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Posted on: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 13:01

Motocross racing will be held June 17-18 at the EMX track located northwest of Emo (weather permitting). Rider registration is from 7-9 a.m., with practice from 9-11 a.m. and then the first race at 11 a.m. each day. A canteen also will be available. Admission is $10, with kids four and under being free. For more info, visit

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next meeting Saturday, June 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's School in Atikokan.

A zumba fundraiser, in support of Fun in the Sun, will be held Saturday, June 17 at 4 p.m. (meet at the Point Park office). The fee is $10/person in advance or $12 at the “door.”

Stock car racing goes Saturday, June 17 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first race at 7:30 (weather permitting).

The Bontrager Family Singers, featuring hymns, praise songs, southern Gospel, and more, will perform Sunday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Fort Frances Nursery School, for children aged one-six, will hold an early registration for Fall, 2017 on Monday, June 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. upstairs at Knox United Church. Bring along your child's immunization record. For more info, call 274-5653.

The Rainy Lake Plaza, located at 540 King's Highway, will host an open house Monday, June 19 from 3-7 p.m. Two units are available there for lease. Refreshments served. For more info, call 1-250-300-7380.

A benefit dinner for Wanda Norton's medical fund, featuring spaghetti, all the fixings, and dessert, will be held Monday, June 19 from 4:30-7 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. There also will be a penny table, 50/50 draw, bake sale, and raffle. Tickets cost $15 each, which are available at the Vous and CC Complex. A GoFundMe page also has been set up at

“A Journey Beyond Talk,” sponsored by the local Right Relations Group and featuring speakers Shaun Loney and Robert Horton, will be held Monday, June 19 at the Sunset Country Métis Hall (714 Armit Ave.) A feast is at 5:30 p.m., followed by the sessions at 6:30.

The Rainy River District School Board will hold a special meeting Monday, June 19 to discuss the 2017-18 budget. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting at 7 p.m. at Atikokan High School.

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Annual memberships can be purchased for $5 at the RRFDC office at 601 Mowat Ave. (to vote at the annual meeting, you must be a paid member a minimum of 10 days prior to the meeting). For more info, call 274-3276.

A planning meeting for the 2018 OFSAA boys' and girls' curling championships, to be held in March at the Fort Frances Curling Club, is set for Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. in the FFHS library. Anyone interested in volunteering, but who is unable to attend the meeting, is asked to contact Sheri Payne at 275-5801 or via e-mail at

The Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Moving Gallery will hold its grand opening Wednesday, June 21 from 3-5 p.m. at the Northern Ontario Sportfishing Centre in Sioux Narrows.

Community Living Fort Frances and District will hold its annual general meeting Wednesday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at the Community Living Resource Centre (525 Mowat Ave.) For more info, contact Wendy at 274-5556 ext. 210.

A cultural presentation by the OC Band, to celebrate National Aboriginal Day, will take place Wednesday, June 21 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. It will feature music, stories, and the Crossroads Youth Hand Drum Group. Refreshments also will be served.

Birch bark basket making with Nancy Jones will be held June 22 or June 23 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the “Circle of Life” building (616 Mowat Ave.) Registration is required by calling Tiffany Clifford-Smith at 274-8541.

Riverside Health Care will hold an open board meeting Thursday, June 22 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.

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.

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