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BBQ fun

Marilyn Rittau, left, with her children, Annalise and Caitlin and their friend, Devlin Onichuk, enjoyed a hamburger at the Investors Group customer appreciation barbecue hosted by Adrian Chapman yesterday evening at Lions Park. As well as complimentary food, many activities such as face painting, bubble blowing, and a magic show were held for additional fun.

Li’l gardener

Logan Neurinski was pretty in pink yesterday evening as she proudly posed by “her garden” during the kids’ garden club session at the Fort Frances Community Garden. The sessions are held every Wednesday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m., where a number of plants and flowers are fostered and grown.

Tourism centre unveils moose

The Fort Frances Tourism Centre now has a moose in its lobby.

The stuffed animal officially was introduced during a “welcoming” reception last Tuesday afternoon.

Tannis Drysdale, a consultant with Rainy River Future Development Corp. who spearheaded the project, said she hopes the bull moose will serve as a unique public attraction.

'Nice rack!'

Local resident Owen Johnson eyed up the newest attraction at the Fort Frances Tourism Centre’s during its welcoming reception last Tuesday afternoon. At six feet tall and previously weighing about 1,000 pounds, the stuffed moose is here to stay as a tourist attraction.

Basket weaving

Rochelle Bird, left, a summer program instructor at the United Native Friendship Centre, and elder Dorothy Friday showed Ayden Nastiuk how to weave a basket out of tree bark. The activity, held at the “Circle of Life” building on Mowat Avenue, aimed to pass cultural traditions onto youths as part of UNFC’s “Akwe:go Summer Program.”

Playing cards

Youngsters from the “Mad Scientist Camp” played a game of cards this morning with camp counsellor Kyle Knapp as part of “free time” activities. The camp is the first of many being held at the Memorial Sports Centre throughout the summer.

Happy retiree

Newly-retired Linda Hamilton, centre, posed with friends June Keddie, left, and Elaine Spencer, along with grandson Jack Hamilton, during a retirement celebration last Friday afternoon at Tichbornes. The festivities included complimentary hotdogs, burgers, and cake.