Sign up now for mini-royalty contest

By Robin McCormick
Devlin correspondent

The Rainy River District Fall Fair Will once again have a mini-king and queen contest.
This year, it will take place on Aug. 15 upstairs of the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre at 6:30 p.m.
To register a youth, call Mary at 487-1105. There is no cost to attend this event.
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Cornell Farms will be hosting a barn concert on Aug. 7 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Suzie Vinnick will perform. Suzie is a performer with a voice that will entertain us along with her guitar performance.
She has been a three times nominee for the Juno’s, 10-time winner of Maple Blues for song writing, female vocalist, acoustic act and more.
Suzie has performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf, plus was the voice for Tim Hortons for five years
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased at the Fort Frances Public Library, Tompkins Hardware, Lidkea Optometry or electrically at
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The Emo Legion will not be having its “Beer and Burger” on Friday nights for the month of August.
This will resume in September.
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A happy 80th birthday to Eileen Bragg who was honoured with a birthday party on the weekend.
This took place at the home of Dan and Cheryl Bragg.
Also, a belated happy 75th birthday to Dan Wilson. Dan turned 75 earlier this month.
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Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Leon Swires. He was a long-time Devlin resident.
He always had a genuine smile and a hello for everyone. He will be missed by many.
There will be a come and go gathering at the home of Greg Swire and Stacy LaBelle from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2.
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Robin’s 2¢
A “practiced” drinker went to the liquor store and bought a bottle of scotch, on his bike.
He put the bottle in his bike basket. As he was about to leave, he thought to himself that if he fell off his bike, the bottle would break before he got home.
So he drank the bottle of scotch before he cycled home.
It turned out to be a very good idea, because he fell off his bike seven times on his way home.

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Sign up now for mini-royalty contest


The 2019 Mini-King and Mini-Queen once again will be crowned here on Canada Day.
Registration is now open for this year’s contest, which will take place on the “Fun in the Sun” stage at Point Park on the afternoon of July 1.
Organizer Melissa Gushulak noted the contest is open to boys and girls aged four-seven (as of July 1).
They can be residents of any district community, not just Fort Frances.
She will accept five boys and five girls for the contest.
There is a $5 registration fee to enter but each contestant will get a goodie bag filled with prizes.
To register, call Gushulak at 275-8526 or contact her via Facebook.
The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. next Wednesday (June 19).
As in past years, each child will be asked a few basic questions (i.e., their age, where they go to school, names of pets, their favourite activities, etc.), with judges choosing the winners.
The mini-king and mini-queen will receive a crown, banner, and a prize in addition to the goodie bag all the contestants receive.
The pair also will have the honour of taking part in parades and other special events throughout the year, although the level of participation is entirely up to their parents, Gushulak noted.
Closer to Canada Day, Gushulak will know more details about the event, such as the exact time.