Summer rocks!

After such a cool, wet, and downright dreary spring, the mood among district residents is decidedly more upbeat given that the sun has been shining for eight-straight days now (not counting the thunderstorms that rumbled through here Sunday night).
And more summer-like weather is in the forecast, including temperatures in the low to mid-30s C next week—just in time for Fun in the Sun activities and Canada Day.
Once again, the volunteers who organize Fun in the Sun each year deserve our thanks and appreciation for lining up events the whole family can enjoy. It all culminates on Canada Day next Friday, but the first part of next week will feature the Entertainment Night for the FITS queen pageant, a Dutch musical ensemble touring Canada in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands during World War II, and a spaghetti supper hosted by the six queen contestants.
Also planned are Crime Stoppers’ annual “Great Rubber Duckie Race,” the Fort Frances Public Library’s annual “Teddy Bear’s Picnic,” and the traditional feed of English-style fish ’n chips at St. John’s Anglican Church.
The party really gets started this Saturday, however, with the BIA’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of Scott Street becoming the town’s main commercial strip after a fire in 1905 destroyed many businesses located on what was then known as Front Street (now Central Avenue).
Again, a diverse line-up of activities is planned for much of the day.
Yes, summer is finally here, and there are ample ways to get out and enjoy it around our community!
Oh, and anyone who complains about the heat will be sentenced to stand for one hour on the corner of Scott and Portage in the middle of January—in their bathing suit!

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