orleansonline.ca The • local news • Eastender • minor sports • • community links • • free classifieds • • kids stuff • • parenting • • crime report • • arts directory • 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 $4,000. 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 Sherwin/Photo 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. UST EVANS Lawyers/Avocats 613-837-1010 2589 boul. St. Joseph Blvd., Orléans Gerry Bradley Philippe Dust Evans Grandmaitre “Providing quality legal service to Orléans and area for the past 30 years.” 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. www.orleansonline.ca www.orleansonline.ca 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 spots. 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 Letters should be limited to 250 The Fred Sherwin Editor & Publisher words. Eastender The Eastender reserves the right to To submit a letter to the editor to edit correspondence for length with The Eastender e-mail the-eastender@ a commitment to maintaining the orleansonline.ca. integrity and spirit of the content. 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 Point 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. email@example.com) 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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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. 2062 Boul. St-Joseph Blvd, Orléans Tel / tél: 613-824-5196 Monday, Sept. 21 page 10 Local Sports 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 fashion. 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 Artscetera 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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