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Posted on: Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 13:01

The provincial election is being held today (June 7), with polls open until 8 p.m. (CDT). Be sure to vote!

The United Native Friendship Centre will hold its annual general meeting today (June 7) at 5 p.m. upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion. Dinner and refreshments will be provided.

Open houses for the Personal Support Worker “Living Classroom” program offered by Riverside Health Care and the local campus of Confederation College, which will start here in September, will be held today (June 7) from 5-7 p.m. and again on Tuesday, June 12 from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Rainycrest. For more info, call 274-3261 ext. 4523 or e-mail k.curtis@rhcf.ca

A “Mini-Makers” P.D. Day craft market—featuring young entrepreneurs selling their wares—will take place Friday, June 8 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. downstairs at Curvy Chick (256 Scott St.)

The La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary will hold its June luncheon and annual general meeting on Monday, June 11 at noon at Knox United Church. Tickets cost $15, which are available in advance only at Shoppers, Pharmasave, and the hospital gift shop.

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, June 11 at the Civic Centre. It follows the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

R&B singer Mark Reeves will kick off the 2018 barn concert series at Cornell Farms in La Vallee on Monday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 in advance, available at the Fort Frances Public Library, Tompkins Hardware in Emo, and Cornell Farms, and $20 at the door.

Community Living Fort Frances and District will hold its annual general business meeting on Wednesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at its office at 525 Mowat Ave. For more info, contact Wendy at 274-5556 ext. 210.

The La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual “Strawberry Social” on Thursday, June 14 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the hospital grounds. Berries, cake, ice cream, and a drink costs $5 and there also will be several tables on hand. For free delivery, call Helen at 274-6673.

Firefly will hold its annual general meeting on Friday, June 15 at 5 p.m. in Room L08 located at 820 Lakeview Dr. in Kenora. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

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.)

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

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.