Pharoah Moans gave an enthusiastic performance while reading, “Don't Touch This Book,” to children and parents at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre on Sunday. The library hosted Drag Queen Story Hour as part of Borderland Pride's 2018 Pride Week activities.
Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services held a breakfast in celebration of “Pride Week” last Thursday at the behavioural health services location on Kings Highway. Dozens of people from various communities stopped by to take part in the festivities while enjoying a meal of pancakes and sausages. Morgan Anderson, left, Harry Morrisseau, Dwayne Morrison, Christine Jourdain, Mike Anderson and Charles Friday came in from Couchiching and socialized over breakfast after Morrison kicked off the morning with an opening song.
Raina Johnson, left, and Macey McMillen took to the podium to say a few words during a flag ceremony at the Fort Frances Civic Centre on Saturday in honour of Pride Week. The ceremony was part of Borderland Pride's “Passport to Pride” march which took place earlier that day. Johnson and McMillen, two members of the Fort Frances High School Gay-Straight Alliance, led the march, carrying the Pride banner.
Lilly Wider, left, and Naomi Dunn carried the Knox United Church banner down Church Street as part of Borderland Pride's “Passport to Pride” march on Saturday. Participants of the march walked from Smoky Bear Park in International Falls, Mn. to the Civic Centre here.
Speakers and worship participants from surrounding “affirming” churches delivered various segments of the service on Sunday, including Rev. Frances Flook, left, and Doug Judson who each spoke during the opening litany which described the different colours of the rainbow and what each represents.
Borderland Pride made history this weekend when over 200 people crossed over the International Bridge as part of the “Passport to Pride" march in celebration of the inaugural 2018 Rainy River District and Koochiching County "Pride Week.”
Though the mercury was high, the weather could not have been better for the first-ever event.
A suspension failure put an abrupt end to Steve Arpin's winning aspirations on Saturday.
The Loenbro Motorsport driver and Fort Frances native, who was competing in his first race of the season, was forced to retire on Lap 1 of the first six-lap semi-final.
That ended any hopes of advancing to the final at the second-ever Americas Rallycross (ARX) event, the Dirtfish ARX of Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Tex.