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CommuniTree CONFERENCE from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Just Food Farm, Big Red Barn, 2nd floor - 2391 Pepin Court in Blackburn Hamlet. Check in and registration at 8 a.m. The Conference will include various panels, a networking break and a tour of a Community Food Forest. This is an opportunity for community members to share tree-related stories, data and projects and provide attendees with new ideas, information and resources to carry out tree-related initiatives in their communities.


HALLOWE'EN HIJINX from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. A day of family-friendly Halloween fun at the museum! Wear your costume and explore the origins of Halloween traditions as you collect some yummy treats along the way. Complete a scavenger hunt, create your own masquerade mask and more! Cost: $19.75 per family (2 adults + children); $7.75 adults; $5.50 seniors, children and students. Children 5 and under are free.


THE GLOUCESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY will present a talk by military historian Captain Steven Dieter entitled “From Normandy to the Scheldt.” This will take place at 2 p.m. at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood, and will include a guided tour of the National Military Cemetery for those who wish to take it. Admission is free.


ORLEANS COMMUNITY SPAGHETTI SUPPER AND SILENT AUCTION hosted by the Orléans Lions Club from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Joseph Church, 2757 St. Joseph Blvd. Tickets: Adults $13 ; Children under 12 $5 available at th door or in advance from members or by sending an e-mail to orleanslions@gmail.com (or call Lion Jean Paul at 613-830-7035). Tickets include spaghetti and freshly made sauce with buns, dessert, tea and coffee. Cash bar. All profits to support Camp Banting, a summer camp for kids with diabetes.

 

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The community of Orléans is made up of a collection of neighbourhoods in Ottawa's far east end. Neighbourhoods such as Convent Glen, Orleans Wood, Chapel Hill, Queenswood Heights, Fallingbrook and Chatelaine Village were formally part of the municipalities of Gloucester and Cumberland. In fact, the border between the two former cities ran through the centre of what, over the years, came to be known as Orléans.

The community started out as the Parish of St. Joseph de Gloucester in 1860. The first known settlers to the area were François Dupuis, a veteran of the War of 1812, and Joseph Vézina, also known as Viseneau who arrived in the area about 30 years before it became a parish. In its earliest days -- and right up until the mid-20th century -- Orléans was a predominantly French speaking community. In 1849 the population of the area was approximately 50 people. Within 50 years the area would see the construction of its first hotel, its first post office and its first school. But it wasn't until the 1980s that the community really boomed.

During the early to mid '80s, Orléans was the fastest growing community in Canada. Over that period the population almost doubled. Today, Orléans is home to more than 100,000 inhabitants. The commute into Ottawa can take between 15 minutes from Trim Road in the east end of Orléans during non-rush hour periods to about 30 minutes during rush hour.

The community has a number of state-of-the-art recreation facilities such as the Ray Friel Centre and the Millennium Sports Park, modern library services, top notch secondary and elementary schools and the largest shopping centre in the region in Place d'Orléans.

Orléans is currently represented in the House of Commons by Liberal MP Andrew Leslie, who is the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and at the provincial level by Liberal MPP Marie-France Lalonde.

 

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Phone: 613-447-2829
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