With “Tour de Fort” already looking ahead to its 2017-18 season, the non-profit group is asking town council for a reduction in its rental fees for the Townshend Theatre.
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The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual general meeting next Thursday (April 27) from 5:30-7 p.m. upstairs at La Place Rendez-Vous.
This is an important meeting for member businesses as it fulfills the need for our organization to be accountable.
It also enables members to participate in the governance or leadership of the Chamber.
Tickets are moving for the Riverside Foundation for Health Care's annual spring ladies' luncheon.
The fundraiser, set for Sunday, May 7 in the Robert Moore School gym, once again is expected to be a sold-out event.
The Br. #29 Legion Ladies' Auxiliary met April 12, with 30 members in attendance.
The charter was draped in memory of Nancy Shaw, who had an incredible 76 years as an auxiliary member.
We also draped the charter in memory of Carol Affleck, who was taken from us so tragically.
Whether you donate your dollars or your time, the local Fun in the Sun (FITS) committee needs your help to make this July 1 celebration bigger and better than ever in honour of Canada's 150th birthday.
The committee has come up with several ways for people to support them—and have fun at the same time, FITS chairperson Cynthia Donald told the Times.
Donors across Northwestern Ontario continue to provide hope and exceptional cancer care services thanks to donations to the Northern Cancer Fund of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation.
La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances is the recipient of two grants—totalling $14,677.41—for a new vital signs monitor and Triple Channel IV pump for the cancer program.
Since she was small, Joanne Ogden's grandmother always said she would be a nurse, no matter how hard Ogden rejected the idea of it.
Now, with almost 32 years of experience in the field, Ogden, a community health nurse here in Rainy River District, will travel to Ottawa on May 8 to accept the First Nations and Inuit Health Award of Excellence in Nursing.
Scott Street certainly was hopping Saturday.
An estimated 400 children flocked downtown for the fourth-annual “Egg-Stravaganza” hosted by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club and The Shops on Scott.
“It was an awesome day,” enthused Kiwanian Diane Maxey, who was lead organizer for this year's event.
An appeal last month for donations to the Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope's “From Our Home To Yours” program has been answered.
Now the shelter is seeking out local woman in need who might require the items.
“We've had a phenomenal response,” outreach worker Laura Bailey told the Times.
“The community's been great, the whole district,” she enthused.
The Easter season isn't over just yet.
The Fort Frances Choraliers will perform their Easter cantata, this year entitled “Champion of Love,” this Sunday (April 23) at 3 p.m. at the New Beginnings Fellowship.
Choir director Diane Maxey said she has a solid group of 55 women and men—many mainstays and some new voices—tuned up and ready to sing.