Ottawa teen takes dressage prowess to elite level

Simone Williams, left, Navan-based Queenswood Stables owner and coach, and Elmvale Acres resident and dressage competitor Lindsay Cooper-Kelly, 18, earned the chance to compete in dressage at the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships, which take place in Colorado July 25 to 31.

Pedestrians and cyclists unite

Residents who care about better cycling and pedestrian access in Vanier gathered to conduct a transportation audit for the neighbourhood. The group aims to focus on one or two major issues and have them resolved.

Barn fire in Manotick

There were no injuries in a barn fire event at 1293 Dozois Rd. in Manotick on Friday, July 22. Ottawa Fire responded to several 911 calls and brought the blaze under control just before 11 a.m. There were no animals involved - the barn was used for tool storage.

Richmond Legion donates $1,200 to Hospice Care Ottawa's Richmond day hospice

Richmond Legion president Jane Louks, centre, presents a $1,200 donation to Hospice Care Ottawa for its Richmond day hospice program at St. John's Anglican Church hall in Richmond.

New World Record

Golfers and non-golfers alike gather following their successful attempt at the Hylands Golf Club on July 21 to set a new Guinness World Record for the most golfers to hit a golf ball 100 yards. The event was held to generate attention for the upcoming National Capital Open, a golf tournament that will raise funds to support homeless veterans.

Giving thanks

Reg Ainbinder of Care Free Property Maintenence accepts a thank you from the Gloucester Lions Club for helping the club build a butterfly-scented garden in Orléans. The club thanked a number of individuals on July 19 at a small ceremony.

Community leader honoured

Patricia (Pat) Clark started her crusade in the old city of Gloucester in the early 1970s. On July 20, Clark's memory was honoured for her hard work when the Cyrville Community Centre was renamed in her honour.

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