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SATURDAY BREAKFASTS AT THE ORLEANS LEGION have been canceled until further notice under the nation wide state of emergency to combat the spread of COVID-19.

THE OTTAWA SCHOOL OF THEATRE has postponed its 30th birthday celebration, originally scheduled for April 4 to a later date.

THE BYTOWN BEAT CHORUS has canceled it’s planned Open House scheduled to take place on March 23.

MIFO has canceled the following productions: “Les Fabulateurs - La légende de Barbe d’Or” scheduled for March 19; “Flip Fabrique - Blizzard” scheduled for March 28; and “Laurent Paquin et Simon Boudreault - On va tous mourir” scheduled for April 4 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

THE ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, OPERA FOR CHILDREN’ scheduled to take place at the Shenkman Arts Centre on March 28 has been postponed.


Blind-deaf golfer Kevin Frost wins provincial championship
By Fred Sherwin
Sept. 5, 2019

Kevin Frost with his service dog Lewis after winning the Ontario Vision Impaired Golf Championship in Hamilton.

Orléans blind-deaf athlete Kevin Frost recently conquered another sport, winning his first-ever provincial championship in golf.

A multiple medalist in both speed skating and tandem cycling, Frost took up golfing just four years ago.

At the Canadian championships in July he placed second overall based on his overall net score.

At the Ontario Championships in Hamilton on Aug. 23 and 24 the scoring was based on the modified Stableford system which awards points based on the number of shots taken on each hole.

Frost was guided around the Chippewa Creek course by his service dog Lewis and a spotter who helps him locate his ball and tells where the green is and how far away he is from the pin.

Frost took up the game of golf as yet another challenge. He enjoys the comraderie of the sport and the opportunity to overcome his disability.

"My score in Hamilton was the direct result of understanding that any golfer, sighted or with limited vision will never beat the game of golf,” says Frost. "I'm finally starting to find the right balance of controlling my emotions and staying calm. I'm learning not to carry mistakes over to my next holes. Being relaxed is a key to simplifying my game.”

With Fall approaching fast, Frost plans to get in as many rounds as he can before it gets too cold.

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



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