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Singing the blues

The Official Blues Brothers Revival—the third “tour de Fort” concert of the 2007-08 season—got the crowd singing along at the Townshend Theatre last Thursday night with their homage to blues, gospel, and traditional soul music.

New monument

Second World War veteran Tommy Medicine read words of wisdom in front of the newly-unveiled Phase One of the Rainy River First Nations’ War Veteran and Armed Forces Monument on Sunday in conjunction with Remembrance Day. The memorial is located along Highway 11/71 at Manitou Rapids.

Solemn salute

Retired RCMP Sgt. Ron Scofield saluted the cenotaph after laying a wreath Sunday morning during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Fort Frances cenotaph. The well-attended service was followed by a lunch at the local Legion.

‘Spirit’ of giving

Diane Maxey bid on an item during the 13th-annual “Spirit of Christmas” fundraiser Sunday afternoon and evening at La Place Rendez-Vous. The event brought in more than $13,000 for the local branch of the Canadian Cancer Society and the Fort Frances “Community Chest.”

Ball battle

Kayla Windigo (12) and Lauren Gurski, right, tried to wrench the ball away from Kenora Bronco Jazz Thome in the fourth quarter of the senior girls’ basketball semi-final here Friday. The quarter proved an unlikely struggle for the black-and-gold, who started it with a 31-23 lead but then had to rally to win 43-40.

Dancing a jig

Members of the local Métis community demonstrated the “Red River Jig” on Friday night during the “Proud to be Canadian” feast celebrating Métis culture.

Talented musician

Maverick Judson performed an original song Saturday night during “The Gift of Sharing” silent auction and coffeehouse at Knox United Church in Emo. The third-annual event featured the talent of congregation members of all ages, plenty of wonderful auction items, and delicious refreshments. More than $3,000 was raised for the local church.

Lest we forget

Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 Sgt.-at-Arms Bob Boland, left, escorted service officer Glen Westover to lay a wreath on behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada at the Fort Frances cenotaph during the Remembrance Day ceremony yesterday morning. The well-attended ceremony was followed by a free lunch at the local Legion.

Electrifying performance

The Official Blues Brothers Revival—the third “tour de Fort” concert of the 2007-08 season—wowed the crowd at the Townshend Theatre last night with soulful tunes, energetic dancing, and plenty of audience interaction. The fourth concert of the season—tenor trio “Romanza”—will perform here Thursday, Nov. 29.