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Posted on: Friday, June 9, 2017 - 13:01

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 10:45. The walks will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a barbecue. To register and start fundraising, visit www.walkforalzheimers.ca

The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual general meeting and luncheon on Monday, June 12 at noon at Hallett Hall (Rainycrest). Tickets cost $15 each, which are available at the hospital gift shop until today (June 9).

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, June 12 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

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.

The Fort Frances Native Urban/Wahkaihganun Futures Corporations will hold their annual meeting Wednesday, June 14 at noon at La Place Rendez-Vous. For more info, call 274-8530. Everyone welcome.

A community consultation to seek input on transforming “Early Years” programs, hosted by the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board, will be held Thursday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre. All are welcome and no pre-registration is required. Lunch also will be provided. For more info, call Lily at 274-5349 ext. 242.

The annual “Strawberry Social," hosted by the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary, will be held Thursday, June 15 from 1-4 p.m. at the hospital. There also will be baking, books, plants, and a white elephant table, along with "Lucky Dozen" and "Pick-a-Strawberry.” The cost is $5 for berries, cake, ice cream, and a drink. For free delivery, call Helen at 274-6673.

Firefly will hold its annual general meeting Friday, June 16 at 5 p.m. in Room L08 at 820 Lakeview Dr. in Kenora. Everyone welcome. For more info, visit www.fireflynw.ca

Motocross racing will be held June 17-18 at the EMX track located northwest of Emo. Rider registration is from 7-9 a.m., with practice from 9-11 a.m. and then the first race at 11 a.m. A canteen also will be available. Admission is $10, with kids four and under being free. For more info, visit www.emomotocross.com

The Bontrager Family Singers, featuring hymns, praise songs, southern Gospel, and more, will perform Sunday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. Admission is free and all are welcome.

“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.

The Rainy River Future Development Corp. will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. Annual memberships can be purchased for $5 at the RRFDC office at 601 Mowat Ave. (to vote at the annual meeting, you must be a paid member a minimum of 10 days prior to the meeting). For more info, call 274-3276.

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.

The annual “Teddy Bear Picnic” will be held Friday, June 30 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. There will be games, music, a magic show, and more. Tickets cost $5 each, which are available at the library, while hotdogs will be sold for $2. Don't forget your picnic blanket and teddy bear!

The Community Income Tax Program at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station) has concluded. Those who have not picked up their tax records can do so there Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. Records will be held until June 30, after which they will be destroyed for privacy reasons. This includes records of past years, as well.

The “Lions Legacy" golf tournament, featuring a four-person, best-ball format, will be held Saturday, July 29 starting at 9 a.m. at Kitchen Creek. There's a chance to win a car with a hole-in-one, as well as putting, driving, and other fun contests. The entry fee is $100/person or $400/team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and supper. All proceeds to go to district charities like KidSport, Special Olympics, the "Community Chest,” and the Emo and District Medical Fund. To register, contact David Beach (276-0464 or davebeach321@gmail.com), Bill Michl (276-1334 or bmichl226@gmail.com, or Joanne Ogden (271-0941 or wwaogden@jam21.net).

“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.