After the unveiling ceremony was completed Friday morning, many in the large crowd stood under the pavilion to get a closer look at the long-awaited monument commemorating the 17 lives lost to the Dance Fire, which occured on Thanksgiving Day back in 1938. The unveiling was held 70 years to the day of the tragic blaze.
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“Building for the Future” chairman Mark Kowalchuk, left, deputy mayor Sharon Tibbs, Mayor Roy Avis, library board chair Joyce Cunningham, and chief librarian Margaret Sedgwick are hoping to break this shovel out of its case for a ground-breaking ceremony in April.
Wal-Mart manager Darryl Skinner, Bonnie Allan (administration manager), and Rosanne DeGagne and Lill Medwechuk (department managers) took aim to make some baskets on the brand new court at Nestor Falls Public School that the Fort Frances store had built through its “Adopt-a-School” program.
Students in Solange Busch’s Grade 5 class at St. Francis School have been busy learning about politics during this federal election. Cameron Turriff (upper left), Alyssa Chiasson, Jordan Bruyere, Maddie Sanders, Ian Jodoin (lower left), and Maggie Jean showed off the posters they made about the different parties in the running.
Kayla Windigo, far left, fed the ball into the paint during the Muskie senior girls’ 31-30 win over the visiting Dryden Eagles last week. The two teams squared off again here yesterday (the outcome was not known before press time).
Looking forward to a partnership that will see construction of a new library and technology centre start in April, “Building for the Future” campaign chair Mark Kowalchuk, middle, shared a few words at the site of the future facility on Friday before presenting Mayor Roy Avis, second from left, and deputy mayor Sharon Tibbs, far right, with a cheque for $825,096.
Muskie Josh Stevens (#51) and Justin Perreault (#43) tried to get at St. Paul’s Crusaders’ quarterback Rhys Hansen during their Winnipeg High School Football League tilt here Friday. The visiting Crusaders dominated the game right until the final buzzer, winning 44-0.
Lorna Baker, left, and Stacy Gosman got ready to dig into their meal at the Thanksgiving lunch provided by the local Salvation Army last Friday.
After the unveiling of the Dance Fire monument was completed Friday, many who had crowded under the pavilion for the moving ceremony then came forward to point out names of those who had perished in the Thanksgiving Day blaze back on Oct. 10, 1938.
Sherry Bonner-Vickers, along with her dog, “Harley,” already has been getting into the Hallowe’en spirit by decking out her home on First Street East with ghastly gravestones and assorted ghouls.