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.



Béatrice-Desloges successfully defends senior girls 'AA' hoops title
Fred Sherwin
Nov. 15, 2023

The Béatrice-Desloges Bulldogs senior girls basketball team successfully defended the National Capital AA championship on Tuesday with a 36-29 win over the Samuel Genest Lazers.

The final was a tight defensive affair until the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs superior free throw shooting allowed them to pull ahead of the Lazers and ultimately win the game.

Samuel Genest proved to be their own worst enemies in the first quarter, making just three of 17 shots from the floor, or 18 per cent.

Béatrice-Desloges wasn’t much better, making just one basket on 11 attempts. After sinking their first shot of the game for a three-point basket they missed their next 10 in a row.

The difference in the first quarter was the Bulldogs’ free throw shooting. They went to the free throw line six times and made four shots.

The score at the end of the first quarter was 7-6 in favour of the Bulldogs.

The shooting in the second quarter was much better with Samuel Genest making five of 12 shots.

The Bulldogs were good on three of 10 shots from the floor and they made the two free throws they had to keep the score close. By the time the first half ended their one point lead was turned into a four-point deficit.

The Lazers shooting woes returned in the third quarter where they missed 17 shots in a row, including two free throws, before finally making a basket. The Bulldogs, mean-while, got a basket from Alexia Schryburt and a free throw basket from Elodie Bard to narrow deficit to a single point.

After Samuel Genest first basket of the second half allowed them to regain a three pint advantage, Schyburt made a pair of free throws to cut it back to a single point and Bard’s basket ear the end of the third quarter would give the Bulldogs their first lead since the halftime break.

In the fourth and final quarter both teams managed to step up their game, scoring 22 points between them, but it was the Bulldogs who made the most of their opportunities, sinking 50 per cent of their shots from the floor for 14 points. The Lazers, meanwhile, shot just 33 per cent for eight points.

When the final buzzer sounded the Bulldogs were on top 36-29.

Schryburt led the way for the Bulldogs with 13 points, two rebounds and three steals. Five of her 13 points came from the free throw line where she went 5-for-6.

Bard ended the game with eight points and her sister Cléa Bard scored nine points, including a three-point basket in the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs must now prepare for the OFSAA ‘AA’ tournament which starts on Nov. 23 in Guelph. In last year’s tournament, they won their first three games before losing in the playoffs. This year they hope to go all the way to the gold medal game.



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