• Candice Vetter

CJRO News for the week of February 17 to 23

Candice Vetter.

On Sunday, February 23, the Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club welcomes the community to brunch at 10:15 a.m. at the Carlsbad Springs Community Centre, at 6020 Piperville Road. Gaston Desjardins is the chef. New member Shannon Anderson will also be sworn in.

The Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace lottery is heating up. The jackpot is now almost $53,000 dollars, and only 28 numbers remain. The weekly win is over $3,500. The next draw is Sunday, February 23 at Etienne Brule Brewery in Embrun. Tickets are available at many retail outlets in Russell, Embrun, Metcalfe, and Winchester. For locations or to buy online go to .

Orleans residents are reminded of their by-election voting day on Thursday, February 27. To find out where you vote see

The Limoges Firefighters’ Association is hosting supper and Bingo, on Friday, February 28, at the Limoges Community Centre, at 205 Limoges Road. Supper starts at 5 p.m. and Bingo at 7 p.m. Fireball tickets will also be available.

For employers, the application period for Canada Summer Jobs funding is only open until February 24. The program helps employers create summer job opportunities and valuable work experience for youth aged 15 to 30. For eligibility and the application guide, go to slash Canada summer jobs, visit a Service Canada Office, or call 1-800-935-5555.

If you are seeking a summer job, the Community Service Group is seeking students for animation positions, for Camp Kawabunga, in Casselman, Alexandria, and Crysler, and for the Connect Camp (for special needs children). The Group is also looking for an Administrative Assistant. For more information, go to

The Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club is looking for student volunteers. The club will be organizing spring and summer activities and needs student helpers. To add your name to the volunteer list call Lucie Régimbald at 613-821-3431.

Landowners along the South Indian Creek and Livigne Creek are invited to view and comment on new natural hazard maps prepared by South Nation Conservation. Staff from SNC will be available at 139 Mabel St. in Limoges, on Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for more information on floodplain and erosion hazards email or call 1-877-984-2948.

A Russell Trivia Night and Silent Auction will take place Saturday, March 21. Russell Trivia Nights raise funds for various causes. This one is in support of the Fortier Family, and their five-year-old daughter Lily. Lily is on dialysis and preparing for a kidney transplant. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Russell Arena at 1084 Concession St., Russell. Contact Julia at to reserve your table or donate to the auction.

Another Trivia Night on March 28 will benefit the 5 Cyclone Air Cadets.

Spring cleaning time is approaching. So if you have unwanted items, save them for March It On Out on March 28. The Russell and District Horticultural Society hosts this annual swap meet at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, at 1211 South Russell Road in the Village of Russell. Bring your donations the Friday night before the event, and volunteers will sort them into categories. The next day, for a small fee, everyone can come and take away as much or as little as they like.

The St-Guillaume parish, in partnership with the Vars Community Association, the Vars Optimist Club, and the BPG Buying Group, are seeking golfers, sponsors and volunteers. They are needed for the benefit golf tournament and supper, in support of the parish and of community needs, on Saturday, May 30, at Casselview Golf Course. For more information see

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