November 2021 Newsletter

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Daylight Savings Time

Sunday November 7th marks the day we “fall back” or set our clocks back one hour. Don’t forget to change all devices in your home either before you go to bed Saturday or when you wake up on Sunday.

There are links to increases in traffic accidents in the days following this shift in time, so take extra care when going about your week following the change. It will also be all the more important to get outside during the day to enjoy some sunshine now that we will have less daylight in the evening.

Do you think Daylight Savings Time should be kept or abolished?  Here’s a 2016 article from CBC if you’re curious to know more about Daylight Savings Time:

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Remembrance Day ceremonies in Orléans

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If you do not feel comfortable or able to attend an in-person ceremony you can pay respects virtually at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony. This will be available on most news channels, as well as some live stream options through Facebook or other social media.

Outdoor Volunteer Opportunity

Are you comfortable working outside in cold weather and want to give back by using your physical talents? We are looking for additional volunteers to help maintain the community rink off of St. Moritz Drive (behind Convent Glen Catholic Elementary School).

Tasks include:  shoveling the ice surface after snowfalls, flooding the ice surface, using the snow blower to remove snow from the ice surface. Other tasks may be assigned by the lead volunteer. What we need most is additional help after large snowfalls to shovel and remove snow off the rink. Supplies are provided.

We have a very strong team of volunteers who maintain our rink and the feedback from visitors has been very positive.  If you want to learn about how to properly maintain an outdoor rink surface, this is a great opportunity for you!

Contact if you are interested or if you’d like more information.

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2022 Winter Carnival – Save the Date

Although we were unable to host our annual Winter Carnival in 2021, we are hopeful that vaccination rates and public health measures will allow us to host one in 2022.

Please mark your calendar for Saturday February 12th and watch for more information in the months to come.

Save the date - November 30th - Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is November 30th

The 9th annual GivingTuesday is coming up this year, but you might be wondering what it is and how it was started.  From “GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.”

If you’d like to donate to a local organization, here are a few suggestions:

If you want to participate in GivingTuesday but aren’t sure where you’d like to direct your donation, you can also go to and search for causes by category, location or key word.  To help you choose, each charity’s profile includes information about their mission and work, as well as their revenues and expenses and the number of employees.

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