Midway rides are sure to be a popular attraction again as the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's annual fall fair in Emo got underway today, with the feature event being the crowning of this year's Emo Fair queen tonight upstairs at the Emo-La Vallee Arena. The fair, which runs through Saturday, offers a variety of activities for all ages and interests.
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There has been no team that has matched the amazing success of Minnesota's Jim Moynagh, left, and Joe Thrun at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The dynamic duo has carted home five FFCBC titles—more than anybody else in tournament history—and will be a good bet to grab a sixth crown at this year's event.
Scott Clendenning's immeasurable contributions to local minor hockey and the high school girls' team made him an easy choice for induction this year into the Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame.
Devlin's Bill Godin, above, and Karl Howells of Fort Frances are two of just four anglers left who have fished in all 22 previous Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championships, with the others being Devlin's Doug McBride and Denis Barnard of Fort Frances.
While there will be no “Kid-Pro” event at this year's Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, tournament organizers still have planned plenty of fun for those in the younger age groups, as well as the older generation.
International Falls resident Dr. Kimmie Ondo, left, faced Fort Frances resident Dylan Ossachuk in the “Battle Song" performance of "The Kid is Hot Tonite" by Loverboy during last year's "Quest for the Best.” Who will win this year's competition? Find out on July 21.
They may be of good humour but the team of Mark Raveling and Mike Luhman are very serious about shedding their tag as chronic runners-up this year and bag their second FFCBC title after last winning the tournament back in 2012.
Troy Norman of Fort Frances, left, and Jay Samsal of Kenora were the ace anglers of last year's Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, hauling away the championship trophy for the first time after having been trying to do since 2006.
The FFCBC isn't just for the seasoned professionals. Its future as a tournament depends on the likes of newcomers like Aaron Kellar of Fort Frances to keep the number of teams from declining too much over the years as other ones decide to hang up their competitive fishing rods.
Matthew Rousseau tried out skiing—provided by the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club outside the Fort Frances Public Library—during last year's “SnOasis." The Friends of the Museum are hoping to have just as many fun activities—if not more—when "SnOasis 5” is held on March 4.