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The Emo Walleye Classic will run today through Saturday, starting with the angler parade today at 5:30 p.m. Flights then leave at 8 and 8:30 a.m. both Friday and Saturday with the weigh-ins beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Emo/La Vallee Arena. See the full schedule of events in this week's Times!

“Mary Poppins”—the classic film with Julie Andrews—will be screened starting at 8:30 p.m. this evening at the Rainy Lake Square. Free event sponsored by TD Canada Trust. Family-friendly. Bring a chair.

“Rockin' For A Reason,” presented by La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary, will be held on Friday, May 24 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the Spring Market at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Donations can be made at their booth. All proceeds go to local health care.

“Just Be You,” the first-annual Rainy River Pride walk will take place on Saturday, May 25 from 10-11 a.m. in Rainy River. Starting location is the Rainy River municipal office. Everyone invited to walk in support of LGBTQ2SIA community members. Family, dog and bike friendly. For more info, call Hailey Coleman or Chelsea Greig at 852-3268.

Friends of the Library will hold their annual book sale on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Donations welcome. Please drop off books at the library starting Tuesday (May 21).

Stock car racing action goes Saturday, May 25 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the first heat at 7:30 (weather permitting). Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, with those nine and under being free.

The annual general meeting for the Fort Frances Lakers will be held on Monday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel. Anyone wishing to hold a position on the board of directors must attend. Everyone welcome.

“Two-Spirit Teachings” will take place Tuesday, May 28 from 5-8 p.m. at UNFC (516 Portage Ave.). Dinner provided. This is a PRIDE WEEK+ event.

Open houses for the Personal Support Worker program will be held on Wednesday, May 29 and Wednesday, June 5 from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Rainycrest Long Term Care. Find out more about the program which will start this September.

The Mill Alumni will hold its seventh-annual banquet on Thursday, May 30 at the local Legion starting with social hour at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $30 each and are available at From the Grind Up and the Sister Kennedy Centre and as well as from committee members Ed (274-5237), Herman (274-9520), Al (486-0360), Don (274-9139), Robert (274-6435), or Stan (274-5083). Tickets must be purchased before May 21.

A “Friends” trivia night will be held on Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Test your knowledge of the popular '90s TV show. Sign up with your team to win $25 Go Local gift cards. Please bring one mobile device per team that can connect to wifi. Sign up at

Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy is hosting a paint night on Friday, May 31 from 7-10 p.m. at the Couchiching Recreation Centre on Frog Creek Road. Tickets are $45 plus tax per person. Tickets can be purchased online at For more information contact Megan Pistilli at (807) 938-5299.

A “Summer's Day Luncheon” and pie and dessert sale will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Knox United Church. Menu will include a variety of salads, calico beans, buns, breads, dessert and a beverage. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children seven and older; $2 for kids six and under. Bake table.

The Northwest Training & Adjustment Board will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, June 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Seven Generations Education Institute (the Circle Room at the Nanicost Complex). Please RSVP by May 27. Get free tickets at Eventbrite: You can also call (807) 223-3813 or email:

Community Living Art Studio will take place on Monday, June 3 from 3-5 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. Everyone welcome. This is a PRIDE WEEK+ event.

“Pride @ Yoga!” will take place on Tuesday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. First-timers and all ages welcome.

“Love, Scott” will be screened on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. This is a PRIDE WEEK+ event.

A “Pride and Awareness” breakfast will be held on Wednesday, June 5 from 9-11 a.m. at Fort Frances Tribal Area Health (601 King's Highway).

A workshop on supporting LGBTQ2 youth will be held on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainy River District School Board (522 Second St. East) Pre-register by emailing

A Senior Fair will be held on Thursday, June 6 at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free event will feature exhibits, lunch, prizes. Guest speakers will be David Schwartz (pharmaceutical issues) and Trudy McCormack (financial issues for seniors). Register before June 3 by calling the Senior Centre at 274-7656 or stopping by 401 Nelson St. Registration will be limited so do it early.

“Showcase Your Pride!” Build a Pride March banner or flag on Thursday, June 6 from 1-8 p.m. at UNFC (516 Portage Ave.). Youth and families welcome.

Rae Spoon will perform a free concert on Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Bring your own chair. Refreshments will be sold.

A “Fort Fabulous Drag Show” will take place on Friday, June 7 at Club 88 (235 Scott St.). Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Admission is $5. Age of majority.

The Passport to Pride March will take place on Saturday, June 8. March will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Smokey Bear Park in International Falls and proceed across the bridge to Fort Frances. Remember to bring ID for entry into Canada.

A Pride BBQ will take place on Saturday, June 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Free BBQ. Music by Warming.

A “Drag Brunch” will take place on Sunday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at Flint House (232 Scott St.). Buffet brunch. Tickets available via Facebook Event Page.

The United Native Friendship Centre will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion (250 Church St.). Business will include election of officers, presentation of audit, and other business as deemed necessary. All current members urged to attend; new members welcome.

FIREFLY will hold its annual general meeting on Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m. in FIREFLY Room L08, 820 Lakeview Drive, Kenora. Everyone welcome.

The Lions Legacy Golf Tournament, presented by the Fort Frances Lions Club and the Fort Frances Voyageurs Lions Club, will be held on Saturday, June 22 starting at 10 a.m. at the Heron Landing (Couchiching). The cost is $100 each or $400/team, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and supper. Entries limited to the first 36 paid teams, with the registration deadline being June 6. Proceeds to the homelessness program and the women's shelter program. To register, contact Bill Michl at 276-1334 or or David Beach at 276-0464 or

Wayne Johnson, CEO of Tearfund Canada, will speak about global poverty at the Church of the Holy Spirit on Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. The talk will be followed by a potluck meal. If you wish to attend either the speaking portion and/or the meal, please RSVP to Jane Trivers at 274-2930 or by Monday, June 10.

The first-annual Fun in the Sun Colour Run will take place on July 1 at 9 a.m. at the Sorting Gap Marina. Register at Taggs Source for Sports. Registration fee is $20, $10 for children 12 and under.

A GED preparation course at Valley Adult Learning Association will commence July 2 and run Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon through the summer. If you have any questions or wish to register email or call 274-3553.

The Fort Frances Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 2019 induction banquet on Saturday, Aug. 10 at La Place Rendez-Vous. Tickets now on sale at Taggs Source for Sports for $40 each.

The Rainy Lake Market is open every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rainy Lake Square. Come see your favourite vendors. If you would like a table or tent please arrive between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Questions about markets? Please call 274 9621.

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (I am a kind man) healing circles, led by elder Buddy Loyie, are being held every Monday at the UNFC Circle of Life Centre (use the First Street entrance). Start time us 4:30 p.m. For more info, contact Sheila McMahon at 274-8541.

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