and Stephanie Paravan got some much needed support from some friends at
the Marlborough Pub’s 10th anniversary bash Sat., Sept. 23 at the
Alfred Taylor community Centre in North Gower. The event was a
fundraiser for the Matthew the Brave Foundation. Matthew Paravan, their
son, suffers from a seizure disorder that, at ten years old, has left
him basically undiagnosed and suffering up to 250 seizures daily,
wheelchair bound and unable to speak or eat orally. Over the past four
years, the Paravan Family has spent over two years hospitalized at Sick
Kids in Toronto and CHEO. Amazingly, throughout this ordeal Matthew
seldom complains and has learned to communicate through the use of
flashcards or an iPad. He continues to be the same funny, caring,
sports loving little boy he always was. It is the hope of the
Marlborough Pub to raise funds to help his family offset the enormous
financial burden the past four years has left them with. “We wanted to
have a celebration for our anniversary, but we wanted to make it for a
good cause,” said Jason Moore of the Marlborough Pub. “I have known
Matthew’s mother since we were six years old. We wanted to do something
that would make a difference.”
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|Dickinson Square art
Blaine presents her hand- embroidered image of the buildings of
Dickinson Square, past and present to (left to right) Brian Earl, RTHS,
Hannah Blaine, Maureen McPhee, RTHS, Elaine Eagen, Watson’s Mill.
The design is taken from historical maps and pictures.
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|South Carleton grad Kealey selected in first round of NLL Draft
was a big day on the draft day stage as South Carleton grad JP Kealey
was selected in the first round of the National Lacrosse League Draft,
held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre Sept. 18.
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Fundraising fashion show
Collection and the Black Dog Bistro again teamed up for their annual
fundraising fashion show to fight children’s cancer. Pictured are, left
to right, Carol Anne Meehan (emcee), NIN Collection owner Eva
Michaliszyn, and volunteer fashion models Isabelle, Lorraine, Mardi,
Eliane and Michelle.
Photo by George Michaliszyn
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Concussion drives Canadian karate team member to pursue studies in cognitive science
Meghan Bowman is hoping to study Cognitive Sciences at Carleton University next year.
Messenger photo by
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Tanner Schroeder (5), of the Kanata Lasers, and Barrhaven’s Noah Rowe
(6), of the Kemptville 73’s, keep a close eye on each other during CCHL
junior hockey action last month. The overage winger and former Metcalfe
Jets and Winchester Hawks player is an assistant captain this season
with Kanata this season.
Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto
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