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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.

 

Panthers kick off NCAFA season in impressive season
By Fred Sherwin
July 24, 2019

Cumberland Panthers quarterback Shiloh Mukendy bowls over a would-be Kanata Knight tackler on his way into the end zone during the opening game of the NCAFA season for both mosquito teams . FRED SHERWIN PHOTO
The Cumberland Panthers kicked off the 2019 National Capital minor football season with a trio of wins over the Kanata Knights on Sunday.

The football club’s tyke, peewee and bantam teams all notched wins over their west end opponents, while the mosquito squad lost by just two points in what many observers believe was a preview of the likely A-Cup final in November.

The game was a see-saw affair featuring two of the best mosquito-age players in the city – Panthers’ quarterback Shiloh Mukendy and Knights running back Nanakjeet Auluk.

Mukendy ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more in a 26-24 loss to last year’s A-Cup finalists. Auluk countered Mukendy’s heroics with touchdown runs of 66, 60 and 42 yards.

But the difference in the game was a pair of runs by Dexter Dunlop. With the Knights trailing by four points late in the third quarter and everyone on the sidelines expecting the ball to be handed off to Auluk on third and 20 play, they gave it to Dunlop on a misdirection play instead and he scampered through the Panthers defence for the go ahead major.

Dunlop’s second influential play came in the final minute when he picked up a first down on a third and long play that dashed any hopes of a Panthers comeback.

After the game Panthers head coach Erick Anderson put the loss in perspective.

“I can’t fault the kids’ effort. We played the game with maximum effort we just had a few lapses on both sides of the ball,” said Anderson. “Every one can play a little better and our job as coaches is to help get better so that by the time we see them in the playoffs, the result will be different.”

The result was different for both the tyke and peewee teams on Sunday.

The tyke squad rolled to a decisive 46-24 win over their Knight opponents, while the peewee team won 51-40.

The tykes were led by Elisha Mufuta and Nicolas Charlebois who scored three touchdowns each. Jacob Pranscke also scored a touchdown for the Panthers.

In the peewee game, Hugo Djeumeni ran for 331 yards and scored six touch-downs in a breakout performance, while Jackson Plante completed six of eight passes for 80 yards including an eight yard touchdown toss to receiver Aidan Head.

The Panthers other touchdown was scored by Marvyn Larozar on a 70-yard kickoff return. On defence the peewee Panthers were led by Seth Poirier (eight solo tackles and a sack) and Josh Moreby (five solo tackles and a sack).

The bantam game was a total white-wash as the senior Panthers squad showed why they are the odds on favourite to defend the title they won last season.

The kick return team forced the Knights to turn the ball over on the opening kick-off which the Panthers promptly turned into six points. It was déja vu all over again on the ensuing kick-off as the Knights turned the ball over once again and once again the Panthers made them pay for their mistake with another quick touchdown run by Campbell.

The fleet-footed running back would add another touchdown before the end of the first quarter to put the Panthers up 21-0. They would add three more TDs in the second stanza – one each by Jefferson Bretanys-Desca and Nathaniel Beavais along with Campbell’s fourth of the game – to increase their advantage to 42-0.

A rouge in the fourth quarter by kicker Jake Henderson would make the final score 43-0. He also converted all six of the Panthers’ touchdowns.

The successful start to the season should bode well for the Panthers football club which is hoping to repeat the success they achieved last year when they won three of the four A-Cup titles up for grabs.

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


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