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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 eventbrite.com 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 facebook.com/OriginalNavanMarket.

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 www.blackburnfunfair.ca.


 

Orléans golfer places fourth at US Open Blind tournament
Fred Sherwin
April 28, 2022

Orléans blind golfer Kevin Frost recently placed fourth at the U.S. Open Blind Championship in St. Augustine, Florida despite having not played a full round of outdoor golf in over six months.

Frost was the only Canadian competing in the tournament which was played using the Stableford scoring system. Under the Stableford system a birdie is awarded three points, a par two points and a bogie one point. Points are awarded based on the golfer’s handicap. Since Frost has a 24 handicap, he got an extra shot on every hole. So a par three was a par four and a par four a par five, etc.

Over the two rounds of the competition, Frost managed to rack up 44 points, one point behind the third place golfer and two points out of second place. Not bad considering the tournament was played on the vaunted King and Bear Golf Course designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus The winner scored 49 points.

There were 18 participants in Frost’s category which is for golfers with five degrees of tunnel vision. Given the fact that all of the other golfers in the tournament play year round, Frost was pleased with his result. It also gives him a ton of positive momentum heading into his next two tournaments – the Vision Cup in Ohio in June and USBGA National Blind Championships in Minnesota in July.

"Considering I hadn't played at all this winter, I thought I did pretty well," says Frost referring to the fact that Ottawa's climate severely restricts his ability to practice. "The more rounds I get under my belt this spring the better I should be able to do in June and July."

 
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