Sandy Skirten, right, district co-ordinator of the District Mental Health Services Older Adults Program, offered information to seniors and caregivers last Wednesday during the inaugural 55+ Seniors’ Expo in Emo. The event was deemed a success, with more than 60 seniors from the surrounding communities stopping by to check it out.
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About 30 participants braved the wet, windy weather Sunday afternoon to make the five-km trek for the CIBC “Run for the Cure.” Women, men, and youngsters walked and ran along the riverfront from the Sorting Gap Marina to Seven Oaks and back for the annual fundraiser, which locally brought in $2,859 for breast cancer research.
Extensive scaffolding has been erected around the local CIBC as a construction crew prepares to start restoring the building’s crumbling exterior. Depending on the weather, work will continue until mid-November and then resume in the spring. The scaffolding, some of which was first put up this past April as a safeguard against falling debris, will taken down during the winter months.
Alex Keszler, left, and son, Darrell, were happy to find out their 39.56-pound haul was good enough for first place and $5,000 at the 2007 Fall Bass Classic, which was held Saturday and Sunday at Birch Point Camp on Northwest Bay.
MNR inspectors checked cars and trucks on Highway 11 near Couchiching on Friday for fish and game. Dave Saunders, left, said there were no major incidents but plenty of different people heading down the highway throughout the day.
Frances Walsh, left, Alanna Walsh, Margie Caul, and Christine Krueger were among the 30 or so participants who braved the windy, wet weather yesterday afternoon as they made their way along the riverfront for the CIBC “Run for the Cure.” The annual fundraiser brought in $2,859 for breast cancer research.
Maya Davis played with a toy at the Ontario Early Years Centre booth yesterday during the Family and Children’s Services children’s services fair at Robert Moore School.
Massage therapist Suzanne Soucy, who practises in Emo, demonstrated her techniques on Jill Kellar yesterday during the inaugural seniors’ expo at the Emo Legion. About 60 seniors from the area stopped by to check out the booths and enjoy a light lunch. A similar event will be held in Fort Frances on Oct. 27.
Children’s librarian Andrea Avis, right, led a group of moms and babies in some lap activities this morning during the start of the “Mother Goose” program at the Fort Frances Public Library.
Celebrating the theme “We're All In This Together,” Patsy Roy led a group of friends and spectators onto the skate park during the opening ceremonies on Saturday. Eventually, more than 140 people joined in—encompassing the entire park.