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Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 13:01

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in SIJHL action on Friday, March 16 before concluding their regular-season schedule against the Thief River Falls Norskies on Saturday, March 17. Both games go at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena, with admission for each one being $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for those aged 12 and under.

A St. Patrick's Day “Baked Potato Bar” fundraiser dinner will be held Saturday, March 17 from 5-7 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.) Admission is a free-will offering for local outreach projects.

The Fort Frances Sportsmen's Club will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, March 19 from 6-8 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The public is invited to attend.

“Living life to the full,” presented by the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, is a series of eight 90-minute sessions that will run every Tuesday from March 20-May 8 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the CMHA boardroom (612 Portage Ave.) The fee is $25 and pre-registration is required by calling 274-2347 ext. 201 (the first 10 paid registrants accepted).

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next regular meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the board office next to St. Francis School.

The Fort Frances Curling Club is hosting the OFSAA boys' and girls' curling championships, with action getting underway Wednesday, March 21 at 7:45 a.m. The quarter-finals are slated for Friday, March 23 at 5 and 8 p.m., with the semi-finals going Saturday, March 24 at 9:15 a.m., followed by the gold- and bronze-medal matches at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free but window seats are available for $50 each.

The annual fundraiser book sale at Revco Carpet runs March 21-23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m.-noon. The public can drop by the store (950 Fifth St. W.), fill a bag with books, and then make a donation. Proceeds will go to support the Borderland Judo Club, the Muskie track-and-field team, and the local Alzheimer's Society.

The 2018 Bridal Show, presented by Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, is set for Wednesday, March 21 from 6-8 p.m. Pre-register by calling 274-9224.

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting on Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at the Emo Health Centre.

“Substance Awareness and Pathways to Healing,” a three-day conference hosted by Riverside Health Care and the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board, will take place March 26-27 at the Copper River Inn and again on March 29 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Evening sessions on March 27 and March 29, which start at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively, will be open to the public.

A four-part Family Mental Health Recovery Series will be held from 2-4 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month from March 28-June 27 in the boardroom at the local CMHA office (612 Portage Ave.) For more info, contact Donna Bohler at 274-2347 ext. 213 or via e-mail at

The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary will hold an Easter “lobby sale” on Thursday, March 29 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

A seniors' Bingo, sponsored by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, is held at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) on Fridays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The cost is $2 per card, with the jackpot game being $1 per card.