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Posted on: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 13:01

The debut viewing of “Urban Indigenous Proud,” presented by the National Film Board of Canada, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, and the United Native Friendship Centre, will be held today (March 28) at the Circle of Life building on Mowat Avenue (use the First Street East entrance). Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., with the film starting at 6 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting today (March 28) at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.

A come-and-go open house in honour of the retirement of longtime Times' editor Mike Behan will be held Friday, March 29 from 1-3 p.m. at the Times' office.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will host its monthly supper—featuring a turkey dinner with all the trimmings—on Friday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). The cost is $16/plate and there also will be a 50/50 draw. For take-outs, call 274-3772.

The Sunset Country Regional Science Fair, presented by the Rainy River District School Board, will be held Saturday, March 30 at Fort Frances High School. Set-up is from 8-9 a.m., followed by judging from 9 a.m.-noon (no parents or teachers). Public viewing then will be from noon-1 p.m., with the awards presented afterwards.

Guthrie United Church will hold a spring tea and bake sale Saturday, March 30 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Devlin Hall (draws will begin at 3 p.m.) There also will be desserts, a penny table, bake table, and cookie walk. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children aged six-12 (those five and under are free).

The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts will get underway on Monday, April 1 at 9 a.m. and run through to April 25 (visit for times and venues). The annual “Highlights Concert” then will be held Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.

A presentation on video game addiction, led by Tracey Idle, mental health lead for the Rainy River District School Board, is set for Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 'A' of the Education Centre on Second Street East (note the change from the original date of Thursday, March 28).

An evening of updates on technology and how to use in managing diabetes is set for Thursday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library. Light snacks will be provided. Admission is free but an R.S.V.P. is required by March 28 by contacting Sherri Pockett at 1-204-297-5787 or via e-mail at

“Kids & Company” presents Bob Cates Comedy on Friday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets cost $10.50 in advance (available online at and $12 at the door (kids three and under are free). For more info, call Tara at 271-0320.

“Ag Day 2019,” hosted by the Rainy River Federation of Agriculture, will be held Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Chapple rec centre in Barwick. It will feature an agricultural trade show and speakers, with lunch also available. Stay tuned to the RRFA's Facebook page for more details.

A Pysanky workshop (Ukrainian Easter egg decorating) will be held Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. It is for ages 12 and up, with the cost being $10/person. Those interested must register in person at the library and pay the fee upon registration.

The Border Figure Skating Club presents its 47th-annual ice show, this year entitled “Revolutions,” on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors in advance (available at the Sunset Country Ford service counter) and $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors at the door.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association will hold its annual Awards Night on Sunday, April 7 at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. IP and Novice will be at 3 p.m. (spaghetti supper), with Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget to follow at 5 p.m. (spaghetti supper). Admission is free.

A beading workshop will be held Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The fee is $15, with lunch provided (you must pay in advance to reserve your spot). To register, call the Fort Frances Museum (274-7891), Kay-Nah-Chi-Way-Nung (483-1163), or the library (274-9879).

Two half-day workshops on the impacts of methamphetamine are slated for Monday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. It is free to attend but you must pre-register by calling 274-2347 ext. 258 or e-mailing

The Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Ice For Kids boardroom at the Memorial Sports Centre.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. in the Ice For Kids conference room. There will be elections for president, secretary, registrar, and six director positions.

The Lions Legacy Golf Tournament, presented by the Fort Frances Lions Club and the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held on Saturday, June 22 starting at 10 a.m. at the Heron Landing (Couchiching). The cost is $100 each or $400/team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and supper. Entries limited to the first 36 paid teams, with the registration deadline being June 6. Proceeds to the homelessness program and the women's shelter program. To register, contact Bill Michl at 276-1334 or or David Beach at 276-0464 or

The “Market Garden” is now open every Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. until May 25 at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Assorted teas, jewellery, baby clothes, homemade crafts, and more. Call Connie at 274-3785 to get your table.