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

“The Big Gay Mexican Mardi Gras,” presented by Borderland Pride, is set for Thursday, Feb. 15 from 7-10 p.m. at Barajas Mexican Grill in Internationals Falls (1323 3rd St.) This is an all-ages event, with admission being free. Questions can be directed via e-mail to borderlandpride@gmail.com or find Borderland Pride on Facebook.

Canada Purple Shield is offering a free lunch, along with information on pre-planning your funeral arrangements, on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Emo (123 Jessie St.) Limited space available. Call 1-800-661-8959 to reserve your seat.

The FMG Ice Dragons Challenge, hosted by the International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club, will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 from 3-9 p.m. on the ice by La Place Rendez-Vous. The course is 200 metres long and there will be three divisions: men's, women's, and mixed. There are 10 people per team (ages 12+) and the registration fee is $500/team. Register as a team or individual before Feb. 9. For more info or to sign up, e-mail dragonboatff@gmail.com or visit www.boundarywatersdragonboat.com

The fourth-annual John Gibbins Memorial Family Day Fish Derby will be held Monday, Feb. 19 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. from the government dock in Morson. Minnows available on-site. The adult entry fee is $35 prior to 4 p.m. on Feb. 17 and $40 on the day of the event, with it being $5 for kids and $10 for extra holes (two-hole limit). Proceeds to the Pegamigaabo Elementary School. For more info, contact Tamara Gibbins (271-1486), Jazz Comegan (204-918-6134), or Pegamigaabo School (488-5916).

The Stratton “Best Start” Hub will hold Family Day fun on Monday, Feb. 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Stratton rec centre. Free lunch and activities are scheduled. For more info, call Debbie Spence at 483-5319.

A soapstone carving family workshop will be held Monday, Feb. 19 (Family Day) at the Fort Frances Public Library. Sign up for either a morning session (10:30 a.m.-noon) or afternoon session (1:30-3 p.m.) at www.ffpltc.ca. The cost is $5/person and you must register each child.

The Daily Bulletin will not be published on Monday, Feb. 19. Have a happy Family Day, everyone!

The Rainy River District Right Relations Circle will hold a screening of the documentary, “Colonization Road,” followed by a panel discussion, on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring lasagna, Caesar salad, and all the fixings—on Friday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $16/person and a 50/50 draw also will be held. Take-outs available by calling 274-3772.

Borderland Soccer will hold its annual general meeting on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Several executive positions are available. All are welcome, with team reps (or someone from each team) strongly encouraged to attend.

An opening reception for “Reflections of Realism,” a new exhibit by Cher Pruys, will be held Thursday, March 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. The exhibit of her photorealistic paintings will be displayed on the main floor of the museum through March and April.

The 36th-annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival will run March 2-4 at the Nestor Falls Community Hall. For more info, call Pam at 484-2103 or check out the carnival's Facebook page.

“SnOasis 6: Your Winter Fix" is slated for Saturday, March 3 from noon-2 p.m. at the new Rainy Lake Square on Scott Street. Come on by for children's games, hot chocolate, "auger” dogs, bannock on a stick, and more. This is a free family event sponsored by the Friends of the Museum. New Fort Frances Museum campfire mugs also will on sale for an introductory price of $15 each.

The Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association is now accepting applications for competitive team coaches (Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget divisions) for the 2018-19 season. Applications are available at www.ffgwha.com and you can submit your application via e-mail to info@ffgwha.com, with the deadline for submissions being Monday, March 5. For more info, contact info@ffgwha.com

“The Copper Capper Kitchen Party with Pretty Archie,” presented by Tour de Fort and the Copper River Inn, will be held Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. in the Copper River Inn ballroom. Tickets cost $20 each, which are available at the Copper River Inn and Curvy Chick. For more info, visit www.tourdefort.com

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.