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Stroke group

Volunteers and graduates of the first “Moving On from Stroke" program at La Verendrye General Hospital this year posed for a celebratory photo. Seated in the front row are volunteers Wilma Chapman, left, and Melvin Jourdain, while in the back row are volunteer LaVerna Brown, left, and graduates Blondie Ditmars, Betty and Bill Penney, and Marcus Gerber.

Arpin, Jackson

Rainy River Owl standout Jackson Arpin got ready to make a serve during one of his matches earlier this season. Arpin has been dominant in senior boys' singles play this season and qualified for his third trip to OFSAA with a perfect 5-0 showing at the NWOSSAA badminton championships held last Wednesday in Thunder Bay.

Criminally kind

Mayor June Caul did a stint behind bars on Saturday during the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions' annual “Bail or Jail" fundraiser at the Fort Frances Curling Club, in conjunction with the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's Business and Community Expo.

Newcomers event

Close to 40 people from 11 different countries came out to Plaza Lanes on Friday for the “Newcomer Meet and Greet” event hosted by the Valley Adult Learning Association. The event was meant to help people who are new here connect and network with other newcomers.

Owl badminton

Madison Kreger, left, took an overhead swing at the birdie as her Owl teammate Tala Quran watched intently during the NorWOSSA finals last Wednesday in Dryden. The RRHS duo won the silver medal with four wins and one loss.

Coach honoured

Jamie Booth, right, is pictured here with the Emo Express PeeWee Green team, including co-coach, Andy McCormick, left, who nominated Booth to be Hockey Northwestern Ontario's Coach of the Year.