Somali refugee Yahya Samata spoke to the youths attending the Knox United Church camp at Sunny Cove last Thursday morning. Samatar, who made headlines in 2015 after swimming across the Red River to enter Canada, recounted his story to the campers, who had been learning about the refugee experience as they explored the camp theme of “You've got a friend in me.”
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Ken Trenchard had the only animal entry as he took his miniature horses and matching buggy out for a stroll during the “Railroad Daze” parade Saturday morning in Rainy River.
Campers at the Knox United Church camp at Sunny Cove were treated to a special guest speaker last Thursday morning.
Yahya Samatar, a refugee originally from Somalia, spoke to the group about his journey and what it means to be a refugee seeking safety in another country.
Rainy River once again hosted a jam-packed weekend for its annual “Railroad Daze” celebration, now in its 30th year.
Beginning with a “Paint and Sip” on Thursday evening and finishing up with a home run contest Sunday afternoon, the event featured something for everyone.
For the first time this fall, the Rainy River District campus of Confederation College will be offering the new Community Integration through Co-operative Education program (CICE).
The program focuses on building academic and social skills to help students who normally would not be comfortable in an academic setting transition into either further schooling or the workplace.
The Rainy Lake Highlanders Pipes and Drums based in Fort Frances provided some musical accompaniment for the “Railroad Daze” parade Saturday morning in Rainy River. The 30th-annual celebration ran Thursday through Sunday and featured activities for all ages, including a baseball tournament, kids' games at Hannam Park, a library book sale, and cardboard boat races.
Manitoba country duo “Keith and Renee” put on a lively show for the nearly 100 guests at Cornell Farms in Devlin for the first barn concert of the season. Pat Clysdale-Cornell said she heard the two on CBC Radio about a year ago and instantly knew she needed to get them to play in the barn.
More area fields will be getting tile drainage this summer as one more company has travelled to Rainy River District to do some work improving land for farmers looking to grow cash crops.
Martin Drainage, based out of Arthur, Ont., was working on a field in Sleeman on Monday afternoon.
The Town of Rainy River once again is gearing up to host its annual “Railroad Daze” celebration tomorrow through Sunday (July 20-23).
Now in its 30th year, co-organizer Brittany Bowman promises a wide range of events for all ages over the course of the weekend, beginning with a “Paint & Sip” tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Rainy River Legion.
“Keith and Renee,” the Manitoba-based country music duo of Keith Macpherson and Renee Lamoureux, have had many memorable performances in their career.
But last Thursday evening's barn concert at Cornell Farms on La Vallee Road North seemed to have an especially big impact on the two musicians.