Tuesday Dec. 5, 2023

Nov. 23, 2023

9 novembre 2023


Upcoming events

THE CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY SINGERS present "Peace & Joy" from 7:30 p.m. at Orleans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd.. Come and join us for an uplifting evening filled with songs of peace and joy. This concert will feature new interpretations of traditional hymns and some newer less well known pieces that celebrate the beauty of Christmas. Bring the whole family - kids are free! Tickets available at  https://bit.ly/CCSPeaceandJoy.

STATION 71 LITE THE NITE event at 7 p. m. at the Navan Fire Station, 1246 Colonial Rd. Come out to enjoy some yummy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to Christmas carolers and watching Sparky light our Christmas tree. You can also bring a toy for the Help Santa Toy Parade.

CUMBERLAND CHRISTMAS MARKET from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at four different locations in Cumberland Village. Over 100 LOCAL ARTISANS at 4 different locations – the R. J. Kennedy Arena, the Baitun Naseer Mosque at 2620 Market St., the Lions Maple Hall at 2557 Old Montreal Rd., and the Da Artisti Studio & Gallery at 2565 Old Montreal Rd.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA FUNDRAISER hosted by the Cumberland Lions Club from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Lions Maple Hall in Cumberland Village. Special activities, and gifts, for the children throughout the morning, plus a visit from Santa. Admission at the door $15 for adults and $10 for childen 12 and under. Donations will also be accepted on site for the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre's Christmas Program for families in need.

DOMAINE PERRAULT HOLIDAY MARKET from 10:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. at the Domaine Perrault Winery, 1000 Perrault Rd. just south of Navan.  Get ready to indulge in a festive atmosphere filled with local vendors, live music, kids craft station, a visit from Santa and of course, incredible wine. Whether you're searching for unique gifts or simply want to treat yourself, this event has something for everyone.

ORLÉANS HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS ART MARKET – Celebrate the festive season the Orléans way. From the Heart of Orléans, unique gift ideas are brought to you by creative, local vendors. No need to rush - the market will be open for two days, Saturday, Dec. 2 from 12 noon to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Orléans Star names male and female high school Athletes of the Year
Fred Sherwin
Dec. 31, 2022

Elizabeth Vroom is this year's Female High School Athlete of the Year. The Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School student won the OFSAA track and field championship in the Open Women's Steeplechase.

This year’s male and female high school Athletes of the Year are a track athlete from Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School and a football player from St. Matthew High School.

Prior to the start of the 2022 high school track season, Elizabeth “Libby” Vroom, had not run in a single steeplechase race in her life, but over the course of four weeks in May and June, she broke four straight meet records on her way to becoming the OFSAA gold medalist. She then went on to become the national youth champion in the event, breaking a long-standing record in the process.

Vroom’s season started with a win at the Eastern Conference Track and Field Championship in late May. A week later, she would set a meet record at the National Capital secondary school championships and then a week after that, she would do the same at the OFSAA East Regional championships. Each time she would lower her personal best time by almost 10 seconds, but she would save her best for the provincial championships.

Running against the top high school steeple chasers in the province, Vroom lowered her personal best time by another 12 seconds and smashing both the provincial high school record and the Canadian interscholastic record in the process.

She would go on to win the national U20 title in the 3000-metre steeplechase at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in July before starting her first year at Queen’s University where she is a member of the Golden Gaels X-country team.

The winner of the male high school athlete of the year is Hugo Djeumeni who put together a pair of back-to-back performances to help lead the St. Matthew Tigers varsity football team to the city champion-ship and the OFSAA National Capital Bowl.

Djeumeni ran for 109 yards on 15 carries in the first half alone against the St. Joseph Jaguars in the NCSSAA title game, which St. Matt’s won 20-23, and then followed that up by running for 280 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in the Tigers’ 24-15 win over the Northern Red Knights in the National Capital Bowl.



Remembrance Day play an homage to the homefront

OST production presents the best of Winnie-the-Pooh

Brilliantly written holiday production an instant Christmas classic

Béatrice-Desloges successfully defends senior girls 'AA' hoops title

St. Matt's beats St. Pete's for third straight time to advance to city championship game

Orléans native Blondin wins gold at opening Wold Cup speedskating event

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