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— Photo Sam Odrowski

St. Francis students Matthew Strain, left, and Alexa Bagacki hammered nails into a crucifix during the school's interactive Stations of the Cross ceremony this morning. Participating in the Stations of the Cross around Easter time is a common Catholic tradition. There are 14 stations and each one depicts the successive events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. Images or carvings that depict the stations are often displayed inside of Christian churches and Catholics often cycle through the stations, praying at each one leading up to Easter.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Grade 5 students from Robert Moore, led by Mike Jones, sang “O Canada” in Anishinaabemowin as part of the Anishinaabemowin Drama Division of the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts at the Townshend Theatre this morning. Festival organizer Cynthia Donald said that while there have been individual performances in Anishinaabemowin in the past, it has been several years since it was a formal division of the festival.

— Photo Ken Kellar

Maya Davis read a selection from “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee on Monday during the Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts at Knox United Church. Davis was awarded First Place with Honours in her category for her performance. The annual festival is drawing to a close, with only two more days of adjudicated sessions remaining before the Highlights concert on April 30.

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Hudson Mann, left, teamed up with some friends from Superior, Wisc. to wrestle to a first-place finish at the Gord Garvie Memorial Tournament in Thunder Bay back on April 4. Mann, who was born in Fort Frances, has put in the work and wrestled well all season.

— Photo Sam Odrowski

Volunteer firefighters Adam Esselink, left, and Iain McMillan served up spaghetti to attendees of the La Vallee Fire Department's third-annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser. The event was meant to offer community engagement, information on fire safety and an affordable meal, while fundraising for the local fire department.

Downtown Fort Frances will be hopping this Saturday, as the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club and local BIA once again will be hosting “Egg-stravaganza.”

The wildly popular annual event will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Great Canadian Main Street (Scott Street).

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce (FFCC) will be holding their annual general meeting from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday (April 23) at the Copper River Inn.

The FFCC is excited to welcome MPP Greg Rickford, as well as representatives of the local OPP, as our guest speakers.

This is a free event for all members in good standing. Those businesses wishing to attend, who are not Chamber members, may do so for a $5 surcharge at the door.