Jason Kabel got ready to smack a return to Anika Alexander during their semi-final showdown in the annual Boxing Day squash tournament held at the Memorial Sports Centre here. Kabel took the best-of-five match by a 3-2 margin before falling 3-1 to Steve Boileau in the 'A' Open final. The other division winners were Mark Faragher ('A'), Jeff Gustafson ('B'), and Ryley Booth ('C').
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Rae Ann Wood's Grade 2/3 class at St. Michael's School smiled for a picture before embarking on their “Random Act of Kindness Christmas Walk,” where they distributed 100 handmade cards and 226 gift bags to homes surrounding their school on Thursday. The cards and gift bags were put together by the students during their last week of school before the Christmas break.
Several generations of the Gerber family treated patients and staff alike to a lovely selection of Christmas songs last Wednesday afternoon at La Verendrye General Hospital here. The Gerbers have made it a holiday tradition to spread joy through music.
Marc-Andre Michon, left, and Maria Gilbert were among the volunteers who served up food to everyone who attended the community Christmas dinner Christmas Day at Knox United Church. The delicious meal was prepared by volunteer cooks Sharon Gurski, JoAnne Formanek Gustafson, and Tracy Clarke.
Families and individuals of all ages attended the community Christmas dinner at Knox United Church. Here, Marlon, Camille and Katrina Hagarty enjoyed a dessert. In addition to food and camaraderie, dinner guests were treated to a performance of the Christmas cantata, “Good News from Home,” thanks to Diane Maxey and a dozen or so of the Fort Frances Choraliers.
Rainycrest resident Verenia Zucchiatti, front row left, joined Rainycrest Auxiliary president June Caul, resident May Matheson, activity worker Elizabeth Logue, and resident Robert Bliss, as well as auxiliary vice-president Diane Maxey, Riverside Foundation director Allison Cox, auxiliary member Laurie Hogan, auxiliary treasurer Sheila McMillen, and Foundation chair Bill Gushulak, in celebratin
Allison Cox, director of the Riverside Foundation for Health Care, was getting settled into her new office last Wednesday in the lobby at La Verendrye General Hospital where the registration desk used to be.
People from near and far attended the 31st-annual community Christmas dinner at Knox United Church here Tuesday afternoon. Above, Emilia Suminska, hailing from Warsaw, Poland, and Mike Kempf, originally from Fort Frances but now living in Finland, joined Kempf's mother, Bernice, for a delicious meal.
Members of the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club packed hampers last Thursday at the local Salvation Army office for the “Adopt-a-Family" program. This year, the club "adopted” 10 families that each received $150 in gifts and $100 in groceries for Christmas. The program has ran annually here for more than 10 years.
Lakers' fans hit the rink Thursday for a “Fan Appreciation Skate” with the team at the Ice For Kids Arena. The event was free to attend and the Lakers' way of giving back to the fans who continue to support them year-round. Those who came out received complimentary refreshments, donated by Integral Hockey Stick Repair, Wasaw Foods, and Sysco Foods.