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Sept. 22, 2022

22 septembre 2022


Upcoming events

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

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 cancer-chase for more information and to register/donate online.


Cumberland Panther teams remain unbeaten
Fred Sherwin
Sept. 21, 2022

After the five weeks of the NCAFA minor football season, the Cumberland Panthers remain unbeaten as a football club with all four of their teams registering wins over their Nepean Eagle counterparts.

The Panthers tyke team started the weekend off with a 36-6 win at Millennium Park on Friday night. They were followed on to the field by the mosquito squad which easily disposed of their opponents by a score of 28-6.

Cumberland Panthers running back Stephen Blais takes off for a long run against the Eagles in their NCAFA peewee game at Millennium Park on Saturday. FRED SHERWIN PHOTO

Panthers’ quarterback Alex Anderson ran for three touchdowns and threw a beautiful pass to teammate Troy Leroux for the other. Kicker Leo Gingras converted on two of his four two-point convert attempts to add four more points to the final score.

The Panthers’ defence also rose to the challenge against the previously un-beaten Eagles by holding them to just six points. Blake Gaucher had an especially good second half as he was in on nearly every tackle in preventing the Eagles from adding to their score.

Before facing the Panthers’ stingy defence, the Eagles had averaged over 55 points per game. On Saturday, it was the peewee and bantam teams’ turn to face the Eagles.

First up, were the peewee Panthers who scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first half, including one by quarterback Vincent Anderson on the last play of the half, to take a 20-0 lead.

Gavin Poirier opened the scoring with an exciting 61-yard run in the opening quarter, with kicker Adam Khalil adding the extra point.

Anderson then scored his first TD of the game early in the second quarter on an 11-yard bootleg play and Khalil was once again good on the extra point attempt.

Unfortunately the young kicker missed on his third attempt which is why the score was 20-0 at the half.

The Panthers added to their lead in the third quarter on a pass from Anderson to Nathan Melsness that covered 80 yards.

A 25-yard run by Elisha Mufuta and a second touchdown pass from Anderson to Kayden Dayal with 15 seconds left on the clock would make the final score 38-0 in favour of the Panthers and keep them in a tie for first place with the South Ottawa Raiders with identical 4-0 records.

In the weekend finale, the Panthers’ bantam team beat the Eagles 35-7 on touchdowns by Deion Moke, Mark Pierre, Marvyn Larozar and Derek Durand who also converted all five of his extra point attempts.

The MVP of the game was quarterback Ashton Chartrand who threw two touch-downs to Moke in the second half despite being knocked unconscious on a play in the third quarter that saw the Nepean player penalized for objectionable conduct.

Chartrand returned to the field after undergoing the mandatory concussion test on the sideline and not only threw for two touchdowns, but picked up a 40-yard gain on a third-down play to keep another drive alive.

Durand’s touchdown was scored on a spectacular interception return that went for 95 yards.

The Eagles lone touchdown was only the second major score the Panthers ban-tam team has given up all season. In their four previous games they had shutout their opponents three times. In fact, in the five games they’ve played, they have out-scored their opponents 248-14.

Their first big test will come against the Kanata Knights, who are also undefeated, on Oct. 15, which also happens to be the last game of the regular season.

After a bye this weekend, the bantam team will face a 3-1 Bell Warriors squad on Friday, Sept. 30 in the west end.

The tyke squad will also enjoy a bye this weekend. They too will see action against the Bell Warriors in Nepean on Sept. 30 when they will try to extend their current five-game winning streak.

Unlike the bantam squad, the peewee and mosquito teams will both see action this weekend against the South Ottawa Mustangs.

The peewee team is in action this Friday night under the lights at Millennium Park. Kickoff is 8:30 p.m. But before they take to the field, the mosquito squad will try to extend their winning streak against the Mustangs at 6:30 p.m..




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