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Marc Stuempfle

Tween Bingo

Yesterday afternoon was full of excitement at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. After dancing around to the video game, “Just Dance,” Tween Club members relaxed with a game of Bingo with library staffer Samantha Manty, centre, calling out the numbers. Next Monday (June 24) will be the last after-school Tween Club session before the summer break.

Alzheimer prizes

Mary O'Connor, left, presented Gaydonna Barker—representing the team of the Church of the Holly Spirit—with the prize basket for being the top fundraising team Saturday during the “Walk for Alzheimer's” fundraiser here.

Spoon concert

Rae Spoon rocked the stage Thursday evening during the second concert in the Rainy Lake Square Concert Series. Spoon, an award-winning non-binary musician and author performed songs from their newest album, “Rae Spoon With Jesus And His Judgemental Father.” Many people turned out to enjoy the musical festivities which had the crowd fist pumping, clapping and howling along with the music.

Drag show

“True North” got the crowd worked up during the Fort Fabulous Drag Show at Club 88 on Friday night. True North displayed some slick moves with greased back hair, manly muscle, and a boisterous attitude. The audience cheered and clapped begging for more, energizing the performance.

Pride Drummers

Mayor June Caul, far left, Borderland Pride co-chair Peter Howie, and Pride March Grand Marshal Trever Bonot watched the Agency One Drum Group drum and sing to open the ceremony Saturday at the Rainy Lake Square for the 300 participants who took part in the Passport to Pride March.

Pride March

Waves of people marched from Smokey Bear Park across International Bridge back into Canada on Saturday morning during the Passport to Pride March. Once everyone cleared customs, more members of the surrounding communities joined in the festivities parading down Church Street.

Pride Week wrap

Wave after wave of support came crashing through Fort Frances during the Pride Week festival and just because it is over, does not mean the tank is empty.

Now that Pride Week has finished, the momentum continues to build and keeps rolling forward.

“Pride is powered by public participation, and our tank is full,” said Borderland Pride co-chair Peter Howie.

Pride breakfast speakers

The sister and brother pair of Tashie and Natu Broadbent posed for a photo with fellow guest speaker Bobby Hudon during the Pride awareness breakfast held last Wednesday at Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services. The siblings are youth ambassadors for We Matter and the Ontario Support Network (OSN).

Climate change talk

Sarah Warrack, from IISD Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), informed Grade 7 students from St. Francis School about climate change and the human impacts on the environment and freshwater lakes last Thursday during a field trip to the Fort Frances Museum.