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Dave Ogilvie

Formal wear

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.

‘Gleek Week’

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).

Library re-opening

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.”

Adding handprint

Rebecca Upjohn, author of children’s books such as “The Last Loon,” was on hand at the grand re-opening of the Sturgeon Creek School library yesterday. Not only did she cut the official scarf-ribbon inspired by her book, she also added her handprint to the fish canvas that will hang in the library to commemorate the special occasion.

Irish supper slated

The annual St. Patrick’s Day roast beef supper will be held Tuesday, March 17 at St. Patrick’s Church here in Emo.

This year, admission will be by advanced tickets only, which will be available at Gillons’ or from Jo Bragg and Mary Curtis.

The cost is $15 for adults and $6 for kids aged six-12 years (those five and under are free).

Doll collection

Darlene Fletcher was on hand at the Women’s Institute luncheon last week with her extensive doll collection. Those on hand not only enjoyed a fantastic lunch, but also spent time examining these unique dolls. Proceeds from luncheon will go towards the upkeep of the Heritage Museum in Emo.

Ready to ride

Members of “Borealis Sled Dog Adventures” of Vermilion Bay were on hand at the Sturgeon Creek Literacy Day to give all of the students a sled dog ride around the school grounds. Teachers in all grades will use this experience as an inspiration for activities in reading, writing, and discussions about transportation in the Canadian winter.

Laying wreath

Heather Oltsher laid a wreath at the Barwick cenotaph during the Remembrance Day ceremony there yesterday, with ceremonies also conducted at the Stratton, Emo, and Devlin cenotaphs. There also was a church service at the Barwick Hall in the morning, as well as a free-will lunch and then a Remembrance Day dinner at the Emo Legion.

New Gold opening

Robert Gallagher, president and CEO of New Gold, was on hand last Thursday to cut the ribbon at the official opening of the new company office in Emo. Looking on are dignitaries from area First Nations, various municipalities, and district organizations. New Gold now occupies the entire building (formerly The Corner Closet) and can house a staff of 18 people.