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Preparing some traditional Christmas pudding in a giant pot in the kitchen at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church’s parish hall on Wednesday morning, Oct. 30 are Holy Spirit Catholic Women’s League (C.W.L.) members, from left, Marlene Lahey, Lois Desjardine, Shyla Rodericks, Teresa Cardeal, Donella Gabriele, Ann Ryan and Sheila Casagrande. The puddings will be sold at the Nov. 16 bazaar at the Holy Spirit parish hall, hosted by the Holy Spirit C.W.L.
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News - Take a giant pot, add lots of yummy ingredients, stir them all up and what do you eventually get – well, just the best tasting traditional Christmas plum pudding that you could imagine. This is what happens every year leading up to the annual Christmas bazaar and tea room that is happening at the Holy Spirit Parish Hall on Shea Road on Saturday, Nov. 16. Ladies of the Holy Spirit Catholic Women’s League
get together, at least half a dozen at a time, and create these plum puddings that the bazaar, now in its fourth year, has become famous for. Yes, they’re that good! The ladies get together in the kitchen at the Holy Spirit Parish Hall on three Wednesday mornings leading up to the bazaar, creating 30 servings of this Christmas pudding each time. And it’s not easy work as more and more ingredients are added into the giant pot and these ingredients have to be mixed thoroughly throughout the whole
pot. This requires a lot of strenuous hand-mixing and sometimes even a giant wooden ladle is used to make sure that the ingredients are all mixed up together. And what ingredients there are: flour and suet, of course, but also spices, mixed fruit, currants, raisins, brown sugar – lots of yummy, yummy things. We can’t tell you everything because the actual recipe, provided by C.W.L. member Gaye Lalonde, is a secret. See ANNUAL, page 5
News - They’re just small decorative items but now, thanks to an initiative by Eva von Jagow of Stittsville, they can play a role in feeding hungry children in Nunavut. And you can help in this endeavour by donating any used jewellery for a sale of such items at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville on Saturday, Dec. 7. Yes, that’s right – any jewellery that you might just have sitting around, no longer worn, can be recycled to others and in so doing, the funds raised can go to help fund a breakfast program at the Sakku School in Coral Harbour in Nunavut. The school, which offers kindergarten to grade 12, has 280 students. But this will not happen unless Eva von Jagow receives donations of jewellery to provide a wide selection of the Dec. 7 sale. Any type of jewellery will be welcomed and appreciated. It can be costume jewellery or even children’s jewellery. It doesn’t have to be fancy or decorative. Anything will be accepted and appreciated – brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets – you name it and it will go in the sale. And just how will you get it to Eva who has set Friday, Nov. 29 as the deadline for accepting such donations, giving her a week to get it all organized and ready for the Dec. 7 sale. See JEWELLERY, page 5
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News - There was a conversation at the Gaia Java Coffee Shop in Stittsville last Friday evening. Not that conversations at the Gaia Java shop are that unusual because, after all, it is a coffee shop where people go to have a coffee or latte and chat with a friend. But this was an unusual conversation last Friday because it took place not between two patrons, although there were plenty of such conversations that did take place, but rather because it was a conversation, you could say, that took place between the stringed instruments of the Crumble Quartet and the clarinet of Greg Young. This melodic conversation took the musical form of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, the last such concerto for string quintets composed by Mozart who was a recognized genius in blending the sounds of various instruments. And this is what happened with this “conversation” at the Gaia Java coffee shop’s Friday music evening last Friday, a musical blending par excel-
lence. There was musical conversation between the violins and the clarinet, between the viola and the clarinet, and the cello and the clarinet, all just like Mozart himself would no doubt have envisioned it as he was composing it in 1791, the same year in which he later died. This performance at the Friday music evening at the Gaia
Java coffee shop in Stittsville provided a taste of the musical offerings at a concert last Sunday afternoon at the Church of St. John the Evangelist at the corner of Elgin Street and Somerset Street in Ottawa presented by the Strings of St. John’s, an Ottawa-based string ensemble which includes all four members of the Crumble Quartet – violinists Margot
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at the Gaia Java coffee company was the third appearance by the Crumble Quartet at the coffee shop but it was the first time that the quartet was joined by Greg Young on the clarinet. Mary Young of the Crumble Quartet is the sister of Greg Young. Greg Young, who is the director of the School of Music at Montana State University,
Performing Mozart’s “Clarinet Quintet” at the Friday music evening at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville last Friday, Nov. 1 are, from left, Margot Lange, violin; Julia Sandquist, violin; Greg Young, clarinet; Mary Young, viola; and Catherine Campbell, cello.
is an accomplished musician, having performed as the principal clarinetist with the Bozeman Symphony and the Intermountain Opera Orchestra. He has toured as a concerto soloist in Europe, Africa and Asia as well as Brazil where he toured with the Kreutzer Trio and soprano Elizabeth Croy. He has a doctorate from the University of Michigan and has taught at various universities including the University of Prince Edward Island, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Young’s mother Jo Young lives in Stittsville. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born in 1756 and died in 1791, was a prolific and influential composer, composing over 600 works, many of which are considered as elite compositions in the world of music. He is among the most popular of the composers of the socalled Classical Era of music. Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet or Clarinet Concerto was one of his final completed works before his death. It is notable for its interplay between the clarinet soloists and the accompanying strings.
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Jewellery donations will help students Continued from page 1
Eva will gladly pick up any donations. Just email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and this will happen. Or you can drop off your donation to the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners, at city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri’s constituency office at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (open Monday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) or at the TD Waterhouse office at the Kanata Centrum in Kanata. This idea came to Eva, a Sacred Heart High School student, last summer when she was helping her mother Karen organize her jewel-
lery and noticing that her mother had a number of pieces of jewellery that she no longer wore. Eva figured that other women would have jewellery in the same situation – just sitting there taking up space. So, Eva conceived the idea of collecting donations of such jewellery and then holding a jewellery sale to raise funds for a breakfast program at a school in Nunavut. She established a partnership with the Breakfast Club of Canada which let her choose the school to which the funds raised would go. At first, she picked a school in Grise Ford because was the most northerly school and hence would have the highest food costs.
Annual bazaar and tea room Continued from page 1
All we do know is that when it is all done, you will enjoy a Christmas pudding like no other. It’s spectacularly delicious. Once 30 servings are created at one of these Wednesday morning gatherings, then the ladies take some of them home to steam cook them for four hours. They are then packaged up in red or silver packaging and tied up with a bow that has attached to it information about two Christmas pudding sauce recipes that can be created to go with the pudding – a butterscotch sauce and also a vanilla sauce. Both just add to the pudding experience. The C.W.L. ladies made 30 of these traditional Christmas puddings for the initial bazaar four years ago. And they sold out in the blink of an eye. So, for the second year of the bazaar, the number of puddings made was increased to 60. Again, they quickly sold out as word had gotten around about how good these puddings are. So, last year the ladies made 90 of the puddings and, like Goldilocks might say about the final bed that she discovered in the bear’s
house, this seems to be just about right. That’s why another 90 are being made for this year’s bazaar. But, a word to the wise – you might want to arrive early near the 9 a.m. start time if you want to make sure that you get one of this year’s Christmas puddings. This annual bazaar and tea room, hosted by the Holy Spirit Catholic Women’s League, will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 in the parish hall at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Shea Road in Stittsville. And there’s lots more to see and enjoy than just these now-renowned Christmas puddings. For the first time this year, the tea room has been named. It’s being called the Sugar Plum Tea Room, a name which evokes thoughts of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet and particularly of the “Land of Sweets.” And, indeed, the tea room will be something of a land of sweets with a delicious lunch available. The bazaar will also feature handmade crafts and Christmas decorations for sale. And lots of home baking will also be available. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy this bazaar and tea room, a great pre-Christmas event.
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News - Coming up in December are a couple of fun events related to Christmas. There will be a Grinch puppet show presented on Saturday, Dec. 7 at both 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. This show is geared for youngsters aged 3 to 7 years of age. The show is a puppet version of the classic story about the Grinch trying to steal Christmas. Another fun Christmasthemed event will happen on
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But recently the Sakku School in Coral Harbour in Nunavut contacted the Breakfast Club for support. Eva decided that any school reaching out for such help is in obvious need and so she decided that this year the money she raises in the Dec. 7 jewellery sale would go to Sakku School in Coral Harbour. Eva notes that food prices in Nunavut are very high. For instance, a head of cabbage can cost $28 and a bag of applies can cost $15. Junk food happens to be cheaper than fresh and healthy food which explains the health problems that plague youth in the North including many cases of type 2 diabetes. *
Eva believes that every child, no matter where, should be able to attend school with a full stomach. She is hoping that with her Dec. 7 jewellery sale, a breakfast program at Sakku School will be able to be funded for a whole year. But whether this happens depends on how many pieces of donated jewellery that she receives and then on how many patronize the sale on Saturday, Dec. 7. The sale, to be called “All That Glam,” will take place at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. All of the proceeds from the sale will go to funding the breakfast program at Sakku School in Coral Harbour in Nunavut.
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tâ€™s time the city put its full weight behind the Arts Court expansion after patching together funding to get the long-running project off the ground. The expansion will now cost the city $34 million. The federal government was asked to pitch in $9 million to go along with $6 million contributed by the province â€“ money originally allocated for a performing arts centre on Elgin Street before those plans fell through â€“ but declined to help out. The city has now approved an extra $8.2 million to make up for the federal share. Mayor Jim Watson is enthusiastic about the project, saying itâ€™s a rare opportunity to build this type of infrastructure in the downtown core. â€œThere was a strong desire certainly on my part to see that we invest in a significant facility for arts and culture in the downtown core,â€? he said. This project is a boon to the arts community, and will provide space to nurture and promote creative endeavours. It has the potential to not just help the Ottawa arts scene, but to also attract artists from outside the capital to what should be a wonderful new facility. But the city needs to take one further step to help the Arts Court reach its full potential: foot the whole
bill. As it stands, the current Arts Court tenants will be on the hook for $3.2 million of the expansion cost. While they may be happy to raise the money in exchange for the improved facilities, couldnâ€™t that money be put to better use by those tenants? That sum â€“ $3.2 million â€“ is no small change in the artistic world. It could go a long way toward making art, rather than paying for equipment and fixtures for the expanded facility. Why then isnâ€™t the city just coming up with another $3.2 million? There was money allocated in the budget for a great many things, a budget featuring the lowest property tax increase of the current council term at 1.9 per cent. Adding an extra few million wouldnâ€™t have changed that amount in any noticeable way. The argument could be made that if the tenants have a stake in paying for the expansion, it will make for a stronger partnership. The tenants already have a significant stake in the project: they were involved at every step of the planning process so far. Thereâ€™s no reason to believe they would all of a sudden take such a small gesture by the city for granted. In light of multi-billion dollar transit visions, significant stadium renewals and extensive road renovations, surely the city can come up with a few extra million to help a worthwhile arts project.
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ame 3 ended on a play that had never been seen before in a baseball World Series: a St. Louis Cardinals runner thrown at home plate was called safe because it was ruled that he had been obstructed by a Boston Red Sox player. A terrible ruckus ensued but the call stood. The run the umpires allowed to count was the winning run in the game. Even people who were delighted that Boston lost were a bit chagrined at the call. There had been no intent to obstruct (although that turned out to be irrelevant). More important, it just seemed like an unfortunate way for a game that had been exciting and well-played to end â€“ with an umpireâ€™s interpretation of an obscure rule. No one was really happy about it â€“ although it could safely be said that the Red Soxâ€™ unhappiness exceeded that of the Cardinals. But since these were professional players with professional umpires and a professional rule book, there was no alternative, no going back. Which is too bad, because if the game had been played by little kids, the outcome would have been much more satisfactory. When little kids play games, as memory serves, a controversial play such as that one would spark an intense argument, but there
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Take the Senate. Please. Suppose Nigel Wright could have said â€œtake it overâ€? after writing Mike Duffy the cheque. That would have been better for him and the prime minister, if not for Mike Duffy. Going back even earlier, the prime minister might have wanted to say â€œtake it overâ€? after making the original appointment of Duffy to the Senate. And going back even further, the Fathers of Confederation might, in retrospect, have wanted to say â€œtake it overâ€? after creating the Senate in the first place. A lot of work has to be done on this concept, no matter how useful it might seem on the surface. How many take-it-overs should any one person be allowed? Under what conditions might â€œtake-it-overâ€? be accepted or rejected? And, inevitably, is â€œtake it overâ€? a federal or provincial responsibility? Further, there is a need for a cultural shift, as people learn to shed their winner-take-all mentality and accept the notion that a defeated or hideously embarrassed person deserves another chance. But once we got over the initial awkwardness, we might be pleasantly surprised at the number of improved results in our day-today living and the life of our governmental
institutions. Now, you have to be careful with this. As readers of Stephen King will know, taking it over does not always produce the best result. In his novel 11/22/63, Kingâ€™s protagonist journeys back in time with the intention of preventing the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Along the way he prevents other small mishaps from happening, and this version of taking it over causes all sorts of unintended calamities. Still, it might be worth the risk if it could prevent the Senate scandal, not to mention the Senate itself, as well as the obstruction call at third base.
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Letter: Proposed Energy East pipeline Book & bake sale Editor: This letter to the editor is in response to a letter to the editor about concerns regarding the proposed Energy East pipeline, written by Ish Sikaneta and Tinda Sebe-Sikaneta of Stittsville, as well as to an article written by John Curry of the Stittsville News published on Oct. 17, 2013. The couple who wrote the letter has a litany of concerns about oil pipelines and I would like to provide readers with the facts about TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline and our commitment to safe and responsible transportation of oil products. The Energy East pipeline will be a technologically advanced pipeline and involves converting 3,000 kilometers of natural gas pipeline to oil service and building 1,500 kilometers of new pipeline, mainly in Quebec and New Brunswick. Currently refiners in Eastern Canada refine up to 700,000 barrels per day of which 86 percent is imported oil from foreign countries. The primary purpose of the Energy East project is to safely provide Eastern Canada’s refineries with a variety of crude oil from Western Canada, allowing them to eliminate their reliance on more expensive crude oil imported from overseas and to source their oil domestically. This will provide eastern refineries with a more competitive price for their oil and opportunities for job and investment growth. TransCanada has safely and successfully converted natural gas pipelines in the past. The most recent example was the conversion of Line One of the original Mainline for the Keystone Pipeline which has safely delivered more than 450 million barrels of
oil to the United States since it began operating three years ago. The letter by Mr. Sikaneta and Ms. SebeSikaneta points out that there have been leaks on this pipeline. However, I would like to specify that the small number of incidents have had nothing to do with the integrity of the pipe itself. They all occurred at our pump stations and other above-ground facilities, designed to capture and contain oil on our property, and have mostly been related to leakage from small-diameter fittings and seals during maintenance work. They have all been cleaned up with no environmental impact. Although a well maintained pipeline can last indefinitely, the existing 36 inch pipe portion of the Stittsville line will be replaced with a new 42 inch pipe to fit with the rest of the oil pipeline. As with any construction project, Energy East will also meet all relevant CSA standards, including being able to withstand any level of seismic activity in the Ottawa area as well as across all portion of the pipeline. The likelihood and level of seismic activity will be considered during detailed engineering studies of the line. Moreover, there were important concerns expressed in both pieces about third-party inspections of the line. TransCanada will comply with the National Energy Board’s Regulation 54. Consequently, during construction, a third party will conduct a NonDestructive Examination (NDE) to inspect the welds. We will then conduct an audit on the NDE results to ensure they meet code and specification requirements. Furthermore, it will be a combination of TransCanada employees and external contractors
or consultants hired directly by us who will inspect the pipeline construction. The National Energy Board will also conduct its own independent inspections of the pipeline during construction. Our construction standards are the highest in the industry and we have an industry leading safety record to provide it. In 2012 alone, TransCanada invested one billion dollars in our infrastructure safety and integrity program which includes pro-active inspection and maintenance programs to protect our pipelines and energy facilities. During our more than 60 years of operation, we have earned a reputation for delivering energy safely and efficiently. As for concerns about natural gas supply in the Ottawa area, TransCanada will ensure that even after conversion of a portion of its natural gas Mainline to oil service, we will continue to meet our firm natural gas contractual obligations. We will also work to ensure sufficient new capacity is added to our system to accommodate customers requiring capacity over and above what the firm capacity they currently contract for is. The Energy East pipeline will transport a variety of crude oils, including diluted bitumen. Some say incorrectly that it is different than regular crude oil in that it does not float in water and is more difficult to clean up. In fact, diluted bitumen has similar characteristics and behaves the same way as conventional crude oils which float in still, slowmoving and fast water. Crude oil can sink if it is allowed to weather and mix with dirt over time, making a swift response to a spill in water critical. See LETTER, page 10
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News - Books and baked goods are being bundled together in one event at the Munster United Church in Munster. It’s a book and bake sale which will be held at the church on Munster Road in Munster on Saturday, Nov. 16, running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. You may find that book or books that will give you hours of reading enjoyment. Who knows? You may even find a book about baking. And as for the baking, well, who doesn’t like homemade baking. It will all be there – both books and baking – at this book and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Munster United Church.
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News - Lots of familiar songs resounded through the clubhouse at the Glen Mar Golf and Country Club on Fernbank Road west of Stittsville at the Friendship Club’s monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The musical offerings came from the Richmond entertainment duo of Doug and Pam Champagne who sang not only a couple of Elvis Presley hits like “Return to Sender” and “Don’t be Cruel,” but also touched on other golden oldies by such names as Johnny Cash, the Everly Brothers, Roger Whittaker, Jim Groce and Merle Haggard. With Doug singing lead and playing the guitar and Pam playing her keyboard with all of background instrumentation it provides, the duo played the “Tennessee Waltz,” the most requested country waltz tune of all time and one of the official songs of the state of Tennessee since 1965. The song was initially released by country music legend Cowboy Copas in 1947 but really became popular when Patti Page released her version in 1950. And if a waltz was not your dance tune of choice, Doug and Pam also offered the rollickin’ “Let’s Twist Again,” Chubby Checker’s 1961 follow-up hit to his 1960 song “The Twist.” “Let’s Twist Again” went on to capture a Grammy Award for best rock and roll solo vocal performance for Chubby Checker. But Doug and Pam mixed up their musical offerings at this hour-long performance at the Friendship Club, doing a number of old favourites such as the 1939 song “Your Are My Sunshine” (a singalong version with Pam
out among the audience, leading the rhythmic Legion Song” honouring all those who have with the song “Y.M.C.A.,” the 1978 hit by the clapping), the gospel hymn “Oh, When the ever served. American disco group Village People which Saints Go Marching In,” the folk song derived At this Friendship Club luncheon, they sang Doug said was what he and Pam consider their from an old spiritual “She’ll be Coming Round “The Legion Song.” This song is on sale in 400 own “signature” song. the Mountain When She Comes,” and the tradi- Legion branches across Canada, with the profThis was the third year in which Doug and tional Scottish folk song “My Bonnie Lies over its from sales going to the particular branch. Pam have performed at a Friendship Club lunthe Ocean.” Doug said that over $30,000 has been gener- cheon. It is one of over 200 performances that “You Are My Sunshine,” incidentally, is, just ated for Legion branches through the sale of the Richmond couple will be doing this year, like “Tennessee Waltz,” another official song of this song. stretching from Ottawa to upper New York a state in the United States. It is one of the state Doug and Pam wound up their performance State to Kingston to Toronto. songs of Louisiana because of its association with the state’s former governor and country music singer Jimmie Davis who was known for the song. Doug and Pam also performed “Today I’m Gonna Try to Change The World,” a 2010 song by Scottish-born Canadian country music artist Johnny Reid. In his introductory remarks for the song, Doug called it a beautiful song that they had recently received a request to sing while performing at a retirement residence. This was not the only song by a Canadian country music artist that was performed by Doug and Pam at this Friendship Club luncheon. Doug also sang “Windship,” the 1981 song that was one of the biggest hits for Canadian country music star the late Terry Carisse who was named Canadian Country Music male vocalist of the year six times in a career that saw him inducted into both the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. No performance by Doug and Pam would be complete without hearing at least one of JOHN CURRY/METROLAND their iconic tribute songs such as “The Legacy” dedicated to the heroes of 9-11, “We Wear Gloria Stewart, centre of The Friendship Club thanks the Club’s entertainment duo at its Red” dedicated to Canada’s soldiers, “Fallen luncheon at the Glen Mar Golf and Country Club on Fernbank Road west of Stittsville on Heroes” as a tribute for firefighters and “The Wednesday, Oct. 30, namely Pam Champagne, left, and Doug Champagne, right.
Letter: TransCanada wants safe and reliable pipelines Continued from page 9
It is also one of the reasons for which TransCanada will initiate its Emergency Response Plan and ensure its personnel, local emergency responders and contract resources are quickly on-site to respond to such an event. With Canadian crude oil production expected to grow to six million barrels per day by 2025, the Energy East pipeline is one solution to ensuring that vital infrastructure is in place to safely and reliably meet the growing North American oil demand. The advantage of Energy East is that almost 70 percent is already
in the ground and of the remaining 30 percent, over half would parallel existing rights-of-way. All this will reduce the project’s environmental impact. No one has a stronger interest than TransCanada does in making sure that our pipelines are designed, constructed and operated safely and reliably for the benefit of all Canadians. We invite the public to obtain more information by visiting our website at www.energyeastpipeline.com or by calling 1-855-895-8750. Philippe Cannon Energy East pipeline project TransCanada Corporation
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News - A garland of tinsel is common on Christmas trees, adding a special flourish to the spirit of the season. And just like a Christmas tree is wrapped in a tinsel garland to convey the Christmas spirit, so too the upcoming Christmas concert presented by the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus under the direction of Robert Dueck of Stittsville will be wrapped up in Christmas tunes. Indeed, that’s why the concert has been named “A Garland of Carols.” And this “garland of carols” will be delivered not only by the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus but also by a bevy of guest musicians that you will just not want to miss. One of these guests will be tenor soloist Rory McGlynn who will sing “The Birthday of a King” and “O Holy Night.” He will also join the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus in singing “Gesu Bambino” which has both soloist
sections and chorus/soloist sections. Rory is a professional tenor who has sung with Opera York, Opera in Concert, Opera Jeunesse and the Toronto Operetta Theatre, performing around the world including in the United States, Ireland, England, China and Belgium. He is currently artistic director and cofounder of The Capital City Opera, a new opera company in the area. But Rory is just one of the guest musicians who will be adding their talents to this “Garland of Carols” being presented on Sunday, Dec. 1 by the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus. The full Trinity Hilltop Handbell Choir under the direction of David Chin will be performing at the concert. But this is not the only handbells that you will get to hear and enjoy at this concert. Two new handbell ensembles under the direction of Stuart Belson of Stittsville will also be performing at the concert. The Trin-
Members of the new Trinity Handbell Quartet which will be performing in the upcoming Christmas concert of the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus on Sunday, Dec. 1 are, at the front, Rachel Kuhl, left, and Danielle Carrie, right, and, at the back, Amy Sirotek, left, and Martin Edwards, right.
ity Handbell Quartet is an ensemble of four handbell ringers who are also members of the larger Trinity Hilltop Handbell Choir. Playing in a smaller ensemble requires the musicians to employ different skills than those required when ringing with a full handbell choir. The four players must ring 37 bells of a three octave set of handbells. This Trinity Handbell Quartet will play “See Amid the Winter’s Snow” and “Carol of the Bells” at the concert. The other new handbell ensemble is the Bella Duetto Ensemble composed of two ringers, Erica Heiber and Hadiya Huiler. They will also use all 37 bells in playing their two selections at the concert, one of which will be the contemporary tune “Jingle Bell Rock” with the other being Mozart’s “Twinkling Variants.” Other guest musicians at this “A Garland of Carols” will include Ann Reilly on percussion, Sandra Allan on cello and Christine Ritchie on trumpet. And even before the concert starts at 3 p.m., there will be Christmas music filling the St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Young Road in Kanata just north of Hazeldean Road as Christine Ritchie on trumpet and West Ottawa Ladies Chorus accompanist Bonnie MacDiarmid will be providing a selection of Christmas music prior to the start of the concert as the audience waits for its start. This “A Garland of Carols’ Christmas concert presented by the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus will take place on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Young Road north of Hazeldean Road in Kanata. Tickets are available now at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville and at Domenic’s Music Store at 444 Hazeldean Road in Kanata. Tickets are $15 each for adults. There are a limited number of free admission tickets available for children aged 12 and under. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the concert.
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News - The third annual Stittsville Ladies’ Night hosted by the Stittsville Co-operative Nursery School will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. Local artisans and entrepreneurs will be showing their products at this event with all of the vendor spaces now sold out. Among the items that you will find at this Stittsville Ladies’ Night will be handmade gifts, jewellery, scarves,
accessories and sweets. Vendors will include Epicure Selections, Pampered Chef, Arbonne, Stella and Dot, Avon, Usborne Books and more. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres donated by Stittsville restaurants as well as live music and a silent auction which will include items such as Senators tickets, autographed hockey jerseys, a Lululemon gift certificate, fitness passes and more. Admission to this Stittsville Ladies’ Night is by donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, suggested as $2.
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cert entitled “Welcome Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Young Road just north of Hazeldean Road in Kanata. Guest musicians will include soloist Skye MacDiarmid, flute player Crystal Payne and the Polished Brass Quintet. Ticket information will be available closer to the concert date.
Remembrance Day Schedule Changes The City reminds residents of a range of schedule changes for Remembrance Day relating to Client Service Centre hours, the 3-1-1 Contact Centre, Provincial Offences Court, transit service and transit information, Ottawa Public Health, recreation and cultural services, municipal child care services, and library services. The ﬂags at all City of Ottawa will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset to honour the memory of all Canadians who have served their country in times of war. For complete details on schedule changes, parades and ceremonies being held in and around Ottawa to commemorate Remembrance Day, visit ottawa.ca. Curbside green bin, recycling, garbage, and leaf and yard waste collection will take place on its regular day with no changes to the collection schedule. Veterans ride for free during National Veterans Week War veterans who wear their medals or uniforms may ride OC Transpo, Para Transpo and Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) for free with their companions during National Veterans’ Week – November 5 to 11. OC Transpo is also planning other activities and service changes to commemorate Remembrance Day on Monday, November 11. Visit octranspo.com for more details. Goulbourn Jubilee Singers The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers, alongside the Junior Jubilees, present “Winterval” Saturday, November 23, 2013 7:30pm, and Sunday November 24, 2013, 1:30pm at Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata. Under the direction of Linda Crawford and accompanied by Erna Poettcker, the ﬁrst half of the performance will feature Vivaldi’s “Gloria”, with guest soloists, Sarah Burnell and Annie Duchesne, as well as a string and winds ensemble. The second half will be full of seasonal favourites. Tickets in advance are: Adults $15.00, Children under 12 and Seniors $10.00. All tickets at the door: $20.00. Further information or tickets: Charlotte at 613-825-3357 or www.gjsingers. com
Parade, concert coming The annual Santa Claus Parade in Richmond and the annual Lighting of the Park ceremony at Memorial Park in Richmond will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Remembrance Day November 11th, 2013 marks the 95th anniversary of the ofﬁcial end to the Great War. Much has changed in those 95 years, especially in the way we receive our news. Today, we receive even the most minor news story instantaneously, in a variety of ways from all over the world. However, in 1918, when the news broke out that the First World War had come to an end, the ﬁghting still continued on the Western Front. The armistice was signed at 5:10am, yet the ofﬁcial ceaseﬁre wouldn’t come until 11:00am. In that time, an estimated 10,000 soldiers lost their lives. Private George Lawrence Price of the Canadian Infantry was the last Canadian, and Commonwealth soldier, to be killed in World War I, at 10:58am. On November 11th, we remember Private Price and all those members of our armed forces who were lost in the line of duty while serving our country. Remembrance Day services take place, this year, on November 10th in Kars, North Gower and Munster and on November 11th in Richmond and Manotick. The Kars ceremony takes place at 11:15am in front of Kars on the Rideau Public School. The North Gower ceremony takes place at 12:45pm in Horace Seabrook Park. The Munster ceremony is held at 2:00pm at the War Memorial in the Munster Union Cemetery. The November 11th ceremonies both take place at 11:00am; one at the cenotaph in Dickinson Square in Manotick and the other in Richmond Memorial Park.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613580-2491.
On November 7th, a Staff Report will come before the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee that recommends the refusal of draft approval of the subdivision application for 6335 and 6350 Perth Street. This is the Caivan application on the northern portion of the Western Development Lands. The rationale for refusal, as laid out in the Staff Report is as follows: the approval of the draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law amendment are premature until such time as: the issues relating to the overall stormwater management solution for the Western Development Lands are resolved; the Environmental Assessment is complete for the stormwater management; the drainage outlet matters are resolved; the subdivision layout is addressed; and the proposal for the ﬁnancial plan relating to servicing is accepted. I will provide further updates as we move forward.
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What’s up, doc, around Stittsville? News – Saturday, Nov. 23 is going to be a special day in Stittsville as the Main Street Café in the Ultramar Plaza on Stittsville Main Street is celebrating its ﬁrst year anniversary under new owner Marc Monette. And to mark the occasion and to thank customers for their patronage and loyalty, Marc will be offering an all-day breakfast special that day – a full breakfast for only $2.99. The breakfast will consist of scrambled eggs, a choice of meat, home fries, toast and coffee, all available from 7 a.m. right through to closing at 3 p.m. So, if you are a regular there or if you have never visited before but perhaps have heard about its good food, then Saturday, Nov. 23 would be a great day to visit and enjoy breakfast at a super price while also helping Marc celebrate completing his ﬁrst year as owner and operator of the popular dining spot…Legendary Ottawa radio personality Ken “The General” Grant was the guest speaker at the general meeting of the Catholic Women’s League (C.W.L.) at Holy Spirit Parish on Shea Road on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29. About 50 people, both C.W.L. members and guests, hear “General” Grant speak about Alzheimer’s and dementia. This was the ﬁrst time that the Holy Spirit C.W.L. had a guest speaker at one of its general meetings. “General” Grant is best known for his years as the morning show host on radio station CFRA…Coach Realty Inc., a real estate brokerage, is setting up in the former St. Elmo’s Fire location in the historic log building on Carp Road near Hazeldean Road…You can help in the ﬁght against diabetes which is getting more and more prevalent these days by
contributing your beer bottle empties to the “Case for a Cure” fundraising initiative being undertaken by the Stittsville District Lions Club this coming Saturday, Nov. 9. From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., members of the Lions Club will be stationed at The Beer Store at the Stittsville Sobeys plaza at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Carp Road where they will be accepting donations of beer bottle empties. The funds raised when these donated empties are turned in will go to the Canadian Diabetes Society and its work in leading the ﬁght against diabetes in today’s society….The Hallmark gift shop is now open in the former Lone Star Pub location at the Crossing Bridge Square plaza at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carp Road, relocating to these larger premises from its location in the Shops of Main Street plaza across the street…A “Fresh” Healthy Café will be opening soon in the Stittsville Corners (Stittsville Sobeys) plaza at the corner of Hazeldean Road and Carp Road. Located between the Kungfu Bistro and Subway, the new “Fresh “ Healthy Café will be offering super smoothies, hot paninis, wraps, fresh salads, 100 percent pure fruit juices, wheatgrass, soups, organic coffee and tea, raw vegetable and fruit squeezes, and infused ice tea. “Fresh” Healthy Café is opening up franchise operations not only in Stittsville but also in places like Orlando, Florida, Buffalo, New York, Cincinnati, Ohio, Houston, Texas, Prince George, B.C., Beirut, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. It recently opened a shop in Manila in the Philippines. “Fresh” Healthy Café prides itself on offering quality and healthy food. In addition, all
of its food and drinks are served in eco-friendly cups and containers…A refugee family of a mother and daughter which is being sponsored by Holy Spirit Catholic Parish on Shea Road is expected to arrive in Canada sometime this month. The pair are of Kurdish heritage from Iran who have been in a refugee camp in Turkey...The regular Wednesday evening practice session of the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and the group’s associated junior choir the JJ’s at the Stittsville United Church took n a Halloween aspect on Wednesday, Oct. 30 when some of the adult and JJ’s singers showed up in costume…The Friday music evening at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre this Friday, Nov. 8 will feature singers from Sacred Heart Catholic High School who will present some of the songs from the musical “CATS” which is being presented at the school later this month. These Friday music evenings are free to attend but those planning to go are reminded that early arrival is best to get the better seating…If you want to get in the Christmas spirit, you should consider attending a performance of the Capital City Chorus which will be happening on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carleton Cathcart Street. The Capital City Chorus, a male barbershop singing group, will be presenting a selection of seasonal music at this performance in Stittsville. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for children…The annual Remembrance Day parade and service organized by the Stittsville Legion will take place on Monday, Nov. 11, Remembrance Day,
with the parade forming up at the Legion Hall and then marching off along Stittsville Main Street to go to the cenotaph in front of the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena at 1:30 p.m., arriving at the cenotaph just before 2 p.m. The Remembrance Day service will take place then, with the laying of wreaths at the foot of the cenotaph. Following the service, the parade will march back to the Legion Hall where there will be a reception open to the public…Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Shea Road was ﬁlled last Saturday for a memorial service for Connor Hayes, a Sacred Heart Catholic High School graduate who died last September in New Zealand after the vehicle carrying the 25 year old Connor and his 24 year old girl friend Joanna Lam was swept off a road into a raging river. Both died with Connor’s body still not recovered. Connor went on from Sacred Heart to attend Queen’s University and had plans to join the RCMP…Former Goulbourn township mayor Betty Hill of Richmond passed away last Monday, Nov. 4. She had been residing at an extended care home in Ottawa as she recovered from hip surgery. A newspaper columnist who wrote under the banner of the “Richmond Rooster,” Betty went on to serve as reeve of the village of Richmond before becoming the ﬁrst mayor of the newly amalgamated Goulbourn township encompassing Stittsville, Richmond and rural Goulbourn in 1974. She later became the elected regional councillor for the area prior to the formation of the new city of Ottawa. As mayor of Goulbourn, she lobbied for and got sewer and water services extended to the village of Stittsville...
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News - Village Square Park in the heart of Stittsville became a magical place last Friday evening. The magic started when carved pumpkins started being delivered to this site of Stittsville’s first-ever Pumpkin Parade at 4 p.m. Slowly as more and more pumpkins arrived, growing to almost 200 by the time that the Pumpkin Parade wrapped up at 8:30 p.m., the magical feeling enveloping the place mounted. The carved pumpkins were set up on both sides of a winding pathway in the park, so those who turned out to see the carved creations of their friends, neighbours and fellow Stittsville citizens could walk along viewing pumpkins on both left and right. And what carved pumpkins there
were! There was one carved pumpkin with a smaller pumpkin in its mouth; one wearing a witch’s hat; one featuring a skull and crossbones; a three-pumpkin high one depicting the human skeleton; one with a tinfoil crown; another three-pumpkin creation which formed a spider like creature, with small branches representing the spider’s legs; one carved like the Death Star of Star Wars fame, not moon-sized like in the movies but rather pumpkin sized; one with a black cat carved in a circle; and on it went. There were no two alike and they were in all sizes and shapes, even several white pumpkins. And while there were many with the traditional eyes, nose and teeth-grin, no two were similar. Each had its own individual appearance and appeal.
The real magic really happened after 5:30 p.m. when, with descending darkness, lights were placed in all of the pumpkins. Suddenly, these carved pumpkins, already amazing, became jack ‘o lanterns, illuminated by their internal lights – a magical scene if there ever was one. One jack o’ lantern pumpkin is eye-catching; a group of well over 100, all lined up with their carved faces lit up in the darkness, well that’s captivating – a true magical moment. Many took the opportunity to enjoy this magical moment, visiting Village Square Park and taking in this inaugural Stittsville Pumpkin Parade happening on the day after Halloween. Those viewing the pumpkins had an opportunity to vote for a favourite. Erin MacKenzie won in the age 15 and over category for her Death Star
creation which took her five hours to carve. Jessica Parker won in the age 14 and under category. Two tickets to an Ottawa Senators game was the prize in the age 14 and under category. Prizes in the age 15 and over category included ones from Kungfu Bistro of Stittsville, Saairse Spa (one organic re-hydrating facial treatment), Suvida Health (one hour of nutrition consumption plus $40 worth of supplements), Mikel D. Mallett (four one-hour reiki sessions with this wellness practitioner) and Innovations Hair Studio ($20 gift certificate). City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, who was present at this inaugural Stittsville Pumpkin Parade and who, along with his staff, helped organize the registration of the pumpkins for judging and helped set up the pumpkins in their
pathway configuration, proclaimed that it was a great event and would be an even bigger show next year. He thanked Stittsville resident Trevor Eggleton for coming up with the great idea and for helping promote and organize it. Trevor Eggleton knew that some other communities had organized such a post-Halloween event like this Pumpkin Parade and he wanted to see Stittsville have one as well as an opportunity for people in the community to show off their pumpkin carving skills. Trevor and his young family moved to Stittsville because of its small town and community feel. He feels that an event like this Stittsville Pumpkin Parade will help maintain this community feel for Stittsville’s families even as the community grows.
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City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, left, holds the carved pumpkin with a 60’s-style hairdo which was delivered to Village Square Park last Friday afternoon by Sylvie Paul, right, for the first-ever Stittsville Pumpkin Parade.
Hydro Ottawa joins Councillor Qadri to celebrate St. Daniel School mural In September, students at St. Daniel School gave a makeover to the fence surrounding Hydro Ottawa’s transformer station near Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road. This new mural, painted on the cement wall which backs on to the school yard, was ofﬁcially unveiled at a heart-warming ceremony held at the school on October 25th. The learning mural was created by artist Nicole Bélanger and depicts children enjoying sports and recreation throughout the four seasons. Funding for the project was provided by the City of Ottawa/Crime Prevention Ottawa Paint It Up! youth engagement mural program. Councillor Shad Qadri, Chair of the Board for Crime Prevention Ottawa, joined Hydro Ottawa staff to celebrate the mural with students, parents and teachers. The painting at St. Daniel School is part of a larger initiative to introduce outdoor classrooms, trees for shade and other natural spaces to facilitate learning, playing and socializing for students.. The process of planning, designing and creating the mural with students, teachers, parents and the community at large was a great kick-off to the school’s greening project and will build interest, excitement and pride in the school yard.
Councillor Shad Qadri with artist Nicole Bélanger and representatives from Hydro Ottawa, St. Daniel School and Crime Prevention Ottawa at the mural unveiling on October 25th.
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Three carved jack â€˜lantern pumpkins sit on display in the first-ever Stittsville Pumpkin Parade at Village Square Park in Stittsville last Friday evening. JOHN CURRY/METROLAND
Jessica Parker, centre, holds her prize-winning pumpkin which won in the age 14 and under category in the inaugural Stittsville Pumpkin Parade at Village Square Park in Stittsville last Friday as she is flanked by Stittsville resident Trevor Eggleton, left, who conceived the idea of holding such a Pumpkin Parade in Stittsville, and by city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, right, who is holding the Death Star carved pumpkin done by Erin MacKenzie which won in the age 15 and over category.
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