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Posted on: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 13:01

The annual “Walk for Alzheimer's”—featuring 1K and 2K routes—will be held Saturday, June 16 starting at the Sorting Gap Marina. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with a welcome and warm-up to follow at 11 a.m. A free barbecued lunch will be held afterwards. Registration/pledge forms available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts here or by visiting www.walkforalzheimers.ca

Stock car racing goes Saturday, June 16 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first heat at 7:30 (weather permitting). Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors (those nine and under are free).

The Rainy River District School Board will hold a special meeting—to discuss the 2018-19 budget—on Tuesday, June 19 at 2 p.m. at the Education Centre on Second Street East (board office). The public is welcome to attend.

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Emo Legion (123 Jessie St.)

The Sunset Country Métis will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at the Sunset Country Métis Hall (714 Armit Ave.) Dinner will be provided. R.S.V.P.'s appreciated by calling 276-4481 or e-mailing sarahmarusyk@gmail.com

A come-and-go tea in honour of Rev. Barb Miller's retirement will be held Saturday, June 23 from 1-3 p.m. at Knox United Church. Good wishes only!

“Relay for Life" will be held Saturday, June 23 from 4-10:30 p.m. at the new Rainy Lake Square in downtown Fort Frances. Teams are urged to sing up today by contacting organizer Monica Sus at 274-7043 or by dropping by the "Welcome Home” Fort Frances Family Centre (272 Scott St.) on Monday to Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

An information session for prospective candidates and third-party advertisers in the 2018 municipal and school board elections will be held Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre. There is no charge to attend but you must pre-register by Thursday, June 21 by contacting town clerk Lisa Slomke at 274-5323 ext. 1215 or via e-mail at lslomke@fortfrances.ca

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye Hospital.

The annual “Teddy Bear Picnic” will be held Friday, June 29 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Admission is $5.

Tea and scones are back every “Market Thursday” from June 28-Aug. 30. Come to the Fort Frances Museum from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (back elevator entrance will be open), with admission being $5.