Thursday Oct. 17, 2019

Oct. 17, 2019

17 oct, 2019

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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 (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.


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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