The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society is meeting today (Jan. 3) at 7 p.m. at the Emo Curling Club to discuss a proposal to sell a lot of land to Emo Township. Interested members of the fair board are invited to attend.
The 32-annual La Place Rendez-Vous Open, hosted by the Sunset Country Squash Club and featuring a full slate of 66 participants in men's women's, and junior divisions, will run this Friday to Sunday (Jan. 4-6) at the Memorial Sports Centre courts. Spectators welcome.
The Muskie girls' hockey team will host the Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for youths aged 13-18, with those 12 and under being free.
The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in SIJHL action on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for kids 12 and under, with those under five being free.
The “Fibre Arts Festival,” a juried show featuring the work of local fibre artists, will be on display in the small gallery upstairs at the Fort Frances Museum starting in mid-January. The deadline to submit a piece is Jan. 15. Call 274-7891 for more info.
The Borderland Snowmobile Club will hold a poker run on Saturday, Jan. 19 from Fort Frances to Emo, with lunch at the Emo Inn. Registration is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the groomer shack off Eighth Street. No trail permit? A $35 event pass will be available. For more info, call John Homer at 274-6688 or check out the club's Facebook page.
“Fibre Content,” a travelling exhibit featuring award-winning artwork created from textiles, will be in the main floor gallery of the Fort Frances Museum beginning Feb. 1 and running through March.
The annual “Forget Me Not” dinner, hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts, will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 at La Place Rendez-Vous, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6. It also will feature live entertainment. Tickets cost $50 each or $400 for a table of eight, which includes a $25 charitable receipt, which are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts or by calling toll-free 1-800-682-0245. You also can visit www.alzheimerkrr.com
Fort Frances girls' hockey “Radio Bingo" will hold a "Monster Bingo”—featuring $5,000 in total prizes—on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. on B•93 The Border. Buy 9-Ups for $20, which are available at various locations around town and in the district.
A capote-making workshop, with instructors Caren Fagerdahl and Janes Trivers, will be held Feb. 16 and 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Seven Generations Education Institute (lunch provided). The $45 base price covers sewing materials but participants still need to buy a blanket (prices vary). For more info or to register, call Laura at 274-7891. Registration must be accompanied by payment.