Thanks to all the Emo and District Lions—and one relative—who came out to help build the Lions Clubs International Anniversary project: an observation deck opposite the Golden Age Manor. It is hoped this gift to the community will be well-used by residents for many years to come.
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Kelvin Caul and his daughter, Jenn, competed again this year in the “Jack and Jill” two-person cross-cut event during this year’s annual loggers’ competition at the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society’s annual fall fair in Emo. The competition was fierce but in the end, Jason Caul was declared this year’s champion logger, dethroning his father, Kelvin, who won the title last year.
Participants in this year’s “Gleek Week,” a local musical theatre camp run by Renée Martin-Brown, rehearsed one of their numbers yesterday at the Emo Legion. The group will move rehearsals to the Townshend Theatre stage here tomorrow, where they’ll present their final performance, called “Stay Tuned,” to the public this Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Aynsley Teeple took part in the mini-putt activity at Sturgeon Creek’s annual winter carnival on Friday. The students were divided up into teams named after animals and birds, which took part in various activities inside the school and out on the playground. From all indications, everyone had a great time.
The Fuhrer family, along with many families and friends, enjoyed a fantastic pancake-and-sausage breakfast upstairs at the arena in Emo on Monday morning. Other Family Day activities there included a photo scavenger hunt, photo booth, skating, a movie, and other crafts and games.
Sgt. Elizabeth DeGagné, of the 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, stood in silent vigil during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Emo cenotaph last Wednesday.
Doug Switzer of Sioux Lookout, winner of the side-by-side and trailer courtesy of Just4Fun Sports, proudly displayed his winning ticket as he admired his prize Saturday during the Rainy River Walleye Tournment. Gary Gamsby of Stratton won the second prize (four-wheeler) while Aaron Calder of Emo took home the third prize (generator).
Emo Fair Queen contestant Kaitlynn Lougheed showed off her formal attire during the Fair Queen fashion show last night at the Emo Legion following a dinner there. Lougheed, along with the three other contestants—Kassidy Strachan, Caitlin Anderson, and Alanna Gerula—were also judged on their career and casual outfits.
Participants in this year’s “Gleek Week,” a local musical theatre camp run by Renée Martin-Brown, rehearsed one of their numbers yesterday at the Emo Legion. The group will move rehearsals to the Townshend Theatre stage here tomorrow, where they’ll present their final performance to the public this Friday at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $7 (those aged 10 and under are free).
Canadian children’s author Rebecca Upjohn was invited to Sturgeon Creek School on Monday to talk about her love of reading and writing. She also took part in the official cutting of the scarf-ribbon inspired by her book, “The Last Loon.”