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Voyageur Day

St. Michael's School students learned how to jig in the gymnasium this morning for Voyageur Day. The students first learned the steps from Métis instructors before holding hands and dancing throughout the gym. Students also took part in a scavenger hunt, hockey game, made maple taffy, and learned about animal pelts and trapping to celebrate the day.


Jan Anderson presented Carenna Haw with the DeGagne Award at the Stratton Millennium Hall for the 4-H banquet on Friday. Haw received the award for accumulating the highest number of points in the beef club over the past three years.

'She shoots, she scores!'

“A.J." was all smiles after scoring a goal while playing "Shoot the Puck at the Duck" during "SnOasis 7: Snowflake Heaven" here Saturday at the Rainy Lake Square. "Fun in the Sun" volunteers were running the activity to promote their "Rubber Duckie” raffle tickets for the race slated for Saturday, June 15 at the Sorting Gap Marina. See story, more photos on A5.

TBay skating comp

Coach Shelley Douglas, left, proudly stood by Jillian Bilben, Peyton Jourdain, Awnley Jacobsen, Greta Fedoruk, Anissa Wimmer, Jenna Bailey, Ellianna Jacobsen, coach Gerry-Lynn Cousineau, Dominique Lemaire, Erica Lemelin and Samantha Halliday, all of whom fared well at two competitions in the last month.

Manning BBQ

Volunteer Ray Luck was kept busy grilling up a whole lot of “auger dogs" during "Snoasis 7” here Saturday. Any hotdogs left over from the event were donated to the Fort Frances Family Centre across the street from the museum.

Knocked off puck

Cole Magill was caught up in a battle for the loose puck as he tried to keep his balance and fend off Sioux Lookout Warriors' defenceman Kendall Schulz during the Muskie boys' hockey team's 3-1 win in the opener of their best-of-three NorWOSSA final last Wednesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. Magill tallied an empty-netter late in that one to seal the win.

Longtime volunteer

Longtime 4-H volunteer Ellen Chojko-Bolec, right, was awarded with a framed photo for her 40 years of service during the annual 4-H awards banquet Friday in Stratton. Fellow volunteers were also recognized in five-year increments.

Fishing buddies

Joan-Ann Henry, left, and Nadine Johnson set their hooks inside of an ice fishing shack during the fishing derby on Saturday. The pair had caught a couple perch prior to smiling for the photo but had no luck with walleye, northern pike, lake trout or crappie.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Mtis volunteers

Sunset Country Métis volunteers once again took part in “SnOasis” this year. Pictured here, dressed in their warm capotes (blanket coats), are Sarah Marusyk, left, Kimmy Daley, Caren Fagerdahl, Sheri De Gagné, and Barb Marusyk.

Vball fundraiser

The Muskie senior girls' volleyball team held a bake sale in the lobby of the Memorial Sports Centre on Friday night to raise funds for their trip to the all-Ontarios in Amherstburg this week. The three-day competition was slated to conclude today with the playoff rounds.