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“Avengers: Endgame” will be screened on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Rainy Lake Square starting at 8:30 p.m. Free movie. Bring your own chair and snacks.

The Watten Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fish fry on Friday, Aug. 23 from 4-8 p.m. at Sunny Cove Camp. Admission is $16 for adults and $6 for kids. All you can eat.

The 17th-annual “Ride for Memories,” presented by the local Alzheimer Society, will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, with start locations in Fort Frances, Dryden, Kenora and Sioux Lookout. A steak dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the Legion in Kenora. Registration is $25 (dinner ticket included). For more info, call toll-free 1-800-682-0245, e-mail, or visit

Stock car racing action goes Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Emo Speedway, with hot laps at 6 p.m. and the first heat at 6:30 each day. It will be “Fan Appreciation Night.” Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, with those nine and under being free.

The next “Open Air Art Studio,” presented by Community Living Fort Frances and District, will be held Monday, Aug. 26 from 3-5:30 p.m. at Legion Park. The theme will be potato stamping and leaf printing. The session is free, and all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.

Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy registration will take place at Fort Frances GM on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Check out their Facebook page.

The Fort Frances Curling Club will hold a brief membership meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. upstairs at the curling club. Amendments to bylaws will be discussed, followed by a vote.

Tea and scones will run one last time for the season on Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Fort Frances Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (back elevator entrance will be open). Admission is $5. (Cost doesn't include admission to exhibit.)

Rewind will perform on Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Rainy Lake Square from 6-8 p.m. Free concert. Bring a chair.

The Alzheimer Society's “Dementia Friendly Walking Group” will walk for the last time this summer on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. starting at the Sorting Gap Marina. Bring your loved one with dementia or just yourself for a little exercise with friends.

The local Alzheimer Society is holding a learning series for caregivers of people with dementia on Tuesday evenings in September at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 1-800-682-0245 or e-mailing

The Hunter Education and Canadian Firearms Safety Course will be taught on Sept. 5-8 at the Super 8 Motel here. It will run Thursday and Friday 6-10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Course fee is $320 plus HST (includes books and exams). To sign up, contact instructor Ben Prince at 807-474-8119 or

A benefit dinner will be held for Leeann Johnson-Mainville on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3-6 p.m. at the Couchiching Multi Use Facility. She had back surgery in Germany and experienced complications, resulting in huge, unexpected expenses. A lasagna dinner will be served and there will be a penny table with tons of great prizes. Tickets are $20 per adult, $10 for kids; children under 5 are free. Tickets available at Northwoods and the Great Bear, from Sandra McNay (276-1293), as well as from some of Johnson-Mainville's family. Support tickets are also available for $20.

NCDS will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at NCDS (300 Scott St.).

The Fort Frances Writers' Group will hold their first fall meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Museum. New members welcome. Current members please bring your summer assignments.

Online registration for the Emo-Devlin-Barwick Minor Hockey Association is now open at Cash only registration will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Emo arena. A $25 late fee will apply after Sept. 14.

The Fort Frances Minor Hockey Association is looking for junior and senior officials for the upcoming season. For more info, contact Matt McLellan at 271-4411. Deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 13.

The Rainy River District Women's Shelter of Hope will hold its annual general meeting on Monday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at La Place Rendez-Vous. Any interested parties may attend.

The Rainy River District retired nurses will hold their annual retirement dinner on Monday, Sept. 16 at the Fort Frances Legion. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30. Cost is $25 per ticket. Tickets can be bought at Northwoods, Pharmasave, Emo Drugs, the Emo hospital, Cloverleaf Grocery, or by calling Carol (487-2512), Jean (274-2286), or Sally (274-5625). Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 9.

The Fort Frances Badminton Club is taking registrations for its youth program (starts Sept. 16) and recreational badminton (starts Oct. 4). The registration deadline for the former is Monday, Sept. 9; there is no deadline for the latter. To register or for more info, contact Shari or Louis Bujold at 274-7410 or via e-mail at

CUPE Local 65 will hold its general membership meeting and a special meeting to vote on bylaw amendments on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau.

The Border Skating Club is taking registrations for the upcoming season. Online registration is available at

The Fort Frances Girls'/Women's Hockey Association currently is holding online registration at, with the season going from the last week of September through March. A pre-season development camp, for registered FFGWHA players in the Novice through Midget divisions, will run Sept. 17-19 (the cost of the camp is included in the registration fee).

“Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin's Ship,” the newest exhibit at the Fort Frances Museum, will run through Sept. 22. Admission fees apply: Adults $8, family $24, seniors/children six-12 $6.

Lakers' season passes are on sale now. Twenty-seven season home games for just $240. Season ticket holders can reserve a specific seat. To purchase a season pass, call John at 274-1447 or 276-4207.

Genealogy research services are available at the Fort Frances Public Library. Call 807-274-9879 or email to make an appointment with local experts.

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