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Kiera Kowalski

Art station

Siblings Parker and Lorielai Lake enjoyed colouring and painting at the open-air art studio, courtesy of Community Living Fort Frances and District, during “Mall Day" last Thursday afternoon. Open-air studios will run every Thursday throughout the summer at various locations around town, with the next one slated to take place tomorrow from 3-7 p.m. at Hammond's Nursery.

Teddy Bear picnic

Ava Brunetta gave her favourite teddy bear a giant hug during the Teddy Bear Picnic held Friday at the Fort Frances Library and Technology Centre. Children enjoyed a magic act, train rides, and bouncy castles at the annual event.

Log rolling

Sam Goodmundson got some help from his dad, Doug, and Mark Howarth while “log rolling” at Point Park on Saturday afternoon during Canada Day festivities there. Doug is an award-winning log-roller from Bloomington, Mn. who trained with Howarth when he was young. His family decided to visit here for the weekend to celebrate Canada's birthday.


Children and families were able to enjoy a variety of water sports on Sand Bay on Saturday as part of the “Fun in the Sun” festivities. Along with paddleboarding, there also were paddleboats and canoes for people to use, as well as Sunset Water Sports reps who were giving tubing, water-skiing, and kneeboarding rides.

Vball tips

Words from the wise were the order of the week as both local and out-of-town coaches were on hand to lend their guidance during the Fort Frances Volleyball Camp at Fort High last week. The camp was organized by Muskie junior girls' volleyball Bob Kowal, who also coaches the Fort Frances Vipers.


Boys in Grades 6-8 enjoyed a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Saturday afternoon at the La Place Randez-Vous parking lot as part of the “Fun in the Sun” activities. Winners of the tournament were Kade Oster, Emerson Evans, Tayler Chown, and Noah McPherson.


Peyton, Chloe, and Brett Dolyny, along with friends, Tanner and Gracie George, brought their favourite teddy bears to the Fort Frances Library and Technology Centre on Friday for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic. Children enjoyed train rides, bouncy castles, a magic act, and a visit from “Smokey the Bear.”