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Hockey school

Local youth hockey players are working to improve their skills this week at the Northwestern Hockey Camp Canada at the Memorial Sports Centre. Led by instructors Jamie Davis, Harry Mahood, and Austin Sutter, kids aged five-17 are engaging in the high-performance sessions each day this week through Friday. The program has been designed to reflect the progressive needs of developing players.

Shibori dyeing

David Morrison admired his tie-dyed creation as he unravelled the fabric to hang it on a clothesline to dry during Community Living's Open Air Art Studio at Point Park yesterday. A Shibori Dyeing craft took place, where people could tie-dye pillow cases, bandanas, white T-shirts, or whatever fabric they wished under the guidance of Community Living staff and summer students.

Dandylion Festival

Dolores and David Beach installed a new brick in the Lions Park pathway around the fountain on Second Street East here during this year's “Dandy Lion Festival” held yesterday afternoon. Nineteen new bricks were placed during the annual event, which also included live music and a barbecue.

RLC meeting

Thomas Gable, a doctoral student in the department of fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology at the University of Minnesota, gave a presentation to members of the Rainy Lake Conservancy during the group's annual general meeting yesterday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous.

School supplies

Kathi Lampi, left, and Ashley Sisco, M. Wu Dentistry staff members, stood outside Walmart here Saturday morning for a “Stuff the Bus" event, done in conjunction with Iron Range Bus Lines, as part of their annual "Backpacks for Kids" campaign.

Playing pickleball

Twyla Howarth, left, and Lori King teamed up for a game of pickleball yesterday morning at the tennis courts next to Fort High. The sport, which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, is played with solid paddles, a plastic ball, and on a smaller court, with the game continuing until a team reaches 11 points. Drop-in games are held every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi workout

A Tai Chi workout was held in the Rainy Lake Square yesterday morning led by instructors Carole Mackintosh, left, Le Truong, Sheri De Gagne, and Karen Gagne of the Fort Frances Tai Chi Club. The hour-long session will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. until the end of August. Sessions are free and all ages, abilities, and skill levels are welcome to join.

Concert in square

Well over 100 people turned out to the Rainy Lake Square yesterday evening to enjoy a free concert by local band Rough Cut Pine. They played a two-hour set from 6-8 p.m. that provided entertainment to everyone who pitched a lawn chair at the square.