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Edition of: May 27 – June 2, 2015




ATTENTION ALL ADVERTISERS: Our office will be closing early on Friday, May 29 at 1:00 p.m. to attend the annual QCNA Awards Banquet. There will be a deadline change for all display advertisers, due to the early closure of the Low Down office. The deadline for display advertisers will be Thursday, May 28 at noon. We have a strict deadline so please plan ahead. Classified advertisers deadline will remain the same, Mondays noon. Thank you very much for your cooperation. Low Down Staff.


LOW DOWN Summer Hours: Effective June 1, 2015 the Low Down will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the summer months. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter. Low Down Staff.


ATTENTION GATINEAU Valley Historical Society members! Help us save mailing costs by picking up your copy of the latest Up the Gatineau! on Saturday, May 30 at either the McClelland truck at the La Confiserie parking lot, near the Wakefield Market from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. or at the Society’s archives office in Chelsea Library from noon to 2:00 p.m. Also available for pickup during the Society’s regular archives hours on Monday or Wednesday afternoon, until Wednesday June 10. Details at Member copies will be mailed after that. 05/27


RABIES CLINIC – To be held at the Kazabazua Library 373 Highway 105, Kazabazua, Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to noon. 05/27






BIG SOUL Project will be performing at the Wakefield Centre!!! Everyone is invited. Sat. June 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Fresh, upbeat vocals of choral music with roots in R&B, gospel, rock & Motown. Tickets at the door $20 or Contact Claus (819)459-3642 or Gill (819)459-3224. See you there! All proceeds to QUAIL. 06/10


COME AND join Theatre Wakefield! Theatre Wakefield’s Annual General meeting is on June 9 at 7:00 p.m. where we’ll present the results of our latest project. There is a great variety in what we do: our own main stage shows, theatre and film festivals, history animation, film camp, benefit performances, hosting touring productions, skills training workshops and more. How come? We consider taking on any proposed project if we can answer 2 of these 3 questions with a YES: Is it fun? Does it make a difference to our community? Does it pay? Please come to learn more about us and our work. Become an active supporter and never have a dull moment again. Some of the positions on the Board of Directors are up for re-election. If you are interested in taking on such a leadership role and contribute to the management, the strategic planning or fundraising efforts, then please put your name forward. For more information, contact Kerstin at 05/27


CINEMA WAKEFIELD presents The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on June 14 at 7:00 p.m. For more info, visit our Facebook page. 05/27


RAG & BONE Puppet Theatre presents “The Flying Canoe”, Saturday June 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the Fairbairn House. For children and seniors alike! Bring your own chair or blanket. Pass the hat. 06/03


CHELSEA DAYS at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 537 Route 105 (across from Freshmart). Tailgate Sale! Saturday, June 6, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 30+ vendors selling treasures from their car trunks! Home-baked goods, QUAIL preserves, great used books, Chelsea Scouts’ BBQ, Gatineau Valley Gardeners’ perennials. Vendors must pre-register: $20– (819)827-0694, Book Café! Sunday, June 7, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy café treats, buy great books! 06/03


OPEN HOUSE and AGM Recreation Committee of Chelsea North June 11, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. Centre communautaire Farm Point, 331 chemin de la Rivière, Chelsea. Portes Ouverte et Assemblée générale annuelle du Comité de loisirs Chelsea Nord (CLCN), 11 juin 2015- 6:30 p.m. 05/27


WAKEFIELD MARKET, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Relax to the music of Nathan and Linda while you shop for locally grown food, garden transplants and treasures from local artisans. Special event for children, finger puppets from 11:00 a.m. – noon with Mara McCallum. The community meeting place on Saturday morning. 05/27


SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015–Benefit dance in aid of Cathy Brown and Myron O’Connor at Wakefield Legion, 8:00 p.m., $10/person. Silent auction, 50/50 draw, raffles, door prizes, refreshments served. Music by Burnside, Claude Lachaine, Joe O’Sullivan, Brian Higgins and DJ Nick. For tickets or donations contact Sterling or Judy, (819)459-2912 or Louise, (819)459-1078. 05/27


CANTLEY MUNICIPAL Councillors’ Spaghetti Supper. Saturday May 30, 2015. 5:00 p.m. at École Rose-des-vents, 112 du Commandeur, Cantley. $15/person ($7 will be refunded at the door for children 8 years and younger). Tickets on sale from elected municipal officials. For more information: 05/27


CHELSEA MARKET –The Chelsea market is now open for the season! Asparagus, seedlings, maple syrup, danish, cheese, lamb, Indian food, chicken pies and everything local! Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 212 Ch. Old Chelsea! Enjoy live music and check back each week for new products and vendors! 05/27


THE 2ND Annual Dragon Boat Open House@Cascades Club – Saturday, May 30. Come and try Dragon Boating! Bring a friend and join in a morning or afternoon paddle on the beautiful Gatineau River. There’s something for everyone at the Cascades Club, from recreational to competitive teams. Info: 05/27





CAMPE DE CIRQUE – 3 – 7 Aout de 8-13 ans, Ecole du Grand Boise, Chelsea. Info Sylvie (819)671-4014. 05/27


FUN, EXPERIENCED music teacher offers piano, guitar, ukulele, fiddle, mandolin, harmony singing, family sing-a-long…all summer! (819)208-3367. 06/03


LAST CHANCE for early bird pricing. 100 Mile Farm’s 7th Annual Art & Nature themed camp is back! We offer two weeks of day camps for 5-12 year olds. Les sessions I et II sont ouvertes aux enfants âgés de 5 à 12 ans. (613)447-8874. 05/27


CCNS FOREST School registration now open for the 2015-2016 school year. Child-lead, hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment. Visit for more info! 06/03


COMPUTER ABC: private computer lessons/tutoring at your home- only for women (50+)& seniors: call between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;(819)700-2009. 06/03


BRANCH OUT Theatre Day Camp: Co-creating Theatre for social change, July 13-17, Chelsea. Creative Self-Expression. Storytelling. Play Creation. Improvisation. Friendship. Social Justice. Hiking. Meditation. Leadership. FUN! Contact: 05/27


SPRING YOGA for wellness at the Wakefield Mill. Weekend drop-in class flexibility! three class times available. All weekend yoga classes are now drop-in, so mix and match to suit your schedule. Saturdays and Sundays 10:30-11:30 a.m. AND Sundays 9:00-10:00 a.m. for RESTORATIVE YOGA with Shelly. $17/per class payable on day of participation, or 5-class passes $65/plus tax. Private and semi-private classes also available. To inquire, email dale@wakefieldmill.comor phone (819)459-1838 ext 115. All classes in Maclaren Room, Maclaren House. Weather permitting, sessions outdoors by the waterfalls. SUMMER PROGRAM BEGINS JULY 8 – STAY TUNED! 06/10


CHELSEA THEATRE school offers 2 exciting summer camps July and August. Contact or (613)282-9461. 06/10





LAWN MAINTENANCE, La Peche and Chelsea areas. Call (819)420-3994. 05/27


RENOVATIONS POYSER for all projects and repairs. 20 yrs experience. Call Daniel (819)790-9240, 06/10


FINANCIAL COACHING – Are you experiencing a life transition that is negatively impacting your finances such as maternity leave, sick leave, retirement, divorce, widowhood? Do you struggle with staying on top of financial demands? As a certified financial coach located in Chelsea, I can walk with you as you regain control of your finances and build the life you want. Contact Mélanie for a free consultation at (613)294-1418 or or 05/27


SPRING CLEAN-UP–Removal branches, trees, construction wood/metal, free estimate. Call Robert (819)422-3420/(819)360-4282. 06/17


DO YOU NEED help to clean your house or spring cleaning or open your cottage? Call Sue (819)456-4189. 06/03


MOBILE TIRE Changing service and general automotive repair. Oil change, check engine light. Wakefield/Chelsea. (613)620-7156; honestmechmobile@gmail.com06/17


HANDYMAN AVAILABLE. Indoor, outdoor work, renovations, decks, fences, repairs, painting, flooring, tiling, call Bob (819)456-4189. 08/12


TUTOR- MATH/French all levels–Experienced tutor can teach in English/French. All levels (including Calculus I/II). Y. Tahibet (819)775-2021. 06/10


HANDYMAN CAN! Cottage/home repairs. Property maintenance. Closet shelving, interior painting, furniture repair. Call Garry (819)459-3634. 05/27 fn


DO YOU HAVE problems with your roof? For long-term solutions, call Wakefield Roofing, the metal roofing experts! (819)661-9130. 06/17


WINDOW CLEANING, eavestrough repair, insured, reasonable and flexible, Wakefield area. Insured. Contact (819)459-3950. 06/17 fn


HARDWORKING HOUSEKEEPER available, weekly or bi-weekly. References and receipts available. (819)456-2456. 06/10 fn


MAN AROUND THE HOUSE – Meeting all of your home and property needs: repairs, upgrades, maintenance, etc. Reliable, efficient and guaranteed. Great references. Call Christian at (613)808-8129.  email: manaroundthehouse@hotmail.ca06/17


RUPERT RENOVATIONS. Repairs and Renovations on homes and cottages. 25 years experience. Call John: Cell. (613)302-9161 Tel. (819)459-1141. 06/03


GENERAL HANDYMAN services, (613)558-6973. Reasonable rates for reasonable people. 05/27


LAWN TRACTORS/MOWERS tune-ups/repairs. Pick up/delivery available. Reasonable rates. Fast service. 25 years experience (819)457-1967. 06/10 fn


CERTIFIED MASTER Electrician (RBQ#5638-9240-01) for all your electrical issues. Good quality, good price.(613)276-2876; 09/10/15 fn


PINEVIEW TREE cutting services. Free estimates. Fully insured. Cutting, pruning, removals, trimming. Cell: (819)664-3531. 06/17 fn


PROPERTY SOLUTIONS. Spring cleaning? Let us take care of your property needs. Brush cutting and junk removal. Free estimate competitive rates senior discounts. Contact us today to see how we can help your property. Odin McMillan, (613)552-7439 fn





ALL CUSTOM Signs indoor and outdoor posters, decals, vehicles etc. Sign of the Time (819)300-9066,, located Wakefield. 09/09


SAILBOAT, fiberglass Sunfish, dingy-style, self-rescuing, suitable for novice or experienced sailor. Excellent condition $950. 06/10


UPRIGHT SMALL freezer, brand name Wood, 3’ X 2’ X 2’, $60, (819)827-0403. 05/27


EASTERN CEDAR. 2×6 – 8, 10, 12 ft lengths. Also cedar poles, fence posts, pine beams and boards. Call: (819)422-3626. 05/27 fn


USED STYROFOAM, $6.00/sheet for 3”,$7.00/sheet for 4” Contact: Larry Crawford Cell. (613)223-6734. 05/27


SALE OF PERENNIALS (on demand). I am dividing 25+ varieties of perennials. Shade and sun plants. Call or drop in. (819)827-1779 or 05/27


MINI-FARM-Cottage-Hunt camp-Investment. 5 bdrm house, 30X60 barn, acreage asking $129,900. (819)827-0577. 05/27





FOR THE LOVE of Pets – Professional pet sitting, dog walking, cat sitting,; (613)482-1575 or (819)775-9510. 05/27 fn





FOR YOUR spring needs come to M&R Feeds! Grass seed, fertilizer, seed grain, seed corn, fencing supplies, water troughs, gates, culverts, tile, deer plot seed, lots more. M&R Feeds Shawville (819)647-2814. 05/27


LES FERMES Renaud- 30 lb beef box $225 (steaks, roasts, ground beef, stewing beef.) (819)456-2236 or 06/17





J.B. FIREWOOD with delivery. Get it now, ready for fall mixed hardwood. (819)775-0442. 06/17





WANTED BAKER! Pipolinka Bakery, Wakefield QC. Learn the fine art of ARTISAN BREAD baking. Serious applicants only! Must like hard work and early mornings. Emploi Quebec Certification in commercial Baking after completion of 2 years training. EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED. Must be a quick learner, motivated and work well unsupervised. Send CV to or visit us on Facebook/pipolinka bakery 06/03


THE RESTAURANT Pineview, Low, QC, is looking for cook, servers with experience. (819)827-1095/(819)422-3517. 06/03


LES FOUGÈRES est présentement à la recherche d’un cuisinier expérimenté, mature, motivé et travaillant pour nous aider à la préparation de notre ligne de produits préparés naturellement dans notre cuisine de production artisanale. Envoyez-nous votre CV à Nous attendons votre réponse avec impatience!–Les Fougères is currently seeking an experienced, mature, motivated and hardworking cook to help us prepare our line of natrual prepare foods in our artisanal production kitchen. Please send us your resumé at We look forward to hearing from you! 06/03


WAKEFIELD MILL has a full time opening in the maintenance department, Ideal candidate has experience in general maintenance, light carpentry, basic plumbing, electrical and mechanical knowledge. Candidate must be organized and works well under team environment. Bilingual is an asset but not essential. Please drop off CV at the Wakefield Mill or by email, 06/03


WAKEFIELD MILL is looking for Full time and part time night watchmen. Tasks include security and light cleaning/janitorial duties. Rate for 13$ to 15$/hour. Send resumes to 05/27


LOCAL PIZZERIA now taking applications for experienced cook part-time/full-time & drivers. Wakefield and Chelsea area, (819)230-6160 ask for Dan. 05/27





IDEAL TENANTS–Two mature females looking for country house, 3 bdrms. No kids, pets, non-smokers. Long-term, impeccable references. Susan (613)278-1622; 06/03





WAKEFIELD DELUXE condo 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, including all appliances, gas fireplace and A/C. Boat docking facilities, large heated pool, gym and tennis courts. $230,000. Available July 1. Call (819)459-4480 or cell (613)223-6780. 05/27


UNIQUE LAKEFRONT home (or all-season cottage) for sale in Val-des-Monts: beautylakehouse.com06/17


RESTORED LOGHOME 300 Colonie, Val-des-Monts at Lac Saint-Antoine (near Edelweiss). 4.74 acres. Magnificent original wood floors, banister, stairs. Shared ownership large private sandy beach. 2+1 bedrooms. Partially finished high dry basement. $229,900. Offers invited. (819)827-5087. 06/03


3 BEDROOM HOUSE, double car garage, in-ground pool/ hot tub/sauna, stone fireplace, (613)730-5393. stucam@sympatico.ca06/10


HOUSE FOR sale- 43 Dorion, Aylmer, QC. Visit on Duproprio site or call (819)684-4181. 05/27


LAC DES LOUPS–3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1 acre, 1400 sq ft, walk to lake and Gatineau park, 35 min to Ottawa, $120,000, (819)598-0780. 06/17





WAKEFIELD LOT 25 min from Ottawa. The rarest of rare opportunities awaits; 1 acre beautifully treed lot located within the limits of Wakefield with scenic views. The ideal setting to build your dream home, walk to village. Well is in place (2014) as is all the required environmental surveys. 31 Pine Ridge Wakefield. $149,000, (587)585-5134. 06/17


WOODED LOTS (3) for sale in Chelsea. 1+ acres. Ready to build, (819)210-2112. 06/03 fn


3 LOTS WITH hydro on public road. $30,000 to $50,000. (819)459-2480. 06/03





CHELSEA FURNISHED Executive country home adjoining Gatineau Park. 2+2 bedrooms, extraordinary beach access. Immediate. Long/short term. (819)827-5087 06/03


WAKEFIELD AREA (10 minutes), 1+2 bdrm country home hardwood floors, fireplace, sunny deck, gated property access to private lake (200 yrds) charming $1095/monthly. (613)769-4830/(613)299-0200. 07/15


COMMERCIAL SPACE/Wakefield/Village-Retail or Office space 1000 sf, $1000 per month Contact John (613)769-4830. 07/15


CHELSEA 10 MIN from Ottawa, small, bright, two bedroom house, close to Freshmart. Furnished with gardens, short walk from trails and river. $1000/mo, utilities not included. Available June 1, (613)301-4860. 05/27


LARGE, BRIGHT 1 Bedroom Apartment for 1 person who enjoys a quiet, clean environment. High ceiling, wood, floors. Access to river, between Wakefield and Chelsea. $785, (819)210-0597. 06/10


IF YOU ARE a clean-living, non-smoking/employed and no pets kind of person…Well I Have got an apartment for you! This lower level open concept duplex has been freshly painted, it’s bright and airy and ready for new homebodies to take over July 1. This family friendly quiet neighbourhood is walking/biking distance to the red bridge and downtown Wakefield and lots of wildlife to enjoy in the backyard. Ample parking, five appliances, outdoor fire-pit, play structure, snow-blowing and grass cutting included for $950/month. Call (613)795-5670 for a viewing. 06/03


WAKEFIELD VILLAGE-Unique Apartment for Rent. Two levels of beautiful living space in newly built brick home. Sun-filled living-dining room, two sided fireplace, three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Private deck off the kitchen, landscaped gardens, modern amenities, walking distance to recreation, restaurants, popular music venues. 25 minutes to Ottawa. (819)459-2876. 06/03


CHELSEA-RIVERVIEW-Access. Flooded with light, three bedrooms 2 bathrooms,eat-in kitchen, family room, wood stove, f/p, large patio, two decks to enjoy the property. Finished recreation room, laundry, cold storage room. Lots of storage. Nestled on private road, easy access highway. $1950 plus utilities. (819)484-1066. 06/03


CHELSEA BEAUTIFUL home 15 min Ottawa, 4bedrooms, 3bathrooms, soundproofed office, radiant/central/heating/AC and EPA rated two-face fireplace. Year 2007 construction. Open/concept/kitchen/dining/living-room. 5appliances, big screened porch, separate double garage. Very private 4acre lot. Available Aug 15. $2050/month. No dogs. Call owner for visit (514)793-5366 or alexandre@unforestier.com06/10


CHELSEA, FURNISHED apartment, $795+/-, flex lease. 1.5 bedrooms, tiny galley kitchen, woodstove/fireplace. Leave message (819)827-0156. 06/17


CHELSEA, LARRIMAC near golf course, semi-detached 2 bedroom apartment, freshly painted and renovated, large lot, parking, electric heat, no appliances, $925 +amenities, June 1, (819)827-1779 or hlavalle@hotmail.com05/27


2 BEDROOMS furnished. Jacuzzi/private/cozy/big yard/firepit, beach 5 min, trails close. Shared access. Call (819)230-7548. Kijiji 4 Ditchfield. 06/10


WATERFRONT COTTAGE Chelsea. Secluded. Queen bed. Phone, satellite TV, internet. June 25 – September 4. Weekly/longer. (819)827-5087. 06/03


ROOMS FOR rent, near Lac Philippe, on ten acres adjacent to Gatineau park. 3 rooms, $450, $400, and $350, shared kitchen, bath and laundry room. Stabling for one horse, negotiable. All prices per month all-inclusive. Richard at (613)315-5730, 06/10


ONE BEDROOM apartment in Chelsea. 575 sq ft, detached building on wooded lot. Great view, 3 min walk to river, 15 min drive to Ottawa. Fireplace, washer/dryer. $750+utilities/snow. Available July 1 or Aug 1. Call (819)827-8820. 05/27


4 BDRM HOUSE in Rupert, June 1, $1000/mo, utilities not included, non-smoker. (819)456-4138. 05/27


BURNETT – WATERFRONT, three bedrooms. Available June-September inclusive. $1,500/month, all inclusive. No pets or smokers. or (819)827-2979. 06/03


LARGE 1 BEDROOM apartment, Masham available May. $550/month plus. Large outdoor space and porch. Pics available. (819)410-0307. 05/27


COTTAGE FOR RENT-Masham-Rupert: Bachelor, kitchen, living-room, bathroom, washer/dryer. $725 mthly. Heat/electric not included. No pets, (819)456-2236 06/17


SMALL 2 BEDROOM in Farm Point. Non-smoker/no pets FIRM. June 1 or July 1. $750+, (819)208-3367. horakheatherh@gmail.com05/27





2001 SUBARU Forester, winter/summer tires on rims, new brakes, ball joint, spark plugs/wires. Air, CD, cruise. $1300. (819)459-1240. 05/27


2005 HYUNDAI Santa Fe. 300,000km. Clean and runs well. $1200 OBO. Call 613-295-4771 or email 05/27


1998 TOYOTA COROLLA, 235837 km, summer and winter wheels. Runs well.$1000 obo (613)301-4860. 05/27



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