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Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 13:01

The annual Shrine Circus will stage two shows today (May 12) at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. Tickets, available at the door only, costs $20 for adults, which includes one child under age 12 free (additional children cost $8 each). A coupon for $1 off a paid adult admission was on Page 9 of yesterday's Daily Bulletin.

The FFAST 0-100 Sprint/Relay Meet goes today (May 12) starting at 6 p.m. and again tomorrow (May 13) starting at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre. Swimmers age six-60+, from around the region, will be racing in this fast and fun meet!

Union Duke, an extra show presented by “Tour de Fort,” takes to the Townshend Theatre stage tonight (May 12). Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 7:30. Advance tickets cost $15, available at From the Grind Up, and $20 at the door. Meanwhile, passports for the 2017-18 season are available at From the Grind Up or online at

Free tipping day (for yard and garden waste only) will be held Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the local landfill.

A Mother's Day brunch is slated for Sunday, May 14 at the Zion Lutheran Church following its 10 a.m. service. Tickets, which cost $12 for adults and $5 for kids aged six-12, are available at the church (274-5415) or from Todd and Laurie Moxham (274-6059).

The Fort Frances Community Garden kids' garden club will hold a kick-off on Monday, May 15 from 5-7 p.m. at the Métis Hall (714 Armit Ave.) There will be interactive booths, crafts, gardening info, sign painting, special guests, prizes, and a meal (served at 5:30 p.m.) This event is open to registered gardeners and their families. R.S.V.P. to or by calling 274-9827 ext. 3639.

The Borderland Community Orchestra, conducted by Katherine Williams, will perform a free concert on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The concert is entitled “Our Favourite Playlist.”

The Northwest District Catholic School Board will hold its next monthly meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the board office adjacent to St. Francis School.

The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board will hold its annual general meeting Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at the Copper River Inn. The public is invited to attend.

The 47th-annual Manitou Fish Fry, hosted by the Rainy River First Nations' chief and council, will be held Friday, May 19 starting at 4 p.m. at the RRFN pow-wow grounds (just north of the Highway 11-71 junction). Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Volunteers are greatly appreciated and donations welcomed!

The Mill Alumni (formerly the Oldtimers" Club) will hold its fifth-annual banquet Thursday, May 25 at the local Legion, starting with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, which cost $30 each and must be purchased by May 16, are available at the Sister Kennedy Centre and From the Grind Up. They also are available by calling 274-5541, 274-5237, 274-9139, 274-9520, or 274-9648.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold a special monthly supper featuring Chicken Oscar, in celebration of its 90th year, on Friday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $15/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772. A 50/50 draw also will be held.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association is accepting applications for coaches, convenors, and referees-in-chief, with the deadline being Friday, May 26. Applicants for all positions are asked to apply at Fort Frances Minor Hockey, Box 306, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M7.

The “Friends of the Library” will hold a book sale Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations welcome (drop books off at the library the week prior to the sale), with proceeds to benefit the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board will hold its annual general meeting Monday, June 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the Best Western in Dryden. Everyone is welcome, with those interested in attending asked to R.S.V.P. by May 26. Call 1-807-223-3813 or e-mail for more info.

The United Native Friendship Centre will hold its annual general meeting and election of officers on Wednesday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Circle of Life Centre (616 Mowat Ave.) Memberships cost $5/person or $10 for families.

The United Native Friendship Centre is offering free Ojibwe language classes every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at 516 Portage Ave. A light snack and beverages also will be provided. For more info, contact Tara at 274-8541.