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Roll and stroll

Mothers and their babies participated in the “Moms and Babes Roll and Stroll” program this morning down on the La Verendrye Parkway. Presented through the Northwestern Health Unit, the class starts out every Monday morning from the Sorting Gap Marina, lead by instuctor Jackie Lampi-Hughes.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Reading for futures

Steve Latimer took some time on Thursday morning to read to a group of Senior Kindergarten students from Robert Moore school and Donald Young school. As retired police officer as well as being involved with the United Native Friendship Centre and the NCDS, Latimer is helping out by being a role model to encourage young boys to read.

Nursery graduation

Lily Matthews received her graduation hat and diploma on Wednesday morning from her teacher Angela Gibson. Matthews was one of over 40 kids who graduated from Fort Frances Nursery school. The event took place at the Legion Park. It began with a barbecue, following by the graduation presentation and a magic show. — Crystal Green photo

Grand march

Bryan Gustafson and Jenna Cousineau paraded across the Townshend Theatre stage on Saturday during Fort Frances High School’s Prom 2006 “Grand March,” which allowed the couples to show off their stunning evening wear to family and friends. About 175 students participated in the event before heading to prom at La Place Rendez-Vous.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

Moving the Museum

Susan Bodnarchuk, curator Pam Hawley, and John Rafferty yesterday helped move boxes from the Fort Frances Museum to its temporary location further down Scott Street for the next six months. Members of the community were invited to spend their coffee break at the museum.

—Crystal Green photo

Charity BBQ

Chad Westover of Fort Frances accepted a smokie from Bonnie Allan, a department manager at Wal-mart, during a charity BBQ there on Friday. The company raised $688 for Donald Young School eighth-grade student, Katie Kuitunen, who has been sick for some time although the reason is still unknown. The money will help the family with trips to Winnipeg for testing. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Highest award

Fort Frances High School principal Gord McCabe presented Lindsey Sockolotuk with the Principal’s Award for Student Leadership during the school’s recognition assembly in the Townshend Theatre on Thursday. Sockolotuk was also recognized for making the Most Valuable Contribution to the Student Executive Council, and received a pen for making the Honour Roll 14 times out of a possible 16.

Just wide

Margaret Cameron just missed her putt at the 10th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament last Friday at Kitchen Creek Golf Club. Fifteen teams raised roughly $3000 for the Confederation College scholarship awarded annually to a district student. —Alex Cruickshank photo

Here’s the pitch

Cubs pitcher Blake Wepruk warmed up between innings Monday night at the St. Francis North diamond. The Cubs are one of two teams here in town who compete in the Fort Frances Little League. The league is rounded out by two teams from the country.

—Alex Cruickshank photo


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