Santa and Mrs. Claus surprised a group of children at the Fort Frances Public Library yesterday morning during the “Family Story Time” event, which is held each Wednesday from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Children's Department. The kids had a chance to sit on Santa's lap, get their picture taken by parents, and tell him what they wanted for Christmas.
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St. Michael's school staff and students filled the banquet room upstairs at La Place Rendez-Vous at noon on Monday for a Christmas lunch celebration. The Waabishkiibinesii Women singers/drummers performed songs while students sang “Come O Come Emmanuel” before saying grace and enjoying the feast.
Sawyer, left, and Peyton Jourdain took a seat on Mr. and Mrs. Claus' laps on Saturday at The Christmas Store (Lowey's Greenhouse & Market Garden) to tell them what they wanted for Christmas and have their picture taken by Travis Glowasky of Studio Gibbous. Santa reminded the children that chocolate chip cookies are his favourite to eat before placing presents under the tree.
Heart transplant recipient Curtis Jourdain is home for Christmas. The Couchiching resident, who underwent a 16-and-a-half-hour heart transplant surgery back on July 23, was pictured smiling at the Thunder Bay Airport on Saturday following his flight from Toronto. He will return to Toronto on Jan.
Cara Coran sang the solo during “O Night Divine," during the Fort Frances Choraliers' performance of "Good News from Home” here Sunday afternoon.
St. Michael's students brought some Christmas cheer to Rainycrest on Friday afternoon when the kindergarten classes performed classic Christmas carols in Hallett Hall. Following their performances, the youngsters handed out Christmas-themed drawings to the home's residents.
Students acted out the nativity scene yesterday afternoon during the dress rehearsal for the Christmas concert staged by St. Michael's French Immersion classes. A crowd of parents and grandparents filled the gymnasium to watch their little ones perform.
Ron Hines performed an original tune, “What Christmas Really Means,” just prior to the Fort Frances Choraliers taking the stage Sunday afternoon at the Townshend Theatre. He was accompanied by his wife, Lee-Ann Hines, on piano and backing vocals.
The Grade 2 class at Robert Moore School, under the supervision of Ms. Richards and Mrs. Howell, presented a skit entitled “The Presents” yesterday before a packed house in the auditorium. When Santa got his pack stuck in the chimney, Mrs. Claus, the reindeer, an angel, and an assortment of Christmas characters all came to the rescue.
Jarnel Contracting nearly has finished the Seven Generations Education Institute's new $16-million building on Agency One lands here. The 40,000 sq. ft. facility, which will house all of SGEI's programs, is set to open early in the New Year.