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30 mai 2019



ORLÉANS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 6 and 7 and from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 in the Centrum Blvd. Festival Plaza. Presented by Orléans Festivals and the Heart of Orléans BIA featuring craft beer from 29 different craft brewers. Food vendors will include Orléans own Meatings BBQ. Live music all three days. For more information visit

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ presented by the Ottawa School of Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre. This is an all ages production. Showtimes June 7 at 7 p.m. and June 8 and 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for children and students. For more information visit

ORLÉANS OUTDOOR MARKET from 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the Ray Frield Centre parking lot on Tenth Line Road. Come meet local vendors and artians from across the east end.

4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Centrum Blvd. Food trucks, music, live perfomances, dancing and hands on activities for the whole family.

CARIVIBE BLOCK PARTY from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Orléans Festival Plaza on Centrum Blvd. featuring an All-Star International D.J. Lineup, Caribbean food, dancers and the Kids Carnival Village. Visit the Latin Street Party stage and enjoy Bachata, Kizomba, Salsa Romantica and Latin Dance Workshops, brought to you by A.S.A Dance Production. Advance tickets $15.00. Kids 12 and under FREE. Tickets can be purchased by visiting


NCAFA Football
Panther teams sweep into A-Cup semi-finals
By Fred Sherwin
The Orleans Star

Cumberland Panthers quarterback Vincent Anderson fends off a couple of Nepean Eagle defenders during their first round playoff game on Saturday, Oct. 20. The Panther tykes won the game 36-18.. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The Cumberland Panthers Football Club is one step away from accomplish-ing the rarest of feats in Ottawa minor football – having a team in all four A-Cup finals in the same year.

Actually, the rarest of feats is winning all four A-Cup finals which has only been done once before by the Myers Riders in 2008.

But before you can win all four A-Cup city championship titles, you must first get to the finals. The Panthers have only done it once before – in 2004. They very nearly repeated the feat last year, before ending up with three teams in the finals. Their odds of doing so this year are extremely good.

Three of the Panther teams still in the running – the mosquito, peewee and bantam teams – are all undefeated and the tyke blue team only has one loss.

The peewee and the bantam teams both had a bye this week.

With only seven teams in the bantam division, the Panthers bantam team was given a bye into the A-Cup semi-finals for having finished in first place.

The peewee team was given a bye into the semi-finals when their scheduled opponents in Saturday’s first round match-up weren`t able to field a full team.

The tyke and mosquito teams both earned their way into the semi-finals with impressive wins on Saturday.

The tyke blue team got the better of a stubburn Nepean Eagles team, winning 36-18, with Panthers quarterback Vincent Anderson scoring all five of his team’s touchdowns.

In the mosquito semi-final between the Panthers and the Gatineau Vikings, running back Shiloh Mukendy was able to get his team on the board first, scoring a first quarter touchdown that capped a long opening drive.

The Vikings responded with a long drive of their own, before petering out on the Panthers’ 25-yard line.

The Panthers’ second touchdown was another Shiloh Mukendy effort covering 45 yards down the far sideline.

The Panthers’ defence did an excellent job in keeping the Vikings ofence out of the end zone and off the scoreboard. The final blow was dealt by Panthers’ quarterback Tristan Sabimbona who scored on a five-yard run late in the fourth quarter. A successful extra point play would make the final score 18-0 n favour of the home team.

The mosquito Panthers will host the Kanata Knights (8-1) in the semi-finals this Saturday, while the Nepean Eagles (8-0-1) will welcome the Orleans Bengals in the other semi-final.

In the tyke semi-finals, the Panthers blue team will get a chance to avenge their only loss of the season when they welcome the South Ottawa Mustangs (7-2) to Millennium Park. The Mustangs won the previous meeting 72-70 thanks to their ability to kick extra points.

In the other two semi-finals to be played at Millennium Park, the Panthers peewee team will take on the and the bantam squad will play the Nepean Eagles (5-4).

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)




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