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Stephanie Hagenaars

Orchestra concert

The Borderland Community Orchestra held its spring concert Tuesday evening at the Townshend Theatre. The concert, entitled “Fairy Tales and Magical Stories," also featured performances from the Rainy River High School Band, Bel Canto, and new Borderland Choir. The concert ended with an encore of "Pirates of the Caribbean,” which was greeted with a standing ovation from the audience.

Exhibit opening

Rev. Barb Miller of Knox United Church here spoke at yesterday's opening of the “We Were Taught Differently: The Indian Residential School Experience” exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum which is on loan from the Lake of the Woods Museum in Kenora.

Frying fish

Brian Smith from Pwi-di-goo-zing ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services volunteered his time Friday for the 48th-annual fish fry at the Rainy River First Nations' pow-wow grounds. The festivities may have started at 4 p.m. but many volunteers, like Smith, started around 10 a.m. setting up tents and frying fish.

Tourist centre

Natasha Gaudio, left, and Emma Dykstra are ready for the tourism season as they celebrated the opening day of the Fort Frances Tourism Information Centre on Friday. The centre celebrated by holding a rally to welcome American anglers and tourists to Canada.

Welcome rally

A handful of local residents with big, welcoming cheers met at the Fort Frances Tourism Information Centre on Friday to welcome U.S. tourists as they crossed the border before the Victoria Day long weekend. Friday marked the opening day of the tourism centre, the tourist sites here, as well as the Sorting Gap Marina for the summer season.

Opening concert

A “Fort Frances Kitchen Party," a free concert featuring local music duo "Entyrely Mac,” took place Thursday evening to celebrate the grand opening of Rainy Lake Square. The performance kicked off a series of concerts happening at the square throughout the summer.

New kitchen area

Columbus Place residents gathered in the social room for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly-renovated kitchen there. Tom Duchnicki, left, Columbus Place board president, local MP Don Rusnack, and Columbus Place property manager April Szpara also shared a few words about the community and the importance of the social space.