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Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

The four Muskie court teams are hosting the NorWOSSA playoffs today (Feb. 17) at the Fort High gym. Spectators welcome.
Waawaate Fobister will perform his award-winning one-man show, “Agokwe,” today (Feb. 17) at 7 p.m. and again Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Admission is free but tickets are required. To get tickets or for more information, contact Danielle Bruyere at 274-3201 ext. 4019. This is being presented by Weechi-it-te-win’s youth in transition program.
A Blind Draw dart tournament will be held today (Feb. 17) from 7:30-11 p.m. at the Legion. The entry fee is $10. For more info or to sign up, call 271-1516.
The Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre will re-run the four films featured in its “February Film Festival” on Saturday, Feb. 18, including “A Good Indian” (10:30 a.m.), “Where’s Barry?” (12:30 p.m.), “Nestor” (1:30 p.m.), and “Sleeping Giant” (3 p.m.). Admission is free and free popcorn also will be available.
“Kick the Dust Up,” a Western-themed social hosted by the Borderland Quarter Horse Association, will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous (music by Party Rock DJ Services). Tickets cost $10 in advance (available at the Fort Frances Times office) and $15 at the door.
The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club is planning to host a family day at the Rocky Inlet trails on Monday, Feb. 20 from noon-3 p.m. (weather conditions permitting). Hotdogs and hot chocolate also will be served.
The Riverside Foundation for Health Care will provide community updates on Monday, Feb. 20 from 1-3 p.m. in the Shaw Room at the Fort Frances Public Library, on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Emo, and on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the seniors’ centre in Rainy River. Light refreshments will be offered during each session.
Family Day activities will be held Monday, Feb. 20 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. The movie “Beauty and the Beast” also will be shown at 2 p.m. These events are all free.
Family Day activities also will be held Monday, Feb. 20 upstairs at the Emo Arena, starting with a pancake breakfast from 9-10:30 a.m. (admission is a donation). A Family Photo Scavenger Hunt also will take place from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Stratton rec centre is holding Family Day activities on Monday, Feb. 20 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Both indoor and outdoor activities are planned, including a bonfire, snowshoeing, curling, a fire truck appearance, and a hot lunch.
A winter family fun day, hosted by the Alberton rec committee, is slated for Monday, Feb. 20 starting at 2 p.m. at the Millennium Park (corner of Hill Road and Hall Road just north of Superior Propane). The event is open to everyone.
The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thunder Bay North Stars in SIJHL action on Monday, Feb. 20 at a special time of 2:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students, with kids 12 and under admitted free if accompanied by an adult. There also will be a draw for a free registration with the Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association for the 2017-18 season.
The Daily Bulletin will not be published on Monday, Feb. 20. Have a happy Family Day, everyone!
An information session on grain marketing will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Emo Inn. Lunch will be provided. An RSVP is not necessary but appreciated by contacting Kim-Jo Bliss at 275-9706 or via e-mail at kimjobliss@gmail.com
The committee of the whole of council will hold a special meeting on the 2017 operating and capital budgets on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. downstairs at the Civic Centre.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hold its next regular meeting—via videoconference—on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.
CUPE Local 65 will hold a general membership meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau.
A free seminar on starting a business, hosted by the Rainy River Future Development Corp., will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Emo Inn. For more info or to reserve your seat, call 274-3276 or e-mail info@rrfdc.on.ca
“Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight,” an exhibit on loan from the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, will hold an open house Thursday, Feb. 23 from 3-6 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.
A complimentary breakfast session on pre-planning your funeral arrangements, presented by Northridge Funeral Home and Canada Purple Shield, will be held Friday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Emo Legion (123 Jessie St.) Limited space available. Call 1-800-661-8959 to reserve your seat.
The deadline for entries in the 77th-annual Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts is Friday, Feb. 24, with the cost to enter starting at $10 per entry. Entries can be sent to Festival Entries, P.O. Box 806, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3N1 or dropped off at Gillons’ Insurance (326 Church St.) Guy and Mira Donaldson are available to assist anyone with the entry process by e-mailing them at guydonaldson65@yahoo.ca or m.c.laine@hotmail.com
The Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring Swedish meatballs in gravy—on Friday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). A 50/50 draw also will be held. Admission is $15/person, with take-outs available for pick-up by calling 274-3772.
The second-annual “Sync or Swim Social,” hosted by the Fun in the Sun committee, will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium, with doors opening at 8 p.m. There will be lip-syncing, a photo booth, and much more! Tickets cost $10 in advance, available at the Fine Line Art Gallery or by calling Shelly (274-5407) or Jolene (276-8473), and $12 at the door. All proceeds to support Fun in the Sun 2017.
Kids & Co. presents “Hamelin: A new fable” on Monday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets cost $12 each (available at the door), with kids three and under being free. For more info, call Tara at 271-0320 or visit www.kidsandco.ca
The 35th-annual Nestor Falls Winter Carnival will be held March 3-5. Activities will include a fish cook-off and vendor blendor on the Friday, a fish derby, cribbage tournament, blind curling, kids’ games, photo contest, and a dance on the Saturday, and a pancake breakfast on the Sunday. For more info, call Pam (484-2103) or Whitney (464-4707) or check out the group’s Facebook page.
Fort Frances Minor Hockey parents: need help with your “Respect in Sport” course? The Valley Adult Learning Association can help. For more details, call 274-3553 or e-mail vala@jam21.net
Tournament passes for the 2017 OFSAA boys’ hockey championships, hosted by Fort Frances, are now available at a cost of $40 for a premium pass and $20 for a regular pass (only 250 will be sold). To buy yours, call OFSAA ticket master Wilf Belluz at 274-3758. Passes also will be available at the Muskie boys’ hockey game on Tuesday night (Dec. 13).
Tickets for a fundraiser raffle for the 2017 OFSAA ‘A/AA’ boys’ hockey championship are now available from all Muskie parents. Tickets cost $10 each, with 11 prizes up for grabs. Only 2,500 tickets are being sold.
“The Refuge,” a hot lunch program open to all Fort Frances High School students, will be served at the Bethel Church (behind the Copper River Inn) every Monday until the end of the school year. A donation of a toonie is requested to help defray costs. For more info or to volunteer to help, call Laura at 274-0226 or Barb at 274-0851.