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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


GCRA ringette teams win pair of provincial titles
Fred Sherwin
March 17, 2022

The Gloucester-Cumberland Ringette Assciation will be sending two teams to the Canadian Ringette Championships in Calgary next month after both their U16 and U19 AA teams won their respective divisions at the Ontario Ringette Championships in Waterloo earlier this month.

After spotting their opponents a 3-0 lead in the first five minutes of the game, the U16 team stormed back to score four answered goals against West Ottawa in their final.

Morgan Forrest scored two goals for the Devils, Maya Howard added another and Genevieve Robichaud scored the eventual game winner.

It was the greatest comeback veteran Devils coach David Mainwood had wit-nessed in a championship game in his long career. “They perservered, fought through the deficit and came back all the way,” Mainwood said about his young players

In the U19 final, the Devils scored late in the fourth period against Waterloo to tie the game 5-5 and send the contest into sudden death overtime.

In the extra session, the Devils managed to kill off not one but two penalties before Julia Wilson finally scored the game win-ning goal from her knees.

This is the first time a team from the Gloucester-Cumberland Ringette Associa-tion has won a AA title at the provincial championships the U14 team accomplished the feat in 2018. Prior to that they had exper-ienced a 12-year drought.

There was a time during the 1990s and into the 2000s when teams affiliated with the Gloucester-Cumberland Ringette Association were winning provincial championships on a regular basis, but by 2004 the rest of the province, and especially other teams in Ottawa, had caught up to them. So to win two titles in the same year is a heck of a feat..



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