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Posted on: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 13:01

Seniors Bingo will be returning to the Fort Frances Senior Centre this Friday, Jan. 24. Games will run on Fridays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. for the next eight weeks.

A Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26 at St. Mary's Parish Hall beginning at noon. A minimum $5 donation will be collected, with all funds raised going equally to the High School Refuge Lunch and the soup kitchen at New Beginnings Fellowship.

The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society will be holding their annual meeting upstairs at the Barwick Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The agenda includes the election of Officers and Directors for 2020 and committee reports for 2019. Memberships for the coming year may be purchased for $10.

The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Br. 29 will be holding their monthly supper upstairs at the Legion on Friday, Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the supper are $16 per plate, and will include roaster centre cut pork loin, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, vegetables, buns, salad and pie or dessert. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Take-outs are also available by calling 274-3772.

The Fort Frances Senior Centre will be holding a special “Introduction to Bridge” learning session on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, beginning on Feb. 17. Please pre-register for the sessions by calling Cindy at 274-7656.

Join the Substance Abuse Team, the Fort Frances Lakers and the Fort Frances Muskies for a free Family Day Skate at the '52 Canadians arena from 2-4 p.m. on Feb. 17. Complimentary hot chocolate will be provided. Donations of gently used hockey skates and helmets are also being collected at the Memorial Sportsplex and “The Duke” (Couchiching Arena) so more kids have the chance to get on the ice.

The Fort Frances Public Library holds a number of weekly events for kids of all ages:

  • Tween Club Tuesdays are held every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. Join us each Tuesday afternoon for fun and informative activities geared for youth.
  • Story Time Wednesdays are held every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Read, play, and make new friends with parents, caregivers and children. This free program is filled with stories, finger rhymes and songs.
  • Baby Time Thursdays are held every Thurday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories that will make your baby smile.
  • Craft Club Saturdays are held every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Drop-in and create some wild and wacky crafts to take home! Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.

The Rainy River District Right Relations Circle meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre. New participants are always welcome. For more info, email

The Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre is opening its new exhibit “Canada: Day 1,” which tells the story of immigration to Canada. The museum will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

A TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.). TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals. First meeting is free. For more info, contact 807-577-5924.

The 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is looking for new members. They meet Monday nights now through June 11, 2020 in the arena auditorium. Ages 12-18 welcome. Registration is ongoing through the year. For more info, contact the squadron at 274-1365, or

Free yoga for adults (16+) is being offered every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Instructor is Meghan Spooner.

Genealogy research services are available at the Fort Frances Public Library. Call 807-274-9879 or email to make an appointment with local experts.