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Canada Day plans well underway in Chapple

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Planning for Canada Day in Barwick is well underway.

There will be the annual fastball tournament, consisting of eight teams, which will begin at 9 a.m.

Anyone interested in entering a team should contact George Oltshere at 487-2253 for more information.

Meanwhile, registration for the annual July 1 parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Chapple municipal office parking lot.

Anyone putting a vehicle or float in the parade should phone Gary Judson while kids registering for the children’s parade should contact the office at 487-2354.

There will be a draw prize of a bike and helmet donated by Barwick Service, and kiddies’ prizes donated by Barwick Village Restaurant (only children registered for the parade will be eligible for the prizes).

The parade, which also will include an appearance by the Emo Fair queen candidates, then will begin at noon from the municipal office.

There will be kids’ games and fun after the parade, with a canteen and refreshments being available all day.

There also will be a poster contest. For more information, call the municipal office.

Organizers of Barwick’s Canada Day celebrations would like to thank the sponsors, the volunteers, and everyone from across the district who continue to make this annual event such a success.

The recreation grounds upgrading is nearly completed, so come out and see the work being done by volunteers while celebrating Canada’s 142nd birthday.

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The United Churches of the area will be holding their annual camp at Sunny Cove from July 20-24 for kids aged eight (or entering Grade 3 in September) up to 14.

The UCC provides an opportunity for children to discover God, make new friends, and enjoy fun outdoor activities. The cost per child is $120 (up to a maximum of $350 per immediate family).

There is still room for more campers, with registration forms available at the United Church and in the Donald Young School office.

For more information, contact Rev. Frances Flook at 482-2835 or 482-1548.

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The Northern Echo Bible Camp invites boys and girls in Grade 2-7 to join them in this summer’s exciting camping adventure, SON ROCK Kids’ Camp, which will be held July 25-30 at Sunny Cove.

Join them for some drama, games, crafts, canoeing, sports, swimming, and learning how to build your lives on the “Rock.”

For more information, contact Lori Shortreed at 482-1002 and she will be glad to send you a registration form.

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The winner of the Rainy River District Women’s Institute’s recent draw for $1,000 of free groceries from Cloverleaf in Emo was Adrienne Lake of Fort Frances.

Money raised from this draw will go towards the W.I. Museum building fund.

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