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The SIJHL 2018 Showcase, presented by the Seven Generations Education Institute and Flint House, continues today (Jan. 31) with games featuring Thunder Bay vs. English River (1 p.m.), Thief River Falls vs. Minnesota (4:15 p.m.), and the Lakers vs. Dryden (7:30 p.m.) Admission is $25 for a day pass or $12 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for those 12 and under per game.

The annual “Forget Me Not” dinner, hosted by the Kenora-Rainy River Alzheimer Society, will be held Saturday, Feb. 3 at La Place Rendez-Vous, with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The guest speaker is Dr. Barry Campbell while Entyrely Mac will provide live entertainment. Tickets, which cost $50 each or $400 for a table of eight (includes a $25 charitable tax receipt), are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, by calling 1-807-468-1516 or 1-800-682-0245, or e-mailing

The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club will host its first-annual Rainy Lake Loppet this Sunday (Feb. 4) at its Rocky Inlet trails. Interested skiers must register online via the Zone 4 website, with the registration cut-off being this Saturday at 9:59 p.m. The cost is $10 for club members and $15 for non-members, with fees being collected on race day when participants receive their bib number. Sign-in opens at 9:30 a.m., with the first race slated to begin at 11 a.m. If you have any questions about the loppet, contact the club via e-mail at

The PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise is hosting a free session about women in politics and running for an elected position on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the local Confederation College campus (adjacent to Fort Frances High School). Register at or

A Valentine luncheon, hosted by St. John's Anglican Church, will be held there Friday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. It will feature assorted soups, sandwiches, and dainties, as well as a bake table. Admission is $8 for adults and everyone is welcome.

The Muskie boys' hockey team's annual tea and bake sale will be held Saturday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the FFHS cafeteria. There will be an extensive array of goodies and penny table prizes, along with refreshments, sandwiches, and dainties. Admission is $5 and be sure to register for the door prize.

A free lunch for all community volunteers, hosted by the Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau and Judy Kielczewski, will be held Saturday, Feb. 10 at the old CN station. Volunteers are encouraged to drop by anytime from noon-2 p.m. to have a meal consisting of sloppy joes, coleslaw, potato chips, coffee/juice, and dessert.

The 51st-annual Church Bonspiel will be held Saturday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club. Open to any combination of four players and all ages welcome! The entry fee is $100/team, which includes three six-end games and lunch. Awards for the first- and second-place teams. Register by contacting Bonny Mueller at 274-5148 or via e-mail at, Bill Gushulak at 274-3891/275-9252 or via e-mail at, or the Fort Frances Curling Club at 274-6667.

The FMG Ice Dragons Challenge, hosted by the International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club, will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 from 3-9 p.m. on the ice by La Place Rendez-Vous. The course is 200 metres long and there will be three divisions: men's, women's, and mixed. There are 10 people per team (ages 12+) and the registration fee is $500/team. Register as a team or individual before Feb. 9. For more info or to sign up, e-mail or visit

The Rainy River District Right Relations Circle will hold a screening of the documentary, “Colonization Road,” followed by a panel discussion, on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

A seniors' Bingo, sponsored by the Fort Frances Kiwanis Club, is held at the Fort Frances Senior Centre (Sister Kennedy Centre) on Fridays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The cost is $2 per card, with the jackpot game being $1 per card.

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