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Volleyball nationals

Adyson Wilson-Hands of Fort Frances, second from right, was in some elite company hanging out with the likes of Canadian Olympic beach volleyball players Heather Bansley, left, Kristina Valjas, and Jamie Broder during her recent trip to the U Sports Canadian university women's volleyball championship in Toronto

'Chain of Friendship'

Some of the Fort High students who signed their names on a link for the “Best Buddies" Chain of Friendship gathered to show off the lengthy paper chain in the atrium Tuesday afternoon. With March being "Best Buddies” month, the Chain of Friendship represents expressing kindness, acceptance, and friendship to all.

Winding up

Crossroads student Rylan Sabbe got ready to toss a Frisbee yesterday during a school visit from ReachUp Ultimate, a non-profit organization engaging youth in active, healthy living through the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. ReachUp teaches a set of principles called “Spirit of the Game,” reinforcing the Seven Sacred Teachings of love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth.

Cinnamon buns

Ryan Brady showed off some of the cinnamon buns for sale during the “Soup and Bun Fundraiser” at St. Mary's Church here on Sunday. The church has been running the fundraiser for 12 years now and has raised over $30,000 for Development and Peace.

Beaudry skipping

Hailey Beaudry of Fort Frances was instrumental in leading her Lakehead University Thunderwolves to a huge semi-final upset over the University of Alberta Pandas' Kristen Streifel (background) at the 2017 U-Sports/Curling Canada University Championships last Wednesday in Thunder Bay.

Contest winner

Six-year-old Bryson DeGagne was named the winner of Community Living's “Random Acts of Kindness” challenge for his donation to the Canadian Institute for the Blind. The youngster was presented with a certificate from the board of directors for his kind act.

Elvis visit

Canadian figure skating legend Elvis Stojko made the day of Greta Fedoruk and many other Border Skating Club members during his appearance at the Thunder Bay Open earlier this month.