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Upcoming events

THE OTTAWA SCHOOL OF THEATRE presents an all ages production of Treasure Island in the Richcraft Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Showtimes Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets $20 for adults. Students and youth 25 and under $10. To purchase visit / ottawaschooloftheatre?

TAPROOM 260 presents Michael Ben-Shalom live from 8-11 p.m. at 260 Centrum Blvd. For more information visit

TAPROOM 260 presents The Underground live from 8-11 p.m. at 260 Centrum Blvd. For more information visit

CLASSIC PIANO RECITAL – Orléans pianist Emily Hou will be performing works by Chopin, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Liszt at Kanata United Church as part os the Beaverbrook Community Concert Series. The recital will start promptly at 3 p.m. Kanata United Church is located at 33 Leacock Dr. in Kanata. For more information visit 2024/03/24/april-21-emily-hou.

THE ORLÉANS BREWING CO. Trivia Night from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call (613) 834-9005 to reserve your spot. The Orléans Brewing Co. is located at 4380 Innes Rd. near the Innes Road McDonalds.

GRANDMAS AIDING GRANDMAS 10th Annual Card Party from 12:30p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Helen’s Church, 1234 Prestone Dr. Tickets $35 includes lunch, door prizes, raffle and market. Call Barbara at 613-824-3524 or Sue at 613-834-4706.




Francophone historical society publishes second volume of Orléans toponymy
By Louis Patry
Special to the Orléans Star
Dec. 5, 2023

The Francophone historical society of Orléans, (Société francophone du patrimoine et de l’histoire d’Orléans - SFOPHO) was created in 2011. One of its committees, the CAPNFO (Comité pour l’amélioration de la place des noms francophones à Orléans), has existed since 2012.

Since then, the CAPNFO has undertaken many projects including the correction of misspelled names of streets and parks in Orléans, the promotion of the proper official spelling of the word Orléans with its acute accent as dictated by the 1994 decision of the Ontario Geographic Names Board, and the submission of historical names to the city for parks, streets, facilities and buildings.

This committee of volunteers has also written 85 short stories relating to the history of people who shaped the village of yesteryear and the Orléans of today.

The initial stories appeared in the now-extinct L’Express d’Orléans newspaper and today they continue in the L’Orléanais monthly newspaper.

Eighty of these translated stories are now available in two bilingual books; one, A Brief History of Orléans, Ontario and of its French Toponymy, published in 2017, and the other, The History Behind the French Toponymy of Orléans, Ontario Volume 2, recently launched in September 2023.

The 2017 book of 114 pages contains a well illustrated brief history of Orléans, as well as the stories behind 30 French names in the Orléans toponymy.

The 2023 book of 196 pages deals with the stories behind 46 French names and those of four others in the Orléans toponymy and includes beautiful photos and maps of early Orléans. It was published with the financial help of the ACFO Ottawa Bilingual Ottawa Program.

These books, which would be an excellent Christmas gift, could serve as an exploration guide of parks, streets and buildings in Orléans, and of course, they would be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about the community in which they live.

Both books in the collection can be purchased at MIFO located at 6600 Carrière St., The cost is $20 for Volume 1 and $30 for Volume 2.




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