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Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 13:01

The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in SIJHL action on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the 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.

A fish derby will be held Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at AON Landing in Morson. The entry fee is $40 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under, with advance tickets costing $35 (sold until March 14). Canteen available. For more info, contact Wes at 271-4622 or via e-mail at wesbg@tbaytel.net

The Fort Frances Lakers will wrap up their regular-season schedule by facing the Red Lake Miners on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the 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.

A listening session—and first practice—for this year's Easter cantata, entitled “Hope Alive in Me,” will be held Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship Church. Those interested are asked to call director Diane Maxey at 274-7309.

The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next monthly meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the board office adjacent to St. Francis School.

Northwoods Gallery & Gifts will hold its 2019 Bridal Show on Wednesday, March 20 from 6-8 p.m. Pre-register by calling 274-9224.

The Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda will perform a free concert of their new album, “We Will Go,” on Thursday, March 21 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church (720 Morrison Cres.) Sponsored by Bethel Baptist Church and the Calvary Baptist Church. For more info, call 482-1710.

A “Girls Empowerment Day” for ages 13-18 is being planned for Saturday, March 23 from noon-4 p.m. upstairs at the NCDS building on Scott Street. For more info or to register, call Lyz Clem at 276-6063. There is a maximum of 30 spaces.

A cupcake decorating workshop, led by M. Spooner, will be held Saturday, March 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. The fee is $15, which must accompany your registration. Questions? Call Sherry at 274-7891.

The Northern Lights School of Skating will hold its first-ever skating exhibition, entitled “True North," on Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at "The Duke” (Couchiching Arena). Tickets cost $10 in advance/$12 at the door for adults and $5 in advance/$8 at the door for kids 12 and under (children three and under are free). Advance tickets are available at the Fort Frances Times office.

The Fort Frances Sportsmen's Club will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, March 25 from 6-10 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (140 Fourth St. W.) The public is welcome to attend.

A presentation on video game addiction, led by Tracey Idle, mental health leader for the Rainy River District School Board, is planned for Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 'A' of the Education Centre on Second Street East.

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 spockett@insulet.ca

“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 summer hiring fair, presented by Shooniya Wa-Biitong, the Rainy River District School Board, the local DSSAB, and NCDS, will be held Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Frances High School.

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 ccousineau@cmhaff.ca

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 bmichl@gmail.com or David Beach at 276-0464 or davebeach321@gmail.com

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.

“Fibre Content,” a travelling exhibit featuring award-winning artwork created from textiles, will be in the main floor gallery of the Fort Frances Museum beginning Feb. 1 and running through March.