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Family establishes memorial page for Samuel Evie Marincak

The family of Sacred Heart student Samuel Evie Marincak has set up a memorial Facebook page to pay tribute to the teen, who died last week.  The page can be found at facebook.com/SamEvieMarincak/

“In memory of Samuel Evie Dimitri Marincak who passed away. We welcome the community to post their stories and happy memories. Either name or pronoun is accepted here as they were a genderfluid individual who went by all,” wrote Marincak’s sister Paige on the site. Continue reading


Sacred Heart adds a new life to Night of the Living Dead

(Photo: From left, lead actor Daniella Atkinson, drama teacher Matt Muirhead and student director Nicholas Rocque.)

If you wanted a story about a zombie apocalypse, you could just watch the Walking Dead. But Sacred Heart’s upcoming school play adds something new to the formula.

Night of the Living Dead, the original ‘60s George Romero classic, is coming to the centre stage of Sacred Heart high school from March 29-31 April 19-21 in a specially adapted version.  Continue reading


Eva von Jagow named a “2017 L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth”

(press release)

Stittsville’s Eva von Jagow has been selected as one of the 10 inaugural members of the L’Oréal Women of Worth family in Canada.

Chosen from over 300 nominations, von Jagow is being recognized by L’Oréal for her work with DueNORTH and the extraordinary difference she is making in Canada. DueNORTH’s mission is to provide and promote access to nutritional and affordable food to children and youth in Canada’s North. Continue reading


Sacred Heart student hits the road for Montreal Rubik’s cube competition

Matthew McMahon, 17, is a student at Sacred Heart High School with an interesting hobby – Rubik’s cubes. He is a certifiable cubing fanatic and it is rare to not see him fiddling with one of his cubes, wherever he may be.

He’s entered to compete in an official World Cube Association event, the Montreal Open Winter 2017, on Feb. 4. We caught up with him recently to chat about the hobby. Continue reading


Sacred Heart students get set for SleepOUT For Youth 2016

There are over a thousand homeless youth in Canada’s capital every day of the year, even when our winter weather drops below 30 degrees celsius.

This is why Youth Services Bureau started “SleepOUT For Youth” every year, people gather outside City Hall, pitch tents and prepare for a long, cold night. After the opening ceremonies, the night takes off with a hot meal, music, activities and socializing. Continue reading


Eva von Jagow to represent Canada at One Young World Summit

(Above: Eva von Jagow pictured above at the Youth Spirit of the Capital Awards earlier this year.)

Stittsville’s Eva von Jagow has been chosen to represent Canada at the One Young World Summit, to be held in Ottawa this fall. It’s a global forum for young leaders aged 18-30. Last year’s summit in Bangkok welcomed 1,400 delegates present from over 196 countries

Jagow is currently attending McGill University, majoring in environmental sustainability and minoring in indigenous studies. She founded the All That Glam Fundraiser that’s raised more than $80,000 to fund a sustainable hot breakfast program for a school in Nunvaut.

“I’m very excited to have the chance to meet and discuss global issues with world leaders including famous politicians, Olympians, CEOs, authors and activists. However, what I’m most excited about is meeting individuals my age from around the world who are doing amazing things. Not only will I get to meet people from places like Nigeria, Cambodia and Pakistan, but I will be given the opportunity to learn with them, discuss ideas and hopefully collaborate in the future,” she wrote today in the Ottawa Citizen.

“At the moment, I’m trying to gather the funds for the required delegate fee at the summit. Born and raised in Ottawa, it’s a huge thrill to represent not only my country, but also my city. I’ve set up a GoFundMe page at www.GoFundMe.com/EvaSummit where people can donate — every little bit helps. On this world stage, I know I can do Ottawa proud!”


Olympic wrestler Erica Wiebe tours Stittsville

Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe was touring around Stittsville today with a crew from CBC Ottawa tagging along.  The former Sacred Heart student will be competing at the Rio Olympics in August.

You can listen to a replay of a CBC Ottawa Morning interview with Wiebe and her mom Paula, online at cbc.ca/ottawa. Wiebe visited three local schools Monday and spoke to almost 1,000 students.  Continue reading


Eva von Jagow wins Youth Spirit of the Capital award

Former Sacred Heart student Eva von Jagow won this year’s Youth Spirit of the Capital award in the “Caring and Sharing” category.

Each year The Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards celebrates nominees from seven different categories with the presentation of a $1,000 award for winners and $250 going to the runners up, to be used for the advancement of academics or social enterprise in line with the values of Youth Ottawa.   Continue reading


LINKED: Stittsvegas podcast “When I was your age!”

This week’s Stittsvegas podcast by Devyn Barrie is well worth a listen.  Highlights include an interview with Deborah Brummell about growing up in Stittsville in the 1980s, Sacred Heart’s Relay for Life fundraiser, and a play by Sacred Heart students that raised $600 for CHEO’s mental health unit.  You can listen to the podcast here…



Wiebe wrestles her way to the Rio Olympics

(PHOTO: Erica Wiebe celebrates after qualifying for the Olympics at the Pan Am Olympic Qualifier in Fresno, Texas in March. Photo via Erica Wiebe.)

Erica Wiebe’s journey to the Olympics in Rio started when she was in Grade 9 at Sacred Heart High School. That’s when she saw a poster for co-ed wrestling practice.

“I was playing competitive soccer from a pretty young age. I played every sport in high school and in grade 9 one of the sports offered was wrestling,” she says. “Right away I just loved it. It’s unlike anything else. You get to touch somebody, put your hands on them. But it’s tactical too, like a very sweaty chess game.”
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NOTEBOOK: Fairwinds Fort McMurray fundraiser, Stittsville high school, more

On Thursday, May 26 at noon, Food Basics, Dollar Tree and The Grounds Café will be hosting a free BBQ.  Food Basics will provide the burgers and hot dogs, Dollar Tree will provide condiments, plates, cutlery and cups and The Grounds will serve coffee. Continue reading


PIECE OF CAKE: Best-of photos from school cakewalk fundraisers

It’s cake walk season! Several schools in our area have been holding their annual cakewalk fundraisers, where parents and students exercise their artistic cake-making skills.

And the icing on the cake? The creations get auctioned or raffled off to raise money for the schools.  Continue reading


Sacred Heart students present Canadian premiere of “Made in Dagenham”

(ABOVE: Shayna Douglas (left) plays Rita O’Grady and Aidan Saunders plays Eddie O’Grady in the Sacred Heart High School production of “Made in Dagenham”.)

Sacred Heart High School students are in the final stretch of rehearsals, getting ready to present the Canadian premiere of “Made in Dagenham” from April 27-29.

The musical is based on the true story of the Ford Motor Strike in England, 1968. The story follows the busy life of Rita O’Grady, mother, machinist & women’s equality advocate. Continue reading


LINKED: Garth Brooks runs a ball hockey clinic at Sacred Heart

Garth Brooks runs a ball hockey camp at Sacred Heart High School. Image via CTV Ottawa.

Country music superstar Garth Brooks ran a ball hockey camp inside the Sacred Heart high school gymnasium on Saturday morning.  He was joined by Chris Phillips from the Ottawa Senators and Sens alumni Shean Donovan. Continue reading


LINKED: Sacred Heart student recovers from stroke after hockey hit

Here’s a story from Devyn Barrie at Stittsvegas:

A rough hit during a hockey game resulted in a stroke less than 24 hours later for one Sacred Heart Student.

Ben Harford, 17, was discharged from CHEO last Wednesday following a one week stay. He said on Saturday he is in high spirits and feels fine, save a few headaches.

“There’s no permanent damage,” he said, “… Back about a day ago I got all my vision back, that was the last thing that was holding me back.”

“When I was playing hockey, my head got hit in a funny direction,” he recounted,” And a little artery in the back of my head got cut … I didn’t know it at the time but there was a blood clot forming in the back of my head.”

Full story here…