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Precision drumming

Members of the precision drumming group “Squid” showed off their talents at the Townshend Theatre yesterday evening as part of the Kids & Co. series. The Halifax-based group, which also included a bagpiper, entertained kids—and adults—of all ages. The next show in the series is Maritime Marionettes performing “Jack and the Beanstalk” on March 4.

Pool party

Aubrey Meeks, left, along with Harper Woolsey and Lia Lowes, enjoyed a splash in the pool during a beach party at the Fort Frances Nursery School yesterday morning. The nursery school is holding beach parties all week for the children to help combat the mid-winter blues, especially with the bitter cold snap currently gripping Borderland.

Squash final

Connor Turk prepared to make a backhanded shot while Anniss Seid watched during the best-of-five final of the 26th-annual Wes Derksen LL.B. Squash Open yesterday afternoon at the Memorial Sports Centre. Turk, who hails from Winnipeg, earned the title with a four-set win (11-5, 8-11, 11-2, and 11-9).

‘We won!’

Family Motorsports goalie Tanner Williamson raised his stick in the air as teammate Reece Bowles raced over to celebrate after the Fort Frances squad earned a 4-2 victory over the Northend Atomic Flames (Thunder Bay) in the ‘B’ final of the FFMHA’s Atom ‘A’ tournament yesterday. The ‘A’ title went to the VP Bearcats (Thunder Bay) while the Emo Express captured the ‘C’ crown.

Eyeing closely

Ken McKinnon kept a close eye on a rock as it came down the ice yesterday afternoon during the ‘A’ final of the annual “Icebox of the Nation” bonspiel at the Fort Frances Curling Club. In the end, Brian Bonot edged out McKinnon 5-4 to capture the overall title. Other winners included Raymond Roy (‘B’ event), Bill Gushulak (‘C’ event), and John Gibson (‘D’ event).

Think fast

Ashley Sisco, middle left, played a game of “Spoons”—a fast-paced traditional card game—with Tiffany Dolyny, Debbie Hebert, and Cathy Fobister yesterday during an event at the Sunset Country Métis Hall here. Families were invited to attend a brunch, followed by a series of games meant to teach responsible gambling. There also were activities and games in the kids’ area.

Atom 'A' tourney

Matt Gerstner of the M.E.C. Bulldogs skated away from a member of the Emo Express this morning at the Ice For Kids Arena during an exciting 5-5 tie to kick off this weekend’s FFMHA 12-team Atom ‘A’ tournament. Round-robin play runs all weekend, with the tournament finals set for Sunday.

Sending a message

Spreading the message of “Idle No More,” Turtle Sounds walked down Highway 11 through Couchiching FN yesterday. He stopped in the community, where he was presented with a flag that he’ll take with him to Ottawa. Turtle Sounds, who stayed overnight and continued his trek toward Thunder Bay this morning, started at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg last week.

Warm welcome

Elvis DeBungee, left, welcomed Turtle Sounds, right, along with his partner, Lorraine Clements, to a potluck dinner and drumming at Rainy River First Nations on Tuesday. Turtle Sounds, who started at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, is walking and dancing his way to Ottawa for the “Idle No More” Global Day of Action scheduled for Jan. 28.

Fun with words

Librarian Janet Bell, left, and computer program trainer Jeremy Hughes prepared to play a quick game of Scrabble Slam! at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre this morning. A games’ day program called “Word at the Library” will begin Saturday, Jan. 26 from 2-4 p.m. and continue every last Saturday of the month through to the end of May.