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The trick’s on you

Peter Mennie, the “Abra Kid Abra Magician,” disguised his assistants with floppy hats in an attempt to obscure their identities from the audience while he mixed up their standing order. The audience was on to his trickery though as they could still identify the assistants—but they were shocked when the magic unfolded.

Bursary winner

Alice Ivall, North One Regional Director for Community Living Ontario, presented local graduate Veryan Erwin with the Anne Stafford “Light Up the Future” 2008 bursary. Erwin will be continuing his post secondary education at Confederation College in Thunder Bay this fall.

Puttin’ for charity

Lawrence Carter came up a bit short during the putting contest on the grass at Kitchen Creek Golf Course while sporting some extra grass on top of his head Saturday during the second-annual RBC Financial Group Charity Golf Classic. The fundraising total for the event was not available prior to press time.

‘Knight’s Tale’ party

Seven-year-old twins Alina, left, and Brianna Eldridge enjoyed the “Knight’s Tale” party held yesterday at the public library. Kids participated in colouring, jousting, crafts, and were even knighted. Keeping with the medieval fantasy theme, kids also enjoyed eating Jell-O “dragon guts.”

Reliving history

Several of the teams from the 2008 David Thompson Brigade allowed the youngsters in Emo to sit in the canoes following their arrival there on Thursday. The voyageurs showed the children how to handle the paddles and how to shift positions from side to side in the canoe.

Paddling voyageurs

A team of voyageurs from the 2008 David Thompson Brigade paddled towards the shore of Pither’s Point Park on Friday. A total of 160 voyageurs visited the Rainy River District last week, participating in celebrations in Rainy River, Emo, and Fort Frances. They are making their way from Rocky Mountain House, Alta. to Fort William, Ont.

‘Let’s go, team!’

Despite the rain, members of the “Pink Attitude” team belted out an insprirational cheer on Friday evening before the start of the “Relay of Life” at Pither’s Point Park. A total of 21 teams braved the soggy weather, walking all night to raise about $50,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

‘Teddy Bear’ fun

Carol Tolley sat with Diarmid, Lindsay, and Katherine Payne and all their “Teddies” during the annual Fort Frances Public Library’s “Teddy Bear Picnic” on Friday. The event was supposed to take place at the Legion Park but due to heavy rainfall earlier in the day the event was taken to the cafeteria at the Fort Frances High School.

Tearin’ it up

Falls High School student Kasey Graves, 15, pulled off a trick at the skate park behind the Memorial Sports Centre here Tuesday afternoon while friends Nate Oustad, 17, and Tim Myles, 16, looked on.

I did it!

Graduates of the Zaagi’idiwin Aboriginal Head Start program wore proud smiles on Friday as they took their seats at the front of the room packed with family and friends.