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W.I. ‘pie social’ set


The Rainy River District Women’s Institute will host a “pie social” this Friday (July 18) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Emo Museum.

For just $4, you can get a beverage and a delicious piece of pie. There also will be whole pies for sale.

The door prize will be two tickets to the Emo Speedway, donated by the Borderland Racing Association.

Proceeds from the pie social will be used to support the W.I. Museum.

The public is encouraged to come out to support the museum, enjoy some pie, and socialize with family and friends.

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It’s time to get your tickets to the next big musical event in the district—the inaugural “Harmony of Nations” Music Festival under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina in Fort Frances.

Set for this Friday and Saturday (July 18-19), it’s billed as a celebration of Canadian, American, First Nation, and Métis cultures, with a mix of both local and away performers (around 18 different groups and individuals in all!)

The cost is $60 for a two-day pass.

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The annual soil and crop tour is slated for Thursday, July 31 starting at 9:30 a.m. at Scott McNabb’s place in Stratton.

We have a tight schedule but it is going to be a great day to get out and look at our district (you will need to bring your own lunch).

The open house at the Emo Agricultural Research Station will follow starting at 7 p.m.

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The annual “Quest for the Best” singing competition will be held Friday, July 25 starting at 7 p.m. under the big tent at the Sorting Gap Marina in conjunction with the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship.

Tickets cost $15 each, which are available at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce office (located upstairs at the Northern Lights Credit Union).

For more info, call Chamber manager Annely Armstrong-Thorstad at 274-5773.

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Nolan’s Hockey School (for ages five-17), featuring Buffalo Sabres’ head coach Ted Nolan and former Carolina Hurricanes’ centre Brandon Nolan, will run Aug. 3-6 at the Couchiching Arena.

Registration costs $300/child.

For more info, call Faron (274-1223) or the band office (274-3228).

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