Rainycrest residents, guests and staff celebrated Canada Day a day early with a party last Thursday. Hallett Hall was decked out in patriotic decor for the occasion, and the “Rainycrest Four” entertained through lunch, causing many to leave their meal and hit the dance floor.
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Brian White, left, and Bryan Gustafson, right, surrounded Lake Despair tournament organizer Bill Godin as they received their first-place trophies.
Brian Gregory checked out the hail that still remained at Boffin Lake an hour after a storm hit yesterday morning. The storm also brought strong winds up to 60 km/h, with some downed trees reported in town.
Gil Hayes of Edmonton was fishing with his niece, local resident Teresa Bolen, from shore near the Crow Rock bridge recently when this cute little red fox joined them. Hayes is a retired wrestler who was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame. He grew up here before going on to wrestle elsewhere in Canada, as well as in South America, Japan, Hawaii, and Florida.
The Fort Frances Power Corp., along with several volunteers with The Shops on Scott (BIA), helped put up flower baskets for the summer yesterday on the 100, 200, and 300 blocks of Scott Street. The Shops on Scott paid for the flowers, which they got from Hammond’s Nursery.
Sunset Country Métis president Clint Calder, left, chatted with Sarah-Lynn Klassen during the “Ring in Spring” open house yesterday afternoon at the Métis Hall here. Those on hand enjoyed free tea and bannock, and also got to meet-and-greet the Sunset Country Métis council.
Westyn DeGagne dressed up as a firefighter during the Fort Frances Nursery School’s visit to the local fire hall and OPP station earlier this month.
Submitted by Betty Grynol
Local Grand Knight Dino Morelli is pleased to have his Council #2766 support the local Special Olympics participants.
Two local Olympians—Gerald Carrier and Ray Bedard—will be travelling to Guelph, Ont. for the provincial games May 26-29.
They will be competing in five-pin bowling.
Métis Nation of Ontario presidential candidate Margaret Froh and MNO citizen Kevin Marusyk discussed Métis harvesting rights among other issues at a meet-and-greet yesterday morning at La Place Rendez-Vous. Secretary-treasurer candidate Tim Pile also joined Froh on a tour of Region 1—with additional stops in Atikokan, Dryden, and Kenora.
World champion Tina Turner tribute artist Luisa Marshall will be performing next Thursday at the local Legion. She is stopping here on a tour to raise awareness of PTSD.