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Volunteering because it's fun: Donald

Sometimes, the best part about volunteering is the other volunteers.

At least that's the opinion of Cynthia Donald, who was surprised and humbled to be honoured as the 2018 “Citizen of the Year” for Fort Frances during Monday night's council meeting.

She noted that mayor-elect June Caul had asked her if she wanted to go in the Christmas parade with her this Sunday (Dec. 2).

Donald named town's top citizen

Cynthia Donald is the 2018 “Citizen of the Year.”

Donald, a retired teacher and longtime volunteer, was honoured by mayor and council at last night's meeting.

In addition to being chairperson of the “Fun in the Sun” committee in recent years, Donald is a Kiwanis Club member and vice-chair of the Rainy River District Festival for the Performing Arts.

Top citizen to be named

Who will be the 2018 “Citizen of the Year?”

The answer to that question will be revealed at tonight's town council meeting.

The new “Citizen of the Year” will be honoured during a presentation following the committee of the whole meeting.

The town received a total of five nominations by the Oct. 26 deadline.

We goofed

The wrong headline was used for a front-page story that jumped to page A6 in yesterday's Times.

The “Spirit of Christmas" jump ended up under a headline that instead referred to the story on "Louis Riel Day.”

The Times regrets any confusion or disappointment this error may have caused.

R.I.D.E. campaign to begin

Members of the Rainy River District OPP would like to advise the public of the Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign that is taking place from Nov. 23-Jan. 2.

Officers will be conducting R.I.D.E. programs throughout the district during this time period and beyond to combat impaired driving.

Quilters honour local veterans

Local residents Wilna and Hubert Meyers have handcrafted quilts over the last few years that have been given to various veterans in the community to recognize their service.

The contributions are part of the “Quilts of Valour” program that is made up of volunteers who create quilts to recognize injured soldiers and veterans.