Country-folk artist “Washboard Hank” wowed the crowd with his washboard-playing abilities yesterday evening at From the Grind Up here. The Peterborough musician made a stop here on his “Beer cans down the Trans-Can tour” and was the coffeehouse’s first musical guest of the summer.
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Youngsters took off at the starting line yesterday morning for a 1K fun run organized by Energy Fitness as part of Canada Day festivities here. The event was held at La Place Rendez-Vous and saw more than 30 kids participate.
Robyn Johnson, left, along with family members Hannah, Aislinn, and Camille, stopped outside Warehouse One during “Mall Days” on Tuesday. The event was held on the 100-300 blocks of Scott Street from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., during which there were various vendors, sidewalk sales, and kids’ activities for all to enjoy.
Sarah Arcuri, above left, and her sister, Samantha, were decked out in Canadian attire yesterday during the annual Canada Day parade here yesterday morning. The girls, originally from Guelph, came out for the holiday to celebrate with family and friends.
A stuffed moose, which remains nameless, was introduced to its new home at the tourist information centre here during a reception Tuesday afternoon hosted by the Rainy River Future Development Corp. Those on hand had the chance to take pictures of the moose, as well as “selfies” with it.
The fourth-annual Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival was held here Saturday.
The Rainy Lake Highlanders opened the event with a musical march, followed by Dave Miller singing the Canadian and U.S. national anthems.
The Ice For Kids Arena was packed last Thursday evening to commemorate the final farewell for another group of Fort Frances High School students.
Proud parents played paparazzi, students donned bright purple robes and caps, while educators sat in thought about their students who have grown over the past four years.
Members of “Dragon’s Breath” (Fort Frances Dental Centre) pushed off for a semi-final showdown against the New Gold Nuggets on Saturday. The team fell short but still wound up finishing in third place out of the seven teams that competed.
Paddlers from the “Good Samaritan” team stopped to smile before setting out for their final race against the UNFC’s “Friendly Oars” during the fourth-annual Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival here Saturday. Seven teams took part, with the MNR’s “Smokey Bears” capturing first place for the second-straight year.
Fort High grad Isaac Firth shook hands with teacher Cathy Bruyere before receiving his Ontario Secondary School Diploma during yesterday evening’s convocation ceremony at the Ice For Kids Arena. The students then continued the celebrations into the wee hours of the night at the annual “chem-free” grad party next door in the ’52 Canadians Arena.