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Wearing black-tape moustaches as they attend a fundraising volleyball game between students and teachers at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville on Thursday, Nov. 29, raising funds for prostate cancer research as well as raising awareness about the disease, are students Natalie Chartrand, left, and Rebecca Castilla, right.

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EMC news - The Huskydome at Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville became the Moustache-dome on Thursday, Nov. 29. That when moustaches could be seen here, there and everywhere throughout the Huskydome gym – on some teachers playing in the student/teacher volleyball games; on some line judges; and definitely on many of the students who jammed the bleachers to watch the exhibition volleyball games with teachers playing students. This was all being done to raise funds for prostate cancer research and since November

is Movember month when many men grow moustaches to raise funds and increase awareness of prostate cancer, what better initiative than to focus on moustaches. This is how it all worked. Students could pay two dollars to get out of class and watch the teacher/student volleyball games in the Huskydome, that is, the Moustache-dome. For students who did not have a moustache available, black tape cut into appropriate strips was available at the gym entrance to create a sudden and impromptu moustache. Sacred Heart vice-principal Geoff Edwards said that the school wanted to do something fun with November winding down. See MOUSTACHES, page 4

EMC news - It’s a Stittsville version of the Toronto International Film Festival. Thanks to the efforts of the Rotary Club of Ottawa - Stittsville, you will be able to see four internationally acclaimed films, all in the comfort of the Empire Kanata theatre at Kanata Centrum and all for only $36 in total. The films will be shown on one Thursday evening a month over a four month period, starting this coming January and running through to April. This International Film Series is a new initiative by the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville, organized not only to raise funds for its community and international project work but also to provide a community service in screening top international films locally. And international is an appropriate description, because the films to be shown in this initial series will include a French film, a Canadian film, a Danish film and hopefully an Australian film. Admission to the films will be via passes that are now on sale at $36 per person, covering all four films. What’s great is that the passes are readily transferable to someone else, so that if you cannot attend one showing, you can give the pass to a family member or friend who can take in the film. The passes can be purchased now (cash only) at Gaia Java Coffee Company at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street or at the ward office of city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor

Shad Qadri at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. The first film to be shown in this International Film Series will be “The Intouchables,” which will be shown at the Empire Kanata on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at 7 p.m. This is a 2011 French film with English subtitles. It is one of the highest grossing non-English language films of all time and was nominated for nine Cesars. The Cedar Award is the national film award of France. In addition, Omar Sy won the best actor award. Others in the cast include Francois Cluzet, Audrey Fleurot, Anne Le Ny, Alba Gaia and Kraghede. The film was directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. The second film in this International Film Series will be the 2012 Canadian film “Stories We Tell,” which will be screened on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at the Empire Kanata theatre. This film was directed by Canada’s own Sarah Polley, an award winning actress. This is her latest film as a director and the first feature length documentary that she has directed. It had its world premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival while it made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film features Michael Polley, Harry Gulkin and Sarah Polley herself. The March offering in this International Film Series being provided by the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville will be “A Royal Affair,” scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7 p.m. See FILMS, page 2

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At Christmas bazaar Enjoying the luncheon at the annual Christmas bazaar at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Stittsville last Saturday, Dec. 1 are, from left, clockwise, Chelsea Taylor, Pam Kendall, Rev. Doug Kendall, who is the minister at St. Andrew’s, and Sam Kendall.

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EMC news - How many food items does it take to fill an OC Transpo bus? Last December, over 9,000 items donated for the Stittsville Food Bank were enough to fill to overflowing an OC Transpo bus in the annual “Fill the Bus” campaign to support food banks in Ottawa, including the Stittsville Food Bank. This annual campaign happens again in Stittsville this Saturday, Dec. 8 when an OC Transpo bus will be parked outside Brown’s Your Independent Grocer on Stittsville Main Street, collecting donations, both non-perishable food items and money, for the Stittsville Food Bank. The bus will be there from 9 a.m. through

to 5 p.m. Last December, the generosity of residents of Stittsville and area showed as 9,445 food items were donated in this “Fill the Bus” event. Another $1,035.25 in cash was donated. It is hoped that this year’s “Fill the Bus” event this Saturday, Dec. 8 will do just as well and hopefully even surpass last year’s totals because the need is there this year and it needs to be met to help the less fortunate in the community. Brown’s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) is one of the YIG stores in the Ottawa area where this “Fill the Bus” campaign takes place. Stittsville Food Bank volunteers will be on hand to help those donating to the campaign, as will volunteers from OC Transpo.

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Many hands make light work as members of the Stittsville District Lions Club work together to help sort coinage collected for the Stittsville Food Bank along the route of the Christmas Parade of Lights on Saturday evening, Nov. 24, from left, Gord MacIsaac, Bob Lewis, Jack Burke, Ron Armstrong, Don Redtman, Paul Riddell and Ed Meunier.

Food and funds from Parade of Lights EMC news - Over 800 food items as well as $3,200. That’s what the Stittsville Food Bank is getting as a result of the generosity of those who lined Stittsville Main Street for the annual Christmas Parade of Lights on Saturday evening, Nov. 24. This is what was collected along the parade route by members of the Stittsville District Lions Club who were assisted by players of the Kanata Stallions junior hockey team.

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“They were a big help,� Stittsville District Lions Club president Beth Lewis said about the involvement of the Kanata Stallions players on parade night. The Stallions walked along the parade route wearing their team sweaters, helping collect donated

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The school also wanted to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research. About $1,800 was raised from student admissions to these exhibition teacher/student volleyball games. A number of draws and a bake sale also generated funds, pushing the fi-

reaching the audience that most needs to hear about prostate cancer and its prevention and treatment. The exhibition teacher/student volleyball games featured games between the senior boys volleyball team and the teachers, the senior girls volleyball team and the teachers and similar grade seven/eight volleyball teams playing against teachers. There was a buzz of excitement in the gym when the teachers faced off against the senior

nal total perhaps as high as $2,400. Prizes in the draws included a Daniel Alfredsson jersey, gift cards and Leonard Cohen concert tickets (great for parents). Mr. Edwards explained that raising awareness of prostate cancer is important. When the students become aware of the disease, they start talking to their dads and uncles about it,

boys volleyball team. Despite some prolonged rallies and numerous driving serves on both sides of the net, the students easily defeated the teachers 25-16. Against the senior girls’ volleyball team, it was a little closer but the students ended up winning 26-24. But the scoring on the gym floor was not what the event was all about. It was to raise funds and create awareness about prostate cancer research, while having a little fun doing so with an emphasis on moustaches, for both boys and girls.

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Sacred Heart Catholic High School students Tyler Young, left, and Davis To, right, JOHN CURRY/METROLAND who himself is wearing a false moustache, stand beside the array of false black-tape Sacred Heart Catholic High School grade eight students Samuel Marincak, left, and moustaches which were available for students attending a fundraising teacher/student Adam Duchesne, right, sport their false moustaches as they attend a student/teacher volleyball game to benefit prostate cancer research at the school on Thursday, Nov. 29. volleyball game to raise funds for prostate cancer research on Thursday, Nov. 29.

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volunteerism. Since this scholarship program began, the Warriors have given out $26,000 to former Warrior players to support their scholastic goals and aspirations. Indeed, besides honouring Mr. Wagdin as the first inductee into the new Bell Warriors Hall of Fame, the Club has formally named these post-secondary scholarships as the Bell Warriors Jim Wagdin Scholarships. At the announcement of Mr. Wagdin’s induction into the new Bell Warriors Hall of Fame and the naming of the Warriors scholarships after him which was made at the Bell Warriors Volunteer Appreciation Night last Saturday, Bell Warriors president Paul Stewart called Mr. Wagdin “a true leader in our community.” He praised Mr. Wagdin for his commitment, his dedication, his resourcefulness and his competence in his involvement with the Bell Warriors. “He has touched so many young peoples’ lives and that of their families,” Mr. Stewart said about Mr. Wagdin. “He understood that setting an example with your actions can be contagious.”

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EMC news - It was a Christmas luncheon that was a feast not only for the palate but also for the ears. That’s because the Goulbourn Male Chorus was there, with members in their white shirts and tartan ties, entertaining the members of the Friendship Club with a selection of holiday songs, a number of them of the sing-

along variety. It all happened on Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the dining area at the Glen Mar Golf and Country Club on Fernbank Road west of Stittsville, with the bright room with its large windows overlooking the snow covered golf course additionally brightened by a Christmas tree with its white lights glowing, adding a Yuletide sparkle to the setting. Under the direction of Rob-

ert Dueck and accompanied on the keyboard by Barbara Creech, the Goulbourn Male Chorus delivered a 45 minute program that included such favourites as “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “White Christmas” and “Silver Bells.” For one song, the Male Chorus members dispersed around the room, standing here and there according to their parts in the Chorus – namely the first tenors in

one place, the second tenors elsewhere, the baritones over there and the basses standing elsewhere. The Male Chorus was greeted with a standing ovation from the Friendship Club audience of about 50 at the conclusion of their performance. Following the performance, music director Robert Dueck assisted Friendship Club president Carole Herbert in mak-

ing several draws – two “share the wealth” ones plus a third draw for a gift bag. The Goulbourn Male Chorus is preparing for its annual community Christmas concert which this year is being held on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Young Road just off Hazeldean Road in Kanata. Guest performers at this concert will include the Trinity Hilltop Handbell Ringers

and the new West Ottawa Ladies’ Chorus. Advance tickets are available now for $12 each at the Gaia Java Coffee Shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Tickets at the door will cost $15 each. Children aged 16 and under will be admitted free to the concert which will feature a lineup of traditional Christmas music.

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Music director Robert Dueck, far left, directs members of the Goulbourn Male Chorus as they entertain at the Christmas luncheon of the Friendship Club at the Glen Mar Golf and Country Club on Fernbank Road west of Stittsville on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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The Friendship Club’s Christmas luncheon was held on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Glen Mar Golf and Country Club. At this luncheon, donations were collected for the Stittsville Food Bank. Following the turkey dinner, those present were

entertained by the Goulbourn Male Chorus, with a number of singalong tunes included in the program. There will be no Friendship Club luncheon in the month of December. The next Friendship Club luncheon will be on Wednesday, Jan. 30 where there will be an election of the Club executive and the financial statement for 2012 will be presented.

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EMC news - The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers historic 35th anniversary concert is happening this weekend. What a performance history this local singing group has and a record of much of this history has now been presented to the group. It’s all thanks to Joan Palmer, who has a “life memberâ€? status with the group and who kept a record of the group’s various concerts and performances during her 26 ½ years with the group. She has now turned over her three binders of newspaper clippings, photographs, programs and memorabilia along with tapes of the group’s performances to the group. She recently presented it to Jubilee Singers president Sue Lopez, vice-president Charlotte Parry and treasurer Elizabeth Douville who accepted the historical records with thanks on behalf of the group. Also present at the hand-over of these historical records was Barb Simester, another “life memberâ€? of the Jubilee Singers and one of the group’s foremost singers. This presentation of an historical record of much of the previous history of the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers came just as the group is holding its 35th anniversary concert this coming weekend. The concert, called “Christmas Jubilee,â€? will be presented

twice – this Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30p.m.and then again this Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m., both at the Glen Cairn United Church at the corner of Abbeyhill Drive and Old Colony Road in the Glen Cairn community in Kanata. For the concert, the Jubilee Singers will be joined, as always, by its junior choir, the JJ’s. Both groups perform under the direction of Linda Crawford, accompanied by Doll Creelman on the keyboard. The concert will be offering a triple treat of music – some celebrating the choir’s 35th anniversary, some marking the queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year and some proclaiming the Christmas season. And, to mark the historic nature of this concert and the group’s 35th anniversary year, there is a special anniversary admission price of only five dollars per person. This is the group’s way of thanking their supporters for their 35 years of support for the choir. Tickets for the concert are available now by calling 613813-8414 or 613-825-3357 or by logging onto www.gisingers or www.facebook.com/ Gjsingers. The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers were formed in 1977, 35 years ago. It was named Jubilee Singers since 1977 was the Queen’s silver jubilee year, marking her 25 years on the throne. Both the Queen and the Jubilee Singers have grown older together.

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Joan Palmer, far right, a longtime member of the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers, turns over her collection of pictures, articles, programs and memorabilia about the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers to the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers in this, the group’s 35th anniversary year, as receiving the donation on behalf of the Jubilee Singers are, from left, treasurer Elizabeth Douville, vice-president Charlotte Parry, “life member� Barb Simester and president Sue Lopez. Ms. Palmer was a member of the Jubilee Singers for over 26 years.

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at 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Cairn United Church at the corner of Abbeyhill Drive and Old Colony Road in the Glen Cairn community in Kanata. A second performance will take place this Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m., also at the Glen Cairn United Church.

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Craft fairs the lifeblood of community Christmas

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hristmas without craft fairs is like peanut butter searching for its

jelly. It just wouldn’t feel like the holiday season without them. Craft fairs are festive events that bring together hundreds of people who find unique ways to celebrate the holiday season. They attract all who love the holiday season – everyone from closet Martha Stewarts

searching for the perfect wreath to match the paint of their front door to all-out Griswolds embarking on their annual quest to turn their homes into the equivalent of a 20,000-volt explosion of Christmas lights. Most of us, thankfully fall somewhere in between. Craft fairs simply burst with creativity. Every year, just like clockwork, dozens of communities across the nation’s capital schedule shows during the

weeks leading up to Christmas. You see them in churches. You see them in schools, housing co-ops, apartment buildings, health centres, community centres – in some cases they even shut down streets so residents can check out their wares. Looking for a macramÊ Christmas elf or a Santa Claus made from macaroni? There’s a craft fair near you – somewhere – with the gift to satisfy your holiday yen.

Ornaments, tree decorations, felt elf slippers, cereal box houses, twine snowmen, clothesline wreaths, Christmas tree bunting, a quilted advent calendar – Christmas trees made out of everything from felt and fabric to yarn and recycled magazines. The variety is astounding, representing an explosion of ideas, a fermenting of pentup creativity. Every year our reporters are treated to literally hundreds of craft fairs, ranging from a small event

held in the lobby of an apartment building to the megasales that fill the hallways, lobbys and gymnasiums of Ottawa schools. This month one of our reporters visited the 39th annual Craft Christmas Gift Sale at the Nepean Sportsplex, which featured more than 140 artists, designers and food vendors at the unique community shop. We witnessed the work of Tom Reasbeck, a self-taught artist, who creates hand-

carved wooden Santas and other festive items. Another artist, Ria Smith, the founder of Simply Perfect, showed us her homemade bird baths. Craft fairs are a wonderful venue for the hundreds of artists in our city, ranging from the professional painters, sculptors and watercolourists to the amateurs, who enjoy spending a few weeks of the year making unique crafts. They are also a great opportunity for people to load up on decorations for their homes or simply a pleasant way to while away an afternoon with the kids. Isn’t that the true meaning of Christmas?

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Not a slam dunk, but it could work CHARLES GORDON Funny Town

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here is no shortage of gifts being showered on us and Christmas is still weeks away. The latest offering is the promise of a professional basketball franchise for the city. For many of us, basketball is never a bad idea. As has been noted in the coverage of Ottawa’s franchise in the National Basketball League of Canada, there will be lots of sports competition in the city. In addition to the National Hockey League, there will be a DoubleA baseball team, a professional soccer team and a new Canadian Football League franchise. That’s good for us. This may be a hockey town, but it was once a football town and could be again. Remember, though, that in the last few years of the Rough Riders and Renegades in the CFL, fan support was less than overwhelming. Similarly, baseball flourished in the early years of the Ottawa Lynx then somehow faded away. We are a sports town, but we can be a fickle town too. Basketball hasn’t really been tested. Carleton and University of Ottawa games are well-attended and Carleton’s incredible success in recent years has probably created many new basketball fans. The university championships, when they were held at Scotiabank Place, drew good crowds. Hundreds of men and women, boys and girls either play or have played basketball in high school. You notice that whenever you attend a game in the city: there are more tall people in the crowd than usual. None of this adds up to surefire success. There were a lot of people who had played

baseball in Ottawa, there were major league teams down the highway in either direction and there was a high calibre of ball being played at the Triple-A level here. There was a friendly and well-designed stadium. In the long run, none of that was enough. What would be enough? Well, hockey succeeds here because it’s the best hockey in the world and Canadians breathe hockey. Plus, the team wins, but even when they stop winning the fans still turn out. Another factor worth mentioning, though, is the extent to which Senators players have involved themselves in the community, partly by making themselves visible in charitable activities, partly by being residents and neighbours. The same formula was at play in the most successful years of the Rough Riders. Before the age of mega-buck contracts, the players lived here throughout the year and were active in the community. So the city felt, as it does now with the Senators, that the team belonged. That wasn’t true in later years, nor was it true with the Lynx. Even in this sophisticated age where we have no end of entertainment options, we still like the idea of a team being our team, not just a group of well-paid mercenaries who happen to perform here and leave as soon as the season is over for warmer climes. Despite beginning play at the remote Scotiabank Place, a venue far too cavernous to be ideal for basketball and too remote for many potential fans, the new basketball team does have an opportunity to capture the city’s heart. One odd advantage is that the player salaries will not be high. So this will not be a group of guys who jet in and jet out. It appears also that at least part of the team will consist of people who have played here at high school or university level. That will help. Friends and relatives buy tickets too. It probably doesn’t make much difference one way or the other that basketball was invented just down the road in Almonte. What does matter is that basketball is a game that is growing in popularity the world over. Handled properly, it could work here.

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Do you like to visit community craft sales and bazaars during the holiday season?

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A) Yes. We’ve already put a lot of time into this – it’d be a waste to quit now.

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C) I don’t, but they’re hard to miss. Maybe I’ll check one out this year.

C) No. Metrolinx has continually dropped the ball and it’s time to move on.

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D) It’s not really my thing.

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puck out of the Snipersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; zone when Ottawa East was pressing hard. Jacob Penfold of the Snipers was unlucky as he made a beautiful move to beat the Ottawa East goalie on a breakaway only to have the puck go off the post. The Snipers faced off against the Osgoode Rideau Sens in their second game of the tournament. The Snipers lived up to their name in this game, scoring five goals to win by a 5-0 score. Jacob Whang and Lucas Ross both had two goals for the Snipers while Alex Lowell had a single goal. The Snipers defense of Eddie Collins, Jacob Billo, Austin Hayes and Grady Lowthian had a great game, making it almost impossible for the Sens to get a shot on the Snipersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; net. Goalie Jacob Haight did stop all of the shots that did make it to the net, recording a shutout.

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EMC news - Take the setting of the newly formed Bank of Canada. Add in a young secretary who becomes quite powerful in the fledgling organization. And put in a dose of humour here and there. Sprinkle in some prewar drama. Mix it all together and what do you have? None other than the literary feast offered up by first-time author Ian McKercher of Ottawa in his recently published book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Underling,â&#x20AC;? a 361 page, 53 chapter work of historical fiction. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique on a number of fronts. For one thing, it is set in the context of the Bank of Canada and its formative years following its establishment in 1934. As author McKercher himself says, although the Bank of Canada is a wonderful Canadian institution, it virtually never appears in works of fiction. Mr. McKercher, a retired Ottawa high school teacher, says that in reality the setting for the book could have been, for instance, the Hudsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay Company or some other department store. But he chose the Bank of Canada because it was a brand-new institution in 1934 with no established rules and procedures, a perfect spot where a lowly secretary could come to yield a lot of influ-

ence from being in on the ground floor. The book also has a young secretary as its main character. Mr. McKercher explains that his mother was a secretary. Indeed, the book is dedicated to his mother and to all secretaries, past and present. He says that in the past, such as the 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time frame of this book, a lot of secretaries were the keys to a well run organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about a coming of age story about a young girl and the Bank of Canada, a new organization,â&#x20AC;? Mr. McKercher says about his book. He says that he has received a lot of encouraging feedback from readers of the book. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People like the story and the characters,â&#x20AC;? he says, adding that the characters do have fun at times. He says that the book is definitely not a comedy but he believes that literature should reflect life, noting that laugher is a part of life. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why he tried to incorporate some humour in the book. He says that it is not a light hearted book since there are many crisis and much trauma in the story but, on the other hand, he says that there are lot of funny things that happen to his youthful main character both in her work and with her friends. He says that the book does not provide constant laughter but there are parts which are humourous.

Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what he tried to do and, given that some readers have admitted to him that they have laughed right out loud in parts, it would seem that he succeeded in this goal. The book has some suspense and drama as it winds down in 1939, as Mr. McKercher uses the fact that Poland stored its gold reserves in Canada during the Second World War to weave a fictional account of how the gold got to Ottawa, with the gold being smuggled out of Poland at the last minute just before the war. Who says that the Bank of Canada cannot be an exciting organization â&#x20AC;&#x201C; move over, James Bond! This book has been in the works for a long time. Mr. McKercher started writing the book (in long hand yet) back in 1983. But his teaching career then took over much of his time and he only worked on its sporadically in the summer over the years. Finally, when he fully retired in 2005, his wife encouraged him to get back more fully to his writing. He eventually finished the book in 2010 and then sought out a publisher which he found in General Store Publishing House of Renfrew. Mr. McKercher admits that deciding on the title â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Underlingâ&#x20AC;? was quite a process, as about 50 titles were under consideration at one point. He says that his working

title for the book was â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bank Act,â&#x20AC;? but admits that it was not an enticing title. He kept on coming up with different titles but finally turned his top ten choices over to his wife who consulted with others and the title â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Underlingâ&#x20AC;? came up as the favourite choice. Mr. McKercher likes that the title has some depth of meaning. His main character is an underling in the sense that as a secretary, she is far down in the Bank of Canada hierarchy. But because she was there on the ground floor when it started, she also has a lot of power and influence because she knows the ropes. The book does have within its pages the presence of some real historical personalities such as Prime Ministers R.B. Bennett and Mackenzie King and the Bank of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first governor Graham Towers. Selling for $22 a copy, the book was submitted for consideration for national writing awards such as the Governor Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Awards, the Writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trust of Canada Awards and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Underlingâ&#x20AC;? will be giving a reading and doing a book signing at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone

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ing the book. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clever personalities, well sketched and engaging, and the book moves quickly, especially at the end where it develops a good pace,â&#x20AC;? Mr. Jay writes in an email in describing the book. He points out that it is a fun read for Ottawa area residents since so much of the book is set around Ottawa.

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EMC news - His name wasn’t up in lights but it was the next best thing – his name in giant letters, being advertised as the entertainment ap-

pearing at the Friday Music Night at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop in Stittsville. But there it was on the front window – Neil Bateman. And there he was, last Friday evening, just inside that window, demonstrating his

versatility on the guitar as he played everything from classical gems to pop favourites to jazz standards. It was the second appearance in recent weeks for guitarist Neil Bateman at a Friday Music Night at the Gaia Java

Coffee Company Shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street. He is perhaps best known as a music teacher at Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Kanata but to those who have experienced his guitar performances, there’s no beating his easy-listening guitar

offerings. They certainly merit the limelight placement of his name there on the Gaia Java front window as a name that means a trip through a variety of pieces – classical, doo-wop and jazz standards. The Gaia Java Coffee Company shop hosts these Friday Music Nights which feature performers such as singers,

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bleating (“baaing”), snoring and running, along with the sounds of shepherds talking (“yap, yap”), snoring and running as well, all produced as sound effects by the audience in an audience-participation telling of the story of the shepherds tending their sheep on that first Christmas Eve when the Baby Jesus was born. But perhaps the greatest sound of the evening was the words of Pastor John Spurrell of the Grace Assembly, who was the MC for the event, when he announced that a total of $375.40 had been raised for the Richmond Food Bank that evening in a pass-the-hat collection. These funds were in addition to a table full of

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2013 People’s Choice Business Awards organized by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce. The nomination period,

which began on Monday, Nov. 26, will continue until midnight on Friday, Dec. 21. Online voting to determine the winners from those

businesses nominated in the different categories will run from Monday, Jan. 7 to Friday, Feb. 1. The categories are community supported/ non-profit organization, best restaurant, tourism business, health and wellness business, new business, small business (up to ten employees), large business (over ten employees) and retail business. All of these categories will have a recipient from Goulbourn (including Stittsville) as well as one from West Carleton and one from Kanata. The Kanata Chamber of Commerce covers all of these areas. Early nominees from the Goulbourn area include the Richmond Village Association and the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville in the com-

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At ‘Sounds of Christmas’ Suzanne Patterson, left, plays the role of Mary while Neil Patterson, right, plays the role of Joseph as they participate in the presentation entitled “Manger Scene” put on by members of the Grace Assembly at the Sounds of Christmas event in Richmond last Sunday evening, Dec. 2. The presentation featured an elaborate, hand-painted backdrop that was done by Susan Barnett of the Grace Assembly. It took Susan a year to plan the backdrop and the animals such as a camel, a donkey and sheep which were part of the presentation while she worked what she termed “frantically” for a month and a half to complete the artwork.

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EMC news - This year’s 9 RUN RUN emergency services run on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Stittsville raised a whopping $40,911.12 to help with youth mental health initiatives. This is a full $15,000 more than last year’s 9 RUN RUN event which in turn raised $9,000 more than the inaugural run in 2010. So, the event is raising more and more each year as, indeed, the event grows and adds more and more to its offerings year after year. Indeed, it is these little extras that are added that help make the event not only successful but also fun in the view of race director Brenda Tirrell. This includes medals, shirts, food, hot coffee, lots of porta potties, water stations, face painting for the kids and more, like the presence of Sparky, the fire safety dog, who proved to be a tremendous hit with the younger crowd. It is no wonder that all of the events – 5K family fun run, 10K run and half marathon – were sold out prior to race day. After all, they not only feature scenic race routes but also lots of added plus – like the McDonald’s coffee truck that was new this year and was a huge hit, as was the chili served up by Scrumptious Creative Catering of Stittsville, easily living up to the name “scrumptious.”

Registrants came not only from the Ottawa area and the Valley but also from as far away as the Yukon, New York State, Quebec and British Columbia. The new start/finish line truss along with the giant Canadian flag waving overhead made for an unforgettable experience for all of the 10K and half marathon participants. The Chief’s Chili Cook-off was again a big hit and, once again, for the second straight year, it was the Fire Services that prevailed, thanks to chief Gerry Pingitore. And even spectators and supporters are not forgotten. In previous years, the Hobbs Meats BBQ and the chili were free for participants. But the people attending who were cheering on family members or friends also needed lunch. So this year the lunch was offered to everyone, with donations being accepted. This turned out to be a win/win situation as everyone got to have lunch and over $500 was raised for Do It For Daron thanks to the donations. The Stittsville Food Bank also benefitted as food bank donation bags were given out with the race kits and were returned full. As a result, over three truck loads of food items were collected, one of the largest collections of the year for the Stittsville Food Bank. Race director Brenda Tirrell acknowledges that this 9 RUN RUN emergency services event

comes together each year so well because of the team work involved. And this team work does not just happen by magic. They work at it. This is why there is great sponsor support from the community – from Bushtukah, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Brown’s Your Independent Grocer and Stittsville Sobeys. City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri provides his support as do local businesses. And the residents of the community provide support with their patience throughout the morning in dealing with the street closures that accompany the event. Race director Tirrell acknowledges that the event is getting bigger each year but she notes that the organizers are cautious about the growth. This year, for instance, the various committee leads took on assistants. Volunteer coordinator Karen Von Jagow, for instance, had Tracey Donaldson helping her this year. Anne Paliwal, who looks after all of the food at the event, brought on Helene Rivest and Carol Moore as assistants. Site manager Pierre Blais had Fred Owen helping him and so it went. Already the organizing committee has held debriefing sessions both with the city’s event management officials as well as a committee debrief. Already some changes and improvements have been identified for next year’s event, al-

though the official planning for that event won’t start until January. Meetings for 2013’s 9 RUN RUN event will begin in January and be held monthly until the summer when the meetings will become more frequent, leading up to the days just prior to the event when the organizers meet or at least communicate on a daily basis. The formal presentation of the $40,911.12 proceeds from this year’s 9 RUN RUN emergency services run took place on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at The Royal where representatives of each of the emergency services – fire, police and paramedic – along with yellow-jacketed members of the organizing committee and other city officials gathered to hand over the giant cheque. Tracey Welsh, director of events for The Royal, noted that the event not only raises funds for Do It For Daron and The Royal’s youth early intervention study for mental health but also raises awareness in the community about youth mental health issues and The Royal. She said that 9 RUN RUN was making a difference. “I hope you feel inspired, you are making a difference,” Ms. Welsh said. Race director Brenda Tirrell thanked everyone for their involvement with the run, saying that without everyone’s help and effort, the event would not come together as it does.

Stittsville Legion news happenings Barb Vant’Slot

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Pool is played at the Legion Hall in Stittsville on Sundays at 1 p.m. You do not have to be a Legion member in order to play. For more information, please email Fred Appel at appelpit@rogers.com . On Friday evenings, there is darts, music and a movie going on at the Legion Hall, so why not drop by and enjoy a friendly visit. 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 take part in both the bingo and the euchre. Karaoke with Yellow Dory is hosting a Christmas pot luck evening on Saturday, Dec. 15, starting at 8 p.m. Everyone planning to attend should bring along a small dish of something. There will be lots of prizes and fun. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Comrade Joe Cosman. Known as “Mr. Fantastic,” he was loved by all and was a wonderful hard working volunteer. He will be sadly missed. “Lest We Forget.” Condolences go out to the entire family. Pat Fitzpatrick is home from the hospital and doing well. Get well soon, Pat. The euchre and dart players miss you. The next Ladies’ Auxiliary meeting will take place on Monday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. A Christmas dinner and get-together will follow the meeting. If you are planning to attend, please call Ladies’ Auxiliary president Shirley Pretty at 613-836-2760 as soon as possible. The Legion float in the Parade of Lights was once again beautiful. Legion president Norm Fortin would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked so hard on the float. Many from the community dropped into the Legion Hall to enjoy hot chocolate and get warm on Parade of Lights night. Legion president Norm Fortin and public relations officer Barb Vant’Slot enjoyed a recent evening at the Mayor’s Appreciation Event at Ottawa city hall. City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor gave Norm and Barb a tour of the building and his office.

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NEWS I hope everyone enjoyed the various events this past weekend. December 1st was a very busy day for many Rideau-Goulbourn residents. The North Gower Farmers’ Market’s Christmas Market was packed all day, there were hundreds in attendance at both Santa Claus parades in Manotick and Richmond and it was a beautiful, but crisp, day for Manotick’s Olde Fashioned Christmas. We also had grand openings of two new businesses in Richmond with King’s Independent Grocer and Tim Horton’s. Congratulations to owners Chris King and Susan & Paul Dennison of Tim Horton’s. December 1st also happened to be the two year anniversary of the day I was sworn into office, thus becoming your Councillor. Time goes by way too fast. 2012 has been a year of moving forward on long-standing issues with the “better late than never” resurfacing of Donnelly Drive/Fourth Line Road, the hard surfacing of the missing link along McCordick Road and the finalization of the Van Vliet Extension. Another issue that has been unresolved for far too long is the Highway 7 Service Road near Country Club Village. We have completed every necessary step and are awaiting final approval from the Ministry of the Environment. Funding has now been identified for the project and we can move forward as soon as we receive word from the MOE.

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EMC news - The Stittsville District Lions Club has donated $500 to The Hospice at May Court in Ottawa. Club member the late Patricia Peskett who passed away recently spent her final days at The Hospice at May Court. A hospice offers a place where those who are about to die can do so with dignity in a setting as close to a home setting as possible while enjoying the care and compassion required to help them be as comfortable as possible in their final days. Currently there is a huge

need for more hospice palliative care beds in the Ottawa area. There should be about 80 such community residential hospice beds for a city the size of Ottawa but right now there are just the nine beds at The Hospice at May Court. There are 30 beds at the Elizabeth Bruyere facility which are palliative care beds but these are not located in a homelike, hospice style setting. At their meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28, Stittsville District Lions Club members heard about The Hospice at May Court from guest Jana Rand, the manager of fund development and marketing for The Hospice at May Court.

She told how the hospice began in 1987 in the basement of a church in Sandy Hill and eventually wound up in 1993 at its present location on the banks of the Rideau River in old Ottawa South thanks to the May Court Club and its generosity. Besides its nine-bed residential hospice, The Hospice at May Court also operates a day hospice program which runs three days a week. “It is a hub of activity every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,” Ms. Rand said about this day hospice program, telling how it is able to operate only thanks to the efforts of volunteers – those

Just last week, we held our final Mid-Term Town Hall. The Mid-Term Town Hall series turned out to be a very positive initiative with meetings held throughout RideauGoulbourn in Kars, Richmond, North Gower, Beckett’s Landing, Burritt’s Rapids, Ashton, Munster, Manotick, Stittsville, Fallowfield and Country Club Village. Along with my Rideau-Goulbourn team of Wendy, Brenda and Karen, who worked very hard to put all of the meetings together, I’d like to thank everyone who came out to the meetings; your attendance and feedback were very much appreciated. Several new businesses opened their doors in Rideau-Goulbourn in 2012, creating new jobs in our local communities. Congratulations to Richmond Tim Horton’s, Floral Reef Designs, Creekside Gardens, Chilly Chiles, FUK Flour, Viet Express, Casa Di Zia Mia Italian Restaurant and King’s Independent Grocer on successful openings this year. Congratulations also to My Toy Shop in Manotick for being named one of Canada’s Top Toy Stores by Today’s Parent magazine. I am very much looking forward to spending another two years representing the residents of RideauGoulbourn. Thank you for allowing me to have the best job in the world.

Richmond Youth Gingerbread House Contest The City of Ottawa’s Youth Connexion Program in Partnership with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Center is hosting a Gingerbread House Making Contest for Richmond Youth Grades 5-8 at the Richmond Memorial Community Center on Wednesday, December 19th from 6:30-8:00pm. Admission is free and all supplies will be provided. I’ll be trying my hand at building a gingerbread house as well taking on our local youth. I hope to see a lot of kids come out for a fun evening.

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Stittsville District Lions Club member Al Zoschke, left, whose spouse Patricia Peskett passed away recently at The Hospice at May Court, and Lions Club president Beth Lewis, right, together present a giant cheque representing a $500 donation from the Lions Club to The Hospice at May Court to Jana Rand, centre, manager of fund development and marketing at The Hospice at May Court.

Winners in euchre Special to the News

Marion Argue had the ladies’ high score at the euchre party at the Stittsville Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street on Tuesday,

who help assist the day hospice guests during their time there as well as a host of volunteer drivers who transport the guests to and from the day hospice program. The Hospice at May Court also operates a bereavement and family support program as another of its services. Changes are happening in hospice palliative care services in the Ottawa area as The Hospice at May Court and Friends of Hospice Ottawa are merging as of Jan. 1 to become Ottawa Hospice Services. The merger will generate more funding for hospice services in the community from the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) while the unique services offered by the Hospice at May Court and the Friends of Hospice Ottawa will continue. The merger should also advance a proposal to establish a residential hospice facility in the west end of the city, perhaps in Kanata. The Hospice at May Court, just like Friends of Hospice Ottawa, offers all of its services at no cost to the clients/ patients. Since hospice care receives only partial funding from the province, fundraising to maintain its services is a major focus for The Hospice at May Court as it is with Friends of Hospice Ottawa. This means that The Hospice at May Court is involved in such fundraising events as a Homes for the Holidays tour in November and a Hike for Hospice on the first Sunday of May. It also accepts donations and has an annual $25 membership for those who want to support its work.

Nov. 27. Joan Davis was the runner-up for the ladies. Larry Romard had the men’s high score. Mike O’Connell had the most lone hands while Colleen McGillvray had the hidden score. John Mascoe had the low score. Door prizes were won by Marion Argue and Peggy Manion.

Christmas Exchange The 25th Annual Running on Empties campaign in support of the Christmas Exchange Program will take place on Saturday, December 15th at all Ottawa area Beer Stores. Volunteers will be stationed outside each Beer Store from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, collecting donated empties of beer, wine and liquor bottles from store patrons. Monies raised will go towards providing food hampers and gift certificates to families and individuals in need this holiday season. The Christmas Exchange Program is expecting close to 29,000 people to ask for assistance this Christmas, therefore, your help is needed more than ever before. You can ensure that no one runs on empty this Christmas by donating your empties on December 15th at your local Beer Store. For more info, visit www. CaringandSharing.ca

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What’s up, doc, around village of Stittsville? EMC news – The Stittsville District Lions Club has received a certificate of appreciation for the Club’s participation in the Purina Dog Walk this year. The Purina Walk for Dog Guides is a major fundraiser supporting the Lions Foundation of Canada’s dog guides program…Students from Sacred Heart Catholic High School involved in an upcoming trip to do community work in Nicaragua held a fundraising bake sale following the 5 p.m. mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Shea Road on Saturday, Nov. 24. The students have a fundraising goal of $15,000, with all of these funds to be used for community projects in Nicaragua. The students cover their own travel expenses…For those who are Scottish or who wish they were, you should make note that a Robbie Burns night will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Lions Hall on Stittsville Main Street… The Broadway Bar & Grill at the Shops of Main Street Plaza on Stittsville Main Street at Carp Road was closed last week for renovations as it will now be operating as a Hurley’s Neighbourhood Grill…Guardian Angels Catholic School has been a partner or sister school with Bayshore Catholic School which now has a new name, St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. A celebration of this new school name was held recently with Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast presiding at a special mass at the school. St. Rose of Lima lived in Peru from 1586 to 1617 and helped the old and the poor. Guardian Angels principal Andrea Green was among the special guests at the celebration…One-time Stittsville resident Shawn Little, who went on to serve on Ottawa city council from 1997 to 2006, recently died suddenly while visiting in Cuba. When in Stittsville, he ran unsuccessfully in the Nov. 1988 municipal election for a position on Goulbourn township council as a councillor representing Stittsville. Two Stittsville councillors were to be elected out of a field of six candidates, with Paul Bradley and Wayne Beaten emerging as the victorious candidates. Shawn Little placed third in the balloting while other candidates were Tom Toomey, Dan Litchinsky and John Scrim. A moment of silence for Mr. Little was observed at the beginning of the Ottawa city council

meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The flags at Ottawa city hall were flown at half-mast last Sunday, Dec. 2 in honour of the late Mr. Little and his service to the city. His memorial service was held in Ottawa last Sunday….The Fresco Bistro Italiano and Westside Lounge opened at the Grant Crossing shopping area on Hazeldean Road on Wednesday, Nov. 28. There is also an existing Fresco Bistro Italiano restaurant on Elgin Street in downtown Ottawa. Describing its cuisine as contemporary, this new restaurant at the Grant Crossing shopping area is open seven days a week: Monday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. The phone number at this new restaurant is 613-836-3838…Santa Claus is coming to the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) on Shea Road on Saturday, Dec. 15 courtesy of city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri. Santa will be the guest of honour at the councillor’s annual cookie decorating and Santa visit event which will run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon adjacent to his ward office in the GRC lobby. Youngsters can have their photos taken with Santa and can also decorate a gingerbread cookie. In addition, councillor Qadri will be awarding the prizes to the winners in his annual Christmas card contest. Everyone is welcome to attend…Don’t forget to drop into Scotiabank at the Shops of Main Street plaza on Stittsville Main Street at Carp Road to purchase some tickets on the Christmas gift basket draw filled with items ranging from an Olympus digital camera to a classic nutcracker to wine glasses and much more. All proceeds from the draw are going to the Stittsville Food Bank, with the total amount to be matched by Scotiabank. Tickets for the draw are on sale now at Scotiabank. The draw takes place on Friday, Dec. 21….The Goulbourn Township Historical Society recently presented a certificate of appreciation to Stittsville Sobeys and owner Tim LaPlante for their support to the Society…The Toys ‘R Us store in the Shoppes of Fairwinds shopping area on Hazeldean Road at the Iber Road/Huntmar Drive intersection was one of five Toy Drop Off locations for Toy Mountain

held by CTV Ottawa and the Majic 100 radio station last Saturday. A truck was parked in the Toys ‘R Us parking lot to accept the donations of new, unwrapped toys. This was one of five such Toy Drop Off locations which were at selected Toys ‘R Us or Walmart locations across the city…The Goulbourn Male Chorus, which will be performing its gala Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 16 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Young Road off Hazeldean Road in Kanata, was at the Stittsville Villa Retirement Community on Stittsville Main Street last Saturday afternoon, performing for the assembled residents in a program which included several singalong selections. The group was joined by flute player Crystal Payne as well as regular accompanist Barb Creech on the keyboard….Joy Harvey has been honoured as the “Teacher of the Month” in the Sunday School at the Stittsville United Pentecostal Church on Stittsville Main Street at Stanley’s Corners. She is one of the teachers of the Beginner Class for those aged 6 and 7. The honour was announced at last Sunday morning’s Sunday School Christmas concert at the church…Stittsville District Lions Club members who won the prizes in a Chinese auction held at the Club’s meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28 were Ed Verbiwski and Beth Lewis… Tickets are available at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street for a Christmas concert featuring the a cappella groups Harmonic Generation and Quintessence which is being held at the First Baptist Church on Laurier Avenue in downtown Ottawa on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. ($15 each or $10 for seniors and students). Gaia Java Coffee Company co-owner Paul Jay sings with both groups while both Paul and his spouse Susan Mayo sing with Quintessence. Proceeds from the concert are going to “An Early Start,” a program that provides health care and education to children in Guatemala…Stittsville photographer Sylvie Sabourin has an exhibit of her photographs entitled “Images” on display now to the end of December at the Art Space wall at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Stittsville Main Street....

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EMC news - Santa Claus is coming to Stittsville’s CIBC branch. The jolly red-suited gentleman

will be at the CIBC branch at 5527 Hazeldean Road at the Grant Crossing shopping area this Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Children will have the opportunity to have a free photo taken with Santa and to chat with him. In addition, youngsters will have

an opportunity to enjoy a Christmas craft from Michael’s. There will also be refreshments available.

To reserve a space at this Santa Claus event or for more information, please phone Lynn Young at 613831-1694, ext. 26.

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After 194 years, Richmond has a Tim Hortons john.curry@metroland.com

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area residents are like all Canadians â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they love Tim Hortons. Indeed, already owners Susan and Paul Dennison are figuring out ways to add a bit more seating inside to meet the demand. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing that this newly opened Tim Hortons in the new shopping area at the corner of Shea Road and Perth Street in Richmond, adjacent to the new Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Independent Grocer which opened last Friday,

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There is free WiFi access as well. A brief ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of this new Tim Hortons was held last Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1, with city of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt on hand for the 2:35 p.m. event. Floating bouquets of red and white balloons added a festive background to the cer-

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Councillor praises infrastructure renewal program posed to this initiative by the Ontario Lottery Corporation since it does not recognize the value of the Rideau Carleton Raceway which not only provides 1,000 jobs in the area but also helps communities and groups raise money through such programs at the “Night at the Races” where communities such as Richmond or organizations like the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind can benefit from special race nights at the race track. He said that his preference would be to allow the Rideau Carleton Raceway to expand to become a full casino, noting that the land available for such an expansion is already there. He said that there is a lot of potential at the Raceway site, noting that the Super Ex may someday locate across the road from the Raceway.

Councillor Moffatt lamented that the Ontario lottery Corporation seems to have a focus on the inner core of the city in establishing a full casino in Ottawa. In response to comments that the city’s recent move to bi-weekly garbage collection may be resulting in increasing dumping of garbage at rural locations, councillor Moffatt said that dumping of garbage in rural areas is a reality no matter what the pick-up schedule is. He said that such dumping is wrong and people are not supposed to do it. He urged people to report such incidents when they happen. He said that there is a fine

that can be levied but he admitted that it is hard to catch the people who do such dumping. Councillor Moffatt noted that the changes to the garbage pickup which requires fewer trucks on the road means that the garbage tax rate is dropping this year from $93 to $82. He said that without the changes, the rate would have increased. This mid-term town hall meeting hosted by councillor Moffatt was not on the original schedule for such meetings. However, councillor Moffatt admitted that that initial schedule had left a “gaping hole” for residents

in the Stanley’s Corners area south of Stittsville and so he added this Nov. 28 meeting at the Goulbourn Town Hall. He said that these mid-term town hall meetings had provided him with the opportunity to get out and talk to residents all over the ward, touching virtually every community and to respond to questions posed by residents attending the meetings. At the meeting, he touched on city-wide issues such as light rail transit (LRT), the Lansdowne Park redevelopment, solid waste services (garbage collection) and the 2013 budget as well as more local issues such as rural roads.

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were repaved this past summer under the program and that there will be more roads repaved both next summer and in 2014. In addition, the city has increased the funding allocated to gravelling rural roads. Councillor Moffatt noted that this is important since there are 177 kilometers of gravel roads in the RideauGoulbourn ward. A number of roads in Rideau-Goulbourn saw gravelling improvements this year. At the meeting, which was councillor Moffatt’s 11th and last such mid-term town hall meeting at locations across the ward over the past couple of months, the councillor voiced his concerns about the current initiative to establish a casino in the city of Ottawa to the detriment of the Rideau Carleton Raceway. He said that he was op-

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certainly a welcome clothing addition on this evening when the thermometer was reading minus seven degrees. And not only were the creators of the 25 banners which will now be hung up along McBean Street recognized and honoured but also they all had the pleasure of seeing their banner on display, strung up

high against the dark sky. So, there they swayed in the light easterly breeze that prevailed, bearing the names of their creators like Brady, Gracie, Trinity, Hillary, Owen, Mila, Abu, Hannah, Mila, Mika and more, while the wintertime scenes created on each banner reminded everyone of the joy of winter activity.

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Happily waiting to perform in the Sunday School Christmas concert at the Stittsville United Pentecostal Church on Stittsville Main Street at Stanley’s Corners last Sunday morning, Dec. 2 are, from left, Jadyn Charles, playing the role of one of the Three Wide Men; Darren Richards, a shepherd; and Jermaila Bruce, also a shepherd.

Performing in the toddler class’ sung presentation of “The Perfect Star” in the Sunday School Christmas concert at the Stittsville United Pentecostal Church on Stittsville Main Street at Stanley’s Corners are, from left, Sanai Richards, Shiloh Whyte, who is hidden behind the star that she is holding, teacher Don Hatfield and Savannah Gallinore.

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EMC news - An updated version of Charles Dickens’ famous “A Christmas Carol,” skits centered on the true meaning of Christmas with titles like “Does God Give Us Christmas Presents,” “Where Is Baby Jesus?” and “Everything I Need To Know About Christmas,” a poem of welcome and a song delivered by a trio of the very youngest combined to herald in the Christmas season at the Stittsville United Pentecostal Church last Sunday morning, Dec. 2. It was the church’s Sunday School Christmas concert involving close to 100 youngsters ranging in age from 2 right through to 18. And, as Pastor Dwayne McCarty told the congregation following the concert, the Christmas season had been launched at the church with this concert as he urged everyone to focus their efforts on Christmas from now until after the big day. But he also reminded everyone that Christmas is not just about one day but is about everyone knowing Jesus Christ and showing the world what Jesus is all about. The concert, presented on the church’s stage with nonflammable candles and garland laid across the front and seasonal lights glowing from above it, began with the toddler class, a trio of two and three year olds, singing “The Perfect Star” with the help of their teachers Don and Yvonne Hatfield. Shiloh Whyte held up a star during the presentation while angel Savannah Gallinore and Sanai Richards, holding the baby Jesus, stood on each side. While the Sunday School’s youngest opened the concert, it was the Sunday School’s youth class with its 15 to 18 year olds who closed out the concert with a skit that brought out the real meaning of Christmas before ending

with the singing of “Joy To The World” which turned into a singalong for the audience, along with spontaneous rhythmic clapping. The Sunday School youth class is taught by Michelle Williams, Kim Brown and Ryan Faubert. In between these performances by the Sunday School’s youngest and eldest, there were performances by the kindergarten class (ages 4 and 5) under teachers Theresa Milton and Margaret Leggate; the beginner class (ages six and seven) with teachers Joy Harvey and Faye Ennis; the primary class (ages 8 and 9) under teachers Debby Laurin, Aisosa Adeghe and Oliana Dorasatin; the pre-teen class (ages 10 and 11) with teachers Cindy Dummitt and Shelley Doucette; and the teen class (ages 12 to 14) under teachers Jonathon and Heather Maki. It was this teen class which presented a skit called “A Modern Christmas Carol,” telling the famous story of Scrooge but from a presentday perspective, involving Girl Guides knocking at the door as well as vignettes at an office and at a hospital. But whether this modern version or the traditional Dickens’ story, the ending was the same – Scooge discovers what the Christmas spirit truly means in terms of generosity – his bah, humbug attitude is gone. The kindergarten class used green cards, each bearing a giant letter, to spell out the word “Welcome” which was the message that the youngsters wanted to convey, yelling out the word as they finished their performance. The beginner class sang “Away in a Manger”, with the 17 youngsters who were dressed up like shepherds and angels and more standing behind a cardboard stable in which the baby Jesus lay. The 18 members of the primary class delivered the message of celebrating the best gift at Christmas, namely the gift of Christ.

The pre-teen class performed a skit called “Where Is Baby Jesus?,” with a crib filled

initially with a wide variety of items ranging from a box of crackers to Santa’s beard be-

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EMC news - Want evidence that the human voice is the world’s greatest musical instrument? Simple. Listen to the Capital City Chorus. Case closed. Those who were at the concert featuring the Capital City Chorus at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Stittsville last Saturday evening, Dec. 1 saw and enjoyed how the human voice, without any musical instrumentation at all but simply used a cappella, can fill a space with harmonies and melodies. And it’s hard to believe that there could be a more beautiful rendition of that iconic Christmas hymn “Silent Night” than the version delivered by the Capital City Chorus at this concert. The group’s director Denis Laflamme did use the occasion of this concert to provide a little insight into barbershop singing, explaining the four vocal parts that make up the Capital City Chorus or any barbershop group. There’s the leads who provide the melody. Then there’s the basses at the other end of the spectrum. “These guys – they bring the testosterone to our Chorus”’ director Laflamme commented. And after the basses demonstrated their sound, director Laflamme gave an admiring

assessment: “That’s pretty manly stuff right there.” The tenors are the complete opposite of the basses in terms of sound, Mr. Laflamme pointed out, saying that the tenors add “the sparkle in our Chorus.” The fourth part of any barbershop group involves the baritones who, Mr. Laflamme said, get to sing the notes left over by all of the other singers. And while this may seem rather confusing, with four different musical sounds uniting to create melody and harmony in song, you only had to be at this concert to know that this works. And, boy, does it ever work! The first half of the concert featured traditional barbershop songs, with the purely Christmas songs reserved for the second half of the program. The 33 voices of the Capital City Chorus, dressed in black except for white ties and white suspenders for the first part of the concert, delivered a range of songs, from “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You” which was written in 1944 but whose best known version is Dean Martin’s 1965 hit to the spiritual “Sweet Hour of Prayer” to an Elton John composition from The Lion King called “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” to a Negro spiritual tune “When I

Lift Up My Head.” But while the first part of the concert showed the diversity and musical skill of these a cappella, barbershop singers, it was the second part which really brought home the group’s awesome talent. Not only did the group have a different appearance thanks to red and green scarves which were slung around their necks but also they delivered an array of familiar Christmas tunes and hymns that not only had the audience of 130 singing along but also had the audience captured with the ongoing melodies, harmony and just downright powerful singing. It’s no wonder that the group received a standing ovation at the end of the concert. But those in attendance heard in this second half of the concert many of the standard Christmas hymns – “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Silent Night,” “Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” and “O Come All Yet Faithful.” A quartet from the group, called “Sound Evolution,” sang “Let It Snow” and “What Child Is This?” while the full Chorus continued with Josh Groban’s “He Raised Me Up” and the familiar “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and “O Holy Night” before finishing up with “Mary, Did You Know?”, “Little Drummer Boy” and Handel’s “Hallelu-

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Denis Laflamme, centre, director of the Capital City Chorus barbershop group which is standing behind him, encourages the audience to take part in a singalong number during the Capital City Chorus concert at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Stittsville last Saturday, Dec. 1. jah.” In his closing remarks, Chorus director Denis Laflamme noted the superb acoustics that exist in St. Thomas Anglican Church. This is a fact that becomes extremely evident when a group like the Capital City Chorus performs and fills the space with a cappella harmonies at their best. For those who might want to hear for themselves or to hear again the Capital City Chorus, the group will be performing its own Christ-

mas concert on Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. each night at the Dominion Chalmers Church in downtown Ottawa. While the Chorus performing at St. Thomas Anglican Church last Saturday had 30 plus members involved, this upcoming concert will include the full Chorus with upwards of 80 voices. Tickets for this upcoming Capital City Chorus concert are available by going to www.capitalcitychorus.org .

At the Stittsville concert last Saturday, the Capital City Chorus had its Christmas CD for sale. The funds generated from the sale of these CD’s go to support children with speech impediments and to Sing Canada Harmony which supports the promotion of singing by youth. The Capital City Chorus is dedicated to the unique style of music known as “barbershop.” The Chorus, which began in 1957, has won a number of awards over the years for its singing.

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EMC news - A reindeer with lipstick? With eye shadow? With earrings? And while the reindeer traditionally pulling Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sleigh may or may not have such adornments, that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop youngsters aged 6 to 10, all girls, at an ELEMENOPAINT holiday painting project in Stittsville on Saturday morning, Nov. 24 from adding their own embellishments if they wanted to the reindeer that they created on canvas under the direction of ELEMENOPAINTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Rochelle James. So, for Olivia MacMillan, for instance, that meant lipstick and earrings. Now most of the reindeer created using acrylic paints were of a more traditional appearance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; antlers, eyes, ears, nose, surrounded by coloured bells and bobbles. Add some sparkle to the paint plus a bow with a piece of ribbon and you get the makings of a reindeer portrait that even Santa would love. Each of the nine artists took home their reindeer painting. In addition, the young artists all worked on communal or group reindeer portrait which is going to be donated to a community location to add a little holiday cheer to the community in ELEMENOPAINT style. Those who created this reindeer artwork were Oliva MacMillan, Olivia Harrison, Emerson Fagan, Merima Becirovic, Kaitlyn Sanford, Leyla Yesdani, Rachel Bell, Olivia Goldie and Hannah Bell.

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EMC news - Wow, what a parade! The floats just kept on coming in last Saturday’s Santa Claus parade in Richmond. In fact, there were 25 of them in total and all of them were great. There were some real long ones such as the city of Ottawa float carrying mayor Jim Watson and city councillors Shad Qadri of the Stittsville ward and Scott Moffatt of the Rideau-Goulbourn ward. But what about the St. John’s Anglican Church float with its “Pirates of the Caribbean” theme, complete with pirate flag – it stretched out a long way. Guess pirate ships were long! Or what about the 3rd Richmond Brownies float, another long one, complete with its red shack. But length wasn’t the only WOW factor to this year’s parade. Horses seemed to be everywhere. There was Sue Argue’s wheeled cart with the Duke of Richmond as a passenger. No wonder this won the “AHH” Award that goes each year to the parade entry which produces an “ohh and ahh” reaction among parade onlookers. But this was not the only horse-powered entry. Jason’s Landscaping’s wagon entry was pulled by a pair of heavy horses. The Brophy Financial Planning entry, a red wagon filled with people with Santa hats, was powered by a pair of horses. Besides the municipal politicians riding on the city float, both federal MP Gordon O’Connor and provincial MPP Jack MacLaren were in the parade. MP Gordon O’Connor, wearing a Santa hat, walked along the McBean Street/Perth Street route while Bruce Webster followed along driving an antique vehi-

cle emblazoned with the MP’s name. MPP Jack MacLaren rode along the parade route in a sleigh which in turn was sitting on a float. The Step by Step School of Dance lit up the parade route with the youngsters’ colourful red outfits, both those walking along with the group’s identification banner and also those riding on the float. You had to love the Richmond Curling Club float, whether a curler or not, with its backdrop of a curling house with its rings. And the St. Philip Catholic Church float conveyed the spirit of the season with its crèche scene carried in a tractor’s loader bucket – and the shed on the float being pulled by the tractor was awesome. It was great to hear the music played by the South Carleton High School band members who were riding on a wagon. And their Santa hats added a Christmas touch to go with the music. Music was also featured early on in the parade when organ-grinder Alan Rushforth

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Robyn Argue, right, drives her horse-pulled big wheeled buggy as she is accompanied by the costumed Duke of Richmond a.k.a. Robin Derrick, left, in the Santa Claus parade in Richmond last Saturday, Dec. 1.

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Waving from the city of Ottawa float in the Santa Claus parade in Richmond last Saturday, Dec. 1 are, from left, city of Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, city of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt and city of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri.

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Poppy campaign, seniors dinner at Richmond Legion Wendy Ryan Special to the News

Thanks to everyone who supported the Richmond Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 poppy campaign. To date a total of $13,779.70 has been raised thanks to the generosity of the community. There was a fantastic turnout of nonLegion members for the branchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s door-to-door campaign. Also of note are the ongoing support of wreath sponsorships by local businesses and the many dollars deposited in the

various counter boxes in stores in both Richmond and Munster. Thanks also for the donations of those who lay wreaths at the Remembrance Day ceremony. All of these make it possible for the Richmond Legion to make donations to local veterans and seniors programs and care facilities and to present bursaries for post-secondary studies. The Richmond Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual seniors Christmas dinner last Sunday, Dec. 2 saw about 100 guests served

a full turkey dinner. This event has been held every year since 1975 as a way of the Legion saying thank you to those in the community over the age of 70 for their support throughout the year. Through the generosity of local businesses, about 50 door prizes were given away. Thanks go to Richmond Home Hardware, Richmond IDA Pharmacy, Richmond Nursery, Silhouette Hair Studio, Hair Expectations & Spa, Spotlight on Hair Studio, Bakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bean CafĂŠ, Chin Hon Restaurant, Milano Piz-

zeria, Sammy Boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pancake House and MacEwen Gas for their donations. Thanks also to Fiddleheads for providing the musical entertainment that was enjoyed by all. The Richmond Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dart league is going strong with just eight points separating ďŹ rst from last place. Rob Maguire, Peter Neidy and Brian Fawcett lead in wins. The league has a talent pool of spares. The season will run through until next April, winding up with an awards banquet. Upcoming events at the Legion in-

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Lisa Robertson, centre, who was exposed to teaching during her co-op placement at Holy Sacred Heart Catholic High School student Leah MacIsaac stands with her display board Spirit Catholic School in Stittsville, is in front of a display board about the placement outlining her co-op placement experience as a pastry chef at Scrumptious Catering in with fellow grade 11 students Lindsay Bush, left, and Connor Galway, right. Stittsville.

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EMC news - A co-op career fair at Sacred Heart Catholic High School on Thursday, Nov. 29 displayed the range of co-op education opportunities which students get to experience. Boards a la science fairs of old were set up in the school’s atrium which outlined what a particular student had done at a specific coop placement. The student was at the display, ready to respond to questions and inquiries about the placement, as other students toured

past the lineup of co-op display boards. The co-op experiences outlined on these boards ranged from being an educational assistant at an elementary school to being a veterinary technician at a local vet clinic such as the Carp Road Animal Hospital or the Stittsville Small Animal Clinic to being a retail associate at Sport Chek to experiencing being a developmental service worker at the Main Street Community Services to being a mechanic’s assistant at Stittsville Trailer Sales to being a grocery clerk at Richmond valu-mart to being a conservation researcher at the Canadian

Wildlife Federation to being a physiotherapist at West Physio. Sacred Heart grade 11 student Leah MacIsaac had a co-op placement as a pastry chef at Scrumptious Catering in Stittsville. She admitted that she was not very experienced in baking when she first went there but pointed out that while there she learned the basics of making pastries including muffins, cookies and cupcakes. She got to mix up the ingredients and bake the items which, she admits, came out okay. This placement has sparked her interest in

baking and she admits that she now does more baking at home and especially has more confidence in trying out new recipes. For Sacred Heart grade 11 student Lisa Robertson, her co-op placement involved working with students at Holy Spirit Catholic School in Stittsville. She worked with individual students and read a lot with them. “The kids inspired me to inspire them,” she said in describing how she was affected by her placement at the school. She said that this coop placement has helped her think about a career working with children.

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Cards being sold across Canada feature Peter Milesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; art John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

EMC news - Christmas cards featuring a scene painted by Richmond artist Peter Miles are being sold in Chapters and Indigo stores across Canada.

This is the second consecutive year that Mr. Milesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scene of a red farmhouse has been chosen as a Christmas card scene by Chapters/Indigo. Called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Farmhouse in Canadaâ&#x20AC;? by Chapters/Indigo, it is being sold in boxed Christmas card sets of 20 at a

price of $15.99 in stores across Canada and also online. Some 3,400 boxes of the cards have been printed. Mr. Miles notes that the scene on the front of each card has his name on them as the artist while each box of cards also has his website address

on it. This is important to him not only because he is receiving compliments about the Christmas card artwork from around the world but also because he has other cards featuring his artwork available for sale on his website. These include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rideau Canal Skating,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snowy Decemberâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winter on Hay Lake.â&#x20AC;? Mr. Miles did the red farmhouse painting which appears on the Chapters/Indigo card from a picture. All he knows is that it is a scene from somewhere in Ontario. He was at the Chapters store at Kanata Centrum last Friday evening with the

original painting on display as well as boxes of the cards. He does not have to do this kind of promotion through his arrangement with Chapters/ Indigo about the Christmas card but he decided to do it to help with the sale of the cards while also getting a little bit of promotion for himself and his artwork. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a win/win situation, in his view. Mr. Miles has recently appeared on WPBS TV in Watertown during its fundraising art auction where he was interviewed about his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winter on Hay Lakeâ&#x20AC;? painting as well about his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rideau Canal Skatingâ&#x20AC;? painting, both of which are featured on Christmas

cards which he sells himself. Mr. Miles, who was born in Ottawa, is a self-taught artist who has been painting seriously since 1985. He attended the Ottawa School of Art and through the years he has taken private classes with some of the top local artists. In 1998, he opened his own studio in Richmond where he enjoys painting a variety of scenes including wildlife, landscape and seascapes, using oils. He also specializes in commission work and in holding workshops. Mr. Miles can be contacted at 613-324-5746 or via email at peter@petermiles. ca . His website can be found at www.petermiles.ca .

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Trombone flourish sounds as ribbon cut John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

EMC news - The trombone has quite a story. Johann Sebastian Bach used the trombone in his cantatas as did George Frideric Handel. Renowned composers Joseph Haydn and Woldgang Amadeus Mozart used trombones in a number of their sacred works while Mozart used it in several operas. In the 1800â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, the trombone found a place in symphonies including some by Ludwig van Beethoven. And because of Beethovenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inďŹ&#x201A;uence, trombones became fully integrated in orchestras for a number of 19th century composers. The trombone continued to have an important place in works for orchestras into the 20th century, with prominent parts in the works of many composers including works by Richard Strauss, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. And so with such a legacy, it should perhaps not be surprising that the musical ďŹ&#x201A;ourish announcing the cutting of the ribbon to ofďŹ cially open the new Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) store in Richmond last Friday morning, Nov. 30 came from a trombone played by David Arthur. As the trombone notes rose from just inside the entrance, the click of a pair of giant golden scissors sounded as well as the scissors sliced through the red ribbon that was stretched out before a huddle of special guests and staff, all taking part in this grand opening ceremony. City of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor

Scott Moffatt was among these special guests, taking part after having just completed some personal shopping in the new store as the doors had opened an hour or so earlier for shoppers. So, with this trombone ďŹ&#x201A;ourish and ribbon cutting, the 27,000 square foot premises of the new Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Independent Grocer at the newly developed shopping area at the corner of Perth Street and Shea Road at the

eastern gateway to Richmond were ofďŹ cially opened. The new store, with its dĂŠcor featuring a rainbow of colours and signage that engage the eye, features all brand new ďŹ xtures, shelving, refrigerated units and equipment. It features an enhanced wide open area for fresh fruits and vegetables, an area triple in size to what existed in the former Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s valu-mart at the Richmond Plaza.

There are eight aisles of grocery items, featuring more selection, both in variety and in sizes. And the prices â&#x20AC;&#x201C; well, they are more competitive with more specials thanks to the switch to the Your Independent Grocer banner. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the salad bar, a sandwich area, a bakery, a deli, dips and cheese galore, meat, seafood, breads, pizzas, and an extensive health and beauty aisle, all among

the offerings and features at this new Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s YIG store. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lot of parking and a ďŹ&#x201A;eet of 150 shopping carts, all brand new. But, while it has all these improvements and bells and whistles, owner Chris King is emphatic that the store will continue to provide the â&#x20AC;&#x153;small town feelâ&#x20AC;? that customers have come to expect and enjoy from their experience at his former valumart location.

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At the official ribbon cutting to mark the grand opening of the new Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) in Richmond last Friday, Nov. 30 are, from left, grocery manager Kevin Brophy; meat manager Arnold Van Lankveld; produce manager Dave Winton; inventory manager Dianne Delahunt; bookkeeper Lia Laframboise; YIG district manager Jeff Mitchell; city of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt; owner Chris King and his wife and co-owner Shawna King who are cutting the ribbon with a pair of giant scissors and who are with their children Sierra King and Cooper King (in front); deli manager Donna Brunet; and bakery manager Louise Patenaude.

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Jackie Bourne fills up her shopping cart as she shops in the new King’s Your Independent Grocer in Richmond on the store’s opening day last Friday, Nov. 30.

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Karin Saalman, right, reaches for a bag of sweet peppers as she and three year old Bridget Van Leeuwen, left, sitting in the shopping cart, enjoy shopping together in the new King’s Your Independent Grocer in Richmond on its grand opening day last Friday, Nov. 30.

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Tree lighting marks beginning of Advent John Curry

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EMC news - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the lighting of a tree but it is so much more than that. It marks the beginning of the Advent season for the Sacred Heart Catholic High School community. And each gesture in the tree lighting ceremony has a symbolic meaning. Five candles marking the opening of the ceremony represented Jesus as the Light of the World. Christmas balls hanging from the ceiling of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s atrium where the ceremony took place on Thursday evening, Nov. 29 represented each home room, welcoming everyone to the school community. Each of the 75 Christmas balls hanging on the tree itself bore the name of a student or staff member at the school to represent the school community. Bells placed on the tree stood for the joy found in the celebration. Doves placed on the tree represented the Holy Spirit. Gifts tied up with bright bows and ribbons represented, in these bows and ribbons, the connections that tie the Sacred Heart community together. And a paper chain placed on the tree was a sign of the connectedness existing between the school community and families and individuals. The tree lighting ceremony also included a presentation of the nativity story, with

students assuming the roles of Mary and Joseph, angels, shepherds and the three wise men, all centred around a wooden crèche erected beside the Christmas tree. In her welcoming remarks at the tree lighting ceremony, Sacred Heart principal Cindy Owens recounted one of the legends dealing with why the Christmas tree is so special in Christian tradition. This particular legend mentioned by principal Owens dealt with an old pine tree that hid the Holy Family while it was fleeing from soldiers. She noted that the placing of lights and decorations on a tree represent the joy of the Christmas season. A liturgy saw the tree blessed as the tree lights were turned on, first around the bottom of the tree, then the lights above that and finally the rest of the tree lights including a blue star placed on the wall high above the tree. Music played a big part in the ceremony, with a choir featuring the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Girls Glee Club and the Only Boys Aloud groups under the direction of teacher Theresa Clarke singing such seasonal hymns as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silent Night,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh Come All Ye Faithful,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joy to the World.â&#x20AC;? Following the tree lighting ceremony and presentation of the nativity story, which was attended by about 200 people in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s atrium, sit-

ting on white-draped chairs, there was a period of family activities and fellowship in the adjacent corridor where hot chocolate, apple cider, cake and gingerbread cookies were available. There was

also Christmas craft activities for youngsters, making reindeer and Santa related crafts. There was a movie to watch and a Husky mascot wearing a Santa hat was making the rounds.

Donations were being accepted for a trio of recipients including the CHEO Mental Health Art Therapy Program, the Ottawa Mission and the Stittsville Food Bank. The Sacred Heart High

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A giant Christmas tree is aglow with lights with a shining star over it as Christmas lights adorn second floor windows looking out onto the atrium at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville at the family tree lighting ceremony which took place there on Thursday evening, Nov. 29, with members of the Girls Glee Club and the Only Boys Aloud Choir singing under the direction of teacher Theresa Clarke.

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gone to the outhouse at the last minute and was well wrapped up for the long, freezing day ahead. There was no sleeping in on turkey fair day. We were roused before dawn, because Father wanted to claim a good spot on the main street. Sales depended on where you parked the sleigh. Too far down Raglan, in either direction, meant you would be lucky to get rid of everything you had brought in from Northcote. The people who lived in town werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about to walk beyond the main business core. Once we claimed our spot, Father would unhitch the team and walk it down to the drive shed at the south end of town and we were

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Once a year, farmers from far and wide converged on the town of Renfrew for what they all hoped would be a prosperous day - the turkey fair. Ideally, all the fowl would be sold and that would mean a brighter Christmas at a time when money was as scarce as hens teeth. Of course it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t only turkeys that were taken into town: geese, eggs, butter, fresh cream and always on our big flat bottomed sleigh would be Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sticky buns, which were usually the first to be sold. Turkey fair day was also on a Saturday, so there were many hands to help with getting everything loaded on the sleigh, preparing a hearty lunch and making sure everyone had

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ready for business. The stores opened early that day, which delighted my sister Audrey and me because we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to hang around the sleigh, we wanted to start at one end of the street and work our way through every store. We went into stores we would never dream of entering any other time. Who could afford a store like Frasers? Just the rich people of Renfrew, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who. So Audrey and I would go in and the store always smelled of lemons for some reason and of the newness of clothes and there was always a big bowl of peppermints on the counter by each register. These candies were little round discs, dusty with peppermint powder and my sister and I always grabbed one each after we had circled the store looking at the beautiful clothes. At the â&#x20AC;&#x153;rich peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stores,â&#x20AC;? as Audrey and I called them, they seemed to know we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there to buy anything, because no one ever came up to us to offer help. That suited us just fine. By the time noon rolled around, we were ready for lunch and ready to head over to the Canadian Pacific Railway station to go to the bathroom. I never saw Mother or Father eat. I have no idea if they did, but we five kids were each handed a brown paper bag (saved of course from a purchase at Briscoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store) just as the town clock struck noon. Through the generosity of one of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restaurants, we were allowed to eat our lunch in one of the booths inside where it was warm. After we had eaten our plain jelly sandwich, we were more than ready to visit the station to use its facility. This was the one point in the day I dreaded. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure it was my imagination, but I always thought the station master didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t approve of us farm children coming in just to use the bath-

room. He wore a cap with a green celluloid piece in the front and he peered out from under it, scowling. We tried to be as quiet as possible and stomped the snow off our feet when we went in so as not to leave a wet mark on the floor. The whole place was painted a sickly green and smelled of strong disinfectant. Audrey and me used the bathroom as quickly as possible, so that we could head back to the main street. My sister always went to the counter and said thank you, but the station agent never raised his head. That afternoon, the turkey fair was coming to an end. I was too scared to ask Mother if everything she had brought in on the sleigh had sold. But I could usually tell from the look on her face. Everett would be sent to bring the horses from the drive shed and Father would hitch them up to the sleigh and we would pile onto the blankets, which had been laid out over a straw bed. They would be covered with white flour bag sheets at the start of the day so that everything offered for sale would look its best and look meticulously clean. Audrey would fold up the sheets and with Mother and Father on the one seat on the sleigh, and we five crowded onto the bed, we would head out for Northcote. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long for the sun to fade and by the time we reached the Northcote Side Road the daylight would be gone. Father would light a lantern and hang it on the post at the front of the sleigh. Only then would Mother tell us what kind of day it had been. If it was a good one, we would sing all the way home. If things hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gone as well as expected, we were all very quiet. But whatever was realized at the turkey fair, it was enough to tide us over for another spell and Mother would say â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than we had yesterday.â&#x20AC;?

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Servings: four to six Ingredients * 1 tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil * 1.5 tsp (7 ml) each of ground cumin and coriander * 0.5 tsp (2 ml) ground cinnamon * pinch of cayenne pepper * 750 g pork tenderloin Ginger strawberry sauce 0.75 cup (175 ml) apple jelly 2 tbsp (25 ml) lemon juice 1.5 tsp (7 ml) grated fresh gingerroot (or 0.5 tsp/2 ml ground ginger) 2 cups (500 ml) sliced hulled strawberries Preparation In small bowl, mix together oil, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and cayenne; brush all over pork tenderloin. Let stand for 20 minutes. Place on grill over medium heat; close lid and cook for 18 to 25 minutes or until just a hint of pink remains, turning halfway through. Remove to cutting board; let stand tented with foil for 10 to 15 minutes before diagonally slicing into half-inch (1 centimetre) thick slices. Ginger strawberry sauce Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, heat the jelly, lemon juice and ginger, stirring to melt the jelly. Turn off the heat and stir in the strawberries. Spoon some sauce onto plates and arrange the meat slices over top. Drizzle the remaining sauce over the meat. Tip: cook the meat to 160 F (70 C) on a meat thermometer.

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T.G. Carroll Cartage Ltd. is seeking road maintenance workers with a DZ licence. Previous plow/salter experience an asset. Fax 613-836-7658 or tgcarroll@ sympatico.ca

Winter Storage for Boats, Cars & more, also available Mini Storage Units 10x20 $120/ month Richmond/North Gower Area. Call (613)880-0494.

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IN MEMORIAM ARMSTRONG In loving memory of our dear parents and grandparents Madeleine who passed away December 14, 1991 and Horace who passed away December 11, 1995. May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper so you hear, We will always love and miss you, And wish you were still here. Sadly missed, Wendell and Miriam Ross and Eileen Stanley and Edith and Families

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

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December 3rd 2012 STITTSVILLE PARADE OF LIGHTS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; THANK YOU! I would like to take a moment to thank all the supporters who attended the Stittsville Parade of Lights on Saturday November 24th on Stittsville Main Street. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parade was a great success with the community coming together and putting on a great event! I would like to thank my guests MP Gordon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor, MPP Jack MacLaren, Councillor Moffatt, Councillor Hubely, Councillor Wilkinson and their guests for joining me on Saturday evening. I would also like to thank the Stittsville Village Association for organizing the event, the Stittsville Lions Club for the Christmas lights in the park and for collecting non-perishable food donations for the Stittsville Food Bank and of course all the volunteers and participants of the parade. Furthermore, a big thank you to the firefighters at Station 46 on Iber road and for Station 81 on Stittsville Main Street for taking part in the parade. Check out my website for more event photos!

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At Goulbourn Museum Emily Monette, left, chats with vendor Julie Stewart, right, of Fine Fibre Finds which deals in recycled fine yarns and fibres at the Uniquely Goulbourn Art & Craft Sale at the Goulbourn Museum at Stanleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corners last Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2.

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REMINDER: CHRISTMAS CARD CONTEST OPEN TO STITTSVILLE CHILDREN My Christmas Card Contest for children in the Stittsville community is now open. I encourage your child to express their artistic and creative side through holiday creativity. Winning submissions will be on display for thousands of people to enjoy this holiday season, as the winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artwork will be prominently featured as my office Christmas e-card. All entries will proudly be displayed on my Ward office windows at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Age categories are up to 6 years old, 7 to 10 years old and 11 to 13 years old. Once all entries have been received, an impartial team of judges will choose a total of four winning designs. 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 artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, phone number and age on the back of their entry. Please submit your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entry no later than noon on Thursday December 6th 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. I am excited to see this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talent from our future Artists! JOHN BRUMMELL/METROLAND

COOKIE DECORATING AND SANTA VISIT On Saturday, December 15th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon at my Ward office, in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) at 1500 Shea Road, you can come and have your photo taken with Santa! Additionally, winners from my Christmas card contest will be announced and awarded a prize. I look forward to seeing you all! So come on out and decorate a gingerbread cookie!

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OTTAWA FOOD BANK & STITTSVILLE FOOD BANK DONATIONS NEEDED As the holidays quickly approach, the food banks across the City are in need of your help. Stittsville Food Bank bins are located at my ward office in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, Sobeys, Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Independent Grocer, Giant Tiger in the Jackson Trails Plaza, and at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Stittsville Food Bank will also accept monetary donations that can be forwarded to: Care of, Stittsville Food Bank, PO Box 878, Stittsville, ON, K2S 1B1. If you need assistance, I encourage you to contact the Stittsville Food Bank at (613) 831-0451. Furthermore, the 2012 OC Transpo/LoblawÂŽ Annual Christmas Food Drive is a special event that marks the 28th year of the annual partnership with Loblaws ÂŽ, Real Canadian Superstores ÂŽ, and selected Your Independent Grocersâ&#x201E;˘. I invite you to get in the true holiday spirit by volunteering to accept cash and food donations on Saturday, December 8 between 9am-6pm at any of the 19 participating Loblaws, Superstores and Your Independent Grocers stores across Ottawa. This volunteer opportunity also qualifies as community service hours for high school students. If you or your family members are available to help on December 8, please contact OCvolunteer@ottawa.ca. You can also contact Brigitte Bitar at 613-842-3636 ext. 2488.

  

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EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; St. Philip Catholic Church will be having a Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas Eve Pageant at the 4:30 p.m. mass on Christmas Eve. Those taking part had an initial practice last Sunday, Dec. 2 and will be continuing with practices on Sundays, Dec. 9, 16 and 23 leading up to Christmas Eveâ&#x20AC;ŚThe Richmond Cooperative Nursery School held a gingerbread social before last Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Santa Claus Parade. The Nursery School youngsters enjoyed hot chocolate and making Christmas-themed crafts while also decorating gingerbread cookies before going out to enjoy the 11 a.m. paradeâ&#x20AC;ŚCity of Ottawa Rideau-Goulbourn ward councillor Scott Moffatt was at Bakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bean on Perth Street on Thursday, Nov. 29, working for several hours in his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Councillor for Hireâ&#x20AC;? initiative where he works at a business or farm or organization in the ward for a day to learn more about these businesses/farms/organizations in the ward while also having a chance to chat with residents in an informal setting. He has been doing this on a monthly basis for over a year now and has found that this â&#x20AC;&#x153;Councillor for Hireâ&#x20AC;? program has proven to be popularâ&#x20AC;ŚRadio station Hot 89.9 conducted a remote broadcast from the new Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Independent Grocer at the new shopping area at the corner of Shea Road and Perth Street last Saturdayâ&#x20AC;ŚCreekside Gardens (formerly Lalondeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Richmond Gardens) on Ottawa Street at Eagleson Road is hosting a two-day Christmas Farmers Market on Friday, Dec. 14 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be Christmas trees, poinsettias, fresh wreaths, live music and over 50 local vendors. Free admission and parking. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a chance to visit the new gift shop at Creekside Gardens.For more information, check out the website at www. creeksidegardensottawa.com

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The firefighters at Station 46, at 34 Iber Road, have planned a Christmas lighting ceremony of the station to bring the residents back to the fire hall. This is a great initiative to further integrate the firefighters within the Stittsville community and our local business partners. Home Depot has partnered with the supply of lights and Sobeys Stittsville with be providing snacks and refreshments for the lighting ceremony which is planned for Tuesday December 4th at 7:00pm. I look forward to this event and seeing you all there for the lighting of the fire station!


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At. St. Philip’s parish hall Preparing items for sale at the annual Christmas bake sale at the St. Philip Catholic Church’s parish hall last Saturday, Dec. 1 are, from left, Maureen Stitt, Anna Ranieri and Rita Dodd.

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Goodies at bake sale Looking over the goodies on sale at the annual Christmas bake sale at St. Philip’s parish hall in Richmond last Saturday, Dec. 1 are, from left, sisters Olivia Virtue, Lexi Virtue and Carley Virtue.

Goulbourn Male Chorus concert happening on Sunday, Dec. 16 attended the Christmas concert and a crowd of similar size is expected for this year’s event. Guest performers at this year’s concert will include the new West Ottawa Ladies Chorus and the Trinity Hilltop Handbell Ringers, a handbell ensemble that also performed at last year’s Christmas concert. The concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church located on Young Road in Kanata, just north of Hazeldean Road and just east of Terry Fox Drive. Tickets for this Goulbourn Male Chorus concert are available at various outlets in the community including the Gaia Java Coffee Company

shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street. The Goulbourn Male Chorus is directed by Robert Dueck with Barbara Creech as the accompanist. Chorus members include Al Neill, Art van Draanen, Bill Horsman, Bob Goudie, Bob Major, Chris Brydges, Chris Morris, David Lockyer, Don Snyder, Doug Hall, Gary King, Glenn Fobert, James McIntosh, Jean Wong, John Hunter, John McGinn, Laurisse Huijer, Leo Mevel, Michael Hogan, Patrick Tang, Rene Normandin, Rory MacDiarmid and Tom Kobolak. The group’s website can be found at www.goulbournmalechorus.com

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improvements to the school facility at the same time. The work will include re-organization of the school’s administration area, enhancement of the main entrance, construction of a new “Learning Commons” which is the new format for school libraries which the Board has endorsed and repatriation of the existing school library space into classroom space to accommodate future growth at the school. Total estimated cost of this work is $950,000. The work, if approved by the Ministry, would be expected to be done in the summer of 2013 in time for the 2013-2014 school year.

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EMC news - Singing carols is a Christmas tradition. And you will be able to sing carols for about an hour if you attend the carol sing that is be-

ing held on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on McBean Street in Richmond. Everyone is invited to attend and join in the singing of

favourite carols. Light refreshments will be served as well, rounding out a great and enjoyable musical evening. You should try to be there.

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EMC news - Last December’s Christmas concert by the Goulbourn Male Chorus was one of the musical highlights of the Yuletide season in Stittsville. This promises to be the same this coming December when the Goulbourn male Chorus presents “Welcome Christmas,” a concert with an old fashioned, traditional feel to it. The only change this year is that the concert will be presented at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Young Road in Kanata rather than at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Shea Road in Stittsville. But despite the shift of venue, the event promises to be a similar memorable musical program. Last December, over 400

EMC news - St. Philip Catholic School in Richmond is in line for renovation work that will cost nearly one million dollars. The Ottawa Catholic School Board has approved the work with funding to come from its Proceeds of Disposition reserve fund. These are monies that come from the sale of surplus schools. Now that the Board has approved the expenditure, the Ontario Ministry of Education must also give its approval. The renovations are tied in with introduction of full day kindergarten at the school but the Board is taking the opportunity to make other

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Richmond Youth Gingerbread House Making Contest is coming up on Wednesday, Dec. 19

from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre. Youth in grades five to eight are urged to attend. What’s even better is that there is free admission and everything that you need to make a gingerbread house will be provided. There is one requirement, though. You have to register by Monday, Dec. 17 by emailing youthconnexion@ottawa.ca It’s as simple as that to get involved in a fun holiday activity.

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WATERFRONT! 4620 Northwoods Dr., Buckhams Bay West Terrific 3 bedrm bungalow only a short 20 min. drive from Kanata, 100’ ft of excellent water for docking, swimming & fishing on Ottawa River, 2 fireplaces, updated vinyl windows, shingles 2003, paved laneway, deck overlooks the river, 2 pce ensuite bath, nicely finished rec room & huge workshop in basement with garage door access! $449,900

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EMC news - Imagine a house covered by candies and icing. Well, such houses appear every Christmas in the form of gingerbread houses. And usually these houses are a family undertaking. And that’s what it will be this coming Saturday, Dec. 8 at St. John’s Anglican Church hall in Richmond when a “Gingerbread Family Christmas Party” will be held. Drop in at any time between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to create your own gingerbread house. For $15 a family, you will get a pre-assembled gingerbread house as well as refreshments and crafts. You will also be able to visit with Santa. There will only be limited tickets at the door. For more information, please call 613-838-6019.

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8 Moore St. $174,900 Stripped to the studs inside and rebuilt. Hardwood both levels too! See www.rcrhomes.ca/847315

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656 Kitley Line 3 $229,900 4 dbrm family home, hrdwd, pool, deck. Updated kitchen & shingles. See www.rcrhomes.ca/847902

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2357 Nolan’s Rd $295,000 3 bdrm country home on 96.6 acres. Many updates. 24 hr notice See www.rcrhomes.ca/852011

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700 Burns Rd. $389,900 Log home on private 8.45 acres. 3 bdrms, oversized detached garage. See www.rcrhomes.ca/825252


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EMC news - The efforts of longtime Wyldewood Homeowners Association president the late Andy Dunlop to lobby for the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Stittsville Main Street and Wintergreen Drive/Mulkins Street were lauded at the recent annual general meeting of the Stittsville Village Association (SVA). The transportation report presented at the AGM included a section on the installation of these traffic signals last September, recounting how their installation had been a longtime goal of Wyldewood residents and, before it was rolled into the SVA in 2002, of the Wyldewood Homeowners Association. Indeed, SVA president Marilyn Jenkins even called the new traffic signals “the Andy Dunlop Memorial Traffic Lights” in a comment made following presentation of the report. It all began in the late 1980’s with development of the Wyldewood community, as that community led an effort to persuade successive Goulbourn township councils to install traffic signals at the intersection. The so-called “warrants” or traffic volumes at the intersection never reached the numbers required to justify the installation of the traffic signals, largely because of low traffic volumes at most times on Mulkins Street. Goulbourn politicians ranging from the late mayor Anton Wytenburg to former mayor Janet Stavinga to councillors Mike Bryan, Wayne Beaten and Louise Beggs all tried to have traffic signals installed at the intersection by the

then-regional government since Stittsville Main Street was a regional road but to no avail. The break in the issue came when city of Ottawa councillor Shad Qadri persuaded city of Ottawa transportation staff that the traffic volumes for both Mulkins Street and Warner-Colpitts Lane should both be considered in determining the need for the traffic signals since traffic from the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena used both of these streets to access Stittsville Main Street and so traffic signals at the Stittsville Main Street/Mulkins Street/Wintergreen Drive intersection would serve this arena traffic. By combining the traffic volumes on both Mulkins Street and Warner-Colpitts Lane, there was sufficient overall volume to warrant the installation of the traffic signals at the Mulkins Street/Wintergreen Drive intersection with Stittsville Main Street. The late Andy Dunlop, as longtime president of the Wyldewood Homeowners Association, for years advocated for these traffic signals, pointing out their need due to the volume of traffic exiting and entering the Wyldewood subdivision via this intersection. It was considered a hazardous intersection. Another factor in seeking the traffic signals at this intersection was to provide a safe Stittsville Main Street crossing for students from the nearby Stittsville Public School when that facility served as an elementary school and drew students from west of Stittsville Main Street. For years, there was a pedestrian crosswalk on Stittsville Main Street right in front of the school, staffed by an adult crossing guard at school opening and dismissal times.

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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 The Stittsville Royals will host the Clarence Beavers in an Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena in Stittsville. The annual “Fill the Bus” event to donate non-perishable food items and funds to help the Stittsville Food Bank will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Brown’s Your Independent Grocer on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Santa Claus will be at the Stittsville branch of the CIBC at 5527 Hazeldean Road at the Grant Crossing shopping area on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Youngsters can get a free photo with Santa. Christmas craft by Michael’s. Refreshments. For more information or to reserve a space, please call Lynn Young at 613-831-1694, ext. 26.

Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Glen Cairn United Church at the corner of Abbeyhill Drive and Old Colony Road in Kanata. Music celebrating the choir’s 35th anniversary, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Christmas season. Special anniversary admission price of only $5 per person. For tickets, call 613-8138414 or 613-825-3357 or log onto www.gjsingers or www.facebook.com/Gjsingers The Stittsville Royals will host the Perth Blue Wings in an Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on McBean Street in Richmond is hosting a Carol Sing on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and join in the singing of favourite carols. Light refreshments will be served.

A Gingerbread Family Christmas party is being held on Saturday, Dec. 8 at St. John’s Anglican Church hall on Fowler Street in Richmond. Drop in anytime between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. $15 a family includes pre-assembled gingerbread house, refreshments and crafts. Visit with Santa. Limited tickets at the door. For more information, please call 613-838-6019 or email Christine Ormsby at scormsby4000@ sympatico.ca.

The “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-in” for seniors on Monday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Bible Church at 1600 Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville will feature coffee, home baked sweets and a Christmas carol singalong. All seniors in the area are welcome to attend. For more information, check out www.cbcstittsville.com or phone 613-836-2606.

The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and their junior counterpart, the JJ’s, will be holding a Christmas concert entitled “Christmas Jubilee” on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and again on

Ottawa author Ian McKercher will be giving a reading and doing a book signing for his new book “The Underling” on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gaia

Stittsville Royals win big John Curry

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EMC sports - The Stittsville Royals both won by a large margin and lost by a large margin in Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League games last weekend. Last Sunday afternoon at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) on Shea Road in Stittsville, the Royals exploded for four goals

in the third period to defeat the visiting Arnprior Packers 7-3. In fact, the Packers scored two goals late in the period to make the score a little more respectable for them. The game was tied 1-1 after the first period, with the Royals leading 3-1 after the second period. Stittsville peppered 42 shots at the Arnprior net while Arnprior had 21 shots at the Royals goal. Scoring for the Royals in this

Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone welcome. City of Ottawa Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri is holding his annual Cookie Decorating and Santa visit in the foyer of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex outside his ward office on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. Come and chat with Santa. Prizes will be presented to the winners of councillor Qadri’s Christmas Card Design Contest. The Purple Dragon Puppet Troupe will be present a family program “Magic Christmas Moons” on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Fun for the whole family. Live music, colourful set, variety of puppets of all sizes. Registration required at biblioottawalibrary.ca

The Stittsville Royals will host the Perth Blue Wings in an Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League game on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Shea Road in Stittsville. The Goulbourn Male Chorus is hosting its annual Christmas concert entitled “Welcome Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Young Road in Kanata. Special guests will include the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus and the Trinity Hilltop Handbell Ringers. Tickets available now at the Gaia Java Coffee Company shop at the Stittsville Shopping Centre (Shoppers Drug Mart plaza) on Stittsville Main Street.

A Youth Connexion Holiday Party for youth in grades 5 to 8 will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pretty Street Community Centre in Stittsville. $7 per person. Gingerbread making, Christmas movies, games, snacks and more.

A Richmond Youth Gingerbread House Making Contest, presented by Youth Connexion in partnership with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre in Richmond. This is for youth in grades five to eight. Free admission. Everything needed to make a gingerbread house will be provided. Register by Monday, Dec. 17 by emailing youthconnexion@ottawa.ca

Karaoke with Yellow Dory is hosting its annual Christmas potluck evening on Saturday, Dec. 15 starting at 8 p.m. at the Legion Hall on Stittsville Main Street in Stittsville. Everyone attending is asked to bring along a small dish of something. Prizes and lots of fun. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.

A special seasonal storytime for the whole family will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Seasonal stories, movie and crafts with “Miss Catherine.” Registration required at www.biblioottawalibrary.ca and click on library programs. Children must have a library card to register.

game were Mac Howie with two, both of them in the second period, and Nate Blenkarn, Matt Kadolph, Joe Breslin, Alex Hulford and Mitch Kerwin, all with single markers. Earning assists for the Royals in this game were Joe Breslin and Mitch Kerwin, both with two assists each, and Scott Barnes, Kevin Groulx, Michael Di Bello, Steve Genier and Mac Howie, all with one assist. The Royals chalked up this 7-3 victory over Arnprior after a 9-4 loss at the hands of the Valley Divisionleading Perth Blue Wings in Perth

last Friday night, Nov. 30. The Royals held a 2-1 lead after the first period but then Perth scored six straight goals in the second period to take a 7-2 lead into the third period. Both teams scored two goals in the third period to make the final score 9-4 for Perth. Perth directed 44 shots at the Stittsville net while Stittsville had 38 shots on the Perth goalie. Scoring for the Royals in this game were Scott Barnes, Jordan Bosley, Steve Genier and Cameron

Stewart. Picking up assists were Michael Di Bello with two and Matt Kadolph and Kevin Groulx, who has returned from his stint with the Ottawa 67’s, with once apiece. The Stittsville Royals will be playing a rare home game at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena this coming Friday, Dec. 7, with a 7:30 p.m. start time. The Royals will be another home game this coming Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the GRC with the Perth Blue Wings as the visiting team.

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72 4.9% $222 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

Stock # WQ0384

2009 G37X AWD Sedan Navigation & Premium

You get your choice of new all-season or snows with this one and all the servicing is done. No surprises, just a great car. 74,675 kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

$27,900*

72 4.9% $207 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sensation unlike any other. The InďŹ niti CertiďŹ ed Pre-Owned program is crafted to Stock # Q1659A

Stock tock # Q1624A

2009 G37X AWD SEDAN Premium Edition

offer you the full InďŹ niti experience

One owner trade bought and serviced at our dealership with all serviced records upon request. 67,500 kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

of craftsmanship, luxury and performance

$26,800*

72 4.9% $199 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

at an exceptional value.

2010 M35X AWD Sedan Navigation & DVD

Save almost $30,000 in depreciation on the ďŹ&#x201A;agship InďŹ niti sedan. The benchmark in a full-size luxury sedan. 46,375 kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

$34,890*

72 3.9% $253 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s #1 InďŹ niti CertiďŹ ed Dealer s0OINT)NSPECTIONs#OVERAGEUPTOMONTHS KMs#AR0ROOF 6EHICLE(ISTORY2EPORTSs(OUR2OADSIDE !SSISTANCEs$AY KM%XCHANGE0OLICY

Stock # XQ0256

2010 G37X AWD SEDAN Premium Edition

&INANCINGAVAILABLEFROM

One owner lease returned serviced at our dealership. Unbeatable performance and style for the money. 64,500 kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

$29,900*

www.tonygrahaminďŹ niti.com

72 4.9% $222 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

Stock # WQ0378

2009 G37X AWD Sedan Premium Package

Get behind the wheel of this luxury sedan to see why all the InďŹ niti drivers are smiling. Leave the Audi & BMWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the rear view. 92,435 kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

$22,990*

72 3.9% $166 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

2010 NISSAN MAXMIMA SV SPORT & NAVIGATION One owner trade bought and serviced at our Dealership with all service records. Navigation with premium leather. 63,250 kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Stock #Q1301

2011 G25X AWD SEDAN Luxury Edition Save thousands on one of our former InďŹ niti service loaners. AWD performance to drive with conďŹ dence. 18,328kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

$29,890

*

Stock # W2789

$26,900

*

72 4.9% $222 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

% 72 $199 4.9 Months Bi-Weekly +HST**

Stock S Stoc ock #Q #Q1601A Q1601 60 A

2010 BMW 550i GT Sport Crossover

This Bavarian crossover has it all! Includes the Sport Package, Navigation & DVD. Twin Turbo 4.4-litre and 400 hp! 62,500 kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

$39,980* R0011785609/1206

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