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Survivors' celebration

Cancer survivors Bonnie Doucette, left, Jane Johnstone, Pam Bujold, June Keddie and Cindy Manty enjoyed a special lunch Saturday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club during the “Relay for Life” survivors' celebration. The 12-hour relay saw 10 teams raise $27,000. A portion of the funds will stay local to help district cancer patients.

Survivor lap

The Legion Colour Guard led a special lap for cancer survivors Saturday afternoon during the annual “Relay for Life” fundraiser at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Cancer survivors were honoured that day with a special lunch as well.

FFHS grad

Alyssa Clendenning received her diploma from Fort Frances High School principal Bill Daley during graduation ceremonies yesterday evening at the Ice For Kids Arena. After the diplomas were handed out, valedictorian Mackenzie Wright delivered her address to her fellow classmates.

Playing blackjack

Landon Woods, Jesse Quesnel, Brent Jourdain, Kenton Bowles, and Cole Kowalski enjoyed a game of Blackjack against dealer Todd Hamilton last night during the annual “chem-free” grad party in the '52 Canadians Arena following the graduation ceremony. The grads also enjoyed an act by magician Chris Funk, as well as inflatables, food-eating contests, relay races, and a photo booth.

Pouring cement

With the forms in place, workers today began pouring cement at the site of the new Rainy Like Square here. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by mid-August. In related news, work is underway to replace the interlocking brick sidewalks at the Civic Centre.

Joint pow

Couchiching First Nation, in conjunction with the Northwest Catholic District School Board, held a pow-wow yesterday in honour of National Aboriginal Day at the grounds there. Here, students from St. Michael's, St. Francis, and Our Lady of the Way can be seen dancing during the grand entry.

Fletcher workshop

Melissa Fletcher sat down with students in Susan DeGagne's drama class at Fort High last month to talk about her experiences as a talent agent's assistant. Some of the students were in this year's musical, “Mary Poppins,” and listened attentively to Fletcher's words of advice.

Doing zumba

Jenna Nowak, of Zumba with Jenna, led a small group in an energy-filled Zumba class Sunday afternoon at Point Park. The class cost $10 and was a fundraising opportunity for the “Fun in the Sun” committee, with all proceeds going towards Canada Day activities taking place here on July 1.