About Us

The Mainstreeter Newspaper Inc. is a non-profit community newspaper supported by its advertisers. The views expressed herein are those of contributors and advertisers, and do not necessarily represent the views of the editorial staff, the sponsor or the advertisers. The Mainstreeter Newspaper Inc. is distributed free of charge to all Old Ottawa East residents.

The community of Old Ottawa East is located on either side of Main Street, east of the Canal, west of the Rideau River, south of Sandy Hill and north of Old Ottawa South. It encompasses the area that was once the Village of Ottawa East. Main St. was the main street of the village and the name remained after it was annexed to the City of Ottawa because Ottawa had no other Main Street in 1907. Much of Old Ottawa East’s  programming takes place at or around Old Town Hall at 61 Main Street through the work of the Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East.


Please send submissions to editor@mainstreeter.ca in MS Word format. The editor will contact you if substantial edits or changes to the text are required. Send letters to the editor to editor@mainstreeter.ca. Keep letters under 200 words and include name, address, and daytime phone number. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Advertisers may contact Ron Rose at advertising@mainstreeter.ca. Photo submissions are welcome..

Editor: editor@mainstreeter.ca, Joe Paraskevas
Copy editors: Joe Paraskevas, Michele Castonguay
Rédactrice (pour le français): Keltie Roberston
Advertising Manager: Ron Rose, advertising@mainstreeter.ca
Accounts Manager: Cynthia Dwyer
Layout Designer: Monika Lavallée – Unika Studio
Photographers: Peter Croal, John Dance
Reporters:T.L. di Giacomo, D.N. Milburn
Web Team: Michele Castonguay,Phil Legault, Meredith Newberry, Anthony Lenzo
Social Media Editor: Anthony Lenzo
Production: Monika Lavallée – Unika Studio
CAG program guide layout: Carol Workun
Distribution: Cleta Kowalik, Daniel Racicot
Old Ottawa East eUpdate: info@ottawaeastCAG.ca, Carol Workun

Beat Editors
Environment Editor:
Education Editor: Gayle Singer
Community Activities Group Editor: Catherine Pacella
Faith Pages Editor: Nancy MacDonald

The Mainstreeter Newspaper Inc. thanks for following people who distribute the paper to your door:

Zone A: Sandra Koch ( Captain) – Joanne Lalonde and Stephanie Theoret – Catherine Bisson – Lorna Glennie – Sabod Anand – Anna Pazdzior – Blake Proudfoot

Zone B: Aileen Larkin (Captain) — Sheila White and Hugh Bennett-White – Dan and Chantal Boulet – Don and Carole-Anne Pease – Susan O’Reilly –Dorothy Shigeishi – John McCauley – Sue McDougall – Eric Boulton – Camden McKimm.

Zone C: Don Fugler (Captain) — Connie Avelvari – Vicki Davis –Paul Goodkey – Lori and Justin Gandy – Bruce, Kathleen, Kaithlyn and Meghan Lowe – Janice Neelands and Greg Danylchenko – Dan Racicot and Amanda Connell and their children Frederic, Mathieu and Amelia – Janet Barnes – Jenna Anderson – Anthony Lenzo.

Zone D: Helen Lowe (Captain) — Best Family – Michelle Palidwor –Krystina and James Gibson – Fred Simpson –Miranda, Selina and Lorenzo – Len Kowalik – Joe Charlton.

Zone E: Wendy McRae, Area Captain, Anna Doucet, Matthew and Ben MacDonald-Dale, Mary and Ruaidhri O’Donnell, Mark Wigmore, Julia and Brian Donahue, Kim Farrall, Emma and Alex Beattie, Kathy Way and Chris Carter.

Zone F: John and Heather Jarett – Nanay MacDonald – Juan Renart – Ian and Barbara Kirk – Mike Taylor – Mark Audcent – Bob Ryan.

Zone G: Barbara Hicks – Leslie Jones-Jim Strang – Ed Janes Phil Browne.

High school volunteers should submit their papers for signature to Cleta Kowalik
421 Echo Drive | Tel. 613-230-9853 | cletak@gmail.com

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