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ORLÉANS OUTDOOR MARKET from 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the Ray Frield Centre parking lot on Tenth Line Road. Come meet local vendors and artians from across the east end.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK – A Company of Fools presents a Torchlight Shakespeare production of Romeo and Juliet in Longleaf Park at 7 p.m. Pay what you can.

CUMBERLAND FARMERS MARKET from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R. J. Kennedy Community Centre 1115 Dunning Road in Cumberlans Village. The Cumberland Farmers’ Market features a variety of localy produced vegetables, seasonal fruits and specialty foods.

THE NAVAN FAIR will take place from Thursday, Aug. 10 to Sunday, Aug. 13. Highlights the Demolition Derby. livestock shows, and Canadian rockers Honeymoon Suite who will be performing on Aug. 11. Visit


EDITORIAL: A labour of love

April 4, 2019

Next week from April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week. It’s a time Canadians from coast to coast can take a moment to reflect on the impact volunteers have on their communities and their every day lives whether they have benefitted from the generosity and kindness of others, or have contributed selflessly in helping their neighbours and fellow Canadians.

We often take volunteers for granted, especially if we’ve never volunteered ourselves. Imagine what our lives would be like without the efforts of volunteers. Thousands of organizations and events would immediately cease to exist without the efforts of volunteers.

Volunteers help drive seniors to medical appointments. They coach minor sports teams. They raise millions of dollars for countless organizations and worthy causes. They mentor young people. They serve on boards and offer advice. They act as Boy Scout and Girl Guide leaders. They organize community events like Family Fun Days and neighbourhood fairs. And they help organize and run activities at their child’s school. In short, volunteers help make our communities and our country a better place to live.

According to Volunteer Canada, more than 12.7 million Canadians volunteered in one capacity or another last year. Most do it without any expectation of being celebrated as special or even thanked. They do it out of the kindness of their heart and the sense of self worth it gives them.

When I was in my 20s I had a friend who couldn’t make a week-end social event because he had made a previous commitment to volunteer for some organization or other. Not knowing he had volunteered, I asked him how much he would was going to make. When he responded that he was doing it for free, I told him he was crazy. He tried to explain to me that it was something he had done for several years and that it was a blast, but I remained incredulous.

It wasn’t until I was in my early 30s and I organized the first Canada Day event on Petrie Island that I realized what he meant, The feeling of self satisfaction in being able to lead a team of fellow volunteers in putting together an event that benefitted thousands of our neighbours and their families was indescribable.

The theme of National Volunteer Week is “The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities” because that’s what volunteers do, they help lift their communities in their deeds and in their spirit. It’s a labour of true love. Love of their families. Love of their friends and neighbours. And love of their community. And the labour is carried out every day in countless ways.

So next time you see a volunteer, be sure to thank them, If you are a volunteer be sure to take the time to pat yourself on the back for a job well done. We, as a community, are indebted to you and for that we offer you our collective thanks.




OST presents a fresh take on The Wizard of Oz

Final GMC recital serves as rehearsal for Kiwanis Music Festival

Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to Orléans

Ottawa TFC teams advance to Ontario Cup quarterfinals

Local hurdler wins Canadian junior championship

Cumberland running back named MVP in Jr. Gee-Gees bronze medal run

Local business



CEDAR VALLEY LEBANESE FOOD: Owners celebrate two years in business




180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser




VIEWPOINT: A foodie’s guide to the best eats in Orléans


WALTER ROBINSON: An early primer to the fall federal election


HEATHER JAMIESON: Playful goats, the power of music and making each moment matter

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