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Stephanie Hagenaars

Machining camp

Tucker Calder, left, and Paige McFayden were busy using lathes to file down roughly one-inch pieces of metal dowel yesterday afternoon during a “Explore the Trades” camp held through Confederation College. The group, taught by Fort High manufacturing teacher Robert Guertin, was busy cutting and filing down these metal pieces which later would become a hand-held peg game board.

Sewing blankets

Julia Wilson, far left, Erika Kozar, and Dorothy Friday were busy making baby blankets at the United Native Friendship Centre's building on Mowat Avenue on Friday. The workshop is part of a “Heritage Series" of art and crafts, held in partnership by the UNFC and Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, to promote cultural training and exchange, as well as traditional parenting.

Water levels talk

Dr. Wayne Jenkinson, an engineering advisor with the International Joint Commission, gave members of the Rainy Lake Conservancy a brief timeline of water levels on Rainy Lake, as well as a brief history of the IJC, during a presentation at the group's annual general meeting Sunday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous here.

Prepping brick

Fort Frances Lions Club member John Pohanka, left, and Blair Lowey worked to dig out a blank brick that was replaced with one of the 19 memorial ones installed in the pathway at the Lions Park on Second Street East on Sunday afternoon as part of the club's annual “Dandy Lion” festival.

Stuffing bus

Ashley Sisco, left, and Kathy Lampi, of M. Wu Dentistry, stood with Cammie Gray, from Iron Range Bus Lines, and her granddaughter, Brianna, to show off some of the donations that had been made during a “Stuff the Bus" event to collect school supplies for the annual "Backpacks for Kids” campaign in front of the Walmart here Saturday.

Tai Chi session

Karen Gagne (left), Sheri De Gagne, Le Truong and Carole Mackintosh lead a drop-in class through a Tai Chi routine at the Rainy Lake Square last Wednesday morning. The Fort Frances Tai Chi Club will be holding free one-hour classes every Wednesday at 11 a.m. until the end of August. The sessions are open to anyone who would like to attend.