District residents flocked to Rainy River First Nations on Friday afternoon for its 45th-annual fish fry. The event was a popular one as volunteers cleaned more than 550 pounds of walleye for the guests.
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Janissa Judson was the winner of this year’s district speech contest organized by the Rainy River District School Board. The Sturgeon Creek student won over the judges with her speech entitled “Transition Time.” The annual competition, which took place last night at Robert Moore School, featured nine students who had advanced from their school-wide contests.
Grade 7 and 8 band students from Robert Moore and J.W. Walker rehearsed yesterday in preparation for playing a few songs prior to the Borderland Community Orchestra’s spring concert, which goes tonight at 7 p.m. at Robert Moore. Proceeds from the concert will go towards the music programs at the two schools.
Local artist Emily Hyatt showed Evelyn Barker, right, some stained glass artwork yesterday during the Fine Line Art Gallery’s 20th-anniversary open house, which ran from 3-8 p.m.
The Fine Line Art Gallery here commemorated 20 years with an open house yesterday that allowed residents to revisit work by local artists, as well as check out new pieces.
Jean Richards, who spearheaded the gallery’s founding, said although it’s been rewarding, she’s worked hard over the years to keep it going.
“I wanted to call it the ‘Shoestring Gallery,’” she explained.
Kindergarten students from J.W. Walker participated in the school’s Spring Arts “Toonie Concert” with a preformance of “Old MacDonald had a Band.” The concert included performances put on by each class, the school’s “circus club,” as well as students who competed in the recent Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts.
Grade 8 students from J.W. Walker School posed with FFHS Grade 12 student Nicole LePine and a “therapeutic pet” used for visits to Rainycrest during Co-op Display Day yesterday. LePine, along with other Grade 11 and 12 students, shared their experiences in the workforce this semester in conjunction with Education Week.
Amelia Tanguay, left, and Kara Scott were among the Robert Moore students who participated yesterday in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s annual “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser. A variety of activities are taking place in school across the district in conjunction with Education Week and Catholic Education Week.
Retired nurse Cis Barron discussed the importance of herbs as alternative medicine. Her talk, “My Herbology Journey,” was featured as Part VI of the Human Experience Series held yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library.
The “Outers” program at Atikokan High School will receive special recognition tonight in celebration of its 50 years of success teaching outdoors education.
“This program is the longest-running, publicly-funded outdoor education program in North America,” states a report to the Rainy River District School Board.