Saturday, August 30, 2014

Around Town

  • Fort Frances Laker season passes and “400 Club” tickets will be on sale at the Ice For Kids Arena today (Aug. 29) from 4-8 p.m. and again Saturday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m.-noon.
  • A Labour Day weekend pancake breakfast, hosted by local MPP Sarah Campbell, will be held Saturday, Aug. 30 from 8-11 a.m. at the local Legion. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
  • The Clover Valley Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at its location on McIrvine Road, with this week featuring “Bulk Honey Day” (the cost is $5/pound and bring your own container). The market also is open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • The Daily Bulletin will not be published on Monday, Sept. 1. Happy Labour Day, everyone!
  • The Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) will hold an open meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Super 8 Motel. Lunch to follow.
  • The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Corps (Fort Frances), for ages 12-18, will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Emo Curling Club. Registration and uniforms are free. For more info, call Lt. (N) Dawn Gray at 274-5186 or Navy League president Crystal Gray 482-1229.
  • The Assisted Living Action Group (A.L.A.G.) will hold an informational meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel. This is an open meeting and the general public is invited to attend.
  • The Rainy River District School Board will hold its meeting of the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Education Centre (board office).
  • Adult league bowling starts Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at Plaza Lanes, with Club 55+ to start on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. and YBC on Sept. 6-7. Want to sign up? Call 274-6980.
  • Sorry kids but the first day of school is Wednesday, Sept. 3.
  • The Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association will hold registration Wednesday, Sept. 3 and Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. Competitive team tryouts will start Sept. 22. Coaches also are required, with those interested asked to e-mail Laureen Hill at ljhillont@hotmail.com
  • The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association will hold registration Wednesday, Sept. 3 and Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. upstairs at the Emo Arena (first-time registrants are asked to bring along their birth certificate).
  • The Cyclone Swim Club will continue registration for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre atrium. For more info, contact coach Debbie at 274-6374 or via e-mail at cycloneswimclub@gmail.com
  • The Fort Frances Aquanauts will hold registration on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 5-7 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre (new swimmers need to bring along a copy of their birth certificate). For more info, contact head coach Dawnn Taylor at 274-2008 (days) or 274-7811 (evenings), 275-7785 (cell), or via e-mail at dalaw@shaw.ca
  • The Border Skating Club will hold registration for its 2014-15 winter programs on Thursday, Sept. 4 and Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Ice For Kids conference room. For more info, contact Nicole at nicolecampbell@vianet.ca or Penny at 274-3836 or fpmccomb@sympatico.ca
  • The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Minnesota Iron Rangers and English River Miners in SIJHL pre-season action on Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6, respectively, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.
  • The annual Municipal Hazardous & Special Waste Day is set for Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Public Works yard on Wright Avenue North.
  • The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will hold a summer cattle sale Saturday, Sept. 6 starting at 9 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. For more info, contact barn manager James Gibson at 487-2731 or 271-2005 (cell), 483-5354 (sales barn), or via e-mail at kat-james@hotmail.com
  • A book launch for “A Walk Down Fairytale Lane,” written and illustrated by the late Shirley Mutz, will be held Sunday, Sept. 7 from 3-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. The public is welcome to drop in to buy a copy, have cake and coffee, and visit with the family.
  • The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary will hold a luncheon meeting Monday, Sept. 8 at noon at Hallett Hall (Rainycrest). Tickets cost $12 each, which are available at Pharmasave, Shopper’s Drug Mart, and the hospital gift shop until noon on Friday, Sept. 5. All members are welcome to attend and memberships will be available at the luncheon.
  • Muskie boys’ hockey tryouts will start Monday, Sept. 8 from 7:15-9:15 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Players are asked to be there 90 minutes prior to register and an ice-time fee of $50 will apply. Questions? Contact head coach Jamie Davis at 276-1839 or via e-mail at info@muskiehockey.ca
  • Muskie girls’ hockey tryouts will start Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 5:45-7:15 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Players are asked to be there 60 minutes prior to register and an ice-time fee of $50 will apply. For more info, contact head coach Scott Clendenning at 274-1047 or via e-mail at scott@7generations.org
  • Kids Can Sew & Fashion Design is taking registrations for the 2014-15 season (Sept. 9-April 30). Days available are Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 3:45, 5, or 6:15 p.m. To register, contact Phyllis Johnson at 275-7005 or via e-mail at crazyladiesfabrics@hotmail.com
  • “Soldiers of Song,” presented by the local Legion and Fort Frances Museum, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students and veterans/spouses, which are available at Green’s Brand Source, Fort Frances General Supply, Einar’s Foods, West End Motors, and the museum. For more info, call the Legion at 274-0129.
  • The Fort Frances Writers’ Group will meet Thursday, Sept. 11 (note the change of date) at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum (use the back door). All are welcome to attend.
  • The Frog Creek Open—for golfers with a minimum 16 handicap—will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at Kitchen Creek, featuring a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Entry fee is $50, which includes a meal and prizes. To enter, call the pro shop at 274-4653. 
  • “Postcards from the True Country,” an exhibit featuring watercolours, acrylics, oils, and Sumi-e ink, runs until Sept. 13 at the Pictograph Gallery, located on the lower level of the Voyageur Mall in Atikokan. Gallery hours are noon-3 p.m.
  • The Terry Fox Run/Walk, slated for Sunday, Sept. 14, once again will be hosted by the Church of the Holy Spirit. Pledge sheets and T-shirts (adults $20 and children $15) are available by calling 274-7074. More information to follow in the next few weeks.
  • The Fort Frances Badminton Club is now holding registration by calling Shari or Louis Bujold at 274-7410. Youth/adult sessions will go Monday and Wednesday nights at Robert Moore School starting Sept. 15, with the registration deadline being Sept. 2. Recreational badminton will run Fridays from 7-9 p.m. at Fort High starting Sept. 19 (no pre-registration required).
  • “Mining 101,” featuring New Gold project general manager Grant Goddard, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. The cost is $25 each for lunch. To register, call the RRFDC at 274-3276.
  • ENGAGE, a new network to engage those aged 20-35 to explore recreation and civic opportunities in the area, will hold its first event Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at From the Grind Up. Cost is $2.
  • A celebration to mark 100 years of the Fort Frances Courthouse will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
  • The OPP will hold a recruitment information session Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Civic Centre. No registration is required and everyone is welcome. For more info, contact St. Darryl Wilson at darryl.wilson@ontario.ca
  • The annual “Drive-thru Breakfast,” hosted by the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club, will be held Thursday, Sept. 25 starting at 6 a.m. at Tim Hortons.
  • Fort Frances Minor Hockey will hold online registration beginning Sept. 29. Go to www.fortfranceshockey.com and click on “registration.” ‘AA’ tryout fees cost $40. For more info, contact registrar Nicki Sandelovich at ffmhahockeyreg@yahoo.com
  • The second-annual “Sticks & Stones” curling/golf event will take place Oct. 3-4 at Kitchen Creek and the Fort Frances Curling Club. Cost is $60/person, which includes green fees, cart, curling, and a banquet. Further details at www.fortfrances.curlingclub.ca or by calling Dave/Barb at 274-1233.
  • The Fort Frances Lakers are in urgent need of billet homes for the 2014-15 season. For more info, call Jane (274-5228) or Mary (274-7264).
  • Fort Frances Minor Hockey is looking for house league coaches and convenors for the 2014-15 season. For more info or to sign up, contact Wayne Strachan at waynestrachan@sympatico.ca
  • The Alzheimer Society’s caregiver support group for Fort Frances and Emo will meet on the second Thursday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. at La Verendrye Hospital and the Emo Health Centre. For more info, call Rylee at 1-800-682-0245 or via e-mail Rylee@alzheimerkrr.com
  • “Tai Chi in the Park” runs Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Legion Park through to mid-September (weather permitting). Questions? Call 274-3958 and leave a message.