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Nicholas Donaldson

Pillowcase Bingo

Howard Teeple and Leah Teeple, far left, along with Charlene McTavish, Neal Teeple, and Alex Teeple, were listening carefully and marking their cards during “Pillowcase Bingo” last Thursday in the Crossroads School gym. Winners received a handmade pillowcase with a gift certificate for the book fair, which also was being held that night as part of the Devlin school's Family Literacy Night.

College bursaries

The Rainy River District campus of Confederation College handed out awards and bursaries during a ceremony last Tuesday morning. The awards recognized both academic achievement and community involvement. A small lunch for winners and attendees was provided afterwards.

Painted faces

Graeme Coats, Drew Windego, and Shay-lynn Whitecrow showed off their painted faces for Robert Moore School's winter carnival and fun day last Thursday. Unfortunately for the students, the bitterly cold weather meant the entire day had to be spent indoors and so many of the planned activities had to be changed.

Library crafts

Penny Shoemaker led a group of youngsters in a paper craft at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre yesterday afternoon as part of its March Break programming. Events continue today with Pokémon (cards or video game) at 2 p.m., with a musical “Storytime” for ages two-six slated for tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.

Flag giveaway

Fort Frances Lions Club members Donna Lowey and Bonnie Penney spoke to Grade 1 and 2 students about the history and importance of the Canadian flag yesterday at St. Michael's School. After questions and the singing the national anthem in both English and French, each student received a flag and certificate saying they listened to the talk.

Métis jigging

Local Métis community members, including Anne Marie Armstrong (foreground), taught jigging to students at St. Michael's School on Tuesday. The youngsters learned the steps and followed the instructors as they moved around the gym in time with the music. They also learned how to play the spoons, along with other information about the Métis culture and its music.

'Popping' for peace

Ethan White and Harmony Yerxa delivered bags of popcorn to Olivia Allen and Sydney Kellar at St. Michael's School yesterday. The initiative was for a “Popping for peace” Lenten fundraiser at the school. More than 200 bags were made and sold for $1 each, with proceeds going to Development and Peace, an international Catholic organization.