Wednesday Jan. 26, 2022

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Upcoming events

ORLEANS FARMERS MARKET from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Centre, 1585 Tenth Line Rd. Market staff have been working closely with public health officials to create protocols to help make our markets the safest source of fresh, local food possible while we strive to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Ottawa.

CUMBERLAND FARMERS MARKET from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R.J. Kennedy Arena in Cumberland Village. Over 45 local producers and artisans. All products at the market are locally grown or made.

THE ORIGINAL NAVAN MARKET from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Navan Fairgrounds. Over 100 vendors.


Take a tour of Orléans' best and brightest light displays
Fred Sherwin
Dec. 18, 2021

You can start the tour at any of the houses along the route, but I would suggest starting in Chatelaine Village where you will find a pair of impressive light displays on Pintail Terrace and Elderberry Terrace. The two streets are located a block apart off Lawnsberry Crescent.

The home at 309 Elderberry Terrace has more than 60 holiday inflatables wrapped around the property. If you roll down your window, you enjoy the holiday music being played on the PA system. I’m not quite sure how many power bars they need to plug in all those inflatables, but they must have quite a few.

For the next three weekends, the museum grounds will be turned into a magical light display with thousands of lights festooning the buildings and trees. Visitors will be able to step back in time to the 1920s and 30s and stroll through the postcard-perfect scenery while taking in the 30,000-plus lights illuminating the various heritage buildings.

The home at 268 Pintail Terrace has more than 20,000 lights which are all synchronized to Christmas music. The best way to enjoy the display is to get out of your car and take it all in.

From Pintail Terrace, take Lawnsberry back to Jeanne d’Arc Blvd. Drive west to Orléans Blvd. where you will take a lefthand turn and proceed to the next set of lights where you will turn left again on to Sugar Creek Way.

Don’t be surprised if you run into a small traffic jam, because this is where you can access Taffy Lane where you will find more than a dozen brightly decorated houses.

The best way to enjoy the light displays is to leave your car in the Orléans United Church parking lot and proceed to Taffy Lane on foot. It should take you anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes to stroll down the street and return to your vehicle.

When you finish walking down Taffy Lane you will return to your car by walking down Sugar Creek Way where you will see another spectacular house on your left.

When you get back in your car, take Orleáns Blvd. south to Lumberman Way on the other side of the Hwy. 174 overpass.

Turn left on to Lumberman Way and then right on to Grey Nuns Drive. Follow Grey Nuns to Fieldstone Crescent where you will see two brightly lit residences – one at 1678 Grey Nuns Drive and the other just on the corner at 1692 Fieldstone.

From there, find your way back to St. Joseph Blvd. and turn left. Drive two blocks eastbound and turn left again onto Dussere Street across from the St. Hubert.
Dussere runs into Cholette Crescent where you will find the Giroux residence 1143 Cholette Cres. on the left. There is another nicely decorated house beside it as well at 1135 Cholette.

From there, take Dussere back to St. Joseph Blvd. and continue east to Prestone Drive. Turn right on Prestone and follow it up the hill. Continue south past Tompkins Avenue and the take your first left after Tompkins on to Deavy Way where you will find another impressive display.

Continue along Deavy Way and turn right at Tompkins Avenue. Take Tompkins across Tenth Line Road, then turn left at the next set of lights on to Princess Louise Drive where you will see a number of nicely decorated houses including the home at 475 Princess Louise Dr.

Continue down Princess Louise to Montcrest Drive. Turn left on Montcrest and then right on to Cheverny Crescent, where you can see another wonderfully lit house.

A little further on, turn left on to Brissac Way where you will find yet another spectacular display.

Other houses that are worth checking out if you have the time are at 6086 Rivercrest Dr. in Chapel Hill, 1646 Trim Road between Watters and Portobello, and 412 Larkhaven Cres. in Queenswood Heights.



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