Competitive dancers receive costume funding
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais was proud to present a cheque for $500 to the students of Studio 360’s dance class programs.
“The level these dancers compete at is incredible,” says Blais. “Investing in their program allows them more time to train and practice for their dance recitals and competitions.”
Studio 360, a dance studio located in Orléans, is raising money to help keep costume costs down for parents.
Donation will pay school sports football fees of less affluent students
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais presented a cheque for $2,000 to help cover the costs of less affluent student-athletes attending Franco-Cité High School.
Donation to help pay for uniforms
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais has donated $500 to help the U15 Girls Cumberland Cobras offset costs of uniforms during a profound opportunity to compete in the The Ontario Youth Soccer League (OYSL).
Blais presents $1,000 to help offset cost
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais was proud to present a cheque for $1,000 to the Cairine Wilson Varsity Girls Soccer Team.
Inspired by students and Kevin Frost
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais was proud to present a cheque for $1,000 to Kevin Frost, an Orléans resident who is deaf and blind and competes worldwide as a speed skater.
Students to perform at festival in Scotland
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais was proud to present a cheque for $1,000 to the students of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School’s arts program.
Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais welcomed Athon Varvaresos owner of The Corner Bar & Grill to Orléans.
“Small business is the backbone of our economy,” says Councillor Blais. “Small business owners like Athon employ thousands across our region and provide extraordinary benefit to our community.”
As we move through the days and months of 2012, I often wonder if any events this year will rival certain events of 1952. While the Today Show premiered, eventually becoming one of the longest-running television series in America, Ottawa’s very own Dan Aykroyd was born on Dominion Day. Entertainment firsts were equally matched by technology as the mechanical heart was used for the first time in a human patient and the first passenger jet flight happened between London and Johannesburg.
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Proposed Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre (CRRRC)
Taggart-Miller is proposing to build a facility to offer an option for commercial waste processing and recovery in the Capital Region.
While the world loses incredible women such as Eva Peron of Argentina and Hattie McDaniel, the first black person to win an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actress - Mammy in Gone with the Wind), achievements and joy abound when Ann Davison becomes the first woman to single-handedly sail the Atlantic Ocean and The Diary of a Young Girl, a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank, is published.
The City of Ottawa is currently considering a proposal for 24 stacked townhomes for 2020 Dorima Street at the southwest corner of Innes Road. At my request two public meetings were held to receive feedback from residents. Twenty-nine parking spaces will be provided, including five for visitors. Two of the three buildings containing eight units will front onto Innes with a third on Dorima. Parking will be accessed by lanes with one for entry and a second for egress.
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Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais was pleased to welcome the Asian Supercentre to the community at its official opening this morning.
Located on Tenth Line Road, beside Goodlife Fitness, the Asian Supercentre is the largest multicultural grocery store of its kind and offers a wide array of options including Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Indian cuisine - and much more.
-- Former St. Peter student receives funds to continue education --
Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that St. Peter student Sarah Lacelle is this year’s recipient of the Stephen Blais Bursary at Carleton University.
Supports purchase of new helmets to improve player safety
Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that he has kept another campaign promise, which is to donate the unaccountable city councillor car allowance to community groups in the East End. The first recipient of his donation is the Orléans Bengals football club.
“As a father of a young child and a former volunteer football coach, it is important to me that children are safe when playing sports,” says Blais. “I am pleased that my donation will help equip two entire football teams with Xenith helmets.”
The Autumn has long been my favourite time of year. Ironically, my wife, Marta’s favourite holiday has always been Halloween, so it was befitting that Stephen Jr. was born on that day a few years ago. While Halloween is a special time of year where children and adults can dress-up, we decorate our homes, neighbours come together, and we indulge in candy. We must also be cognizant of the dangers posed during this night.
Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais, alongside the Cumberland Panthers and Mattamy Homes helped unveil the Cumberland Panthers Scoreboard at Millennium field Saturday.
The Panthers partnered with the City of Ottawa last year to fund the project but shortly after the election it became clear a funding gap was present. Blais approached Mattamy Homes who generously offered to sponsor the Panthers and make the scoreboard a reality.
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais got a crash course in forging from the village blacksmith to help promote upcoming events at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum.
“Now that I have mastered the art of cow milking, I felt I should take up a new challenge,” says Blais - referring to his recent success against Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau.
The village blacksmith will present a beginners’ blacksmithing workshop to guests of the Cumberland Heritage Village museum on Saturday, June 25. New blacksmiths will turn unremarkable pieces of metal into unique usable works of art to take home.
Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais delivered a cheque for $15,000 to the Parents’ Council at Alain Fortin Catholic Elementary School for the construction of two play structures.
“Our schools are community assets,” says Blais. “These new play structures will promote physical activity and provide our children one more place where they can just be kids!”
Councillor Stephen Blais recently read to a Grade 4 Class at St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School.
“As a father, I fully understand why literacy and numeracy are important building blocks for children,” says Blais. “As the former Catholic School Board Trustee for Orléans-Cumberland, I am always willing to participate in such a valuable initiative as Ontario Education Week."
Councillor Stephen Blais, Vice Chair of the City of Ottawa’s Information Technology (I.T.) sub-committee toured Avalon Public School to view the school’s newly purchased SMART Boards. SMART Board technology is becoming increasingly more popular in schools as it serves as an interactive whiteboard to help improve learning outcomes for students.
Councillor Stephen Blais served breakfast to customers at McDonalds today to raise funds in support of Ottawa children in need.
“It is rewarding to participate with local businesses and community leaders and give back to the community,” says Blais. “This is McDonald’s hallmark charity event, which directly benefits families in our city. I am happy to be a part of it.”