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The Rainy River Cattlemen's Association will be holding its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at Our Lady of the Way school in Stratton. The agenda will include updates, sales dates for 2020 and bringing members up to speed on the barn construction. Your opinions will be sought and appreciated. For more info contact Kim Jo at 807-275-9706.

The Fort Frances Lakers will be taking on the Thunder Bay North Stars on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ice for Kids Arena. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for students; $5 for children 12 and under; free for children under five.

The Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy will be holding a 19+ Paint Night at the Royal Canadian Legion on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. to raise funds to purchase equipment for the program. There will be a cash bar and snacks available for purchase. Tickets are $45+HST and are available from RLGA gymnasts, online at or by emailing More information can be found on the Rainy Lake Gymnastics Academy Facebook page.

The Fort Frances Senior Centre invites all seniors to a special presentation of CMHA's Older Adults Program by Sarah-Lynn Klassen at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17. Sarah-Lynn will speak on mental heath. “Is it the winter blahs or something more?” Please pre-register by calling Cindy at 274-7656.

Kids & Company will present “Rythmo 2” on Monday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre. Tickets cost $10.50 in advance (available online at and $12 at the door (kids three and under are free). For more info, call Tara at 271-0320.

The Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society will be holding their annual meeting upstairs at the Barwick Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The agenda includes the election of Officers and Directors for 2020 and committee reports for 2019. Memberships for the coming year may be purchased for $10.

The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 29 will be holding their monthly supper upstairs at the Legion on Friday, Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the supper are $16 per plate, and will include roaster centre cut pork loin, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, vegetables, buns, salad and pie or dessert. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Take outs are also available by calling 274-3772.

Join the Substance Abuse Team, the Fort Frances Lakers and the Fort Frances Muskies for a free Family Day Skate at the 52 Canadians arena from 2 - 4 p.m. on Feb. 17. Complimentary hot chocolate will be provided. Donations of gently used hockey skates and helmets are also being collected at the Memorial Sportsplex and “The Duke” Arena so more kids have the chance to get on the ice.

The Rainy River District Right Relations Circle meets at 10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre. New participants are always welcome. For more info, email

The Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre will be opening its new exhibit “Canada: Day 1,” which tells the story of immigration to Canada, in early January. The museum will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

A TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit (824 Victoria Ave.). TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals. First meeting is free. For more info, contact 807-577-5924.

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

Free yoga for adults (16+) is being offered every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre. Instructor is Meghan Spooner.

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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