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


(Posted 3 p.m., Aug. 31)
Feltmate withdraws from Orléans Ward race
By Fred Sherwin

When businessman and restauranteur Doug Feltmate entered the municipal election in the race to represent Orléans Ward, on Ottawa city council he was immediately considered as one of the favourites.

With a lengthy record of community involvement, his extensive work in the area of economic development with Team Ottawa-Orléans, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Heart of Orléans BIA, Feltmate not only had the ability to raise the type of money needed to run a competitive campaign, he had a long list of contacts that he could call upon for advice.

Among his many endorsers were former Ottawa-Orléans MPP Phil McNeely; Walter Robinson, chief of staff to former Ottawa mayor Larry O’Brien; former Orléans Chamber of Commerce director Gerry Dust; and Graham Bird.

In an exclusive interview with the Orléans Star, Feltmate cited his growing frustration with the campaign for reason for withdrawing from the race.

“I just got lost in the soup,” said Feltmate. “There’s so many candidates and so much noise that it makes it impossible to get your message out.”

Feltmate’s growing frustration with the process has had a negative effect on his motivation. “To tell you the truth my heart just wasn’t in it anymore.”

Although he has withdrawn from the race, Feltmate’s name will remain on the ballot along with that of Louise Soyez who withdrew from the race last month.

Feltmate says he will refocus his attention on helping with the Heart of Orléans BIA’s future expansion plans.

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




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