Read this issue of the Manotick Messenger.




Local residents spent weeks and months dealing with felled trees in their yards following the ice storm of January, 1998. Manotick resident Pat Drummond kept a diary of the events which can be seen on page 5.
Manotick Messenger file photo
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Former MVCA President Klaus Beltzner is our  2017 Person of the Year
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, left, presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Manotick Village Community Association President and Manotick Messenger contributor Klaus Beltzner in 2016. Joining them for the presentation were Rideau Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt and Osgoode Councillor George Darouze.
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New Years Eve Gala sets the bar high for Richmond’s 2018 celebrations
Cydney Green, Maryan Wammes and Sheila Coughlin were the organizers of the Richmond 200th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Gala.
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Off to Orillia
Team Duschenes, who play out of the Manotick Curling Club, will be heading to the Ontario Winter Games in Orillia, March 1-4, 2018.  From left to right are Emma Artichuk, Emily Deschenes, Celeste Gauthier and Rory Grant. The team is coached by Greg Artichuck. This year’s games are the first Ontario Winter Games since 2014.
Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto
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In the News

Honour Roll student active with student council and on curling rink

Jocelyn Taylor has been an Honour Roll student each year she has attended Osgoode Township High School.

Messenger photo by
Phill Potter
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Osgoode Richmond Major Pee Wee Romans reach semi-final of Bell Capital Cup
Osgoode-Richmond Romans’ head coach Doug Allen instructs and motivates his team during a 19th annual Bell Capital Cup game played on Dec. 28.
Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto
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