A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for local “Dancin' with Darcie” students raising money to take part in a national dance competition in Wisconsin Dells this summer will take place today (June 20) from 5-7 p.m. at the Couchiching Multi-use Facility. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under. Penny table, 50/50 draw and more.
“A Grease Sing-A-Long” will take place during Rainy Lake Movie Night tonight at the Rainy Lake Square. Starts at 9 p.m. Enjoy this John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John classic under the stars. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your vocal chords.
Couchiching First Nation will be holding its annual pow-wow this Friday through Sunday (June 21-23).
“Solstice Yoga,” led by Meghan Spooner, will take place on Friday, June 21 from 6-9 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Honour the solstice and renew your body through the tradition of practising 108 sun salutations (you don't have to do all 108). Free event. Beginner friendly. Open to all. Food donations for the local food bank will be collected.
St. Mary's Youth Groups will be hosting a garage sale on Friday, June 21 from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 22 from 8 a.m.-noon at 209 Victoria Ave.
If you have any items from small to large that you wish to donate except clothes and books, please contact Kenny Desjardins at (807) 276-4079.
The 18th-annual “Relay for Life" is slated for Saturday, June 22 from 2-11 p.m. at the Point Park. Opening ceremonies begin at 2 p.m., with the "Survivors/Caregiver/Team Lap” to take place at 2:40 p.m. See a full schedule of events on page A3 of yesterday's Times. Luminaries are still available to purchase around town, including the Fort Frances Times. For more information, contact Anneda Chabot at 276-0698.
Stock car racing action goes Saturday, June 22 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first heat at 7:30 (weather permitting). Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, with those nine and under being free.
Town council will hold its next regular meeting on Monday, June 27 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.
Community Living Fort Frances and District will hold its annual general business meeting on Monday, June 24 at 6 p.m. at the CLFFD Resource Centre (525 Mowat Ave.). Annual business meeting and election of officers. Any questions? Call Wendy at 274-5556, ext. 210.
The Rainy River District School Board will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. in the Education Centre in Fort Frances. The meeting is to discuss the 2019-2020 budget. The public is welcome to attend.
Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. in the board room at La Verendrye General Hospital.
The Alzheimer Society's “Dementia Friendly Walking Group” will walk every Wednesday at 10 a.m. starting at the Sorting Gap Marina. Bring your loved one with dementia or just yourself for a little exercise with friends.
Fort Frances Little Theatre will hold its annual general membership meeting on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at McMillan Hall in Knox United Church. New members welcome. Board vacancies to be filled. Refreshments served.
Riverside Foundation for Health Care will be selling its Canada Day Cash Lottery tickets on Thursday, June 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rainy Lake Square. Get a free lunch (hot dog, hamburger, cheeseburger combo) with a lottery ticket purchase. Tickets cost $20 each, three for $50, or seven for $100. The draw will take place on Monday, July 1 at 3 p.m. at the Point Park. Grand prize is $10,000.
“Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin's Ship,” the newest exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum, will open Saturday, June 29 and run through Sept. 22. A grand opening for the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Admission fees apply: Adults $8, family $24, seniors/children six-12 $6.
The Br. #29 Legion Ladies Auxiliary will hold a pancake breakfast on Monday, July 1 from 7-9:30 a.m. upstairs at the Legion. Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children five and under.
The first-annual Fun in the Sun Colour Run will take place on Monday, July 1 at 9 a.m. at the Sorting Gap Marina. Register at Taggs Source for Sports. Registration fee is $20, $10 for children 12 and under.
The Kiwanis Club earring raffle will be held on Monday, July 1 at 4 p.m. at the Point Park. Win diamond earrings donated by Brockie's Jewellers (valued at $2,000). Proceeds to help local projects, including the Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy. Tickets $5 each; available at Lidkea Optometry and Investors Group as well as from Kiwanis Club and Gymnastics Academy members.
A GED preparation course at Valley Adult Learning Association will commence July 2 and run Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon through the summer. If you have any questions or wish to register email email@example.com or call 274-3553.
A “Festival of India,” presented by the Vedic Cultural Centre-Thunder Bay and Town of Fort Frances, will take place on Monday, July 22 at 6 p.m. at Rainy Lake Square. Music, dancing, and food. Entrance free.
The Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 2019 induction banquet on Saturday, Aug. 10 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Tickets now on sale at Taggs Source for Sports for $40 each.
The Rainy Lake Market is open every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Come see your favourite vendors. If you would like a table or tent please arrive between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Questions about markets? Please call 274 9621.
Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (I am a kind man) healing circles, led by elder Buddy Loyie, are being held every Monday at the UNFC Circle of Life Centre (use the First Street entrance). Start time us 4:30 p.m. For more info, contact Sheila McMahon at 274-8541.