A group of workers at La Verendrye Hospital held a rally late yesterday morning in support of the 75,000 hospital workers who want to bargain fairly. Similar rallies were scheduled across Ontario, including at the health centres in Emo and Rainy River, to support the “Together for Respect” campaign co-ordinated by CUPE, SIEU, and Unifor.
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Gale Hyatt was one of the many people who got into their 1890 era costume for the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's “Gold Rush Gala” at the Emo Arena on Saturday night.
Organizers were impressed by the number of people who got into costume for the event. In fact, it seemed more like a Western saloon throughout the event with 1890-themed decorations spread across the venue.
A flock of geese took flight over a section of the Rainy River along downtown Emo earlier this month. With warmer weather on the horizon, multiple flocks of geese are passing through on their annual migration north.
Diane Gibson, right, and Marie Saunders greeted “Gold Rush Gala” guests into the Emo Arena throughout Saturday evening. Many attendees, volunteers, and organizers dressed up in costumes fitting into the 1890 gold rush era.
Auctioneer Telford Advent looked to solicit bids during the “Gold Rush Gala” held Saturday night. The live auction helped raise money that will be used to carry out upgrades at the Emo Arena, with the RRVAS planning to put a shovel in the ground for the upgrades later this spring.
The Fort Frances Choraliers performed the Easter cantata, “Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb,” on Sunday afternoon at the New Beginnings Fellowship here. This year's cantata, featuring 36 singers, once again was directed by Diane Maxey. It also featured a duet by Tania Cox and Pam Guild, solos by Mike Andrusco, Shawn Holditch, and David Miller, and narration by Michael Brady.
Neen Martin placed a bid on one of the many silent auction items up for bid during the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's “Gold Rush Gala" on Saturday night at the Emo Arena. The proceeds raised from the silent auction, and event as a whole, will go towards the "River Valley Events & Education Centre Project.”
Larry Hands pictured attending the 50th-anniversary celebration of Confederation College here last month. He took the Health Care Aide Program and graduated in 1981, leading to his current employment at Rainycrest.
Cathy Richard, left, and Christine Denby (above) had the audience howling during Fort Frances Little Theatre's production of “Calendar Girls” at Knox United Church while Cynthia Donald, at right, posed in her outfit for the photo shoot.
Live music entertained hundreds of “Gold Rush Gala” attendees on Saturday night. There was no shortage of singers and guitar players on the lineup, with music playing non-stop until late in the night.
Money raised from this event will support the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society's efforts to install a new building at the Emo fairgrounds.