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Picnic time

Riverside Foundation for Health Care director Samantha Manty looked over some of the items donated for the sale table at the “Bring the Outside In” indoor picnic fundraiser, which will take place Sunday, May 3 at the Robert Moore School gym.

Heaping plate

People lined up for their plate during the annual community Christmas dinner held Dec. 25 from noon-2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. In addition to preparing the buffet, organizers and volunteers also delivered 50 “Meals on Wheels” to those unable to attend the event.

Spin cycle

Rob Barkley must have felt like laundry going through the spin cycle as he tried perfecting his technique at a kayak-rolling clinic Sunday at the Memorial Sports Centre. The clinic was hosted by the Fagerdahl family, with son, David, acting as lead instructor.

Budding snowmobilers

Instructor Richard Trenchard brought young snowmobile enthusiasts up to speed on the finer points of having safe winter fun during a training course put on by the Borderland Snowmobile Club on Dec. 22 at Gillons’ Insurance here. A total of 21 participants attended the seminar, with another one planned for early in the new year.

Rocking the house

Members of “Rough Cut Pine” performed for a full house last night at From The Grind Up here. The band, composed of Robroy Donaldson, Brent and Jim Newman, and Bill Shine, played a blend of folk and rock originals, as well as covers, for nearly three hours.

Tourney final

Anniss Seid, right, tracked down a tricky shot from Jason Kabel during the ‘A’ final of the 28th-annual Sunset Country Squash Club’s Boxing Day tournament at the Memorial Sports Centre on Friday. Seid defeated Kabel 3-2 in the all-Fort Frances best-of-five final to grab the title. Jonny Zajac of Thunder Bay took home the ‘B’ crown while Angel McCormack of here was tops in the ‘C’ event.

All the fixings

People lined up for their plate during the annual community Christmas dinner held Dec. 25 from noon-2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. In addition to preparing the buffet, organizers and volunteers also delivered 50 “Meals on Wheels” to those unable to attend the event.

Kayaking tips

Instructor David Fagerdahl, left, went over the finer points of kayak-rolling with participant Ross Keeler during a clinic yesterday at the Memorial Sports Centre. A second session originally scheduled for today has been cancelled.

Christmas dance

Fort High students Sam McKinnon, left, Kassidy LeDrew, Danielle Hammond, Nicole LePine, and Lauren Vold posed in front of the “North Pole” sign during the annual semi-formal dance there last Thursday. The theme was called “The Island of Misfit Toys.”