DU banquet tickets on sale

Ducks Unlimited (Fort Frances), which was founded in 1982, will hold its 22nd-annual banquet, auction, and raffle on May 6 at La Place Rendez-Vous.
As always, there will be a great selection of live and silent auction items, including local artists’ prints, carvings, and furnishings.
This year’s feature print will be a framed piece by local artist Kari-Ann Anderson. The original was selected as the Manitoba provincial sponsor print for 2005.
The fundraising event also will have its usual raffles of donated articles from local and district businesses.
Tickets for this year’s banquet are now on sale at Cousineau Insurance Brokers. To qualify for the early-bird draw (an old-fashioned popcorn machine), tickets must be purchased prior to April 18.
Since the first banquet-auction here, the Fort Frances DU committee has donated more than half-a-million dollars to Ducks Unlimited Canada.