Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting today (Sept. 27) at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.
A car seat clinic, hosted by the Fort Frances “Best Start” Hub in conjunction with the Couchiching Family Well-being Program and the United Native Friendship Centre, will be held Friday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rainy River District EMS ambulance garage (801 Scott St.) Admission is free and registration is not required. For more info, call 274-8588.
The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring roast beef—on Friday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $16/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772.
The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Minnesota Iron Rangers in SIJHL action on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. The team also will pay tribute to the Humboldt Broncos in a special pre-game ceremony. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for those 12 and under, and free for those under five.
The Rainy River Cattlemen's Association will hold its September cattle sale on Saturday, Sept. 29 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. Protocol cattle will sell at 1 p.m. For more info, contact sales barn manager James Gibson at 487-2731 (home) or 271-2005 (cell), via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the sales barn (483-5354).
The 20th-annual Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival goes Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hannam Park in Rainy River.
The Mine Centre Singers will hold a special Gospel performance on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Rainy Lake Square.
The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thunder Bay North Stars in SIJHL action on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for those 12 and under, and free for those under five.
The United Native Friendship Centre will hold an “Orange Shirt Day" event on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Circle of Life Centre (616 Mowat Ave.) There will be a reading of "Phyllis' Story: the Original Orange Shirt,” followed by discussions, traditional hand drumming, and a sharing circle. Lunch also will be provided. Everyone is welcome (to make arrangements for transportation to the event, call Deb Emes or Kathy Foy at 274-8541).
Guthrie United Church in Devlin will hold its annual “Harvest Supper”—featuring turkey, ham, and all the trimmings—on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 5-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Admission is $18 for adults and $10 for kids aged six-12 (those five and under are free). Takeouts also available.
The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidates' forum and mayoral debate for those running in the local municipal election on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The local Alzheimer Society is holding a learning series for caregivers of people with dementia on Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, and Oct. 24 at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 1-800-682-0245 or e-mailing email@example.com
A free information session to address issues that face the business community such as theft and fraud, hosted by the OPP and the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Those interested in attending are asked to R.S.V.P. the Chamber at 274-5773.
Fort Frances Little Theatre will hold its annual general membership meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in McMillan Hall at Knox United Church. Refreshments will be served. New members welcome and board vacancies to be filled.
Kevin Lamoureux, currently serving as Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Everyone is welcome to attend.
“Tracks in the Snow,” an exhibit detailing the Muslim experience in Minnesota, is running until Oct. 5 at the Backus Community Center in International Falls. A reception also is planned for Friday, Oct. 5 from 7-8:30 p.m., which is free and open to the public.
The Fort Frances Badminton Club's recreational program goes Fridays from 7-9:30 p.m. at FFHS starting on Oct. 5. Open to all ages, there is a $20 yearly fee or $2 per night (drop-ins welcome) and no pre-registration is required.
“The Longest Night of the Year," featuring a sidewalk "sleep-out” on Scott Street to raise awareness and funds on the local homelessness problem, will be held Friday, Oct. 12 from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Anyone who would like to register, pick up pledge forms, or ask questions about the event can call 274-3871.
The Valley Adult Learning Association will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. in its office located at 241 C Second St. E. (old high school). Everyone is welcome to attend.
Irish Mythen will open the 2018-19 season of “Tour de Fort” on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Townshend Theatre. Passports for the six-show season cost $110 until Sept. 1 and then $135 after that date. Less than 150 passports are still available, which can be purchased at From the Grind Up on Scott Street or online at www.tourdefort.com
“Monday at the Manor,” a two-act comedy dinner theatre written and directed by Tracy Gibson, will be performed Oct. 18-20 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the play to follow. Tickets cost $45 each (cash or cheque only), which are available at the Rendez-Vous.
The Riverside Foundation for Health Care's annual fall gala, this year entitled “Fiesta like there's no manana,” will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. Cocktails are at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6. Tickets cost $55 each, which are available by calling 274-4803.
The Fort Frances Native Urban/Wahkaihganun Futures Corp. will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Everyone is welcome. For more info, call 274-8530.
“Jimmy the Janitor” will perform as a fundraiser for the 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadets Squadron on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 6:30). Tickets cost $25 each, which are available at Fort Frances General Supply and Cloverleaf in Emo.
The local Knights of Columbus is seeking community donors to sponsor its 2018 “Coats 4 Kids” campaign now through Oct. 31. For more information, contact Nathan Cousineau at 276-7142 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of the Fort Frances Museum will hold its seventh-annual wine-and-cheese fundraiser, this year entitled “Novemberfest,” on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the museum. It also will feature beer, hors d'oeuvres, live music, games, and an auction. Tickets cost $30 in advance (available at the museum) and $35 at the door.
“Monday at the Manor,” a two-act comedy dinner theatre written and directed by Tracy Gibson, will be performed Friday, Nov. 2 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Rainy River. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and the play to follow. Tickets cost $35 each (cash or cheque only), which are available at Kreger Sales & Service.