Fort High graduate Byron Stewart accepted his diploma from school principal Bill Daley during the annual convocation ceremony Thursday evening at the Ice For Kids Arena. Stewart graduated with a “DELF Certificate,” which is awarded by the French Ministry of Education to students who demonstrate French-language speaking abilities.
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Canada Day is just around the corner and this year, the Fun in the Sun committee has made celebrating easier than ever.
An array of events are planned at Point Park for July 1, with everything from volleyball and wakeboarding to sandcastle-building contests and inflatable bouncy castles.
The first of the two Iraqi refugee families who found a new home here in Fort Frances late last year has decided to move to Toronto to reconnect with relatives and pursue new opportunities.
Bashar Al-Zeebaree, the family's father, recently was offered a job relating to satellite TV instalment by his cousin who lives in Toronto.
A group of students at Crossroads School headed to Lowey's Greenhouse in May to purchase plants for their school's community garden.
Last year, students grew several different kinds of fruits and vegetables there, including kale, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, carrots, watermelon, strawberries, as well as lots of different herbs.
Emo Feed is celebrating the grand opening of its new building this Thursday to Saturday, with an array of in-store sales and fun activities for all who stop by.
The grand-opening festivities kick off tomorrow at 2 p.m. with a seminar from Masterfeed on horse health, nutrition, and maintenance.
River Christie-White of “Hoops for Hope” visited Donald Young School in Emo on Friday afternoon to perform a hoop dance in the gym. The 16-year-old hoop dancer travels all across Canada and the U.S. to raise awareness around autism, inclusion, and the impacts of bullying.
Donald Young School students filled the gym there Friday afternoon for an electric traditional hoop dancing performance by an indigenous teen who has Aspergers.
River Christie-White, from the Onedia Nation of the Thames located southwest of London, Ont., visited DYS to give a “Hoops for Hope” presentation.
Crossroads students visited Lowey's Greenhouse last month, where they shifted plants into new containers before moving them to the community garden at their school. The visit to Lowey's was part of the OPP-led program, “Project Sunset,” that takes Crossroads students out multiple times a year for a range of land-based activities.
Fort Frances Nursery School attendee Bode Coyle was happy to get his Certificate of Participation from teacher Laurel Basaraba at the Fort Frances Nursery School wind-up held last Thursday afternoon at the Legion Park. A barbecue lunch was enjoyed by those who attended the annual wind- up, with 37 children in all receiving participation certificates.
Legendary Canadian children's entertainer Fred Penner sang “Sandwiches” to St. Michael's School students and their parents in the gym there late Thursday morning as part of his cross-Canada tour. Penner sang songs, told stories, and got lots of laughs from those on hand. He then staged a concert that evening at the new Rainy Lake Square here.