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  • We have been asked to provide a photograph and some information about the bridge artwork in preparation for the Community Conversation which will be taking place at the Lake of the Woods Museum on March 20 @ 7 pm. 
What we are providing here is just a brief note. For more information about the research that has been done, please plan to attend on March 20. 
The current bridge over the western outlet of the Winnipeg River is the third bridge spanning the waterway that connects Tunnel Island with the mainland to the west. The first was built upon a rollerway dam which had been built in 1887 to address lake levels. The floating bridge was constructed a year later. This bridge was eventually replaced around 1899 with a Parker truss bridge that allowed for single-lane traffic only. It was another 50 years before that bridge was replaced with the one that is there now. 
On June 16, 1949 the bridge, which was under construction for 11 months, was opened for traffic. Four concrete pillars, two each on the east and the west approaches, formed a gateway onto the bridge. Each pillar was adorned with metal art depicting an Aboriginal hunter with bow and arrow or another spearing a fish from a canoe. When repair work was done on the bridge in 1997 the pillars and the accompanying artwork were removed and put into storage. They went missing for many years and were returned to the City in 2018.  #cityofkenora
  • Official announcement on March 13th by MPP Greg Rickford! 
The City of Kenora and the Kenora Pickleball Club received $73,000 in funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to enhance the pickleball courts at Garrow Park. 
Recognizing the importance of  community projects, partnerships, support and belief in a dream were the themes mentioned by the speakers:
Judy Underwood on behalf of the Kenora Pickleball Club, Adam Smith, City of Kenora, and Mayor Dan Reynard - not to mention a few new pickleball club members may have been recruited! 
@ontrillium #ONTrillium
@greg.rickford 
@kenorareccentre @tourismkenora 
#communityprojects #recreation #pickleball #partnerships
  • It’s a monumental day for Kenora as Henry Wall, KDSB CEO, opens the 24/7 Service Hub today, thanking partners who have worked to open the shelter.  #cityofkenora #247service #emergencyshelter
  • You are invited to a presentation by Anhart Community Housing and BUILD Kenora on March 14 at 8:30 a.m., Kenora Rec Centre. RSVP to Eventbrite: https://housingconvo.eventbrite.ca 
#cityofkenora #affordablehousing #socialenterprise
  • Interested in arts?  We’re hiring an Art Centre Programmer.  Check the qualifications, apply by noon on March 22, 2019. 
#cityofkenora #choosekenora #artcentrejobs #artcentreprogrammer #workforyourmuseum
  • We're looking for someone to take on a full-time, temp position as the Transfer Site Attendant for one year.  Check the qualifications and apply by noon on March 14, 2019. 
Kenora.ca / Jobs
#cityofkenora #choosekenora #workforyourcity #tempjobs
  • See you at Frozen Fiesta!!! ...
#repost 
#thosearepartyhats
#bringyoursombrero
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Our Special Events Coordinators have been hard at work! Make your way down to the Whitecap tonight to kickoff the Frozen Fiesta Winter Carnival weekend; it's a party in the snow! 
#kenora #frozenfiesta #wintercarnival2019 #whitecap #winter
  • Apply NOW for Summer Student positions! ☀️ Summer Labourers ☀️ By-Law Enforcement Students ☀️ Transfer Site Student Labourers
☀️ Kenora Recreation Centre Summer Camp Counsellors
☀️ Lake of the Woods Museum Summer Students
☀️ Tourism Counsellors
☀️ GIS Summer Students ✅Submit a cover letter, resume, and City Application form - all three pieces are required.
✅If applying for more than one position, you must submit separate applications for each.
✅Applicants must be a full-time student in the 2018-19 school year at a secondary school, College, University or other educational institution and be returning to school full-time for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Go to Kenora.ca / Jobs for the application and how to apply! 
#cityofkenora #choosekenora #summerstudentjobs #workforyourcity
  • Join us for ‘A Community Conversation about the Bridge Art Pieces’ • March 20
• 7 pm • Lake of the Woods Museum 
RSVP by March 13 to communications@kenora.ca 
#cityofkenora #heritageartpieces #communityengagement

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Episode 1 – Lake of the Woods; History by Water

Episode 2 – Lake of the Woods; Eastern Shores