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Warming up

Morgan DeGagne, Claudia Ellis, Harper Gunderson, and Ingrid Ellis warmed up with some chili and hot chocolate upstairs at La Place Rendez-Vous following their dip during the “Polar Plunge." The quartet were part of the group that raised $2,789.75 for the "Friends of Animals,” the highest fundraising total for a group this year.

Poised to sweep

Third Jacob Horgan, left, and second Nick Bissonette were ready to sweep this rock down the ice during the final of the U21 provincial playdowns Saturday afternoon at the Fort Frances Curling Club. The pair were part of the Tanner Horgan rink from Sudbury that took down Chris Silver of Fort Frances 7-4 to claim the title and cap an undefeated week.

Second family

The Canoon family, including mom, Fivyan, daughters, Oryana, two, and Fbaana, six, and dad, Rami, are settling in as the newest residents of Fort Frances. The Iraqi refugees have come here from Lebanon, joining the Al-Zeebaree family who arrived in late November.

One minute

After climbing out of the water, Voyageurs Lions Club member Bill Michl indicated he would be jumping only once for this year's “Polar Plunge” on Sand Bay behind La Place Rendez-Vous. Michl, who took part in his 12th plunge this year, raised $445 for the Fort Frances club.

Icy dip

With temperatures at minus-21 C (and feeling like minus-31 with the wind), Joanne and Kent Ogden raced out of the water yesterday during the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club's annual “Polar Plunge." Twenty-seven people took the plunge into Sand Bay (behind La Place Rendez-Vous) and raised a total of $9,665 for seven different organizations.