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Sparty time!


Ottawa Senators mascot Spartacat low-5’s a young runner on Mill St. near the finish line of the family one miler during 8th annual Manotick Miler on May 6. This year’s event was expanded, as the Manotick Miler merged with the Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House. This year’s Manotick Miler was a fundraiser for the Sens Foundation and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. For more on the event, see page 9 and visit the Manotick Messenger Facebook page.
Mike Carroccetto photo
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Sapling from a Vimy Ridge acorn planted at Claudette Cain Park
Local dignitaries joined members of the Royal Canadian Legion Barrhaven and Manotick branches for the dedication of a Vimy Oak sapling at Claudette Cain Park last Monday.
Jeff Morris Photo
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Musician and ROSSS volunteer still going strong after 80 years
Martin Luce received a community builders award from the United Way of Ottawa last year.
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Light rail expansion to Limebank Road expected to help local commuters
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson was flanked by municipal and provincial politicians and officials as he announced the expansion of the LRT line to Limebank Road.
Charlie Senack photo
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In the News

St. Mark student gets involved to make a difference in the community

Spencer Screaton is the co-creator of the Confidence is Key Program and the Co-President of the OSAID Chapter at St. Mark High School.
Messenger photo by
Phill Potter
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Ontario champs
Coach Doug Stuewe and his Ottawa South U12 boys basketball team recently travelled to Niagara Falls and came home with gold medals from the Ontario Provincial Basketball Championships. The team defeated the Toronto Lords, Orangeville Hawks, Milton Stags and the Toronto Triple Threat 54-48 in the final. Congratulations to team members Sahale Abdirahman, Lane Moffatt, Jack Dotten, Ryan Kelly, Kyle Milinazzo, Roston Lockhart, Bennett Close, Samuel Ouellet, Ethan Harris, Victor Xu and Adam Kitchen. Sean Milizanno and Rob Dotten were the team’s assistant coaches.
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