Close to 30 people marched through town carrying signs for Weechi-it-te-win's “Domestic Violence Awareness Walk" held Thursday morning. Some of the signs read "Love Shouldn't Hurt," "The Silence Surrounding Abuse Must Be Broken," and "Choose To Be Kind.”
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Elaine Medicine read through the names of veterans from area First Nations listed on the honour wall that is part of the new exhibit, “Indigenous Veterans of Treaty No. 3,” during its opening reception Thursday at the Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre.
John and Cindy Homer cut into the celebration cake during the official launch party that was held Nov. 3 at Flint House to celebrate his new ownership of Causeway Insurance. About 75 people came out to join in the festivities.
Randi Roth of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 Colour Guard looked over a display dedicated to well-known, decorated indigenous war veterans such as Tommy Prince.
Local lawyer Clint Calder visited St. Francis School on Thursday for “Treaty Recognition Week,” in which he spoke to students about the history of Treaty #3, why it's important, and how indigenous people have been affected. Other schools in the district heard similar presentations.
Fort High students Maya Davis, Erica Lemelin, and Mira Donaldson provided some reggae energy to the “Shade of Yellow and Sunshine"-themed fall musical revue that ran from Nov. 8-10 when they sang "Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. The three performances provided attendees with a two-hour break from the cold as the students performed warm and happy summertime tunes.
Multi-instrumentalist Dave Genn of the iconic Canadian rock band, 54•40 played a guitar solo during a number Sunday evening at the Townshend Theatre. The show, entitled “Unplugged: Songs Stories," featured all of 54•40's hits reimagined and was the second in the 2018-19 "Tour de Fort" passport season.
The new exhibit also features some artifacts from both world wars, including medals, a gas mask, and bayonets.
Daniel Friday, left, Charles Friday, and Jeremy Jordan of Seine River First Nation opened last Thursday's reception with a drum song. Several men and women who attended the opening were relatives of local veteran Buddy Friday, who went overseas to fight in WWII at just 17 years of age.
The 1st Fort Frances Sparks and Brownies (above) laid a wreath at the local cenotaph during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday to pay their respects to Canada's fallen. Fort High student Katelyn Bruyere (top right) recited “In Flanders Fields," the famous poem written by Lt.-Col.