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ORLEANS FARMERS MARKET from 11 am to 4 pm in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Centre on Tenth Line Road. Shop the freshest seasonal produce, meat and dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and more while getting to know the folks who grew and made it.

BLACKBURN FUN FAIR OPENING DAY 4-10 PM – Mojo Magic Show 5:30 pm; Craft Beer Night 5-10 pm; Soul Motion on stage 7-10 pm. Visit blackburnfunfair.ca for a complete schedule of all the activities and events.

BLACKBURN FUN FAIR – Pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fun Fair parade 10 am to 10:30 am. Inflatable rides 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fun Fair games outside the arena from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. BBQ 11 am to 3 pm. Ray's Reptiles, 11 am to 12 pm and 1-2 pm. Bouncy Castle inside the arena 11 am to 4 pm. Main stage entertainment 11 am to 5 pm. 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. 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm: Musical act Fake McCoys followed by Mothership 7-11:45 pm. Fireworks show at 10 p.m. Visit blackburnfunfair.ca for a complete schedule of all the activities and events.

ST. HELEN’S FINE ART FAIR from 9 a.m. to 1 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 sthelensartfair.ca and follow on Facebook at facebook.com/sthelensartfair.

CUMBERLAND FARMERS MARKET from 9 am to 1 pm at the Cumberland Arena, 1115 Dunning Rd. in Cumberland Village. Farmers, bakers, artists, crafters, gardeners, chefs and friends. For more information facebook.com/cumberland.f.market.

GARAGE SALE – 1062 and 1049 Deauville Cres and others 8 am to 4 pm. Rain date Sun. June 2, same hours.. 100s of artist’s tools, canvases, easels, brushes, portfolios etc Household items, children’s books, puzzles, toys and treasures!

 

 

Local cheerleading team earn silver medal at world championships
Fred Sherwin
May 11, 2023

A local cheerleading team representing the Flyers All-Starz Cheerleading gym recently made history be winning a silver medal in he U18 Level 5 division at the world cheerleading championships in Orlando, Florida.

Appropriately named "Inspire", the team of 16 athletes aged 13 to 18 became the first
Ottawa-area cheerleading team to finish as high as second place at the world championships.

The prestigious competition was held from April 22-24 in Orlando with over 700 teams competing from over 20 countries.

The Inspire team’s original goal was to simply make it to the final round of the competition, but to their amazement, they ended up standing in first place after the semi-finals.

Although they couldn’t hold on to their first place position, they did perform well enough in the final round to earn the silver medal. The team’s coaches, Victoria Parlee and Makiya Plant, were thrilled by their athletes’ history-making performance.

“We have been working with these young athletes for years to make them better and stronger, and their effort has finally been rewarded,” said Plant. “We have a fairly new program in the city and now we are on the map as one of the best teams in the world.”

Cheerleading is a demanding and exciting sport that requires athletes to demonstrate strength, agility, and creativity in their performances. The Cheerleading Worlds is the most prestigious cheerleading competition in the world, bringing together the best teams from around the globe to compete against each other.

The small Ottawa cheer gym also had a second team called Fearless compete at the world championships,which placed sixth in the International Open Co-ed Non-Tumbling division after starting the final round in 13th place.

Flyers All-Starz Cheerleading is based out of Montréal. Their Ottawa gym is located in the Canotek Business Park. Their website can be found at www.flyerscheerleading.net.

Three of the Montréal-area teams were fortunate to win gold at the world championships given the organization a total if three gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

The Ottawa gym is holding open try-outs this Saturday, May 13.

 
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