Rural schools enjoying end-of-year activities

Many rural schools in the district are enjoying end of the year festivities.

Last week Crossroads students and staff attended the annual Pow Wow at Naicatchewenin First Nations (North West Bay).

The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The viewing of traditional dance, and excellent food was superb. Students were thrilled to take part in the dancing and learn to appreciate the culture of this tradition.

Old friendships were renewed with Dennis Smith (retired Treaty 3 Policeman) and Ian Booth (retired Superintendent of the Fort Frances jail). The two gentleman were able to enjoy the day, a few laughs and remember “the good old days.”

All attending this event would like to thank all organizers and volunteers for making this day happen, truly a treat for all!

Sturgeon Creek schools held their annual Family Night last Thursday (June 9). Approximately 250 meals were served. Delicious burgers, smokies, salads and watermelon were enjoyed by all.

The kids, and adults attending enjoyed baseball games and many attending took advantage of swings and playground equipment.

To top the evening off, all families went home with a large pot with a tomato, onion and pepper plant. This is to encourage all families to make salsa. The potted plants were made possible from a grant the school applied for and received. Hats off to all who worked hard to make this a great evening and definitely one of the best memories of the school year. And thankfully the weather cooperated and the mosquitoes were tolerable.

Happy 85th birthday to Mel Kallstrom on June 14. May you enjoy your upcoming and many more years.

Kaiya Sutherland graduated June 3 with her Masters of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. In attendance was her Mom Lisa Sutherland, and grandmother Gail Kelly. Proud father is Earl Sutherland and her grandparents are Elton and Bonnie Sutherland. Congratulations Kaiya on your accomplishments and all the best as you pursue your career.

Welcome back long time Devlin resident Craig and Della McQuaker. The couple lived many years on Cemetery Road. They have lived in Cold Lake the last nine years and although they thoroughly enjoyed their time there, it was always in their plans to retire back in our district. The couple purchased a home in Fort Frances over a year ago and have been moving their belongings back ever since. A garage sale is in the near future. Although they haven’t sold their home in Cold Lake yet they are now comfortably settled on Christie North.

Craig is looking forward to tinkering and fishing. Delia has been an active homemaker and volunteer for nine years and has plans on continuing both.

Our district is happy to have you both back.

The last Beer and Burgers for the season will be this Friday June 17.

This event will continue in the fall.

Dance to down home country music on June 18. Music by Dwight Tank.

The cost is $5.00 and takes place at the Emo Legion.