The 1st Fort Frances Sparks and Brownies (above) laid a wreath at the local cenotaph during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday to pay their respects to Canada's fallen. Fort High student Katelyn Bruyere (top right) recited “In Flanders Fields," the famous poem written by Lt.-Col. John McCrae, while Roger Dolyny (below right) sang "O Canada" and the "Star Spangled Banner" at the beginning of the ceremony, then also sang "God Save the Queen” prior to the laying of the wreaths and crosses. The Fort Frances Legion Br. #29's Colour Party (below) opened the ceremony by marching in.
Daniel Friday, left, Charles Friday, and Jeremy Jordan of Seine River First Nation opened last Thursday's reception with a drum song. Several men and women who attended the opening were relatives of local veteran Buddy Friday, who went overseas to fight in WWII at just 17 years of age.
The new exhibit also features some artifacts from both world wars, including medals, a gas mask, and bayonets.
Multi-instrumentalist Dave Genn of the iconic Canadian rock band, 54•40 played a guitar solo during a number Sunday evening at the Townshend Theatre. The show, entitled “Unplugged: Songs Stories," featured all of 54•40's hits reimagined and was the second in the 2018-19 "Tour de Fort" passport season. The next show is "Boreal,” a showcase of winter-themed original songs and holiday classics, set for Friday, Dec. 7.
Fort High students Maya Davis, Erica Lemelin, and Mira Donaldson provided some reggae energy to the “Shade of Yellow and Sunshine"-themed fall musical revue that ran from Nov. 8-10 when they sang "Don't Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. The three performances provided attendees with a two-hour break from the cold as the students performed warm and happy summertime tunes.
Talk about opening with a bang.
The Muskie girls' hockey team used a four-goal performance from Issy Taylor to rout the Kenora Broncos 14-1 in their NorWOSSA regular-season opener Tuesday night at the Ice For Kids Arena.
Jill Calder added a hat trick in the lopsided victory.
It was all Muskies from the outset as they got goals from Taylor (two), Calder (two), and Paiten Kinnear to take a 5-0 lead after 20 minutes.
The SIJHL has announced the rosters for its upcoming all-star game and skills competition, which is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Ice For Kids Arena.
The game once again will feature a Canada vs. U.S.A. format made up of players from both countries from the six SIJHL member clubs.
Each roster was finalized following voting by the coaches and managers from league clubs, as well as from each teams' play-by-play broadcaster on HockeyTV.com