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Chamber AGM slated

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.

Several FITS fundraisers set

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.

Cancer program gets grants for equipment

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.

Household items now available for women in need

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.

Easter cantata set for Sunday

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.