Fibre Fling: Out of the box fibre art show

By Judith van Berkom –

Kitchissippi United Church members hosted the second Out-of-the-Box Fibre Art exhibit and high tea on April 12 and 13 to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Spring snow couldn’t keep the crowds away from this amazing collection of fibre artwork ranging from machine and hand embroiderers, art quilters, weavers, felters, doll makers, embellishers, silk painters, appraisers, dyers as well as other needle workers and mixed media.

Over $4000 was raised for the Stephen Lewis Grandmother’s campaign from admission fees and the high tea on Saturday. The total sales of art work for the two days was $5,537.

Kitchissippi hockey girls score a bronze medal at the Ontario Provincial Championships

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Kitchissippi girls: Aisha Jansen, 16 of Civic Hospital neighbourhood, Laura Stokes, 17 of Westboro, Morgan McKenna, 18 of Civic Hospital neighbourhood, Roslyn Neals, 15 of Fisher Park area, and Hannah Hladkowicz, 17 of Westboro, were part of the Midget A Ottawa Ice team that won a bronze medal in the Ontario Provincial Championships. Photo by Kristy Strauss

Work together, believe in your team and always stay positive

Story and photos by Kristy Strauss

 Work together, believe in your team, and always stay positive.

This is the advice that the Ottawa Girls Hockey Association’s Midget A Ottawa Ice team followed. And this is the advice that helped them earn a bronze medal recently in the Ontario Provincial Championships.

“We weren’t expected to win . . . then we beat a lot of people,” said 16 year-old Aisha Jansen, who lives near the Civic Hospital. “You have to make sure you keep each other motivated.”

The championships took place on April 6 and 7. While they lost in a semi-final game with a 1-0 score, the team competed in the bronze medal game against the Windsor Wildcats.

The girls came out on top in a tight score of 3-2.

“It was pretty rewarding,” said Roslyn Neals, 15, of Fisher Park. “We worked hard all season. We were tough competitors all the way through, so it was disappointing not to move onto the final. But winning a medal was still exciting.”

Seventeen-year-old Hannah Hladkowicz, of Westboro, added that the win was a relief.

“We were only up by one, so it was really stressful,” she said.

While the team was happy they received a bronze after some hard work, they said it was a bittersweet feeling.

The end of the championships meant the season was over and it was the team’s last game together.

Hladkowicz said it was some of the older girls’ last year in minor hockey and the win marked the end of the team playing together.

“The first years, second years and third years are all so close,” she said. “It’s great for the younger guys – it gives them confidence and everyone just feels good around each other.”

Sixteen year-old Aisha Jansen, of the Civic Hospital, added that the team got very close over the year, and it was hard to say goodbye.

The team mates said they owe their success this year to their team, their families, and their coaches Claudio Colaiacovo and Mark Stokes.

“We had some good pre-game pep talks,” said Westboro resident Laura Stokes, 17. “We gave 100 per cent all the time and the way we worked together all year really paid off in the end. We never lost confidence.”

Neals added that confidence is important to winning, and the team had the right attitude the whole season.

“Don’t let anyone else define your team,” she said. “If you listen to the stats or your standings and listen to what other teams are saying, you’ll lose confidence in your team mates and the team in general. We weren’t the best team going into the province . . . but we pushed third to bronze.”

For more information on the Ottawa Girls Hockey Association and their results in the Ontario Provincial Championships: ottawagirlshockey.com.

KT Going Out: April 25 – May 8

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Live Music

April 25
Brian Browne, Juniper Kitchen &Wine Bar, 245 Richmond Rd

April 26
AlphaSoul Jazz Night @ 9:00pm,
AlphaSoul Café, 1015 Wellington St. W
Raw Sugar @ 10:00pm,
Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St

April 27
The Ryvyls @ 10:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St

May 2
Brian Browne, Juniper Kitchen &Wine Bar, 245 Richmond Rd
Open Stage @ 8:00pm,
Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St

May 3
AlphaSoul Jazz Night @ 9:00pm, AlphaSoul Café, 1015 Wellington St. W
Rocket Rached and The Fat City Eight @ 10:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St

May 4
Déjà vu @ 10:00pm, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St

 

Comedy/Open Mic

April 25
Trivia Night with Paul Paquet, Royal Oak Pub, 1217 Wellington St
Open Jam, Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St

April 28
Beer N’ Board Games
,
The Hintonburg Public House, 1020 Wellington St W

April 29
Live Comedy, Whispers Pub & Eatery, 249 Richmond Rd
Open Mic Night with Troy Lajambe, Royal Oak Pub, 1217 Wellington St

 

May 2
Trivia Night with Paul Paquet, Royal Oak Pub, 1217 Wellington St
Psychic Night with Matt Stapley, AlphaSoul Café, 1015 Wellington St. W

May 5
Comedy Open Mic Night with Dunca  Patterson, The Hintonburg Public House, 1020 Wellington St W

May 6
Live Comedy, Whispers Pub & Eatery, 249 Richmond Rd
Open Mic Night with Troy Lajambe, Royal Oak Pub, 1217 Wellington St

Gallery Listings

Running of the Blue Shoes: H’Art of Ottawa Artist, until Apr. 26, Ottawa Bagel Shop and Deli, 1321 Wellington St W

SPAO: APPLIED, until Apr. 29, Exposure Gallery, 1255 Wellington St. W

Edge of the ‘Knife, until May. 5, Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington St. W

Rosalie Favell, until May. 5, Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington St. W

Flora, May. 7 – 26, Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington St. W

Tulips in the Capital, until Jun. 2, Orange Art Gallery 233 Armstrong St

 

Theatre Listings
The Farm Show,
April 22-27, Ottawa Theatre School, 294 Picton Ave

Shakespeare in Performance presents Tales Told by an Idiot, Signifying Nothing, Apr. 26, Ottawa School of Speech & Drama, 294 Picton Ave

Musical Theatre Intensive 1 presents Little Women: A Radio Musical, May. 3 – 4, Ottawa School of Speech & Drama, 294 Picton Ave

The Taming of the Shrew, until May 5, The Gladstone, 910 Gladstone Ave

April 19-May 5: New play at the Gladstone for Bear & Co.

Bear & Co in Hintonburg Park. Photo by Justin Van Leeuwen

The Taming of the Shrew is opening at The Gladstone, April 19-May 5, 2013.

Produced by Bear & Co., who performed in Hintonburg Park last summer, the show features an all male cast.

Review by Judith van Berkom:

Shakespeare’s comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, opened at The Gladstone on April 19. The all-male cast — playing male and/or female roles — entertained a full house with song, drama and comedic antics. The play runs until May 5.

True to Shakespeare’s times (1593), “the actors would have been singing a lot,” explains Hintonburg’s Rachel Eugster, musical director of the play. “Many of the songs we used are referred to in the script,” she adds. “These songs were familiar to Shakespeare’s audiences.” The intimate environment and actors’ use of and involvement with the audience in song, music and text lends the play an authentic Shakespearean feel.
Ottawa’s director, Eleanor Crowder, is a 20-year veteran of ‘Shakespeare in the parks’ of Ottawa orginally working with youth between the ages of 10 and 16, gradually evolving into professional theatre and currently presented by Bear & Co.
Crowds gathered for summer theatre. Photo by Justin Van Leeuwen
Open air theatre means picnics in the park and getting up close and personal with the actors. Photo by Justin Van Leeuwen

 

Chamber Theater Hintonburg presents Edmond at the Carleton Tavern

Drama at the Carleton Tavern

By Ted Simpson

Chamber Theatre Hintonburg are currently performing David Mamet’s Edmond: a twisted story of a man’s fall from married life into the dark criminal underworld, through prostitution, violence and murder.

Edmond at the Carleton Tavern. Photo by Ted Simpson

The Carleton Tavern provides a unique and intriguing venue for the production. The minimal set design and intimate room put the focus directly on the powerful, intense performances from a truly outstanding cast.

Kitchissippi’s Donnie Laflamme as Edmond is a captivating and at times terrifying lead. Laflamme also directed and produced the performance with assistance from Manon Dumas.

Be advised the show contains some extremely harsh language and graphic imagery.

Edmond runs April 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 at 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each, available online at eventbrite or by personal reservation 613-791-4471, 613-791-0097.

Awesome authors from Kitchissippi

The Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors youth writing contest included two winners from Kitchissippi.

Fisher Park P.S.’s Sophia Carney won first place in the short story contest for youth aged 12-14 with her science fiction story.

Isabella Crysler from Churchill Alternative Public School wins first prize in poetry, age 9-11. Photo by Kathleen Wilker

Isabella Crysler, age 11, who attends Churchill Alternative Public School, won both first prize and an honourable mention for two of her poems.

Congratulations to the young authors!