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Posted on: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 13:01

Fort Frances High School will hold its first-ever “Walk for Water" event, to raise awareness as well as funds for the "Me to We" charity,” today (April 26) from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the track behind Fort High. There also will be a barbecue, music, and some entertainment. Everyone is welcome to attend.

A parent meeting for those interested in the Hockey Canada Skills Academy (for Grade 7-8 students at Fort High for the 2018-19 school year) will be held today (April 26) at 6 p.m. at the FFHS library. For more info, call the high school at 274-7747 or visit www.rrdsb.com/date/hockey-canada-skills-academy

Riverside Health Care will hold its next open board meeting today (April 26) at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at La Verendrye General Hospital (note the location change).

The annual Business & Community Expo, organized by the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Tbaytel, will run Friday, April 27 from 4-9 p.m. and again Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. There also will be a play area and bouncy castle for the kids. Admission is $3, with kids aged 12 and under being free.

“Rockin' For a Reason,” an annual fundraiser for the La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary, will be held April 27-28 at the Fort Frances Curling Club in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce's trade show. All proceeds to support local health care.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—this time featuring a turkey dinner—on Friday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) Admission is $16/person, with a 50/50 draw also to be held. Everyone welcome. Take-outs available by calling 274-3772.

Local PC candidate Greg Rickford will open his local campaign office, located at 335 Scott St. (next to the Makabi Inn), on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend, with light refreshments to be served.

A clothing and bake sale, in support of the new “Dress for Work” program, will be held Saturday, April 28 from 8-11 a.m. downstairs at Curvy Chick (256 Scott St.) All clothing is $2 and all baking from $1-$4.

The Rainy River Cattlemen's Association will hold its spring cattle sale on Saturday, April 28 at 8:30 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn. Protocol cattle will see at 1 p.m. For more info, contact James Gibson at 487-2731 or 271-2005 (cell), via e-mail at katjames24.kg@gmail.com, or at the sales barn (483-5354).

“Bail or Jail," presented by the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce's trade show. To have someone "arrested,” or to volunteer to go behind bars for a good cause, phone/text Bill Michl at 276-1334 or e-mail him at bmichl226@gmail.com

The Riverside Foundation for Health Care is holding its spring luncheon, this year entitled “Mama Needs to Relax,” on Sunday, April 29 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Robert Moore School gym. Tickets are still available for $20 each at McTaggarts, Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, and the Foundation office, or by calling 274-4803.

The Borderland Soccer League will hold a registration night on Wednesday, May 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre, with the fee being $110 for the men's league and $80 for the women's league. All players are asked to complete the online registration form at http://bit.do/2018women (women's league) or http://bit.do/2018men (men's league).

Fort Frances High School presents “Monty Python's Spamalot” on May 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets, available at Northwoods Gallery & Gift and at the door, cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

A session on the future of health care, hosted by the North West LHIN, will be held Thursday, May 3 from 5:30-8 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. For more info or to confirm your participation, contact Nuala McKee at 1-807-684-9425 ext. 2024 or via e-mail at nuala.mckee@lhins.on.ca

The annual “Gun and Hobby Show” will be held Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club (appraisals available). Admission is $5. For more info, call 275-7523.

A Mother's Day luncheon and pie/dessert sale will be held Saturday, May 5 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at McMillan Hall (Knox United Church). Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged seven and up, and $2 for kids aged six and under.

“Hearing voices that are distressing,” a free three-hour interactive workshop, will be held Monday, May 7 from 9 a.m.-noon and again from 1-4 p.m. at the NCDS office at 304 Scott St. (participants only attend one session and this workshop is not recommended for people who hear voices). Pre-registration is required by calling the Fort Frances CMHA at 274-2347 ext. 207. For more info, contact Charlene Strain via e-mail at cstrain@cmhaff.ca

The Rainy River District Festival of the Performing Arts presents its annual “Highlights” concert on Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Admission is $5/person.

The Voice of the Martyrs Canada presents a one-man play, entitled “Solitary Refinement,” on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. Admission is free but contributions gladly accepted. For ages 13+. For more info, contact www.vomcanada.com/touring

“SafeTALK,” a workshop designed to raise suicide alertness among community members, will be held Wednesday, May 9 from noon-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library and again Thursday, May 10 from 6-9 p.m. at NCDS (304 Scott St.) Admission is free but pre-registration is required by contacting Char Strain at 274-2347 ext. 207 (leave message) or via e-mail at cstrain@cmhaff.ca

A roast beef supper, hosted by the St. John's Anglican Church Auxiliary, is planned for Wednesday, May 9 from 5-7 p.m. at St. John's. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for children aged five-10 (those under five are free). Everyone is welcome!

The Fort Frances Curling Club will hold its annual meeting and election of officers on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at the club. All members are encouraged to attend.

“Reflections of Realism: Art by Cher” will run until May 10 in the main floor gallery of the Fort Frances Museum. Enter the draw for one of Cher's prints.

The Emo Walleye Classic runs May 24-26, with the entry fee being $500/team. Download a registration form at www.emowalleye.com

“Relay for Life" will be held Saturday, June 23 from 4-10:30 p.m. at the new Rainy Lake Square in downtown Fort Frances. Teams are urged to sing up today by contacting organizer Monica Sus at 274-7043 or by dropping by the "Welcome Home” Fort Frances Family Centre (272 Scott St.) on Monday to Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Rainy River District Stewardship Group once again is selling white spruce and red pine seedlings in bundles of 20 for $5 (supplies are limited). Pick-up will be at the Emo Agricultural Research Station or the Fort Frances Public Library on May 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more info or to make an order, contact Kim Jo Bliss at 275-9706.