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Posted on: Friday, September 1, 2017 - 13:01

The Daily Bulletin will not be published on Monday, Sept. 4. Have a safe and happy Labour Day long weekend, everyone!

Tryouts for the Muskie girls' hockey team will be held Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 5:45-7:15 p.m. and again Sept. 6-8 from 3:45-5:15 p.m. Registration is on Sept. 5 from 4:30-5:45 p.m., with the tryout fee being $50.

The Fort Frances Aquanauts will hold fall registration on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre (new swimmers need to bring a copy of their birth certificate). For more info, contact head coach Dawnn Taylor at 275-7785 or 1-812-360-2258, or via e-mail at ffastswimcoach@gmail.com

The third-and-deciding game between the Fort Frances Braves and Barwick Blue Knights to crown the Rainy River District Fastball League champion for 2017 will be held Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at Couchiching (weather permitting). Spectators welcome.

“jobPrep,” billed as your path to employment for those with a developmental disability, will hold an information session for parents, caregivers, support staff, and participants on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. at 525 Mowat Ave. Please R.S.V.P. to kbaird@clfortfrances.com or by calling Kate at 274-5556 ext. 222. Coffee and snacks provided.

A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, Sept. 9 from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Sister Kennedy Centre. A 50/50 draw will be made at 10 a.m. Admission is $6, with children five and under being $3. All are invited to attend.

The Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association currently is holding online registration at www.ffgwha.com, with the season going from the last week of September through March. A pre-season development camp, for registered FFGWHA players in the Novice through Midget divisions, will run Sept. 11-14 (the cost of the camp is included in the registration fee).

The Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association currently is holding online registration at emohockey.com (Visa and Mastercard accepted). A cash only registration will be held Sept. 11 and 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Emo-La Vallee Arena (a $25 late fee will apply after Sept. 14).

The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary will hold its next luncheon on Monday, Sept. 11 at noon at Knox United Church (note the change of venue). Tickets cost $13, which are available until 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 at the hospital gift shop, Pharmasave, and Shopper (no sales after this date).

The Fort Frances Badminton Club is holding registration for the 2017-18 season. The youth and adult program will run Mondays and Wednesdays in the FFHS small gym starting Sept. 11 (registration deadline is Sept. 4) while recreational badminton will run Fridays from 7-9:30 p.m. at FFHS starting Sept. 22 (drop-ins welcome and no pre-registration is required). To register or for more info, contact Shari or Louis Bujold at 274-7410 or via e-mail at slbujold@gmail.com

Two local authors will visit the Fort Frances Public Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14. Current resident Dawnelee Wright will talk about her memoir, “A Better Sense of Self," while former resident J. William Galbraith will speak on his non-fiction book about former Governor General John Buchan. Signed copies of books will be available. This free event is sponsored by the "Friends of the Library.”

The Rainy Lake 150 concert series, being held at the Rainy Lake Square and sponsored by Tbaytel and “Ontario 150,” will feature Little Miss Higgins (Sept. 14), Northern Artists Night (Sept. 21), and the Daylin James Elvis Show (Sept. 28). All concerts start at 6 p.m., with admission being free.

Fall workshops at the Fort Frances Museum—for ages 12 and up—will be held Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated). The first class will be felting, with instructor J. Nelson, on Sept. 16 and 23. The cost is $16, with a maximum class size of 13. Questions? Call Sherri at 274-7891.

The 25th-annual Terry Fox Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 17 starting at the Sorting Gap Marina, with registration at 1 p.m. and the run at 2 p.m. Pledge sheets are available at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station), as well as at the Fort Frances Times, Taggs/Source for Sports, and Flint House.

NCDS will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at its office (304 Scott St.) For more info, call 274-2282 or visit www.ncds4jobs.ca

Open studios for children and families, featuring instructor L. Hyatt, will run from 1-4 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month at the Fort Frances Museum. These drop-in sessions cost $2 per child or $5 for families. Questions? Call Sherri at 274-7891.

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The grand opening of the Rainy Lake Square is set for Thursday, Oct. 5, with events getting underway in early afternoon. Pop Vegas then will perform a free concert starting at 6 p.m.

The 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is looking for new members aged 12-18. It meets Wednesdays from 6:30-9:15 p.m. in the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium until June 13. Registration is ongoing throughout the year, and be sure to bring along your birth certificate and health card when registering. For more info, contact the squadron at 274-1365, 908aircadets@gmail.com, or facebook.com/908AirCadets

Fort Frances Lakers' season passes are now available by calling John at 276-4207 or Ria at 275-6272. They cost $220 for adults (age 18 and over), $175 for students (ages 13-18), and $110 for children (aged 12 and under).

“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).