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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 www.orleansfestivals.ca.

 

Orléans native Michelle Treacy wins final episode of CTV's The Launch
By Fred Sherwin
March 6, 2019

Move over Lady Gaga, a new star has been born and her name is Michelle Treacy. The Orléans singer won the final episode of CTV's The Launch on Wednesday night leading to the release of the single Emotional immediately afterwards.

Not bad for a girl who earned her first big breakthrough five years ago when she was invited on stage by Lady Gaga in Montreal to perform her original song Gold Boy. Gaga was so impressed she kept Treacy on stage to sing Born This Way together.

A couple of months later, Sony signed Treacy to a record deal. She recorded and released two singles -- Armageddon in June 2016 and Colours later the same year -- before Sony terminated the deal in early 2017.

Treacy was the first performer to appear on the March 6 episode of The Launch. She sang a rockin' version of River by Bishop Briggs followed by her own composition Ashes to Ashes.

After hearing Treacy sing her own song, judge Marie-Mai brought her to tears with her comments. "What I hear and what I see is your heart," said Mai.

In a foreshadowing of the show's outcome, fellow judge Bebe Rexha said that Treacy's performance made her think that Treacy's voice would be perfect for the song chosen for the episode's winner -- Emotional.

Producer Nile Rodgers, who was also on the judging panel, wondered aloud if anyone could top Treacy's performance.

Of the five artists who auditioned for the judges, Treacy and Keisha "Will" Williams from Toronto were chosen to record Emotional with a little help from the judges. Rodgers was suitably impressed with Treacy's take on the song,

"She surprised me. I didn't know she had all that in her and then, bang, there you go," he opined.

After both girls sang ther version of the song in front of a live audience, the judges decided to release Treacy's version.

"It's been a dream," Treacy said after finding out her version was being launched. "I feel like I've grown so much from this process which is crazy because it's all happened so fast and I am forever grateful for it."

Emotional can be downloaded at most streaming services and it will get wide radio airplay. You can listen to it for yourself at www.ctv.ca/The-Launch-S2.

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

 

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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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VIEWPOINT: SNC Lavalin affair puts Liberal majority in jeopardy

 

WALTER ROBINSON: Summertime in Orléans offers plenty to see and do

 

HEATHER JAMIESON: Pre-planning some end of life arrangements has many benefits

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