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Ready to walk

Luella Kellar addressed those gathered at the United Native Friendship Centre on Portage Avenue on Good Friday before the start of the “Biimosetaa Walking Together to Overcome Racism” event. The walk, which was initiated by the local Right Relations Circle, was followed by a celebration at the Nanicost gymnasium.

Alone in front

Lynton Mounk (#8) put a little zip on his shot during IP2 3-on-3 action last night at ’52 Canadians Arena but goalie Matthew Booth stood tall to make the save. The two teams will meet again next Monday.

Musical interlude

Under the direction of Diane Maxey, Everett Freeman, left, Linda Reed, Kathie Nugent, and Nicole Murray of the Borderland Choral Bells performed during the Kiwanis Club’s Good Friday breakfast at La Place Rendez-Vous. The annual breakfast, which drew more than 250 people, also featured guest speaker Rev. Jill Warner of International Falls.

Walking for a purpose

Dorothy Friesen, left, and Charlene Gustafson carried the banner during “Biimosetaa Walking Together to Overcome Racism” on Good Friday as a large group of participants headed out on the walk, which was initiated by the local Right Relations Circle. Two presentations were made as the group stopped near the Northwestern Health Unit and the Rainy River District School Board offices.

Musical rehearsal

Scott Barker, right, portrayed character Albert Peterson during a rehearsal with the cast of “Bye Bye Birdie” yesterday at the Townshend Theatre. The musical will be presented there by Fort Frances High School students on March 26-29 at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets, available Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, cost $10 for adults and $7 for students/seniors.

Spring pow-wow

Both aboriginal and non-aboriginal students joined together in dancing during the Spring Pow-wow at Robert Moore School this morning. Students from several area schools participated in the third-annual event.

Easter goodies

Corbin Riches received a basket of treats from the Easter Bunny, who visited the children at the Fort Frances Nursery School yesterday during their Easter party.

Back in Walker

Students in Alexis Hill’s Grade 2 class worked on an assignment after returning back to J.W. Walker School yesterday—less than three weeks after an explosion and fire damaged the gymnasium there. Besides being unable to use the gym, it also will be a few weeks before the library is up and running as new carpet needs to be installed due to water damage.

Spring outing

These recently-born little lambs on Mark Gerber’s farm along Highway 602 enjoyed their first trip outdoors Friday afternoon. There are about 40 new lambs on the farm just west of Fort Frances—a sure sign that spring is close at hand.

Game day

Connor Schofield, left, and Matthew Booth battled it out in a game of “Connect Four” on Friday as the school-aged childred at the Fort Frances Day Care participated in “game day” there. A wide array of games were available for the kids to play, including a ring toss and a real-life sized version of “Snakes and Ladders.”