Around town

FFHS Muskie Girls BBQ–The Muskie girls hockey team will be holding a barbecue on Sat. Oct. 8 at Safeway from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Come meet the team and grab a hotdog and pop.

Rainy River Christian Farmers Association–District Meeting. Tuesday Oct. 18. 7:30 at Emo CRC 18 Meadow St. Emo.

Local Author visits at the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre– Thursday, October 20th @ 6:00pm; Lorraine Lambert will be signing and reading from her latest book Fort. Copies of Fort will be available to purchase for $20.00; light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, October 22nd @ 11:00am Frank Maraj will be signing and reading from his latest book Snapshots of Life: the Story of Pinnie and Bella. Copies of the book will be available to purchase for $30.00; a light lunch will be served.

Bargain Shop Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive–Runs ends on Friday. 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–Sun- day 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 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.