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2006 Images

Happy walkers

Danny Smith, left, Lori Green, and Tom Bruyere did their best to keep dry during Bruyere’s seventh “Walk fo Dialysis” from Emo to Fort Frances along the River Road on Friday. The annual event raised more than $10,000 for the hemodialysis unit at La Verendrye Hospital here.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Homecoming hi-jinx

Grade 9 student Cassie McLellan got hit with silly-string while running an obstacle course during halftime of the Muskies’ annual Homecoming game here Friday afternoon. Despite a hard-fought game, the black-and-gold let several chances slip through their fingers en route to a 7-7 tie with the Kenora Broncos.

—Alex Cruickshank photo

Top senior

Bernice Campbell was honoured as the Township of Emo’s “Senior of the Year” yesterday at the hospital cafeteria where she often volunteers.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

Chili sample

The Wolf 92.3 fm employees Leanne Cameron, left, and Luke Cawston offered up samples of their “Wolf Chili” to nearly 240 people at Warp 9 on Friday during the “Great Chili Cook-off” presented by the Fort Frances Museum. The Wolf took home the People’s Choice Award while local NDP candidate John Rafferty was the judges’ favourite.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

‘Gift of life’

Anna Carlson of Fort Frances gave the “gift of life” during Canadian Blood Services’ semi-annual blood drive at Fort Frances High School yesterday. CBS spokesperson Harvey Heather said this morning a total of 154 donors came to the clinic yesterday, giving 133 units of blood. The donor clinic continues today from noon until 3 p.m. and again from 5-8:30 p.m. in the Fort High gym.

Up for bid

Auctioneer Telford Advent tried to raise the bid on this “Wolf Quilt” held by Robin McCormick, centre, and Kayla Lauzon at the Meals on Wheels handi-van fundraiser Saturday evening at the Emo Legion. The sold-out event featured dinner, entertainment, a penny table, silent auction, and live auction. More than $6,000 was raised from the auctions.

—Heather Ogilvie photo

Arm in arm

This group of friends is not off to see the Wizard, but are in fact raising money for dialysis at La Verendrye Hospital during Tom Bruyere’s Walk for Dialysis from Emo to Fort Frances this morning. The annual walk has raised more than $60,000 in the past six years. —Melanie Béchard photo

Drive-thru breakfast

Valerie Martindale of the Voyageur Lions Club helped pass out coffee, muffins, and goodie bags at the Lions Drive-Thru Breakfast at Time Hortons this morning. The bags were filled with more than $10 worth of donated items from local businesses. Some bags contained special prizes. The event is a fundraiser for local children’s programs, funded through the Lions Club.

Big spike

Aaron Oakes spiked the ball during practice Monday at Fort High. The junior spikers are hoping to improve upon their win total from a year ago when they won just one game in NorWOSSA play.

—Alex Cruickshank photo

Lacing up

Amber Morrison tied up her laces just prior to the warm-up exercises, led by Jackie Lampi-Hughes of Energy Fitness Centre, before the annual Terry Fox “Marathon of Hope” here Sunday afternoon. This year’s fundraiser drew 70 participants and raised more than $9,000.

—Duane Hicks photo