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2006 Images

Alice in Wonderland

Jessica George danced the role of Alice while Laura Darby portrayed Mr. White Rabbit during Fort Dance Studio’s presentation of “Adventures in Wonderland,” which saw two performances Saturday at the Townshend Theatre. Next up for Fort Dance Studio will be its fifth-annual General Division Recital, which this year is entitled “Inspiration.” The show will be held Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

Feast before Lent

Lindsay Lizotte, left, and her sister, Stephanie, enjoyed a plate of pancakes yesterday at Knox United Church—just one of the several local churches that served pancakes up for Shrove Tuesday. Also known as Mardi Gras, yesterday was the last day before Lent. —Duane Hicks photo

Walk the plank!

Menacing Captain Hook (Hailey Trimble) warned Wendy (Paige McNally) it was her turn to walk the plank during Donald Young School’s presentation of the classic “Peter Pan” story last Wednesday. The show ran Feb. 22-24 in the school’s gymnasium, with several performances enacted during the week for other schools in the district.

–Heather Ogilvie photo

Anti-smoking message

Kasey Hawrylak, left, and Tiffany Whalen, along with other members of the Tobacco Awareness Youth Group at Fort Frances High School, participated in the “Smoke-free Movies International Day of Action” yesterday by writing messages about smoking in movies on white boards in every classroom.

Fighting for position

The Muskie girls’ hockey team pulled out an exciting 5-4 win in double-overtime against the Eagles here Sunday to force a third-and-deciding game in their NorWOSSA semi-final series last night back in Dryden. Alas, the black-and-gold fell 4-0 to be eliminated from further playoff contention. Dryden now faces the Kenora Broncos for the league crown.

—Jenni Condon photo

Shrove Tuesday

Director of Education for the Northwest Catholic District School Board, Mary-Catherine Kelly, left helped teacher Jean Bujold serve up pancakes at St. Michael’s School this morning for Shrove Tuesday. Also known as Mardi Gras, today is the last day before Lent in the Roman Catholic tradition.

—Melanie Béchard photo

Wonderland flowers

Alyssa Chiasson (a yellow daffodil), front left, and Elizabeth DeGagne (a purple pansy) awoke along with the other flowers in the garden during the dress rehearsal of Fort Dance Studio’s production of “Adventures in Wonderland.” The show ran Saturday, with one performance at 2 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. –Heather Ogilvie photo

‘Just go!’

Gregory Larson, played by Rob Tovey, told Gerta (Mary Elder) to “just go” after she asked him to read her script during one of the scenes in “I Bet Your Life”–a dinner theatre play presented by Fort Frances Theatre. The dinner and show will be on again tonight and Saturday at La Place Rendez Vous, with cocktails beginning at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and the curtain rising at 7:30 p.m.

‘I won’t grow up!’

Kennedy Latimer–who shared the role of Peter Pan with fellow student, Carina Mack–spoke to Taylor Pelepetz (Tinkerbell) during Donald Young School’s production of “Peter Pan” last night in the school’s gymnasium. The play runs again tonight and Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.

–Heather Ogilvie photo

Frosty protest

Local CUPE members braved the frigid cold and marched down Scott Street on Friday in protest of the provincial government’s plan to pass Bill 206 in coming weeks, which will revise the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS). CUPE members across the province participated in the event in an effort to get the McGuinty government to reconsider the plan.