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Sam Odrowski

VR station

The Fort Frances Public Library recently added virtual reality software to its “Makerspace” for the public to use. The library currently offers the Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, and an Insignia Virtual Reality Viewer. Library card-holders can rent out all of the virtual reality units except for the Oculus Rift, which remains stationed at the library.

'Muskie Music'

The Fort High band made a stop at St. Michael's School on Dec. 20 to perform classic Christmas songs under the direction of conductor Lee-Anne Hines. The visit was made possible through a partnership between the local public and Catholic school boards in an effort to “bring music to life in the classroom.” The visit was a culminating activity to help a Grade 3 class at St.

Squash lunge

Jeff Wright lunged for the ball as he returned it to Mark Faragher during the annual Boxing Day tournament held last Wednesday at the Memorial Sports Centre. Close to 20 players faced off all morning and into the afternoon. The Sunset Country Squash Club's next tournament is slated for Jan. 4-6, with 66 players expected to participate.

Squash action

Jason Kabel got ready to smack a return to Anika Alexander during their semi-final showdown in the annual Boxing Day squash tournament held at the Memorial Sports Centre here. Kabel took the best-of-five match by a 3-2 margin before falling 3-1 to Steve Boileau in the 'A' Open final. The other division winners were Mark Faragher ('A'), Jeff Gustafson ('B'), and Ryley Booth ('C').

Lakers host appreciation skate

Children had a blast skating with the Fort Frances Lakers on Thursday at the Ice For Kids Arena during their “Fan Appreciation Skate.”

The event was free to attend, and all who came out received a complimentary hotdog, bag of chips, cookies, and hot chocolate courtesy of Integral Hockey Stick Repair, Wasaw Foods, and Sysco Foods.