight awards ceremony.

Sacred Heart Catholic High School student Christopher Stamos receives the Citizenship Award at the Stittsville school’s yearend grade seven/eight awards ceremony.

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Sacred Heart Catholic High School vice-principal Deborah Kealey, centre, presents the Student Leadership Award to recipients, on the left, Danielle Theoret, far left, and Melinda Asquith, second from left, and, on the right, Kyle Kuehni, second from right, and Adam Duchesne, far right, at the Stittsville school’s year-end grade seven/eight awards ceremony. Stittsville News EMC - Thursday, July 25, 2013 41


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Sports - She participated in badminton, touch football, ultimate Frisbee, girls rugby, volleyball, co-ed tchoukball, futsal, soccer, Gaelic football and track and field. He played rugby, floorball, hockey, flag rugby, volleyball, futsal and softball. But it was not only the number of sports in which they participated that saw Chloe Doherty and Kyle Kuehni receive the Athlete of the Year Awards at the grade seven and eight athletic awards assembly at Sacred Heart Catholic High School at the end of the school year last June. It was also their superb performance in some sports as well as their overall attitude that earned them these top athletic awards. Chloe Doherty, for her part, received the most nominations as one of the top three most valuable players in the various sports in which she participated throughout the 2012-2013 school year. She exhibited a positive attitude in all her sports involvement, encouraging teammates and always pushing herself to be as good as she could be in any particular sport. She led by example and was always willing to take advice to better her own game. Not only that, but she always had a constant smile on her face, indicative of the absolute love that

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News - Reading, math and dance activities were all recognized at the grade seven/eight academic awards assembly at Sacred Heart Catholic High School at the end of the school year in June. Those involved in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Red Maple Reading Club were recognized for their participation. The Red Maple Reading Club is an Ontario Library Association initiative in which the Association nominates ten recently published books written by Canadian authors. Students in the Club are encouraged to reach these books and if a student reads at least five of the books, he or she can vote for the best book, the winner of the Red Maple Award. In the 2012-2013 school year, 17 students participated in Sacred Heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Red Maple Reading Club, attending weekly lunch meetings in the school library where they discussed the various books. These students who were recognized at the awards assembly were Amelia Authier, Jessica Berryhill, Etienne Boucher, Maddy Craig, Taylor Davenport, Samantha Dizon, Willem Gooderham, Abagael Hudak, Serena Kam, Liam Konrad, William Kuzniarz, Kaitlyn Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Abbe, Rachel Liston, Rowan Luckhurst, Emily Meszaros, Owen Paquette and Julie-Anne Tremblay. In the 2012-2013 school year, 24 students at Sacred Heart participated in the University of Waterloo Guass Contest in Mathematics. These students, who received a certificate at the awards assembly, were Sean McAsey, Hannah Girard, Joshua Plourde, Rohan Abraham, Rodrigo Fiero, Kiaran Allman, Ben Buckley, Owen Lassaline, Adam Michalski, Erik Millar, Trent Holmes, Matthew Mersereau, Kaitlyn Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Abbe, Caitlyn Bauer, William Mui, Sam Marincak, Niels Whitesell, Erik Holmes, Jayden Cole, Craig Renaud, Owen Paquette and Antonio Amato. Anita George was honoured as the top grade seven Sacred Heart student in the contest while Adam Duchesne was the top grade eight Sacred Heart student in the contest. The school also holds an annual Math Bee

which is similar to a traditional spelling bee but involves math questions. The grade seven Math Bee winner was Sarah Fett while the grade eight Math Bee winner was Etienne Boucher. Sacred Heart held its second annual Dance Showcase with the winners being Nicholas Rocque and Mary Warren. Sacred Heart has the Sacred Heart Youth Award which is awarded in each grade seven and eight homeroom. The homeroom students get to vote on who should be the recipient, based on the criteria of a student demonstrating respect and understanding through behaviours towards others; demonstrating a good Christian attitude by actions throughout the school year; and demonstrating help to others and strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills. Recipients of the Sacred Heart Youth Award for the 2012-2013 school year were as follows: 7-01 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Amy Booker; 7-02 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kevin Sernoskie; 7-03 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Emily Iob; 7-04 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Zoe Moore; 7-05 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Keenan Foley; 7-06 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Emma Abrams; 7-07 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hannah Poisson; 7-08 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dana Spencer; 7-09 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Julie-Anne Tremblay; 8-01 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Craig Renaud and Ian McDonald; 8-02 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sarah Turcotte; 8-03 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; William Kuzniarz; 8-04 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Adam Duchesne; 8-05 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kyle Kuehni; 8-06 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Samantha Dizon; 8-07 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Julian Lowery; 8-08 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mitchell Lowery; 8-09 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Madison Drummond; 8-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Victoria Lapointe; and 8-11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shannon McDonald. Sacred Heart presents Awards of Merit to grade seven and eight students who have demonstrated a positive attitude, respect for teachers and students, diligence and hard work, working to the best of his or her ability and always giving a 100 percent effort. Recipients of the Awards of Merit for the 2011-2013 school year at Sacred Heart were Liam Konrad, Jasmine Paoloni, Taylor Davenport, Thomas Burke, Tristan Lariviere, Anita George, Laura Visoso, Emily Iob, Kate Adloc, Neikko Burrell, Amy MacNeil, Lauren Treffers, Riley Weatherall, Michael Farah, Halina Golka, Zoe Moore, Tierney Sterling, Charlie Armstrong, Abbi Verge, Jayden Cole, Megan Souaid, Eli Sliwah, Megan Chase, Sebastian Angelosante, Dior Carley, Hailey Seed, Mary Warren, Emma Abrams and Emily Meszaros.


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They were willing to take advice to better their own game and were always willing to pass along their skills to help others on the team. They also were determined to play hard. The students who were the most valuable player in each sport in grade seven/eight in the 2012-2013 school year at Sacred Heart were as follows: Co-ed ultimate Frisbee – Michael Rowan; cross country – Keeghan Radley; snowshoe team – Robyn Davey; girls rugby – Chloe Doherty; boys rugby – Sean Devanderschueren; girls volleyball – Darby Smith; boys volleyball – Andrew Simonds; wrestling – Liam O’Hara; table tennis – Erin Francispillai; coed tchoukball – Chelsea Marin; girls floorball – Kiersten Campbell; boys floorball – Kyle Kuehni; boys futsal – Dylan Brown; girls futsal – Clarissa Larisey; badminton – Cameron Hickson; girls hockey – Danielle Edwards; boys hockey – Tyler Orban; girls basketball – Megan Chase; boys basketball – Willem Gooderham; swim team – Jayden Cole; co-ed paddle tennis – Marek Rybak; girls touch football – Danielle Theoret; boys touch football – Tyler Rehman; girls Gaelic football – Chloe Doherty;

boys Gaelic football – Michael Farah; girls soccer – Hailey Woodside; boys soccer – Matteo Serafini; track and field – Courtney Constantini (grade seven girls), Nolan Struss (grade seven boys), Chloe Doherty, grade eight girls) and Kyle Lefebvre (grade eight boys); girls softball – Hayley Dunnigan; and boys softball – Riley Weatherall (Team A) and Jonathan Cooke (Team B). At the assembly, which also served as the academic awards assembly for the grade seven and eight students, nine championship banners in various sports were displayed behind the red-clothed table holding the various awards which stretched across the back of the stage in the school auditorium. Students who had received gold medals as city champions were recognized at the assembly. These include Daniel Holland, gold in consolation table tennis; Erin Francispillai, gold in individual table tennis; Cameron Hickson and Erin Francispillai, gold in mixed paddle tennis; Andrew Simonds and Marek Rybak, gold in paddle tennis boys doubles; Haley Woodside and Danielle Theoret, gold in paddle tennis girls doubles. Pentalthalon winners from Sacred Heart were Kyle Lefebvre, gold for grade eight boys; Nolan Struss, bronze for grade seven boys; and

Michaela Tourigny, bronze for grade seven girls. Sacred Heart grade seven/eight teams which won city championship banners in the 2012-2013 school year included girls soccer, boys soccer, girls basketball, girls softball, boys softball and girls futsal. At the assembly, students who achieved a high level in a fitness test (The Beep Test) in physical education class were honoured. This beep test is a 20 metre shuttle run that progressively gets faster as the levels increase. Students who reached level 100 were recognized at this assembly. This year these students were Dylan Brown, Jonathan Cooke, Kenzie MacNeil, Reilly Moore, Tyler Rehman, Sean Rossell, Marek Rybak, Mitchell Lowery, Cameron Bisson, William Mui, Jayden Cole, Sean Devanderschueren, Julian Lowery, Mitchell Usher, Anakin Burns, Matt Titus, Nathan Grenon, Keenan Foley, Tyler Orban, Nolan Struss, Liam Burke, Cody Lajeunesse, Michaela Tourigny, Mathieu Gauthier and Daniel Lambert. The school’s second annual Wing Ding Chicken Wing and Soccer Fest was held just before the end of school. Winners this year were Ricardo Pradel, Ben Henshaw, Ciaran Allman, Corri Burke and Amy Doherty.

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News - Monday, Sept. 30 is the deadline for the submission of entries to this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage photo contest being sponsored by the Goulbourn Township Historical Society. Up until then, entries can be dropped off at the Stittsville, Richmond and Munster branches of the Ottawa Public Library. Entries must be colour or black and white prints, anything up to 8 x 10 inches in size. Entries to this â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Snapshot in Timeâ&#x20AC;? photo contest must be original shots taken within the boundaries of the former township of Goulbourn during 2013. They cannot have been previously published or entered in any other contest or showing. There are five different theme categories, with a photographer allowed to submit up to two entries in each category. Entries should be enclosed in a sealed envelope with each separate photo clearly marked on its back with the location where it was taken, the subject, the name, address and phone number of the photographer and the theme category being entered. In addition, brief notes explaining the historical connection of a particular shot are welcomed. Such information could potentially enhance the points awarded by the judges for a particular entry. The five theme categories in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photo contest are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heritage Homes in Goulbournâ&#x20AC;?; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Richmond Fair 2013: Tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historyâ&#x20AC;?; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goulbourn Swamps & Wetlandsâ&#x20AC;?; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Links to the Pastâ&#x20AC;?; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heritage Tombstones.â&#x20AC;? This year, a new wrinkle has been added to this annual heritage photo contest and that is a special youth category, open to local residents aged 17 and under. The categories are the same as are the contest rules such as the photo must be taken this year within the boundaries of the former Goulbourn township. But in this youth section of the contest, entries are to be submitted via email, with a one Megabyte (MB) file size as the maximum allowed per shot. Such entries are to be emailed to YouthPhotoContest@GoulbournHistoricalSociety.org . For all entrants to this heritage photo contest, both young and others, there is no entry fee. However, all entries do become the property of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society. Judging will be based on both historic interest and photographic merits such as the use of lighting, composition and impact. Detailed rules can be found on the Historical Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www.goulbournhistoricalsociety.org . Details of the prizes to be awarded and a public unveiling of the contestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning entries will be announced later.

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News - A public information meeting to discuss rezoning of a site in the shadow of Canadian Tire Centre (formerly Scotiabank Place) to allow for a hotel/restaurant development is being held on Tuesday, Aug. 6. It will take place at 7 p.m. at the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. The proposed hotel/restaurant project would be located at the northwest corner of Huntmar Drive and Palladium Drive, immediately west of the Canadian Tire Centre, while it would be surrounded on the northwest by the Palladium Auto Park. The proposal calls for two 100-room

hotels plus two stand-alone buildings housing restaurants. One hotel, a proposed 100 room, four storey building, would face on Huntmar Drive at the Huntmar Drive/Palladium Drive corner while a second hotel, a proposed 100 room, five story building, would face on Palladium Drive just east of Auto Park Private going into the Palladium Auto Park. The two stand-alone buildings housing restaurants would be located on Huntmar Drive immediately north of the four storey hotel building. Each stand alone building will be able to house a sit-down restaurant with the size of 5,812 square feet.

This proposed hotel/restaurant complex would have its own parking area located behind the buildings. At the Aug. 6 meeting, the rezoning application for the site will be discussed. Changes to the existing zoning on the site will be an increase in height from 12 metres to 24 metres; adding a hotel as a permitted use; increasing the area allowed for a restaurant use; and reducing parking requirements from 308 to 301 spaces. More information about this rezoning proposal can be obtained by contacting city of Ottawa planner Tracey Scaramozzino at 613-580-2424, ext. 12545 or via email at tracey.scaramozzino@ottawa.ca .

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News - Last year the annual Ottawa Carleton Plowing Match was held at the Brophy farm near Richmond. This year the site moves eastward, with the plowing match happening at Edwards family farm at the corner of Frank Kenny Road and Wall Road at Navan. It will be taking place on Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24. Friday, Aug. 23 will see the VIP plowing at noon followed by prac-

tice time for competitors. There will also be an information session about tillage equipment organized by the Ottawa Carleton Soil and Crop Improvement Association. Saturday, Aug. 24 is the day when the plowing competition takes place, involving horse, antique tractor and conventional tractor classes. The plowing will take place from 10 a.m. through to 3 p.m. Plowing matches like this upcoming Ottawa Carleton Plowing Match

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have been a part of Ontario’s agricultural history for over a century. They give farmers an opportunity to display their plowing skills while also learning about the importance of soil conservation. At the Ottawa Carleton Plowing Match, plows used will vary from newer reversible plows to walking plows used with a team of horses. The Ottawa Carleton plowmen’s Association, host of the Ottawa Carleton Plowing Match, is marking its 89th year this year. It all began back in 1919 when Melvin A. Powell, a Marlborough township farmer, en-

couraged the formation of the Marlborough and North Gower Plowmen’s Association. It even hosted an International Plowing Match in 1932 at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa. The plow is one of the oldest tillage tools known to man. By the time of the Romans, wooden plows that somewhat resemble modern plows were in use, being pulled by oxen. The plow is used to transform land into a productive seedbed. This is done by preparing a seedbed with a top layer of soil that can easily surrounded the newly planted seed and

encourage germination; by helping to control weeds; by assisting in the degradation of mulch into organic matter; by increasing water retention; and by improving soil aeration. With today’s new plow designs and increased horsepower from tractors, plowing now plays a part in tillage, cropping, conservation and environmental practices including soil conservation through the control of water and wind erosion, improved secondary tillage, energy conservation through reduced tillage practices, chemical weed control and precision seed placement.


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What’s happening in Stittsville, Richmond, Goulbourn The next meeting of the Board of Directors of the Richmond Village Association will be on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the basement hall at St. Paul’s United Church on McBean Street in Richmond. Everyone is welcome to attend. Summer Slam 2013 to wrap up the stock car racing season at Capital City Speedway west of Stittsville will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 featuring a national qualifier 30 lap Legends Race, a 100 lap Enduro Race, a 30 lap Thunder Race, a 30 lap Mini Stocks Race, a Demolition Derby and more. The annual Villeagefest, a celebration of the beginning of fall activities in Stittsville following the summer, organized by the Stittsville Village Association, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Village Square Park at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street in Stittsville. A Kidney Walk to raise funds for the fight against kidney

disease will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8 in Stittsville, starting at 11 a.m. at the Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road. Walk route will be along Stittsville Main Street to Papa Sam’s at Beverly Street and back to the church. BBQ, children’s activities and entertainment at the church. Register today at www. kidneywalk.ca. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Hochster-Hurst at 613-836-6847 or Ruth Richardson at 613836-8735 or Craig Dunbar at 613-724-9953, ext. 4562.

A Neil Diamond impersonator will be performing on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Tickets are now on sale at the Legion Hall at $20 each. Tickets at the door will cost $25 each. Early purchase of tickets is advised due to limited seating at the Legion Hall.

The Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society will be holding its first meeting of the fall on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road in Stittsville, with guest speaker Brian Carson speaking on the topic “Ottawa Valley Trilliums: Search & Discovery.”

The annual 9 RUN RUN hosted by the city of Ottawa’s emergency services (Police, Fire and Paramedics) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Stittsville, headquartered at Sacred Heart High School. 2K Family Fun Run/Walk, 10K run and half marathon. Registration is now open at www.eventsonline.ca/ events/9runrun/ . For more information about this 9 RUN RUN emergency services run, please visit http://www.9runrun.ca/

The annual Richmond Fair at the Richmond fairgrounds in Richmond will take place from Thursday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Sept. 22.

The annual Christmas Parade of Lights on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville, organized by the Stittsville Village Association, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 30 starting at 6 p.m.

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The next Friendship Club luncheon will be held on Wednesday, July 31 at noon at the Glen Mar Golf Club on Fernbank Road west of Stittsville. The menu will include lasagna, Caesar salad, dessert, tea and coffee. The entertainment will be provided by “Mostly Bows.” To reserve a seat at this luncheon, please phone Gloria at 613-831-8819 or Rosemary at 613-836-6354 before Friday, July 26. The Friendship Club is thinking about planning a bus trip in August if there is sufficient interest in such an outing. The proposed bus trip will be discussed at the July luncheon so that there will be an opportunity to provide input about the idea. 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. which will be re-starting on Wednesday, Sept. 11 (contact Helen at 613-836-6766); and bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m. (contact Lorraine at 613-599-3297).

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News – Euchre is now being played on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs lounge at the Stittsville Legion Hall with everyone in the community welcome to attend. This is in addition to the regular Tuesday afternoon euchre parties held at the Legion Hall. Bingo is played at the Legion Hall every Wednesday starting at 6:45 p.m. Euchre is played every Tuesday starting at 1:15 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and enjoy both of these regular weekly happenings. Line dancing has resumed at the Legion Hall and the turnouts have been fabulous. Everyone in the com-

munity is welcome to join in. It happens at the Legion Hall every Monday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. There is a need for more volunteers for the Wednesday night bingo. Every Friday is “Bring Your Own Meat” day at the Legion Hall, starting at 5 p.m. The Legion will supply the rest of the supper. Bring along some friends and enjoy an “Open Mike” evening of fun and singing. But please note that on Friday, Aug. 9, there will be no “Bring Your Own Meat” event due to the Stittsville golf tournament and dinner. Two dates to note coming up in August at the Stittsville Legion Hall are a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and a Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug.

17. Everyone is welcome to attend both of these events. The Legion Hop Bus hits the road again on Saturday, Aug. 24. This is an opportunity for Legion members to visit other Legion branches in the area. The bus will leave the Stittsville Legion Hall at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, travelling to the Morrisburg Legion for lunch. It will then be on to the Prescott Legion before a final stop at the Cardinal Legion. Please call 613-836-1632 for more information. The Stittsville Legion is to be the site for a special BBQ on Sunday, Aug. 25, a joint effort by the Military Families Resource Centre and the Stittsville Legion. City of Ottawa mayor Jim Watson and well known area personality Max Keeping of

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Drop-in program at splash pads News - The two splash pads in Stittsville are both involved in a free informal weekly drop-in program that the city of Ottawa conducts at such water parks across the municipality. In this program, children aged 4 to 10 are invited to join the city’s trained recreation staff for fun-filled programming of sports, crafts and games at these water parks.

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Sports – You can still play for the Bell Warriors Football Club this season. The Club’s tackle football tryouts are right now, lasting for the entire month of July, so you still have time to register online at www.bellwarriors.ca and play this season. Youth ages 8 through 16 are welcome to get involved and have a fun season of playing football. For more information, please contact Paul Stewart, president of the Bell Warriors Football Club, at 613-8384279, via cell at 613-222-4385 or via email at president@bellwarriors.ca. The Bell Warriors Football Club offers tackle football programs for those from age 8 through age 16. The Bell Warriors territory includes Stittsville, Richmond, Munster and Goulbourn as well as the Bells Corners and Britannia areas of Ottawa. The Bell Warriors offers tackle football programs at the tyke level (810 years old), mosquito level (11-12 years old), pee wee level (13-14 years old) and bantam level (15-16 years old). Registration fees are $300 for the tyke program and $350 for the mosquito, pee wee and bantam programs. This includes a tryout fee. The Bell Warriors Football Club supplies all of the equipment necessary to play tackle football except for cleats.

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JOHN LEPACK - Jason and Tiffany (nee Williams) Lepack of Arnprior are pleased to announce the safe arrival of John Thomas Jason Lepack born at the Almonte General Hospital on June 11, 2013. John is the third grandchild for Jim and Beth Lepack of Arnprior and first grandchild for Tom Williams and Pam Smith of Belleville, and Edith Williams of Trenton. Proud great-grandparents are Duncan and Geraldine McNevin of Renfrew, Ted Williams of Belleville and Ruth Windover of Kingston. John is also welcomed with joy by his Aunt Leigh-Ann and Uncle Thomas Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor and cousins Ella and Naomi of Braeside. A special thank you to Dr. Prevost, Dr. Deschenes, Dr. Adanlawo and the obstetric staff of Almonte General Hospital; also the staff of the NICU of the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Pastor Ahren Summach and the Ottawa Valley Vineyard family.

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Candidates must have minimum 5 years experience in MultiAxis programming. Experience with CATIA Models to CNC programs for automation and Master Cam X6. Additional experience with Solid Works, Robot Master V5, ABB IRC5, Force Control, Poly Works, and Robot Studio will be an asset. Experience in Aerospace Tool Manufacturing, for fixtures design and manufacturing engineering is desirable.

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THE OPPORTUNITY Metroland East is looking for a high-energy, experienced Sales person to support and drive sales in our Oawa Region. Reporng to the Publisher, you will be responsible for supervision of a Sales Teams, training and development of that team and new members, hold regular sales meengs with your team and maintain and grow the retail business. You will be building onto what is already a large and producve pre-exisng book of business.

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As a team, you will both be responsible for customer service, cleaning, minor repairs and maintenance of the interior and exterior of a residential property in Ottawa. Related experience and good communication and computer abilities are a must. A competitive salary and beneďŹ ts package, including on-site accommodation, await you!

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO â&#x20AC;˘ Use your sales skills to acvely prospect and develop new business. â&#x20AC;˘ Consult with clients/ sales team regularly to maintain and grow exisng relaonships. â&#x20AC;˘ Generate compelling and creave proposals that address and solve customer/sales team problems. â&#x20AC;˘ Be compeve and driven to consistently achieve and exceed monthly sales targets. â&#x20AC;˘ Leverage market relaonships and increase overall revenues. â&#x20AC;˘ Supervise, support and train staďŹ&#x20AC;. â&#x20AC;˘ Coordinaon and development of supplements, features and digital. ABOUT YOU â&#x20AC;˘ You are knowledgeable about sales adversing, strategies and concepts; a minimum of 5 years adversing experience is preferred. In general, prior media adversing experience would be an asset. â&#x20AC;˘ 5 years outside sales consulng experience with a history of providing soluon oriented sales presentaons. â&#x20AC;˘ Can illustrate a proven track record of delivering on goals and maintaining a high closing rao. â&#x20AC;˘ Supervisory skills, the ability to movate a sales team. â&#x20AC;˘ Working and reliable automobile, proof of insurance and a clean driving record. Looking for your next career challenge? If so, Metroland Media Group is the place to be! Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume and cover leer to mtracy@metroland.com by August 2nd, 2013 Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Job Category - Sales



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FOR A CHANGE? The Arnprior Chronicle-Guide dee has an immediate opening for an advertising vertising consultant workingg out ut of of our Arnprior Office.. This position offers a base salary plus an excellent commission plan and Benefits. Interested candidates can email a resume with cover letter by Tuesday August 6th, 2013 to Mike Tracy - Metroland Media, Ottawa Region mtracy@perfprint.ca


FOR RENT Kanata- 3 bedroom Townhouse, 5 appliances, available August 1st. Apply to 613-831-9878 after 7 PM.

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Frigidaire Appliances Wall Oven $450, Black, Ceramic Cook Top, $275, Dishwasher, $150, Black. Amana Dryer, Super Capacity, $150. All in excellent condition. 613-624-5080

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WORK OPPORTUNITIES & TRAVEL Childcare positions in United States, air fare, medical, etc provided. Childcare in Holland, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, England, China, etc. Different benefits apply. Hotel jobs in England. Teach in South Korea, air fare, medical etc provided. Apply at: 902-422-1455. Email: scotiap@ns.sympatico.ca

Merrickville, house, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, completely renovated throughout, 6 appliances, yard, shed, parking, no FIREWOOD smoking, pets negotiable, HOT TUB (SPA) Covers $1,200. 613-269-2788. in- Best Price, Best Quality. All Firewood- Cut, split and fo: www.378heritage.com shapes & Colours Available. delivered or picked up. Call 1-866-652-6837. www. Dry seasoned hardwood thecoverguy.com/sale FOR SALE or softwood from $50/ face cord. Phone Greg Kn- Cedar (white), quality STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL ops (613)658-3358, cell lumber, most sizes, deck- BUILDINGS Up to 60% OFF! 30x40, 40x60, 50x80, (613)340-1045. ing, T&G, channel rustic. 60x100, 80x100 sell for Also huge bundles of ce- balance owed! Call: 1-800ANTIQUES & dar slabs ($45) and large 457-2206 www.crownsteelCOLLECTIBLES bags of shavings ($35). buildings.ca www.scoutenwhitecedar.ca Antiques for sale, visit our (613)283-3629. HELP WANTED barn full of antiques. 3654 Hwy 29 North at Cedar Hill Disability Products. Buy Road, Pakenham. Info: and Sell stair lifts, scoot- HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/ 613-794-5634 or 613-256- ers, bath lifts, patient lifts, HOUR. Undercover Shophospital beds, etc. Call pers Needed To Judge Retail 8937. Silver Cross Ottawa And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT. BUSINESS SERVICES (613)231-3549. Experience Not Required. You’ll be If You Can Shop-You Are ACCOUNTING Qualified! www.MyShopperCHRONICLE DIAMOND Jobs.com AWARD WINNER on the News EMC 2009, 2010 & 2011 CLASSIFIEDS Saturn Accounting Services 613-832-4699

Lone Star, Kanata, Now Hiring. Full time experienced, line cooks. Apply to: 4048 Carling Avenue. Competitive Wage. Come join the great Lone Star Atmosphere. Part Time Sales Clerks. Positive team oriented individuals, with initiative, strong leadership & customer service skills. Kanata Pharmasave. Fax resume to 613-592-7027

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Ach Masonry is a family owned business that has been providing quality brick and stone masonry services since 1970. Chimney repairs, repointing, fireplaces, etc. Visit www.achmasonry. com or call 613-256-9676. Free Estimates.

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Canadian Firearm/Hunter Safety Courses. Call Dave Arbour 613-257-7489 or visit www.valleysportsmanshow.com for dates and details of courses near you. Hunter Safety/Canadian Fire-arms Courses, Carp, September 20, 21 & 22. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409. Hunter Safety/Canadian Fire-arms Courses and exams throughout the year. Held once a month at Carp. Call Wenda Cochran Bridlewood- Experienced 613-256-2409. Caregiver has space available. Plenty of TLC; MORTGAGES nutritious meals/snacks; CONSOLIoutdoor/indoor play; non- $$MONEY$$ smoking environment. DATE Debts Mortgages to Excellent references. Call 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mort613-852-1560. gage #10969 Safe Loving Educational 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 8 2 - 1 1 6 9 Environment. 19 years, w w w . m o r t g a g e o n t a CPR, First Aid, in/out ac- rio.com tivities, nutrituious lunch/ snacks, pre-school educational program. Sheila 613836-3015

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Carpentry, Repairs, Rec Rooms, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates, 25 years experience. 613-832-2540

Posion: General Manager, Seaway Reports to: Group Publisher Locaon: Kingston, ON

Steve’s Roofing 14 years experience, Excellent workmanship, 10 year written warranty, Call Steve for a free estimate 613-5529471.

Overview: Reporng into the Group Publisher, the General Manager, Seaway will be responsible for the Seaway Region (Brighton, Belleville, Kingston and Brockville). Successful candidate will lead our Sales teams, represent Metroland in the Community and meet company standards for profitability and editorial excellence.

COMMERCIAL RENT Garage and adjoining office, outside storage/parking including two concrete storage bays. 800 sq.ft. garage, 300 sq.ft. heavyduty mezzanine, 200 sq.ft. office with security system. Monthly rental of $2000 includes utilities and fenced parking. 110 Westhunt Drive, Carp. Minutes from the 417. Call 613-831-0970 to arrange viewing.

FARM Farm Land, 28 Acres available on Fallowfield Road for Pasture or Hay for sale, cut your own, call for details. 613-836-8714 STANDING HAY available. 50 acres. Call 613-622-5461.

TOM’S CUSTOM AIRLESS PAINTING Specializing in roof barn & aluminum/ vinyl siding painting *30 years experience. *Screw nailing and roof repairs. Insured and Bonded Free Estimates (613)283-8475 GARAGE SALE Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-2561511. 36 vendors. Open daily 10-5. Saturday, July 20th and Sunday 28th, 8 a.m., any weather! Downsizing, Big Time, Bonanza Sale! 201 Thomas Dolan Parkway, Dunrobin.

FOR RENT Almonte. 1 bedroom, top renovated older home, washer, dryer, parking, nonsmoking, single per-son preferred. $750/month plus hydro, September 1. 613263-5784. Almonte waterfront. 2 story, 2 bed, Semi-detached. $950+ utilities. Also space in large home to rent $600/ month short term preferred. Heather 613-256-7067.

Dues & Responsibilies • Develop, implement and manage strategies to meet and exceed YTD performance goals and objecves as well as maximize market potenal in all business segments/divisions. • Develop and execute aggressive sales and markeng strategies across all Seaway divisions, in a very compeve region, through exisng leadership and staff. • To assist the Regional Publisher in the management of the divisions to achieve the operang plan including financial, editorial, circulaon and administrave budgets/plans by implemenng management controls which monitor performance and by taking correcve acon when area of non-performance is idenfied. • Assist the Regional Publisher in the development of strategic plans that clearly idenfies objecves, strategies, priories and new innovave opportunies for each division. • To maximize community and reader involvement through mely and accurate reporng of news happenings in a style and manner that adheres to Editorial standards. • To monitor the distribuon system to ensure accurate and mely delivery of company products and inserts. • Idenfies and develops new business opportunies to aain and exceed revenue targets. • To maintain a high level of awareness of the Division in the community by maintaining contact with readers, community leaders, associaons, and through Division promoons and by parcipang in community events. • To ensure that all staffing levels meet short and long-term needs of the divisions and that fair and effecve performance measures are assigned and employees are movated to achieve and/or exceed their assigned goals and objecves ulizing sound management tools and pracces. • Promotes a cooperave and harmonious working climate which will be conducive to maximum morale, producvity, and efficiency/effecveness. • Support Corporate Sales with local sales acvity. Qualificaons/Competencies/Experience: Building Effecve Teams * Conflict Management * Dealing with Ambiguity * Developing Direct Reports & Others Direcng Others * Innovaon Management * Managerial Courage * Managing Vision & Purpose * Polical Savvy * Strategic Thinking • Strong planning skills required in order to develop strategic plans to increase revenueproducon opportunies. • Must be “results-oriented”. • Experience with and understanding of Metroland internet strategies. • Strong and proven project management skills. • Excellent communicaon and interpersonal skills are needed in leadership role with staff to movate and clearly indicate goals and performance requirements across many divisions within a large geographic footprint. • Must also be able to communicate well in the community as the primary representave of the divisions. • Strong knowledge of the Company’s products, services, circulaon and demographics in order to properly develop strategies that increase the divisions growth and revenues. • Creave and innovave thinker who can analyze and develop new soluons or approaches. • 5-7 years relevant experience including direct management experience of community newspaper(s). • College or University degree/diploma or equivalent experience. Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external posng and that further consideraon will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the posion. Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover leer to the aenon of Karen Pogue no later than Monday July 29th, 2013 to kpogue@metroland.com. CL431036_0725

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Inserng Machine Operator Trainee Distribuon Metroland Media- Formerly Performance Prinng

JOB SUMMARY: To lead and assist in operaons on the Distribuon floor, including coordinang the staging and inserng of flyers on the night shi using inserng machines and evaluaon of performance levels to ensure a smooth and efficient workflow for both the EMC’s and leershop jobs. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The ideal employee will: • Possess a strong mechanical aptude • Have strong producon and workflow skills • Be able to work unsupervised • Demonstrate a high level of flexibility • Be highly self-movated • Ability to troubleshoot • Working knowledge of inserng equipment • Be available for ALL shis SPECIFIC DUTIES: • Operate Inserng machines ie. setup, adjustments etc. • Assist in planning pre-insert packages • Meet producon goals • Respond to deadlines • Ensure quality standards are met • Provide training to part-me staff where required • Maintenance • Other dues as requires JOB REQUIREMENTS: • Working knowledge of flyer distribuon as well as a working knowledge of inserng equipment • Ability to learn and understand producon requirements • Ability to learn and apply departmental rules and procedures • Good communicaon and leadership skills • Flexibility in both hours and job requirements, depending on customers needs. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Grade 12 diploma • 2-4 years producon experience in high volume shop Please send resume to rconium@perfprint.ca or drop off to 65 Lorne Street.

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Sales Coordinator – Arnprior or Renfrew Metroland East Arnprior Renfrew

THE OPPORTUNITY Metroland East is looking for a high-energy, experienced Sales person to support and drive sales in our Renfrew and Arnprior Region. Reporng to the Publisher, you will be responsible for supervision of a Sales Teams, training and development of that team and new members, hold regular sales meengs with your team and maintain and grow the retail business. You will be building onto what is already a large and producve pre-exisng book of business. WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Use your sales skills to acvely prospect and develop new business. • Consult with clients/ sales team regularly to maintain and grow exisng relaonships. • Generate compelling and creave proposals that address and solve customer/sales team problems. • Be compeve and driven to consistently achieve and exceed monthly sales targets. • Leverage market relaonships and increase overall revenues. • Supervise, support and train staff. • Coordinaon and development of supplements, features and digital. ABOUT YOU • You are knowledgeable about sales adversing, strategies and concepts; a minimum of 5 years adversing experience is preferred. In general, prior media adversing experience would be an asset. • 5 years outside sales consulng experience with a history of providing soluon oriented sales presentaons. • Can illustrate a proven track record of delivering on goals and maintaining a high closing rao. • Supervisory skills, the ability to movate a sales team. • Working and reliable automobile, proof of insurance and a clean driving record. Looking for your next career challenge? If so, Metroland Media Group is the place to be! Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume and cover leer to mtracy@metroland.com by August 2nd, 2013 Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Job Category - Sales CL431034_0725

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PETS Dog Sitting- Experienced retired breeder providing lots of TLC. My home. Smaller dogs only. References available. $17-$20 daily Marg 613-721-1530 www. lovingcaredogsitting.com

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TOWNHOMES 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 5 appliances and more, located in established area, on site management ofďŹ ce, from $1495 + up Urbandale Corporation 323 Steeplechase Dr. (just off Stonehaven Dr.) Kanata, K2M 2N6 Call 613-592-0548

Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBestâ&#x201E;˘. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBestâ&#x201E;˘ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Director of Compliance, the Fire Protection & Hazard Analyst will perform the following tasks:

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Waterfront Cottages Fully outfitted 2 and 3 bedroom Clean lake Sandy Beach, Quiet, Relaxing Great fishing www.whitecedars.ca 613-649-2255

2008 Hyundai Tiburon Coupe. Auto with manual tiptronic transmission, black on black cloth, heated seats, sunroof, Clarion stereo, power windows, locks, mirrors, cruise, 6 disc cd, i-pod aux output, alloy wheels, spoiler, only 103,000 kms, will safety and e-test. $10,000 613-406-9997

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Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job speAssortment of used tires, cialist. Free estimates. 61312, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. 250-0290. Summers, all-season and EMC Classifieds snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498. Get Results!

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BROCKVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL Our Mission: To provide an excellent patient experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; guided by the people we serve, delivered by people who care. Brockville General Hospital is a fully accredited multi-site facility serving a regional population of up to 96,000 and providing Acute Care, Complex Continuing Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care and Acute Mental Health Care services. We are situated on the beautiful St. Lawrence River in the heart of the famous Thousand Islands. Presently we are recruiting for the following opportunities: Full Time Health Records Technician U Graduate of an approved Health Information Management program from a recognized college U CertiďŹ cation from the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) U Knowledge of the Public Hospitals Act, ICD-10/CCI standards; CIHI coding standards and methodologies

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Antiques & Modern Household Furnishings to be held at Hands Auction Hall, 5501 County Rd 15, R R # 2, Brockville, ON Thursday, August 1 @ 4 p.m. Great appliances, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert Old Country Rose dinnerware and serving pieces, oak mirror back sideboard with leaded glass doors, etc. For full catalogue and pictures please visit www.handsauction.com click Online Bidding button. Online bidding opens Thursday, July 25 @ 9 a.m. and closes Thursday, August 1 @ 12 noon. The choice is now yours.....bid online at your convenience or as always we are pleased to have you attend the live auction. 5501 County Road 15, RR #2, Brockville, ON K6V 5T2 Phone: (613) 926-2919 E-mail: auction@handsauction.com www.handsauction.com

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UPCOMING AUCTIONS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Call or email to Book Your Auction Todayâ&#x20AC;? OPEN HOUSE FOR UPCOMING REAL ESTATE AUCTION 6330 Rothbourne Rd, Carp For the Estate of Dave Doran Open House Dates: Friday August 2 2013 (4 PM - 7 PM) & Saturday August 3 2013 (1 PM - 4 PM)

Casual Sonographer U CertiďŹ ed Ultrasound Technologist U Current registration in good standing with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography ( ARDMS) U Member of the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP) U Current experience in general, obstetrical, vascular and MSK ultrasound procedures required U Experience in echocardiography would be an asset Part Time Education Assistant U Secretarial and administrative skills normally acquired through completion of a post-secondary diploma in OfďŹ ce or Business Administration U Progressively responsible experience as a secretary/ administrative assistant U Typing/keyboarding skills 50 word per minute (minimum) U ProďŹ ciency in Microsoft OfďŹ ce Suite, Microsoft Internet Explorer U Background in adult education or public hospitals preferred

To Sell by Public Auction Saturday August 24 2013. Chattel Auction Starts at 10 am (Preview from 9am) including Motorcycles, Tools, Firearms & More. Real Estate will be sold at 1 PM SHARP! Home Complete, quiet, well treed Lot, Full Detached Workshop (One Car Garage with Loft), Spacious Back Deck.

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MARY COOK Mary Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memories Lifestyle - All Mother needed for an excuse to have a picnic was a sunny and hot Sunday afternoon -- after church, of course. Father thought the whole idea was nonsense when you could spend the afternoon having a little nap in the grape arbour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That once-a-year church picnic is enough for me,â&#x20AC;? he lamented. Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resting in the summer often moved him from the rocking chair in the kitchen with his feet on the oven door of the Findlay Oval to the grape arbour, where an old lawn chair and the two-seater swing sat in the cool haven of the overhanging grape leaves. But of course, as for the Sunday picnic, Mother overruled and we five children were thrilled beyond belief: we would be spending the afternoon on the banks of the Bonnecherre River. It was a hefty walk to get to the river, overloaded as we were with baskets of lunch, bats and balls, our swim suits and towels, Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newspapers, scrap books and diaries. I always had to take at least one doll with me too. As long as Father had his pipe and a good supply of tobacco that

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was about all he was interested in lugging down to the river. The cook stove would be allowed to go out on Saturday night. That meant a cold breakfast, which further annoyed Father, who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t consider any meal worth pulling a chair up to the table for unless it included meat and potatoes. But Mother let the stove die down because that meant a nice cool kitchen when we got back from our picnic on Sunday, a rare treat from a stove that blasted out blistering heat waves 24 hours a day, every other day of the week. As soon as we got back from church, and while the boys and Father tended to the last-minute chores in the barn, Audrey and Mother would haul bowls of food out of the ice box that had been prepared the night before. This meant hard boiled eggs, mashed fine, sliced cold pork and roast beef, cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes, and of course, a slab cake smothered in brown-sugar icing. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long for thick sandwiches, sliced vegetables and a huge sealer of iced tea to be ready to pack into 11-quart baskets, all wrapped in an ample supply of clean flour-bag tea towels -- we had enough food to feed half of Renfrew County!

We would pile as much as we could on the little wagon with wobbly tin wheels, which I used to hitch our old collie dog to so my dolls could be pulled around the yard. It was better than lugging the heavy baskets down to the river. We always went to the same spot on the Bonnechere, where the old maple tree had long since fallen across the narrowest part of the river and where there was a wide grassy bank and more trees. My sister Audrey spread out two blankets and covered the little wagon with another to keep the lunch as cold as possible. Wearing short pants for bathing suits, my brothers were in the water almost as soon as we hit the river, Mother had propped herself against a tree with her books and papers spread around her, Audrey and I hid behind a tree and stripped off our clothes and got into two suits Aunt Freda had sent us from Chicago. They were scratchy, made of pure wool, and as soon as they were wet, went as hard as cement, but they were all we had. Father walked around with his pipe hanging out of his mouth, not looking at all pleased. He asked Mother when she planned on taking out the

lunch, lamenting that what he had for breakfast couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really be called a decent meal. Mother said lunch was a long way off, and he might as well settle down and have a little nap. The afternoon wore on. Emerson said he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care if we ever went back home. The three boys had water fights, tried to catch fish with a makeshift pole and jumped off the fallen tree to see who could land the farthest. Audrey was reading her books borrowed from the Renfrew Library and I was playing with my doll, pretending she was a brand new baby and this was her first outing on a picnic. Well, Father never did settle down for a nap. He walked the shoreline, he lit and relit his pipe, and when he finally sat down with his back against a tree, he never took his eyes off the blanket covering the lunch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll head back to the barns to check on that cow that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look too good this morning,â&#x20AC;? he said. Even though we had yet to eat the lunch, I knew Father wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be back, and I knew too the cow had little to do with it. When the sun was heading for the west and we had eaten the lunch, the boys had dried off, and everything

was packed onto the little red wagon, Father still hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come back. Mother assured me he would be just fine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like picnics,â&#x20AC;? she said. We gathered up our belongings and started for home. I saw it before anyone else -- there was smoke coming out of the chimney over our house. Mother just let out a long and laboured sigh when I pointed it out to her. We opened the kitchen door to blazing heat and there was Father sitting at the old pine table. He hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bothered taking off his straw hat and in front of him was a dinner plate piled high with fried potatoes, slabs of salt pork and enough buttered bread to feed a family of six. The white granite tea pot was boiling on the stove and Father had opened a jar of preserves and they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in a fruit nappy, but in a soup bowl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, so much for a nice cool kitchen,â&#x20AC;? was all Mother said. Finally, Father stopped shovelling in his food long enough to look up from his plate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A man canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be expected to work from dawn to dusk and survive on a sandwich and a piece of cake,â&#x20AC;? he said, taking another long slurp of hot tea from his saucer.



    

         

 

    

 

        

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Lifestyle - This is a new twist on the classic angel food cake. Served with yogurt sauce, it makes a low-fat dessert. Preparation time: 10 minutes. Baking time: 40 minutes. Serves 12.

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Ingredients * 750 ml (3 cups) blueberries or raspberries * 430 g (1 package) angel food cake mix * 375 ml (1-1/2 cups) toasted flaked coconut * 375 ml (1-1/2 cups) zero per cent Greek yogurt * 75 ml (1/3 cup) part skim milk * 45 ml (3 tbsp) liquid honey * 5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla Preparation Line a 34-by-22-centimetre (13-by-9-inch) cake pan with parchment paper. Rinse the blueberries and pat them dry with paper towels. Spread the berries in a pan. Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions. Fold in 175 ml (3/4 cup) of the coconut. Spoon the mixture evenly over the berries. Bake in a 180 C (350 F) oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the cake is a deep golden brown and toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Let it cool on rack for 10 minutes then invert it onto baking sheet or cutting board. Carefully peel off the paper and let it cool completely. Cover the cake with plastic wrap or foil. If you’re making it a day ahead, refrigerate. To serve, mix together the yogurt, milk, honey and vanilla. Cut cake into squares and drizzle each with yogurt sauce. Garnish with the remaining coconut.

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This is a photo taken in May, 1951 of the junior room class at Stittsville Public School, taken by Gordon S. Way, a Stittsville resident at that time. The teacher, Miss Joyce Frances, standing at the left back in the photo, boarded at the Way’s home on Abbott Street. In fact, she was even married at the Way home. Three of those in the back row are Jocelyn Bradley, Susan Ellis and Elizabeth Way. But the other names are not known. Perhaps you know a name or two? If you do, send along the name and location in the phone to john.curry@metroland.com.

News - The immediate post-war years were exciting in Stittsville, particularly with regard to education. That’s because the community’s school, S.S. No. 12 of Goulbourn, dating back to 1875 and much in need of replacement, was finally replaced. And not just with any school but with a school that became a showplace of the latest in school buildings. Officially opened on June 6, 1947, this new school, known as Stittsville Public School, meant that Stittsville, then numbering about 400 people, was the first rural Ontario community to build a school using a design recommended in an interim report of a special committee appointed by the Ontario government in 1945 to investigate school requirements and establish classroom standards. Upon completion, this new Stittsville Public School became a “must see” for many in education. Teachers, architects, trustees and government officials all visited the school. Articles appeared about it. Indeed, Stittsville became known as the “place with the new school.” The overall cost of the new two-room school was $40,000 which was financed by 20 debentures totaling that amount plus interest. Sixty percent of the debentures were assumed by the provincial Department of Education. A Home and School Association was formed to support the school and its activities. The new school had two rooms, a junior room and a senior room. Indoor plumbing was another feature. This new two room school became the basis for what grew to become a much larger school building, with addition after addition built in the 1950’s and 1960’s as Stittsville saw its first burst of housing growth. This Stittsville Public School facility including these two initial rooms still exists today on Stittsville Main Street, with the Frederick Banting Alternate Site Program occupying much of the facility while the Main Street Community Services which provides services for special needs youth and their families occupying the second floor at the rear of the building.

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A four-hand euchre party will be held on Monday, July 29 starting at 7:30 p.m. in the hall at Christ Church Ashton in Ashton. Prizes and refreshments. Everyone welcome to attend. This euchre series will continue every Monday evening until the end of November. The movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Horton Hears a Who!â&#x20AC;? will be shown on Tuesday, July 30 at 9 p.m. at Village Square Park at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street in Stittsville. Everyone welcome. Free admission. Snacks and drinks available for a small cost with proceeds going to support the Youth Connexion program in Stittsville. Those attending should take along a lawn chair or blanket for seating. The next Friendship Club lun-

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The movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oz: The Great and Powerfulâ&#x20AC;? will be shown on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 8:30 p.m. at Village Square Park at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street in Stittsville. Everyone welcome. Free admission. Snacks and drinks available for a small cost with proceeds going to support the Youth Connexion program in Stittsville. Those attending should take along a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Free concert sponsored by Waste Management in cooperation with Rural West Recreation of the city of Ottawa will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Richmond fairgrounds in Richmond, featuring the Heartbeats, a rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n roll show band specializing in the songs of the 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. BBQ at 6 p.m. to support local youth initiatives. Those attending should take along a lawn chair for seating. The seventh annual Sarah McCarthy Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 starting at 10:30 a.m. at Manderley on the Green golf course near North Gower. Golf and all-you-caneat buffet. Tickets also available for the dinner only. For more information, please contact Robin, Pam or Sean at 613-838-2764 or Dawn at 613-489-3382 or 613-266-4278. The Stittsville Branch 618 of the Royal Canadian Legion is hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Aug.

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The movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wreck It Ralphâ&#x20AC;? will be shown on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 8:30 p.m. at Village Square Park at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street in Stittsville. Everyone welcome. Free admission. Snacks and drinks available for a small cost with proceeds going to support the Youth Connexion program in Stittsville. Those attending should take along a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Free concert sponsored by Waste Management in cooperation with Rural West Recreation of the city of Ottawa will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at Village Square Park in Stittsville, featuring Sidewinder. BBQ at 6 p.m. to support local youth initiatives. Those attending should take along a lawn chair for seating. The Stittsville Branch 618 of the Royal Canadian Legion is holding a Family Fun Day at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville on Saturday, Aug. 17. Everyone in the community is welcome.

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cal Society is holding the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the site of the Holiness Movement and Free Methodist Campgrounds and the Mapledene Youth Camp in Stittsville on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. on the east side of the soccer field at Alexander Grove Park. Photo display. Light refreshments. Everyone welcome. Parking at the parking lot of the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena. The movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Odd Life of Timothy Greenâ&#x20AC;? will be shown on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 8:30 p.m. at Village Square Park at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street in Stittsville. Everyone welcome. Free admission. Snacks and drinks available for a small cost with proceeds going to support the Youth Connexion program in Stittsville. Those attending should take along a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Free concert sponsored by Waste Management in cooperation with Rural West Recreation of the city of Ottawa will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at Village Square Park in Stittsville, featuring the Mick Armitage Band with special surprise guests. BBQ at 6 p.m. to support local youth initiatives. Those attending should take along a lawn chair for seating. The tenth annual Tori Carswell Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Canadian Golf and Country Club west of Stittsville. All proceeds going to Toriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Helping Hand. For more information, please contact Kim or Paul Carswell at kcarswell@rogers.com or by phone at 613-836-2183. The movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mary Poppinsâ&#x20AC;? will be shown on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 8:30 p.m. at Village Square Park at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Abbott Street in Stittsville. Everyone welcome. Free admission. Snacks and drinks available for a small cost with proceeds going to support the Youth Connexion program in Stittsville. Those attending should take along a lawn chair or blanket for seating. A series of meditation classes and talks will be conducted by Bhante Kovida, a Buddhist monk who is associated with the Cambodian Buddhist Temple on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville, starting on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Way of the Buddha, Mindfulness in Daily Lifeâ&#x20AC;? will be the topic for this initial session. Other sessions, each lasting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., will take place on Saturdays, Sept. 7, 14 and 21. Everyone welcome. Free but donations to help Bhante Kovida with his teaching efforts would be appreciated. For more information about these meditation classes and sessions, please contact Bhante Kovida at 613-836-0938 or via email at buddhadipa.99@gmail. com .


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