Saturday July 2, 2022

June 23, 2022

23 juin 2022

Upcoming events

ORLÉANS FARMER’S MARKET from 11 am to 4 pm in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Tenth Line Road featuring local food vendors and producers.

ST. HELEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH ART FAIR returns to the Navan Fair Grounds from 10 am to 3 pm with more than 140 fine works of art created by 16 local artists. You can preview the art for sale at St, Helen’s Church is located at 1234 Prestone Dr. in Queenswood Heights.

ROYAL OAK DAY PATIO BBQ at the Royal Oak Orléans located at the corner of St. Joseph Blvd. and Jeanne d’Arc. Come out and celebrate Royal Oak’s anniversary while supporting the Orléans-Cumberland Resource Centre food bank. Lots of items to bid on in the silent auction. Make a cash donation or bring a non-perishable food item! Live entertainment provided by Garden Variety.

THE ORIGINAL NAVAN MARKET returns to the Navan Fair Grounds from 10 am to 5 pm with more than 150 local vendors and artisans. Come and see why the Original Navan Market has become on of the most popular outdoor markets in Eastern Ontario.Visit

BLACKBURN FUN FAIR returns to Blackburn Hamlet with a carnival style midway, music, local vendors, a used book fair, beer garden and fireworks. For more information visit


Shenkman hosts virtual concert series
Fred Sherwin
March 4, 2021

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every economic sector in the
country, there’s no question it has dispropor-tionately impacted the arts and entertainment sector.

Acting and dance companies have been unable to perform in front of a live audience for nearly a year. Festivals have been canceled, galleries have been closed and although some professional sports have resumed, they have done so in empty arenas and stadiums.

Concert venues have also been closed for nearly a year, forcing musicians to seek out audiences on YouTube and other social media platforms. The trickle-down impact this has had on the industry is unimaginable, affecting everyone from theatre technicians and concession attendants to the musicians them-selves.

In an effort to support Ottawa musicians during this challenging time, the city’s recreation cultural and facility services department organized a series of concerts in collaboration with the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition. These concerts were taped behind closed doors at the Shenkman Arts Centre in the fall.

The Encore Ottawa series premiered on Rogers Channel 22 and was rebroadcast on March 1 and 2. Each of the 16 acts performed one song each on the show which doubled as a teaser for the rest of the series.

Future performances will be broadcast every Friday night starting March 12 and simultaneously live-streamed on the Rogers TV website at

The performances were recorded over a number of days using Shenkman Arts Centre stage and sound technicians. The project granted artist fees to more than 40 professional musicians who made up the 18 acts through Ontario Creates and the Ottawa Music Development Fund. The tapings also generated weeks of work for the Art Centre’s technical staff.

The live tapings adhered to the health and safety guidelines of Ottawa Public Health and the Province of Ontario at all times.

The Ottawa region was in the Orange-Restrict zone at the time of the tapings. Here is the schedule with broadcast dates:

• March 12 Andrew Casara/Taming Sari
• March 19 Celéste Lévi/CHRISSY
• March 26 Harea Band/Chrystalena
• April 9 Jess Wedden/Rosalyn Dennett
• April 16 Marie-Clo/Mischa
• April 23 Sing Song Part Time/ Moonfruits
• April 30 Pony Girl/Seiiizi

Each performance will be rebroadcast on the following Monday and Tuesday.




School of Theatre artistic director passes the torch after 20 years

Ongoing pandemic fails to slow down local graffiti artist

Shenkman Arts Centre unveils 2021-2022 lineup

East end pair shine at OFSAA track and field championships

U12 Wolverines capture EOBA championship

GCRA ringette teams win pair of provincial titles

Local business



CEDAR VALLEY LEBANESE FOOD: Owners celebrate two years in business




180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser




VIEWPOINT: Common courtesy just another victim of the COVID pandemic



WALTER ROBINSON: What a long, strange trip the last two years have been


Doug Feltmate:COVID-19 pandemic the final straw for troubled industry

Contact information
745 Farmbrook Cres.
Orléans, Ontario K4A 2C1
Phone: 613-447-2829
E-mail: © 2001-2020 Sherwin Publishing