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2006 Images

Abattoir interest

Keith Caul, left, and Bill McLean offered their support Wednesday night at the abattoir meeting in Barwick by signing a pledge form citing they will pay a $500 membership fee and loan $2,000 toward the project. –Heather Ogilvie photo

Celtic pride

Guy Avis, left, certainly dressed the part during the annual “Curl for Cancer” fundraiser Saturday at the Fort Frances Curling Club. This year’s event, which featured 24 teams curling three four-end games, raised about $14,000. —Jenni Condon photo

Fight for the right

Travis Stromness, left, of the Muskie junior boys’ basketball team fought Dryden for the ball in the NorWOSSA semi-final showdown here last Thursday morning. The black-and-gold prevailed 50-41. —Jenni Condon photo

Practice makes perfect

Rob Tovey, left, in the role of “Gregory Larson,” rehearsed a scene with Jean-Marc Blanc (“Matthew Stoddard”) and Joleen Hogan (“Stacy Kingsley”) on Sunday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous during a rehearsal of “I Bet Your Life.” The dinner theatre production, directed by Cathy Richards, runs this Thursday through Saturday at the Rendez-Vous.

Greeting fans

Inuit singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark signed autographs and spoke to fans following her keynote address at the Child Witness Conference held at the Quetico Centre yesterday afternoon. The conference, hosted by the Atikokan Crisis Centre, offers social workers an opportunity to learn how to help children who have witnessed domestic violence.

Researching roots

To coincide with “Heritage Month,” Janis Higgins, director for Region XI (Northwestern Ontario) of the Ontario Geneological Society, lead an “Introduction to Genealogical Basics” workshop at the Fort Frances Museum on Saturday morning. Around 10 people came out to the session to get plenty of tips on how to get started pursuing their family history. —Duane Hicks photo

She’s got it

Junior Muskie, Kayla Lauzon, blew one by the Kenora Broncos in yesterday afternoon’s semi-final game here at the NorWOSSA showdown. The girls won the game in four sets, but fell in three sets at the gold medal game against Dryden last night. -Jenni Condon photo

Everyone’s a star

Lynn Davis, left, and Joan Allison of Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s special events committee, were busy getting people to “Be A Star for Health Care” yesterday at Canada Safeway. The public is encouraged to donate $2, and get their name on a star to be eligible to win tickets to Foundation’s “Come As You or Come As A Star” fundraiser dinner here Saturday, March 4.

Stage strutting

Members of the VALA Follies performed the “Stray Cat Strut” on Saturday during the matinee presentation of the variety show held at the Townshend Theatre. —Heather Ogilvie photo

Sending a message

Members of CUPE, OPSEU, ONA, and SEIU participated in an information picket outside La Verendrye Hospital here yesterday to protest the creation of LHINs in Ontario. —Melanie Béchard photo