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Entering raffles

Valerie Calder and Margaret Bartel entered tickets into the raffle draws at the annual “Forget Me Not” dinner at La Place Rendez-Vous on Saturday evening. The Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts hosts the event each year to raise funds for its services in the region.

Lab visitor

Medical lab technologist at Riverside Health Care, Serena Stromberg, delivered a presentation to a Grade 8 class at St. Francis School on Monday to enhance the classes learning about cell systems and structures. During the presentation she gave insight into her role as a lab technologists, the pros and cons of it, and how she got to where she is now.

Digging in

Katelyn Charlebois and Rosanna Tomashowski enjoyed a chicken breast in mushroom marsala cream sauce at the annual “Forget Me Not” dinner hosted by the Alzheimer Society for Kenora-Rainy River Districts on Saturday evening at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Dinner attendees

Helen Pohanka, left, John Pohanka, Bud Danylchuk, Flora Danylchuk, and Evelyn Metke shared big smiles as they waited for supper to be served at the annual “Forget Me Not” dinner Saturday night at La Place Rendez-Vous. About 60 people attended this year to support the cause.

New priest

Fr. Musonda Abel Ng'andwe shared a sheepish smile after a service at St. John's Anglican Church on Sunday. He is originally from Zambia in South America and recently moved here to lead the Anglican congregations in Fort Frances, Emo, and Rainy River.

Suicide awareness

The local Canadian Mental Health Association hosted “SafeTalk" Suicide Alertness Training at the NCDS office here last Thursday in conjunction with "Bell Let's Talk Day.” Two sessions were held and those who participated left with a certificate for completing the course.

Riverside presentation

Shakira Gerald, a lab technologist for Riverside Health Care, spoke to a Grade 8 class at St. Francis School yesterday about her role at the hospital and what goes on at the laboratory behind the scenes. The presentation was meant to enhance the cell structure and systems unit the students currently are learning.

Entering raffle

Danette MacIntyre placed her tickets for the prize raffle draws at the annual “Forget Me Not” dinner held Saturday night at La Place Rendez-Vous. More than 60 people attended the dinner hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts, raising about $3,200.

Puppet show

Chad Solomon performed his “Adventures of Rabbit & Bear Paws" puppet show for a large group of children and their families yesterday evening at the Fort Frances Public Library. Brought in by the "Friends of the Library,” Solomon created an interactive experience, with a few lucky children picked to play some of the animals in the show.

Indigenous education top priority for board

Indigenous education is a top priority at the Rainy River District School Board and work constantly is being done to increase students' knowledge, understanding, and awareness of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit histories.

Earlier this month, indigenous education lead Bob Kowal gave a presentation to trustees with the help of the indigenous education team at the local public board.