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TAPROOM 260 presents Keener and their eclectic mix of high energy classic and alternative rock favourites live and in concert at 260 Centrum Blvd. in the Centrum Plaza starting at 8 p.m. For more information visit facebook.com/Taproom260/events/.

FREE FAMILY SKATE – The Orléans PC Riding Association will be hosting its 2nd Annual Free Family Day Skate on from 2-4pm at the Ron Racette Arena at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Tenth Line Road, Free hot beverages served and prize giveaways too!

THE ORLÉANS BREWING CO. presents Oyster Wednesdays every Wednesday from 6-9 pm. The Orléans Brewing Co. is located at 4380 Innes Rd. near the Innes Road McDonalds.

STRAY DOG BREWING CO. presents The Whiskey Ghost live in their taproom located at 501 Lacolle Way in the Taylor Creek Business Park. For more information visit facebook.com/StrayDogBrewingCompany.

THE QUEENSWOOD HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION presents its annual Winter Festival from 1-4pm in Queenswood Ridge Park on Kennedy Lane East. Enjoy sliding, snow-based games, face-painting and a variety of activities on the outdoor rink.

THE STRAY DOG BREWING COMPANY AND PANDAMONIUM PRODUCTIONS present Nature Pleads Revenge, The Cosmic Crypt, Don’t Tell Sarah and Under The Influence live in their taproom located at 501 Lacolle Way in the Taylor Creek Business Park. Tickets $20 in advance through Eventbrite. For more information visit facebook.com/StrayDogBrewingCompany.

 

 

 

Local golfer finishes top 10 at visually impaired world championship
Fred Sherwin
April 11, 2023

Local visually impaired golfer Kevin Frost recently returned from South Africa where he finished seventh in both the South African Blind Open and the IBGA World Blind Golf Championships which were both held in Cape Town.

Frost, who has severe tunnel vision equivalent to looking through a straw, managed to brave winds in excess of 50 km/h to finish seventh in the B2 division which is for golfers whose vision is five degrees of less.

Fellow Canadian Kiefer Jones, who has a field of vision of 10 degrees, won the B3 championship in both events which is for golfers with a field of vision between five and 20 degrees.

It was the first time the World Championship has been held since 2018. The 2021 event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Kevin, who took up golfing only four years ago, it’s been a long wait.

“It’s something I’ve been working toward and dreaming about for a while,” says Frost, who recently returned home after two days of travel and two long flights.

In between playing two rounds of golf in the South African Blind Open and three rounds at the World Championships, Frost found time to go on a safari with his fiancée Loretta, who made the trip with him.

“It was amazing,” says Kevin, who was able to see the animals, including an elephant and a tiger, when they got close up to their vehicle. “It’s something everyone should do at least once in their lives.”

As for the golf, Kevin says the conditions were the windiest he has ever played in. “It was so windy that I couldn’t even use my driver or my ball would be blown 40 yards off the course, and when you were putting you only had to tap it to go 20 yards.”

The wind was so bad that Kevin had to keep his baseball cap in his bag because it kept blowing off his head.

Despite the wind, Kevin said it was the experience of a lifetime and something he definitely wants to try again. As for now, he is concentrating on his next tournament, the Ontario Adaptive Championships in July with an eye on a potential trip to the paralympics should golf be added to the program when the paralympics and held in Los Angeles in 2028.

“That is the dream,” says Kevin who was unable to compete in the paralympics in either speed skating or cycling, two other sports he has excelled in, largely because of his age. But golf is much kinder on its participants when it comes to age than other, more physical sports are.

Kevin is also looking forward to seeing his book, Deaf Blind Champion, come out in audio format on Amazon as early as next week. From the beginning, Kevin’s goal was to release an audiobook so that other visually impaired people can benefit from its message.

 
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