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Lindsay Campbell

Paddle practice

Members of the local Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club got out for a practice Tuesday evening prior to its fourth-annual festival, which runs tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. at the Sorting Gap Marina. The practice was led by a “22 Dragons” member, who made the trip from Montreal to help out with the local event.

Employment program

Joe Dale, executive director of the Ontario Disability Employment Network, gave a presentation on “customized employment” with successful businessman Mark Wafer yesterday afternoon at the Copper River Inn here. The event was put on by Community Living Fort Frances and District to create awareness among local employers on the benefits of integrating disabled people into the workforce.

Strawberry treat

Bryson Degagne took a spoonful of his strawberry treat during the annual “Strawberry Social” last Thursday afternoon on the hospital grounds. Once again hosted by the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary, the event also featured games and raffles to raise funds for the group’s various initiatives.

College diploma

Sarah Gerber, above, accepted her Ontario College Diploma in early childhood education from Gail Murdock, vice-president, Academic during last Wednesday’s convocation ceremony at the Townshend Theatre.. Gerber also received an academic award of excellence, as well as the campus award of excellence.

Fundraising speaker

Fundraising specialist Sandra Lamour gave a presentation on small charity fundraising to more than 20 people at La Place Rendez-Vous yesterday evening. The event was put on by the Rainy River Future Development Corp. for members of local organizations and those from the public.

Active living

Aimee Beazley, right, and Gloria Bergner held an urban poling demonstration this morning at the Northwestern Health Unit office here as part of its “Healthy Aging Fair” for seniors. Other demos included resistance bands training, tai chi, and chair yoga to encourage a variety of options for active living.

Tea time

Fort Frances Museum curator Sherry George, left, took a break yesterday afternoon with summer students Jill Berry and Savannah Woods to enjoy specialty tea and scones. Yesterday marked the first tea-and-scones event at the museum, which will continue every Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for the rest of the summer.