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Stephanie Hagenaars

FFCBC band

People were on their feet for the Cajun Country Rock Band, a CCR tribute band from Thunder Bay, that played under the big tent Thursday night in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. The concert was part of a charity event held by the Fort Frances Lions Club to raise funds for new playground equipment at Lions Park.

Baking camp

Dahlia Kaun, left, Alexa Bagacki, and Maddison Gibson were having fun baking cookies, cakes, and pizza last Thursday during a “Make & Bake” camp held by Confederation College. The group of young teens learned basic baking techniques and how to decorate during the week-long camp led by instructor Nadine Johnson of Fort Frances, who has a background in culinary arts and management.

Quest winner

After a powerful performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen that blew the judges away, and a close battle with fellow competitior Kelly Clark during the "Battle Song" to Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer," Dylan Ossachuk took home the $1,000 grand prize at this year's "Quest for the Best" competition held Friday night under the big tent in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Champions

Knox United banner

Lilly Wider, left, and Naomi Dunn carried the Knox United Church banner down Church Street as part of Borderland Pride's “Passport to Pride” march on Saturday. Participants of the march walked from Smoky Bear Park in International Falls, Mn. to the Civic Centre here.

Pride march 1

Over 200 people marched across the International Bridge on Saturday in Borderland Pride's “Passport to Pride." Participants walked one mile from International Falls, Mn. to the Civic Centre here where a flag ceremony was held. From there, the party gathered at Rainy Lake Square for a "BBQueer” lunch.

Piper singing

Piper Lidkea performed during the “BBQueer" lunch held at the Rainy Lake Square as part of the festivities Saturday afternoon. Lidkea also performed the national anthem in both International Falls and Fort Frances for their respective ceremonies during Borderland Pride's "Passport to Pride” march.

Sassy story

Pharoah Moans gave an enthusiastic performance while reading, “Don't Touch This Book,” to children and parents at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Sunday. The library hosted Drag Queen Story Hour as part of Borderland Pride's 2018 Pride Week activities.

Tie dye kid

Kalesi Armstrong, two, was concentrating hard on her tie dye creation last Tuesday (July 10) at a workshop held at the United Native Friendship Centre's Circle of Life Centre on Mowat Avenue. The workshop was one of many activities that celebrated Pride Week, including an arts and crafts session held at Rainy Lake Square where participants made Pride flags and ribbon wands.

Pride breakfast

Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services held a breakfast in celebration of “Pride Week” last Thursday at the behavioural health services location on Kings Highway. Dozens of people from various communities stopped by to take part in the festivities while enjoying a meal of pancakes and sausages.