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‘Project Pride’

Fort Frances Lions Club member Al Carrier presented J.W. Walker student Grace Petsnick with a Canadian flag and certificate while visiting the school yesterday as part of “Project Pride.” Grade 1 students in Ms. Bridgeman, Ms. Botsford, and Ms. Sheppard’s classes each received flags and certificates, as well as heard a presentation about the importance of the Canadian flag.

Local promotion

Ray Scott, right, originator of the Bassmaster tournament series in the United States, joined Phil Bangert, a 13-year veteran of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, at the Town of Fort Frances’ booth at the Bassmasters Classic Outdoors Expo in Shreveport, La. yesterday.

Coming along

Construction is well underway at Manitou Rapids on new pow-wow grounds for the Rainy River First Nations. Located at the junction of Highways 11 and 71, the project began last spring and is slated for completion by this summer.

Recruiting drive

Fort Frances OPP Community Services officer Cst. Anne McCoy explained the benefits of being an OPP officer to a group of about 20 men and women at the Civic Centre last night during a recruitment session. With more and more “baby-boomers” retiring, the OPP is looking for new recruits.

Skating fun

The kindergarten-Grade 3 classes from Sturgeon Creek School celebrated Valentine’s Day a little early by holding a skating party at the arena in Emo. Following their hour on the ice, the youngsters returned to the school for some veggie snacks and drinks.

Cookies galore

“Friends of the Library” member Pat Bird re-stocked the popular “cookie walk” on Friday morning during the group’s annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser bake sale at the Fort Frances Public Library. The sale featured a delicious selection of baked goodies, a penny auction, and blanket draw (the blanket was made by Cathy Robinson and won by Donna Law).

Airport Sign

This sign at the exit of the Fort Frances Airport puts Rainy Lake front and centre as an attraction. Like the trip to Shreveport, La., it is part of a new marketing push to promote Fort Frances as a tourism destination, not just a place to drive through.

Making a match

Sam Swing matched an artifact to a silhouette—one of many activities that are part of the new “Discover the History” backpack program at the Fort Frances Museum. Officially launched on Family Day (Monday), the backpacks contain activities that give children a hands-on way to learn about the different displays at the museum. They are free to use with paid admission.