Air Cadets receive funding
This year’s Local Flavours event is giving all of their funds raised to the 5 Cyclone Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Pictured from the left, Vanessa Carriere, member of the Department of Economic Development, Loni John, Nicki Armstrong, Andre Guilbault, Lisette Dufour, Jennifer Pershick, Rick Alley and Dominique Tremblay, director of planning, building, economic development. Glover photo

EMBRUN – Who knew Russell Township was bursting with so much flavour?

Local residents gathered at the Embrun Community Centre on Sat., Oct. 26 to take part in the fourth annual Local Flavours event to meet with local breweries and producers and get to know exactly what is offered in their area. This year’s recipient for the funds raised during the event will be the 5 Cyclone Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

“We have businesses from all over the township and also Orleans, out of the region,” said Dominique Tremblay, director of planning, building, economic development. “We are selling food, wine and beer.”

This year, a total of 21 vendors set up shop, same as last year’s event. The organizers admitted that they would like to invite more businesses to the event but the community centre is already at full capacity.

“Obviously we would want to expand as much as possible and make sure we are accommodating as many businesses as we can but space is an issue,” said Tremblay. “We know that council is really pushing to keep this event going and get bigger, but we’ll have to find other options for sure.”

Upon leaving the event, Tremblay hopes that people will become more aware of the local businesses and producers in the area, helping to keep local businesses thriving.

“I hope that people will be able to recognize businesses that they didn’t know before and they’ll know what businesses will be serving what,” she said. “They’re going to be tasting something that they’ll want to taste again and then go and visit those businesses.”