“I will play by the rules of hockey and in the spirit of the game.” It’s advice Vancouver Canuck Todd Bertuzzi should have taken to heart, even though it is just the fair play code for the players in the Ottawa Centre Minor Hockey Association.
Senior centres in Ottawa are facing a “double whammy.” The city’s 2004 draft budget proposes a cut of five per cent to the 12 city-funded seniors’ centres, potentially putting their services at risk.
During her 15 years with Kids Help Phone, Shirley Levitz says she’s heard “everything.” One phone call, however, stands out for the former clinical supervisor who now heads a volunteer program offering advice to troubled youngsters.
The future of Ottawa’s National Press Club is brighter after brushing with financial ruin in 2003. The club was facing bankruptcy last July but thanks to a two-year restructuring plan, the clouds are lifting.