Thursday, October 2, 2014

Around Town

  • The Legion Ladies Auxiliary will host a pork cutlet supper today (Sept. 26) starting at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $15/person and everyone is welcome.
  • The annual police auction, featuring bicycles and miscellaneous items, will be held today (Sept. 26) at 6 p.m. at the OPP detachment parking lot (viewing will begin at 5:45 p.m.) All sales final, cash only, and all items sold as is.
  • A junior Level 1 and 2 hockey refereeing clinic will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Memorial Sports Centre. For more info, contact FFMHA referee-in-chief Pete LeDrew via e-mail at ledrew1@vianet.ca
  • LaBelle’s “Fall Bass Classic” will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The entry fee is $300 and 30 teams will be accepted. Drop off entries at LaBelle’s Birch Point Camp or Badiuk Equipment. For more info, call 486-3345.
  • The Clover Valley Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at its location on McIrvine Road. The market also is open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • “Monroe Crossing” will kick off the 2014-15 Backus Community Center performing arts series on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Backus Auditorium in International Falls. Season tickets cost $45 for adults, $10 for students, and $95 for families, with single admission being $12, $6, and $25, respectively. Tickets available at Betty’s here, as well as City Drug and the Backus office in the Falls, or online at www.backusab.org
  • The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thunder Bay North Stars in SIJHL action Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
  • The St. Mary’s youth groups will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Sunday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the parish hall or after the weekend masses.
  • 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 Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association will hold evaluations Sept. 29-Oct. 11 (all divisions). The complete schedule is listed on page 7 of Thursday’s Daily Bulletin and also is available at www.fortfrances.hockey.com
  • The Emo Centennial Choir will begin rehearsals for its Christmas performance on Monday, Sept. 29 at the Christian Reformed Church. Registration runs from 6:45-7 p.m., with the rehearsal to follow from 7-8:30. The fee is $35 to cover the cost of the music.
  • A “New You” boot camp, a free 10-week program, will run Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. starting Sept. 30 at the Métis Hall (714 Armit Ave.) To register, call Janice Neurinski at 274-3131 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. by Sept. 24.
  • A participatory song-making workshop, entitled “Let’s Make a Song From This Place We Call Home” and led by Tina Pearson, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 7-10 p.m. at From the Grind Up (122 Scott St.) Cost is by donation. For more info, call 270-5282 or e-mail pearstina@gmail.com
  • The local Celiac and gluten intolerant group will hold a get-together Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in Room 164 at Fort Frances High School. For more info, call Dolores (274-0797) or Gemma (274-9592).
  • The annual fall harvest celebrations, hosted by the Seven Generations Education Institute, will run Oct. 1-2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nanicost grounds. The public is welcome to watch what the Grade 4-8 students are learning.
  • The Rainycrest Auxiliary will hold its annual fall tea Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 2-3:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of coffee/tea, sandwiches, dainties, a bake sale, prizes, and fellowship. Admission is $4.
  • A book launch for “Anna and Her Children,” written by local centenarian Frances Shelfantook, will be held Thursday, Oct. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at Rainycrest. Copies also will be available at Betty’s, the Fort Frances Public Library, and Ronning’s (International Falls) after that date.
  • The Muskie football team will host the College Lorette Collegiate Scorpions in their annual Homecoming game Friday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. at Muskie Field. Spectators welcome. Local businesses also are asked to decorate their windows in support.
  • Chapple Heritage will hold its annual fall supper (with this year’s theme being the “Roaring Twenties”) on Friday, Oct. 3 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Barwick Hall. Tickets cost $15 each, which are available from committee members or by calling 487-2655 (tickets will not be sold at the door).
  • 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 second-annual “Steps Against Stigma” 1K and 5K walk/run, sponsored by the Fort Frances branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association in honour of Mental Illness Awareness Week, will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 starting at the Sorting Gap Marina. Late registration is at 8:30 a.m., with the 1K walk/run at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K walk/run at 10 a.m. The fee is $10 and there will be door prizes (adult and child). Registration forms available at www.cmhaff.ca and Energy Fitness. For more info, contact Christina Hahkala at 274-2347 ext. 214 or chahkala@cmhaff.ca or Kristi Albright at 274-2347 ext. 203 or kalbright@cmhaff.ca
  • A fall cattle sale, hosted by the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association, will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 starting at 9 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn (sale broadcast live online with DLMS). For more info, contact sales barn manager James Gibson at 487-2731, 271-2005 (cell), or 483-5354 (sales barn) or via e-mail at kat-james2@hotmail.com
  • The Fort Frances Fire and Rescue Service will be at Canadian Tire on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for “Fall Fire Safety Day.” Firefighters will be on hand to provide info and answer questions.
  • The “Walk for Memories,” organized by the local Alzheimer’s Society, will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 from 1-3 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship. For more info or to register, call 1-800-682-0245 or visit www.alzheimer.ca/krr
  • Chocolatey mint Girl Guide cookies are here! All Fort Frances groups will be out selling around town on Monday, Oct. 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cookies are nut-free and sell for $5/box.
  • “Parents’ Night” will be held Thursday, Oct. 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Fort Frances High School. Progress reports will be issued to students on Wednesday, Oct. 8.
  • “Oktoberfest,” a dinner/celebration organized by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday, Oct. 10 at the Legion. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner being served at 6:30. Tickets cost $25 each, which are available at Betty’s, From the Grind Up, and the Chamber office (upstairs at the credit union) until Friday, Oct. 3.
  • The Rainy River District Victim Services Program will host its eighth-annual general meeting Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Everyone welcome.
  • A blood donor clinic will run Monday, Oct. 27 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. and again Tuesday, Oct. 28 from noon-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. at Fort Frances High School. Book an appointment online at www.blood.ca or by calling 1-888-2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
  • The Kenora District Camp Owners Association's Annual Fall Meeting will be held at Evergreen Lodge on Eagle Lake Wednesday, Oct.1. It will be a joint meeting with the North Western Ontario Tourism Association. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. with coffee and conversation. Meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. The group is Northwestern Ontario's local tourism lobby association focusing on tourism issues in the local areaThey encourage any resorts and businesses concerned with tourism to attend the meeting and become informed about the latest issues in the industry. A tentative meeting agenda is posted on their web site www.kdca.ca in the news section.