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Expectant mother Homan off to 3-0 start at Scotties
By Fred Sherwin
Feb 22, 2021

For those who knew Orléans native Rachel Homan during her formative years at Cairine Wilson Secondary School when she won four straight Ontario bantam championships and a Canada Winter Games gold medal, it should come as little surprise that she's competing for a fourth Scotties title while eight months pregnant. Read more


Orléans speed skating pair win double gold in Dutch bubble
Feb 1, 2020

Orléans own Ivanie Blondin and Isabelle Weidemann have wasted no time in getting back on the top of the speed skating podium. As two-thirds of Canada’s female pursuit team they won back-to-back gold in the first two World Cup events of the season held in a bubble in Heerenveen, Netherlands over the past fortnight. Read more



Blondin opens pre-Olympic season with pair of medals
Jan. 27, 2020

Orléans native and Gloucester Concordes member Ivanie Blondin kicked off the pre-Olympic speed skating season with a pair of medal winning performances in Heerenveen, Netherlands on the weekend. Read more



COVID pandemic fails to slow down Orléans deaf/blind athlete
Oct. 15, 2020

Orléans deaf and blind athlete Kevin Frost is not about to let the COVID pandemic slow him down. Despite the many challenges he faces, Frost managed to play 30 rounds of golf over the summer including two rounds at the Chippewa Creek Golf Course in Hamilton, where he finished second in the Ontario Visually Impaired Golf Championship on Aug. 15 and 16. Read more


Ottawa TFC unveils fall/winter ‘Return to Play’ soccer program
Sept. 17, 2020

The Ottawa TFC soccer club has unveiled its Return to Play protocol that will govern its 2020-2021 recreational and comeptitive indoor programs. Like many other minor sports programs in Ottawa, the Ottawa TFC soccer club has been working with city and provincial health officials to ensure kids can return to play the sports they love in a safe and healthy environment. Read more







Ballet Jörgen’s Nutcracker production goes virtual

Sir Wil’s 'Hunchback' a true masterclass in high school theatre

Missoula Children’s Theatre production a lesson in teamwork

Blondin opens pre-Olympic season with pair of medals

COVID pandemic fails to slow down Orléans deaf/blind athlete

Ottawa TFC unveils fall/winter ‘Return to Play’ soccer program

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