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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.


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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