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Canoeing safety

OPP Community Safety Officer, Yenta Davidson, rear, and volunteer, Sheri De Gagne, middle, took Crossroads School children from the OPP led youth empowerment program, Project Sunset, for a paddle around Labelle's Birch Point last Thursday. Project Sunset participants built their canoeing and camping skills while practicing water safety and drowning prevention.

Healthy eating

Trisha Wood, a dietitian at the Valley Diabetes Education Centre here, spoke yesterday to St. Michael's students about the four food groups, the importance of healthy eating, and the suprising amounts of sugar in commonly-purchased beverages during the summer program being held there.

Young artist

Seth Jewell put his creative skills to the test during a guided art session provided by International Falls artist Cherie Serrano (nee Taylor). He and nearly 20 other youngsters were provided with paint brushes, an easel, and a canvas and then taught how to paint an ice cream cone. The art session is part of St.

Lego club

Kix Jewell and Seamus Baxter had a blast constructing their Lego castle during the “Lego Mania” event held yesterday at the Fort Frances Public Library. The Lego sessions are held every Monday starting at 1:30 p.m. from now until Aug. 20, with the exception of Aug. 6 (civic holiday).

Centennial celebration

Pastor Brian Keffer of the Zion Lutheran Church here stood with parish children who helped plant a Dwarf Lilac tree during the church's 100th anniversary celebration that followed the 10:30 a.m. service held back on June 24. A barbecued lunch also was enjoyed by parishioners who attended the centennial celebration.

Running into water

It may have been chilly and rainy but many youngsters still swam and played along the waterfront at Point Park during Canada Day on Sunday. The Fun in the Sun committee made water sports available for a small fee to those who wanted to go tubing, waterskiing, or wakeboarding.


Mark Howarth and his daughter, Jill, faced off against each other in the log-rolling activity held at Point Park on Canada Day. Those who visited the park on Sunday had a chance to show off their log-rolling skills on the water, as well as partake in other water sports.