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Curling lesson

Sturgeon Creek student Morgan Gibson received some lessons on how to deliver a rock from former men’s world curling champ Reid Carruthers during a clinic at the Stratton Curling Club yesterday afternoon.

Winter wonderland

Judy Kielczewski shovelled new-fallen snow from around the sleigh in the Fort Frances Museum courtyard this morning. The “Friends of the Museum” will be serving hot chocolate and cookies tomorrow from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for a donation of $2. Also come listen to the Fort Frances Choraliers and take a photo of your family in this old-fashioned sleigh provided by Bob Hamilton.

Seniors’ calendar

RN Brittany Dumont, left, was busy at Safeway yesterday afternoon as the District Mental Health Services for Older Adults Program handed out its free 2013 Seniors’ Safety Calendar. The calendars can be picked up at the program’s office on Scott Street, as well as at La Verendrye Hospital here and the health centres in Emo and Rainy River.

P.A.R.T.Y. program

Nursing supervisor Lori Green assisted Grade 10 students from Fort Frances High School in an attempt to save the life of “Rory Paulson” yesterday in the emergency room at La Verendrye Hospital during a session of the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) program.

‘Festival of Light’

Helen Hermanson admired a display featuring Hindu deities Saturday evening during an East Indian supper at St. John’s Anglican Church here. The supper was held in conjunction with the festival of “Diwali”—the Indian equivalent to Christmas. Diwali is a time when Hindus worship the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi, for success in the year ahead.

Musical mash-ups

Cast member Paris Gauthier performed a number during the opening night of Fort High’s “Mash It Up” musical revue last Thursday. Blending two songs together, the mash-ups offered a variety of songs, which the audience enjoyed. Special guests were the Donald Young School Glee Club. The show ran Thursday through Saturday.


Don DeBenedet yelled at his sweepers to get on the rock Friday night during the opening draw of the annual men’s bonspiel here. DeBenedet and his rink went on to win the ‘C’ title Saturday night over Ken McKinnon.

Learning about disabilities

Lauren Penney, a Grade 4 student at St. Francis School, wheeled her way around pylons toward the basketball net as she and her classmates learned about disabilities by “Walking in the Shoes of Someone Else.” Moving through 10 different stations, the purpose of the lesson was to build acceptance and inclusion of individuals with exceptionalities.