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Read this issue of the Manotick Messenger.



Hit Like a Girl!


St. Mark High School’s Maya Clunie (31) attempts to tackle Jesse Bekkers (81) during the first ever high school girl’s tackle football game played at TD Place on April 29. Because there are no other schools playing girl’s tackle football, St. Mark divided the girls into two teams and played a friendly. The game ended in a 6-6 tie. For the full story, see page 20, and for more photos, check out the Manotick Messenger Facebook Page. 
Mike Carroccetto photo
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Richmond Lions Club Duck Race on Jock River Saturday
Canoeists and Kayakers await the start of the 48th annual Jock River Race last Saturday morning (May 4). A record number of racers crossed the finish line at Jock River Park in Richmond. The start line at Munster Rd. was a beehive of activity all morning long as racers got themselves and their canoes and kayaks ready for the water.
Mike Carroccetto photo
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ITR’s Tempting Providence is also an opportunity to help others
Runners for the Manotick Miler 5-Mile Race take off Sunday from Dickinson Square in Manotick. The Manotick Miler featured 1,000 runners in various races and categories, including the Sens Foundation walk, Roll and Run for Roger Neilson House. For more photos of the event, visit the Manotick Messenger Facebook Page.
Jeff Morris photo
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Vimy Bridge Wreath Laying Ceremony

Members of the Manotick, Osgoode and Barhaven Royal Canadian Legions came together to lay a wreath beneath the commemorative oak tree planted in Claudette Cain park this week. The ceremony was commemorating the solders that had fought in the battle at Vimy, April 9th marking the anniversary date.
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In the News

Key Club, volunteering connects Honour Roll student to community

Tomas Pepe is an Honour Roll student at St. Mark High School who has been carrying an average above 90 per cent.    
Phil Potter photo
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East Nepean Little League receives funding from Jays Care Foundation
Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Duane Ward talks to kids at the East Nepean Little League complex in Barrhaven in 2014, after the Jays Care Foundation donated $35,000 to the East Nepean Little League to establish a park worthy of hosting national and provincial Little League championship tournaments. 
Mike Carroccetto photo
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