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Nicholas Donaldson

Big crowd

An estimated 1,200 people dropped by the Rainy River First Nations' pow-wow grounds on Friday to enjoy the annual fish fry hosted by the band's chief and council. At times the line reached almost back to Highway 71 as a steady stream of guests feasted on fried walleye and smoked sturgeon, along with many salads and other side dishes. See story, more photos A7.

Worth the wait

A combination of nice weather, community spirit, and free food brought hundreds of people out for the Rainy River First Nations' 47th-annual fish fry on Friday afternoon. Those on hand patiently waited in a lengthy line to load up their plates with delicious bannock, salads, and fried fish during the event, which took place at the RRFN pow-wow grounds.

Festival quartet

Rachel Ste. Croix, left, Gemma Perreault, Olivia Handberg and Alexis Latter performed their award-winning reading of “Three Little Kittens” by June Barr for the the Rainy River Festival of the Performing Arts' 77th-annual Highlights Concert at the Townshend Theatre last Tuesday. The quartet won the CJD Reader's Theatre Award for the best reader's theatre performance.

Students give dream catchers to newborns

Last Wednesday, Lillie MacKinnon, Matt Barron, and Cierah Thompson presented 100 dream catchers to Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. on behalf of the students of Fort Frances High School.

The dream catchers will be given to newborns delivered at La Verendrye Hospital here as part of an initiative to celebrate new life and build cross-cultural relationships.

Dream catchers

Representatives of Fort High, the local public school board, UNFC, and the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre presented 100 homemade dream-catchers to La Verendrye staff there last Wednesday, with 100 more on the way in the near future.