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 9:30 a.m., Oct. 11)
Cumberland incumbent facing pair of challengers
By Fred Sherwin

Cumberland Ward incumbent Stephen Blais isn’t taking his bid for a third straight term one step at a time – literally. Since starting his door-to-door campaign in May, Blais has recorded more than 820,000 steps. He hopes to hit a million by election day on Oct. 22.

“Honestly, I’m not taking anything for granted. We’re running the same campaign we did in 2014 and 2010 before that,” says Blais. “We’ve canvassed almost every door in the ward.”

According to the Elections Ottawa website, Blais is facing two challengers in Cameron Rose Jette and Jenson Bloire.

Jette is a 20-year-old South Falling-brook resident who is studying human rights and social justice at Carleton University.

A huge defender of the city’s social service programs, she wants to be a voice for the marginalized on city council.

“I have an especially unique perspective as a youth, community leader and activist who can rally the voices of marginalized communities I belong to, including those with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, fellow youth, and students,” Jette writes on her Facebook page. She is also in favour of free-fare public transit.

Very little is known about the third candidate, Jensen Boire. He has no contact information, a website, or a Facebook page listed on the Elections Ottawa website.

Blais has been campaigning on the various accomplishments he’s managed to achieve during the past term. As chair of the city’s transit commission he played a leading role in getting Phase 2 of the Light Rail Transit project extended from Place d’Orléans to Trim Road. He also secured the he funding to expand the François Dupuis Recreation Centre and he helped facilitate plans to erect a dome at Millennium Park.

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




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