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

Rae Spoon, a trailblazer for trans and gender non-binary folks in the arts scene, 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. If it rains, the concert will be inside the Legion.

A benefit dinner for Larisa Curr will be held on Thursday, June 6 from 5-7 p.m. at Knox United Church in Fort Frances. Spaghetti dinner, salad and homemade desserts. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at Good Impressions Printing (274-3233). Take outs available.

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 Fort Frances Horticultural Society will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, June 8 starting at 9 a.m. at 730 Thompson St. Hope to see you there!

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.

Stock car racing action—featuring “The Candy Man”—goes Saturday, June 8 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.

A luncheon and annual general meeting for La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary will take place on Monday, June 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Knox United Church. Tickets available at the hospital gift shop, Pharmasave, and Shoppers Drug Mart until 2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, June 7). Cost is $15 each; sorry, no late sales.

Town council will hold its next regular meeting Monday, June 10 at the Civic Centre. It will follow the committee of the whole meeting, which gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

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.

The Fort Frances Royal Canadian Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, June 12 upstairs at the Legion. Potluck at 6 p.m. (bring your favourite summer dish), meeting at 7 p.m.

The annual “Strawberry Social," hosted by the La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary, will take place on Thursday, June 13 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at La Verendrye Hospital. Berries, cake, ice cream and drink $5. Berries, books, and plants for sale, "Lucky Dozen," "Pick-A-Strawberry,” and quilt raffle. For free delivery, call Helen at 274-6673.

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 Rubber Ducky Race to determine the winner of the Fort Frances Lions Club and Fun in the Sun's “Rubber Ducky Raffle” will be held on Saturday, June 15 at noon at the Sorting Gap Marina. Tickets cost $10 each and can be bought at the Fine Line Art Gallery or from any Fort Frances Lions Club member or Fun in the Sun committee member.

Rainy River Future Development Corp. will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainy River Legion.

The United Native Friendship Centre will hold a BBQ fundraiser for its youth summer camps on Thursday, June 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 516 Portage Ave. Deliveries between 11 a.m.-noon for pre-orders (minimum of 10 burgers). Orders must be called in prior to June 19. To pre-order, call Lori at 274-8541. Bannock burgers $5, hot dogs $2, pop or water $1.

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

Student volunteers are needed to help run the “Night at the Museum” on June 22 at the Fort Frances Museum. Up to 10 hours prep time plus event itself. Call the museum at 274-7891 or message through the museum's Facebook page.

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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