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May 25, 2023

25 mai 2023


Upcoming events

ROYAL OAK FUNDRAISER FOR KYLE ANDRADES – The Royal Oak Orléans is holding a fundraising event for the Kyle Andrades Memorial Bursary. This event will include live music by the Jasen Colson Duo, a silent auction, raffles and BBQ!! Come help us hit our $25K goal.

NAVAN LIONS WALK FOR DOG GUIDES​ – Meet under the domes on the Navan Fairgrounds. Registration begins at noon. 3km walk around the beautiful streets of Navan begins at 1 p.m. Stay after for Yappy Hour and free BBQ. Family-friendly event. All dogs must be on a leash.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Helen’s Anglican Church, 1234 Prestone Dr., Orléans. This year’s art fair is supporting the Young Artists Initiative. You can view the artists’ galleries at and follow on Facebook at

GRANDMAS AIDING GRANDMAS will be holding a Plant & Garden Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., corner of Bearbrook and Innes in Blackburn Hamlet. Annuals, perennials, houseplants, crafts, baking and raffle. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign, supporting African grandmothers raising a generation of children orphaned by

THE ORIGINAL NAVAN MARKET returns with over 200 different vendors at the Navan Fairgrounds including several new vendors. Gates open at 9 a.m.

TBLACKBURN FUN FAIR – Pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fun Fair parade 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Midway 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. BBQ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Little Ray’s Reptiles 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the arena. Bouncy castle, face-painting and Dunk Tank from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stage show 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beer Garden 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Cake cutting at 1 p.m. Paint party 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fireworks show at 10 p.m. Visit for a complete schedule of all the activities and events.


Queenswood Heights loses one its founding residents
Fred Sherwin
May 9, 2023

Orléans lost another true pillar of the community last week with the passing of long-time Queenswood Heights resident Al Tweddle. After a spirited battle with gall bladder cancer, he passed away at home on Monday, May 1, surrounded by his family.

Al, along with his late wife Helen, who passed away in 2018, were two of the earliest movers and shakers in Queenswood Heights.

Raised in Toronto, Al and Helen moved to Ottawa in 1961 where they dedicated their lives to raising their five kids and building the community around them.

As one of the first residents in Queenswood Heights, Al played a pivotal role in shaping the neighbourhood and helped create a number of local parks, including Racine and Kinsella Park. He was instrumental in expanding the number of outdoor rinks in the community and helped maintain different rinks for more than 50 years. He was also instrumental in building the Queenswood tennis courts.

Perhaps Al will best be remembered for his work with the Friends of Petrie Island. He was a founding member and volunteered hundreds of hours of his time to the organization which is responsible for creating the many nature trails on the island.

Over the years, Al received a number of honours including the Mayor’s City Builder
Award and the road that runs between Hwy. 174 and Petrie Island was named in his
honour in 2021. The picnic area near the west beach was also named after him.
While Al could often be found maintaining any one of Queenswood Heights’ outdoor rinks during the winter, he could just as often be found manning the Friends of Petrie
Island interpretation centre during the rest of the year.

For over 50 years, Al was a tireless worker and a dedicated volunteer who was deeply proud of his community.

Al will be lovingly remembered by his sister Barb, his children Steve, Debbie, Sue, Mark and Terrie, their spouses, his three grandchildren and his great-granddaughter Aurora.



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