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Building forts

Joelle McKinnon, five, crawled out from one of the forts made with boxes and sheets yesterday during a “play date” at Robert Moore School. Presented by the Northwestern Health Unit’s North Words program and the Rainy River District School Board, the event was open to everyone, with activities targeted to children aged seven years and under.

Pretend play

Presley Vader played “doctor” and gave this doll an “exam” yesterday as youngsters from the Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Headstart Program visited the Family Support program at the Circle of Life Centre here for a fun play day. Children got to play with snow and coloured water in an indoor activity centre, as well as do crafts and have a snack.

100th day

Grade 1 student Ashton Veldhuisen of St. Michael’s School celebrated the 100th day of class yesterday by donning spiffy “100th day” glasses and taking part in a variety of classroom activities based around the number “100.”

Library technology

Jeremy Hughes, the library’s computer program trainer, showed stroke clinic nurse Marilyn Erwin how to use the Scanning and Reading Appliance (SARA) machine last Thursday during a “Stroke Stories” Internet training session presented by the local Stroke Prevention Clinic at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.


Fort Frances Lakers’ forward Jordan Christianson reacted after he was brought down by Riley Daly of the Minnesota Iron Rangers in front of goalie Chase Hollander during the visitors’ 3-1 win Saturday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.

Zumba class

Grade 5 students from Jean Bujold’s class at St. Francis School took part in a Zumba fitness session at Energy Fitness here yesterday as part of their physical education component. It was the first of five sessions for the students.

School fun

Three-year-old Max Hanson, second from right, joined in playing at the water centre with kindergarten students at St. Michael’s School yesterday as he toured the facility with his parents prior to registering for school this fall. St. Michael’s is holding an open house Thursday from 9:15-10:15 a.m.


Tyler Fontana controlled the puck here Friday night as the Muskie boys’ hockey team cruised to a 15-0 drubbing of the Red Lake Rams. Fontana had two goals and two assists while teammate Tyler Mosbeck led the way offensively with four goals and two assists. Next up for the Muskies is a trip to Sioux Lookout on Thursday night to face the Warriors.

Consolation battle

Warroad’s Hannah Christian skated into the offensive zone as Madison Botsford of M&M’s Skates & Blades battled for the puck yesterday afternoon during Warroad’s 6-2 win in the Bantam consolation final of the FFGWHA’s Bantam and Midget tournament here this weekend.

Come and see

Samual Gray, three, was read a story in one of the Early Learning classrooms during the “Come and See” event at Robert Moore School yesterday afternoon. Youngsters who are eligible to attend the full-day program there in the fall were invited to check out all the school has to offer while parents could register them.