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Posted on: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 13:01

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Minnesota Iron Rangers in SIJHL action today (Nov. 10) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. A Remembrance Day ceremony will be held prior to the game. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students aged 13-17, and $5 for kids aged five-12 (those under five are admitted free).

Remembrance Day services will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Fort Frances cenotaph starting at 10:56 a.m. Services also are set for Devlin (11 a.m.), Emo (11:45 a.m.), Rainy River First Nations (1:30 p.m.), Barwick (2 p.m.), and Stratton (2:30 p.m.)

“Honouring Our Veterans,” a drum social hosted by the United Native Friendship Centre, will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Couchiching multi-use facility. Doors open at 3 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Registration for Mighty Mustang Youth Wrestling will be held Monday, Nov. 13 and Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 6:15-6:45 p.m. at the Falls High School cafeteria in International Falls, with the fee being $75. Parent meeting right after both registrations end. For more info, call Jeremy Mann at 1-218-244-3622.

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Civic Centre (one day later than usual due to the Remembrance Day holiday). It will follow the committee of the whole meeting.

The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Emo Curling Club. There will be committee reports for 2017 as well as the election of officers and directors for 2018. Memberships for the coming year may be purchased for $10 each.

The Muskie boys' hockey team will open NorWOSSA regular-season action against the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:15 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for students, with those under 12 being free.

The Muskie girls' hockey team will open NorWOSSA regular-season action against the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints (Kenora) on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the '52 Canadians Arena. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for students 13-18, with those 12 and under being free.

In conjunction with “Louis Riel Day,” a flag-raising will be held Thursday, Nov. 16 at 11:15 a.m. at the Civic Centre. A lunch and program will follow at the Sunset Country Métis Hall (714 Armit Ave.) Those interested are asked to register by Nov. 14 by contacting Anne-Marie Armstrong at 274-1386 or via e-mail at annemariea@metisnation.org

“Country Meet City,” this year's musical revue presented by Fort Frances High School, will be held Nov. 16-18 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, which are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and at the door.

“Rainy River Ag Days” will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the Emo Legion. There will be guest speakers, presentations, a mini-trade show, and draws, with the door prize being a one-day fly-in fishing trip or a district flyover tour. Lunch costs $10. To R.S.V.P. your seat, call 487-2340, 275-9706, or 487-2387. You also can e-mail teeps@tbaytel.net or kimjobliss@gmail.com

Knox United Church will hold a Christmas bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There also will be a bake table and cookie walk. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for kids aged five-12 (those four and under are free).

St. John's Anglican Church will hold its Christmas tea on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 2-4 p.m. There also will be baking, meat pies, draws, and misc. items. Admission is $4/person, with kids under five free. Everyone welcome!

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser, hosted by the Fort Frances Canadians Bantam 'AA' hockey team, will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 from 4-7 p.m. upstairs at the Memorial Sports Centre. The cost is $10/plate, with advance tickets available at The Place, Taggs, and the CC Complex. They also can be purchased during the team's home tournament.

CUPE Local #65 will hold its annual retirement dinner and dance on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the local Legion. Cocktails are from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 and the dance to follow. The cost is $20 for members (reimbursed at the door) and $23 for guests. Past retirees can contact Tracy Smith (276-2042) or Bobbi Smith (276-1830) or your unit chair.

The Fine Line Art Gallery will hold its annual “Christmas Extravaganza” beginning with an open house on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info, call 274-2242 or drop by 529 Mowat Ave.

The C.W.L. of St. Mary's parish will hold its Christmas tea and bazaar on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 2-4 p.m. at St. Mary's Church. There will be crafts, silent auction, baked goods, draws, and a “kids' zone.” Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children.

The Rainycrest Auxiliary will hold its fall bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There will be a bake table, Christmas tree draw, and lucky lotto table, as well as gently-used items and gift ideas. Coffee/tea and dainties provided, with admission being a free-will offering. Everyone welcome!

“Les Filles D'esprit" will perform songs from their new holiday CD, "Frost,” on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. at the United Church in Emo (doors open at 3:15 p.m.) Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors, which are available at Meyers Clothing in Emo. CDs also will be available for purchase while Knox penny table basket tickets and Zatoun Olive Oil will be for sale.

A “community consultation,” hosted by the Northwest Training and Adjustment Board and facilitated by Mike Greaves of Fifth Hammer Marketing Group, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre. Registration is at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 5:30. Admission is free but ticket sales will close Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. (those interested in attending can register at Eventbrite).

The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 will hold a general meeting and election of officers on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Legion. All members are encouraged to attend.

Canadian fiddle champion Scott Woods presents an “Old-Time Christmas Concert” on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at Knox United Church. Tickets available at Fort Frances General Supply and Brockie's Jewellers, or by calling Bill Gushulak at 274-3891.

The annual “Community Christmas Parade" will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Reid Avenue and proceeding west along Scott Street to Mowat Avenue. This year's theme is "Christmas Candyland.” Those wishing to enter a float, or volunteer to help out, are asked to e-mail ffsanta2017@gmail.com

The Fort Frances Choraliers' Christmas cantata, this year entitled “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” is set for Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Admission is a free-will offering and there also will be a bake sale. An encore performance is slated for Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in International Falls while Rainycrest residents will be given a free concert on Dec. 17 at 1:30 p.m.

The eighth-annual “Stuff-A-Cruiser” will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Safeway, The Place, and Walmart here, Cloverleaf Grocery in Emo, and Beaver Mills Market in Rainy River. Those wishing to lend a helping hand are asked to sign up at celebratingdiversity.ca or call Jennifer Kivimaki at 274-9841.

The “Canada 150 Skating Day,” billed as a nation-wide skating party, will be held Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Memorial Sports Centre. This event is free to everyone, with more details to follow.

The annual “Polar Plunge,” organized by the Voyageur Lions Club of Fort Frances, once again will be held on New Year's Day on Sand Bay (behind La Place Rendez-Vous). For more info or to get pledge sheets, call Bill Michl at 276-1334.

“Radio Bingo,” presented by Fort Frances Girls' Hockey, is held Mondays at 7 p.m. on B•93 The Border. Buy 6-Ups for $10, with cards available at Windey's Food Market, CC Complex, Rainy Lake Sports, Maddy's Convenience, Einar's, From the Grind Up, The Place, Dev-Lynne's, and Cloverleaf.

Open studios for children and families, featuring instructor L. Hyatt, will run from 1-4 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month at the Fort Frances Museum. These drop-in sessions cost $2 per child or $5 for families. Questions? Call Sherri at 274-7891.