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Drawing ticket

Emcee Jonathan Price pulled out a raffle ticket as Kayelyn Charlebois held the bag during Saturday night's annual “Forget Me Not” dinner. Through the raffles, silent auction, ticket sales, and donations, the event was able to raise about $3,200 this year.

Entering raffles

Valerie Calder and Margaret Bartel entered tickets into the raffle draws at the annual “Forget Me Not” dinner at La Place Rendez-Vous on Saturday evening. The Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts hosts the event each year to raise funds for its services in the region.

Lab visitor

Medical lab technologist at Riverside Health Care, Serena Stromberg, delivered a presentation to a Grade 8 class at St. Francis School on Monday to enhance the classes learning about cell systems and structures. During the presentation she gave insight into her role as a lab technologists, the pros and cons of it, and how she got to where she is now.

Adult learning

Kim Redford of the Valley Adult Learning Association (VALA) went over the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework during a presentation by VALA yesterday afternoon. Several different agencies and organizations attended the presentation where VALA talked about their services and how they can work together to support adult learning in the district.

-Sam Odrowski photo

Readying exhibit

Laura Gosse, community engagement co-ordinator for the Fort Frances Museum, hung “Blizzard Outside, Tropics Inside," just one of the dozens of pieces comprising the new exhibit, "Fibre Content,” which opened yesterday in the main floor gallery. The travelling exhibit, which features a wide variety fibre art from across Ontario, will be up until the end of March.

Digging in

Katelyn Charlebois and Rosanna Tomashowski enjoyed a chicken breast in mushroom marsala cream sauce at the annual “Forget Me Not” dinner hosted by the Alzheimer Society for Kenora-Rainy River Districts on Saturday evening at La Place Rendez-Vous.

Dinner attendees

Helen Pohanka, left, John Pohanka, Bud Danylchuk, Flora Danylchuk, and Evelyn Metke shared big smiles as they waited for supper to be served at the annual “Forget Me Not” dinner Saturday night at La Place Rendez-Vous. About 60 people attended this year to support the cause.

New priest

Fr. Musonda Abel Ng'andwe shared a sheepish smile after a service at St. John's Anglican Church on Sunday. He is originally from Zambia in South America and recently moved here to lead the Anglican congregations in Fort Frances, Emo, and Rainy River.

Suicide awareness

The local Canadian Mental Health Association hosted “SafeTalk" Suicide Alertness Training at the NCDS office here last Thursday in conjunction with "Bell Let's Talk Day.” Two sessions were held and those who participated left with a certificate for completing the course.

Chasing puck

A member of the Fort Frances Wolves (Ma'iingan) looked to beat her Kenora Huskies' opponent to the puck during her squad's 3-0 win in the Novice Division final Sunday afternoon at the Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association's Novice and Atom tournaments at the Ice For Kids Arena. The Wolves compiled a 3-1-1 record en route to snaring the gold medal.