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PeeWee tourney

Daymond Bruyere of the Fort Frances Firemen worked around Megan Kovac (#6) and Justin Reguly at the Ice For Kids Arena yesterday during a 3-1 win in the ‘B’ final of the FFMHA’s PeeWee ‘A’ tournament. The River East Royals (Winnipeg) took home the ‘A’ crown while Kenora Taggs won ‘C’ title.

Ounce of prevention

Dave Beach got a ’flu shot from public health nurse Myrna Kranyk-Cooper during a walk-in clinic yesterday at the Northwestern Health Unit here. The public is urged to get their shot either from the health unit or one of the other local health-care providers. The next walk-in clinic is set for Tuesday (Nov. 13) from 3-6 p.m. at J.W. Walker School.

Talking soccer

Ontario Soccer Association president Ron Smale spoke to local soccer heads, coaches, and players at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Tuesday night as part of a province-wide tour the OSA is conducting. Smale, along with executive director Lisa Beatty and chief technical officer Alex Cheit, discussed the OSA’s long-term player development strategy.

Imagine peace

Robert Moore Grade 8 student Sara Jackson’s poster is one of the four winners in the Fort Frances Lions’ annual peace poster contest. Other winners from the district included Maria Gilbert (J.W. Walker), Mackenzie Wright (St. Francis), and Gemma Friesen (Crossroads). This year’s theme was “Imagine.” The posters are on display at the Fort Frances Museum for the month of November.

Chili dinner

Shawn Whalen, left, dished up a bowl of chili for Gaydonna Baker yesterday during a chili dinner at the Church of the Holy Spirit here. The meal was a fundraiser for Brittany Martin, who will be heading to Cambodia later this month to volunteer at an orphanage and elephant refuge. The event also featured a penny table and pie auction.

Remembrance assembly

Fort High student council heads Meghan Metke, right, and Emily Brown offered a heart-felt message during the Remembrance Day assembly there this morning. Students recited poems and sang songs in honour of local veterans. Many of the local elementary schools will be holding Remembrance Day assemblies tomorrow while the community service will take place Sunday (Nov. 11) at 11 a.m.

‘I Made That!’

The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre has started a new contest called “I Made That!”—and is looking for library patrons to enter photos showing what they have made from a library book they have borrowed, such as this quilt seen here. Bring in a photo and enter to win prizes, with the closing date for entries being Nov. 30. For more info, drop by the library or call 274-9879.

Completed rug

Del Cumming was among those who got a first look at the completed rug-hooking project “What Hooks You Here?” which was unveiled Thursday evening during the “Friends of the Fort Frances Museum” wine-and-cheese fundraiser there. Also unveiled was a Norval Morrisseau painting that had been donated to the museum.

Blanket gift

Lori Flinders, director of Nanaadawewinan, presented Radius Kelly with a gift Thursday during the ground-breaking ceremony for “Abinoojii Akiin.” Kelly, along with six-year-old Kianna Shughrue, represent the children the land has been symbolically given to.

Mathletics

St. Francis students Spencer Murphy, left, along with Logan Hamilton, got a sneak peek at the “Mathletics” website last week—an online learning resource labelled as the next generation in learning—that helps students enjoy math and achieve outstanding results. The school was set to begin using the new program this week.