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Upcoming events

ROYAL OAK FUNDRAISER FOR KYLE ANDRADES – The Royal Oak Orléans is holding a fundraising event for the Kyle Andrades Memorial Bursary. This event will include live music by the Jasen Colson Duo, a silent auction, raffles and BBQ!! Come help us hit our $25K goal.

NAVAN LIONS WALK FOR DOG GUIDES​ – Meet under the domes on the Navan Fairgrounds. Registration begins at noon. 3km walk around the beautiful streets of Navan begins at 1 p.m. Stay after for Yappy Hour and free BBQ. Family-friendly event. All dogs must be on a leash.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Helen’s Anglican Church, 1234 Prestone Dr., Orléans. This year’s art fair is supporting the Young Artists Initiative. You can view the artists’ galleries at and follow on Facebook at

GRANDMAS AIDING GRANDMAS will be holding a Plant & Garden Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., corner of Bearbrook and Innes in Blackburn Hamlet. Annuals, perennials, houseplants, crafts, baking and raffle. All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign, supporting African grandmothers raising a generation of children orphaned by

THE ORIGINAL NAVAN MARKET returns with over 200 different vendors at the Navan Fairgrounds including several new vendors. Gates open at 9 a.m.

TBLACKBURN FUN FAIR – Pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fun Fair parade 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Midway 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. BBQ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Little Ray’s Reptiles 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the arena. Bouncy castle, face-painting and Dunk Tank from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stage show 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beer Garden 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Cake cutting at 1 p.m. Paint party 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fireworks show at 10 p.m. Visit for a complete schedule of all the activities and events.



U10, U12 Cumberland Jr. Grads win pair of playoff banners
Fred Sherwin
April 2, 2023

The U10 Minor ‘A’ Cumberland Jr. Grads and their U12 Minor AA clubmates wrapped up their 2022-2023 seasons by winning their respective post-season championships.

In the case of the U10 Minor ‘A’ team, they not only won the post-season championship they won the regular season title as well, giving them not one, but two banners. The team managed to finish in first place by just a single point over the Kanata Blazers.

The U10 Minor ‘A’ Cumberland Jr. Grads finished the 2022-2023 season with both the regular season and playoff championship banners. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Even though they both had 15 wins, the Jr. Grads had three ties against only two losses, while the Blazers had two ties and three losses which turned out to be the differnce between first and second.

The Jr. Grads then went undefeated in the round robin portion of the playoffs with a
5-0-2 record to set up a winner take all showdown in the championship final against the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings.

After exchanging goals in the first period, the two teams played out a scoreless second period to set up a dramatic final 12 minutes.

Mason Beauvais scored to give his team the lead just two minutes and 55 seconds inside the final stanza and then the Jr. Grads were able to hang on the rest of the way for the 2-1 win. Henry Carrera scored the Jr. Grads other goal.

Head coach Patrick Beauvais chalked up the team’s success to their camaraderie both on and off the ice.

“Many of these kids have been playing together for two or three years, plus they play spring hockey together and they are really good friends off the ice as well so they’ve become a well-oiled unit,” says Beauvais.

Luka Morris has led the team in scoring with 22 goals in 27 games, including eight goals in the playoffs. Will Fortier was also a key contributer on the scoresheet with 17 goals in 28 games.

The U12 Minor AA Jr. Grads finished the regular season in second place, two points behind the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven. The two teams would have completely different fates in the post season, however.

The Silver Seven were upset in the first round of the playoffs by the fourth place Kanata Blazers, while the Jr. Grads swept their way to the championship, losing just one game in the opening round to the Rideau

St. Lawrence Kings before going on to sweep the Ottawa Sting in the first to seven point final series with four straight wins – three of them shutouts.

Caleb Lang led all scorers with 14 goals and seven assists in 11 playoff games.

Asher Dasilva and Zachary Jelley shared the goaltending duties, putting together an impressive 1.10 goals against average.

Jelley, himself, had an outstanding post season, registering four shutouts in the five games he started. In fact, after allowing just two goals in a 2-2 tie against Rideau St. Lawrence in the first round, he never allowed another goal the rest of the way.



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