Around Town

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation–A full slate of events has been scheduled for Sept. 30. A collaboration between local organizations begins with a walk from Sorting Gap Marina to the Residential School Monument at the Nanicost Grounds. The route changed recently please check Facebook for more details. The walk will be followed by Elders sharing their healing stories, and the day will end with a powwow.

Guthrie United Church Harvest Supper–Sunday Oct. 2 5-7 p.m. Turkey, ham and all the trimmings adults $25, 6-12 $15. five and under eat free. Take out available.

Monsignor Pat Stilla at St. Mary’s Church–The Vicar General of the Thunder Bay Diocese offers mass next week, Mon-Wed. Oct. 2-4. Starting at 6 p.m.

Bargain Shop Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive–Runs Mon. Sept. 26-Oct. 8. Please stop by and donate a food item as a way of giving thanks for our blessings throughout the year.

Family Centre Thanksgiving Dinner–Wednesday Oct. 5 starting at noon. Open to all.

Volunteer Bureau Coat Drive–Drop off Mon-Wed. Oct. 24-26 from 1-6 p.m. Accepting donations of all gently used winter gear. Coats, snowpants, boots, hats, and mittens etc. Items can be picked up by those who need them on Thurs. and Fri. Oct. 27-28 from 1-6 p.m.

Fall workshops at the Museum–The Museum is hosting a variety of creative workshops over the fall. See their Facebook page for more information. Workshops include felting, ink drawing, cookie decorating, Christmas Wreaths and more.

Valley Adult Learning Association free fall courses– Basic Computers Wed. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 5-Nov. 2. Excel Tues. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-Nov. 15. Cricut Thurs. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 3-Dec. 1 Mobile Devices Wed. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 16-Dec.7

Valley Adult Learning Association AGM– Monday Sept. 26, 10 a.m. 241C Second St. E.

Free Community take-out BBQ–CMHA Fort Frances in honour of mental health awareness week. 612 Portage Ave. Oct. 5, 11:30-1:00.

7th Annual GLOW walk/run in honour of Mental Illness Awareness Week– $10 min. donation to register Oct. 6 Sorting Gap Marina. Prizes for the best glow, best group and best glow pet. Contact CMHA Fort Frances for more info. 274-2347

LaVerendrye General Hospital Auxiliary Fall Tea–Sunday Oct. 16. 2-4 p.m. at the FF senior centre 411 Nelson St. Admission $5.

Rainycrest Auxiliary Membership–New members are needed and current members are reminded to renew their membership for 2023 dues are $5 per year and can be paid at the Tuck Shop or by calling 274-6954 (Judy) or 271-4114 (Donna)

2nd Annual Community parking lot Hockey Tournament– Hosted by Fort Frances GM. Oct. 22 11 a.m.-3 p.m. four-on-four teams. No Entry fee free refreshments. Email holly@ or fill out a digital entry form on Facebook. All ages welcomed.

Fort Frances Lions Club TV Bingo– Starts Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. on Shaw Cable. Bingo cards available at the usual outlets

Bingo at the Sister Kennedy Centre– 1:30-3:30 p.m. every Friday fro the next eight weeks. Starting Sept. 9 and ending Oct. 28. All Senior welcome.

Tai Chi– Fall/winter Tai Chi sessions for 55 plus will begin at the Senior Centre on Monday September 19th. For further information call Cindy at the Fort Frances Senior Centre, 274-7656, or Carole at 274-5736.

Fort Frances Writer’s Group– Will be starting in-person meetings at the Church of the Holy Spirit 834 Victoria Ave. Second Wednesday of every month starting Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. New members welcome. Call Sherry at 276-8922 for more information.


The Fort Frances Lakers Need Billets You can be a home away from home for a young hockey player. For more information you can contact Sarah at 275-6991 or visit

Parents: The Muskie Touchdown Club Needs You!

The Muskie Touchdown Club is a volunteer organization comprised of parents of Muskie Football players. The club raises funds to pay for equipment and travel for the football program. Join the Touchdown Club by messaging the Muskie Football group on Facebook. Parents may also follow the FFHS Muskie Football Instagram account.

Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteer drivers. Call Sheri at 274-4818 for more information or email

The Fort Frances Volunteer Bureau is seeking new volunteers. Pick up an application from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, call 807-274-9555 or e-mail for more information.

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 29 is always on the lookout for new members! If you would like to know more about joining this group of fun and hard-working ladies, please contact Cindy Noble at 271-2021 or Joanne Gosselin at 274-5932.