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"Relay for Life"

Despite the rain, participants in this year’s “Relay for Life” took to the track at Pither’s Point Park Friday event, completing the first lap along with many local cancer survivors. A total of 21 teams braved the soggy weather, walking all night to raise about $50,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Sure shot

Len Noonan let shells fly during skeet shooting competition last Tuesday at the Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club. He shot perfect rounds of 25 that evening.

Reliving history

Several of the teams from the 2008 David Thompson Brigade allowed the youngsters in Emo to sit in the canoes following their arrival there on Thursday. The voyageurs showed the children how to handle the paddles and how to shift positions from side to side in the canoe.

Royal smile

Christian Wiedenhoeft, brother of Callahan Wiedenhoeft, was crowned “Mini-King" in the second-annual "Mini-King" contest. The siblings will be riding on the "Fun in the Sun” royalty float together in the Canada Day Parade.

Royal smile

Callahan Wiedenhoeft posed with Gloria Wood, long-time supporter and sponsor of the “Mini-Queen" pageant, after she was crowned as this year's "Mini-Queen" on Friday during the BIA's "Mall Days.”

Paddling voyageurs

A team of voyageurs from the 2008 David Thompson Brigade paddled towards the shore of Pither’s Point Park on Friday. A total of 160 voyageurs visited the Rainy River District last week, participating in celebrations in Rainy River, Emo, and Fort Frances. They are making their way from Rocky Mountain House, Alta. to Fort William, Ont.

‘Let’s go, team!’

Despite the rain, members of the “Pink Attitude” team belted out an insprirational cheer on Friday evening before the start of the “Relay of Life” at Pither’s Point Park. A total of 21 teams braved the soggy weather, walking all night to raise about $50,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

‘Teddy Bear’ fun

Carol Tolley sat with Diarmid, Lindsay, and Katherine Payne and all their “Teddies” during the annual Fort Frances Public Library’s “Teddy Bear Picnic” on Friday. The event was supposed to take place at the Legion Park but due to heavy rainfall earlier in the day the event was taken to the cafeteria at the Fort Frances High School.

Tearin’ it up

Falls High School student Kasey Graves, 15, pulled off a trick at the skate park behind the Memorial Sports Centre here Tuesday afternoon while friends Nate Oustad, 17, and Tim Myles, 16, looked on.

Grad smiles

Mary Fitzgerald, left, and Melissa Friesen proudly clutched their diplomas as they posed for pictures just off to the side of the stage last night at the Memorial Sports Centre.