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Warm welcome

Royal Canadian Legion Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Command president Ronn Anderson spoke during the opening ceremonies of the Legion's 49th Provincial Biennial Convention at La Place Rendez-Vous on Saturday. He welcomed all 128 delegates as well as the guests who were in attendance.

Legislative process

Edna Ali, information and education officer for the Legislative Assembly visited a Grade 5 class at St. Francis School last Tuesday to teach students about the legislative process. The community outreach program was designed for groups of students who may not be able to physically visit the Legislative Assembly.

Playing pickleball

Pearl Pidlubny lunged to return the ball as teammate Judie Campbell looked on, during a match of pickleball at the local tennis courts last month. The Pickleball Club was started about five years ago and meets around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

'They're qua-aaack!'

Fun in the Sun (FITS) committee members Cathy Richards, left, and Jill Howarth, right kayaked along the some 800 ducks that were floated along Rainy River to ensure none escaped during FITS's first-ever Rubber Ducky Race on Saturday morning. The Fort Frances Lions Club partnered with FITS to run the event. The last Rubber Ducky Race was held by Crime Stoppers over 10 years ago.

Rainy Lake Square carries forward Thursday events

Thursday night entertainment has been brought to Rainy Lake Square each week since mid-May, thanks to the many sponsors who support the space.

Tbaytel, New Gold Inc., the Province of Ontario, Sunset Country Ford, Gillons' Insurance, and 93.1 The Border have all helped to make events possible.

As well, TD Bank is paying to run movies at the square this year.

Seed sales up in some areas

The district's agricultural community has struggled with a late spring this season and for many farmers it has delayed when they generally get their seeds planted by.

A few weeks ago there was issues with excess moisture and only recently, over the past few weeks, have night-time temperatures moved away around the freezing mark.

Acrylic artist

Local artist Penny Faragher taught St. Francis School students how to use acrylic paint as a medium during an art workshop for Grades 4 to 6 on Wednesday. Faragher joined fellow artists Emily Hyatt, Jean Richards, Nichole Lowey, Linda Guimond and Dylinda George in conducting workshops covering a range of artistic styles from stained glass to beadwork.

Pride Yoga

Around 15 people attended a yoga session led by Meghan Spooner at the library on Tuesday as part of Borderland Pride's PRIDE WEEK+ events. Organizers are running LGBTQ2-friendly events each day until it wraps up on Sunday (June 9).