Thursday Sept. 21, 2023

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Upcoming events

ORLÉANS FARMER’S MARKET from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Tenth Line Road featuring local food vendors and producers.

ABIDING WORD GARAGE SALE from from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Abiding Word Lutheran Church, 1575 Belcourt Blvd. Parking lot off of Sunview Dr. To book a FREE table contact Elaine at 613-824-7268 or You can sell for yourself or donate your items to the Church table. All profits raised will go to support the Abiding Word Community Pantry.

SYMPHONY SENIOR LIVING GARAGE SALE from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Symphony Senior Living Orléans, 6419 Lumberman Way. All proceeds to benefit the Orléans Cumberland Community Resource Centre.

POP UP FOOD BANK at  at the Queenswood United Church parking lot, 360 Kennedy Lane East, Orléans. from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Non-perishable food and toiletries will be able free of cost.

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, and a variety of artisan goods.

THE ORLEANS TERRY FOX RUN – Start and finish will take place in the parking lot at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School on Tenth Line Road. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. Open start from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bicycles, rollerblades and strollers are welcome. Dogs must be kept on a leash. Pre-registration and donations can be made at




Local golfer finishes top 10 at visually impaired world championship
Fred Sherwin
April 11, 2023

Local visually impaired golfer Kevin Frost recently returned from South Africa where he finished seventh in both the South African Blind Open and the IBGA World Blind Golf Championships which were both held in Cape Town.

Frost, who has severe tunnel vision equivalent to looking through a straw, managed to brave winds in excess of 50 km/h to finish seventh in the B2 division which is for golfers whose vision is five degrees of less.

Fellow Canadian Kiefer Jones, who has a field of vision of 10 degrees, won the B3 championship in both events which is for golfers with a field of vision between five and 20 degrees.

It was the first time the World Championship has been held since 2018. The 2021 event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Kevin, who took up golfing only four years ago, it’s been a long wait.

“It’s something I’ve been working toward and dreaming about for a while,” says Frost, who recently returned home after two days of travel and two long flights.

In between playing two rounds of golf in the South African Blind Open and three rounds at the World Championships, Frost found time to go on a safari with his fiancée Loretta, who made the trip with him.

“It was amazing,” says Kevin, who was able to see the animals, including an elephant and a tiger, when they got close up to their vehicle. “It’s something everyone should do at least once in their lives.”

As for the golf, Kevin says the conditions were the windiest he has ever played in. “It was so windy that I couldn’t even use my driver or my ball would be blown 40 yards off the course, and when you were putting you only had to tap it to go 20 yards.”

The wind was so bad that Kevin had to keep his baseball cap in his bag because it kept blowing off his head.

Despite the wind, Kevin said it was the experience of a lifetime and something he definitely wants to try again. As for now, he is concentrating on his next tournament, the Ontario Adaptive Championships in July with an eye on a potential trip to the paralympics should golf be added to the program when the paralympics and held in Los Angeles in 2028.

“That is the dream,” says Kevin who was unable to compete in the paralympics in either speed skating or cycling, two other sports he has excelled in, largely because of his age. But golf is much kinder on its participants when it comes to age than other, more physical sports are.

Kevin is also looking forward to seeing his book, Deaf Blind Champion, come out in audio format on Amazon as early as next week. From the beginning, Kevin’s goal was to release an audiobook so that other visually impaired people can benefit from its message.



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