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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 www.blood.ca 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.

Playoff bound

Both Muskie girls' basketball squads likely will have byes to their respective league finals next Thursday in Kenora. The two teams finished regular-season action last week with identical 6-2 records.

Table of treats

Volunteers Cathy Robinson, left, and Ruth Caldwell arranged baked goods in preparation for the next wave of hungry customers at the annual “Friends of the Library” bake sale last February. This year’s bake sale and cookie walk is slated for Friday (Feb. 13) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. A penny auction and blanket draw also will be held.