A Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship volunteer drive/info session will be held on Thursday, July 11 from 4-7 p.m. at NCDS (304 Scott St., across from the post office). Volunteers are needed for various jobs from July 14-21. Register anytime at NCDS or www.canadianbass.com. Questions? Call Jeannette at (807) 275-9229.
The next membership meeting for all Couchiching band members will be held Thursday, July 11 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Multi-Use/Rec Centre. Food and beverages provided. Enter to win a raffle prize.
Kings of None, the winners of the Rainy Lake Series Local Talent Competition, will rock the Rainy Lake Square on Thursday, July 11 from 6-8 p.m. Free concert. Bring your own chair.
Come hear the Gospel on Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12 from 7-8 p.m. at the Emo Convention Grounds (1138 Carpenter Rd.).
“Centre-Line” will be playing downstairs at the Legion on Friday, July 12 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. p.m. Attendance prizes, 50/50 draw. No cover charge for Legion members, $5 for non-members. Age of majority.
The Fort Frances Lakers golf tournament will take place on Saturday, July 13 at Heron Landing Golf Course, with a start time of 10 a.m. Cost to register is $400/team (fee includes one cart per team and meal). Prizes, including closest to the pin and a $25,000 hole-in-one prize. Contact the Heron Landing Pro Shop at 274-5678 or Wayne Strachan at 274-4383 (home), 275-7798 (cell), or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stock car racing action, featuring the “Candy Man,” goes Saturday, July 13 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first heat at 7:30 (weather permitting). Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, with those nine and under being free.
The Rainy Lake Community Orchestra will be giving a free performance at the Fort Frances Public Library on Monday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.
Gerber's Mini-Mart opens for the season on Tuesday, July 16. Drop by the Canadian Tire parking lot between 11 a.m.-6 p.m. every Tuesday-Friday for fresh fruits, vegetables, and more.
The Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship Boston Pizza boat parade will be held along the waterfront on Wednesday, July 17 starting at 5 p.m. at the wood yard and proceeding west to the hospital. Come out and cheer on the anglers!
A teen dance party, in conjunction with the FFCBC), will take place on Wednesday, July 17 from 8-11:30 p.m. under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. Music by DJ Wyatt McLeod. Admission is $5.
Get your photo with “Bobber the Bass” on July 18-20 from noon-3 p.m. each day at the Sorting Gap Marina.
Kids' face painting by “Born to Sparkle,” in conjunction with the FFCBC, will take place on July 18-20 from noon-5 p.m. each day at the Sorting Gap Marina.
The FFCBC will run from July 18-20 at the Sorting Gap Marina. Weigh-ins get underway at 3:30 p.m. on July 18 and 19, with the July 20 weigh-in starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The Fort Frances Lions will hold “Bass Tournament Bingo” on Thursday, July 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. The Lions also will be selling pull tabs throughout the bass tournament.
The “Nite-Hawk Band,” presented by the Fort Frances Lions Club, will play on Thursday, July 18 starting at 9 p.m. under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. Admission is $10.
“Railroad Daze” will run July 18-21 in the Town of Rainy River. Go to www.railroaddaze.com for a schedule of events.
The Teddy Bear Picnic will take place on Friday, July 19 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Cost is $5 per person; $2 hot dogs. Bouncy castles, “bear doctor” booth, craft and music tent, face painting, and live entertainer Adam Rosner.
The Spry Farm Petting Zoo will be at the Sorting Gap Marina from noon-4 p.m. on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20.
“Fun-Tastic Inflatables” will be down at the Sorting Gap from noon-5 p.m. on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20.
The annual “Quest for the Best” singing contest, presented by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, will be held Friday, July 19 under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the first act taking the stage at 7:30. Tickets cost $15 each and are available at Northwoods Gallery and Gifts, Causeway Insurance, and NCDS, or at the door (if there's any left).
The International Early Iron Car Club Show will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 along the riverfront.
A 3-on-3 basketball tournament, sponsored by Rainy Lake Family Dental, will take place on Saturday, July 20 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. down at the waterfront.
A roast beef dinner by Tess' Kitchen will be at the Sorting Gap Marina starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Tickets are $16 and are available at Tess' Kitchen or at the door.
JUNK FM, a '80s-2000s cover band from Minneapolis, will play under the big tent at the Sorting Gap starting at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Admission $10.
Vacation Bible School “Pioneer Days” will take place on July 22-26 from 6 6-7:30 p.m. each evening at Victory Baptist Church (across from the Alberton Township office). Free admission. Aimed at Grades 1-6. Learn Bible stories, play games, and have snacks.
A “Festival of India,” presented by the Vedic Cultural Centre-Thunder Bay and Town of Fort Frances, will take place on Monday, July 22 from 6-9 p.m. at Rainy Lake Square. Music, dancing, and food. Entrance free.
“Avengers: Infinity War” will be screened on Thursday, July 25 from 9:30 p.m.-midnight at the Rainy Lake Square. Free movie. Bring your own chair and snacks.
A come and go tea and mini-flower show will be held on Saturday, July 27 from 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library to celebrate the Fort Frances Horticultural Society's 50th anniversary.
“Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin's Ship,” the newest exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum, will run through Sept. 22. Admission fees apply: Adults $8, family $24, seniors/children six-12 $6.
Tea and scones are back every “Market Thursday” from July 4-Aug. 29. Come to the Fort Frances Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (back elevator entrance will be open), with admission being $5. (Cost doesn't include admission to exhibit.)
The Rainy Lake Market is open every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Come see your favourite vendors. If you would like a table or tent please arrive between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Questions about markets? Please call 274 9621.