Monday June 17, 2019

June 13, 2019

30 mai 2019



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

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ presented by the Ottawa School of Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre. This is an all ages production. Showtimes June 7 at 7 p.m. and June 8 and 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for children and students. For more information visit

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.

4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Centrum Blvd. Food trucks, music, live perfomances, dancing and hands on activities for the whole family.

CARIVIBE BLOCK PARTY from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Orléans Festival Plaza on Centrum Blvd. featuring an All-Star International D.J. Lineup, Caribbean food, dancers and the Kids Carnival Village. Visit the Latin Street Party stage and enjoy Bachata, Kizomba, Salsa Romantica and Latin Dance Workshops, brought to you by A.S.A Dance Production. Advance tickets $15.00. Kids 12 and under FREE. Tickets can be purchased by visiting


(Updated 9:30 a.m., June 25)

Little Turkish Village set to reopen three months after strip mall fire

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Fans of the Little Turkish Village Restaurant on St. Joseph Blvd. will be happy to here that the establishment will reopen on June 26, nearly three months after a fire in the strip mall forced it to close its doors on March 31.

Owner Sunil Kurichh says the last three months have been an extremely trying time for himself and his family who depend on the restaurant for their livelihoods, not to mention the staff.

Little Turkish Village owner Sunil Kurichh can hardly wait to welcome customers back to his St. Joseph Blvd. restaurant on June 6. The eatery has undergone extensive renovations since a fire forced all the businesses in the strip mall to close on March 31. Fred Sherwin/Photo

But out of tragedy often comes renewal and that couldn’t be more true than for the Little Turkish Village Restaurant which has undergone a complete makeover since the fire. The decor has been completely redone, save for the large mural of Istanbul and the bridge over the Bosphorus Straits which joins the two halves of the city together.

“I think our customers are going to be very pleased,” says Kurichh. “Everything has been redone except for the menu. The menu is still the same as it was before the fire. The only difference is that the food will be cooked with new equipment.”

The restaurant was forced to close on March 31, along with the rest of the businesses in the strip mall, when a chemical fire in George & Sons Upholstery caused extensive smoke damage.

In the days and weeks that immediately followed the fire, Kurichh spent hours on the phone with his insurance company.

“It's been hell. A lot of headaches,” says Kurichh. “We have our insurance company and the mall owner has his own insurance company. It took awhile but we’ve started to receive some compensation."

Kurichh has been especially touched by the support of his customers during the ordeal of the past three months. They have called, e-mailed and even dropped by to see how things are going. Many of them have already made reservations for the reopening.

“They are anxious to see the new place and support us,” says Kuricch. “They’re anxious to eat and we’re anxious to serve them.”

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)




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