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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


MPP Lalonde recognizes riding's leading women, leading girls
By Fred Sherwin
March 6, 2019

Orléans MPP Marie-France Lalonde celebrated International Women's Day on March 8 by hosting a breakfast at OCCO Kitchen on Innes Road and handing out 28 certificates to some of the riding's leading women and girls.

Among this year's recipients were MIFO president Tréva Cousineau; real estate agent and past president of the Rotary Club of Orléans, Teresa Whitmore; Théâtre du Village d'Orléans co-founder and president Pierrette Boisvert; and Orléans Community Garden president GIna Lapointe.

Orléans MPP Marie-France Lalonde presents a Leading Women, Leading Girls certificate to CECCE trustee Johanne Lacombe who brought her daughter Laurianne Cliche up for the presentation. Fred Sherwin/Photo

"Today, we were able to recognize 23 women and five girls who are improving the lives of others through community service and leadership. The recipients span multiple generations and are involved in an array of projects working to build our community," Lalonde said during her opening remarks.

Besides the ladies previously mentioned the other recipients include Amanda Antonitti, Amélie Trottier, Angelica Kalubiaka, Brigitte Pilon, Chantal Chatigny, Christine Marier, Claudèle Vézina, Dolores Côté, Emily Best, Emily Martin, Fernande Lavergne, Francine Vinet, Gina Lapointe, Huguette Lorrain, Jennifer Sondergaard, Jessica Goyette, Julia Kennedy, Louise Lagroix, Marie Charette, Monique Blais, Pankaj Chopra, Paulette Corbeil, Stella Ronan, and Valerie Assoi.

While the recipients are all outstanding in their own right, collectively they've volunteered thousands of hours of their time to a variety of organizations and causes including the Rendez vous des aînés d'Orléans, the Canada Day Seniors Bingo, and the Orléans Legion. The five student recipients were recognized for their volunteer work both inside the classroom and out.

Friends Claudèle Vézina, Emily Best and Julia Kennedy were recognized for the work they've done in supporting and helping to build the Petrie Island Canoe Club. Among other things they serve as coaching assistants, safety boat operators for the Special Olympics program as well as helping with the club's fundraising efforts.

The Leading Women, Leading Girls, Building Communities Recognition Awards were started by the pevious Ontario Liberal government. When they were canceled by the current Conservative government last year, Lalonde decided to continue the program on her own.

"We have a number of outstanding women and young girls in our community who are doing a lot of incredible things and they deserve to be recognized for everything they do and that's what we are doing today," said Lalonde, who plans to continue the program as long as she is the MPP.

Orléans MPP Marie-France Lalonde (centre) poses for a group picture with this year's recipients of Leading Women, Leading Girls Recognition Awards. Fred Sherwin/Photo

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




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

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