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Sea Cadets hold annual review

A young, starry-eyed Ryan Goertzen started off in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps at the age of 12.

“I saw them going around town and thought it was pretty cool,” recalled Goertzen, now chief petty officer (2nd class) for the Fort Frances Sea Cadets.

“I gave it a chance and realized I liked it, and stuck with it,” he noted.

Chalk message

As part of “Hire A Youth” Week through the local Service Canada Centre for Youth, Jamie Petrin, left. and Dayna DeBenedet launched a chalk blitz yesterday, drawing different slogans on Scott Street. The centre has a few events planned throughout the week, including a health and safety fair on Thursday at Fort Frances High School.

Hiring a student in spotlight

In hopes of promoting student summer jobs, the local Service Canada Centre for Youth is hosting a series of events in conjunction with “Hire a Youth Week.”

“This year, we are continuing our tradition of helping young people find summer employment,” Youth Services Officer Dayna DeBenedet said in a press release.

Doctor appreciation

Local doctors were saluted yesterday evening at an appreciation dinner at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium attended by almost 300 people. The doctors on hand for the dinner included (front row from left) Dr. Barry Anderson, Dr. Lorena Jenks, Dr. Elaine Spencer, Dr. Brian Johnstone, and Dr. John Porter as well as (back row from left) Dr. Robert Algie, Dr. Angus Mackintosh, Dr.

Cutting the ribbon

Sandra Tibbs, Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis, local MP John Rafferty, Cathy Emes, Connie Cuthbertson, and Bruce Caldwell cut the ribbon this morning to mark the grand opening of Phase II of the Heritage Tourism Project. Due to the inclement weather, the ceremony was held at the Ontario Travel Information Centre.

Anti-smoking message

In conjunction with World No Tobacco Day, Becky Holden of the Northwestern Health Unit showed what a mouth of a smoker looks like to students at Fort Frances High School on Monday. Holden was promoting the messages of anti-smoking while talking to students about butting out.

JK preview

Pam Cain, left, led a group of three- and four-year-olds at St. Michael’s School yesterday evening, where they were given a preview about what junior kindergarten would be like in September when they start school. Almost two dozen families participated in the event, which included spelling, crafts, healthy eating, and getting on and off the school bus.