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Stephanie Hagenaars

Pride art

It was a sunny day to kick off “Pride Week" here yesterday and people of all ages took advantage as they gathered at the new Rainy Lake Square to take part in an open air art studio held by Community Living Fort Frances and District. Ethan and Harley Barnett, along with Emma Barg (right), showed off the flags and ribbon wands they had created in support of "Pride.”

Trip draw (July)

Chris Caron, a physiology summer student working at Wright Physio here, dipped his hand in the drum to pick the July winner of the Kiwanis Club's “Trip of the Month” draw Tuesday morning at International Travel Services while local Kiwanian Robin Wright looked on. Marc Foley and Taryn Beukema of Vancouver, B.C. won a tour to London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland valued at $4,300.

More fireworks

The wind picked up into the evening on Sunday but that didn't put a damper on the Canada Day fireworks show! The bright light from the colourful bursts filled the sky, reflecting off the upper Rainy River while creating sillouettes of boats out to get the perfect view.

Sunshine Kids

Tanya Mueller, front left, and members of the community got together to raise money for the Sunshine Kids Foundation by collecting donations at the new Rainy Lake Square here Saturday morning after participating in an awareness walk, which started at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Colourful burst

Canada Day is never over without the annual show of fireworks over the upper Rainy River and once again hundreds of people gathered along the walkway on Colonization Road East to watch the colourful bursts. Some sat on blankets and lawn chairs, others tried to snag a front row seat from their boats in the water, while still others simply viewed from the car.