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Organizations working together on Senior Companion Project

Planning is underway to eventually have a fully realized seniors' volunteer program in Fort Frances.

Members of several different service organizations met in the Shaw room at the Fort Frances Library and Technology Centre last month to discuss the Senior Companion Project, an initiative that aims to eventually have a seniors-helping-seniors volunteer program operating in town.

Trip of the month (jan)

Travel agent Paula Jensen and Kiwanian Robin Wright displayed the winning ticket in the first Fort Frances Kiwanis Club “Trip of the Month” draw of 2020 this morning at International Travel Services. The winner of the January draw was Christina Hahkala, who won a trip to Grenada, valued at $4,600. Next month's draw will be for a trip to Barcelona ($4,400).

Polar cannonball

Voyageurs Lions Club president Travis Michl goes all in with a cannonball during the club's annual Polar Plunge fundraiser at La Place Rendez-Vous yesterday. The Voyageurs Lions Club had several participants who collected $820 of the $8,300 total raised during the event. Organizers said 29 people from 12 different groups tested the temperature of Rainy Lake on New Year's Day.

Polar leap

Dahlia and Violet Kaun leapt past the point of no return during the Voyageur Lions Club's annual Polar Plunge out front of La Place Rendez-Vous yesterday afternoon. The girls were representing Rainy River District Animal Rescue for the plunge, and raised $365 in pledges.

Dessert table

It takes an army of volunteers to make a community event like the Christmas Dinner a success, and this year's event at the Knox United Church saw a outswelling of support from both volunteers and the public.

Boileau serve

Steve Boileau successfully defended his title from a year ago as he once again downed Jason Kabel in an exciting final to capture the 'A' Open title at the Sunset Country Squash Club's annual Boxing Day tournament at the Memorial Sports Centre.

Local youth release music video

After months of hard work, a group of area youth have something to be proud of.
At a release party Monday night at the United Native Friendship Centre's (UNFC) Circle of Life building on Mowat Avenue, participants in the "Wake the Youth" program, alongside Maverick Judson, released the music video for their song "Love Like Eagles."

OLotW concert

It's just not Christmas without the Grinch. Students at Our Lady of the Way school in Stratton delivered a dramatic performance of the classic story as a part of their Christmas concert on Friday afternoon. The performance was followed by lunch and draws for door prizes.

JW jr concert

Students from J.W. Walker performed a ukulele song as part of their Christmas concert at the Townshend Theatre last Tuesday night. While the Kindergarten students performed for their families and friends in the gym at J.W. Walker School, the junior and senior students had the opportunity to perform on the Townshend stage.