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Surveying the ice

Alex Gustafson of the Fort Frances Bantam ‘AA’ Canadians surveyed the zone before moving the puck up the ice during a 4-2 win over the Thunder Bay Beavers on Saturday night in the Source for Sports Showcase Cup at the Ice For Kids Arena here. See story, photo on C5.

Santa’s sleigh

Actors from the Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company of London, England portrayed “Claus” and the original reindeer, “Glossie” and “Flossie,” in their rendition of “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus” yesterday evening at the Townshend Theatre as part of the “Kids and Company” entertainment series. The next show of the series, “Anders the Magician,” will take the stage Feb. 27.

Tea for two

Phyllis Bedard, 92, along with her daughter, Linda Brigham, enjoyed a cup of tea and some sandwiches at St. John’s Anglican Church’s Christmas tea. A selection of baked goods, meat pies, and crafts also was available.

‘Citizen of the Year’

“Citizen of the Year” Nick Wihnan rose from his seat to the applause of the crowd during the town’s annual appreciation dinner Friday night at La Place Rendez-Vous. Wihnan later received an award from Coun. Andrew Hallikas on stage and shared the message that volunteerism is about teamwork.

Snowflake raffle

Jean Bujold and Kathy Mueller showed off the glass snowflakes created by Mueller which were being raffled off yesterday at the C.W.L.’s annual Christmas bazaar. Held at the St. Mary’s Church hall, the event was bustling with people who came out for tea, coffee, dainties, and to peruse the baked goods and crafts for sale.

Rushing in

Brandon Sinclair of the Fort Frances Midget ‘AA’ Canadians rushed up the ice during an exhibition game against the West End Bruins (Thunder Bay) on Saturday night at the ’52 Canadians Arena. The Canadians took on the visiting Bruins in three games over the weekend, coming away with a win, a loss, and a tie.

Bantam final

Finn Chalupsky, left, of the Fort Frances Bantam ‘AA’ Canadians battled for the puck with Brendan Bartlett of the Dryden Paper Kings during the final of the Source for Sports Showcase Cup tournament yesterday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Paper Kings went on to a 2-1 victory in overtime.

Packing food boxes

Volunteers helped pack food boxes Wednesday morning for the “Healthy Living” food box program, which now has been running in Fort Frances for five years—and still going strong. In those five years, a total of 27,344 boxes have been prepared, averaging 5,469 food boxes a year.

Checking out furs

Grade 7 students at Robert Moore School got an up-close look at a variety of animal furs yesterday afternoon following a trapping presentation by John and Patti Johnson of the Rainy River District Trappers Council. The presentation—a first offered by the local trappers—taught students about the history and changes of the fur trade.