Instructor Lindsay Hamilton, centre, gave Kaya Hammond, left, and Anna Gagne some helpful tips on papier maché this morning. Both girls are enrolled in Hamilton’s “Art Camp,” which is a week-long program run through the local campus of Confederation College. The youths are working to create a three-dimensional mural that eventually will be displayed in the college atrium.
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Nicholas Delbaere-Sawchuk, left, of the Métis Fiddler Quartet, accompanied “Harmony of Nations” headliner Ashley MacIsaac during an energetic set of traditional fiddle tunes Saturday night. The second-annual music festival, which ran Friday and Saturday under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina, featured a wide variety of musical talent.
Joanne Bruyere, centre, instructor of the “Traditional Craft” workshop, offered some helpful tips to Isiah Bruyere and his daughter, Mackenna, as they made their own dreamcatchers this morning at the Fort Frances Public Library. The workshop was the first of many taking place today and tomorrow as part of the “Harmony of Nations” Music Festival.
Coun. Ken Perry was hard at work yesterday afternoon setting up cables inside the big tent by the Sorting Gap Marina in preparation for the second-annual “Harmony of Nations” Music Festival, which runs tomorrow and Saturday. For more information on the event, visit www.harmonyofnations.ca
“Rec ’N Crew” participants got ready to launch home-made rockets last Thursday at the Memorial Sports Centre as part of activities with Science North for the program’s “Mad Scientist Week.” Along with making and launching the rockets, the youngsters also were shown a pet corn snake.
The Northwestern Health Unit has released a new program encouraging families to be more active this summer.
The program, called “The Summer Family Play Pass,” has over 100 activities for families to take part in.
The challenge is measured by a point system, where each activity on the play pass represents one point.
Brayden Neurinski, left, and Haleigh DeGagne got ready to water the community garden last Wednesday evening during a kids’ garden club session. The sessions are held every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m., where youngsters can plant and care for a variety of garden arrangements.
Northern Community Development Services (NCDS) has been a significant employment resource in the community helping those with anything from finding a job to writing a resume to preparing for an interview.
In 1975, the organization was founded as a private charity with the mandate of providing employment and training services for unemployed people.
Jazz artist Beth Arrison wowed the crowd with her piano playing and vocal abilities at From the Grind Up this past Friday evening. Arrison was the second musical guest to play at the venue this summer, where more talent will be featured throughout the next two months.
Crews continued to clean up the site of the 14-railcar derailment yesterday near Barwick. One railcar leaked an estimated 10,000-12,000 gallons of petroleum distillates.