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Luhman Raveling

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.

Trophy lift

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.

Kellar pic

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.

Budding skier

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.

Donating blood

Kathy Kaemingh was among those who gave blood during the Canadian Blood Services’ donor clinic held here back in August. CBS is back again with another clinic being held at Fort High today from 4:30-8:30 p.m. and again tomorrow from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Book an appointment online at or by calling 1-888-2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

Safe at first

Courtney Easton of the Couchiching Lady Raiders was safe at first as Caroline Chartrand (Redgut Babes) waited for the throw during playoff action last August.

‘Hope’ event

These ladies had fun dressing up at the inaugural “Hope and the City” fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society here back in November, 2012. The event is returning this Saturday at 7 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Tickets, which cost $35 each, are still available at Fort Floral, Bombshell, Gillons’ Insurance, and the Rendez-Vous.

Doing a jig

Val Pelepetz, Sunset Country Métis treasurer, and Sunset Country Métis Senator John George jigged during an event late last year at the Métis Hall here.

Icy dip

“The Wild Women from Wisconsin” were just four of the brave souls from out-of-town who took an icy dip during the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions’ “Polar Plunge” last Jan. 1. The popular event raised more than $14,000, and will go again tomorrow (New Year’s Day) at 1 p.m. on Sand Bay.