Loof Lirpa's plans for Watson's Mill foiled

It isn’t every year that the Manotick Messenger is released on April 1st!  While Jeff Morris clearly had some fun with April Fool’s Day, which coincidentally spells Loof Lirpa backwards, I would just like to point out a few things to bring to rest any fears that may have been brought on as a result of last week’s article.  One is that the City of Ottawa doesn’t actually own Watson’s Mill. The City sold Watson’s Mill to the community for $1 in 2007.  The second is that I would never actually use “high” and “weed” in the same sentence.  In the end, you can rest assured that there will be no medicinal marijuana facility in Manotick anytime soon.  The village simply isn’t zoned for it.  Having said all of that, I’d like to wish a belated Happy April Fool’s Day to everyone!

2015 Order of Ottawa & Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching

Source: Ottawa.ca

Source: Ottawa.ca

The City is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Order of Ottawa and the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching, which will be presented at the Order of Ottawa awards ceremony in the fall of 2015.

The Order of Ottawa Award is intended to recognize those who have made significant contributions through their professional endeavours, to life in the city in any of the following areas: arts and culture, business, philanthropy, health care, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports and entertainment and other fields that benefit Ottawa.

The Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recognizes the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment that have been the hallmarks of Brian Kilrea’s career.

Nominations for the Order of Ottawa or the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching may be completed online at ottawa.ca, or by filling out a nomination form available from Councillor’s Offices, City Hall Information Desk, and at your local community centre, public library, or any Client Service Centre.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 11 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Since we started handing out the Order of Ottawa in 2012, there has not been a single recipient from Rideau-Goulbourn. Let’s change that this year!

Isle in the River Theatre Company’s “Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii”

This winter, Ottawa set several records including coldest February in history, most days under -15˚C since the 1800’s and 39 consecutive days below zero.  What better time than to go to Hawaii? I’m happy to announce that it has never been easier than now to go to Hawaii thanks to Isle in the River Theatre Company (ITR).  Join the ITR at the Osgoode Community Centre for their spring presentation of “Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii”. There will be five performances: two evening performances on April 24th and May 1st at 7:30pm, two of ITR’s fabulous dinner theatres on April 25th and May 2nd at 6:00pm, and a matinee on May 3rd at 2:00pm. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.itrtheatre.com or by calling 613-800-1165 or e-mailing to tickets@itrtheatre.com.

Kars on the Rideau Public School’s 10th Annual Community Used Book & Bake Sale

KOTR’s Annual used book and bake sale begins next Friday, April 17th at 4:30pm.  It runs until 8:00pm and is on again between 10:00am and 2:00pm on Saturday, April 18th.  Seniors are welcome to come between 3:30pm and 4:30pm on Friday, April 17th. This sale features over 10,000 adult & children’s books and movies at great prices and delicious baked goods.  Stock up now for your summer reading!

Up until April 14th, you can still drop off donations for the used book sale.  KOTR is looking for good quality used children and adult books. If you would like the chance to clear out your home collection to make room for more, please drop off your books at Kars on the Rideau Public School, 6680 Dorack Drive, Kars during school hours (8:30am – 2:30pm).  If you have questions, please call Megan Dodge at 489-0631.

Zumba MS Fundraiser

Looking to get active, have some fun and help out a great cause?  Kirsten Mooney is hosting her 4th Annual Multiple Sclerosis ZUMBA Fundraiser on Friday April 17th from 7:00-8:00pm at the Kars Recreation Centre.   Tickets are $10 with all proceeds going to the MS Society. Donations of $20 or more will get a tax receipt. For more information, you can contact Kirsten at mkmooney17@live.com or 613-857-4589.

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If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491.