Ron Racette Arena

Elora Racette (left), Christiane Racette, Rollande Racette, Ron Racette Jr., SFOPHO vice-president Louis Patry, Orléans Coun. Bob Monette and SFOPHO president Nicole Fortier unveil a commemorative plaque renaming an arena at Ray Friel Recreation Complex the Ron Racette Arena on Aug. 21.

Olympic veteran

Melanie McCann earned 1,296 points and finished 16th in the individual women’s modern pentathlon on Aug. 19, completing her second turn at the Olympics.

Pediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy

Amanda Dresch is one of two occupational therapists at Pediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy in Kanata. The treatment rooms are filled with fun items like a rock wall, swings and a pressure roller, seen here, which is a calming tool that puts pressure on a person's nerves. 'All our therapy is done through play,' says Dresch. 'There's so much going on in their brain; we help them get it out of their bodies.'

Sharing stories

Mooney's Bay resident Fazlollah Reza, 101, reads through a previously written life story from the Great Stories Never Told project. Reza will write his life story, with assistance from his family and staff this year.

School bus

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will host its 24th annual School Bus Safety Awareness Day at Holy Trinity Catholic High School, located at 180 Katimavik Rd., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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