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September 21, 2009            Your environmentally friendly community newspaper                                       Volume 8, Issue 25

                                                                      Terry Fox Run
                                                                      enjoys boost
                                                                      in attendance
                                                                      By Fred Sherwin                      by the Ottawa Humane Society
                                                                      The Eastender                        and the Winners Walk of Hope
                                                                         Perfect weather and the           organized by Ovarian Cancer
                                                                      desire to raise money for cancer     Canada.
                                                                      research combined to boost              One of the things that con-
                                                                      attendance at this year’s Orléans    tinues to make the Orléans
                                                                      Terry Fox Run.                       Terry Fox Run so popular is the
                                                                         About 275 people took part        relaxed atmosphere of the Run
                                                                      in this year’s Run, raising more     and the fact that participants
                                                                      than 18,000 in the process.          don’t have to start at a set time.
                                                                      Those are incredible numbers         Even though the official start
                                                                      considering what this year’s         was at 8:30 a.m. this year, peo-
                                                                      Run has to compete against.          ple could walk, run, stroll, bike
Bryson Michel tries to force his way past a defender in               Besides the main Terry Fox           or in-line skate along either the
                                                                      Run, which is held downtown,         5K or 10K course, anytime
the Cumberland Cobras 6-1 win over the Ottawa Royals in               there was also the Wiggle            until 1 p.m.
the U10 ERSL Cup final last weekend. Fred Sherwin/Photo               Waggle Walk-a-Thon, organized           CLICK HERE TO CON’T p2>

Voting now open for People’s Choice Business Awards
By Fred Sherwin                     PilonHamilton Real Estate Team    of the Orleans Adventure Boot        the 11 categories, but you can
The Eastender                       for New Business of the Year.     Camp, earned the Customer Ser-       only vote for a business once
   East end residents are being        Unlimited Fitness owner Rob    vice Excellence Award.               per category.
invited to cast their ballot for    Gardiner was voted Business           Residents can nominate their        Voters have until Oct. 31 to
their favourite local business as   Person of the Year and Eric       favourite business by visiting the   cast their ballots. The top three
part of the 9th Annual TD           St. Cyr, owner of Eric’s Music    Orléans Chamber of Commerce          businesses which receive the
Canada Trust People’s Choice        Academy was named Young           website at www.orleanscham-          most votes will then be invited
Business Awards.                    Business Person of the Year.      ber.ca. You must first register to   to attend the awards gala on
   Last year, awards were hand-        Other recipients included      vote by providing a valid e-mail     Nov. 18 to find out if they won.
ed out in 11 different categories   Judith Cane who received the      address your name and postal            This year`s categories are as
to local businesses and individ-    award for Corporate Citizen of    code. Once you register you will     follows: Business Person of the
uals who were selected by the       the Year; Dr. Ben Chang who       receive a URL address by e-mail      Year; Young Business Person of
voting public as being the best     was honoured in the category of   which is your link to voting.        the Year; Corporate Citizen of
in their respective fields.         Professional of the Year; and         Once you`re ready to cast        the Year; Service Business of
   Among those businesses so        Cedar Valley Restaurant which     your ballot, you can either vote     the Year; Retail Business of the
honoured last year were Healing     which picked up the award for     for one of the businesses already    Year; Restaurant of the Year;
Hands Massage Therapy for           Restaurant of the Year.           listed, or you can nominate a dif-   Community Support Non-Profit
Service Business of the Year;          The Orléans Young Players      ferent business, but in doing so     Organization of the Year; New
Gymboree Play and Music for         Theatre School received the       you must provide the address of      Business of the Year; Customer
Family Business of the Year;        award for Community Support       the business you are nominating.     Service Excellence; Professional
Quilty Pleasures for Retail         Non-Profit Organization of the        Voters are encouraged to         of the Year and Family Business
Business of the Year; and the       Year and Adrien Delorey, owner    vote for a business in each of       of the Year.
Monday, Sept. 21                                                                                                                       page 2

 Community briefs                                           275 participants raise over
Three teens killed in 4x4
crash near Navan                                            $18,000 for cancer research
CUMBERLAND – Three teens were killed and a
fourth person taken to hospital after a 4x4 truck rolled    > CONT’D FROM PAGE 1
over on Heuvelmans Road between Rockdale Road                   This year’s Run was once again
and Dunning Road early Sunday morning. The                  organized by Chris Goneau, himself
deceased have been identified as Brad Rivington, 19,        a cancer survivor, and a small but
Chris Sabean, 19, and Ginny Marko, 16. For more on          dedicated group of volunteers includ-
this story visit www.orleansonline.ca.                      ing several members of the Kiwanis
                                                            Club of Orléans who help set up the
                                                            course every year and act as event
Oktoberfest celebration                                     marshals along the course.
                                                                Perennial Terry Fox participant
set for this weekend                                        Nelson Waddell was back again this
                                                            year with a small army of family and
ORLEANS – It’s time to dust off your lederhausen
                                                            friends who managed to raise over
and put on your polka shoes as the 9th Annual Orléans
Oktoberfest Celebration kicks off this Friday at 6 p.m.         “I think there’s about 14 or 15 of
in the Orléans Town Centre Plaza with music, food           us this year. There’s always one or
and of course lots of cold beer. They will do it all over   two who show up at the last minute,”
again on Saturday when the popular oompah band              said Waddell, before setting out on
The Wanderers taking the stage. This year’s festivities     the course with one of the newest
are being organized by the Heart of Orléans BIA.                                                         Perennial Orléans Terry Fox Run
                                                            generation of Terry Fox participants
                                                            Samantha Clarke.                             participant Nelson Waddell sets

Cumberland museum hosts                                         Samantha is the nine-year-old girl
                                                            who launched Samantha’s Wish the
                                                                                                         out on the course with nine-year-
                                                                                                         old Samantha Clarke. Fred
‘Shades of the Evening’ series                              day after her maternal grandfather
                                                            died of lung cancer in September
CUMBERLAND – Vintage Stock Theatre will be                  2007. In the two years since she                 “My uncle is the first one on my
presenting the latest installment of their “Shade of the    started the initiative, Samantha has         father’s side to have cancer. When
Evening” series over the next two weekends at the           raised over $12,000 by selling               you see someone who is so lively
Cumberland Village Heritage Museum. As the name             various toys and crafts on her web-          and full of energy be diagnosed
suggests, “Restless in Cumberland: Ghost Stories by         site www.samanthaswish.ca. One of            with cancer it’s a bit of a shock,
Lamplight” is a collection of ghost stories brought to      the more popular items she sells is a        especially since no one else on my
life by he Vintage Stock Theatre company on the             variety of bracelets which she makes         father’s side has had it,” said
grounds of the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum           herself. She raised more than $1,700         Guthrie who took part in the Run
using only lamplight to illuminate each vignette. It        for the Terry Fox Run alone.                 despite pulling a muscle in her upper
promises to be a riveting and bone-chilling production          Samantha ran the 5K course twice         leg a couple of weeks ago. “It was
so bring someone to grab on to. Performances will be        while her mother and four-year-old           pretty painful in the last part of the
                                                            sister walked and piggy-backed along         Run, but when you think about what
held on Sept. 25 and 26 and Oct. 2 and 3 beginning at
                                                            the route. She was about to go out for       people with cancer have to go through
8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online by
                                                            a third loop when her mother told her        there’s no comparison.”
visiting www.vintagestock.on.ca or at the door.
                                                            to concentrate on selling her brace-             Next year will be the 30th anni-
                                                            lets.                                        versary of the Terry Fox Run which
SKETCH Orléans organizes                                        “It was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed
                                                            it a lot,” said Samantha who is work-
                                                                                                         is now held in more than 30 coun-
                                                                                                         tries worldwide. The annual event
community youth dance                                       ing on a second CD of songs which
                                                            she plans to sell on her website as
                                                                                                         has so far raised more than $400
                                                                                                         million for cancer research includ-
ORLEANS – The youth of Orléans have spoken and              well.                                        ing more than $5 million in the
SKETCH Orléans has heard them loud and clear. The               Catherine Guthrie took part in           National Capital Region alone.
Orléans Youth Resource Centre is organizing a               Sunday’s Terry Fox Run in honour                 One example of the type of effort
community youth dance for this Friday night at Ecole        of her uncle Denis Rondeau who               that is routinely made for the Terry
secondaire Gisele Lalonde in collaboration with FX          was recently diagnosed with colon            Fox Run are two young brothers
Entertainment. The dance is open to youth age 13 to         cancer. The last time she took part in       from Orléans who raised over $700
17 and security will be provided by members of the          the Run was in 2001 after her aunt           by collecting wine and beer bottles
Ottawa Police Service. Admission is $15.                    passed away from ovarian cancer.             all year.

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Monday, Sept. 21                                                                                                                       page 3

East end lawyer wins local Liberal nomination
 By Fred Sherwin                                Galipeau in the next election.
 The Eastender                                     “The people I signed up want to return to
    Area Liberals have chosen an insurance      Liberal values of fiscal responsibility,
litigation expert with deep party roots to      respect for peoples rights, and a strong
represent them in the next federal election.    health care system,” said Bertschi who has
     What was supposed to be a close race       spent the last 15 years building up a local
for the Ottawa-Orléans Liberal nomination       law practice with his wife and partner
turned into a cake walk for David Bertschi      Debbie Orth.
last Thursday who received a majority of           With speculation that the Liberal Party
the more than 900 first place votes cast,       will try force a fall election running high,
preventing the need to go to the second         Bertschi said he is ready to hit the campaign
place votes on the preferential ballots.        hustings as soon as the writ is dropped.
    Bertschi received 511 first place votes,       Winning back the riding won’t be easy,
Innes Ward city councillor Rainer Bloess        however. After first getting elected to
got 277 votes and financial adviser and for-    Parliament in 2006, Galipeau increased his
mer Orléans Chamber of Commerce presi-          margin of victory in 2008 when he became
dent Judith Cane received 147 votes.            the first Conservative MP from the area to
    The turnout was higher than normal for a    get re-elected since 1872.
nomination meeting with more than 60 per           Recent polls also indicate that the
cent of the members casting a ballot.           Conservatives have a 10 point lead in
    After he was announced as the winner,       popular support in the riding.
Bertschi attributed his victory to his nomi-       Bertschi says he believes his experience       Ottawa lawyer David Bertschi will be
nation team which includes several mem-         as a strong advocate for Liberal values will
bers of the Ottawa-Orléans riding associa-      resonate among local voters.                      representing the Liberal Party in the
tion executive, many of whom had support-          “I’m hoping the voters will consider           next federal election after winning the
ed former Liberal MPP Marc Godbout dur-         the merits of the candidates and not just         local nomination last week. Fred
ing the two previous nomination races in        appearances. Mr. Galipeau has been to
2004 and 2007.                                  every day care in the riding, but has done        Sherwin/Photo
    Having won the nomination on a plat-        nothing to improve day care for Canadians,”        on bringing federal jobs to the riding, cut-
form based on returning Liberal values to       said Bertschi, strongly hinting his campaign       ting red tape for small and medium size busi-
Ottawa-Orléans, Bertschi says he plans to       will focus on substance rather than style.         nesses, increasing investment in research
focus on the same issues when he runs              Besides returning “Liberal values” to           and development, and more respect for
against Conservative incumbent Royal            Ottawa-Orléans, Bertschi also campaigned           public servants.

Assistant Crown Attorney gets Liberal nod in G-P-R
 By Fred Sherwin                                Lalonde, gave Bourgeois a ton of momen-           port from the Liberal Party to the Conserv-
 The Eastender                                  tum heading into the nomination which she         atives over the course of the last two elec-
   Liberals in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell are   won on the first ballot with more than 60         tions.
pinning their election hopes on a working       per cent of the votes cast.                          After narrowly beating out his Liberal
mom and assistant Crown Attorney who                During her nomina-                            opponent in the 2006 General Election,
has deep roots in the community and             tion speech Bourgeois                             Lemeiux increased his margin of victory to
absolutely no political experience.             stressed her deep fami-                           nearly 5,000 votes in 2008.
   Julie Bourgeois beat out three other can-    ly roots in the riding.                              Bourgeois says she plans to stress tradi-
didates including Russell mayor Ken Hill        Both of her grandpar-                             tional Liberal values during the campaign
and Hawkesbury councillor Gilles Roch           ents on her mother’s                              and the importance of creating jobs in small
Greffe to claim the Liberal nomination and      side and father’s side                            rural communities.
with it the opportunity to try and unseat       operated dairy farms in                              “Good, strong, solid jobs. People want
Conservative incumbent Pierre Lemieux in        the area. She spent a                             to work and contribute to their community.
the next federal election.                      number of summers                                 This is what we need first and foremost,”
   A resident of Embrun, Bourgeois man-         working on her aunts’
                                                                           Julie                  says Bourgeois who believes her passion
aged to secure the support of several influ-    farms and helped build Bourgeois                  for her neighbours and fellow Glengarry-
ential Liberals during the course of her        her parents small business before going to        Prescott-Russell residents is her biggest
nomination campaign including such party        law school.                                       asset heading into a possible fall election
stalwarts as former Liberal cabinet ministers       Her resume also includes a stint at the       campaign. “People see that I’m passionate
Jean-Jacques Blais and Bernard Grandmaitre.     Champagne Residence in Vars where she             and that I want to get things done.”
   The architect of her campaign was none       worked as a teenager, and a position on the          In winning the nomination Bourgeois
other than fellow lawyer Ronald Caza whose      board of trustees at the Royal Ottawa             beat out Russell mayor Ken Hill, who fin-
name was often mentioned as a possible can-     Hospital.                                         ished a distant second, Hawkesbury coun-
didate for the Liberal nomination in Ottawa-        Having won the nomination,. Bourgeois’        cillor Gilles Roch Greffe and veteran
Orléans. The high profile support, which also   first order of business will be to reach out to   Liberal Party organizer and policy expert
included Montfort Hospital saviour Gisele       5,000 plus voters who switched their sup-         Maryanne Kampouris.

Monday, Sept. 21                                                                                                                      page 4

East end singers take Kiwanis Idol competition by storm
By Fred Sherwin
The Eastender
   The talent pool in the far east end runs
extremely deep as evident by the results of
this year’s Kiwanis Idol competition in
which area singers dominated the list of
Top 10 finalists and swept the top three
   The eventual winner was 20-year-old
Convent Glen North resident Angela
Rozman who improved on her second
runner-up placing in last year’s event
   A huge fan of new country artists like
Gretchen Wilson, Leanne Rimes and the
Taylor Swift, Rozman sprinkled her per-
formances with several popular songs
including “Here For the Party” by Wilson
and “You Were Mine” by the Dixie Chicks.
   The St. Matthew High School graduate
says she’s grown a great deal as an artist
from the first time she took part in the
Kiwanis Idol competition at the tender age       Kiwanis Idol winner Angela Rozman (centre) poses with first runner-up Sophia
of 14.
   “I was just trying to sing back then, I       Pantuso (left) and second runner-up Samantha Testa. Jamie Johnson/Photo
didn’t know anything about performing.              I’m really looking forward to recording Pantuso, who first sang in front of an audi-
How you perform a song is very important.        some of my own music and getting some ence when she was six. “I just love per-
You have to try and get your audience to         tracks made," says Rozman. "Being a poor forming on stage.”
feel something. You don’t have to have the       student, getting $2,000 worth of studio         Four other east end residents made the
greatest vocals, but if you can make a con-      time is huge."                                Top 10, including 16-year-old Samantha
nection with the audience they’re going to          Blackburn Hamlet resident Sophia Testa, who was the second runner-up, and
enjoy it a lot more,” says Rozman who            Pantuso is also looking forward to getting Chris Evans, who was the only male to
earned a ticket to Toronto during season         into the studio after receiving 14 hours of make it to the Top 20. Brianna Quesnal, 16,
two of Canadian Idol, but was cut during         recording time for being the first runner-up. and Meaghan Moore, 20, were also among
the first round of the finals.                      The 18-year-old Carleton University the Top 10 finalists.
   Rozman has been writing her own mate-         student stuck with the popular music genre      The top 20 performers in last year’s
rial for over a year now. She mixed in one       in her song choices. For the final round she Kiwanis Idol competition were invited to
of her own songs during the second round         sang “You Light Up My Life” by Leanne perform at a red carpet event held at the
of the Kiwanis Idol competition and is           Rhimes.                                       Centrepointe Theatre in the spring. For
excited about getting into the studio to use        “It was an interesting experience. I’ve many it was the highlight of their young
up some of the $2,000 worth of studio time       been in a lot of smaller competitions and careers.
she received for finishing first.                this one was definitely top calibre,” says      Rozman, Pantuso and the rest of the far

Transit committee narrowly supports ‘Smart Bus’ proposal
 By Fred Sherwin                                 – Clerer Devices Ltd. based in the United      that they can provide an automated “next
 The Eastender                                   States                                         stop” announcement system for the original
    The City of Ottawa’s transit committee          In the second phase of the RFP process,     figure of $6.7 million.
has narrowly approved a staff recommen-          Clerer Devices was asked to submit a more          A spokesperson for one of the rejected
dation to spend $17 million on new tech-         detailed proposal. They did, but with a lot    companies says the RFP request was biased
nology to be installed on OC Transpo buses       of add-ons that were not included in the       from the start because it required the bidder
over the next six years, despite the fact that   original RFP request which ballooned the       have a track record in providing software to
several members of the committee have            price tag to nearly $12 million.               at least two transit services of a similar size
serious reservations about the cost and even        The additional technology included track-   to OC Transpo.
the procurement process itself.                  ing software that would enable bus routes to       Transport 2000 president David Jeanes
    The city had originally planned to spend     be more reliable and a program that would      also expressed concern over the cost of the
$6.7 million on “Smart Bus” technology to        improve maintenance.                           proposed system and the fact that there’s
make next-stop announcements on most                Staff like the suggestions so much they     been no public consultation.
OC Transpo buses using small screens at          expanded the scope of what the proponent           Staff are proposing the additional cost can
situated at the front of buses and over an       was suggesting even more to the point where    be covered without the need for any new
audio system. The decision to purchase an        the price tag has ballooned to $17 million.    money. They’ve identified $5.65 million that
automated system was made following a               The figure took a number of committee       has been earmarked for other “Smart Bus”
2007 Ontario Human Rights Commission             members by surprise including Innes Ward       technology, which can now be incorporated
ruling that required the Toronto Transit         Coun. Rainer Bloess who expressed dismay       into the Clever Devices proposal, and they
Commission to make next stop announce-           over how the RFP process went above and        identified $4.63 million in potential savings
ments for its riders. The city received a sim-   beyond what was originally intended.           in the “bus growth” envelop and the “bus
ilar order from the Canadian Transportation         He was especially perplexed over how        replacement” envelop.
Agency (CTA).                                    the other companies which responded to             The debate is bound to heat up when the
    In order to find a provider for the new      the RFP were relegated to the sidelines.       proposal goes before city council on Oct. 14.
technology, the city established a Request          One of the companies was Bell Canada        The staff recommendation was narrowly
for Proposal. Several companies responded        which already supplies “Smart Bus” tech-       approved by the committee and council is
to the RFP, but only one met all the criteria    nology to OC Transpo. All indications are      expected to be divided over the issue.
Monday, Sept. 21                                                                                                                           page 5

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 Soaring compensation source of city’s financial woes
     This past week, the city’s                                            per person which equates to a            It’s going to take a certain
 audit and finance committee                                               six per cent increase a year, or     amount of cooperation between
 tried but failed to come up with                      View                more than double the rate of         the city’s unions and city council
 a tax increase target for the 2010                                        inflation.                           to first acknowledge there’s a
 budget. It seems a number of                                                 If your head’s not spinning       problem and then come up with
 the committee members were                                                yet, here’s another set of num-      an agreement that takes into
 reluctant to establish a precon-                                          bers to chew on. Since amalga-       account the connection between
                                             Fred Sherwin
 ceived number before they get a                                           mation the city’s operating          salary increases and tax increases
 handle on this year’s budget         and a few other people were          budget has gone from $1.7            and arrives at a mutually benefi-
 pressures.                           sounding the warning bells that      billion in 2001 to $2.414 bil-       cial arrangement that both parties
     A prudent decision indeed        the single biggest cost of amal-     lion in 2009. That’s an increase     can live with.
 considering the financial quag-      gamation would be the harmon-        of $714 million. During the              One idea might be to look at
 mire the city’s in and it’s only     ization of the city’s collective     same period of time the total        the total amount of compensa-
 going to get worse. All you          bargaining agreements.               amount of revenue generated          tion as a single envelop and nego-
 have to do is point to the recent       Not only did we warn that the     through property taxes increased     tiate collectively with the unions
 discussion to spend $17 million      level of compensation paid out       by $328 million while the cost       based on a pre-established global
 on modernizing OC Transpo            to the employees of the former       of salaries and benefits went up     figure, say two per cent.
 buses or the decision to spend       11 municipalities would be           by $485 million.                         If the unions take the greedy
 $14 million to start up the          brought up to the highest level,        In other words, salaries and      route and refuse to work cooper-
 organic waste diversion pro-         but we also warned that this         benefits have managed to out-        atively with the best interests of
 gram as evidence of the prob-        would have long term implica-        pace property tax revenue by a       taxpayers at heart, then it’s
 lems the city faces.                 tions on future budgets.             whopping $157 million.               going to take an outside agency
     Promising to implement a            The proof is in the numbers.         The city has so far managed       that specializes in downsizing
 zero per cent tax increase, while    In 2001, the total amount of         to cover the gap between tax         and restructuring to identify
 a noble aspiration, is one of the    salaries and benefits paid out to    revenue and the higher cost of       where the redundancies are and
 worst policies ever foisted on the   city employees was $700 mil-         compensation through a com-          then eliminating them without
 residents of this fair city – the    lion. In 2004, the first full year   bination of user fee increases,      prejudice.
 result of which has been depleted    the city’s collective bargaining     internal efficiencies and limited        But most of all it’s going to
 reserve funds, skyrocketing user     agreements were harmonized,          service reductions. But that         take a tremendous amount of
 fees – especially water and sewer    the total cost of salaries and       course of action is unsustain-       will on the part of city council
 rates, which have gone up by 28      benefits was $874 million –          able. If compensation costs          to do what’s necessary.
 per cent since Larry O’Brien         that’s an increase of $174 mil-      continue to outpace property             The question residents need
 was elected – and grossly under-     lion. During the same period of      taxes, it will make replenishing     to ask themselves is whether or
 serviced and poorly maintained       time the total number of full-       reserve funds impossible and         not the current group on city
 infrastructure.                      time employees had gone from         future infrastructure renewal        council has the the intestinal
     Yes, the flip side to all the    12,597 in 2001 to 12,350 in          efforts unattainable, not to         fortitude to make the difficult
 above is the “zero means zero”       2004.                                mention the strain it will place     decisions. Up to know they’ve
 mentality has resulted in senior        The bottom line is that the       on city services which will          been reluctant to do anything
 staff and middle management          city spent $174 million more on      suffer and suffer drastically.       that might upset the rank and
 having to tighten their belts and    compensation in 2004 than it            In the four years following       file. They tried during the bus
 do more with less, but that could    did in 2001, even though there       amalgamation, 147 full-time          strike, but they ultimately failed.
 have been achieved irregardless      were 247 fewer employees.            positions, or FTEs, were elimi-          The problem is that they’ve
 and would have been just as             When you consider that            nated. The city then went on a       been equally reluctant to raise
 necessary even if council had        salaries and benefits went up        hiring spree, creating 788           taxes to cover the ballooning
 allowed for tax increase geared      by about $30 million in both         FTEs in 2005 and 340 FTEs            compensation costs, or even
 to the rate of inflation. The dif-   2002 and 2003, it means the          in 2006. They managed to             come up with a policy to deal
 ference is that the city wouldn’t    lion’s share of the $174 million     eliminate 226 FTEs in 2007,          with the issue.
 be in the shape it’s in now.         increase occurred in 2004, a         but then created 617 positions           The end result is where we
     The biggest problem this city    jump that can be attributed          in 2008. The plan this year          began. The city is in a financial
 faces is not aging infrastructure    entirely to the harmonization        was to eliminate 60 FTEs             mess. User fees and service
 or council’s stubborn desire to      process which resulted in sala-      mostly within the senior and         charges are going through the
 spend money on so-called non-        ries and wages being up to the       middle management ranks.             roof; our reserve funds are at a
 essential services. The biggest      highest common denominator.             So not only has the average       bare minimum; infrastructure
 financial burden taxpayers have         Looked at another way, the        compensation package gone up         renewal is still a pipe dream; and
 had to bear, and will continue to    average city employee was            $30,257 per employee since           city services will continue to be
 bear unless something is drasti-     receiving $55,490 in salaries        2001, but there are 1,211 more       placed under a microscope.
 cally done about it, is employee     and benefits in 2001. In 2009        people on the city’s payroll.            (If you would like to comment
 compensation, which is an issue      the average compensation cost           It’s time to stop the mad-        on this or any other ViewPoint
 that dates back to amalgamation.     is about $85,747 per person,         ness, but it’s going to take fresh   column e-mail Fred Sherwin at
     Prior to Jan. 1, 2000, myself    That’s an increase of $30,257        and innovative ideas.                fsherwin@magma.ca)
Monday, Sept. 21                                                                                                                          page 6

Back from one trip, young scribe about to head off to Mexico
   Yeah, I finally have a new                                              did last year only with an older      death.
photo. I've been bugging my                                                group of kids. I’m also signing          I also hope it’s somewhere
Dad to take a new picture for a                         The                up for curling again at the           kind of close because I don’t
year now. The old one was taken                                            Navan Curling Club and I’m            want to be stuck in the car with
just before I started Grade 7                         Magster              signing up for pottery and life-      my brothers again. Last summer
when I still had braces, no                                                guard training. It’s going to be a    we went to Washington D.C. an
straightener and a bad haircut.                                            pretty busy year.                     and the Outer Bank Islands in
   I figured since I’m in Grade 9        Maggie Sherwin                        I am joining pottery class        North Carolina and I was stuck
now it was about time that I had                                           with my friend Siobhan,               with them for hours. By the
a new photo. I also want a new      minutes and i can almost do one        because we used to do it at the       end of the trip I wanted to kill
name for my column. The             push up. Yeah! And my sit-ups          Old Firehall downtown and             them.
Magster is so lame. So far all      are doing pretty well too.             now we want to join again. I’m           This year I plan to bring my
I can come up with is My Life in       French is actually fun this         finally doing my lifeguard train-     I-Pod and have it fully loaded so
HTML. If any one has any other,     year because I really like the         ing. I have been meaning to do        I won't be able to hear them.
more creative names please          book that we are reading. And          it for like two years now but I       Any one who has twin younger
send them to the e-mail address     religion is religion. I really look-   wasn’t old enough.                    brothers who are a pain in the
below.                              ing forward to taking World                Also in March I’ll finally be     neck know what I’m talking
   So far Grade 9 has been          Religions in whatever year I can       old enough to get a job! I’m try-     about. I love them to death but
pretty cool. I like my teachers     take it, because I really like         ing to decide what to do. I might     not when I have to spend 14
and my Dad is only acquain-         learning about different peo-          ask my father’s friends Randy if      hours in a car with them. Per-
tances with one of them, but I’m    ples’ views and beliefs.               I can bus tables at his restaurant.   haps we can put them in the roof
scared for the next three years        While the courses I’m taking        Or I might try to get a job as a      carrier, or lock them in the trunk
because he knows a lot more of      this semester are OK, I don’t          camp counsellor somewhere or          with their Nintendo DSs.
teachers in Grade 10 and 11.        have any math classes or art           work at a store. I am so excited.        Well, I better get back to my
   This semester I have French,     which are my two favourite                 Finally, I’m supposed to be       homework. ttfn and don’t forget
geography, gym and religion..       courses. I have them in second         going away for a week some-           to send me those suggestions to
All of my teachers are pretty       semester in January along with         time this year with my father         rename my column.
cool, but my favourite is my        science and English. I’m going         and my two brothers, but my              Well, that’s everything for
geography teacher because he        to have a lot of homework, but I       Dad won’t tell me where. I seri-      now. I’ll write my next column
actually gets us to think which     get to switch gym for art in first     ously don’t care where we go so       after I get settled in at St.Peter
I enjoy doing.                      period which I’m looking for-          long as I can shop at a cool          High School.
   All of my other classes are      ward to.                               store. I do hope it’s somewhere          (Maggie Sherwin is 14-years-
pretty much alike. I’m actually        I’m also doing a lot of stuff       moderately warm because it’s          old and is in Grade 8 at St. Peter
doing well in gym for the first     after school. I’m in the Senior        starting to get a little chilly at    High School. To contact her
time. I can now do three laps       Shakespeare class at OYP,              night and since we usually go         simply e-mail maggie@orleans-
around the track in less than 10    which is like the Shakespeare I        camping I don’t want to freeze to     online.ca.)

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 Local Sports
Cumberland tykes tame Bel-Air Lions, improve record to 5-0
 By Fred Sherwin                                offence finally started to roar. A couple of
 The Eastender                                  big runs by #31 would give the west end
   The Cumberland Panther tyke team con-        team a first down on the two and a half
tinued their winning ways on Saturday,          yard line, but that would be as close as they
downing the Bel-Air Lions 34-0 for their        would get.
third victory in a little over a week.             The Panthers defence led by Shayne
   Fresh off their 12-8 win over the            Bailey, Jason Horvath and Nathaniel
Gloucester South Raiders last Wednesday,        Brady, stopped the Lions on three straight
the Panthers wasted little time getting on      attempts, forcing them to turn over the ball
the scoreboard against the Lions, marching      over on downs.
the ball downfield on their opening series         The Lions were knocking at the door
for the first major score of the game.          again on their next series, but the Panthers
   The drive was sparked by a long throw        defence managed to come up big again,
from Mathieu Franche to Abdul-Karim             stopping Bel-Air an inch short of the first
Ismail followed by a 23-yard run by Daniel      down on a third and long play.
Mellon which set up a one yard touchdown           Cumberland’s fourth touchdown of the
plunge by Franche. Mellon then ran the          game was scored by Michel on a 16-yard
ball in for the one point convert to give       run. During the drive, the Lions took a 10-
Cumberland the early 7-0 lead.                  yard face mask penalty and a 10-yard objec-
   Both teams’ defences stiffened up after      tionable conduct call on the same play.
                                                   The Panthers final touchdown came on a       Cumberland Panthers running back
the opening touchdown and the score
remained 7-0 until midway through the           65-yard drive in the closing minutes of the     Daniel Mellon gets hauled down by a
second quarter when the Panthers managed        fourth quarter. Michel had two nice runs        Bel-Air defender during their NCAFA
to put a few plays together culminating in      during the series which was capped by a
an eight yard run by Mellon who was sprung      15-yard run by Mellon who finished with         tyke match-up on Saturday. Fred
by fellow running back Bryson Michel on         three touchdowns and a one point conver-        Sherwin/Photo
the play with a great lead block. Michel        sion.
was then given the honours of running in           During the team huddle after the game,       good week of practice to get ready.”
the the one point convert to give the           Panthers head coach Ian Michel praised             The Panthers will be playing the North
Panthers a 14-0 lead.                           the defensive corps for an outstanding          Gloucester Giants next week in a battle of
   Later on in the quarter, Franche hooked      effort.                                         the only two unbeaten teams left in the East
up with Ismail for another long pas to set         “Defence well done. You put up a goose       Division.
up Mellon’s second touchdown run of the         egg,” said Michel. “Offense we did well.           In other action involving the Cumber-
game. After the Panthers misfired on the        We simplified things and we took care of        land Panthers on the weekend, the mosquito
two-point conversion attempt, the score         business up front, so congratulations as        team improved their record to 4-0 with a
was 20-0 in favour of Cumberland heading        well. Next week we have another pretty          22-0 win over Bel-Air and the peewee
into the second half.                           tough game against another team that            squad also remained unbeaten with 50-14
   As the third quarter unfolded, the Lions     might be undefeated so we need to have a        drubbing of the Lions.

Mews Bengals given rough homecoming by Myers Riders
By Fred Sherwin                                    After losing their season opener to the
The Eastender                                   Gloucester South Raiders on the final play
   The Myers Riders may want to add a           of the game, the Bengals got walloped 50-
few pointers from Miss Manners to their         26 by the first place Cumberland Panthers
playbook after they did their upmost to ruin    coming off a bye week.
the Mews Orleans Bengals homecoming                The Bengals’ defence was much
celebrations on Saturday.                       improved against the Riders, limiting them
   Playing under a bright blue sky in what      to just 23 points. Unfortunately their
can only be described as perfect conditions,    offence was only able to score 14 points as
the Bengals were hoping to steal a game or      their record fell to 0-3.
two from the Riders, but the perennial West        Coming off a hard-fought 9-9 tie against
Division powerhouse had other plans.            the Cumberland Panthers last weekend, the
   The tone was set very early on in the day    Bengals bantam team knew they were
as the Riders mosquito squad was able to        going to be in tough against a Riders squad
totally dominate the Bengals in posting a       that had won their first two games of the
36-0 win.                                       season with relative ease. As it turned out
   The situation went from bad to worse in      the Bengals’ concern was warranted as the
the tyke match-up which saw the Riders          Riders won easily 41-7.
score virtually at will. Unlike their mos-         The Bengals tyke team will be looking
quito clubmates, however, the Bengal            to get in the win column this weekend
tykes were at least able to register a touch-   when they take on the Bell Warriors who         Mews Orleans Bengals running back
down despite giving up a season high 66         will also be looking for their first win.
points.                                            Unfortunately, things won’t get much
                                                                                                Isaiah Harris looks for an opening
   The closest game of the day was provid-      easier for the Bengals’ other three teams       against the Myers Riders in the first
ed by the Bengals peewee squad which was        which are going up against a trio of Bell       half of the bantam match-up on
playing their third top flight opponent in      Warrior teams with a combined record of
the past four weeks.                            9-3.                                            Saturday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
Monday, Sept. 21                                                                page 8

                   The Cumberland Panthers and the Orleans Bengals renewed their
                   east end rivalry early this month with games in four age groups from
                   tyke to bantam. This is just a sampling of pictures from that day.
                   Fred Sherwin/Photos
Monday, Sept. 21                                                                                                                    page 9

 Local Sports
Panthers survive 64-62 shootout against Gloucester South Raiders
By Fred Sherwin                                    Everything else in the game led up to the
The Eastender                                  final 60 seconds. The game itself was a
   Wild, crazy, nuts, insane, outrageous,      defensive coordinator’s nightmare. The
unbelievable, ridiculous, stupid, off the      Panthers scored a touchdown on each of
charts – those are just some of words that     their first five possessions, while the
would describe the Cumberland Panthers         Raiders got into the end zone on four of
last second Hail Mary win over the             their first five touches.
Gloucester South Raiders last Wednesday            At halftime the score was 42-28 in favour
night in one of the highest scoring football   of the Panthers who made good on three of
games ever played at Millennium Park.          four two point conversion attempts.
   How else would you describe a game in           The Panthers got off to a rocky start in
which the teams scored 126 points combined,    the second half, coughing up the ball not
including a pair of touchdowns in the final    once but twice. The second turnover set up
minute, and the TSN Turning Point was pro-     a 50-yard touchdown drive which narrowed
vided by the sprinkler system? I thought so.   the score to 42-35.
   In most situations, when a team scores          Cumberland came right back with a
58 points in a game, they can pretty much      56 yard drive capped by a 41 yard option
count on getting the win. Not so for the       pass from King to Pierre which was a fore-
Panthers against the Raiders. Despite lead-    shadowing of the game winning play.
ing for most of the contest, the Panthers          The Raiders then scored twice to make it
found themselves trailing 62-58 late in the    a one point game. The first touchdown
fourth quarter after the Raiders capped a      came on a 50 yard pass down the middle          Cumberland Panthers running back
long drive with a go ahead touchdown.          from Justin Poitras to Joey Wrinn.
   Trailing by four points, the Panthers had       After the Panthers fumbled away the         Tyrone Pierre scored five touchdowns
enough time for two cracks at the end zone.    ensuing kickoff, the Raiders did their bets     in a wild 64-62 win over the Gloucester
On the first play, Cumberland quarterback      to shoot themselves in the foot when they       South Raiders on Wednesday, Sept 12.
Jake Molinski just missed connecting with      took an objectionable conduct penalty on
Jaylen King on the dead run for what           top of a holding call. Facing a second and      Fred Sherwin/Photo
would have been the winning touchdown.         40 situation, Poitras coolly stepped back          After the game Panthers’ head coach
   With the minute flag flying on the          and hit Dimitri Vaillantcourt for a short       Chris Molinski tried to put into words what
ground, the Panthers decided to go with the    outlet pass which the speedy slotback           had just transpired on the field.
half back option on their last play. As        turned into a 70 yard touchdown reception.         “I’ve been in football for 25 years and
Molinski flipped the ball to King, Tyrone          The Panthers rose to the challenge yet      I’ve never seen anything like that. That’s
Pierre sprinted down field past his cover      again with a 33 yard touchdown run by           the craziest game I’ve ever been involved
man. King then hit him with a perfect pass     Pierre to reestablish a seven point cushion.    in,” said Molinski.
over his outside shoulder which allowed        They would go up by nine after successfully        Pierre ended the game with five touch-
him to elude coverage and run into the end     scoring their fifth two point conversion.       downs including runs of 68, 63 and 33
zone for the winning score with no time left       A holding penalty on the initial two        yards. He also had a pair of two point con-
on the clock.                                  point attempt, however, would result in the     versions for a total of 34 points.
   It was an improbable ending to an           Raiders getting excellent field position on        Jaylen King ran for three touchdowns
improbable game. but if not for the pre-       the ensuing kickoff which set up a 30 yard      and completed passes of 41 and 65 yards to
mature activation of the sprinkler system      touchdown pass from Poitras to Wrinn.           Pierre for two more. He also scored three
several plays before it would never have           Despite giving up their third touchdown     two-point conversions for a total of 24
happened. The Raiders were two plays into      pass in three series, the Panthers came up      points.
their go-ahead drive when the sprinkler        big on the two point conversion attempt            The Panthers’ other touchdown was
system came on in the end zone, forcing        stopping Matt Wilson-Damiano dead in his        scored by Rajat Nayar on an 18 yard run in
the referees to call a timeout which tem-      tracks to keep the score at 58-55.              the first quarter.
porarily stopped the clock.                        When the Panthers failed to pick up a          On the other side of the ball, Poitras had
   The extra time would be critical in         first down on their next possession, the        a banner night at quarterback throwing
allowing the Panthers to run two plays at      Raiders put together their go-ahead touch-      five touchdown passes of 41, 53, 50, 70
the end of the game. The other important       down drive, moving the ball 77 yards on 11      and 33 yards. Matt Forest and Joey Wrinn
factor was a timeout called by the Panthers    plays, including a pair of third down con-      caught two each, while Vaillancourt had
coaching staff just prior to the Raiders       versions. But unfortunately it would not be     the other TD reception. Forest also ran the
touchdown. Without it they wouldn't have       enough, as the Panthers managed to pull         ball for a touchdown and Wilson-Damiano
been able to run the last play.                off the improbable ending.                      scored three times.

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Panthers post trio of lopsided wins over east end rivals
By Fred Sherwin                                      The Bengals finally got on the score-
The Eastender                                    board midway through the second quarter
    The Cumberland Panthers were firing          on a 29 yard pass down the middle of the
on all cylinders during their annual show-       field. Unfazed, the Panthers responded on
down with the Orleans Bengals two weeks          the very next series with a 46-yard touch-
ago as they posted a trio of lopsided victo-     down run by Bryson Michel to go up 28-6
ries over their east end rivals and tied the     at the half.
fourth game.                                         The Panthers further added to their lead
    The day got off to a rather inauspicious     on another long run by Mellon to start the
start for the visiting Bengals when their        third quarter.
mosquito team failed to pick up a single             Orleans moved the ball deep into
first down in losing the opening game            Cumberland territory later in the quarter,
43-0.                                            but the Panthers defence was able to stand
    The Panthers jumped out to a 19-0 first      their ground stopping the Bengals three
quarter lead on a pair of touchdowns by          times inside the 10, including on third and
Daymon Williams and a major by Kurt              goal from the two yard line.
Henneberry.                                          Another major by Michel in the fourth
    After scoring a safety early in the sec-     quarter would make the final score 40-6 in
ond quarter, the Panthers added two more         favour of the Panthers.
touchdowns and a two point convert to take           After the game, Panthers head coach Ian
a 35-0 lead into halftime.                       Michel praised his players for showing up
    A 65-yard kick return by Williams to         for practice and working hard.
open the second half emptied what little             “We had a great practice coming into the      Orleans Bengals running back Justin
wind was left in the Bengals’ sails.             game and it showed. We executed well on           Ryan gains some valuable yardage
    The score could have been a lot worse        offensive and we only gave up one touch-
had the Panthers not decided to work on          down on defense. I’ll go with that any day,”      against the Cumberland Panthers in
their passing game in the second half.           said Michel.                                      their peewee matchup earlier this
    “The first half was incredible,” Panthers        The Panthers third blowout was deliv-
                                                                                                   month. Fred Sherwin/Photo
head coach Mike Earle said after the game.       ered by their peewee team which built up
“In the third quarter we switched things up      a 43-6 halftime lead before taking their          third to make the score 9-2 in the third and
a bit and then in the fourth quarter we blew     foot off the gas and cruising to a convinc-       then tied the game early in the fourth quarter
them out of the water.”                          ing 50-26 win.                                    on a six yard run by Ryan Donoghue.
    The Bengals’ tyke team didn't fare much          Tyrone Pierre had three touchdowns for           The score remained kotted at 9-9 until
better. After they turned the ball over on the   Cumberland, Jaylen King scored twice and          the end of the fourth quarter, which meant
opening kick-off, the Panthers scored on         James Haggarty caught a pass from Jake            the game had to be settled in overtime.
their first play from scrimmage on a 24          Molinski for another major. The Bengals           Under NCAFA rules, if a game is tied after
yard run by Daniel Mellon. A Mathieu             touchdowns were scored by Justin Ryan,            four quarters, both teams get two chances
Kelly convert would give the Panthers the        Denis McGrath and Rashari Sommerville-            to score from the 35 yard line.
early 8-0 lead.                                  Henry.                                               The Panthers came the closest to scoring
    On Cumberland’s next series, Mathieu             The lone tie came in the bantam game.         in overtime and actually had a first down
Franche hit a wide open Abdul-Ismail             The Bengals got on the board first when           on the one yard line during their second
Karim for a seven yard touchdown pass            Darcy Lavoie through the ball to Nick             series, but two great defensive plays by the
to put the Panthers up 14-0. They went up        Lamothe for a 38-yard touchdown toss off          Bengals forced them back to the 27 yard
20-0 when Mellon ran the ball 42 yards           a fake punt in the first quarter. They then had   line where they tried to punt the ball into
on the opening play of their third series.       to give up a safety in the second quarter         the end zone to score a single. Unfortun-
Another two-point convert by Kelly made          which narrowed their lead to 7-2.                 ately the kick came up short and the game
the score 22-0 Panthers.                             The Panthers returned the favour in the       end in a draw.

Cumberland Grads season off to so-so start
By Fred Sherwin                                  three of five of the goals that were scored       Although they’ve managed to score five
The Eastender                                    came on the powerplay.                            power play goals in their first three games,
   The Cumberland Grads season got off to           The game was tied 1-1 after the first and      they had 25 power play opportunities
a so-so start last week as the team posted       2-2 after the second with the Grads scoring       which equates to a 20 per cent efficiency
just one win against a pair of losses.           the equalizer in both periods. Unfortunate-       rating. Conversely the opposing teams’
   After losing their season opener 5-3 to       ly they didn’t have an answer for the Jr.         power plays are scoring at a 33 per cent
the Brockville Braves on the opening day         Sens’ third goal which came midway                clip with five goals in 15 attempts.
of the CJHL’s showcase weekend in                through the final period.                            In net, veteran goalie Adam Laderoute
Carleton Place on Sept. 12, they downed             In the three games they’ve played so far       has yet to pick up his first win and his GAA
Kemptville 6-2 the next day on a pair of         veteran D-man Daniel Sauve has led the            is over 4.00. Adam Mohr played well-
goals by Mitch Gallant and single from           way offensively with a goal and four              enough against Kemptville, but the 76s
Michael Nooyen, Greg Sartoretto, Mathieu         assists. The goal scoring has so far been         aren’t exactly known for their scoring, in
Ouellette and Michael Borokowski. Adam           spread out with no fewer than 10 players          fact they’re tied for last in the league with
Mohr picked up the win in net for the            getting on the score sheet during the first       just seven goals.
Grads.                                           three games.                                         The Grads will try to even their record
   The Grads lost their second game of the          One area they will definitely need to          this Sunday when they host the Hawkes-
season last Wednesday in a close match-up        work on as the early part of the season           bury Hawks at the Navan Memorial Arena.
against the Ottawa Jr. Senators in which         unfolds is their special teams play.              Game time is 3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 21                                                                                                                        page 11

Cumberland Cobras split U10 ERSL Cup finals
By Fred Sherwin
The Eastender
    The Cumberland Cobras U10 Premier
girls and boys teams each had a shot at
winning an ERSL Cup on Sunday, but only
one of them managed to pull off the feat as
the boys team won its final in dominating
    The U10 Level 3 ‘A’ squad has been on
a roll since late June when a big win over
the Kanata Lightning in the first round of
the ERSL Cup tournament helped erase a
rather slow start to the season. After win-
ning their first league game against the
Ottawa Internationals, they lost two and
then tied two for a rather unimpressive
1-2-2 start to the 2009 campaign.
    Even a wild 11-4 win over Kanata didn’t
help right the ship immediately. They tied
their third league game in a row five days
later before finally getting their act together
in back-to-back wins over Cumberland
United and Goulbourn to give them some a
momentum heading into their ERSL Cup
                                                  Members of the Cumberland Cobras U10 Premier boys team post with the
quarterfinal against the first place OSU          ERSL Cup and championship banner after downing the Ottawa Royals Wildcats
Force.                                            6-1 in the final on Sunday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
    The game turned out to be one for the
ages. After battling each other to a 3-3 draw,    the ball to Alexandre Szostalo who scored        whistle.”
the two teams exchanged penalty kicks             from inside the penalty area.                        As the Cobras U10 boys team was cele-
through 13 rounds before Cumberland finally           Up 4-0 at the half, the Cobras didn’t take   brating their big win, the U10 girls team
sealed the deal with their 13th shooter.          any chances on risking a Wildcats come-          was getting ready for their ERSL Cup final
    After the big win, the Cobras won six of      back. As play resumed, they put immediate        against the Kanata Lightning who had beat-
their next seven games including a 7-1 win        pressure on the Ottawa Royal backs who at        en them 5-0 in their only regular season
over Goulbourn in the ERSL Cup semi-              times appeared overwhelmed. Less then a          match-up.
final. The only game they didn't win over         minute into the second half, Rodrigue                After a fairly evenly played first half in
that span was a 3-3 tie against the Ottawa        slammed a shot off the crossbar.                 which neither team was able to score, the
Royals Wildcats who, as fate would have               Five minutes later, Mellon sent a long       Lightning struck early in the second half to
it, would end up facing them in Sunday’s          ball into the penalty area that bounced off      take a 1-0 lead.
ERSL Cup final.                                   the keeper right to a hard-charging Cannell.         Cumberland managed to tie the game
    Unlike the earlier tie, however, the Cup      The ball then deflected off Cannell’s chest      three minutes later off a free kick from just
final was a major league blowout. The             past the keeper and into the net to make the     outside the box, but the Lightning roared
Cobras came to the Colonnade Road mini-           score 5-0.                                       back with a go ahead goal three minutes on
fields ready to play championship soccer as           The Cobras’ sixth goal was another per-      a bang-bang play in which the Kanata player
they jumped all over the Wildcats from the        fectly timed pass from Cannell to Garbe          managed to squeeze the ball between the
opening whistle.                                  who simply had to get his foot on the ball       Cumberland keeper and the near post.
    The Cobras had three good scoring             and redirect it into the net for the score.          The score would have been a lot different
chances before the game was 12 minutes                The Wildcats only goal came near the         if not for the efforts of the Cobras’ keeper
old, including a powerful shot by Noah            end of the game after they were awarded a        who made several stellar saves in the later
Holder from just outside the penalty area         penalty kick on an arguable call that was        stages of the second half to keep her team in
that the Ottawa Royals keeper just man-           made from the penalty area at the opposite       the game.
aged to get his hand on to deflect it over the    end of the field.                                    The final nail in the coffin came off a
crossbar.                                             The call and subsequent goal ruined          botched call in the Kanata end. The Cobras
    A minute later, the Cobras were apply-        Cumberland keeper Brogan Engbers                 had just missed off a corner kick and were
ing pressure in deep once again when Zak          shutout bid, but his whatever disappoint-        pressuring the ball along the end line when
Rodrigue fired a ball into the goal area that     ment he may have felt vanished during the        it deflected off a Kanata player’s foot out of
Jordan Garbe got to before the Wildcats           post game celebration.                           bounds, but instead of awarding the Cobras
keeper had a chance to react and just like            After the game Cobras’ Chris Engbers,        another corner kick, the referee ruled that the
that the score was 1-0 in favour of               credited the team’s skill level to their ath-    ball had gone off the Cumberland player.
Cumberland.                                       leticism.                                            On the ensuing play, the Lightning keeper
    Three minutes later, Roman Cannell                “This group of ’99s we always said           kicked the ball to midfield where a team-
managed to win the ball down low before           were athletes first and soccer players           mate picked it up and scored on a breakaway
crossing it to Benaiah Tesfaye who scored         second. We have six kids who play AA             to make the final 3-1 Kanata.
high into the net from the top of the box.        hockey, a provincial level gymnast and               The ERSL Cup finals continue at the
    The Cobras increased their lead to 3-0 in     two kids who play football with the              Hornet’s Nest this weekend with four more
the 23rd minute on pitcher perfect header         Cumberland Panthers,” noted Engbers,             east end teams seeing action. The Gloucester
off a corner kick that would have made            who was helped out this year by assistants       Hornets U12 Premier boys team plays
Pele proud. Tesfaye executed the corner to        Sule Karsli and Mark Garbe. “This was            Capital United; the Cumberland Cobras
perfection and Cannell came through with          definitely one of the better all ’round          U14 Premier girls team takes on the OSU
a perfectly timed header into the net.            games they’ve played this year. They were        Force; the Hornets U15 Premier team plays
    Cumberland’s fourth goal came in the          a little nervous before the game, but we         OSU Force as well; and the Cobras U15
final few minutes of the first half. Cannell      told them the best way to get rid of the         Premier boys team goes up against the
was once again the instigator as he threaded      nerves was to play hard from the opening         Kanata Lightning.
Monday, Sept. 21                                                                                                              page 12

Pentecostal Church to host top flight gospel concert
By Fred Sherwin                                 Besides gospel and inspirational music,
The Eastender                                Reggie and Ladye Love Smith also sing a
   The Community Pentecostal Church in       variety of big band tunes from the 40s and
Orléans will come alive with the sound       50s.
of music on Sept. 26 as four of the most        Kathy Grant has sung for such legendary
talented artists in gospel music come        greats as the Reverend Al Green, Hezekiah
together for a special concert in support    Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir, and
of the Sonshine camps for special needs      Ricky Dillard & New G; she has her own
children.                                    radio show on CHRI, Ottawa’s Christian
   Among the acts scheduled to perform are   music radio station; she organized the
Orléans own Kathy Grant, widely regarded     Canadian Gospel Music Conference in
as one of the most talented female gospel    2007; and she’s won several MAJA Awards
singers in Canada; Cathy Goddard, another    including Female Artist of the Year and
homegrown talent who was recently nom-       National Gospel Song of the Year in 2005.
inated for two Covenant Awards by the           In 2007, Kathy was nominated for a
Gospel Music Association of Canada; and      YMCA/YWCA Woman of Distinction
internationally renowned gospel artists      Award and she was recently named a
Reggie and Ladye Love Smith whose            Universal Peace Federation Ambassador
resume includes appearances with the         for Peace.
Gaither Homecoming Tour, the Billy              Cathy Goddard has appeared as a musi-
Graham Crusade, the soundtrack for The       cal guest on 100 Huntley Street, The Miracle
Lion King and Super Bowl XXV1.               Channel and Nite Lite Live. She has also
   The concert is being organized by Len     been featured on CJOH, the A Channel, and
Goddard, president of the Sonshine Group     radio stations across Canada.
                                                                                            International gospel artists Reggie and
of Companies which operate several group        Besides being a rising star in the gospel   Ladye Love Smith (top) will headline
and foster homes in the east end, as well    music industry, Goddard is also an inspira-    an upcoming gospel concert at the
as a summer camp for special needs chil-     tional speaker. Her latest CD “Orphan’s
dren.                                        Song” has been nominated for a Covenant        Community Pentecostal Church that
   “Reggie and Ladye Love Smith are          Award in the category of Inspirational         will also feature Cathy Goddard (left)
international superstars in the gospel       Album of the Year.
music industry,” says Goddard. “They’re         The concert is being held at the Com-       and Kathy Grant. File photos
regulars on the Gaither Homecoming Tour      munity Pentecostal Church on St. Joseph        during which members of the audience
which is one of the largest drawing gospel   Blvd. which has a state-of-the-art PA sys-     will have a chance to meet the artists.
acts in the world. They pack them in wher-   tem. Goddard expects the concert will be          Advance tickets can be purchased for
ever they go.”                               about 3 hours long with an intermission        $22.50 by calling 613-834-8187 ex. 33.

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