Wednesday Aug. 17, 2022

Aug. 18, 2022

18 août 2022


Upcoming events

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..

CUMBERLAND FARMERS’ MARKET from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R.J. Kennedy Arena, 1115 Dunning Rd. in Cumberland Village. The Cumberland Farmers’ Market features fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, specialty foods, homemade treats and a variety of artisan goods.

CONVENT GLEN, ORLEANS WOOD COMMUNITY BBQ – Presented by the Convent Glen, Orléans Wood Community Association from 11 am. to 1:30 p.m. in the Convent Glen Plaza 6505 Jeanne d’Arc Blvd. South. Games, face painting, music and, of course, BBQ

KARAOKE NIGHT from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Orléans Brewing Co. 4380 Innes Rd. near Tenth Line.

THE NAVAN FAIR returns to the Navan Fair Grounds after a three year hiatus. Plenty to see and do including a demolition derby, midway, livestock shows, the Ultimutts Dog and Cat Stunt Show, the Rock the Arts Puppet Show, tractor and truck pulls, musket demonstrations and live entertainment under the domes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night as well as Sunday afternoon. For a complete schedule visit


Gems of Innes Awards honour community's best
Fred Sherwin
July 28, 2022

For the past three weeks, Innes Ward city councillor Laura Dudas has been handing out awards to some of the best businesses and organizations in the area as voted on by their fellow residents.

This is the second round of the Gems of Innes Awards which Dudas launched last year to recognize some of the ward’s most cherished assets.
Golden Fries food truck owner Jade Racicot receives her Gem of Innes Award for Best Retail Business – Food, from local city councillor Laura Dudas. PHOTOS SUPPLIED

“The Gems Awards are an opportunity to recognize and show our appreciation for the outstanding businesses and community organizations that are unique to Ottawa’s east end, and make our community a more vibrant place to live, work and play,” Dudas writes on her website.

“The (awards) help celebrate and highlight the businesses and community organizations that serve Innes Ward and the east end and truly make our community sparkle!”

This year’s recipients include Gabriel Pizza; the Blackburn Pharmacy; Golden Fries; the Ottawa School of Theatre; Just Food; Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine; the Art of Bean; the Rising Stars Basketball Academy; Red Dragon Cards, Comics and Games, Echo Audiology and Sherwin Publishing which publishes The Orléans Star and the L’Orléanais.

All of the business and organizations had to first be nominated by an individual outside the organization. Each submission was then vetted and the winners chosen.

Gabriel Pizza, which received the award for Best Restaurant, is one of the oldest businesses in Orléans. Launched 45 years ago by Hanna family patriarch Mike Hanna, Gabriel’s has become an institution not only in Orléans, but the entire region with locations in both Ottawa and Gatineau.

Although they haven’t been around nearly as long, the Golden Fries food truck, located in Convent Glen, is well on its way to becoming another local institution after being named Ottawa’s Favourite Food Truck three years in a row.

The Blackburn Pharmacy, which received the award for Best Professional Service Business, has been serving residents in Blackburn Hamlet for more than 25 years. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff are what keeps their clients coming back year after year. To find out more about this year’s Gems of Innes recipients go to



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