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2006 Images

Thrill ride

Larry Godin steered while his son, Kyle, cheered as they barrelled down the hill at the overpass here yesterday afternoon. The hill was packed with kids of all ages enjoying the holiday break. Tobogganers will have to make due with what little snow is on the ground as there’s none in the immediate forecast. —Alex Cruickshank photo

Pouncing on rebound

Muskie Ryan Witherspoon raced Dryden Eagles’ defender Jon Engstrom for a loose puck Friday night in NorWOSSA league action at Ice For Kids Arena. The black-and-gold defeated the Eagles 4-1 to remain undefeated in league play thus far this season.—Alex Cruickshank photo

Acclaimed author

Award-winning First Nations children’s author Larry Loyie was at Betty’s on Saturday signing copies of three of his books: “As Long As the Rivers Flow” (featuring illustrations by Heather D. Holmlund), “The Gathering Tree,” and his latest work, “When the Spirits Dance.” Born in Slave Lake, Alta., Loyie is the brother of local resident Buddy Loyie.

—Duane Hicks photo

Christmas hampers

Volunteer Bridget Dobransky, left, passed a Christmas hamper to Crystal Indian, while Cpt. Marlene Sandoval of the Salvation Army handed her a plush teddy bear last Thursday morning. The Salvation Army handed out 221 hampers to needy families in the district that day, and each one included a stuffed animal donated by the public at the two “Teddy Bear Tosses.”

—Melanie Béchard photo

Christmas feast

Albert Cochrane, left, and Janis Tuesday enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner Monday at the New Beginnings Fellowship. About 250 people enjoyed the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau’s Christmas community dinner this year—a number consistent with past ones. This included 42 “Meals on Wheels,” which volunteers delivered to local shut-ins.—Duane Hicks photo

Together at Christmas

Wayne Fraser, left, joined Brian Wilson and Evelyn Fraser at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau’s 19th-annual community Christmas dinner on Monday. Over 200 people flocked to the New Beginnings Fellowship that afternoon for the meal, which was made possible through donations by local businesses and individuals.

Christmas bounty

Looking at these rows and rows of food items and toys, the generosity of the community once again was apparent yesterday, as the local Salvation Army handed out 221 hampers to needy families in the district. Each one included a stuffed animal donated by the public at the two “Teddy Bear Tosses” earlier this month.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Santa smiles

Maya Davis, two, was thrilled to visit with Santa Claus at the Fort Frances Nursery School yesterday. All the nursery school children received books from the jolly old elf.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Beating the man

Dryden’s Aidan Greenslade tried to dribble around Muskie Kyle Hill during NorWOSSA junior boys’ action last Thursday at Fort High. The black-and-gold won the game in convincing fashion—49-22—over the Eagles. —Melanie Béchard photo

Musical bears

Marilyn Stinson’s Grade 1 class from Robert Moore School recited a poem about a bear who slept through Christmas at the school’s rehearsal yesterday morning for its primary Christmas concert. The concert for children in JK-Grade 3 took place last night while the one for kids from Grade 4-8 takes place tonight at 7 p.m. in the school gym.

—Melanie Béchard photo