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Posted on: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 13:01

An all-candidates' forum for the upcoming federal election will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at the Millennium Hall in Stratton. All five candidates are expected to attend.

The Muskie football squad will play their annual Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 4 when they welcome the Tec Voc Hornets (1-2) to Fort High at 3 p.m.

A come-and-go event is planned at the daycare centre on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9:30-1:30 a.m. The public is urged to tour the space and offer input as to whether it should be a new location for the Fort Frances Senior Centre. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

A cull cow and bull sale will take place Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Stratton sales barn. Sale time is 8:30 a.m. Friday delivery only. Contact James Gibson and let him know how many you'll have (487-2731 or 271-2005).

The “Life Chain,” a time to silently reflect and pray on pro-life issues, will take place Sunday, Oct. 6 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. along the north side of Scott Street in downtown Fort Frances. Everyone welcome.

A business information open house will be hosted by the Rainy River Future Development Corp. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Copper River Inn from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Learn about funding programs and business services available in the district and how to access them.

The Fort Frances Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Br. #29 will hold a potluck and general meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 9 upstairs at the Legion. Potluck starts at 6 p.m.; meeting starts at 7 p.m.

The sixth-annual “Steps Against Stigma” 5K walk/run will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Sorting Gap Marina. Opening ceremonies at 7 p.m.; walk/run starts at 7:30 p.m. Fee is $10; late registration fee (day of the event) is $15. Registration forms available at CMHAFF and Energy Fitness or online at: www.cmhaff.ca. For more info, contact Christie Cousineau at 274-2347 ext. 258 or ccousineau@cmhaff.ca

A fall harvest tea, hosted by La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary, will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 from 2-4 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship Church. Cookie walk, bake table, tea and coffee, sandwiches, dainties, door prize and more. Admission $5. Everyone welcome; wheelchair accessible.

Valley Adult Learning Association will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, starting at 10 a.m. at 241 C. Second St. E.

“Trunk or Treat 2019” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Pubic Library Technology Centre parking lot. Trunks can register up until Oct. 24 by clicking here: http://ffpltc.ca/node/1465. The library's also accepting monetary and candy donations if you are interested in helping make this year one of the best yet. Any questions? Please call 274-9879.

The 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is looking for new members. They meet Monday nights now through June 11, 2020 in the arena auditorium. Ages 12-18 welcome. Registration is ongoing through the year. For more info, contact the squadron at 274-1365, 908aircadets@gmail.com or facebook.com/908AirCadets.

The Fort Frances Kiwanis Club will hold bingo at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) every Friday at 1:30 p.m. through the end of November. Everyone aged 55+ welcome!

Genealogy research services are available at the Fort Frances Public Library. Call 807-274-9879 or email ffpltc@gmail.com to make an appointment with local experts.