Kenora’s Annual Dog Derby

Kenora’s Annual Dog Derby Vol. 13 No. 4by Lori Nelson One would think it safe to assume that an annual event would be held each year. Not necessarily so, at least not when it came to the annual dog derby held in Kenora. The first annual made its debut in April 1899....

Teeing Off: Golf’s Beginnings in Kenora

Teeing Off: Golf’s Beginnings in Kenora Vol. 10 No. 3by Lori Nelson While Lake of the Woods was the scene of most of the summer’s entertainment for Kenora residents and visitors in the early days, there were those who felt that boating, fishing, and swimming might not...

Horse Racing On Lake of the Woods

Horse Racing On Lake of the Woods Vol. 12 No. 1by Lori Nelson In the late 1890s and early 1900s, it was not an uncommon sight to see horse and cutter races taking place on the frozen bays around Rat Portage. Half-mile or one-mile courses were cleared on the ice,...

The Thistle Hockey Team Wins the Stanley Cup

The Thistle Hockey Team Wins the Stanley Cup by Laurie Shaw and Lori Nelson This is one game that probably has been dearer to the residents of this town than any other. With the old-timers it was almost a religion. A new Bank Manager, unfortunate man, saw no reason...

The Gold Street Toboggan and Ski Slide

The Gold Street Toboggan and Ski Slide Vol. 17 No. 4 In an area that is at once graced and cursed with a six-month winter, the philosophy of the residents has necessarily evolved from “we-can-survive-this” to “let’s-make-the-most-of-it.” Winter has become not only...
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