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Cameron Penney

Cameron joins the Fort Frances Times for as a Summer Reporter for 2016.

Cement hands

Austin Arpin squished his hands into a concrete mold with the help of his mom, Sarah, yesterday evening at Belluz Concrete and Rentals. Creating the concrete handprints was part of a Mother’s Day fundraiser for the Fort Frances Community Chest.

‘Pulse’ concert

Masson Normand of Saskatoon led students at St. Michael’s School through a “Pulse Retreat” yesterday morning as part of Catholic Education Week activities. Students were taught how to build their faith through music, prayer, scripture, and skits.

Golfers tee off new season

With the warmer weather finally here, golf courses around the district have opened for the season.

Kitchen Creek Golf Club was the first out of the blocks—welcoming golfers onto the course April 22.

Kitchen Creek general manager Glen Kellar said this is about the usual time of year for the course to open.

“Like everybody else, it depends on the weather,” he noted.

Gr. 6/7 tour

Fort High mentor Anne Jean introduced herself to Grade 6 and 7 students from J.W. Walker during a presentation to kick-off “Grade 6/7 Day” at the high school on Friday. Jean, along with other high school mentors, spoke about her high school experiences and why the students should look forward to coming to Fort High this fall.

Grilling 'dogs

Bailey Langford (foreground) and Haley Keast served up some hotdogs during a mental health awareness barbecue yesterday afternoon hosted by Weechi-it-te-win Family Services here. The barbecue, which featured snacks, prizes, and a bouncy castle, kicked off a week of events for Children’s Mental Health Week.

Mass yoga

Students at Robert Moore School participated in a group yoga session yesterday afternoon in conjunction with both Mental Health Week and Education Week. Students were taught various yoga poses, such as the “downward dog” and the “chair pose.”

Jumping for heart

Oasis Millett-Tucker, left, helped spin the rope while Kara Scott and Ayanna Savage jumped during the “Jump Rope for Heart” yesterday afternoon at Robert Moore School. The annual event, which rasies money for heart disease and stroke research, was part of the activities planned for Education Week.

Co-op display

Mathew Nowak, left, explained to Jarrod Ball the proper way to perform a knee surgery during “Co-op Display Day” for Semester II yesterday morning at Fort High. To help explain the process, Nowak wore the same outfit a surgeon would while performing the surgery.