Members of Gillons' Insurance Brokers' Relay for Life team, the “Sweater Kittens,” posed for a photo together before the day's events got underway. The Sweater Kittens were one of seven teams to take part in this year's Relay, which raised over $30,000 towards fighting cancer.
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Kim Bruyere, sitting, gauged if her new 'do is short enough as Shari Humphrey ran the trimmer during the Relay for Life at the Point on Saturday. Relay participants were welcome to have their heads shaved—either for donations to the cause, to show solidarity with cancer patients and survivors, or simply to get their summer haircut.
Solicitor General of Ontario Sylvia Jones spoke to the crowd assembled Monday afternoon for the groundbreaking ceremony at the new OPP detachment being built in the town's west end. Jones assured those in attendance that her government's priority is protecting what matters most, such as the safety of communities in Ontario.
Emo councillor Harrold Boven, left, Fort Frances councillor Doug Judson, OPP detachment commander Insp. Nathan Schmidt, Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford, Solicitor General of Ontario Sylvia Jones, Coun. Andrew Hallikas, Mayor June Caul, Coun. Rick Wiedenhoeft, Coun.
After a day that beat out all the forecasts, another Relay for Life is in the books.
“The beginning of the day did prove to be a bit of a battle with the wind,” Relay organizer Anneda Chabot admitted.
Two special dignitaries were in Fort Frances on Monday for an important ceremony.
Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford and Ontario's Solicitor General Sylvia Jones joined Fort Frances Mayor June Caul and Rainy River OPP detachment commander Insp. Nathan Schmidt at the site of the future Rainy River OPP detachment on Colonization Road West for the official groundbreaking ceremony.
A piece of Canadian history is coming to Fort Frances.
Thanks to funding acquired from the federal government, the Fort Frances Museum will be hosting “Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin's Ship” this summer.
“We're very excited,” museum curator Sherry George told the Times.
“Getting the grant is huge.”
Addison Chown, left, and Marlee Bliss prepped some leather pieces to become medicine bags at J.W. Walker school on Friday. Students in Grades 4-6 made and personalized their own medicine bags as part of National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Alex Carter, left, Freeda Carmody, Travis Michl and Mary Fehr took to the stage for the “Newspaper Lip Sync Pageant" during this year's Relay for Life on Saturday at the Point Park. Participating teams were tasked with creating a fashionable ensemble using newspaper, and the team member modelling their garb lit up the stage, dancing to a song of the DJ's choosing.
Chef Joseph Roberts and La Place Rendez-Vous general manager Sarah Noonan took a moment out of a busy day to pose for a photo in the dining room at La Place Rendez-Vous. Roberts is a Red Seal chef with 30 years of experience in kitchens across southern Ontario, including Caesars Windsor, who has recently joined the Vous as their new executive chef.