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Sam Odrowski

Métis speaker

Sunset Country Métis president Brady Hupet shared some words about Louis Riel at the Métis Hall on Friday following the flag-raising ceremony at the Civic Centre in honour of “Louis Riel Day.” He thanked Mayor Roy Avis for all his service through the years to the Métis community and also welcomed incoming mayor June Caul.

Anti-bullying messages

Both Grade 5 classes at Robert Moore (above) performed an anti-bullying rap together called “Stand up, Reach Out, Tell Someone" on Monday during a school assembly to kick off Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week (Nov. 18-24). School principal Donna Kowalski also shared a few words about identifying bullying, standing up against it, and the importance of telling an adult.

Legacy of Riel marked locally

“Louis Riel Day” was held Friday and Métis nations around the country celebrated his life as a brave leader and the founding father of Manitoba.

Locally, a flag-raising ceremony was held in front of the Civic Centre. A lunch followed in the Sunset Country Métis Hall, where president Brady Hupet and mayor-elect June Caul shared a few words.

Forestry speaker

Retired renewal forester Judy Kaufman came into a Grade 7 class at St. Francis School on Friday to speak to students about renewable forestry concepts. She touched on her experience working with Resolute Forest Products, where she helped manage re-planting and renewing areas where resources were extracted.

Knox luncheon

A group of ladies shared big smiles Saturday as they enjoyed a delicious spread during Knox United Church's Christmas luncheon and bake sale. Close to 100 people came through the church basement to purchase some homemade treats and enjoy a hot meal.

Trade mentors

New Gold production driller Maria Vandenbrand, New Gold geologist and health/safety advisor Amy Shute, John Gavel/New Gold welder/operator Kaitlyn Baldwin, and New Gold geologist Lisa McGlinchey spoke to girls in Grades 9-12 about their respective careers for the Skills Ontario's Young Women's Career Exploration Event held Thursday at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Vendor sale

Peggy Johnson and Rhonda Howells of “Oh For FUDGE Sakes!" offered free samples of their homemade fudge to passers-by during the fourth-annual "Walkin' in a Winter Vendorland” event held Saturday at the Memorial Sports Centre. The pair had a variety of flavours to choose from, including creamsicle, lemon pie, unicorn, s'more, cupcake, banana cream, and many more.