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Young royalty

Melissa Gushulak, far right, questioned four-year-old Jace Dittaro as judges Shanna Ewald, far left, Tanya Dolph, and Krista Luchka looked on during the “Fun in the Sun” Mini King pageant yesterday during the Business Improvement Association’s “Mall Days.” Dittaro was crowned the 2007 “Mini King,” chosen from a total of five competitors.

Keeping kids safe

Hugh Dennis, left, co-ordinator for the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition, McDonald’s manager Bev McCoy, and Insp. Dave Lucas, OPP detachment commander for the Rainy River District, launched the summer program to encourage kids to wear bike helmets at McDonald’s yesterday. —Melanie Béchard photo

Dancing talent

“Fun in the Sun” queen contestant Rachel Dutton danced with her father, John, during the pageant’s entertainment night Tuesday at the Townshend Theatre. All of this year’s contestants, including Sydney Boustead, Danielle Payne, Holly Strain, and Paula Vangel, showed off their talents. —Amanda Roy photo��

Lifting Stanley

Chris Pronger of the Anaheim Ducks raised the Stanley Cup up for all to see Wednesday afternoon at the Dryden Regional Health Centre. Yesterday was declared “Chris Pronger Day” in the City of Dryden as Pronger brought the Cup to his hometown.

Bunker blast

Jordan Sinclair chipped his ball out of the sand bunker after it drove left of the green on the 11th hole, during Heron Landing’s Men’s Open on Saturday. —Amanda Roy photo

Survivors’ lap

Penny Logan, second from right, and Pam Hawley were among the participants in the “Survivors’ Lap” Friday evening at “Relay for Life.” —Amanda Roy photo

Proud moment

Fort Frances High School principal Gord McCabe presented Christopher Leek with his diploma during commencement exercises at the Memorial Sports Centre on Thursday night. Some 150 grads celebrated receiving their diplomas. —Melanie Béchard photo