Tuesday Dec. 5, 2023

Nov. 23, 2023

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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.



NCAFA A-Cup Championship:
Mosquito cat fight a lopsided affair
Fred Sherwin
Nov 5, 2023

The National Capital Amateur Football Association U12 mosquito championship game between the Cumberland Panthers and the Cornwall WIldcats turned out to be a lopsided affair as the Wildcats scored 30 points, while the Panthers were kept off the scoresheet entirely.

In a sport were championships are often decided by defence, the final outcome of the A-Cup championship game came down to three big plays, all of which were executed by the team from Cornwall.

The Wildcats opening touchown of the game can on the heels of a 29-yard run by quarterback Ronin Vangessel (#13). A 10-yard facemask penalty on the play against the Panthers would give Cornwall a first down on the one-yard line. It only took one play for running back Logan Arnold (#2) to score the major. A successul 2-point convert by Jean Thomas Nadeau (#6) would give the Wildcats the early 8-0 lead.

After the Panthers turned the ball over on downs at the end of the first quarter on their own 34-yard line, the Wildcats needed just four plays to score their second touchdown of the game on a 14-yard run by Arnold to take a 14-0 lead after Nadeau's 2-point convert attempt failed to clear the crossbar.

The second big play of the game came midway through the second quarter when Vangessel, who played on both sides of the ball, picked off an errant pass by Panthers QB Grayson Rouleau (#13) and returned the ball 67 yards for the pick six. A second two-point covert by Nadeau made the score 22-0 in favour of the Wildcats.

The Panthers had a grand total of 55 yard on offence in the first half, compared to 97 yards for Cornwall.

Evan Nicholls (#25) ran the ball 11 times for 39 yards in the first half before leaving the game with an injury near the end of the second quarter. His absence in the second half took away the Panthers' biggest offense threat. The running duties were left up to Jacob Kavanaugh (#22) and Carter Cain (#21) the rest of the way, except for the odd carry by Rouleau and wide receiver Davian Bradshaw (#80).

The third big play of the game came at the end of the third quarter when a massive hit on Kavanaugh forced a turnover and gave the Wildcats possession on the Panthers 17-yard line. It took Cornwal just three plays to get into the end zone on a six-yard run by Arnold for his and the Wildcats third touchdown of the game.

Another 2-point convert by Nadeau made the score 30-0 which is how the game ended.

Defensive lineman Joseph Boulos (#60) was named as the Panthers most vauable player for making over a dozen tackles. Novak Drouin (#11), Maxim Lalonde (#16), Nolan Boonstra (#51) and James Morrison (#90) also had strong games on defence.

The loss shoiuldn't take away from the fact that the Panthers had an exceptional season, winning eigh of nine games including a 38-0 victoiry over the Myers Riders in the A-Cup semi-finals.



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