Kyle Lincez, The Northern Times


Porcupine Health Unit to host Senior Health Fair

Seniors in Kapuskasing will have the opportunity to get a flu shot and receive information on the various services and programs offered in the community for them on Oct. 24 at the Civic Centre as the Porcupine Health Unit hosts a Senior Health Fair.

A fashionable fundraiser

Residents of Kapuskasing and surrounding area are being invited to take part in an evening of fashion, jewelry and more as Blooming Bouquet Flowers and Gift Shop will be hosting the Dress for a Cause fashion show fundraiser on Oct. 19.

Event organizer and participant Maxime Boudreault lifts a barbell during one of the events of the professional Strongman competition during the Northern Strongest Man weekend event held in Kapuskasing Oct.13 to the 15.

Kap hosts Northern Strongest Man competition for charity

Kapuskasing was host to a number of professional and semi-pro athletes over the weekend, as the community was host to the Northern Strongest Man competition on Oct. 13-15 at the Nikan Mino Fitness Centre.

Driving for Kap's Students

Students from École publique Le Coeur Du Nord were the recipients of $10,000 following this year's annual Buick Drive For Your Students fundraiser held on Oct.4.

The Kapuskasing Breastfeeding Coalition held its 13th annual Breastfeeding Challenge on Sept.30. The challenge is designed to encouraged breastfeeding among mothers of infants.

Kapuskasing celebrates Breastfeeding Week

KAPUSKASING: The Kapuskasing Breastfeeding Coalition expanded its array of activities for the Kapuskasing community during the week of Oct 1-6 as the group celebrated World Breastfeeding Week.

Green TK continues to help beautify Kapuskasing

KAPUSKASING – Work continues to help beautify Kapuskasing through the introduction of new trees and greenery as the GREEN TK (Growing Roots for Each and Every Northerner - Trees Kapuskasing) helped plant trees in the community.

Youth participating in one of the various activity tables set up outside of the Kapuskasing Friendship Centre on Sept.30 as part of the first annual Orange Shirt Day activities.

Kap Friendship Centre hosts first Orange Shirt Day

KAPUSKASING - The Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Centre recognized Orange Shirt Day on Sept.30 by hosting an afternoon barbecue event with a variety of activities and games for children.

“Take Back the Night”

KAPUSKASING - Members of Kapuskasing braved the weather and came together last Friday night in order to participate in the annual “Take Back the Night” walk hosted by Habitat Interlude and poised to raise awareness and protest violence and sexual violence against women.

Noted fundraiser Stella Arezza poses for a photo during the run. This year Stella broke personal records and raised over $3,000 to bring her total funds raised over the years to $61,000.

Kap braves weather to run for hope

KAPUSKASING - The annual Terry Fox Run took place on Sept. 17 with dozens of community members braving the fierce rains and cold chill in order to participate.

Kapuskasing mayor Alan Spacek was joined by Sensenbrenner Hospital and Sensenbrenner Hospital Auxiliary representatives to officially cut the ribbon on the Auxiliary’s 50th Annual Hey Day.

“Hey Day” sale marks event's 50th anniversary

KAPUSKASING - Kapuskasing's annual super sale fundraiser, organized by the Sensenbrenner Hospital Auxiliary, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year with the event taking place on Sept. 14 and 15 at the Curling Club.

apuskasing dancer Neve Raymond was awarded with two scholarships following her successes earlier this summer at the Canadian Dance Expo.

Kap Dancer honoured with scholarships

One of Kapuskasing's Kap Dance Project (KDP) dancers was honoured earlier during the summer with two scholarships at the Canadian Dance Expo (CDX) taking place in Mississauga.

Members of the Val Horizons program pose with David Guay of the Kapuskasing Golf Club. The program allowed youth from Val Rita the opportunity to be introduced to golf this summer.

Exploring new horizons

Youth from Val Rita had the opportunity to try something new this summer, as a new community program provided them with chance to learn and play golf with the Kapuskasing Golf Course's junior program.

Lorraine Peters assisting Nicolas Ethier in making the perfect throw.

Bringing Youth Bowling Back

Kapuskasing will soon be seeing a renewed Youth Bowling Club as recognized bowling coach Lorraine Peters will be returning to lend her skills to teaching the youth the sport.

Former Experimental Farm employee Laurier Guillemette and current demonstration farm lessee Andrew Gordanier officially open the festivities.

Coming up: Fall Fair

Kapuskasing's Demonstration Farm will be the place to be on Sept. 9, as the community gathers to celebrate the turning of the season through this year's Fall Fair hosted by Les Événements sans Frontière.

MPP of Parry Sound and Muskoka, and PC Critic for Northern Development and Mines and Natural Resources and Forestry, Norm Miller visited Hearst and Kapuskasing last week in order to hear directly from representatives of the forestry industry, businesses, and municipalities about their concerns.

PC Critic MPP Norm Miller visits Hearst and Kapuskasing

Member of Provincial Parliament for Parry Sound and Muskoka, and PC Critic for Northern Development and Mines and Natural Resources and Forestry Norm Miller toured Northern Ontario earlier last week in order to hear from the communities before the PC Caucus meeting.