Dave Stoddard’s Auto Service

Spring and Summer Car Care

Car lifting

Preparing your vehicle for summer requires proper maintenance of the various fluids and filters that keep your engine and transmission operating efficiently. These fluids and filters are affected by winter conditions, neglecting them will eventually disrupt your car’s performance. Prudent vehicle maintenance before going on hot-weather car trips includes:

  • Transmission fluid: Winter is particularly hard on this fluid
  • Engine oil: Higher viscosity for hot weather
  • Air filter: Plugged or dirty filters decrease performance and mileage
  • Coolant: Level and strength
  • Cooling fan and air conditioner check
  • Battery age: Hot weather increases evaporation of the internal liquid electrolyte
  • Windshield-wiper check: Sun exposure, extreme heat, and cold all age rubber

The team at Dave`s has been upholding the highest standards of customer service for more than thirty years. This summer, make sure your vehicle is safe and ready to hit the road. Drop by Dave Stoddards Auto Service at 103-20 Bexley Place in Bell’s Corners or call 613-828-7171.  EP

My Place Home Care – It’s Personal.

Kumar Saha, owner of My Place Home CareFor Kumar Saha, owner of My Place Home Care, it’s all about relieving stress on families. He understands that caring for an aging parent can be overwhelming. My Place Home Care provides professional, personal care for your loved one. They make sure that they get the care they are entitled to.

With My Place Home Care, you are in complete control. You and your family decide what time and when your loved one requires a personal care-giver. For Kumar, building a relationship with you, your family and your loved one is important. If My Place Home Care can’t provide a service, they’ll find it for you through their extensive network. And they’ll even help coordinate palliative care at home if needed.

More than 90% of people want to age at home, My Place Home Care is there to help you and your family get care for your loved one the way you want it. For exceptional personal care call Kumar Saha at My Place Home Care – 613-686-6366 or email [email protected].  EP

Cafe Cristal “My Fair Lady High Tea” for Andria

From left to right: Ian Grant (PPRC), Andria Barry and Mohamed El-halawani (Cafe Cristal)

From left to right: Ian Grant (PPRC), Andria Barry and Mohamed El-halawani (Cafe Cristal)

Andria Barry can be found helping persons with disabilities find work. Andria is a consultant with Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Inc. (PPRC) and she spends her time talking to employers in Ottawa and looking for opportunities for employment. The mother of two young children with an extended family of another four kids, finds most days hectic. Andria has been diagnosed with colon cancer and is undergoing treatment and rehabilitation.  Unable to work, the person who has helped so many now needs help herself.

The El-halawani’s own and operate Cafe Cristal in Barrhaven. They have worked with PPRC in the past.  When told of Andria’s situation they offered to help.  Cafe Cristal is hosting a fundraiser for Andria during the month of April culminating with a high tea on June 15th at 7:00 pm.  They are asking patrons to donate towards easing Andria’s medical costs.

Please help; stop in at Cafe Cristal donate and join the High Tea.  Donations can also be made through www.pprc.ca or find PPRC on Facebook and link to the Rally for Andria Go Fund Me campaign.  EP

Tiredsole Foot Care Clinic in Barrhaven

Where Prevention is Key and Care is Unsurpassed

Tiredsole staffIf foot problems are making it hard to get around, the nursing professionals at Tiredsole will bring their expertise to you. They offer state-of-the-art mobile nursing footcare to residents in the Ottawa area. They can treat circulation issues like swollen ankles and feet, dry cracked heels and callouses, foot odour, cracked nails, foot pain and diabetic concerns all in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Tiredsole is staffed by registered nurses with more than 30 years experience collectively. They are all certified in Advanced, Basic and Diabetic Foot Care. Owner Lisa Garland and her staff provide treatments in home, facilities and in hospitals and offer complete foot care assessments.

You may also choose to visit their new high end foot care clinic that features hard wood floors, spacious private rooms, a huge roof top deck and welcoming fireplace all designed to make you feel relaxed and comfortable while the caring professionals treat your lower body pain. Their facility provides many new cutting edge treatments for fungal nails, wart removal and other foot-related ailments.

At Tiredsole their safety and infection control procedures are gold standard and, as certified compression stocking fitters, they can fit and provide you with compression stockings that help decrease swelling and reduce the pain of tired, achy legs. They also teach the footcare course for nurses.

Don’t let pain keep you off your feet. Visit the friendly and caring professionals at Tiredsole Clinic at 3050 Woodroffe Ave, suite 9 in Barrhaven. Or call 613-823-3668 to arrange an in-home visit. www.tiredsole.com or www.facebook.com/tiredsole EP

Precision Gymnastics in Barrhaven

The Perfect Place for Summer Play

Kids at Precision GymWith summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about how you’re going to keep the kids entertained while school is out. Precision Gymnastics in Barrhaven has the perfect solution! Their summer camp for ages 5 – 10 years old includes a morning full of gymnastics instruction by trained coaches as well as a variety of activities in the afternoon such as arts and crafts, park time, games, and free time in the gymnastics centre. The camps run from 8am until 5pm with extended hours available. You can register for a week or a day with Thursdays offering an exciting outing each week. Precision Gymnastics offers fun and engaging classes and birthday parties as well as the camps that are well structured and taught by fully certified coaches. It’s all about having fun and inspiring students to achieve their personal best while leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

Check out Precision Gymnastics at 3023 Cedarview Road (inside Greco Lean and Fit) in Barrhaven or call 613-608-9002. Visit precisiongymnasticscentre.com and let the fun begin.

Early Bird Special until May 31 – Book more than one week and receive $25.00 off each additional week of camp – call for details!!!! EP


Green Bucket Cleaning Services – your spotless home advantage

Shirley SinghWith Mother’s Day just around the corner, now is a great time to help out with spring cleaning. Shirley Singh and her trustworthy, reliable crew at Green Bucket Cleaning Service can give your home the royal treatment, guaranteed fresh and sparkling every time.

An affordable and practical solution, Green Bucket Cleaning Services can keep your home looking its best, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

A Green Bucket cleaned home is hygienic and environmentally friendly. All cleaning products are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and bio-degradable – totally safe for the environment, your family and your pets.

“Our unique system of dedicated cleaning maids per home provides you with the peace of mind knowing exactly who is servicing your home each visit,” says Shirley. “All of our clients have expressed appreciation for getting their home back after we take care of the cleaning!”

If things are beginning to stack up around your house or you are getting ready to sell, Green Bucket Cleaning Services can help you reduce clutter while giving your home a clean sweep from top to bottom.

Give Mom a helping hand. Get Green Bucket Cleaning Services online at www.greenbucket.ca or call (613) 314-6093 and come home to spotless satisfaction.  EP

Staying Active with the Right Support

Healthy Steps Pedorthic Clinic

With spring quickly approaching it is a time to get outside and be more active. It could be stepping up your training for an upcoming run or walk, starting back into a team sport or maybe trying out a whole new activity. Unfortunately, it is also a time when you are more likely to be injured. Many of these injuries can be prevented with better training principles, good technique and sport specific footwear. Some may also benefit from a little extra support from orthotics.

The good news is there are many good options to help prevent or recover quickly from an injury. There have been many advances in footwear and orthotics specifically designed to aid the healing process, restore mobility and help increase performance. Advances in materials and manufacturing have allowed us to treat specific conditions effectively by making orthotics based on individual biomechanics, condition, activity level and footwear. This allows us to better treat the individual and provide a truly custom solution.

Along with foot orthotics, high quality knee/ankle supports and braces are available. These are made from anatomically knitted breathable fabrics designed to move with the joint thereby providing therapeutic massage and support. This helps to increase circulation and can help promote the healing process. (Bauerfeind Canada)

If you get injured or you feel you could benefit from having more support, it is recommended to have a detailed biomechanical assessment by a qualified health care professional such as a Canadian Certified Pedorthist. The assessment will help determine any biomechanical faults or abnormalities, identify any muscle weakness or tightness and ultimately determine which tissues or structures are stressed. This will dictate the treatment plan which may include new footwear, orthotics, knee/ankle supports and referral to other health care professionals.

A typical Pedorthic Assessment would include;

  • Examination of footwear / wear patterns
  • Weight bearing and non weight bearing testing and observation
  • Anatomical Alignment & Posture
  • Specific functional muscle testing
  • Gait Analysis

Spring is a wonderful time of year to get more active and enjoy the fresh air. Just remember to slowly ease back into your activities, evaluate and replace any worn out footwear and find out if you require some extra support. If you find yourself injured this spring, you have many good options to recover faster and resume your activities pain free.


Hair Styles with Colour and Flair at Scissors!

Ready for a New Look? Let the talented stylists and colourists at Scissors Stittsville and Kanata create a cutting-edge style that will make you look and feel fabulous. Scissors Hair Studios have earned the reputation of being one of the most influential award winning salons in the city. They’ve been recognized for years as simply ‘one of the best’.

Already have a signature style? Then consider a careful clean-up to give it bounce and body. You can always call for a FREE consultation with the stylists and colour technicians at either location.

At Scissors the focus is on you and your hair. Scissors Stittsville is at 6081 Hazeldean Road – 613-836-5882. Scissors Kanata is at 499 Terry Fox Drive – 613-592-8107. Visit www.scissorshairstudios.ca for a full list of services and make that appointment for a New You.

Whole Therapy – Taking care of the Whole You…

At Whole Therapy it’s all about team work. Owner Jen Wright – Registered Massage Therapist – and the Whole Therapy team know that two heads are often better than one. And that collaborating to get results for you – whether it’s Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Holistic Nutrition or Chiropractic – works. Whole Therapy is client oriented. And they want you to know and understand how your body works.

Jen and her team are keen to not only get their clients back being active, but to provide advice on preventing being reinjured. Education and awareness is a big part of that. Jen and her team take a multi-disciplinary approach so you get what works best for you. Whole Therapy also offers intolerance testing and they have a specialist available for women’s health issues.

Make yourself whole at Whole Therapy. Talk to Jen Wright or Pat Moore – Office Manager. You can make an appointment request on-line at www.wholetherapyottawa.com Whole Therapy is located at 2650 Queensview Drive, Unit 212. Call 613-599-2311 or email [email protected].  EP

Valley Siding & Windows Ottawa

“A Proud Family Business With A Tradition Of Excellence Since 1981”

If you are considering some home renovations this spring, let the experts at Valley Siding & Windows be your guide. They are one of Ottawa’s leading home renovation companies offering a tradition of excellence for more than 35 years.  They carry only top quality siding, windows and doors with a wide range of styles and colours, all at fair and competitive prices. They offer one of the best warranties in the industry on both labour and materials…a commitment to customer satisfaction that has earned them the Consumer Choice Award for more than 20 years.

As a family company, they take great care in using only the best material to enhance and improve your most prized possession – your home.  They offer free estimates and guarantee that the work will be done in a quick, clean and professional manner.  They offer a 100% guarantee to each and every job they handle.

Whether you are renovating to beautify your home or to make it more energy efficient, every renovation project begins with quality materials and ends with your complete satisfaction.

Visit Valley Siding & Windows’ showroom in Ottawa’s East-End at 1348 Labrie Avenue (off Cyrville Road) or call 613-744-8699.  www.valley-siding.com  EP