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June 13, 2019

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


Speed Skating
Canadian speed skaing team to have distinctive local flavour
By Fred Sherwin
The Orleans Star

Two athletes with local roots will lead Canada's long track speed skating team this season after winning five titles between them at the recent Canadian Single Distance Championships in Calgary.

Colonel By Secondary School alum Isabelle Weidemann won three titles (3,000, 5,000 and Mass Start) and Garneau grad Ivanie Blondin had a pair of wins (1,000 and 1,500) to nearly sweep the women's finals. The 500-metre event was won by Saskatchewan native Marsh Hudley.

Orléans native Isabelle Weidemann won three events at the recent Canadian Single Distance Championships in Calgary. Speed Skaing Canada Photo

Weidemann and Blondin both competed at the Winter Olympics in Korea last February. Weidemann finished 6th in the 5,000 and 7th in the 3,000, while Blondin finished 4th in the 5,000 and 5th in the 3,000.

It was Blondin's second Winter Games and Weidemann's first.

Previously a long distance specialist, Blondin is now focused on the intermediate distances. Her winning times in the 1,000- and 1,500-metre events at the Canadian championships have qualified her for the upcoming World Cup season at both distances. She is also pre-qualified in the 5,000 metres based on her past results in international competition.

The same is true for Weidemann who qualifed in the 3,000, 5,000 and Mass Start by winning all three races.

The 23-year-old Weidemann easily met the Wolrd Cup qualifying standard in the 3,000 with a time of 4:02.68 and she bettered the qualifying standard in the 5,000 by five seconds, despite being the only skater in the event.

The two women are now preparing for the first World Cup event of the season which will take place in Obihiro, Japan from Nov. 16-18. A week later they will compete in Tomakomai, Japan.

Other World Cup events are being held in Tomaszow Mazoviecki, Poland (Dec. 7-9); Heerenveen, Netherlands (Dec. 13-16); and Hamar, Norway (Feb. 1-3). The World Single Distance Championships will take place in Inzell, Germany on Feb. 7-10 and the World Cup Final will take place in Salt Lake City on March 9-10.

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




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