‘Heritage Luncheon’ planned

Dave Ogilvie

The Rainy River District Women’s Institute will be hosting its annual “Heritage Luncheon” this Saturday (Feb. 19) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Knox United Church in Emo.
The luncheon, which costs $8, will consist of hot hearty casseroles, salads, and home-made pie.
There also will be a bake table, raffles, and a door prize.
Everyone is welcome to come out for a great luncheon in support of the W.I.’s Pioneer Museum.
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The family of Charlie and Lil Dimit gathered Monday to help the couple celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.
They were married three days after Charlie returned from World War Two in 1946 and have lived here in Emo most of their 65 years, raising their family of five.
Charlie and Lil always have been active in the community, especially with the Emo Legion Br. #99, Emo Curling Club, and St. George`s Anglican Church.
The cake presented at this year’s anniversary included the couple’s original cake top decoration, which also was used on a new base for their 25th, 40th, and 50th anniversaries.
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The men of the district are invited to a special presentation at the upcoming men’s breakfast meeting which will take place this Saturday (Feb. 19) beginning at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.
The speaker this month will be Dr. Daniel Klassen, PhD. who is professor emeritus in education at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. His topic for the morning will be “Learning How to Forgive.”
Klassen’s PowerPoint presentation will be about one hour in duration, followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.
All men are invited to take this opportunity to participate in this worthwhile session.
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The next “Country Jam” will take place this Friday (Feb. 18) starting at 7 p.m. at the Emo Legion.
The musicians always are looking for new participants so if anyone would like to join them, please arrive early in order to set up.
Bring a microphone and amplifier, if possible.
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Everyone is invited to celebrate Family Day on Monday, Feb. 21 at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre.
Children are encouraged to bring their parents for an afternoon of free family fun from noon-4 p.m.
There will be family skating from noon-2 p.m., followed by shinny hockey from 2-4 p.m. (helmets and gloves are mandatory).
There also will be free movies, games, and snacks.
This event is organized by the Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition, with special thanks to the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre Board for making the facility available free of charge for this event.