Tuesday, July 22, 2014
  • Drum making
    Drum making

    Harmony Yerxa worked on making a mini hand-drum on Saturday during a workshop held at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre in conjunction with the “Harmony of Nations” Music Festival. Led by Couchiching First Nation, participants explored the art of making hand-drums and the history behind the tradition.

    Drum making
  • Music legend
    Music legend

    Award-winning music artist Buffy Sainte-Marie took centre stage under the big tent on Saturday night as the headliner for the “Harmony of Nations” Music Festival. The Canadian music legend was among the 18 artists that performed during the first-annual event, which also included workshops.

    Music legend
  • Bluegrass tips
    Bluegrass tips

    The WoodPicks, hailing from Thief River Falls, performed a mix of gospel, bluegrass, country, and Americana on Saturday during a workshop at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre in conjunction with the inaugural “Harmony of Nations” Music Festival. They took time to teach some local musicians how to play a bluegrass tune.

    Bluegrass tips
  • Lemonade stand
    Lemonade stand

    Joel Douglas of Dryden handed over a cup of pink lemonade to his grandmother, Fern, yesterday at a lemonade stand at the corner of Sixth Street and Portage Avenue. The youngster set up the stand, which also sold water and pop, along with his sister, Grace, and friend, Sammy Stone. Likely due to the rising temperatures, they had a steady stream of customers.

    Lemonade stand
  • Fiddling fun
    Fiddling fun

    Award-winning musician Sierra Noble kicked off the “Harmony of Nations” workshop series this morning at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, showing off her fiddling skills and sharing how she overcame bullying to follow her heart and create a rewarding career in music. The main site under the big tent at the waterfront opens at 3 p.m.

    Fiddling fun

Latest news

More fire aid sent west: MNR

The resource sharing continues as Ontario deployed more personnel to Prince George in British Columbia. Included in yesterday’s deployment are a total of 72 FireRangers and four overhead staff.

Bass tourney in need of volunteers

The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is set to go this week, but organizers are still looking for volunteers to help out with this year’s event.
“If you had fun at the bass tournament last year and you want it to continue we need help to make it happen,” Kathy Cuthbertson, a director of the FFCBC board, stressed.

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