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News – It’s a famous Broadway musical that is being presented right here in Stittsville. And the performers and teachers involved with this production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS want to let as many as possible know about it and possibly attend. Imagine – a performance of CATS with all its great music happening right on stage at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville. There’s no driving downtown; there’s lot of free parking; and tickets are only $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Now there’s no better entertainment value than that and it’s all happening right here in the community. To get this message out about this upcoming production of CATS at Sacred Heart, those involved with the musical turned to the school’s grade 11 marketing class for some help in promoting the play. Marketing teacher Shawnie Lane took on the challenge for her class as this would be a project for the students that would be based in reality – nothing theoretical about this. “This is a real thing that needs to be done,” Ms. Lane says about the project of creating publicity for the musical. The class set about to create posters to publicize the musical – some big ones, some smaller ones, some for around the school and some for around the community. And the students had some additional incentive – free tickets to the musical are going to the best posters. All of the posters had to meet certain criteria like using the famous cats’ eyes that are associated with the musical. The posters also had to include information about the upcoming production. See MAKING POSTERS, page 19

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Hallmark happiness Three year old Lindsay Lamarche, left, reaches in for a goodie from a box being held by greeter Percy the Penguin, right, as Kayla Lamarche, centre, who is five years old, looks on at the grand opening of Hallmark Stittsville in its new premises at the Crossing Bridge Square plaza in Stittsville last Saturday. Seestory, photos on pages 86 & 87

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Remembrance Day ceremony held at at Memorial Park in Richmond.. See page 88

News - New members are always welcome in the Stittsville District Lions Club. That’s because more members means even more can be done for the betterment of the community and to make people’s lives better in Stittsville. In addition, those who join a Lions

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Please contact Lion Don Redtman at 613831-1054 or via email at dhredtman@sympatico.ca for more information about this upcoming open house information session or to indicate your intention to attend. Those planning on attending are asked to contact Lion Redtman by Saturday, Nov. 23 if possible. Everywhere in Canada, Lionism has come to be synonymous with community service and in Stittsville, it has been no different. Since 1964, the Stittsville District Lions Club has developed a record of community service and involvement of which both the Club itself and the community can be extremely proud. The Club’s fundraising and community work have been ongoing, with the value of its contributions to various community projects and initiatives being in the thousands of dollars. But the monetary value of the Lions work and contributions over the years since the Club’s formation in 1964 is not the most important result of its receipt of its charter from Lions International in 1964. What has been the Club’s most important contribution to the community has been the fact that it has brought together a group of members who, selflessly and without personal gain, have worked to help make the Stittsville community a better place in which to live. The official charter night of the Stittsville District Lions Club was October 19, 1964 but Lionism in Stittsville was not born on that particular night. Rather, it had been born in the preceding months when West Ottawa Lions Club members Lee Rickey and Fred Chapman sowed the seeds of Lionism in the community. These seeds were nourished by the efforts of such people as Denny Graham, Roger Lessard, Ernie Moore and Bud Haw, who talked things up in the community and held organization meetings in the basement of the village municipal office. It was from these preliminary meetings that the formation of the Stittsville District Lions Club happened. The Charter Night itself was a gala affair which was held at the Ambassador Hall in Westboro. Over 400 persons attended this charter night which was presided over by Gerry Cummings, president of the West Ottawa Lions Club which was the sponsoring club for Stittsville. For most of its first 15 years of existence, the Stittsville District Lions Club held its regular meetings in the basement hall of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Stittsville, although for a time the meetings alternated between the Presbyterian Church and the then-Wesley United Church. In 1979/80, the Lions Club built the Stittsville Medical Centre on Stittsville Main Street, with the downstairs of the building becoming the Club’s permanent meeting hall. The hall also served as a meeting room for Stittsville groups, such as the Brownies and the Stittsville District Snowmobile Club. Over the years, it has provided much needed meeting space in the community. Not only that but the hall has been used extensively for receptions as well as family and group parties.

Several years after its formation, with the opening of the Stittsville arena in 1971, the Stittsville District Lions Club undertook its first big challenge, the raising of $10,000 for an artificial ice plant for the new arena. A successful marathon walk raised $7,000 in helping the Club achieve its goal. The Lions Club purchased the time clock for the arena and also helped out, along with the Stittsville Minor Hockey Association, with the purchase of a new Zamboni ice cleaning machine for the arena in the 1970’s. Over the years, the Stittsville District Lions Club has supported minor hockey, public speaking, minor ball and intermediate hockey. Right from its beginning, the Stittsville District Lions Club was involved with the annual Christmas Cheer radio broadcast of the West Ottawa Lions Club on CFRA radio. In recent years, this radio broadcast has ceased but the Lions Club has continued with its Christmas fundraising, directing the funds raised to the Stittsville Food Bank and thus continuing to help the needy of the community. Welfare work, that is, being there with help when needed, has always been a major focus of the Stittsville District Lions Club. Christmas baskets have been one visible aspect of this welfare work; paying the heating bill for a fellow resident of the village suffering from hard times is another, more hidden aspect of the Club’s work. When a family was burned out of its home, losing everything, it was the Lions Club which pitched in and, along with neighbours and friends, raised much-needed money and helped rebuild the home. In 1979, the Stittsville District Lions Club undertook a $28,000 renovation project at Alexander Grove ball diamond in Stittsville, rejuvenating the facility which had been first developed in the late 1940’s. This renovation project included new fencing and new lighting at the diamond. The $80,000 Medical Centre building, constructed in 1979/80 by the Lions Club, was a major undertaking. The Club had planned the project for several years and, fully aware of the great need in the village at that time for a doctor’s services, kept working away at realizing the goal. With the establishment of the Medical Centre, a facility was in place which could house a doctor and it was not long before Dr. Jim Bell set up his practice in the facility. A dentist and a chiropractor later established their practices at the Medical Centre, showing that the building was serving the primary need for which it was built. It continues today to be a site for a number of medical services for residents of the community. The Stittsville District Lions Club, since its inception in 1964, has made donations to many charities, has provided trophies and awards for schools, has supported the Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s leader dog program, has at one time sponsored a June Jamboree fun event as well as a winter carnival, has sponsored local card parties and has made a major financial contribution to the Queensway-Carleton Hospital.

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Approaching the cenotaph as they are about the lay wreaths during the Remembrance Day service in Stittsville last Monday afternoon, Nov. 11 are, from left, Ron Currie, Richard Nolan and Gloria Stewart.

Laying wreath for Silver Cross Parents Special to the News

News - Claire and Richard Leger of Stittsville led off the wreath laying portion of the annual Remembrance Day service at the cenotaph at the front of the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena last Monday afternoon, Nov. 11. The couple, who lost their son Sgt. Marc Leger in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan, laid a wreath on behalf of Silver Cross Parents. This led off a long procession of wreath laying, including wreaths of Remembrance laid on behalf of the three levels of government – by Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP the Hon. Gordon O’Connor for the federal government, by Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren for the provincial government and by city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri for the municipality. It was a rather raw, cool and breezy day but a light drizzle stopped as the ceremony got underway, just before 2 p.m. Monsignor Joseph Muldoon of Holy Spirit Parish in

Stittsville, chaplain of the Stittsville Legion branch, read the opening reading . This was followed by the playing of The Last Post and Reville as well as the Silence and Lament. The reciting of The Red Poppy of Flanders and In Flanders Fields preceded the wreath laying. The singing of God Save The Queen ended the ceremony, after which the parade marched off. Those in the parade, which had marched to the cenotaph from the Stittsville Legion Hall, included veterans, serving members of the military, RCMP officers, representatives of the Ottawa Fire Service and the Ottawa Police Service and representatives of community groups such as the Stittsville District Lions Club. A number of military vehicles were also involved. A crowd of onlookers encircled the cenotaph for the ceremony, with a number of umbrellas engaged. The Stittsville Retirement Community by Revera had its van on the site, allowing for viewing by some of its community residents.

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Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren, foreground, places a wreath on behalf of the provincial government at the foot of the Stittsville cenotaph with city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, centre, background, and Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP the Hon. Gordon O’Connor, right, background, having just placed wreaths for the city government and the federal government respectively at the Remembrance service in Stittsville last Monday afternoon, Nov. 11.

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Christine Philipson, left, of the Stittsville Legion prepares a stand for a wreath being held by Claire Leger as Richard Leger, right, looks on at the Remembrance Day service at the cenotaph in Stittsville last Monday afternoon, Nov. 11.

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A crowd surrounds the cenotaph in front of the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville last Monday afternoon, Nov. 11 for the annual Remembrance Day service under the auspices of the Stittsville Branch 618 of the Royal Canadian Legion. More of the crowd is at the left, beyond the scope of this photo.

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country. But sometimes it’s difficult to remember. When attempting to describe the importance of Remembrance Day, the words “lest we forget� often cross our lips, emerging as an almost secular amen to punctuate the ceremonies held at schools, cenotaphs and legions. The meaning of Remembrance Day is passed down from generation to generation in the form of a history lesson. We learn more than 600,000 Canadian soldiers fought in the First World War and one in 10 did not return. The last known Canadian veteran who served in the First World War died in 2010. One million Canadian soldiers fought in the Second World War – more than 46,000 did not survive. Twenty six thousand Canadians participated in the Korean War, with 516 killed, and another 121 soldiers have been killed in peacekeeping missions. In our most recent conflict, 157 soldiers were killed fighting in Afghanistan. Our loss transcends mere numbers – as stark and

horrifying as they are. These are sons and daughters, our fathers and mothers, our brothers and sisters, our next-door neighbours. They were real people, who carried hope for the present, regrets from the past and dreams for the future. And when they died, they left holes in our hearts and voids in families across the country. Every year, we gather and promise to never forget them or their sacrifice. But it’s a difficult promise to make. Remembering requires action, a commitment to learn the lessons of history taught to us by conflicts past. Forgetting is so much easier, and it’s a trap many of us fall into, instead focusing our attention on our personal hopes and dreams, while overlooking those who made that potential future possible. The act of remembrance shouldn’t be optional or relegated to an annual ritual. Remembrance Day is more than just facts and figures; it is part of our living past. It is the responsibility of each generation and every individual to keep the memory alive. Lest we forget.

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little while ago someone was writing about what a blessing it was, for Ottawa, to have a mayor who is boring – that is one who has no newsworthy bad habits. Sure enough, within days came the admission from Toronto’s mayor, Rob Ford, that he has indeed smoked crack cocaine. From there, a story that had been a kind of lingering low-grade scandal everywhere but Toronto, exploded onto the world scene. Everybody, from the late night comedians to television shrinks had something to say. (For the American newspaper U.S.A. Today, the relevant angle was that “Ford was wearing a necktie featuring the logos of all 32 NFL teams while making his confession.� The newspaper ran a photo and helpfully added that: “Although Toronto doesn’t have an NFL team, it has played host to one Buffalo Bills game in each of the past six seasons.� In journalism, as in life, it takes all kinds.) In Toronto, Dr. Drew Pinsky, described as “addiction specialist and U.S. media personality� offered some insights that weren’t bad, considering that he admits to never having met the man. “He clearly is suffering right now,� Pinsky told a Toronto radio station, “and that suffering can be managed and treated. He can have a

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Toronto mayor concerns the effect of his behaviour on the city and its reputation. That is fine, but it is also valuable to think of the individual and other individuals like him. Says Pinsky: “He doesn’t deserve to be maligned. He deserves the opportunity to go get help and take care of his medical condition, not work for awhile – probably a month or so – and really get with this and get going.� While it is understandable that many people would like Ford to simply disappear, there would also be distinct advantages to having him stay in the public eye. Because what we have here is a unique teachable moment, as the modern saying goes. Think of it this way: thousands of people in the Toronto area either have or will have problems with addiction – to alcohol and other drugs. From the discussions that we see on the news media, some of the mayor’s supporters come from the group of people likely to come into contact with drug users and drug dealers. They are at risk. It could do these people a world of good to witness the public struggle of a man they have looked up to. If a man as powerful as Rob Ford can have difficulty dealing with alcohol and drugs, so can anyone. That is a lesson worth learning.

Equally important, those who admire the mayor will cheer for him to overcome his difficulties, and that may help them avoid difficulties of their own. This is probably true also of those who, despite political differences, have come to a grudging sympathy for a fellow human being who is obviously in trouble. It is true that watching a public figure, in full view, tackle addiction issues is uncomfortably close to watching a reality show on television. There’s a lot of bad melodrama in this story. But if that’s what it takes, we should all tune in.

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Performers from the upcoming Sacred Heart Catholic High School production of the musical “CATS� who are singing at the Friday music evening at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville last Friday are, from left, Evelyn Pageau (Grizzabella), Taylor Hutchings (Jemima), Kristyn Cooke (Jellylorum), Jasmine Stamos (Bombalurina), Paul Smith (Rum Tum Tugger), Morgan Pitson (Demeter), Nic Kozmochka (Old Deuteronomy and Bustopher Jones), Emma Hickey (Jennyanydots), Monika Lawczys (partially hidden, Skimbleshanks), Noah Rooney (Macavity) and Emily Pilon (Munkustrap).

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News - Broadway came to the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville last Friday evening. Tunes from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “CATS, the second longest running show in Broadway history, were delivered by 11 Sacred Heart Catholic High School students who are among those now rehearsing for the school’s upcoming production of this renowned musical. Sacred Heart is presenting the musical CATS on Wednesday, Nov. 27, Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, all at 7 p.m., and then again on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. Members of the community are most welcome to attend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Tickets will be available at the door on performance nights and are also available now at the school. At the Friday music evening at the Gaia Java coffee shop last Friday, those in attendance got a glimpse of what will JOHN CURRY/METROLAND be happening on stage at Sacred Heart later this month. Sacred Heart Catholic High School students who are singing a song But it was only a musical glimpse as the dancing, choreogfrom the musical “CATSâ€? as they perform at the Friday music evening at raphy, costumes and set that will be part of the production the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville last Friday, Nov. 8 are, at the high school were not included in this Gaia Java outfrom left, Kristyn Cooke, Jasmine Stamos and Morgan Pitson. ing. It was only the music but what music! There is a reason why CATS ran from 1982 to 2000 on Broadway and the music is a big part of this. There is the crazy “The Naming of Catsâ€?; or what about “Grizabella: The Glamour Catâ€?; “The Old Grumble Catâ€?; “Mr. Special to the News French Polynesia as well as glimps- Mistoffeleesâ€?; “Old Deuteronomyâ€?; “Skimbleshanks: The News - On Tuesday, Nov. 19 from es of the people of the South paciďŹ c Railway Catâ€?; “Macavity: The Mystery Catâ€?; and more, 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Chris Taylor, islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora including the iconic “Memoryâ€? which is the song that the who is president of the Ottawa PC Bora. Sacred Heart students ďŹ nished up with last Friday, with Users’ Group, will be at the lStittsFor both the secure home wire- Taylor Hutchings and Evelyn Pageau as the two soloists. ville ibrary to demonstrate just how less network presentation and this Students at Sacred Heart have been involved with CATS easy it is to secure the wireless net- French Polynesia travelogue pre- since casting was done last June. Regular rehearsals have work in your home. sentation, registration in advance is been happening all fall in preparation for the upcoming On Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 6:45 required. This can be done on the production. p.m. to 8:15 p.m., avid traveller Gurt Ottawa Public Library’s website at Lemke will serve as a travel guide www.biblioottawalibrary.ca or by to give an armchair tour of French dropping into the Stittsville branch Polynesia. The visit will include of the Ottawa Public Library. Regisscenes of the tropical splendour of tration is free. R0011949797 R0011243339

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On November 12th, 2013, the ags at the Goulbourn Town Hall ew at half-mast from sunrise to sunset. This was in honour of the late Mrs. Betty Hill, whose funeral took place the same day. Betty served as the ďŹ rst Mayor of Goulbourn Township and ofďŹ ciated at the sod-turning ceremony for the Goulbourn Town Hall on November 16th, 1974. Betty also served as a Regional Councillor for the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, representing West Carleton, Goulbourn & Rideau from 1994 until 2000. She served with several of my current colleagues during that time; Peter Hume, Diane Holmes and Peter Clark. The ďŹ rst time I heard Betty Hill’s name was during the 1994 Municipal Election when she was seeking to represent Regional Ward 5 against Roly Armitage. I even still have her campaign yer from that election as, for some reason, I collected campaign yers when I was 13 years old. The yer reads: “The Experience when it COUNTS‌.To get the JOB DONE!â€? It goes on to speak to her many roles in Goulbourn: 9 years as Mayor, 9 years as a Regional Councillor, 9 years as the Chairperson of Goulbourn Hydro, 9 years as a member of the Goulbourn Library Board and so on. Betty won that election by just 75 votes and would go on to be acclaimed in the 1997 election, serving the area up until amalgamation. I had the privilege of getting to know Betty when I ďŹ rst ran for Council in 2006. It was a great experience to visit with her, and her husband Don, at that time to seek advice and talk about her time in ofďŹ ce and the issues facing her community. One thing I know of, for certain, is that when Goulbourn ďŹ rst elected Betty to represent them, they elected her for life. She was always concerned about Richmond and the surrounding areas and she made you aware of it. This was never more apparent to me than in 2010 when Betty gave me the gears during a debate in Richmond. She challenged me and questioned my ability to represent Goulbourn, based on her assessment that I wasn’t as present in between the 2006 and 2010 elections. This was an example of Betty representing her community, making sure that if someone was going to represent them, they better be committed to the job. It was a challenge that I gladly accepted. I’d like to thank Betty for her time served representing Goulbourn Township over three decades. There was never a challenge she didn’t accept. She was a strong woman with an even stronger voice. She will be missed.

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Low turnout at city budget consultation meeting Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

News - Almost 20 of the city’s highest-paid managers and politicians were on hand to face budget questions from a total of five area residents. The low attendance at the Oct. 29 western area public consultation on the draft 2014 budget, held at Holy Trinity Catholic High School, mirrored the lack of interest shown at budget consultations in other areas of the city, including Orléans. “Once again, I see we didn’t have to bring out extra seats,” joked Mayor Jim Watson, gesturing at rows upon rows of mostly empty chairs set up in the auditorium facing a firing line of nine city councillors, staff and the mayor. Watson summed it up the same way he explained the apathy towards the city’s budget

consultations last year. “My experience has been when people aren’t happy with something, they will come out,” Watson. “I don’t think it would serve us very well to have a roomful of people come up and just heap praise on us, either … Most people tend to react when they’re not happy with something.” Indeed, the first member of the public to speak up during the meeting, Cathy Jordan of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, delivered an “’atta boy” message to the city. “I really believe when the city has done good work it’s important to come out and say it,” she said. “Congrats on a balanced budget. That’s about leadership in the city.” Rod MacLean, president of the KatimavikHazeldean Community Association, was the only other member of the public to speak dur-

$50,000 more to rural grant program Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

News - The city is giving a $50,000 boost to the popular Rural Community-Building Grant Program. The annual budget for the program, which is available to non-profit groups for activities that benefit the broader community, will jump from $60,000 to $110,000 based on strong demand, according to a

city staff report. To offset that increase, the city is axing a rarely-used program to waive building fees for farmers and reducing the budget for another rural grant program. The total amount of money the city gives out for rural grant programs won’t change. Those changes would better reflect the demands of rural non-profit groups and enable more rural organizations to take advantage of funding,

the report says. The $25,000 annual fund was created in 2006 to offset the cost of building permit fees for any building or structure required in order for a farm to comply with the Nutrient Management Act – most often for concrete manure storage tanks. In the last three years, the grant program only received and approved two requests totaling $2,730.

ing the meeting. He wanted to air a point about overcrowding on buses. “It’s not unusual to encounter standing room only from Terry Fox,” MacLean said, adding that the city should be better serving the west end’s employment areas with transit. MacLean was treated to responses from city brass: deputy city manager Nancy Schepers, OC Transpo general manager John Manconi, as well as Kanata councillors Marianne Wilkinson and Allan Hubley. When asked why he felt it was important to make his point during the meeting instead of giving the city that feedback another way, such as by email or to his councillor, MacLean said, “Sometimes things just need to be said in public.” The public meetings are just one way the city gets feedback on the budget, Watson said. People come up to him in the mall and at farm“Given the lack of interest, it is recommended that the program no longer be offered by the city,” a staff report reads. The city is also cutting back on a different rural grant – its Rural Association Partnership Program. The program will

ers’ market to offer praise for the budget. “People like the fact that the tax rate has been kept down. They understand that we can’t cut taxes without cutting services and they’re telling me to stay the course,” Watson said. Watson said the councillors go to their community associations’ meetings and give information and seek feedback on the budget. Not to mention, residents give feedback on the way the city conducts its business year round, Watson said. “I’ve done online chats, I did the mall tour, we’ve done these (public consultations), we have committee meetings,” Watson said. The city of Ottawa even tried holding one of the public budget consultation meetings in the afternoon last year, so people who work in the evenings could attend. Attendance was similarly low: around 20 members of the public showed up.

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

November 8, 2013 CHRISTMAS CARD CONTEST OPENS TO STITTSVILLE CHILDREN As Christmas is fast approaching I am once again Ho-Ho-Holding my Christmas Card Contest for children in the Stittsville community. Winning submissions will be on display this holiday season, as the winner’s artwork will be prominently featured as my office Christmas e-card. Age categories are up to 6 years old, 7 to 11 years old and 12 to 14 years old. Once all entries have been received, an impartial team of judges will choose one winner from each category, plus one additional winner from any category. When working on your art, please ensure you do not use glitter paints or stickers, as it must be suitable to copy onto the front of the Christmas card. Also, please remember to include the artist’s name, phone number and age on the back of their entry. Winners will be announced at my Annual Cookie Decorating and Santa Visit to be held on Saturday, December 7th from 10 am to Noon. A wonderful prize will be presented to the winners at that time. Please submit your child’s entry no later than noon on Thursday December 1st to Councillor Shad Qadri, 110 Laurier Ave. W, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1, or drop them off to my ward office, located in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, 1500 Shea Road. My Ward office hours are Mondays from 9am-2pm, Wednesdays from 3-8pm, Fridays 9am-5pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm. If that time is not convenient, please feel free to leave them at the reception desk at the GRC addressed to myself. PUMPKIN PARADE A HUGE SUCCESS! Our inaugural Pumpkin Parade held on November 1st was a huge success. We had a great turn out and it truly brought the community together. It was amazing to see the talent of so many of our community members through the beautifully carved pumpkins. It was also a joy to see the families who came out and were able to enjoy the lovely evening together. The parade brought the park to life. I would like to thank Trevor Eggleton for his hard work and I sincerely look forward to working on this event annually.

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City to allow more room to park Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

News - Tired of residents widening walkways into driveways and paving over their yards, the city of Ottawa is drafting new rules to allow more room to park at homes in the suburbs. The issue stems from a move to build on smaller lots, even in the outer suburbs. The city’s current rules limit the width of driveways to in front of the garage only – not the main home – and the laneway can’t take up more than 50 per cent of the lot. It sounds like a good policy in theory, say suburban councillors, but in reality it means people are packing their garages with the accoutrements of suburban living and instead parking on the grass of their yards and ďŹ lling up streets by parking their extra vehicles along the adjacent road. In some cases, homeowners create a wide interlock “pathwayâ€? next to their driveways to enlarge the area they are able to use for driveway parking. It causes a lot of neighbourhood strife, councillors say – more than almost any other neighbourhood issue. “In the Nepean days, you never got any complaints about it,â€? said. Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder. Now her ofďŹ ce gets calls about situations where a new homeowner moves in and tries to widen their “pathwayâ€? driveway to match the neighbours who did it before amalgama-

tion. It sparks bylaw battles, Harder said, with neighbours constantly calling 311 on each other. “These are people who were buying nice homes and doing nice things to make their properties ďŹ t into their lifestyles,â€? said Harder, who did the exact same thing to one of her previous homes. “Then you get into this really crappy shouting match.â€? Now the city is drafting a rule to allow homeowners in the suburban area outside the inner edge of the Greenbelt (excluding Bells Corners and Blackburn Hamlet) to widen their driveways to take up a third of the width of the yard. The change would basically allow the kind of driveway widening – using a widened walkway – that was common practice before amalgamation. The change was supported by the majority of people who responded to a public consultation held in June, said Tim Moerman, the city’s planner in charge of the project. The portion of the widened driveway that ends up being in front of the house could be up to 1.8 metres wide and would have to be done in a material that allows rainwater to seep through, such as pavers or turf block. That’s also an esthetic issue, Moerman said. “In the suburbs, the practical reality is that you’re probably going to have two cars,â€? he said. “While we are certainly encouraging people to use transit‌ realistically there is a context that applies to different parts of

Filling ditches may be allowed Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

News - The latest frontier for ďŹ xing up post-amalgamation policies? Ditches. Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt wants to tackle ways homeowners – mostly in the city’s rural areas – could legally inďŹ ll roadside ditches in front of their properties. But he’s not talking about letting people take a load of dirt and dump it into the ditch, Moffatt said.

In pre-amalgamation days, homeowners in some former municipalities were allowed to inďŹ ll the deep trenches in front of their homes in a way that still allowed rainwater to drain from the roadway but made it easier to cut grass going down into the ditch and generally make it more attractive. The inďŹ lled ditches were inspected to ensure they would still fulďŹ ll their function and prevent ooding. Now that’s not allowed, even though some homeowners are doing it anyways.

  

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Some of the folks who want to ďŹ ll their ditches in are seniors, who say it’s becoming dangerous for them to cut the grass in their ditches, Moffatt said. Some of these people are spending around $5,000 to have their ditch redesigned and ďŹ lled, only to have neighbours call bylaw services. OfďŹ cers come and have them tear the ditch inďŹ ll out, Moffatt said. Moffatt is convinced the altered road ditches don’t cause “actual problems,â€? even though the reason the city banned the practice was the risk of ooding and liability issues if every homeowner on the street did the

same thing. “We allowed these for years and years with no problems,â€? he said. While stormwater management and drainage can be a touchy topic, Moffatt emphasized that there a “different kinds of drainage.â€? Roadside ditches handle a pretty minor amount of water runoff, Moffatt said. The more serious issues with potential ooding mostly relate to other drainage areas, such as rear yards. The councillor is waiting for a response form city staff on what – if anything – can be done about this issue.

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town.â€? Harder was pleased the city’s planners took that approach. “It’s just a recognition of our lifestyle,â€? she said. The issue of multiple vehicles and less room to store them is becoming more acute as more teenaged children continue to live at home for longer periods while they attend post-secondary institutions and begin their careers. Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri’s ward is feeling similar pressures and he said the new rule would take some parked cars off Stittsville’s local streets. “I’m buoyed that city staff is working with the community to ďŹ nd a solution,â€? he said. “At least we’ll get some uniformity.â€? In Stittsville, there are problems with people calling bylaw services if a neighbour’s car is parked on the street past the three-hour limit. Snow removal and snow storage are also problems, he said. But if people illegally expand their driveways to extreme widths, it creates a “concrete jungleâ€? with much less space left for visitors to park along the street. The proposed new rule could also guide how the city approves new developments, Qadri said, which could help tackle the problem in the long term. Residents can read up on the proposed changes at ottawa.ca/driveways and submit feedback to Moerman by emailing driveways@ottawa.ca by Dec. 3.

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Ms. Lane noted that the students will receive marks for the project based on their effort and ideas, not on the actual artwork that is created, since it is a marketing class, not an art class. The marketing class, like all business courses, is an elective course in high school. The marketing class is not the only student involvement in helping to promote this upcoming musical. Teacher Marc Beaudry’s woodworking shop class has a student, Patrick Savard, who built wooden signs that are being placed outside the school to promote the musical. One sign is five feet by four feet in size while the other is three feet by four feet. This musical CATS will be presented on stage at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville on Wednesday, Nov. 27, Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1

p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Tickets will be available at the door or are available now at the school. CATS, a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot, tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. The renowned song “Memory” was introduced in this musical which opened on Broadway in 1982 and then ran continuously until the year 2000, becoming the second longest running show in Broadway history. CATS has won numerous awards including Best Musical at both the JOHN CURRY/METROLAND Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards. It has been performed Putting the finishing touches on the poster which they have made to publicize the musical “CATS” which is around the world and has been trans- being staged at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville at the end of this month are, from left, Justin Paoloni, Jasmine Carlucci-Tanguay, Rebecca Castilla, Sarah D’Angelo and Cristina Visoso. lated into more than 20 languages.

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News - The Stittsville Royals found the win column twice this past weekend. The Royals edged the visiting Perth Blue Wings 4-3 at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) in Stittsville last Sunday afternoon. This came on the heels of a 3-0 victory over the Almonte Thunder in Almonte last Saturday night. These two weekend victories followed a 4-2 loss by the Royals to the Ottawa West Golden Nights in a game at the Barbara Ann Scott Arena in Ottawa on Thursday night, Nov. 7. In the 4-3 win over the Perth Blue Wings at the GRC last Sunday afternoon, the Royals trailed 1-0 after the first period but then stormed ahead with three goals in the second period to lead 3-2 going into the final frame. The teams exchanged goals in the final period, with the Royals emerging with a 4-3 win. Patrick Kealey faced 31

shots in the Royals’ net in this game while the Royals directed 29 shots at the Perth goal. Scoring for the Royals in this game were Jeremy Nichols with two goals and Matt Veaudry and Eric Malloy with a goal each. Earning assists were Mitch Kerwin with two and Eric Malloy, Blake Martyniuk, Kyle Killeen and Kevin Groulx with one assist each. In Almonte last Saturday, the Royals scored a goal in each period to win by a 3-0 count. Jordan Cale, Kevin Groulx and Jeremy Nichols scored for the Royals in this game. Kevin Groulx earned two assists, making for a three point night for him, while single assists went to Matt Veaudry, Jordan Cale, Jesse Renaud and Blake Martyniuk. The Royals directed 34 shots at the Almonte net in this game while Royals goalie Patrick Kealey stopped all 40 shots that he faced in the game. It was a three goal outburst in the third period by the Ottawa West Golden Knights that

gave the Golden Knights a 4-2 win over the visiting Stittsville Royals in Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League action at the Barbara Ann Scott Arena in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 7. The score was tied 1-1 after the first period with the Royals leading 2-1 going into the third period where the Golden Knights erupted for three goals in the final seven and a half minutes to win by a 4-2 score. The final Golden Knights goal was into an empty Royals net. Talmadge Farnes and Tanner Knight scored for the Royals in this game. Assists went to Joey Laird, Tanner Knight, Talmadge Farnes and Jordan Cale. Ottawa West Golden Knights had 39 shots at the Royals’ net in this game while the Royals directed 19 shots at the Ottawa West goal. The next home game for the Stittsville Royals is this Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville when the Renfrew Timberwolves will be the visiting team.


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News - Traditional Christmas carols like “Deck the Halls” and “O Little Town of Bethlehem” will be among the audience participation songs at the upcoming “A Garland of Carols” concert being presented by the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus. The audience is also going to have the opportunity to exercise its collective voice with the singing of “Ding, Dong, Merrily on High,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” and “All on a Silent Night.” But while there is going to be lots of audience singing at the concert, there is also going to be lots of audience listening as well – and what listening! You will hear the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus under the direction of Robert Dueck of Stittsville sing such holiday tunes as “Artist of a Winter Night,” “Beautiful December,” “While by my Sheep,” “The Wexford Carol,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Gesu Bambino,” “Celebrate This Day Together” and more. But this is not all. There will be a host of guest musicians that you will just not want to miss who will be joining the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus for this concert.. 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 co-founder of The Capital City Opera, a new

opera company in the area. The full Trinity Hilltop Handbell Choir under the direction of Dvid Chin will be performing at the concert. Two new handbell ensembles under the direction of Stuart Belson of Stittsville will also be performing at the concert. The Trinity 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.

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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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Sports - The Kanata Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Club is well into another year of training, fitness and fun. The club held its first major event, its annual Gymathon, at the Bridlewood Elementary School in Kanata on Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3. In this event, gymnasts aged 4 to 16 from classes in both Kanata and Stittsville enjoyed an afternoon of friendship, fitness and fun while raising funds for equipment for the Club. In this Gymathon, the gymnasts took part in various exercises requiring flexibility, balance and coordination, all using the essential apparatus prevalent in the sport of rhythmic gymnastics – the ball, hoop, rope and ribbon. Major fundraisers in the Gymathon were Maala Brickley, Branwen Craig and Annika Ives, all of Kanata, in the recreational stream and Haley Miller of Nepean, Britney Han of Barrhaven and Ashley Keefer of Carp in the advanced streams.

The Kanata Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Club is a local volunteer rhythmic gymnastics club which offers recreational classes in various Kanata and Stittsville locations. The sport of rhythmic gymnastics combines the grace of ballet and dance with gymnastics movements that require flexibility, concentration and coordination. The Kanata Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Club, founded in 1975, offers programming in two developmental streams, recreational and advanced training. Rhythmic gymnastics of a competitive nature began in the 1940’s in the Soviet Union. The first world championships for individual rhythmic gymnasts was held in 1963 in Budapest. Rhythmic gymnastics was added to the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, with Canadian Lori Fung becoming the first rhythmic gymnast to earn an Olympic gold medal. Rhythmic gymnasts must exhibit balance, flexibility, coordination and strength.

Grey Team gets by Green Team John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

Sports - The Cavanagh Construction Grey Team squeezed by the Bond’s Décor Green Team 8-7 in Stittsville Town League action at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville on Thursday, Nov. 7. Steve Derouin scored four goals for the Grey Team in this victory while Mike Scerbo chipped in with three goals. Dave Johnston scored the other Grey Team goal. Scoring for the Bond’s Décor Green Team in this close loss were Matt Sterling and

Ryan Sterling, both with two goals, Kyle Murray, Chris Lesaux and Chris Neufeld. In the other Stittsville Town League game on Thursday, Nov. 7, played at the Goulbourn Recreation Centre, the Cabling Ottawa Orange Team doubled the score on the Cavanagh Construction Black Team, 6-3. Matt Yakabuski and Steve McJannet both scored two goals for the Orange Team in this victory. Single markers were notched by Jay Gallinger and Shane Byrne. Scoring for the Cavanagh Construction Black Team in this game were Paul Doyle,

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No new bus Transitways for Stittsville Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

News - The city is squeezing a little more transit into Kanata under its new plan but not light rail. Stittsville, however, wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be getting new bus Transitways as planned in the past. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big problem for Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri, who said new residents have already been contacting him to express frustration with the change in plans. People moved into the area expecting it to be served by good transit service, he said, and the community design plan allowed for higher densities because of that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing a disservice to this community,â&#x20AC;? Qadri said. Marilyn Jenkins, past president of the Stittsville Village Association, echoed his comment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have deep, deep disappointment in the west end of the slashing of the BRT (bus rapid transit) system,â&#x20AC;? she said.

Under the last transportation master plan, the developing Fernbank area of Stittsville was slated to get bus-rapid-transit and/or transit-priority measures before 2031. That project was put further down the list in the new plan due to an affordability analysis that indicated it is less urgent and of less benefit then other transit projects, said deputy city manager Nancy Schepers. The roadway space needed for the future bus facilities will still be protected so it can be converted for bus use in the future, after 2031. The city will also reserve dedicated space for buses when it builds a new northsouth arterial road to serve the Fernbank area. Qadri said he is going to approach developers to see if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll front the money needed to build both phases of that road â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including a northern leg to connect to Palladium Drive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at the same time. Asking developers to advance the funding needed to construct infrastructure is something the city should

be doing more of, Qadri said, adding that the same strategy could be used to fast track the building of busways in Stittsville, too. Even a localized tax levy to fund transit improvements is something the city should consider, the councillor said. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be pushing that issue further during debates about the transportation master plan by the transportation committee on Nov. 15. During a discussion about the draft transportation master plan on Nov.4, city staff revealed an altered plan that would see a bus Transitway in the median of March Road extended farther to end at Solandt Road instead of Carling Avenue. The changes would also add a $25-million new section of Transitway along Highway 417 through an already-built tunnel under the Valour Bridge to connect to Terry Fox station. The trade-off is that the changes remove a plan to create another offramp to separate buses from traffic at

the Eagleson/March/Campeau intersection, which would have cost $30 million. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can build that underpass with no route, or we can build the route with no underpass,â&#x20AC;? said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. Instead, buses will travel in regular vehicle traffic for the stretch of the Queensway to Corkstown Road, where specialized signals will allow the buses to cross into the median, where they will continue north on March Road on a separate busway until it reaches the Kanata North Business Park. It was important to make the best use possible of a future transit investment for Kanata, Wilkinson said, and it will be of more benefit to extend the new Transitway sections rather than build expensive grade-separated ramps that would only provide a marginal benefit. The new facilities will encourage people to park-and-ride at Terry Fox, which will be important as the area develops with around 3,000 new

homes and new employment areas, including the nearby outlet mall under construction. City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson headed off what was potentially the most contentious part of the $3 billion transportation master plan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the lack of a rail link to the airport â&#x20AC;&#x201C; by sending out a memo before the meeting indicating he and city staff are willing to study what it would take to build that link. The city will include a potential future O-Train link to the airport in an environmental assessment study for a southern extension of the rail line â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with the caveat that it could not compromise peak service to Barrhaven and Riverside South, the mayor wrote. Watson said he will meet with Mark Laroche, president and CEO of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority, to â&#x20AC;&#x153;continue these productive and collaborative discussions on how we can build the best transit system we can afford.â&#x20AC;?

Stittsville Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night coming up on Thursday, Nov. 21 News - The third annual Stittsville Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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.

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December 7th events The annual Cookie Decorating and Santa Visit event hosted by city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. Everyone is welcome to attend. The annual Santa Claus Parade in Richmond and the annual Lighting of the Park ceremony at Memorial Park will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Santa Claus Parade will leave South Carleton High School and travel to the Richmond Plaza at 11 a.m. while the Lighting of the Park ceremony will happen at 6 p.m.

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Three levels of government lay wreaths Special to the News

News - Wreaths of Remembrance were laid on behalf of all three levels of government at the annual Remembrance ceremony at the Munster Union Cemetery and War Memorial last Sunday afternoon, Nov. 10. Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP the Hon. Gordon O’Connor was present to lay a wreath on behalf of the federal government while Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren

laid a wreath on behalf of the provincial government. City of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt represented the city in laying a wreath at the War Memorial. Deacon Louis Seward from St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Richmond led the opening prayer at this ceremony. The Last Post and Reveille was played by Nadia Khawas while bagpiper played the Silence and Lament.

Kevin Bradley recited The Red Poppy of Flanders while Doug Nixon recited the John McCrae poem In Flanders Fields. George Murphy of the Richmond Legion

recited the Pledge of Remembrance while Richmond Legion member Jim Becking led the Salute: “The Legion of the living salute the Legion of the dead.”

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News - A program at the Stittsville library branch is a family storytime this Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. This will include stories, rhymes, songs and a craft for children of all ages, accompanied by a parent or guardian. It is being held on a drop-in basis, so just drop in that day if interested.


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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 this 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 this Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Munster United Church.

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Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP the Hon. Gordon O’Connor, centre, prepares to lay a wreath at the War Memorial at the Munster Union Cemetery as Keith Thurrott, left, prepares the wreath’s stand at the Remembrance ceremony in Munster last Sunday afternoon, Nov. 10.

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Richmond Legion members George Murphy, left, centre, and Oscar Clench, right, salute after laying wreaths at the War Memorial at the Munster Union Cemetery at the Remembrance ceremony in Munster last Sunday afternoon, Nov. 10. Stittsville News EMC - Thursday, November 14, 2013 29


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What’s up, doc, around Stittsville? News – Pam Hassenklover who taught at St. Stephen Catholic School on Stittsville Main Street, was one of the retirees honoured at the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s annual retirement dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Centurion Centre in Nepean. Among the other retirees honoured at the event was former Sacred Heart Catholic High School vice-principal Paul Gillis who retired last June as a vice-principal at Mother Teresa Catholic High School in South Nepean. Among those in attendance at the retirement dinner was St. Stephen Catholic School principal Bob Santos who was there as a representative of the principals and vice-principals in the Board…The Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Stittsville Main Street is hosting a family storytime this Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. It is being held on a drop-in basis. The program will include stories, rhymes, songs and a craft for children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian…The latest edition of the Stittsville phone book, namely the 16th annual Stittsville and area 2013-2014 Community Resource Guide, is now out. Produced by EMC Specialty Publications, a division of Performance Printing Limited, it is more than a phone book, although it has the phone number listings for Stittsville and Richmond including Munster. It also contains a map and street index for Richmond, a map and street index for Stittsville and a listing of postal codes for Stittsville and Richmond. There are also yellow pages with business listings. EMC Specialty Publications can be contacted at 1-800-267-7936…A row of trees has been planted near the Aldworth Private sidewalk along the frontage of the Traditions subdivision and Stittsville Main Street at the south end of Stittsville … Also down at the south end of the village, a sidewalk/pathway is being constructed along the west side of Stittsville Main Street from Avenue Road to past Etta Street, providing a link to the Aldworth private sidewalk and the Traditions subdivision pathway…A Greco Lean + Fit location is opening in the former Royal Bank building on Stittsville Main Street beside St. Thomas Anglican Church. There are 13

Greco Lean + Fit locations in the Ottawa area, not including this new Stittsville locations. Tony Greco, the founder and creator of Greco Lean + Fit and also Yoga Lean, is considered one of Canada’s leading fitness specialists. He can be heard on radio station Team 1200 on Saturday mornings and also on radio station CFRA. At Greco Lean + Fit, every training program is customized to address a person’s unique fitness profile. Greco fitness sessions are meant to be a physical, psychological and emotional experience where a person will increase his or her level of base conditioning before progressing to increased levels of physical skills…Little Caesars pizza at the Shops of Main Street plaza at Stittsville Main Street and Carp Road will be opening next week. The first Little Caesars opened in 1959 in a Detroit suburb and through franchising has become the largest carry out pizza chain in the world. The chain is owned by Mike Ilitch who owns the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League…A craft fair was held in the basement hall at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Mulkins Street last Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. … Speaking of craft fairs, the annual Season’s Greetings Craft Fair which is held every year in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. This craft fair is an annual fundraiser for the Ottawa Humane Society…Holy Spirit Catholic Parish on Shea Road is once again this Christmas season collecting new socks for children, women and men which will be given to the Shepherds of Good Hope for those in need. A container for these sock donations has been set up in the atrium at the church. Last year Holy Spirit Parish donated over 700 pairs of socks to the Shepherds of Good Hope…One of the highlights of the year is the annual Christmas Parade of Lights which is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. It is always a great spectacle as the lighted floats move along Stittsville Main Street, watched by hundreds of people who line the parade route from the School Board Depot

in the north to Carleton Cathcart Street in the south. More floats are always welcome. If you want to enter a float (it’s free, by the way) or would like information about what’s involved, please contact Marilyn Jenkins at 613-8365075 or via email at jenkinsdm1@rogers.com or Tanya Hein at 613-686-1842 or via email at paradeoflights@travnet.org …The bakery department at Stittsville Sobeys has had quite a display of cakes with a Remembrance Day theme. There was one cake with the poem “In Flanders Fields” on it. There was another with a tank on it and yet another with a scene featuring a silhouette of a soldier standing near a cross. There was another cake with “We Remember” on it. All of these cakes were for display purposes only with all of them showing a great respect and reverence for Remembrance Day…Once again this Christmas season, the Stittsville District Lions Club is selling Christmas fruit cakes as well as sliced white fruit cakes and shortbread cookies. If interested in purchasing some of these goodies, please call 613-836-4964 and leave a message…St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Mulkins Street is holding a Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be baking, crafts and jewellery for sale. A hot lunch will also be served…The Stittsville District Lions Club is now into its annual fundraising campaign. The funds raised are used to support organizations and individuals in the community. For every $100 or more donated by a business or individual, a personalized sign will be placed on a sign at Village Square Park…The Stittsville Seniors Community (Stittsville Villa) on Stittsville Main Street held a “Seniors, Come & Try Day!” on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in which visiting seniors could attend for a full day of activities or just for one of them. The activities included a gentle fitness class, a bean bag toss, a harvest lunch, manicures, afternoon tea with musician Arlene Quinn, a pub and refreshments and a fall supper. Seniors had to call ahead to reserve a space. The idea is to allow seniors to be able to experience life at the residence. The Stittsville Se-

Donations of used jewellery wanted Special to the News

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 Goul-

bourn 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. Eva will gladly pick up any do-

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niors Community is part of the revera Retirement Living group which is a Canadian owned business dating back 50 years with more than 250 locations…Anyone with electronics that are no longer being used and need recycling should note that the Goulbourn Girls Hockey Association pee wee team is hosting a free electronics recycling drop off on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at Brown’s Your Independent Grocer. A wide range of electronics needing recycling will be accepted at this free drop off including cameras, cell phones, computers, copiers, fax machines, monitors, printers, radios, scanners, speakers, telephones, televisions, video projectors and more…A “Teens and Technology” free information session for parents, all about sexting, cyberbullying, safety and mental health, was held at Sacred Heart Catholic High School on Abbott Street on Wednesday evening, Nov. 6. There was no registration required to attend the event which was hosted by the Ottawa Police Service…Gretchen Martin, who has wowed audiences at previous Friday music evenings at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street, will be back again this coming Friday, Nov. 15, once again offering up her amazing vocals while accompanying herself on the keyboard. These 7 p.m. Friday music evenings are free to attend with everyone welcome, although early arrival is recommended for the best seating…OC Transpo bus route 283 runs from South Carleton High School in Richmond to Stittsville every weekday from Monday to Friday at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $3.25 or two bus tickets…The used book sale on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the “A Good Read” book store at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library saw $667 raised through sales. Customers were lined up at the door of the library, waiting for the library’s 10 a.m. opening that day so that they could acquire some of the books on sale. It continued to be busy throughout the day as evidenced by the amount of money raised. The “A Good Read” book store will be having another used book sale in April… nations. Just email her at eva.vonjagow@hotmail.com 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.


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able to pose for a photo with noneother-than Santa Claus himself. The Goulbourn Museum is hosting an Old-Fashioned Christmas Art & Craft Sale on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corners south of Stittsville, featuring a total of 14 vendors with a variety of specialties. The event will also include Christ-

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News - If you want to see some of winter’s beauty, then a visit to the Ottawa West Arts Association (owaa) gallery in the lobby of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex should be in your plans. That’s because the new exhibition of art, entitled “Anticipating Winter,” which began its two month run at the owaa gallery last Saturday, features a number of works featuring winter scenes. But there’s more than just winter scenes on display on the gallery walls in this exhibition, as a number of artists have used an artist’s traditional artistic license to enter works that have no obvious, particular connection to winter other than the fact that Canadians always seem to be anticipating winter, no matter what the season of the year. “The Morning After,” an oil by Patrick Mason, shows snow-covered branches topped with a blue sky, just like those that happen so often in the frosty winter. It’s a scene, he says, from the backyard of his Stittsville home and not a scene from Algonquin Park which is the setting for many of his works. Trudy Daley’s acrylic “Winterwonderland” shows a most traditional and iconic scene – a horse drawn sleigh ride along a snowbank-laden trail with your Canadian evergreen forest in the background. Pure Canadiana winter! Artist Sheila Turner-Whalen, in her mixed media work “Winter Reflections,” has captured the feeling of winter’s “cold” with her blue/white ice scene backed by snow-covered evergreens. You JOHN CURRY/METROLAND shiver as you look at the painting as it evokes the Ottawa West Arts Association (owaa) artists Patrick Mason, left, and Kat McClure, right, together adjust Patrick’s oil painting “The icy cold of winter.

Morning After” which is one of the works of art now on display in the “Anticipating Winter” exhibition at the owaa gallery in the foyer of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville.

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Art exhibition Continued from page 35

And speaking of evoking thoughts of winter, Louise Barker has captured a homey scene with her oil painting “Window to Winter,” showing a female hugging a big dog as they both sit looking out a window at a scene of falling snow. You just want to be a third member of this warm, hugging scene. “Night Watch,” an oil by Betty E. Sullivan, has an owl perched on a branch, with flecks of winter snow all around this watchman of the night – and a wintry night at that. In some respects, although there is not a trace of snow in it, Michael Goguen’s large oil on canvas entitled “The Quest of the Maji” may be the most seasonal piece in the exhibition, given the traditional connection of the three Kings or Magi to Christmas in the Christian tradition. Like many of Michael Goguen’s works, this is a spectacularly colourful painting, with a plethora of colours including orange, green and yellow, showing the three Magi on a path leading to a big temple with a city in the background, all found beneath a shining star in the sky. “Lost Rays,” an acrylic by Vera Van Baaren, depicts a half dozen tree trunks throwing their shadows into the painting’s foreground as the sloping sun shines between them. Shadows is also a theme in Kat McClure’s abstract mixed media work as she has named the work “Shadows.” And speaking of abstract works, a huge acrylic called “Sundance” by Soraya Silvestri (“zizi”) definitely catches the eye with its predominantly yellow vertical strokes. It’s bright and cheerful which winter can be at times. “Resoluteness,” a photo by Bev Lafortune, features a tall, ice cream cone-like elm tree, backed by a dark sky. Another photograph, this one in black and white, that tells a lot is “Lac Leman,” by Sylvie Sabourin which shows an island in a lake, casting its shadow into the watery foreground as a small rowboat/sailboat goes by the island. “Majestic Barn,” a photograph by Josef Pittner, showing a small old barn in a rocky setting with a fence in the foreground and trees in the background, depicts what many would view as a typical Canadian rural scene. Mark Grasza’s oil “Ottawa Canal” is a summer scene, no doubt, showing the Rideau Canal with the Parliament Buildings in the distance. What makes this painting special is the images of Prince William and Princess Kate that are the focal point of the work. Photographer John Edkins has a black and white photograph in this exhibition. Entitled “Amsterdam Train Station,” the photo shows train vehicles at the passenger platform, with an elaborate steel structure overhead. Josie Braden’s pastel “Oak’s Garden, Niagara Falls” shows a path running through a myriad of foliage of various colours like green and red. Two entries in this exhibition that must be seen are Stephen Harrison’s “Rideau Centre light,” a black and white photograph on his typical dye-infused aluminum that shows that the simplest of objects can become a magical scene in the hands of a talented artist or, in this case, a talented photographer. “Rideau Centre Light” shows a light fixture, which we presume is at the Rideau Centre in downtown Ottawa, but one which stands out because it is surrounded by black. Words do not do it justice. And Stittsville artist Gerald Smith has entered in this exhibition a masterful depiction of the historic German passenger airship Hindenburg which he has called “The Hindenburg Over Cape Sable, May 6, 1937.” This oil on canvas shows the Hindenburg over a lighthouse with a blue sky in the background. The size of the Hindenburg is conveyed by the fact that the airship’s form takes up about half of the painting. This exhibition “Anticipating Winter” is running at the owaa gallery in the lobby of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville from now through to Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.


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Anniversary special at Main Street Cafe John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

News - Marc Monette is celebrating his first year as owner of the Main Street Café in Stittsville and wants everyone to celebrate along with him. That’s why he is offering a first year anniversary breakfast special on Saturday, Nov. 23 that he wants as many as possible to enjoy. It will be offered all day long (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.). There are no reservations or anything involved – just show up and you will be able to enjoy a breakfast of scrambled eggs, a choice of meat, home fries, toast and coffee for only $2.99. Yes, that’s right – only $2.99. Mr. Monette, who has now been operating the Main Street Café at the Ultramar Plaza on Stittsville Main Street for a year, is offering this first anniversary breakfast special as a way of showing his appreciation to his customers for their patronage and loyalty over the past year. He also hopes that those who have never been to the Main Street Café might take this occasion to give it a try and experience its homey atmosphere and good food. He admits that he had to vary a little from his pledge a year ago to leave things as they were regarding the Cafe’s menu. He had had to increase prices minimally due to the costs of inflation. But basically the menu has remained the same although he has

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Marc Monette has now owned the Main Street Café at the Ultramar Plaza on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville for a year and he wants to thank his loyal customers and also invite new customers to try out the Main Street Café by offering a $2.99 breakfast special on Saturday, Nov. 23. added a few items and has taken a few off the menu. A lot of new daily specials have been introduced. One new item is the “BELTCH”

which has proven to be really popular. Indeed, the Main Street Cafe in Stittsville is the only place in the city where this sandwich is available. It’s

basically a traditional bacon, lettuce and tomato (BLT) sandwich with the added ingredients of ham and cheese. It goes for $6.25.

Rotary Club is looking for youth exchange student Special to the News

News - The Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville is looking for a high school student to sponsor in the Rotary youth exchange program. The student, preferably now in grade 10 or 11, would spend the 2014-2015 school year abroad, starting in August 2014. The deadline for applications for this Rotary youth exchange program is Friday, Nov. 22. Applications should be submitted to Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville member Jas Michalski at jas.michalski@rogers.com. For more information, check out the Rotary District 7040 Youth Exchange at http://yex.sussexsystems.com/wordpress/ or call Jas Michal-

ski at 613-836-9597. The Rotary Youth Exchange involves more than 8,000 students each year. The objective of Rotary Exchange Programs is to foster world peace and international understanding. Participants experience first hand the challenges and accomplishments of other countries. A long term Rotary Exchange students spends one academic year living in another country, usually with two or more host families. These Rotary accredited families are volunteers who welcome and care for the exchange student and introduce the exchange student to the culture and lifestyle of the host country. Exchange students learn another language, experience different foods, study different sub-

jects and enjoy a new way of living in another culture. Students who become Rotary Youth Exchange participants are aged 15 to 17 years who have demonstrated leadership in their school and community, who are flexible and willing to try new things, who are open to cultural differences and who can serve as an ambassador for their own country. The countries where Rotary exchanges take place are re-evaluated every year. This year students from the local Rotary District are exchange students in Japan, Peru, Brazil, Turkey, Poland, Denmark, Italy, France and Mexico. Typically students and their families are ex-

pected to cover expenses such as round trip airfare, travel insurance, travel documents, spending money and emergency funds. It does not matter whether parents are members of a Rotary Club or not as the program is open to all students. A student can choose the country involved in the exchange within certain limits. A student is asked to select five preferred countries and a student usually gets one of these five choices. Although it is called an exchange program, parents are not required to host a visiting student as part of the program. Many do choose to do so but there is no requirement to do this. All applicants to the program must be sponsored by a local Rotary Club such as the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville. Jas Michalski is the contact for the Rotary Club of OttawaStittsville for this program.

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When he took over a year ago, Marc also had a goal of wanting to change the interior appearance of the Café a little but to make sure that the new look would reflect the community. He has done this by hanging numerous framed photographs of Stittsville scenes on the Café’s wall above the booths. And speaking of the booths, they have all been re-stained for a new, darker look. There are also new chairs and new carpeting in the restaurant. Marc’s next move is to renovate the washrooms. And with that, he feels that everything will be truly shipshape in the restaurant. But for now – Marc is looking forward to Saturday, Nov. 23, seeing it as an opportunity for everyone in the community, both regular customers and new customers, to visit the restaurant and find out why it is the number one breakfast spot in the west end of the city of Ottawa. And after this special anniversary event at the Café on Saturday, Nov. 23, Marc will be getting ready for the next Saturday, Nov. 30 when Main Street Café will have an entry in the annual Christmas Parade of Lights in Stittsville. He will be giving out packages for hot chocolate as well as free children’s breakfasts. Recipients will be able to visit the restaurant and the hot chocolate will be made and the breakfast provided free for the child.


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LOWEST RATE IN 7 YEARS By Jim Watson /N/CTOBERWETABLEDOURBUDGETFORWITHAPROPOSEDTAX rate change of 1.9% - the lowest in 7 years. This marks the fourth consecutive budget that we have tabled since taking ofďŹ ce that has DECREASEDTHETAXRATECHANGEANDKEEPSMYELECTIONPROMISE NOTTORAISETAXESMORETHANPERYEAR Budget 2014 is a ďŹ scally responsible plan in which we spend prudently while continuing to make the necessary investments for the future of our city. One of these is the $340 million Ottawa on the Move program that was approved in Budget 2012. This program is in the midst of improving our sidewalk, road, cycling, water, and sewer infrastructure across our city to ready ourselves for the coming of the Light Rail Transit system to Ottawa. In addition to continuing this important funding, others highlights of Budget 2014 include: s !CONTINUEDFREEZEONRECREATIONSFEES THE-AYORAND#OUNCILLORS OFlCEBUDGETS THE-AYORSSALARYANDGARBAGEFEES s 4HE#ITYWILLREDUCEITSWORKFORCEAGAINTHISYEAR THISTIMEBY&ULL Time Equivalent positions s .ONEWDEBTWILLBEADDEDTOTHECAPITALBUDGETFOR s 2OLL OUT OF h-Y3ERVICE/TTAWAv AN ONLINE ACCOUNT THAT ALLOWS RESIDENTSANDBUSINESSESTOSECURELYACCESSMULTIPLE#ITYSERVICES and information in one place 24/7 s )NCREASED FUNDING FOR THE CITYS ARTS COMMUNITY AND LIBRARY services s )NCREASEINVESTMENTINCYCLINGSAFETYANDFACILITIESBYMILLION s #ONTINUE#OUNCILSANNUALINVESTMENTOFMILLIONINTHE(OUSING AND(OMELESSNESS)NVESTMENT0LAN s )NVESTANADDITIONALMILLIONTOlGHTTHESPREADOFTHE%MERALD Ash Borer and to increase forest cover across the city s )NCREASE INVESTMENT IN %CONOMIC $EVELOPMENT AND 4OURISM BY $645,000 to attract more events and visitors !SWECRAFTED"UDGET )ALONGWITH#OUNCILCOLLEAGUES VISITED 6 malls across Ottawa for consultations to hear from residents as to WHATTHEYWANTEDTOSEEINCLUDEDANDEXCLUDEDFROMTHEBUDGET7E have also held three public consultations since tabling the budget with one more to come on November 7th from 7-9pm in Andrew (AYDON(ALLAT#ITY(ALL

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Bell Warriors bantam all-stars Members of the Bell Warriors who played in the National Capital Amateur Football Association bantam allstar game last Sunday are, from left, Steven Hanzidiakou, Thomas Maynard, Quinn Stewart, Kurtis Schaefer, Sam Dulmage, Tremayne Rockburn and Noah Berdowski.

12 Bell Warriors chosen for NCAFA all-star teams Special to the News

Sports - A dozen Bell Warriors suited up for the National Capital Amateur Football Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s allstar games last Sunday. Five Bell Warriors played in the NCAFAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pee wee all-star game while seven Bell Warriors dressed for the bantam all-star game. The Bell Warriors also had an allstar on the sidelines as Bell Warriors pee wee defensive coach Brendan Stack of North Gower was selected as one of the coaches for the West All-Stars. Brendan is a Bell Warriors alumni who returned to coach with the Warriors this season.

The Western Pee Wee All-Stars won their game 32-0 while the West All-Stars won 27-14 in the Bantam All-Star game. The pee wee category involves players aged 13 and 14 while the bantam category is for players aged 15 and 16. Bell Warriors pee wee players who played in this NCAFA all-star game last Sunday were James Keenan of Stittsville, Sam Roberts, Demar Welsh, Tyler Brohman and Zachary Statham-Souliere. Bell Warriors bantam players who played in the NCAFA all-star game last Sunday were Kurtis Schaefer of Stittsville, Quinn Stewart of Rich-

mond, Steven Hanzidiakou, Thomas Maynard, Sam Dulmage, Tremayne Rockburn and Noah Berdowski. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The NCAFA All-Star game is a great showcase of amateur football in the Ottawa Valley region,â&#x20AC;? Bell Warriors president Paul Stewart said, pointing out that the National Capital Amateur Football Association is the largest amateur football association in Canada. The Bell Warriors Football Club has offered football programs for youth aged 8 to 16 years since 1955. The Bell Warriors draw players from the communities of Stittsville, Richmond, Munster, Bells Corners, Bayshore and Britannia.

These sessions have provided us with valuable feedback and you can also get involved by submitting your ideas for the budget by email to budget2014@ottawa.ca or on Twitter using the hashtag #ottbudget. Thank you to those who have already taken the time to offer their input on Budget 2014 and I look forward to hearing from many more residents before the vote on the ďŹ nal budget takes place on November 27.

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Husky Howler: Canadian champions Eva von Jagow Special to the News

Sacred Heart Catholic High School students Rebecca Leslie and Amanda Titus are Canadian champions. Both played for Team Ontario Red in the U18 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Hockey Championship in Calgary last weekend, winning the gold medal game against Team Ontario Blue last Sun-

day. They are both now Canadian champions. The Sacred Heart Catholic High School junior boys soccer team made it all the way to the National Capital championship game, playing Mother Teresa Catholic High School in the ďŹ nal on Thursday, Nov. 7. Unfortunately, the Sacred Heart Huskies lost the game by a 1-0 score. But what a great season for the team!

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Grade 11 Sacred Heart student Taylor Cavanagh is raising money to help homeless youth in the city of Ottawa. Her goal is to raise $3,200 which is enough money to house a homeless youth for a year. The Youth Services Bureau organizes this initiative because in Ottawa alone there are over 1,000 homeless youth. Taylor will be going to Ottawa city hall this coming Thursday, Nov. 14 to sleep out in tents, along with many other individuals and teams from across the city who are participating in the event. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and also money for youth homelessness in Ottawa. Taylor and others have already started raising money for the cause with a pancake breakfast that students purchased last week. It proved popular with Sacred Heart students and reminded them how lucky they are in their lives.

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Stittsville Legion happenings Dec. 1st deadline their hard work in the kitchen. A Legion member has volunteered to conduct computer classes if there is enough interest shown. Please email dave@rcl618.ca if you are interested. Teams are now picked for darts on Thursday and Friday evenings. There are still spots available for dart players. For more information, email Jamie at shorelineCP@rogers.com. Euchre is now being played on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs 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. On Sundays, bring along some friends to the Legion Hall and enjoy an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Open Mikeâ&#x20AC;? with Jumpinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jimmy in the downstairs lounge, running from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is open to everyone in the community. The Ladies Auxiliary at the

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News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sixty-eight people enjoyed the breakfast which was held at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Sunday, Nov. 3. The Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a craft sale at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street this Sunday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors will include Mary Kay, Epicure and Avon. There will also be Christmas items and crafts available as well as wood items and jewellery. A canteen with hamburgers and drinks will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend. The next karaoke with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yellow Doryâ&#x20AC;? will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 starting at 8 p.m. in the downstairs lounge at the Stittsville Legion Hall. Everyone is welcome. The 2014 Legion membership cards are now available and can be picked up at the bar at the Legion Hall. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Early Birdâ&#x20AC;? price is $45. Frank Windsor would like to thank all of the Legion members who helped with the recent poppy blitz. Special thanks go to the members of the Ladies Auxiliary for

Stittsville Legion is the place to be for ladies who have a desire to help ensure that Veterans receive the assistance that they need and deserve. The Ladies Auxiliary provides funds to the Legion Branch through fundraising, catering and other activities. If you have imagination, skills that can be used and a desire to become involved and help the Ladies Auxiliary, please contact the Stittsville Legion at 613836-1632. Every Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall prior to darts, the Stittsville Legion will offer a full meal for the reasonable charge of $8 for members and $10 for non-members. These events, like all Legion happenings, are open to everyone in the community. Gladys Macartney had the ladies high score at the euchre party at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Lynda Viau was the runner-up for the ladies. Randy Clouthier had the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high score with Gordon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Conner placing second. Chris Forbes had the hidden score while Edna McKay had the most lone hands. Door prizes were won by Pearl Brule and Marion Gullock.

for entries in Xmas card contest Special to the News

News - Young artists have an opportunity to design a Christmas card scene for city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas e-card. The annual contest is now open with Thursday, Dec. 1 at noon as the deadline for the receipt of entries. The winning entries in the contest will be prominently displayed on councillor Qadriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas e-card. In addition, all entries will be displayed on the windows of councillor Qadriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ward office at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex. There are three age categories in this Christmas card contest: up to six years of age; 7 to 11 years of age; and 12 to 14 years of age. A team of judges will choose a winner in each category as well as one other winning design chosen from all of the entries submitted. Those planning to enter the contest are reminded not to use glitter paints or stickers, as the entry must be suitable

to copy onto the Christmas e-card. All entries should also include the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, phone number and age on the back of the entry. Entries can be submitted before Thursday, Dec. 1 at noon by mailing them to city of Ottawa Councillor Shad Qadri at 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 or by dropping them off at councillor Qadriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ward office at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. The ward office is open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If the ward office is closed, simply leave the entry at the reception desk at the GRC, earmarked for councillor Qadri. The winners in this Christmas card contest will be announced on Saturday, Dec. 7 at councillor Qadriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Cookie Decorating and Santa Visit event from 10 a.m. to noon at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville.

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SATURDAY SERVICES SABBATH SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES 9:15AM WORSHIP SERVICE 11:00 AM SERVING KANATA AND STITTSVILLE PASTOR: LYLE NOTICE 85 LEACOCK DRIVE, KANATA (THE CHRIST RISEN LUTHERAN CHURCH) 613-899-9793

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News - It’s flu shot time. A flu shot clinic held by Ottawa Public Health is being held this Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre (arena) at the corner of Perth Street and Huntley Road in Richmond. It is one of a number of flu shot immunization clinics that Ottawa Public Health is holding at various locations around the city. Health officials recommend that people not only get the flu shot as it is up to 80 percent effective in preventing the flu provided the vaccine is a good match to the circulating flu strains in a particular. The flu season is considered to run from the fall through the spring but the exact time when large spikes in flu illness will occur is unpredictable. This year it is easier than ever to get the flu shot which the province provides free to anyone six months of age or older who lives, works or attends school in Ontario. That’s because more and more pharmacies are providing

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Ottawa Public Health gives these tips to avoid getting and transmitting the flu virus: wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer; cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm, not your hand; avoid crowds, public gatherings and stay at home if you are sick; and do not visit hospitalized patients if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms. Individuals who have flu-like symptoms like a fever, cough, severe headache and/or chills are advised to rest, drink lots of fluids, take basic pain or fever relievers, take a warm bath, gargle with a glass of warm water or suck on hard candy or lozenges; and avoid alcohol and tobacco. Those at greater risk if they experience flu symptoms include pregnant women, those who have a chronic health problem that requires regular medical attention, the elderly or frail, those who have an illness or who are receiving treatments for diseases like diabetes, cancer or HIV/AIDS that might affect the immune system, and a child under three months of age who has a fever.

Here and there around village of Richmond News – The Richmond Memorial Community Centre arena will be the place to be this Saturday, Nov. 16 as the Ottawa Senators Alumni will be taking on the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association coaches in a game at 2:45 p.m. The day will also include a dance at 8 p.m…. Christmas is still a few weeks away but one pre-Christmas visit that you might want to make is at Jabulani Vineyard & Winery on Jock Trail west of Richmond where owners Janet and Tom Moul will be open on

the two weekends before Christmas for Jabulani’s Christmas celebration. This year Jabulani would like to surpass last year’s total of three-quarters of a tonne of food items donated for the Richmond Food Bank. So take along a non-perishable food item or two if you do make the visit. Jabulani will be releasing two new products at this year’s Christmas event – Ruby which is a red fortified wine, port style, and Marquette Cabernet Merlot. There will also be live entertaining at these pre-Christmas weekend.

The dates are Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 and then again on Saturday, Dec. 21 and Sunday, Dec. 22, all from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m….Ottawa Public Health is hosting an influenza immunization clinic this Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre (arena) at the corner of Perth Street and Huntley Road. Receiving the flu shot is free for all Ontario residents…South Carleton High School held a “Dare to Dream” leadership camp for students from last Friday

to Sunday…Roy Sunstrum of Richmond, who has a CD called “Reminders” now out, is holding a CD launch party on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Rare in Kanata. More details can be found on Royal’s website at www. roysunstrum.ca …This year United Church Women life memberships have been presented at St. Paul’s United Church on McBean Street to Margaret Sadler and Sandy Smith… The date for the 32nd annual Richmond Road Race has been set for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014…Thinking

about all those Christmas goodies you want to have on hand when you entertain family and friends this Christmas? Well, one good place to stock up is the annual Christmas Bake Sale hosted by St. Philip’s Parish which is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the St. Philip Parish Hall at the corner of Burke Street and Fortune Street. Everyone is welcome to attend and take home some of the Christmas baked goodies that will be offered for sale at the event…





  

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Former Goulbourn mayor Betty Hill dies News - Betty Hill, one of the most colourful, controversial and well known politicians in the Ottawa area in the latter part of the 20th century, has passed away. Her political career spanned three decades, beginning when she successfully ran for the position of reeve of Richmond in the early 1970’s. She had been writing a newspaper column “The Richmond Rooster” before entering the political wars. Early on in her term as Richmond reeve, the Richmond arena, built in 1949, was declared unsafe and a new arena, the current Richmond Memorial Community Centre arena, was built. With the forced amalgamation of the villages of Richmond and Stittsville with rural Goulbourn township in 1974, Betty became one of four candidates to seek the mayoralty of the new amalgamated Goulbourn township. She emerged as the winner and went on to be mayor of Goulbourn for four terms, through to 1982. During this time, the new Goulbourn municipal building at Stanley’s Corners was built

and opened in 1975. She was also involved in the negotiations which led to the creation of the city of Kanata in 1978, with the Glen Cairn area of Goulbourn forming part of the new city. Piped sewer and water services were extended to Stittsville in the late 1970’s during her tenure as mayor. In addition, Goulbourn, including Stittsville, Richmond and Munster, got its first OC Transpo express bus service when she was mayor. The Iber Road Business Park also got its start when she was mayor. Following her electoral defeat by Anton Wytenburg in 1982, Betty eventually returned to school and became a lawyer. She returned to the political scene in 1994 when she became the elected regional councillor for the western area of the Ottawa-Carleton region, a position that she held until regional government was eliminated with the creation of the new city of Ottawa in 2001. Betty Hill died on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at the age of 76. She had been residing

at an extended care home in Ottawa to recuperate from hip surgery. She is survived by her husband Donald, her children Marjorie (Michael O’Connor), Patti (Bernie Fee), Donald

(Karole) and Randy and five grandchildren. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren as well as by her sister Tricia Meagher. She was predeceased by her parents and by her sister Jackie.

Visitation was held at the Kelly Funeral Home on Eagleson Road in Kanata last Monday. A Mass of Christian Funeral was held at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Richmond on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m.

Interment will take place in the spring. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated by the family.

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The Canadian and city of Ottawa flags are flying at half mast at the front of the Goulbourn Town Hall (the former Goulbourn municipal building) on Tuesday, Nov. 12 as a mark of respect for the late Betty Hill who was a reeve of Richmond, a mayor of Goulbourn Township and an Ottawa Carleton regional councillor during a political career spanning three decades. Mrs. Hill died on Monday, Nov. 4 with her funeral taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at St. Philip Catholic Church in Richmond.

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Christmas lights in Village Square Al Zoschke of the Stittsville District Lions Club is up a stepladder as he helps place Christmas lights in the trees at Village Square Park in Stittsville last Sunday. The lights will be officially turned on for the Christmas season following the annual Christmas Parade of Lights in Stittsville on Saturday, Nov. 30.

News – There is a desperate need for volunteers to help with Stittsville’s upcoming Christmas Parade of Lights. The city of Ottawa requires that the Stittsville Village Association (SVA), organizer of this annual Parade of Lights along Stittsville Main Street, station volunteers at every blocked off side street and major commercial parking lot entrance along the parade route. These volunteers are to ensure that the barricades keeping traffic off Stittsville Main Street at parade time are respected by motorists. To do this, the SVA requires an army of volunteers. But so far there are not nearly enough who have come forward to help in this way. And being a volunteer at these barricades is not that bad. In fact, it has the advantage that it provides the volunteers with a great viewing spot for the parade – right there along the route, with a clear view. In addition, it is an opportunity for those with high school aged children to do something together with them with the added bonus that the students will receive credit for volunteer hours, something needed to graduate. Volunteers looking after these barricades are provided with a safety vest by the SVA to ensure their protection and safety and also to identify them as persons of authority. The only requirement is that the person be at least 16 years of age if not accompanied by an adult. There is also a need for volunteers

for other tasks related to the parade. The Christmas Parade of Lights will be taking place on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. this year. The SVA already has received commitments and/or expressions of interest from a number of float entries. However, more floats are needed and welcome. For more information about entering a float in this year’s Christmas Parade of Lights, contact Marilyn Jenkins at 613-836-5075 or via email at jenkinsdm1@rogers. com or Tanya Hein at 613-686-1842 or via email at paradeoflights@ travnet.org . It is expected that this year’s Parade of Lights will be as large or hopefully even larger than last year’s parade which attracted more than 60 floats, all moving along as a lighted convey between the riverbanks of spectators lined up along many parts of Stittsville Main Street. The parade route runs along Stittsville Main Street, starting at the Ottawa Carleton District School Board depot parking lot and moving southward along the street, through the Stittsville Main Street/Abbott Street intersection where there is always a public address commentary about the floats and on to the Carleton Cathcart Street intersection where the parade ends. Those who would like to volunteer to help looking after a parade route barricade should contact SVA director Tanya Hein at 613-686-1842 or via email at paradeoflights@travnet. org or Marilyn Jenkins at 613-8365075 or via email at jenkinsdm1@ rogers.com .

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News - Extending light rail to Orléans, Bayshore and Bowesville by 2023 is the future of transportation in Ottawa, says Mayor Jim Watson. In a speech outlining the transit portion of the new transportation master plan, Watson said extending rail to each end of the city with 35 kilometres of new rail and 19 new stations will cost $2.5 billion. The extensions will get done in tandem, much earlier than the city’s original projection of 2031 and will help all areas of the city capitalize on the benefits of the Confederation Line downtown, Watson said. “We could go slowly and build each segment of the network over a protracted period of time, suffering wasteful and disruptive conversions along the way,” he said. “Or we can move ahead and use public transit to help define how we grow.” Funding from the federal and provincial governments will be needed, the mayor said. Having a clear plan that outlines the cost-sharing needed will ensure success, Watson said. The draft plan will be considered and potentially altered by the transit commission on Oct. 24 and the transportation committee on Nov. 15. Council has the final say on Nov. 26. The big winner in the mayor’s LRT announcement was Orléans, which will get four new stations: St. Joseph, Jeanne D’Arc, Orléans Drive, and Place d’ Orléans. When completed by 2023, the 90 per cent of Orléans residents will live within five kilometres of the rapidtransit line, Watson said. “We want to work with the Government of Canada to locate jobs in the east and to attract employers there to support balanced growth,” Watson said. “Bringing the benefits of light rail east to Place d’Orléans will make that difference.” “We’ve always said we needed it sooner than later,” said Orléans Coun. Bob Monette. Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais said he had a suspicion that rail to Orléans would be part of the announcement, given the hoopla the mayor made over the speech. “He doesn’t give big speeches very often and he’s often been criticized for not having a lot of vision and I think today has really changed that,” Blais said. “We have a three-pronged approach: more people working in Orléans, a wider highway and a train,” Blais said. “Commute times are going to go down.” Rail will be a “game changer” for because it will provide a convenient way for people to get to Orléans and therefore encourage the development of unused employment lands along the 174 corridor. Blais and Monette are convinced the train will not only make it easier for commuters to head downtown, but also for people in the core and west end to come east to Orléans. Extending light rail to Orléans is expected to cost $500 million. The announcement is a double win for the east end because it means bus Transitway lanes on Ottawa Road 174 will be freed up and likely converted as new lanes for traffic, Blais said. The mayor said a study will consider converting those lanes for use by carpoolers. Light rail will be extended as far west as the expanded Bayshore Shopping Centre, with a southwest spur to Baseline Station and Algonquin College. From Lincoln Fields, the line will split off towards Bayshore south of Woodroffe High School. The Connaught tunnel will be expanded past the existing Pinecrest bus garage and then skirt the Roman Avenue area to run on the city’s right-of-way north of the Queensway before stopping at a new Queensview Station. It is estimated that the Bayshore rail extension would cost $400 million. A new pedestrian bridge over Highway 417 will connect the Pinecrest Shopping Centre and Ikea to light rail. The line will continue with another stop west of Pinecrest before ending at Bayshore. Transit past Bayshore will continue with a new bus Transitway extension from March Road to Terry Fox Drive. “It means that people in Kanata will no longer be in mixed traffic on the Queensway at that location, which will make the travel a lot better,” said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. “There has been no good transit to

the west, which is why there are fewer people using it.” While rail is coming all the way to Orléans, Kanata will get dedicated busways first instead of LRT. Wilkinson said she would have preferred to see rail extended east and west inside the Greenbelt first before deciding which direction to cross over the Greenbelt – probably a decade from now. The plan also includes a southwest rail extension from Tunney’s Pasture to Baseline at a cost of $980 million. Connecting the college to the city’s other post-secondary institutions that are already on the light rail line – the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and La Cité collégiale – will create “an education powerhouse in the capital,” Watson said. The city’s south end will get a rail extension of a different kind. The city is looking to build a $100 million extension of the O-Train line to Bowesville. The expansion will include five new stations at Glad-

Concert The Goulbourn Male Chorus under the direction of Robert Dueck will be presenting its Christmas concert 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.

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stone, Walkley, South Keys, Leitrim and Bowesville with park-and-ride lots at the south end of the system to make it accessible to Riverside South commuters and residents from the rural area. That’s in addition to $59 million the city is already spending to double the existing O-Train tracks to provide more frequent service. Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches said the extension moves south-end communities forward after the cancellation of the city’s previous north-south light rail plan under the previous council. Converting the heavy rail of the O-Train line to light rail to match the rest of the system could be considered in the future, Desroches said. A rail spur to the airport was deemed too costly and of less benefit than providing light-rail transit to commuters, but the city does plan to expand the Airport Parkway to add carpool and taxi lanes from Brookfield to Hunt Club. The expanded transit system would also come with a price tag of $500 million for new trains and expanded storage facilities.

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News - A struggle over where to put cars in increasingly dense suburbs dominated a recent discussion about building better suburbs. The city wants to guide the building of more complete suburban communities that make efficient use of utilities while serving areas that are intensifying the fastest, said Lee Ann Snedden, the city’s manager of planning policy development and urban design. “This is where we are getting our growth … The suburbs are unique,” Snedden said. “We need to figure out what’s the best way to make it liveable for people.” Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder said in the past that development standards for the urban area have been applied to the suburban area, but now the city is looking to be more creative. While city planning exercises like community design plans look at development and the size of homes, building better suburbs is about “all the other stuff,” Snedden said – schools, parks, utilities, trees and parking. Neil Thomson, director of planning for the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association, said he wasn’t impressed with the Building Better Suburbs process. He attended one of three concurrent meetings held in Kanata, Barrhaven and Orléans on Oct. 17. “It’s not about complete communities,” he said. “It’s about how many homes and cars we can crush into a small area.” Thompson said the city

should take a more holistic approach to building suburban communities. “They’re asking us to look at solving individual problems in isolation,” he said. “Let’s look at a suburb as a whole community.” Andrea Sells, an Old Barrhaven resident who previously worked in real estate, said the dense new suburbs being built now are becoming “simply unliveable.” People often don’t have a good sense of the size of the home they are buying before it’s built and once it’s constructed and people can see how small it is, it’s very difficult to resell, she said. “All those plans look wonderful and then once you move in, it’s smaller than you envisioned,” Sells said. People shouldn’t discount market demand for those compact homes, said Sheldon Dattenberger, a consultant from Delcan who is working on the project for the city. “If there wasn’t a market for them, they wouldn’t build them,” he said. But smaller homes and smaller lots come with parking headaches, participants said. Donna Hinde, the consultant from the Planning Partnership who ran the session, asked if the participants thought providing more rear laneways would be a solution to the parking problem, but that didn’t go over well with participants. “They are an eyesore and a haven for criminal activity,” said Richard Stead, president of the Cedarhill Community Association. “It’s something that goes back to the horse-and-bug-

gy era. Why do we need to have them in the suburbs?” Barrhaven resident Don Halpenny’s concern was over maintenance of the lanes – whether it’s the city’s responsibilities or the residents have to come together to devise and fund a maintenance plan for things like snow clearing. Harder said it’s common for people to park on their lawns or widen their “walkways” into ad hoc driveways, she said. Daniel Coates lives in Fraser Fields and said the on-street parking situation in his neighbourhood is getting out of control. Residents park on the street to leave their driveways open for children to play and park their vehicles along both sides of his street instead, which creates a narrow and unsafe street that even snowplows can’t traverse, he said. “You drive through these new neighbourhoods and it’s like driving through a parking lot,” Stead said. Coates was intrigued by Hinde’s suggestion of choosing one side of the street for parking and potentially switching sides on a scheduled timeframe, such as every two months. That’s done in many Ontario municipalities, she said. The matter of where to put sidewalks is closely tied to the parking issue, participants said. Brad Nixon, a Findlay Creek resident, said he hopes the city will encourage the placement of sidewalks adjacent to driveways. “If they build a sidewalk partway up your driveway and leave a boulevard space between the road and the sidewalk you can’t park two cars in the driveway,” he said. “People are forced to park on the street.” Many participants recognized the value of sidewalks, but con-

cluded they shouldn’t be everywhere. “On a major roadway you’d be crazy not to have them,” said Eric Stephen, a resident of Old Barrhaven. “In an ideal world they should be on all streets,” but that’s probably not practical or affordable, he added. Coates said putting sidewalks everywhere would not only cramp yards, it would drive up taxes. Dattenberger, who is advising the city on infrastructure matters, said the goal is to balance the construction of infrastructure like sidewalks by putting them places they will actually be used. Claude Gagné, a director with the Convent Glen-Orléans Wood Community Association, said she would like to see some of the elements for new suburbs retrofitted into existing communities like Convent Glen. “We would like the city to consider older suburbs, where in fact, there are still things that need to be added to make them more vibrant neighbourhoods,” she said. “We have big trees, we have nice parks, but they’re completely empty.” She supported elements like splash pads going into newer neighbourhoods to make sure the parks are used, but doesn’t want the city to forget about older suburbs who could also benefit from development. The consultation will continue for 10 months. Early in the new year, the city will release proposed draft standards based on the feedback. The plan is expected to be considered by the city’s planning committee next June. Comments can be submitted to the city by emailing city planner Stan Wilder at stanley. wilder@ottawa.ca. With files from Blair Edwards.

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News - Richmond resident Hank Helleman does want to see wind farms in the North Gower area. Attending the November meeting of the Board of Directors of the Richmond Village Association on Tuesday evening, Nov. 5, he made a pitch for opposing the proposed energy-generating windmills to be erected in the North Gower area and deposited a petition which can be signed by those opposing this proposed North Gower project. He said that the North Gower proposal involves eight to ten windmills that will be 600 feet high each. He pointed out that Richmond would be within five kilometers of the nearest of these windmills as the crow flies. He said that the petition expresses opposition to having such wind farms near North Gower or Richmond, noting that there are medical problems caused by such installations. He said that the windmills are not attractive and will destroy “the beauty of the area.” Mr. Helleman said that the province is already losing money on the sale of its excess power and so these windmills are not needed for power generation. Mr. Helleman left the petition with those at the RVA meeting. A suggestion was made to get the petition on display in local stores.

News – Again this year the Richmond Legion is holding a Remembrance poster and literary contest. New this year will be a video section of the competition. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in the various categories in the contest.

The entry deadline for the poster and literary contests is this Friday, Nov. 15 while the entry deadline for the video contest will be Tuesday, Dec. 31. The Richmond Legion’s website can be found at www.richmondlegion.ca . Regular season play in darts at the Richmond Legion Hall has begun. If you would like to play, please call Mavis Lewis at 613-838-2749 or Wendy Ryan at 613-838-

9696. Coffee is served each weekday at 10 a.m. at the Legion Hall on Ottawa Street. Exercise classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The card game “500” is played every Wednesday at 1 p.m. while euchre is played each Friday, also at 1 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to take part in any or all of these activities.

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News - The Richmond Village Association (RVA) will be mailing out an information flyer to households in Richmond and Munster. The flyer will outline the activities and events that are organized by the RVA as well as include information about the RVA website, a calendar of events and a “thank you” listing of RVA sponsors. The newsletter is being made possible thanks to the generosity and sponsorship of Kelly Funeral Homes which is looking after the cost of the printing of the newsletter as well as three other such newsletters

which are being planned throughout the coming year. Total value of this sponsorship is over $6,000. The RVA, for its part, must purchase the paper for the newsletter and also pay the mailing costs. At its last meeting, the RVA executive approved an expenditure of $600 to cover the cost of the paper and mailing of this upcoming newsletter. RVA volunteers will also have to fold the printed newsletter and bundle the newsletters in 50’s or 100’s for handling by Canada Post. The RVA hopes to have this newsletter out by December.

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Tossing the football City of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt warms up before a friendly flag football game to kick off the city hall “Mo’tel de Ville” Movember fundraising efforts on Friday, Nov. 1. The team has raised more than $1,000 in donations so far in support of men’s health initiatives. Last year, 247,441 Canadians supported the efforts by fundraising $42.6 million by cultivating moustaches. During the friendly football match, the city-hall team bested its media counterparts 42-12.

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News - It’s a craft fair but also a lot more. Richmond Public School will be the site of a craft fair this Saturday, Nov. 16, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. But if you are looking for used books, baked goods or a little bite to eat, this event is for you as well because besides the craft fair, there is going to be a used book sale, a bake sale and a canteen, all held in conjunction with the craft fair. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend this craft fair event which is being organized by the Parent Council at Richmond Public School. Proceeds from this craft fair will be going towards the Richmond Public School Council’s goal this year of raising $40,000 for new playground equipment at the school. A large slide was removed from the existing play structure last year and what is left of the play structure is old. A new play structure is needed. The craft fair this Saturday is just one of several fundraising events that the Richmond Public School Council is holding this year to raise funds for new playground equipment at the school.

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Open house about draft flood plain mapping through Stittsville. Poole Creek begins in the wetland west of Stittsville and flows through Stittsville, going under Stittsville Main Street just south of Beverly Street and then continuing eastward, going through the Amberwood Village golf course before flowing under Hazeldean Road near Sweetnam Drive and then proceeding northeastward to empty into the Carp River. Feedmill Creek also empties into the Carp River after beginning west of Carp Road and north of Hazeldean Road. It flows under the

Carp Road at the Timbermere subdivision and continues eastward before crossing under Highway 417 just west of Huntmar Drive and then emptying into the Carp River. Members of the public are being encouraged to attend this open house to provide comments on the draft flood plain mapping. This year the MVCA has completed the first phase of a five year commitment to undertake flood risk mapping studies on water courses in the city of Ottawa under MVCA jurisdiction. The MVCA has jurisdiction over the Poole

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News - Urban psychologist Suzanne Crowhurst Lennard delivered a warning against a proliferation of condo towers during a recently-delivered speech. Suburbs aren’t the only isolating environment for people to live in,

she told a crowd gathered for her Urban Forum talk at city hall. Living in towers can be very lonely, too. “People who have neighbours and acquaintances they meet daily don’t get sick as often as those who are isolated,” Crowhurst Lennard said. “The social fabric we’ve invented is what is helping keep us well.” Crowhurst Lennard is an architect but her work focuses on how architecture and city-making affects social interaction, health and quality of life. Much of her research involves how to make cities and spaces more liveable for children and seniors. Public spaces like squares and parks are the most important factor, especially for children, she said. It’s where they learn about social interaction, social roles and empathy for people who are different from them, she said. “We need these kinds of places

where an intergenerational community can develop,” Crowhurst Lennard said. Children and teens are spending an increasing amount of time alone, she said – an average of 3.5 hours a day for teens, which is more time than they spend with family and friends. So it’s not surprising that social anxiety disorder is also on the rise, she said. “Shyness is epidemic,” she said. “This medical problem has now come about because young people aren’t getting enough socialization.” A similar effect is happening in the elderly population, Crowhurst Lennard said. “Both extremes cause social isolation,” she said. Cities need a mix of public spaces to boost people’s health and happiness, she said. True public spaces, like public squares, are key, but semi-private

Creek and Feedmill Creek watercourses since both drain into the Carp River which comes under the watershed guidance of the MVCA. Conservation Authorities use such flood plain mapping to administer the use and treatment of hazardous lands. The public open house on Thursday, Nov. 14 will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. For more information about this meeting, please call 613-253-0006.

spaces like outdoor cafes and farmers’ markets are also important “hosts” in the public realm. That’s fine, Michael Mizzi, the city’s chief of development review, said during the discussion. But he said the conundrum is homebuyers are still making the comparatively less-healthy choice of living in the suburbs. “All these people who live on quaint cul-de-sacs in suburbia travel to these urban squares on vacations to Europe,” he said. “Yet they choose to live where they live. “(Developers) are only building what the people want,” he said. Crowhurst Lennard said the narrative is shifting away from the suburbs being sold as “the” place to raise a family, but there is still progress to be made in ensuring urban cores have the facilities and spaces people need. But the urban fabric around those places is what is needed to support life in public spaces, Crowhurst Lennard said. Dense development is key, but it’s

also ideal for shops, restaurants and other types of businesses to be mixed into the residential areas, Crowhurst Lennard said. She promotes something like the Paris model, where most buildings are six storeys tall, but they are packed together with shops on the ground floors. Ensuring businesses and services are located where people live promotes independent mobility for all ages – both children and seniors can get around more easily when they don’t have to travel far. That also means traffic calming and promoting walking and cycling are needed in order to make that mobility work. Gentrification can also have a negative impact on health if it prices lower-income residents out of their neighbourhoods, said Crowhurst Lennard. The same public spaces that help keep people healthy also make the area more desirable – and therefore, more expensive. “It’s a problem no city has actually solved,” she said.

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News - Poole Creek and Feedmill Creek in Stittsville will be the focus at a public open house being held by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) this Thursday, Nov. 14 in Stittsville. The open house is to reveal the draft flood plain mapping along Poole Creek and also along Feedmill Creek which have just been completed by the MVCA. This mapping has identified flood prone areas along these creeks. Both Poole Creek and Feedmill Creek flow

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News - Main Street Community Services is located in part of the former Stittsville Public School (now Frederick Banting Alternate Program school) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Main Street Community Services in Stittsville depends heavily on fundraising to carry on with its programs and services for children and youth with special needs and their families. One of Main Street Community Servicesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; main fundraising initiatives is volunteering for the Sens Foundation to sell 50/50 tickets at Ottawa Senators home games at Canadian Tire Place. Over the years, Main Street Community Services, which is a not-for-profit registered charity, has raised a lot of money through this arrangement with the Sens Foundation, thanks to the efforts of a core volunteer group. But this season this volunteer help has not materialized. And this is a serious predicament because

Main Street Community Services is in danger of losing this fundraising arrangement with the Sens Foundation. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because as a charity involved with the Sens Foundation 50/50 ticket program, Main Street Community Services is required to provide a certain number of ticket sellers for the games to which it has been assigned. If the number of volunteers is not kept up, Main Street Community Services could be eliminated from the program. This would be devastating for Main Street Community Services since the organization would lose a major source of its fundraising revenues. This would be catastrophic to the provision of services to special needs children and youth and their families which Main Street Community Services provides. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Main Street Community Services is putting out an appeal for more volunteers to join its team to sell these 50/50 tickets at Ottawa Senators home games. And for these volunteers, there is more than

just the ticket selling. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pizza provided when the selling period is over. In addition, there is often a free ticket given to watch the third period of a game. So, you get not only to help out a local organization, Main Street Community Services, which does so much good work with special needs children and youth and their families but you also get to enjoy the excitement of a game night at Canadian Tire Place. Then, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the pizza and getting to watch the third period action. This is a win-win-winwin situation. Main Street Community Services gets revenue based on every volunteer that it provides for the sale of the 50/50 tickets. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that simple. So numbers matter. And besides, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of fun. Just ask members of the Stittsville District Lions Club who regularly participate in this sale of 50/50 tickets at Ottawa Senators games in order to help out Main Street Community Services. They have a great time while also helping out Main Street Community Services.

Other service groups in the community might want to follow this example set by the Lions Club. But whether individuals or a group, Main Street Community Services needs your help in order to continue participating in this fundraising arrangement with the Sens Foundation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way to help out a worthwhile organization and the great work that it does with special needs children and youth and their families while also having a good time at Canadian Tire Place, selling the popular 50/50 tickets and then enjoying pizza and a little bit of the hockey action. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat it! If you are interested in finding out more about this volunteer opportunity or would like to volunteer to help out in this unique, fun way, contact Darlene.macdonald@rogers.com or call Main Street Community Services at 613831-6606. Main Street Community Services is located in part of the former Stittsville Public School (now Frederick Banting Alternate Program school) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville.

Goulbourn Jubilee Singersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Christmas concert â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wintervalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; News - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a community choir with singers who enjoying singing with a group of like-minded people and also like having fun. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers, a choir that has been singing and performing in and around the west end communities of Ottawa for 36 years now. The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers hold their weekly practices every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road in Stittsville. Anyone, male or female, who has singing in a choir on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;bucket

list,â&#x20AC;? should consider attending one or more of these practice sessions to try out the choir and see if it is for you. All singers are most welcome and there are no auditions required. Besides its regular weekly practices, the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers performs two concerts annually, one leading up to Christmas and one in the spring. The Jubilee Singers also sing at community events and at seniors residences. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas concert, entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winterval,â&#x20AC;? will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Glen Cairn United Church

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News - Coming up in December at the Stittsville library 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. Another fun Christmas-themed event will happen on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30

p.m. when a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas Funâ&#x20AC;? program will be presented. There will be seasonal stories, songs, a movie and a craft. This is meant to be a program for the whole family to enjoy. Both of these December programs at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Grinch puppet show and the Christmas Fun program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; require pre-registration. It can be done on the Ottawa Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www.biblioottawalibrary.ca or by dropping into the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Registration is free.

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News - A caregiver of an individual living with mental illness is at risk himself or herself. The risk is from failing to look after yourself while looking after the loved one with mental illness who is in your care. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the upcoming meeting hosted by The Oasis in Kanata, a place catering to caregivers of those with mental illness, will include a presentation entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Care for the Caregiver â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Importance of Looking After Yourself.â&#x20AC;? The meeting will be held this coming Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Glen Cairn United Church on Abbeyhill Drive in the Glen Cairn area of Kanata. It is free and no pre-registra-

in Kanata. The first half of the program at this concert will see the choir performing Vivaldiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gloria,â&#x20AC;? along with guest instrumentalists and guest soloists soprano Sarah Burnell and alto Annie Duchesne. The second half of the concert will feature a variety of Christmas favourites. Linda Crawford, a longtime, now retired music teacher at Goulbourn Middle School, is the musical director of the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers. She tries to keep the choirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s repertoire interesting and challenging for the choir members.

tion is required to attend. In this program, Dr. Gretchen Conrad, a clinical psychologist with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Trackâ&#x20AC;? program of the Ottawa Hospital, will talk about the importance of a caregiver looking after himself or herself while caring for a loved one with mental illness. The Oasis in Kanata is a pilot program initiated by the Glen Cairn United Church to provide information and support for friends and family of persons living with mental illness. The program is directed to residents not only of Kanata but also of Stittsville and Goulbourn. For more information, visit the website www.TheOasisKanata.ca, email info@theoasiskanata.ca or call 613-435-1100.

The Goulbourn Jubilee Singersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new accompanist this season is Erna Poettcker who is returning to the choir this season. The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers also has a youth choir, the JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, which is for boys and girls aged 8 to 14 years. This youth choir joins the senior choir in its performances, performing not only by itself but also joining the adult choir for selected pieces. The JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth choir practices on Wednesdays as well at the Stittsville United Church. These JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practices run from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. These JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practices precede the weekly

And besides these special programs, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget about the regular ongoing programs that take place at the Stittsville library branch. These include Babytime which involves stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver which happens on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Storytime which involves stories, rhymes, songs and a craft for pre-schoolers (ages 3-6) and a parent or guardian which happens on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.; and Toddlertime which includes stories, rhymes and songs for babies aged 18-35 months on Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday practice sessions of the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers. For more information about the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers or about the JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth choir or to listen to a couple of Goulbourn Jubilee Singers musical selections, log onto www. gjsingers.com. Information can also be obtained by calling Charlotte at 613-825-3357 or Sandra at 613-8318414. Anyone, male or female, who has singing in a choir on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;bucket list,â&#x20AC;? should consider joining the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers. All singers are most welcome and there are no auditions required.

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News- Throughout its history, Goulbourn has had two consistent elements - school and church. These were the two foundations of early settlement. While today’s schools are larger and bear names like A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School, Goulbourn Middle School, Westwind Public School, Guardian Angels Catholic School, South Carleton High School and Sacred Heart Catholic High School, they are the successors of a tradition of schooling that has been in Goulbourn virtually from the arrival of the first settlers, those disbanded soldiers who were offered land in the newly opened township of Goulbourn, creating a loyal populace to fend off any incursions by American invaders. Richmond, operating as a military settlement from its founding in 1818 to 1822, had its own school, with the teachers paid by the British government. It did not take long, though, for schools to spring up throughout Goulbourn, once the settlers had cleared their land and had established themselves on it. This resulted in a patchwork of one room schoolhouses which sprang up across Goulbourn as well as in Richmond, as education of the young became a priority for Goulbourn’s earliest residents. By 1847, which was less than 30 years after the founding of Richmond, there were eight socalled “common schools” in Goulbourn township, joining 53 others across Carleton County. The creation of local municipalities in 1850 meant the beginning of School Sections, the basis of the school system which would continue for over 100 years before being eliminated with the creation of township-wide school boards in 1964 and eventually county-wide school boards in 1969. The establishment of these School Sections meant that residents in the area around a local one room schoolhouse provided through taxes much of the funds needed to run the school. There were small provincial grants provided, opening the door to provincial inspections of the facility. But it was the three locally elected school trustees who were responsible for the operation of the school, many of whom served in the position for years. A couple of observations about Goulbourn’s one room schoolhouses. One is that many were destroyed by fire, followed by rebuilding. This should not be unexpected in a wooden structure that was heated by a wood stove tended largely by the older students and only occupied during the daytime. Eventually a number of Goulbourn’s schoolhouses were built of stone or brick to eliminate this fire danger. Speaking of stone, Goulbourn’s geography and the increased availability of stone in the western portion of the township meant that any stone schoolhouses that Goulbourn did eventually see were located in this western section of the township. There were no stone schoolhouses in the eastern portion of Goulbourn. The schoolhouses, for the most part, were all located at or near a road connecting two concession roads. This enabled the School Section to serve students from both concessions, maximizing the number of students using the school while limiting as much as possible the distance served by the school. Goulbourn had 16 School Sections as well as the school in Richmond. These School Sections were numbered from No. 1 upwards, starting in concession one in the southwest corner of the township and generally working northward and/or eastward, with S.S. No. 13 being at Ha-

zeldean in the northeast corner of the township. The former one room schoolhouses in Goulbourn were as follows: S.S. No. 1, Dwyer Hill: Located on what is now Purdy Road, S.S. No. 1 dates back before 1879 as Belden’s Atlas of that year shows a school located just west of where the stone schoolhouse of today stands. The original wooden schoolhouse burned down and was replaced with the stone building that still exists in 1900. The building was used as a school until 1964 when it was closed with the coming of the township-wide school board. The building was subsequently auctioned off. In 1986, it was purchased, restored and expanded to be used as a residence. Although there were not Catholic and public schools as there are today, S.S. No. 1 at Dwyer Hill was more or less a Catholic school, given the Catholic dominance of the residents of the surrounding area. SS. No. 2, Jock School: Located on what is now called Jock Trail east of Munster Road, S.S. No. 2 existed prior to 1863 as records have shown that in 1863 it had an enrolment of 48 students. Originally a log building, it was replaced by a stone schoolhouse. Records also show that in 1907, the school had an enrolment of 26 students. It served not only families along the third and second concession lines in this area of Goulbourn but it also served families in the Stapleton area who travelled along the sideroad (now Green’s Road) to access the school. This stone schoolhouse is still standing and serves as a residence. S.S. No. 3, Goulbourn: There is no specific S.S. No. 3. It is believed that families in S.S. No. 3, Goulbourn joined with the village of Richmond and an area of Nepean township to support the Richmond Union Public School in Richmond. A union school existed in an area where those in different municipalities got together to provide a single school to meet their needs. In this case, there were areas of Goulbourn, Nepean and Richmond, all separate municipalities, which combined their resources to have a single school located in Richmond. S.S. No. 4, Goulbourn: This stone schoolhouse became a residence after it closed as a school. It is located on the Franktown Road just west of Dwyer Hill Road. In 1915, it had an enrolment of 12 students. S.S. No. 5, Goulbourn: Initially there was a frame schoolhouse at the southwest corner of what is now Munster Road and Bleeks Road in the heart of Munster. A one room stone schoolhouse was built on the site in 1890 and remained in use until the formation of the township-wide school board in 1964. The school had 38 students around the year 1900 when the teacher earned a salary of $150 to $250 a year. The school averaged between 25 and 45 students during most of its history. The original datestone and school bell can now be found in a commemorative structure at the front of the nearby Munster Union Cemetery. In recent years, the stone schoolhouse has served as a restaurant and a pub. It was severely damaged by fire and recently has been extensively renovated and is being used as a location for meetings, conferences and receptions. S.S. No. 6, Goulbourn: This school, which was always a log or frame structure and never a stone building, is being used as a residence today, standing on what is now Mansfield Road just east of Conley Road. See SCHOOLS, page 69


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Schools in Goulbourn’s past Continued from page 66

A school at or near this location goes back before 1863, with the first school being a small log building just west of the current site. A second schoolhouse built of logs stood at the corner of Mansfield Road and Conley Road but the site was found to be too wet. About 1875, a new schoolhouse was built at the present site, on the top of a knoll just east of the sideroad. The school had an average enrolment of 24 students during the period of the 1930’s and 1940’s. This was down from the 1920’s when enrolment was about 50 students. Improvements were made to the facility over the years. For example, a well was drilled in 1938. In 1953, the school was the setting for the production of a BBC TV film in connection with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. S.S. No. 7, Ashton: This was a union school with School Section No. 12 of Beckwith township. The first school in Ashton was a log building on the northwest corner of the present school site which is on Flewellyn Road in Ashton. This initial building was replaced by a larger log building which in turn was replaced by a large white frame building which was located to the right of the existing building. This white frame building was destroyed by fire in 1924, to be replaced by the brick schoolhouse which was built in 1925 at a cost of $4,000 and which is still standing, used as a residence. From 1934 to 1944, the average enrolment at S.S. No. 7 was 34 students. In 1950, the teacher was paid a salary of $2,100. S.S. No. 8, Goulbourn: Known as the Hilston school, this schoolhouse was located at the northeast corner of Dwyer Hill Road and Flewellyn Road. There was a schoolhouse at this location since before 1863. The original wooden schoolhouse was replaced by a stone schoolhouse in 1874. In 1936, a well was drilled to serve the schoolhouse. The stone schoolhouse, which was vacant at the time, was gutted by fire about 20 years ago and was subsequently leveled. S.S. No. 9, Goulbourn: The so-called Jinkinson School located in the area known as the Pinery was initially a log building located on the south side of what is now Fernbank Road just west of what is now Jinkinson Road. A new frame schoolhouse was built later on the north side of the road. The Brownsville area on what is now the Flewellyn Road sent children to this school, using the nearby sideroad for access. The school was closed in June, 1940 but reopened in 1956 with 28 students. The actual schoolhouse can now be found at the MacSkimming Education Area of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. It was moved to that site about 1980. S.S. No. 10, Goulbourn: This school was located at Stanley’s Corners. Initially it was a small log building on the south side of what is now Flewellyn Road, opposite what is now Black’s Road. This initial log building was replaced with another schoolhouse located a little to the east, also on the south side of the road. In 1870, a new frame schoolhouse was built on the north side of the road, opposite the previous school. In 1927, this frame schoolhouse was replaced with a new brick schoolhouse at a cost of $4,500. After this building ceased being a school with the opening of Goulbourn Township Public School at Stanley’s Corners, it served as the temporary initial meeting place for the new Goulbourn township council in 1974 after rural Goulbourn was united with the villages of Stittsville and Richmond. The building then served as the home of

Holy Spirit Catholic Mission from 1967 to 1973. During this time, a major addition was added to the rear of the building. The building is currently a residence with a home business. A cross is still located on the top of the bell tower, a remnant from the days of its use as a Catholic church. S.S. No. 11, Goulbourn: Prior to 1881, this school was located on what is now Flewellyn Road east of Shea Road near the Faulkner Trail. It was probably a log building. It was destroyed by fire in 1881 and a new frame schoolhouse to replace the destroyed one was built on what is now the Fallowfield Road at a cost of $390. The location of the school was changed because the School Section ratepayers felt that the Fallowfield Road location was more central for the majority of the families with children attending the school. In 1924, the frame schoolhouse was replaced by a brick schoolhouse which cost over $5,000. This brick schoolhouse is still standing today and is used as a residence. S.S. No. 12, Goulbourn (Stittsville): Stittsville Public School, located on Carp Road in Old Stittsville (the area between present day Stittsville Main Street and Hazeldean Road), was a union school involving School Sections in both Goulbourn and adjacent Huntley township. In 1875, a frame schoolhouse was built at Old Stittsville following the devastation of the Carleton County Fire of 1870. In 1937, because of expanding enrolment, a room was rented in the basement of the Stittsville Orange Lodge (present day Stittsville Legion Hall) where the senior grades were taught. In 1947, a new two room school built in accordance with a new provincially recommended design was built in Stittsville to replace the Carp Road schoolhouse. The new building, which still exists as part of Frederick Banting Alternate School in the former Stittsville Public School facility on Stittsville Main Street, cost $40,000 and had two classrooms, a principal’s office, a nurse’s room and three washrooms. Community growth saw two more rooms added in 1953, another two rooms added in 1956, three more rooms and an auditorium costing $23,550 added in 1958 with another four room addition costing $110,000 following. In 1962, the basement of the nearby Orange Hall was rented once again and used as a classroom until 1968. In 1967, four second storey classrooms were added over the previous addition. The four classes were taught in the school’s auditorium until the new classrooms were ready. Since Stittsville was a separate municipality from 1961 to 1974, it was not impacted by the 1964 move to a township-wide area school board in Goulbourn, as it retained its own Board of Trustees for S.S. No. 12. However, in 1969, with the creation of the new county school board, Stittsville Public School came under the jurisdiction of the new Carleton Board of Education. Stittsville Public School was replaced by a new facility on Granite Ridge Drive in Stittsville in September, 2005. After being vacant, the former Stittsville Public School facility on Stittsville Main Street became the new home of the Frederick Banting Alternate School which is now in its third year of operation at the facility. S.S. No. 13, Goulbourn: School Section No. 13 of Goulbourn is the schoolhouse at Hazeldean. In 1860, it was a log building located on the north side of what is now Hazeldean Road. It burned down in the Carleton County Fire of 1870 which raced through this area. In 1872, a new schoolhouse was built on the south side of Hazeldean Road east of the Carp River, costing $520. This schoolhouse was sub-

sequently destroyed by fire in 1911. A new block schoolhouse was built to replace it. In 1959, this facility was divided into a two room school. In 1962, this schoolhouse was damaged by fire but it was repaired and modernized and continued in use until the new township-wide school board built the new Glen Cairn Public School in the developing community of Glen Cairn. The Hazeldean Road schoolhouse stood vacant for a number of years before being removed from the site. S.S. No. 14, Goulbourn: This schoolhouse was originally a log building located on what is now Fernbank Road about half a mile west of Shea Road. It burned down in the fire of 1870 and was replaced by a frame building located at the southeast corner of Fernbank Road and Shea Road. The building became a private residence after it was closed as a school. It remained in residential use until acquired by the Community Bible Church which has plans to build a church on the site in the future. The schoolhouse had been designated as a heritage structure by the former Goulbourn Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Com-

mittee due to its status as one of the last remaining examples of a one room frame schoolhouse in Goulbourn. However, the building was deemed to be structurally deficient and it was torn down. One of the conditions of the destruction was that the new church, when it is built, is to have a display area outlining the history of this schoolhouse which stood at the site for over 130 years. S.S. No. 15, Goulbourn: This schoolhouse was located on what is now Huntley Road just north of the village of Richmond. A private house now stands at the site on the east side of Huntley Road at the Richmond village boundary. S.S. No. 16, Goulbourn: This schoolhouse, on the town line between Goulbourn and Huntley in the northwest corner of Goulbourn, was a union school involving S.S. No. 16 of Goulbourn and S.S. No. 9 of Huntley. It also attracted students from nearby Beckwith and Ramsay townships. It initially was a log building which was replaced by a frame schoolhouse about 1898. The school was closed in 1938. Goulbourn students in that area then attended S.S. No. 8, the Hilston School, at the corner of what is now Flewellyn Road and Dwyer Hill Road.

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Three world championship medals for Bren Hunter Special to the News

Sports - Bren Hunter of Stittsville is on top of the world. The 15 year old has returned from the Global Combat Sports Organization/World Karate Union (GCO/WKU) 2013 world championships in Greece with not one and not two but three gold medal world champion titles and another three bronze medals. His performance made him a dominating athlete in the junior age division events at these world championships. Bren represented Canada in seven events in these world championships which took place from Oct. 21 to Oct. 26 on the Greek island of Crete. Bren was a member of the 38-member Canadian contingent at these world championships, with Canada as one of 38 countries to participate in the event. Bren reached the podium first by winning a bronze medal in Japanese/Okinawan Traditional Forms. He earned his second bronze medal in Hard Style Forms while his third bronze medal came in the Weapons with No Music event. His golden achievements came in the Junior Boys Musical Weapons and the Junior Boys Traditional Weapons. Bren became 2013 world champion in both of these. Bren’s third gold medal came in Synchronized Team Free Style where he participated with 13 year old teammate Maximillian Kelland of Cantley, Quebec in the age 17 and under grouping. In the 2012 world championships in Orlando, Florida, Bren and Max lost in the finals of the Synchronized Team Free Style category to a duo from the United States. This year, it was something like déjà-vu with Bren and Max seeded in first place after the preliminary rounds, followed by the same United States team that had defeated them the

year before. This was just like the year before but Bren and Max delivered an entertaining and intense final performance, capturing the world championship. United States duos, in fact, took

both the silver and bronze medals in this category. The three world championship gold medals which Bren has won at this year’s world

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Bren Hunter of Stittsville stands on the shore in Greece wearing the medals which he collected at the recent Global Combat Sports Organization/World Karate Union world championships. Held on the Greek island of Crete, the championships saw Brent win three world championship gold medals and three world championship bronze medals in his junior age division events.

championships bring Bren’s world championship titles to five as he won his two gold medals in the 2011 World Karate Association world championships in Karlsruhe, Germany. This was Bren’s fifth consecutive year competing as part of the World Karate Association’s Team Canada. Back in September, you may have purchased a raffle ticket from Bren for a gift basket that he was able to put together thanks to the generosity of local Stittsville and Kanata businesses. The proceeds from the draw went to help fund Bren’s training and travel expenses. Bren would like to acknowledge and thank the following businesses for their support in this gift basket raffle: Crazy Horse Stone Grill, Baton Rouge, Napoli’s Café, The Glen Scottish Pub, Pretty Pots, Hurley’s (Stittsville), Mucho Burrito, Popa Sam’s, Giant Tiger, Kungfu Bistro, PartyLite Gifts and Stubbe’s Chocolates. The winner of the basket valued at over $650 was Nancy Eadie of Carp. Bren would also like to thank the following businesses who helped out with his expenses with monetary contributions: Kanata Sports club, Don Cherry’s Kanata, Advanced Software Concepts, Lincoln Heights Ford, Harvey’s (Kanata Centrum), Jiffy Photo, Mancini’s Hairstylists and Jack Uppal of Royal LePage. Thanks also go to Brown’s Your Independent Grocer in Stittsville for providing a venue to display the basket and to sell the tickets. Bren was joined at the recent world championships by several other members of the Canadian Sport Martial Arts Academy martial arts club on Iber Road in Stittsville, namely Stephen Cross, Emma Cross, Sue Lagasi, Victoria Marcotte, Vincent Meh, Melanie Reid, Greg Ross, Kaiser Tam and Ben Stewart. The location of the 2014 world championships has not yet been finalized.

Sacred Heart Huskies lose 1-0 in championship game Special to the News

Sports - Two 1-0 playoff victories had taken the Sacred Heart Catholic High School Huskies junior boys soccer team to the National Capital Secondary Schools Athletic Association championship final. And while the score of this championship final on Thursday, Nov. 7 was also 1-0, it was not the Huskies third straight victory by that score. Rather, in this championship game, the Huskies

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Remembrance ceremony at St. Philip School John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

students of St. Philip School, presented in the shape of a red poppy. Rev. Poole wound up the ceremony with a closing prayer thanking God for the gift of peacekeepers in the world. He said that true peacekeeping in the world will only happen if it is in people’s hearts first.

The school’s gymnasium was adorned with poppies on the walls for this ceremony, as well as the words “Lest We Forget.” There were white crosses on display across the front of the stage at the front of the gymnasium and the curtain hiding this stage area had a number of poppies on it.

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Singing in the Remembrance ceremony at St. Philip Catholic School in Richmond on Thursday, Nov. 7 are students, from left, Megan Fitzmorris, Charlotte Cathcart and Olivia Virtue.

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News - Remembrance was observed at St. Philip Catholic School in Richmond on Thursday, Nov. 7. A Remembrance ceremony hosted by the grade six students with veterans, Legion and Legion Ladies Auxiliary members, serving military and parents in attendance, along with all of the school’s students, took place in the school gymnasium. The ceremony involved a symbolic procession into the assembly, the playing of the Last Post and Reveille, a dramatization of the poem “In Flanders Fields,” two video presentations dealing with Remembrance, an address by guest speaker Commander Mike Speiser of the Canadian military and the presentation of a special “Thank You” mural to the Richmond Legion. It all ended with a special Irish Blessing or Farewell delivered by the students to the assembled crowd, complete with hand movements and lots of good wishes. The ceremony opened with a procession into the gymnasium by participating students, one carrying the Canadian flag with others carrying candles, a wreath, a war helmet, white crosses and more. After the singing of “O Canada” by all those assembled, Rev. Bob Poole of St. Philip’s Parish delivered an opening prayer, after which Major Dave Shaw, Commanding Officer of the Central Band of the Armed Forces, played the Last Post and Reveille, with his trumpet notes filling the gym.

The school choir followed this with the 1955 Pete Seeger song “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” A video created by students who shared their thoughts of what Remembrance Day means to them followed, after which grade six students presented a short dramatization of the poem “In Flanders Fields.” Another video, this one featuring the song “A Pittance of Time” by Terry Kelly dealing with the two minutes of silence that is observed on Nov. 11th at 11 a.m., led to the remarks by the guest speaker, Commander Mike Speiser, a Richmond resident who recently served on HMCS “Fredericton,” a frigate based in Halifax. Commander Speiser reminded those at this Remembrance ceremony that Remembrance Day on Nov. 11 is a time to remember the ultimate sacrifice paid by those who went into harm’s way to protect what we have in Canada which he described as the best country in the world based on his worldwide travels in the military. “We are truly blessed to be Canadians and live in this wonderful country,” he said. Commander Speiser urged people to take a moment on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. to remember all those who went to protect what we enjoy in Canada. He suggested that if you see a veteran or someone in uniform and you have a chance, thank them for what they have done or are doing. The students presented the Richmond Legion with a special mural thanking veterans and the military for all that they have done or are doing. The mural features the hand prints of all of the

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Thank You from the Energy East Pipeline project team

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Recently, TransCanada visited Horton to discuss our newly proposed Energy East Pipeline project with local community members. Our experts listened as community residents shared their thoughts on a number of topics about the project, including questions around how TransCanada safeguards its pipeline system to how it protects rivers and environmentally sensitive areas along the project route. I’d like to first say thank you to those who joined us at our event. The feedback we receive from each person at these open houses is gathered, recorded and considered as we work toward the planning of the pipeline. It’s an essential part of our engagement process and something we take very seriously. TransCanada has one of the best records in the industry for delivering energy safely and efficiently across North America. In 2012 alone, we spent $1 billion on proactive maintenance programs to protect our pipelines. It’s these types of commitments that ensure our projects are developed in the safest and most socially responsible manner possible, and Energy East will be no exception. Special measures will be used when crossing rivers and other sensitive areas to help further protect the environment. Some of these include adding thicker-walled pipe and placing extra sensors and valve systems closer together in these important areas. We will also monitor the pipeline 24 hours a day with the ability to remotely shut it down within minutes anywhere along the route, and will place specialized equipment and field crews along the entire project to monitor, maintain and respond immediately if needed. Pipelines are the safest way to transport oil across North America and our oil pipelines are among the newest and safest ever built. I’ve been in this industry for over 30 years so I can tell you firsthand that no one has a stronger interest in the protection of TransCanada’s pipelines than we do. That’s why we continuously adopt new technologies and new programs to improve our systems every day. Thank you once again for hosting us in your community and sharing your thoughts. Our events are designed to ensure we achieve one important goal: to communicate one-on-one with each individual who attends our open houses. We appreciate your hospitality and look forward to meeting with you again very soon. For more information about our project, please visit us at www.EnergyEastPipeline.com Sincerely,

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With the mural featuring the hand prints of all of the students at St. Philip Catholic School, arranged in the form of a poppy, which was given to the Richmond Legion from the school at its Remembrance assembly on Thursday, Nov. 7 are, from left, Major Adam Cybanski, Major Dave Shaw, Richmond Legion president Brian Goss, Richmond Legion members Jim Becking, Roger Bourgeois, George Murphy and Jane Louks, Richmond Legion Ladies Auxiliary members Heather Murphy, Wendy Virtue, Edna Monahan and Mavis Lewis and Commander Mike Speiser.

   

 

  

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Holding up white crosses and a giant poppy in a dramatization of the poem â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Flanders St. Philip Catholic School student Jake Edgely carries the Canadian flag into the Fieldsâ&#x20AC;? at the Remembrance ceremony at St. Philip Catholic School in Richmond on Remembrance ceremony at the school in Richmond on Thursday, Nov. 7. Thursday, Nov. 7 are students, from left, Olivia Belli, Mateya Turmel and Alexis Virtue. JOHN CURRY/METROLAND

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News - The upcoming pot luck dinner and annual general meeting will be a chance to re-live the 2013 garden tour hosted by the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because the event will feature a presentation by Stephanie Robertson who will be showcasing

photographs taken during the 2013 garden tour. It will be a great opportunity to revisit gardens that you visited on the tour or perhaps seeing these gardens for the first time. Either way, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bound to be an interesting photographic walk in these gardens.

This annual pot luck and annual general meeting will be taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in the downstairs hall at the Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road just west of Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone is welcome to attend. Those planning to attend are urged to

purchase at this annual pot luck and annual general meeting. Memberships for 2014 will be $15 per person or $25 per couple. For more information about this annual pot luck and annual general meeting of the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society, please email SGHorticltural@gmail.com .

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Wearing poppies as they sing at the Remembrance ceremony at St. Philip Catholic School Using hand movements to emphasize their words as they give an Irish Blessing or Farewell in Richmond on Thursday, Nov. 7 are students, from left, Callia McIntyre, Lucy Wooltorton at the close of the Remembrance ceremony at St. Philip Catholic School in Richmond are and Jacob Pierunek. students, from left, Ava Taylor, Graham Dunn and Emmalina Belli.

Renowned columnist speaking in Stittsville Special to the News

News - A man once named best columnist in Canada will be bringing his storytelling talents to Stittsville this Saturday, Nov. 16. Dave Brown, retired after a 38 year newspaper career although he still writes periodically for the Ottawa Citizen, has over the years interviewed and profiled many military veterans and it is these military men which will be the focus of his

remarks at the upcoming November meeting of the Goulbourn Historical Society. Mr. Brown will be speaking on “Military Men” at the Historical Society’s meeting this Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether an Historical Society member or not.

Those who do plan to attend are urged to bring along any military memorabilia concerned relatives or friends who served in the military. At this meeting, you will get to hear Dave Brown who wrote more than 10,000 columns in his 38 year journalism career from which he retired in Aug. 2003. On his retirement, the Ottawa Citizen called him “a legend” because of his consistently high readership.

Indeed, he continues to write occasional columns for the newspaper. During his career, he has produced columns on subjects as diverse as ethics shortcomings among the professions to excesses of the child protection system. He has focused on the horrors of war through the eyes of veterans. Mr. Brown began in journalism at the age of 15, writing a high school newsletter on Manitoulin Island. His work caught the attention of the editor of the weekly Manitoulin Expositor who he eventually worked for.

In 1957, he accepted a reporting job with the Sudbury Daily Star. Three years later, he became a night police reporter for the Ottawa Journal. In 1966, he began writing a column called “Below the Hill,” focusing his attention on Ottawa at street level. In 1978, the Ottawa Citizen hired him to write a daily column called “Brown’s Beat. “ In 1996, he was given the title “senior editor” at the Ottawa Citizen in recognition of his long service and high readership.

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Remembrance Day ceremony at Goulbour Middle School John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

News - Videos of significance, a presentation of “In Flanders Fields” combined with John Lennon’s iconic song “Imagine,” songs and poems, a dramatic skit about soldiers and remembering, the laying of wreaths, the playing of The Last Post and Reveille and remarks from a serving member of the military – all these happened at the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Goulbourn Middle School last Monday, Nov. 11. But this was not all – far from it.

Student MC’s Jacob Schroeder and Areena Akhter not only introduced the various segments of the program but also they gave some background about the World Wars, the Korean War and Afghanistan. In addition, the school’s gymnasium, site of the Remembrance Day ceremony, was adorned on its walls with poppies, white crosses, silhouettes of soldiers on guard, planes, the names of all those who have died in Afghanistan and all those Canadians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross. It was a setting that set the tone for what went on in the gymna-

sium. “Today we join together in a special time dedicated to the memory and recognition of the many men and women who gave us all the ultimate gift – their lives – in return for the peace and freedom we so freely enjoy,” teacher Ms. Jennifer Shipley said in her introductory remarks. “Today we reflect on the true value of the gift of peace, what it meant to those brace enough to pursue it, and what it means in our lives at this moment in time,” she added. A group of grade seven students performed a combination of “In Flanders Fields” and “Imagine,” altering verses in the poem with lyrics from the song. This was followed by student Gabe Maahs reading the poem “We Shall Keep The Fair,” written by Moina Michael in 1918 as a response to John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders

Fields.” A video featuring the song ‘A Pittance of Time” by Terry Kelly, focused on the two minutes of silence which happens at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, was next on the program, followed by the student group “The G Notes” singing “We Shall Overcome” accompanied by music teacher Fred Donkor on the guitar. Five students from Ms. Shipley’s class then presented a dramatic skit entitled “Toy Soldiers,” with students Andrew Cross, Isaac Maniloff, Abbey Wilson, Katie Chen and Charlotte O’Brien in the narrated performance. Another video entitled “Remembrance Day 2013” featuring scenes from Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Dieppe, Ortona, Normandy, the Netherlands, Korea and Afghanistan followed, after which the poem “Je me souviens” was recited.

A wreath laying ceremony followed, with a pair of students from each class at the school placing a class wreath around three white crosses which were on the stage. “Today we honour the memory of those people who gave their lives and continue to serve to ensure that peace would have a chance to grow and flourish,” said MC Jacob Schroeder. “Students at GMS will also place a wreath from each class to honour those men and women.” During the wreath laying, “The G Notes” student group sang “Where Have All The Flowers Gone.” Student Sarah Brodmann then red “Two Minutes” after which teacher Mrs. Karen Wiggins played The Last Post and Reveille on the trumpet, filling the gymnasium with the iconic notes of these traditional songs.

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Corporal Kevin Riddell, who has served three deployments in Goulbourn Middle School grade seven students Carver Ward, left, and Tyler Ducas, right, are with some of Afghanistan, speaks to those at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the wreaths which were laid by student representatives from each class at the school at its Remembrance Goulbourn Middle School last Monday, Nov. 11. Day ceremony last Monday, Nov. 11.

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Guest speaker Corporal Kevin Riddell, in his remarks to the assembled students, parents (including some in uniform) and guests like Ottawa Carleton District School Board trustee Lynn Scott, urged the students to understand the gravity associated with Remembrance Day and urged them to learn from the ceremony. He

said that people know the meaning of Christmas, of the Easter Bunny, of Halloween but perhaps not the true meaning of Remembrance Day. He said that he joined the military at the age of 18 and has now gone on three deployments to Afghanistan. He showed some video photos of some of those that he knew that have died in Afghanistan.

Students both entered and exited the Remembrance Day ceremony in silence as a mark of respect and reverence. Throughout the ceremony, student MCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gave some background glimpses about the various wars in which Canada has been involved. It was explained that in the years leading up to World War One, ten-

sion built up among European countries. Eventually Germany invaded Belgium and the war was underway. Canada, with a population then of only 7.2 million, saw 600,000 men and women enlist for duty. With regard to World War Two, Adolph Hitlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempt to dominate Europe led to the invasion of Poland and the Second World War. In 1939, Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population was just over 11 million. Over one million people enlisted and served in the

war effort. The Korean War, from 1950 to 1953, sees the 60th anniversary of its ending marked this year. Canada sent 26,000 troops to Korea in this war. Afghanistan has been Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longest war, with the combat mission coming to an end after ten years but the Canadian presence remains there in training and peace initiatives. A total of 158 Canadians have been killed in Afghanistan.

      

   

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Hallmark Stittsville holds grand opening John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

News - There was Percy the Penguin at the door, greeting customers while armed with treats for youngsters. There was Ottawa artist Katerina Mertikas in attendance autographing Unicef Christmas cards featuring her artwork. And there was a “Spin the Wheel” game, with customers qualifying for a spin and a chance to win a prize with every purchase, all looked after by the store’s very own version of Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White, namely Caitlin Sabourin. This was just some of the special happenings at the grand opening of Hallmark Stittsville in its new premises at Crossing Bridge Square plaza in Stittsville last Saturday. There was, of course, much more, such as goodie bags for the first 50 customers and an opportunity to win prizes by filling out a ballot. There were tasty treats from Stonewall Kitchen and British goodies to sample. There were specials on jewellery from Chamilia and Kameleon. A pair of tickets to an Ottawa Senators home game went to Kim Hendsbee while winning spins in the “Spin the Wheel” game resulted in prizes including 50 percent off on a purchase. Store owner Bob Wild, who operates a dozen Hallmark stores in Ottawa and area, was on hand and gave great credit to Hallmark Stittsville store manager Carole Parker and her staff for the organization of the grand opening event and all its attractions. This Hallmark store is, of course, not new to Stittsville and area customers because the store has been located at the Shops of Main Street plaza at Stittsville Main Street and Carp Road for the past ten years. A decision was made to relocate to the premises at the Crossing Bridge Square plaza beside the Farm Boy store in order to enjoy slightly larger premises, hoped-for increased foot traffic and an expanse of window display space. Crossing Bridge Square plaza also has a spacious parking lot. The aisles in the new premises are wider, making them more wheelchair friendly. Hallmark stores in the Ottawa area go back to 1945 when Harold Wyman founded what was then called the Davis Agency, with a store on Sparks Street that was then followed by stores at the Billings Bridge and Carlingwood Shopping Centres. Originally a magazine subscription business, Davis Agency added several major product

lines over the years including record albums, greeting cards, jewellery, floral products, pens and small leather goods. All of these product lines except for magazine subscriptions are still offered at Hallmark stores. The stores traded under the name The Davis Agency until the late 1990’s and early 2000’s when the stores were re-branded to Hallmark stores. Hallmark products today include greeting cards for all occasions, keepsake ornaments to create special memories around the Christmas tree, a selection of books, gift wrap, stationery, party supplies and puzzles, gifts for all occasions, unique home and garden décor, a selection of Yankee candles, wall décor, textiles and frames, gourmet food products such as GourJOHN CURRY/METROLAND met Village and Stonewall Kitchen, fashion jewellery, bath and body care items, collect- Hallmark Stittsville store owner Bob Wild, right, presents customer Kim Hendsbee, left, ibles including Willow Tree and Boyd’s Bears, with a prize of some Ottawa Senators tickets at the grand opening of Hallmark Stittsville calendars, journals, address books and diaries. in its new premises at the Crossing Bridge Square plaza in Stittsville last Saturday.

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wearing her Canadian-made pj’s, and store manager Carole Parker, second from left, look on. JOHN CURRY/METROLAND HALLMARK

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News - On the third Sunday of every month, from September through May, the Goulbourn Museum hosts a free casual drop-in knitting circle that is open to anyone interested. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be a skilled knitter to attend; everyone is welcome. This means that children and grandchildren are also welcome where they can learn about the skill of knitting.

These free Sunday afternoon dropin knitting sessions are called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yap & Yarn.â&#x20AC;? These â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yap & Yarnâ&#x20AC;? sessions are held on the third Sunday of every month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Upcoming sessions will be held this Sunday, Nov. 17 and also on Sunday, Dec. 15. There is no registration required to attend a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yap & Yarnâ&#x20AC;? session; just drop in to the Goulbourn Museum between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and starting knitting and chatting. Light refreshments are always served â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an added plus.

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News - The Holiness Movement Church, which founded and operated the campgrounds in Stittsville for almost 60 years, is quite a story in itself. Ralph C. Horner, who was the founder of the Holiness Movement Church, was certainly familiar with camp meetings, as he himself was converted in 1872 at the age of 17 at a Methodist camp meeting near his Shawville home. Although he became an effective evangelist, he was expelled from the Methodist church in 1895 as church leaders became antagonistic to him and his tent campaigns. With his explusion in 1895, Mr. Horner and some of his sympathizers and supporters organized a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wesleyan Connectionâ&#x20AC;? at Ottawa. This spread westward across Canada as well as to Australia, Ireland, Egypt and China. When incorporation was achieved in 1900, the name was changed to the Holiness Movement Church in Canada. The first legislation to have it incorporated as the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of Canada or even the Christian Connection of Canada had been blocked in 1896 as a result of Methodist pressure. This was why the

name was changed to the Holiness Movement Church in Canada, with Mr. Horner designated as Bishop of the new church, a post which in 1926 became General Superintendent. Even early on, such as in 1896, the Holiness Movement Church had its supporters, with 36 circuits, 1090 members and 4553 adherents. Evangelistic fervor saw the Holiness Church establish churches in Ottawa, Stittsville, Munster, Carsonby, Fallowfield and other places, eventually spreading across Canada. Although there was a split in 1916 with the emergence of the Standard Church, the Holiness Movement Church continued to grow. To provide a trained ministry and a missionary force, Annesley College in Ottawa flourished for years. There was also another such training school in the West. Mission work received special emphasis in the Holiness Movement Church. The churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first foreign work was in Egypt, beginning in 1899. By 1959, when the Holiness Movement Church merged with the Free Methodist Church, the Holiness Movement Church was the second largest Protes-

tant mission in Egypt, with 5000 members in 80 churches. The Holiness Movement Church also had foreign missions in Hong Kong and Brazil. It established a church in Ireland in 1904. Bishop Horner himself died in 1921. For many years, the Holiness Movement Church had a publishing program centered in Ottawa, with a book store, Sunday School paper and two magazines. As early as 1953, there is a report of a secret ballot among the Holiness Movement of the Eastern Conference to discover which holiness denomination the adherent of the Movement would prefer to affiliate with should they feel it was in their interest to approach any. The vote was strongly in favouring of joining with the Free Methodist Church. In September, 1957, the General Conference of the Holiness Movement Church meeting in Winnipeg went on record as favouring union and in 1958, the annual conference approved it. In Kingston in Octiber, 1958, the leaders of the two churches â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Holiness Movement Church and the Free Methodist Church â&#x20AC;&#x201C; met to work out the details of the merger. The final agreement was approved and signed in December in Ottawa.

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News - To give an idea of the activities which went on at the campgrounds in Stittsville, following is an excerpt from The Stittsville News on June 1, 1961, entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Historic Year At Stittsville Campâ&#x20AC;?: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The year of 1961 for Stittsville Free Methodist Campground gives prospects and promises of being a most historic year. The regular ten day family camp, open to everyone of the public, opens on June 30 and continues until July 9 with outstanding speakers and singers in attendance. This year, for the first year, there is to be three childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s camps with children from Stittsville and surrounding area welcome. The first camp opens July 10 and continues until July 17 for ages 7-9; the next is from July 17-21 for ages 9-12; and the third camp from July 24-31 is for ages 12-15. The camps are well supervised and each day is full of interest for children with singing, Bible stories, swimming, games, etc. Those interested for further particulars should write Rev. W.C.A. McFarlane, 85 McGill Street, Smiths Falls, Ontario. The regular Youth Camp will be held from August 20-27 with a hearty welcome to all teenagers with a program geared to the interests of youth.

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Munster Elementary School students Connor Pittuck, left, and Zoe Richardson, left, lay a wreath on behalf of Munster Elementary School at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph at Memorial Park in Richmond on Remembrance Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

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News - A reminder that remembering those who served the country should happen every single day and not just only on Remembrance Day was delivered by MC Jane Louks at the conclusion of last Monday’s Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph at Memorial Park in Richmond. JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND “Remembering those who served our Mavis Lewis lays a wreath on behalf of Silver Cross country means honouring all veterans,” she Mothers at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the said, noting that while Remembrance Day cenotaph at Memorial Park in Richmond last Monday, gives Canadians an opportunity to honour Nov. 11. the country’s veterans and military personnel serving today around the world. “But, today, It’s not a one day a year thing,” she said. “Remembering happens

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South Carleton High School student Rebecca Deatcher recited The Red Poppy of Flanders and also the poem In Flanders Fields. Following the laying of wreaths, 48 in total, Peter MacArthur of the Richmond Legion gave the Pledge of Remembrance, with everyone responding “We will remember them!” Jack Lemyre of the Richmond Legion said The Salute (“The Legion of the living salute the Legion of the dead”), to which everyone responded “We shall not break faith with ye.” God Save The Queen led by the South Carleton High School band concluded the ceremony.

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News - It’s called a Coffee House but it really should be called a Music House. That’s because what is served at it is not coffee but music. Another of the semi-annual coffee houses staged at South Carleton High School in Richmond happened on Thursday evening, Nov. 7 with over 30 songs presented by students, either as soloists or duets or small groups. Guitars were an instrument of choice for many of the performers while a keyboard also came into play on a number of songs. The two scheduled 16-song halves were divided by a brief intermission, creating a two and a half hour show. Among the performers was “Storm Surge,” the school’s glee club, which opened the second half of the coffee house show singing “It’s Time,” the 2011 song by the American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons, complete with foot stomping and hand clapping movements. The performers in this coffee house ranged from first timers to those singing their own

songs to those who had performed in previous coffee houses. Kathryn Fitzgerald, who sang “Anyone Else But You,” admitted that this performance was the first time that she had played a guitar in front of an audience. Alyssa Glennie sang her original composition “Blue,” a song that she wrote for her little sister’s birthday. Jenna Mckeown, who has performed previously in a coffee house at South Carleton, performed in this coffee house, as did keyboard player Nadia Khawas and guitar player Ben Linton. But whether coffee shop rookies or veterans, each performer delivered a unique performance, all well received by the audience of over 200 in the school’s cafetorium. Among the performers were Jay Maisonneuve, Maddi Hamilton, Liz Cathcart, Ben Linton, Alyssa Glennie, Alyssa Powell, Jenna Mckeown, Mckenna Bebee, Vic Quirk, Madi Stevens, Ross Morgan, Mercedes Kellar, Nadia Khawas, Sarah Hearne, Victoria Calogeracos, Sam Linton, Lindsay Allen, Hannah Mackellar, Aly Sprague, Emily Gaus and Michael Ruhs.

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Hand-me-down box from Regina causes discord between Emerson and Everett

Mary Cook’s Memories Lifestyle - The station master had called that morning. It didn’t matter what Father had planned for the day, it would have to be put on hold. More important was going into Renfrew and bringing home the hand-me-down box that had arrived from Regina. When we got home from school, there it was, sitting in the middle of the kitchen, a big square wooden box that at one time had held bulk tea. It was lined with a kind of foil, and until it was opened after supper, there it would sit with its lid nailed shut. Of course, we didn’t lay a finger on it until after the kitchen had been ‘redded’ up, and our hands washed. I was never sure why we had to wash our hands before we could touch a dirty wood box that had come all the way from Regina on the train. Finally, we were ready. We sat around the box on kitchen chairs while Everett pried the lid off with a crowbar. There would be nothing in it but boys clothes, since Aunt Lizzie, the sender of the hand-medown box had only sons, and there was really nothing in the box to interest my sister Audrey and me. So often we chose to sit at the kitchen table looking through Eaton’s catalogue while my three brothers and Mother pawed through

the big box of clothes. Father, of course, showed no interest at all. He was in his usual position in front of the Findlay Oval, half asleep in the rocking chair. But that night, Audrey and I joined the circle as piece after piece of boys’ clothes, along with pants and jackets that had belonged to Uncle Jack, were taken out. Down in the very bottom was a pair of men’s shiny shoes. Well! Emerson grabbed them before anyone else had a chance and claimed them as his own. The brothers had a pair each of well worn laced boots kept for church, and gum rubbers which they wore to school. Never had any of the three owned a pair of shiny black leather shoes. Everett thought because he was the oldest, they should belong to him. Emerson roared that he saw them first, and said there would be a ‘roary’ eyed fight if Everett tried to claim them. “They don’t look like they fit you,” Mother said. There was no doubt Emerson was bigger by far than Everett, but Emerson already had his gum rubbers off and cramming his feet into the shoes. He was getting red in the face, and it didn’t take a genius to see that the shoes were a good inch shorter than Emerson’s enormous

feet, but he was going to own them and that’s all there was to it. Before there was any further discussion, he carried the shoes upstairs and put them under the bed he shared with Earl and dared anyone to lay a finger on them. He never once tried them on all week, but every night he brought them downstairs and rubbed them with an old piece of long ‘johns’ from the rag bag. “I’ll be wearing those to church on Sunday,” he announced every night. Well, Sunday came, and after the morning chores, we all got dressed for church. Emerson came downstairs, walking like he had a bag of potatoes under his pants, but wearing the new shoes. Mother asked him why he was walking so funny, and he said he was breaking in the shoes. My sister Audrey said under her breath, “I think the shoes are breaking in him!” He hobbled into church, hobbled out, and could barely make it back into the house when we got home where he fell into the nearest chair and pulled off the new shiny black shoes. He let out a sigh of relief and then pulled off his socks. “What happened to your toes?” I asked him. They were as red as a beet and he had to use his fingers to unbend them.

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Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. The supper will be followed by euchre. For tickets, please call Ruth Jones at 613-838-5404 or Marion Jones at 613-838-5405 or Rev. Jim Kirkpat-

rick at 613-253-2878. Everyone is welcome to attend. Christ Church Ashton is located on Flewellyn Road in the village of Ashton.

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Everett was ready to claim the shoes when Emerson said he could buy them if he wanted, but he certainly wasn’t getting them for nothing. “They are my shoes, and they stay my shoes until you pay for them,” Emerson said, rubbing his toes trying to get the cramps out of them. Well, that’s when Mother entered the fray. She got up from the kitchen table, walked over to where Emerson and the new shiny black shoes were, grabbed them off the floor, and handed them to Everett. She never said a word. She didn’t have to. Everett slipped off his laced boots, and even with heavy grey work socks, he was able to slip his feet in easily. They fit him like they had been made for him. Emerson hardly spoke to Everett for three days. The hand-me-down box never arrived that there wasn’t an argument over who was to get what. Only when the brothers came to blows and were rolling around on the floor, clutching the piece of clothing the fight was over, would Mother call a halt. She could stand just so much of the carry-on, and then she would give each a slap on the side of the head, or a yank on an ear, while Father, sitting in his rocking chair, never took his eyes off the Ottawa Farm Journal.

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Cheddar, carmelized onion â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cookie Boxes for Christmasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scones are great with soup Special to the News

Lifestyle - These scones are great with soup. Sandwiched with sliced baked ham and maple mustard, these are delicious for lunch or, if you make mini scones, perfect cocktail party fare. Preparation info Preparation Time: 35 Baking Time: 15 Makes 2 dozen large scones

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minutes. Stir in balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper; cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. (Can be made a day ahead and refrigerated.) In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter with pastry cutter, until crumbly. Transfer to large bowl; stir in cheese. In small bowl, combine sour cream and eggs; stir in cooled onions. Add to flour mixture; stir until dough is smooth and soft. Turn out onto lightly floured board and knead eight times. Roll out dough until 3/4-inch (two cm) thick; cut into 2-1/2inch (6.25 cm) rounds or squares. Brush tops with milk. Bake on parchment paper-lined or lightly floured baking sheet (leave 1-inch/2.5 cm between) in 400°F (200°C) oven for 12 to15 minutes or until puffed and brown. Serve warm. Nutritional information One scone Protein: 6 grams Fat: 14 grams Carbohydrate: 20 grams Calories: 230 Fibre: 1 gram Sodium: 323 mg Foodland Ontario

News - Cookies and Christmas go together. You may want to provide some for Santa on Christmas Eve or you may just want them to enjoy with your family at Christmas dinner and other Christmas gatherings. And homemade cookies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; well, they are just so good! Thanks to St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church in Richmond, you will be able to stock up on

all of the cookies that you want for Christmas. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because the church is having a sale of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cookie Boxes for Christmas.â&#x20AC;? The cookies are being provided in decorated cookie boxes with a box of 24 cookies going for $10 and a box of 36 cookies going for $15. The cookies are all deliciously homemade with each box containing six different kinds of cookies.

And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just place an order by this Thursday, Nov. 14 and then drop by St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church on McBean Street in Richmond on Saturday, Nov. 23 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to pick up your order. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have them for your own enjoyment or use them for great Christmas gifts. To order these â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cookie Boxes for Christmas,â&#x20AC;? contact Erica Bartley at ericabartley@hotmail. com or call 613-444-0047.

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The next monthly luncheon of the Friendship Club will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at noon at the Glen Mar Golf and Country Club on Fernbank Road west of Stittsville. The menu will consist of a turkey dinner, salad, bread, tea, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be provided by the Goulbourn Male Chorus. Those who wish to attend this luncheon should phone Gloria at 613-831-8819 or Rosemary at 613836-6354 by Friday, Nov. 22 in order to reserve a seat at the luncheon. Note that this luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 27 will be the Friendship Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas luncheon. Food or money for the Stittsville Food Bank will be collected at this luncheon. Your generosity will be much appreciated and will help make a difference.

The cost of this Christmas luncheon will be $23 per person for members and $25 per person for nonmembers. There will be no Friendship Club luncheon held in the month of December. Friendship Club activities at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena are shuffleboard on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. (contact Shirley at 613-8312712); carpet bowling on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (contact Helen at 613-836-6766); and bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m. (contact Lorraine at 613-599-3297). Friendship Club activities at the Pretty Street Community Centre are exercise on Mondays at 10 a.m. (contact Helen at 613-836-6766); bridge on Fridays at 1 p.m. (contact Ray at 613-836-6363); and euchre on Fridays at 7 p.m. (contact Heather at 613-838-2743). Membership inquiries should be directed to Lorraine at 613-599-3297.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: john.curry@metroland.com Munster United Church on Munster Road in Munster is holding a book and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Richmond Public School is holding a craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school. Organized by the Parent Council, this event will also have a used book sale, a bake sale and a canteen. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Christian author and blogger Sheila Wray Gregoire will be speaking on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Community Bible Church at 1600 Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Her presentation, entitled “Girl Talk,” will be focused on straight talk about marriage and marital intimacy as her goal is to help married women have strong, happy marriages. Tickets at $10 per person, which includes refreshments of tea, coffee and desserts, are available by visiting www. eventbrite.ca and searching for “Girl Talk with Sheila Wray Gregoire.” Applicable online fees will apply. For those who do not have a computer, please call the Community Bible Church at 613-836-2606 to reserve a ticket and to make arrangements for payment.

The November meeting of the Goulbourn Historical Society will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Ottawa Citizen columnist Dave Brown will be speaking on “Military Men.” Refreshments. Everyone welcome to attend this free program. The Ottawa Senators Alumni will play the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association coaches in a hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2:45 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre arena. The day’s activities will also include a dance at 8 p.m.

The Catholic Women’s League at Holy Spirit Parish on Shea Road in Stittsville is holding a bazaar and tea room in the parish hall on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tea room lunch, traditional plum puddings, handmade crafts, Christmas decorations and home baking. For more information, please contact Lois Desjardine at 613-432-9283 or via email at loisandleonard@bell. net .

Christ Church Ashton in Ashton is hosting a ham and bean supper on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. The supper will be followed by euchre. For tickets, please call Ruth Jones at 613-838-5404 or Marion Jones at 613-838-5405 or Rev. Jim Kirkpatrick at 613-253-2878. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Stittsville Branch 618 of the Royal Canadian Legion is holding a craft and vendor sale on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Something for everyone. Mary Kay, Epicure and Avon. Christmas items and crafts. Jewellery. Canteen with hamburgers and drinks. Everyone is welcome. The Legion Hall is a handicapped accessible hall.

A free flu shot immunization clinic hosted by Ottawa Public Health will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre (arena) at the corner of Perth Street and Huntley Road in the village of Richmond.

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A four-hand euchre party will be held on Monday, Nov. 18 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 annual Season’s Greetings Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. This is a fundraiser for the Ottawa Humane Society.

The Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society is holding its annual pot luck dinner and annual general meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in the downstairs hall at the Stittsville United Church on Fernbank Road just west of Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a favourite dish to share. After the election of the new executive, Stephanie Robertson will be showcasing photographs from the Society’s 2013 garden tour. Memberships for 2014 will be available at this dinner/meeting at $15 per person or $25 per couple. For more information, please contact SGHorticultural@gmail.com .

The annual Christmas concert of the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and its junior choir, the JJ’s, entitled “Winterval,” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Glen Cairn United Church in Kanata. The first half of the program at this concert will see the choir performing Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” along with guest instrumentalists and guest soloists soprano Sarah Burnell and alto Annie Duchesne. The second half of the concert will feature a variety of Christmas favourites. For more information about the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers or about the JJ’s youth choir or to listen to a couple of Goulbourn Jubilee Singers musical selections, log onto www. gjsingers.com. Information can also be obtained by calling Charlotte at 613-825-3357 or Sandra at 613-8318414.

The third annual Stittsville Ladies’ Night hosted by the Stittsville Co-operative Nursery School will be held 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 showcasing their products right before Christmas. The Goulbourn Girls Hockey Association’s pee wee team is hosting a free electronics recycling drop off on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at Brown’s Your Independent Grocer on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Items accepted at this free drop off will include amplifiers, audio and video players and recorders, cameras, cell phones, computers, copiers, fax machines, monitors, pagers, printers, radios, receivers, scanners, speakers, telephones, tuners, turntables, televisions and video projectors. A Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Mulkins Street in Stittsville. Baking, crafts and jewellery, all just in time for Christmas. A hot lunch will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “CATS” will be presented on stage by students of Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville on Wednesday, Nov. 27, Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. Tickets at $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors available at the door on show nights. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.

like to attend, please contact Lion Don Redtman at 613-831-1054 or via email at dhredtman@sympatico. ca by Saturday, Nov. 23. The annual Christmas Parade of Lights along Stittsville Main Street from the Ottawa Carleton Board of Education Depot to Carleton Cathcart Street, organized by the Stittsville Village Association, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 30 starting at 6 p.m. The parade will be followed by the turning on of the Christmas lights at Village Square Park. The Goulbourn Museum is hosting an Old-Fashioned Christmas Art & Craft Sale on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanley’s Corners. 14 vendors with a variety of specialties. The event will also include festive old-fashioned Christmas fun including a children’s station for writing letters to Santa, old-fashioned photos with Santa, old-world entertainment, Christmas carols, wood-fired pizza made fresh onsite by Pizza All’antica and more. Everyone welcome. The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus under the direction of Robert Dueck with accompanist Bonnie MacDiarmid will be presenting its Christmas concert entitled “A Garland of Carols” on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Young Road just north of Hazeldean Road in Kanata. Guest performers will include the Trinity Hilltop Handbell Ringers, tenor soloist Rory McGlynn, percussionist Ann Reilly and cello player Sandra Allan. Tickets are available now at $15 per adult at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street and also at Domenic’s Music Store on Hazeldean Road in Kanata. There are a limited number of free admission tickets for children aged 12 and under. The Capital City Chorus, a male barbershop singing group, will be presenting a selection of seasonal music on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church at the corner of Stittsville Main Street and Carleton Cathcart Street in Stittsville. Everyone welcome. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for children.

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A public open house is being held by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the hall at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena to review the just completed draft flood plain mapping along Poole Creek and Feedmill Creek, both of which flow through Stittsville. For more information, please call 613-253-0006.

The monthly meeting of the board of directors of the Richmond Village Association will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church on McBean Street in Richmond. Everyone welcome to attend. A sale of used, donated jewellery to help fund a breakfast program at Sakku School in Coral Harbour in Nunavut will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. Donated jewellery for the sale will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 29 by contacting organizer Eva von Jagow at eva. vonjagow@hotmail.com .


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