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Upcoming events

CHARITY DART TOURNAMENT – Royal Oak Orléans is hosting a charity dart tournament in support of the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre Food Bank in honour of Royal Oak Day. Cost is $10/player, teams are chosen at random and there are prizes to be won! Registration at 12:30 p.m. Game time 1 p.m.

CORO VIVO OTTAWA presents Nibi Water is Life – L’eau, c’est la vie at 7:30 pm at Orléans United Church. This is Coro Vivo’s Spring Concert featuring a commissioned work by the Cree composer Andrew Balfour. Tickets $25 on or $30 at the door. Children under 14 admitted at no charge.

PINTS FOR POTCAKES from 11 am to 2 pm at the Stray Dog Brewing Company in support of Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue. Beers, raffle and bake sale. Come out and have a pint while visiting with some adoptable dogs at the Stray Dog Brewing Company, 501 Lacolle Way in the Taylor Creek Business Park.

ORLÉANS FARMER’S MARKET from 11 am to 4 pm in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Tenth Line Road featuring local food vendors and producers.

THE ORIGINAL NAVAN MARKET returns to the Navan Fair Grounds from 10 am to 5 pm with more than 150 local vendors and artisans. Come and see why the Original Navan Markey has become on of the most popular outdoor markets in Eastern Ontario.Visit

BLACKBURN FUN FAIR returns to Blackburn Hamlet with a carnival style midway, music, local vendors, a used book fair, beer garden and fireworks. For more information visit


Natural Food Pantry opens newest location in Orléans
Star Staff
March 31, 2022

Fallingbrook residents now have a new store to meet their natural food needs. The Natural Food Pantry, which already has stores in Kanata, Barrhaven, Westboro, Billings Bridge and Britannia, recently opened a sixth location at 1777 Tenth Line Rd. next to the Canada Computing store.
Natural Food Pantry owner Rick Payant with Orléans store manager Jennie Brousseau take a time out during the store’s grand opening on Saturday, March 26. STAFF PHOTO

The Natural Food Pantry recently celebrated its 41st year in business. The company was founded by Roger Payant in 1981. The originally store was located in the basement of the Westgate Shopping Centre. A few years later he opened a second location in the Billings Bridge Plaza.

Roger’s nephew Rick Payant took over the Billings Bridge location as a franchisee in 1991. He then bought the Westgate location as a franchise in 1996. He eventually became the majority owner of the company in 2001 and he’s been running it ever since.

The Natural Food Pantry offers a diverse array of products including gluten-free, bulk, sport nutrition, supplements, organic products and meats, homeopathy, herbs, natural body care, home care products, eco-friendly products, specialty diet products and much more.

You can browse the complete line of products on the company’s website at, where you will also find a whole host of recipes.

An important aspect of the company’s business model is the Natural Food Pantry Education Initiative

The goal of the initiative is to provide customers “a unique experience by delivering current, dynamic and accurate nutrition and wellness information through webinars, in-store workshops, food demonstrations, store tours, and events as well as online resources such as webinars, videos and blogs.”

The Education Initiative is lead by certified nutritional practitioner, Natasha Villeneuve. With 18 years of nutrition experience and a deep passion for health and wellness, Natasha’s vision is to make the initiative a fun, informative and engaging opportunity for everyone.

To inquire about participating in a webinar or online workshop e-mail natasha@natural, or visit their website.

Natural Food Pantry has also partnered with TAG, an Ottawa-based company that has developed a high-tech, bulk food point-of-purchase system that significantly reduces packaging and food waste.

The Orléans store is the first location in Ottawa equipped with a TAGPod system which utilizes a one-touch, user friendly inter-face that enables shoppers to easily customize the amount of product they wish to purchase and pay for it in one simple process.

Shoppers can either bring their own containers or purchase a reusable container on site.



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