Kyle Lincez, The Northern Times


Les Boys Sports Excellence hosted a Reindeer Run earlier in December in order to raise funds, food, and gifts for the Food Bank in preparation for the holidays.

Reindeer Run raises funds for Food Bank

KAPUSKASING - Les Boys Sports Excellence raised $490, and a truck filled with food and gifts for the Kapuskasing Food Bank earlier in December through their first annual Reindeer Run hosted on Dec. 9.

EMS and NEOFACS partner for Toy Drive

KAPUSKASING - The North Eastern Ontario Family and Children's Services (NEOFACS) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) partnered on Dec.9 for their annual toy drive outside of Canadian Tire at the Model City Mall.

The South Rink at the Sports Palace was filled with skaters enjoying the day.

Kap Figure Skating hosts Canada 150 Free Skate

KAPUSKASING – The Kapuskasing Figure Skating Club (KFSC) hosted one of the final Canada 150 events of the year on Dec. 10 with the Canada 150 Skating Day free skate hosted on the South Rink at the Sports Palace.

The players for Team OPP and Team KDHS/Echo pose for a photo following the game's finish.

OPP teams up with local schools to raise money for United Way

KAPUSKASING – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) challenged students from Cité des Jeunes, the Kapuskasing District High School (KDHS) and Echo du Nord on Dec.4 to games of volleyball in order to raise funds for United Way.

Le Groupe SONnord and le choeur La Borée performed a variety of Christmas music during the annual Christmas Concert hosted on Dec.8.

The sounds of the season…

KAPUSKASING - The T.K. Jewell Auditorium at the Kapuskasing District High School was packed on Dec.8 as Le Choeur La Borée and Le Groupe SONnord and La Borée hosted their annual Christmas Concert.

Coming up: Festival of Lights

KAPUSKASING – Riverside Park in Kapuskasing is set to light up on Dec. 3 as the town will hold its annual Festival of Lights to celebrate the winter season.

As part of a volunteer program, four employees of Union Gas volunteered their time alongside members of the Food Bank on Nov.8 to help sort and organize 4,000 lbs of food brought in from the Annual Kapuskasing Fire Department & Kapuskasing Minor Hockey Association Food Drive held earlier in the week.

Kap Food Bank thrilled with community generosity

KAPUSKASING - It has been a fulfilling week for the Kapuskasing Food Bank as it received a combined total of 5,000 lbs. of food and over $4,000 in donations split between the Annual Kapuskasing Fire Department & Kapuskasing Minor Hockey Association Food Drive, the Zombie Walk and Dance, and the Union Gas Helping Hands in Action program.

Canadian Tire in Kapuskasing was awarded Best Christmas Store(Small) at the Canadian Tire Dealer convention held earlier in the year for its Christmas display in 2016.

Canadian Tire receives Best Christmas Store award

KAPUSKASING: Canadian Tire in Kapuskasing was awarded Best Christmas Store (Small) at the annual Canadian Tire Dealer convention earlier this year for its Christmas display.

Finding Funders at the Forum

KAPUSKASING – The Kapuskasing and District Chamber of Commerce (KDCC) in partnership with the Town of Kapuskasing held a Funder's Forum on Nov. 2 at the Civic Centre.

Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Centre Executive Director Jack Solomon poses for a photo during the Centre's Open House held on Nov. 2.

Kap Friendship Centre hosts open house

KAPUSKASING - The Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Centre invited members of the community and local agencies to stop by on Nov. 2 to take part in an open house evening.

he Porcupine Health Unit hosted a Senior Health Fair on Oct.24. The event, taking place at the Civic Centre in Kapuskasing, featured a variety of representatives of different services and programs available for seniors in the community.

Senior Health Fair provides host of information to older adults

KAPUSKASING - The Porcupine Health Unit in Kapuskasing hosted a Senior Health Fair on Oct. 24 that provided seniors access to a variety of booths and displays featuring information on a variety of different services and programs on-hand in the area.

Gary and Candice Fortin talking with a potential customer during Cabin Fever's Ski-Doo open house event held on Oct.28.

Cabin Fever hosts Ski-Doo open house

KAPUSKASING – Those in Kapuskasing had an opportunity to get better prepared for the upcoming winter season on Oct. 28 as Cabin Fever Motorsports and Marine held a Ski-Doo open house showcasing the latest in snowmobiles, clothing, and accessories.