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Posted on: Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 13:01

“1-Stop Registration,” an open house hosted by KidSport and featuring almost 30 local clubs and groups, will be held today (Sept. 6) from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. Admission is free and two door prizes are up for grabs. For more info, call 274-9827 or visit fortfrances@kidsportcanada.ca

“When Harry Met Sally,” the beloved romantic comedy, will be screened tonight (Sept. 6) starting at 7:45 p.m. for Rainy Lake Movie Night at the Rainy Lake Square. Admission is free but bring your own chair.

The Fort Frances Badminton Club will hold in-person registration for its youth program today (Sept. 6) from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Sportsplex (Memorial Sports Centre). The registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 10. For more info, contact Shari or Louis Bujold at 274-7410 or via e-mail at slbujold@gmail.com

Fort Frances Minor Hockey is seeking junior and senior officials for the 2018-19 season, with the deadline to apply being Friday, Sept. 7. For more info, contact referee-in-chief Matt McLellan at 271-4411.

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will meet Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the board office in Fort Frances (adjacent to St. Francis School).

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Minnesota Iron Rangers in SIJHL pre-season action on Sunday, Sept. 9 starting at 7 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena.

The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary will hold its next luncheon on Monday, Sept. 10 at noon at Knox United Church. Tickets cost $15, which are available until 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at the hospital gift shop, Pharmasave, and Shoppers Drug Mart (no sales after this date).

The final “Open Air Art Studio,” presented by Community Living Fort Frances and District, is set for Monday, Sept. 10 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The session—a polymer clay workshop—is free, and all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.

Town council will hold is next regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 10 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

NCDS will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at its office at 304 Scott St.

A new season of “Coffee Break," a non-denominational small group Bible study open to all women of the community, will begin with a welcome breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. The first Bible study, entitled "Esther, Royal Rescue,” will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 19 starting at 10 a.m. (coffee is on at 9:30). For more info, call Jeannette at 276-2928.

The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will host its 22-annual business awards gala on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at La Place Rendez-Vous, with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. Tickets, available at the Chamber office or by calling 274-5773), cost $60 each or $420 for a table of eight for Chamber members or $65 each or $455 for a table of eight for non-members.

The Fort Frances Curling Club will hold its 2018-19 registration on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the club, followed by a brief semi-annual meeting. Curling will begin the week of Oct. 8. For more info, visit www.fortfrancescurlingclub.ca

The “Rainy Lake Series” of free concerts in the new Rainy Lake Square will conclude with The Old Salts performing on Thursday, Sept. 13 beginning at 6 p.m.

The Fort Frances Lions Club's TV Bingo (featuring a new game format) will resume Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. on Shaw Cable (channel 10). Game cards available at the usual outlets.

Bingo resumes at the Sister Kennedy Centre on Friday, Sept. 14 starting at 1:30 p.m.

Sally Klein O'Connor & Friends will perform a free concert on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. For more info, contact Jurgen Schmutz at 276-7427 or e-mail Sally Klein O'Connor at improbablepeople@sbcglobal.net

The annual Hazardous & Special Waste Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Public Works yard at 900 Wright Ave. Questions? Visit http.//operations.fort-frances.com/current-events

Meet the candidates for the upcoming municipal election by dropping by the Rainy Lake Square on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m.-noon.

The annual Terry Fox Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 16 starting at the Sorting Gap Marina, with registration at 1 p.m. and the walk/run to follow at 2 p.m. Pledge forms can be picked up at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station) on Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or downloaded from terryfox.org. For more info, call the Volunteer Bureau at 274-9555.

The Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association currently is holding online registration at www.ffgwha.com, with the season going from the last week of September through March. A pre-season development camp, for registered FFGWHA players in the Novice through Midget divisions, will run Sept. 17-20 (the cost of the camp is included in the registration fee).

A wine-and-cheese opening reception of an exhibit celebrating the Fort Frances Museum's 40th anniversary, and the building's 120th, will be held there Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 4-7 p.m. (opening remarks being at 4:30). It also will mark the grand opening of the museum's new roof, accessible washroom, and ramp. Everyone is welcome to attend. Questions? Call Sherry at 274-7891.

The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club will hold its annual meeting and election of officers on Wednesday, Sept 19 at 7 p.m. at the Circle of Life Centre (616 Mowat Ave.)

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.

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