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Provincial champions!

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Let’s go to the fair By Fred Sherwin The Orléans Star

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It’s time to go to the fair. The 75th edition of the Navan Fair gets underway today, Thursday Aug. 4 with action on the midway and in the Navan Memorial Arena. Later this evening, the demotion derby arena will be the scene of massive “car”-nage as the six-cylinder vehicles go bumper to bumper for the honour of being this year’s champ. The fair will continue over the next three days before wrapping up on Sunday afternoon with a performance by Wayne Rostad. In between, there will be plenty to see and do for the entire family. Highlights include the tractor, truck and heavy horse pulls on Saturday and Sunday; the Ultimutts Stunt Dog and Cat Show with three performances a day on Friday and Saturday only; the Rock the Arts Puppet Show, which

will also be doing three performances a day on Friday and Saturday. The highlight on Saturday will once again be the annual Navan Fair Parade which starts in front of St. Mary’s Hall on Smith Road at 10:45 a.m. and winds its way down Colonial Road to the fair grounds. A tradition that has grown over the year’s is the pre-parade breakfast which is served inside the church hall from 8 to 11 a.m. Inside the fair grounds, Robertson Amusements will once again be operating all of the midway rides and games of chance. Opening day has been designated as Toonie Thursday when you can go on any ride for just a toonie. Friday is Bracelet Day when you can purchase a bracelet for $40 which entitles you to unlimited rides for the day. Of course, no Navan Fair would be CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

COMMUNITY BRIEFS Dapo Day to go virtual for second straight year

ORLÉANS – The Dapo Agoro fun day has been forced to go virtual again this but not for the reason you think. Last year, the annual event honouring former Blackburn Hamlet resident Dapo Agoro had to go virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year they are going virtual due to a conflict with another organization which had already booked the park around the Blackburn Community Hall. So for the second straight year the BBQ, music and three-on-three soccer tournament will be replaced by a symposium around the theme of “Resilience” to be held on Saturday, Aug. 20. You can register for the event by going to and follow the links. There is no charge to attend the event, however, freewill donations will be accepted with the proceeds going to support the Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace.

Francophone community loses another pillar

ORLÉANS – The francophone community has lost another one of its pillars. Less than four weeks after the passing of Gérald “Gerry” Poulin, Montfort Hospital saviour and former mayor of Vanier, Gisèle Lalonde, has passed away. Lalonde served as mayor from 1985 to 1991, during which time she also served on the Ottawa-Carleton regional council. But her greatest achievement came in 1997 when she rallied the community to stop the provincial government from closing the Montfort Hospital. S.O.S. Montfort became a rallying cry for members of Ottawa’s francophone community which refused to sit idly by and let there hospital be closed. As a result of Mme. Lalonde’s efforts, along with lawyer Ron Caza, Michel Gratton and her countless S.O.S. Gisèle Lalonde Montfort supporters, the hospital was spared from the chopping block. Gisèle Lalonde passed away on July 27. She was 89.

Resource Centres launch school supply programs ORLÉANS – The Orléans Cumberland Community Resource Centre and the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre have launched their respective annual school supply drives.

Anyone wishing to donate to the programs is being asked to make a financial contribution in lieu of actual school materials. To make a donation, simply visit the visiting the resource centres’ respective websites. The OCCRC website is and the EORC website is at Residents in need of school supplies can register on one or the other website depending on their home address.

CORRECTION In the July 28 edition of the Orléans Star, it was in correctly reported that the Orléans Legion breakfast would resume on July 30. In fact, they won’t be starting up again until Saturday, Sept 10. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused the Legion, its members or its supporters.

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Navan Fair has something to offer the whole family Continued from page 1 complete without live entertainment performed under the domes from 9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. This year’s headliners include The County Lads on Thursday night; Jade Eagleson on Friday night; Tyler Joe Miller on Saturday night and Wayne Rostad on Sunday afternoon. Navan’s own Chris Labelle will also be performing as the opening act for Tyler Joe Miller on Saturday night. Away from the midway, live entertainment and tractor pull, the Navan Fair also boasts a significant agricultural component. In fact, when the Fair first started 75 years ago, it was largely an agricultural exposition. Farmers would come from miles around, including from outside the county, to show off their prized cows, horses and sheep while the wives would square off in the baking and homecraft competitions. When it comes to the agricultural aspect, not much has changed. There are heavy and western horse competitions; a Jersey dairy cattle show; an Ayrshire and Holstein show;

and a Purebred Beef cattle show. The Fair is also hosting the only international alpaca show in Eastern Canada In the Cumberland Agricultural Society building, you will find this year’s red ribbon winners in the baking competition, the floricultural show and the various homecraft contests. Last but by Tyler Joe Miller no means least, the Agricultural Education Barn will feature demonstrations by Little Ray’s Reptiles and displays by Tilecroft Farms, Grain Farmers of Ontario, the Museum of Agriculture as well as an antique machinery and tractor display. So, as you can see, there is plenty to see and do at this year’s Navan Fair. For the full lineup and schedule visit

Cumberland’s rock and roll chef – Michel Gaumond By Fred Sherwin The Orléans Star Most days of the week you can find Chef Michel Gaumond either in the kitchen at his restaurant, Maker Feed Co., where he is constantly raising the culinary bar with some of the most inventive dishes in Ottawa, or in his office taking care of the administrative side of owning a restaurant. But there is another side to the Cumberland Village chef. He is a guitar collector, player and wannabe rock and roll star. Music has always been a part of Gaumond’s life. Growing up in a military family, he was always on the move. The only constant in his life was music. He started buying records when he was young and they came everywhere he did along with a record player. “Music was my friend. It was always there,” says Gaumond who acquired his first guitar when he was 16 years old. It was a Les Paul standard that he still plays to this day. He found it in a trash can with a broken neck. He took it home and brought it back to life. That was 40 years ago. “I always wanted to play guitar. I always had played acoustic in school, but that was my first electric guitar,” says Gaumond.

While the Les Paul was Gaumond’s first guitar, it wouldn’t be his last. Over the years he’s acquired 28 guitars, most of which are older models, and a number of which are hanging in a room next to his office. He plays them every day to help him think or just to relieve some of the stress of owning your own restaurant. “It’s my yoga,” laughs Gaumond. He’s played in several pick-up bands over the years and has jammed with some local legends like Chris Taylor from the Payolas and Tony D. Suffice it to say that if Gaumond wasn’t a chef he would be a rock star, or at least a producer as he is quick to correct me. “I would love to produce. I’m more of a producer than a player. I do a lot studio stuff. I do a lot with sampling and beats. I am an old school hip hop guy and I love a lot of techno,” says Gaumond. When asked where he finds time to pursue his passion for music, Gaumond jokes, “Let’s just say I stay up late a lot of nights.” The chef is envious of friend and local city councillor Matt Luloff who fronts his own band called Hearts & Mines when he’s not fulfilling his city council duties or helping to

Restaurant owner and chef Michel Gaumond with some of his 28 guitars. FRED SHERWIN PHOTO raise his two daughters with his wife Laura. Still, away from the music and guitars, Gaumond has built a reputation for coming up with some amazing dishes using locally sourced products. He opened his farm-to-food eatery in 2021 in the middle of the pandemic. Worse still, he had to wait several months in order to get his liquor license. It was a difficult time, but he

managed to work his way through it selling take out orders. Since the COVID restrictions were lifted in March, Maker Feed Co. has really taken off, largely through word of mouth. The restaurant is located at 2607 Old Montreal Rd. in Cumberland Village. You can find them on Facebook at Co.makerfeed.


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Pillars The Orléans francophone community lost two giants in the past month in Gerry Poulin and Gisèle Lalonde. I was fortune enough to call both of them friends. Gerry taught me virtually everything I know about the history of Orléans and the local francophone community while Gisèle and I first became acquainted during the S.O.S. Montfort campaign and our friendship grew stronger over the years. Most anglophones have probably never heard of Gerry Poulin, while only a small percentage would know who Gisèle Lalonde is, and that’s a real pity because they not only made the francophone community stronger, they made the entire community stronger in the process. Gerry first moved to Orléans in 1958 with his wife Pauline into a house he built himself on Notre Dame Street. Back then Orléans was made up of St. Joseph Blvd. and Notre Dame Street and little else. I first met Gerry in the mid-90s. I was a columnist at the Orléans Star and he was writing a column for the L’Express. Gerry was six months older than my father who passed away just a week before he did. When we worked together, Gerry would often give me history lessons and explain why the francophone community was so important in creating the very fabric of Orléans He always had a story to tell and a song to sing and he loved working in his wood shop. Among his many accomplishments, Gerry helped establish the Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orléans, or MIFO as it is more commonly known, and he helped find a home for the Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d’Ottawa, or RAFO. While Gisèle Lalonde is not from Orléans, nor did she ever live here, she is still a pillar of the local francophone community for what she did in leading the charge to prevent the Ontario government of the day from closing the Montfort Hospital in 1997. Prior to that she served as mayor of Vanier from 1985 to 1991. Gisèle was an amazing women who had a great sense of humour and was incredibly gracious. When I ran for city council in Innes Ward in 2014, I approached her about possibly endorsing my campaign. As it turns out she lived in the same building as my father on Lafontaine Street in Vanier. They knew each other by sight but had never introduced themselves to each other. When I finally introduced them to each other, it was quite amusing. When I asked Gisèle if she would be willing to endorse my campaign only three weeks before the vote, she said “of course” and then admonished me for not coming to her sooner. “Why didn’t you see me last spring? It would have done you a lot more good.” She was right, of course. So my dad know has two more neighbours in heaven – Gerry Poulin who will talk his ear off and regale him with French folk songs and Gisèle Lalonde who will be a familiar face from the old building. May God grant them his Grace and welcome them into his kingdom. Amen. – Fred Sherwin, editor

Fredrick C. Sherwin, Editor & Publisher The Orléans Star is a bi-weekly publication distributed to 44,000 residences in Blackburn Hamlet, Orléans and Navan. The newspaper is locally owned and operated by Sherwin Publishing Inc., 745 Farmbrook Cres., Orléans, ON. Inquiries and delivery issues should be sent to

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Orléans has lost a true champion with the passing of Gisèle Lalonde Our community is in mourning. Gisèle Lalonde, banner of SOS Montfort, a community led initiative, a true champion for the Franco-Ontarian community, to push back against the government’s reckless passed away at the age of 89 at the Montfort Hospital decision to close the Montfort. At the helm of SOS on July 27, 2022. Montfort, was Gisèle Lalonde. Born and raised in Eastview, SOS Montfort fought the Queen’s province for over five years, and now the neighbourhood of Vanier, Gisèle always cared deeply for the ultimately won the battle to save Park community. In fact, Gisèle was the Montfort and protect francoCorner first female school board trustee ontarian rights to access health care and first female mayor of Vanier. in French in court. The Ontario Stephen Blais Neither of these are astonishing government then announced it achievements was an easy feat. wouldn’t pursue an appeal at the Supreme Court. But her biggest test, and her greatest success was Without the leadership and determination of still to come. Mme. Lalonde, the Montfort Hospital would not In February 1997, when the Conservative govern- be open today. So many of our neighbours have ment led by Premier Mike Harris slashed healthcare benefited from the amazing care offered at the funding and decided to permanently close the Montfort, because of Mme. Lalonde’s leadership. Montfort Hospital, Gisèle led the ferocious charge to My family is a perfect example. My son was born save our beloved Montfort. at the Montfort in 2009 and my life was saved at the The Mike Harris government’s decision did Montfort in 2013. not just slash healthcare funding, but in fact, was Gisèle was a true champion for our city, province, an attack on Franco-Ontarian culture and heritage and country. I can say with confidence that the proposing to close the only francophone hospital Franco-Ontarian community, and as a result our entire west of Quebec. community, is stronger because of Gisèle Lalonde’s Over 10,000 francophones, francophiles and leadership. supportive community members united under the Rest in Peace, Mme.Gisèle Lalonde.

Traveling is about the people you meet and the friends you make If you read this column with any regularity, you will know that I have done a bit of traveling this year. I went to Mexico with my son Dylan in February, New Orleans on my own in May and more recently to Madrid, Belgium and the Netherlands. I’ve always loved traveling and missed it dearly during the pandemic. One of my favourite spots to go is Cuba. Before the pandemic, I used to go twice a year and now I haven’t been back since the pandemic began. Hopefully, with my fingers crossed, the resort I go to in Santa Maria will reopen by November and I can see my amigos again. The best thing about traveling for me is the experience of meeting new people and I have been unbelievably blessed in that I have been able to cross paths and befriend some of the best people in the world, many of whom are now friends for life. In Mexico it was Henry, Ines, Ivana, Zach, Justin, JJ, Laura, Josefa, Josh, Max, Niels, Jack, Moos, Kay, Yann, Caroline, Angela, Cam and Jackson all of whom are now active Instagram friends. In fact, I got together with Ines while I was recently in Brussels and Niels took me out for a pre-birthday party when I was in Amsterdam. In New Orleans, I met big Eric from Saratoga by way of the Bronx. We both enjoy

Up Front Fred Sherwin Formula 1 racing and in June we attended the Montréal Grand Prix together where I met his father who people mistook as my brother and vice versa. My fortune in meeting amazing people on the road even extends back to Cuba where I met two amazing young women from the Netherlands in June 2019, who are like stepdaughters to me – Charlotte and Bente. We first met at the Starfish resort and had known each other for just four days before I had to go back to Canada, but in those four days we made an incredible connection. Skip ahead two and a half years and we reunited in Rotterdam last October when I met their roommate, Sarah, who is another amazing human being. We had an fantastic time together and I couldn’t wait to get back to see them again. I didn’t have to wait long as I got to see

them again when I was in Europe. They took me out for my birthday along with my two sons, Jamie and Dylan. We had pizza and beer and then we went to a karaoke bar where we sang until closing. It was one of the most memorable birthdays I’ve ever had. I was also able to see Sarah and Bente again after that. Sarah took me out for lunch by the ocean near The Hague and Bente took me to the beach at Zandvoort aan zee as a surprise birthday present. It was the best and I will never forget it. Bente and I have actually become quite close as I consider her almost like a second daughter. Hopefully, she will be able to come to Canada next summer and meet Maggie and I can show her a little bit of our magnificent country. More recently I met a group of young people from Germany who I now consider my Tomorrowland family. They are William, Kamil, Colin, Daniel, Anna, Anne, and Matias. We met in the campsite at Tomorrowland totally by chance. Kamil and William have been to the festival four times and camp in the same spot every time. The boys and I just happened upon our site and luckily the two sites were beside each other. At first, I wanted to change sites because we weren’t in the main campground. I was also bummed out because one of the girls

was supposed to come with us, but couldn’t make it. Then I met my new German friends and things took a decided turn for the better. Our extended family also included Emilie and Lukas, who were from Germany as well, and Willian and Luis from Brazil. In a funny way, the group of young Germans were a lot like the group I met at the Bonita Escondida hostel in Puerto Escondido. They were just a very special group of people who fate brought together for a few weeks in Mexico and now they are friends for life. My new German friends formed the same dynamic. It was the perfect group brought together at the perfect time to share something magical. In Mexico it was Puerto Escondido and everything that went with it. At Tomorrowland it was Tomorrowland and you have to go to Tomorrowland to understand just why that is so special. So, yes, I am blessed indeed. If a man is judged by the people he meets and the friends he makes, then I am wealthy beyond my wildest dreams. And I’m not done yet. I still have a lot more traveling to do and people to met. I just have a lot more people I need to go see along the way to renew the friendships I already have and I am truly looking forward to both.

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During economic lull we should South Orléans road issues remain all prepare for looming recession a top priority for local councillor Hi neighbours! I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather this summer is offering us. Lately, it seems, we are being hit by one thing after another, so it is important to take a moment to breathe, rest and remind ourselves that is necessary to take a break. I’m beginning to think we are going to need it. While I’m always optimistic about the future, years of profligate spending at the federal level has crowded out private investment and it looks like we’re headed into a recession. The disruption to private business and supply chains during the pandemic was at least in part avoidable as I’ve mentioned in previous columns, and it has certainly made matters worse. Had the government relied on broader advice when determining how to handle the pandemic, perhaps we wouldn’t be in this position. But recessions do not have to be painful. Carefully managing our finances, paying down debt and taking the opportunity to look at priorities is a healthy exercise. With

MPAC assessments put off another year, we’ve been spared a round of tax hikes, but it really is simply kicking the can down the road. So it’s time to look at everything we do and how we do it. It’s time we got back to basics. We must concentrate on the essential services of a municipality, and avoid vanity and pet projects that eat budgets while providing questionable results to only a narrow subgroup of individuals. Picking and choosing winners and losers is not a becoming exercise for any level of government and it leads to further division in an already fractured society. It undermines our unity and it undermines democracy. Governments should get back to basics, govern for all and get their books in order. I am leery of the motives of any public official promoting any other approach. With the worst of the pandemic behind us and a recession ahead, we’re in the eye of the storm. Let’s take the break to get ourselves in order.

You’ve heard me say this before, but it office constantly is the intersection of Brian merits repeating – one of the most pressing Coburn Boulevard and Tenth Line Road. issues facing the south end of Orléans is that Residents have reported difficulty in making development has outpaced infrastructure. a left-hand turn on a green light – noting that Our current road network it is at times dangerous is at capacity, and yet to make the turn. I, too, there are many more areas have witnessed this many slated for development. times. At present, the issue I have directed City is being exacerbated by staff on several occasions multiple construction to conduct traffic studies Cumberland Ward 19 projects that have lanes on this intersection to reduced or closed, and every day I’m hearing address residents’ concerns, but earlier this from you that the congestion is maddening. month, I took matters into my own hands. In March, I put forward a motion directing My staff were on the ground making our the Minister responsible for the NCC to strike own observations to strengthen the case a joint committee with the City of Ottawa that a solution needs to be found for this to resolve the impasse on the Brian Coburn problematic area. extension and Cumberland Transitway At my request, City staff are currently rewithin 100 days. Despite being unanimously evaluating the intersection and determining approved by my council colleagues, the whether when measured against other Minister has not yet acted on our request. problematic intersections in the city, it can While frustrating, I remain optimistic that be prioritized for modifications that would a long-term solution to this stalemate can be improve its safety and functionality. found, but I am also exploring what actions Pedestrians, cyclists and drivers in South can be taken in the short-term to provide Orléans deserve to feel safe on our roads, relief. and I remain committed to moving our A concern that is brought forward to my community forward in a healthy direction.

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A community with a rich history STAR STAFF – The community of Orléans is made up of a collection of neighbourhoods in Ottawa’s far east end. Neighbourhoods such as Convent Glen, Orléans 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 name Orléans was given to the community by Jean-Théodore Besserer who was the first postmaster of Orléans in 1860. Besserer was born on Île d’Orléans in Québec and so he gave the fledgling community the name of his native island. 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. Other early settlers include the Major, Besserer and Duford families. The first anglophone families to settle in the area were the McNeelys and the Kennys.

In 1860, Father Alphonse-Marius Chaîne was appointed resident priest of the new Saint-Joseph d’Orléans parish. Construction of the first church was completed in 1885. It had to be demolished in 1920 for structural reasons and a new church was erected on the same site over the next two years. In 1922, the Police Village of Orléans was formed with a council consisting of three volunteers elected to preserve peace, health and public safety. At that time, the village was part of Gloucester Township. In 1930, the Police Village borrowed $3,800 to build a sidewalk from Champlain Street to Cousineau Street. And in 1957, the Village Council successfully petitioned to have the name of Ottawa Street changed to St. Joseph Blvd. The Police Village was eventually abolished in 1974 and Orléans was left divided – one half in the municipality of Gloucester and the other half in the municipality of Cumberland. 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

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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 115,000 inhabitants. The community has a number of state-of-

the-art recreation facilities such as the Ray Friel Centre and Millennium Park, modern library services, a wonderful arts facility in the Shenkman Arts Centre, top-notch schools, a network of strong minor sports organizations, a thriving arts and culture community and dozens of parks. The residents of Orléans have a lot be proud of, but there is a lot to look forward to as well. The future is very bright indeed.

A well-represented community STAR STAFF — The east end encompasses the federal district of Orléans as well as four municipal wards – Orléans Ward 1, Innes Ward 2, Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward 11 and Cumberland Ward 19. The current federal member of parliament is Marie-France Lalonde, while the member of provincial parliament (MPP) is Stephen Blais. Lalonde has been representing Orléans in the House of Commons since 2019. Prior to that she served five years at Queen’s Park as MPP. Blais first won his seat in a byelection in February, 2019 that was held to determine Lalonde’s replacement. He was re-elected during the provincial election this past spring. Lalonde’s constituency office is located in the Peter D. Clark Building at 255 Centrum Blvd. while Blais’ constituency office can be found at 4473 Innes Rd., just east of Tenth Line Road. At the municipal level, the east end is divided into four wards: Beacon HillCyrville Ward includes the neighbourhoods of Beacon Hill, Cyrville and Pineview; Innes Ward is made up of Blackburn Hamlet, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill North and Chateauneuf; Orléans Ward consists of Queenswood Heights, Fallingbrook, Convent Glen, Orléans Wood, Chatelaine Village and Springridge; and Cumberland Ward is made up of South Fallingbrook, Avalon and the rural portion of the former municipality of Cumberland including Cumberland Village, Navan, Sarsfield and Vars. Tim Tierney has represented Beacon HillCyrville Ward on City Council since 2010. He was re-elected in 2014 and again in 2018. Among his many duties on council, Tim is chair of the city’s Transportation Committee and a member of the Information Technology Sub-Committee, the Transit

Commission, the Ottawa Public Library Board and the Planning Committee. He has also occupied the role of Caucus Chair on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for Ontario for the past 11 years. Laura Dudas (Innes Ward) and Matt Luloff (Orléans Ward) were both elected to city council in 2018. Before she was elected, Coun. Dudas was the long-time chair of the Blackburn Community Association. Besides her duties on city council, she serves as vice-chair of the Finance and Economic Development Committee and is a member of the Planning; Transportation, and Community and Protective Services committees. Coun. Luloff is a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. In winning a seat on city council, he managed to beat out 16 other contenders. Besides his duties on city council, Coun. Luloff is also chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee and he is a member of the Transportation and Finance and Economic Development committees. He also serves as the council liaison on the Accessibility Advisory Committee. Coun. Kitts was elected in a byelection to replace Stephen Blais in November, 2021. At 33, she is the youngest member of city council. (Matt Luloff is the next oldest at 37.) Besides city council, Kitts is also vice-chair of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs committee and she is a member of the Transportation, Planning, and Community and Protective Services committees. All four east end councillors make a concerted effort to be as approachable and helpful to their constituents as possible. They also have a dedicated staff whose job it is to make sure that issues raised by their constituents are addressed in a timely manner.

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Serving motorcycle enthusiasts for over 50 years STAR STAFF – After undergoing extensive renovations, Ottawa’s oldest and best motorcycle and ATV dealership is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a bigger and brighter showroom with bikes from Yamaha, Suzuki, CF Moto and KTM. Founded by Fred Kolman in 1972, Wheelsport was originally located at Blair and Montreal Road. When Fred’s son Jim took over in 2000, they moved the dealership to its current location. Over the years they have become the go to dealer in Orléans and Ottawa in general for off-road, adventure and motocross enthusiasts. In fact, both Jim and his son Benjamin compete in off-road and motocross events on a regular basis, so they know what they are talking about. Located at 1390 Youville Dr., Wheelsport is Canada’s first full-line KTM dealer which includes the KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas brands of off-road and motocross bikes. They also carry the complete line of CF Moto bikes, starting with their 300NK entry level model up to their 650cc Adeventura and 700cc Sport bikes.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran, Wheelsport has the perfect motorcycle to suit your needs and abilities. They also buy and sell used motorcycles and ATVs and they carry a large selection of apparel and accessories on the newly renovated second floor. Besides motorcycles, Wheelsport sells ATVs and side-by-sides by CF Moto Yamaha and Suzuki. In fact, that side of the business has experienced tremendous growth over the past couple of years. Offroading has become a highly popular past-time, especially during the pandemic when everyone had to social distance. Another area of growth over the past five to 10 years has been in the female market. Jim Kolman says the dealership has seen a significant increase in female customers. “The number of women who have gotten into motorcycling has really grown, especially in Orléans,” says Kolman, adding that the dealerships have several models in their inventory aimed specifically at the women’s market. Besides selling motorcycles and ATVs,

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Wheelsport on Youville Drive is celebrating its 50th anniversary by welcoming custumers to their newly renovated showroom (inset). Wheelsport also has a large parts and service department. In fact, they can service virtually any make and model. With eight technicians on staff, they can take care of your motorcycle, ATV or scooter in an efficient

and timely manner, so you can get back to the powersports activities you enjoy. To find out more about visit their website at, or visit them on Facebook at

Providing a helping hand in times of crisis STAR STAFF — Like many other bedroom communities in Canada, Orléans has its share of residents who, for various reasons, need help in times of crisis. Whether they are experiencing financial hardship, are new arrivals to Canada or victims of domestic abuse, residents in need have not one, but two agencies they can turn to in times of need. The Orléans Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC), located on Centrum Boulevard in Orléans Town Centre, serves residents living in the former municipality of Cumberland which includes Queenswood Heights, Fallingbrook, Cardinal Creek, Orléans Wood, Chatelaine Village and Avalon, while the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre (EORC), located in the Gloucester Centre on Blair Road, serves residents living in the former

municipality of Gloucester, which includes the communities of Beacon Hill, Blackburn Hamlet, Chateauneuf, Chapel Hill and Convent Glen. Both resource centres provide services and programs for youth, teenagers and families and both agencies operate an Early Years drop-in centre. In addition, the EORC provides services and programs for seniors and adults with physical disabilities in both jurisdictions including Meals on Wheels. The OCCRC also operates a food bank which provides emergency food supplies for individuals and families. The EORC refers those in need of emergency food supplies to the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard located at 2040 Arrowsmith Dr. which operates under the same rules.

Both resources centres are able to provide services to residents in need thanks in large part to the generosity and dedication of dozens of donors, and community groups which hold fundraising events throughout the year. The OCCRC has several programs in which local businesses and individuals can contribute directly to the agency, the biggest being the Community Caring Connection program in which donors can either make a lump some donation, or a monthly contribution through a direct payment plan. Like the OCCRC, the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre is largely dependent on third party fundraising efforts. They also organize their own fundraising events, the biggest of which is their charity auction and dinner held every spring.

Every season is the right season to contribute

The Orléans Cumberland Community Resource Centre is located at 240 Centrum Blvd. across from the Shenkman Arts Centre. FILE PHOTO You can learn more about the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre and the programs the agency provides at

The Orléans Cumberland Community Resource Centre’s website can be found at

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Services en Écoles catholique


Conseil des écoles catholique de Centre-Est École secondaire Béatrice Desloges, 1999, av. Provence École secondaire Garneau, 6588, rue Carrière Collège catholique Mer Bleue, 6401, ch. Renaud École catholique Alain-Fortin, 676, prom. Lakeridge École catholique Arc-en-ciel, 1830, boul. Portobello École catholique de la Découverte, 866, av. Scala École catholique Notre-Place, 665, prom. des Aubépines École catholique des Pionniers, 720, prom. Merkley École catholique des Voyageurs, 6030, prom. Voyageur École catholique L’Etoile de l’Est, 6220, prom. Beausejour École catholique Reine-des-Bois, 1450, rue Duford École catholique Sainte-Marie, 2599, ch. Innes École catholique Saint-Joseph d’Orléans, 6664, rue Carrière

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Écoles publique

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario École secondaire Gisèle Lalonde, 500, boul. Millennium École secondaire Louis Riel, 1655, ch. Bearbrook École élémentaire Jeanne-Sauvé, 1917, ch. Gardenway École élémentaire L’Odyssée Site, 1770, prom. Grey Nuns École élémentaire Des Sentiers, 2159, rue Nantes École élémentaire Le Prélude, 6025, prom. Longleaf École élémentaire Séraphin-Marion, 2147, ave. Loyola

Collège d’arts appliqués et de technologie La Cité collégiale, 801 Aviation Pkwy

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Arts et culture

Les Chansonniers d’Ottawa Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orléans (MIFO) 613-830-6436

Club d’affaires

Business Club d’Orléans

Centres de ressource communautaire

Centre des ressources de l’Est d’Ottawa, 1980 ch Ogilvie 613-741-6025 Centre de ressources communautaires Orléans Cumberland, 240 boul Centrum 613-830-4357

Patrimoine et l’histoire

Société franco-ontarienne de patrimoine et de l’histoire d’Orléans

Club des aînés

Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d’Ottawa, 3349 chemin Navan Centre Séraphin-Marion d’Orléans

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Au service des francophones d’Orléans STAR STAFF – Depuis ses débuts, Orléans a toujours été fière de ses racines francophones. Lors du recensement de 2016, plus de 30 pour cent des résidents d’Orléans ont indiqué le français comme langue maternelle et beaucoup plus s’identifiaient comme francophiles, ou possédant la capacité de parler et de comprendre le français. La communauté francophone d’Orléans a travaillé fort pour établir et maintenir des institutions clés comme le Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orléans (MIFO) et le Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d’Ottawa (RAFO). Fondé en 1979, le MIFO est la source culturelle de la population francophone locale d’Orléans. L’organisme offre une multitude de programmes et de services communautaires, notamment des programmes pour les personnes âgées; camps d’été; et un service de garde. Le centre culturel MIFO de la rue Carrière abrite le Centre Séraphin-Marion d’Orléans qui offre des activités aux aînés francophones. Le MIFO est également chargé d’amener des artistes, des comédiens et des représentations théâtrales de langue française

au Centre des Arts Shenkman, bien que la pandémie de COVID-19 les ait contraints à une interruption indéfinie. Il en va de même pour le Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d’Ottawa (RAFO) qui offre normalement une grande variété d’activités pour les aînés francophones de la région. Le RAFO est le plus grand club francophone d’aînés à Orléans. Il est situé au 3499, chemin Navan. Un autre organisme francophone important à Orléans est la Société francoontarienne du patrimoine et de l’histoire d’Orléans (SFOPHO). Le groupe est chargé de convaincre la ville de nommer plusieurs des rues et des parcs locaux en l’honneur de personnalités francophones importantes qui ont joué un rôle clé dans la communauté. Alors que le MIFO est la source de la culture francophone à Orléans et que la SFOPHO est la gardienne de son patrimoine, l’église St-Joseph d’Orléans en est le cœur et l’âme. L’église située au 2757, boulevard StJoseph a été achevée en 1922 pour remplacer le bâtiment d’origine qui se trouvait sur le site de 1885 à 1920, date à laquelle il a dû être démoli pour des raisons structurelles. Le bâtiment a récemment subi d’importantes rénovations.

Le Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orléans possède un centre culturel situé au 6600, rue Carrière. (À droite) L’église de la Paroisse St-Joseph d’Orléans est située au 2757, boul. St-Joseph. PHOTOS ARCHIVES

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Your community


Police, Fire, Ambulance

To report a fire, health emergency or a crime in progress 9-1-1 To report other emergencies or suspicious activities 613-230-6211 All other police inquiries 613-236-1222 Orléans-Cumberland Community Police Centre, 3343 St. Joseph Blvd. 613-236-1222 ext. 3571 The Childfen’s Aid Society 613-747-7800

Local politicians

Orléans MP Marie-France Lalonde (federal) Orléans MPP Stephen Blais (provincial) Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson Orléans Ward City Councillor Matt Luloff Innes Ward City Councillor Laura Dudas Cumberland Ward City Councillor Catherine Kitts Beacon Hill-Cyrville City Councillor Tim TIerney

613-834-1800 613-834-8679 613-580-2496 613-580-2471 613-580-2472 613-580-2489 613-580-2481

Municipal Services

City of Ottawa information line 3-1-1 Ottawa Library Cumberland Branch (Ray Friel Centre) 613-580-2940 Ottawa Library Orléans Branch, 1705 Orléans Blvd. 613-580-2940 OC Transpo; Schedule information 613-741-4390

Community Associations

Beacon Hill Blackburn Hamlet Bradley Estates Cardinal Creek Carlsbad Springs Chapel Hill South Chapel Hill North Convent Glen-Orleans Wood Cumberland Village Fallingbrook Greater Avalon Navan Queenswood Heights Sarsfield Vars

Community Centres

Aquaview Community Centre, 318 Aquaview Dr. Beacon Hill North Community Centre, 2130 Radford Crt. Bearbrook Community Centre, 8720 Russell Rd. Blackburn Community Centre,190 Glen Park Dr. Carlsbad Springs Community Centre, 6020 Piperville Rd. François Dupuis Recreation Centre, 2263 Portobello Blvd. Navan Memorial Arena, 1295 Colonial Rd. Notre-Dame-des-Champs C.C., 3659 Navan Rd. Peter D. Clarke Place, 255 Centrum Blvd., Pierre Rocque Community Centre, 1257 Joseph Drouin St. Roy G. Hobbs Community Centre, 109 Larch Cres. Queenswood Heights Community Centre, 1485 Duford Dr. R.J. Kennedy Arena, 1115 Dunning Rd. South Fallingbrook Community Centre, 998 Valin St.

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Your community Arts Community


Arteast Ottawa Bytown Beat Chorus Coro Vivo Ottawa Cross Town Youth Chorus Cumberland Community Singers Common Thread Quilt Guild Gloucester Pottery School Les Chansonniers d’Ottawa Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orléans (MIFO) Ottawa School of Art – Orléans Campus Ottawa School of Theatre Ottawa Artisans’ Guild

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Community Resource Centres

Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, 1980 Ogilvie Rd. 613-741-6025 Orléans Cumberland Community Resource Centre, 240 Centrum Blvd. 613-830-4357

History and Heritage

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Rd. 613-580-2988 Cumberland Township Historical Society Gloucester Historical Society Société franco-ontarienne de patrimoine et de l’histoire d’Orléans

Service clubs

Cumberland Lions Club Gloucester North Lions Club Kiwanis Eastern Ottawa Est Navan Lions Club Navan Women’s Institue Orléans Lions Club Rotary Club of Orléans Royal Canadian Legion Branch 632, 800 Taylor Creek Dr. 613-830-9984 Website :

Seniors clubs

Gloucester 50+ Centre, 4355 Halmont Dr. Website: Hobbs Seniors Club, 109 Larch Cres. Website: Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d’Ottawa, 3349 Navan Rd. Website:

Sports and Recreation Arenas

Lois Kemp Arena (Blackburn), 200 Glen Park Dr. Earl Armstrong Arena, 2020 Ogilvie Rd. Richcraft Sensplex, 813 Shefford Rd. Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, 1490 Youville Dr. Navan Memorial Arena, 1295 Colonial Rd. Ray Friel Recreation Complex, 1585 Tenth Line Rd. R.J. Kennedy Arena, 1115 Dunning Rd.

Swimming pools

Bob MacQuarriie Recreation Complex, 1490 Youville Dr. François Dupuis Recreation Centre, 2263 Portobello Blvd. Ray Friel Recreation Complex, 1585 Tenth Line Rd. Splash Wave Pool, 2040 Ogilvie Rd.

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Da Artisti

Your community


A Studio•toGallery Learn In Studio

Da Artisti offers 1-on-1 and group fused glass workshops and classes. We provide all the knowledge, tools and materials needed to succeed. Learn the basics and you’ll be able to come in and play in our studio!

A Gallery to Admire.

We also have a breathtaking gallery for accomplished and up-and-coming artists to display their completed works of art. Stop in and admire the work of our local artists.

Health Care Services

Orléans Urgent Care Clinic, 100-1220 Place d’Orléans Dr. 613-590-0533 Family First Health Centre. 4270 Innes Rd. inside the Great Canadian Superstore 613-841-7009

School Boards

Ottawa District School Board Ottawa Catholic School Board Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario Conseil des écoles catholique de Centre-Est

613-721-1820 613-224-2222 613-742-8960 613-742-8960

Minor Sports Associations Basketball

Gloucester-Cumberland Basketball

Baseball / Softball

Orléans Amateur Fastball Association Orléans Little League

613-833-2565 | 2565 Old Montreal Rd. in the heart of Cumberland Village


Navan Curling Club, 1305 Fair Green Ave.



Orléans Bengals Football Club Cumberland Panthers Football Club


Tumblers Gymnastics Centre Club de gymnastique Les Sittelles TRYumph Gymnastics Academy


Blackburn Minor Hockey Association Cumberland Minor Hockey Association Gloucester Cumberland Girls Hockey Orléans Minor Hockey Association


Ottawa Gloucester Hornets Cumberland United Soccer Club

Speed Skating

Gloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club

Fairs, festivals and fun times STAR STAFF — One of the best things about living in Orléans are the many fairs, festivals and community fun days that are held every year. Chief among them is the Navan Fair. Held on the first weekend in August, the Navan Fair attracts people from across the region who crowd the fair grounds to watch the demolition derby, take in the livestock shows and enjoy the midway rides. This year’s fair is being held from Aug. 4-7. Among the highlights are the demolition derby on Thursday and Friday night, the Navan Fair parade on Saturday morning, and the grandstand show with headliners Jade Eagleson and Tyler Joe Miller. You can find out more about the Navan Fair at In September, some of the top grillmasters in North America will return to Orléans for the annual Orléans Ribfest after a three year hiatus. The 2019 event attracted several thousand people who thoroughly enjoyed the combination of BBQ ribs, and live music. This year’s event will once again be held on Centrum Blvd. which will be closed for the three-day event from Sept. 16-18. A second major event was added to the calendar in 2018 with the inaugural Orléans

Craft Beer Festival. After a three-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic the festival made a triumphant return to the Orléans Festival Plaza on Centrum Boulevard in June with thousands of people in attendance. Other highlights during the year include the Petrie Island Canada Day Celebration, and the Blackburn Fun Fair which is held during the first weekend in June. The annual fair comes complete with a midway, live entertainment and fireworks. The Fun Fair parade, which takes place on the Saturday morning, includes participants from every organization, school and youth group in the Hamlet. Sticking to the month of June, Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney hosts his annual Celebrate Summer event which this year was held on June 3 and 4. The far east end is also home to several farmer’s markets including the Cumberland Farmer’s Market held at the RJ Kennedy Arena in Cumberland Village every Saturday morning; the Orléans Farmers Market which is held at the Ray Friel Centre every Thursday; and the Original Navan Market which is held on the last Sunday of every month during the summer. Finally, the Cumberland Heritage Village

The Navan Fair (above) is held on the first weekend in August while the Orléans Ribfest (right) returns to the Orléans Town Centre on Sept, 13-15. FILE PHOTOS Museum holds special events throughout the spring and summer including the Heritage Power Show, Firefighter Day and the Vintage Car Show.

Welcome to our community | Bienvenue dans notre communauté

We’re here to help! Nous sommes là pour vous aider! Government of Canada | Gouvernement canadien We can assist you with: | Nous pouvons vous aider avec : The Canada Pension Plan | Old Age Security Régime de pensions du Canada | Sécurité de la vieillesse Guaranteed Income Supplement Supplément de revenu garanti Immigration Matters Renseignements sur la citoyenneté Citizenship Inquiries Questions de citoyenneté

MP|Députée fédérale Orléans

Marie-France LALONDE (613) 834-1800

Government of Ontario | Gouvernement ontarien We can assist you with: | Nous pouvons vous aider avec : Ontario birth, death and marriage certificates Certificats ontariens de naissance, de décès ou de mariage OHIP cards Cartes santé Driver’s Licences Permis de conduire Congratulatory messages Messages de reconnaissance

Canadian Passport | Consular Affairs Passeport canadien | Affaires consulaires

Ontario photo cards Cartes photo de l’Ontario

Congratulatory messages Messages de reconnaissance

Landlord or tenant concerns Préoccupations de propriétaire ou de locataire

Student Loans | Taxation Issues Prêts aux étudiants | Questions sur l’impôt

Family Responsibility Office Bureau des obligations familiales

House of Commons Page Program Programme des pages de Chambre des communes General inquiries on federal programs Demandes de renseignements généraux sur les programmes fédéraux

Ontario’s Legislative Page Program Programme des pages de l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario General inquiries on provincial programs Demandes de renseignements généraux sur les programmes provinciaux

(613) 834-8679

Keeping motorists on the road for 27 years STAR STAFF – Precision Automotive on Vantage Drive has been providing honest professional service for an honest price for the past 27 years. With 10 bays, four licensed technicians and two apprentice technicians, Precision is the largest independently owned service centre in the Ottawa region. They also have the expertise to service any make and model of vehicle. It’s a common myth that if you have your new or leased vehicle serviced at a place other than the dealer, the warranty will be voided or the lease somehow impacted, even if it’s for an oil change. The fact is that you have the right to get your vehicle serviced wherever you wish. At Precision Automotive, they keep a thorough record of your service history to comply with your warranty. Technicians at Precision will check all your fluid conditions and levels, tire condition and pressures as well as all your drive belts, hoses and air conditioning system using the latest diagnostic computer equipment. There is nothing more annoying than having an unforeseen breakdown. Not

only is it inconvenient, but it can cost you valuable time, not to mention a potentially expensive towing bill. Providing peace of mind for you and your family is what Precision Automotive is all about. Owner Rob Brouwer and his staff have a well-earned reputation for doing things right the first time, everytime and they back up their work with an industry leading 2-year/40,000km warranty on most new installed parts and labour. Why not take advantage of their expertise and have your vehicle checked out today to avoid the chance of a potential headache tomorrow? As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The licensed technicians at Precision can take of any type of repair from your brake and exhaust systems to your car’s heating and cooling system and anything else under the hood. Precision also specializes in tires. They carry all the main brands including Toyo, Michelin, Goodyear and Pirelli. Deciding on a set of tires isn’t difficult, but it pays to invest some time in the process. At Precision Automotive,

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With 10 bays, four licensed technicians and two apprentice technicians Precision Automotive in Orléans is one of the largest independent service centres in Ottawa. STAFF PHOTO they strive to provide their customers with the tire that best suits their vehicle, driving habits and budget. Their goal is to provide their clients with a tire that provides the best value for their dollar. The professionals at Precision will gladly take the time to discuss your tire options.

Precision Automotive is located at 385 Vantage Dr, behind the McDonald’s restaurant at Innes and Tenth Line Road. You can also check out their web site for their latests special offers at, or call them at 613-841-5550. Happy Motoring!

A great place for an active lifestyle STAR STAFF – Whether you bike, run, swim, play tennis or any other sport, Orléans is a great place to pursue an active lifestyle and stay in shape. It’s no secret that Orléans is home to dozens of neighbourhood parks, but what is less commonly known is that they are connected by more than 50 kilometres of pathways that are shared by pedestrians and cyclists alike. One of the more popular pathways runs along the Ottawa River from Petrie Island to Parliament Hill and further west all the way to Kanata. Every weekend from May to October, the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway is closed to vehicular traffic from St. Joseph Blvd. to the Aviation Parkway between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to allow for bikes, inline skating, jogging, walking and even wheelchairs. The Green’s Creek area in Blackburn Hamlet is a great place to go for a run in the summer, or sledding in the winter. The hill at Green’s Creek is one of the tallest tobogganing hills in the National Capital Region. The nearby Hornet’s Nest soccer facility is home to the Ottawa-Gloucester Hornets soccer club. Further east, Millennium Park is where

the Cumberland United Soccer Club and Ottawa TFC play their games as well as the Cumberland Panthers Football Club and the Ottawa-Carleton Ultimate Association. The Park is also home to the Kiwanis Playground and the largest splash pad in the east end. Sticking to the great outdoors, Petrie Island – located on the Ottawa River – has become a recreation jewel with its two supervised beaches, nature trails and ecological reserve. The island, which can be accessed by a causeway at the northern end of Trim Road, is home to the Orléans Canada Day Celebration. It’s also a popular destination for kayakers and canoeists who can paddle around the island and explore its many coves and inlets. In fact, the Petrie Island Canoe Club attracts dozens of new members every year. If you don’t own your own kayak or canoe, you can rent one at the Oziles Marina and Tackle Shop which is located on the causeway as you approach the island. Oziles rents paddle boards, jet skis and paddle boats. Petrie Island is also a popular destination for ice fishing enthusiasts. Orléans is blessed with not one, not two, but three municipal recreation centres. They are the Orléans Bob MacQuarrie Recreation

Two great ways to spend a sunny Sunday in the east end is to take advantage of the NOKIA Bike Days on the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, or soak up some rays on Petrie Island (inset). FILE PHOTOS Complex, located on Youville Drive, which has two indoor rinks, a fully equipped gym and a 25-metre pool that is shared by the Gloucester Synchro Club and the Ottawa Titans Water Polo Club; the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Tenth Line Road which has three indoor rinks, a wave pool and a fully equipped gym; and the François

Dupuis Recreation Centre at the corner of Portobello and Brian Coburn Boulevards in Avalon which has a 25-metre, six-lane pool, a leisure pool and a fitness and cardio centre. Annual and monthly memberships are available at all three recreation centres. For scheduling information visit en/residents/recreation-and-parks.

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Stray Dog Brewing Co. celebrating five years in business By Fred Sherwin The Orléans Star Whoever invented the phrase, “time flies when you’re having fun,” must have had Stray Dog Brewing Company owners Marc Plante and Justin MacNeill in mind when they did because the past five years seem to have flown by as they and their many loyal patrons have had a blast along the way – except for a few stressful months during the pandemic. Plante and MacNeill started out by brewing their own beer out of their basements. Their first focus group was their friends who loved their brew so much, the partners started to think about taking the giant leap from their basements to operating their own microbrewery. They decided to locate in the Taylor Creek Business Park and the rest is history. They started off with three brews and things took off from there. They soon started expanding their brands as well as their business as more and more bars and restaurants started putting their beer on their drink menus. They even started booking live entertainment in the tap room. Everything was going tickety-boo until the pandemic hit forcing

bars and restaurants to close overnight. When the unthinkable happened, Plante and MacNeill were quick to pivot to a takeout and delivery model which proved to be more successful than they could have ever imagined. Business was so good that they managed to retain most of their staff who started filling orders and delivering them to customers who were getting thirsty while isolating at home. The direct-to-consumer effort went so well that Plante and MacNeill took the risky move to expand production by adding two new fermenters and a brite tank to their facility. When the COVID pandemic restrictions were lifted in the spring, things at the microbrewery really started hopping. They continue to have live music every weekend. There’s a Trivia Night every Wednesday and a Bring Your Own Vinyl Night every Thursday. The Stray Dog Brewing Company will officially celebrate its 5th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 17 starting at 2 p.m. There will be guest beers, food vendors, and live music. All are welcome, and it’s a chance for Marc and Justin to thank the community at large for supporting them throughout the past

Stray Dog Brewing Company co-owners Marc Plante (left) and Justin MacNeill managed to turn a dream into a reality that is stronger than ever after five years in business. PHOTO SUPPLIED five years. The Stray Brewing Company is located at

501 Lacolle Way in the Taylor Creek Business Park.

Blue Spruce Antiques & Collectables Items from every era – come in and browse today!

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Ottawa TFC U21 women’s team wins Ontario Cup By Fred Sherwin The Orléans Star The Ottawa TFC U21 women’s team became the first team from the National Capital region to win the U21 Ontario Cup in 18 years after they beat Paris FC 6-0 in the Ontario Cup final on July 23. For several of the girls on the team it was their second Ontario Cup win in three years, having won the U17 championship in 2017. The road to the U21 championship was not as smooth as the lopsided score in the final might suggest. To get to the final, Ottawa TFC had to first get past East York in their semi-final. Both the semi-finals and the final were played on the same day in Vaughan. In their semi-final against East York, Ottawa TFC opened the scoring with a goal from Rachel Vermaire in the 39th minute. Thanks to some strong defending on the part of Ottawa’s scoring the one-goal looked like it would hold up for the win, but East York finally managed to solve TFC’s defence in 91st minute. After neither team was able to

score in 20 minutes of extra time the game had to be decided on penalty kicks. Of the two teams Ottawa TFC did a much better job controlling their nerves and performing under pressure as they scored on three of their five kicks from the penalty spot while East York went 1-for-5. The other semi-final also went to penalty kicks with Paris FC emerging victorious over the Woodbridge Strikers. In the highly anticipated championship game, Ottawa TFC managed to get on the board first with a goal from Nora Ghie in the just the fifth minute. A pair of goals from Riley Bonadie in the 13th and 23rd minute followed by a goal from Jeana Wright in the 37th minute would give Ottawa TFC a commanding 4-0 lead at the half. A shellshocked Paris team had no answers in the second half, allowing TFC to score two more goals – Wright’s second in the 81st minute and followed by a goal from Amelie Thompson in the 86th. The 6-0 final is one of the largest margins of victory in a U21 women’s final in recent memory.

Team roster: Alexandra Price, Emily Smith, Amelie Thompson, Katie Phee, Katelyn Brzozowski, Jenea Knight, Jessica Boyle, Kylen Grant, Kylie Laframboise, Lauren Curran, Nora Ghie, Leanne Turcotte, Riley Bonadie, Veronique Bolduc, Rachel Vermaire and Shannon Phee.

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U P D A T E Hi Orléans, summer is in full swing and I’m enjoying every minute of the great weather and time spent with family and friends. With council business on pause for the summer, I’m taking every opportunity to connect with you in the community. I am deeply committed to serving you and building a better Orléans together. Are you hosting an event this summer? A fundraiser? Send me the details at and I’d love to join you!

Bringing investments to Orléans

I work tirelessly to attract investments into our community. We’ve had more wins recently and I want to share them with you.


The popular basketball court has a new surface, and the pathways to the court have been redone. Wider, smoother, and a fresh coat of paint.


Pathways in the park have new life! Crews have rebuilt the foundations, widened the paths and ensured these connexions through the park will serve our community for many years to come!


Four bridges have been repaired in the Bilberry Creek Ravine, connecting the trail network and giving our community a space in Orléans to completely immerse in nature.


It’s the fastest charger in the City of Ottawa, and you can find it right here in Orléans at Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex!

Summer Reading Club at the Library The amazing TD Summer Reading Club is on now at the Cumberland branch of the Ottawa Public Library. It’s free and open to all!

In addition to the in-person programs offered at the library, I’m also encouraging families to drop in to the to the children’s area at the Cumberland branch anytime to complete scavenger hunts, word scrambles, joke swaps and more! LOCATION: Cumberland Branch, Ottawa Public Library

1599 Tenth Line Rd. Orléans

Upcoming Events

Summer Series at Shenkman Arts Centre

August 10th CycleSafe Workshop with Heart of Orleans BIA 290 Centrum Blvd (in the parking lot) For more info and to register:

I’m committed to supporting local arts in Orléans.

August 20th at 10:30AM Queenswood Heights Music Festival Queenswood Ridge Park 346 Kennedy Ln E, Orléans For more info, email Denis at

Check out the Summer Series at Shenkman Arts Centre every Thursday until the end of August and enjoy a free 30-minute concert or performance workshop featuring local artists.

How can we help?

Thanks to Heart of Orléans BIA, it’s free, for all ages, and you can find the lineup at

My team and I are always ready to serve you. Best way to reach us? Send an email to or call 613-580-2471.

Councillor, Ward 1 Orléans (613) 580-2471 // // 22 • August 4, 2022 • Volume 37, No. 6


COMMUNITY BILLBOARD THURSDAY, AUG. 4 ORLÉANS FARMER’S MARKET from 11 am to 4 pm in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Tenth Line Road featuring local food vendors and producers. SATURDAY, AUG. 6 CUMBERLAND FARMERS’ MARKET from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R.J. Kennedy Arena, 1115 Dunning Rd. in Cumberland Village. The Cumberland Farmers’ Market features fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, specialty foods, homemade treats and a variety of artisan goods. CONVENT GLEN, ORLEANS WOOD COMMUNITY BBQ – Presented by the Convent Glen, Orléans Wood Community Association from 11 am. to 1:30 p.m. in the Convent Glen Plaza

6505 Jeanne d’Arc Blvd. South. Games, face painting, music and, of course, BBQ. KARAOKE NIGHT from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Orléans Brewing Co. 4380 Innes Rd. near Tenth Line. SUNDAY, AUG. 7 ROCK STAR KARAOKE NIGHT from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Royal Oak Orléans, 1981 St. Joseph Blvd. (near Jeanne d’Arc). THURSDAY, AUG. 4 FRIDAY, AUG. 5 SATURDAY, AUG. 6 SUNDAY, AUG. 7 THE NAVAN FAIR returns to the Navan Fair Grounds after a three year hiatus. Plenty to see and do including a demolition derby, midway, livestock shows, the Ultimutts Dog and Cat

Stunt Show, the Rock the Arts Puppet Show, tractor and truck pulls, musket demonstrations and live entertainment under the domes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night as well as Sunday afternoon. For a complete schedule visit

Philip Osmond, 77 Passed away on July 23, 2022

SATURDAY, AUG. 20 CRUISE DON’T BRUISE motorcycle ride in support of the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre. Register in advance and save $5. Registration includes ride, poker stops & BBQ lunch. All proceeds to support EORC programs supporting those affected by violence. To register visit www. Include all the hyphens.

Louise Mulligan, 70 Passed away on July 20, 2022 Errol Grant, 81 Passed away on July 20, 2022

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