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Wet ’n wild

Daniel Young sprayed Jasmine Taylor with a hose Saturday afternoon during the Emo Spray Park committee’s “Spray ’n Slide” party and barbecue at the Lions Park. Many people came to join in the fun in the sun—and water.—Heather Ogilvie photo

Parade smile

Prepared for the weather, three-year-old Olivia Eldridge didn’t let the prospect of rain keep her from beaming as she waited next to her baby sister, Aubrey, for the Canada Day parade to start Sunday afternoon. —Duane Hicks photo

Magic moment

2007 Fun in the Sun Queen Holly Strain, left, First Princess Paula Vangel, Second Princess Rachel Dutton, and Mini-Queen Avery Wilson-Hands, posed for pictures shortly after the crowning ceremony Sunday. —Amanda Roy photo

And the winner is . . .

Joan Allison drew a ticket for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s Canada Day lottery on Sunday at the Harbourage. Shirley Brown of Nestor Falls took home the grand prize of a 2007 Dodge Caliber SX, while cash prize winners included Todd Hamilton ($2,000), Leo Penny ($1,000), Lori Gregory ($500), and Noreen Koval ($500).

Raising awareness

Nicickousemenecaning First Nation Chief Gary Allen handed out pamphlets to motorists along Highway 11 on Friday to raise awareness of Grand Council Treaty #3. The initiative was part of the Aboriginal National Day of Action.—Amanda Roy photo

Young royalty

Melissa Gushulak, far right, questioned four-year-old Jace Dittaro as judges Shanna Ewald, far left, Tanya Dolph, and Krista Luchka looked on during the “Fun in the Sun” Mini King pageant yesterday during the Business Improvement Association’s “Mall Days.” Dittaro was crowned the 2007 “Mini King,” chosen from a total of five competitors.

Keeping kids safe

Hugh Dennis, left, co-ordinator for the Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition, McDonald’s manager Bev McCoy, and Insp. Dave Lucas, OPP detachment commander for the Rainy River District, launched the summer program to encourage kids to wear bike helmets at McDonald’s yesterday. —Melanie Béchard photo

Lifting Stanley

Chris Pronger of the Anaheim Ducks raised the Stanley Cup up for all to see Wednesday afternoon at the Dryden Regional Health Centre. Yesterday was declared “Chris Pronger Day” in the City of Dryden as Pronger brought the Cup to his hometown.