News and Announcements
The Orléans Bengals would like to thank Daytime Ottawa and the whole team at Rogers 22 for having us on to talk about our upcoming season. We had a blast with host, Dylan Black, and were very excited to be given such a great opportunity.
Representing the Bengals were:
Team President: Michael “Chili” Johnson
Mosquito Head Coach: George Zigoumis
Bengals Mom: Heather Godin
Bengals Godfather and the heart and soul of our team: Aldege Bellefeuille
- - Aldege “Bear” Bellefeuille III (Peewee)
- - Christos Zigoumis (Mosquito)
- - Emmett Godin (Mosquito)
If you are a Rogers customer and you missed the live broadcast, you can view it at the following link: http://rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=4&gid=275353.
If you do not have a Rogers account, you can view the first half of the show in the Media section of the website.
Recipient – Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers
The Orléans Bengals are very proud to have the opportunity to inform all of you that on Friday April 28th, 2017, Bengals beloved coach, father, friend, mentor and old-school gentleman whom we all know and love, Aldege Bellefeuille, was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteer by none other than the Governor General, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.
Aldege exemplifies the four pillars necessary to build a strong, vibrant community; service delivery excellence, leadership, innovation and relationship building the field. He is always able to handle difficult conversations with honesty, integrity and compassion; this is what continues to earn him the respect of his players, fellow coaches, parents, referees, etc.. Community volunteers gravitate to confident leaders because confidence is contagious, and it helps the entire organization to believe that there are great things are in store. Aldege is not only an incredible volunteer who gives back every day of his life but he is also the Bengals leader on and off the field.
Aldege is one of those people whose skill and dedication motivate those around him, raising the quality of coaching and learning in everyone he touches. There are no words to express the gratitude that the Orléans Bengals feel towards Aldege Bellefeuille and we are honoured that he has chosen to be part of our organization for so many years.
The Orléans Bengals would like to thank our MPP Marie-France Lalonde for taking the time to drop by the club house to discuss the future of amateur football in Orléans. We appreciated being able to talk about the safety measures that are now in place for amateur football including Safe Contact certification for all of our coaches as well as significant improvements in player equipment. We look forward to working with her in the future to continue to improve the accessibility of amateur football in our community.
Please make sure to read and share the wonderful article that was published in the March 8th edition of the Orléans News. Congratulations to our Team President Michael “Chili” Johnson as well as Our Project Coordinator Tammy Copp for all of their hard work on this wonderful initiative. The Youth in Sports Mental Health Forum is at the forefront of this important subject matter. Any Bengals player, coach or parent who is interested in being part of it can contact Tammy by clicking here.
Published: March 8th, 2017 – Orléans News