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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





Underdog Wolverines win U13 Canadian Youth Basketball crown
Fred Sherwin
April 27, 2023

The Gloucester Wolverines U13 boys team made history earlier this month by winning the first Canadian Youth Basketball League (CYBL) championship for the Gloucester-Cumberland Basketball Association.

The CYBL has the word “Canadian” in its name, in actual fact the league is entirely made up of teams from Ontario, and in the past the U13 Division 1 title has been held almost exclusively by teams from the GTA.

(Back row l to r) Gabriel Kabongo, Joshua Itongwa, Leo Mvuezolo, Yannis Komy, Zaidan Rahman, Ass’t Coach: Asef Rahman. (Front row: Head Coach: Sean Lavictoire, Brandon Bell, James Lavictoire, Pierce Provencher, Reuben Mesfin, Jaymes Moodie, Joseph Mesfin. Missing from the photo is Mael-Isaac Yattara. PHOTO SUPPLIED

All that changed on April 9 when the Wolverines managed to upset The Performance Group (TPG) U13 team based out of Brampton, in the final game of the CYBL playoffs.

TPG had finished the regular season in first place and were the odds-on favourite to win the league championship, but the Wolverines had other plans. After upsetting the number two and number three seeds in the quarterfinals and semi-finals, the Wolverines, who were the eighth and final seed in the playoffs, completely dominated TPG in the gold medal game, winning by a margin of 62-47.

The Wolverines were invited to join the CYBL after placing second in the U12 Ontario Basketball Association provincial championships last season and winning the U12 Eastern Ontario Basketball Association championship with an undefeated record.

The Wolverines have decided play up an age group in the EOBA this year and are more than holding their own with a 7-5 record, good enough for fourth place heading into the post season.

This is Sean Lavictoire’s first year as the head coach after serving as an assistant for the past three years.

According to Lavictoire, the big reason for the team’s success in CYBL playoffs was the decision to give his bigger players more minutes.

“During the regular season, I played everyone equally to give them a chance to develop their game, show what they were capable of and gain confidence. But as we went into the playoffs, it came down to wanting to win the title,” says Lavictoire.

The results speak for themselves. Aside from a nail-biter of an opening game which they won 59-57 on a last second layup by Yannis Komy, the Wolverines dominated the opposition, winning their quarterfinal 51-33 over Grassroots Elite Canada and the semi-final 63-53 over Top Tier East.

“The Canadian Youth Basketball League is arguably the top youth league in Canada as far as the competition goes,” says Lavictoire. “So winning the championship is a huge accomplishment for us and for the Gloucester Wolverines’ program.”



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