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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.

Coach honoured

Jamie Booth, right, is pictured here with the Emo Express PeeWee Green team, including co-coach, Andy McCormick, left, who nominated Booth to be Hockey Northwestern Ontario's Coach of the Year.

Ready to grapple

Vai Lockman of Fort Frances looked to level change and get ready to grapple with his opponent during a match at the Jaycee's State Championship held on Friday and Saturday in Grand Rapids, Mn. The third-grader nabbed a podium spot with a third-place finish at the tourney.

Wrestling champs

Hudson Mann, left, teamed up with some friends from Superior, Wisc. to wrestle to a first-place finish at the Gord Garvie Memorial Tournament in Thunder Bay back on April 4. Mann, who was born in Fort Frances, has put in the work and wrestled well all season.

Festival singing

Isabelle Meeks, left, and Taryn Oster take some coaching from vocal adjudicator Dawn Bruch at Knox United Church during the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts last night. The drama categories will begin today and run through next week, with the final category, instrumental, running on April 25.

Award-winning newspaper

Fort Frances Times' publisher Jim Cumming, left, posed with an armful of Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA) awards next to John Willems, OCNA president and general manager Torstar Community Brands (Toronto), during the BNC Awards Gala held last Friday in Vaughan, Ont. in conjunction with the OCNA's spring convention.