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The Fort Frances Lakers will host the Thunder Bay North Stars in SIJHL action on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice For Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for those 12 and under, and free for those under five.

The October cattle sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Stratton sales barn. Start time is 8:30 a.m.; protocol cattle will sell at 1 p.m. Sale broadcast live online with DLMS. Any questions? Contact James Gibson at 487-2731 or 271-2005.

The Retired Teachers of Ontario are holding a retirement planning workshop on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m.-noon at La Place Rendez-Vous. Its' designed for anyone who works in schools and for school boards. Register online at: Questions? Contact Sallee Dick at 807-486-3624.

A fall harvest tea, hosted by La Verendrye General Hospital Auxiliary, will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 from 2-4 p.m. at New Beginnings Fellowship Church. Cookie walk, bake table, tea and coffee, sandwiches, dainties, door prize and more. Admission $5. Everyone welcome; wheelchair accessible.

Our Lady of Lourdes C.W.L. will hold its fall tea and bake sale on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 2-4 p.m. at Deacon Elmer Mainville Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Admission $4 for adults; $2 for children 12 and under.

Election day is Monday, Oct. 21. Get out and vote!

District students will be off school Monday, Oct. 21 for a P.D. day.

An open art studio, hosted by Community Living Fort Frances and District, will be held on Monday, Oct. 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library. (Note the earlier start time due to the P.D. day.)

Valley Adult Learning Association will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, starting at 10 a.m. at 241 C. Second St. E.

Ontario Public Library Week will be celebrated with a party on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Rainy River District Festival for the Performing Arts committee will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. Anyone interested in the 2020 festival is welcome to attend. For more info, go to or call Dave at 276-8684.

CUPE Local 65 will hold its general membership meeting and a special by-election for the executive position of warden on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau.

Riverside Health Care will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Emo Health Centre.

A diabetes seminar, hosted by Valley Diabetes Education Centre, will be held on Monday, Oct. 28 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Senior Centre. Topics will include prevention and control, and there will be a question and answer period. For more info, call Cindy at 274-7656.

Kids & Company will present “Ripopee,” a clownish fable, on Monday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets cost $12 in advance (available online at and $15 at the door (kids three and under are free). For more info, call Tara at 271-0320.

The Associates of Ste. Marguerite d'Youville will be holding its annual coat drive on Oct. 30-31 from 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau (old CN station). Drop-off days will be Oct. 28-29 from 1-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop by.

The Legion Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its next monthly supper—featuring chicken marsala—on Friday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at the Legion (doors open at 4:30). Admission is $16/person, with take-outs available by calling 274-3772. Bring a friend!

A fall turkey supper, hosted by St. John's Anglican Church, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5-7 p.m. at St. John's. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for children aged six-10, with kids five and under being free. Everyone welcome!

“Trunk or Treat 2019” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre parking lot. Trunks can be registered at up until Oct. 24. The library's also accepting monetary and candy donations if you are interested in helping make this year one of the best yet. Any questions? Please call 274-9879.

The 908 Rainy Lake Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is looking for new members. They meet Monday nights now through June 11, 2020 in the arena auditorium. Ages 12-18 welcome. Registration is ongoing through the year. For more info, contact the squadron at 274-1365, or

The Fort Frances Kiwanis Club will hold bingo at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) every Friday at 1:30 p.m. through the end of November. Everyone aged 55+ welcome!

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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