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LRT STAGE 2 INFORMATION SESSION starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Centre. With initial construction underway on all three Stage 2 extensions, the City of Ottawa is hosting introductory drop-in information sessions to provide a project overview and what to expect during the first phase of construction in 2020. The Stage 2 team will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

CORO VIVO OTTAWA presents "Christmas with Brass" 6:30 p.m. at Orléans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd. Tickets: $20 each; free for children under 14 available through

CUMBERLAND CHRISTMAS MARKET from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring 98 local artisans at five different locations in Cumberland Village including the R.J. Kennedy Arena and the Da Artisti Studio and Gallery.

CHRISTMAS CRAZE MARKET DAY 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Navan Memorial Arena. Get that last minute Christmas shopping done while enjoying a warm lunch and chatting with amazing crafters and vendors.

CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY SINGERS will be presenting their Christmas Concert, "Ring the Bells" at 7:30 p.m. at Orléans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd.. Tickets are $15 from any choir member, $20 at the door. Children 12 and under.


Orléans speedskaters strike gold in Minsk
By Fred Sherwin
Nov. 18, 2019

Orléans national speed skating team members Ivanie Blondin and Isabelle Weidemann got the season off to a golden start on the weekend as the pair each won a gold medal at the ISU World Cup in Minsk, Belarus.

Blondin won the mass start event on Sunday by a whisker, nipping her rival Irene Schouten from the Netherlands in a sprint for the finish.

Ivanie Blondin is all smiles after winning the mass start event at the ISU World Cup in Minsk on the weekend. Speed Skattig Canada photo

Weidemann won the 3,000 metres a day earlier. It was only her second World Cup win of her young career. Blondin won the bronze medal in the same race.

"It feels really great to start the season off with a first place," Weidemann said after the race. "I was very nervous for today, so it was nice to get the first one of the circuit out of the way. I’m excited to continue onto next weekend."

To win the gold medal in th mass start event, Blondin said she had to employ a short track move she learned while competing as a member of the Gloucester Concordes Speedskating Club and honed as a national team member.

"I pulled a short track move on her: I went wide going into the turn and then really tight coming out of the turn and was able to pass her in the last 100m. It feels really great to win a gold medal…and bring home another medal for Canada,” said Blondin

The Canadian long track team is back in action from November 22-24 in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland. The races will be live streamed on CBC Sports beginning at 10:00am ET on Friday and 9:00am ET on Saturday and Sunday.

Isabelle Weidemann (centre) and Ivanie Blondin finished first and third in the 3000-metre final at the first World Cup event of the season in Minsk. Speed Skating Canada photo





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