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Garden prep

Justin Taylor, a volunteer for the Fort Frances Community Garden, helped to get its raised beds ready for the new growing season. Each one was filled with a few buckets of gravel before being topped up with fresh soil.

DU banquet

Rob Watson, Ducks Unlimited senior manager of events and volunteer relations for Northern Ontario, gave the opening address to those who attended the 34th-annual DU banquet and auction held Friday night at the Fort Frances Curling Club. This year's event raised more than $30,000 for the local chapter.

Student art

Bob Kowal, Indigenous Education Leader/Principal of School Support Services, admired some of the students' art at Crossroads School in Devlin yesterday evening during its “Parent Engagement Night.” The event saw an exceptional turnout, with the school's parking lot overflowing with vehicles.

Viewing art

Ray and Renee Rousseu took a stroll through the Fine Line Art Gallery on Saturday to check out the pieces on display for the “teal”-themed spring art show. The gallery saw about 40 visitors for the opening day, who came to view various styles of art from drawings and paintings to works of metal, glass, and rug-hooking. The art show will run until the end of May.

'Hearty' jumping

It may have been raining outside but it was jumping inside the Robert Moore School gym yesterday as Wyatt Flinders put in all of his might while participating in “Jump Rope for Heart.” The school has been participating in the annual event for more than 20 years, with some 100 students in Grades 1-3 taking part in the activities for the Heart and Stroke Foundation this year, raising almost $3,00

CMHA flag

Due to the rainy conditions, the Canadian Mental Health Association flag was presented inside the Civic Centre by Fort Frances deputy mayor Wendy Brunetta and CMHA staff and clients yesterday morning. It later was hoisted outside to mark the beginning of Mental Health Week, which runs until May 13.

DU auction item

This hand-crafted wooden Canada geese replica, courtesy of Ray Coran, will be among the items up for auction this Friday (May 11) at the annual Ducks Unlimited banquet at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Tickets, which cost $50 each or two for $90, are still available at the Fort Frances Times office.

Legion speaker

Fort Frances Legion Br. #29 president Ray Watson (above) spoke about remembrance at the annual “Veterans' Night” held there Saturday before a moment of silence was observed for those who have passed away. Meanwhile, below, local Legion Ladies' Auxiliary members Dianne Taggart, left, and Carol Alton enjoyed the pork dinner that was served.