Jaslynn Potson, left, Nikolai Cochrane and Julieann Potson got their picture taken with “Easter Bunny" Kylee Keith at Pharmasave on Saturday as part of the Easter "Egg-Stravaganza.” The downtown core was full of children and their families visiting participating businesses for candies, chocolates or other treats, while members of the Kiwanis club served up hot dogs in the Rainy Lake Square.
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Fred Taylor got an extra piece of candy from Pat Fowler at 4 Your Pets on Saturday during the local Kiwanis Club's Easter “Egg-stravaganza.” Though rain earlier in the morning made the day a little wet, a break in the weather shortly after 11 a.m. allowed families to visit the participating businesses in downtown Fort Frances in relatively dry clothes.
Francis Logue got some candy, a stamp on a map, and a toothbrush from Richard Boileau at McTaggart's on Saturday during the Easter “Egg-Stravaganza.” The map could be stamped at each participating business and then entered into a draw at the Rainy Lake Square. Boileau said all three of the dental offices in town donated toothbrushes for the event.
Chase Ableman posed with Buddy, the CBSA Easter “Bunny" at the Easter "Egg-Stravaganza” in downtown Fort Frances on Saturday. Buddy and a few other more traditional Easter mascots were out for the event.
The Rainy River District is gearing up for the first cattle sale of the season.
The sale is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. this Saturday (April 27) at the sales barn in Stratton.
Jan Abbott steadied a garbage bag of empty cans in the back of the vehicle being used by the Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy as part of their bottle drive fundraiser on Saturday. The group raised $406 between the drop-off location in the Memorial Sports Centre parking lot and a group that drove around town to people who wished to donate their empties.
Brittany Gibson sat patiently as Cadence McCulley worked on the finer details of her bunny face-painting during the local Kiwanis' “Egg-stravaganza” held in downtown Fort Frances on Saturday.
Alexis Latter, left, and Maddisyn Smith were all smiles while cuddling with an bunny during the Easter Market at the Copper River Inn on Saturday. The market offered kids a cuddle and photo session with the rabbit, while parents could check out dozens of vendors selling everything from Easter baking and flowers to direct sales products like Tupperware and scented wax.
Volunteer Jan Abbott, left, and Cooper Witherspoon fill up the back of a vehicle with empties for the bottle drive fundraiser that was held by the Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy on Saturday. The academy had a drop-off location in the parking lot of the Memorial Sports Centre, while others drove around town collecting more bottles.
Grade 5 students from Robert Moore, led by Mike Jones, sang “O Canada” in Anishinaabemowin as part of the Anishinaabemowin Drama Division of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts at the Townshend Theatre this morning.