Community Billboard-October 27

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Terri Bennett at the Legion

Friday, October 28 Terri Bennett entertaining 6 - 10 p.m. at the Orléans Legion, 800 Taylor Creek for your listening and dancing pleasure.  Buffet dinner available 5 - 7 p.m. to make a reservation call 613-590-2772.  For additional information call 613-830-9984. Also, Saturday, October 29 Breakfast 8:30 - 11 a.m. at the Orléans Legion, 800 Taylor Creek.  Start your weekend with a hearty breakfast served by friendly volunteers.  For more info call 613-830-9984.

Blackburn grandmas AIDing grandmas at Lansdowne

Blackburn grandmas AIDing grandmas join Grand Market at Lansdowne Park Sunday October 30 with fifteen other "grandmother groups" from the Ottawa area.  We feature Well Preserved  -  Jam and Chocolate, a scrumptious assortment of preserves and chocolate goodies all handmade with love by the grannies.  The Market runs from 9am - 3pm in the Horticulture Building; browse vintage clothing, jewellery,toys, crafts, games, plants, home collectibles, and food. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation "grandmothers campaign" in aid of African grandmothers struggling to raise children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. For more info 613-824-3524.

Needed: builder for wooden frames

Looking for someone to build simple wooden frames for a community group that weaves mats for the needy out of plastic milk bags. Contact Danielle at

Information Session

Creating a Spiritual Society: A Practical Vision for the Future. An information session on the Bahá'i Faith. Friday, October 28, 7:30 p.m. Lori Nash Room at the Cumberland Library Branch, 1599 Tenth Line (Ray Friel Complex)

Are you thinking about Writing Your Life Story?

Have you been thinking about writing your life story? Perhaps you have tried, but need a bit more structure and motivation? Great Stories Never Told is a program, run by Sonshine Community Ministries and funded partially by the Government of Ontario, that provides seniors with the opportunity to record their life story in print and/or have it recorded on video. In just 6 sessions, we help you write your life story. The end result is your life story in print, with colour photographs. We provide the coaching, adaptive software if needed and help with editing. The program starts September 26th, and the last date to join the program is October 31st. Don’t delay- your children, grandchildren and family are waiting for your story! It’s a lasting heirloom that will impact others. For more information about the Great Stories Never Told Program, visit or contact Kofo at 613 834-8187 x 26.

Contact North information session

MPP Ottawa-Orléans, Marie-France Lalonde with Contact North invites you to meet Christina Patterson, Acting Director Recruitment and Partnerships with Contact North and learn about getting a degree, diploma or certificate or upgrading skills through online learning without leaving your community. Thursday, November 3, 2016 form 1pm to 3 pm at 255 Centrum Blvd. Info and RSVP 613-834-8679.

Orléans Lions Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

The Orléans Lions Club will be holding their annual spaghetti dinner in the St Joseph’s Church Hall on Friday 04 November. There will be a chinese auction of items and a draw. This event raised several thousand dollars last year from the dinner and the auction.  Table reservations for groups may be arranged ahead of time. Tickets are from Orléans Lions Club members or may be obtained by phone from Claude Bertrand at 613-513-8720; or by email at

Snowflake Bazaar

November 5-Queenswood United Church in Orleans is hosting its annual “SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR” on Saturday, November 5th from 8:30am to 2:00pm.  This event features our own handmade crafts, fresh homemade baking, jams & canned goods, books and “Lunch at the Tea Room”.  We are situated at 360 Kennedy Lane East just off Prestone Drive behind Queenswood Villa.  For information please call 613-837-6784 or email

Catholic Women's League Craft Fair

Join us on Sat. Nov. 5 from 8:30-2pm at 3092 Innes Rd. in Blackburn Hamlet and start your Christmas shopping early.  Choose from craft tables featuring Christmas wreaths and decorations, jewellery, children's clothing and toys,handmade aprons, slippers and sweaters plus much much more.  Home baking is available with pies, cakes, cookies and squares at the bake table.  Stay for lunch and enjoy one of our delicious home made soups and sandwiches while the Café offers coffee and a variety of muffins.  Free parking and admission. Info: 613-824-6290

Christmas Craft Fair and Art Sale

The May Court Club of Ottawa is hosting their first annual Christams Craft Fair and Art Sale, Saturday November 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 114A Camerone Avenue. There will be art, baked goods, jams & preserves, ugly sweaters, knits, candy, Christmas wreaths, centerpieces, tree ornaments, silent auction, and so much more. Enjoy refreshments in our festive tearoom with live chamber music in the early afternoon. Admission is free.

Fashion FunRaiser

The Fashion FunRaiser will be held on Tuesday, November 8th at Shepherd’s Fashions Train Yards from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Tickets are $50.00 and available from The Club during office hours 613-733-4681. Guests will be greeted with a glass of bubbly, and served wine, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to win door prizes and bid on a silent auction. As you know, Shepherd’s is a strong supporter of community events and we are delighted to be joining forces with them to present their fashions.  10% of the sales during this show will go to supporting The May Court Club’s community service projects.

Landlord and Tenant Board information session

MPP Ottawa-Orléans, Marie-France Lalonde with The Landlord and Tenant Board invites you to information session - The LTB will provide information about the procedures and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under the Residential Tenancies Act.  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 form 7pm to 9 pm at 255 Centrum Blvd. Info and RSVP 613-834-8679.

Good Shepherd Parish Annual Charity Auction

The Good Shepherd Parish on 3092 Innes Road will be holding their annual Charity Auction on Friday, November 11, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Everyone is welcome. Come join the fun and get a jump on your Christmas shopping. The funds raised will be for food hampers for the needy in our community.

Remembrance Day Walk

Friday, November 11, 2016,Time:  9:30am-noon,Trail Information:  various lengths- Level 2B, Location:  Meet at the Champagne Baths, 321 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa. Exit highway 417 at King Edward through Sandy Hill passing Rideau Street to 321 King Edward Avenue.  Champagne Baths are on the right. Fee:  $2.00. This will be a group walk of the Champagne Baths Tribute to the Forces Permanent Trail with  a stop at the National War Memorial service for the 2 minute silence at the 11th hour.  A group lunch will follow at a location to be determined. Contact:  Benoit Pinsonneault 613-746-9071.

Meet the Author

'Meet the author' event is being held on November 12, 2016 at the Cumberland branch of the Ottawa Public Library, Lori Nash Meeting Room, 1599 Tenth Line Road, between 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. Chat with a local author and look at his debut fiction Quest For Second Sex. Not only coffee and doughnuts will be served, but also you may win an e-version of the fiction. For more information: or phone 613-824-0387.

Notre-Dame-Des-Champs Parish fundraising event

Notre-Dame-des-Champs Parish is organizing a fundraising event, Saturday November 19th, 2017 at RAFO, 3349 Navan Rd. starting at 5pm, diner at 6pm. For more information or to buy tickets, $60 each or $450/8. Call Marcel Denis at 613-850-1428, of parish office at 613-824-2486.

Volunteer Needed

The Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre is in need of volunteer translators for Arabic speaking clients.  The volunteers may be asked to volunteer at different sites and could be needed during the weekdays or possibly in the evening. Please contact Gayle at 613-741-6025 x106 or

AGA Ottawa

A peer led support group for parents who are estranged from their adult children & grandparents who are prevented from having a relationship with their grandchildren. We meet the first & third Wednesday of each month @ 7PM @ Manoir Portobello. Attendance is free & anonymous. For more info visit our website @

Christmas Lights Walk

Sunday, December 11, 2016, Start Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm (Trail closes at 8:30pm). Trail Information:  5 & 10 km Map Walk- Level 2B. Location:  Connors Irish Pub, 2401 St, Joseph Boulevard, Ottawa, ON; K1C 1E9 (613-837-5050), Fee:  $2.00. Take highway 174 east to Jeanne d'Arc Blvd exit, turn right to the traffic circle, enter the traffic circle in the left lane and exit the third exit travelling East on St. Joseph Blvd to Connors Pub on the left just past Orleans Blvd traffic lights. Parking is available in the parking lot. Join your fellow walkers for a meal or refreshments at the Pub following the walk. Contact:  Karen Venema 613-731-5417.

Ladies Auxiliary Branch 632 Royal Canadian Legion Needs You

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of our beloved Veterans, their families, and various deserving charities in our community?  You can do that and more by becoming a member of our Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 632, Orleans.  We provide financial and volunteer support to the Legion’s programs such as Remembrance Day, Veterans Day and other charitable organizations that we champion by our innovative ways of raising funds as well as making new friends and having a good time.  It would be our pleasure to welcome you into our circle of friendly volunteers.  Please contact Barbara at (613) 837-1905 or Valerie at (613) 824-8546.

Volunteers Needed

1 or 2 translators (Arabic – English) with very flexible schedule. Urgent need for Meals on Wheels drivers (must be available during the weekday) Office volunteer, computer skills, minute taking, data entry.

Billet Families for Cumberland Grads Jr. A Hockey

If you are interested in joining the Grads family and feel you may be a successful candidate, please contact  Sylvain Favreau or Heather Bracken . Sylvain Favreau can be contacted at or 613-850-9598. Heather Bracken can be contacted at or 613-864-7097.

Entertainment at the Legion

Live entertainment every Friday 7 - 11 p.m. at the Orléans Legion, 800 Taylor Creek for your listening and dancing pleasure.  Buffet dinner available 5 - 7 p.m. call 613-590-7227 to make a reservation.  For further information call 613-830-9984.

Transportation Drivers

The Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre is in need of Transportation Drivers to take seniors to medical appointments and Friendly Visitors to visit seniors in their homes.  All volunteer roles with EORC are done during the weekday.  Transportation Drivers must have their own vehicle and care a minimum of $2M liability insurance.  Both of these roles require a police record check.  Please contact Gayle for further information at 613-741-6025 x106 or

Carpet Bowling and Cards

Seniors 632,  at the Royal Canadian Legion 632, 800 Taylor Creek Road, Orleans, invites you to come out and enjoy Carpet Bowling and Cards with us. We meet every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. for Carpet Bowling and Euchre in the afternoon at 1:00 p.m., also every Friday afternoon, at 1:00 pm. for Whist. Activities include potlucks, Sugar Bush, Mini Putt, Casino trips and Christmas dinner. Membership fee is $15.00 per person/per year. Lunch is served at the Legion by Peter from 11 – 2. For more information please call:  Bob, President 613- 835-2755 or Linda, Ways and Means, 613-834-1956.

Helping Hands

Humanitarian group offers workshops twice a month one in the evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the second Thursday of the month and the Saturday following from 10 am to 12 pm) on how to make items for the needy worldwide using repurposed materials such plastic milkbags to create sleeping mats & layette bags, for more information contact Danielle at or check our Facebook page Helping Hands OTTAWA east.

Retirees in Motion

The Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre is sponsoring the East Ottawa chapter of Retirees In Motion.  We invite you to check out their website and become a member online at:

Disable adult drop-in

Interested In A Disabled Adult Drop-In?  YMCA - Weekdays 11 to 4, Contact Linda 824-1585.

Kiwanis Orléans

Help us make a difference in our community. To join our free membership club please Email Harley to or visit See you at our next meeting!

We need your help!

Are you organizing an event? Is there something interesting happening in your community? Well, we want to know about it! Help us build our "Community Billboard" section so that we can keep all of Orléans and Cumberland posted on what's going on in the neighbourhood. Please send any suggestions to


Organizations: Cumberland Library, Stephen Lewis Foundation, Orléans Lions Club Resource Centre May Court Club Church Hall Queenswood United Church The Landlord and Tenant Board Ottawa Public Library RAFO Irish Pub Royal Canadian Legion Branch Helping Hands YMCA

Geographic location: Ottawa, Taylor Creek Road, Orleans Lansdowne Park Ontario St Joseph 321 King Edward Avenue 114A Camerone Avenue 3092 Innes Road Sandy Hill Rideau Street 1599 Tenth Line Road Sugar Bush Motion

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