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Riel fiddler

Elmer Whitefish, 75, accompanied by Clifford Whitefish (bass) and Justin Boshey (guitar), played the “Red River Jig” during the Sunset Country Métis’ Louis Riel Day celebration yesterday evening at the Métis Hall here.

Calendar hand-out

Sisters Elizabeth Hinrichs and Freda Flewelling picked up the 2012 Seniors’ Safety Calendar yesterday morning at Safeway from Britainee Kellar of the District Mental Health Services for Older Adults Program. The annual calendar provides information on various issues, such as mental health and wellness, frauds and scams, fall prevention, and medication safety for seniors.

Remember Riel

Deputy Mayor Sharon Tibbs, centre, joined Sunset Country Métis members Julianna Donaldson, left, and Shirley Morrish, Sunset Country Métis treasurer/hall contact Valorie Pelepetz, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) senator Gord “Chips” Calder, Sunset Country Métis Coun.

Lest we forget

Representing the Royal Canadian Air Force, Cde. Robert Boland laid a wreath at the Fort Frances cenotaph Friday morning during the annual Remembrance Day service here. The well-attended ceremony was followed by a free lunch at the local Legion. See more photos A5.

Artists’ exhibit

Marilyn Perrault, left, stood proudly by her brother and artist Wayne Yerxa last Thursday at the opening of the new exhibit, “This Place Where We Live,” at the Fort Frances Museum. The exhibit, which features paintings by both Yerxa and fellow local artist Connie Cuthbertson, drew a full house of family, friends, and admirers of art that evening. The exhibit runs through to mid-January.

Mountain of generosity

Aaron and Sekina Scheibler loaded up a trailer full of bicycles that were collected from across the district for the “Bikes for Humanity” project. In total, 273 bikes were collected by both the Scheibler family and Free Methodist Church of the Holy Spirit in Fort Frances.

Point-blank chance

Lakers’ forward Jordan Larson, left, watched as linemate Adam Wensley fired a shot from close range during last Tuesday night’s SIJHL showdown against the visiting Wisconsin Wilderness. While Wensley scored the opening goal of the game, thanks to a pass from Larson, the Wilderness skated away with a 3-1 victory.

Campaign kick-off

Darcy Banman of The Bargain Shop, left, and Debra Bruyere, with the Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child & Family Services, finished setting up the “Adopt-an-Angel” tree at the Scott Street store as the annual campaign that helps collect toys and presents for children in need across the district kicked off for the season.

Christmas shopping

Dorothy Quibell browsed the many holiday items for sale during the opening of “The Christmas Store” at Lowey’s Greenhouse and Market Gardens (located on Highway 602) on Saturday morning. The festive shop will be open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., up until Christmas Eve.