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FREE FAMILY BUDGETING WORKSHOP hosted by the Community Pentecostal Church /Christians Against Poverty(CAP), 1825 St Joseph Blvd. at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to save and pay off your debts workshop. For more information call 613-837-3555.


FIRST CHOICE will entertain from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Orléans Legion, 800 Taylor Creek Dr. for your listening and dancing pleasure. Buffet dinner served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For reservations call 613-590-7227.


COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER hosted by the Royal Oak Pub Orléans in support of Habitat for Humanity from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Community BBQ with live bands and a silent auction...The action starts at 1 p.m. with the first musical act. House band Mandie & JF and the Chris Evans Band will take to the stage starting at 7 p.m.!! Come have some fun and show your support!!


COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE hosted by the Greater Avalon Community Association from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plenty of bargains to be found as the residents of Avalon take part in this annual community event.


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 www.orleansfestivals.ca.

 

Former Bengal has impressive CFL audition
By Fred Sherwin
April 4, 2019

Michael O’Connor is somewhat of a rarity in professional sports – he is a Canadian quarterback who has a legitimate shot at one day playing in the Canadian Football League at his favourite position.

The Orléans native recently took part in the CFL combine where he earned rave reviews for his immense talent, his poise and his football IQ.

The combine is held every year in the lead up to the CFL draft to give teams a chance to meet potential prospects face-to-face and ask them questions about everything from Xs and Os to possible issues in their personal lives.

O’Connor was a busy man at the combine, sitting down with six different teams. That’s high for any prospect and is usually indicative of the type of interest shown in someone who ends going pretty high in the draft.

For his part, O’Connor made the most of the opportunity to express his love and commitment to the sport.

“I went into it with a mission to show the teams a little bit more of my person- ality, how passionate I am about football and the type of person that I am,” O’Connor said in a recent interview with the Orléans Star. “I think I really did that, teams got to know me better on a more personal level.”

O’Connor has spent the last four years at the University of British Columbia where he led the UBC Thunderbirds to the 2015 Vanier Cup as a freshman.

In the three years since reaching the pinnacle of Canadian college football, O’Connor and his Thunderbird teammates lost to the University of Calgary Dinos in twice the Western Conference champ-ionship in 2016 and 2017 by less than four points, and this past season they lost their opening playoff game in overtime.

The defeats not only made O’Connor appreciate the Vanier Cup win that much more, they made him appreciate the sport on a much deeper level.

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


Entertainment

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Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to Orléans

Sir Will production of 'Seussical the Musical' hits all the right notes

Orléans Old Players present pair of comedy short stories


NCAFA, Jr. Gee-Gees form elite minor football program

Les Sittelles hosts first annual Brian Leblanc gymnastics meet

Orléans native to play for Great Britain at World Hockey Championships

 
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CEDAR VALLEY LEBANESE FOOD: Owners celebrate two years in business

 

SANTÉ CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTRE: Where healthy people go

 

180-FITNESS CENTRE: Home of the Biggest Loser

 

 

 


VIEWPOINT: SNC Lavalin affair puts Liberal majority in jeopardy

 

WALTER ROBINSON: Summertime in Orléans offers plenty to see and do

 

HEATHER JAMIESON: Pre-planning some end of life arrangements has many benefits

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