Best-selling author speaks to students

Students at Donald Young School here in Emo last week experienced the rare opportunity of meeting a real Canadian author.
David Bouchard, British Columbia’s best-selling author, educator, and presenter, spoke to the students about the importance of reading.
Bouchard’s aim in speaking to students is to inspire a love of reading. He urged his young audience to turn off their video games and televisions.
Books, he pointed out, can take you on marvelous adventures to places around the world.
“If You’re Not From the Prairies,” one of his 33 books, is listed on MacLean’s list of top 20 children’s books in the history of Canada.
Bouchard believes the greatest gift we can give our children is the gift of reading.
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One more reminder that Elizabeth Adams (nee Klug), a former resident of Emo, will be holding a come-and-go book-signing tomorrow (April 3) at the United Church in Emo from 2-3:30 p.m. and again from 6:30-8 p.m.
Her new book, “Mother Love: Portraits of its Power,” portrays this life-changing and life-giving love through stories and reflections.
Come and meet the author, learn what the book has to offer, and purchase a signed copy. Everyone is welcome!
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Don’t forget Guthrie United Church in Devlin is having a “Spring Fling” and auction sale on Sunday, April 13 starting at 2 p.m. (please not the change in date from last week’s column).
Admission is $5 at the door. Come and join them for an afternoon of fun.
Organizers also are still looking for new items for the auction and baking.
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Tickets are still for sale for the Rainy River District “Spring Gathering” which will take place this Saturday (April 5) at the Chapple recreation centre.
Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., with entertainment following at 8 p.m.
Tickets, which cost $10 each, are available at Tompkins Hardware in Emo.
The menu for the evening will smoked roast pork (provided by Paul and Susan Peters), mashed potatoes and gravy, apple sauce, fruit platter and dip, tossed salads, macaroni salad, pickles, buns, and apple crisp.
Come out and enjoy the fun!
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The Emo Spray Park committee is holding a “fun” Casino Night this Saturday (April 5) at the Emo arena. Blackjack, roulette, and craps are just a few of the tables at which you can spend your “casino bucks.”
The evening will start with cocktails at 7 p.m., followed by the gaming and the silent and live auctions. Music for dancing will be provided by Yowza, and a light lunch will be served at 11 p.m.
Tickets cost only $10 each.
Again, come out, enjoy some fun, and help the committee make the spray park a reality in Emo.
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The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre and the Rainy River District Substance Abuse Protection Team have organized a series of presentations called “Women in Recovery.”
Three Winnipeg women will share their stories of addition and recovery.
They were at Rainy River High School today (April 2) at 10:30 a.m. and then Big Grassy School at 2 p.m. Another presentation is set for tonight at 6 p.m. at Naicatchewenin First Nation.
There will be two presentations at Fort Frances High School tomorrow (April 3) at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., followed by a presentation at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre at 7 p.m.
Finally, on Friday, April 4, the women will move to Atikokan with a presentation at the high school at 10:30 a.m., followed by one at the multi-use facility at Couchiching at 3 p.m.
All are welcome to attend!
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Anyone who has made a pledge towards the CT Scanner in Fort Frances can direct their cheques to Teresa Hazel c/o Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc., 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P7A 2B7.

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