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CHARITY DART TOURNAMENT – Royal Oak Orléans is hosting a charity dart tournament in support of the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre Food Bank in honour of Royal Oak Day. Cost is $10/player, teams are chosen at random and there are prizes to be won! Registration at 12:30 p.m. Game time 1 p.m.

CORO VIVO OTTAWA presents Nibi Water is Life – L’eau, c’est la vie at 7:30 pm at Orléans United Church. This is Coro Vivo’s Spring Concert featuring a commissioned work by the Cree composer Andrew Balfour. Tickets $25 on eventbrite.com or $30 at the door. Children under 14 admitted at no charge.

PINTS FOR POTCAKES from 11 am to 2 pm at the Stray Dog Brewing Company in support of Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue. Beers, raffle and bake sale. Come out and have a pint while visiting with some adoptable dogs at the Stray Dog Brewing Company, 501 Lacolle Way in the Taylor Creek Business Park.

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.

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 Markey has become on of the most popular outdoor markets in Eastern Ontario.Visit facebook.com/OriginalNavanMarket.

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 www.blackburnfunfair.ca.


 

Ongoing pandemic fails to slow down local graffiti artist
Fred Sherwin
Feb. 1, 2022

While a great number of businesses have been adversely affected by the on-again, off-again restrictions during the pandemic, some businesses have been kept busier than ever. The home renovation industry, for one, has experienced a boom in sales as people chose to spend their money on a new kitchen or bathroom rather than a vacation down south.
Local graffiti artist Robbie ‘Falldown’ Lariviere and Cumberland Ward Coun. Catherine Kitts stand in front of the piece he did in Coun. Kitts’ ward office at the Ray Friel Complex. FRED SHERWIN PHOTO

But other businesses have made out okay as well. Orléans graffiti artist Robbie “Falldown” Lariviere has been keeping a hectic pace, doing almost a project a day during the pandemic.

Projects can range from labels for local soy candlemaker to skateboards, driveways and walls. He recently did walls for the Sawmill Creek Pool and the Greenboro Community Centre, and he just completed a wall in the ward office of Cumberland Ward Coun. Catherine Kitts.

Lariviere started doing graffiti art 20 years ago after he got a job in a paint supply store and started experimenting with spray paint. His appreciation for the art form evolved into a true passion and he began hosting club nights and group shows.

Although he eventually began doing commission work, he never made enough money to be able to make a full-time living out of it – and then the pandemic hit.
When non-essential businesses were forced to close their doors for a short spell before finally being able to offer curbside service, Lariviere, who worked in the retail sector, was forced to expand his own business. Strictly through word of mouth, he began to take on more and more jobs. He also came up with some unique outlets for his art and for his business. He began doing labels, sandwich boards and store windows.

Last summer, he entered a partnership with the Byward Market BIA and created arguably his proudest work to date – a lava floor on William Street near Beaver Tails.

“It was my daughter’s idea,” says Lari-viere, referring to his nine-year-old daughter Rukah, who is his number one fan and a budding entrepreneur in her own right. “It’s an interactive mural showing a bunch of rocks in a lava flow on the street.”

After Lariviere completed the lava flow, kids of all ages started spontaneously jumping from rock to rock without any words or instructions. The wall he did in Coun. Kitts office depicts scenes from around the ward with a cyclist, a tractor, a farm, an OC Transpo bus, the Navan Fair and an outdoor hockey rink.

“I was looking to do something fun in my ward office to animate the space and make it more inviting,” says Kitts. “Robbie was able to perfectly capture the essence and uniqueness of Cumberland Ward in his design. He’s a resident of the area, so it was a perfect collaboration.”

Lariviere can do both commercial and residential work. He’s done walls in children’s nurseries, man caves, home gyms and garages.

To see a collection of his creations you can visit him on Instagram at #falldowng.

 
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