The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Minnesota Iron Rangers in pre-season action today (Sept. 8) at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12. Season passes also will be sold from 5-7:15 p.m.
A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Sister Kennedy Centre. A 50/50 draw will be made at 10 a.m. Admission is $6, with children five and under being $3. All are invited to attend.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board will meet Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the board office in Dryden (75 Van Horne Ave., Suite B).
“Laying Pipe in the Fight,” a unique fundraiser for breast cancer research, will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Smart Road off Highway 11, three miles west of Pinewood. There also will be a barbecue, prizes, and a penny table. Everyone is welcome to attend.
A special send-off for the Trevor Bonot rink, which will represent Canada at the world curling championships next month in Switzerland, will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 in Stratton in conjunction with a “Stratton 150" celebration. Events will include a parade, a vendor-blendor from 10 am.-5 p.m., children's activities from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. a fastball game at 2 p.m., and a mini tug-of-war tournament at 4 p.m., followed by the send-off party that will include musical entertainment at 8 p.m. and a dance at 9 p.m. There also will be a penny table, a 50/50 draw, and a raffle for an "angry moose” shirt.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, Sept. 11 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.
The Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association currently is holding online registration at www.ffgwha.com, with the season going from the last week of September through March. A pre-season development camp, for registered FFGWHA players in the Novice through Midget divisions, will run Sept. 11-14 (the cost of the camp is included in the registration fee).
The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association currently is holding online registration at emohockey.com (Visa and Mastercard accepted). A cash only registration will be held Sept. 11 and 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Emo-La Vallee Arena (a $25 late fee will apply after Sept. 14).
The Fort Frances Badminton Club is holding registration for the 2017-18 season. The youth and adult program will run Mondays and Wednesdays in the FFHS small gym starting Sept. 11 (registration deadline was Sept. 4) while recreational badminton will run Fridays from 7-9:30 p.m. at FFHS starting Sept. 22 (drop-ins welcome and no pre-registration is required). To register or for more info, contact Shari or Louis Bujold at 274-7410 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for FFYS indoor soccer will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the FFHS cafeteria. The cost is $80/player, with late registration accepted on available space.
The Fort Frances Curling Club will hold registration for the 2017-18 season on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the curling club. A brief semi-annual meeting will follow. All programs tentatively are slated to start the week of Oct. 2.
The Rainy River District School Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Atikokan High School in regards to the Student Accommodation Review on the future of the two schools in Atikokan, as well as to review the annual operational plan and negotiations.
Two local authors will visit the Fort Frances Public Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14. Current resident Dawnelee Wright will talk about her memoir, “A Better Sense of Self," while former resident J. William Galbraith will speak on his non-fiction book about former Governor General John Buchan. Signed copies of books will be available. This free event is sponsored by the "Friends of the Library.”
The Rainy Lake 150 concert series, being held at the Rainy Lake Square and sponsored by Tbaytel and “Ontario 150,” will feature Little Miss Higgins (Sept. 14), Northern Artists Night (Sept. 21), and the Daylin James Elvis Show (Sept. 28). All concerts start at 6 p.m., with admission being free.
The annual Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Public Works yard at 900 Wright Ave. If you have any questions, visit http://operations.fort-frances.com/current-events
Fall workshops at the Fort Frances Museum—for ages 12 and up—will be held Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated). The first class will be felting, with instructor J. Nelson, on Sept. 16 and 23. The cost is $16, with a maximum class size of 13. Questions? Call Sherri at 274-7891.
The 25th-annual Terry Fox Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 17 starting at the Sorting Gap Marina, with registration at 1 p.m. and the run at 2 p.m. Pledge sheets are available at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station), as well as at the Fort Frances Times, Taggs/Source for Sports, and Flint House.
NCDS will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at its office (304 Scott St.) For more info, call 274-2282 or visit www.ncds4jobs.ca
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.
The grand opening of the Rainy Lake Square is set for Thursday, Oct. 5, with events getting underway in early afternoon. Pop Vegas then will perform a free concert starting at 6 p.m.
The 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is looking for new members aged 12-18. It meets Wednesdays from 6:30-9:15 p.m. in the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium until June 13. Registration is ongoing throughout the year, and be sure to bring along your birth certificate and health card when registering. For more info, contact the squadron at 274-1365, email@example.com, or facebook.com/908AirCadets
The local writers' group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum (back door entrance will be open). Everyone is welcome to attend. Questions? Call Sherry at 274-7891.