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THIS WEEK'S COLUMN
April 10, 2014

Carp Men’s Night

On Thursday, April 17 the Carp Agricultural Society is hosting the annual tradition of Carp Men’s Night at the Carp Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Rd. Tickets are $20/person, with cocktails at 6pm and dinner beginning at 7pm. Tickets are available at the Carp Fair Office or by calling 613-839-2172.

On a related noted, Carp Ladies’ Night will be held on Friday, April 25 with cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7pm and entertainment provided by Ambush. Tickets are $50/person and can also be purchased from the Carp Fair Office.

STOP Program – Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients

The STOP program delivers research-based, cost-free smoking cessation workshops in local communities. Eligible participants will attend an educational session and receive a five-week supply of nicotine patches. Workshop(s) will be held in:

Carp Area – English
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Time: 1pm – 3pm

To learn more, see if you qualify, and to register, contact Ottawa Public Health at: 613-580-6744. Confidentiality assured. In partnership: “STOP” (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients), Ottawa Public Health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Canadian Cancer Society – Daffodil Month

Throughout April, volunteers with the Canadian Cancer Society will be doing residential canvassing in our neighbourhoods to request donations for the Canadian Cancer Society during Daffodil Month. Please consider making a donation and/or buy a daffodil pin. Donors are entitled to a tax receipt for any donation. Contributions can also be made by visiting www.cancer.ca or by calling the Ottawa office at 613-723-1744.

Second Wildlife Series session focuses on homes and gardens

The City of Ottawa will be marking National Wildlife Week with the second session of its Wildlife Speakers Series on Friday, April 11 at 7pm in Andrew S. Haydon Hall (Council Chambers) at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West. The topic of this session is Backyard Biodiversity: Welcoming nature into your yard, not your home.

The featured guest speakers are Sarah Kirkpatrick-Wahl, Conservation Coordinator, from Nature Canada, Canada’s oldest nature conservation charity, and Bill Dowd, CEO of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, Canada’s largest wildlife control company that partners with SPCAs/Humane Societies and animal control departments in communities across Canada. Ms. Kirkpatrick-Wahl is a conservation biologist, who is currently working on the NatureHood program, which aims to connect people with nature in urban environments – right in their backyards. Mr. Dowd has more than 25 years of experience in helping people live with wildlife around residential settings. He is respected as an expert in the field.

In addition to the presentations, there will be a nature slideshow and an environmental exposition from 6-9pm in Jean Pigott Place for residents to learn more about Ottawa’s wildlife and natural environment and local environmental initiatives.

The City will hold two more events in the Wildlife Speakers Series this year. The series is intended to increase residents’ knowledge and appreciation of wildlife and promote coexistence through understanding and respect. All of these events are free of charge. The next session is planned for June on the topic of white-tailed deer.
 
 
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