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Posted on: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 13:01

The annual “Relay for Life” will be held Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. A survivors' ceremony is set to run from noon-2 p.m.

Stock car racing goes Saturday, June 24 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first race at 7:30 (weather permitting).

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, June 26 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m.

Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the La Verendrye General Hospital cafeteria.

A cursive writing contest, for Grades 4-8, will be held Wednesday, June 28 at 5 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. Entrants will write out “O Canada,” with prizes awarded for the best writers. Just show up or pre-register by calling Cynthia at 274-3384.

CUPE Local 65 will hold a general membership meeting Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station).

“Mall Day” will be held Thursday, June 29 starting at 10 a.m. in downtown Fort Frances. See next Wednesday's Times for more details.

The annual “Teddy Bear Picnic” will be held Friday, June 30 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. There will be games, music, a magic show, and more. Tickets cost $5 each, which are available at the library, while hotdogs will be sold for $2. Don't forget your picnic blanket and teddy bear!

The Community Income Tax Program at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station) has concluded. Those who have not picked up their tax records can do so there Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. Records will be held until June 30, after which they will be destroyed for privacy reasons. This includes records of past years, as well.

A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, July 1 from 7-9:30 a.m. upstairs at the Legion. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for kids five and under. Everyone is welcome!

The annual Canada Day parade will be held Saturday, July 1 starting at 11 a.m. at the Sorting Gap Marina (parade lineup starts at 10 a.m.) The parade will move along Front Street to Armit Avenue, head north to Church Street, and then turn west before ending at the Legion.

The Fort Frances launch of “Stories Best Left Untold,” a memoir by former resident Gord Mackintosh, will be held Monday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Signed copies will be available for $30 each.

“Fore! The Memories”—a charity golf tournament hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts—will be held Friday, July 7 at Kitchen Creek. Tee-off is at 1 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. The entry fee is $100/golfer, which includes golf fees and cart, dinner, and a $40 tax receipt. To register, call 1-800-682-0245 or e-mail

A brainstorming session to explore holding a “Pride” celebration in the Fort/Falls area in 2018 will be held Wednesday, July 12 at 7 p.m. at Knox United Church. Those interested can contact the organizing committee with questions/suggestions via e-mail at

The “Lions Legacy" golf tournament, featuring a four-person, best-ball format, will be held Saturday, July 29 starting at 9 a.m. at Kitchen Creek. There's a chance to win a car with a hole-in-one, as well as putting, driving, and other fun contests. The entry fee is $100/person or $400/team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and supper. All proceeds to go to district charities like KidSport, Special Olympics, the "Community Chest,” and the Emo and District Medical Fund. To register, contact David Beach (276-0464 or, Bill Michl (276-1334 or, or Joanne Ogden (271-0941 or

The Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Tickets are available at Taggs Source for Sports, by calling Barb Ogden at 274-5195, or via e-mail at

“Market Thursdays” take place each Thursday on the 200 block of Scott Street. It features locally-grown veggies, baking, crafts, and more. To book a table, contact Betty's (274-9565).