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Posted on: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 13:01

An action plan meeting for the 2020 Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Jr. 'A' Championship will take place today (Sept. 19) at 6 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel. Business will include striking up a tournament committee. Volunteers needed; everyone welcome.

“Aladdin,” the 2019 musical fantasy film, will be the free movie shown this evening (Sept. 19) during Rainy Lake Movie Night at the Rainy Lake Square. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and snacks.

The Fort Frances Kiwanis Club will resume holding bingo at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) tomorrow (Sept. 20) at 1:30 p.m. Bingo will run Fridays at 1:30 p.m. through the end of November. Everyone aged 55+ welcome!

The Fort Frances Lakers will host their home opener against the Thief River Falls Norskies on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Ice for Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for kids aged 12 and under, and free for those under five.

The Alzheimer Society will be at Safeway on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-noon distributing blue ribbons for “World Alzheimer Day.” Client services co-ordinator Mary O'Connor then will be in the Shaw room at the Fort Frances Library at 1 p.m. to talk about the programs and services that are offered in the Rainy River District followed by a presentation on the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. Everyone welcome.

An appreciation BBQ, hosted by the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2-5 p.m. at the Emo fairgrounds. There's an open invitation to everyone that has supported the fair—financially or through volunteering—to attend.

Alberton Fall Fun Day will be held on Sunday. Sept. 22 starting at 3 p.m. at Millennium Park on Hill Road in Alberton Township. The free family event will feature fun activities for kids, including a visit by the Alberton Volunteer Fire Dept. and Sparky. There also will be a potluck dinner organized by the Alberton Recreation Committee. Please bring a favourite dish and share (no peanuts, please). The Rec Committee will provide plates, utensils and light beverages.

“Parenting with Passion,” a new eight-week course offered by Valley Adult Learning Association (VALA), will take place Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting Sept. 24. Instructor Peggy Mason will provide parent and caregivers of teens strategies for communicating with 12-18 year olds. Register now at 807-274-3553 or vala@jam21.net

CUPE Local 65 will hold its general membership meeting and a special meeting to vote on bylaw amendments on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau.

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the board room at La Verendrye General Hospital.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring roast beef—on Friday, Sept. 27 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. Bring a friend!

The September cattle sale will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Stratton Sales Barn. Sale time 8:30 a.m. Protocol cattle will sell at 1 p.m.

Guthrie United Church in Devlin will hold its annual “Harvest Supper” on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. The cost is $18 for adults, $10 for children six-12. Kids 5 and under eat free.

“Orange Shirt Day," an event to honour the children who survived the Indian residential schools and remember those who didn't, will be observed on Monday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the UNFC Circle of Life Centre (616 Mowat Ave.). A history of "Orange Shirt Day" and a reading of "Phyllis' Story: The Original Orange Shirt” will be held there, along with a lunch and fellowship. Everyone welcome. Need a ride? Call Karen Chowan or Tanya Hunter-Foy at 274-8541.

The fourth-annual “Orange Shirt Day” awareness walk will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Rainy River First Nations. Everyone is welcome to gather at 10 a.m. the Indian residential school monument on Highway 11. The walk will take place starting at 10:30 a.m., proceeding from the monument to the pow-wow grounds. Keynote speakers and lunch to follow.

“Make the Connection,” an eight-week parenting program provided by VALA and the Northwestern Health Unit for parents with babies 0-12 months, will be held each Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-noon from Oct. 1-Nov. 26. To register or for more information, contact Miranda Sigurdson (807-274-9827) or Tracey Ormerod (807-274-3553).

The Valley Adult Learning Association is holding free fall courses on training in digital technology, healthy communication strategies, and GED preparation support starting the week of Oct. 1. Class sizes are limited. For more info or to register, call 274-3553 or visit www.vala.ca

The Fort Frances Badminton Club is taking registrations for its recreational badminton which starts Oct. 4. To register or for more info, contact Shari or Louis Bujold at 274-7410 or via e-mail at slbujold@gmail.com

The “Luncheon of Hope,” hosted by the Rainy River District Breast Health Network, will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Copper River Inn. Mix and mingle at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon. Guest speaker will be Christa Heibel, owner of Replenish Yoga. Attendance prizes. Tickets, which cost $25 each, are available at Pharmasave, Shoppers Drug Mart, Emo Health Centre, Rainy River Health Centre, and La Verendrye Hospital (administration and outpatient services). Deadline to get tickets is Sept. 28.

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

Northern Lights School of Skating is taking registrations for the upcoming season. Online registration is available at www.nlskating.com. Follow them on Facebook. For more info, contact director/owner Ashley Cumming at 807-276-1446 or coach.ashleycumming@gmail.com

The Border Skating Club is taking registrations for the upcoming season. Online registration is available at www.borderskatingclub.com/registration.

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.

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.