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This year's Shiverfest, Manotick's winter carnival, was an overwhelming success.

Friday evening started with a bang with large numbers coming out to enjoy the skating exhibition, attend the magic show, participate in the family skate or stand around the bonfire and enjoy music from Live 88.5 with hot chocolate and timbits.  Some people were even braving the outdoor rink.

On Saturday morning there was a great turnout at the Kiwanis pancake breakfast and the children's fun time was full. The sleigh rides and fire truck tours were very popular, especially with families.

The 2016 chili cook off was a roaring success - many more "judges" than last year enjoyed both mild and spicy offerings. This year's winner in the professional category was the Manotick Gastropub and in the amateur category, Watson's Mill.  Many judges also enjoyed sampling the products of Bicycle Craft Brewery.

The two new events offered this year were also a big draw. Bingo, put on by ROSSS, was well attended with about 60 people participating.  The curling demonstrations at the Manotick Curling Centre also had a steady stream of people of all ages.

The trivia contest was packed with about 80 people who helped raise $1795 for the Manotick Arena expansion Fund.  The full donation to the Fund will also include the proceeds from the Chili Cook Off, once that has been calculated.

At many of the events, people were lined up well before the doors even opened.  The feedback has been very positive: everyone had a great time!

At many of the events, people were lined up well before the doors even opened.  The feedback has been very positive: everyone had a great time!

The support of local business is essential to the success of Shiverfest and we once again received amazing support from the community. Thanks to our major sponsors and those business that made a valuable contribution to the individual events.

Major Sponsors

Paul's Pharmasave  


Paul's Pharmasave



FirePlace Station  


The Fireplace Station


Manotick PhysioWorks

Manotick Home Hardware  


Manotick Home Hardware

Event Sponsors

Bicycle Craft Brewery
Creekside Bar and Grill
Live 88.5
Manotick Arts Camp
Manotick Curling Club
Manotick Kiwanis
Manotick Legion
Manotick Lions
Manotick Messenger
Manotick Office Pro
Manotick Tim Hortons
Mill Tavern Restaurant
My Little Preschool
My Toy Shop
Ottawa Fire Department
Rideau Skating Club

Special thanks to Councillor Scott Moffatt.


A big thank you to the following local businesses who donated prizes for our Shiverfest events. You made it a huge success!

Allure Hair Design and Spa
Babbos Cucina
Black Dog Bistro
Cali’s Hair Salon
Chew ’n Do Dog grooming
Greg Newton Photography
ITR Theatre Company
Just Imagine
Lasting Impressions
Manotick Gastropub
Manotick Physioworks
Manotick RBC
Mill Street Florist
Paul’s Pharmasave Pharmacy
Peppermint Organic Spa
Pepper Mill
Rebel Petal
Rexall Pharmacy
Take Another Bite

And don’t forget to enter the Celebrating Winter Photography Contest which is still accepting entries until February 14th!


An early Christmas present for Manotick: ARAC Approves Updated Manotick Secondary Plan and Councillor’s Traffic Motion

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee of Council held a special public meeting at the Manotick Arena on December 10th to hear from residents before approving the updated plan and the Mud Creek Sub-Watershed Study.

Manotick Village and Community Association president Klaus Beltzner and Manotick Culture Parks and Recreation Association president Noel Norenius spoke in favour of the updated plan and the Mud Creek study. Members of council noted that the plan reflected the priorities of residents, because the process included much public consultation.  The work was guided by an active community advisory committee whose members included the MVCA, MCPRA and the Manotick BIA.

With the support of public comments from the MVCA, ARAC also approved Councillor Scott Moffatt’s motion to extend the 60 km/h zone on Bankfield from its current point 315 m east of Potter Drive to a point 470 m west of Potter Drive (at the location of the Welcome to Manotick sign); to create a 40 km/h zone on Manotick Main Street from a point 20 m south of Bridge Street/Maple Avenue to a point 80m south of Eastman Avenue; and to create a Community Safety Zone for 150m in each direction from the school property lines on Bridge Street for Manotick Public School and on Long Island for St. Leonard Catholic School.

Final approval by full Council is expected in January 2016.



Probus Presentation, October 2015

The Road to a Walkable Manotick - Presentation to Probus by Klaus Beltzner, October 7, 2015


PDFArtist rendering of Independent Living Apartments and Coffee Shop Proposed Across From Retirement Residence on Bridge Street 

Seniors  Apartments


Truckin' through Manotick, not so much across the Vimy Memorial Bridge

Video Comparison


The MVCA is committed to urge the city to lighten the load on the Manotick bridges and provide improved truck access to the new Vimy Memorial Bridge.  We need your support to make this happen.   Rural residents and businesses who have not already done so are asked to make their views known by sending a brief note to their ward councilor at george.darouze@ottawa.ca or scott.moffatt@ottawa.ca and to me at president@manotickVCA.org .


Community and local politicians reject proposed school location for TELUS Cell Tower in Manotick area

PDFPetition to the House of Commons to reject the proposed cell tower site at 1071 Dozois in Manotick ON:

“Whereas putting a cell tower at 1071 Dozois Road in Ottawa is not an acceptable risk for our children and our neighbourhood due to the proximity of the tower to a local elementary and local high school, we the undersigned, residents of Canada, request the House of Commons to not accept the proposed cell tower site at 1071 Dozois in Manotick, ON.”

Download the petition addressed to the House of Commons, add your name and and return it by mail (no postage required) to: Office of Pierre Poilievre MP, House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6.


You need to read this to safely navigate the Jockvale 2-lane Roundabout at Cambrian

Brochure: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/roundabout/roundabout-brochure-en.pdf
Video: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/roundabout/#video

PDF Reduce Speed to Safely Navigate the Jockvale roundabout



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In the News

January, 2016

Brad Fritsch in Top Five at Event Ottawa Sun, January 29

ITR Offers Live Theatre Idea for Valentine's Day Ottawa Community News, January 27

YOMA Hones Rural Focus Ottawa Community News, January 27

Eight Community Organizations Benefit from Greely 2015 Poppy Campaign Ottawa Community News, January 22

Parks Canada Acknowledges Some Problems with Rideau Canal in UNESCO Report Ottawa Citizen, January 17

Meet Duke, Yellow Lab & Future Guide Dog Ottawa Community News, January 20

Bobby Stagg Combo Band to Rock Manotick Ottawa Community News, January 22

New Reporter Excited to Learn More About Manotick and Area Ottawa Community News, January 22

Residential School Survivor Shares Her Story at Manotick Public School (Video Clip) CTV Ottawa

Greely Rink Gets a Second Chance Ottawa Community News, January 15

Shiverfest to Make Winter Cool This Month Ottawa Community News, January 15

Food to Grow Going Strong After 10 Years Ottawa Community News, January 15

Guide Dog Charity Raffle Tickets Up For Grabs Ottawa Community News, January 15

December, 2015

No deal between Hydro Ottawa and Hydro One for rural customers Ottawa Community News, December 23

Man Sustains Minor Injuries on Rideau Rd Ottawa Community News December 11

Committee Approves Secondary Plan for Manotick Ottawa Community News December 11

Hollerado Returning to Manotick for Benefit Concert Ottawa Community News December 8

Petition Says Vimy Bridge is Destroying River Road Ottawa Metro News December 7

Millers Oven to Stay Open Board Says Ottawa Community News December 4

Manotick Groups Onboard with Refugee Sponsorship Ottawa Community News December 4

Manotick Couple Opens Spa in Newly Restored Heritage Home Ottawa Community News December 2

November, 2015

Manotick Diners Chow Down for a Better Arena Ottawa Community News November 27

Manotick Secondary Plan Up for Final Review Ottawa Community News November 27

Community Members Pledge to Save Miller's Oven - Ottawa Community News November 20

New Osgoode Ward Business Association To Hold First Meeting - Ottawa Community News November 20

Manotick Brother & Sister Speak at WE day - Ottawa Community News November 19

Council Agrees to Extent ATV Trail Pilot - Ottawa Community News November 18

New plan for Ottawa paramedics raises concerns about rural service -CBC News November 16

Day-tripping to Manotick - Ottawa Citizen November 13

Remembrance Day in Manotick - Ottawa Community News November 11

Near Miss with Moose Rattles Commuter - Ottawa Community News November 6

Culvert Work Closes Section of River Road - Ottawa Community News November 6

Developers Reveal Plans for Manotick Subdivision - Ottawa Community News November 6

Carleton Prof and MVCA Past President Helps Save Bats - CBC News November 5

Community Steps Up To Help Family After Fire - Ottawa Community News November 4

Osgoode Youth Group Rebounds After Tough Year - Ottawa Community News November 4

Miller's Oven Shutting Down in Manotick CBC News November 3

October, 2015

Ottawa's Last Conservative Standing - Ottawa Citizen October 24

On Golden Pond Play Comes to Osgoode - Ottawa Community News October 23

Live Jazz Coming To Manotick - Ottawa Community News October 21

Poilievre Keeps Carleton Riding Blue - Ottawa Community News October 20

PIPSC President Targets Poilievre in Carleton Riding -Ottawa Community News October 14

Police Take a Slice Out of Marijuana Grow Ops -Ottawa Community News October 10

Manotick Author Hosts Book Signing in Manotick -Ottawa Community News October 9

Manotick Family Displaced After Fire Destroys Home -Ottawa Community News October 9

Manotick Traffic Meeting Update - Ottawa Community News October 9

Roads & Pathways Top on Budget List - Ottawa Community News October 7

September, 2015

Kelly's Landing Restaurant Caught Up in Diaper Debate Ottawa Sun, September 12

Carleton Incumbent Pierre Poilievre Hopes To Hold New Riding Ottawa Community News September 11

Meet Your Carleton Liberal Candidate: Chris Rodgers Ottawa Community News September 11

Meet Your Carleton NDPl Candidate: KC Larocque Ottawa Community News September 11

Meet Your Carleton Green Candidate: Deborah Coyne Ottawa Community News September 11

Federal Candidates Get Grilled in Greely Ottawa Community News September 11

Former Osgoode Councillor Killed In Crash Ottawa Community News September 10

Charges Laid Against Neighbour in Sex Assault Ottawa Citizen, September 10

New Bus Rules Don't Work for Rural Kids Ottawa Community News September 4

August, 2015

Still hope for Dickinson House and Carriage Shed Ottawa Community News, August 30

Secondary Plan Still Needs Tweaks Ottawa Community News, August 14

ROSSS Has a Permanent Home Ottawa Community News, August 7

Manotick Soapbox Derby "Super Kids" Ottawa Community News, August 6

Ottawa Police to Focus on Speeding in August Ottawa Community News, August 5

July, 2015

Feds To Fund Half of Arena Expansion Ottawa Community News, July 31

Councillor Darouze Proposing Plans for Traffic Decongestion of Ottawa South Ottawa Community News, July 31

House at Bridge & Main Isn't Coming Down - Ottawa Community News, July 24

Accessible Curbs In Need of Repair - Ottawa Community News, July 24

Manotick Dancers Win in Florida Competition - Ottawa Community News, July 24

Four Injured in Local Traffic Accident - Ottawa Sun, July 25

Manotick area man killed in motorcycle crash Ottawa Sun, July 18

New Dock at the Manotick Boat Launch- Ottawa Community News, July 17

Manotick Legion to Improve Accessibility of Entire Legion Ottawa Community News, July 17

RCMP Vets Come Out to Honour Mitch Owens- Ottawa Community News, July 10
High Tea to Raise Funds for Guide Dog Training - Ottawa Community News, July 10
Watson's Mill Hosting Craft Beer Tasting
-Ottawa Community News, July 10Ottawa Community News, July 10

City sees the light on Manotick Station Ottawa Community News, July 3