Tuesday Dec. 5, 2023

Nov. 23, 2023

9 novembre 2023


Upcoming events

THE CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY SINGERS present "Peace & Joy" from 7:30 p.m. at Orleans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd.. Come and join us for an uplifting evening filled with songs of peace and joy. This concert will feature new interpretations of traditional hymns and some newer less well known pieces that celebrate the beauty of Christmas. Bring the whole family - kids are free! Tickets available at  https://bit.ly/CCSPeaceandJoy.

STATION 71 LITE THE NITE event at 7 p. m. at the Navan Fire Station, 1246 Colonial Rd. Come out to enjoy some yummy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to Christmas carolers and watching Sparky light our Christmas tree. You can also bring a toy for the Help Santa Toy Parade.

CUMBERLAND CHRISTMAS MARKET from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at four different locations in Cumberland Village. Over 100 LOCAL ARTISANS at 4 different locations – the R. J. Kennedy Arena, the Baitun Naseer Mosque at 2620 Market St., the Lions Maple Hall at 2557 Old Montreal Rd., and the Da Artisti Studio & Gallery at 2565 Old Montreal Rd.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA FUNDRAISER hosted by the Cumberland Lions Club from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Lions Maple Hall in Cumberland Village. Special activities, and gifts, for the children throughout the morning, plus a visit from Santa. Admission at the door $15 for adults and $10 for childen 12 and under. Donations will also be accepted on site for the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre's Christmas Program for families in need.

DOMAINE PERRAULT HOLIDAY MARKET from 10:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. at the Domaine Perrault Winery, 1000 Perrault Rd. just south of Navan.  Get ready to indulge in a festive atmosphere filled with local vendors, live music, kids craft station, a visit from Santa and of course, incredible wine. Whether you're searching for unique gifts or simply want to treat yourself, this event has something for everyone.

ORLÉANS HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS ART MARKET – Celebrate the festive season the Orléans way. From the Heart of Orléans, unique gift ideas are brought to you by creative, local vendors. No need to rush - the market will be open for two days, Saturday, Dec. 2 from 12 noon to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.




Navan featured on Hockey Night in Canada after arena canteen gets Quaker makeover
By Fred Sherwin
Sept. 22, 2023

The town of Navan has finally taken its place on the national hockey map. In 2010 the town entered the Kraft Hockeyville contest and ultimately fell short in trying to make the list of 10 finalists.

Players with the Navan Grads were the first customers to check out the the Quarker Breakfast Bar in the lobby of the Navan Memorial Arena. Inset, former Navan Grad Claude Giroux holds up a special jersey.

Fast forward 13 years and Navan is being featured in a Quaker Oats commercial and the canteen in the local arena has been turned into a Quaker Breakfast Bar.

News of the town’s selection for the Quaker campaign first came to light in August when a casting call was posted on the Navan Community Association website looking for local residents to appear in a commercial to be shot in Navan on Sept. 7.

The commercial was aired on Hockey Night in Canada during the Ottawa Senators home opener on Oct. 14 along with a feature on NHL veteran and former Navan Grad, Claude Giroux who was honoured during the game for scoring 1,000 career points.

In the feature, Giroux is reunited with former Grads coach Mark Grady and drops in on a Grads’ practice after which he invites the players out to the lobby to witness the unveiling of the Quaker Breakfast Bar.

Several people associated with the Navan Grads also attended the unveiling including the volunteers who man the canteen during Grads games as well as Orléans South-Navan city councillor Catherine Kitts.

Besides the canteen, Quaker Oats also had a mural painted on the arena’s Wall of Fame featuring Giroux playing in his Navan Grads #9 jersey.

In the Quaker Oats commercial, a mother is shown enjoying a bowl of Quaker Oats with her son and daughter, both of who are wearing property of the Navan Grad hoodies. It also shows the zamboni preparing the ice and a player wearing a Grads uniform skating around shooting the puck.

Both the Hockey Night in Canada feature on Claude Giroux and the Quaker Oats commercial can be viewed on the Navan Grads website at navangrads.com.



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