Saturday, September 20, 2014

Around Town

  • The Muskie football team will host the Maples Marauders in WHSFL action today (Sept. 19) at 4 p.m. at Muskie Field. Spectators welcome.
  • The Rainy River District Trappers will meet today (Sept. 19) from 7-9 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. For more info, contact president Brian Love at 599-2726 or via e-mail at bwlove@bell.net
  • Recreational badminton will run Fridays from 7-9 p.m. at Fort High starting today (Sept. 19). No pre-registration required.
  • The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thunder Bay North Stars in their SIJHL regular-season opener today (Sept. 19) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
  • The Clover Valley Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday, Sept. 20 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.
  • “Undulations,” a exhibit featuring paintings in acrylic and charcoal by Jillian Claeys, will run Sept. 20-Oct. 31 at the Pictograph Gallery in Atikokan. Meet the artist on opening day from 1-3 p.m. The gallery, located on the lower level of the Voyageur Mall, is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon-3 p.m.
  • Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Civic Centre. A public meeting re: the 2015 budget will be held first. The committee of the whole will meet beforehand at 5:30 p.m.
  • Guides (Grades 4-6) will meet Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. at Knox United Church starting Sept. 22. Pathfinders (Grades 7-9) and Rangers (Grade 10 to age 18) will meet there Mondays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Be sure to register online at girlguides.ca
  • The Fort Frances Girls’/Women’s Hockey Association will hold a second registration Monday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. A late registration fee of $40 will apply after Sept. 22. Coaches also are required for Bantam and Midget teams, as well as league convenors. For more info, e-mail Laureen Hill at ljhillont@hotmail.com
  • The Fort Frances Horticultural Society will hold its next meeting Monday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the old CN station (“Taste of the Harvest” will be the theme). The potato contest, photo contest, and nominations for the coming year also will be held.
  • The Fort Frances High School Council (consisting of parents, community, staff, and student members) will hold an information session Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the FFHS library. All interested parents are invited to attend.
  • A spaghetti supper/penny table auction, in support of Jordan Ellsmere and Leona Grandbois, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under. Tickets available in advance (call 274-2779) and at the door.
  • The Rainy River District Youth Choir (for ages seven-14) will hold registration Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church (1105 Scott St.) Registration fee is $30. For more info, call Christina Campagna (270-7865) or Heather Latter (274-5373).
  • CUPE Local 65 will hold a general membership meeting Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station).
  • The annual “Drive-thru Breakfast,” hosted by the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club, will be held Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6-9 a.m. at Tim Hortons.
  • Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will hold an open board meeting Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.
  • “Tour de Fort” will kick off its 2014-15 concert series with country singer Corb Lund on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Townshend Theatre. Passports, which cost $110 for six shows, are available at From the Grind Up or online at www.tourdefort.com
  • The annual police auction, featuring bicycles and miscellaneous items, will be held Friday, 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.
  • “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
  • 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 6 of Thursday’s Daily Bulletin and also is available at www.fortfrances.hockey.com
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • “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.
  • 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 Fort Frances Public Library is now taking registrations for its pre-school programs (“Storytime,” “Takes for 2s,” and “Babytime”). Register online or by calling 274-9879.
  • 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