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Posted on: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 13:01

TBT Engineering Ltd. will hold a grand opening at its engineering, environmental and legal surveys consultancy office today (Sept. 12) at 255 Scott St. (formerly Brockies Jewellers) from 3-6 p.m.

A one-stop “Sport & Club Registration Night” will take place today (Sept. 12) from 5-7 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. Sign up for over a dozen youth activities including hockey, judo, Guides, and badminton.

Distant Legacy, consisting of Brittany Strachan (Hayes), Justin Whalen, Justin Boshey, Dave Ashworth and Matt Ashworth, will perform a free concert today (Sept. 12) at the Rainy Lake Square from 6-8 p.m. They will be playing classic rock hits sure to get you dancing. Bring a chair. Boston Pizza will be providing food and drinks on-site. This concert is sponsored by TBT Engineering Ltd.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association is looking for junior and senior officials for the upcoming season. For more info, contact Matt McLellan at 271-4411. Deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 13.

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Red Lake Miners in SIJHL exhibition action on Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12. Season tickets and 400 Club tickets will be available at the game.

The “Nite Hawk Band” will play at the Legion on Friday, Sept. 13 from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. A $5 cover charge for non-members. Attendance prizes. It's also 50/50 draw night.

Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste Day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Public Works yard (900 Wright Ave.). Bring paint, oil, antifreeze, batteries, mercury, and more for proper disposal.

The Muskie boys' hockey team will host a fundraising golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 14 with a 10 a.m. tee off at Heron Landing. Entry fee is $400.00 per four person team. Register at the pro shop or call 274-5678. For more information call Muskie head coach Chris Sinclair at 271-0819.

Terry Fox Run 2019 will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15 starting at the Sorting Gap Marina, with registration at 1 p.m. and the walk/run to follow at 2 p.m. Pledge forms can be picked up at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station) or downloaded from terryfox.org.

The Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Any interested parties may attend.

The Rainy River District retired nurses will hold their annual retirement dinner on Monday, Sept. 16 at the Fort Frances Legion. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30. Cost is $25 per ticket. Tickets can be bought at Northwoods, Pharmasave, Emo Drugs, the Emo hospital, Cloverleaf Grocery, or by calling Carol (487-2512), Jean (274-2286), or Sally (274-5625). Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 9.

A new “Coffee Break" season will begin with a "welcome" breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Emo Christian Reformed Church (18 Meadow Street). Breakfast will be followed by a time of fellowship and an introduction to their first Bible study, "Discover the Sermon on the Mount,” which will begin on Sept. 25. All ladies are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend. For more information, call Jeannette at 276-2928. 

Rainy River District Victims Services Program will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. at Heron Landing Golf Course.

The next 2020 Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Jr. 'A' Championship committee meeting is on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel.

An appreciation BBQ, hosted by the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2-5 p.m. at the Emo fairgrounds. There's an open invitation to everyone that has supported the fair—financially or through volunteering—to attend.

Alberton Fall Fun Day will be held on Sunday. Sept. 22 starting at 3 p.m. at Millennium Park on Hill Road in Alberton Township. The free family event will feature fun activities for kids, including a visit by the Alberton Volunteer Fire Dept. and Sparky. There also will be a potluck dinner organized by the Alberton Recreation Committee. Please bring a favourite dish and share (no peanuts, please). The Rec Committee will provide plates, utensils and light beverages.

CUPE Local 65 will hold its general membership meeting and a special meeting to vote on bylaw amendments on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring roast beef—on Friday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $16/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772. Bring a friend!

Guthrie United Church in Devlin will hold its annual “Harvest Supper” on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall.

“Orange Shirt Day," an event to honour the children who survived the Indian residential schools and remember those who didn't, will be observed on Monday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the UNFC Circle of Life Centre (616 Mowat Ave.). A history of "Orange Shirt Day" and a reading of "Phyllis' Story: The Original Orange Shirt” will be held there, along with a lunch and fellowship. Everyone welcome. Need a ride? Call Karen Chowan or Tanya Hunter-Foy at 274-8541.

Northern Lights School of Skating is taking registrations for the upcoming season. Online registration is available at www.nlskating.com. Follow them on Facebook. For more info, contact director/owner Ashley Cumming at 807-276-1446 or coach.ashleycumming@gmail.com

The Border Skating Club is taking registrations for the upcoming season. Online registration is available at www.borderskatingclub.com/registration.

The Valley Adult Learning Association is holding free fall courses on training in digital technology, healthy communication strategies, and GED preparation support starting the week of Oct. 1. Class sizes are limited. For more info or to register, call 274-3553 or visit www.vala.ca

The Fort Frances Badminton Club is taking registrations for its recreational badminton which starts Oct. 4. To register or for more info, contact Shari or Louis Bujold at 274-7410 or via e-mail at slbujold@gmail.com

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, 908aircadets@gmail.com or facebook.com/908AirCadets.

“Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin's Ship,” the newest exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum, will run through Sept. 29. Admission fees apply: Adults $8, family $24, seniors/children six-12 $6.

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