Provincial representative Troy Kadikoff laid a wreath at the annual Remembrance Day ceremony held Sunday morning at the Fort Frances cenotaph. About 150-200 people came out to show their respects for those who served our country. See more photos A6.
Genny Jourdain shared a few words on behalf of her husband, Glenn, during the reception last Thursday at the museum. Glenn Jourdain helped Laura Gosse and Kayleigh Speirs with their research in putting the exhibit together.
The 1st Fort Frances Sparks and Brownies (above) laid a wreath at the local cenotaph during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday to pay their respects to Canada's fallen. Fort High student Katelyn Bruyere (top right) recited “In Flanders Fields," the famous poem written by Lt.-Col. John McCrae, while Roger Dolyny (below right) sang "O Canada" and the "Star Spangled Banner" at the beginning of the ceremony, then also sang "God Save the Queen” prior to the laying of the wreaths and crosses. The Fort Frances Legion Br. #29's Colour Party (below) opened the ceremony by marching in.
Daniel Friday, left, Charles Friday, and Jeremy Jordan of Seine River First Nation opened last Thursday's reception with a drum song. Several men and women who attended the opening were relatives of local veteran Buddy Friday, who went overseas to fight in WWII at just 17 years of age.
"Long ago, Anishinaabe Ogichitaag would travel
together all over the territory.
They always protected us.
Those Ogichitaag protected the land, as well.
Still, the warriors are still here.
Still, they are protecting us.
Still, they are protecting the land.
It is necessary that we remember those
Still, the Ogichitaag are still here.
Ogichitaag . . .
We treasure you all.
The Muskie senior girls' basketball team may have lost three of four games to the top-ranked Dryden Eagles during the regular season but it wrote a new script in the NorWOSSA final here last Tuesday night.
The second-seeded Muskies used a nine-point performance from Grace Petsnick to upset the Eagles 46-35 to nab gold and earn a berth in the best-of-three NWOSSAA championships slated for this Friday and Saturday in Thunder Bay.