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

OAKTOBERFEST PARTY at the Royal Oak Orléans, 1981 St. Joseph Blvd. from 6-9 p.m. Live traditional music with the Ray Baumgarten Duo! Sample Germany's #1 Oktoberfest bier, Paulaner in a full litre or a half litre stein! Dine on some authentic German fare including homemade schnitzel and bratwurst! Don your liederhosen or dirndl and let's bring a taste of Munich to Orléans!!

CUMBERLAND FARMERS’ MARKET from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R.J. Kennedy Arena, 1115 Dunning Rd. in Cumberland Village. The Cumberland Farmers’ Market features fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, specialty foods, homemade treats and a variety of artisan goods.

PET VALU WALK FOR GUIDE DOGS hosted by the Navan Lions Club to help raise money for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. All proceeds from the walk go to support the seven dog guide programs of Canine Vision, Hearing, Service, Seizure Response, Autism Assistance, Diabetic Alert and Facility Support. Registration starts at 12 noon under the Domes on the Navan Fairgrounds with the walk starting at 1 p.m. Rain or shine.

4TH ORLEANS OCTOBERFEST at the Orléans Brewing Co. 4380 Innes Rd. from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $24.35 and include 1 Oktoberfest beer from OBC and 1 from our guest breweries: Stray Dog Brewing or Broadhead Brewing Companies. 1 bottle of water and live music by The Green Martini Bnd and The Right On Band plus games and prizes. To purchase your ticket visit 4sit.short.gy/SxB12w.

BLACKBURN HAMLET CANCER CHASE fat the Hornet’s Nest, 1660 Bearbrook Rd. Doors open at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K walk/run begins just after 9 a.m. Bid on some great items in the silent auction, take fun photos at the selfie station, or learn about important cancer research and support services, Visit blackburnhamlet.ca/ cancer-chase for more information and to register/donate online.


 

Orléans deafblind golfer wins Stableford overall title
Fred Sherwin
Aug. 18, 2022

Orléans deafblind golfer Kevin Frost is the newly crowned provincial Stableford champion for blind golfers.

Frost competed at the Blind Ontario and Canadian golfing championships in Simcoe, Ontario, where he took home first prize in the Stableford category which gives points to holes based on par. For instance, 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.

Orléans deafblind golfer Kevin Frost with his service dog Nemo after winning the Stableford title at the recent Blind Ontario Golfing Championship in Simcoe, Ontario. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

He also placed second for the overall for the low gross score in the B2 category with an 87, which is the lowest round he’s ever played. The B2 category is for golfers with five degrees to eight degrees of tunnel vision.

Frost opened the 2022 golfing season by placing fourth at the USA Open Blind Championships competing against golfers who play year round. It was only his second round of the year.

After Florida, he traveled to Ohio where he competed in a team event pitting the best blind golfers in Canada against the best in the United States in match play. Frost won both of his matches, but the team unfortunately fell short of the title.

In July, Frost competed at the Western Canadian Blind Golf Championship in Calgary. It was a very unsummerlike 11 degrees Celcius. He was also very sick, but still managed to finish fourth.

Frost is now preparing for the World Blind Golf Championships which will take place in South Africa next March.

But before that, he has a book coming out in September about his journey as a deafblind international athlete. Besides golf, Frost has also competed on the international stage as a speed skater and cyclist.

The book will be available on Amazon and through Barnes & Noble. A total of 250 soft copies will be up for sale with the proceeds going to help produce an audiobook for other blind individuals.

“I’m pretty excited about it. It’s something I’ve been working on for awhile and I’m hoping it will inspire other deafblind individuals to get involved in a sport.”

Through his many accomplishments, Frost continues to be an inspiration to athletes both young and old alike, phys-ically challenged and not.

 
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