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Posted on: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 13:01

The annual Emo Walleye Classic runs today and tomorrow (May 26-27), with the weigh-ins beginning at 3:30 p.m. each day at the Emo-La Vallee Arena. See page C1 of Wednesday's Times for a complete schedule of events.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold a special monthly supper featuring Chicken Oscar, in celebration of its 90th year, today (May 26) at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $15/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772. A 50/50 draw also will be held.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association is accepting applications for coaches, convenors, and referees-in-chief, with the deadline being today (May 26). Applicants for all positions are asked to apply at Fort Frances Minor Hockey, Box 306, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M7.

The Fort Frances Fire & Rescue Service will hold a spring open house on Saturday, May 27 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Fort Frances Fire Hall. There will be fire safety and emergency preparedness hand-outs, giveaways for kids, and draws for fire safety T-shirts.

The “Friends of the Library” will hold a book sale Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

The Rainycrest Auxiliary will hold a “Spring Fling” there on Saturday, May 27 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. There will be a bake table, draws, and gently-used and gift ideas, along with coffee/tea and dainties. Admission is a free-will offering. Everyone welcome.

The 12th-annual “Purina Walk for Dog Guides,” organized by the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club, is set for Sunday, May 28 starting at 1 p.m. at the Sorting Gap Marina. Registration gets underway at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to participate.

The Fort Frances Lakers will hold their annual general meeting Monday, May 29 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Super 8 Motel. The Lakers welcome new board members and volunteers, and residents and fans alike are urged to attend.

A community dinner/meeting with the Commission on Métis Rights & Self-Government will be held Tuesday, May 30 at 5 p.m. at the Sunset Country Métis Hall (714 Armit Ave.) R.S.V.P. to Kelly Caul at 274-1386 ext. 2 or via e-mail at kellyca@metisnation.org

An open house to view recent renovations at Green Manor is slated for Thursday, June 1 from 10 a.m.-noon. Questions? Call the local DSSAB at 274-5349.

Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will hold it next open board meeting Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at Knox United Church in Rainy River.

The Northwest Training and Adjustment Board will hold its annual general meeting Monday, June 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the Best Western in Dryden. Everyone is welcome, with those interested in attending asked to R.S.V.P. by May 26. Call 1-807-223-3813 or e-mail ntab@ntab.on.ca for more info.

The Sunset Country Métis will hold their annual general meeting Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunset Country Métis Hall (714 Armit Ave.) For more info, visit www.sunsetcountrymetis.com

The United Native Friendship Centre will hold its annual general meeting and election of officers on Wednesday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Circle of Life Centre (616 Mowat Ave.) Memberships cost $5/person or $10 for families.

The “Walk for Alzheimer's” is slated for Saturday, June 10 along the La Verendrye Parkway. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Sorting Gap Marina, with a warm-up to follow at 10:30. The walks will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a barbecue. To register and start fundraising, visit www.walkforalzheimers.ca

The annual general meeting of the Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope is set for Tuesday, June 13 at 5 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous.

“A Journey Beyond Talk,” sponsored by the local Right Relations Group and featuring speakers Shaun Loney and Robert Horton, will be held Monday, June 19 at the Sunset Country Métis Hall (714 Armit Ave.) A feast is at 5:30 p.m., followed by the sessions at 6:30.

Community Living Fort Frances and District will hold its annual general meeting Wednesday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at the Community Living Resource Centre (525 Mowat Ave.) For more info, contact Wendy at 274-5556 ext. 210.

Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the La Verendrye General Hospital cafeteria.

“Market Thursdays” take place each Thursday on the 200 block of Scott Street. It features locally-grown veggies, baking, crafts, and more. To book a table, contact Betty's (274-9565).

The United Native Friendship Centre is offering free Ojibwe language classes every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at 516 Portage Ave. A light snack and beverages also will be provided. For more info, contact Tara at 274-8541.