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CJRO News October 17 to October 23, 2022

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

Hello, bonjour, and welcome to CJRO News on CJRO Radio. I’m Candice Vetter, reporting from Embrun.

Milia Nadeau, a teen from Embrun, has returned from the World Karate Championships in Killarney, Ireland, with four gold medals. Milia is a brown belt who trains in the Orleans Douvris dojo and competes in the 13- to 14-year-old category. She won all four of her matches, Chinese Form, Team Point Fighting, Individual Point Fighting and Individual Light Contact Fighting. She has trained in martial arts since the age of five and attends Embrun High School. She qualified at the National qualifications held in Ottawa in May. Her parents report she felt very proud to win gold in all categories after training so hard at her dojo and at the Sports Dome in Embrun.

CURL ON recently presented Bryan Cochrane of the Russell Curling Club with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Cochrane is a five-time Ontario Provincial Champion. He has skipped many teams which made it to championship games, played in several important briers, and his team won the 2019 World Senior Championship, among other achievements.

Organizers and attendees of the first Bourget Community Market event reported a great turnout last Saturday at the Bourget Pavilion. It featured music and activities for families, lots of vendors and a chance to meet friends. You can see photos on our website at under News.

The Russell Public Library is hosting a Teen and Adult Poetry Contest. A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the winner in each category. Submit in French or English by November 4th. See for more information.

The Jonathan Pitre fully accessible park is now open at 150 Sportsplex Lane in Embrun. The new park includes an accessible play structure, swings, boat structure, and exercise equipment, as well as tennis and basketball courts. It’s the first accessible park in the Township of Russell and is named in honour of local teen Jonathan Pitre, who passed away in 2018, and had been disabled by his medical condition.

Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace jackpot is now estimated at $94,000, and the weekly prize is estimated over $5,000. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at many retail locations in the local area.

PlayCJRO Radio Bingo this week, on Friday, October 21st at 7 p.m. Get cards at Jude's Pizza, Carlsbad Variety, and Rene's Corner. Listen on CJRO Radio (107.7 FM in Carlsbad Springs or 107.9 FM in Vars), online at or via the Radio Player Canada app and the Tune In app.

There is lots of fun coming up at the end of this month, including, of course, Hallowe’en.

Tickets for the ABBA Story Gala on Saturday, October 29th are on sale at Tickets include charcuterie boards, some refreshments and a spectacular ABBA tribute show.

Also on October 29th, the Octogone and Optimist clubs of Vars invite local young monsters to their Hallowe’en Dance. The dance will be at Ecole St-Guillaume’s gym at 5750 Buckland Road in Vars, on Saturday, October 29th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Then on October 30th, keep the costumes going with a Monsters’ Ball at La Maison des Arts in Embrun. The dance, games, face painting and more fun activities run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about the arts school see

The Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club’s Halloween party for children in the Carlsbad Springs, Edwards and Ramsayville area will be outdoors from 1 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30th at the Carlsbad Springs Community Center. To register contact the club via their Facebook page.

The Russell Run is Returning this Fall with a 1.2 km Kids Run, a 5 km Road Race and a Fun Run, with the addition this year a 10 km run. The run is Saturday, October 29th, two days from Halloween so costumes are more than welcome. See for more information.

The Eastern Ontario Snowmobile Club fundraiser Halloween Bash is October 29th from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Oasis RV Resort in Limoges. There will be door prizes and live music, $5 off entry if wearing a costume. Contact the club for tickets.

Here’s a brief mention of upcoming events in November—yes, November!

Le Pavillon Seniors Residence in Embrun is hosting a Christmas bazaar on Saturday, November 5th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The residence is at 1122 Notre-Dame Street and features residents’ homemade crafts and local vendors. Donations to the Embrun foodbank are appreciated.

Russell St. Andrews and St. Pauls United Church is hosting a Jiggs Dinner on Saturday November 26th, at 4:30 p.m. There are seventeen food items included in the full chicken dinner. Take out or sit in. Contact Bill Norman at 613 445 2974 or

On November 8th the last total lunar eclipse of the year will be visible in the early morning hours in our time zone. The partial umbral eclipse starts at 4:09 a.m., totality is from 5:16 a.m. and lasts about an hour, and the eclipse ends at 6:41 a.m. as the moon sets. Lunar eclipses are safe to look at directly.

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