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'Evie' hasn't slowed down yet

Monday evening's recognition of Evelyn Metke as “Citizen of the Year” in Fort Frances recognizes her years of volunteering for the community.

I have known “Evie” from the time I was 14 years old and she had made a decision to take her bronze medallion course.

It seemed unusual that an older woman, who was my mother's age, would be taking her Royal Life Saving Society bronze medallion class with a group of teenagers, but “Evie” believed she should be able to look after her children on Rainy Lake.

She challenged the class at the Point Park during lessons.

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