Sarah McComb, 10, and Shane Katona, 14, both members of the Border Figure Skating Club here, have been invited to participate in the Northern Ontario Section Skaters Development Camp in North Bay on Aug. 25-27.
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Borderland Ball Blast '97, which features a men's soccer tournament and an adult mixed slo-pitch one, goes for the first time this weekend at the St. Francis Sports Field.
The three-day event is offering $3,000 in cash prizes altogether, and 10 free tickets per team for the social slated Saturday night at the curling club.
Peter Leek took the checkered flag in the modified feature race last Friday at the Emo Speedway, finishing as the top points driver on the night with 55.
Leek, who also finished second in the second heat, was followed in the feature by Rick Roche, Greg Ferris and Tom Jackson.
Winnipeg is busily preparing to host more than 7,000 athletes, coaches and media from more than 40 countries for the 1999 Pan American Games, and one of the chief organizers once made her home right here in Fort Frances.
With 104 of the best angling teams entered in this year’s Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship—one thing was for certain.
It would take three consecutive days of impressive catches to capture the title as the top team—and the $21,000 first-place prize that went along with that prestigious honour.
The 104 teams fishing in the third-annual Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship here last weekend may have had the spotlight under the big tent during the weigh-ins but kids hooked on fishing had their share of the glory, too.
Children got a “reel" chance to hook on to some great fishing advice Friday morning during the first "Kids’ Pathway to Fishing” seminar under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina.
In just its third season, the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is fast becoming one of the most recognizable bass tournaments in both Canada and the U.S.
And that profile was given an even bigger boast last weekend when the “In-Fisherman” TV show decided to tape the weekend’s action out on Rainy Lake.
The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship is definitely making a name for itself in the fishing world. And in the eyes of the anglers, it’s one of the best bass tournaments around.
But what is it that sets this derby apart from the others? According to Phil Killeen of Winnipeg, it’s not just the quest for prize money that lures anglers here.
“Anyone in the top 20 can win this tournament tomorrow,” Dave Lindsay said during Saturday afternoon’s weigh-in at the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.
“I hate to be in first place for the first two days of fishing.”