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AROHAFEST 2019 is taking place at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Friday, Sept. 20 starting at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 21 at noon. This is the one and only bilingual cultural festival of its kind in the country, whose mission is to promote the arts and beauty of Indian culture in Canada through authentic food tastings, Indian classical dance performances, and Bollywood workshops in visual arts. On-stage performances will include two-time Juno-winning Indian-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia and award-winning Indian-Canadian Kathak dancer Anjali Patil.


OKTOBERFEST PARTY from 7 p.m. at the Royal Oak Orléans, 1981 St. Joseph Blvd. (corner of Jeanne d’Arc). Traditional German fare, litre steins of beer and polka music by The International Set!!


LA FÊTE FrancOrléans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at École secondaire Garneau, 6588 rue Carriere. The families of Orléans and surrounding areas are invited to a celebration of Franco-Ontarian Day. FREE family activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. include face painting, outdoor games, visiting firefighters and much more.


ORLÉANS OKTOBERFEST at the Orléans Brewing Co., 4380 Innes Road from 11 a.m. to midnight. Beer Garden with Stray Dog Brewing Co., Broadhead Brewing Company, Brasserie Tuque de Broue and Brasserie Étienne Brûlé. Live entertainment. Games and prizes.

 

Eastern Ontario Wild advance to bantam AAA provincial tournament
By Fred Sherwin
March 21, 2019

The Eastern Ontario Wild major ban-tam AAA team has advanced to the provincial championships after sweeping past the Ottawa Jr. 67s in the Hockey East Ontario (HEO) finals in four straight games.

The Wild won the first three games 9-2, 4-0 and 5-1 and then clinched the title in emphatic fashion with a 10-0 win in Game 4.

After amassing an impressive 33-2-1 record on their way to winning the minor bantam championship last year, the Wild totally dominated the rest of the HEO this past season going undefeated in 38 games. Even when you include the four losses, they still managed to compile a 64-4-4 record.

But all that goes out the window as they prepare to take on the best bantam teams from across the province in the All Ontario Championships which are being held in Toronto from April 1-6.

For the Wild to make it out of the round robin portion of the tournament and into the playoffs, they will need to continue to get significant production from the dynamic duo of Cedric Guindon and David Goyette who both have more than 50 goals and 100 points so far this season – and that doesn’t include tournament action.

In 37 regular season and payoff games, Guindon scored 61 goals and added 56 assists for a total of 117 points, while Goyette has 53 goals and 64 assists in 38 games. A third player, Brayden Bowen, scored 32 goals and added 53 assists in 38 games.

During the regular season, the Wild scored a total of 247 goals, 135 more than their closet rivals. They also gave up a league least 43 goals, which is half as many as the next team. That’s a goals for and against record of plus 204, which works out to more than six goals per game.

The man responsible for harnessing the players’ immense talents is veteran head coach John Robillard who is retiring once the season is over after spending the better part of 25 years behind the bench, most of which were spent with the Gloucester Rangers organization.

The team’s success on the ice this year carried over to the recent CCHL bantam draft during which every player on the roster was picked up.

Bowen and Goyette were selected third and fourth overall by the Cornwall Colts and the Hawkesbury Hawks respectively, and Guindon was selected 11th overall by the Rockland Nationals.

The first Orléans area player to be drafted was defenceman Cedricson Okitundu who was selected 34th overall by the Navan Grads in the fourth round.

Fellow Orléans prospects Chrisitan Berini (21st - Rockland); Nicolas White (38th - Rockland); Liam Hunter (46th - Navan); and Ethan Shore (50th - Rockland) were also selected.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)

 

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Ottawa TFC teams advance to Ontario Cup quarterfinals

Local hurdler wins Canadian junior championship

 
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VIEWPOINT: Preparing for the worst, while hoping for the best

 

WALTER ROBINSON: Labour Day weekend brings a whole list of pending chores

 

HEATHER JAMIESON: Downsizing our possessions and celebrating a year of parkrun Orléans

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