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Senior fair speaker

Trudy McCormick addressed seniors gathered at the Sister Kennedy Centre during the annual Senior Fair on Thursday. Organizers of the event said 88 people registered for the event and noticed more newcomers attended to gather information on health and safety concerns. There was a lot of discussion around stealing financial information and even your identity with chip scanners.

Feeling fabulous

Smiles, laughter, and cheers filled Club 88 during the Fort Fabulous Drag Show there Friday night. Prairie Sky entertained the audience, putting everything out on the table with no joke too risqué. The evening was filled with some comedic acts, amazing dance choreography, and an overall sense of empowerment with each performance.

Band concert

The Fort Frances High School Junior Band performed a medley of songs from the motion picture Shrek last Wednesday evening at the Townshend Theatre, wrapping up the 2019 school year. The concert showcased toe-tapping compositions from movies and TV shows, leaving the audience humming the popular tunes in their heads all evening long.

Alzheimer advice

Mary O'Connor, left, from the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/ Rainy River Districts spoke with Linda Wilson during the Senior Fair on Thursday at the Sister Kennedy Centre. The two had a pleasant conversation during the event saw nearly 90 seniors attend and learn about specific health and safety concerns seniors can face in their later years.

Pride breakfast

Bobby Hudon spoke yesterday during the Pride awareness breakfast held by the Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Riverside Health Care. Hudon talked about his own coming out and personal experiences of growing up in the rural area of Beausejour, Man.

Pride Week influence

Fort Frances is turning into a town which is more inviting than ever.

This positive direction is punctuated by the second-annual Pride Week currently underway which seeing events taking place all week long to celebrate diversity, inclusion, and acceptance of difference in our communities and opportunities for learning and engagement on LGBTQ2 issues.

Autism awareness

The Strickland family—Keira, Lindsay and Matthew—were all smiles this past Saturday during the annual Borderland Autism Awareness Walk. Matthew Strickland showed off his strength, proving he has no limitations and helping pass along the message people with autism can have incredible abilities or even “super powers." The walk began at the Sorting Gap Marina at 1 p.m.