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Nicholas Donaldson

Hovorka session

Aboriginal musician and educator Shy-anne Hovorka (far left) met with young musicians at the Couchiching multi-use facility last Wednesday. It was an opportunity for the youths to learn about the music industry, as well as ask questions before Hovorka's concert there later that evening.

Family luau

Youngsters made leis for themselves during the “Family Luau" at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Held Friday afternoon Library's to cap off March Break activities there, those on hand also enjoyed fruit and meat skewers, as well as the movie "Moana,” during the Hawaiian-themed gathering.

Hovorka visit

Yesterday's “Let's Speak Ojibwe" Baby Time at the Fort Frances Library featured musician Shy-anne Hovorka and her son, Rex, as special guests. Hovorka sang her song, "Boob, Not the Bottle,” advocating breast-feeding, along with other ones, to the parents and children on hand.

Bead making

People of all ages took part in a beading class yesterday afternoon as part of March Break activities held at the Fort Frances Museum. The class, led by instructor Linda Guimond, was done in partnership with the Métis Nation of Ontario and the Sunset Country Métis.

Egg decorating

Families enjoyed egg decorating at the Fort Frances Museum on Tuesday using only natural food dyes to paint and colour their works of art. The activity was part of “March Break at the Museum,” which continued this afternoon with a beading class from 1-3 p.m. led by Linda Guimond. The free class was offered in partnership with the Métis Nation of Ontario and the Sunset Country Métis.

'Gotta catch 'em all!'

Young Pokémon players gathered at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday to battle and trade as part of March Break activities for kids there. Events continue tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. with Ojibwe Baby Time (featuring special guest Shy-anne Hovorka), followed by pizza and a movie (“Dr. Strange”) for teens at 5 p.m.