Chapple ready for Canada Day

Dave Ogilvie

The Chapple Canada Day committee has finished plans for the parade which will take place on Friday, July 1.
Kids parade registration is at 10:30 a.m. at Cedar Yard Road (just past the tracks). Judging will be taking place at 11 a.m. and the parade will start at noon.
For more information on the Kids Parade contact Nancy Jolicouer at 487-1626.
The categories for judging will be: use of Canada Day theme; individual dressed; group dressed; floats; horses; horse teams/wagons; tricycles/wagons; bikes; ATVs; and ethnic culture dressed.
Prizes will be given out immediately after the parade at the Bingo Booth in the baseball grounds. To be eligible for prizes and draws participants must be 50 percent dressed and decorated in the theme categories. Horse trailers can be parked at the municipal office.
The committee is looking for volunteers to help with the various Canada Day activities. High school students can receive their community hours for graduation by volunteering. If you are interested please contact Nancy at 487-1626 for more info.
The antique car or tractor portion of the parade is being looked after by Gary Judson. Those interested can contact Gary at 482-2428.
There also will be July 1 kids games & activities at the ball diamond after the parade has been completed. These activities include: a fish pond, clown, sawdust pile, bouncer, kids games, and face painting.
The Barwick Blue Knights are taking care of the canteen and beer gardens this year. there also is a ball tournament taking place. It will be a two-day tournament starting on Friday morning. Twelve teams have registered for this event. For more information contact George O. at 487-2244.
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The Township of Emo’s annual Canada Day celebrations this year will include family activities in the Lions Park from 3-6 p.m. and an auto show at the arena.
They will be doing an autograph/interview session with the drivers of the WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, and Street Stocks as well!
The Emo Legion beer gardens will be open at the arena from 4 p.m. until 1 a.m. A delicious supper of cold cuts also will be for sale from 5-7 p.m.
The Borderland Racing Association will add to the celebration with hot laps starting at 7 p.m., then racing at 7:30 p.m.! Free cake will be served at 7 p.m. and during intermission at the Grandstand and at the Emo Arena.
The annual fireworks presentation will begin at dusk. The evening will end with a dance from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. featuring Centre-Line.
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The Northwestern Business Centre is looking for kids who have an interest in business because “Biz Kid$” is coming to Fort Frances!
“BizKid$” is a five-day camp (Aug. 8-12) hosted by the by the Centre through support from Rainy River Future Development Corporation and local partnerships.
The camp gives children between the ages of 9-12 hands-on experience with planning, organizing and operating a real storefront business.
The camp runs Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Campers gain a basic overview of entrepreneurship through exciting games and activities, presentations from local entrepreneurs and field trips to local businesses.
Campers will choose a business at the beginning of the week and work towards “Market Day” which is held at the end of the week.
If the camper has a profitable business, he or she get to keep all of their money. The cost of the camp per child is $150 with an early bird price of $130.
Space is limited so sign up today!
For more information please call Stefanie Armstrong at (807) 223-1166 or contact her at
More information and a downloadable registration form is available on their webpage
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A reminder for Emo residents, that restrictions to water use are in effect from May 15 to Sept. 15.
Residents may water lawns, flowers etc. on the following days: south of the tracks on even calendar days and north of the railway tracks on odd calendar days.
The hours for non-essential water usage are from 5—7 a.m. and 8—10 p.m.
The township thanks you in advance for your cooperation.