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THE OTTAWA SCHOOL OF THEATRE presents an all ages production of Treasure Island in the Richcraft Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Showtimes Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets $20 for adults. Students and youth 25 and under $10. To purchase visit /www.tickettailor.com/events/ ottawaschooloftheatre?

TAPROOM 260 presents Michael Ben-Shalom live from 8-11 p.m. at 260 Centrum Blvd. For more information visit https://taproom260.com/events/.

TAPROOM 260 presents The Underground live from 8-11 p.m. at 260 Centrum Blvd. For more information visit https://taproom260.com/events/.

CLASSIC PIANO RECITAL – Orléans pianist Emily Hou will be performing works by Chopin, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Liszt at Kanata United Church as part os the Beaverbrook Community Concert Series. The recital will start promptly at 3 p.m. Kanata United Church is located at 33 Leacock Dr. in Kanata. For more information visit beaverbrookccs.ca/ 2024/03/24/april-21-emily-hou.

THE ORLÉANS BREWING CO. Trivia Night from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call (613) 834-9005 to reserve your spot. The Orléans Brewing Co. is located at 4380 Innes Rd. near the Innes Road McDonalds.

GRANDMAS AIDING GRANDMAS 10th Annual Card Party from 12:30p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Helen’s Church, 1234 Prestone Dr. Tickets $35 includes lunch, door prizes, raffle and market. Call Barbara at 613-824-3524 or Sue at 613-834-4706.

 

 

 

Sight and hearing impaired man's service dog nearly run over by negligent driver
Fred Sherwin
Nov. 13, 2023

Kevin Frost and his service dog Woody. PHOTO SUPPLIED
Local blind and death athlete Kevin Frost and his service dog Woody came within a whisker of getting hit by a negligent driver this afternoon while trying to cross Jeanne d'Arc Blvd. from Youville to Grey Nuns Drive.

Frost and Woody were just stepping off the curb into the crosswalk when Woody stopped dead in his tracks as a signal it was dangerous to proceed. At the exact moment, a blue car was turning right from Youville Drive on to Jeanne d'Arc Blvd., coming close enough to brush both of them backwards to the curb and continued southbound on Jeanne d'Arc.

"Woody stopped right away on a dime to alert me, but the blue car decides to cut Woody off anyways by pushing Woody and me backwards," says Frost, who has five per cent tunnel vision which is the equivalent of viewing life through a straw.

Needless to say Frost was not impressed. "What is wrong with people when you see a service dog crossing the street and you continue to turn in front of them, especially when you and your service dog have the right of way?"

Forst and Woody were both left shaken by the incident.

Fortunately, there were several witness who saw what happened and came to Frost's aid to make sure that he and Woody were okay. Unfortunately, no one was able to get the car's licence plate number.

Frost is hoping someone might have been driving by art the same time who has a dash cam. If so he is asking them to contact him through his Facebook page. The incident happened at 3:58 p.m..

This is the second bad incident that Frost has experienced in the past several months. When he returned from a golf tournament in Nova Scotia in August, he and Woody were declined by an Uber driver at the airport because he wouldn’t accept a service dog in his car. He subsequently I sent a demand letter to Uber regarding the incident and so far the ride share company has declined to do anything about it. Not even an apology.

 
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