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Fundraiser to support Pioneer Museum

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The Pioneer Museum in Emo, along with the support of the township, is holding a luncheon and silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Emo Legion.

The museum provides residents and visitors the opportunity to learn about—and keep alive—the history of Rainy River District through the display of more than 1,000 artifacts.

Pictures of some artifacts will be displayed during the fundraiser.

Organizers are hoping to raise enough funds to maintain its essential services for our museum.

They are serving soup, sandwiches, and dainties with coffee or tea while the public is invited to participate in the silent auction.

Lots of items have been donated already.

Tickets cost $15 but there's a reduced price for tables of eight available.

Pre-registration is appreciated.

For more info or to register, call Kris (482-1843), Annie (482-3941), or Brenda (482-2378) or e-mail township@emo.ca

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The Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op will be working in partnership with Lakehead University's Food Security Research Network, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, the Northwestern Health Unit, municipalities, and other key partners across the region to lead the development of a food charter for the Kenora and Rainy River districts to encourage policy and commitment to support local foods.

This charter will emphasize a collaborative, regional approach to collectively address challenges and leverage assets.

Local policy is needed to align municipal level commitment with provincial objectives for increased Ontario food sales.

Strengthened policy is critical to ensuring continued support for local foods in our district, and to overcome key barriers to growth in the agricultural sector.

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The Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op and the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network also will be partnering to deliver a series of educational webinars for Northwestern Ontario producers.

Information on the webinar series is as follows:

  • Growing your CSA Program on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. (presentation by Sleepy G Farm);
  • All About Abattoirs on April 18 at 6:30 p.m.;
  • Egg Grading Collectives on April 25 at 6:30 p.m.; and
  • Microgreens & Sprouts (date TBA).

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A reminder there will be an Easter sunrise community service on April 16 at 7 a.m. on Front Street in Emo (across from Tompkins Hardware).

Service to be followed by breakfast at the Emo Legion, with admission being a free-will offering.

Everyone is welcome and bring your own chairs if needed (in case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Emo Legion).

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