Canadian National Sledge Hockey Team wins Gold!

I am happy to share the news that this week, the Canadian National Sledge Hockey Team has won Gold in South Korea in a 4-1 win over the USA.

Their previous game against the USA ended in a 2-1 loss in what was an unbroken string of losses for the past 4 years to the USA. With this commanding win, this sets Canada back on top of the world and we have 3 local players and two staff who contributed.

I would like to send my sincere congratulations to the whole team including Stittsville locals Ben Delaney, Rob Armstrong, and Tyrone Henry as well as the Team Doctor, Lindsay Bradley and the Mental Performance Coach, Adam Kingsbury.

The Stittsville members of the team will be arriving from Air Canada flight 466 from Toronto at 9:20 PM Saturday, April 22nd and it would be great for any residents to show up to greet them to show their support.

Great job on representing your home and country!

Stittsville Appreciation Award Nominations Due April 16th

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Time is quickly running out as the nomination period for the 9th Annual Stittsville Appreciation Awards closes April 16th.

 

Community contributions deserve recognition. I highly encourage all residents who would like to acknowledge one of our standout citizens, youth, senior or business to fill out an application form and bring their special contributions forward. It could be anyone – a neighbour, a friend, or even a family member – take the time to show someone that their contributions are appreciated!

 

Nominations must be received by Sunday April 16th!

The Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year is awarded to an individual who best exemplifies community involvement and participation. The Senior of the Year is awarded in recognition of a senior citizen who has made a significant and long-standing contribution to our community. The Youth of the Year is presented to an individual who contributes leadership, volunteer service, serves as a peer example, and has overcome personal challenges or responds in an emergency situation.   The Business of the Year is awarded to a Stittsville business that has contributed significantly to our quality of life.

 

Last year’s winners include Jo-Anne Ilkiw, Phil Sweetnam, Ella Sultan, and Jo-Jo’s Pizza. This year, it could be someone you nominate! For further qualifications on these awards, I encourage you to visit my website.

Winners will be announced at the Appreciation Awards celebrations, which will be held on Tuesday May 16th commencing at 7:00pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex.

I encourage you to fill out the attached nomination form and email it to me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca or print the form for either drop off at my ward office in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex or mailed to 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1. Please include a detailed, written submission outlining why you are nominating a particular individual or business.

Community Spotlight

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Last week, I asked residents to share their stories of community achievements.

 

This week, I would like to congratulate Emma Gray, who competed in the Gymnastics Ontario Provincial Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships hosted by Futures Gymnastics last weekend at the Better Living Center in Toronto.

 

After a consistent showing on all four events of Vault, Beam, Floor and Uneven Bars, she earned the Gold Medal for All around and was named 2016/2017 Provincial Champion in her Age Group (14) and Level (6). Emma trains at the Ottawa Gymnastics Centre, and is in Grade 8 at Sacred Heart High School.

 

Congratulations for all of your hard work, Emma!

 

If you have a related story of a community achievement you would like me to recognize in an upcoming newsletter, I would love to hear it! Please email me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca.

Stittsville Appreciation Award Nominations Open!

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Time is quickly running out as the nomination period for the 9th Annual Stittsville Appreciation Awards closes April 16th.

 

Community contributions deserve recognition. I highly encourage all residents who would like to acknowledge one of our standout citizens, youth, senior or business to fill out an application form and bring their special contributions forward. It could be anyone – a neighbour, a friend, or even a family member – take the time to show someone that their contributions are appreciated!

Nominations must be received by Sunday April 16th!

The Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year is awarded to an individual who best exemplifies community involvement and participation. The Senior of the Year is awarded in recognition of a senior citizen who has made a significant and long-standing contribution to our community. The Youth of the Year is presented to an individual who contributes leadership, volunteer service, serves as a peer example, and has overcome personal challenges or responds in an emergency situation.   The Business of the Year is awarded to a Stittsville business that has contributed significantly to our quality of life.

 

Last year’s winners include Jo-Anne Ilkiw, Phil Sweetnam, Ella Sultan, and Jo-Jo’s Pizza. This year, it could be someone you nominate! For further qualifications on these awards, I encourage you to visit my website.

Winners will be announced at the Appreciation Awards celebrations, which will be held on Tuesday May 16th commencing at 7:00pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex.

I encourage you to fill out the attached nomination form and email it to me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca or print the form for either drop off at my ward office in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex or mailed to 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1. Please include a detailed, written submission outlining why you are nominating a particular individual or business.

Local Athletic Achievements

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I would like to take a moment to congratulate the Goulbourn Rockets and Canada TopFlight Academy for their accomplishments this past week.

 

Just last weekend, the Canada TopFlight Academy basketball team, many of whom are from Stittsville, won the National Preparatory Association Championships in Toronto.

 

Meanwhile, three of the competitive hockey teams with the Goulbourn Girls Hockey Association have qualified for the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association Provincial Tournament taking place this upcoming weekend (April 7-9) in Toronto. The girls all had great seasons and look forward to doing well and representing the Ottawa area at this huge prestigious tournament.  It will be a tough battle, but they are ready to play hard.

 

I would like to congratulate the players for all of their hard work and best of luck to the Rockets are their tournament this weekend.

 

I would also like to send my sincere thanks to all of the volunteers, parents, and coaches of not just these teams, but all athletics in our communities. The time you take to become involved in the lives of these young ones helps them to create memories that they will not forget and provides an invaluable experience that they will carry with them forever.

Good luck to all the teams moving forward and remember to have fun!

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If you have a related story of a community achievement you would like me to recognize in an upcoming newsletter, I would love to hear it! Please email me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca.

Cardboard Challenge

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I thought I would take a moment to share some of the creative constructs made by local youths at the Andrew Fleck Child Care Services’ March Break Cardboard Challenge.

 

Teams were tasked to build something that celebrates Canada’s 150th using the Makedo Cardboard-Building System with only 1 week to finish. Imagination was the only limitation!

 

About 180 children, in 6 sites across the City participated and the results were quite impressive. The pictures below showcase what the children at the Stittsville program, located in Stittsville Public School, created.

 

Way to go! on these fantastic creations. It is always fantastic to see the creativity of our youths.

 

Children for Peace – Syrian Children’s Art Auction

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I would like to invite residents to participate in a charitable art auction presented by the Services for Syrian Refugees Program.

 

Some of the children of the Syrian Refugee families, who arrived in Ottawa over the past year, decided that they wanted to give back to our community. They have produced a number of paintings that are now being auctioned online with funds going to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) as thanks for the support CHEO has provided their families.

 

The program is called “Children for Peace” and you can bid on the artwork until April 14th at https://ssrp-ottawa.ca/auction.

 

I highly encourage residents to participate in the bidding process as the artwork is not only incredibly well done but paints a beautiful picture of what it means to be a new Canadian welcomed as a refugee.

Stittsville Appreciation Award Nominations Open!

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Time is quickly running out as the nomination period for the 9th Annual Stittsville Appreciation Awards closes April 16th.

 

Community contributions deserve recognition. I highly encourage all residents who would like to acknowledge one of our standout citizens, youth, senior or business to fill out an application form and bring their special contributions forward. It could be anyone – a neighbur, a friend, or even a family member – take the time to show someone that their contributions are appreciated!

 

Nominations must be received by Sunday April 16th!

The Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year is awarded to an individual who best exemplifies community involvement and participation. The Senior of the Year is awarded in recognition of a senior citizen who has made a significant and long-standing contribution to our community. The Youth of the Year is presented to an individual who contributes leadership, volunteer service, serves as a peer example, and has overcome personal challenges or responds in an emergency situation.   The Business of the Year is awarded to a Stittsville business that has contributed significantly to our quality of life.

 

Last year’s winners include Jo-Anne Ilkiw, Phil Sweetnam, Ella Sultan, and Jo-Jo’s Pizza. This year, it could be someone you nominate! For further qualifications on these awards, I encourage you to visit my website.

Winners will be announced at the Appreciation Awards celebrations, which will be held on Tuesday May 16th commencing at 7:00pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex.

I encourage you to fill out the attached nomination form and email it to me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca or print the form for either drop off at my ward office in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex or mailed to 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1. Please include a detailed, written submission outlining why you are nominating a particular individual or business.

Stittsville Appreciation Award Nominations Open!

 

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The nomination period for the 9th Annual Stittsville Appreciation Awards is now open!

 

You don’t have to look far to recognize excellence in our community. It could be a neighbour, a friend, or even a family member. This is your opportunity to bring their special contributions forward.

 

Nominations must be received by Sunday April 16th!

The Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year is awarded to an individual who best exemplifies community involvement and participation. The Senior of the Year is awarded in recognition of a senior citizen who has made a significant and long-standing contribution to our community. The Youth of the Year is presented to an individual who contributes leadership, volunteer service, serves as a peer example, and has overcome personal challenges or responds in an emergency situation.   The Business of the Year is awarded to a Stittsville business that has contributed significantly to our quality of life.

 

Last year’s winners include Jo-Anne Ilkiw, Phil Sweetnam, Ella Sultan, and Jo-Jo’s Pizza. This year, it could be someone you nominate! For further qualifications on these awards, I encourage you to visit my website.

Winners will be announced at the Appreciation Awards celebrations, which will be held on Tuesday May 16th commencing at 7:00pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex.

I encourage you to fill out the attached nomination form and email it to me at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca or print the form for either drop off at my ward office in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex or mailed to 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1. Please include a detailed, written submission outlining why you are nominating a particular individual or business.

Congratulations to Eva Von Jagow Winning Additional Funding for L’Oréal Women of Worth Award

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In last week’s newsletter, I shared the news that Stittsville resident, Eva Von Jagow, was selected as one of 10 inaugural members of Canada’s L’Oréal Women of Worth.

 

Eva was selected from over 300 nominations for her charitable spirit and hard work raising funds for food programs in Canada’s northern territories.

Eva was a student at Sacred Heart High School when she first learned about the exorbitant cost of food in Nunavut. Demonstrating a deep philanthropic initiative, she the founded the first “All that Glam” fundraiser, collecting and reselling used jewelry and handbags to support breakfast programs in Nunavut. Over $97,800 has been raised since then. Building on this success, Eva then went on to found DueNORTH, a foundation to promote access to nutritional and affordable food to all children and youth in Canada’s North.

 

As a recipient of the award, L’Oreal donated $10,000 to Eva’s charitable foundation DueNORTH with the opportunity to win another $10,000 through an online voting campaign.

 

Now, I am happy to share that Eva has received the most votes and will now be receiving another $10,000 to put toward food programs in Canada’s North!

 

I would like to thank all residents who took the time to vote for her and support this fantastic initiative. Congratulations, Eva. You deserve it.