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Young pianist

Jonah Homer played “Lightly Row" at the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts' "Highlights Concert ” last Tuesday evening. Homer was awarded the Rose-Marie DeGagné Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Method Courses, Level I.

Field trip

On April 25, Grade 6 students in Kari-Lynn Beckett's class at Robert Moore School went with Henry Miller from the Sportsman's Club to his property in Alberton.

Students were guided by Miller, and learned about the biodiversity of plants and animals, including invasive species and the relationships between different plants and animals.

Arpin at OFSAA

Jackson Arpin posed in front of the OFSAA banner at the OFSAA badminton championships held last Thursday through Saturday in North Bay. The Rainy River Owl standout compiled a 3-3 record at the all-Ontarios to cap his high school career.

Stroke group

Volunteers and graduates of the first “Moving On from Stroke" program at La Verendrye General Hospital this year posed for a celebratory photo. Seated in the front row are volunteers Wilma Chapman, left, and Melvin Jourdain, while in the back row are volunteer LaVerna Brown, left, and graduates Blondie Ditmars, Betty and Bill Penney, and Marcus Gerber.

Arpin, Jackson

Rainy River Owl standout Jackson Arpin got ready to make a serve during one of his matches earlier this season. Arpin has been dominant in senior boys' singles play this season and qualified for his third trip to OFSAA with a perfect 5-0 showing at the NWOSSAA badminton championships held last Wednesday in Thunder Bay.

Criminally kind

Mayor June Caul did a stint behind bars on Saturday during the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions' annual “Bail or Jail" fundraiser at the Fort Frances Curling Club, in conjunction with the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce's Business and Community Expo.

Newcomers event

Close to 40 people from 11 different countries came out to Plaza Lanes on Friday for the “Newcomer Meet and Greet” event hosted by the Valley Adult Learning Association. The event was meant to help people who are new here connect and network with other newcomers.

Owl badminton

Madison Kreger, left, took an overhead swing at the birdie as her Owl teammate Tala Quran watched intently during the NorWOSSA finals last Wednesday in Dryden. The RRHS duo won the silver medal with four wins and one loss.