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Marc Stuempfle

Traditonal dance

As the sound of the drums vibrated through the ground and voices echoed in the air, traditional dancers moved to the beat Saturday evening during Couchiching First Nation's pow-wow. The pow-wow ran all weekend long at the pow-wow grounds, seeing many local residents and visitors from other First Nations communities come together to visit and show their unity.


Kaleb Firth cooked up stacks of burgers before lunchtime today for a barbecue fundraiser at the United Native Friendship Centre. Burgers and hot dogs were flying off the grill as UNFC had 158 pre-orders to fill even before the event began at 11 a.m. UNFC staff members were busy getting deliveries ready for the hungry swarms of students at local schools. The event ran until 2 p.m.

Pride BBQ

As the Passport to Pride March came to an end Saturday morning at Rainy Lake Square, the community was able to socialize and share their own experiences with one another. The march showcased unique clothing design or even a rainbow alien. Pride outline the positivity of free expression and presented an upbeat inclusive environment.

New owners

Missy and Derek Nelson are excited to take on their new adventure as owners of Rainy Lake Sports. The Nelson family is looking forward to seeing a lot of new and familiar faces come through their doors.

Walking trio

Rose McKone, right, travelled over 2,300 kilometres from Penticton, B.C. to walk alongside her mother, Annette Bush, and brother, Robert Maki, during the “Walk for Alzheimer's” here Saturday. The trio shared a lot of gratitude for the support and care the family has received from the Alzheimer Society.

Tween Bingo

Yesterday afternoon was full of excitement at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. After dancing around to the video game, “Just Dance,” Tween Club members relaxed with a game of Bingo with library staffer Samantha Manty, centre, calling out the numbers. Next Monday (June 24) will be the last after-school Tween Club session before the summer break.

Alzheimer prizes

Mary O'Connor, left, presented Gaydonna Barker—representing the team of the Church of the Holly Spirit—with the prize basket for being the top fundraising team Saturday during the “Walk for Alzheimer's” fundraiser here.

Spoon concert

Rae Spoon rocked the stage Thursday evening during the second concert in the Rainy Lake Square Concert Series. Spoon, an award-winning non-binary musician and author performed songs from their newest album, “Rae Spoon With Jesus And His Judgemental Father.” Many people turned out to enjoy the musical festivities which had the crowd fist pumping, clapping and howling along with the music.