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Charity car show

On June 22 a charity car show for the Orléans Cumberland Food Bank is being held, complete with some really great entertainment for all ages! For children, there will be a bouncy castle and a super clown named Little John. For the car lovers, Vincent Fumo's dragster all the way from Montréal and Maremont exhaust will be on display. Also on site will be an old fashioned ice cream truck, a food vendor, a children's bake sale and an amazing DJ and jazz singer!


Ottawa Mommy Club Picnic

The second annual Ottawa Mommy Club Picnic in support of CHEO will be held on Saturday June 23rd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Museum of Science and Technology, 1867 St Laurent Blvd. We are inviting all family members to participate rain or shine as we reserved a room inside in case of bad weather.  Activities: Dance Drama with Peacock Dynasty, Kindermusik Family Class with Tanya Campbell, fitness class with Kangaroo Fitness, meet a princess from Little Party Princess Fun and more! Info:


Finest Strawberry Social in Orléans

A Strawberry Social will be held between 3 -5 p.m. on Saturday June 23 2012, at Orleans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd.

Tickets are $7.00. For children 12 & under they are only $3.00! Proceeds will support World Development & Relief. Bring your family, friends & neighbours.


Pub walk!

The Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club invites you to a pub walk on June 26. Start time 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. from Grace O’Malley’s Pub, 1151 Ogilvie Road.  Enjoy food and refreshments after your 5 or 10 km walk! Participation in the walk is free.  Info: Benoit Pinsonneault 613-746-9071 or  


2012 Seniors’ Tea

MP Royal Galipeau invites all seniors living in the constituency of Ottawa–Orléans to join him at the seventh annual Seniors’ Tea.  The event will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at 2 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 800 Taylor Creek Blvd., Orléans.  Delicious light snacks and entertainment will be part of this free event. Call 613-834-1800 to reserve your ticket.  Spaces are limited.  Reservations will be made on a first come, first serve basis.

Canada Day at the Legion

You are invited to join us to celebrate Canada Day at Legion Branch 632, Orléans, 800 Taylor Creek Drive.  Live entertainment from 4:30 p.m.  Food is available at $8.  Bring your lawn chairs and watch the Petrie Island fireworks from our lawn.  Visit us at


Greater Orleans Canada Day Celebration

On July 1, at Petrie Island a whole host of activities has been planned starting at 11 a.m. This year’s performances include:  Eric’s Academy of Music “Canada Day Band-Off",  “God Keep Our Land- Glorious and Free” Gospel Concert,  The Art Vandelays, Drew Nelson Band, karaoke in the beer tent, opening ceremony will feature Victoria Powell and local politicians. There will also be a Children’s Zone complete with: Circus Delights, Official Princesses, Ray’s Reptiles, Radical Science, family Olympics and beach volleyball.  There will be concessions on site. Fireworks display at 10:05 p.m. For more information visit:


Take a walk on Canada Day

The Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club is sponsoring a 5 or 10 km walk on Canada Day, July 1. Meet at YMCA-YWCA, 180 Argyle Street.  Start time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Participation is free.  Info: Donna Sullivan, 613-224-6880 or

Free Community Summer Playgroup

Everyone is welcome to join the Abiding Word Lutheran Church at 1575 Belcourt Blvd. in Orléans, for a FREE playgroup for children ages 0 – 5. It runs weekly on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. between July 11 – August 22. Each week your child will participate in fun, Christian based activities such as story time, crafts and more! Enjoy meeting other parents in your community in a relaxing environment over the summer. Limited space available so please pre-register ASAP. For more information and to register, contact Elaine at 613-824-7268 or at

Volunteers needed at Madonna nursing home in Orleans

Residents need assistance with feeding, primarily at dinnertime. Also, friendly faces are needed to take residents for walks or activities held at Madonna. Or, just to engage an isolated resident in conversation. This does not require more than a couple hours a week but will make a great difference in a resident’s life. If you are able to assist contact: Liliene Mey Yee, recreational director, 613-824-2040 ext 705

The Ottawa Mommy Club

Visit their free information website about parenting, resources, family related issues, upcoming events and much more, along with a monthly meet up, newsletters and contests. It’s free to join!

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Organizations: Orléans Cumberland Food Bank, Ottawa Mommy Club Picnic, Museum of Science and Technology Little Party Princess Fun Orleans United Church TeaMP Royal Galipeau Royal Canadian Legion Legion Branch Academy of Music Canada DayThe Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club YMCA-YWCA Abiding Word Lutheran Church ASAP Cumberland

Geographic location: Orléans, Ottawa, Little John Montréal 1151 Ogilvie Road Taylor Creek OrleansResidents

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