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Kiera Kowalski

Teddy Bear picnic

Ava Brunetta gave her favourite teddy bear a giant hug during the Teddy Bear Picnic held Friday at the Fort Frances Library and Technology Centre. Children enjoyed a magic act, train rides, and bouncy castles at the annual event.

Log rolling

Sam Goodmundson got some help from his dad, Doug, and Mark Howarth while “log rolling” at Point Park on Saturday afternoon during Canada Day festivities there. Doug is an award-winning log-roller from Bloomington, Mn. who trained with Howarth when he was young. His family decided to visit here for the weekend to celebrate Canada's birthday.

Paddleboarder

Children and families were able to enjoy a variety of water sports on Sand Bay on Saturday as part of the “Fun in the Sun” festivities. Along with paddleboarding, there also were paddleboats and canoes for people to use, as well as Sunset Water Sports reps who were giving tubing, water-skiing, and kneeboarding rides.

Vball tips

Words from the wise were the order of the week as both local and out-of-town coaches were on hand to lend their guidance during the Fort Frances Volleyball Camp at Fort High last week. The camp was organized by Muskie junior girls' volleyball Bob Kowal, who also coaches the Fort Frances Vipers.

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Boys in Grades 6-8 enjoyed a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Saturday afternoon at the La Place Randez-Vous parking lot as part of the “Fun in the Sun” activities. Winners of the tournament were Kade Oster, Emerson Evans, Tayler Chown, and Noah McPherson.

Picnic

Peyton, Chloe, and Brett Dolyny, along with friends, Tanner and Gracie George, brought their favourite teddy bears to the Fort Frances Library and Technology Centre on Friday for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic. Children enjoyed train rides, bouncy castles, a magic act, and a visit from “Smokey the Bear.”

Soaps for sale

Charleen Mallory of Naturally Northern Soaps set up shop during “Mall Day” yesterday on Scott Street. The 100-300 blocks were closed to traffic so vendors and stores could set up booths and sale racks. There also were children's games and even a dunk tank outside the Flint House.