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CommuniTree CONFERENCE from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Just Food Farm, Big Red Barn, 2nd floor - 2391 Pepin Court in Blackburn Hamlet. Check in and registration at 8 a.m. The Conference will include various panels, a networking break and a tour of a Community Food Forest. This is an opportunity for community members to share tree-related stories, data and projects and provide attendees with new ideas, information and resources to carry out tree-related initiatives in their communities.


HALLOWE'EN HIJINX from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. A day of family-friendly Halloween fun at the museum! Wear your costume and explore the origins of Halloween traditions as you collect some yummy treats along the way. Complete a scavenger hunt, create your own masquerade mask and more! Cost: $19.75 per family (2 adults + children); $7.75 adults; $5.50 seniors, children and students. Children 5 and under are free.


THE GLOUCESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY will present a talk by military historian Captain Steven Dieter entitled “From Normandy to the Scheldt.” This will take place at 2 p.m. at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood, and will include a guided tour of the National Military Cemetery for those who wish to take it. Admission is free.


ORLEANS COMMUNITY SPAGHETTI SUPPER AND SILENT AUCTION hosted by the Orléans Lions Club from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Joseph Church, 2757 St. Joseph Blvd. Tickets: Adults $13 ; Children under 12 $5 available at th door or in advance from members or by sending an e-mail to orleanslions@gmail.com (or call Lion Jean Paul at 613-830-7035). Tickets include spaghetti and freshly made sauce with buns, dessert, tea and coffee. Cash bar. All profits to support Camp Banting, a summer camp for kids with diabetes.

 

NCAFA, Jr. Gee-Gees form elite minor football program
By Fred Sherwin
May 16, 2019

When the Cumberland Panthers Football Club decided to shut down its varsity program earliest this year, it left huge void in the spring and summer season.

That void was filled by the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) which partnered with the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees to start the Jr. Gee-Gees U15 and U17 Select football program.

Cumberland Panther and NCAFA Jr. Gee-Gees running back Clark O’Connor sprints past the outstretched hand of a Nicolas-Gatineau defender in their exhibition game on Saturday, May 11. FRED SHERWIN PHOTO

Both Summer Elite Teams (S.E.T.) have a major Panther influence with several Panther coaches deciding to lend their expertise to the project.

Former Jr. Varsity coach Jeff Koradi is the head coach of the U15 S.E.T. team. His assistants include Larry Ring, Panthers Peewee head coach Mike Scmidt, former Peewee head coach Julian DaSilva and Panther assistants Mike Hendricks and Eric Parent.

Both teams will play up to five exhibition games in preparation for the Nike Challenge Cup which will be contested between seven different regional teams from Quebec and the Jr. Gee-Gees. The two-week tournament will be held in Montréal in late July.

The U15 team coached by Koradi won their first exhibition game 12-0 over a bantam varsity team from Oshawa. They lost their second game 27-16 to École polyvalente Nicolas-Gatineau.

Koradi is confident they will be able the players will be on their game by the time the Nike Challenge Cup roles around.

The U15 team has no fewer than 14 Panther players in its ranks including running backs Clark O’Connor and Henry Hollo and six down lineman -- Daniel Sungani, Luca Beumer. Jeffrey Kalambayi, Joshua Maat, Cayden Metallic-Janvier and Sam Gauthier.

Other Panther players include wide receiver Ibrahim Mari, defensive back Hugo Djeumeni, and linebackers Aiden Peterson and Michael Desforges.

The S.E.T. program is designed to give the players access to top-notch coaching and the opportunity to play the best teams in Québec. The season is also over by the end of July, given the players at least a month off before they start NCAFA’s fall season.

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


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