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FFCBC launch (2018)

The duo of John Balaski and Chad Budde hit the water early this morning as part of the first flight launch that kicked off the 24th-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship which runs today through Saturday. Balaski and Budde are one of 94 teams vying for the $20,000 first-place prize this year. Weigh-ins being at 3:30 p.m. both today and tomorrow, and then at 3 p.m.

Knox United banner

Lilly Wider, left, and Naomi Dunn carried the Knox United Church banner down Church Street as part of Borderland Pride's “Passport to Pride” march on Saturday. Participants of the march walked from Smoky Bear Park in International Falls, Mn. to the Civic Centre here.

Pride march 1

Over 200 people marched across the International Bridge on Saturday in Borderland Pride's “Passport to Pride." Participants walked one mile from International Falls, Mn. to the Civic Centre here where a flag ceremony was held. From there, the party gathered at Rainy Lake Square for a "BBQueer” lunch.

Piper singing

Piper Lidkea performed during the “BBQueer" lunch held at the Rainy Lake Square as part of the festivities Saturday afternoon. Lidkea also performed the national anthem in both International Falls and Fort Frances for their respective ceremonies during Borderland Pride's "Passport to Pride” march.

Sassy story

Pharoah Moans gave an enthusiastic performance while reading, “Don't Touch This Book,” to children and parents at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Sunday. The library hosted Drag Queen Story Hour as part of Borderland Pride's 2018 Pride Week activities.

Pride queens

Prairie Sky, left, Vida Lamour Decosmo, Jack Doff, Lady Quinnzarr, and Pharaoh Moans struck a pose in front of the “Welcome to Fort Frances" sign in the east end prior to giving their energetic performances to a packed house at the "Fort Fabulous Friday” Pride Week event held at From the Grind Up last Friday evening.

Tie dye kid

Kalesi Armstrong, two, was concentrating hard on her tie dye creation last Tuesday (July 10) at a workshop held at the United Native Friendship Centre's Circle of Life Centre on Mowat Avenue. The workshop was one of many activities that celebrated Pride Week, including an arts and crafts session held at Rainy Lake Square where participants made Pride flags and ribbon wands.

Pride breakfast

Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services held a breakfast in celebration of “Pride Week” last Thursday at the behavioural health services location on Kings Highway. Dozens of people from various communities stopped by to take part in the festivities while enjoying a meal of pancakes and sausages.

Young speaker

Raina Johnson, left, and Macey McMillen took to the podium to say a few words during a flag ceremony at the Fort Frances Civic Centre on Saturday in honour of Pride Week. The ceremony was part of Borderland Pride's “Passport to Pride” march which took place earlier that day.

Parade duo

Labour groups showed their support of Borderland Pride's 2018 Pride Week, including these two men who crossed the International Bridge on Saturday holding a Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) banner.