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Stephanie Hagenaars

Planting seeds

Brooklyn Ensign, four, was planting seeds that soon will become cucumbers and radishes on Monday, which marked the first meeting of the Kids' Garden Club at the Fort Frances Community Garden on Lillie Avenue North. In addition to the cucumbers and radishes, many gardeners were planting beans, lettuce, peppers, beets, and blue potatoes. The club meets every Monday from 5-6 p.m.

Exhibit speaker

Couchiching First Nation historian Glenn Jourdain shared stories about his experience at one of the former residential schools in Fort Frances, St. Marguerite's Indian Residential School, in a complementary exhibit on the second floor of the Fort Frances Museum. This exhibit features photos and documents obtained by Jourdain on both the former St.

Emo dog walk

The Emo and District Lions Club hosted its inaugural “Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides” in Emo on Sunday afternoon. Twenty-two people and eight dogs walked the route from the fairgrounds to the river and back to raise money for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides training school in Oakville, Ont.

Friends book sale

The “Friends of the Library” held its annual book sale at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Saturday. People dropped by throughout the day to browse the numerous titles and genres and pick up a book—with some carrying a stack of newfound goodies to take home. The sale will continue until this Thursday (May 31).

Orchestra concert

The Borderland Community Orchestra held its spring concert Tuesday evening at the Townshend Theatre. The concert, entitled “Fairy Tales and Magical Stories," also featured performances from the Rainy River High School Band, Bel Canto, and new Borderland Choir. The concert ended with an encore of "Pirates of the Caribbean,” which was greeted with a standing ovation from the audience.

Exhibit opening

Rev. Barb Miller of Knox United Church here spoke at yesterday's opening of the “We Were Taught Differently: The Indian Residential School Experience” exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum which is on loan from the Lake of the Woods Museum in Kenora.

Frying fish

Brian Smith from Pwi-di-goo-zing ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services volunteered his time Friday for the 48th-annual fish fry at the Rainy River First Nations' pow-wow grounds. The festivities may have started at 4 p.m. but many volunteers, like Smith, started around 10 a.m. setting up tents and frying fish.