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‘Bye Bye Birdie’

The MacAfee family, including André Emond, left, playing son, Randolph, Katelyn Shortreed as daughter, Kim, Kali Hamilton portraying mom, Doris, and Ken Kellar as dad, Harry—sang “Hymn For a Sunday Evening” along with the cast of “Bye Bye Birdie” last night during its opening night at the Townshend Theatre.

Bridal show

Angela Halvorsen, with Y.T.B Honeymoon Registry, offered information to those attending the 2008 Bridal Show last night. The event, hosted by Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, featured many local services to help brides with their wedding plans, including music, flowers, and photography. There also were plenty of prizes up for grabs.

Sharing a laugh

Kyle Turgeon (left) and Ryan McDowall (right) showed just how loose the Muskies’ exhibition game against the Borderland Selects was on Saturday night. Players from both teams put on a great show, but moments like this illustrated they also were having a good time. The Selects wore the Muskies’ dark jerseys for the game.

Pluck a duck

Bella Frenette played the “Pluck a Duck” game at Kaela’s Kiddie Korner during the Clover Valley Farmers Market’s annual Easter Market on Saturday. Along with an assortment of Easter plants, gifts, and food for purchase, the “Kiddie Korner” featured egg colouring, seed planting, crafts, and a scavenger hunt for the youngsters.

Sounds of Easter

Diane Maxey directed the Borderland Choral Bells during a performance at the Kiwanis Club’s annual Good Friday breakfast at La Place Rendez-Vous. The sold-out breakfast also featured Rev. Jill Warner of International Falls as the guest speaker.

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.