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Upcoming events

CHARITY DART TOURNAMENT – Royal Oak Orléans is hosting a charity dart tournament in support of the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre Food Bank in honour of Royal Oak Day. Cost is $10/player, teams are chosen at random and there are prizes to be won! Registration at 12:30 p.m. Game time 1 p.m.

CORO VIVO OTTAWA presents Nibi Water is Life – L’eau, c’est la vie at 7:30 pm at Orléans United Church. This is Coro Vivo’s Spring Concert featuring a commissioned work by the Cree composer Andrew Balfour. Tickets $25 on or $30 at the door. Children under 14 admitted at no charge.

PINTS FOR POTCAKES from 11 am to 2 pm at the Stray Dog Brewing Company in support of Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue. Beers, raffle and bake sale. Come out and have a pint while visiting with some adoptable dogs at the Stray Dog Brewing Company, 501 Lacolle Way in the Taylor Creek Business Park.

ORLÉANS FARMER’S MARKET from 11 am to 4 pm in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Tenth Line Road featuring local food vendors and producers.

THE ORIGINAL NAVAN MARKET returns to the Navan Fair Grounds from 10 am to 5 pm with more than 150 local vendors and artisans. Come and see why the Original Navan Markey has become on of the most popular outdoor markets in Eastern Ontario.Visit

BLACKBURN FUN FAIR returns to Blackburn Hamlet with a carnival style midway, music, local vendors, a used book fair, beer garden and fireworks. For more information visit


Former Panther QB makes history in Penn State debut
By Fred Sherwin
Nov. 26, 2021

Former Cumberland Panthers quarterback Christian Veilleux made history last weekend by becoming the first Canadian QB in 21 years to play for a Power Five Division I team.

Veilleux not only got to play for Penn State in their game against Rutgers University, but managed to lead them to a 28-0 victory, throwing for three touchdowns after coming into the game late in the second quarter to replace starter Sean Clifford who was forced to the sideline thanks to a bad case of the flu which had sidelined more than 20 players before the game began.

After coming into the contest, Veilleux completed 15-of-24 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns, while not committing a turnover. He also carried the ball 10 times for 36 yards on the ground.

Veilleux teamed up with fellow Canadian Malick Meiga from St. Jerome, Quebec for a 67-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter marking a rare Canadian to Canadian scoring play at the highest level of U.S. college football.

Veilleux is a true freshman, having signed a full scholarship with the Nittany Lions after spending time playing at a pair of prep schools in Buffalo and Maryland.

The last Canadian quarterback to play for a Power Five school was Ottawa native Jesse Palmer who started for the University of Florida in 2000.

Former North Gloucester Giant Jonathan Sutherland also had a standout performance against Rutgers. The senior safety and co-captain hauled in his first interception of his college career in the fourth quarter.

In signing with Penn State, Veilleux followed in the footsteps of former Orléans Bengal quarterback Michael O’Connor, who transferred to the University of British Columbia before the start of his freshman year due to a personality clash with former Penn State head coach James Franklin.





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