Residents invited to learn about Britain

Robin McCormick

The Emo/La Vallee/Chapple Health Communities Coalition is encouraging one and all to join them to “Learn About Britain.”
This afternoon event will take place next Wednesday (Sept. 22) from 1-3 p.m. in the common room at the Golden Age Manor in Emo.
This is the 14th stop as the Community Country Club “travels” the world. If you have a Country Club passport, bring it along.
There is no cost to attend, and refreshments will be served.
Everyone is welcome. For more info, call Wilma Sletmoen at 482-2211.
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The first “tour de Fort” concert of the season is set for this Saturday (Sept. 18) when Louise Pitre takes the stage at the Townshend Theatre in Fort Frances starting at 7:30 p.m.
She received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the smash hit, “Mamma Mia.”
Dubbed Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, Pitre’s career has spanned theatre, TV, and the concert stage.
She grew up in Kapuskasing, Ont., and attended the University of Western Ontario with Fort Frances residents John and Marnie Dutton.
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Another evening of enjoyment will be the performance of Jean Paul De Roover tonight (Sept. 15) at the Little Beaver Cultural Centre starting at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10, and there will be a kitchen and licensed bar open all evening.
De Roover is a solo artist but so much more. Accompanied by live looping guitars and a voice used as an instrument, this “sonic architect” builds his songs from foundation to facade before your very eyes.
His performance could lead anywhere from a capella and harmonies to rhythmic tribal beats, layered worlds of ambient rock, campfire folk songs, and anything in between.
His lyrical content can be brutally honest or lovingly truthful. But one thing is certain—the originality and creativity of his timeless performance shines through to the audience.
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Crossroads School here in Devlin will hold its first school council meeting next Tuesday (Sept. 21) starting at 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
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The annual Crossroads open house and book fair takes place Wednesday, Sept. 29.
The school then will hold its annual Terry Fox Run the following day (Sept. 30).
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The next Bingo at the Emo Legion is set for Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Doors open at 6 p.m., with the early bird game starting at 6:45.
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Cards played at the Emo Legion last Wednesday saw Gerald Bullied and Donna Sheppard take the high, with the low going to Ross Brooks and Rudy Meyers.
Joan Buttazoni won the draw.
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A reminder the Emo Legion will host the next “Country Jam” this Friday (Sept. 17).
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A seniors’ luncheon will be held at the Emo Legion tomorrow (Sept. 16) beginning at noon.
The cost is $7/plate.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Judge to Mr. Clark: “I have reviewed your case very carefully, and I’ve decided to give your wife $775 a week.”
“That’s very fair, your honour,” the husband replied. “And every now and then, I’ll try to send her a few bucks myself.”