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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.




Fallingbrook woman completes 40,320-piece puzzle
Fred Sherwin
March 10, 2024

Fallingbrook resident Janet Hart sits in the middle of her completed 40,320 piece Ravensburger puzzle which depicts hard-drawn scenes from 10 different Disney movies

Orléans resident and Disney fan Janet Hart has completed one of the largest commercial puzzles in the world.

The Ravensburger Disney Moments Puzzle has 40,320 pieces and is ranked as the third largest puzzle in the world. The next two largest puzzles are 42,000 and 60,000 pieces respectively.

The puzzle, which depicts hand-drawn scenes from 10 different Disney movies, measures 22 feet by six feet when completed.

According to Ravensburger, it should take the average person about 600 hours to complete the puzzle. The record is held by a Belleville woman who managed to put it together in 150 hours during the pandemic.

Hart never kept track of how many hours it took her to accomplish the task, but she started more than 14 months ago working on the puzzle in her spare time after she received it as a Christmas gift from her children.

She did most of the work on her dining room table one section at a time. She then brought each section down to her basement where she assembled the puzzle sections on the floor.

While assembling the section of the puzzle depicting a scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Hart noticed that a piece was missing. She sent a picture showing where the piece was missing to Ravensburger and they sent her the missing piece from Germany. She also found two extra pieces which were duplicates of an existing piece.

Hart has been building puzzles since she was a little girl. Prior to starting on the Ravensburger puzzle, she did a 1,000-piece puzzle once a month.

“It’s very calming,” says Hart in explain-ing the attraction of puzzle building. As for taking on the task of the world’s third biggest puzzle, Hart refers to her favourite Walt Disney quote, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”.

Hart belongs to a group of puzzle builders in Orléans who often swap puzzles. She plans to mount the 40,320 piece 22x5 foot Disney puzzle on an upstairs wall which could prove even more difficult than building the puzzle in the first place.



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