Raymond Roy, one of two trustees representing Fort Frances, recited his oath of office during the inaugural meeting of the new Rainy River District School Board on Tuesday night at the Education Centre here. Fellow trustees David Kircher, David Loewen, John Fuhrer, Jeff Lehman, and Kathryn Pierroz also were sworn in. Roy later was acclaimed to serve as the board's new chair.
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Fort Frances High School students boarded the “FFHS Express" for Sunday afternoon's Christmas parade here. The students won won the "Kevin McCallister Award” for best use of materials.
Dancemakers School of Dance students got bundled up to ride on this “Nutcracker"-themed float—a fitting choice considering "The Nutcracker” is a popular Christmastime two-act ballet with a score by Tchaikovsky.
Jill Langtry put in a bid at the silent auction during the “Spirit of Christmas” event held by the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary on Sunday afternoon at the Copper River Inn while (below) Nadia Felix and Barbara Murray enjoyed a plate of dainties and tea. The silent auction featured close to 200 items for attendees to bid on.
Ashley Trinker of Tiber River Naturals had an array of products on display during “Shopping Craze” held upstairs at the Emo Arena on Saturday. More than 20 vendors were set up with unique products, Christmas-themed merchandise, and some handcrafted items.
Rainy River First Nations earned the “Buddy the Elf Award" for the most Christmas spirit with their float based on the "Polar Express.”
Northern Lights School of Skating won the “Holiday Cheermeister Award" (People's Choice Award) for its "How the Grinch Stole Christmas” float in Sunday afternoon's parade here.
Mayor June Caul, centre, was joined in Council Chambers by Couns. John McTaggart, Andrew Hallikas, Rick Wiedenhoeft, Michael Behan, Wendy Brunetta, and Douglas Judson prior to Monday evening's inaugural meeting.
Rob Gleeson, school resource specialist from the Centre of Education in Mathematics and Computing, visited Fort High last Tuesday and Wednesday to run math workshops with students. He visited schools across the district to engage students in problem-solving strategies related to math.
Community Living Fort Frances and District celebrated “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with their float in Sunday afternoon's parade.