Festival deadline fast approaching

Dave Ogilvie
Emo correspondent

The entry deadline for the 2019 Rainy River District Festival for the Performing Arts is set for Friday, Feb. 22.
Entry forms can be found on the “Forms, Fees and Resources” page of its website (ff-festival.com) and at the back of the syllabus.
The updated syllabus also has been posted on the site.
“Festival,” as it is known locally, is entering its 79th year. The committee is excited to announce the reintroduction of the Anishinaabemowin language division to the 2019 event (classes have been added to the syllabus in the Drama Division).
Stay tuned for more details and a full press release.
The festival also is pleased to announce the addition of two new awards for 2018. The Stephanie Hawkins Award ($100) will be awarded to a student registered in Grade 7-9 at school who has entered three different divisions in a single year.
The student must enter two classes in each division.
This award aims to encourage young performers to try other genres of performing arts and to take a risk. Including entries in French will increase the award to $150.
The ARCT Award (also $100), meanwhile, will be awarded forĀ Outstanding Performance in Piano at the ARCT Level.
This is a fantastic district event and the organizing committee would love your support. Either enter yourself in the festival or your church or classroom choir.
It is a memorable experience–one that will help you grow as a performer.

The Rainy River Christian Farmers’ Association will hold its annual meeting and policy tour on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 7-9 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
Those interested in attending are asked to R.S.V.P. either Arnold Kaemingh (486-3491), Wade Desserre (483-5412), Arnold Henzmann (482-9985), David Peters (852-1726), or Delton Martin (271-2998).
This year, CFA members are being asked to weigh in on OMAFRA’s Best Management Practices (BMP) series.
The topic to be discussed during the Feb. 26 meeting is “Myths and Methodologies: What’s best when it comes to BMPs?”

The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association is hosting an Atom tournament this weekend (Feb. 8-10), with the entry fee being $600 per team.
For more info, contact Jackie McCormick atĀ jjdbonot@yahoo.ca
The EDBMHA then will hold its Novice tournament on Feb. 22-24, with the cost also being $/team.
The contact person for this tournament is Michelle Cain at mcain0954@gmail.com
Be sure to come out, support the kids, and cheer on your favourite players and teams!