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'150' pin nods still open


If you haven't already, it's high time to nominate someone for a “Canada 150” volunteer pin.

The town is looking to recognize local residents who have made their contribution to make Fort Frances a better place.

An initial call for nominees was made in mid-May, and while a few hundred deserving individuals have been nominated since then, more pins are still available to be awarded.

Take a minute between now and July 31 to nominate someone in our community.

The nomination forms are available at

The town received 500 “Canada 150" volunteer pins in all, with the first 100 to be allocated to volunteers who sit on town boards and committees, along with notable individuals such as 2016 "Citizen of the Year” Ruth Caldwell.

But the town is asking the public to decide who to give the rest to.

Coaches, service club members, and auxiliary members are just a few types of volunteers eligible.

While there's no age limit on who can get a pin for their volunteerism, the town would love to give the at least 150 pins to recipients under the age of 50.

The pins will be presented during a community ceremony at the newly-opened Rainy Lake Square either in late August or early September.

Nominees will be notified of the ceremony date once it's confirmed.

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