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Face-off draw

Lakers’ forward Blake Boaz tried to corral a face-off while battling Thunderhawks’ counterpart Tom Biondich during the second period of their exhibition game Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena. The senior ‘AAA’ squad jumped out to a 4-0 lead and then held on for a 6-5 victory.

Family fun

The Steele family, including sisters Hayley, back left, Ashley, and Alicia, their mother, Cindy, and dad, John, were among the many people who enjoyed the 23rd-annual community Christmas dinner Saturday afternoon at Knox United Church. The Steeles have attended the dinner every year since Christmas 2003 when they first moved here from Cape Breton.

Sliding screams

Katelin Gurniak, Rachel Jean, and Annie Jean had a wild ride down the hill at the overpass here Thursday afternoon. About 10 kids went out enjoying their break from school in the final days leading up to Christmas.

Snowy hockey

Noah Loveday chipped the puck through a dusting of snow as Claire Tibbs looked on during a game of shinny at the north-end rink last Wednesday afternoon. About 10 players were taking part in the game as part of their Christmas break fun.

Community dinner

Volunteers Bruce Nichols, left, and Rooksana Randeree took a break from serving up dessert to enjoy a turkey meal on Saturday during the 23rd-annual community Christmas dinner. A total of 320 people attended the dinner, which ran from noon-2 p.m. at Knox United Church, with at least another 60 people getting “Meals on Wheels” delivered to them that day.

Sliding fun

Rachel and Annie Jean took to the slope at the overpass yesterday afternoon. About 10 youngsters were enjoying their Christman holiday by sliding down the hill on discs and sleds of varying shapes and sizes.

Shinny hockey

Noah Loveday jetted away with the puck as MacKenzie Tibbs gave chase during a pick-up shinny game at the north-end rink on Portage Avenue yesterday afternoon. With the mild pre-Christmas weather and kids off from school, the town’s outdoor rinks have been bustling with activity.

Candy cane giveaway

Mrs. Claus (a.k.a. Judy Kielczewski), standing with Betty’s owners Doug and Blair Anderson, gave Celeste Tean a candy cane during a visit to the Scott Street store yesterday morning. Kielczewski was handing out candy canes at businesses in the downtown core.

Turned away

Fr. Wayne McIntosh requested shelter for “Joseph” (Emma Smith) and “Mary” (Abby MacLam) as part of St. John’s Anglican Church’s annual “Las Posadas” celebration here Friday evening. Dressed up as shepherds, angels, and kings, the crowd that came out re-created the journey of Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem, searching for shelter at local downtown businesses but being turned away.