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Bryce Forbes

Summer ‘Blizzard’

Candice Thomson, right, and Nisa Blase of Dairy Queen packaged up 32 Blizzards for local bylaw officer Arlene Burns, who was picking up the frosty treats for co-workers yesterday afternoon. Dairy Queens across Canada participated in “Miracle Treat Day,” where all proceeds from every Blizzard sold were donated to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Bike rodeo

Noah Hackmen, right, rolled through the figure-eight test yesterday at the OPP bike rodeo held in the Boston Pizza parking lot as OPP summer student Samantha Mueller looked on. Kids were put through different road tests to make sure they were qualified to ride their bike, with their names being entered into a draw for a new bike. o

Watery blast

Eight-year-old Mackenzie Azevedo enjoyed her time spraying down fellow kids at the new Emo Spray Park yesterday. Although the spray park has been open since July 25, yesterday marked the official grand opening, complete with a barbecue and speeches from dignitaries like local MPP Howard Hampton.

Sack attack

Muskie football player Justin Whitburn was pressured by Cody Hunsberger as he dropped back to pass during a flag football game Sunday at Fort High. The football team is hosting weekly flag football games every Sunday at 2 p.m. in preparation for the upcoming season. Anyone interested is welcome to come out.

Throw ya hands up!

“Stereos” frontman Pat Kordyback rocked out before a packed Townshend Theatre last night with guitarist Robb Chalifoux on his right. Jhevon Paris opened the show for the Edmonton, Alta.-based band, which will play a show in Dryden tonight.

Healthy eating

Sharmarae Debungee learned how to properly poach a fish at the Minojingewin cooking workshop held yesterday at the Coochiching multi-use facility. The two-day workshop, promoted through the Seven Generations Education Institute, was meant to teach people how to properly cook healthy food.