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ORLEANS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL – This popular outdoor festival goes on rain or shine! We’ve got you covered with large tents that span most of the festival grounds including the beer gardens and eating area. It’s a good, old fashioned east end street party with all the best local taps and apps under the big tent!Two sessions 11-4 pm and 5-11 pm. Tickets https://orleansfestivals.ca/tickets/

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THE ORIGINAL NAVAN MARKET NIGHT MARKET from 4-9 pm at the Navan Fairgrounds, 1279 Colonial Road in Navan. Over 100 vendors in attendance. For more information facebook.com/OriginalNavanMarket.

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Orléans own Rachel Homan captures World Championship gold
Fred Sherwin
March 24, 2024

Orléans native and Cairine Wilson Secondary School graduate Rachel Homan is a two-time world champion after winning the 2024 World Curling Championships in Sydney, Nova Scotia today.

Homan and her teammates, Sara Wiles, Emma Miskew and Tracy Fleury, knocked off four-time defending champion Silvana Tirinzoni from Switzerland 7-5 in front of a highly partisan crowd on Sunday afternoon.

Homan made it to the gold medal game thanks to a hard fought 9-7 win over Korea in the semi-finals, while Switzerland beat Italy 6-3 in the other semi-final

In Sunday's final, the Swiss team came out firing on all cylinders while Canada showed some early end jitters and by the end of the fourth end the Swiss had a 4-2 lead.

Things began to turnaround for Team Homan in the fifth ed when Swiss third Alina Paetz was heavy on back-to-back throws playing fourth stone, allowing Canada to score two points and tie the game.

After Switzerland blanked the next two ends, the Homan rink forced them to score a single in the eighth to set up an exiting ninth end. Trailing 4-5, Homan was hoping to score at least two points to take a 6-5 lead into the 10th end. If they could then hold Switzerland to a single point in the 10th, they would have the opportunity to score one in the extra end with last rock.

On her final shot in the ninth end Homan had a choice to either draw to the eight foot fior two points, or try a much more difficult shot and split off one off her own rocks just outside the rings on lefthand side of the house to score three. What followed was a sensational finesse shot that will replayed for years and allowed Homan to score three and take a two point lead into the 10th and final end.

When Paetz came up short trying to draw into the house against five Team Canada rocks the game was over and Team Homan were world champions.

The win ended Canada's six-year Women's World Championship title drought. The last Canadian skip to win the world title was Jennifer Jones in 2018. This is Homan's second world title. She won her first crown in Beijing in 2017.

2023-2024 has been a dream season for Team Homan. With Sunday's win the foursome has record of 62-6, with two Grand Slam of Curling titles, the Scottie's Tournament of Hearts championship in which they went a perfect 11-0, and now the World Championship.

 
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