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FREE FAMILY BUDGETING WORKSHOP hosted by the Community Pentecostal Church /Christians Against Poverty(CAP), 1825 St Joseph Blvd. at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to save and pay off your debts workshop. For more information call 613-837-3555.

FIRST CHOICE will entertain from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Orléans Legion, 800 Taylor Creek Dr. for your listening and dancing pleasure. Buffet dinner served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For reservations call 613-590-7227.

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER hosted by the Royal Oak Pub Orléans in support of Habitat for Humanity from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Community BBQ with live bands and a silent auction...The action starts at 1 p.m. with the first musical act. House band Mandie & JF and the Chris Evans Band will take to the stage starting at 7 p.m.!! Come have some fun and show your support!!

COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE hosted by the Greater Avalon Community Association from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plenty of bargains to be found as the residents of Avalon take part in this annual community event.

ORLÉANS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 6 and 7 and from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 in the Centrum Blvd. Festival Plaza. Presented by Orléans Festivals and the Heart of Orléans BIA featuring craft beer from 29 different craft brewers. Food vendors will include Orléans own Meatings BBQ. Live music all three days. For more information 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.




Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to Orléans

Sir Will production of 'Seussical the Musical' hits all the right notes

Orléans Old Players present pair of comedy short stories

NCAFA, Jr. Gee-Gees form elite minor football program

Les Sittelles hosts first annual Brian Leblanc gymnastics meet

Orléans native to play for Great Britain at World Hockey Championships

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