Fort Frances Lakers’ forward Ryley Bosman needed to stay on his toes when trading hands with young card sharks Graeme Drombolis, left, and Kolton Joyce. Bosman visited Debbie Jean’s French Immersion senior kindergarten class at St. Michael’s School last Thursday as part of the team’s “Adopt-a-School” program, which sees various Lakers go to the school on a weekly basis.
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It’s already one week into December but it sure doesn’t look like it outside, as can be seen along the riverfront here this morning. Above-average temperatures over the past week have melted the snow that previously had fallen. However, the mild spell is coming to a close, with colder temperatures and a chance of snow on the horizon.
The sounds of the season filled the air inside the New Beginnings Fellowship here yesterday as the Fort Frances Choraliers presented “O Holy Night!” for its annual Christmas cantata. A standing-room only crowd took in the performance, which opened with two songs from the Fort Frances Youth Ensemble. The group will perform the cantata again this Sunday (Dec. 13) at 3 p.m.
Isabella Foster, left, and her sister, Adalynn, sat atop Santa’s knee while mom, Cheryl, held the newest addition to the family, Ayseling, for pictures with the jolly old elf at the Emo Arena during “Holly Daze” festivities there Saturday. Photos were taken by MA Photography.
Lori Flinders, centre, of the Waabishkiibinesii Women Singers, explained the significance of the strong women’s honour song and the healing song that they performed during the candlelight vigil at Knox United Church here yesterday marking the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
Students from Rainy River High School joined Fort High students on the Townshend Theatre stage yesterday to record “It’s a Wonderful Life”—this year’s radio play. Under the direction of RRHS teacher Katherine Williams, the cast of 15 recorded multiple takes of the scenes, which now ill be edited and eventually broadcast on B•93.1 The Border over the holiday season.
Charlotte Kozlowski (left) and her twin sister, Hayley, kept the chain of kindness going with Fort Frances Lakers’ forward Dylan Kooner yesterday in Carla Harris’ Grade 1 class at St. Michael’s School.
Jacob Jack considered his options while dealing with defensive pressure from teammate Ian Jodoin during yesterday’s Muskie senior boys’ basketball practice at Fort High. The winter court sports season gets underway this weekend when the senior girls’ volleyball team attends a pre-season tournament in Dryden.
Nathan Cousineau, left, and Dino Morelli, right, of local council #2766 of the Knights of Columbus, along with Fr. Victor De Gagné, second from right, of St. Mary’s Parish, donated 60 brand new winter coats to staff at Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services on Tuesday afternoon. The agency then will be distributing the jackets to children who need them.
The Fort High senior band played a selection of tunes under the direction of Lisa Loney before a full house at the Townshend Theatre last night. The annual winter concert also featured performances by the junior, intermediate, and jazz bands and concluded with the unveiling of the title of the spring musical—“Ghost the Musical,” which will be staged in May.