It’s Newsy Lalonde Day!

In this graphic from the Ontario Heritage Trust, Edouard "Newsy" Lalonde, left, will be commemorated with a plaque unveiling Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Cornwall, Ont. (Ontario Heritage Trust via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Hockey related festivities are planned around the Cornwall Civic Complex today as the community commemorates one of The Flying Frenchmen.

A plaque is being unveiled at the complex at 11 a.m. to recognize sports legend Edouard Newsy Lalonde.

It’s one of three plaques, commissioned by the Ontario Heritage Trust, to mark the lives of Lalonde, Jean-Baptiste Laviolette and Didier Pitre.

Other events will be happening from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., including an appearance by Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur.

Newsy Lalonde is regarded as one of hockey’s and lacrosse’s greatest players in the first half of the 20th century.

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