The centre-piece of Rainy River's Winter Festival will be the Rick Bourre Memorial Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.
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Members of the Rainy River Fix It Club (l to r) Len Ricci, Rebecca Wood, and Len Moen, stand behind the Club's latest project. It is all disassembled, and awaiting restoration. Do you know what it is? Come to rainy this summer at see it at RailRoad Daze.
The Rainy River Walleye Tournament Committee held its first meeting of 2020 Monday, Jan 20 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Br 54 in Rainy River Ontario.
It takes an army of volunteers every year to host this event. . . or did you a think it just happens? This is the 22nd year for the RRWT.
A Lions Club in Rainy River is not new.
For many years, Lions members were active in the community in many charitable functions, raising funds and serving the community. But some years ago the local charter was disbanded as movers and shakers in the club passed away or moved.
Jim Webb, a visitor to Rainy River, took a tour of the town on the Lions Club's Cycling Without Age (CWA) trishaw. The CWA program will be fully operational in spring of 2020, providing recreational tours of the town at no cost to mobility-impaired residents. The Rainy River CWA Chapter is funded and operated by the RRBB Lions' volunteer pilots.
This past Sunday, Rainy River witnessed what a grand time can be had with a bit of cardboard, a few rolls of tuck tape, our beautiful river, and some community-minded volunteers.
Once again, folks just stepped forward to make this happen.
The shores of the Rainy River put on a spectacular show for the Rainy River Walleye Tournament anglers and spectators over the weekend. Here, volunteer spotter Archie Wiersema admired the beautiful fall colours while cruising down the river on his pontoon boat.
This summer there seems to be more traffic than ever traversing our waterways.
The latest group coming through the old voyageur route was headed to the Arctic Ocean via the Mackenzie River, from Ottawa—a distance of 7,000 km.
Talk about a journey.
From the back country there have been reports that the Great Beaver once again is moving down from the headwaters of Miller Creek towards Rainy River.
This monster—a relic of the Pleistocene era—apparently developed a voracious appetite for cardboard and duct tape.
No word if he has developed any carnivorous tastes, as well, but his appetite for giant pumpkins is well-known.
Those magnificent men (and ladies) and their flying machines are back.
They are unbelievable. Thousands of hours—and more thousands of dollars—lovingly invested in radio-controlled aircraft.
Many are scale models of some of the world’s most famous warbirds, exact to the minutest detail.