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Honouring Riel

Sunset Country Métis community members and friends were joined by Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis and St. Francis School teacher Artina Gurski's Grade 5 class outside the Civic Centre yesterday for the raising of the Métis Nation of Ontario flag in honour of “Louis Riel Day.” This was followed by a luncheon at the Sunset Country Métis Hall.

Revue number

Students performed Dolly Parton's “9 to 5" last night during the opening show of the Fort High musical revue, "Country meets City.” The show, which uses popular songs to tell the story of a group of country youths trying out life in the big city, will run again tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Townshend Theatre.

Early-bird draw

Safeway second manager Tyler Wojtanowski, left, drew the third early-bird winner in the Fort Frances Lions Club's food draw yesterday at Safeway as club treasurer Paul Patterson looked on. DeDe McCool won a $100 food gift card from Safeway. Other early-bird draws will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 13.

Citizens saluted

The most recent group of “Canada 150" pin recipients proudly showed off their pins and certificates in the foyer at the Civic Centre on Tuesday evening following town council's meeting. Another batch of volunteers were saluted yesterday at the "Healthy Living Food Box” program.

'Shine the Light'

Lori Maki, left, executive vice-president and chief nursing executive for Riverside Health Care, and Jacquee Loerzel, community family violence counsellor with Riverside Community Counselling Services, joined Coun. June Caul in marking the “Shine the Light" campaign's "Wear Purple Day" yesterday to honour and stand in solidarity with those women who have experienced and endured abuse.

Act of Remembrance

Cde. Wendy Derendorf recited the “Act of Remembrance" during Saturday's Remembrance Day ceremony here. The passage recited is: "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old/Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn/At the going down of the sun and in the morning/We will remember them.”

Prayer recitation

Pastor Brian Keffer recited the benediction during the Remembrance Day ceremony here Saturday. Travis Enge performed “Last Post" and "Reveille" while Roger Dolyny sang "O Canada," "The Star Spangled Banner," and "God Save the Queen.” The sound was loud and clear thanks to Cliff Pidlubny of TopMusic Productions.

Reciting poem

Fort High student Emma Cole, right, recited her portion of Lt. Col. John McCrae's “In Flanders Fields,” as fellow student Lillie MacKinnon listened intently, during Saturday's Remembrance Day ceremony here.