RNation Everyday Heroes

RNation Everyday Hero: Brian Fraser

October 22, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Brian Fraser was enjoying life as a promising, young radio producer at CFRA Ottawa when everything came to a grinding halt in May of 2019. A leukemia diagnosis forced the then-24-year-old out of ...

RNation Everyday Hero: Cynthia Whitelock

August 26, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Throughout the Ottawa Valley, you’ll find general stores and restaurants where everybody goes and everybody knows everybody. In Pakenham, one such place is Nicholson’s. It’s a general store, ...

RNation Everyday Hero: Dale Sheehan

August 20, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Visiting his cousin Elaine at St. Patrick’s Home, her long-term care residence for the past two-years, #RNation’s Dale Sheehan witnessed first-hand the critically important roles played by ...

RNation Everyday Hero: Roula Chidiac

July 22, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
As the virus spread, it quickly became apparent that residents of Canada’s long-term care homes were the most at-risk group in the country.  Every day we heard heart-wrenching stories of grieving ...

RNation Everyday Heroes: George Hanna

July 21, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
When the COVID pandemic began and most of us stayed home to stay safe, tens of thousands of others didn’t have that opportunity. They were and still are on the front-lines of our fight against ...

RNation Everyday Heroes: Leigh Reid and Karen Nielsen

July 20, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Their mission statement sums it up very well: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” It could mean food if you’re hungry, a sleeping bag if you’re homeless or guidance if you feel lost. Leigh Reid and ...

RNation Everyday Hero: Marta Clark

July 15, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Throughout the COVID crisis, the demand for community support services has been steadily on the rise, particularly in Ottawa Community Housing neighborhoods such as Morrison Gardens. Marta Clark ...

RNation Everyday Hero: Pepe Valencia

July 2, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
“Be good to each other, today.” It’s one of the many kind and reassuring wishes spoken daily by OC Transpo driver Pepe Valencia. Pepe has posted scores of warm and inspiring videos during the ...

RNation Everyday Hero: Joe Thottungal

June 26, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Joe Thottungal is a community leader and award winning chef. During this Covid-19 pandemic, his restaurant Coconut Lagoon has been part of Food For Thought, a group of restaurants serving upwards ...

RNation Everyday Hero: Shayne Lachance

June 19, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
When Shayne Lachance witnessed the life-saving treatment and exceptional care his grandson Ethan received as a baby at CHEO, the former IT Specialist was deeply grateful and moved. He pledged ...

RNation Everyday Hero: Dr. Vera Etches

June 12, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Since the beginning of the COVID crisis, we in Ottawa have been taught how to stay safe and flatten the curve by the dedicated staff at Ottawa Public Health, under the leadership Dr. Vera Etches. ...

RNation Everyday Hero: Rey Jimena

June 5, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
Rey Jimena is an everyday hero.  The 62 year-old has been working at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital since 1995, first as a cleaner and now as a transport worker … one of the porters that ...

RNation Everyday Hero: Christine Thompson

May 29, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
When the lockdown began, Christine Thompson went to work.  The Orleans seamstress took it upon herself to contact other sewing people across the city, source fabric and other sewing supplies and ...

RNation Everyday Hero: Cheryl Allan

May 22, 2020 | Ottawa REDBLACKS
If you were dealing with an autoimmune disease, it’s probably safe to say that the last thing you’d choose to do is go out into the Pandemic world to be in close contact with scores of patients ...