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“Welcome to the Great White North, Eh,” Fort Dance Studio’s seventh-annual core and elite divisions recital, will be held today and tomorrow (June 9-10) at 7 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets are available at Betty’s and the door.

The Clover Valley Farmers’ Market will be open Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at its McIrvine Road location. The five Fun in the Sun queen contestants will be on hand to wash cars and do face-painting.

Pre-registration for volunteers for the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship next month will be held Saturday, June 10 from 1-4 p.m. at Canadian Tire and again Saturday, June 17 from 1-4 p.m. at Safeway, or sign up online at

A hoof rehabilitation clinic, featuring instructor Pete Ramey, will be held June 10-11 at the Adventure Inn. The fee is $300 (U.S.) To register or for more information, call 483-5347 or go to

Stock car racing will be held at the Emo Speedway on Saturday, June 10 (weather permitting). Hot laps are at 7 p.m., with the first race at 7:30. A frisbee-throwing contest also will be featured this week.

A motorcycle day ride is planned for Sunday, June 11. Meet at Tim Hortons at 11 a.m. For more info, call Murray at 274-6311 (days) or 274-9738 (evenings).

The La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual luncheon meeting Monday, June 12 at noon at La Place Rendez-Vous. Tickets, which cost $12 each, are available at Pharmasave, Shoppers Drug Mart, and the hospital gift shop (please pick them up by June 9).

Town council will hold its next regular meeting on the evening of Monday, June 12 at the Civic Centre at 6:25 p.m. The committee of the whole will meet beforehand at 5:30 p.m.

The local Celiac support group will hold its next meeting Tuesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. (note the time change) in Room 138 at Fort Frances High School (use the main entrance). For more info, contact Lori McKay (274-2116) or Sue Hatfield (274-3327).

A public information and strategy meeting on the downtown core report is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13 from 7-10 p.m. in the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium. Hard copies of the report are available at the Civic Centre and Fort Frances Public Library, and at

The “Working Through Loss” support luncheon, organized by Koochiching Hospice and Respite, will be held Wednesday, June 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in International Falls.

The annual “Strawberry Social,” hosted by the La Verendrye Hospital Auxiliary, will be held Wednesday, June 14 from 1-4 p.m. on the hospital grounds. Cost is $3. There also will be a plant sale, bake table, book sale, pink elephant, and lucky dozen raffle. For take-outs and delivery, call 274-7274.

A seminar on market research, presented by Tannis Drysdale of TGD Consulting, is slated for Wednesday, June 14 from 6-9 p.m. at the Rainy River Future Development Corp. office (608 Scott St.) The fee is $20 per person.

The Valley Adult Learning Association will hold its annual general meeting on June 15 at 6 p.m. at its office (608 B Scott St.)

The “Relay for Life,” a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, will be held June 16-17 at Pither’s Point. Teams can still register by calling April Spzara (274-6444) or Louise Kahler (274-1100).

The second-annual Canadian Tire bike rodeo will be held Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot there. Two bikes are up for grabs, and every child receives a free goodie bag.

The next Brown Bag Lunch ’n Learn session, entitled “Pricing your products or services for maximum profits,” will be held Monday, June 19 from noon-1 p.m. at the Rainy River Future Development Corp.’s office (608 Scott St.) Angela Halvorsen is the presenter and admission is free.

The “Surviving the death of a child” support group, organized by the Koochiching Hospice and Respite, will be held Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in International Falls.

An information session on the self-employment benefits program is slated for Wednesday, June 21 from 2-3 p.m. at the Rainy River Future Development Corp.’s office (608 Scott St.) Angela Halvorsen is the presenter and admission is free.

The annual meeting of the Rainy River Future Development Corp. will be held Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre. Call 274-3276 to RSVP or for more information on becoming a member. Everyone welcome.

The grand opening of the Phase IV renovations at La Verendrye Hospital will be held Thursday, June 22 starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and refreshments will follow, with tours being conducted every 15 minutes from noon-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The board of health for the Northwestern Health Unit will hold its monthly meeting Friday, June 23 at 9 a.m. in the boardroom of the health unit office in Fort Frances. Requests for an audience with the board must be received in writing by executive assistant Dorothy Strain by June 13.

Heron Landing’s second-annual Men’s Open will be held June 24-25. Entry fee is $115, which includes a practice round on the Friday. Sign up early as space is limited.

The Rainy River District School Board will hold its next regular meeting Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at Robert Moore School.

Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. will hold its annual meeting Thursday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at the Activity Depot in Rainy River. Those wishing to make a presentation are asked to submit a written copy by Wednesday, June 14 at 4 p.m.

You are invited to discuss the “Da Vinci Code” every Wednesday during June at 7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Covenant Church (1027 King’s Highway).

The annual M.E.C. July 1 golf tournament is now accepting paid entries ($25 each) to John Bagacki, Ron Bridgeman, and Freddie Beck. The cut-off date for entries is June 24.

The Fort Frances annual volleyball camp, for males and females aged 12-16, will be held July 3-7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. The headline coach will be Andy Mather of Boston College and camp tuition is $165. For more info or to register, contact Duane Roen at Fort Frances High School (274-7747).

“River Theatre,” a summer musical theatre program directed by Renée Martin-Brown, will be held in Emo on July 3-7 for children aged eight-11 and July 24-28 for those 12-16. The program costs $125, with a $20 late registration fee after June 16. To register or for more info, call 482-3055 or e-mail

The CNIB’s eye van is coming to Rainycrest on July 4-15.

The M.E.C. summer fishing derby, featuring categories for walleye, northern, and crappie, will run until Aug. 31. No weigh-ins. Register at Witherspoon’s One-Stop.

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