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ORLÉANS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 6 and 7 and from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 in the Centrum Blvd. Festival Plaza. Presented by Orléans Festivals and the Heart of Orléans BIA featuring craft beer from 29 different craft brewers. Food vendors will include Orléans own Meatings BBQ. Live music all three days. For more information visit

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ presented by the Ottawa School of Theatre at the Shenkman Arts Centre. This is an all ages production. Showtimes June 7 at 7 p.m. and June 8 and 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for children and students. For more information visit

ORLÉANS OUTDOOR MARKET from 12 noon to 6 p.m. in the Ray Frield Centre parking lot on Tenth Line Road. Come meet local vendors and artians from across the east end.

4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Centrum Blvd. Food trucks, music, live perfomances, dancing and hands on activities for the whole family.

CARIVIBE BLOCK PARTY from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Orléans Festival Plaza on Centrum Blvd. featuring an All-Star International D.J. Lineup, Caribbean food, dancers and the Kids Carnival Village. Visit the Latin Street Party stage and enjoy Bachata, Kizomba, Salsa Romantica and Latin Dance Workshops, brought to you by A.S.A Dance Production. Advance tickets $15.00. Kids 12 and under FREE. Tickets can be purchased by visiting


Local athletes shine at HS track & field championships
By Fred Sherwin
May 27, 2019

Michael Assivero looks on as his teammate St. Matthew High School teammate Jeremy Eneyka wins the midget boys 100-metres at the NCSSAA championships on May 23. FRED SHERWIN PHOTO
High school athletes from across the region gathered at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility at Mooney’s Bay last week for the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association championships and several competitors from the east end managed to rise above the pack.

Top among them was Kayla Vieux from École secondaire Louis-Riel who placed first in the senior girls 200 metres; second in the 100 metres by just five one-hundredths of a second; and then led her team to a big win in the senior girls 4x100 relay along with Kadiatou Wann, Megan Roy and Elodie Lavictoire.

Like Vieux, Wann and Roy were both double event winners. Wann defended her title in the senior girls long jump and Roy won the senior girls 800 metres to go along with a third place result in the 400-metre hurdles.

The top five athletes in each event will get to compete in the OFSAA East Region meet being held in Belleville on May 30 and 31. The East Region meet serves as a qualifier for the OFSAA provincial championships being held in Guelph from June 6-8.

Louis-Riel will have the largest contingent heading to Belleville this week with 11 athletes managing to finish in the top five in their respective events.

École secondaire Gisèle-Lalonde is sending eight athletes to Belleville including Leewinchel Jean who won the senior boys 400-metre hurdles and placed second in the 100-metre hurdles in a race he could have won if not for briefly brushing arms with the runner in the lane beside him which slowed him down enough to lose the race by just three-tenths of a second.

“I’m a little disappointed because I really wanted to win both races, but those things happen I guess, I’ll be ready in Belleville,” said Jean, whose winning time of 55.20 seconds in the 400 hurdles qualified him for this summer’s Pan-Am Junior Championships in Costa Rica which was one of his goals coming into the high school season.

St. Peter High School will be represented at the East Region championships by Vienna Courteau, who won the 80-metre hurdles and placed second in the long jump. She will be joined in Belleville by Katie Newlove, who placed second in the senior girls 3,000-metres and third in the 1500.

One of the biggest surprises of the NCSSAA championships was the performance of the St. Matthew High School team and its male sprinters in particular. Jeremy Enyeka won the midget boys 100-metre sprint competing in track for the first time. The Grade 9 student is one of four members of the school’s football team who decided to try out for the track team.

Fellow Tiger Michael Assivero placed fourth in the 100 and the pair combined forces with Gedeon Mbenga and Cameron Hutchinson to win the midget boys 4x100 relay.

But the biggest surprise of the meet was delivered by St. Matthew’s senior boys sprint relay team which won the event despite the fact that none of the four runners finished higher than fifth in their individual event.

Nathan Casimir placed fifth in the 100-metre final; Lovely Tshibanda placed 10th in the 100-metre preliminaries and failed to make the final; Alex Vilain finished fifth in the junior boys 100; and Gorky Dumas didn’t compete in an individual event, he only ran in the relay.

Together they ran a nearly perfect race with a flawless series of hand-offs. They beat their nearest rivals by 0.17 seconds in a time of 44.83 seconds.

Other performances of note by east end athletes include Corey Abouem from Gloucester High School who won the junior girls shot put with a record throw of 11.18 metres; Carl Mallet from Colonel By Secondary School who won the midget boys javelin and placed second in the long jump; Jeremy Delorme, also from Colonel By, who won the junior boys triple jump; and Wariso Dullo from Gloucester H.S. who won the senior boys javelin.

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



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