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IVNTAGE VEHICLE EXPERIENCE from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Rd. in Cumberland Village. Experience first hand the significance and history of early automobiles in a fun, entertaining, and engaging way! Restored, partially restored, and un-restored vehicles manufactured prior to the 1940s will be exhibited on site. Come chat with the owners, check out a demonstration to learn more about how early automobiles worked, and get an introduction to the world of pre-1940s tin can tourist camping. Complete the day with a performance by a local barbershop quartet!. Admission $19.75 per family (2 adults + children); $7.75 adults; $5.50 seniors, children and students. Children 5 and under are free.

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.

CUMBERLAND FARMERS MARKET from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R. J. Kennedy Community Centre 1115 Dunning Road in Cumberlans Village. The Cumberland Farmers’ Market features a variety of localy produced vegetables, seasonal fruits and specialty foods.


Local girl wins Pan-Am gold in taekwondo
By Fred Sherwin
June 28, 2019

Taekwondo competitor Naila Mohamed holds up the gold medals she won at the Canadian and Pan Am Championships this year. FRED SHERWIN PHOTO

Orléans resident Naila Mohamed, 16, recently returned from the Pan-American Taekowndo championships in Costa Rica with two medals including a gold medal in the -42kg class in the Open Championship and a silver medal at the same weight level in the Junior Pan-Am Championship.

Mohamed qualified for the Pan-Am tournament after a grueling process at the national championships in February in which she had to fight six times in one day including three fights against the same girl.

Because it was a double elimination format, Mohamed was given a second chance after suffering her first loss. She made the most of the opportunity by beating the same girl who had defeated her in the earlier fight,in both the semi-final and the final.

“I went into the first fight way too confident and I went way too fast and she took advantage of that, but in the next two took things a lot slower and was more deliberate. I took things one step at a time and one point at a time.”

Skip ahead to the Pan Am championships opened with competition at both the Cadet and Junior levels. Unfortunately, Mohamed lost her one and only fight against the only other competitor at her weight level. The silver lining was a silver medal, which Mohamed felt she didn’t earn.

The loss left a bitter taste in her mouth and a deep desire to redeem herself in the Open Championship the next day.

“I really wanted to win badly. I didn’t go all that way to lose my first fight and go home,” says Mohamed, who beat her Puerto Rican opponent in the final 14 points to eight.

The Grade 11 Cairine Wilson Secon-dary School student started taking tae-kwondo lessons at the age of four. Her parents were already members at the Phoenix Taekwnondo Academy which operated out of the OAC at the time.

Mohamed began competing in local tournaments four years ago, but didn’t win her first gold medal until this year at nationals. “My parents started me in taekwondo because it teaches you discipline and respect and we didn’t think we would do any tournaments until a few years ago when our instructor suggested I sould try it out.”

Mohamed is looking forward to competing in her final year as a junior next year when the Junior World Championships will be held in Burnaby, B.C.

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



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