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Grade 8 day

A group of Grade 8 students played ice-breaker games in the large gym at Fort Frances High School for its Grade 8 Day yesterday. Grade 8 students from schools across the district were at the high school to meet future classmates and teachers, get familiar with the rooms and clubs at FFHS, and become more comfortable with the prospect of becoming Grade 9 students in September.

'Footloose' #3

Ariel Moore (Brianna Eldridge) was “Holding Out For a Hero" at The Burger Blast restaurant during the opening night of Fort High's production of "Footloose the Musical” last Wednesday at the Townshend Theatre.

'Footloose' #5

Ariel Moore, played by Brianna Eldridge, left, tried to have a conversation with her father, Rev. Shaw Moore (Jaykob Ryll), during a scene from the opening night performance of “Footloose the Musical” last Wednesday at the Towshend Theatre.

BCO concert

Cello soloist Eric Koperda of International Falls took the lead during the Borderland Community Orchestra's performance of “It Takes One to Tango” yesterday during their Mother's Day Concert at the Townshend Theatre. The orchestra celebrated its 20th anniversary by playing a selection of their favourite songs and inviting past members to rejoin the ranks.

CMHA booth

Colton Lengyel, left, and Justice Derouin, visit with Christina Hahkala and Christie Cousineau of CMHA Fort Frances during the “Mental Health Fair" at Fort Frances High School on Thursday. Students visiting the CMHA booth could answer a question about how they look after their mental health to get a free water bottle.

Community Living hits its 60th year

A local organization is hitting a big milestone this month.

“On the 16th of May, we're celebrating our 60th anniversary,” said Alanna Barr, CEO of Community Living Fort Frances and District (CLFFD).

“We're having a dinner and dance at La Place Rendez-Vous that night, so it's the people we provide support to, their families, supporters of Community Living, and our staff.”

Kids' garden club

Fort Frances Public Library staff member Samantha Manty explained to Charlene and Trista Calder how to make a “seed bomb” and use the library's seed library at the kickoff event for the Kids' Garden Club at the Métis Hall on Monday. The club will meet every Monday during the growing season to allow participants to learn about gardening and growing different plants.

'Dancin' with Darcy'

Above left, the Dazzlers, including Cassandra Armstrong, far right, danced to “Puttin' on the Ritz," while above right, Ameilia Stewart, left, and Callahan Armstrong strummed along to AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" during the 22nd-annual spring dance recital put on by "Dancin' With Darcie" dance studio last weekend at the Backus Auditorium.

Hawaiian fun

Natasha Elms, left, and Zoe Bowkett were dressed in their best Hawaiian garb at the “Spring in Hawaii Gala” held at the Emo Arena on Saturday. Attendees were treated to draws, raffles, auctions, food, drink and more at the event that raised money for the renovations at the Emo Fair grounds. Committee member Joe Bodnar said that this year's event sold 460 tickets. See more photos A11.