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Deadline nearing for Festival entries


Friday, Feb. 16 is the deadline for entries for the 78th year of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts.

Committee members are hoping the public will celebrate this prestigious milestone with them by participating in the Festival in some way, either as a performer, an audience member, or a volunteer.

The 2018 syllabus and entry forms have been posted at under the “participate” tab.

The Vocal segment of the Festival will run from April 3-6, followed by Drama and Speech Arts (English and French) on April 9-10, Instrumental on April 12-13, and then Piano from April 16-20.

The annual “Highlights Concert” will take place on Tuesday, May 8.

The committee also is hoping the public will support the Festival buy purchasing a T-shirt.

The cost per shirt is $10 for kids and $15 for adults, with various sizes available.

If you would like to purchase one, contact

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The Northridge Funeral Home, Clare Allan Brunetta Law Office, and Canada Purple Shield invite you to join them for lunch on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Emo (123 Jessie St.)

Along with a complimentary lunch, you will receive valuable information on how pre-planning can reduce stress for your family, save you money, and give you peace of mind.

To reserve your free seat, call Canada Purple Shield at 1-800-661-8959.

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The Emo food bank is open on the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 1-3 p.m.

It is located in the basement of the Thrift Store on Colonization Road.

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Family Day is observed in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick on the third Monday of February. In B.C., Family Day falls on the second Monday of February.

This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.

This year's Family Day activities in Rainy River District will take place on Monday, Feb. 19. Many people plan to take part in activities aimed at the whole family.

These include visiting art exhibitions, watching movies, skating on outdoor ice rinks, playing board games, and taking part in craft activities. Some communities also are planning special public events.

Watch for activities that are being planned in your community—and plan on taking part!

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